AMSTUTZ. - Paul George, son of Moses and Aldine (Nussbaum) AMSTUTZ, was born near Kidron, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1930; passed away at his home, near Dalton, Ohio, May 25, 1948; aged 17 y. 8 m. 10 d. Death was caused by a carcinoma. Although he had never fully recovered from an operation which he underwent in January, 1948, he was able to finish school and to help with the farm work. Early in youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized; he remained a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church until death. He had a cheerful and friendly disposition, which won for him many friends. He was also a lover of music and would often be heard to sing at his work. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Vilas, Kidron, Ohio), 3 sisters (Esther, Irene, and Lila, at home), one grandmother (Mrs. Anna Amstutz, Kidron, Ohio), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted May 28 at the home and at the Kidron Church by Reuben Hoffstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
BLOUGH. - Rhoda Marie, daughter of Orvin and Mary BLOUGH, was born Nov. 29, 1939; died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa.; May 11, 1948, aged 8 y. 5 m. 12 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Barbara Ann and Ruth Naomi), one brother (Melvin Wayne), her grandparents, and one great-grandmother. Although she suffered a prolonged illness, she bore it patiently. Funeral services at the home and at the Stahl Church, Johnstown, Pa., were in charge of Sanford G. Shetler and Harry C. Blough.
BRUBACHER. - John H., son of the late Daniel F. and Elizabeth (Huber) BRUBACHER, was born June 29, 1862; passed away at his home in East Petersburg, Pa., May 26, 1948; aged 85 y. 10m. 27 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church. In October, 1884, he was married to Mary D. Hostetter, who passed away April 6, 1947. Surviving are 2 daughters (Elizabeth H., and Anna H. Farmer, at home). Funeral services were conducted May 29 at the home by Frank N. Kreider and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by James Siegrist and D. Stoner Krady. Text: Psalm 23. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
DOMBACH. - Mark S., son of Ira H. and Earla B. (Snyder) DOMBACH, East Petersburg, Pa., was born Jan. 4, 1933; departed this life on May 28, 1948; aged 15 y. 4 m. 24 d. Having been freed from exams, he had gone with a group of others to a near-by creek to swim, and there he was accidentally drowned. At the age of twelve he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 sisters and 5 brothers (Arlene, Joyce, John, Ira Jr., Robert, Kenneth, and James). Funeral services were held May 31 at the East Petersburg church by Frank Kreider, Raymond Bucher, and James Siegrist. Texts: Gen. 27:2, I Sam. 20:3; Eccl. 12:1. Interment was made in the East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.
GISH. - Amanda H., daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah MARTIN, was born Aug. 25, 1866; passed away in the Lancaster, Pa., Osteopathic Hospital, May 27, 1948; aged 81 y. 9 m. 2 d. Death resulted from complications following a broken hip which she suffered in a fall on March 29. She was married to Henry R. Gish, who predeceased her. In their early married life they joined the Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. One son (Phares) died seventeen years ago. Surviving are 2 daughters (Grace ? Mrs. Benjamin B. Zimmerman, Florin, Pa.; Ruth ? Mrs. Joseph B. Zimmerman, Hershey, Pa.), 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Elmer Engle, Rheems, Pa.; and Mrs. Henry Burkholder, Elizabethtown, Pa.), and one brother (Abram H. Martin, Marietta, Pa.). Funeral services were held May 31 at the home of Benjamin B. Zimmerman, with Martin R. Kraybill in charge, and at the Good Mennonite Church, with Ira Z. Miller, Walter W. Oberholtzer, Noah W. Risser, and Simon E. Graber taking part. Text: Job 17:11. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
GRABER. - Abraham, son of Joseph and Saloma (Kneep) GRABER, was born in Davis Co., Ind., Nov. 17, 1886; passed away at his home near Middlebury, Ind., May 13, 1948, as the result of a heart attack; aged 61 y. 5 m. 26 d. On Dec. 10, 1910, he was united in marriage to Robeana Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 7 sons and 2 daughters (Daniel, Kalona, Iowa; Allen, Middlebury, Ind.; Ezra, Mendon, Mich.; Joseph, Ervin, Samuel, Floyd, Esther, and Ruby, at home), 8 grandchildren, 8 brothers (Levi, Mylo, N, Dak.; Albert and Daniel, Middlebury, Ind.; Henry, Peter, Amos, William and John, all of Nappanee, Ind.), and 5 sisters (Amanda Helmuth, Mylo, N. Dak; Anna Schweitert, Lizzie Bontrager, Lucy Bontrager, all of Middlebury, Ind.). One brother and 3 sisters preceded him in death; 3 daughters and 1 grandchild died in infancy. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church. Thirty years ago he moved to Middlebury, Ind., and united with the Town Line and Griner congregation, remaining an active member until death. Funeral services were held at the Griner Church on May 16, with Samuel T. Eash and Edwin Albrecht conducting services in the auditorium and Noah Zehr and John J. S. Yoder conducting services in the basement, for the approximately 1,900 people who attended. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery.
HALDEMAN. - Cornelius R., son of the late Isaac and Anna (Graybill) Haldeman, was born in Evendale, Pa., Dec. 6, 1864; passed away April 12, 1948; aged 83 y. 4 m. 6 d. His youth was spent in Juniata Co., Pa. On Dec. 4, 1890, he was married to Fannie H. Shirk, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Grace ? Mrs. George Malin, Myrtle ? Mrs. Harry Brackbill, and Ruth - Mrs. Milton Brackbill, all of Malvern, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Two infant granddaughters, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters predeceased him. In 1891 he and his wife joined the Mennonite Church at Kernstown, Va. In 1904 they moved to Frazer, Pa. He was a charter member of the Frazer Church, where he and his wife faithfully attended. He was a devoted husband and father, a man with a quiet testimony, one who lived consistently, helped the needy, and served willingly as church treasurer and as a trustee. After Christmas he grew steadily weaker and was bedfast for three weeks. Although anxious to be released from suffering, he was willing for the Lord to use his last days for His glory. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Amos Kolb and at the Frazer Mennonite Church by Mahlon Witmer and Charles Hostetter. Burial was made in the Frazer Mennonite Cemetery.
HERR. - Amelia E., daughter of the late John S. and
Sarah (Eby) NISSLEY, was born near Mt. Joy, Pa., Sept. 12, 1875;
departed this life at her late home in Salunga, Pa., May 26, 1948;
aged 72 y. 8 m. 14 d. On Jan. 11, 1900, she was united in marriage
to Clayton H. HERR. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters (Ruth
? Mrs. Clarence E. Lutz, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Mary ? Mrs. John
S. Eby, Manheim, Pa.; and Myra, at home), and 9 grandchildren.
She was a member of the Mennonite church, having united with the
Salunga and Landisville congregation early in her married life.
Funeral services were held May 29 at her late home and at the
Salunga Mennonite Church, having united with the Salunga and Landisville
congregation early in her married life. Funeral services were
held May 29 at her late home and at the Salunga Mennonite Church*,
with Christian Frank and Henry E. Lutz in charge. Text: Rom. 14:8.
Interment was made in the Salunga Mennonite Church.
*Transcribers note: as printed in the Gospel Herald; some duplication of information.
HOSTETLER. - Milton, son of Christian J. and Magdalena (Hershberger) HOSTETLER, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 19, 1863; died at his home near Lowpoint, Ill., May 29, 1948; aged 84 y. 10 m. 10 d. Early in life he moved with his parents to Hickory Co., Mo., and later to Cass Co., where he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining a member until death. On Jan. 29, 1893, he was united in marriage to Ida M. Zook. In 1912 he moved with his family to Shelby Co., Ill., and in 1942 to Woodford Co., where he spent the rest of his life. Surviving are his companion, 5 sons (Dan, Lowpoint, Ill.; Chancy, Westover, Md.; Ed, Roanoke, Ill.; Milo, Washburn, Ill.; Ira, Benson, Ill.), 2 brothers (Levi, Tampico, Ill.; and Dave, Prophetstown, Ill.), 29 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Four daughters preceded him in death in infancy. His parents, 8 brothers, and one sister also predeceased him. Funeral services were held June 1 at the home by Joseph Reber and at the Linn A. M. Church by J. E. Hostetler, assisted by D. M. Ulrich.
ROTH. - Joel, son of Peter and Magdalene (Swartzentruber) ROTH, was born at East Zorra, Ont., Dec. 24, 1865; died at the home of his son (Irvin), Clarence Center, N. Y., May 21, 1948; aged 82 y. 4 m. 27 d. In his youth he accepted Christ and united with the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church. On Nov. 25, 1890, he was united in marriage to Nancy S. Gardener, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (William, Clarence Center, N. Y.; Daniel, Iowa City, Iowa; Emerson, Hemlock, Mich.; and Irvin, Clarence Center, N. Y.), one sister (Fannie Kipher), 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Three children preceded him in death. In 1902 he moved with his family to Pigeon, Mich., where they were among the first settlers and members of the Pigeon River Amish Mennonite Church. In 1942 he and his companion moved to Clarence Center to make their home with their son (Irvin). At the time of his death he was a member of the Clarence Center Mennonite Church. He was a loving husband and a kind father and enjoyed the fellowship of Christian believers. Funeral services were in charge of Edward Diener and Moses Roth. Interment was made in the Good Cemetery.
WEAVER. - Clara B., daughter of John and Barbara (Creager) RAILING, was born at Scotland, Pa., Aug. 12, 1857; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. George E. Eshleman), Maugansville, Md., May 31, 1948, after a lingering illness; aged 90 y. 9 m. 19 d. On Dec. 17, 1878, she was united in marriage to John W. WEAVER, who preceded her in death on March 18, 1933. Surviving are one son (Jacob A., Greencastle, Pa.) and 2 daughters (Annie ? Mrs. Moses K. Horst and Amanda ? Mrs. George Eshleman, both of Maugansville, Md.). She was a member of the Reiff Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held June 3 at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Horst) and at the Reiff Church, in charge of Stanley H. Martin, Samuel R. Eby, and John D. Risser. Text: Phil. 1:21. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcribed by Mary Teeter, Michigan.
AUGSPURGER. - Sarah Ann, eldest daughter of Christian G. and Mary (Schlonegger) Augspurger, was born near Trenton, Butler Co., Ohio, May 10, 1868; passed away May 9, 1948; age 79 y. 11 m. 29 d. at the age of twenty-one she moved with her parents from Butler Co. to the West Liberty community, where she spent the remainder of her life. That same year she joined the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member until death. Surviving are 3 sisters (Emma Warye and Bena Lapp, West Liberty, Ohio; and Wilhelmina Kanagy, Cable, Ohio). Her parents preceded her in death in 1907 and 1914 respectively. She always spoke German, but could read and understand English. She enjoyed friends and visitors in her quiet way. Earthly possessions had no appeal to her; but she enjoyed the home which was so graciously provided for her as a place to live and to do things for others. Funeral services were conducted May 11 at the Oak Grove Church by S. E. Allgyer, assisted by N. E. Troyer and Nelson Kanagy. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
CARRINGTON. - Elanor Lucretia Plank was born at Hampton, Iowa, Feb. 1, 1869; departed this life at Albany, Oreg., June 5, 1948; aged 79 y. 4 m. 4 d. In early childhood she moved with her family to Illinois and later to Nebraska, where she spent her girlhood days. In 1886 she moved with her father, who was then a Methodist minister, to Akron, Colo. On Dec. 31, 1887, she was married to William H. Carrington at Harrisburg, Colo. He preceded her in death in 1923. One infant son also predeceased her. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Mabel Ebersole, Filer, Idaho; Mrs. Bessie Barber, Akron, Colo.; Mrs. Laura Ricketts Carrington, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Myrtle Reeder, Albany, Oreg.) and one son (William H., Jr., San Francisco, Calif.). On her youth she united with the Methodist Church and in April, 1946, was taken into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church at Filer, Idaho. Funeral services were conducted in the Mennonite Church at LaJunta, Colo., by Allen H. Erb. Interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery.
NIEMELA. - Selma Charlotte Ohlgren was born at French Lake, Dakota, Minn., Oct. 5, 1884; died in St. Joseph,s Hospital, Park Rapids, Minn., May 29, 1948; aged 63 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Sept. 22, 1906, she was united in marriage to Andrew Niemela of Menahga, Minn., who survives. Also surviving are 11 children, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 13 grandchildren, and many friends. In 1945 she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a member. She was sincerely devoted to her family. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Lutheran Church in Menahga on June 3, conducted by Irwin Schantz, Werner Hanonin, and Eli G. Hochstetler. Texts: Matt. 25:1-13; Ps. 103:15, 16.
SNYDER. - Peter B., son of John and Elizabeth (Bally) Snyder, was born in Woodford Co., Ill., Dec. 31, 1864l died at the home of his son (Vernon) May 17, 1948; aged 83 y. 4 m. 17 d. In his youth he accepted Christ and became a member of the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. On Jan. 24, 1886, he was united in marriage to Ida Grabill, who preceded him in death about two years ago. In 1889 he was ordained to the ministry at Cullom, Ill., where he served as minister. In 1894 he and his family moved to Alpha, Minn., where he also served as minister. In 1907 they moved to Plainview, Tex.; and from 1922-1929 he and his wife lived at Hesston, Kans. Surviving are 9 children (Maude Kreider, Los Angeles, Calif.; Orville, Orrville, Ohio; John, Wadsworth, Ohio; Susie - Mrs. Paul K. Hoover, Goshen, Ind.; Joe, Los Angeles, Calif.; Paul, Kalona, Iowa; Mar, LaJunta, Colo.; Vernon, Ashley, Mich.; and Grace - Mrs. George Swartzendruber, St. Johns, Mich.), 2 brothers (Jake, Alpha, Minn.; and Henry, Elkhart, Ind.), one sister (Minnie - Mrs. Charles Hamilton, Sheridan, Oreg.), 43 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Two grandchildren predeceased him. Funeral services were conducted by D. S. Oyer and J. Kore Zook. Text: John 11:25. Burial was made in the Washington Township Cemetery.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan
FISHER. - Alice, daughter of Alpheus and Martha (Haynes) Holdeman, was born in Wayne Co, Ohio, Sept. 19, 1866; passed away at the home of her daughter (Mabel), Greensburg, Ind., June 1, 1948, after a three-week illness; age 81 y. 8 m. 12 d. Death resulted from a paralytic stroke. In 1886 in Missouri she was married to Jacob M. Fisher, who preceded her in death. Five children also predeceased her. Surviving are 6 children (Charles, Fairland, Ind.; Mrs. Mabel Huntington, Greensburg, Ind.; with whom she had resided for two years; Mrs. Myrtle Dougherty and Mrs. Edna Love, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Everett, Milan, Ind.), one sister (Mrs. Nettie Day, Marysville, Calif.), 3 half sisters (Mrs. Martha Pletcher, of Missouri; Mrs. Ella Jobson, of Louisiana; and Mrs. Melinda Estes, of Oklahoma), one half brother (William Holdeman, of Texas), 19 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. At the age of twenty-three she became a member of the Mennonite Church in Jasper Co., Mo., and remained a member until death. Funeral services were held June 3 at the Ewing mortuary at Shelbyville, Ind., with Harold Fraker, of Indianapolis, officiating. Text: John 14. Burial was made in the Fairland, Ind., Cemetery.
HERSHBERGER. - Esta L., daughter of John B. and Catherine (Yoder) Miller, was born near Amish Post Office, Johnson Co., Iowa, Dec. 15, 1874; died at her home, in Kalona, Iowa, June 1, 1948; aged 73 y. 5 m. 16 d. at the age of sixteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized and became a member of the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa. On Nov. 18, 1894, she was united in marriage to Chris E. Hershberger. They lived in the vicinity of Kalona and Wellman, Iowa, all their married life, except during the years 1911-1919, when they lived near Pigeon, Mich. Surviving are her husband, 7 children (John J. and Edward E., Kalona, Iowa; Albert, Buffalo, N. Y.; W. Delmar, Princeton, N. J.; Lydia N. - Mrs. Clifford Emery, Yoncalla, Oreg.; Lloyd R., San Angelo, Tex.; and Earl C., Akron, Ohio), 14 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Naomi - Mrs. David D. Miller, Sr., and Anna - Mrs. David D. Miller, Jr., Wellman, Iowa; Eli, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Helena - Mrs. M. S. Swartz, Limon, Colo.; and Ura and Uriah, of Wellman, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. She enjoyed good health until Nov. 6, 1947, when she submitted to a major operation, from which she never fully recovered. Two days before her death she was confined to her bed, suffering from pneumonia and other complications. Funeral services on June 4 at the home were conducted by D. J. Fisher, and at the Lower Deer Creek Church by J. Y. Swartzendruber, George S. Miller, and E. G. Swartzendruber. Texts: I Cor. 15:12-23; I Thess. 4:13-18; Ps. 73:24; Ezra 7:10.
KENNEL. - Doyle Vernon, infant son of Vernon and Shirley (Noel) Kennel, was born prematurely at the Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, Nebr., June 1, 1948; passed away three days later, at the Geneva Hospital. Surviving are his parents, 4 grandparents, 3 great-grandmothers, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Salem Church, Shickley, Nebr., June 5, by Fred Rebb. Text: II Sam. 12:23.
KOSER, - Stella, daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Ann (Etiener) Helter, was born Nov. 10, 1868; passed away at her home near Neffsville, Pa., after an extended illness, May 15, 1948; aged 79 y. 6 m. 5 d. On Dec. 27, 1892, she was married to William Koser, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Alvin E., at home), 3 brothers (Nathan and Elias, Penryn, Pa.; and Jacob, Halfville, Pa.), and one sister (Lizzie Sheafer, Brunerville, Pa.). In 1916 she with her husband became a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church, near Lancaster, Pa., remaining a member until death. Funeral services were held at the home by Levi Weaver and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Ira D. Landis. Text: Rom. 14: 8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
MILLER. - Allen A., son of Lydia (Beachy) and the late Simon S. Miller, was born Aug. 17, 1889; died May 24, 1948; aged 58 y. 9 m. 7 d. Surviving are his mother, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral services in charge of Roy Otto, were held at the Springs, Pa., Mennonite Church.
MILLER. - Pauline, daughter of Eli A. and Marie (Schmucker) Miller, was born at Orwell, Ohio, March 15, 1934; died at her home, near Benton, Ohio, May 28, 1948; aged 14 y. 2 m. 13 d. Her death was caused by a heart ailment. Two years ago she was baptized upon her confession of faith and received as a member of the Martins Creek congregation, Millersburg, Ohio. She attended services regularly as long as her health permitted. Surviving are her parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, one grandfather, and 2 grandmothers. Funeral services were conducted on May 31 by D. D. Miller and S. W. Sommer at the home and at the Martins Creek Church.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan
BIRKY. - Katherine Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Hochstettler) Birky, was born near Tremont, Ill., Feb. 16, 1861; passed away at her home in Shickley, Nebr., June 23, 1948; aged 87 y. 4 m. 7 d. At the age of fourteen she moved with her parents to Cass Co., Mo.. in 1891 she moved to Kansas, and in 1910 to Shickley, Nebr. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a member until death. She was patient in her affliction and often expressed her desire to go home. Surviving are one sister (Mary, Shickley, Nebr.), 6 nieces, 4 nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held June 26 at the Salem Church by P. R. Kennel and Fred Reeb. Text: Ps. 127:2.
EIGSTI. - Lena, daughter of John and Elizabeth Springer, was born on a farm near Hopedale, Ill., Nov. 21, 1869; passed away at the Proctor Hospital, Peoria, Ill., after a short illness, June 17, 1948; aged 78 y. 26 d. On Nov. 1, 1892, she was united in marriage to John Eigsti, of Morton, Ill., who passed away on March 24, 1939; They opened their home to two infant girls, rearing them as their own. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and untied with the Mennonite Church. It was always her desire to be in the house of God on the Lord,s Day. She also spent much time in her home reading her Bible. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Robert Yordy, Morton, Ill., with whom she made her home the last eight years; and Mrs. Carl Holloway, Hopedale, Ill.), 11 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Mary Nafziger, Foosland, Ill.), and one brother (David Springer, also of Foosland). Funeral services were conducted June 20 by N. N. Roeschley, Simon Litwiller, and L. A. Bachman. Burial was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
GINGERICH. - Joseph M., son of Menno J. and Lucella (Miller) Gingerich, was born near Mt. Eaton, Ohio, March 4, 1927; died June 2, 1948; aged 21 y. 2 m. 28 d. In 1945 he was baptized and received into the Amish Mennonite Church at Bunker Hill, Holmes, Co., Ohio, of which he remained a member until recently when he decided to transfer his membership to another Mennonite Church of like faith. During WW II he served about fifteen months in C. P. S., after which he was employed by a mining company near Mt. Eaton. It was there that he met with a fatal accident while greasing the machinery of a dragline shovel; his left hand was caught and he was drawn into the mechanism, killing him instantly. Surviving are his parents, of Kidron, Ohio, 5 brothers (Eli M. and Alvin M., Orrville, Ohio; Albert, Fredricksburg, Ohio; Andy and Atlee, at home), 5 sisters (Mary ? Mrs. Roman Yoder, Orrville, Ohio; Melinda ? Mrs. Amos S. Miller, Apple Creek, Ohio; Emma ? Mrs. Albert P. Miller, Fredricksburg, Ohio; and Anna and Fannie, at home). One sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Kidron Church on June 5, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, assisted by Abner J. Schlabach, Issac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
HALLMAN. - Veronica Hockendorn was born in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo, Co., Ont., March 1, 1861; died at her home, near New Dundee, Ont., June 6, 1948; aged 87 y. 3 m. 6 d. On March 21, 1882, she was united in marriage to George S. Hallman, the late deacon, who predeceased her in 1934. Surviving are 3 sons (Arthur, Galt, Ont.; Anson, Kitchener, Ont.; and Edgar, on the old homestead near New Dundee, Ont.), 3 daughters ( Vera, at home; Ellen ? Mrs. Ivan Schiedel, Preston, Ontario; and Salome ? Mrs. Clarence Schantz, Freeport, Ont.), 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Susanna ? Mrs. John Brubaker, of Maryland; and Maryann ? Mrs. Ezra Geiger, Waterloo Twp.). Two daughters (Edna and Malinda ? Mrs. Omar Snider) predeceased her. She and her husband accepted Christ in the J. S. Coffman revival of 1891 and remained members of the Mennonite Church and of the Detwiler congregation as long as they lived. Funeral services were conducted at the Detwiler Church on June 9 by Moses S. Bowman and Manasseh Hallman, followed by interment in the Detwiler Cemetery.
IMHOFF. - John Franklin, son of the late Henry P. and Susan (Burk) Imhoff, was born near Paradise Hill, Ashland Co., Ohio, April 11, 1873; departed this life at his home in Wayne Co, Ohio, June 1, 1948; aged 75 y. 1 m. 21 d. On Dec. 3, 1896, he was united in marriage to Flora Showalter, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Harry E., and Franklin H., West Salem, Ohio; Mary ? Mrs. Edward Beegle, Wooster, Ohio; Alice ? Mrs. Ray Beegle, Laura ? Mrs. Myron Hochstetler, West Salem; and John Jr., of Wooster), 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Rufus, Wooster, Ohio), and one sister (Annie ? Mrs. E. M. Wenger, Dalton, Ohio), One brother, 2 sisters, and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. About forty-five years ago he united with the Eight Square Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member, attending services as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were held June 4 at the Eight Square Church, in charge of Abram Good. Text: II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
KING. - Simon H., son of the late Abraham and Mattie (Yoder) King, was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1876; passed away June 5, 1948; aged 71 y. 7 m. 28 d. On Dec. 27, 1898, he was united in marriage to Katie Plank, who died in 1917. To this union were born two children (Carl and Nora - Mrs. George Cooprider), both of whom also predeceased him. Later he was married to Mary Bontrager Detwiler, who passed away in 1939. On Easter Day, 1941, he was married to Lola Hartzler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 grandsons, one stepson, 2 sisters and 6 brothers (Lydia ? Mrs. F. P. Kauffman, Garden City, Mo.; Aaron, West Liberty, Ohio; Jona, Hubbard, Oreg.; Abe, Harrisonburg, Va.; Irvin, Malvern, Pa.; Rudolph, Columbus; Maude ? Mrs. R. E. Myers, Geneva, Pa.; and Nelson, Meadville, Pa.) One brother (Harvey and 2 sisters (Anna ? Mrs. D. J. Kauffman, Minot, N Dak.; and Ellen ? Mrs. M. L. Plank, Oley, Pa.) preceded him in death. In his youth he answered God,s call to salvation and maintained a keen interest in the work of the Lord. While at work on June 1 he fell, receiving injuries which led to his death. Funeral services were held June 8 at the Oak Grove Church in charge of S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Wallace Kauffman. Burial was made in the Hooley Cemetery.
MARTIN. - Mary Ann, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Oct. 11, 1870; died at the Kitchener and Waterloo Hospital, Ont. June 16, 1948; aged 77 y. 8 m. 5 d. She was married to Enoch Martin, who predeceased her ten years ago. Surviving are 3 sons (Cleason, Oscar, and Melvin, all of Waterloo, Ont.), 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Jesse B. Martin and Oliver D. Snider. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
MILLER. - Jennie, daughter of Jacob Y. and Anna (Blough) Miller was born in Kent Co., Mich., Aug. 15, 1886; died at the home of her sister near Fairview, June 15, 1948; aged 61 y. 10 m. Surviving are 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Ransom, Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Pearl Stutzman, Goshen, Ind.; Harry, Ionia, Mich.; Lester, Wayland, Mich.; Bertha ? Mrs. John Winton, and Nora ? Mrs. Otis Bontrager, Fairview, Mich.) and 58 nephews and nieces. Her parents and 8 brothers and sisters preceded her in death In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, but drifted away. In January, 1948, she renewed her covenant with the Lord and was again received into the Mennonite Church at Fairview, Mich. She often said she wished very much she would have remained faithful. Funeral services were in charge of Menno Esch. Text: I Peter 1:3,4.
Phillips. - Lillie B., foster daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Zook) Miller, died at her late home, Long Green. Md., June 5, 1948; aged 75 y. 11 m.5 d. She had been ailing from a heart condition for several months previous to her death. At the age of twelve she moved with her foster parents from Tennessee to the beautiful Long Green Valley, where she lived until death. On Dec. 24, 1893, she was married to John W. Phillips. To this union were born 4 sons (John Maurice and Joseph Raaman ? twins, Luke Arthur, and Frank Edward.) Her husband died on May 2, 1937. Two sons (Joseph and Luke) died in infancy and one son (John Maurice) died in 1930. Surviving are one son (Frank, at home), 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. In 1910 she and her husband transferred their membership from the Methodist to the Mennonite church. She was a devoted servant of the Lord, always active in the church of her choice. Her hospitality and friendliness won for her many friends. Funeral services were conducted June 7 at her late home by Christian Kurtz and at the Wilson Cemetery by Ira Kurtz. With her passing goes the last sister of the once happy and active Mennonite congregation of Long Green, Baltimore Co., Md., Only her son (Frank) remains as a member. It was early in the eighteenth century that the Mennonites pioneered in this settlement. On the tombstones in the cemetery are familiar names: Miller, Yoder, Mast, Kennel, Smoker, Warfel, Nafziger, Nuhauser, Waltz, and others. John M. Hertzler, ordained in North Dakota, received the call and served the congregation from 1909 to 1916, when he moved to Mifflin Co. Since then the Morgantown, Millwood and Maple Grove congregations in Pennsylvania gave pastoral aid. John S. Mast, Elverson, Pa., who for many years had bishop oversight, has now been succeeded by Ira Kurtz. The church building burned in 1916, and since then the church services have been held mostly on the first Sunday of each month at the Phillips home. ? A. K. Mast.
SMUCKER. - Ruth Almeda, daughter of Peter and Orpha (Steiner) Smucker, was born at Smithville, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1915; passed away at Holbrook, Ariz., June 18, 1948; aged 32 y. 9 m. 19 d. She and her parents had gone to California and were on their homeward trip when an accident occurred near Holbrook, Ariz., resulting in her almost instantaneous death. In her early teens she confessed the Lord Jesus Christ, and was received into the Mennonite Church by water baptism. In this fellowship she remained, being at the time of her death a member of the Pleasant Hill congregation in Wayne Co. Ohio, Interested in the activities of the church, she spent several years as dietitian at the C. P. S. camps at Medaryville, Ind.; and Powellsville, Md. Since then she had been employed a Washington, D. C. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Mrs. Leslie Morrison, Wadsworth, Ohio) and one brother Paul, Smithville, Ohio). Funeral services were held June 23 at the home of her parents and at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, near Smithville, with Gerald C. Studer and William G. Detweiler in charge. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
STEBBINGS. - Anna Marie Stebbings was born at Bear Lake, Mich., Feb. 7, 1907; passed away June 24, 1948, after a lingering illness of nearly a year; age 41 y. 4 m. 17 d. She had resided in Chicago for twenty-three years, returning to her parental home in March, 1948. Surviving are her father (Charles Ostlund, Gulliver, Mich.), one brother (Eric Ostlund, Chicago, Ill.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Margaret Vallier, Gulliver, Mich.; Mrs. Charles Tyk, Roselle, Ill.; Mrs. Roy Schwichow, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Clarence Haberstick, Rosell, Ill.; Mrs. Leonard Jackson, Gulliver, Mich.). She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Gulliver, Mich., by Edwin Yoder and Norman Weaver. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery, near Manistique, Mich.
WELTY. - David Nelson, son of Benjamin P. and Maryann (Baumgartner) Welty, was born Nov. 26, 1891; fatally injured in an automobile accident near Kidron, Ohio, June 1, 1948; aged 56 y. 6 m. 6 d. His mother passed away in January , 1896; and his father predeceased him in December, 1929. On April 9, 1909, he was received by baptism into the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Dalton, Ohio, where he remained a member until death. On Nov. 26, 1916, he was united in marriage to Susan Gerber. He spent his entire life as a farmer in Paint Twp., Wayne Co, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, one son (Denver), one daughter (Edith), and one granddaughter, all on the home farm; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted June 4 at the Sonnenberg Church by Louis Amstutz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
ZOOK. - Tillie May, daughter of David and Katie (Zook) Kauffman, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Sept. 25, 1885; died at her home in Neshannock Falls, Volant, Pa., June 13, 1948; aged 62 y. 8 m. 18 d. Death followed an extended illness. On Sept. 11, 1903, she was married to Andrew H. Zook. She lived all her life in Lawrence Co., Pa., and was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Two brothers, one sister, and 2 children preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 10 children (Katherine ? Mrs. Norman Lehman, Volant, Pa.; Lester, New Wilmington, Pa.; Earl, Volant, Pa.; Lee, New Castle, Pa.; Erma ? Mrs. Don Campbell, Grove City, Pa.; Gertrude and Edna, of New Castle; Esther, Donald, and Blanche, at home, 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Benjamin Hertzler, Fairview, Mich.), 3 brothers (Abraham Kauffman, Volant, Pa.; Harry Kauffman, New Wilmington, Pa.; Lewis Kauffman, Pulaski, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. During her long illness she was very patient and cheerful. Se was a kind and loving mother and wife. Funeral services were led at the Maple Grove Church, in charge of David Steiner, assisted by E. J. Zook, Roy Kauffman, and Truman Yoder. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Transcribed by Mary Teeter, Michigan