Bixler. -- Rosa, daughter of Peter and Anna (Gerber) Welty, was born near Mt. Eaton, Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 28, 1872; departed from this life Oct. 10, 1949; aged 76 y. 10 m. 12 d. On Jan. 5, 1901, she was united in marriage to Daniel D. Bixler, near Kidron, Ohio. Two children (Aldis and Wilson) preceded her in death in infancy and one son (Orlo) died recently. Surviving are her husband, 2 children (Milo and Dora Gummo, both at home), one brother (Daniel Welty, Kidron, Ohio), a number of nieces and nephews, and a large number of other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized and became a member of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Dalton, Ohio. Later moving to Medina Co., she transferred membership to the Bethel Mennonite Church, where she remained a member until death. She was always interested in the work of the church and enjoyed attending services when she was able. She also enjoyed reading her Bible and other good literature and was much concerned about the welfare of her family. Death followed several strokes, the immediate result being a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Bethel Church on Oct. 13, with J. Robert Kreider and S. D. Rohrer officiating. Text: Phil. 1:21. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Davis. -- Tommy Lyle Davis was born Jan. 4, 1949, at Akron, Ohio; died Oct. 22, 1949, at the home of Ray Allen and Vada Stutzman, Aurora, Ohio; aged 9 m. 18 d. Born blind and unwanted, he was turned over to a welfare agency. During a short illness at the age of five months, he was placed in a hospital, where he remained until the Stutzmans opened their home to him one week before his death. He was sweet and affectionate and touched the lives of those who came in contact with him. Funeral services were held at the Plain View Mennonite Church, Aurora, Ohio, in charge of Elmer Stoltzfus and Eugene Yoder. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Diller. -- Edwin Ernest, son of Clarence and Ella Diller, Medway, Ohio, was born Aug. 29, 1923, near Medway; passed away Oct. 24, 1949; aged 26 y. 1 m. 25 d. Most of his life was spent at Medway, except the years 1929 to 1934, when the family lived in Colorado. In April, 1936, he united with the Mennonite Church, and on Oct. 2, 1949, was reinstated as a member. Surviving are his mother, one sister (Mary Elizabeth), 4 brothers (Richard, Victor, Charles, and Paul), his grandmother (Mary Clair), and many other relatives and friends. His father died Jan. 14, 1934. Appreciative of all that was done for him during his illness, he never complained, although he suffered much pain and distress. His last words were, "Oh, I am so happy." Funeral services were conducted Oct. 27 at the Huber Mennonite Church, Medway, Ohio, in charge of Lloy A. Kniss, assisted by Menno Troyer. Text: Ps. 118:23. Burial was made in the cemetery there.
Hartzler. -- Anne F., daughter of Christian and Fannie (Zook) Kauffman, was born Feb. 19, 1871; passed away at her home, Belleville, Pa., Oct. 26, 1949; aged 78 y. 8 m. 7 d. Her husband (Joseph K. Hartzler) preceded her in death several years ago. Surviving are one son, 5 daughters, and 19 grandchildren. She was a member of the Belleville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Belleville Church, in charge of Aaron Mast and Elam Glick.
Kanagy. -- Gene Davis, son of Aaron and Irene Kanagy, passed away Oct. 22, 1949; aged 3 y. 3 m. 22 d. Death followed several years' illness. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Ronald and Dale), and 2 sisters (Verna and Darlis). Funeral services were conducted at the home Oct. 24, with Aaron Mast in charge.
Kuhns. -- Linda Lee, daughter of Eli and Mary (Miller) Kuhns, was born June 5, 1948, near Plain City, Ohio; died Nov. 2, 1949, en route to the hospital; aged 1 y. 4 m. 28 d. Surviving are her parents, 4 sisters, one brother, 2 grandfathers, 8 uncles, and 11 aunts. Funeral services were held at the United Bethel Conservative Church near Plain City, Ohio, conducted by Andrew Farmmwald and Enos Yoder, on Nov. 4. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lapp. -- Isaac S., son of the late Christian and Nancy (Stoltzfus) Lapp, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 17, 1870; passed away Oct. 23, 1949; aged 79 y. 3 m. 6 d. Death resulted from cancer. In 1891 he was united in marriage to Annie (Smoker) Lapp, who preceded him in death. To this union were born 10 children. One daughter and 2 sons predeceased him. His second wife (Katie Beiler Lapp) preceded him in death in 1943. Surviving are 4 daughters and 3 sons (Katie - Mrs. David L. King, Christian, Barbara - Mrs. Simeon Beiler, Annie - Mrs. Amos Blank, David, Samuel, and Fannie - Mrs. Aaron Lapp), 39 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Amish Church, attending regularly when health permitted. He was kind and loving and patient in his intense suffering. Funeral services were held at the home Oct. 25, conducted by Amos Fisher, and at the home of his nephew (Isaac E. Smoker), conducted by Jacob Lapp and Daniel E. Stoltzfus. Burial was made in the Gordonville, Pa., Cemetery.
McCorkel. -- Almeda, daughter of the late James and Annie (Myers) Groff was born Dec. 14, 1890; departed from this life Oct. 25, 1949; aged 58 y. 10 m. 11 d. Surviving are her husband (John I. McCorkel) 3 daughters (Mrs. Ralph Heisey, Mrs. Landis Nye, and Mrs. Clair Dunk), one son (John K.), 10 grandchildren, one brother (Homer Nissley), and one half brother (Phares Groff). She was a faithful member of the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Bachmanville, Pa., for many years. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at the Rothermel Funeral Home, Palmyra, Pa., and at the Stauffer Church, conducted by Walter Oberholtzer and Noah W. Risser. Text: II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Risser. -- Jacob H., son of the late Martin N. and Maria (Horst) Risser, was born Jan. 11, 1882, near Elizabethtown, Pa.; passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 14, 1949; aged 67 y. 9 m. 3 d. Death followed an illness of several months. He was bedfast about two weeks. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Almeda - Mrs. Levi R. Mummau, Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Emma - Mrs. J. Charles Hershey, Manheim, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters and one brother (Mrs. Harry Horst, Lebanon, Pa.; Mrs. Martin Ebersole, Bainbridge, Pa.; and Abram H., Mt. Joy, Pa.). He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Risser Mennonite Church most of his life. Funeral services were held Oct. 18 at his home and at the Risser Church, in charge of Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Text: Matt. 24:44. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Shantz. -- Wendell R., last surviving member of the Levi Shantz family, was born March 1, 1870, at Philipsburg, Ont.; died suddenly Oct. 25, 1949, at the home of his son (Clayton); aged 79 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Feb. 8, 1899, he was united in marriage to Priscilla Swartz, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Lloyd, Breslau, Ont.; Ward, Kitchener, Ont.; Clayton, Baden, Ont.), 3 daughters (Leota - Mrs. Edwin Feick, Nine Pines, Ont.; Vinetta - Mrs. Vernon Witmer, Petersburg, Ont.; and Dorothy - Mrs. Lloyd Schmitt, New Dundee, Ont.), 21 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. In 1904 he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. He was interested in spiritual things, the fellowship and activities of the church, and made a contribution to the community in which he lived. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., in charge of C. F. Derstine and John H. Hess. Text: Ps. 134:4. Burial was made in the cemetery there.
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Cressman. -- Villina Cressman was born near St. Jacobs, Ont., Oct. 5 1897; died Sept. 12, 1949; aged 51 y. 11 m. 7 d. In her youth she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church. For a number of years she served as chorister. She also taught in the primary department of the Sunday school, for a longer period, and was faithful to her Lord and the church until death. For more than twenty years she took faithful care of her mother. Her father (Jacob Cressman) and one sister predeceased her. Surviving are her mother, 5 brothers, and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Bloomingdale Mennonite Church by Oscar Burkholder and B. B. Shantz.
Davis. -- Benjamin F. Davis was born May 23, 1901, in Bath Co., Ky.; passed away at his home, near Manistique, Mich., Oct. 28, 1949; aged 48 y. 5 m. 5 d. Death resulted from a heart attack. At the age of four he moved with his parents to the state of Michigan, and for the last twenty-four years was a resident of Schoolcraft Co. July 27, 1922, he was united in marriage to Viola Carey, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ralph, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Richard, Manistique, Mich.) and a large number of other relatives and friends. On Jan. 24, 1948, he was converted and along with his companion, united with the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Gulliver, Mich. He found much joy in fellowship with the Lord and with other believers, and had a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of others. Through the later years of his life, he was called upon to go through much physical affliction, being handicapped by the loss of eyesight the last few years; but in all he was patient. Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at the Jackson Funeral Home at Manistique by Norman Weaver. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Dean. -- Martha Flick Dean was born Dec. 30, 1869; passed away Aug. 30, 1949, at Lydia, Va.; aged 79 y. 7 m. 29 d. Most of her life was spent in Greene Co., Va. She was married to Matthey Dean. Two daughters and 3 sons were born to this union. One daughter and 2 sons survive. On Aug. 2, 1942, she was received into fellowship at the Temple Hill Mennonite Church. She was a regular attendant at religious services as long as her health permitted. Funeral services were held at Temple Hill Mennonite Church Aug. 30, in charge of J. E. Kurtz. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Imhoff. -- Alvina, daughter of Christian H. and Anna (Gingery) Schertz, was born Jan. 6, 1871; passed away at her home near Metamora, Ill., Nov. 7, 1949; aged 78 y. 10 m. 1 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph Imhoff, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1942. To this union was born one son (Edward H.), who passed away Oct. 6, 1948. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was a member of the Metamora, Ill., congregation at the time of her death. Surviving are one brother (Ed C. Schertz), one foster daughter (Mrs. John Springer), and many other relatives and friends. She bore her afflictions with much patience. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 10 at the home by H. R. Schertz and at the Metamora Church by Roy D. Roth. Text: Acts 17:30,31. Interment was made in the Stewart-Harmony Cemetery, near Metamora.
Kraybill. -- Bertha, daughter of Amos N. and Barbara (Miller) Stauffer, was born Aug. 19, 1892, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed away Sept. 18, 1949, at the home of her sisters-in-law (Fannie, Elizabeth, and Emily Kraybill), Mt. Joy, Pa.; aged 57 y. 29 d. On Nov. 15, 1917, she was united in marriage to B. Lehman Kraybill, minister of the Mt. Joy, Pa., congregation, who preceded her in death 23 years ago. To this union were born four children (Arthur, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Daniel, who died in infancy; Benjamin, Marietta, Pa.; and Rachel - Mrs. Luke Brubaker, Lancaster, Pa.). Surviving besides the 3 children are 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers and one sister (Norman, Hershey, Pa.; Mary - Mrs. Ezra Garber, Elizabethtown, Pa.; and David, Hershey, Pa.). One sister (Leah) predeceased her. In her youth she became a member of the Menmnonite Church, of which whe remained a faithful member until death. She found much pleasure in teaching a Sunday-school class and was appreciated and loved by those in her classes. She was a devoted mother and friend. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Joy Church by Henry Lutz and Henry Garber. Texts: John 11:25; Mark 14:8. Interment was made in the Kraybill Cemetery.
Martin. -- Jonas W., son of Jonas and Catherine (Weaver) Martin, was born July 3, 1875, near Wakarusa, Ind.; died Nov. 5, 1949; aged 74 y. 4 m. 2 d. He had been in failing health for about six years; paralysis made him a semi-invalid for over two years; and the last four months he was helpless. On Dec. 21, 1902, he was married to Ida Homes, who died July 13, 1945. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Vernice Barkey, Plymouth, Ind.; and Mrs. Lucile Weldy, Wakarusa, Ind., in whose home he died), 6 grandchildren, one great-grandson, 3 brothers (Henry, Elkhart, Ind.; Weaver, Wakarusa; and Menno, Mishawaka, Ind.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. One brother (Sam) died a short time before him. As a young man he accepted the Lord Jesus as his Saviour and united with the Wisler Mennonite Church. In the spring of 1903 he and his wife united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member until his death. He was very patient in his suffering. Funeral services were conducted at the home by S. L. Weldy and at the Olive Church by Warren Shaum and D. A. Yoder. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Meyers. -- Mary, daughter of Jacob and Annie (Meyers) High, was born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., April 23, 1884; passed away Jan. 20, 1949; aged 64 y. 8 m. 27 d. On April 8, 1905, she was united in marriage to Aaron C. Meyers, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Jacob, New Jersey; Walter and Abram, both of Morwood, Pa.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Edward Kerver, Souderton, Pa.; Mrs. Clarence Moyer, Bally, Pa.; Ella Mae, New Jersey), 30 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Three sons and 2 daughters preceded her in death. The family lived in Deep Run until a few years ago, when they moved to Franconia. In her young years she accepted Christ and united with the Deep Run Mennonite Church, Bucks Co., Pa., of which she remained a faithful member until death. She was the only child in her parents' family. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at her home, in charge of Erwin Nace, and at the Deep Run Church, in charge of Wilson Overholt and Abram Yothers. Text: Matt. 24:44; Rev. 21:4. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Mishler. -- Edward E., son of Tobias and Polly (Eash) Mishler, was born in Conemaugh Twp., Pa., March 12, 1879; died Aug. 30, 1949, at the home of a daughter (Mrs. Annie Hershberger, Davidsville, Pa.); aged 70 y. 5 m. 18 d. He was married to Lizzie Stahl, who died thirteen years ago. Surviving are 4 children (Mrs. Carrie Thomas and George, both of Hollsopple, Pa.; Mrs. Annie Hershberger, Davidsville, Pa.; and Slater, Jerome, Pa.), 3 brothers (John, Fred, and Curtis, Johnstown, Pa.), and 16 grandchildren. One son (Clyde) a brother (James), a sister (Lydia), and 4 grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a member of the Stahl Mennonite Church for fifty years. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 1 at the home, and at the church, by Sanford G. Shetler and David Alwine.
Prinkey. -- Loren B., son of Elziver and Mary Leichliter Prinkey, was born near Moyer, Bullskin Twp., Fayette Co., Pa., Nov. 18, 1883; died at Scottdale, Pa., Nov. 18, 1949; aged 66 y. In 1912 he was married to Martha J. Fretts, who preceded him in death on April 5, 1946. Surviving are one son (Paul, Annandale, Va.), one daughter (Sarah Marie, at home), one grandson, 2 brothers (Henry, Glassport, Pa.; and George, Carnegie, Pa.), one half brother (Alonza Leichliter, Connellsville, Pa.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Freeman Green and Hannah Artis, both of Connellsville, Pa.). On May 20, 1928, he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. He had been employed at the Mennonite Publishing House since Sept. 1, 1937. Funeral services were conducted by A. J. Metzler and John L. Horst at the Scottdale Mennonite Church Nov. 21. Burial was made in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Schweitzer. -- Daniel Schweitzer was born near Millbank, Ont., Feb. 28, 1869; died at the home of his daughter (Agnes - Mrs. Floyd Steckly), near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Nov. 4, 1949; aged 80 y. 8 m. 4 d. On July 17 he had suffered a stroke, from which he did not recover. In early youth he moved to Nebraska with his parents. He joined the East Fairview Church, later transferring his membership to West Fairview, where he retained membership until death. Oct. 22, 1891, he was married to Anna Erb, who preceded him in death March 6, 1948. One daughter (Mrs. Cora Martin), one son Raymond), and 4 grandchildren also preceded him in death. Surviving are 9 children (Lizzie - Mrs. Joe Miller, Milford, Nebr.; Lydia - Mrs. Marvin Stutzman, Wellman, Iowa; Elmer, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; Mary - Mrs. Joe Beckler, Seward, Nebr.; Martha - Mrs. Ben Roth, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Orval, Wood River, Nebr.; Agnes and Dan, Beaver Crossing; and Stella, Lincoln, Nebr.), one sister (Jenny - Mrs. Noah Harris, Phoenix, Oreg.), 32 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was kind and loving and had the welfare of the church and his family at heart. Funeral services were held Nov. 7 at the West Fairview Church, in charge of William R. Eicher, Ezra Roth, Alvin Gascho, and L. O. Schlagel. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
Shelly. -- Henry S. Shelly was born in Plumstead Twp., Pa., June 9, 1863; died Feb. 10, 1949, after a few days' illness; aged 85 y. 8 m. 1 d. On Nov. 22, 1884, he was united in marriage to Rosella Moyer, who passed away on July 22, 1945. One son (Erwin) died in 1943. Surviving are 2 sons (Charles and Jonas), one daughter (Mrs. Howard Bryan), a number of grandchildren and a few great-grandchidren. At the time of his death he was the oldest member of the Deep Run, Pa., Mennonite Church, of which he had been a member for many years. He took great interest in church activities. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, with whom he had been living, and at the Deep Run Church, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace. Text: James 5:11. Burial was made in the Deep Run Cemetery.
Smucker. -- John M., last member of the family of the late John and Mary (Byler) Smucker, was born March 27, 1861, near Belleville, Pa.; died Oct. 31, 1949, at the home of his son in Allensville, Pa.; aged 88 y. 7 m. 4 d. In the early 1900's he, with a number of others from the Big Valley, moved to Minot, N. Dak., where he farmed for eighteen years. In 1904 he was united in marriage to Mollie Hartzler, of Allensville, Pa., who predeceased him in 1934. One son and one daughter died in infancy. Surviving are one son (Alphie) and 3 grandchildren, all of Allensville. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church and was a member until death, attending services regularly as long as his strength permitted. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of Eli K. Zook, and at the Allensville Church, in charge of Raymond Peachey and Elrose Hartzler. Texts: Ps. 90; Rev. 22. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Tuescher. -- Mary Joan, daughter of Harry and Lydia (Shetler) Tuescher, was born Sept. 16, 1949; died Nov. 9, 1949; aged 1 m. 23 d. Surviving are her parents, 4 sisters and one brother (Carol, Wilma, Ruth, Marjorie, and Wayne). Funeral services were held at the home and burial made in the Pigeon Mennonite Church Cemetery, with Donald King officiating.
Yoder. -- Thomas Dwight, son of Ralph and Rhoda (Kauffman) Yoder, was born Dec. 17, 1932; passed away, after a short illness, near Harrisonville, Mo., Nov. 8, 1949; aged 16 y. 10 m. 21 d. His mother died in July, 1943. A sister (Geraldine) and an infant brother (Harold Philip) also preceded him in death. Surviving are his father and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Although he had been in poor health most of his life, his patience and sweet disposition endeared him to the entire community. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church, Garden City, Mo., Nov. 11, in charge of W. R. Hershberger. Text: Job 1:21b. Burial was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Zimmerly. -- Dennis E., son of Jacob and Anna (Geiser) Zimmerly, was born in Sugarcreek Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, April 27, 1902; passed away Nov. 10, 1949, at the Massillon, Ohio, City Hospital; aged 47 y. 6 m. 14 d. He had been in failing health for several months and had been taken to the hospital for treatment two weeks before his death. On Aug. 18, 1937, he was united in marriage to Edna Blough, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Velma May, Evelyn Jeanette, Anna Marie, Twila Rose, all at home), 2 sons (Jacob Daniel and Dennis Jr., also at home), one sister (Elma - Mrs. Algie Esh, Orrville, Ohio), 2 brothers (Aldine, Orrville, Ohio; and Noah, Sterling, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. They had also opened their home to an orphan boy (Albert Jones) for ten years. His parents and 2 brothers preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member until death. He was a faithful and devoted husband and father and was always ready to help in the community when needed. He was patient in his illness. Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at the home by Isaac Zuercher and at the Crown Hill Church by E. F. Hartzler and Noah Hilty. Text: I Cor. 2:9, 10. Burial was made in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
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Detweiler. -- Samuel M., son of the late William and Mary (Moyer) Detweiler, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., July 17, 1873; passed away Nov. 7, 1949; aged 76 y. 3 m. 20 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Feb. 5, 1898, he was united in marriage to Barbara Hackman, of Souderton, Pa., who passed away Aug. 12, 1919. Of the 6 sons and 2 daughters born to this union, three predeceased him. Surviving are 5 children (Titus H., Harleysville, Pa.; Lester H., Souderton, Pa,; Elizabeth - Mrs. Isaac Alderfer, Lansdale, Pa.; Clayton H., Dublin, Pa.; and Mahlon H., Souderton, Pa.), one half brother (Jacob M. Moyer, Souderton, Pa.), 23 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He resided in Souderton all his married life, having been in the employ of Moyer and Sons for fifty years. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at the Souderton Mennonite Church, with Elmer Moyer and Russell Musselman officiating. Text: I Sam. 20:3. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Histand. -- Harvey W., son of the late Abraham O. and Emma (Wismer) Histand, was born in Doylestown Twp., Pa., Feb. 11, 1898; passed away in Salford Twp., Pa., Aug. 6, 1949; aged 51 y. 5 m. 25 d. Although he had been afflicted with a heart ailment for several years, death came very suddenly and unexpectedly. In his youth he united with the Doylestown Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. He was very much interested in the work of the church, being a Sunday-school teacher and a mission board member at the time of his death. On Feb. 22, 1919, he was united in marriage to Martha S. Hendricks, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Miriam, Harman, W. Va.; Viola - Mrs. Melvin Myers, Silverdale, Pa.; Claude and Arthur, Perkasie, Pa.; Robert and Gertrude, at home), 2 grandchildren, 9 sisters and 2 brothers (Katie - Mrs. Abram Kooker, Morwood, Pa.; Mamie - Mrs. Clarence Derstine, Fountainville, Pa.; Elizabeth - Mrs. Abram Hunsberger, Collegeville, Pa.; Martha - Mrs. Wilmer Althouse, Doylestown, Pa.; Paul W., Trevose Heights, Pa.; Esther, Brentwood, Md.; Maggie, Doylestown, Pa.; Anna, Kansas City, Mo.; Nelson W., Pryor, Okla.; Clara - Mrs. Menno Sell, Ellicott City, Md.; and Emma, Doylestown, Pa.). Funeral services were held Aug. 11 at the Hunsicker Funeral Home, Souderton, Pa., and at the Doylestown Church by Joseph Gross and J. Silas Graybill. Texts: James 4:14; Matt. 24:44. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Miller. -- Vernon LeRoy, son of Menno C. and Ida (Mishler) Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Dec. 16, 1908; died at the Lagrange Co. Hospital Nov. 16, 1949; aged 40 y. 11 m. He was united in marriage to Retha Yoder. Surviving are 3 daughters (Donavern - Mrs. Paul Prough, Lincoln, Nebr.; Margaret Ann and Doris both at home), one sister (Mrs. Amos T. Bontrager), and many other relatives and friends. He was always cheerful and was a companion to his daughters, being deeply interested in their welfare. As a member of the Emma Mennonite Church, he showed his interest in her activities. Funeral services were in charge of Oscar S. Hostetler and Amos O. Hostetler.
Roth. -- Bertha, daughter of the late John and Lydia (Shantz) Wyse, was born near Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, July 12, 1874; departed from this life at the Henry Co. Memorial Hospital at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Nov. 15, 1949; aged 75 y. 4 m. 3 d. Death resulted from a heart attack. As a young girl she became a Christian, uniting with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member throughout her life. On July 29, 1892, she was united in marriage to Jacob G. Roth, who predeceased her Nov. 16, 1947. They lived in the Wayland, Iowa, community all but one year, when they lived in Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1929 they retired from farming and moved to town. Two sons (Irvin Jay and Emery Leon) died in early childhood. Surviving are 3 children (Mina Amanda - Mrs. C. L. Graber, and Verna Mae - Mrs. Melvin Gingerich, both of Goshen, Ind.; and Arthur W., Orrtanna, Pa.), one brother (Amos, who lived with her at Wayland), 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was next to the oldest in a family of five children who were left orphans at an early age. Two brothers and her only sister predeceased her. She was a loving mother and a kind, friendly neighbor, interested in the work of the church, having served as Sunday-school teacher for years. She delighted in the work of the sewing circle and in the fellowship of friends. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church Nov. 17, in charge of Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
Stehman. -- Lizzie W., daughter of the late Abram and Susan (Warfel) Charles, was born March 25, 1874; died at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 13, 1949; aged 75 y. 6 m. 19 d. Death followed a few days' illness caused by a fractured hip which she received from a fall in her room. Her husband (Phares W. Stehman) preceded her in death fifteen years ago, an infant daughter also predeceased her. Surviving are 3 daughters (Ada - Mrs. Harvey Siegrist, Grace - Mrs. Norman Stauffer, both of Lancaster, Pa.; and Elmyra - Mrs. David Sangrey, Manheim, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Leah Heller, Lancaster, Pa.). She was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church from her youth. Funeral services were held at the home of her son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Norman Stauffer) Oct. 16, in charge of Landis Brubaker, and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, with Irvin Kreider and Henry Lutz in charge. Texts: II Tim. 4:6-8; Ps. 17:15. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Steiner. -- Harvey G., son of Margaret (Gsell) Steiner and the late Menno Steiner, was born Aug. 7, 1900; passed away at his home in Bay City, Mich., Oct. 30, 1949; aged 49 y. 2 m. 23 d. Death followed an illness of seventeen months. July 20, 1929, he was married to Laura Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Herbert Royce), his mother, 3 brothers (Clarence, Chicago, Ill.; Earl, Fairview, Mich.; Lloyd, Engadine, Mich.), 5 sisters (Alta Kauffman and Verle Smith, both of Mio, Mich.; Cevilla Detweiler, Fairview, Mich.; Velma Cross and Edna Eash, both of Goshen, Ind.), 5 nieces, 17 nephews, and other relatives and friends. His father, one brother, and one sister predeceased him. As a young boy he gave his heart to the Lord. He lived at Fairview until eight years ago, when he moved to Bay City. Funeral services were held at the Vallender Funeral Home in Bay City and at the Fairview Mennonite Church, with Marshall Heir, of the Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery.
Troyer. -- Malinda, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Schrock) Miller, was born June 5, 1895, at Charm, Ohio; died Oct. 10, 1949; aged 54 y. 4 m. 5 d. Death followed a week's illness, at the hospital in Millersburg, Ohio. On Aug. 12, 1912, she was united in marriage to Altine J. Yoder, who died April 2, 1919. To this union were born 3 children (Erma - Mrs. Ernest Stultzman, North Canton, Ohio; Jacob A., a minister in the Amish Church at Walnut Creek, Ohio; and an infant son who preceded her in death). On Jan. 20, 1920, she was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Troyer, who survives. To this union were born 3 children (Edna - Mrs. Mose Miller, Hartville, Ohio; Albert, Saltillo, Ohio; and Vernon, at home). Thirteen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends also survive. She was a member of the Amish Church, a kind neighbor, and a friend to all. She expressed peace with her Lord and was ready to go when it was His will. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, conducted by ministers of the Amish Church.
Weaver. -- Phenas, son of Noah and Magdalene Weaver, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., June 22, 1885; died Nov. 16, 1949, from a heart ailment; aged 64 y. 4 m. 24 d. On Dec. 5, 1908, he was united in marriage to Ida Jane Hostetler. Having no children of their own, they took into their home 2 children (Hugh Weaver, who resides on the farm of the deceased near Goshen, Ind.); and Ruby - Mrs. Loyal Smeltzer, Dunlap, Ind. To these families were born 8 children. Other survivors include 2 sisters (Mrs. Ed Kauffman and Mrs. Ezra Miller) and many other relatives and friends. His only brother (Moses) predeceased him three months ago. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, worshipping regularly with the Emma congregation. Funeral services were in charge of Oscar S. Hostetler, Amos O. Hostetler, and M. J. Yoder.
Witmer. -- Orpha Mae, stillborn daughter of Abram and Anna (Shenk) Witmer, was born Oct. 28, 1949. Funeral services were held at the Erisman Mennonite Cemetery on Oct. 29, conducted by Martin Metzler and John Eby.
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Burkholder. -- Catherine G., daughter of the late Benjamin S. and Elizabeth (Good) Kreider, was born Feb. 17, 1868; passed away Nov. 10, 1949, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Eli G. Souder), Bareville, Pa.; aged 80 y. 8 m. 23 d. In 1888 she was married to John P. Burkholder, who preceded her in death by seventeen years. In their early married life they united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Three infant children and one daughter (Katherine - Mrs. Elam Lafever) predeceased her. Surviving are 3 daughters (Rena - Mrs. Jesse Haldeman, Upland, Calif.; Carrie - Mrs. Eli G. Souder, and Elizabeth, both of Bareville, Pa.), 2 sons (Paul K. Bareville, and Titus K., Willow Street, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, and 2 sisters. She was a faithful attendant at church services when health permitted. Her greatest concern in life was that her "children walk in truth." Funeral services were held at the Souder home, where she had spent the last several months of her illness, and at the Mellinger Church, conducted by Harry S. Lefever and David L. Landis. Text: II Tim. 1:12b. Interment was made in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
Eby. -- Ida, daughter of the late Jacob and Martha Shank, was born Jan. 11, 1870, near Greencastle, Pa.; died Oct. 28, 1949, at Glendale, Calif.; aged 79 y. 9 m. 17 d. In October, 1890, she was married to Jacob Eby, who preceded her in death, as did also 9 infant children. Surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Gertrude - (Mrs. R. L. Bradley, Glendale, Calif.; Fannie - Mrs. Homer Kreider, Wadsworth, Ohio; William, Norfolk, Va.), 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 36 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at the Reiff Church, Hagerstown, Md., by Abram Martin and William Martin. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ernst. -- Katie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Schrock, was born March 25, 1879, at Roanoke, Ill.; passed away at the Hebron Hospital Nov. 21, 1949, after suffering patiently for many months; aged 70 y. 7 m. 25 d. On Aug. 6, 1903, she was united in marriage to Emil Ernst, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 6 sisters, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Three children, her parents, and one brother predeceased her. In early youth she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Salem Church, near Shickley, Nebr., in charge of the local ministers, with P. R. Kennel delivering the sermon. Text: Ps. 23. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller. -- Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jonathan and Nancy Hartzler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Jan 9, 1860; died near Fentress, Va., Oct. 4, 1949; aged 89 y. 8 m. 25 d. On Jan. 23, 1887, she was married to Elias R. Miller, with J. S. Coffman performing the ceremony. Her husband preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1934. Surviving are 4 sons and one daughter (Dwight, Ernest, Maude - Mrs. Clayton Bergey, Clarence, and Marvin, all of Fentress, Va.), 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother (Abram, Fairview, Mich.). The first years of their married life they lived in Cass Co., Mo., later moving to Virginia. She was a charter member of the Mt. Pleasant congregation, Fentress, Va. Funeral services were held at her home annd at the Mt. Pleasant Church Oct. 7, in charge of George M. Hostetler and A. D. Wenger, Jr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Sundheimer. -- Daniel Wyman, son of Otis and Mary (Hershberger) Sundheimer, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1920; passed away Oct. 31, 1949; aged 29 y. 9 m. 22 d. Death followed ten months of valiant suffering from leukemia. On June 7, 1946, he was united in marriage to Elisabeth Wiebe, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Mary Christine and Daniel Mark), his parents, 2 sisters (Mrs. Vera Mast and Barbara), one brother (Clyde), his maternal grandfather (D. W. Hershberger), and a large number of other relatives and friends. One brother (Ralph) and one nephew preceded him in death. He was converted in early youth and joined the Mennonite Church. After high school he attended the Canton Bible School in Ohio for two years. During the depression when it appeared that he would be unable to return for the second year, his firm faith that God would make a way was rewarded a few days before the opening of the term when he received from an unexpected source the exact amount needed. After one year at Goshen College, although he could have been deferred for farm work, he entered Civilian Public Service, serving one year at Grottoes, Va., 18 months in a Rhode Island hospital unit, and 18 months in Puerto Rico. After his release in January, 1946, he worked on his father's farm until his marriage in June. He and his wife made their home in Goshen, where he enrolled in the Biblical Seminary to prepare for Christian service, in preference to accepting a money-making position. He was interested in musical activities and served in the work of the Sunnyside Sunday School. Through his entire illness his testimony was clear and made a deep impact. Even when he was delerious, his frequent praying was coherent and inspirational. He often quoted scripture when he appeared too weak to speak. The night of his passing he sang "O God Our Help in Ages Past." His early departure is not a call for deep mourning but a real challenge to more devoted service and obedience to God's call. Memorial services were held at Goshen College Nov. 1, in charge of C. L. Graber and John C. Wenger, and funeral services at Walnut Creek, Ohio, Nov. 3, in charge of Paul R. Miller and John H. Mosemann. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Transcribed by Cynthia Kauffman, Pennsylvania