Alwine. -- Erma Almeda, daughter of Daniel and the late Lucy (Weaver) Shetler, was born July 31, 1915; died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 6, 1949; aged 34 y. 2 m. 6 d. On March 31, 1936, she was married to Clarence Alwine, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Rhoda, Martha, Melvin, and Norma, all at home), her father, 2 brothers and one sister (Clayton, Hollsopple, Pa.; and Dwight and Ruth, of Johnstown, Pa.). Her mother died July 3, 1925. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Her interest and concern in her family was maintained to the time of her death. Hers was a life of cheerful service. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at the Kaufman Church by Aldus Wingard, Irvin Holsopple, and Harry Y. Shetler. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Burkhart. -- John, son of the late David and Esther (Burkholder) Burkhart, was born in West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 21, 1868; died at his home in Bareville, Pa., Oct. 7, 1949; aged 81 y. 16 d. Death came very unexpectedly, as the immediate result of a stroke. He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church for forty-eight years. Surviving are his widow (Hettie Myer Burkhart), 7 children (Alta - Mrs. Elmer Oberholtzer, Ephrata, Pa.; Clara - Mrs. Isaac Wenger, Lancaster, Pa.; Esther - Mrs. Isaac Hershey Jr., Strasburg, Pa.; J. Harlan, Ephrata; Roy M., Lancaster; Elizabeth - Mrs. Eugene R. Wissler, New Holland, Pa.; and Helen - Mrs. Chester Peachey, Bareville, Pa.), 27 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Two children (David and Leah) and 2 sisters (Amanda and Annie - Mrs. George N. Martin) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 7, in charge of John S. Martin at the house and Mahlon Witmer, Eli Sauder, and Amos Sauder at the Groffdale Church. Texts: Ps. 23; James 4:13,14. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Burkholder. -- Amos S., son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Sollenberger) Burkholder, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Feb. 19, 1869; died Sept. 7, 1949; aged 80 y. 6 m. 18 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. The last thirteen years of his life he lived at the Mennonite Home, Maugansville, Md. Surviving are many nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg, Pa. Mennonite Church by C. V. Martin, Moses K. Horst, and Harold Hunsecker. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ebersole. -- Mary S., daughter of the late Daniel S. and Anna S. Lehman, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Sept. 7, 1877; passed away July 25, 1949; aged 71 y. 10 m. 12 d. On Jan. 12, 1909, she was united in marriage to Samuel L. Ebersole, who passed away Feb. 24, 1943. Surviving are 4 children (Phares L., Mattie L., Harry L., Lehman S., all of Chambersburg, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Peter L., Abram L. Henry S., Amos F., and Lydia Lehman, all of Chambersburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Henry E. Horst, Paramount, Md.). Her parents and one sister preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church Oct. 10, 1896, and was a faithful member. Although she had been in failing health for several years, her death came quite unexpectedly. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church on July 27 by J. Irvin Lehman, C. V. Martin, and D. E. Kuhns. Text: Rev. 14:12-18. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
May. -- George May, Jr., was born in La Junta, Colo., Jan. 7, 1921; died Sept. 29, 1949; aged 28 y. 8 m. 22 d. Surviving are his parents (Mr. and Mrs. George F. May), 2 sisters (Alberta, at home; and Marie - Mrs. Carl Schulz), and one uncle. He was instantly killed when the milk truck which he was driving stalled on the railroad track in front of a fast train. All his life was spent in La Junta, where he was recently employed by the Wiswell Creamery. He was a quiet, kind, modest young man who had many friends and no known enemies. He was baptized upon confession of faith in Christ and was received as a member of the Mennonite Church in 1939; of this church he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Peacoch Funeral Home, La Junta, by Allen H. Erb. Burial was made at Stuart, Iowa.
Smucker. -- Emma, daughter of John and Mary Smiley, was born near Weilersville, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1867; departed from this life Oct. 14, 1949, at her home in Smithville, Ohio; aged 82 y. 8 m. 15 d. On Nov. 27, 1890, she was married to Samuel J. Smucker, of Smithville, who preceded her in death in 1942. No children were born to this union. She was the last survivor of the 6 daughters born to her parents. A large circle of nieces and nephews held her very dear, as did other relatives and friends. No one who knew her could fail to be influenced by her deep and abiding faith during her lengthy period of illness and suffering. She was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville most of her life and remained faithful to her Lord until death. Funeral services were conducted by V. M. Gerig and Edward Culler at the Oak Grove Church on Oct. 15. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Snyder. -- Esther Marian, daughter of Clayton and Lizzie (Kauffman) Snyder, was born Sept. 29, 1946; departed from this life Sept. 20, 1949; aged 2 y. 11 m. 21 d. Surviving are her parents, one brother (David), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Cross Roads Church, Richfield, Pa., on Sept. 24, conducted by W. W. Graybill and M. B. Brubaker.
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Burkholder. -- Lewis Josephus, son of the late Abraham G. and Elizabeth (Reesor) Burkholder, was born near Markham, Ont., June 15, 1875; passed away Sept. 28, 1949; aged 74 y. 3 m. 13 d. He was born on a farm in Markham Twp., Ont., where he continued to reside until the time of his death. On May 11, 1904, he was united in marriage to Lucetta High, of Vineland, Ont., who passed away June 4, 1923. To this union was born one daughter (Luella - Mrs. Alvin Reesor). In May, 1925, he was married to Emma Meyer, who passed away April 14, 1944. To this union was born one son (Paul). One sister (Mrs. Noah Weber, Waterloo, Ont.), 2 brothers (Amos and Norman, both of Markham, Ont.), and 3 grandchildren survive. One brother (Phares) predeceased him in 1928. One half brother and 5 half sisters also predeceased him. He was converted under the preaching of John S. Coffman and united with the Mennonite Church on May 18, 1892. On Jan. 12, 1896, he was ordained to the ministry for the Cedar Grove congregation by Bishop Elias Weber. In this capacity he served faithfully and assisted in many ways with the work of the Ontario Conference. He was instrumental in the organization of the Ontario Mennonite Bible School, which began in 1907, and served as one of the first instructors. He was one of the first officers of the Nonresistant Relief Organization in 1918. He pioneered in the summer Bible school movement in York Co., and was active in arousing interest in various missionary endeavors. According to his records, he preached 2,836 sermons, the last one on Dec. 31, 1939, at Cedar Grove on Ps. 90:12. Suffering from a slight stroke and failing sight, which later gave way to blindness, he wsa no longer able to serve his preaching appointments. He endured his affliction patiently and retained a steadfast faith and hope until death. Funeral services were held Oct. 2 at his late residence and at the Wideman Church, conducted by S. F. Coffman and Oscar Burkholder, assisted by Floyd Schmucker and Aaron Grove. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Frey. -- Lydia Weber was born near Breslau, Ont., Oct. 24, 1866; passed away at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alta., Aug. 22, 1949; aged 82 y. 9 m. 28 d. In her youth she became a member of the Mennonite Church, to which she was faithful until death. In 1888 she was united in marriage to David Reist, who predeceased her in 1889. In 1902 she was united in marriage to David Frey. In 1903 they moved to Alberta and made their home in the Carstairs district. After the death of her husband in 1918 she lived and worked with different families in the district. The last year she made her home with her son, Howard, in Edmonton. Surviving are 2 sons (Nelson, Carstairs, Alta.; Howard, Edmonton, Alta.), one stepson (Clarence, Vancouver, B.C.), 3 stepdaughters (Lavina - Mrs. Wesley Hallman, Vancouver, B.C.; Almeda - Mrs. Nelson Reist, Carstairs, Alta.; and Seleda - Mrs. L. Lavik, Oliver, B.C.), 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother (Amos Weber, Didsbury, Alta.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Nancy Sheidel, Kitchener, Ont.; and Mrs. Mary Buschert, Carstairs). Funeral services were held at the West Zion Church near Carstairs on Aug. 26, with Linford Hackman and Henry Harder in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gerber. -- Daniel P., son of the late Peter M. and Elizabeth (Moser) Gerber, was born in Wayne Co., near Dalton, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1862; passed away at the home of his son (Earl) near Dalton, Oct. 12, 1949; aged 87 y. 8 m. 28 d. Death came as a release from a prolonged illness. On Sept. 19, 1889, he was married to Anna Bixler, who preceded him in death March 23, 1947. Early in youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful until death. As long as his health permitted he attended church services regularly. He expressed deep concern for the spiritual welfare of his children and grandchildren. Surviving are 5 sons (Aldis, Dalton, Ohio; Grover, Orrville, Ohio; Earl and Oscar, Dalton, Ohio; and Daniel, Canton, Ohio), 3 daughters (Clara - Mrs. William Geiser, Ada - Mrs. Elmer Nussbaum, and Tamar - Mrs. Adam Geiger, all of Apple Creek, Ohio), 37 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Elias P., Kidron, Ohio; Peter P., Dalton, Ohio; and Noah P., Pandora, Ohio). Five brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at the home and at the Kidron Church, by Reuben Hofstetter and Isaac Zuercher. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Glick. -- Benjamin F., son of John and Sarah (Hertzler) Glick, was born Nov. 14, 1864, in Union Co., Pa.; passed away Sept. 13, 1949, at his home, Belleville, Pa.; aged 84 y. 9 m. 29 d. Death followed failing health caused by hardening of the arteries and a heart condition. He was the last survivor of a family of 7 children. One sister (Sallie - Mrs. Dave Peachey) died about a year ago. On Dec. 17, 1901, he was married to Mollie S. Zook, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Sadie and Elsie, both at home). In his youth he was received into the Amish Church by baptism, later becoming a member of the Locust Grove Conservative A. M. congregation. In 1904 he was ordained by lot as deacon in this church by Sol Swartzendruber and Crist Nafziger. He served the congregation faithfully and filled his place in church services regularly as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were held Sept. 16 at his late home by John B. Zook and at the Locust Grove Church by Louis Peachey and Emanuel Peachey. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Huber. -- Amos, son of Benjamin and Mary Katherine (McCormic) Huber, was born March 29, 1874, near Maxville, Perry Co., Ohio; departed from this life Sept. 28, 1949; aged 75 y. 5 m. 29 d. On May 4, 1899, he was united in marriage to Rilla Crook. Their oldest child (Rosa) passed away at the age of thirteen. Surviving are his wife, 3 daughters and 2 sons (Mrs. Bertha Blackston, Logan, Ohio; Mrs. Ines Bell, Maxville, Ohio; Mrs. Isal Bell, Columbus, Ohio; Pearley, Bremen, Ohio; Irvin, Gore, Ohio), 10 grandchildren and one brother (Simeon, Delphus, Ohio). Five sisters preceded him in death. Soon after their marriage he and his wife united with the present Turkey Run Mennonite Church, Bremen, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Turkey Run Church Sept. 30 by P. R. Lantz, assisted by William A. Miller.
Maskell. -- Emily Eliza, wife of the late Alfred Maskell, was born in Essex, England, June 4, 1860; died at her home near Carstairs, Alta., Aug. 22, 1949; aged 89 y. 2 m. 18 d. She and her husband arrived in Canada Aug. 26, 1929, and two years later her husband passed away. One son (John, Carstairs) predeceased her in 1944. Surviving are 2 daughters in Canada (Mrs. Alice Jeffries and Mrs. E. James, both of Carstairs), one son and one daughter in England, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Three granddaughters are members of the West Zion Mennonite Church, Carstairs, Alta. Funeral services were held at the West Zion Church on Aug. 25, with Henry Harder and Linford Hackman in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemeter.
Shantz. -- Amos, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Feb. 2, 1859; died Oct. 14, 1949, after a brief illness; aged 90 y. 8 m. 12 d. His wife (the former Jemima Snyder) predeceased him in 1934. One daughter (Lena) died at the age of thirteen. Surviving are 2 children (Aldred, Waterloo, Ont.; and Edna - Mrs. Oscar Martin, also of Waterloo), one brother (Allan, Oshawa, Ont.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Frank Shuh, Waterloo, Ont.; Mrs. Benjamin Horst, Breslau, Ont.; Mrs. Christian Brubacher, Preston, Ont.), 4 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was converted as a young man and served the Lord faithfully, being a loyal member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Clare Shantz and J. B. Martin at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Text: II Tim. 4:6.
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Ensminger. -- Fannie, daughter of Joseph K. and Elizabeth (Christner) Roth, was born near Trenton, Iowa, Aug. 7, 1871; died Oct. 12, 1949; aged 78 y. 2 m. 5 d. She spent practically all her life in the same community. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek A. M. Church, in which her father served as deacon. On Dec. 19, 1894, she was married to Peter Ensminger. They lived near Trenton for a number of years; in 1915 they moved to a farm near Rome, Iowa, where they lived until retiring eight years ago. One daughter (Edna - Mrs. Bruce Erickson) preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 5 sons (Homer, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Howard, Roy, George, and Frank, of Rome, Iowa), one daughter (Ina - Mrs. Willis Anderson, also of Rome), one sister (Mrs. Barbara Graber), 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was an affectionate wife and mother and was much appreciated by those who knew her. She was blessed with good health until this summer, when she became seriously ill. Funeral services were held at the Green Mound Church near Trenton, by Simon Gingerich. Interment was made in the Green Mound Cemetery.
Ricker. -- Ellen Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Martin, was born Aug. 15, 1866, at Lansing, Mich.; passed away at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, after a lingering illness; aged 83 y. 1 m. 27 d. At the age of six she moved with her parents to Sterling, Ill., where she grew to womanhood. When she was twenty they moved to Adams Co., Nebr., locating on a farm south of Roseland. On Sept. 24, 1888, she was united in marriage to George J. Ricker. She remained on the farm after her husband's death in 1919 until six years ago, when she moved to Hastings, Nebr. At an early age she became a member of the Mennonite Church. Two children predeceased her. Surviving are 2 daughters, 6 sons, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a large number of friends. Funeral services were held at the Roseland Mennonite Church by Peter Kennel.
Schrock. -- John E., son of Noah J. and Mary (Plank) Schrock, was born at Garden City, Mo., Sept. 30, 1879; passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 2, 1949; aged 69 y. 10 m. 2 d. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Most of his life was spent in Garden City, Mo., where he resided at the time of his death. In 1901 he was united in marriage to Nancy Lynn. To this union were born 3 sons and one daughter. His wife and one son (Gwinn) preceded him in death in 1908. Later he married Margaret Lynn, who survives. To this union were born 3 daughters and 4 sons. One daughter (Marguerette) preceded him in death. Surviving besides his wife are 9 children (Ernest, Redwood, Calif.; Everette, Pearl - Mrs. Morris, Edith - Mrs. Lanningham, Mary Louise - Mrs. Ames, and John Edward, all of Kansas City; James, Billie, and Raymond, of Garden City), one stepdaughter (Mrs. Lawrence, of Kansas City), 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one brother (D. N. Schrock, Phoenix, Ariz.), and one sister (Mrs. Edward Yoder, Kansas City). Funeral services were conducted by Robert Doyle and Herman Taylor at the Methodist Church in Garden City, Mo. Interment was made in the Garden City Cemetery.
Troyer. -- Robert O., son of A. E. Troyer, Hutchinson, Kans., was born at Geneseo, Kans., Dec. 8, 1925; was killed in an airplanne crash near Talihina, Okla., Sept. 26, 1949; aged 23 y. 9 m. 18 d. He was a staff sergeant in the army air corps. His mother passed away Nov. 2, 1931. Surviving are his father, his stepmother, 2 brothers (Richard, staff sergeant stationed in Germany; Lloyd, Upland, Calif., 2 sisters (Mary Edith and Irene - Mrs. Gerald Shank, both of Goshen, Ind.), 3 half brothers (Charles, Marlin, and Donald, all at home), a grandmother (Mrs. Chris Borntrager, Topeka, Ind.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Also surviving is his fiancee, who expected to become his bride in less than a month. He had a quiet, likable disposition. Funeral services were held at the Volkland Funeral Home, Hutchinson, Kans., Oct. 6, conducted by Harry A. Diener and Sanford E. King. Burial was made Oct. 8 in the Yoder Mennonite Cemetery near Yoder, Kans.
Wyse. -- Barbara, daughter of Christian and Barbara (Rich) Schantz, was born near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, July 1, 1858; passed away at the home of her daughter (Emma) Oct. 15, 1949; aged 91 y. 3 m. 14 d. She spent all her life in the same community. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member. On Feb. 23, 1879, she was united in marriage to Stephen S. Wyse; they lived on a farm until his death on April 3, 1917. One daughter (Catherine) passed away at the age of five; one son (Emery) drowned in 1919; and another daughter, Lovina - Mrs. John Alliman) passed away May 18, 1949. Surviving are 3 sons (Ed, Elmer, and Noah), 3 daughters (Alice - Mrs. Jacob Boshart, Mt. Pleasant, Ill.; Amanda - Mrs. Robert Krabill, and Emma - Mrs. Lee Swartzendruber), one sister (Mrs. Katie Conrad), 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was a sincere and conscientious Christian woman. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church, near Wayland, Iowa, by Willard Leichty and Simon Gingerich. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
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Blough. -- Rachel E., daughter of Emanuel and Fannie (Miller) Eash, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June 22, 1865; died Oct. 19, 1949, at the home of her daughter, near Hollsopple, Pa.; aged 84 y. 3 m. 27 d. On Sept. 7, 1884, she was married to Josiah Blough, who preceded her in death about two years ago. Surviving are 6 children (Harvey Gindlesperger, Mrs. Jonathan Eash, Mrs. Maggie Stayrock, Mrs. Harry Eash, Mrs. Irvin Horner, and Mrs. Lloyd Shaffer), 71 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Fannie Miller). Six children preceded her in death. She was a member of the Blough Mennonite Church, Hollsopple, Pa., for many years. After a short service at the funeral home, services were held at the Blough Church, Oct. 22, by John A. Lehman and H. C. Blough. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Holsopple. -- Elizabeth Eash was born April 11, 1893; died Sept. 24, 1949; aged 56 y. 5 m. 13 d. On March 1, 1915, she was united in marriage to Irvin Holsopple, pastor of the Kaufman Church, Hollsopple, Pa. Surviving besides her husband are 4 children (Alvin R., Twila E. - Mrs. Earl Lehman; Carl D., and Boyd R., all of Hollsopple, Pa.), 12 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Moses Croyle, her twin, of Boswell, Pa.; and Mrs. C. L. Thomas, Johnstown, Pa.). An infant daughter (Ruth) and 2 brothers (James and Uriah) preceded her in death. On March 8, 1908, she accepted Christ as her Saviour; she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death. Funeral services were held at the Kaufman Church Sept. 26, with Harry Y. Shetler, Aldus Wingard, and James Saylor in charge. Interment was made in the Kaufman cemetery.
Saltzman. -- Anna, daughter of John B. and Barbara (Lauber) Saltzman, was born June 16, 1893, at Milford, Nebr.; passed away at the Geneva, Nebr., Hospital, Oct. 14, 1949; aged 56 y. 3 m. 28 d. Surviving are 3 brothers (Jacob, Benjamin, and John, all of Shickley, Nebr.), 3 sisters (Katie, Kansas City, Mo.; Emma - Mrs. Lee Steider, of Shickley; and Elma, at home), 22 nieces and nephews, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Her parents and one brother (Joseph) preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. At the age of ten she suffered from rheumatic fever, which resulted in a severe heart ailment, the cause of her death. During her illness she was faithfully cared for by her sister (Elma). Her desire was that her life might glorify God, even if her lot was one of suffering. Although she was unable to attend church services during the last year, her devotion to God, her prayers, and her admonitions to young and old were an inspiration to many. Funeral services were held at the home of her sister (Mrs. Lee Steider). Lee Schlegel, who was in charge, read from Rev. 21. Services were also held at the Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley, Nebr., by Peter Kennel and Fred Reeb. Text: Prov. 14:26. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stoltzfus. -- Ruth A., daughter of the late Rufus and Matilda Stoltzfus, was born in Cooperville, Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Oct. 11, 1949, at her home in Atglen, Pa.; aged 54 y. 6 m. 26 d. She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. On Jan. 20, 1921, she was united in marriage to Amos K. Stoltzfus, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Llewellyn R. and Lois E., both at home), 2 brothers and 3 sisters (Mrs. Carrie Shirk, Bareville, Pa.; Mrs. Elsie Kauffman, Atglen, Pa.; Paul, Parkesburg, Pa.; Mrs. Lena Stoltzfus, Kinzers, Pa.; and Aquilla, of Atglen). Funeral services were held at her late home Oct. 13, with Aaron F. Stoltzfus in charge, and at the Millwood Mennonite Church, with Calvin Kennel and Noah Hershey in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcriber's note: No birth date given, but it works out to March 15, 1895, if I computed right.
Weaver. -- Martha Jane, daughter of Jacob W. and Sarah (Miller) Dietz, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., July 6, 1869; died at her home in the same county Sept. 2, 1949; aged 80 y. 1 m. 26 d. Surviving are her husband (David W. Weaver), 4 sons and 8 daughters (Vernon, Alonza, Freeman, Ray, Mrs. Sarah Goebert, Mrs. Lela Schneider, Mrs. Edith Berkey, Mrs. Bessie Thomas, Mrs. Vera Hoffman, Mrs. Carrie Griffith, Mrs. Mary Shoemaker, Mrs. Tracy Myers), 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one sister. She was a member of the Blough Mennonite Church, Hollsopple, Pa., for over fifty-seven years. Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at the home and at the Blough Church, by John A. Lehman and Harry C. Blough. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Yoder. -- Veronica, daughter of Joash and Katie (Smucker) Yoder, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Aug. 29, 1854; died at the Mennonite Home near Rittman, Ohio, Oct. 9, 1949; aged 95 y. 1 m. 10 d. In her youth she confessed Christ as her Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville, Ohio, by water baptism, and was at the time of her death a member of the Pleasant Hill congregation Sterling, Ohio, being the oldest member of the congregation. About 1878 she was united in marriage to Menno Peter Yoder, who preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1926. They had no children. Surviving are about 32 nephews and nieces and a large circle of friends. Both she and her husband were known for their Christian hospitality. She taught a Sunday-school class for many years, and was interested in the activities of the church. Until very recently she had attended regularly the meetings of the sewing circle and other services of the church. She had a very cheerful disposition. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 11 at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church by I. W. Royer and William G. Detweiler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Culp. -- George, son of Henry and Susannah (Whisler)
Culp, was born April 16, 1873, near Wakarusa, Ind.; departed from
this life Oct. 13, 1949, at his farm home near Wakarusa; aged
76 y. 5 m. 27 d. On April 24, 1895*, he was united in marriage
to Hattie Bixler. Soon after their marriage they united with the
Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, of which they were faithful attendants
as long as their health permitted. For a number of years he served
as janitor of the church. He was interested in the church and
her work. Surviving are his wife and one daughter (Maude - Mrs.
Irvin Fink, Wakarusa, Ind.), one foster son (John Morris, Nappanee,
Ind., whom they took to raise when he was a child, 9 grandchildren,
2 foster grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers (David
and Moses, of Wakarusa), one sister (Nancy Culp, also of Wakarusa),
and many other relatives and friends. One daughter (Lulu) died
in 1940. Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at the Yellow Creek
Church, in charge of John H. Mosemann and C. A. Shank. Text: Ps.
90:12. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
*Marriage date is March 24, 1895 according to Elkhart County Records and his wife Hattie Bixler Culp's obituary.
Graybill. -- Cornelius B., son of Joseph S. and Susan (Benner) Graybill, was born near Thompsontown, Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 22, 1897; passed away at his home, Farmersville, Pa., May 25, 1949; aged 52 y. 4 m. 3 d. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, following a seven-week illness. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member of the Metzler congregation. On May 29, 1919, he was united in marriage to Elsie Horst, who survives. Also surviving are 2 foster children (Kathrine - Mrs. Paul Lehman, Farmersville, Pa.; and Lester Witmer, Womelsdorf, Pa.), his mother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Henry B., Lancaster, Pa.; J. Paul, East Earl, Pa.; J. Silas, Doylestown, Pa.; Beaulah - Mrs. Albert B. Winey, Chester C. and Ruth N., New Holland, Pa.), and many friends. One brother (Ira) and one sister (Huldah) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted May 29 at the home by Amos Sauder, Jr., and at the Metzler Church by Mahlon Witmer and Eli Sauder. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Peachey. -- Katie L., daughter of the late Jonas and Eri Peachey, was born Oct. 7, 1896; passed away at her home, Reedsville, Pa., Oct. 13, 1949; aged 53 y. 6 d. Although her health had been failing slightly, death came very suddenly and unexpectedly, caused by a heart attack. On Feb. 28, 1928, she was united in marriage to Jonathan C. Peachey, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Lydia, Arie, Mahlon, Nannie, Olive, and Martha), 5 sisters and 3 brothers (Nannie, Mrs. Naommi Yoder, Mrs. Arie Peachey, Mary, Lydia, Jesse, Philip, all of Belleville, Pa.; and Milo, Strasburg, Va.). Three daughters preceded her in death. She was a kind, loving mother and a faithful wife, and was a member of the Amish Church. Funeral services were held at her late home, conducted by Seth Byler and Enos Kurtz. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Steinmann. -- Susanna, daughter of the late John and Barbara (Erb) Gascho, was born April 29, 1855, near Baden, Ont.; passed away at her home in Wellesley, Ont.; Aug. 28, 1949; aged 94 y. 3 m. 29 d. On Sept. 18, 1877, she was married to John Steinmann, who predeceased her Feb. 18, 1942. Surviving are 3 sons, 4 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, andone brother (Daniel Gascho, Wellman, Iowa). Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the Wellesley A.M. Church, conducted by Samuel Roth and Noah Gerber.
Schrock. -- Lauretta, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Shank) Schrock, was born Sept. 5, 1888, in Clay Twp., Miami Co., Ind.; died at her home in Harrison Twp., Miami Co., Oct. 27, 1949; aged 61 y. 1 m. 22 d. Surviving are her husband (Jesse Schrock), 2 daughters (Wilma Zigler and Ruby Miller), one granddaughter, 3 brothers (John, Kokomo, Ind.; Reuben, Des Moines, Iowa; and Homer, Indianapolis, Ind.), and 2 half sisters (Mrs. Katie Frey and Mrs. Lizzie Livingstone). One daughter (Ruth Naomi) died in infancy. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, Kokomo, Ind., of which she was a member at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at the Howard-Miami Church Oct. 30, in charge of Anson G. Horner. Text: John 20:31. Burial was made in the Schrock Cemetery.
Smucker. -- Stillborn son of Paul M. and Elma (Glick) Smucker was born at the Lancaster, Pa., Osteopathic Hospital Oct. 4, 1949. Surviving are his parents, 2 grandmothers (Barbara E. Glick, Smoketown, Pa.; and Anna M. Smucker, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.). Interment was made the following day at the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Cemetery, with graveside services conducted by George W. Beiler.
Wagner. -- Jacob Andrew, son of Andrew and Rebecca Wagner, was born March 10, 1873, near Russellville, Ark.; passed away at the Perryton, Texas, Hospital, Oct. 18, 1949, after several weeks' illness; aged 76 y. 7 m. 8 d. At the age of thirty-five he joined the Baptist Church at Elk City, Okla.; on Nov. 7, 1943, he became a member of the Perryton Mennonite Church by confession of faith, remaining firm in the faith until death. On May 13, 1894, he was married to Thirxy Ellen Ball, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Louis, Lynnwood, Calif.; Allen, Perryton, Texas; Mart, Waka, Texas; Herman, Perryton; Mary - Mrs. W. C. Dixon, Greenwood, S. C.; Leta - Mrs. Lee Edge, Perryton), 11 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Three children (Eva - Mrs. Noah Pletcher, Esther, and Delbert) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Perryton Church, with Allen H. Erb and R. L. Showalter in charge.
Transcribed by Cynthia Kauffman, Pennsylvania