Bricker. -- Catherine Cress was born in Hawksville, Ont., October 15, 1874; passed away May 20, 1949; aged 74 y. 7 m. 5 d. Her health had been failing for more than a year, yet she was cheerful and faithful. In 1903 she was united in marriage to Menno Bricker and they moved to Alberta, residing at Aldersyde the first three years and then moving to their late home near Blackie. Her husband and 2 sons (Ralph and Oliver) predeceased her. Surviving are 3 daughters (Vera, at home; Verda - Mrs. Herb Willoughby and Irene - Mrs. Ronald McKeage), one son (Urban), and 12 grandchildren, all of the Blackie district. She was a member of the Mt. View Mennonite Church and a faithful member of the Charity Sewing Circle. Her patient, quiet spirit has left its impression on home and community. Funeral services were held at the Mt. View Church, near Aldersyde, on May 23, with C. J. Ramer and H. R. Boettger in charge. Text: I Cor. 2:9. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kennel. -- Christian R., son of John and Barbara (Reeser) Kennel, was born near Seberingville, Ont., Aug. 30, 1857; passed away at his home, Albany, Oreg., July 13, 1949; aged 91 y. 10 m. 13 d. At the age of three he moved with his parents to Tavistock, Ont. On April 20, 1880, he was married to Magdalena Swartzendruber, of Tavistock. A few years later they moved to Auburn, Ont., and then to Nebraska. After a year they moved to Thurman, Colo., where they resided seven years. In the fall of 1894 they moved with several other families to Albany, Oreg., where a church was soon organized. There Bro. Kennel was the first superintendant of the Sunday school. He was the last surviving charter member of the Fairview congregation, a faithful member and one who attended regularly as long as his health permitted him to do so. His wife preceded him in death in 1936. Four sons also predeceased him. Surviving are 5 children (Eli, Emma, Sarah, Samuel, and John, all of Albany), 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Annie Bender, Tavistock, Ont.; and Mrs. John F. Ropp, Tucson, Ariz.). Funeral services were held July 16 at the Fairview Church, conducted by N. M. Birky and Henry C. Gerig. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery.
Kniss. - Samuel W., son of Isaac and Elizabeth Kniss, was born near Cedarville, Ill., June 6, 1870; passed away at his home, Dakota, Ill., July 25, 1949; aged 79 y. 1 m. 19 d. Death followed a lingering illness. On May 15, 1900, he was married to Ida Beidler. They resided in Dakota the past twenty-three years. He was a member of the Freeport Mennonite Church and attended the services regularly when his health permitted. His wife and one sister (Mrs. Cora Wolf, Freeport, Ill.) survive. One daughter and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Freeport Mennonite Church on July 27, with Howard Zehr in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Rutt. -- David K., son of David M. and Mary Ann (Kendig) Rutt, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 10, 1879; died July 14, 1949, at his home in Strasburg, Pa.; aged 70 y. 6 m. 4 d. Although he had been in failing health for nine months, his death came unexpectedly, resulting from a stroke. Early in life he united with the Strasburg Mennonite Church; his place was seldom vacant when health permitted him to attend. On Nov. 21, 1900, he was united in marriage to Lizzie R. Leaman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Mary L. - Mrs. John L. Stoner, Lancaster, Pa.; Ira L., Strasburg, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Mary Hess, of Strasburg). One son (Elmer L.) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Strasburg Church July 17 by Jacob T. Harnish, Emory Herr, and John Brenneman. Text: Phil. 3:14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Zimmerman -- Barbara M. , daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Weaver, was born Feb. 16, 1860; died July 4, 1949; aged 89 y. 4 m. 18 d. She was united in Marriage to Christian W. Zimmerman, who preceded her in death twenty-four years ago. She was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Surviving are 5 children (Mrs. Barton S. Martin, Bowmansville, Pa.; Mrs. Annie Good, Goodville, Pa., with whom she resided and at whose home she died; Nathan, New Holland, Pa.; Weaver, Orrtanna, Pa.; Allen, Goodville), 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Frank Sauder, Farmersville, Pa.). Funeral services were held July 6 by Aaron Weaver at the home and by J. Paul Graybill and Harry Lichty at the Weaverland Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Beck. -- Rosa, daughter of Jacob F. and Mary Rupp, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1874; departed from this life at Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1949; aged 74 y. 11 m. 9 d. On Jan. 3, 1895, she was united in marriage to Jacob Beck, who passed away in 1940. Surviving are 6 sons and 2 daughters (Nelson, Archbold, Ohio; Jesse, Leo, Ind.; Almeda - Mrs. Gerald Spoerle, Archbold, Ohio; Milton and Ralph, Toledo, Ohio; Irene - Mrs. Mark Conrad, Plymouth, Mich.; Russell, Detroit, Mich.; and Floyd, Stryker, Ohio), 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, one daughter (Nettie), 2 brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. In her earlier years she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church; she was a member of the Lockport congregation at the time of her death. She was a kind and loving mother. The last ten years of her life she suffered ill health and was cared for in the homes of her children after the death of her husband. Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at the Central Mennonite Church, in charge of Jesse J. Short and Walter Stuckey. Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Eberly. -- Amanda, daughter of the late John and Lydia (Witmer) Witmer, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Oct. 20, 1860; died suddenly of heart failure at her home, near Dalton, in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 31, 1949; aged 88 y. 7 m. 11 d. In her early years she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Dec. 24, 1891, she was united in marriage to Jonas Eberly, of Dalton, Ohio, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Allen, Henry, Elizabeth, Alzena, and Anna, at home; Daniel, Dalton, Ohio; and Paul, Orrville, Ohio), 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John and Daniel, Columbiana, Ohio), one sister (Mrs. Harvey Horst, Goshen, Ind.). One sister (Sarah), 2 brothers (Amos and Noah), and one granddaughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held June 3 at the home and at the County Line Church by Elmer Good and Cleophas Steiner. Text: John 14:1-4. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Groff. -- Jonas B., son of Aaron and Mary (Bucher) Groff, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 19, 1879; passed away Aug. 15, 1949; aged 69 y. 8 m. 27 d. On Aug. 18, 1903, he was united in marriage to Hattie Ebersole at Sterling, Ill. Surviving are his wife, 5 children (Alice - Mrs. E. B. Jennings, Fresno, Calif.; Ella - Mrs. A. B. Journey, Sacramento, Calif.; Myrtle, Glendale, Calif.; Lawrence, Chino, Calif.; and Robert, Upland, Calif.), 8 grandchildren,, one great-grandson, 2 half sisters (Amanda Gockley, Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Alice Witmer, Ephrata, Pa.), and numerous other relatives and friends in Pennsylvania. One infant grandson preceded him in death. He was forced to retire three years ago because of ill health. On Aug. 1 he was taken to the San Bernadino Hospital, where he passed away. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for forty-seven years. The last twenty-four years he resided in California, most of that time in Upland. Funeral services were held at the Seventh Street Church on Aug. 18, in charge of W. S. Guengerich, assisted by C. R. Heisey. Text: II Cor. 5:1-5. Interment was made in the Bellevue Mausoleum.
Gut. -- Andrew, son of Christian and Magdalena (Briann) Gut, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Dec. 28, 1883; died at his home in Goshen, Ind., Aug. 3, 1949; aged 65 y. 7 m. 6 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he remained until death. On Dec. 17, 1905, he was married to Emma Martin at Hopedale, Ill. She died Nov. 14, 1938. To this union were born 2 daughters and 2 sons. On June 29, 1940, he was married to Polly Hershberger Kaufman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Aldine, at home; Ora, Kouts, Ind.; Nellie - Mrs. Harry Field and Clarence, Valparaiso, Ind.), 5 grandchildren, 3 stepsons (Alvin, Floyd, and Cloyd), one sister (Mary - Mrs. A. D. Birky, Kouts, Ind.), 3 brothers (Joe, Hebron, Ind.; Christian, Kouts; and Edwin, Valparaiso, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. His parents, 3 sisters (Emma and 2 infants) predeceased him. Prayer services were held at his home in Goshen on Aug. 5, with Russell Krabill in charge. Funeral services were held the same day at the Hopewell Church, Kouts, with Paul Mininger officiating. Burial was made in the Kouts Cemetery, with John C. Wenger in charge of the graveside services.
Yoder. -- Rudolph, son of Isaac M. and Nancy (Hartzler) Yoder, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 2, 1866; died at the home of his daughter in North Lima, Ohio, July 20, 1949; aged 83 y. 18 d. In early childhood he moved with his family to Garden City, Mo., where he spent his early life. The last thirty-six years were spent at his home near Kent, Ohio. In youth he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member until death. On Dec. 10, 1895, he was united in marriage to Katie B. Yoder, of West Liberty, Ohio, who preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 1946. Surviving are his 3 sons and one daughter (Eugene and Amos, Mantua, Ohio; Willis, Alliance, Ohio; and Celesta - Mrs. Harvey Blosser, North Lima, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Ira T., Mantua, Ohio; and John R., Middlefield, Ohio), and one sister (Mrs. B. F. Yoder, Millersburg, Ohio). He led a useful life and was much interested in the church, being present whenever possible and serving as a trustee for more than twenty years. Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at the Plain View Church, with Eli Kramer, Paul Yoder, and Elmer Stoltzfus officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Brenneman. -- Donald Lee, son of Paul and Grace (Bergey) Brenneman, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 4, 1945; met sudden death in an automobile accident near Warsaw, Ind., Aug. 30, 1949; aged 4 y. 2 m. 26 d. Surviving are his parents, one younger brother (William Paul), his paternal grandmother (Mrs. Jacob Brenneman, Hesston, Kans.), his maternal grandparents (Oliver and Elizabeth Ruth Bergey, Doylestown, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, Pa., Sept. 2, with Joseph Gross and Silas Graybill officiating. Text: Mark 10:14b. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Duttarer. -- Enoch M., son of Christian and Charlotte (Marple) Duttarer, was born at Farmington, Ill., April 13, 1860; passed away July 31, 1949, at his home in Bartonville, Ill., aged 89 y. 3 m. 18 d. On March 7, 1889, he married Mary Hillman in Peoria. He spent his entire life in the Peoria community and was a member of the Peoria Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, one brother (James, Peoria), 3 sons (Charles and Enoch, Peoria; Louis, Bartonville, Ill.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Myrtle Hagel and Mrs. Marie Backes, both of Peoria), 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many friends. One daughter, 4 sisters, and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Davison Funeral home in Peoria by C. Warren Long.
Gsell. -- Clinton H., son of the late David H. and Mary E. (Smith) Gsell, was born near Clearspring, Md., Oct. 16, 1881; passed away Aug. 14, 1949; aged 67 y. 9 m. 28 d. The last fourteen years of his life he lived with his sister at whose home he died. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving are his sister (Fannie C. - Mrs. Henry Parmer, Maugansville, Md.) and a number of other relatives. His parents, 3 brothers (David, Joseph, and Andrew), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Martha Hege, Mary, and Almeda) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Rowland Funeral Home in Clearspring, by John Grove and Abram Baer. Interment was made in the Clearspring Mennonite Cemetery.
Hoover. -- Lloyd Martin, son of Harry O. and Bertha (Martin) Hoover, was born Nov. 11, 1924; died Aug. 2, 1949, at the home of his parents in Bareville, Pa., after a few days' illness; aged 24 y. 8 m. 21 d. He was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, where he served as secretary of the Sunday school and was active in young people's work. His life was an example of patience and resignation to the will of God. From birth he was afflicted with a heart condition which did not permit him to engage in the more vigorous activities of youth. But he did not complain. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Harlan, Lester, and Abram), 2 sisters (Alta and Erla), his paternal grandfather (Abram Hoover), and his maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather (Emma and David Burkholder). Funeral services were conducted Aug. 5 by Amos Sauder at the home, and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Eli Sauder and John S. Martin. Text: I John 1:9. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Kauffman. -- Jonathan L., son of Jacob and Nancy (Zook) Kauffman, was born in Wilmington Twp., Lawrence Co., Pa., Sept. 3, 1863; died at his home in Pulaski Twp., Aug. 21, 1949; aged 85 y. 11 m. 18 d. At the age of eighteen months he moved with his parents to the farm which was his home for the remainder of his life. For nearly seventy years he was a faithful member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church and attended services as long as health permitted. At the time of his death he was the oldest member of the church. On Jan. 1, 1889, he was married to Catherine Spiker, who passed away Feb. 27, 1929. Two children died in infancy. One brother (David) died twelve years ago. Surviving are a son (Chauncey, New Wilmington, Pa.,) a daughter (Mrs. Margaret Lantz, Volant, Pa.), 2 granddaughters, a number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Church, in charge of Enoch J. Zook and Roy D. Kauffman.
Martin. -- Absalom, son of Aaron and Judith (Snyder) Martin, was born in Howick Twp., Ont., June 19, 1884; died Aug. 13, 1949, near Carstairs, Alta.; aged 65 y. 1 m. 25 d. He was the last surviving member of the family. After living in Howick Twp. for some time he moved, moved his parents, to a farm north of Elmira. The last number of years he had been living at Carstairs. His unexpected death resulted from a heart attack. Funeral services were held at the Elmira Funeral Home on Aug. 18, with Oliver D. Snider in charge. Interment was made in Elmira Mennonite Cemetery.
Mullet. -- Joseph A., son of Joseph and Anna (Chupp) Mullet, was born at Radisson, Wis., April 8, 1911; met with a fatal accident while at work in the Santa Fe Railroad yards, Hutchinson, Kans., June 30, 1949; aged 38 y. 2 m. 22 d. He died en route to the hospital. Surviving are his wife (Bessie), his mother (Mrs. Anna Mullet, Goshen, Ind.), one sister (Mrs. Anna Mae Stuffle, Exeland, Wis.), 2 brothers (Albert and Louis, both of Glendive, Mont.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. His father predeceased him. he lived in Hutchinson for seven years, working for the Santa Fe Railroad. Words are inadequate to express the greatness of this unexpected loss. Funeral services were conducted at Johnson's Funeral Home by Sanford E. King. Interment was made in the Fairlawn Cemetery.
Schrader. -- John Schrader was born in Austria-Hungary July 11, 1874; passed away after a period of failing health, at his late home in Pottstown, Pa., Aug. 18, 1949; aged 75 y. 1 m. 7 d. He came to America in 1907. Through the invitation of some friends he attended the Mennonite Mission. Later he accepted Christ and was received into the church in 1933, having been formerly of the Catholic faith. Many times he expressed his deep gratitude for having found the light. By life and word he gave a radiant testimony for what the Lord did for him. Funeral services were held Aug. 22, at the Harley Funeral Home, Pottstown, Pa., in charge of Elmer G. Kolb. Burial was made in the West End Cemetery.
Slabaugh. -- Cornelius, son of Joseph and Sarah (Burkholder) Slabaugh, was born in Farmerstown, Ohio, Feb. 78, 1885; passed away Aug. 26, 1949; aged 64 y. 6 m. 19 d. On Dec. 21, 1905, he was married to Emma Schlabach, of Plain City, Ohio. Surviving are one daughter and 3 sons (Mrs. Monroe Miller and Joseph, Portsmouth, Va.; Levi, Norfolk, Va.; and Alvah, Raleigh, N.C.), one sister and 3 brothers (Mrs. Emma Wingard, Thomas, Okla.; Eli and Moses, Hartville, Ohio; and Joseph, Wooster, Ohio), and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Deep Creek Mennonite Church by Orrie Yoder, Harvey Mast, and Clayton Bergey. Interment was made in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Swartzentruber. -- John Henry, son of Daniel and Mary (Graber) Swartzentruber, was born Sept. 5, 1898, in Daviess Co., Ind.; departed from this life Aug. 27, 1949, at the Daviess Co. Hospital, Washington, Ind.; aged 50 y. 11 m. 22 d. Death resulted from a heart ailment. On Feb. 10, 1918, he was married to Amanda Wagler, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (David, Lydia - Mrs. Daniel Stoll, Montgomery, Ind.; Maggie - Mrs. John Graber, Anna - Mrs. William Huebner, Loogootee, Ind.; Cletus, Montgomery; Daniel, Junior, and Mary Catherine, at home), 3 brothers (Aaron, Joseph, and Daniel, of Montgomery), 3 sisters (Katie - Mrs. Joseph Graber, Anna - Mrs. Ben Slaubaugh, Loogootee, Ind.; and Lida - Mrs. Simon Slaubaugh, Wolford, N. Dak.), 12 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One sister (Frances - Mrs. Jackson Graber) and one granddaughter preceded him in death. At the age of eighteen he united with the Amish Church. On March 8, 1942, his membership was transferred to the Berea Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Berea Church on Ang. 30, in charge of Edd P Shrock, assisted by Paul Weldy. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Funeral date says ANG, not Aug.
Webb. -- Frank Herman, son of James and Cynthia (Haggard) Webb, was born at Farmer City, Ill., Sept. 3, 1875; died at Peoria, Ill., July 6, 1949; aged 73 y. 10 m. 3 d. On Aug. 20, 1903, he was married to Jennie Belle Knight. The last thirty years of his life were spent in Peoria. In April, 1933, he became a member of the Peoria Mennonite Church. He was known affectionately as "Grandpa Webb." Surviving are 3 sons (George, Robert, and Ben, all of Peoria), one daughter (Mrs. Ruth Parks, Peoria), 7 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Ben Greenough, Red Lodge, Mont.). His wife, 2 sons and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Cumerford-Endsley Funeral Home in Peoria by C. Warren Long.
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Baecher. -- Edna May, daughter of Samuel and Eva Lowe Moffatt, was born in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 30, 1900; passed away in the St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Ill., Aug. 14, 1949; aged 49 y. 6 m. 15 d. On April 12, 1923, at Peoria, Ill., she was married to Clifford McDermott, who preceded her in death June 3, 1936. Two daughters (Shirley Ann and Nancy Jane) were born to this union. On March 11, 1944, she was married to Edwin Baecher at Gardena, Ill. One daughter (Mary Carol) was born into their home. She was a resident of Peoria most of her life, lived in Gardena eight years, and in Morton the last five years. For a number of years she was employed as a comptometer operator in Peoria. Her first church affiliation was with the Tyng Memorial Church in Peoria. On May 25, 1941, she united with the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church by transfer of church letter. She will long be remembered for her leadership in Sunday school, as superintendent of the primary department; for her contribution to the Mary and Martha organization, especially in relief activities; for her work in the sewing circle; and for her service as chorister and chorus member. Her numerous kindnesses will also be remembered: the work of her hands with needle and thread, the generosity of her gifts and remembrances, her thoughtful helpfulness in many ways, and her cheerful smile and expression. These were her testimony to the life of Christ within, the Christ who saved her soul from sin and sanctified her by the power of His Holy Spirit. Her home was one where Christian hospitality was always the welcome atmosphere. She was one who learned in recent years the meaning and blessing and joy of an increasing consecration to Christ and His cause. This was manifested by her devoted loyalty to the church. Surviving are her husband and 3 daughters (Shirley Ann - Mrs. Roy Egli, Hopedale, Ill.; Nancy Jane and Mary Carol, both at home), 2 grandchildren, one sister (Evelyn - Mrs. Lee Streibich, Peoria, Ill.), and 4 brothers (Samuel, Robert, and Harry, all of Peoria; and Alvah, Decatur, Ill.). One sister (Mrs. Marguerite Riddle, Heyworth, Ill.) is deceased. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Hill Church on Aug. 17 by Roy D. Roth, assisted by J. N. Kaufman and Paul A. Friesen. Text: Rev. 22:4a. Interment was made in the Springdale Cemetery, Peoria.
Beck. -- Rosa, daughter of Jacob F. and Mary Rupp, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1874; departed from this life in Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1949; aged 74 y. 11 m. 9 d. On Jan. 3, 1895, she was united in marriage to Jacob Beck, who passed away in 1940. Her parents, one daughter (Nettie), 2 brothers, and one sister also predeceased her. Surviving are 6 sons and 2 daughters (Nelson, Archbold, Ohio; Jesse, Leo, Ind.; Almeda - Mrs. Garold Spoerle, Archbold, Ohio; Milton and Ralph, Toledo, Ohio; Irene - Mrs. Mark Conrad, Plymouth, Mich.; Russell, Detroit, Mich.; and Floyd, Stryker, Ohio), 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. In her younger years she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. She was a member of the Lockport Church at the time of her death. The last ten years she suffered ill health, being cared for in the homes of her children after the death of her husband. She was a kind and loving mother. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church, near Archbold, in charge of Jesse J. Short and Walter Stuckey.
Transcriber's note: This obituary also appeared in the September 13 issue of Gospel Herald, in which her daughter Almeda's husband's name was spelled Gerald. That obituary lists the church where the services were held and the place of burial.
Beiler. -- John Marlin, son of Elmer and Rebecca (Kennel) Beiler, Parkesburg, Pa., was born Jan. 17, 1944; passed away July 25, 1949; aged 5 y. 6 m. 8 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Joy La Verne and Sherrill Gay), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. George Beiler, Intercourse, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kennel, Parkesurg, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. At the age of three he had a fall which resulted in a fractured skull. He seemed never to fully recover from this, for his body was weak and unable to resist diseases. Last February he suffered an attack of spinal meningitis. The doctors said he could not possibly live, but God miraculously healed him. The day previous to his death he accompanied his family to Sunday school, apparently in usual health. At the close of the services he complained of a headache and later in the day was taken to the hospital, where his case was again diagnosed as spinal meningitis. Private funeral services were held at the Wentz Funeral Home, Atglen, Pa., on July 26. Interment was made in the Millwood Cemetery. Memorial services were held at the Millwood Mennonite Church on July 31. Both the funeral and memorial services were in charge of LeRoy Stoltzfus and Reuben Stoltzfus. Texts: Mark 10:14; Job 1:21.
Burkholder. -- Anna Grace, daughter of the late Daniel P. and Hettie (Rohrer) Showalter, was born Oct. 18, 1884; departed from this life Aug. 9, 1949; aged 64 y. 9 m. 20 d. On Feb. 20, 1907, she was married to Oliver Atlee Burkholder, who preceded her in death on July 24, 1937. She was a faithful member of the Old Order Mennonite Church from girlhood until death. Surviving are 5 sons and 4 daughters (Roy D., John S., Daniel S., Paul M., Henry L., Esther - Mrs. Rhodes Landes, Mary - Mrs. R. D. Rhodes, Jr., Nellie - Mrs. Ward B. Landes, Frances - Mrs. Mark Eberly, all of Dayton, Va.), 28 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and a large number of other relatives and close friends. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, near Dayton, Va. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Christophel. -- Sarah Jane, daughter of the late John N. and Elizabeth (Reed) Christophel, was born Sept. 13, 1865, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died Aug. 6, 1949; aged 83 y. 10 m. 24 d. She was the last surviving member of a family of ten and is survived by 7 nephews and 6 nieces. She was a lifelong resident of Elkhart Co., and for over seven years had made her home with her nephew (Elmer Christophel, Goshen, Ind.). There she suffered a stroke of paralysis on Aug. 1. Early in life she became a Christian and united with the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. She remained a faithful member of the church and gave years of devoted teaching. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church on Aug. 9, conducted by John H. Mosemann. Text: Ps. 116:1,2. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hostetler. -- Mary Edna, daughter of Simon and Fannie (Miller) Yoder, was born Sept. 2, 1880; passed away at the Goshen, Ind., Hospital, Sept. 6, 1949; aged 69 y. 4 d. Death was caused by multiple myeloma. On March 2, 1902, she was united in marriage to Edward W. Hostetler, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Glen, South Bend, Ind.; Mabel - Mrs. William Hostetler, Middlebury, Ind.; Arloine - Mrs. Leslie Schoomaker, Clifford, and Wilbur, Goshen, Ind.), 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob, Topeka, Ind.; and Albert, of California), 2 sisters (Mrs. Oscar Hostetler, Topeka, Ind.; and Mrs. Holly Bontrager, Shipshewana, Ind.). One great-grandson preceded her in death. In her youth she gave herself to the Lord and accepted the Mennonite Church as her place of fellowship, remaining faithful therein until death. She taught school for three years before her marriage and most of her married life she was a teacher in the Sunday school. Often on Sunday afternoons, in her later life, she visited shut-ins and talked over the Sunday-school lesson with them. She and her husband attended the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church for thirty-eight years. Five years ago they moved to Goshen and transferred their membership to the North Goshen congregation. She was a faithful wife and a good mother. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Church, in charge of J. C. Wenger and Ira S. Johns. Text: Heb. 11:13. Interment was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Yedica. -- Henry B., son of the late Fred and Caroline (Baer) Yedica, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1898; departed from this life at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, after eleven weeks of illness, July 18, 1949; aged 50 y. 11 m. 6 d. On Jan. 17, 1918, he was united in marriage to Lillie Nofziger, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters and one son (Martha - Mrs. Louis Costell, Dorothy - Mrs. Louis Boynton, Louella - Mrs. Roger Alexander, Kenneth, Anna Rose - Mrs. Chauncey Beck, Pauline, and Shirley, at home), 6 grandchildren, one sister (Mary - Mrs. Oscar Beck), and a large number of other relatives and friends. One son (Henry, Jr.) preceded him in death. In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, of which he was a member until death. His parting words were: "Children, I am going to leave you now. I am going to heaven. Will you promise to meet me there? Good-bye." Funeral services were held at the Central Church, near Archbold, in charge of Jesse Short and P. L. Frey.
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