Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1950

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 40 - October 3, 1950 ---- page 990.

Bender. --- Katie S., daughter of the late Noah M. and Annie (Schwartzentruber) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., near Tavistock, Ont., July 5, 1891; passed away June 8, 1950; aged 58 y. 11 m. 3 d. In her early youth she recognized her need and accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour, remaining true and faithful until death. She was a member of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church. On Sept. 11, 1913, she was united in matrimony with Christian Bender, of East Zorra. Besides her husband, she leaves 3 sons (Orie, Harold and Ross), one daughter (Leone-Mrs. Lloyd Bender), 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Nancy-Mrs. Chris Yantzi, Mary-Mrs. Joseph Baechler, and Fanny-Mrs. Amos Birkey), 4 brothers (John Bender, Joseph Yantzi, Aaron Yantzi, and John Yantzi), and a number of other relatives and friends. Their eldest child (Walter) died in February 1945. Funeral services were held at the Ross Bender home, East Zorra, and at the East Zorra Sixteenth Line Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Henry Yantzi preached the funeral sermon.

Birely. --- Sadie Ruth (Mills) Bireley, passed away Sept. 17, 1950; aged 55 y. Surviving are her husband (Ora), 4 sons (Samuel, Huntertown, Ind.; John. Leo, Ind.; Thomas and James, Ft. Wayne, Ind.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Ruth Hilker, Rome City, Ind.; Mrs. Lois Winkleman, Beaumont, Calif.; Mrs. Miriam Kumfer, of Ft. Wayne), 2 brothers (Joseph Mills, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and Louis Mills, of California), 3 sisters (Mrs. Russell May and Mrs. Steward Morgan, of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Zora Herr, Grand Rapids, Mich.), and 10 grandchildren. In February she suffered a stroke of apoplexy which caused a great deal of suffering. During these months she often expressed peace with God and a readiness to meet her Lord, but she also desired to get well and care for her home and family. She was for many years a faithful member of the Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mission and was active in Sunday-school work until the last few years, when her health was not good. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, in Ft. Wayne on Sept. 20, in charge of Allen Ebersole, D. A. Yoder preached the sermon, from Psalm 23, and William Eddy, of the Church of God, a neighbor to the Birelys in Leo, read the Scripture and led in prayer. Burial was made in the Leo Cemetery.

Bowman. --- Henry S., son of the late Moses C. and Lydia (Schantz) Bowman, was born Dec. 8, 1880, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; passed away at the K-W Hospital, Waterloo, Ont.; Sept. 12, 1950; aged 69 y. 9 m. 4 d. On Dec. 12, 1906, he was married to Lydia Ann Weber at Guernsey, Sask, who died Jan. 23, 1937. Surviving are 3 children (Walter, Mervin, and Edna), 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Edwin and Moses), and one sister (Melinda). Three children (Norman, Clare, and Paul), and one brother (Alvah) predeceased him. He was a faithful Christian and interested in the church. He was always willing to serve in a humble way, and was a regular attendant and member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, Waterloo, Ont., conducted by Clare Shantz and J. B. Martin.

Classen. --- Daniel J., son of John L. and Mary (Reimer) Classen, was born in Meade, Kans., Sept. 25, 1922; died in the Kern Co., Hospital at Bakersfield, Calif., June 6, 1950; aged 27 y. 8 m. 11 d. He died a few hours after a runaway truck hit the car he was driving about thirty-five miles south of Bakersfield, on the way to Los Angeles. His wife was also injured in the accident. On Aug. 20, 1948, he was married to Alice Leichty, of Albany, Oreg. He is survived by his widow, his parents, 3 brothers (Dave, Meade, Kans.; Andrew, Hillsboro, Kans.; Jonas, in his second term of relief work in France), 2 sisters (Nettie-Mrs. Clarence Hooley, North Lawrence, Ohio, and Selma, Hillsboro, Kans.), 2 grandmothers (Mrs. J. M. Classen and Mrs. K. B. Reimer, of Meade Kans.), and many other relatives and friends. At the time of his death he was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church near Albany, Oreg. He accepted Christ as his Saviour while attending Meade Bible School and was baptized in his youth at the Kleine Gemeinde Mennonite Church at Meade, Kans. He attended Meade Bible School, Tabor College, Goshen College, and graduated from Bethel College in 1949. While attending these various church schools he enjoyed the fellowship of churches in the respective communities, especially that of the Gnadenau Church at Hillsboro, Kans., and the Eighth Street Mennonite in Goshen, Ind., in both of which he held membership while he was there. He taught Sunday-school classes and was always interested in being of service to the community as well as to the church. Just preceding his two and one-half years in C. P. S. at Ft. Collins, Colo., Macedonia, Ohio, and Marlboro, N. J., he experienced a very severe illness from which his doctors did not expect him to recover. He repeatedly praised God for enabling him to continue to serve his Master. The last winter he and his wife taught the Conner Public School, which he considered a challenging avenue of Christian service. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Mennonite Church, near Albany, Oreg., June 11, in charge of N. M. Birky. Further services were held at Meade, Kans., where interment was made in the Emmanuel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gusler. --- Clare Everett came to bless the home of Basil and Fern Gusler at Fairview, Mich., on Nov. 7, 1945; departed from this life Sept. 8, 1950; aged 4 y. 10 m. 1 d. Those who will miss him most are his parents, 3 brothers (Owen, Nelson, and Donald), 3 grandparents (Mrs. Amelia Gusler and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Handrich), and many other relatives and friends. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery, with funeral services at the Fairview Mennonite Church in charge of Harvey Handrich and Menno Esch.

Hochstetler. --- Joseph J., son of John C. and Sarah J. Hochstetler, was born Dec. 21, 1924; passed to his eternal reward Sept. 3, 1950; aged 25 y. 8 m. 12 d. Death came suddenly as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. He leaves his parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters (Cornelius, Bareville, Pa.; Levi, Bremen, Ind.; Menno and Mose, at home; Mrs. Lewis Hershberger, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Joni Hershberger, Topeka, Ind.; Mrs. Mose Troyer, Millersburg, Ind.; and Mrs. Henry Mast, Etna Green, Ind.), one grandfather at Portland, Ind., and many friends. On Oct. 25, 1942, he was baptized and became a member of the Burkholder congregation near Nappanee . On Feb. 20, 1949, he joined the North Coshen Mennonite Church, where he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held with the Burkholder congregation near Nappanee, in charge of Russell Krabill, Sept. 5.

Hunsberger. --- Magdalena, daughter of the late Abraham and Elizabeth (Sherk) Hunsberger, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Dec. 21, 1875; died Sept. 13, 1950, after a lengthy illness; aged 74 y. 8 m. 22 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained a faithful member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church until death, always showing her desire for worship in the house of the Lord. Surviving are 3 brothers (Moses and Abraham, Bridgeport, Ont.; Noah, St. Jacobs, Ont.), and 2 sisters (Mary Ann, Preston, Ont.; and Elmina-Mrs. Jacob Brubacher, Kitchener, Ont.). Five brothers (David, John, Enos, Menno, and Ira), and one sister (Lydia-Mrs. Ezra Shantz) preceded her. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church in Waterloo, conducted by Clare Shantz and J. R. Martin.

Nolt. ­ Fannie M., daughter of the late Elias and Magdalena (Martin) Nolt, was born in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., April 4, 1867; passed away July 7, 1950, at the home of Mrs. Lucetta Nolt, New Holland, Pa., after a brief illness; aged 83 y. 3 m. 3 d. She was the last of her immediate family. Surviving are a niece and 2 nephews. She was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held on July 10 at the Esbenshade Funeral Parlor and at the Groffdale Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Swartzentruber. --- Christian M., son of Katie (Moser) Swartzentruber, and the late John B. Swartzentruber, was born at Wellesley, Ont., Dec. 24, 1905; died Aug. 10, 1950; aged 44 y. 7 m. 16 d. Death was caused by an accident at the Harrisville yard of the St. Regis Paper Co., when he was caught between two freight cars at his work as brakeman on the New York Central Railroad. He was married Aug. 19, 1933, to Hilda Gillen. Surviving are his wife, one son (David), his mother, 2 brothers (John and Abner, of Lowville, N. Y.), 3 sisters (Sarah-Mrs. Aaron Widrick, Lowville; Mary-Mrs. Clinton Tanner, Croghan, N. Y. ; and Esther-Mrs. Vernon Zehr, Castorland, N.Y.), and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 13, at the home of Abner Swartzentruber by Elias Zehr and at the Danville Church by Chris Streicher, of Wellesley, Ont., and Lloyd Boshart. Burial was made in the Croghan Church Cemetery.

Yoder. --- Samuel D., son of David D. and Fannie (Miller) Yoder, was born at Inman, McPherson Co., Kans., March 22, 1884; passed away at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Lamar, Colo., Aug. 31, 1950, after a lingering illness of several years; aged 66 y. 5 m. 9 d. On March 21, 1906, he was united in marriage to Anna Dowalter, of Holmes Co., Ohio. To this union were born 13 children (Esther-Mrs. Ed Pankoke, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; Archie, Missoula, Mont.; David D., Fisher, Ill.; Minnie-Mrs. Herman Pankoke, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; Florence-Mrs. Ray Dunn, Lamar, Colo.; Irene-Mrs. Merle Wing, Norwood, Colo.; Inez-Mrs. Delbert Winkler, Monte Vista, Colo.; Carl, Limon, Colo; Viola-Mrs. Floyd Welton, Limon, Colo.; Marvin, John, and Wallace, Lamar, Colo.). Surviving are his companion, 13 children, 32 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted by Allen Erb, of La Junta, Colo., and Val Swartzendruber, of Limon, Colo., at the Kirkpartick-Duggan Funeral Home of Lamar. Interment was made in the Fairmont Cemetery of Lamar.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 41 - October 10, 1950 --- page 1014

Burkholder. --- Joseph Anthony, son of the late Abraham and Nancy (Weaver) Burkholder, was born at Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 6, 1882; passed away suddenly from a heart attack, at his home in North Lima, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1950; aged 68 y. 8 m. 5 d. For the last several years he had been suffering from a weak heart but was able to be about and conduct his business most of the time. On May 13, 1903, he was united in marriage to Fanny B. Showalter, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Harry C., Youngstown, Ohio; Joseph A. Jr., Leetonia, Ohio; Elizabeth-Mrs. Melvin Hostetler, Orrville, Ohio; and Nancy and Frances, at home), 5 brothers (John D., Weyers, Cave, Va.; Emanuel and Amos, Harrisonburg, Va.; Rueben and Perry, Waynesboro, Va.), and a sister (Mrs. Leon Davis, Salem, Ohio). Three children (Mary Ethel-Mrs. Lloyd Martin, Dee Howard and Wilmer) preceded him in death. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church at Harrisonburg, Va., later transferring his membership to the North Lima, Ohio, Mennonite Church, where he remained a faithful member until death. He was a liberal giver and attended church services regularly. In his younger years he served as church and Sunday-school chorister and sang in quartets and choruses. Funeral services were held at the North Lima Church Sept. 13, in charge of David C. Steiner, assisted by A. J. Steiner, Harold Bauman, and C. Wayne Balyat. Interment was made in the Midway Cemetery.

Craig. --- Alvin Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Craig, Sr., Homeworth, Ohio, was born in Freeport, Pa., Dec. 28, 1920; died at the Alliance, Ohio, City Hospital Sept. 22, 1950; aged 29 y. 8 m. 24 d. Death resulted from a rheumatic heart condition. When he was fourteen years old his parents moved to Ohio. At the age of seventeen he united with the church of God. In 1945 he transferred his membership to the Beech Mennonite Church near Louisville, Ohio, where he continued faithfully in fellowship until his departure. On Aug. 22, 1943, he was united in marriage to Naomi Conrad, of the Louisville vicinity. To this union was born one daughter (Karen Sue). Surviving are his companion, and daughter, his parents, 2 brothers (William and David, both of Beloit, Ohio), a sister (Mrs. Izetta Murphy, Alliance, Ohio), 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Blanche Craig, Alliance, Ohio, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hildebrand, Brackenridge, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. He was a kind affectionate husband and father and a good neighbor, very sympathetic and ready to help those in need. He had a strong faith in the saving power of his Lord and freely gave testimony thereof. Funeral services were held at the Beech Church, with O. N. Johns in charge, assisted by J. A. Overholt, of Alliance. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Eash. --- Clara, daughter of Joseph and Anna Weaver, was born in Goshen, Ind., Aug. 12, 1869; died of a lingering illness May 26, 1950; aged 80 y. 9 m. 14 d. In her days she accepted Christ and became a faithful and devoted worker in the Mennonite Church. At the age of eighteen she went to Orrville, Ohio, to live with an uncle and aunt (Mr. and Mrs. David Furrer), where she remained until her return to Indian in 1919. On Nov. 14, 1920, she was united in marriage to J. J. Eash, of Goshen, Ind., who preceded her in death by nearly sixteen years. She leaves 2 sisters (Mrs. Nancy Cover, of Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Emma Sarver, White Cloud, Mich.), 4 stepchildren (Mrs. Harry Shull, of Michigan; Mrs. Katherine Kinzer, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Wilbur Ellsworth, Elkhart, Ind.; Glen Eash, Lagrange, Ind.), and a large number of nieces and nephews and many friends. One brother (Joseph H. Weaver) followed her in death in a short time. Funeral services were conducted at the Brick Mennonite Church, near Goshen, by Wilbur Yoder. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. Text: Eccl. 7: 1.

Gingerich. --- Joseph G., son of George D. and Mary (Shetler) Gingerich, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Nov. 3, 1880; died at his home in Kalona, Iowa, Sept. 12, 1950; aged 69 y. 10 m. 9 d. He was baptized by Bishop Peter Kinsinger on Nov. 24, 1898, and became an ardent supporter of the work of the Lord as a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. This was manifested even when he could no longer attend services by expressions of concern and interest for the welfare of his people and the fundamentals of the Christian faith. For many years he served faithfully on the publication board of the church paper, "Herald der Wahrheit," and in this he put no small amount of effort, introducing, establishing and fostering its interest. On Dec. 7, 1905, he was married to Savilla Miller. To this union 6 children were born. His companion and 3 children (George, Barbara Ellen, and an infant daughter) preceded him in death, his companion on April 6, 1948. Two brothers (Menno and Simon) also receded him. Surviving are 3 children (Willis W., Cora Delilah, and Velma-Mrs. Harvey Miller, all of Kalona, Iowa), 3 brothers (Jeff G., Dan G., and Ben G.), one sister (Anna-Mrs. Eli L. Miller, of Kalona), 6 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. On Oct. 19, 1948, he was injured by a fall from a ladder while engaged in electrical work, leaving him an invalid despite several operations. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 15 at the home be Morris Swartzendruber and at the Fairview Church by Albert S. Miller and Elmer G. Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery. Texts: Ps. 103; John 14; Matt 24: 42, 44.

Habecker. --- John Charles, son of the late Joseph K. and Esther (Charles) Habecker, was born Jan. 19, 1862, at the family homestead near Mountville, Pa.; passed away at his home near Washington Boro, Pa., July 20, 1950; aged 88 y. 6 m. 1 d. Death was caused by a heart condition, from which he had suffered for a number of years. On May 1, 1906, he was united in marriage to Mattie E. Haverstick, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Esther M., widow of Jonas Z. Longenecker), 2 granddaughters and 3 brothers (Jacob C., Mountville, Pa.; Charles C., Kreadyville, Pa.; Harry C., Millersville, Pa.). He was a member of the Habecker Mennonite Church for many years, serving as a trustee until his health caused him to resign. He had a great love for the house of God and attended services many times when he was scarcely able. His good, sound advice will be missed. Funeral services were held July 23, at the late home and at the Habecker Church, with Christian K. Lehman and Christian B. Charles in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Wagler. --- Dorcas, daughter of Enos and Catherine (Overholt) Wagler, was born at Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1950; on Sept. 17, 1950, two days later it pleased the heavenly Father to call her unto Himself. She has left her parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters (John, Philip, Mark, Paul, Marjorie, Miriam. Lois, Rhoda, and Karen, all at home), a foster sister (Jean-Mrs. Lester Hershberger), 2 nephews, a grandfather and stepgrandmother (Mr. and Mrs. Eli Wagler, Montgomery, Ind.), a grandmother (Mrs. Hannah Overholt, Uniontown, Ohio), 9 uncles, 7 aunts and a large number of cousins. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of John Bender, with further services at the grave, conducted by Simon Coblentz. Texts: Mark 10: 14-16; Job 1: 21.

Weaver. --- Samuel R., son of the late Josiah and Mary (Reiff) Weaver, was born Aug. 2, 1871; departed from this life Sept. 1, 1950; aged 79 y. 29 d. His health was comparatively good until about eight weeks before his death. On Sept. 11, 1892, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Z. Good, who preceded him in death June 1, 1950. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. One infant son (Enos) and a daughter (Mamie-Mrs. Aaron M. Martin) predeceased their parents. Surviving are 4 children (Aaron G., Manheim, Pa.; Harvey G., Swarthmore, Pa.; Amanda-Mrs. Lloyd S. Sensenig, Leola, Pa.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Paul N. Sauder, New Holland, Pa.), 20 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a brother (John L. Weaver, Lancaster, Pa.). He was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church and taught a Sunday-school class for many years. He spent much time in reading. Funeral services were held Sept. 4 at the Clayton Overly Funeral Home, Monterey, Pa., in charge of Eli Sauder, and at the Groffdale Church, in charge of John S. Martin and Mahlon Witmer. Texts: Rom. 8: 28; Ps. 116: 15. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Weber. --- Susan, daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Longenecker) Good, was born Feb. 9, 1900; passed away at her home, near Adamstown, Pa., Sept. 15, 1950; aged 50 y. 7 m. 6 d. Death resulted from a stroke. She was married twice. Her first husband (Raymond Youndt) died twenty years ago. On March 22, 1934, she was married to Edwin Weber, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children (Carl and Melvin Youndt, Adamstown, Pa.; Clair Youndt, Reinholds, Pa.; Leon Youndt, Lancaster, Pa.; Hazel-Mrs. Paul Martin, Lela-Mrs. Henry Horning, Denver, Pa.; Erla Youndt, Lillian, Samuel, Richard, Harriet, and Ruth Ann Weber, at home), 3 stepchildren (Grace-Mrs. Irvin Horning, East Earl, Pa.; George Weber, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Irene Weber, at home), 16 grandchildren, 6 brothers and 3 sisters (Harry , Wayne, Amos, George, Samuel, John, and Emma Good, Mrs. Ellen Hirneisen, and Annie-Mrs. Milton Hoover). She was a faithful member of the Gehman Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Mellinger Funeral Home by Moses Gehman and at the Bowmansville, Pa., Mennonite Church by J. Paul Graybill and Benjamin Weaver. Text: Job 17: 11. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery with Howard Z. Good, officiating.

Yoder. --- Elizabeth, daughter of the late Christian and Anna (Swartz) Neuhouser, was born in Allen Co., Ind., July 9, 1864; died at the home of her son (Levi) near Grabill, Ind., Aug. 1, 1950; aged 86 y. 23 d. On Jan. 9, 1886, she was united in marriage to Christ Yoder, who passed away March 9, 1944. To this union were born 5 children (Matilda-Mrs. Noah Brandenberger, Goshen, Ind.; Levi C., Grabill, Ind.; Bertha-Mrs. Fred Lantz, Goshen, Ind.; Lucinda, Grabill; Leonard, Goshen), all of whom survives. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Jonas Schlatter, Katie Lederman, Sarah-Mrs. John Leichty, Leah Smead), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Two grandchildren preceded her in death. She was one of a family of thirteen children. As a young woman she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a charter member of the Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind. She became an invalid Oct. 22, 1948, when she suffered a stroke. Funeral services were held at the home Aug. 4, by Ben Graber and at the Leo Church by S. J. Miller, pastor. Text: I Thess. 4:13, 14. Interment was made in the Leo Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 42 - October 17, 1950 ----- page 1038, 1039

Bauman. --- Moses S., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bauman, was born Aug. 16, 1863; died Sept. 4, 1950, at the home of his son (Titus) after a nine-month illness; aged 87 y. 19 d. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was married to Lydia Bearinger, who preceded him in death in 1923. Of the 13 children born to this union, one predeceased him. Surviving are 7 sons (Titus, Manasseh, Osiah, Moses, Sylvester, Ian and Eli), 5 daughters (Rebecca-Mrs. Anson Gingrich, Hannah-Mrs. Elias Wideman, Lydia-Mrs. Joshua Brubacher, Irene-Mrs. Ivan Shantz, and Phyanna), 62 grandchildren, and 83 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Elmira Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Elmira Church, with Oliver D. Snider and Reuben Dettwiler in charge. Texts: IICor. 5; Heb. 9. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Brubaker. --- Elizabeth, daughter of the late Henry and Barbara (Gingerich) Lauver, was born Aug. 3, 1867; died at her home Sept. 2, 1950; aged 83 y. 29 d. She was united in marriage to John H. Brubaker Sept. 3, 1895. To this union were born 3 sons and 5 daughters. One son, 2 daughters, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters predeceased her. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (George, Christiana, Pa.; and Marlin, Duchess, Alta.), 3 daughters (Phoebe, Carrie-Mrs. Daniel Burkholder and Edna, all of Duchess, Alta.), 5 brothers (Jacob, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa.; Henry, Lititz, Pa.; Foster, Ephrata, Pa.; Milton, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa.; and William, Duchess, Alta.), 13 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She moved with her husband and family from Mechanicsburg, Pa., to Duchess, Alta., in March, 1916. She was one of the oldest remaining settlers of the Eastern Irrigation district, being one of the pioneers who settled under the Canadian Pacific Railway immigration. She united with the Susquehanna Mennonite Church near Richfield, Pa., about 1896, later transferring her membership to Slate Hill, Pa., and then to Duchess, Alta., where she was one of the charter members of the Duchess Mennonite Church. Although not confined to her bed, she was becoming feeble and passed away in her own home. She was kindly and carefully cared for by her daughters and son-in-law. She always manifested a helpful and Christian spirit which endeared her to the hearts of all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the Duchess Mennonite Church, with M.D. Stutzman, of Kingman, Alta., in charge. Interment was made in the Duchess Cemetery.

Burkholder. --- Simon D., son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Smucker) Burkholder, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 26, 1863; passed from this life at his home near Smithville, Ohio, Sept. 26, 1950; aged 87 y. He was one of a family of nine children, only three of whom grew to maturity. On Jan. 20, 1887, he was united in marriage to Emma Musser, of Orrville, Ohio. Three of the eight children born to this union passed away early in life. On April 12, 1902, his wife was taken in death. He was married to Salina Byler, of Topeka, Ind., Dec. 6, 1905, and to this union were born 2 sons and one daughter. July 14, 1939, he witnessed the passing away of his second companion. Surviving are 3 sons (Roy and Ray, of Orrville, Ohio, and Guy, Smithville, Ohio), 4 daughters (Mrs. Adam Horner, Smithville; Mrs. Raymond Hartzler, Bloomington, Ill.; Mrs. Grace Lehman, Orrville; and Zora, at home), 23 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Besides his two companions and 3 young children, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Noah and Amos), 2 grandchildren, and one son (Allen). In early life he accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, which relationship he faithfully maintained until death, having served a number of terms as church trustee and as trustee of the cemetery. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church Sept. 29, in charge of V. M. Gerig and Gerald C. Studer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Farmwald --- Daniel J., son of the late Jacob J. and Sarah (Miller) Farmwald, was born July 30, 1906, near Plain City, Oho; died Aug. 20, 1950, at his home about four miles from his birthplace; aged 44 y. 21 d. Death was caused by heart disease. He was united in marriage May 12, 1925, to Emma Miller. Besides his companion he leaves 2 sons (Alfred and Mylo, at home), 5 daughters (Freda-Mrs. Pete Whitmer, Frances-Mrs. Vernon Yutzy, Sarah, Katie, and Mary Leona, at home), 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 7 sisters, 3 uncles, 2 aunts, and a large number of other relatives and friends, especially children. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church. In 1938 he transferred his membership to the Conservative A. M. Church, of which he was a member until death. Funeral services were conducted in German by John B. Yoder at the house, at the United Bethel Church by Enos Yoder, Harry Stutzman, and Andrew Farmwald. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

King. --- Elizabeth, daughter of the late Absalom and Barbara (Shrock) Miller, was born Aug. 6, 1867; died at her home, Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 25, 1950; aged 83 y. 1 m. 19 d. She was a member of the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, near Kokomo, from her youth. She was married on March 16, 1886, to Noah W. King, who served for many years as the deacon of the Howard-Miami Church, and who preceded her in death in 1935. Surviving are 6 children (Beulah Mast, Willard, Susie Baldwin, Kathryn Sheridan, Ima Lesher, and Ralph), 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 28 at the Howard-Miami Church, in charge of A. G. Horner and Robert Gingery, a Methodist minister married to her granddaughter. Burial was made in the Shrock Cemetery close by.

Lauber. --- Joseph, son of Benjamin and Phoebe (Stauffer) Lauber, was born near Milford, Nebr., March 8, 1903; passed away suddenly from a heart attack Sept. 21, 1950, while in the harvest field near Tofield, Alta.; aged 47 y. 6 m. 13 d. He was united in marriage to Martha Wideman April 14, 1933. To this union were born 6 sons and one daughter (Leo George, a student at Hesston, Kans., who was called home; William Joseph, Benjamin Dwayne, Calvin James, Murray Leroy, Bryan Grant, and Phyllis Marie). At the age of seven he moved with his parents from Nebraska to the Tofield district, where he resided the rest of his life. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and became a member of the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield. About two years ago, feeling his Christian life was not what it should be, he renewed his vows to be true to the Lord. Preceding him in death were his father, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Surviving are his loving wife, his 7 children, his mother, 4 brother and 5 sisters (Adeline-Mrs. Joe Burkholder, Mary-Mrs. John Zook, Barbara, Mersede, Calif., Louis, Irvin, and Ada-Mrs. Fred Hostetler, Katie, Harold, and Clarence), and a large number of other relatives and friends. He had a very pleasant personality and always took time to speak to folks he met. Funeral services were in charge of J. B. Stauffer, Tofield, Alta., and Stanley Shantz, Guernsey, Sask. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Leaman. --- Amelia M., daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Long) Walter, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 21, 1880; died Sept. 19, 1950, in the Lancaster General Hospital, after an illness of two months; aged 70 y. 28 d. As a young woman she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa. Surviving are her husband (George H. Leaman), 8 children (Anna E., George W., John W., Mary C.---Mrs. Joe A. Myers, Ada W., Samuel W., Myrtle, V., and Irene M.), 6 grandsons, and a brother (Charles Walter). Two sons (Harry and Lester) predeceased her. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 22 at the Herr Funeral Home, Lampeter, and at the East Chestnut Street Church. Burial was made in the Mellinger Cemetery.

Lehman. --- Joyce and Joanne, twin daughters of Clair and Anna (Burkhart) Lehman, were born Sept. 25, 1950; after several hours they died. Surviving are their parents, a brother (David), and 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Burkhart, Orrville, Ohio; and Mr. and Mrs.David P. Lehman, Kidron, Ohio). Graveside services were held Sept 26 at the Kidron Mennonite Cemetery, Dalton, Ohio, with Reuben Hofstetter and Allen Bixler officiating.

Mast. --- Samuel D., son of David and Nancy (Livengood) Mast, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, March 7, 1865; died at the home of a daughter at Gas City, Ind., Sept. 12, 1950; aged 85 y. 6 m. 5 d. On Nov. 24, 1887, he was united in marriage to Lydia Sproal, who preceded him in death in 1922. Surviving are 8 children (Bert, Silas, Laura Birkey, Meldo, Virgil, Anna Linn, Elsie Swartzendruber, and Wilma Druley) and 33 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his immediate family there are 2 brothers and 4 sisters living. He became a member of the Mennonite Church near Kokomo, Ind., later transferring his membership to Hopedale, Ill. Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at the Howard-Miami Church, near Kokomo, in charge of A. G. Horner. Burial was made in the Shrock Cemetery.

Springer. --- Peter, son of Valentine and Marie (Esch) Springer, was born in St. Medard, Alsace-Lorraine, April 24, 1873; passed to his reward Sept. 8, 1950; aged 77 y. 4 m. 13 d. When he was sixteen years old, he came to America with his brother (Andrew) and made his home near Metamora, Ill. On Feb. 15, 1900, he was united in marriage to Emma Esch, of Washington, Ill. To this union were born 2 sons (Alvin and Raymond, of Metamora), and 2 daughters (Alvina and Mrs. Martha Neumann, also of Metamora). Surviving are his widow, 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Joseph, Eureka, Ill.; Valentine, Fisher, Ill.; and Ben, Washington, Ill.). His parents, 2 brothers (John and Andrew), and one sister (Mary) preceded him in death. In his early youth he accepted Christ and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church the remainder of his life. He was quite a successful farmer, having retired twelve years ago. A lover of nature, he spent many hours out of doors. Birds and animals learned to trust him as their friends. Because of his honest friendliness, he gained the respect and friendship of all who knew him. Among his most valued friends were the small children in his neighborhood, with whom he spent many happy hours. Funeral services were in charge of H. R. Schertz.

Weaver. --- Mary A., daughter of the late Jacob W. and Magdalena (Auker) Weaver, was born near Martindale, Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 7, 1882; passed away May 30, 1950, at the home of her brother (John A.) near New Holland, Pa., where she resided; aged 67 y. 7 m. 23 d. Death followed a six-month illness caused by a heart condition. Surviving are 3 brothers (Michael A., John A., and Levi A., New Holland, Pa.), her stepmother (Mrs. Maggie A. Weaver, Ephrata, Pa.), and a number of nieces and nephews. At the age of seventeen she was very sick with spinal meningitis, which impaired her hearing and left her one side paralyzed. She was a member of the Pike Mennonite Church near Hinkletown, Pa. In her last illness she was very contented. Funeral services were held at the home of her brother (John A.) June 2, and at the Pike Mennonite Church by Peter L. Weaver and Weaver W. Zimmerman. Texts: Acts 10: 34, 35; Ps. 32: 1, 2. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Weaver. --- Mary Catherine, daughter of W. Banks and Anna Weaver, of Mifflintown, Pa., was born July 11, 1925; died Aug. 31, 1950; aged 25 y. 1 m. 20 d. Surviving are her parents, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters (John and Samuel, twins, of Mifflinburg, Pa.; David, Anna, Daniel, and Ruth, all of Mifflintown, Pa.). Two sisters (Elizabeth and Rebecca) preceded her in death. She had poor eyesight and suffered from Bright's disease. However, she was able to be about most of the time. Of a sympathetic disposition and thoughtful, she made scrapbooks and other things to give to other afflicted persons. At an early age she united with the Mennonite Church and was an interested member. She had many friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church Sept. 3, conducted by Donald Lauver and W. W. Graybill. Text: I John 4: 8. Burial was made in the Delaware Cemetery.

Yoder. ---Christian J., son of Jacob Y. and Veronica (Slabaugh) Yoder, was born near Meyersdale, Pa., Sept. 5, 1864; departed from this life Aug. 5, 1950, near Grantsville, Md.; aged 85 y. 11 m. He died on the homestead where he had lived for forty-seven years. On May 1, 1898, he was united in marriage to Amanda J. Miller, who survives. To this union were born 6 sons and 5 daughters (Wilma-Mrs. Asa Maust, Accident, Md.; Anna-Mrs. Dorsey Wisseman, North Fork, Calif.; Ernest, Salisbury, Pa.; John, who died in infancy; Norman, Norfolk, Va.; Amelia, at home; William, Middlebury, Ind.; Luella, at home; Ralph, who died in infancy; Allen, Grantsville, Md.; Mary, at home). Surviving besides his wife and 9 children are 32 grandchildren, one brother (Jost, Kalona, Iowa). Four grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which communion he died. His death followed a fifteen-month illness, which he bore very patiently. He was the sixth generation from Jacob Yoder, who migrated in 1742 from Switzerland. Funeral services were conducted at the home by C. W. Bender and at the Maple Glen Church by Ivan J. Miller and Mark Peachey. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder. --- Isaac, son of C. P. and Lydia (King) Yoder, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, in 1864; was called from this life at the Wetzel Hospital in Clinton, Mo., Sept. 12, 1950; aged 86 y. He was one of a family of fifteen children. When he was very young he moved to Garden City, Mo., with his parents. There he made his home until 1891, when he went north. On Sept. 30, 1897, he was united in marriage to Ida J. Rice at Delton, Wis. To this union were born 4 children (two who died in infancy; Monty, who died at the age of five; and Sherman, of Camden, N.J.). The family moved to Camden Co., Mo., and after the death of his wife, he and his son returned to Garden City, where his son was cared for in the home of Chris Plank. In January, 1920, he was united in marriage to May Plank, of Garden City. To this union were born 4 children (one of who died in infancy: Wilbur, Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; Mrs. Gertrude Lee, Pea Ridge, Ark.; and Mrs. Lois Miller, Florence, Kans.). Surviving are his wife, 4 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Nancy Byler, Green Bay, Wis.; Mrs. Ida Morrell, Garden City, Mo.), 2 half sisters (Mrs. Emma Thomson, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Mattie Hooley, of Indiana), and other relatives and friends. He became a member of the Clearfork Mennonite Church at the age of seventeen, later joining the Sycamore Grove congregation. He remained a devoted and faithful member through the years. He spent most of his life farming. In 1934, he moved to Arkansas, returning to Garden City in November, 1946. A loving and considerate husband and father and a good neighbor, he will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church Sept. 15, in charge of Walter Davenport, assisted by S. S. and W. R. Hershberger. The body was laid to rest in the Clearfork Cemetery.

Yoder. --- Samuel J., son of Jacob S. and Lovina (Helmuth) Yoder, was born at Kokomo, Ind., Aug. 21, 1918; died Sept. 28, 1950; aged 32 y. 1 m. 7 d. He was united in marriage to Nettie Troyer Dec. 17, 1939. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters (Ruth Ella, Samuel, Jr., Miriam, Paul Sanford, Anita Carol, and Ernest Lee). Surviving are his wife, 6 children, his parents 3 brothers (John, Clarence, and Aden, all of Millersburg, Ohio), and 3 sisters (Anna, Hesston College; Elizabeth, Millersburg, Ohio; and Tillie, Scottdale, Pa.), and a large number of uncles, aunts, other relatives, and friends. His death, caused by a heart attack, came suddenly while he was attending an evening meeting at the Farmestown Mennonite Church near Millersburg, Ohio. He was a member of the Farmestown Church and was serving as Sunday-school superintendent at the time of his death. He became a Christian at the age of eighteen and joined the Conservative A.M. Church at Berlin, Ohio. When his parents and brothers and sisters moved to Ohio and became member of the Farmerstown Church, he and his family also transferred their membership there. He participated actively and conscientiously in the work of the church, regardless of his assignment---even to the last moment of life. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents by Moses Swartzendruber and at the Walnut Creek Church by Paul R. Miller and Omar Troyer. Interment was made in the Walnut Creek Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 43 - October 24, 1950 ----- page 1062

Book. ---- Martin B., son of the late Samuel and Mary Ann Book, was born in New Providence, Lancaster Co., Pa., March 20, 1861; passed away at the Community General Hospital, Sterling, Ill., Oct. 6, 1950; aged 89 y. 6 m. 7d. In 1883 he moved to Sterling where he worked as a farm hand for several years. On Sept. 7, 1886, he was united in marriage to Eliza Jane Detweiler, who passed away June 21, 1942, following an automobile accident. Surviving are 5 children (Mrs. Enos Nunemaker, Sterling, Ill.; Oscar, also of Sterling; Park, Rock Ralls, Ill.; Mrs. Emmet Hartzler, West Liberty, Ohio; and Raymond, of Sterling.), 2 brothers (Samuel and Daniel, of Lancaster, Pa.), 18 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. In early married life he and his wife united with the Science Ridge Mennonite Church at Sterling, where he took an active part in the affairs of the church. For a number of years he served as a trustee. Funeral services were in charge of A. C. Good. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.

Fenton. --- Adeline, daughter of the late Jonas and Amanda (Eby) Detwiler, was born in Kent Co., Mich., Sept. 9, 1866; passed away at her home in Hannibal, Mo., Sept. 21, 1950; aged 84 y. 12 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of seventeen and was a faithful member until death. Nov. 10, 1910, she was married to George Fenton. In their early married life they adopted 2 children. Her husband, one brother, 4 sisters, and on great-grandchild preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 children (Frank Netrol, Girard, Mich.; and Mrs. Mae Coleman, Hannibal, Mo.), 2 brothers (William E. Detwiler, Harper, Kans.; and Jonas A. Detwiler, Freeport, Ill.), 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the Pea Ridge Church, Sept. 24, in charge of Ira Buckwalter, assisted J.M. Yoder and H. R. Buckwalter. Her body was laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Good. --- Samuel G., son of the late John A. and Sallie (Gehman) Good, was born in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 23, 1865; died at his home in Bowmansville, Pa.; Sept. 20, 1950; aged 84 y. 9 m. 27 d. He passed away in his sleep; his body was found by a nephew (Wayne Shirk) who lived in the same house. His wife (Mabel Groff Good) died five years ago. Surviving are 4 sisters, and a brother (Mrs. Mary Ann Burkhart, Emma-Mrs. Abraham Shirk, Lizzie, Mrs. Sallie Musser, and Milton), and a number of nieces and nephews. For many years he ran a shoe repair shop in Bowmansville. He joined the Mennonite Church in 1911, when I. B. Good conducted the first series of revival meetings held at the Bowmansville Church. Funeral services were held at Bowmansville by Moses Gehman and Benjamin Weaver. Interment was made in the Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Bowmansville, Pa.

Honsaker. --- Leslie Christian Honsaker, was born at Masontown, Pa., Oct. 18, 1871; passed away at his home near Martinsburg, Pa., Sept. 23, 1950; aged 78 y. 11 m. 5 d. Early in life he united with the Mennonite Church at Masontown. Nearly forty years ago he moved to Martinsburg, where he continued as a faithful Sunday-school and church worker. He was married Aug. 12, 1897, to Iona Breakiron, of Masontown. Surviving are his wife, 4 children, (Clifford E., Inwood, W. Va.; Jay L., Schenectady, N.Y.; Mrs. Gladys Smith, Irvington, N. Y., and Mrs. Mabel Benson, at home), 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Lucan, and Charles, of Masontown; Ray, Chauncey, Mrs. Elizabeth Baumgardner and Mrs. Margaraet Metzler, all of Martinsburg). Funeral services were in charge of D. I. Stonerook and C. A. Grabill.

Hoover. --- Osborne, son of Anna Moyer and Moses Hoover, was born in Rainham Twp., near Selkirk, Ont., April 9, 1878; passed from this life at the Ontario Hospital, Hamilton, Sept. 22, 1950; aged 72 y. 5 m. 13 d. About two years ago he suffered a stroke, and his health was gradually failing. In 1913 he was converted; he served his Master in the Mennonite Church, where he was an efficient song leader, being a great lover of the hymns of the church. Twenty-two years ago he married Lavina Shuh, of Kitchener, Ont., who predeceased him April 19, 1947. He lived all his life on the home farm, near the church, until his health began to fail. Although no children were born to this marriage, his going is felt keenly, by the church, relatives, and neighbors. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at the Rainham Mennonite Church, conducted by A. L. Fretz and S. F. Coffman. Interment was made in the South Cayuga Cemetery.

Kauffman. --- Barbara L., daughter of Samuel B. and Lucinda (Beachy) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Jan. 3, 1882; passed away Oct. 2, 1950, at the Coil Convalescent Home, Goshen, Ind., to which she had been taken about a year ago; aged 68 y. 8 m. 29 d. Death was caused by a complication of ailments after an illness of two years. On Nov. 13, 1900, she was married to Benedict J. Kauffman, who preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1948. A son (Arthur L.) also preceded her on June 2, 1935. She became a member of the Mennonite Church early in life and remained faithful throughout life. With her husband and family she moved to the Goshen community in 1924 and affiliated with the College Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 sons (W. Paul, of Goshen and Rollin V., of New Castle, Ind.), 2 daughters (Emily-Mrs. Dana Christner, Lagrange, Ind.; and Dorothy-Mrs. Donald Beam, Palmyra, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, 6 brothers (Anson, Iowa City, Iowa; Chris S., Albany, Oreg.; Arthur C., Portland, Oreg.; Lloyd J., Keota, Iowa; Weldon, Wellman, Iowa; and George, Goshen, Ind.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Alvin Slagle, Goshen, Ind.; Alma, Iowa City, Iowa; Mrs. Herbert Beachy, Wellman, Iowa; Mrs. Paul Snyder, Kalona, Iowa; and Mrs. Ray Marner, Riverside, Iowa). Funeral services were conducted at the Goshen College Chapel Oct. 5 in charge of S. C. Yoder, assisted by John H. Mosemann, and Levi C. Hartzler. Interment was made in the Elkhart Prairie Cemetery south of Goshen, Ind. Text: Phil. 1: 21.

Rediger. --- Steven Lee, son of Dale and Lula (Runstad) Rediger, was born in the Hand Co., S. Dak., Hospital, Sept. 17, 1950; went to live with Jesus Sept.18, 1950; aged 1 d. Surviving are his parents, 4 grandparents (Mt. And Mrs. William Rediger and Mr. and Mrs. Lars Runstad), many uncles, aunts, and other relatives. Graveside funeral services in the Highmore Cemetery were in charge of Paul J. Glanzer.

Varns. ­ E. J. Varns was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 3, 1879; died at his home Aug. 22, 1950; aged 70 y. 11 m. 19 d. He was married to Mary D. Yoder Feb. 15, 1903. She died in November, 1919. They had lived in Somerset Co., Pa. On June 15, 1921, he was married to Eva Belle Yoder, of West Liberty, Ohio, who died Dec. 26, 1947. He was baptized on his confession of faith in Christ, while in Pennsylvania. In 1926, he and his wife moved to Holmes Co., and united with the Martins Creek congregation, where he served as Sunday-school superintendent for several years. In May, 1934, he was ordained deacon by O. N. Johns. Besides serving as deacon for more than sixteen years, he was also treasurer of the Ohio Conference, for about fourteen years. Two brothers (Russell and Willis) preceded him in death. He had a number of nieces and nephews and many friends, and will be missed by the church and community. Funeral services were held at the Martin Creek Church, with O. N. Johns, A. W. Miller, and S. W. Sommers officiating. Burial was made in the Berlin Community.

Witmer. --- S. Elizabeth, daughter of the late Eli and Elizabeth (Miller) Bachman, was born Sept. 17, 1860; passed away Sept. 18, 1950, at Lampeter, Pa.; aged 90 y. 1 d. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family and was the widow of J. Elam Witmer. Surviving are one son (Ross B.), one daughter (Mary Elizabeth-Mrs. H. Elvin Herr), 4 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One son (Willis E.) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. For many years frail in body, she earnestly taught her children and grandchildren of her Saviour. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Harnish at the home and by I. W. Royer, John Brenneman, Emory Herr at the Strasburg Mennonite Church.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 44 - Oct. 31, 1950 ----- page 1085, 1086.

Eberly. --- Amos S., son of the late John B. and Fannie (Schmuck) Eberly, was born in Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 4, 1887; died June 29, 1950; aged 62 y. 10 m. 25 d. He met instant death in a tractor accident on his farm in West Earl Twp. He was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church. On Jan. 6, 1910, he was united in marriage to Mary G. Nolt, who preceded him in death Feb. 18, 1950. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters (Leroy N., Leola, Pa.; Melvin N., New Holland, Pa.; Mary Ann, at home; Norman N., New Holland, Pa.; Alma N., at home; F. Viola-Mrs. Monroe Weber, Mohnton, Pa.). Surviving are these 6 children, 18 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Gideon S., Millersville, Pa.; Benjamin S., Lititz, Pa.; Casper S., Ephrata, Pa.; Wayne S., Lancaster, Pa.; and Milton S., Ephrata, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Katie-Mrs. Benjamin Mellinger, Lancaster, Pa.; and Mamie-Mrs. Charles Long, Lititz, Pa.). Two infant granddaughters preceded him in death. His advice and counsel will be missed by his family and many friends. Funeral services were held at the home on July 3 in charge of Amos Sauder and at the Groffdale Church in charge of Mahlon Witmer, Eli Sauder, and John S. Martin. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Martin. --- Barton S., son of the late David and Maria L. Martin, was born Feb. 27, 1884; passed away Sept. 21, 1950, at the Reading, Pa., Community Hospital; aged 66 y. 6 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Emma W. Zimmerman, who survives. Five of the 11 children born to this union preceded him in death. Surviving are 6 children (Eva-Mrs. Ivan M. Bowman, Ephrata, Pa.; Barbara, at home; Paul, Mohnton, Pa.; Luke, Ephrata, Pa.; Maria-Mrs. Mark Musser, Mohnton, Pa.; Nora, at home), his aged mother, 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Wayne S., Goodville, Pa.; David, Stowe, Pa.: Peter S., Union Grove, Pa.), and one sister (Leah-Mrs. Israel Brendle, Goodville, Pa.). He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church and taught a Sunday-school class for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the Bowmansville Church, with Paul Graybill and the home ministers officiating. Burial was made in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Naffziger. --- Mary N., daughter of John and Elizabeth Springer, was born May 25, 1862, near Hopedale, Tazewell Co., Ill.; passed away Oct. 13, 1950, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. John S. Birky) near Foosland, Ill.; aged 88 y. 4 m. 18 d. At the age of fourteen she received Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church at Hopedale, Ill., transferring when they moved in 1902 to a farm near Fisher. She remained a faithful member until death. On March 7, 1882, she was united in marriage to John W. Naffziger. To this union were born 9 children . Her husband, one daughter (Lena), 2 sons, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and on granddaughter, preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Alphia, Rockwell City, Iowa; Mrs. Elmira Oyer, Foosland, Ill.; Reuben, Pocahontas, Iowa; Mrs. Fannie Birky, Foosland, Ill.; Jesse, Foosland; Mrs. Leah Spring, Saybrook, Ill.), 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one brother (David V. Springer), and a large number of other relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving mother, much concerned about the spiritual welfare of her family and the church. Funeral services were conducted at the East Bend Mennonite Church Oct. 15, with Harold Zehr in charge, assisted by J. A. Heiser.

Roes. --- Anna Mae, daughter of Barbara (Wagler) and the late John R. Roes, was born at Millbank, Ont., April 1, 1931; passed away Sept. 28, 1950, at the home of her mother in Millbank; aged 19 y. 5 m. 27 d. Death was caused by Leukemia. Surviving are her mother, her grandmother (Mary-Mrs. Jacob Wagler), 2 sisters (May and Florence) and one brother (Lloyd), all at home. In 1946 she was received into the Wellesley A. M. Church by confession of her faith and water baptism later transferring her membership to the Riverdale A. M. Church at Millbank. She labored faithfully when called upon in Sunday school and young people's organizations. She was a lover of singer. Funeral services were held Oct. 1 at her home and at the Maple View A. M. Church, with Menno Zehr and Valentine Nafziger in charge.

Schrock. --- Magdalena M., daughter of Peter and Anna (Garber) Schrock, was born near Eureka, Ill. Aug. 20, 1885; died at the home of her niece (Mrs. Charles Cook), in Fisher, Ill., June 27, 1950; aged 64 y. 10 m. 7 d. At the age of nine she moved with her parents to the Fisher community, where she spent her entire life except for seven years, when she lived at Fairview Mich. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in youth, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful and consistent member until death. She leaves one brother (John) and one sister (Ella) both of Fisher, Ill., and many other relatives and friends. Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Church, with Harold Zehr in charge.

Stoltzfus. --- Leah, daughter of Samuel P. and Rachel (Lapp) Stoltzfus, was born near Gordonville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 9, 1947; died Oct. 10, 1950, of gastroenteritis, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 2 y. 10 m. 1 d. Besides her parents she leaves 4 sisters (Rebecca, Sarah, Emma, and Barbara), 4 grandparents (David Z. and Sarah Lapp, and Kore M. and Rebecca Stoltzfus), 4 great-grandparents (Christian L. and Leah Lapp, Samuel P. and Emma Smucker), and a number of uncles, aunts, and cousins. She was a kind and loving child and will be missed by her many friends. Funeral services were held at the home Oct. 12 by Amos Lapp and David Blank. Burial was made in the Myers Cemetery.

Yoder. --- John A., son of Ananias and Susan (Stutzman) Yoder was born Oct. 17, 1873, in Johnson Co., Iowa; passed away at his home Sept. 12, 1950; aged 76 y. 10 m. 25 d. He was a lifelong resident of the Parnell community. Death was caused by palsy and a heart ailment. As a young man he accepted the Lord Jesus as his Saviour and remained faithful until death. He was a member of the West Union Mennonite Church. On Dec. 15, 1897, he was united in marriage to Mary Martin. To this union were born 4 children (Emma-Mrs. Chris Burkholder, who passed away in 1944; Rolla J., Wellman, Iowa; Lottie-Mrs. Omer Marner, Kalona, Iowa; and Ernest, Parnell, Iowa). Surviving besides his 3 children are 3 brothers (Henry, Arthur, and Melvin), 2 sisters (Mrs. Samuel Fisher, and Mrs. John Martin), 16 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Death followed an illness of seven years, during which time he was bedfast. His courage and patience in bearing his affliction were an inspiration to those who cared for him and to those who visited him. Funeral services were held at the West Union Church with Paul R. Guengerich preaching the sermon and Amos Gingerich assisting. Burial was made in the West Union Cemetery.

Yoder. --- Mary, daughter of Michael and Saloma (Kempf) Martin, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 20, 1879; died at her home near Parnell Sept. 30, 1950; aged 71 y. 7 m. 10 d. Death followed a lingering illness of five months. She had accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the West Union Mennonite Church until death. She was united in marriage on Dec. 15, 1897, to John A. Yoder. Born to them was a filmy of 4 children (Emma-Mrs. Chris Burkholder, who preceded her in death; Rolla J., Wellman, Iowa; Lottie-Mrs. Omer Marner, Kalona, Iowa; and Ernest, Parnell, Iowa.). She passed away eighteen days after her husband. Besides their 3 children, she is survived by 3 brothers (John, Elmer, and Ernest), a sister (Mrs. Kores Kinsinger), 16 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was loyally devoted to her husband during his long illness. As a mother and grandmother, her absence will be greatly felt. The funeral was held at the West Union Church, with Milton Brackbill preaching and Paul T. Guengerich assisting. Burial was made in the West Union Cemetery.

Zehr. --- Jacob E., son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Ehrisman) Zehr, was born near Goodfield in Woodford Co., Ill., Aug. 9, 1872; died at his home in Fisher, Ill., Aug. 11, 1950; aged 78 y. 2 d. On Feb. 13, 1902, he was married to Emma Miller, of Carlock, Ill. To this union were born 4 sons (Harold, Rantoul, Ill.; Walter, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Ellis, Rockville, Ind.; and Chester, Fisher, Ill.), and 2 daughters (Mabel Schrock, Fisher, Ill.; and Mildred Good, Rantoul, Ill.). Early in life he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. He maintained a keen interest in spiritual things and was a dovoted Bible student throughout life. He lived at the place of his birth until 1904, where he moved to a farm near Bloomington in McLean Co., Ill., and from there in 1911 to a farm west of Fisher. In 1941 he retired and moved into Fisher. He was a loving husband, an understanding father, and a Christian citizen. Surviving are his wife, 6 children, 22 grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the East Ben Mennonite Church, in charge of A. J. Metzler and J. A. Heiser.

Transcriber's note: The author of the obituary misspelled "devoted."

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