Danner, -- Ida, widow of the late John Danner and mother of Richard Danner, died April 18, 1951, at the home of her son near Hanover, Pa., having resided there for nearly three years. From the time her husband passed away a number of months before her, she desired to go too. Funeral services were held at the Bair meetinghouse near Hanover April 21. Amos Myer delivered the message; Harvey Grove and Amos Shank assisted in the service. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Lehman, -- Elizabeth Gerber, was born Feb. 23, 1870; passed away at her home near Dalton, Ohio, after a long illness, July 6, 1951; aged 81 y. 4 m. 13 d. She was baptized as a member of the Sonneberg Mennonite Church, Dalton, on April 23, 1886, and remained a member of that congregation until her death. Feb. 10, 1910, she was married to Simeon Lehman, who preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1934. One child born to them in 1914, died at the age of one year. Also preceding her in death were 2 sisters (Fannie-Mrs. Jacob Amstutz and Lina-Mrs. Ben Welty). Surviving are one brother (John, Dalton, Ohio), one stepdaughter (Helen-Mrs. Joel Sommer), 2 stepsons (Wilbert, Orrville, Ohio, and Menno at home). Funeral services were held July 9 with Irvin Richard and Lester Amstutz officiating at the home and Howard Hammer and Jacob Neuenschwander at the Sonneberg Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, -- Martha, daughter of Isaac and Matilda (Snider) Lehman, was born Oct. 8, 1882, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind.; died July 19, 1951; aged 68 y. 9 m. 11 d. Aug. 5, 1909, she was united in marriage to Frank H. Martin. To this union were born 3 children (Van, Titus, and Violet-Mrs. Marvin Culp, all of Goshen, Ind.). Surviving are her husband, 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Oscar, Cleveland, Ohio, and Abe, Wakarusa, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Leinbach, Wakarusa; Mrs. Tobias Ramer, Nappanee, Ind.; and Mrs. Emma Weaver, Foraker, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted July 22 at her late home by Oscar Leinbach and at the Yellow Creek Church, in charge of R. R. Smucker, J. C. Wenger, and Charles Stouder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nelson, -- Mary Jane, widow of Abel M. Nelson, was born Feb. 2, 1871; passed away at her home in Whitmer, W. Va., April 18, 1951; aged 80 y. 2 m. 15 d. Surviving are 4 children (Mrs. Floda Thompson and Garnet Nelson, Witmer, W. Va.; and Mrs. Peachie Bennett, Cherry Grove, W. Va.), 32 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and a brother (Jesse B. Kisamore, Porterwood, W. Va.). One daughter (Katie) preceded her in death. She had been a member of the Mennonite Church for the past twenty years. Funeral services were conducted at the Horton Mennonite Church April 22 by Hiram Weaver. Burial was made in the Timber Ridge Cemetery.
Overholt, -- Howard M., son of the late John O. and Lizzie (Meyers) Overholt, was born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Dec. 4, 1895; died April 8, 1951; aged 55 y. 4 m. 4 d. He was united in marriage to Hannah Derstine June 28, 1923. One son and one daughter were born to this union. He was a farmer most of his life, having also spent some time working as a bricklayer and as a sawmill laborer. In 1949 his health began to fail. Throughout his illness he showed much patience. He was a faithful member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church, where he served as a trustee. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Alverda-Mrs. Joseph Kulp, Ottsville, Pa.), one son (Lester, at home, Perkasie, Pa.), one brother (Wilson, Pipersville, Pa.), and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held April 12 at his home by Joseph Gross and at the Deep Run Church by Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace. Text: James 5: 11. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Gingrich, -- Edna Pearl, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cooke, was born in Stratford, Ont., May 4, 1903; passed away at the Stratford General Hospital June 30, 1951; aged 48 y. 1m. 26 d. Death followed a five-week illness. She was raised by the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Steinman, of St. Agatha, Ont. Oct. 12, 1921, she was united in marriage to Enos Gingrich. They resided in Baden for twenty-five years, and after that time in Stratford and Shakespeare. Surviving are her husband, one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Donald Leiskau, Stratford, Ont.), 2 sons ( Clare and Bryan, at home), one grandson, 5 sisters (Mrs. S. M. Roth, Baden, Ont.; Mrs. Norman Rock, Englehart, Ont.; Mrs. Gordon Schweitzer and Mrs. James Harris, Stratford; and Mrs. Noah Bast, Ailsa Craig, Ont.), and 3 brothers (Moses Steinman, and Peter Steinman, of Baden, and David Steinman, Vineland, Ont.). One sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church at Kitchener. While residing in Stratford and Shakespeare she attended the United Missionary Church at Stratford. Funerals services were held July 3 at the First Mennonite Church at Kitcher, in charge of Merle Shantz assisted by the pastor of the United Missionary Church of Stratford. Interment was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery.
Horning, -- Mary Ellen, daughter of the late Esaias and Eliza (Kline) Brendle, was born Dec. 23, 1871; passed away at her home in Alleghenyville, Berks Co., Pa., July 12, 1951; aged 79 y. 6 m. 19 d. She is survived by her husband (Aaron Horning), 2 sons (Paul, Orlando, Fla., and Howard, Alleghenyville), 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters and 4 brothers (Ida Lesher, William Brendle, Cyrus Brendle, W. Scott Brendle, Lizzie Weinhold, Beulah Beam, Grove Brendle, and Eva-Mrs. Herbert kern). She was a faithful member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at Bowmansville by Benjamin Weaver and J. Paul Graybill. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Horst, -- Jacob S., oldest son of Jonas N. and Ada (Stoner) Horst, was born at Farmersville, Pa., Aug. 5, 1900; died at his home near Neffsville, Pa., July 11, 1951; aged 50 y. 11 m. 6 d. Death came unexpectedly, although he had been subject to heart attacks for several years. He was a member of the Metzler Mennonite Church and served as a Sunday-school teacher. June 4, 1925, he was united in marriage to Mabel Neff, who survives. Also surviving are an adopted son (Eugene Horst), his aged father and stepmother (Mr. and Mrs. Jonas N. Horst), Maugansville, Md.), 2 sisters (Elsie Graybill and Ada Hackman), one brother (Clarence W. Horst, Farmersville, Pa.), and 6 nephews and nieces. On son (J. Norman) predeceased him in childhood. He had a kind, loving disposition and gave shelter to a number of young boys. Funeral services were held July 14 at the Metzler Church by Mahlon Witmer and Amos Souder. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Parsley, -- Lucy, daughter of Edward and Mary (Hughes) Parsley, was born July 3, 1912, near Morgantown, Ind.; departed from this life July 16, 1951, at the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.; aged 39 y. 13 d. An invalid most of her life, she spent her last week in the hospital. In her youth she accepted Jesus as her Saviour and united with the Bean Blossom Mennonite Church. Her faithfulness to her Lord and the church despite her handicaps, was an inspiration to many. She delighted to attend the house of God and was there whenever health permitted. Surviving are her mother, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Bean Blossom Church with Charles Haarer officiating. Burial was made in the Bean Blossom Cemetery.
Rhodes, -- Lelia, daughter of Martin L. and Sallie (Switzer) Keller, was born near Dayton, Va., Aug. 17, 1883; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., May 6, 1951; aged 67 y. 8 m. 19 d. Death followed one week after an operation. Feb. 16, 1902, she was united in marriage to Raleigh D. Rhodes, Sr., of Dayton, Va. They spent their entire married life at Dayton. Four children were born to them: Jesse R., Dayton, Va.; Sallie-Mrs. Luke A. Hurst, Reading, Pa.; Reba-Mrs. Marion Eberly, Dayton; and R. D., Jr., also of Dayton. Besides her husband and children she is survived by 25 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one brother (W. L. Keller, Dayton, Va.). Her parents, an infant sister and a grandson preceded her in death. Early in life she confessed faith in Christ and became a member of the Bank Mennonite Church, remaining an active and faithful member until death. She was a devout mother in the home and a loving friend to all who needed her. She learned that joy comes from serving others. Funeral services were held at the Bank Church, where the large number of people in attendance witnessed to the influence of her life. Acts 13: 36 was used as a text by Mahlon Blosser, Abraham Good assisted and S. H. Rhodes was in charge.
Schrock, -- Alvin, son of David and Mattie (Yoder) Schrock, was born at Partridge, Kans., Feb. 27, 1923; died very suddenly from a heart attack, July 16, 1951, at his home in Wakarusa, Ind.; aged 28 y. 4m. 19 d. On June 20, 1942, he was married to Margerie Weldy, who remains. Also surviving are a son (Ronald Lee), a daughter (Reta Kay), one brother (Edward Schrock, Wakarusa, Ind.), 5 sisters (Elizabeth Beck, Leo, Ind.; Sue Kurtz, Dunlap, Ind.; Barbara Weaver, Middlebury, Ind.; Alma Schrock, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Mary Schrock, also of Wakarusa), his parents and one grandmother (Barbara Yoder, Hutchinson, Kans.). At the time of his death he was employed as a machinist by the South Bend Screw Products Co. Early in his youth he became a Christian. He was a faithful and devoted member of the Holdeman Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted July 18 at the Holdeman Church, in charge of Silas Weldy and Simon Gingerich. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Weaver, -- Glenda Rae, daughter of Albert and Josephine (Garber) Weaver, was born Jan. 29, 1945; departed from this life July 21, 1951; aged 6 y. 5m. 22 d. Death followed an accident in which she suffered severe burns. Surviving are her parents, one sister, 4 brothers and a large number of other relatives. She was interested in Sunday school and took special delight in summer Bible School. Funeral services were held at the Brethren Church, Brethren, Mich., July 24, with C. C. Culp officiating. Burial was made in the Brethren Cemetery.
Yoder, -- Abbie Sunthimer, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Feb. 6, 1873; passed from this life May 26, 1951, at her home in Middlebury, Ind., after an illness of four months; aged 78 y. 3 m. 20 d. On April 17, 1892, she was united in marriage to Silas Yoder, who preceded her in death in 1943. To this union were born 2 sons (Dr. O. R. Yoder, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Floyd, Middlebury, Ind.; and Albert, Logansport, Ind.), who survive. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (William and Albert, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; Oliver, Atlantic City, N. J., Charles, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Amos Nusbaum, Middlebury, Ind.; and Mrs. Laura Kauffman, Elkhart, Ind.). In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour, remaining faithful until death. Although never much of a public figure she served faithfully as a companion and helped to her minister-husband in the home and them church. Funeral services were held May 28 at the Middlebury Church, in charge of Harold Yoder and Wilbur Yoder. Text: II Tim. 4: 6-8. Burial was made in the Grace Lawn Cemetery.
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Coward, -- John Landis, son of Kenneth and Elsie (Williams) Coward, was born July 22, 1951; died July 28, 1951; aged 6 d. Surviving are 2 brothers (Carl and O. M.), 2 sisters (Kay Frances and Wanda), and 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Coward and O. L. Williams, all of Knoxville, Tenn.). Funeral services were held at the Knoxville Mennonite Mission in charge of William Jennings.
Gingerich, -- Adys, daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Smith, was born near Marion, Ind., July 14, 1891; died at her late home in Kalona, Iowa, July 22, 1951; aged 60 y. 8 d. Death was caused by cancer, after six months' confinement to bed. In 1910 she graduated from the Marion General Hospital School of Nursing, Marion, Ind. She followed the nursing profession until her marriage to Rufus Gingerich Feb. 29, 1920. From the time they made their home in Kalona, Iowa. She accepted Christ in her youth and sealed her vow by baptism. After moving to Kalona she untied with the East Union Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful and devoted member until death. Surviving are her husband, 3 sisters (Mrs. E. J. Ashbaugh, Oxford, Ohio; Mrs. Bertha Cummings, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Mrs. Dessie Hays, Marion, Ind.), and a large number of friends. Her friendly and unassuming manner won for her many friends. She was a lover of nature, especially flowers, and did much traveling at home and abroad, with her husband. Funerals services were held July 24 at the East Union Church. Burial was made in the Gingerich Cemetery. D. J. Fisher and John Y. Swartzendruber officiated.
Hostetter, -- Martha Jane, daughter of Christian M. and Betty (Lehman) Hostetter, was born near Mountville, Pa., Sept. 11, 1948; went to be with Jesus March 15, 1951, at the home of her uncle and aunt (Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lehman), Conestoga, Pa.; aged 2 y. 6 m. 4 d. Death followed an illness of three weeks, caused by leukemia. When she was six months old the family moved to Alabama, where they have lived since. Surviving are her parents, 3 sisters (Betty Christine, Doris Jena, Lois Ann), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Lehman, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hostetter), her great-grandmother (Mrs. Hettie Myers), and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Mountville Mennonite Church, in charge of Christian K. Lehman and John Hiestand. Text: Job 1: 21. Burial was made in the Millersville Cemetery, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Kenagy, -- Martha E., daughter of Levi and Barbara (Hershberger) Hostetler, was born Dec. 27, 1859, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died July 19, 1951, at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Albany, Oreg., after a short illness; aged 91 y. 6 m. 22 d. On Feb. 16, 1886, in Cass Co., Mo., she was married to Emmanuel L. Kenagy, who passed away at Albany, Oreg., March 31, 1927. One son (Eldon) passed away in 1938. Surviving are 6 sons and one daughter (Urie E., Levi Irvin, Amos R., of Albany; William G., Hubbard, Oreg.; George J., Glendale, Calif.; Sarah Birky and Thomas B. Kenagy, Salem, Oreg.), one step daughter (Mellie Birky, Columbia Falls, Mont.), 35 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Katie Schrock, Shelbyville, Ill.; Ida Baker, Harrisburg, Oreg.), and a large number of nephews and nieces, and other relatives and friends. The last eight months she lived at the Home for the Aged. At the age of fourteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized in the St. Joe River in Michigan. Later she moved with her parents to Cass Co., Mo. In 1892 she and her husband and family moved to Hubbard, Oreg., where they were charger member s of the Zion congregation from the time of its organization in 1893 until they moved to Albany in 1913. She and her husband became members of the Albany Mennonite Church, remaining so until death. She was much concerned for the spiritual welfare of her family. Funeral services were held at the Albany Church, in charge of George M. Kauffman, assisted by M. E. Brenneman and at the Zion Church in charge of N. A. Lind, assisted by C. I. Kropf. Texts: John 11: 25, 26; Isa. 51: 6. Burial was made in the Zion Cemetery.
McGee, -- Millard Samuel, son of the late Ebenezer and Louise (Shelton) McGee, was born July 9, 1852 in Fredericksburg, Va.; died at his home in Crimora, Va., March 17, 1951; aged 98 y. 8 m. 8 d. On May 8, 1912, he was united in marriage to Betty Linhoss, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Millard W.), 2 grandchildren, one brother (Walter P., Washington D. C.), and a number of nieces and nephews. Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death. At the age of sixteen he moved to the Shenandoah Valley. He was employed on various farms in the area, later purchasing his own near New Hope, where he continued to farm until 1945. he afterwards made his home in Crimora. He was a member of the Hildebrand Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held March 19 at the Etter Funeral Homer Chapel, in charge of J. H. Weaver, assisted by P. A. Burkholder. Interment was made in the Mt. Horeb church cemetery.
Weaver, -- Levi, Jr., son of Levi and Mary (Kandel) Weaver, was born Aug. 20 ,1949; was accidentally killed July 16, 1951; aged 1 y. 10 m. 25 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 3 brothers and one sister (William Daniel, Marion Dean, Leroy Eli, and Susie Lucinda), his 4 grandparents, 13 uncles, 4 aunts, and many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the Martins Creek Church, Millersburg, Ohio, by D. D. Miller, Warren Miller, and S. W. Sommer.
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Blough, -- Jane Althea, daughter of Alvin J. and Gertrude (DeBaer) Blough, was born Aug. 9, 1951; died the same day at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, because of unusual circumstances at birth. She is survived by her parents, 4 brothers and one sister, all of Kalona, Iowa, and a maternal grandmother of Iowa City, Iowa. Graveside services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery, Paul T. Guengerich officiating.
Garber, -- Ella, daughter of Joseph H. and Lena (Zoss) Roth, was born near Eureka, Ill., Dec. 20, 1902; passed away at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill. July 30, 1951; aged 48 y. 7 m. 10 d. On Feb. 27, 1923, she was united in marriage to Ora Garber, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Robert Weaver, Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Nelson Roth, Pekin, Ill.), 5 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Edward Riley, Crete, Nebr.; Mrs. Amos Roth, Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. Emil Keiler, Eureka, Ill.; and Mrs. Orrie Zehr, Morton, Ill.), and 3 brothers (John Roth, Deer Creek, Ill.; Henry Roth, La Porte, Ind.; Joseph Roth, Eureka, Ill.). Her parents, one brother, and one half brother preceded her in death. At the age of twelve she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Roanoke Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Morton Mennonite Church on Aug. 2 in charge of N. N. Roeschley and Roy D. Roth.
Gingerich, -- John, son of Peter and Anna (Erb) Gingerich, was born in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 7, 1860; died at his home in Baden, Ont., June 25, 1951, after a short illness; aged 90 y. 9 m. 18 d. He was united in marriage to Rachel Oesch, who passed away in 1944. Surviving are 3 sons (Peter and Edmund, of Baden, Ont., and Enos, Shakespeare, Ont.), 2 daughters (Annie-Mrs. Ephraim Brubacher, Baden, Ont., and Mattie-Mrs. Aaron Bender, Crosshill, Ont.). He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Elmer Schwartzendtruber at the home and by Oscar Burkholder at the Steinman Church. Text: James 1: 12. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Heiser, -- Lloyd A., son of Samuel and Tillie (Ingold) Heiser, was born near Fisher, Ill. Jan. 22, 1919; died July 3, 1951; aged 32 y. 5 m. 11 d. Death was caused by a bolt of lightning which struck him while he was plowing corn in a field near his home. At the age of twelve he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the East Bend Mennonite Church, Sept. 28, 1940, he was united in marriage to Eileen Bruehl, of Peoria, Ill. He leaves his wife, one daughter (Janet Mae), his parents, 3 sisters (Mrs. Ervin Springer, Fisher, Ill.; Lorene, at home; and Mrs. John Bruehl, Gibson City, Ill.), and one brother (Melvin, also at home). Funeral services were held at the East Bend Church by J. A. Heiser.
Herr, -- Abraham L., son of the late Isaac and Mary (Leaman) Herr, was born in West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 29, 1867; departed from this life June 25, 1951; aged 83 y. 9 m. 26 d. Nov. 19, 1949, he suffered a cerebral thrombosis and from that time was in failing health. A local contractor and builder for many years, one of his masterpieces was the building of the present Mellinger church house in 1914. He was a faithful member of the Mellinger congregation for many years. In 19896 he was united in marriage to Amanda L. Herr, who preceded him in death in October, 1943. Surviving are 4 children (Esther, Mary, Barbara, and Isaac M., all of Lampeter, Pa.), 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and a brother (Mary Ann and Benjamin L., Lampeter, Pa.; and Emma-Mrs. A. D. Metzler, Quarryville, Pa.). Funeral services were held June 27 at the Mellinger Church in charge of David L. Landis, who was assisted by Harry S. Lefever and C. H. Lefever. Text: I John 3: 2. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger, -- Nora Elizabeth, daughter of the late Samuel D. and Caroline (Schrock) Hershberger, was born Feb. 24, 1885; passed away July 16, 1951, at her home in Goshen, Ind.; aged 66 y. 4 m. 22 d. She had been in poor health for several years but was bedfast only one month. In early life she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful and active member until death. Surviving are 2 brothers (Edgar S., Decatur, Ill.; and Erwin D., Mishawaka, Ind.), and one sister (Nellie Hershberger, Goshen, Ind.). Funeral services were held July 18 at the Eighth Street Mennonite Church, in charge of Robert Hartzler. Burial was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Hershberger, -- Susanna, daughter of Yost and Anna (Yoder) Miller, was born near Berlin, Ohio, June 29, 1868; passed away at the home of a daughter (Mrs. F. C. Giggy) near Howe, Ind., June 13, 1951; aged 82 y.11m. 15 d. A severe attack of virus pneumonia left her completely helpless. Death was caused by complications following this three-year period of invalidism. She grew to young womanhood in Holmes Co., Ohio, and after her marriage to Seth P. Hershberger, on Jan. 29, 1895, they moved to Arthur, Ill., where they resided until March, 1908, when the family moved to a farm near Shipshewana, Ind. Her husband was instantly killed in an automobile accident in 1941. Surviving are 3 children (Anna-Mrs. Clarence H. Miller, Goshen, Ind.; Thomas, Shipshewana, Ind.; and Dora-Mrs. F. C. Giggy, Howe, Ind.), 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Lydia Miller, Millersburg, Ohio), and one brother (John Miller, also of Millersburg). She accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained a devoted Christian throughout her life. Final services were in charge of Homer J. Miller and Paul W. Haarer. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Lampl, -- Louis Joseph, son of George and Nettie (Good) Lampl, was born July 5, 1951, in the Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, Ind.; died July 6, 1951; aged 1 d. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lampl and the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Good. Graveside committal services were conducted July 7 by Chester C. Osborne. Burial was made in the Hopewell Mennonite Cemtery near Kouts, Ind.
Transcriber's note: "Cemetery" was spelled incorrectly in the original obituary.
Miller, -- Dennis Lee, son of Albert E., and Kathryn (Nissley) Miller, Manheim, Pa., was born July 22, 1951, at home; died July 24, 1951; aged 2 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers and one sister (Lester E., J. Mervin, and Janet Mae ), and the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John R. Nissley, Manheim, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller, Mt. Joy, Pa.). Graveside services were conducted by Clyde Metzler July 24 at the Hernley Cemetery.
Neff, -- Lavina, E., daughter of the late Elias and Anna M. (Ranck) Shaub, was born Dec. 25, 1870; died at her home in Paradise, Pa., July 25, 1951; aged 80 y. 7 m. Death followed an illness of several years. She was bedfast twenty-one months. In 1889 she accepted Christ as her Saviour, remaining faithful until death. She was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church. On Oct. 30, 1890, she was united in marriage to Christian Neff, who passed away Aug. 12, 1945. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters (Anna Mary-Mrs. Earl Hostetter, Strasburg, Pa.; Elias, Emanuel, and Chester, Ronks, Pa.; Ella, Katie, and Paul, Paradise, Pa.). There are also 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 28 at the home by Clair Eby and at the Paradise Mennonite Church by Martin Hershey and Parke Book. Amos Weaver officiated in the service at the adjoining cemetery.
Renno, -- Fern Ann, daughter of Paul and Anna Mary (Hartzler) Renno, was born at Belleville, Pa., Feb. 19, 1950; died May 24, 1951, in a hospital at Harrisburg, Pa.; aged 1 y. 3 m. 5 d. Death was caused by a brain injury which she suffered several days previously having fallen out of bed at her home. Surviving are her parents and one brother (Harry Lee). Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove Church May 26, in charge of Emanuel Peachey, assisted by Elam Glick. Interment was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Schrock, -- John Schrock, was born near Delavan, Ill., May 28, 1862; died near Fisher, Ill., July 28, 1951; aged 89 y. 2 m. He accepted Christ in his youth and was a member of the Mennonite Church from then until his death. He was a charter member of the Eat Bend congregation at Fisher. In 1885 he was united in marriage to Mary Birkey, of Morton, Ill. To this union two children were born. Albert, preceded him in death thirty-four years ago and his daughter (Fannie-Mrs. J.A. Heiser, Dec. 17, 1950). Surviving are his wife, 8 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. His 3 brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. N. N. Roeschley conducted the funeral services at the East Bend Church.
Schrock, -- Mahlon, son of Joseph and Sarah (Lantz) Schrock, was born June 3, 1874; died Aug. 1, 1951; aged 77 y. 1 m. 28 d. March 17, 1910, he was married to Amanda Yoder, at Goshen, Ind. Survivors include his wife, a son (Lloyd), 2 grandsons, one brother (Elmer), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Susie Reith, Mrs. Angie Dotterer, Mrs. Laura Miller, and Mrs. Nettie Mast). Early in 1910 he united with the Mennonite Church, Howard-Miami Church, Kokomo, Ind., in charge of A. G. Horner and Willard Sommers. Text: Job 14: 1, 2. Burial was made in the Mast Cemetery.
Thomas, -- Levi S., fourth son of Samuel J. and Susannah (Hershberger) Thomas, was born Dec. 4, 1896, near Thomas Mills, Somerset Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack May 3, 1951; aged 54 y. 4m. 29 d. On July 3, 1926, he was married to Maggie Sala. He is survived by his wife, 5 children, (Norma-Mrs. Paul Thomas, Hollsopple, Pa.; Robert, Paul, Rhoda Fern, Bernadine Faye, and Alice Arlene, all at home), 6 brothers and one sister (J. Earl and Stella-Mrs. Harry Y. Shetler, Davidsville, Pa.; Harvey S., Owen W., Newton H., and John N., all of Hollsopple, Pa.; and S. Robert, Alum Bank, Pa.), and one aunt (Mollie Hershberger). Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister (Nora E.-Mrs. Ammon Kaufman, Davidsville, Pa.). In his youth he was baptized as a member of the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. He served in numerous official capacities in the Sunday-school and church. On Jan. 14, 1951, he was ordained to the office of deacon at the Stahl Church. For over thirty years he was a public school teacher. Funeral services were conducted at the Stahl Church May 6 by Sanford Shetler, assisted by David Alwine, Harold E. Thomas, and D. Irvin Stonerook. Burial was made in the cemetery near by.
Whitmer, -- Frank, son of the late Adam and Hannah (Whetzel) Whitmer, was born near Mathias, W. Va., March 26, 1862; died July 29, 1951; aged 89 y. 4 m. 3 d. He was married to Sarah Webster, who passed away in 1933. Of the six children born to this union two survive: Mrs. Martha Wilt, Timberville, Va., with whom he made his home, and Vernon, Falls Church, Va. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. William Lowry, Harrisonburg, Va., and Mrs. Angeline Frye, Inwood, W. Va.). He was a member of the Zion congregation at Broadway for more than fifty years and for many years served as caretaker of the church. Funeral services were held at the Linville Creek Church of the Brethren, Broadway, Va., in charge of Perry E. Shank and Timothy Showalter.
Wismer, -- Willis S., son of Israel and Mary Ellen (Smith) Wismer, was born near Plumsteadville, Bucks Co., Pa., April 8, 1873; died June 24, 1951, at his home, Cherry Lane, Souderton, Pa.; aged 78 y. 2m. 16 d. He had been in ill health for the past year, having suffered from heart attacks. He was a faithful member of the Line Lexington Church. Surviving are his widow (Lizzie C. Hackman Wismer), 3 children (H. Harold, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Ephraim Delp, Cherry Lane, Souderton, Pa.; Mrs. Claude B. Myers, also of Cherry Lane), 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church June 29, in charge of Arthur Ruth and J. C. Clemens. Text: Heb. 4: 1, 2. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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