Eby, -- Harvey Cyrus, son of Jeremiah B. and Mary (Shaum) Eby, was born near Brutus, Mich., April 20, 1921; was called to his eternal home by instant death in a logging accident near Foster, Oreg., Oct. 31, 1951; aged 30 y. 6 m. 11 d. On Aug. 31, 1947, he was married to Hazel Gerig, of Lebanon, Oreg., who survives. Also surviving is one son (Paul Christian), his parents, 5 brothers (John, Brutus, Mich.; Emerson, Detroit, Mich.; George, Goshen, Ind.; Clayton, South Bend, Ind.; and Lawrence, of Brutus), one sister (Susie Eby, Colon, Mich.), his paternal grandfather (Cyrus Eby, Brutus, Mich.), and his step-grandmother (Lotta Shaum, Alanson, Mich.). He was preceded in death by a daughter (Marie) who died at birth in 1949 and by an infant brother (Paul). In his early teens he accepted Christa s his Saviour and united with the Maple River Mennonite Church near Brutus. After his marriage he transferred his membership to the Fairview Mennonite Church, near Albany Oreg., where he remained a faithful and active member until death. He showed a deep interest for the welfare of his fellow men. Although he was in perfect health, he often expressed his readiness to go at any time. He spent four and one-half years in C. P. S. camps at Medaryville, Ind., Hill City, S. Dak.; Terry, Mont, and Belton, Mont. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 5 at the Fairview Church, with N. M. Birkey in charge. N. A. Lind preached the sermon, from I Sam. 20: 3. Burial was made in the Lebanon Cemetery.
High, -- Clayton G., son of the late Isaac and Elizabeth (Good) High, was born in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 3, 1883; passed away at his home near Oregon, Pa., Sept. 21, 1951; aged 67 y. 11 m. 18d. Death was caused by a heart attack. His health had been failing for some time. He was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church for many years. His wife (the former Salley G. Keller) predeceased him in 1942. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons (Edna-Mrs. Irvin Martin, Elsie-Mrs. John M. Weaver, both of Denver, Pa.; Clayton K., Lancaster, Pa.; Bessie-Mrs. Thomas J. Hahn, Bareville, Pa.; and Henry R., Kenosha, Wis.), 11 grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Anna Hess). Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at the Overly Funeral Home and the Groffdale Mennonite Church, in charge of Levi M. Weaver and Ira D. Landis. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Tusing, -- Sarah Cathern Funkhouse, known as "Katie," was born Oct. 30, 1869; departed from this life Oct. 1, 1951, at her home near Mathias W. Va.; aged 81 y. 11 m. 1 d. She was married to William Tunsing April 2, 1893, and spent her entire life in the vicinity in which she was born. She was always interested in the church of her choice, the welfare of her family, and those in need. Her home was known far and near as a place where hospitality was bestowed upon all who came. She and her daughters (Ora and Lynn) were weavers of old-fashioned coverlets. This drew many visitors, who experienced a cordial welcome to the home. Of her it could be truly said, "she looked well to the ways of her household." In her youth she united with the Baptist Church; later in life she joined the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until death. She was the last of her immediate family. Surviving are her husband, 4 sons (Lester, Paul, and Ray, Mathias, W. Va.; Roy E., Pittsburgh, Pa.), 5 daughters (Leora and Lynn, at home; Millie, Mrs. Sallie Bartel, and Mrs. Anna Del Gallo, Bladensburg, Md.), 16 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. An infant daughter and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Oct. 4 by William Jennings and Timothy Showalter. Her body was laid in the family cemetery on the home place where she had spent her life.
Wade, -- Jennie Miller Wade, was born in England, July 10, 1877; departed this life Oct. 20. 1951, at the Mennonite Home for the Aged near Albany, Oreg.; aged 74 y. 3m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to Tom Miller, and to this union were born 2 sons (William and Jack). They moved to Enumclaw, Wash., where her husband was killed by a train in February, 1904. She and her sons moved to Colman where Jack was killed by a train in 1908. Her other son was killed in France in the First World War. In 1916 she was united in marriage to Milo Wade, in Canada. They moved to Sheridan and Albany. On June 25, 1950, her husband preceded her in death. She leaves one sister in Canada, one sister in England, and a number of other relatives and friends. About five months before her death she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized as a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Sheridan Funeral Home in charge of D. F. Shenk. Text: Luke 10: 42. Burial was made in the Bellevue Cemetery.
Weber, -- Sidney, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Weber, was born June 11, 1868; died Oct. 16, 1951, at the home of his won (Wellington), Simcoe, Norfolk Co., Ont., after a short illness; aged 83 y. 4 m. 5 d. He was married to Caroline Wanner and together they farmed near Elmira, Ont., until a few years ago. His wife predeceased him in 1946. Five children were born to them: Wellington, Simcoe, Ont.; Elsie, who died in infancy; Nellie-Mrs. Clarence Shub, Elmira, Ont.; Elizabeth, who died in 1931; and Edith--Mrs. Ephraim Bowan, Ravendale, Sask. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Elmira, Ont., Mennonite Church until his death, having been one of the pioneers in establishing the work there in 1924. His great desire was to go home to his Lord. The funeral was held Oct. 19 at the Elmira Church, conducted by Oliver D. Snider, assisted by the minister of the First Baptist Church in Simcoe, where he attended services the last flew years. Text: Ps.116: 15. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the Elmira Church.
Witmer, -- Nancy Elizabeth, daughter of Roy and Miriam (Oberholtzer) Witmer, was born Dec. 26, 1948, near Lancaster, Pa.; departed from this life at her parental home near Wrightsville, Pa., Oct. 6, 1951; aged 2 y. 9 m. 10 d. Death resulted from skull injuries received when a truck ran over her. She had a cheerful disposition and was dearly loved by all who knew her. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Patricia Lou), 3 grandparents (Mrs. Elizabeth Oberholtzer Horst, Lititz, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Elam Witmer, Columbia, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at Lititz, Pa., Oct. 9, with Amos Sauder and Melvin Lauver officiating. Interment was made in the Hess Mennonite Cemetery.
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Brubaker, -- Sarah Ann, daughter of the late Abraham and Martha (Shenk) Stauffer, was born July 27, 1865, near Lancaster, Pa.; died Oct. 9, 1951, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 86 y. 2 m. 12 d. She was a resident of East Petersburg, Pa., until about nine years ago when she moved to the Oreville Mennonite Home. Aug. 26 she fell and broke her hip, which caused her death. Six brother preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother (Amos Stauffer, Lancaster, Pa.), and nieces and nephews. She was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 11 at the Oreville Home, in charge of James Siegrist and Irvin Kreider. Burial was made in the East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Gilmore, -- Susannah, daughter of Michael and Hannah Graybill, was born Nov. 24, 1863, at Richfield, Snyder Co., Pa.; passed quietly away at her home after a week's illness Oct. 13, 1951; aged 87 y. 10 m. 19 d. At the age of eighteen she moved with her parents to Osborne, Kans. They settled in the Kill Creek community. A year later she was united in marriage to Samuel Neuschwanger and moved to the home where she resided at the time of her death. To this union were born 4 children (Elmer, Whiting, Kans.; Mrs. Sarah Fritsche, who preceded her in death; Amanda, at home; and Elizabeth, who died in infancy). Her husband passed away in 1895. She continued to live on the farm, providing for herself and her children. In 1899, she was united in marriage to Orrin Gilmore. To this union were born 4 children (Ernest, Osborne; Harold, at home; Mrs. Ralph Conrad, Bloomington, Virginia, at home). Her husband predeceased her in 1925. Other surviving besides her children are 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In her early married life she joined the Mennonite Church, retaining her faith throughout her life. Her chief interests in life were her home and her church. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at the Kill Creek Evangelical United Brethren Church, conducted by G. P. Minner. Interment was made in the Kill Creek Presbyterian Cemetery.
Helmuth, -- Emma Catharine, was born fourth in a family of eleven children, to Daniel and Fannie (Rutt) Hough, Oct. 17, 1871, near Garden City, Mo.; passed away at the family home Nov. 3, 1951, in Garden City, after several months' illness; aged 80 y. 16 d. In her early life she was converted and united with the Bethel Mennonite Church, remaining faithful in her Christian witness until her departure. Dec. 25, 1889, she was married to Daniel D. Helmuth, who preceded her in death Dec. 30, 1933. Ten children were born into this home. The family circle was broken by the death of Beulah Ellen, May 12, 1916. The children who survive are: W. Earl, Huntington Park, Calif.; Olena-Mrs. C. S. Oesch, Sycamore, Kans.; Samuel L., Oak Grove, Mo.; Le Erma-Mrs. Homer V. Campbell, Mission, Kans.; Carrie-Mrs. N. E. Yoder; Letha-Mrs. John V. Miller; Fern-Mrs. Omer Yoder, D. Roy and Gladys Lucille, Garden City, Mo. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Ellen Lyon, Garden City, Mo.; Mrs. Clara Randol, Creighton, Mo.; Mrs. Etta Garber, Springfield, Mo.), and one brother (Irven Hough, Garden City, Mo.). Four grandsons, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters predeceased her. She spent her entire life in the Garden City community. She was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother and grandmother. An unassuming neighbor and friend, she will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the Sycamore Mennonite Church, in charge of W. R. Hershberger, J. D. Hartzler, and S. S. Hershberger. They body was laid to rest in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Housser, -- Levina Catherine Housser, was born Dec. 4, 1880, at Edgely, Ont.; passed from this life Oct. 1, 1951, at her home in Markham, Ont.; aged 70 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Aug. 22, 1907, she was united in marriage to Ezra Housser, who predeceased her forty years ago. To this union were born 3 children (Joseph, John, and Anna), who remain. Also surviving are 2 brothers and 6 grandchildren and a large circle of friends. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Wideman Mennonite Church, to which faith she remained steadfast until death. Her life was devoted to her children. The last years she spent with her daughter (Anna) who cared for her while she was partially invalid. A short service was held at the Wignal Funeral Parlor by C. Berry and a service at the Wideman Church, conducted by Floyd Schmucker and Aaron Grove. Burial was made in the Wideman cemetery.
Stauffer, -- John M., son of David and Elizabeth (Brubaker) Stauffer, was born in Union Twp., Snyder Co., Pa., Dec. 27, 1875; departed from this life Nov. 18, 1951; aged 75 y. 10 m. 21 d. He was married to Meta Stahl Oct. 29, 1896. To this union were born one son and 4 daughters (Orval, Mrs. Harry Row, Mrs. James Irvineford, Mrs. Harry Kuster, and Mrs. Ammon Klingler, all of Selinsgrove, Pa.). Besides his widow and children he is survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers (Daniel and Ammon of Lancaster, Pa.). Three sisters and 11 brothers preceded him in death. He united with the Susquehanna Mennonite Church about ten years ago, and was a member of this faith when he died. Funerals services were held at the Virdella Reformed Church. Interment was made in the church cemetery. The services were conducted by John H. Reinard, assisted by Morris Smith, dean of Susquehanna University.
Swope, -- Lizzie, daughter of the late Lewis and Hannah (Fretz) Myers, was born Jan. 28, 1870; died in Plumsteadville, Pa., Sept. 3, 1951; aged 81 y. 7m. 5 d. She was a lifelong resident of Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa. On March 10, 1894, she was married to A. Francis Swope, who preceded her in death March 24, 1934. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. Her sons (Joseph and Isaac) and one daughter (Mary) preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church. In July, 1940, she suffered a broken hip. July, 1950, she suffered a stroke, which left her helpless. Surviving are 2 daughters (Hannah, Doylestown, Pa.; and Bertha-Mrs. Samuel S. Gahman, Plumsteadville, with whom she resided after the death of her husband), 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Annie Leatherman, Pipersville, Pa.). Services were held at the home on Sept. 7 by Abram Yothers and at the Deep Run church by Wilson Overholt and Erwin Nace. Text: John 14: 2. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yamane, -- Tomoye (Blanche) Yamane, was born in California, Sept. 8, 1915; passed away Oct. 2, 1951, at the Colorado General Hospital, Denver, Colo.; aged 36 y. 24 d. Death occurred during chest surgery following nine years of illness from tuberculosis. She leaves her husband (Shigeru Yamane) and daughter (Joyce) of California. She was converted from Buddhism to Christianity during her five-year hospitalization in the Mennonite Sanitarium in La Junta, Colo., and united with the La Junta Mennonite Church. Later, while hospitalized in Colorado Springs, she enjoyed being able to worship with the Mennonite congregation there. Her short Christian life was a great testimony for her Lord; her witness will live long in the hearts and lives of other tuberculosis patients and the nurses who cared for her in her illness. Funeral services were held at the Hoffman Mortuary, Denver, Colo., with Jess Kauffman, pastor of the Colorado Spring congregation in charge.
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Berkey, -- Dwight M., son of Cletus and Clara (Miller) Berkey, was born July 15, 1931, near Shipshewana, Ind.; passed from this life Dec. 2, 1951, at a state hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.; aged 20 y. 4 m. 17 d. He had been quite ill for nearly three years and was blind from birth. Survivors include his parents, 2 sisters (Marilyn and Rosaleta), 2 brothers (David, at home and Austin, a student at Goshen College), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Josiah J. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Levi Berkey, of Shipshewana, Ind.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Shore Mennonite Church Dec. 4 by Lee Miller, Homer miller, and Earley Bontrager. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Good, -- Fannie M, daughter of the late Martin and Harriet (Minnich) Shearer, was born Oct. 30, 1873; passed away Sept. 27, 1951, a the home of her son (Herman), Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 77 y. 10 m. 27 d. On May 18, 1893, she was united in marriage to Reuben N. Good, who survives. To this union were born 6 children: Walter, who died in infancy; Raymond, Paris, Martin, Herman, and Anna-Mrs. Kenneth Ebersole. In early married life she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. When it became evident that her health could not be restored , she prayed earnestly for the Lord to take her home. Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at the Miller Funeral Home by Martin Kraybill and at the Good Mennonite Church by Clarence Lutz and Ira Z. Miller. Text: II Tim. 1: 12. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Groff, -- Grace Greenly, was born Sept. 27, 1888, at Sun Hill, Near Manheim, Pa.; entered into rest Nov. 20, 1951, at the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital, where she was a patient for only a few hours; aged 63 y. 1 m. 23 d. Her death came as a shock to the community. She was married to the late Nathan S. Groff, who died Oct. 13, 1950. Surviving are a son (Spencer, at home), and 2 brothers (Rufus Greenly, Lancaster, Pa.; and Albert Greenly, Talmage, Pa.), a number of nephews and nieces, and a large number of friends. She brought sunshine to the homes of shut-ins and was willing to help when help was needed. She was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Groffdale Church Nov. 22 with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Leis, -- Magdalena, daughter of the late John Schwartzentruber and Annie Sommer, of East Zorra, Ont., was born in 1873 in East Zorra Twp.; passed to her eternal reward at Wellesley, Ont., at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Joseph Kropf) Sept. 1, 1951. Her husband the late Joseph Leis, Sr., predeceased her. Surviving are 5 sons (John and Solomon, of New Hamburg, Ont.; Sydney, Linwood, Ont.; Elmer, London, Ont.; and Joseph of Wellesley), 5 daughters (Edith-Mrs. William Jantzi, Nancy-Mrs. Joseph Kropf, Mattie, Fanny, and Lydia, all of Wellesley), and 29 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 3 at the Maple View Amish Mennonite Church, with Samuel Schultz officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Homer Elon, son of Ora C. and Sylvia (Sommers) Miller, was born Jan.2, 1945, in Howard Co., Ind.; departed from this life at the home of his parents Nov. 19, 1951; aged 6 y. 10 m. 17 d. Besides his parents he leaves a brother (Ted Allen), a sister (Sena Ann), 3 grandparents (Mrs. Alonzo Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sommers), 32 cousins, 13 uncles and aunts. He had been ill for a year with lymphous sarcoma. He was a very patient sufferer. The first in the family his death brings his loved ones nearer to God and heaven. Funeral services were held at the Howard-Miami Church near Kokomo, Ind., on Nov. 21, in charge of the local ministry. D. A. Yoder preached the sermon. Burial was made in the Mast Cemetery.
Peachey, -- Elmer J., son of Jacob K. and Mary G. Peachey, of Belleville, Pa., was instantly killed in a car and truck accident on Nov. 19, 1951; aged 19 y. 6 m. 1 d. He leaves his parents, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers: Esther, Orpha, Saloma, Ruby, Aquilla, and Lester, all at home. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized July 3, 1947. His good testimony remains with those who knew him. A tenor singer, he was a member of the Men's Chorus. Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove Church Nov. 21. Erie Renno and Harvey Shank, who was conducting revival meetings at Locust Grove, delivered the messages. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Springer, -- John B., son of John and Lizzie Springer, was born in Biarn, Germany, May 24, 1873; departed from this life Oct. 20, 1951; aged 78 y. 4 m. 26 d. At the age of seven he came to America with his parents, settling first in Illinois. A few years later they moved to Stuttgart, Ark., where he lived until he and his family moved to Pryor, Okla., in 1920. On Feb. 14, 1895, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Kuntze. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. His wife preceded him in death Jan. 6, 1929. In March, 1943, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Iva Sutter, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Jacob C., Archbold, Ohio; and Samuel W., Pryor, Okla.), 3 daughters (Ida E.-Mrs. Dan Sommers, Archbold, Ohio; Susie M.-Mrs. Alvin Oswald, Shickley, Nebr.; and Mrs. Ellen Kennel, Archbold, Ohio), one sister (Mrs. Barbara Roth, Wayland, Iowa), 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a larger number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member until death. He will be greatly missed in the community as well as by the family. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at the Green Funeral Home and at the Zion Mennonite Church, conducted by I. J. Hartzler, Nelson Histand, and Alva Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Yoder, -- Paul, son of Henry J. and Mary (Mast) Yoder, Thomas, Okla., was born Jan. 9, 1944; died Nov. 16, 1951, on the way to the hospital, having been hit by an automobile on his way home from school; aged 7y. 10 m. 7 d. He leaves his parents, 5 brothers (Alvin, Elmer, Emery, Ivan, and Roman), one sister (Mary Lorene), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Yoder, Welda, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Moses N. Mast, Thomas, Okla.), 10 uncles, 7 aunts, and many other relatives and friends. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services were conducted Nov. 18 by Clarence S. Wingard and David A. Miller in the German language and by Edward J. Miller, of Gulfport, Miss., in English.
Zimmerman, -- Barbara, daughter of the late Christian F. and Mary (Martin) Zimmerman, was born March 19, 1869, near Terre Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa.; departed from life Oct. 14, 1951, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 82 y. 6 m. 25 d. Having suffered long with asthma, she grew suddenly worse and passed away. From her young years she was a member of the Mennonite Church. Her eyesight having become poor in the last few years, she was happy to have other read to her and visit with her. She leaves a sister (Mrs. Mary Wanner, Lititz, Pa.), a brother (Christian F. Zimmerman, Lancaster, Pa.), and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held at the Mennonite Home Oct. 17 in charge of Landis Brubaker. Text: Job 19: 25a. Her body was laid to rest in the Weaverland Cemetery.
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Christner, -- Christian E., son of Jacob and Barbara (Egli) Christner, was born near Trenton in Henry Co., Jan. 20, 1868; departed this life after a short illness, aged 83 y. 10 m. 12 d. When he was ten years old his parents moved to a farm near Olds, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On Feb. 8, 1899, he was married to Emma Conrad. This union was blessed with 6 children: Irvin and Ralph, at home; Nina-Mrs. Joseph Unterahrer, Florence-Mrs. Herman Lleichty, Erna-Mrs. Jesse Roth and Verda-Mrs. Glen Reschly, all of the home community, Wayland, Iowa. He leaves his companion, 6 children, 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Mary Gisser), and 2 brothers (Enos, Wayland, Iowa; Amos, Blakesburg, Iowa). He was a loving husband and a considerate father and grandfather who will be missed in the family circle. The funeral was held at the Sugar Creek Church Dec 4 conducted by the home ministers. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Hartzler,-- Martha Salome, daughter of the late Reuben and Margaret (Kilmer) Heatwole, was born in Harvey Co., Kans., March 24, 1884; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Walter Slagell) at Hydro, Okla., Nov. 25, 1951; aged 67 y. 8 m. 1 d. In her youth she confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to her vows both to the Lord and the church. On Feb. 27, 1906, she was united in marriage to Joseph G. Hartzler, of Cass Co., Mo. To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters: Mildred-Mrs. Ralph Myers, Sweet Home, Oreg.; Willard, Carstairs, Alta.; Ethel-Mrs. Norman Lind, Sweet Home, Oreg.; Clifford, Carstairs, Alta.; Ida-Mrs. Walter Slagell, Hydro, Okla.; and Leona-Mrs. James Sayer, Carstairs. Surviving are her companion, 6 children, 17 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Sarah-Mrs. Arthur Holderman, Montevallo, Mo.; and Susanna-Mrs. Charles Yoder, Windom, Kans.), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, one brother and 3 sisters preceded her in death. She was much concerned for the spiritual well-being of her family and the church and spent many hours in prayer for them Her children are all active members of the Mennonite Church. A faithful and devoted mother and companion, she supported her husband in his work as minister and bishop, often accompanying him in filing his appointments at the church in his care. She had been in failing health for five years; the last year she became seriously ill and she and her husband moved to the home of their daughter, where she was given loving care. The Lord was very real to her and gave grace in her severe suffering. A brief services was held Nov. 27 at the Pleasant View Church near Hydro, Okla., by Alva Swartzendruber and John Slagell. The following days services were held at her home church, West Liberty, in McPherson Co., Kans., by Harry A. Diener, Alva Swartzendruber, and Menno M. Troyer. Burial was made in the West Liberty Cemetery. Text: Rev. 14: 13.
King, -- Aaron, one of a family of twelve, was born to Abraham and Mattie (Yoder) King, on Nov. 17, 1877, near Bellefontaine, Ohio; departed this life Nov. 12, 1951, at Phoenix, Ariz.; aged 73 y. 11 m. 24 d. His first marital union entered on Oct. 16, 1902, with Barbara Smucker was a short duration, for Barbara was called in death Oct. 17, 1907. One son (Boyd) born to this union, predeceased him June 28, 1946. On Dec. 17, 1908, he was united in marriage to Anna Zook, who survives him, together with 2 daughters (Martha and Mary Kathryn), a daughter-in-law (Mrs. Sadie King), and 4 grandchildren. one sister (Mrs. Lydia Kauffman, Garden City, Mo.), and 3 brothers (Irvin, Malvern, Pa.; Abe, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Nelson, Fairpoint, Ohio) also survive. In his youth life began taking on new meaning when he accepted Christ as his Saviour. To him life was a serious responsibility to be lived conscientiously according to eternal principles. Years and increased physical limitation only served to increase his devotion to God and His Word. Most of his life was spent in Logan Co., Ohio, but in August, 1950, he and his family took up temporary residence in Sunnyslope, Phoenix, Ariz. He deeply appreciated friends and fellowship there but was anticipating going home; this anticipation was fulfilled in a different way than was expected. Funeral services were held at the South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio, Nov. 17, in charge of Stanley Shenk and Nelson Kanagy. Interment was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Lapp, -- Bena S., daughter of Christian G. and Mary (Schlonaker) Augspurger, was born March 24, 1874; passed away at her home near West Liberty, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1951; aged 77 y. 7 m. 18 d. She moved with her parents from Butler Co., to the West Liberty vicinity in the spring of 1889. In the fall of that year she united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church; she was a faithful, intensely interested member until death. On Jan. 22, 1907, she was united in marriage to Alva D. Lapp. To this union were born 6 children: Noah, Boyd, Ida-Mrs. Dwight Neer, of West Liberty; Ruth, at home; and an elder son and daughter who died in infancy. Another member of the family was the time of their marriage until her death in May, 1948. She had the great joy of seeing her children become Christians and join her church. She also enjoyed being near enough to visit her 14 grandchildren and one step-grandson. An Illness in April, 1950, left her nearly helpless; from that time on she was cared for devotedly by her husband and daughter. A patient sufferer she appreciated all that was done for her. Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, she leaves 2 sisters (Emma Warye and Wilhelmena Kanagy, of West Liberty), and other relatives and friends. The funeral was held in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, with Nelson Kanagy officiating, assisted by N. E. Troyer. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Martin, -- Harvey, only son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann (Hoffer) Martin, was born in Dauphin Co., Pa., Nov. 29, 1885; died Oct. 19, 1951; aged 65 y. 10 m. 20 d. He was united in marriage to Sadie Ebersole, by whom he is survived. He patiently endured his illness, expressing himself quite often as being ready to meet his Lord at any time. With his passing the Shope and Stickler congregation loses a devoted and faithful member and a trustee. As a devoted husband and one who was willing to lend a helping hand, he is greatly missed in the home and in the church. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at his late home by David Miller and at the Strickler Mennonite Church by Harry Longenecker, Noah Risser, and Russel Zeager. Texts: John 14: 1-10; II Cor. 4: 16-18. His body was laid to rest in the family plot of the Shenk Church near Deodate.
Showalter, -- Amos T., son of the late Moab and Anna (Shank) Showalter, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., May 19, 1885; departed suddenly from this life at his home at Hagerstown, Md., after a short illness caused by coronary thrombosis, Nov. 11, 1951; aged 66 y. 5 m. 22 d. In 1888, he moved with his parents from Virginia to Maryland; the remainder of his life he resided in Washington Co. He was a faithful member of the Miller Mennonite Church from his youth. On Nov. 3, 1908, he was united in marriage to Rhoda Shank, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Preston and Adin, Maugansville, Md.; Paul and Glenn, Hagerstown, Md.), 4 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Preston Martin, Hagerstown; Naomi-Mrs. Allan Eby, Smithsburg, Md.; Ethel-Mrs. T. Weagley Lehman, Hagerstown; Mabel-Mrs. D. Richard Martin, also of Hagerstown), 30 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Alvah, Martin, and I. Frank), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Amanda Baer, Mrs. Bertie Bowders, Mrs. Emma Eby and Mrs. Minnie Hostetter). One son (Harvey) predeceased him in 1917 and one daughter (Mary) in 1948. A faithful companion and father, he was much concerned for the Spiritual welfare of his family and the church, as indicated in his parting message to the family who were all present when he passed away. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Nov. 14 by Daniel Strite and at the Miller Church by Samuel Martin and John D. Risser. Text: Ps. 37: 37. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Sommers, -- Dennis Jay, son of Willis and Alice (Miller) Sommers, Sarasota, Fla., was born Nov. 14, 1951; passed from this life as the result of a heart condition Dec. 1, 1951; aged 18 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Galen and Paul), 2 sisters (Miriam and Ruth), 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Calvin D. Miller and Mrs. Mary Sommers). One brother (Dallas) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Dec. 3, in charge of Myron S. Augsbuger, assisted by Timothy Brenneman at the home and Frank Stoltzfus at the grave.
Stalter, -- Salome, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Good, was born Feb. 24, 1883; passed away Sept. 15, 1951, at her home in Elida, Ohio, the community of which she had always been a resident; aged 68 y. 6 m. 21 d. She became the wife of Christian Stalter. Nine children were born to this union. Surviving are Zelma R., Elida, Ohio; Mary E., Harrisonburg, Va.; W. Edward, Elida; Henry C., Waynesboro, Va.; J. Mark, Bay Port, Mich.; Timothy W., Pigeon, Mich.; and S. Ezra, Elida. There were 15 grandchildren; also 4 brothers and 2 sisters: Abram Good, Nampa, Idaho; Christian Good, Aaron Good, John Good, Mrs. Walter Ross, and Mrs. Clark Berry, all of near Elida. Early in youth she became a Christian, remaining loyal to Christ and the church until she was called home. She was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother, no sacrifice ever being too great for the welfare of her loved ones. Funeral services were held Sept 18 at the home, in charge of Kenneth Good and J. B. Smith, and at the Salem Church, conducted by Richard Martin, E. B. Frey, Menno Troyer, and Andrew Brenneman. Bro. Frey preached the sermon, using Psalm 17: 5 as his text. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the chuch.
Stoltzfus, -- Carl Grant, stillborn son of Dwight L. and Phyllis (Hartzler) Stoltzfus, Mantua, Ohio, was born Nov. 11, 1951. Besides his parents he leaves 3 brothers (Fred, Timothy, and Lowell), one sister (Rosemary) and his 4 grandparents. Graveside services were conducted by Eugene Yoder of the Plain View Mennonite Church on Nov. 12.
Strawderman, -- Isaiah Strawderman, was born near Mathias, W. Va., Aug. 11, 1867; departed from this life at the Winchester, Va., Memorial Hospital Oct. 24, 1951; aged 84 y. 2 m. 13 d. He lived his entire life in the Mathias community, where he followed the trade of blacksmith. Of a neighborly disposition, he made many friends. He was married to Martha Snider, who died eleven years ago. Two sons and 5 daughters survive. He united with the Mennonite Church in mature life, becoming a member of the Mt. Hermon congregation. Funeral services were conducted at the Mathias Church of the Brethren, in charge of Linden M. Wenger and Joseph Mason. Burial was made in the Strawderman family cemetery near by.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas