Frey, -- John K., son of Henry B. and Elizabeth (Kreider) Frey, was born April 9, 1870, at Sterling, Ill.; died May 25, 1951; aged 81 y. 1 m. 16 d. Death was due to a car accident. The car turned over and he was instantly killed. He was born and grew to manhood in Whiteside County, Ill. In early manhood he united with the Science Ridge Mennonite Church of Sterling. On Sept. 1, 1892, he was married to Sarah Kornhaus of Sterling. To this union were born 9 children (Anna, Aaron, Sarah, John, Paul, Titus, Martha, Orpha and Mary). In 1904 the family moved to Newkirk, Okla., where they lived for six years, returning to Sterling in 1910. His wife preceded him in death Nov. 30, 1918. Four children also preceded him in death (Aaron, Titus, Anna, and Sarah-Mrs. Henry Jennings). On April 4, 1920, he married Elizabeth Miller of Upland, Calif. In 1923 they moved from their home in Sterling to Superior, Wis., where they lived at the time of his death. He was greatly devoted to the work of the Lord and deeply enjoyed fellowship with the Lord and with God's children. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Elizabeth, 2 sons (John, Santa Ana, Calif.; and Paul), 3 daughters (Martha-Mrs. Freedley Schrock, Hesston, Kans.; Orpha-Mrs. Henry Jennings, Moline, Ill.; and Mary, Peoria, Ill.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie LeFevre and Mrs. Elmer E. Ebersole, Sterling, Ill.), 6 brothers (Dan, Abe, Sterling; Noah, Madison, Wis.; Martin, Eagle Grove, Iowa; Jake, Albany, Calff.; and Amos, Spring Brook, Wis.), 17 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted May 28 in charge of Leonard Roberts, assisted by Burt Armstrong. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Frey, -- Joseph, son of Christ and Martha Frey, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1878; departed this life at the home of his sister (Mrs. Sarah Liechty, Leo, Ind.), May 23, 1951; aged 73 y. 3 m. 16 d. He lived near Archbold, Ohio, for the entire period of his life except the last six months which were spent with his sister because of his illness. Following the death of his father in 1897 and that of his mother in 1923, Joe and his brother Sam lived together until Sam's death less than a year ago. In his early manhood he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. The days of his Christian life were spent in an unassuming exemplary way and the blessings of God were his to enjoy. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church in charge of P. L. Frey. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Hendricks, -- Lydia S., daughter of the late Elias and Elizabeth (Landis) Bechtel, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., march 29, 1867; departed this life May 18, 1951, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter (Isaac Gehman, Kulpsville, Pa.) after an illness of about 5 months; aged 84 y. 1 m. 19 d. She was married to Charles E. Hendericks Feb. 19, 1891, who died Feb. 26, 1951. She accepted Christ as her Saviour many years ago and was faithful in attending church services whenever health permitted. She is survived by 5 children (Mrs. Martha B. Alderfer, Lansdale, Pa.; Lydia-mares. Isaac Gehman, Kulpsville; Howard, Eli, Emanuel, Lansdale). She was preceded by 1 son (Charles). Funeral services were held at the Cope Funeral Home on May 22 by Paul Clemens and at the Plain Mennonite Church by J. C. Clemens, John E. Lapp, and Wayne Kratz. Text: Isa. 38: 1; Phil. 1: 23. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Lehman, -- Clarence Earl, son of David and Salinda (Blosser)
Lehman, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, July 28, 1883*; departed
this life June 11, 1951, at Goshen, Ind.; aged 62 y. 10 m. 13
d. Death was caused by a heart ailment. He united with the Mennonite
Church at the age of sixteen and served the Yellow Creek Church
near Goshen, Ind., faithfully as Sunday-school superintendent
and trustee for many years. On Jan. 25, 1916, he was united in
marriage to Bertha Cristophel. To this union were born
3 children (Verl, Eva-Mrs. Warren Myers, and Wilma). Surviving
him are his wife and children, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Homer
and Elmer), 1 sister (Effie Lehman, Columbiana, Ohio), 1 aged
uncle (Henry Lehman, Humboldt, Kans.), and many other relatives
and friends. Two sisters (Alma and Mamie) preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held June 14, in charge of J. C. Wenger
at the house and R. F. Yoder at the Yellow Creek Church. Burial
in adjoining cemetery.
*Birth year was 1888 - Correction reported to Thelma Hoover Martin by his daughter, Eva Myers
Malmstrom, -- Martha, daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Zehr, was born Nov. 12, 1890, near Flanagan, Ill.; died May 31, 1951, following a severe heart attack; aged 60 y. 6 m. 19 d. On Nov. 7, 1934, she was united in marriage to Herbert Malmstrom. To this union was born one son (Herbert, Jr., who died at the age of 2 years). She had been making her home in the Manson, Iowa, vicinity since the death of her husband on Sept. 18, 1949. On May 27, 1906, she was baptized as a member of the Mennonite Church of which she was member at the time of her death. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters (Rosa-Mrs. John Roth, San Antonio, Texas; Silas and Alvin, Manson; Alma-Mrs. Clyde Garber, Manson), along with many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held June 3, at the Manson Mennonite Church in charge of Edward Birkey, assisted by Nick Stoltzfus. Text: Rev. 21: 4. Interment in the Rosehill Cemetery. In Manson.
Mishler, -- Amanda, daughter of Absalom and Susan King, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 25, 1876; died at her home bear Amboy, Ind., June 15, 1951; aged 75 y. 7m. 20 d. On June 9, 1894, she was married to Henry Mishler. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons (Oris, Noah, Leo, and Harold), a daughter-in-law (Sadie Misher, widow of Austin who died in 1934), 8 grandchildren, 1 sister (Rebecca Emmert, Fairview, Mich.), and 1 brother (Isaac King, Wingate, Ind.). In her youth she united with the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church near Kokomo, Ind., and remained a faithful member until death. She was active as a Sunday-school teacher, leader in the local sewing circle, and an unusual leader of children's meetings. Funeral services were held at the local church on June 18, in charge of A. G. Horner, assisted by E. C. Bontrager. Text: Phil. 1: 21. Burial in the Mast Cemetery.
Rasor, -- Walter, was born April 30, 1881; departed this life June 11, 1951; aged 70 y. 1 m. 11 d. He was united in marriage to Sallie Davis in 1910. She preceded him in death April 22, 1940. He is survived by 3 children (Virgil, Muskegon, Mich.; Mrs. Verna Perry, Muskegon; and Mrs. Virgil Sinor, North Little Rock, Ark.), 2 brothers (Ott, Buford, Ark.; DeWitt, Advance, Ark.), and 2 sisters (Mary, Advance; and Mrs. Maye Woodrun, Ft. Worth, Texas). He had been in failing health for over a year and was a spiritual concern of the church as he was unsaved. In April he was visited by Clifford Strubhar and James Bucher and yielded himself to the Lord. Funeral services were held at the Burnt Community Building and Cemetery in charge of Frank Horst. Text: I Thess. 4: 13-5:9.
Roth, -- Alvin Earl, son of Solomon and Amelia (Erb) Roth, was born in 1924 in East Zorra, Ont.; passed away at his home suddenly May 16, 1951. On Dec. 11, 1946, he was married to Lucille Allbrecht and to this union were born 1 daughter and 1 son (Dolores, 2 years, and Earl, 4 weeks). Surviving are his wife, 2 children, his parents, 4 brothers (Vernon, South Easthope; Wilfred, Lorne, and Leonard, East Zorra, Ont.), and 2 sisters (Leona-Mrs. Stanley Ropp, and Florence, at home). One brother preceded him. He accepted Christ and was a member of the East Zorra A. M. Church. Funeral services were held May 19 at his home in charge of Daniel Wagler and at the Tavistock A. M. Church in charge of Henry Yantzi and Jesse J. Short. Burial was made in the Sixteenth Line Cemetery.
Rush, -- Merrill S., youngest son of Lester and Margaret (Souder) Rush, was born June 19, 1947, near Telford, Pa.; passed away May 28, 1951; aged 3 y. 10 m. He was drowned in a well on the parents' homestead. Merrill was a member of a family which lost five persons in a car-trolley accident at Lansdale in 1945. A brother (Dale) preceded him in death in this accident. He is survived by his parents, 3 brothers (Glenn, Gerald, and Dennis), and 2 sisters (Evelyn and Marie) all at home. Services were held May 2, in charge of Alfred Detweiler at the funeral home and Clinton Landis at the Rockhill Mennonite Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Crossgrove, -- Olen Wilson, son of Jacob and Edna (Wyse) Crossgrove, was born Dec. 8, 1925, at Archbold, Ohio; died in an auto accident April 15, 1951; aged 25 y. 4 m. 7 d. He was united in marriage to Jean Neuhouser, daughter of Monroe Neuhouser, Grabill, Ind., June 24, 1950. He was preceded in death by his mother. Mourning his departure are his wife, his father, 2 brothers (John, Archbold, Ohio, Orvil J., Ft. Wayne, Ind.), and 5 sisters (Florence and Loween, at home; Mary Louise Nafziger, Archbold; Doris Slabaugh, Wauseon, Ohio; and Mabel Zehr, Ft. Wayne). During tent meetings at Ossian, Ind., in December, 1949, he gave his heart to the Lord and was a member of the Anderson Mennonite Church. Christianity meant a change of life for him. Funeral services were held April 18, at the Leo Mennonite Church in charge of S. J. Miller. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Custer, -- Fannie, daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Kaufman) Johns, was born Dec. 31, 1864, at Davidsville, Pa.; died in the Memorial Hospital June 4, 1951, after a week of illness; aged 86 y. 5 m. 5 d. She was married to Harry J. Custer in 1882 who died in 1918. To this union were born 6 children. Three infants and 1 daughter (Mrs. Annie Croyle) preceded her in death. Surviving are 1 daughter (Mrs. Lydia Demi of Ohio), and 1 son (Dorsey, Johnstown, Pa., where she had her home). She was a member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church, where the funeral services were held in charge of Irvin M. Holsopple and Harry Y. Shetler. Interment on the Johns farm family cemetery.
Dagen, -- Jacob, son of the late Frederich and Anna (Otto) Dagen, was born near Willow Street, Pa., Nov. 8, 1866; died June 14, 1951; aged 84 y. 7 m. 6 d. On June 21, 1891, he was married to Mary Ann Lefever, who passed away twenty years ago. To this union were born 6 children, 5 of whom survive (Samuel, passed away in 1940; Edna-Mrs. Harry S. Graver, Quarryville, Pa.; Chester C., Jacob L., and Clarence L., all of Willow Street, Pa.; and Edward L., Elizabethtown, Pa.). Also surviving are 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Benjamin and Edward, both of Willow Street). He was in failing health the past five years and bedfast one year. He with his companion united with the Byerland Mennonite Church soon after their marriage and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held June 17 in the Byerland Mennonite Church in charge of Henry Nauman, Maris Hess, and James Hess. Text: Job 14: 13, 14. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Frey, -- Lester Dean, son of Noah and Jemima Frey was born Jan. 7, 1940; died June 8, 1951, at Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; aged 11 y. 5 m. 1 d. He leaves to mourn his departure 4 brothers, 3 sisters, his grandparents on both sides, 8 uncles, 11 aunts, and a host of friends. Lester, while riding a motor bike, was struck by a car and died about eight hours afterwards. Funeral services were held at the Sharon Mennonite Church. Burial was made in the Sharon Cemetery. Services were in charge of Abram Kaufman and Eli Nissley.
Grooms, -- Samuel Thomas, son of the late Oliver and Delia Grooms, was born Feb. 28, 1892; died at the Chambersburg, Pa., hospital, April 26, 1951. He is survived by his mother and the following brothers and sisters: John, Chester, Franklin, Mrs. Amos McMullen, Virgie, Mary, and May. Funeral services were held at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church, April 30, by Harvey E. Shank and Luke J. Shank. Burial was made in the Mount Alto Cemetery.
Miller, -- Elizabeth Miller, daughter of William and Lovina (Beechy) Hostetler, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 15, 1902; died at her home near Streetsboro, Ohio, June 15, 1951; aged 49 y. 4 m. On June 26, 1924, she was united in marriage John P. Miller, who survives. To this union were born 4 boys (Jay Wilbur, who preceded her in death; Vern, Vernon, and Duane). Also surviving are a brother (Melvin Hostetler, Apple Creek, Ohio), 3 sisters (Mrs. Cora Oswald and Miss Sarah Hostetler, Streetsboro, Ohio; Mae-Mrs. Ura Miller, Sterling, Ohio), and 1 grandchild. In her early years she united with the Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful until death. Since 19825 she had been a member of the Plainview Mennonite Church near Aurora, Ohio. Funeral services were in charge of Elmer Stoltzfus and Eugene Yoder.
Schiedel, -- Susannah, daughter of the late Jacob and Rebecca (Hagey) Ernst, was born in Wilmot Twp., June 27, 1870; passed away at her home in Waterloo, Ont., March 4, 1941; aged 80 y. 8 m. 5 d. She was married to Isaac M. Schiedel. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (Almer, Kitchener; Ivan, Preston, Ont.), 1 daughter (Mrs. Laura Weber, Elmira, Ont.), 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. Funeral services were conducted by C.F. Derstine and Oscar Burkholder. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Snider, -- Jean, daughter of James and Margaret (Reid) Pirie, was born near Winterbourne, March 9, 1873; died after a lengthy illness June 2, 1951; aged 78 y. 2 m. 24 d. In June of 1893, she was united in marriage to Wellington Snider, who preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1934. Surviving are 3 sons (Lorne and Ralph, of Bloomingdale; Urbin, Breslau), 5 daughters (M. Florence-Mrs. Horace Mann, Kitchener; Edna, Bridgeport; Sarah-Mrs. Earl Schmidt; Janet-Mrs. Clayton Feick, and Ida-Mrs. Clara Buschert, all of Kitchener), 2 sisters (Mrs. William Sherriffs, Donna, Texas; and Mrs. Hugh Woods, Kitchener), and 23 grandchildren. One daughter (Lenora) died in infancy. Services were in charge of J. H. Hess with Isaac Hurst assisting. Burial was made in Snyder's Cemetery.
Weidman, --Fianna (Bletcher), widow of the late Harvey S. Weidman, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., April 22, 1877; passed away June 20, 1951, at her home in Rapho Twp., Manheim, Pa.; aged 74 y. 1m. 28d. She is survived by 8 children, all of Manheim, Pa. (Elmer B., John B., Mrs. Ira E. Diehm, Paul B., Charles B., Rufus, B., Mrs. Richard Hoffman, and Leroy B.), 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Gantz's Mennonite Church. Fuenral services were held June 23 at the Beck Funeral Home and at the Hernley Mennonite Church in charge of Abram Risser, Clyde Metzler, and Homer Bomberger. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder, -- Isaiah P., son of Jacob D. and Susan (Swartzendruber) Yoder, was born in McPherson Co., Kans., Jan. 31, 1879; died at his late home in Kalona, Iowa, June 18, 1951; aged 72 y. 4 m. 18 d. Dec. 25, 1907, he was united in marriage to Ada Shetler. To this union 2 children were born: one son (Walter, deceased), and 1 daughter (Evalyn). He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter, 1 brother (Samuel W.), 3 sisters (Mrs. John H. Miller, Mrs. Enos J. Miller, Mrs. Jacob B. Miller, all of Kalona, Iowa), 1 aunt (Mrs. Barbara Slagel, La Junta, Colo.), 2 uncles (Benjamin, Upland, Calif.; and Max, Limon, Colo.), besides many near relatives and friends. His parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister preceded him in death. In 1883 the family came to Iowa and loathed in the Kalona community where they lived until 1894 when they moved to Fayette Co., Ill., where they lived until 1905, then returned to Kalona. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the Mennonite Church. He always took an active interest in the various activities and program of the church. Funeral services were held from the East Union Church May 23, in charge of D. J. Fisher, assisted by S. B. Nafziger. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bollinger, -- Katie B., daughter of Phares and the late Kate (Brubaker) Bollinger, was born June 6, 1892; passed away April 8, 1951, at the home of her brother-in-law and sister (Mr. and Mrs. Evan Stauffer), Lititz, Pa.; aged 58 y. 10 m. 3 d. Her mother passed away twenty-four years ago. Surviving are her father, 3 sisters (Amelia-Mrs. David K. Witmer, Ephrata, Pa.; Fannie-Mrs. Levi W. Hollinger, Manheim, Pa.; and Barbara-Mrs. Evan Stauffer, Lititz, Pa.). She was a member of the Indiantown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home of her sister on April 22, with Isaac Gehman in charge and at the Hammercreek Mennonite Church, in charge of Amos Horst and Ira Landis. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Denlinger, -- Henry S., son of the late John B. and Lizzie (Shaub) Denlinger, was born Dec. 15, 1864; died at the Lancaster, Pa., Hospital, May 4, 1951; aged 86 y. 4 m. 18 d. On Nov. 18, 1895, he was married to Lizzie Eby, who survives. Besides his wife he leaves 2 sons and one daughter (Lloyd E., Millersville, Pa.; Irvin E., Lancaster, Pa.; Lottie, Harrisburg, Pa.), 7 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, and 2 great-granddaughters. One son (John E.) and one daughter (Annie-Mrs. William Spece) preceded him in death. He was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church, Lancaster, for many years. Funeral services were conducted at t East Chestnut Street, in charge of Jacob Brubaker and Stoner Krady. Interment was made in the Paradise Cemetery.
Eberly, -- Reuben B., son of Isaac and Maria (Bomberger) Eberly, was born Aug. 11, 1876, near Fayetteville, Pa.; died June 24, 1951, at his home in Scotland, Pa.; aged 74 y. 10 m. 13 d. Death followed an illness of more than a year. For forty-six years he was a member of the Chambersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church, where he served as Sunday-school superintendent and for a number of years as a teacher. He was married to Naomi Zimmerman, who survives him. Also surviving are 5 sons (Paul Z., and Merle W., both of Chambersburg, Pa.; Reuben W., Fayetteville, Pa.; Wilbur B., Scotland, Pa.; Raymond L, Chambersburg), and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 27 at the Sellers Funeral Home and at the Chambersburg Church, conducted by Richard Danner, Harvey Musser, and Harold L. Hunsecker. Texts: Ps. 116: 15; John 5: 25, 29. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hartzler, -- Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham and Fannie (Kurtz) Yoder, was born June 5, 1871, in Cass Co., Mo.; died June 13, 1951, at Jackson, Minn., after an illness of six months; aged 80 y. 8 m. On Jan. 7, 1894, she was married to Noah K. Hartzler, who passed away Aug. 4, 1934. An infant son (Ursula) and daughter (Fannie-Mrs. Charles Garber) preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 sons and 2 daughters (Emery and Marion, of Goshen, Ind.; Nettie-Mrs. Lloyd Garber and Mattie-Mrs. Jim Bute, Jackson, Minn.; Archie, Lakefield, Minn.; Vernon, Albert Lea, Minn.; Ernest, Somers, Iowa; Erlis, Wellman, Iowa), one stepson (Amadus, East Lynne, Mo.), one brother (Levi, Canby, Oreg.), 2 sisters (Sarah, Canby, Oreg.; and Ella-Mrs. Obed Miller, Hammett, Idaho), 31 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. She spent most of her life in Cass Co., Mo; the last fourteen years she made her home with her daughter (Mattie) at Jackson, Minn. Her life was busy with helping others. She was much concerned for the welfare of her family and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, having her membership at the Sycamore Grove Church near Garden City, Mo. Funeral services were held at Jackson on June 14, and later in Missouri. Her body was laid to rest in the Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City, Mo.
Hostetler, -- Malinda, daughter of Abraham and Kathryn (Mast) Hershberger, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, July 9, 1880; died June 18, 1951; aged 70 y. 11 m. 8 d. In her youth she joined the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until death. Dec. 13, 1903, she was united in marriage to Ammon Hostetler, who predeceased her. Surviving are 3 sons (Ralph, Trail, Ohio; Dennis, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; and Milo, Trail), 6 daughters (Mrs. Yost Miller, Mrs. Edward Miller, Mrs. Abe Sommers, all of Trail; Mrs. Donald Shutt, Shanesville, Ohio; Mrs. Colbert Gerber, Sugarcreek, Ohio; and Mrs. Daniel Mast, Strasburg, Ohio), one foster son (Thomas Dews, Canton, Ohio), 23 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Emanuel and John, Walnut Creek, Ohio; and W. O., Sugarcreek), and one sister (Mrs. William Christner, Ken, Ohio). Four brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church June 21, in charge of Paul R. Miller. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Miller, -- Samuel H. Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 15, 1895; died June 25, 1951, after an illness of several years; aged 56 y.1 m. 10 d. in his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a member until death. On Dec. 2, 1917, he was united in marriage to Mattie Hochstetler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 4 daughters (Henry, Goshen, Ind.; Albert, in Korea; Fannie-Mrs. Marshal Steadly, Ft. Myers, Fla.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Ora Berkey, Howe, Ind.; Mattie-Mrs. Melvin Yoder, Goshen, Ind.; and Katie-Mrs. Frank Kessler, Goshen), 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John H., Navarre, Ohio, and Henry H., Kalona, Iowa), 3 sisters (Mrs. Menno Troyer, Hartville, Ohio; Mrs. Mose J. Yoder, Millersburg, Ohio; and Mrs. Samuel Erb, Baltic, Ohio), 5 half-brothers (Daniel A., Kalona, Iowa; Jerry H., and Andrew H., Canton, Ohio; Emanuel H., Dundee, Ohio; and Yost H., Millersburg, Ohio), one half sister (Mrs. Levi J. Raber, Millersburg, Ohio), and one stepsister (Mrs. John Erb, Millersburg). One daughter (Sarah) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Griner Conservative Church, in charge of Sam T. Eash and Noah Zehr. Text: I Sam. 20: 18.
Myers, -- Harvey M., son of the late Isaiah and Elizabeth (Meyers) Myers, was born Feb. 17, 1893; died March 23, 1951; aged 58 y.1 m. 6 d. He lived in Bedminster Twp., all his life except one year, when he lived in Lansdale, Pa. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour; he was a faithful member of the Deep Run church, until the Lord called him home. On Nov. 24, 1915, he was married to Mary Leatherman. To this union were born 2 sons and one daughter. One son (Wilmer) preceded him in death Oct. 5, 1920. He was chosen by lot to the office of deacon at the Deep Run Church May 24, 1932. In this capacity he faithfully served until his death. He was a farmer all his life, except for a few years when he worked as a carpenter. Surviving are his widow, one son (Garwood), and one daughter (Mrs. James Gross), 3 grandchildren, one brother (Joseph), 3 sisters (Mrs. Anna Leatherman, Mrs. Frank Spurl, and Elizabeth price), and a number of friends. He served as a member of the board of the convalescent home at Unionville from the time the home was started. Funeral services were held at his home in charge of Joseph Gross, and at the Deep Run Church, in charge of Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace, assisted by Arthur Ruth. Text: Phil. 1: 21. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth, -- Emma E., daughter of Debold and Anna (Schertz) Householder, was born in Eureka, Woodford Co., Ill., July 11, 1897; passed away May 7, 1951, at her home near Gibson City, Ill.; aged 53 y. 9 m. 26 d. Early in life she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour; she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death. On Sept. 8, 1921, she was united in marriage to Wilbur J. Roth, of Morton, Ill. To this union were born 3 children (Doris, Amelia, Morris Dean, and Gene Ann). In 1945 they moved from the farm near Morton, Ill., to a farm near Gibson City. She is survived by her husband and children, her aged father, one brother (Peter), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Amos Newhouser and Mrs. John C. Newhouser, Eureka, Ill.; and Mrs. Austin Roth, Morton, Ill.). Her mother preceded her in death. Her cheerfulness and faith in the Lord won her a host of friends. Her loving kindness will long be remembered by those who learned to know her. Funeral services were held May 10 at the Bethel Mennonite Church near Pekin, Ill., with Samuel Ummel, Roy D> Roth, and Lloyd Gundy officiating.
Rufenacht, --Simon Cletus, son of John and Elizabeth (Yoder) Rufenacht, was born near Wheatland, Hickory Co., Mo., Dec. 25, 1871; departed from this life at the Western Hospital, Clinton, Mo., June 18, 1951; aged 79 y. 5 m. 24 d. Death resulted from a heart attack. In early life he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On Dec. 25, 1899, he was united in marriage to Nora Ella Oesch, of Wheatland, Mo. They resided at Wheatland until 1903, when they moved to Cass Co., Mo. To this union were born 2 sons (Cletus, Macomb, Ill.; and Herbert, Creighton, Mo.). Surviving are his wife, 2 sons and one brother (Grant, Lowry City, Mo.), His parents, one brother, and 5 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church on June 21. Burial was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Slabaugh, -- Daniel, son of the late Jacob and Susan (Miller) Slabaugh, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, June 10, 1880; died at his home near Hartville, Stark Co., Ohio, June 16, 1951; aged 71 y. 6 d. On March 13, 1902, he was united in marriage to Salome Troyer, also of Holmes Co. To this union were born 9 children (miry Ann, Esther, Niva, Mildred, Simon, Ervin, Wallace, Freeman, and Elton). In 1911, they moved to Stark Co., locating near Hartville, where he spent the remainder of his life except for a few years spent in Indiana. In January, 1919, his companion passed away leaving alone with eight children. On March 14, 1921, he was united in marriage to Martha Schmucker, of Elkhart Co., Ind. To this union were born 5 children (Edna, Viola, Laura, Raymond, and William). In 1922 he and his companion united with the Mennonite Church of which he continued as a member until his death. Death came unexpectedly, although his health had been poor at times. He was the youngest and only surviving member of a family of 17 children. One son (Ervin), 2 daughters (Niva-Mrs. Henry Miller and Esther-Mrs. Sim Stutzman), and one granddaughter preceded him in death. Surviving are his companion, 5 daughters (Mary Ann-Mrs. Emanuel Hostetler, Mildred-Mrs. Roman C. Miller, Edna-Mrs. John Lundgren, all of Hartville, Ohio; Viola-Mrs. Claude Bender, Wooster, Ohio; and Laura, at home), 6 sons (Simon, Wallace and Freeman, Hartville; Elton, Santa Clara, Calif.; and Raymond and William at home), 37 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Hartville Mennonite Church, with O. N. Johns in charge and Roman Miller assisting. Interment was made in the King Church Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
King, -- Mary Allie (Mayme), daughter of Levi J. and Barbara (Yoder) King, was born May 26, 1876; passed away unexpectedly June 19, 1951, at her home in Liberty Twp.; 75 y. 24 d. In Early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became one of the members of the Bethel Mennonite congregation when the church was organized, remaining faithful until death. Much of her life was spent in serving others. She worked at the Mennonite Orphans' Homes for several years, after which she did practical nursing and helped elderly people until her health failed. She was interested in the welfare of the church and in sewing circle work. Surviving are 3 brothers (David B., Wellman, Iowa; John Y., at home; Ben B., Sheldon, Wis.), 3 sisters (Lora Ann and Delilah, at home and Mrs. Siddie B. Oyer, Goshen, Ind.), 20 nephews, and nieces, 44 great-nephews and nieces, one great-great-nephew and many friends. Her parents, a brother (Oliver), an infant sister, and 2 infant brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held June 21 at the Bethel Church, in charge of Abram Kaufman and Marion Y. King. Burial was made in the Yoder Cemetery on the Ludlow Road.
Lehman, -- Peter, son of the late Simon and Mary (Hirschey) Lehman, was born at New Bremen, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1866; died suddenly at his home, June 8, 1951; aged 85 y. 4 m. 27 d. Dec. 16, 1895, he was united in marriage to Mary Kennel, who passed away Oct. 5, 1946. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church. Surviving are 4 children (Aaron and Emanuel, Castorland, N. Y.; Simon and Rosina, at home), 13 grandchildren, 4 sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Croghan A. M. Church by the local ministry. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Miller, -- Fanny, daughter of Christian and Susanna (Christner) Troyer, was born Aug. 19, 1875, near Goshen, Ind.; died at her home near Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 28, 1951; aged 75 y. 6 m. 9 d. Death followed a complication of illnesses immediately caused by gangrene. When she was seventeen years old she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful throughout her life. Sept. 24, 1893, she was united in marriage to Noah S. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mary-Mrs. John I. Helmuth and Susie-Mrs. Chriss A. Gingerich, Kalona, Iowa), 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother (Jeff S., Topeka, Ind.), one half brother (David C., Goshen, Ind.), one half sister (Annie-Mrs. Enos Glick, Shipshewana, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, step-mother, stillborn twin sons, one brother, 3 sisters, 2 half sisters, one infant grandson, and one infant great-grandson preceded her in death. In 1924 she and her husband and daughter moved from Indiana to Iowa, where the other daughter had already made her home. Funeral services were held at the home and at Fairview church on March 2. Burial was made in the near-by Fairview Cemetery. E. G. Swartzendruber, Albert S. Miller, and M. Swartzendruber officiated. Texts: Ps. 50; John 14; II Tim. 4: 7, 8.
Miller, -- Ira Scott, son of Clegget and Margaret Miller, was born in Hagerstown, Md.; died June 15, 1951; aged 63 y. He practiced his profession as a doctor for thirty-four years in Hanover, Pa. Surviving are his wife (Mary Hershey Miller), one daughter (Zelah Frances Bender, Mt. Joy, Pa.), and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, York Road, with Richard Danner and Amos Shank officiating.
Reed, -- Suzanne, daughter of the late Henry H. and Susan (Ressler) Good, was born near Elida, Allen Co., Ohio, April 2, 1884; departed from this life June 13, 1951; aged 67 y. 2 m. 11 d. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Robert Smith, Akron, Ohio; and Mrs. Mrs. Albert Trobian, Cheswick, Pa.), 2 grandsons, 4 brothers (Emanuel, Lima, Ohio; Levi, Roanoke, Va.; Henry, South Boston, Va.; and John F., Knoxville, Tenn., and Mary M. Balogahan, India.). The last eight years she was a director at a girls' training school in Adrian, Mich. Hoping to recuperate from illness, she went to the home of her brother (John), in Knoxville, Tenn., and the following day, April 7, 1951, was place in a Knoxville Hospital where she was a patient until death. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted by George Creswell and William Jennings. Burial was made in the Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Rich, -- John, son of John and Mary (Nofziger) Rich, was born May 26, 1885, at Stuttgart, Ark; passed away March 24, 1951, at the Detweiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio; aged 65 y. 9 m. 28 d. On March 21, 1906, he was united in marriage to Ellen Nofziger, also of Stuttgart, Ark. To this union were born 3 children (Lester, Clarence and Olive, all of Archbold, Ohio). His father died twenty days before John was born and his mother passed away when he was four and one half years old. He and his sister (Katie, who preceded him in death in 1936) were reared in the home of Bishop Jacob Yoder, who had also adopted Rudy Sutter and Mr. J. B. Springs. In 1920 he moved from Stuttgart to the Archbold community, where he was in residence and in business from that time on. He was a loyal supported of the church, a member from the time of his youth, his 3 children, and 5 grandchildren to continue their labors. Funeral services were held March 27 at the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold, Ohio, with Philemon L. Frey officiating. Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Risser, -- Lizzie Stern, was born Dec. 6, 1886; departed from this life very unexpectedly of a heart attack, June 28, 1951; aged 64 y. 6 m. 22 d. She was united in marriage to Menno H. Risser, who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. Surviving are 4 sons and one daughter (Tillman, Christ, Phares, Paul, and Mrs. Eugene Rissser, all of Elizabethtown, Pa.), and a number of grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Risser Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Miller Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, and at the Risser meetinghouse, July 2 by Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Zuercher, -- Caroline, daughter of Christian and Anna (Boegli) Welty, was born at the family home in Wayne Co., near Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1868; passes away June 29, 1951; aged 82 y. 8 m. 26 d. She was the youngest of a family of seven children. Two brothers and one sister died of diphtheria in 1858. One sister (Dinah-the late Mrs. Dan Gerber) survived the disease. Another sister (Fanny) died in 1927. At the age of sixteen she expressed her allegiance to her Lord and united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Dalton, Ohio, J. N. Nussbaum officiating. Oct. 27, 1908, she was married to Jacob D. Zuercher, from Berne, Ind. Surviving are her husband, their one child (Ivan) 3 grandchildren, one sister (Sarah Shumaker Resser), and many nephews and nieces. She was a true and loving helpmeet to her husband. In her last years she was called on to witness in patient bodily suffering for many months. Her quiet disposition, her kindly spirit, and her simple faith in God were a silent bur effective witness of Christian living. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Kidron Church July 2 by Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bennett.-Walter Lee, son of John and Mary (Vint) Bennett, was born in Pendleton Co., W. Va., March 23, 1879; died at David Memorial Hospital, Elkins, W. Va., June 8, 1951; aged 72 y. 2 m. 15 d. Surviving are his wife (Lettie Alice Bennett), 5 sons, (Arlie, Walter, and Tennie, Whitmer, W. Va.; Arthur, Akron, Ohio; and Ezra, Mingo, W. Va.), 3 daughters (Mrs. August Lemaster, Durbin, W. Va.; Mrs. Foster Bodkin, Whitmer, W. Va.; and Mrs. Arthur Hedrick, Elkins, W. Va.), 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a number of grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held June 10 at the Whitmer Methodist Church, with Stellman Teter in charge. Interment was made in the family cemetery on the Bennett farm.
Dukes.-Alice M. Dukes was born in Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1893; died at the Toledo, Ohio, Hospital July 14, 1951, after a month's hospitalization; aged 57 y. 6 m. 24 d. She was united in marriage to Carl Schmul, who died, leaving one daughter and one son. Later she was married to Clarence Strieder, who also died, leaving two daughters. Her third marriage was to James Dukes, who survives. About four years ago she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was received by baptism into the Mennonite Church at the Springfield Chapel, Holland, Ohio. She gave expression to her faith in Christ throughout her years as a Christian, especially during her last illness. Remaining are her husband, one son (Lawrence Schmuhl, Los Angeles, Calif.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Edna Pierczarkowitz, St. Louis, Mo.; and Mrs. Hazel Sowers, Swanton, Ohio), one granddaughter, and 4 sisters (Mrs. Bertha Harmon, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Helen Jones, Constantine, Mich.; Mrs. Doris Gilmore, Tucson, Ariz.; Louella Sielken, Toledo). One daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Springfield Twp. Chapel near Holland, Ohio, July 17, conducted by Raymond Richer and E. B. Frey. Text: I Cor. 15:55-58.
Goss.-Aldus H., son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth (Hackman) Goss, was born March 25, 1876; died July 2, 1951, at his home in Pequea Twp., Pa.., where he had lived his entire life; aged 75 y. 3 m. 7 d. Death followed a lengthy illness; he was bedfast only two weeks. In his younger years he united with the Byerland Mennonite Church, Willow Street, Pa., remaining faithful until death. Nov. 29, 1900, he was united in marriage to Lydia A. Lefever. To this union were born 2 sons (Samuel L. and Enos L.) and one daughter (Mary Edna), who passed away in 1904. His wife died Nov. 1, 1916. One March 2, 1920, he was united in marriage to Frances K. Root, who died Dec. 25, 1920. On Jan. 18, 1923, he was married to Ella H. Thomas, who survives. A daughter (Rhoda) born in 1926, predeceased him. Surviving are 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Benjamin, Conestoga, Pa.; and John G., Lancaster Pa.), one sister (Emma--Mrs. B. A. Eckman, Ontario, Calif.) and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Gundel Funeral Home, conducted by James Hess, and at the Byerland Church by Maris W. Hess and Henry Nauman. Test: II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershey.-Lavina N., daughter of Christian K. and Fanny (Nissley) Hostetter, was born near Mt. Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 14, 1860; died July 1, 1951, at her home in Manheim, Pa.; aged 91 y. 5 m. 16 d. Death followed an illness of a year and a half; during the last three months she was bedfast. Nov. 24, 1881, she was married to Amos H. Hershey, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters and one son (Mrs. Fannie H. Lapp, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Alice H. Mumaw and M. Esther Hershey, at home; Harry H. Hershey, Manheim, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. An infant son preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Manheim, Pa., Mennonite Church for many years and was active in sewing circle work. Funeral services were held July 4 at the home and at the Manheim Church, conducted by Ira B. Huber and Homer D. Bomberger. Test: Job 5:26. Interment was made in Kauffmans Mennonite Cemetery.
Horst.-Anna Rebecca, daughter of Jacob and Caroline (Boyer) Beutler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 1, 1864; passed from this life at the home of her daughter, near White Cloud, Mich., June 15, 1951; aged 86 y. 11 m. 14 d. On Feb. 12, 1899, she was married to Daniel Horst, who preceded her in death by ten years. To this union was born one daughter (Dorcas May). In April, 1905, they moved from Wakarusa, Ind., to Newaygo Co., Mich., thus being numbered among the Mennonite pioneers of that area-a part of the nucleus which later became known as the White Cloud Mennonite Church. She and her husband showed keen interest in the work of the church and served in various capacities. By marriage she became mother to three small children, one of whom predeceased her. Remaining are one stepdaughter (Mrs. Bertha Blosser, North Lima, Ohio), one stepson (Clarence Horst, Westlake, Ohio), one daughter (Dorcas Haight, White Cloud, Mich.), one sister (Mrs. S. C. Hartzler, Wakarusa, Ind.), 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the Big Prairie Union Church on June 19 and at the Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., June 20. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the Olive Church. Officiating ministers were Edward D. Jones, C. C. Culp, and Warren Shaum.
Lehman.-Mary, daughter of Elizabeth and Adam Berg, was born Jan. 31, 1862, near Hess, Darmstadt, Germany; died May 4, 1951, at the home of her son (David) near Marshallville, Ohio; aged 89 y. 3 m. 4 d. The oldest of eight children, she emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen, leaving her parents and brothers and sisters. Arriving in the United States, she went to the home of an uncle (Louis Berg) at Dalton, Oho. Later she lived with the Gabriel Rohrer family near Burton City, Oho, until her marriage to Daniel Lehman Feb. 7, 1885. Her husband, an infant son, 2 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (David, Marshallville, Ohio; Benjamin, Lizzie-Mrs. C. I. Gable and Mary-Mrs. John Begly, all of West Salem, Ohio), 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 cousins (Peter Berg, Monmouth, Oreg.; and Anna Lily, Dalton, Ohio). She and her husband united with the Martins Mennonite Church after their marriage, remaining faithful until death. She not only labored diligently for the material well-being of her household but was much concerned for their spiritual welfare. The last four and one half years she was bedfast. Funeral services were in charge of Stanford Mumaw, assisted by E. F. Hartzler and Marion Berg. Burial was made in the Martins Cemetery.
Yoder.-Hiram Jacob Yoder was born near Goshen, Ind., May 1, 1875; died June 5, 1951; aged 76 y. 1 m. 4 d. Surviving are his wife (Rhoda Shenk Yoder), 6 children (Wayne, Van Nuys, Calif.; Louise-Mrs. Oscar Wideman, Sheridan, Oreg.; Max, also of Sheridan; Margaret-Mrs. Paul Buckwalter, Albany, Oreg.; Jessie-Mrs. Eldon Hamilton, missionary in Mexico; Robert, of Sheridan), one brother (Martin M., Haper, Kans.), 17 grandchildren and a large number of friends. One son (Russel) died in infancy. As a young man he grew up in Kansas and Oklahoma. With his father he was among the early pioneers who ran in the opening of the Oklahoma Strip to homesteaders. He loved the frontier life and for many years, even of late, talked of the new frontiers in Central and South America as potential self-supporting mission areas. He was married in 1905. He and his wife resided in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma till 1920, when they moved to Tuleta, Texas. There they lived till 1936, when they moved to Sheridan, Oreg. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Lord and sought fellowship in the Mennonite Church of which he remained a faithful member until death. He was a friend to all. Although his voice is stilled, yet the words he has spoken still live in the minds of many, pointing them to the Christian life. He was a devoted husband and a companion to his children. Funeral services were conducted by Ernest Garber and Henry Wolfer June 9 at the Sheridan Church. Interment was made in the Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery.
Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana