Bechtel, -- Henry B., son of the late John and Elizabeth (Bower) Bechtel, was born July 25, 1880; died at his home at New Berlinville, Pa., April 12, 1951; aged 70 y. 8 m. 17 d. Surviving are his wife, Mary and children (Naomi-Mrs. Kenneth Mest, Philip, Jesse, Mary-Mrs. Homer Schneck and Sarah-Mrs. Paul Forsythe), also 7 grandchildren, 1 brother (Allen), and 2 sisters (Annie and Katie). Funeral services were held at the home by Alfred A. Detweiler and at the Boyertown Mennonite Church by Elias Kulp and Stanley Beidler. Text: II For. 5: 1. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
Martin, -- Lauren Ray, son of Henry and Iva (Eshleman) Martin, Hagerstown, Md., was born Jan. 8, 1951; died at the Washington Co., Hospital, April 19, 1951; aged 3 m. 11 d. His sudden death came as a result of an infection of the pituitary gland. He is survived by his parents, 1 sister (Linda Mae), the maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John S. Eshleman) and the paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Eli H. Martin) all of Hagerstown; great-grandparent (Mrs. Amanda Eshleman, Smithsburg, Md.). Funeral services were held April 22 at the home and at the Paradise Mennonite Church in charge of John Risser and Samuel Martin. Text: John 1: 21. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Harry J., son of John D. and Eliza Jane (Stutzman) Miller, was born Nov. 9, 1898 at Kalona, Iowa, and came to Oklahoma with his parents at the age of seven years; died May 14, 1951, at the Western State Hospital, Supply, Okla.; aged 52 y. 6 m. 5 d. His death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. He was baptized upon confession of faith in Christ at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Hydro, Okla., April 18, 1926. On Sept. 16, 1931, he was married to Amanda Lindemann. To this union were born five children (Naomi Ruth-Mrs. Ivan Hogg, Audrey Mae, David Gearhard, Arnold H. and John Henry). Theses with his stepmother, survive, also 4 brothers (Menno J., Marion J., Raymond J. and Emery J.) and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church in charge of Joe G. Hartzler and Joe Slagell.
Miller, -- Mary Whilhelmena, daughter of Thomas B. and Frances (Nelson) Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., March 12, 1868; died at her home in Newaygo Co., Mich., Jan. 16, 1951; aged 82 y. 10 m. 4 d. On April 14, 1888, she was married to John F. Miller at Shore, Ind. To this union were born 10 children. Two preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband and children (Clarence, Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Pearl Fry, Peoria, Ill.; Ray, Fremont, Mich.; Fred, Eureka, Ill.; Oliver, Newaygo, Mich.; Mrs. Frances Dunworth, Croton, Mich.; Mrs. Fern Kinney, Eusley, Mich.; and Neil, Fremont, Mich.), 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Sadie J. Miller), 1 brother (Oliver Nelson, Newaygo, Mich.), and many nieces and nephews. She was among the early Mennonite Settlers of Newaygo Co., Mich., and a member of the White Cloud Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at Big Prairie Union Church building on Jan. 19, in charge of Edwin J. Yoder and Edw. D. Jones. Text: Eccl. 8: 8. Burial was made in the Big Prairie Cemetery in charge of Edw. D. Jones.
Myers, -- Henry J., son of Henry N. and Sophia (Shank) Myers, was born Jan. 28, 1858, near Oakwood, Ohio; departed this life Feb. 10, 1951; aged 93y. 13 d. Death followed a broken hip. He lived near Oakwood on the home farm all his life with the exception of sixteen years which he spent in Pennsylvania. There he married Susie Shank. To this union were born 2 daughters and 1 son. He was preceded in death by his daughters and wife. His son resides in Maryland. He is the last of family of nine children. He leaves 3 nieces, 9 nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was baptized in the Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church in 1936 and held to this faith until death. Funeral was conducted by M. L. Troyer. Burial was made in the Cascade Cemetery near Cloverdale, Ohio.
Newcomer, -- Ida B., daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Buckwalter) Newcomer, was born Jan. 31, 1869; passed away in the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., March 3, 1951; aged 82 y. 1 m. 2 d. She was a faithful member of Habecker's Mennonite Church and was president of the sewing circle for thirty-five years. Surviving are 1 sister (Mary N., Lancaster, Pa.), with whom she lived and 2 brothers (Jacob B. and Christian B., both of Lancaster, Pa.), also a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 7 at the home by Christian Charles and at Habecker's Mennonite Church by Christian Lehman and Jacob Habecker. Text: Rev. 14: 13. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Oyer, -- Emma, daughter of John P. and Mary (Smith) Oyer, was born near Metamora, Ill., Aug. 6, 1886; fell asleep quietly and peacefully May 10, 1951; aged 64 y. 9m. 4 d. At the age of fourteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Metamora Mennonite Church. Some years later she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Home Mission in Chicago and in 1907 became a regular worker at that place, devoting the rest of her lifetime in faithful services. In 1946 failing health forced her to retire from active service and she came to the home of her parents and sisters at St. Johns, Mich. She transferred her membership to the Bethel Mennonite Church near Ashley, Mich., participating in the various activities and fellowship with the group when health permitted. During the past five years she spent many months in bed, having intervals of partial recovery and fairly good health. On the evening of May 9 she suffered a sudden heart attack and passed away early the next morning. She leaves her aged parents, 3 brothers (Edward, Eureka, Ill.; Elmer J., Paxton, Ill.; Daniel S., Eureka, Mich.), and 3 sisters (Lydia and Edna, at home; Esther-Mrs. Cyril Smith, St. Johns, Mich.). Three infant brothers and her brother Noah, Goshen, Ind., preceded her in death. Funeral services at he home were conducted by I. W. Royer, Orrville, Ohio, and at the Bethel Church by J. D. Graber and S. C. Yoder. Interment was made in the Washington Twp. Cemetery.
Schaefer, -- William, son of the late Conrad and Magdalena (Schwartzentruber) Schaefer, was born Sept. 21, 1879, at Baden, Ont.; passed away at the Lewis Co., General Hospital, Lowville, N. Y., May 1, 1951; aged 71 y. 7 m. 10 d. Death was caused by a heart ailment from which he had suffered two years. On Feb. 1, 1906, he was married to Katherine Lehman at New Bremen, N. Y. He is survived by his wife, 5 sons (Stanley, Harmon, N. Y.; Sidney, Singers Glen, Va.; Harold, Boonville, N. Y.; John, Malone, N.Y., Donald, Lowville, N. Y.), 3 daughters (Doris-Mrs. Donald Jantzi, Adams, N. Y.; Katherine-Mrs. Leon Martin, Castorland, N. Y.; Marian-Mrs. Glen Stalter, Flanagan, Ill.), 16 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Conrad, Vancouver, B. C. ; Levi and Joseph, Kitchener, Ont.), and 3 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. Frank Britton, Williamsville, N. Y. ; Mrs. Lena Siefried, Portland, N. Y.; and Marie Schaefer, Vernon, B. C.). Funeral services were held from the Conservative A. M. Church, Croghan, N. Y., where he was a faithful member for forty-five years. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Tennis, -- Lorraine Deloris, daughter of Jacob and Mabel (Hertzler) Tennis, was stillborn in Seidle Memorial Hospital Mechanicsburg, Pa., April 26, 1951. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, 1 sister (Miriam), 1 brother (Larry), and grandparents. The body was laid to rest in the Slate Hill Cemetery.
Yoder, -- Daniel K., son of the late Daniel and Lydia (Byler) Yoder, was born near Belleville, Pa., June 25, 1860; departed this life at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Menno R. Zehr), near Gladys, Va., May 11, 1951, after a brief bronchial illness caused by virus infection; aged 90 y. 10 m. 16 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in which he remained faithful till death. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fanny K. Albright, an infant daughter (Elizabeth), his second wife, Mattie Albright, and his third wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Yoder, widow of the late Jonas Yoder of near Belleville. Funeral services were conducted in Perrows Chapel in charge of C. L. Ressler, Nevin Bender, and Milton Hostetler. Laid to rest in the private cemetery near his home.
Zook, -- Jonathan Roland, son of the late John G., and Catherine (King) Zook, was born Jan. 29, 1879; died at his residence in Allensville, Pa., April 4, 1951; aged 72 y. 2m. 6 d. He had been in ill health and unable to work for about ten days. Death was due to a hear condition. Surviving are his wife, Laura, 6 brothers and 3 sisters (Joshua B., Allensville; Jacob A., Springfield, Ohio; Milton, Portsmouth, Va.; Leo P., Summit Hill, Pa.; Blaine C., Altoona, Pa.; Oliver H., Belleville, Pa.; Mrs. Ella Hostetler, Tampico, Ill.; Anna-Mrs. Roy Phillips and Carrie-Mrs. Harry Kennedy of Allensville). He was a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church where he attended services regularly. Funeral services were conducted on April 7, in charge of Raymond R. Peachey. Burial was made in the Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.
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Andres, -- Mary Ellen, daughter of Vincent and Mary Ellen Moyer, was born in Salford Twp., July 23, 1908; died March 6, 1951, at her home in Bedminster, Pa.; aged 43 y. 7 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage Jan. 1, 1927 to Wilson Andres. To this union were born 6 daughters and 1 son: Mrs. Norman Freed, Telford, Pa.; Mrs. Harvey Kolb, Bedminster, Pa.; Mrs. Earl Keeler, Lansdale, Pa.; Wilson, Jr., Esther, Mary Ellen, and Gloria Jean, at home. For the last year she was sick a few time sin the hospital. She was a kind and loving Christian wife and mother. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful till the end. Surviving are her husband, 6 daughters, 1 son, 2 grandchildren, her mother, and 7 sisters, also a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 11, at the Deep Run, Pa., Mennonite Church, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace. Text: II Tim. 4: 6-8. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Bontrager, -- Jacob D., son of the late Daniel J., and Lovina (Mast) Bontrager, was born Dec. 18, 1887, near Middlebury, Ind.; passed away in a South Bend, Ind., hospital Jan. 29, 1951; aged 63 y. 1 m. 11 d. He was united in marriage to Fannie Schrock April 29, 1909. His wife, 6 sons, and 4 daughters (Simon, Goshen, Ind.; Clara-Mrs. Joseph A. Gingerich, Riverside, Iowa; Lara-Mrs. Jeff Ropp, Kalona, Iowa; Daniel, Goshen; Viola-Mrs. Christ Gignerich, Peru, Ind.; Ida-Mrs. Raymond Helmuth, Ezra, Gideon, Elam, Lloyd, all of Goshen, Ind.), survive; also 4 brothers (John, Mose, Levi, Middlebury, Ind.; Gideon, Goshen), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Milo Miller, Goshen; Mrs. Ora Mast and Mrs. Eli Hershberger, Middleburg). He was a member of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church, was ordained to the ministry in 1917 and in 1938 to the office of bishop. Death was caused by a basal skull and should fracture received from a falling limb when cutting down trees on his home farm on Jan. 23. He underwent brain surgery several days later but passed away soon after the operation. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at the Neil Hochstetler home, conducted by Milo Yoder and Elam Hochstetler in German and by Ira Johns in English. Burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery.
Bowman, --Velina, daughter of the late Abraham and Susana (Creesman) Weber, was born near Kitchener, Ont., June 11, 1875; departed this life at the High River Hospital, after some weeks of illness, May 13, 1951; aged 75 y. 11 m. 2 d. On Nov. 7, 1894, she was united in marriage to Tilman Bowman of Kitchener, Ont., where they resided for about ten years. In 1904 she moved with her husband and family to the Aldersyde district in Alberta, where she resided until her death. To this union were born 3 children. Surviving are 1 daughter (Nellie-Mrs. Lloyd Moyer, Aldersyde, Alta., with whom she made her home), 1 son (Delton, Aldersyde, Alta.), and 2 brothers (Cyrus, Kitchener, and Manasseh, Ashland, Oreg.). She was preceded in death by one son (Gordon), in 1926 and her husband in 1941. She accepted Christ in early life, uniting with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member until her departure. Funeral services were held in the Mount View Mennonite Church near Aldersyde, Alta., May 16, in charge of C. J. Ramer and H. R. Boettger. Text: Rev. 14: 13. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Gingerich, -- Richard Ivan, son of Rufus and Rhoda Gingerich, was born at Wolford, N. Dak., June 9, 1937; died May 22, 1951; aged 13 y. 11 m. 13 d. The cause of his death was a tractor accident. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his grief-stricken parents, 2 brothers (Robert and Raymond), 1 grandfather, 1 grandmother, 1 step-grandmother, 12 uncles, 5 aunts, and many other relatives and friends. One grandfather, 1 grandmother, 5 uncles and 4 aunts preceded him in death. At the age of eleven he was baptized and received into the church of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held May 25, at the home by John Stoll and Eli G. Hochstedler. Text: II Kings 4: 26; Job 1: 21.
Glick, -- Susan, daughter of Joseph and Fannie (Troyer) Slabauch, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 18, 1871; died at her home near Topeka, Ind., April 18, 1951; aged 80 y. She confessed Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was a faithful member of the Old Order Amish Church at the time of her death. She was married to Abraham S. Bontrager, Jan. 13, 1891. To this union were born 7 children, of whom six survive. Amanda-Mrs. Menno Miller, died July 6, 1930. She is survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters (Joe, Kokomo, Ind.; William, Middlebury, Ind.; Daniel, Calon, Mich.; Edna-Mrs. Seth Troyer, Mio, Mich.; Eltan and Nora-Mrs. Will Beachy, both of Topeka), 31 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Amanda-Mrs. Clarence Bontrager, Mattie-Mrs. Joe R. Bontrager), 1 brother (Joe), all of Middlebury, Ind. Two great-grandchildren and 1 brother preceded her in death. Her husband died April 26, 1930. She was married again on April 15, 1932, to Daniel Glick. He died March 23, 1943. On Nov. 28, 1950, she suffered a stroke and was in bed nearly five months. Funeral services were held April 21, at William Miller's, in charge of Enos Fry, Perry Yoder, and Dan Mast. Interment was made in the Bontrager Cemetery.
Grove, -- Walter C., son of Isaac and Elizabeth Grove, was born at Weyers Cave, Va., April 25, 1880; died March 24, 1951, at his winger home in Sarasota, Fla.; aged 70 y. 11 m. His death resulted from injuries received in a fall while working on March 20, 1951. On Jan. 1, 1905, he was united in marriage to Clara Shank of Denbigh, Va., who survives him. They had one child (Edna) who preceded him in death in 1941. He had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from his youth. He was unusually mild-mannered man and was uniquely fitted for the office of deacon in which capacity he served the Lord and the church for twenty-six years. Funeral services were held at the chapel in Fort Lincoln Cemetery near Washington, D. C.
Headings, -- Daniel J., son of John and Sarah Headings, was born near New Castle, Pa., April 21, 1885; passed away at his home in Hutchinson, Kans., May 1, 1951; aged 66 y. 9 m. He was in failing health ever since a major automobile accident eight years ago. Tuberculosis and an internal cancerous condition were the immediate causes of his death. He accepted Christ as his Saviour as a youth and as he grew older in years he grew also in the grace and knowledge of Christ. He was baptized in the Mish Church near Partridge, Kans. He was united in marriage to Susie Yoder Feb. 7, 1907. Together they became charter members of the Yoder Mennonite Church, Yoder, Kans. They adopted 3 children into their home (Barbara-Mrs. D. W. Bontrager, Scott City, Kans.; Alpha J., Kauffman, Haven, Kans.; and Mrs. Sylvia Schrock, Manhattan Beach, Calif.). This home was also the home of many others young and old who found refuge in its hospitality. He retired from active farming about nineteen years ago. In 1939 they moved into the Mennonite Mission Home in Hutchinson where they served faithfully, visiting the aged and sick and leading may to the Lord Jesus. When they moved to Hutchinson they transferred their membership to the mission congregation where Bro. Headings was a member at the time of his death. More than a year ago they asked to be relieved of the heavy mission work but served on faithfully until someone was secured March 1, 1951. Preceding him in death were his parents and 1 brother (Will). He is survived by his loving wife, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Valentine and Sam), 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie Nisley and Mrs. Emma Yutzy), all of Hutchinson, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Yoder Mennonite Church May 3, in charge of Harry A. Diener, J. G. Hartzler, and Sanford E. King. Text: II Cor. 5: 1. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Marner, -- Eli G., son of Gideon and Elizabeth (Lehman) Marner, was born Nov. 27, 1876; passed away at his home near Parnell, Iowa, May 22, 1951; aged 74 y. 5 m. 25 d. Although bedfast only two weeks, his illness of heart disease extended over a period of eight years. On Jan. 3, 1904, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Kinsinger, who survives. To this union were born 4 children (John, Parnell; Vertie, Iowa City, Iowa; Ora, Parnell; Susan, at home). Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Isaac, and Gideon, Wellman, Iowa; Elmer, Tucson, Ariz.), and 1 sister (Alice, Kalona, Iowa). Two brother, 2 sisters, and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death, always attending church whenever health permitted. Funeral services were held at the West Union Church on May 25 in charge of John Y. Swartzendruber and Paul T. Guengerich.
Nafziger, -- Henry, son of Jacob and Mary (Rychener) Nafziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 3, 1876; departed this life at his home in Archbold, May 13, 1951; aged 75 y. 2 m. 10 d. On Jan. 1, 1903, he was united in marriage to Mary Sauder. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member, serving on the building committee when the church was built and as church trustee for several years. He died of a heart attack. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 1 sister, and 1 granddaughter, and leaves to mourn his sudden departure: a sorrowing companion, 2 sons (Raymond and Edwin), 1 daughter (Cora), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (William H. and Charles J.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mattie Wyse and Sarah-Mrs. Peter Beck), 1 sister-in-law (Mrs. Amanda Nafziger), all residing in the immediate community and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 16, in the Central Mennonite Church, in charge of D. L. Sommers and P. L. Frey. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.
Newcomer, -- John H., son of Abraham and Mary (Hoover) Newcomer, was born March 5, 1893, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind.; passed away peacefully at his home in Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 22, 1951, after having had a stroke; aged 57 y. 11m. 17 d. On Dec. 18, 1916, he was united in marriage to Pearl Maust, Nappanee, Ind., who survives him. Also surviving are his children (Franklin, North Adams, Mich.; Ruby-Mrs. Ira Hartman, Wakarusa; Marvin, Wakarusa), 6 grandchildren, and 1 sister (Nettie-Mrs. Lee Blake, Goshen, Ind.). He united with the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church in 1916 and was a faithful member throughout the remainder of his life. Funeral services were held in the Lienhart Funeral Home and the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church in charge of John H. Mosemann, assisted by Abram Hartman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Rheinheimer, -- Jacob, son of John and Anna (Miller) Rheinheimer, was born Feb. 27, 1870, two mile s east of Emma, Lagrange Co., Ind.; departed this life May 2, 1951, as the result of a heart condition; aged 81 y. 2 m. 5 d. He lived near Shipshewana, Ind., all his life except five years during the time he lived at Middlebury, Ind. He was married four times. In 1891 he was married to Rachel Sontshimer; in 1898 to Mary Johns; in 1935, to Emma Hostetler; and in 1947, to Nancy Jane Davidhizer, who survives him. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ed and Fred, both of Shipshewana) and 1 step-granddaughter (Mrs. Mary Kathryn Nisely, Millersburg, Ind.), for whom he had provided a home since her childhood. One son, 5 sisters, and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Other survivors are 23 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. For sixty years he was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church and faithful in attendance when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite Church by the home ministry.
Roth, -- Annie, daughter of David and Mary (Shuman) Boshart, was born at Phillipsburg, Ont., Nov. 28, 1890; passed away at her home at Wellesley, Ont., after a lengthy illness, May 22, 1951; aged 60 y. 5 m. 24 d. In 1915, she was married to Joseph Z. Roth. She was a member of the Shantz Mennonite Church where she faithfully attended as long as her health permitted. Surviving besides her husband, are her mother, 2 brothers (Eli, Carthage, N. Y. and Henry, St. Jacobs, Ont.), and 1 sister (Emma-Mrs. David Zehr, Bad Axe, Mich.). Funeral services were conducted at the home and at Shantz Mennonite Church by L. H. Witmer and M. H. Roth. Burial in the Shantz Cemetery.
Roth, -- Loren Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Roth, was born March 5, 1926, at Albany, Oreg.; passed away May 1, 1951, at Klamath Falls, Oreg.; aged 25 y. 1m. 26 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his early teens and was a member of the Grace Mennonite Church at Albany. He was united in marriage to Josephine Lucille England May 30, 1948. He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter (Diane Lee, 18 months), his parents, 3 brothers (Earl, Clayton, and Leonard), 1 sister (Rosalie), and 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Mary Steckly and Mrs. Rosina Roth). Funeral services were held at Albany, May 4, in charge of Melvin Keeler. Concluding services at Willamette Memorial Park.
Shoemaker, -- Joseph, was born on the Shoemaker homestead Feb. 10, 1862, and resided there until death, April 15, 1951; aged 89 y. 3 m. 5 d. Death was caused by Various physical disorders. In March, 1886, he married Eliza Burkhardt, who died in November, 1916. To this union were born 2 sons (Israel, living on the home farm, and Edwin, who died at birth). In December, 1919, he was united in marriage to Lovina Snider, who died in May, 1930. In his early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church and later became a charter member of the Floradale Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until death. The three and one-half years he regularly attended the Bethel Mennonite Church. He leaves to mourn 1 son and daughter-in-law, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Jane-Mrs. Jake Dreisinger, Elmira, Ont.; Katie-Mrs. Dilman Brubacher, St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Rachel-Mrs. Noah Lichty, Floradale, Ont.), and many relatives and friends. Services were held at the Floradale Mennonite Church May 17, in charge of Newton L. Gingrich, assisted by O. D. Snider and Rufus Yutzi. Burial was made in the North Woolrich Cemetery.
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Albrecht, -- Daniel, son of Jacob and Anna Albrecht, was born Feb. 9, 1874, in Perth Co., Ont.; passed away May 16, 1951, very suddenly after suffering a heart attack. In 1909 he was united in marriage to Mattie Ulrich, who preceded him in death may 16, 1926. To this union were born 5 children (twin daughters, Viola-Mrs. Christ Bontrager; and Violetta-Mrs. Samuel Schrock; John, all of Akron, N. Y.; Sidney, Lockport, N. Y.; and Mary Mrs. Norman Eick, Akron, N.Y.), all of whom survive. He was married to Rachel Peebles June 23, 1929, who survives. Also surviving are 2 stepsons (Elmer and Daniel Peebles), 1 brother (Joseph), 2 sisters (Sarah and Leah), and 13 grandchildren. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church in which he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held May 20, at the Clarence Center Mennonite Church in charge of Edward Diener and Jacob Birky. Interment was made in the Good Cemetery.
Bowman, -- Twin sons, stillborn of Raymond S. and Ruth (Metzler) Bowman, East Earl, Pa., were born April 30, 1951, in the Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital. Surviving are the parents, 4 sisters and 3 brothers (Mary Jane, Miriam, Paul, Esther, Raymond Jr., Lois Jean, and Clair), the maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Elmer N. Metzler, Ephrata, Pa.), the paternal grandfather (Mr. Henry G. Bowman, New Holland, Pa.), and a great-grandmother (Mrs. Amanda Sauder, East Earl, Pa.). Graveside services were held at Metzler's Mennonite Cemetery conducted by Alvin G. Martin.
Croyle, -- Daniel, son of the late Mose and Elizabeth (Speigle) Croyle, was born at the Croyle homestead in Jenner area of Somerset, Pa., April 29, 1874; died May 9, 1951; aged 77 y. 11 d. He was married to Lovina Kauffman Aug. 26, 1894. She preceded him in death May 18, 1934. He is survived by 2 sons (Clarence, at home; Edgar, Boswell, Pa.), 1 stepdaughter (Mrs. Levi Croyle, Boswell, Pa.), 1 brother (Jacob, Hollsopple, Pa.), 1 sister (Mrs. Mary Varner, Johnstown, Pa.), 1 grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. He united with the Thomas Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member for many year till the time of his death. Funeral services were held in the home and at the Thomas Mennonite Church by Aldus Wingard, Harry Y. Shetler, and Paul M. Roth.
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, near Leo, Ind., May 23, 1951; aged 73 y. 3 m. 16 d. He lived near Archbold for the entire period of his life except for the last six months which he spent with his sister because of illness. He was of a family of five children, all of whom preceded him in death, except Sarah, who together with other relatives and friends, remains to mourn his departure. Following the death of his father in 1897, and his mother in 1923, Joe and his brother Sam lived together and enjoyed the companionship of one another until the death of Sam less than one 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 blessing of God were his to enjoy.
Miller, -- Daniel W., son of William and Fannie (Eash) Miller, was born April 12, 1891, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; departed this life May 29, 1951; aged 60 y. 1m. 17 d. He was united in marriage to Lydia Schrock Feb. 1, 1920. To this union was born one son (Ernest). He leaves to mourn his departure his bereaved companion, 1 son, (Ernest, Ligonier, Ind.), 1 grandson, 1 brother (Erwin, Goshen, Ind.), 2 sisters (Lizzie-Mrs. Mel Boley, Massillon, Ohio; and Mary-Mrs. Ora Schrock, Sturgis, Mich.), 1 uncle (Andrew Eash, Kalona, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. His father, mother, 1 brother and 1 sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Town Line A. M. Church June 1, in charge of Sam T. Eash and Noah Zehr. Text: Eccl. 9: 12
Miller, -- Fannie, daughter of John S., and Fannie (Hartzler) Zook, was born in Wayne Co., near Smithville, Ohio, Sept. 14, 1870; died at the home of her son May 31, 1951; aged 80 y. 8 m. 17 d. She was married to Harvey E. Miller Nov. 4, 1897. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons (Owen, Waterford, Ind.; Ora, South Bend, Ind.; and Oscar, Goshen, Ind.). 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. David Lantz, Oak Harbor, Ohio), 3 brothers ( Sydney, Goshen; John, Beltsville, Md.; Milo, Sturgis, Mich.), and a host of relatives and friends. At the age of four the family moved to Barker Street in Michigan and then at fourteen she moved to the Elkhart prairie near Goshen and lived in Elkhart County the rest of her life. On July 27, 1950, she fell and fractured her hip and was bedfast until her death. At the age of nineteen she joined the Mennonite Church and remained a member until her death. She had been unable to attend church services the last four years because of her health. Funeral services were held June 3 at the North Goshen Mennonite Church and burial was made at the Clinton Union Cemetery. Paul Mininger and Russell Krabill had charge of the services.
Woolner, -- Addison, son of John and Hannah (Clemmer) Woolner, was born in Waterloo Twp., Aug. 28, 1883; passed away at St. Mary's Hospital May 7, 1951; aged 67 y. 8 m. 9 d. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann, June 15, 1939, and by his second wife, Ella May, Aug. 18, 1948. He is survived by 1 daughter (Rella, Kitchener, Ont.), 4 sons (Orval, Lloyd, and Calvin, Kitchener; and Gordon, Bridgeport, Ont.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Elmina Cressman, Preston, Ont., and Mrs. Irene Burkhardt, Bridgeport), 2 brothers (nelson, Kitchener, and Vernon, Manheim), and 5 grandchildren. He was a faithful and lifelong member of the First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., with John H. Hess in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Boshart, -- Sarah Ann, daughter of Martin and Barbara (Roth) Eicher, was born near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, March 16, 1868; passed away June 8, 1951, at the home of her daughter (Lenora) after she took sick suddenly on June 3; aged 83 y. 2m. 22 d. She is survived by her 4 sons and 4 daughters (Lenora-Mrs. Henry Yoder, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Edward E., Collins, Miss.; Ervan E., Mrs. Edna Widmer, Arthur E., Wayland, Iowa; Clarence, Washington, Iowa; Kathryn-Mrs.Albert Bohn, and Edith-Mrs. Carl Bohn, Manson, Iowa), 25 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Daniel R., Milford Nebr.; and William R., Wayland, Iowa), 1 sister (Barbara-Mrs. Peter R. Conrad, Smithville, Ohio), and other relatives and friends. She was a lifelong resident of the community of her birth. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth uniting with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. On Jan. 12, 1888, she was married to Peter S. Boshart, at the Eicher Mennonite Church. He husband preceded her in death May 20, 1935. Funeral services were held June 11, at the Sugar Creek Church conducted by the home ministers. Text: Heb. 10: 22. Interment in the cemetery near by.
Brenneman, -- Solomon, son of the late Nicklas and Katie (Erb) Brenneman, was born in North East Hope, Jan. 4, 1891; passed to his eternal reward April 8, 1951; aged 60 y. 3 m. 4 d. In his early youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was a faithful member of East Zorra A. M. Church until the end. On Dec. 30, 1915, he was united in marriage to Lydia Roi of East Zorra. He leaves to mourn his beloved companion, 1 daughter (Dorothy-Mrs. Clayton Wagler, Bade, Ont.), 3 sons, (Archie, East Zorra; Jerry and Earl, at home), 3 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Simon Roi), and 3 brothers (Daniel, South East Hope; Moses, East Zorra; Elmer, Wellesley). Two brothers (Nicklas and Jacob) preceded him. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Joel Swartzentruber and at the East Zorra A. M. Church by Daniel Zehr and Henry Yantzi. Burial was made in near-by cemetery.
Clouse, -- Cora E., daughter of Levi and Mary (Link) Chupp, was born Sept. 15, 1871, near Wakarusa, Ind.; departed this life May 29, 1951; aged 79 y. 8 m. 14 d. She was united in marriage to William Clouse in October, 1890. He preceded her in death in 1921. Surviving are 3 children (Charles E., Nappanee, Ind.; Bertha-Mrs. Riall Stump, Upland, Calif.; and Florence-Mrs. Clifford Culp, Elkhart, Ind., with whom she resided), 4 brothers (Charles, Ithaca, N. Y.; Frank, Edinburg, Ind.; Nathan and Ralph, Indianapolis, Ind.), 1 sister (Mrs. Rosa Hammerton, DeMotte, Ind.), 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was converted in her early married life and united with the Mennonite Church. Although she was deprived from church attendance in her late life because of ill health, her faith in God was steadfast. In recent deep affliction she showed much patience and gave a smile to those who ministered to her needs. Funeral services were conducted May 31 at the North Main St. Mennonite Church in Nappanee by Homer F. North and Erwin Thomas. Burial was made in South Union.
Fisher, -- Ralph M., son of D. J. and Ida (Miller) Fisher, was born near Kalona, Iowa; passed away May 17, 1951, at the home of his brother-in-law, J. C. Bynes, Greenfield, Ind., following an illness of several months. He moved to Greenfield from Rock Island, Ill., in September, 1948, at which time he became the owner and manager of Fisher's Restaurant, the business he was operating at the time of his death. He was a graduate of Hesston and Goshen College. Surviving are his widow, Marjorie Fisher, 2 sons (David H. and Daniel E.), 1 daughter (Elizabeth), his parents, 6 sisters (Mrs. Mabel Miniger, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Emma Maust and Mrs. Pauline Maust, both of Pigeon, Mich.; Miss Ruth A. Fisher, Formosa; Mrs. Virginia Hershberger and Mrs. Lois Yoder, Kalona, Iowa), and 3 brothers (Clifford, Cobelskill, N. Y.; Robert, Iowa City, Iowa; and Wallace, Kalona.). He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the East Union Mennonite Church. After his marriage and leaving the Kalona community, he transferred his church membership to the Episcopalian Church where he held his membership at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Lyman Funeral Home in Greenfield in charge of --- Nolan of Greenfield and C. L. Graber, Goshen, Ind. Burial was made in the Park Cemetery.
Glassburn, -- Charles Andrew, son of Anderson and Kezia (Hostetler) Glassburn, was born Dec. 7, 1872, near Waupecong, Ind.; died very suddenly of a heart attack at his home near Freeport, Kans., June 1, 1951; aged 78 y. 5 m. 25 d. His mother died when he was nine years old after which he made his home with his grandparents until the age of 20 when he came to Kansas where he lived with his uncle, B. F. Hostetler. On Nov. 22, 1904, he was united in marriage to Emma Kuhns, who survives. Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn his departure, 2 sons and 6 daughters (Vernon, Harper, Kans.; Raymond, Anthony, Kans.; Vena-Mrs. Jacob Webb, Argonia, Kans.; Estelle, East Moline, Ill.; Ada, at home; Lorene-Mrs. Walter Wideman, Sheridan, Oreg.; Bertha-Mrs. Charles Bickel, Wellington, Kans.; Elsie-Mrs. Victor Beyler, Protection, Kans.), 9 grandchildren, 1 sisters (Mrs. Naomi Pegg, Peru, Ind.), 1 brother (David, Kokomo, Ind.), and a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. An infant son preceded him in death April 1, 1919. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church in 1917 and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services in charge of W. R. Nafziger and R. M. Weaver were held at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church on June 4. Burial was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Hernley, -- Christian B., son of the late Christian and Cathrine (Bucher) Hernley, was born near Halfville, Pa., Aug. 15, 1860; died June 2, 1951, near Lexington, Pa.; aged 90 y. 9 m. 17 d. He resided at the home of his nephew (Christian H. Stauffer). The only survivors are a number of nieces and nephews. He was a faithful member of the Hammercreek Mennonite Church. He attended as long as health permitted. Brief services were held at the home of his nephew on June 5. Further services followed at the Erb Mennonite Church by Henry Fox, Parke Heller, and Abram Risser. Text: John 6: 68. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger, -- William Calvin, son of the late J. D. and Katie Ann (Blough) Hershberger, was born June 1, 1876; passed away April 13, 1951, at his home in Scalp Level, Pa.; aged 74 y. 10 m. 12 d. He was married to the late Savannah Tressler in May, 1906, and is survived by a son (C. Paul, Camden, S. C.), from this marriage. June 3, 1909, he married Mary C. Blough, who survives. He is also survived by 2 sons (Olin C., Springfield, Mass., and Clayton C., Dover, Del.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Suie Miller Grantsville, Md.; Mrs. M. L. Hoffman, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Verna Lehman, Scalp Level, Pa.), 1 brother (J. Elmer, Denver, Colo.), 5 grandsons, and 2 granddaughters. He was ordained as a Mennonite minister March 18, 1900, at the Stahl Mennonite Church. He preached his last message on the fifty-first anniversary of his ordination, March 18, 1951, at the Weaver Mennonite Church. Through the fifty-one years as minister he gave himself willingly to the call and was active in conference activities, revivals, or wherever his services were needed. Funeral services were held at the Weaver Church on April 15 in charge of Sanford G. Shetler and Harold E. Thomas. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hipple, -- Amanda L., daughter of John L. and Catharine (Lehman) Landis, Chambersburg, Pa., was born April 4, 1880; died April 5, 1951; aged 71 y. 1 d. She married Philip Hipple, Ridgely Park, Philadelphia, Pa. She united with the Mennonite Church at Chambersburg in her youth. Later she held membership in the Presbyterian Church at Ridgely Park where she lived. She was a nurse by profession. Surviving are 1 sister (Catharine Landis, Chambersburg), and 2 brothers (J. C. and H. L. Landis, Elkhart, Ind.). Funeral services held at Chambersburg Mennonite Church in charge of Daniel Kuhns and Harold Hunsecker. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Jones, -- Ella K., daughter of the late Eli and Sarah (Kulp) Strouse, was born Jan. 1, 1892, at Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa.; passed away May 11, 1951; following a brief illness of coronary thrombosis; aged 59 y. 4 m. 10 d. On March 10, 1914, she was united in marriage to David C. Jones, Royersford, Pa. She is survived by her husband and children (Paul, Royersford, Pa.; Sarah-Mrs. Mark Frederick, Mertztown, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Horace Clemmer, Schwenksville, Pa.; Charles, Royersford, Pa.; Margaret, Mary, Abram, Stanley, at home), also 16 grandchildren, 7 sisters and 1 brother (Katie-Mrs. John Hillpot and Lizzie-Mrs. Levi Bergey, Doylestown, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Harvey Gehman, Bally, Pa.; Emma-Mrs. Dorcy Zarfoss, Tinicum, Pa.; Annie-Mrs. Mahlon Swartley, Trumbauersville, Pa.; Sarah, Perkasie, Pa.; Edna-Mrs. Allen Landes, Dublin, Pa.; Harry, Pipersville, Pa.). She was a faithful and devoted member of the Providence Mennonite Church until death. Funeral services were held at the Providence Mennonite Church near Yerkes, Pa., May 17, with the home ministers in charge. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Metzler, -- Herman H., son of the late Abram and Mary (Hernley) Metzler, was born Feb. 21, 1876; died April 14, 1951, at his home near Lititz, Pa.; aged 75 y. 1m. 23 d. He suffered from a stroke and spent his time patiently on a wheel chair for almost three years. He was deacon of Erb's Church for twenty-three years. His wife, Amanda Brubaker, died eighteen years ago. A son and daughter also preceded him in death. He is survived by 6 children (Lizzie-Mrs. John Brubaker, Homer, Elam, Lititz, Pa.; and Cora and Howard, at home). Funeral services were held at the home by Joseph Boll, Sr., and at Erb's Church by Joseph Boll, Jr., and Homer Bomberger. Text: Job 14: 1, 2. Interment in Hernley Cemetery.
Miller, -- Chauncey Jerome, son of Benjamin and Fannie Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., July 18, 1868; died at he home of his daughter at Elmdale, Mich., April 30, 1951; aged 82 y. 9 m. 11 d. In 1888 he was married to Ella Domer also of Lagrange Co., Ind., who preceded him in death Dec. 6, 1898. To this union were born 4 children (Claude, who drowned at the age of 16, Ora Leonard, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Emma Pearl Stahl, Elmdale, Mich.; and Ocy Fannie Perry, St. Johns, Mich.). In 1899 he with his four children moved to White Cloud, Mich. On Oct. 13, 1900, he was united in marriage to Lydia M. Miller, of White Cloud, who preceded him June 22, 1926. To this union were born 6 children. The three sons died in infancy. A daughter (Mary) also preceded him in death. Wolford, Lake Odessa, and Hilda Mae DeWitt, Detroit, Mich., survive. He leaves to mourn his departure 1 son and 4 daughters, 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. All of his brothers and sisters preceded him. He united with the White Cloud Mennonite Church about 1900 and later when they moved to the vicinity of Clarksville, Mich., in 1921, he and his wife transferred their membership to the Bowne Mennonite Church of which he was a member at the time of his death. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Bowne Mennonite Church, May 2, in charge of T. E. Schrock and Daniel Zook with burial in adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Uriah L., son of John B. and Catharine (Yoder) Miller, was born near Amish in Johnson Co., Iowa, Dec. 19, 1886; died at the University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, after a short illness, May 29, 1951; aged 64 y. 5 m. 9 d. In death he is preceded by his parents, 1 sister (Mrs. C. E. Hershberger), and a sister who died in infancy. Surviving are 2 brothers (Eli A., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Urie, Lone Tree, Iowa), 3 sisters (Mrs. D. D. Miller, Sr., and Mrs. D. D. Miller, Jr., both of Wellman, Iowa; and Mrs. Max Swartz, Limon, Colo.), and a large number of relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the East Union Mennonite Church where he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church in charge of D. J. Fisher and J. Y. Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the Lower Deer Creek cemetery.
Neff., -- Amos Lehman, son of Cyrus H. and Katherine (Lehman) Neff, was born May 10, 1887, in Lancaster Co., Pa. Death came to him peacefully as he slept on the morning of June 2, 1951, at his home in Wooster, Ohio; aged 64 y. 23 d. He early became interested in electrical engineering and was associated for thirty-five years with the Commonwealth Edison Co., of Chicago, first in the operating division and later in the engineering department. He came to Wooster, Ohio, in 1947, after retiring from this work. In 1914, he united with the Mennonite Home Mission in Chicago, where he faithfully served in various capacities including that of general superintendent of the Sunday school. After coming to Wooster he continued his interest in Sunday-school work as a teacher in the Oak Grove Church. On Sept. 6, 1915, he married Mary Ellen Good, who with a son (Charles Neff, Street Md.), and a daughter (Ethel Yoder, Wooster), and 3 grandchildren, remains to mourn his passing. Two sisters (Anna Minnich, Lititz, Pa., and Emma Lichty, Columbia, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Edward, San Bernadino, Calif.; and Cyrus, Millersville, Pa.) also survive. Funeral services were conducted on June 5 at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church in charge of V. M. Gerig, assisted by I. W. Royer and Gilbert Johnstone. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Ruth, -- Janet Louise, daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Mitman) Ruth, was born Jan. 29, 1943; died at the home of her parents near Colmar, Montgomery Co., Pa., May 11, 1951; aged 8 y. 3 m. 12 d. Death was caused by leukemia after an illness of 8 months. Besides the parents, she is survived by 2 brothers (James Robert and Ronald Lee, at home), also 1 grandfather, 2 grandmothers, 2 great-grandmothers, 1 uncle, 5 aunts, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 16, at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church with Arthur D. Ruth and Claude B. Meyers in charge. Text: Luke 8: 52. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Troyer, -- Mary, daughter of Nickolas and Anna (Schlegel) Roth, was born near Wayland, Iowa, June 20, 1866; peacefully passed away at the home of her son in Shickley, Nebr., May 29, 1951; aged 84 y. 11 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to Daniel J. Troyer April 2, 1889. To this happy union 4 sons and 3 daughters were born. Surviving are 1 son (Abraham), 3 daughters (Mrs. Martha Kennel, Mrs. Katie Swartzendruber, and Mrs. Barbara Kempf), all of Shickley, 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, triplet sons, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. When she was 8 years old she lost her mother and at the age of 15 her father. From that time until her marriage she lived in various homes. In her youth she gave her heart to Christ and remained a faithful member until death. Her place in church was seldom vacant as long as health permitted. For the last seven years her health had been failing due to a heart ailment. The last year was spent in a wheel chair. Funeral services were conducted at the Salem Mennonite Church June 1 in charge of P. R. Kennel and F. C. Reeb, assisted by W. R. Eicher of Milford, Nebr. Text: Num. 23: 10 . Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wought, -- Fannie, daughter of Jonas and Catherine (Stakely) Gingerich, was born in Canada, Feb. 15, 1869; passed away in her home at Chatsworth, Ill., June 1, 1951; aged 82 y. 3 m. 13 d. She moved with her parents to Illinois and later, while she was still quite young, the family moved to Kansas. She united with the Amish Congregation in Harford, Lyon Co., Kans. In later years she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. The Gingerich family finally settled near Garden City, Mo., and on Sept. 5, 1901, she was married to John Keim Wought. She with her husband came to Cullom, Ill., Oct. 3, 1901. In 1902, they returned to Missouri. In 1908 they settled permanently in Cullom, where Fannie resided the rest of her life, with the exception of the last two and one-half years, which were spent in Chatsworth. To this union were born 3 children, Joseph Jonas, who died in infancy; Alton Jacob, who died June 30, 1929; and Lillian Elizabeth). Her husband passed away at Cullom, March 9, 1931. She leaves to mourn her departure her daughter (Lillian, Chatsworth, Ill.), her sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Anaheim, Calif.), her grandson (John Arthur Wought, Bradley, Ill.), her granddaughter (Anna Mae Wough, Saunemin, Ill.). Her husband, 2 sons, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held June 5, at the Stewart Funeral Home and the Mennonite Church of Cullom, Ill., with Theodore Wentland in charge. Burial was made in the West Lawn Cemetery, Cullom, Ill.
Transcriber's note: In the "Field Notes" of the Gospel Herald edition of July 17, 1951, there is a correction. The death date on Alton Jacob Wought was Dec. 6, 1947, not June 30, 1929, as mistakenly reported in the obituary of Fannie Wought in the June 26 issue.
Yoder, -- Willard Boyd, son of Boyd and Margaret (Slonenecker) Yoder, was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1940; was taken suddenly by death in a drowning accident near his home June 3, 1951; aged 10 y. 9 m. 2 d. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (Darrell Robert and Herbert Lynn), his paternal grandparents (Lee and Clara Yoder), his maternal grandparents (Pete and Katie Slonenecker), 4 uncles, 2 aunts, and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Jesus as his Saviour in a Sunday morning evangelistic service at the South Union Church only four weeks to the day before his death. He was an active, intelligent lad and took a leading part in the junior activities of his home congregation. His passing marks the first break in a large family circle. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Wednesday afternoon by Paul Whitmer, Bluffton, Ohio, and at the South Union Mennonite Church by Stanley Shenk and Marion King. Burial was made in the Yoder Cemetery on the Ludlow Road.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.