Cole, -- Samuel, son of Harrison and Stella Cole, was born in Starke Co., at Knox, Ind., on Dec. 31, 1950; departed from this life Aug. 14, 1951; aged 7 m. 15 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters, and 4 brothers, all at home. Other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services were held Aug. 16 at the Toto Mennonite Church, Knox, Ind., in charge of Harold Myers and R. F. Yoder.
Hershberger, -- Lizzie, daughter of the late Michael E. and Magdalene (Musselman) Wenger, was born in West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 19, 1870; passed away Aug. 6, 1951; aged 80 y. 9 m. 17 d. Death occurred at the home of her only surviving brother (Elam, Bareville, Pa.). An attack of scarlet fever in her childhood impaired her hearing. But in spite of this handclap she traveled extensively and lent a helping hand wherever she felt there was a need. Having the interest of the church at heart, she served at the Welsh Mountain Mission, the Chicago Home Mission, West Liberty Children's Home, la Junta Mennonite Hospital and the mission congregations in Louisiana and Tennessee. For a time she maintained a day nursery in Lancaster, Pa. Feb. 21, 1935, she was united in marriage to Joseph Hershberger by Harry Diener at Hutchinson, Kans. She resided near Hesston until the death of her husband Jan. 6, 1938, after which she returned to her native county. She is survived by a foster daughter (Thelma-Mrs. Herbert Eells, Cresco, Iowa), 3 sisters (Susan Burkholder, Stevens, Pa.; Mary Leaman, Ronks, Pa., and Anna Wenger, Ephrata, Pa.) Funeral services were held at the Groffdale meetinghouse, Bareville, Pa., on Aug. 8, in charge of Mahlon Witmer and Eli Sauder. The body was laid to rest in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.
Horst, -- Lydia Ann, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Shantz, was born Oct. 18, 1874, in Waterloo Twp., Ont.; passed away at her residence, Breslau, Ont., Aug. 12, 1951, after a lengthy illness; aged 76 y. 9 m. 24 d. Her husband (Benjamin G. Horst) predeceased her in 1949. In early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour. She united with the Mennonite Church and was for a number of years a member of the Cressman congregation. She leaves 2 sons (Clifford, Fort St. John, B.C.; and Leonard, Newbury, Ont.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Emma Morrison, Breslau, Ont.; Ina Horst, Kitchener Ont.; and Mrs. Ion Weber, Kitchener), one brother (Allan, Oshawa, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Catherine Shuh, Waterloo, Ont.), and 11 grandchildren. The funeral was hled Aug. 15 at the Cressman Mennonite Church near Breslau. Burial was made in the Snyder Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Ont. Text: Rev. 2: 10. Officiating ministers were E. Lucas and Oscar Burkholder.
Kanagy, -- Jacob S., son of Jacob and Barbara (Zook) Kanagy, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 29, 1956; passed away July 16, 1951; aged 95 y. 5m. 16 d. At the age of nineteen he moved to Logan Co., Ohio. About two years later his parents also moved to Logan Co. He joined them on their farm near Bellefontaine and was employed in the carpenter trade. At the age of twenty he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was baptized by John P. King as a member of the South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio. He was active in the congregation. At the time of his marriage he transferred his membership to the Oak Grove Church, where he continued to worship until death. There he participated in the various activities of the church and Sunday school, teaching a Sunday-school class until he was past ninety years old. Dec. 25, 1870, he was married to Annie M. Stutzman. They made their home on a farm near Kennard, Ohio, where he resided until death. Two daughters and one son (Sadia A.-Mrs. P. A. Troyer, West Liberty, Ohio; Darius, C., deceased; and Maude-Mrs. Fred Humphrey, West Liberty), were born to this union. Together they taught their children the fundamentals of Christian living, leaving memories of home where the family gathered daily around the family altar for prayer and Bible reading. His companion passed away April 17, 1912, and his only son (Darius) June 17, 1929. On Nov. 2, 1913, he was married to Wilhelmina Augsperger, who faithfully and tenderly cared for him in his declining years. His 5 brothers and 3 sisters predeceased him. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Services were in charge of Jacob Neuenschwander and Nelson Kanagy.
Martin, -- Aaron, son of David and Elizabeth (Eyman)
Martin, was born near Goshen, Ind., July 23, 1869; passed
away at his residence Aug. 15, 1951, after a three-month illness;
aged 82 y. 23 d. Sept. 16, 1898, he was united in marriage to
Amanda Bashor, from Plymouth, Ind. She preceded him in
death Aug. 28, 1943. One daughter (Elsie) has also passed on.
Surviving are 2 sons (Joseph Laven*, Gordon, Nebr.; and Henry Ard**,
Goshen, Ind.), one brother and one sister (Elmer D. and Ella,
both of Bristol, Ind.), 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
As a young man he united with the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church.
He was a member of this group until death severed the fellowship.
Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church Aug. 18,
with R. R. Smucker in charge.
*Research note - Name should be Joseph Lavern - ** Name should be Henry Ward
Miller, -- John J., son of John J. and Magdalena Miller, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 20, 1869; died at his home near Kalona Aug. 8, 1951; aged 81y. 7 m. 19 d. A number of paralytic strokes had left him bedfast the last year and a half. Although he was unable to talk during the last months of his illness, he enjoyed the company of friends. He was a member of the Amish Church from his youth and always took an active part, especially as a singer, and as Sunday-school superintendent for many years. He was always a friend of young people. Nov. 5, 1893, he was married to Barbara E. Yoder. To this union 6 children were born. Three preceded him in death: Emma-Mrs. Sherman S. Miller and a twin son and daughter who died in infancy. Surviving are his wife, 3 children (Leroy V., Thomas H., and Susan M.-Mrs. F. J. Bontrager), 2 brothers (Joel and Benedict, both of Kalona, Iowa), 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He lived in the Kalona community all his life except five years (1898 to 1902), when he lived in Fayette Co., Ill. In his youth he worked at the carpenter trade having attended the academy in Iowa City. In later years he also taught German school. For twenty years he and his wife served as editors of the Junior Department of the "Herold der Wahrheit," being known by readers as Uncle John and Aunt Barbara. Funeral services were held at the home of his son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Bontrager). Interment was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Nolt, -- Christian B., son of the late Jonah H. and Maria (Burkholder) Nolt, passed away at his home in Leacock, Pa., April 16, 1951; aged 89 y. 5 m. 17 d. He had been in bed six weeks, during which time he bore his afflictions patiently. He was a member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird-in-Hand, Pa., for many years. Nov. 16, 1886, he was united in marriage to Mary L. Herr. Of the nine children born to this union five died in infancy. He is survived by his second wife (Lydia Metzler Nolt), 4 children (Ella Nora, Lancaster, Pa.; Martin, Leacock, Pa.; Enos H., Mascot, Pa.; and Norman H., York, Pa.),8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 19 at the Overly Funeral Home at Monterey and at the Stumptown Church, in charge of Lloyd Eby and Elmer Martin. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Ressler, -- Aaron O., son of the late Simon and Elizabeth (Herr) Ressler, was born in East Drumore Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 7, 1875; passed away June 7, 1951; aged 75 y. 9 m. Death came suddenly, although he had been in failing health for a number of years. Dec. 22, 1898, he was united in marriage to Annie Walter, who passed away Aug. 12, 1943. To this union were born 7 children (Ruth-Mrs. Emanuel Siegrist, Ronks, Pa.; Mark, Nottingham, Pa.; Ira, Lancaster, Pa.; Amelia-Mrs. Elam Mull and Josiah, both of Quarryville, Pa.; Luke, Bareville, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Earl Mull, New providence, Pa., with whom he resided). Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Miller, Quarryville, Pa.; Phares, Hessdale, Pa.; Simon, California), and one sister (Mrs. Mattie Book, Hessdale). In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the home and at the New Providence Mennonite Church June 10, with the local ministry officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
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Martin, -- Katie, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Boshart) Brenneman, was born Sept. 8, 1878, at Wellesley, Ont.; passed away at Albany, Oreg., July 12, 1951; aged 72 y. 10 m. 4 d. Death was caused by a paralytic stroke. In 1900 she moved with her parents to Seward Co., Nebr., where she resided until 1916, when she moved to Albany, Oreg. There she and her husband lived until her departure. Jan. 26, 1911, she was united in marriage to Ephraim Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Mrs. Vera Marie Ugar, Mrs. Verna Ruth Blalock, both of Portland, Oreg.; and Roy J., Fullerton, Calif.), 2 brothers (Dan H., and M. E.), one sister (Mary Kenagy, Albany, Oreg.), and 4 grandchildren. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church. Her faith in her Lord was exemplified in her devotion and faithfulness as a deacon's wife. Funerals services were held at the Albany Mennonite Church, with Paul E. Yoder in charge. Allen H. Erb preached the sermon. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery.
Metzger, -- Annie Martin, was born Sept.11, 1869; passed away at her home at Yatton, near Elmira, Ont., Aug. 9, 1951; aged 81 y. 10 m. 28 d. On May 4, 1897, she was united in marriage to Henry F. Metzger. Surviving are her husband, 4 sons (Wesley, Elmira, Ont.; Gordon, Palmerston, Ont.; Jacob, Wallenstein, Ont.; and Martin, St. Jacobs, Ont.), one daughter (Violet, at home), one sister (Mrs. Israel Weber, Waterloo, Ont.), 3 brothers (Isaiah, Elmira, Ont.; Enoch, Wallentein, Ont.; Jacob, Saskatoon, Sask.), 18 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Magdalene) preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Elmira for twenty-two years. She had a radiant Christian testimony and was much loved by her family and all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted at her late home on Aug. 12 by Oliver D. Snider and at the Mennonite Church, Elmira, by Howard S. Bauman, assisted by Oliver D. Snider. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Weyandt, -- Ella Nora, daughter of James and Laura (Long) Himes, was born at Altoona, Pa., July 1, 1883; died at the Mercy Hospital, Altoona, Aug. 2, 1951, after a brief illness; aged 69 y. 1m. 1 d. Nov. 11, 1902, she was united in marriage to Charles H. Weyandt. Three children preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 9 children (John R., Altoona, Pa.; Walter I., in the armed forces; Laura-Mrs. Chester C. Hamilton, Charles C., Joseph B., Ella-Mrs. Claude McMonigal, Mrs. Ruth Quirin, Calvin G., and Melvin A., all of Altoona), 23 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church in Altoona for many years and was active in church affairs until her death, her husband having served as deacon since 1930. The funeral service was held Aug. 5 at the First Mennonite Church, in charge of Leonard Haarer. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery, Altoona.
Bro. D. D. Otto, father of ministers Roy and Walter, passed away on Sept. 3, after a prolonged illness. The funeral was held on Sept. 6.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Grieser, -- Sarah, daughter of Henry and Jemima Sauder, was born Jan. 10, 1881, near Archbold, Ohio; died at her home in Archbold after eleven days of unconsciousness, following a paralytic stroke. Nov. 19, 1912, she was united in marriage to Amos Grieser. She leaves her companion, one foster daughter (Jennie-Mrs. Orval Sauder), 4 foster grandchildren, one sister (Mary-Mrs. Henry Nafziger, Archbold), one brother (Samuel, Elmira, Ohio), and a large number of other relatives and friends. There preceded her in death her patents and one brother (Albert). In youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, in charge of Jonas J. Short, assisted by P. L Frey.
Henry, -- Clara Elizabeth, daughter of the late Christian and Lydia (Skiff) Garlitz, was born Dec. 4, 1876, at Coal Run, Somerset Co., Pa.; died at her home in Meyersdale, Pa., July 27, 1951; aged 74 y. 7 m. 23 d. Her first husband (Benjamin Livengood, Salisbury, Pa.), died Oct. 7, 1927. To this union was born one son who also preceded her in death in 1942. May 11, 1931, she was married to Orrick Henry, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Malinda Darrah and Edith Garlitz, Meyersdale, Pa.). Born and raised in a Catholic home, she became a member of the Lutheran Church at the time of her second marriage. Through the medium of "The Way" and cottage meetings held in their home she again became interested in spiritual things and by choice was received into the Casselman River Conservative congregation Oct. 2, 1949. In this communion she died. She was much concerned about the unsaved and had a testimony for her Lord. Brief services were held at the Konhaus Funeral Home by Ivan Miller and at the Maple Glen Church, Grantsville, Md., by Ivan Miller, Mark Peachey, and C. W. Bender. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Horst, -- Elam N., oldest son of the late John and Anna (Nolt) Horst, was born near Farmersville, Pa., June 10, 1871; passed away at the Lancaster County Hospital, April 9, 1951; aged 79 y. 9 m. 29 d. Death followed an illness of one week. He was united in marriage to Sue Stauffer, who preceded him in death several years ago. Also predeceasing him were one son (Christian), one brother (David), and one sister (Lizzie-Mrs. Dan Good.). Surviving are one son (Noah, Neffsville, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jonas N., Maugansville, Md.; John N., Bareville, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Oberly Funeral Home and at the Paradise Church. Burial was made beside the body of his wife in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Hunsberger,--Hannah, last surviving daughter of the Joseph Hunsberger family, was born at Philipsburg, Ont., May 26, 1871; died at the Braeside Home, Preston, Ont., Aug. 19, 1951; aged 80 y. 2 m. 24 d. She was a member of the Shantz Mennonite Church. Two nieces and one nephew survive. The funeral was held Aug. 21 at the Shantz Mennonite Church, in charge of L. H. Witmer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Landis, -- Raymond M., son of Wilmer N. and Katie Landis, was born near Telford, Pa., June 16, 1914; passed away July 16, 1951; at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 37 y. 29 d. Death resulted from injuries sustained in a fall from a tree two days previously. On March 15, 1934, he was united in marriage to Katie Kulp, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Ray, Glenn, Earl, and Paul), 2 daughters (Doris and Shirley), 2 brothers and one sister (Ellis M., Souderton, Pa.; Leroy M., Doylestown, Pa.; and Erma-Mrs. Warren Yothers, Telford, Pa.). The youngest child (Shirley) was born five days after the death of her father. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Franconia Pa., Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member. He served faithfully as a Sunday-school teacher. Funeral services July 18 were held at the Franconia Church. Text: II Tim. 4: 6-8. Menno Souder and Elwood Derstine officiated. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Marner, -- Lowell Dean, son of John and Lydia (Yoder) Marner, was born Aug. 24, 1935, at Parnell, Iowa; departed from this life Aug. 17, 1951; aged 15 y. 11 m. 23 d. Approximately three weeks preceding his death he became ill with leukemia. Jan. 9, 1949, he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the West Union Mennonite Church. In addition to his parents he is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Barbara Elizabeth, Clair Joseph, Lois Gayle, and Marvin Paul, all at home), and his grandmother (Mrs. Elizabeth Marner). Two sisters (Lucille Grace and Verda Irene) preceded him in death. Services in charge of Paul T. Guengerich and Amos Gingerich were held at the West Union Church with burial in the West Union Cemetery.
Palomeque, -- Agustin Baldomero, son of the late Baldomero and Serapia (Arias) Palomeque, was born May 5, 1863, in Lincoln, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; died Aug. 6, 1951, in the Pineyro Hospital of Buenos Aires one day after an apparently successful operation; aged 68 y. 3 m. On July 13, 1910, he was married to Braulia Rodriguez. The Lord blessed this union with 14 children (Aurelia, Carmen, Lucia, Agustin, Juan, Haydee, Elsa, Ema, David, Daniel, Alicia, Braulio, Heriberto, and Ada). He and his wife accepted the Lord soon after the Mennonite Mission was opened by the Shanks in Trenque Lauquen thirty-one years ago. They were in the second class of converts to be baptized by T. K. Hershey on Dec. 6, 1922. He lived to see all his children except one accept the Lord as Saviour and unite with the Mennonite Church of Trenque Lauquen, where the family made their home at an early date. They knew extreme poverty before becoming Christians, but by following Christian principles, faithfully taught by their pastors, today they hold a favored position in the economic and cultural circles of the city. This was amply shown by the large number of educational and business leaders of the city who were present at the "wake" and at the funeral services. He is missed by his wife, 14 children, 7 grandchildren, who hope to be reunited with him in Glory. The oldest son, is braking the news to his mother, said, "Father was the first of our family to be born into this world, and it is quite fitting that he should be the first to reach the Eternal Home." The family's blessed hope has been a wonderful testimony to the community. Interment was made Aug. 7 at the Trenque Lauquen Municipal Cemetery, following services at the home, at the church, and at the graveside, in charge of William E. Hallman, assisted by Colonel Edward Palaci of the Salvation Army of Buenos Aires, father-in-law of Elsa. Text: I Cor. 15: 54-57.
Schiefele, -- David Earl, son of David and Mary (Musselman) Schiefele, was born Dec. 28, 1905, near Conestoga, Ont.; died July 19, 1951, at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., of a skull fracture and brain concussion; aged 45 y. 6 m.21 d. The injury occurred July 18 when he fell from a load of hay to the concrete barn floor. Sept. 12, 1939, he was married to Minerva Hoffman Bauman, who remains. Also remaining are 4 children (Gordon, Willard, Nelson, and Pearl, all at home), his father, and one brother (Arnold). His mother, one brother and one sister predeceased him. He lived on his parental farm from birth and farmed it for the last ten years. In his youth he became a Christian and united with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church. Five years ago he united with the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs Church July 22. More than a thousand people attended the service, which was in charge of Roy S. Koch, assisted by C. N. Good and Peter Wiebe. Burial was made in the cemetery at Three Bridges.
Stutzman, -- Michael Aaron, infant son of Virgil and Julia Ann Stutzman, was born Aug. 20, 1951, at the Memorial hospital, Seward, Nebr.; passed away the same day. He leaves his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Graveside services were conducted Aug. 21 by L. O. Schlegel. The body was laid to rest in the Milford A. M. Cemetery.
Yoder, -- John B., youngest child of Solomon and Sarah (King) Yoder, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Sept. 5, 1864; passed away at his home near Garden City, Mo., Aug. 13, 1951; aged 86 y. 11m. 8 d. He had been in failing health for several months and bedfast for nearly six weeks. He was the last of a family of five children. At the age of a year he moved to Cass Co., Mo., with his parents where he spent the remainder of his life. Dec. 31, 1899, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Kenagy, Topeka, Ind. To this union were born 4 children (Forest G., Eureka, Ill.; Frances-Mrs. E. J. Miller, and Lela F., both of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Walter L., Garden City, Mo.). He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church as a young man, remaining faithful until death. In June 1910, he was ordained deacon of the Bethel congregation. He served faithfully in other phases of church work as long as his health permitted. Surviving are his faithful companion, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 7 nephews and nieces, and many other relatives and friends. One infant grandson preceded him in death. A faithful and loving companion and father, he always had a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of his family. The funeral was in charge of W. R. Hershberger, assisted by J. C. Driver, S. S. Hershberger, and Walter Davenport, the latter from the Baptist Church in Garden City, Mo. His body was laid to rest in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Blocher, -- Margaret, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Warner) Wenger, was born on a farm northwest of Wakarusa, Ind., May 16, 1875; died at the Shaum Nursing Home, Elkhart, Ind., Aug. 27, 1951; aged 76 y. 3 m. 11 d. He entire life was spent in the vicinity of Wakarusa. About fourteen years ago she and her husband (Martin Blocher) sold their farm and moved to Elkhart, where they resided with their children, she was recently preceded in death by her brothers (Daniel). She leaves her husband, 5 sons (Charles, Arthur, Merle, Ralph, and Herman, all of Elkhart), and 3 daughters (Bessie-Mrs. Orville Canen, Elkhart; Goldie-Mrs. Arthur Smeltzer and Grace-Mrs. Alph Canen, both of Wakarusa), 27 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Three children died in infancy. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Mennonite Church Aug. 29 by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank. Text: John 11: 3. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Erb, -- Albert D., son of the late Joseph Erb, was born near Sugarcreek, Ohio, April 18, 1876; died of cerebral hemorrhage at the San Antonio Hospital, Upland, Calif., July 24, 1951; aged 75 y. 3 m. 6 d. On Jan. 11, 1914, he was united in marriage to Aldora Lantz, who preceded him in death in 1939. On Sept. 24, 1949, he was united in marriage to Alice Horst, Upland, Calif., whom he leaves. He leaves also 5 stepdaughters, 2 stepsons, and one sister (Susie Erb, of Oregon). In youth he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. He spent most of his life in Oregon, moving to Upland, Calif., in 1950. Funeral services were in charge of Will Guengerich and Sherman Maust. Burial was made in the local cemetery.
Hershberger, -- Edward, son of Abner P. and Sarah (Stutzman) Hershberger, was born May 22, 1897, at Milford, Nebr.; passed away Aug. 28, 1951, at the Bethel Hospital, Newton, Kans.; aged 54 y. 3 m. 6 d. He was stricken with encephalitis from which he was recovering when complications set in. He patiently endured eleven weeks of illness. On Dec. 6, 1917, he was united in marriage to Alma Stauffer, of Milford, Nebr. To this union were born 10 children. He leaves his devoted companion, 5 daughters and 5 sons (Mrs. Berdella Bender and Mrs. Lydia Hochstetler, Nampa, Ida; Mrs. Veva Garber, Winton, Calif.; Mrs. Erma Janzen and Lila, Hesston, Kans.; Weldon and Vilas, Casselton, N. Dak.; Tillman, La Plata, P. R.; Erlis and Abner, Hesston, Kans.), 12 grandchildren, 6 brothers (Ammon, Union City, Pa.; David, Milford, Nebr.; Allen, Albany, Oreg.; John and Paul, Wellman, Iowa; and Ezra, McPherson, Kans.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Lavina Rediger and Mrs. Iva Hauder, Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. Lacinda Earnest, Kalona, Iowa). His parents, 2 infant brothers, and one sister (Mrs. Alice Yeackley) preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour and was baptized as a member of the Mennonite Church. In 1937 he and his family moved to Amenia, N. Dak., where he was called to help serve in mission work. On Dec. 12, 1937, he was ordained deacon of the Red River Valley congregation by I. S. Mast and Eli G. Hochstetler. He was a faithful and consecrated servant of the Lord. In the fall of 1948 he moved to Hesston, Kans., for school. There he and the younger children attended. He was a kind father and admonished his children in the ways of the Lord. His cheerful disposition won him many friends. Funeral services were in charge of Milo Kauffman, M. A. Yoder, and Laurence Horst. Burial was made in the Zimmerdale Mennonite Cemetery.
Hess,-- Anna Mary, daughter of the late Henry E. and Barbara H. (Brubaker) Herr, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 39, 1895; died unexpectedly at her home June 25, 1951; aged 53 y. 6 m. 25 d. Death resulted from a coronary occlusion. She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband (John G. Hess), 4 sons and one daughter (John Henry, Christian H., Lloyd H., all of Lancaster; Allen, at home; and Barbara Ann-Mrs. Richard Hershey, Manheim, Pa.), one brother (Christian B. Herr, Lancaster, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Levi Weaver and at the Millersville Mennonite Church, in charge of Ira D. Landis and Amos Horst. Text: Psalm 23. Interment was made in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
Horst, -- Susan W., daughter of the late John and Fanny (Weber) Musser, was born in Berks Co., Pa., May 16, 1874; died of a heart attack in a convalescent home near Columbia, Pa., Aug. 28, 1951; aged 77y. 3 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Phares Horst, who preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1945. In her youth she joined the Reformed denomination at Allegheny, Berks Co., Pa. Later she transferred her membership to the Center Reformed Church in Lancaster Co., where she remained a member until death. She is survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Susan Shirk and Mary Musser). Two brothers (Henry and Franklin), 4 sisters (Annie, Fanny, Leah, Barbara-Mrs. William Burkhart), and one stepsister (Lizzie Good) preceded her in death. The latter had been received into their home and cared for during a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 31 at the Center Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
King, -- John Allen, son of Allen and Fannie (Yutzy) King, was born March 27, 1950, at Hutchinson, Kans.; passed away Aug. 9, 1951, at the home of his parents; aged 1 y. 4m. 13 d. He was a sweet child and always enjoyed good health. His death resulted when he fell into the water tank near the barn at his home. He leaves his father and mother, a brother (Vernon Lee), a sister (Vivian Kay), 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Emma Yutzy and Mrs. Anna King, both of Hutchinson), and a large number of uncles, aunts, cousins, and other friends. The funeral was conducted at the Yoder Mennonite Church Aug. 12 by Edward Yutzy and Harry A. Diener. Text: Mark 10 : 14. Burial was made in the Yoder Cemetery.
Metzler, -- Annie K., daughter of the late Aaron and Sarah (Kercher) Becker, was born July 27, 1872, in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died July 17, 1951, at her home, Mt. Joy, Pa., following a long illness; aged 78 y. 11 m. 20 d. Her husband (Clayton H. Metzler) preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1950. Surviving are 2 daughters (Minnie B. and Martha B., at home), one sister (Katie-Mrs. Harvey Ebersole, Mt. Joy, Pa.), one brother (Aaron K., East Petersburg, Pa), and nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Mt. Joy for many years. Funeral services were held July 21 at her late home by Henry F. Garber, Henry Lutz, and Henry Frank. Texts: Rom. 8: 18; II Cor. 4: 17. Interment was made in the Henry Eberly Cemetery, Mt. Joy.
Partin, -- William Mayo, son of the late William Timothy and Mary Ellen (Massengale) Partin, was born July 22, 1883; passed away Aug. 7, 1951; aged 68 y. 15 d. Surviving are his wife (Lecie), 3 sons (Bill, James, and Olen, Brewton, Ala.), and 5 daughters (Mrs. Lillie Mae Roland, Atmore, Ala.; Mrs. Willene McGhee, Brewton; Mrs. Corine Jackson, Pensacola, Fla.; Mrs. Juanita Williamson, Jay, Fla.). He accepted Christ this summer during evangelistic work at Dixonville. By request he was baptized by Harvey E. Shank and Wilbur Martin at his home. Death followed ten hours later. Funerals services were held at the home and at the New Home Church, in charge of Wilbur Martin and Harvey E. Shank. Text: John 15: 4. Interment was made in the New Home Cemetery, Atmore, Ala.
Rohrer, -- Mary A., daughter of the late Peter J. and Martha (Barr) Landis, was born Dec. 20, 1859; departed from this life July 25, 1951, at the home of her son (Peter L. Rohrer), Smoketown, Pa.; aged 91 y. 7 m. 5 d. She was a faithful member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church for over sixty years. In December 1880 she was married to Benjamin S. Rohrer, who preceded her in death in July, 1932. Surviving are 3 children (Harry L., Lancaster, Pa.; John L. and Peter L., Smoketown, Pa.), one brother (Harry B. Landis, Lancaster, Pa.), 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home on July 28 by Lloyd Eby and at the Stumptown Church by Lloyd Eby and Elmer G. Martin. Text: Ps. 116: 15. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Schmucker, -- Simon, son of the late Eli and Anna (Yoder) Schmucker, was born near Alliance, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1898; died in the Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1951; aged 53 y. 6 m. 9 d. At the age of eleven he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Beech Mennonite Church, where he continued his fellowship faithfully until death. On Feb. 16, 1922, he was united in marriage to Marie Martin, formerly of East Peoria, ill. To this union were born 3 children (Clyde, Clarence, and Ada). He was a successful farmer and a good neighbor, having lived in the same community from the time of his marriage. He was interested in the church, especially in his last days. He enjoyed good health until the last year; he was taken to the hospital four weeks prior to his death. His parents, 2 brothers (Jonathan and Adam), and one sister (Katie) preceded him in death. Surviving are his companion, 2 sons (Clyde, at home; Clarence, Jackson, Fla.), one daughter (Ada, at home), his stepmother (Mrs. Anna Hughes Schmucker, Uniontown, Ohio), 3 sisters (Bena and Eva, Alliance, Ohio; and Della-Mrs. Oscar Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio), 3 brothers (David, Louisville; Eli, Alliance; and Edwin, Urbana, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Beech Church, in charge of O. N. Johns and Ray Bair. Text: Heb. 9: 27. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Whitaker, -- Barbara, daughter of Christian and Mary (Gascho) Steckley, was born May 17, 1864, in Ontario; passed away Aug. 26, 1951, at the Colbort Nursing Home at Gresham, Oreg.; aged 87 y. 3m. 9 d. On Feb. 24, 1888, she was married to Joseph E. Whitaker, at Hartford, Kans. In 1913 she and her husband and family moved from Beaver Crossing, Nebr., to Albany, Oreg., where he husband passed away Aug. 16, 1929. After his death she established her home with her daughter at Portland, part time with her children at Albany. Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (John H. and William, both of Albany; Amelia Roth and Elmer G., both of Redmond, Oreg.; Mary Yoder, San Pablo, Calif.; and Elsie Fowlie, Portland), 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Anna Schwartzendruber, Wichita, Kans.; and Lydia Whitaker, Los Angeles, Calif.). A son (Albert) preceded her in death in 1869. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and joined the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member until the Twelfth Avenue Church, Albany, on Aug. 29. M. E. Brenneman officiated. Texts: II Cor. 5: 1; Heb. 11: 16. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.