Coss, -- Martha, daughter of the late Jonas and Mary (Whissler) Eshleman, was born July 21, 1867; died at her home in Maugansville, Md., Sept. 27, 1951; aged 84 y. 2 m. 6 d. Dec. 6, 1888, she was united in marriage to Martin E. Risser. This union was blessed with four daughters before her husband died in 1904. She continued the home, laboring in a sacrificial way until her family was grown. In 1916 she was united in marriage to George A. Coss, who predeceased her Jan. 23, 1951. She is survived by 4 daughters (Fannie, Mrs. Elmer K. Martin; Cora, Mrs. Jacob L. Charles; Mary, Mrs. Menno S. Martin; and Clara, Mrs. Laban H. Martin), 2 step children (Edward Coss and Mrs. John Martin), 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one sister and 4 brothers. She served the Lord for many years and attended church regularly as she had opportunity. At the time of her death she was a member of the Assembly Church. Funeral services were held Sept. 29, 1951, at the Stauffer Church in charge of Amos Martin. Interment in the Waynesboro, Pa., cemetery.
Hochstetler, -- Clara, youngest daughter of the late Abraham and Mattie (Troyer) Stutzman, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, Oct. 2, 1871; passed away Dec. 6, 1951, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Schroeder, Wood River, Nebr.; aged 80 y. 2 m. 4 d. At the age of eighteen months she with her parents came to Nebraska. Here she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was baptized as a member of the Chappell Mennonite congregation, to which she was faithful. Dec. 4, 1892, she was united in marriage to Daniel B. Hochstetler. Some time later they moved to Hall County, Nebr., transferring their membership to the Wood River Mennonite congregation located there. Her husband departed this life on Feb. 12, 1940. To this union were born seven children. Two sons and one daughter died in infancy. One son, Abraham, passed away in 1938. She leaves to mourn her passing 3 sons (Ezra, Cairo, Nebr.; Frank, Boise, Idaho; Ben, Colorado Springs, Colo.), 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services in charge of Alvin Gascho assisted by Arthur M. Stutzman were held at the home of her son Ezra and at the Wood River Mennonite Church on Dec. 9, 1951. Burial in the church cemetery.
McClintic, -- Charles W. McClintic, passed away at his home in Elkhart, Ind., of a heart attack on July 25, 1951. He was born Jan. 29, 1871, south of Elkhart and lived his entire life in the same community. One Feb. 24, 1894, he was married to Jennie Garber, Goshen, Ind., who survives. Him. This union was blessed with 2 daughters (Mrs. Rex Waterman and Mrs. Loren Roose, both of Elkhart). In addition to his widow and 2 daughters, he is survived by 2 brothers (George and Oliver, both of Elkhart), 7 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Bro. McClintic became a member of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful and active member until his death. The funeral service was conducted by J. D. Graber.
Rupp, --Richard LaMar, son of Donald and Verda Rupp, was born Dec. 9, 1949; departed this life Dec. 28, 1951; aged 2 y. 19 d. Richard met his death suddenly to an automobile accident. He was the only child of the family. Mourning his sudden and unexpected departure are his parents, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Rupp and Mr. and Mrs. Serenus Schrock; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stuckey, Mr. Simon Rupp, Mrs. Ida Schrock, all residing near Archbold, Ohio, and Mrs. Anna Ropp of Pigeon, Mich.; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services was held at the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio, in charge of Jesse Short and Roy Sauder.
Schmucker, -- Fannie, daughter of Samuel V. and Mary (Miller) Yoder, was born Oct. 13, 1876, at Nappanee, Ind.; died Dec. 15, 1951, at her home near White Cloud, Mich.; aged 75 y. 2 m. 2 d. On May 28, 1892, she was united in marriage to Manasses D. Schmucker. In 1895 they moved to Newago County, Mich. She united with the Old Order Amish Church in her youth and later transferred her membership to the White Cloud Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters (Etta, Mrs. C. L. Brimmer and Elizabeth, Mrs. Walter Polachek of White Cloud), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Manasses Yoder, Nappanee, Ind.; and Eli Yoder, Middlebury, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Susie Kuhns, Mrs. Lizzie Schmucker, and Mrs. Sarah Miller, all of Nappanee, Ind.), and many nieces and nephews. One daughter, Theresa, preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted in the White Cloud Mennonite Church by Edward D. Jones on Dec. 18, 1951. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bickel, -- Merle J., son of Bertha and Louis Bickel, was born in Goshen, Ind., Aug. 4, 1922; passed away Dec. 8, 1951; aged 29 y. 4 m. 3 d. On Oct. 1, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mae Welty. Three children were born to this union (Carrie and Jerry, twins, and James). Other surviving are his parents, one brother (Louis, Goshen, Ind.), and 5 sisters (FredaóMrs. William Fisher, Elkhart, Ind.; DonnabelleóMrs. Arthur DeKnikker, Goshen, Ind.; Eleanor JaneóMrs. Harold Nesbitt, New Paris, Ind.; DorisóMrs. Lloyd Schrock, Goshen, Ind.; BettyóMrs. Albert Hereshberger, Nappanee, Ind.) A few weeks before his death, Bro. Bickel and his wife reconsecrated their lives to the Lord. During the closing day s of his life he expressed peace with God and a willingness to depart this earth and meet his Master. Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at the North Goshen Church with the local ministers in charge. Burial was made in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Blough, -- W. Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Blough, was born near Goshen, Ind.; in 1895; passed away Dec. 17, 1951; aged 56 y. At the time of his death he was living with a niece, Prudence Leer. Surviving in addition to his niece, are a sister (Mrs. Hallet Rood, Nappanee, Ind.), and one brother (Nelson Blough, Syracuse, Ind.). Bro. Blough united with the North Goshen Mennonite Church in August of 1951, and was zealous in his testimony for Christ. Funeral services were held at the North Goshen Church, Dec. 20, and burial was made in the Yellow Creek Cemetery. Paul Mininger and Russell Krabill conducted the service.
Bontrager, -- Enos L., son of Isaac and Fannie (Keim) Bontrager, was born near Middlebury, Ind., June 25, 1882; died Dec. 18, 1951; and 69 y. 5 m. 23 d. He accepted Christ in 1903 in the Old Order Church, and remained faithful until death. On Feb. 16, 1905, he was united in marriage with Lydia Ann Schlabach. To this union were born 6 daughters, and 3 sons, five of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his bereaved wife, 3 daughters (ClaraóMrs. Ezra Schrock; Sarah AnnóMrs. Enos Cross; BetsieóMrs. Perry Nisley), one foster daughter (VivianóMrs. Rudy Bontrager), one son (Tobias), 21 grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren, 9 stepgrandchildren, 2 brothers and many other relatives and friends. The bereft wish to express their gratitude for the sympathy and interest shown to them during the time of sickness and death. Funeral services were held at the home Dec. 21 in charge of Samuel Hochstettler assisted by Ira Johns and Ira Nissley.
Camp, -- Anna M., daughter of Christian and Magdalene (Smith) Camp, was born Oct. 2, 1881, on the Camp homestead near Metamora, Ill.; died after an extended illness Dec. 2, 1951, at the Washington Nursing Home; aged 70 y. 2 m. She united with the Metamora Mennonite Church in her youth, remaining a member until death. Surviving are 3 brothers (Peter B., Hesston, Kans.; John J., Roanoke, Ill.; and Samuel D., Metamora, Ill.), and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Her parents, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were in charge of H. R. Schertz.
Ganger, -- Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Dora (Fisher) Defrees, was born in Locke Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., July 3, 1879; passed away at her home near Nappanee, Ind., Dec. 5, 1951; aged 72 y. 5 m. 2 d. She was united in marriage to Milo Ganger on Nov. 14, 1899. Besides her companion, she is survived by 8 children (Ralph, Leonard, and Earl of Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. John Mitchelen, Bristol, Ind.; Mrs. Wilbur Lehman, Nappanee, Ind.; Russel, Camp Roberts, Calif.; Willard, Wakarusa, Ind.; Mrs. Paul Mellinger, Bremen, Ind.), one brother (Samuel Defrees), 16 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two children (Inez and Henry) preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the North Main St. congregation in Nappanee. Funeral services were conducted at the North Main St. Mennonite Church, Dec. 8, by Homer F. North and Herbert Fisher. Burial was made in the Union Center Cemetery.
Herr, -- Elizabeth Landis, daughter of Rudolph and Magdalena Herr, was born March 14, 1857, near Lancaster, Pa.; passed from this life Dec. 18, 1951; aged 94 y. 9 m. 4 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Elizabeth was the last of her family. Surviving her are 2 sisters-in-law and 28 nieces and nephews. Four brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Millersville Church Dec. 21, by Landis Shertzer, Jacob Hess, and Daniel Gish. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
High, -- Marla R., daughter of the late Christian and Phebe (Weaver) High, was born near Mechanicsburg, Pa., July 3, 1868; departed from this life at her home in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Dec. 14, 1951; aged 83 y. 5 m. 12 d. In her early life she united with the Mennonite Church at Groffdale, Pa., and retained her faith until death. She was the last of her family. Services were held at the Overly Funeral Home and the Groffdale Mennonite Church Dec. 18 in charge of Lloyd Eby and David Landis. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hochstetler, -- Noah S., son of Samuel and Rosa (Schrock) Hochstetler, was born May 3, 1870 on the farm home of his parents in Johnson County, Iowa; died Jan. 15, 1952; aged 81 y. 8 m. 12 d. Surviving him are one sister (Lizzie) and 2 brothers (Aaron S., Wellman, Iowa; and Lewis, Grants Pass, Oreg.). His parents, one brother (Mahlon), and one sister (Mrs. John Hochstetler) preceded him in death. Noah became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church when a young man and remained in this faith until death. Funeral services were held Jan. 18, conducted by E. G. Swartzendruber at the home and by Jake J. Miller and E. G. Swartzendruber at the Fairview Church. Burial was made in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.
Hoober, -- Aaron B., son of the late Jacob R. and Lydia Ann (Burkholder) Hoober, was born near New Holland, Pa., June 6, 1906; passed away Nov. 17, 1951; aged 45 y. 5 m. 11 d. He was united in marriage to Esther M. Snyder June 6, 1929, to which union were born 2 sons (Mervin and Aaron, Jr.), and one daughter (Doris). Also surviving are 4 brothers (Clement E., Intercourse, Pa.; John, Lancaster, Pa.; Charles, Intercourse, Pa.; Lewis, Paradise, Pa.), and 3 sisters (Hattie--Mrs. David Nolt, Ephrata, Pa.; EmmaóMrs. J. Adam Weaver, New Holland, Pa.; MaryóMrs. Ervin Peiffer, Lancaster, Pa.). One sister, Evelyn, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home nov. 20 by Eli Sauder and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Mahlon Witmer and John Martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Jones, -- Joseph H., son of the late Griffith and Esther (Shaddinger) Jones, was born in Plumstead Twp., Pa., Sept. 18, 1872; died Oct. 14, 1951; aged 79 y. 26 d. He was a teacher in the Sunday school and a faithful member of the Deep Run congregation. He was married to Anna Crouthmel Feb. 6, 1894. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. One son preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, 3 daughters (MiriamóMrs. Leidy Moyer, Pipersville, Pa.; LeahóMrs. Harold Furness, Croydon, Pa.; HelenóMrs. Walter Swartz, Plumstedville, Pa.), one son (Norman, Lititz, Pa.), 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister, and 5 stepbrothers. Funeral services were held at his home in Dublin, Pa., Oct. 18 in charge of Erwin Nace, and at the Deep Run Church in charge of Wilson Overholt and Abram Yothers. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kornhaus, -- Lulu, oldest daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth (Rudy) Rohrer, was born near Orrville, Ohio, July 25, 1874; departed this life as a result of an auto accident Dec. 11, 1951; aged 77 y. 4 m. 17 d. Nov. 26, 1896, she was united in marriage to Melvin D. Kornhaus, who survives her. To this union were born 5 children (ElmaóMrs. Albert Horst, Dalton, Ohio; EstaóMrs. Raymond Burkholder, Orrville, Ohio; Myron, who died in infancy; David and Forrest, both of Orrville, Ohio). In 1902 she united with the Martins Mennonite Church. Besides her husband and 4 children, 11 grandchildren, one foster grandchild, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, one brother, and many relatives and friends survive her. Funeral services were conducted in the home of her son David and at the Martins Church with Don Augsburger and O. N. Johns officiating.
Miller, -- David, son of Eli and Ida (Mullet) Miller, was born Nov. 11, 1950, near Huntsburg, Ohio; passed away at the Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1951; aged 1 y. 1 m. 3 d. His death was caused by pneumonia and an enlarged heart. Surviving him are his father and mother, 3 brothers (Martin, William, and Allen), and one sister (Emma). One sister (Jemima) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Maple View Conservative Church Dec. 16 in charge of Noah D. Miller and Roman Miller. ìSuffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.î (Mark 10: 14)
Moyer, -- Mary Ellen, daughter of the late Frank and Rachel (Meyers) Meyers, was born in Plumstead Twp., Pa., April 18, 1864; died Nov. 20, 1951; aged 87 y. 7 m. 2 d. She was united in marriage to Levi Y. Moyer Oct. 9, 1886. To this union were born one daughter and 3 sons. Her husband and daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons (Leidy and Joseph of Bedminster Twp., Pa., and Alvin, Doylestown, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held at the Deep Run Mennonite Church Nov. 24 in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, Erwin Nace. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Risser, -- John D., son of the late John E. and Barbara (Martin) Risser, was born near Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 5, 1882; passed away as the result of a heart attack Jan. 19, 1952; aged 69 y. 1 m. 15 d. He was united in marriage to Susan Eshleman of Kinzers, Pa., Jan. 5, 1905, who survives him. He was converted in his youth and became a member of the Millerís Mennonite Church, at which place on Aug. 23, 1920, he was ordained a minister. He took his responsibilities seriously, loved the Bible, and taught it plainly for more than 31 years. In the earlier part of his ministry he was widely used as an evangelist. Near the close of the first decade of his ministry he underwent a serious operation and was incapacitated for more than a year. When he resumed his ministry, he gradually took on a larger sphere of activity; however, he felt unable to endure the strenuous life of an evangelist. During the latter twenty years of his ministry he was used repeatedly on Bible conference programs and in ministersí conferences and normals. He especially challenged younger ministers by his thoroughness of preparation and his clear presentation of the Word of God. Surviving are his companion, 5 children (John E., Landis E., AnnaóMrs. Samuel L. Martin, AliceóMrs. Adin L. Showalter, MarthaóMrs. Irvin S. Shank, all of Hagerstown, Md.), 19 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother (Jacob H. Riser), 1 sister (Fannie M. Risser), 4 half brothers (Henry Baer, Hagerstown, Md.; Adam M. Baer, Hagerstown, Md.; Isaac M. Baer, Steelton, Pa.; Benjamin M. Baer, Harrisonburg, Va.), and 3 half sisters (LeahóMrs. Stanley H. Martin, Hagerstown, Md.; ElizabethóMrs. Jonas Hege, Marion, Pa.; and Martha M. Baer, Baltimore, Md.). He was a stepson of the late Henry H. Baer. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Jan. 22 by Amos Martin, and at Reiffís Mennonite Church by Moses K. Horst and Daniel M. Strite. Interment in the Paradise Cemetery.
Schertz, -- Edward C., son of Christian H. and Anna (Gingery) Schertz, was born in Metamora, Ill., Sept. 2, 1884; passed away Nov. 2, 1951; aged 67 y. 2m. He was united in marriage to Emma Garber on Sept. 3, 1914. In his early life he united with the Metamora Mennonite Church remaining a faithful member until death. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons (Orval C., Richard C., and Chester H., of Metamora, Ill.; Donald, serving in Korea), and 8 grandchildren. One daughter (Elva M.) preceded him in death. Funeral services were in charge of H. R. Schertz assisted by Ezra Yordy.
Swartzendruber, -- John A., son of George and Mary (Shetler) Swartzendruber, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Dec. 27, 1869; died at the Mercy Hospital, in Iowa City, Dec. 24, 1951; aged 81 y. 11 m. 27 d. On Nov. 24, 1892, he was united in marriage to Katie Yoder. To this union were born 9 children. Survivors include 4 sons (George, Cedar Rapids; Will, Davenport; John and Henry of Iowa City;), 2 daughters (UrsulaóMrs. Annas Miller, Goshen, Ind.; and Mary L. ñMrs. Clayton Widmer, Crawfordsville, Iowa), 10 grandchildren, one sister, and one brother. He was preceded in death by his companion, 3 sons, and 2 grandsons. In his youth he unite with the Mennonite Church in which faith he died. Funeral services were held Dec. 26 at the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church by George S. Miller and J. Y. Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the nearby cemetery.
Wismer, -- Enos B., son of the late Abraham and Catherine (Bishop) Wismer, was born Jan. 9, 1868; died Nov. 18, 1951; aged 83 y. 10 m. 9 d. He married Mary Overholt Jan. 12, 1889. He accepted Christ as a young man and united with the Deep Run Church. He was ordained by lot to the ministry at the Deep Run Church June 4, 1903, and served as pastor until 1934. There he and his wife sold their home and moved to the Souderton Old Peopleís Home. He preached here for a number of years. He was a faithful minister of the Gospel and took great interest in his church and Sunday school and other meetings. During the last two years he was totally blind. Surviving him are his wife (Mary Wismer), 2 nieces (Mrs. Samuel Trauger and Mrs. Jacob Tyson), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Old Peopleís Home Nov. 21 in charge of Jacob M. Moyer and Marvin Andres, and at the Deep Run Church on Nov. 22, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Erwin Nace, and Joseph Gross. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Blosser, -- Ada Virginia, second of family of 15 children was born to Martin A. and Kate L. (Shank) Layman, Jan. 7, 1877, near Harrisonburg, Va.; departed from this life in her home at South English, Iowa, Jan. 10, 1952; aged 75 y. 3 d. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. Jan. 9, 1902, she was united in marriage Perry J. Blosser of Concord, Tenn. Soon after marriage she and her companion moved to Tennessee, where they lived for two and one-half years and then returned again to Virginia. In 1906 they moved to the community near South English, Iowa, where they have lived to the present. Nine children were born into this home. She leaves her husband and 8 children, the oldest son (Wilmer Dewitt) having preceded her in death. The children who survive are: Abbie, at home, Aquila, Dixon, Ill.; Dwight, Wellman, Iowa; Menno, Parnell, Iowa; Oren, South English, Iowa; Mary Kate (Mrs. Oren Yoder), Parnell, Iowa; Eugene, Goshen, Ind.; Amos, Norristown, Pa. She also leaves 18 grandchildren and 9 brothers and sisters: Lydia (Mrs. James Shank), Dayton, Va.; Michael, Harrisonburg, Va.; John, Denbigh, Va.; Hannah (Mrs. Joe Brunk), Harrisonburg, Va.; Ottilla (Mrs. Luther Bowman), Roy, and Della (Mrs. Walter Hartman), Harrisonburg, Va.; Isa (Mrs. Emory Coakley), Norfolk, Va.; Weaver, Dale Enterprise, Va. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death: Charlie, Joe, Byard, Emory, and Abbie (Mrs. Dan Shank). Memories area precious as we think of her as a devoted companion and a patient loving Mother. Her meek conscientious spirit, besides being an inspiration to her children and a Godly influence in the home, filled a vital place in the life of her husband with his responsibilities as a Christian minister. The morning of Jan. 9, the date of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, her companion was unable to arouse her, a cerebral hemorrhage rendering her unconscious. During the day she rallied slightly, but steadily grew weaker and the following day left this earthly tabernacle to be wither Lord. Funeral services were in charge of Simon Gingerich assisted by J. Y. Swartzendruber and Silas Horst. Following a selection she had chosen to share with the family on the day of their anniversary.
It has been many years since my husband and I embarked upon the Sea of Matrimony. Like most marriages, ours had it share of storms. Through it all we have kept our lives clean and have kept working at our marriage, each giving, taking, and most of all, adjusting. Now our family is gone from home, but instead of emptiness which we feared would come, we found companionship and love such as we had never known. At the time when we needed it most our ship has come into a peaceful harbor. In order for a marriage to be successful it has to be worked at. The happiness and joys you find in a peaceful harbor are worth working for and waiting for. Souls shall be ever with the Lord; therefore the richest part of our life is still ahead of us.
Christophel, -- Jesse, son of Daniel and Anna (Wenger) Christophel, was born in Jackson Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., June 23, 1886; was killed instantly while on his way to work Dec. 20, 1951; aged 65 y. 5 m. 27 d. On April 26, 1913, he was united in marriage to Naomi Culp. To this union were born 3 sons (Paul, Timothy, and James) and 2 daughters (Ruth and Esther). His daughter Esther preceded him in death. In early manhood he united with the Salem Mennonite Church, remaining faithful unto the end. Surviving him besides his sorrowing companion and children are one sister (Mrs. S. B. Metzler, Wakarusa, Ind.), 2 brothers (Enos, Goshen, Ind.; and Wesley, Elkhart, Ind.), one grandson, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Dec. 23 in charge of R. F. Yoder assisted by F. E. Freed.
Deiter, -- Elmer Frank, son of the late Harry and Lizzie (Shulty) Deiter, was born near Hessdale, Strasburg, Twp., Lancaster County, Pa., on Feb. 21, 1903; passed away at the St. Josephís Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 12, 1951; aged 48 y. 6 m. 9 d. At the age of 14 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death. He attended both the New Providence and Willow Street Mennonite Churches. He was united in marriage to Esther Mary (Witmer) Deiter, 4 sons (Mervin W., Lititz, Pa.; Robert H., Ronks, Pa.; Paul w. and Elvin R., at home), 3 daughters (A. Irene, Anna E., and M. Joyce at home), one grandchild, 2 sisters (Mrs. Abram Metzler, Strasburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Raymond Brubaker, Ephrata, Pa.), his step mother, 2 half-brothers, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home Aug. 15, 1951, with Rev. James Siegrist in charge, and at the Willow Street Mennonite Church with Jacob T. Harnish, John Brenneman, and Emory Herr in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hackman, -- Sarah F., daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah (Frederick) Gehman, was born Jan. 17, 1896, in Franconia, Pa.; died suddenly in her home Dec. 25, 1951; aged 55 y. 11 m. 8 d. She was married in Feb. 3, 1917, to Samuel Hackman who several years ago became deacon of the Franconia Mennonite Church, of which both were members. Surviving are her husband, 4 brothers (Jacob, Aaron, Isaac and Paul), and 2 foster children (Clayton Detwiler, Dublin, Pa.; and AlmaóMrs. Samuel Derstine, Souderton, Pa.). Funeral services were held Dec. 29 in the Franconia Mennonite Church with Elwood Derstine and Menno Souder officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lee, -- Theophilus B., son of Quaker parents T. Riley and Ruth Allen Lee, Friendsville, Tenn., was born Oct. 6, 1865; died Nov. 16, 1951; aged 86 y. 1 m. 10 d. He was united in marriage 57 years ago to Kate Neuhauser of Concord, Tenn., and in this community they reared their family of 2 sons and 2 daughters. He was a faithful attendant of the Concord Mennonite Church and taught a Sunday-school class there for years. Later the family moved to Slidell, La., where Mr. Lee was employed in the Neuhauser Bros. Store. On Nov. 3 he fell while at work in the store, fracturing his skull. He died Nov. 16. He was preceded in death by a daughter (Katherin). Surviving him besides his widow are 2 sons (Joe R., Slidell, La., and John W., Whiteriver, Ariz.), one daughter (Ruth, Slidell, La.), one brother, one sister, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the home Nov. 18 with M. H. Fields, Slidell, Pa., officiating. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. ìT. B.î as he was known to his many friends, died as he lived, quietly and confidently. His consistent, faithful Christian life was appreciated by all who knew him. He was a ìFriendî in deed as well as in name.
Transcriber's note: "Katherin" is spelled correctly.
Saltzman, -- Richard Elwood, son of William and Rosa (Kennel) Saltzman, was born Oct. 1, 1931, at Limon, Colo.; died Dec. 27, 1951, at the Colorado General Hospital at Denver, Colo.; aged 20 y. 2 m. 27 d. He was struck with Polio when but six months old and had been an invalid most of his life. At the age of 14 he was baptized and became a member of the Mennonite Church of Limon. One brother (James Olin) preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, 2 brothers (Dale, Nampa, Idaho, and Larry Dean, Limon, Colo.), 8 sisters (Dorothy Svalberg, Denver, Colo.; Mabel Oyler, Diamond Springs, Calif.; Mildred Catlin, Manzanola, Colo.; Ethel Yoder, Limon, Colo.; Inez Bryan, Monticello, Utah; Juanita Manis, Independence, Mo.; Rosella Darling, Long Beach, Calif.; and Melba Ann, Limon, Colo.), one grandmother, and one grandfather, 11 nieces, and 12 nephews, besides a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at the Limon Mennonite Church in charge of E. E. Showalter assisted by Val Swartzendruber. Interment was in the Limon Mennonite Cemetery.
Snavely, -- Daniel B., son of the late Abraham and Annie ( Brubaker) Snavely, was born April 25, 1865; died Nov. 22, 1951, at the home of his son; aged 86 y. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Barbara Bucher. To this union were born 4 children, 3 of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by one son (Ammon B., Manheim, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and one brother. He was a member of the Erb Mennonite Church at Lititz, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Hernley Church, Manheim, Pa., in charge of Joseph Boll and Homer Bomberger. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Stauffer, -- Nancy B., daughter of Elias M. and Rebecca (Bauman) Gingrich, was born Feb. 22, 1910; passed away Dec. 19, 1951, at her home in Ephrata; aged 41 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Oct. 27, 1928, she was united in marriage to Adam R. Stauffer. Surviving her are her husband, 4 daughters (JoannaóMrs. Noah Zimmerman, Myerstown; ErmaóMrs. Phares Martin, Ephrata; and Lucinda and Violet, at home), 2 sons (Leon and Elias at home), her parents, 6 sisters, and 3 brothers. She was a member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Menno B. Weaver and at the Springville Mennonite Church in charge of Henry W. Martin and Joseph O. Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wenger, -- John J., son of the late Isaac and Lydia (Brenneman) Wenger, was born Nov. 16, 1866, at Wengerís Mill, Va.; died Nov. 13, 1951; aged 84 y. 11 m. 27 d. He attended public school in Rockingham County and college at Goshen, Ind. Following his marriage to Ida Nellie Bury Aug. 23, 1899, they made their home at the Wenger homestead. Then they sold it to devote their time more fully to Christian service. He served as the first business manager of Easter Mennonite College. His wife preceded him in death in 1944, and since then he has been living in Park View. He was the last surviving member of the family, but 2 foster children and a great number of nieces and nephews mourn his departure. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at the Lindale Church in charge of J. R. Mumaw assisted by B. Charles Hostetter and J. L. Stauffer. Burial was in the family lot in the near-by cemetery.
Zimmerman, -- Ruth M., wife of Joseph Zimmerman, was born April 19, 1898; departed this life Dec. 23, 1951, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 53 y. 8 m. 4 d. She is survived by her sorrowing husband, one daughter (Rachel Forrey), one son (Simon), 2 grandchildren, and one sister (GraceóMrs. Ben Zimmerman). Funeral services were held on Dec. 27 at the Stauffer Mennonite Church of which she was a member. Bro. Noah Risser, Zylvian Myers and Frank Carper were in charge. The text used for the sermon was of her own choosing, Jn. 14: 3, ìI will come again.î Interment was made in Goods Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Blough, -- Rebecca, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Kaufman) Lohr, was born in Davidsville, Pa., Aug. 17, 1880; died Dec. 6, 1951, at home in Davidsville; aged 71 y. 3 m. 19 d. She was the widow of the late Ammon Blough, who preceded her in death, July 14, 1942. She is survived by a son (Harley, Davidsville, Pa.), 3 daughters (Mabel and Rebecca of Davidsville, and EstheróMrs. David Mishler, Johnstown, Pa.), 2 sisters, and 3 granddaughters. She was a member of the Blough Mennonite Church for 50 years. Funeral services were held at the Blough Church Dec. 9, in charge of Harold Thomas and Harry C. Blough. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Darr, -- Charles W., son of the late Hiram and Melissa Darr, was born at Chillicothe, Mo., Oct. 30, 1868; passed away at his home in Fisher, Ill., Dec. 23, 1951; aged 83 y. 1 m. 23 d. He was married to Bena Sommer March 7, 1925. Most of their married life was spent near Urbana and in Fisher, Ill. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons by a former marriage (Clyde, Moline, Ill., and Ervin of Oklahoma), one sister, and 3 brothers. One brother preceded him in death. On Thanksgiving afternoon he confessed Christ as his Saviour and has since then repeatedly expressed confidence in Him and peace with God. He was a quiet and unassuming husband, yet a man of definite convictions on matters of moral integrity. Funeral services were in the East Bend Mennonite Church, with burial in the near-by cemetery, Harold A. Zehr officiated.
Miller, -- Lizzie M., daughter of Isaac and Susan (Glass) Miller, was born at Smithville, Pa., Oct. 4, 1865; departed this life at the Orrville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 19, 1951; aged 86 y. 1 m. 24 d. She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church. She had been a guest at the Home for 24 years. The last of her immediate family, she is survived only by nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at the Oreville Mennonite Home in charge of Ira D. Landis and Landis H. Brubaker. Her body was laid to rest in the Landis Valley Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: There are two different spellings for the Orrville Mennonite Home. I believe the first one is the correct spelling.
Nafziger, -- Howard Leonard, twin son of Harold and Verna Pearl Nafziger, Hannibal, Mo., was stillborn Dec. 20, 1951. He is survived by his brother Harold Lynn, and his father and his mother. Graveside services were held Dec. 31 in charge of Nelson E. Kauffman at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Neighbors, -- Anna Marie Greve, was born March 24, 1874; departed this life Dec. 23, 1951, at her home at Harper, Kans.; aged 77 y. 8 m. 29 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob Bergman Nov. 19, 1896, who preceded her in death. Six children were born to this union. She was married to S. R. Neighbors who also preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1948. She united with the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church in March, 1922. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Church Dec. 26, in charge of R. M. Weaver. Interment was made in the Harper Cemetery.
Oberholtzer, -- Anna K., daughter of the late Phares R. and Alice (Kurtz) Brown, was born at Akron, Pa., Dec. 26, 1891; died unexpectedly at her home in Leola, Pa., Dec. 2, 1951; aged 59 y. 11 m. 6 d. She was united in marriage to Ivan M. Oberholtzer in 1915. Surviving are her husband, one daughter (Elva B.), and a sister (Mrs. Emory Zuck). Funeral services were held Dec. 5 from the Espenshade Funeral Home in charge of Eli Sauder, and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church in charge of Mahlon Witmer and John Martin. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Shenk, -- Lizzie Charles, daughter of the late Ephraim and Mary (Charles) Hostetter, was born Sept. 8, 1877; entered into rest Jan. 4, 1952; aged 74 y. 3 m. 26 d. She was the widow of Oliver H. Shenk. There survive 2 sons (Oliver H., Reading, Pa., and Christian H., Lancaster, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services in charge of Christian Martin, Landis Brubaker, and Landis Shertzer were held at the Mennonite Home in Oreville, Pa., Jan. 6.
Stover, -- Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Anna Schultz, was born April 1, 1887, at Avon, S. Dak.; departed this life at her home in Wadsworth, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1951; aged 64 y. 8 m. 29 d. In early life she professed faith in Christ and became a member of the Mennonite Church. Nov. 14, 1908, she was united in marriage to William K. Stover. In February, 1923, she with her husband transferred their membership to the First Mennonite Church in Wadsworth, Ohio. She worked with great devotion to promote relief projects as long as her health permitted. Those surviving are her husband, a daughter (Leona), and one son (Vernon). One grandson preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Bicksler Funeral Home. J. Robert Kreider, her nephew, and A. J. Neuenschwander were in charge of the services. Interment was made in the Wadsworth Cemetery.
Unternahrer, -- Christian, son of Frank and Catherine (Stucky) Unternahrer, was born at Basel, Switzerland, may 26, 1863; passed away at the home of his son-in-law, Jacob R. Roth, near Wayland, Iowa, Jan. 1, 1952; aged 88 y. 7 m. 6 d. He was received into the Mennonite Church in his youth by water baptism, and remained a faithful member until death. On Nov. 26, 1895, he was married in Basel, Switzerland to Anna Rediger. Five daughters and 3 sons were born to this union. In July, 1904, they immigrated to America, near Wayland, Iowa. Christian was predeceased by his wife. He leaves 3 sons (Joseph, Jacob, and Noah of Wayland, Iowa), one daughter (HannahóMrs. Jacob R. Roth, Wayland, Iowa), one brother (Joseph, Thurman, Colo.), 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives and friends. The funeral was held at the Sugar Creek Church Jan. 4 conducted by Simon Gingerich.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.