Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1953

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 9 - March 3, 1953 --- page 213, 214

Alderfer, --- Henry Bower, son of the late Abram and Katie (Bower) Alderfer, was born near Lansdale, Pa., Dec. 10, 1896; departed this life at his residence in Lansdale, Pa., Feb. 12, 1953; aged 56 y. 2 m. 2 d. On Aug. 23, 1916, he was married to Anna Harr, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Henry, Marion, Ind.; and Harold, West Chester. Pa.), one grandchild, 3 sisters (Mrs. Norman Detweiler, Kuplsville, Pa.; Mrs. William Dean, Lansdale, Pa.; and Mrs. Henry Landes, Doylestown, Pa.), and one brother (Norman, Souderton, Pa.). On March 12, 1922, he was baptized and became a member of the Plain Mennonite Church were he continued until his death. He suffered with a heart condition from childhood but worked regularly as a postal employee until three years before his death. Funeral services were held at the Plain Church, by John E. Lapp and J. C. Clemens.

Bast, --- William, was born at Wellseley, Ont., Feb. 7, 1904; passed away at the Brooks, Alta., Hospital, Jan. 17, 1953; aged 48 y. 11 m. 10 d. Death came as the result of an asthmatic condition from which he suffered the greater part of his life. In March, 1942, he was married to Myrtle Buschert. He farmed in the Cartstairs community until 1949 when he with his family moved to Duchess. He united with the Mennonite Church as a young man, later reconsecrating his life to God, and remained a faithful member until death. By his friendly disposition he accumulated a wealth of friends. Surviving are his wife, 3 children (Delmare, Mary, and Ronald), and 5 brothers (Solomon, George, Simon, Aaron, and Moses, all of Ontario). One brother (Amos) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the West Zion Mennonite Church, Jan. 21, with C.J. Ramer and Linford Hackman in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Birky, --- Mary L., daughter of Jacob and Magdalene (Hochstetler) Birky, was born near Tremont, Ill., Feb. 23, 1864; passed away Feb. 10, 1953, at Shickley, Nebr., aged 88y. 11 m. 18 d. At the age of 11 years she moved with her parents to Garden City, Mo., and a few years later to Sheldon, Kans., and in 1910 to Shickley, Nebr. She had been bedfast three years. She was the last of a family of eight. Surviving are a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Salem Mennonite Church, Feb. 13, by P. R. Kennel, assisted by Fred Reeb and Lee Schlegel, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Deiter, --- Lizzie, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Ann (Shultz) Diffenbach, was born Nov. 23, 1865, in East Lampeter Twp., Pa.; passed away Jan. 21, 1953; aged 87 y. 1 m. 28 d. She was married to Harry Deiter, who preceded her in death in 1941. She was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church, worshiping at the Mellinger and Strasburg congregations, where her faithfulness was proved by her regular attendance. The last two years of her life were spent in the homes of her children. She was the last of her immediate family and is survived by 2 sons (Roy H., Willow Street, Pa.; and Ray D., Lancaster, Pa.), and 2 daughters (Mrs. Abram H. Metzler, Strasburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Raymond H. Brubaker, Ephrata, Pa.). One son (Frank) preceded her in death. There are 22 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held, Jan. 24, at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, in charge of Jacob T. Harnish, Emory Herr, and John Brenneman, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Dochterman, -- John M., son of the late John H. and Sarah (McMullen) Dochterman, was born in Lancaster County, Jan. 9, 1883; suddenly passed from this life Jan. 30, 1953; aged 70 y. 21 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a faithful member of the Mellinger Mennonite Church until death. He also taught in the Sunday School for many years. On Oct. 26, 1905, he was united in marriage to Lizzie K. Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Clayton W., Rohrerstown, Pa.; and Mary A.-Mrs. Henry Graybill, Lancaster, Pa.), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Mellinger Church in charge of David Landis and Harry Lefever, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Goss, -- Ella H., daughter of Abraham H. and Susan B. (Harnish) Thomas, was born Aug. 24, 1886; passed to her reward Jan. 11, 1953; aged 66 y. 4 m. 18 d. Death came very suddenly and unexpectedly at noon while she was attending services at the Valley Forge Mennonite Mission, Oxford, Pa. She was a faithful member of the Byerland Mennonite Church and was seldom absent. On Jan. 18, 1923, she was united in marriage to Aldus H. Goss, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 stepsons (Samuel, Millersville, Pa.; and Enos, Willow Street, Pa.), 3 sisters, and 6 step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held, Jan. 14, at the Byerland Mennonite Church, by Maris Hess and Henry W. Nauman.

Leatherman, --- James C., infant son of Irwin and Myrtle Leatherman, Pipersville, Pa., was born Sept. 11, 1952; died very suddenly of lobar pneumonia, Feb. 1, 1953; aged 4 m. 20 d. He is survived by his parents, one brother (John Irwin), and paternal grandmother. Funeral services were held, Feb. 5, at the Deep Run Church, in charge of Wilson Overholt and Omar Showalter, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Moyer, --- Esther (Clemens), was born near Harleysville, Pa., Jan. 8, 1879; died Feb. 13, 1953; aged 74 y. 1 m. 5 d. She was a member of the Plain Mennonite Church, Lansdale, Pa., for fifty-five years. She was preceded in death by her husband (William L Moyer) six years ago, and two children. Surviving are 2 sons (Titus, Quakertown, Pa.; and J. Willard, Hatfield, Pa.), and 6 daughters (Florence Keeler, Lansdale, Pa.; Sallie Detwiler, Telford, Pa.; Verna Groff, Harleysville, Pa.; Ida Moyer, Souderton, Pa.; Bertha Kratz, Morwood, Pa.; and Alma Leatherman, Hatfield, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Plain Church, Feb. 18, in charge of J. C. Clemens, John Lapp, and Wayne Kratz, with burial in the church cemetery.

Musselman, --- Mary, daughter of the late Christian and Marla (Miller) Litwiller, was born Dec. 14, 1882, near St. Agatha; passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 6, 1953; aged 70 y. 1 m. 23 d. In April, 1920, she was united in marriage to Jacob Musselman, who preceded her in death in 1945. Surviving are 3 sons (Eldon, Detroit, Mich; Leslie and Edgar of Preston, Ont.), 2 daughters (Ermina-Mrs. Ira Bauman, Elmira, Ont.; and Elsie-Mrs. Cleason Martin, Waterloo, Ont.), 2 brothers (Samuel and David), one sister (Mrs. Moses Jantzi), 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. One son (Hubert), 2 brothers (Jacob and Moses), and sisters (Barbara and Lydia) preceded her in death. She accepted Christ in her youth and was a faithful member of the Waterloo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of J. B. Martin and Linus Wark.

Nofziger, --- Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Catherine (Rich) Roth, was born April 17, 1871, in Hickory Co., Mo., and migrated by team and wagon to Arkansas in August, 1882, and by train to Hubbard, Oreg., in 1892. She passed away in the Molalla Nursing Home Nov. 8, 1952; aged 81 y. 6 m. 22 d. In December, 1890, she was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church by Jacob Yoder near Stuttgart, Ark., and at the time of her death was a member of the Bethel Mennonite congregation, Canby, Oreg. She was always faithful in attending church and much concerned for the spiritual welfare of her family. On Dec. 8, 1892, she was married to Frank Schultz, who passed away in1924. Surviving from this union are 3 sons (Elmer H., Mulino, Oreg.; Milo S., and Julius W., both of Molalla, Oreg.), and 5 daughters (Ellen-Mrs. Alvin Hamilton, Molalla, Oreg.; Mae-Mrs. Lester Burkholder, Canby, Oreg.; Delila-Mrs. Walter Olson, Hubbard, Oreg.; Elva-Mrs. Glenn Morris, and Emma-Mrs. Glenn Hepler, both of Molalla, Oreg.). One son (Clarence) preceded her in death. On Aug. 29, 1925, she was married to C. G. Nofziger, who preceded her in death in 1940. Remaining to mourn her departure besides her children are 46 grandchildren, 45, great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Joe of Alabama; William, Coquille, Oreg.; and Simon, Estacada, Oreg.), 3 sisters (Lena Nofziger, Canby, Oreg.; Emma Headings, Hubbard, Oreg.; and Rosa Strubbar, Woodburn, Oreg.) and many other relatives and friends. Services were in charge of F. J. Gingerich and the Bethel congregation, with burial in the Zion Church Cemetery.

Sensenig, -- Isaac G., son of John B. and Mary (Good) Sensenig, was born near New Holland, Pa., Sept. 1, 1872; departed this life Jan. 13, 1953, seven days after suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage; aged 80 y. 4m. 13 d. On Dec. 28, 1893, he was united in marriage to Annie Z. Martin, who preceded him in death in 1942. Surviving are 9 children (Mary-Mrs. Jacob Horst, Mrs. Mabel Martin, Ivan, Anna-Mrs. Milton Horst, Elmer, Edna-Mrs. Aaron Eby, Leroy, Paul, and Raymond), 42 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, one brother (Samuel G.), and 2 sisters (Emma-Mrs. John Martin and Barbara-Mrs. Noah Sauder). Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one son (Isaac). He was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held, Jan. 16, at the Weaverland Church, by David Weaver and Alvin Martin. Burial was made in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Shank, ---Martha, daughter of the late Christian and Mary (Strite) Shank, was born near Leitersburg, Md., May 26, 1874; died at the Mennonite Home, Maugansville, Md., Feb. 10, 1953; aged 78 y. 8 m. 15 d. She had been at the home for a period of 11 years. In 1894 she was baptized and became a member of the Reiff Mennonite Church, where she continued faithful until death. Surviving are 5 brothers (Abram and Christian, Maugansville, Md.; Aaron and Noah, Greencastle, Pa.; and Daniel, Hagerstown, Md.). Funeral services were held at the Reiff Church, Feb. 12, in charge of Samuel L. Martin and Moses K. Horst, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Smith, --- Rodney Jay, infant son of Milford and Clara Smith, Sheridan, Oreg., was born Jan. 15, 1953; passed away Jan. 18. He is survived by his parents and grandparents. Burial was made in the Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery with services in charge of H. A. Wolfer.

Stalter, --- Christian B., was born Aug. 14, 1868, in Tazewell Co., Ill., the son of Jacob and Barbara Stalter; passed away at the home of his nephew at Meadows, Ill., Feb. 8, 1953; aged 84 y. 5 m. 25 d. He had been in poor health for the past two years, having lost his eyesight and was confined to bed most of the time, but he was very patient through all of his afflictions. On Feb. 20, 1896, he was married to Lena Birkey, who preceded him in death in 1948. Surviving are 3 sons (Arthur J. and Ray, Washington, Ill.; and Levi, Eureka, Ill.), and 7 grandchildren. As a young man he confessed faith in Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, maintaining his faith in Christ and loyalty to the church to the end. He had been a member of the Waldo congregation for nearly forty years, worshiping with the church when it was possible for him to be present. Funeral services were held at the church, in charge of J. D. Hartzler, assisted by E. J. Stalter.

Swartzendruber, --- Eliza Ann, daughter of Daniel and Barbara (Miller) Wertz, was born Nov. 21, 1876, in Johnson Co., Iowa; departed this life Jan. 22, 1953, near Wellman, Iowa; aged 76 y. 2 m. 1 d. On Nov. 19, 1896, she was united in marriage to Joseph L. Swartzendruber, who preceded her in death in 1933. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister (Lena-Mrs. D. E. Benell). She leaves to mourn her departure, 3 daughters (Bertha Mae-Mrs. Marion L. Yoder, Carrie Helena-Mrs. Ezra W. Shenk, and Ollie Ruth-Mrs. Dwight Blosser, all of Wellman, Iowa), 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Joe, Julesburg, Colo.; Charles, Wellman, Iowa; and Edward, Los Angeles, Calif.), and one sister (Kate-Mrs. C. C. Miller, Kalona, Iowa). At the age of eighteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized by Bishop Christian Wehry. She was received into the East Union congregation, but she and her husband later became charter members of the West Union Mennonite Church. After the death of her husband she moved to Wellman, Iowa, and there became a charter member of the Wellman Mennonite Church in November, 1940. She was a Sunday-school teacher for many year and lived a consistent Christian life to the end. She was a faithful attendant at services, prayer meetings, and sewing circle. Funeral services were in charge of P. J. Blosser, George S. Miller, and Edward Diener with burial in the West Union Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 10 - March 10, 1953--- page 237, 238

Bowers, --- Phebe, daughter of the late Joseph S. and Jannie (Nofziger) Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, May 29, 1894; passed away suddenly at her home near Archbold, Feb. 16, 1953; aged 58 y. 8 m. 18 d. On Nov. 29, 1914, she was united in marriage to Bennie Bowers, who survives. Also surviving are 2 brothers (Seth, West Unity, Ohio, and Alfred, Archbold, Ohio), 3 nieces, 5 nephews, and a number of other relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour early in life and united with the Mennonite Church, being a faithful member of the Lockport congregation at the time of her death. She and her husband had attended both morning and evening services the day before her passing. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Mennonite Church, Feb. 19, in charge of Isaac King, Simon Stuckey, D. W. Graber, and Walter Stuckey, with burial in the Lockport Cemetery.

Brenneman, --- Annie W., daughter of the late Christian H. and Catharine S. Brenneman, was born June 4, 1871; passed away very unexpectedly at the home of her niece, Millersville, Pa., Jan. 13, 1953; aged 81 y. 7 m. 9 d. Although she had been in failing health she was not confined to bed at any time. She was the last of her immediate family but is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Millersville Mennonite Church for 46 years. Funeral services were held Jan. 16, with Christian K. Lehman and Jacob G. Hess officiating. Burial was made in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

Burkholder, --- Fannie S., daughter of the late Joseph S. and Maryann (Shantz) Weber, was born at Waterloo, Ont., May 11, 1886; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus in the early morning hours, Feb. 16, 1953; aged 66 y. 9 m. 5 d. She gave her heart to the Lord at the age of thirteen, united with the Mennonite Church at Waterloo, Ont., and later transferred her membership to the Cedar Grove congregation near Markham. On Dec. 18, 1907, she was united in holy wedlock to Amos R. Burkholder. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters (Lydia Ann-Mrs. Joseph Ressor, and Naomi-Mrs. Nelson Martin), and 2 infant sons. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Walter, Pickering, Ont.; and Leonard, Markham, Ont.), 3 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Aaron Good, Petersburg, Ont.; Hannah-Mrs. Gordon Wideman; and Ada, Markham, Ont.), 13 grandchildren, stepmother (Mrs. Elizabeth Weber, Calgary, Alta.), 7 brothers (Allan, Kitchener, Ont.; Joseph H., Waterloo, Ont.; Lewis, Scottdale, Pa.; Newton, Akron, Pa.; Orphen, Kitchener, Ont.; Orval, Petersburg, Ont.; and Byron, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 sisters (Hannah-Mrs. Herb Snider, Breslau, Ont.; Violet-Mrs. Leonard Snyder, Elmira, Ont.; and Beulah-Mrs. Delton Schmidt, Petersburg, Ont.) as well as many other relatives and friends. In her sudden passing the home has lost a devoted and loving wife and mother, the church a faithful member, and the community a warm friend and kind neighbor. Funeral services were held Feb. 18, at the Wideman Mennonite Church, Markham, Ont., in charge of Aaron Grove and Floyd Smucker.

Carr, --- Anna Netta, wife of Joe Carr, who preceded her in death, was born in Pendleton County, West Virginia; departed this life Feb. 20, 1953, at Weston ,W. Va.; aged 85 y. She was a member of the Lambert Mennonite Church. Graveside services were held in the Tingler Cemetery on Middle Mountain, Feb. 23 in charge of Richard S. Weaver and Paul Good.

Hertzler, --- Isaac Truman, son of Levi B. and Katherine (Stoltzfus) Hertzler, was born Sept. 14, 1880, near Concord, Tenn.; passed from this life Feb. 3, 1953, at his home, Elverson, Pa.; aged 72 y. 4 m. 19 d. On Nov. 3, 1912, he was married to Katherine Barnhart, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Opal Virginia-Mrs. David Bitler, Elverson, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mae-Mrs. T. K. Hershey, Elverson, Pa., and Ida-Mrs. L. J. Powell, Wellman, Iowa), and 2 brothers (Melvin L, and Milfred R., Elverson, Pa.). He spent his young manhood at Concord, Tenn., where he was converted and baptized as a member of the Mennonite Church. He lived at South English, Iowa, until after his marriage when he moved to Fairview, Mich., later to Dayton, Va., and in 1930 to Elverson, Pa. Wherever he lived he made many friends. He had suffered with asthma for many years, but his last illness was a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services and burial were held Feb. 6, by J. H. Bixler and C. J. Kurtz at the Pine Swamp Church and cemetery.

LaMar, --- Anna Mae, daughter of the late David and Mary (Eschleman) Martin, was born Dec. 12, 1885, near Hagerstown, Md.; departed this life Jan. 5, 1953, at Snow Hill, Md.; aged 67 y. 23 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church to which she was faithful until death. She was united in marriage to Charles LaMar, who preceded her in death in 1943. Surviving are one son (Robert, Snow Hill, Md.), 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Clinton and Peter, Hagerstown, Md.; and Calvin, Shippensburg, Pa.), 2 sisters, 2 half brothers (Joseph, Maugansville, Md.; and Irvine, Hagerstown, Md.), and 2 half sisters (Martha, Maugansville, Md.; and Mary-Mrs. Howard Lehman, Chambersburg, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church with John F. Grove officiating. Burial was made in the Boonsboro, Md., Cemetery.

Schisler, --- Selena, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Werner, was born at Fisherville, Ont., March 10, 1867; passed away at the Braeside Home, Preston, Ont., Feb. 13, 1953; aged 85 y. 11 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage on Oct. 23, 1893, to William Frank Schisler, who preceded her in death in 1935. On daughter (Rheta) also preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters (Rhea; Dora-Mrs. John Cressman, Preston, Ont.; and Mildred-Mrs. Moses Bowman, Kitchener, Ont.), one brother (Milton, South Cayuga, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Alvin Culp, Vineland Station, Ont.), 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church since her transfer from the Moyer Church in Vineland in 1923. Funeral services were held at the Moyer Mennonite Church, Vineland, Ont., Feb. 16, in charge of J. H. Hess, assisted by S. F. Coffman. Interment was made in the Vineland Cemetery.

Simpson, --- Mary, was born at Antrim, Ireland, Feb. 13, 1904; passed away at Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary, Alta., Feb. 4, 1953; aged 48 y. 11 m. 22 d. She was recovering from an operation when she suffered a stroke and brain hemorrhage and after being unconscious for twenty-one hours slipped quietly away. She came to Calgary, Alta., in 1925. In 1926 she was married to Robert J. Simpson, who also had come from northern Ireland. Surviving are her husband, one son (Maxwell, at home), 6 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Wilfred Stauffer, and Jean-Mrs. William Bast, both of Carstairs, Alta; Roberta, Eileen, Kathleen, and Pearl, at home), one granddaughter, and her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Carleton, Kempville, Ont.). An infant son (Thomas) preceded her in death in 1930. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the West Zion Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member until her death. Funeral services were held at the West Zion Mennonite Church, Carstairs, Alta., Feb. 7, in charge of Gordon Buschert and Linford Hackman, with burial in the church cemetery.

Weaver, --- David M., son of Martin and Hettie (Wenger) Weaver, was born Nov. 2, 1875, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at his home near Lancaster, Jan. 27, 1953; aged 77 y. 2 m. 25 d. His marriage to Emma Bare was blessed with 4 children (J. Paul, Lancaster, Pa.; M. Lloyd, Newport News, Va.; W. Willard, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. David H. Moseman, Manheim, Pa.; and David B., Lancaster, Pa.). Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church since 1899 and was ordained deacon of this congregation on Aug. 16, 1908. He served in this capacity well until his death. His helpfulness and willingness to serve others is missed by all. Funeral services were held at the East chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Jan. 30, in charge of D. Stoner Krady, Mylin Shenk, Jacob Brubaker, and Frank Enck.

Yordy, -- Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Saltzman) Roeschley, was born near Spring Bay, Ill., July 20, 1862; passed away Feb.3, 1953; aged 90 y. 6 m. 14 d. On Jan. 1, 1882, at the Roanoke Mennonite Church, she was united in marriage to Joseph Yordy, who preceded her in death in 1925. Surviving are 3 daughters (Ella, Anna, and Mrs. Josephine Schrock, Eureka, Ill.), 5 sons (Aaron, Peoria, Ill.; Ezra, Eureka, Ill.; Walter, Chicago, Ill.; Jonas, Eureka, Ill.; and Alvin, Denver, Colo.), 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. One son (Lewis) also preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and for many years taught a German Sunday-school class. Funeral services were in charge of John L. Harnish and J. D. Hartzler, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 11 - March 17, 1953 --- page 262, 263

Brunk, --- Franklin Brenner, son of George and Mary (Weaver) Brunk, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Jan. 23, 1860; died in the Mennonite Home, Maugansville, Md., Feb. 21, 1953; aged 93 y. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Eshleman on Jan. 4, 1887, who passed away on April 9, 1897. To this union were born 4 sons and one daughter (Joseph E., Goshen, Ind.; George F., Sarasota, Fla.; Henry M., Sarasota, Fla.; Samuel H., Denbigh, Va.; and Mary Susan, who died in infancy). In January, 1898, he was married to Martha Eby, who preceded him in death in 1942. To this union were born 2 children (Christian W., Phoenix, Ariz.; and Fannie E.-Mrs. Ben Kornhaus, Denbigh, Va.). He accepted Christ early in life and was faithful until his Lord called him home. His great concern was that the purity of the church might be preserved. Funeral services were held at the Reiff Mennonite Church, Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 24, with Moses Horst, Stanley Martin, and Reuben Martin officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Creason, --- Clara Mae, only daughter of Stella Creason Marks, was born April 18, 1932; passed away at her home in Ilasco, Mo., Feb. 27, 1953; aged 20 y. 10 m. 9 d. She received injury in a fall at the age of seven, from which she never recovered. She became seriously ill several weeks before her death. On Feb. 21, 1953, at her request she was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church at Hannibal, Mo., where she had often attended summer Bible school and Sunday school. Funeral services were held at the Smith Funeral Home, Hannibal, Mo., by Nelson E. Kauffman, with burial in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Grassmyer,--- J. Carl, son of John W., and Barbara Grassmyer, was born at Belleville, Pa., May 15, 1896; died Feb. 9, 1953; aged 56 y. 8 m. 25 d. Death was due to repeated cerebral hemorrhages. He was married to Anna Yoder on Jan. 31, 1922. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Joyce-Mrs. Clarence Conrad, Richmond, Mich.; and Orphan-Mrs. Glenn H. Yoder, Belleville, Pa.), one son (Kenneth, at home), his father, 3 brothers (Gay, Greenwood, Del.; Elam, Belleville, Pa.; and Gordon, Petersburg, Pa.), and one sister (Edna-Mrs. Floyd Yoder, Chicago, Ill.). He accepted Christ in his youth and was received into the membership of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, where he attended regularly as long as health permitted. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Feb. 12, with Jacob F. Weirich, Aaron, Mast, and Elam Glick officiating. Interment was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Hochstetler, --- Elias H., son of Henry and Anna (Swartzendruber) Hochstetler, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Nov. 14, 1864; passed away Feb. 18, 1953, near Parnell, Iowa; aged 88 y. 3 m. 4 d. On Dec. 24, 1885, he was baptized by Bishop William K. Miller, and received into the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful, and always attending services as long as he was able. He was married to Lydian Gingerich on Dec. 24, 1889. She was called home in July, 1940, just after eight months after they had observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mabel-Mrs. Joni Yoder, Clarence, N.Y.; Fanny-Mrs. Ed Brenneman, Kalona, Iowa; Anna-Mrs. Ortis Miller, Wellman, Iowa; and Ella-Mrs. Russell Kinsinger, Parnell, Iowa), one son 9Earl, Kalona, Iowa), one foster son (Charles Ruggenburg, Ladora, Iowa), 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Arminida Brenneman, Wellman, Iowa; Anna Shetler, Pigeon, Mich.; and Esther-Mrs. E. A. Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo.), one brother (Henry, Delake, Oreg.). Four sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held, Feb. 20, at the Lower Deer Creek Church, Kalona, Iowa, by J. Y. Swartzendruber and J. L. Hershberger.

Hurst, --- Annie (Weber), wife of Daniel B. Hurst, was born May 7, 1878; died Feb. 23, 1953; aged 74 y. 9 m. 16 d. Left to mourn her departure are her husband, 9 sons (Aaron, at home; Elias and Nathaniel, Elmira, Ont.; Samuel, St. Jacobs, Ont.; George, Conestoga, Ont.; Daniel, Jr., Wallenstein, Ont.; Moses, Goshen, Ind.; Osiah, Manheim, Ont.; and Simeon, Tanganyika, E. Africa), 3 daughters (Lovina-Mrs. Otto Wranse, Drayton, Ont.; Annie-Mrs. Addison Bauman, St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Lydiann-Mrs. Howard Bauman, Elmira, Ont.), 45 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 10 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Elmira Mennonite Church, Feb. 25, in charge of Oliver D. Snider and Roy S. Koch, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller, --- Rebecca Rose, daughter of the late Aaron and Kathryn Rose, was born in Bedford Co., Pa., April 1, 1876; passed away Dec. 18, 1952; aged 76 y. 8 m. 17 d. Her husband (Daniel Miller) and one daughter (Elsie) preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Lucy Spangler, Sand Patch, Pa.), one sisters (Mrs. Bertha Kinzey, Schellsburg, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a sincere follower of the Lord and a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church for 25 years. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Church, Schellsburg, Pa., in charge of Charles R. Shetler, Hiram Wingard, and Harry C. Blough, with burial in the Helixville Cemetery.

Moore, --- Dalton Ross and Darlene Ruth, twin son and daughter of Walter and Miriam Moore, were born Dec. 24, 1952; died Dec. 25, 1952 at the Meyersdale Hospital, Meyersdale, Pa. Their parents, one sister (Alvena), 3 grandparents, and one great-grandmother survive. Short services were held at the grave in the Stahl Mennonite Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa., by Sanford G. Shetler.

Moyer, -- Anna M., daughter of Noah and Marie Moyer, was born in Morwood, Pa., Feb. 13, 1887; died at her home in Souderton, Pa., Dec. 24, 1952; aged 65 y. 10m. 11 d. She was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 brothers (Irvin M. and Jacob M., Morwood, Pa.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Minerva M. Moyer, Souderton, Pa.; Barbara Moyer, Morwood, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Eli Gehman, Bally, Pa.; Sarah-Mrs. Howard Nyce, Souderton, Pa., with whom she resided; and Flora-Mrs. Rufus Derstine, Souderton, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Franconia Mennonite Church, Dec. 29, in charge of Menno Souder and Elwood D. Derstine, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Moyer, --John Hackman, son of the late John Rosenberger and Mary H. Moyer, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., May 15, 1875; passed away Dec. 18, 1952; aged 77 y. 7 m. 3 d. He farmed at Morwood, Pa., until 1923, then he moved to Souderton and worked for Moyer and Son up until about a year before his death. He was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. He was married to Minerva Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 foster children (Mrs. Frank Nace, Souderton, Pa.; and Mrs. Joe Tucker, Cape May, N. J.), and a sister (Maggie Baker, Souderton, Pa.). Five brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Dec. 22, at the Franconia Mennonite Church, in charge of Menno Souder, Elwood Derstine, and Arthur Ruth, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Saylor, --- Catherine, daughter of Moses and Barbara (Blough) Thomas, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 30, 1866; died at the home of her son, Lemon, Feb. 9, 1953; aged 86 y. 9 m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob Saylor on April 2, 1882. Her husband and 2 children (Norman and Annie) preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Lemon, Holsopple, Pa.; and Orange, Davidsville, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was the last of a family of seven to be called home. She united with the Thomas Mennonite Church in 1882 and was a faithful member for over 70 years. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Mennonite Church, in charge of Aldus Wingard and Harry C. Blough, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Schertz, --- Laura daughter of Peter and Magdalene (Dellenbach) Garber, was born near Lowpoint, Ill., July 15, 1887; passed away at her home in Metamora, Ill., Feb. 11, 1953; aged 65 y. 6 m. 27 d. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. One March 10, 1910, she was united in marriage to John W. Schertz, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Paul, Lowpoint, Ill.; Mildred, at home; Melvin and John, Jr., Roanoke, Ill.), 2 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Nora Imhoff, Eureka, Ill.). Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. They had lived on a farm near Roanoke until four years ago when they moved to Metamora. Funeral services were in charge of H. R. Schertz, assisted by J. D. Hartzler, with interment in the Hickory Point Cemetery.

Shafer, --- Ida L., daughter of Joel and Mary (Arnold) Shafer, was born at Port Trevorton, Pa., Dec. 13, 1872; died Feb. 16, 1953, after a lingering illness; aged 80 y. 2 m. 3 d. Those left to mourn her passing are 2 brothers (William A., Port Trevorton, Pa., at whose home she died; and Banks, Sunbury, Pa.), 4 brothers, one half sister, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a faithful member of the Susquehanna Mennonite Church for over 40 years. Funeral services were held Feb. 19, in charge of Walter Graybill and Menno Brubaker, with interment in the church cemetery.

Stoltzfus, --- Jacob S., son of the late Simeon and Sarah (Blank) Stoltzfus, was born Oct, 20, 1877, near New Holland, Pa.; died Feb. 14, 1953, near Bards Crossing, Pa.; aged 75 y. 3 m. 25 d. He joined the Old Order Amish Church in his youth and was ordained to the ministry in the spring of 1923. In the fall of 1925 he was ordained bishop. He was married to Fannie B. Stoltzfus in December 1900. Surviving with his companion are 2 sons (Phares, Intercourse, Pa.; and Paul, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.), 6 daughters (Sarah-Mrs.Henry K. King, Lebanon, Pa.; Emma-Mrs. Elmer D. Stoltzfus, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Miriam-Mrs. Jacob B. Zoo, Lancaster, Pa.; Annie---Mrs. Levi S. Glick, Baresville, Pa.; Lena, at home; and Rebecca-Mrs. Morris B. Zook, Honey Brook, Pa.), 60 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (John D., Talmage, pa.; and Simeon, Ivy, Pa.), and 3 sisters (Susie Lapp, Ronks, Pa.; Annie-Mrs. Aaron B. Stoltzfus, Bareville, Pa.; and Sarah-Mrs. Ezra Beiler, Ronks, Pa.). Death was due to asthman which he had for 35 years. Funeral services were held Feb. 16, by Levi Stoltzfus and Aaron H. Glick, with burial in the Stoltzfus Cemetery.

Taylor, --- Anna, daughter of Silas and Suzan Baker, was born Aug. 26, 1865, at Wauseon, Ohio; departed this life at the Riverside Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1953; aged 87 y. 5 m. She was united in marriage to Edward Taylor over 60 years ago. About 40 years ago she accepted Christ as her Saviour and untied with the West Clinton Mennonite Church, where she retained her membership until the time of her death. Surviving are her husband, 3 sons (Howard, Stryker, Ohio; Arthur, Pettisville, Ohio; and Alba, Toledo, Ohio), 2 daughters (Mrs. Florence Ruppert, Wauseon, Ohio; and Mrs. Nola Gearig, Toledo, Ohio), and other relatives and friends. One son (Bruce) preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted from the Edgar Funeral home, Jan. 28, with Freeman Aschliman and E. B. Frey officiating. Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Tyson, --- Abbie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Frey, was born Dec. 5, 1888; departed this life Feb. 14, 1953; aged 64 y. 2 m. 9 d. She confessed Christ as her Saviour at the age of 17, was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church until her marriage when she transferred her membership to Middlebury, Ind., where she remained faithful until death. She was united in marriage to Reuben Tyson on Sept. 18, 1907. Surviving are her husband, 5 children (John, Jackson, Mich.; Charles, Middlebury, Ind.; Oscar and Clyde, Goshen, Ind.; and Gladys-Mrs. Merritt Miller, Lagrange, Ind.), 18 grandchildren, 3 brothers (William and Alvin, Goshen, Ind.; and Joe, Kalamazoo, Mich.), and one sister (Mrs. Albert Beck, Middlebury, Ind.). Funeral services were held at the Middlebury Mennonite Church, Feb. 17, with Harold A. Yoder and Earl Miller officiating. Burial was made in the Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Zook, --- Ethel Joanne, daughter of John J. and Fronie (Peachey) Zook, was born at Belleville, Pa., July 16, 1952; died Dec. 17, 1952; aged 5 m. 1 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Sara Anna and Ruth Arlene), and 3 brothers (John H., Wilmer R., and Glen R.). Funeral services were held at the Allensville Mennonite Church, Dec. 19, with R. R. Peachey and J. Elrose Hartzler officiating.

Zook, --- Edith Jean, twin sister of Ethel Joanne, died Jan. 16, 1953; aged 6 m. Funeral services were held at the Allensville Mennonite Church, Jan. 18, with J. Elrose Hartzler and R. R. Peachey officiating.

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Blosser, --- Ada, daughter of Isaac and Catherine (Yoder) Flohr, was born at Columbiana, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1885; died unexpectedly in her sleep Jan. 29, 1953; aged 67 y. 11 m. 13 d. She was married to Vernon Blosser on Nov. 1, 1905. She lived in the vicinity of Columbiana until the summer of 1947 when they moved to Arizona. She was preceded in death by a daughter (Gladys) and a son (Herbert). Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter (Ruby-Mrs. Everett Christophel, Phoenix, Ariz.), 3 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. N. A. Lind, Sweet Home, Oreg.; Amanda, Los Angeles, Calif; and Mrs. Elmer Martin, North Lima, Ohio). Funeral services were held at Sunny Slope Mennonite Church in charge of Melvin L. Ruth, with burial in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz.

Harnish, --- Anna H., daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Ann (Witmer) Hollinger, was born Nov. 2, 1880, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed away at the home of her son David, Feb. 16, 1953; aged 72 y. 3 m. 14 d. On Feb. 19, 1907, she was married to Aaron H. Harnish, who preceded her in death in 1951. She is survived by 4 children (Ralph E., Christiana, Pa.; David F., Quarryville, Pa.; Robert H., Christiana, Pa.; and Mary-Mrs. Milton A. Ebenshade, Quarryville, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Henry, Lititz, Pa.; Elam, East Petersburg, Pa.; John, Lancaster, Pa; Jacob, Columbus, Ohio; and Levi, Manheim, Pa.), one sister (Emma-Mrs. Daniel Krieder, East Petersburg, Pa.), one half brother (Mahlon, Witmer, Pa.), and 2 half sisters (Mae-Mrs. Daniel Rohrer, Salunga, Pa.; and Barbara-Mrs. Henry E. Martin, Lancaster, Pa.). She was a faithful member of the Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 19, at the Mellinger Church in charge of Paul Myer and Clyde Hostetter, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Helmuth, -- Fanny, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Troyer) Yoder, was born near Benton, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1864; passed away at Wellman, Iowa, March 7, 1953; aged 89 y. 1 m. 3 d. On Jan. 14, 1906, she was married to Amos Helmuth, who preceded her in death in January 1923. Two brothers and 4 sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister (Sadie Swartzendruber, Wellman, Iowa, with whom she lived) and 18 nieces and nephews. In 1929 she came to Iowa where she lived the remainder of her life. She became blind in 1947 and since October, 1950, was an invalid. At the time of her passing she was the oldest member of the Wellman Church. In her youth she accepted Christ, was baptized and was received into the Martins Creek Mennonite Church at Millersburg, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Mennonite Church, March 10, in charge of George S. Miller, Max Yoder, and Edward Diener, with burial in the West Union Cemetery.

Henderson, -- Ora M., daughter of the late Jessie and Betty (Treavey) Bridge, was born April 10, 1871; departed this life at her home in Lyndhurtst, Va., Feb. 2, 1953; aged 81 y. 9 m. 22 d. On April 24, 1892, she was married to George W. Henderson, who preceded her in death in 1936. She was a kind and loving mother with a great devotion and concern for her God, the church, her neighbors, and her family. In the year 1904, she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mountain View Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member and worker as long as health permitted. She leaves to mourn her departure, 5 daughters (Mrs. Marie Quick, Mrs. Betty Snead, and Mrs. Daisy Fitzgerald all of Lyndhurst, Va.; Mrs. Bedie Coffey, Staunton, Va.; and Mrs. Ida Snead, Lynchburg, Va.), one sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Broughman, Roanoke, Va.), 2 brothers (E. R. and J. B., both of Lyndhurst, Va.), 3 granddaughters, one greatgrandson, and many other relatives and friends. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by one daughter (Maude), her parents, 2 sisters (Mrs. Ethel Critzer and Rena), and 2 brothers (Dellie and Fulton). Funeral services were held at the Mt. View Mennonite Church, Lyndhurst, Va., Feb. 4, in charge of Joseph Driver, Perry Burkholder, and Silas Brydge, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Hostetter, -- Rosa Pearl, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Nelson, was born Oct. 10, 1887; died Dec. 11, 1952; aged 65 y. 2 m. 1 d. She was married on Oct. 14, 1903, to Allen J. Hostetter, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Tyrus, Sturgis, Mich.; Frank, Wawaka, Ind.; and John, at home), 6 grandchildren, and 6 brothers (Joseph, Rollin, Dale, Elva, Perry, of Shipshewana, Ind.; and William, Valparaiso, Ind.). One son (Nelson) preceded her in death. She was born in Lagrange County and lived there most of her life. She accepted Christ in her youth and was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind. Funeral services were conducted by Lee J. Miller, Josiah J. Miller, Homer J. Miller, and Percy J. Miller, with burial in the Shore Cemetery.

Longenecker, --Catharine H., daughter of the late Christian and Catharine (Hess) Bomberger, was born near Lititz, Pa., Jan. 25, 1851; entered into rest at the home of Mary Tracy, Rohrerstown, Pa., Feb. 10, 1953; aged 102 y. 15 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth, united with the Hess Mennonite Church, Lititz, Pa., and remained a faithful member of the church until death. On Jan. 14, 1875, she was united in marriage to Henry E. Longenecker, who was ordained to the ministry at the Chestnut Hill congregation in 1880. They served that congregation together until he passed to his reward on Jan. 1, 1928. Since that time she lived with her nieces. She was the last of a family of 11 children, and is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Feb. 13, at the Salunga Mennonite Church, by Landis Shertzer, Jacob Charles, and Henry Lutz, with interment in the church cemetery.

Longenecker, --- Martin S., son of the late Martin and Annie (Stevick) Longenecker, was born Oct. 16, 1860; departed this life Feb. 23, 1953; aged 92 y. 4 m. 7 d. He is survived by 3 daughters, 2 sons, and a number of grandchildren. At the age of 85 he accepted his Lord and Saviour and was baptized and received as a member of the Stauffer congregation. He regretted the fact that he waited so long and encouraged younger folks to accept Christ earlier in life. Funeral services were conducted at the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Feb. 26, by Noah W. Risser, with burial in the Reformed Cemetery, Campbelltown, Pa.

Shetler, --- Lydia M., daughter of the late Menno F. and Ida (Blank) Kauffman, was born near Kinzers, Pa., Nov. 1, 1885; died at the Lancaster Hospital, Jan. 27, 1953, after a brief illness; aged 67 y. 2 m. 26 d. On Feb. 15, 1912, she was united in marriage to William H. Shetler, who preceded her in death in 1949. She was an active and faithful member of the Millwood Mennonite Church. Surviving are a son (Vernon, Deer Creek, Ill.), 6 daughters (Melba-Mrs. Leon Umble, Sadsburyville, Pa.; Martha-Mrs. Isaac Glick, Gap, Pa.; Beatrice-Mrs. Warren Miller, Atglen, Pa.; Frances-Mrs. Ralph Stoltzfus, Parkesburg, Pa.; and Erma and Emma, at home), one sister (Mrs. Eva B. Kurtz, Lancaster, Pa.), and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 30, at the Maple Grove Church, in charge of Leroy Stoltzfus, assisted by M. S. Stoltzfus, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Stauffer, --- Anna Mary, daughter of Christian and Catherine Rediger, was born in Livingston, Co., Ill., Sept. 8, 1881. In 1886 she moved with her parents to Aurora, Nebr., where in her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. On March 15, 1910, she was united in marriage to Christian Stauffer, who survives. At the time of her marriage she transferred her membership to the East Fairview Church at Milford, remaining faithful to the end. She was in failing health the past few years but on Jan. 6 she developed heart failure and remained bedfast until she peacefully fell asleep on March 4, 1953; aged 71 y. 5 m. 26 d. Besides her husband she is survived by 4 sons (Harry C., Lebanon, Oreg.; Sterling M., Ezra E., and Edward A., all of Milford, Nebr.), 2 daughters (Kathryn I., and Phebe J.-Mrs. Warren Burkey, both of Milford, Nebr.), 12 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Emil, Washington, Ill.; John, Inglewood, Calif.; and Joe, Eureka, Ill.), 5 sisters (Elizabeth Bender, Milford, Nebr.; Mattie Kremer, Aurora, Nebr.; Ella Rocke and Freda Roszhart, Meadows, Ill.; and Adah Schertz, Washington, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, one brother (Edward), and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was deeply concerned for the welfare of her family. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Church, conducted by Oliver Roth, Sterling Stauffer, and Ammon Miller.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 13 - March 31, 1953 --- page 309, 310

Bishop, --- Kathryn N., daughter of the late Abram and Amelia (Nice) Ruth, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 19, 1892. She died at her home in Lansdale, Pa., Jan. 1, 1953; after a lengthy illness of multiple sclerosis; aged 60 y. 1 m. 13 d. Her marriage to Rhine B. Bishop was on March 12, 1919. She was an active member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, having been a Sunday-school teacher, summer Bible School teacher, and a sewing circle officer. She was preceded in death by an infant son and one sister (Clara R. Clemens). Surviving are her husband, one son (J. Russell, Hatfield, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, one brother (John, Philadelphia, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mabel-Mrs. Herman L. Bishop and Emma-Mrs. Curtis Z. Rittenhouse, both of Lansdale, Pa.). Funeral services were in charge of Claude B. Meyers, assisted by Jacob C. Clemens, at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, Jan. 5, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Erb, --- Albert B., son of the late Albert and Esther (Brubaker) Erb, was born April 12, 1885, in Lancaster Co, Pa.; passed away at Manheim, Pa., Jan. 3, 1953; aged 67 y. 8 m. 21 d. On Sept. 1, 1908, he was united in marriage to Bessie G. Metzler, who preceded him in death on March 22, 1939. He married Ada B. Brubaker on Oct. 10, 1940, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Albert R. Fry, Manheim, Pa.), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Isaac, Lititz, Pa.; and Clayton Landisville, Pa.), and one sister (Mrs. Anna Hess, Lititz, Pa.). He was a faithful member of the Manheim Mennonite Church with a large attendance, in charge of Homer D. Bomberger and Ira B. Huber. Interment was made in the Erisman Cemetery west of Manheim, Pa.

Good, --- Emma, daughter of the late Samuel and Anna (Longenecker) Good, was born Dec. 10, 1882; died at Reading, Pa., Hospital, Feb. 24, 1953; aged 70 y. 2 m. 14 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. Six brothers (Harry, Wayne, John, Amos, Samuel, and George) and 2 sisters (Ella Hirnelsen and Annie-Mrs. Milton Hoover) survive. Funeral services were held at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Amos S. Horst and Moses Gehman, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Martin, --- Maria L., daughter of Peter H. and Anna (Wanner) Sauder, was born Sept. 29, 1862, near Goodville, Pa.; died at the home of her son Wayne on Feb. 8, 1953; aged 90 y. 4 m. 9 d. On Dec. 24, 1882, she was married to David W. Martin, who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1911. To this union were born 4 sons and one daughter (Barton S., deceased; Wayne S., Goodville, Pa.; David, Pottstown, Pa.; Peter S., East Earl, Pa.; and Leah S.-Mrs. Israel Brendle, Goodville, Pa.). Also surviving are 34 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one half-sister (Barbara--Mrs. Edwin H. Martin, East Earl, Pa.). Her second marriage took place Oct. 7, 1926, to another David W. Martin, who died Feb. 22, 1932. She is survived by 4 stepchildren (Abram W., New Holland, Pa.; David W., Bareville, Pa.; Menno W., Ephrata, Pa.; and Barbara-Mrs. Adam Oberholtzer, East Earl, Pa.). She was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church and attended services regularly until prevented by illness two years ago. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Church Feb. 11, in charge of Joseph O. Weaver and Noah Zimmerman, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Naugle, -- Samuel J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Naugle, was born in Pennsylvania, Oct. 29, 1866; passed away at Sarasota, Fla., where he was spending the winter, Feb. 13, 1953; aged 66 y. 4 m. 15 d. In 1910 he married Effie Miller, who died in 1940. In February 1944, he married Mary Good, who survives. Also surviving are 2 foster daughters (Mrs. Theodore Blough, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Clarence Lambright, Middlebury, Ind.), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers (David, Davidsville, Pa.; and Joseph, St. Petersburg, Fla.), 2 sisters (Mrs. James Bradley, Windber, Pa.; and Mrs. Hannah Miller, Johnstown, Pa.), and 2 half sisters (Mrs. Dewey Ott, and Mrs. Elmer Ott, both of Johnstown, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Bayshore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla., Feb. 14, in charge of T. H. Brenneman and A. C. Good. The body was then sent to Goshen, Ind., and services were held at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, where he was a faithful member. These services on Feb. 17, were in charge of Vernon Bontrager and Ira Johns. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery.

Rhodes, ---Chris J., son of Jacob J. and Polly A. (Miller) Rhodes, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 18, 1876; died March 5, 1953; aged 77y. 16 d. On Dec. 7, 1897, he was united in marriage to Eliza Gingerich, who preceded him in death in July, 1947. Surviving are 5 sons (Frank, Omar J., and Eldon, of Kalona, Iowa; John R. and Emery of Washington, Iowa), 3 daughters (Mrs. Fred Frey, Mrs. Amos Hostetler, and Mrs. Walter Marner, of Kalona, Iowa), 23 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mattie Kempf, Kalona, Iowa). In death he is preceded by his parents, companion, one brother, and one sister (Mrs. Valentine Swartzendruber, Hyrdro, Okla.). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. He was a faithful and active member of the East Union congregation, serving on various church boards, as trustee, and was chairman of the building committee, when the present church was built. The last church service he attended was on Dec. 7, just four days before he suffered a light stroke. He was a faithful attendant at church services but he retired from active life in 1940 when his faith began to fail. Funeral services were held from the East Union Mennonite Church, in charge of D. J. Fisher and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber, with burial in the family lot in the adjoining cemetery.

Snader, ---Marian Elizabeth, daughter of Raymond and Edna (Sauder) Snader, was born Jan. 1, 1952, near Martindale, Pa.; died Feb. 11, 1953; aged 8 m. 10 d. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Raymond, Jr.), one sister (Esther), 4 grandparents, and 3 great-grandparents. Funeral services were held at the Martindale, Pa., Mennonite Church, Feb. 14, in charge of Amos Horst and Wilmer Eby, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Weaver, --- Susan E., daughter of the late Benjamin and Annie (Lefever) Brackbill, was born March 9, 1868, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; passes away at Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 19, 1953; aged 84 y. 11 m. 10 d. On Jan. 18, 1900, she was united in marriage to Benjamin F. Weaver, who preceded her in death in 1937. She had been in failing health for several years but became worse the last six months. She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church for many years and lived next door for about 58 years. She was unable to attend services for a number of years; so she enjoyed receiving the services on the loud-speaker. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Ether A. Ranck, Rohrerstown, Pa.; and Elsie B.-Mrs. B. Harnish Noll, Rohrerstown, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. Funeral services were held at the East Chestnut Street Church, Feb. 22, in charge of Stoner Krady, Mylin Shenk, and Jacob Brubaker, with burial in the Strasburg Cemetery.

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