Miller, --Mary B., daughter of the late Zephaniah and Frances (Keen) Binkley, was born Sept. 17, 1890, in Leacock Twp., Pa.; passed away at her home in Martic Twp., Pa., Aug. 2, 1953; aged 62 y. 10 m. 15 d. On March 26, 1914, she was united in marriage to Martin Miller, who survives her. Also surviving her are 2 daughters (GraceóMrs. Jay Hess, Lancaster, Pa.; and KathrynóMrs. Clayton Eshleman, Willow Street, Pa.), 3 sons (Arthur, Conestoga, Pa.; Paul and Donald at home), 4 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Walter, Lititz, Pa.; and Edgar, Akron, Pa.). Two sisters, one brother and one grandchild preceded him in death. She was a member of the Byerland Mennonite Church. Even though she was ill a number of years she bore it with much patience. She is greatly missed by all. Funeral services were held in the New Danville Mennonite Church, conducted by Henry Nauman and Maris Hess, with burial in the Byerland Mennonite Cemetery.
Ridenour, --- William A., was born April 18, 1871; died at Levering Hospital, Hannibal, Mo., Aug. 8, 1953; aged 82 y. 3 m. 21 d. He lived in Hannibal most of his life. He became a member of the Hannibal Mission Church, Dec. 4, 1949, by water baptism. He is survived by a daughter (Mrs. Edith Amble, Seattle, Wash.), and a son (Cecil, Edmonds, Wash.). funeral services were held at the Mennonite Mission Church, Hannibal, Mo., Aug. 12, in charge of Nelson E. Kauffman and Harold Kreider, with burial in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal.
Yotty, -- Chris H., son of Jacob C. and Anna (Bachman) Yotty, was born at Cazenovia, Ill., Dec. 19, 1882. He was baptized Dec. 25, 1898, by Bishop John Smith, and united with the Roanoke Mennonite Church, Roanoke, Ill., later transferring his membership to the East Union congregation, Kalona, Iowa, where he was a member at the time of his death. At the age of 6 years he suffered a paralytic stroke from which he never fully recovered, leaving him crippled the remainder of his life. He, with his parents, moved to Fayette Co., Iowa, in 1914 and in 1920 came to the Kalona community where he has since resided. After the death of his parents he made his home with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Speas, until the last seven months when, due to his illness and his needing necessary accommodations, he lived with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Speas, where he passed away, Aug. 5, 1953; aged 70 y. 7 m. 16 d. His father and other preceded him in death in 1920 and 1933 respectively. He leaves to mourn his passing 2 sisters (ElizabethóMrs. J. H. Speas; and BenaóMrs. J. J. Speas), and one brother (Bart), also 2 nieces and 5 nephews, all of Kalona, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, Aug. 7, by J. Y. Swartzendruber and Laurence Jones.
Zook, --- Lydia, daughter of Joseph Z. and Fannie C. Kanagy, was born May 30, 1883, at Belleville, Pa.; died at the Harrisburg General Hospital, July 15, 1953; aged 70 y. 1 m. 16 d. She leaves her husband, Oliver H. Zook, and 5 children (Allen F., Hershey, Pa.; J. Alphie, Elizabethtown, Pa.; FrancesóMrs. James Young, Belleville, Pa.; Ella V. and Martha, both at home). One son (Glen) preceded her in 1921. Other survivors include 2 brothers (Jacob C. Kanagy and John B. Kanagy), and one sister (Pamelia Kenagy), all of Belleville, Pa. Sister Lydia accepted the Lord in her early youth and became a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church to which she was faithful until the Lord called her home. Funeral services were held at the Allensville Pa., church, in charge of R. R. Peachey and J. Elrose Hartzler.
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Albers, --- Thomas Henderson, was born in Mahaska Co, Iowa, March 25, 1873; passed away June 5, 1953, at the Tremont Nursing Home near Tremont, Ill., where he had been a patient for about one week; aged 80 y. 2 m. 10 d. Bro. Albers was a member of the Pleasant Hill congregation, East Peoria, Ill. For a number of years he made his home at the Eureka Home for the Aged, Eureka, Ill. He was married to Mary Landmesser, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Lawrence, East Peoria, Ill.; and Walter, Peoria, Ill.), one daughter (Mrs. Henrietta Blackburn, East Peoria, Ill.), 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Schmidt Funeral Home, East Peoria, Ill., in charge of Roy Bucher. Interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Amstutz, -- Daniel Benjamin, was born to Benjamin and Verena (Steiner) Amstutz, Oct. 3, 1877; died at the family home in Kidron, Aug. 8, 1953, following an illness of almost 3 years; aged 75 y. 10 m. 5 d. He grew to manhood on the farm south of Dalton, Ohio, where he was born, and resided in that vicinity nearly all his life. His occupation was farming but he assisted in the carpenter trade also. His faith in Christ was made manifest when he was baptized on March 23, 1894, and became a member of the Mennonite Church. For more than 40 years he faithfully taught a Sunday-school class and diligently took part in many other activities of the church, continuing in this service as long as his health permitted him to do so. On July 10, 1898, he was married to Ella Mae Amstutz, which union was terminated in death 3 months later. On Nov. 19, 1903, he was married to Fannie Elizabeth Zaugg, and had he lived until this coming Nov. 19, they would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Surviving him is his devoted companion, who faithfully cared for him during his long illness which he so patiently bore. The following children also survive him: Clayton S., Canton, Ohio; C. V., Dalton, Ohio; AnnaóMrs. Seth Miller, Alliance, Ohio; LeonaóMrs. Ralph Hostetler, Smithville, Ohio; EllaóMrs. Milton Rohrer, Orrville, Ohio; EmmaóMrs. Ralph Gonter, Kidron, Ohio; ArleneóMrs. Glenn Schrock, Smithville, Ohio; Duane B., Dalton, Ohio; and Mary JeanneóMrs. Russell Graber, Creston, Ohio. One daughter (Lavera) died in infancy. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, one great-grandson, one brother (Amos B. Amstutz), and 3 sisters (Mrs. David D. Hofstetter and Mrs. Philip Gerber, both of Dalton, Ohio; and Mrs. Reuben Hofstetter, Kidron, Ohio). One of his favorite Bible passages, quoted by him on numerous occasions, was Job 19: 25: "For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth." Funeral services were held at the Kidron Mennonite Church by Reuben Hofsteter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Beiler, --- Susie S., daughter of the late Eli and Mary (Smoker) Kauffman, was born near Gordonville, Pa., June 4, 1887; departed this life suddenly and unexpectedly July 5, 1953; aged 66 y. 1 m. 1 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was a faithful member of the Weavertown A. M. Church near Bird-in-Hand, Pa. On Dec. 5, 1907, she was united in marriage to George W. Beiler, living in matrimony for 45 years and 7 months. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Christian E., Paradise, Pa.; and Elmer K., Parkesburg, Pa.), 4 daughters (MaryóMrs. John Z. Yoder, Ronks, Pa.; KatieóMrs. Samuel M. Augsberger, New Holland, Pa.; HildaóMrs. Samuel A. Stoltzfoos, Gap, Pa.; and Lillian, at the home), 25 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Amos Kauffman, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; and Simeon S. Kauffman, Gordonville, Pa.), one sister (MaryóMrs. David Lapp, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. In her sudden passing, the home has lost a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother; the church a faithful member; and the community a friend and neighbor. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland A. M. Church by Eli D. Tice, Leroy Stoltzfus, and Jacob Hershberger. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Boyer, --- Mary Sue, stillborn daughter of Johnwilliam and Edith (Eimen) Boyer, was born May 2, 1953, in Phoenix, Ariz. Besides her parents, she leaves one sister (Rachel Ann), her paternal grandparents (William Boyers, Phoenix, Ariz.), and her maternal grandmother (Mrs. Pete Eimen, Kalona, Iowa). Graveside services were conducted by Melvin Ruth at Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz.
Transcriber's note: "Johnwilliam" was spelled as a one-word name. Not a transcribing error.
Byler, -- Chester Wynn, infant son of Chest and Miriam (Smoker) Byler, was born Dec. 22, 1951, at Tempe, Ariz. "Baby's earthly life came to an unexpected end by drowning in an irrigation ditch at his home near Scottsdale Ariz., Aug. 20, 1953; aged 1 y. 7 m. 29 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by 2 older brothers (James and Gerald) and his paternal and maternal grandparents who are living in Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held at the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church in charge of Melvin Ruth. Burial was made in Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz.
Maurer, -- Alvin, son of the late Michael and Anna (Yoder) Maurer, was born near Harrisburg, Stark Co., Ohio, May 25, 1891; died at his home in Harrisburg, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1953; aged 62 y. 2 m. 18 d. In 1903 he accepted Christ as his Saviour, was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio. He continued in this fellowship until the end. On Dec. 24, 1912, he was united in marriage to Ella Schmucker of the same community. Three sons were born to this union. He was a painter, a butcher, and a paper hanger. This brought him in contact with many homes in the community. Besides this he held different offices within the church and was a regular church attendant while his health permitted. Thus he made many friends for himself. He also showed himself friendly. He was a loving companion and a kind father in the home. On July 13, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while on his way home from his day's work. This left him bedfast. On Aug. 13, he suffered another hemorrhage and quite suddenly and unexpectedly, but quietly and peacefully, passed away after saying, "Good-by, Iím going." Besides his parents, 2 sisters (Ada and Clara) preceded him in death. He is survived by his companion, 3 sons (Harold, Pasco, Wash.; Clayton and Ivan, both of Harrisburg, Ohio), 16 grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Truman Miller, Delta, Ohio), one brother (Harvey, Louisville, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Beech Mennonite Church by O. N. Johns and Ray Bair. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
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Benner, -- David M., was born Jan. 30, 1880; died Aug. 17, 1953; aged 73 y. 6 m. 17 d. He was stricken with a heart condition two years ago. After convalescing he was able to do some work. His death was caused by coronary occlusion. His wife preceded him in death. He is survived by 3 sons and one sister. Funeral services were held at the Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa., of which he was a member. Henry L. Ruth was in charge of services. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Gehman, --infant son of Abraham and Mary (Kulp) Gehman, was stillborn at home, Barto, Pa., Aug. 22, 1953. Surviving are his parents, 7 brothers, 3 sisters, and many other relatives. His body was lovingly laid to rest in the Bally Mennonite Cemetery, Bally, Pa.
Ludy, --Harvey N., was born Feb. 19, 1890, near Pottstown, Pa.; passed away Aug. 29, 1953, at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa.; aged 83 y. 6 m. 10 d. He is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters. His wife preceded him in death in 1950. He was a faithful member of the Pottstown congregation for nearly 20 years. He is a trophy of grace from the witness of the church in Pottstown. Funeral services were held at the Pottstown Mennonite Church, Sept. 2, by Amos Kolb and Elmer G. Kolb. Burial was in the West End Cemetery, Pottstown, Pa.
Yoder, -- Emma June, daughter of Rufus W. and Wilmer (Miller) Yoder, was born at Hutchinson, Kans., March 22, 1951; died Aug. 27, 1953, at Denver, Colo.; aged 2 y. 5 m. 5 d. Emma June never enjoyed the normal abilities of most children and endured many days of severe sickness. For her, this experience is relief from the suffering of the body for the glories of heaven. She leaves to mourn her departure, her parents, 2 brothers (Leonard and Willard), her twin sister (Erma Jane), 4 grandparents, many other relatives, and a large circle of friends. One sister (Mary Kay) preceded her in glory in infancy. The funeral sermon was preached by George R. Brunk, Denbigh, Va., with burial in the Yoder, Kans., cemetery.
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Burkholder, -- John Edward, son of Christian and Emma (Yoder) Burkholder, was born Oct. 19, 1935; departed this life Aug. 31, 1953; aged 17 y. 10 m. 21 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in the fall of 1947. He was a faithful member of the church and active in the Mennonite Youth Fellowship. He had registered Friday to take up work as a senior in the Iowa Mennonite School. He leaves in his passing his father, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (OpalóMrs. Marion Reschly, Crawfordsville, Iowa; Stanley, Olds, Iowa; Donald, San Diego, Calif.; Daniel, Mary Jane, and Roger Lee, at home), his stepmother, 2 stepbrothers (Ernest and Oliver Yutzy), and one grandfather. His sudden death was caused by an automobile accident late Sunday night as he was returning home. Again the Lord has suddenly removed one so young and active in life. May this be a warning that life is uncertain and all should be ready when the Lord calls. Services were held at the Wellman Mennonite Church, in charge of Max Yoder and George S. Miller. Burial was made in the West Union Cemetery, Parnell, Iowa.
Esch, --Magdalena, daughter of Dan and Lydia (Kaufman) Gingerich, was stricken with a cerebellorubral hemorrhage and passed away suddenly on Aug. 27, 1953; aged 58 y. 8 m. 7 d. She was born near Clarion, Iowa, Dec. 20, 1894. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, remaining faithful until death. On April 24, 1932, she was united in marriage to John Esch. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, parents, one sister (Katie, at home), 4 brothers (Eli, Turner, Mich.; Joe, Edward, and Daniel, Jr., of Au Gres, Mich.), and also many other relatives and friends. Two brothers (Ralph and Amos) preceded her in death. Her Christian life and testimony meant much to those who knew her. Funeral services were held at the Conservative Mennonite Church, Twining, Mich., by Elmer Jantzi, Noah Swartzendruber, and Levi Swartz, with interment in the Whitney Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "cerebellorubral" is the term used in the original text.
Gingerich, -- Bernice Clara, infant daughter of Lennis and Marjorie (Meyers) Gingerich, Zurich, Ont., was born July 24, 1953; died Aug. 28, 1953, after a brief illness. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Edward Ross) and 4 grandparents. Funeral services were held at the Zurich Mennonite Church, Zurich, Ont., by Moses H. Roth and Albert Martin, with burial in the church cemetery.
Hall, -- John William La Mar, son of Thomas and Caroline (Durant) Hall, was born Dec. 25, 1867, at Fairmont, W. Va.; departed this life at the Brown Rest Home, Aug. 27, 1953; aged 85 y. 8 m. 2 d. On May 1, 1895, he was married to Mary Estella McArtor. His companion went to be with her Lord on Sept. 13, 1952. To this union were born 2 daughters (CallieóMrs. Charles Thrapp and FrancesóMrs. Joe Courtumn). Five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren survives. William had 3 brothers and 2 sisters who preceded him in death (El, Edward, Charles, Josephine More and Fannie Oldaker). On Jan.7, 1952, he was received into the Daytonville Mennonite Church fellowship. On a number of occasions since then he expressed peace and satisfaction with his Lord. Last Sunday he again expressed how he believes in God and that he was ready to meet his God. So we rejoice in his faith that he was ready to meet his God. Services were held by Max Yoder and Ezra Shenk. Interment was made in the Wasonville Cemetery, Wellman, Iowa.
Horning, --- Aaron Z., son of the late Benjamin and Lucetta (Ziemer) Horning, was born in Berks Co., Pa., Oct. 14, 1872; departed this life Aug. 28, 1953, in Alleghenyville, pa.; aged 80 y. 10 m. 14 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at Bowmansville, pa., as a young man and remained faithful until death. His wife, Mary Ellen, died 2 years ago. Surviving are 2 sons (Paul B., Orlando, Fla.; and Howard, with whom he resided), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Katie Martin, Terre Hill, Pa.) Funeral services were conducted at the Bowmansville, Pa., Mennonite Church by Benjamin Weaver and Moses Gehman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kennel, --- Christian, son of John and Elizabeth (Shrag) Kennel, was born near Seward, Nebr., July 12, 1880. When a baby he moved with his parents to Coehner, Nebr., where he grew to manhood. He was baptized and received into the East Fairview Mennonite Church by Bishop Joseph Schlegel in 1898. Later he transferred his membership to the West Fairview Church where he was a faithful member at the time of his death. On Feb. 5, 1903, he was married to Elizabeth Earnst. To this union were born 3 sons and 7 daughters (Ervin, Crete, Nebr.; LaVern, Lincoln, Nebr.; Iva Crag, Ontario, Calif.; Harold, Friend, Nebr.; Birdean Dygert, Cowles, Nebr.; Oletta Holes, Friend, Nebr.; Marguerite Doremus, Geneva, Nebr.; Cathleen Green, Lincoln, Nebr.; Dorothy Stranske, Wichita, Kans.; and one daughter Thelma, who preceded him in death.) He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 9 children, 2 brothers (Saul and Eli, York, Nebr.), 2 sisters (Lavina Whitaker, Burbank, Calif.; and Nancy Whitaker, Albany, Oreg.), 27 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He departed this life on Sept. 9, 1953, at the Friend Hospital; aged 73 y. 1 m. 27 d. Funeral services were in charge of the home pastors, with interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mickem, -- Lorna Mae, daughter of Jonathan and Esther ( Prough) Yoder, was born April 20, 1883; died Aug. 24, 1953; aged 70 y. 4 m. 4 d. After an illness of two years she died at her home near Middlebury, Ind., where she resided on the same farm for 42 years, moving from Goshen. She was a member of the Middlebury Mennonite Church. Her husband, Chancey Mickem, preceded her in death in 1952. Surviving are 4 children (MaryóMrs. Rollin Rhinesmith, Mongo, Ind.; EvelynóMrs. Winford Lewis, Howe, Ind.; Melvin, Lagrange, Ind.; and Albertis, at home), 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Albert, Los Angeles, Calif.). Funeral services were held in the Middlebury Mennonite Church, conducted by Harold Yoder and Earl Miller. Burial was in the Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Myers, -- Dora, daughter of Samuel and Maria (Freid) Ream, was born near New Stark, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1870; passed away Aug. 24, 1953; aged 83 y. 5 m. 27 d. She was the last of her family. Dora was married to Joseph A. Myers on April 20, 1911, with whom she lived until he was called in death in 1941. At the age of 14 she accepted Christ and became a member of the Mennonite Church, upholding its principles. In coming to Michigan their home was with the small group known as the Sunny Side congregation, as long as that place of worship continued. When the work there was discontinued they transferred their membership to the Fairview congregation. Her last concern was that everyone be true and faithful. Funeral services were held at the Fairview, Mich., Church, in charge of Menno Esch and Harvey Handrich, with burial in the cemetery near by.
Ridenour, --Emma (Hough), widow of Albert Ridenour, Scottdale, Pa., was born Jan. 29, 1869; died at the home of her son Ebbert, July 7, 1953; aged 84 y. 5m. 8 d. She is survived by 4 sons and one daughter (Ebbert, Scottdale, Pa.; Burgess, Connellsville, Pa.; Forrest, Greenville, Pa.; Delbert, Connellsville, Pa.; and Helen Bailey, Chicago, Ill.). She was a member of the Scottdale Mennonite Church for many years and was a faithful attendant at services as long as she was physically able. Funeral services were held at the Scottdale Mennonite Church, July 10. Interment was in the Alverton, pa., cemetery.
Sollenberger, -- Joseph Lee, infant son of John B. and Doris Jean (Wadel) Sollenberger, was born Aug. 29, 1953, at Chambersburg, Pa., and died at the age of 5 hours. He leaves his parents, one sister (Rhoda Christine), and 4 grandparents. Graveside services were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery with Walter Lehman officiating.
Weaver, -- Frances, daughter of David B. and Mary Miller, was born May 31, 1876, near Walnut Creek, Ohio; quietly passed to her eternal home Aug. 31, 1953; at the home of Cloyse Hershbergers; aged 77 y. 3 m. On Feb. 19, 1899, she was married to John Henry Weaver, who preceded her in death nearly 3 years. She is survived by 2 daughters and one son (Mrs. Ura Gerber, Mrs. Cloyse Hershberger, both of Walnut Creek, Ohio; and Titus Weaver, Girard, Ohio). She also leaves 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers and Mrs. A. W. Miller who made her home with them till her marriage. Two daughters (Beulah and Verba), her parents, 6 sisters, and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and affiliated with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member till death. Her quiet and unassuming disposition won her many friends. She learned early in life to be content no matter what the circumstances were. Even though she never served her church and community as a leader, her witness will be remembered. She was never too busy to serve others. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek, Ohio, Mennonite Church, with Venus Hershberger and Paul R. Miller in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.
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Basinger, --- Pauline, daughter of the late Enos and Lena (Morris) Longanecker, was born in Columbiana, Co., Ohio, Aug. 29, 1899; passed away at her home after a lingering illness of 18 months, Aug. 21, 1953; aged 53 y. 11 m. 23 d. She leaves her husband, Henry R., whom she married on April 22, 1922, a daughter (MildredóMrs. Dwight Jacobs, North Lima, Ohio), a son (Ralph, North Lima, Ohio), her stepmother (Mrs. Ora Longanecker, Columbiana, Ohio), 3 sisters (Mrs. Clayton Lehman, Columbiana, Ohio; Mrs. Paul Clark, Salem, Ohio; and Mrs. Paul Witmer, Columbiana, Ohio), a half sister (Mrs. Roy Lilly, Mentor, Ohio), and 3 grandchildren. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and at the time of her death she was a member of the North Lima Mennonite Church. In the various activities of the church she will be missed for she was a faithful attendant at services, prayer meeting, in the sewing circle, and served as a Sunday-school teacher. During her sickness she gave a clear witness through her resignation to God's will and her patience in suffering. Funeral services were held at the North Lima Mennonite Church by David Steiner, James Steiner, and A. J. Steiner. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Brenneman, --- William, son of the late Joseph and Katie (Roi) Brenneman, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Jan. 29, 1894; died in the Stratford General Hospital, July 21, 1953; aged 59 y. 5 m. 23 d. Death was caused by an accident. He entered the bonds of matrimony with Mary Roth on Jan. 15, 1942. He was a member of the East Zorra A. M. congregation. Left to mourn his departure are his wife, one daughter (Ada), one sister (Ida), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra A. M. Church in charge of Joel Swartzentruber and Henry Yantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Brubaker, --- Maude, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Anderson) Gregory, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Nov. 27, 1889; passed away at the North Side Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1953; aged 63 y. 9 m. On Feb. 22, 1917, she was united in marriage to Earl Brubaker, who preceded her in death thirteen years ago. Their son (John) preceded both of them in his youth. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter (Marie, North Lima, Ohio), 3 sisters (Myrtle and Nora, Orrville, Ohio; and Mrs. Franklin Steiner, Dalton, Ohio), and 4 brothers (Robert, Canton, Ohio; Joseph and John, Orrville, Ohio; and Harry, Dalton, Ohio). As a girl she accepted Christ as her Saviour and at the time of her death was a member of the North Lima Mennonite Church. In the church she will be missed for in health she was always present at all services of the church, and remembered many in the church and neighborhood with special cards. Funeral services were held at the Midway Mennonite Church by David Steiner, James Steiner, and A. J. Steiner, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Richmire, -- Herman, was born near Manistee, Mich., Jan. 9, 1884; died in the Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital, Aug. 18, 1953, from a heart ailment; aged 69 y. 7m. 9 d. About 17 years ago he with his family moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Manistique where he lived until his death. He was married on April 25, 1911, to Lelia Twiss, who survives. Also surviving are a son (Ward, Manistique, Mich.) and 2 sisters. He had been a Christian only two years but his experience was one of genuine victory in the Lord. He had been a habitual smoker for 60 years but as he yielded his life the Lord took all that desire from him. He was received into the Cedar Grove Church fellowship at Manistique on Dec. 17, 1951. He had a deep burden for the lost in his immediate community. Funeral services were held in the Messier-Broullire funeral home with Norman Weaver in charge, assisted by Leonard Schmucker. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Manistique, Mich.
Weaver, --Cora E., daughter of Daniel and Katherine Kaufman, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 9, 1900; died in Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 1, 1953; aged 53 y. 6 m. 23 d. She is survived by her husband, Alonza D. Weaver, 4 children (MarieóMrs. Alfred Weaver, Davidsville, Pa.; Daniel D., Davidsville, Pa.; Raymond, Elton, pa.; and James, Canton, Ohio), 3 grandchildren, her parents, and 2 sisters (DoraóMrs. Cloyd Gindlesperger and Mrs. Nora Stahl). She was a faithful member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held in the Kaufman Church by Harry Y. Shetler and Irwin M. Holsopple, with burial in the church cemetery.
Zehr, -- Ruby Helen, was born in East Zorra, Ont., on May 15, 1922; died at her parents' home on Sept.1, 1953; aged 31 y. 3 m. 15 d. In 1936 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the East Zorra A. M. congregation by Bishop D. S. Iutzi. She served faithfully as a Sunday-school and summer Bible school teacher. She leaves to mourn her passing her parents, 2 brothers (Mervin and Arnold), one sister (Gloria Mae), her grandmother and a host of other relatives and friends. Two sisters (Velma Catherine and Ruth Laura) preceded her in death. She began to show symptoms of a serious sickness and was admitted to Victoria Hospital in London. After five days she was permitted to return to her home where she seemed to be slowly improving until she suddenly relapsed and in three hours was called to her reward. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra A. M. Church, in charge of David Swartzentruber, Wilfred Schlegel, and Henry Yantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
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