Bixler, Amanda, daughter of Stephen and Anna (Bixler) Berkey, was born in Mercer Co., Pa., July 21, 1863; passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Rachel Brenneman, North Lima, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1954; aged 91 y. 1 m. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. On Dec. 25, 1884, she was united in marriage to Joseph Bixler, who preceded her in death in 1929. She leaves 3 sisters (Mrs. George Bloom and Eva Berkey, both of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Rachel Brenneman, of North Lima), one brother (David K., of Canfield), and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were in charge of David Steiner, with interment in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at North Lima.
Feltch, Elizabeth Herr, was born Aug. 28, 1869; entered into rest Aug. 5, 1954; aged 84 y. 11 m. 8 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Mission, Columbia, Pa., and a Sunday-school teacher for many years. There remain one sister (Annie Clinger), one son (Harry Feltch, with whom she resided), 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Frank Garman and Etzweiler Funeral Home.
Groz, Branda Ann, stillborn daughter of Jene and Alice Groz, was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery on Aug. 10, 1954. The service was conducted by John Stoll at the Rockway Mission Chapel in East Minot, N. Dak. She leaves to mourn her father, mother and sister (Linda).
Heiser, Karon Sue, daughter of Merle R. and Edith (Wiens), was born at Champaign, Ill., Aug. 13, 1954; died three hours after her premature birth. She is survived by her parents, 2 sisters (Cleona Marie and her twin, Carol Anne), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Heiser), and maternal foster grandparents (MR. and Mrs. E.W. Heiser). Graveside services were held Aug. 16 in the East Bend Cemetery, with Howard Zehr officiating.
Hostetler, Oris, son of Emanuel and Mary (Weaver) Hostetler, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 2, 1908; passed away Aug. 17, 1954; aged 45 y. 9 m. 15 d. His illness and death were caused by a malignant brain tumor, for which he underwent surgery, never fully regaining consciousness afterward. He accepted Christ as his Saviour when a young man and was a member of the Martins Creek Mennonite Church at his death. On Aug. 31, 1928, he was married to Anna Troyer, who survives him. Also surviving are 3 daughters and one son (Beverly-Mrs. Lyman Hostetler, Greensburg, Kans.; Shirley, Wanda, and Wayne at home), 5 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Chupp and Mrs. Calvin Troyer, both of Fredericksburg, Ohio; Mrs. W. E. Kandel, Berlin, Ohio; Mrs. Jonathan Miller, Sugarcreek, Ohio; and Mrs. J. H. Smucker, Dalton, Ohio), 3 brothers (Perry and Ben, both of Millersburg, Ohio; and Asa, of Louisville), and a half brother (Homer, Dalton, Ohio). Funeral services were held at the Martins Creek Mennonite Church with Warren Miller and D. D. Miller in charge.
Kreider, Benjamin S., son of Benjamin H. and Ella Nora (Stoner) Kreider, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 14, 1902; passed away at the State Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa., after a long illness, Aug. 2, 1954; aged 51 y. 11 m. 19 d. He was a member of the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church. On Nov. 24, 1927, he was married to Lizzie B. Huber, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Charles, Lloyd, and Benjamin, all of Lititz; Wilmer, Paul, and Ellen, all of Marietta; Landis, of Cornwells Heights; Ruth, of Akron; and Earl, at home), 4 grandchildren, his stepmother (Mrs. Lizzie R. Kreider of Manheim), 2 sisters and 4 brothers (Bertha Harnish, and Isaac of Lancaster; Elmer, of Columbia; Abram, of Mt. Joy; Nora-Mrs. Blair Otto, Barberton, Ohio; and Jacob, of Marietta). Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at the Hammer Creek Church by Amos S. Horst and John S. Hess.
Lehman, Alice, daughter of Abram and Elizabeth (Burkholder) Frey, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Feb. 2, 1884; passed away July 2, 1954, at the Chambersburg Hospital; aged 70 y. 5 m. She had been ill for several years but only seriously ill the last two weeks. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member until death. During the many years that her husband served as deacon she was a faithful and helpful companion and mother. Surviving are her husband (Peter L. Lehman), 2 sons and one daughter (Norman E., Arthur F., and Mrs. Glenn Shank, all of Chambersburg), 13 grandchildren, 5 sisters and 4 brothers (Mrs. Israel Wingert, Annie Frey, Sadie Frey, Mrs. John Crider, Mrs. Samuel Lehman, Joseph H., Reuben B., David B., and Norman B., all living in the vicinity of Chambersburg). Funeral services held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church on July 5 were conducted by Amos E. Martin, Harold L. Hunsecker, and Omar R. Martin, with interment in cemetery adjoining the church.
Lehman, Edith B., wife of Victor H. Lehman, and daughter of Abram and Martha (Hege) Horst, was born near Marion, Pa., Aug. 16, 1897; departed this life July 27, 1954, at her home in Chambersburg, Pa.; aged 56 y. 11 m. 20 d She had been in ill health for a number of years preceding her death, and was confined to her bed the last three months. She united with the Mennonite Church in her late teens and remained faithful till death. She was a faithful worker in the activities of the Cedar Grove Church, near Greencastle, Pa., where she was a member. Surviving besides her husband, are 3 sons (Harold A., Hagerstown, Md.; Les C., Chambersburg, Pa.; and Emmett, at home), 2 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters (Mrs. Amanda Martin, Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Martha Miller, Greencastle, Pa.; Israel C. Horst, Trenton, N. J.; Rhoda Horst of Hagerstown; and Ralph Horst, of Chambersburg). Funeral services were held at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, July 20, in charge of O. N. Johns and John F. Grove. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, Sara Marie, daughter of David and Esther (Bontrager) Miller, was born Sept. 27, 1953; passed away April 20, 1954, after a brief illness of intestinal flu; aged 6 m. 24 d. She is survived by her parents, one sister (Mary Esther) and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Felty Bontrager, Waynesboro, Va.; and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Miller, Stuarts Draft, Va.). Funeral services were held at Valley View Mennonite Church in charge of John Martin assisted by Paul Barnhart. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth, Kathryn, daughter of John C. and Magdalena Birky, was born near Delavan, Ill, June 10, 1882; passed away at her home at Nampa, Idaho, after a lingering illness, Aug. 3, 1954; aged 72 y.1 m. 23 d. She was a member of the Nampa Mennonite Church. She endured many years of suffering with much patience. On Jan. 1, 1908, she was married to William W. Roth. They lived in Nebraska, Colorado, and Montana before moving to Nampa, Idaho, where she lived until her death. Surviving her in addition to her husband are 3 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Elliott H. Zuercher, Caldwell, Idaho; Esther-Mrs. Warren E. Spangenberg, Nampa, Idaho; and Delma-Mrs. Robert N. Zuercher, Salt Lake City, Utah), 9 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Samuel Birky, Pullman, Mich.; Jacob Birky, Valparaiso, Ind.; Christian Birky, Manson, Iowa; and Levi Birky, Wanatah, Ind.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Magdalena Kauffman, Hopedale, Ill.; and Mrs. Bertha Kipfer, Rolfe, Iowa), 4 half brothers (Albert Birky, Conneautville, Pa.; John Birky, Hopedale, Ill.; Menno Birky, Peoria, Ill; and Simon Birky, Tremont, Ill.), one half sister (Elizabeth Birky, Peoria, Ill.), and 3 stepbrothers (Chris H. Nafziger, Albany, Oreg.; William Nafziger, Peoria, Ill., and Dan B. Nafziger, Hopedale, Ill.). Funeral services were held at the Nampa Mennonite Church with E. S. Garber in charge assisted by D. A. Good and R. E. Garber. Interment was made in the Kohlerlawn Cemetery.
Sartwell, Connie Rae, daughter of George E., and Seena Sartwell, passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital, Minot, N. Dak.; aged 19 days. She leaves to mourn her early departure father and mother, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 grandmothers, one grandfather, and many other relatives. The service was held at the Rockway Mission Chapel on Aug. 12. She was laid to rest in the Burlington Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bishop, Libbie, daughter of Cornelius and Annie (Wismer) Myers, was born in Plumsteadville, Pa., Aug. 7, 1870; died July 22, 1954, at the home of her son Elmer, in Blooming Glen, Pa.; aged 83 y. 11 m. 15 d. She had been in failing health for some time, but bedfast only the last week of her life. On Jan. 26, 1892, she married Wm. S. Gross. To this union were born 2 sons (Elmer and Claude); the latter preceded her in death in 1947. Wm. Gross was ordained to the ministry at the Deep Run Church in 1901, and died in March 1903. In 1911 she married Wm. C. Moyer, who died in 1913. In 1916 she married Wm. D. Bishop who died in April, 1922. She was the first president of the sewing circle of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, and was very active in the Sunday school and Needle Guild since 1914. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for 61 years. Surviving are one son (Elmer), one grandson, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 25 at the Blooming Glen Church in charge of David Derstine, Jr. Burial was made in the Deep Run Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Dombach, Ira S., Jr., son of Ira H. and Earla B. (Snyder) Dombach, was born Sept. 27, 1939; was killed July 29, 1954, when he was thrown from the tractor he was operating and the tractor upset, pinning him under the seat; aged 14 y. 10 m. 5 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 12 and took an active part in all the church activities. He is survived by his parents and these sisters and brothers (Arlene, Joyce, Lorraine, Linda, John, Robert, Kenneth, and James). A brother (Mark) drowned six years ago and an infant brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Herbert Fisher and Landis Shertzer. Interment was made in the East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Gingrich, Elizabeth, daughter of Harry and Abbie (Herr) Bausman, was born March 14, 1872; departed this life June 3, 1954, after an illness of four weeks; aged 82 y. 2 m. 19 d. She was the widow of John F. Gingrich, who preceded her in death June 10, 1934. She is survived by one son (Edison) and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 5 at Landisville Mennonite Church, where she was a member, Christian Frank and Barton Gehman officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman, Mary E., daughter of Samuel and Nancy Zimmerman, was born near Martinsburg, Pa., April 2, 1878; died June 29, 1954, at the Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, Pa., after several months' illness following a stroke. Her husband (Albert R. Kauffman deacon of the Martinsburg Mennonite Church), died three years previously. Also preceding her in death was a son (Franklin). Surviving are one half brother (Harry C. Burke, of Martinsburg), 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Martinsburg Mennonite Church in charge of her pastor, Clyde D. Fulmer, and I. K. Metzler. Interment was made in the Kauffman Cemetery.
Kreider, Jennie Elizabeth, was born Feb. 12, 1884, departed this life June 28, 1954; aged 70 y. 4 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage with Musser Kreider on Jan. 21, 1904. Her husband and one son (Paul) preceded her in death. She is survived by the following children (Irvin, Mrs. Alice Frye, and Mrs. Ruth Snyder, all of Martinsburg), one brother (Daniel Byers, Woodbury, Pa.), 17 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Martinsburg Mennonite Church and served as president of the church sewing circle for several years. Funeral services were held at the Martinsburg Mennonite Church by D. I. Stonerook, Clyde D. Fulmer, and C. A. Graybill, with burial in the Martinsburg Cemetery.
Lehman, an infant son was born to Wilfred J. and Ruth (Plank) Lehman, West Liberty, Ohio, July 4, 1954; died July 5, 1954. Surviving with the parents are 3 sisters (Joyce, Beth Ann, and Karen), the paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Plank), all of West Liberty. A memorial service was held July 6 at the Troyer-Lynn Funeral Home by Loren King, with interment in the Fairview Cemetery.
Martin, Amos H., formerly of New Holland, Pa., who had been making his home with his son, Paul T., near Harrisonburg, Va., died July 12, 1954, at the home of his son, Samuel, where he had spent a few weeks. He had been in ill health since Feb. 24, 1954. He was born Jan. 11, 1878, in Wayne Co., Ohio. On Feb. 1, 1901, he married Leah Weaver. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since early manhood. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons (Samuel J. and Paul T., both of Harrisonburg, Va.), 8 grandchildren, 2 foster daughters (Mrs. Allen Nolt, Lebanon, Pa., and Mrs. Arthur Long, Lancaster, Pa.), 2 brothers (Daniel, Dayton, Va., and Elam H., Orrville, Ohio), 4 sisters (Mrs. Ezra Good, Mrs. Jesse Weaver, and Mrs. Reuben Horst, Dalton, Ohio, and Mrs. Emma Martin, Orrville, Ohio), and a number of nieces and nephews. One son (Adin A.) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Church, Dayton, Va., July 13, and then the body was taken to New Holland, Pa., where services were held at the Weaverland Mennonite Church on July 15 with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Moyer, Lillie, daughter of Moses and Mary Ann Stout, was born in Bedminster Twp., May 21, 1879; died Aug. 20, 1954, at the home of her sister Rose in Souderton, Pa.; aged 75 y. 2 m. 29 d. She had been in failing health for some years. In September, 1898, she was married to Enos Moyer. To this union were born 3 children (Bernice, Perkasie, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Clemens, of Souderton, and Olive-Mrs. Gross, Doylestown, Pa.), 2 foster children were reared in the home (Charlott-Mrs. Hunsberger, of Souderton, and Edward). Surviving are 3 children, 2 foster children, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Rose Stover, of Souderton). Funeral services were held Aug. 24 at the Blooming Glen Church in charge of David Derstine. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nissley, Elizabeth S., daughter of Jeremiah and Fannie (Sheetz) Landis, died at the Oreville Home, July 26, 1954, after an illness of one year; aged 76 y. 17 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Her husband, Christian B. Nissley, died in December, 1936. Surviving are these children (Landis and Eugene, Manheim, Pa., and Andrew, Philadelphia, Pa.), also 5 grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters (Aaron S., and Fred S., East Petersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Christ B. Snyder, Lititz, Pa.; and Jeremiah, of Florida). Funeral services were in charge of Ira Huber and Homer Bomberger were held July 28 at the Beek Bros. Funeral Home. Interment was made in the East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Risser, Laura F., daughter of John and Leah (Funk) Horst, was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., Oct. 8, 1875; passed away July 15, 1954, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 78 y. 9 m. 7 d. Surviving are her husband (Aaron S. Risser, whom she married Aug. 27, 1901), 3 daughters (Leah and Mary, Hershey, Pa., and Bertha, Lebanon, Pa.), 6 sons (Roy and Lester, of Hershey; Russell, Doylestown, Pa.; Irvin, Arthur, and Ralph, Harrisburg, Pa.), one brother (Irwin Horst of Lebanon), 17 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One son (Paul) preceded her in death almost two years ago. She was a member of the Stauffer Mennonite Church and worshiped there the Sunday before her death. She had a heart condition for several years. Funeral services were held at the Risser Mennonite Church, July 18, in charge of Noah W. Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Rychener, Charles C., son of John and Anna Rychener, was born April 7, 1870; passed away at his home in Pettisville, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1954; aged 84 y. 3 m. 11 d. He lived in this community all his life and was the last of a family of five to answer the death summons. On May 13, 1897, he was united in marriage to Rose Kline. To this union were born 2 sons (Vern Wauseon, Ohio, and Carl, Harlingen, Texas), and one daughter (Mabel-Mrs. Henry Myers, Pettisville, Ohio). They, his sorrowing companion, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, with other relatives and friends mourn his departure. He enjoyed exceptionally good health until about eight months ago when it began to fail. In 1910 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, after transferring his membership to the West Clinton congregation. He was faithful to his Lord and often testified of his hope and assurance. Funeral services were held at the Short Funeral Home, Archbold, Ohio, July 21, in charge of Henry Wyse and P. R. Lantz. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Showalter, Susie, daughter of Perry E. and Isabelle (Cullers) Shipe, was born in Hardy Co., W. Va., Feb. 26, 1886; died Aug. 10, 1954; aged 68 y. 5m. 14 d. On April 10, 1910, she was united in marriage with Timothy Showalter of Broadway, Va., who survives her. To this union were born one son (Daniel) and 7 daughters (Anna, Mary, and Grace, at home; Ada, Elkhart, Ind.; Emma, Philadelphia, Pa.; Martha, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Ida, Kansas City, Mo.). She is also survived by a foster son (Teddy E. Hartman), 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of seventeen and served faithfully in the work of the Lord with her husband who is a bishop in the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Zion Mennonite Church, Aug. 12, in charge of John A. Stauffer and J. Ward Shank, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Snavely, Abram B., son of Abram and Annie (Brubaker) Snavely, died at the Columbia Hospital Aug. 21, 1954, after an illness of six days; aged 80 y.3 m. 18 d. He had been a resident of Manheim until three years ago when he went to live with his son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wein, Maytown, Pa.). He was a member of the Manheim Mennonite Church. His wife was the late Kathryn Sahn Snavely. Surviving are a son and 2 daughters (Harry, Elizabeth-Mrs. Henry Wein, of Maytown, and Alice Snavely, of Harrisburg), 2 grandchildren, and one sister (Annie Snavely Witmer, of Manheim). Funeral services were held Aug. 24 at the Manheim Mennonite Church by Ira Huber. Interment was made in the Hernley Cemetery.
Sonifrank, Grover C., was born Aug. 15, 1889, at Criders, Va.; died at his home near Maryland, Va., Aug. 22, 1954; aged 64 y. 11 m. 7 d. On Feb. 2, 1910, he was united in marriage with Sarah Snyder. He is survived by his companion, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. He was an active member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Trissel's Mennonite Church, in charge of Timothy Showalter and John L. Stauffer, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Springer, David V., son of John and Elizabeth (Nafziger) Springer, was born near Hopedale, Ill., Feb. 24, 1875; passed away at the Gibson City Convalescent Home after an illness of 18 months; aged 79 y. 5 m. 26 d. On Feb. 4, 1900, he was united in marriage to Lena A. Birkey. They farmed near Hopedale for 9 years, near Saybrook for 30 years and then retired to their present farm near the East Bend Mennonite Church. To this union were born 6 children (John and Elizabeth, at home; Aaron, of Foosland; Kathryn, Cleveland, Ohio; Roy, of Saybrook; Melvin, Indianapolis, Ind.), Surviving are his wife, the 6 children, 3 grandchildren, one foster grandson, and 5 foster great-grandchildren. Two brothers and 6 sisters preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church. He was an active member, serving as a Sunday-school teacher and in other church activities. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Mennonite Church near Fisher, Ill., Aug. 22, with Howard Zehr, officiating and Harold Zehr assisting. Burial was made in the East Bend Cemetery.
Zook, Lillie, daughter of the late Solomon and Elizabeth Kauffman, was born Sept. 23, 1903; passed to her eternal reward Aug. 7, 1954; aged 51 y. 10 m. 15 d. Her death followed a serious illness of about a year. She leaves her husband, Harvey Zook, New Wilmington, Pa., 2 children whom they took to raise (Viola-Mrs. Glenn Spiker, Belleville, Pa., and Harold Zook, at home), one sister (Mary), and 2 brothers (Frank and Roy), all of New Wilmington. One sister (Nanny Byler) and 2 brothers (Michael and Charles) preceded her in death. In the fall of 1917 she was one of a class of twenty converts received into the membership of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, where she continued to be a faithful member and regular attendant when health permitted. Funeral services were conducted at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church in charge of James Steiner and Enoch Zook. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Beer, Catherine, daughter of Daniel and Rachel (Kauffman) Beer, was born at Shanesville, Ohio, Jan. 19, 1892; died in a hospital in Oregon City, Oreg., Aug. 26, 1954; aged 62 y. 7 m. 7 d. She became a Christian in her youth and at the time of her death was a member of the East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa. About 7 years ago she went to Oregon and lived in the home of her uncle, Al Beer, until June 14, 1954, when she had a severe stroke. She was taken to the hospital and for a time remained unconscious, and although she rallied at times, she never regained her faculties of speech. She leaves to mourn her departure one brother (Noah, Sparks, Ga.), one sister (Mrs. Anna Reber, What Cheer, Iowa), and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Canby, Oreg., Aug. 28, after which the body was sent to Iowa for burial Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Church, Kalona, Iowa, Aug. 21, 1954, in charge of Geo. S. Miller, Eli Yutzy, and Elmer G. Swartzendruber.
Buch, Martin M., was in born in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Pa., on May 5, 1864; was married to Elizabeth W. Brubaker on Oct. 24, 1886; and passed away in Topeka, Kans., on Aug. 31, 1954; aged 90 y. 3 m. 26 d. He was preceded in death by his wife in July, 1952. To this couple were born 2 children, one of whom died in infancy. The family moved to Kansas in 1897 and resided near Olathe for nearly forty years. They moved to Topeka in 1937. He joined the Mennonite Church when a young man, and transferred his membership to the Kansas City, Kans., congregation about 1905. He taught a Sunday-school class for many years and attended church regularly. Survivors are the son (Walter, Topeka, Kans.), one granddaughter (Mrs. Dorothy R. Dietz, Heidelberg, Germany), 2 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were in charge of Frank B. Raber of Kansas City, Kans., with interment in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka, Kans.
Detweiler, Lizzie Louisa, daughter of Adolph and Louisa (Steiper) Hoening, was born April 13, 1876, at Springs, Pa., passed away at her home in Wellman, Iowa, Aug. 22, 1954; aged 78 y. 4 m. 9 d. Her death was caused by a stroke after being bedfast for over 2 years. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was for many years a member of the West Union Mennonite Church. At the time of her death she was a faithful member of the Wellman congregation. On Sept.1, 1901, she was married to Edward F. Detweiler. To this union were born 4 children (Clarence, Parnell; William G., Wellman; Mary-Mrs. Earl Fry, West Liberty, Ohio, and Mabel, Wellman). Besides her husband and 4 children, she is survived by 15 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 grandsons, 2 sisters, one brother, 3 half sisters, and 2 half brothers. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Mennonite Church, Aug. 25, with Paul T. Guengerich and George Miller in charge. Interment was made in the West Union cemetery.
Hershey, Anna, daughter of Noah H. and the late Emma (Rohrer) Burkhart, was born Feb. 15, 1898, near Mechanicsburg, Pa.; died suddenly at her home in York, Pa., April 3, 1954. She was married to John K. Hershey Oct. 23, 1917. She is survived by her husband, father, and 11 children (Roy and Lester of Va.; Noah and Aaron, of York, Pa.; Paul and Harold of Norristown, Pa.; Ethel, Grace and Ada, at home; Eva-Mrs. Earl Hertzler, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Mary-Mrs. Roy Banner, Gap, Pa.), and 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Hershey Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in Bair's Church, Hanover, Pa., with burial in adjoining cemetery. Services were in charge of Richard Danner, Harnish Noll, and William Martin.
Hostetler, Ida C. Gingrich, wife of Harry H. Hostetler, was born Sept. 13, 1884, near East Petersburg, Pa.; died Aug. 24, 1954; aged 69 y. 11 m. 11 d. She suffered a heart attack 2 years ago, and died rather suddenly at her home. She is survived by a daughter (Betty C. Landis), 2 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church Aug. 27, in charge of James Siegrist and Irvin Kreider. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Jennings, Emma Blanche, daughter of the late Clark and Susan Teagarden Rice, was born at Rices Landing, Pa., April 7, 1880; passed away at the home of her daughter (Lyda-Mrs. Furman Husk) near Waynesburg, Pa., on Aug. 24, 1954. In addition to Mrs. Husk she is survived by these children (Charlotte-Mr. Thomas Friend, Cleveland, Ohio; Emma-Mrs. William Stevenson, Masontown, Pa., and George W., Pittsburgh, Pa.). She was preceded in death by 2 daughters (Mrs. Franklin Reed and Mrs. Tomas Long). She was a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church for the past 2 years. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 27 in the Condit Funeral Home, Carmichaels, with Paul M. Roth in charge. Burial was made in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Geneva, Pa.
Markley, Ella, daughter of Jonas and Susan Markley, was born at Blake, Ohio, July 12, 1872; in the fall of 1895 she was received as a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, Wadsworth, Ohio. She remained a faithful member of the church until death called her home Aug. 25, 1954; aged 82 y. 1 m. 13 d. Her entire life was lived in the vicinity of Wadsworth. Funeral services were conducted at the Hilliard Funeral Home by J. Robert Kreider and S. D. Rohrer. Burial was made in the Guilford Cemetery.
Martin, Daniel Roth, Jr., son of D. R. and Savilla (Driver) Martin, was born near Waynesboro, Va., June 16, 1910; died at Perry Point Veterans' Hospital, Perryville, Md., Aug. 18, 1954; aged 44 y. 2 m.2 d. On July 7 he went with his family to Maryland to visit his wife' family; the following day he was taken ill and remained in a critical condition until his death 6 weeks later. Except for a number of years spent in Baltimore and the time he served overseas in World War II, he made his home in or near Waynesboro, Va. On 1May 18, 1931, he was married to Mary Isenenoch. Surviving are his wife, 3 sons (Charles M., with the U. S. Navy, in Puerto Rico; Daniel Roth III with the Navy at Norfolk, Va., and Curtis W., at home), one daughter (Ina D., at home), his mother (Mrs. D. R. Martin, Waynesboro), 3 brothers (John D., Waynesboro; William, Menges, Mills, Pa.; and Ralph, Middlebury, Ind.), and 3 sisters (Marie-Mrs. Jason Weaver, Stuarts Draft, Va.; Fannie-Mrs. Elmer Heatwole and Bertha, both of Waynesboro). Dannie accepted Christ in his youth but found it hard to live a Christian life; a few weeks before his death he again came back to his Saviour and left a testimony of his readiness to meet his Lord. Funeral services were held from the Etter Funeral Home, Waynesboro, conducted by Franklin Weaver and Paul Barnhart. Interment was made in the Springdale Cemetery.
Martin, Glenn S., son of Mr. and Mrs. Phares W. Martin, was born Oct. 7, 1952; died at his home near Lincoln, Pa., July 9, 1954; aged 1y. 9 m. 2 d. He met his death when he opened the yard gate and went out in front of the mailman's car. Not seeing the child, the mailman started to drive away and drove over him. Death resulted from a fractured skull. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother (Leon) and his grandparents (Mrs. Katie O. Martin, Lititz, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Adam R. Stauffer, Ephrata, Pa.), and his great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Stauffer, Martindale, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted at Springville Mennonite Church on July 12 by Joseph Hostetler and Joseph Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Rose Marie, daughter of Reuben A. and Marie (Eby) Martin, was born Oct. 27, 1953. She had a disease of the muscles called amyotonia congenital from which she grew weaker and weaker until the Lord called her home Aug. 24, 1954; aged 9 m. 27 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, one brother (Robert), one sister (Emma Ruth), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Phares H. Martin, Maugansville, Md.). Funeral services were conducted at the Reiff Mennonite Church, Hagerstown, Md., in charge of Stanley Martin and Samuel Martin. Interment was made in the Clear Spring Mennonite Cemetery.
Peachey, Mollie B., daughter of Eli H. and Nancy (Hartzler) Kanagy, was born April 24, 1893; passed away at her home Aug. 6, 1954, after a three-month's illness caused by sub-archnoid hemorrhage; aged 61 y. 3 m. 11 d. She had been in failing health for several years. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Allensville Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. She was united in marriage with Orrie G. Peachey on Dec. 21, 1919. Surviving are her husband, 3 children, who were taken into the home (Mary-Mrs. John W., Yoder, Belleville, Pa.; Russell J. Smith, and John H. Eby, of Lancaster Pa.), and 5 brothers (Amos H., and Isaiah D., of Belleville; John H., Aallensville, Pa., Pius H., Sarasota, Fla., and Eli E., Orrville, Ohio). Funeral services at the Allensville Mennonite Church were conducted by J. Elrose Hartzler and Raymond Peachey.
Roth, Mary, daughter of Joseph and Fannie (Rich) Kauffman, was born near Noble, Iowa, Jan. 9, 1875, and lived in the same community all her life. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. On Nov. 9, 1921, she was married to Wm. S. Roth, who preceded her Feb. 10, 1936. After the death of her husband, she moved to Wayland, Iowa, which was her late home. For some months her health had been failing and the last few weeks she was confined to the Henry Co., Memorial Hospital where she passed away Aug. 30, 1954; aged 79 y. 7 m. 21 d. Her husband, parents, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Her brother (John), 2 nieces (Mrs. J. C. Wenger and Waunita Kauffman), and other relatives and friends survive her passing. Fuenral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, Iowa, Sept. 1, 1954, conducted by home ministers.
Wilkins, Henry, son of Horatio and Etta ( Good) Wilkins, was born in Keswick, Iowa, June 18, 1881; departed this life Aug. 25, 1954, at the Washington Hospital, Washington, Iowa, where he spent the last 19 days of his life; aged 73 y. 2m . 7 d. He has one brother and 2 sisters surviving (Richard, of the Odd Fellows' Home, at Mason City, Iowa; Lucinda Lona at Falls City, Wash., and Martha Van Patten, of What Cheer, Iowa), also a stepson (Charlie Moffitt), 3 children (Dean of Daytonville, Norman Bennett, of Washington, Iowa, and Faith-Mrs. Dave Plank, of Daytonville, Iowa), and 14 grandchildren. On Feb. 25, 1914, he was united in marriage to Bessie Carr, who passed away Feb. 7, 1949. One son also preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his Saviour on Aug. 22, 1954. Funeral services were in charge of Ezra Shenk, with burial in the Wassenville Cemetery, Wellman, Iowa.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.