Good, -- Henry, son of the late Menno and Joanna (Martin) Good, was born in Woolwich Township, Oct. 19, 1877; died suddenly at his home near Waterloo, Ont., May 14, 1955; aged 77 y. 6 m. 25 d. On Dec. 26, 1905, he was united in marriage to Mary Martin who survives him. He is also survived by 8 children (Viola, Goshen, Ind.; Lorene-Mrs. George Collier, Upland, Calif.; Milton, Lexington, Ont.; Edna, Argentina, South America; Vera, Toronto, Ont.; Erma-Mrs. Daniel Collier, Upland, Calif.; Robert, Simcoe, Ont.; and Harold, Waterloo), one brother (Amos, Waterloo), and 8 grandchildren. He was a member and regular attendant at the Erb Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church on May 17, with J. B. Martin officiating. Interment was made in the Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery.
Harshberger, -- Amanda, daughter of Christian and Polly (Harshberger) Shetler, was born in Adams Township, Cambria Co., Pa., July 4, 1875; died at her home in Scottdale, Pa.; May 24, 1955; aged 79 y. 10 m. 20 d. About 3 months previous she suffered a heart attack, from which she had practically recovered when death came suddenly from a recurrence of the same trouble. On Aug. 29, 1915, she was married to John F. Harshberger, who survives her, together with a son, John, and a daughter, Mary, both at home. She is also survived by 2 stepchildren (Anna-Mrs. Frank Brilhart, Scottdale, and Erwin, Hollsopple, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was the last member of a family of 5, 2 brothers and 2 sisters having preceded her in death. After having spent the most of her life in Cambria and Somerset counties, Pa., she with her family moved to Scottdale in October, 1945. She was a member of the Scottdale Mennonite Church and a devoted Christian, having been a member of the Mennonite Church for over 50 years. Of recent years she spent much time sewing in her home for the relief of the needy. Services were held at the Kapr Funeral Home at Scottdale, on Thursday evening, May 26, and at the Stahl Church, Hollsopple, Pa., on Friday afternoon, May 27. Those taking part were John L. Horst, A. J. Metzler, L. S. Weber, and Sanford Shetler. Interment was made in the Kaufman Cemetery.
Kurtz. John B., son of David and Susan (Sauders) Kurtz, was born in Green Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Dec. 12, 1872; passed from this life May 16, 1955, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Smucker, near Smithville, Ohio; aged 82 y. 5 m. 4 d. On Nov. 10, 1904, he was united in marriage to Gertrude Felix, who preceded him in death just a few months earlier, on Jan. 25, 1955. Two sisters (Nancy and Mrs. Sadie Hartzler) also preceded him in death. He is survived by 5 children (Clarence, Wadsworth; Mrs. Doris Hahn, Smithville; Mrs. Marjorie Smucker, Smithville; Mrs. Ruth Hahn, Sterling; and Wade, Smithville), 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Amelia, Smithville; Mrs. Lydia Heiks, Smithville; Mrs. Della Mast, Elverson, Pa.), and 3 brothers (Simon and David of Smithville, and Jacob, Orrville). In addition, he leaves many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. He was a lifelong member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville. In addition to being engage in farming, he for many years served the church faithfully as custodian. He maintained an active interest in the work of the church throughout his life, and has now answered the call to a richer and fuller life with our Lord. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church May 19, with V.M. Gerig officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kuhns, -- Lloyd, son of William and Susie Kuhns, was born Feb. 28, 1903; died April 22, 1955, at the home of his sister, Mrs. L. W. Danner, near Mitchell, Nebr.; aged 52 y. 1 m. 25 d. He passed away with a heart ailment after recent weeks of illness. On Feb. 27, 1927, he was married to Salina Danner. Six children were born to this union, four of whom died at birth. In his youth he was a member of the Chappell, Nebr. Mennonite Church and after marriage moved his membership to the West Church at Milford. Of late he had been attending the Baptist Church at Gehring, Nebr. He is survived by his wife, one son (Merle, at home), one daughter (Mrs. Bonnie Reed, Denver), and one granddaughter (Linda, born the day he passed away). Also surviving are 2 brothers (Francis, Kimball, and Bill, Plymouth, Fla.), and 4 sisters (Mrs. L. W. Danner, Mitchell; Mrs. Frank Stutzman, Corry, Pa.; Mrs. Oliver Carter, Spartansburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Pell Stutzman, Eustis, Fla.). Services were held in the First Baptist Church, Gehring, in charge of John Dischinger. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff, Nebr.
Rohrer, -- Peter L., son of Benjamin S. and Mary A. (Landis) Rohrer, was born July 1, 1884, in Lancaster Co.;Pa.; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Smoketown, Pa, May 12, 1955; aged 70 y. 10 m. 11 d. In early manhood he accepted Christ in Sterling, Ill., later becoming a member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird in Hand, Pa., where he worshiped for 51 years and served as a trustee for 12 years. On Dec. 26, 1911, he was married to Bertha M. Wenger who survives. To this union were born 7 sons and 2 daughters (Willis, Clarence, Mary E., Peter Lester, Luke, and Earl, all of Smoketown, and two sons and a daughter who died in infancy). Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Mennonite Church, May 15, in charge of John Oberholtzer, Lloyd Eby, and Elmer Martin. Burial was made in Mellinger's Cemetery.
Salzman, --Bobby Lou, son of Orville and Fern Salzman, was born Feb. 22, 1955, at Seward Memorial Hospital, Seward, Nebr., departed from this life April19, 1955; aged 8 weeks. His death was caused by a heart condition. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, 3 sisters (Eldora Faye, Glada Marie, and Hope Elaine), one brother (John Fredrick), and 2 grandparents (Peter and Lizzie Salzman, Shickley, Nebr.). He was preceded in death by one brother (Donald Dee) and 2 grandparents (John P., and Mary Roth). Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Mennonite Church, Milford, Nebr., in charge of Ammon Miller, Oliver Roth, and Sterling Stauffer. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Schwartzentruber, -- Christian B., son of the late John and Marie (Bender) Schwartzentruber, was born in Wellesley, Ont., April 11, 1886; passed away suddenly April 19, 1955, at the home of his son Emanuel; aged 89 y. 7 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and remained a faithful member of the Conservative Mennonite Church. On Nov. 22, 1891, he married Mary Albrecht, who preceded him in death on April 3, 1934. This union was blessed with 5 sons and one daughter. Surviving are 4 sons (Emanuel, David, and Allen, all of Pigeon, Mich., and Arthur, Upland, Calif.), one daughter (Adeline-Mrs. Maxine Shetler, Chino, Calif.), 15 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Mary Wagler, Millbank, Ont.), and many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were one son (Harvey), one brother (John, Lowville, N. Y.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Gascho and Mrs. Katie Striecher, both of Wellesley, Ont.). Funeral services were held at the Pigeon River Conservative Mennonite Church, April 21, in charge of Loren Dietzel and Edwin Albrecht. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Burkholder, -- Walter O., son of the late Samuel M. and Mary (Rhodes) Burkholder, was born Nov. 20, 1875, at Dale Enterprise, Va., April 29, 1955; aged 79 y. 5 m. 9 d. He spent his entire life on the home farm in the Dale Enterprise community and was a faithful member and regular attendant at Weaver's Mennonite Church as long as health permitted. He had been in failing health for about 18 months. On Feb. 1, 1911, he was united in marriage to Anna Belle Fulk. Also surviving are 3 children (Hazel-Mrs. Seth Lapp, Nottingham, Pa.; Warren S., Dale Enterprise, Va.; and Vivian-Mrs. David Coffman, Harrisonburg, Va.), 9 grandchildren, one brother (Ellis), and one sister (Mrs. John Click, Bridgewater, Va.). Preceding him in death were one son in infancy, an infant granddaughter, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services were conducted at Weaver's Mennonite Church, May 2, by D. W. Lehman, Oliver Keener, and Harold Eshleman. Burial was made in the Weaver's Church Cemetery.
Forgan, -- Jessie Florence, daughter of the late J. B. and Annie Shaw, was born near Ord, Nebr., Dec. 28, 1894; passed away March 31, 1955, aged 60 y. 3 m. 3 d. In 1901, she moved with her parents to Rylery, Alta., thus becoming one of the pioneers of that area. In Jan., 1914 she was united in marriage to Arthur Herbert Forgan and to this union were born one son (Barry of Edmonton) and one daughter (Florence-Mrs. George Roth). In 1935 the Tofield congregation started an extension Sunday school in the Poe school near the Forgan home. During the next few years Sister Forgan, her daughter Florence, and an invalid brother, Walter, were saved and united with the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield. These three have all passed on, but we feel they are an eternal witness to the value of extension Sunday school work. Surviving are her brother (Arthur), her son (Harry), son-in-law (George Roth), and 2 grandchildren. She had suffered from cancer for two years, and suffered much in the last few months of her life. Her cheerful attitude and resigned patience were an inspiration to all who visited her during her time of illness. Funeral services were held at the Salem Church, conducted by J. B. Stauffer and Paul Voegtlin, with burial in the cemetery nearby.
Glick, -- Henry, was born May 12, 1879, in Ontario, Can.; passed away near Butte, Mont., April 26, 1955, which returning from California where he had spent the winter; aged 75 y. 11 m. 14 d. He died of a heart attack while following a snow plow in his car near the Continental Divide. He had driven the car to the side of the road where he was found later. He became a Christian a number of years ago and was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Hollister, Calif. He leaves to mourn his departure 2 sisters (Sally Mullet, Seattle, Wash., and Lydia Borntrager, Lebanon, Oreg.), one brother (Chris, Norfolk, Va.), and 11 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted May 1 at the Red Top Mennonite Church in charge of Elmer Bontrager and L. A. Kauffman. Burial was made in the Red Top Cemetery.
Horst, -- Grace Mae, daughter of the late Daniel and Myrtle (Baker) Eshleman, was born Aug. 15, 1894, in Washington Co., Md.; passed away suddenly at Clearspring, Md., on April 25, 1955, after a few hours' illness; aged 60 y. 8 m. 9 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was a member of the Clearspring Mennonite Church where she remained faithful until death. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband (Henry S. Horst), 13 children (Margaret-Mrs. J. Harold Brenneman, Quarryville, Pa.; Perry, Baltimore, Md.; Anna G. Horst, Reading, Pa.; Paul, Winchester, Pa.; Ida-Mrs. Lester Roberson, Bessemer City, N. C.; Edna-Mrs. Samuel Naylor-Smithsburg, Md.; Joseph, Westminster, Pa.; Landis, Hagerstown, Md.; Cora-Mrs. Melvin Myers, and Mildred-Mrs. Lewis Fritz, both of Greencastle, Pa.; Dorothy-Mrs. Jack Miller, Hagerstown, and George and Charles, both at home), 5 brothers, and 5 sisters. Two sons preceded her in death her in death. Funeral services were held April 27 at the Clearspring Church, with Irvin Shank, Amos Martin, and Moses K. Horst officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Leinbach, -- Daniel, son of Isaac and Catherine (Bare) Leinbach, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 17, 1875; passed away at his home in Wakarusa, Ind., April 18, 1955; aged 80 y. 2 m. 1 d. He was married to Lydia Lehman on Dec. 15, 1898. To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters. He is survived by his wife, all 8 children (John, Mrs. Laura Miller, Ruth-Mrs. Harold Hartman, all of Wakarusa; Ralph, Elkhart; Paul, Goshen; Oscar, Clark Lake, Mich.; Edith-Mrs. Nelson Stauffer, Goshen; and Earl, Hamlet, Ind.), 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Linden Blosser, Harrison, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Fisher, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Noah Welty, Nappanee, Ind., and Mrs. Leander Garber, Goshen), and 3 brothers (Henry, North Lima, Ohio; Jonas, Portland, Oreg.; and Noah, Goshen). He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother (Christ), and one sister (Mrs. Charley DeFreese). He united with the Wisler Mennonite Church in his early life and remained faithful until death. He was in failing health for about 2 years. In charge of the services was Abram Good of Wadsworth, Ohio assisted by home ministers of the Yellow Creek Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, -- Lydia, daughter of Christian and Lydia (Weaver) Horst, was born Aug. 11, 1864; died April 21, 1955, after an illness of 4 months; aged 90 y. 8 m. 10 d. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church. On Dec. 13, 1883, she was married to Joseph H. Martin who died April 26, 1935. She is survived by 7 sons and one daughter, 69 grandchildren, and 191 great-grandchildren. The children are: Samuel H., Duchess, Alta.; Joseph, Daniel, and Jason, of Sheldon, Wis.; Irvin and Isaac of Chambersburg, Pa.; Amos and Mrs. Ella Baer, Shippensburg, Pa. Preceding her in death were her husband, 2 sons, Christian and J. Ira, and 3 infant daughters. She had a great concern for her large offspring. Hers was a life of service to the Lord and the church. Funeral services were held on April 25 at the Rowe Church conducted by Amos Horst, Harry Witmer, and Paul C. Martin. Interment was made in Rowe Cemetery.
Peachey, -- David Lee, infant son of Glenn and Bertha (Byler) Peachey, Petersburg, Pa., was born May 18, 1955; passed away the same day. His passing has left a vacancy in the lives of his parents, 4 sisters, one brother, and 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David E. Peachey and Mr. and Mrs. David J. Byler, all of Belleville, Pa.). But all submit to the will of God who knows best. Brief services were conducted at the Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Belleville, Pa., May 19, in charge of Raymond Peachey.
Rohrer, -- Martha, daughter of the late Jonas and Sarah (Heisy) Knopp, was born near Salem, Ohio, March 24, 1883; peacefully departed this life at her home in Wadsworth, Ohio, May 25, 1955; aged 72 y. 2 m. 1 d. She was united in marriage to Clayton Rohrer on Dec. 25, 1906. This union was blessed with 6 children. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters (Elta-Mrs. Henry Kilmer, Wadsworth, Ohio; Marjorie-Mrs. Clarence Landis, Rittman, Ohio; and Ruth-Mrs. Floyd Mumaw, Wooster, Ohio), 3 sons (Melvin, Wadsworth; Ivan, Bartonsville, Vt.; and Maynard, Hartville, Ohio), 24 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Israel Snyder, Salem, Ohio), and a large number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, one brother, and 3 granddaughters. In 1909, she with her husband united with the Bethel Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member until the Lord called her home. She was much interested in the work of the church and faithfully assisted her husband in his office as deacon as long as her health permitted. During the last 20 years she suffered a great deal of pain, but she bore it with great Christian fortitude. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Mennonite Church in charge of J. Robert Kreider, with O. N. Johns bringing the funeral sermon. Burial was made in the Lower Mennonite Cemetery.
Yoder, --Jacob J., son of Jeremiah and Fannie (Bender)
Yoder, was born near Arthur, Ill., Nov. 26, 1887; departed
this life at his home in Sharon Center, Iowa, near Kalona, May
20, 1955; aged 67 y. 5 m. 24 d. He was married to Mattie Miller
on Dec. 15, 1907. To this union was born 8 children. Surviving
are his wife, 6 children (Esther-Mrs. Walter Speas, Leota-Mrs.
Oren Lee, and Clifford J., all of Kalona; Mrs. Elsie Neher, Riverside,
Calif.; Richard J., What Cheer, Iowa; and Arthur J., St. Clair,
Mo.), 15 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Two brothers
and 2 sisters preceded him in death. The Yoder family lived on
a farm near Kalona until 1928, when they moved to Picayune, Miss.,
for his health. After 10 years they moved back to the home farm.
In 1945 Bro. and Sister Yoder moved to Sharon Center where they lived until he passed away. In 1907 he was baptized into the Old Order Amish Church near Arthur, Ill., later transferring to the Mennonite Church of which he was a member at the time of his death. In Feb.of this year he suffered several strokes, gradually becoming weaker, and on May 20 a cerebral hemorrhage caused his death. Funeral services were held at the East Union Mennonite Church in charge of George Miller and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber. Interment was made in the East Union Cemetery.
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Evers, -- Moses David, son of the late William and Magdalena Evers, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 17, 1867; peacefully full asleep in Jesus on May 20, 1955, after a heart attack; aged 88 y. 4 m. 3 d. He moved to Elida, Ohio in 1885, and moved to Oregon in 1894. He married Nancy C. Culp on March 8, 1888. To this union were born 8 children. Two sons preceded him in death. He accepted Jesus in his early years, and was a member of the Sheridan congregation. He is survived by his wife, 6 children (Dorothy-Mrs. E. E. Zuercher, Hubbard, Oreg.; Cora-Mrs. M. Wagler, Willamina, Oreg.; Ira S., Sheridan, Oreg.; Laura-Mrs. John Weaver, Colton, Oreg.; Nancy-Mrs. H. E. Widmer, Colfax, Wash.; and Roy, Elmira, Oreg.), 37 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 24 at the Elmira Christian Church in charge of N. A. Lind, assisted by Dan Shenk. Interment was made in the West Lawn Cemetery, Eugene, Oreg.
Gut. Aldine Bertha, daughter of Andrew and Emma (Martin) Gut, was born Aug. 3, 1907, near Hopedale, Ill; died quiet suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on May 29, 1955; in the Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Ind.; aged 47 y. 9 m. 26 d. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family moved from Illinois to Kouts, Ind., and in 1942 they moved to Goshen. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her youth, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. Surviving are her stepmother (Mrs. Polly Kaufman Gut), with whom she lived, 2 brothers (Ora C., Kouts, and Clarence J., Valparaiso, Ind.), one sister (Mrs. Nellie Field, Valparaiso), 3 stepbrothers (Alvin Kaufman, Goshen; Floyd, Nappanee, Ind.; and Cloyd, Middlebury, Ind.), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on June 1 at the Yoder Funeral Home in Goshen with Russel Krabilll in charge and at the Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind., with Samuel Miller officiating. Burial was made in the Kouts Cemetery.
Hershey, -- Mary Rozella, daughter of Fanny (Fortner) and the late Joseph E. Gramley, was born at Dakota, Ill., April 3, 1907; was stricken four years ago with cancer, died April 24, 1955, at the Lancaster, Pa., Hospital after a month's illness; aged 48 y. 21 d. On Feb. 17, 1935, she was united in marriage to Jacob R. Hershey. To this union were born 4 daughters, all living at home (Rozetta Rebecca, Lucille Ann, Miriam Lois, and Stella Mae). Also surviving are her husband, mother, 2 brothers (Raymond, Ridott, Ill., and Irvin, Freeport, Ill.), and 3 sisters (Dorothy-Mrs. Samuel Shelley, Freeport, Ill.; Frances-Mrs. George Vasos, Detroit, Mich.; and Miriam-Mrs. Carl Meier, Pearl City, Ill.). She was a faithful member of the Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church and was active in Bible school and sewing circle work. Funeral services were held April 27 at the Mechanic Grove Church in charge of Noah Hershey, Jr., and Clyde Hostetter. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, -- Emma W., daughter of the late Christian and Barbara (Weaver) Zimmerman, was born March 11, 1881; passed away May 23, 1955, at her home in Bowmansville, Pa.; aged 74 y. 2 m. 12 d. Her husband, Barton S. Martin, died Sept. 21, 1950. Five children also preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 children (Eva-Mrs. Ivan Bowman, Barbara, Paul, Luke, Maria-Mrs. Mark Musser, and Nora), 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Nathan, Weaver, and Allen). She was a faithful member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church and attended regularly until the last four months. Funeral services were held on May 26 at the Bowmansville Church in charge of Howard Good. Burial was made in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.
Miller, -- Sondra Ann, stillborn daughter of Verlo and Margaret (Seafert) Miller, Lagrange, Ind., was born at the Sturgis Memorial Hospital, Sturgis, Mich., May 22, 1955. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Marlene Susan), and 2 brothers (Stephen Allen and Gary Verlo). A prayer service at the Caton Frurip Funeral Home, Lagrange, Ind., was conducted by Ivan Miller and Amos Hostetler, May 29. Burial was made in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis, Mich.
Oyer, -- Mary, daughter of Peter and Barbara (Neuhauser) Smith, was born near Gridley, Ill., Dec. 31, 1861; passed away at her home near St. Johns, Mich.; May 27, 1955; aged 93 y. 4 m. 27 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Waldo Mennonite Church near Flanagan, Ill. On Jan. 15, 1880, she was united in marriage with John P. Oyer. To this union were born 11 children, 8, of whom grew to maturity (Edward H., Eureka, Ill.; Daniel S. (deceased September, 1954), Lydia, at home; Emma (deceased May, 1951); Noah (deceased February, 1931); Elmer J., Fisher, Ill.; Edna , at home; and Esther-Mrs. Cyril Smith, St. Johns). Besides her aged husband, who was unable to attend the funeral she also leaves one brother (C.H. Smith, Eureka, Ill.). Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded her. In 1886 she moved to Woodford Co., Ill., and was a member of the Metamora Church until 1921 when the family moved to Michigan, where she continued her activities at the Bethel Mennonite Church as long as health permitted. She had been in frail health for several years, but was able to be about the house until the last week of her life. A few hours before her departure, she enjoyed a visit from her pastor, joining in the prayer in which she especially remembered the church, the pastor, and other individuals. Shortly afterwards she peacefully passed away. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church on May 31, in charge of J. M. Landis. Her favorite psalms (90 and 91) were read. Burial was made in the Washington Township Cemetery nearby.
Smucker, -- Cora, daughter of Ezra and Malinda (Kauffman) Yoder, was born in Belleville, Pa., March 23, 1889; passed away peacefully at her home in Belleville on May 2, 1955 after a long illness; aged 66 y. 1 m. 10 d. In 1926 she was united in marriage to John A. Yoder. To this union were born 3 children (Zelda and Iris Jean-Mrs. James Peachey, both of Belleville; another daughter died in infancy). In 1932 her husband passed away. She was married to Harry Smucker in 1943. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, one stepdaughter (Mrs. Grace Weiler, Reedsville, Pa.), one brother (John C. Yoder, Belleville), 4 sisters (Mrs. Elsie Byler, Mrs. Anna Grassmyer, Charity Yoder, of Belleville, and Mrs. Frances Smith, Winona Lake, Ind.), and one grandchild. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour; and her testimony remained clear and positive to the end. She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Services were conducted in the home by Jacob F. Weirich. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville.
Yost, -- John Eash, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 16, 1871; died at his home near Gap, Pa.; March 5, 1955; aged 83 y. 2 m. 19 d. He was united in marriage to Katie E. Kennel, who survives. To this union were born 4 children (Ray S., Kirkwood, Pa.; R. John, Narvon, Pa.; Sadie M., at home; and Harlan L., Silver Springs, Md.). He is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Christian E., Amos E., Elizabeth E., and Sue Shenk). He was preceded in death by one brother and 2 sisters. He was a lifelong member of the Millwood Mennonite Church were his funeral services were held on March 9 in charge of Reuben G. Stoltzfus and Le Roy Stoltzfus, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
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Alliman, -- John G., son of Joseph and Katie (Graber) Alliman, was born June 8, 1883 in Washington Co., Iowa. Several years later his parents moved near Noble, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church where he was a member at the time of his death. On Sept. 11, 1904, he was united in marriage to Lavina Wyse. Twenty years ago they moved to Wayland, Iowa. Their family consisted of one daughter and 2 sons. His wife passed away May 18, 1949, after which he retired, making his home with his children. He passed away very suddenly on his birthday, at the age of 72, while seated at the table in the home of his daughter in Lincoln, Nebr. He leaves to mourn his departure his daughter (Mae-Mrs. C. B. Hester, Lincoln, Nebr.), 2 sons (Lester and Willis, Wayland, Iowa), 2 sisters (Mrs. Elmer Wyse, Wayland, Iowa, and Mrs. Sam Kennel, Albany, Oreg.), one brother (Daniel, Noble, Iowa), 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. The funeral services held at the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, Iowa, on June 11 were conducted by Simon Gingerich, assisted by Willard Leichty and L. A. Habegger. Interment was made in the cemetery nearby.
Brenneman, -- Barbara Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph R. and Mattie (Bender) Stauffer, was born at Milford, Nebr., Oct. 21, 1880; passed away at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans., June 2, 1955, after being hospitalized since May 12; aged 74 y. 7 m. 12 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her early youth and united with the East Fariveiw Mennonite Church at Milford, Nebr., later transferring to Tofield, Alta., and then to the Hesston Mennonite Church. Throughout these years she was an active and devoted member of the church. She was united in marriage on Nov. 15, 1898, to Jacob Brenneman, who preceded her in 1946. Moving from Nebraska, to Tofield, Alta., in 1913, they were among the pioneers of the Salem congregation. In 1943 they moved from Canada to Hesston, Kans. The past two years she lived with her daughter, Clara. Her condition was such that she was hospitalized several times during the past few months. Surviving are 2 daughters (Clara-Mrs. Owen Hershberger, Hesston, Kans., and Norma-Mrs. Ed Boettger, Tofield, Alta.), 7 sons (Harvey, Albany, Oreg.; Fred, Pago Pago, Samoa; Dan, Creston, Mont.; Joe and Titus, Hesston; James, Belleville, Pa., and Paul, Doylestown, Pa.), 42 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one brother (Ezra Stauffer), and 2 sisters (Lucinda-Mrs. Dave Yoder, and Mrs. Lena Reil of Tofield, Alta.). The children were all present at the funeral with the exception of Fred, who is under Selective Service appointment in civilian medical work in Samoa.
Dolly Malissa, daughter of Daniel and Rebecca (Laugh) Mallow, was born Nov. 20, 1874, at Maxville, W. Va.; departed this life June 5, 1955, at Burlington, W. Va.; aged 80 y 6 m. 15 d. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Dolly, 5 sons (Harry, Denver, and James of Burlington, W. Va.; Elmer, Cumberland, Md., and Lester, Ridgeley, W. Va.), 3 daughters (Mrs. George Dolly and Mrs. Earl Summers of Burlington, and Mrs. Estele Bennett, Onego, W. Va.), 2 brothers (Jason, Clearfield, Pa., and Jsaper, Red Creek, W. Va.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Clara Harper, Red Creek, W. Va.; Mrs. Mary Kisamare, Onego, W. Va.; Mrs. Zettie Hedrick, Petersburg, W. Va. , and Mrs. Floda Reed, Witmer, W. Va. ), 55 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Flintstone Mennonite Church, where she was a member, in charge of M. K. Horst, Stanley H. Martin, and Rine Benner. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Kuhn, -- Maggie M., widow of Harry Kuhn, was born July 10, 1876; died at her home near Clear Spring, Md., June 6, 1955; aged 78 y. 10 m. 26 d. She was a member of the Pinesburg Mennonite Church. Surviving is a foster son (Bruce Mason, at home). Funeral services were held at the Pinesburg Church on June 9 in charge of Moses K. Horst and Amos E. Horst. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, --Bertha E., adopted daughter of Daniel and Annie Ellsworth, was born Aug. 7, 1886; peacefully fell asleep at her home at Bareville, Pa., March 12, 1955, after an illness of 3 months; aged 68 y. 7 m. 5 d. She was married to Elam G. Martin on Jan. 18, 1906. In early life she united with the Groffdale Mennonite Church, of which she was a member until her passing. She is survived by her husband, one daughter (Anna-Mrs. Harold Benner, Bareville), 4 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Clara Miller and Mrs. Ida Shupp). One son (Walter) preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by John Martin and Eli Sauder, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
McCoy, -- Jerry Wayne, son of Luther and Icilee (Nowling) McCoy, was born at Century, Fla., June 2, 1955; passed away 5 days later, June 7. Surviving besides his parents, are his grandmother (Mrs. Mary Nowling) and the following brothers and sisters (Samuel, Mary, Ila, Ira, Billy Ray, and Gertrude, all at the home). Funeral services were conducted at the Cobbtown Mennonite Church on June 8 by J. Wilbur Martin. Burial was made in the nearby cemetery.
Musselman, -- Glen Franklin, son of Ida and the late Ralph Musselman, was born near Manson, Iowa, April 5, 1928; passed away May 5, 1955, at his home in Manson as the result of self-inflicted wounds; aged 27 y. 1 m. At the age of 12 he became a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Conneaut Lake, Pa., transferring his membership to the Manson congregation, Manson, Iowa, on July 11, 1943. With the exception of a few years, he spent his entire lifetime in the Manson vicinity. For the past 6 months he had not been well and was under medical treatment. His family noticed that at times he was not his usual self, seemingly suffering periods of moodiness and depression. He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, and 2 brothers. Surviving are his mother, 2 sisters (Retha-Mrs. George Hayhurt, Norfolk, V., and Iona, Manson, Iowa), one niece and one nephew, his fiancée (Nina Lant, Ft. Dodge, Iowa), to whom he was to have been married on May 6, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 8 at the Manson Mennonite Church in charge of Ed Birkey and Nick Stoltzfus. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.