Bender, -- James William, son of Maurice and Lola Jean (Brenneman) Bender, was born Sept. 18, 1952, near Parnell, Iowa; passed away at the home of his parents in Williamsburg, Iowa, Feb. 11, 1955; aged 2 y. 4 m. 23 d. His death was sudden, caused by a ruptured blood vessel. He leaves to mourn his early passing his parents, 4 grand-parents (Maynard and Bertha Brenneman, Kalona, Iowa, and Leroy and Ida Bender, Parnell, Iowa), 2 great-grandmothers (Mrs. Magdalena Yoder, Parnell, and Mrs. Joel D. Reber, Iowa City), a number of uncles and aunts besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at the Lower Deer Creek Church, Kalona, Iowa, by J. Y. Swarzendruber and Max Yoder.
Conrad, -- Laura E., daughter of Christian and Barbara (Conrad) Liechty, was born March 22, 1881, in Stark County, Ohio; passed away Feb. 10, 1955, at her home in Lansing, Mich.; aged 73 y. 10 m. 19 d. She had been an invalid for the last 10 years. She grew up in Wayne County, Ohio. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. On Jan. 4, 1911, she was united in marriage to Jonathan Conrad. They lived at Wayland, Iowa, until 1929 when they moved to St. Johns, Mich., where she lived until 1947, when she moved to Lansing. Her husband preceded her in death in 1945. She is survived by 3 daughters (Edna and Esther at home, and Arline--Mrs. Garrison Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio), 3 step-daughters (Anna Conrad and Mrs. Otis Bontrager, Eureka, Mich., and Mrs. Elmer Slagel, St. Johns, Mich.), one stepson (Daniel Conrad, Wayland, Iowa), 2 brothers (Joseph, Alliance, Ohio, and Ervin, Orrville, Ohio), one sister (Amanda Liechty, Wooster, Ohio), 2 grandchildren, 17 step grandchildren, and 33 step-great-grandchildren. She bore her ten years of suffering patiently. Funeral services were held from the Bethel Mennonite Church, Feb. 12, in charge of John Landis. Interment was made in cemetery nearby.
Eash, -- Andrew S., son of Samuel and Sarah (Keim) Eash, was born July 6, 1870, near Topeka, Ind.; died at his home in Wellman, Iowa, Jan. 23, 1955; aged 84 y. 6 m. 17 d. He is the last of a family of 9. As a young man he went to Iowa and lived the rest of his life in the Wellman community. In his early life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized with a class of 22 on July 21, 1894, in the English River by Bishop Werey. He was faithful to his vows until death. On Jan. 8, 1899, he was united in marriage with Anna Birky with whom he lived in matrimony for over 56 years. To this union were born 2 children (Roy, who passed away at 18 years of age, and Sarah--Mrs. George Bender, Wellman, Iowa). Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by 2 grandsons, 2 great-granddaughters, and a large number of relatives and friends. He became ill Dec. 20, suffering several strokes, and was bedfast until his death. Funeral services were held at the West Union Church, Parnell, Iowa, on Jan. 25, by Max Yoder and John Y. Swartzendruber.
Eby, --Abraham, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., Nov. 22, 1863; died at Torrance, Pa., Feb. 17, 1955, from the accumulated weaknesses of old age; aged 91 y. 2 m. 26 d. Orphaned in early childhood by a typhoid epidemic, he was reared in the homes of relatives and friends. In 1885 he was married to Salome Denlinger. He is survived by 3 children (Willis, Bath, Pa.; Alta Mae--Mrs. Paul Erb, Scottdale, Pa.; Elmer, Reading, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was converted at the Chicago Home Mission and joined the Mennonite Church in which he was an active worker as long as he was able. When the Gospel Witness was started, he secured many subscribers for the new paper. For a number of years he served as Sunday-school superintendent of the Vine St. Mission in Lancaster. In 1925 they moved to Gulfport, Miss. When he retired in 1942 they moved to Goshen, Ind., and in 1945 to Scottdale, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Scottdale Mennonite Church on Feb. 19 by J. L. Horst. Interment was made in the Scottdale cemetery.
Eby, -- John, son of Christian and Magdalene Eby, was born in Washington Co., Md.; died unexpectedly Feb. 2, 1955, at the home of his son, Ira L. Eby, Chambersburg, Pa., where he had been residing; aged 86 years. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife (Mrs. Fannie Ebersole Eby), 8 sons and daughters (Ira L., Chambersburg; Henry, Dallis Center, Iowa; Menno S., Hayward, Wis.; Harvey, York, Pa.; Mrs. Edgar Neibert, Hagerstown, Md.; John A. and Norman E., both of Chambersburg; and Mrs. Martha Horst, Hagerstown), 30 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church in charge of Amos E. Martin, Harold Hunsecker, and Omar Martin.
Eck, --Ormand V., son of Frank and Susie Eck, was born near Meno, Okla., March 12, 1916; departed this life at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kans., Jan. 3, 1955; aged 38 y. 9 m. 22 d. In 1932 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Zoar Mennonite Church of Goltry, Okla., later transferring his membership to the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church of Harper, Kans. He graduated from the Oklahoma Bible Academy of Meno in 1937. On July 23, 1944, he was united in marriage to Wilma Yoder. To this union 3 children were born (Diane Louis, David Dee, and Darrell Rennae). His father preceded him in death on April 21, 1947. He leaves his immediate family, his mother, 5 sisters, 4 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Services were held at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church in charge of Waldo E. Miller and Reuben M. Weaver. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Hostetler, -- Truman S., son of Oscar and Fannie Hostetler, was born near Emma, Lagrange Co., Ind., on Aug. 22, 1903; died Feb.1, 1955, from a coronary occlusion at the age of 51 y. 5 m. 9 d. On Sept. 5, 1925, he was united in marriage to Florence Mae Mast. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. Surviving are his wife, 4 sons (Devon, Lagrange; Delvon, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; Donald and Jay Dee at home), 2 daughters (Marjorie--Mrs. Maurice Hooley, Lagrange, and Margaret at home), 7 grandchildren, his parents of near Topeka, Ind., 3 brothers (Rollin, Amos, and Paul, all of Topeka), 2 sisters (Grayce--Mrs. Willis Bontrager, Shipshewana, and Ruth--Mrs. Milo S. Miller, Topeka), and many other relatives and friends. In his early life he gave his heart to the Lord and united with the Emma Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held Feb. 4, at the Emma Mennonite Church in charge of Ivan Miller and Percy Miller. Burial was made in the Shore Cemetery.
Keener, -- Jacob R., son of the late Henry and Susan (Risser) Keener, was born Oct. 10, 1883, in Hagerstown, Md., died Jan. 28, 1955, at his home in Lititz, Pa. Death was due to a heart attack. His age was 71 y. 3 m. 18 d. He is survived by his wife Ada (Hess) Keener, a son (Howard of Lititz), and a daughter (Irene--Mrs. Henry Sturgis of Austin, Texas), 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister (Mrs. Anna Graybill, Lititz), and 5 brothers (Benjamin L., Elizabethtown; Norman and Amos, Lititz; Clayton, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Irvin, Grand Rapids, Mich.). He resided in Lititz for 36 years and was a faithful member of the Lititz Mennonite Church, a trustee for many years, also secretary of the Sunday school. Services were held Feb.1 at the Lititz Mennonite Church conducted by Melvin H. Lauver, assisted by Wilmer Eby. Interment was made in the Moravian Cemetery.
King, -- David B., son of Levi J. and Barbara Ellen (Yoder) King, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1871; passed away at his late home in Wellman, Iowa, Jan. 31, 1955; aged 83 y. 1 m. 10 d. When a young man he spent a number of years at Garden City, Mo., where he was converted under the preaching of Bro. D. D. Miller and was baptized by Bro. Daniel Driver. He was a faithful and active member of the Mennonite Church until death. On Dec. 23, 1900, he was united in marriage with Hettie Yoder, who preceded him June 20, 1938. To this union 6 children were born (Sadie--Mrs. Keres Yoder, Ida at home, and Eli, all of Wellman, Iowa; Mary , at present Harrisonburg, Va., John of Conrath, Wis., and Joe of Parnell, Iowa). Besides the above mentioned children he also leaves to mourn his passing 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (John Y., of West Liberty, Ohio, Ben B., of Scottdale, Pa.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Siddie Oyer of Goshen, Ind., and Lila King of West Liberty, Ohio), besides other relatives and friends. At the time of his marriage he united with the West Union congregation, Wellman, Iowa, where he held his membership for more than 54 years. As long as health permitted Bro. King was a very active and useful member, serving in any capacity in which he was asked. He also was active in helping to get the Sunday school started at Daytonville. For more than 10 years Bro. King was deprived of church attendance and for the last seven years was an invalid, patiently accepting his lingering illness in the spirit of cheerfulness. Funeral services were held Feb. 2 at the West Union Church by the brethren Paul T. Guengerich and J. Y. Swartzendruber.
Kreider, -- Mary Ann, daughter of Abram D. and Elizabeth (Landis) Kreider was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 25, 1869; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 27, 1955; aged 94 y. 10 m. 2 d. She confessed Christ as her personal Saviour in 1885 and became a member of the Mellinger's Mennonite Church, in which she served her Lord faithfully to the end. She was the last of her immediate family, and is survived by 4 nieces and 8 nephews. Funeral services were held Jan. 31, at the Oreville Mennonite Home in charge of David Landis and Harry S. Lefever. Interment was made in Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery.
Landvater, -- Sue, daughter of Bro. and Sister David Miller, Middletown, Pa., wife of Nathan Landvater, died at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., on April 20, 1954; aged 47. Surviving are two daughters, her parents, a sister (Edith) of Middletown, and these brothers (Menno, Millersville; David, New Jersey, and Ira and Samuel, both of Harrisonburg, Va., and Martin, Middletown). Funeral services were held at Strickler's Mennonite Church, April 24, 1954, with interment at Good's Cemetery near Elizabethtown, Pa.
Liechty, -- Peter A., son of the late Peter and Ann (Richer) Liechty, was born in Allen Co., Ind., Nov. 19, 1902; died Jan. 22, 1955, where he was instantly killed at a railroad grade crossing near Grabill, Ind.; aged 52 y. 2 m. 3 d. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized Jan. 4, 1920, and was a member of the Leo congregation until death. He served the church as a member of the trustee board and as chairman of the building committee when the church house was remodeled. On Feb. 10, 1921, he was united in marriage to Martha Yoder. To this union were born 6 children (Dale, who preceded him Sept. 17, 1942; Irene--Mrs. Mahlon Miller, Wauseon, Ohio; Luella--Mrs. Orville King, Archbold, Oho; Clifford and Herbert of Grabill, Ind., and Marilyn at home). Surviving are his wife, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John, Brinsmade, N. Dak.; Jonas, Leo, Ind.), 6 sisters (Lizzie--Mrs. DavidWitmer, Leah--Mrs. Wm. Stucky, Leo; Katie--Mrs. Levi Neuhouser, Oneco, Fla; Auna--Mrs. Ben Graber, Mrs. Lillian Lederman, Verda--Mrs. Frances Graber, all of near Leo), and many relatvies and friends. Besides the one son and his parents, one brother (Silas) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Leo Mennonite Church in charge of S. J. Miller assisted by Raymond Richer and Jesse Short. Burial was made in the Leo Cemetery.
Musser, -- Frank B., of Lititz, Pa., son of the late Jacob and Annie (Burkholder) Musser, was born near Oregon,.Lancaster Co., Pa., May 17, 1891; passed away at his home in Lititz after an illness of 8 months; aged 63 y. 7 m. 17 d. He was a member of the Lititz Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Erb Musser; two children , (Barton L. and Faye--Mrs. Paul Gates, both of Lititz), 2 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters (Mrs. Clayton Bucher, Shoemakersville, Pa.; Mrs. Susan Stumf, and Mrs. Leah Erb, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Allison, Lancaster, Pa.; Ivan, Harrisburg, Pa.; Jacob, Lititz; Mrs. Amos Rohrer, Salunga, Pa.; and Mrs. Raymond Brubaker, Paradis, Pa.). Services were held in the Lititz Mennonite Church on Jan. 7, in charge of Melvin H. Lauver and Elmer Hess, brother-in-law of the deceased. Interment ws in the Erb's Mennonite Cemetery, near Lititz.
Nice, -- John S., son of the late John and Catharine (Shoemaker) Nice, died Jan. 12, 1955, at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa.; aged 88 y. 11 m. 3 d. He was very active in both church and community affairs, and was one of those instumental in starting and fostering the Eastern Mennonite Home in 1917, and in helping to dirct the progress of the Home to his end. He was failing the last year of his life with a heart condition. Four days before his death his wife fell and suffered a hip fracture. He is survived, besides his wife, by 2 daughters (Katie--Mrs. Joseph Nyce, and Grace--Mrs. Wynne Nyce, both of Doylestown, Pa.), a brother (Edwin Nice, Souderton, Pa.), a sister (Emma Landis, Harleysville, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. There preceded him in death 3 wives and 3 children. Funeral services were conducted at the E. M. H., on Jan. 15, and further services and interment at Franconia, Jan. 16, with Menno Souder in charge.
Shetler, -- Anna, daughter of Henry and Anna (Swartzendruber) Hochstetler, was born in Jackson Co., Iowa, Dec. 16, 1873; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard Boiler, Feb. 1, 1955; aged 81 y. 1 m. 15 d. On Aug. 13, 1893, she was united in marriage to Joseph J. Shetler, with whom she lived in matrimony nearly 58 years. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1951. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom survive. They are: Henry, Frank, John, Omar, Lydia--Mrs. Harry Teuscher, all of Pigeon, Mich; Eli, Knoxville, Tenn., Emil, Staunton, Va.; Mary --Mrs. Willard Boiler, Agnes--Mrs. Eldon Swatzendruber, both of Kalona, Iowa; and Dan, Vancouver, Wash. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was of a family of 9 children, only two of whom survive (Arminda--Mrs. John Brenneman, Wellman, Iowa, and Esther--Mrs. E. A. Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo.). Henry preceded her in death only 3 days. She always took an active interest in all the activities of the church and was seldom absent. At the age of 16 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained faithful to the end. The cause of her death was a series of strokes. After 12 weeks of illness she passed away. Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at the East Union Church, Kalona, Iowa, in charge of D. J. Fisher and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber, and at the Pigeon Mennonite Church, Pigeon, Mich., Feb. 5, in charge of Donald King and Emanuel Swartzendruber. Interment was made in the local church cemetery.
Short, --Harry P., son of Enos and Emma (Beck) Short, was born near Woodburn, Ind., July 10, 1898; departed from this life at his home in West Unity, Ohio, on Jan. 31, 1955, aged 56 y. 6 m. 21 d. Early in life he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Lockport congregation until death. On Dec. 1, 1932, he was united in marriage with Pearl Smith. One daughter, Merna Jean, came to bless this union. He is survived by his companion and daughter, father, and stepmother, one brother (Lester Short of Bryan, Ohio and Lillie--Mrs. Willis Nofziger of West Unity, Ohio), nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. His mother preceded him in death in 1939. About 16 months ago his normal health began to fail. He suffered patiently, constantly committing himself to his Lord. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Church in charge of Maynard Wyse, Simon Stuckey, and Walter Stuckey. Burial was made at the Lockport Cemetery Feb. 3.
Tennefoss, -- Sara Ann, daughter of E. and Katie (Byler) Troyer, was born near Hutchinson, Kans., Aug. 4, 1921; died near Fentress, Va., Dec. 8, 1954; aged 33 y. 4 m. 4 d. She lived in the vicinity where she died since she was five years old. She was married to Tomas Tennefoss. To this union the Lord gave 6 children (David, Janice, Linda, Joseph, and James [twins], and an infant that died with her). Surviving are her husband, 5 children, her parents, and brothers and sisters (Ora, Samuel, Edwin, Rosa, Edna, and Martha, of near Fentress; Paul, Rittman, Ohio; Emanuel, Jr., Clarksville, Mich.; Levi, missionary, La Gorave, Haiti, W.I. and David, missionary to Japan). Funeral services were in charge of Amos D. Wenger, Jr. Burial was made in the Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Troyer, -- Herbert N., son of the late Noah J. and Sarah (Mast) Troyer, was born at Baltic, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1889; died Nov. 17, 1954, at the Leigh Memorial Hospital at Norfolk, Va.; aged 65 y. 3 m. 8 d. He had been in failing health for one year, but bedfast only the last week of his life. The cause of death was tubercular peritonitis. On Nov. 20, 1910, he married Sadie Mast of Millersburg, Ohio. To this unionwas born 4 daughters and 4 sons; one infant son preceded him in death in 1915. The deceased spent 24 years of his life as a schoolteacher, teaching in both public and parochial schools of Ohio and Virginia. In 1918, due to ill health in the family, the Troyers moved to Harrisonburg, Va. Here he served as one of the pioneer instructors at Eastern Mennonite School and also was its business manager for five years. In 1923 the Troyer family moved back to Ohio again, and 1924 Bro. Troyer was ordained to the ministry at East Orwell, Ohio. From Aurora, Ohio, and then to Hartville,Ohio. At Hartville he organized the Hartville Mennonite congregation and was its first pastor. He also organized the Lake Center Christian Day School at Hartville and was its first principal. At the time of his death he was pastor of the Providence congregation at Oyster Point, Va. The last church duty he performed was that of licensing Wilbur Smoker from Pennsylvania to the ministry at Oyster Point on Oct. 10, 1954. Bro. Troyer also took communion the same day. He served on church committees throughout his lifetime. He also made an intensive study of life insurance; writing a book on that subject. He is survived by his wife, 7 children, 20 grandchildren, one brother, and 3 sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister (Mrs. Clyde Rowles of Canton, Ohio). Surviving are his children (Marie Troyer, Jos, Nigeria, Africa; Galen Troyer of Hiram, Ohio; Mrs. C. S. Kurtz of Fentress, Va.; Mrs. Warren Burkholder of Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Weldon Martin of Mathis, Texas; John Troyer of Warwick, Va.; and James Troyer of Canton, Ohio), his brother (Elmer N. Troyer of Millersburg, Ohio), three sisters (Mrs. H.W. Shank of Paris, Ohio; Mrs. William H. Brown, of Stone Creek, Ohio; and Mrs. Moses Slabaugh of Harrisonburg, Va. Final rites were held at the Mt. Pleasant Church near Fentress, Va., on Nov. 21. Officiating clergy were Ira Kurtz, Simon J. Cobientz and Wilbur Smoker.
Umble, -- Anna L., daughter of the late Samuel and Savilla L.Umble, was born Nov.21, 1887 in Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed away at the Kanagy Convalescent Home, Weavertown, Pa., Oct. 25, 1954; after one year's illness. Surviving are these brothers and sisters (Maude--Mrs. Menno Blank, Lydia L.--Mrs. John Raum both of New Holland; Joseph L. of Kinzers, Pa.; Christian L. of Parkesburg, Pa.; Bessie and Emanuel both of Atglen; Samuel J. of Verona, N. J.). She was a member of Maple Grove congregation where funeral services were held Oct. 28, in charge of Aaron F. Stoltzfus and Calvin S. Kennel. Interment was made in the Millwood Cemetery.
Yoder, --Atlee S., son of Dan and Saloma Yoder, was born Dec. 7, 1925; died Nov. 28, 1954; aged 28 y. 11 m. 21 d. In his youth he joined the Amish Church. He leaves his parents, 2 brothers, and 6 sisters to mourn his early and unexpected departure. His sisters are Martha--Mrs. Dan. B. Hostetler; Sarah--Mrs. Mavin Miller; Susan--Mrs. Andy Hostetler; Mary Verna, and Barbara. His brothers are Harvey and Joe. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, Ohio, Dec. 1 by D. D. Miller and S. W. Sommer.
Yoder, --Richard, son of Amos and Orpha (Crilow) Yoder, was born Aug. 12, 1939; died Dec. 10, 1954; aged 15 y. 3 m. 28 d. In 1952 he became a meber of Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, Ohio. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers (Stanley Eugene, Daryl Wade, and Donald Dean), 2 sisters (Mary Esther and Betty Lou), also 6 uncles and 9 aunts. He was afflicted with a heart ailment since he was 7 years old. Funeral services were conducted at the Martins Creek Mennonite Church by Omar Troyer, D. D. Miller, and S. W. Sommer.
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Bartley, -- Randy Ray, son of Frank and Ida Mae (Crise) Bartley, was born near Masontown, Pa., Jan. 20, 1954; died at the Uniontown Hospital Feb. 18, 1955; aged 1 y. 29 d. Funeral services were conducted in the parental home by Paul M. Roth. Burial was made in the Greendale Cemetery.
Eigsti, -- John H., son of Jacob and Veronica Eigsti, was born near Buda, Ill., on April 19, 1866; now a resident of Tiskilwa, Ill., died at Sarasota, Fla., on Feb. 15, 1955; aged 88 y. 9 m. 27 d. He attended public school and the Mennonite Seminary at Halstead, Kans. He was baptized by Bishop Joseph Burcky in the Willow Springs Church at the age of 20. He served as a trustee in the church was a member of the church building committee in 1896. He also broke ground for the new addition in June, 1950. He was married Dec.8, 1891, to Ida A. Smucker, who passed away on Dec. 20, 1946. To this union were born 8 children (CarrieGray, Kilmichael, Miss.; Vernon, Goshen, Ind.; Ira, Tiskilwa; Alice Rocke, Graymount, Ill., Wilmer, Hastings, Nebr., Fannie, deceased; Arlene Schwartzendruber, Peoria, Ill; Linus, Eugene, Oreg.) There are also 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His sister (Katy Gingrich) preceded him in death. He was known for his deep interest in the spiritual welfare of his family, neighbors, and friends. Funeral services in the Willow Springs Church, Tiskilwa, on Feb. 19, were in charge of C. Warren Long.
Hartzler, -- Harvey, son of Jacob and Martha (Zook) Hartzler, was born Dec. 11, 1881, at Allensville, Pa.; departed this life at Allensville on Dec. 27, 1954; aged 73 y. 16 d. Bro. Hartzler had taken his companion to the home of their daughter and was ready to drive his car our onto the street when he was suddenly stricken and passed away. Surviving are his wife, Emma B. Hartzler, and 3 children (Glen I., Milcreek, Pa.; J. Ellrose, Bellville, Pa.; and Edith (Hartzler) King, Allensville, Pa.), also 2 brothers (Jacob J. and Samuel D., both of Belleville), and 10 grandchildren. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the church in charge of R. R. Peachey and V. S. Zook.
Hertzler, -- Gertrude M., daughter of John and Maria Harbold, was born Jan. 15, 1874; departed this life Feb. 8, 1955; aged 81 y. 24 d. On Jan. 5, 1899, she was united in marriage to Emanuel Z. Hertzler of Mechanicsburg, Pa. They lived in this vicinity all these years and until a few weeks before her death she was able to do her own work. She fell, breaking her hip, several weeks before the Lord called her home. She was a member of the Slate Hill Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving are her husband, 5 daughters (Mrs. Marie Reamer, Lemoyne, Pa.; Mrs. Ruth Anna Burkhart, Spring Grove, Pa.; Mrs. Ida Reinhold, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Mrs. Carrie Miller, Carlisle, Pa.; and Mrs. Helen Stansfield, Shiremanstown, Pa.), and son (J. Cletus, Shiremanstown), a sister (Mrs. Martha Grove, Harrisburg, Pa), 2 brothers (Jesse, Mechanicsburg and Joseph, -----, Iowa), 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the funeral home in Lemoyne with Fred Hollinshead, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, officiating. Interment was made in the Slate Hill Cemetery.
Hostetler, --Christian C., son of Moses and Mary Ann (Mehl) Hostetler, was born in Lagrange Co., Inc., May 28, 1868; died in Dearborn, Mich., Feb. 13, 1955; aged 86 y. 8 m. 15 d. On Dec. 21, 1889, he was married to Edna Miller, who preceded him in death Aug. 9, 1947. Surviving are a son (Cletus Roy, Fort Wayne, Ind.), a daughter (Roxanna--Mrs. E. R. Woods, Dearborn, Mich.), 2 grandsons, 2 great-grandsons, 3 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Troyer, Topeka, Ind.; Mrs. Polly Schrock, Lagrange, and Lily--Mrs. Mel Yoder, Goshen, Ind.), and 2 brothers (Eldon, Elkhart, and Harland, Goshen). He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters. He lived in Lagrange County all his life, spending the last four winters with his daughter at whose home he passed away. He was a member of the Forks Mennonite Church from his youth. Services were held at the Forks Church Feb. 16 with Perry Miller and Earley Bontrager in charge. Interment was in the Miller Cemetery.
Hostetler, -- Katie E., daughter of the late Jonas D. and Leah R. Yoder, was born March 7, 1887; passed away Feb. 5, 1955, at the Lewistown, Pa., Hospital, after a lingering illness. Her husband, John Y. Hostetler, passed away May 10, 1954. Surviving are 2 sons (Harvey J., Belleville, Pa.; John M., Sarasota, Fla.), 2 daughters (Mary--Mrs. John M. Yoder, Belleville; Esther K., at home, and who took care of her mother), 3 foster children (Helen Buchka and Herbert Wilson, Belleville, and Harold Wilson, Atlanta, Ga.), one sister (Frona--Mrs. Crist Smoker, Belleville), one brother (Harvey P., Lewistown, Pa.), and 6 grandchildren. She accepted Christ early in life and became affiliated with the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, where she remained a faithful member until death. She lived a life of Christian service, always extending hospitality to many in her home. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Jacob Weirich. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Kerns, -- William, was born at Job, W. Va., Feb. 18, 1879; died at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, W. Va., Jan. 25, 1955; aged 75 y. 11 m. 7 d. He spent his entire life in the Dry Fork Valley of W. Va. Following his marriage to Bertha Long he moved to a farm near Dry Fork where he resided until his death. On Oct. 21, 1951, he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, becoming a member of the Riverside congregation. He was faithful in attendance when health permitted. One son and one daughter preceded him in death, both dying in infancy. He is survived by his widow, 7 sons, 2 daughters, 5 brothers, one sister, 2 half brothers, and 2 half sisters. Funeral services were conducted by M. J. Brunk and Paul Good.
King, -- David Martin, second son of David and Rhoda (Longacre) King, was born Aug. 21, 1952; went to be with Jesus Dec. 29, 1954; aged 2 y. 4 m. 8 d. His sudden homecoming was attributed to shock resulting from an operation in a futile attempt to save his left hand, which 10 hours previously had become badly hurt in a potato grader. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers, (James L. and Clair Issac), grandparents (Paul and Edna Longacre, Barto, Pa., and Isaac and Rebecca King, Parkesburg, Pa.), and a great-grandfather (John S. Longacre, Barton, Pa.). Funeral services were held at Millwood Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa., with Elias Kulp officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
King, -- Robert Dean, son of Joseph and Pauline (James) King, was born July 29, 1940, at Parnell, Iowa; passed away Feb. 15, 1955; aged 14 y. 6 m. 15 d. He was enrolled as a freshman at Iowa Mennonite School and was killed instantly with a fractured neck when involved in a car accident while returning home from school. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother (Kenneth), one sister (Edith), his grandfather (Jesse James), and a step grandmother (Loraine James) besides many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Saviour at the age of 12 and became a member of the West Union Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the West Union Church on Feb. 17 in charge of Paul T. Guengerich and Herman Ropp. Interment was made in the West Union Cemetery.
Knotts, -- Edward Roy, infant son of George and Elizabeth (Woods) Knotts, was born in the Uniontown Hospital, Feb. 5, 1955; died at the home in Masontown, Pa., Feb. 13, 1955; at the age of nine days. Funeral services were conducted by Paul M. Roth in the Honsaker Funeral Home. Burial in the Greendale Cemetery.
Landes, -- Michael, was born May 14, 1875, in Bavaria; died Feb. 14, 1955, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hooley, Elkahart, Ind. He had been bedfast since suffering a stroke in December. He came to the United States, and to Elkhart, Ind., in 1891. He was married to Christiana Welty by John F. Funk on Jan. 18, 1903. She died April 10, 1951. He had worked with the Mennonite Publishing Co., as a printer, and then continued with the Bell Publishing Co., the successor to the Mennonite Publishing Co. He retired about a year ago after 60 years of employment with these firms. He was a member of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church. Surviving are his daughter and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Prairie Street Church on Feb. 16 with Verle Hoffman, J. B. Shenk, and D. A. Yoder in charge. Burial was made in the Prairie Street Cemetery.
Martin, -- Mary A., daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Lesher) Eshleman, was born Dec. 1, 1892; passed away Jan. 30, 1955, at her home in Maugansville, Md.; aged 62 y. 1 m. 30 d. She suffered patiently for several years with a heart ailment, and expressed her desire to depart and be with the Lord. On Nov. 19, 1914, she was united in marriage to Ira D. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Eston D., Hagerstown, Md.; J. Leon, Castorland, N. Y.; Iva--Mrs. Abel Martin, Clear Spring, Md.; Elizabeth and Miriam at home), 9 grandchildren , one sister (Mrs. Susan Hemlin), 2 brothers (Laban, Greencastle, Pa.; and A. J., New Brighton, Pa.). She was a faithful member of the Stouffer Mennonite Church from her youth. Funeral services were held Feb. 2, at the Paradise Mennonite Church in charge of Mervin Martin, Samuel Martin, and Irvin Shank. The text of her choosing was I Thess. 4: 14. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Replogle, -- Wendell Dean, son of Jesse and Sara Kathryn (Honsaker) Replogle, was born at Curryville, Pa., May 11, 1938; passed away Feb. 7, 1955; aged 16 y. 8 m. 27 d. He died of a heart attack. He was born with a heart condition, and 3 years prior to his death he had been to the Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, where the doctors said the condition was due to misplaced valve. Last winter after several attacks, he was anointed after which he, as well, as his family, were resigned to God's will. After he was anointed, he had a deeper concern for others. He had gone to a United Youth Fellowship Meeting, left home unusually happy, had a good time at the meeting, and on his way home had a heart attack. His last words to the young people who helped him to the doctor were, "God is calling me and I must go." He passed away 20 minutes later. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (George Allen and Roger Lee), 3 sisters (Joan Lorraine, Donna Jean, and Pauline Kay ), his grandparents (Ray and Nora Honsaker, and Hiram and Mary Replogle). He was a member of the Martinsburg Mennonite Church, having become a member at a young age, and was very faithful until his death. Funeral services were held at the Martinsburg Mennonite Church with Clyde D. Fulmer, C. A. Graybill, and D. I. Stonerook officiating. Interment was made in the Martinsburg Cemetery.
Snyder, -- Edward, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Snyder, was born in Waterloo County, Ont., on Dec. 27, 1873; departed this life at his home in Elmira, Ont., on Feb. 8, 1955; aged 81 y. 1 m. 11 d. On May 22, 1907, he was united in marriage to Melinda Brubacher, who preceded him in death in 1939. He is survived by 3 children (Walter and Addison of Elmira, and Pearl--Mrs. Wilfred Meyer, of Waterloo), also 8 grandchildren, and one brother (Oscar, Waterloo). He was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted in the funeral chapel at Elmira on Feb. 10, with Oliver D. Snider in charge. Interment was made in Snyder's church cemetery, Bloomingdale, Ont.
Steiner, -- Lillian E., daughter of Charles D. and Mary Brenneman, was born near Elida, Ohio, on Feb. 19, 1889; died Feb. 7, 1955; aged 65 y. 11 m. 19 d. She had been in failing health for several years and on Feb. 3 she suffered a stroke from which she never regained consciousness. On Dec. 25, 1910, she was united in marriage with Allen L. Steiner. They were blessed with 2 daughters (Eda--Mrs. Earl F. Ott, Wooster, and Irene--Mrs. Richard Hochstetler, Orrville), 2 sons (Lloyd, Akron, and Dale, Dalton). Besides her husband and children, she is survived by 2 sisters (Ruth--Mrs. Glen Yoder, Orrville, and Naomi--Mrs. Henry Ross, Kidron), 3 brothers (Christian, Elida, Alvin, Lima, and George, Delaware, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. She accepted Christ in her youth and became a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, Elida. After her marriage she transferred to the Martins Mennonite Church and later was a charter member of the Orrville Mennonite Church. She attended faithfully until the gamily moved to Akron 16 years ago. There she attended the Hope Evangelical United Brethren Church. Memorial services were held at the Martins Mennonite Church on Feb. 10, with Harold Bauman in charge, assisted by Stanford Mumaw and D. K. Dumm. Interment was made in the Martins Cemetery.
Tyson, -- Isaac E., aged 77, was born at Red Lion, Pa., son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Myers) Tyson; entered into rest Jan. 27, 1955, at his home in Manheim, Pa., after a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife (Emma Stauffer Tyson), and the children (Henry, Lititz, Pa.; Anna and Grace, both at home; Aaron, Lawn, Pa., and Florence--Mrs. Jacob D. Mellinger, Lancaster, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother and 2 sisters. On July 30, 1935, he was ordained to serve the Hernley and Gantz congregations and served until impaired health deprived him from service. He also served many years as a trustee of the Oreville Mennonite Home. His mild-mannered, even-tempered disposition qualified him for effective service in the field he was chosen to serve. His devotion to his family, his church, and neighbors commanded the respect of those who contacted him. His funeral was held at the Henrley Church with services conducted by Homer Bomberger and Clyde Metzler.
Weber, -- John M., son of Henry and Elizabeth (Musser) Weber, was born March 27, 1868, in Berks Co., Pa.; died at his home of his son William near Bowmansville, Pa., Feb. 1, 1955; aged 86 y. 10 m. 11 d. He was married to Elizabeth Gehman who passed away July 14, 1947. Four daughters also preceded him in death. Surviving are these children (Henry, William, Lucy--Mrs. Henry Martin, Lizzie--Mrs. Levi Horning, John, and Andrew), also 36 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters (Noah, Fannie, Solomon, Joseph, Aaron, and Anna--Mrs. Henry Gehman). He was a faithful member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church since 1886, where funeral services were held by Benj. Weaver. Moses Gehman conducted graveside services in the adjoining cemetery.
Wise, -- Samuel, oldest son of the late Joseph and Margaret Wise, was born near La Fayette, Ind., on Jan. 13, 1866; passed away at his home in Manson, Iowa, Feb. 9, 1955; aged 89 y. 27d. On Feb. 2, 1895, he was united in marriage to Mary Freed at Gridley, Ill. To this union were born 4 children, all of whom survive. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Manson, Iowa, where he spent the remainder of his life. At the age of 84 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and on Jan. 22, 1950, he was received into fellowship with the Manson Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until his Lord called him home. Surviving are his companion, 2 sons, 2 daughters, one brother, 3 sisters, 2 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Manson Mennonite Church on Feb. 12 conducted by Edward Birkey and Nicholas Stoltzfus, with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Brenneman, -- Lillie Anne, daughter of Samuel M. and Mary (Rhodes) Burkholder, was born April 27, 1883, near Dale Enterprise, Va.; passed peacefully away at the Memorial Hospital, Lima Ohio, Feb. 23, 1955; aged 71 y. 9 m. 26 d. In early life she united with the Weaver Mennonite Church at Dale Enterprise. At the time of her death she was a member of the Central Mennonite Church, Elida, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Simeon Brenneman on Jan. 1, 1908. Her husband, 3 children (Edwin and Robert of Elida, and Evelyn--Mrs. Lloyd Hostetler of Goshen, Ind.), and 8 grandchildren survive. She also has 2 brothers (Walter and Ellis of Harrisonburg, Va.), and one sister (Ada Click, Bridgewater, Va.). One brother preceded her in death. Her faithfulness to her home, church, and her community inspired love and respect and endeared her to many. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church, Feb. 26, with Menno L. Troyer, James Detweiler, and Richard Martin in charge. Burial was made in the Salem Cemetery.
Delong, -- Elizabeth, widow of Alfred J. Delong, was born May 3, 1880 in Watson, ---: died Jan. 9, 1955, in the Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, N. Y. ; aged 74 y. 8 m. 6 d. Death was due to a heart condition from which she had suffered for years. Last May her husband became a Christian, and was baptized. Mrs. Delong also was baptized in late September. Her conversion was due primarily to the wonder testimony of her husband before his death on July 10. Surviving are 3 sons, 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Harris Funeral Home in Lowville, N. Y., in charge of Leon Martin. Interment was made in the Sands Cemetery.
Eby, -- Walter, son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Wenger) Eby, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., June 26, 1880; died of apoplexy on Feb. 23, 1955, after an illness of one week; aged 74 y. 8 m. 28 d. He was twice married, first to Emma J. Pletcher on Oct. 19, 1901, who died on Feb. 27, 1920; and second to Ellen Drake on Nov. 17, 1921. Four children were born to each union (Edna M., --the late Mrs. Warren Risser; Grace J.,--Mrs. Lowell Holmes of Mishawaka, Ind.; Earl L., Glenn W., and Gladys B-.-Mrs. Howard Miller, all of near Elkhart, Ind.; Arlene F., deceased; and Loren J., at home.). He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, and one sister (Mrs. Mary Eby, Elkhart; Jacob, Osceola, Ind.; Mervin and Ira, of Elkhart; and Ralph, Wakarusa, Ind.). Two sisters and 3 daughters preceded him in death. About the year 1927 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Olive Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member until death. It was a time of weary waiting for him until his youngest son could complete his two years of I-W service and return home to farm the home place. After Loren was released, he took ill and passed away after only a week's sickness. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church by J. C. Wenger, Elno Steiner, and C. A. Shank, with burial in the South Olive Cemetery.
Kauffman, --D. Charles, son of the late Aaron G. and Fannie B. (Charles) Kauffman, was born in East Hempfield Twp., Lancaster, Pa.; died Jan. 7, 1955, at his home in Kreadyville, Manor Twp., Lancaster, Pa. Death was unexpected although he had been under the care of a physician since last May. He had been a resident of Kreadyville for 38 years. He wa a member of the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Millersville Mennonite Church, Jan. 10, in charge of Christ Lehman, Landis Shertzer, Jacob Hess, and Herbert Fisher. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lehman, -- Marlin Lee, Jr., was born July 27, 1954, at Chambersburg, Pa.; passed away Feb. 6, 1955, at the Chambersburg Hospital; aged 6 m. 10 d. He is survived by his parents, Marlin and Catherine Lehman, and three sisters (C. Louise, Nancy E., and William J.), also his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lehman and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burkholder). Marlin's stay was here was short, but it was long enough for his loved ones to become attached to him. Funeral services were conducted at the Chambersburg Church, Feb. 9, by Harvey E. and Luke J. Shank, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Janet Elaine, daughter of Lewis and Lois (Hartman) Miller, was born at Kendallville, Ind., Feb. 5, 1955; passed away 12 hours later. She leaves her parents, one brother (Philip Lynn), one sister (Jolene Kay), her grandparents, and 3 great-grandmothers. Funeral services where held Feb. 7 in the home by Galen Johns. Burial was made in the Lakeview Cemetery.
Miller, -- Michael Lynwood, son of Francis and Mildred Jane (Miller) Miller, Jr., was born in Norfolk, Va., Jan. 1, 1955; died Feb. 20, 1955, after an illness of 3 weeks; aged 7 weeks, 1 day. Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Francis Miller, Sr., Kempsville, Va., and Mr. And Mrs. Roman C. Miller, Hartville, Ohio), his maternal great-grandmother (Mrs. Daniel N. Miller, Hartville), and a number of aunts and uncles. Amos D. Wenger officiated at the graveside services. Burial was made in the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Cemetery.
Shirk, -- Mary Magdalene, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Horst) Kuhns, was born near Manchester, Okla., Nov. 14, 1917; passed away after a shot illness with pneumonia in the Reading, Pa., hospital, Feb. 9, 1955; aged 37 y. 2 m. 26 d. In 1928 she moved with her parents to a farm near Partridge, Kans. At the age of 11 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Yoder Mennonite Church. For several years she helped in the Hutchinson, Kans., Mission. In 1947 she went to Reading, Pa., where she was asked to give one year of service in the Twelfth Street Mission. She was teaching an evening Bible school class at the Twelfth Street Church when she was taken ill. On July 10, 1954, she was united in marriage with Raymond Shirk. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, her mother (Mrs. Mary Kuhns, Harper, Kans.), 2 sisters (Esther and Ruth of Seattle, Wash.), 4 brothers (Paul Eber, Harper; Samuel A., Hutchinson; Mahlon E., Kansas City, Mo.; and David Stanley, Wichita, Kans.), besides many other relatives and friends. Services were held in the Anman Funeral Home, Feb. 13, in charge of Arthur Good, assisted by Paul Angstadt. Her last words were, "Jesus is coming; even so come, Lord Jesus, come quickly." Interment was made in the Bowmansville Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Winey, -- Beulah Barbara, daughter of the late Joseph S. and Susan (Benner) Graybill, was born near Thompsontown, Juniata Co., Pa., Oct. 7, 1894; passed to her eternal reward in Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital, Feb. 17, 1955; aged 60 y. 4 m. 10 d. Death was caused by cancer. She was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church since her youth. She was married on March 7, 1917, to Albert B. Winey, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Ruth--Mrs. Daniel H. Fox, Mount Joy, Pa.), 3 granddaughters, and a foster grandson. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. There remain 4 brothers, and one sister (Henry, Lancaster; J. Paul, East Earl; J. Silas, Doylestown; Chester, New Holland; and Ruth Graybill, Philadelphia). Funeral services were held at the Groffdale Church. Burial was made in the New Holland Mennonite Cemetery.
Zook, -- Margaret Marie, daughter of Daniel and Edna (Yoder) Zook, was born March 21, 1938; departed this life Feb. 19, 1955; aged 16 y. 10 m. 29 d. She lived her brief life in the vicinity of Clarksville, Mich. On Dec. 19, 1949, she took Christ as the Lord of her life, united with the Bowne Mennonite Church, and sought to serve her Lord and to order her life to please Him. She with her twin sister, Marcella, had spent her first six weeks of Bible school at the Michigan Mennonite Bible School this winter and was eagerly looking forward to her second term in 1956. But the Lord had other plans, and while she with her brother and sisters and some friends were en route to evangelistic meetings at the Calvary Brethren Church nearby, she met instant death when, due to icy roads, the car in which she was riding plunged over the side of the bridge into the creek. She was the only one of the group of seven to meet death, which was due to a fractured skull and broken neck. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, 5 brothers (Edwin and Dale, Clarksville; Keith, Wichita, Kans.; Donald, Clarksville; and Fay at home), 4 sisters (Mrs. Ives Sutter and Mrs. E. E. Troyer, Clarksville; Marcella and Beulah, at home), 14 nieces and nephews, 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Fanny Zook, Clarksville, and Mrs. Lucy Yoder, Fisher, Ill.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Bowne Mennonite Church in charge of T. E. Schrock and Edward Jones. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Farmwald, -- Loyle David, son of Andrew and Katie (Troyer) Farmwald, was born Nov. 13, 1950, near Plain City, Ohio; passed away at the home of his parents near Plain City. Dec. 5, 1954; aged 4 y. 21 d. He leaves to mourn his early passing his parents, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers (Edna, Fern, Mary Elizabeth, Nancy Louise, Delmar Wayne, and Kenneth Owen), his grandparents (David and Nancy Farmwald, Arthur, Ill.), 6 uncles, 2 aunts, and many other relatives and friends. On July 26, 1952, at the age of 20 months, he was taken to Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, where his illness was diagnosed as polio. He was placed in an iron lung in which he spent over one half of his life. After 13 months in the hospital, he was taken home, in the iron lung. While at home his longest stay out of the iron lung at one time was 10 hours. He was always very cheerful and friendly and won many friends while at the hospital and at home. The last few weeks of his life he had a slight cold, and the last day he had an attack of paralytic elius of the bowel which caused his death. Funeral services at the United Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church, Plain City, were in charge of Enos Yoder and Raymond Kramer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Erb, --Edna, daughter of Lydia and the late Joseph Brenneman, was born at New Hamburg, Ont., on June 21, 1912, where she grew to womanhood and became a member of the Wilmot A. M. Church. On Sept. 22, 1936, she was married to Curtis Erb. She died at the Stratford General Hospital on Feb. 19, 1955; aged 42 y. 7 m. 29 d. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters (Patricia and Constance), one son (Roger), her mother of Haysville, 2 brothers (Christian of New Hamburg; Joseph of Haysville), 2 sisters (Violet--Mrs. Ralph Jantzi of New Hamburg, and Ruth--Mrs. Joseph Gingerich of Baden). Her father, one sister (Melinda Gascho), and one brother and one sister in infancy, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra A.M. Church, in charge of Peter Nafziger and Henry Yantzi. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Frey, -- Eleanor, widow of the late Marvin Frey, died at her home in Chambersburg, Pa., on Feb. 24, 1955, after a lingering illness; aged 82 y. 5 m. 7 d. She was born Sept. 17, 1872, daughter of the late Jacob A. and Fannie Martin. She was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Surviving are 6 daughters and sons (Mrs. John W. Horst, Shippensburg, Willie M. Frey, Chambersburg; Samuel R., Shippensburg; Howard G., Marion; Mrs. Kenneth W. Houser and J. Melvin Frey, both of R. R. 2), 5 sisters and a brother (Lizzie Martin, Mrs. Fannie Miller, Mrs. Martha Horst, Mrs. Sadie Clark, all of Chambersburg; Jacob E. of Harrisonburg, Va., and Mrs. J. Irvin Lehman, Chambersburg), 17 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Feb. 27 at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church by Amos E. Martin and Omar Martin. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Horst, -- Roy Martin, son of Blaine and Alice Mae (Martin) Horst, was born Apr. 23, 1946; died Feb. 28, 1955, at the Chambersburg Pa., hospital after a three weeks illness; aged 8 y. 10 m. 5 d. He had been seriously ill for three days. He is survived by his parents, 3 brothers (Joel, Jerry, and Lynn, all of Chambersburg), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Martin of Shippensburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Horst of Chambersburg). Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church on Mar. 3 by Amos E. Martin, Omar Martin, and Harold Hunsecker. Burial was made in cemetery adjoining the church.
Jantzi, -- Barbara, daughter of Christ and Lena (Zehr) Wagler, was born in Wilmot Township, Ont., July 6, 1869, lived in this community all her life; passed away at her home on Jan. 28, 1955, after an illness of 4 months with a heart condition; aged 85 y. 6 m. 22 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her early youth and remained a faithful member at Steinman's A. M. Church, Baden, Ont., until her death. On Oct. 11, 1892, she was united in holy matrimony to Christian B. Jantzi, with whom she shared life's joys and sorrows for 47 years. This union was blessed with one daughter and 2 sons (Mary--Mrs. Christ E. Schwartzentruber, Petersburg; Aaron of Wellesley; Allan at the homestead at Petersburg). Surviving are her 3 children, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mary--Mrs. Jonathan Jantzi of Kitchener), and a host of relatives and friends. Her companion preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1939. Funeral services were held at Steinmans A. M. Church, Baden, on Jan. 31 by Orland Gingerich, assisted by Peter Nafziger. Interment was made in the Wilmot Centre Cemetery.
Leichty, -- Nicholas, son of Daniel and Barbara (Roth) Leichty, was born Dec. 6, 1886, near Noble, Iowa; passed away after a short illness on Feb. 26, 1955; aged 68 y. 2 m. 20 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his early teens and remained faithful to the end. At the time of his death he was a member of the Fairview Church near Albany, Oreg., where he had served as a Sunday-school superintendent and teacher for a number of years. In the fall of 1911 he went to Oregon. On Sept. 8, 1912, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Maurer. To this union were born 9 children (Daniel J., who died in infancy; Mrs. Ruth Roth; Esther--Mrs. Leo Kropf, Albany, Oreg.; Alice--Mrs. Peter Satwatsky, Campinas, Brazil; Clarence N., Elkhart, Ind.; Jacob M., Albany, Oreg.; Edna--Mrs. Daniel Widmer, Albany, Oreg.; Wilmer M., Tuba City, Ariz.; Wilma--Mrs. Gene Kenagy, Elkhart, Ind.). He is survived by his wife, 8 children, 13 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Dan Steckley, Albany, Oreg,), and many other relatives and friends. Besides his son and his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services at the Fairview Church were conducted by N. M. Birky and J. D. Graber, assisted by Verle Nofziger and Henry Gerig. Interment was made in the Willamette Memorial Park.
Lindemuth, -- Lizzie R., daughter of the late Aaron and Barbara (Risser) Hess, and wife of Samuel M. Lindemuth, was born Mary 12, 1884, near Lititz, Pa.; died Jan. 21, 1955, at her home in Mt. Joy, Pa.; aged 70 y. 10 m. 11 d. She was a member of Rissers Mennonite Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter (Miriam--Mrs. E. Musser Heisey, Mt. Joy), 2 grandsons, and 2 foster children (Mrs. Walter Pecker, Mt. Joy; Clarence Douple, Manheim, Pa), a sister (Mrs. Mary Douple, Bareville, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Elias R. Hess, Bareville, Aaron R., New Holland, Pa., and Wayne R., Lititz). Funeral services were held Jan. 24, at the Rissers Church in charge of Clarence Lutz and Noah Risser. Interment was made in the Rissers Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: In the original obituary they reported there was 2 brothers, but 3 brothers names are listed in the parenthesis.
Miller, -- Ellen Louise, daughter of Samuel and Lucy (Miller) Swartzendruber, was born near Wellman, Iowa, Jan. 19, 1919; passed away after a short illness due to an enlarged heart condition at Milford Hospital, Milford, Del., Jan. 31, 1955; aged 36 y. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Ira Miller of Greenwood, Del., on Aug. 24, 1944, and after 10 years of sharing the joys and sorrows of life together the Lord saw it fit to call her home to her heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her father and two infant sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband and 3 children (Philip, Mary Lou, and Jonathon), her mother of Kalona, Iowa, 3 brothers (Owen, Joseph, and William, all of Kalona), 2 sisters (Mary Lois--Mrs. Daniel Yoder, Greenwood, Del., and Wilma, Kalona), besides many other relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Conservative Mennonite Church and remained true to this faith until death. She was always willing to serve in any way and leaves a quiet testimony of faithfulness to all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Greenwood Church with Walter Campbell and Nevin Bender in charge. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Nice, --Rebecca Longanecker, a resident of Denbigh, Va., for 30 years, died in the home of her son Byron and family on Feb. 13, 1955. She is survived by the following children (Frederick of Wenatchee, Wash.; Byron and Henry of Denbigh; Frank of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Olive Jones of Little Rock, Ark.). Twenty grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren also survive. Grandmother Nice, as she was affectionately known, would have celebrated her hundredth birthday had she lived until April 19, yet she was still alert and interested in all family and community affairs, and kept up a wide correspondence. She was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church, attending services faithfully and regularly until her last weeks. Throughout her long life she was always mindful of others and leave the bright testimony of a full and happy Christian life. She was born in Ohio, moving with her family, while still a girl, to the wheatlands of Illinois. There in 1879 she was married to Jonas Nice. The young couple pioneered and founded their first home in a sod house at Roseland, Nebr. She worked with her husband who was ordained there as minister, first serving in that new land. In 1891, they moved to Louisiana where, except for one and a half years, they lived until they came to Virginia. She survived her husband by twenty years. Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at the Warwick River Mennonite Church, with T. H. Brunk, Geo. R. Brunk, and John H. Shenk in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Owens, -- B. Wesley, was born Aug. 25, 1891; departed this life Feb. 7, 1955; aged 63 y. 5 m. 13 d. Most of his life was spent in Shenandoah and Frederick countries of Virginia. Bro. Owens found the Lord and was baptized into the Mennonite Church just two weeks before his death, which was caused by cancer. He gave a good expression of the joys of salvation. Although his Christian life and experience was short here below we have hope of his eternal salvation through the Lord and Saviour whom he so graciously accepted.
Ranck, -- Edith L., departed this life at the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., on Feb. 10, 1955, after being in failing health for some time; age 75 y. She was the daughter of Martin and Leah R. Wiker and was a member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church for a number of years. On Oct. 9, 1934, she married Enos G. Ranck, who departed this life 3 years ago on Feb.16. Surviving are one brother (Harry R. Wiker), 3 step-children (Chester D., Earl D., and Elsie D.--Mrs. Paul R. Newswanger); 9 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Bachman Funeral Home on Feb. 14, 1955, in charge of Jacob T. Harnish. She was laid to rest in the Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Shenk, -- Etta Myrtle, daughter of William and Laura Anderson was born May 1,1882, near Alba, Mo. On Jan. 1, 1900, she was united in marriage to Perry J. Shenk. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Esther Berkey, of Sheridan, Oreg., and one son, Wilbur Shenk, of Tucson, Ariz. She departed this life Feb. 27, 1955; aged 72 y. 10 m. 27 d., at the McMinville Oreg., hospital. She had resided at Sheridan, Oreg., during the past 7 years. At an early age she became a member of the Mennonite church near Oronogo, Mo., and remained a faithful member until her death. Besides her son and daughter, she is survived by 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on March 4, at the Johnston-Arnce-Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City, Mo., in charge of Stanley Shenk of West Liberty, Ohio. Interment was made in the nearby Weaver Cemetery.
Stoughton, -- Elizabeth, 84 Lancaster Co., Pa., widow of Bro. Perry Stoughton, died at the Lancaster General Hospital on Friday, Dec. 24. She and her husband lived at Sunnyside and they both accepted the Lord and united with the Mennonite Mission. Bro. Stoughton preceded her in death 13 years. Sister Stoughton had her home with Bro and Sister David Gerlach, the past four years. Funeral services were conducted at the Sunnyside Mennonite Mission on Dec. 26 in charge of Jacob Harnish, David High, and Witmer Barge.
Troyer, -- John Warren, son of Perry and Elsa (Roth) Troyer, was born Oct. 15, 1923, at Milford, Nebr. Death came unexpectedly on Feb. 28, 1955, at St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, Pa., minutes after an automobile accident; aged 31 y. 4 m. 13 d. In his youth he joined the Mennonite Church and was an active member at the time of his death. In 1937 his family moved to Waterford, Pa., where he made his home. In 1951, Aug. 25, he was united in marriage to Martha Zook. They became the parents of 2 daughters (Sandra Kay and Pamela Jane). He is survived by his parents, his wife, daughters, three brothers, four sisters, (Glenn Vernon, Cleo Frank, and Carol Joy of Waterford, Pa.; Mrs. Vera McDonald of Pensacola, Fla.: Eugene Alton, Shirley Jean, and Mrs. Thelma Hurst, Indianapolis, Ind.). He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Funeral services held on March 4 at the Beaver Dam Mennonite Church near Corry, Pa., were in charge of the pastor, Kenneth Snyder. Burial was made in the Beaverdam Cemetery.
Wagner, -- Isaac Ellsworth, aged 78 y. 5 m. 16 d., died at the Maugansville, Md., Mennonite home, Feb. 20, 1955, after an illness of several weeks. Bro. Wagner was born on Sept. 4, 1876, son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Strike) Wagner. He was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church and was the last of his immediate family. Surviving are a number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church on Feb. 23 by Amos E. Martin, Harold Hunsecker, and Omar Martin.
Wyatt, -- Shirley Anne, infant daughter of Richard and Betty Wyatt, Hopkins Park, Ill., was born Aug. 12, 1954; departed this life in her sleep Jan. 16, 1955; aged 5 m. 4 d. Surviving are her parents, 3 brothers, 2 grandmothers, and one great-grandfather, besides other relatives and friends. She always had a little smile for everyone. Services were held on Jan. 22 in the Baptist Church in Hopkins Park, conducted by R. F. Yoder.
Zuercher, Jacob D., son of Daniel and Barbara (Sprunger) Zuercher, was born near Berne, Ind., Nov. 8, 1879; died Feb. 28, 1955, at his home near Kidron, Ohio. In his youth he was baptized and became an active member of the Berne Mennonite Church, later becoming a charter member of the Kidron Mennonite Church where he retained his membership to the end. On Oct. 27, 1908, he was married to Caroline Welty who preceded him in death in 1951. To this union was born one son, Ivan, who survives him. Also surviving are three grandchildren and five brothers (Philemon, Havilock, Iowa; Nelson, Orrville, Ohio; Edward, Palmdale, Calif.; Calvin, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and Elmer, Ossian, Ind.), and four sisters (Mrs. Fred Bachman, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Daniel Augsburger, Berne, Ind.; Mrs. Wilbert Beer and Mrs. Jeff Rauch, Decatur, Ind. Funeral services were held on Mar. 3 at the Kidron Mennonite Church with Rueben Hofstetter, Allen Bixler, and Isaac Zuercher in charge.
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Barnes, -- Joyce, daughter of Philip and Susie Barnes, was born May 10, 1949, at Youngstown, Ohio; went to be with Jesus Feb. 19, 1955, when she became frightened by a dog and ran into West Federal Street, Youngstown, in the path of a steel truck; aged 5 y. 9 m. 4 d. She had been an enthusiastic and faithful pupil of the Mennonite Gospel Chapel since she was two years of age. She will be greatly missed by her little friends, teachers and family. Joyce became a missionary in her death-her father became a Christian and laid down her life. Besides her parents Joyce leaves five sisters (Evelyn, Delois, Maxine, Gloris, and Juanita) and two brothers (Ronnie and Glen) all at home. An impressive funeral service was conducted Feb. 23 at the new Rockview Mennonite Church, Youngstown, by Fred Augsburger. Stephen Yoder assisted at the Belmont Cemetery where she was buried.
Brenneman, -- Simeon, son of Moses and Mary A. (Stemen) Brenneman, was born March 4, 1879, near Elida, Ohio; peacefully departed this life at the Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio, March 8, 1955; aged 76 y. 4 d. He was united in marriage with Lillie Anne Burkholder of Dale Enterprise, Va., on Jan. 1, 1908, who preceded him in death by only 13 days. . Surviving are three children (Edwin and Robert of Elida, and Evelyn-Mrs. Lloyd Hostetler, Goshen, Ind.), 8 grandchildren, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters. (Andrew, John M., Moses, Rhoda R., Martha J., Alpheus N., Mary Ellen, all of Elida, and Adam S. of Lima). Since having confessed Christ as his personal Saviour at a young age, he had been a member of the Mennonite Church, and at the time of death was a member of the Elida Central Mennonite congregation. His entire life was spent near the old homestead in the Elida community where he and his brothers and sisters lived as a closely knit family, attending the same religious services and many family gatherings together. His death is the first of the 9 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, Elida, on March 11, with Menno L. Troyer, James Detweiler, and Richard Martin in charge. Burial was made in the Salem Cemetery.
Good, -- Barton H., son of the late Aaron and Elizabeth (Horning) Good, was born Aug. 27, 1884, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at his home near Bowmansville, Pa., Feb.19, 1955; aged 70 y. 5 m. 3 d. He was married to Lizzie Geigley, who survives. To this union were born 5 daughters and 3 sons (Susanna, deceased, Edna-Mrs. Mahlon Good, Amos, Elizabeth-Mrs. Edwin Fox, Isaac, Ella Mae-Mrs. Rufus Weaver, Ruth-Mrs. John Burkhart, and Edwin). Also surviving are 34 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and these sisters (May-Mrs. Solomon Weber, Lavina-Mrs. Samuel Witmer, Annie-Mrs. Aaron Musser). He was a faithful member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church where funeral services were held by Benjamin Weaver and Howard Good. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hauder, -- Peter A., son of Christian S. and Margaret Ann (Haun) Hauder, was born in Woodford Co., Ill., Jan. 10, 1885; moved to Garden City, Mo., in 1899. He was married to Wilma Smoker on Dec. 24, 1910, and began homemaking on a farm near Garden City. Following a few years spent near Ishpeming, Mich., their home was in Goshen, Ind., for the past 37 years. He became a Christian in youth and served his church in many capacities. His wife preceded him in death on Feb. 10, 1952. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. George Parkko, Anchorage, Alaska, and Mrs. G. W. Hostetler, Harlan, Ind.), 4 grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Earl Helmuth, Huntington Park, Calif.). Funeral services were held at the Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., on Feb. 26, with Robert Hartzler officiating. Burial was made in the Violette Cemetery, Goshen.
Hussong, -- Ruth, daughter of Daniel Diehl, and wife of the late Harry Hussong was born July 28, 1885; passed away Feb. 16, 1955, at the hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.; aged 65 y. 6 m. 19 d. She was baptized into fellowship of the Marion Mennonite Church on Jan. 31, 1966. She is survived by one son (Lee), and her father at the home in Marion, Pa., one sister (Fanny of High Spire, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Irvin, Columbia, Pa., and Sherman, Greencastle, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted Feb. 19 at the Marion Mennonite Church by Norman H. Martin, Harvey E. Shank, and J. Irvin Lehman, with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Pa.
Nyce, -- Sallie H. Freed, wife of the late Henry B. Nyce, was born Aug. 28, 1870, near Telford, Pa.; died Dec. 2, 1954, aged 84 y. 3 m. 4 d. She had been in failing health for some time because of a chronic heart condition. She was a faithful member of the Salford Mennonite Church. Her devotion to Jesus Christ as her Saviour was evident because of her readiness to speak of things eternal. Surviving are 2 daughters (Sussana-Mrs. Raymond Derstine; Sarah-Mrs. Nelson Sell), one son (Henry, Jr., Souderton, Pa.), 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Salford Mennonite Church on Dec. 6 with Henry L. Ruth, Elias N. Landis, and Rein A. Alderfer in charge. Interment was made in the Salford Cemetery.
Rohrer, -- Samuel Dayton, oldest son of Benjamin W. and Nancy (Lehman) Rohrer, was born near Wadsworth, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1879; departed from this life March 9, 1955, on the same farm; aged 75 y. 5 m. 2 d., after experiencing poor health and melancholia for several months. On Feb. 8, 1911, he was united in marriage to Ella M. Rohrer. They were blessed with 3 sons (Paul, Seville, Ohio; Sanford, Wadsworth, Ohio; and James, Broadway, Va.), 4 daughters (Anna Lois, Balodgahan, India; Ava-Mrs.Irvin Horst, London, England; Mabel-Mrs. Ben Geiser, Wadsworth, Ohio; and Mary, Nappanee, Ind.), all of whom survive, with the widow, and one brother (Clayton, of Wadsworth), and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, and one grandson. He was baptized and received as a member of the Bethel Church on May 13, 1911, where he held his membership until death. He was ordained to the ministry on Nov. 5, 1917, and served as minister for over 37 years, serving as pastor for over 35 years. The funeral sermon was given by Bro. O. N. Johns, who spoke on the Great Commission, a text selected by Bro. Rohrer a month before his tragic death. I. W. Royer and J. Robert Kreider assisted in the service. Burial was made in the Lower Mennonite Cemetery.
Shantz, -- Henry Cyrenius, son of Henry and Magdalena (Bauman) Shantz, was born in Marysborough Twp., Ont., on June 4, 1879; passed away March 4, 1955, in the Lanigan Hospital near his home at Guernsey, Sask; aged 75 y. 9 m. On June 5, 1906, he was married to Angeline Snider, who preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 1952, at the identical age of his passing. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters (Wesley, Arthur, Lincoln, Olive-Mrs. Clair Biehn, Eileen-Mrs. Harold Biehn, all of Guernsey; Leonard of Elmira, Ont., and Daniel, who died in infancy). One sister (Mrs. Henry Brubaker), one half sister (Mrs. Seranus Martin), and four half brothers (Ozias, Amos, Eli, and Nelson Gingerich), all living near Kitchener, Ont. Two half sisters and one half brother preceded him in death. There are 29 grandchildren, of which 4 are in Ontario and the rest at Guernsey. As a young man he went to Alberta, living at Mayton, Alta., on a homestead and following his marriage he mad his home near Aldersyde, Ala., until 1929 when the family moved to Guernsey. We praise God for the manifestation of His grace in the life of our brother. Funeral services were held March 8, conducted by Stanley Shantz, assisted by Arnold Shantz.
Shantz, --Herbert, eldest son of the late Aaron and Leah (Snider) Shantz, was born Dec. 6, 1874; passed away at his home Feb.28, after a long illness; aged 80 y. 2 m. 22 d. Early in his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the David Eby Church, and later the Erb Street Mennonite Church. On Dec. 12, 1900, he was united in marriage to Selina Shantz, Manheim, with whom he shared life's joys and sorrows for 54 years. Surviving him are his companion, 4 daughters, (Orpha-Mrs. Vernon Woolner, Kitchener; Lona-Mrs. Joseph Martin, Elimira; Erma-Mrs. Stanley Snider, Kitchener; and Wilma-Mrs. Martin Horst, Waterloo), 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother (Ephraim), and one sister (Mrs. Urias Snider, Waterloo). One sister preceded him in death in 1935. He was faithful Christian and always interested in the work of the church. Services were conducted at the Erb St. Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., by Clare Shantz and J. B. Martin, with burial in the Erb Street Cemetery.
Snader, -- Daniel S., son of the late Aaron R. and Annie (Sauder) Snader, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 17, 1892; passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 22, 1955; aged 62 y. 10 m. 5 d. He is survived by his wife Sarah A. (Crouse) Snader, 6 sons and 3 daughters (Paul M., Washington Boro, Pa.; Daniel E., Ephrata, Pa.; Titus, Ruth-Mrs. John M. Zimmerman, Narvon, Pa.; Noah, Isaac, Lester, East Earl, Pa.; Anna Mae and Mary at home, Narvon,. Pa.), 24 grandchildren, 4 sisters and 3 brothers (Mrs. Mahlon Witmer, New Holland, Pa.; Amanda, Denver, Pa.; Mrs. Walter Weaver, Martindale, Pa.; Sarah, Lancaster, Pa.; Aaron, East Earl, Pa.; Moses, New Holland, Pa.; Jacob, Denver, Pa.), besides many other relatives and friends. He was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Church on Jan. 25 by the home ministers. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wenger, Anna May, aged 76 y. 9 m. 2 d., daughter of the late Daniel N. and Magdalena (Kindig) Lehman, was born near Millersville, Pa., May 19, 1878; left her weary body Feb. 21, 1955 near Harrison burg, Va. On Sept. 28, 1900, she married A. D. Wenger, who preceded her in death nearly 20 years ago. An infant song Ralph also preceded her. Surviving are the following children (Mary-Mrs. Warren Kratz, Anna May-Mrs. John F. Garber, Amos D. Jr., Paul L., Ruth-Mrs. Arlin Snider, Rhoda E., of Tanganyika, and Chester L., of Ethiopia), 5 brothers (Christian K., Benjamin K., Walter S., Daniel W., Chester K.), 2 sisters (Magdalena K. Lehman, Elizabeth-Mrs. John E. Kurtz), 26 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her one great concern was that everyone of her descendants, as well as her Sunday-school and summer Bible school pupils, might be faithful consecrated servants of God. Another of her great concerns was that Eastern Mennonite College, where she labored with her husband for over 13 years, might continue to stand as a great spiritual lighthouse, grounded upon the standards of God's Word, until Jesus comes. Her supreme loves included the Word of God, fervent prayer, Christian service and testimony, sacred music, children and youth, Christian friends and fellowship, stars, birds, and flowers. Funeral services, Feb. 23, at the Pike Church, Harrisonburg, Va., were conducted by Ernest G. Gehman, Melvin J. Heatwole, and Kenneth Seitz; at Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Fentress, Va., Feb. 24, by Clayton Bergey and Lloyd Weaver.
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