Beiler, -- Emma, daughter of David S. and Rebecca (Esch) Beiler, was born Oct. 7, 1865, near Intercourse, Pa.; died at her home near Elverson, Pa., on Sept. 10, 1955, after 10 months illness; aged 91 y. 11 m. 3 d. She was baptized into the Amish Church at the age of 15 and remained faithful in the same. She retained a keen mind and interest in others until her end, and was very appreciative of any kindness shown. Although her eyesight was failing, she tried to read her Bible every day. Nursing, tailoring, operating a greenhouse, quilting, and rugging were her main activities. Being a lover of flowers, she enjoyed giving them as gifts to cheer many. She also cared for her father who died in 1925 at the age of 90. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie Stoltzfus, Elverson, Pa., and Mrs. Susie Yoder, Kanagy Convalescent Home, Bird in Hand, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. Two sisters and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held in the home on Sept. 13 by Samuel F. Stoltzfus and Elam B. Stoltzfus in German and C. J. Kurtz in English.
Bumbaugh, -- John, was born May 6, 1875; died suddenly of a heart attack on Aug. 27, 1955; aged 80 y. 3 m. 20 d. He is survived by 2 brothers (Hugh and James), three children (Jacob-who died four days later, see below-Charles and Mrs. Benjamin Miller, at whose home he resided, all of Fox Hill, Waynesboro, Pa.). Funeral services were held in the Fox Hill Church Aug. 30, by Harvey E. Shank, assisted by Walter West, with burial in Mt. Zion cemetery.
Bumbaugh, -- Jacob, born Aug. 17, 1901; died Sept. 1, 1955; aged 54 y. 14 d. He died of a heart attack a few days after his father. He is survived by his wife, Grace Sollenberger Bumbaugh, and by 3 children (Ralph, Harry, Glenn, all of Fox Hill, Pa.), a brother (Charles) and a sister (Mrs. Benjamin Miller). A son, Ray, was killed a few years ago in an automobile accident. Funeral services were held in the Fox Hill Church on Sept. 5, by Harvey E. Shank assisted by Walter West. Interment was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery near Mount Alto.
Gerber, -- Ruth, daughter of Israel Z. and Emma (Yoder) Hertzler, was born March 23, 1911, at Belleville, Pa.; died on Sept. 14, 1955, after a long illness, at the Wooster Community Hospital, Wooster, Ohio; aged 44 y. 5 m. 22 d. She spent her childhood days in the Belleville, Pa., community, attended Lancaster Business College, later graduated from Goshen College. In 1936 she moved to Sugarcreek, Ohio, and after a ten-year residence moved to a farm near Wooster, Ohio. On June 27, 1936, she was united in marriage to Ross L. Gerber. Their home was blessed with 5 children (Nancy, David, Daniel, Dwight, and Amy). Besides her husband and children, she is survived by her mother, aged 82, who, due to very poor health, was unable to attend the services. She is also survived by 2 sisters (Arie-Mrs. E. C. Grassmeyer, Belleville; and Mary-Mrs. J. W. Swope, Youngstown, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Maple Grove Mennonite Church at Belleville. After her marriage she transferred her membership to the Walnut Creek Church and in 1946 became a member of the Orrville Mennonite Church. Despite severe physical suffering she continued to attend the services of the church, and served as a Sunday-school teacher until a few weeks prior to her passing. Memorial services held at the Orrville Mennonite Church on Sept. 16, were conducted by I. W. Royer, Harold E. Bauman, and Lester Graybill, with interment in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Heller, -- Calvin Roscoe, Sr., son of George and Mary (Wirick) Heller, was born Sept. 9, 1896, in Krayn, Pa.; died at the Lee Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., on Sept. 15, 1955; aged 59 y. 6 d. He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Knavel, these children (Vera-Mrs. Irvin Gramling, Elton; Zella-Mrs. Otto Wentz, Johnstown; Arbutus-Mrs. Clarence Ohler, and Calvin Roscoe, Jr., both of Windber, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, these brothers and sisters (Mrs. Cloyd Knavel, Hollsopple; Lloyd, Gettysburg; Oliver, Scalp Level; and Mrs. Walter Kush, Cleveland, Ohio). He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for some thirty years and served as deacon for the last eleven years. Funeral services held at the Pleasant Grove Church were in charge of Eli Miller and Harry Y. Shetler. Burial was made in the Dunmire Cemetery near Salix, Pa.
Kreider, -- Martha N., only daughter of Benjamin and Alice Baker, was born June 23, 1895; passed away Sept. 12, 1955, at Wadsworth, Ohio, Hospital, where she had been a patient for 14 days; aged 60 y. 3 m. 22 d. She had been a lifelong resident of Wadsworth Twp., Medina Co., Ohio. On Feb. 10, 1907, she became a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until her death. On Feb. 12, 1916, she was united in marriage to Earl D. Kreider. Surviving are her husband, one daughter (Jocene at home), and one son (Walter Keiner, North Canton), 3 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were in charge of J. Robert Kreider, assisted by Clayton Rohrer. Interment was made in Lower Mennonite Cemetery.
Pletcher, -- Ralph, son of Frank and Kate Pletcher, was born in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., on Aug. 5, 1895; died of a heart attack on Aug. 30, 1955; aged 61 y. 25 d. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters and one son (Mrs. Katherine Anderson, Elkhart, Ind., Veta and Robert at home), one brother, and 6 sister. Somewhat over a year ago he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and unite with the Christian Church in Wakarusa, Ind. Funeral services were conducted at that church by the pastor, Maynard Culp, assisted by D. A. Yoder, with burial in the Olive Cemetery.
Roggy, -- Alvin P., son of Clarence and Barbara (Stalter) Roggy, was born April 24, 1884, near Bradford, Ill.; passed away Aug. 27, 1955, following a cerebral Hemorrhage, at the Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind.; aged 71 y. 4 m. 3 d. On Oct. 4, 1905, he married Lydia Wenger who passed away in March, 1953. Surviving are one brother (Ed of El Paso, Ill.), one sister (Mrs.Joe King of Eureka, Ill.), and 2 foster sons (Earl J. Stalter of Middlebury, Ind., and John D. Stalter of Elkhart, Ind.). He confessed Christ as his Saviour early in life, uniting with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member at the time of his passing. Although handicapped in early life, he met life's problems with fortitude and cheerfulness. He provided a home for the two orphan boys, his foster sons, who were at his bedside when he departed this life. Funeral services were held at the Hartzler Gutermuth Funeral Home in Elkhart on Aug. 29, in charge of S. J. Hostetler, and at the Waldo Mennonite Church, Flanagan, Ill., in charge of J. D. Hartzler and Edwin J. Stalter. Burial was made in the Waldo Cemetery.
Ropp, -- Alvina, daughter of the late Menno and Magdala (Kropf) Baechler, was born in Hay Twp., Ont., on Oct. 31, 1894; passed away at her home in Zurich, Ont., on Sept. 16, 1955, after a lengthy illness; aged 60 y. 10 m. 16 d. On Dec. 12, 1917, she was united in marriage to Samuel Ropp. Early in her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the Zurich Mennonite Church. Whenever health permitted she was a faithful worker in the sewing circle. Surviving are her husband, one son (Alfred, London, Ont.), 3 daughters (Vera-Mrs. Elam Shantz, Hensall; Ina, at home; Luanna-Mrs. Albert Martin of Zurich), 11 grandchildren, one sister (Annie-Mrs. Christian Gingerich, of Zurich), one brother (Solomon of Zurich), and a host of relatives and friends. One sister predeceased her. Funeral services were held in the Zurich Mennonite Church on Sept. 19, in charge of Roy S. Koch and Moses H. Roth. Interment was made in the Zurich Mennonite Cemetery.
Schwartzendruber, -- Velma C., Riverside, Iowa, daughter of Leonard and Georgiana Wetz, was born Oct. 8, 1902, in Dana, Ill.; passed away Sept. 12, 1955, at University Hospitals, Iowa City; aged 52 y. 11 m. 4 d., after an extended illness. In 1928 she was married to Daniel C. Terry, who passed away in March , 1940. On Sept. 28, 1940, she was married to Edgar Schwartzendruber. She was a member of the Iowa City Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband and one brother (Cecil Glenn Wetz), and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services at the East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa, were in charge of C. Warren Long and Virgil Brenneman. Burial was made at the East Union Cemetery.
Shank, -- David, son of Jacob and Anna (Stouffer) Shank, was born in North Lima, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1870; died at the North Side Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1955; aged 84 y. 10 m. 18 d. His wife, Cora Metzler, whom he married Jan. 14, 1892, died in 1929. To this union were born 5 children. Surviving are (Alta-Mrs. Harmon Schmucker of Louisville, Ohio; Vera-Mrs. Arrel Henley, and Walter of North Lima, Ohio, and Lauren of Goshen, Ind.), also 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. One son (Maurice) preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and at the time of his death was a faithful member of the North Lima Mennonite Church. Funeral services held Sept. 17 at the North Lima Church were in charge of David Steiner, James Steiner, and A. J. Steiner. Interment was made in the Midway Cemetery.
Shriner, -- Anna, daughter of William and Barbara (Groff)
Shriner, was born in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., on
Sept. 13, 1868; died Aug. 30, 1955; aged 88 y. 11 m. 17 d. She
was the last of her immediate family. After her parents and immediate
family were all dead, she made her home with a cousin, Mr. and
Mrs. Schroyer of South Bend, Ind., where she stayed for nearly
25 years. A few years ago she broke a hip and later broke her
other hip also, and it became necessary to place her in the Frame
Nursing Home. A number of years ago she united with the Mennonite
Church and was a faithful attendant as long as possible. Funeral
services at the Culp Funeral Home in Goshen were conducted by
D. A. Yoder, with burial in the Olive Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Buchen, -- Landis, son of the late Aaron and Amanda (Landis) Buchen, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 16, 1890; passed away at Ephrata Community Hospital from a heart condition; aged 59 y. 1 m. 2 d. On Oct. 4, 1917, he was married to Clara W. Rutt. Besides his wife he is survived by 11 children (Esther-Mrs. Parke K. Herr, Lititz, Pa.; Vera-Mrs. Martin H. Weaver, Ephrata; Elizabeth-Mrs. Nelson Landis, Leola, Pa.; Clara-Mrs. Jonas L. Suder, and Thelma-Mrs. Raymond S. Sauder, both of New Holland, Pa.; Kenneth R., Ephrata; Rhoda-Mrs. Benj. D. Leaman, Jr., Farmersville, Pa.; Lois-Mrs. Donald L. Kautz, Lancaster, Pa.; Caleb, Curvin, and LaVerne at home), 21 grandchildren, one sister (Anna Mary-Mrs. Geo. Herr, Farmersville), and one brother (Benj. F., Manheim). An infant son and a brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church since his youth, serving as trustee for a number of years. Services at Groffdale Church were conducted by Eli Sauder and John Martin. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Esch, -- Barbara Naomi, only daughter of Michael S. and Anna Zehr, was born near Pigeon, Mich., Jan. 23, 1910; passed away near Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 10, 1955; aged 45 y. 7 m. 17 d. She lived most of her life in the Pigeon, Mich., community where at the age of 13 she became a member of the Pigeon River Mennonite Church. On June 26, 1932, she was married to Jacob Esch who with their six children (Keith, Joan, Barbara Joyce, Janet, Clair, and Ruth) survives her. One foster sister (Mary Herklas Dietzel) also survives. Before her marriage she attended E. M. C. and State Teachers College at Mt. Pleasant, Mich., after which she taught school for two years. She had rheumatic fever more than six years ago which left her with a heart condition. The family went to Arizona in the late summer of 1951 in quest of a more suitable climate. During the last year and a half she was confined to her bed most of the time. Her last words, "Oh, yes! Yes!" were spoken clearly and earnestly a few minutes before her passing. Funeral services were held at the Sunnyslope Church in Arizona on Sept. 11 in charge of Melvin Roth. The body was then take to Pigeon, Mich., where funeral services were held Sept. 16 at the Pigeon River Church with Emanuel Swartzendruber and Earl Maust officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Garber, -- Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Magdalene Kuhns, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Dec. 27, 1866; departed this life Sept. 20, 1955, in Harper, Kans.; aged 88 y. 8 m. 24 d. On Nov. 6, 1884, she was united in marriage to Christian C. Garber. To this union were born ten children (Maggie Matilda, deceased; Sam, Harper; Mrs. Rebecca Hilliard, Copeland, Kans.; Nettie-Mrs. Elias Miller, La Junta, Colo.; Abraham F., Muskegon Heights, Mich.; Ervin, Argonia, Kans.; Monroe, deceased; Earl, Almeda, Calif.; Lulu-Mrs. Henry Bear, Harper; Mrs. Charlotte Bear, deceased). She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1933, 3 children, 3 sisters, and one brother. In 1885 she with her husband united with the West Liberty Mennonite Church in McPherson County, living a faithful Christian life until her passing. Besides her immediate family, she is survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Pleasant Valley Church, Harper, Kans., were in charge of Wilbert R. Nafziger, assisted by Waldo E. Miller, and R. M. Weaver, with interment in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Gnagey, --- Amanda, daughter of Christ and Anna Ropp, was born in Thurman, Colo., Oct. 7, 1894; passed away at her home near Bay Port, Mich., Sept. 20, 1955, as a result of a heart attack. At the age of 9 weeks, she went with her parents to Pigeon, Mich. She accepted Christ in her youth and was faithful to her Lord until He called her home. She was a member of the Pigeon River Mennonite Church and was always willing to support the work of the church. She was united in marriage to Elias D. Gnagey on Feb. 17, 1921. To this union were born 4 daughters and 3 sons. Infant twin daughters preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Clara Yoder, Flint, Mich.; and Delores, at home), 3 sons (Ray and Leroy, Bay Port, Mich.; and Omar, Archbold, Ohio), and 10 grandchildren. Her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 brothers and 5 sisters (Joseph, Arthur, and Mabel Ropp and Selvina Wyse, Midland, Mich.; Malinda Schrock, Wauseon, Ohio; Mary Ann Siagel, Ithaca, Mich.; and Sadie Beachy, Pigeon, Mich.) and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services held at the Pigeon River Mennonite Church, Pigeon, Mich., Sept. 19, in charge of Emanuel Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Holst, -- David, son of the late George and Louisa Holst, was born at Pinehill, Ont.; went home to be with the Lord, Sept. 2, 1955, at the K. W. Hospital; aged 66 y. 11 m. 10 d. He gave his heart to the Lord in his early teens and remained faithful to the end. He was a member of the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ont. On Jan. 24, 1917, he was united in marriage to Amanda Schlabach who survives him. Also surviving are 2 sons (Lemor of Harriston; Carlyle of Petersburg), one daughter (Verniece--Mrs.Burton Bowman of Petersburg), 4 grandchildren, one brother (Jacob of Pinehill), and one sister (Mrs. Marion Burchatzki of New Hamburg). One brother (Eli) and one sister (Mrs. Isaiah Martin) predeceased him, his sister passing away only one day before he did. Funeral services were held Sept. 4 at the Cressman Church with Carl Rudy and Moses H. Roth officiating.
Hostetler, -- Ira David, son of the late David and Elizabeth (Kanagy) Hostetler, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., March 19, 1889; departed this life at the Mary Rutan Hospital, Aug. 21, 1955; aged 66 y. 5 m. 2 d. His death occurred suddenly following a heart attack. When a small child the family moved to Champaign Co., Ohio, where he grew to manhood. On Jan. 2, 1916, he was married to Mary Hartzler. To this union were born the following children (Berdena-Mrs. Lloyd Kanagy, Cable, Ohio; Thelma-Mrs. Joe Garber, West Liberty, Ohio; Jay Wendall, Elverson, Pa.; Donald and Dwight, West Liberty, Ohio; June and Joyce at home). He was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. He manifested his love for Christ and the church by regular attendance, giving freely of himself in the service of his Lord. He faithfully served in various offices in the church as trustee, a member of the local mission board, and has for many years been custodian of the church. He is survived by his wife, 7 children, 20 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Archie Hartzler), and one brother (Stephen S. Hostetler), both of West Liberty, Ohio. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church on Aug. 23, with Nelson Kanagy in charge, assisted by Ed Stoltzfus, with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Risser, --Sadie G., daughter of the late Hiram and Mary (Groff) Enterline, near Milton Grove, Pa., was born June 25, 1881; passed away July 7, 1955, at her home, after a long illness; aged 74 y. 12 d. She was married to Abram H. Risser, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Mable-Mrs. Ira Brandt, Florida; Mary-Mrs. Leander Gantz, Dillsburg; Edna-Mrs. Amos Shank, Lititz; and Erma-Mrs. Ezra Engle, Mt. Joy, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Risser Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at Risser's Mennonite Church, July 10, with Noah Risser and Walter W. Oberholtzer in charge. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Sheeler, -- Paul M., son of the late Bernard and Rebecca (Reese) Sheeler, was born in Sanatoga, Pa., Jan. 23, 1890; passed away June 13, 1955, at the Memorial Hospital, Pottstown, Pa., after an illness of one day; aged 65 y. 4 m. 21 d. Death was due to coronary occlusion. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and became a member of the Vincent Mennonite Church, Spring City, Pa., remaining faithful until death. He is survived by his wife Katie (Good) Sheeler, and the following children (Anna-Mrs. Iva Rohre, Bartonsville, Vt.; Jennie-Mrs. Reginald Taylor, Snow Hill, Md.; Kathryn-Mrs. Bruce Green, and Lois-Mrs. Abram Mack, both of Parker Ford, Pa.; Miriam, at home; Paul, Jr., and James of Spring City, Pa.), also 13 grandchildren. Funeral services held June 16 at the Vincent Mennonite Church were in charge of Elmer Kolb and Jacob Kolb. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Smoker, -- Emma E., daughter of the late John J. and Barbara (Mast) Stoltzfus, was born March 19, 1867, in Caernarvon Twp., Pa.; died after a lingering illness on Aug. 28, 1955, at the home of a stepdaughter, Mrs. Kore Stoltzfus, Ronks, Pa.; aged 88 y. 5 m. 9 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth, and was a faithful member of Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church. On Dec. 9, 1886, she married Abraham Stoltzfus, who died Oct. 18, 1916. On Dec. 13, 1921, she married Samuel P. Smoker. She is survived by her husband and 3 children (Dan M. Stoltzfus, Talmage, Pa.; Aaron A., Norristown, Pa.; and Emma-Mrs. John L. Petersheim, Lancaster, Pa.) Her son (John) died Sept. 19, 1954, at the age of 67 y. 9 d. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 5 step-children (David L. Smoker, Atglen, Pa.; Rachel-Mrs. Moses B. Stoltzfus, Bareville, Pa.; Rebecca-Mrs. Kore Stoltzfus, Ronks; Katie-Mrs. John S. Glick, Amanda-Mrs. John P. Stoltzfus, both of Gap, Pa.), 19 step-grandchildren, and 40 stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at the Weavertown A. M. Church, conducted by George Beiler, David Yoder, and Elam Kauffman. Interment was made in Myers Cemetery.
Weaver, -- William S., son of Henry and Amanda (Shaum) Weaver, was born Jan. 18, 1881, in Elkhart Co., Inc.; passed away following a heart attack on Sept. 14, 1955, at the Elkhart General Hospital. On Dec. 20, 1903, he was married to Anna M. Good. Their happy Christian home was blessed with six daughters, all of whom survive to share with their mother the passing of Bro. Weaver. The daughters are (Catherine-Mrs. J. F. Stealy, and Lorene-Mrs. Charles Grey, both of Elkhart; Edna-Mrs. Maynard Weldy, and Grace-Mrs. Lloyd Conrad, both of Wakarusa; Cleo-Mrs. Myron Weldy of South Bend, and Arlene, at home). Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters. In his youth, Bro. Weaver received Christ as his Saviour, was baptized, and received into the Holdeman Mennonite Church. He was a farmer and a businessman. He served many years as a Sunday-school teacher, but perhaps his greatest contribution was the rearing of a faithful family, of which every member is an active and loyal member of the Mennonite Church and the Holdeman congregation. Funeral services were held Sept. 17, at the Olive Mennonite Church with Simon G. Gingerich and Lee J. Miller in charge. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Yoder, -- Sovilla D., daughter of the late Daniel and Rebecca (Ambrust) Schmucker, was born in Nappanee, Ind., Dec. 4, 1882; died Aug. 22, 1955, at the Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., from food poisoning which she got at a reunion; aged 72 y. 8 m. 18 d. She was married to Eli S. Yoder on Feb. 12, 1903. To this union were born 11 children. Four sons and 5 daughters survive (Manas and Eli of Middlebury, Ind.; Melvin of Topeka, Ind.; Irvin of Muskegon, Mich.; Fannie-Mrs. M. M. Yoder of Topeka, Ind.; Lydia Mae-Mrs. Raymond H. Eash, Elizabeth-Mrs. Tobe Miller, Mrs. Laura Miller, all of Middlebury, Ind.; and Etta-Mrs. Daniel Frey of Ligonier, Ind.). Her husband, 2 children, and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. She leaves 41 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Amanda Burkholder). In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and remained a faithful member of the Amish Church. Funeral services were held at the William Miller home of Middlebury, Ind., in charge of Albert Graber, Wilbur Yoder, and William Miller. Interment was made in the Mast Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bachman, --Jacob H., eldest son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Dellenbach) Bachman, was born Nov. 6, 1890; passed away Sept. 22, 1955, at the farm home near Lowpoint where he was born; aged 64 y. 10 m. 16 d. In his youth he united with the Metamora, Ill., Mennonite Church. On December 18, 1913, he was united in marriage to Louisa Bachman. This union was blessed with three sons (Melvin L., Merle K., and Virgil C.). He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, 2 sons (Melvin and Merle), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Arthur of Metamora, and Rudolph of Washington, Ill.), 3 sisters (Ella Nafziger of Minier, Ill.; Lena Fenton of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Pearl Jackson of Chillicothe, Ill.), and a host of other relatives and friends. One son, one brother, and his parents preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Metamora Church, Sept. 25, with Roy Bucher in charge. Interment was made in the Hickory Point Cemetery.
Baker, -- Ida Pearl, youngest daughter of Levi and Barbara (Hershberger) Hostetler, was born near Middlebury, Ind., April 30, 1880. In 1884 she with her parents moved to Missouri. In 1899 they moved to Hubbard, Oreg., where she was united in marriage to Eli F. Baker on April 8, 1906. In the fall of 1912 they moved to Harrisburg, Oreg., where she resided until the time of her death. She peacefully passed away Aug. 5, 1955; aged 75 y. 3 m. 6 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 3 sons and 3 daughters (Earl and Ira of Harrisburg; Harley of Prophestown, Ill; Vinnie-Mrs. Elmer Hostetler, Yoncalla, Oreg.; Nora-Mrs. David Hostetler, and Ruth-Mrs. Merle Kropf, both of Rio Linda, Calif.), 44 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Sam Schrock of Shelbyville, Ill.). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Elida-Mrs. Harvey Headings), 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and remained faithful to the end. For a number of years she spent most of her time in bed but for the past two years her health was much improved. Since November 1953, she was a regular attendant at church service. Services were held at the Harrisburg A. M. Church. Henry Wolfer and Wilbur Kropf officiating.
Erb,--- Fannie, was born to John and Fannie Ropp at Poole, Ont., on July 13, 1888; departed this life on Aug. 22, 1955, at the Salem, Oreg. Memorial Hospital; aged 67 y. 1 m. 9 d. At the age of 15 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized into the Mennonite Church on Nov. 10, 1903. On Aug. 25 she was married to Jake D. Erb at Albany, Oreg., where she resided until the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 14, 1952, and a boy Victor, whom they had raised and a sister, Mattie Yutzi. She became a charter member of the Grace Mennonite Church of Albany in June, 1931, and remained a faithful member to the end. Surviving are a daughter (Mrs. Gary Workentine, Albany), a sister (Mrs. Joe Stauffer, Albany), 3 brothers (John Ropp, of Arizona, and Joel and Dan of Albany), 22 nieces and nephews, 3 grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Aug. 25 at the Grace Mennonite Church, conducted by Herbert King. Burial was made at the Riverside Cemetery at Albany.
Foreman, -- Cyrus S, was born April 3, 1864, in West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa; passed away May 6, 1955, at the home of his son in Mt. Joy, Pa.; aged 91 y. 1 m. 3 d. He was married to Lizzie Sumpman June 16, 1887. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, who had been an invalid for 11 years, a son (Mahlon with whom he resided), and a granddaughter. A daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Nissley Funeral Home May 9 with Henry F. Garber and Henry W. Frank officiating. Burial was made in the Eberly cemetery.
Good, -- William Heistand, son of the late Barbara and William Good was born near Spring City, Pa., Oct. 7, 1881; departed this life Aug. 12, 1955, at his home near Spring City; aged 73 y. 10 m. 5 d. He was united in marriage to Emma Groff Sept. 4, 1906. To this union were born 2 sons, 7 daughters (Fannie-Mrs. Wilson Weber, Harleysville; Edna-Mrs. Ellis Mack, Souderton; William, Embreeville; Bertha-Mrs. Crist Sharp, Lewisburg; Emma-Mrs. Jonas Mininger, Souderton; Ruth-Mrs. Clyde Eby, Royersford; Norman, Souderton; Mary and Naomi at home). Surviving are his wife, 9 children, 23 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Daniel, East Petersburg; Allen, Fleetwood; Henry, Spring City; Emma-Mrs. George Hunsburger, Spring City; and Mrs. Katie Sheeler, Parkersford). Two sisters and one grandson preceded him in death. He was affected with a heart condition and passed away suddenly after an attack. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the Vincent Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful to the end. A number of years he served in the Sunday school as teacher and assistant superintendent. Funeral services held at the Vincent Mennonite Church on Aug. 16 were in charge of Jacob Kolb, assisted by Elmer Kolb and Noah Sauder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hart, -- Stanley Allen, infant son of Lloyd and Verna Hart, went to be with Jesus Sept. 24, 1955; aged 1 y. 4 m. 15 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, one sister (Ann), 3 brothers (Danny, James and Clifford), his grandparents (John and Lydia Stauffer, Tofield, Alta.), and Charles and Beatrice Hart, Bluffton, Alta.), and many other relatives. Funeral services held at the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, Alta., were in charge of Paul Voegtlin and John Stauffer. Interment was made in the nearby cemetery.
Heistand, --- Emma, daughter of Noah and Nora (Myer) Landis, was born June 13, 1916; passed away on Sept. 15, 1955, at the Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., after an illness of over 3 years; aged 39 y. 3 m. 2 d. On Nov. 20, 1937, she was married to Claude Heistand. To this union were born 4 children (Landis and Daniel, Lois Virginia, and Doris). Surviving are her husband, the 4 children, her father and mother of the Oreville Mennonite Home, 3 sisters (Mildred-Mrs. Arthur Haigh, Lancaster, Pa.; Lydia-Mrs. Robert Hainish, Christiana, Pa.; Anna Elizabeth-Mrs. M. Raymond Cambell, Kirkwood, Pa.), one brother (Elias M., Rothsville, Pa.). She was a faithful member of the Risser's Mennonite Church since her marriage. Before that she was a member of the Stumptown Church since early youth. As long as she was able, she was always ready to lend a helping hand in the church or community. Funeral services were conducted by Walter Oberholtzer and Noah Risser at the Church. Interment was made in the Risser Cemetery.
Hoover, -- Glen W., son of Lester and Lena (Weaver) Hoover, was born Mary 24, 1951, at Palo Alto, Pottsville, Pa.; went to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 1955; aged 4 y. 4 m. 1 d. On the day of his death, apparently feeling well and happy, he attended Sunday school with the rest of the family. Immediately after Sunday school he became seriously ill. In the afternoon he was taken to the Pottsville Hospital where his illness was diagnosed as a possible ruptured blood vessel in the brain, and an emergency operation was ordered. He was taken by ambulance, accompanied by his parents, and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus en route to the hospital. Surviving are the parents, 2 sisters (Ruth and Esther, at home), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Hoover, Bareville, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Chester H. Weaver, Blue Ball, Pa.), maternal great-grandmother (Mrs. David Burkholder), and paternal great-grandfather (Abram Hoover). Services were held at the Palo Alto Mennonite Chapel, where his father is pastor, on the morning of Sept. 28, with Amos Sweigart and John Martin officiating, and in the afternoon at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, with Mahlon Witmer and Eli Sauder officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Jones, -- Carl David, son of Edward and Cleo (Nusbaum) Jones was born July 18, 1939, in White Cloud, Mich.; passed away Aug. 4, 1955; aged 16 y. 17 d. He lost his life by drowning when he rescued a younger boy who had ventured too far out into the deep water in their play at the Hardy Dam Pond on the Muskegon River. He was received into the fellowship of the church by baptism, May 28, 1950, and always evidenced an active interest in the work of the church. He is survived by his parents, two brothers (Ivan and Roger), and three sisters (Carol, Ila, and Ruth, all at home), his grandparents, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the White Cloud Mennonite Church with Ivan Weaver in charge, with interment in the Big Prairie Everett Cemetery.
Mast, -- Isaac Stoltzfus, son of the late Benuel and Sarah (Stoltzfus) Mast, was born near Morganstown, Pa.; on July 13, 1874, died Aug. 24, 1955, at his Chester Co., home near Embreeville, Pa., aged 81 y. 1 m. 11 d. He was a pioneer Mennonite minister to North Dakota shortly after the turn of the century. He was married to Fannie R. Yoder on Jan. 13, 1901. To this union 5 children were born (Timothy E., Embereeville; Charity-Mrs. Harry Jones, Vergas, Minn.; Mrs. Ruth Roth, Elverson, Pa.; Isaac, Jr., Mohnton, Pa.; and Eunice L., at home). Surviving are his wife, children, 23 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was the first to break the family circle. In 1902 a group from the vicinity of the Belleville, Pa., churches emigrated to North Dakota. Isaac S. Mast was chosen to be their pastor, and was ordained for that purpose, and moved with the group to near Minot, N. Dak., in March, 1903. Soon after his arrival there a few members who had located near Kenmare, N. Dak., spoke to Bro. Mast about their spiritual needs as they had no minister. It was arranged that Bro. Mast would preach for them once a month until they were organized into a congregation and had their own minister. In June, 1908, he was ordained bishop by Bishop Daniel Kauffman, as they were now members of the Missouri-Iowa Conference. The territory over which he was bishop is now the North Central Conference. Through his efforts congregations were organized at Minot, Kenmare, Wolford, and Casselton, in North Dakota; Coalridge, Bloomfield, and Clyde Park in Montana; Ulen and Detroit Lakes in Minnesota, and some places in Wisconsin. A few of these places were discontinued when members moved away because of economic conditions. In his early ministry he preached and served communion to a few members located in such places as Portal, Elkhorn Valley, Brinsmade, Davenport, Zion, and Valley City in North Dakota; near Aberdeen, S. Dak.; Calkins, Mont.; Exeland, Sheldon, and Glen For a, Wis., and Winnipeg, Canada. In 1942 he left the North Central District and was appointed superintendent of the Johnstown, Pa., city mission, and later to serve the rural group at Greenwood, Del. Leaving Johnstown in 1943, he moved to Embreeville, Pa., and served the congregation at Greenwood from there. During his life he had evangelistic meetings from coast to coast, often spending 2 and 3 months at a time before returning home. Because of ill health at the doctor's request, he retired to his Embreeville home in 1950 and there passed to his reward. The past three years he was unable to attend church because of a heart condition, but he always had great concern for the church and a lost and dying world. He expressed himself many times and prayed much for the same. He endured many hardships in his early ministry. His experiences were both sad and joyful. Funeral services were held on Aug. 28 from the Diebert Funeral Home, Elverson, Pa., by Christian Kurtz and at the Conestoga Mennonite Church by Abner Stoltzfus and Aaron Stoltzfus. He was laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, near Elverson, Pa.
Nagle, -- Paul, son of Alta and Alvin Nagle, was born at Rothsville, Pa., Feb. 2, 1945; died Sept. 27, 1955; aged 10 y. 7 m. 25 d. He had not attended school since the fall term began. Surviving are his parents, a sister (Mary-Mrs. Weaver Good), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Noah G. Bowman and Alvin H. Nagle). Funeral services were held at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church on Sept. 29, with Benj. Weaver and John S. Hess in charge. Interment was made in Rothsville United Zion Cemetery.
Overholt, -- Erwin M., Doylestown, Pa., son of the late Tobias and Kathryn (Myers) Overholt, was born in Bedminster, Twp. Bucks Co., Pa., on Aug. 23, 1873; died suddenly on July 21, 1955, at the Doylestown Emergency Hospital after being in ill health for over two years; aged 81 y. 10 m. 28 d. He was a member of the Doylestown Mennonite Church. His wife, Susanne M. (Myers) Overholt died in April, 1947. He is survived by 5 children (Elsie-Mrs. Howard J. High; Naomi-Mrs. Raymond Shupe; Martha-Mrs. Abram M. Moyer; Grace-Mrs. Taylor Schaible, and Horace M., all of Doylestown), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Ann Cope, Perkasie, and Mrs. Lucinda Gruver, Bedminster), a brother (Joseph, Doylestown), 20 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Two sons and 2 daughters also preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on July 26 at the Doyletown Mennonite Church, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Reil, -- Benjamin, son of John and Barbara Reil, was born on July 21, 1881, near Seward, Nebr.; passed away suddenly of a heart condition on Sept. 30, 1955, at his home in Milford, Nebr.; aged 74 y. 2 m. 9 d. He attended church services on the Sunday preceding his death. In early life he accepted Christ as his Saviour , united with the Manson, Iowa, Mennonite Church, and at the time of his death was a member of the Milford, Nebr., Mennonite Church. On May 23, 1907, he was united in marriage to Katherine Boshart. This union was blessed with 7 children (Herman, Milford; Lavern, Waterloo, Oreg., ; Wesley, Crete, Nebr.; Sylvia-Mrs. Elmer Riley, Sutton, Nebr.; Ruth-Mrs. Laver Kremer, Milford, Nebr.; Delmar, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lois-Mrs. Ted Vennum, Norwalk, Calif.). Surviving are his wife, 7 children, 29 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Katie Stauffer, Milford, Nebr.), 3 brothers (Philip, Milford, Nebr.; Dan, Grand Island, Nebr.; Dan, Grand Island, Nebr.; and William, Albany, Oreg.). Funeral services were held at the Milford Mennonite Church on Oct.3 in charge of L. O. Schlegel. Harry Diener preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Milford Mennonite Cemetery.
Sauder, -- Julian, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Ringler, was born Sept. 3, 1881; died Aug. 30, 1955, at her home in Petoskey, Mich. She was married to Abraham D. Sauder March 5, 1905. Two children preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband and five children; (Hannah, Jacob, Catherine, and Esther, all of Petoskey, and Elizabeth of Bronson, Mich.). Funeral services were held at the Stone Funeral Home Sept. 2, 1955, with Ivan Weaver in charge. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Siegrist, -- Twila Jean, infant daughter of J. Henry and Nora (Pfautz) Siegrist, Manheim, Pa., was born Aug. 31, 1955; passed away Sept. 3, 1955, at Lancaster General Hospital. Besides her parents, she is survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters (Wilbur, Ray Henry, Harold, Raymond, Naomi, Lois, and Mary Ann), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Henry Siegrist, East Petersburg, Pa.) and a great-grandfather (Samuel Siegrist, Witmer, Pa.). Short services were held at the home by Homer Bomberger and graveside services by Joseph Ball at Erbs Cemetery.
Spicher, -- Lester N., son of William G. and Lorena (Hummel) Spicher, was born March 16, 1903, at Rockton, Pa.; passed away Sept. 12, 1955; aged 52 y. 5 m. 27 d. He was stricken with a heart attack while at work in Du Bois, Pa., and died about one hour later. He is survived by his wife, Leona (Kirk) Spicher, the following sons and daughters (Donald, Carol-Mrs. Edwin Brubaker, Rockton; Robert, Marilyn-Mrs. Gary Sayres, Du Bois; Mildred-Mrs. Donald Gelnett, Troutville; Raymond, Sykesville; Miriam, Mary Lou, Kenneth, and Allen at home), 13 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: (Chester, Alta-Mrs. Amos Passmore, Rockton; Murray, and Mrs. Goldie Reese, Pittsburgh; Velma-Mrs. Ray Hollopeter, Medina, Ohio; Jennie-Mrs. Calvin Hollopeter, Big Run, Pa.). He was a member of the Rockton Mennonite Church where he served as deacon. He chose as his text for the opening Scripture of morning worship the day before his death Matt. 6: 19-34. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 15 at the Short Funeral Home, Du Bois, Pa., by Paul L. King and Harold E. Thomas. Interment was made in the Rockton Cemetery.
Summerfield, -- Jacob Harness, was born near Harman, W. Va., Sept. 25, 1875; died near Dry Fork, W. Va., Aug. 1, 1955. He spent his entire life in the Dry Fork valley of West Virginia where he engaged in farming and working in timber. At the age of 22 he married Laura Kisamore, who preceded him in death nine years ago. To this union 9 children were born, 3 of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by the following children, Russell, Oscar, and Clyde of Cumberland, Md.; Vernice of Webster Springs, W. Va., Delton of Denbigh, Va., and Mrs. Effie Arbogast of Dry Fork, W. Va., with whom he made his home. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Seven years ago he became a member of the Mennonite Church, uniting with the Riverside congregation of near Harman, W. Va. Funeral services at Riverside Church were held by Oliver M. Keener and M. J. Brunk, with burial in Cooper Cemetery, Harman, W. Va.
Weber, -- Ephraim K., Guelph, Ont., was born April 15, 1868; passed to be with the Lord, Sept. 28, 1955, after a lengthy illness; aged 87 y. 5 m. 13 d. He lived in Saskatchewan for some 20 years. He was a faithful member of First Mennonite Church and an active Sunday school worker. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. The funeral services held at Kitchener were in charge of C. F. Derstine. Burial was made in First Mennonite cemetery.
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Alderfer, -- Ella S., daughter of the late George and Maria (Sampey) Walter, was born Nov. 17, 1877; died July 31, 1955, at the Doylestown Emergency Hospital, Doylestown, Pa., where she had been a patient for two days; aged 77 y. 8 m. 14 d. She had been in failing health for about a year; death was caused by carcinoma. On Jan. 25, 1898, she was married to Abram K. Alderfer. To this union were born 3 daughters (Maria, Ella May, and Sara), and one son (Nelson). She is survived by her husband and son (Nelson), and one daughter (Ella May) all of Fountainville, Pa., one granddaughter and one brother (Allen S. Walter, of Line Lexington Pa.). Two daughters and one grandson preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Doylestown Mennonite Church where funeral services were held on Aug. 4 by Joseph L. Gross and J Silas Graybill. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Foreman, -- Frank H., was born Nov. 17, 1895, in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died suddenly while at work on Sept. 12, 1955; aged 59 y. 9 m. 26 d. He was the son of the late Joseph and Fannie (Brandt) Foreman. He is survived by his wife, Anna O. (Frey) Foreman, a member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, one son (Arthur F., Bainbridge, Pa), and one daughter (Dorothy F.,--Mrs. J. Marlin Shaffer, Manheim, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers and one sister (Isaac B., Elizabethtown; Joseph B., Lititz, Pa., and Mrs. Bertha Nornhold, Reading, Pa.). Funeral services were held Sept. 15, at the St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren Church. Clarence E. Lutz of the Mennonite Church and Samuel T. Dundore of the United Brethren Church had charge of the services. Interment was made in the Risser Mennonite Cemetery.
Good, -- Daniel H., son of the late William and Barbara (Histand) Good, was born Jan. 18, 1878, near Spring City, Pa.; died Sept. 28, 1955, after an illness of five months; aged 77 y. 8 m. 10 d. He was married to Anna H. Kreider on Jan. 3, 1901. Besides his wife, he is survived by 8 children (Kathryn-Mrs. Abram Brubaker, Lancaster; Fannie-Mrs. Daniel L. Histand, Doylestown, Pa.; Laura-Mrs. John O. Snavely, Manheim, Pa.; Emos, Lititz, Pa.; Anna-Mrs. John P. Becker, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Nora-Mrs. Lester O. Noll, and Ella-Mrs. Mervin M. Hess, both of Manheim; Daniel K., Columbia, Pa.), 30 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Allen, Fleetwood, Pa.; Henry, Spring City.), and 2 sisters (Emma-Mrs. Geo. Hunsberger, and Mrs. Katie Sheeler). He was a member of the East Petersbug, Pa., Mennonite Church where funeral services were held with James Seigrist and Henry Lutz in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Floyd Jason, son of George and Sarah (Brenneman) Miller, was born at Kalona, Iowa on Oct. 2, 1911;passed away at Sparta, N.C. Memorial Hospital, Sept. 4, 1955; aged 43 y. 10 m. 23 d. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. Mary Girtman, with whom he had his home), and one brother (Charles E., South St. Paul, Minn.), and many other relatives and friends. He confessed Christ in his early youth and united with the Pigeon River Mennonite Church at Pigeon, Minn. During his lengthy illness he requested prayer and renewed his faith in God. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 at the church at Sparta, with burial in the nearby cemetery.
Peachey, -- Minerva, daughter of the late John and Rebecca (Peachey) Glick, was born in Belleville, Pa., on Nov. 18, 1910; passed away at the Lewistown Hospital on Oct. 1, 1955; aged 44 y. 10 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph L. Peachey, Belleville, Pa. Their marriage was blessed with 8 children (Esther, Rhoda, Vivian, Betty, Evelyn, and Donald at home; Carl of Norristown). One daughter, Mary Ellen met her death through an accident at the home on Sept. 25, 1954. She was a member of the Allensville Church to which she was faithful until death. Memorial services were conducted at the church by J. Elrose Hartzler and Raymond R. Peachey.
Rathel, -- Shelton, was born near Brantley, Ala., on May 27, 1870; died at the home of his daughter in Crestview, Fla., on June 21, 1955. His wife preceded him in death just six weeks before. At the age of 82 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and in June, 1953, was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church in Crestview. He is survived by one sister, 4 daughters, 5 sons, and 4 stepchildren. Funeral services were held at the First Assembly of God Church in Crestview on June 22 in charge of Benj. F. Martin assisted by S. E. Breeland. Burial was made in the Crestview Cemetery.
Roth, --Reuben Joseph, son of Joseph and Molly Roth, Casselton, N. Dak., was born near Milford, Nebr., on Sept. 25, 1908; passed from this life on Aug. 8, 1955, at the Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, Pa.; aged 46 y. 10 m. 14 d. On March 17, 1933, he was married to Ruth Mast. They lived in Casselton, N. Dak., until the spring of 1942 when they moved to Riverson, Pa. Surviving are his wife, the following children (Joy-Mrs. Mervin Martin, New Holland, Pa.; Lowell, Ramona, Bonnie, Calvin, Dwight, and Mary Frances, all at home). He was the first to break the family circle, leaving also his parents and 4 brothers, (William, Foster, Oreg.; Elmer, Pekin, Ill.; Ben, Wheatland, N. Dak.; Lloyd, Goshen, Ind.), 2 sisters (Kate-Mrs. Albert Nitzsche and Mary Ann-Mrs. Omar Erb, both of Amenia, N. Dak.). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, uniting with the West Fairview Church, Beaver Crossing, Nebr., and at the time of his death he was a member of the Monterey Church, Bird in Hand, Pa., where services were held Aug. 11, conducted by Glenn Esh, Christ Kurtz, and Ira Kurtz. He was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Shenk, -- John H., age 82, died Sept. 21, 1955, in the Pontz Rest Home, Millersville, Pa., of complications after an illness of 15 months. He was the son of the late Henry M. and Susanna (Horst) Shenk. He was a member of the Manheim Mennonite Church. His wife, Amanda Weidman Shenk, died six years ago. He is survived by a daughter (Anna, of Manheim, Pa.), 4 sons (Jonas, Alvin, and John of Manheim; and Willis, Lancaster); 4 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Stover, New Holland; Mrs. John L. Rutt, Millerville; Mrs. Benjamin R. Nissley, Manheim; Mrs. Daniel Erb, Lancaster), 3 brothers (Benjamin, Landisville; Amos H., and Jacob H., both of Manheim), 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at Manheim Mennonite Church on Sept. 24 with Ira Huber and Abram Risser in charge.
Smith, -- Norman Henry, son of the late Adam R. and Harriet (Henry) Smith, was born Aug. 23, 1988, in Conoy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Sept. 11, 1955; aged 78 y. 19 d. He was in ill health before he met death by his own hands. He was a member of the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church. He is survived by his wife, Elsie E. (Lutz) Smith, a member of the Mennonite Church. Also surviving are 2 children (Samuel G., and Grace G.-Mrs. Daniel O. Brubaker, both of Mount Joy, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Geo. H., Orrville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., and Rhine H. Smith, Elizabethtown, Pa.). Funeral services held Sept. 14, at the Brethren in Christ Church were conducted by C.R. Heisey, John Martin, and Henry W. Frank. Burial was made in the Bainbridge Cemetery.
Wenger, -- Maud, daughter of John and Anna (Lechlitner) Harter, was born Feb. 24, 1895, in Elkhart Co., Ind., and died Sept. 14, 1955, at the home of Mrs. Martha Weldy in Wakarus, Ind., where she had been cared for the past 14 months; aged 60 y. 6 m. 21 d. On Feb. 9, 1918, she was married to Allen Wenger who survives. She is also survived by 4 children (Robert of Wabash; Gerald and Marjorie-Mrs. Willis Poff of Elkhart, and Audrie-Mrs. Robert Brown, Bristol, Ind.), 6 grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Harve Stauffer, Norway, Mich., and 3 brothers (Elmer and Earl of Wakarusa, and Russell of Mishawaka). Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church on Sept. 16 by C. A. Shank. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder, -- Mattie, daughter of Jonas and Mary (Miller) Yutzy, was born near Hutchinson, Kans., on Feb. 5, 1889; departed this life at her home at Yoder, Kans., on Sept. 27, 1955, following a three-week illness caused by a heart ailment; aged 66 y. 7 m. 5 d. One of her favorite quotations during her suffering was Romans 8: 18. In 1908 she was baptized and united with the Old Order Amish Church, and in 1921, she transferred her membership to the Yoder Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful till death. She was united in marriage to W. T. Yoder on Jan. 17, 1909. To this union were born 4 children (Orie, Rufus, and Ruth-Mrs. Harry Troyer) all of Hutchinson, Kans. One infant daughter, Mary, preceded him in death. She also leaves 10 grandchildren, one brother and 3 sisters (Joe Yutzy, Hutchinson; Fanny-Mrs. A. N. Garner, Dundee, Ohio; Susana-Mrs. Simon Slaubaugh, Sullivan, Ohio; Lizzie-Mrs. Sam P. Schrock, Molalla, Oreg.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Yoder Church on Sept. 30 with H. A. Diener in charge, assisted by Andrew Bontrager and Valentine Headings. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Zimmerman, -- Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Frederic Graybill and Sarah C. (Acker) Lauver; was born near Evendale, Pa., on Oct. 2, 1887; died at the Dr. Black Community Hospital, Lewistown, Pa., on Sept. 16, 1955; aged 67 y. 11 m. 14 d. Early in years she united with the Lauver Mennonite Church and remained faithful until the end. On Jan. 6, 1926, she was united in marriage to Adam G. Zimmerman, who survives her, together with one son (Noah L.), and one daughter (Sarah K.) all of McAlisterville, Pa. One infant daughter preceded her in death. Also surviving are one brother (Amos B., Denbigh, Va.), 3 sisters (Nettie-Mrs. Teston Shelley, Richfield, Pa.; Mrs. Tressie Swineford, port Trevorton, Pa.; and Mrs. Delia Brubaker, Mifflintown, Pa.). Services were conducted at Lauver's Church on Sept. 20, 1955, in charge of William W. Graybill and Donald Lauver. Interment was made in the Lauver Cemetery.
Zook, -- Nattie A., Latour, Mo., eldest daughter of C. M. and Rebecca (Kauffman) Yoder, was born March 27, 1867, at Middlebury, Ind.; died Oct. 8, 1955; aged 88 y. 6 m. 11 d. Since the passing of her brother, Emery, she has been the "last leaf" clinging to her immediate family tree. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Sycamore Grove Church near Garden City, Mo. She was united in marriage on March 18, 1888, to Levi D. Zook, who preceded her in death in 1929. Since her marriage over 67 years ago, she had lived on the same farm in the Gunn City community. This marriage was blessed with a foster daughter (Elsie-Mrs. Alvin J. Hooley, Hubbard, Oreg.), 2 sons (Jonathan C., Canby, Oreg. And Ira T., Latour), 3 daughters (Lydia of the home, who cared for her mother since 1929; Carrie-Mrs. L. A. Schrock, Harrisonville, Mo. and Phebe-Mrs. Harold Hershberger, Latour). She also leaves 17 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Six grandchildren preceded her in death. She had been in failing health for many years. In the past 8 years she suffered a broken hip twice and a broken wrist. For the past 3 years she had been in a wheel chair and for nearly 3 month she was bedfast. On Oct. 2 she went into a coma from which she rallied only occasionally before passing into eternal rest. She appreciated religious programs and songs, and was especially grateful for the young folks who so regularly ministered to her in song on Sunday afternoon. Funeral services at the Sycamore Grove Church were in charge of James D. Yoder, assisted by S. S. Hershberger. Burial was made at the Clearfork Cemetery.
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