Shenk, David W., son of the late Christian and Annie (Weaver) Shenk, was born Oct. 24, 1879, near East Petersburg, Pa. He seemed to be in excellent health when he fell from a ladder while painting with his two grandsons on July 25, 1955. He had told them to work along the side because the sun was too hot in the front of the garage where he was working. Two hours later he departed from this life at the Lancaster General Hospital, without gaining consciousness. Surviving are his wife, Emma (Shank) Shenk, with whom he would have celebrated his fiftieth wedding anniversary in November, 3 children (Anna Kathryn-Mrs. Robert W. Landis, Lancaster; J. Clyde, missionary in Tanganyika; and Ruth-Mrs. Melvin M. Groff, Lancaster), 9 grandchildren, one brother and one sister (Clarence C. and Mabel-Mrs. Clayton Rowe). One grandson preceded him in death. Funeral services were held in the Millersville Church on July 28, with Christian Lehman officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Spiker, Isaac, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Jan. 6, 1956, after an illness of a week at his home in East Lewistown, Ohio, where he lived with his stepfather and his mother for the last 12 years; aged 55 y. 10m. 22 d. He was born Feb. 15, 1900, at New Castle, Pa., a son of David and Leah (Lapp) Spiker. His father, 2 brothers, and a sister preceded him in death. He is survived by his stepfather, James Bell, his mother 2 sisters (Mrs. Samuel Blosser, Salem, Ohio; and Mrs. Walter Shank, East Lewistown, Ohio), and a half brother (John I. Bell, New Castle, Pa.). Funeral services were held Jan. 8 at the North Lima Mennonite Church in charge of David Steiner and James Steiner. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ulrich, Regina Ruth, infant daughter of Vernon and Edith (Yoder) Ulrich, Roanoke, Ill., was born Dec. 3, 1955; passed away Dec. 4, 1955. She leaves to mourn her early departure her parents, grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David C. Yoder, Akron, N. Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Ulrich, Metamora, Ill.), and many other relatives. Graveside services were held on Dec. 5 at the Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery with Dan and John Hostetler officiating.
Yankey, William Harvey, son of Felix and Sarah (Dove) Yankey, was born Sept. 10, 1882, near Criders, Va.; died Dec. 31, 1955; aged 73 y. 3 m. 21 d. On June 23, 1901, he was united in marriage to Victoria Halterman. She is survives him with the following children (Lewis, Criders, Va.; Loy, Gaithersburg, Md.; David and Walter, Nokesville, Va.; Noah, Lincille, Va.; Mrs. Fannie Spitler, Bridgewater, Va.; Mrs. Frances Comer and Mrs. Myrtle Trenary, Middleburg, Va.). A son (Earman Paul), a daughter (Mrs. Minnie Dodd), and 2 infants preceded him in death. Also surviving are one brother (Lee, Murphy, N.C.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Martha Dove, Dickerson, Md.; and Mrs. Emma Dove and Mrs. Sarah Whetzel, Criders). He was ordained to the ministry on Aug. 22, 1920, in which he faithfully served until ill health forced him to retire in 1940, so filling 20 years of faithful ministry to his home and other congregations. For the most of 15 years he was confined to his wheel chair and bed. Through these years his wife was his faithful nurse and constant companion. Funeral services were held on Jan. 4 from the Damascus Church of the Brethren. Services were in charge of Ray Emswiler, Samuel A. Shank, and Timothy Showalter. He was laid to rest in the Caplinger Cemetery, at Criders, Va.
Yoder, David E., son of Edward and Elizabeth Yoder, was born April 30, 1879, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died at his home in Middlebury, Ind.; Dec. 4, 1955; aged 76 y. 8m. 5 d. On Jan. 15, he was united in marriage to Lizzie Troyer. To this union were born 3 sons and one daughter (Alvin, La Junta, Colo.; Raymond, Wakarusa, Ind.; Harold, Middlebury, and Thelma-Mrs. Walter Luefling, Elkhart, Ind.). On July 23, 1945, his wife died. On Aug. 8, 1946, he married Lizzie Metzler Umbaugh, who survives. Also surviving are his 3 sons, and one daughter, a step-daughter (Lulu-Mrs. Claud Gail, Nappanee, Ind.), 12 grandchildren, and one brother (Harvey, Middlebury, Ind.). Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Clinton Frame congregation, later transferring to the Middlebury congregation where he was a member until his death. Funeral services were held Dec. 7, 1955, at Middlebury Mennonite Church in charge of Early Bontrager. Burial was made in Forrest Grove Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: The year of his first marriage was not given.
Yoder, Ruth Ida, daughter of the late Joseph and Nancy (Zook) Byler, was born in Belleville, Pa., July 29, 1897; died Nov. 11, 1955. On Nov. 25, 1917, she was married to Samuel M. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are four of five children born to this union (Samuel m., Jr., Albany, Ga.; Naomi Jane-Mrs. Roy Roberts, Fairfax, Va.; Warren, Belleville, Pa.; and Nancy Carol, at home), one brother and 3 sisters (John Byler, Shipshewana, Ind.; Carrie-Mrs. John D. Yoder, Belleville, Pa.; Sadie-Mrs. Lewis Miller, Marshall, Ill.; and Naomi Byler, Belleville). One son (Richard John) passed away in 1950. In her youth she accepted Christ and became a member of the Maple Grove congregation, being among the last to be baptized in the creek near Union Mills, long a practice in this area. For many years she served faithfully as a Sunday-school teacher. During her many months of illness she proved her deep devotion to her Lord by her personal testimony and her quiet, unassuming manner. Funeral services were conducted in the home on Nov. 14, with the home ministers officiating. A nephew of the deceased, Elmore Byler, assisted. Interment was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Adair, Clayton N., son of the late Clayton and Maria (Nessinger) Adair, was born July 5, 1888; passed away Jan. 3, 1956, in the Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 67 y. 5 m. 29 d. He never regained consciousness following surgery, but silently passed away the next day. He was the husband of Martha (Risser, Reist) Adair, who died 8 years ago. He was a member of the Erb Mennonite Church. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Howard C. Hess, with whom he resided), 2 sons (Mahlon R., Manheim, Pa., and Norman, Lititz, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters (Calvin, New Providence; Charles and Isaac, both of Lititz; Mrs. Ralph Davidson and Mrs. Clayton Christ, Akron, Pa.). Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the Erb Church by Joseph Boll, Jr., John S. Hess, and Homer Bomberger. Interment was made in Erb's Cemetery.
Felton, Robert, husband of Thelma Godshall Felton, of Morris, Pa., died suddenly of a heart attack on Dec. 12, 1955; aged 27 y. He was an active and faithful worker at the mission church in Morris. He was a member of the Haycock Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pa. Surviving with his wife are 3 children (Benita, David, and Jonathan , all at home), his mother (Mrs. Emma Felton, Trappe, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Richard and Bud, both of Hatfield). Funeral services were held at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church on Dec. 17, with interment in adjoining cemetery.
Glick, Mattie, daughter of the late David and Fannie Esch, was born Aug. 12, 1875, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died Jan. 12, 1956; aged 80 y. 5 m. At the time of her sudden passing she was staying at the Florida home of her daughter, Mrs. Eli Zook, at Sarasota. Her death was due to a heart attack. On March 26, 1903, she was married to Amos B. Glick, who preceded her in death 4 years ago. She is survived by 6 children, one stepdaughter, and one adopted daughter (Nelson, Mrs. Eli Zook, and Mrs. David Kanagy, Belleville, Pa.; Willis, Rustburg, Va.; Mrs. George Cashman, Altoona, Pa.; Vernon, Mifflintown, Pa.; Lena and Mabel, Belleville, Pa.), also 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Menno, Mio, Mich.; Samuel, Honey Brook, Pa.; Jacob, Ronks, Pa.; Fannie Miller, ---, Calif.; and Lizzie Smucker, West Liberty, Ohio), 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Sarasota, Fla., with Andrew Jantzi in charge. The body was shipped to Belleville, Pa., where services were held on Jan. 18, at her home church in charge of Louis and Emmanuel Peachey. Interment was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Helmuth, Aaron, son of Noah and Annie (Roth) Helmuth, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Sept. 2, 1885; passed away very suddenly at his home June 17, 1955; aged 69 y. 9 m. 15 d. In his youth he united with the East Zorra A. M. church and was a member until death. On Jan. 8, 1914, he was married to Barbara Yantzi. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters , two of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his companion, 3 sons (Stanley, Baden; Elroy, South Easthope; and Willis, Oshawa), 4 daughters (Rosetta-Mrs. John Bast, and Ruby-Mrs. Lloyd Schmidt, both of Baden; Magdalena-Mrs. Orval Einwechter, New Dundee; and Elaine-Mrs. Vernon Flood, Hopeville), 2 brothers (Moses, Baden; and Simon, Brantford), a sister (Mrs. Emerson Roi, Woodstock), and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, his parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral service was held at the East Zorra A. M. Church in charge of Henry Yantzi and Joel Schwartzentruber. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Jutzi, Michael, son of Daniel and the late Veronica (Roth) Jutzi, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., May 4, 1900; passed to his eternal reward after a short illness, on Nov. 7, 1955; aged 55 y. 6 m. 2 d. He was twice married His first wife, Sarah Baechler, preceded him in death in 1944. On Jan. 14, 1945, he was united in marriage to Druscilla Bender Zehr who survives. In his youth he accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was a member of the East Zorra A. M. Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by his father, 6 daughters (Alice-Mrs. Elmer B. Wagler, Hilda-Mrs. Elmer L. Wagler, both of New Hamburg; ruby-Mrs. Vernon Roth, and Velma-Mrs. David Gerber, both of South Easthope; Mary Ellen and Esther, at home),.one stepson (Nelson Zehr, Waterloo, Co.), 2 stepdaughters (Laurence-Mrs. Glen Roth and Catherine Zehr, both of Stratford), one brother (Nickolas, East Zorra), 3 sisters (Mrs. Ezra Streicher and Mrs. William Kelly, Tavistock; and Mrs. Elmer Gingrich, Baden), and 12 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the East Zorra Church in charge of Henry Yantzi and Daniel Zehr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman, Eva, daughter of Frank E. and Ida May (Eicher) Roth, was born May 7, 1915, at Kalispell, Mont.; passed away at Guaymas, Mexico, Jan. 5, 1956, after a fatal auto accident; aged 40 y. 8 m. 29 d. She was the wife of J. Clayton Kauffman, Albany, Oreg. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her departure, one daughter (Mrs. Erma May Jantzi, Shedd, Oreg.), one son (Kenneth, Albany), her father and mother, 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Uriah, Albany; Nathan, Corvallis; Jacob T., Hillsboro, Oreg.; and Reuben, Portland, Oreg.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Naomi Erb, Jefferson, Oreg.; Mrs. Lois Smith, La Grande, Oreg.; Mrs. Eunice Webster, Albany; and Mrs. Joan Datson, Seattle, Wash.), and many other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Albany Mennonite Church.
Keener, Malinda Gantz, was born March 11, 1863, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed away Sept. 18, 1955, at the home of her daughter in Harrisburg, Pa., after 4 years of illness; aged 92 y. 6 m. 7 d. She was married to Ezra Keener, who preceded her in death about 35 years ago. To this union were born 9 children. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Bertha Beachler, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Mary Bowman, Steelton, Pa.), 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. About 18 years ago she was converted and united with the Steelton Mennonite Mission. She displayed a bright testimony to the end, in spite of blindness and great suffering because of an amputated leg. Funeral services were held Sept 21 at the Cable Funeral Home in Middletown, pa., with Isaac Baer and Russell Baer officiating. Interment was made in Chicques Cemetery, near Elizabethtown, Pa.
Leatherman, Esther Elizabeth (nee Detweiler), widow of the late Daniel S. Leatherman, was born at Dublin, Pa., April 15, 1877; died at the home of her daughter, Rachel Hunsberger, Chalfont, Pa., Jan. 19, 1956; aged 78 y. 9 m. 4 d. On June 23, 1894, she was married to Daniel S. Leatherman, who preceded her in death on July 20, 1952. To this union were born 11 children, 3 of whom preceded their mother in death (Ruth in 1918, Esther, in 1924, and Daniel D., minister in Lansdale, who died just 5 weeks on the day before his mother). Surviving are 8 children (Mrs. Rachel Hunsberger, Chalfont, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Dratz, Hatfield, Pa.; Martha, Norristown, Pa.; Edith-Mrs. Henry Keeler, Lansdale, Pa.; Roosevelt, Souderton, Pa.; Anna and John, both of Upland, Calif.; and Charles, El Monte, Calif.), 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one brother (J. Aaron Detweiler, Washington, N. J.). She with her husband untied with the Plain Mennonite Church, Lansdale, Pa., on March 13, 1910, and both remained faithful to the end. She was always a regular attendant in every service as long as health permitted. Her health failed the last few weeks of her life and she peacefully fell asleep to awake in the presence of her Lord. Funeral services were conducted in the Plain Church on Jan. 24 with Wayne Kratz, J. C. Clemens, and John E. Lapp Officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Massanari, Thomas Brent, son of Walter and Orva (Gerber) Massanari, was born Feb. 25, 1955, at Elkhart, Ind. Although he hadn't been in good health, his death can unexpectedly on Dec. 20, 1955. He is survived by his parents, 2 sisters and one brother (Patricia, Kathleen, and Steven, all at home), also the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joe Massanari, Fisher, Ill.; and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gerber, Harper, Kans.). Funeral services were held at the Yoder Funeral Home in Goshen on Dec. 22, with Amsa Kauffman in charge of the service. Burial was made in the Clinton Brick Cemetery.
Metz, Flora B., daughter of the late Jacob and Maria (Bergey) Godshall, wife of Abram A. Metz, died Jan. 7, 1956, at her home near Mainland, Pa. She was born near Lederach, and resided near Mainland most of her life. She was a faithful member of Towamencin Mennonite Church, being active in the sewing circle and among the needy in her community. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter (Mamie-Mrs. Willard Beidler, Telford), 4 sons (Abram G., Bergey; Walton, Millville; Henry and Herman, both near Mainland), 17 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters (Clair and Walter, both of Telford; Harvey, Bethlehem; Mrs. Mamie Johnson, Collegeville; Mrs. Fred Weaver and Mrs. Sadie Fretz, both of Perkasie, Pa.). Funeral services were held on Jan. 11 at the Towamencin Church conducted by Ellis Mack and Elias Kulp.
Myers, Hettie A. (Herr), was born Oct. 5, 1862, near Witmer, Pa.; passed away Dec. 6, 1955, near Lancaster, Pa., having reached the age of 93 y. 2 m. 1 d. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben W. Myers, eleven years ago, and also by a daughter at the age of 5. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She is survived by 6 children (Enos, Pequea, Pa.; Lettie-Mrs. John C. Hostetler, and Lizzie, both of Lancaster, Pa.; Ida-Mrs. David W. Batterman, Harrisonburg, Va.; Salinda-Mrs. Jacob Hershey, Paradis, Pa.; and Reuben H., Bird in Hand, Pa.), 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Strasburg Church with Elmer Martin and Lloyd Eby in charge Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Neuchwander, Delora Lydia, daughter of Emery and Lydia Neuchwander, daughter of Emery and Lydia Neuchwander, was born Sept. 5, 1936; met death in a car accident on Jan. 6, 1956; aged 19 y. 4 m. 1 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, 2 brothers (Loran and Del), all of Harrisburg, Oreg.; one sister (Mrs. Merlin Miller, Albany, Oreg.), one grandmother (Mrs. Mary Erb, Albany, Oreg.), and many other relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 10, and remained a faithful Christian to the end. Her sudden death was a great shock to many. She was always pleasant and cheerful and won many friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview Church, Albany, Oreg., by N. M. Birky and Verle Nofziger.
Reinard, John H., son of Ammon and Carrie (Herrold) Reinard, was born in Snyder Co., Pa., May 16, 1899; passed away at his home near Port Trevorton, Pa., Dec. 4, 1955; aged 56 y. 6 m. 28 d. On Oct. 18, 1918, he was united in marriage to Katie Herrold. To this union were born 2 sons (Irvin S., Akron, Pa.; and Ammon L., Port Trevorton) and one daughter (Gladys Gangler, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa.). Besides his companion and children, he leaves 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Daniel, Wilson, and Samuel, all of Port Trevorton), 5 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Herr, Holtwood, Pa.; Mrs. Alfaretta Longacre, Sellinsgrove, Pa.; Mrs. Annabelle Hinkle, Port Trevorton; Mrs. Dorothy Graybill, Richfield, Pa.; and Miss Josephine Reinard, Port Trevorton), and many other relatives and friends. His parents preceded him in death. He united with the Susquehanna Mennonite Church about 31 years ago and was a faithful member until death. During this time he gladly served in whatever capacity he was called to by the church. He served many years as teacher and Sunday-school superintendent. In 1937 he was ordained to the ministry for this church and served faithfully until his departure. His devotion to his church and family, his generosity to those in need, his friendliness to all he met, his loyalty to his friends, his concern for the lost and a great love for the Bible and its teachings are tributes that can be honestly ascribed to his life. Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at the home and at the Susquehanna Church in charge of Donald Lauver, assisted by Noah Burkholder. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Risser, Henry L., son of the late Bishop Christian and Cathrine (Landis) Risser, was born in Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., April 1, 1864; died from infirmities of old age, Jan. 4, 1956; aged 91 y 9m. 3 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for about 60 years and attended faithfully as his health would permit. He was married to Lizzie M. Oberlin on Dec. 24, 1895. She preceded him in death Sept. 4, 1930, after which he and his daughter Alma lived together on their farm in the Hammer Creek District and later in Lititz, Pa. He was a member of the Elizabeth Township School Board for 26 years. He also helped to build the present Hammer Creek Church. Surviving is one daughter, Alma. Funeral services were held at the Lititz Church on Jan. 8 with Abram Risser, Melvin Lauver, and John S. Hess officiating. Interment was made in the Hammer Creek Cemetery.
Roth, William H., son of Peter and Margaret (Zimmerman) Roth, was born Feb. 14, 1875 near Cropsey, Livingston Co., Ill.; departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Hamilton, on Jan. 12, 1956; aged 80 y. 10 m. 29 d. At the age of 23, he with his parents moved to Lamar, Mo. He was united in marriage to Emma Stuckey on Jan. 30, 1900. To this union were born 3 daughters (Mary-Mrs. John Hamilton, Irene-Mrs. Lester Barker, Zelma-Mrs. Clarence Kreider, all of Harper). They made their home near Lamar, Mo., until 1909 when they moved to Oklahoma and in 1913 they moved to Harper, Kans., where he spent the remainder of his life. On Nov. 30, 1925, he and his wife united with the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church where he was always a faithful member. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1947, his parents, one sister, a brother, and a grandson. He leaves to mourn his passing his 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Henry, Kiowa, Kans.; and Dan, Fairbury, Ill.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Ida Meiss, Louise and Emma Roth, and Mrs. Dan Huber, all of Fairbury), also a large number of other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Pleasant Valley Church on Jan. 15 in charge of Waldo E. Miller. Interment was made in the nearby cemetery.
Schmitt, Ida, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob S. Hallman, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., May 27, 1882; passed away Jan. 11, 1956; aged 73 y. 7 m. 14 d. She was a member of the Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, Ont. In 1905 she was married to George Schmitt, who predeceased her in 1940. This union was blessed with 7 children of whom these survive (Newton, Kitchener; Idella-Mrs. Leonard Shantz, Strausburg; Erma-Mrs. Myrrel Cressman, Breslau; and Edna-Mrs. Clifford Brewer, Kitchener). Also surviving are one brother (Manasseh Hallman, Petersburg, Ont.), and 13 grandchildren. One sister and one foster brother preceded her in death. Fuenral services were conducted Jan. 14 at the Shantz Mennonite Church by L. H. Witmer and J. C. Fretz, with burial in the Shantz Cemetery.
Stauffer, Vernon William, son of Christ D. and Mary (Eicher) Stauffer, was born near Milford, Nebr., Oct. 27, 1906; passed away Jan. 9, 1956, at his home in Wayland, Iowa, after a long illness with cancer; aged 49 y. 2m. 13 d. In his youth he gave his heart to Christ and united with the East Fairview Church. On Dec. 8, 1927, he was united in marriage with Lillie Stutzman. To this union were born 3 children, who survive (Phyllis-Mrs. Ellis Leichty, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Dareld, Wayland; and Carol, at home). Also surviving are his parents, the following brothers and sisters (Glen, Dorchester, Nebr.; Uriah and Lois-Mrs. Harvey Riley, both of Milford), and 4 grandchildren. In 1945 he with his family moved to Wayland, Iowa, where he united with the Sugar Creek Congregation. He was a faithful member until death. During this time he served 3 years as trustee. Several months before his death, he requested and received the anointing of oil. The Lord blessed him through this in many ways. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland on Jan. 11, in charge of Vernon Gerig and Willard Leichty. Interment was made in the nearby church cemetery.
Yoder, Johnathan Oliver, son of Christ and Rebecca (King) Yoder, was born Aug. 19, 1872, in Monroe Twp., Logan Co., Ohio; died on Nov. 27, 1955, at Mary Rutan Hospital where he was admitted the previous day for treatment of a fractured hip; aged 83 y. 2 m. 8 d. In the spring of 1901 he was untied in marriage to Lydia Barbara Yoder, who preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 1927. To this union were born 5 children (Seba-Mrs. J. Forest Kanagy, Gettysburg, Pa.; Edna Pearl, who died in childhood; Lydia Belle-Mrs. Ferman Krabill, Piqua, Ohio; Clarence O., West Liberty, and Roy E., New Hampshire, Ohio). In July, 1929, he was united in marriage to Allie M. Yoder and tot his union was born one daughter (Roselle, at home). Besides his wife and children, he is also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, 2 sisters (Mrs. C. H. King, West Liberty; Mrs. Joe Oesch, Spartanburg, Pa.), and 2 brothers (B. Frank, Millersburg, Ohio; Elmer, Springfield, Ohio). Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, taking an active part in all church activities. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church with Nelson Kanagy in charge, assisted by Ed Stoltzfus. Interment was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Beck, Emanuel, son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (King) Beck, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, April 1, 1885; died at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett, Ind., on Nov. 20, 1955, after a lengthy illness; aged 70 y. 7 m. 10 d. he was untied in marriage to Rosa Stuckey on Dec. 17, 1908. To this union 6 children were born (Ralph, on the home place; Harold, Melvin, Merle, all of Leon, Ind.; 2 infants preceded him in death.), when a young man he confessed his Christ and was baptized, uniting with the Leo Mennonite Church. Since marriage they resided in Allen Co., Ind. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Eddie, Ervin), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Schrock, Mrs. Rosa Greiser, Mrs. Clare Nafziger, all of Archbold, Ohio). His parents and one brother preceded him. He was a faithful member in the service for his Lord, serving as Sunday-school superintendent, assistant, and teacher. He was church treasurer for 32 years. When this church building remodeled he was a member of the building committee in 1947. Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at Leo Church by S. J. Miller and assisted by Jesse Short. Interment was made in the Leo Cemetery.
Bontrager, Eli A., son of Amos and Lydia (Miller) Bontrager, was born Dec. 16, 1861, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died at his home in Fairview, Mich., Jan. 19, 1956; aged 94 y.1 m. 3 d. On May 3, 1885, he was married to Katie J. Johns, who died on April 12, 1936. To this union were born 13 children, of which 2 sons and 2 daughters preceded him in death in infancy. In 1899 the family moved to Nappanee, Ind. Here he was ordained to the ministry on Aug. 23, 1900, where he served until he moved to Fairview, Mich., in Oct., 1903. There he was instrumental in organizing the Fairview Mennonite Church. He did much preaching in the neighboring villages, which he enjoyed very much. In the spring of 1916 the family moved to Midland, Mich., to care for the new church there. After the death of his wife, he did much traveling, visiting churches throughout the United States until his age forbade that. He preached his last sermon at Fairview, Dec. 16, 1951, on his 90th birthday. He leaves to mourn his passing 8 sons and one daughter (Ray, White Cloud, Mich.; Mable and Otis of Fairview; Ottis, St. Johns; Erie, Vestaburg; Floyd, Clare; Charley, Midland; Truman, Ashley; and Ernest, Estacada, Oreg.), 28 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives. He was the last of his immediate family. The last 11 years he enjoyed living in his home town of Fairview in the midst of his many friends and acquaintances, both young and old. His home was always an open house of friendship for all. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church on Jan.22, in charge of Harvey Handrich and Menno Esch, with burial at the Fairview Cemetery.
Brenneman, Manas J., son of John and Mary (Beachy) Brenneman, was born at Grantsville, Md., June 5, 1878; died at his home in Kalona, Iowa, Jan. 23, 1956; aged 77 y. 7 m. 18 d. In his youth he accepted the Lord as his Saviour. In 1907 he went to Iowa and on March 5, 1907, he was married to Lydia Miller. After their marriage they lived for a year in Grantsville, and then moved to Iowa where he had his home the rest of his life with the exception of two years, 1926 and 1927, when the family lived at Stuttgart, Ark. To this union, 12 children were born (Amanda-Mrs. Christ Nafziger, who died in 1946; infant daughter, died in 1910; Norman and Ezra, Wellman, Iowa; Edwin, North English, Iowa; Fannie-Mrs. Willis Miller, Dale and Floyd, Kalona; Robert, who died at he age of 4; Leta-Mrs. Paul W. Miller, and Ruth-Mrs. James Hershberger, Wellman; and Leroy, Manson, Iowa). In 1944 they moved from their farm to Kalona. For four consecutive winters they lived at Sarasota, Fla., and it was there that he suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered and which finally culminated in death. He regained some strength but for seven years was in a semi-invalid condition. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, the 9 children, 34 grandchildren, and 2 half sisters of the Nafziger grandchildren who were considered along with the other grandchildren, one sister (Amanda-Mrs. Sol Orendorf, Accident, Md.), one brother (Eli, Del Paso, Calif.), and a foster sister (Mrs. Rosella Orendorg, Accident). He was a regular attendant at services as long as health permitted, and even when unable to be about freely, he was brought to communion services and sat on a chair provided for him. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Conservative Church in charge of Morris Swartzendruber and Ivan J. Miller. Burial was made in the Gingerich Cemetery.
Buzzard, John Franklin, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Kreider) Buzzard, was born Oct. 1, 1874, near Goshen, Ind.; went to his eternal home Jan. 26, 1956;aged 81 y. 3 m. 25 d. He had gone to the home of his son, Harold, and sat down in the rocking chair awaiting the return of his son. He was found there, apparently having fallen asleep with a heart attack. He united with the Yellow Creek Church at an early age, and was a faithful member of the same until his decease. On Aug. 27, 1898, he was united in marriage to Clara Dausman, who preceded him in death March 9, 1915. On March 24, 1917, he united in marriage with Arvilla Blosser. Surviving are his wife, 4 sons (Merl L., and Harold of Elkhart, Ind.; Carl, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Wayne, Salt Lake City, Utah), 4 daughters (Lela-Mrs. Ordo Yoder, Middlebury, Ind.; Gladys-Mrs. Dale Yoder, Elkhart; Etta-Mrs. Otis Weaver, and Marian of Goshen), 22 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Alpheus, Goshen). He served 16 years as Sunday-school superintendent and many years as trustee of the church. As superintendent he urged the boys and girls to memorize Scripture verses and the books of the Bible, and rewarded them personally for their efforts. He was much concerned regarding the spiritual life and future welfare of his children. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church with Peter B. Wiebe in charge, assisted by John H. Mosemann. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Byler, Darlis Louise, daughter of Willie B. and Ella (Yoder) Byler, was born at Allensville, Pa., on Jan. 2, 1956; died three and one-half hours later. Cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, 5 brothers and one sister (Johnny, Esther, Daniel, Loren, Glenn, and Marlin), one grandmother (Mrs. Amanda Byler) and one grandfather (Dan A. Yoder). Graveside services were held on Jan. 2 by Erie Renno at the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Coy, William B., was born in Franklin Co., Pa., in Nov. 1871; died on Dec. 25, 1955, at the Franklin Farms. He was the last of his family. He was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Harold Hunsecker and Omar Martin on Dec. 28 at the Chambersburg Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Cullar, John Carig, infant son of John Allen and Lillie (Goering) Cullar, North Lima, Ohio, was born Jan. 11, 1956; died Jan. 13, 1956. He left the disappointed parents and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Cullar, North Lima, Ohio, and Mr. John C. Goering, McPherson, Kans.). The graveside service was conducted by Paul Yoder and Ernest Martin. The little body was laid to rest in the Midway Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana, Ohio.
Gangway, Mrs. Edith, daughter of the late Samuel and Susan (Caskey) Myers, was born Feb. 10, 1889; died at Reading, Pa., Hospital, Jan. 23, 1956; aged 66 y. 1 m. 13 d. She was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church. She was first married to James Beck, who died 37 years ago. Her second husband, William Gangway, died 22 years ago. Surviving are these sons and daughters (Edwin and Daniel Beck, Mrs. Bertha Fisher, Mrs. Lillie Kupp, Mary-Mrs. Henry Miller, Mabel-Mrs. Elwood Firestone; William and John Gangway), also 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters (Harry, Emma-Mrs. Enos Binkley, Florence-Mrs. Phares Shreiner, Mary-Mrs. George Steffy, and a twin brother Edwin). Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Funeral Home, Denver, Pa., by Howard Z. Good, with interment in Muddy Creek Cemetery.
Habegger, Alfred, son of David and Elizabeth (Lehman) Habegger, was born at Berne, Ind., July 26, 1893; served as a missionary to the Cheyenne Indians from June 1, 1918, until his death on Jan. 17, 1956. he is survived by his wife, Barbara, and 6 children, Marden, Jeanne, Helen, Esther, David, and Lois. A son, Bernard Samuel, preceded him on June 13, 1931. He served as a faithful servant of the Lord until his last day. Funeral services were held at the Petter Memorial Mennonite Church, Lame Deer, Mont., on Jan. 21 with Herbert Fretz, Willard Wiebe, Milton, Whiteman, and C. H. Bently officiating. Burial was made in the Busby Cemetery.
Hostetler, Mrs. Ada, daughter of Gabriel B. and Elizabeth (Rudy) Rohrer, was born June 20, 1890; died Dec. 11, 1955, of complications following an operation at Dunlap Hospital, Orrville, Ohio; aged 65 y. 5 m. 21 d. she was married to David J. Hostetler on Nov. 14, 1910. The husband, 2 children (Dorothy Mae-Mrs. Homer Kandel, Berlin, Ohio, and J. Willard of the home), 6 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Emma Mumaw, Orrville), and one brother (David, Orrville), together with a host of other relatives and friends survive to mourn their lass. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters. She united with the Martins Mennonite Church at an early age and remained a faithful member until death. She was always interested in the work of the church, lending a helping hand as there was opportunity. Funeral services were held at the Martins Church in charge of O. N. Johns, J. Robert Detweiler, and Stanford Mumaw. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Huddle, Clara, daughter of the late Emma (Ulmer) and John Huddle, was born in New Britain Twp., Pa., June 20, 1890; died in the Old People's Home, Souderton, Pa., Dec. 10, 1955; aged 65 y. 5 m. 20 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her young years and remained faithful till death. She had been with her sister, Mrs. Daniel Histand, most of the time. Ten years ago she made her home at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa. Surviving are one brother, and 4 sisters (Paul Huddle, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Mrs. John Youngbroader and Mrs. Claude Meyers, Plumsteadville, Pa.; Mrs. John Gross, Blooming Glen; and Mrs. Howard Shelly, Doylestown, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the East Mennonite Home Dec. 15 in charge of Joseph gross and Wilson Overholt. Burial was made in the Deep Run Cemetery.
Lauver, Roy Clayton, son of Chester B. and Freda (Graybill) Lauver, was born Feb. 5, 1937, at Mifflintown, Pa.; died Oct. 2, 1955, in an ambulance en route to the Sunbury Hospital following an automobile accident; aged 18 y. 7 m. 27 d. He is survived by his parents, grandparents (Clayton H., and Minnie B. Lauver, Bunkertown, Pa., and William W., and Jennie Graybill, Richfield, Pa.), one sister (Goldie Ann), and 3 brothers (Paul, Laurry, and Celo, all at home). Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church where he was a member in charge of Donald E. Lauver and Banks Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Long, Charles S., son of the late Henry and Mary (Schuler) Long, was born Sept. 7, 1881, in Quakertown, Pa.; passed away in his sleep Dec. 3, 1955, at Perkiomenville, Pa.; aged 71 y. 2 m. 26 d. He was a member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church. He was married twice, his first wife (Katie Emma Brandis Long) preceded him in death Aug. 25, 1942. Surviving are his wife, Emma (Zepp) Long, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, 5 sons, 2 daughters, 5 stepdaughters, and 2 stepsons. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at the Line Lexington Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Mrs. Sophianna, widow of Norman M. Martin, was born in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., on Feb. 3, 1884; passed away on Jan. 25, 1956, at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., where she had been a patient for several months; aged 71 y. 11 m. 22 d. She was married on March 20, 1948 to Norman M. Martin, who predeceased her on April 3, 1953. Since March 27, 1949, she was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church, having transferred her membership along with her husband's from the St. Jacobs's Mennonite Church. She leaves to mourn a sister (Mrs. Ezra Burkhardt, Elmira, Ont.), and a brother (Ananias, Waterloo, Ont.). The funeral was held at the Elmira Church on Jan. 27 with Oliver D. Snider and Howard S. Bauman officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the Martin's meetinghouse north of Waterloo, Ont.
Mast, Mrs. Rebecca, daughter of the late Jacob and Malinda (Beiler) Hartz, was born March 4, 1895;passed away on Jan. 14, 1956, at her home at Oley, Pa., after a brief illness; aged 60 y. 10 m. 10 d. She was married to John M. Mast on Jan. 17, 1922. She was a member of the Oley Mennonite Church and was president of its Sewing Circle. Her death was sudden, due to a heart attack. Besides her husband, she is survived by 7 children (Esther-Mrs. Paul G. Kniss, missionary at present home on furlough from Bihar, India; Edna-Mrs. James Good, Fleetwood, Pa.; Ida-Mrs. Henry Swartley, Harmony, N. J. ; Ruth Anna-Mrs. Darrel Otto, Cheraw, Colo.; Naomi-Mrs. Chester Sensenig, Mifflinburg, Pa.; Albert, Oley; and Selena Grace-Mrs. Kenneth Horning, Fleetwood, Pa.), also 9 grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Lydia H. Stoltzfus, Elverson, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Amos and Ira both of Elverson). Funeral services were held at the Oley Mennonite Church in charge of John Glick, Omar Kurtz, Ira Kurtz, and Christian Kurtz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nafziger, Katie, daughter of Christian and Lena (Nafziger) Schertz, was born near Hopedale, Ill., April 11, 1860; passed away at the Hopedale Hospital Jan. 19, 1956; aged 95 y. 9 m. 8 d. On March 16, 1884 she was married to Daniel Nafziger, who was a minister at the Hopedale Church from 1892 to 1934. He preceded her in death in 1934. To this union were born 4 sons and one daughter (John, Asa, and Mrs. Lena Litwiler of Minier, Ill.; Chris D. and Silas of Hopedale). Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Lydia Birky, Beemer, Nebr.). Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. At an early age she was baptized and received as a member of the church at Hopedale. She was a member of the first class of converts to be baptized in the Hopedale Church, where she was a regular attendant of the worship services until the last several years of her life. Funeral services were held on Jan. 21 at the Hopedale Church with Ivan Kauffman and Ben Springer officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Nusbaum, Le Roy Wayne, stillborn son of Richard and Velma (Kauffman) Nusbaum, was born Nov. 27, 1955, at Coleman Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. Besides his parents, he is survived by 2 sisters (Kathleen Sue and Mary Jane), the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Kauffman and Mrs. Ina Nusbaum Kauffman). One brother preceded him in death on May 20, 1948. Prayer services were held at the Chaddock Funeral Home in Morgantown, Ind., in charge of Oscar Schrock on Nov. 28. The following day services were held at the Yoder Funeral Home, Middlebury, Ind., and interment was made in the Grace Lawn Cemetery with Harold A. Yoder in charge.
Richer, David, son of Christian and Catherine (Lugbill) Richer, was born in Davis Co., Ind., Oct. 10, 1881; passed away very suddenly on Jan. 14, 1955, at Archbold, Ohio; aged 74 y. 3m. 4 d. He became a Christian when a very young man and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On March 4, 1909, he was united in marriage to Ida Sauder. They were blessed with 5 children, one daughter (Beulah, at home), 4 sons (Lester and Lawrence, Wauseon, Ohio; Orland, who passed away in 1926; and Ora, Archbold, Ohio). Surviving are his companion, the 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Henry and Samuel of Wauseon), one sister (Leah-Mrs. Joe Conrad). One grandchild also preceded him in death. He moved to Fulton Co., Ohio, in 1914 and settled on a farm near Wauseon until 1945 when he moved to Archbold, where he lived at the time of his death which was due to a heart attack. He became ill about 2 years ago but was well enough to be active with light duties and seldom missed a worship service when health permitted. Services were held at the West Clinton Mennonite Church on Jan. 18 with E. B. Frey, Olen Nofziger, and Dan L. Sommers officiating. Burial was made at Pettsiville Cemetery.
Schrock, John Henry, son of the late Joseph D. and Carolina (Hostetler) Schrock, was born in Brown Co., Ind., April 5, 1902; passed away Dec. 24, 1955, at Wooster, Ohio, on the way to the hospital after being hit by another car in an automobile accident; aged 53 y. 8m. 30 d. He had resided in Virginia and recently moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, where he was employed. He accepted his Saviour early in life and united with the Conservative Mennonite Church, to which he was faithful until death. In 1928, he was united in marriage to Esther Kathriene Ressler at Clarence, N.Y. To this union one daughter was born (Alice Mae) who with her mother mourns his departure. Also surviving are his stepmother (Mrs. Emma Schrock, Akron, N.Y.), 2 brothers (Irvin, Ligonier, Ind.; Gideon, Marilla, N. Y.), 5 half brothers (Alvin, Cochranton, Pa.; Perry, Tobias, Benjiman, and Joseph, all of Akron, N.Y.), and one half sister (Verna-Mrs. John Gurski, Wilson, N. Y.), besides a host of relatives and friends. His parents and a sister preceded him in death. On Dec. 29 funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church with Elmer Yoder, David Beachy, and Levi S. Beiler in charge. Interment was made in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Benjiman" is spelled correctly.
Sensenig, Harry M., of Washington Boro, Pa., son of the late John and Mary (Miller) Sensenig, was born in Martio Twp., Feb. 20, 1877; passed away Dec. 1, 1955, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry K. Bowman, where he spent the last few days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since his youth. He was married to Myra G. Hess, who passed away May 18, 1952. One son also preceded him in death. He is survived by the following children (George H., Mrs. Susan Habecker, Mrs. Willis Shaiebly, Mabel M., Harry H., Walter H., John H., Ruth E.-Mrs. Henry K. Bowman), also 23 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Masonville Mennonite Church in charge of C. K. Lehman, C. B. Charles, and Neb. Miller, on Dec. 4. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Shortzberger, Lillian Mae, widow of the late Jacob C. Shortzberger, and daughter of the late Geo. and Sally Knisley, was born March 19, 1874; died Dec. 20, 1955; at the home of her son, Samuel, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 81 y. 8 m. 1 d. She is survived by the following children (Mrs. Salome Enck, Lititz, Pa.; Anna-Mrs. Christ Musser, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Samuel K., Lancaster; Paul, Quarryville; Mark, Akron; Dorothy-Mrs. Harlan Hufford, upper Darby; Mae-Mrs. Roy Schlothauer, Lester, and Hazel-Mrs. John D. Meyers all of Lancaster), also 29 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Charles Hopple, Marysville), and a brother (Park Knisley, Newport). She was a faithful member of the Vine Street Mennonite Church. She had chosen her funeral text, II Tim. 4: 3-8, and also the songs for the funeral "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," and "Shall We Gather at the River." Funeral services were held at the Vine Street Church by D. S. Krady and Frank M. Enck. Interment was made in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
Smeltzer, Mrs. Salome E., daughter of John and Sarah Burkey, was born July 8, 1866, in Pennsylvania; departed this life at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Yoder, near Goshen, Ind., Dec. 8, 1955; aged 89 y. 5 m. On Sept. 5, 1883, she was united in marriage to Samuel Smeltzer, who preceded her in death on June 25, 1933. Soon after marriage they united with the Mennonite Church, and for many years her husband was a deacon in the Holdeman congregation. In this work she was privileged to help him, and was widely known in the church and community. All of their married life was spent around Wakarusa, Ind. She leaves to mourn her departure, 3 daughters (Clara-Mrs. Ray Yoder, Laura-Mrs. Francis Freed, Nappanee, Ind.; and Grace-Mrs. Ora Yoder, Shipshewana, Ind.), 7 sons (Calvin, and Joseph, Elkhart, Ind.; John and George, Goshen, Ind.; Arthur, Wakarusa; Roscoe, Highland; and Elmer, Kokomo, Ind.), and 3 brothers (Jerome, Nappanee; Ben, Wakarusa; and William of Michigan). A daughter, Emma Freed, preceded her in death on April 2, 1929. Surviving are also 47 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 11 at the Olive Mennonite Church with Simon Gingerich, J. C. Wenger, and C. A. Shank in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Steiner, Albert, son of Samuel J. and Lydia (Moser) Steiner, was born near Dalton, Ohio, April 22, 1900; passed away at the Barberton Citizen's Hospital, Barberton, Ohio, on Jan. 13, 1956; aged 55 y. 8m. 21 d. On Dec. 3, 1926, he was married to Minnie Steiner. To this union 4 children were born (Florence-Mrs. James Weaver, Orrville, Ohio; twin sons, Chester and Lester, Chester lives on the farm adjoining his parents at Orrville, and Lester and Vernon of the home.). Albert and his family have always lived in this community, having moved to their present farm near Kidron in 1940. He was a helpful and congenial neighbor and provided well for the physical needs of the family. His sudden departure was a shock to the family, their neighbors, and friends. The family feels comforted with the last few words he expressed before he went into the unconscious condition from which he never revived. Surviving are his companion 4 children, 6 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Frank and Reuben of Dalton, and Dennis of Wadsworth), 5 sisters (Etta-Mrs. Elmer Amstutz, and Levina-Mrs. Allen Amstutz, broth of Dalton; Ruth-Mrs. Moses Martin, and Esther-Mrs. Rudy Stauffer, both of Orrville; and Verna-Mrs. Vernon Smucker, Smithville.). Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on Jan. 16 at the Kidron Mennonite Church, with Reuben Hofstetter, Allen Bixler and Isaac Zuercher officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Troyer, Kent Arlen, infant son of Lawrence and Evelyn (Tyson) Troyer, was born Jan. 23, 1956, at the Goshen, Ind., Hospital; fell asleep in Jesus on Jan. 24, 1956. Surviving are the parents, a brother (Keith), the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tyson, Wakarusa, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Troyer, Spartanburg, Pa.). Short services were held Jan. 25 in the Troyer home with Peter Wiebe in charge. Burial was made in the Yellow Creek cemetery.
Whitmer, Anna, widow of the late Walter Whitmer, was born at Donnelson, Iowa, Dec. 24, 1872; passed away Jan. 8, 1956, at the Eureka, Ill., hospital; aged 83 y. 15 d. She is survived by one daughter, 3 grandsons, 8 great-grandchildren. She had been a resident of the Eureka Home since 1948, and had seemingly been in good health until 2 days prior to her passing when she was stricken with a severe heart condition. She was a member of the Metamora Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at a Peoria funeral home. Roy Bucher officiated. Burial was made in the Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Ill.
Zimmerman, James Elvin, son of Elmer and Erma (Troyer) Zimmerman, was born May 29, 1923, at Protection, Kans.; passed away Jan. 27, 1956, at the home of his sister Elsie-Mrs. Donald Gunden, Goshen, Ind., where he was spending the winter; aged 32 y. 7m. 28 d. he had enjoyed his usual health, and on the last evening he wrote a long letter home before retiring. He passed away of a heart attack in his sleep. At the age of 13 he joined the Protection Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member and worker until the Lord called him home. His thoughtfulness and willingness to help others will always be remembered by all who knew him as Bud. Besides his parents, he is survived by 3 brothers and 5 sisters (Elsie-Mrs. Donald Gunden, Goshen; Lois-Mrs. Charles Lauffer, Protection, Kans.; Wayne, Los Angeles, Calif.; Norma-Mrs. Rodger Conrad, Rock Falls, Ill.; Ruby, Goshen; Alfred, Myron, and Joann, at home), 3 nieces, and 2 nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Services were held in the Protection Mennonite Church, Jan.30, with interment in the church cemetery.
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Denlinger, Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Susanna (Eby) Denlinger, was born at Kradyville, Pa., Aug. 24, 1878; entered into rest at Paradise, Pa., Dec. 22, 1955, after a nine weeks illness followed by a stroke; aged 77 y. 4 m. 8 d. It was a shock to the family to find her unconscious when they thought she was improving. She was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church where she faithfully attended when health permitted. She was always s ready to help someone. She leaves to mourn her departure, 4 brothers (Henry, Intercourse, Pa.; Jacob, Paradise, Pa., where she had made her home; Willis, Lancaster, Pa., and Tobias, Hessdale, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents and a brother and sister preceded her in death. Services were held at the Paradise Church on Dec. 26 with Parke Book and Amos Weaver in charge. Burial was made in the Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.
Erb, Addison Schmidt, son of the late Jacob C. and Susanna (Schmidt) Erb, was born March 6, 1891, near Waterloo, Ont.; died on Jan. 14, 1956; aged 64 y. 10 m. 8 d. In 1916 he was married to Hilda B. Weber, who died in 1929. In 1944, he was married to Emma Bauman, who survives. Also surviving are a son (Bishop J. Frederick Erb, Sterling, Ill.), 2 daughters (Helen-Mrs. Clayton Burkholder, Breslau; Ruth-Mrs. Paul Martin, Hawkesville, Ont.), 4 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Joseph H. Weber, Elmina-Mrs. Ira Snyder, and Loretta-Mrs. Deldon Snider, all of Waterloo; Mae-Mrs. Addis Cressman, New Hamburg), and 7 grandchildren. A brother (Anson) and Melinda and Clara-Mrs. Wm. Knarr, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at the church in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by C. F. Derstine and O. Burkholder. Interment in the Erb Street Cemetery.
Grove, Ellen Marie, daughter of Martin B. and Iva S. (Showalter) Grove, Hanover, pa., was born Oct. 31, 1955; died Jan. 7, 1956, at the West Side Hospital, York, Pa.; aged 9 weeks. She was ill one week with intestinal flu. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Susan Mae), one brother (Lester H.), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Grove, Hanover, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. Showalter, Hagerstown, D.), and a great-grandmother (Mrs. Susan Reiff, Hagerstown). Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at Bair's meetinghouse with Harvey Shank and Richard Danner officiating. Interment was made in the York Road Cemetery.
Kalan, Cheryl Lynn, infant daughter of William and DeEtta Kalan, Detroit, Mich., was born Jan. 26, 1956; died 11 days later of "Toxis" pneumonia, on Feb. 6. Besides her parents she leaves a brother (Philip), and 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Lydia Burton and Mrs. Kalan). Services were conducted by J. Frederick Erb at the MaCabe Funeral Home in Detroit.
Mayer, Ezra, son of John L. and Mary (Jutzi) Mayer, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., on Feb. 15, 1893; passed over from this pilgrimage of life on Feb. 5, 1956, at his home in Pigeon, Mich.; aged 62 y. 11 m. 20 d. At the age of 15, he with his parents moved from near St. Agatha, Ont., to Pigeon, Mich., where he resided until his death. He accepted Christ in his youth. This life he ardently followed. He was a diligent student of the Scriptures and was much used in the work of the Sunday school. He patiently endured a lingering illness of nearly 15 years. He constantly rejoiced in the abundant provision of the grace of God supplied for sickness and pain. His radiant testimony will be long remembered by all who knew him. He leaves his companion, Anna (Byler) Mayer, who faithfully cared for him and with whom he lived for 35 years; 4 daughters and one son (Irene-Mrs. Henry Slabaugh, Vassar, Mich.; Gladys-Mrs. Gilbert Fenner, Flint, Mich.; Willard, Pigeon, Mich.; Lucille Mayer, Denbigh, Va., and Verda Mayer, at home), 7 grandchildren, one brother (Solomon, Pigeon), and one sister (Mrs. Marvin E. Miller, Fentress, Va.). Two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Pigeon River Conservative Church on Feb. 7 with Emanuel Swartzendruber and Earl Maust in charge. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.