Baer, Viola M., daughter of Joseph and Katie Baer, was born Jan. 11, 1902, near Archbold, Ohio; died July 23, 1957, the result of an auto collision while on her way to work in Archbold; aged 55 y. 6m. 12 d. Surviving are her mother, 4 sisters (Louella-Mrs. Dennis Short, Phoenix, Ariz.; Cora, at home; Huldah-Mrs. Floyd Sauder, both of Archbold; Rosella-Mrs. John Schnell, Milledgeville, Ill.), and 2 brothers (Clarence and Lawrence both of Archbold). Her father and one sister preceded her in death. At an early aged she confessed Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church, having her membership with the West Clinton congregation at the time of her death. She and her sister Cora spent 9 years helping in the Lord's work at Meadville, pa. later they served at Fairpoint, Ohio, for nearly a year. After the death of her father in 1950 she returned to the family home to be with her mother. Funeral services were held at the West Clinton Church in charge of Olen Nofziger and D. L. Sommers, assisted by Raymond Kramer and Nelson king. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Baker, Mary Ann, was born to Eli and Mary (Mast) Miller, on Feb. 13, 1877, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died July 20, 1957, after a lingering illness; aged 80 y. 5m. 7 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and at her passing was a member of the Protection, Kans., Mennonite Church. On Nov. 5, 1899, she was married to Henry Baker, who preceded her in death June 18, 1956, after more than 56 years of married life. This union was blessed with 7 children (Ora, Ralph, Chester, Clara-Mrs. Crist Beyler and Stella-Mrs. Jake Zimmerman, all of Protection; Florence-Mrs. Marvin King, Harper, Kans., and Ferne-Mrs. Verne Schultz, Wichita, Kans.). Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, 2 grandsons and 2 pair of twin granddaughters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the church and burial in the nearby cemetery.
Basinger, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Katherine (Gerber) Baumgartner, was born Oct. 22, 1867, near Kidron, Ohio; died Aug. 14, 1957, at her home near Kidron; aged 89 y. 9m. 23 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a faithful member of the Kidron Mennonite Church. She was blind for more than 5 years and had been unable to attend church services since June, 1949. On Feb. 9, 1893, she was married to Elias A. Basinger, who died 14 years ago. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters (David, Harrisonburg, Va.; Amos, Dalton, Ohio; Walter, at home; Sarah-Mrs. Enos Steiner, Dalton; and Mises Mary and Bertha Basinger, at home). Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Three sisters, one brother, and 3 grandchildren also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 17 at the Kidron Church with Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Weaver, Karen Rose, daughter of Martin M. and Grace (Horst) Weaver, was born Sept. 8, 1956; passed away on July 1, 1957, at her home in Wernersville, Pa., after an illness of 2 months; aged 9 m. 23 d. Surviving are her parents, 3 sisters, and one brother (Janice Elaine, Larry Ray, Julia Anne, and Betty Jean), all at home; her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Horst, Terre Hill, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Weaver, Denver, Pa.), great-grandparents (Mrs. Lydia Ann Sensenig, New Holland, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Martin M. Weaver, Richland). Funeral services were held at Bernville in charge of Amos Horst, assisted by Henry Weaver and Mahlon Zimmerman, with burial in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Yoder, Elizabeth, daughter of John C. and Fannie (Hochstetler) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, on Sept. 16, 1877; passed away at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, where she had been a patient for 5 weeks; aged 79 y. 9m. 29d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She was a faithful member of the East Union Mennonite Church at the time of her death. On Dec. 16, 1897, she was untied in marriage to Steve D.Yoder. Surviving are her husband, 7 daughters, and 3 sons (Anna-Mrs. Mose P. Yoder; Mary-Mrs. Bart Yotty; Lena-Mrs. Edwin Knepp; and Emma, all of Kalona; Orpha-Mrs. Jens Kramer, Chicago, Ill.; Lydia-Mrs. Anthony Myers, Goshen, Ind.; and Fannie, Long Beach, Calif.; John J. and Monroe, Kalona; and Henry), 6 brothers (Abner, Windom, Kans.; Harvey J., and Benjamin J., both of Kalona; Abe, Yoder, Kans.; Henry, Wellman; John W., Lagrange, Ind.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Clemens Miller, Millersburg, Ind., and Mary Ann Miller, Kalona), 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber and John Y. Swartzendruber were held at the East Union Church on July 18 with burial in the East Union Cemetery.
Yoder, Sheila Yvonne, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, to Dr. Carl H. and Naomi (Schrock) Yoder, on Feb. 2, 1957; died June 28, 1957; aged 4 m. 3w. 5 d. At 12 weeks she was stricken with a malignant tumor which caused her death. Surviving are her parents, a sister (Marcia Kay), a brother (Kevin Carl), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. William E. Schrock and Mrs. Lincoln Yoder). Grandfather Yoder passed away just 4 days before Sheila. Funeral services were conducted at the Berlin Mennonite Church on July 1 by S. W. Sommer, Paul Hummel, and D. D. Miller.
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Beechy, Ida Mae, daughter of Jonathan and Esther Hartzler, was born Nov. 3, 1877, near Bellefontaine, Ohio; passed away after an illness of about 6 weeks on Aug. 23, 1957; aged 79 y. 9 m. 20d. On Feb. 4, 1908, she was married to John Beechy. They made their home in Holmes Co., Ohio, until the death of her husband in 1940, after which she made her home in Orrville, Ohio. She is survived by 3 daughters (Laura-Mrs. Oliver Plummer, Kitchener, Ont.; Martha-Mrs. Eugene Stuter, and Esther-Mrs. Milton Falb, both of Orrville), 2 sons (Paul, Sharon Center, Ohio; and Mark, Wooster), 15 grandchildren, one sister (Esther-Mrs. Ira Eigsti, Sarasota, Fla.), 5 brothers (Simon, Wakarusa, Ind.; David J., West Liberty, Ohio; Enos F., Riverton, W. Va.; Noah D., Goshen, Ind.; and Harvey J., Marshallville, Ohio), one stepdaughter (Maggie-Mrs. Levi Miller, Wellman, Iowa), 9 step grandchildren, 21 step great-grandchildren, and 5 step great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, 2 brothers, 2 stepdaughters, and 3 stepsons. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and at the time of her death was a member of the Orrville Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Aug. 25 with Harold Bauman and I. W. Royer in charge Interment was made in Martins Creek Cemetery.
Bender, Barbara H., daughter of the late Christian and Catherine (Honderich) Bender, was born in Wilmot Twp.,Ont., Jan. 19, 1869; died at her home in East Zorra at the age of 88 y. 6m. 15d .In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the East Zorra A. M. Church. She is survived by one sister (Mrs. Lydia Roth, East Zorra), and by many other relatives. Four sisters and six brothers predeceased her. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church by Daniel Wagler and Henry Yantzi with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Burkholder, Henry Jacob, son of Henry S. and Barbara (Bally) Burkholder, was born near Roanoke, Ill., July 9, 1879; passed away at the home of his son, Clayton, Goshen, Ind., Aug. 11, 1957; aged 78 y. 1 m. 2 d. When he was 2 years old, his parents moved to Collum, Ill., where he lived until moving to Goshen, Ind., in 1914. On Dec. 6, 1910, he was married to Sarah Wenger, who preceded him in death in 1952. The children include Esther, deceased, and the following (Lowell, White Cloud, Mich.; Clayton, Ruth-Mrs. Paul Yoder, Bertha-Mrs. Virgil Goetz, and Mildred-Mrs. Earl Yoder, all of Goshen). There were 21 grandchildren two of that number deceased. Two brothers also preceded him in death. He became a faithful member of the Prairie Street Church in 1921. Funeral services were in charge of J. B. Shenk and D. A. Yoder, with interment in the Prairie Street Cemetery.
Burkholder, Laura Rebecca, daughter of Jacob and Virginia (Sutter) Wenger, was born Aug. 23, 1889, at Edon, Va.; died July 20, 1957, in Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., after a short illness; aged 67 y. 10 m. 27 d. She became a Christian and joined the Mennonite Church when a young girl. On Jan. 20, 1914, she was married to Lewis A. Burkholder, who survives. Also surviving are their 3 sons and 2 daughters (James, Nelson, Lewis, Jr., June-Mrs. L. B. Weber, and Frances, all of Denbigh, Va.), and 9 grandchildren. She was a member of a family of 15 children. A brother preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 brothers and 9 sisters (John, Luther, and Perry, Lincille, Va.; Homer D., Wellman, Iowa; Mary, Florence, Maggie, Katie, and Lillie-Mrs. A. M. Faught, Linville, Va.; Clara-Mrs. Ray Shenk, Elkridge, Md.; Sally-Mrs. H. D. Weaver, Annie-Mrs. P. S. Martin, and Lucy-Mrs. Jacob A. Shenk, Park View, Harrisonburg, Va.). Funeral services were at the Warwick River Church were conducted by Truman H. Brunk and John H. Shenk, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Erb, Joel, son of Daniel and Margaret Gingerich Erb, was born Feb.17, 1875, at Zurich, Ont.; passed away July 23, 1957, at the home of his daughter; aged 82 y. 5m. 6d. Though in failing health for some time he was bedfast only two days due to a stroke. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and was a member of the East Fairview Mennonite Church at Milford, Nebr., at the time of his death. In early youth he with his parents moved from Canada to Nebraska where he lived until the last few months when he went to Wellman, Iowa. In 1892, he was united in marriage to Laura J. Miller who passed away in 1897. On Jan. 15, 1908, he married Louisa Stutzman who preceded him in death July 9, 1946. Surviving are his daughter (Manervia-Mrs. Aaron Beckler), a foster son (Forrest, Canton, Ohio), a sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Yantzi, Milford, Nebr.), 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, a son, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Mennonite Church on July 25, with Max Yoder and George S. Miller in charge. Burial in the Wellman Mennonite Cemetery.
Good, Mary, daughter of the late George B. Schmitt and Susan Brubacher, was born in Waterloo Co., March 28, 1867; passed away after a lengthy illness at the home of her son, Abner Good, St. Jacobs, Ont., Aug. 14, 1957; aged 90 y. 4m. 17 d. On Feb. 5, 1888, she was married to Samuel Good who predeceased her. To this union were born 2 sons (Abner and Jacob, both of St. Jacobs). She accepted Christ as Saviour in her youth and joined the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Church Aug. 17 by Roy S. Koch, with interment in the St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery.
Hess, K. Florence, daughter of the late Ezra and Amanda (Keller) Brubaker, was born April 2, 1888; passed away at her home near Lititz, Pa., Aug. 1, 1957; aged 69 y. 3m. 30 d. Death was due to coronary thrombosis. Her husband, John S. Hess, is a minister of the Hess Mennonite Church, and she always took an active part in the work of the church. Surviving are her husband, these children (Mabel-Mrs. Marlin Lauver, Scottdale, Pa.; Richard B., James B., Mary-Mrs. Harold Lefever and John E., all of Lititz; Anna Mae-Mrs. Abram Brubaker, Myerstown; and Arlene-Mrs. Rupert Turman, Allisonia, Va.), 25 grandchildren and a sister (Mabel-Mrs. Clayton Kreider, Lancaster, Pa.). Services were held at the Hess Church on Aug. 4 with Mahlon Zimmerman, Melvin H. Lauver, Raymond Bucher, Frank Sturpe, and Donald Lauver taking part. Interment was made in the Hess Cemetery.
Hostetter, Ruth Edna, daughter of the late E. J. and Mary (Rhodes) Berkey, was born July 18, 1899, at Middlebury, Ind.; died at her home in Park View, Harrisonburg, Va., July 29, 1957; aged 58 y. 11 d. She gave her heart to the Lord at the age of10 and devoted herself whole-heartedly in unselfish Christian service. On May 7, 1922, she married John J. Hostetter, who survives with one daughter (Gladys L. Burke, Newport News), and one son (John L. Jr., Harrisonburg), also 4 grandchildren, her stepmother (Mary M. Berkey, Park View), 4 sisters (Mrs. Martin Weaver, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Ralph Smith, Oronogo, Mo.; Mrs. Norman Wenger, Lancaster, Pa.; and Marietta Berkey, Wooster, Ohio), 4 half sisters (Mrs. George Reno and Mrs. Harry Reno, Akers, La.; Mrs. Earl Schrock, Scottdale, Pa., and Elsie Berkey, Harrisonburg), and one half brother (Earl A. Berkey, New Orleans, La.). Services were held Aug. 1 at the Eastern Mennonite College chapel, with interment in Lindale Cemetery. The deceased selected the text I Cor. 15: 55-58, and the following participated in the services: Norman Derstine, Norman Yutzy, John R. Mumaw, and J. L. Stauffer.
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Landis, Elias N., was born Aug. 27, 1897, in Lower Salford Township on the farm where he spent his lifetime, to Abram and Emma (Nice) Landis, passed away July 24, 1957; aged 59y. 10m. 27 d. on Oct. 24, 1928, he was ordained as a minister in the Salford Mennonite Church in which capacity he served the congregation for more than 28 years. He had a shepherd's heart and a loving concern for all of the flock. He loved his Lord, was devoted to His Word, and was jealous for His church. With clear vision and good conduct he sought to lead the flock of God. During the past year he suffered the affliction of cancer in the throat. He very patiently waited on the Lord, took treatment from physicians, called for anointing, and expected the Lord to restore him that he might again give his word of testimony for his Lord. This privilege was denied him and since last January his voice was silent in public. However, his testimony continues, for "he being dead yet speaketh." On June 22, 1918, he was united in marriage to Sallie M. Alderfer, who survives, as do the 12 children who were born to this union (Curtis, Abram, and Melvin, Harleysville; Elias Jr., Centereach, L. I.; Betty-Mrs. Roydan Landis, Harleysville; Doris-Mrs. Richard Landis, Hatfield; Mary Jane-Mrs. Robert Bergey, Souderton; Emma, Sara Kathryn, Ruth, Susan, and James at home). His mother, one brother and one sister also survive. Funeral services were held July 29, in the Salford Church, in charge of Rein Alderfer, Henry L. Ruth, and John E. Lapp, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Marner, Isaac G., son of Gideon and Elizabeth (Gehman) Marner, was born in Johnson County, Iowa, Jan. 7, 1868; passed away Aug. 18, 1957, at his home in Wellman; aged 89 y. 7 m. 11 d. His death was caused by a second stroke which had occurred several weeks previously. On Dec. 25, 1892, he was married to Mary Miller, who preceded him in death Dec. 7, 1918. On Oct. 14, 1923, he was married to Mary Dickel. Surviving are his wife Mary and 10 children (Martha-Mrs. Erlis Breneman, and Cora, Kalona; Ray, Wellman; David, Kalona; Gertrude-Mrs. Joe Miller, Washington; Mrs. Mary Amy Hochstetler, Kalona; Leta-Mrs. Ed. Maust, Bay Port, Mich.; Elmarie-Mrs. John Capper, Keota; Lola and Anna Mae, at home), one brother (Gideon, Wellman), one sister (Alice, Kalona), 25 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He became a Christian in his youth, uniting with the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, later transferring his membership to the Wellman congregation. He maintained an active interest in the church and attended services as long as health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Church, in charge of George S. Miller, Max Yoder, and John Y. Swartzendruber. Burial in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.
Martin, Eli B., son of the late Eli Martin, was born Oct. 31, 1891, near Elmira, Ont.; passed away at his home in Elmira, Ont., Aug. 15, 1957; aged 65 y. 9m. 14 d. He had suffered from a heart condition for many years. He became a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church in 1925, and in later years showed an increasing appreciation for his Lord. On Dec. 22, 1914, he was married to Hannah Bearinger. He is survived by his wife, 6 children (Elmeda-Mrs. Samuel R. Martin, Elmira; Ibra, at home; Florence-Mrs. Angus Martin, Kitchener; Erla-Mrs. Melvin Beuhler, Wallenstein, Ont.; Robert, Alma, Ont.; and Wilbert, at home), 4 brothers (Daniel, Floradale; David, Elmira; Peter and Henry of Elmira), 3 sisters (Mrs. Oziah Bauman, St. Jacobs; Mrs. Leander Clemmer, Waterloo; and Mrs. Isaac Brubacher, Elmira), and 6 grandchildren. Three sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Elmira Mennonite Church in charge of Howard S. Bauman assisted by Oliver D. Snider. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Voegtlin, Joseph, son of John Chrisost and Catharina (Bassler) Voegtlin, was born near Mulhausen, France, Feb. 28, 1888; passed away July19, 1957; aged 69 y. 4m. 19 d. Approximately one year he had been in failing health, and death was caused by the cumulative effects of cancer. In 1893, he with his father and stepmother, left France and moved to America, locating near Wayland, Iowa. In 1915 he moved to a farm near Tofield, Alta., where he resided until his death. On March 24, 1915, he was united in marriage to Fannie Stauffer. To this union were born 4 children (Mary-Mrs. Fred Martin, Lacombe, Alta.; Paul, Ruth-Mrs. Donald Yoder, and Joseph, all of Tofield). His first wife preceded him in death June 30, 1952. On June 2, 1955, he was married to Myrtle Huber of Leola, Pa. Surviving are his wife, 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Albert, New Westminster, B. C.; and Charles, Belfort, France). At the age of 17 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church near Wayland, Iowa, later transferring his membership to the Salem congregation near Tofield. He maintained an active interest in the church, serving as trustee for many years. The last few years of his life he enjoyed several opportunities to render voluntary service at the MCC center in Akron, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Salem Mennonite Church by J. B. Stauffer and M. D. Stutzman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
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Bittle, George Frederick, son of Adam and Sarah Bittle, was born Oct. 2, 1890, in Berlin, Ohio; died at Wooster Community Hospital on Aug. 23, 1957; aged 66 y. 10m. 21 d. In his youth he became a member of Martin's Creek Mennonite Church. Since 1930 he made his home with J. C. Rederich. Surviving are 3 brothers (Henry, Massillon; Floyd, Uniontown; and Russell, Ashland), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Dan Hershberger, Berlin; Mrs. William Yoder, Sugarcreek; and Mrs. Violet Frost, Shreve). Funeral services were conducted at the Elliot-Hartline Funeral Home in Millersburg, Ohio, on Aug. 25 in charge of Simon W. Sommer. Burial in Martin's Creek Cemetery.
Conrad, Peter R., son of John C. and Catherine (Ramseyer) Conrad, was born in Baughman Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 2, 1871; passed away Aug. 22, 1957, at his home in Smithville, Ohio, after a long illness; aged 85 y. 10m. 22 d. On Feb. 12, 1895, he was married to Caroline Gerig, who preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 1897. To this union was born one daughter (Nettie-Mrs. J. E. Rufenacht). On Feb. 13, 1900, he was married to Barbara Eicher, who preceded him in death on June 27, 1957, just eight weeks earlier. Surviving are 3 daughters (Nettie-Mrs. J. E. Rufenacht, Stryker, Ohio; Elva-Mrs. M. A. Horst, Smithville, Ohio; and Marjorie-Mrs. Dwight Weldy, Goshen, Ind.), 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Martin Conrad, Sterling, Ohio). He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until his death. Funeral services were held on Aug. 25, at the Oak Grove Church, with John Drescher and Virgil Gerig officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Good, Henry, son of Henry H. and Susan (Ressler) Good, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Oct. 12, 1882; died in the Halifax Community Hospital, South Boston, Va., Aug. 23, 1957; aged 74 y. 10 m.11 d. At the age of six he with his parents, moved to Knoxville, Tenn., where he grew to manhood. Early in life he accepted Christ and united with the Concord Mennonite Church. On Oct. 1, 1904, he was united in marriage to Cora Frances Brenneman of Elida, Ohio. Two years later they moved to South Boston, Va., where they lived and served the church and community for the past 50 years. On June 29, 1952, he was ordained as deacon and served in this capacity as long as health permitted. At the time of his death he was also serving as church treasurer and trustee. Surviving are his wife, 7 daughters (Mrs. Arthur S. Brunk and Mrs. Roy E. Brunk, both of South Boston, Va.; Mrs. Henry C. Stalter, Wayneboro, Va.; Beulah, Mary, Ruth, and Lena, at home), 2 sons (Louis and Ira, both of South Boston, Va.), 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 3 brothers (Mrs. Wm. Jennings, Knoxville, Tenn.; Mary M. Good, Arcola, Ill.; Emmanuel, Elida, Ohio; John F., Knoxville, Tenn.; and Levi B., Roanoke, Va.). His parents, 3 sisters and 2 brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Ebenezer Mennonite Church, South Boston, Va., in charge of Franklin Weaver and Daniel Lehman. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Hinkle, Susie, daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah (Leitzel) Brubaker, was born Sept. 9, 1888, at Port Trevorton, Pa.; passed away at her birthplace in Port Trevorton on July 19, 1957; aged 68 y. 10 m. 10 d. She had been in ill health for several years and was bedfast since February. In 1902, she moved to Harper, Kans., with her parents, and in 1907 was married to Jacob F. Hinkle. In 1936 they moved back to Port Trevorton. On May 7, 1957, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church at Harper, Kans., later transferring her membership to the Susquehanna Mennonite Church at Port Trevorton. Surviving are her husband, 3 sons (Joseph and Elmer, Port Trevorton; and Milford, Freeburg, Pa.), 3 daughters (Helen-Mrs. Edward Arnold, Port Trevorton; Imogene-Mrs. Stanley Eyer, Northumberland, Pa.; and Sara, at home), 5 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Anna Thut, Elmdale, Kans.), and one brother (J. L. Brubaker, Port Trevorton). One son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Susquehanna Church in charge of Donald Lauver, assisted by Boyd Kauffman. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
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