Brenneman, Emery A., son of Abraham and Sarah (Otto) Brenneman; born Oct. 15, 1888, near Wellman, Iowa; died Dec. 14, 1958, at Wellman of an advanced malignancy; aged 70 y. 1 m. 30 d. Married to Alice Bender, Parnell, Iowa, on Nov. 22, 1914. Surviving are his wife, 4 children (LaFern- Mrs. Ray M. Yoder, Willard, Nina- Mrs. Paul L. Miller, and Orval E., all of Wellman), 2 brothers (Erlis and Ed, Kalona), and 11 grandchildren. One sister and one grandchild preceded him in death. He was a member of the West Union Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 17, in charge of Herman E. Ropp; interment in church cemetery.
Grooms, Margaret Ann, was born Feb. 11, 1872, at Pond Bank, Pa.; died Jan. 7, 1959, at Pond Bank, of infirmities of old age; aged 86 y. 10 m. 27 d. Married to Oliver Grooms, who died in 1937. Surviving are the following children (John, Frank, Chester, and May, of Pond Bank: Mrs. James Miley, Mrs. Phoebe McMullen, and Virgie, of Chambersburg) and a sister (Mrs. Charles Dumu, Chambersburg). Funeral services at the Pond Bank Church, Jan. 10, were in charge of Harvey E. Shank and Marlin Lehman; interment in Mont Alto Cemetery.
Herring, Phyliss, daughter of Washington and Annie (Olfenbacker) Coverstone; born Sept. 17, 1888, in Rockingham Co., Va.; died Dec. 31, 1958, in the Smithland Nursing Home, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 70 y. 3 m. 14 d. Married in 1912 to J. W. Coffman; after his death she married George Carman Herring, who died in 1950. Surviving are one son (Lawrence W. Coffman, Portsmouth, Va.) and 2 brothers (Vernice and Medford, both of Elkton, Va.). She was a member of the Elkton Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Brill Funeral Home, Elkton, Jan. 2, were in charge of Harold H. Lahman; interment in Elk Run Cemetery.
Kratz, Oliver B., son of Harry and Anna (Bishop) Kratz; born Aug. 24, 1879, near Chalfont, Pa.; died Dec. 20, 1958, at the home of his daughter in Souderton, Pa., after an illness of several years; aged 79 y. 3 m. 26 d. Married on Nov. 28, 1901, to Anna Moyer at Chalfont, Pa. Surviving are his wife, 2 children (Walter M. and Laura- Mrs. James Moyer), 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 5 half brothers and sisters (Mrs. Clara Kern, Mrs. Ellis Schneebeli, Chas. Kratz, Mrs. Stanley Hagen, and Mrs. Ruth Burr). He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 24 with David F. Derstine, Jr., officiating; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.
Litwiller, Lilly, daughter of Joel and Magdalena (Gascho) Beckler; born Dec. 28, 1888, near Zurich, Ont.; died at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Jan. 13, 1959; from burns suffered when clothing ignited from a gas stove on Jan. 12; aged 70 y. 1 m. 16 d. Married on March 19, 1919, to Simon Litwiller, Hopedale, Ill. Surviving are her husband, 4 children (Glen and Earl, Manson; Edythe- Mrs. Eldon King, Conneaut Lake, Pa.; and Bernice- Mrs. Mervin Gerber, Adamsville, Pa.), 20 grandchildren, 7 sisters (Barbara Lockhart, Manson; Sarah Smith, Prude Home, Sask.; Anna Birkey, Kouts, Ind.; Lydia Erb, Zurich, Ont.; Susie Eichelberger, Hopedale, Ill.; Adeline Eichelberger, Kouts, Ind.; and Louella Eichelberger, Hebron, Ind.), and 2 brothers (Mose Beckler, Exeter, Ont.; and Chris Beckler, Meadville, Pa.). She was a member of the Manson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, with Edward Birkey and Nicholas Stoltzfus officiating; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Martin, Alvin Glenn, son of Ivan C. and Arlene (Buckwalter) Martin, Lancaster, Pa.; born Jan. 7, 1953, at Lancaster, Pa.; died Dec. 29, 1958, at his home; aged 5 y. 11 m. 22 d. Surviving are parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Melvin, Kenneth, Barbara Jean, David, Lois Ann, and Irvin). He attended the Sunnyside Church and Sunday School. Funeral services were held at the Mellinger Church, Jan. 1, in charge of David High; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Henry, son of Aaron and the late Susie (Weaver) Martin; born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 22, 1910; passed away at his home in Ronks, Pa., Nov. 30, 1958; aged 47 y. 11 m. 8 d. Surviving are his father and the following brothers and sisters (Weaver and Anna Mary, Ronks, Pa.; Etta- Mrs. Joseph Weaver, East Earl, Pa.; Lena- Mrs. Paul Dombach, Quarryville, Pa.; Aaron, Lancaster, Pa.; and Daniel J ., Strasburg, Pa.). Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at the Old Road Church, in charge of Martin Hershey and Galen Hostetler; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Martin, John W., son of the late David H. and Caroline (Wise) Martin; born Oct. 20, 1883. in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died after several months of illness in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital; aged 75 y. 2 m. 14 d. Surviving are his wife, Minia (Eckenrode) Martin. Chambersburg, Pa., an adopted daughter (Betty Jane Martin, at home), a foster son (Ambrose Patterson, Upper Strasburg), 2 brothers (David H., Shippensburg; and Jacob B., Chambersburg), one sister (Mrs. Annie Plasterer, Shippensburg), 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Rowe Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 6, in charge of Harry Witmer, Walter Lehman, and Amos Martin; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Miller, Jerry Lee, infant son of Daniel Dennis and Joyce Elaine (Fenton) Miller, Leonard, Mo., born at the Levering Hospital, Hannibal, Mo., Jan. 13, 1959; passed away Jan. 18; aged 5 days. Surviving are his parents, his twin brother, Garry Lynn, his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Lewis G. Fenton, Phildelphia, Mo.; and Mr. and Mrs. Noah A. Miller, Pryor, Okla.), and great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Fenton, Philadelphia, Mo.; and Mr. J. D. Abraham, Newton, Kans.). Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at the Pea Ridge Church, in charge of David A. Hathaway; interment in church cemetery.
Miller, Levi J., son of John J. and Mary (Christner) Miller; born Sept. 25, 1881, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died at his home near Goshen, Ind., of a heart attack, Jan. 4, 1959; aged 77 y. 3 m. 10 d. Married on March 7, 1907, to Mary Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters (Anan and Solomon, Goshen; Willis, Mio, Mich.; Gertie- Mrs. Ammon Miller and David, Goshen; and Mary Ann- Mrs. Chester Miller, Kalona, Iowa), 37 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (John, Goshen; Jacob, Middlebury; and Oby, Amboy, Ind.), and 2 sisters (Mattie- Mrs. Andrew Yoder, Goshen; and Fannie Kuhns, Nappanee, Ind.). Preceding him in death were his parents, 2 sons, 2 daughters; 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was ordained to the office of deacon on Oct. 14, 1923. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Amish meeting house on Jan. 8, in charge of Elam Hochstetler, Clarence Yoder, and Milo Yoder; interment in Nisley Cemetery.
Miller, Susie May (Unzicker), was born May 10, 1887; died Dec. 16, 1958, at the La Junta Mennonite Hospital, La Junta, Colo.; aged 71 y. 7 m. 6 d. Married on Dec. 29, 1907, to L. C. Miller, who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1955. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters. One son also preceded her in death. Surviving and 6 children (LeRoy, Mesa, Ariz.; Frank and Donald, Boise, Idaho; Jerry, Moccasin, Mont.; Florence Landis Foster, Bosie; and Mary McKelly, Melba, Idaho), 2 brothers (Vernon, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Glen, Elkhart, Ind.), and a sister (Ruth Himbaugh, Elkhart, Ind.). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Colorado Springs, Colo., where her husband was pastor for many years until his health failed. She was blind for nearly 22 years, and two years ago she fell and broke her shoulder; since that time she was a complete invalid, and a patient in the Mennonite Hospital. Funeral services were held at the Blunt Mortuary, Colorado Springs, Dec. 19.
Roth, David K., son of the late Christian B. and Annie (Kuepfer) Roth; born June 28, 1879, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died Dec. 9, 1958, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., after an illness of 5 days following a stroke; aged 79 y. 5 m. 11 d. On Jan. 23, 1908, he was married to Barbara Jantzi, who survives. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters. Surviving are 9 children. One daughter and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. (Elmer, Michael, David, and Ernest, of the Wellesley district; Alvin, London Rescue Mission,. London, Ont.; John, Ailsa Craig, Ont.; Milton, Toronto; Nancy -Mrs. Aaron Bast, and Barbara- Mrs. Nelson Zehr, with whom they resided), one brother (John K.), and one sister (Mrs. Leah Gingerich), Baden, Ont. He was a member of the Maple View congregation, where memorial services were held Dec. 12 by Samuel Schultz and Christian Streicher; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Schertz, Emma A., daughter of David and Anna (Reeser) Ulrich; born Feb. 21, 1881, at Eureka, Ill.; died Jan. 10, 1959, at Dewey, Ill., of a lung congestion; aged 77 y. 10 m. 20 d. On Dec. 15, 1903, at Roanoke, Ill., she was married to August W. Schertz, who died Oct. 16, 1939. Surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Lloyd, Lowpoint, Ill.; Roy T., Flanagan; Irene- Mrs. Emery Heiser, Foosland; Mrs. Blanche Grieser, San Bernardino, Calif.; and Hilda- Mrs. Raymond Heiser, Dewey), 22 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters (Peter and David, Eureka, Ill.; Emmanuel, Roanoke, Ill.; Mrs. Barbara Schertz, Mrs. John Harnish, and Mrs. Will Schrock, Eureka; and Mrs. Elizabeth Schertz, Falfurrias, Texas). One brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Metamora Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 13, in charge of Roy Bucher and Harold Zehr; interment in Harmony Cemetery.
Schlosser, John C., son of Clayton C. and Edna (Clemens) Schlosser, Telford, Pa.; born April 14, 1920, in Towamencin Twp., Pa.; died Jan. 10, 1959, in the George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., after a five-year illness of chronic leukemia; aged 38 y. 8 m. 27 d. Married in October, 1943, to Evelyn Smith, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter and a son (Nancy Jane and John Clemens, Jr., of Denbigh, Va), his parents, 4 brothers (Jacob C., Clayton C., Jr., and David C., Telford, Pa.; and Paul C., Lederach, Pa.), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Russell Platchek, Yerkes, Pa.; Mrs. Reuben Christophel, Lansdale; Mrs. Anthony Skrzat, North Wales; and Mrs. George Heilemann, Lederach). During World War II he served in CPS camps in California, Maryland, and Virginia. He was a member of the Woodridge Mennonite Church, Washington, D.C. Funeral services were held at the Warwick Church, Denbigh, Va., Jan. 12, with John H. Shenk and Nelson Burkholder in charge; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Sell, Baby Girl, daughter of Harlan and Catherine (Shipe) Sell; stillborn Dec. 19, 1958. Surviving are her parents and 2 brothers. Graveside services were held the following day at the Goshen Mennonite Cemetery, Laytonsville, Md.
Shank, Ada Elizabeth, daughter of George W. and Frances (Beery) Showalter; born May 18, 1887, at Centerville, Va.; died Dec. 21, 1958, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 71 y. 7 m. 3 d. Married to Elmer Shank, who preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Leta Longworth, Hagerstown, Md), 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Arthur Showalter, Yorktown, Va.), and one sister (Mrs. Ernest E. Snyder, Waynesboro, Va.), She was a member of the Weaver Church, where funeral services were held by Aldine Brenneman, Daniel W. Lehman, and Harold Eshleman; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Shantz, Amos, son of Henry and Veronica (Martin) Shantz; born in North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 3, 1885; died Nov. 27, 1958, in the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital; aged 73 y. 3 m. 24 d. Married on April 24, 1912, to Emma Spaeth, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Gordon W ., Harrisonburg, Va.; Norman E., Ayr, Ont.; Mary- Mrs. Stewart Witmer, Gait, Ont.; and Irene- Mrs. Elton Kinzie, Preston, Ont.), 16 grandchildren, and one brother (Levi, Kitchener). Two brothers, 2 sisters, and 2 sons preceded him in death. He was a member of the Roseville Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 30, in charge of Curtis C. Cressman and Arnold Cressman; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Shirk, Chester F., son of Leroy B. and Edith (Frankhouser) Shirk; born April 10, 1921, in Bareville, Pa.; died July 16, 1958, at the Reading, Pa., Hospital, after suffering two weeks from a heart attack; aged 37 y. 3 m. 6 d. Married in February, 1940, to Anna Horning, who survives. Also surviving are a son and 3 daughters (Arthur, Lois, Miriam, and Sara, all at home), 3 brothers (Warren, Atmore, Ala.; Mervin, Sarasota, Fla.; and Roy, Somalia, Africa), one sister (Esther Shirk, Lebanon, Pa.), his father and stepmother, and 3 half sisters (Helen, Ruth, and Shirley Shirk). His mother preceded him in death in 1939. He was a contractor and builder, and a member of the Myerstown Church. Services were held in the new church, north of Myerstown, which he was building at the time of his death. Services were conducted by Amos Horst, Earl Hurst, and Noah Burkholder; burial in the new cemetery adjoining the church.
Short, Ezra, son of the late Joseph B. and Christina (King) Short; born Feb. 1, 1890, near Archbold, Ohio; died Dec. 22, 1958 about two months after surgery; aged 68 y. 10 m. 21 d. Married on March 5, 1912, to Mary Wyse, who survives. Also surviving are their 4 sons and one daughter (Earl J., Delta, Ohio; Glenn, Tucson, Ariz.; Wilmer, Chester, and Letha- Mrs. Verden Beck, all of Archbold), 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers (Emanuel and Simon, of Archbold; Elmer, Holland, Ohio; John and Joe L., of Archbold; and Ira, Wauseon), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Mary Beck, Mrs. Elmer Werder, Barbara- Mrs. Clifford Armstrong, and Anna May, all of Archbold). Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Central Church, where services were held, in charge of Jesse Short and Arthur Enns of the Evangelical Mennonite Church.
Snider, Nancy, daughter of the late Amos and Esther (Cressman) Shantz; born near Mannheim, Ont., Jan. 29, 1875; passed away suddenly, following a stroke, Dec. 1, 1958; aged 83 y. 10 m. 2 d. She married Urias Snider, Kitchener, Ont., on Nov. 21, 1900. He passed away Dec. 25, 1958, just 24 days after her death. Surviving also are 2 sons (Selwyn and Arlin, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 daughters (Glennys- Mrs. Edward G. Snyder, Preston, Ont.; Twilah and Esther, Kitchener), one granddaughter, and 3 sisters (Maggie, Barbara, and Elminda Shantz, Kitchener). Five brothers and one sister preceded her in death. One sister (Mrs. Herbert Shantz) passed away Dec. 11, 1958. She read the Bible through eleven times, and was a faithful member of the Strasburg Church, where memorial services were held Dec. 4 by Simon B. Martin and Lester Bauman; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Snider, Urias, son of John. B. and Magdalena (Snyder) Snider; born near Kitchener Ont., Nov. 22, 1875; died, after a brief illness, Dec. 25, 1958, on the farm where he was born, only 24 days after the passing away of his wife, the former Nancy Shantz; aged 83 y. 1 m. 3 d. They were married Nov. 21, 1900, and shared the joys and sorrows of life for 58 years. Eight children were born to this union, of whom 3 sons passed away in infancy. Surviving are 2 sons (Selwyn and Arlin), 3 daughters (Glennys- Mrs. Edward G. Snyder, Twilah, and Esther), one brother (Ephraim, Kitchener), and one granddaughter. He accepted Christ during the Coffman revival, and served the Strasburg Church for many years. Memorial services were conducted by Simon B. Martin and Lester Bauman on Dec. 27; interment in church cemetery.
Strickler, Cora E., daughter of the late John and Cornelia (Maule) Myers; born Feb. 6, 1878, in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Dec. 14, 1958, at the home of her son, Alvin M., Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 80 y. 10 m. 8 d. She was married to Christian N. Strickler, who died in 1937. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving are 6 sons and daughters (C. Ray, Hummelstown, Pa.; Anna C.- Mrs. Walter Smith, Allentown; Dorothy M.- Mrs. Harry G. Heisey, Rheems; Amos R. and Alvin M., Elizabethtown; and Emma M.- Mrs. John Charles, Bainbridge), a sister (Mary- Mrs. Clayton Metzler, York), 22 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 17 from the Nissley Funeral Home, Mt. Joy, Pa., with Clarence E. Lutz officiating; interment in Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.
Sutter, Ada Pearl, daughter of Christian and Phoebe Zehr, born Jan. 7, 1894, near Flanagan, Ill.; died Jan. 2, 1959, in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Dodge, Iowa, after a lingering illness; aged 64 y. 11 m. 26 d. On Dec. 21, 1919, she was married to Cyrenius Sutter of Hopedale, Ill. Surviving are 4 sons (Clarence, Des Moines, Iowa; Robert, Manson, Iowa; Lester, Kokomo, Ind.; and Wayne, Newell, Iowa), 14 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Ben, John, Clarence, and Elmer Zehr), and 3 sisters (Mrs. William Birkey, Mrs. Aaron Sutter, and Cora Zehr), all of Manson. Two brothers also preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Manson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 4, in charge of Nicholas Stoltzfus, Edward Birkey, and Roman Hershberger; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Swanger, James S., infant son of Ray N. and Mabel G. (Whisler) Swanger; born Dec. 28, 1958, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; died Dec. 31, 1958; aged 3 d. Surviving are his parents, a brother (Paul A.), a sister (Rachel M.), and his paternal grandfather (Irvin Swanger, Mt. Joy, Pa.). Short funeral services were held Jan. 2 from the Miller Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, Pa., in charge of Clarence E. Lutz; interment in Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery.
Tyson, J. Clayton, son of the late Henry and Eliza (Myers) Tyson; born in York Co., Pa.; died Nov. 26, 1958, at his home in Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 84 years. Surviving are his wife (Mrs. Mamie Frey Tyson), one son (Jacob F., Ephrata), 3 daughters (Mrs. Minnie F. Mummau, Elizabethtown; Martha F., at home; and Mrs. Emma F. Snyder, Mt. Joy), one sister (Mamie Grover, Dallastown), and 15 grandchildren. He was a member of the Risser Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 29.
Weaver, Barbara Lou, daughter of Paul and Della (Kurtz)
Weaver, Denver, Pa.; born Dec. 1, 1958; died Jan. 3, 1959; aged
34 d. Surviving are her parents, 7 brothers and sisters (Lois
Ann, Homer J., Paul David, Mary Jane, James Laverne, Joyce Elaine,
and Harold Lee), and grandparents (Mrs. Emma Z. Weaver and Levi
and Mary Kurtz). Funeral services at the Conestoga Church, Jan.
6, were in charge of Ira A. Kurtz; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Beachey, Catharine, daughter of Henry and Judith (Yoder) Erb; born May 28, 1875, near Emma, Ind.; died of a stroke Jan. 18, 1959, at the Lagrange County Hospital; aged 83 y. 7 m. 21 d. Married Dec, 24, 1891, at Emma, Ind., to Joel Beachey, who died Sept. 28, 1940. They had one daughter who died in infancy. Surviving are one foster daughter (Katie- Mrs. Earl Bender), 4 grandchildren, ana 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Townline Conservative Church, Shipshewana, Ind., where funeral services were held Jan. 21, in charge of Calvin Borntrager and Eli D. Miller; interment in Yoder Cemetery.
Beiler, Benj. B., son of Ben and Sarah (King) Beiler; born Sept. 29, 1918, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died of cancer Nov. 19, 1958, at the Ephrata Hospital; aged 40 y. 1 m. 21 d. Married Dec. 1, 1942, to Lena Lapp. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Barbara), 6 sons (Moses, Omar, Warren, Luke, Philip, and Paul, all at home), his parents, 2 brothers (Jonas and Jonathan), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Levi Stoltzfus, Mrs. Jonas King, and Mrs. Jacob Beiler, all of Lancaster Co.). He was a member of the Beachy congregation, Weavertown, Pa., where funeral services were held; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Bixler, Fred W., son of the late Samuel B. and Hetty (Weaver) Bixler; born June 14, 1887, in Madison Twp., St. Joseph Co., Ind.; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Levon Weldy, Elkhart Co., Ind., Jan. 13, 1959; aged 71 y. 6 m. 30 d. Married Feb. 19, 1910, to Martha E. Beutler, who died Aug. 9, 1958. Early in September, 1958, his son-in-law and daughter, Roy and Bertha Shantz, moved to the home of their widowed father to make a home for him the remaining months of his life. He spent the last night of his life at the Weldy home, where he passed away the following morning as he was getting dressed. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mary -Mrs. John Leichty, Wakarusa, Ind.; Grace - Mrs. Levon Weldy, Goshen; Ruth- Mrs. Raymond Tyson, Wakarusa; and Bertha- Mrs. Roy Shantz, Goshen), a foster son (Jay Smeltzer), 14 grandchildren, 2 sisters and a brother (Mrs. Lottie Culp, Nappanee; Mrs. Anna Holmes, Goshen; and Samuel W., Goshen). Two sisters preceded him in death. He was a farmer all his married life and had a house-to-house market route in Elkhart for over 40 years. He often gave food to the needy instead of selling it, and was an effective witness for Christ. Just two days before his death he was able to attend the morning worship at the Olive Church. He was a member of the Olive Church, where services were held Jan. 16 by D. A. Yoder, Elno W. Steiner, and J. C. Wenger; burial in South Cemetery at Olive.
Burkholder, Ida, daughter of the late Michael and Catharine (Rupp) Bollinger; born June 19, 1868, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Dec. 13, 1958, at the Bair Convalescent Home, Brownstown, Pa., after a long illness; aged 90 y. 5 m. 25 d, Married to Adam L. Burkholder, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Eva- Mrs. Henry Tyson, Lititz, Pa., with whom she lived for many years until special care was necessary; and Naomi- Mrs. Norman Boll, Lititz), 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Lititz Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 16, with John S. Hess, Melvin H. Lauver, and Paul Boll, a grandson, serving; interment in Hess Cemetery, near Lititz.
Swartley, Katie (Young), was born Dec. 12, 1864, at Harleysville, Pa.; died Jan. 8, 1959, at Harleysville; aged 91 y. 27 d. She had suffered several strokes since August, 1956. Married on Nov. 10, 1888, to Leidy Kindig Swartley at Lansdale, Pa. He died March 9, 1936. They had no children. Surviving are the following nieces and nephews (John and Allen Young, Katie- Mrs. Linford Erb, Verna- Mrs. Wilmer Alderfer, and Madelin- Mrs. Stanley Souder, all of Harleysville; and Stella- Mrs. Alvin Landis, Souderton). She was a member of the Plains Church, where services were held Jan. 12, in charge of J. C. Clemens, John E. Lapp, and Wayne Kratz; burial in Franconia Mennonite Burying Grounds.
Weirich, Sallie, daughter of Samuel and Sallie (Miller) Gindlesperger; born Feb. 5, 1879, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; died Jan. 12, 1959, at the same address; aged 79 y, 11 m. 1 d. Married on Sept. 8, 1912., to Harry E. Weirich, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Charles and Cora), one sister (Leah Holsopple), and one brother (John). She was a member of the Blough Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14, in charge of Harry C. Blough, John Gindlesperger, and Arthur Miller; interment in Blough Church Cemetery.
Yoder, Bertha Florence, daughter of the late Menno S. and Saloma Ann (Kauffman) Yoder; born Dec. 19, 1884, near Five Points, Monroe Twp., Ohio; died at her home in West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1958; aged 74 y.11 d. She had been in failing health for 3 years. Married on Dec. 3, 1915, to Elmer L. Yoder, who died May 9, 1935. Surviving are 3 children (Kathryn, Pauline, and Winfred, all at home) and one sister (Nellie- Mrs. John H. Warye, West Liberty). One son, 4 brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 2, in charge of Roy S. Koch and Edward Stoltzfus; interment in church cemetery.
Yoder, Jonas L., son of Jacob J. and Sarah (Lederman)
Yoder; born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Jan. 3, 1894; died of cancer
Jan. 4, 1959, in ___ , Ind.; aged 65 y. 1 d. He was a member of
the Old Order Amish Church. In January, 1917, he married Caroline
Wagler, who with their 2 children died during the flu epidemic
in 1919. Several years later he married Hannah Wagler, a sister
to his first wife. She preceded him in death Dec. 29, 1951. Surviving
are 5 children (Abner, Goshen, Ind.; Raymond, Loogootee, Ind.;
Melvin, Nappanee; Fanny May Knepp, Montgomery; and Sarah Catherine,
at home), 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 6 sisters (Mrs. Leah
Graber, Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Katie Wagler, Fanny Raber, and Henry,
all of Montgomery; John, Loogootee; Hannah, Sarah, and Rose, Washington,
Ind.). His parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in
death. Funeral services were conducted by Joe K. Graber, Fred
Knepp, and Ora Knepp; burial in Stoll Cemetery.
Book, Oscar, son of Martin and Eliza Book; born Jan. 18, 1889, near Sterling, Ill.; died of a heart attack Jan. 11, 1959, at the Community General Hospital, Sterling, Ill.; aged 69 y. 11 m. 24 d. Married March 5, 1912, in Sterling, 10 Lottie Detweiler, who survives. He was a farmer. One daughter preceded him in death. Also surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters (Nolan, Freeport; Orrin and Merlyn, Sterling; Leland, Dixon; Miriam- Mrs. Howard Krabill, West Liberty, Ohio; and Dorothy- Mrs. Everett Ebersole, Sterling), 2 brothers (Raymond, Sterling; and Park, Rock Falls), 2 sisters (Cora- Mrs. Emmitt Hartzler, West Liberty, Ohio; and Ada- Mrs. Enos Nunemaker, Sterling), and 18 grandchildren. He was a member of the Science Ridge Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14 by A. C. Good and J. Frederick Erb; interment in church cemetery.
Clemens, John C., son of Jacob N. and Elizabeth (Cassel) Clemens; born July 1, 1879, near Harleysville, Pa.; died Jan. 18, 1959, at the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., of a heart condition; aged 79 y. 6 m. 17 d. Married Susie Stauffer, who died in 1933; married the second time to Ella Shisler Nyce, who survives. He was head of the Pleasant Valley Packing Co. Surviving also are the following children (Claude, Telford, Pa.; John S., Lansdale, Pa.; Miriam- Mrs. Mahlon Souder, Blooming Glen, Pa.; Susie- Mrs. Abram Landis, Souderton; Abram S., Lansdale; Hanna, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mary- Mrs. Hiram Gross, Ezra, and Lester, all of Lansdale; and Betty- Mrs. Ezra Brandenberger, Ft. Wayne, Ind.), 2 stepchildren (Mrs. Paul Walker, Washington, D.C.; and J. Everett Nyce, Souderton), 2 brothers and a sister (J. C. Clemens, Lansdale; Norman C., Mainland, Pa.; and Edna- Mrs. Clayton Schlosser, Sr., Lederach, Pa.). Four children preceded him in death. He was a member of the Towamencin Church, Kulpsville, Pa., where funeral services were held Jan. 22, in charge of Joseph Moyer and Ellis Mack; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Detweiler, Abram L., son of Jacob Detweiler; born Nov. 28, 1869, in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa.; died Jan. 6, 1959, at the Eastern Mennonite Home of hardening of the arteries and a virus; aged 89 y. 1 m. 9 d. Married in 1893 to Sophia Hackman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and 7 sons (Ella, Jacob, Norman, Joe, Irwin, Sarah, Raymond, Henry, Ada, Titus, and Margaret), 19 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. One daughter and one son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Towamencin Church for 62 years. Funeral services were held at the church Jan. 10, in charge of Ellis L. Mack; interment in Towamencin Cemetery.
Driver, Lydia Maggie, daughter of Daniel F. and Sallie (Branner) Driver; born March 13, 1875, at Versailles, Mo.; died Jan. 26, 1959, at Versailles; aged 83 y. 10 m. 13 d. Immediate cause of death, toxic poisoning from gangrene of the foot; general cause, infirmities of old age with poor circulation to the foot. She had lived a life of service for others and helped in homes wherever she was needed. Surviving are 2 brothers (Joe C., La Junta, Colo.; and D. Arthur, Howe, Ind.), and one sister (Mrs. Fannie Dettwiler, Boonville, Mo.). She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 28, in charge of J. P. Brubaker; interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Eash, Katie Ann, daughter of Daniel and Louisa (Sindlinger) Bender; born April 25, 1872, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died Jan. 18, 1959, at Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, after a long illness; aged 86 y. 8 m. 24 d. Married Oct. 10, 1893, to George W. Eash, who died Jan. 11, 1939. To this union were born 7 children. Two preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 children (Frank, Kalona; Samuel and Armelius, Wellman; Mary- Mrs. Earl Fairchild, Aitkin, Minn.; and Ervin, Iowa City), 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Joe, Kalona; and Amelius, Wellman). Two sisters and 8 grandchildren also preceded her in death. She had a hip broken in 1954 and had been in failing health since. She was a member of the Wellman Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 20, in charge of Geo. S. Miller and Max Yoder; burial in Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.
Gates, John Alvin, son of W. G. and Laura Gates; born Jan. 11, 1924, at McCullough, Ala.; died Jan. 18, 1959, at the Escambia County Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.; aged 35 y. 7 d. He lived a sinner's life, and death was due to injuries received in a quarrel two weeks earlier. One week before his death he confessed Christ on the hospital bed in the presence of his mother and her pastor. In the last moments of his life he was heard praying and singing, "More About Jesus Would I Know." Surviving are his parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and 2 children (Linda and Tommie). One child preceded him in death. Funeral services at the Poarch Mennonite Church Jan. 19 were in charge of David Z. Weaver and Eldon McGraw of the Pentecostal Holiness Church; interment in McCullough Cemetery, with Richard Kling in charge.
Gingrich, Albert, son of John and Sarah Gingrich; born Feb. 23, 1899, near Ayr, Nebr.; died suddenly at his farm home Jan. 2, 1959; aged 59 y. 10 m. 10 d. Death was attributed to a blood clot in his heart. Married Dec. 31, 1928, at Hastings, Nebr., to Clio Greene. Two days prior to his death, they celebrated their thirtieth anniversary. Surviving are his wife, one son (John Byron), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mary Hargleroad, Ayr; and Mabel Eichelberger, Shickley), and 2 brothers (Willie and Edwin, Ayr). His parents and one brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Roseland Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 5, in charge of Alton B. Miller; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Good, Amos G., son of the late Barton and Lizzie (Geigley) Good; born Dec. 5, 1910, in Brecknock Twp., Pa.; died at his home near Bowmansville, Pa., Jan. 25, 1959, after along illness; aged 48 y. 1 m. 20 d. Surviving are his mother, his wife (Viola), the following children (Rosine- Mrs. Keller Sensenig, Amos, Viola Mae -Mrs. Robert Hostetter, Marlin, Carl, Lorraine, Charlotte, and Darrel), 9 grandchildren, 6 brothers and sisters (Edna- Mrs. Mahlon Good, Elizabeth- Mrs. Edwin Fox, Isaac, Ella Mae- Mrs. Rufus Weaver, Ruth- Mrs. John Burkhart, and Edwin). He was a member of the Bowmansville Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 28 by Benj. Weaver and Paul Z. Martin; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Grubb, Marvin, was born Jan. 5, 1899, at Schwenksville, Pa.; died Dec. 28, 1958, at Franconia, Pa., of a cerebral hemorrhage; aged 59 y. 11 m. 13 d. Married on June 28, 1922, to Elaine Benner, who survives. He worked in a clothing factory. Surviving also are 3 children (Harold, Marie, and Richard), 3 grandchildren, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services on Jan. 1 at the Salford Church were in charge of Henry L. Ruth and Rein Alderfer; interment in Salford Cemetery.
Harms, Clara E., daughter of Martin and Ada (Horst) Eshleman, Harrisonburg, Va.; born Dec. 2, 1923, at North Lawrence, Ohio; died from hemorrhage two hours after the birth of a stillborn daughter, Kristine Faye, in a Winnipeg, Man., hospital, Jan. 11, 1959; aged 35 y. 1 m. 9 d. Married Dec. 28, 1957, to Harry Harms. She and her husband both served a three-year period in Korea under MCC before their marriage, and were now at the M.B. Bible College in Winnipeg preparing for further service. Before going to Korea, she had worked as secretary at Goshen College, in the GOSPEL HERALD office, and in the MCC office at Akron, Pa. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by 2 brothers and 4 sisters (Sam, Sugarcreek, Ohio; James, Hephzibah, Ga.; Esther and Velma, Harrisonburg; Mabel- Mrs. Mahlon M. Hess, Tanganyika; and Bertha- Mrs. Ray Navarro, Norfolk, Va.). Memorial services were held at the college, Jan. 12, with President Toews in charge, assisted by Harvey Toews and Pastor Neufeld. The bodies were sent to Harrisonburg, where services were held at the Weaver Church, Jan. 16, in charge of Chester K. Lehman, Hiram Weaver, B. Charles Hostetter, and Moses Slabaugh; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger, Mabel Alice, daughter of Amos J. and Mattie (Blough) Hartzler; born near Goshen, Ind., Jan. 21, 1885; died at Harrisonville, Mo., Jan. 26, 1959, from a heart condition; aged 74 y. 5 d. Married on Jan. 17, 1907, to S. S. Hershberger, and since 1913 served faithfully with him as a minister's wife. To this union were born 8 children (Alma- Mrs. Jonathan Mast, Hesston, Kans.; Irvin, Harrisonville; Ruth, Marshall, Mo.; Elba, Harrisonville; Laura, at home; Ralph, Harrisonville; Herman, Hesston, Kans.; and Lela- Mrs. Harold Stutzman, Kinross, Iowa), She was the first to go from the home. Besides her children, she is survived by 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Earl, Harrisonville; and Jesse D., Wellman, Iowa), and 2 sisters (Bertha E. Hartzler, East Lynne, Mo.; and Mrs. Prudence Picket t, St. Joseph, Mo.). Besides her parents, 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the Sycamore Grove Church, in charge of James D. Yoder, assisted by Harry Diener and Rufus P. Horst; burial in Clearfork Cemetery.
Hostetler, George Clifford, son of the late Jacob and Barbara Hostetler; born Jan. 1, 1897, near Belleville, Pa.; died Dec. 19, 1958, following a lengthy illness; aged 61 y. 11 m. 18 d. One sister (Miss Maude Hostetler, Elizabethtown, Pa.) survives. He was a member of the Rockville Church, Belleville, Pa., where services were conducted Dec. 21 by Chester Kanagy and Irvin Roth; burial in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Hostetler, Katie, daughter of Moses J. and Elizabeth (Miller,) Miller; born Nov. 10, 1878, at Lagrange, Ind.; died Jan. 20, 1959, at San Bernardino, Calif., after an illness of several years; aged 80 y. 2 m. 10 d. Married Dec. 25, 1900, at Lagrange, Ind., to Monroe J. Hostetler, who died July 19, 1928. One daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter and 2 sons (Margaret- Mrs. Earl B. Higgins, Gonzales, La.; Guy M., Upland, Calif.; and Claud M., Portland, Oreg.), 2 sisters and one brother (Lo,etta- Mrs. Levi Berkey and Minnie- Mrs. Levi Hooley, both of Shipshewana, Ind.; and Frank, Tampa, Fla.), 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Seventh Street Church, Upland, Calif., where funeral services were held Jan. 23, in charge of George H. Beare and Sherman Maust, and later at Goshen, Ind., Jan. 26; interment in Prairie Street Mennonite Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind.
Hummel, Alice, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Blough) Wingard; born March 6, 1881, at Johnstown, Pa.; died of cancer Dec. 20, 1958, at Wilmington, Del.; aged 77 y. 9 m. 14 d. Married on Dec. 24, 1905, to John A. Hummel at Johnstown, Pa.; he preceded her in death on March 7, 1943. Surviving are 7 children (Pearl- Mrs. Edmund Hjerpe, North Ridgeville, Ohio; Chester, Amarillo, Texas; Ida, Scottdale, Pa.; Anna- Mrs. Ernest Crowe, Caldwell, N.J.; Ruth and Mabel, Wilmington, Del.; and Goldie- Mrs. Alvin Hostetler, on furlough from India), 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 3 stepdaughters (Alda- Mrs. A. R. Baker, Colwyn, Pa.; Lillian Mis. E. A: Thompson, Elyria, Ohio; and Ada- Mrs. H. R. Gompf, Waldo, Ohio), 3 sisters (Mrs. jennie Graybill and Mrs. Christy Miller, both of Richfield, Pa.; and Katie, Johnstown, Pa.), and 3 brothers (Hiram, Wooster, Ohio; John, Johnstown, Pa.; and Elias, Geistown, Pa.). Two stepsons, 2 sisters, and 3 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a member of the Greenwood, Del., Conservative Mennonite Church. Funeral services on Dec. 23, in charge of Isaac Metzler and Jason Hollopeter, were held at the Rockton, Pa., Church, where she had been a member until after her husband's death and where she had been very active in promoting the work of the Bible school. Interment in Rockton Cemetery.
Hunsberger, Mary, daughter of Isaac and Annie (Moyer) Clemmer; born May 2, 1894, near Harleysville, Pa.; died Jan. 11, 1959, at Coopersburg, Pa., of carcinoma of the liver; aged 64 y. 8 m. 9 d. Married Feb. 7, 1914, to Norman Hunsberger, who died March 7, 1955. They had 4 children (Paul, Franklin, Norman, and Clarence). Also surviving are one brother and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 15, in charge of Rein A. Alderfer and Henry L. Ruth; burial in Salford Cemetery.
Kauffman, Fred J., son of Joe and Anna (Schrock) Kauffman;
born June 1, 1912, near Arthur, Ill., died at his home Jan. 21,
1959; aged 46 y. 7 m. 20 d. Married Nov. 28, 1933, to Katie Plank,
who survives. One infant daughter preceded him in death. Surviving
are one son (Paul), one brother, and 3 sisters, all living in
the Arthur community. He had served as mission board member of
the Arthur Church, and was on the church council as long as health
permitted. Funeral services were held at the church Jan. 23, in
charge of H. J. King and T. Wentland; burial in Arthur Cemetery.
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Fretz, Samuel Howard, son of Manasseh and Mary Ann (Cober) Fretz; born May 13, 1895, at Markham, Ont.; died Jan. 30, 1959, at Stouffville, Ont., of muscular dystrophy; aged 63 y. 8 m. 17 d. Married on March 17, 1920, to May Grove, who survives. He was a farmer, and in recent years, a carpenter. Also surviving are 6 children (Norman, Orval, and Levi, of Claremont, Ont.; Alma- Mrs. Lewis Reesor, Markham; Lois- Mrs. Maurice Hoover, Stouffville: and Mary Ann- Mrs. Beland Schlabach, Waterloo) and 4 brothers and 4 sisters (Oren, Stouffville; Edward, Markham; Lewis, Selkirk: Fred, St. Jacobs; Martha- Mrs. Chris Smith and Eila- Mrs. Orval Weber, Kitchener; Mary- Mrs. Elvin Snyder, Goshen, Ind.; and Mabel- Mrs. Vernice Hoover, Springvale). Three brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Wideman Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 1, in charge of Elmer H. Burkholder, Emerson McDowell, and Aaron D. Grove; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kempf, Lloyd, son of Milo and Eva Delilah (Miller) Kempf; born Nov. 12, 1903, at Kalona, Iowa: died Jan. 16, 1959, at the Washington County (Iowa) Hospital, after a heart attack; aged 55 y. 2 m. 4 d. Married Dec. 19, 1938, at West Liberty, Ohio, to Minnie Krabill, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Earl Ricard and Edward Vernon), 2 brothers (Glen, Pasadena, Calif.; and Zene, Prescott, Ariz.), and 3 sisters (Alta- Mrs. Lawrence Miller and Lizzie - Mrs. Milo Miller, both of Kalona; and Hazel- Mrs. Chester Miller, Wellman, Iowa). Two sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, Iowa, where funeral services were held Jan. 19, in charge of Vernon S. Gerig, Willard Leichty, and Clarence Horst; interment in Sugar Creek Cemetery.
Kolb, Mary, daughter of the late Jacob F. and Emma (Buckwalter) Kolb; born Nov. 28, 1877, in Chester Co., Pa.; died Dec. 27, 1958, at the Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital, of a pelvic cancer; aged 81 y. 30 d. Surviving are one daughter (Mildred E.- Mrs. Charles S. Gogel) and 3 grandchildren. She was a member of the Vincent Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 3, in charge of John L. Stauffer and Elmer G. Kolb; interment in church cemetery.
Landis, Abram N., son of Nathaniel G. and Hannah (Nice) Landis; born July 14, 1873, in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died Dec. 25, 1958, while sitting in the rocking chair at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Telford, Pa.; aged 85 y. 5 m. 11 d. He had been in failing health for the past 18 months. Married Jan. 18, 1896, to Ellanora Hackman, who died Aug. 21, 1909. Married to Mary B. Souder in 1911. Surviving are 3 children (Mrs. Lizzie Rittenhouse, Edith H.- Mrs. Alvin D. Alderfer, and Mrs. Stella H. Beidler, all of Telford), one stepson (Clarence S. Souder, Earlington, Pa.), 6 sisters (Mrs. Sallie Detweiler, Mrs. Jonas Kratz, Mrs. John Mininger, Mrs. Rein Landis, and Mrs. Hannah Freed, all of Souderton; and Mrs. Wilson Kratz, Morwood), 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 30, in charge of Arthur D. Ruth and Curtis L. Bergey; interment in church cemetery.
La Bar, Eugene, born in Pennsylvania, June 8, 1869; passed away Jan. 24, 1959, at the Takquamennon General Hospital, Newberry, Mich.; aged 89 y. 8 m. 15 d. Surviving are his wife, Martha, 4 daughters (Mrs. Sam Chambers, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Frank Williams, Hammond, Ind.; Mrs. James Dwyer, Curtis, Mich.; and Opal Mishler, Hammond, Ind.), 2 sons (Ralph, Newberry; and Ted, Mesa, Ariz.), 24 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren. He accepted the Lord as his personal saviour 6 years ago, and was baptized 2 years ago. Funeral services were in charge of Clarence Troyer; burial in Newberry Cemetery.
Lefever, Phoebe W., daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Wenger) High; born Dec. 25, 1891, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Nov. 19, 1958, at the Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, Pa., where she had been a patient for 3 days; aged 66 y. 10 m. 25 d. She had been afflicted with a heart condition for a number of years. Married April 10, 1910, to Frank G. Lefever. Surviving are her husband, 4 children (Nettie- Mrs. Amos Dillman and Roy, both of Leacock, Pa.; Edna- Mrs. Clarence Lefever, Strasburg, Pa.; and Ruth -Mrs. Lloyd Dagen, Lancaster, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (David, Sunnyside, Pa.; Christ, Rothsville, Pa.; and Phares, Rohrerstown, Pa.). She was a member of the Landis Valley Church, where services were held Nov. 22, in charge of Levi Weaver and Ira Landis; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Lehman, Susan B., daughter of John D. and Barbara (Bomberger) Lehman; born July 6, 1876, at Chambersburg, Pa.; died Nov. 24, 1958, at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Maugansville, Md.; aged 82 y. 3 m. 18 d. Surviving are 15 nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Chambersburg Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 26, in charge of Harold Hunsecker, Amos E. Martin, and Omar Martin; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Linder, Lizzie, daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine (Conrad) Schmucker; born near Harrisburg, Ohio, April 17, 1887; died Jan. 19, 1959, at the Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio, after a short illness; aged 71 y. 9 m. 2 d. Married Dec. 21, 1905, to Eli Linder, who died Oct. 4, 1944. One daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 daughters (Helen, Margaret, Eva, Lena, and Luella, of the home; and Ada- Mrs. Rudolf Yoder, Leetonia, Ohio), 5 sons (Ervin, Ray, and Leonard, Louisville, Ohio; Earl, Silverwood, Mich.; and Curtis, of the home), 18 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. A. D. Krabill and Mrs. Dora Conrad, Louisville, Ohio; and Susan and Mrs. Orrin D. Miller, Canton, Ohio), and 4 brothers (Noah, Daniel C., Harmon D., and Howard C., Louisville, Ohio). She was a member of the Beech Church, where services were held Jan. 22, with O. N. Johns and Ray Bair in charge; interment in Beech Cemetery.
Raum, John K., son of the late George and Emma (Kennel) Raum; born in Baltimore Co., Md., Dec. 20, 1879; died at the Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 16, 1958; aged 78 y. 11 m. 26 d. He had been in failing health for the past 6 months. Married Jan. 8, 1905, to Lydia Umble, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Elsie, New Holland, Pa.; lra G., Kinzers, Pa.; and Anna- Mrs. Levi M. Mast, Gap, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a sister (Annie Engle, Cochranville, Pa.). A son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Maple Grove Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 19, in charge of Isaac Kennel and Aaron F. Stoltzfus; burial in Millwood Mennonite Cemetery.
Reed, Jesse P., son of Noah W. and Cathrine (Pepple) Reed; born April 9, 1888, at Elkhart, Ind.; passed away Jan. 13, 1959, at his home in Wakarusa, Ind.; aged 70 y. 9 m. 4 d. On Nov. 12, 1910, he was married to Beulah Berkey, of Wakarusa, Ind., who survives. Surviving also are their 3 children (Louise- Mrs. Harold Miller, Elkhart; Carl, Bremen; and Anna Mae- Mrs. Harvey Moneyheffer, who lives on the home farm), 7 grandchildren, a brother (Charles E., Leonardville, Kans.), and a sister (Anna- Mrs. David Kilmer, Wadsworth, Ohio). A brother and a sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Brethren Church. Funeral services were held at the Union Center Church of the Brethren, Jan. 16, conducted by Rose Noffsinger and Charles Goss; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Reedy, Suzan, daughter of the late Jacob and Nancy Christophel; born May 12. 1870. at Nappanee. Ind.; died Jan. 16, 1959, at the St. James Hospital. Pontiac, Ill., of a stroke; aged 88 y. 8 m. 4 d. Married Feb. 5, 1901, at Red Oak, Ill., to Peter B. Reedy, who died Jan. 2, 1943. Three sons preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 children (Roy H., Freeport, Ill.; Clinton L., Graymont; Orlin P., Peoria; and Bertha Zehr, Foosland), 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Cullom Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 18 in the Methodist Church, Cullom, Ill., in charge of Edwin J. Stalter, assisted by I. A. Heiser; interment in Cullom Cemetery.
Reedy, Velda Fern, daughter of August and Elizabeth (Beller) Grieser; born April 24, 1913, near Flanagan, Ill.; died Jan. 28, 1959, in the St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill., of obstruction of a blood vessel to the brain; aged 45 y. 9 m. 4 d. Married on Sept. 6, 1933, to Clinton L. Reedy. Surviving are her husband, 3 children (Joanne Kay. Lombard, Ill.; Nancy Carol and Stanley Gene, Goshen, Ind.), her mother, 2 brothers (Ralph, Glen Ellyn, Colo.; and Merle, Pontiac, Ill.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Myrna Blagg, Joliet, Ill.; and Mrs. Betty Asper, Pontiac), and a grandmother (Mrs. Sarah Beller, Eureka, Ill.). She was a member of the Waldo Church, Flanagan, Ill., where services were held Jan. 30, in charge of I. D. Hartzler and Edwin I. Stalter; interment in Waldo Cemetery.
Robison, George Washington, son of Perry and Mahala (Ledford) Robison; born Feb. 7, 1881, near Hannibal, Mo.; died Sept. 13, 1958, in the Levering Hospital after a lingering illness; aged 77 y. 7 m. 6 d. Married on Aug. 20, 1948, to Mabel Claire Thompson, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sisters (Mrs. Linnie Flowerree, New London, Mo.; Mrs. Alice Nelson and Mrs. Bessie Bauer, St. Louis, Mo.). A sister and brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lyon Street Mission, Hannibal, where services were conducted Sept. 15 by Harold Kreider; interment in Hope Cemetery.
Sauder, Donald Ray, son of Isaac and Clara (Buchen) Sauder, New Holland, Pa.; born Jan. 26, 1949; died Jan. 23, 1959, three days before his tenth birthday, in the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., where he had been a patient since October, 1958. Besides his parents he is survived by 2 brothers (Delmar and Jay), one sister (Joyce), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Noah Sauder, New Holland; and Mrs. Clara Buchen, Ephrata). Funeral services were held at the New Holland Church, in charge of James Martin; burial in New Holland Mennonite Cemetery.
Schweitzer, Mose J., son of Jacob and Barbara (Jantzi) Schweitzer; born near Bruner, Ont., May 29, 1874; died Jan. 31, 1959, after surgery at the Seward, Nebr., hospital; aged 84 y. 8 m. 2 d. On July 3, 1898, he was married to Lovina Stutzman of Milford, who died in 1935. One daughter (Dorothy) was born to this union. He was a businessman in the Milford community, and led an active life until he lost his eyesight three years ago. His mind was very keen and he enjoyed good health until before he entered the hospital on Jan. 9, submitting to an operation from which he never recovered. He was a member of the East Fairview Church. Surviving are his daughter (Dorothy- Mrs. Harry Miller) and 6 grandchildren, all of Nampa, Idaho. Three brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death.