Bast, Magdalena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brunk, was born in Kingwood, Ont.; died after a brief illness at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Aug. 30, 1959. She was married on May 24, 1910, to Joseph Bast, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Lloyd J., Toronto; and Roy E., Waterloo, Ont.), and 5 grandchildren. She was a member of the Stirling Avenue G. C. congregation, Kitchener, where funeral services were held; burial in Woodland Cemetery.
Bauman, Lorna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bauman, Elora, Ont.; was born June 30, 1959, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died July 25, 1959, at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, Ont.; aged 25 d. Besides her parents, her grandparents (Titus Bauman and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wideman) survives. Funeral services were held at the North Woolwich Old Order meetinghouse, Floradale, Ont.
Bowman, Edgar, was born in Winterbourne, Ont.; died June 14, 1959, at Bothwell, Ont.; aged 69 y. He was married to Fern Holmes, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sisters (Maude and Mrs. Mabel Shantz, Conestoga, Ont.; and Mrs. Addison Shoemaker, Chesley, Ont.). Funeral services were held at the Robinson Funeral Home, Bothwell, Ont.
Brenneman, Arminda, daughter of Henry and Anna (Swartzendruber) Hochstetler, was born at Kalona, Iowa, Jul 17, 1869; died at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 11, 1959; aged 90 y. 2 m. 24 d. She was married to John C. Brenneman on Nov. 27, 1889, at the Brenneman home by Jacob Swartzendruber. She was the first guest to enter the Pleasantview Home. Surviving are 8 children (Esther-Mrs. Eli Yoder, Kalona; Ida-Mrs. Sam Steckley, Iowa City; Henry J., Keota; Anna-Mrs. Truman Erb, Wellman; LeRoy, Phoenix, Ariz.; John, Keota; Katie-Mrs. Richard Yoder, Iowa City; and Rosetta-Mrs. Harold Miller, North English, Iowa), one sister (Mrs. Eli A. Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo.), 45 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, 3 sons, one daughter, and 6 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a member of the Wellman Church, where services were held Oct. 14, in charge of George S. Miller and Max Yoder; burial in Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.
Brubacher, Moses, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Brubacher, was born July 21, 1886, in Woolwich Twp., Ont.; died Sept. 15, 1959, at his home near Waterloo, Ont.; aged 73 y. 1 m. 24 d. He was married 51 years ago to Leavea Frey, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Christian, Wallenstein, Ont.; Cleason and Sidney, Waterloo; Melvina-Mrs. Sidney Weber, W. Montrose; and Elmeda-Mrs. Moses Weber, Elmira), 13 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Levi and Menno, Elmira; Henry, Israel, and Mrs. Ezra Martin, St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Mrs. Simeon Martin, Conestoga). Funeral services at the Conestoga Old Order meetinghouse were held Sept. 18.
Campbell, Ailet, son of the late Francis H. and Sallie (Snead) Campbell, was born May 5, 1879, in Nelson Co., Va.; died Aug. 18, 1959, at Stuarts Draft, Va.; aged 80y. 3m. 13 d. He was married to Arminta Coffey, in 1901. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Eva-Mrs. Forest Coffey, Lyndhurst, Va.), 2 sons (Odie B., Stuarts Draft; and Woodrow, Lyndhurst), 2 brothers (Clem, Waynesboro, Va.; and John, Staunton, Va.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Salome Henderson, Waynesboro; Mrs. Ida Hewitt, Lyndhurst; Mrs. Lelia Small, Fishersville, Va.; and Mrs. Julia Ward, Williamson, W. Va.), 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mountain View Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 20, in charge of Perry Burkholder and John Martin.
Hershey, M. Ruth, daughter of William H. and Katie (Kreider) Hess, was born Nov. 10, 1906, in Strasburg Twp., Pa.; died after a prolonged illness Sept. 10, 1959, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; aged 52 y. 10 m. She was married on Nov. 29 1929, to Raymond A. Hershey, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Marian-Mrs. Aaron Hollinger, Blue Ball, Pa.; and Norma-Mrs. Raymond D. Martin, Mount Joy, Pa.), 2 grandchildren, one brother and 2 sisters (Frank K., Strasburg, Pa.; Kathryn A. Hess, Lancaster, Pa.; and Mae-Mrs. J. Martin Gish, Elizabethtown, Pa.). She was a member of the Paradise Church, where funeral services on Sept. 13 were in charge of Clair Eby, Amos Weaver, and Willis Kling.
Miller, Lilly Frances, daughter of Noah C. and Terace Yoder, was born June 29, 1888, in Howard Co., Ind.; died at the home of her son Harry, at Fairview, Mich., Oct. 12, 1959; aged 71 y. 3 m. 13 d. She was married on Jan. 28, 1906, to Harvey J. Miller, who died Sept. 25, 1954. Surviving are their 6 sons (Jesse and Harry, Fairview, Menno, Walter and Melvin, Midland, Mich.; and Eric, Phoenix, Ariz.). Also surviving are 3 brothers (Ira, Fairview; Jesse, Chappell, Nebr.; and Lora, Midland), 2 sisters (Mrs. Nettie Esch, Mio, Mich.; and Mrs. Ray Bontrager, White Cloud, Mich.), 16 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was one of the first class of converts after the organization of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 15, in charge of Harvey Handrich and Floyd Yoder; burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Risser, Amos E., son of Jacob and Fannie (Eby) Risser, was born Nov. 9, 1876, in Washington Co., Md.; died July 13, 1959, at the Virginia Mennonite Home where he had been a patient since Dec. 6, 1958; aged 82 y. 8 m. 4 d. He was the last surviving member of his family. Surviving are one son (Irvin C., Park View, Harrisonburg, Va.), 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Weaver's Church, where services were held July 15, in charge of Paul Good and Daniel W. Lehman. They body was then taken to Greencastle, Pa., his former home, where funeral services were held July 16 at the Salem Ridge Church, with Oliver Keener, officiating, assisted by Harvey Shank; interment in Reiff's Cemetery at Hagerstown.
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Castelitz, Ernest, was born near Masontown, Pa.; died in the sate of Montana at the age of 43 years. He is survived by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral services were held at Masontown, Sept. 19, 1959, in charge of Paul M. Roth; burial in Greendale Cemetery.
Faus, William W., son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Faus, was born Sept. 14, 1883, near Manheim, Pa.; died at his home of a heart attack Aug. 13, 1959; aged 75 y. 10 m. 29 d. He was married on May 1, 1904, to Mary M. Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Samuel, Manheim; Arvilla, at home, and Mary Elizabeth-Mrs. Elias Frey, Jr., Manheim), 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Hershey's Church, where funeral services on Aug. 16 were in charge of Clyde Metzler and Ellis Leaman.
Gunden, John, son of the late John and Mary (Swartzentruber) Gunden, was born near McPherson, Kans., Dec. 16, 1889; died as a result of an accident on his farm near Bay Port, Mich., Oct. 22, 1959; aged 69 y. 10 m. 6 d. He was married on Sept. 24, 1914, to Rachel Albrecht, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Iva-Mrs. Lawrence Swartzendruber, Clara-Mrs. Mark Salter, Lala-Mrs. John King, Glen, Olin, and John Dale, all of Bay Port; and Delmar, Sebewaing, Mich.), one foster son (Michael Sape, Linwood, Mich.), 26 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 5 foster grandchildren, 5 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. Sol. Mayer, Sarasota, Fla.; Agnes-Mrs. Jess Byler; Mrs. Fannie Yoder, and Laura, all of Pigeon, and Mary-Mrs. Mose Albrecht, Bay Port, and 3 brothers (Chris, Goshen, Ind., Joseph, Sarasota, Fla.; and William, Elkhart, Ind.). He was a member of the Pigeon River C. M. Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 25, in charge of Emmanuel Swartzentruber and Willard Mayer.
Hileman, Lydia Hartman, was born near Morgantown, W. Va.; died in the Uniontown, Pa., Hospital at the age of 86 years. Surviving are 3 children, 17 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church. Funeral services on Oct. 22, 1959, were held at the Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, Pa., by Paul M. Roth; burial in Greendale Cemetery.
Kremer, Malinda, daughter of Katy Erb and John H. Stutzman, was born June 12, 1892, at Milford, Nebr.; died at her home in Ontario, Calif., after a long illness, Oct. 20, 1959; aged 67 y. 4 m. 8 d. She was married on March 24, 1910, to Jacob J. Kremer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Myna and Mildred-Mrs. Lee Schrock, both of Ontario, Calif.), one son (Lyle, Milford, Nebr.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Sterling Stauffer, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; and Mrs. Joe Kremer, Milford), and 3 brothers (Pete, Los Angeles, Calif.; Bert and Wesley, both of Milford). She was a member of the Seventh Street Church, Upland, Calif., where funeral services were held on Oct. 22, in charge of Sherman Maust and Geo. H. Beare; interment in Bellevue Mausoleum, Ontario, Calif.
Lewis, James, was born near Masontown, Pa., lost his life by drowning in the Monongahela River on Aug. 19, 1959; aged 20 y. He was a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Paul M. Roth; burial in Edenborn Cemetery.
Rockwell, William F., was born near Masontown, Pa., Oct. 13, 1875; died at his home Sept. 20, 1959; aged 83 y. 11 m. 17 d. Surviving are his wife, Jane, 6 sons, and one daughter. He was a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by A. J. Metzler and Paul M. Roth; burial in church cemetery.
Schaefer, Katherine, daughter of Simon and Maria (Kipfer) Lehman, was born May 13, 1881, at New Bremen, N. Y.; died Oct. 17, 1959, after a four-month illness, at Castorland, N. Y.; aged 78 y. 5 m. 4 d. On Feb. 2, 1906, she was married to William Schaefer, who died May 1, 1951. Surviving are 8 children (Stanley, Los Altos, Calif.; Sidney, Singers Glen, Va.; Harold, Boonville, N. Y.; John, Norwich, Conn.; Donald, Lowville, N. Y.; Doris-Mrs. Donald Jantzi and Katherine-Mrs. Leon Martin, both of Castorland; and Marion-Mrs. Glen Stalter, Lowville), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Gingerich, Lowville; and Mrs. Menno Yousey, Croghan, N. Y.). She was a member of the Conservative Mennonite congregation, Croghan, N. Y., where funeral services on Oct. 20 were in charge of Andrew Gingerich and Lloyd Boshart.
Schrock, Levi C., son of the late Aaron and Mattie (Troyer) Schrock, was born in Lagrange, Co., Ind., Aug. 16, 1886; died at his home in Iowa City, Iowa, Oct. 12, 1959; aged 73 y. 1 m. 26 d. On Dec. 23, 1908, he was married to Mattie Stutzman, of Kearney, Nebr. She died Oct. 30, 1929. To this union four children were born, three of whom died in infancy and one at the age of 41. They also opened their home to 2 foster children (Clarence Schrock, Downey, Iowa; and James Pearl, Canton, Ohio). He was ordained as deacon on May 16, 1918. On Dec. 23, 1930, he was married to Vera Gingerich. To this union one daughter was born (Dorothy-Mrs. James Leichty, Crawfordsville, Iowa). Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Rosa-Mrs. John Roth, Chappell, Nebr.). Two brothers also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lower Deer Creek congregation at Kalona, Iowa, where funeral services were held Oct. 15, with J. Y. Swartzendruber in charge.
Stanick, Mary Louise, daughter of Alfred and Verna (Brubacher) Stanick, was killed in a tractor accident at her home near Duchess, Alta.; aged 2 years. Surviving, besides her parents, are a brother and a sister (William and Elaine) and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brubacher, Preston, Ont.).
Swartzendruber, David, son of the late Christ and Mary Swartzendruber, was born Dec. 30, 1894, at Wellesley, Ont.; died after a lingering illness Oct. 5, 1959, at his home near Pigeon, Mich.; aged 64 y. 9 m. 5 d. On Dec. 21, 1920, he was married to Ellen Weidman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Pauline, Pigeon; and Elaine-Mrs. Duane Ropp, Elkton), 2 sons (Raymond and Leon, both of Pigeon), 10 grandchildren, one sister, and 3 brothers (Mrs. Adeline Shetler, Ontario, Calif.; Emanuel and Ellen, Pigeon, Mich.; and Arthur, Upland, Calif.). He was a member of the Pigeon River C. M. Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 8, in charge of Willard Moyer and Earl J. Maust.
Weaver, John G., son of David and Anna (Rutt) Weaver, was born Oct. 12, 1867, near Wooster, Ohio; died of complications at the Eureka Home for the Aged, Eureka, Ill., Oct. 9, 1959; aged 91 y. 11 m. 27 d. He was married on Sept. 24, 1893, at Metamora, Ill., to Lena E. Garber, who died Oct. 20, 1910. Surviving are their 5 children (Anna-Mrs. Andrew Cerroni, Freeport, Ill.; Mrs. Elnora Leatherman, Rivera, Calif.; Mary, Eureka; Martha-Mrs. Andrew Schrock and Joseph, both of Deer Creek, Ill.). He was a member of the Metamora Church, where funeral services on Oct. 11 were in charge of Roy Bucher; interment in Union Cemetery near Washington, Ill.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Conrad, Harvey J., was born July 19, 1892; died at the Old People's Home, Souderton, Pa., of a heart attack on July 25, 1959; aged 67 y. 6 m. He was married on April 16, 1927, to Maggie Shaner. Surviving is a son (Harvey D.). He was a member of the Bertolet Church. Funeral services on July 28 were held at the Old People's Home, in charge of Abram G. Metz; interment in Perkiomenville Mennonite Cemetery.
Erb, Ethel Stella, daughter of John Albert and Henrietta (Brunk) Cooprider, was born near McPherson, Kans., April, 1, 1888; died Oct. 28, 1959, at the Bethel Hospital, Newton, Kans., after an illness of several months; aged 71 y. 6 m. 27 d. She was married to Allen H. Erb on June 20, 1912. In September, 1916, they answered the call to superintend the work of the Mennonite Sanitarium, La Junta, Colo., where she shared with her husband the development of the hospital work until June, 1952. At this time they moved to Oregon, where they served in the administration of the Lebanon Community Hospital. On June 1, 1959, they moved to Hesston, Kans., where they planned to retire. She occupied her newly built house only since Sept. 12. The last two days of her life were spent in the Betel Hospital. Surviving besides her husband, are 2 children reared in the home (Mrs. Mildred Mahoney Bergman and Mrs. Margaret Mahoney Gordon, both from Chicago) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Florence Friesen and Mrs. Grace Diller, both of Hesston, and Mrs. Ruth Zook, Goshen, Ind.). Another child reared in the home (Albert Tevis) preceded her in death. She was one of the first faculty members of Hesston College, and was a charter member of the Hesston congregation. In 1916, she transferred to the La Junta Mennonite Church, and when they moved to Oregon, she became a charter member of the newly organized church at Lebanon. She was very active in church work and served several terms as a member of the General Sewing Circle Committee. The work that was latest near her heart was the women's Bible classes which she organized and taught in Colorado and Oregon. Funeral services at the Hesston Mennonite Church on Oct. 31, in charge of Peter B. Wiebe and George Kauffman; interment in West Liberty Cemetery, McPherson, Kans.
Martin, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Brubacher, was born Sept. 6, 1886, in Woolwich Twp., Ont.; died at her home near Elmira, Ont., Aug. 11, 1959, after a short illness; aged 72 y. 11 m. 5 d. She was married to Jonathan R. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Ephraim, St. Jacobs; Sidney, Edwin, and Magdalena, Elmira, Ont.), 2 brothers (George and Sidney), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Joshua Bauman, Mrs. Henry Bauman, and Susannah). Funeral services were held at the Elmira (Wisler) meetinghouse.
Martin, Rebecca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gingrich, was born at Elmira, Ont.; died Aug. 11, 1959, at her home at in Waterloo, Ont. She was married to Peter M. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Ammon, Waterloo; Abner and Phares, St. Jacobs; Mervin and Elo, West Montrose), one daughter (Mrs. Tobias Martin, Elmira), 19 grandchildren, 2 brothers (David, Lancaster, Pa.; and Jesse, Conestoga, Ont.), and her stepmother (Mrs. Henry Gingrich). She was a member of the Old Order Church. Funeral services were held at Martin's meetinghouse, St. Jacobs, Ont.
Roth, John S., was born at Tavistock, Ont., Oct. 10, 1875; died at his home in Dryden, Mich., Oct. 23, 1959; aged 84 y. 13 d. On Jan. 10, 1901, he was married to Anna Oesch, who died Sept. 9, 1957. Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Melvin, Detroit; Glen, Almont; Harvey, Dryden; Vera Farnum, Almont; Sylvia Boomer, Dryden; and Iva Long, Detroit), 3 brothers (Nick, New Hamburg, Ont.; Joseph, Tavistock, and Edwin, New Dundee, Ont.), 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Bethany Church, Imlay City, Mich., where funeral services were held Oct. 26, in charge of Edwin J. Yoder.
Shantz, Dorothy Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Edith Burkholder, was born at Vineland, Ont., Jan. 19, 1915; died Aug. 23, 1959, at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., after a lingering illness; aged 44 y. 7 m. 4 d. In 1942 she was married to Nile Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are her mother at Vineland, Ont., 2 sons and one daughter (Roger, Arden, and Karen, all at home), and 2 sisters (Iva, Vineland; and Ethel-Mrs. Earnest Rittenhouse, Jordon Station, Ont.). She was a member of the Plattsville United Missiobnary Church, where funeral services were held by Harvey S. Hallman, assisted by Peter G. Lehman and Ted Montgomery; burial in New Dundee Cemetery.
Showalter, Dean Allen, son of James E. and Joyce (Blosser) Showalter, Broadway, Va., was born Oct. 9, 1959; died Oct. 15, 1959; aged 6 d. Surviving are his parents, 2brothers and one sister (James Michael, Dawn Lavonne, and his twin, Darrel Craig), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Blosser and H. D. H. Showalter). Graveside services were held at Trissels Church on Oct. 16, in charge of Norman Yutzy.
Slaubaugh, Jacob Arthur, son of Daniel and Salina (Marner) Slabaugh, was born Oct. 20, 1903, at Parnell, Iowa; died after a heart attack on Oct. 22, 1959; aged 56 y. 2 d. He was married on June 4, 1925, to Mary Anna Yoder. Surviving are his wife, 4 children (Kathryn Marie, Arthur, Ill.; Carolyn Grace, Rocky Ford, Colo.; Marvin Dale, Parnell; and Helen Arlene, E. M. C. , Harrisonburg, Va.), one brother (Lewis, Parnell), and 4 sisters (Ella-Mrs. Alvin Yoder, Wellman; Sarah-Mrs. Clarence Detweiler, Parnell; Irene-Mrs. Roy L. Yoder and Carrie-Mrs. Lester D. Yoder, both of Wellman). One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the West Union Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Herman Ropp and Paul T. Guengerich.
Stutzman, Elmer, son of John H. and Katie (Erb) Stutzman, was born at Milford, Nebr., Dec. 30, 1890; died at his home near Milford of a heart attack on Oct. 20, 1959; aged 68 y. 9 m. 20 d. On Feb. 16, 1911, he was married to Ida Birky, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Verda-Mrs. Emmett Busboom, Minden, Nebr.; Elva-Mrs. John Roth, Seward, Nebr.; Vietta-Mrs. Sterling M. Stauffer and Edith-Mrs. Wesley Stutzman, both of Milford), 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Wes and Bert, both of Milford; and Pete, Los Angeles, Calif.), and 2 sisters (Ella-Mrs. Joe Kremer and Ida-Mrs. Sterling U. Stauffer, both of Milford). One sister (Melinda, Ontario, Calif.) passed away the same day as Elmer, and his brother Lee and one great-grandchild, also preceded him in death. He was a member of the East Fairview Church.
Tisder, Daisy, son of the late Sylvester and Rebecca Tisder, was born Aug. 28, 1881, in Pimmonsville, S. C.; died Oct. 21, 1959, in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital; aged 78 y. 1 m. 23 d. Surviving are 2 sisters and a brother (Mrs. Maud Robinson, Steelton, Pa.; Mrs. Cecilia Pearson, Harrisburg, Pa.; and Ernest Tisder, Danville, Va.). He was a graduate of Clafflin University, S. C., and taught school and music through the South for 30 years. He came to Steelton, Pa., and was minister of music at the Beulah Baptist Church. On April 21, 1957, he became a member of the Sharon Mennonite Church in Steelton, where funeral services were held Oct. 26, in charge of Walter Keener, Jr., and Clarence S. Lutz; interment in Lincoln Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Daisy" is correct for his name.
Yoder, Kathryn B., daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Hartzler) Plank, was born Feb. 12, 1892, near West Liberty, Ohio; died of carcinoma on Oct. 21, 1959; aged 67 y. 8m. 9 d. She was married on Oct. 31, 1916, to Floyd R. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Stanley P., Scottdale, Pa.; Phyllis, at home; Mary Joan-Mrs. Charles Scoby, Degraff, Ohio; Ina-Mrs. Everett Yoder, West Liberty; and Celia-Mrs. Gaylor Hooley, Degraff), 2 brothers (Joseph L. and Samuel C., both of West Liberty), and 16 grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services on Oct. 25 were in charge of Roy S. Koch, assisted by Harold Wyandt, Friends minister of Bellefontaine.
Yoder, Lora, son of Noah and Terrice Yoder, were born in Indiana, Dec. 2, 1889; died at Farwell, Mich., Oct. 21, 1959; aged 69 y. 10 m. 19 d. He was married on Feb. 16, 1909, to Bessie Catherin Beachy, who died Dec. 8, 1946. One daughter also preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 sons and one daughter (Ernest, Vernon, Melvin, and Reba Fultz, of Midland; and Elwood, Fairview), 22 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Ira, Fairview; and Jesse, Chappell, Nebr.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Menno Esch, Fairview; and Mrs. Ray Bontrager, White Cloud, Mich.). Funeral services at the Fairview Church on Oct. 24 were in charge of Harvey Handrich and ---Longton.
Yost, Edna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Bier, was born near Poole, Ont., Dec. 8, 1891; died at Milverton, Ont., after a brief illness, Aug. 7, 1959; aged 67 y. 7 m. 30 d. She was married in 1914 to John W. Yost, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Morris and Kenneth, Milverton; and Jack, Stratford, Ont.), one daughter (Irene-Mrs. Carl Elligson, Milverton), 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Kingwood Reformed Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Aaron Yost.
Yothers, Erwin, son of Isaac and Anna (Kulp) Yothers, was born April 5, 1884, in Bedminster Twp., Pa.; died after surgery at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Sept. 19, 1959; aged 75 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was married on March 24, 1905, to Nora Rush, who survives. They resided at Perkasie, Pa. Surviving also are 10 children (Naomi, Ruth, and Miriam, of Souderton, Pa.; Paul, Esther, and Richard of Perkasie; Florence-Mrs. Harold Bucher, Atmore, Ala.; Margaret-Mrs. Howard Leatherman, Pipersville, Pa.; Alverna-Mrs. Daniel Hunsberger, Perkasie; and Erwin Jr., Dublin, Pa.), one sister (Anna Moyer), and 4 brothers (Abram, Harvey, Harrison, and John). One brother is deceased. He was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services on Sept. 24 were in charge of Wilson Overholt.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bergey, Katie F., daughter of Joseph and Emma (Frick) Bergey, was born Feb. 8, 1875; died Oct. 22, 1959, after suffering a stroke two days earlier, at the Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, Hatfield, Pa.; aged 84 y. 8m. 14 d. She was married on Feb. 6, 1892, to John D. Bergey, who died in July, 1950. Surviving are 2 sons (Joseph S., New York City; and Willis, at home). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 26, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Menno Souder, Stanley Beidler, and Arthur Roth.
Buzzard, Cora B., daughter of the late Bishop J. S. and Elizabeth Shoemaker, was born at Freeport, Ill., Sept. 15, 1878; died at the Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital, Nov. 3, 1959; aged 81 y. 1 m. 19 d. She was married on Nov. 16, 1899 to Alpha L. Buzzard, who survives. They lived at Washington, Ill., from 1907 to 1929, where Bro. Buzzard was pastor of the Union Mennonite Church. In 1929 they moved to Goshen, Ind. She served as secretary of the General Sewing Circle Committee for eight years, from 1930 to 1937, and as president from 1938 to 1944. Also surviving are 3 sons (J. Milton, Peoria, Ill.; Joseph R., Scottdale, Pa.; Harold, Elkhart, Ind.), 4 daughters (Miriam-Mrs. Elmer Nofsinger, Washington, Ill.; Florence-Mrs. Leroy Yoder, Topeka, Ind.; Lois-Mrs. Lloyd Yoder, and Ruth-Mrs. Walter Hemingway, both of Elkhart), 2 sisters (Stella-Mrs. A. E. Kreider, Goshen, Ind.; and Charles Shoemaker, Scottdale, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Belmont Church, where funeral services were conducted on Nov. 6, in charge of Neil Beachy and Howard Zehr; interment in Prairie Street Cemetery.
Gardner, Alta, daughter of John H. and Katie (Troyer) Hershberger, was born May 19, 1891, at Walnut Creek, Ohio; died of a cerebral hemorrhage Nov. 6, 1959, at Sugarcreek, Ohio; aged 67 y. 5 m. 18 d. She was married on April 11, 1909, to Alvin F. Gardner, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Mary Stress, Mrs. Herb Domer, Mrs. Edgar Stevanus, Sugarcreek; and Mrs. Harley King, Otsego, Ohio), 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. W. J. Hershberger and Miss Callie Hershberger, Walnut Creek; Mrs. Eli Weaver, Berlin; and Mrs. Ira Sommers, Louisville), and 2 brothers (Monroe, Louisville, and Walter, Youngstown). One son and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 9, in charge of Eldon King and Paul R. Miller.
Kipfer, Ephraim, son of John G. and Katherine (Jantzi) Kipfer, was born May 12, 1895; died at his home at Wellesley, Ont., Nov. 1, 1959, after a lengthy illness; aged 64 y. 5 m. 19 d. He was married on Match 10, 1921, to Lydia Steckley, who survives. Also surviving are one son and 2 daughters (Alfred, Brunner, Ont.; Marion-Mrs. Ed Lebold and Dora-Mrs. Michael Roth, both of Wellesley), 6 grandchildren, one brother (Herman, Poole, Ont.), and 4 sisters (Lavina-Mrs. Alvin Kropf, Mary Ann-Mrs. Rudy Lichty, Ruby-Mrs. Norman Poole, and Irene-Mrs. Percy Shlueter). He was a member of the Poole A. M. Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 3 in charge of Moses Roth and Herbert Schultz.
Kraft, Roger Eugene, son of Mildred (Paxson) and the late Arnold Kraft, was born Nov. 27, 1943, at Lima, Ohio; died en route to St. Rita's Hospital following injuries received in a football game on Oct. 16, 1959; aged 15 y. 10 m. 19 d. Surviving are his mother, his stepfather (John Allen, Elida, Ohio), 3 sisters (Janice, Linda, and Pamela Kraft), one half sister (Jo Ann Allen), 4 brothers (Robert, Raymond, David and Ronald Kraft), one half brother (Jay Dee Allen), all at home; and the maternal grandparents (mr. and Mrs. Levi Paxson, Elida). Roger was a junior at Elida High School. He was a member of the Salem Church, where services were held Oct. 19, in charge of Richard E. Martin; burial in Salem Cemetery.
Marner, Anita Joy, infant daughter of James and Nadine (Kauffman) Marner, was born at Kalispell, (Mont.) General Hospital, Oct. 5, 1959; died at the hospital Oct. 8, 1959; aged 3 d. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Leonard Dean), and her grandparents (Mrs. Lola Marner, Sheridan, Oreg.; and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kauffman, Kalispell, Mont.). Graveside services were held on Oct. 9, with John Hochstetler officiating; interment in Creston Chapel Cemetery.
Mast, Lavina, wife of Bishop Aaron Mast, New Holland, Pa., (formerly of Belleville, Pa.), died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Galen Kauffman, on Nov. 2, 1959, following a lingering illness; aged 78 y. 5 m. 5 d. She was born near New Holland, Pa., May 28, 1881, daughter of the late Daniel U. and Rebecca (Stoltzfus) Stoltzfus. She was married on Jan. 2, 1908, to Aaron Mast, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Martha-Mrs. Galen Kauffman, New Holland, Pa.; Amos, Clayton, Del.; Wilmer, York, Pa.; Alpheus, Burnham, Pa.; Alyce-Mrs. Floyd Sieber, Argentina, S. A.; and Esther-Mrs. Wilbur Metzler, Hyattsville, Md.), 23 grandchildren, and one brother (Nicholas, Parkesburg, Pa.). One son preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted by James Martin, Glenn Esh, Abner Stoltzfus, and Aaron Stoltzfus; burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Atglen, Pa.
Maust, Beldon Ray, infant son of Francis and Leanora (Yoder) Maust, Lebanon, Pa., was born Oct. 24, 1959, in the Hershey Hospital; died Oct. 25, 1959, in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Polyclinic Hospital. Surviving are his parents (Formerly from Meryersdale, Pa., but at present in I-W) and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ray Yoder, Accident, Md.; and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Maust, Meyersdale). The body was taken to their home community, Casselman Valley region, for burial. Services at the Maple Glen Church were in charge of Paul H. Yoder.
Mellinger, Benjamin D., son of the late John H. and Barbara D. Mellinger, was born Aug. 7, 1886, in Paradise Twp., Pa.; died after an illness of several weeks on Oct. 16, 1959, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; aged 73 y. 2 m. 9 d. He was married Feb.11, 1908, to Lizzie Kreider, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Roy K. and Jay K., of Smoketown; and John K., Bird in Hand), a niece whom they raised (Mrs. Allen Shirk, India), 6 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Jacob, Enos, and Jessie). He was a member of Mellinger's Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 19.
Tyson, Mayme, daughter of Isaac H. and Marsella (Kepler) Tyson, was born in Skippack, Pa., June 12, 1886; died Oct. 29, 1959, at Norristown, Pa.; aged 73 y. 4m. 17 d. She was a member of the Upper Skippack Mennonite Church. She had been employed at the Eastern Mennonite Home for about 33 years, following which she continued living there as a guest. Surviving are a brother (Homer, Ardmore, Pa.), and a sister (Mrs. Blanche Scheid, Lansdale, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite home, Nov. 1, with Daniel Reinford officiating, assisted by Marvin Anders and Eugene Kerr; interment in Trinity Reformed Cemetery at Skippack.
Weber, Lewis M., son of Edgar M. and the late Ada H. (Martin) Weber, was born Feb. 6, 1932, near Paramount, Md.; died of a cancerous tumor of the brain on Oct. 24, 1959, at his home near Smithsburg, Md.; aged 27 y. 8 m. 18 d. On Jan. 9, 1954, he was married to Mary E. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Larry Richard and Carolyn Joy), his father and stepmother (Edna Diller Weber), one brother (Adin, Smithsburg), and 2 sisters (Esther M., at home; and Naomi-Mrs. Lewis Horst, Hagerstown, Md.). He was a member of Stouffer's Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Oct. 27 at the Reiff Church, with Irvin S. Shank and Mervin J. Martin officiating; interment in Stouffer's Cemetery.
Witmer, John Howard, ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Witmer, received fatal injuries on Oct. 27, 1959, when the bicycle he was riding was stuck by a car near his home at Galt, Ont. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Elsie and Esther), one brother (Paul), and an aunt (Mr. Joseph Burkholder, Tanganyika). He had just completed memorizing Psalm 104, and this was read at his funeral, which was conducted by Howard Good.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.