Gospel Herald Obituaries - May, 1960

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Gospel Herald - May 3, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.18 - page 414, 415

Becker, John H., son of Jacob E. and Anna (Hershey) Becker, was born Feb. 10, 1880, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Jan. 26, 1960, at the Mennonite Home, Oreville, Pa., where he had been a guest for over 30 years; aged 79 y. 11 m. 16 d. Surviving are 3 brothers (Alpheus V., Manheim, Pa.; Ira H., Ronks; and Samuel H., Manheim). He was a member of the East Petersburg Church. Funeral services were held at the Home, Jan. 29, in charge of Landis Brubaker; interment in Erisman Mennonite Cemetery.

Bixler, John D., son of David and Magdalena (Hofstetter) Bixler, was born Aug. 9, 1866, at Dalton, Ohio; died of a heart condition April 11, 1960, at Kidron, Ohio; aged 93 y. 2 m. 2 d. He was married on Feb. 28, 1891, to Bertha Gerber, who died Feb. 26, 1898. On May 21, 1903, he was married to Katie Lehman, who died Jan. 27, 1934. Surviving are 8 children (Allen, Reuben, Esther--Mrs. Paul Amstutz, Martha--Mrs. Sylvester Lehman, Clara--Mrs. Rufus Amstutz, Selma, Annie-Mrs. Fonza Evans, and Hilda), 2 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Hostetler and Mrs. Bertha Moser), 30 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. One son is deceased. He was a member of the Sonnenberg Church, where funeral services were held April 14, in charge of Harlan Steffen, Reuben Hofstetter, and Simon Sommer.

Buckwalter, Jason S., son of Amos and Magdalena (Hershey) Buckwalter, was born Nov. 3, 1882, in Paradise Twp., Pa; died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 16, 1960, after an illness of 3 months; aged 77 y. 3 m. 13 d. On Oct. 23, 1906, he was married to Frances M. Hershey, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Elmer H. and A. Herman, Lancaster, Pa.; Lester R., Washington Boro; Leon R., Lancaster; Susan M.--Mrs. Mervin Nolt, Mt. Joy; J. Clyde, New Holland; and Marvin W., Lancaster), 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 5 sisters. Three children, 2 brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Paradise Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 19, in charge of Clair Eby and Amos Weaver; interment in Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.

Deffenbaugh, Homer C., son of Christian and Catherine Deffenbaugh, was born June 28, 1882, at Masontown, Pa.; died of a heart attack at his home, Scottdale, Pa., March 19, 1960; aged 77 y. 8 m. 20 d. On Nov. 17, 1909, he was married to Sarah Daugherty, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Zetta-Mrs. John Debolt and Mrs. Rella Shoaf, both of Masontown). He was a member of the Mennonite Church of Scottdale. Funeral services were held at Murphy's Funeral Home, March 23, in charge of A. J. Metzler, J. L. Horst, and Charles Trout; interment in Scottdale Cemetery.

Fries, Rhoda Ann, daughter of Frank and Ada Mae (Zook) Stoltzfus, was born Sept. 30, 1935, at Coatesville, Pa.; was killed in a car accident Aug. 22, 1959, in Mexico; aged 23 y. 10 m. 23 d. On Dec. 16, 1955, she was married to Jack Fries, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (John Nathan and Philip Eugene). She was a member of a nondenominational group. Funeral services were held at Leisure Lakes Tabernacle, Aug. 28, in charge of Gerald Derstine, Eugene Haas, and Robert Barkley; interment in Sarasota Memorial Park.

Harshberger, John F., son of Jacob and Mary (Eash) Harshberger, was born July 15, 1872, at Mattawana, Pa.; died, after a long illness, at his home, Scottdale, Pa., March 29, 1960; aged 87 y. 8 m. 14 d. On Aug. 11, 1901, he was married to Jessie May Kaufman, who died March 24, 1914. On Aug. 29, 1915, he was married to Amanda Shetler, who died May 24, 1955. He was ordained as deacon in May, 1909, at the Weaver Church, Johnstown, Pa., by James Saylor, and served the Stahl congregation for many years. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Anna-- Mrs. Frank Brilhart, Scottdale; Erwin L., Hollsopple, Pa.; John E. and Mary, Scottdale), 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Reuben, Smithville, Ohio). He was a member of the Mennonite Church of Scottdale. Funeral services were held March 31 at the Kapr Funeral Home, Scottdale, and on April 1 at the Stahl Church, Johnstown, Pa., in charge of Urie A. Bender, L. S. Weber, David Alwine and Paul M. Lederach; interment in Kaufman Cemetery.

Helmuth, Samuel E., son of Emanuel and Elizabeth (Weaver) Helmuth, was born Dec. 22, 1901, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died of a heart attack April 7, 1960, at Ladysmith, Wis.; aged 58 y. 3 m. 16 d. On Aug. 23, 1930, he was married to Geneva Klingelsmith, who survives. In 1942 the family moved to Glen Flora, Wis., from Clarence Center. N. Y., to help start a Sunday school in the community. He donated the land for the church building, and has been a worker in the church since it started. Surviving are 6 children (Arthur, Madison, Wis.; Wilbur, Washington, D.C.; Vivian, Kansas City; Verda, Harold, and Glen, at home), 2 brothers (Jonas and Fred). and 3 sisters (Lydia Miller, Rebecca Hostetler, and Lizzie Miller.) He was a member of the South Lawrence Church, where funeral services were held April 9, in charge of W. W. Kauffman and Leroy Schrock.

Hershberger, Paula Sue, daughter of Floyd and Barbara (Miller) Hershberger, was born at Plymouth, Ind., Jan. 2, 1959; died at the Osteopathic Hospital, South Bend, Ind., April 8, 1960, after accidentally falling into a tub of hot laundry water; aged 1 y. 3 m. 6 d. Surviving besides the parents, are one brother (Floyd James) and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Jake Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Levi E. Hershberger). Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, April 10, in charge of James Christopohel and Harold Myers.

Kreider, Elizabeth B., daughter of Daniel D. and Martha (Buckwalter) Leaman, was born Nov. 24, 1872, in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died, after a brief illness, Feb. 19, 1960, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., where she had been a guest for five years; aged 87 y. 2 m. 26 d. She was married in 1900 to John C. Kreider, who died in 1942. They had no children, and she was the last of her immediate family. She was a member of the Rohrerstown Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at the Oreville Home Chapel, in charge of Landis Brubaker and Landis Shertzer; interment in Rohrerstown Cemetery.

Kropf, Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Gerig) Maurer, was born Jan. 6, 1885, in Davis Co., Iowa; died April 8, 1960, at the Albany (Oreg.) General Hospital; aged 75 y. 3 m. 2 d. Though having a heart condition, she had been in fairly good health until a week before her death when she contracted the flu, which caused a congestion of the lungs, resulting in her death. She was married on April 29, 1923, to Levi Kropf, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Wilbur D.), 4 grandchildren, one stepson (Elmer J.), 3 stepgrandchildren, and 5 sisters (Anna Maurer, Katie--Mrs. Nick Roth, Barbara--Mrs. Dan Ropp, Lena--Mrs. Nick Leichty, and Sarah --Mrs. Oliver Schmucker, all of Albany). One brother and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Harrisburg Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Wilbert D. Kropf and Willard Stutzman; interment in Alford Cemetery.

Liechty, Joseph C., son of Christian S. and Mary (Witmer) Liechty, was born March 29, 1892, near Leo, Ind.; died March 17, 1960, at his home, Archbold, Ohio, after a lingering illness; aged 67 y. 11 m. 17 d. He was married Jan. 3, 1915, to Emma Frey, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Donald, Herman, Wayne, and Wesley, Archbold; Harold, Napoleon, Ohio; and Russel, Goshen, Ind.), 35 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Edward, Toledo, Ohio; and Chris W., Wauseon, Ohio), and 7 sisters (Malinda, who nursed him in his last illness; Mary--Mrs. B. H. Schneider; Priscilla--Mrs. Harve Driver, Wauseon; Sarah--Mrs. Elmer Meyer, Creston, Ohio; Ida--Mrs. Guy Graber, Stryker, Ohio; Dora-- Mrs. Erie Bontrager, Vestaburg, Mich.; and Ruth --Mrs. Thurlow Nofziger, Archbold). One brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the West Clinton Church near Pettisville. Funeral services were held March 20 at the Central Church, with D. L. Sommers and William Nofziger officiating.

Miller, Alfred Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Miller, was born April 7, 1877, at Syracuse Ind.; died of a heart attack March 27, 1960, at Goshen, Ind.; aged 82 y. 11 m. 20 d. On March 16, 1900, he was married to Susan Flager, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Eloise-- Mrs. George Fry, Helen--Mrs. Guy McKinstry, and Winifred--Mrs. Leonard Chrispyn, all of Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Sylvia Lindsley, Walkerton, Ind.; Bernice--Mrs. Claude Keetch, Spring Lake, Mich.; Bernard and Francis, Goshen; and Carlyle, Cromwell, Ind.), 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and a brother (Marion). He was a member of the North Goshen Church. Funeral services were held March 30 at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, in charge of Russell Krabill and Vernon U. Miller; interment in Baintertown Cemetery.

Miller, Floyd J., son of Jonas B. and Barbara (Swartzentruber) Miller, was born near Grantsville, Md., Feb. 22,1903; died in the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., March 31, 1960, of complications resulting from a blocked heart; aged 57 y. 1 m. 9 d. On June 19, 1924, he was married to Fannie Maust, who died Nov. 15, 1942. Ten children were born to this union (Daniel, Grantsville, Md.; Iva--Mrs. Grady Doyle, Vassar, Mich.; Ivan, Greenwood, Del.; Barbara, Worton, Md.; Lewis, Accident, Md.; Jacob and Katharine, at home; Mary, deceased; Allen and Miriam, at home); Mary, deceased; Allen and Miriam, at home). On July 25, 1948, he was Married to Fannie Bender, who survives, along with six daughters (Ida Marie, Loretta, Rhoda, Alice, Gertrude, and Rachel, all at home). Thus he is survived by 15 children; also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 7 sisters and 3 brothers (Alma --Mrs. Allen Maust, Evan, and Verna--Mrs. Harvey Maust, Meyersdale, Pa.; Annie--Mrs. Lee Scheffel, Salisbury, Pa.; Mabel--Mrs. Ervin J. Yoder and Edna--Mrs. Alvin Maust, Meyersdale; Catharine, who arrived home from Luxembourg March 14; Ivan, Grantsville; Harvey, Thionville, France; and Rhoda--Mrs. Elmer Maust, Grantsville). He was a member of the Casselman River C.A. Church. Funeral services were held April 4 at the Maple Glen Church, in charge of Daniel King and Erie Renno.

Miller, Orva D., son of Daniel and Melinda (Hostetler) Miller, was born May 12, 1930, at Middlefield, Ohio; died of a fatal blood disease (not leukemia) at the University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, April 4, 1960; aged 29 11 m. 23 d. On Aug. 24, 1952, at West Liberty, Ohio, he was married to Irma King, who survives. Occupation: mechanic at Holdren Brothers. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Edward Dean, Emerson Dale, and Eleanor Denise). He was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held April 7, in charge of Roy S. Koch and Nelson Kanagy.

Moyer, Abram R., son of Daniel and Annie (Rohr) Moyer, was born Sept. 25, 1889, in Bedminster Twp., Pa.; died of a heart attack April 4, 1960, at his home near Perkasie, Pa.; aged 73 y. 6 m. 10 d. In September, 1910, he was married to Myrtle Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Harley and Clyde, Perkasie; Myrtle--Mrs. Harold Mininger, Souderton; and Janet--Mrs. Kenneth Beer, Perkasie), 14 grandchildren, 6 brothers, and 5 sisters. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held April 9, in charge of David Derstine, Jr.

Mudispaw, Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Honderson, was born June 30, 1906; died suddenly while waiting for the church bus March 27, 1960; aged 53 y. 8 m. 26 d. She was married to William Mudispaw, who died Sept. 21, 1959. She was a member of the Lynside Church, Lyndhurst, Va., where funeral services were held March 29, in charge of Vance and Silas Brydge.

Oats, Virginia M., daughter of Washington and Nancy (Combs) Walker, was born May 12, 1887, at Kirby, W. Va.; died Jan. 31, 1960, at the Virginia Mennonite Home after an illness of six weeks; aged 72 y. 8 m. 19 d. Her husband Thomas A. Oats, died in 1950. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Virgie Pyles), 9 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were one son, one brother, and one sister. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at the Asbury Methodist Church, in charge of S. A. Shank.

Painter, Mary Etta, daughter of Andrew J. and Bernice (Coffey) Bryant, was born Oct. 6, 1884, in Nelson Co., Va.; died of a heart attack April 19, 1960, at Waynesboro Va.; aged 75 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was married twice, but the name of her first husband is unknown. She was married to Charles B. Painter on Dec. 24, 1935; he died Dec. 27, 1950. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Ralph Harris, Mrs. Frey Coffey, and Mrs. Ernest Howdyshell), one stepdaughter, 7 stepsons, one sister (Mrs. Vernon Wright), 2 brothers (David and Cyrus), and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Greenmonte Church, Greenville, Va. Funeral services were held April 12 at the Etter Funeral Home, Waynesboro, in charge of Franklin E. Weaver and Roy D. Martin.

Petersheim, Ira N., son of Levi and Fannie (Neuhouser) Petersheim, wad born Dec. 1, 1893, at White Horse, Pa.; died Feb. 28, 1960, in the Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital, following a heart attack; aged 66 y. 2 m. 27 d. He was married to Emma Bewley, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Ivan, Earl, and Calvin, all of Elverson, Pa.; and Lester, Bowmansville, Pa.), 3 daughters (Irene--Mrs. Joseph Carmelo, Reading, Pa.; Verna--Mrs.. Leon Witmer and Pearl--Mrs. Leon Good, both of East Earl, Pa.), 13 grandchildren, one brother (Calvin N., New Holland, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Alice, Morgantown, Pa.; and Mrs. Viola Rice, Chino, Calif.). He was a member of the Zion Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 29 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla., in charge of H. Michael Shenk, and on March 5 at the Deibert Funeral Home, Elverson, Pa., in charge of Isaac Mast; interment in Conestoga Mennonite Cemetery.

Roth, Katie, daughter of Nichlaus and Mary Roth, was born Sept. 2, 1893; died at her home near Stryker, Ohio, Feb. 29, 1960, after an illness of 10 months; aged 66 y. 5 m. 27 d. Surviving are 5 sisters and 2 brothers (Lydia, Elizabeth, Lena, Fannie, Daniel N., and John N., of Stryker; and Mrs. Barbara Crossgrove, Archbold, Ohio). Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held March 3, in charge of Jesse Short; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Sensenig, Clayton F., son of Elam and Emma (Frey) Sensenig, was born Aug. 28, 1897, in West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack at his home, East Petersburg, Pa., March 4, 1960; aged 62 y. 6 m. 5 d. On June 15, 1922 he was married to Edna Kauffman, who died in 1955. Occupation: builder and contractor. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son (Violet--Mrs. Clyde Boose, Landisville; Betty--Mrs. J. Earl Nauman, East Petersburg; Dorothy--Mrs. Richard Ilgenfritz, York; and Donald K., at home), 6 grandchildren, and 7 brothers and sisters (Susan, Elam, Lancaster; Ruth--Mrs. Hershey Balmer,---, Md.; and Ralph, Harrisburg, Pa.). He was a member of the Landis Valley congregation. Funeral services were held March 7 at the East Petersburg Church, in charge of Irvin Kreider, Mahlon Zimmerman, and Carl Isenberg.

Shaum, Sarah Alice, daughter of Charlie and Mary E. Shantz, was born Dec. 19, 1892; died April 6, 1960, at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans., where she had been a patient for 7 weeks; aged 67 y. 3 m. 18 d. On June 26, 1926, she was married to Charles N. Shaum at Elkhart, Ind. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters (Ada, Indianapolis, Ind; Esther, Bremen, Ind.; and Mary Alice--Mrs.. Wayne Whittaker, Rocky Ford, Colo.), one son (Earl, Chicago), 2 grandsons, and 3 sisters (Fannie--Mrs. Ralph Smucker, Goshen; Dora--Mrs. Will Gehman and Bertha--Mrs. Walter Roupp, Elkhart, Ind.). She was a member of the Hesston College Church, where funeral services were held April 9; interment in Pennsylvania Church Cemetery.

Shaum, Sarah Alice,  daughter of Charlie and Mary E. Shantz, was born Dec. 19, 1892; died April 6, 1960, at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans., where she had been a patient for 7 weeks; aged 67 y. 3 m. 18 d.  On June 26, 1926, she was married to Charles N. Shaum at Elkhart, Ind.  Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters (Ada, Indianapolis, Ind: Esther, Bremen, Ind.; and Mary Alice - Mrs. Wayne Whittaker, Rocky Ford, Colo.), one son (Earl, Chicago), 2 grandsons, and 3 sisters (Fannie - Mrs. Ralph Smucker, Goshen: Dora - Mrs. Will Gehman and Bertha - Mrs. Walter Roupp, Elkhart, Ind.).  She was a member of the Hesston College Church, where funeral services were held April 9; interment in Pennsylvania Church Cemetery.

Weldy, Alva Etta, daughter of Melvin and Fannie (Martin) Loucks, was born at Wakarusa, Ind., Jan.19, 1894; died of a coronary occlusion, at her home near Wakarusa, April 5, 1960; aged 66 y. 2 m. 17 d. On May 15, 1915, she was married to Samuel R. Weldy who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Dr. M. L., Wakarusa; Dale, Archbold, Ohio; Keith, Allegan, Mich.; and Miriam, Goshen, Ind.), 6 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Ruth Stauffer, Elkhart), and one brother (Howard, North Liberty, Ind.). She had an unusual musical talent and made an outstanding contribution in the Holdeman congregation, where she was a member, by participating in many special music groups as long as her health and voice permitted. Funeral services were held April 7 at the Olive Church, in charge of Clarence Shank and Simon Gingerich.

Winey, Samuel Graybill, son of Caleb and Mary (Graybill) Winey was born July 3, 1876, at Richfield, Pa.; died April 3, 1960, at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital; aged 83 y. 9 m. On Jan. 26, 1905, at Peabody, Kans., he was married to Minnie Good, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Lois, Goshen College; and Mabel-- Mrs. Paul Drinnan, Denver, Colo.), 6 grandchildren, and 5 sisters (Laura--Mrs. J. H. Newcomer, Peabody, Kans.; Mrs. Katie Good, Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. Frances Cooprider, McPherson, Kans.; Mrs.. Ruth Potter, Concord, Calif.; and Celia--Mrs. Edd Landes, Colorado Springs, Colo.). He was a member of the Goshen College congregation. Funeral services were held April 6 at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, in charge of John Mosemann and S. C. Yoder; interment in Violett Cemetery.

Yoder, Cynthia Naomi, daughter of Edward R. and Norma (Miller) Yoder, Springs, Pa., was born Nov. 9, 1958; died in the Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 8, 1960, several hours after heart surgery; aged 1 y. 3 m. 28 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters and one brother (Ardith Marie, Dennis Ray, and Bernice Susan), and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Evan J. Miller, Meyersdale, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Bert D. Yoder, Greenwwod, Del.). Funeral services were held March 10 at the Maple Glen C.M. Church, Grantsville, Md., in charge of Ivan J. Miller.

Yoder, Ira N., son of Noah C. and Teresa (Stutesman) Yoder, was born at Plevna, Ind., Oct. 5, 1878; died at his home in Fairview, Mich., March 25, 1960; aged 81 y. 5 m. 20 d. He was married on Dec. 31, 1899, to Verna A. Rogers, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Nina--Mrs. Lloyd Wyman and Reathel--Mrs. Melvin Shantz of Fairview)), 3 sons (Curtis and Glen, of Fairview; and Carl, Goshen, Ind.), 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one sister (Nettie--Mrs. Menno Esch), and one brother (Jesse, Chappell, Nebr.). One grandson and one great-granddaughter preceded him in death. He was a charter member of the Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Harvey Handrich and M. S. Steiner.

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Gospel Herald - May 10, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.19 - page 438, 439

Bair, Emanuel S., son of Reuben and Malinda (Sherick) Bair, was born Jan. 8, 1889; died Feb. 12, 1960, at the West Side Osteopathic Hospital, York, Pa,; aged 71 y. 1 m. 4 d. He was married to Bessie F. Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Alma L. Ruppert, New Oxford, Pa.; Paul R. , Alexandria, Va., Anna Mae and Frances M., at home; and David L., Chicago, Ill.), 4 grandchildren, and one brother (Reuben S., York, Pa.). He was a member of the Hanover Church for many years, and in later years was a member of Bair's Codorus Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Bair's Church, with Joseph Martin, William Martin, and Amos Shenk, officiating; interment in York Road Cemetery.

Bast, Moses, son of Jacob and Hannah (Schwartzentruber) Bast was born June 9, 1888, near New Hamburg, Ont.; died at the Stratford General Hospital Oct. 18. 1959; aged 71 y. 4 m. 9 d. He was married to Magdalena Moyer, who died in 1955. Surviving are one son (Ervin, New Hamburg), 3 daughters (Mabel--Mrs. Willis Gingerich, Preston, and Dorothy--Mrs. Ivan Wagler, New Hamburg), 5 brothers (Jacob, Wellesley; Daniel, Tavistock; Norman and Elmer, of New York state; and Emmanuel, Kitchener), 2 sisters (Mrs. Michael Bender, Kitchener; and Mrs. Jack Walsh, London), and 10 grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Steinman A.M. Church, where memorial services were held, Oct. 21, in charge of Orland Gingerich and Elmer Schwartzentruber.

Brenneman, Lydia, daughter of Christian and Barbara (Jutzi) Steinman, was born Oct. 9. 1878, near New Hamburg, Ont.; died Oct. 25, 1959, at Kitchener, Ont.; aged 81 y. 16 d. She was married to Joseph Brenneman, who died in 1933. Surviving are 2 sons, (Christian, New Hamburg; and Joseph, Haysville), 2 daughters (Violet--Mrs. Ralph Jantzi, Kitchener; and Ruth--Mrs. Joseph Gingerich, Baden), 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Simeon and Emanuel, Baden), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Ben Gingerich, Baden; and Mrs. John Wagler). Preceding her in death were one son, 3 daughters, and 2 sisters. She was a member of Steinman's A.M. Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 28, in charge of Peter Nafziger and Elmer Schwartzentruber.

Drudge, Annie H., daughter of Peter and Mary (Hoover) Burckholder, was born July 17, 1896; died at her home, Markham, Ont., March 27, 1960; aged 63 y. 8 m. 10 d. On Jan. 19, 1926, she was married to Levi Drudge. To this union were born 2 children (Mary Frances and Carl Willis, both at home). One sister and 2 brothers preceded her in death. She lived her entire life in Markham Twp., and was a member of the Reesor Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held March 30, in charge of Abraham Smith and Fred Nighswander.

Houck, Christian W., son of Andrew and Savilla (Lowry) Houck, was born in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., April 14, 1880; died April 21, 1960, at his home, Paradise, Pa.; aged 80 y. 7 d. On March 10, 1903, he was married to Annie Metzler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 5 daughters (Myrtle--Mrs. Howard McGinnis, Blue Ball, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Usner, Gap, Pa.; Omar L., Paradise, Anna--Mrs. Harold Eby, Kinzers; Ursula--Mrs. Martin Bucher, Lititz; Esther--Mrs. Paul Herr, Quarryville; and Willis M., New Holland), 28 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren,, and one sister (Mrs. Minnie Harnish, New Holland). Two sons preceded him in death. He was a member of the Paradise Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Clair Eby, Martin Hershey, and Amos Weaver; interment in Hershey Cemetery.

Jantzi, Michael, son of David and Catherine (Gascho) Jantzi, was born March 27, 1890, near Wellesley, Ont.; died of a heart attack at the home of his daughter in Lees Summit, Mo., Feb. 9, 1960; aged 69 y. 10 m. 13 d. Because of poor health, he and his wife had left their home at Adams, N.Y., on Nov. 9 to visit their daughter and family for several months. He was married on Jan. 8, 1917, to Alma Zehr, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Donald, Castorland, N.Y., and Glendon, Philadelphia, Pa.), one daughter (Lonabelle--Mrs. James Yoder), 8 grandchildren, 5 sisters, and 2 brothers. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Woodville (N.Y.) Church. His body was taken to Adams, N.Y., where funeral services were held Feb. 13, in charge of Andrew Gingerich.

Kennel, Albert, was born March 10, 1878, died March 6, 1960, at his home, Petersburg, Ont., after a long illness; aged 81 y. 11 m. 25 d. He was married to Catherine Erb, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Reuben, New Hamburg; Edgar, Kitchener; and Anson, Petersburg) and 5 daughters (Adeline--Mrs. Joseph Brenneman, Haysville; Fannie--Mrs. Reuben Gingerich, New Hamburg; Eileen--Mrs. Edward Calvert, Preston, Mabel and Lillian, at home). He was a member of Steinman's A.M. Church where funeral services were held March 9, in charge of Orland Gingerich and Peter Nafziger.

Miller, Kenneth Lee, son of Levi J. and Sara (Schrock) Miller, was born April 4, 1951, in Stark Co., Ohio; was killed instantly on April 18, 1960, when his chest was crushed between a power shovel and trailer; aged 9 y. 14 d. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, who died in infancy. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Richard, Loren, and Donald), 2 sisters (Patricia and Polly Edna), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John N. Miller). Funeral services were held April 21 at the Hartville Mennonite Church, in charge of Lester A. Wyse.

Miller, Ruben M., son of Manas J. and Mary (Yoder) Miller, was born Sept. 11, 1917, at Kalona, Iowa; died from infection following an appendectomy at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Feb. 28, 1960; aged 42 y. 5 m. 17 d. On June 6, 1940, he was married to Lovina Bontrager, who survives. Occupation: farming. Surviving are 6 children (Marvin Ray, Marliyn Jean, Rita June, Perry Lynn, Mary Jane, and Susan Janette), 5 brothers (David, Lewis, Dennis, Chris, and Ivan), and 4 sisters (Lena, Lizzie, Eliza, and Katie), all of Kalona. He was a member of the C.M. Fairview congregation, where funeral services were held March 1, in charge of Morris Yoder, Mose Gingerich, and Morris Swartzendruber.

Miller, Suzanne, infant daughter of Robert W. and Jean (Carper) Miller, Akron, Pa., was born March 30, 1960, at the Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital; died April 11, 1960, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 13 days. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Jennifer), one brother (Jeffrey), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Carper, Denbigh, Va.; and Orie O. Miller, Akron, (Pa.), and her maternal great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Weber, Willow Street, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Stradling Funeral Home, in charge of Glen Esch.

Nissley, Emma M., daughter of Ephraim M. and Mary (Meckley) Nissley, was born Dec. 4, 1878, in East Donegal Twp.; died March 27, 1960, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Christian B. Brubaker, Manheim, Pa.; where she had resided since becoming ill 9 weeks earlier; aged 82 y. 4 m. 23 d. She had been a resident of Mt. Joy, Pa., for 53 years. She is survived by a brother (Joseph M., Sarasota, Fla.) and a sister (Mary--Mrs. Christian B. Brubaker). She was a member of the Kraybill Church. Funeral services were held March 29 at the Mt. Joy Church, in charge of Henry F. Garber, assisted by Amos L. Hess, Henry W. Frank, and George W. Leaman; burial in Kraybill Cemetery.

Nitzsche, Bertha Barbara, daughter of William and Mattie (Erb) Oswald, was born May 12, 1918, at O'Neill, Nebr.; died of a heart attack during her sleep at her home near West Point, Nebr., April 10, 1960; aged 41 y. 10 m. 29 d. On Aug. 10, 1944, she was married to Delmar Nitzsche, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Carol Jean, Larry Lloyd, John David, Joyce Ann, and Wayne Arthur, all at home), 4 brothers and 3 sisters (Harold, Albany, Oreg.; Dan, Kouts, Ind.; Edna--Mrs. Melville Halsey, Albany Oreg.; Margaret--Mrs. Reuben Schantz, Beemer, Nebr.; Robert, West Point; Arthur, Pomeroy, Iowa; and Doris--Mrs. Robert Jantzi, Shedd, Oreg. Her parents and an infant brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Beemer Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held April 13, with Sam Oswald and J. W. Birky officiating; interment in Beemer Cemetery.

Shoup, Lottie Pearl, was born Dec. 4, 1887, at North Lima, Ohio; died of coronary thrombosis March 20, 1960, at Los Angeles, Calif.; aged 72 y. 3 m. 16 d. She was married on Nov. 19, 1911, to Harry E. Shoup, who survives. Surviving are also 3 children (Elma--Mrs. Reeser and Mary Ellen, both of Los Angeles; and Robert, Denver, Colo.), 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Calvary Mennonite Church, Los Angeles. Funeral services were held March 24 at the Englewood Park Chapel, in charge of George H. Beare; interment in Englewood Park Cemetery.

Spurlock, Jonathan David, son of M. C. and Mattie (Marcum) Spurlock, was born Feb. 27, 1960, died April 13, 1960, at the Oneida Mountain Hospital; aged 6 weeks, 5 days. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers (Phoebe, Donna Gail, Howard, Thomas, and Ida Mae), and his grandparents (Nathan and Emily Spurlock, and George and Ida Marcum). Graveside services were held at the family cemetery, Wildcat, Ky., with Merlin Good officiating.

Weber, Louida M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Martin, was born Oct. 3, 1888, at Conestoga, Ont.; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont.; Jan. 27, 1960; aged 71 y. 3 m. 24 d. On Dec. 8, 1915, she married Ervin Weber, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Willis and Maurice, Blair; Royal, Kitchener; and Arnott, Edmonton), 2 daughters (Elva--Mrs. Simon Gascho, Imlay City, Mich.; and Grace--Mrs. Mervin Bowman, Waterloo), 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Angus, Baden; and Rufus, St. Jacobs), and one sister (Mrs. Lucinda Shantz, Plattsville). One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Weber Church, Strasburg. Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of J. B. Martin and Lester Bauman.

Witmer, J. Abram, son of J. Earl and Ruth (Shearer) Witmer, was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Rapho Twp., Lancaster (Pa.); died Feb. 26, 1960, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; aged 36 y. 2 m. 28 d. On Nov. 29, 1947, he was married at Landisville, Pa., to Anna Shenk, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Lois Jean and Jay Robert, Manheim, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. C. Richard Miller, Mt. Joy, Pa.), and one brother (H. Howard, Manheim, Pa.). He was a member of the Erisman Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 29, in charge of Homer Bomberger, Martin Metzler, and Jacob Harnish.

Witmer, J. Wesley, of Hespeler, Ont., son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Witmer, died Feb. 14, 1960, after a long illness; aged 80 y. 8 m. 18 d. He was married four times and his wives predeceased him; Almeda Hallman, Selina Knechtel Ada Bechtel, and Minnie Brooks. a son, Morgan, also preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 sons (William and Eldon, Kitchener; Vernon, Petersburg; Edward, Hespeler; and Melvin, Waterloo), 2 daughters (Luella--Mrs. Vernon Schott, Kitchener; and Grace--Mrs. Lloyd Sieber, Wainfleet), one brother, 3 sisters, 37 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. He was ordained as deacon for the Latschar Church at Mannheim in 1916, and in 1922 as minister. He served here as pastor until 1938; later he moved to Hespeler and served as pastor of the Wanner congregation for eleven years. later the conference appointed him as pastor of the Fairview Home for the Aged at Preston. During this lengthy period of service, Bro. Witmer served in the Ontario Conference for many years on the Bible School Board and on the Rural Mission board, which is now known as the Mission board of Ontario. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, Waterloo, Ont., in charge of Osiah Horst and J. B. Martin.

Yoder, Bena B., daughter of John K. and Lizzie N. (Byler) Smoker, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 24, 1890; died March 19, 1960, at her home, Gap, Pa., after a long illness; aged 69 y. 6 m. 24 d. On Nov. 19, 1914, she was married to Orie B. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Willard, Cochranville, Pa.; Elmira--Mrs. George Esch, Atglen, Pa.; Ruth Anna, Belleville, Pa.; and Bessie, at home), a foster daughter (Anna Drayton, at home), 2 grandchildren, and 6 brothers and sisters (Linnie --Mrs. Park Buckwalter, Atglen, Pa.; Priscilla-- Mrs. David Smoker, Lancaster, Pa.; Lillie--Mrs. Ammon Stoltzfus, Gordonville, Pa.; Alfred, Ronks, Pa.; Sylvanus, Drumore, Pa.; and Ruth-- Mrs. J. Evan Wiker, Christiana, Pa.). Two sons preceded her in death. she was a member of the Maple Grove Church, Atglen, Pa., where services were held in charge of Herman N. Glick and Abner G. Stoltzfus.

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Gospel Herald - May 17, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.20 - page 462, 463

Burkey, Mary Magdalene, daughter of Jerome and Sarah (Bechtel) Burkey, was born Nov. 14, 1899, in Harrison Twp., Ind.; died April 25, 1960, at South Bend (Ind.) Osteopathic Hospital; aged 60 y. 5 m. 11 d. She had been in failing health for several years. Surviving is one brother (George, Syracuse, Ind.). She had taken care of her mother through a long illness and for many years took care of her stepmother and her father, both of whom were invalids for many years. She was interested in the work of missions, and was a correspondent and historical writer for her home town paper. She was a member of the North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind., where funeral services were held April 27, in charge of Homer North; interment in South Union Cemetery.

Good, Anna M., daughter of the late Henry and Christie Ann (Denlinger) Hershey, was born Aug. 24, 1879; died at her home, Intercourse, Pa., April, 1960; aged 80 y. 7 m. 18 d. On Jan. 10, 1900, she was married to Isaac M. Good, who died May 1, 1948. Surviving are one daughter and one son (Miriam--Mrs. John E. Landis, Lancaster, Pa.; and Maurice M., Gordonville, Pa.) and 3 grandchildren. One daughter and one son died in infancy. She was a member of the Hershey Church, Kinzers, Pa., where funeral services were conducted April 14, in charge of Martin Hershey and Sanford Hershey.

Herr, Fannie M., daughter of Clayton and Margaret (Keener) Miller, was born Oct. 31, 1880; died March 5, 1960, at her home, Hanover, Pa., aged 79 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was married Nov. 4, 1902, to Elmer J. Herr, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (E. Grant, Spring Grove, Pa.; John D., Hanover, Pa.; Harold M., Gettysburg, Pa.; Charles E., Hanover; Henrietta --Mrs. Lehman Longenecker, Keyser, W. Va.; Ellen H., Crabb Orchard, W. Va.; and Mary-- Mrs. Harold Weaver, Elkhart, Ind.), 2 brothers (Amos E. and Clarence L. and one sister (Anna --Mrs. Levi Diller), all of Hanover, 21 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a lifetime member of the Hanover Church. Funeral services were held March 9 at the Bair Mennonite Church, in charge of Richard Danner and Harvey Grove; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Ickes, John H., son of Joseph and Kathryn (Rock) Ickes, was born June 21, 1886, at Pond Bank, Pa.; died of a stroke April 24, 1960, at Mont Alto, Pa.; aged 73 y. 10 m. 3 d. He was married to Laura Reichard, who died Dec.-- 1952. Surviving are 2 children (Mrs. Raymond Simmers and Fred, both of Mont Alto), 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Sarah Kauffman, Mont Alto). Funeral services were held April 27 at the Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg, Pa., in charge of Harvey E. Shank; interment in Mr. Zion Cemetery.

King, Martha Melinda, daughter of Christ and Magdaline (Kreider) Mann, was born May 26, 1884, at Elkhart, Ind.; died at her home, Scottdale, Pa., April 25, 1960, following a 10- week illness due to a heart and liver ailment; aged 75 y. 10 m. 29 d. On Jan. 19, 1905, she went to Fort Wayne, Ind., as one of the first four pioneer mission workers, and labored there 26 years. She also gave short periods of service at the Chicago and Toronto missions. At the Fort Wayne Mission, she met Ben B. King, a young pastor, whom she married on May 26, 1908. Surviving are her husband, 4 daughters (Gladys --Mrs. Cleason Bender, Scottdale; Genevieve-- Mrs. Harold King, Waynesboro, Va.; Vida--Mrs. Ezra Good, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Carolyn--Mrs. Fred Augsburger, Youngstown, Ohio), 16 grandchildren and 2 brothers (Rufus, Central Lakes, Mich.; and George, Elkhart, Ind.). One son died in infancy; also preceding her in death were 4 sisters and 5 brothers. She served faithfully as a minister's and bishop's wife, as a personal worker and prayer partner, and taught the family to sing together so that they also helped as a family in evangelistic work. Since May, 1952, she continued her mission interest by attending the North Scottdale Mission and becoming a charter member of that congreation when it was organized as a church. Funeral services were held April 28 at the Mennonite Church of Scottdale, in charge of Edwin Alderfer, A. J. Metzler, and Paul Erb; interment in Scottdale Cemetery.

Martin, Solomon M., son of Solomon and Amanda Martin, was born Nov. 6, 1868, at Hagerstown, Md.; died at his home, New Holland, Pa., April 22, 1960; aged 91 y. 5 m. 16 d. He was married to Hettie Z. Good, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Sue G., at home; Fannie--Mrs. A. B. Burkhart and Hettie--Mrs. G. Ruppert, Lancaster; Clayton S., New Holland; John H., Honey Brook; Edna--Mrs. Dan Denlinger and Eli G., Lancaster; and Lester G., Dover, Del, 36 grandchildren, and 40 great- grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family. He was a member of the New Holland Church where funeral services were held April 26, with Mahlon Witmer and Frank Shirk officiating; interment in Weaverland Cemetery.

Myers, Earl Calvin, son of Jerry W. and Sadie (Oberholtzer) Myers, was born March 5, 1915, in Franklin Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack April 26, 1960, near Greencastle, Pa.; aged 45 y. 1 m. 21 d. He was married to Ruth Ebersole, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (E. Richard, Glen L., Rachel D., Sharon E., and Karen E., all at home) and the following brothers and sisters; Roy, Greencastle; Alvin, Chambersburg; Mrs. Percy Houser, Lemasters; Clyde, Mrs. Eldon Coldsmith, and Mrs. Pearl Pentz, Greencastle; and Harry, Harrisburg. He was a member of the Chambersburg Church, where funeral services were held April 29, in charge of Harvey E. Shank, Amos Martin, and Reuben Martin.

Peachey, Chester Jacob, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peachey, was born Oct. 26, 1916; died Feb. 14, 1960, at the hospital, Greenville, S.C., following surgery for a brain tumor; aged 43 y. 3 m. 19 d. He is survived by his widow (Helen Burkhart Peachey), 2 sons (Dale and Kenneth) and one daughter (Sharlene), all of Taylors, S.C., his father and stepmother of Bareville, Pa., 2 sisters (Mrs. Willis K. Lefever, Lancaster, Pa.; and Priscilla, Bareville), and 2 brothers (Paul, Lancaster; and Richard, Bareville). He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Groffdale, but since going to Greenville seven years ago, he attended the Boulevard Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 16, at the Mackey Mortuary, Greenville, by Frank Collins and Feb. 19 at the Esbenshade and High Funeral Home, New Holland, Pa., by Mahlon Witmer; burial in Groffdale Church Cemetery.

Riegsecker, Albert, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Nofziger) Riegsecker, was born near Archbold, Ohio, May 24, 1898; was accidentally killed while starting a tractor he had repaired on a farm near Oak Shade, Ohio, April 14, 1960; aged 61 y. 10 m. 20 d. On Aug. 14, 1928, he was married to Leah Smead, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Norman, Elmira, Ohio; and Darold, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio), 3 daughters (Donnabelle--Mrs. LaVern Burkholder, Archbold; and Carol and Sharon, at home), and 6 grandchildren. A half brother (Jonas Roth) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Jesse Short and Roy Sauder.

Roth, Ollie, daughter of Jacob and Lavina (Hershberger) Rediger, was born Feb. 5, 1912, at Milford, Nebr.; died of a brain tumor April 23, 1960, at Milford; aged 48 y. 2 m. 18 d. On Dec. 24, 1933, she was married to Oliver Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Cloy Eugene, Milford; Lyle Dean, Meridian, Idaho; Lonnie Ray, Jerrel Leon, David Allen, and Phillip Lynne, all at home), 3 grandchildren, her mother (Mrs. Lavina Rediger, Milford), 5 brothers (Sterling, Wellman, Iowa; Stanley and Merle, Milford; Dallas, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; and Ferman, Dorchester, Nebr.), and one sister (Verda, Milford). Her father and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the East Fairview Church, where funeral services were held April 26.

Smucker, Franklin Isaac, son of Jonathan P. and Salome (Pecht) Smucker, was born June 14, 1875, near Knox, Ind.; died April 17, 1960; aged 84 y. 10 m. 3 d. He grew up in the Nappanee, Ind., area, where his father served as bishop for 25 years, was baptized in the stream known as the Yellow Creek, and received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church. On Dec. 5, 1897, he married Mary Elizabeth Albrecht of Tiskilwa, Ill. They started farming near Tiskilwa on the same farm where they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1947. From 1916 to 1918 they served at the Mennonite Orphans' Home at West Liberty, Ohio. He was active in the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, where (in 1894) he introduced English singing and four-part singing. When a children's department was added to the Sunday school in 1907, he became its first superintendent. He was active in organizing and promoting the summer Bible school, and conducted many children's meetings on Sunday evenings and during special church services. He served the Willow Springs Church in many ways and also served on the Board of the Mennonite Old People's Home in Eureka, Ill. He was also interested in nature and wrote nature articles for the Youth's Christian Companion. In 1947 they moved to Morton, where his wife died in 1948. During the last three years he lived with his daughter Ruth-- Mrs. Carl Magnuson. Also surviving are another daughter (Dr. Esther Hodel, Morton), 2 sons (Mark, Wheaton, Ill.; and Milton, North Vernon, Ind.), 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Willow Springs Church, in charge of C. Warren Long and J. N. Kauffman.

Swegheimer, David, son of the late Fred and Mary Ann (Jones) Swegheimer, was born at New Philadelphia, Ohio, June 3, 1916; died at the Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio, April 25, 1960, after suffering a heart attack three weeks previously; aged 43 y. 10 m. 22 d. On Aug. 24, 1941, he was married to Delilah Miller of the Louisville area, and since then they had resided near Louisville. Surviving are his wife, one son (David Gene), 2 sisters (Margaret--Mrs. Fred Hawk, Bolivar, Ohio; and Elizabeth--Mrs. William Updegraff, Dover, Ohio), and 7 brothers (George, Leland, and Fred, Canton, Ohio; Charles, Arthur, and Albert, Dover, Ohio; and Herbert, Wilmot, Ohio). He was a member of the Beech Church, where funeral services were held April 28, in charge of O. N. Johns and Ray Bair.

Troyer, Levi J., son of Jacob Y. (Smucker) Troyer, was born May 16, 1885, at Bellefontaine, Ohio; died of cancer April 28, 1960, at the home farm; aged 74 y. 11 m. 12 d. He was married on Nov. 30, 1913, at West Liberty, Ohio, to Trella Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving is one son (Philip, Plain City, Ohio). He was a member of the South Union Church. Funeral services were held May 1 at the Hostetter Memorial Home, West Liberty, in charge of Roy S. Koch, assisted by Abram Kaufman; interment in South Union Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - May 24, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.21 - page 486, 487

Cauffman, Samuel, was born Aug. 13, 1877, near Chambersburg, Pa.; died April 23, 1960, at his late home near Marion, Pa., after a few day's illness caused by a stroke; aged 82 y. 8 m. 10 d. He was married on Nov. 13, 1902, to Fannie Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Martin, Kenneth {with whom he lived}, and Bertha--Mrs. Arthur Lehman), all of near Chambersburg. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church. Funeral services were held April 26, with short services at the home because of Mrs. Cauffman's semi- invalid condition, and services at the church, in charge of Walter Lehman and Samuel Weidler.

Gehman, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth Shantz, was born Aug. 3, 1876, in Wilmot Twp., Ont. On April 27, 1960, she and her husband moved from Waterloo to reside in a cottage at the Fairview Home, Preston, Ont. She died the same day; aged 83 y. 8 m. 24 d. She was married in 1914 to Solomon Gehman, who survives. Also surviving is one sister (Sarah --Mrs. George Weber). She was baptized in 1896 and was a faithful member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo. Funeral services at Waterloo were in charge of M. B. Martin, assisted by Ross Bender and E. Clare Shantz.

Herr, Henry R., son of Abram B. and Anna (Ranck) Herr, was born near New Danville, Pa., Feb. 3, 1875; died Feb. 2, 1960, at the Lancaster (Pa.). General Hospital after a month's illness, due to a heart attack. He passed away one-half hour before his 85th birthday. On Dec. 29, 1897, he was married to Ada J. Groff, who died in 1926. To this union were born 7 children, 6 of whom survive; Emma--Mrs. John S. Longenecker, Rheems; Elvin G., Lancaster; Abram G., Ronks; Harry M., Lancaster; Raymond G., Willow Street, and Ada--Mrs. Henry H. Rohrer, Strasburg. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters and one brother (Mrs. Lizzie Snavely, Strasburg. Amanda R. and Abram R., both of Lancaster). On Sept. 10, 1929, he was married to Lottie C. Collins, who died in 1955. He lived most of his life near West Willow, Pa., until the last year when he was a guest of the Oreville Mennonite Home. He was a member of the New Danville Church, where he served as a trustee for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the church on Feb. 5, in charge of David Thomas, Elias Groff, and Paul Gochnauer.

Kauffman, Annie E., daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Schertz) Engel, was born Jan. 24, 1891, in Alsace Loraine, Germany; died April 11, 1960, of a heart attack; aged 69 y. 2 m. 18 d. Though she had a heart condition, she had been in good health and death came as a shock to the family. She was found dead by her son following a heart attack. On Feb. 2, 1919, she was married to Daniel S. Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are their 5 children (Dorcas E.--Mrs. Omer Smoker, Parkersburg; Daniel, Jr., Atglen; Aaron W., Parkersburg; Melvin L., Atglen; and Esther Naomi--Mrs. Lester Smoker, Gap, her 4 stepchildren to whom she was as a mother (Florence--Mrs. Earl Blank, Christiana, Pa.; Ammon J., Parkersburg; Mary A.--Mrs. Leon Kauffman, Oxford, Pa.; and Hanna B.--Mrs. Harold Stoltzfus, Atglen), 30 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Joseph S. King and Mrs. Samuel Miller, both of Atglen, and a brother Nicholas, Coatesville, Pa.). Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Millwood Church. Funeral services were held April 14 at her late home, in charge of Wilbur Engel, and at the church, in charge of Reuben Stoltzfus and Leroy Stoltzfus.

Lehman, Jacob Ernst, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., May 16, 1883; died at the Harrisburg, Pa., State Hospital after several years' illness; aged 76 y. 10 m. 26 d. He was married to Salome Ebersole who preceded him in death. Surviving are 6 sons and 6 daughters (Arthur, Lloyd, John, Virgil, Anna, Frances, and Mildred, of Chambersburg, Pa.; Marlin, minister at the Pond Bank Church, Fayetteville, Pa.; Emma-- Mrs. Daniel Diller, Maugansville, Md.; Louella-- Mrs. Lesher Horst, Paradise, Pa.; Leroy, Versailles, Mo.; and Dorothy--Mrs. Elvin Hege, Homestead, Fla.), one sister, 2 brothers, and 39 grandchildren. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church, where funeral services were held April 14, in charge of Walter Lehman and Harvey Shank.

Mellinger, Anna L., daughter of the late Martin G. and Mary (Rutt) Andreas, was born near Sterling, Ill., Aug. 4, 1878; died April 30, 1960, at the Home Hospital, Sterling, Ill., after a short illness; aged 81 y. 8 m. 26 d. On Dec. 12, 1901, she was married to Benjamin Mellinger by the late Philip Nice. In the 59 years of their married life, they were not separated for more than two days at any time. Surviving are her husband, 4 children (Howard, Sterling; Charles, DeKalb; Harold, Columbus, Ohio; and Bertha-- Mrs. Edwin Rutt, Sterling, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Ida LeFevre). One daughter died in infancy, and 2 brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Science Ridge Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of A. C. Good. The funeral text (Psalm 4:8) was chosen by the deceased.

Miller, Clara daughter of Daniel A. and Elizabeth (Mast) Nisly, was born near Hutchinson, Kans., June 22, 1901; died of cancer at her home near Partridge, Kans., April 17, 1960; aged 58 y. 9 m. 26 d. On Feb. 10, 1921, she was married to Levi D. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 9 sons and 3 daughters (Edwin, David, and Mahlon, Hutchinson; Elizabeth, Harry, Perry and Emma--Mrs. Oliver E. Troyer, Partridge; Willis, Grove City, Minn.; Mary--Mrs. Joseph Beachy, Kalona, Iowa; Daniel, Belleville, Pa.; Paul, Goshen, Ind.; and Fred, Kansas City, Mo.), 32 grandchildren, her stepmother (Mrs. D. A. Nisly), 3 brothers (Edward D. and Dan D., Hutchinson; and Fred, Kalona, Iowa), and 3 sisters (Rebecca--Mrs. W. A. Miller, Lizzie--Mrs. Menno Yoder, Jr., and Edna--Mrs. Jacob N. Yoder, all of Hutchinson). Preceding her in death were 3 infant grandchildren, her parents, one brother, and one sister. She was a member of the Amish Church. Funeral services were held April 20 at the Center A.M. Church, in charge of W. W. Wagler, Henry J. Yoder, and Amos Nisly.

Miller, Kathleen Faye, daughter of Jesse and Mary (Garber) Miller, was born Aug. 21, 1959, at Wellman, Iowa; died of a congenital heart condition April 24, 1960, at Wellman; aged 8 m. 3 d. Surviving, besides her parents, are one brother (David), 4 sisters (Betty, Nancy, Judy, and Rosy), 2 grandmothers, and one stepgrandfather. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Upper Deer Creek Church, in charge of Walter L. Beachy and Wilbur Kropf.

Pletcher, Salome Ann, daughter of Samuel L. and Sarah (Kurtz) Gehman, was born April 10, 1869, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died April 7, 1960, at Nappanee, Ind.; aged 90 y. 11 m. 28 d. She was married on March 22, 1894, to Israel R. Pletcher, who died Jan. 29, 1909. Surviving are 3 sons (Menno S., Nappanee; S. Miles, Goshen; and Schuyler W., Topeka), one daughter (Maytie B., Nappanee), 9 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church at Nappanee. Funeral services were held April 9, in charge of Gordon Dyrk and John D. Zehr; burial in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Slaubaugh, Anna, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Graber) Swartzentruber, was born in Daviess Co., Ind., Sept. 14, 1888; died of a heart condition at Sarasota, Fla., March 9, 1960; aged 71 y. 5 m. 24 d. On Dec. 10, 1909, she was married to Benjamin J. Slaubaugh, who was killed in an accident on Oct. 4, 1943. Surviving are 9 children (Nora--Mrs. Wm. Graber, Etna Green, Ind.; Edith--Mrs. David Graber, Montgomery, Ind.; Aaron, Mylo, N. Dak.; Martha--Mrs. Ervin Graber, Loogootee, Ind.; Frances--Mrs. Henry Wagler, Morgantown, Ind.; John, Edward, Irene, and Doris, Loogootee), 43 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one sister and 2 brothers (Katie--Mrs. Joseph Graber and Daniel, Loogootee; and Joseph, Montgomery). One son, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Amish Church. Funeral services were conducted March 9 at Sarasota, with Pete Stauffer in charge, and March 13 at Loogootee, with Amos Graber in charge; interment in Stoll Cemetery.

Stoll, Rosanna, daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Yoder) Stoll, was born in Daviess Co., Ind., Aug. 12, 1882; died April 20, 1960, at the O'Maley Rest Home, Loogootee, Ind., where she had been the past two months; aged 77 y. 8 m. 8 d. Surviving are one brother (Peter J., Montgomery, Ind.) And one sister (Mrs. Lydia Swartz, Loogootee). She was a member of the Berea Church, where funeral services were held April 22, in charge of Tobias Slaubaugh and D. J. Garber.

Wyse, Elmer J., was born near Archbold, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1874; died at the Detwiler Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, of pneumonia, Feb. 19, 1960; aged 85 y. 2 m. 26 d. On Dec. 29, 1895, he was married to Ella Wyse, who died Sept. 27, 1930. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son (Mrs. Wilma Sauder, Wauseon; Arminda--Mrs. Joe Lehman, Archbold; Rosella at home, Elmira, Ohio; and Ervin, Archbold), 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Emma Nofziger and Mrs. Elizabeth Short, both of Archbold). One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 23, in charge of Walter Stuckey and Jesse Short; interment at Pettisville, Ohio.

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Gospel Herald - May 31, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.22 - page 502, 503

Brubaker, Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Kapp) Rohrer, was a lifelong resident of the Wadsworth, Ohio, community; died May 8, 1960, just five days before her 95th birthday. She had been in relatively good health until a few days before her death when she suffered a severe cerebral hemorrhage from which she did not recover. On Dec. 24, 1891, she was married to Abraham Brubaker, who died Dec. 6, 1947. Surviving are their 4 children (Emma--Mrs. Harvey Freidt, Medina, Ohio; Ada--Mrs. Frank Handshue, Seville; and twin sons, Elam and Elmer, Wadsworth), 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Bethel Church, where funeral services were conducted on May 11, with James Steiner in charge; interment in Lower Mennonite Cemetery.

Clemens, Mary A., daughter of the late Tobias and Katie (Alderfer) Moyer, was born July 28, 1892, near Franconia, Pa.; died at the Abington (Pa.) Memorial Hospital March 25, 1960; aged 67 y. 7 m. 26 d. On Nov. 23, 1912, she was married to Wellington N. Clemens, who survives. Also surviving are a foster son (Harrison M. Hackman, at home), 3 foster grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Hackman and Katie A. Moyer, Souderton, Pa.), and 5 brothers (Nelson A., Hatfield; Raymond A., Telford; Laaden A., Saxtons River, Vt.; Vincent A., Telford; and Wilmer A., Harleysville). She was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held March 30, in charge of Henry Ruth, Rein Alderfer, and Arthur Ruth.

Fretz, Martha, daughter of John B. and Adeline Ressor, was born July 5, 1888, in Markham Twp., Ont.; died, after a lengthy illness, May 4, 1960, at Moorefield, Ont.; aged 71 y. 9 M. 29 d. She was married on March 28, 1918, to Joseph C. Fretz, who died Aug. 22, 1956. Surviving are 4 children (John, Salem Oreg.; Walter and Ruth--Mrs. Cyril Gingerich, both of Toronto; and Pauline--Mrs. Clayton Cressman, Moorefield). She was a member of the Shantz Church. Funeral services were held May 7 at the Wideman Church, in charge of L. H. Witmer and Gordon Bauman; interment in the Wideman Cemetery.

Hollinger, Lydia, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Witmer) Martin, was born near Goodville, Pa., Aug. 5, 1872; died April 20, 1960, at the home of her son, Alvin, East Earl, Pa.; aged 87 y. 8 m. 15 d. She was married to Samuel H. Hollinger, who died Jan. 26, 1960. On May 11, 1950, she broke her hip and was never able to walk again. She was the last of her immediate family. Surviving are 9 children (Noah, East Earl; Martin, East Earl; Emma--Mrs. Noah Gehman, Narvon; Lydia--Mrs. Samuel Sauder, Goodville; Paul, Morgantown; Barbara--Mrs. Ross Esbenshade, New Holland; Edna--Mrs. Clarence Martin and Alvin, East Earl), 44 grandchildren, and 107 great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of Lichty's and Goodville congregations. Funeral services were held at Goodville, in charge of David Weaver and Alvin Martin.

Showalter, Robert H., son of Michael H. and Emily (Whissler) Showalter, was born June 10, 1870, near Broadway, Va.; died April 12, 1960, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 89 y. 10 m. 2 d. He had been in failing health for two years. He was married to Nannie Showalter, who died March 29, 1937. Surviving are 3 children (Sada Showalter, Mrs. W. Tracy Suter, and Clark R., all of Harrisonburg), 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Weavers Church, where funeral services were held April 14, in charge of Daniel Suter and DeWitt Heatwole.

Yoder, Clara Elnora, daughter of Samuel and Saloma (Burkey) Smeltzer, was born Nov. 8, 1891, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died of cancer May 4, 1960, at the home of her daughter, Marie, Goshen, Ind.; aged 68 y. 5 m. 26 d. She was married on Feb. 20, 1913, to Ray F. Yoder, who survives. She faithfully fulfilled her duties as a minister's wife and the mother of 9 children. Surviving are their 9 children (Marie A., Goshen, Ind.; Pauline--Mrs. Myron Amstutz, Toledo, Ohio; Robert Truman, Swanton, Ohio; Sanford R., Benton, Ind.; John Mark, Chicago, Ill.; Clayton, Phoenix, Ariz.; Martha--Mrs. Lester Miller, Toledo, Ohio; Lenore--Mrs. Richard Snodey, Washington, D.C.; and Wayne C., Goshen, Ind.), 16 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Salem congregation, New Paris, Ind. Funeral services were held May 6 at the Yellow Creek Church in charge of Harold Myers and Ray Keim; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Zeager, Mary K., daughter of Jacob and Susan (Haley) Zeager, was born March 13, 1874, in East Donegal Twp., Pa.; died April 15, 1960, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 86 y. 1 m. 2 d. She was the last of a large family. She was a member of the Mt. Joy Church, where funeral services were held April 19, in charge of Henry Garber, Henry Frank, Amos Hess, and George Leaman; interment in Kraybill Cemetery.


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Ralph Shetler
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