Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1960

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Gospel Herald, Nov. 1, 1960 - Vol. LIII, Number 43 - page 967, 968

Bard, Mary, daughter of Joseph and Catharine (Newcomer) Kraybill, was born Jan. 1, 1869; died at the Baily Nursing Home, Elizabethtown, Pa., July 19, 1960; aged 91 y. 6 m. 18 d. A widow of Andrew S. Bard, she had resided in Rheems, Pa., for 60 years. For the past 6 years she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Frank R. Brenneman, Elizabethtown, Pa. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a son (Jay Kraybill, Buffalo, N.Y.), 4 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Church. Funeral services were held on July 22 at the Miller Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, with Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz officiating; burial in Kraybill Cemetery.

Berkey, Levi, son of Eli C. and Catherine (Yoder) Berkey, was born Oct. 4,, 1881, Elkhart Co., Ind.; died at the Lagrange Co. Hospital, Oct. 8, 1960; aged 79 y. 4 d. On Feb. 2, 1907, he was married to Loretta Fern Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons and 2 daughters (Cletus and Perry, Shipshewana, Ind.; Harley and Albert, Goshen; Opal--Mrs. Howard Berkeypile, Milford, Ind.; Ora, Middlebury; Leola --Mrs. Melvin Kauffman, Howe; and Elvon, Elkhart), 23 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Henry Kauffman, Elkhart). One son, 2 infant sisters, and one grandson preceded him in death. He was a member of the Forks Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 11, in charge of Melvin Miller, Donald Yoder, and Earley Bontgrager; burial in the Bontrager Cemetery.

Burkey, Wilma A., daughter of William and Leah (Rediger) Burkey, Shedd, Oreg., was born Aug. 15, 1928, Thurman, Colo.; died at the hospital in La Paz. Baja California, Mexico, Sept. 27, 1960; aged 32 y. 1 m. 12 d. She had accepted a year's service in mission work at La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, and had been on the field less than two weeks when a jar of gas was broken. While she was trying to clean up the gas and glass, the gas ignited from the pilot light on the gas refrigerator. Although Wilma suffered severe burns over 90 per cent of her body, she was conscious for 15 hours following the accident. During this time she sang and prayed and praised God, never once offering a word of complaint. In her youth she became a member of the Fairview Church, Albany, Oreg., later becoming a charter member of the Lebanon Church. Surviving, besides her parents, are a grandmother (Mrs. Lena Burkey, Lebanon), 3 brothers (Alfred, Monmouth, Oreg.; Gilbert, Tigard, Oreg.; and Galen, Kansas City, Mo.), and 2 sisters (Vada--Mrs. Ike Kauffman, Hubbard; and Marcele, at home). Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church in charge of Millard Osborne and Louis Landis.

Bush, William Elvwin, was born Oct. 19, 1884, Battineau, N. Dak.; died at Sweet Home, Oreg., Sept. 9, 1960; aged 75 y. 10 m. 21 d. Surviving are 4 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Minnie Crowden, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Miller, Mrs. Jennie McIntyre, and Mrs. Bess Kennedy, Portland, Oreg.) Jack, Donald, Oreg.; and Clarence Bend, Oreg.). He was a member of the Sweet Home Church. Funeral services were in charge of Merle Kropf; interment in the River View Cemetery, Portland.

Derstine, Katie K., daughter of Reuben and Mary (Kulp) Alderfer, was born Dec. 24, 1898, Franconia, Pa.; died after a lingering illness at Franconia, Sept. 26, 1960; aged 61 y. 9 m. 2 d. She was married on July 7, 1918, to Isaiah D. Derstine, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Dayton A., Franconia; and Irene A.-- Mrs. Russell I. Moser, Souderton), 7 grandchildren, and a brother (Henry K. Lansdale, Pa.). One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 1, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Menno B. Souder, and Clinton Landis.

Good, Emma Jane, daughter of John and Magdalene (Stemen) Heatwole, was born near Lima, Ohio, Jan. 7, 1879; died at her home near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1960; aged 81 y. 8 m. 3 d. In 1896 she was married to Chris Good, who survives. They enjoyed 64 years of married life. Also surviving are 3 sons and 5 daughters (W. Cloyd, Ethel M., and Lesta A., at home; John H., Mrs. Velma Augsburger, and Elizabeth --Mrs. Aaron S. Good, of Elida; Merlin I., Tanksley, Ky., and Mrs. Mary Armstrong, Upper Sandusky, Ohio), 19 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 13, in charge of Richard Martin, assisted by Andrew Brenneman.

Horst, James A., son of John and Katie (Etter) Horst, was born April 5, 1872; died at Pickell's Convalescent Home, Columbia, Pa., July 19, 1960; aged 88 y. 3 m. 14 d. He was a retired shoe factory worker. His wife, Elizabeth Young Horst, died 15 years ago. Surviving are 9 children (Elam, Marietta, Pa.; J. Emmert, Fla.; Christ, Pottstown, Pa.; Alvin, Abram, Arthur, Mrs. Lillian Bechtel, Naomi--Mrs. Paul Engle, Laura--Mrs. Irvin Engle, with whom he resided, all of Elizabethtown, Pa.), 28 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Elizabethtown Church. Funeral services on July 23 were held at the Miller Funeral Home in charge of Clarence E. Lutz; interment in the Risser Cemetery.

Householter, Peter, son of DeBolt and Anna (Schertz) Householter, was born May 18, 1886, Eureka, Ill.; died of a heart attack at the Eureka Hospital, Sept. 12, 1950; aged 74 y. 3 m. 25 d. On Oct. 7, 1909, he was married to Laura Sauder, who died in 1931. On Jan. 15, 1939, he was married to Martha Shrock, who survives. Surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters (Ray, Earl, Arthur, and Robert, and Mrs. Elsie Watkins of Eureka; and Mrs. Mildred Redenius, Minonk, Ill.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Amos Neuhauser and Mrs. John Neuhauser, Eureka; and Mrs. Austin D. Roth, Morton), and 20 grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Roanoke Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 15, in charge of Wesley Jantz.

Kauffman, Jonathan D., son of Jonathan and Sarah Kauffman, was born Aug. 29, 1884, Reedsville, Pa.; died at Bird in Hand, Pa., Oct. 8, 1960; aged 76 y. 1 m. 11 d. Occupation: Coach maker. On Jan. 17, 1907, he was married to Sallie Zook, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and one son (Susie E.--Mrs. Paul L. Martin, New Holland, Pa.; Urie E., Summersville, Mo.; Mattie S., at home, Rebekah L.-- Mrs. John N. Landis, Brownstown, Pa.; and Sylvia P.--Mrs. Paul S. Horst, New Holland), and 2 brothers (John G., Belleville, Pa.; and Dan J., Medina. N.Y.). Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Conestoga Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 11, in charge of Millard Shoup, Ira Kurtz, Dave Yoder, S. Roy Glick, and Harvey Z. Stoltzfus.

Kratz, Emma L., daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Nice) Landis, was born June 26, 1878. Franconia Twp., Pa.; died at her home, Souderton, Pa., Sept. 26, 1960; aged 82 y. 4 m. She was married on Jan. 29, 1898, to Jonas H. Kratz, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter and 4 sons (Marietta L., at home, Raymond L., Creamery, Pa.; Elmer L., Elrov, Pa., Jonas L., and Abram L., Souderton), 11 grandchildlren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Mrs. Hannah Freed, Souderton; Mrs. Wilson H. Kratz, Morwood; Mrs. John Mininger, and Mrs. Rein A. Landis, Souderton). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 2, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Menno Souder, Clinton Landis, and Arthur Ruth.

Rosenberger, Martha, daughter of Abram and Mary (Godshalk) Rosenberger, was born April 25, 1890, Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died at Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, Hatield, Pa., Oct. 3, 1960, of cerebral vascular disease; aged 70 y. 5 m. 8 d. Surviving are one brother and one sister. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 7, in charge of David F. Derstine. Jr.

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Gospel Herald, Nov. 8, 1960 - Vol. LIII, Number 44 - Page 990, 991

Blank, Mira K., daughter of Isaac and Mira Shenk, was born June 19, 1898, in Lancaster Twp., Pa.; died of coronary occlusion Oct. 6, 1960, while visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd K. LeFever, East Petersburg, Pa.; aged 62 y. 3 m. 17 d. On Nov. 19, 1919, she was married to Elam B. Blank, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Miriam-Mrs. Lloyd LeFever, East Petersburg; Gladys-Mrs. Robert Leiby and Mervin E., both of Lancaster; Verna --Mrs. Eugene Mowrer, Paradise, Pa.; and David E., Lancaster), 8 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Katie McCardle, Conestoga; Ella-Mrs. Noah G. Good, Lancaster; and Lizzie-Mrs. John Garber, Columbia). She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church. Funeral services were held at the Gundel Funeral Home, Conestoga, Pa., Oct. 11, in charge of Frank Enck, Jas. Shenk and Jacob Brubaker; interment in Mellinger Cemetery.

Firestone, Bertha, daughter of Henry G. and Caroline (Weasel) Haldeman, was born Aug. 30, 1895, at Millway, Pa.; died after a lingering illness at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Aug. 13, 1960; aged 64 y. 11 m. 13 d. She was married to Adlai S. Firestone, who died many years ago. Two sons also preceded her in death. Two sisters (Mrs. Anna Weaver, Ephrata, Pa.; and Mrs. John Mimm, Coatesville, Pa.) survive. She was a member of the Millport Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 16, in charge of Ira D. Landis and Michael N. Wenger; interment in Longenecker Cemetery.

Erb, Menno C., son of Chris and the late Barbara (Oswald) Erb, was born May 11, 1916, at O'Neill, Nebr.; died as the result of injuries in an automobile accident near Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 19, 1960; aged 44 y. 5 m. 8 d. On May 21, 1937, he was married to Lois Eichelberger, who was also injured in the accident. Surviving, besides his wife, are 6 children (Larry, Goshen, Ind.; Karen, Lonnie, Phyllis, Ralph, and Eunice, at home in Benton, Ind.), his father (Chris, West Point, Nebr.), and 2 brothers (Leonard, West Point, Nebr.; and Wilford, Beemer, Nebr.). In August, 1955, Menno was ordained as pastor of the Lake Region Church, Detroit Lakes, Minn., where he served until May, 1957, when the family moved to Indiana. He served as pastor of the Benton Church for one year, and at the time of his death was serving as temporary pastor of the Anderson Church at Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Benton Church. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, Oct. 22, in charge of Irvin Nussbaum and John David Zehr; interment in Benton Cemetery.

Harnish, Enos M., son of Jacob and Elizabeth Harnish, was born Jan. 26, 1873; died May 7, 1960, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob T. Harnish; aged 87 y. 3 m. 11 d. On Nov. 25, 1897, he was married to Katie S. Herr, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Edna-Mrs. Clayton Huber, Mary-Mrs. Frank M. Herr, Anna-Mrs. Jacob T. Harnish, Jacob, and Catherine --Mrs. Jason Seigrist), 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Emma and Fannie-Mrs. Harry Erb). He was a member of the New Danville Church, where funeral services were held May 11, in charge of David Thomas and James Hess.

Kauffman, Louie E., son of Jacob D. and Agatha (Ackerman) Kauffman, was born June 5, 1895, Wayland, Iowa; died of a heart attack Sept. 26, 1960, at his home near Wayland; aged 65 y. 3 m. 21 d. On Oct. 28, 1919, he was married to Verna Boese, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Archie, Washington, Iowa. Richard, Crawfordsville, Iowa; Marie Mrs. Wallace F. Blanestad, Humbold, Iowa; Verlee-Mrs. Harold C. Wylie, Washington, Iowa; Vernon, Olds, Iowa; and Larry and Velda, at home), one brother (Andy J., Wayland), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Mary Stalder, Pleasant Plain, Iowa; Lena-Mrs. Emil Stalder, Washington; Mrs. Emma Stalder and Aggie- Mrs. August Glanzman, Wayland). Three brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Sugar Creek Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 28, in charge of Vernon S. Gerig and Simon Gingerich.

King, Erwin Lloyd, son of Jona and Mollie (Kauffman) King was born Dec. 29, 1906, at Garden City, Mo.; died of a heart attack Oct. 10, 1960, at Independence, Mo.; aged 53 y. 9 m. 11 d. On March 2, 1938, he was married to Mary Garrett, who survives. Also surviving are 3 brothers (Lawrence, Kenneth, and Junior) and 4 sisters (Emma Belle Lais, Naomi Dunsworth, Dorothy Johnson, and Glenna Fern). He was a member of the Baptist Church, Raytown, Mo., where funeral services were held Oct. 13, in charge of James Smith; interment in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Leichty, John, son of Jacob and Catherine Leichty, was born Jan. 21, 1891, at Washington, Ind.; died of a heart attack at his home, Rensselaer, Ind., Oct. 6, 1960; aged 69 y. 8 m. 15 d. On March 2, 1913, he was married to Salome Leichty, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Simon, Jacob, and Carl, all of Rensselaer), 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 4 brothers (Samuel and Peter, Goshen; Dan, Hicksville, Ohio; and David, St. Joseph, Ind.). One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Palm Grove S.M. Church, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral services were held at Burr Oak, Rensselaer, Ind., in charge of Henry J. Stoll and Ray Keim.

Martin, Dean Alan, son of Charles E. and Edith (Zimmerman) Martin, Goshen, Ind., was born Sept. 15, 1960, at Elkhart General Hospital; died Sept. 25, 1960, at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Stanley Lavon), one sister (Judy Ann), the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Martin, Goshen, and Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerman, Foraker), and a great-grandmother (Mrs. Eli Zimmerman). Graveside services at the Yellow Creek Cemetery, Sept. 27.

Mast, Abraham D., son of David and Nancy (Livengood) Mast, was born Dec. 8, 1859, Somerset Co., Pa.; died Oct. 2, 1960, at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Eureka, Ill.; aged 100 y. 9 m. 24 d. In 1886 he was married to Barbara Lantz, who died in 1936. Surviving are 4 daughters and 5 sons (Mrs. Alma Roudenbush, Congerville, Ill.; Mrs. Polly Hicks, Delavan, Ill.; Mrs. Merle Dugan, Bloomington, Ill.; Mrs. Velma Williams, Mundelein, Ill.; W. H., Galesburg, Ill.; Omar and Verle, Hopedale, Ill.; Leroy, Peoria, Ill.; and Fred, Phoenix, Ariz.), one sister (Mrs. Sadie Kendall, Goshen, Ind.), 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death. He was a member of the Hopedale Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 4, in charge of Ivan Kauffmann and Ben Springer.

Mathias, Minnie Frances, daughter of Sellestine and Sarah (Basye) Whitmer, was born June 20, 1878, at Mathias, W. Va.; died after a lingering illness, Oct. 12, 1960, at the Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 82 y. 3 m. 22 d. She was married to Silas Mathias, who died in July, 1958. Surviving are 7 sons (Casper and Stanley, Bergton, Va.; Noah, Chester, and Lory, Rockville, Md.; Lewis, Gaithersburg, Md.; and Paul, Hyattsville, Md.), 4 daughters (Sara-Mrs. Arthur Geil and Norma-Mrs. Brown Shipe, Broadway, Va.; Mrs. Mattie Apperti, Hyattsville, Md.; and Mrs. Sena Klever, Miami, Fla.), 19 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. David Halterman, Bergton, Va.), and one brother (William, Harrisonburg). She was a member of the Mt. Hermon Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at the Mathias Brethren Church, with Linden M. Wenger, Glen Garner, and Robert Philipps officiating; interment in Mathias Cemetery.

Miller, Sherrill Kaye, daughter of Wilbur J. and Opal (Kremer) Miller, was born Oct. 24, 1942, Frytown, Iowa; died at the Bethel Hospital, Newton, Kans., on Oct. 8, 1960; aged 17 y. 11 m. 14 d. In August, 1954, she was stricken with polio, which left her somewhat handicapped. Apparently death was caused by heart collapse, or failure. She was a freshman at Hesston College. Surviving are her parents of Iowa City, Iowa; one sister (Joyce), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. William Kremer, Milford, Nebr.). She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church near Hills, Iowa. Funeral services on Oct. 11, were held at Lower Deer Creek, in charge of John Y. Swartzendruber and Herman J. Smucker.

Rufenacht, Frieda Olivia, daughter of Benedict and Mary (Graber) Aschliman, was born June 4, 1902, near Stryker, Ohio; died after a lingering illness at the Flower Hospital, Toledo Ohio, Oct. 5, 1960; aged 58 y. 4 m. 1 d. On June 4, 1925, she was married to Alphus L. Rufenacht, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Duane and Roger), one sister (Virginia- Mrs. John L. Short, Stryker), 4 brothers (Raymond and Ura, Stryker; Cletus, Archbold; and Freeman, Toledo), and Carl, Lois, and Carla Tavierne, whom she loved as part of her family. She united with the Lockport Church near Stryker, and later became one of the charter members of the Salem Church, near Waldron, Mich. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Church, Oct. 8, in charge of Earl Stuckey and Clark Gait.

Schmucker, David, son of the late Eli and Anna (Farey) Schmucker, was born near Middlebranch, Ohio, May 23, 1886; died at his home near Louisville, Ohio, Sept. 26, 1960; aged 74 y. 4 m. 3 d. On Dec. 25, 1919, he was married to Clara Krabill, who survives. Also surviving ate 2 daughters (Arlene-Mrs. Clifford Mercer, Tarnon Springs, Fla.; and Doris-Mrs. John Sukosd, East Canton, Ohio), 4 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Ben, Eva, and Della--Oscar Hostetler, all of Louisville), and 2 brothers Eli, Louisville, and Edwin, Bellefontaine). One daughter, one sister, and 3 brothers preceded him in death. On Sept. 25 he was at church services as usual; on Monday morning, Sept. 26, he went to his garden to do some work. Shortly afterwards he suffered a heart attack and was gone. He was a member of the Beech Church, where funeral services were conducted by O. N. Johns and Ray Bair.

Schrock, Elmer D., son of Daniel and Amanda (Yoder) Schrock, was born May 3, 1899; died of a heart attack during the night at his home near Grantsville, Md., Oct. 2, 1960; aged 61 y. 4 m. 29 d. It is not known whether he so much as woke from his normal sleep before passing on to eternity. He had seemingly been in perfect health. On Sept. 9, 1920, he was married to Sadie Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Rhoda-Mrs. Crist H. Yoder, Meyersdale, Pa.; Simon, administrator of Friedensheim [relief and mission center of the Amish Mennonite churches], Berlin, Germany; Lela- Mrs. Simon M. Yoder, Meyersdale; Raymon, Herman, and Olen, Grantsville; Homer, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Thelma-Mrs. Denver Yoder, Grantsville), 24 grandchildren, one brother, 3 sisters, and 3 half sisters. One brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mountain View Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 6, conducted by Elam L. Kauffman and Jacob J. Hershberger.

Shenk, Ella A., daughter of Samuel and Esther Erb, was born in Penn Twp., Pa., April 17, 1886; died of a heart condition at home, Landisville, Pa., Sept. 8, 1960; aged 74 y. 4 m. 22 d. On Nov. 28, 1907, she was married to Benjamin H. Shenk, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 4 daughters (Henry E., Manheim; Esther-Mrs. Ezra Brubaker, Lititz; Naomi-Mrs. Martin Breneman, Lancaster; Ruth E., at home; Mrs. I. Abram Witmer, Manheim, and Benjamin E., Lampeter), 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a sister (Naomi Erb, Mennonite Home, Lancaster). She was a member of the Landisville Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 10, with Barton Gehman and Christian Frank officiating.

Shenk, Jacob Basil, son of Isaac and Sophia Shenk, was born Aug. 13, 1888, in Sugar Creek Twp., Allen Co., Ohio; died at the home of his son, Lester. Wapakoneta, Ohio, on Sept. 15, 1960; aged 72 y. 1 m. 2 d. On Dec. 16, 1911, he was married to Barbara Culp, who survives. Also surviving are 11 children (William, of the U.S. Army, currently stationed in Korea; Edward, Elida; Esther-Mrs. Milo Bastion, Franklin, Ohio; Lester (twin brother of Esther), Wapakoneta; Cretora-Mrs. Roland Alexander, Jr., Timothy, Lima; Aral, Hirsdale, Ill.; Warren, Lima; Alice-Mrs. Vernon Hotzler, Timberville, Va.; Nellie-Mrs. Herman Heirrich, Lafayette; and Merlin, Lima), 4 sisters and 5 brothers (Mrs. Irvin Diller and Mrs. Sam Powell, Elida; Mrs. John Cusick, Lafayette; Mrs. Ellen Straman, Berrien Springs, Mich.; Otho, Noah, and Timothy, Elida; Erasmus, Lima; and Ira, __, Va.), and 21 grandchildren. His wife, an invalid, is being cared for at the home of her daughter Alice. Funeral services were held in the Salem Church, Sept. 18, in charge of Richard E. Martin; burial in the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Delphos.

Zook, Thomas J., son of Jacob Y. and Rachel (Kanagy) Zook, was born Oct 19, 1880, at Belleville, Pa.; died of cancer Oct. 14, 1960, at the Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio; aged 79 y. 11 m. 25 d. On Oct. 8, 1908, he was married to Mary Krabill, who survives. Also surviving are one son and one daughter (Grace- Mrs. Ervin Burkholder and Harold E., both of Cozad, Nebr.), 7 grandchildren, one sister (Rachel-Mrs. Harvey Krabill, West Liberty, Ohio), and 4 half sisters (Mrs. John C. Yoder, Rhoda, Mrs. James Dahl, and Mrs. Charles Ressler, all of Belleville). One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 16, with Roy S. Koch officiating.

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Gospel Herald, Nov. 15, 1960 - Vol. LIII, Number 45 - page 1015, 1016

Bachman, William H., son of Andrew and Mary (Muir) Bachman, was born in Nebraska, July 7, 1906; died of a heart attack at Hubbard, Oreg., Sept. 6, 1960; aged 54 y. 1 m. 29 d. Surviving are 2 brothers (Amos, Hubbard; and John, Kalispell, Mont.) and one sister (Mrs. Fannie Roth, Barlow, Oreg.). He was a member of the Zion Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 9, in charge of John M. Lederach.

Begly, Christian, son of Joshua and Anna (Imhoff) Begly, was born in Chester Twp., Ohio, Feb. 9, 1876; died at his home in Chester Twp., Sept. 24, 1960; aged 84 y. 7 m. 15 d. On Jan. 12, 1902, he was married to Minnie Bigler, who died Jan. 24, 1941. To this union were born 5 children; Nathan, Berlin; Ivan, Wooster; Mary, at home; and infant daughter and a son who preceded him in death. On Dec. 10, 1942, he was married to Ada Herr Miller. Surviving are his wife, 3 children, one brother (John, West Salem), 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 3 stepsons (Junior Miller, Harrisburg, Oreg.; Raymond Miller, Wooster; and Robert Miller, North Lawrence). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at the Chester Church, in charge of Carl Good and Lester Graybill.

Boyer, John William, Jr., infant son of Johnwilliam and Edith (Eimen) Boyer, was born prematurely at Buckeye, Ariz. Sept. 6, 1960; lived only 6 hours. Surviving are his parents and one sister (Rachel Ann). A graveside service was held at the Buckeye Cemetery. Sept. 7, in charge of Chester Eymann.

Brydge, Edward R., son of the late Jesse and Bettie (Treavey) Brydge, was born Oct. 5, 1874, in Augusta Co., Va., died Aug. 23, 1960; aged 85 y. 10 m. 18 d. Surviving are his wife Isabelle, 6 sons and 3 daughters (George, Staunton, Va.; Oscar, Stuarts Draft; Paul and Amos, Lyndhurst; Vance, minister at the Waynesboro Church; Silas, pastor at Lynside Church; Bessie-Mrs. Joe Hailey and Viola-Mrs. David Tisdale, Stuarts Draft; and Edna-Mrs. Harry Willis, Lyndhurst), one stepdaughter (Mrs. Lonie Brydge), one sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Brouthman), one brother (Junius), 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Lynside Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 26, in charge of Truman Brunk and John R. Mumaw; interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Eshleman, Ralph M., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Eshleman, was born July 23, 1896, near State Line Pa.; died, after a lingering illness, Aug. 24, 1960, aged 64 y. 1 m. 1 d. He was married to Ruth Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Mahlon, Ralph, Jr., Omar, and Nathan). He was a member of the Williamson Church. Funeral services were held at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Aug. 27, in charge of Merle Cordell and Norman Martin; interment in Stouffer's Cemetery.

Graber, Leah, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Stoll) Graber, was born Nov. 29, 1880, in Daviess Co., Ind.; died Sept. 29, 1960, at the home of her son, Jacob Graber, Montgomery, Ind.; aged 79 y. 10 m. On Dec. 7, 1901, she was married to Jacob P. Garber, who died July 23, 1950. Besides her son, she is survived by one brother, (Amos, Loogootee, Ind.) and 2 sisters (Elizabeth Wagler and Susan Raber, Montgomery). She was a charter member of the Berea Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 1, in charge of Edd P. Schrock, David J. Graber, and Tobias Slaubaugh.

Groff, John H., son of Martin and Elizabeth Groff, was born in Salisbury Twp. Pa. April 17, 1879, died after a lingering illness at his home in Kinzers, Pa., June 29, 1960; aged 81 y. 2 m. 12 d. He was married to Anna M. Brackbill, who died May 25, 1945. One son and one grandson also preceded him in death. Surviving are 9 children (Barbara-Mrs. Warren Graham, Gap, Pa.; Elizabeth, at home; Clarence and Roy, Kinzers; Anna-Mrs. Norman Hess, Mr. Joy; Elva-Mrs. Lester Lehman, Leola; Esther-Mrs. Earl Groff, Lancaster; Elsie-Mrs. Earl Martin, Leola; and Miriam-Mrs. Samuel Gehman, Donaldson, Ga.), 34 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Kinzer Church, where funeral services were held July 2, in charge of Clair Eby and Marvin Eshleman.

Imhoff, Rufus, son of Henry and Susan (Burk) Imhoff, was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, June 1, 1877; died Aug. 29, 1960; aged 83 y. 2 m. 28 d. On June 2, 1898, he was married to Mary Horst, who died Nov. 28, 1949. Four children, one grandchild, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters also preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Harvey and Benjamin, Wooster, Ohio), 3 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Benjamin Lehman, West Salem; Lydia-Mrs. Elam Weaver, Wooster; and Clara-Mrs. Marion Berg, Dalton), 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Anna Wenger, Seville). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the Chester Church, in charge of Elmer Good and Carl Good.

Linder, Levi, son of Peter and Barbara Schmucker) Linder, was born near Harrisburg, Ohio, Dec. 25, 1890; died at the Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio, Oct. 28, 1960; aged 69 y. 10 m. 3 d. On Oct. 9, 1913, he was married to Laura Conrad, who survives. Also surviving is one daughter (Zelda, at their home in Louisville, Ohio). One son and 2 brothers preceded him in death. He suffered from a heart condition for the past few years, and on Thursday night suffered a heart attack from which he partially recovered, but on Friday evening he suffered another attack and passed away quickly and quietly. He was a member of the Beech Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of O. N. Johns and Ray Bair.

Marner, Gideon G., son of Gideon and Elizabeth (Lehman) Marner, was born Nov. 21, 1873, near Sharon, Iowa; died after a six-day illness at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Oct. 25, 1960; aged 86 y. 11 m. 4 d. On Sept. 23, 1898, he was married to Fannie B. Miller, who survives. He was one of the members of the committee who helped to organize the Daytonville Sunday School in 1906, where he served as teacher and Sunday-school superintendent for many years. Surviving also are 6 sons and one daughter (Vernon and Maynard, Wellman; Willard, Morrison, Ont.; Walter, Denver, Colo.; Max, Parnell; Donald, Iowa City; and Mary-Mrs. John King, Conrath, Wis.), 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Alice, Kalona). Four brothers, 2 sisters, 2 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a member of the Wellman Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 28, in charge of Noah Landis, Max Yoder, and George S. Miller; burial in Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Sanders, Vera Ann, daughter of Tom, Jr., and Vanilla (Bishop) Sanders, was born Dec. 28, 1959, at Buckeye, Ariz.; died suddenly of bronchial pneumonia Oct. 2, 1960; aged 9 m. 4 d. Besides her parents, she is survived by 9 brothers and sisters (Geraldine, Janette, Jesse, Henry T., Robert, Paul, Iva, Deborah, and Charles Ray). Graveside services were held at the buckeye Cemetery Oct. 4, with Johnwilliam Boyer in charge.

Shank, Edith C., daughter of the late William and Fannie (Metz) Rutherford, was born in West Virginia, Feb. 25, 1881; died at her home in Maugansville, Md., Oct. 25, 1960, after an illness of one week; aged 79 y. 8 m. She was married on Nov. 3, 1903, to Clinton Shank, who died Jan. 17, 1960. Surviving are 4 children (Earl R., Hagerstown, Md.; Gladys M., at home; Paul W., Scottdale, Pa.; and Lester C., Harrisonburg, Va.), 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchilren, and 5 half sisters. She was a member of the Reiff Mennonite Church. Short services were held at the home by Moses Horst, and at Reiff's Church by Stanley Martin and Irvin Shank; interment in Reiff's Cemetery.

Showalter, Waneta Rose, stillborn daughter of Hubert D. and Martha (Brunk) Showalter, was born Sept. 14, 1960, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va. Surviving, besides the parents, are 5 sisters (Violet, Helen, Reba, Leanna, and Alvin), all at home; grandfathers (Gabriel H. Brunk, Elida, Ohio; and Peter S. Showalter, Harrisonburg). Graveside services were held at the Pike Church Cemetery, Sept. 15, in charge of Daniel Brubaker.

Smith, Anna S., daughter of Jacob E. and Lizzie (Leaman), Brackbill, was born May 23, 1887, near Lancaster Pa.; died Oct. 24, 1960, at her home in Lancaster, Pa.; aged 73 y. 5 m. 1 d. On June 6, 1946, she was married to Vernon C. Smith, who died Oct. 14, 1953. Surviving are 4 sisters (Lillie-Mrs. Daniel E. Weinhold, Leacock, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Harry L. Burkholder, Chambersburg; Barbara-Mrs. John S. Rhoads, Columbia; and Catherine-Mrs. Benjamin H. High, Lancaster) and 2 brothers (G. Clayton, Bauman, Pa.; and Jacob E., Gordonville, Pa.). She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church. Funeral services were held at the Young Funeral Home in Lancaster, Oct. 27, in charge of James Shank and Jacob E. Brubaker.

Snyder, Jess J., son of Frank W. and Clara (Doyle Snyder, was born Jan. 21, 1896, Fort Scott, Kans.; died Sept. 1, 1960, Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill., of a complication of diseases; aged 64 y. 7 m. 11 d. He was married on Dec. 24, 1914, to Nancy F. Campbell, who survives. Occupation: laborer at Caterpillar Tractor Co. Also surviving are one daughter and 3 sons (Clara Bell-Mrs. Amos Phillips, Rubert Russell, Jess Vernon, and Frank William), one brother (Frank), 3 sisters (Mrs. Addie Whalen, Mrs. Alta Beal, and Mrs. Vera Hoke), 19 grandchildren, and one stepbrother and 2 stepsisters (Theodore Huffman, Mrs. Bessie Smashey, and Mrs. Dorothy Anderson). One daughter preceded him in death. He was baptized at the Hannibal Mission in 1936. Funeral services were held at the Ann Street Mennonite Church, Peoria, on Sept. 3, in charge of J. J. Hostetler; interment in the Swan Lake Cemetery.

Vanpelt, Charles William, of Columbiana, Ohio, son of Perry L. and Eva Anne (Lehman) Vanpelt, was born July 27, 1905, at Harrisonburg, Va.; died Oct. 1, 1960, after one week's illness, having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on Sept. 23; aged 55 y. 2 m. 4 d. On Dec. 17, 1929, he was married to Iva Witmer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 5 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Melvin Neunschwander, Leetonia, Ohio; Bertha-Mrs. Paul Steiner, Dalton, Ohio; Mable-Mrs. Louis Steiner, Leetonia; Roy, Columbiana; David, Norristown, Pa.; Loretta, 9 grandchildren, his mother, 4 brothers and 6 sisters (Frank, John, Mary, Maggie-Mrs. Paul Zimmerman, Susanna-Mrs. Harvey Shaum, Jake, Ina-Mrs. Mark Rhodes. Mark, Priscilla-Mrs. Harry Rhodes, and Etta-Mrs. James Horst, all of near Columbiana). One son, his father, and one brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church, where funeral services were held in charge of David Weaver, assisted by Carl Good and Phares Martin.

Yoder, Lomie, daughter of Mose F. and Barbara Zook, was born March 9, 1888, at Belleville, Pa.; died of a heart attack Sept. 27, 1960, at Belleville,; aged 72 y. 6 m. 18 d. She was married on Jan. 28, 1909, to John K. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 foster children (Mildred-Mrs. McCoy Sieber and Urie Yoder, both of Belleville). She was a member of the Locust Grove Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 30, in charge of Richard Kling and Erie Renno.

Zook, Fannie S., daughter of Christian and Catherine (Stuckey) Kropf, was born Sept. 10, 1876, near Smithville, Ohio; died Oct. 4, 1960, near Smithville; aged 84 y. 24 d. On Nov. 23 1919, she was married to David S. Zook, who died 13 years ago. Surviving are one daughter (Mary-Mrs. Arthur L. Amstutz), one step-daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Smithville Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 6, in charge of Gerald Studer and I. Mark Ross; interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Moyer, Lillie, daughter of Abram C. and Mary (Landis) Moyer, was born Aug. 14, 1881, in Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Oct. 27, 1960; aged 79 y. 2 m. 13 d. On Nov. 13, 1902, she was married to Wm. H. Moyer, who died in February, 1944. Two sons also preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 children (Abram, Mamie Godshall, Lillie Edna Baum, Stella Grace Alderfer, Wilson M., David M., and Samuel M.), 19 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 31, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.

Yoder, Magdalena, daughter of John I. and Sarah (Esh) Plank, was born Oct. 2, 1862, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died at her home in Iowa Co., Iowa, July 4, 1960; aged 97 y. 8 m. 2 d. On Jan. 30, 1881, she was married to Moses Yoder, who died March 24, 1926. Surviving are 7 sons and one daughter (Harvey and Kores, Wellman, Iowa; William and John, Parnell; Emery, Kalona; Joseph, Iowa City; Francis, Harper Kans.; and Ida--Mrs. Leroy Bender), 30 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (John U. Salem, Oreg.; and Nicholas, Bettendorf, Iowa), one sister (Mrs. Mary Richardson, Kelso, Wash.), and Mrs. Lucy Combs Aschenbrenner, who was reared in the Yoder home. Funeral services were held at the Upper Deer Creek Church, July 6, with Victor Kropf and Morris Swartzendruber officiating.

Yoder, Perry T., son of the late Jacob and Lydia Yoder, was born Nov. 2, 1883, Wayne Co., Ohio; died Sept. 30, 1960, at the Mennonite Home near Rittman, Ohio; aged 76 y. 10 m. 28 d. Surviving are one brother and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church, Smithville, where funeral services were held on Oct. 3.

Zimmerman, Mildred May, daughter of Samuel and Ida (Nofziger) Crossgrove, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 10, 1911; died as the result of a tractor accident on their farm near Wauseon, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1960; aged 49 y. 3 d. On Nov. 18, 1930, she was married to Arlen H. Zimmerman, who survives. Also surviving are one son and 3 daughters (Emogene--Mrs. Harold Buerge, Wauseon: Roger, Cleveland; Carolyn--Mrs. Ralph Metzler, Denver, Colo.; and Marilyn, La Junta, Colo.), one grandchild, and 2 sisters (Ada--Mrs. Orval Nafziger, and Marie--Mrs. Vernon Frey, both of Archbold). Besides her parents, one brother preceded her in death in infancy. She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Jesse J. Short and Dale Wyse.

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