Gospel Herald, October 4, 1960, - Volume LIII, Number 39, p 878 879
Ernst, Lydia, daughter of Aaron and Barbara Stutzman, was born at Milford, Nebr., April 27, 1889; died Sept. 7, 1960, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., after an illness of several months; aged 71 y. 4 m. 11 d. She was married on Feb. 16, 1914, to Tillis I. Ernst, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 4 daughters (Chester, Shedd, Oreg.; Earl, Hugh, Dean, Stan, Mrs. Virgie Stutzman, Pearl-Mrs. Jack Roten, and Alice--Mrs. Lee Stutzman, all of Colorado Springs; and Alva--Mrs. Henry Unrau, Tangent, Oreg.), 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (David, Cairo, Nebr.; Peter, Corry, Pa.; and Emmanuel, Julesburg, Colo.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Lena Burkey, Lebanon, Oreg.; Tillie--Mrs. John Schweitzer, Cairo, Nebr.; Cora--Mrs. Wm. Boshart, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Katie Stutzman, Lebanon, Oreg.; and Mrs. Barbara Stutzman, Filer, Idaho). One brother, one sister, and 5 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Colorado Springs. Funeral services were held at the Chapel of Memories, Sept. 10, with Jacob F. Weirich and Calvin Ringler in charge; interment in Colorado Memorial Gardens.
Hartzler, Archie D., son of Jonathan B. and Martha (Yoder) Hartzler, was born Sept. 29, 1881, in Logan Co., Ohio; died Sept. 5, 1960, of a heart condition; aged 78 y. 11 m. 13 d. On Dec. 18, 1907, he was married to Rhoda T. Yoder, who died Feb. 5, 1917. On Nov. 25, 1918, he was married to Mrs. Anna Hostetler Ross who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters by his first marriage (Levi C., Elkhart, Ind.; Andrew W., Newport News, Va.; Emory W., Ruth--Mrs. Boyd Lapp, and Bertha --Mrs. Harley King, West Liberty, Ohio), one son and one daughter by his second marriage (John, Sidney, Ohio; and Orpha--Mrs. John Lantz, Urbana, Ohio); 2 stepchildren (Oliver Ross, Snowhill, Md.; and Irene--Mrs. Aaron Kanagy, Reedsville, Pa.), 27 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was the last member of a family of 10 children. He was a member or the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 8, in charge of Nelson Kanagy, assisted by Roy Koch.
Leatherman, Mary Alverna, daughter of Martin and Susannah (Myers) Leatherman, was born Nov. 11, 1867; died at Wadsworth (Ohio) Municipal Hospital, Sept. 5, 1960; aged 92 y. 10 m. 24 d. She had been in failing health for some time, due to a heart condition, but was bedfast only the last few days of her life. She was preceded in death by her 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Surviving are 3 nephews and 2 nieces. She was the daughter of the first minister of the Bethel Church and faithfully cared for her parents until their death. Then she took up practical nursing, which she followed until her retirement at the age of 75. She was a member of the Bethel Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 7, in charge of James Steiner; interment in Lower Mennonite Cemetery.
Redcay, Mahlon S., son of Abram D. and Lizzie N. (Stoner) Redcay, was born June 26, 1892, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at his home, Ephrata, Pa., Aug. 6, 1960; aged 68 y. 1 m. 11 d. On Nov. 18, 1915, he was married to Lillie Witmer, who preceded him in death 34 years ago. Later he was married to Louisa D. Metzler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Lizzie Mae W.--Mrs. Willis Groff and Anna Ruth W.--Mrs. Eli Good), 6 grandchildren, and one sister (Minnie Stauffer). He was a member of the Metzler Church, where funeral services were conducted by Eli Sauder and Mahlon Witmer.
Yoder, Jacob Edwin, son of Jacob P. and Saloma (Peachey) Yoder, was born Dec. 13, 1942, at Belleville, Pa.; died of a heart condition, due to rheumatic fever, at Reedsville, Pa., Sept. 9, 1960; aged 17 y. 8 m. 27 d. Surviving are his parents, 7 brothers and sisters (Esther, Philadelphia, Pa.; Anna Mary--Mrs. Marvin Byler, Hamburg, Pa.; John E., Mohrsville, Pa.; Allen, Allensville, Pa.; Marian--Mrs. James Payne and Rebecca, Quakertown, Pa.; and Barbara, at home). One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Woodland Mennonite Chapel. Funeral services were held at Woodland and also at Locust Grove, Sept. 11, with Ivan E. Yoder, Erie Renno, Elam Peachey, and John B. Zook officiating; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Yutzy, Faith Ann, daughter of Homer E., and Elizabeth (Williams) Yutzy, Petoskey, Mich., was born Sept. 7, 1960; died shortly after birth at the Little Traverse Hospital. Besides her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters survive. Graveside services were held at the Greenwood Cemetery, Sept. 9.
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Gospel Herald, October 11, 1960, - Volume LIII, Number 40, p 903. 904
Amstutz, Barbara Schneck, was born at Dalton, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1872; died Sept. 7, 1960; aged 87 y. 10 m. On April 4, 1890, she was baptized and received into membership of the Sonnenberg Church. Later she became a charter member of the Kidron Church. On March 21, 1895, she was married to Peter J. Amstutz, who died in 1953. One child also preceded her in death. Surviving are 8 children, 40 grandchildren, and 64 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Kidron Church, Sept. 10, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, Bill Detweiler, and Isaac Zuercher.
Bender, Mahlon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bender, was born Jan. 4, 1878, at McHenry, Md.; died at his home, Accident, Md., July 9, 1960; aged 82 y. 6 m. 2 d. On Nov. 28, 1911, he was married to Elizabeth Handwerk, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Claude, Columbia, Pa.; Owen, Orrville, Ohio and Walter, Oakland, Md.), 4 daughters (Olive, at home; Mrs. Sarah Yoder, Oakland, Md.; Mrs. Mabel West Scio, Ohio; and Mrs. Velma Miller, Orrville, Ohio), one brother (Henry, Canton, Ohio), 21 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Glade Church, where funeral services were held July 12, in charge of Melvin Beiler and Isaac Metzler.
Brubaker, Clara, daughter of Cornelius and Kathryn Heintzleman, was born Nov., 26, 1870, in Mahoning, Ohio; died Sept. 12, 1960, of a cerebral hemorrhage at Leetonia, Ohio; aged 89 y. 8 m. 17 d. On Dec. 3, 1890, she was married to Isaac Brubaker, who died in 1937. Surviving are one son (Harvey, Columbiana, Ohio), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a half sister (Mrs. Cora Saurer). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Leetonia Church. Funeral services were held at the Fry Funeral Home, Sept. 14, in charge of S. A. Yoder; interment in Midway Mennonite Cemetery.
Detweiler, Edward, son of Christian and Mary (Zimmer) Detweiler, was born Oct. 11, 1903, near Shickley, Nebr.; died at the Seward (Nebr.) Memorial Hospital of an acute congestive heart failure, Sept. 6, 1960; aged 56 y. 10 m. 26 d. He was married on Dec. 6, 1920, to Minnie Zimmerman, who survives. Also surviving are 10 children (Berneice Heinze and Ardene--Mrs. Vern Pingel, both of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Raymond, Lincoln, Nebr.; Arnetta--Mrs. Ralph Kaufman, Fonda, Iowa; Wayne, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; Dale, Larry, Glen, Mary Ann, and Janet, all at home), 16 grandchildren, one great grandchild, his mother of Shickley, one sister (LaVern--Mrs. Bud Roth, Twin Falls, Idaho), 2 brothers (Perry, Shickley; and Fred, Scottsbluff), 5 half sisters, and 2 half brothers. One son, one daughter, and his father preceded him in death. He was baptized as a member of the Salem Church of Shickley. Funeral services were held at East Fairview, Milford, in charge of Ammon Miller, Oliver Roth, and Sterling Stauffer.
Eichelberger, Glenn Irvin, son of Aaron and Mattie (Roth) Eichelberger, was born Nov. 1, 1910, near Shickley, Nebr.; died of cancer Aug. 11, 1960, at the Magic Valley Memorial Hospital, Twin Falls, Idaho; aged 49 y. 9 m. 10 d. On Oct.. 18, 1933, he was married to Helen Kuhns, who survives. Also surviving are their 8 children (Gaile and Elvera, Filer, Idaho; Stanley, Broken Bow, Nebr.; Joe, Arla, Merle, Ray, and Max, all at home), his parents, 2 brothers, and one sister. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, Funeral services were conducted by Royden Schweitzer, Ivan Hostetler, and Samuel Honderich.
Gerber, Pauline, daughter of Benjamin and Verena (Steiner) Amstutz, was born Sept. 13, 1887, near Dalton, Ohio; died after a brief illness at the Orrville, (Ohio) Osteopathic Hospital, Aug. 28, 1960; aged 72 y. 11 m. 15 d. On Dec. 3, 1908, she was married to Philip Gerber, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Elma-- Mrs. Vilas Zuercher, Rhoda--Mrs. George Nussbaum, and Ann--Mrs. Clayton Hofstetter, all of Dalton), 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Ann--Mrs. David. D. Hofstetter, Dalton; and Elma--Mrs. Reuben Hofstetter, Kidron). One daughter, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 31, in charge of Bill Detweiler, Isaac Zuercher, and Don Swaney.
Good, John, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Culp) Good, was born July 15, 1886, Elida, Ohio; died at Elida of a cerebral hemorrhage, June 23, 1960; aged 73 y. 11 m. 8 d. On Dec. 20, 1906, he was married to Verna Brenneman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Kenneth, Morton, Ill.; Mildred-Mrs. Otis Good, Elida, Ohio; and Allen, Lexington, Ky.), 12 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Crist, Elida; Aaron, Lima; and Abraham, Nampa, Idaho). Two sons preceded him in death. He was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held June 26, in charge of Richard E. Martin and Andrew Brenneman.
Good, Lawrence Milford, son of Mark and Viola (Tweedy) Good, Webb City, Mo, was born Sept. 29, 1921; died Sept. 6, 1960, in the McMinnville (Oreg.) Hospital; aged 38 y. 11 m. 8 d. He was employed by the Simonson Logging Co., and was fatally injured at work when a piece of log slid downhill, crushing him against another log. He died 2 hours later from internal bleeding. On Dec. 10, 1944, he was married to Virginia Dawson, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Elvin Bruce, David Leroy, Helen Louise, Cora Leona, Lillian Gale, Leslie Willard, and Mark Joseph). He was a member of the Sheridan Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of LeRoy Cowan and Raymond Mishler.
Good, Reuben N., son of the late Jacob E. and Anna (Nissley) Good, was born near Mt. Joy, Pa., Aug. 10, 1869; died Aug. 4, 1960, after an illness of 11 days, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; aged 90 y. 11 m. 26 d. On May 18, 1893, he was married to Fannie M. Shearer, who died Sept. 27, 1951. Surviving are 5 children (Raymond S., Paris S., and Herman S., all of Elizabethtown, Pa.; Martin S., Lancaster; and Anna S.--Mrs. Kenneth E. Ebersole, Elizabethtown, Pa.). One son died in infancy. He was a member of the Good's Church and a member of its board of trustees for many years. For the past three and one-half years he had lived at the Mennonite Home near Lancaster. Funeral services were held at Good's Church, Aug. 8, with Ira Z. Miller, Jay Bechtold, and Clarence E. Lutz officiating.
Halteman, Abram H., son of Isaac and Sarah (Hackman) Halteman, was born Aug. 31, 1875, at Franconia, Pa.; died after a brief illness, Sept. 10, 1960; aged 85 y. 10 d. He was married Dec. 9, 1899, to Emma Landes, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Carrie--Mrs. Titus N. Landes, Franconia), one grandson, 4 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Isaac R. Landis, Telford, Pa.). He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 14, in charge of Curtis L. Bergey and Menno B. Souder.
Horst, Helen, daughter of Jacob S. and Anna (Beck) Horst, was born Oct. 9, 1907, near Peabody, Kans.; died Sept. 11, 1960, at the Bethel Hospital, Newton, Kans.; aged 52 y. 11 m. 2 d. Death came as a result of a respiratory affliction which had begun in childhood. The great miracle of her life is that she lived as long and as well as she did. Her father and an infant sister preceded her in death. Surviving are her mother, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Melvin J., Brownsville, Oreg,; Edna--Mrs. Allen White, Peabody, Kans.; Frank, Culp, Ark.; Laurence, Chicago, Ill.; and Dorothy--Mrs. Paul Diener, Hesston, Kans.). She was a member of the Catlin Church, where funeral services were conducted Sept. 15, by Paul Friesen, assisted by M. A. Yoder and Harry Diener.
Johnson, Vicent, son of Jacob and Mary Jane (Wilfong) Johnson, was born July 25, 1917, at Red Creek, W. Va.; died after a lingering illness at Parsons, W. Va., hospital; aged 43 y. 30 d. Surviving are his wife (Toy Ethel Johnson, Thomas, W. Va.), one son (Melvin), 4 sisters and 4 brothers (Mrs. Rose Breedlove, Mrs. Della Mallow, Lena, Mrs. Lulu Wilfong, Dorsey, Stanley, all of Cumberland, Md.; and Jasper, Parsons, W. Va.). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Flanagan Hill Church, in charge of Bill Angel and Warren Kratz.
Kortemeier, Stanley Eldon, son of Stanley and Retha (Newcomer Kortemeier, was born Feb. 18, 1932, near Freeport, Ill., and was drowned Aug. 23, 1960, in Lake Kabetogama, near Ray, Minn.; aged 28 y. 6 m. 7 d. On Dec. 2, 1952, he was married to Caryl Wisdom, To this union were born 3 children (Gary, David, and Linda). At the age of twenty, Eldon felt the call of God to Christian service. Accordingly, he began preparation for such service by attending Mennonite schools at Hesston and Goshen. He graduated in 1959 from Goshen College Biblical Seminary with the Bachelor of Divinity degree and was called to serve the emerging Robein Mennonite Church. During his middle year in seminary, he assisted in the ministry of the Freeport Mennonite Church. In addition to his wife and children, survivors include his parents, 2 sisters (Shirley--Mrs. LaVerne Krahmer and Janet, at home), and his grandfather (Henry). Funeral services were held at the Freeport Mennonite church, Aug. 30, in charge of Richard Yordy and Don Blosser, assisted by Harold Zehr, H. S. Bender, and Wesley Jantz.
Mast, Fred, son of Eli and Amanda (Schlabach) Mast, was born at Choteau, Okla., Aug. 8, 1915; died suddenly, following a brief illness, Aug. 18, 1960; aged 45 y. 10 d. On June 11, 1944, he was married to Sara Beachy, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Theadore, Stuart, James, Deborah, and Pearl), his parents, 5 brothers and 4 sisters (Dan, Clarence, N.Y.; Levi and William, Clarence Center, N.Y.; Kathrine, Williamsville. N.Y.; Emma--Mrs. Clarence Kipfer, Marilla, N.Y.; Alvin and Mary--Mrs. Harry Troyer, Greenwood, Del.; Eli and Sarah, Bridgeville, Del.). He was a member of the Greenwood Conservative Mennonite Church. Funeral services were in charge of Nevin Bender.
Moyer, Mary Ellen, daughter of Henry and Amelia (Nice) Landis, was born March 10, 1884; died after a lingering illness. Sept. 12, 1960, at Franconia, Pa.; aged 76 y. 6 m. 2 d. On Jan. 10, 1903, she was married to Vincent F. Moyer, who died Sept. 10, 1931. Surviving are 7 daughters (Eva--Mrs. Jacob F. Nyce, Mercer, Pa.; Katie--Mrs. Francis D. Moyer, Vernfield, Pa.; Maggie--Mrs. Howard M. Willoner and Ada-- Mrs. Mahlon M. Alderfer, both of Souderton; Lizzie--Mrs. Harold L. Garges, Harleysville; Marian--Mrs. Elmer K. Godshall, Franconia; and Esther--Mrs. Emerson M. Swartley, Perkasie), 29 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Katie Nyce, Lansdale; Mrs. Clayton Nyce, Hatfield; and Mrs. Jacob Gehman, Telford). One daughter also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 16, in charge of Curtis L. Bergey and Menno Souder.
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Bishop, Garwood G., son of Howard D. and Sallie (Geisinger) Bishop, was born May 31, 1888, at Blooming Glen, Pa.; died of heart failure on Sept. 22, 1960, at the Abington (Pa.) Hospital; aged 72 y. 3 m. 22 d. In June 1910, he was married to Lillie Moyer, who died May, 1950. Surviving are one daughter (Ethel--Mrs. Ralph Moyer), 2 grandsons, and 3 sisters. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 26 in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.
Carvell, Ida, daughter of William and Catherine Reed, was born Feb. 12, 1878, in Juniata Co., Pa.; died Sept. 20, 1960, in Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Pa.; aged 82 y. 7 m. 8 d. She was totally blind for a number of years. She was married to William Carvell, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons (William, George, and Charles, with whom she resided in Conshohocken, Pa.), one daughter (Catherine, Trooper, Pa.), and 24 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a charter member of the Conshohocken Mennonite Church. All services were held on Sept. 23 at Millerstown, Pa., in charge of Charles S. Gogel.
Eby, Helen S., daughter of Eli D. and the late Anna Louise Wenger, was born Jan. 20, 1916, at Beartown, Pa.; passed away at her home, Mohnton, Pa., on June 4, 1960, after a lengthy illness; aged 44 y., 4 m. 15 d. On June 25, 1938, she was married to Martin C. Eby, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (John, Peter, Sarah, James, and Michael, all at home), her father and stepmother, Manheim, Pa., one sister (Miriam--Mrs. John M. Martin, Lancaster), 3 half sisters (Arlene--Mrs. J. Horace Martin, Lebanon; Elizabeth--Mrs. Martin Greider, Lancaster; and Susan, Manheim), and one half brother (Eli C. Ronks). She was a member of the Zion Church, near Beckersville, Pa., where funeral services were held on June 7, in charge of Isaac Mast; interment in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Gahman, Abram G., son of Samuel and Mary (Gross) Gahman, was born Aug. 10, 1876, Bucks Co., Pa.; died Apr. 3, 1960, at the Sellersville, Pa., hospital; aged 83 y. 6 m. 24 d. On Dec. 7, 1899, he was married to Emma Strouse, who died in 1953. Surviving are 6 sons and one daughter (Samuel, Plumsteadville; Abram, Pipersville; Pearson, Quakertown; Harvey, Perkasie; Mabel--Mrs. M. Hunsberger, Souderton; William, Perkasie, and Norman, Ottsville), 35 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (John, Souderton, and Samuel, Dublin). He was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held March 7, in charge of Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace.
Horst, Anna Christina, daughter of Simeon and Christina (Wenger) Hildebrand, was born July 24, 1878, near Dayton, Va.; died Sept. 3, 1960, at her home near Dalton, Ohio; aged 82 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Feb. 23, 1908, she was married to Phares Horst, who died Mar. 5, 1955. Also preceding her in death were 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and one grandchild. Surviving are one daughter (Valley--Mrs. Willard Good), 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the County Line Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 5, in charge of Elmer Good and Cleophas Steiner.
Hostetler, Fannie, daughter of Simon and Fannie (Miller) Yoder, was born July 11, 1875, near Lagrange, Ind.; died Sept. 21, 1960, at her home, Topeka, Ind.; aged 85 y. 2 m. 10 d. On Dec. 17, 1893, she was married to Oscar S. Hostetler, who survives. He was ordained as the first minister for the Emma Church and later as bishop. Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Rollin, Amos, Paul, Ruth--Mrs. Milo S. Miller, Topeka, Ind.; and Grayce--Mrs. Willis Bontrager, Shipshewana, Ind.), 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren, one brother (Jacob S., Topeka), and one sister (Ida--Mrs. Holly Bontrager, Shipshewana). One son and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Emma Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 24, in charge of Ivan Miller, assisted by D. A. Yoder and Orvan Bontrager; interment in the Shore Cemetery.
Leatherman, Esther D., daughter of John K. and Elizabeth (Detweiler) Miller, was born Feb. 17, 1878, Bucks Co., Pa.; died at the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., July 20, 1960; aged 82 y. 4 m. 3 d. On Jan. 12, 1901, she was married to Jacob M. Leatherman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and one son (Mrs. Edna Meyers, Perkasie; Carrie--Mrs. Monre Detweiler, Plumsteadville,; Mary--Mrs. Wilmer Landis, Blooming Glen; Raymond, Quakertown; and Elizabeth--Mrs. Raymond Kemp, Lansdale), 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother, and one sister. She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held June 25, in charge of Wilson Overholt and Erwin Nace.
Lyndaker, Christian, a lifelong resident of Croghan, N.Y., was born Nov. 19, 1867; died Sept. 12, 1960, after an illness of three years; aged 92 y, 9 m. 24 d. In Nov., 1889, he was married to Lena Yousey, who died July 23, 1911. To this union were born 4 sons (John, Joe, Paul, Ernest). Ernest died at the age of 21. On Nov. 7, 1911, he was married again to Katie Moser. To this union were born 3 sons and one daughter (Arthur, Amos, Ednor, and Ruth-- Mrs. Elmer Widrick, all of Croghan). Arthur was accidentally killed while serving in CPS. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie Swartzentruber, Westmore, N.Y., and Mrs. Lizzie Robles, Seneca Falls, N.Y., 34 grandchildren, and 55 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Croghan C.M. Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 15, in charge of Lloyd Boshart and Richard Zehr.
Meyers, Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Sallie (Leatherman) Overholt, was born May 1, 1885, Bedminster Twp., Pa.; died June 6, 1960, at Dublin, Pa.; aged 75 y. 1 m. 5 d. On April 3, 1909, she was married to Samuel Meyers, who died Mar. 9, 1956. Surviving are one adopted daughter (Margaret--Mrs. Claude Bishop), 2 sisters (Esther--Mrs. Herman Kulp, Ottsville, Pa., and Sarah Overholt, Allentown). She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held June 9, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace.
Miller, Anna, daughter of Isaac G. and Elizabeth (Proctor) Overholt, was born July 19, 1879, Bucks Co., Pa.; died May 4, 1960, at Dublin, Pa.; aged 80 y. 9 m. 15 d. On Nov. 26, 1898, she was married to Samuel D. Miller, who died Apr. 19, 1959. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Mary--Mrs. Nelson Frederick, Souderton; Henry O., Samuel O., and Anna O.), 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Hannah Gross). Two daughters and one son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held on May 9, in charge of Wilson Overhollt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace.
Miller, Fannie Pearl, daughter of Christian W. and Cathrine (Landes) Miller, was born in McPherson County, Kans., May 13, 1894; died at Moots Hospital, Pryor, Okla., Sept. 28, 1960; aged 66 y. 4 m. 15 d. In 1909 she became a charter member of the Hesston Mennonite Church. In 1939 she moved with her father to Adair, Okla. Preceding her in death were her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother. Surviving are 2 brothers (Charles D., Seneca, Mo., and H. Ray, Newton, Kans.), and a sister (Mrs. John Janzen, Adair, Okla.). Funeral services at Adair were in charge of Richard Birky, and at Hesston were conducted by Milo Kauffman and Peter Wiebe; burial in the Spring Valley Cemetery, Canton, Kans.
Rediger, Magdalena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emanual Beckler, was born Apr. 5, 1890, at Milford, Nebr.; died at her home, Miller, S. Dak., on Aug. 6, 1960; aged 70 y. 4 m. 1 d. On Sept. 26, 1909, she was married to Christian Rediger, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 8 daughters (Alma--Mrs. Alex Haeffner, Pierre, S. Dak.; Elsie--Mrs. John Duffy, Butte, Mont.; Mrs. Nina Burkey, Lincoln, Nebr.; Vada --Mrs. Leonard Kassimeir, Fort Benton, Mont., and Doris--Mrs. Lloyd Stubsten, Carter, Mont.), 4 sons (Earl, Highmore, S. Dak.; and Clyde, Spokane, Wash.), 47 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, her aged mother (Mrs. Lydia Kennel, York, Nebr.; Mrs. Carrie Smetter, Beaver Crossing; Mrs. Mabel Miller, Milford), and one brother (Delmar, Chappell, Nebr.). One son also preceded her in death. Funeral services were in charge of Paul J. Glanzer, and were conducted at the Miller Church.
Ruppert. Paul, son of Reuben H. and Amanda (Hershey) Ruppert, was born in Dover Twp., Pa., April 29, 1895; died suddenly while burning grass on his farm near York, Pa., July 25, 1960; aged 65 y. 2 m. 26 d. He was married to Elizabeth M. Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Martin F., North Hills, York; and Eva M.--Mrs. Edgar Eaton, York), 6 grandchildren, 4 sisters and 3 brothers (Mrs. Elizabeth Altland, Mrs. Paul Bentzel, Mrs. Esther Adams, and Mrs. Ralph Hoover, all of York; Isaac, Spring Grove, Pa.; LeRoy, York; and Lewis, Lancaster, Pa.). He was a member of the Stony Brook Church, and a worker at the Winterstown Mission. Funeral services were held at the church, in charge of Richard Danner and Joseph Martin.
Smith, Harvey D., son of John R. and Mary (Detwiler) Smith, was born Jan. 1, 1881, at Hilltown, Pa.; died Sept. 15, 1960, after a lingering illness, at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 79 y. 8 m. 14 d. He was married on Jan.. 19, 1905, to Anna Elizabeth Strouse, who died Jan. 14, 1941. Surviving are one son and 2 daughters (Laura--Mrs. Clayton Long, Walter J., and Marion E.--Mrs. Herbert Wenger), 7 grandchildren, and one brother. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 18, in charge of David Derstine, Jr.
Vale, Mabel Gertrude, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Sheryer, was born in England, May 23, 1888; died Sept. 24, 1960, at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., after a lengthy illness; aged 72 y. 4 m. 1 d. She was married in 1918 to Arthur W. R. Vale, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Joseph G., Bloomingdale, and Russell J., of Texas), 2 daughters (Sophia E. and Sarah M., both of Kitchener), 2 brothers (Charles and William, Kitchener). 4 sisters (Mrs. William Copland, Toronto; Mrs. Alfred Stock, Belwood, and Mrs. Reinhold Hollatz and Mrs. John Davies, Kitchener), and 5 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were conducted by C. F. Derstine and Edgar J. Metzler.
Weaver, Noah W., was born March 15, 1893; died May 5, 1960; aged 67 y. 1 m. 20 d. On Nov. 17, 1912, he was married to Mabel Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Lester M., Edna--Mrs. Aaron Bowman, Marian--Mrs. Lloyd Nolt, and Earl F., all of New Holland, Pa.), 16 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the New Holland Church, where funeral services were held May 8, in charge of James Martin and Frank Shirk.
Yoder, Andrew, son of Andrew and Sarah (Hershberger) Yoder, was born at Topeka, Ind., Feb. 2, 1872; died of a heart attack at the Lebanon (Oreg.) Community Hospital, Sept. 12, 1960; aged 88 y. 7 m. 10 d. His father died before he was born, and his mother later married Andrew Mishler. On Dec. 14, 1913, he was married to Laura Kauffman, who died Nov. 11, 1934. Surviving are one son (Clyde, Harrisburg, Oreg.), 3 grandchildren, and one half sister (Malinda Hershberger, Goshen, Ind.). He was a member of the Harrisburg Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 16, in charge of Wilbert Kropf and Willard Stutzman; burial in Alford Cemetery.
Yoder, Artemus, son of Ananias and Susan (Stutzman) Yoder, was born July 8, 1884, near Parnell, Iowa; died Aug. 23, 1960, at West Liberty, Iowa; aged 76 y. 1 m. 16 d. On Jan. 18, 1912, he was married to Ella Mae Eash, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Glenn, Iowa City, Iowa; Loretta-- Mrs. Lloyd Bender, Wellman; Madena--Mrs. Eldon Schlaubaugh, Parnell; and Arnold, North English, Iowa), 11 grandchildren, and one brother (Henry). He was a member of the West Union Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 26, in charge of Paul T. Guengerich and Herman Ropp.
Yoder, Katherine, daughter of Shem and Sarah (Swartzentruber) Schlabach, was born Feb. 27, 1892, near Nappanee, Ind.; died of a stroke Sept. 13, 1960, at the Goshen (Ind.( General Hospital; aged 68 y. 6 m. 17 d. On July 19, 1917, she was married to Menno Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ezra Lee, Winton, Calif.), 6 daughters (Ida, Phoenix, Ariz.; Alta-- Mrs. Don Whybrew, Osceola, Ind.; Sarah, at home; Ruth--Mrs. Marvin Miller, Goshen, Ind.; Barbara--Mrs. Marion Kauffman, Howe, Ind.; and Margaret--Mrs. Francis Miller, Indianapolis, Ind.), 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Lorenzo, Greenwood, Del.; Elias, Sarasota, Fla.; and Ezra, Goshen, Ind.), and one sister (Matilda--Mrs. Elmer Hochstetler, Goshen Ind.). She was a member of the Clinton Frame Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 17, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger and Edwin Yoder; interment in Union Chapel Cemetery.
Yordy, Edward, son of Jacob and Katie (King) Yordy, was born March 12, 1879, at Flanagan, Ill., died of hardening of the arteries at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., Aug. 31, 1960; aged 81 y, 5 m, 19 d. On Dec. 20 1905, he was married to Mary Beller, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Earl, Pontiac; Omer, Chenoa; Gilbert, Seneca; Clair, Graymont, and Edward, Jr., Flanagan), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 4 brothers (Noah and W. A., Flanagan; Amsy, Gridley; and Raymond, San Diego, Calif.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Lucile Beller, Weslaco, Texas; Mrs. Hattie Durre, Flanagan; Mrs. Will Stalter, Mrs. Minnie Slagel, and Mrs. Emma Guth of Gridley). A son and 4 sisters preceded him in death. He had served as treasurer of the Illinois Mennonite Mission Board, and on the board of the Old People's Home, Eureka. He was a member of the Waldo Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 2, in charge of Edwin J. Stalter and J. D. Hartzler.
Zehr, Kate A., daughter of Joseph P. and Kate (Widrick) Moshier, was born Nov. 12, 1882, near New Bremen, N.Y.; died, after a lingering illness June 13, 1960, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irving Widrick, near New Bremen; aged 77 y. 7 m. 1 d. On June 30, 1904, she was married to Joseph J. Zehr, who later served as deacon, minister, and bishop of the Lewis County Conservative A.M. Church. He died Dec. 21, 1944. Surviving are 2 sons (Elias M. and Harold), 3 daughters (Esther--Mrs. Aaron Roggie, Savilla--Mrs. Irving Widrick, and Ruth--Mrs. Bernard Widrick), 31 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one brother (Aaron E.), and one sister (Mrs. Leah Roggie). She was a member of the Lewis County C.M. Church. Funeral services were held at the Croghan Church, June 15, in charge of Lloyd Boshart and Richard Zehr.
Zimmerman, Christian W., son of Samuel P. and Annie (Wissler) Zimmerman, was born Dec. 16, 1887, near Shiremanstown, Pa.; died at the Mennonite Home near Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 18, 1960; aged 72 y. 8 m. 2 d. On April 25, 1925, he was married to C. Mae Snyder, who died in June 1944. To them was born one son (Earl S.). In 1935 he was chosen by lot and ordained as deacon at the Slate Hill Church. In 1938, he was again chosen by lot and ordained to the office of minister. He also served at Churchtown and helped supply at the mission at Harrisburg, Pa. Surviving are his son, 2 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Elam F., Camp Hill; and Owen J., Shiremanstown, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted Aug. 21, at the Slate Hill Church, with his nephew William M. Strong in charge, assisted by Elmer Martin, Harvey Shank, Norman Zimmerman, John Rudy, and Banks Weaver.
Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon