Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1960

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Gospel Herald - September 6, 1960 - Volume LIII, No. 35 - p. 790 791

Clemens, Emma J., daughter of Carl and Marie (Anderson) Megunson, was born in Sweden, Dec. 18, 1865; died Aug. 17, 1960, at the Mennonite Home, Eureka, Ill.; aged 94 y. 7 m. 30 d. She was married to Mr. Carlson, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Arthur C. Clemens, who also preceded her in death. One son (Will Carlson) also preceded her. Surviving are her daughter-in-law (Mrs. Margarette Carlson), one granddaughter, and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Ann Street Church, where funeral services were held Aug. !9, in charge of J. J. Hostetler; interment in Lutheran Cemetery near Peoria, Ill.

Dettwiler, Fanny May, daughter of Daniel F. and Sarah (Branner) Driver, was born May 4, 1877, near Versailles, Mo.; died Aug. 6, 1960, at Versailles; aged 83 y. 3 m. 2 d. On June 27, 1906, she was married to John S. Dettwiler, who died Jan. 8, 1937. He had served as a deacon for many years. No children were born to this union, but 2 boys were received and reared to manhood (Gerald, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Harry, Washington, Iowa). Also surviving are 2 brothers (Joe C., La Junta, Colo.; and D. Arthur, Howe, Ind.). Three sisters and 5 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 9, with Leroy Gingerich in charge, assisted by Amos Gingerich.

Johns, Elizabeth, daughter of Allen and Sarah (Lehman) Rickert, was born Jan. 26, 1877, at Columbiana, Ohio; died of a heart ailment Aug. 7, 1960, at her home, Goshen, Ind.; aged 83 y. 6 m. 12 d. On Aug. 17, 1901, she was married to Ira. S. Johns, who died June 27, 1956. Surviving are 6 daughters and 2 sons (Vivian--Mrs. Ezra Schlabach, Vera--Mrs. Vernon Stutzman, and Vesta, Mrs. Niles Kauffman, all of Goshen; Miriam--Mrs. Lester Wyse, Hartville, Ohio; Daniel, Centerville, Pa.; Mary-- Mrs. Melvin Birkey, Goshen; Pauline--Mrs. Paul Horst, Gladstone, Mich.; and Galen, Goshen), 37 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Edith Metzler, North Lima, Ohio; and Margaret--Mrs. Otis Johns, Louisville, Ohio). She was a member of the Clinton Frame Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 10, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger, D. A. Yoder, and Oscar Hostetler; burial in Union Chapel Cemetery.

Kauffman, Emily, daughter of George and Elmira (Fry) Strunk, was born June 6, 1873, at MeVeytown, Pa.; died Aug. 14, 1960, at New Holland, Pa.; aged 87 y. 2 m. 8 d. On April 6, 1960, she was married to Israel M. Kauffman, who died Nov. 11, 1924. One daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Maurice, Galen, Rebecca-- Mrs. Herbert Wolgemuth, and Rachel--Mrs. Jess Erwin), 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Eva Hess). She was a member of the Conestoga Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 17, in charge of Ira Kurtz, Christ Kurtz, and Aaron Mast; interment in Quentin Cemetery, Pocomoke City, Md., in charge of Walter Mahan.

Lefever, Edwin K., son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Kreider) Lefever, was born June 17, 1873, in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died July 8, 1960, at his home near Lancaster, Pa.; aged 87 y. 21 d. He was married Dec. 5, 1899, to Mary Diffenbach, who preceded him in death 15 years ago. Surviving are one daughter and 2 sons (Elise D., Rohrerstown, Pa.; Elam D., New Holland, Pa.; and Martin D., Lancaster, Pa.). He was a member of the Mellinger Church, where funeral services were conducted July 11, by Elmer G. Martin and Harry S. Lefever.

Martin, Rodney Dean, son of Robert and Alice (Wideman) Martin, Fergus, Ont., was born June 22, 1959, at Fergus; died Aug. 10. 1960, of acute stomach disorder; aged 1 y. 1 m. 19 d. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Brenda), and 2 brothers (Chester and his twin brother, Robert Dale). Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at the Bethel Church, Elora, Ont., in charge of Newton L. Gingrich and Raymond Erb.

Riley, Edward, son of Rule and Lydia Riley, was born Oct. 28, 1895, at Milford, Nebr.; died at the Crete (Nebr.) Municipal Hospital, June 19, 1960; aged 64 y. 7 m. 22 d. On April 14, 1919, he was married to Mary Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and one daughter (Earl, Lawton, Okla.; Vernon and Clayton, Crete; Kenneth, Lincoln: and Dorothy--Mrs. Darrel Henning, Fairbury), 19 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Three brothers, one sister, and one granddaughter preceded him in death. He accepted Christ in his youth. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Church, Milford, Nebr., in charge or Oliver Roth and Ammon Miller.

Stutzman, Lester Roy, son of Joseph and Mattie (Sommers) Stutzman, was born July 30, 1916, at Kokomo, Ind.; died of a heart attack July 10, 1960, at Tangent, Oreg.; aged 43 y. 11 m. 10 d. Surviving are his mother and stepfather (Mr. and Mrs. Will T. Yoder, Harrisburg, Oreg.), 2 sisters and 7 brothers (Daniel, Seeley Lake, Mont.; Rosa Weaver, Vallejo, Calif.; Earl, Albany, Oreg.; Freeman, Stone Mountain, Ga.; Alvin, Bowling Green, Ky.; David, Converse, Ind.; Paul, Harrisburg, Oreg.; Esther Larrick, Union, Ohio; and Gilbert, Lebanon, Oreg.). His father, one brother, and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the A.M. Church of Harrisburg, Oreg., where funeral services were held July 15, with Levi Kropf and Wilbert Kropf officiating.

Wagler, Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Zehr, was born Jan. 4, 1873, near Tavistock, Ont.; died July 21, 1960; aged 87 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was married on Jan. 21, 1896, to Christian L. Wagler, who died in 1901. One daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, with whom she resided, 12 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the East Zorra A.M. Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Andrew Zehr, David Schwartzentruber, and Henry Yantzi.

Zehr, Laura, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Ruby, was born June 17, 1901, at East Zorra, Ont.; died suddenly at Tavistock, Ont., July 21, 1960; aged 59 y. 1 m. 4 d. On Feb. 8, 1922, she was married to Amos Zehr, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Mervin Joseph and Arnold Wayne, both of East Zorra; and Gloria Mae, at home), 7 grandchildren, and one brother (Christian L. Ruby, East Zorra). Three daughters, one brother, and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the A.M. Church near Tavistock, Ont. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church, in charge of Vernon Zehr, Henry Yantzi, and John F. Garber.

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Gospel Herald - September 13, 1960 - Volume LIII, No. 36 - page 812

Amstutz, Moses, son of David and Anna (Zuercher) Amstutz, was born Nov. 17, 1898, at Kidron, Ohio; died at his home Aug. 16, 1960, of cancer; aged 61 y. 8 m. 30 d. Occupation: farmer, feed mill employee. On Nov. 22, 1923, he was married to Aldine Nussbaum, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Vilas, Elida, Ohio), 3 daughters (Esther and Irene, at home; and Lila--Mrs. Ralph Smucker, Orrville, Ohio), his mother, 2 sisters (Caroline--Mrs. Gideon Amstutz, Orrville, Ohio; and Elvina--Mrs. Nathan Gerber, Dalton, Ohio), one stepsister (Luella --Mrs. Oswin Gerber, Peoria, Ill.), and 3 brothers (Noah D., Orrville, Ohio; Amos D., Apple Creek, Ohio; and Rufus, Dalton, Ohio). Preceding him in death were a son (Paul George), his father, a brother, a stepbrother, and a stepsister. He was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 19, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Bill Detweiler; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Bixler, Elizabeth Caroline, daughter of Dale and Celesta (Smucker) Bixler, was born March 6, 1928, at Goshen, Ind.; died Aug. 19, 1960, at the Cleveland State Hospital; aged 32 y. 5 m. 13 d. In spite of a physical handicap, her life was a positive Christian witness in the community. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers and 6 sisters (David and James, Elkhart; Esther --Mrs. Franklyn Heatwole, La Junta, Colo.; Ruth, Freeman, S. Dak.; Rachel--Mrs. Ruperto Guedea, Jr., Hesston, Kans.; and JoAnn and Lois, at home). She was a member of the Orrville Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 23, in charge of J. Lester Graybill and Reuben Hofstetter; interment in Kidron Church Cemetery.

Brenneman, Harry, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Shank) Brenneman, was born Nov.4, 1881, near Rushmore, Ohio; died May 18, 1960, at Goshen, Ind., where he had made his home for the past two years; aged 78 y. 6 m. 14 d. On Oct. 16, 1910, he was married to Emma Spitnale, who died in 1913. Mary and Martha, two daughters born to this union, preceded him in death. On March 31, 1918, he was married to Florence Fletcher Brown, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Sophia Elizabeth--Mrs. Ralph Moore and Juanita Grace--Mrs. Leon Nafziger, both of Goshen, Ind.), a stepdaughter (Erma Marie--Mrs. Alfred Jenkins, Highland, Mich.), 4 sons (Clyde Willard, Nappanee, Ind.; Donald Victor, Continental, Ohio; Leroy Lincoln, Mishawaka, Ind.; and Harry, Jr., South Bend, Ind.), a sister (Mrs. Margaret Williams, Toledo, Ohio), and 24 grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were a son and a stepson. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church, Continental, Ohio, where funeral services were held May 21, in charge of Ronald D. Martin; interment in Salem Cemetery, Elida, Ohio.

Harnish, stillborn son of John K. and Dorothy M. (Sollenberger), Harnish, Oxford, Pa., was born Aug. 13, 1960. Surviving are 2 brothers and 5 sisters (John Raymond, Joyce Lorraine, Ellen Louise, Glen Richard, Emma Jean, Velma Jane, and Charlotte Rosene). Burial was made in New Providence Cemetery on Aug. 15.

Hartzler, Jesse C., son of Isaac and Emma (Yoder) Hartzler, was born Sept. 6, 1877, in Logan Co., Ohio; died of a heart attack during his sleep Aug. 17, 1960; aged 83 y. 10 m. 11 d. On Nov. 5, 1899, he was married to Lydia A. Diener, who died Dec. 14, 1927. Surviving are 2 daughters (Olive--Mrs. David Kauffman, West Liberty, Ohio; and Grace, at home), 3 sons (Lloyd, Bellefontaine, Ohio; and John and Glenn, Urbana, Ohio); 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Bessie E. Holderman, Coshocton, Ohio), and one half sister (Mrs. Clarence Detweiler, Bellefontaine). One brother and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 20, in charge of Roy S. Koch; interment in Yoder Cemetery.

Hossler, Mary E., daughter of William and Emma (Baughman) Clark, was born near East Canton, Ohio, June 4, 1882; died of a heart condition at Canton, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1960; aged 78 y. 2 m. 14 d. Surviving are her husband (Clarence E. Hossler), 3 daughters from her former husband who preceded her in death (Mrs. Ed. Waechter and Mrs. Dorothy Shrick, East Canton, Ohio; and Mrs. Rus Goodman, Canton, Ohio), 4 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Reda Stromp, Alliance, Ohio). She and her husband were received into the fellowship of the Beech Church, Louisville, Ohio, on Jan. 21, 1955. Funeral services were held at the Frey-Gresser Funeral Home, with O. N. Johns officiating; interment in Beech Church Cemetery.

Miller, Abner Jay, son of John C. and Fannie (Hostetler) Miller, was born April 6, 1879, at Kalona, Iowa; died at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge, Kans., Aug. 26, 1960; aged 81 y. 4 m. 20 d. Occupation: retired farmer and carpenter. He was married in 1903 to Mabel Elizabeth Schrock of Lake Charles, La., where they made their home until 1905 when they moved to Tuleta, Texas. In 1917 they moved to Jet, Okla., and later the same year to Yoder, Kans. He was a charter member of the Yoder congregation. His wife preceded him in death in January, 1924. In October, 1926 he married Susie Yoder Brunk and they lived in the West Liberty community. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons and 5 daughters (C. Jay and Elta--Mrs. Chris Burkholder, both of Kalona, Iowa; Ethel--Mrs. Delmar D. Miller, and Claude, both of Wellman, Iowa; Odena--Mrs. Ralph Hostetler, McPherson, Kans.; Ruth--Mrs. William Eash, Wellman, Iowa; and Mary--Mrs. Robert Hochstedler, Hills, Iowa), and 4 stepchildren (Willard E. Brunk, Hesston, Kans.; Freda--Mrs. Floyd Miller, Filer Idaho; Ivan E. Brunk, Windom, Kans.; and Velma--Mrs. Clifford Hartzler, Alberta, Canada). Of a family of 16 brothers and sisters, five survive (Harvey J. and Mary Ann, both of Kalona, Iowa; Henry J., Wellman, Iowa; John W., Lagrange, Ind.; and Abe F., Yoder, Kans.). Also surviving are 54 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. Since 1926 he had been a member of the West Liberty Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 28, in charge of Menno M. Troyer and Harry A. Diener; interment in Yoder Cemetery.

Newcomer, Jacob W., son of the late Jacob N. and Barbara S. (Weidman) Newcomer, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., April 23, 1870; died after an illness of five weeks at the Lancaster General Hospital, Aug. 11, 1960; aged 90 y. 3 m. 18 d. On Jan. 5, 1893, he was married to Mary S. Beamsderfer, who preceded him in death Nov. 3 1901. Surviving from this union are 4 children (Elmer B., Salunga, Pan.; Barbara--Mrs. Charles Hoffman, Lititz, Pa.; Alice --Mrs. W. E. McMinn, Ashland, Oreg; and Oscar B., Salunga, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. On Sept. 6, 1906, he was married to Sarah S. Witmer, who died April 3, 1949. Surviving from this union is one daughter (Martha--Mrs. Christian E. Charles, Salunga, Pa.). He was the last of his immediate family. For many years he was a farmer and later worked at carpentry. He was a guest of the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., the last nine months preceding is illness. During the last year of his life he read the Bible through nine times. He was a member and former trustee of the Salunga Church. Funeral services were held Aug. 14, at the Landisville Church, in charge of Barton B. Gehman and Christian W. Frank; burial in Salunga Mennonite Cemetery.

Steinman, Moses, son of the late Noah and Leah (Schwartzentruber) Steinman, was born March 25, 1888, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died at the K-W Hospital, May 25, 1960; aged 72 y. 2 m. He was married to Mary Schmidt, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Roy, Waterloo), one daughter (Ruth--Mrs. Harold Leis, Wellesley), 2 brothers (David, Vineland; and Peter, Baden),. one stepsister (Mrs. Simon Schwartzentruber), and 7 grandchildren. He was a member of the Steinman A.M. Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Orland Gingerich and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Via, Malacia (Lassie) Jane, daughter of Alexander and Lillie (Via) Herring, was born Oct. 26, 1920, at Port Republic, Va.; died of cancer Aug. 23, 1960, at the same address; aged 39 y. 9 m. 28 d. She was married to Dennis W. Via, who preceded her in death Feb. 9 1960. Surviving are 4 children (Jess C., Harold O., Lillie H., and Sandra Ann), her father, her stepmother (Mary Patterson Herring), a brother (Herbert C.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Homer Kennedy and Mrs. Prentice Rainiest), and a foster brother (James Spitzer). She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 25, with Hubert R. Pellman and Frank Nice officiating; interment in Port Republic Cemetery.

Yoder, Rebecca Leah, daughter of Ezra and Lydia (King) Headings, was born April 25, 1890, at East Lynne Mo.; died, following surgery, Aug. 18, 1960, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio; aged 70 y. 3 m. 24 d. On Nov. 3, 1912, she was married to John Ray Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters (A. Ray, Glenn, and Glade, West Liberty, Ohio; James D., Rochester, Ind.; Iona--Mrs. John Martin, Springfield, Ohio; and Wanda--Mrs. James Yount, Pittsburgh, Pa.), 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Ezra, Milton, and Archie, West Liberty, Ohio; and Oliver, Degraff, Ohio), and one sister (Mrs. Barbara Plank, West Liberty). Five brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 21, in charge of Roy S. Koch, assisted by Harold Wyandt; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - September 20, 1960 - Volume LIII, No. 37 - pages 837 838

Handrich, Katie, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Jantzi) Gascho, was born Feb. 12, 1892, at Baden, Ont.; died Aug. 28, 1960, at Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch, Mich.; aged 68 y. 6 m. 16 d. On Dec. 7, 1911, she was married to Samuel L. Troyer, who died July 8, 1945. Five children were born to this union (Anna--Mrs. Harold Sharp, Lachine, Mich.; Era, Mio, Mich.; Levi, Middlebury, Ind.; Wilma-- Mrs. Lyle Bontrager, Clare, Mich.; and Savilla-- Mrs. Bruce Handrich, Germfask, Mich.). On March 20, 1958, she was married to Elmer I. Handrich who survives. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Conrad Bender, Au Gres, Mich.). Two brothers also preceded her in death. She became a member of the Amish Church in her youth, and later transferred her membership to the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 30, in church of Harvey Handrich.

Heatwole, John G., son of Manassass and Margaret (Weaver) Heatwole, was born Feb. 18, 1875, near Dayton, Va.; died at the Rockingham memorial Hospital, July 5, 1960; aged 85 y. 4 m. 17 d. On Jan. 19, 1899, he was married to Fannie Suter, who died May 29, 1942. Surviving are 2 daughters (Ada--Mrs. Paul Burkholder and Katie), 4 sons (Guy J., J. Paul, Mark D., and Ancle D., all of Harrisonburg, Va.), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, his twin brother (Jacob F., Dayton, Va.), and 2 sisters (Rebecca C., Virginia Mennonite Home; and Sophia--Mrs. Will Moyers, Wilmington, Del.). Funeral services were held at Weavers Church, of which he was a member, on July 7, in charge of Oliver Keener and Hiram Weaver.

Hershey, Donna Rene', daughter of I. Eby and Marlene (Stoltzfus) Hershey, was born Aug. 24, 1960; died Aug. 27; aged 3 days. Surviving are the parents and the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. M. Clair Hershey, Cochranville, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Abner G. Stoltzfus, Atglen, Pa.). Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Aug. 28.

Hostetler, Eleanor Lois, daughter of Chancy H. and Alta (Zimmerman) Hostetler, was born June 23, 1940, at Harper, Kans.; died Aug. 22, 1960, at the Joslin Hospital, Harper, after 176 days of unconsciousness following cardiac arrest; aged 20 y. 1 m. 30 d. She was in her first year of nurse's training at Kansas City General Hospital nurse's training, after having taken one year of prenursing at Hesston College. Surviving are her parents and 2 brothers (Dalton and Clifton). One brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church, where services were held Aug. 24, with James Detweiler in church.

Kauffman, Anthony D., son of Jacob and Leah (King) Kauffman, was born Dec. 22, 1876, in Missouri; died Aug. 31, 1960, at Urbana, Ohio; aged 83 y. 8 m 9 d. In October, 1902, he was married to Rebecca King, who died in 1917. In April, 1920, he married Mollie Yoder, who died in 1955. Surviving are 6 children (Mrs. Mary King and Fred L., West Liberty, Ohio; Ralph J., Painesville; Joe S., Urbana; Allen R., Springfield; and Merlin R., Bellefontaine) and sisters (Mrs. Fannie Hartzler, Belleville, Pa.; Loma Kauffman, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Mabel Brenneman, Lima, Ohio; and Mrs. Tura Smucker, West Liberty, Ohio). One sister and 3 brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church. Funeral services were held at the Hostetler Funeral Home, Sept. 2, in charge of Nelson Kanagy; interment in South Union Cemetery.

Kempf, John Willis, son of Moses and Mary (Fisher) Kempf, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, April 19, 1868; died at Sunset Home, Geneva, Nebr., Aug. 12, 1960; aged 92 y. 3 m. 24 d. Besides his parents, 2 brothers and 6 sisters preceded him in death, and are buried side by side in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery, Johnson Co., Iowa. On Dec. 30, 1894, he was married to Eliza Ann Swartzendruber, who died March 18, 1935. One infant son also preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 children (Roy and Jay, Shickley, Nebr.; and Mary--Mrs. Monroe Hochstedler, Wellman, Iowa), 11 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. He was a charter member of the West Union Church, Parnell, Iowa. Through his efforts the Nebraska Sunday School Conference was begun. In the fall of 1950 he entered the Sunset Home, which he had ardently supported from its beginning. In April, 1955, he suffered a stroke and was confined to his bed for over 5 years. Funeral services were held Aug. 14, at the Salem Church, in charge of P. R. Kennel, Fred Reeb, and Lee Schlegel.

Kurtz, Earl, son of Levi M., and Mary (Kurtz) was born Sept. 13, 1934, at Morgantown, Pa.; died Aug. 27, 1960, after a long illness, at his home, Narvon, Pa.; aged 25 y. 11 m. 14 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters and one brother (Della May--Mrs. Paul H. Weaver, Reinholds; Raymond, at home; Miriam--Mrs. Dean W. Shoff, York; and Susie--Mrs. Melvin Shoff, Morgantown). Funeral services were held at the Conestoga Church, Aug. 30, with C. J. Kurtz and Ira A. Kurtz officiating.

Leinbach, Ada Mae, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Metzler), was born June 23, 1906, near North Lima Ohio; died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Racine, Wis., en route home from a visit with her daughter, Aug., 21, 1960; aged 54 y. 1 m. 29 d. She was married to John Leinbach on April 29, 1926. Surviving are her husband and 4 children (Kathryn--Mrs. Verne Beck, Waukesha, Wis.; Earl, Gene, and Cleo, all of Wakarusa, Ind.). An infant son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Yellow Creek Church, Goshen, Ind., where funeral services were held Aug. 25, with John D. Zehr and Simon Gingerich officiating.

Lehman, Mark Richard, son of Edgar and Rebecca (Martin) Lehman, was born Nov. 24, 1948, at Hagerstown, Md.; died near his home at Chambersburg, Pa., of injuries when a road roller passed over his body, July 15, 1960; aged 11 y. 7 m. 21 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 younger sisters and one brother (Susan, Ellen, Myron, and Sara), the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Martin, Hagerstown; and Mrs. Clayton F. Lehman, Chambersburg, and the paternal great-grandmother (Mrs. Joseph E. Lehman, Chambersburg). He was a member of the Chambersburg Church, where funeral services were held July 18, in charge of Harold Hunsecker, Omar Martin, and Irvin Shank.

Schlegel, Earl, son of Harry and Verda Schlegel, was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Coshocton Co., Ohio; died of a heart attack at his home, Shanesville, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1960; aged 43 y. 6 m. 20 d. He was married on Jan. 1, 1940, to Clara Immel, were held survives. Occupation: factory worker. Also surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Gary, Randal, Edward, James, Janice, Sharon, and LuAnne), his mother, one sister (Mrs. Mildred Casey, Baltic, Ohio), and 3 brothers (Carl, Massilon; Lawrence, Fresno; and Richard, Millersburg). He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral services were held at the Everhart Funeral Home Aug. 18, with Paul R. Miller officiating; interment in East Lawn Cemetery, Shanesville.

Shenk, Susan G., daughter of the late Jacob and Susanna (Greider) Habecker, was born May 11, 1881, near Columbia, Pa.; died, after a lingering illness, Aug. 22, 1960, at her home in Lititz, Pa.; aged 79 y. 3 m. 11 d. On Jan. 9, 1902, she was married to Henry H. Shenk, who died April 20, 1945. Surviving are a daughter (Ruth S.-- Mrs. John K. Newcomer, Lititz, Pa., with whom she made her home for 16 years), one grandson, one great-grandson, and one sister (Marie--Mrs. Elmer G. Hess, Columbia, Pa.). She was a member of the Lititz Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 25, with Melvin H. Lauver, Lester B. Wenger, and James G. Shannon officiating; burial in Machpelah Cemetery.

Smith, Isaac B., son of Henry and Leah (Bomberger) Smith, was born Aug. 13, 1877, in Lebanon Co., Pa.; died Aug. 14, 1960, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, Pa.; aged 83 y. 1 d. He was bedfast for 10 years. He was married to Annie Gingrich, who died March 4, 1947. Surviving are 3 children (Stella--Mrs. C. P. Kettering, Mabel--Mrs. C. J. Hart, and Paul H., all of Lebanon County), 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Gingrich's Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 17, in charge of Simon Bucher and Sidney Gingrich.

Swartzentruber, Abner J., son of John and Fannie (Troyer) Swartzentruber, was born Feb. 17, 1893, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died in an automobile accident Aug. 21, 1960, near Winesburg, Ohio; aged 67 y. 6 m. 4 d. On Jan. 16, 1917, he was married to Elizabeth Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters (Raymond, Walnut Creek; Verna--Mrs. Emanuel Weaver, Shreve; Alvin, Dalton; Erma--Mrs. David D. Stutzman, Sugarcreek; Ivan, Benton; Eli Dundee; Viola, at home; and Abner, Millersburg), 32 grandchildren, one brother (Mose, Orrville), and 2 sister (Mrs. Joe Gingerich, Harrisburg, Oreg.; and Mrs. Joe Gingerich, Harrisburg, Oreg.; and Mrs. Jeremiah Miller, Navarre, Ohio). Two sisters and one son preceded him in death. In his youth he united with the Conservative Church near Berlin, Ohio; later he transferred to the East Union congregation near Orrville, where he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held survives 24 at the Pleasant View Conservative Church, in charge of LeRoy Schlabach and Levi Hershberger, Jr.

Wagner, Robert Hiram, son of William and Mary (Spitnale) Wagner, was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Putnam Co., Ohio; died unexpectedly in Defiance (Ohio) Hospital, June 27, 1960; aged 47 y. 9 m. 26 d. For the past 27 years he made his home with his aunt, Fannie Spitnale, Cloverdale, Ohio. Surviving are his father, 6 brothers (Isaac, Waterford, Mich.; James, Fairview, Mich.; Charles, Decatur, Ind.; Mark, Traverse City, Mich.; and Paul and Arlo, both of Cloverdale, Ohio), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Glada Diller, Fairview, Mich.; Mrs. Vera Tucker, Cloverdale, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Mae Vanvactor, Plymouth, Ind.; Mrs. Clarabelle Kindlesparker, Peru, Ind.; and Mrs. Eunice Ross, Rochester, Ind.). His mother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church, where funeral services were conducted June 30 by Menno L., Troyer and Ronald D. Martin; interment in Cascade Cemetery.

Wenger, Sarah Elizabeth (Bess), daughter of Abraham and Caroline (Lehman) Wenger, was born near Versailles, Mo., Dec. 17, 1888; died Aug. 1 1960; aged 71 y. 7 m. 15 d. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers (John William and Solomon Okley). She is survived by 3 brothers (A. Daniel, Aberdeen, Idaho; Jesse W., Versailles, Mo.; and Edward E., Empire, Calif.). She spent her life in Morgan Co., Mo., except for short periods in Kansas, Colorado, Idaho, and California. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 4, in charge of Protus Brubaker, Amos Gingerich, and Paul Hilty; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Wideman, Amos Henry. son of William H. and Sarah (Brubaker) Wideman, was born at Mayton, Alta., May 1, 1916; died June 14, 1960; aged 44 y. 1 m. 13 d. He had a weak heart from birth and was mentally affected with an illness that became progressively worse through the years. Twelve years ago he was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Edmonton. A year ago he was transferred to the Oliver Institute, and from there he was moved to Deerhome, Red Deer, Alta., where he passed away of a heart attack. His father preceded him in death. Surviving are his mother, 6 brothers (John and Willie, Tofield; Norman, Dodds; Noah, Ryley; Leonard, Kingman; and Sam, Mile 200, Alaska Highway), and 8 sisters (Martha Lauber, Tofield; Eva--Mrs T. M. Brenneman, Hesston, Kans.; Lydia, Edmonton; Esther--Mrs. S. A. Hansen, North Surrey, B.C,; Naomi--Mrs. Leslie Yoder, Tofield; Edith, at home; Hazel--Mrs. Sanford Martin and Ella Mae--Mrs. George Roth, Tofield). Funeral services were held at the Salem Church, June 16, in charge of Milo Stutzman and Harold Boettger.

Wideman, Arthur James, son of Gordon and Hannah (Burkholder) Wideman, Claremont, Ont., was born May 22, 1953; died at his home of a brain tumor, July 23, 1960; aged 7 y. 2 m. 1 d. Surviving are his parents, one sister and 2 brothers (Kenneth, Helen, and Vernon), his paternal grandparents, and 2 great-grandmothers. He attended church and Sunday school at Cedar Grove, where funeral services were held, in charge of George Elsasser, assisted by Lorne Burkholder.

Wissler, Milton M., was born Jan. 20, 1881, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Aug. 25, 1960, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 79 y. 7 m. 5 d. His wife, Suie Gockely, preceded him in death 2 years ago, and his only son 3 years ago. Surviving are 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the Chestnut Hill Church. Services were conducted at the Oreville Home, Aug. 29, in charge of Jacob L. and Raymond Charles; interment in Silver Spring Cemetery.

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Alwine, Paul V., son of Walter and Katie (Stayrook) Alwine, was born Feb. 6, 1935, at Hollsopple, Pa.; died, after a very brief illness, Aug. 24, 1960, at the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.; aged 25 y. 6 m. 18 d. He was married to Charlotte M. Foreman, who survives. Also surviving are their 3 children (Larry D., Gary R., and Sherry L.), one brother (Ernest, Harrisburg), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Esther Mishler, Hollsopple; and Mrs. Jacob Miller, Hartville, Ohio). He was a member of the Kaufman Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 27, in charge of Harry Y. Shetler and Irvin M. Holsopple.

Bucher, Fannie B., daughter of Christian R. and Annie (Bomberger) Bucher, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 18, 1875; was found dead of a heart attack in bed at her home in Lititz, Pa., Aug. 28, 1960; aged 85 y. 10 d. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. H. C. Seldomridge, Lititz, Pa.; and Susan, Los Angeles, Calif.) and one brother (Joseph, Harlingen, Texas). She was a member of the Lititz Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 31, in charge of Melvin Lauver and Raymond Bucher; interment in Erb's Mennonite Cemetery.

Eberly, Annie P., daughter of Rudolph and Susanna (Pleam) Reidenbach, was born near Hinkletown, Pa., Dec. 24, 1864; died in her home, Soudersburg, Pa., July 14, 1960; aged 95 y. 6 m. 20 d. On March 11, 1886, she was married to Nathan (Miller) Eberly, who preceded her in death in 1948. Surviving are 3 daughters (Elsie--Mrs. Clarence R. Houseberg, Soudersburg; Mary--Mrs. Alvin J. Reist, Mount Joy, Pa.; and Anna--Mrs. Roy B. Hollinger, Soudersburg), 4 sons (Rudy R., Reading; Abner R. and George P., Green Bay Wis.). One infant son preceded her in death. For 65 years she was a faithful member of the Stumptown Church, where services were held July 18, in charge of Lloyd Eby and John Oberholtzer; interment in Old Eberly Cemetery, Durlach, Lancaster County.

Hedrick, Anna E., daughter of John B. and Elizabeth (Hess) Seitz, was born June 14, 1921, near Camp Hill, Pa.; died of carcinoma Aug. 27, 1960, at the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., aged 39 y. 2 m. 13 d. On Oct. 27, 1946, she was married to Ralph B. Hedrick, who survives. Also surviving are their 5 children (Doris, Rachel, Verna, Ralph, Jr., and Miriam), one stepson (Donald), her father, who lives at E.M. Home, Souderton; one sister (Miriam L., Mexico City). She was a member of the Lansdale Church. Funeral services were held at the Rock Hill Church, Aug. 31, with her pastor, Jacob Z. Rittenhouse, preaching the sermon, and John Lapp and Clinton Landes assisting with the services.

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