Gospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 6 - FEBRUARY 7, 1961, pages 135, 136
Britsch, Earl F., son of George and Sarah (Sauter) Britsch, was born May 20, 1890; died Dec. 28, 1960; aged 70 y. 7 m. 8 d. In 1909, he was married to Lina Hamilton, who died June 3, 1960. Surviving are 4 sons (Samuel, Toledo; Frederick, Lima; Clayton and Virgil Lee, Cloverdale), 5 daughters (Erma-Mrs. Paul Selhorst, Columbus Grove; Doris-Mrs. Alfred Kline, Wapakoneta; Mildred-Mrs. Darwin O'Connell, Florence-Mrs. Carl Decker, and Lila-Mrs. Carl Fleming, all of Lima), 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Edwin and Wayne, Toledo), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Erma Schmidt, Continental; Mrs. Emma Myers, Waldron, Mich.; and Mrs. Doris Robinson, Milan, Mich.). Three sisters are deceased. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church near Cloverdale, Ohio, where funeral services were held Dec. 31, in charge of Menno L. Troyer and Ronald D. Martin; interment in Cascade Cemetery.
Cripe, Barbara, daughter of Valentine and Anna (Nafziger) Birkey, was born May 23, 1892, at Delavan, Ill.; died Jan. 11, 1961, at her home in Delavan; aged 68 y. 7 m. 19 d. On Feb. 20, 1919, she was married to Timothy S. Cripe, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Delzon O., Burlingame, Calif.; and Rhoda Ann, Newton, Kans.) and 2 brothers (Chris, Hopedale; and Walter, Delavan). Two brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Hopedale Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14, in charge of Ivan Kauffmann and Ben Springer.
Detweiler, Marietta C., daughter of Abram N. and Fyetta (Clymer) Freed, was born March 22, 1895, in Montgomery Co., Franconia Twp., Pa.; died at the Rockhill Mennonite Home, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 24, 1960, after a four-month illness; aged 65 y. 9 m. 2 d. Surviving are her husband (Preacher Alfred A. Detweiler), 2 daughters (Margaret-Mrs. Marvin Stinley and Mae-Mrs. Norman Godshall), 12 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and one brother. She was a member of the Rockhill Church, Telford, Pa., where funeral services were held Dec. 28, in charge of Clinton D. Landis, assisted by Chas. Mininger and Jacob Moyer.
Earnest, Emma Amelia, daughter of Gustaf and Anna (Ulrich) Herman, was born at Tamora, Nebr., Feb. 24, 1897; died, after a lengthy illness, at the Lincoln (Nebr.) General Hospital, Dec. 31, 1960, aged 63 y. 10 m. 7 d. On July 14, 1918, she was married to Ben Earnest who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons (Betty, at home; Shirley-Mrs. Ralph Ebers and Geraldine-Mrs. Harry Bruns, both of Lincoln; Maxine-Mrs. Wayne Stutzman, Milford; LaVern B., Denver, Colo.; and Melvin F., Decatur, Ill.), 16 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Arthur, Milford; Ben, Sidney; and William, Cheyenne, Wyo.). She was a member of the East Fairview Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Ammon Miller, Oliver Roth, and Sterling Stauffer.
Good, Ephraim B., son of Isaac L. and Fannie (Berkey) Good, was born in Medina Co., Ohio, Aug. 30, 1867; died at the home of his son Rufus, West Salem, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1961; aged 93 y. 4 m. 11 d. On Nov. 19, 1893, he was married to Emma B. Imhoff, who died March 24, 1946. Surviving are 5 sons and 2 daughters (Henry, Sterling; Ira, Orrville; Rufus, West Salem; Carl, Noah, and Annie-Mrs. Joseph M. Wenger, all of Chester Twp; and Susie-Mrs. Clarence K. Horst, Seville), 33 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Abram and William, Wadsworth). One infant daughter, one brother, and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Chester Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 13, in charge of Jacob Neuenschwander.
Graber, Guy O., son of Amos and Lydia (Short) Graber, was born Oct. 18, 1893, near Stryker, Ohio; died of a coronary occlusion at his home in Stryker, Dec. 24, 1960; aged 67 y. 2 m. 6 d. He became suddenly ill on Dec. 24, and when he lay down on the couch to sleep, he went to his eternal rest. He was married on Sept. 20, 1922, to Ida Liechty, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Elwood, who lives on the home farm and worked with his father; and Donna Belle-Mrs. Eugene Diller, Hesston, Kans.), 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Clarence and Charles, Stryker; George, Monticello, Ky.; Anna-Mrs. Ernest Ringenberg, Hillsdale, Mich.; and Catharine-Mrs. Harry Lamberson, Montpelier, Ohio). He had been a member of the Lockport Church, and in 1953 he helped to establish the Salem congregation, Waldron, Mich., where he was one of the charter members. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Lockport Church, with Earl Stuckey, Walter Stuckey, D. Wyse Graber, and Freeman Aschliman officiating.
Halteman, Isaac B., son of Enos and Syvilla (Bergey) Halteman, was born July, 1905; died of a heart attack Jan. 5, 1961, at Franconia, Pa.; aged 55 y. 5 m. 28 d. On Sept. 10, 1927, he was married to Lillian Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children, 2 brothers (Alvin and Preston, Souderton), a half sister (Sara--Mrs. Reuben Diller, Phoenix, Ariz.), a stepbrother (J. Howard Krupp, Winter Park, Fla.), and a stepsister (Mrs. Allen C. Moyer, Souderton). He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Jan.9, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Leroy Godshall, and Menno B. Souder.
Jantzi, Ida Kay, twin daughter of Roman, Jr., and Ruth Jantzi, was born Sept. 16, 1960, at Lincoln, Nebr.; died Jan. 10, 1961, at the home of her foster parents, Wallace and Edna Stauffer, Milford, Nebr.; aged 3 m. 25 d. Surviving are her parents, foster parents, 2 brothers (Jerry and Terry, 3 sisters (Sharon, Sandra, and her twin-Ila Mae), grandparents (George and Teresa Holtz, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Roman and Edith Jantzi, Milford), and one great-grandmother (Anna Anderson). Funeral services were held at East Fairview, Milford, Nebr., in charge of Ammon Miller, Oliver Roth, and Sterling Stauffer.
Kauffman, Lenora Mae, daughter of Frank and Nettie (Hostetler) Eash, was born July 19, 1931, near Shelbyville, Ill.; died after a short illness, at Kalispell, Mont., Jan. 4, 1961; aged 29 y. 5 m. 16 d. She was married to James A. Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Elton and James Edward), her mother and stepfather, 3 sisters (Mary--Mrs. Ira Baker Harrisburg, Oreg.; Mabel-Mrs. Aldine Kauffman, Kalispell; and Verna-Mrs. Curtis Kauffman, Shedd, Oreg.), and one brother (Lloyd, Corvallis, Oreg.). Her father and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church since her youth. Funeral services were held from the Waggner and Campbell Funeral Home, Jan. 9, in charge of D. D. Brenneman and J. G. Hochstetler.
Kilheffer, Willis S., son of Jacob B. and Susan (Shenk) Kilheffer, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 10, 1869; died at the New Holland) Pa.) Nursing Home, Jan. 5, 1961; aged 91 y. 4 m. 26 d. On Nov. 26, 1891, he was married to Katie H. Hostetter, who died March 7, 1906. To this union were born 2 children (Anna-Mrs. Isaac Lefever, East Petersburg, Pa.; and Abram H., Lititz, with whom he resided the past 17 years). On March 19, 1908 , he was married to Mattie H. Brubacher, who died Nov. 11, 1912; then on Dec. 29, 1914, he was married to Anna L. Charles, who died Dec. 5, 1943. One daughter from this union (Kathryn-Mrs. Herbert King, Lancaster, Pa.) survives. He was a member of the East Petersburg Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 8, in charge of Irvin Kreider.
Mann, Thomas Brent and Steven Kent, twin sons of David W. and Mona M. (Aeschliman) Mann, were born Jan. 17, 1961, at Lebanon, Oreg.; died Jan. 17 and 18, soon after birth. Surviving , besides the parents, are 2 brothers (David and Timothy) and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Aeschliman, Toledo, Ohio; and Mr. and Mrs. Cleo A. Mann, Indianapolis, Ind.). Graveside services were held Jan. 19 at the Willamette Memorial Cemetery, Albany, Oregon., in charge of Millard Osborne.
Saltzman, Douglas Allen, son of Albert and Naomi (Hauder) Saltzman, was born April 2, 1959, at Seward, Nebr.; died from a virus infection at the Seward Memorial Hospital, Jan. 17, 1961, aged 1 y. 9 m. 15 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Joyce and Shirley), one brother (Terry Lynn), and his grandparents (Wm. and Iva Hauder, Milford; and Peter Saltzman, Shickley, Nebr.). Funeral services were held at East Fairview, Milford, Nebr., with Ammon, Miller , Oliver Roth, and Sterling Stauffer officiating.
Steinmann, Daniel, son of John and Susannah (Gascho) Steinmann, was born July 29, 1884, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died of a heart attack Aug. 31, 1960, while visiting his nephew, Mahlon Bast, Copper Cliff, Ont.; aged 76 y. 1 m. 2 d. Surviving are 2 brothers and 3 sisters (Noah, Catharine, Barbara, and Veronica-Mrs. David Bast, all of Wellesley; and Enos, Kitchener). In the last few years he worshiped with the brethren at the A.M. Gospel Mission in Wellesley.
Thomas, William A., son of Abraham and Catharine (Speicher) Thomas, was born March 16, 1874, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died at his home Jan. 7, 1961; aged 86 y. 9 m. 22 d. On Jan. 12, 1896, he was married to Susan Stevens, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (David E., Johnstown; Harry C., Hollsopple; Elmer F., Orrville, Ohio; and Mahlon J., Hollsopple), 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and one sister. An infant son, a stepdaughter, one granddaughter, 3 brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. He was a member of the Blough Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 10, in charge of Harry C. Blough and John A. Lehman.
Troyer, Elizabeth Mae, daughter of Daniel and Mary Glick, was born April 16, 1924, at Poplar Bluff, Mo.; died Dec. 23, 1960, at the Lagrange Co. (Ind.) Hospital, of internal hemorrhage, due to a rare type of anemia; aged 36 y. 8 m. 7 d. On May 30, 1943, she was married to Wilbur Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Ronald, Willard, Robert, Steven, Sharon, Linda, Rosemary, and Daniel) and her parents. Two infant children preceded her in death. She was a member of the Marion Mennonite Church, near Howe, Ind. Services were held at the Shore Church, Dec. 26, in charge of Homer Miller, John Mishler, and Paul Lauver.
Whetzel, Mary Jane, daughter of Henry and Allie Nesselfodt, was born May 3, 1882; died of pneumonia Jan. 2, 1961, at Peru, W. Va.; aged 78 y. 7 m. 30 d. She was married to Thornton Whetzel, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 4 sons (Mrs. Mabel Lambert, Gerards Fort, Pa.; Mrs. Cecil Boswell, Berryville, Va.; Howard, Ira, and Victor, Milam, W. Va.; and Alton, Criders, Va.), one brother (Samuel, Ft. Seybert, W. Va.), one half brother (Charlie A. Fort Knox, Ky.), 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church. Funeral services were held Jan 4, at the Thrush Funeral Home, Moorefield, W. Va., in charge of Lloyd Hartzler and Gordon Wenger.
Yoder, Anna, daughter of Emanuel P. and Lydia (Shetler) Hershberger, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Dec. 8, 1878; died after a lingering illness at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 8, 1961; aged 82 y. 1 m. 1 d. On Sept. 18, 1898, she was married to Mahlon E. Yoder, who died April 1, 1958. Surviving are 8 children (Ray A. and Cora-Mrs. Lloyd Brenneman, Kalona; Mary-Mrs. John F. Shetler, Martha-Mrs. Ezra Troyer, Leona-Mrs. Chester P. Miller, and Edith, of Wellman; Kathryn-Mrs. Lawrence L. Miller and Albert of Colorado Springs, Colo.), 26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, one sister and 2 brothers (Mary-Mrs. W. D. Brenneman, Joseph L., and Chris E. Kalona). One daughter preceded her in death. Since September, 1959, she lived at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona. She was a member of the Lower Deer Creek Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 11, in charge of Robert K. Yoder and J. Y. Swartzendruber.
Yoder, Mary, daughter of Solomon and Rachel Beam, was born Dec. 29, 1861; died at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans., Jan. 19, 1961; aged 99 y. 21 d. She was married to Herman H. Yoder, who died Sept. 31, 1928. Two children also preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 daughters and one son (Anna, Mrs. Tillie Yoder, William H., Fannie-Mrs. Weldon Gaines. Nora-Mrs. Elmer Hartzler, and Amanda-Mrs. John Johnson),. She was a member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 22, with Milo Kauffman and Peter Wiebe in charge; burial in West Liberty Cemetery near Inman, Kans.
Yoder, Max Boyd, son of Harvey and Ferne (Boyts) Yoder, was born near Crystal Springs, Kans., April 5, 1929; was killed in an airplane accident at Wear Searchlight, Nev., Dec. 31, 1960; aged 31 y. 8 m. 26 d. On Jan. 20, 1953, he was married to Danette Bear, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Kimberly Michele), his parents, one brother (Doyle), and 2 sisters (Shirley-Mrs. Claude Swartzendruber, Goshen, Ind.; and Mona Bebe-Mrs. Clifford King, Cheraw, Colo.). He was a member of the Baptist Church. Graveside services were held at the Harper, Kans., Cemetery, Jan. 9, 1961.
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Bare, Anna, daughter of John A. and Anna (Kilmer) Holdeman, was born Feb. 9, 1883, in McPherson Co., Kans.; died at Pryor, Okla., Jan, 7, 1961; aged 77 y. 10 m. 29 d. On Feb. 16, 1910, she was married to Mahlon George Bare, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 6 sons (Salome-Mrs. Clarence Graber, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Richard, New Carlisle, Ohio; Melvin, Kalona, Iowa; John, Fairfield, Iowa; Ben, with the armed services in Germany; Kathryn-Mrs. Frank Heyda, Grenada Hills, Calif.; Tilman, Pryor, Okla.; and Harry Titus, Adair, Okla.), 21 grandchildren, one brother (Amos, Washington), and one sister (Katie-Mrs. Jonas Ratzlaff, Kansas). Three sons and one daughter preceded him in death as infants. At various times they lived in Kansas, Iowa, and Oklahoma; at the time of her passing she was a member of the Oak Grove Church, Adair, Okla. Services were conducted Jan. 11, in charge of Richard Birky and Joe Hartzler; interment in Zion Mennonite Cemetery, Pryor, Okla.
Brewer, Nancy Jane, was born Jan. 1, 1873, in Indiana; died Jan. 11, 1961, at Hutchinson, Kans.; aged 88 y. 10 d. In 1891, she was married to William S. Brewer, who died in 1933. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Ella Jordan, Hutchinson), 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pershing Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at the Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, in charge of Sanford E. King; interment in Eastside Cemetery.
Eshleman, Laban Lesher, son of Christian H. and Elizabeth (Lesher) Eshleman, was born in Franklin Co., Pa.; died of a coronary occlusion at his home near Maugansville, Md., Dec. 23, 1960; aged 73 y. 3 d. On Aug. 6, 1908, he was married to Anna M. Shafer, who survives. For six years he and his wife served as superintendent and matron of the Maugansville Home for the Aged. For several years, when their son, Dr. J. Lester Eshleman, Tanganyika, was home on furlough, they lived near Dillsburg, Pa., near their son. Upon their son's return to Africa, they moved to Maugansville. Surviving are 2 daughters (Beulah-Mrs. Silas Petre, Hagerstown, Md.; and Ada-Mrs. Kenneth Martin, Smithsburg, Md.), one son (Dr. J. Lester Eshleman, Tanganyika), 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister (Mrs. Susan Hemlin, Maugansville Home), and one brother (Abner J., New Brighton, Pa.). One grandson preceded him in death. He was a member of the Miller Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 26 at the Paradise Church, with Moses K. Horst, Amos J. Martin, and Irvin S. Shank officiating.
Garber, Cora Catherine, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Snyder) Grove, was born Sept. 27, 1874, at Benson, Ill.; died Jan. 17, 1961, at Alpha, Minn.; aged 86 y. 3 m. 21 d. On Oct. 10, 1893, she was married to Christian J. Garber, who survives. After their marriage they moved into a log cabin in the woods near Mancelona, Mich. In 1895, they migrated to Minnesota, and established their home in Wisconsin Township. In 1897 a Mennonite church was begun in rural Alpha, at the present location of the church, and in March, 1907, the Garbers accepted added responsibility when Bro. Garber was ordained minister of the congregation. She is also survived by their children (Lewis J., Woodburn, Oreg.; Ethel-Mrs. Noah Landis, Wellman, Iowa; Frank E. and Emma-Mrs. Truman J. Johnson, Alpha; Charles L., Owatonna; and Mary-Mrs. Harold L. Ely, Conway, Kans.), 34 grandchildren, and over 70 great-grandchildren. On Oct. 10 the Garbers observed their 67th wedding anniversary. Sister Garber had been in frail health for many years, and gradually became weaker until death occurred at her home in Alpha. Funeral services were held at the Alpha Church, Jan. 20, in charge of Nick Stoltzfus and Fred Gingerich.
Schlosser, Daniel P., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schlosser, Harleysville, Pa., was born Dec. 3, 1943; died Nov. 25, 1960; aged 16 y. 11 m. 22 d. Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, Nov. 29, in charge of Harold Ely and Ellis Mack.
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Alderfer, Wilmer A., son of Jacob and Caroline Alderfer, was born in Spring Mount, Pa., Nov. 26, 1887; died at his home, Telford, Pa., Jan. 11, 1961, after an illness of about 6 months; aged 73 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was married to Katie M. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Carolyn--Mrs. Harvey K. Derstein, Hatfield, Pa.), 2 sons (John, Hatfield; and Russell, Harleysville, Pa.), 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Mrs. Rein Alderfer, Harleysville; Mrs. Clement Alderfer and Mrs. Tobias Nyce, both of Souderton; and Mrs. Mary Bucher, Salfordville, Pa.). Two daughters and 3 sons preceded him in death. Until 6 years ago he and his wife owned and operated the Alderfer Convalescent Home, Sellersville, which is known now as the Rockhill Mennonite Home. He was a member of the Rockhill Church. Funeral services were held at the Franconia Church, with Clinton Landis in charge.
Bleile, Jesse, son of Jacob and Rosa (Bier) Bleile, was born Oct. 24, 1881; died at the Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital, Jan. 16, 1961; aged 79 y. 2 m. 23 d. On Jan. 1, 1907, he was married to Ada Hochstetler, who survives. Also surviving are one son and one daughter ((Glenn, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Blanche-Mrs. Glen Weldy, Nappanee), a brother (Lewis, Nappanee; and 4 grandchildren. He was a member of the North Main Street Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 19, in charge of Richard W. Yoder.
Boyts, Mahala, daughter of Noah and Elizabeth (Bontrager) Troyer, was born Aug. 11, 1883, near Goshen, Ind.; died after a long illness at Attica, Kans., Jan. 31, 1961; aged 77 y. 5 m. 20 d. On Oct. 7, 1901, she was married to M. F. Boyts, who died May 21, 1956. Surviving are 5 children (Ernest E., Seymour, Mo.; Roy and Earl, Harper, Kans.; Ferne-Mrs. Harve Yoder and Mayme-Mrs. David Yoder, Crystal Springs, Kans.), 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and one brother (Mrs. Mamie Comins, Mio, Mich.; Mrs. Maude Griffin, Leesburg, Fla.; and N. E. Troyer, Glen Carbon, Ill.). One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Crystal Springs Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 2, in charge of Alvin Kauffman.
Burkholder, Daniel J., son of Chris and Emma E. (Yoder) Burkholder, was born Oct. 7, 1938, in Iowa Co., Iowa; died of injuries received in a one-car accident near Bethany Mo., Jan. 29, 1961; aged 22 y. 4 m. 22 d. He had been at home over the weekend with his parents at Kalona, and was returning to Kansas City, when the car in which he was riding alone went out of control and plunged over a 20-foot embankment. He was planning to work one more week in Kansas City and then enroll at the University of Iowa as a medical student. Surviving are his father and stepmother, 2 sisters (Opal-Mrs. Marion Reschley, Crawfordsville, Iowa; and Mary Jane, at home), 3 brothers (Stanley, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Donald, Kansas City, Kans.; and Roger, at home), his fiancee, Leila Kauffman, Woodland Park, Colo., and 2 stepbrothers (Ernest Yutzy, Kalona; and Oliver Yutzy, Parnell. His mother and one brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Wellman Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 1, in charge of Geo. S. Miller and Paul T. Guengerich; interment in West Union Cemetery.
Charles, Barbara B., wife of John L. Charles, Landisville, Pa., died Dec. 6, 1960; aged 73 y. 3 m. 13 d. Surviving are her husband, 2 children (Ethel-Mrs. Paul Buckwalter and Lester, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Christ B. Snyder and Amos B. Snyder), and one sister (Anna B. Erb).
Charles, Walter, died at his home, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 18, 1960, in his 91st year. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Eby Charles. He was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church. Funeral services were held at the Abram Snyder Funeral Home, Dec. 21, in charge of Frank M. Enck and James M. Shank; interment in Mellinger Cemetery.
Gingerich, Samuel, son of Jacob and Magdalena (Shantz) Gingerich, was born Nov. 1, 1883, at Zurich, Ont.; died of a heart attack at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Ont., Jan. 14, 1961; aged 77 y. 2 m. 13 d. On Dec. 19, 1905, he was married to Sarah Ann Gascho, who survives. They lived together for 55 years, 2 days. Also surviving are 6 sons and one daughter (Amos, Blake; Roy, Hay; Ervin, Zurich; Wallace, Stanley; Reuben, Ailsa Craig; Curtis, Stanley; and Verna-Mrs. Alfred Ropp, Parkhill), 26 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Solomon). He was a member of the Zurich Church, where funeral services were conducted Jan. 17, with Albert Martin and Ephraim Gingerich officiating; burial in Goshen Line Cemetery.
Glick, Clara, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Yoder) Stutzman, was born near Howe, Ind., Oct. 17, 1878; died Dec. 14, 1960, at the Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., where she had been a patient since she had a stroke on Oct. 1; aged 82 y. 1 m. 27 d. On May 23, 1916, she was married to Emery E. Glick, who survives. Also surviving are a foster sister (Mrs. Pearl Bontrager), a foster brother (M. C. Agley), and Marie Evans-Mrs. W. W. Good, New Holland, Pa., who made her home with the Glicks for several years while in her teens. One brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Providence Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 17, conducted by Ira Kurtz and Wilbur H. Smoker.
Groff, Daisy, daughter of William and Martha (Bassler) Campbell, was born Oct. 20, 1882, near Lancaster, Pa.; died at her home, Lititz, Pa., after a long illness, Jan. 26, 1961; aged 78 y. 3 m. 6 d. She was married to Harry H. Groff, who died 7 years ago. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son (Kathryn M. and Mary M., both at home; Charles D., Lititz; and Eleanora-Mrs. Albert F. Landis, Neffsville), 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and one brother (Mrs. Miller Kreider, Lititz; Mrs. Irene Charles, Lancaster; and Justus, Lampeter). She lived in Lititz 32 years and was a member of the Lititz Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at the Spacht Funeral Home, with Melvin H. Lauver and Lester B. Wenger officiating; interment in Byerland Cemetery.
Groff, Ruth Ann, daughter of Howard J. and Erma L. (Newswanger) Spangler, was born Oct. 28, 1939, at Blue Ball, Pa.; died very suddenly at her home, Kinzers, Pa., Dec. 13, 1960; aged 21 y. 1 m. 15 d. She was married to J. Melvin Groff, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Evelyn-Mrs. John Snader, Denver, Pa.; and Sharon), 2 brothers (Mervin, and Donald), and grandparents (Henry and Edith Newswanger, and Arthur and Lydia Spangler, all of Bateville). She was a member of the New Holland Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 17, in charge of Frank Shirk, James Martin, and Sanford Hershey.
Groff, Susan E., daughter of Jonas and Catharine (Ernst) Wenger, was born June 18, 1873; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Dec. 11, 1960; aged 87 y. 5 m. 23 d. Her husband, Isaac C. Groff, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Elizabeth C.-Mrs. Henry J. Moore and Core Mae, at home), 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church. Funeral services were held at the Young Funeral Home, in charge of James M. Shank and Jacob E. Brubaker; interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.
Herr, Mabel Anna, daughter of Preacher Frank M. and Mary E. (Hershey) Herr, was born Aug. 22, 1882, in West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at her home in Lancaster, Dec. 15, 1960; aged 78 y. 3 m. 23 d. On Nov. 23, 1904, she was married to Abram R. Herr, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Marion H. Shenk, Lancaster), 2 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. John M. Bucher, Willow Street, Pa.). One daughter and one son preceded her in death. She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church for over 60 years. Services were held Dec. 19, in the New Danville Church, in charge of James M. Shank and Ward W. Shelly.
Hobbs, Renda Ruby, daughter of Lawrence and Ruby (Gonzales) Hobbs, was born at Evanston, Ill., Dec. 11, 1960; died at home in Des Plaines, Ill., of acute bronchial pneumonia, Jan. 25, 1961; aged 1 m. 14 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters and one brother (Linda Rose, Lena Ruth, and Lawrence Leroy, Jr.), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hobbs, Rose, Okla.; and Mrs. Alma Gonzales, Chelsea, Okla.). Services were conducted at the Zion Church, Jan. 28, conducted by Richard Birky and John Troyer.
Holsopple, Irvin M., son of Samuel J. and Leah (Hostettler) Holsopple, was born Aug. 20, 1894, at Hollsopple, Pa.; died Jan. 22, 1961, at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., of a heart attack; aged 66 y. 5 m. 2 d. On March 1, 1914, he was married to Elizabeth Eash, who preceded him in death in 1949. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters (Alvin, Archbold, Ohio; Twila-Mrs. Earl Lehman and Carl, of Hollsopple; Boyd, Terre Hill, Pa.; and Ruth, an infant daughter deceased). On May 20, 1950, he was married to Minnie Eberly, who survives. Besides his wife, 3 sons, and one daughter, 22 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (John and Lemon, of Hollsopple) also survive. He was ordained to the ministry at the Kaufman Church on Jan. 5, 1930, where he served faithfully until death. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at the Kaufman Church, in charge of Sanford Shetler, Harry Y. Shetler, Aldus Wingard, and Harry C. Blough.
Kulp, Abram B., son of Henry and Susan B. Kulp, died Dec. 23, 1960; aged 76 y. 1 m. 15 d. On Jan. 16, 1908, he was married to Esther L. Lapp, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Howard L., Bridgewater Corners, Vt.) one daughter (Marie L. Fretz, Dublin, Pa.), and 4 grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Line Lexington Church, where funeral services were conducted Dec. 28, in charge of the home ministers.
Lederman, Katie daughter of Christian and Anna (Schwartz) Neuhouser, was born near Grabill, In., Nov. 17, 1873; died Jan. 16, 1961; aged 87 y. 1 m. 30 d. On Jan. 25, 1894, she was married to Daniel Lederman, who died in 1943. Surviving are 10 children (Mrs. Emma Stucky, Leo, Ind., with whom she lived the last 14 years; Mrs. Esther Beck, Pettisville, Ohio; Mrs. Amanda Rupp, Quincy, Mich.; Mrs. Evelyn Schmucker, Stryker, Ohio; Alpheus, Cedarville, Ind.; David, Sturgis, Mich.; Elmer, Spencerville, Ind.; Paul, Glenn, and Edgar, all of Grabill, Ind.), 35 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Schlatter, Leo; and Mrs. Leah Smead, Grabill). Three sons and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a charter member of the Leo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 19, in charge of S. J. Miller and Virgil Vogt; burial in Yaggy Cemetery.
Lehman, Allen B., son of George G. and Emma (Bechtel) Lehman, was born near Middletown, Pa., June 8, 1887; died after a four-day illness, at the Hershey (Pa.) Hospital, Nov. 9, 1960; aged 73 y. 5 m. 1 d. On Nov. 11, 1915, he was married to Ada R. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Rhoda-Mrs. J. Frank Zeager, Middletown), 2 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Annie B.-Mrs. Samuel Longenecker and Sadie B., both of Middletown). He was a member of the Stauffer Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 12, in charge of Noah W. Risser and J. Harold Forwood.
Martin, Jason Lee, stillborn son of Eli W. and Ada R. (Martin) Martin, was born Jan. 30, 1961, at Williamsport, Md. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister (Lucille) and 3 brothers (Ray, Lewis, and James). Graveside services were held at the Reiff Cemetery, Jan. 31, in charge of Oliver Martin and Moses K. Horst.
Maust, John Paul, infant son of Oscar Lee and Ella Mae (Musser) Maust, Kirkwood, Pa., was born Dec. 9, 1960; died Dec.10 at the Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother (Kenneth Ray), a sister (Rebecca Jane), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Paul Musser, East Earl, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Maust, Grantsville, Md.), and his maternal great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Graybill Zimmerman, Lititz, Pa.; and Mrs. Elizabeth Musser, Ephrata). Graveside services were held at the Bowmansville Church Cemetery, in charge of Alvin G. Martin.
Metzler, Anna E., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Mellinger) Eby, was born Sept. 24, 1875, near Leaman Place, Pa.; died at the home of her daughter at Paradise, Pa., Dec. 12, 1960; aged 85 y. 2 m. 18 d. On Nov. 15, 1899, she was married to Aaron H. Metzler, who died March 27, 1957. One infant son, one grandson, 2 brothers, and one sister also precede her in death. Surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons (Miriam-Mrs. Abram Groff and Mary-Mrs. Landis Groff, Strasburg; Elnora-Mrs. Clarence Hershey, Paradise, Pa., with whom she resided; John, Christiana; Amy--Mrs. Ralph Martin, Lancaster; and Raymond, Randolph, Mass.) 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and one sister (Mrs. Mary Kreider and Jason, Gordonville; and Ira, Ronks, Pa.). She was a member of the Paradise Church, where services were held Dec. 15, in charge of Clair Eby and Amos Weaver, with Willis Kling officiating at the funeral home.
Meyer, Mary Jane, daughter of Jacob G. and Mary (Conrad) Meyer, was born in Milton Twp., Wayne Co, Ohio, Sept. 6, 1890; died at Wooster, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1960; aged 70 y. 3 m. 24 d. Surviving are 3 brothers and 4 sisters (Jacob C., Atlanta, Ga.; Elmer J., Creston, Ohio; Emanuel A., Ardsley on Hudson, N.Y.; Leah-Mrs. David S. Schrock, Sterling, Ohio; Emma-Mrs. Noah W. Schrock, Smithville; Clara-Mrs. John W. Lerch, Wooster; and Adele-Mrs. Marvin Wenger, Rittman, Ohio). Two brothers and 2 sisters also preceded her in death. For the last 30 years she lived with her sister Clara, at Wooster. She was an active member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 2, with Robert W. Otto officiating; burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. By her request, I Cor. 13:12 was used as the text for the message at her funeral.
Reiff, Vernon Erb, son of Christian and Annie (Erb) Reiff, was born at Newton, Kans., July 28, 1890; died of a heart attack at his home, Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 28, 1961; aged 70 y. 6 m. On Feb. 11, 1912, he was married to Zaidee Brenneman, who survives. He was treasurer of the Kansas-Nebraska District Mission Board prior to serving as treasurer of the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities from 1920 to 1934. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Gladys Virginia, at home; and Marianna-Mrs. Roman Stutzman, Kansas City, Mo.), one grandchild, and 5 brothers and one sister (Nathan E., Elkhart; Jacob C., El Cerrito, Calif.; Tilman E., Dallas, Texas; Irvin C., Chicago; David, Spokane, Wash.; and Mrs. Rufus Horst, Kansas City, Kans.). He was a member of the Belmont Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 1, in charge of Neil Beachy, Sanford Yoder, and J. D. Graber; interment in Prairie Street Mennonite Cemetery.
Riley, Charlotte Ann, daughter of Ferman and Lois (Stutzman) Riley, was born Feb. 10, 1948, at Lincoln, Nebr.; died at the Orthopedic Hospital, Lincoln, Jan. 28, 1961, following complications of a lifetime illness; aged 12 y. 11 m. 18 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Billy Doyle and Kirk Douglas), one sister (Amy Loree), and her grandparents (Bert and Elsie Stutzman). funeral services were held at the East Fairview Church, Milford, Nebr., in charge of Ammon Miller, Oliver Roth, and Sterling Stauffer.
Ropp, Reuben Joseph, son of Asa and Mary (Sears) Ropp, was born Sept. 7, 1903, in Elm Grove Twp., Ill.; died of a heart attack Jan. 23, 1961, in Elm Grove Twp., Ill.; aged 57 y. 4 m. 16 d. On Jan. 25, 1928, he was married to Ferne Mary Heiser, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter and 2 sons (Dorothy-Mrs. Glenn Mooberry, E. Peoria, Ill.; Donald and Kenneth, at home), 3 grandchildren, and one sister (Lovina--Mrs. Jacob Zehr, Fisher, Ill.). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Morton, Ill., where funeral services were held Jan. 26, with Kenneth G. Good officiating; interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Ruth, Clara Mae, nee Kulp, wife of Abram A. Ruth, Harleysville, Pa., was born March 20, 1908; died Oct. 17, 1960; aged 52 y. 6 m. 27 d. Surviving are her husband, one son (Donald K.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Charles L. Bolton and Phyllis A.), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Alderfer and Mrs. Abram Alderfer), and one brother (Irvin S.). One daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, Oct. 22 in charge of Ellis Mack.
Rutt, Albert L., son of Jacob N. and Catharine (Longenecker) Rutt, was born in West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 3, 1885; died in the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, after an illness of over 2 months, Jan. 25, 1961; aged 76 y. 22 d. Surviving are 3 brothers and one sister (John R., Millersville; Norman L., Elizabethtown, with whom he resided; Jacob L. and Mrs. Mary L. Charles, both of Lancaster). He was a member of the Elizabethtown Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 28, with Walter L. Keener, Jr., and Clarence E. Lutz officiating; burial in Bossler Mennonite Cemetery.
Sangrey, Landis H., son of Benj. and Susan (Hess) Sangrey, was born Jan. 23, 1901, near Lancaster, Pa.; died at his home, Washington Boro, Pa., Dec. 11, 1960, following a lingering illness; aged 59 y. 10 m. 18 d. On Nov. 30, 1929, he was married to Edith A. Kurtz, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Landis K., Columbia), one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Eugene Shaiebly, Washington Boro), 5 grandchildren, and 5 brothers and sisters (Cora-Mrs. Aaron Brenneman, Millersville; Willis, Lancaster; Davis, Washington Boro; Edna-Mrs. Charles Bender and Verna-Mrs. Benj. Sauder, Millersville). He was a member of the Slackwater Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 15 at the Millersville Church, in charge of Benj. Miller, Benj. Eshbach, and Frank Garman.
Schertz, Emma E., daughter of Bishop John and Magdalena (Schertz) Smith, was born July 15, 1883, at Metamora, Ill.; died Jan. 20, 1961, at Goshen, Ind.; aged 77 y. 6 m. 5 d. In 1902, she was married to Ben J. Schertz, who died in July, 1952. One daughter also preceded her in death at the age of 9. Surviving are a niece (Dorothy Smith-Mrs. Lauren Shank, who lived in their home since childhood), one sister (Ellen-Mrs. E. H. Oyer), one brother (Samuel E.), both of Eureka, Ill., and one stepsister (Agnes-Mrs. C. J. Gunden, Goshen). She was a member of the Goshen College Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 22, in charge of John Mosemann and Robert Detweiler; interment in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Shantz, Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Weber, was born March 14, 1887, in Woolwich Twp., Ont.; died of a heart attack Jan. 26, 1961, at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont.; aged 73 y. 10 m. 12 d. She was married in 1914 to Jeremiah Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Earl and Abner), one brother (Angus), one sister (Mrs. Oliver Snyder), and 5 grandchildren. One daughter preceded hie in death. She was a member of the Shantz Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 29, in charge of L. H. Witmer.
Shenk, Lizzie Mae, daughter of Adam D. and Mary (Shank) Murray, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 31, 1877; died Jan. 1, 1961, at the home of her daughter Ruth-Mrs. Amos Groff, Millersville, Pa.; aged 83 y. 1 d. On Dec. 12, 1901, she was married to Daniel H. Shenk, who died 21/2 years ago. Surviving are their 8 children (Alvin, Millersville; Edna-Mrs. J. Forry Minnich, Columbia; Mary and Daniel, Millersville; Harold, Columbia; Adam, Manheim; Ruth-Mrs. Amos H. Groff, Millersville; and Clayton, Conestoga), 25 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mary-Mrs. D. Avery Hess, Washington Boro). On Dec. 17, 1953, she suffered a stroke from which she never fully recovered, spending the last 6 years in bed. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the New Danville Church, in charge of David Thomas and Elias Groff; burial in Masonville Mennonite Cemetery.
Showalter, Harry Philip, son of George A. and Amelia (Nice) Showalter, was born July 14, 1908, at Roseland, Nebr.; died of a heart attack Nov. 5, 1960, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa; aged 52 y. 3 m. 22 d. On Sept. 8, 1929, he was married to Lala Bender, who survives. Occupation: farmer and trucker. Also surviving are 4 children (Donald, Wellman, Iowa; Dorothy, at home; twin sons-Dale, Iowa City, and Darrel, at home), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 5 sisters (Emma-Mrs. Noah Yoder and Fannie-Mrs. Erlis Kinsinger, Wellman; William, Omaha, Nebr.; George, Anselmo, Nebr.; Ammon, Pomona, Calif.; Mary-Mrs. Clifford Roberts, Oxford, Iowa; Alice-Mrs. William Ehrman and Ada-Mrs. Isaac Grabill, Roseland, Nebr.). One infant brother and his parents preceded him in death. He was a member of the West Union Church, where funeral services were held, kin charge of Paul T. Guengerich and Herman E. Ropp.
Smoker, David Lynn, infant son of Levi G. and Wilma (Leaman) Smoker, was born Dec. 26, 1960, at Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; lived several hours. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Ruth Elaine), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Leaman, Parkersburg, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Levi S. Smoker, Paradise, Pa.). One sister preceded him in death. Graveside services were held Dec. 27 at the Millwood Cemetery, in charge of Reuben Stoltzfus.
Yoder, Frances R., daughter of Jonas and Lydia Yoder, was born April 4, 1875; died Feb. 2, 1961, at Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, Pa.; aged 85 y. 9 m. 9 d. Her husband, William G. Yoder, died Jan. 30, 1929. One son (J. Everett, Mattawana, Pa.) survives. She was a member of the Mattawana Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 5, in charge of Ross Metzler and Samuel Kauffman.
Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon
Gospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 9 - FEBRUARY 28, 1961 - No obituaries in this issue