Bergey, Clyde Kemp, son of Titus H. and Naomi (Kemp) Bergey, was born at Fentress, Va., Nov. 18, 1932, met death on July 27, 1961, while attempting to rescue his 10-year-old brother-in-law from drowning; aged 28 y. 8 m. 9 d. On June 20, 1954, he was married to Helen Ruth Dickerson, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Bonnie, Cynthia, and Shirley), twin sons (Ray and Roy), his parents, 2 brothers (James H. and Byard C.), and his grandfather (Clayton D. Bergey). One daughter preceded him in death. He was an active member of the Mt. Pleasant Church, where funeral services were held in charge of A. D. Wenger, Jr., Michael Shenk, and Philip Miller.
De Paepe, Paul Leo, son of Henry and Sophia (Dillon) De Paepe, was born near Barnesboro, Pa., Sept. 20, 1916; died after a long illness at Champaign, Ill., Aug. 8, 1961; aged 45 y. 10 m. 19 d. On Oct. 5, 1938, he was married to Lucille Kohli, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Elizabeth Louise, at home; Paul Richard, Fisher, Ill.; and Dona Marie-Mrs. Larry Lester, Tucson, Ariz.), and one brother (Lewis, Lorton, Va.). He was a member of the East Bend Church, Fisher, Ill.
Dickerson, Donald Eugene, son of Sylvia (McGuire) and the late Roy Dickerson, was born near Fentress, Va., Dec. 4, 1950; met death by drowning on July 27, 1961; aged 10 y. 7 m. 23 d. Surviving are his mother, 6 sisters (Laura-Mrs. Elden Swartzentruber, Princess Anne, Va.; Dorothy-Mrs. Paul Beiler, and Helen-Mrs. Clyde Bergey, both of Fentress; Norma R., Bronx, N.Y., and Catherine L. and Barbara J., Fentress), 4 brothers (Walter E., Dale L., James R., and Roy, Jr., all of Fentress), and his grandmother (Mrs. Laura Bishop, Terre Haute, Ind.). Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant Church, in charge of A. D. Wenger, Jr., Michael Shenk, and Philip Miller.
Grove, Etta Mildred, daughter of Leonard W. and Susana (Wideman) Hoover, was born at Markham, Ont., Dec. 26, 1906; died of cancer at Markham, on Aug. 4, 1961; aged 54 y. 7 m. 9 d. On Sept. 9, 1931, she was married to Aaron D. Grove, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 3 sons (Mildred-Mrs. Elvin Ramer, Patricia-Mrs. Dennis Schmucker, Ivan, Arthur, and Larry), 3 sisters (Eva-Mrs. Harvey Burkholder, Mary-Mrs. Oliver Shank, and Ada-Mrs. Leonard Ramer), 4 brothers (Ernest, Maurice, Leonard, and Willis), 3 granddaughters, and her mother. She was a member of the Wideman Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 6, in charge of Newton L. Gingrich, assisted by Lewis Fretz, Fred Nighswander, and Elmer Burkholder.
Hochstetler, stillborn son of Lonnie Gene and Shirley (Bontrager) Hochstetler, Lagrange, Ind., was born at the Lagrange County Hospital, Lagrange, Ind., July 22, 1961. Besides his parents, one brother (Daryl Wayne), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Erwin W. Hochstetler, Hicksville, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Bontrager, White Pigeon, Mich.) survive. Graveside services were held at the Shore Cemetery on July 23, with Ivan Miller officiating.
Hoover, Ralph, son of Samuel L. and Fannie (Barkey) Hoover, was born in Whitchurch Twp., Ont., May 2, 1869; died at the Stouffville, Ont., hospital, Aug. 12, 1961; aged 92 y. 3 m. 10 d. On Jan. 30, 1895, he was married to Mary Ellen Meyer, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Magdalene-Mrs. Albert Hoover), and one sister (Esther-Mrs. Will Wideman). He was a member of the Wideman Church. Funeral services were held at the family residence in Stouffville on Aug. 14, in charge of Newton L. Gingrich, assisted by Lorne Burkholder.
Jones, Harry Russel, son of Clarence E. and Etta (Pickle) Jones, West Lynn, Oreg., was born at Hanlontown, Iowa, Sept. 6, 1900; died of cancer at Elverson, Pa., Aug. 11, 1961; aged 60 y. 11 m. 5 d. On June 4, 1924, he was married to Charity Mast, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Vera-Mrs. Donald Ruth; Ruby-Mrs. Stephen Mast, with whom he resided the last six weeks; and Vernon, all of Elverson; Mrs. Irma Durobrow, East Earl; Robert, Birdsboro; Clarence, Ernest, and Faye, all at home; and Lile-Mrs. Orval Krause, Anchorage, Alaska), 9 grandchildren, his parents, and 5 brothers and sisters (Jesse, Rochert, Minn.; Byron, Alpha, Minn.; Flossie-Mrs. Timothy Mast, Embreeville, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Herman Bollenbaugh, Maupin, Oreg., and Milton, Tillamook, Oreg.). He was a member of the Rock Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 15, in charge of C.J. Kurtz and Isaac Mast; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Kratz, Wilson L., Jr., son of Wilson H. and Lizzie (Landis) Kratz, was born at Morwood, Pa., Feb. 25, 1913; died of a heart ailment in Salford Twp., Pa., Aug. 8, 1961; aged 48 y. 5 m. 14 d. On April 14, 1934, he was married to Bertha Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Esther-Mrs. Donald Ruth, Harleysville; Joanne-Mrs. Floyd D. Nice, Telford; Wilson, Evelyn, and Karen, all at home), 2 brothers (Norman, Morwood; Irwin, Telford), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Minnie L. Derstine, Harleysville; Mrs. Wilmer D. Alderfer, Telford; Mrs. Clyde M. Moyer and Mrs. Howard H. Swartley, Blooming Glen). He was a member of the Plains Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 12, in charge of John E. Lapp, J. C. Clemens, and Wayne Kratz.
Madeo, Florentino, son of Leocadio and Maria (Ortiz) Amadeo, was born at Salinas, Puerto Rico, in 1888; died at Coamo, P.R., on April 24, 1961; aged 73 y. He was married to Marcelina Rodriguez, who survives. Also surviving are their 2 daughters and 2 sons. Two daughters preceded him in death. He was received into the Mennonite Church at Coamo by baptism on Nov. 18, 1955. He has been a faithful witness to God's mercy to his family, neighbors, and friends. Even in the midst of much suffering and pain, he maintained a steadfast confidence and faith, and constantly invited his family and friends to accept Christ as their Saviour.
Martin, Edgar M., son of Mrs. Lydia M. Weber and the late Peter J. Martin, was born Nov. 30, 1905; died in his sleep at his farm home near New Holland, Pa., July 27, 1961; aged 55 y. 7 m. 27 d. He had been in ill health for some time, but was up every day, and had seemed as usual when he went to bed that evening. On Dec. 13, 1928, he was married to Mary G. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, 4 sons, and 3 daughters (Melvin, Lititz; Arlend-Mrs. Clarence Weaver, and Lydia-Mrs. Edwin Kurtz, both of Ephrata; Willis, Gap; Edgar, Jr., and Laura-Mrs. Frank Weaver, both of New Holland; and Raymond, Bareville), 18 grandchildren, 4 brothers and sisters (Ivan, Blue Ball; Anna-Mrs. Curvin Hursh, Lititz; Henry, Bechtelsville; and Peter I., Leola), a stepbrother (Amos Weber, New Holland), 6 half brothers and sisters (Mary-Mrs. Ammon Weaver, New Holland; Ida-Mrs. David Weaver, Macon, Miss.; Mable-Mrs. Edwin Hurst, Mohnton; Martin, Raymond, and Irene-Mrs. Eugene Rutt, all of East Earl). One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Weaverland Church, where funeral services were held July 30, in charge of Samuel Martin, Hershey Sensenig, Phares Martin, and Joseph O. Weaver.
Pletcher, Maytie Bernice, daughter of Israel R. and Salome (Gehman) Pletcher, was born at Goshen, Ind., Feb. 7, 1905; died of cancer at Nappanee, Ind., July 31, 1961; aged 56 y. 5 m. 24 d. Surviving are 3 brothers (Menno S., Nappanee; S. Miles, Goshen; and Schuyler, W., Topeka). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Nappanee; funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, on Aug. 2, in charge of Gordon Dyck and John D. Zehr.
Rhodes, William Henry B., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rhodes, was born at Richmond, Ky., Jan. 24, 1881; died at the Minot, N. Dak., hospital; aged 80 y. On Jan. 13, 1903, he was married to Myrtle Hall, who survives. Also surviving are a son (Francis, Minot), 2 daughters (Lucille, Minot; and Zora-Mrs. William Sallee, Granville), and 4 grandchildren. Two sons, a daughter, and a sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lakeview Church, Wolford, N. Dak. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church, Surrey, N. Dak., in charge of Floyd Kauffman, assisted in E. G. Hochstetler and John Stoll.
Swartzendruber, Ronald G., son of Omar and Eleanor (Peden) Swartzendruber, was born at Troy, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1941; died on Aug. 7, 1961, as the result of an automobile accident in Van Wert Co., Ohio, on Aug. 5, 1961; aged 19 y. 9 m. 8 d. Surviving are his father, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters (Paul, Anaheim, Calif.; Earl, Baltimore, Md.; Edward, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Elwood, Indianapolis, Ind.; Ruth-Mrs. Leonard Leichty, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and Ann-Mrs. James Martin, Montevideo, Uruguay). He was treasurer of the Ohio MYF at the time of his death, and a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 10, in charge of Nelson Kanagy and Paul Yoder.
Troyer, Era, son of Samuel and Katie Troyer, was born near Mio, Mich., Dec. 4, 1914; died at the Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch, Mich., Aug. 7, 1961; aged 46 y. 8 m. 3 d. He was married on June 2, 1940, to Ellen Esch, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Melvin, now in VS at Hesston, Kans.), one brother (Levi, Middlebury, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Anna Sharp, Lachine; Mrs. Wilma Bontrager, Clare; and Mrs. Savilla Handrich, Germfask), and his stepfather (Elmer Handrich, Fairview). He was a member of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 9, in charge of Harvey Handrich.
Witmer, Elizabeth, daughter of Peter and Anna (Richer) Liechty, was born in Allen Co., Ind., Oct. 20, 1891; died at the Souder Hospital, Auburn, Ind., Aug. 11, 1961; aged 69 y. 9 m. 22 d. On Nov. 26, 1912, she was married to David Witmer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and one son (Dorothy King, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Wilbur, Leo, Ind.; Gladys-Mrs. Charles Haarer, Morgantown, Ind.; Eldora-Mrs. Noah C. Blosser, Archbold, Ohio; and Myrtle-Mrs. Eli Schmucker, New Paris, Ind.), 24 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 5 sisters, and 2 brothers (Leah-Mrs. William Stuckey, Anna-Mrs. Frances Graber all near Leo; Katie-Mrs. Levi Neuhouser, Sarasota, Fla.; Jonas, Leo; and John, Brinsmaid, N. Dak.). One daughter and 2 brothers preceded her in death. She was a charter member of the Leo Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 13, in charge of S. J. Miller and Virgil Vogt.
Zimmerman, Elizabeth Pearl, daughter of John and Barbara Schrock, was born in McPherson Co., Kans., Sept. 4, 1888; died after a long illness at the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg, Kans., Aug. 10, 1961; aged 72 y. 11 m. 6 d. On April 29, 1909, she was married to Noah Zimmerman, who died in Aug., 1959. Two sons also preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Susie Stone, Budklin; Mrs. Orpha Barnes, Protection; Mrs. Orva Jones and Mrs. Mildred Schmidt, both of Greensburg; and Mrs. Stella Johnston, Renton, Wash.), one sister (Mrs. Fannie Garber, Argonia), 3 brothers (Noah, Hammett, Idaho; Ollie, Geneva, Nebr.; and Freedley, Hesston, Kans.), 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Calvary Church. Funeral services were held at the Fleener Funeral Home, conducted by H. J. King and Charles Sweitzer; interment in the Protection Mennonite Cemetery.
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Gospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 36 - September 12,1961 page 814.
Ernst, Emil, son of William and Eliza Ernst, was born in Basel Switzerland, Nov. 3, 1878; died of a stroke at the Hebron (Nebr.) Memorial Hospital, Aug. 16, 1961; aged 82 y. 9 m. 13 d. He came to America at the age of 6 years. On Aug. 6, 1903, he was married to Katie Schrock, who preceded him in death in Nov. 1949. In 1953 he was married to Lena Hulse, who also preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 children (Amelia Harp, Belvidere; Lena Henkel, Bruning; Irene Kuhns, Shickley; and Willard, Hebron), 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Three sons and one daughter also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 19, in charge of P. R. Kennel.
Hostetler, Chancy H., son of Henry E. and Salome (Slabach) Hostetler, was born near Conway, Kans., Aug. 27, 1901; died at the Joslin Hospital, Attica, Kans., on Aug. 12, 1961, following a cerebral hemorrhage; aged 59 y. 11 m. 16 d. On July 30, 1932, he was married to Alta S. Zimmerman, who survives. They established their home on the present farm site near Harper, Kans. They were the parents of four children; 2 preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Clifton Vance, at home, and Dalton Clark, Shawnee, Kans.), 10 brothers and sisters (Oliver, Ura, Titus, Amra, Leo, Florence-Mrs. Ernest Detweiler, all of Harper; Pius, Hillsboro; Ida-Mrs. Harold Sommerfeld, and Stella-Mrs. Gideon Yoder, both of Hesston; and Juanita-Mrs. Titus Ramer, Canby, Oreg.). He was much interested in community betterment work, and served his community in many ways. He was an active member of the Pleasant Valley Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 16, with James Detweiler officiating.
Miller, Daniel N., son of Noah and Catherine (Otto) Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 4, 1872; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Levi Headings, Hutchinson, Kans., on Aug. 17, 1961; aged 89 y. 6 m. 13 d. On Dec. 9, 1879, he was married to Elizabeth Fry, who preceded him in death Aug. 23, 1933. On May 2, 1938, he was married to Lizzie Bontrager, who died Nov. 21, 1959. Also 4 children preceded him in death. Surviving are 7 children (Mary-Mrs. Levi Headings; Alvin, Corfu, N.Y.; Joe, Williamsville, N.Y.; Ray, Lexington, Ohio; Alice and Cora-Mrs. Sam Miller, Clarence, N.Y.; and Nora-Mrs. Vernon Beachy, Yoder, Kans.), and 2 brothers (Sam, Wolcottville, Ind., and Fred, Hutchinson), 31 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Yoder Church.
Myer, Ada K., daughter of Amos W. and the late Elizabeth (Kreider) Myer, was born near Gettysburg, Pa., on July 11, 1914; died at the Tri-County Hospital, near Philadelphia, on June 28, 1961, as the result of a stroke; aged 46 y. 11 m. 17 d. Surviving are her father, 4 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Willis Beam, Bareville; Ruth-Mrs. Ira Hall, Akron; Mary, and Martha-Mrs. Jacob Sensenig, both of Gettysburg) and 5 brothers (Leon, Rothsville; Elias, Denver; Paul, New Holland; Mark and Roy, both of Akron, Pa.). She was a member of the New Holland Church. For the past several years she was associate worker at the Messianic Fellowship Center, Philadelphia, where funeral services were held July 1, in charge of D. Stoner Krady and Jacob Frederick, and at the New Holland Church, with Mahlon Witmer and James Martin in charge.
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Clemens, Elizabeth G., daughter of Henry and Emmeline (Godshall) Sell, was born in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., April 9, 1878; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Aug. 25, 1961; aged 83 y. 4 m. 16 d. Her husband, Jacob A. Clemens, died May 14, 1950. Surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters (Raymond S., Emma S.-Mrs. Elwood D. Derstine, Henry S., and George S., all of Souderton; Melvin S., Sellersville; and Lovina S.-Mrs. Isaiah L. Alderfer, Harleysville, Pa., with whom she made her home), 24 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Frank G., Souderton). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Souderton Church. As rebuilding was in process at Souderton, funeral services were held at the Salford Church, Aug. 28, in charge of Jacob M. Moyer, Russell B. Musselman, and Abram G. Metz.
Hostetler, Paul S., son of Jonathan K. and Malinda (Smucker) Hostetler, was born near Wooster, Ohio, Sept. 23, 1898; died of cancer at his home, Orrville, Ohio, July 25, 1961; aged 62 y. 10 m. 2 d. On Oct. 21, 1921, he was married to Ruth Yoder, who died July 21, 1948. On March 12, 1952, he was married to Mabel Beyler, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (LaVonne-Mrs. Paul Klassen, Wadsworth; Evelyn-Mrs. Galen Bassinger, Sturgis, Mich.; Dorothy-Mrs. Robert Beichler, Weilersville; and Joanne, at home), 2 stepdaughters (Willeane Beyler, Cleveland; and Maribel, at home), 9 grandchildren, 5 brothers (David J., Chauncey, Ammon, and Harry, all of Orrville; and Boyd, Smithville), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Harvey Hartzler, Marshallville; and Mrs. Esther Birkbeck, Wooster). One brother and one sister also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held July 27, in charge of Robert W. Otto and Bernhard Ratzlaff.
Lehman, Eleonora, daughter of Samuel and Anna (Long) Frey, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Feb. 21, 1869; died at her home, not far from her birthplace, June 20, 1961; aged 92 y. 3 m. 30 d. On Dec. 22, 1892, she was married to Joseph E. Lehman. He was ordained to the ministry in 1905, and together they served the congregation at Chambersburg until his death in January, 1946. Although blind for the past 10 years, she continued to serve the Lord by piecing an untold number of quilt tops for relief. Three children also preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters (Amos, Waynesboro; Howard, Willow Hill; Bruce, Paul, and Ruth, Chambersburg; and Rhoda-Mrs. Harold Herr, Gettysburg), 19 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Church, June 22, in charge of Amos Martin, Omar Martin, and Harold Hunsecker.
Martin, Lizzie H., daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Hollinger) Gehman, was born near Adamstown, Pa., Sept. 7, 1887; died at her home, Bowmansville, Pa., Aug. 26, 1961, following a long illness; aged 73 y. 11 m. 19 d. She was married to Peter Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters (Clyde, New Holland; Edwin, Mohnton; Joseph, Brownstown; Ruth-Mrs. Paul Sensenig, Blue Ball; Anna, who with her father cared for her mother through 26 years of invalidism; Charles, East Earl; Irene-Mrs. John Martin, Mohnton; and Wayne, Narvon), 28 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Monroe, Denver), and 2 sisters (Lillie-Mrs. Noah Martin, Terre Hill; and Katie-Mrs. Harry Wealand, Hummelstown). She was a member of the Bowmansville Church, where services were held Aug. 28, in charge of Howard Good, Moses Gehman, and Paul Z. Martin.
Shenk, Rhoda E., daughter of Isaac B. and Lydia (Brenneman) Stemen, was born at Elida, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1879; died at the Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1961, after a six-month illness; aged 81 y. 7 m. 18 d. On Oct. 21, 1899, she was married to Andrew S. Shenk, who died in 1956. Surviving are 3 daughters and 5 sons (Mrs. Rhoda Hatton, Lima; Mrs. Margaret Yoder, Genesco, Ill.; Menno Wilson, Lima; Carol W., Elida; Oliver W., Quakerstown, Pa.; Edgar W., Sarasota, Fla.; Ronald, address unknown; and Louis, Union, Ohio) 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one brother (Simeon B., Elida), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Martha Messinger, Elida; and Mrs. Amanda Diller, Sturgis, Mich.). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 22, in charge of Ivan Weaver, Paul Smith, and Gabriel Brunk; interment in Salem Cemetery.
Waidelich, Caroline, daughter of John M. and Rebecca (Nafziger) Roth, was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 3, 1897; died suddenly of a heart attack at her home near Archbold, Aug. 9, 1961; aged 64 y. 5 m. 6 d. On Jan. 19, 1922, she was married to Otis Waidelich, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Dale, Doris, and Donald, at home; Leon, Archbold; Louella-Mrs. Paul Kanagy, Mt. Gilead, Ohio; and Rosa-Mrs. Eldon Zehr. Detroit, Mich.), one sister (Edith-Mrs. Adam Short, Archbold), and one brother (Irvin, Archbold). Preceding her in death were one son, his wife and child, 2 sisters, and one brother. She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 12, with Jesse J. Short, Charles Gautsche, and Dale Wyse officiating.
Zehr, Lydia, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Zehr) Roggie, was born at Croghan, N.Y., Jan. 12, 1874; died of a heart attack at the Lewis County General Hospital, June 8, 1961, after a few days' illness; aged 87 y. 4 m. 27 d. On Dec. 14, 1893, she was married to Joseph M. Zehr, who died Jan. 15, 1938. One daughter and one grandson also preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 sons (Menno, Gladys, Va.; Samuel, New Bremen; Alvin, Croghan; Amos, Ogdensburg; Michael, Croghan; and Vernon, Catorland), 4 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. Emanuel Swartzendruber, Pigeon, Mich.; Mrs. Martha Bellar and Mrs. Marian Gingerich, both of Castorland; and Esther-Mrs. Erwin Moshier, Croghan), 55 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren. Much of her time the last years was spent in knitting for relief. She was a member of the Croghan Conservative Church, where funeral services were held June 11, in charge of Lloyd Boshart and Elias Zehr.
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