Gospel Herald Obituaries - February, 1963

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Gospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 6 - February 5, 1963 ­ page 135.

Abel, Anna Bechtel, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Kindig) Culp, was born at Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 12, l886; died at the Wilson Nursing Home, Elkhart, Jan. 14, 1963; aged 76 y. 1 m. 2 d. In 1909, she was married to Amos Bechtel, who died in 1938. In 1949, she was married to Asher Abel, who died shortly afterward. Surviving are one son and one daughter (Al-bert and Mrs. Edith Lehman), one stepdaugh-ter (Mrs. Dorothy Hartman), one brother (Joseph W.), 2 sisters (Martha-Mrs. Henry Martin and Mary-Mrs. Fred W. Kluth), and 3 grandchildren. She was a member of the Prairie Street Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 17, in charge of Howard J. Zehr.

Buckwalter, Voneda, daughter of Ellenora Slothour and the late C. Rowe Crunkleton, was born near Greencastle, Pa., April 11, 1910; died at the Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital, Dec. 23, 1962; aged 52 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was married to J. Morris Buckwalter, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Evangeline-Mrs. Lauren K. Myers, Caroline-Mrs. William C. Stoltzfus, A. Lee, Louise-Mrs. Diedrich Duech, M. Laverna, Eunice-Mrs. John Bassett, Don-ald E., and Mark E.), 8 grandchildren, one brother (Theodore), and one sister (Mrs. Glenn Nisewander). She was a member of the Black Oak Ridge-Bethel Church. Funeral services were held at the Minnich Funeral Home, Greencastle, Dec. 26, in charge of Harold A. Lehman and Michael M. Horst.

Horst, Amos S., son of Reuben W. and Frances (Sweigart) Horst, was born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., July 19, 1893; died at the Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospi-tal, Jan. 1, 1963, after a 9-day illness of a heart attack; aged 69 y. 5 m. 11 d. On Dec. 12, 1918, he was married to Nora Stoner, who survives. Two sons and one brother preceded him in death. He was ordained as the first minister for the Ephrata congregation on July 20, 1918, and ordained as bishop on Jan. 4, 1914, as assistant to Noah Landis, for the Hammer Creek district. His early years were devoted to evangelistic meetings, CPS visiting, and the Peace Problems Committee. At the time of his death he was moderator of the Lancaster Conference and secretary of the Foreign Missions Council. He took an inter-est in missions and visited the foreign field several times. Surviving are 12 brothers and sisters (Elam, Walter, Reuben, Titus, Eli, Anna-Mrs. Jacob Herr, Noah, Frances-Mrs. Lehman Lefever, Phares, Ada-Mrs. J. Landis Weaver, Katie-Mrs. John Shenk, and Lloyd S.). Funeral services were held Jan. 4 (the 29th anniversary of his ordination as bishop), at the Ephrata Church, in charge of J. Elvin Martin, Noah Good, Mahlon Zimmerman, Donald Lauver, Simon Bucher, David Thomas, and Isaac Sensenig; interment in Metzler Cemetery.

Hurst, Henry G., son of Frank W. and Lizzie (Gehman) Hurst, was born in Ephrata Twp., Pa., Dec. 2, 1885; died at his home in East Earl Twp., Pa., Oct. 28, 1962; aged 76 y. 10 m. 26 d. On Dec. 11, 1906, he was married to Elizabeth Zimmerman, who died 2 months later. In Nov. 1, 1908, he was married to Elsie V. Rhodes, who died Oct. 1, 1954. To this union were born 2 children (Reuben, with whom he resided, and Mary-Mrs. Henry W. Martin). Also surviving are 14 grandchil-dren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Lydia Ann Nolt), and 3 brothers (Jacob, Frank, and Abram). Two grandsons preceded him in death-both through accidents. He was a member of the Weaverland Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 31, in charge of Joseph O. Weaver, Banks Horning, and Paul Martin.

Lyndaker, Reuben, son of Michael and Anna (Yousey) Lyndaker, was born at Croghan, N.Y., Oct. 17, 1897; died of a brain tumor at the House of Good Samaritan, Watertown, N.Y., Dec. 8, 1962; aged 65 y. 1 m. 21 d. On Sept. 6, 1923, he was married to Adah Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Elwood, Warren, Kermit, LaJune-Mrs. Myron Lehman, Ramona-Mrs. Walter Zehr, Muriel-Mrs. Carl Fisher, Rhea-Mrs. Donald Hunkins, and Sharon-Mrs. Wilbur Moser), 21 grand-children, 2 brothers, and one sister. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y. where funeral services were held Dec. 11, in charge of Donald Jantzi.

Yoder, Ray Freed, son of Eli and Elizabeth (Freed) Yoder, was born at Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 21, 1893; died at the Goshen General Hospital, Jan. 13, 1963; aged 69 y. 10 m. 23 d. On Feb. 20, 1913, he was married to Clara E. Smeltzer, who died in 1960, about 32 months earlier. Surviving are 9 children (Marie, Pauline-Mrs. Myron A. Amstutz, Robert, Sanford, John Mark, Clayton, Martha-Mrs. Lester Mil-ler, Lenore-Mrs. Richard Snodey, and Wayne C.), 19 grandchildren, and one brother (O. Lloyd, a Brethren in Christ deacon). His only sister preceded him in death a year ago. He was ordained a preacher by Bishop D. A. Yoder at the Salem congregation, Feb. 6, 1918, by the favorable vote of the congregation upon the nomination of the conference executive committee. He was ordained bishop in the Yellow Creek Church, by Bishop D. D. Troyer, on July 4, 1937. He also served as evangelist for many years and in various positions in the conference, such as on the executive com-mittees of the Christian Workers' Conference, 1931-32, and of the Indiana-Michigan Work-ers' Conference, 1931-42, and as conference moderator, 1948-50. His health began to fail several years ago, and in April, 1962, he was taken to a nursing home. Five days prior to his death he was taken to the Goshen General Hospital. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, Jan. 15, in charge of J. C. Wenger and H. D. Myers; interment in North Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 7 - February 19, 1963 ­ pages 158, 159.

Bariga, Harriett M., daughter of Lemuel and Marilda Clark Van Laningham, was born Aug. 23, l894; died at the St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Ill., Dec. 28, 1962; aged 68 y. 4 m. 5 d. On April 15, 1916, she was married to Lloyd Bariga, who died in June, 1958. She was one of the charter members of the Pleasant Hill Church, East Peoria, and helped much in its founding, and was active in it till her death. Surviving is one sister. Funeral services were held in a local funeral home, Dec. 31, in charge of Paul O. King.

Bender, David R., son of Jacob and Marie (Ruby) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Feb. 21, 1878; died at his home near New Hamburg, Ont., Jan. 22, 1961; aged 84 y. 11 m. 1 d. On Oct. 6,1904, he was married to Barbara Wagler, who died in May, 1945. Sur-viving are 4 children (William, Lorne, Fannie-Mrs. David Lichti, and Mary Ann), one sister (Sarah-Mrs. Joel Schwartzentruber), 15 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the East Zorra A.M. Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 25, in charge of Dale Schumm, Vernon Zehr, and Henry Yantzi.

Carter, Gertrude, was born Nov. 4, 1882; died at New Liskeard, Ont., Oct. 1, 1962; aged 79 y. 10 m. 27 d. Her husband, George, pre-ceded her in death. Surviving are one daugh-ter, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Belmont Church, Elkhart, Ind. Funeral services were held at New Liskeard, Ont., in charge of D. B. Vries.

Combs, Robert, son of Hampson and Mary (Parker) Combs, was born at Needmore, W. Va., Aug. 17, 1886; died Jan. 15, 1961; aged 76 y. 5 m. 29 d. Surviving are one sister and 2 brothers (Mrs. Rebecca Funk, William, and Joe). He was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 19, in charge of S. A. Shank and M. C. Showalter.

Good, Elsie Fay, daughter of Raymond R. and Elsie (Good) Good, died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Jan. 22, 1963; aged 2 m. 22 d. Surviving are her parents, 7 brothers (John, Jerry, Eli, Clarence, Nevin, Jay Irvin, and Bruce), 4 sisters (Joyce, Barbara, Hettie Ann, and Lillie Mae), and grandparents (Hettie Good, and Mr. and Mrs. John Good). Funeral services were held at the Bowmansville Church, Jan. 24. in charge of Paul Z. Martin.

Hartzler, Martha Ellen, daughter of Solomon K. and Anna (Knepp) Zook, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, June 18, 1880; died at the Logan County Home, Bellefontaine, Ohio, Jan. 23. 1963; aged 82 y. 8 m. 5 d. On Oct. 12, 1909, she was married to Joseph M. Hartz-ler, who survives. Also surviving are 4 chil-dren (Dorothy-Mrs. Loren King, Anna Margaret-Mrs. Maurice Feather, Harold, and Herbert), one sister and one brother (Rachel and Jeff), 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grand-children. She was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 26, in charge of Roy S. Koch, as-sisted by Homer Knabel.

Hertzler, Anna Belle, daughter of Timothy and Mary Wenger, was born at Fentress, Va., June 6, 1888; died at the Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 6, 1962; aged 74 y. 6 m. In 1912, she was married to Moses L. Hertzler, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Mary-Mrs. Irvin Grove, Charles, Vernon, Allen, Elsie-Mrs. Gilbert Rohrer, and Velma-Mrs. George Garnand), 26 grandchil-dren, 2 brothers (Roy and Powell), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Lessie Hershberger, Mrs. Ernest Miller, Mrs. L. A. Burkholder, Mrs. S. H. Brunk, Sr., and Mrs. Ida Shaddinger). She was a member of the Warwick River Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 8, in charge of Truman H. Brunk and John H. Shenk.

Hertzler, Dora Mae, daughter of Christian and Katherine Kauffman, was born in Kalona, Iowa, March 25, 1901; died unexpectedly while visiting her son in Peru, S.A., on Jan. 8, 1963; aged 61 y. 10 m. 14 d. On July 21, 1925, she was married to Ethan Hertzler, who died in 1950. Surviving are 6 children (Mar-vin, Howard, Eunice-Mrs. Everett Steiner, Dwight, Leroy, whom she was visiting in Peru, and Byron), 8 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Wickerham and Mrs. Stella Binkele), and 2 brothers (Otis and Irvin). She had gone to Peru in Dec., 1962, to visit her son. She was a member of the Warwick River Church, Denbigh, Va. Funeral services were held and burial made in a plot belonging to Wycliffe Translators in Pucallpa, Peru. Memorial serv-ices were held at the Warwick River Church on Jan. 20.

King, Joseph Fant, son of Jacob Z. and Barbara (King) King, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Oct. 2, 1882; died at the Earick Rest Home, Bellefontaine, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1963; aged 80 y. 3 m. 21 d. On Feb. 1, 1908, he was married to Clara Stayrook, who died in Feb. 1958. Three children died in infancy. He was the last remaining of his father's family-one brother, one sister, 2 half brothers, and one half sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the South Union Church. Funeral services were held at the Wilkins Funeral Home, West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 25, in charge of Roy S. Koch; interment in Fairview Ceme-tery.

Kniss, John, son of George and Elizabeth (Risch) Kniss, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 9, 1872; died at his home, Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 29, 1962; aged 89 y. 11 m. 20 d. He was married to Louisa Blough, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 sons (Lloy A., Or-ville F., John N., and Paul B., with whom he resided), 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchil-dren, and one brother and one sister (George and Mrs. Emma Weaver). He was a member of the Stahl Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 2, in charge of Sanford G. Shetler, David Alwine, and Melvin Nussbaum.

Krabill, Mary M., daughter of Daniel and Catherine Schmucker, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, July 23, 1888; died of a cerebral hemorrhage en route to the Canton Hospital, Jan. 16, 1963; aged 74 y. 5 m. 24 d. On April 2, 1908, she was married to Aaron D. Krabill. Surviving are 2 sons (Marion and Ralph), one daughter (Loretta-Mrs. James Arner), 3 broth-ers (Harmon, Daniel, and Howard), and 2 sis-ters (Susan and Catherine-Mrs. Orrin Miller). She was a member of the Beech Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 19, in charge of Newton S. Weber, Delvin Nussbaum, and O. N. Johns.

Landis, Samuel F., son of Josiah M. and Mary H. (Freed) Landis, was born at Elroy, Pa., Nov. 29, 1906; died of cancer at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Jan. 8, 1963; aged 56 y. 1 m. 10 d. Surviving are 5 brothers and one sister (Elmer, Howard, Simon, Alvin, Paul, and Mrs. Fannie Keller). He was a mem-ber of the Line Lexington Church. Funeral services were held at the Franconia Church, Jan. 12, in charge of Merle Ruth, Curtis Ber-gey, and Leroy Godshall.

Martin, Noah H., son of John W. and Amanda (Horst) Martin, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Dec. 15, 1878; died at his home, Paramount, Md., Jan. 4, 1963; aged 84 y. 20 d. On Aug. 28, 1904, he was married to Fanny B. Eshleman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Jacob E. and Preston E.), 5 grand-children, and 9 great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Miller congregation, Leitersburg, Md. Funeral services were held at the Paradise Church, Jan. 7, in charge of Moses K. Horst, Samuel L. Martin, and Irvin S. Shank.

Miller, Lena, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Sutter) Egli, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Jan. 4, 1880; died at Hartstown, Pa., Jan. 18, 1963; aged 83 y. 14 d. On June 7, 1900, she was married to Dan H. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 11 children (Maude-Mrs. George Shetler, Kate-Mrs. Albert Birky, Mrs. Goldie Oyer, Silda-Mrs. Harvey Birkey, Myrtle-Mrs. Willis Myers, Alice-Mrs. John Os-wald, Pearl-Mrs. Delmar Oswald, Joe, Orval, Jess, and Sanford), one sister (Mrs. Emma Fleener), one half sister (Mrs. Lovina Grieser), 45 grandchildren, and 58 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Sunnyside Church, Conneaut Lake, Pa., where funeral services were held Jan. 21, in charge of Harvey Schrock.

Myers, Frank W., son of John and Ella (Davis) Myers, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Aug. 26, 1877; died at the River Rest Nursing Home, Defiance, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1963; aged 85 y. 4 m. 15 d. In 1902, he was married to Mary Ann Myers, who died in 1940. Surviving are one son (Gaylord), one daughter (Mary-Mrs. Dale LeGalley), 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grand-children, and 2 brothers (John and Wesley). One brother and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church. Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home, Jan. 13, with Ronald D. Martin officiating; interment in Varner Cemetery.

Newcomer, Katie H., daughter of Amos and Catherine (Huber) Kreider, was born in Manheim Twp., Pa.; died at the Oreville Mennon-ite Home, where she had been a guest for six months; aged 88 y. Her husband, John W. Newcomer, died in 1936, after which she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Richard Hollinger, until she went to the Home. Surviving are 7 children (Ira K., Anna Mae-Mrs. Enos H. Weidman, John K., Mrs. Katie Landis, Amos K., David K., and Mary K.-Mrs. Richard Hollinger), 29 grandchildren, 50 great-grand-children, 2 great-great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Annie Good), and one brother (Daniel H.). Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Joy Church, Jan. 12, in charge of Chris-tian and Henry Frank.

Pennington, Albert, son of Samuel and An-nie (Johnson) Pennington, was born Oct. 2, 1873; died at the home of a nephew, EIwood Roy, Harman, W. Va., Dec. 24, 1962; aged 89 y. 2 m. 22 d. In March, 1902, he was married to Lectie Elizabeth Pennington, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Elva, Lela, and Texie), 4 grandchildren, and one great-grand-child. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Riverside Church, where services were held Dec. 28, in charge of Oliver Keener and Melvin Myers.

Pennington, Lina Bell, daughter of Frank and Stella (Judy) Lambert, was born July 7, 1908; died at Elkins, W. Va., July 30, 1962; aged 54 y. 23 d. She was married to Russell E. Pennington. who died in 1960. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Robert Delano, Blake Emerson, Martha Bauman, and Thelma Lena), 6 brothers, and 2 sisters. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Riverside Church, Harman, W. Va., where funeral services were held Aug. 3, in charge of Warren Kratz and Melvin Myers.

Petree, Elizabeth, daughter of A. A. and Frances (Blosser) Good, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Sept. 11, 1866; died at Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 17, 1963; aged 96 y. 4 m. 6 d. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Sur-viving are 4 daughters (Mary Petree, Mrs. Margaret Zingelman, Mrs. Anita Loris, and Mrs. Alice Beck), 10 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Walter Mortuary, Jan. 19.

Schlegel, Polly, daughter of Nicholas and Polly Roth, was born in Middlebury, Ind., June 28, 1883; died at Milford, Nebr., Dec. 8, 1962; aged 79 y. 5 m. 11 d. On Aug. 3, 1901, she was married to Samuel Schlegel, who died in 1956. To this union one son was born, who preceded her in death in 1958. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister (James and Emma Lehman). She was a member of the East Fairview Church.

Schmucker, Margaret, daughter of Geo. W. and Sophia (Duffe) Martin, was born at Peoria, Ill., Aug. 29, 1897; died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1963; aged 65 y. 4 m. 16 d. On Aug. 23, 1924, she was married to Raymond Schmucker, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Paul R. and Roy M.), one daughter (Vera Mae-Mrs. John H. Van Horn), 8 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Marie Schmucker, Mrs. Herbert Cornwell, Mrs. Ernest Bentz, and Mrs. Wilbur Cramer), and one brother (Homer). Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Beech Church, Louisville, Ohio, where funeral services were held Jan. 18, in charge of O. N. Johns, Newton Weber, and Bill Detweiler.

Schrock, Polly Bell, daughter of Moses and Mary Ann (MehI) Hostetler, was born at Ship-shewana, Ind., March 3, 1875; died at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital, Jan. 16, 1963; aged 87 y. 10 m. 13 d. On May 26, 1894, she was married to Alton Miller, who died March 9, 1908. On Feb. 18, 1911, she was married to John C. Schrock, who died Aug. 11, 1947. During her first marriage 4 children were born (Celestia-Mrs. George Mishler, Maude-Mrs. Clayton Rheinheimer, Lee J., and Amos J., who preceded her in death June 25, 1962). During her second marriage one daughter was born (Mae-Mrs. Eli Miller). Also sur-viving are one stepson and one stepdaughter (Ora and Ida-Mrs. Clem Mishler), 34 grand-children, 85 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one brother (Eldon). She was a member of the Shore Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 19, in charge of O. H. Hooley, assisted by Wilbur Yoder, Homer Miller, and Arnold Roth; interment in Miller Cemetery.

Schrock, Waldo, son of Alexander and Malinda Miller Schrock, was born at Sugarcreek, Ohio, Jan. 31, 1905; died of tuberculosis at the Brecksville Veterans' Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1963; aged 57 y. 11 m. 10 d. Surviving are 2 brothers and 3 sisters (John, William, Alma, Mable, and Emma - Mrs. Ralph A. Miller). Funeral services were held at the Everhart-Butler Funeral Home, Shanesville, Ohio, Jan. 13, in charge of Eldon King and Paul R. Miller; interment in Walnut Creek Church Cemetery.

Schultz, Mary, daughter of Samuel B. and Katherine (Brenneman) Iutzi, was born in Perth Co., Ont., July 13, 1888; died at Milverton, Ont., Jan. 10, 1963; aged 74 y. 5 m. 28 d. On June 18, 1907, she was married to Enos Schultz, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Mahlon), one daughter (Vera-Mrs. William Yantzi), 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. One son, one daughter, 4 brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Poole Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 12, in charge of Henry Yantzi, Peter Nafziger, and Chris Brunk.

Stemen, John Thurlow, son of Christ and Sarah Stemen, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Dec. 24, 1877; died at his home in Denbigh, Va.. Dec. 1, 1962; aged 84 y. 11 m. 7 d. On March 1, 1902, he was married to Emma Shenk, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. Ellis Good, Rowena-Mrs. R. K. Yoder, Nina-Mrs. Lauren Yoder, and Elva-Mrs. Milton Holloway), 2 sons (Merle and Carl), 2 sisters (Mrs. Elsie Tibbott and Mrs. Robert Custer), 2 brothers (Marion and Oscar), 28 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Warwick River Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 3, in charge of Truman H. Brunk and Wilbur Smoker.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 8 - February 26, 1963 ­ page 175.

Shantz, Louise, daughter of Henry and Leah (Bowman) Baer, was born in Hay Twp., Ont., Feb. 18, 1881; died at her home in Freeport, Ont., Dec. 31, 1962; aged 81 y. 11 m. 13 d. On Feb. 18, 1903, she was married to Ervin B. Shantz. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Clarence and Lester), and 2 daughters (Vera and Gladys-Mrs. Arnold Gingrich). She was a member of the Preston Church. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Jan. 3, in charge of Merle Shantz.

Weber, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hallman) Schmitt, was born in Bond, Mich., Aug. 22, 1868; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Eby, Calgary, Alta.; aged 94 y. 4 m. 9 d. On Sept. 15, 1886, she was married to Israel R. Shantz, who died Dec. 15, 1910. They were charter members of the West Zion congregation, near Carstairs, and her husband served as first pastor there, and also as bishop. Two daughters also preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons (Floyd H. Shantz, Samuel P. Shantz, and Orville D. Shantz) and 4 daughters (Seleda M. Snyder, Norma Thompson, Erma Brummet, and Edna Eby). On March 17, 1915, she was married to Abram Wambold, who died May 8, 1934. Her third marriage was to Joseph Weber, on Aug. 5, 1936. He died on Aug. 6, 1949. Surviving from these marriages are 20 stepchildren. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren, 74 great- grandchildren, and 11 great--great-grandchildren. She was a member of the West Zion Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 4, in charge of C. J. Ramer and Gordon Buschert.

Yoder, Katherine, daughter of John and Nancy (Yoder) Fett, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, May 15, 1875; died at Goshen, Ind., Jan. 3, 1963; aged 87 y. 7 m. 19 d. On Dec. 16, 1897, she was married to M. S. Yoder, who died Nov. 29, 1942. Surviving are 3 children (Dr. Forrest F. Yoder, Dr. L. Winfred Yoder, and Christine-Mrs. Karl Massanari, with whom she made her home for the past 10 years), 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Dora Smucker). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bethel Church, West Liberty, Ohio. Funeral services were held at Goshen, Ind., Jan. 4, in charge of John Mosemann, and at West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 5, in charge of Edward Stoltzfus; inter-ment in Fairview Cemetery.

Zapata, Vicenta, aged 86, died at her home in Premont, Texas, Jan. 10, 1963. Surviving are her husband, Aurelio Zapata, one son (Severo Garcia), 3 daughters (Mrs. Nicolas Hinojosa, Mrs. Salome Hernandez, and Mrs. Vicenta Rios), 35 grandchildren, and 60 great--grandchildren. She was a member of the Span-ish Mennonite Church (La Capilla del Senor). Funeral services were held at the Baptist Mis-sion, Jan. 11, in charge of Richard Fahndrich and Julio Anguiano.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon


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