Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1963

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Gospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 26 - July 2, 1963 ­ page 575.

Conard, Anna M., daughter of Christian B. and Lizzie (Rohrer) Myer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 1, 1878; died at the Lan-caster (Pa.) General Hospital, May 8, 1963; aged 84 y. 5 m. 7 d. She was married to Theodore W. Conard, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Jennie-Mrs. Willis Hostetter and Mrs. Bertha Jones), 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Lizzie Redcay, Minnie-Mrs. Charles Smith, Ella-Mrs. John Huber, Esta-Mrs. Reuben Miller, Christ, and Benjamin). She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church, where funeral services were held May 11, in charge of James M. Shank and Amos W. Shertzer; interment in Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery.

Hartzler, Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Zimmerman, was born near Inman, Kans., Nov. 16, 1892; died unexpectedly at the Goshen (Ind.) General Hospital, June 1, 1963; aged 70 y. 6 m. 16 d. On Oct. 11, 1919, she was married to Dana Hartzler, and since then they lived near Topeka, Ind. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Nolen and Cleo), 2 daughters (Marilyn and Carolyn-Mrs. Leon-ard Leichty), 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Milo and Milton), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Roy R. Miller, Myrtle,Mrs. Alta Hostetler, Mrs. Glen Whitaker, and Orpha). She was a member of the Maple Grove Church, where funeral serv-ices were held June 4.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 27 - July 9, 1963 ­ pages 597, 598.

Bontrager, Daryl Arlen, son of Wilbur and Rosalie (Yoder) Bontrager, was born at Goshen, Ind., March 18, 1961; died June 13, 1963, in an automobile accident near Goshen, in which his cousin, Colleen Hooley, also died; aged 2 y. 2 m. 26 d. Surviving, besides his parents, are one sister (Di Ann Rose), grand-parents (Joe and Pearl Yoder, and Manass and Lydia Bontrager), and great-grandparents (Mrs. Mabel Bowen, Mrs. Susie Yoder, and Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Miller). His parents are members of the Clinton Frame Church. Double funeral services were held for Daryl and his cousin Colleen at the Yoder -Culp Funeral Home, June 15, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger, Donald Yoder, and Russell Krabill.

Bridge, Junius Blair, son of Jesse and Sarah Elizabeth (Trevey) Bridge, was born at Lyndhurst, Va., Dec. 9, 1881; died at Lyndhurst, June 1, 1963; aged 81 y. 5 m. 23 d. On Sept. 10, 1911, he was married to Lona Evelyn Lowry, who survives. Also surviving are 11 children (Hershel L., Reginald T., Ruth-Mrs. Odie Campbell, Naomi-Mrs. Lyle Brooks, Martha-Mrs. Charles Ramsey, Mary-Mrs. Donald Wright, J. Leslie, Jesse W., Joseph G., Rachel-Mrs. Malcolm Coffey, and Dorothy-Mrs. Fred Barker), 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Broughman). On Nov. 12, 1939, he was ordained as deacon of the Mountain View Church at Lyndhurst, where he served since. Funeral services were held at the church, June 4, in charge of Franklin E. Weaver, assisted by B. Frank Hatter and Roy Kiser.

Clemmer, Jonas L., son of Levi H. and Sarah (Landis) Clemmer, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Jan. 7, 1889; died at the North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, Pa., of injuries re-ceived in a truck accident about four hours earlier, June 3, 1963; aged 74 y. 4 m. 27 d. On March 11, 1911, he was married to Mayme Moyer, who survives. He served as a paint-ing contractor for more than 35 years. Also surviving are 2 children (Kathryn C.-Mrs. Ellis L. Detweiler and Pearl C.-Mrs. Walter J. Smith), 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Harvey, Clayton, Horace, and Levi), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Alice Nyce, Mrs. Katie Ruth, and Mrs. Howard Greaser). He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held June 8, in charge of Leroy Godshall and Curtis Bergey.

Gross, James E., son of Mahlon G. and Annie (Roe) Gross, was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 1, 1900; died at the Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, Va., April 12, 1963; aged 62 y. 5 m. 11 d. Following a tractor accident at his home, he suffered severely for several days with recoil and dis-location of the cervical spine-completely paralyzed. On Aug. 20, 1924, he was married to Elizabeth L. Histand, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Grace Elizabeth-Mrs. Norman Hockman, Jewell Marie-Mrs. George Brenneman, and Hazel Jane-Mrs. Wm. Whitehead), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Paul and Wesley), and 2 sisters (Adela-Mrs. Alvin Moyer and Mabel-Mrs. Marvin Hendricks). After teaching in public schools in Pennsylvania for seven years, he taught at E.M.C. for 14 years. He served for a number of years in Sunday school work at several outposts in Virginia. In 1957 he was ordained to pastor the work at the Woodland Mennonite Church, Basye, Va., where he had served for a number of years previously. This was first known as Woodland Tabernacle. Funeral services were held April 17, in charge of J. Ward Shank, Linden Wenger, D. W. Leh-man, and Moses Slabaugh.

Horst, Jonas Nolt, son of John K. and Anna (Nolt) Horst, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 22, 1874; died at Farmersville, Pa., May 29, 1963; aged 88 y. 6 m. 7 d. On Oct. 22, 1895, he was married to Ada S. Stoner, who died in 1930. On Dec. 14, 1939, he was mar-ried to Mary E. Hege, who survives. Also sur-viving are 2 daughters and one son (Mrs. Elsie S. Graybill, Ada-Mrs. Andrew H. Hackman, and Clarence W.), 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Reiffs' Church. Funeral services were held at the Metzler Church, June 2, in charge of Moses K. Horst, Paul S. Wenger, John S. Hess, and Amos H. Sauder.

Huber John T., son of John and Sarah (Thomas) Huber, was born in Pequea Twp., Pa., Feb. 2, 1888; died at his home in Pequea Twp., April 26, 1963; aged 75 y. 2 m. 24 d. On Feb. 10, 1910, he was married to Anna M. Brubaker, who survives. Also surviving are one son (John M.) and a foster grandchild. He was a member of the New Danville Church, where funeral services were held April 29, in charge of David N. Thomas and Elias H. Groff; interment in Byerland Men-nonite Cemetery.

Jones, Walter C., son of Albert W. and Elizabeth (Fogel) Jones, was born in Northampton Co., Pa.; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, April 5, 1963; aged 57 y. 1 m. 15 d. In 1923 he was married to Celecia Ranck, who died March 30, 1956. Two chil-dren also preceded him in death. Surviving are 6 children (Helen Mae-Mrs. Robert Thomas, Bertha Elsie-Mrs. Donald Barr, Cathrine Susan-Mrs. Ronald March, Clayton F., Albert Harry, and John E.). On Oct. 8, 1960, he was married to Lydia Musser, who survives, with one son, Walter Jay. Also sur-viving are 18 grandchildren and 4 brothers (Herbert, Earl, Edward, and Fred). Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Martindale Church. Funeral services were held at the Millwood Church, in charge of Paul Graybill, Raymond Horning, John Burkholder, and Rev. Brown.

Kauffman, Mary, daughter of Noah and Magdalena (Coblentz) Weaver, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Oct. 13, 1887; died June 13, 1963; aged 75 y. 8 m. On Dec. 30, 1909, she was married to Edward J. Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters and one son (Edna-Mrs. Clifford Boyer, Sylvia-Mrs. Sol J. Kropf, Orpha-Mrs. Sanford Eash, Irene-Mrs. Elwood Kauffman, Velma-Mrs. Richard Nussbaum, and David), one sister (Mrs. Susie Miller), 26 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the. Middlebury Church. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, June 16, in charge of John Yoder and Wilbur Yoder; interment in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Keller, Milton F., son of Milton and Susan (Freed) Keller, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Feb. 27, 1889; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 8, 1963; aged 74 y. 3 m. 12 d. On Nov. 12, 1913, he was married to Mae Delp, who died Nov. 4, 1945. On Feb. 9, 1947, he was married to Ella Reinford, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Ada-Mrs. Frank C. Hunsberger), 3 grandchildren, one brother (Irvin), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Sallie Alderfer, Mrs. Herbert Clemens, Sr., Mrs. Edward Buchenauer, and Mrs. Amos Nyce). He was a member of the Upper Skippack Church. Funeral services were held at the Souderton Church, June 13, in charge of Daniel Reinford and Russell Musselman.

Kuhns, Anna, daughter of Amos S. and the late Amanda (Horst) Hege, was born at Wilson, Md., June 7, 1921; died at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, following surgery for a brain tumor, May 22, 1963; aged 41 y. 11 m. 15 d. Surviving are her husband (Adin L. Kuhns), her father, 2 children (John Charles and Arlene), 2 sisters and 7 brothers (Mrs. Simeon Heatwole, Paul, John, Mark, Mrs. Ivan Martin, Enos, Noah, Adam, and Amos). She was a member of the Marion Church. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Church, May 25, with Norman H. Mar-tin, Merle Cordell, and Adin Diller officiat-ing.

Lapp, David Archie, son of Daniel Z. and Elizabeth A. (Yoder) Lapp, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, July 22, 1880; died at Bellefontaine, Ohio, June 3, 1963; aged 82 y. 10 m. 12 d. His wife died on April 14, 1959. Sur-viving are 2 daughters (Dorothy and Gladys-Mrs. John Esch), 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother (Alva), and 3 sis-ters (Mrs. Malinda Magoon, Mrs. Lesta Har-mon, and Saloma O. Harman). He was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held June 6, in charge of Roy S. Koch, assisted by Harold Wyandt.

Messner, William, son of Amos and Mary (Hoffman) Messner, was born at Terre Hill, Pa., May 27, 1892; died at the Coatesville, Pa., Hospital, May 28, 1963; aged 71 y. 1 d. On Nov. 14, 1925, he was married to Christiana Sauder, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Clara-Mrs. Ralph Tompson), one son (William, Jr.), 10 grandchildren, 2 broth-ers, and 2 sisters. One infant daughter pre-ceded him in death. He was a member of the Rockville Church, Honey Brook, Pa. Funeral services were held at Martindale, June 1, in charge of Millard Shoup, Roy Glick, and J. Paul Graybill.

Moyer, Barbara C., daughter of William and Magdalena (Culp) Moyer, was born near Elkhart, Ind., May 23, 1877; died at the nursing home in Bristol, Ind., June 17, 1963; aged 86 y. 25 d. Surviving are one brother (W. C. Moyer), one sister (Mary Drange), and 10 nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Prairie Street Church, where funeral services were held June 19 in charge of Howard J. Zehr; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Pfile, William, son of Mathias and Elizabeth (Dahlem) Pfile, was born in Stephenson Co., Ill., Nov. 14, 1885; died at his home, Freeport, Ill., June 9, 1963; aged 77 y. 6 m. 26 d. On Oct. 8, 1907, he was married to Olive W. Fortner, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Orvis, Harry, Ezra, and Marvin), 4 daughters (Edna, Esther, Mable-Mrs. John Rupp, and Lois-Mrs. Roy Vallarta), 20 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Cramley and Mrs. Annie Downey), and one brother (Ezram) One daughter, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He served the Freeport Church as deacon from Nov. 29, 1936, until the time of his death. In recent years he spent much effort in helping with the planning and building of the new church, which was in the final stages of completion at the time of his death. Funeral services were held in the new sanctuary, June 12, in charge of Don Blosser, assisted by Paul Sieber. A. C. Good preached the funeral sermon.

Plank, Ella, daughter of Yost and Anna (Peterseim) Stutzman, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 1, 1891; died at Iowa City, Iowa, June 9, 1963; aged 72 y. 4 m. 8 d. On Aug. 24, she was married to William H. Plank, who died in 1937. Surviving are one son (Stanley), 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Kalona Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at East Union, June 12, in charge of Eugene Garber and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber.

Ranck, Emanuel G., son of Amos L. and Barbara Ann (Groff) Ranck, was born In Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 24, 1879; died at his home, Lampeter, Pa., April 20, 1963; aged 83 y. 7 m. 27 d. On Nov. 11, 1903, he was married to Lillian E. Houser, who died Dec. 24, 1928. Surviving from this union are 3 children (Maude H.-Mrs. Lester L. Groff, Harry H., and Mary E.-Mrs. J. Elvin Groff). On Nov. 7, 1933, he was married to Ada S. Houser, who survives. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one half brother (Amos G. Ranck). For 60 years he was a member of the Strasburg Church, where funeral services were conducted April 23, in charge of Jacob Harnish, Emory Herr, and John Breneman.

Roth, Lyle Dean, son of Oliver and Ollie (Rediger) Roth, was born at Milford, Nebr., May 7, 1936; died near Nampa, Idaho, as the result of a truck accident, May 27, 1963; aged 27 y. 20 d. On Aug. 20, 1955, he was married to Nettie L. Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Steven Eugene and Bret LaMar), his father, stepmother, and 5 brothers (Cloy, Lonnie, Jerrel, David, and Philip). His mother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Nampa Church, where fu-neral services were held May 31, in charge of Harold Hochstetler and D. A. Good.

Schrock, Martha M., daughter of Moses M. and Elizabeth (Yoder) Miller, was born near Middlebury, Ind., Sept. 25, 1909; died unex-pectedly of a heart attack at her home near Clarksville, Mich., June 7, 1963; aged 62 y. 8 m. 13 d. She had just returned the evening previous from attending the Indiana-Michigan Church Conference with her husband. On April 3, 1919, she was married to Tobias F. Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Mae-Mrs. Wayne Wenger, Mary-Mrs. Ralph Birkey, Orie, Oscar, Edward, and Martha-Mrs. Virgil Albrecht), 24 grandchil-dren, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters. One daughter died in infancy. In 1931 she and her husband were called to serve the Bowne Church, where she labored faithfully to the end. Funeral services were held at the church, June 10, with E. P. Shrock, E. J. Yoder, S. J. Miller, and Daniel Zook officiating.

Snyder, Rachel Faith, daughter of Richard and Alma Snyder, was born April 18, 1957; died after a short illness of leukemia, June 17, 1963; aged 6 y. 1 m. 30 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Marybeth and Naomi), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Russell Snyder and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Minear). One brother preceded her in death. She attended Sunday school and church at the Freeport (Ill.) Church, where funeral services were held June 19, in charge of Don Blosser, assist-ed by Paul Sieber; interment in Silver Spring Cemetery.

Steinly, Virginia C., daughter of Tilghman and Mary Ann (Overholt) Meyers, was born in Bedminster Twp., Pa., March 19, 1894; died after a long illness at Grand View Hospital Sellersville Pa., June 13, 1963; aged 69 y. 2 m. 25 d. On Jan. 15, 1916, she was married to Jacob C. Steinly, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Marvin, Norman, Mary Cassel, Wayne, Kathryn Heebner, Dorothy, and Betty Mele), 30 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 7 sisters. One son preceded her In death. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held June 16, in charge of Richard Detweiler and David Derstine, Jr.

Swartz, Katie, daughter of John and Fannie (Troyer) Jantzi, was born at Fairview, Mich., Nov. 11, 1910; died

of cancer at the Samaritan Hospital, Bay City, Mich., June 3, 1963; aged 52 y, 6 m. 23 d. On Nov. 19, 1933, she was married to John Swartz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Betty and Twila), 3 sons (Laverne, Marlin, and Arnold), 3 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Clarence Bontrager Edna-Mrs. Eli Mast, Mrs. Fannie Litwiller, and Matilda-Mrs. Wallace Kipfer), and 7 brothers (William, Elmer, Andrew, Jerry, Albert, Alvin, and John). One brother and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Riverside Church, where fu-neral services were held June 5, in charge of Willard Mayer; burial in Sims-Whitney Cem-etery near Au Gres.

Unzicker, William, son of Wilhelm and Barbara (Gingerich) Unzicker, was born at Munich, Germany, Jan. 12, 1880; died at Gib-son City, Ill., June 8, 1963; aged 83 y. 4 m. 27 d. On Jan. 2, 1902, he was married to Anna Oyer, who died Oct. 3, 1948. Surviving are 7 children (Ervin, Alvin, Ores, Esther, Clara-Mrs. Elmer Springer, Dorothy, and Ellis), 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Joseph). He was a member of the East Bend Church, where funeral services were held June 10, in charge of J. Alton Horst and Harold Zehr.

Wenger, John S., son of Martin D. and Nancy (Stayrook) Wenger, was born Nov. 5, 1869, died at his home In Elkhart, Ind., June 9, 1963; aged 93 y. 7 m. 4 d. On June 7, 1921, he was married to Mary Bronson Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons, (Rob-ert, Dr. Richard, Walter, and Marion) and 6 grandchildren. Twin sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Prairie Street Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Howard J. Zehr.

Correction: The birth date of John S. Wenger (July 9 issue) should have been reported as 1879, and his age was 83 years at the time of his death.

 

Widrick, Solomon, son of John and Anna (Nafziger) Widrick, was born at Kirschnerville, N.Y., Oct. 23, 1877; died at the Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, N.Y., Feb. 21, 1953; aged 85 y. 5 m. 29 d. On Sept. 13, 1904, he was married to Barbara Martin, who died March 9, 1938. Surviving are 2 sons (Leon and Allen), 14 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Croghan C.M. Church, where funeral services were conducted by Richard Zehr and Elias Zehr.

Yoder, Daniel M., son of Mahlon T. and Mary Yoder, was born near Kalona, Iowa, March 15, 1897; died at his home in Kalona, June 2, 1913; aged 65 y. 2 m. 17 d. On Dec. 7, 1922, he was married to Nancy Hershberger who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Leah-Mrs. Dale Roberts, D. Paul, Luke, Eunice, Joseph, Ruby, and Philip), 13 grandchildren, one brother and 2 sisters (Herman, Barbara-Mrs. Howard Gnagey, and Ida). Three daughters and one brother preceded him in death. He was a lifelong member of the Lower Deer Creek Church, where funeral services were held June 5, in charge of the local ministers.

Yoder, Mary, daughter of Joni and Magdalene (Miller) Yoder was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 15, 1879; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John S. Christner, June 7, 1963; aged 83 y. 6 m. 22 d. On Jan. 26, 1899, she was married to Moses V. Yoder, who died Nov. 15, 1952. Surviving are 8 children (Perry, Katie-Mrs. Monroe Miller, Lena-Mrs. Eli Schlabach, Manas, Gertie-Mrs. John S. Christner, Sarah-Mrs. Jacob Kropf, Ernest, and Orva), 22 grandchildren, and 64 great- grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Townline C.M. Church, where funeral services were held June 11, In charge of John Yoder and Eli D. Miller; interment in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Yoder, Saloma, daughter of Jacob and Malinda (Warye) Yoder, was born at Sturgis, Mich., Dec. 28, 1877; died at West Liberty, Ohio, after a long illness, June 18, 1963; aged 85 y. 5 m. 21 d. On Dec. 3, 1899, she was mar-ried to A. I. Yoder, who died Nov. 27, 1932. Surviving are one son (Sanford A.), 6 daugh-ters (Ruth-Mrs. Thomas Yoder, Mary-Mrs. Newton Yoder, Esther-Mrs. A. P. Hallman, Elsie-Mrs. Milton Brunk, Estella-Mrs. Mel-vin Schrock, and Lois), 22 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Chauncey Hershberger, Mrs. Amos Gingerich, Mrs. Jacob Miller, and Clara Yoder), and 3 brothers (Chris A., Oliver J., and Truman T.). Two sons preceded her in death. She was a mem-ber of the South Union Church, where fu-neral services were held June 21, in charge of Roy Koch and Edward Stoltzfus.

Yousey, David, son of Joseph and Catherine (Steria) Yousey, was born at Kirschnerville, N.Y., April 30,1879; died at the home of his son-in-law, Reuben Roggie, Lowville, N.Y., May 10, 1963; aged 84 y. 10 d. On Jan. 14, 1904, he was married to Mary Moser, who died March 10, 1963. Surviving are 2 daughters (Verna-Mrs. Reuben Roggie and Bertha-Mrs. Samuel Roggie), 2 sons (Ezra and Elmer), one brother (Jacob), 2 sisters (Mrs. John Moser and Mrs. Ben Roggie), 26 grandchil-dren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Five brothers, 2 sisters, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Conservative Church, where funeral services were held May 13, in charge of Elias Zehr, Richard Zehr, and Leon Martin.

Zehr, Abraham K., son of Daniel L. and Annie (Kennel) Zehr, was born at Baden, Ont., Sept. 26, 1887; died at the Twilight Rest Home, Keota, Iowa, June 14, 1963; aged 75 y. 8 m. 19 d. On Dec. 16, 1915, he was married to Lucy Mae Eash, who died in 1958. Surviving are 6 sons and one daughter (Austin, Wayne, Stanley, Eugene, Laurence, Kathryn-Mrs. T. Pratt, and Cecil), 22 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Dave and Noah). Two sisters also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Liberty Church, South English, Iowa, where services were held June 17, in charge of S. J. Horst.

Zook, Barbara Nellie, daughter of Levi B. and Elizabeth Yoder, was born at Belleville, Pa., March 19, 1892; died at Hutchinson, Kans., June 1, 1963; aged 71 y. 2 m. 13 d. On Nov. 30, 1916, she was married to Solomon Kanagy Zook, who died Dec. 18, 1954. Surviv-ing are 4 children (Esther-Mrs. Levi Yoder, Ruby-Mrs. Gene Weaver, Durbin, and Lloyd), 15 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Fannie Mast, Emma Schnell, and Elizabeth Woodiwiss), and one brother (Levi H.). She was a member of the Pershing Street Church, where funeral services were held June 4, in charge of San-ford E. King; interment in Yoder Cemetery.

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Blattner, Albert Samuel, son of Henry Blatt-ner, was born Jan. 31, 1916; died of cancer at Mound Park Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla., May 16, 1963; aged 47 y. 3 m. 15 d. Surviving are his wife, Everal Blattner, one daughter (Mrs. Cynthia Wilson), 2 sons (Michael and Stephen), 2 brothers (Alfred and Donald), and one sister. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church at St. Peters-burg. Funeral services were held at the Palms Memorial Funeral Home, May 18, in charge of Ray Himes.

Flores, Longia, son of Refugia Guillean and Prajeres Flores, was born at Tula, Tamalipas, Mexico, May 20, 1878; died at Corpus Christi, Texas, June 16, 1963; aged 85 y. 27 d. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Mennonite Church, Mathis, Texas, June 18, in charge of J. Weldon Martin and Paul Conrad; interment in Descanso Eterno Cemetery.

Nauman, Jonathan Clair, son of Daniel P. and the late Pauline (Heller) Nauman, was born at Hanover, Pa., June 27, 1956; died at his home in Ulysses, Pa., April 5, 1963; aged 6 y. 9 m. 9 d. Surviving, besides his father, are his stepmother (Reba Newcomer Nauman), 5 brothers and sisters (Janet, Jeanette, Mildred, Margaret, and Jesse), and 5 stepbrothers and sisters (Joyce, Lee, Glenn, Lynne, and Sharon Newcomer). He was a member of the York's Corners Sunday School. Prayer service was held at the Kear-Koch Funeral Home in Ulysses, April 8, in charge of Ivan Smoker. Funeral services were held at the Hess Church, April 9, in charge of Landis Myer and Raymond Bucher.

Oswald, Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Fannie Erb, was born in Ontario, Canada, March 27, 1883; died at Conneautville, Pa., June 21, 1963; aged 80 y. 2 m. 25 d. On Dec. 18, 1907, in Holt Co., Nebr., she was married to Jacob Oswald, who died Nov. 12, 1958. Surviving are 3 daughters (Helen-Mrs. Har-old Steider, Ruth-Mrs. Ray Steider, and Mrs. Esther Hjorth), 5 sons (Harry, John, Paul, Delmar, and Donald), 38 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a mem-ber of the Sunnyside Church, Conneaut Lake, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Rhodes Funeral Home, June 24, in charge of Harvey Schrock.

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Bontrager, Tobe J., son of Joseph N. and Suvilla (Yoder) Bontrager, was born at Garnett, Kans., Aug. 9, 1907; died at his home near Kalona, Iowa, July 6, 1963; aged 55 y. 10 m. 27 d. On June 5, 1932, he was married to Lydia Glick, who survives. Surviving also are 3 daughters and one son (Edna-Mrs. Emery H. Miller, Ada, Norman, and Ethel), 6 grandchildren, his father and stepmother, 6 brothers and one sister (Menno J. S., Eli, Martin, Anna-Mrs. Dan J. Stutzman, Joe, Fernandis, and Jonas). His mother and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Sunnyside C.M. Church, where funeral services were held July 8, in charge of Morris Swartzendruber and David Yoder; burial in Gingerich Cemetery.

Burkholder, Ada M., daughter of Elmer and Katie (Musselman) Myers, was born near New Holland, Pa., Jan. 25, 1900; died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., June 28, 1963; aged
63 y. 5 m. 3 d. On Nov. 20, 1919, she was mar-ried to Elam K. Burkholder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 3 sons (Alma-Mrs. Paul H. Campbell, John J., Mervin E., Naomi-Mrs. Richard Frank, and Richard E.), 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 3 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Sanford Groff, Esther-Mrs. Lloyd Groff, and Ruth-Mrs. Lester Wyble). Two grandsons and a sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Groffdale Church, where funeral services were held July 1, in charge of John S. Martin, Mahlon Witmer, and Eli Sauder.

Clemens, Mahlon, son of Moses and Catha-rine (Brox) Clemens, was born at Kitchener, Ont., March 24, 1891; died at Kitchener, June 13, 1963; aged 72 y. 2 m. 20 d. In Nov. 1931, he was married to Alvina Cressman, who sur-vives. Also surviving is one brother (Norman). Three brothers and one sister predeceased him. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 17, in charge of Robert N. Johnson and C. F. Derstine.

Clemens, Wilmer A., son of Isaac and Annie (Alderfer) Clemens, was born at Lederach, Pa., Feb. 28, 1894; died at the Grand View Hospi-tal, Sellersville, Pa., June 16, 1963; aged 69 y.
1 m. 19 d. Surviving are one brother (Allen A.) and one foster sister (Mrs. Anna Moyer). He was a member of the Souderton Church. Funeral services were held at the Hunsicker Funeral Home, June 19, in charge of Jacob M. Moyer and Russell B. Musselman.

Deiter, Barbara, daughter of Benjamin and Susan (Hostetter) Siegle, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 28, 1875; died June 16, 1963; aged 88 y. 2 m. 19 d. Her husband, Jacob M. Deiter, died in 1937. Surviving are 3 children (W. Clair, with whom she resided, Clyde S., and Mary E.-Mrs. Claude F. Hart), 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the New Providence Church, where funeral services were held June 19, in charge of Clayton Keener and Paul Myer.

Diller, Irvin O., son of John and Caroline Diller, was born near Elida, Ohio, April 2, 1884; died June 4, 1963; aged 79 y. 2 m. 2 d. On May 24, 1908, he was married to Susannah Shenk, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Ira, Clara-Mrs. Harold Good, Ralph, and Martha-Mrs. Joe Bear), 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Sam). One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Pike Church, where funeral services were held June 7, in charge of Paul Smith, Harold Good, and Otho Shenk.

Dombach, Ira H., son of Harvey and Mary (Hostetter) Dombach, was born at Columbia, Pa., Feb. 21, 1909; died at his home, Manheim, Pa., as the result of injuries received in a tractor accident, May 24, 1963; aged 54 y. 3 m. 3 d. On Jan. 7, 1932, he was married to Earla B. Snyder, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Arlene-Mrs. Kenneth Metzler, Joyce, John, Robert, Kenneth, James, Lorraine, and Linda), 2 grandsons, his parents, 2 brothers (Paul and Albert), and one sister (Verna-Mrs. Henry Hess). Three sons preceded him in death. He was a member of the Gantz Church. Funeral services were held at the East Peters-burg Church, May 27, in charge of Ellis Leaman and Homer Bomberger.

Gingerich, Raymond James, son of Mose J. and Mary (Beachy) Gingerich, was born near Kalona, Iowa, March 3, 1950; died by drown-ing in a farm pond near Riverside, Iowa, June 27, 1963; aged 13 y. 3 m. 24 d. Three other boys also drowned with him. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Lee and Gareth), one sister (Clara), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Andy Beachy and Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Ging-erich). Double funeral services were held with his cousin, John Eldon Yoder, who was drowned at the same time, at the Fairview Church, in charge of Henry D. Miller, Jake J. Miller, Walter L. Beachy, and Morris Swartzendruber.

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Bricker, Samuel L., son of Henry and Sarah (Lehman) Bricker, was born Nov. 30, 1883; died during his sleep at Chambersburg, Pa., March 31, 1963; aged 79 y. 4 m. 1 d. He was thrice married-first to Fannie E. Martin. To this union were born 2 daughters (Ruth E.-Mrs. Wayne G. Fleagle and Martha M.-Mrs. Homer W. Rosenberry). Second time to Anna Wadel. To this union was born one daughter (Anna F.-Mrs. Harvey E. Shank). Third to Mrs. Hazel D. Hoopengartner, who survives with the 3 daughters. Also surviving are 3 stepchildren, one sister (Amanda L. Bricker), 13 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He served as deacon, trustee, S.S. superintend-ent, and teacher sometime in his life at the Upper Strasburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Church, April 4, with Harry Witmer and Amos Martin officiating.

Hershey, Metta Marie, daughter of Lester D. and Edith (Steffy) Hershey, was born at Coatesville, Pa., Oct. 14, 1954; died at the Coatesville Hospital, June 29, 1963, after a three-day illness; aged 8 y. 8 m. 15 d. Death was caused by a ruptured pancreas. Surviving are her parents, 5 brothers and sisters (David, Clair, Daniel, Charles, and Janice), and her great-grandmother (Mrs. Ada Hershey). Funer-al services were held at the MilIwood Men-nonite Church, July 2; interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

Hochstetler, Emma, daughter of Frederick and Caroline (Kramer) Hill, was born at Wal-nut Creek, Ohio, June 4, 1879; died at the Pomerene Hospital, Millersburg, Ohio, June 30, 1963; aged 84 y. 26 d. On Oct. 20, 1901, she was married to William C. Hochstetler, who died Dec. 1, 1951. Surviving are 2 sons (Whilmer and Firmen), one daughter (Thel-ma-Mrs. Floyd Kaser), 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (William), and one sister (Mary Hill). She was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral services were held July 3, in charge of Paul R. Miller and Eldon King.

Kinsinger, John E., son of Eli and Susan (Yoder) Kinsinger, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, July 19, 1890; died at Wellman, Iowa, June 30, 1963; aged 72 y. 11 m. 11 d. On Nov. 9, 1916, he was married to Katie Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Mildred-Mrs. Harold Yoder, Maynard, Ruby-Mrs. Alva Gingerich, Jr., and Marvel-Mrs. Donald Hochstetler), 16 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Kores, Menno, and Simon), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Marner and Ella-Mrs. Joe Gnagey). One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lower Deer Creek Church, where funeral services were held July 2, with Dean Swartzendruber, J. Y. Swartzendruber, and Robert K. Yoder officiat-ing.

Leatherman, Clifford Wayne, son of Clifford and Agnes (Miller) Leatherman, was born at Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 21, 1935; died from in-juries received in a highway accident near Westville, Ind., June 20, 1963; aged 28 y. 3 m. 30 d. On June 13, 1953, he was married to Darlene Nusbaum, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Wynona Sue, Sharon Lynette, and Timothy Wayne), his parents, one brother (Vernie Lee), 2 sisters (Darlene Mae-Mrs. Glen Nusbaum and Sandra Ellen-Mrs. Gerald Kauffman), and his grandparents (Mrs. Anna Weldy and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Miller). He was a member of the North Goshen Mennon-ite Church, where he recently had been elect-ed superintendent of the junior-intermediate department. Funeral services were held at the church, June 23, in charge of Russell Krabill and Ralph Smucker.

Leichty, Dean Leroy, son of Daniel and Ar-lene (Conrad) Leichty, was born near Wayland, Iowa, May 8, 1954; was accidentally suf-focated in an overhead feed bin at the home of his parents, July 4, 1963; aged 9 y. 1 m. 26 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Lonnie), one sister (Lora), Beatrice Guerra, who is living in the home, grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Willard Leichty and Mr. and Mrs. William Conrad), and 2 great-grandmothers (Mrs. Eva Leichty and Mrs. Emma Roth). He attended the Bethel Church. Funeral services were held at the church, July 6, in charge of Vernon Gerig and Vernon Roth.

Miller, Ida M., daughter of Jacob D. and Susan (Swartzendruber) Yoder, was born at Inman, Kans., Nov, 15, 1881; died at her home, Kalona, Iowa, June 19, 1963; aged 81 y. 7 m. 4 d. In 1905, she was married to Jacob J. Miller, who preceded her in death by about 5 years. Surviving are 4 children (Raymond, Ada-Mrs. Emery Hochstedler, Anna, and Dale), 12 grand-children, and 4 great-grandchildren. Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a charter member of the Upper Deer Creek congregation. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church, June 21, in charge of Morris Swartzendruber and Morris Yoder; in-terment in East Union Cemetery.

Miller, Peter J. N., son of Jonas and Dinah (Beechy) Miller, was born at Walnut Creek, Ohio, May 7, 1875; died at Minneapolis, Minn., June 21, 1963; aged 88 y. 1 m. 14 d. Surviving
are 3 sisters (Mary Ann-Mrs. Joe Miller, Mrs. Anna Yoder, and Emma-Mrs. Noah Schrock), and 2 brothers (Levi J. N. and Jonas J. N.). Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church, June 25, in charge of Paul R. Miller, Enos D. Miller, Dan N. Stutzman, and Jonas Schrock; interment in Miller Cemetery.

Neff, Henry M., son of David and Elizabeth Neff, was born near Midway, Ohio, July 10, 1878; died in the home where he was born, June 15, 1963; aged 84 y. 11 m. 5 d. Surviving is one brother (David). He was a member of the Huber Church. Services were held at the home, June 18, in charge of Paul R. Yoder, Sr.; burial in Midway Cemetery.

Roth, George Washington, son of Valentine and Lydia (Stauffer) Roth, was born at Tofield, Alta., Feb. 22, 1921; died near Tofield, of acute myocardial infarction, June 14, 1963; aged 42 y. 3 m. 23 d. On July 14, 1944, he was married to Florence Forgan, who died April 17, 1948. On Aug. 15, 1957, he was married to Ella Mae Wideman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Allen Herbert, Elizabeth Ann, Bonita Mae, Joan Marie, and John Da-vid), 2 brothers (Reuben and Joseph), and 4 sisters (Mattie-Mrs. Edwin Sitler, Martha-Mrs. Melvin Sitler, Grace-Mrs. Melvin Leh-man, and Florence-Mrs. Leonard King). One daughter and 2 brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held June 17, in charge of Harold Boettger and Paul Voegtlin.

Schwary, David J., son of Joseph and Marie (Sommers) Schwary, was born near Smithville, Ohio, July 27, 1881; died at Canton, Ohio, June 20, 1963; aged 81 y. 10 m. 24 d. In 1906, he was married to Amelia Sommer, who died in 1933. On July 27, 1935, he was married to Lena Orendorf, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Grace-Mrs. Merl Smucker and Dorothy), 2 brothers (Charles and Edwin), and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Canton, Ohio, where funeral services were held June 24, in charge of O. N. Johns and Willis L. Breckbill.

Segura, Frances, daughter of Frank and Nick-olosa Oliver, was born at San Antonio, Texas, April 22, 1927; died at the French Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif., April 24, 1963; aged 36 y. 2 d. On April 19, 1946, she was married to Walter Segura, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Walter, Sammy, Diane, Andy, Ray, Dahlia, Larry, Lorraine, and Eric, who was 5 days old), 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Mrs. Mary Torres, Mrs. Esther Solis, Manuel, Er-nest, Frank, and Mrs. Janie Ramirez). One infant son preceded her in death. She attended the Los Angeles Mennonite Fellowship. Memorial services were held at the Little Country Chapel, April 27, in charge of Richard Showalter.

Spicher, Sadie, daughter of Israel T. and Barbara (Allgyer) Yoder, was born at Belle-ville, Pa., July 2, 1893; died at Lewistown, Pa., July 7, 1963; aged 70 y. 5 d. She was married to Thomas J. Spicher, who died Nov. 24, 1961. Surviving are one sister (Mollie-Mrs. Jacob Hartzler) and one brother (Sam N.). She was a member of the Richfield Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Church, July 10, in charge of Arnold H. Shultz and Waldo E. Miller; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Springer, Jean Carol, daughter of Carrol C. and Pauline (Nafziger) Springer, was born at Bloomington, Ill., Nov. 15, 1951; died at the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., of cystic fibrosis, May 29, 1963; aged 11 y. 6 m. 14 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Randall and James), the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Eldon R. Nafziger and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Springer), and one great-grandmother (Mattie Sutter). She was a member of the Hopedale Church, where funeral services were held June 1, in charge of Ivan Kauffmann.

Weaver, Katie Ann, daughter of Isaac and Fannie (Erb) Miller, was born at Charm, Ohio, May 25, 1879; died at Apple Creek, Ohio, at the home of a daughter, July 2, 1963; aged 84 y. 1 m. 7 d. On Dec. 23, 1902, she was mar-ried to Samuel S. Weaver, who died Oct. 1, 1945. Surviving are 6 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Melvin C. Domer, Laura Snyder, Emma-Mrs. Carl Kaser, Ellen-Mrs. John Croft, Edith-Mrs. Homer Umstead, and Lulu-Mrs. Henry S. Miller), 2 sons (Atlee S. and Melvin), 39 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral services were held July 5, in charge of Paul R. Miller, Eldon King, and Aden Yoder.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon


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