Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1965

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Gospel Herald - Volume LVIII, Number 1 - January 5, 1965 ­ pages 21-23

Bachman, Roy J., son of Samuel and Barbara (Good) Bachman, was born near Metamora, Ill., Oct. 9, 1904; died of a heart condition near Lowpoint, Ill., Dec. 7, 1964; aged 60 y. 1 m. 28 d. On Sept. 12, 1933, he was married to Laura Heiser, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Wesley and Bruce) and 2 sisters (Martha and Mrs. Dewey Stringer). He was a member of the Roanoke Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 9, in charge of Norman Derstine; interment in Stewart Harmony Cemetery.

Burkhart, Frances, daughter of Benjamin and Katherine (Weaver) Kreider, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec 6, 1882; died at Orrville, Ohio Dec. 11, 1964; aged 82 y. 5 d. On Nov. 18, 1906, she was married to Andrew M. Burkhart, who died in 1956. Surviving are 4 daughters and one son (Esther-Mrs. Melvin Rohrer, Elsie-Mrs. Leo Mast, Anna Mae-Mrs. Clair Lehman, Irene, and Leroy), 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Zimmerman). Two sons preceded her in death. She was a member of Martins Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 13, in charge of Stanford Mumaw and John C. King.

Byler, Elizabeth, daughter of Rufus and Elizabeth (Smucker) Yoder, was born at Belleville, Pa., Aug. 20, 1894; died at Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 4, 1964; aged 70 y. 3 m. 14 d. On Dec. 31, 1914, she was married to Jacob D. Byler, who died in 1954. Two daughters and one infant son also preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 daughters (Edna, Elizabeth, Lydia, Esther, and Martha). She was a member of the Allensville Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 7, in charge of J. Elrose Hartzler and R. R. Peachey.

Eshleman, Amanda, daughter of John and Catherine (Lesher) Strite, was born near Leitersburg, Md., Jan. 8, 1870; died at the home of her daughter, near Smithsburg, Md., Nov. 10, 1964; aged 94 y. 10 m. 2 d. On Dec. 2, 1890, she was married to Michael Eshleman, who died May 24, 1920. Four daughters and two sons also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son (John S.) and 2 daughters (Amanda S.-Mrs. Jacob Martin and Bertha S.-Mrs. Melvin Martin), 25 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Miller's Church. Funeral services were held at the Paradise Church, Nov. 13, in charge of Samuel Martin and
Irvin Shank.

Gerber, Philip, son of Daniel M. and Dinah (Welty) Gerber was born near Kidron, Ohio, April 27, 1886; died at the home of his son-in-law, George Nussbaum, near Kidron, Nov. 15, 1964; aged 78 y. 6 m. 19 d. On Dec. 3, 1908 he was married to Pauline Amstutz, who died Aug. 28, 1960. Surviving are 3 daughters (Elma -Mrs. Vilas Zuercher, Rhoda-Mrs. George Nussbaum, and Ann-Mrs. Clayton Hofstetter), 12 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Edwin Zuercher and Edna Gerber). One daughter, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 18, in charge of Bill Detweiter and Isaac Zuercher.

Gingerich, Mae, daughter of Emanuel and Alice Nedrow, was born at Lisbon, Iowa, Jan. 13, 1902; died at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Dec. 4, 1964, aged 62 y. 10 m. 21 d. She was married to Mr. King, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 2, 1938, she was married to Harvey Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Roy King and Jacqueline-Mrs. Wm. Wellington), 3 stepsons (Archie, Advin, and Raymond), 3 sisters (Mrs. Fern White, Mrs. Helen Atkins, and Mrs. Violet Petrusch), and 3 brothers (Bert, Marvin, and Glen). She was a member of the East Union Church. Funeral services were held at the Peterseim Funeral Home, Dec. 7, in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber; interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Good, Joseph Daniel, son of Christian and Lena (Bruin) Gut, was born in Minnesota, July 15, 1890; died at Blountstown, Fla., Nov. 23, 1964; aged 74 y. 4 m. 8 d. On Dec. 27, 1911, he was married to Anna B. Martin, who died Dec. 28, 1958. On Aug. 27, 1960, he was married to Edna Gascho, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Leonard, Ross, Wilmer, Ralph, Clara-Mrs. Norman Tyson, Irene-Mrs. Edd Freyenberger, and Nettie-Mrs. George Lampl), one brother (Edwin Gutt), 30 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Oak Terrace congregation, Blountstown, Fla. Funeral services were held at the Hopewell Church, Kouts, Ind., Nov. 27, in charge of Samuel S. Miller and Emanuel S. Birky.
(Transcriber's note: The names Good, Gut and Gutt are as spelled in the original obituary.)

Hertzler, Melvin L, son of Levi B. and Katherine (Stoltzfus) Hertzler, was born at Concord, Tenn., March 21, 1894; died at the Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital, Dec. 10, 1964, following surgery; aged 70 y. 8 m. 19 d. On Dec. 10, 1924, he was married to Susie Shenk, who died in May, 1935. One son and an infant daughter also preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Daniel, Katherine-Mrs. Willis Hallman, Truman, and Martha), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mae Hershey and Ida-Mrs. L. J. Powell), and one brother (Milford). He was a member of the Rock Church. Funeral services were held at the Conestoga Church, Dec. 12, in charge of C. J. Kurtz, Merle Stoltzfus, and John H. Shenk.

Horsch, Katie, daughter of Joseph and Katie Good, was born at Hopedale, Ill., April 8, 1871; died at Washburn, Ill., Nov. 29, 1964; aged 93 y. 7 m. 21 d. On Jan. 26, 1897, she was married to Henry Horsch, who died Aug. 29, 1946. Two sons and one daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 children (Henry, Ervin, Louise Augsburger, Lovina Schertz, Clara Zehr, Elsie Birky, and Katie Kennell), 2 sisters (Sarah Bellar and Mary Birkey), 29 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the East Bend Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 2, in charge of J. Alton Horst and Ivan Birkey.

Horst, John Lehman, was born at Chambersburg, Pa., Nov. 9, 1889; died unexpectedly of a heart attack at Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 24, 1964; aged 75 y. 15 d. On Feb. 24, 1935, he was married to Emma Zimmerman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (John, Jr., and Rachel-Mrs. James Witmer). For 37 years he served the Lord at Scottdale, Pa., as editor, pastor, and bishop. After retiring in 1957, from his work at Scottdale, he served as Director of Home Bible Studies at Mennonite Broadcasts, Inc. In this service, he contacted many thousand student lives. His service was characterized by humility, patience, love, and concern, tempered with a steady, even spirit. Memorial services were held at Eastern Mennonite College Chapel, Nov. 27, in charge of David Augsburger, assisted by Ira Miller, Myron Augsburger, B. Charles Hostetter, and A. J. Metzler. A tribute was given by Ellrose D. Zook. His favorite Scripture, Phil. 4:6, 7, the keynote to his way of living, was used as a sermon text.

Kauffman, Amanda, daughter of Samuel and Bena (Yoder) Plank, was born at Topeka, Ind., Nov. 2, 1862; died at Bellefontaine, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1964; aged 102 y. 1 m. 11 d. On Feb. 17, 1884, she was married to Lee H. Kauffman, who died May 16, 1937. One daughter, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Bena-Mrs. John H. Yoder, Trella-Mrs. Levi Troyer, and Homer), 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Bethel Church, West Liberty, Ohio, where funeral services were held Dec. 16, in charge of Roy S. Koch, assisted by Chauncey Kauffman; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

King, Blanche Elizabeth, daughter of William Y. and Matilda (Fisher) Yoder, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, May 17, 1892; died at her home in Iowa City, Iowa, Dec. 4, 1964; aged 72 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Sept. 28, 1911, she was married to Alpha Ray King, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters (Nora -Mrs. Leslie Hathaway, Edna, and Beulah-Mrs. James G. Koch) and one brother (Omar). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, where funeral services were held Dec. 7, in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber and James G. Koch (her son-in-law); interment in West Union Cemetery.

Martin, Susanna, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Menno Hoffman, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., April 3, 1898; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Dec. 5, 1964; aged 66 y. 8 m. 2 d. She was married to Levi Martin, who died in 1957. Surviving are 3 sons (Cleason, LeRoy, and Manuel), 5 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Clayton Wideman, Melinda, Nancy-Mrs. Orton Bauman, Edna-Mrs. Mervin Bauman, and Eleanor-Mrs. Abner Metzger), 7 sisters (Lovina -Mrs. Allan Bowman, Elizabeth, Lydian-Mrs. Abner Martin, Leah-Mrs. Aaron Martin, Adina, Maryann-Mrs. George Good, and Rebecca), one brother (Emmanuel), and 19 grandchildren. She was a member of the Floradale Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 7, in charge of Weyburn W. Groff.

McDonald, Susan, daughter of Jonas Long and Fannie Charles Nissley, was born in Manheim Twp., Pa., Aug. 12, 1879; died at the Columbia (Pa.) Hospital, Dec. 2, 1964; aged 85 y. 3 m. 20 d. On May 4, 1899, she was married to Abram K. McDonald, who survives. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Also surviving are 7 children (Alta M.-Mrs. Quentin Buckwalter, John N., Earl N., Lloyd N., Emma-Mrs. Harry Kilheffer, Edith-Mrs. Donald Mimnall, and Jonas), 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Frank and Samuel C.). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Habecker Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 5, in charge of Christ B. Charles and Landis Myer; interment in Masonville Cemetery.

Moyer, Lucy Ann, daughter of Jacob H. and Emma (Kline) Moyer, was born at Blooming Glen, Pa., Dec. 12, 1885; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 13, 1964; aged 79 y. 1 d. On Sept. 26, 1906, she was married to Theodore F. Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (J. Edward, Mrs. Jeannette Tyson, and T. Carroll), 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers. Two sons preceded her in death. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 16, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.

Myers, Elmer, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Myers, was born at Wakarusa, Ind., Nov. 10, 1889; died at his home in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Dec. 6, 1964; aged 75 y. 26 d. On March 12, 1914, he was married to Cora M. Bollenbacher, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Reta-Mrs. Russel Jaqua, Arvilla, Beulah-Mrs. William Hempel, and Vera-Mrs. Charles Dils), 2 sons (Russel and Orval), 5 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Sarah Pfeiffer), and one brother (Aaron). He was a faithful member of the Holdeman Church. Funeral services were held at the Zion United Church of Christ, Dec. 9, in charge of Simon G. Gingerich; interment in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Noel, Mary, daughter of Jacob and Katherine Sutter, was born near Gridley, Ill., Feb. 10, 1871; died at the Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva, Nebr., Dec. 13, 1964; aged 93 y. 10 m. 3 d. On March 17, 1895, she was married to John B. Noel, who died Sept. 11, 1934. Surviving are 4 children (Pauline-Mrs. Wm. Schweitzer, Henry, Elma-Mrs. Del Schlegel, and Ruth Ernst), 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Dan). Two grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 7 brothers, and 6 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 15, in charge of P. R. Kennel and Lee Schlegel.

Osborne, Elbert, son of J. L. and Mahala (West) Osborne, was born at Grayson, N.C., April 17, 1883; died at Grayson, Nov. 29, 1964; aged 81 y. 7 m. 12 d. On Nov. 8, 1910, he was married to Caldonia Roark, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Ethel, Faye, and Maye), 2 sons (Delmar and Wade), 2 brothers (Fieldon and Brack), and one sister Jane). On Nov. 23, 1964, he was baptized and became a member of the Big Laurel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Little Laurel Methodist Church, Dec. 1, in charge of Aquila E. Stoltzfus; interment in Osborne Cemetery.

Troyer, Kenneth Eugene, son of Ray W. and Mary (Kaufman) Troyer, was born at Hutchinson, Kans., April 16, 1958; died after a very brief illness of meningitis at the Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Kans., Nov. 24, 1964; aged 6 y. 7 m. 8 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 younger brothers (Loren Ray and Timothy Lee), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Jake S. Troyer and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kaufman), and great-grandmother (Mrs. Emma Yutzy). Funeral services were held at the Yoder Mennonite Church, Nov. 27, in charge of Andrew Bontrager and Edward Yutzy.

Thomas, Daniel, was born at Grayson, N.C., March 13, 1876; died at Sweetwater, Tenn., June 3, 1964; aged 88 y. 2 m. 21 d. He was a member of the Big Laurel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Sweetwater, June 5.

Wenger, Goldie, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Sheets) Weldy, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., June 11, 1900; died of cancer in Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 13, 1964; aged 64 y. 6 m. 2 d. On Dec. 20, 1917, she was married to Charles Wenger, who died March 21, 1958. Surviving are 7 daughters (Myrtle-Mrs. Orville Kehr, Vada-Mrs. Raymond Blosser, Doris-Mrs. John Nunemaker, Leota-Mrs. Alvin Yoder, Fay-Mrs. Merrill Yoder, Phyllis-Mrs. Larry Stauffer, and Mrs. Helen DeFreese), 5 sons (Charles, Jr., Kenneth, Larry, David, and Lester), 5 brothers (Irvin, who died less than 2 hours later, Charles, William, Raymond, and Harvey), 5 sisters (Nora-Mrs. Menno Richer, Anna-Mrs. Amos Leichty, Nina-Mrs. Paul Weaver, Berneice-Mrs. George Martin, and Lola-Mrs. Earl Walters), her stepmother, 2 stepbrothers, 7 stepsisters, 31 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Yellow Creek Church. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, Dec. 15, in charge of John D. Zehr.

Wisler, Amanda, daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Nold) Stouffer, was born at Leetonia, Ohio, March 31, 1867; died Dec. 10, 1964; aged 97 y. 8 m. 9 d. On Dec. 20, 1887, she was married to John Wisler, who died in 1949 Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Orville Cullar, with whom she lived for many years), one son (Arthur), one sister (Mrs. Martha Cope), one brother (J. N. Stouffer), 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Leetonia Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Allen B. Ebersole; interment in Columbiana Mausoleum.

Witmer, Clyde W, son of Enos and Miriam (Weaver) Witmer, was born in Lancaster, Pa., April 6, 1933; died at Greenwood, N.Y., Nov. 19, 1964, after a long illness; aged 31 y. 7 m. 13 d. On June 29, 1955, he was married to Betty Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Gary, Gwenda, Cynthia, and Dean). He was a worker at the West Union Mennonite Church, Rexville, N.Y., where funeral services were held Nov. 22, in charge of Paul Landis, Donald Lauver, and Carl E. Christman.

Wolfer, Karlene Faye, daughter of Clayton and Ida Rose (Nice) Wolfer, was born at Sweet Home, Oreg., May 12, 1957; died of a chronic blood disease at the University of Oregon Medical School Hospital, Portland, Oreg., Nov. 14, 1964; aged 7 y. 6 m. 2 d. Surviving are her parents, 4 sisters (Doris-Mrs. Marion Knox, Dianne-Mrs. Millard Paulus, Alta, and Miriam), one brother (Mervin), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wolfer and Mr. and Mrs. Reno Nice), and one, great-grandmother (Mrs. Ida Yoder). Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church, Sweet Home, Nov. 17, in charge of Orie L. Roth and Archie Kauffman.

Yoder, J. Roy, son of Lincoln M. and Fannie (Zook) Yoder, was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1885; died at his home, Sharon Center, Iowa, Dec. 3, 1964; aged 79 y. 1 m. 15 d. On July 4, 1908, he was married to Bertha Hartzler, who died May 2, 1963. Surviving is one brother (Ervin). He was a member of the Methodist Church, Garden City, Mo. Funeral services were held at Sharon Center, Iowa, Dec. 6, in charge of Samuel Hahn, and at the Garden City, Mo., Methodist Church, Dec. 7, in charge of Troy Gardner; burial in Clearfork Cemetery.

Yoder, Robert Jay, son of John and Jennie (Hostetler) Yoder, was born at Lagrange, Ind., Jan. 31, 1927; died at the Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Dec. 11, 1964, the result of an accident with his own gun while hunting on his farm on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26; aged 37 y. 10 m. 10 d. On Nov. 15, 1947, he was married to Rosalie Jean Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Sharon Louise, Dennis Devon, and Susan Rose), one brother (Orris W.), one sister (Esther-Mrs. Gerald Mishler), and a grandfather (John F. Hostetler). One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shore Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 14, in charge of Orvin H. Hooley and Homer J. Miller.

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Blough, Lottie, daughter of Levi and Katie Ann (Gindlesperger) Thomas, was born in Conemaugh Twp., Pa., Nov. 4, 1894; died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa Dec. 15, 1964; aged 70 y. 1 m. 11 d. Her husband; Harry Blough, Hollsopple, Pa., survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Erma - Mrs. Lemon Holsopple, Orvin, Edna - Mrs. Robert Eash, Dorothy - Mrs. Elmer Eash, Harry B. and Kathrine - Mrs. Herman Schrock), 27 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 7 brothers and sisters (Edward, Minnie - Mrs. John Blough, Mrs. Pearl Alwine, Wesley, Webster, Menno, and Katie - Mrs. William Hershberger). Twin daughters, 5 grandchildren, one sister and 2 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Blough Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 19, in charge of Elvin Holsopple and Harry C. Blough.

Byler, Elsie, daughter of Ezra M. and Malinda (Kauffman) Yoder, was born at Belleville, Pa., Dec. 2, 1892; died at Belleville, Dec 20, 1964; aged 72 y. 18 d. In October, 1936, she was married to Joseph P. Byler, who died in 1948. Surviving are 2 sisters and one brother (John C., Charity Yoder, and Mrs. Frances Smith). She was a member of the Maple Grove Church. Funeral services were held at the Baggus Funeral Home, Dec. 23, in charge of Waldo E. Miller; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Freed, Elizabeth H., daughter of John N. and Catharine (Hackman) Halteman, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 13, 1879; died at the Rockhill Mennonite Home, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 15, 1964; aged 85 y. 4 m. 2 d. She was married to John L. Freed, who died in 1914. Surviving are one son (Allen H., Souderton, Pa., with whom she resided), one daughter (Mrs. Ella Mae Wireman), 4 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 19, in charge of Norman E. Yutzy and Russell B. Musselman; interment in Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Huber, Elam J., son of Amos and Susan (Deitz) Huber, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 29, 1875; died at the Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 18, 1964; aged 88 y. 9 m. 19 d. He was first married to Mary N. Buckwalter, who died Dec. 19, 1943. On June 23, 1945, he married Fannie M. Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Florence - Mrs. Freeland N. Buckwalter), 6 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Mellinger's Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 21, in charge of Harry Lefever and Nelson Landis.

Lehman, Goldie Barbara, daughter of Menno and Anna (Moser) Gerber, was born near Kidron, Ohio, March 25, 1914; died at the Orrville (Ohio) Osteopathic Hospital, Dec. 25, 1964, after an illness of nearly two years; aged 50 y. 9 m. On March 25, 1945, she was married to Calvin Lehman, Dalton, Ohio. Surviving are her husband, 4 children (Galen, Judith, Audrey, and Ethan), her parents, 2 sisters and one brother (Pauline - Mrs. Ivan Badertscher, Clarence, and Iona - Mrs. Stanley Hofstetter). Two sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 28, in charge of Bill Detweiler, Reuben Hofstetter, and Isaac Zuercher.

McCarthy, John G., son of John G. and Theresa (Hale) McCarthy, was born Sept. 12, 1903; died at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, Harrisonville, Mo., Dec 22, 1964; aged 61 y. 3 m. 10 d. In infancy, he was baptized into the Catholic Church, but on Feb 19, 1943, he was baptized into the Mennonite Church at Morton, Ill., and later transferred his membership to the Sycamore Grove Church, Garden City, Mo. On June 4, 1944 he was married to Katherine E. Miller who survives. Also surviving are one son and 2 daughters (John, Mary Kay. and Theresa), and one foster son (Michael). His parents and sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at Sycamore Grove, Dec 26, in charge of Leonard Garber.

Risser, Elam H., son of Henry and Barbara (Brenneman) Risser, was born near Lititz, Pa., Aug. 17, 1876; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) Genera! Hospital, Nov. 26, 1964; aged 88 y. 3 m. 9 d. He was married Mary Eby, who died in 1947. Surviving are one son and 2 daughters (Anne E. Warner, Martin, and Lena E. ­ Mrs. H. William Mitchell), 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a charter member of the Lititz Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 28, in charge of Wilmer H. Eby and Melvin H. Lauver; interment in Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Smucker, Tursa Ann, daughter of Jacob A .and Leah (King) Kauffman, was born in Cass Co., Mo., July 22, 1874; died at West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1964; aged 90 y. 5 m. 1 d. On Jan. 15, 1899, she was married to Joseph Y. Smucker, who died Nov. 17, 1956. Surviving are 3 children (Esther, Leah Belle ­ Mrs. Forrest Kauffman, and Chauncey G.), 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Hartzler, Loma Kauffman, and Mabel - Mrs. Alvin Brenneman). One son, 4 brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 26, in charge of Roy S. Koch.

Snyder, Sabina, daughter of Aaron and Leah (Snyder) Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 31, 1879; died at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, Ont., Dec 7 1964; aged 85 y. 1 m. 6 d. On Oct. 15, 1929, she was married to Urias S. Snyder, who died in February 1956. In January, 1964. she moved to the Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston Ont. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, in charge of J. B. Martin and Milton Schwartzentruber.

Stemen, Addie, daughter of Amos and Lydia (Kaufman) Martin, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., July 31, 1886; died at the home where she was employed, near Chambersburg, Pa., Dec. 5, 1964; aged 78 y. 4 m. 6 d. She was married to Andrew Stemen, who died in August, 1946. Surviving are 2 sisters and one brother (Maggie - Mrs. Jacob Martin, Ida - Mrs. John Frey, and Reuben K.). An infant sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Chambersburg Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 8, in charge of Omar Martin and Harold Hunsecker.

Stutzman, Edna, daughter of John J. and Sarah Miller, was born at Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 17, 1907; died at her home near Lagrange, Ind., Dec. 13, 1964; aged 57 y. 9 m. 26 d. On June 4, 1940, she was married to Dan G. Stutzman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (John, Vernon, Leo, and Duane), 2 grandsons, 5 sisters (Mrs. Maud Prestoc, Anna - Mrs. John Troyer, Delilah - Mrs. Clarence Yoder, Clara ­ Mrs. Cris Swartz, and Marie - Mrs. Harvey Beachey), and 4 brothers (Andy, Ezra, Levi, and Jake). One son and 2 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Plato Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Emma Church, in charge of Willis Troyer and Ivan Miller.

Wenger, Paul S., son of Benjamin G. and Lizzie (Stoner) Wenger, was born at Murrell, Pa., May 22, 1905; died at the Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital, Dec. 17, 1964; aged 59 y. 6 m. 25 d. On Jan. 1, 1938, he was married to Bertha Sensenich, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Miriam A. ­ Mrs. Paul R. Hoffman, Ruth Y., and James S.), 3 grandchildren, one sister (Amanda - Mrs. Ivan G. Weaver), and 3 brothers (Samuel S., Lester B., and John S.). On Dec. 14, 1949, he was ordained as minister for the Metzler Church,
Ephrata, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Metzler Church, Dec. 21, in charge of Eli Sauder and Amos H. Sauder.

Witmer, Jacob S., son of Peter E. and Elizabeth (Strickler) Witmer, was born in Lancaster Co.. Pa., Aug. 10, 1873; died at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 12, 1964; aged 91 y. 4 m. 2 d. He was married to Mary Brubaker, who died in 1924. Surviving are one daughter (Edith), one brother (Peter S.), and one sister (Elizabeth S.). He was a member of the Elizabethtown Church. Funeral services were held at the Lititz Church, Dec. 15, in charge of Melvin Lauver, Clarence E. Lutz, and Walter L. Keener; interment in Kraybill's Cemetery.

Yoder, Genette, daughter of John and Mary Ann (Troyer) Oesch, was born near Emmatown, Lagrange Co., Ind., Dec. 11, 1888; died at her home. Dec. 8, 1964; aged 75 y. 11 m. 27 d. On Dec. 26, 1909, she was married to Perry J. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Harley Wingard), one son (Willard), 2 sisters (Mrs. Frank Blough and Mrs. Rollin Hostetler), 3 brothers (Freeman, Chauncey, and John), and 4 grandchildren. She was a member of the Emma Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 11, in charge of Amos 0. Hostetler and Ivan Miller.

Yoder, Nettie, daughter of Lee and Emma (Miller) Hooley, was born near Wellman, Iowa, July 3, 1895; died Dec. 16, 1964; aged 69 y. 5 m. 13 d. On June 2, 1915, she was married to Omer J. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Russel Lamonte, Kathryn Bernice - Mrs. Daniel Yoder, and Duane Leo), 13 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. William Slabaugh). She was a member of the West Union Church. Memorial services were held at the Wellman Church, Dec. 19, in charge of Gideon G. Yoder, assisted by George S. Miller; interment in West Union Cemetery.

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Blosser, Catherine A., daughter of Jacob and Maggie Lind, was born near Rittman, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1877; died at the Valley Hospital, Van Nuys, Calif., Dec. 15, 1964; aged 87 y. 11 m. 4 d. On Dec. 24, 1897, she was married to Warren Blosser, who died in May, 1946. One son and one daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons (Eben L., Paul M., and Homer W.), 2 brothers (Norman and Monroe), 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Calvary Church, Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 in charge of LeRoy Bechler; interment in the Midway Mennonite Church Cemetery, Columbiana, Ohio.

Brenner, Bernice A., daughter of Henry and Miriam (Hilty) Brenneman, was born at Orrville, Ohio, July 10, 1892; died at Corry, Pa., Dec. 4, 1964; aged 72 y. 4 m. 24 d. On Oct. 6, 1912, she was married to Alfred L. Brenner, who died May 15. 1964. Surviving are 5 children (Martha - Mrs. Rolland Ross, Grace - Mrs. Lester Geiser, Alvin, Sylvia - Mrs. Henry Barber, and Eunice - Mrs. Roger Keiner), one foster son (David), 2 sisters (Mrs. Herman Brenner and Mrs. Ervin Leichty), 20 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Britton Run Church, where her husband had been deacon for many years. Memorial services were held at the Hayes Funeral Home, Spartansburg, Pa., Dec. 5, in charge of Daniel Johns and Arland Miller; funeral services were held at Crown Hill, Rittman, Ohio, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter and Noah Hilty.

Cofer, Emma, daughter of Christian and Ella (Mishler) Ummel, was born at Ness City, Kans., Oct. 6, 1902; died at St. Luke's Hospital, Denver, Colo., Dec. 25, 1964; aged 62 y. 2 m. 19 d. On Sept. 22, 1920, she was married to Floyd Cofer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Ronald, Ethel - Mrs. Lester Mitchell, and Howard), 6 sisters (Mrs. Lula Rogich, Mrs. Saloma Foncanon, Nellie - Mrs. J. L. McNutt, Mary - Mrs. L. C. Duft, Marietta Ummel, and Agnes - Mrs. Bill King). She was a member of the Limon (Colo.) Church. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Denver, on Dec. 29, in charge of Marcus Bishop and Valentine Swartzendruber; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver.

Diller, Leah, daughter of Jacob S. and Elizabeth (Frey) Diller, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., March 15, 1889; died at Pape Convalescent Home, Gettysburg, Pa., Sept. 20, 1964; aged 75 y. 6 m. 5 d. Surviving are one sister (Fannie, with whom she made her home) and 3 brothers (David F., Irvin S., and Silas S.). Two sisters and 4 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Chambersburg Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 23, in charge of Harold L. Hunsecker and Omar R. Martin.

Kipfer, Wilma, daughter of Samuel J. and Violetta (Albrecht) Schrock, was born at Clarence, N.Y., March 10, 1932; died at the Millard Fillmore Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., after an illness of 8 months; aged 32 y. 9 m. 14 d. On June 10, 1951, she was married to Joseph Kipfer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Dallas, Darwin, and Denise), her parents, one brother (Marvin), and one sister (ShirIey - Mrs. Earl Beachy). She was a member of the Alden Church, where
funeral services were held Dec. 27, in charge of David Beachy and Richard W. Yoder; interment in County Line Cemetery.

Kuhns, William, son of William and Susan (Ernest) Kuhns, was born at Chappell, Nebr., Dec. 21, 1919; died at Corry, Pa., Dec. 9, 1964; aged 44 y. 11 m. 20 d. On Jan. 27, 1941, he was married to Beatrice Maxson, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Larry), one daughter (Marcia), 4 sisters and one brother (Mrs. Lester Danner, Mrs. P. L. Stutzman, Mrs. Frank Stutzman, Mrs. Oliver Carter, and Francis). He was a member of the Beaverdam Church. Funeral services were held at the Hayes Funeral Home, Spartansburg, Pa., with interment in the Beaverdam Cemetery; funeral services in charge of Richard Hostetler and Robert Casler.

Landis, J. Willis, son of Benjamin F. and Clara (Miller) Landis, was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., July 25, 1907; died of a heart attack while at work, Nov. 2, 1964; aged 57 y. 3 m. 8 d. On Oct. 10, 1928, he was married to Martha Esbenshade, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Milton B. and Willis E.), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Walter M. and Benjamin M.), and one sister (Esther - Mrs. David Clark). He was a member of the Paradise Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 6, in charge of Clair Eby, Harold Weaver, and Amos Weaver.

Miller, William E., son of Henry and Christina (Shearer) Dietz (adopted son of Emanuel and Mattie Miller), was born at Killbuck, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1892; died at the Pomerene Hospital, Millersburg, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1965; aged 72 y. 2 m. 29 d. On Dec. 28, 1915, he was married to Mary N. Miller, who died in March, 1958. Also preceding him in death were one son and one brother. Surviving are 3 sons (Erwin, Emanuel, and William), 2 daughters (Mrs. Martha Hoxworth and Mrs. Mae Ames), 25 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Bryan, Mrs. Ada Field, and Mrs. Martha Reardon). He was a member of the Berlin Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 3, in charge of Paul Hummel and D. D. Miller.

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Moyer, William M., son of Samuel and Mary (Moyer) Moyer, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Oct. 19, 1874; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 24, 1964; aged 90 y. 2 m. 6 d. His first wife, K. Florence Bishop, died in 1945. His second wife, Elizabeth Cummings, died in 1963. Surviving are one daughter (Edna - Mrs. John C. Kuhn), one son (Gilbert), 2 stepsons, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, a leader in the founding of the Perkasie Mennonite Sunday School in 1909, the Eastern Mennonite Old People's Home, Souderton, in 1914, and the Franconia Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities in 1917. He was the originator of young people's Bible meetings in the Franconia Conference and a regular Sunday-school teacher for more than 50 years. He was also president of the Grand View Hospital Board of Directors from 1939 to
1961, and chairman of the Board from 1961 until his death. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at the Blooming Glen Church in charge of Richard C. Detweiler.

Platt, Frank, son of Alfred and Florence (Danner) Platt, was born in Sparta Twp., Pa.,
Aug. 24, 1884; died at the Corry Hospital, Corry, Pa., Dec. 12, 1964; aged 80 y. 3 m. 18 d. On Aug. 24, 1905, he was married to Lillian Potter, who died March 23, 1921. On Dec. 8, 1941, he was married to Merna Peeples, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Marjorie - Mrs. Laurance Snapp, Ethelyn - Mrs. Ralph McAnimeh, Dorothy - Mrs. Wirt Ingram, and Gale), 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was baptized and became a member of the Britton Run Church on Nov. 12, 1964. Funeral services were held at the Hays Funeral Home,
Spartansburg, on Dec. 15, in charge of Daniel Johns; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Schrock, Ida Sovina, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Miller) Miller, was born at Charm, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1895; died at Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 27, 1964; aged 69 y. 3 m. On May 29, 1913, she was married to Noah H. Schrock, who died June 18, 1956. Surviving are 6 children (Lydia Winger, Henry, Mahlon, Martha Martin, Willard, and Roman), one sister (Mrs. John Henry Yoder), and 2 brothers (Jerry and Henry). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Tuttle Avenue Church. Funeral services were held at the Clarence Center, N.Y., Church, Dec. 2, in charge of Richard Bender and Aaron Stem; interment in Clarence Center.

Schueck, Ervin F., son of Henry Y. and Sarah (Frederick) Schueck, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Dec. 25, 1877; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 29, 1964; aged 87 y. 4 d. On March 18, 1899, he was married to Evelyn Kratz, who died Dec. 29, 1962. Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Lloyd K., Earl K., and Sara - Mrs. Harvey H. Kronmaier), 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Joseph). He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 2, in charge of Leroy Godshall and Curtis Bergey.

Stauffer, Christian H., son of Jacob and Susan (Hernley) Stauffer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 4, 1877; died at the Community Hospital, Ephrata, Pa., Nov. 29, 1964; aged 87 y. 8 m. 29 d. On Oct. 7, 1900, he was married to Fannie Winner, who died July 27, 1962. Surviving are one daughter (Suey - Mrs. J. Melvin Oberholtzer, of Ephrata, Pa., with whom he last resided), a foster daughter (Lizzie
S. Witmer), 6 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death 3 months. He was a member of the Hammer Creek Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 3, in charge of Parke Heller, Isaac K. Sensenig, and Ira Good.

Steckley, Ida Mae, daughter of John and Arminda (Hochstetler) Brenneman, was born at Kalona, Iowa, May 1, 1895; died at her home, Joetown, Iowa, Dec. 20, 1964; aged 69 y. 7 m. 19 d. On Dec. 22, 1915, she was married to Sam R. Steckley, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Rollin, Dale, and Dean), one daughter (Mrs. Robert Donavan), 4 sisters (Mrs. Eli Yoder, Mrs. Truman Erb, Mrs. Richard Yoder, and Mrs. Harold Miller), 3 brothers (Henry, John, and Leroy), and 20 grandchildren. One daughter, one sister, and 3 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of
the First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, where funeral services were held in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber and Wilbur Nachtigall.

Umble, Anna E., daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Esch) Kauffman, was born near Paradise, Pa., April 22, 1889; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Nov. 11, 1964; aged 75 y. 6 m. 20 d. On Jan. 8, 1914, she was married to Elam H. Umble, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (R. Clair, Calvin, and Mary - Mrs. Herman Glick), one sister (Mrs. Priscilla Kennel), and 3 brothers (John E., Elam B., and Elmer J.). She was a member of the Maple Grove Church, Atglen, Pa., where funeral services were held Nov. 14, in charge of Aaron F. Stoltzfus, Abner Stoltzfus, and
Calvin Kennel; interment in Millwood Cemetery.

Warner, Annie B., daughter of William and Katie (Brubaker) Hoffine, was born in East Donegal Twp., Pa., May 20, 1879; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 10, 1964; aged 85 y. 4 m. 20 d. On June 2, 1900, she was married to William Warner, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mount Joy and Kraybill Church for 49 years. She was the last of her immediate family. Funeral services were held from the Oreville Home by Henry W. Frank and Landis Brubaker; interment in Kraybill Cemetery.

Weldy, Timothy, son of Jacob and Hannah (Null) Weldy, was born at Wakarusa, Ind.,
Jan. 28, 1886; died at Milford, Ind., Dec. 22, 1964; aged 78 y. 10 m. 24 d. On Oct. 29, 1904, he was married to Ella Brenneman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and 3 sons (Orpha - Mrs. Harvey D. Weaver, Floyd, Rubedean - Mrs. Jesse Hochstetler, Florence - Mrs. John J. Miller, Maxine - Mrs. Clyde Hershberger, Robert, and Francis), 30 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one grandson and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the North Main Street Church, Nappanee, Ind., where funeral services were held Dec. 24, in charge
of Harold Myers and Richard Yoder; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Witmer, Jacob S., son of Peter E. and Elizabeth (Strickler) Witmer, was horn in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 10, 1873; died at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 12, 1964; aged 91 y. 4 m. 2 d. He was married to Mary Brubaker, who died in 1924. Surviving are one daughter (Edith Witmer), one sister (Elizabeth S. Witmer), and one brother (Peter S.). He was a member of the Elizabethtown Church. Funeral services were held at the Lititz Church, Dec. 15, in charge of Melvin Lauver, W. L. Keener,
and Clarence E. Lutz; interment in Kraybill Cemetery, Mt. Joy, Pa.

Yoder, Albert W., son of Aaron and Sarah (Mast) Yoder, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio,
Feb. 27, 1883; died at Sugarcreek, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1964; aged 81 y. 9 m. 23 d. On Feb. 19, 1910, he was married to Iva L. Gerber, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 4 daughters (Delmer, Ralph, Roy, and Paul, Elsie - Mrs. Andrew Beachy, Irene - Mrs. Daniel Chupp, Gladys - Mrs. Jose Nunez, and Louella), 2 sisters (Mrs. Chas. Wingire and Mrs. R. E. Fair), one brother (William), 33 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral
services were held Dec. 23, in charge of Paul R. Miller, assisted by Eldon King.

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Arment, Ralph, son of John. and Ida (Rowe) Arment. was born at Strasburg, Pa., Aug. 2, 1881; died at the Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital, Dec. 23, 1964; aged 83 y. 4 m. 21 d. His first wife, Lizzie Martin Arment, died in 1937. Surviving are his second wife, Esther Newswanger Arment, 11 children (Barbara - Mrs. Clarence Stoltzfus, Anna - Mrs. Benjamin Zeiset, Isaac, Ralph, Edith - Mrs. Charles Bowman, Ida - Mrs. Steven Stoltzfus, Amos, Jay, Leon, Lovina, and Janet), 36 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers and sisters (Amos, Mrs. Lizzie Snyder, Ella - Mrs. Elmer Bleecher, John, and Susan - Mrs. Walter Steiger). He was a member of the Old Road Church, Gap, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Church, Dec. 26, in charge of Clair Eby, Richard Buckwalter, and Alvin Martin.

Bast, Emma, daughter of Daniel B. 0. and Nancy (Lichti) Schmidt, was born in Mornington Twp., Ont., May 22, 1897; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 18, 1964; aged 67 y. 6 m. 25 d. On June 5, 1917, she was married to Solomon Bast, who survives, and who is pastor of the Zion Church, Wellesley, Ont. Also surviving are 4 children Delton, Eilene - Mrs. Gordon Hallman, Laurene - Mrs. Stanley Zehr, and Janet - Mrs. Kenneth Davidson) and 13 grandchildren. Two children died in infancy; 2 sisters also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Zion Church. Funeral services were held at the Maple View Church, Wellesley, Dec. 20, in charge of Christian Streicher, assisted by Henry Yantzi and Ephraim Gingerich.

Bauman, Elaine Marie, daughter of Aden and Rebecca (Martin) Bauman, was born at
Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 5, 1964; died at the Toronto Sick Children's Hospital, of a heart condition, Jan. 1, 1965; aged 27 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters and one brother (Pauline, Delphine, and Marcus). Funeral services were held at the Elmira Church, Jan. 3, in charge of Howard S. Bauman.

Christner, Emma Estalena, daughter of Martin and Anna (Klopfinstein) Conrad, was born in Henry Co., Iowa, March 5, 1876; died at her home in Henry Co., Jan. 4, 1965; aged 88 y. 9 m. 30 d. On Feb. 8, 1899, she was married to Christian E. Christner, who died Dec. 2, 1951. Surviving are 2 sons (Irvin and Ralph), 4 daughters (Nina - Mrs. Joseph Unternahrer, Florence - Mrs. Herman Leichty, Erna - Mrs. Jesse Roth, and Verda - Mrs. Glen Reschly), 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and one sister. One sister, one brother, and 2 great-grandchildren also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Church, where funeral services were held Jan.
6, in charge of Simon Gingerich, Robert Hartzler, and Vernon S. Gerig.

Denlinger, Mary L., daughter of Abram and Annie (Landis) Groff, was born in Leacock Twp., Pa., Feb. 20, 1877; died at the Welsh Mountain Home, New Holland, Pa., Dec. 19, 1964; aged 87 y. 9 m. 29 d. Her husband, Aaron H. Denlinger, died in 1960. Surviving are 2 sons (Landis G. and Daniel G.), 17 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a member of the Mellinger Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 22, in charge of Harry Lefever and Nelson Landis.

Detweiler, Rachel, daughter of Rachel Myers, was born Oct. 24, 1872; died at Plumsteadville, Pa., Sept. 27, 1964; aged 91 y. 11 m. 3 d. She was married to Samuel G. Detweiler, who died in May, 1952. Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters, 26 grandchildren, 48 great-grand-children, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Three sons and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 30, in charge of Abram W. Yothers and Joseph Gross.

Gamber, Emma S., daughter of George and Mary (Sahm) Beamesderfer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 1, 1878; died at the Kanagy Nursing Home, Bird in Hand, Pa., Nov. 20, 1964; aged 86 y. 8 m. 19 d. On Oct. 3, 1901, she was married to David S. Gamber. They observed their 63rd wedding anniversary. Surviving are 2 children (Myra G. - Mrs. Roy L. Good and Arthur B.), 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Landis Valley Church. Funeral services were held at the Beck Funeral Home, Lititz, Pa., Nov. 23, in charge of Ira D. Landis and Levi M. Weaver; interment in Landis Valley Cemetery.

Gerber, John H., son of Lev; and Mattie (Schrock) Gerber, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Aug. 21, 1888; died at Canton, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1964; aged 76 y. 4 m. In 1914, he was married to Alta Umstead, who died in 1937. In 1942, he was married to Mrs. Adda Scheu, who died March 27, 1964. Surviving are 6 sons (Orias, Willard, Walter, Palmer, Clyde, and Russel), one daughter (Mrs. Helen Clay), 5 stepchildren, 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers (Marvin, Roy, Monroe, Ora, and William), and 3 sisters (Verna - Mrs. Alvin Gardner, Lizzie - Mrs. Lester Snyder, and Naomi - Mrs. John Stress. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Church. Funeral services were held at the DeVoignes Funeral Home, Dec. 24, in charge of Paul R. Miller; interment in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Gochenaur, E. Lizzie, daughter of Samuel and Emma (Martin) Hess, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 18, 1871; died en route to the Lancaster General Hospital, Dec. 8, 1964; aged 92 y. 11 m. 20 d. On Feb. 15, 1893, she was married to Harry Gochenaur, who died Nov. 29, 1935. Two sons preceded her in death. She was the last of her immediate family. Surviving are 3 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the New Providence Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 12, in charge of Clyde Hostetter and Paul Myer.

Good, Fannie M., daughter of Elias and Catherine Miller, was born at Springs, Pa., Jan. 25, 1885; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 19, 1964; aged 78 y. 10 m. 24 d. On May 19, 1922, she was married to Allan Good, who died in 1942. Her husband was a minister, and together they founded the mission in Portland, Oreg., and spent practically their entire lifetime in mission work. Surviving are 2 children (Ruth Krady and Paul), 9 grandchildren, one brother (Ira E.), and one sister (Estie Yoder). She was a member of the Perkasie Church, where memorial services were held Dec. 22. Private graveside services were held Dec. 21, in charge of James M. Lapp and Richard C. Detweiler.

Halteman, Milton H, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., June 25, 1884; died at Harleysville, Pa., Sept. 26, 1964; aged 80 y. 3 m. 1 d. On Jan. 13, 1906, he was married to Lizzie Ann Landis, who died Feb. 1, 1952. Surviving are 3 foster children (Mrs. Henry Landis, Jacob Landis, and Roland Hunsberger). He was a member of the Towamencin Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 1, in charge of Ellis Mack and Harold Fly.

Harner, Philip Henry, son of John Jacob and Mary (Smith) Harner, was born at Waynesboro, Va., Nov. 11, 1883; died at Waynesboro, Sept. 10, 1964; aged 80 y. 9 m. 30 d. He was first married to Maymie Weaver, who died March 15, 1951. On Aug. 26, 1956, he was married to Ester Farrer, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Mrs. Gladys Benner, Hazel - Mrs. James Williams, Ressie - Mrs. Addison L. Boehnent, Emily - Mrs. Waid Heatwole, Mildred - Mrs. Winfred Showalter, and
Welby - Mrs. Daniel Huber), 2 sons (Roy H. and John J.), one stepdaughter, one sister (Mrs. Rosalie Barnett), 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Hildebrand Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 12, in charge of Marion C. Weaver, assisted by Perry A. Burkholder.

Hostetter, David C., son of Aaron and Lizzie (Charles) Hostetter, was born Aug. 28, 1890; died Nov. 26, 1964; aged 74 y. 2 m. 29 d. On Nov. 20, 1919, he was married to Elizabeth R. Shuman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mary and Elizabeth), 2 sons (Daniel and David, Jr.), 9 grandchildren, one brother and one sister (Aaron C. and Mary C.). Death resulted from injuries received in a fall on Sept. 28; he never regained consciousness. He was a member of the Millersville Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 30, in charge of Abram Charles, Benjamin Eshbach, and Herbert Fisher.

Hunsberger, Steven Ray, infant son of Arlin K. and Naomi (Derstine) Hunsberger, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was born prematurely while his parents were home from Haiti for the month of December, Dec. 26, 1964; died 56 minutes after birth. Surviving are one brother (David Michael), one sister (Sally Ann), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David D. Derstine and Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Hunsberger). Graveside services were held at Blooming Glen Church Cemetery, Dec. 28, in charge of Richard Detweiler.

Jantzi, Anna, daughter of Christian and Mary (Jantzi) Kennel, was born at Wellesley, Ont., Oct. 27, 1883; died at Lowville, N.Y., Dec. 5, 1964; aged 81 y. 1 m. 8 d. On Oct. 20, 1904, she was married to Christian 0. Jantzi, who died July 18, 1954. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Marie Nafziger), 4 sons (Dan, Vernon, Marvin, and Emory), 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one brother (Dan), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mattie Kaufman and Mrs. Wesley Stutzman). One infant son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Lowville-Croghan A.M. Church. Funeral services were held at the Croghan A.M. Church, Dec. 8, in charge of Richard Zehr, Joseph Nafziger, and Elias Zehr.

Kennell, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Steider) Bachman, was born in Metamora Twp., Ill., Feb. 4, 1870; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John E. Hostetler, Roanoke, Ill., Dec. 12, 1964; aged 94 y. 10 m. 8 d. On Oct. 16, 1888, she was married to John W. Kennell, who died Feb. 4, 1946. Three sons, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son and 3 daughters (Barbara - Mrs. Ben Zoss, Solomon S., Edna - Mrs. Chris Zoss, and Amanda - Mrs. John E. Hostetler), 26 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Linn A.M. Church, Dec. 14, with Harold Hostetler, Christy Christner, and Dan Hostetler officiating; interment in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.

Lantz, Lois M., daughter of Paul L. and Anna Mac (Newcomer) Graybill, was born at Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 23, 1943; died at the New York Hospital of cancer, Sept. 28, 1964; aged 21 y. 1 m. 5 d. On April 20, 1963, she was married to Richard K. Lantz, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Gladys - Mrs. Leavitt Keener and Jean), one brother (J. Lloyd), and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Graybill). One brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Ridgeview Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 1, in charge of Aaron Stoltzfus and Earl Wert.

Martin, Baby, daughter of Laverne and Norma (Bauman) Martin, Fisherville, Ont., was born at the Dunnville Memorial Hospital, Jan. 2, 1965, and died at birth. Surviving are the parents, one brother (Frederick Dale), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Abs. S. Bauman and Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel R. Martin). Interment in Lakeshore Cemetery, Selkirk, Jan. 3, in charge of Orrie E. Gingrich.

Miller, Ben M, son of Joseph J. and Mary (Bender) Miller, was born at Kalona, Iowa, April 3, 1897; died at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Dec. 30, 1964; aged 67 y. 8 m. 27 d. On June 4, 1918, he was married to Cora Miller, who died April 27. 1958. Surviving are 5 children (Alta - Mrs. Morris Swartzendruber, Cecil, Ila - Mrs. Ellis Swartzendruber, Grace - Mrs. Paul D. Miller, and Marjorie - Mrs. Arthur Roth), 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Maggie Miller), and 4 brothers (Chris, Dennis, Joseph, and Jake). He was a member of the Sunnyside Conservative Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 2, in charge of David L. Yoder and John Ropp; interment in Fairview Church Cemetery.

Miller, Mark, son of Thomas H. and Sarah E. (Miller) Miller, was born at Goshen, Ind., Oct. 13, 1964; died at the home from pneumonia, Dec. 30, 1964; aged 2 m. 17 d. Surviving are his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters (Beulah, James, Emanuel, Naomi, Laban, Daniel, Alpha, and Sharon), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Miller), and one great-grandmother (Mrs. Mary Miller). Funeral services were held at the Woodlawn A.M., Church, Dec. 31, in charge of Elam Hochstetler and Daniel Bontrager; interment in Miller Cemetery.

Rice, Sallie H., was born Feb. 26, 1882; died at the home of a daughter, Nov. 17, 1964; aged 82 y. 8 m. 22 d. She was married to Erwin Y. Rice, who died in 1948. Surviving are 3 daughters, one son, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 22, in charge of Erwin Nace.

Rohrer, Harvey E., son of Isaac T. and Catherine (Lehman) Rohrer, was born at North Lima, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1891; died at Columbiana, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1965; aged 73 y. 10 m. 28 d. On Jan. 23, 1919, he was married to Maggie Kurtz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Elsie - Mrs. Leonard Linder, Esther - Mrs. Wayne Miller, and Leonard) and 6 grandchildren. He was a member of the North Lima Church. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church, Jan. 12, in charge of David Steiner, assisted by other ministers.

Wenger, Anna M., widow of Elam M. Wenger, died of a gastro-intestinal hemorrhage at her home, Bareville, Pa., Dec. 29, 1964; aged 81 y. 11 m. 17 d. Although she had been in failing health for 9 years, her death followed an illness of less than one day. Surviving are 5 daughters (Esther, Mabel, formerly of Stanleyville, Belgian Congo, Edna, Alta - Mrs. Robert Garber, Deder, Ethiopia, and Grace), one sister (Katherine Myer), and several foster grandchildren. She was a member of the Groffdale Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 2, in charge of Eli Sauder, Curvin Buchen, and Amos Sauder.

Zigler, James N., son of Andrew and Melinda (Smith) Zigler, was born at Keezletown, Va., May 23, 1874; died at the Rockingham (Va.) Memorial Hospital, July 21, 1964; aged 90 y. 1 m. 28 d. His first wife, the former Virginia Taylor, died 53 years ago; his second wife, the former Jennie Knupp, died in 1963. Surviving are 2 daughters, 4 sons, 22 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 2 stepsons. He was a member of the Zion Church, where funeral services were held July 24, in charge of J. Ward
Shank, assisted by Glenn Gamer; burial in Lacy Spring Cemetery.

Zimmerman, Betty Marian, daughter of Frank W. and Alma (Irvin) Nauman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 18, 1927; died in an automobile-truck accident, due to icy roads, Jan. 2, 1965; aged 37 y. 5 m. 15 d. She was married to Frank M. Zimmerman, who survives. Also surviving are her father and step-mother, 3 children (Jean, Marilyn, and Kurt), and 4 brothers (Frank Stanley, Jay Earl, Charles Raymond, and Harold Wilbur). She was a member of the Lititz Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 5, in charge of Homer D. Bomberger and Melvin H. Lauver; interment in Hernley Cemetery.

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