BECK, Clara, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Goldsmith) Roth, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1902; died at the Detweiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, May 14, 1966; aged 64 y. 3 m. 4 d. On March 20, 1920, she was married to Solomon Beck, who died Oct. 5, 1958. Surviving are 5 daughters and 2 sons (Beulah - Mrs. Jesse Armstrong, Ilva - Mrs. David Bontrager, Irene - Mrs. Paul Meyer, Doris - Mrs. Roger Short, Betty - Mrs. Roland Richer, Edwin, and Richard), one brother (Aaron), 21 grandchildren, and 4 stepgrandchildren. She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held May 17, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche and Dale Wyse.
HOLMES, George William, son of William S. and Mary (Faubles) Holmes, was born in Frederick Co., Md., April 14, 1877; died at the Reeder Nursing Home, Boonsboro, Md., April 22, 1966; aged 89 y. 8 d. Surviving are one daughter, 2 sons, 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. He was the first member of the Yarrowsburg Mennonite Church, accepting the Lord only 3 months before his death. Funeral services were held at the Bast Funeral Home, April 25, with Amos E. Horst officiating.
IMMEL, Alvin, son of John and Anna (Hostetler) Immel, was born at Shanesville, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1887; died at the Union Hospital, Dover, Ohio, May 19, 1966; aged 78 y. 8 m. 10 d. On July 20, 1907, he was married to Malinda Sommers, who died Feb. 19, 1954. Surviving are 2 daughters (Verna and Iona - Mrs. Lynn Kuhns), one son (Walter E.), 6 sisters (Mrs. Mel Hecker, Mrs. Noah Keim, Mrs. Alta Wright, Mrs. Russel Hershberger, Mrs. Roy Ludwig, and Mrs. Cloyse Snyder), 3 brothers (Garrison, Walter, and Elmer), 9 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. One son and 2 daughters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral services were held May 21, with Paul R. Miller officiating.
KAUFFMAN, Chester A., son of Solomon and Sadie (Mast) Kauffman, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 5, 1891; died at his home, Shanesville, Ohio, March 23, 1966; aged 74 y. 3 m. 18 d. On March 12, 1927, he was married to Sadie Mast, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Norma - Mrs. Thomas Hamsher), 2 sons (Glen and David), 12 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Merna, Ruth, Mrs. Lee Nafziger, Mrs. Esther Troyer, and Mrs. John D. Hershberger), and 2 brothers (Mast and Fred). Two sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Millersburg Church. Funeral services were held at the Martin's Creek Church, March 26, with Paul Lantz and Paul R. Miller officiating.
KING, Annie Levetta, daughter of Isaac and Martha King, was born in Cass Co., Mo., Oct. 28, 1870; died at the Mennonite Nursing Home, La Junta, Colo., May 10, 1966; aged 95 y. 6 m. 12 d. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. She had made her home with the J.B. Shenk family; for the past ten years she had been a resident of the Mennonite Nursing Home. She was a member of the East Holbrook Church, where services were held May 14, in charge of Lee J. Miller.
LEPPERD, S. Earl, was born July 24, 1893; died at his home, Elizabethtown, Pa., May 19, 1966; aged 72 y. 9 m. 25 d. On June 12, 1913, he was married to Jennie Baker. Surviving are 3 brothers (Mahlon, Benjamin, and John) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Kathryn Bard, Mrs. Martha Hossler, and Mrs. Rhoda Smeltzer). He was a member of the Stauffer Church, where funeral services were held May 21, with Clarence E. Lutz and J. Frank Zeager officiating.
MAST, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Kline) Crilow, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 22, 1878; died at the Pomerene Memorial Hospital, May 4, 1966; aged 87 y. 6 m. 12 d. On Nov. 11, 1907, she was married to Samuel Mast, who died in May, 1945. Surviving are 2 daughters (Ila - Mrs. Roman Weaver and Elva - Mrs. Marion Krabill), one son (Abram), 2 sisters (Mrs. Monroe Hershberger and Mrs. Cora Gilt), one brother (Alvin), 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Three infant children, one sister, 4 brothers, 2 grandsons, and one great-grandchild also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Martin's Creek Church, where funeral services were held May 7, with Roman Stutzman and Warren Miller officiating.
NELSON, Hubert, was born at Lanesville, W. Va., March 11, 1910; died at the Morgantown (W. Va.) Hospital, April 21, 1966; aged 56 y. 1 m. 10 d. Surviving are his wife, Lona Tingler Nelson, 8 brothers (some half brothers), and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Lanesville Church, where funeral services were held April 25, with Warren Kratz officiating, assisted by Olie W. Nelson.
NOFZIGER, Amanda, daughter of Elias and Mary (Frey) Nofziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1883; died at her home in Pettisville, Ohio, May 13, 1966; aged 82 y. 8 m. 23 d. Surviving are one sister (Ida U.) and 2 brothers (Simon and Sam H.). She was a member of the Central Church. Funeral services were held at the Grisier Funeral Home, May 15, with Charles H. Gautsche officiating; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
ROTH, Jean, daughter of Daniel and the late Lavina (Schwartzentruber) Lichti, was born at Rockton, Ont., Feb. 24, 1934; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., March 18, 1966; aged 32 y. 22 d. On Sept. 3, 1955, she was married to Arthur R. Roth, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Dennis), her father and stepmother, and one stepsister. She was a member of Steinman's Church, where funeral services were held March 20, in charge of Orland Gingerich, Albert Zehr, and Elmer Schwartzentruber.
SCHMIDT, Stanley, son of Samuel and Veronica (Bast) Schmidt, was born at Baden, Ont., April 20, 1910; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., April 28, 1966; aged 56 y. 8 d. He was married to Elda Jutzi, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Shirley - Mrs. Daniel Zehr and Ferne), 3 grandchildren, and one brother (Lloyd). One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of Steinman's Church, where funeral services were held May 1, with Orland Gingerich, Elmer Schwartzentruber, and Albert Zehr officiating.
SCHWARTZENTRUBER, Mary, daughter of Chris and Barbara (Wagler) Jantzi, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Nov. 11, 1893; died at her home, April 17, 1966; aged 72 y. 6 m. 6 d. On Dec. 24, 1916, she was married to Chris E. Schwartzentruber, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Earl and Paul), 2 daughters (Helen - Mrs. Delton Boshart and Ruth - Mrs. Roy Schlegel), 2 brothers (Aaron and Allan), 21 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a member of Steinman's Church, where funeral services were held April 20, with Elmer Grove and Elmer Schwartzentruber officiating.
SNADER, Amelia, daughter of John P. and Katie (Nye) Wadel, was born near Pinola, Pa., Nov. 7, 1908; died unexpectedly at her home in Chambersburg, Pa., April 28, 1966; aged 57 y. 5 m. 21 d. She was married to Clarence W. Snader, who survives. Also surviving are 2 step-daughters (Mrs. Amos Lefever and Mrs. Raymond Stauffer), one foster son (Donald Paulus), 4 brothers (Harry S., Laban S., Norman D., and Noah B.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Harry Ebersole, Mrs. Norman Lehman, and Mrs. Robert F. Crider). She was a member of the Cedar Street Church. Funeral services were held at the Rowe Church, in charge of Norman H. Martin and Aden K. Diller.
TENNIS, Samuel J., son of Samuel and Fannie (Fackler) Tennis, was born in Dauphin Co., Pa., March 10, 1879; died at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., April 13, 1966; aged 87 y. 3 m. 3 d. He was married to Cora Ebersole, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Jacob and Mary) and 10 grandchildren. He was a member of Dohner's Church, Annville, Pa. Funeral services were held at Gingrich Church, April 17, in charge of Aaron Shank, Martin Weaver, and Robert Miller.
WAGLER, Roger Lorne, son of Lorne and Dora (Nafziger) Wagler, was born at Shakespeare, Ont., June 6, 1950; was killed instantly in a car-truck accident, March 18, 1966; aged 15 y. 9 m. 13 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister (Carolyn), 2 brothers (Larry and Myron), and grandparents (Mrs. Noah Wagler and Peter Nafziger). He was a member of the Steinman's Church, where funeral services were held March 22, in charge of Albert Zehr, Orland Gingerich, and Elmer Schwartzentruber.
WENGER, Ethel, daughter of Henry and Lydia (Garges) Rosenberger, was born at Chalfont, Pa., July 26, 1922; died at Flemington, N.J., of multiple pulmonary infarcts, May 5, 1966; aged 43 y. 9 m. 9 d. On Jan. 31, 1942, she was married to Warren M. Wenger, who survives. She served with her husband in the pastorate at Lambertville, N.J., since 1955, and was active as a spiritual counselor and teacher among the women of the church community. Also surviving are 3 sons (Lawrence R., Galen R., and Karl M.). She was a member of the Lambertville Church. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Church, May 9, in charge of David Derstine and Richard Detweiler.
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BAER, Elizabeth, daughter of Eli and Nancy (Cressman) Good, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., June 18, 1895; died at Stratford Hospital, May 15, 1966; aged 70 y. 10 m. 27 d. On Sept. 10, 1919, she was married to Ezra Baer, who died Jan. 2, 1936. Surviving are 5 sons (Morgan, Elmer, Curtis, Orval, and Wayne), one daughter (Erma), 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Amos, Jonas, Moses, and Joseph), and 2 sisters (Annie - Mrs. Allen Cressman and Almeta - Mrs. Angus Gingerich). Two sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Avon Church. Memorial services were held at the Geiger Church, with Kenneth R. Bender and Curtis C. Cressman officiating; interment in Mannheim Cemetery.
BERGEY, Jacob S., son of John and Elizabeth (Simmons) Bergey, was born at Lederach, Pa., May 8, 1886; died at Unionville, Pa., April 14, 1966; aged 79 y. 11 m. 6 d. On Dec. 12, 1903, he was married to Margaret Landis, who died in Sept. 1953. Surviving are 3 sons (Norman L., Loaden L., and Jacob L.), one daughter (Mrs. Carrie Bergey), 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters. He was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held April 17, with Henry L. Ruth officiating, assisted by Joseph Moyer.
BURKHOLDER, Maria, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Lehman) Frey, was born in Scotland, Pa., Dec. 28, 1890; died at her home, Scotland, Jan. 1, 1966; aged 75 y. 4 d. Her husband, Samuel J. Burkholder, preceded her on July 8, 1942. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Albert Cover and Mrs. Chester Clough), 4 sons (Mervin F., Edgar F., Harry F., and Paul H.), 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Emma Frey). She was a member of the Chambersburg Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 4, with Omar R. Martin and Harold L. Hunsecker officiating.
CLEMMER, Elmer F., son of John K. and Elizabeth (Freed) Clemmer, was born at Franconia, Pa., April 2, 1883; died at Sellersville, Pa., April 29, 1966; aged 83 y. 27 d. In April, 1900, he was married to Alice Greaser, who died in 1960. Two sons also preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 sons (John H., Paul R., Roy R., Curtis H., and Harvey A.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Bessie Kratz and Mrs. Mary Place), 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held May 4, with John E. Lapp and Henry L. Ruth officiating.
CLEMMER, Elmer K., son of Henry and Mary (Kulp) Clemmer, was born in Salford Twp., Pa., Jan. 28, 1879; died at Rockhill Mennonite Home, Sellersville, Pa., March 22, 1966; aged 87 y. 1 m. 22 d. On Dec. 1, 1900, he was married to Katie Bergey, who survives. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, some great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sallie Freed and Mrs. Horace Shisler). Two children preceded him in death. He was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held March 26, with Henry L. Ruth officiating, assisted by Willard C. Shisler.
COULTER, William Jones, son of Peter and Annie (Reese) Coulter, was born at Lancaster, Pa., June 3, 1884; died at Village Vista Nursing Home, Lancaster, Pa., May 2, 1966; aged 81 y. 10 m. 29 d. He was married to Irene Smelty, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Howard E. Campbell), one son (William S.), 4 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church. Funeral services were held at the Snyder and Iredale Funeral Home, May 5, with James M. Shank officiating.
FEDERSPIEL, Gretchen Mae, daughter of Ida M. and the late Peter J. Steckley, was born at Batavia, N.Y., Nov. 5, 1939; died instantly in an auto-truck collision at Pembroke, N.Y., May 5, 1966; aged 26 y. 6 m. On July 2, 1960, she was married to James Federspiel, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Heidi Lin), her mother, 3 sisters (Mrs. Charles Vergien, Mrs. Richard Steinman, and Stella Steckley), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joni D. Yoder). She was a member of the Clarence Center Church, where funeral services were held May 7, with D. Edward Diener officiating, assisted by J.B. Martin; interment in Good Cemetery.
GEHMAN, Aaron W., son of Henry and Anna (Weber) Gehman, was born at Bowmansville, Pa., May 1, 1909; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) Osteopathic Hospital, May 17, 1966; aged 57 y. 16 d. On June 8, 1930, he was married to Florence Baker, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 6 children (Donald H., Paul J., Joyce, Janet, Margaret, and Carol), 2 foster children (William Neashey and Mary Beth Frankhouser), 7 grandchildren, and 6 brothers and sisters (John W., Allen W., Mrs. Silas Good, Elsie, Mrs. Clair Youndt, and Mary W.). Funeral services were held at the Hershey Church, May 20, in charge of Clair J. Hershey, Clair B. Eby, and Sanford Hershey.
HECKLER, John M., son of George P. and Angeline (Miller) Heckler, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Nov. 2, 1874; died at Sellersville, Pa., March 18, 1966; aged 91 y. 4 m. 16 d. Surviving are some nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held March 21, with Henry L. Ruth officiating.
HOSTETLER, Barbara, daughter of Henry N. and Malinda (Beechy) Hostetler, was born near Berlin, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1898; died at her home, Millersburg, Ohio, May 19, 1966; aged 68 y. 3 m. 28 d. Surviving are 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Ira, Perry, Jonas, Anna - Mrs. Amos Yoder, and Vesta). She was a member of the Martin's Creek Church, where funeral services were held, with Roman Stutzman and Warren Miller officiating.
HOSTETLER, Milton B., son of Solomon and Alice (Blickensderfer) Hostetler, was born near Shanesville, Ohio, June 23, 1882; died at Union Hospital, Dover, Ohio, May 27, 1966; aged 83 y. 11 m. 4 d. On March 19, 1905, he was married to Mattie Miller, who died Jan. 25, 1952. Two brothers and 3 sisters also preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Orris, Lloyd, Carl, Alice - Mrs. Glen Mast, and Mary Esther - Mrs. Len Osborne), 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. In 1938 he was ordained to the Christian ministry to serve the Kolb and Longenecker congregations, and continued serving Longenecker after Kolb was closed until 1954. He continued active in the Sunday school, teaching after his retirement from the ministry. He was a member of the Longenecker Church. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church, May 29, with Albert C. Slabach and Paul R. Miller officiating.
KING, Elsie May, daughter of Elmer and Sarah (Blank) King, was born at Garden City, Mo., Sept. 18, 1905; died after a long illness at the Lakeside Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., May 21, 1966; aged 60 y. 8 m. 3 d. Surviving are 5 sisters (Fern - Mrs. Archie King, Nellie, with whom she lived for the past 16 years, Erma - Mrs. Albert Schrock, Orpha - Mrs. Glen King, and Alice - Mrs. Ralph Stutzman). She was a member of the Sycamore Grove Church, Garden City, where funeral services were held May 24, with Earl B. Eberly officiating; interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
KIRKENDALL, Charles, son of Noah W. and Mary (Krone) Kirkendall, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Dec. 25, 1907; died of cancer at St. Mary's Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn., April 22, 1966; aged 58 y. 3 m. 28 d. He was married to Eva Good, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Lucille - Mrs. Melvin Koppes), 3 sons ( La Verne, Marlin, and Melvin), 4 sisters (Mrs. John Hanefield, Mrs. Edna Hanefield, Mrs. Jay Troyer, and Mrs. Earl Buchmaster), 3 brothers (Lewis, La Verne, and Everett), and 5 grandchildren. He was a member of the Knoxville Church. Funeral services were held at the Mynott Chapel, April 24, with Elmer Yoder and Merlin Good officiating; interment in Lynhurst Cemetery.
LEIS, Ezra, son of Daniel and Magdalena (Erb) Leis, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Oct. 25, 1897; died at his home in Wellesley, April 20, 1966; aged 68 y. 5 m. 26 d. On April 25, 1920, he was married to Elizabeth Wagler, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Mahlon, Harold, and Herbert), 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Christian and Peter), and one sister (Sarah - Mrs. Aaron Jantzi). One brother and one sister predeceased him. He was a member of the Maple View Church, where memorial services were held April 24, with Alvin Leis and Steve Gerber in charge.
MOYER, Lydia L., daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Lewis) Freed, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., May 3, 1883; died at the Angeline Nursing Home, Montgomeryville, Pa., May 22, 1966; aged 83 y. 19 d. She was married to Abraham F. Moyer, who died in 1960. Surviving are 2 sons (Abraham F. and Curtis), one sister (Mrs. Susan Kulp), 9 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Two sons preceded her in death. She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held May 26, with Leroy Godshall and Curtis Bergey officiating; interment in Conservative Mennonite Cemetery.
READE, George Wesley, son of Samuel and Carrie (Harra) Reade, was born at Onslow, Iowa, Sept. 18, 1886; died at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, March 8, 1966; aged 79 y. 6 m. 10 d. He was married to Nona Cook, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Gladys Reynolds and Cordelle - Mrs. Gayle Yoder), 3 sisters (Mrs. Zada Corbett, Mrs. Leona Shea, and Mrs. Iva Rodman), 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One son and 2 brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Liberty Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Downey, where he had been attending, March 11, with Thomas Stocken officiating; graveside services at the English Valley Cemetery, South English, Iowa, with Silas Horst of the Liberty Mennonite Church officiating.
SLAUGHBAUGH, Nettie, daughter of Yost and Anna (Petersheim) Stutzman, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, July 29, 1888; died at Kalona, Iowa, May 19, 1966; aged 77 y. 9 m. 20 d. On June 10, 1913, she was married to Milton C. Slaughbaugh, who died in June, 1964. One son also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Pauline and Doris - Mrs. Dave Plank) and one granddaughter. She was a member of the East Union Church, where funeral services were held May 21, with J. John J. Miller and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber officiating.
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GOSPEL HERALD, JUNE 14, 1966, pages 529-530 (article)
John S. Umble -Mennonite Educator
John S. Umble, professor emeritus of English and speech at Goshen College, died March 14, 1966, at Fairlawn Haven, of Archbold, Ohio. Death was caused by complications of age. He was 85 years old.
Born at Lewisburg, Pa., on Feb. 18, 1881, he accompanied his Amish Mennonite parents to Lyon County, Kans., in 1885. He was the son of B. F. and Nancy Stoltzfus Umble. After six disappointing summers in that state, the Umble family moved back to Champaign County, Ohio, in the fall of 1890. The first Mennonite boy of his community to attend high school, he was graduated from the three-year course in the local school in 1899 and then spent two years at the Elkhart Institute, where he was a member of the first class that was graduated from the Latin-Scientific course.
After attending Wooster College for one semester, he taught rural schools for two years. Taking one year in the junior college at Goshen in 1905 and one at Northwestern University, he received the HA degree at the latter in 1906.
Mr. Umble then began his high-school teaching career, which lasted seven years. At Mt. Vernon, Ind., he taught German and was football coach for three years. From 1909 to 1913 he taught at South High, of Akron, Ohio. He was married to Alice Landis in 1906.
In 1913 he moved back to the Mennonite community in Champaign County, Ohio, where he spent eleven years. During that time he became active in the work of the church and was a member of the executive committee of the Ohio Sunday School Conference, a position he held for many years. As historian of this conference, he gathered the material for his book, Ohio Mennonite Sunday Schools, published in 1941. His book, Mennonite Pioneers, had been published the previous year.
Mr. Umble joined the faculty of Goshen College in 1925 and again enrolled at Northwestern University, where he was granted the MA degree in 1928. He also attended summer sessions at Northwestern, Chicago, Colorado, and Minnesota universities. His academic training was supplemented by extensive travel, including a summer in Europe, 1910, a period of time in Mexico, visits to Ontario, and tours to all but nine states of the Union.
Mr. Umble's services to Goshen College were many and varied. For many years he taught courses in English. Later he also taught in the field of speech. This led him into forensic activities, where he trained orators and debaters. It was largely because of his leadership in this field that Goshen College has had an unusually active forensic program in which large numbers of both men and women students take part year after year.
Prof. Umble also sponsored the College Record, the student newspaper; and was a member of the board of the Peace Society, and a member of the Lecture-Music Committee. One of his chief contributions has been through the Mennonite Historical Society. As an associate editor of The Mennonite Quarterly Review from its first issue in January, 1927, to the time of his death, he helped build the journal into one of the foremost church history magazines in America. He engaged in much research into the history and culture of the Amish. He also produced a remarkable series of articles on extinct Mennonite churches, in which he not only presented a large amount of previously forgotten historical data but also gave a valuable interpretation for the meaning of this information.
For many years Prof. Umble also helped in admissions counseling, generally in Elkhart County and the surrounding area. Many students have said that it was the friendly approach and the individual encouragement of John Umble that not only brought them to Goshen College but also kept them in school when discouraging situations arose.
Mr. Umble also contributed his services to the Alumni Association of Goshen College. He was president of the organization 1902-3 and again from 1942 to 1947. In 1931 he was appointed editor of the Alumni Newsletter, a position he held for 22 years.
He also served as director of Alumni relations, a position he filled admirably, in part because of his acquaintanceship with Goshen College graduates during the entire period of its half century of history. His major contribution to the Alumni Association was the production of the Golden Anniversary Alumni Directory, which was authorized in 1944 and published in 1950.
To the College his major contribution, outside his teaching and alumni activities, was the writing of the 284-page history, Goshen College, 1894-1954, A Venture in Christian Higher Education.
During his life Prof. Umble was also a member of the board of trustees of Bluffton College, a member of the Mennonite Board of Education, and vice-president of the Mid-West Debate League. He was a member of several national and professional societies.
Mr. Umble was retired from Goshen College in 1951, and the Mennonite Board of Education conferred upon him at that time the title, Professor Emeritus of English and Speech. Until the time of his death, Prof. Umble maintained a vigorous interest in Goshen College, a deep loyalty to and love for the Mennonite Church, and a deep sympathy for and understanding of young persons.
The Umbles resided in Goshen for almost 40 years, having gone to Fairlawn Haven in December, 1964.
Surviving are his wife and two sons, B. Frank, of Enid, Okla., and Roy, of Goshen; three grandchildren, a brother, Floyd, of West Liberty, Ohio, and two sisters, Miss Myrtle Umble, of West Liberty, Ohio, and Miss Fern Umble, of Cleveland, Ohio. One brother, Glen S., and three infant brothers preceded him in death.
BIRKY, Joseph D., son of Daniel and Mary (Ziegler, Detweiler) Birky, was born at Oberlin, Kans., Sept. 5, 1899; died at Milford, Nebr., May 23, 1966; aged 66 y. 8 m. 18 d. On June 12, 1919, he was married to Ella Schlegel, who preceded him by 10 months. Surviving are 2 sons (Harold and Dallas), one daughter (Goldie - Mrs. Edd Reichwaldt), 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his mother, one brother (Jake), one sister (Lydia - Mrs. Henry Reeb), 2 half brothers (Perry and Fred Detweiler), and 2 half sisters (Mrs. Lavern Roth and Mrs. Fred Reeb). Preceding him in death were one son, 2 grandchildren, 2 half sisters, and one half brother. Funeral services were held at the Milford Church, May 25, with Milton Troyer and John Springer officiating.
BREUIL, Edna, daughter of Daniel and the late Nora (Huddle) Histand, was born at New Britain, Pa., June 3, 1927; died at Long Beach, N.J., of congestive heart failure, June 4, 1966; aged 39 y. 1 d. In 1953 she was married to Edwin Breuil, who survives. Also surviving are one stepson (Jack), one stepdaughter (Judy), father, stepmother (Fannie Good Histand), 10 brothers and sisters (John, Lena - Mrs. Lester Hunsberger, Mary - Mrs. Lester Reinford, Herbert, Mabel - Mrs. Ernest Detweiler, Nancy - Mrs. Clarence Kulp, Walter, Norman, Robert, and June), and one stepbrother (Ernest Good). Funeral services were held at Hunsicker's Funeral Home, Souderton, Pa., June 8, with David F. Derstine, Jr., officiating; interment in White Marsh Cemetery.
DILTZ, Eva Nora, daughter of Henry and Martha (Freund) Seyler, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Feb. 4, 1883; died at Delphos, Ohio, May 28, 1966; aged 83 y. 3 m. 24 d. On Aug. 29, 1903, she was married to Nathaniel Diltz, who died in Oct. 1958. Three daughters also predeceased her. Surviving are 4 sons and 5 daughters (Russel, Ira, Gerald, Ellis, Velma - Mrs. Bernard Teman, Louella - Mrs. Eugene Teman, Annabelle - Mrs. Gerald Claypool, Loretta - Mrs. Harold Kohorst, and Irma - Mrs. James Marhern), one step-daughter (Mrs. Blanche Bowers), and one brother (Arthur). She was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held May 31, with Richard E. Martin and Gene Miller officiating.
FRY, Marcia Jane, daughter of Paul and Rosemary (Blosser) Fry, was born at Goshen, Ind., Sept. 24, 1963; died after an illness of six months at Goshen, May 25, 1966; aged 2 y. 8 m. 1 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Michael John and Brian James), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. J. Mark Blosser and Mr. and Mrs. John Fry). Funeral services were held at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, May 27, with A. Don Augsburger officiating; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
GINGERICH, Elna Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Agnes (Drane) Schwartzentruber, was born at Zurich, Ont., Aug. 20, 1911; died of a heart condition and diabetes at the Clinton Public Hospital, Clinton, Ont., June 1, 1966; aged 54 y. 9 m. 12 d. On April 7, 1930, she was married to Amos S. Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Jean - Mrs. Kenneth Gingerich and Betty - Mrs. William Steckle), 2 sisters (Ida - Mrs. Roy Gingerich and Mary Ann - Mrs. Edmund Oesch), one brother (Allan), and 4 grandchildren. She was a member of the Zurich Church, where funeral services were held June 3, with Ephraim Gingerich and Orval Jantzi officiating; interment in Goshen Line Cemetery.
GLICK, Ruth, daughter of John E. and Anna M. (Summer) Kennel, was born at Gap, Pa., died at the Pensacola (Fla.) Hospital, after a short illness, May 23, 1966; aged 48 years. She was married to Mahlon R. Glick, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, 2 sons (Melvin and Robert), one daughter (Mary Ann), 4 grandchildren, and 10 brothers and sisters (Calvin, Mrs. Chester B. Graybill, Mrs. LeRoy S. Stoltzfus, Mrs. Melvin L. Kauffman, Mrs. John H. Mast, Mrs. Amos W. Yoder, Mrs. Sol Yoder, Mrs. Ivan Magal, Mrs. John D. Smucker, and Arthur J.). She was a member of the Burnville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held from her late home at Atmore, Ala., May 26; interment in nearby cemetery.
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