Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1967

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Gospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 9 - March 7, 1967, pages 218, 219.

Frey.- Ruth Ann Kay, daughter of Christian H. and Geraldine (Denlinger) Frey, was born Feb. 7, 1967; died at Chambersburg, Pa., Hospital, Feb. 16, 1967; aged 10 days. Surviving in addition to her parents are a twin sister (Jo Ann May), maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs Roy Denlinger), paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Christian Frey), paternal great-grandmother (Mrs. Alice Denlinger), and maternal great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Galen Hostetler). Graveside services were held at Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery, Feb. 17, with Omar Martin officiating.

Gehman.- Fannie G., daughter of David S. and Lavina (Good) Gehman, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 7, 1889; died Nov. 27, 1966, at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton Pa., where she had resided for the past year; aged 77 y. 9 m. 20 d. Surviving are one sister (Annie G.) and 2 brothers (Joel G. and Abraham G.). She was a member of the Hereford Church. Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home, Nov. 30, with Marvin Anders in charge and at Hereford Church, with Paul E. Longacre and James Longacre officiating.

Gingerich.- Menno J., son of Jeremiah and Catherine (Schlabaugh) Gingerich, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Apr. 10, 1876; died at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, June 20, 1966; aged 90 y. 2 m. 11 d. He was married to Gertrude Elizabeth Yoder, who preceded him in death. Two daughters also preceded him in death. He is survived by one son (Irving) and by a niece (Mrs. Eugene Blosser), who was reared in their home. Funeral services were held at West Union Church, June 23, with Emery Hochstetler and Gideon G. Yoder officiating.

Gingrich.- Ozias B., son of Mr, and Mrs. Mose Gingrich, was born Jan. 24, 1893; died of a heart attack at his home in Elmira, Ont., Feb. 6, 1967; aged 74 y. 13 d. On Dec. 12, 1924, he was married to Naomi May Schmitt, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Newton, Vernon, Gordon, Delmar, Virgil G., Vietta-Mrs. Thomas Oshiro, and Velorous-Mrs. John Shearer) and 2 brothers (Amos and Nelson). He was a member of the Elmira Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 9, with Vernon Leis and Edwin Weber officiating.

Heyerly.- Adeline, daughter of John and Katie (Erb) Heyerly, was born at Albany, Ore., Nov. 1, 1905; died of a heart attack at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Albany, Ore., Feb. 7, 1967 aged 61 y. 3 m. 6 d. Surviving are one sister (Bertha Schrock) and 7 brothers (Ed, Elmer, Ernest, Joe, Percy, Melvin, and Wilmer). She was a member of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 11, with N. M. Birky and Verl Nofziger officiating; interment in Knox Butte Cemetery, Albany.

Kolb.- Elva Grace, daughter of Harry and Mary (Otto) Gelnett, was born at Grantsville, Md., Sept. 27, 1893; died at Meyersdale (Pa.) Community Hospital, Feb. 15, 1967; aged 73 y 4 m. 19 d. On Nov. 29, 1917, she was married to Edwin Kolb, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Robert, Merle, Bernice, Mary-Mrs. Allen Schrock, Blair, and Donald) and one sister (Twila Gelnett). She was a member of the Springs Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 18, with James Burkholder and Walter Otto officiating.

Mast.- Lajane Marie, daughter of Roman and Betty (Yoder) Mast, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Apr. 17, 1963; died in a car-train crash with her father and a sister, Feb. 5, 1967; aged 3 y. 9 m. 19 d. She is survived by her mother, one sister (Kathy Jo), and her grandparents.

Mast.- Robetta Jean, daughter of Roman and Betty (Yoder) Mast, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 29, 1961; died in a car-train crash with her father and a sister, Feb. 5, 1967; aged 5 y. 3 m. 7 d. Sheis survived by her mother, one sister (Kathy Jo), and her grandparents.

Mast.- Roman U., son of Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Mast, was born near Milford, Ind., Oct. 19, 1941; died instantly in a car-train crash near Millersburg, Ind., Feb. 5, 1967; aged 25 y. 3 m. 17 d. On Apr. 15, 1961, he was married to Betty Yoder, who survives. Also surviving is one daughter (Kathy Jo). Two daughters were killed with him in the same car-train crash. Additional survivors are his parents, 7 brothers, and 3 sisters. He was a member of the Benton Church. Triple funeral services were held at the North Main Street Church, Nappanee, Ind., Feb. 8, with Irvin Nussbaum and Homer North officiating.

Moyer.- Wallace R., son of Daniel and Annie (Rohr) Moyer, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Apr. 25, 1888; died at his home in Souderton, Pa., Feb. 7, 1967 from a heart attack while shoveling snow; aged 78 y. 9 m. 13 d. On Feb. 22, 1908, he was married to Myra Fretz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Marian-Mrs. Norman Keller and Lorraine), 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Harvey, Joseph, Garwood and Leroy), and 3 sisters (Edith, Mamie, and Mrs. Annie Bishop). Two children (Mildred and Charles Kenneth) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held, Feb. 11, with David F. Derstine, Jr., officiating.

Myers.- Anna M., daughter of Albert and Mary (Myers) Rice, was born June 4, 1893; died at Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital, Feb. 5. 1967; aged 73 y. 8 m. 1 d. She was married to Harrison Myers, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Clarence), one daughter (Ella Mae), 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and one sister. She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 9, with Cleon Nyce officiating.

Royer.- Christina Neuhauser, daughter of Christian B. and Catherine (Stoltzfus) Neuhauser, was born near Concord, Tenn., Apr. 16, 1875; died in Upland, Calif., Jan. 20, 1967; aged 91 y. 9 m. 4 d. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and one infant grandson. She is survived by her 93-year-old husband, Isaiah W. Royer, with whom she observed their 60th wedding anniversary last Oct. 16. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mary, Katherine, and Elizabeth-Mrs. Charles Neff, in whose home she and her husband have lived since moving from Orrville, Ohio, in 1957) and one granddaughter. They had served for forty years in the pastorate at the Orrville Church. For 35 years she was superintendent of the children's department there. Memorial services were held at the Seventh Street Church in Upland, Jan 23, in charge of Roger Richer, assisted by Sherman Maust and George Beare; interment in Bellevue Mausoleum. Memorial services were also held at the Orrville Church, Jan. 29, in charge of J. Lester Graybill.

Shrock.- Celesta, daughter of Abraham and Martha (Garber) Mast, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 3, 1889; died at the home of her daughter, Florence, in Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 10, 1967; aged 77 y. 6 m. 7 d. On Feb. 8, 1908, she was married to Daniel Shrock, who preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1918. Surviving are 2 sons (Ora and Ray), one daughter (Florence-Mrs. George Rohrer), one sister (Florence-Mrs. Truman Hostetler), 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the North Linn Church, Roanoke, Ill. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Feb. 12, with Amos 0. Hostetler in charge.

Stutzman.- Kerri Lynn, daughter of Lawrence E. and Elsie Mae (Chupp) Stutzman, was born in Goshen, Ind., Mar. 31, 1966; died at her home Nov 11, 1966; aged 7 m. 10 d. She had been in ill health since birth. She is survived by her parents, one brother (Larry Eugene II), her grandparents (Mrs. Enos J. Chupp and Simon Stutzman), foster grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Thomas), and a great-grandmother (Mrs. Mary Ann Hostetler). Private funeral services were held at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Nov. 13, with Harold Myers officiating; interment in Thomas Cemetery.

Wenger.- Homer David, son of Jacob C. and Susanna Virginia (Suter) Wenger, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Dec. 10, 1886; died at Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 29, 1967; aged 80 y. 1 m. 19 d. On Dec. 8, 1914, he was married to Velma E. Cook, who died in November, 1959. Surviving are 2 sons (Harry J. and Wayne J.), one daughter (Wilma-Mrs. Paul A. Friesen), 3 brothers, and 8 sisters. One brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Liberty Church, South English, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Church, Feb. 1, with Gideon G. Yoder, John Y. Swartzendruber, and George S. Miller officiating. Gospel Herald, March 7, 1967

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Beck.- Ervin, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (King) Beck, was born near Ridgeville, Ohio, Mar 8, 1903; died Feb. 10, 1967, at Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, following a heart attack; aged 63 y. 11 m. 2 d. On May 4, 1921, he was married to Esther Lederman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Helen-Mrs. Jesse Frey, Vincent, Kathryn-Mrs. Lamar Stuckey, Imogene-Mrs. Richard Roth, and Ervin, Jr.), 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Ed), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Schrock, Mrs. Rosa Grieser, and Mrs. Clara Nofziger). Preceding him in death were 2 brothers (Simon and Emanuel). He was a member of the West Clinton Church. Funeral services were held at Central Church, Feb. 13, with E. B. Frey, Carl Smeltzer, and Elden Merillat officiating.

Byler.- Mary M., was born at Belleville, Pa., Mar. 23, 1878; died at Belleville, Oct. 25, 1966; aged 88 y. 7 m. 2 d. On June 2, 1902, she was married to Joseph N. Byler, who died Mar. 25, 1945. Surviving are 5 children (Sadie-Mrs. Jake H. Yoder, Annie-Mrs. Nelson Glick, Jesse W., Mildred-Mrs. Harvey Miller, and Amanda-Mrs. Joseph Hartzler). She was a member of the Locust Grove Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 28, with Louis Peachey, John B. Zook, and Erie Renno officiating.

Clemmer.- Harvey L., son of Levi and Sara (Landis) Clemmer, was born at Harleysville, Pa., Mar. 7, 1880; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Feb. 4, 1967; aged 86 y. 10 m. 28 d. On Feb. 7, 1903, he was married to Martha Clemens, who died Nov. 15, 1957. Surviving are 2 children (Sallie Mae-Mrs. Amandus Bergey and Mervyn C.), 4 foster children (Ida-Mrs. Elmer Kratz, Russell, Betty-Mrs. Charles Hackman, and Myrtle-Mrs. Rein Landis), 2 brothers (Clayton and Levi), 3 sisters (Mrs. Alice Nyce, Mrs. Katie Ruth, and Mary-Mrs. Howard Greaser), 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 9 foster grandchildren, and 4 foster great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were 2 infant daughters, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 9, with Henry Ruth and Willis Miller officiating.

Harnish.- Elizabeth G., was born May 30, 1897; died at the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 27, 1967; aged 69 y. 7 m. 27 d. Surviving are her husband, J. Lloyd, and 4 children (Mary Elizabeth-Mrs. Richard Spence, J. Lloyd, Jr., Carl G., and Doris Anne-Mrs. Glenn Weaver). She was a member of the New Danville Church. Funeral services were held at the Gundel Funeral Home, Lancaster, Jan. 31, with Elias Groff and Jay C. Garber officiating.

Hess.- Oliver G., son of Henry and Mary (Gingrich) Hess, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 12, 1893; died at the General Hospital, Feb. 15, 1967, after a six-day illness following surgery; aged 73 y. 4 m. 6 d. He was married to Verna Forry, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Oliver G., Jr., Richard F., and James R.) and 8 grandchildren. He was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 19, with James M. Shank and Ira Landis officiating.

Jones.- Donald C., son of Paul S. and Mabel (Christophel) Jones, was born at Pottstown, Pa., Jan. 25, 1941; died at Pottstown Memorial Hospital, Feb. 20, 1967; aged 26 y. 26 d. He is survived by 3 sisters (Ella Mae, Ruth Eunice, and Linda Sue) and 5 brothers (Paul C., Richard C., Marvin C., Leroy C., and David C.). On July 4, 1950, he was stricken with infantile paralysis which left him physically handicapped. In spite of this, he lived a useful and influential life. He was a member of Hersteins Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 23, with Harold Fly and Stanley R. Freed officiating; interment in Providence Cemetery.

Kaser.- Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Magdalena (Fry) Miller, was born May 6, 1870; died in Howard Co., Ind., Jan. 12, 1967; aged 96 y. 8 m. 6 d. On Nov. 16, 1889, she was married to Eli E. Kaser, who died in 1932. Surviving are one daughter (Hollie-Mrs. Loyal Hazlett), 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 3 children (Goldie Dudley, Tobe, and an infant son). She was a member of the Howard-Miami Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 15, with Harold Mast and Emanuel Hochstedler officiating; interment in Mast Cemetery.

Kline.- Priscilla, daughter of John and Anna (Basinger) Metzler, was born in New Springfield, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1873; died Feb. 23, 1967, at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Rittman, Ohio, where she had lived for ten years; aged 93 y. 3 m. 24 d. In 1900 she was married to Martin Kline, who died in 1944. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Ruth Stewart), 5 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Leetonia Church, in charge of Allen Ebersole; interment in Midway Mennonite Cemetery.

Martin.- Ada Lehman, daughter of Simon and Susan (Horst) Bodine, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Oct. 21, 1886; died at Community Osteopathic Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1967; aged 80 y. 3 m. 28 d. On Feb. 27, 1908, she was married to George Lehman, who died in 1935. On May 19, 1955, she was married to Elam Martin, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Carl Shisler), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Myrtle Barkman). She was preceded in death by one son and one daughter. She was a member of the Orrville Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 20, with J. Lester Graybill in charge; interment in Martins Church Cemetery.
Miller.- Carrie E., daughter of Noah and Fannie (Roth) Lehman, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1889; died at her home Feb. 17, 1967; aged 77 y. 3 m. 2 d. On Oct. 27, 1910, she was married to Uriah Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 4 daughters (Jesse, Erma, Earl, Myrtie, Edna, and Marjorie), one foster son (Offie Sluder), 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One infant son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Tedrow Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 20, with Carl Yoder and Roy Sauder officiating; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Miller.- Levi W., son of William and Polly Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 23, 1911; died at Goshen (Ind.) General Hospital, Feb. 14, 1967; aged 55 y. 2 m. 22 d. On Feb. 22, 1934, he was married to Alice Miller, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, 6 children (Luella-Mrs. Omer Herschberger, Orla, Elva, Sharon, Ernest, and Wilbur), 2 brothers (Samuel W. and David W.), and 6 sisters (Lizzie-Mrs. Owen Hostetler, Amanda-Mrs. Perry Lehman, Nattie-Mrs. Levi Mast, Amelia-Mrs. Edward Slabach, Wilma-Mrs. Ervin Bontrager, and Anna-Mrs. William Miller). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, where funeral services were held Feb. 17, with Samuel Troyer and Wilbur Yoder officiating.

Roth.- Joseph S., son of Nicklas and Marie (Steinman) Roth, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Mar. 1, 1895; died at Stratford General Hospital, Jan. 24, 1967; aged 71 y, 10 m. 23 d. On Dec. 7, 1916, he was married to Lydia Lichty, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Kenneth, Mervin, Mahlon, Wilmer, and Raymond) and 4 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Milfred Bender, Ina-Mrs. Laverne Bender, Elma-Mrs. Elmer Yantzi, and Doris-Mrs. Andrew Yantzi). He was a member of the Tavistock Church. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church, Jan. 27, with Curtis Cressman, Daniel Zehr, and David Schwartzentruber officiating.

Ruby.- Clayton Isaac, son of Nicklas and Sarah (Brenneman) Ruby, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Apr. 21, 1907; died at Tavistock, Ont., Jan. 27, 1967; aged 59 y. 9 m. 6 d. On Dec. 22, 1925, he was married to Christina Sommers, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ray and Laird) and 2 daughters (Isabel- Mrs. Harold Schwartzentruber and Velma-Mrs. Allan Shultz. He was a member of the Tavistock Church. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church, Jan. 29, with Newton Gingrich, Henry Yantzi, and David Schwartzentruber officiating.

Saltzman.- Edward Elmer, son of Jacob and Fanny (Burkey) Saltzman, was born at Milford, Neb., Apr. 10, 1898; died of a heart attack, Feb. 15, 1967, at Seward Memorial Hospital, Seward, Neb.; aged 68 y. 10 m. 5 d. On Aug. 22, 1918, he was married to Alice Schweitzer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Clinton, Sterling, and Edward, Jr.), 4 daughters (Grace-Mrs. Earl Rediger, Erna, Detta, and Lila-Mrs. Conrad Osborne), one sister (Mrs. Mary Troyer), 22 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. One son (Glen) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Beth-El Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 18, with John Willems in charge.

Slabach.- Melvin C., son of Crist N. and Mary (Miller) Slabach, was born at Sugarcreek, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1934; died at Marseilles, Ill., from a highway accident, Feb. 13, 1967; aged 32 y. 11 m. 16 d. On Sept. 4, 1954, he was married to Marilyn Zimmerman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 adopted children (Suzanne Michele and James Anthony), his mother, 5 sisters (Alta-Mrs. Wade Miller, Mary, Sue-Mrs. Leroy Mullet, Ann-Mrs. John Hostetler, and Edna-Mrs. William Ressler), and 2 brothers (Albert C. and Monroe). He was a member of the Orrville (Ohio) Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 16, with J. Lester Graybill officiating; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Sprunger.- Lee Jacob, son of Enoch and Edith (Steiner) Sprunger, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1919; died Feb. 20, 1967, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital, Orrville, after a short illness; aged 47 y. 3 m. 24 d. On Apr. 4, 1944, he was married to Erma Wilson, who died Feb. 8, 1949. Surviving are one daughter (Carol), one sister (Evalena-Mrs. Sanford Troyer), and 3 brothers (Willis, Ralph, and Arthur). His parents and one brother (Stanley) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Orrville Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 23, with J. Lester Graybill officiating; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Troyer.- Linda E., daughter of Moses K. and Nancy (Sommers) Troyer, was born at Walnut Creek, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1887; died from cancer at Canton, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1967; aged 79 y. 11 m. 21 d. Surviving are one sister (Lizzie Troyer), one brother (Albert M.), and 2 nieces. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 9, with Paul R. Miller in charge.

Weldy.- Sarah Ellen, daughter of Jacob and Harriet (Christophel) Blosser, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 1, 1878; died in Elkhart General Hospital, Feb. 13, 1967; aged 88 y. 4 m. 13 d. On Jan. 2, 1898, she was married to Amos B. Weldy, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Bernice-Mrs. Cephas Yoder, Paul, and Twila Burckhart), 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (Oscar), and one sister (Mrs. Mahlon Weaver). She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, 2 grandsons, and one son-in-law. She was a member of the North Main Street Church in Nappanee, where funeral services were held, with Homer F. North and D. A. Yoder officiating.

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Bauman.- Naomi, daughter of William Henry and Sara (Ziegler) Shoup, was born near Mt. Eaton, Ohio, May 21, 1901; died at Salem (Ohio) City Hospital, Feb. 23, 1967; aged 65 y. 9 m. 2 d. In 1923 she was married to Ezra Bowman, who died in 1933; in 1936 she was married to Irvin Bauman, who died in 1958. Surviving are 4 sons (Paul Bowman, Lauren Bowman, Raymond Bauman, and David Bauman), 3 sisters (Mrs. Orpha Herr, Mrs. Russell Kornhaus, and Mrs. Adin Brubaker), and 7 grandchildren. She was a member of the Midway Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 25, with Ernest D. Martin officiating.

Cofer.- Howard Eugene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cofer, was born in Brownell, Kan., Nov. 9, 1925; died at his home in Overland Park, Kan., Jan. 30, 1967; aged 41 y. 2 m. 21 d. On Dec. 24, 1948, he was married to Georgia Ellen Morris, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Ricky Lee, Karla Ray, Sherry Ellen, Shelly Louise, and Lisa Marie), his father, one brother (Ronald H.), and one sister (Mrs. Lester Mitchell). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Colorado Springs, Colo., where they lived prior to moving to Kansas in June 1966. Funeral services were held at Swan Drawing Room, Colorado Springs, Feb. 3, with E. E. Showalter officiating; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Dagen.- Anna, daughter of Frank and Susan P. Sangrey, was born Apr. 5, 1909; died at the Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 13, 1967; aged 57 y. 9 m. 8 d. On Mar. 15, 1928, she was married to Clarence L. Dagen, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Ethel Arlene, Clarence L., Jr., David Sangrey, Robert Frank, Naomi Anna Shenk, and Theda Elaine) and 17 grandchildren. A son (John Mark) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Byerland Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 17, with James Hess and Wilbur Lentz officiating.

Good.- Paul G., son of Abram and Lizzie (Good) Good, was born in Brecknock Twp., Pa., Apr. 8, 1895; died in Reading (Pa.) Hospital, Feb. 23, 1967; aged 71 y. 10 m. 15 d. He is survived by one daughter (Irene-Mrs. Frank Z. Hersch), 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one sister (Katie-Mrs. Elmer Moore), and one brother (Amos). He was a member of the Bowmansville Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 27, in charge of H. Z. Good and Benjamin Weaver.

Heistand.- Anna M., daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Croff) Heisey, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 18, 1888; died at her home, Manheim. Pa., Feb. 14, 1967; aged 78 y. 2 m. 27 d. She was married to Joseph K. Heistand, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Alice-Mrs. Roy G. Ginder, Claude A., Walter E., Almeda-Mrs. Henry Gochnauer, Anna-Mrs. Raymond Hess, and Jean-Mrs. Paul Doutrich), 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Emma Shank), and 3 stepsisters (Mrs. Edna Eshleman, Mrs. Walter Detra, and Mrs. Kathryn Hess). She was a member of the Risser Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 17, with J. Harold Forwood and Clarence E. Lutz officiating; interment in Milton Grove Cemetery.

Miller.- Lydia, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Kenagy, was born in East Lynne, Mo., Dec. 28, 1869; died at the home of her son, John G. Miller, Shipshewana, Ind., Feb. 28, 1967; aged 97 y. 2 m. On Dec. 22, 1895, she was married to Gideon J. Miller, who died Dec. 22, 1935. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons (Gladys-Mrs. Walter Rutt, Nona-Mrs. Amsa Kauffman, Ida-Mrs. S. J. Hostetler, John, and Perry), 12 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Forks Church, where funeral services were held Mar. 3, with Sylvester Haarer and Earley Bontrager officiating; interment in Miller Cemetery.

Miller.- Omer C., son of Charles and Dora (Camp) Miller, was born in Bradford Co., Pa., July 30, 1886; died Feb. 16, 1967, as the result of a stroke; aged 80 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Feb. 10, 1917, he was married to Blanche Hall, who survives. Also surviving are one sister (Mrs. Marion Lantz). He was a member of the West Franklin Church. Funeral services were held at Maryott Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa., Feb. 19, with Samuel E. Miller officiating; interment in Bradford County Memorial Park.

Moyer.- Brian Keith, infant son of Abe and Glenda (Alderfer) Moyer, was stillborn Feb. 11, 1967, at Carlsbad, N.M. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Warren Alderfer and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Moyer) and great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Abram Heebner and Mrs. Martha Alderfer). Prayer services were held at the funeral home in Carlsbad, with Paul Stoltzfus officiating, and graveside services at Plains Cemetery, Lansdale, Pa., Feb. 16, with Henry P. Yoder officiating.

Neuhauser.- Carrie, daughter of Frederick and Caroline Reeb, was born in Kaeskastel, France, Dec. 28, 1887; died at Eureka, Ill., Feb. 19, 1967; aged 79 y. 1 m. 22 d. On Mar. 3, 1909, she was married to Edwin Neuhauser, who died in September 1945. Surviving are one brother and 2 sisters (Carl Reeb, Mrs. Louise Werkle, and Mrs. Sophia Beck). She was a member of the Roanoke Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 22, with Norman Derstine officiating.

Reiff.- Zaidee A., was born in Oronogo, Mo., Jan. 11, 1892; died at General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 26, 1967; aged 75 y. 1 m. 15 d. On Feb. 11, 1912, she was married to Vernon E. Reiff, who died Jan. 28, 1961. Surviving are 2 daughters (Virginia and Marianna-Mrs. Roman Stutzman), one grandson (Ronald Stutzman), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Bessie Ebersole and Leona-Mrs. Jason Miller). She was a member of the Belmont Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 28, with Ray Bair and J. D. Graber officiating; interment in Prairie Street Cemetery.

Sherer.- Annie H., daughter of Leander and Tillie (Hoffman) Gants, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar. 1, 1892; died at the home of her son, Manheim, Pa., Feb. 26, 1967; aged 74 y. 11 m. 25 d. She was married to Dawson M. Sherer, who died in 1947. Surviving are 3 daughters (Florence-Mrs. Harvey Gainer, Mary-Mrs. Paris Groff, and Alice-Mrs. R. Eugene White), one son (J. Elwood), 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (John, Elmer, and Leander), and one sister (Mrs. John Miller). She was a member of the Risser Church. Funeral services were held at the Beck Funeral Home, Manheim, Mar. 1, with Clarence E. Lutz and J. Harold Forwood officiating; interment in Milton Grove Cemetery.

Wagner.- Delbert Gene, son of Allen and Ella Mae (Pletcher) Wagner, was born at Shattuck Okla., Oct. 10, 1944; died at Denver, Colo., from leukemia, Feb. 15, 1967; aged 22 y. 4 m. 5 d. On Sept. 8, 1962, he was married to Christine (Quintana) Wagner, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Buck), one daughter (Dawn), one brother (John), and 2 sisters (Alene-Mrs. Frederick Kauffman and Carolyn-Mrs. Eddie Angelovich). He was a member of the Walsenburg Church. Funeral services were held at La Veta, Colo., Feb. 18, with Tom Arbogast, Allen H. Erb, and Earl Showalter officiating.

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Birky.- Bertha E., daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Roush) Martin, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Apr. 11, 1887; died at her home in Kouts, Ind., Feb. 27, 1967; aged 79 y. 10 m. 16 d. On Dec. 30, 1906, she was married to Louis Birky, who died Oct. 30, 1957. Surviving are 4 children (Chauncey, Arthur, Ralph, and Ina-Mrs. Allen Good), one brother (Elmer), 13 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Two children (Roy and Mildred) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Hopewell Church, where funeral services were held Mar. 1, with Emanuel S. Birky and Samuel S. Miller officiating.

Bontrager.- Maynard E., son of Orvan and Grace (Mishler) Bontrager, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Oct. 30, 1933; died instantly in a car accident near his home, Mar. 6, 1967; aged 33 y. 4 m. 4 d. On Apr. 18, 1954, he was married to Mary Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Marva Jo, Marlene Kay, and Marlin Earl), his parents, 2 sisters (Carolyn-Mrs. Nevin Albrecht and Mildred-Mrs. David Wideman), and 2 brothers (Marion and Devon). He was a member of the Plato Church. Funeral services were held at the Shore Church, Mar. 8, with Willis Troyer and Ivan Miller officiating.

Burkholder.- Amanda, daughter of Fred and Catherine (Schrock) Wenger, was born at Orrville, Ohio, Mar. 8, 1878; died at the Glendora Nursing Home, Feb. 25, 1967; aged 88 y. 11 m. 17 d. She was married to Elmer Burkholder, who died in 1934. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Mabel Hostetler and Mrs. Eva McFadden), 3 sons (Forest, Gordon, and Virgil), 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one brother (Levi), and a foster sister (Elida Mae Patience). She was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 27, with Lotus Troyer officiating.

Christman.- Edith G., daughter of Thomas L. and Sarah (Giles) Bailey, was born at Pottstown, Pa., Nov. 26, 1896; died at Pottstown Memorial Hospital, Mar. 3, 1967; aged 70 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Sept. 21, 1912, she was married to Jacob N. Christman, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children (Anna-Mrs. John Meade, Mrs. Grace Wall, Ruth-Mrs. David Moser, Hazel-Mrs. LeRoy Gangler, Margaret-Mrs. William Cavanaugh, Arlene-Mrs. Winfield Sisk, Mrs. Dorothy Good, Betty-Mrs. Raymond Keeler, Robert, Carl, James, and John), 52 grandchildren, and 43 great-grandchildren. One son (David) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pottstown Church. Funeral services were held at White Memorial Home, Mar. 8, with Elmer G. Kolb and Norman H. Bechtel officiating; interment in Vincent Mennonite Cemetery.

Fetters.- Elmer, son of Henry M. and Melissa Fetters, was born at Hume, Mo., Feb. 25, 1888; died at Iowa City, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1967; aged 78 y. 11 m. 16 d. On Nov. 2, 1921, he was married to Thelma Shumate, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Charles, Cecil, Albert, Elmer, and William), 2 daughters (Altis-Mrs. Leon Tisdale and Ruth), one sister (Mrs. Lessie Beal), 19 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Wellman Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 20, with George S, Miller and Gideon G. Yoder officiating.

Gehman.- Garson G., son of Noah and Hannah (Gehman) Gehman, was born Mar. 23, 1885; died Mar. 5, 1967; aged 81 y. 11 m. 12 d. He was married to Emma B. Musser, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Sadie), 4 sons (Clayton M., William M., George M., and Titus M.), 29 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Fannie-Mrs. Milton Good), and one brother (Silas). He was a member of Gehman's Church. Funeral services were held at Bowmansville Church, with Carl Martin and Paul Z. Martin officiating.

Grebe.- Charles F., son of Charles R. and Theodora (Weigel) Grebe, was born at Neiffers, Pa., Sept. 4, 1917; died at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Mar. 3, 1967; aged 49 y. 5 m. 29 d. He is survived by one half brother (Christ Baltzersen) and one half sister (Margaret-Mrs. Frank Rodgers). He was a member of Hersteins Church. Funeral services were held at the Norman D. Holcombe Funeral Home, Trappe, Pa., Mar. 6, with Stanley R. Freed in charge; interment in Keelors Cemetery, Obelisk, Pa.

Leaman.- Luetta L., daughter of Aaron S. and Mary Ann (Leaman) Rohrer, was born in East Lampeter Twp., Pa., Nov. 26, 1888; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Jan. 22, 1967; aged 78 y. 1 m. 27 d. On Dec. 27, 1921, she was married to Abram B. Leaman, who died in 1959. Surviving are one daughter (Esta Lois-Mrs. Alvin G. Smoker) with whom she made her home, 4 grandchildren, one stepdaughter (Minnie-Mrs. Warren Hertzler), one stepson (D. Rohrer Leman), 9 step-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna L. Reidenbach and Mary-Mrs. Clayton B. Groff) and 2 brothers (Willis L. and Enos L.). She was a member of the Stumptown Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 26, with John Oberholtzer officiating; interment in Mellinger's Cemetery.

McCracken.- Martha E., daughter of Kelly and Sarah (Shaner) Wyatt, was born Oct. 30, 1910; died at Daviess County Hospital, Washington, Ind., Feb. 18, 1967; aged 56 y. 3 m. 19 d. She was married to Theodore McCracken, who surives. Also surviving is one half brother (Forrest Carrico). She was a member of the Providence Church. Funeral services were held at Gill Funeral Home, Feb. 20, with Tobias Slaubaugh officiating; interment in Berea Cemetery.

Ritchie.- Lonnie, daughter ot the late Emanuel and Polly (Ritchie) Fugate, was born in Perry Co., Ky., Aug. 5, 1924; died at University Medical Center, Lexington, Ky., Feb. 28, 1967; aged 42 y. 6 m. 22 d. She was married to Everett Ritchie, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 children (Ann-Mrs. Calvin Williams Herma, Ernie Ray, and Eddie Wayne). Funeral services were held at Talcum Church Mar 4, with Orlo J. Fisher and Samuel Hostetler officiating.

Schultz.- Clara (Brian), was born in Tennessee, June 15, 1897; died at the Penrose Hospital Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 15, 1967; aged 69 y. 8 m. 15 d. On Feb. 10, 1918, she was married to Simon Schultz, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Dallas, Mrs. Stella Morrill, Mrs. Edna Brian, and Mrs. Carol Lee), 6 brothers, 2 sisters, and 10 grandchildren. She was a member of the East Holbrook Church. Funeral services were held at the Peacock Funeral Home, with Lee J. Miller and Pat Malone officiating; interment in Fairview Cemetery, LaJunta.

Sommer.- Fannie, daughter of Peter C. and Anna (Gerber) Sommer, was born July 4, 1881; died at Wayne County Hospital, Wooster, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1967; aged 85 y. 7 m. 5 d. She is survived by one brother (Joel). Funeral services were held at the Kidron Church, Feb. 13, with Bill Detweiler, Reuben Hofstetter, and Isaac Zuercher officiating.

Swartley.- William Henry, son of William H. and Christiana (Gross) Swartley, was born Doylestown, Pa., May 24, 1896; died at his home near Gardenville, Pa., Jan. 19, 1967; aged 70 y. 7 m. 25 d. He was married to Ida Myers, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Marian-Mrs. Herbert Myers, Emerson, Henry, Jr., Dorothy-Mrs. John Martens, John, Clifford and Willard), 24 grandchildren, and 2 brothers. One son (Kenneth) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Doylestown Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 22, with Joseph L. Gross and J. Silas Graybill officiating.

Wagaman.- Beulah May (Dailey), was born at Waynesboro, Pa., June 28, 1889; died at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, as the result of a stroke, Feb. 24, 1967; aged 77 y. 7 m. 27 d. In September, 1906, she was married to Ross Wagaman, who died Dec. 14, 1952. Surviving are 2 children (Renis and Gilson) and one sister (Mary Dailey). Funeral services were held at Pond Bank Church, Feb. 28, with Harvey E. Shank, Marlin D. Lehman, and John Ritchey officiating; interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


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