Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1973

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Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 47 - December 4, 1973, page 922, 923

Beachy, Jonas A., was born at Plain City, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1905; died of cancer at Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital on Nov. 3, 1973; aged 68 y. 2 m. 12 d. On Nov. 12, 1931, he was married to Mary Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Shirley-Mrs. Max Leonard and Mrs. Elsie Chris), one son (Darrell L.), 3 grandchildren, one brother (Sam), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Anna Weirich, Mrs. John Erb, Mrs. Fred Jones, and Mrs. Cecil Clink). He was a member of the North Goshen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 7, in charge of J. C. Wenger and T. H. Brenneman; interment in the Violett Cemetery.

Birky, Joseph, son of Joseph H. and Kathryn (Zimmer) Birky, was born at Milford, Neb., Feb. 6, 1885; died at the Colonial Rest Haven, Beemer, Neb., Nov. 7, 1973; aged 88 y. 9 m. 1 d. On Mar. 16, 1922, he was married to Phoebe Kerler, who preceded him in death on Mar. 10, 1973. Surviving are one son (Elmer), 2 daughters (Caroline-Mrs. George Anderson and Dorothy-Mrs. Bert Ellis), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (J. W. Birky), and 2 sisters (Emma-Mrs. Dan Nitzsche and Allie-Mrs. Ed Wittrig). He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, 3 brothers, and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the Beemer Mennonite Church, where funeral services held were, in charge of Sam Oswald and Earnest Kauffman; interment in the Beemer Cemetery.

Boshart, Mary Ann, daughter of David and Mary Ann (Beckler) Stutzman, was born at Milford, Neb., Aug. 31, 1903; died at Titusville, Pa., while on a vacation trip, Sept. 1, 1973; aged 70 y. 1 d. On May 23, 1965, she was married to Amos Boshart, who survives. Also surviving are one stepdaughter (Marjorie-Mrs. Nelson Miller), 5 stepsons (LeRoy Schweitzer, Merrill, Delbert, Amos, Jr., and Omar), 29 stepgrandchildren, 24 step-great-grandchildren, one brother (Ira Stutzman), and one sister (Verda Hostetler). She was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 3 sisters, one stepson, and 2 stepgranddaughters. She was a member of the Wood River Mennonite Church. Interment in the church cemetery, in charge of Cloy Roth and Sam Oswald.

Brown, Mildred, was born at Curtis, Mich., Dec. 6, 1905; died on Sept. 25, 1973; aged 67 y. 9 m. 19 d. Surviving are one daughter (Roda-Mrs. Melvin Matchiniki), one son (Richard), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers, and one sister. She was a member of the Wildwood Mennonite Church, Engadine Mich.

DeBoer, Deabie*, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sake Bruinsma, was born in Indiana. Oct. 17, 1892; died at Showalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., Oct. 28, 1973; aged 81 y. 11 d. In 1913 she was married to Samuel DeBoer, who preceded her in death in 1944. Also surviving are one daughter (Gertrude-Mrs. Alvin Blough), one foster daughter (Mae-Mrs. Walter Schlabach), 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one brother (John Bruinsma). She was a member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 31, in charge of Richard Yordy; interment in the East Lawn Cemetery.

Note from a family researcher: "SEABIE not Deabie DeBoer"

--- but the magazine does say Deabie. ???

Driver, Cora, daughter of Daniel and Rachel Schrock, was born in Garden City, Mo., Mar. 14, 1897; died at Showalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., Oct. 31, 1973; aged 76 y. 7 m. 1 d. On Sept. 3, 1921, she was married to Daniel Driver, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (John and Donald), one daughter (Rachel), 4 grandchildren and one sister (Mrs. Nancy Byler). She was a member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 2, in charge of James Hershberger and Richard Yordy; interment in the East Lawn Cemetery.

Correction: In the obituary of Cora Driver in the Dec. 4, 1973 issue of Gospel Herald the name of Vincent Driver should have been included as one of the surviving sons.

 

Eichorn, Lewis W., son of Lewis and Mary (Rutzloff) Eichorn, was born at Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 26, 1902; died at Sturgis Memorial Hospital, Sturgis, Mich., Nov. 3, 1973; aged 70 y. 9 m. 8 d. In October 1921 he was married to Ida Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Arthur, Lewis C., Paul, and Floyd), 4 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Marcus Carpenter, Wilma-Mrs. Leonard Beck, Pauline-Mrs. Henry Schwartz, and Faye-Mrs. Bill Kershner), 35 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 4 half brothers, 4 sisters, 2 half sisters, and one stepbrother. One son Edwin preceded him in death. He was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 6, in charge of Dean Brubaker and Orvin Hooley; interment in the Locust Grove Church Cemetery.

Miller, Emery R., son of Samuel L. And Annie (Risser) Miller, was born at Elizabethtown, Pa., Feb. 21, 1885; died at Manheim, Pa., Nov. 9, 1973; aged 88 y. 8 m. 19 d. On Jan. 28, 1909, he was married to Katie L. Ebersole, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Emery E. and Lloyd E.), one sister (Mrs. Ada Lehman), and one brother (Elmer R.). He was a member of the Risser Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 12, in charge of Paul Ruhl and Russell J. Baer; interment in the Risser Mennonite Cemetery.

Raber, Bruce Eugene, son of Ben J. and Betty (Yoder) Raber, was born at Millersburg, Ohio, July 9, 1857; died on Oct. 10, 1973, as a result of head injuries in an auto accident 12 days earlier; aged 16 y. 3 m. 1 d. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Bonnie Lenea), his parental grandparents (John and Katie Raber), his maternal grandparents (Eli and Emma Yoder), and a great-grandmother (Fanny Garver). He was preceded in death by a brother (Brent Emerson). He was a member of the Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 13, in charge of Roman Stutzman and Paul Hummel; interment in the church cemetery.

Schmucker, Henry, son of Christian and Lydia (Conrad) Schmucker, was born at Louisville, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1904; died of a heart attack at Canton, Ohio, Oct. 13, 1973; aged 68 y. 14 d. On Aug. 16, 1931, he was married to Hazel Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are one foster son (Norwood Schmucker), 3 grandsons, and 4 brothers (Homer, Byron, Glenn, and Raymond). He was a member of the Beech Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 16, in charge of Wayne North and O. N. Johns; interment in the church cemetery.

Short, Sylvanus H., son of Jonas and Maryann (Beck) Short, was born near Stryker, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1895; died at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1973; aged 78 y. 6 m. 30 d. On June 23, 1921, he was married to Viola Eicher, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Louise-Mrs. D. W. Aeschliman), 4 sons (Kenneth D., Lowell E., Larry D. and Peter J.), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Monroe and Virgil), and 2 sisters (Mabel-Mrs. Joe Wyse and Anna-Mrs. Jesse Wyse). He was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 28, in charge of Walter Stuckey and Charles Zimmerman; interment in the Lockport Cemetery.

Snider, Louisa, daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Shantz) Weber, was born at Floradale, Ont., Dec. 10, 1882; died at the Elmira (Ont.) Nursing Home on Oct. 3, 1973; aged 80 y. 9 m. 23 d. On Dec. 30, 1903, she was married to Oliver D. Snider, who preceded her in death in 1967. Surviving are one daughter (Beulah-Mrs. George G. Musselman), 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Mahlon C.). She was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 6, in charge of Vernon Leis; interment in the Elmira Mennonite Cemetery.

Steckly, Daniel, son of C. C. and Sarah (Keupfer) Steckly, was born in Milford, Neb., July 30, 1896; died of heart failure at Albany, Ore., Nov. 5, 1973; aged 77 y. 3 m. 6 d. On Sept. 19, 1915, he was married to Lydia Leichty, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Harold D., Allan C., and Kenneth D.), 2 daughters (Bernice Roth and Florence Graber), 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Kate Schlegel, Mary Schrock, and Amelia Roth). He was a member of the Albany Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 8, in charge of James M. Lapp; interment in the Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Mary, daughter of Samuel and Anna (Steckely) Swartzendruber, was born at Emporia, Kan., Feb. 7, 1905; died at Goessel, Kan., Oct. 27, 1973; aged 68 y. 8 m. 20 d. Surviving are one sister (Mildred-Mrs. Emil Klassen) and 2 brothers (Lee and Lewis). She was a member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 30, in charge of Richard Yordy and James Hershberger; interment in the Crystal Springs Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 48 - December 11, 1973, page 937, 938

Boss, Ruth McDonald, was born in Switzerland on May 8, 1897; died Nov. 3, 1973; aged 76 y. 5 m. 26 d. On Dec. 16, 1918, she was married to John Boss, Sr., who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Vernon, John Jr., and Paul), 14 grandchildren, one great-grandson, 2 foster sisters (Mrs. Willard Martin and Mrs. Clarence Yordy), and 3 foster brothers (Gilgan, Lloyd, and Clarence Studer). She was a member of the Mountain View Mennonite Church, Creston, Mont. Funeral services were held on Nov. 5, in charge of D. D. Brenneman and Glenn Roth; interment in the Fairview Cemetery, Kalispell, Mont.

Burkey, Jemima, daughter of Sanford and Lizzie (Kuhns) Stutzman, was born at Milford, Neb., Apr. 15, 1895; died at Friend Hospital, Friend, Neb., Nov. 7, 1973; aged 78 y. 6 m. 23 d. On Dec. 31, 1914, she was married to William Burkey, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Viola-Mrs. Willard Schlegel, Florence-Mrs. Sterling Hershberger, Bernice-Mrs. Floyd Stutzman, and Joyce-Mrs. Joe Yeackley), 3 sons (Milton, Wayne, and Darold), 37 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. One son (Robert William) preceded her in death. She was a member of the West Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of Lloyal Burkey and Dale Oswald; interment in the church cemetery.

Burkhart, Harry, son of Amos and Hettie (Newswanger) Burkhart, was born on Oct. 20, 1894; died Nov. 7, 1973; aged 79 y. 18 d. He was married to Suie G. Hurst, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Irene H.-Mrs. Harrison Fulmer and Eleanor-Mrs. Isaac G. Good), 3 sons (John H., Wilmer H., and James H.), 27 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Samuel, Amos, and Elmer). He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of Ben Weaver, Wilmer Lehman, and Ben Brubacher; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcriber's note "Suie" as in the original.

Detwiler, John W., son of Enos M. and Ida (Wisler) Detwiler, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Mar. 9, 1895; died at his home near Columbiana, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1973; aged 78 y. 7 m. 30 d. On Jan. 3, 1918, he was married to Vertie Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are one son (John H.), one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Paul Bowman), and 4 grandchildren. One daughter (Esther) preceded him in death in 1965. He was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 11, in charge of Ernest D. Martin and Paul Yoder; interment in the Midway Cemetery.

Driver, Elsie Maud, daughter of John F. and Lizzie C. (Zigler) Shank, was born in Broadway, Va., Mar. 26, 1892; died of cancer at the Waynesboro Community Hospital, Waynesboro, Va., Oct. 30 ,1973; aged 81 y. 7 m. 4 d. On May 8, 1913, she was married to Daniel W. Driver, who preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1921. Surviving are one son (Justus S. Driver), 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Harry Hilderbrand and Mrs. Sarah Strook), and one stepsister (Bertha-Mrs. Henry Lambert). She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lois, in 1918, and one son, Richard, in 1941. She was a member of the Springdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 2, in charge of Paul Wenger, Glenn Egli, and Roy Kiser; interment in the Springdale Church Cemetery.

Gehman, Margaret L., daughter of Gideon and Mary (Landis) Gehman, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Sept. 22, 1892; died at Franconia Mennonite Homes, Hatfield, Pa., Nov. 17, 1973; aged 81 y. 25 d. Surviving is one sister (Kathryn G.-Mrs. John N. Marsh). She was preceded in death by 3 sisters (Amanda L., Lizzie L., and Mary L. Gehman) and one brother (Henry L.) She was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Sommers Funeral Home, Telford, Pa., on Nov. 20, in charge of Russell B. Musselman; interment in the Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Hershey, Susan Margaret, daughter of Harvey and Bessie McGallicher, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 13, 1903; died at the Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., Nov. 9, 1973; aged 70 y. 2 m. 27 d. On Nov. 24, 1925, she was married to Aaron S. Hershey, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Betty-Mrs. Warren Hershey, Ellen-Mrs. Roy Neff, and Mildred-Mrs. Mark Beyer), 10 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 6 brothers. She was a member of the Hershey Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Paradise Mennonite Church on Nov. 13, in charge of Sanford Hershey, Clair Hershey, and Clair Eby; interment in the church cemetery.

Kempf, Roy H., son of John W. and Eliza (Swartzendruber) Kempf, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Apr. 16, 1897; died at the Sunset Home, Geneva, Neb., Nov. 12, 1973; aged 76 y. 6 m. 27 d. On Mar. 17, 1918, he was married to Barbara E. Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Wayne, Roine Birky, Bernice Steider, and Edna Lichti), and one sister (Mary-Mrs. Monroe Hochstedler). He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 14, in charge of Lee Schlegel, Peter Kennel, and Fred Reeb; interment in the Salem Cemetery.

Mast, Barbara, daughter of Abe and Gertrude (Miller) Hostetler, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Aug. 31, 1886; died at her home in Sugarcreek, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1973; aged 87 y. 2 m. 13 d. She was married to Gilbert Mast, who preceded her in death in 1956. Surviving are one daughter (Dorothy-Mrs. Lloyd Miller), 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Smucker, Celesta-Mrs. L. H. Good, and Gertrude-Mrs. Charles Schneider), and 4 brothers (James, Daniel, Ivan, and Irvin). A son, 2 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 16, in charge of Ervin Schlabach; interment in the church cemetery.

Meyers, Zola C., daughter of Bruce and Bertha (Statler) Kuhn, was born near Williamson, Pa., Dec. 7, 1889; died of heart attack at Washington Co. Hospital, Nov. 15, 1973; aged 83 y. 11 m. 8 d. She was married to Clarence Meyers, who preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1938. Surviving are 2 sons (Raymond K. and Owen), 3 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Fred Stouffer, Flo-Mrs. Wilbur Martin, and Ruth-Mrs. David Bumbaugh), and one brother (Norman Kuhn). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Gladys. She was a member of the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 18, 1973, in charge of Nelson L. Martin; interment in the Cedar Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Miller, Barbara, daughter of Amos and Elizabeth (Brenneman) Gingerich, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 7, 1900; died at her home at Kalona, Nov. 12, 1973; aged 73 y. 1 m. 5 d. On Oct. 14, 1920, she was married to Jacob J. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Eunice-Mrs. Otis Yoder, Lois-Mrs. Vernon Nissley, and Donna), 9 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Katie, Lena, Esther, and Edna) and 3 brothers (Chris, Joe, and Willard). She was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral were held on Nov. 14, in charge of John Ropp and John H. Miller; interment in the Fairview Cemetery.

Miller, Marie Gwendolyn, daughter of Melvin and Della (Yoder) Gerig, was born at Smithville, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1916; died at Dunlap Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 12, 9173; aged 56 y. 11 m. 8 d. On Jan. 2, 1938, she was married to Leonard Miller, who survives. Also surviving are her father, 3 sons (Robert N., L, Rex, and Donald), 3 daughters (Enid Schloneger, Kathleen Smucker, and Amy Miller), one brother (V. M. Gerig), and 2 sisters (Emily Bender and Eloise Caskey). She was preceded in death by one infant son. She was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 15, in charge of Peter B. Wiebe; interment in the Oak Grove Church Cemetery.

Steffy, Ruth, daughter of Richard N. and Robie Bernice (Skinner) Graham, was born in Joplin, Mo., Aug. 11, 1909; died of an acute coronary at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Rittman, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1973; aged 64 y. 3 m. 3 d. On Nov. 4, 1927, she was married to Edgar C. Steffy, who preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1967. Surviving are 2 sons Richard Edgar and Robert Eugene), one daughter (Virginia Louise), 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Harold C. Graham), and one sister (Mrs. Robert P. Allen). She was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana, Ohio, where funeral services were held on Nov. 18, in charge of Ernest D. Martin; interment in the Midway Cemetery.

Troyer, Fannie Mae, daughter of Levi and Mary Ann (Yoder) Stutzman, was born at Thomas, Okla., Nov. 10, 1934; died at Mercy Medical Hospital, Nampa, Idaho, Oct. 20, 1973; aged 38 y. 11 m. 10 d. On July 22, 1955, she was married to Donald A. Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, 5 children (Lowell, Renee Elaine, Mary Ann, Regina Faye, and Joy K.), 7 brothers (Amos, David, Floyd, Clemens, Nelson, Freeman, and Leon), and 6 sisters (Nora-Mrs. Jacob Brubaker, Susie-Mrs. Dale Swartzendruber, Mary-Mrs. Robert Royal, Dorothy-Mrs. Eldon Stutzman, Thelma-Mrs. Roy Blackstone, and Lorane-Mrs. Victor Smith). She was preceded in death by one brother, Ira. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Nampa, Idaho, where funeral services were held on Oct. 23, in charge of Max G. Yoder and Robert Garber; interment in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Nampa.

Weaver, Daniel L., son of John W. and Anna (Nolt) Weaver, was born in Uniongrove, Pa., Nov. 4, 1905; died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 8, 1973; aged 67 y. 11 m. 4 d. On Mar. 29, 1930, he was married to Marian Rutt, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Victor R., J. Irvin, and A. Richard), 4 daughters (Gloria-Mrs. Mahlon Rissler, Lois-Mrs. Henry Bird, Gladys-Mrs. Henry Zeiset, and Sharon-Mrs. Kenneth Kilheffer), 18 grandchildren, one brother (David N.), and 3 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Banks Weaver, Mrs. Rebecca Frederick, and Elizabeth). He was a member of the Welsh Mountain Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Oct. 11, in charge of Clayton Leaman and Ira Buckwalter; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Woolner, Calvin, son of Addison and Mary Ann (Snider) Woolner, was born in Kitchener, Ont.; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 1, 1973; aged 59 y. He was married to Ida Gerber, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Peter), one sister (Rella Woolner), and 2 brothers (Lloyd and Gordon). He was preceded in death by two brothers (Orval and Howard). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 5, in charge of Robert N. Johnson; interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 49 - December 18, 1973, page 954

Albrecht, David, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ropp) Albrecht, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Aug. 5, 1894; died at the Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon, Mich., Nov. 23, 1973; aged 79 y. 3 m. 18 d. On Mar. 7, 1920, he was married to Lydia Shetler, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Gertrude-Mrs. Reuben Dietzel, Vera-Mrs. Elvin Lyles, Ruth-Mrs. Marlin Gunden, Leona Albrecht, Mildred-Mrs. Maynard Rheinheimer, and Greta Albrecht), one son (Clayton), 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Rachel Gunden and Mrs. Clara Garretson), and 4 brothers (Mose, Emanuel, Herb, and Edwin). He was a member of the Pigeon River Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 26, in charge of Luke Yoder and Earl Maust; interment in the church cemetery.

Bearinger, Annie, daughter of Franklin and Leah (Groff) Shantz, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 13, 1884; died at St. Jacobs, Ont., Nov. 23, 1973; aged 89 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Nov. 13, 1907, she was married to Ephraim Bearinger, who preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1958. Surviving are 7 daughters (Irene-Mrs. Ernest Mount, Beulah Weber, Mabel Martin, Olive-Mrs. Wesley Brubacher, Reta, Aleda-Mrs. Fred Stanbury, and Violet-Mrs. Gerald Pitts), 3 sons (Melvin, Howard, and Willard), 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one brother (Moses Shantz), and one sister (Edna-Mrs. John Scheerer). She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 26, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in the Erb Street Cemetery.

Caldwell, Lory E., son of Hinton and Eva (Ritchie) Caldwell, was born on Oct. 24, 1910; died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Timberville, Va., Nov. 21, 1973; aged 63 y. 28 d. On May 7, 1932, he was married to Daphna Fitzwater, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Charles E., Paul L., and Roger L.) 8 grandchildren, one brother (Robert), one sister (Mrs. Cliffie Knight), and 3 half brothers (Howard, Leonard, and Frank Caldwell). He was a member of the Cross Roads Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Gospel Hill Mennonite Church, Nov. 24, in charge of T. A. Rollins and Ralph O. Birkey; interment in the church cemetery.

Frey, Verna, daughter of Eli and Catherine (Short) Beck, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, July 27, 1900; died of a heart attack at the Fulton Co. Health Center, Nov. 15, 9173; aged 73 y. 3 m. 18 d. On Feb. 24, 1931, she was married to Simon Frey, who preceded her in death. Also surviving are one daughter (Carol), one son (Richard), 4 grandchildren, and one brother (Milton). She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and one grandson. She was a member of the North Clinton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Olen Nofziger; interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Layman, Emory Edwin, son of John and Martha (Bowman) Layman, was born in Flora, Ind., May 27, 1892; died at Fairview, Mich., Nov. 11, 1973; aged 81 y. 5 m. 15 d. On Feb. 17, 1915, he was married to Lela Pauline Diller, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Edwin, Ernest, Oliver, and Carl), 3 daughters (Dorothy Yoder, Mary Alice Handrich, and Grace Handrich), 26 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, one brother, and 5 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Larrison Funeral Home, Nov. 13, in charge of Virgil S. Hershberger; interment in the Fairview Cemetery.

Lengacher, Amos, son of Christian and Margaret (Delagrange) Lengacher, was born on Aug. 28, 1916; died of cancer at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 12, 1973; aged 57 y. 2 m. 15 d. On Aug. 20, 1938, he was married to Fannie Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Lois-Mrs. Richard Delagrange, Ann-Mrs. Richard Reschley, and Donna-Mrs. Donald Ramer), 5 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Henry, Joe, Vic, Ben, and Mart) and 4 sisters (Leah-Mrs. Robert Sprouls, Em-Mrs. Rudy Kraly, Marie-Mrs. Vernon Delagrange, and Marian-Mrs. Louis Delagrange). He was a charter member of the Central Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 15, in charge of Wayne Goldsmith.

Nofziger, Marlin, son of Olen and Sarah (Roth) Nofziger, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1946; died as a result of accidental drowning near Crested Butte, Colo., Sept. 13, 1973; aged 27 y. 1 m. On May 30, 1969, he was married to Judy Hartzler, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Corwin, Allen, and Mark), one sister (Mrs. Janice Kreider), and his maternal grandmother (Mrs. Emma Roth). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Denver, Colo., where funeral services were held in charge of Kermit Derstine. Another service was held at the West Clinton Mennonite Church, Pettisville, Ohio, in charge of Ellis Croyle; interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Nofziger, Pamela Irene, daughter of Corwin and Pasty (Smith) Nofziger, was born at Denver, Colo., Dec. 29, 1972; died after a few days' illness from spinal meningitis at Children's Hospital, Denver, at the age of 9 m. 3 d. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Paula), maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, and parental grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Olen Nofziger). Services and interment were at Memorial Gardens, Northglen, Colo.

Sauder, Marie Elizabeth, daughter of Floyd and Huldah (Baer) Sauder, was born at Archbold, Ohio, Apr. 16, 1942; died at her home on Nov. 19, 1973; aged 31 y. 7 m. 3 d. Surviving are her parents, and 3 brothers (David, Charles, and Jim). Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church, Nov. 22, in charge of Charles Gautsche, Roy Sauder, and Dale Wyse; interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 50 - December 25, 1973, page 974, 975, 976

Bergey, Bessie G., daughter of Elias K. and Anna (Godshall) Bergey, was born at Franconia, Pa., Mar. 11, 1903; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Oct. 8, 1973; aged 70 y. 6 m. 27 d. On Sept. 25, 1920, she was married to Norman L. Bergey, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Henry B., Norman B., and Lester B.), 2 daughters (Anna B. and Elva B.), 26 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Elias G. and Harvey G.). She was preceded in death by one son (Roy B.). She was a member of the Lansdale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Franconia Mennonite Church, Oct. 12, in charge of Jacob Z. Rittenhouse and Norman H. Bechtel; interment in the Franconia Cemetery.

Bissel, Ruth A., was born in Iowa, Dec. 23, 1890; died at the Glendive Community Nursing Home, Glendive, Mont., Nov. 29, 1973; aged 82 y. 11 m. 6 d. There are no known survivors. She was a member of the Little White Chapel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in the Koch-Huebl-Silvernale Funeral Home, Dec. 3, in charge of Norman D. Kauffman; interment in Dawson Memorial Gardens.

Bowman, Eldon K., died at his home on Oct. 27, 1973; aged 70 y. He was married to Mabel Rosenberger, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Edgar, Vernon, Gilbert, and Cleo), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Clayton and Alfred), and 3 sisters (Bertha-Mrs. Elmer Snider, Mabel-Mrs. Dave Deckert, and Mrs. Florence Gingrich). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 30, in charge of Robert N. Johnson; interment in Manheim Mennonite Cemetery.

Coffey, Sallie Bell, daughter of Howard and Naomi (Davis) Brydge, was born in Waynesboro, Va., Mar. 22, 1939; died of cancer at the Waynesboro Community Hospital on Oct. 24, 1973; aged 34 y. 7 m. 2 d. On Aug. 6, 1960, she was married to Jackie Bruce Coffey, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Bruce Edward), her parents, her maternal grandmother (Mrs. A. S. Davis), and 4 sisters (Velma-Mrs. Raymond Hanger, Jr., Nancy-Mrs. Travis Satterfield, Louise-Mrs. Wallace Morris, and Helen-Mrs. Dennis Hanger). Funeral services were held at the Mountain View Mennonite Church, Lyndhurst, Va., on Oct. 26, in charge of Roy D. Kiser and Charles C. Ramsey; interment in Augusta Memorial Park.

Denlinger, Roy Laverne, son of Roy K. and R. Elverta (Groff) Denlinger, was born in Lancaster, Pa., Mar. 7, 1956; died of cystic fibrosis at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., Nov. 3, 1973; aged 17 y. 7 m. 27 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Ronald), 2 sisters (Donna J.-Mrs. Wilson Hershey and Cynthia D.), and his maternal grandfather (Irwin L. Groff). He was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 7, in charge of Clair Eby, Harold Book, and Amos Weaver; interment in the Paradise Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Friesen, Daniel K., son of Peter and Justina (Klassen) Friesen, was born in Houston, Tex., Mar. 30, 1900; died of emphysema at Salem, Ore., Oct 6. 1973; aged 73 y. 6 m. 6 d. On Mar. 3, 1938, he was married to Helen R. Wiens, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Henry Wayne), 2 daughters (Helen W. Westover and Justina W. Harrison), and 3 sisters (Sarah Nikkel, Justina Isaak, and Mary Nikkel). He was a member of the Albany Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 11, in charge of James M. Lapp; interment in the Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

Hoffman, Pearl, daughter of Jeremiah and Katie Hershberger, was born near Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 1, 1888; died at the Goshen (Ind.) Nursing Home, Nov. 22, 1973; aged 85 y. 10 m. 21 d. On Feb. 28, 1912, she was married to Moses P. Hoffman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Viveron and Verle Hoffman), 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 25, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger and Etril Leinbach; interment in the Clinton Union Cemetery.

Horst, Susie E., daughter of Chris and Annie (Erb) Reiff, was born near Newton, Kan., Oct. 13, 1896; died at her home in Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 1, 1973; aged 77 y. 1 m. 18 d. On Aug. 31, 1919, she was married to R. P. Horst, who survives. (Also surviving are 3 sons (Ethan, Lester, and Merle), one daughter (Rachel-Mrs. Robert Stoltzfus), 13 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Jacob, David, and Nathan Reiff).

Leis, Norman, son of John and Barbara (Gascho) Leis, was born at Wellesley, Ont. July 19, 1818; died at Wellesley, Ont., Nov. 8, 1973; aged 55 y. 3 m. 22 d. On July 29, 1947, he was married to Beatrice Steckley, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Ruth Ann, Brenda, and Kristine), 2 sons (Robert and Donald), 4 brothers (John, Alvin, Abner, and Ervin), and 4 sisters (Salome, Mrs. Emma Gascho, Mrs. Katie Leis, and Mrs. Clarence Roth). He was a member of the Hillcrest Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held on Nov. 11, in charge of Henry Yantzi and Jacob Roes; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Martin, Sallie W., daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Westenberger) Ebersole, was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., Jan. 26, 1889; died at Rheems, Pa., Dec. 4, 1973; aged 84 y. 10 m. 8 d. In 1912 she was married to Alvin S. Martin, who preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1960. She is survived by one sister (Mrs. Katie Miller). She was a member of the Good Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 7, in charge of Jay Bechtold; interment in Good Mennonite Cemetery.

Mininger, Isaiah F., son of Jonas J. and Amanda (Funk) Mininger, was born at Elroy, Pa., Mar. 5, 1898; died at the North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, Pa., Sept. 22, 1973; aged 75 y. 6 m. 17 d. On June 26, 1918, he was married to Emma K. Nice, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Vernon N. and Paul N.), 5 granddaughters, one great-grandson, and one brother (Raymond F. Mininger). He was a member of the Lansdale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Plains Mennonite Church, Sept. 26, in charge of Jacob Z. Rittenhouse, Norman Bechtel, and John Lapp; interment in the Plains Mennonite Cemetery.

Schrock, Katie, daughter of Ben and Mary (Beachy) Yoder, was born at Bedford, Ohio, Apr. 29, 1880; died at the Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Ind., Nov. 14, 1973; aged 93 y. 6 m. 16 d. In June 1901, she was married to Christ J. Schrock, who preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1945. Surviving are 2 daughters (Ida-Mrs. Daniel R. Miller and Alice-Mrs. Ray Miller), 2 granddaughters, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and one sister (Ada-Mrs. Pete Wingard). She was preceded in death by twin sons, one daughter, 4 sisters, and one foster brother. She was a member of the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 17, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger; interment in the Clinton Union Cemetery.

Shrock, Samuel P., son of Peter S. and Barbara (Troyer) Shrock, was born at Shipshewana, Ind., Nov. 30, 1888; died at the Albany, Ore., Hospital, Dec. 2, 1973; aged 85 y. 2 d. On Feb. 20, 1912, he was married to Elizabeth Yutzy, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 4 daughters (Willis, Elsie-Mrs. Julius Schultz, Clara, Iva-Mrs. Allen Snyder, Grace-Mrs. Charles Yoder, and Merlin), 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Fred P. Shrock). Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. In March 1935 he was ordained to the ministry at the Bethel congregation. He was a member of the Hopedale Mennonite Church at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Zion Mennonite Church on Dec. 5, in charge of Sterling Roth; interment in the Zion Mennonite Cemetery.

Stutzman, William H., son of John J. and Mary Ellen (Slaubaugh) Stutzman, was born at Johnson County, Iowa, July 24, 1888; died of a heart attack at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa; Nov. 26, 1973; aged 85 y. 4 m. 2 d. On Dec. 31, 1914, he was married to Katie Ann Miller, who preceded him in death, May 29, 1965. Surviving are one daughter (Almeda ­Mrs. James Vlin), one foster daughter (Betty Crawford), one grandson, one great-grandson, one brother (Ervin), and 2 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. Simon Gingerich and Nellie-Mrs. Thomas Kauffman). He was preceded in death by one son (Uriah). He was a member of the East Union Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Petersiem Funeral Chapel, Kalona, in charge of J. John J. Miller; interment in the East Union Cemetery.

Zehr, Elmer L., son of Christian and Phoebe (Zehr) Zehr, was born at Manson, Iowa, July 17, 1903; died of a heart attack at his home in Manson, Iowa, Nov. 29, 1973; aged 70 y. 4 m. 12 d. On Jan. 16, 1930, he was married to Alta Zimmerman. Surviving are 3 daughters (Geraldine-Mrs. Lyle Egli, Betty-Mrs. Don Heiser, and Imogene-Mrs. John Mowery), one son (Gerald), 10 grandchildren, and one brother (Clarence). He was a member of the Manson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 2, in charge of Walter Smeltzer and Nick Stoltzfus; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana


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