Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1974

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Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 14 - April 2, 1974, pp. 293, 294

Beck.-Henry J., son of John G. and Regina (Riegsecker) Beck, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 7, 1900; died at his home at Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1974; aged 74 y. 1 m. 9 d. On Oct. 28, 1926, he was married to Wilma Wyse, who preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 1972. Surviving are 3 sons (Glenn, Rolland, and Randall), one daughter (Valetta-Mrs. Bill Stuckey), 11 grandchildren, one brother (John Beck), and 2 sisters (Ann and Mary Beck). He was a member of the Central Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 19, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche; interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Benner, Walter N., son of Elias and Mary (Kline) Benner, was born at Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 16, 1887; died at the Rockhill Mennonite Home, Sellersville, Pa., Feb. 20, 1974; aged 87 y. 4 d. He was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 23, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Russell B. Musselman; interment in the Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Folk, Cleman E., son of Jacob and Annie (Siehl) Folk, was born in Garrett Co., Md., June 11, 1897; died at his home at Springs, Pa., Mar. 10, 1974; aged 76 y. 8 m. 27 d. He was married to Lura Ash, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Mark and Roxanna-Mrs. Donald Whisner), 5 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Bertha Miller). He was a member of the Springs Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Mar. 13, in charge of Walter Otto, Roy Otto, and John H. Kraybill; interment in the Springs Cemetery.

Greaser, Howard Z., son of Harry J. and Mary (Ziegler) Greaser, was born near Harleysville, Pa., Aug. 22, 1893; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Mar. 6, 1974; aged 80 y. 6 m. 12 d. He was married to Mary L. Clemmer, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Sara Z. Greaser), 2 sons (Harry Z. and Floyd Z.), 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Samuel Z., Harry Z., and Frank Z.), and one sister (Mrs. Verda Z. Koons). He was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 9, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Russell B. Musselman; interment in the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

Heatwole, Effie Rebecca, daughter of John and Rebecca Barnhart, was born at Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 4, 1890; died of an enlarged heart at Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 14, 1974; aged 84 y. 10 d. On Nov. 6, 1913, she was married to Calvin Heatwole, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Wilma Layman and Mrs. Zola Showalter). She was a member of Weavers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 16, in charge of Alvin Kanagy and Samuel Janzen; interment in Weavers Cemetery.

Huber, Fannie W., daughter of Aaron S. and Maria (Martin) Wenger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 1, 1886; died at the Ephrata Rest Home on Mar. 8, 1974; aged 87 y. 6 m. 7 d. She was married to Elam J. Huber, who preceded her in death. Surviving are one step-daughter (Mrs. Florence Huber Buckwalter), several step-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Eli D. and Addison M.), and one sister (Alice J.). She was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 11, in charge of Curvin Buchen and Amos Sauder; interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

King, Sanford E., son of Oliver and Anna (Erb) King, was born at Peabody, Kan., Jan. 22, 1915; died at the Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., during treatment for a neuromuscular weakness on Mar. 7, 1974; aged 59 y. 1 m. 13 d. On May 22, 1938, he was married to Zella Yost, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Sharon-Mrs. Howard Brenneman and Julia), 2 sons (Dwight and Karl), 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Donald, Allen, Kenneth, and Clifford), and one sister (Lila Mae-Mrs. Samuel Janzen). He was ordained as a pastor and served the Pershing Street (now South Hutchinson) and Zion Mennonite churches. He was a member of the South Hutchinson Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Volkland Funeral home, South Hutchinson, Kan., Mar. 11, in charge of Calvin R. King. Memorial services were held at the Hesston Mennonite Church in charge of Paul Friesen; interment in the Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, Kan.

Lantz, John, son of Jonathan and Nancy (Detwiler) Lantz, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Oct. 28, 1887; died at his home in Elwood City, Pa., Mar. 7, 1974; aged 86 y. 4 m. 7 d. On Mar. 26, 1926, he was married to Margaret Kaufman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Bertha-Mrs. Robert Monks) and one grandchild. He was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Shorts Funeral Home, New Wilmington, Pa., Mar. 10, in charge of Leonard D. Hershey; interment in the Neshannock Cemetery.

Mertz, Bertha Marie, daughter of Emil and Lena (Moser) Baumgartner, was born in Bern, Switzerland, Dec. 19, 1880; died at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mar. 8, 1974; aged 93 y. 2 m. 17 d. On Jan 9, 1903, she was married to Fred Mertz, who preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1940. Surviving are 3 sons (Orval, Ruell, and Howard) and 2 daughters (Edna and Opal). A daughter (Olive) preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Sloan Funeral Home, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mar. 11, in charge of John C. King; interment in Lindenwood Cemetery.

Moyer, Henry G., son of Abraham C. and Catherine (Grater) Moyer, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Dec. 17, 1882; died at the Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., Mar. 3, 1974; aged 91 y. 2 m. 14 d. He was married to Susanna Moyer who preceded him in death in 1931. He was later married to Mary Horst, who died in 1942. Surviving are 5 children (Mrs. Hilda M. Alderfer, Russell M., Frank M., Sylvanus M., and Naomi M.-Mrs. Larry Lee), 19 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Providence Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Souderton Mennonite Church on Mar. 7, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler, Curtis L. Bergey, and Russell B. Musselman; interment in the Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Raber, Charles C., son of Daniel and Mary (Nafziger) Raber, was born at Holden, Mo., Feb. 7, 1892; died of a stroke at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio, Mar. 3, 1974; aged 82 y. 14 d. On Dec. 23, 1913, he was married to Sarah Stutzman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Leona-Mrs. Max Donbrava and Mildred-Mrs. Monford Bishop), 11 grandchildren, one son (Charles M.), one sister (Elizabeth-Mrs. Noah Hilty), and one brother (Roy D.). Three brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Aurora Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 7, in charge of David Miller and Eugene Yoder; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Shantz, Lloyd Herbert, son of Israel and Elizabeth Shantz, was born at Kitchener, Ont., died Feb. 18, 1974; aged 85 y. 4 m. 11 d. On Dec. 20, 1917, he was married to Mary Ann Cressman, who preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 1969. On Oct. 6, 1971, he was married to Mary Weber, who died on June 22, 1972. Surviving are one son (Royden), one dauther (Gladys), 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 7 stepchildren, 31 step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren, one brother (Sam), and 4 sisters (Seleda, Erma, Norma, and Edna). He was preceded in death by one sister (Vera), one brother (Orville), and one grandson (Vernon Diller). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in charge of Gordon Buschert, C. J. Ramer, and Linford Hackman; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Smith, Arthur C., son of Perry and Susanna (Brenneman) Smith, was born in Plainview, Tex., Sept. 15, 1910; died of cancer at St. Ritas Hospital, Lima, Ohio, Mar. 9, 1974; aged 63 y. 5 m. 21 d. In August 1936 he was married to Mary E. Tucker, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Edith-Mrs. David Briggs), 3 sons (Nelson E., Linden A., and Roy D.), 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Emma-Mrs. LeRoy Shirk, Mrs. Clara Dangler, and Ruth-Mrs. Norman Kraus), and one brother (Norman O. Smith). He was preceded in death by one sister (Esther-Mrs. James Burkholder). He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church. Memorial services were held at the Harter Funeral Home on Mar. 12, in charge of Harold Good and Fred Miller; interment in Pike Cemetery.

Steinman, Rudy, son of Christian and Magdalena (Gingerich) Steinman, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Dec. 14, 1916; died of cancer at the Kitchener Hospital on Mar. 4. 1974; aged 57 y. 2 m. 18 d. On Dec. 24, 1940, he was married to Elfrieda Bender, who survives. Also surviving is one son (Ray Boyd). He was a member of the Steinman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 6, in charge of Elmer Swartzentruber and Vernon Zehr; interment in Steinman Mennonite Cemetery.

Striecher, Lucina, daughter of David and Katherine (Gascho) Jantzi, was born in Wilmont, Minn., Mar. 24, 1900; died at St. Mary's Hospital on Feb. 25, 1974; aged 73 y. 11 m. 1 d. On Jan. 17, 1923, she was married to Samuel Lichti, who preceded her in death on Apr. 1, 1937. On June 22, 1963, she was married to Christian Striecher. Surviving are her husband, one son (Orval), 3 daughters (Elsie-Mrs. Erven Lebold, Esther-Mrs. Lorne Roth, and Elenor-Mrs. Harold Zehr), 10 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one brother (Menno Jantzi), and 4 sisters (Katherine-Mrs. Daniel Schwartz, Lydia, Barbara-Mrs. Samuel Roth and Mrs. Aaron Albrecht). She was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Crosshill Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held on Feb. 28, in charge of Steve Gerber and Ervin Erb.

Wenger, Russell J., son of Menno and Amanda Wenger, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Apr. 26, 1909; died of cancer at his home on Mar. 12, 1974; aged 64 y. 10 m. 14 d. On Sept. 25, 1932, he was married to Esther Leona Eby, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Carlton J. and Ronald), his step-mother (Ada Wenger), 4 grandchildren, and 2 half-brothers (Clifford and P. Devon). He was a member of the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 15, in charge of Mahlon D. Miller; interment in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 15 - April 9, 1974 - pp. 317, 318

Boshart, Michael, son of Jacob and Maria (Jantzi) Boshart, was born in Crosshill, Ont., Sept. 12, 1900; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 3, 1974; aged 73 y. 5 m. 19 d. On Aug. 23, 1925, he was married to Katherine Erb, who preceded him in death on Mar. 24, 1964. Surviving are 5 sons (Elton, William, Raymond, Michael, and John), 9 daughters (Irene-Mrs. Tom Fronchak, Ruth-Mrs. William Cluthe, Mary-Mrs. Laverne Roth, Edna-Mrs. Donald Richardson, Jean-Mrs. Elton Leis, Margaret, Joan-Mrs. Gerald Litwiller, Linda-Mrs. Murray Walz, and Alice-Mrs. Thomas Pariseau), 31 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Albrecht and Leah Jantzi). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Shirley) and 8 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Maple View Mennonite Church near Wellesley on Mar. 6, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Burkholder, Leonard W., son of Amos and Fanny (Weber) Burkholder, was born on Feb. 16, 1916; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home near Markham, Ont., Feb. 27, 1974; aged 58 y. 11 d. On September 26, 1945, he was married to Evelyn Byer, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Kristine-Mrs. Stan Nissley, Louise-Mrs. Dave Wideman, Eleanor, Betti, Marie, and Elfreda), 2 sons (George and Charles), one brother (Walter), and 3 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Aaron Good, Hannah-Mrs. Gordon Wideman, and Ada-Mrs. Philip Barg). He was a member of the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Wideman Mennonite Church on Mar. 2, in charge of Glen Brubacher and Emerson McDowell; interment in the Cedar Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Erb, Rudy H., son of Abram H. and Annie (Herr) Erb, was born in East Hempfield Twp., Pa., Apr. 20, 1894; died of a heart attack at Elizabethtown, Pa., Jan. 16, 1974; aged 79 y. 8 m. 27 d. On Aug. 8, 1918, he was married to Anna Leah Musser, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Gerald M., Glenn M., Rudolph M., Allen M., J. Lyle, and Orie K.), 2 brothers (Elmer and Jonas), and 4 sisters (Katie Shreiner, Emma Peifer, Anna Mae Huber, and Mable Nolt). He was a member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 19, in charge of Walter L. Keener and Richard Frank; interment in the Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery.

Erb, Truman, son of John and Lena (Birkey) Erb, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, Sept. 1, 1895; died at Kalona, Iowa, Mar. 12, 1974; aged 78 y. 6 m. 11 d. On Feb. 1, 1920, he was married to Anna Brenneman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Marjorie-Mrs. Arnold Stutzman, Kathleen-Mrs. Ben Kenagy, and Joan-Mrs. Richard Huneryager), 2 sons (John and Donald), 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Earl Erb), and one sister (Katie-Mrs. Ed Swartzendruber). He was a member of the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 14, in charge of Dean Swartzendruber and Robert K. Yoder; interment in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Gerber, Samuel E., son of Daniel R. and Catherine (Erb) Gerber, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Aug. 29, 1905; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 14, 1974; aged 68 y. 5 m. 16 d. He was married to Edna Bast, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Florence-Mrs. Hans Rasmussen and Kathleen-Mrs. Arnold Steckley), 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers (John, Daniel, Chris, and David), and 5 sisters (Mary-Mrs. John W. Jantzi, Annie-Mrs. David W. Jantzi, Lena-Mrs. Daniel Brenneman, Emma-Mrs. Ezra Brenneman, and Katie-Mrs. Ezra Steckly). He was preceded in death by one brother. He was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 16, in charge of Alvin Leis and Jacob Roes; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Godfrey, William Charles Stewart, son of Charles S. and Alice (Taylor) Godfrey, was born in Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 23, 1908; died of acute arthritis at Calgary General Hospital, Feb. 25, 1974; aged 65 y. 4 m. 2 d. On June 25, 1934, he was married to Jennie Wright, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Sandra-Mrs. Ken Knutson and Noreen-Mrs. John Woitenko), one son (Richard), 4 grandchildren, one brother (Cecil), and one sister (Edna-Mrs. Frank Parker). He was a member of the Duchess Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Foster Funeral Home, Calgary, Alta., Feb. 27, in charge of Jack Farr. A memorial service was held at the Duchess Mennonite Church on Mar. 10, in charge of C. J. Ramer and S. V. Martin; interment in Queens Park Cemetery.

Hartzler, Dana, son of Enos and Allie (Lantz) Hartzler, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Apr. 12, 1893; died of pneumonia at Topeka, Ind., Mar. 12, 1974; aged 80 y. 11 m. On Oct. 11, 1919, he was married to Dorothy Zimmerman, who preceded him in death on June 1, 1963. Surviving are 2 sons (Nolan and Cleo Hartzler), one daughter (Carolyn-Mrs. Leonard Leichty), and 6 grandchildren. He was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 15, in charge of Joe J. Swartz; interment in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Hartzler, Earlis Willard, son of Noah K. and Mary (Yoder) Hartzler, was born at Garden City, Mo., Oct. 17, 1915; died of a heart attack at Willmar, Minn., Mar. 6, 1974; aged 58 y. 4 m. 17 d. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mattie E. Bute and Nettie P. Garber) and 3 brothers (A. D., Emery Z., and Ernest E.). Funeral services were held at the Atkinson-Dickeyl Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Mo., Mar. 9, in charge of Kenneth F. Steckly; interment in the Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City, Mo.

Miller, Levi D., son of David L. and Katie (Bontrager) Miller, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., Mar. 26, 1895; died at his home in Goshen, Ind., Mar. 6, 1974; aged 78 y. 11 m. 8 d. On Sept. 26, 1937, he was married to Marcella Bilger, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Kay-Mrs. Calvin Putnam), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers (John D., Edward D., and Eli D.), and one sister (Susan-Mrs. Dan C. Beachy). He was a member of the North Goshen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 9, in charge of T. H. Brenneman and J. C. Wenger; interment in the Townline Church Cemetery.

Moyer, Henry G., son of Abraham C. and Catherine (Grater) Moyer, was born in Hatfield, Pa., Dec. 17, 1882; died in Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., Mar. 3, 1974; aged 91 y. 2 m. 14 d. On Oct. 8, 1905, he was married to Susanna Moyer, who preceded him in death in 1931. In Nov. 1937, he was married to Mary Horst Shelly, who died in Dec. 1944. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Hilda Alderfer and Naomi-Mrs. Lawrence Lee), 3 sons (Russell M., Frankk M., and Sylvanus M. Moyer), and one stepdaughter (Ruth-Mrs. Wilmer Good). He was a member of the Providence Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Mennonite Church on Mar. 5, in charge of Truman H. Brunk and Wesley Boyer; services were also held at the Souderton Mennonite Church on Mar. 7, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Richard Detweiler, and Russell B. Musselman; interment in the Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Parmer, Henry, son of Samuel and Fannie (Bally) Parmer, was born at State Line, Pa., July 20, 1872; died at Maugansville, Md., Mar. 16, 1974; aged 101 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Dec. 12, 1899, he was married to Fannie Sell, who preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1958. Surviving are 2 sons (Edgar and Samuel Parmer), one daughter (Mary-Mrs. Clarence Martin), 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 20, in charge of Nelson L. Martin, John F. Grove, and Jack B. Layton; interment in the Cedar Grove Church Cemetery.

Schmitt, Wilfred, son of Samuel and Sarah (Witmer) Schmitt, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Mar. 4, 1913; died of a heart attack at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 9, 1974; aged 61 y. 5 d. On Jan. 16, 1937, he was married to Elsie Bachert, who survives. Surviving are one daughter (Margaret), one son (Stewart), 4 brothers (Delton, Lorne, Harold, and Edward), and 5 sisters (Vinetta-Mrs. Herbert Fieck, Edith-Mrs. Lester Bachert, Ethel-Mrs. Alson Bauman, Edna-Mrs. Harold Schiedel, and Rita-Mrs. Clifford Knechtel). He was preceded in death by one son (Donald). He was a member of the Mannheim Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 12, in charge of Gordon Bauman; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Schrock, Carrie Rebecca, daughter of Levi D. and Nettie A. (Yoder) Zook, was born near Gunn City, Mo., Mar. 11, 1908; died at the Cass County Hospital, Harrisonville, Mo., Mar. 2, 1974; aged 65 y. 11 m. 19 d. On Oct. 18, 1930, she was married to Lawrence A. Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (James Allen, Richard Lee, and David Murl), one daughter (Carole Jean), 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jonathan and Ira), and 2 sisters (Lydia and Phebe-Mrs. Harold Hershberger). She was preceded in death by 2 daughters (a stillborn infant in 1941 and Alberta June on May 23, 1943) and one sister. She was a member of the Harrisonville Mennonite Church.

Springer, Elmer J., son of Joseph W. and Mary (Litwiller) Springer, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Jan. 10, 1903; died at his home of a heart attack on Mar. 16, 1974; aged 71 y. 2 m. 6 d. On Sept. 25, 1924, he was married to Amanda Sutter, who preceded h8im in death in 1938. On Mar. 2, 1940, he was married to Anna B. stalter, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Les, Arlis, and Melvin), 3 daughters (Mrs. Geraldine Zehr, Mrs. Mary Ann Heiser, and Mrs. Evelyn Ingold), 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Laura Nafziger, Martha Springer, and Mrs. Ada Schertz), and 2 brothers (Allan and Simon). Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Mennonite Church on Mar. 19, in charge of Lee J. Miller and Bob Detweiler; interment in the Hopedale Cemetery.

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Sauder, William Richard, son of J. Paul and Alice (Shenk) Sauder, was born at Lancaster, Pa., May 24, 1932; died of cancer at Richmond, Va., Mar. 17, 1974; aged 41 y. 9 m. 21 d. In 1952 he was married to Grace Kerr, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (William Ronald, James Richard, and Robert Lloyd), his parents, 3 brothers (Joseph, John, and Donald), and one sister (Anne Siegrist). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Richmond. Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Mennonite Church on Mar. 19, in charge of John H. Shenk, George R. Brunk, and Paul Wenger.

Short, Mary, daughter of John H. and Leah (Short) Miller, was born at Wauseon, Ohio, June 13, 1885; died at Defiance, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1973; aged 88 y. 4 m. 22 d. On Feb. 15, 1906, she was married to Andrew Short, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Luella-Mrs. Melvin Yoder, Viola-Mrs. Olen Rufenacht, Lillie, Beulah-Mrs. Levi Troyer, Florence-Mrs. Elton Aeschliman, and Martha-Mrs. David Miller) and 3 sons (Harold, Elden, and Lawrence). She was preceded in death by a son (Verden), a daughter (Mary Jane-Mrs. Paul Holsopple), and 2 brothers (Uriah and Henry). She was a member of the West Clinton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 6, in charge of E. B. Frey and Edward Diener; interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Smith, Arthur C., son of Perry and Suzanna (Brenneman) Smith, was born at Plainview, Tex., Sept. 15, 1910; died of cancer at St. Rita's, Lima, Ohio, Mar. 9, 1974; aged 63 y. 5 m. 22 d. In Aug. 1936 he was married to Mary E. Tucker, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Edith-Mrs. David Briggs), 3 sons (Nelson E., Linden A., and Roy D.), 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Emma-Mrs.LeRoy Shirk, Mrs. Clara Dangler, Ruth-Mrs. Norman Kraus), and a brother (Norman O.). She was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Harter Funeral Home, Delphos, Ohio, Mar. 12, in charge of Harold Good and Fred Miller; interment in the Pike Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Snider, Mary Sylvia, daughter of Ephriam and Lucinda (Hallman) Snider, was born in Waterloo Township, Apr. 11, 1901; died after a lengthy illness at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 6, 1974; aged 72 y. 10 m. 23 d. On May 21, 1966, she was married to Solomon Gehman, who preceded her in death in Aug. 1969. Surviving are 2 sons (J. Stanley and A. Leonard). She was a member of the Preston Mennonite Church, Cambridge, Ont., where funeral services were held on Mar. 9, in charge of Rufus Jutzi; interment in the Pioneer Park Cemetery.

Ware, Loren E., son of Edwin and Ida (Eberhard) Ware, was born at Morley, Mich., Dec. 4, 1880; died of a heart attack at Mendon, Mich., Mar. 14, 1974; aged 93 y. 3 m. 10 d. On Aug. 25, 1935, he was married to Nora S. Evarts, who preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 1970. Surviving are one stepson (LeRoy Evarts) and one brother (A. Earl Ware). He was a member of the South Colon Church. Funeral services were held at the Schipper Funeral Home in charge of Dean Brubaker; interment in the South Colon Cemtery.

Wert, Anna Elizabeth, daughter of John G. and Cora S. (Huber) Martin, was born in Lancaster Co., Oct. 8, 1922; died at her home in Neffsville, Mar. 19, 1974; aged 51 y. 5 m. 11 d. On April 6, 1947, she was married to Earl Wert, who survives. She is also survived by 2 sons (James M. and Donald M.), 2 daughters (June Elizabeth and Doris), her father, a sister (Elva-Mrs. Norman Kready), and a brother (Abram H.). She was preceded in death by her mother. She was a member of the North End Mennonite Church at Neffsville, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Landis Valley Mennonite Church on Mar. 22, in charge of James M. Shank and Willis F. Detweiler; interment in the Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder, Ammon S., son of Jonathan and Lydia (Custer) Yoder, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 2, 1892; died at Hollsopple, Pa., Mar. 20, 1974; aged 81 y. 3 m. 18 d. On May 15, 1926, he was married to Elda Kaufman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Noah, Paul, Marlin, and Merle), 5 daughters (Bernice-Mrs. Lowell Alwine, Emma May-Mrs. Ernest Alwine, Dorothy, Twila-Mrs. Maynard Thomas, Erma-Mrs. Carl Kauffman), 31 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a brother (Harry J.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Catherine Shetler and Mrs. William Saylor). He was preceded by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He was a member of the Blough Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 23, in charge of Winston J. Martin and Harry C. Blough; interment in the church cemetery.

Yoder, Annie, daughter of William J. and Alice (Stahl) Sala, was born in Conemaugh Twp., Pa., Mar. 20, 1892; died at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown Pa., Mar. 12, 1974; aged 81 y. 11 m. 20 d. On July 26, 1914, she was married to Harry J. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Effie and Mary), 4 sons (Harry K., William J., Raymond Dean, Robert J.), 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers (Ammon, George, Henry, Calvin, William), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Maggie Thomas, Lizzie-Mrs. Robert Gindlesperger, and Mrs. Emma McDaniels). She was a member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 15, in charge of Stanley R. Freed and Don Speigle; interment in Blough Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Martin M., was born in McPherson Co., Kan., Mar. 30, 1888; died at Inman Retirement Home, Mar. 26, 1974; aged 85 y. 11 m. 26 d. On Mar. 17, 1910, he was married to Mary Anna Butz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Reuben H. and Paul M.), 4 daughters (Mrs. O. J. Yoder, Mrs. Ira Hockett, Mrs. N. A. Schmidt, Mrs. Robert Eshnaur), 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 28, in charge of Robert O. Zehr and Waldo Miller; interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Zuercher, Elliott Howard, son of E. E. and Anna (Howard) Zuercher, was born at Elida, Ohio, June 11, 1908; died suddenly of a heart attack at Newport News, Va., on Feb. 18, 1974; aged 65 y. 8 m. 7 d. On Sept. 8, 1929, he was married to Edna Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Warren Howard and William Robert), 3 daughters (Delma Jean-Mrs. Alfred G. Brenneman, Shirley Pauline-Mrs. Michael Cannon, and Katheryn Elizabeth-Mrs. Carl Brubaker), 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Harold and Robert), and one sister (Mildred-Mrs. Charles Troyer). He was a member of Providence Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Wesley Boyer and Lloyd Weaver, Jr.; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 17 - April 23, 1974, pp. 357, 358

Blough, Elizabeth A., daughter of Andrew and Mary (Hershberger) Baumgardner, was born in Richland Twp., Pa., Dec. 18, 1897; died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Mar. 31, 1974; aged 76 y. 3 m. 13 d. On Apr. 22, 1922, she was married to Lemon Blough, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Dewayne), 5 grandchildren, and one brother (Ralph Baumgardner). She was a member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 3, in charge of Stanley R.Freed and Harry Shetler; interment in the Kaufman Cemetery.

Byler, Ada M., daughter of Solomon D. and Catherine (Spicher) Peachey, was born at Allensville, Pa., Nov. 27, 1901; died at the Lewistown (Pa.) Hospital on Mar. 29, 1974; aged 72 y. 4 m. 2 d. On Dec. 16, 1922, she was married to Joseph Al Byler, who survives. Also surviving are 8 daughters (Florence and Flora, Tillie-Mrs. Daniel Harshbarger, Anna-Mrs. George Hartzler, Martha-Mrs. John A. Peachey, Edith-Mrs. Sherman Kanagy, Mary-Mrs. Thomas Byler, and Emma Jane-Mrs. Nelson Ruth), one son (Jefferson R.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Katie Yoder, Rachel-Mrs. Sam M. Yoder, and Eva-Mrs. Ezra Kauffman), and 3 brothers (Raymond, Louis, and Harvey). She was a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on April 1, in charge of Paul Bender and Paul Roth; interment in the Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Deer, Betty Susan, daughter of Frank and Laura (Knox) Reber, was born at Shelbyville, Ill., Feb. 23, 1927; died of cancer at Mercy Hospital, Champaign, Ill., Mar. 28,1974; aged 47 y. 1 m. 5 d. On Feb. 14, 1946, she was married to Kenneth Deer, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, 3 daughters (Brenda-Mrs. Jack Spitz, Susie-Mrs. Kyle Hannah, and Wendy-Mrs. Dennis Winship), 3 sons (Terry, Ricky, and Rodney), 8 grandchildren, one brother (Robert), and one sister (Joanne-Mrs. Wayne Sommer). She was a member of the East Bend Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 31, in charge of Irvin Nussbaum and Ivan Birkey; interment in East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Driver, Anna K., daughter of David and Elizabeth (Winey) Kauffman, was born near Versailles, Mo., Feb. 18, 1875; died at the La Junta Medical Center Nursing Home on Mar. 2, 1974; aged 99 y. 12 d. She was married to Joseph C. Driver, who preceded her in death in 1964. Surviving are 2 sons (Daniel D. and Jacob D.), one daughter (Esther-Mrs. Harley Evers), 14 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in charge of Menno Troyer and H. James Martin.

Eash, Lydia Mae, daughter of Eli S. and Sovilla (Schmucker) Yoder, was born at White Cloud, Mich., July 30, 1914; died of cancer at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Apr. 1, 1974; aged 59 y. 8 m. 1 d. On Jan 30, 1936, she was married to ---- Eash, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Bonnie-Mrs. Harry Roderick), 2 sons (Ernie and Earlin), 11 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Yoder, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Mrs. Laura Miller, and Mrs. Etta Frye), and 4 brothers (Manass, Eli, Melvin, and Ervin Yoder). One child preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, where funeral services were held on Apr. 4, in charge of Samuel J. Troyer; interment in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Eberly, Elam, son of John and Barbara (Nolt) Eberly, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, June 11, 1885; died Mar. 16, 1974; aged 88 y. 9 m. 5 d. On Nov. 19, 1908, he was married to Lydia Ann Wenger, who preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 1970. Surviving are 4 sons (Walter, David, John, and Ben), 6 daughters (Frances-Mrs. H. Paul Martin, Emma-Mrs. Elias Horst, Elsie-Mrs. David Horst, Mary-Mrs. Marvin Steiner, Mabel-Mrs. Glen Jones, and Eva-Mrs. Truman Steiner), 32 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Elsie Good), and 3 brothers (Ira,Clayton, and Alvin). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Ruth), 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (Amos and Homer). He was a member of the County Line Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Martins Mennonite Church, in charge of Cleophas Steiner and Elmer Good; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Espigh, Ruth P., daughter of Grant and Mattie (Kauffman) Renninger, was born at McVeytown, Pa., Dec. 4, 1900; died of a heart attack at Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, Pa., Mar. 30, 1974; aged 73 y. 3 m. 26 d. On Nov. 20, 1920, she was married to Fenton S. Espigh, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Lorma-Mrs. Clinton Bishop, Alice-Mrs. Daniel Yoder, Esther-Mrs. Raymond Esh, and Jean-Mrs. Donald Aurand), 3 sons (Clair, Cecil, and Clyde), and 2 brothers (John and Ralph). She was preceded in death by 2 children and one sister (Mrs. Frances Knepp). She was a member of the Mattawana Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 2, in charge of Ross Metzler, Elam Glick, and Newton Yoder; interment in the Pine Glen Cemetery.

Evers, John Alvin, son of Harve and Mary (Newcomer) Evers, was born at Peabody, Kan., July 31, 1889; died at the La Junta Medical Center, La Junta, Colo., Feb. 16, 1974; aged 84 y. 6 m. 16 d. On Nov. 17, 1912, he was married to Eva Hershey, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (John and Floyd), 3 daughters (Letha-Mrs. Harry Froese, Esther-Mrs. H. O. Baker, and Alice-Mrs. Daniel Kauffman), 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Wesley and Harley). He was preceded in death by one brother (Lee) and a sister. He was a member of the East Holbrook Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in charge of H. James Martin.

Evers, John Vernon, son of Alvin and Eva (Hershey) Evers, was born at Cheraw, Colo., July 9, 1916; died at Cheraw on Mar. 16, 1974; aged 57 y. 8 m. 7 d. On Dec. 20, 1936, he was married to Velma Kiser, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Evelyn-Mrs. Ellsworth Risser, Imagene-Mrs. Wallace Plank, and Beverly), 4 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Letha-Mrs. Harry Froese, Esther-Mrs. H. O. Baker, and Alice-Mrs. Daniel Kauffman), and one brother (Floyd). He was preceded in death by his father on Feb. 16, 1974. He was a member and elder of the East Holbrook Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of H. James Martin.

Groff, Clara B., was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 6, 1892; died at Denver, Pa., Apr. 1, 1974; aged 82 y. 1 m. 26 d. On Nov. 19, 1916, she was married to Martin S. Groff, who preceded her in death in 1964. Surviving are 4 sons (Roy, Paul, Ivan, and Luke Groff), 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and one half-brother (Milton Romig). She was a member of the Ephrata Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, Pa., in charge of J. Elvin Martin and Wilbert Lind; interment in Metzlers Mennonite Cemetery.

Hauck, Caroline M., daughter of ---- Sheaffer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 18, 1907; died of an apparent heart attack at Ephrata, Pa., Mar. 25, 1974; aged 66 y. 8 m. 7 d. On Aug. 11, 1928, she was married to Paul L. Hauck, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Richard L., Paul I., and Glen D.), 2 daughters (Marion E.-Mrs. Paul K. Burkholder, and Jean M.-Mrs. Robert K. Martin), 10 grandchildren and one sister (Elizabeth A.-Mrs. Clyde Stoner). She was a member of the Ephrata Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 29, in charge of Wilbert Lind and J. Elvin Martin; interment in the Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery.

Horst, Martha, daughter of David B. and Sarah (Lehman), was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. 8, 1906; died at Pinecraft, Sarasota, Fla., Feb. 17, 1974; aged 68 y. 1 m. 9 d. On Nov. 11, 1926, she was married to Benjamin B. Horst, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Sarah-Mrs. Charles Martin and Mary-Mrs. Stanley Horst), 6 sons (Nevin L., Lauren B., Maurice L., D. Amos, Glenn R., and Lowell W.), 32 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Susan Martin), and 7 brothers (J. Irvin, Reuben H., Walter H., David H., Menno H., Andrew H., and T. Weagley). She was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, Washington Co., Md. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Olive Mennonite Church, Feb. 21, in charge of Abram Baer, Adam Martin, Amos Horst, and Richard Oberholtzer; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Kieffaber, Albert J., son of John and Mary (Kieffaber), was born on Sept. 4, 1893; died at his home near De Soto, Kan., Feb. 14, 1974; aged 80 y. 5 m. 10 d. In May 1914 he was married to Iva Lewallen, who preceded him in death in 1937. In April 1941, he was married to Estella Zook, who survives. Also surviving are 12 sons (Clarence, Clayton, Edward, Jerald, Richard, Emerson, Wayne, Roy, Harvey, James, Walter, and Timothy), 9 daughters (Elnora, Deloris, Louise, Jacquelyn, Norma, Lois Bare, Ruth Bitikofer, Alberta Stoltzfus, and Miriam Renfrow), 62 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Argentine Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 18, in charge of John Heyerly and R. P. Horst; interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Kolb, John Funk, son of A. B. and Phoebe (Funk) Kolb, was born in Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 5, 1901; died in a Santa Rosa, Calif., hospital on Feb. 8, 1974; aged 73 y. 1 m. 3 d. On Sept. 3, 1938, he was married to Elizabeth Ann Webster. Also surviving are 3 children (Karen Ann-Mrs. Robert W. Lee, Stephen C., and Marcia Luk), 3 grandchildren, and one sister (Constance-Mrs. W. A. Sykes). He was rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Rhode Island and also served pastorates in southern California and Oregon. Funeral services were held at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa, Feb. 11, in charge of Melvin La Follette, Harold Parrott, and William Porter; interment in Santa Rosa.

Morrow, Catherine Virginia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roth, was born at Lonaconing, Md., Aug. 19, 1929; died of cancer at her home at Germantown, Pa., Mar. 19, 1974; aged 44 y. 7 m. On Nov. 27, 1955, she was married to Theodore E. Morrow, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Joseph Olin, Alice Salome, Mary Katherine, and Rita Joy), her mother (Salome Graber), one brother (Albert Roth), a foster brother (Fred Paugh), and a large number of step-brothers and step-sisters. Before her marriage she spent two years as missionary and relief worker under the Cons. Mennonite Board of Missions at Espelkamp-Mittwald, Rhineland-Westphalia (at that time in the British occupational zone of Germany), as part of a mission project offering assistance to displaced persons from East Germany. Funeral services were held on Mar. 23.

Nolt, Anna Ruth, daughter of John and Mary (Groff) Sollenberger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Apr. 10, 1921; died at Lancaster on Feb. 8, 1974; aged 52 y. 9 m. 29 d. On Dec. 20, 1942, she was married to Richard Nolt, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Gerald, Marlan, and Verle) and 2 grandchildren (Jodi and Jeffrey). She was a member of the Neffsville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 10, in charge of Clyde D. Fulmer; interment in the Landisville Mennonite Cemetery.

Schrock, Francis Ellen, daughter of Daniel and Nancy (Grady) Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Aug. 28, 1874; died at her home in Yoder, Kan., Apr. 1, 1974; aged 99 y. 7 m. 4 d. On Oct. 29, 1898, she was married to David C. Schrock, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1960. Surviving are one daughter (Gertrude), 2 sons (C. Paul and Clyde H.), 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. One son (Clarence) died in infancy. She was a member of the Yoder Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 3, in charge of Harry A. Diener, Edward Yutzy, and A. A. Bontrager; interment in the church cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 18 - April 30, 1974, pp. 374

Barnhart, John S., son of the late David F. and Elmira (Schmuck) Barnhart, was born in Elizabethtown, Pa., Aug. 20, 1882; died at Lititz, Pa., Apr. 2, 1974; aged 91 y. 7 m. 13 d. On Feb. 18, 1909, he was married to Katie D. Ruhl, who preceded him in death, Nov. 1, 1955. Surviving are one daughter (Mildred E.-Mrs. Raymond N. Bucher), 4 grandchildren, one great-grandson. A daughter, Mary Ellen, preceded him in death. He was a member of Bossler's Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Apr. 6, in charge of Martin Kraybill and Harlan Hoover; interment in the East Donegal Cemetery.

Benner, Rhine W., son of Enos D. and Maria (Wiegner) Benner, was born near Telford, Pa., Nov. 7, 1889; died suddenly at the Virginia Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Mar. 3, 1974; aged 84 y. 3 m. 14 d. On June 5, 1911, he was married to Anna Nice Stoudt. She preceded him in death, June 25, 1959. On July 17, 1960, he was married to Mildred Loucks, who died Jan. 25, 1966. Surviving are 7 children (James, Timothy, Millard, Daniel, Rhoda-Mrs. Charles Hertzler, Elva-Mrs. Earl Champ, and Evelyn-Mrs. Lewis Swartzentruber), 28 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. On May 19, 1916, he was ordained to the ministry and served churches in West Virginia and Virginia. Funeral services were held at the North Fork Mennonite Church, Cabins, W. Va., in charge of Lloyd Horst and John Risser; interment in Bethel Cemetery.

Brenneman, Alice, daughter of Samuel and Salome (Yoder) Bender, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 18, 1889; died at Pleasantview, Kalona, Iowa, Apr. 3, 1974; aged 84 y. 1 m. 16 d. On Nov. 22, 1914, she was married to Emery A. Brenneman, who preceded her in death in Dec. 1958. Surviving are 2 sons (Willard and Orval), 2 daughters (La Fern-Mrs. Ray M. Yoder and Nina-Mrs. Paul L. Miller), 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and one sister (Lydia-Mrs. Loyal Swartzendruber). She was preceded in death by one grandson, 3 sisters (Fanny, Ella and Nettie) and 2 brothers (Irving and Alvin). She was a member of the West Union Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held April 5, in charge of Emery Hochstetler; interment in the church cemetery.

Byler, Sarah M., daughter of Amos V. and Emma (Mast) Stoltzfus, was born in Berks Co., Pa., Dec. 18, 1882; died at Leola, Pa., Mar. 5, 1974; aged 91 y. 2 m. 15 d. On Nov. 18, 1902, she was married to David C. Byler, who preceded her in death, Feb. 22, 1968. Surviving are 4 children (Mary-Mrs. Wayne Sweigart, Emma-Mrs. Earl King, Marcus, and Bertha-Mrs. Orval Ash), 12 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, Pa. Funeral services were held Mar. 9, in charge of Aaron F. Stoltzfus, Leroy Umble, and Clair Umble; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Eberly, Reba, daughter of Rawleigh D. and Lelia (Keller) Rhodes, was born in Dayton, Va., May 30, 1916; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Mar. 28, 1974; aged 57 y. 9 m. 30 d. She was married to Marion Eberly, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Lelia Deputy, Mrs. Ava Griffin, and Mrs. Mandell Shank), 4 sons (Robert N., William R., Frederick E., and Marion R. Eberly), 14 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Sallye Gross), and 2 brothers (Jess R. and R. D. Rhodes, Jr.). She was a member of the Dayton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Weavers Church, Mar. 31, in charge of John R. Mumaw and Willard Heatwole.

Geib, Minnie M., was born Feb. 7, 1895; died at St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Mar. 29, 1974; aged 79 y. 1 m. 22 d. She was married to John W. Geib, who preceded her in death, Feb. 7, 1974. She was a member of the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Nissley Funeral Home, Mt. Joy, Pa., Apr. 1, in charge of Henry W. Frank; interment in Chiques Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Knerr, Elizabeth, daughter of Nick and Fanny Knerr, was born in Geauga Co., Ohio, Dec. 31, 1884; died at the Mennonite Home, Rittman, Ohio, Apr. 6, 1974; aged 89 y. 3 m. 6 d. Surviving is one brother (Monroe Knerr). She was a member of the Aurora Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Apr. 9, in charge of Eugene Yoder and Noah Hilty; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Landis, Belva, daughter of Martin and Etta (Consylman) Dombach, was born at Washington Boro, Pa., Nov. 3, 1920; died after a lengthy illness at Lancaster, Pa., Mar. 9, 1974; aged 53 y. 4 m. 6 d. On June 27, 1943, she was married to I. Marvin Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 4 brothers (Ellsworth C., Charles C., Martin C., and Lester C.). She was a member of the Monterey Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Mar. 12, in charge of Gordon Zook; interment in the Eby Cemetery.

Miller, Lovina, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Mast) Beechy, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 1, 1877; died at the Walnut Hills Nursing Home, Walnut Creek, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1974; aged 96 y. 2 m. 11 d. On Nov. 30, 1899, she was married to Joe J. Miller, who preceded her in death, Oct. 24, 1963. Surviving are 3 children (Donald R., Mrs. Vera Wengerd, and Sturges), 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Paul Hummel.

Ramer, Mary Magdalene, daughter of John N. and Melissa Jane (Steele) Durr, was born at Masontown, Pa., Nov. 17, 1881; died at Calgary, Alta., Feb. 8, 1974; aged 92 y. 2 m. 22 d. On Dec. 22, 1901, she was married to Henry B. Ramer, who preceded her in death in November 1960. Surviving are one son (Clarence J.), one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Joe Martin), 16 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and one sister (Laura-Mrs. Isaac Metzler). She was preceded in death by 3 sons (Elvin, John, and David) and one daughter (Esther). She was a member of the Duchess Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 11, in charge of S. V. Martin and Linford Hackman; interment in the Duchess Cemetery.

Sharer, Grant Arthur, son of Elmer and Barbara (Weaver) Sharer, was born in Peabody, Kan., Sept. 22, 1890; died at Grants Pass, Ore., Apr. 1, 1974; aged 83 y. 6 m. 10 d. On July 23, 1918, he was married to Ada Davis, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Elmer and Alan Sharer), 4 daughters (Barbara Coblentz, Rhoda Laurie, Wanda Nice, and Luella Stutzman), 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one sister (Luella Shenk), and one brother (Emery). One son (Merle) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at McMinnville, Ore., Apr. 4, in charge of Lynn Miller; interment in the Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery.

Wideman, Menno H., son of Abraham and Anna (Hembling) Wideman, was born at Osceola, Iowa, Oct. 23, 1897; died at Camrose, Alta., Apr. 3, 1974; aged 76 y. 5 m. 11 d. On Dec. 7, 1927, he was married to Barbara Stalter, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Velda--(Mrs. Nathan Stutzman), one son (Merlin), and 5 grandchildren. One infant son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield, Alta., where funeral services were held Apr. 6, in charge of Paul Voegtlin and Harold Boettger; interment in the church cemetery.

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