Gospel Herald Obituaries - February, 1974

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Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 6 - February 5, 1974, page 126

Axt, Elam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Axt, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 21, 1888; died at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ont., Jan. 9, 1974; aged 86 y. 19 d. On Sept. 3, 1911, he was married to Olivia Snyder, who preceded him in death on Apr. 6, 1959. Surviving are one daughter (Olive-Mrs. Edward Good) and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Shantz Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 12, in charge of J. Lester Kehl and Leslie Witmer; interment in the Shantz Mennonite Cemetery.

Hjelmstad, Margaret, daughter of Edward and Gladys Miller, was born in La Junta, Colo., Mar. 6, 1910; died at the Mennonite Hospital, La Junta, Colo., Nov. 11, 1973; aged 63 y. 8 m. 5 d. On Apr. 11, 1934, she was married to Magnar Hjelmstad, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Ellenor-Mrs. Derald Brenneman and Dottie-Mrs. Phil Kinsinger), 2 sons (Don and Jon), 8 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Dorothy-Mrs. Robert McFarland and Mary Ellen-Mrs. O. G. Stucky). She was a member of the Rocky Ford Mennonite Church.

Hochstetler, Angela Joy, daughter of Lee and Betty (Muller) Hochstetler, was born at the Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 27, 1973; died of pneumonia at the Elkhart Hospital, Nov. 30, 1973; aged 3 d. Surviving are her parents and one sister (Carrie Ann). Funeral services were held at the North Main Street Mennonite Church, in charge of Norman Lyndaker and Homer North; interment in the Union Center Cemetery.

Jorgenson, Brentley Ivan, son of Gary and Bonnie (Sutter) Jorgenson, was born on Mar. 31, 1973; died at his home in Kouts, Ind., Dec. 12, 1973; aged 8 m. 12 d. He is survived by his parents, 3 sisters (Michelle, Karla, and Karen), one brother (Gary, Jr.), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Jorgenson and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Sutter), and great-grandmothers (Mrs. Iva Sutter, Mrs. Naomi Miller and Mrs. Viola Jorgenson). Funeral services were held at the Hopewell Mennonite Church, in charge of John F. Murray and Samuel S. Miller; interment in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Klopfenstein, Mabel, daughter of Martin and Katie (Roth) Eicher, was born in Milford, Neb., Mar. 8, 1898; died at Goshen, Ind., Jan. 14, 1974; aged 75 y. 10 m. 6 d. On Aug. 5, 1915, she was married to James G. Klopfenstein, who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1968. Surviving are 5 sons (Wayne, Ted, Keith, Harry, and Wilbur), 4 daughters (Zola-Mrs. Sterling Rediger, Fern-Mrs. Dillon Graber, Dorothy-Mrs. Ora Morningstar, and Edith-Mrs. Kenneth Wogoman), 42 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Elsie Troyer). Two daughters (Betty and Bernice-Mrs. Lawrence Hauder) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the North Goshen Mennonite Church on Jan. 17, in charge of Timothy H. Brenneman, Russell Krabill and J. C. Wenger; interment in the Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana.

Riegsecker, Louis, son of Theophilus and Frieda (Goldsmith) Riegsecker, was born at Henry Co., Ohio, July 24, 1901; died at the home of her daughter at Stryker, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1973; aged 72 y. 4 m. 28 d. On Dec. 29, 1921, he was married to Della Stutzman, who preceded him in death on June 23, 1962. Surviving are 7 children (Freeman, Orval, Donald, Earl, Virgie-Mrs. Stanley Aeschliman, Arlene-Mrs. Wayne E. Wyse, and Shirley-Mrs. Merle Klopfenstein), 24 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Benjamin and Clarence). Two sons and 2 daughters (Mildred, Louis, Jr., Florence, and Dale) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Tedrow Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church on Dec. 26, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche, Roy Sauder, and Archie Graber; interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Short, Clinton J., son of John C. and Lydia Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Mar. 13, 1903; died at the Williams Co. General Hospital, Montpelier, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1973; aged 70 y. 9 m. 17 d. On Jan. 6, 1927, he was married to Orlyss Short, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Elaine-Mrs. David Graber), 2 grandsons, and one sister (Mrs. Nellie Grieser). He was a member of the Pine Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 2, in charge of D. Wyse Graber; interment in the Lockport Cemetery.

Slaubaugh, William H., son of Henry and Magdalene (Miller) Slaubaugh, was born in Iowa Co., Aug. 22, 1883; died at the Sigourney Hospital, Sigourney, Iowa, Jan. 11, 1974; aged 90 y. 4 m. 20 d. On Nov. 30, 1911, he was married to Naomi Hooley, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Emily-Mrs. Oren Blosser, Beulah-Mrs. Floyd Miller, and Helen-Mrs. Paul E. Yoder), one son (Dwight), 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son (Donald W.) and 10 brothers and sisters. He was a member of the West Union Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 14, in charge of Duane Brenneman and Emery Hochstetler; interment in the West Union Cemetery.

Yoder, Harvey, son of Joas and Amanda (Yoder) Yoder, was born near Inman, Kan., Oct. 2, 1895; died at his home on Jan. 10, 1974; aged 78 y. 3 m. 8 d. On Apr. 8, 1925, he was married to Ferne Boyts, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mona Bebe-Mrs. Clifford King and Shirley-Mrs. Claude Swartzendruber), one son (Doyle E.), 7 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Irvin, Henry, and David). One son (Max), preceded him in death. He was a member of the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 13, in charge of Earl Buckwalter and Millard Osborne; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 7 - February 12, 1974, page 143

Kautz, Edna G., daughter of Elmer W. And Bertha (Wanner) Walters, was born at Lancaster, Pa., July 5, 1923; died of carcinoma of the esophagus, at Lancaster General Hospital, Jan. 7, 1974; aged 50 y. 6 m. 2 d. On Dec. 28, 1941, she was married to Harold L. Kautz, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Earl W., David L., and Harold E.), 2 daughters (Nancy J.-Mrs. Roger L. Howard and Norma J.-Mrs. Raymond Clare), 7 grandchildren and 2 brothers (Earl and Elmer Walters). She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 10, in charge of James M. Shank and James R. Hess; interment in Graybills Brethren Cemetery, East Petersburg, Pa.

King, Delilah, daughter of Levi J. and Barbara (Yoder) King, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, May 11, 1887; died at Bellefontaine, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1974; aged 86 y. 7 m. 29 d. She was the last surviving member of her family. Four brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 12, in charge of Duane Beck; interment in the Yoder Cemetery.

Mack, Noah K., son of Elmer M. and Sallie (Kratz) Mack, was born in Yerkes, Pa., Dec. 11, 1911, died of pulmonary emboli and complications at the Reading (Pa.) Hospital, Jan. 15, 1974; aged 62 y. 1 m. 4 d. On Sept. 5, 1936, he was married to Muriel Taylor, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mary Lois-Mrs. Edward Hoskins, Lucille-Mrs. Andrew Stoltzfus, Elsie-Mrs. Wesley Mast), 8 grandchildren, parents, and one sister (Mary K.). Bro Mack was a medical doctor, ordained June 6, 1937, for missionary work in Tanzania, E. Africa, where he served from 1938 to 1952. He was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church (where he served as assistant pastor). Funeral services were held at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa., Jan. 18, in charge of Ira Krutz, John L. Rush, and Ross Goldfus; interment in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Elverson, Pa.

Miller, J. Elmer, was born in Lagrange, Ind., Nov. 2, 1880; died at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Lagrange, Ind., Jan. 2, 1974; aged 93 y. 2 m. On March 5, 1904, he was married to Ida Eash, who died on Aug. 14, 1916. On July 4, 1918, he was married to Alice Mast, who died Nov. 1918. On Oct. 28, 1922, he was married to Rosa Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 8 daughters (Erma-Mrs. Ivan Miller, Charlotte-Mrs. Titus Morningstar, Ruth Louise-Mrs. Harold Lambright, Carolyn-Mrs. Robert Dillon, Helen-Mrs. Wayne Neff, Beulah-Mrs. Don Stutzman, Mrs. Rosalie Yoder, and Marilyn-Mrs. Lester Burkey), 5 sons (William, Harold, Francis, Dwight, and DeWayne), and 2 stepsons (George and Arthur Elliot), 63 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. One daughter (Wilma Arlene) and one stepson (Henry Brice Elliot) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind., where funeral services were held on Jan. 6, in charge of Orvin Hooley and Harvey Chupp; interment in the Bontrager Cemetery.

Nace, Frank L., son of Frank M. and Lizzie Ann (Landis) Nace, was born in Salfordville, Pa., Aug. 10, 1899; died at Norristown (Pa.) State Hospital, Jan. 17, 1974; aged 74 y. 5 m. 7 d. He was married to Ella Mae Conver, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Mrs. Verna C. Hendricks, Harold C., Franklin C., Naomi-Mrs. John Mick, Marvin, and Milton), 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Harry L.). He was a member of the Franconia (Pa.) Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 21, in charge of Leroy Godshall, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Noel, Henry, son of John B. and Mary (Sutter) Noel, was born in Milford, Neb., Dec. 1, 1897; died of a stroke and apparent heart attack at Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva, Neb., Jan. 17, 1974; aged 76 y. 1 m. 16 d. On Jan. 9, 1919, he was married to Saloma Lauber, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Sterling and Duane), and one daughter (Shirley-Mrs. Vernon Kennel), 3 sisters (Pauline-Mrs. William Schweitzer, Elma-Mrs. Dell Schlegel, and Ruth-Mrs. Ervin Nelson). One infant son (Walter Henry) and daughter (Velda Delphine) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley, Neb., where funeral services were held on Jan. 20, in charge of Lee Schlegel, Peter Kennel, Fred Reed, and Glen Birky; interment in Salem Cemetery.

Ressler, Mary, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Weaver) Wenger, was born in Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 28, 1885; died at Shady Lawn Rest Home, Jan. 14, 1974; aged 88 y. 1 m. 15 d. On Nov. 19, 1907, she was married to Joseph Ressler, who preceded her in death. She is survived by 10 children (Mabel-Mrs. E. K. Burckhart, Paul, Retha-Mrs. Howard Kaufman, Inez-Mrs. Oren Brubaker, Dorcas-Mrs. Paul Gable, Edna-Mrs. Marion Brubaker, Earl, Evelyn-Mrs. Evan Taylor, Ellis, Marjorie-Mrs. Joseph Kotva), 42 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Enos Wenger). One daughter, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 17, in charge of Elmer Yoder and Edwin Bontrager; interment in church cemetery.

Shoup, Jacob Earl, son of Samuel and Katie (Nold) Shoup, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1885; died at Mennonite Home for Aged, Rittman, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1973; aged 87 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Nov. 19, 1908, he was married to Katie Nold, who preceded him in death in 1952. Surviving are 6 children (Ruth-Mrs. John Weaver, Luella, Millard, Adah-Mrs. Lee Nussbaum, Arlene-Mrs. Larry Kleinknecht, and Arthur), 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother (Ralph), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Nancy Steinke and Mrs. Gettie Kreider). He was a member of the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio, where funeral services were held on Oct. 29, in charge of Wilmer Hartman, Noah Hilty, and Frank Sturpe; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Sommers, Mary Della, daughter of Henry and Katherine (Hackman) Horst, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Apr. 16, 1896; died of heart attack, Jan. 15, 1974; aged 77 y. 8 m. 29 d. On Apr. 4, 1920, she was married to Harry Sommers, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Ervin, Myron, Raymond, Dale, Esther-Mrs. Reuben Kandel, Mary Ellen-Mrs. Earl Stephenson, and Ruth-Mrs. Vernice Bixler, 25 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Dema Falb. One son (Melvin) and two brothers (Amandus and Wilmer) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio, with Harold Zehr and Marion Berg in charge; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Swartzentruber, Katie, was born in Lagrange County, Ind., June 18, 1901; died at Lagrange County Hospital, Jan. 10, 1974; aged 72 y. 5 m. 23 d. She is survived by one brother (John) and one sister (Amanda-Mrs. Eash). She was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 12, in charge of Orvin Hooley and Harvey Chupp; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Welty, Virgil LaMar, son of Noah and Saloma Welty, was born in Nappanee, Ind., July 18, 1915; died at Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 8, 1974; aged 58 y. 5 m. 11 d. On April 10, 1938, he was married to Edith Oswald, who survives. He is also survived by 3 sons and one daughter (Larry, Lavon, Merritt and Ellen), 3 brothers and one sister (Ray, Nelson, Everett and Viola), 4 grandchildren. He was a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., where funeral services were held on Jan. 11, in charge of Clare Schumm and Lester Bauman; interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Garden.

Wenger, Annie Susan, daughter of Daniel and Emma (Heatwole) Wenger, was born at Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 24, 1904; died of cancer at Harrisonburg, Dec. 15, 1973; aged 69 y. 1 m. 22 d. Surviving are 3 sisters (Edna, Mrs. M. R. Suter, and Mrs. Millard Bowman), one brother (Oliver), and 2 half sisters (Lena, Mrs. Marie Ours). She was a member of the Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va., where funeral services were held on Dec. 18, in charge of Alvin C. Kanagy, Daniel B. Suter, and Mahlon L. Blosser; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Wenger, Ida E., daughter of William H. and Sara (Lehman) Landis, was born in Chester Township, Wayne County, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1889; died at Dunlay Memorial Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, on Dec. 15, 1973; aged 84 y. 2 m. 13 d. In 1926 she was married to David Wenger, who preceded her in death in 1947. She is survived by one brother (Harry). She was preceded in death by one brother (John) and one sister (Emma). She was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio.

Yoder, Elaine Joan, daughter of Ora and Grace (Smeltzer) Yoder, was born on Sept. 20, 1944; died of a diabetic condition at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, Ind., Jan. 7, 1974; aged 29 y. 3 m. 18 d. She is survived by her parents, one sister (Janet), and one brother (Marion). She was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind., where funeral services were held on Jan. 10, in charge of Harvey Chupp, Arnold Roth, and Orvin Hooley; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, Wilbur, son of Samuel T. and Mattie (Hostetler) Miller, was born in Middlebury, Ind., Oct. 8, 1909; died of a heart attack at Middlebury, Jan. 23, 1974; aged 64 y. 3 m. 15 d. On Nov. 23, 1929, he was married to Suzanne Troyer, who survives. He is also survived by 2 sons (Floyd and Forrest) and a daughter (Barbara-Mrs. Donald Houser), 8 grandchildren, 2 half brothers, and 4 half sisters (Mrs. Fanny Steadley, Mrs. Ora Berkey, Mrs. Melvin Yoder, and Mrs. James Fleetwood). On Dec. 20, 1936, he was ordained to the ministry and served the First Mennonite Church at Middlebury for about 30 years. On Apr. 15, 1961, he was ordained to the office of bishop. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Middlebury, where funeral services were held on Jan. 26, in charge of William Hooley and William Miller; interment in the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Middlebury, Ind.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 8 - February 19, 1974, page 165, 166

Anders, Marvin M., son of Menno and Lizzie (Moyer) Anders, was born at Harleysville, Pa., Sept. 1, 1907; died at his home near Harleysville, Pa., Dec. 18, 1973; aged 66 y. 3 m. 17 d. On Sept. 26, 1931, he was married to Mary C. Alderfer, who survives. Also surviving are his father, 2 sons (Harlan and Marvin, Jr.), 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. One grandchild preceded him in death. On Jan. 28, 1951, he was ordained to a pastoral ministry among the aged of the Eastern Mennonite Home and the Franconia Homes. He was a member of the Salford Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 22, in charge of Curtis Bergey and John L. Ruth; interment in the Salford Cemetery.

Bickel, Terry David, son of Merle J. and Mae (Welty) Bickel, was born at Goshen, Ind., May 26, 1948; died at Goshen General Hospital on Jan. 4, 1974; aged 25 y. 7 m. 9 d. Surviving are his mother, a twin brother (Jerry), one sister (Iris), his parental grandmother (Mrs. Bertha Bickel), and his maternal grandmother (Mrs. Stella Welty). His father and a brother James preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on Jan. 7, in charge of Stan Miller; interment in the Oakridge Cemetery.

Birky, John S., son of Christian and Barbara (Wittrig) Birky, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Aug. 21, 1895; died at Foosland, Ill., Jan. 17, 1974; aged 78 y. 4 m. 27 d. On Oct. 4, 1916, he was married to Fanny Naffziger, who preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 1972. On Aug. 11, 1973, he was married to Stella Berkey, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Wilbert and Wayne), 3 daughters (Arneitta-Mrs. Harold Birkey, Geneva-Mrs. Ellis Good, and Betty-Mrs. John Zehr), 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Bill and Alvin). He was a member of the East Bend Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 20, in charge of Irvin Nussbaum and James Dunn; interment in the East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Birky, Lena, daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Oswald) Grieser, was born at Fulda, Minn., July 3, 1895; died at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Jan. 19, 1974; aged 78 y. 6 m. 16 d. On Feb. 4, 1920, she was married to Simon Birky, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1969. Surviving are one daughter (Anna-Mrs. Leland Zehr), 2 sons (Lyle and Loren), 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Chris and Dan), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Miller, Mrs. Rose Waters, Mrs. Anna Erb, Mrs. Mary Erb, and Mrs. Kathryn Kerler). Five brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Lake Region Mennonite Church. Memorial services were held at the Mason Mennonite Church on Jan. 20, in charge of Walter Smeltzer, and at Lake Region Mennonite Church on Jan. 21, in charge of Elmer Hershberger; interment in the Lake Region Mennonite Cemetery.

Clemmer, Abram S., son of Howard M. and Lizzie Ann (Swartley) Clemmer, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., June 13, 1922; died suddenly at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Jan. 16, 1974; aged 51 y. 7 m. 3 d. He was married to Emma A. Nice, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Jay and Gerald N.), 2 brothers (Alpheus S. and Jonas S.), and 4 sisters (Irene-Mrs. Harry K. Benner, Alma-Mrs. Erwin H. Detwiler, Anna-Mrs. Willard S. Bergey, and Hannah-Mrs. Frank K. Nice). He was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 19, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Russell B. Musselman.

Detweiler, John B., son of Solomon and Salina (Byler) Detweiler, was born in Kansas, Mar. 8, 1891; died at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Ind., Jan. 11, 1974; aged 82 y. 10 m. 3 d. On Apr. 8, 1912, he was married to Fanny Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 7 sons (Elmer, Irvin, LeRoy, Melvin, Ivan, John H. and Freeman), 7 daughters (Alice-Mrs. Harold Wiederman, Susan-Mrs. Joseph Stutzman, Mary-Mrs. Melvin Miller, Sylina-Mrs. Jack Gremler, Pearl-Mrs. Tobias Bontrager, Jane-Mrs. Joseph Bontrager, and Cora-Mrs. Wayne White), 43 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one brother. He was a member of the North Goshen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 14, in charge of T. H. Brenneman and Ben Miller; interment in the Clinton Union Cemetery.

Detweiler, Lucille Faye, daughter of Oren and Nettie (Miller) Detweiler, was born in Fairview, Mich., Dec. 11, 1928; died of a heart attack at Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 14, 1974; aged 45 y. 1 m. 3 d. Surviving are her father, one sister (Mary-Mrs. Lawrence Wyse), and 4 brothers (Carl, John, Lowell, and Reuel). She was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 17, in charge of Virgil S. Hershberger; interment in the Fairview Cemetery.

Heileman, Pauline C., daughter of Clayton and Edna (Clemmens) Schlosser, was born near Harleysville, Pa., Dec. 28, 1925; died in her sleep of an apparent stroke on Jan. 9, 1974; aged 48 y. 12 d. She was married to George Heileman. Surviving are one son and 3 daughters. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother. Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa., in charge of Ellis Mack; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Horst, Amos H., son of Amos and Annie (Hostetler) Horst, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 31, 1906; died of a heart attack at his home at Ephrata, Pa., Jan. 15, 1974; aged 67 y. 2 m. 14 d. On June 10, 1930, he was married to Mary Leisey, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Evelyn-Mrs. Melvin Shumaker, Carolyn-Mrs. Maurice Brubaker, Marilyn-Mrs. Raymond Denlinger, Lorraine-Mrs. Arthur Hostetler, Gladys, and Gloria-Mrs. Galen Ray), and 10 grandchildren. He was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 19, in charge of Alvin Martin; interment in the church cemetery.

Hunsberger, Henry, son of Christian and Elizabeth Hunsberger, was born in Wakarusa, Ind., Aug. 15, 1902; died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 14, 1974; aged 71 y. 4 m. 30 d. Surviving are 3 brothers (George, Paul, and Menno) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Floyd Crive, Mrs. Emma Baumgartner, and Mary Hunsberger). He was a member of the Olive Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 17, in charge of Jason Martin and Elno Steiner; interment in the Olive Cemetery.

Johnson, Clarence LeRoy, son of Adolf C. and Bertha (Lambertson) Johnson, was born in Olivia, Minn., May 7, 1918; died of a heart attack at his home in Laurens, Iowa, Jan. 19, 1974; aged 55 y. 8 m. 12 d. On Mar. 14, 1947, he was married to Bernice E. Kaufman, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, 2 daughters (Janet-Mrs. Gaylen Johnson and Lisa), 2 sisters (Mrs. Grace French and Bernice-Mrs. Milton Anderson), and 4 brothers (Norman, Rollin, Marlin, and Merlin). He was a member of the Manson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 21, in charge of Walter Smeltzer; interment in Summit Hill Cemetery, Pocahontas, Iowa.

Kauffman, Henry J., son of Jacob M. and Mattie (Kauffman) Kauffman, was born at Arthur, Ill., Sept. 18, 1895; died at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, Jan. 19, 1974; aged 78 y. 4 m. 1 d. On Nov. 21, 1916, he was married to Maryann Stutzman, who preceded him in death in 1953. On Feb. 20, 1955, he was married to Maude Weaver. Surviving are 3 sons (Joe, Jacob, and Harvey), 3 daughters (Martha-Mrs. John Stutzman, Katie Ann-Mrs. Lester Miller, and Clara-Mrs. George Gingerich), 39 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Katie, Carrie, and Nancy). One daughter (Esther) and one son (Levi) preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, Ind. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church, Kalona, Iowa, in charge of John L. Ropp and Morris Swartzendruber; interment in the Fairview Cemetery.

Mast, Christian Zook, son of John S. and Christiana (Zook) Mast, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 4, 1885; died in Lancaster, Co., Pa., Jan. 25, 1974; aged 88 y. 2 m. 21 d. On Jan. 25, 1917, he was married to Della Mae Kurtz, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (John H., David K., and Melvin S.), 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Conestoga Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 28, in charge of Christian Kurtz and Ira Kurtz; interment in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Miller, Anna, daughter of Christian G. and Lavina (Bender) Longenecker, was born in West Hempfield Twp., Pa., Jan. 28, 1891; died at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 25, 1974; aged 82 y. 11 m. 23 d. In April 1967, she was married to Ira Z. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 stepdaughters (Laura K.-Mrs. Abram Gish and Ruth K.-Mrs. B. G. Stauffer), 4 brothers (Phares, Elam, Amos, and Bender) and 2 sisters (Rosa-Mrs. Herbert Lesher and Mrs. Mary Miller). She was a member of the Landisville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Good Mennonite Church on Jan. 28, in charge of Jay Bechtold and Russell Baer; interment in the Good Cemetery.

Miller, Ervin C., son of John and Katie (Kraybill) Miller, was born at Louisville, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1900; died of a coronary attack at Salem Community Hospital, Salem, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1974; aged 73 y. 1 m. 13 d. On Jan. 20, 1927, he was married to Erma Myers, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Evelyn), one son (Herman), 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Clysta Richards and Sevilla Miller), and one brother (Marvin). He was a member of the Leetonia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 22, in charge of James Steiner and Ernest Martin; interment in the Midway Cemetery.

Moyer, Anna C., daughter of Isaac and Lizzie (Clemens) Helteman, was born in Franconia, Pa., Dec. 7, 1897; died at her home in Franconia, Pa., Jan. 12, 1974; aged 76 y. 1 m. 5 d. She was married to John D. Moyer, who preceded her in death in 1931. Surviving are 3 children (Raymond H., Eva H., and John H.), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and one sister (Mrs. Lizzie Young). She was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 16, in charge of Leroy Godshall, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Shantz, Adah, daughter of Enoch G. and Annie (Grimm) Horst, was born in Bloomington, Ont., Feb. 18, 1902; died at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Cambridge (Galt), Jan. 5, 1974; aged 71 y. 10 m. 18 d. On Apr. 29, 1925, she was married to Ivan E. Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Edith and Dorene-Mrs. Stanley Gingerich) and 2 grandchildren. She was a member of the Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 7, in charge of Amos B. Martin and Rufus Jutzi; interment in the Hagey Cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Thomas R., was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Feb. 8, 1911; died on Jan. 25, 1974; aged 62 y. 11 m. 17 d. On Mar. 21, 1933, he was married to Dorothy Swartzendruber, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Olin Gunden), 2 sons (Lowell and Gary), 10 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Walter Swartzendruber), and 2 brothers (William and Woodrow). His parents and one daughter (Roselyn) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Michigan Ave. Mennonite Church, Pigeon, Mich., Jan. 28, in charge of Charles Haarer; interment in the church cemetery.

Wenger, Lydia Florence, daughter of Jacob C. and Virginia (Suter) Wenger, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Aug. 15, 1883; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 22, 1973; aged 90 y. 3 m. 7 d. Surviving are 5 sisters (Katie and Mary Wenger, Mrs. Annie Martin, Mrs. Clara Shank, and Mrs. Lillie Faught) and 2 brothers (P. G. and John Wenger). She was a member of the Lindale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 25, in charge of Arthur McPhee, Samuel Weaver, and J. Ward Shank; interment in the Lindale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Roy S., son of Simon C. and Nancy (Eash) Yoder, was born at Nappanee, Ind., Feb. 17, 1891; died at Lebanon Community Hospital, Lebanon, Ore., Dec. 25, 1973; aged 82 y. 10 m. 8 d. On Nov. 1, 1913, he was married to Lora Hartzler, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Thelma-Mrs. Donald King, Dewey, Dale, Willis, and Roy, Jr.), 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Albert). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Clayton and Erie) and one sister (Elfie Widmer). He was a member of the Lebanon Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held following interment in the Gilliland Cemetery at Sweet Home.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 9 - February 26, 1974, page 189, 190

Bast, Solomon, son of George and Annie (Schrag) Bast, was born at Wellesley, Ont., Jan. 14, 1894; died at Wellesley, Ont. Jan. 15, 1974; aged 80 y. 1 d. His wife, whom he married on June 5, 1917, preceded him in death in 1964. Surviving are one son (Delton), 3 daughters (Eileen-Mrs. Gordon Hallman, Laurene-Mrs. Stanley Zehr, and Janet, Mrs. Kenneth Davidson), and one brother (Simon). He was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Mapleview Mennonite Church, in charge of Henry Yantzi and Alvin Leis; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Blosser, Edith R., daughter of George and Laura (Weikart) Lewis, was born at East Lewistown, Ohio, Apr. 4, 1893; died of complications following a stroke at Salem Community Hospital, Salem, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1974; aged 80 y. 9 m. 22 d. On June 18, 1913, she was married to Clinton Blosser, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Laura-Mrs. Isaac Helfrick, Lois-Mrs. Clifford Amstutz, Doris-Mrs. Ralph Witmer, and Velma), 5 sons (Howard, Paul, Evan, Carl, and Don), 38 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Adelaide Cook). She was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 29, in charge of Ernest Martin; interment in the Midway Cemetery.

Brubaker, Anna G., daughter of Abraham K. and Lydia (Graybill) Brubaker, was born in Perry Co., Pa., Sept. 23, 1891; died at Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 12, 1974; aged 82 y. 3 m. 19 d. She was married to Levi H. Brubaker, who preceded her in death in 1968. Surviving are 3 sons (L. Paul, Aaron J., and J. Lester), 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 15, in charge of J. Herbert Fisher, Paul H. Gochnauer, and Ivan D. Leaman; interment in Old Rohrerstown Mennonite Cemetery.

Derstine, Norman A., son of Noah B. and Mary Ann (Alderfer) Derstine, was born at Souderton, Pa., July 22, 1893; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Feb. 2, 1974; aged 80 y. 6 m. 11 d. He was married to Ethel Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Ralph, Harold, and Robert), one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Merle S. Bryan), 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Herbert A., Alvin A., Linford A., and Willis A.), and one sister (Mrs. Estella Drissell). He was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 6, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Russell B. Musselman; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Galentine, Dennis Michael, son of Allen and Virginia (Whyte) Galentine, was born at Croudersport, Pa., Oct. 7, 1973; died at Eldred, Pa., Feb. 4, 1974; aged 3 m. 28 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Joseph Allen and Brian Lee) and a twin sister (Denise Marie). Funeral services were held at Birch Grove Mennonite Church on Feb. 6, in charge of Alvin E. Miller; interment in Annin Creek Cemetery.

Groff, Willis K., son of David and Fanny (Kauffman) Groff, was born at Bird In Hand, Pa., Mar. 8, 1895; died at his home at Willow Street, Pa., Dec. 21, 1973; aged 78 y. 9 m. 12 d. He was married to Frances Myer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Melvin, Norman, and Willis, Jr.), 2 daughters (Miriam-Mrs. Paul Longenecker and Naomi-Mrs. Kermit Sauer), 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Naomi). He was a member of the Rawlinsville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 24, in charge of Amos Hess and Galen Groff; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Hall, Charlie Clyde, son of Josiah M. and Sarah Jane Anthony Hall was born at Wenona, Ill., June 10, 1894; died at Washington Nursing Home, Washington Ill., Jan. 26, 1974; aged 79 y. 7 m. 16 d. He was married to Hazel Redshaw, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Charles, John, and Robert), 2 daughters (Lucille-Mrs. Floyd Snyder and Betty-Mrs. James Rader), 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Five sisters, one brother, and one half brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Highway Village Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in the Endsley and Son Funeral Home, Peoria, Jan. 29, in charge of Clarence Sutter; interment in the Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Kauffman, Katie, daughter of Israel Z. and Barbara (Smoker) Yoder, was born at Belleville, Pa., Mar. 22, 1912; died at the Lewistown, (Pa.) Hospital, Jan. 22, 1974; aged 61 y. 9 m. 21 d. On Nov. 1, 1936, she was married to Roy S. Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Charles Fisher, Barbara-Mrs. James Goss, and Judy-Mrs. Gary Demaree), 2 sons (Raymond L. and Roy S., Jr.), her mother, one sister (Sadie-Mrs. Fay Kurtz), and 3 brothers (John, Jacob I., and Eli). She was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 25, in charge of Gerald Peachey and Erie Renno; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Krabill, Odes E., son of Christian and Lydia (Miller) Krabill, was born Mar. 13, 1882; died at the Mennonite Home, Rittman, Ohio, Jan. 25, 1974; aged 91 y. 10 m. 12 d. He was married to Pearl Kauffman, who preceded him in death in 1964. Surviving are one son (J. Howard), 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Bertha-Mrs. John L. Yoder and Lucille Krabill). One son (Ferman) and 5 brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the South Union Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Kauffman Funeral Home, West Liberty, Ohio, in charge of Howard Schmitt; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Lehman, Doris L., was born in Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 17, 1928; died at her home in Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 24, 1973; aged 45 y. 1 m. 7 d. On June 15, 1951, she was married to David G. Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (David A. and Joseph L.), 4 daughters (Anne E., Margaret Sue, Jane L., and Mary K.), 6 brothers (Donald J., Herman J., Harold C., Wesley, Wayne J., and Russel A. Liechty), and 2 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Ernest Smucker, and Lorraine-Mrs. Wilbur Wyse). She was a member of the Belmont Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Goshen College Mennonite Church on Sept. 27, in charge of Ray Bair and Robert Detweiler; interment in Violett Cemetery.

Neff, Elias S., was born at Strasburg, Pa., Sept. 7, 1893; died at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 20, 1974; aged 80 y. 4 m. 13 d. He was married to Elsie M. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Robert L. and Leon H.), one daughter (Thelma C.-Mrs. Sanford Landis), 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Emanuel C., Chester S., and Paul D.), 2 sisters (Ella R. and Katie Neff). He was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 23, in charge of Clair Eby, Amos Weaver, Harold Book, and Elmer Hertzler; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Roth, Elden E., son of Alva and Martha (Seidner) Roth, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, June 25, 1915; died at Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, following surgery for a back injury, Jan. 18, 1974; aged 58 y. 6 m. 23 d. On Feb. 23, 1937, he was married to Emma Stamm, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Alva, Wayne, Lowell, Carl, and Rollin) and 11 grandchildren. He was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio. Funeral services were held at Captain Cook, Hawaii, Jan. 21, and at Lockport Mennonite on Jan. 27, in charge of Walter Stuckey, Veryl Roth, and Keith Leinbach; interment in Lockport Cemetery.

Roth, Esther Mae, daughter of Amos and Barbara (Augsberger) Roth, was born in Groveland Twp., Ill., Apr. 3, 1896; died of cancer at Morton, Ill., Feb. 4, 1974; aged 77 y. 10 m. 1 d. Surviving are one brother (Amos Roth) and one sister (Lydia Albrecht). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Morton, where funeral services were held on Feb. 7, in charge of Milo Kauffman; interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Yoder, Ernest T., son of Trennis T. and Mary (Swartz) Yoder, was born at Fair Oaks, Ind., Mar. 18, 1913; died of a heart attack at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 30, 1973; aged 60 y. 9 m. 12 d. In 1939 he was married to Amanda Krutz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Dorothy-Mrs. Henry Schrock, Jr., and Mary Jane-Mrs. John Raber, Jr.) and one son (Ronnie), 3 sisters (Mrs. Sylvia Holderbaum, Mrs. Sarah Kauffman, and Mrs. Mary Miller) and 3 brothers (Andy, Henry, and Trennis). He was a member of the Tuttle Avenue Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of John H. Shenk and Amos Graber; interment in Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota.

Yoder, Harvey, son of Joas and Amanda (Yoder) Yoder, was born near Inman, Kan. Oct. 2, 1895; died in his sleep at his home in Crystal Springs, Kan., Jan. 10, 1974; aged 78 y. 3 m. 8 d. On Apr. 8, 1925, he was married to Ferne Boyts, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mona Bebe King and Shirley Swartzendruber), one son (Doyle E.), 7 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Irvin, Henry, and Daniel). One son (Max) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 13, in charge of Earl Buckwalter and Millard Osborne; interment in Crystal Springs Cemetery.

Yordy, Vernon R., son of Noah and Mary (Ringenburg) Yordy, was born at Flanagan, Ill., Dec. 12, 1908; died near Flanagan, Jan. 7, 1974; aged 65 y. 26 d. On Nov. 26, 1930, he was married to Lucile Neuhauser, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Robert and Leland), 2 daughters (Mrs. Gladys Mengarelli and Mrs. Beverly Henderson), 9 grandchildren, one brother, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Beulah Roeschley, Mrs. Dorothy Schneider, and Mrs. Ines Schrock). He was a member of the Waldo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 9, in charge of Robert Harnish; interment in the Waldo Cemetery.

Yordy, William, son of Jacob and Katherine (King) Yordy, was born in Woodford Co., Ill., May 18, 1893; died at Flanagan, Ill., Jan. 21, 1974; aged 80 y. 8 m. 3 d. On July 15, 1917, he was married to Lillie Mae Saltzman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Aldine Hartzler, Mrs. Merna Holaway, and Mrs. Verna Long), 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Raymond and Amsy), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Minnie Slagell, Mrs. Edna Stalter, and Mrs. Erma Guth). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 5 sisters. He was a member of the Waldo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 23, in charge of Robert Harnish; interment in Waldo Cemetery.

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