Kitchen. - Rosa, daughter of Frank and Rosa Kitchen
was born Nov. 5, 1915: died March 13, 1916; aged 4 m. 8 d. Funeral
services were conducted at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church
near Hydro, Okla., March 14.
John J. Johns.
Kitchen. - Retha, daughter of Frank and Rosa Kitchen, was born Nov. 5, 1915, died Feb. 17, 1916; aged 3 m. 12 d. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Hydro, Okla., Feb. 18, conducted by the home minister. Text, Psa. 16:6.
Witmer. - At her home at Pinola, Franklin Co., Pa., Sister Annie Elizabeth Witmer, died Jan. 19, 1916, after two weeks' illness of gall stone; aged 60 y. 10 m. 13 d. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church, having united when young. The services were held at the Row Church, conducted by Bros. John Burkholder and Daniel Kuhns.
Mast. - Samuel, son of Samuel S. and Cassa Mast, was born near Nappanee, Ind., Dec. 11, 1915; died March 19, 1916, aged 3 m. 8 d. The precious little jewel is gone to be with Jesus, which is far better. He is survived by his parents, 4 brothers, and 6 sisters. Funeral services March 22 at the A. M. Church by L. W. Yoder and J. H. McGowen from Psa. 46. 4 and Luke 18:15.
Sherk. - Bro. Joseph Sherk was born on the old Sherk homestead near Berlin, Ont., Sept. 16, 1852; died on the same place of a complication of diseases on Feb. 24, 1916; aged 63 y. 5 m. 8 d. He joined the Mennonite Church at the age of 20 years, was of a good natured disposition, was never married but had his home with his brother David. Funeral services on Feb. 27 at the house by Bro. U. K. Weber and at the Berlin Mennonite Church by the brethren E. J. Berkey and U. K. Weber. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin. - Abraham W. Martin, residing near Goodville, Pa., died March 28, 1916, from a complication of diseases due to old age; aged 78 y. 8 m. 22 d. He was a member of the Martin branch of the Mennonite Church of Weaverland. The funeral was held in the church at Weaverland March 27. Services by Bro. Frank Horst in English (text, Matt. 25:13) followed by Bro. Moses Horning in German. His remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. He is survived by a widow, 1 son, 1 daughter, and 2 brothers.
Good. - Bro. Jacob B. Good was born April 19, 1841, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died at his home near Berlin, Ont., March 25, 1916; aged 74 y. 11 m. 6 d. He was married over 57 years ago to Elizabeth Sittler, to which union were born 6 sons and 5 daughters, of whom 3 sons and 5 daughters are living. Funeral Mar. 27, conducted by Samuel S. Bowman at the house and at the Berlin Mennonite Church by Jonas Snider in German (text, Phil. 1:21) and K. N. Kitching in English (text, Heb. 9:27). Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Burkhart. - Bro. John Burkhart died at his home near New Holland, Pa., March 10, 1916; aged 81 y. 3 m. The brother had been declining for some time and recently had a paralytic stroke which caused his death. He was a faithful member of the Church at Weaverland for many years. Funeral services at Weaverland on the 13th by Bros. Benj. Weaver and John Sauder. Text, Psa. 90:10. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. The brother is survived by 2 sons, 5 daughters, and 3 sisters.
Brubaker. - Joseph Brubaker was born in Snyder Co., Pa., March 1, 1838; died March 18, 1916. His wife (nee Sensenig), preceded him to the spirit world some years ago. He is survived by 1 son and 4 daughters. For a number of years he served the Pike Mennonite Church in the office of bishop, but because of some misunderstanding he drew back about ten years ago and stood that way until he died. He was a kind father and a peaceable neighbor. The funeral was held on Mar. 22 at the above named church where a large concourse of friends paid the last tribute of respect. Services were conducted by Bro. Benj. Weaver in German and Bro. John W. Weaver in English.
King. - Mattie Yoder King was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Feb. 1, 1841; died at her home at La Junta, Colo., March 12, 1916; aged 75 y. 1 m. 11 d. Last summer she was afflicted with paralysis and gradually became worse, suffering one stroke after another until finally the Lord called her home. At times there was hardly a position to be had, that would rest her. She was patient and said she was willing to depart. She moved with her parents to Logan Co., Ohio, in 1845; united with the Mennonite Church in her young womanhood and was a faithful member at the time of her death. She was married to I. B. King in 1868. They moved to Cass Co., Mo., in 1870, and in 1912 to their present home in Colorado. The departed leaves a husband, 3 daughters, 1 son, 2 grandchildren, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers. Two sisters and 1 brother preceded her to the glory world. Funeral services were held March 14 at the East Holbrook Church, conducted by J. M. Nunemaker and A. M. Leatherman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Reist. - Peter Reist of Kossuth, Ont., was born on July 23, 1832; died Feb. 22, 1916; aged 83 y. 6 m. 30 d. Bro. Reist has been a deacon in the Mennonite Church for many years but of late years has been taking no active part in church work on account of failing health. His wife preceded him to the spirit world 10 years ago. He is now also gone to enjoy the glory world. He had lived with his son, from whose home the funeral was held on Feb. 24. Services by Oscar Burkholder and A. B. Snyder.
Eby. - Sister Susanna Eby, widow of Jonas Eby, died on March 18, 1916, at the home of her son, Bro. Benjamin Eby, in Maugansville, Md., aged 87 y. 6 m. 26 d. Having enjoyed reasonable health for one of her age, she passed away suddenly, taking ill at 2 o'clock in the morning of the 18th and by 10 A. M. passed to the great beyond. She leaves the evidence of having enjoyed that peace and comfort promised to those who are faithful unto the end. She frequently expressed a desire to depart. She leaves to mourn her departure 4 sons and 3 daughters. Funeral and burial at Reiff's March 21. Services by C. R. Strirte, Geo. Keener, and D. Lesher. Text, I Pet. 4:7.
Transcriber's note: "Strirte" is as spelled in the original, should likely be "Strite", see Eby obit below.
Shank. - Nancy Shank, daughter of Pre. Christian and Elizabeth Culp, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Jan. 14, 1845; died in Pandora, Ohio, Mar. 13, 1916; aged 71 y. 1 m. 29 d. She was married to John Shank of Columbus Grove, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1867. To this union were born 2 sons and 5 daughters, of whom 2 daughters preceded her to the future realm. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early womanhood and lived a faithful, devoted Christian life to the end. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, 1 brother and 4 sisters, with many other relatives and friends. But we trust that our loss is her eternal gain. The funeral services were conducted by N. 0. Blosser assisted by Moses Brenneman at the Zion Church near Bluffton, Ohio, and the body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Stoltzfus. - Malinda, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Stoltzfus, died at the home of her parents near Mechanicsburg, Pa., on March 15, 1916; aged 5 y. 8 m. 20 d. On the 15th, about 2 P. M., little Malinda and her youngest sister were in the kitchen by themselves, when Malinda started playing with paper at the stove. Her clothes caught fire and she was buried so badly before her parents reached her that she died about 3 hours later. She leaves to mourn her early departure father, mother, 3 sisters, and 1 brother (Amos - Malinda and Amos being twins.) Funeral services were conducted at her home March 18th by Daniel Stoltzfus and Amos Esch. Buried in the Myers Cemetery near Bareville, Pa.
"God needed one more angel child,
Amidst His shining band,
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling's hand."
Transcriber's note: "buried" in the third sentence should likely be "burned".
Rohrer. - Ora Belle, wife of Landis B. Rohrer, was born Feb. 12, 1879, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Feb. 16, 1916; aged 37 y. 4 d. Death was due to a complication of diseases, from which she was confined to bed 5 weeks. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and bore her suffering very patiently, until God saw fit to call her home. During her sickness she enjoyed the company of others very much. She is survived by her husband, parents, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 20, when a large number of friends met to pay the last tribute of respect.
"We shall meet, but we shall miss her,
There shall be one vacant chair;
We shall long again to see her
Over on the other shore."
McAllister. - Barbara Greider, wife of Jacob McAllister,
died at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., on Wednesday morning,
March 8, in her 69th year. She is survived by one son living in
California, one daughter, wife of Irvin Stauffer of Elizabethtown,
and a granddaughter, Ruth McAllister, at home.
Bro. McAllister died about 3 years ago.
Brief services were held at the home on Saturday by Bros. Abram Herr, Noah Hess, and Simon Landis, followed by services at the church conducted by Bro. Simon Landis. Interment in Mt. Tunnel Cemetery. Sister McAllister tok an active part in church work, and her place in Sunday school was seldom vacant when health permitted.
Transcriber's note: "tok" is as spelled in the original.
Camp. - Mary Newcomer was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, June 15, 1834; died at her home in De Kalb Co., Ind., March 17, 1916; aged 81 y, 9 m. 2 d. She was a member of a family of 10 children, 4 of whom are living (3 brothers, Joseph, George and Christopher) and a sister (Maria Gingerich.) In 1849 she with her parents moved to Indiana and settled on a farm in Franklin Tp. where they endured the hardships of pioneer life. She united in marriage with Daniel Camp in August, 1873. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter. One son died in infancy and her husband departed this life 34 years ago. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1880 and remained a faithful member until called to her reward. She leaves a son (Debias) and a daughter (Clara), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 1 sister and other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the Fairfield Center Church near her home on March 20, 1916, conducted by Bro. Jacob K. Bixler from the text, Rev. 21:7.
Detweiler. - Edith, daughter of Abel H. and Katie (Freed) Detweiler, was born at Telford, Pa., Dec. 8, 1914; died at the parental home March 9, 1916; aged 1 y. 3 m. Although the little one looked the picture of health, she has suffered from various ailments since birth, principally a weakened condition of the heart. When Bro. and Sister Detweiler moved, the little daughter contracted a severe cold, which developed into membranous croup, about two days before the hand of death reached out for the family's precious little one. This is the second child of nearly the same age which has been removed from earth to glory, and although they feel they are well cared for, yet their hearts are saddened by the separation. One daughter still survives. Owing to the contagious disease the remains were privately interred at the Souderton Mennonite burying grounds on Mar. 10.
"Edith thou wast sweet and lovely,
How our heart are aching none can tell;
But 'tis God that loved thee more,
And called thee home on the shining shore."
Kniss. - Lura Louella Kniss was born Dec. 10, 1901: died March 13, 1916; aged 14 y. 3 m. 3 d. She was converted and received into Church fellowship at the age of ten. She leaves to mourn her early departure her devoted parents and grand father, besides a number of other relatives and friends. Though she was called to take her departure in the spring-time of life we are comforted with the blessed hope that she has departed to be with Christ. Having been the only daughter and child, she will be greatly missed in the home, but it is comforting to believe that the parents, loss is her eternal gain. May the God of all comfort heal the beeding hearts of the bereaved ones. Funeral services on the 16th. Short service at the house by S. E. Graybill and at the Mennonite Church near Freeport, Ill., by J. S. Shoemaker assisted by E. M. Shellenberger. Text, Job 16:22.
Transcriber's note: "beeding" is as spelled in the original.
Lesher. - Bro. Jeremiah Lesher of Williamson, Pa., died March 10, 1916, from a complication of diseases; aged 67 y. 7 m. 10 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and when he realized that his end was near, he said he was ready to go whenever the Lord would call for him. The only thing that seemed to burden his mind was the future welfare of his family and also of the little congregation at Williamson by which he stood so faithfully in its struggle for existence. He will be greatly missed in his family and also in the community in which he lived, but perhaps the greatest loss falls upon the Church. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 5 daughters and 3 grandchildren. The funeral was held March 13. Services in the Reformed Church in Williamson, conducted by the brethren W. W. Hege and Geo. S. Keener from II Tim. 4:7,8. Interment in the cemetery at St. Thomas.
Miller. - Lydia Miller was born in Holmes Co., Ohio,
Jan. 17, 1841; died March 17, 1916; aged 75 y. 2 m. She came to
Indiana in 1859 and in 1861 was united in marriage to Benjamin
B. Miller. This union was blessed with 9 children, 43 grandchildren,
7 great-grandchildren. Bro. and Sister Miller moved to McPherson
Co.. Kans., in 1880, and came to Custer Co., Okla., in 1895, where
they lived together until March 19, 1914, when Bro. Miller was
called away. Sister Miller still lived on the old homestead with
one of her children. Sister Miller had been a faithful member
of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and held out faithful
to the end. Funeral services were conducted at the home March
20 by John Miller in German, and David Eister and J. J. Johns
in English. Text, Matt. 24:44.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'twas God that came and took thee
He can all our sorrows heal."
Eby. - Sister Nancy Eby, widow of Benjamin Eby, died
on March 21, 1916, at the home of her sister, Elizabeth and Mary
Reiff in Maugansville, Md.; aged 77 y. 7 m. 1 d. She was preceded
to the spirit world by her husband 48 years ago, and by her only
daughter, who crossed the river 4 years ago. Her husband died
a few months after their marriage. Her health was failing for
years, due to an affection of the heart, which developed into
dropsy. She endured her affliction patiently and desired to go
"to them that are at rest." She eaves to mourn her departure
a son-in-law, 3 grandchildren, and 2 sisters.
Short is our longest day of life,
And soon its prospect ends;
Yet on that day's uncertain date,
Funeral and burial at Reiff's on March 23. Services by Henry Baer (text, Rom 11:22) and Daniel Strite (text, Psa. 116:15).
Transcriber's note: "sister" in line two was singular; "eaves" is as in the original..
Freed. - Clayton F., son of Bro. Henry G. Freed, was born June 1, 1910; died of diphtheria March 17, 1916; aged 5 y. 9 m. 16 d. Since the death of his mother Nov. 27, 1914, the son had made his home with his grandparents near Telford, Pa., where he was also cared for during the two weeks' illness and death. He was more or less weakly constituted since birth but his mental faculties seemed more than ordinarily bright. He was of a loving, uncomplaining disposition, and therefore is especially missed by the grandparents who had become more attached to him since living with them. Besides the father, 2 brothers and 1 sister survive, who have the sympathy of many relatives and friends. Owing to the contagious disease the remains were privately interred on March 18, at the Souderton Mennonite burying grounds.
Martin. - Harry James, son of Bro. and Sister S. D. Martin, East Earl, Pa., was born Feb. 14, 1913; died Mar. 6, 1916, aged 3 y. 20 d. His death was due to a burn, which occurred by accident in his home Friday A. M. previous to his death, at 7 o'clock, while he and his brother a year older were getting up they got hold of matches. His night gown caught fire and was burned from him before help came to his rescue. He suffered untold agonies for a half hour until the physician was summoned. All was done that loving hands could do to soothe and cheer him, but to no avail. God had a better home for him. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn his early departure, while 1 brother and 2 sisters preceded him. Funeral services were held from his home on the 8th, by Bro. I. B. Good and at the Goodville Church by Bros. Benj Weaver and John Sauder. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin. - Paul, youngest son of Bro. Jacob W and Sister
Annie Martin of Kinzer, Pa., was born Jan. 25, 1899; died Mar.
14, 1916; aged 17 y. 1 m. 18 d. Brief services were held from
the home Mar. 17, by Bro. J. B. Senger and at Hershey's Church
by Bro. C. M. Brackbill. Text, Eccl. 12:1. He was carried to the
adjoining cemetery by his Sunday school companions. Paul had given
his heart to God's service a few years ago, living here in this
world but a short while until the Lord said, "It is finished."
His service was short yet the victory was won. He had been a sufferer
for the past few years, from a lingering illness. He leaves to
mourn his departure father and mother, also 3 brothers, 6 sisters,
and 1 aged grandmother.
"The Savior now has been his guide
Through dark and rugged the road,
His voice that echoed, I am thine
Has lifted the heavy load."
Burck. - Wilson D., youngest son of Mrs. Lovina Burck, Albany, Oreg., died Feb. 9, 1916, at the home of his sister, Mrs. D. W. Hershberger, aged 16 y. 6 m. 24 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure a mother, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and a host of friends and young companions. His death was caused by pneumonia, being sick only 14 days when seemingly in the twinkle of an eye the death angel came and took him out of our midst, where he was so much needed; but before he departed he left the evidence that our loss was his gain. He confessed Christ and was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church of Albany, when he was 14 years old, at the time of his death he was working for his brother-in-law, D. W. Hershberger of Hubbard, Oreg. Funeral services at the Hopewell Church, near Hubbard, Feb. 11, conducted by Bro. Moses Brenneman of Albany, assisted by Bro. J. K. Lehman of Hubbard. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Hygema. - Edna Evelyn, daughter of Elmer and Mabel Hygema,
of Wakarusa Ind., was born April 8, 1914; died March 14, 1916;
aged 1 y. 11 m. 6 d. She was sick only a few days with inflammation.
She was conscious up to the last. She recognized her father and
mother just a few minutes before passing away. She was loved by
all who knew her. She carried sunshine with her wherever she went.
Besides leaving a kind father and mother, she leaves a little
brother, 2 grandmothers, 1 grandfather, and 1 great-grandmother;
also several aunts and uncles and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the Union Chapel meeting house
on March 16 by the brethren, D. A. Yoder and Silas Weldy. Text,
Matt. 18:10,14. Burial at the Olive Cemetery.
"She has from this earth departed
Never more to roam the wild,
She has gone to heaven above us
Where the Savior loves each child."
Heatwole. - Emma Catharine Heatwole, daughter of Joseph
and Catharine Brenneman, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Nov. 17,
1880, died March 17, 1916; aged 35 y. 4 m. She was united in marriage
to Joseph Heatwole in the year 1901. Her severe illness continued
about five weeks. The last two weeks of her life were spent at
the city hospital, Lima, Ohio, where she underwent an operation.
The results of the operation were satisfactory, but later the
serious disease known as trichiniasis was discovered by physicians,
which caused her death. During her severe illness she bore her
sufferings with patience, never murmuring or complaining. While
she had a great concern for her family and longed to be with them
a while longer, she was resigned to the will of God. She united
with the Mennonite Church in her youth and passed away with a
living faith in her Redeemer. She is survived by a husband, 4
sons and 3 daughters (Orpha, Susanna, Warren, Milton, John, Mary
and Mark), an aged father, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and a large
number of relatives and friends.
"A loving one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacane in her home,
Which never can be filled."
The funeral services were conducted by N. 0. Blosser, assisted by John Blosser, at the Salem Church near Elida, Ohio, from Mark 14:8. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "vacane" and "trichiniasis" are spelled as in original.
Rohrer. - Witmer J. Rohrer was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 24. 1855; died March 21, 1916, at his home in Strasburg, Pa.; aged 61 y. 1 m. 27 d. He was married Nov. 20, 1877, to Ida A. Bare. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. His death was caused by typhoid fever, and he was confined to his bed 4 weeks, through which time he bore his suffering very patiently. He was deeply concerned for the welfare of his children, and said he was so glad that he had seen his family all profess Christ and united with the Church. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and had much pleasure in reading the Bible. All was done that loving hand, and hearts could do, but God saw otherwise. He had a cheerful disposition, always having a pleasant smile and word of greeting for old and young. His smiling face will be seen no more on earth, but we hope to meet him on the other shore. He will be greatly missed in the community, in the church, but most of all in his home, where there is always a vacant chair. We mourn, but not as those who have no hope. He was unconscious for more than a week. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 6 children. 4 grandchildren, 1 sister, and 2 brothers, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 24 at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, where a large concourse of friends met to pay the last tribute of respect.
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
King. - Mary E., daughter of Levi and Arie King, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Dec. 1, 1896; died of bronchial pneumonia and laryngeal diphtheria, March 8, 1916, at the home of her sister, Bro. Albert and Sister Delilah Miller, in Howard Co., Ind.; aged 19 y. 2 m. 7 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at South Union near West Liberty, Ohio, when quite young and remained consistent and faithful until death. She was conscious to the end. and was much concerned about the salvation of souls, especially of her associates. She called several of them to her bed-side and talked with them, telling them to live true and devoted Christian lives. A few hours before she died, she was asked if she was ready to die, she said, "Yes, all is well," and that she could meet her Savior in the sky. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Memorial services were held Sunday, March 19, at the Howard and Miama congregation near Amboy, Ind. Services conducted by the brethren E. A. Mast and J. S. Horner from Jas. 4:13, 14. She was taken to West Liberty, Ohio, for burial the 9th. Her brother Leroy and Sister Delilah accompanied her corps to Ohio, for burial, but no funeral services could be held there as the coffin was not allowed to be opened.
"Sweetly sleep, then, dearest sister,
Since the Savior thought it best,
Earthly life to change for glory,
Cares and trials for sweetest rest.
We,ll not murmur, though we miss thee.
Rest thee now from all thy care,
Soon we hope with wings celestial.
To be home, thy joys to share."
Transcriber's note: "corps" and "Miama" are spelled as in original.
Anglemeyer. - Oliver S., son of Franklin and Susannah Anglemyer, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 17, 1871; died at his late home March 6, 1916; aged 44 y. 8 m. 19 d. On Oct. 14, 1897, he and Gertrude Yoder were united in marriage. While their married career was one of much joy it was not without its sorrow. Five children were born to this union, four of whom preceded their parents to the spirit world. Gertrude died on June 9, 1907, leaving in Oliver's care an infant child, Martha, who survives her father. Soon after Gertrude's death Mr. and Mrs. Levi Bordner came into Oliver's home. In a kind and most affectionate manner Mrs. Bordner helped rear Martha to become an obedient child. Perhaps in Oliver's large association of friends there was none who was more appreciated than this godly woman, Mrs. Mary Bordner. He never tired of speaking of her labors of love in coming into his home to help rear his motherless baby. Again, on March 21, 1912, Oliver was married to Mrs. Amanda Shaum. This also was a happy and most congenial relationship. One child was born to them, little Elizabeth, who with her mother survives him. Besides these, in his immediate family there remain to mourn this apparent untimely departure, his father and mother, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and a step-foster son. A number of years ago, soon after his first marriage Oliver became a Christian, he with Gertrude. Up to their death they held their membership in the Mennonite Church, Salem congregation. To Oliver, Jesus was not merely a character of history, but a living, helping Savior. In HIM he found the forgiveness of sin, and the pattern of good living. Perhaps, that he followed his Pattern closely is best seen in the fact that he took greater delight in serving others than in having others serve him. He made a desperate struggle to regain his health, but when he saw that health was not to be regained, he said, "It has been a losing fight but my outlook for heaven is certain." With this confidence of better things in the land of rest, he fell peacefully asleep, full of confidence and trust. Funeral services conducted at the Union Center meeting house by John Baer and David A. Yoder. Text, II Tim. 4:7,8.
Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 2 - April 13, 1916 - pages 39,40
Hershberger. - Grace Hershberger was born Dec. 23, 1914; died March 20, 1916; aged 2 y. 2 m. 27 d.
"Thy sweet, loving face is gone,
And from the Father never to return;
Never to our bosom here to be pressed;
But with Jesus thou shalt forever rest."
Services conducted by D. B. Raber and F. B. Stoltzfus at Plainview Church. Interment in cemetery nearby.
Transcriber's note: Given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.
Amstutz. - Verna (nee Steiner), wife of Benj. Amstutz, was born in Wayne Co. Ohio, in 1854; died March 24, 1916; aged 61 y. 2 m. 29 d. Nov. 7, 1876. she was married to Bro. Amstutz. They lived together in wedded life over 29 years. To this union were born 7 children. One daughter and 1 grandson preceded her. She leaves to mourn her loss the bereaved husband, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 21 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 6 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Swiss Mennonite Church. Funeral services March 25, by Bro. Cleophas Amstutz. Text, I Sam. 20:3.
Brubaker. - Seth Brubaker was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., May 3, 1863; died at his home in Dauphin Co., Pa., from heart failure March 12, 1916; aged 52 y. 10 m. 9 d. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife and six children. Bro. Brubaker united with the Mennonite Church about a year ago and remained faithful unto the end. Funeral was held March 15. Services at the house by Bro. Samuel L. Oberholtzer and at Risser's meeting house by the brethren, John G. Ebersole and J. H. Mosemann. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Brunk. - Homer Emanuel, son of Emanuel H. and Martha K. Brunk, was born Dec. 14, 1913; died March 24, 1916, of convulsions and measles; aged 2 y. 4 m. 10 d. He is survived by his parents and 4 brothers. Little Homer's stay on earth was short, but he was never well; and though he is sadly missed by his parents and brothers they have the assurance that he is now at rest and free from pain. May they look to the Friend who healeth all our sorrows, for comfort in this hour of bereavement. Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Mennonite Church, Denbigh, Va., March 26, by G. R. Brunk and Daniel Shenk.
Shenk. - Homer Virgil, infant son of Bro. and Sister
Levi Shenk, was born Oct. 14, 1915; died March 15, 1916; near
Elida, Ohio; aged 5 m. The blessed assurance of his future happy
existence is a consolation to us at this time not to be compared
with anything his life could have meant to us had he remained
with us, and a realization of God's will being done helps us to
say with one of old: "The Lord hath given, the Lord hath
taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Little Homer
has gone to join hands with sister Mabel who preceded him to the
other world. He leaves father, mother, and 2 brothers in the family
Funeral services conducted at the Pike Church by B. B. Stoltzfus. Text, Psa. 91:11. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Brunk. - Jesse H. Brunk was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Dec. 2, 1884: died in Harvey Co., Kans., March 11, 1916; aged 31 y. 3 m. 9 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 16, and remained true to his faith and God to the end. He was married to Myrtle Berry Nov. 29, 1906, who with 3 little girls, father, mother, 2 brothers and a sister survive him. He was stricken with typhoid which later also developed pneumonia. Although all was done that was possible, his strong vitality finally yielded to the dread disease. He was fully resigned and spent much of his time singing songs of hope and prayer, even up to the last day of his life. Funeral was held on March 14. Services at the house by C. Reiff and at the Pennsylvania Church by T. M. Erb, assisted by J. D. Charles and D. H. Bender. Text, I Cor. 15:54.
Yoder. - Isaac M, son of Moses D. and Catharine Yoder, was born near Sugar Creek, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1837; died in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, March 24, 1916; aged 78 y. 6 m. 13 d. He was married to Nancy Hartzler Feb. 19, 1863. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. Two of them, a son and a daughter, died in early life. The bereft and lonely widow, 3 sons (Ira, Rudy and John) and the daughter (Ada), with 12 grandchildren are mourning their sad loss. His tender devotion as a husband, his wise counsels as a father, are now only memory.
"His trials are past, his work is done,
And he is fully blest,
He has fought the fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest."
Services conducted by E. B. Stoltzfus of Hudson, Ohio, from Job 14:14. Interment in the cemetery near Middlefield.
Yoder. - Amanda A. Yoder was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Dec. 2, 1881; died March 27, 1916; aged 34 y. 3 m. 25 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her early life and lived a quiet and peaceful Christian life. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church where she served her Master faithfully until the message came and called her yonder to the shore of immortality. She bore her affliction which came upon her suddenly with patience and Christian fortitude, when all was done that loving hands could do. It seems her mission here in earth was done, and God called her to her eternal reward. She leaves to mourn her departure her kind, loving parents, 1 brother, with a host of relatives and friends. But while our hearts are filled with sorrow because of this separation, yet will we say, "Thy will be done." Services held at the Oak Grove Church conducted by Bros., I. W. Royer and J. S. Gerig. Interment in cemetery near by. Peace to her ashes.
Geiger. - Amos A. Geiger was born Feb. 12, 1865, at Defiance, Ohio; died March 24, 1916; aged 51 y. 1 m. 12 d. He was converted during a series of meetings conducted by evangelist J. S. Coffman at the Zion Mennonite Church about 30 years ago and a few weeks later was received into church fellowship in which he remained faithful until the end. In the fall of 1890 he was united in marriage with Nancy Steiner, to which union were born 5 children; namely, Louella, Arthur, Stanley, Lillian, and Josephene. All the children, together with his companion, mother, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, and many relatives and friends remain to mourn their loss in his untimely death. His father, Dea. Fred Geiger, preceded him in death nine weeks ago. He was a kind and faithful husband and father, a good neighbor and citizen. His death occurred very suddenly of heart disease in a hotel at Kenton, Ohio, where he spent a part of each week as manager of the Kenton telephone system. Funeral services were conducted at the home and the church in Bluffton, Ohio, on the afternoon of March 28, by Paul E. Whitmer and W. S. Gottschall.
Brewster. - Ellen Elizabeth, daughter of Jay and Mary Brewster, was born in Twinsburg, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1907; died Mar. 31, 1916; aged 8 y. 6 m. 10 d. Her death was caused by mastoiditis, necessitating an operation. While she endured extreme pain for two long weeks she bore it all with a patience far beyond her years. She was conscious almost to the last moment, and her greatest concern was not so much for herself or her own condition as for those who were hovering over her bedside doing what they could to alleviate the pain that was racking her body; but with all the care and love lavished upon her by her distressed parents and skilled nurses she grew weaker until finally the spirit took its flight. Our little darling is gone. In the lonely days to come we shall look in vain for the dear form that brought so much sunshine into our home, listen in vain for the sound of the familiar footfall we loved so well. Her place in the home circle is empty, but her memory shall continue with us.
"We loved thee darling, loved thee well
But Jesus loved thee best:
Sleep on, sleep on, the night is long,
Sleep on and take thy rest."
A short service was held at the home of her grandparents by Bro. Jos. Stutzman and at the Plainview Church near Aurora, Ohio, from II Kings 4:26. Interment in Aurora Cemetery.
Fox. - Annie, wife of Samuel Fox, died at her home near
Union Grove, Pa., March 30, 1916; aged 62 y. 10 m. 25 d. About
12 years ago she was afflicted with a paralytic stroke which left
her paralyzed on one side and not able to walk. She at times suffered
much, but bore her afflictions with great patience, and Christian
fortitude. No matter what her condition, when asked about her
welfare she always had a cheerful answer by saying, "Good."
She had the patience of Job. She realized that "godliness
with contentment is great gain." She is survived by a husband,
a daughter, and 3 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church at Weaverland for many years.
Funeral services were held at the church at Weaverland, Pa., on Sunday afternoon, by I. B. Good (text, Rev. 7:13,14) and John W. Weaver (text Jno. 17:24). Her remains were laid to rest in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Transcribed by: Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Weber. - Daniel Weber was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., July 24, 1851. On Dec. 20, 1881, he was married to Augusta Koopman, with whom he lived 34 years. He died Feb. 16, 1916, at the age of 64 y. 6 m. 23 d. A widow, 2 sons and 2 sisters are left to mourn his departure.
Horning. - Eugene, son of Barton and Jennie Horning, was born Sept. 28, 1914; died of pneumonia April 1, 1916; aged 1 y. 6 m. 3 d. A bud plucked from earth to bloom in heaven. Funeral April 5 at Bowmansville, Pa., Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Benjamin Weaver in English and Bro. N. B. Bowman in German. Text, Gal. 6:14. May God comfort the bereaved parents.
Cress. - Levi Cress was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 23, 1837; died March 22, 1916; aged 79 y. 28 d. On Dec. 22, 1863, he was married to Mary Geib, living in matrimony over 52 years. He leaves a widow, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 22 grandchildren, and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn his departure. Funeral March 25, conducted by Ezra Martin and Tobias Martin of the Martin Mennonite Church of which deceased was a member.
Bengelsdorf. - Nancy A. Huntsberger was born Aug. 12,
1873; married to Charles Bengelsdorf Oct. 26, 1893, to which union
were born 9 children. One son died a few years ago. Three sons,
5 daughters, husband, both parents, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers
survive her. The baby was 2 months old the day of the funeral.
Sister Benglesdorf was sick a few months with acute Bright's disease
and peacefully fell asleep on March 20, 1916; aged 42 y. 7 m.
18 d. Funeral services at the Union Church on April 1, where a
large number of sympathetic friends gathered to pay a tribute
of respect. She was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, Wayne
P. R. Lantz.
Transcriber's note: "Sister Benglesdorf" is spelled as in the original.
Denlinger. - Henry Melvin, son of Henry E. and Amy G. Denlinger, was born Feb. 14, 1916, died March 4, 1916. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Brief services at the house by Bro. Jacob Mellinger. Buried in Paradise, Pa., Cemetery.
"God took him home where pain and woe
Will ne'er disturb him more:
Oh, let us all prepare to go,
And with him Christ adore."
Good. - William and Walter, twin sons of William and Susie Good, were born July 4, 1915. Both took sick with pneumonia. Walter died April 2, 1916, and William two days later. Funeral services were held April 5, both being laid into the same coffin. The parents and 6 sisters mourn their departure, one sister having preceded them in death. Services at the house by Moses G. Gehman and at the Bowmansville, Pa., Mennonite Church by N. B. Bowman in English and Moses G. Gehman in German. Text, Job 1:21. May God heal the wounds and draw us all together by these providences.
Transcriber's note: The above is the obituaries for two individuals.
Richardson. - Charles Edward, infant son of Alva and Effie Richardson, was born June 27, 1915; died Mar. 27, 1916; aged 9 m. He leaves to mourn his early departure, father, mother, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, grandparents, and many other friends. One brother preceded him to the spirit world. Little Charles has gone to join hands with little Earnest and they will wait for their loved ones on the other shore.
"Another link is broken
In our household band,
But a chain is forming
In a better land."
Funeral services were conducted March 29 at the Salem Church by Bros. G. H. Brunk and P. E. Brunk. Text, Mark 10: 14, 15.
Zook. - Barbara Zook (nee Hostetler) was born in Wayne Co., O., April 29, 1832; died April 7, 1916; aged 83 y. 11 m. 8 d. In her youth she confessed her Savior and united with the A. M. Church ever living a consistent life and a faithful member. In April, 1852, she was married to Jacob Zook. For 20 years they in love and peace shared together their joys and sorrows. To this union were born 7 children, 3 of whom died in early childhood. In 1872, Sept. 9, father died, mother remaining in widowhood nearly 44 years. Four children survive her (Mary married to Jacob Moose, Lydia married to Menno Smucker, David, and Ephraim). There remain also to mourn her departure 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and a large host of friends. All of her descendents, 23 in number, who have come to the years of accountability, are loyal members in the Church of grandmother's choice.
Transcriber's note: "descendents" is spelled as in the original.
Peifer. - Alice, wife of Clayton Peifer, was born (and with the exception of a few years lived always in the same house where she died) near Lititz, Pa. She suffered one week's illness from pleuro-pneumonia, following which she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, April 4, 1916; aged 32 y. 5 d. She was a faithful wife and loving mother and a consistent member of Erb's Mennonite Church. Besides her husband she is survived by 3 small children (Anna, Mary, Willis, and Clarence), also her parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. The funeral was held April 6 at Erb's Mennonite Church. Services conducted by Bros. Christ Lefever, Frank Kreider and Jos. Boll. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Esch. - Catharine Esch, widow of Peter Esch, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 10, 1829; died Mar. 16, 1916, aged 86 y. 5 m. 6 d. She was with her daughter, Mary Kauffman, when she died. She was only sick for a week. Her husband died about a year ago. She was a member of the A. M. Church. She leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 aged sisters, and 1 brother. She also leaves 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Short services at the home of Benjamin Kauffman by Amos B. Stoltzfus and at the Millwood A. M. church by John S. Mast. She was buried in the Millwood cemetery.
"Dearest Grandma, we do miss thee,
When we see thy vacant chair;
When we look around to see thee,
Naught but sorrow we see there."
Elmer J. Kauffman.
Horst. - Veronica Horst was born Nov. 25, 1840; died at Bridgeport, Ont., April 3, 1916; aged 75 y. 4 m. 9 d. She was united in matrimony with Benjamin Horst May 14, 1860, who preceded her nearly 45 years ago, leaving to mourn her departure 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Waterloo for many years, being present whenever opportunity afforded it, an attentive listener, and had the welfare of the church at heart. She was well as usual until Thursday morning, March 30, when she got up, dressed herself, and remaining longer than usual the daughter went to look after her, when she was lying on the floor, unconscious. In this state she remained till the following Monday night, when she peacefully passed away. Funeral services April 6, conducted at the house by J. S. Woolner and at the Cressman Church by N. Stauffer from Jno. 14:4, and N. Hunsberger from Phil. 1:21.
Sauders. - Anna (Hoover) Sauders, wife of Amos Sauders, died March 27, 1916, at the age of 39 y. 11 m. 27 d. We have laid away a dear beloved young mother. She took sick Feb. 4, with pneumonia. Three days later she gave birth to an infant girl which departed this life three days later. Mother recovered so well that she was able to be in her kitchen 3 days with her family of 7 little lambs. Feb. 27 she was again stricken with a stroke which made her speechless, and lifeless on her right side. In this affliction she lingered. At times she could speak, giving the family comfort and consolation that her desire was to depart and be with Christ. She expressed herself: "Let me go where saints are going." She had no desire to stay here. God released her suffering March 27. She leaves husband, 7 little children to be cared for (Barbara, Esther, Lizzie, Minnie, Amos, Anna, Daniel), 3 brothers. She was buried March 29, 1916, at Metzler's meeting house. Services by Benj. Wenger, Noah Mack, and Benj. Weaver. Text, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." This was her feeling.
"Mother thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze:
Pleasant as the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees."
Zook. - Solomon A. Zook was born Mar. 12, 1846, in Mifflin Co., Pa.; died Mar. 28, 1916, at the home of his son, Samuel J. Zook, east of West Liberty, Ohio: aged 70 y. and 16 d. On Dec. 3, 1915, he suffered a stroke of paralysis and since that time his health gradually failed until death relieved him. He was married to Nancy Kauffman Jan. 25, 1869. To this union were born 7 children, one of whom died in infancy. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church while yet a young man and remained a faithful member. He possessed a kind, loving, cheerful disposition, always having a pleasant smile and word for both old and young. Especially was he a friend of children. None knew him but to love him, none named him but to praise. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 5 sons, and 1 daughter (Thomas K., Samuel J., Solomon L., David M., Isaac, Mrs. Mary W. Yoder). Also 11 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 1 sister, and many friends.
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Funeral services at Oak Grove Church Mar. 31, in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. J. J. Warye. The interment was made at the Hooley graveyard.
Leaman. - Abram L. Leaman was born in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., March 30, 1854; died March 15, 1916; aged 61 y. 11 m. 15 d. He was unmarried and had lived with his aged mother, widow of the late Deacon David Leaman of Landis Valley congregation. He had been in failing health for several months, but not until about four weeks before his death, were there any symptoms of his illness being serious. He had united with the Mennonite Church many years ago and ever since had been an active and devoted member, taking an active part in the affairs of his home church at Landis Valley, where his seat was seldom vacant when health permitted, and was one of the trustees of that body at the time of his death. He had often expressed his regret that he hadn't started in serving the Lord earlier in life. He possessed many noble qualities, that many of us would admire to achieve. He was a wise counsellor in religious as well as in secular affairs, and many were his good advices to us all. He was one of those that recognized the fact that it is more blessed to give than to receive, having been very charitable, always remembering the poor and needy in his community and especially the little folks at Christmas times. And as we chanced to be by his bedside in his dying hour, although we felt that we could hardly dare to give him up, when we noticed the calmness of his departure, we were made to realize that death to the Christian is truly only a falling asleep. He leaves to mourn his departure, his aged mother, who is in her 87th year, four sisters, one brother, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Landis Valley church, March 18, where very impressive services were conducted by Bros. Noah Landis and John Lefever.
Maust. - Alma, daughter of Joseph and Lydia Maust, was born Mar. 23, 1900, died at her parental home near Bay Port, Mich., Apr. 5, 1916; aged 16 y. 13 d. She was sick with peritonitis about nine days, after which she calmly fell asleep. A few years ago she confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the A. M. Church and remained faithful to the end. Alma was of a friendly disposition, therefore won many friends. Several days before she died and probably the last song she sang was, "Some day the silver cord will break, and I no more as now shall sing," etc. Although she is missed very much in the home, (as she was the first of the family to pass away) also in church and Sunday school, we believe our loss is her eternal gain. She is survived by father, mother, four sisters, seven brothers, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, Apr. 7, at the Pigeon River church. Conducted by Bros. S. J. Swartzendruber and M. S. Zehr. Texts, Job 1:21 and I Pet. 1:24, 25. Interment in cemetery nearby. May the bereaved family ever look to Him who doeth all things well.
"O the bliss of that 'morn,
When our loved ones we meet,
With the songs of the ransomed,
We each other shall greet.
Singing praise to the Lamb,
Through eternity's years
With the past all forgotten
With its sorrows and tears."
Landis. - David L. Landis was born Oct. 26, 1900; died Mar. 3, 1916; aged 15 y. 5 m. 5 d. Death resulted from an accident which occurred Mar. 30, by being kicked by a horse. He remained conscious till shortly before he died, about 12:20 A. M., March 31. For the past year he resided at the home of Bro. and Sister Martin Good of near Good's Church. On Jan. 16, 1916, he united with the Mennonite Church, sealing his vow with water baptism. He had a desire to have it performed in the stream, but on account of the water being so cold had the privlege of waiting till spring. But he thought the water was not too cold, so he with another young brother, both went into the stream. He gave bright evidence of being faithful in his Christian life but it was so soon ended. This sudden death of David came as a shock to the family and all who knew him. We are again so forcibly reminded that today we may be well and hearty and ere tomorrow we may be cut off. Although it came as a shock, we believe our loss means eternal gain to him. Father (Jacob E. Landis) preceded him in death 6 years ago; also 1 brother (Henry) 8 years ago. There remain to mourn his departure mother, 4 sisters and 3 brothers, also a large number of relatives and friends. It seemed he had such a pleasant and loving disposition that he had gained many friends. Short services were held April 2 at the home of Bro. Good's after which the body was taken to mother's place in Elizabethtown, Pa., where further services took place April 3, also at the Mennonite Church. Services conducted at the house by Bro. Levi Ebersole, at the church by Bros. John Ebersole and Simon Garber. Text, Mark 13:32-37. Interment in Good's Cemetery.
"We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant place;
But we long again to meet him
Over on that blissful shore."
-A Loving Sister.
Transcriber's note: "privlege" is spelled as in the original; given the other information in the obituary, the death date likely should be March 31.
Transcribed by: Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Hartzler. - Abraham Z. Hartzler was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Dec. 4, 1844; died near East Lynne, Mo., in the home of his nephew, I. G. Hartzler, Apr. 6, 1916; aged 71 y. 4 m. 2 d. He united with the A. M. Church at the age of 20 y. Was one of a family of seven children, and never married. He is the fourth of the family to depart this life, and leaves one brother and two sisters and many friends to mourn his departure. Services at Sycamore Grove church, conducted by J. C. Driver and home ministers. Texts, Jas. 4:14; Ecc. 8:8: II Kings 2:14, third clause. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
Speicher. - Polly Speicher (nee Smith) was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., July 5, 1860; died Feb. 19, 1916; aged 55 y. 7 m. 14 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her early life and united with the Shore Mennonite Church in which congregation she served her Master faithfully until she was called to her eternal home. She was united in marriage to Noah Speicher April 9, 1882. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 8 daughters. One son and one daughter preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband, 4 sons, and 7 daughters, one brother, 4 sisters, and six grandchildren. While our hearts are sorrowing because of this separation, yet we are resigned to the One who doeth all things well and are willing to say, "Thy will be done." Services were held at the house by J. A. Yoder and at the church by 0. S. Hostetler and Y. C. Miller. Text, Jer. 12:5, latter clause. She was laid to rest in the Miller Cemetery.
Brenneman. - Caleb Prizer Brenneman, son of Harry R. and Mary E. (Hershey) Brenneman, was born in Lancaster, Pa., March 26, 1907; died March 19, 1916; aged 8 y. 11 m. 22 d. Death was caused by black diphtheria and paralysis of the heart. During all his suffering he never complained, although conscious until the last. We are very glad he was never left alone a moment as he might have gone without our knowing as he passed away almost without a move. Caleb had an unusually bright and honest disposition. His never rude and always quiet manner won for him the title "the best boy in the room" from his roommates. This he always appreciated but never seemed proud of. He is survived by parents, one brother (Hershey) and grand parents. Private interment in Millersville Cemetery. Services at the grave conducted by D. N. Lehman included the reading of his favorite Hymn: "Christ the Lord cometh."
"A bud that in the morn's first rays
Opened to life and love.
An Angel now, to lisp the praise
Of him whose home's above."
Yoder. - Katie (Wingard) Yoder was born near Shipshewana,
Ind., Feb. 17, 1887; died March 12, 1916, near Wainwright, Okla.,
aged 29 y. 24 d. She was the daughter of Jacob and Lizzie Wingard
and was married to Joni D. Yoder, Dec, 20, 1906. To this union
were born two sons and two daughters. One son died in infancy.
She leaves to mourn her early departure a sorrowing husband, two
daughters (Rosa and Ida) and one son (Freddie). The body was taken
to Shipshewana, Ind., where the funeral was held at the Sam S.
Shrock residence, where a large concourse of relatives and friends
had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed
The funeral services were conducted by David Kaufman and Joseph A. Yoder from John 14 and I Cor. 5. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite (Old Order) Church, and died with bright hopes of entering into a better land. The remains were laid to rest in the Bontrager cemetery beside her father.
"'Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart,
'Tis hard so hard to speak the words,
We must forever part."
Transcribed by: Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana