Badertscher.-John Frederick, son of John and Fannie Badertscher was born Sep. 4, 1917; died Mar. 1, 1918; aged 5 m. 28 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters and 2 grandmothers. Funeral services were held by Bro. Jacob Nussbaum, Mar. 3, at the Salem Mennonite Church, near Dalton, Ohio.
Berkey.-Ray Berkey was born Dec. 12, 1915; died March
9, 1918; aged 2 y. 2 m. 25 d. He leaves father, mother, 3 brothers,
1 sister, 4 grand-parents and many friends to mourn his early
"A precious little jewel
Is taken from our side,
To dwell with saints and angels
In the glory world on high."
Funeral Mch. 11 at Forks Church near Middlebury, Ind., conducted by D. D. Miller.
Gregory.-Infant daughter of Bro. Clarence and Sister Eva Gregory of Vestaburg, Mich., died March 3, 1918; aged 3 m. 29 d. Only a weak little babe, but she lived long enough to perform her mission in life. The cords of affection for this little jewel help to lead others heavenward. Funeral services were conducted at the house on Mar. 4, 1918 by the brethren, Simon P. Martin and John M. Yoder. Texts used by Bro. Yoder, I Sam. 20:3, Psa. 90:12. Theme, The brevity and uncertainty of life. Burial in Ferris Center Cemetery.
Denlinger.-Maria B., only daughter of Martin W. and
Emma R. Denlinger, died at their home in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar.
1, 1918; aged 5 m. Death has again entered this home and taken
away a little one that was much loved. Her death was caused by
whooping cough. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents,
2 brothers, a foster brother, and a grandmother. One little brother
went to his rest a year and a half ago. Our Lord's will be done.
Funeral services at Mellinger's Church March 3, by our home ministers,
Bro. Sanford Landis and Bro. David Landis. Text, Isa. 66:13. Remains
were laid to rest beside her little brother within the Cemetery
"The cradle now is empty,
Her little clothes laid by,
A father's hope, a mother's joy,
On death's cold arm doth lie."
Stauffer.-Sister Mattie Stauffer (nee Bender) was born
April 6, 1856, in Oxford Co., Ontario; died Feb. 21, 1918; aged
61 y. 10 m. 15 d. On Feb. 11, accompanied by her husband, Bro.
Jos. R. Stauffer, and her daughter, Sister Barbara Brenneman,
she left her home at Tofield, Alberta, for the Dr. Nichols Sanitarium,
Savannah, Mo., to take treatment for cancer. She seemed to be
getting along nicely, but suffering from diabetes she was greatly
weakened and peacefully fell asleep on Feb. 21. In 1866 she moved
with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1872 she again moved
with her parents to Henry Co., Iowa. On Jan. 1, 1880, she was
married to Jos. R. Stauffer, living in holy matrimony 38 y. 1
m. 2 d. In the spring of 1880 she moved with her husband to Seward
Co., Neb., where they resided until March, 1913, when they moved
to Tofield, Alberta. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 5
daughters, one son and one daughter, also her parents, 3 grandchildren
and 1 sister preceding her to the spirit world. She leaves to
mourn husband, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 2 step-daughters, 17 grandchildren,
21 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and
3 brothers and a host of relatives and friends. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. Her place in church
was seldom vacant. She was beloved by all, who knew her, and she
never complained in her affliction. Her remains, accompanied by
her husband, eldest daughter, also youngest son, Ezra Stauffer,
who had been attending school at Hesston Academy and Bible School,
were taken home to Tofield, Alberta. Funeral services Feb. 27,
at the Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield. Burial in Cemetery nearby.
Services were conducted by Bro. J. K. Lehman, text, II Tim. 4:6-7
and Bro. Norman B. Stauffer, text, Prov. 31:10,31.
"Every sorrow and care in the dear day gone by,
Was made bright by the light of the smile in your eye,
Like a candle that's set in the window at night,
Your fond love has cheered me and guided me right."
Bontrager.-Sylvia Bontrager was born April 12, 1886,
at Sturgis, Mich.; died March 16, 1918, at Goshen, Ind., after
an illness of nearly a year. Her father and one brother preceded
her. The immediate members of the family surviving her are her
mother, Elizabeth Bontrager, Goshen; two sisters (Mrs. S. E. Hooley
and Mrs. L. B. Greenwalt), four brothers (Joseph, Rollin, Simon,
She early chose Music as a life work and began teaching at the age of seventeen. She entered Goshen College during the winter of 1905-6. She began her regular course in music in 1907. During the later part of the course she was assistant in the music department and graduated from the Course in June, 1911. She was elected a member of the Faculty of Goshen College that same year where she taught for three consecutive sessions. Upon a leave of absence she entered the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass., from which she graduated in June, 1916. Her teaching was resumed at Goshen College during the following summer and continued until June, 1917, at which time her illness developed. She professed faith in Jesus Christ in 1906 and became a member of the Mennonite Church. The conscientious devotion to her church and the constant effort to promote the cause of her Master indicated the trend of this noble young life, so soon cut short. Hers were the objects of a true soul living in an active world. The underlying motives of this life were that of service and sacrifice. Herself she placed modestly into the background. Faithful endeavor served her as a vital stimulant. Her attitude toward music was, that it is a wonderful means of expression. The words from her own lips since the time when she found that the Lord would soon take her home give evidence of the quality of her mind.
In speaking of the transition which was to come she said, "I felt all winter that God was wanting me because my strength went so fast, but it is all right and I hope it will not be long." With a glance at her flowers she said, "Those beautiful flowers, how I love them but just think I'll soon be where things will be more lovely than they, and am I anxious? Yes, I really believe I am anxious to go. Will the time be long?" Upon being told that it would probably not be long, she said, "I am glad, so glad." The long, patient struggle ended in the prayer of resignation and plea for relief. "O God take me, and take me quickly."
Services were conducted at the home in Goshen in March 18, by I. R. Detwiler and at Howe, Ind., on March 19, by D. D. Miller. Interment at the private cemetery at the old home at Sturgis, Mich.
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Gospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 2 - April 11, 1918- pages 38, 39 and 40
Butcher.-Charles Butcher, better known as "Grandpa
Butcher," died at the Old People's Home near Marshallville,
Ohio on March 23, 1918, at the age of eighty-four. He had been
blind for a number of years. The body was sent to Franklin Pa.,
for burial beside his wife who preceded him a few years.
P. R. Lantz
Frey.--John Stanley, son of Bro. John and Sister Sadie Frey, was born in Amboy, Ind., Sep 21, 1917; died Mar. 29, 1918; aged 6 m 8 d. Little John Stanley suffered for about four weeks with whooping cough. His death was the first in this family. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 great-grandparents, 4 grandparents and a host of other relatives. Their comforting thought is that they have a treasure in heaven. Funeral on the 31st at the Mennonite Church by N. N. Slabaugh and J. S. Horner from Psa. 103: 15,16. Bro. and Sister Frey have the sympathy of the Church and neighborhood in their bereavement.
Hartz1er.--Earnest Ray Hartzler was born in Wayne Co.,
Ohio, June 16, 1917; died March 10, 1918 of indigestion and
Aged 8 m. 24 d. He leaves 1 brother, parents, grandparents. 1
sister, Edna preceded him in death. While his suffering in this
life was much and no food to nourish him, we feel that our loss
is his gain and he is now feeding at the tree of life.
"We loved him, yes we loved him,
But the Father loved him more;
And so He stooped with loving hand,
And took our darling to yonder shore."
Funeral services at the Crown Hill Church near Marshallville, Ohio, on the 12th conducted by Bro. N. A. Lind. Text, Jgs. 13:8.
Troyer.-Mary A. Troyer, (nee Miller) wife of Levi L.
Miller, was born in Holmes Co. Ohio, Aug. 29, 1879; died in Berlin,
Ohio, Mar. 17, 1918; aged 38 y. 6 m. 18 d.
She was married to Levi L. Miller Jan. 10, 1904. To this union were born 3 daughters, all of whom preceded their mother to the spirit world in their infancy.
She united with the A. M. Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death removed her to the glory world. She leaves to mourn her departure husband, 1 adopted son (Harold), an adopted daughter (Dinah), step-mother, 5 sisters, 6 brothers, several aged uncles and aunts, besides many friends and acquaintances. She suffered much the last week of her life, but bore it all patiently, giving unmistakable evidence of meeting her Savior.
Funeral at Martins Creek Church.
Lemert.--Mary Ann Cook was born April 6, 1834 in Guilford Co., South Carolina; died in Marshall Co., Ind., Mar. 19, 1918; aged 83 y. 11 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage with Jonathan Lemert, June 25, 1853. To this union were born 8 children, 5 of whom preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her loss a daughter and 2 sons (Francis M., Mrs. Bixler, and Lewis J.), also two sisters (Mrs. Margaret Webb and Mrs. Nancy Falconburg), one brother (Wm. Brown) 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a host of relatives and friends. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world 7 months and 5 days. They lived together over 64 years, always within half a mile of town and in Teegarden. She united with the Mennonite Church several years ago, since which she lived a devoted Christian until death. After the death of her husband her son Lewis took her to his home where she received all the care and help loving hands could give her till she was finally relieved from her suffering. She was a sufferer for about 20 years. The funeral took place the 22nd in charge of Henry Weldy. Text. II Cor. 5:1.
Gingerich.-Magdalena Lebold, relict of Joseph Gingerich,
died Mar. 25, 1918 at Baden, Ont., aged 76 y. 20 d., after a lingering
illness of several years. She bore her afflictions with Christian
fortitude. She was consigned to the will of God, longing to be
relieved of this worldly care and sorrow. In her youth she united
with the A. M. Church and remained steadfast unto death. In 1867
she was united in matrimony with Jos. Gingerich, lived in matrimony
21 y. 20 d., and lived in widowhood 29 y. 7 m. 18 d. She leaves
to mourn 1 daughter, 2 sons, 17 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild,
1 brother, and 1 sister. She was laid to rest in the A. M. Cemetery
near Baden, Ont. Husband, 1 daughter, and 1 grandchild have gone
before her to their reward. Peace to her ashes.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting
Here thy toils and cares are o'er,
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Schertz.-Silas Lee, youngest son of Bro. and Sister D. H. Schertz of Eureka, Ill., died Mar. 20, 1918, at the age of 12 y. 8 m. 18 d. Death was due to heart trouble which developed from asthma with which disease he was afflicted the greater part of his life. Silas had been attending school up to the night of his death and was in as good health as usual, spent his 1ast evening in preparing his lessons for the following day and seemed to be in a special cheerful mood, making impressions on the family that will long he remembered. He retired at the usual hour and in the morning when he was called he failed to respond. Upon investigation it was found that he had passed away. He has gone to be with Jesus whom it pleased to call the children unto Himself and bless them, saying, Of such is the kingdom of heaven. He leaves to mourn his early death father, mother, 3 brothers, (Emanuel, Raymond and Christian) three sisters (Matilda, Esther and Malinda), one grandmother (Sister Mary Imhoff) and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on the 24th by A. A. Schrock at the house and A. L. Buzzard at the Roanoke Mennonite Church. Text, Psa. 39:4.
Culp.-Josiah Culp was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, July
8, 1838; died near Wakarusa, Ind., March 15, 1918: aged 79 y.
8 m. 7 d.
In 1850 he came with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he was brought up to manhood. He was married five times and all companions preceded him in death. His first union was with Susan Culp, and to this union were born 11 children, five of whom are living (Lydia Moyer, Sarah Matz, Reuben, Amos, and Alpha). To his second union with Katherine Netro were born 2 children (Rosa, and Persilla Arnold). His third union was with Hannah Beck, to which union was born one child (Melvin). His fourth union was with Margaret Lincolnfelt, and his fifth union was with Molly Buchtel. He resided near Wakarusa, Ind., until 1889, when he moved to Teegarden, Ind. There he resided until 1905, when he returned to Wakarusa and lived here until death.
He united with the Mennonite church and was a faithful member for many years.
Funeral at North Union Church, Sunday, March 17, Henry McGowan and Henry Weldy officiating. Text, Heb. 6:27. A large circle of relatives and friends remain to mourn their loss.
Liechty.-Noah E. Liechty was born near Leo, Ind., Feb. 16, 1890; died at the home of his parents near Pettisville, Ohio, Mar. 24, 1918; aged 28 y. 1 m 8 d. On March 6, 1913 Noah moved with his parents to North Dakota, where he stayed until Oct. 31, 1917. In the spring of 1917 his health began to fail and he went to LaJunta, Colo., and entered the Mennonite Sanitarium. Everything was done that human hands could do to aid him in gaining his former health. But the dread disease, consumption, had so fastened itself upon his body that efforts to that end were of no avail. As he grew worse he had a great desire to see his parents, brothers, and sisters and on Friday, Mar. 22, he with his sister Malinda, who ministered unto him the last three months of his illness, left LaJunta, and arrived at the home of his parents on Saturday evening and about 10 hours after he arrived home, he peacefully fell asleep. In the spring of 1915 he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the A. M. Church near Leo, Ind., and lived a faithful Christian life until the end. He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, 3 brothers, 7 sisters and many friends. We believe he has gone to his eternal reward. On account of some small-pox in the community, funeral services were held only at the home of parents conducted by E. L. Frey and Henry Rychener.
Yoder.-Ida Kropf Yoder was born Oct. 26, 1893, in Clackamas
Co., Oreg.; died in Harrisburg, Oreg., Mar. 21, 1918. She was
confined to her bed on Mar. 4 and on Mar 7 was taken to the hospital.
On March 4 she had an operation. The doctor thought she had erysipelas
and at times had some hope of her recovery, but soon all hopes
were gone. On the night of the 11th she talked nearly all night.
She spoke of how she saw a glimpse of heaven and the Golden City
and heard the angels coming and singing. She gave a strong warning
to all the people to be at peace with their God and their fellowmen
and be ready for His coming; and of the great love of God for
all mankind and how great and wonderful it is to have everlasting
life. She told her husband that it was hard to break the ties
between husband and wife that he should not worry, as God would
take care of the children. She accepted Christ as her Savior at
the age of 13, united with the A. M. Church and was faithful to
the end. Funeral services at the house by Peter Newswander and
at the Church by C. R. Gerig in German and C. C. Steckley in English.
Text, Rev. 14:13. She was married to John P. Yoder of Wellman,
Iowa, Oct. 25, 1914. To this union were born two children. She
leaves to mourn her early departure husband and 2 children, father
and mother, 6 brothers and 3 sisters and many relatives and frends.
She was laid to rest at the Alford Cemetery.
J. C. Hostetler.
Bauer.-Elizabeth Jane Bauer, daughter of Bishop John M. and Harriet Christophel was born at Nappanee, Ind., June 27, 1863. On Dec. 22, 1887, she was married to Jacob S. Bauer. On Dec. 6, 1895, they moved to McEwen, Tennessee, moving from there to Lake Charles, La., in 1901, moving from there to Protection, Kans. in 1908, where they resided until the time of her death. She suffered about 8 months from a complication of diseases, being in the hospital about 4 months at Coldwater and Wichita, Kansas, then at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Bare at Harper, Kansas, then to Oronogo, Mo., to the home of Bro. Andrew Shenk for about three weeks. On Mar. 11, seeing she was failing very fast, they started home with her, staying over night at the home of her son John Bauer, where death overtook her. The body was brought to Protection, Kans., and laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery on Mar. 17. Funeral conducted by R. M. Weaver of Harper, Kans., and N. E. Ebersole of the home church. A large concourse of friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. Sister Bauer chose her own text before her death, being Luke 23:28. Sister Bauer united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until death. She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband, 5 sons, 4 daughters (Ida Bare, Harley O., John O., Noah C., Cletus J., Rosa, Martha, Clinton and Florence), also 5 grandchildren, and one preceded her to the spirit world. She also leaves one brother (Abraham I. Christophel). One brother, Peter R. Christophel of Lake Charles, La., preceded her about 5 months ago.
"Lonely is our home and sad the hours,
Since mother has gone away;
But of a brighter home than ours,
In heaven is now thine own."
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Shantz.-Goldwin Monroe, only son of Lincoln C. and Pearl
(Snider) Shantz, was born Aug. 13, 1917; died Feb. 12, 1918; aged
5m. 30 d. His life was of short duration, he being sick only a
few hours. Funeral on the 14th with services at the home by Bro.
M. H. Shantz and at the Blenheim Church by Bro. Manasseh Hallman.
"God needed one more angel child,
Amidst His shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile
To clasp dear Goldwin's hand."
Cressman.-Franey Strickler was born in Waterloo Co.,
March 12, 1849, died April 1, 1918; aged 69 y. 19 d. June 27,
1876, she was married to Frederick Kunkel, who preceded her some
years ago. Four years ago she was married to Cyrus Cressman. Two
sons (Noah and Daniel) remain to mourn the departure of a loving
Funeral services were held at Breslau on Friday, April 6, Brethren Noah Stauffer and Oscar Burkholder conducting the services. Text, Rev. 3:5.
Hess.-Allen Amos, youngest son of A. L. and Anna Hess of Hesston, Kans., was born Dec. 29, 1905; died of heart trouble and dropsy, March 27, 1918; aged 12 y. 2 m. 28 d. He had been afflicted with rheumatism for several years which affected his heart and later developed dropsy. He was conscious to the end and ready to go. Funeral services were held at the house and at the Pennsylvania Church on Mar. 30, by D. H. Bender, assisted by L. O. King. Text, "Is it well with the child?" He leaves to mourn his departure, parents, four brothers, and five sisters.
Reil.-Harry Clarence Reil was born Sep. 19, 1902; died March 28, 1918; aged 15 y. 6 m. 9 d. One little brother preceded him nearly a year ago. He leaves to mourn his death Grandparents Millers, Grandmother Reil, father, mother, three brothers, five sisters, also aunts, uncles and consins. Harry had been ailing for several years. His disease developed into leakage of the heart and at last God saw fit to remove him from time to eternity. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Congregation near Milford, Neb., by Jacob Stauffer and L. O. Schlegel.
Sholley.-Meriam Cathrine, daughter of Charles L. and
Anna B. Sholly, was born Feb. 22, 1917; died March 6, 1918; age
1 y. 11 d. Her death was caused by pneumonia. She was survived
by father, mother, and 2 grandmothers. One sister preceded her
Nov. 11, 1916. It was hard to give up our little darling babe,
but our loss is her gain. Funeral services were conducted at the
Slate Hill Church near Shiremanstown, Pa., by Bros. Samuel Hess
and Benj. Zimmerman. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Text, Job
"Another little lamb has gone
To dwell with Him who gave;
Another little darling babe,
Is sheltered in the grave."
Good.-Tobias M., youngest son of the late Isaac H. and Esther Hurst Good, died Mar. 17, 1918, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., of a complication of diseases. He endured his affliction patiently to the end, expressing a few days before the end would come quickly. He was married to Fannie Wenger, who passed away nearly five years ago. Two children survive (Alice, wife of Milton Ranck, and Isaac M. Good), also 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral was held from the home of Milton Ranck. Sermon by Bro. C. M. Brackbill, prayer by Bro. I. B. Good, at the Hershey Mennonite Church, where he had been a faithful member for many years. His happy soul has winged its way to one pure, bright, eternal day. Aged 65 y. 4 m. 1 d.
Shantz.-Lydia, youngest daughter of Abram and Nancy Rosenberger, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 27, 1845; died at Baden, Ont., Mar. 30, 1918; aged 72 y. 10 m. 3 d. On Mar. 21, 1865, she was married to Levi Shantz. To this union were born 12 children of whom 6 preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 30 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She gave her heart to God in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful unto death. Funeral services April 1 by Bro. O. Wismer at the home and Bro. Manasseh Hallman at the Shantz Church, where a large concourse of relatives had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect.
Stutzman.-Amanda Elizabeth, daughter of Sanford and Elizabeth Stutzman, was born Mar. 18, 1905; died of bronchial pneumonia, March 23, 1918; aged 13 y. 5d. One sister preceded her when nearly one year old. She leaves to mourn her early departure grandmother Kuhn, father, mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, 7 aunts, 7 uncles, besides other relatives and friends. May God have accepted her in innocency. The child was very patient during her sickness.
"A family circle on earth is broken,
A place is vacant there,
We miss her in the Sunday school,
We miss her everywhere."
Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Congregation near Beaver Crossing, Neb., by Bro. Wm. Eicher and Bro. Wm. Schlegel. Texts, Jno. 14 and Mark 5:39.
Harris.-Oliver F. Harris was born Jan. 8, 1890, in Howard
Co., Ind., and moved to Manistee Co., Mich., with his parents
and lived there about ten years, and from there to Ionia Co.,
Mich., where he died March 14, 1918; aged 28 y. 2 m. 6 d. He leaves
father, mother, 5 sisters, a half-sister, and a number of relatives
and friends. He bore his afflictions with patience and fortitude.
He was always cheerful and of good hope. Funeral services were
held at the Bowne Mennonite Church near Elmdale, Mich., by Aldus
Brackbill and Chas. Deardorf. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Text, James 4:14.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled:
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
Hershberger.-Magdalene Hershberger (nee Kuhns) was born Oct. 10, 1883, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died Mar. 26, 1918; aged 79 y. 5 m. 16 d. She accepted Christ and became a member of the A. M. Church in her youth, in which she faithfully lived to the end. She was united in marriage to Paul P. Hershberger, Dec 2, 1860. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters. They moved to Nebraska in 1876 and on May 19, 1908, her husband, (a minister of the Gospel) died; also one son and one daughter preceded her. She died of old age at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Beckler, near Beaver Crossing, Neb., on March 26, 1918. There remain to mourn her departure 3 sons, 3 daughters, 42 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren. Well may she have said, "I have been young, now I am old, yet have I never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." Funeral services were held in the East Fairview Congregation by Joe Rediger in German and Fred Gingerich in English. Interment in cemetery nearby.
Brewer-Nancy Brewer was born Mar. 10, 1838, in Adams Co., Pa.; died Jan. 28, 1918, at the home of her daughter, Sister Annie Charlton, Williamsport, Md. Three years ago Sister Brewer was paralyzed but she bore her affliction with Christian patience. She was the oldest daughter of Pre. Daniel Roth and the last of her family. When eight years old she moved with her parents to Washington Co., Md., where she resided the rest of her life. She was united in marriage to Pre. Josiah Brewer. To this union was born one daughter. She united with the Mennonite Church early in life and lived a devoted Christian life until death. Many will miss the kind words and cheerful smile of Grandmother Brewer, but we mourn as those who expect to meet her again. The funeral was held at the Clear Spring Church and the body laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining. Services at the house by Bro. Geo. Keener and at the Church by Brethren David Lesher and C. R. Strite. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Buckwa1ter.--Fern M., daughter of Jason S. and Frances M. Buckwalter, was born near Intercourse, Pa., Sep. 13, 1915; died Mar. 19. 1918: aged 2 y. 6 m. 6 d. Her death was caused by complication of diseases. Death has again entered this home and taken away a little jewel that was so much loved, but we can submit ourselves to God's will and say, "The Lord hath given and the Lord hath taken, blessed be the name of the Lord." She leaves to mourn her parents and 4 brothers. One little brother passed over the river about a year ago. Funeral services took place March 22. All services at the house. Bro. J. B. Senger and Bro. Abram Martin in charge. Text, "What is your life?" Remains were laid to rest in the Hershey Cemetery.
Troyer.-Noah Troyer was born in Holmes Co., O., Jan. 28, 1839; died Mar. 18, 1918; aged 79 y. 1 m. 21 d. Came to Indiana with his parents when a young man, and with the exception of a few years he spent his life in Elkhart Co. He united with the Mennonite Church and held to this faith until death claimed him. He was united in marriage to Mary Schrock. To this union were born four sons (Levi, Jonathan, Daniel, and Andrew), and two daughters (Mrs. E. A. Mast and Mrs. B. F. Cripe). These all survive him; also twenty grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and two sisters. He was taken to the Goshen Hospital for an operation and died on the operating table. Services at the home of his son D. D. Troyer by Silas Yoder and at the Clinton Frame Church by D. J. Johns and Silas Yoder.
Erb.-Margaret Erb (nee Gingerich) was born Feb. 27, 1837 in Wilmot Twp., Canada; died April 3. 1918, at the home of her son, Daniel G. Erb, in Milford, Neb.; aged 81 y. 1 m. 6 d. On Jan. 29, 1854, she was married to Daniel Erb. To this union were born 10 children, 2 of whom preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband (now in his 92nd year), 5 sons, 3 daughters, 46 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the A. M. Church in which she remained a faithful member until God saw fit to call her home. We need not weep as those who have no hope. Funeral services by Jos. Rediger from I Pet.12:11 and Wm. Schlegel from II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in cemetery adjoining East Fairview Church.
Hostetter.-Amos Hostetter was born in Lancaster Co.,
Pa., Oct. 14, 1846; died Mar. 21, 1918; aged 71 y. 5 m. 7 d. He
was born and lived on the old homestead till the time of his death.
He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 44 years.
He was a faithful member of the Sunday school, always filling
his place regularly. Even after he was afflicted and could not
see he would sit in the class to hear the rest recite the lesson.
He was afflicted with nervous palsy for 10 years, with which affliction
he was very patient. He is survived by his wife, 5 sons, 2 daughters,
and 9 grandchildren. 2 sons preceded him to the spirit world.
Services were conducted by Bro. Elias Groff at the house, and
Bro. Abram Metzler at New Providence meeting house. Text, II Tim.
"Sad are the hours and lonely the home,
Since father has left us a vacant chair;
But a comfort it is to know he has gone,
To that home above, so lovely and fair."
Jones.-Amos, son of John and Martha Jones, was born
in Waterloo Co., Canada, July 24, 1883*; died in Wakarusa, Ind.,
Mar. 31, 1918; aged 84 y. 8 m. 7 d. On Oct. 3, 1854 he was married
to Magdalena Herrington. She died June 19, 1895. In November,
1896 he was married to Anna Culp. She died Apr. 22, 1903. In Mar.
1911 he was married to Barbara Betchel. While he did not have
any children of his own, he opened his doors for a number of other
children. He leaves to mourn his wife and foster children, one
brother, two sisters, many relatives and friends. He united with
the Mennonite Church, Aug. 20, 1860 and lived a consistent Christian
life until death. His death was due to a stroke of apoplexy which
he suffered for two weeks when he peacefully fell asleep. Funeral,
April 3 at Yellow Creek. Services conducted by John Martin and
*Note: This date should be 1833 which is the date you get when his age is compared to his death date - Thelma Hoover Martin
Herr.-Sister Mary H. Herr, widow of Bro. Isaac Herr,
was born April 28, 1837; died March 25, 1918, at her home near
Lampeter, Pa. She is survived by these children: Barbara L., Lizzie,
widow of Martin Zimmerman, Abram, Mary Ann, Samuel, Isaac, Emma
wife of Bro. Abram Metzler, George L., and Benj. L., and 21
Brief services were held at the home by Bro. Sanford Landis, and
at Mellinger's M. H. by Bro. David Landis and Bro. C. M. Brackbill.
Text, John 11:25. She suffered patiently for several months from
a complication of diseases. Mother Herr united with the Mennonite
Church in early life, and lived a consistent and useful life in
the service of the Master, always concerned for both the material
and spiritual welfare of all those she met, as well as those of
her own household. She led a busy life, and many will be the reminders
to her loved ones of the things that Mother's hands had wrought.
Passed to her reward, but her words and deeds will live on, shaping
and moulding the life amid character of all who came in contact
with her. "Though she were dead, yet shall she live."
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
-L. L. M.
Rutt.-Sister Mary Ann Rutt, widow of Bro. David M. Rutt,
was born July 30, 1848: died March 3, 1918, at the home of her
son at Strasburg, Pa., aged 69 y. 7 m. 3 d. She is survived by
these children, Mary, wife of Harry F. Hess, David K. and Frances
K., 3 step-children (Christian K. Mrs. Amos Stauffer and Benj.
K. Rutt). Brief services were held at the home of her son by Bro.
Elias Groff and at the Strasburg M. H. by Bro. C. M. Brubaker.
Text, I Pet. 1:3, 4. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church since girlhood, and her familiar face was never absent
in the church service as long as health permitted. Of a kind and
loving disposition, she was endeared to many friends by whom she
will be greatly missed. Though the few last months of her life
here were passed in sadness, owing to great weakness of body and
mind, yet we know, that in the language of the text she now enjoys
the blessed realization of that "inheritance that fadeth
"Your life work is ended, dear mother
And you're safe on the evergreen shore,
Where the grief you so often have suffered,
Will never be felt anymore."
-L. L. M.
Slabach.-John Slabach was born in Hols* Co., Ohio, Mar. 29, 1843; died at his home in McPherson Co., Kans., Mar. 24, 1918; aged 74 y. 11 m. 25 d. He was married to Elizabeth Schrock March 15, 1868. To this union were born seven children, six of which outlived him. Besides his children he is also survived by his wife, 30 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many friends who mourn, but not as those who have no hope. He spent his early life in the state of Indiana, one year in Nebraska, and came to McPherson Co., Kans., in 1879, where he lived near the West Liberty Church until his death. He united with the Mennonite church in early manhood, was a member of the West Liberty congregation almost from its organization, and lived faithful to God and his faith to the end. He suffered from a stroke of paralysis, but after partial recovery was afflicted with cancer of the liver, which caused his death. Funeral on March 25, by D. H. Bender and C. D. Yoder. Text, Gen. 49:18.
Transcriber's note: typed as spelled.
Leed.-Lizzie, wife of Jacob S. Leed was born April 6,
1861; died April 2, 1918; aged 56 y. 11 m. 26 d. Sister Leed was
the daughter of the late Andrew and Kathryn McHugh of Pequea Twp.,
Lancaster Co., Pa., and was the last one of her family. She is
survived by a sorrowing husband, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 5 grandchildren,
and a number of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
Two children preceded her to the Spirit world. She was of a kind,
loving disposition, and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She
was in failing health for about four years, but she bore her suffering
patiently and never complained. She was fully resigned to God's
will, and whenever health permitted she attended the church services.
Her funeral was held at the Landis Valley Church, of which she
was a faithful and consistent member for 28 years.
She was also a teacher in the Sunday school as long as she was able, but now her seat is empty in God's house as well as in her home, and how much we miss her. God bless the family. Services were conducted by Brethren Noah L. Landis and John Lefever. Text, Psa. 116:15 and Prov. 14:32. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery.
"Dearest mother thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Long.-Lydia Hershey Long was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar. 23, 1891; died at the Sterling Public Hospital, Sterling, Ill., April 3, 1918; aged 27 y. 11 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure a sorrowing husband, mother, four brothers, three sisters. Sister Long was a sister of Bro. T. K. Hershey now a missionary at Buenos Aires, South America. On Nov. 27, 1914, she was married to Bro. Ezra Long. Sister Long confessed Christ as her Savior at the age of twelve and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she continued consistently and loyally until the time of her death. She was an untiring worker in the vineyard of her Master, ever laboring for the spiritual uplift of her home and her church, Sunday school and community at large, one of our regular and among the most efficient teachers in our Sunday school. She submitted to an operation at the Sterling Hospital which proved to be more serious than was expected, and on April 3 peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. As the end drew near she expressed a submission to the will of God. Among the last words spoken to her husband were: "Oh, I heard such sweet singing." "Tell our folks I am going to meet my God." "Walk close to your God that we some day can meet again." Funeral services were conducted on the 7th at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church near Sterling, Ill., by A. C. Good and the body laid to rest in the Cemetery nearby to await the morning of the resurrection. Near relatives from the east were among the large number of friends that gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to one they loved so well. The text chosen for the occasion was found in Jer. 15:9.
Swartzendruber.-Roy E., son of Simon C. and Mary
was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 14, 1904; died in Mercy Hospital,
Iowa City, Iowa; April 5, 1918; aged 14 y. 1 m. 21 d. He leaves
to mourn his early departure an aged grandfather, father, mother,
2 brothers, 7 sisters and a great number of relatives and friends.
He was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in the fall
of 1916 while Bro. Shetler held a series of meetings at this place.
He proved a faithful member until death. When Roy realized his
end was near he made special prayer to God asking for forgiveness
of all sins, thereby gaining sweet peace of conscience and thus
passed out of this life. To you, young friends who were his associates
in life, especially those who are not as consistent as you should
be, we believe God is speaking to you through him, and we hope
you may profit by his experience and example.
Roy's death was the result of an accident, which befell him on the first day of April while at work on his father's farm, with a four-horse team and disc. The horses became frightened, started running and became unmanageable and in trying to clear himself from danger, Roy in some manner was caught and thrown under the blades of disc, causing his right foot and leg to be frightfully cut. W. R. Bonham and son, who were passing near by, rushed to his aid immediately. Medical aid was also given him as quickly as possible, and he was taken to the above named hospital at once; but his weakened condition, caused by the loss of blood, and the poison which developed, proved to be too great a shock for the physical body to endure, and all that human skill could do for him failed to stay that grim reaper, Death, which will sooner or later overtake us all.
While it is a sore trial to part with one so young and promising in life, yet we bow in humble submission to the Father and say, "Thy will be done." "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them. Funeral services were held at the Timber Church on Sunday afternoon, Apr. 7, where a large number of sympathizing neighbors and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed brother. Services conducted by P. P. Swartzendruber and J. L. Hershberger in German and D. D. Miller and Sanford C. Yoder in English.
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Musselman.-Richard Daniel, son of Christian and Edna F. Musselman of Berne, Ind., was born and died April 10, 1918. Funeral at the home on the 11th by Ben. B. King, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Yoder.-Jonathan A. Yoder was born Oct. 15, 1837 in Mifflin Co., Pa.; died Mar. 29, 1918 near Hubbard, Oreg.; aged 80 y. 5 m. 4 d. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 1 sister. His funeral was held at the Hopewell Mennonite Church Monday April 1, 1918, conducted by J. D. Mishler and D. F. Shenk.
Holdeman.-Isaac L., son of John and Hetty Holdeman, was born Aug. 7, 1857, near Wakarusa, Ind.; died Mar. 28, 1918 near Anthony, Kans.; aged 60 y. 7 m. 21 d. He was married to Sophia A. Wisler at Harper, Kans., Dec. 25, 1889. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, an adopted daughter (Frances) 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. One brother preceded him in death 6 weeks. Funeral sermon by Bro. R. M. Weaver of Harper, Kans. Text, II Cor. 5:10.
Hostet1er.-Sister Mary Ann, wife of Jonathan C. Hostetter, nee Greaser, was born March 5, 1846, near Smithville, Ohio; died Mar. 22, 1918; aged 72 y. 17 d. She was united in marriage to Jonathan Hostetter Sep. 16, 1875, and with motherly affection and true devotion assumed the responsibility of caring for her four stepchildren. She was a consistent and faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Her life was quiet and unassuming. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church near Smithville, Ohio, on Sunday, March 23, by C. Z. Yoder, I. J. Buchwalter, J. S. Gerig and D. L. Yoder. Her husband, two sisters, three brothers and many other relatives and friends survive her.
Miller.-Elizabeth, widow of Abram Miller, was born in Manor Twp., Pa., Oct. 13, 1826; died at the home of her son, B. K. Miller in Mountville, Pa., Mar. 15, 1918; aged 91 y. 5 m. 2 d. She leaves to mourn her loss 3 children, 13 grandchildren. Mother was with us long, but at last the summons came: "Come up higher." She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful to the end. She was afflicted with a weak heart "and she was not, for God took her." Death seemed to have come over her like a gentle slumber. Funeral the 19th at the Masonville Church. Bro. C. K. Lehman spoke at the house; the brethren, J. C. Habecker and J. K. Charles, at the Church. Text, Job. 5:26. Her life was a long walk with God.
Benner.-John Wellington Benner was born Mar. 23, 1918.
His little life in this world lasted for only a few hours until
he was called into a better one. He is survived by the father,
mother, 1 brother and 1 sister. His little body was laid away
in the cemetery adjoining the Bethel Church near Job, W. Va.,
where a short service was conducted by our deacon Bro. F. H. White,
as our ministering brethren were scattered over various parts
of the field and were unable to get here. While his early departure
caused our hearts to bleed yet we would calmly submit to the will
of Him who has given and taken away. "We shall meet again."
Sensenig.-Wa1ter F., son of Bro. Elam and Sister Emma
Frey Sensenig, was born in West Earl, Pa., June 29, 1911; died
at his home near Lancaster, Pa., April 7, 1918; aged 6 y. 9 m.
8 d. Little Walter suffered for only twenty-eight hours with pneumonia.
He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, 5 brothers,
5 sisters, and 3 grandparents.
Funeral April 10, at the Metzler's Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Landis and Benj. Wenger. Text, II Samuel 12:23.
"Walter is not dead; he is but sleeping.
The cold, cold grave is only keeping
The dust to dust returning:
Death could not claim the soul immortal:
For angels from the heavenly portal
Bent o'er with eager yearning."
Hartzler.-Jacob S. Hartzler of near Allensville, Pa., was born March 24, 1857, died at his home on Thursday morning, April 4, 1918; aged 61 y. 12 d. He united with the A. M. Church early in life and was a faithful, consistent member until his death. He was known and respected far and wide as a man of few words. His quiet, honest disposition won him many friends. Health began failing him last fall as the result of a weak stomach and weak heart. Since Jan. 6, this year, he was unable to do his chores and care for his stock alone. During the long, cold winter months tuberculosis set in, which, with other weaknesses, was the result of his death. He passed to his eternal reward without any pain and without a struggle. Funeral, Apr. 6, at the Allensville Church, conducted by E. H. Kanagy and J. H. Byler. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. May God grant him a part in the glorious resurrection.
Pennington.-Bessie Pennington was born Dec 31, 1898;
died Mar. 30, 1918; aged 19 y. 2 m. 29 d. The cause of her death
was consumption and measles. She leaves to mourn her departure,
an aged father, two brothers and four sisters. Her mother preceded
her in death.
On Sept. 15th 1917 she united with the Mennonite Church at Job, W. Va., and was a consistent member to the last. She was of a quiet and loving disposition and had a large circle of friends. Shortly before she passed away she told those who had waited on her that she had dismissed hopes of getting well and that she realized that the Lord was going to call her home shortly, and that she was quite anxious to go.
Funeral services were conducted at the house April 1st where a large number of relatives, neighbors and friends had gathered. Services in charge of the writer. Interment in the Pennington Cemetery a short distance from her late residence.
Rhine W. Benner.
Crockett.-Mary Barbara (Lapp) Crockett was born April 23, 1882, in Logan Co., Ohio, to Daniel Z. and Elizabeth H. Lapp; passed into eternal rest at the Crockett home near West Liberty, Ohio, March 8, 1918; aged 35 y. 10 m. 15 d. On Oct. 16, 1898, she was united in marriage to Wm. B. Crockett. No husband ever had a more true, devoted, sacrificing wife; no family circle a more inspiring home maker; no parents a more loving, sympathetic child. Early in life Mary united with the Bethel Mennonite Church and sometime after her marriage she became an active member in the Christian Church. She was an intense sufferer for 5 months of rheumatism together with leakage of the heart and at last was attacked with pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her early departure a husband and one son, her parents, 4 brothers, 9 sisters besides many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, West Liberty, in charge of B. F. Clayton and T. C. House. Buried in Fairview Cemetery.
Stoltzfus.-Elisabeth B., daughter of the late Rufus
and Matilda Stoltzfus of Atglen, Chester Co., Pa.; died in the
Lancaster Hospital, on her 25th birthday, Feb. 6, 1918, of a
of diseases. Her father died on March 3, 1917, less than a year
ago, which caused loneliness in the home. She grieved and mourned
the loss of her earthly father so much till at last her health
gave way and she longed so much to go to her heavenly home. She
seemed to worry for the welfare of every one and wished to do
more and more for Christ for what He had suffered on the cross
for her. In her weak spells she would say, "Oh, the 5th chapter
of John, the 25th verse is such a comfort." She accepted
Christ as her Savior in her younger years in the A. M. Church.
She leaves to mourn her departure her mother, 5 sisters, 3 brothers.
Funeral at the house, Feb. 9, by Amos Stolzfus, and at Millwood
A. M. Church by John Mast and John M. Stoltzfus.
"Pain and sickness ne'er can enter,
Grief nor woe my lot shall share,
But in that celestial city,
I a crown of life shall wear."
Wagner-Noah Benjamin, son of Christian and Barbara Wagner,
was born Aug. 28, 1899; died at his home Apr. 12, 1918; aged 18
y. 7 m. 15 d.
He united with the Amish Mennonite Church of Roanoke, Ill., at the age of 13 years of which he was a faithful member until death. Noah was seriously ill for only about thirty-six hours. Being an unusually strong young man, his death was a shock to the family and all who knew him. His kind disposition won for him many friends and loved ones wherever he was. His presence will be missed by all who knew him.
His life work being ended is a warning to us that God is no respector of persons, young or old, but that all must some time pass this way. He leaves to mourn his early departure a father, mother, one brother (Ezra) five sisters (Frieda, Alvina, Rosa, Pearl, and Celesta); also a host of relatives and friends.
He was laid to rest at the Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery-in private, because of possible contagious disease. Memorial services were conducted next day by Bro. Clayton Derstine. Text, Eccl. 8:8.
Schmidt.-Joseph, son of John and Barbara (Buzzard) Schmidt, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 16, 1832. In 1856 he emigrated from Ohio settling in Fayette Co., Iowa, which continued to be his home until his death, which occurred Mar. 15, 1918. On Nov. 15, 1850, he was united in marriage to Sarah Samantha Fry who preceded him to the new home over there in 1909. After their marriage they settled on a farm in Center Twp., which continued to be their home until 1901 when they moved to Hawkeye where they both finished their course as above stated. He was converted to the Mennonite faith in early life in which faith he retained his membership until about 1878 when he united with the U. B. Church which was the church of his wife's choice. Four children cherish a father's sacred memory. Besides these, three granddaughters, one grandson, one brother (Amos Schmidt) survive. This brother who lives in Ohio was unable to he present at the funeral on account of failing health. A loving father, affectionate brother and a true friend has passed from our midst. Wm. Galbreth, a former pastor, preached an appropriate funeral sermon at the home assisted by ------Gilmer, the present pastor at Hawkeye.
Harper.-Bro. Martin V. Harper was horn July 14, 1876;
died March 16, 1918; aged 41 y. 8 m. 2 d. The report of his death
came as a shock to all who knew him. He seemed to be enjoying
usual health, even the day before he passed away he attended a
sale in the neighborhood and seemed to be in good spirits. After
the close of the sale he went to work in his blacksmith shop,
and after shoeing one horse, acute indigestion set in. A physician
was summoned immediately who labored all night putting forth every
effort to give him relief which all ended in failure when finally
it was decided to take him to the hospital at Davis, W. Va. The
end came suddenly after driving only about three miles in a wagon
on the way to the hospital.
He united with the Mennonite Church several years ago and was a faithful member of that body until he passed away. He was of a kind and pleasant disposition and gave evidence that he was enjoying his Christian life. He will be greatly missed in the Church, the community, and the home. His widow, one son, and three daughters survive him.
Funeral services were conducted at his late residence where a large concourse of people had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. Services were in charge of the writer. Interment at the private cemetery on a beautiful hill near the residence.
Rhine W. Benner.
Sauder.-Leah E. Sauder was born Oct. 4, 1884, near Masonville; died Feb. 17, 1918. She was a daughter of Pre. A. M. Witmer. She was received into the Mennonite Church May 29, 1916, at Masonville. She was married to Bro. John G. Sander April 18, 1907. She was blest with a very sweet disposition. She became suddenly ill exactly two weeks before she died. The nature of her sickness was such that she had lost the use of her mind. All that kind friends and neighbors could do was of no avail. The family physician did all he could, the Great Physician was consulted but God called her home to join her parents gone before. In her conscious moments she called those near and dear to her. This should be a loud call to all to prepare for death while in good health. If our dear sister had put it off till she was sick she would have had no time to repent. She leaves to mourn her sorrowing husband, whose loss will be the greatest, 1 aunt that cared for her in childhood, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and many relatives and friends, but our loss is her gain. She was laid away Feb. 20. Funeral services was laid away Feb. 20.* Funeral services by C. K. Lehman, J. K. Charles, and J. C. Habecker. Text, II Cor. 5:1. She will be missed in her home, in the Church, for her seat will be empty. Let us so live that when we must cross the river of death that we may he ready to meet her again, never to part any more. Her age was 33 y. 4 m. 13 d.
In Mrs. Sauder's obituary:
* Transcriber's npte: typed as written; "She was laid
away Feb. 20. Funeral services
was laid away Feb. 20. Funeral services by C. K. Lehman, ... "
Winey.-Pre. Banks Winey died early Sunday morning, April
7, aged 59 y. 8 m. 3 d. His death came from a complication caused
by a weak heart. The first symptoms of heart trouble appeared
about six months ago. Bro. Winey, though a healthy man before,
began to sink gradually from that time on until the end came.
His funeral took place on Thursday, April 11, from his late residence at Akron, Pa. Funeral services conducted by the brethren Esaias Witmer and Benj. Wenger at the house and Brethren Benj. Weaver and Noah H. Mack at the Groffdale Mennonite M. H. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
His remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery along side of Sister Winey's grave who preceded him into the eternal world about two and a half years ago.
An only daughter, Mabel, and her husband Bro. Charles Benner, and their four children are the only survivers of the immediate family. Four brothers and three sisters survive who, all but one, reside in Juniata and Snyder counties, Pa.
Bro. Winey was ordained a minister some twenty years ago at Richfield, Pa. He was received into the congregation at Groffdale, Lanc. Co., Pa., as brother and minister eight years ago.
His labors in the Church were much appreciated.
He was diligent and unassuming in all his efforts, always trying to lend a helping hand wherever he could.
He will he greatly missed in the labor and care of the church.
The present loss to the church is Bro. Winey's eternal gain.
Lehman.-Arthur Garfield Lehman, son of Pre. J. S. and
Sara Hershey Lehman, was born near Freeport, Ill., Dec. 15, 1880;
died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., March 13, 1918,
in his 38th year. Nov. 16, 1917 he was operated on for appendicitis,
returning home on his birthday (Dec. 15) apparently well. A few
weeks later one complication after another manifested itself which
necessitated another operation Feb. 17, from which he was getting
along nicely. 11 days later another operation followed. Even with
this he had half a chance and was getting along fairly well when
one morning an artery snapped, causing a hemorrhage from which
he grew weaker until he passed peacefully away.
He confessed his Savior, was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church at Elkhart, Ind., when 15 years of age. He received his early education in the Elkhart public schools, later taking a business and vocal course at Valparaiso, Ind. He had lived at Austell, Ga., and Anniston, Ala., several years, coming to Lancaster, Pa., in 1911 where he had since resided and to which place his parents moved in 1904 from Elkhart, Ind.
He was of a quiet, peaceful disposition, his suffering was great, but he bore it all so patiently, never complaining. He loved the Bible and the simple teaching of God's Word and often remarked, "Oh, I don't care for these worldly things. You know I was not brought up that way." How forcibly we were reminded of Solomon's words. Prov. 22:6: "Train up a child," etc.
During all his illness he was fully resigned to his Master. The night before he was taken to the hospital for his second operation he requested a prayer meeting, and as we gathered around his bed he led in prayer. O, how touching was his prayer. He said, "I am young to die, and would like to live, for I have much to live for; but if it is the Lord's will to take me home I am willing to go. Then he called each one by name of those who stood by his bedside to pray, after which he said, "Now let us sing my favorite hymn ("I will arise and go to Jesus.") and another song, "Jesus Savior pilot me," which he sang so often. While at the hospital, he spoke so often of going. "What a beautiful sight, oh God: lift me up so I can see it again." His pastor visited him daily. He was a consistent member of the "Church of God" and was always present when health permitted. He leaves to mourn his departure (beside his parents) wife, daughter (Arlene Mae), son (John Arthur) sister (Mrs. J. B. Leaman), brother (Joe A.), foster sister (Allie L.). Sister Florence having preceded him to the Spirit world, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services at his late home, March 16, conducted by G. R. Hoverter assisted by J. H. Mosemann. Text, Jno. 14:2, 3. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
"Your life work is ended, dear brother,
You're with loved ones gone before,
May we all prepare to meet you,
On that bright celestial shore."
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