Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1908

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Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 18 - August 1, 1908 - page 287, 288

Rodgers. - Dolly Ruth, infant daughter of H. H. and Sarah Rodgers, died near Newton, Kans., July 14, 1908; aged 27 d. Funeral services by D. Holdeman & D. D. Zook. Text, II Kin. 4:26.

Fry. - Sister Sarah Ann Fry, of the Towamencing (sic) congregation, Montg., Co., Pa., died of cancer, July 18, 1908; aged 77 y. 7 m. 11 d. Her husband died about sixteen years ago. Funeral services were conducted by C. B. Allebach, J. C. Clemens and Jonas Mininger.

Oesch. - On July 5, Mary E. Oesch died of old age at the home of her son, Wm Detrich, 618 Central Ave., Kans. She lived in Sadalia, Mo., with Christian Oesch until April when she came to the city. She was 79 years old. Funeral was conducted by Bro. J. D. Charles on July 7, from the first part of Job 14:14. The remains were sent to Sedalia, Mo., for burial.

Gresser. - Lydia Gresser (maiden name Lantz), was born near Smithville, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1821; died July 18, 1908, near the place of her birth; aged 87 y. 5 m. 10 d. She was married to Christian Gresser, Oct. 15, 1844. To this union were born eight children. Both parents and all their children united with the Amish Mennonite Church of this community in their young days and remained faithful to God. Two daughters, three sons and seven grandchildren survive her. Funeral services by Benj. Gerig in German and C. Z. Yoder in English.

Enck. - Bro Charles Enck died at the home of his parents in Ephrata, Pa., July 9, 1908; aged 17 y. 9 m. 18 d. He seemed to be improving and was able to attend church services on July 5. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church. The funeral was held July 13, at the Ephrata M. H. with interment in Metzler's cemetery. Bro. John Bucher preached in the German. Text, James 4:14, and Bish. Benj. Weaver preached in the English, from I John 3:1, 2. The M. H. was crowded with the friends and acquaintances. He leaves father, mother, 5 brothers 2 sisters and 2 grandmothers. May God comfort the bereaved ones.

Erb. - Mary Annie (Miller), wife of John Erb, was born in Holmes Co., O., May 3, 1867; died in Seward Co., Nebr., July 15, 1908; aged 41 y. 2 m. 2 d. She lived in matrimony with John Erb 22 years and 8 months. To this union were born 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son, father and mother preceded her to the spirit world. There lives to mourn, her husband, 5 children, relatives and friends, but not as those that have no hope, for Sister Erb was a faithful member in the A. M. Church from her youth. Funeral services were conducted by Joseph Rediger, Jacob Stauffer and N. E. Roth. Text, Matt. 25: 1-8, and James 4:14.

Hershberger. - Sister Mary Hershberger (nee Erb) was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 13, 1843; died July 7, 1908; aged 64 y. 8 m. 24 d. She was married to L. B. Hershberger in 1863. To this union were born ten children preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, seven children, and fourteen grandchildren, two brothers and a large number of relatives and friends. But they mourn not as those hwo have no hope, for she was a devoted Christian, living a quiet life in the A. M. Church. In the fall of 1892, she, with her family, came to Oregon and afterwards, for convenience, made her home in the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member till death. On July 4, she was stricken with paralysis with no one present but her husband and was unconscious until death relieved her suffering on July 7. She was buried in the Hopewell Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by J. P. Bontrager in English and J. D. Mishler in German. Text, Rev. 14:3.

Myer. - Anna Barbara (Yohner) was born in Switzerland, April 2, 1845, died at her home near Shipshewana, Ind., July 2, 1908; aged 65 y. 3 m. Four children preceded her to the spirit world. Besides her husband, one son and one daughter, four grandchildren, she leaves to mourn one sister and two brothers in Switzerland and one sister in the neighborhood. Funeral services were held at the Shore Church July 5, by John M. Hostetler and Jonathan J. Troyer in German and by Y. C. Miller in English from Rev. 14:13.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 19 - August 8, 1908 -page 303

Harshbarger. - Died on July 29, 1908, Joseph Edward, son of Kaleb and Lillie Harshbarger; aged 20 m. 24 d. Buried july 31. Services by John E. Kauffman. Text, Isa. 6:12, latter clause. A large concourse of people had gathered to show their respect to the bereaved ones.

Hunsberger. - Ida (Troxel) Hunsberger, wife of Wm. Hunsberger, was born, Aug. 12, 1873, and died at her home in Elkhart Co. Ind., July 24, 1908, of consumption. She was aged 34 y. 11 m. 19 d. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband a son, three brothers and six sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends. A few days before her death she felt her need of salvation and accepted Christ and said she was ready to go. The funeral services were held at the Olive M. H. on July 30, conducted by Jacob K Bixler, from the text, Matt. 25:10.

Bauman. - Caleb, oldest son of Silas and Lydia Ann Bauman, of Floradale, Ont., died July 15, 1908; aged 20 y. 7 m. 7 d. Four years ago he began to suffer with catarrh of the stomach and bowels (at which time he also made his peace with God). The last two years he also suffered much of rheumatism, but was a means to prepare him more fully for his heavenly home. During his suffering he made the Bible his book of comfort and consolation. He was fully resigned to the will of the Lord, waiting for the Lord to call him home. Funeral services conducted by Abram Gingerich and Noah Hunsberger. Text, Phil. 1:21-32; John 11:25, 26.

Garn. - Daisy E Seibert was born in Ashland Co., O., Dec. 15, 1867; died in Medina Co., O., July 11, 1908. She was united in marriage to T. S. Garn, Feb 22, 1887. To this union were born nine children, two of whom preceded the mother to the eternal world. Husband, seven children, father, three brothers and one sister are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother, devoted wife, kind friend, and good neighbor. Although a highly moral woman yet she realized that that would not be sufficient to make her calling and election sure. But several weeks before she died she acknowledged peace with God and a desire to be baptized. Her wish was granted. After much suffering caused by cancer she passed away. Funeral services were held at the house Funday, July 12, conducted by J. M. Kreider. Text, I Cor. 14:19. Burial, July 13, in Wayne Co., O.

Newswanger. - After an illness of five months, Sister Lydia A Newswanger, passed away at her home in Cains, Lancaster Co., Pa., June 30, 1908; aged 50 y. 6 m. 3 d. Funeral services were held at home and were conducted by Bish. Isaac Eby and Christian Brackbill, and at the Weaverland Church by Bish. Benj. Weaver, where she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. She was a devoted member of the Mennonite Church and a Sunday school teacher for the last few years, up to the time of her illness. She leaves eleven children to mourn her departure, all of whom are unmarried but one son. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world seven years ago, and she was left with the youngest of the children being only twenty-two months old, but she held out bravely to the end, and eight of her children are now members of the church, and we hope the rest will soon be gathered in.
Dearest mother, thou hast left us lonely,
And thy loss we greatly feel;
But 'twas God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Hunsberger. - Menno S. Hunsberger was born near Baden, Waterloo Co., Ontario; died near Cressman, Sask., July 13, 1908; aged 34 y. 5 m. Seven years ago he went West, and took up a claim in the Waterloo settlement, near Carstairs, Alberta. Two years later he was married to Lizzie Habermehl. To this union were born four children, two of which died in infancy. One and a half years ago he moved in the Mennonite settlement at Cressman, Sask. The past few years he has been ailing considerably, and the last few months grew weaker until the death angel relieved him of his sufferings from tuberculosis. He leaves a loving wife and two children, besides many friends. He was a devoted and faithful member of the Mennonite Church, which means much in "these last days." The burial services were conducted on the 14, and the body was laid to rest in the Sharon Mennonite Cemetery. The funeral services were held on the 15, by E. S. Hallman and David Garber. Text, Rev. 14:13, assisted by Isaiah Rosenberger and D. N. Lehman.

Miskey. - At the City Hospital, La Junta, Colo., on July 18, 1908, passed peacefully to rest, Bro. Alfred Miskey, of Hadley Falls, Mass., aged about 24 years. Bro Miskey came here about six months ago suffering from that dread disease, consumption, very much discouraged both in mind and spirit, having been discharged from a sanitarium in Denver as incurable, only a few dollars in his pocket and apparently no friend in this part of the world. He wandered as far as Swink, Colo., where Bro. Henry Minninger and Bro. J. F. Brunk found him and brought him to the sanitarium farm. Here he was provided for in a tent until a week before his death, when he was removed to the City Hospital, where he could receive the best treatament until the Lord took him home. He died leaving a very bright testimony, being glad that he could go home to glory. His only concern was his dear mother, for whom he longed so much, for just one more parting caress, and in his last hour he talked very lovingly of her. It still seemed to give him joy to think that some day they could meet in glory, and this indeed will be a cousolation (sic) to the mother, brothers and sister, to know that if they like him choose the better part they can some day also be happy with him in eternity. Bro. Miskey said shortly before his death that eternity alone could reveal what the people of this place did for him, and yet it was so little for us. His remains were laid to rest in Holbrook Mennonite Cemetery. The funeral was well attended. The services were conducted by the Brethren Ross and Nunemaker. We were made to realize more fully than ever that God,s children are never forsaken. Here was a brother thousands of miles from kindred and without money, yet he had kind friends to care for him during his sickness and to give his body a very respectable burial after his decease. May God comfort the sorrowing mother and children.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 20 - August 15, 1908 - page 319

Hartzler. - Elmer Titus Hartzler, son of J. T. and Mattie Hartzler, was born April 28, 1906, and died at their home near West Liberty, Ohio, July 17, 1908; aged 2 y. 2 m. 19 d. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, July 19, conducted by J. J. Warye and S. E. Allgyer.

Musser. - On July 24, 1908; Daniel, son of Israel and Susie Musser, died after being sick only a few days; aged 5 m. 2 d. Buried on the 31, at Bowmansville, Pa., where services were conducted by Amos W. Geigley in English and N. B. Bowman in German. Text, "Is it well with the child? It is well" (II Kings 4:26).

Sutter. - Catherine Sutter, nee Wagler, was born in Alsace, Germany, March 23, 1838; died at Milford, Nebr., July 30, 1908; aged 70 y. 4 m. 7 d. She lived in matrimony with Jacob Sutter 50 y. 4 m. To them were born 15 children, 8 sons and 7 daughters; 5 children preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn, her husband, 10 children and many relatives and friends, but not as those that have no hope, for Sister Sutter was a faithful member in the A. M. Church from her youth; her desire was to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church near Milford, July 31, by Jos. Schlegel. Text, II Tim. 4:1, and N. E. Roth, Rev. 21:7.

Sleichter. - Mary Sleichter, wife of Isaac Sleichter, was born in East Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa., April 17, 1832, and died July 14, 1908; aged 76 y. 2 m. 27 d. Funeral took place, July 18. Services and interment at the Vincent Mennonite Church and cemetery. She was a consitent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She enjoyed reasonably good health up to the last few years when health gave way to a complication of diseases and at last she fell asleep, as we hope, in Jesus. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two sons, and three daughters to mourn their loss, which we hope is her gain.
"Tis not the spirit that has died,
'Tis the mortal frame.
Then let our hearts rejoice, be glad,
That we may meet again. J. B. Hunsberger.

Auker. - Bish. William Auker of Juniata Co., Pa., was born Aug. 15, 1829; and died July 16, 1908; aged 78 y. 11 m. 2 d. He was ordained to the ministry Oct 15, 1873; and to the office of bishop Dec. 15, 1891. His companion preceded him in death about 8 years ago. He leaves to mourn his departure 8 children, 2 sons and 6 daughters, 42 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, also 1 brother and 2 sisters. His disease was dropsy and heart trouble. Bish. Jacob N. Brubacher of Lancaster Co., preached the funeral sermon. Text, Heb. 13:7, 17, assisted by Samuel Gayman, Samuel Leiter, W. G. Sieber and Wm. W. Graybill. He watched over the flock in Juniata, Snyder and Perry counties, Pa., for nearly 17 years to the best of his ability. May the Lord help us to follow his humble example. Wm. W. Graybill.

Kreider. - Jacob Kreider died at his home in Gordonville, Lanc. Co., Pa., July 20, 1908; aged 67 y. 5 m. 7 d. He suffered several months from stomach trouble, but bore it all with patience. He was fully resigned to the Lord,s will. he was married to Lydia Groff, she having preceded him to the spirit world seven years ago. Four sons, 3 daughters and four grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of one that was very near and dear to them, but we believe he has gone to meet the loved ones gone before. He is also survived by two brothers and four sisters. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. The funeral was held on the 23, and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services at the house by Christian Brackbill, and Amos Hoover, and at the Paradise Mennonite Church by Isaac Eby.
Earth has lost its look of gladness,
Heaven seems to us more bright,
Since the spirit of our dear ones
Took their happy, homeward flight.
And we long to cross that river,
Long to rest upon that shore,
There to see, and know, and love them
With the Savior evermore.

Gindlesperger. - Sister Nellie Erma, daughter of Bro. Jacob Gindlesperger, near Davidsville, Pa., died July 28, 1908, after one week of suffering with appendicitis; aged 14 y. 4 m. 20 d. Funeral services were conducted at the Thomas Church July 30, by S. G. Shetler, Jas. Saylor and L. A. Blough. Text, "Are not my days few? (Job 10:20). Interment in the cemetery near the church. Sister Nellie united with the church at the age of 12. She was a bright girl, full of life and faithfully attended the Sunday school, Young People,s Meetings and church services. She will be missed in the home and among her associates, but she has left evidence that she has gone to meet her mother who died about ten years ago, who also left a bright evidence. It was said that Nellie was calling for her mother the last day she lived. While her friends mourn not without hope, it should be a warning to her young associates, especially those who are not living for Christ. This is a sore trial for Bro. Gindlesperger, who was bereft of his wife, also a little daughter, and Nellie, as she was being a help in the home. He has yet living one son, who is a few years older than Nellie. he is also a member of the church. May God richly bless the dear brethren. L. A. B.

Shoup. - Gladys Vernice Shoup, oldest daughter of W. F. and Katharine Shoup, was born near Mt. Eaton, Wayne Co., O., Feb., 11, 1904; died July 31, 1908; aged 4 y. 5 m. 20 d. On Friday morning, July 31, little Gladys went with her grandfather, Wm. Shoup, to Mt. Eaton. She was delighted with the trip and on her return related fully to her parents at the dinner table her experiences of the forenoon. When her baby brother went to sleep, she in her motherly way, fixed his cradle and then ran down to the barnfloor where the threshers were about to begin work. She was standing a safe distance from the machine and out of the way of all but a moving of a log on the overden caused the falling of a heavy timber which struck the child on the head and crushed her skull. She never regained consciousness and in about one and one half hours her little soul took its flight. Gladys was a loving little child and because of her sunshiny dispostion was loved by all who knew her. She was very fond of music, and the last evening of her life sang hymns No. 396, 151, and 352 in the Church and S. S. Hymnal. The hearts of the entire neighborhood go out in deep sympathy to Bro. and Sister Shoup in their sad hours of bereavement. Funeral services were held in the Longenecker M. H., Aug. 2, by I. J. Buchwalter and Josiah Kaser from Prov. 27:1, "Thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."

Page. - Anna, daughter of Michael and Mary Brubaker, was born Mar. 21, 1840, in Perry Co., Pa. She was married to Tobias P. Page of Juniata Co., Pa., Oct. 23, 1866. In 1889 the family moved from Snyder Co., Pa., to Elkhart, Ind., where they have since lived. Sister Page has been afflicted with bodily sufferings for a number of years, and during the last three months she suffered more severely from heart trouble and dropsy. She, however, bore her afflictions with fortitude and resignation to the will of God, putting her trust in Him from whom all our help cometh, and calmly fell asleep in Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 1, 1908; aged 68 y. 4 m. 10 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and a devoted Christian. Her life as a child of God and a worthy member of the church was above reproach. She desired the prayers of God,s people and calmly looked forward to the time of her redemption. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, one son, Dr. Wm. B. Page of Middlebury, Ind., and his family; also one brother, Deacon Jonas Brubaker, of the Olive congregation, Elkhart Co., and many friends. Funeral services were held on Aug. 3, at the M. H. in Elkhart, by D. D. Miller and John F. Funk from Mark 4:28, 29, and Phil. 1:21. The remains were laid to rest in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury Twp., 18 miles east of Elkhart. The Lord comfort the bereaved hearts in their sorrow. - F.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 21 - August 22, 1908 -page 335

Martin. - Russell Lowell, son of John and Malinda Martin, died in Nappanee, Ind., July 29, 1908; aged 1 y. 3 m. 24 d. He was born in Clare Co., Mich., April 5, 1907. While the mother was here visiting her mother, Mary Osborn, the child took sick and died. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn his departure. Funeral was held at M. H. in Nappanee by J. H. McGowen. Text, last three words of II Kings 4:26.

Landis. - Alma Barbara, daughter of Bro. and Sister Milton B. Landis, of near Mechanicsburg, Pa., was born May 8, 1907; died July 17, 1908, after a short siege of whooping cough and pneumonia; aged 1 y. 2 m. 9 d. She leaves her sorrowing parents, one brother and one sister. Although she is missed here we know that she is smiling with the angels in heaven. Funeral services were conducted by Noah Landis at the house, and John Landis at the Mennonite Church, Stumptown. Text, Matt. 5:8. Interment in cemetery adjoining.

Beamish. - Minnie (Hambling) Beamish died at the Calgary (Alberta) Hospital, July 30, 1908; aged 28 y. 8 m. 9 d. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She came from Grand Rapids, Mich., over a year ago to her brother in Didsbury but some time later she went to her Uncle and Aunt (Bro. and Sister A. B. Wideman) near Mayton. During this time she was married to Wilbert Beamish. This spring her health failed and she was taken to the Calgary Hospital for an operation, but she died 13 hours after the operation. Her remains were brought to Mayton. Services were conducted by John K. Lehman from Rev. 21:4, at the Mayton M. H. Burial in the cemetery nearby.

Schrock. - Virgil Monroe, son of Irwin and Emma Schrock, was born May 22, 1904; died on the road to the physician, near Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 6, 1908; aged 4 y. 2 m. 16 d. He had been used to sleeping two hours each day, but this day he only slept one hour and came out to his father who was leading a horse and colt. The colt lagged behind and as Virgil was driving it he slipped and fell and the horse kicked him in the forehead. They administered to him and started for the doctor with him, but he died before reaching town. The funeral was held at South Union by J. H. McGowen. Text, Matt, 18:3.

DePuew. - Sister Ellen Mary DePuew was born Nov. 1, 1860 at Marengo, Ill., died July 19, 1908, near Kenmare, N. Dak.; aged 47 y. 7 m. 19 d. She was married to Charles P. DePuew, Nov 7, 1877. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters, one daughter preceded her to the spirit world. Sister DePuew was taken sick about June 15, 1907, with rose-cancer of the left breast. She was able to be up a few days, but this did not last long. While in bed she seemed to suffer untold agony for over a year, but she put her trust in the Lord. She was received into the Mennonite Church soon after she was taken sick and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church on July 21, 1908, after which the remains were taken to Clarksville, Iowa, for burial.

Haun. Peter Haun was born in Darmstadt, Germany, Nov. 8, 1834, and died Aug. 7, 1908, from the effects of a paralytic stroke, at his home near Cullom, Ill., aged 73 y. 8 m. 19 d. He was a faithful member of the Monnonite Church, and served as deacon of the Cullom congregation for many years. He emigrated to America at the age of 18 years, located in Lancaster Co., Pa., where he lived 6 years. Was married to Mary Kratz in the year 1858, after which they together came to Woodford Co., Ill., and in the year 1869 they, with their family, moved to Livingstone Co., Ill., near Cullom, where he continued to reside until his death. Their posterity consist of six children and nineteen grandchildren, the mother and one daughter preceded the father to the spirit world. The children who remain to mourn the loss of a loving father are, Andrew of Gillman, Ill., Sister Hauder of Garden City, Mo., Sister Grove of Newton, Kans., and Sister Unzicker and gibb, both of Cullom, Ills. Funeral services were conducted by A. K. Ropp and J. S. Shoemaker. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8.

Schrock. - Loyd S., oldest son of Enos and Anna Schrock, was born near Roanoke, Ill., Oct. 18, 1904; died at his home near Panola, Ill., Aug. 10, 1908; aged 3 y. 9 m. 22 d. On Aug. 10, he was kicked by a horse, his skull was badly fractured and he never regained consciousness; his spirit departed a few hours later. He leaves father, mother, two brothers, grandparents, great-grandparents, and many relatives and friends to mourn his sad and early departure. Services at the home by D. W. Slagel from Prov. 27:1, and at the church by Daniel Ordendorff from Psa. 16, in German, and by George Summer from Mark 10:13-16. The parents have the sympathy of the community in this sad bereavement. Although he is missed here we know he is at reat with Jesus.

Silently, peacefully angels have born him
Into the beautiful mansions above,
There he will rest from earth's toil evermore,
Safe in the arms of God's infinite love.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 22 - August 29, 1908 - page 351

Kauffman. - David King, son of Bro. Andrew and Sister Annie Kauffman near Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pa., died Aug. 10, aged 8 y. 6 m. 2 d. He was afflicted with a lingering disease of a dropsical nature. Funeral services were held Aug. 12, at the Pleasant Grove Mennonite church by Abram Metzler, assisted by J. N. Durr and Martin Miller. the funeral was largely attended. Little David was of a manly disposition and took a deep interest in the practical and serious side of life. He had endeared himself to all who knew him. He leaves a sorrowing father and mother and sister to mourn his early departure. May God comfort them. He has only gone before.

(Transcriber's Note - I assume his name is David King Kauffman)

Hershberger. - Elias D Hershberger departed this life Aug. 10, 1908 at the age of 72 y. 7 m. 5 d. at his home in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pa. Early in life he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and later was chosen a deacon in which faith and office he remained unto death. Funeral and interment were held at the A. M. meeting-house near Keim, PA., Aug. 12. Preaching was conducted by J. S. Miller and J. L. Mast, in German, and by J. B. Miller in English. Texts, I Peter 1:3 and Job 16:22. A very large number of people attended the funeral. Three sons and five daughters survive, all but one of whom are married. Five children died in childhood, then the estimable companion passed into the world beyond, but a few days less than four years prior to the husband and father,s death. A widow, by a second marriage also survives, and three brothers and two sisters. We commend the bereaved to the consolation of the grace of God, in the words of Bro. Mast's text "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the ressurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."

Nunemaker. - Hannah Nunemaker (nee Nice) daughter of the late Bishop Henry Nice, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 11, 1848; died at La Junta, Colo., Aug. 11, 1908; aged 60 years. In 1850 she with her parents moved to Ohio and in 1865 they moved to Ill. In 1869 she accepted Christ and has been a devoted Christian and member of the Mennonite Church ever since. Dec. 25, 1870 she was married to J. M. Nunemaker. to this union were born 11 children, 9 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons preceded their mother to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure husband, nine children, five grandchildren, her aged mother (90 years old), five brothers and two sisters. Our departed sister undoubtedly left a bright testimony and while we have laid her body to rest and her spirit has gone to God who gave it, the influence she had over those with whom she came in contact, by her many kind words of admonition and encouragement will live on and we can indeed say the world has been better by her living in it. It is indeed a consolation to the bereaved ones to know that she is now safe and happy with her Savior. Services were held at the Holbrook Mennonite Church., aug. 15, by D. S. Brunk and David Garber. Tex, Rev. 14:13. The funeral was largely attended which showed the esteem in which she was held. Just one week before her death she run a splinter in her foot which caused her much pain and her husband took her to the city hospital and remained with her and she received the best of treatment there, seeming to improve on Monday, but on Tuesday she passed peacefully to rest. The cause of her death was Thrombosis, a large clot forming in one of the arteries preventing circulation. We see in the death of Sister Nunemaker the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas

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