Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1919

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Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 23 - September 4, 1919 - pages 430,431

Charlton. - Clyde Elmer, son of Bro. W. F. and Alice Charlton, was born Sept. 13, 1907; died July 26, 1919, aged 11 y. 10 m. 13 d. He was sick eleven weeks and bore his sufferings without a murmur, and said he wasn't afraid to die. His father, mother, three sisters and three brothers are left to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted at the Diller Mennonite Church near Newville, Pa., by brother Ruben Cockly, who used as his text Job 1:21. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.
"We miss thee in thy home, dear Clyde,
We miss thy smiling face;
We miss thee in the Sunday school
We miss thee everywhere."

Jantzi. - Fanny Jantzi was born in Wateloo Co., Ont., Can., Dec 7, 1854, died in Linn Co., Ore., Aug. 8, 1919; aged 64 y. 8 m. 1 d.
She was united in marriage to Jacob J. Jantzi in Waterloo Co., Ont., June 22, 1876. This union was blessed with one son and one daughter. Her husband preceded her in death in 1878. She leaves to mourn her departure one son John B. Jantzi, of Wood River, Nebr. and one daughter Mrs Peter Zehr of Albany, Ore., 11 grandchildren, her mother, 4 brothers and 4 sisters and a large number of relatives and friends.
In her younger years she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the A. M. Church to which she remained faithful until death.
Funeral services conducted by C. R. Gerig and C. C. Steckley at the Fairview A. M. Church. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Ore.

Warner. - Elias Franklin Warner was born Jan. 22, 1857, in Lancaster County, Pa., died at the Mennonite Sanitarium at La Junta, Colo., August 14, 1919.
He was united in marriage to Anna Francis Ernst. They moved from Pennsylvania to Olathe, Kansas in 1884. His wife preceded him in death twenty-two years. He was member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and while of a quiet and reserved disposition in most religious matters, he nevertheless practiced in his daily life the Christian principles of honesty and charity.
Death was caused by hardening of the arteries and paralysis, from which he was a patient sufferer for nearly six years, seldom complaining, but often expressing a wish that the time of departing this life might be hastened. The funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian Church at Olathe, Kan. by Bro. Paul Erb, assisted by the Presbyterian pastor. Text, II Cor. 5:8.

Rusler. - Elizabeth Brenneman Rusler was born in Putnam county, Ohio, January 7th, 1879; died May 31, 1919; aged 40 y. 4 m. 24 d.
At the age of 7 years she with her parents moved to Allen county Ohio, where she grew to womanhood.
At the age of 14 years she was converted in the Mennonite faith where she remained a faithful member while in her parental home.
In 1901 she came with her sister, Mrs. W. F. Cotner, to Vineland Colorado where she cast her lot with the Methodist church of which she remained a faithful member.
On April 6th, 1904, she was united in marriage with E. C. Rusler of Vineland.
She leaves a husband, father, mother, three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. W. F. Cotner of Vineland, Colo., Ada Miller of Kalona, Iowa, Mrs. Effie Heatwole, J. A. and Samuel A. Brenneman of Elida, Ohio, with a host of relatives and friends as well as neighbors to mourn the loss of a dear one.
We believe her spirit went home to God who gave it. May we all prepare to meet her where parting is known no more.

Shenk. - Christian L. Shenk of near Witmer, Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Oct. 3, 1855, and entered into rest July 15, 1919; aged 63 y. 10 m. 12 d. Death was caused by heart trouble. He was a son of the late Pre. Tobias and Cathrine Shenk. He was united in marriage to Annie D. Weaver. To this union were born five children. There survive a sorrowing companion, a daughter and two sons, eight grandchildren, two sisters, and one brother, a daughter and son having preceded him to the spirit world.
He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and will be greatly missed in the community.
Brief funeral services were conducted at the home by Levi Weaver and at the Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bro. David L. Landis and Bro. Sanford Landis. Text II Samuel 14:14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Although I never can return
Let not this grieve your heart;
For you will shortly come to me,
Then we shall never part." By the family.

Hartzler. - Mary (Rutt) Hartzler was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., died at the home of her son, John W. Hartzler, near La Junta, Col., August 11, 1919; age 84 y. 2 m. 15 d. In her girlhood days she went from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Wayne Co., O., where she was later married to Seth Hartzler, who preceded her to the spirit world about ten years ago. From Wayne Co. they removed to Cass Co., Mo., where they lived until the death of the husband, when Sister Hartzler came to Colorado. She was the faithful mother of eight children, two of whom preceded her in death. The remaining six, (John, Frank, Charley, Sarah, Nancy (Kauffman,) and Henry,) were all present at her bedside, with the exception of the last named.
The departed sister was a life-long and devoted member of the Mennonite Church and as long as she was able, regularly filled her place in Church and Sunday school.
Funeral services were held at the East Holbrook Church, Aug. 12, conducted by Bros. John Thut and L. J. Miller. Text Rev. 14:13. The remains were sent to Cass Co., Missouri for interment.

Hartzler. - Lizzie B Hartzler was born near Allensville, Pa., Feb. 13, 1853; died at the same place where she lived all her life, on the 1st day of Aug., 1919; aged 66 y. 5 m. 18 d. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Lydia Hartzler, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She is survived by one brother, Christian B., and one sister, Erie. Lizzie was never married. She was a faithful member of the A. M. Church from her youth, always taking an active interest in the church and Sunday school, having been a S. S. teacher for many years. Practically all the young sisters in the church and many of their children have been her S. S. pupils.
Her place in the service was never vacant when health permitted her to be there. Her death was caused by dropsy from which she suffered about 8 months. She bore her sufferings very patiently and frequently said that she did not expect to get well but that she was ready to go at the Lord's call.
Lizzie had a host of friends who mourn her departure but not as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 conducted at the home by Joshua B. Zook and at the Church by Bro. John M. Hartzler, Bro. Isaac G. Hartzler, and Bro. Joshua B. Zook. Texts I Cor. 15:51 and Psa. 39 :4,5.
Interment in the cemetery near by.
J. B. Z.

Horst. - Rebecca Bomberger Horst, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Bomberger, died at her home at Pinola, Pa., Tuesday August 19, 1919.
She was born on Nov. 17, 1842, and thus was 76 y. 9 m. and 2 d. of age.
She was the widow of the late Isaac Horst and is survived by one daughter, Sadie B. Horst, of Pinola, two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Lehman of Chambersburg, and Miss Susan Bomberger of Pinola, and the following step children: Mrs. Levi Lehman, Solomon, Michael, Lydia, William all of Franklin Co., Pa., and Mrs. George Wenger of Kinzer, Pa.
She was suffering from a lingering illness and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus.
She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years, and her loss will be distinctly felt in the church of her choice as well as in the Community.
Funeral services at the Row church conducted by the brethren J. S. Burkholder and C. V. Martin.
"Why thus weep for those who die?
Precious ones who weep no more;
Jesus called them to the sky;
They have gladly gone before."
By a grandson.

Transcribed by: Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 24 - September 11, 1919 - page 455

Risser. - Katie, wife of Isaac Risser died at her late home near Lawn, Pa., Aug. 24, 1919, of a lingering sickness and suffering. Funeral was held Aug. 27 at Risser's meeting house where interment was made. She leaves a loving husband and one son and one daughter to mourn her departure. Sister Risser was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Text - Phil. 1 :21-24.
J. W. W.

Cressman. - Pearl, daughter of Bro. Isaiah and Sister Magdalena Cressman, was born May 24, 1910; died Aug. 23, after a few days illness from blood poison which was brought on by a seemingly little scratch. Her age was 9 yrs and 3 months less one day. She leaves parents, 7 sisters, and 4 brothers. Funeral services on Aug. 26 by the brethren S. S. Bowman at the house and at the First Mennonite Church Kitchener, Ont., by Jonas Snider and U. K. Weber.

Erb. - Alice H. Erb died Aug 26, 1919, aged 21 y. 12 d. Alice accepted Christ during her sickness and seemed fully resigned to God's will. Her sickness was of only about two weeks duration. This is certainly again a loud call to the young people especially, to prepare to meet their God. She leaves a loving father (Abraham) and six brothers and four sisters to mourn her early departure. Her mother peacefully fell asleep in Jesus about two years ago. The funeral as held at East Petersburg, Pa., Aug. 29 where interment was made. A very large concourse of people assembled to pay their last tributes of respect to her mortal remains. Text Eccl. 12:1
J. W. W.

Spriggle. - Harvey Lee, son of W. E. and Annie (Snyder) Spriggle, was born Dec. 4, 1917, died Aug, 27, 1919; aged 1 y. 8 m. 23 d. He took sick with cholera infantum Aug. 19. It was the Lord's will that he should shine among the angels and wait for the glorious morn. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, a grandfather, 2 grandmothers, and numerous cousins. Funeral services were held from his parents home, Aug. 30, by Bro. Wm. W. Graybill assisted by J. F. Bressler. Text, Mark 10:13-16. Laid to rest in the cemetery close to Cross Road M. H. North of Richfield, Pa., where the family worships.

"0h! how we loved him,
But God loved him more;
Friends, let us try to meet him
On that beautiful shore."

Lindeman. - John S. Lindeman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 6, 1830; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. J. C. Habecker, with whom he resided) Aug 14, 1919, in his 90th year. He was physically infirm for many years altho his mental faculties and senses were well preserved. His kind disposition and exemplary Christian life were esteemed by all who knew him. He was married to Elizabeth N. Herr who died 35 years ago. He is survived by one daughter Mrs. J. C. Habecker, and one grandson Ira L Newcomer, son of his deceased daughter Fanny H. He retired from farming 22 years ago. Altho rheumatic, he was able to be "about" for about half a day, until he took his bed 10 days previous to his death. He was conscious until the last 20 hours of his life. The funeral services Aug. 17 at the residence of Pre. J. C. Habecker and at 10 A. M at Habeckers Mennonite Church of which he was a member for many years. The services were conducted by the home ministers, John K. Charles and Christian K. Lehman. Text, I Thes. 4:13-18. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

We miss him, that vacant chair, his face, his calls
For crutch, or cup, for lifting hand or hour struck
We loved him, he lived in hope, and died in faith,
He is gone, with saints, all saved by grace.

Swartzendruber. - Mary Zimmerman was born in Livingston Co., Ill., June 3, 1877, died at the San Antonio Hospital, Upland, Calif., Aug. 14, 1919. Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until the end. On Dec. 13, 1896, she was united in marriage to B. P. Swartzendruber. To this union was born one child. Besides her husband and daughter she leaves a father, step-mother, five sisters, and one brother to mourn her departure. In 1906 the family came to California because of her health. She soon improved, but a few years ago she began to suffer again. It was finally decided to have an operation. Three days before her death, she was taken to the hospital and an operation for gall stones was performed. She grew weaker in body but amid all the pain and suffering, she bore it all patiently. Instead of complaining she praised her Maker. On the evening before her departure she admonished her loved ones to stand true to the Lord, bade them goodbye, and said it would not be long until they too would came to be with her. She was so happy for she realized, as she mentioned several times, that Jesus was going to take her home to be with Him. She sang part of the hymn: "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus." Hearts were touched at this scene. Even the nurses who did not experience the love of Jesus in their own hearts said, "It is better that one like her should go rather than one who is not prepared." Funeral services were conducted on Aug. 19 by C. C. Burkholder. Text, Matt. 25:21. The remains were laid to rest in Bellevue Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 25 - September 18, 1919 - pages 465,472

Horst. - Christian S. Horst was born near Farmersville, Lanc. Co., Pa., Dec. 7, 1895; died July 23, 1919, at the Lancaster Hospital of Bright's disease, aged 23 y. 7 m. 16 d. He leaves father, mother, and an only brother Noah, who keenly feel their loss; but we mourn not as those that have no hope. He joined the Mennonite Church at Paradise when quite young and held out faithful until death. Services at the house and the Paradise Mennonite Church by Jacob H. Mellinger of Ronks, Pa. Text, James 4:14-17. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Brother, thou hast left us lonely,
Here our loss we deeply feel.
But it's God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Erisman. - George W., son of Philip and Elizabeth Erisman, was born in Ohio Sept. 17, 1858; passed away July 27, 1919; aged 60 y. 10 m. 10 d. His parents moved to Pennsylvania when he was quite young and he lived in Lancaster Co., where in 1887 he was united in marriage to Louise Golden. To this union were born three children all of whom survive. In 1912 he moved with his family to Los Angeles, Calif., where he resided until the Lord called him home. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and was interested especially with the work of the Los Angeles Mission which he attended as long as he was able. Funeral services conducted by Bro. Emanuel Stahly of Terra Bella, Calif. Text, II Cor. 5:1.

Weaver. - Lizzie Ann, wife of Jacob Weaver, deceased, was born Sept. 12, 1874; died Sept. 4, 1919, after an operation in a hospital at Philadelphia; age 44 y. 11 m. 22 d. She was a member of the Pike Mennonite Church near Martindale, Pa. Her deepest concern seemed to be the welfare of her children, realizing keenly her added responsibility after the death of her husband, quite frequently, shortly before her death, expressing her desire to remain with her children long enough that they might enter the one true path of life. Her husband and one son preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves 12 children, 1 sister, 2 brothers, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at her home near Dover, Del. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Sept. 7 her body was taken to Lancaster Co. for burial.

Huber. - Lesta Irene, daughter of Simeon and Minta Huber, was born Feb. 24, 1905, in Allen Co., Ohio; died Aug. 20, 1919; aged 14 y. 5 m. 26 d. Following an operation for appendicitis death came and released her pain which was of short duration. She united with the Mennonite Church at the early age of 12 and remained faithful to the end. At home she was quiet and obedient and was loved by those around her, and was ready always to please others in various ways, and make them happy. She leaves a loving father and mother, two brothers, and two sisters. One sister preceded her to the great beyond.

"A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."

Funeral services were conducted by G. H. Brunk and E. E. Zuercher. Test, Isa. 38:1. Interment in Salem Cemetery.

Brubaker. - Willis Abram Brubaker, twin son of Bro. Abram and Sister Mary Brubaker, was born Aug. 12, 1917; died Aug. 23, 1919; aged 2 y. 10 d. He was sick for several weeks. He leaves mother, father, two brothers, one sister. Brief funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Benjamin Weaver. All services at the home. Interment in the Weaverland Mennonite cemetery.

Brubaker. - John Edwin Brubaker, twin brother of Willis Abram Brubaker, was born Aug. 12, 1917; died Aug. 26, 1919; aged 2 y. 14 d. The twin boys took sick almost at one time. They were in the General Hospital for some time. Death was due to infantile trouble. The parents miss their dear departed ones very much. But we hope we will all soon meet them again.

"Silently, silently, they pass away,
Silently, silently, short is their stay,
From earth to heaven they've taken their flight,
Far from all sorrow and pain, and from night
To their Savior who is calling,
Calling, come home; calling, come home."

Hensler. - Ananias D. Hensler was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, September 9, 1849; died in Howard Co., Ind., Aug. 28, 1919; aged 69 y. 11 m. 19 d. When 8 years old he with his parents moved from Ohio to Howard Co. A few years later they moved onto a farm in Miami Co., Ind., where he grew to manhood. 0n April 14, 1872, he was united in marriage to Mary Mast. To this union one son was born. In 1872 he was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he remained steadfast until death, always ready to give counsel to those that asked him. His father, mother, and three sisters preceded him in death. He leaves wife and son, two brothers, one sister, 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, also one uncle and one aunt, and a large number of other relatives. The death of our brother brings sadness to a host of people who knew and loved him for his manly qualities, without a trace of selfishness, devoted to his friends and associates. Funeral on the 31st at the Mennonite Church. Services conducted by Niles M. Slabaugh of the home congregation, and I. R. Detweiler of Goshen, Ind. It is claimed that this was the largest attended funeral ever held at the Mennonite Church at this place.
G. W. N.

Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 26 - September 25, 1919 - pages 487, 488

Wenger. - Sallie R., wife of H. H. Wenger, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 26, 1855, her age being 63 y. 10 m. and 14 d. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for 37 years and leaves husband and seven children to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. The children are F. I., H. G., J. D., B. B., Mattie Hill, Jacob and Elizabeth. We do not mourn "as those who have no hope," for we hope to meet again where no farewell tears are shed. Funeral at Blooming Glen, Pa., by David Garber. Text, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." Rev. 14:13.
H. H. Wenger.

Thomas. - Stephen Thomas of Thomas Mills, Pa., was born May 23, 1853; died Sept. 12, 1919; aged 66 y. 3 m. 19 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for some thirty years. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, eight grandchildren, two brothers, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. S. G. Shelter from Psa. 89:48 assisted by Bros. L. A. Blough, E. J. Blough, and the writer at the Thomas Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Joseph Saylor.

Landis. - Harold D., son of Amos B. and the late Emma L. Landis, was born Jan. 12, 1896, in East Lampeter Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., died Nov. 1, 1918, in France, in his 23rd year. He leaves father, mother (now having gone before), 1 brother (Ira D.), 1 sister (Anna M. wife of Jacob H. Bowers). Memorial services were held Sunday, Aug. 24, at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, John Lefever conducting the service.

"Dearest brother, thou hast left us;
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us
He can all our sorrow heal."
By his sister.

Landis. - Emma L., wife of Amos B. Landis, was born Jan. 28, 1859; died Aug. 19, 1919, in her 60th year. Death was hastened by worry over death of her son, Harold D., who was killed in France Nov. 1, 1918. Her illness was due to complications. She leaves husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, 2 granddaughters, an aged mother, 1 sister, 1 step-sister. She was a member of Mennonite Church many years. Funeral service held on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 at her home near Landisville, Pa. Service at East Petersburg Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Peter Nissley and Frank Kreider. Her remains were laid to rest in burying grounds adjoining.

There are loved ones in the glory
Whose dear forms we often miss,
When we close this earthly story
Will we join them in their bliss?"
By her daughter.

Bricker. - Sister Fannie Bricker died at the home of her brothers, Pre. Henry and John A. Bricker, Franklin Co., Pa., Sept. 4, 1919, after an illness of more than two years. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was faithful until death; aged 76 y. 2 m. 18 d. Funeral on the 8th when a large number of friends and relatives met at the home to pay the last tribute of respect to the mortal remains. After Bro. H. Martin read Psa. 90, singing and prayer, the funeral procession went to the Strasburg Mennonite Meeting House nearby, where short services were conducted by the brethren, H. H. Witmer, J. S. Burkholder, and G. S. Keener. Texts, Luke 22:37 and Phil. 1:20. Interment in the burying ground Adjoining. She has attained rest after much suffering.

Stutzman. - Ed Stutzman was born July 12, 1885; died Sept. 12, 1919 ; aged 34 y. 2 m. After suffering nearly a year from the effects of influenza he passed quietly to his eternal home. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Erb Feb. 23, 1909. This union was blessed with 4 children. He leaves his wife, 3 sons, one daughter, father, mother, 5 brothers, 4 sisters and many friends and relatives. He accepted Christ in his youth and remained faithful until called home.

"There's a shadow in our home now,
There's a voice that's hushed and still;
There's a father's face that's missing,
And a place no one can fill.
How he longed to see his Jesus
And to clasp Him to his breast,
Farewell, father, how we miss thee,
But, we know God's ways are best."

Funeral services by Bros. Lehman of New York State and W. R. Eicher. Interment in cemetery adjoining East Fairview Church near Milford, Neb.

Landis.- Israel B., a retired farmer of East Lampeter township, died Friday Aug. 15 at 11:45 o'clock at his home at Hartman's station; aged seventy-six years. Death was due to complications after a lingering illness. His wife who was Miss Esther Buckwalter and the following children survive: Mrs. David Witmer of Witmer, Mrs. Christian Landis, Elmer B., Phares B., and Daniel B., all of Last Lampeter. These brothers and sister also survive: Aaron B., Rohrerstown, Amos B., Landisville, and Mrs. Elam Rohrer of Kansas. The funeral was held Monday morning Aug. 18 with services at 10 o'clock in Mellinger's Mennonite Church, David Landis and Sanford Landis in charge. Remains were laid to rest in cemetery adjoining church.

"All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast,
All is over, suffering ended,
Now dear uncle is at rest."
-- By a niece.

Coffman. - Elizabeth Heatwole Coffman, daughter of John G. and Elizabeth (Rhodes) Heatwole, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., July 31, 1845. At the early age of four weeks she lost her mother by death, but a tender-hearted colored woman cared for her through her infancy, lavishing upon her all the tender mother-love peculiar to that race. Sister Coffman always retained pleasant memories of this colored nurse's care. In her maidenhood years she was an eyewitness to the ravages of the civil war in the devastation of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley by the contending armies. On the eleventh of November 1869 she was united in marriage with Bro. John S. Coffman, oldest son of Bishop Samuel and Frances (Weaver) Coffman of Rockingham Co., Va.
The early years of their married life were spent upon a farm near Rushville, Va., although her husband continued for years to follow his then chosen calling of public school teacher, in addition to taking care of the farm. On the 18th of July, 1875, her husband was ordained to the ministry; both she and her husband having been members of the Mennonite church from their youth. On the 17th of June 1879, Bro. Coffman having been asked to assist in the editorial work on the Herald of Truth, they with their family, then consisting of six children, started for their western home in Elkhart, Ind. In later years, after they had moved on a farm just south of town on the Prairie Street Road, and her husband, by the urgent needs of the church, had been drawn into the evangelistic field of labor and was away from home a large part of his time, the care of the family, now of seven children, fell largely upon Sister Coffman,s shoulders, a duty she performed as only a prudent, devoted, and faithful Christian wife and mother can. On the 22nd of July, 1899, her beloved husband was called from her side by death. The happy family tie of almost 30 years was broken, and the loss was heavy to bear, but she bore the weight of her widowhood's sorrows with the quiet courage, and fortitude and the unflinching Christian faith which characterized all her life. She spent the latter years of her life at the family residence, in Elkhart, No., 132 Garfield Ave., with her daughter Barbara. Her health began to fail in January of the present year, and notwithstanding all that willing hands and loving hearts could do, her life gradually ebbed until she quietly fell asleep in Jesus shortly after 2 A. M. on Friday the 5th of September, at the age of 74 y. 1 m. and 5 d. She leaves to mourn her loss all her seven children, William P. of Burbank, California, Bishop Samuel F. of Vineland, Ont., Jacob M. of Elkhart, Dr. Ansel V. of Evanston, Ill.; Fannie E. (Mrs. J. C. Landis) of Elkhart; Daniel J., and Barbara (Mrs. J. B. Bontrager). Besides these she leaves eleven grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. In Sister Coffman's home she was a model wife and mother; in the church she was a devoted, faithful member; in the community in which she lived she was universally loved and respected. We mourn over the loss of a loving mother; we shall sadly miss her in our church and neighborhood; but we are comforted with the assurance that she has gone into the place prepared for all who love the Lord, and that we shall meet her there, if we too will walk in the Master's footsteps as mother Coffman did. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church on Sunday afternoon by John F. Funk and J. S. Hartzler from Rev. 14:13. The funeral services were largely attended.

Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana

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