Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1925

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 23 - September 3, 1925 - page 463

Horst.- Matthew M., infant son of Harvey and Kathryn Horst of Lancaster, Pa., was born and died August 15, 1925. Baby was with us only a few short hours until God took him again, to be with another baby brother (Amos) in heaven who died 8 years ago. He leaves father, mother, James, Anna, Clarence and Earl. Burial at Elizabethtown, Pa.

Shirk.- Howard Porter, son of Joseph and Rebecca Shirk, was born near Shannon, Ill., Jan. 7, 1873; died suddenly of heart failure in his home near Pratt, Kans., Feb. 28, 1925; aged 52 y. 1 m. 13 d. He was united in marriage to Minnie Bergner. To this union were born two children. He was a member of the M. E. Church. He is survived by his wife and two daughters (Florence and Mrs. Mable Fowler). He was a kind and loving father, and a helpful neighbor, often leaving his own work to help others in need.

Yoder.- Harold Dean, son of Walter and Matilda Yoder, Washington, Ill., died Aug. 19, 1925; aged 11 m. 3 d. Death came suddenly, the result of an acute intestinal infection. He was a very cheerful, happy little boy whom we dearly loved. His life has given its short message and he has passed on to that better land awaiting our coming. May our hearts and minds be led upward because of his life. One sister (Ruth Evelyn) preceded him. He leaves father, mother, two sisters, his grandparents, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Union Church, Aug. 22, by Bros. Andrew Schrock and C. Z. Yoder. Text, Luke 16:18.0

Yoder.- Lydia Custer Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 13, 1853; died Aug. 17, 1925; aged 72 y. 7 m. 4 d. She was united in marriage to Jonathan Yoder Feb. 23, 1872. She is survived by her husband, one brother, Joseph Custer, and the following children: Mrs. Annie L. Rager, Herman Yoder, John Yoder, Mrs. Josiah Weaver, Mrs. David Shetler, Harry Yoder, Mrs. William Saylor, and Jacob and Ammon Yoder. One son, Joseph, and two daughters, Carrie E., and Mary A., preceeded their mother to the grave. She is also survived by 38 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Sister Yoder was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 50 years and died fully resigned to the Master's will. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough Church on Aug. 20, by Bros. L. A. Blough and E. J. Blough. Burial in the cemetery near the church.

Weber.- Hannah Weber, (nee Shantz) wife of Joseph S. Weber, died at her home near Waterloo, Ont., Aug. 16, 1925, at the age of 58 y. 11 m. 16 d. Death was due to Bulbar Paralysis with which she was afflicted for a year or more. It affected her neck and throat to the extent that she could not speak, eat nor drink the last while. She made her wants known by writing. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, living a devoted, consistent life, and bore her suffering very patiently, looking forward to the time when she would be relieved from all distress, where sorrow and pain will not be known. She often expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ which was for her far better. Funeral services were held on Aug. 19, at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by the brethren, Oscar Burkholder, Jonas Snider, and Noah Hunsberger. She leaves to mourn her departure, a beloved husband, twelve children, two sisters, five brothers, and twenty-three grandchildren. May God bless and sustain them in their bereavement.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 24 - September 10, 1925 - page 495

Gibson.- Rebecca Ellen, little daughter of Bro. and Sister Charles Gibson, fell asleep in Jesus on Aug. 2, 1925, at their home near Fishersville, Augusta Co., Va. Measles followed by pneumonia ended the little life. She was 10 months old. Parents, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers are left to mourn their loss. The funeral was held from the Springdale Church on Aug. 3. Services conducted by the brethren E. F. Heatwole and J. R. Driver.
"Our little darling sleeps,
In a cold and narrow cell,
Oh, why should we weep,
When He doeth all things well."

Swartzentruber.- Sara Swartzentruber was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 6, 1843; died at her home in Cambridge, Pa., April 15, 1925; aged 81 y. 5 m. 9 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and remained faithful unto death. There remain one sister (Rachael Renno), and 15 nephews and nieces, three sisters and two brothers preceding her in death. She was of a kind and loving nature, ever ready to help in time of need. She was never married. Funeral services April 18, conducted by John S. Mast at the home and at Millwood Church by A. B. Stoltzfus and J. S. Mast. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
By a niece.

Bryant.- On Aug. 23, 1925, Bro. Geo. W. Bryant departed this life at his home near Waynesboro, Va., after being in feeble health for some time from the infirmities of old age. His age was 89 y. 3 m. 21 d. He leaves his companion, 2 sons, 2 daughters, and a number of grandchildren. He was fully resigned to the Lord's will, and ready to receive the call when it came. He and his companion united with the Mennonite Church some years ago. He was not able to get out often, but enjoyed visits from brethren, and was much interested in spiritual things. His body was laid away in the Springdale burying ground. Services by the brethren, J. R. Driver, Wm. Jennings, and A. P. Heatwole. Text, II Kin. 21:1.

Stern.- Samuel G. Stern was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 6, 1882; died from the effects of blood poison Aug. 15, 1925; aged 43 y. 4 m. 9 d. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, 2 daughters, 1 sister, and his mother. A daughter preceded him to the spirit world nearly six years ago. He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor, a consistent member of Risser Mennonite congregation for 19 years, a worker in the Sunday school. He will be missed in the home, Church, Sunday school and neighborhood. Funeral was held Aug. 15 from his late home with further services at Risser's Church conducted by Bros. Samuel L. Oberholtzer and Noah W. Risser. Texts, S. S. 6:1,2 and Psa. 116:15. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Troyer.- Cora Alice, daughter of Michael and Christina Troyer, was born near Garden City, Mo., July 15, 1884; died Aug. 4, 1925; aged 41 y. 20 d. She lived most of her life at the present home. She was very patient through the time of her dreadful suffering from a cancerous tumor. She united with the Mennonite Church at an early age and was a faithful member until the end. In her last weeks of suffering she often called for the Lord to take her home. Her father, mother, three sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. She leaves five sisters, one sister-in-law, one aunt, two uncles, a number of nephews and nieces, and other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Services at the Sycamore Grove Church by I. G. Hartzler (Text, II Cor. 6:1-6), and L. J. Miller (Text, Isa. 60:20). Interment in Clear Fork Cemetery.

Swartzentruber.- Anna (Diener) Swartzentruber was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 2, 1854; died at the home of her daughter, Lena Hertzler, Elverson, Pa., June 29, 1925. She accepted Christ as her Savior early in life, in which faith she died, being sick 8 weeks of a complication of diseases. The remaining family are: Lena, wife of John M. Hertzler; Sadie, wife of William L. Stoltzfus, John and Ephraim. Her husband and 5 children preceded her in death. Her husband died June 15, 1892, she being a widow 33 years, 14 days. Funeral service July 3, conducted by John S. Mast at the home and at Millwood Church by John S. Mast and John A. Kennel. The remains were laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day;
But we hope some day to meet thee
Where all tears are wiped away."
By a daughter.

Kaufman.- Peter Kaufman was born Oct. 15, 1854, in Tazewell Co., Ill.; died Aug. 28, 1925, through the result of an automobile accident. He had been visiting his sons, Samuel and Joseph, of Havelock and was enroute home. One mile east of Pomeroy, at a junction of two gravel roads, it seems that meeting cars on the corner confused Bro. Kaufman and in trying to avoid a collision the car lurched into the ditch, turning completely over, pinning him underneath it. Parties in cars following released him, but he lived only a few minutes. He was married to Mary Eigsti Oct. 10, 1882. To this union were born eight children: Joseph W., Samuel E., William R., Mrs. Oscar G. Calmer, Mrs. R. Frank Mishler, and Mrs. Alvin Good. Two infant daughters preceded him to the glory world. He is survived by his wife, six children, twenty-four grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Fannie Kammerer), one half-sister (Mrs. Charles Stormer), and many relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, and was an active and faithful member till death. Funeral services were held at the Manson, Iowa, Church, Aug. 31, with Bro. J. S. Shoemaker in charge. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Lapp.- Susan L. (Swartz) Lapp, wife of Deacon Henry B. Lapp, of the Line Lexington congregation, Bucks Co., Pa., was born Feb. 11, 1856; died Aug. 25, 1925; aged 69 y. 6 m. 14 d. About three and one-half years ago, she suffered a stroke of paralysis, through which she lost nearly all of her speech, and also the use of her limbs, being unable to walk, without someone assisting her. Although being unable to do anything whatever, she was very patient with it all. She suffered very little pain until the last five weeks. Having a desire to depart, she fell asleep on the morning of Aug. 25. Her companion, two sons, four daughters, twelve grandchildren, two brothers, and one half-brother, survive her. Brief services at the house Aug. 29, by Bro. A. N. Freed, followed at the Line Lexington Church, of which she was a member for many years, by Bros. Joe Ruth and Arthur Ruth. Text, Jno. 16:16, which she had selected a few years ago. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Oh can it be, that she now is gone,
Up to her long, eternal home;
Yet still 'tis joy, to think of her there,
But oh, how sad, to see her vacant chair!"
By a daughter.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 25 - September 17, 1925 - page 511

Folk.- Jonas J. Folk was born at Springs, Pa. Funeral was held Aug. 21, 1925, at the Casselman, Md., Church, conducted by Brethren G. D. and M. B. Miller. The funeral text was I Pet. 1:3-5. His age was 87 y. 7 m. 12 d. His wife, Susan Schultz, died 18 years ago. To this union were born 13 children. Eight grandchildren and some 40 great-grandchildren survive.

Lehman.- Benjamin Lehman, who lived with his sister, Mrs. Daniel Hunsberger, five miles northwest of Wakarusa, Ind., was born Feb. 6, 1846, in Mahoning Co., Ohio; died Aug. 31, 1925; aged 79 y. 6 m. 25 d. His death was due to hemorrhages. Surviving him are three sisters and two brothers. (Mrs. Daniel Hunsberger, Mrs. Leah Warner*, Mrs. Henry Zeigler, David Lehman, and a twin brother, Joseph Lehman).
*[Note: Should be Leah Wanner - see her obituary in Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 42 - January 15, 1931, page 895, 896 - tlm]

Keener.- James B., infant son of Benjamin L., and Frances B. Keener, was born and died Aug. 24, 1925. He leaves father, mother, 5 brothers and 1 sister. His little body was laid to rest in the Elizabethtown, Pa., Mennonite Cemetery. Short services were held at the grave by Bro. Samuel Fry. Dear little James, how we longed to have you stay; but God needed one more angel child; so we submissively bow and say, "Thy will be done."

Gibson.- Rebecca Ellen, little daughter of Charles L., and Mattie M. Gibson, Fishersville, Va., died Aug. 2, 1925; aged 10 m. 15 d. Two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers. Her entire life was full of suffering. Oh, how we tried to soothe and relieve her, but in vain. When we saw the end so near, we could only ask God to do His holy will. The immediate cause of her death was measles, followed by bronchial pneumonia. Funeral services were held at Springdale Church, Aug. 3, by the brethren. Joseph R. Driver and Etter F. Heatwole. Text, Mark 10:14. She went to join God and his holy band of angels on a bright Sabbath morning. By her mother.

Kurtz.- Susan Kurtz (nee Sauder) was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, July 15, 1852; peacefully fell asleep Aug. 24, 1925, aged 73 y. 1 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to David Kurtz Jan. 14, 1872. To this union were born nine children: John, Jacob, David, Sarah, Simon, Amelia, Della, Lydia, and Nancy, who preceded her mother in death. She leaves to mourn her departure her kind, loving husband and children, 34 grandchildren, one also preceding her in death, and one great-grandchild. Three half-brothers, Adam Sauder of Olmstead, O.; David Sauder, of Canton, O,; Daniel Sauder, of Smithville, O., and 1 half-sister, Mrs. Theo. Pontius, of Smithville, O., with a large circle of near relatives and friends, also survive her. Early in life she confessed and accepted Christ as her Savior, and remained a true and devoted sister in the Oak Grove A. M. congregation until she was called to her eternal reward. She was patient in her affliction, and fully resigned to the will of God. She lived a quiet and exemplary Christian life. Her influence will remain with us even though she has gone to her eternal rest. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." Services were conducted by the brethren Jesse Smucker, J. S. Gerig, and J. S. Mast. Texts, Rev. 14:13; Jas. 5:11.
"O dearest mother, we miss the voice,
No more we see thy face;
For thou hast found a home above,
Before the throne of grace."

Yoder.- Rebecca H., daughter of Daniel C. and Nancy Hartzler Yoder, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, June 27, 1873. Unexpectedly and peacefully she passed out of this life in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 1925, into the fuller life beyond. She had attained the age of 52 years, 1 month, and 26 days. She was a devoted and faithful member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. She loved God, His Church, and the cause of righteousness, and found her richest enjoyment in the activities of the Church, the Sunday school, and the missionary work, in which she always did her part when health permitted. We believe she has been transferred from service and fellowship here to a more perfect fellowship with her Lord, yonder. Those of the family who survive her departure are her mother, three brothers"David B., Dan H., and Lee H."and one sister, Fannie H. Whitmer, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30, in the South Union Church, conducted by Brethren A. I. Yoder and S. E. Allgyer. Burial in the Yoder graveyard, on the Ludlow Road, near Five Points.
"I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise,
Assured alone that life and death His mercy underlies.
I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air,
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond his love and care.
And so beside the silent sea
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm from Him can come to me,
On ocean or on shore."

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 26 - September 24, 1925 - page 526, 527

Evers.- Ruth Mary, infant daughter of Ira and Leah Evers of Sheridan, Oreg., died Aug. 23, 1925; aged 5 m. 7 d. She has gone to be with her baby brother (Ralph) who preceded her a little over a year ago. May God comfort the parents. Funeral services were conducted by D. F. Shenk and J. D. Mishler. Text, Matt. 6:28; Job 14. Interment in Hopewell Cemetery.

Burbridge.- Wm. Emmett, son of Mr. and Sister Emmett Burbridge, Peoria, Ill., died Sept. 6, 1925; aged 2 m. 28 d. His survivors are his parents, one brother and five sisters. This little one was taken out of the family on the morning of the day on which his mother was to be received into the visible Church. She was received the following Sunday. Funeral was held Sept. 8, from the parents' home on Washington St., Peoria. Services conducted by Bro. Lloy A. Kniss. Text, Job 1:21, latter part of the verse.

Huber.- Bro. Henry Huber was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 19, 1863; died about an hour and a half after returning home from church service, Sunday, Aug. 2, 1925. He was subject to heart attacks for some time, but the end was very sudden. He leaves his widow and three daughters, also seven grandchildren. He was a member of the Byerland, Pa., Mennonite Church. He was aged 61 y. 7 m. 13 d. Funeral services at the Byerland Mennonite Church by Bros. Aaron Harnish and Maris Hess. Texts, Luke 22:37; Jas 4:14.

Horst.- Bro. John D. Horst died Aug. 15, 1925, at his home near Pinola, Pa., after being ill for five months from heart trouble and dropsy; aged 61 y. 5 m. 28 d. The survivors are his wife and four children (Mrs. Frank Shoop, Mrs. Silas Diller, John W. Horst and Lillian). He was fully resigned to the Lord's will and was ready to receive the call when it came. He was laid to rest in the Rowe Cemetery. Service was conducted at the house by Bro. John Burkholder and at the Rowe Church by Bros. Denton Martin and John W. Weaver. Text, John 17:4.
By the family.

Zehr.- Francis Irvin, youngest son of Ray and Silda Zehr, died Sept. 3, 1925; aged 2 y. 9 m. 15 d. Death was due to intestinal influenza and convulsions. He was called suddenly, being sick only a day and a night. He leaves father, mother, two brothers (Leland and Wayne), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, Manson, Iowa, conducted by Nicholas Stoltzfus and J. C. Eigsti on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 6. "A precious one from us is taken, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filed."

Book.- Lois Ferne, daughter of Bro. and Sister O. D. Book, died Sept. 3, 1925; aged 2 y. 6 m. 6 d. She leaves her grief-stricken parents, three brothers, two sisters, and more distant relatives. Her stay on earth was brief, but we believe that to-day her voice is heard among the angelic host of heaven, "for they are without fault before the throne of God." We humbly bow to the will of Him in whom we trust, looking for that brighter day when we shall meet in heaven. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 6 at the home by M. B. Leach and at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church by A. C. Good. A large number of people gathered and the little body was laid away in the cemetery nearby. Text, Mark 7:37: "He hath done all things well."

Byers.- John Johnson Byers was born near Sterling, Ill., April 27, 1871; died Aug. 13, 1925; aged 54 y. 3 m. 17 d. He took sick with nervous prostration, was taken to the hospital and in less than two weeks he passed away and was brought home a corpse. He leaves his widow and five children as follows: Victor S., Willard J., Willis A., Gladys, and Paul B.; also his mother and stepfather of Sterling, Ill., and one brother, N. E. Byers. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 21 and remained faithful until death. He moved with his family from Sterling, Ill., to Duchess, Alta., about seven years ago. Funeral services were held in the Duchess Mennonite Church, by Bros. N. B. Stauffer and H. B. Ramer. Burial in the Duchess Cemetery. H. B. R.

Ramer.- Jacob S. Ramer was born Aug. 17, 1846, in Snyder Co., Pa., where he lived the greater part of his life. He was married to Elizabeth S. Brubaker, who preceded him to the spirit world about 15 years ago, after which he made his home with his oldest son. When his son moved to Alberta in 1915 he came with him and died in his home Aug. 6, 1925; aged 78 y. 11 m. 19 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his younger years, was ordained in the ministry at the age of 45, and acted in that capacity as health permitted. He leaves 4 sons (S. B., H. B., J. B. and A. B.), and 19 grandchildren; also 1 sister (Mrs. A. Kurtz). Funeral services were conducted in the Duchess Mennonite Church by Bros. N. B. Stauffer and J. H. Martin of Shippensburg, Pa. (Who was visiting his son at the time.) Burial in the Duchess Cemetery. H. B. R.

Birkey.- Mildred Hannah, only daughter of Lewis and Bertha Birkey, Kouts, Ind., died Aug. 30, 1925; aged 3 y. 5 m. 27 d. She had a sever attack if appendicitis and was operated on in the hospital at Valparaiso at which place she died. All that human hands could do was done but to no avail. The good Lord thought best and took our little darling home the same evening. She was of a loving disposition and is sadly missed by us all. She leaves her parents, four brothers, two grandmothers and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home, and also at the Hopewell Church on Sept. 1. Services conducted by the brethren, Jacob D. and Jacob Z. Birkey. Text, Job 1:21, latter clause. "Beautiful hands of a little one see, Baby voice calling loved ones to thee; Rosy-cheeked darling, the light of our home, Tenderly beckoning, 'Come.'' By the family.

Wyse.- William Wyse was born near Wayland, Iowa, April 28, 1871; died in the same room in which he was born on Sept. 1, 1925; aged 54 y. 4 m. 3 d. When he was only 12, his father was called by death. This left him to support the mother and younger brothers and sisters. Six years later his mother died and from then on he assumed the entire responsibility of the home. Early in life he united with the Mennonite Church and was serving as trustee at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Anna Gerig on Feb. 20, 1896. To this union were born two sons and two daughters (John, Ivan, Lydia and Mayme). His health began to fail about two months ago. During this period of illness he never complained and always had a smile for every one who came to see him. He leaves his wife, four children, two brothers, two sisters, an uncle, and other relatives and friends. The funeral was held on Sept. 3, conducted at the Sugar Creek Church by the home ministers and Bro. D. H. Bender of Hesston, Kans. Interment in cemetery near the church. "Another home left fatherless, The voice we loved is silent. 'Tis God that has bereft us, And we know His way is best."

Root.- Sarah A. (Witmer) Root was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 29, 1847; died at the home of her daughter, Laura Todd, near Lititz, Pa., July 18, 1925; aged 77 y. 7 m. 19 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior when quite young and remained faithful to the end, having been a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, always took a great interest in the Sunday school, also taught a class for a long while. She will be remembered by her scholars as one that tried to show a good example. Her husband, (the late Abraham F. Root) died over 20 years ago. She is survived by 2 sisters, four children (Abram W., Jacob W., S. Emma Shenk, and Laura Todd), one step-son (Samuel N. Root), also seventeen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friend, to mourn the loss of one who was always willing and ready to help others. She was especially concerned about her grandchildren remembering and often speaking of each one to the last. May she always live in the hearts of those that mourn. Blessed is the thought that her suffering is ended and that some sweet day we shall meet again. Funeral services July 21, at East Petersburg Church, where services were held. Burial in cemetery adjoining. The Family.

Sutter.- Samuel Joseph Sutter was born Jan. 21, 1883 at Tiskwila, Ill.; died at his home in Wayland, Iowa, Aug. 28, 1925; aged 42 y. 7 m. 7 d. At the age of four he moved with his parents, John and Fannie Sutter, to Hartford, Kans. Fifteen years later they moved to Milford, Nebr., where he remained until his marriage, on Dec. 14, 1905 to Anna Albrecht of Flanagan, Ill. This union was blessed with one daughter, Aldine. The home was broken when his wife was called by death on Jan. 10, 1916. On June 20, 1918, he married Minnie Conrad (nee Gerig) of Wayland, Iowa. To this union were born one son and two daughters. About four weeks ago he took suddenly ill with influenza which seriously affected his heart. He bore this affliction with patience until Friday noon, Aug. 28, when death called him. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. He leaves his wife, four children (Aldine, 10, Estella, 6, Joseph, 4, and Ruth, 29 months old), his parents, two brothers and five sisters (Mrs. Manuel Hauder, Mrs. Julius Oesh, Mrs. Art Bachman, Mrs. Dan B. Nafziger, John, and Ed). Two sisters (Josephine and Mrs. John Nafziger) preceded him in death. He will be missed by his family and friends, but we humbly submit to God for He knoweth best. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church at 10:30 Monday morning, Aug. 31. Bro. Chauncey Hartzler of Tiskwila, Ill., conducted the services.

Dunn.- Mary Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., March 21, 1853; died near Goshen, Ind., Sept. 13, 1925; aged 72 y. 5 m. 22 d. On Aug. 20, 1885, she was united in marriage to James Dunn. To this union were born two daughters (Celia and Pearlie), who with the husband preceded her in death. Sister Dunn left last March for Eureka, Ill., to make her home at the Home for the Aged. But longing to be with her neighbors and friends, she returned to Goshen, Ind., Aug. 29, and while visiting her niece (Mrs. Charles Conklin), Sept. 6, she was stricken with paralysis which left her helpless and speechless. On Sept. 7, she was brought to the home of Bro. and Sister Henry Honderich, where she was cared for during her sickness and death. In her youth she accepted Christ and United with the Lutheran Church and in Feb. 1924, she united with the Mennonite Church, with the Clinton Brick congregation, and remained a faithful member until death. She leaves 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 half-sisters (Mrs. George Keeley and Mrs. William Seedle), also a number of nephews and nieces and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 15, at the Clinton Brick Church by Bros. John Garber and Amos Nusbaum. Texts, Rev. 14:13; Luke 12:40. Burial in the Clinton Brick Cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet, peaceful breast.
All is over, pains are ended.
Now Grandmother is at rest."
E. M.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington

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