METZLER. Elizabeth, wife of Bro. Amos Metzler, died April 7, 1930 after a lingering illness of a few months; aged 51 y. 5 m. 26 d. She is survived by 1 daughter and 1 grandchild. She was a member of the Hess Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa. Funeral services were held April 10 at the home and at Brunerville U. B. Church by Bros. John S. Hess and Wesley Martin. Text, Ezek. 24: 18.
HALDEMAN. Harvey Haldeman was born Aug. 30, 1878; died April 3, 1930; aged 51 y. 7 m. 3 d. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 7 at the home and at the Brickerville Lutheran Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., by Bro. John S. Hess. Text, John 2:4. "Not yet." When asked to accept Christ he answered, "Not yet."
KAUFFMAN. Adaline Kauffman was born May 25, 1850; died April 1, 1930; aged 79 y. 10 m. 6 d. She was a patient sufferer, and a member of the Hess Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa. She is survived by 1 daughter and 1 son. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, and at the Landisville Mennonite Church by Bros. John S. Hess and Joseph Boll. Text, II Tim. 4: 7, 8.
RICKERT. Maria W. Rickert (nee Alderfer), wife of Harry Rickert, died April 14, 1930; aged 30 y. 9 m. 20 d. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. "Therefore I do resign my house into the Lord's good keeping, I give my blessing unto all and bid them cease their weeping, God will protect the fatherless, the orphans do His love possess and will not be forsaken." An Aunt.
WECHTER. George M. Wechter was born Aug. 14, 1878; died April 4, 1930; aged 51 y. 7 m. 20 d. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, and 2 daughters. He was sick only two days. He was a member of the Hess Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Hammer Creek Church by Bro. John S. Hess. Text, Rev. 21: 16.
"There is no death; the stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore
And bright in heaven's jeweled crown
To shine forevermore."
STEIF. Adeline, wife of Bro. Samuel Steif, was born July 3, 1858; died April 7, 1930; aged 71 y. 9 m. 4 d. She was ill only about a week and so her death was a shock to her friends and relatives. She gave directions for her funeral service April 6, and quietly fell asleep April 7. She is survived by her husband, 4 daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Lititz, Pa., Mennonite Church April 11, conducted by Bros. Jacob Hershey and John S. Hess. Text, I John 5: 14. Burial in the Longenecker Cemetery.
REIGSECKER. Mildred Arlene, daughter of Lewis and Della Reigsecker, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 2, 1928; died April 7, 1930. She leaves her parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, grandparents, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church, conducted by S. D. Grieser, assisted by Eli Rupp in German. Text, Mark 10: 13-16. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
"Dearest Mildred, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
HANDRICH. Orford, son of Harvey and Ruby (Miller) Handrich, was born Jan. 18, 1927, near Fairview, Mich.; died April 2, 1930. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his parents, 1 brother, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and many friends. Orford took sick with pneumonia just the day before he died. We did not think he was serious, but he kept getting worse until he fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral services were held at the Fairview, Mich., Church by Bros. M. S. Steiner and M. Esch.
"There is no death; an angel form
Walks o'er the earth with silent tread;
He bears our best loved ones away,
And then we call them dead."
OBER. Morris Mark, son of Elmer M. and Minnie Johnson Ober, died at the home of his parents, Manheim, Pa., April 15, 1930; aged 11 m. 14 d. Death was due to convulsions. He leaves his parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother (Cora, Ruth, and Luke). Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Abram Risser and at Hernley's Mennonite Church by Bros. Isaac H. Brubaker and John Snavely. Text, Hos. 11: 1; II Sam. 12: 23. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Precious darling, thou hast left us,
Left us, yes, forevermore;
But we hope to meet our little Mark
On that bright and happy shore."
MARTIN. Margaret Martin, daughter of the late George and Lavina Werntz, was born Jan. 22, 1860; died March 8, 1930; aged 70 y. 1 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage, Nov. 16, 1880, to Reuben S. Martin, who with one daughter (Ella, wife of Allen Martin) and 6 grandchildren survives. Three sons preceded her in death. She was the last of her family. Her death was a shock to the community. Death was due to pneumonia from which she suffered only one week. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Amos Martin and at Weaverland, Pa. Church by Bros. Moses Horning and Frank Hurst. Text, Prov. 31: 31; Jno. 17: 4.
HOUPT. Alfred R. Houpt was born Oct. 3, 1851; died April 4, 1930; aged 78 y. 6 m. 1 d. He was received into the Mennonite Gospel Mission congregation, Altoona, Pa., Nov. 20, 1921. He enjoyed his Christian experience and passed into eternity with a smile on his face. On account of having more one to take care of him he became an inmate of the Samaritan Home, New Holland, Pa., where he died. Funeral services held at the Home April 5, in charge of Bishops Abram Martin and J. N. Durr. Text, 1 Cor. 15: 20. The body was returned to Altoona where services were held at the Church in charge of Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Jno. 11: 11. Burial in Carson Valley Cemetery.
SENSENIG. Benjamin B. Sensenig was born Feb. 17, 1855; died April 16, 1930, at the home of his son, William E. Sensenig, near Fivepointville, Pa., after a week's illness, of uremic poisoning; aged 75 y. 1 m. 29 d. He is survived by one son (William) with whom he resided), two step-children (Walter Weaver and Mrs. Isaac N. Martin), a sister (Mrs. Daniel Stauffer), a half-brother (Israel Weber) five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the New Holland Mennonite congregation. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the late home by Moses Gehman and at the Pike Mennonite Church by Noah N. Sauder and Isaac Geigley. Text, Job 14: 14. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
BURKHOLDER. Anna Burkholder was born July 29, 1843; died April 1, 1930; aged 86 y. 8 m. 3 d. She was sick for about eleven weeks. She was a faithful member of the Lititz Mennonite Church. She is survived by 2 daughters, 2 sons, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 6 at the home of a daughter and at the Lititz, Pa., Mennonite Church by Bro. John S. Hess. Text, Jno. 10: 28. Burial in Hess Cemetery.
"Softly, oh, softly, the years have swept by thee,
Touching thee lightly, with tenderest care,
Sorrows and death they have often brought nigh thee
Yet they have left thee but beauty to wear.
Growing old gracefully,
FREY. Mary Louise, daughter of Aaron D. and Anna Frey, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1928. After being sick about one day, died of pneumonia, April 11, 1930. She leaves a sorrowing father and mother, 4 brothers (Aurelius, Elias, Jesse and Dale), 7 sisters (Grace, Ivah, Bertha, Agnes, Violet, Ada, and Velma), 2 grandfathers and 1 grandmother, and a host of relatives and friends. God saw fit to take the youngest one of a family of 12 first.
"Dearest darling, thou hast left us.
And our loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God, who richly blest us
He too will our sorrows heal."
Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church Apr. 13, in charge of E. B. Frey assisted by S. D. Grieser. Text, Matt. 18: 2. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
HORST. James Albert Horst, son of Amos and Nora Horst, was born Aug. 1, 1926; died Feb. 22, 1930; aged 3 y. 6 m. 21 d. He was an invalid child and needed much attention, but his short life brought much sunshine to the home, as well as many other homes he came into. He sang many songs which are well remembered, but he is no doubt now rejoicing with the angels in heaven. He is greatly missed by his invalid brother, John Mark, his father and mother, relatives, and many friends. The funeral was held on Feb. 26, conducted by Bro. A. A. Landis at the home, and Bros. Noah Landis and John Sauder at the Ephrata Church. Texts, Matt. 18: 3; Mk. 10: 15, 16.
'Tis lonesome here without him,
And sad the weary way,
For life is not the same to us
Since James is called away. One of the Family
DAGEN. Cora G., daughter of Samuel L. and Maude E. Dagen, died April 10, 1930; aged 2 y. 5m. 18 d. She leaves father, mother, 3 sisters (Mary, Anna, and Ruth), grandparents, besides many other relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death. She took sick the latter part of January. On Feb. 22 she was taken to the Lancaster General Hospital, suffering with a serious blood disease and an enlarged spleen. She was given nine blood transfusions, furnished by her father. On Mar. 15, she was operated on and her spleen removed in an effort to relieve her suffering. For a time she seemed to recover but God saw best to take her home in the twilight of the evening of April 10. She peacefully passed away in the presence of her family. May we prepare to meet her and say, God's will be done. Funeral services were held at Byerland Mennonite Church by Bros. John Mosemann and Maris Hess. Text, Matt. 19: 14.
"However painful it may be
To know that she is gone,
The thought is sweet that we may see
Her in that heavenly home." The Family.
YODER. Saloma Y., daughter of David and Lydia Zook, was born in Mifflin County, Pa., May 21, 1885; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Blackburn, April 10, 1930, aged 71 y. 10 m. 19 d. On February 25, 1879, she was united in marriage to Solomon J. Yoder, who preceded her in death. To this union were born nine children (Mrs. Gus Slenker, Sherman Yoder, Mrs. George Blackburn, Ira J. Yoder, Mrs. Cleveland Rousch, John V. Yoder, Mrs. Argus Price, Isaac C. Yoder, and a son who died in infancy). She also leaves two sisters, (Mrs. C. H. Byler and Mrs. Malinda Plank) and a brother (D. D. Zook). She expressed herself many times as ready and anxious to go and meet her Savior, and as a result she made all the arrangements for her funeral.
"Mother's suffering here was great;
But God has called her home,
Where sorrow, sickness, pain and death,
Shall never more be known."
Funeral services were held at Union chapel Church, in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer. Burial in South Union Cemetery, north of West Liberty, Ohio.
KNOPP. Barbara, daughter of Bro. and Sister Peter Basinger, a former minister of the Mennonite churches in Mahoning and Columbiana counties, Ohio, was born near East Lewistown, Ohio, April 2, 1843; died April 11, 1930; aged 87 y. 9 d. For the last sixteen years she made her home with her daughter, Sister Emma Reihl, where she died. May 14, 1865, she was united in marriage with Jacob Knopp, who died 32 years ago. While yet young she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful till death. She was quiet, unassuming, hospitable, and faithful member, loved by all whose good fortune it was to meet her. To this union were born two sons (Noah and Alvin) and three daughters (Mrs. J. S. Reihl, Dora, and Sarah who preceded her in death about 17 years). Two brothers (Noah and John Basinger), one sister (Mrs. Chris. Boyer), 13 grandchildren, and many friends mourn her departure. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 14, at the home of Bro. and Sister Reihl and at the Midway Mennonite Church with brethren David Lehman and A. J. Steiner in charge. Text, Job 14: 14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
MILLER. Magdalene Miller, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Hershberger, was born Aug. 5, 1878 in Johnson Co., Ia.; died at her home near Mylo, N. D., Feb. 21, 1930; aged 51 y. 6 m. 16 d. She united with the A. M. Church in 1897 and remained a faithful member till the end. She was of a peaceful, quiet disposition, devoted to her family and church. She was married to Daniel J. Miller, April 13, 1913. She leaves her husband and 1 son William Henry). One infant son and an infant daughter preceded her in death. She leaves 1 brother and 4 sisters: William H., Lydia, Lucy Miller, Lizzie Rhodes, Barbara Swartzendruber. She took her bed May 11, 1928, and was helpless till her death. Her sickness was paralysis. She knew everything until ten hours before she passed away. She never murmured or complained, being ready to go when her Master called her. Funeral services were held at her late home by Abe Gingerich and Moses M. Yoder. Text, Rev. 21. Interment in the Amish Cemetery.
"Farewell, Mother, till we meet
In that happy home above,
There with thee to sing
In that land of joy and love."
KANAGY. Annie M., daughter of Joel and Sallie Plank Detweiler, was born Jan. 9, 1874; died of apoplexy April 18, 1930; aged 56 y. 3 m. 9 d. On December 15, 1897, she was united in marriage to George W. Kanagy. To them were born five children, whose names are: Willis, Sadie, Forrest, Nelson and Earl. Her husband and two grandchildren also survive her. She was born near the home from which her spirit took its flight so unexpectedly a few days ago. Early in life she gave her heart to Christ and became a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful to the end of life. She made for herself a large place in the hearts of her fellow-Christians, her neighbors and her family. This world can never be quite the same again to the warm friends whom Annie leaves behind. However, we do not wish to call her from her rest, but in bidding her farewell would say:
"Rest on, dear mother, thy labors are o'er,
Those loving hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we find."
Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Church, in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by N. E. Troyer and J. P. Bontrager. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
SUTTER. Fanny Steckley Sutter was born at Zurich, Ont., June 8, 1859; died suddenly at Milford, Neb., April 1, 1930; aged 70 y. 9 m. 23 d. In early life she gave her heart to the Lord and united with the Amish Mennonite Church near Tiskilwa, Illinois. In early life she became attached to the home of brother and Sister Andrew Hauder, where she was cared for for a number of years. For this she faithfully repaid them tenderly caring for them, especially Bro. Hauder, in their declining years. March 21, 1881, she was united in marriage with John Sutter of Hopedale, Ill. They lived happily together for nearly fifty years. She was a cheerful giver in every way, a friend to old and young, ever looking on the bright side of life. For the first five years of their married life they lived at Tiskilwa, Ill., then spent 15 years at Hartford, Kans., then for 17 years at Beaver Crossing, Neb., and the past 12 years they lived in Milford, Neb. She leaves her husband, 7 children (Mrs. Lena Stutzman, Mrs. Emma Hauder, Mrs. Lydia Oesch, Mrs. Ida Bachman, Mrs. Eva Nafziger, Edward and John), 5 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Kauffman, Mrs. Joe Whitaker, Mrs. Sam Swartzendruber, Mrs. Eli Kauffman, and Mrs. John Whitaker), 3 brothers (Joe, Christ, and David Steckley), 29 grandchildren, one foster grandson, and a host of friends.
STOTZFUS. Katie B., widow of Simeon K. Stoltzfus, was born near Lewisburg, Pa., Jan. 6, 1867; died near Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1930; aged 63 y. 2 m. 21 d. She was a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Hertzler) Glick. On March 27, she with her son Chester A., and daughter Gertrude moved a distance of about a mile and a half. At about 3:30 p.m. she suddenly sank to the floor with a heart attack, and death was supposed to have been instantaneous. She had been suffering from heart trouble for several years, but her sudden death came unexpectedly and was a great shock. Funeral services were held from the home by John M. Stoltzfus and John S. Mast and at the Millwood church by John S. Mast and Amos B. Stolzfus. Interment in Millwood Cemetery. She leaves the following children: Chester A., Gertrude, Urie G., and Simeon. She also leaves 2 grandsons, 2 brothers (David H. and B. F. Glick) and 1 sister (Mrs. David S. Peachey), besides many more distant relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She was preceded in death by her husband a little less than a year ago, also by 2 sons, 2 grandchildren, her parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. She was a member of the A. M. Church from youth.
"We may not know, less understand
What may befall a moment hence,
Why death's stern, mystic, chilly hand
Demands eternal recompense."
COFFMAN. Jacob B. Coffman, affectionately known throughout a large family connection as "Uncle Jake," and next younger brother to the late Pre. John S. Coffman and second son of Bishop Samuel and Frances Coffman of near Rushville, Va.; died Feb. 23, 1930, of neuralgia of the heart at the age of 79 y. 6 m. 2 d. Some years after his marriage to Sallie Showalter on Oct. 11, 1875, he became an active member of the Church of the Brethren, serving on the official staff as deacon and member of its General Mission Board, and frequently joined with members of his family connections and the young people of his church in singing the songs and hymns of childhood friends and home. Up to the closing years of his life he was one of the active promoters of the Old People's Song Service held jointly by people of his own church and the Mennonites in their churches at various points in the Shenandoah Valley, and in the call for him to join the choir above, his absence from our annual song services in future years will be sadly missed. He leaves two surviving brothers and two sisters (Pre. Jos. W. Coffman, Dea. D. H. Coffman, Annie M. Swartz, and Sarah C. Heatwole), his widow, two sons (Pre. E. F. Coffman and Frank Coffman), a large circle of nephews and nieces, and many other relatives and lifetime friends who are left behind. The funeral service held at the Bank Mennonite Church was largely attended. Services were in charge of Pre. J. S. Martin of the Mennonite Church and J. W. Hess of the Church of the Brethren. Psa. 17: 15.
STEINER. Barbara Steiner, daughter of John and Barbara Schumacher, was born Jan. 16, 1843 in Allen Co., Ohio; died March 30, 1930, near Fairview, Mich.; aged 87 y. 2 m. 14 d. On Feb. 19, 1863, she was united in marriage to Ulrich Steiner. To this union nine children were born. She leaves the following children: Sarah Ann Miller, Urias, Samuel, Menno, John C., Moses S., Caroline Entwhistle, and David W. Aaron preceded her in death 44 years ago. She also leaves 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (J. J. Schumacher), 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Aulthaus, Mrs. Regina Brilhart, and Mrs. Sarah Zwieacher), besides many other relatives and friends. After their marriage they lived in Wayne Co., Ohio, for eight years, after which they moved to Whiteside Co., Ill., where they lived until the spring of 1908, when they moved to Fairview, Mich. Her husband preceded her in death eight years ago. For the past five years she was quite disabled, her limbs being practically useless. In early life she united with the Church of God. She manifested patience, meekness, and submissiveness in bearing her intense suffering and pain. She left a strong evidence of having entered into the eternal joy and happiness prepared for those who love God. While we mourn her departure, yet we rejoice to know that the pains and sorrows of this life have ceased. Funeral services were held at the Fairview church, in charge of Bro. E. A. Bontrager. Text, Rev. 14: 13. Interment in cemetery nearby.
"Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run;
God grant we may rest so calmly,
When our work like hers is done."
*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah
HOLLINGER. Mary Ann, daughter of the late John and Esther (Horst) Hollinger, was born Jan. 22, 1859; died April 10, 1930, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Rebecca Hauck, near Eden, Pa.; aged 71 y. 2 m. 18 d. She was sick about three weeks of bronchitis and heart trouble. She is survived by 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held April 14 at the home of her sister by Bro. Ira Landis and at the Landis Valley Church by Bros. Noah L. Landis and John W. Weaver. Text, Heb. 13: 14. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. A Niece.
PRUTZMAN. John Prutzman was born March 6, 1853, in Central Pennsylvania; died in the hospital at St. Joseph, Mo., March 11, 1930; aged 77 y. 5 d. He moved to Cedar Co., Mo., in 1878 and to Cass Co., in 1879. He worked in this community for a number of years, later moving to a farm near La Tour, Mo., where he and his sister lived until she died. After his health failed him he moved to Garden City, Mo. About the year 1883 he became a member of the Sycamore Grove congregation. He was never married. He is survived by 2 sisters (Emma Stair Wanamie and Mrs. L. S. Steiner) and several nephews. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church by Bros. I. G. Hartzaler and S. S. Hershberger. Text, Isa. 3: 10, 11. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
PLANK. David C. Plank was born at Wooster, Ohio, Nov. 26, 1840; died at Garden City, Mo., March 30, 1930; aged 89 y. 4 m. 4 d. In 1863 he was married to Leah King of Ligonier, Ind. One year later he moved to Illinois and in the fall of 1883 he came with his family to Cass Co., Mo. To this union were born 6 daughters and 7 sons. Three daughters died in 1919; also one son (George) died in 1917. He leaves 3 daughters, 6 sons, 39 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. In 1872 he united with the Church of the Brethren, remaining a consistent member until his death. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Church in charge of C. A. Lentz of Leeton, Mo. Interment in the Clearfork cemetery.
GERBER. Sarah Gerber was born near Harper, Kans., Oct. 19, 1886; died at her home in Harper, March 13, 1930; aged 43 y. 4 m. 24 d. At the age of 16 she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member at her death. In her life time she endured much physical suffering, which she bore patiently. She was preceded in death by her mother and an infant brother. She leaves her father, 2 brothers (Joe and Ed), 3 sisters (Amanda, Lena, and Lydia), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by S. A. Yoder and at the church by H. J. King. Text, Phil. 1: 21. Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
CUMMINGS. Henry Cummings of near Bremen, Ohio, was born April 27, 1850; died April 21, 1930; aged 79 y. 7 m. 24 d. He was of a family of 15 children, all of whom have departed this life except one brother (J. D.). He was united in marriage to Rebecca Funk, March 25, 1886. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter (Roy, Elizabeth, and Clarence). Roy and Elizabeth preceded father in death, leaving mother and Clarence to mourn the loss of father, but not as those who have no hope. He united with the Mennonite Church some thirty years ago and remained faithful till death. Funeral services were held at the Turkey Run Church, conducted by J. A. Good. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll understand."
MILLER. Jacob A., son of Jacob and Anna
(Schoenbeck) Miller, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June
9, 1847; died at Elkhart, Ind., April 10, 1930; aged 82 y. 10
m. 1 d. With his parents he moved to Washington Co., Ia., when
he was nine years old. He grew to manhood and united with the
A. M. Church in the region of his boyhood home and remained in
the faith till the close of his life. He was married to Lydia
A. Detweiler of near Allensville, Pa., Feb. 1, 1877. To this union
were born ten children. He leaves his widow and nine children:
Mrs. Henry Swartzendruber, Julius, Elias, Abner, Jesse, Alpheus,
Louis, and Mrs. W. E. Moyer. He also leaves 32 grandchildren,
1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. He spent much time
in reading God's Word the last ten years of his life, which was
a consolation to him. He expressed a willingness to
depart this life and be with the Savior. Funeral services were held April 12, conducted by Silas Yoder, Manasses Miller, and Samuel T. Eash. Texts, II Cor. 5; Job 14.
GINGERICH. Miriam (Yoder) Gingerich was born Jan. 4, 1876, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died at her home in Kalona, Iowa, April 10, 1930; aged 54 y. 3 m. 6 d. She was united in marriage near Arthur, Ill., to Joseph M. Gingerich on Dec. 10, 1899. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church when 17 years old, in which faith she remained until her death. Her death was caused by cancer, which trouble affected her for at least four years, which illness she very patiently bore, never complaining and she often expressed her thankfulness to God for His mercy towards her. She was indeed greatly blest of God in being spared the pain that often accompanies this, her last disease and illness. She leaves her husband, three sisters (Anna, wife of Henry Briskey; Sarah, wife of David Mast; and Lydia, wife of Jacob D. Beachey), two half-brothers (Jacob and Isaac Helmuth). One full brother (Samuel), and two half-brothers, (John and Daniel) preceded her in death. Besides the above, there are also left many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held April 13, conducted at the home by Noah S. Miller and at the East Union Church by A. C. Swartzendruber and Noah S. Miller in German, and Joe C. Brenneman in English. Burial in the cemetery nearby.
ZOOK. John D., son of Joel and Catharine Zook, was born at Belleville, Pa., Sept. 1, 1853; died of pneumonia, April 15, 1930; aged 76 y. 7 m. 14 d. He was the youngest of a family of nine children, and the last to depart this life. He grew to manhood in Mifflin Co. and worked for some years in his father's pottery there. At about nineteen years of age he went west, attending school at Smithville, O., and Keokuk, Ia. He then taught penmanship at various places. In the meantime his father died and he returned to Pennsylvania for some time to manage the pottery. Later he went west and took up farming at Topeka, Ind.; and though he gave up farming some years ago, he maintained an active outdoor life and worked as much as his years and strength permitted up till the time of his death. On Jan. 10, 1899, he was married to Mary M. Schantz of Smithville, O. Two children were born to this union (Mrs. A. W. Slagel and Lyman). Lyman also died of pneumonia only ten weeks ago, which was a great shock to his father, and since that time he has gradually failed in strength. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and throughout life he was an active worker, as S. S. teacher, superintendent, chorister, and trustee, and a liberal giver to all phases of Christian activity. He was always a great lover of children and young people and in the latter years of his life got much pleasure from his two grandsons. He leaves his daughter (Vesta) and 2 grandsons.
YODER. Susan Yoder, daughter of Jacob P. and Polly Hooley, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., March 30, 1867; died at her home near Garden City, Mo., Jan. 29, 1930, after a week's illness of pneumonia; aged 62 y. 9 m. 29 d. When she was 13 years old her mother died. Two years later she with her father, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters moved to Cass Co., Mo., where her father died four years later. She was married three times. First to Joseph G. Hartzler on Feb. 26, 1888. To this union were born four children: Mrs. Henry J. King, Ora J., Clarence V., and Marvin David, who died at the age of two years. Three days later her husband died. On June 2, 1901, she was married to John M. King. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Daniel D. King. On Feb. 23, 1903, her second husband passed away. In November 1922, she was married to M. L. Yoder, who died Nov. 11, 1927. She leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, 13 grandchildren, 1 brother (D. Y. Hooley), 4 sisters (Mrs. J. B. Hartzler, Mrs. Sara Yoder, Mrs. David Plank, and Mrs. Mary Quinn), 3 step-sons, besides many other relatives and friends. She had many sorrows and disappointments, but she never complained. She put her trust in the Lord, believing He would sustain her in whatever trials she had to bear. She accepted Christ in early life and united with the Mennonite Church in which faith she died. She was interested in the work of the church and took a special interest in mission activities, both at home and abroad. She will be greatly missed, but we humbly submit to Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church, conducted by Bros. I. G. Hartzler and L. J. Miller. Interment in the Clear Fork cemetery.
BENDER. Christian R. Bender was born in Ontario, Canada, May 10, 1863; died very suddenly of heart trouble at his home near Wellman, Iowa, April 13, 1930; aged 66 y. 11 m. 3 d. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which he remained a faithful member until death. On Feb. 2, 1890, he was married to Annie Miller. To this union were born two children. Annie died May 16, 1895. On Jan. 19, 1897, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Guengerich, and this union was blest with six children. He leaves his wife, 7 children, 17 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and many relatives and friends. One son (Daniel) preceded him in death just a little over a year. The surviving children are: Mary, wife of Elmer Swartzendruber; Lydia, wife of Simon J. Miller; Barbara, wife of Simon N. Hershberger; and Edwin, Fanny, Ellen, and Nettie at home. His health seemed to be about as usual until five months ago, when it became known that he had a complication of weaknesses which at times caused much discomfort. On Sunday, the day before his death, he, as he always did when at all possible, filled his usual place in Sunday school and in a very noticeable way, to some who observed him, took an especial interest in the services but after dinner when making preparations to attend a funeral he fell over and seemingly all was over within a few moments. Thus again are we reminded of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, but we know God doeth all things well and may we be prepared for that great change when it comes to us all.
Funeral at Lower Deer Creek Church Apr. 16. Services conducted by P. P. Swartzendruber and A. C.Swartzendruber in German and J. L. Hershberger in English.
"Rest on, dear father, your labor is o'er
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend like you on earth we find."
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LANDWADER. - Roy Landwader was born March 22, 1895; died April 27, 1930, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife and one daughter (Jane). He was a consistent member of the Church. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Joseph Forry, Noah Risser, and Samuel Frey.
ZEHR. - Dellis Berniel, son of Christian and Lydia Zehr,
was born Nov. 13, 1925, near Shickley, Nebr.; died of pneumonia,
April 26, 1930. He leaves father, mother, 2 sisters, 2 grandfathers,
uncles, aunts, cousins, besides many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were in charge of Bros. P. R. Kennel, Fred Reeb,
and Ben Schlegel.
He was far too pure and holy
For a sinful world like this,
And the blessed Savior took him
To a world of perfect bliss.
GLICK. - Rebecca, daughter of Amos and Sylvia (Stoltzfus)
Glick, was born Sept. 15, 1929;* died May 3, 1930. She is survived
by her parents, grandparents (Amos Stoltzfus and Moses and Rebecca
Glick). Funeral services were held at the home by Jonas Stoltzfus
and Christian Glick. Interment in Myers Cemetery.
"Dearest darling, thou hast left us
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'til God who richly blessed us,
He too will our sorrows heal."
*Transcribers Note: The exact year of her birth is difficult to read in the copy and in the original. Three individuals examining the original with a magnifying glass are pretty sure it is 1929. Years, months, and days of child's age are not mentioned in the text, which hints that it was a child under the age of one.
TETER. - Rebecca Meady, wife of Simeon Teter, was born Jan. 27, 1854; died March 25, 1930; aged 76 y. 1 m. 28 d. Two sisters survive: Mrs. Jim Long and Mary C. Simons. Having no children of her own, she took into her home and cared for several other children. She was received into church fellowship Feb. 28, 1930, while on her bed of affliction. In her suffering she waited patiently to meet her Savior, and faced death with a calm assurance and trust in the Lord. Funeral services were held at the Horton Church near Whitmer, W. Va. Bro. Hiram Weaver preached from the text, Psa. 116: 15.
FREY. - Susan Elizabeth, wife of Furry H. Frey, was
born Sept. 23, 1899; died April 9, 1930, after ten day,s illness;
aged 30 y. 6 m. 16 d. She was a daughter of Emanuel and Susan
Herr Groff of New Danville and a member of the Mennonite
Church since girlhood. She leaves husband, 3 children (Elvin,
Floyd, and Paul), parents and the following brothers and sisters:
Mrs. Mary H. Hess, Mrs. Jacob Rohrer, Mrs. Ivan Charles, Mrs.
Andrew Miller, and Elias H. Groff.
"Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
When in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed."
CUNNINGHAM. - Mary Alice, daughter of Elmer and
Flossie Cunningham, was born and died April 16, 1930. The brothers
and sisters are Lennie, Warren, Arthur, Mabel, Ernest, and Walter.
This was the first death in the family and was quite a disappointment
in this Christian home. They rest in the thought that little sister
is safe in heaven. God gives us a greater interest in our heavenly
home by thus taking to Himself a "little lily" as Bro.
Hiram Weaver expressed it in his sermon at the home near Whitmer,
W. Va. Text, Cant. 6: 2.
"A father, mother, brothers dear,
And sisters kind and true
Were waiting with their love for you
But God left not our lily here,
A garden fairer than this dear earth
He had for baby dear,
And took her at the hour of birth
To bloom in heaven, instead of here."
LINDEMAN. - Kathryn (Kauffman) Lindeman was born Jan. 2, 1840, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died April 24, 1930; aged 90 y. 3 m. 22 d. Sister Lindeman was blind for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Masonville for many years. Her husband, Jacob S. Lindeman, preceded her in death 32 years. She was the last of the family. The late Pre. Jacob K. Newcomer and Dea. A. K. Newcomer were her brothers. Though blind she was spiritual, cheerful, and much interested in the Lord,s work. Many people enjoyed visiting Sister Lindeman,s home. She was confined to her bed about two weeks previous to her death. She is survived by 2 sons (Jacob N. and John N.), 4 grand-daughters, and 3 great-grandsons. Funeral services were conducted April 27 at the home of her son John with whom she lived, and at the Masonville Mennonite Church. Bros. John H. Mosemann and John K. Charles officiated. Texts, Matt. 7: 21 and John 17: 4. -J. C. Habecker.
HORST. - Michael S. Horst, son of Pre. Michael E. and Mary Horst, was born near Newton, Kans., Oct. 5, 1891; died near Lima, O., May 1, 1930; aged 38 y. 6 m. 26 d. He united with the Catlin Mennonite Church, near Peabody, Kans., in 1903, remaining faithful till the end. On Dec. 31, 1920, he was united in marriage to Susanna S. Good. To this union were born 2 children: Robert Ray and Mary Rachel. On Sept. 26, 1926, his companion departed this life. On Nov. 27, 1929, he was united in marriage to Ida May Layman. He leaves his companion, 2 children, 4 brothers (Noah, Benjamin, Daniel, and Paul), and 3 sisters (Elizabeth, Mary, and Margaret), besides other relatives and friends. The Church and neighborhood feel keenly the loss of a faithful brother and neighbor. Funeral services were held at the Salem church, conducted by Bros. J. M. Shenk, Gabriel Brunk, and Otho Shenk. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run,
God grant that we may rest so calmly
When our life work here is done."
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EASH. Thomas Richard Eash was born Sept. 21, 1928; died March 16, 1930. He is survived by his parents, 5 brothers, and 1 grandmother. Two brothers preceded him to the grave. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bros. James Saylor and H. C. Blough and at the Blough Mennonite Church by Bros. L. A. Blough and H. C. Blough, after which the body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church. While it is always hard to give up our little ones yet we are glad that we can say with the apostle "that we sorrow not, even as others which nave no hope."
MILLER. Ephraim A., oldest son of Amos D. and Mary Miller, was born Nov. 1, 1921; died at the home of his parents near Millersburg, Ind., May 5, 1930; aged 8 y. 6 m. 4 d. He leaves father, mother, three brothers (Harley, Perry, and Calvin), the grandparents on his father's side and his grandmother on his mother's side, number of uncles and aunts, cousins, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held May 7 at the Clinton Brick Church conducted by Amos Nussbaum and Edwin J. Yoder. Text, II Samuel 12: 23.
"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near
Who took from earth to heaven
The one we loved so dear."
HEGE. Martha E., wife of Abram Hege, was born Jan. 19, 1865; died of paralysis April 17, 1930, at her home near Maugansville, Md.; aged 65 years, 2 months, 28 days. She was the oldest daughter of David H. and Mary E. Gseil. She was born in Clay Hill, Pa., and at the age of 3 years moved with her parents to Clearspring, Md. She is survived by her husband, 3 children (Mary E., Amos S. and J. Aaron), 12 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. One sister, 3 brothers and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was helpless in bed for twenty-five weeks. She endured her affliction so patiently that it was a pleasure to wait on her. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Services were conducted at the home, April 20, by Bro. Moses K. Horst and at Reiff's Mennonite Church by Bros. Denton Marton, and David Lesher. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel.
But 'tis God who has bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal." --Her Daughter
BUCKWALTER. Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Magdalena Horst, was born Aug. 19, 1850, near Bowdil, Ohio, on the farm now occupied by Perry Moore; died at her home northeast of Dalton, Ohio, April 28, 1930, after an illness of one week; aged 79 y. 8 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to John Buckwalter Jan. 26, 1871. Her death ended a happy married life of 59 years. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and one son (Benjamin, who was accidentally killed at the age of 17). Benjamin was a bright and gentlemanly boy and an obedient son. His sudden death was a severe shock to his parents who loved him. Since the loss of their son they have devoted much of their time in visiting and ministering to the sick and needy. Their home has always been a favorite place for visitors. They have been especially interested in the welfare of the Church. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, faithful until death, never missing a communion service, in the 58 years if she was able to go. She leaves a sorrowing and devoted husband, by whom she will be keenly missed. She will also be greatly missed by her nephews and nieces and many friends, and in the Church. Services were conducted at the home by Abram Good and David Wenger and at Chestnut Ridge Church by Abram Good, David Wenger, and Moses Horst. Texts, II Timothy 4: 6-8; Col. 3: 4.
GOOD. Anna Good, daughter of Bishop J. M. and Sophia Brenneman, was born in Fairfield Co., O., Sept. 7, 1842; died in Allen Co., O., May 9, 1930; aged 87 y. 8 m. 8 d. She moved with her parents to Franklin Co., O., when she was 6 years old. When she was 12 her family moved to Allen Co. She remained with her parents most of the time till her mother died in Feb., 1883. After her mother's death she and her father made their home with her brother Lewis, where she ministered to her father's needs in his old age. In the year 1892 she was married to Bishop Christian Good of Rockingham Co., Va. He preceded her in death in February, 1916, after which she made her home with relatives in Ohio. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained a faithful and interested member all through her long life. She was greatly concerned about the welfare of the Church, especially of her own relatives, and often admonished them to be faithful and true to God and the Church. She was inclined to look on the serious side of life, and often deplored the tendency in many places of the drift toward worldliness. She leaves to mourn her departure, 1 sister (Mattie Blosser), 7 step-sons, 1 step-daughter, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 12 at the Salem Church in charge of Bros. J. M. Shenk, Otho Shenk, and Gabriel Brunk. Text. Rev. 14: 13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
CRESSMAN. Adam S. Cressman was born on the old homestead near Doon, Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 31, 1868; died at the same place where he has always resided, April 22, 1930; aged 61 y. 5 m. 22 d. He was united in marriage to Matilda Erb March 14, 1900. To this union were born, one son (Clare) and two daughters (Irla, who died in infancy, and Grace). The bereaved wife, son, and daughter survive him. He was the fourth son of a family of fourteen children to have passed beyond. Three brothers surviving are Josiah, Allen, and Isaiah, and the sisters are Mrs. Abraham Biehn, Mrs. Samuel Swietzer, Mrs. Daniel Culp, and Mrs. Uzziah Shantz, and the Misses Sarah, Minerva and Malissa Cressman. All of the family, excepting Mrs. Biehn, reside in the vicinity of Kitchener. Nearly forty years ago Bro. Cressman united with the Mennonite Church at Vineland, Ont., following a series of meetings conducted by J. S. Coffman, who instructed and baptized the converts on the same occasion. He has been a faithful member and supporter of the work of the Church during these years and was always eager to encourage and assist in any cause which lent its influence to the upbuilding of the spiritual life and to the salvation of souls. Funeral services were held on April 25, at the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ont., by the brethren Jesse B. Martin and S. F. Coffman. Text, Col. 3: 4. The body was laid to rest in the home burying ground at the Weber Church.
BUZZARD. Salome, daughter of Bro. and Sister A. J. Moyer and wife of Dr. D. K. Buzzard, living on the Moyer homestead in Elkhart Co., Ind., died in the morning of April 5, 1930 after a prolonged illness of a complication of diseases; aged 65 y. 11 d. She was united in marriage to David K. Buzzard March 10, 1887, who survives her, besides her three daughters (Mrs. Levi W. Yoder, Mrs. Walter Blaser, and Mabel at home). Other surviving relatives include two grandchildren (Robert and Lois Arlene Yoder), three step-grandchildren (Mrs. Mary Myers, Mrs. Q. J. Everest, and Myrtle Yoder), two brothers (John W. and M. L. Moyer), also three sisters (Mrs. Samuel Singer, Mrs. Jacob Breniser, and Mrs. Edward Wright). She was converted in her younger days, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. She bore her years of suffering with much patience and resignation to the will of God. When medical help and care failed to relieve her of suffering, she resorted to prayer and anointing with oil according to James 5: 14 and always received relief and blessing. But the Lord had something better in store for her than recovery. With her prayer for recovery there was always mingled the hope that she might soon enter into that eternal rest. When told by her daughter that she was going, she looked up and smiled. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. C. A. Shank, assisted by Bro. L. J. Lehman. Text, Psa. 17: 15. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
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DERSTINE. Mary Amanda, wife of Henry C. Derstine, died April 13, 1930 after a lingering illness of nine weeks; aged 68 y. 2 m. 21 d. She quietly passed away with a smile on her face. She will be sadly missed by her husband and children. She leaves 3 daughters and 4 sons. Five children preceded her in death. Funeral services were held April 19, conducted by Jonas Mininger. Text, Jno. 14: 1-3.
"Softly, oh, softly, the years have swept by thee,
Touching thee lightly with tenderest care,
Sorrows and death they have often brought nigh thee,
Yet they have left thee but beauty to wear.
Growing old gracefully,
COOK. Sarah, wife of Jacob Cook, died May 3, 1930; aged 79 y. 11 m. 20 d. She is survived by nine children, also by about one hundred grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One child preceded her in death. Her husband preceded her nearly a year ago. She with her husband was baptized Marcy 17, 1929. They seemed to enjoy their Christian life and rejoiced that they were found in their last days. A faithful grandchild was influential in bringing this about. May children and grandchildren follow their parents to the cross and to glory. The sister bore her suffering with Christian patience and fortitude. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Harvey E. Shank. Text, I Pet. 1: 3, 4. She was buried by the side of her husband in the Shippensburg, Pa., Cemetery to await the resurrection day.
WEBER. Amos S. Weber was born near Waterloo, Ont., April 10, 1857; died near Manheim Jan. 14, 1930; aged 72 y. 9 m. 4 d. Death was due to heart failure after only a few days' illness. In his early life he united with the Mennonite Church. In later years he had his membership at Latschar's Church where his place was seldom vacant. On Nov. 1, 1881, he was united in marriage to Maria Groff who predeceased him seven years ago. To this union were born 5 children of whom 3 survive: Milton, Mrs. Norman Baer, and Mrs. S. Hofstetter. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at the home by Bro. Wesley Witmer and at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, by Bros. Manasseh Hallman and Jonas Snider. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
PEACHEY. Lydia Hartzler Peachey was born near Allensville, Pa., May 27, 1861; died at the Lewistown Hospital May 18, 1930; aged 68 y. 11 m. 21 d. She was married to Jacob T. Peachey in January, 1883. To this union were born 6 sons. The following four survive: Gideon, Roland, Jacob, and Franklin. She is also survived by her husband, 1 sister (Mrs. John Grassmyer), 2 brothers (Joseph Hartzler and David Hartzler) and sixteen grandchildren. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until death. Her death was caused by cancer, after an illness of several weeks, having attended communion services four weeks ago. She spent most of her time serving for other people, always lending a helping hand to anyone in need. Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove Church, where she was a member, by Bros. Jonas and Samuel T. Yoder. Text, Psa. 23. Burial in cemetery nearby.
FREY. Susan Elizabeth, wife of Furry H. Frey, was born Sept. 23, 1899; died April 9, 1930, after 10 days illness; aged 30 y. 6 m. 16 d. She was a daughter of Emanuel and Susan Herr Groff of New Danville, and a member of the Mennonite Church since girlhood. She leaves her sorrowing husband, and three children (Elvin 6, Lloyd 3, Paul 6 mo.). Also her parents, and the following sisters and brother: Mrs. Mary H. Hess, Mrs. Jacob H. Rohrer, Mrs. Ivan N. Charles, Mrs. Andrew Miller, and Elias H. Groff. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Aaron Harnish, and at the church by Bros. Ira Landis and C. N. Hostetter. Text, Jer. 15: 9. Her sun is gone down while it was yet day.
"Peaceful be thy silent slumber
Peaceful in the grave so low;
Thou no more wilt join our number
Thou no more our songs shall know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled
When in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed." Husband
EASH. Benjamin J. Eash was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, June 2, 1847; died at his home, 1118 Garfield Ave., Elkhart, Ind., Sunday, May 18, 1930; aged 82 y. 11 m. 16 d. He was the son of Jacob and Christiana Eash with whom he came to LaGrange County, Ind., at the age of 14 and a few years later came to Elkhart Co., where he spent the remainder of his life except a short time spent in Piatt Co., Ill. On Nov, 16, 1871, he was married to Mary Keyser at Middlebury, Ind., who preceded him in death June 14, 1921. To this union were born seven children of whom three survive him. They are: William B., Daniel B., and Mrs. Salome Zinn. He has one brother (Jacob J. Eash) and other relatives and friends who will miss him. Bro. Eash and wife moved to Elkhart in 1897. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in early life. He was a faithful member of the Elkhart congregation, and especially during the last several years was seldom absent from the services when health and weather conditions permitted. Funeral services at the Prairie Street Church, May 20, 1930, conducted by J. S. Hartzler and J. K. Bixler. Text, Matt. 25: 13. Burial in the Prairie Street Cemetery.
BARE. John H., son of Noah and Hannal (Nold) Bare,was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 12, 1869; died May 12, 1930; aged 61 years. He was born and spent his entire life on the farm where he died. He was united in marriage to Lovina Rohrer, Jan. 31, 1891. To this union were born one son (Serenus) and one daughter (Nettie, who died in 1894, at the age of 9 months). He, with his companion, united with the Mennonite Church, the Salem congregation, on May 12, 1894, his 25th birthday anniversary. In 1895, he was ordained to the office of deacon, in which office he served until the fall of 1905, when he was ordained to the office of minister. Last Friday (May 9th) he did not feel well and took his bed that evening. The sickness, influenza and pneumonia, at once seemed rather serious but death was not expected until a few hours before his departure. He was known as a devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, and a faithful servant in the Church. He always had the work of the Church at heart, continually remembering her welfare and unity in his prayers. He is survived by his wife and son, who resides at the parental home, one sister, Mrs. Catherine Davidhizar, Elkhart, Ind., and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted from the late home on May 15, 1930, by J. W. Christophel and Ray F. Yoder and at the Yellow Creek Church by David A. Yoder and Jacob K. Bixler from the text chosen by the family, Rev. 14: 13. A large concourse of brethren and friends met to pay their tribute of respect to our brother. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.
MOYER. Winfred Ordo, son of Orlando and Lenora Moyer, was born in Beamsville, Ont., March 20, 1916; died in the hospital, Niagara Falls, Ont., May 14, 1930; aged 14 y. 1 m. 24 d. Ordo was attending the first year of the Collegiate at Niagara Falls and was returning home in the evening, and riding his bicycle behind a street car. The car made a stop at the street at which he would turn on his way home, and Ordo turned to pass the car and was struck by an approaching truck. The impact threw him and his wheel to the curb. He was taken to the hospital in an unconscious condition and he remained thus until he passed away the following day at noon. Ordo confessed faith in Christ at a series of meetings held at the Falls. He united with the Mennonite Church at Vineland in 1927. Early in life he manifested a special interest in mission work, and it was his expressed desire to become a missionary. He was active in Sunday school work and in all the interests of the Church. His life was devoted to the Lord whom he loved. Funeral services were conducted at the home, 1418 Maple Street, Niagara Falls, Ont., May 16, by Pastor McCready, of the Free Methodist Church, where Ordo was an active member of the Sunday school, and where he had won a large circle of friends. The services at the Vineland Church were conducted by the ministers, McCready, Wm. Moyer of the M. B. C. Church and S. F. Coffman. Text, Luke 2: 49; Eccl. 12: 13. The large assembly of friends bespoke sympathy that is extended to the bereaved parents and young sister in this sudden taking away of their only son. But they are comforted with the hope that inspired and comforted the heart of their son. His brief life had its work finished and he went home to God.
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