Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1931

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August 6, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.19 - page 431

Berkey. - Helen Arlene, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Berkey, was born in Salem, Oreg., May 6; died in Woodburn, Oreg., July 6, just two months old. Services and burial at the Zion Cemetery conducted by Bros. A. P. Troyer and E. Z. Yoder. Text, Matt. 18:1-10.

Jones. - Erma, infant child of A. E. and Tilla Jones, was born near Hubbard, Oreg., July 18, 1931, died July 19. She leaves father, mother, 3 sisters, 4 brothers, and many relatives. "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven." Services were conducted at the home by Bros. A. P. Troyer and E. Z. Yoder. Text, Matt. 18:1-8. Burial in the Zion Cemetery.

Mishler. - Amanda, daughter of Bro. and Sister Levi Mishler, was born near Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 23, 1866; died in the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Eureka, Ill., July 12, 1931; aged 64 y. 7 m. 19 d. She came to the Home March 28, 1930. She had been a member of the Stahl Mennonite Church near Johnstown, Pa. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia and heart trouble. She had lived a quiet, Christian life, and, so far as the writer knows, was loyal to the Church. Funeral services were in charge of the home minister, Bro. Ezra Yordy, and she was buried in a cemetery near Eureka.

Mullet. - Prudence (Gerber) Mullet was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, July 3, 1893; died in Sugar Creek, Ohio, July 4, 1931; aged 38 y. 1 d. She was united in marriage with Harvey W. Mullet Jan. 9, 1912. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons preceded her in death. She leaves husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends. Her illness lasted quite a while. She died of dropsy. She united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church in her youth and was faithful to the end. Services were held at the Walnut Creek A. M. Church where many people gathered to pay the last respect to her. The service was opened by Alvin W. Miller, using Psa. 90. D. M. Friedt also spoke, using Job 3:17.

Musselman. - Annie Hess, wife of Samuel Musselman, died at her home near Shiremanstown, Pa. She was an invalid for many years, having suffered a stroke 16 years ago which left her right side helpless. Five weeks before her death she again suffered another stroke which left her entirely helpless and speechless, until death claimed her July 17, 1931; aged 74 y. 2 m. 3 d. Some 30-odd years ago she united with the Mennonite Faith, but in later years she united with the U. B. Church of Shiremanstown, Pa. In that church she remained an active member until death. She was the mother of two sons. Harry preceded her to the Great Beyond in infancy. She is survived by her husband, one son (Clyde), and one grandson (Russel Musselman). Funeral services were held at her late home July 20, with further services at the Slate Hill Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Bro. Jno. B. Seitz of the Mennonite Church and --- Snyder, pastor of the U. B. Church of Shiremanstown, officiated.

Landis. - Cora Becker Landis was born Oct. 21, 1878; died June 17, 1931, at her home in Lancaster, Pa., after an illness of six months, aged 52 years. Although she suffered long and intensely, she still wore her same sweet smile which won the love of all she met. Family ties were dear to her, but she longer to meet her Lord who she had loved and served. In 1902 she was married to Harry H. Mosemann, who preceded her in death fifteen years ago. She is survived by these children: Elizabeth, Charles, Harry, Samuel, Orpah, and Rachel Mosemann. She was married to Samuel K. Landis in 1921. These step-children also survive: Andrew and Christ Landis and Mrs. Joseph Todd. Funeral services were conducted at the home on June 21 by Jacob Brubaker and at the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church by John W. Weaver. Interment in Mellinger's Cemetery.

"Near another loved one we laid her,
Low in the churchyard to lie.
And though our hearts are near broken,
Yet we would not question 'Why.'
She does not rest 'neath the grasses,
Tho' o'er her dear grave they creep,
She has gone into the Kingdom,
Mother has fallen asleep. -

Groff. - John L. Groff was born March 12, 1847; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home near Lancaster, Pa., July 27, 1931; aged 84 y. 4 m. 15 d. He is survived by his sorrowing son (Aaron L.), 1 granddaughter, and 4 great-grandchildren. On March 22, 1931, his companion was laid to rest- only a short time until he could again strike glad hands in glory with her. He was a kind and loving father to all who knew him, but God saw fit to call him home; so we bow in humble submission and say, "Thy will be done. - He was a faithful member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church for many years. Brief services were held at the Home July 29 and at the Strasburg church, by Bros. C. M. Brubaker, Jacob Harnish, C. M. Brackbill, and Frank M. Herr. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"Deep in our heart lies a picture
Of a loved one laid to rest;
In memory's frame we will keep it,
Because he was one of the best,
Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heart-aches,
That the smile hides all the while. -

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


August 13, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.20 - page 463

Plaickner. - Joseph Robert, only child of Joseph and Eva Plaickner of near Johnstown, Pa., died in the parental home Aug 1, 1931; aged 19 days. Funeral services were held in the home by S. G. Shetler and in the Stahl Church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by D. F. Shenk of Sheridan, Oreg. The little form was laid away in the Stahl Cemetery.

Senger. - Clyde Delbert, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Senger of Massillon, O., died July 13, 1931; aged 4 y. 7 m. 23 d. His death was the result of a small scratch on his foot which developed into blood poisoning. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Church, July 15, by I. J. Buckwalter, assisted by ----Markwell. Text, II Kings 4:26.

Kreider. - Lizzie B., widow of the late Frank Kreider, died Feb. 7, 1931, of pneumonia, at her home in Lancaster, Pa.; aged 75 y. She is survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters, also 2 sisters. Funeral services Feb. 10 at New Danville Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, conducted by Bro. John H. Mosemann.

Strickler. - Martha B., widow of the late Harry Strickler and sister of Lizzie B. Kreider, died March 21, 1931, of pneumonia, at her home in Salunga, Pa.; aged 72 y. 10 m. Of her family of 7 there is only 1 sister left, Mrs. Mary A. Fanger. She was a faithful member of the Salunga Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Salunga Church March 24, conducted by Bro. Isaac Brubaker.

"Tis lonesome here without you,
And sad the weary way;
For life is not the same to me
Since you are called away. -

-----Their sister Mary.

Gingerich, Gladys Viola, daughter of J. C. and Lina Gingerich, was born near Wolford, N. Dak., Aug. 23, 1917; died near Detroit Lakes Minn., July 28, 1931; aged 13 y. 11 m. 5 d. When about two and one-half years of age she contracted the influenza which left her physically weak, though she was much improved the last few years. In the fall of 1926 her parents and family moved to a farm near Detroit Lakes, Minn. On the night of her death, an electrical storm swept over this community. Lightning struck their home. On account of the warm weather some of the children were sleeping on the floor. Gladys, though lying near two of her sisters, was killed, while one of the others was slightly shocked. Gladys was of a cheerful and hopeful disposition and will be greatly missed in the home. She leaves her deeply bereaved parents, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Lake Region Church July 30, 1931 by I. S. Mast and E. D. Hershberger. Text, Psa. 118.23.

Landis. - Anna D., daughter of Abram and Susan Rohrer was born Sept. 3, 1850; died June 24, 1931, after a two weeks' illness of pneumonia; aged 80 y. 9 m. 21 d. She was the widow of Jacob L. Landis who preceded her in death eighteen years ago. She is survived by two children (Emma R. Witmer with whom she had made her home for the last seven years, and Amos R.), 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. She had been in failing health for the last six months. She seemed to realize during her last illness that her life on earth was drawing to a close. She had no desire to get well, knowing that to be with Jesus, free from all sorrow and sickness, was far better. She was conscious to the last. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Elmer Martin and at Mellingers Church by Bros. C. M. Brackbill and David Landis.

"Some time, some bright and glorious day,
We hope to go with her to stay.
Though on earth we'll meet no more,
We'll greet one another on yonder Shore. -
By her children.

Linhoss. - Adam Linhoss was born in Germany Nov. 30, 1849; died at his home near Silver Lake, Dayton, Va., May 16, 1931. In 1874 he married Eve Wenger who preceded him in death in 1917. Nine children were born to this union, all of whom are now living: Mrs. Minnie Nickols, Annas, Jesse, Mrs. C. A. Baker, Vincent, J. Raymond, Ada, Vena, and Horner. He also leaves a sister, a number of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His parents came to America when he was four years old; the trip taking eleven weeks. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and was seldom absent from services as long as his health permitted. He was beloved by all who knew him. He was a kind neighbor and a loving and devoted father. Funeral services were held from the Dayton Brethren Church by Henry Keener and Joseph Coffman. The body was laid to rest beside that of his wife in the Dayton cemetery.

"Now the laborer's task is done,
Now the battle day is past;
Now upon the farther shore,
Lands the voyager at last. -

Miller, Daniel A was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., July 14, 1852; died at his home near Garden City, Mo., July 24, 1931; aged 79 y. 10 d. He was united in marriage to Elisabeth Yoder Dec. 26, 1875. To this union were born 6 sons and 5 daughters. In 1883 he moved with his family to McPherson Co., Kans., where they resided until the spring of 1926. They then moved to Cass Co., Mo., where they resided until his death. In his young manhood he united with the Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful until death. He leaves his wife and 11 children (Delilah Kempf, Mary Helmuth, Persaville, Barbara Zink, Milo, Roy, Sam, Nora Troyer, Iva Troyer, Chris, and David), 49 grandchildren, and 9 great-children; also 4 brothers, 1 sister, and many other relatives and friends. He suffered from a complication of diseases for nearly three years. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church conducted by Bro. I. G. Hartzler assisted by Bro. J. C. Driver. Brother Miller will be greatly missed, but we could not wish him back; for we know his suffering is ended and that he is now at rest. The children were all present at the funeral.

Moyer,--Susanna, daughter of the late Enos H. and Mary B. Moyer was born Nov. 1, 1886; died July 8, 1931; aged 44 y. 8 m. 7 d. She was born in Souderton, Pa. She was married to Henry G. Moyer and resided two miles south of town until the fall of 1929, when the family moved to Denbigh, Va. She has been failing in health for some time. On the morning of her death she told her husband that she had spent a comfortable night as he went to do the chores. A short time later, when he returned, he found her peacefully asleep. She united with the Souderton Mennonite Church Oct. 24, 1907, of which she remained a consistent member. Besides the husband, there survive the following children: Hilda, wife of Frank Alderfer; Russell, Frank, Sylvanus, and Naomi. One son preceded her in death in infancy. Funeral services were conducted on the evening of the 8th at her late home in Denbigh, by Bro. Geo. R. Brunk, assisted by Bro. Daniel Shenk. Text, Rev. 14:13. Further services and interment at Souderton, Pa., on the 11th by Bro. Arthur Ruth of Line Lexington and Bro. Elmer B. Moyer of Souderton. Text, Psa. 4:8.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely, Here, the loss we deeply feel; But 'tis God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal. -
The Family.

Burkholder. - Eva, daughter of Elias and Lydia (Schrock) Hostetler, was born near Emma, Ind., Feb. 20, 1870; died July 12, 1931, near Archbold, Ohio; aged 61 y 4 m. 22 d. The immediate cause of her death was quick consumption evidently brought on by an attack of influenza. On Feb 1, 1891, she was united in marriage to Daniel A. Burkholder. To this union were born the following children: Mrs. Silva Schmucker, Mrs. Jennie Lugbill, Mrs. Edna Wyse, Mrs. Clara Beck, and Edwin. These, together with her sorrowing husband, her aged father and step-mother, eleven grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and a host of relatives and friends, are left to mourn her departure. One sister, two brothers, and four grandchildren preceded her in death. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 15 and remained a faithful member until death. She was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, a loving companion, a kind mother, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. During her sickness she never complained, but bore her suffering patiently and expressed her readiness to go and be with the Lord.

"Oh, how hard to part with Mother
She who loved with us to dwell,
And there is on earth no other,
Who can sympathize so well. -

Funeral was held July 15 at the Central A. M. Church in charge of Oscar Hostetler of Emma, Ind., and E. B. Frey of Wauseon, Ohio. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


August 20, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.21 - page 479

Kitting. - Margaret Kline Kitting was born July 26, 1848; died July 31, 1931, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel J. Arnold, Church Hill Manor, Reedsville, Pa.; aged 83 y. 5 d. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Altoona, Pa. Services held at the home on Monday, Aug. 2, by Joseph M. Nissley of Altoona and Eli Kanagy of Belleville. Text, Jno. 14:13"suggested by the sister before her death.

Slaubaugh. - Joel J. Slaubaugh was born May 1, 1838; died of the infirmities of age, at the home of his daughter (Mrs. W. E. Haning, Springs, Pa.), July 14, 1931; aged 93 y. 2 m. 13 d. He was married to Mrs. Kathryn Schrock in 1867. To this union was born one son, Samuel. His wife having died Feb. 5, 1872, he was again married in 1874 to Kathryn Shoemaker who died April 9, 1890. To this union was born one daughter, Amanda. He is survived by a son (Samuel S. Slaubaugh), a daughter (Mrs. W. E. Haning), 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1888 and remained a member until the time of his death.

Wanner. - Abraham W. Wanner, died July 31, 1931; aged 85 y. 1 m. 15 d. His wife and a son preceded him to their eternal reward. Two daughters, Dora and Lydia survive; also Tobias, an older brother of the departed. Bro. Wanner had suffered a stroke of apoplexy eleven years ago from which he but partially recovered. Though crippled in body and speech to some extent he could still converse and move about with the aid of a cane until towards the close of his life. Funeral services were conducted at the house of the departed by Noah H. Mack assisted by John W. Hess of the Mennonite church and Isaac Taylor of the Brethren church. Interment was made at the Charles Evan's Cemetery, Reading, Pa.

Lantz. - Alice May, wife of Lewis N. Lantz was born in Archbold, Ohio, May 17, 1886; died at her home near Fayette, Ohio, Aug. 4 at 7 P. M.; at the age of 45 y. 2 m. 18 d. Her death came a few hours after the birth of an infant daughter. She was united in marriage to Lewis N. Lantz Feb. 14, 1907. To this union 12 children were born. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure her husband, 9 children, her aged mother, 3 sisters, 4 brothers and a number of other relatives and friends. Three children preceded her in death. In her youth she confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which she remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church Friday, Aug. 7 in charge of Bros. S. S. Wyse and S. D. Grieser. Text, Isa. 38:1. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.

Feister. - Bessie M. Feister, wife of John E. Feister, died Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in St. Joseph's Hospital following an operation, aged 49 years. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brackbill and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Amos Ament, Daniel Brackbill, Mrs. Isaac Dontrich, Henry Brackbill, Enos Brackbill, and Abel Brackbill. Funeral services were held from the home in Kinzers by Bros. Christ Brackbill and David Mosemann. Burial in Kinzers Mennonite cemetery.

To-day we are thinking, dear sister,
Of the grief that has come to our home;
How you left us in silence one noon
All so lonely in sorrow and gloom.

A Sister.

Ernest. - Levi Ernest, of Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., July 11, 1847; departed this life June 20, 1931; aged 83 y. 11 m. 9 d. He was united in marriage to Catherine Culp. To this union were born 7 children. He is survived by 5 children: Mrs. Alonzo Tompkins, Mrs. Charles Golden, Mrs. A. R. Killinger, Frank and Lawrence, 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 sister and 3 brothers. His wife and 2 daughters preceded him in death. He united with the Salem Mennonite Church near New Paris, Ind., about 12 years ago and was faithful until death. Bro. Ernest came with his parents from Pennsylvania in 1850. He has resided in Union Twp., all his life but a few years of which he lived in Harrison Twp., of this county. Funeral services were held on June 22 at the Yellow Creek Church, in charge of Ray F. Yoder, assisted by David Miller of the Brethren Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Enns. - Ida Pearl Enns, daughter of I. P. and Katie (Unger) Enns was born in Swink, Colorado, April 6, 1918, and passed away at the Mennonite Hospital, La Junta, Colo., on June 17, 19311; aged 13 y. 2 m. 11 d. She was operated on for an emergency case of appendicitis on June 14. All was done that loving hands can do, but the Lord took her to Himself early Wednesday morning. She was a patient little sufferer and remained conscious until the last. She was plucked from the midst of her family leaving her sorrowing parents, her brothers, Daniel, Karl, Elmer, Paul and Elvin and her sisters, Verna, Kathryn and Leona, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of Aaron Leatherman and at the East Holbrook church of which she was a member, in charge of J. A. Heatwole and Allen H. Erb on June 19, 1931.

Rest on, dear Ida, your labors are already o'er;
We will live to meet you on the other shore.

The Family.

Brubaker. - John, son of Bro. and Sister Earl Brubaker, of North Lima, Ohio, was born Nov. 29, 1921; died July 25, 1931, of peritonitis and complications following an operation for appendicitis. He was ill for about a week and suffered much pain at times, but he bore his suffering without complaining, always showing a cheerful disposition. Even though he was but 10 year old he gave every assurance that Jesus was with him and that he was going home. He will be greatly missed in the home and community and also the Sunday school which he attended regularly. He leaves his father, mother, sister, grandfather and grandmother (Isaac Brubaker's), grandfather (Gregory) and a number of aunts and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, July 27, at the home and the Midway Church where over 600 people met to pay their last tribute of respect to the one so suddenly called away. Text, Matt. 19:13-15. The services were in charge of Bro. A. J. Steiner, I. J. Buckwalter, E. M. Detweiler, and Paul Yoder. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Stehman. - Annie B. Stehman, widow of John S. Stehman, was born April 13, 1852 and departed this life Aug. 4, 1931, aged 79 y. 3 m. 21 d. Her husband preceded her in death eleven years ago. She was ill for more than a year, but the last fifteen weeks she was confined to her bed. She was a patient sufferer and never complained. She is survived by the following children: Elam of East Petersburg, John of Manheim, and Fannie, wife of Frank Eby of Lititz, with whom she resided, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Ellen Nissley and Emma, wife of Witmer Rohrer, both of Lancaster. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. On Thursday, Aug. 6, funeral services were held at the house and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. The officiating ministers were Bros. Jacob J. Hershey, Noah L. Landis and Frank Kreider, all of whom spoke comfort to the mourners, inspiration to all Christians, and of the way of life to the unsaved. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Wadel. - Lizzie S., daughter of Moses and Annie Shank was born near Chambersburg Nov. 7, 1865; died July 22, 1931, near Chambersburg, Pa.; aged 65 y. 8 m. 15 d. Her death was due to a complication of diseases; after several years' illness. On Sept. 1, 1887, she was united in marriage to Joseph Wadel. To this union were born the following children: Alonza Wadel and Nancy Wadel Ernst. These with her sorrowing husband, 4 grandchildren and 1 sister, Mrs. Samuel A. Shue and a host of friends mourn her departure. She was a member of the Mennonite church for forty-four years. She was a loving companion and a kind mother and oh, how we miss her counsel and her many words of encouragement along the line of faithfulness to the church. We often heard her say to the grandchildren and us all to live so that we will meet her in a better world. With her many trials and her affliction she remained faithful to the end and expressed her readiness to leave and be with her Lord; with this she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus.

"Oh, how hard to part with mother,
She who loved with us to dwell;
And there is on earth no other,
Who can sympathize so well. -

Funeral services were held July 25, at the Mennonite church north of town in charge of J. Irvin Lehman and Walter Lehman of Chambersburg, Pa. Text, Psa. 40:1. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

The Family.

Miller. - Magdalena (Bontrager) Miller, daughter of Joseph and Barbara Bontrager, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., Sept. 29, 1854; died at the home of her son Cornelius at Elkhart, Ind., Aug. 5, 1931; aged 76 y. 10 m. 7 d. Her last illness was of short duration. She was confined to her bed less than two weeks. Death was caused by Bright's disease of which she has been a sufferer for some years. She was married on April 21, 1878 to Joseph A. Miller. They lived together over fifty years. Her husband preceded her in death June 20, 1930. A daughter, Mary, also preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure 7 children: Levi, Reuben J., Enos, Mrs. Charles Eatinger, Daniel J., Mrs. J. F. Yoder, and Cornelius J.; also 2 brothers, Joseph and Reuben Bontrager, and 19 grandchildren, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and at the time of her death was a member of the Goshen College Mennonite Church. She gave testimony in the last days of her illness that her house was set in order and she was resigned to the will of God. She fell asleep quietly and peacefully. She was never able to do things in the Church that brought her before the public but she lived her life quietly and unassumingly, resting her faith in Jesus as her personal Savior. Funeral services were held from her late home at 216 Waverly Ave., Goshen, Ind., and the Goshen College. Mennonite Church, Friday afternoon, Aug. 7. Services were in charge of D. D. Miller and C. L. Graber. Interment was made in the Violet Cemetery in the family lot.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


August 27, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.22 - page 495, 496

Tisdale.­ Edith Tisdale, daughter of Robert and Nettie Tisdale, was called from earth to heaven on April 12, 1931; aged 2 1/2 years. She was playing in the yard with her brothers and sisters when she ran over the well which gave way and she fell in. She was taken out by a neighbor boy as soon as possible, but her neck was broken and life was gone. Father, mother, 3 sisters and 4 brothers are left to mourn the loss of their loved one. Funeral services were held at Springdale, Va., on April 13 by the Brethren A. P. Heatwole and J. R. Driver.

Waters.­ Emma Mae Waters, daughter of Arthur and Mary (Detweiler) Waters of Thomas, Okla., was born May 22, 1928; died in the Thomas Hospital Aug. 11, 1931; aged 3 y. 2 m. 17 d. She was sick only a few days with intestinal flu. She is survived by her sorrowing parents and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Detweiler and Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Waters), and many other relatives and friends. She was an only child, adopted at the age of 3 months. She was sweet and lovable and a great joy to her parents. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Church in Hydro, Okla., on Thursday afternoon, conducted by Bros. Joe and John Slagell. Text, I Thess. 4:18. Interment in cemetery adjoining church.

Weep not for me, Parents dear,
I have joined the heavenly host over there,
Praising our Savior
And waiting for you.

Kraus.­ On July 20, 1931, a little daughter, Vivian Frances, was born into the home of Clyde H. and Phebe F. Kraus. But her stay was not for long, for on the morning of Aug. 14 she quietly slipped away, in her sleep, to the arms of Him who carries the lambs in His bosom. Only God knows how we wanted our little girl, but we are satisfied to trust His doings.

"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. -

Her parents, 3 brothers (Norman, Harry and Lewis), 3 grandparents and many other relatives mourn her passing. Relatives and a few friends gathered at the home for a short service, conducted by Bro. Daniel Shenk, after which the body was laid away in the Warwick River Cemetery. Parents.

Carper.­ Jacob K. Carper was born near Landisvlle, Pa., May 12, 1864; died very suddenly at his home in Lititz, Pa., Aug. 5, 1931; aged 67 y. 3 m. 23 d. Although he had been failing in health most of the winter, he was greatly improved in the spring and his sudden death was a great shock to his family and friends. Death was caused by heart failure and complications. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He is survived by his sorrowing widow, who before marriage was Maria Mosemann, and the following children: Maria, wife of Elmer Bucher of near Ephrata, and Jacob of near Manheim; 8 grandchildren, and 1 sister, Mrs. M. Prisca. Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at the home by Bishop Noah Landis and at the Lititz Mennonite Church by Brethren Jacob Hershey and John S. Hess.

"Dearest loved one, we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face. -

Davis.­ Everett Wayne Davis, son of Bro. Joe and sister Laura Davis of Flanagan, Ill., was born in Peoria, Ill., Sept. 25, 1925. He died at his home in Flanagan on Aug. 1, 1931; aged 5 y. 10 m. 6 d. Little Everett was called very suddenly and unexpectedly, being sick only a few days. His death was due to infantile paralysis. During his short time here on earth, he brought joy into the home by being a cheerful and happy child. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his father, mother and 1 brother, Donald Harrison, 1 grandfather, 1 great-grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. One sister and 1 brother preceded him in death in infancy. Services were held at the home on Sunday, Aug. 2, by Bros. J. D. Hartzler and D. W. Slagel. His body was laid to rest in the Harmony Cemetery near Metamora, Ill.

God needed one more angel
Amidst His shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling's hand.

Eby.­ Elam H., was born Sept. 1, 1854; died at his home in Maugansville, Md., July 21, 1931; aged 76 y. 10 m. 21 d. He was married to Elizabeth B. Reiff Oct. 17, 1876. He is survived by his wife, 5 sons and 3 daughters, 18 grandchildren. Two brothers, 1 sister, and 1 granddaughter preceded him in death. He united with the Reiff's Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. He was much concerned for the welfare of his children and of the church. He often told the family that he was going home where the saints are going. He was blessed with good health until a year ago when he began to fail. Hardening of the arteries developed. Funeral services were held at Reiff's Church, July 24, 1931 by Bros. Denton Martin and Moses K. Horst. Text, II Cor. 5:1-3. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Father, now thy place is empty,
And you now we see no more;
But we hop some day to meet you
Over on the Other Shore.

By the family.

Litwiller.­ Robert Joseph Litwiller, son of Joseph R. and Malinda Culp Litwiller, was born at Tremont, Ill., July 4, 1930, and died July 28, 1931, at the age of 1 y. 24 d. After an illness of five months, caused by a malignant growth, death relieved his suffering which he bore in a quiet and patient manner. He leaves, besides his parents, 1 sister, Melda Mae, 1 uncle, 4 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents and many relatives and friends. We feel thankful to the Lord even in our sorrow, for having given him to us for even this brief time. He has gone to join the angels and we hope to meet our darling without the physical infirmities which bound him while here on earth. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Simon Litwiller of Hopedale, and at the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church by Bros. C. A. Hartzler, Tiskilwa, Ill., and Jonas Litwiller of the home congregation. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near
Who took from earth to heaven
The one we loved so dear. -

The Parents

King.­ N. Edison, son of Andrew and Fannie King, was born March 21, 1915. He was generally healthy, with the very bloom of youth on his countenance. But this body (as all others) was subject to affliction and death. On June 7 he took sick with measles, later developing mastoid trouble for which he was operated upon on June 29, at the Champaign County Hospital. All were hopeful of his recovery, but later complications developed from which he suffered intense pain, and although at times, almost unbearable, he was resigned and bore it all patiently. In the early morning of Aug. 1, 1931, he peacefully passed from this life through death, at his home near West Liberty, Ohio; aged 16 y. 4 m. 11 d. He leaves father and mother, 2 bothers and 1 sister (Ora, Paul and Delta). One brother and one sister preceded him in death. He also leaves an aged grandfather and grandmother, besides many other relatives and friends. While from a child Edison was a bright, cheerful and obedient boy, the greatest event of his life occurred a little more than a year ago when he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. On May 17, 1930, he was received into church fellowship by water baptism at the South Union Mennonite Church, with a class of eight other young people. He was a faithful worshiper until the end. Funeral services were held at South Union Church, in charge of Bro. A. I. Yoder, assisted by Bro. S. E. Allgyer. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington

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