Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1933

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GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVI, No. 23 - September 7, 1933, p. 495

Good. ­ Lizzie N., wife of Daniel N. Good, died at her home near Hinkletown, Pa., at 12:45 P.M. Thursday, after an illness of complications; aged 49 y. 10 m. 14 d. She had been ill for over 21 years, having never been strong and hearty from childhood. She was resigned to go and selected for her text I Thes. 4: 13 to the end of the chapter. She was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite church since she was 20 years old. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons (Samuel, Noah, and David), and 4 brothers (Elam, Jonas, John, and David Horst). Funeral services were held at the house by Amos Martin in English, and at the church by Frank Horst in English, and by Joseph Hosteter in German. The same text was used at the church. Burial on Monday.

Becher. ­ John, son of the late Joseph and Mary Becher, was born near Harrisburg, Stark Co., Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1864. At the age of seventeen years he united with the Beech Mennonite Church, in which faith he continued until the end. For the past number of months he suffered from dropsy, and on Thursday morning, Aug. 10, 1933, he peacefully fell asleep; aged 69 y. 7 m. 5 d. He died on the same homestead where he was born. Besides his parents, 1 brother-Daniel-preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 brothers: Christian and Joseph, of the home; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred Jossie, Sandyville, O., and Mrs. Jonas Conrad, Louisville, O. Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church, in charge of the bishop, O. N. Johns, assisted by the brethren Alvin Hostetler and John D. Miller. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller. ­ Harry Beechy, son of Clarence and Mary (Beechy) Miller, was born June 16, 1916; died Aug. 13, 1933 from drowning; aged 17 y. 1 m. 28 d. Harry became a member of the Holly Grove Mennonite Church near Westover, Md., Oct. 27, 1928. His sudden death has been a loud call to his many associates to "Prepare to meet thy God." He is survived by his parents, 1 sister, 2 brothers, 2 grandfathers, 1 grandmother, 6 uncles, 9 aunts, 6 great-uncles, 9 great-aunts, besides a host of relatives and friends. Two brothers and 1 grandmother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 15 in the home oby Bro. George Hostetler, and at the Holly Grove Church by the brethren A. C. Ogburn and Aaron Mast. Interment in the Holly Grove Cemetery.

"One bright afternoon he left us;
How little we thought 'twas goodbye;
But ere the night had fallen,
He answered the summons on high."

Stahl. ­ Sister Amanda Stahl was born Jan. 23, 1876; died Aug. 22, 1933; aged 57 y. 6 m. 29 d. Sister Stahl was the daughter of the late J. M. Lohr and was married twice. Her first husband, Joseph J. Yoder, died 17 years ago. The children surviving from this marriage are: Dorsey Yoder and Mrs. Walter Blough and 6 grandchildren. Her second husband, Jacob G. Stahl, died 3 years ago. The surviving step-children are: Ira and Austin Stahl of Davidsville; Howard and George Stahl of Hollsopple; Mrs. Oscar Mishler, Davidsville; Mrs. Leonard Naugle and Miss Ruth Stahl of Johnstown, and Mrs. Lloyd Croyle of Thomas Mills. Five sisters also survive: Mrs. Jacob Livingstone, Mrs. Simon Kaufman, Mrs. Calvin Layman, Mrs. Ammon Blough, and Mrs. Irvin Blough, all of Davidsville. Sister Stahl was a member of the Mennonite church about 34 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough church on Aug. 24, by Bros. James Saylor, Harry C. Blough, and L. A. Blough. Interment in Blough Cemetery.

Swartzentruber. ­ Christian L. Swartzentruber was born near Oakland, Md., Jan, 16, 1904; died Aug. 4, 1933 near Middletown, Del. He with a helper named Adams was returning from Baltimore in one of the big Victor Lynn line trucks, and some time after midnight, for reasons unknown, ran into a concrete abutment wrecking the truck which caught fire immediately. It will never be certainly known if they were killed outright in the crash, or were overcome in the flames that followed. Rescuers and a fire department after subduing the flames, discovered the men, Christ lying rather on top of the other man beside the truck on the ground very near the detached gasoline tank, and both burned beyond recognition. First reports were to the effect that the accident was caused by lightning either striking the truck or blinding the driver. This, however, is without support since it is known that the thunder shower was over and the moon shone clearly at the time of the accident. Bro. Christian accepted Jesus in his youth and was received into the visible church by water baptism in January, 1919, remaining a member of the Greenwood A. M. congregation until death. He was united in marriage to Sister Arie Bawel of near Greenwood, Del., on Sept. 29, 1930. He was a kind and faithful husband, and lived in this union for nearly three years. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his companion, his father, 6 brothers, 1 sister, his step-mother, one half-brother and sister, as well as a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held at the Greenwood church on Aug. 7, conducted by John S. Mast of Elverson, Pa. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVI, No. 24 - September 14, 1933, p. 527, 528

Reichard. ­ Susan Reichard, aged 82 y. 11 m. 23 d., died after a brief illness at her home near Pond Bank. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 16 by Harvey E. Shank at the home. Text. Rev. 1: 17, 18. Burial in the Lutherna cemetery in Fayetteville, Pa.

Lee. ­ Wesley Lee died at the home of his sister (Mrs. Grooms) in Pond Bank, Pa., Sept. 2, 1933. He was in the Chambersburg Hospital for 2 weeks, where he underwent an operation. He was received into the church by baptism five days before his death. He died trusting in the Lord. Services were conducted in the home and the Pond Bank Mennonite Church by Harvey E. Shank. Text, Num. 16: 48. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Leatherman. ­ Mary D. (Miller) Leatherman of Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., died Aug. 28, 1933, aged 59 yrs. She was the widow of Christian M. Leatherman, who died several years ago. One of her brothers (Joseph D. Miller) died one month ago. She was sick for several weeks with intestinal troubles. Her two daughters preceded her in death. She is survived by 3 brothers (Peter, Samuel, and Daniel Miller), 2 sisters (Lizzie Miller and Mrs. Jacob Leatherman). Services were conducted by Enos Wismer assisted by A. O. Histand and Jacob Rush. She was a member of the Deep Run Congregation for many years.

Leatherman. ­ Carolyn, daughter of Joseph G. and Annie Leatherman, died Aug. 31, 1933; aged 6 y. 18 d. She was sick three days at first thought to be appendicitis. On Wednesday afternoon she was taken to Abington Hospital, where it was found she was suffering with pneumonia, and died Thursday morning. For several months she was living with Wilson Overholt. She was buried Sept. 4 at Deep Run. This was the third funeral in six days at the church and all three were Leathermans. Services were conducted by Jacob Rush assisted by Enos Wismer. She is survived by her parents, 4 sisters, 2 grandmothers, and a host of friends. She was a very bright girl and had intended to start to go to school on Sept. 5.

Leatherman. ­ Theodore K., son of John and Eliza Leatherman, died Aug. 27, 1933; aged 36 y. 9 m. 26 d. He was born in the Deep Run section of Bucks Co., Pa. He was married to Rachel Mill. For a number of years he was caretaker of the Deep Run Mennonite church and cemetery. About four years ago he took up the duties of steward of Frederick Old People's Home, an institution of the New Mennonite Conference. On Saturday, Aug. 26, he with his wife came home to his parents. He took sick in the evening with a heart attack, of which he had at different times suffered before. He passed away the next morning. He is survived by his wife, his parents, 1 brother (Harvey), 2 sisters (Anna and Mrs. Raymond Rush). He joined the Deep Run Church in his youth and always remained faithful. Services were conducted by Jacob Rush assisted by Wilson Overholt, Enos Wismer, and A. O. Histand.

Swarr. ­ Levi G. Swarr, son of the late Jacob and Maria (Groff) Swarr, was born April 5, 1856; died at his home in Mechanics Grove, Pa., Aug. 6, 1933; aged 77 y. 4 m. 1 d. Death was caused by a complication of ailments. He had been in failing health for some time, and was confined to his bed for five weeks. He was one of the founders of the Mechanics Grove Mennonite Church and a trustee for a number of years. He held the office of deacon for the past 14 years. He was very much interested in and devoted to his church and lived a good Christian life. He was a kind and loving neighbor, husband, and father; always wanted to do good to others. Besides his wife, who before marriage was Mary A. Shenk, he leaves these children: Annie and Lizzie at home, and Mrs. Dallas R. Bomberger of Akron, Pa. Two grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bear of Scranton, Pa., also survive. Private services were held at the home Aug. 9, with public services at Mechanics Grove Mennonite Church. Sermon by Bishop Abram Martin. Text, Rev. 14: 13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Rest on, dear father, your labor is o'er;
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friendon earth like you we'll find."
--By the Family.

Winey. ­ Caleb, son of Bishop Samuel and Sarah Winey, was born Feb. 24, 1849, in Snyder Co., Pa.; died Aug. 30, 1933, at the Bethesda Mennonite Hospital, Goessel, Kans.; aged 84 y. 6 m. 6 d. He spent his boyhood and early young manhood near his birthplace. On Jan. 1, 1874 he was married to Mary Graybill. The first five years of their married life were spent near Richfield, Pa. In Feb., 1879 he and his wife and two children left Pennsylvania with the purpose of settling in what was then a pioneer and unbroken country. Their first home was a two-room sod-house in Osborne Co., Kans. In this same year a meeting was held in one of the homes of the community to organize a Mennonite church. Three trustees were appointed and Caleb Winey was one of these three. On Oct. 19, 1879, eight months after arriving in Kansas, he was ordained as a minister of the Osborne Co. congregation. After experiencing ten years of the difficulties of pioneering in this community, the family moved to a farm near Peabody, Kans. This has since been the family home and except for brief intervals and the last six years he lived there. During that time he served the Catlin congregation as a regular minister. About seven years ago paralysis began to make him helpless and for the last six years he had been confined to his bed and wheel-chair. For the last five years he has required hospital care. During this time he appreciated the many friends who visited him.
Ten years ago his wife preceded him in death. He had been the oldest of five sons, all of whom preceded him. One son died in infancy. The following survive: 1 son, Samuel G. Winey, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 5 daughters: Laura (Mrs. J. H. Newcomer, Peabody, Kans.), Katie (Mrs. C. A. Good, Burrton, Kans.), Frances (Mrs. C. W. Cooprider, Windon, Kans.), Ruth (Mrs. Potter, Springfield, Mo.), and Celia (Mrs. Edd Landes, Colorado Springs, Colo.). There are also 19 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the home and at the Catlin church, both near Peabody, Kans., and were in charge of Bishops H. A. Diener and Joe Hartzler. Burial in adjoining church cemetery.

*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVI, No. 25 - September 21, 1933, p. 542, 543

Speicher. ­ Bro. Stephen Speicher was born Aug. 2, 1867; died Sept. 3, 1933; aged 66 y. 1 m. 1 d. Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at the Stahl meeting house, in charge of W. C. Hershberger, Sanford Shetler, and John Mumaw. Bro. Speicher was received into the Church about six months ago. We are glad that he saw the need of coming to Christ, even at such a late hour. May God bless his soul.

Moose. ­ Harold Arvon, son of Menno and Saloma Moose, died Sept. 5, 1933; aged 1 y. 6 d. He leaves father, mother, two sisters, three brothers, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Church near New Wilmington, Pa., in charge of the home ministers. Text, Mark 10: 14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Our darling boy who left his home
To go and join his Savior,
Has won his crown and bids us come,
To live with him forever."

Yoder. ­ Wilbur James, infant son of Joe H. and Ina (Hamilton) Yoder, was born June 3, 1933 and silently passed on to the prepared home for the innocent ones, one brother and a sister having preceded him. He leaves one brother, father and mother, grandparents, and other relatives to mourn his silent passing on. Though a silent messenger, the message may be weighty and will apply under Rom. 8: 28: "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Torkelson. ­ Rosa Ettgrs Torkelson was born near Hiawatha, Kans., July 31, 1892; died Aug. 25, 1933; aged 41 y. 25 d. On Feb. 23, 1910, she was married to Emil Torkelson, who with the following children remain to mourn the loss of a wife and mother. Earnest now in Pennsylvania, Sherman, Bennet, Arthur, Norman and Kenneth at home. She united with the Mennonite Church Nov. 1, 1925, and remained a faithful member until her death which was due to complications combined with high blood pressure. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at Duchess, Alta., Aug. 27, 1933. Services in charge of H. B. Ramer. Text, II Cor. 5: 1. The remains were laid to rest in the Duchess Cemetery.

Burkholder. ­ Ezra Burkholder was born in Ontario Aug. 1, 1862; died at his home near Molalla, Oreg., Sept. 1, 1933, where he has resided 23 years; aged 71 y. 1 m. He moved to Kansas in his youth and was married to Ada Kauffman April 2, 1896. They moved to Oregon in 1900. He accepted the grace of God and was baptized Feb. 17, 1924, and continued in the fellowship of the Bethel congregation and a member of the Mennonite Church until death. He is survived by his loving companion, now a widow, 3 sons, 6 daughters, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and 13 grandchildren. The children are Lester, Grace Emmert, Mrs. Vera Wickwire, Mrs. Ida Wickwire, Mrs. Nettie Lepinsky, and Fred, Earl, Ruth and Gladys at home.

Schrock. ­ Earl M., youngest son of Elmer and Nora (Troyer) Schrock, was born near Amboy, Ind., Sept. 10, 1915. On Sept. 1, 1933, while mowing with a span of mules, he was fatally injured, and passed away 24 hours later at a hospital in Peru, Ind. He lacked eight days of being 18 years of age. He leaves father, mother, 1 sister (Ina), 2 brothers (Eldon at present of California, and Carl). In early youth he united with the Mennonite Church at the Howard-Miami congregation. That he was held in high esteem by old and young was manifested by the large concourse of people who assembled at the funeral held on Sept. 5, 1933, conducted by Jacob K. Bixler. Text Eccl. 12: 1. Interment in the Mast Cemetery. Our brother's tragic passing should warn us all of the necessity of being ready for death or His coming, and that a life "in Christ" is the only preparation worth while.

Schrock. ­ Violet Mary, daughter of William and Mary Schrock of Albany, Oreg., quietly passed away at her home June 25, 1933; aged 4 m. 18 d. She suffered from bronchitis, which later developed into pneumonia. She leaves her parents, 1 brother and 2 sisters (Marvin, Alice and Lillian), 4 grandparents (Bro. and Sister Jos. Schrock and Bro. and Sister C. C. Steckley), and 1 great-grandmother (Sister Katie Kipfer) all of Albany, besides a host of other relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death. Though her stay on earth was short she endeared herself to her family and friends who humbly submit to the will of God in their sorrow.

"Though cast down, we're not forsaken;
Though afflicted, not alone.
Thou didst give and Thou has taken,
Blessed Lord, 'Thy will be done.'"

Funeral services at the Fairview Church conducted by C. R. Gerig and N. A. Lind. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery.

Oaks. ­ William Henry Franklin, son of Samuel and Mary Oaks, was born in Ohio Sept. 18, 1871; died at his home hear Fairview, Mich., July 15, 1933; aged 61 y. 3 m. 27 d. In 1898 he was united in marriage to Barbara Schrock. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and united with the Brethren Church in which faith he remained until death. He leaves his deeply bereaved companion, 3 sons (Charlie Henry, Leo William, and Oscar Franklin), 1 daughter (Elva Mae Hershberger), 6 grandchildren (all of Fairview), 2 brothers, and many friends. He had been sick in bed for several weeks with one trouble then another, but thought he was on his way to recovery when very suddenly the spirit took its flight. Funeral services were held July 18 at the Fairview Church by Brethren Menno Esch of this place and Harvey Good of Prescott. Many sympathizing friends from far and near were present.

"Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe when storms are o'er
On the border and we left them
Soon to meet to part no more."

Bender. ­ Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Catherine Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Aug. 12, 1871; died at her home in Kalona, Iowa, Aug. 17, 1933; aged 62 y. 5 d. At the age of 17 years she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. Dec. 21, 1893, she was united in marriage with John C. Bender. To this union were born 4 daughters: Martha (Mrs. Ed Zook), Katie (Mrs. John Swartz), Naoma (at home), Mary (Mrs. Sam T. Miller). She leaves her bereaved husband, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 2 uncles, 3 aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Four years ago she was afflicted with diabetes and a stroke, which left her partly blind. The last two years she was confined to her bed and almost blind. She suffered six paralytic strokes, and often expressed herself ready to go when the Lord so willed. Short funeral services were conducted at the hosue by Joe Brenneman in English, and at Ben M. Millers in German by Edwin Hershberger and others. Burial in the Gingerich graveyard.

"God, who wisdom never faileth,
Knoweth what is for us best;
He has borne our loving mother
To her everlasting rest."

Roth. ­ Daniel K. Roth was born in Barnville, France, July 8, 1848; died at the Deaconess Hospital, Salem, Oreg., Aug. 30, 1933; aged 85 y. 1 m. 22 d. Death was due to an attack of heart failure. Bro. Roth came to America in 1871, locating first at Detroit, Mich., later moving to Wayne Co., Ohio, and then to Logan Co., coming to Albany, Oreg., in 1909. Since the death of his wife he made his home at the Deaconess Hospital in Salem. He was married to Mary Conrad Feb. 19, 1874, who died Nov. 9, 1891. This union was blessed with 1 daughter and 2 sons. He was married the second time to Anna Conrad Feb. 1893, who died Sept. 19, 1927. This union was blessed with 1 son. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Sarah Guth, Metamora, Ill.; Levi C. Roth, Yakima, Wash.; David E. Roth, Pontiac, Ill.; Dan A. Roth, Lebanon, Oreg.; also 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Bro. Roth was the youngest of 7 brothers and 4 sisters, all of whom preceded him in death. Funeral services at the Fairview church near Albany, Oreg., Sept. 1, 1933, conducted by C. R. Gerig and N. A. Lind. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.

Weaver. ­ Isaac M., son of Martin M. and Mary L. Weaver, and a great-grandson of the late Bishop George Weaver (who officiated in the Weaverland-Groffdale district sixty years ago), was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 21, 1901; died while bathing in a small stream and pool near his home in the presence of his family on the evening of July 18, 1933; aged 32 y. 2 m. 27 d. The doctors rather thought he died of heart trouble. He is survived by his sorrowing wife, who was Alma Horst, before her marriage, and 3 children (Helen, Martin and Maurice), his grandfather (Samuel Martin), and his grandmother (Mrs. George Weaver, Sr.), and also 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at New Holland, where his seat was seldom vacant and where he was always willing to support all the activities of the Church. Of a quiet disposition and pleasing companionship, he had numerous friends who were greatly moved and saddened when the word went out that this change, from perfect health to the embrace of death had so suddenly overtaken him. Funeral services were held July 22 at the New Holland meetinghouse, where Brethren John M. Sauder, and Noah N. Sauder preached from John 16: 32 (selected by the family), and Psa. 39: 46; and Brethren Noah H. Mack and Nelson Litwiller of South America, preached to an overflow meeting in the basement. Over fifteen hundred people viewed the remains after the services. Interment was made in the Groffdale Cemetery. ­M. G. Weaver.

Zook. ­ Elizabeth Hooley Kauffman Zook, daughter of David and Fanny (Hartzler) Hooley, was born Sept. 13, 1861, near Belleville, Pa.; died at her home in Hesston, Kans., Sept. 4, 1933; aged 71 y. 11 m. 21 d. She was the fourth of a family of ten children of whom six yet remain. The past two and one-half years she was an invalid, but only during the past six months did she require constant care both night and day. She was always quiet and patient during her illness, which made it a pleasure to care for her. She suffered several strokes at different times. Due to her prolonged illness gangrenous ulcers developed just prior to her death. On Sept. 7, 1882, she was married near Belleville, Pa., to Shem J. Kauffman. To this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters: Thomas (deceased), Emma (deceased), Maggie, wife of Roy Miller, Windom, Kans., Fannie (deceased), Christ of Hesston, Bertha (deceased), Keturah of Hesston, Chauncey of Akron, Ohio, and Levi of Detroit, Mich. In 1902 the family moved to West Liberty, Ohio, where the father died one year later. On Oct. 20, 1908, she was married to John M. Zook, then of Conway, Kans., and with the exception of a few years spent near Tofield, Alberta, Can., she lived in Kansas until her death. In her early life she accepted Christ as her Savior uniting with the Mennonite Church and remaining faithful to the end. She greatly enjoyed reading the Bible and when she was unable to read she desired others to read for her. She leaves her husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 5 step-sons, and 2 step-daughters, 10 grandchildren, 29 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren, 6 brothers and sisters (Mrs. J. M. Yoder, Goshen, Ind., J. M. Hooley; Ivyland, Penn., David H. and Mrs. S. J. Zook, West Liberty, Ohio, Mrs. J. Y. Hartzler, Belleville, Pa., Mrs. J. A. Zook, Morgantown, Pa.); also a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral services at Hesston College Church were in charge of the ministers Burkhart, Kauffman, and Buckwalter. Further services were held at the West Liberty Church, near McPherson, Kans., in charge of Bro. J. G. Hartzler, where interment was made.

*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVI, No. 26 - September 28, 1933, p. 558, 559

Goyette. ­ Walter Goyette was born in Canada, Sept. 27, 1849; died near Bad Axe, Mich., Sept. 8, 1933. He leaves to mourn his departure, 4 sons, 1 daughter, and many friends. He accepted Christ as his Savior about four years ago, and became a member of the Pigeon River A. M. Church and remained faithful till the end, leaving a bright testimony that all was well. The funeral services were held at the County Home, near Bad Axe, Mich., by M. S. Zehr (I Cor. 15: 34-58), and at the Pigeon Church by Edwin Albright (Dan. 12: 13). Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Shreiner. ­ Kathryn, daughter of Harry E. and Katie Shreiner, died Aug. 27, 1933; aged 8 y. 11 m. 21 d. She took sick Saturday afternoon while at church service, and died Sunday evening. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers (Lester and Henry), 2 sisters (Mabel and Susan), 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather, and a host of friends. Services were conducted in the home, and the Erb's Mennonite Church by Bros. Joe Boll, Henry Lutz, and John W. Weaver. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Kathryn, thou was mild and lovely,
And thy stay on earth was short,
But we hope to meet again,
In that heavenly home above.

Miller. ­ Paul Henry, son of Bro. James and Sister Mamie Miller, died Sept. 9, 1933; aged 9 y. 5 m. 12 d. Paul was a bright active boy. He had a sore on his foot, but it was not thought to be anything serious, but blood poison set in. He was taken to the hospital and then had taken pneumonia and in a week's time he was called to his reward. He is survived by father, mother, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters all at home; also 1 grandmother. Paul was the first one to break the family circle. It was hard for the family to give him up, but they can have the blessed hope that it is well with him, he is now at rest. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 11 at the Blough Mennonite Church by Bros. Harry C. Blough, L. A. Blough, and Jas. Saylor. Interment in the Blough Cemetery.

Lehman. ­ Sarah A., daughter of Noah and Sarah Bomberger Cockley, was born at Huntsdale, Pa., Dec. 27, 1869; died at her home near Chambersburg, Pa., Sept. 13, 1933; aged 63 y. 8 m. 16 d. Dec. 20, 1892, she was married to Peter H. Lehman of Chambersburg, Pa., who survives her. To this union were born two sons, Noah C., and Samuel D., both of whom also survive as well as 3 grandchildren and 1 brother, H. C. Cockley. Sister Lehman gave her heart to Christ in her young years and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 45 years. She suffered from a lingering illness for a number of years, and for the past three months was unable to lie down. Through all her suffering she was patient and resigned to the will of the Lord and expressed her readiness to go whenever He should call. She had made all arrangements for her funeral some years ago, and these were carried out according to her wishes. The funeral was held from her late home and at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church on Sept. 16 with Bros. John S. Burkholder and Harvey E. Shank in charge. Text, "father, into thy hands I commend my spirit" (Luke 23: 46). Interment in the cemetery near the church.

Smoker. ­ Lydia M. (Stoltzfus) Smoker, widow of David R. Smoker, was born Feb. 7, 1866; died Aug. 16, 1933; aged 67 y. 6 m. 10 d. She died at the home of her daughter at Monterey. She was a member of the Weavertown Amish Church until death. Her illness was of a year's duration from complications, spending nearly all that time in bed, being very patient in her sufferings. Her husband, 2 sons, and 1 daughter preceded her in death. She is survived by these children: John of Groffdale; Mrs. John Stoltzfus, with whom she resided; Reuben of Limeville, Joshua of Weavertown, Isaac of Paradise, Abner of Mascot, Levi of Leola; also 52 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Stephen F. Stoltzfus and John A. Stoltzfus, both of near Mechanicsburg). Funeral services were held Aug. 18 at Weavertown Church, conducted by John S. Mast, Elverson, Pa., assisted by George W. Beiler of Intercourse, Pa. Text, Jno. 16: 22.

"Dearest mother, you are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us
As you always were before."
--By her daughter.

Moyer. ­ Barbara, widow of the late Christian H. Moyer of Vineland, Ont., passed away at Vineland, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Steward, on Monday, Aug. 7, 1933; aged 95 y. 3 d. She was the last of the family of Abraham Kratz, for many years deacon of the Moyer Church at the "Twenty." Born Aug. 4, 1838, she was the oldest resident of the district, having resided near her birthplace during her lifetime. She was first united in marriage to Jacob F. Rittenhouse and resided on the farm near Campden. He died in 1894. Three sons and two daughters were born to them, of whom Mrs. Steward of Vineland and Moses Rittenhouse of British Honduras survive her. She was married the second time, in 1909, to Christian H. Moyer, who predeceased her. For many years she was a member of the Mennonite Church and was deeply interested in the Church and in Christian work. One of her last requests was that at her funeral services the minister should not preach about her, but preach to the young people that they should turn from the sins of life and live close to the Lord. She has left behind her a full quota of years and a blessed hope for the life to come. Services were held Aug. 9. Her remains were laid by the side of her first husband in the cemetery near Campden. Services conducted by S. F. Coffman. Text, Gen. 25: 8.

Byler. ­ John A., son of Adam D. Byler and Annie Bender, was born Jan. 17, 1885, in Lawrence Co., Pa.; died at his home near Kalona, Ia., Sept. 13, 1933; aged 48 y. 7 m. 27 d. At the age of 11 years he moved with his parents to Geauge Co., Ohio. On Oct. 5, 1911, he was united in marriage to Amanda Knepp, to which union were born 5 sons and 6 daughters: Leslie, Leona, Mary, Dorothy, Henry, Carmella, Ella, Irene, Vernon, John Jr., and Vera all at home. He united with the Amish Mennonite church when a young man and remained faithful until death. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, children, 6 brothers and 2 sisters: William of Dover, De.; Daniel of Middlefield, Ohio; Henry of New Wilmington, Pa.; Enoch of Atlantic, Pa.; Gideon, and Lena, wife of Ammon D. Miller, of Dover, Del.; Adam of Burton, Ohio; and Annie, wife of Eli J. Miller, also of Dover, Del; and a host of relatives and friends. Since the age of 12 he has suffered more or less from asthma. The last year or so it seemed as if he was free from the disease, but the heart and liver were left in a weakened condition. The last week of his life he suffered severe heart attacks, but he bore the pain patiently and was not given to complaining but put his trust in the Lord.

Farewell, dear wife, children, brothers and sisters;
My Savior has now called me home.
At the gates of the City Eternal,
I'll watch and wait till you come.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 16, at the East Union Mennonite church. They were conducted by Bros. Elmer Swartzendruber and Amos Swartzendruber in the German language and by D. J. Fisher in English.

Kenagy. ­ Sarah Ann (Greaser) Kenagy, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Rutt) Greaser was born Nov. 3, 1859, near Wooster, O.; and departed this life at the family home near Garden City, Mo., Aug. 31, 1933; aged 73 y. 9 m. 28 d., after a brief illness of only a few hours caused by a heart attack. At the age of 16 y. she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church, being a charter member of the Bethel Congregation of which she was always a loyal supporter. On Dec. 16, 1877 she was united in marriage to Rufus A. Kenagy, with whom she shared the joys and sorrows of life for nearly 56 years. This Christian home was blessed with 4 sons and 1 daughter and to them she was a tender counselor and an earnest intercessor for their salvation and well-being. Sister Kenagy was a devoted Christian. She served patiently and quietly as a kind, helpful neighbor and friend, especially remembering the sick and those who were in need. Her sudden departure came as a shock to the family and entire community, but she, realizing the uncertainty of life, had completed plans and arrangements for her passing. She leaves to mourn her going, a devoted companion, 1 daughter (Mrs. Bessie May Garber, Colorado Spgs., Colo.), 4 sons (Alvin of Santa Monica, Calif., Edwin, Irvin and Owen of near Garden City, Mo.); also Lucy Ann (Culp) Broyles of Kansas City, Mo., who was reared in this home, 1 brother ((Amandus Greaser), 25 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral was conducted on Sept. 3, at the home by Joe C. Driver and at the Bethel Church by I. G. Hartzler, Joe C. Driver, and W. E. Helmuth. She chose her own funeral texts as follows: John 14: 1, 2, 3; II Tim 4: 7, 8.

Dear Heavenly Father, hold my hand
Each moment, lest I fall;
There is the power to keep-my part
To let Thee, that is all.
I dare not take one step alone,
And oh, 'tis sweet to know
The loving, mighty, tender clasp
Will never let me go.

Brubaker. ­ Isaac H., son of the late Isaac and Annie (Herr) Brubaker, was born June 7, 1858, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at his home near Landisville, Pa., Sept. 2, 1933; aged 75 y. 2 m. 26 d. Death was caused by heart trouble, with its complications, after an illness of eight months. With his companion, he united with the Mennonite Church soon after their marriage, and was a member of the Erisman congregation, where he was ordained minister Aug. 7, 1907. He was ordained to the office of bishop Aug. 25, 1920. Even though he was not called to this office until past the middle of his life, he had the welfare of the Church very much at heart, and always took a firm stand for the principles of the faith, and it may well be said of him, "He being dead yet speaketh." Health failing, he desired to be assisted in his official duties, and in March of 1930 Bro. Henry E. Lutz of Mt. Joy was ordained, and is now serving in the duties of that office. He was married to Lizzie H., daughter of Christian and Annie Brubaker, of near Millersville. To this union were born six children, three of whom preceded him in death-Emma, Susie and Anna (who was married to Christian B. Snyder of near Lititz). Besides his wife he is survived by these children: Christian B., residing on a farm near home; Lizzie B., wife of Martin G. Metzler; and Isaac B., at home; also 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Albert H. Erb). Funeral services were held Sept. 5, with a short service at the home, with further services at the Landisville Mennonite Church. Sermon by Bishop Henry Lutz. Text. Zech. 1: 5. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"He sleeps, he sleeps,
And never more,
Will his footsteps fall by the old home door,
Nor his voice be heard with its loving tone
By the lone ones left around his own hearthstone,
He has gone, he has gone to his home afar-
To the beautiful land,
Where the angels are."

*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah

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