Ruhl - Kenneth E. Ruhl, infant son of Arthur and Esther Ebersole Ruhl, was born April 5, at their home near Mt. Joy, Pa.; died April 8; aged 3 days. Private funeral services conducted by Bro. Henry E. Lutz. Burial in Kraybills cemetery.
"We loved Kenneth, yes we loved him,
But Jesus loved him more;
And He has sweetly taken our darling
To yonder shining shore."
Jones - Sister Gertie K. (Eash) Jones was born in Conemaugh Township, Somerset Co., Pa., June 15, 1861; died April 19, 1935; aged 73 y. 10 m. 5 d. She was married to Samuel J. Jones, June 25, 1882 in Lagrange Co., Ind. They were the parents of 11 children, as follows: Harvey J., Joseph F., Fannie (wife of Franklin Manges), Cloyd W., Amelia M. (wife of Charles Hironimus), Clarence S., Abraham L., Lydia J., Henry, Maggie L., and Eleonora N. The last five named preceded their mother in death. She is also survived by 3 brothers (Joseph J., John and Tobias Eash) and 1 sister (Lydia, wife of Solomon Eppley), 4 half-brothers (Jonathan, Samuel, George, and Harry Eash), and 1 half-sister (Katie, wife of Charles Kaltenbaugh); also 44 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Her husband was instantly killed by lightning while in the field many years ago. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for fifty-two years, holding her membership in the Blough congregation at the time of her death. Funeral services were held in the home of her son, near Hollsopple, Pa., by S. G. Shetler, assisted by I. M. Holsopple. The body was laid to rest in the Blough cemetery.
Weaver - Horace E., son of the late Benjamin and Mary L. Weaver, was born July 28, 1901; died at his late home in terre Hill, Pa., Feb. 28, 1935; aged 33 y. 7 m. This young brother was a grandson of the late Bishop Benjamin Weaver. At the age of about 16 he united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member, diligent in attending Sunday school and church services. His father preceded him seven years ago. He then decided to stay with his widowed mother and assist her in her business until his youngest brother was old enough to help her in the store. About three months before his death he was united in marriage to Sister Della Bowman. They together purchased a little home, had it furnished, and just started to share each other's joys, etc., when he was afflicted with an attack of rheumatism which later developed complications. He peacefully passed away, and we believe fell asleep in Jesus. He was a noble young man who made himself useful in many ways to many people. For some years he assisted H. E. Reesor, funeral director. He leaves to mourn his departure his bride of only a few months, his widowed mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and numerous friends. Funeral services were held at Weaverland on March 3 at which time there were gathered together about 2000 people to pay their tribute of respect. Services were conducted by Brethren John W. Weaver and George N. Good.
Schmucker - Burdella Mae Schmucker, daughter of Harvey and Mary Sommers, was born near Paris, Stark Co., Ohio, Oct. 23, 1905; died at her home in Canton, Ohio, April 13, 1935; aged 29 y. 5 m. 20 d. On May 19, 1928, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Schmucker. To this union were born 2 children. She leaves to mourn her early departure, her husband, 1 daughter (Esther Ruth), 1 son (Norwood Dean), her mother (Mrs. Mary Sommers of Louisville, O.), and 4 sisters and 5 brothers: Mrs. Chester Hostetler, Mrs. Alvin Helmuth, Goldie, Ruby, Ira, Ford, Willis, Kenneth, and Dean, all of Louisville, O. Also many other relatives and friends. Her father preceded her in death by seventeen days. One sister, Iva, also preceded her. At the age of thirteen, she confessed Christ and accepted Him as her Savior. She was baptized and united with the Beech Mennonite church. She continued faithfully in her church activities until the end. She was a faithful and loving companion and mother, devoted to her home duties, and seemingly was much needed in the home, but the Heavenly Father thought it best to take her to His home above, and we would therefore say, "Thy will be done." Death was caused by influenza, resulting in complications. Funeral services were held in the Beech Mennonite church, in charge of the home bishop, O. N. Johns. Text, Amos 4:12. Intermen in adjoining cemetery.
Erb - Mary (Jausi) Erb was born near Wellesley, Ont., Dec. 14, 1875; died at her home near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Mar. 31, 1935; aged 59 y. 3 m. 17 d. She died from complications setting in as a result of influenza. After a short illness of almost two weeks, during which she suffered greatly but bore her afflictions patiently; death came to her relief early Sunday morning. She gave her heart to Christ and united with the Mennonite Church in her youth. For the last 17 years she was a member of the West Fairview church near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., where she continued a faithful member, doing what she could to help advance the cause of Christ and the church. She was married to Jacob Erb Feb. 18, 1897. To this union were born 5 children. Eva and Hazel died in infancy. Besides this Clara Roth of Beaver Crossing, Delmar and Doris, at home, together with her loving husband, remain to mourn her departure. She also leaves her aged mother, 84 years old. Her father passed on before. One sister, Mrs. Lena Moberly, Hemmingford, Nebr., preceded her in deather. There remain also of her family, Mrs. Nancy Schweitzer and Mrs. Lizzie Erb of Milford; John Jausi of Seward; Mrs. Susie Donford of Mason City, Ia.; Mrs. Sarah Zimmerer of Beaver Crossing; Peter Jausi of Seward; and Mrs. Emma Stutzman of Woodriver. She also leaves 8 grandchildren, and many other relatives, and a host of friends. Burial took place April 2, at the West Fairview church in charge of Wm. R. Eicher, Geo. Miller and Ezra Roth. Texts, II Cor. 4:11 to 5:10; Prov. 14:32, Eccl. 12. Interment in cemetery near the church.
Harris - Ellen Eunice Harris, daughter fo Bro. and Sister
W. E. Harris, was born April 5, 1919; died April 15, 1935 at her
home south of Kenmare, N. D.; aged 16 y. 10 d. Death came as a
result of bronchial pneumonia. She took to her bed on April 3,
and was there until she passed away. She suffered poor health
since she was 3 years old. During her last illness she suffered
greatly, and we soon saw that she could not long be with us. Ellen
has gone to be with Jesus, of whom she often spoke. During her
sickness she led her friends in two of her favorite songs, "Jesus
loves me" and "The prophet Daniel." She was conscious
until the last few hours often calling for her sister, Thelma,
who arrived home from Chicago Sunday night and remained by her
side, ministering to her until about 3:00 o'clock Monday afternnon,
when she peacefully passed away in the presence of her home folks.
She leaves to mourn her departure her father and mother, 2 sisters
(Thelma, and Helen her twin), 4 brothers (William, Herbert, and
Cecil, all of Chicago and Paul at home). She also leaves many
friends. On sister, Nelia Mae, preceded her in death July 30,
1907. Ellen will be sadly missed in the home as she has been a
constant care since her birth. But her pain and suffering and
bodily infirmities are now over. And although she leaves a lonely
place in our hearts we would not call her back, but humbly submit
to the Father's will. Services were conducted April 18 by Bros.
Archie and L. A. Kauffman, the latter from Minot. Immediately
following the services at the house the procession proceeded to
the Spring Valley chruch where Bro. L. C. Kauffman read I Cor.
15:1-33 and L. A. preached from Jno. 11:25, after which the home
pastor made a few closing remarks. Interment in Spring Valley
- The Family.
Wenger - Frank I., son fo the late Henry and Sallie (Swope) Wenger, was born near Linvill, Va., Oct. 19, 1883; died at the home of his father-in-law near Dayton, Va., of pneumonia, April 11, 1935; aged 51 y. 5 m. 23 d. His sudden death came as a shock to his family and many friends, he having been ill only five days. He realized his condition, and was ready and longing to leave this world of trouble and sorrow and to be at rest. The community has lost a kind neighbor, the church an active, faithful worker, and his companion a devoted husband. At the age of 16 he united with the Mennonite church, continuing in this faith to the end. He had a concern for the welfare of the church, and it was his desire to see her true and loyal to the doctrines and Christian principles as taught in the Bible. A brother minister remarked, "When there was work to do, and you needed help, you knew were to find it, and could lay your hands on him. He was always ready to assist in church work, and did not let the material things of life hinder the Lord's work." He was Sunday school superintendent for many years and after having been relieved from that work, he served as Sunday school teacher. At the time of his death he had charge of a class of boys in their early teens. He was an example of simplicity and humility and lived out the Christian principles in his daily life. We cannot understand why one so faithfully engaged in the Lord's work, should be called away so soon, but "God thought it best." "Therefore be ye also ready." He was twice married. In the fall of 1911, he was united in marriage to Pearl Shank. She died suddenly, also of pneumonia on Feb. 26, 1931. On June 7, 1933, he was married to Beulah Swope who survives him. He is also survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Mattie Hill and Elizabeth Wenger), and 4 brothers (Henry S., Benjamin, Jacob and John). Funeral services were held from Weavers Church, conducted by Bros. S. H. Rhodes and J. R. Driver. Text, Psa. 23:4. The body was taken to Augusta Co., for burial, where a short service was held at the grave, by Bro. Perry Burkholder, after which it was laid to rest in the Sprindale Cemetery by the side of his companion.
Yoder - Edna Lee (King) Yoder, daughter of Bro. and Sister H. L. King, was born Dec. 24, 1903, near Garden City, Mo.; departed this life Apr. 16, 1935; aged 31 y. 3 m. 23 d. She came to North Dakota with her parents when three years old, and resided in this state ever since. Edna united with the Mennonite church at Spring Valley near Kenmare, N. Dak., early in life and remained a faithful member and worker till God saw fit to call her home. On Nov. 24, 1927, she was united in marriage to Bro., Albert Yoder of Wolford, N. Dak., where they made their home for five years. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughter of whom 2 sons and 2 daughters preceded her in death in their infancy. Father and two brothers Ralph and Elmer, also preceded her in death. In the springof 1933 they moved near Kenmare, N. Dak. On Oct. 19, 1934, an infant daughter was taken from the home. During the sickness of little Lois her entire time was given, which proved to be too much for her condition. Soon afterwards she took sick and was cared for in the home until in January when she was taken to the Kenmare hospital where she remained 2 weeks, after which she was taken to San Haven, N. Dak., where she was at the time of her death, which was caused by consumption. She leaves to mourn her early departure a sorrowing husband, 2 sons (Vernon and Clarence), mother, 5 brothers (Samuel in Oregon, Amos in Pennsylvania, and Frank, Lloyd, and Emery, at home), besides a number of aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed in the home. She expressed a desire to get well if it was the Lord's will, but if not, she was willing to go. She asked for the motto, "All things work together for good to them that love God," to be placed on her wall. Services were held at the home on April 19 by Bros. Archie Kauffman of Kenmare and E. G. Hochstetler of Wolford, N. Dak. Services at Spring Valley church by E. G. Hochstetler, L. C. Kauffman, and Archie Kauffman. Text, I Chron. 29:15. Interment in Spring Valley Cemetery.
"A loving mother so gentle and kind,
What a wonderful memory she left behind.
Long days, long nights, she bore in pain
To wait for relief but all in vain,
But God Himself knew what was best;
He took her home and gave her rest."
Transcribed by Richele Herr, Ohio.
Sommers Andrew Sommers was born near Trail, O., Sept. 11, 1895; died at the same place very suddenly of acute Encepkalitis April 2, 1935; aged 39 y. 6 m. 21 d. He leaves his parents, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and many relatives and friends. He united with the Walnut Creek A.M. Church in his youth where he was a member to the end. Services at the Walnut Creek A.M. Church, conducted by A.W.Miller and Moses Swartzentruber, Prov. 27:1 and Psa. 90:10. Buried in cemetery near by.
Troyer Mary Ann (Hostetler) Troyer was born near Trail, O., Jan. 23, 1876; died at Wilmot, O., April 24, 1935; aged 59 y. 3 m. 1 d. She was united in marriage to Michael Troyer March 8, 1898, who preceded her nine months ago. She leaves 5 sons, 1 daughter, 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters. Her sickness was diabetes, and she died of diabetes and gangrene of foot. She united with the Walnut Creek A.M. Church in her youth where she was a member at the time of her death. Services at the Walnut Crek A.M. Church. Service opened by A.W. Miller, reading Psa. 23 and 90, with further services by R.J.Humbert of Beech City, O.
Miller Levi D. Miller was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Dec. 13, 1863; died Monday evening, April 8, 1935; aged 76 y. 3 m. 25 d. He leaves his companion and 2 brothers (Samuel J Miller of Lagrange, Ind., and Daniel S. Miller of Belleville, Pa.). He was united in marriage to Catherine Garber Jan. 4, 1885. Five years of married life were spent at Newton, Kans., 40 years in Elkhart Co., Ind., and the last 5 years in Middlebury, Ind., where he passed away. He united in church fellowship 50 years ago at the Clinton Brick Church, of which he remained a member until his death. He had been in failing health for the past 2 years, becoming seriously ill 3 weeks ago, but was bedfast only one week. During his illness he suffered intensely and expressed a desire for God to come quickly and relieve him from this earthly suffering. Funeral services were in charge of Silas Yoder and O.S.Hostetler.
Bender Amos B., son of the late Henry R. and Susan
Bear Bender, was born Dec. 17, 1873, near Mt. Joy, Pa.; died Feb.
25, 1935, at the General Hospital at Lancaster, of a fractured
skull which was caused by a fall from a grape arbor at his home.
He is survived by his wife (Annie Brubaker Bender), his aged mother,
1 sister (Lizzie, wife of Jacob Musser), 1 nephew, 2 nieces, and
a host of friends. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church
for thirty years. He was interested in the services of God's house,
and his place was seldom vacant in church or in Sunday school.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 28 at the Mt Joy Church by
Bros. Henry Lutz, Amos L. Hess, and Henry Garber. Text, Mark 13:37.
Interment in Kraybill Cemetery near Mt. Joy.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in a better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And then, sometime, we'll understand."
Martensen Ole Martensen was born in Norway, May 20, 1857; died March 11, 1935, at his home in Glen Elyn, Ill. He came to America in 1888 and lived in Chicago and vicinity until the time of his death. He was a sailor for many years before he came to America and had sailed to nearly all of the important parts of the world. It was interesting to hear him relate experiences of his travels, but more interesting still, to hear him tell how he found the Lord and what He has done for him. He accepted Christ 28 years ago and united with the Mennonite Church in Chicago, where he was a faithful member and attended regularly as long as his health permitted. He was united in marriage to Sister Anna Aschenbrenner 18 years ago, who survives him; also one sister (Hannah). Funeral services were conducted by Bro. A.H.Leaman assisted by Bro. E. Weaver.
Hunsberger Isaac, son of Michael and Rebecca Hunsberger, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., March 18, 1876; died after several months illness of ulcers of the stomach at his home in Nappanee, Ind., April 28, 1935; aged 59 y. 1 m. 10 d. Most of his life was spent around Nappanee, at his occupation as a well driller. Just a few weeks before his death he expressed a desire to live a Christian life and accepted Christ as his Savior. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and 1 brother. He is survived by 2 brothers (Aaron of Nappanee and Solomon of Osceola, Ind.), and 6 sisters (Mrs. John Loney, Elkhart; Mrs. Henry Lechlitner, Mishawaka; Mrs. Jack Conrod, Bremen; Mrs. William Burkey, Union, Mich.; Mrs. John Wilson, Elkhart; and Mrs. Reuben Lechlitner, Goshen) besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home and also at the North Main St. Mennonite Church in Nappanee, conducted by the brethren, Home F. North and Clarence A. Shank. Burial at South Union.
Snyder Harriet (Weidman) Snyder, widow of Jacob
N. Snyder was born May 21, 1850, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at
the home of her son Jacob W. Snyder, Manheim, Pa.; aged 84 y.
10 m. 18 d. She was sick almost four weeks with complications
due to infirmities of old age. She was a member of the Mennonite
Church for many years. During her sickness it was her desire to
leave this world and go to be with Christ. Grandfather passed
away ten years ago. Grandmother was well preserved for her age.
Besides the son with whom she resided, she is survived by a son
(Phares W. Snyder of Lititz), a sister (Mrs. Annie Hershey, East
Petersburg), 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral
services were held April 11 at the home by Bro. Martin Metzler
and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Frank Kreider,
John Gochnauer, and Maurice Sechrist. Text, Job 5:26. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"The room is quiet, all is still,
Her place is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long you waited for your rest,
Our blessed Lord knows what is best."
By the family.
Brenneman Sarah, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth
(Beachy) Otto, was born near Springs, Pa., Jan. 19, 1864.
In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained
a faithful member until her death. In 1886, at the age of 22,
she came to Iowa and in 1887 was married to Abraham Brenneman
of Johnson Co., Iowa. Her entire life after her marriage was spent
on the farm where she died, but her life was sorrowed in July,
1916, when her husband was killed by lightning. They had 4 children
(Emry, Katie, Erlis and Edward). Katie died in 1926. The 3 sons
all live in the home neighborhood. Besides her sons, survivors
are 15 grandchildren; 2 sisters (Mrs. Peter Brenneman of Kalona
and Mrs. Simon Maust of Grantsville, Md.), and 1 brothers (Jonas
Otto of Kalona and Daniel Otto of Grantsville, Md.). She had many
friends who mourn her passing. Her parents and 5 brothers and
sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted
by Abner G. Yoder and P.P.Swartzendruber. Text, Isa. 35:10.
"Our dear mother now has left us,
No one else can take her place;
And her memory shall be with us
Though we cannot see her face."
Ropp William Ropp, Sr., son of Joseph W. and Catherine
Ropp, was born Dec. 30, 1866; died at his home near Tremont, Ill.,
April 18, 1935; aged 68 y. 3 m. 19 d. On Feb. 13, 1890, he was
united in marriage with Elise Ehrisman who survives him with 1
daughter (Mrs. Etta Roth, Morton, Ill.) and William Jr., at home.
Three grandchildren and 3 brothers (Asa, Tremont, Ill.; Ithiel,
Amboy, Ill., and Alvin, Goshen, Ind.) and a host of relatives
and friends mourn his departure. In his early youth he accepted
Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He united with the Pleasant
Grove Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until his
death. He was very much interested in the various activities of
the Church and was a regular attendant at the services whenever
his health permitted. He had been in failing health for a number
of years and death came after a few days illness. He will be greatly
missed as a loving husband and father. Funeral services in charge
"The lights are out in the mansion of clay;
The curtains are drawn, for the dweller's away,
He silently slipped o'er the threshold of night,
To make his abode in the city of light."
Herr Levi L., son of John and Barbara Herr, was
born Oct. 26, 1843, in Adams Co., Pa. He was married to Mary Catherine
Diehl, Dec. 6, 1870. To this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters.
His wife, 2 daughters, and 2 sons preceded him in death. He is
survived by 3 daughters (Mrs. Harry Weinland, of near New Carlisle,
Ohio, where he made his home; Mrs. Anna Weldy, Wakarusa, Ind.;
and Elizabeth Herr, of Los Angeles, Calif.), 2 sons (Charles Herr
of Dayton, Ohio, and Harry Herr of West Lafayette, Ind.), 2 sisters
(Mrs. Maria Myers, Mrs. Emma Frey), and 1 brother (David Herr
of Hanover, Pa.), 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Mennonite Church of Hanover, Pa. He died
April 25, 1935; aged 91 y. 5 m. 29 d.
We miss thee from thy place, dear Father,
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine in thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care;
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
Funeral was held at the home, conducted by Daniel Augsburger, Elam Horst, and Howard Idamiller.
Martin Ida Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Mary
Brenneman, was born April 14, 1901, at Milford, Neb.; died
at her home in Albany, Oreg., April 10, 1935; aged 33 y. 11 m.
26 d. She was married to Milton R. Martin Aug. 12, 1923. She is
survived by her husband and son (Stanley B.), her aged mother,
3 brothers (Jacob of Alberta, M.E. and D.H.Brenneman of Albany,
Oreg.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Ephraim Martin, Mrs. L.I.Kenagy, Mrs.
Emma Widmer, and Mrs. S.E.Eicher of Albany, Oreg.), besides many
other relatives and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church
in her youth, in which faith she found much joy, and exercised
great loyalty and devotion. She suffered a heart attack in the
fall of 1934, from which she never fully recovered. During her
illness she often expressed the desire to depart and be with Jesus.
She manifested much interest and concern in her family, especially
in the rearing of her son, seeking to direct him into the pathway
of purity and Christian life. In her early passing the home, Church,
and community keenly feel their loss. Funeral services were held
on April 13 at the home and the Albany Mennonite Church in charge
of Paul N. Roth assisted by E.Z.Yoder and Henry Gerig.
"Mother dear, you have left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond this vale of sorrows
Tears shall all be wiped away."
Brockway Luella Brockway was born July 19, 1874, the daughter of Darius and Elsina Barr of Illinois. While she was but a baby her parents moved to Ashtabula Co., O., where she lived most of her life. She was united in marriage to George Brockway on March 20, 1891. To this union were born the following children: Mrs. Cora Tryon of Lakeville, O., Waldo Brockway of Warren, O., and Robert at home. She is also survived by 1 sister (Mrs. Marry Skinner of Saybrook, O.), and a half-brother (Byron Barr of Conneaut, O.). Mrs. and Mrs. Brockway moved to the Spartansburg, Pa., neighborhood about eight years ago. Mrs. Brockway was a fine Christian woman, devoted to her family and a true friend of all with whom she came in contact. Although she had not enjoyed good health for a number of years, she was patient and cheerful, keeping up her household duties to the end, literally being stricken at her work on Tuesday evening, April 23, at 5:30 and without regaining consciousness passed away about four hours later. Age, 60 y. 9 m. 4 d. Services in her memory were held at the Britton Run Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, Friday morning at 9 o'clock. The body was then taken to the Champion Church five miles north of Warren, O., for interment. Services were in charge of Lewis Kletzly of Britton Run and I.B.Witmer of Leetonia, O.
Risser Ezra Shenk, son of John S. and Mary Ann Risser, was born Feb. 1, 1873 at Lawn, Pa.; died at his home at Elizabethtown, April 17, 1935; aged 62 y. 2 m. 16 d. On Feb. 14, 1901, he was united in marriage to Fannie A. Brubaker, who with the following children survive him: Helen B. (wife of L. Walter Coble); Abram E. of Annville, Pa.; Teresa, John, Jay, and Eugene at home. Also the following brothers and sisters: Harvey S. Risser of Lititz; Alice (wife of Irwin Killian of Law); Bishop Noah W. Risser of Hershey; John W. Risser of Elizabethtown; Mrs. Anna Mease of Lebanon. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 21 years. He always took a deep interest in the work of the Church, and was always present at the services as long as health permitted. He was suffering for years, but was always patient through it all, thereby giving a lesson to those who were enjoying health and found cause for complaint. Funeral services were held from his late home on April 21, and at Risser's Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services were in charge of Walter Oberholtzer and Henry Lutz. Text, Rev. 7:13, 14, which had been selected by him. The family has sustained the loss of a loving and considerate father, and may our gracious Lord give much grace in our bereavement.
Schie Elizabeth C., daughter of Joseph and Hannah
Kaser, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 14, 1859; died
a the home of her son, Andy Styer, of near Millersburg, Ohio,
April 13, 1935; aged 76 y. 11 m. 29 d. On Feb. 18, 1881, she was
united in marriage to John Styer. To this union were born 4 sons
and 2 daughters (2 sons having died in infancy). The husband was
killed in a coal mine on Oct. 27, 1900. March 24, 1906, she was
again united in marriage to Charles Schie, who preceded her in
death on June 18, 1934. She was a member of the Mennonite Church
at Martins Creek, Ohio. Mother had been an invalid for 20 years,
but she bore her sorrow and suffering without a murmur. Many were
her trials and tribulations, but she never complained of her lot,
and always seemed to find comfort in the song, "The Way of
the Cross Leads Home." The cause of her death was blood poisoning.
She was sick only two days. She leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1
step-daughter, 6 step-sons, 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren,
many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at
Martins Creek church, by Bros. Calvin Mast and Simon Somers.
"I look to Thee, my Father and my God,
And tho' my loved one sleeps beneath the sod,
Her soul has gone to Thee,
She does not weep for me up there,
Her furrowed brow knows no more care,
Her joy shall endless be!"
Green Christina Lydia, daughter of John F. and
Lucy Huber, was born in Hamilton Co., Tenn., Oct. 10, 1899;
departed to be with her Savior, April 5, 1935; aged 35 y. 5 m.
25 d. She was united in marriage to Marion D. Green of Lima, Ohio,
March 29, 1919. To them were born 8 children (Robert D., M. David,
Stephen A., Olive Rosella, F. Eugene, John H., Daniel D., Ruth
Naomi) who, with the father, are bereft of a loving mother and
companion. She also leaves a father, mother, seven sisters, and
3 brothers, with a host of other relatives and friends, to mourn
her early departure. But she has only gone on before, and we have
the assurance of meeting her again, if we are faithful until He
comes. She was a loyal member of the Mennonite Gospel Mission
of Lima, Ohio, living as though momentarily expecting her Lord.
Her life was a testimony and encouragement to many. Funeral services
were held at the Lima Mission, conducted by Bro. Maurice O'Connell,
April 8. Text, Psa. 126:6 and Luke 12:40 (first clause). Burial
in the Pike Cemetery.
"Yes, Mother's gone! We miss her here!
We cannot help but shed the tear;
But then we know she's with the blest,
And oh! how sweet then is her rest!
Oh Lord! Our Lord! To Thee we pray,
Grant us again to meet some day."
Miller Joel J., son of Jacob B. and Cathryn Shetler
Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Nov. 25, 1879; died April
12, 1935; aged 55 y. 4 m. 17 d. He was one of a family of 16 children,
6 sons and 10 daughters; 6 of them have preceded him in death.
When a young man he accepted Christ, united with the Mennonite
Church and continued in this faith until death. On Oct. 25, 1907,
he was united in marriage to Barbara Swartzendruber of Iowa Co.,
Iowa, with whom he lived in matrimony 27 years. Soon after their
marriage they moved to their present home, where they had since
resided. To this union were born 2 children (Goldie and Marvin),
who with their grief-stricken mother greatly mourn his sudden
and unexpected departure. His brothers and sisters who survive
are Mrs. Simon Brenneman, Smithville, O.; Mrs. Daniel Boller,
Wayland, Ia.; Mrs. Leo Hooley, Wellman, Ia.; Mrs. Katie Kinsinger,
Parnell, Ia.; Mrs. Marion Erb, Mishawaka, Ind.; Mrs. Gid Marner,
Parnell, Ia.; Louis Miller, Wellman; George Miller, Clarion, Ia.;
and Ervin Miller, Prosser, Wash. These, with many other relatives
and friends, are left to mourn.
"Weep not for me, my family dear,
Nor shed for me a sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only sleep,
My silent slumbers, oh so sweet."
Bro. Miller was killed in an automobile accident; about 2000 people gathered at West Union Church near Wellman, Iowa, where funeral services were conducted by Bros. Abner Yoder and Harvey Yoder. Text, Prov. 27:1.
Good Elizabeth Good (nee Horning) was born
March 11, 1854, near Bowmansville; died April 12, 1935; aged 81
y. 1 m. 1 d. She was married Aaron M Good on Jan. 11, 1874, with
whom she shared life's joys and sorrows for a little over 61 years.
To this union were born 2 sons and 5 daughters. One daughter preceded
her in death. There remain her aged husband, Mary (wife of Solomon
Weber), David, Barton, Lovina (wife of Samuel Witmer), Annie (wife
of Aaron Musser), Katie (wife of Allan Weber), 27 grandchildren,
9 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, and 4 brothers. On account of
advanced age and failing health, on Dec. 3, 1932, they gave up
housekeeping to spend the evening of life with their eldest daughter.
On New Year's eve she took sick, and spent most of her time in
bed. She bore her afflictions patiently, which at times seemed
to be almost unbearable. She was permitted, apparently without
a struggle, to answer the summons and pass into her eternal reward.
She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services
were held on April 15, at the home, in charge of Noah Zimmerman,
and at Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Frank Hurst, Joseph Hostetler
and Amos Martin. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Text, II Tim.
"Into heaven's mansions she's entered.
Never to sigh or to weep;
After long years with life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."
- By a son-in-law.
Bauman Mary (Martin) Bauman was born in Waterloo
Co., March 15, 1856; died at her home near St. Jacobs, Ont., April
14, 1935; aged 79 y. 30 d. She was married to Seth Bauman, who
predeceased her 19 years ago. She was a loving and faithful mother,
always deeply concerned for the spiritual welfare of her children
and grandchildren, that they may all, without the loss of one,
be gathered in the happy home above. She was sick a very short
time, but suffered intensely for one week with abdominal flu.
Her desire was to be with the Lord and leave this body of suffering.
Often she would repeat, "Ach Gott ich bin durch Christi Blut,
Maches nur mitt meine ende Gute." Our loss is her gain. She
leaves 1 son (Menno of Hawkesville) and 4 daughters: Elizabeth
(Mrs. Suenus Martin of Stanton, Mich.); Lovina (Mrs. Menno Horst
of St. Jacobs); Mary (Mrs. Allen Knorr of Waterloo); Lydia (Mrs.
Simon Martin of Kitchener). One daughter (Anna) and one son (Joseph)
predeceased her. Funeral services were conducted at Martin's Mennonite
Church, by Urias Martin and Jesse Bauman. Texts, Rev. 21:4,; II
Tim. 4:6-8; Heb. 9:27, 18.
"'Tis hard to part with Mother dear,
No more to see her here,
But yet we're glad if God saw best
To end her trouble and give her rest.
In heaven to reign with angels fair,
May our names too be written there;
Then we again may each other meet,
And walk with her the golden street."
- The Family.
Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Penna.
Helmuth Raymond, son of Jonas E. and Annie (Beachy) Helmuth, was born April 1, 1927, near Hartville, Ohio; died at Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio, after a week's illness of spinal meningitis, on April 20, 1935. Raymond was the oldest child. He leaves father mother, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, his grandfather (E.N. Beachy), and grandmother (Lizzie Helmuth); also uncles, aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Samuel Lichti on April 23, 1935, by David Coblentz, Sam Lichti, and D.J.F.Miller. Interment in cemetery near by.
Schmucker Mary (Slabaugh) Schmucker was born Oct. 16, 1857; died near Hartville, Ohio, April 20, 1935; aged 77 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was united in marriage to Christian Schmucker on Feb. 22, 1877. They lived in matrimony 58 y. 2 m. To this union were born 7 sons and 1 daughter; 2 sons preceded her in death. Those remaining are her bereaved husband, and the following children: Menno of Mylo, N.Dak.; Levi of Nappanee, Ind.; Jacob and Joseph of Garretsville, Ohio; David and Mrs. Jacob B. Hostetler of Hartville, Ohio; also 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 sister. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained faithful to the end. Services were held on April 22, at the Walnut Grove Church, by Bishops D.J.F. Miller, and S.H.Byler.
Short Jesse J., son of Mrs. John S. Short, was
born near Archbold, Ohio, April 10, 1915; was instantly killed
in an automobile accident near Angola, Ind., April 27, 1935; aged
20 y. 17d. Jesse was of a family of six children. He was of a
kind, loving and friendly disposition. He leaves his deeply bereaved,
sorrowing mother, his twin brother (John, who was with him in
the car at the time of the accident); also his brothers (Sylvan
and Glen) and one sister (Viola), besides a host of near relatives
and friends. His father and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral
services were held April 30 at the Lockport Church in charge of
S.D.Grieser, assisted by E.B.Frey. Text, Deut. 28:66. Burial in
"In our hearts his memory lingers,
Sweetly tender, fond and true;
There will not be a day, dear Jesse,
That we will not think of you."
Nofziger Bernard Lee, only son of Jesse and Zela
Nofziger, died early Saturday morning, April 27, 1935; aged 6
months. His stay on earth was short, but long enough to endear
him to those who cared for him. Besides his parents, little Bernard
leaves two sisters (Patty Jean and Mary Alice), grandparents,
and many other relatives and friends. His death was caused by
pneumonia and asthma. He suffered much the first few days. We
rejoice that he is in heaven beckoning us to come. God's ways
are not always our ways, but God's ways are always right. The
funeral services were held at the Lockport Church, in charge of
E.B.Frey, assisted by S.D.Grieser. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"The little crib is empty now,
His clothes are all laid by;
He is not dead but sleeping,
Awaiting us on high."
Gindlesperger Christ Gindlesperger was born Sept. 23, 1861; died at his home in Somerset Co., Pa., April 29, 1935; aged 73 y. 7 m. 6 d. He was first married to Catharine Settlemeyer. To this union were born 5 children of whom the following survive: Mrs. Russell Grasser, Mrs. David Mulhollen, Mrs. Joseph Kiley. In 1905 he was married to Fannie Livingston. To this marriage six children were born of whom William, Charles, Nelson, Robert, and Barney survive. Besides the wife and children, he is survived by 34 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for some years. Having been negligent in his religious duties, he was again reinstated Jan. 1, 1935, at which time he also partook the communion. Funeral services were held in the home by S.G.Shetler and in the Thomas Church, of which he was a member, by S.G.Shetler assisted by James Saylor. Interment in the Mishler graveyard.
Yoder Lee Dale, son of Lee and Clara (Hilty) Yoder, was born Oct. 30, 1913, near West Liberty, Ohio; died in the hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio, April 27, 1935; aged 21 y. 5 m. 27 d. He was sick only about ten days, and his death came as a result of an infection of the throat following an attack of tonsillitis. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. The service which he rendered was quiet and unassuming, as was his life, but the testimony he gave during his illness expressed a firm faith in his Lord. This will remain a sacred memory to the bereaved family, consisting of father, mother, and 4 remaining children (Boyd, Harold, Clifford and Mabel). With them there are many other relatives and friends who share in their sorrow in the loss of their son and brother. Dale was a graduate of the West Liberty High School, class 1931, and his friends were many. Funeral services were held at South Union Church in charge of S.E.Allgyer, assisted by Wallace Kauffman. Burial in Yoder Cemetery, on the Ludlow road.
Bauman Selinda, daughter of Bro. and Sister Enoch
Bauman, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Jan. 8, 1915; died
at the Freeport Sanitarium April 23, 1935; aged 20 y. 3 m. 14
d. She was in bed only 4 weeks. She leaves her foster parents
(Bro. and Sister Daniel Cressman), father and mother, 3 sisters,
2 brothers, an aged grandmother, and many friends. She accepted
Christ at the age of 13 years and remained faithful until the
end. She will be greatly missed in the home and in the Church,
also as a Sunday school teacher. She was at home with Bro. and
Sister Cressman since she was 11 years old. Funeral was held at
this place and then to the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church for services.
Bros. Moses Brubacher and Urias Martin conducted the services.
She was buried in the Three Bridge Cemetery.
"The lights are out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn for the dweller's away;
She silently slipped o'er the threshold at night,
To make her abode in the city of light."
Zimmerman Harry Scully Zimmerman, oldest son of
Jacob and Joanna P. Zimmerman, late of Mercersburg, Pa., died
at his home at Cashtown, Franklin Co., Pa., April 23, 1935; aged
68 y. 10 m. 1 d. He was born at Mercersburg, Pa., and spent almost
his entire life in his native county. He was confined to his bed
for the past thirteen months with a lingering illness which he
bore with Christian fortitude, being conscious till nearly the
end which came peacefully.
He was an active member of the St. Johns United Brethren Church at Cashtown, a devoted husband and father, and had many friends because of his genial disposition. He is survived by his widow, 1 daughter (Emma Maye at home), 4 sisters (Mrs. Annie C. Hays of Chambersburg, Mrs. Fannie M. Overcash, Mrs. Margaret Layman, Mrs. Mary A. Sollers, all of Mercersburg) and 1 brother (John B. Zimmerman of Gettysburg). Funeral services were conducted April 26 by J. W. Yohe of Fayetteville, assisted by Irvin Lehman, at the St. Johns Church. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.
Groh Eleanor Joan, beloved daughter of Harold
and Cora (Gingrich) Groh, was born May 24, 1933; died April 27,
1935, at the Hospital for sick children, Toronto. Surviving are
her parents, 1 brother and 2 sisters, besides a host of relatives
and friends. Eleanor had suffered for six weeks from an infection
which poisoned her system, before the heavenly Father took her
to Himself; during which time she won the affections of all that
waited upon her by her kindly disposition and patient suffering.
The funeral service was held at the Mennonite Gospel Mission;
in charge of Bro. L.J.Burkholder of Markham, assisted by the brethren,
B.B.Shantz of Preston and A.D.Grove of Markham. Interment at Pine
"Wherefore should I make my moan
Now the darling child is dead?
She to rest is early gone,
She to Paradise is fled.
I shall go to her, but she
Never shall return to me."
Gregory Bro. John R. was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., July 24, 1857; died at his home in Dalton, O., just as he had gone 10 months and 23 days past his 77th milestone. He came to Wayne Co., at the age of 21. He was united in marriage to Margaret Anderson in the year 1885. To this union were born 9 children, one boy having died in infancy. His wife preceded him in death 18 years ago. The surviving children are as follows: Robert of Bowdil, O.; Mrs. Maude Brubaker of North Lima, O.; John of East Union, o.; Mrs. Edith Steiner, Harry, Myrtle, Elnora, and Joseph of Dalton, O.; also 14 grandchildren, 1 brother (Joseph of Dalton, O.). and 1 sister (Mary of Cleveland, O.), and many other relatives and friends remain to mourn his departure. About 30 years ago he united with the Pleasant View Mennonite Church and remained faithful in the service of his Master until death. Funeral services were conducted May 4 from the Martin Church near Orrville, O., by I.J.Buchwalter, I.W.Royer, Stanford Mumaw, T.K.Hershey, and A.K.Keiser. Text, II Cor. 4:16. Interment in cemetery near by.
Wenger Benjamin H., son of Jacob and Elizabeth Wenger, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Aug. 26, 1866; died April 30, 1935; aged 68 y. 8 m. 4 d. He lived his entire life in Wayne County, making a host of friends in this community. On Oct. l26, 1891, he was united in marriage to Minnie Mae Shenk of Burton City. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters (John M. of Orrville, Frank R. of New York City, and Mrs. Raymond D. Dugan of Orrville). His wife was called to her reward on April 20, 1924. Later on, April 5, 1926, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Bertha Frey of Barberton, Ohio. Early in life he joined the M.E.Church of Burton City, and later the Christ Reformed Church of Barberton. He leaves 4 children, 2 grandchildren (Virginia and Dorothy Wenger), 2 brothers (Samuel and William), 2 sisters (Mrs. Pardee Erwin and Mrs. Charles Rudy), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral was held May 3, at the Martin's church, conducted by Benjamin Good and H.S.Patterson. Interment in the church cemetery.
Zimmerman-Murrel Delmar Zimmerman was born on a farm near Protection, Kans., Dec. 6, 1915; died April 25, 1935; aged 19 y. 4 m. 19 d. Six days before his death, Murrel was taken ill with the measles. During the illness a carbuncle developed on his neck and both maladies weakened his system and caused his death. Murrel was the son of Bro. and Sister Noah Zimmerman, and had lived his entire life at their farm home, near Protection. Besides his parents he is survived by 5 sisters (Susie, Orva, Orpha, Mildred, and Stella), all of the home, and by 1 brother (Paul), also of the home. He is also survived by his grandmothers (Mrs. Jacob Zimmerman, of Protection, and Mrs. John Schrock of Kansas City), besides numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins, and a host of friends who mourn his loss. He united with the Mennonite Church Jan. 4, 1931, of which body he was a member at death. Because of the contagious nature of the disease, no public service was held at the church. Services were held at the home, and place of burial, conducted by Bro. D.D.Miller.
Short Seth Short was born in Fulton Co., Ohio,
Dec. 29, 1863; died April 26, 1935; aged 71 y. 3 m. 27 d. He united
in marriage with Sister Katie Roth, Feb. 10, 1887. They lived
together in happy wedlock, on the farm, north of Pettisville,
Ohio (Formerly belonging to his wife's folks) for 48 y. 2 m. 16
d. Five children were born to this union, 3 of whom died in infancy.
Two survive him (Cletus, who lives on the old homestead, and Amanda,
wife of Henry Miller). He leaves his beloved wife, the above named
2 children, 15 grandchildren, and 1 brother (Samuel Short) together
with many nephews and nieces and a host of more distant relatives
and friends. He confessed Christ as his personal Savior and united
with the A.M. Church of Fulton Co., O., in his youth, and remained
faithful until death.
"A loving father, so gentle and kind,
What a wonderful memory he left behind;
Long days, long nights he bore in pain,
Waiting for relief but all in vain,
Till God Himself knew what was best,
He took him home and gave him rest."
Funeral was held at Central A.M. Church near Archbold, conducted by E.L.Frey assisted by S.D.Grieser,. Text, Jas. 4:145. Burial in Eckley Cemetery.
Wenger As the shades of night were quietly falling on the evening of April 5, 1935, Herbert, beloved son of L.J. and Fannie Wenger, peacefully departed this life at the Goshen, Ind., City Hospital aged 22 y. 5 m. 9 d. He was graduated from the Smithville High School in 1930 and entered Goshen College in September, 1934. Early in life he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and found it a joy and opportunity to have fellowship with Him during his few short years. He expressed a happiness during his illness that he found his Savior and helped others to find Him also. He was superintendent of the Pleasant Hill Sunday school for two years and was deeply interested in the growth of the Kingdom of God. During his illness he was very patient, never complaining nor murmuring. He leaves his parents and 4 sisters, besides many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at Goshen College by S.D.Yoder and M.C.Lehman after which the remains were taken to his home community where a large concourse of friends met at the Oak Grove Church for a final service conducted by Jesse Smucker and S.C.Yoder. Interment in the cemetery near by.
Rufenacht Joel Rufenacht was born near Archbold, Ohio,
Oct. 1, 1860; died at his home in Archbold, April 29, 1935; aged 74 y.
6 m. 28 d. His sickness was of short duration. He was united in
marriage with Leah Short on March 8, 1887. These were the last words he
said to Mother: "We have lived together for a little over 48 years;
but, Mother, it will not be long and I will leave you." This union was
blessed with 4 sons and 3 daughters. He was the first one of his family
to answer the messenger of death. In his passing he leaves his
sorrowing companion, his children (Aaron, Dale, Mrs. Charlie Nafziger,
and Mrs. M.A.Farber of Archbold, Ohio; Alpheus of Waldon, Mich.; and
Floyd and Mrs. E.A.Randolph of Toledo, Ohio), 14 grandchildren, 2
brothers (Amos and Jonas), and many relatives and friends. His parents
and 2 brothers preceded him in death. In his younger years he confessed
Christ as his Savior, and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining
faithful until death. Funeral services were held May 2 at the Lockport
Church, conducted by S.D.Grieser, assisted by E.B.Frey. Text, Num.
23:10. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"All is over; hands are folded,
On a quiet, peaceful breast;
All is over; hands are folded,
And dear father is at rest."
Byler Elhanan W. Byler was born March 20, 1861,
at West Liberty, Ohio; died May 2, 1935; aged 74 y. 1 m. 12 d.
He was united in marriage to Emma Hostetler in 1888, at Garden
City, Mo. To this union God gave 5 boys (Thomas, Leonard, Earl,
Ross and henry) and 3 girls (Eldora Schrock, Blanche Geiger, and
Florence Reed). He had been in failing health for the past two
years and ended this earthly life in peace, prepared to meet his
God and enter the life eternal. He has been a Christian man all
his life, having given hisheart to God in his childhood and has
always been active in the work of the Church. Truly this life
was complete. He was the head of a Christian home, father of a
family trained to love God, privileged to live more than his three
score years and ten, come to his end like wheat golden in the
sheaf, a lef golden drooping with the slightest breeze and as
the outward man perished the inward man was renewed, and as earthly
life rece3ded, God's light from heaven gave him light in the evening
time to guide him home. Besides his wife and 8 children, he leaves
21 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild to hold him precious in
their memory. He was loved by all who knew him.
"Sleep on, dear heart, and take thy rest,
Thy tasks are o'er, thy victory won;
And now has come thy rest, thy set of sun
The call of angels and thy crown."
Rickert Sarah Richert, widow of the late Pre. Allen Rickert of North Lima, Ohio, was born near Columbiana, Ohio. Dec. 23, 1850 died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Metzler, near Columbiana, Ohio, May 1, 1935; aged 84 y. 4 m. 8 d. Death came from infirmities of old age and complications, after an illness of about 4 weeks. She bore her afflictions patiently and expressed herself as ready and anxious to go. On Jan. 4, 1873, she was united in marriage with Allen Rickert, who preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1933. Six children were born to this union; namely, Mrs. Ira S. Johns of Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Harvey A. Metzler, Columbiana, O.; Mrs. O.H. Johns, Canton, O.; Edwin L., Comersville, Ind.; Harvey L., New Waterford, O.; and Isaiah A. of Youngstown, O.; also 23 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mary Lehman of Columbiana, O., and Mrs. Margaret Hallibaugh, Oakland, Calif.). One sister, 1 brother and 1 grandchild preceded her in death. She with her husband united with the Mennonite Church many years ago, and remained faithful till death. She was faithful in her duties in the home, ably assisting her husband in the capacity of a minister's wife for many years. Funeral services were conducted May 4 at the Midway Mennonite Church by Brethren A.J.Steiner, E.M.Detwiler, Paul Yoder, and I.B.Witmer. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Bender David M., 8th son of the late John and Catherine (Miller) Bender, was born Jan. 28, 1864, in Waterloo Co., Ont., where he grew to manhood. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his youth and was received in church fellowship by water baptism by Bishop John Gascho of the Wilmot congregation. In this faith he remained faithful to the end. On Dec. 6, 1887 he was joined in holy wedlock to Sister Barbara Zehr of East Zorra. After their marriage they settled in East Zorra. After their marriage they settled in East Zorra and were faithful members in East Zorra congregation, always present at church services, rain or shine, although having several miles to come. This union was blessed with 4 children (Peter of East Zorra; Bena, wife of Noah Lichti, of South Easthope; Annie, wife of Limon Hellmuth, near Ingersoll, Ont.; Katie, wife of Joel Albrecht, of East Zorra). He always enjoyed fairly good health with the exception of lawst year of his life. In November, 1934, he went to Stratford General Hospital for an operation which proved unsuccessful and thencoming to the home of his son-in-law (Noah Lichti in South Easthope) where he suffered severely at times till death relieved him on March 29, 1935; aged 71 y. 2 m. 1 d. He leaves his bereaved companion, 1 son, 3 daughters, 31 gandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Services at home by Jacob R. Bender, and at the East Zorra Church by M.Kuepfer, D.S.Iutzi, and Jacob R. Bender. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kreider Aaron Robert Kreider was born near Annville,
Pa., May 7, 1898; died at his home near Campbelltown, Pa., April
25, 1935; aged 36 y. 11 m. 18 d. He was united in marriage to
Katie M. Lehman on June 24, 1920, who with three daughters (Ada
Mildred, and Janette) is bereaved of a loving husband and father.
His mother (Mrs. Ida Kreider), 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Rufus,
Felix, Jonas, Noah, Mrs. Jacob Funk, and Mrs. Rosie Funk), also
survive; also his father-in-law (Aaron Lehman). He was afflicted
with inflammatory rheumatism since March 2, and was improving;
but died very suddenly and unexpectedly on the morning of April
25. He was converted at the age of 14 years, united with the Brethren
in Christ Church, was transferred after his marriage to Gingerich's
Mennonite Church, and served as a Sunday school superintendent
and teacher of that church the last 14 years of his life. He was
also interested and engaged in the work at the Waltonville Mission.
He was exceedingly fond of his children, and it is hard to understand
why one who was so much needed in the home and Church should be
taken; but we know that God doth all things well, so we humbly
say, "Not mine, but Thy will be done." Funeral services
were held from his home on April 28, and at Stauffer's Mennonite
Church, with Brethren Noah Risser, Jacob Ebersole, and Martin
Weaver in charge. Texts, I Sam. 20:3; Matt. 24:44. Interment in
"God hath His mysteries of grace,
Ways that we cannot tell;
He hides them deep, like hidden sleep,
Of him He loved so well."
Thoman Jan. 12, 1860, in Switzerland, there was
born to John and Cecile Thomas, a son, the eldest of a family
of 9 children. He grew to manhood at the old home, but when he
reached the age of 21, he emigrated to the United Sates and finally
stopped at the home of Jacob Leichty, Logan Co., Ohio, and remained
in this vicinity until Feb. 5, 1895, when he married Arah E. Knepp.
To this union was born 1 son (John Jr.) who survives his father,
the mother dying May 24, 1896. On Dec. 28, 1897, he was married
to Saloma B. Kanagy. To this union were born 6 children (Laura
of Columbus, Fred of Urbana, Freeman of Springfield, Mrs. Lucile
Blackwell and Mrs. Annabelle Grimes of Logan Co., and Catherine
at home). Besides the widow and 7 children there are 6 grandchildren,
and a brother and sister in the old home in Switzerland. He had
been in poor health for several years past, but contracted pneumonia
which ended his suffering on April 21, 1935; aged 75 y. 3 m. 9
d. He was a Christian man, for many years a member of South Union
Church near West Liberty, where he attended at all times when
his health permitted. John, as we all called him, was a
man of sterling qualities, loved and respected by all who knew
him, always ready to lend a helping hand to a neighbor or friend,
and will be sadly missed in the neighborhood, where he spent so
many years. Funeral services were held at South Union Church near
West Liberty, in charge of S.E.Allgyer, assisted by Marion King.
Burial in Yoder Cemetery on the Ludlow road.
"God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love has given
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven."
Pletcher Rose Evelyn, daughter of Edd C. and Dora
(Swartzendruber) Pletcher, was born near Clarion, Iowa, Jan. 8,
1914; died at her home April 25, 1935; aged 21 y. 3 m. 17 d. When
one year old her parents moved to a farm near Manson, Iowa, where
Evelyn grew to young womanhood. At the age of 10 years she became
seriously ill with heart trouble and other complications. She
recovered but never regained her former health or strength. Last
September her affliction again became more serious and her health
has been failing steadily since. At times her suffering was intense,
especially during the last two weeks of her life. Last Thursday
she was called from pain and suffering and we are confident that
she is at rest with Christ her Savior. At the early age of 12
years she was baptized as a member of the Mennonite Church, and
her life since has always been a bright testimony of her saving
faith in Jesus. Evelyn was of a quiet, patient, and loving disposition,
and beloved of those who knew her. She took a great interest in
her Sunday school work and Bible study, and was always present
at divine services when her health permitted. Although she never
enjoyed the best of health, she exercised great patience and never
complained of her lot in life. "Beneath the cross of Jesus,
I fain would take my stand," was her favorite hymn, and truly
she lived the sentiment expressed in this song. Surviving are
her parents and 2 sisters (Mrs. Orval Miller of Manson, and Minnie
Eloise at home), 2 nephews and 1 niece (Edward, Durward, and Nellie
Mae Miller); the maternal grandparents (Bro. and Sister Elias
Swartzendruber of Manson), and the paternal grandmother (Mrs.
Rebecca Pletcher of Clarion, Iowa), with many other relatives
and a wide circle of friends. Twin brothers preceded her, dying
in infancy. Funeral services were held April 27 at the Mennonite
Church by Bro. Nick Stoltzfus. Text, Luke 8:52. Interment in Rose
"Evelyn, now your room is empty,
And you now we see no more;
But we hope some day to meet you,
Over on the other shore."
Lehman Joseph S. Lehman, aged 87 y. 9 m. 10 d.
fell peacefully asleep in Jesus May 2, 1935, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. John B. Leaman, 823 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, Pa.,
with whom he resided. The funeral services were conducted at the
home of his daughter, Sunday afternoon and interment was in the
Landisville Cemetery. The speakers were Bro. David Mosemann, of
the East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church, of which Father Lehman
was a faithful member, and Bro. E.F.Yoder, pastor of the First
Church of God, the present pastor of the surviving children. Father
Lehman suffered the loss of his right limb 2 _ years ago, but
regained his normal health soon thereafter, and was able to get
around by the means of a wheel chair. He counted his affliction
as a direct blessing, as it put him in contact with so many of
his brethren and sisters, both in person and letter, and it gave
him enjoyment and blessings to converse and write to these hundreds
of person. His constant prayer was that the Lord would keep him
well, both in mind and body, as long as he could be a blessing
to others, but when he could no longer fulfill that purpose, that
he should peacefully fall asleep. This request was granted, for
he passed away, peacefully sleeping, without a struggle.
Bro Lehman was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church over fifty years ago, near Freeport, Ill. After serving that congregation for a number of years, he was called to Elkhart, Ind., where he was pastor of the Elkhart Mennonite Church, also serving as general manager of the Mennonite Publishing Co., Elkhart, Ind. He was well known as an evangelist in both the United States and Canada. He retired from the active ministry some years ago. He is survived by a daughter (Mrs. John B. Leaman), a son (Joe A. Lehman) and 5 grandchildren (Sara, John Russel Leaman, Eleanor, and John Arthur Lehman of this city, and Mrs. Arthur Kennedy of Lewistown, Pa.); also 1 great-granddaughter (Jean Kennedy). Father Lehman was preceded by his wife (Sara Hershey Lehman) sixteen years ago, also a son (Arthur) and daughter (Florence).
The family wishes to extend their thanks for the many expressions of sympathy during their bereavement, and look forward to meeting their father, mother, brother and sister in the glory world.
Hostetler Christian K. Hostetler, was born near Smithville, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1865; died in Youngstown, Ohio, April 18, 1935; aged 69 y. 4 m. On Sept. 13, 1894, he was united in marriage with Mary E. Shanover. Four daughters were born to this union; namely, Mrs. J.C.Parvell and Miriam Searles of Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Dortha Yoder and Miss Francis of Youngstown, Ohio. He also leaves six grandchildren, 2 brothers (J.K. and J.D.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Burkholder, Mrs. John Smucker, and Mrs. Elam Horst). He united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville, Ohio, when a young man, and faithfully served this church for some years as Sunday school superintendent and in other capacities. He was a man gifted with many talents and ably served the churches and communities wherever he resided. In his time he taught public school, edited the Young People's Paper, served as business manager of the Elkhart Institute, held a prominent position of the Mission Board, served as Sunday school superintendent of one of the large Sunday schools in Birmingham, Ala., for several years, and was superintendent of the Youngstown Mennonite Mission for a number of years. In his last years he was associated with the Christ Mission of Youngstown, giving his time in behalf of the thousands of poor in that city. He was untiring in his labor for the cause of Christ, holding his membership and attending whenever convenient at the Mennonite church near North Lima. He was well informed on church and community interests. In the last dozen or more years he delivered a number of talks and lectures at the Mennonite churches in Eastern and Central Ohio. He was gifted in song above the average, capable of singing by memory scores of hymns. He suffered much pain the last five weeks of his life, due to a diabetic condition which necessitated the amputation of the right leg. He bore his affliction patiently, and was ready to depart. He made arrangements for his funeral service which was held on Saturday, April 20, at the residence at 10 A.M., and at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville, O., at 2 P.M., in charge of Bishop A.J.Steiner, assisted by superintendent Ray Hagerstrom of Christ Mission, who spoke at the home, and Brethren J.S.Gerig, C.Z.Yoder, and I.W.Royer, who had part at the church. Interment in the Union Cemetery near Smithville, Ohio.
Translated by Betty Hartzler, Penna.
Troyer Cordelia, daughter of Mr. land Mrs. Samuel Nussbaum, was born near Middlebury, Ind., Sept. 17, 1864, died at her home in Middlebury, Ind., May 11, 1935; aged 70 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Nov. 25, 1883 she was united in marriage with Lewis Troyer. Surviving are her husband, two brothers (Samuel of Walkerton, Ind., and Orva of Chicago, Ill.), also two nephews, four nieces, and many other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Her cheerful and helpful disposition will be long remembered by all who knew her. Funeral services at Middlebury Mennonite Church, conducted by Silas Yoder and D.D. Miller. Burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Rohrer Lizzie A. (Huber) Rohrer was born near
Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 19, 1866; died, after a week's illness, at
her home in East Petersburg, Pa., Apr. 14, 1935; aged 69 y. 2
m. 25 d. She leaves her husband, Amos E. Rohrer; two sons Enos
H. and Daniel H., of near East Petersburg; one daughter, E. Esther,
at home. One daughter, Anna Mae, preceded her in death Dec., 1922.
Funeral services were held Apr. 17, from her late home and the
East Petersburg Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, conducted
by Bros. Frank N. Krieder and John H. Gochnaur. Text, II Cor.
"Mother, thou are sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
By her daughter.
Umble Allen Park and Alvin Mark, twin sons
of Henry K. and Beulah (Stutzman) Umble, Atglen, Pa., born and
died April 6, 1935. They leave parents, and one brother (Henry),
grandfather, one grandmother, one great-grandfather, 22
uncles, aunts, relatives and friends. Two little souls, pure and
innocent as roses, budded on earth to bloom forever in heaven.
It is indeed hard to understand why God called our dear babes
"home," but we humbly submit to the Lord's will who
doeth all things well and say, "The Lord has given and the
Lord has taken away,. Blessed be the name of the Lord." Short
services were held at the house and at the grave by Bro. I.G.
Kennel. The two little bodies were laid to rest in one coffin
in the Millwood Cemetery.
"Dear little babes, they have left us
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Linder Jean Marcellene, daughter of Eli and Lizzie
(Schmucker) Linder, was born near Harrisburg, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1928;
died at the same home, April 27, 1935. She leaves her parents,
six sisters (Helen, Margaret, Ada, Eva, Lena and Luella), five
brothers (Ervin, Ray, Earl, Leonard and Curtis), all of the home;
one grandmother (Mrs. Catherine Schmucker of Canton, O.), eight
uncles and five aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Eight
uncles, four aunts and three of the grandparents preceded her
in death. Death was caused by influenza, resulting in complications.
"This lovely bud, so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In Paradise would bloom."
Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church and were in charge of Bro. O.N. Johns, assisted by the home ministers. Text, Matt. 18:3.
Headings Jacob Headings, was born in Lawrence
Co., Pa., Nov. 21, 1858; died May 3, 1935; aged 76 y. 5 m. 9 d.
He was the son of John and Kathryn Headings and for the last 30
years lived in the vicinity in which he died. He was a member
of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church from his youth, being faithful
and loyal to the vows which he had made to God. He was married
to Mary Zook. To this union were born 4 children, 2 having preceded
him in death. Surviving are his wife, 1 son, Wallace, 1 daughter,
Mary at home. He will be missed in the home community and church.
The funeral was held May 6, with short services at the house and
at the Kings Chapel Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. J.H.
Lantz and E.J. Zook had charge. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8.
Dearest father, Well done!
Rest from thy loved employ:
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy.
King Mary Lantz King was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lantz, Sept. 17, 1858, one of 15 children. She departed from this life April 20, 1935; aged 76 y. 76 m. 3 d. She was confined to her bed from a broken hip 1 year and 5 days. Although she suffered greatly, she bore it patiently, never complaining, but had a kind word and smile for everyone. She united with the Central Mennonite Church of Fulton County, Ohio in her youth, and remained faithful and steadfast in her faith until death. In 1880 she was united in marriage to Jonathan Beck. To this union were born 5 children. One, Barbara, preceded her in death at the age of 4. In 1890 her husband, who was a Mennonite minister, died in Stuttgart, Ark. In 1905 she was married to N.H. King of Archbold, Ohio, who also preceded her in death in 1919. Surviving her are her 4 children (Mrs. Anna Messinger and Albert Beck of Middlebury, Mrs. Alice Plank of Topeka, and Jonathan Beck of Kunkle, Ohio), 2 brothers (Mike and Jonathan Lantz of Pettisville, Ohio), 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Funeral was held at the Mennonite Church at Middlebury, Ind., conducted by Samuel Gresser and Silas Yoder. Burial at the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Martin Joseph H. Martin of Shippensburg, Pa.,
was born Oct. 16, 1861; died April 26, 1935; aged 73 y. 6 m. 10
d. Was the youngest of a family of twelve children, all having
preceded him in death. He was ordained to the ministry Nov. 15,
1895, at the Rowe church, served faithfully until the year 1918,
when he was seriously afflicted with influenza and never fully
regained his health; suffering intensely the last six months with
cancer of the stomach. He was married to Lydia Horst Dec. 8, 1883.
To this union were born thirteen children, four having preceded
him in death. Surviving are his widow and these children: Samuel
Martin, Alberta, Can.; Pre. Christ V. Martin, Shippensburg, Pa.;
Joseph, Daniel, and Jason, Sheldon, Wis.; Irvin, Amos, and Isaac,
Chambersburg, Pa.; one daughter (Ella Baer) at home. Funeral services
were conducted at the home by Harry Witmer and at Rowe Church
by Noah Risser and Denton Martin. Text, Rev. 7:13-17.
A loving father, so gentle and kind,
What a wonderful memory he left behind,
Long days, long nights he bore in pain,
To wait for relief but all in vain,
Till God Himself knew what was best,
He took him home and gave him rest.
By the family.
Hostetter Ruth Carol, daughter of John J. and
Ruth E. (Berkey) Hostetler, was born near Denbigh, Va., Dec. 25
(Christmas) 1933; fell asleep in Jesus at Buxton Hospital, Newport
News, Va., leaving father, mother, sister (Gladys), and brother
(John Jacob) with broken hearts and an aching void almost unbearable.
Our darling was with us only 1 y. 4 m. 11 d. Her parting was deeply
missed by all who knew her sweet little form, as evidenced by
the many dear relatives and friends who came and offered us their
kind help and deepest sympathy. We were told often she was an
angel in human form, but gave God the credit as we want Him to
receive all praise. We had divine premonitions that we could not
keep her long, and although she was in perfect health we were
constantly alert to provide everything possible on our part to
keep her. She slipped silently away without even a faint struggle
after a short illness undetermined by several doctors and attendants.
She is over there beckoning us home through her submissive, loving
disposition. Services were conducted by Bro. Geo. R. Jr. and Bro.
Truman Brunk at the home and at Warwick River Mennonite Church.
Text, II Sam. 12:23. She was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.
White Fannie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Holderman, was born in Dakota, Ill., May 13, 1905; died at the Plentywood Hospital; aged 29 y. 11 m. 10 d. Living at Dakota, Ill. eight years, she then moved to Fergus Falls, Minn., with her parents. She lost her mother when she was only eleven years old, leaving her to keep house for her father and brother. They soon moved to Sheridan Co., Mont., where she has lived since. She was married to Rudolph White on Dec. 9, 1925. Six children were born to this happy union, five of whom are living: namely, Clifford, Irvin, Rosella, Harold and Evelyn. Little Harvey preceded her in death four years ago. Fannie's father passed away Dec. 17, 1934. Three brothers and one sister also survive and mourn her sad death. They are Ida Johnston of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Joseph of Freeport, Ill.; Leonard of Reserve, Mont.; and Timothy of Plentywood. She was a devoted mother and wife, and will be so sadly missed in the home as well as by her relatives and friends. The funeral service was held April 27, at the Plentywood Undertaking Chapel, where a number of neighbors and friends gathered to respect the one they had learned to love. Services were conducted by Bro. I.S. Mast of Casselton, N. Dak. Text, Mark 12:11.
Heaton Mary A. (Hill) Heaton was born in Tarish,
England, Dec. 12, 1880; died at Ruth's Convalescent Haven, Bally,
Pa., May 9, 1935, aged 54 y. 4 m. 27 d. She was united in marriage
to James Heaton, June 19, 1926. Her husband preceded her in death
5 years ago. She leaves 1 brother, 1 nephew and 1 niece in England,
1 step-daughter and 1 step-son in Philadelphia, Pa., as well as
a lot of friends she made by the kind life she lived during a
period of eight years in her new country. Her illness was diabetes.
Her funeral took place at Ruth's Haven where she had made her
home for the past 15 months. Further services and burial took
place at the Mennonite Church at Bally. This church she learned
to love during the time she stayed at the Haven. It was her desire
to join the church on May 11, but death claimed her on May 9.
Therefore she was buried in the Mennonite faith. Brother Elias
Kulp preached the sermon. Text, II Kings 4:26, "Is it well
with thee." Her last written words were "It is well
with my soul."
The room is quiet and all is still,
Her place is vacant 'tis God's will;
So she patiently waited for her rest.
Our blessed Lord knows what is best.
Translated by Betty Hartzler, Penna.
Shetler - Paul Eaton, infant son of Paul and Eva (Eash) Shetler, was born near Hollsopple, Pa., on May 4, 1935; died May 8, 1935; aged 3 d. He is survived by his parents and 3 sisters Dorothy Rae, Elsie Mae, and Berena Tae. Services were held at the home by L.A. Blough, assisted by Irvin M. Holsopple. Burial in Kaufman Cemetery.
Kettering Lydia Kreider Kettering was born near Campbelltown, Lebanon Co., Pa., Oct. 17, 1857; died at her home in Annville, Pa., April 21, 1935. She was united in marriage to Henry Kettering on Nov. 12, 1878. Surviving are 2 sons and 1 daughter; also 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at Gingrich's Mennonite Church on April 25, by Bros. Noah Risser and Martin Weaver.
Conrad Reuben Earl, son of Orie and Eda (Zehr) Conrad, was born Oct. 22, 1928; died after an illness of several weeks, at his home near Tangent, Oreg., May 2, 1935. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers (Clarence, Amos and Mark), 3 sisters (Verna, Lucille and Mary), grandparents, and many other relatives and friends to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Mennonite Church by Brethren Melvin Schrock, Henry Gerig and C.R. Gerig. Texts, II Sam. 12:23; Psa. 16:5,6. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.
Miller Elizabeth E. Miller was born Dec. l25,
1855; died April 28, 1935, at the home of her son in Landisville,
Pa.; aged 80 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was a member of the Mennonite church
at Landisville. She is survived by 2 sons (Jonas E., with whom
she resided, and Simon of Harrisburg); also these brothers and
sisters: Ephraim N. Eby of Lititz; Mrs. Fannie Garber, Elizabethtown;
Reuben N. Eby, Lancaster; Mrs. Martha Mumma, Mt. Joy; Elias N.
Eby, E. Petersburg; and Mrs. Ellen Garber of Mt. Joy; also 3
survive. Services were held on April 30 at the Mennonite Church
at Landisville, Hiram Kauffman and Henry E. Lutz officiating.
Text, Psa. 23:4. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Gingerich Adaline, daughter of John and Dena (Kempf) Gingerich, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Dec. 15, 1867; died at the home of her brother David in Sharon Township (where she had been making her home) April 16, 1935; aged 67 y. 4 m. 1 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the East Union Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. In death she is preceded by her parents, 1 sister (Salome), 2 brothers (Daniel and Mose). Her brother David is the only surviving member of the immediate family, who with a host of relatives and friends, are left to mourn her death. Funeral services were held from the East union Mennonite Church April 18 with interment in the Gingerich Cemetery, conducted by Bros. Joe C. Brenneman and D.J. Fisher.
Landis Alta B., daughter of John H. and Fannie
(Brubaker) Landis of Lititz, Pa., R.D. No. 4, died suddenly at
her home, April 27, 1935, after a very brief illness; aged 3 y.
2 m. 8 d. She brought much sunshine into the home during her short
stay with us. She always was cheerful, having a pleasant smile
for all. We miss her here, but we know that she will be happy
with Jesus. Besides her parents, she is survived by her two
Roy B. Erb of Harrisonburg, Va., and Lester E. Landis at home;
also her paternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Jacob R. Landis,
and a maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Fanny Bollinger of Lincoln,
who will be 92 this summer. Funeral services were conducted at
the home and at the Landis Valley Mennonite church, by Bros. Noah
L. and Ira D. Landis.
"A sweet little flower, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took away;
Not from our hearts, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
Hershberger Louise May, eldest daughter of Elmer
D. and Golda (Kauffman) Hershberger, was born near Garden City,
Mo., May 8, 1926; died May 20, 1935. In the spring of 1930 she,
with her parents, came to Detroit Lakes, Minn., which has since
been their home. She leaves a sorrowing father and mother, 1 brother
(Franklin), 2 sisters (Doris Marie and Mary Ann), 1 grandfather,
2 grandmothers, and many other relatives and friends. She was
preceded in death by an infant brother and 1 grandfather. On Jan.
27, 1935, she took sick with inflammatory rheumatism, causing
leakage of the heart, which with other complications caused her
death. All that loving hands could do was done for her, but the
Lord saw best to take her home. She suffered much during her sickness,
but was always very patient. It is hard to understand why one
so young and promising in life should be taken from us, but we
humbly submit to the will of the lord. She will be sadly missed
in the home, in Sunday school, among her many friends. "The
Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name
of the Lord." Funeral services were held May 12 at the home
by Bro. J.C. Gingerich; at the Lake Region church by Bro. I.S.
Mast, Casselton, N.Dak., assisted by Bro. J.C. Gingerich. Burial
in cemetery near by.
"We miss you here,
We miss you there,
Our darling Louise,
We miss you everywhere."
Wohrley Rosa Bristle Wohrley was born at Schramburg, Germany, July 22, 1864; died at her home near Morrison, Ill., April 30, 1935; aged 71 y. 9 m. 9 d. She came to America in 1883 and since that time has lived in Whiteside Co., Ill. Two years after coming here she was united in marriage to John Wohrley, who preceded her in death 12 years ago. To this union were born 9 children (Fred and Mrs. Clara Lenson (deceased); Mrs. May Bettle of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Lena Hankey, Mrs. Elizabeth Pope, Louis, John, Lee, and Floyd, all of Morrison, together with 16 grandchildrn, who are left to mourn the departure of a kind and loving mother and grandmother. Sister Wohrley lived on the home place for more than forty years. She was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church on Nov. 18, 1893, to which faith she has been loyal. Whenever health permitted she was present at church services, often making sacrifices to be present. She took an active interest in the affairs of her church and always enjoyed the fellowship of God's people. She was a sufferer from internal cancer for some time, and at times had severe pain, but was always patient, and expressed a desire to leave this world for a better place where no pain or sorrow can ever come. Our departed sister will be missed in her home, her church, and in the community, but we bow to the will of a loving Heavenly Father who doeth all things well, trusting that our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held from the Morrison Mennonite church Friday, May 3, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Bro. J.Kore Zook. Text, John 11:25,26. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Penna.