Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1935

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GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 23 - September 5, 1935, page 495

Edwards. ­ Effie Edwards, was born Sept. 18, 1907, at Kansas City, Mo. She came to LaJunta, Col. [sic] in Sept. 1915, following her father's death, where she resided with her foster parents, (Bro. and Sister Thomas Kauffman) now of Cheraw, Colo. She was united in marriage to Russell Jewell Edwards of this city eight years ago. To this union four children were born (Wilma Jean, Jackie, Joan and Clayton Jr.). She is survived by her husband and her four children of this city, her foster parents, one sister, Mrs Marie Galley of Camden, Mo. In her early life, Effie was led to accept Christ as her Savior and confessed her faith in Him by water baptism and became a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services at Moyer Funeral Home in charge of Allen H. Erb. Interment in East Holbrook Mennonite Cemetery.

[Transcribers note: The death date was omitted in the original.]

Erb. ­ Abraham Erb was born December 19, 1856; died May 25 1935; aged 78 y. 5 m. 7 d. His desire was to go home and be with those gone before. The following children survive him: Elmer, Lancaster; Daniel, Lancaster R.D.3; Abraham, Lancaster R.D. 8; Katie wife of Harry Shreiner, Lititz; Emma wife of Elam Peifer, Manheim; David and Rudy, East Petersburg; Anna May wife of Landis Huber, Lancaster, R. 3; Mabel, wife of B. F. Nolt, Bridgeport; and Jonas, Lancaster. Also 21 grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Frank Kreider, and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bro. Henry Lutz and Bro. John Gochnauer. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Text John 14:2.

Now in heaven he is rejoicing
With the ones who've gone before
And some day we hope to meet them
On the peaceful golden shore.

Sutter. ­ Fannie (Murer) Sutter was born near Hopedale, Ill., Jan 23, 1871. Married to Peter W. Sutter of Milford, Nebr., Oct. 13, 1889. Lived with her husband in Seward Co., Nebr., until Feb. 1904, when the family moved to Flathead Co., Mont., and has resided on their homestead east of Kalispell until her death Aug. 21, 1935. Age, 64 y. 6 m. and 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth in which faith she remained until death. She leaves three sons and two daughters (Joseph and Albert of Creston, Mont., David of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs Elma Mast and Mrs Ida Gibson of Creston); also nine grandchildren and three sisters (Mrs Ed. Ruckdashel of Creston, Mrs Andrew Bachman of Hubbard, Ore., Mrs Sonslay, of Yakima, Wash.). She was preceded in death by her husband, six children and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Aug. 23, by J. W. Oesch and J. G. Hochstetler. Text, Rom 8:18.

Brubaker. ­ Henry G., son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Landis) Brubaker, was born near Oregon, Pa., Jan. 8, 1853; died suddenly at his home near Neffsville, Pa., of a cerebral hemorrhage, July 29, 1935; aged 82 y. 6 m. 22 d. Although suffering at times with rheumatism for over a year, he was able to go about. On Dec 21, 1875, he was united in marriage to Anna G. Hess. She died and on Nov. 3, 1881 he was again united in marriage to Anna B. Stauffer, who died 6 years ago, and also 3 daughters preceded him. He is survived by the following children (Jacob of Fruitville; John of Kirkwood; Naomi, wife of Jonas E. Brubaker of Mt. Joy; Anna and Nettie at home); also by 1 sister (Annie G. Sensenig of Roseville), and 18 grandchildren. He is
greatly missed but we rejoice in a hope to meet again. Funeral services at the home and at Landis Valley Church, conducted by Noah and Ira Landis, where for 60 years he was a faithful member. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
By the family.

Nussbaum. ­ Carolyn Maxine, daughter of William and Cloe (Culp) Nussbaum was born near Kidron, Wayne Co., O., Oct. 17, 1934, and died following a ten day illness, Aug. 21 1935; aged 10 m. 4 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure her parents, three brothers (Stanley, Virgil, Wilfred), two sisters (Norma and Dorothy), two grandfathers, one grandmother, one step-grandmother, and many other relatives. She was laid to rest in the Martin's cemetery near Orrville. Text, II Sam 12:23. Services in charge of Stanford Mumaw and Louis Amstutz.

A bud the Gardner gave us,
A fair and lovely child;
He gave it for our keeping,
To cherish undefiled;
It lay upon my bosom,
It was our joy and pride­
Perhaps it was an idol
Which we must be denied.
--- By the mother.

Shank. ­ Alice Marie, daughter of Christian J. and Fannie Shank was born near Leitersburg, Md., Friday April 13, 1923; died Aug. 5, 1935; aged 12 y. 3 m. 22 d.; after an illness of 4 months from multiple sclerosis. The first week of her 13th year she began to lose her eyesight. The family doctor advised us to see a specialist and from him we went to higher educated specialists. She also spent 2 weeks in John's Hopkins Hospital under special care but all that human hands could do was of no avail in restoring her health. She was always in good health until this dreadful disease came upon her. She was deaf, dumb, and blind, and her body was entirely paralyzed for the last 4 weeks she was with us. She leaves to mourn her early departure, her sorrowing parents; her brothers, Leonard E., near Leitersburg, Md.; Arthur L., near Maugansville, Md.; Lewis C., and her sisters, A. Mae; M. Grace; and Carrie E.; at home. Funeral services were held at the Reiff Church by the brethren John D. Risser and Daniel M. Strite. Text Psalm 39:5. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

'Tis hard to part with Alice dear
No more to see her here;
But yet we're glad if God saw best
To end her suffering and give her rest.
By the Parents.

Roth. ­ Joseph W., was born near Flanigan, Ill., Febr. 22, 1864; died at his home in Milford, Nebr., Aug. 20, 1935; aged 71 y. 5 m. 28 d. On Aug. 24, 1884, he united in marriage to Annie Schlegel. They lived in matrimony three days less than 51 years. To this union were born eight children, seven sons and one daughter. He leaves to mourn his departure, a loving wife, two sons and one adopted daughter, (Joe C. Roth, Ed. Roth, and Mrs. John Stutzman of Milford, Nebr.). Also seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were five sons, one daughter, and two grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers and three sisters. (N. E. Roth, Tofield, Alberta; John P. Roth and Peter Roth, Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. Barbara Stauffer, Tofield, Alberta; Mrs. Katie Kennel, Strang, Nebr. And Mrs. E. M. Bender, Milford, Nebr.). Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He also leaves many other relatives and friends. His death was caused by heart failure, coming very unexpectedly and without a moment's warning. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his early youth and remained a faithful member until death. He lived a quiet, consistent, and peaceful Christian life, always having the welfare of his loved ones at heart. His kind deeds and consideration of others won for him many friends in all stations and walks of life. Funeral services were held on Aug. 22, 1935, at the Milford A. M. Church in Milford, Nebr., conducted by Warren A. Eicher. Text, Job 14:10. Interment in the Milford A. M. Cemetery.

Rest on, dear father,
Your labors are o'er:
Your willing hands
Will toil no more;
A faithful father
True and kind.
No friend like you
On earth we'll find.
­L. O. Schlegel.

Hershey. ­ Lizzie K., wife of Deacon Landis Hershey, and daughter of the late Benjamin and Lizzie Kreider Leaman, was born near Witmer, Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec 3, 1874; died July 25, 1935, at her home, Kinzer, Pa., of complications. Age 60 y. 7 m. 22 d. At the age of 17 she was converted and became a member of the Mennonite church, living a consistent Christian life until death, and always attending services as long as health permitted. She was in failing health for five years, but bore her affliction patiently. Nov. 19, 1893 she was married to Landis Hershey. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Anna (Mrs Chester H. Hershey) Intercourse; Willis L. at home; Ruth (Mrs. Chester Neff) and Clarence L. near Strasburg; 1 step-son Harry P. Hershey, Kinzer R. 1; also 16 grandchildren, 1 sister, (Mrs Isaac E. Hershey) Paradise; 2 half sisters (Mrs Aaron Keneagy, Lancaster, and Mrs Roy Patton, Vintage), and 8 step-brothers and sisters: (John M. Eby, Gap; Mrs. Annie Hershey and Mrs John B. Harsh, Kinzer Rt. 1; Mrs Enos Hershey and Mrs David Hostetter, Kinzer; Mrs Emma Ray, Erie; Mrs Abram Hoover, Lancaster and Isaac W. Eby, Wilmington, Del.) She was a faithful companion, and a kind and loving mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed in the home and in the church, but we submit to the will of our heavenly Father who doeth all things well, trusting that some day we shall meet again on that other shore where partings are unknown. Funeral services were held Sat. July 27, conducted by Martin R. Hershey at the home, and at Hershey's Church by Ira L. Hershey, (text, Psalm 127:2, latter clause), and by Abram Martin, (text, Isa 43:2); assisted by C. M. Brackbill and Jacob Harnish.
Friends may think we have forgotten,
When they see us smile
But they little know the heartache
That lies within us all the while.

Transcribed by David W. Mann, Arizona


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 24 - September 12, 1935, p. 527.

Hershey -Lizzie, daughter of the late Pre. Jacob and Lydia (Stauffer) Hershey, was born in York Co., Pa., on the Hershey homestead July 18, 1863; died May 5, 1935; aged 71 y. 9 m. 17 d. Lizzie, Maria and their father left the homestead in May, 1905, and moved to York; where she lived until Maria died, after which she stayed with her brother Jacob a few days. She died 17 days after her sister Maria passed away. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth. She often went with her father to funerals to sing. We miss her voice in church and Sunday school. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by Lucy Roth, Katie Weigle, and Jacob S. Hershey, all of York. Funeral services were held from the home of Bro. Jacob S. Hershey by Walter H. Gable, with concluding services at Stoney Brook Church by Bro. Harvey Lehman. Text, I Cor. 5:10. Burial in the Stony Brook Cemetery. By a nephew.

Hershey -Maria, daughter of the late Pre. Jacob and Lydia (Stauffer) Hershey, was born in York Co., Pa., on the Hershey homestead, Sept. 18, 1856; died in York, Pa., April 18, 1935; aged 78 y. 9 m. Maria, Lizzie and their father left the homestead in May, 1905, and moved to York City, at which place she resided until death. She was an invalid for about seven years; moved about on a wheel chair. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, attended church and Sunday school as long as health permitted, taught a class of girls for a number of years. After the York Mission started, prayer meeting was held at their home every four weeks which she enjoyed very much. She longed for the Master's return. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by Lucy Roth, Katie Weigle, and Jacob S. Hershey, all of York, Pa. Funeral services were held from the home by Walter H. Gable, with concluding services at Stoney Brook Church by Bro. Harvey Lehman (Text, Jno. 11:25-27), and Walter H. Gable (Zech. 1:5). Burial in Stony Brook Cemetery. By a nephew.

Conrad -Peter Conrad was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Mar. 21, 1847; died Aug. 29, 1935; aged 88 y. 5 m. 8 d. He was a resident of Wayne Co., all his life. He was united in marriage to Catherine Schrock on Dec. 12, 1871. To this union 9 children were born: Samuel E. of Sterling, O.; David E. of Chicago, Ill.; Isaiah F. of Wooster, O.; Mrs. Emma C. Krabill of Louisville, O.; Frederick A. of Tucson, Ariz.; and Orie M. of Sterling. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death. He is survived by his dear life companion, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Catherine Long of Rittman, O.), 3 half-brothers, 1 half-sister, and a large host of near relatives and friends. He confessed and accepted Christ as his personal Savior in early life and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. He was ordained to the office of deacon May 9, 1881, and faithfully served the congregation in this capacity over a period of 54 years. He was deeply interested in all the activities of the Church, and gave himself unreservedly to the Master's work. In the community he was a man to be admired for the interest he manifested in the progress and welfare of all. In his passing the family keenly feels the loss of a dear, loving husband and father; the community a kind and helpful neighbor; and the congregation a faithful counsellor [sic] and coworker, who so earnestly labored with us many years. But we humbly submit to the will of our heavenly Father. May our loss here be his eternal gain. Services were conducted by Brethren C. Z. Yoder and Jesse Smucker. Sermon by J. S. Gerig. Text, Luke 2:29, 30. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

"Servant of God, well done;
Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy."

Zook -Henry S., son of Christian and Susanna (Stoltzfus) Zook, was born June 30, 1861, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at his residence in Elverson, Pa., May 31, 1935, aged 73 y. 11 m. 1 d.
His parents moved from near Binkley's Bridge, Lancaster Co., in 1880, to a farm located near Elverson. Here he grew to manhood and married Elizabeth, daughter of Bishop Gideon Stoltzfus (dec'd) of the vicinity of Gap on Dec. 20, 1883. There were no children born to this home. He therefore leaves his dear life companion and two sisters (Mrs. John S. Mast of Elverson and Mrs. Amos Hertzler of Honey Brook), to mourn his departure. Having operated the farm where his parents had died, he there conducted also a farm implement store. In 1905 he moved into Elverson, where he expanded the business into adjoining counties and became widely known as a vehicle dealer in the days of the horse and buggy. He was charitable, with an open hand to share of his means in relieving the distress of the poor and needy and visit the sick and suffering in the home and hospital. In youth he was much devoted to the skill of an artist. Having never taken any training, his paintings having brought appreciation from many as they so beautifully portray the works of the Creator. He became a victim of diabetes for several years and was also afflicted with a weak heart. His last illness lasted only a few days, being unconscious the greater part of the time. Complications later set in, and he gradually became paralyzed in the throat. On the day previous to his death he closed his eyes to a physical slumber to never awaken again to friends on earth, but to awake in those beautiful realms above where sorrows and pain are unknown. A Large concourse of friends gathered to the funeral services which were held at the Conestoga Church near Morgantown, conducted by Brethren Christian Kurtz, David Yoder, and John W. Weaver. Text, I Jno. 3:1-3. His only uncle surviving known as Bishop E. B. Stoltzfus of Hudson, Ohio, who had arrived only a few moments before the body was removed from the church to the adjoining cemetery.

"In our hearts his memory lingers,
Sweetly, tender, fond and true;
There will not be a day, dear uncle,
That we will not think of you."

Transcribed by Mona M. Mann, Arizona


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 25 - September, 19, 1935, pp. 543, 544.

Gross. ­ Henry K. Gross of Plumsteadville, Pa., died on Aug. 9, 1935: aged 83 y. 11 m. 28 d. He was born on a farm adjoining the Deep Run Mennonite Church, and died on the same farm. In all these years there were only a few nights that he did not sleep at home. He was a very useful man and machinist. He worked at his trade up to six months of his death. He was suffering with a stomach ailment but was bedfast only two weeks when complications set in. He was one of the oldest members of the Deep Run congregation and a regular attendant as long as he was able to go. His wife (Annie Leatherman) died 30 years ago, and a son (Isaac) died 15 years ago. He is survived by 1 son (Harvey) and a grand-daughter (Eva). Funeral services were held at the Deep Run church, conducted by Jacob Rush, Wilson Overholt, and Abram Yothers. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Beachy. ­ Rufus M. Beachy was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 30, 1867; died at his home near Meyersdale, Pa., Aug. 31, 1935; aged 68 y. 7 m. 1 d. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained steadfast to the end; was married to Lydia Hershberger Dec. 23, 1888. To this union 3 sons were born, 2 having died in their youth. One son (Jonas) grew to manhood. On April 6, 1922, Jonas and his mother were instantly killed by a fast freight train as they were crossing the track. Rufus married as his second wife Amanda Beachy, Dec 20, 1923. To them 2 children were born. A girl died in infancy. His wife, 1 son, and 1 granddaughter survive. He was a helpless invalid nearly a year and a half. His illness was due to a complication of diseases, dropsy being one of them. During his latter days he was also mentally sick and not able to converse with any one. Funeral was held Sept. 3 by Simon L. Yoder and Norman D. Beachy in German and J. B. Miller in English.

King. ­ Lydia K., wife of Abraham S. King, died Aug. 8, 1935, of typhoid fever; aged 72 y. 1 m. 20 d. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Barbara (King) Smocker, and a member of the Amish Church. She was always present when health permitted. Besides her loving husband she leaves the following children: David, Mrs David Beiler, Mrs. Abraham Stoltzfus, Mrs. Levi Lapp, Emma, and Mrs. Moses King; also 28 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters; (Levi, Christian, John, Leah Lapp, and Barbara Umble). She was kind and loving and will be greatly missed in the home and community. Short services were held at the home Aug. 12, with further services at the home of John Stoltzfus, conducted by Jonas Ebersole and Henry Lapp. Interment in Myers Cemetery.

"Grandmother, thou art sweetly resting;
Here thy toil and care are o're;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow
Never can distress thee more."
-By her grandchildren.

Rohrer. ­ Barbara G., wife of Frank B. Rohrer, was born July 28, 1868; died at her home in Strasburg, Pa., Aug. 31, 1935; aged 67 y. 1 m. 3 d. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Jacob H. of West Lampeter, Tp.; Minnie B. (wife of Clair H. Witmer), Refton; Willis J., and Raymond H., Strasburg Tp.; Mary Irene (wife of J. Harlan Burkhart), Bareville; Florence H. (wife of Clyde K. Eshelman), Millersville; Frank Jr. and Barbara Pauline, at home. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mary G. Harnish) and 1 brother (Samuel G. Harnish) of Willow St. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was in failing health for the past six months. Death came very suddenly and unexpectedly. Mother will be greatly missed in the home, as her chair is vacant now. Her cheerful disposition will be long a pleasant memory. Funeral services were held at the home Sept. 3 and at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Christian M. Brubaker (reading the 23rd Psalm at the house), and Bro. Jacob T. Harnish (Text, Phil. 1:21) at the church.

"Dear Mother, you are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
A daughter.

Baker. ­ Emma, daughter of Jonas and Susan (Hoover) Markley, was born in Medina Co., Ohio, Sept 7, 1869. She was united in marriage with Samuel Baker in November, 1888. To this union were born 3 children: Earl (who passed away in 1916), Ella at home, and Paul, Hollywood, Calif. She lived her entire life in the community where she was born, the family living in Guilford Tp. until 1908, when they moved to Wadsworth. She was a fine example of Christian womanhood and motherhood, always living up to her belief and convictions as they were revealed to her through an entire life of following her Lord and Savior. She was a faithful member of her church to which she gave of her time and helpfulness, being especially active in the work of the Woman's Missionary Society and Ladies Aid. Her family and her church were her only interests in her life and she gave to them unselfishly not only in service rendered but also in Christian influence and devotion to her convictions. She became a member of the First Mennonite church of Wadsworth on Jan. 1. 1928. On July 30 she left for a trip to California to visit her son Paul and attend a Conference of her church. On Aug. 7 she suddenly passed from life to death while asleep; aged 65 y. 11 m. Funeral services were held Aug. 12 from the M. E. church in Wadsworth, Wilmer S. Shelly and _____ Lubold officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, 2 children, 1 brother (John), 2 sisters (Elizabeth Detwiler of Roseville, Mich., and Ella Markley of Wadsworth). A brother (Daniel) and 2 sisters (Sarah Rickert and Margaret Gehman) preceded her in death.

Eby. ­ Vera Waneta, daughter of Walter and Ellen (Drake) Eby, was born on their present farm home near Elkhart, Ind., Nov 19, 1929; died Aug. 23, 1935. Vera and her three-year-old nephew, LaVern Eby, were playing on the tractor unknown to their parents, when in some manner they released the brakes, allowing the large tractor to run down the barn bank on which it was parked. Vera, in jumping or being thrown off, was crushed beneath the wheels. She never regained consciousness and about twenty minutes later passed away. Vera was of pleasant disposition and brightened the home with many songs that she had learned to sing by memory. Some of these she had learned in Bible school this summer. She enjoyed very much to go to Sunday school and to learn Bible verses. Her tragic death has been a great shock to the family and friends. She leaves parents, 3 brothers (Earl of near Wakarusa, Glenn and Loren, both at home), 3 sisters (Mrs Warren Risser of near Goshen, Mrs Lowell Holmes of Mishawaka, and Gladys at home), and her grandparents (Mr. And Mrs. John Drake), a sister (Arlene) died in 1928 at the age of 13 months. Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at the home and at the Olive Mennonite Church, in charge of D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank. Text, Jon. 14:1-3. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Dearest Vera, we will miss thee,
Miss thy sweet and cheerful smiles,
Miss thy songs of joy and gladness,
Miss they presence all the while;
But we know you've gone before us
To that bright and shining shore,
Gone to meet our blessed Savior,
With Him to dwell for ever more."

Yoder. ­ Cora, daughter of Peter and Jemima Zimmerman, was born near Inman, Kans., Nov. 16, 1894; died at the McPherson Hospital Aug. 29, 1935, of acute Bright's disease; aged 40 y. 9 m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to E. Amos Yoder June 17, 1917, in McPhereson Co., Kans. Two sons and 2 daughters were born to this union. One son (Mervin Clifton) passed away Dec. 10, 1924. In her youth she united with the West Liberty Mennonite Church where she faithfully and willingly lived out its teaching. She was deeply devoted to the interests of her family and home, not given to complaining but always of a pleasant disposition, willing to serve others as given opportunity. She leaves her deeply bereaved husband and 3 children (Truman Merle, Matilda Maxine, and Rhoda Madeline), her parents, 3 sisters and 4 brothers (Mrs Frank Hostetler, Mrs. Uriah Johnston, and Mrs Lloyd Miller, John, Ernest, Raymond and Vernon). Early this spring Cora had two attacks of influenza, which left her with a weak heart and other complications. During the summer the doctor advised that she be taken to a cooler climate. The family spent 16 days in Minnesota and visited a few days with her sister Florence in Missouri, returning home Sunday, Aug 18. On Monday, Aug 19, hoping that under a doctor's care she would soon be home again, she entered the hospital where 10 days later she passed away. The end came rather unexpectedly as she had shown improvements in some ways. Funeral services Sept. 1 at the home by Bro. M. M. Troyer and at West Liberty Church by Brethren J. G. Hartzler and Harry A. Deiner. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"In our hearts her memory lingers,
But we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake her
From her peaceful, quiet sleep.

Transcribed by David W. Mann, Arizona


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 26 - September 26, 1935, p. 559.

Rodamer. ­Alvin Rodamer, aged 64 y. 10 m. 3 d., died at his home in Springs, Pa., Aug. 1, 1935. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa., and resided in Springs for the last 30 years. He was married Jan. 17, 1906, to Margaret Keim who survives him, together with the following children: Clarence, Hester, Harry, Leota, Earl and Maxine. His mother and two brothers (Milton and Stewart) also remain. He was a faithful member of the Springs Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted by Roy Otto, assisted by Guy E. Wampler. Text, II Kings 6:15.

Liechty. ­ Peter, son of Peter and Fannie (Eicher) Liechty, was born near Orrville, O., Dec. 31, 1852; after a lingering illness of over a year, he peacefully passed to his eternal abode at the home of his nephew, Ruben Conrad of Orrville, O., Sept. 7, 1935; aged 82 y. 9 m. 6 d. He is survived by 1 brother (C. D. Liechty of Orville) and many nephews and nieces. He was received into fellowship of the Oak Grove Amish Mennonite Church in his early manhood, where he retained his membership until death. He will be remembered by his friends for his kindly disposition and to those who were near him in his last illness for his patience and faith in God through his much suffering. Funeral services were conducted at the Oak Grove Church by I. W. Royer, J. S. Gerig, and C. Z. Yoder.

Long. ­ William J., son of John and Eliza Long, was born Aug. 29, 1849, in Rockingham Co., Va.; died Sept. 9, 1935; aged 86 y. 11 d. On Feb. 3, 1870, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Shank, and to this union were born 9 children. His companion preceded him in death 8 years ago. Also 7 children preceded him. In 1878 he united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a pillar and a faithful and devoted brother until the end. He moved to this country about 65 years ago and was loved by all who knew him. He leaves 2 sons (Abram of Harrisonburg, Va., and John W. of Elida, O.); also 6 grandchildren and about 9 great-grandchildren, besides many friends. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 12 at the Salem Church by Ben B. King, assisted by Gabriel Brunk and J. M. Shenk. Burial at Salem Cemetery.

Welty. ­ Sarah P. Welty was born near Mt. Eaton, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1878; died of dropsy of heart Sept. 10, 1935; age 56 y. 8 m. 22 d. In her youth she joined the Sonnenberg congregation, remaining a loyal member until the end. She is survived by 1 sister, Rosa (Mrs. Dan Bixler of Medina, Ohio); 3 brothers (John, Reuben and Daniel), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, 1 brother, and 1 sister preceded her in death. While yet a young child she had white swelling and therefore remained a cripple. She was of a quiet and kindly disposition, and bore the afflictions of her life patiently. She will be missed by her many friends. In our memory her beautiful smile we shall see. Her sweet voice will be ringing in our ears, but we look across the river of life where there will be no more shedding of tears. Funeral services were held Sept.12 at the home by Bro. J. S. Moser and at the church by Bro. S. W. Sommer of Martins Creek congregation. Text, John 8:31-36.

Yoder. ­ Lydia Miller was born in Washington Co., Ia., Jan. 1, 1890; died Aug. 15, 1935; aged 45 y. 7 m. 15 d. Jan. 19, 1910, she was united in marriage to Charles E. Yoder. One daughter (Darline) preceded her in death. The remaining children are, Mrs. Omar J. Rhodes and three sons at home (Cleo, Howard, and Carroll) who with their father mourn the death of a loving and devoted wife and mother. Beside the immediate family she leaves her father (M. D. Miller of Kalona), 3 sisters (Mrs. Seth Miller, Mrs. Charles Gingerich, of Kalona, Mrs. C. A. Wertz of Wellman) and 7 brothers (C. C. Abner, Frank, and Aaron of Kalona; Simon of Ankeny, Ia.; Edward of Ft. Des Moines, Ia.; and Jess of Helena, Mont.), and a host of relatives and friends. The news of her death was a shock to the entire community. She had been ill for the last 5 months, and seemingly was on the way to recovery, until Monday morning when a change was evident, from which time she gradually weakened. On Wednesday afternoon she called her family and father, gave them each a farewell message, expressing herself as ready to go, and on the following morning at 5:30 peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. In her youth she accepted Christ as Savior, united with the East Union Mennonite Church, always taking a deep interest and active part in the Church and Sunday school, was a regular teacher as long as health permitted. Sister Yoder was a Christian in the truest sense, and will not only be missed in the home but in the Church and community as well. We humbly submit to His will to which she was fully resigned. Funeral services were held at the East Union Mennonite Church, with burial in the East Union Cemetery, conducted by Bros. D. J. Fisher and Joe C. Brenneman.

Nafziger. ­ Catherine Pelsy Nafziger was born Aug. 5, 1850 at Rhodes, France; died Sept. 8, 1935, at her home near Goodland, Ind., aged 84 y. 1 m. 3 d. She was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Peter Nafziger in 1869, who passed away March 10, 1910. To this union were born the following children: Elizabeth, Julia, Joseph at home; Valentine of Remington, and Peter D. of Danvers, Ill. Two daughters Magdalena and Helen preceded her in death. She also leaves to mourn her departure 3 granddaughters (Vivian, Berneice, and Helene), a large number of relatives and a host of friends. She united with the Mennonite Church in early youth and remained loyal to the fundamentals of the faith until death. Throughout her suffering her faith and trust in God never wavered. She was always concerned about the welfare of her children and was always glad to have anyone come to visit her, desiring the Word of God read, and prayer in her behalf. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord....their works do follow them."

"Servant of God, well done,
Thy glorious warfare's past;
The battle's fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last."

Funeral services were held from the Zion Mennonite Church Tuesday afternoon in charge of Aaron Egli and Valentine Struhbar. Burial in the Goodland cemetery.

Peachey. ­ Gideon J., son of Jacob T. and Lydia (Hertzler) Peachey, was born near Belleville, Pa., Nov. 28, 1883; died June 29, 1935, at the Lewistown Hospital as the result of an injury to the hand received June 20; aged 51 y. 7 m. 1 d. While stretching fence on his farm his hand accidentally caught between the stretcher and post, causing a bruise which later developed into blood poisoning. He was united in marriage to Sadie E. Spicher, Dec. 25, 1907. To this union were born the following children: Nelda, Roy, Ellie, and Ethel (Mrs. Calvin Petersheim) of Morgantown. His first wife died Oct. 10, 1917. On Dec. 22, 1918, he was married to Emma Algyer. To this union were born 4 children: Dorothy, Byron, Verda, and John. He is survived by his wife, children, aged father, 1 graddaughter, 3 brothers (Roland, Jacob, and Frank of Brownstown, Pa.). His mother and 2 brothers preceded him in death. In early years he united with the Locust Grove A. M. Church where he was very faithful, taking an active part in all its activities. At the time of his death he was serving his sixth year as Sunday school superintendent; also often leading in singing. He has left a place in the home, Church, and community, which can never be filled; as he was a man of noble character, always with a pleasant word and smile for all who greeted him. Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove Church, conducted by Bro. Jonas D. Yoder, assisted by Bros. Samuel T. Yoder and John Zook. A large host of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Interment in the cemetery near by.

"Jesus while our hearts are bleeding,
O'er the spoils that death has won,
We would at this solemn meeting
Calmly say, 'Thy will be done.' "
-By a cousin.

Transcribed by Mona M. Mann, Arizona

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