Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1937

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Gospel Herald, November 4, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.32 - page 687, 688

Lucket.-Mrs. William Lucket, born Dec. 25, 1872, died Aug. 28, 1937, at her son Albert's in Chambersburg, Pa.; aged 64 y. 8 m. 3 d. She was an invalid for a good many years, and unable to walk as a result of a paralytic stroke. She is survived by the following children: Albert, Chambersburg, Pa.; Russel, Waynesboro, Pa.; Mrs. Charles Patterson and Mrs. Franklin Grooms, Pond Bank, Pa. Funeral services were conducted at the home by her pastor, Leo Starner assisted by Harvey E. Shank. Text, I Cor. 9:15. Interment at Mont-Alto Cemetery.

Lehman.-Aaron E. Lehman was born May 11, 1868; died suddenly from a heart attack Oct. 20, 1937, at his home near Chambersburg, Pa.; aged 69 y. 5 m. 9 d. He was a retired farmer and was well known in the community in which he lived. He is survived by a sister (Mrs. Martha Landis) who made her home with him; also 2 brothers (John E. and Benjamin Lehman of Chambersburg). Funeral services were conducted Oct. 22 at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church by.; Bros. Harry Witmer and Harvey E. Shank. Texts Psa. 1 and John 20:29. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Compton.-William H., son of John and Catharine Compton, was born Feb. 13, 1870; died Oct. 10, 1937; aged 67 y. 7 m. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Susan Brubaker Oct. 8, 1891, who preceded him in death July 23, 1927. Of this union 3 children survive; also 5 grandchildren and 14 nieces and nephews. Jan. 28, 1930, he was again united in marriage to Laura Lehman, who survives him; also 4 step-children. He united with the Presbyterian Church a number of years ago, but about 26 years ago transferred his membership to the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral was conducted from his home in Columbiana, and from the Leetonia Mennonite Church, his place of worship. Funeral in charge of I. B. Witmer assisted by the brethren, D. C. Witmer, David Lehman, and A. J. Steiner.

Stahly.-Simon, son of Henry Stahly, was born in Nappanee, Ind., Sept. 13, 1850; died Sept. 18, 1937; aged 87 y. 5 d. The Stahly family originally came from Germany, and settled as pioneers in Nappanee. The northeastern part of Nappanee was the old Stahly farm, and the house where Simon was born is still standing in a remodeled condition. In 1873 he was married to Jane Pearman. To this union were born 2 children (Dan I. Stahly of Nappanee and Mrs. Simon Albrecht of Sycamore, Ill.). His companion passed away at the birth of the last-named child in 1879. On Feb. 27, 1881, he was married to Elizabeth Miller, who with the 2 children, 6 grandchildren, and many relatives remain to mourn the loss of a kind husband, father, and friend. He was the last surviving member of a family of nine children. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the cause until the Lord celled him home. Funeral services were held Sept. 20 at the North Main St. Mennonite Church in Nappanee, conducted by Homer F. North. Burial in the Union Center Cemetery.

Cooprider.-Walter Nye, son of Mathias and Sarah (Friedley) Cooprider, was born in Clay Co., Ind., Nov. 9, 1864; died at his home near McPherson, Kans., Oct. 19, 1937, after an illness of seven months with an ailment of the heart; aged 72 y. 11 m. 10 d. He was married Dec. 24, 1889, to Minnie V. Brunk who with 3 sons (George, Henry, and Glen) and 4 grandchildren, all of McPherson, Kans., mourn his departure, twin sons having died in infancy. He is survived by 5 brothers and sisters (John A. and Thomas J. of Hesston, Charles W. of Windom, Mrs. E. J. Ely of Inman, and Mrs. 0. E. Hostetler of McPherson), with many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, having united with the West Liberty congregation in 1896. Funeral services were conducted by the West Liberty ministers, Bro. J. G. Hartzler assisted by Bro. M. M. Troyer. Text, Rev. 14:13. The body rests beneath a large cedar of his own planting in West Liberty Cemetery.

Zimmerman.-Anna Z., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Eberly, was born near Martindale, Pa., March 10, 1875; died very suddenly of complications Oct. 16, 1937; aged 62 y. 7 m. 6 d. She was married to Elam S. Zimmerman, March 25, 1893. To this union eleven children were born. She is survived by her sorrowing husband and her children (Joseph, New Holland, Pa.; John, Bareville, Pa.; Mrs. Elam Sensenig, Ephrata, Pa.; Mrs. Joseph Shirk, Narvon, Pa.; Mrs. Banks Horning, Denver, Pa.; Mrs. Adam Newswanger, New Holland; Mrs. Clayton Zimmerman, Mrs. Ira Zimmerman, Ephrata; Elam, East Earl, Pa.; Mrs. John Souder, Churchtown, Pa.; and Moses, Ephrata); also her mother (Mrs. Elizabeth Eberly, Denver), and these brothers and sister (David, New Holland; Henry, Stevens, Pa..; Nathan, Ephrata; and Mrs. Ezra Good, Denver); 49 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services ware held at the home and at Martindale Mennonite Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by Bros. Joseph 0. Wenger and Isaac Zimmerman. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.

"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought her death so near;
And only those who have lost can tell,
The loss of a loved one without farewell."

Denlinger.-J. Laurence Denlinger of Ronks, Pa., was born June 25, 1902; died Oct. 14, 1937; aged 35 y. 3 m. 19 d. For the past five years he had been operating a garage and service station at the junction of the Honks road and Lincoln Highway, seven miles east of Lancaster City. On Oct. 13 he was working at his bench with a gasoline torch. It is thought that in some mysterious way some gasoline was sprayed or blown on his clothing, for suddenly and without warning a flash of fire covered his body. His screams brought immediate help from those near by, and the flames were promptly smothered; but not in time to save him from severe burns on his limbs and portions of his body. He was immediately taken to the hospital where it was at first thought perhaps the burns might not prove serious. But all that human skill could do proved unavailing; and after much suffering, he breathed his last, and his spirit passed away at 3 :10 the following morning. He is survived by his wife (Anna Ressler Denlinger), his parents (John K. and Anna Sweikert Denlinger), 5 brothers and 2 sisters, beside other relatives and a host of friends. Laurence was active and energetic, and his business prospered. But the greatest comfort comes to those that were plunged into sorrow by his sudden and unexpected departure in knowing that he was consistent in his relation to the church, and was concerned not only for the things of this life, but also for the things that are eternal. Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at Paradise Mennonite Church, conducted by G. Park Book assisted by Martin Hershey. Text, I Sam. 20:3, last clause.

Nofziger.-Libbie, daughter of C. G. and Rebecca (Stutzman) Nofziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1883; died at her home Sept. 22, 1937; aged 53 y. 9 m. 3 d. In 1884 she moved with her parents to Stuttgart, Ark., and in 1902 from there to Nampa, Idaho. In 1909. she, with the family again moved, this time to Albany, Oreg., where she remained until her death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful all her life. She enjoyed- good health until over a year ago, when she suffered a paralytic stroke; then soon a second stroke followed, from which she never fully recovered. Complications set in which caused her death. She was bedfast one week, but conscious to the end, making some of her own funeral arrangements. She expressed her willingness to depart and be with Christ. She leaves her father, step-mother, and the following brothers all living in Oregon: Samuel, Elvis, and Louie of near Albany, Victor of near Tangent, Ernest of Portland, Dan of near Lebanon; also 2 sisters (Martha Souder of Wauseon, Ohio, and Emma Gerig of Wayland, Ia.). Her mother and one brother preceded her in death. She also leaves 17 nieces, 21 nephews, 4 aunts, 4 uncles and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Eli Frey of Wauseon, Ohio, and at the Fairview Church by Brethren Melvin Schrock and N. A. Lind. Others who took part in the services were Bros. C. H. Gerig and Fred Gingerich. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery by the side of her mother.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought her death was near;
And only those who lost can tell
The pain of a passing without farewell."

Peachey.-Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob K. and Nancy Yoder, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Aug. 3, 1863. Her entire life was spent in this vicinity, much of her girlhood being spent at Mt. Tabor, on what is now known as the Ohio Cavern farm. Dec. 12, 1882, she was united in marriage to Christian B. Peachey, who preceded her to the spirit-world July 12, 1921. Nine children were born to them, six of whom are now mourning the loss of a devoted Christian mother. She courageously met the hard things of life as she came face to face with them. Five times death knocked at the door of her home and took from her a loved one: father, husband, a son (Uriel) and 2 daughters (Nannie and Anna Mary). For the past year her health has been failing, but she had not been bedfast, and on the evening of Aug. 30, 1937, her life suddenly and peacefully winged its way "Home" to be at rest; aged 74 y. 27 d. Loyal to the home, she will be missed most by those who belong to it. Mother's dear hands, that labored long to administer to our childhood needs, have finished their work of love, and those kind admonitions to safely guide us over life's rugged road, will never be forgotten. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in early life, and was affiliated with the Mennonite Church until death. Being the last member of her family, she leaves no brothers or sisters to mourn her demise-except Mrs. Fanny Yoder, of Shipshewana, Ind., who spent twelve years of her girlhood days with her in the Yoder home.. She also leaves 6 children (Elmer, of Huntsville, Ohio; Clarence, of Kendallville, Ind.; Maude, at home; Roy, of Urbana; Phoebe, wife of Luther Landis, Bellefontaine; Charles, of West Liberty; also 18 grandchildren, besides many relatives: and friends, who will miss her as the days go by.
"Rest on, dear Mother, thy labors are o'er,
Those loving hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind
No friend on earth like you we'll find."

Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church, in charge of Bro. John Y. King assisted by Bro. Marion Y. King. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.


Gospel Herald, November 11, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.33 - page 719

Knicely.-John Harrison Knicely was born Dec. 7, 1845; died Oct. 17, 1937; aged 91 y. 10 m. 10 d. He united with the Mennonite Church about six years ago, and worshiped with the Bethany congregation near Ottobine, Va. He is survived by 3 sons, 3 daughters, 36 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services and interment at the Brethren church near the home of the deceased on Oct. 19, conducted by R. W. Benner assisted by home ministers of said Brethren church.

Willard.-Anna E., daughter of Joseph and Anna (Nusbaum) Holdeman, was born Dec. 10, 1864, one mile west of Wakarusa, Ind.; died Sept. 24, 1937, at her home on the north side of Wakarusa; aged 72 y. 9 m. 14 d. She was married May 19, 1888, to Stanford Willard, who preceded her in death nearly eleven years. One daughter was born, and survives: Frances E. Willard. After completing work in the local schools, she attended the Valparaiso Normal School, now Valparaiso University, and was for ten years, from 1885 to 1895, a teacher in the public schools of Elkhart Co., Ind. In 1907 she entered the banking field, and was cashier, then owner, of the Citizen's Bank in Wakarusa. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Wakarusa, John M. Hartman of Huntington, Ind., officiating. Burial in the Olive Cemetery.

Gingerich.-Minnie, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Schweitzer) Ropp, was born in Perth Co., Ont., July 27, 1872; died Oct. 25, 1937, at Kalona, Iowa; aged 85 y. 2 m. 28 d. She accepted her Saviour in her youth, was baptized into the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member to the end. At the age of 24 she came to Iowa and on Oct. 20, 1890, she was united in marriage to Joseph F. Gingerich and lived until 1924 on a farm near Kalona, since which time they lived in Kalona. She was preceded in death by an infant son and by her parents, 3 sisters, and 1 brother. She leaves her husband, 4 sons and 1 daughter (Walter of Kalona; Edward, Clark, Ora, and Mollie, wife of John Bissey of Wellman), 4 grandchildren, and an adopted daughter (Emma, wife of Fay Conger, of Los Angeles, Calif.), 5 sisters and 3 brothers (Mrs. Jake Steckley, Mrs. Peter Erb, and Mrs. Rachel Garber of Ontario; Mrs. Joe Albrecht, Mrs. Fanny Albrecht, Joe and Jake of Michigan; and Mose of Kalona). Funeral services were held Oct. 27 from the East Union Church with burial in the Sharon Hill Cemetery, conducted by Bros. D. D. Miller and D. J. Fisher.

"'Tis hard to part with Mother, dear,
Never more to see her here;
But yet we're glad, if God saw best
To end her troubles and give her rest."

Groff.-Lizzie, daughter of the late John and Fanny Herr Krantz, was born at Lampeter, Pa., Aug. 17, 1859; died Oct. 5, 1937, at New Providence, Pa.; aged 78 y. 1 m. 18 d. She was united in marriage to Aaron Groff Oct. 30, 1884. No children were born to this union, but their home was open to a niece and nephew, Robert and Mary Smith, whose parents passed away when they were quite young. During her last illness her niece came into her home and ministered to her with all the kindness of a daughter. She is survived by her aged companion. She was the oldest of a family of ten children. One sister preceded her only a few weeks previous. These brothers and a sister survive: Mrs. John Shimp, Aaron, Peter, John, and Enos Krantz; also many nieces and nephews. She united with the New Providence Mennonite Church over fifty years ago and remained a faithful member and a willing worker for her Master. She was a Sunday school teacher for forty years, and a member of the sewing circle. At these services she was seldom absent. Funeral services were conducted from the home (at which place she lived her entire married life) by Bro. John Myer, and at the church by Bro. Abram Metzler. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"Silent thoughts bring many a tear,
For one we loved and cherished here;
God took her home, it was His will,
But in our hearts she liveth still."


Gospel Herald, November 18, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.34 - page 735

Lindsey.- W. Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Lindsey, was born July 22, 1885, in Casselton, N. Dak. His father was a Methodist pastor of Casselton for many years. On March 24, 1909, he was married to Ellen Hudson. To this union were born 8 children who survive him: Mrs. Oscar Judisch of St. Paul, Minn.; Holland, Stewart, and Mrs. Oliver Collins living in Fargo, N. Dak.; Roy, Charlie, Grace, and Earl Jr., at home. In July, during our meetings conducted by Bro. Milo Stutzman, he dedicated his remaining days to the Lord. Later he applied for membership at the Mennonite mission church. As an optometrist he was very efficient, and in his day had a large practice; but since 1931 he fell through strong drink, thus losing his reputation. But in his coming to the Lord we can say, "The Lord hath done great things" for him. Oct. 27 he was stricken with paralysis of which he lingered in an unconscious state for 5 hours and then passed away. Funeral services Oct. 31 in the Methodist church, a large number of people attending the funeral. Services were conducted by I. S. Mast. Text, Jan. 4:14. Burial in Casselton Cemetery.

Feather.- George William Feather was born in West Liberty, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1869. After just a few hours of illness, which came upon him suddenly, he died at his home west of West Liberty on Sunday, Oct. 31, 1937; aged 68 y. 1 m. 18 d. Feb. 19, 1902, he was united in marriage to Clara Zook. Two sons were born to this union. He possessed a quiet disposition, was a. good neighbor and friend, and a highly respected citizen. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at West Liberty for many years. Surviving, besides the widow, are the 2 sons, Maurice at home, and Arthur of Bellefontaine, and a daughter-in-law; also 2 brothers (James, of West Liberty; Ray, of Toledo) and 3 sisters (Fannie, Ida, and Anna, of West Liberty). Funeral was held at the South Union Mennonite Church Nov. 2, in charge of S. E. Allgyer and assisted by Perry Daniels. Burial in the church cemetery.
"Best on dear father, thy labors are o'er,
Those loving hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend on earth like him we'll find."

Gunden.- Joseph, son of the late John V. and Catharine (Schmidt) Gunden, was born in Henry Co., Iowa, Sept. 19, 1860; died at his home in Pigeon, Mich., Oct. 27, 1937; aged 77 y. 1 m. 8 d. He was united in marriage to Lydia Swartzendruber, March 15, 1885. To this union were born 1 son and 4 daughters (Edward, Katie, wife of William Wurtz; Rosetta, wife of Sol. Steckly; Lizzie, wife of Richard Maust; Mary, wife of the late Samuel Albrecht, who preceded her father in death). He leaves his aged companion, 1 son, 3 daughters, 15 grandchildren, 3 foster grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until the end. His quiet, unassuming Christian life was a living testimony to all who knew him. He had been in declining health for a number of years, and about three weeks ago had a stroke, after which he slept most of the time. When the summons came he peacefully passed away. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at the home by Edwin Albrecht and at the Pigeon River Church, by the brethren J. Irvin Lehman and M. S. Zehr. Texts, Psa. 115:16 and Phil. 1:21.

Martin.- Henrietta Weaver, wife of Milton H. Martin, was born Jan. 27, 1877; died Oct. 2, 1937; aged 60 y. 8 m. 5 d. She was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church and was an active, interested worker in the Sunday school; having taught a class for many years. She will be missed in the home as a kind, loving wife and mother, and a neighbor and friend in the community where she was always ready to give her time to comfort those with lonely hearts. She is survived by her bereaved husband, 2 sons (John S. of Vogansville and Warren W. at home) and these brothers and sister: George and William Weaver of Terre Hill, Warren Weaver of Lancaster, and Mrs. William Grant of New Holland. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Benjamin Wenger and at the Weaverland Church by Bros. John W. Weaver and Eli G. Sauder. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"The lights have gone out in a mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn, the dweller's away;
She slipped over the threshold of time in the night,
To take her abode In the City of Light."
A Friend

Lehman.- Samuel M., son of Samuel and Mary Martin Lehman, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Nov. 14, 1857; died Oct. 28, 1937; aged 79 y. 11 m. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Longanecker, Dec. 22, 1881. To this union were born 1 son and 3 daughters; namely, George, Elsie, wife of David Wenger; Mary, wife of Harry Landis; Elizabeth, wife of Roy Horst; all of whom resided near the old homestead at Burton City. He was preceded in death by his devoted companion, 1 daughter (Elsie Wenger), their only son (George), leaving 2 daughters (Mary and Elizabeth), and 8 grandchildren; namely Esther Scott, Canton; Ruth Lehman, June, James, Morris, and Doris Horst, Maxine and Ross Landis, all at home. He was also preceded in death by 3 grandchildren (Harold, son of George and Ada Lehman, Eileen, daughter of Harry and Mary Landis, Brooks Landis). He is also survived by 5 step-brothers and 2 step-sisters, 1 sister. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1882, serving his Master faithfully through 55 years of servitude in preparation for the better world. He was very much devoted in keeping the Sabbath day holy, observing over 4,000 Sabbath days or over 11 years consecutive servitude to his Master's will.

Horning.- Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Enos and Emma Binkley, was born Feb. 28, 1918; died Sept. 27, 1937, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., after a short illness from convulsions; aged 19 y. 6 m. 26 d. We cannot understand why Mary was taken so young, but God's ways are past finding out. We want to be submissive and say from the heart, God's will, not ours, be done. Mary had a pleasant smile for everybody, always doing things for other people to make them happy. She was a great lover of children. Now she has entered the pearly gate with her little son in her arm, where flower and bud can bloom throughout eternity. In 1930, at the age of twelve years, she gave her heart to Jesus, united with the Kinzers Mennonite Church, and remained faithful till the Lord called her home. Nov. 26, 1936, she was united in marriage to Willis G. Horning. Feb. 4, 1937, went to start a home of their own, of which Christ was the head. Now that home is broken, but one is started in heaven, with the two precious jewels there. She leaves her bereaved husband, her parents, and the following brothers and sisters: William H., Baltimore, Md.; Bertha, wife of A. G. Slaymaker, Gap, Pa.; E. Vernon; Florence, wife of H. H. Noll, Lancaster, Pa.; Christ Binkley, New Holland, Pa.; Melvin and Ruth, at home; also her aged grandfather, Samuel J. Myers of New Holland, nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles, and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by 1 little brother (Leroy Leslie), 2 grandmothers, 1 grandfather, and 1 little nephew. Funeral was held Sept. 30 at the home of her parents south of Kinzers, with Bro. Geo. Graham and Park Book in charge, and at Weaverland Church with Bro. John W. Weaver in charge. They were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"We had a precious treasure that was our joy and pride,
We loved Mary perhaps too well for soon she slept and died;
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today,
For Mary whom we loved so dearly
Has for ever passed away.


Gospel Herald, November 25, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.35 - page 750, 751, 752

.-Sarah Elaine, daughter of Bro. and Sister Earl Gerber of Dalton, Ohio, died Nov. 15, 1937; aged 6 days. Funeral services were held in the Kidron Mennonite Church, Nov. 16, by I. J. Buchwalter, assisted by Allen Bixler and Reuben Hofstetter. Several singular coincidences were observed in this funeral.. It was the first funeral held in this new church, the first burial in the new cemetery, and the first pulpit work of the brethren, Bixler and Hofstetter, who were ordained as minister and deacon of the above named congregation the day previous.

Martin.-Sister Henrietta, wife of Bro. Milton Martin was born Jan. 27, 1877; died Oct. 2, 1937, at her late home near Groffdale Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering illness of about 2 years and 6 months. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (John S. and Warren W.) and a host of friends. Sister Martin was received into fellowship in 1897 when at the age of about 20 years. She was a faithful member, an ardent worker in the Sunday school, a devoted wife, and a good mother. She was of a meek and quiet disposition. Funeral services were held Oct. 5 from her late home, with the main service at Weaverland, by John W. Weaver and Eli Sauder. Text, Rom. 8:18.

Helmuth.-Magdalena, daughter of Valentine C. and Elizabeth Yoder, was born Oct. 27, 1865; died Nov. 6, 1937; aged 72 y. 10 d. Nov. 20, 1884, she was united in marriage to Abraham Helmuth who preceded her in death Mar. 6, 1933. To this union were born 6 sons and 8 daughters. She leaves 5 sons, 6 daughters, 37 grandchildren, 5 great.grandchildren, and 2 brothers. She was preceded in death by 1 son, 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and 5 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by John Gingerich, David Helmuth, and J. S. Homer.

"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Cressman.-Lovina Cressman was born April 18, 1889; died in St.Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 7, 1937; aged 48 y. 6 m. 20 d. Dec. 2, 1914 she was married to Jacob Cressman. To this union were born 7 children. There remain to mourn her early departure, her loving husband, 3 daughters (Verda, wife of Gordon Lichty, Eral and Florence), 3 sons (Willard, Leonard, and Donald), besides a large relationship and many friends. Sister Cressman was converted in her 19th year and united with the Mennonite Church in which communion she remained a faithful loyal member until she was called home. The funeral was held Nov. 10 from her late home near Breslau, to the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, for services. Minister in charge, Bro. Oscar Burkholder. Texts, Job 16:25; II Tim. 1:12.

Halteman.-Earl Clark, son of John and Anna Mary Halteman, was born in Smithville, Ohio, May 20, 1935; through an accident which occurred, he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, Oct. 8, 1937. He leaves his surviving parents and 8 brothers and 3 sisters (Lucile, David, John Jr., Donald, Virginia, and Mary Ann); also grandparents, with many other near relatives and friends. Earl Clark came as a beautiful flower to bloom in the home for a little while. But God, who doeth all things well, deemed it best to transplant him and take him into the heavenly mansions above, there to blossom and shine as one of His precious jewels. Services were held at the Oak Grove Church by J. S. Gerig. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The reaper came that day;
'Twas an angel visited the green earth
And took the flower away."

Miller.-William Henry, son of Isaac J. and Maria (Lohr) Miller, was born April 20, 1857, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Sidney Campbell) near Eagle, Mich., Nov. 4, 1937; aged 80 y. 6 m. 14 d. He was married to Mary Lambright. To this union were born 7 children: - Harley, Grand Ledge, Mich.; Mrs. Ben Sweet, Grand Ledge, Mich. Mrs. Sidney Campbell, Eagle, Mich.; Cletus, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Ammon, . Lake Odessa; Alvin (deceased). His wife, 6 children, and 21 grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Noah Shafer, Alto, Mich.) survive. He united with the Mennonite Church some years ago and was a member at the time of his death. While he was not able to attend church services regularly, he often expressed his desire for a closer walk with God. Funeral services were held at the Bowne Mennonite Church, conducted by T. B. Schrock. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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Sundheimer.-Sarah Jane, daughter of the late William and Fanny Gerber, was born April 24, 1873, died Nov. 7, 1937; aged 64 y. 6 m. 14 d. Mother suffered long from a chronic ailment which finally brought on a heart attack to cause her sudden departure. In her youth, she was baptized, and joined the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, in which she remained faithful to the end. In her home she was a good wife, a kind and loving mother, always forgetting her own discomforts for the sake of her family. She leaves a faithful husband (John Sundheimer), 7 children (Ray of Canton, Elva of the home, William, Fred, Earl, Lester, and Chester of Shanesville vicinity), also 14 grandchildren; also 3 brothers (Levi of Shanesville, Abraham of Walnut Creek, and Manasses of Mlllersburg). Four sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Nov. 10, by A. W. Miller assisted by Venus Hershberger. Burial in nearby cemetery.


Hershberger.-Adrian, son of Abraham and Cathrene (Mast) Hershberger, was born In Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 27, 1878; died very suddenly while walking on the streets of Sugar Creek, 0., Oct. 19, 1937; aged 58 y: 10 m. 20 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church. Jan. 24, 1904, he was joined in holy wedlock to Sister Lydia Sommer. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters. One infant daughter and one son (Owen) preceded him in death. Surviving are his companion, Mrs. John Muller of Charm, 0.; Leon, at home; and 2 grandchildren; also 4 brothers (E. A.. Hershberger of Walnut Creek, John H. and W. 0. of Sugar Greek, A. W. of Harrisonburg, Va.), .3 sisters (Mrs. D. S. Troyer of Clarence Center, N. Y.; Mrs. Wm. Christner of Hudson, 0.; and Mrs. Ammon Hostetler of near Trail, 0.), besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 22 at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church by A. W. Miller, Corsan Mast, and Maurice O'Connell. Burial in nearby cemetery.

Miller.-Yost Y., son of Yost and Rosanna (Eppley) Miller, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 23, 1853. When a young boy he came with his parents to Indiana and located near Middlebury. In this community he spent all his years till Nov. 2, 1937, when he peacefully fell asleep at the age of 84 y. 9 m. 9 d. When a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. In this faith he lived and died. In December, 1879, he was united in marriage with Rebecca Hostetler, who preceded him in death in March, 1937. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters. One daughter preceded him to the beyond. He leaves 7 children (Ira Y. of Middlebury, Ind.; Harry of Wapakonetta, 0.; Ora of Goshen; Trueman of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. F. D. Yoder and Mrs. C. R. Byler of Goshen; and Minnie at home) ; also 1 brother (D. Y. Miller), 1 sister (Mrs. Wambach), 28 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives. Funeral on the 4th at the Clinton Frame church by D. D. Troyer and D. J. Johns, burial in the Miller Cemetery.


Kauffman.-David E. Kauffman was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Nov. 28, 1861; died at his home near Smithville, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1937; aged 75 y. 11 m. 2 d. He was united in marriage to Amandila Greaser of Weilersville, Ohio, Dec., 1891. She preceded him in death Jan., 1901. He was married to Mrs. John Otto of Marshallville, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1903. He is survived by his widow, 1 daughter (Mrs. John S. Berkey, San Bernito, Tex.), 2 stepsons (Charles Otto, Orrville, Ohio; Homer Otto, Pasadena, Calif.), 1 brother (J. L. Kauffman, New Wilmington, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, and many other friends. Bro. Kauffman confessed and accepted Christ as his Saviour and Lord, united with the Maple Grove Mennonite congregation of Lawrence Co., Pa., and later transferred to the Oak Grove congregation, Wayne Co., Ohio, where he remained a faithful brother. He was always interested in the work of his Lord and in the activities of the Church. He .was called suddenly to his final reward. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." Services were conducted by the brethren, Enoch Zook, B. F. Hartzler, and J. S. Gerig. Text, Jas. 5:11.

Holdeman.-Emma. Sophia, daughter of James C. and Harriet Dodge, was born June 3, 1868, near Wakarusa, Ind.; died Sept. 27, 1937, at her late home in Wakarusa; aged 69 y. 3 m. 24 d. On Dec. 8, 1885, she was united in marriage to Abner Holdeman. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. Two sons and 1 daughter preceded her in death. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in 1893. She lived a consistent Christian life. She had been in failing health for 3 1/2 years and bore her suffering very patiently. She is survived by the husband and following children: Warren, Walter, Mrs. Florence Yoder, Mrs. Forrest Metzler, Mrs. Arthur Weldy of Wakarusa, Ind., and Nelson Holdeman of Temple, Aria. Two sisters (Nellie Burket of this place and Minnie Ferris of Howard City, Mich,), a brother (J. L. Dodge of Mendocino, Calif), 19 grandchildren, and a host of friends also survive. The funeral was held Sept. 30 from the late home and at the Olive Church by the brethren, W. D. Shaum and S. L. Weldy. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Rest on, dear mother, thy labors are o'er;
Thy loving hands will toll no more.
A faithful mother; true and kind,
No friend like you on earth we'll find."


Horst.-Barbara, daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Martin) Shoup, was born near Mt. Eaton, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1857; died at her home west of Dalton, Ohio, Oct. 29, 1937; aged 79 y. 11 m. 15 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Nov. 22, 1904, she was married to Levi Horst, with whom she shared the joys and sorrows of life for 33 years. On June 8, 1937, she suffered a stroke of paralysis and was bedfast for 21 weeks. The last week she lived her suffering became more severe, until on the evening of Oct. 29, she peacefully fell asleep. Those who mourn her passing are her husband, 1 daughter (Esther-Mrs. Elmer Deibel of the home), 2 step-children (Mrs. Ben Lehman of Dalton, and Elmer B. Horst of Apple Creek), 1 sister (Mrs. J. S. Kauffman of Orrville), and 1 brother (Emanuel Shoup of Wooster). Funeral services were held on Nov. 2, conducted by Benjamin Good at the home, and at the Martin Mennonite Church conducted by Stanford Mumaw and Abraham Good. Text, II Pet. 3:11.
"Tis hard to part with mother dear,
Nevermore to see her here;
But yet we're glad if God saw best
To end her suffering and give her rest.

Yoder-Nancy Eash was born in La Grange Co., Ind., Aug. 21, 1860; died at her home, Hubbard, Oreg., Nov. 3, 1937; aged 77 y. 2 m. 12 d. She is survived by her husband (S. C. Yoder), a daughter (Effie M. Widmer of Sheridan), 2 sons (Ray of Hillsboro, and Albert of Alsea). Two sons (Clayton and Arie) preceded her to heaven. She also leaves 14 grandchildren living; 4 preceded her. She leaves sisters (Mrs. Susan Yoder of Woodburn, Mrs. Jane Yoder of Hubbard, and Mrs. Amanda Eash of Middlebury, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Her sister (Mrs. Catherine Kauffman), and her brothers (Frank and Dr. Sam Eash) went on before. She had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since girlhood. During her recent illness she mentioned many times how sad it must be for those who have, no hope in Jesus, and said, "Tell all my grandchildren to meet me in glory." Mother suffered a great deal and never once complained of her pain. She made all her funeral arrangements and requested that this obituary should express her thanks for the love and kindness shown to her and her family by her friends and neighbors. Services at the home followed by services at the Zion Church were conducted by the home ministry: C. I. Kropf and sermon by E. Z. Yoder. Text, Jno. 4:13, 14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Let your hands be folded, mother;
Of toil they've done their share."

Oswald.-Joseph E., son of John K. end Verena Oswald, was born near Morton, Ill., Aug. 31, 1873; died at the Aurora Hospital Nov. 9, 1937; aged 64 y. 2.m 8 d. In 1888 he with his parents, came to Nebraska and settled on a farm five miles west of Aurora. He made his home continuously in this community until four years ago; when he moved to Aurora, On Jan. 30, 1906, he was united in marriage to Ella Freyenberger at Wayland, Iowa. To this nation was born 1 son, Harold F. In his early manhood he united with the Pleasant View Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until his death. His efforts for the comfort and well being of his family and friends were untiring and even to the last his thoughts were of others. He is survived by his companion, a son (Harold, and his wife, Esther), 2 grandsons (Richard and Walter), his aged father, and 6 brothers (William, Daniel, John, Theodore, Aaron and Carl all of Aurora), 6 sisters (Mrs. Clara Krabiel, Lina Oswald, and Mrs. Katie Slagle of Aurora; Mrs. Mary Freyenberger, and Mrs. Emma Freyenberger of Wayland, Iowa; and Mrs. Ada Repp of Pioneer, Ohio), and many other relatives and hosts of friends. He was preceded in death by an infant sister and his mother. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church Nov. 11, in charge of his pastor, Eugene Augspurger.
"Rest on, dear husband. and father, your labors are o'er;
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful one so kind and true,
No friend on earth we'll find like you."

Wenger.-Aaron H., son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Hershey) Wenger, was born in Manheim, Pa., Dec. 25, 1864; died at the same place Oct. 25, 1937; aged 72 y. 10 m. On Nov. 23, 1884, he was united in marriage to Clara Becker. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. Both sons passed away in 1898. One grandson, William Wenger Wiker, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters (Dora, wife of Benjamin Sheaffer, and Clara, wife of Ira Wiker), 1 grandson (Lloyd Sheaffer), and 1 sister (Louisa Heisey). Brother Aaron and his wife united with the Mennonite Church many years ago. Feb. 28, 1907, he was ordained as the first minister of the Manheim Mennonite Church in which ministry he served to the best of his ability for about 25 years, when failing health forced him to ask for help. Even after this, although the body was feeble (owing to several slight strokes suffered about ten years ago), his place in the service was seldom vacant; an encouragement to us who were more able-bodied. For the last two years he was confined to his home; not suffering but rather helpless, and he was patiently cared for by his loving companion. His patience and cheerfulness during these years was an inspiration to many. In earlier life he associated with his father in the cabinet-making business, later conducting this business personally for twenty-eight years. Funeral services were held Oct. 28 from his late home, followed by services at the Manheim Church, conducted by the brethren, Noah Mack, Henry Lutz, and his successor, Samuel Lehman. Texts, Rev. 7:16,17; I Sam. 20:18. Interment in the Hernley Cemetery.
"I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead; he is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into a better land."

Strite.-Lydia H., daughter of Joseph and Fannie Lesher Horst, was born May 14, 1868; died at her home in Maugansville, Md., Oct. 24, 1937; aged 69 y. 5 m. 10 d. Jan, 2, 1890, she was united in marriage with Franklin M. Strite who preceded her in death just 11 weeks. To this union were born 12 children, 3 of whom died in infancy, and Ethel died Dec. 28, 1933. She was sick for nearly a year. On Dec. 24, 1936 she entered the Washington County Hospital where she underwent an operation which later turned to sarcoma. After spending one month in the hospital she returned to her home where she suffered much pain and sickness which she endured with great patience. During her sickness she often repeated the 23rd Psalm and prayed for grace and patience to bear her suffering until the Lord would relieve her and take her home to Himself in glory. She was a kind and loving mother, wife, neighbor, and friend, and is greatly missed in the home, Church and neighborhood.She was a member of Reiff's Mennonite Church and her place was seldom vacant when health permitted. She is survived by the following children: Joseph H., Mount Morris, Ill.; Mrs. Amos J. Martin, Smithburg, Md.; Daniel W., Polo, Ill.; Ira C., Paramont, Md.; Paul B., Polo, Ill., Susan and Margaret at home; Earl T., Maugansville, Md.; and stepchildren: Clyde L., Waynesboro, Pa.; Frank S., New York City; Fannie and Mary, Waynesboro, Pa.; and sisters; Mrs. Susan Zimmerman, Protection, Kans.;Mrs. Mary L. Martin and Mrs. Teny Morganstern, Maugansville, Md.; and one brother, David L Horst. Funeral services were held from her home Oct. 27 and at Reiff's Church by Brethern David Lesher and Moses K. Horst. Text, Luke 8:52. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Rest on, dear mother, thy labors are o'er,
Those loving hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find."

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