Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1940

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 36 - December 5, 1940 --- page 766, 767

Amstutz. ­Thomas Lee, still-born son of Ira and Maude Amstutz, of Walnut Creek, O., was born Nov. 16, 1940, and burial was made the same day in the Kidron Mennonite Cemetery, with services in charge of Bro. Allen Bixler.

Blosser. --- William, son of Tobias and Rachel Blosser, was born in Paulding Co., Ohio, June 4, 1865; died at Roanoke (Va.) Hospital, Nov. 10, 1940; aged 75 y. 5 m. 6 d. He died of hemorrhages of the stomach after an illness of four days. He was taken to the hospital for transfusion, but passed away before it was completed. When he was a year old his parents moved to Wakarusa, Ind. On Dec. 6, 1891, he was united in marriage to Barbara Frances Head of Harrisonburg, Va., who died eleven years later. Some time later he moved on a homestead near Mayton, Alberta. Surviving are 1 son (Orlo Warren of Salem, Va., where he made his home in his last years), 3 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 1 sister (Mrs. Oron Good of Dutton, Mich.), and a brother (Dr. John R. Blosser of Denver, Colo.). He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and remained a true Christian. Funeral services were conducted at Weaver's Church near Harrisonburg, Va., with Timothy Showalter in charge, assisted by Leonard James and Raymond Shenk of Cottage City, Md. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Brenneman. --- Ella, the eldest daughter of Cyrus and Lydia Senger, was born in the Senger home near Orrville, O., Sept. 9, 1868. Her entire life was spent in the vicinity of Orrville. On Jan. 8, 1891, she was married to Christian Brenneman, who preceded her in death Feb. 27, 1938. To them were born 8 children. One child (Lydia) died Oct. 28, 1906, at the age of 13 years. Surviving children are: Ira and David, Orrville, O.; Mrs. Nancy Weidman, Wooster, O.; Mrs. Anna Eckinger, Magnolia, O.; Mrs. Edna Jones, Orrville; Maynard, at home; and Mrs. Effie Snyder of Orrville. There are 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Living brothers and sisters are: Cyrus, Levi, Samuel, Eugene, David, George, Alvin, Nancy Homan, and Lydia Chapman. Two sisters preceded her in death, viz.: Mrs. Fannie Arnold and Mrs. Effie Hollinger. She took her sick bed Aug. 16, 1940, and though she fought bravely for life, on Sunday Morning, Nov. 17, she succumbed to the inevitable and peacefully crossed the divide at the age of 72 y. 2 m. 8 d. She was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near North Lawrence, O., and in her life gave bright evidence of Christian fortitude. Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at the Martin Church by I. J. Buchwalter assisted by J. W. Myers. Text, John 14: 1, first clause.

Darrah. --- Harmon Theodore, second son of C. P. and Eliza Ann Darrah, was born in Wayne Co., Iowa, Jan. 1, 1868; died Nov. 19, 1940; aged 72 y. 10 m. 19 d. He moved to Kansas with his parents in 1878; then moved to Missouri in 1889. April 14, 1895, he was united in marriage with Annie Clark. To this union were born 9 children all of whom survive. He and his family resided on the farm the greater part of his active life. His health broke in 1934 and he moved his family to East Lynne, Mo., where he spent his remaining years. He was a devoted husband and father, and never too busy to help some unfortunate neighbor. Besides his bereaved family he leaves a host of friends who mourn his passing. Funeral services were conducted at the home Nov. 20, by I. G. Hartzler. Text, Psalm 23. Burial in Clearfork Cemetery.

Landis. ­ Susan, daughter of Reuben and the late Katie (Habecker) Shearer, was born July 17, 1899, died Aug. 26, 1940; aged 41 y. 1 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to Bro. John N. Landis Nov. 3, 1921. Besides her husband and little daughter (Susan Jane) there survive her father, (her mother passed away 15 years ago), sisters Ruth (wife of J. Earl Witmer), Mary (at home), Kathryn (wife of Warren L. Eby). She resided in Neffsville, Pa. She is greatly missed by friends and in the home, because of her kind and sweet disposition (in spite of her sickness, which affected her at least 6 months). She passed away in the Lancaster General Hospital, being there 9 weeks. Death was due to complications. Her desire was to get well, if it was the Lord's way, but He saw fit to take her home. Funeral services were held at her home in Neffsville and at the Landis Valley Church, and she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Services in charge of Bros. Amos Horst and Ira D. Landis.

"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."
--The Family.

Miller. --- Ida May, daughter of Jacob W., and Catherine (Miller) Mishler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., March 13, 1881; died at her home in Middlebury, Ind., Nov. 8, 1940; aged 59 y. 7 m. 25 d. She was married to Menno C. Miller on Aug. 12, 1898. To this union were born 5 children. Three infant sons preceded her in death; also a foster daughter (Rose Kintra Stahly) whom she had taken into her home at the age of eleven years, and loved as her own daughter. She leaves her beloved husband and 1 daughter (Grace, wife of Amos T. Bontrager of Shipshewana, Ind.), 1 son (Vernon of Topeka, Ind.), her parents, 3 sisters (Mrs. L. R. Yoder, Mrs. Olen Yoder, Mrs. Earl Karn), 1 brother (Roy Mishler) all of Middlebury, Ind., 6 grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was in poor health for a number of years, but the immediate cause of death was a heart attack. She suffered severely at times, especially the last three weeks, but she bore it all patiently. Even in her last hours her concern was for others. She united with the Forks Mennonite Church in her youth, remaining faithful until the end. At her request, she was anointed and in a clear voice she helped to sing, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." During the night she repeated many scripture verses and a few hours later she was with her Lord.

"Think of stepping on shore, and finding it Heaven;
Think of taking hold of a hand, and finding it God's hand;
Think of breathing new air and finding it celestial air;
Think of feeling invigorated, and finding it immortality;
Think of passing from storm and tempest, to an unknown calm;
Think of waking up, and finding it home."

Funeral services were held Nov. 11, 1940, at the home and at the Forks Mennonite Church by Early Bontrager and D. D. Miller. Burial in the Forest Grove Cemetery.

Moyer. --- Edna F., wife of D. Clarence Moyer of Blooming Glen, Pa., died at her home July 29, 1940, after a brief illness of six days. Death was caused by coronary thrombosis. Age 40 y. 8 m. 15 d. She was born in Souderton, Pa., the daughter of Henry S. and Alice (Freed) Detweiler. Surviving in addition to her husband and parents, are a sister and 3 brothers (Mrs. Iva Schenkel, William F. Detweiler, Roland F. Detweiler, Isaac F. Detweiler, all of Souderton). Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, of which she was a member. Her kind and cheerful disposition won her many friends. Bros. Isaac F. Detweiler, Wilson Moyer, Melvin Bishop and Abraham Rosenberger, were the officiating ministers. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Dear is the grave where she is laid,
Dear is the memory that never shall fade;
Fond is the hope that again we shall meet,
Kneeling together at Jesus' feet."
---By the Family.

Payne. ­Charles Wilmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Payne of near Palos, Va., died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital Nov. 14, 1940, after two week's illness of blood poisoning and pneumonia; aged 14 yrs. He is survived by his parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held at Gospel Hill Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Leonard Jones of Harrisonburg, Va. Interment in near-by cemetery.

Rusch. ­ Max Rusch, was born in Germany Feb. 16, 1866; came to America in ---; died Oct. 27, 1940; aged 74 y. 8 m. 11 d. In his coming to America, he located in St. Paul, Minn. Being a Baker, he followed that business a number of years in different towns, finally locating in Casselton, N. Dak. He was reared in the Catholic Church. A few years ago through indifference in family affairs, he and his wife were separated. In this distress he was contacted by the workers of Casselton Mission. Through much prayer and reading of the Scripture he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in Sept., 1938, and was received into full fellowship with the believers at the Mission. From that time on he was afflicted with a complicated condition affecting his heart, not being able to attend public services. It was always a great satisfaction to visit with him. Having had several light strokes in the last year, the question was asked, Do you realize that your end may be drawing nigh? The answer was, "Yes, I do; but what is the difference if a man is ready to meet his God." We feel that with the patience he endured and laying all indifferences aside in a forgiving spirit, that now we do not mourn as those who have no hope. He leaves 5 sons, 2 daughters, 1 brother, 1 sister, 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the afternoon of Oct. 30 in the Prieve funeral home in Casselton. Burial in the Casselton Cemetery. Services conducted by Bishop I. S. Mast. Text, I Pet. 1: 3, 4.

Sauder. --- Levi, the second child of the late John and Margaret (Sensenig) Saunder, was born near Bowmansville, Pa., July 30, 1878; and passed to his reward from the Mennonite Children's Home, Millersville, Pa., Oct. 28, 1940; aged 62 y. 2 m. 29 d. Three brothers and his first life companion (the former Mollie Snyder of Roaring Springs, Pa.), fell asleep in Jesus before he did. Surviving him are his beloved companion of 34 years (the former Lydia Stauffer), 3 sons (J. Paul of Tampa, Fla.; John L., of Charlottesville, Va.; and H. Richard of Millersville, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, and the many children who passed through the Home (for he was their "Papa" too). His life is an example of how the Lord glorifies His own name when people of average antecedents display a willingness to learn in the Lord's school, and consecrate themselves--including their life, their money, health, pleasures, rebuffs successes, disappointments, speech, and smiles. His service on the mission field totaled 36 years, the years from 1906 to 1911 being spent at the Welsh Mountain Mission near New Holland, Pa. The year 1911 marked the opening of the Mennonite Children's Home at Millersville, Pa., and he served as superintendent from its opening until his passing. During the last illness of ten weeks "Mamma Sauder" carried on his "desk work" and that arrangement continues for the present. Funeral services were held Oct. 31 at the Home and at the Millersville Church, where Bro. Christian Lehman spoke from Psa. 116: 15 and Mat. 25: 34, which texts were quoted by the departed on his death-bed. Brethren Landis Shertzer, D. N. Gish, and Jacob Hess assisted in these services. Bro. Simon Hiestand, president of the Children's Home board, spoke with profit, as did the departed one's "spiritual father," Bro. Noah Mack, his uncle and successor in a part of the work of the Home. A large concourse of people and many tears attested to the fact that a father and a brother and friend had departed, yet there was Christian satisfaction in the fact that our "Papa Sauder" had arrive "at Home: after a useful voyage, and that we, in our own sphere of action, may follow his Pilot to the same port. Six of "his boys" carried is mortal remains to the place in interment in the adjoining cemetery, just off the Children's Home grounds. "Here has been our work these years, and we may as well rest, here, close to the Home," were his words to the writer some years ago. It is fitting so.
--J. P. S.

Sauder. --- Paul Wilmer (aged 8 y. 10 m. 4 d.), son of Bro. Erbie and Sister Alice Sauder of near Weaverland Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., was very suddenly brought to an untimely and tragic end of his life by the accidental discharging of a gun in the hands of one of a party who had gone out from his late home into near-by fields for game. Our little Paul desired to accompany them. In the afternoon in a way not fully known, a gun accidentally discharged and the shot passed through his right lung at close range. All was done that several medical men know, but he passed away to be with the Good Shepherd in a very short time after the sad accident occurred. The family has the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in this hour of deep grief and sorrow. A large concourse of people gathered at Weaverland on Nov. 4, when the funeral was held in charge of Bros. A. H. Weaver and Geo. N. Good. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Raymond, Arthur, Esther, Irene, Melvin, Alice, Lester, and Anna, all at home.
--J. W. W.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 37 - December 12, 1940 --- page 781, 782, 783

Brubaker. --- Elizabeth B., oldest daughter of Jonas and Naomi Brubaker, was born Oct. 29, 1924; died Oct. 14, 1940, near Mt. Joy, Pa. She accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she was loyal until death. She was an honest and faithful daughter, and was much concerned about others. Her motto was, "Others." The ties of earthly things have been diminished and desires for heaven and its glories have increased through the passing of our dear loved one. Elizabeth was industrious and knew by experience the meaning of toil and sorrows which served her in her tender years. She attended the Maytown High School and was in the junior class. She had also attended the Mt. Joy Bible School and had much delight in singing the songs she had learned there. She is survived by her parents, 3 brothers (Jonas Jr., Martin, and Benjamin), and 2 sisters (Ruth and Naomi), all at home. May her passing away be a loud call to her schoolmates and to others. Loving and kind in all her ways, upright, and just to the end of her days, sincere and kind in heart and mind-what a beautiful memory she left behind! Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at her home, conducted by Bro. Amos Hess, and at the Mt. Joy Church, by Bros. Henry Lutz and Henry Garber. Text, Job 1: 21, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Burial in the Kraybill's Cemetery.

"We mourn for her in silence,
No eyes here can see us weep;
But many a silent tear is shed,
While others are asleep."

Eash. ­ LaMonte Duane, son of Amelius and Dorothy (Rensberger) Eash, Wellman, Ia., died Nov. 24, 1940; aged 6 y. 6 m. 7 d. His early and unexpected death was caused by the piercing of a fork tine to his forehead just above the eye, which accidentally fell from the hay loft, while helping with the chores on Saturday evening, Nov. 23. He was taken to the hospital immediately, but his injury was not thought to be of a serious nature, so he was brought home. On Sunday morning he was again taken to the hospital, remaining there most of the day, and upon the advice of the physician, he was brought home about four o'clock. But at five o'clock he took a sudden change for the worse. He was again rushed to the hospital, but while on their way he quietly fell asleep. He is survived by his grief-stricken parents, 1 sister (Betty Jean), 1 brother (Maynard), 3 grandparents (Mrs. Geo. Eash of Wellman, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rensberger of near Wellman), 8 uncles, 4 aunts, besides many others who learned to love him. He was always a patient little child, always though of his brother and sister first, and was willing to share with them anything he had. His very sudden and unexpected departure leaves a vacancy in the home which will be very keenly felt. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the West Union Church by Harvey Yoder and W. S. Guengerich. Text, Job 14: 1, 2.

"Oh! Sweet little flower, too tender to stay.
God in His mercy took our darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels above."

Fry. ­ Reuben M., was born June 21, 1861; died Nov. 16, 1940; aged 70 y. 4 m. 25 d. He lived in the vicinity of Lititz, Pa., all his lifetime. He was blessed with good health during that time. About a month before his departure he suffered a severe cold, but was able to be about. On Nov. 3 he took his bed, and later bronchial pneumonia developed, followed by a number of strokes. Two weeks later the Lord saw fit to call him home. Many years ago he united with the Mennonite Church. He is survived by his widow (the former Emma Landis), 6 daughters (Mrs. Mary Shenk, Mrs. Avery Myers, Mrs. Monroe Shue, Mrs. Emma Huber, Mrs. John Furlow, and Mrs. Lewis Gable, all of Lititz and vicinity), and 2 brothers (Samuel, of Lititz, Pa.; and William, of Ephrata, Pa.). Funeral services were held Nov. 21, at the home of Monroe Shue, conducted by Bro. Frank Kreider, with further services at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by Bros. Henry Lutz and John Gochnauer. Text, John 14: 1-3. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him home to suffer no more."

Glick. --- Alice Louise, daughter of Isaac and Martha (Shetler) Glick, died Nov. 12, 1940, in Lancaster General Hospital; aged 4 y. 5 d. Death came from the effects of poisoning, after kind hands had done all they could to relieve her. Louise was very dear to us and the parting sad, but we know our heavenly Father "doeth all things well" and we humbly submit His will. Services conducted at the home by Bro. Sim Stoltzus and at Millwood Church by Frank Stoltzfus (text, Mark 10) and John A. Kennel (Isa. 49: 15). Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Death has sealed two little eyes,
That will no more smile or weep;
Tiny windows of the soul,
Little Louise has gone to sleep."

Horst. --- David H. Horst was born Aug. 19, 1863; died Nov. 21, 1940; aged 77y. 3 m. 3 d. He was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church at the age of 18 years at Williamson's Church. He is survived by his widow (Mary Eshleman Horst), 9 children (Martha Kuhns, Chambersburg, Pa.; Henry E., Paramount, Md.; Martin E., Maugansville, Md.; Mary E., Lancaster, Pa.; Susanna Reudolph, Smithsburg, Md.,; Elizabeth Petre, Samuel E., Maugansville, Md.; Jacob E., Leitersburg, Md; John E., Hagerstown, Md.), 46 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mary Hostetler*, Maugansville, Md., Annie Brubaker, Mt. Joy, Pa.). Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at his late home, with further services at Reiff's Mennonite Church by Harvey Shank and Stanley Martin.

"No one heard the footsteps of the angel drawing near.
Who took from earth to heaven the one we loved so dear;
No one knows the silent heartache,
Only one who has lost can tell,
Of the grief that's borne in silken,
For the one we loved so well."
--The Family.
[*Name is Hostetter - see Mary H. Hostetter obituary in Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No. 45 - February 5, 1942 - tlm]

Kennel. --- David G., son of John P. and Mattie Kennel, was born Nov. 8, 1878,near Gap, Pa.; died Nov. 14, 1940; aged 62y. 6 d. He lived his entire life in the vicinity of Gap, except four years in Fauquier Co., Va., as a young man. On Jan. 13, 1910, he was married to Barbara E. Kurtz of near Morgantown, Pa., who survives him; also a foster daughter (Mrs. Stephen Zemack). One foster son (Lester Kneir) died Apr. 18, 1928. He is also survived by 5 brothers (Joseph G., John A., Isaac G., Aaron M., and Elam B.). Two sisters preceded him in death. He united with the Church in his youth and remained faithful till death, being much concerned about the welfare and salvation of those he came in contact with. He was superintendent of the Coatesville Mennonite Mission for four years. He had been in failing health for some time, not being able to do any manual labor for over a year. He is missed by his companion and many friends, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral Nov. 18, conducted at the home by Frank Stoltzfus and at Millwood Church by Amos B. Stoltzfus and John S. Mast. Texts, Gen. 27: 2; II Cor. 4: 17, 18.

"Farewell, vain world, I'm going home,
My Saviour smiles and bids me come;
Bright angels beckon me away,
To sing God's praise in endless day."
--The Family.

Kennel. --- Ezra, son of the late Bishop Peter and Katherine Kennel, was born near Strang, Nebr., May 23, 1909; died in the University Hospital, Omaha, Nebr., Nov. 13, 1940; aged 31 y. 5 m. 15 d. On Nov. 9, while going home from Geneva, Nebr., through some misfortune the car overturned in which he was riding, causing him a severe spinal injury. He was taken to the hospital where everything was done that human hands could do. He was fully conscious until the end and expressed his desire and readiness to go and be with the Lord. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in early youth, uniting with the Salem Mennonite Church, near Shickley and remained faithful until the Lord called him home. On Feb. 4, 1932, he was united in marriage to Ellen Springer of Pryor, Okla. Three daughters were born to this union. He leaves his beloved companion and 2 daughters (Delphine Marie and Arleta Mae). One daughter (Arlene Faye), father, mother, mother-in-law, and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Remaining are 6 brothers (Peter, Benjamin, Joseph, Louis, Edward, and Raymond all of this place), 1 sister (Emma, wife of Lloyd Troyer of Wellman, Ia.), his father-in-law (John Springer, Pryor, Okla.), besides a hots of other relatives and friends.

"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at time they see us smile;
But they little know the heartaches
That the smile hides all the while."

Landis. --- Anna B., daughter of the late Henry and Harriet (Buckwalter) Hess, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 6, 1861; died Nov. 4, 1940; aged 79 y. 1 m. 28 d. Oct. 27, 1887, she was united in marriage to Jacob R. Landis. To this union were born 6 children (1 infant son preceded her to the glory world). Surviving are her husband, 4 sons (Henry H., Landis Valley; John H., near Oregon, Pa.; Warren H., Los Angeles, Calif.; Simon H., near Neffsville, Pa.), 1 daughter (Katie H., wife of Arthur G. Witmer, Lampeter, Pa., at whose home she with her husband resided for the past two and one half years), 15 grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. She was in failing health for the past year. She longed to be at home with her Saviour. Although she is missed in the home, we know that our loss is her gain. She was a faithful member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held from her late home and at the Landis Valley Mennonite Church Nov. 7, conducted by Bros. Christ Brubaker and Ira Landis. Text, II Tim. 4: 5-8. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence she suffered, in patience she bore,
Till God called her home to suffer no more."
---The Family.

Lantz. --- Lilly Lorinda Lantz, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, July 12, 1861; died Nov. 9, 1940; aged 79 y. 3 m. 17 d. She was the adopted daughter of Jacob and Fanny Kurtz, who both preceded her in death. She had retired for her night's rest, Nov. 9, and passed from her natural sleep to the sleep of death, only to awaken again on the resurrection morn. She was united in marriage to Daniel Lantz, Jan. 1, 1924, who preceded her in death May 26, 1925. She is survived by 1 stepson (P. R. Lantz of Wooster, O.), 1 stepdaughter (Mrs. Mary Smucker of Pettisville, O.), 1 foster son (David Kyler), and 1 foster daughter (Mrs. Anna Neah, Akron, O.), with a circle of relatives and friends. She was a faithful sister in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where she worship and was interested in the activities of the Church. She was faithful in her attendance when health permitted, and was present in our communion service Nov. 3. She has run her race and finished the course set before her, now to dwell with our heavenly Father and be at rest. "In my Father's house are many mansions." Services were conducted by Bro. J. S. Gerig from Psa. 121, assisted by Bro. Wm. G. Detweiler and Bro. Kriner of Smithville. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Lantz. --- Malinda, daughter of Rudolph and Mary (Hartzler) Byer, was born Oct. 14, 1859, in Lawrence Co., Pa.; died Nov. 6, 1940; aged 81 y. 23 d. In 1885 she was united in marriage to Jacob Henry Detweiler. In 1886 they moved to Hutchinson, Kans., but an account of her ill health they returned again to Lawrence Co., in 1890. In the spring of 1899 they moved to Nampa, Ida., where he husband died April 9, 1901. In the fall of the same year, she with her children returned to Pennsylvania, where she spent the rest of her life. They were blessed with 5 children of whom 4 survive: Minerva (Mrs. Abraham Kauffman), Amelia, (Mrs. Harvey Miller), both of Volant, Pa.; Perry Detweiler, Greenville, Pa.; Raymond Detweiler, Colorado Springs, Colo. In 1919 she was married to Pre. Jonathan Lantz, who survives her. Besides her husband and children she leaves 3 stepchildren (John Lantz, Mrs. Chris Lapp, Mrs. Menno Moose), 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Jacob H. Byler, Clarence Center, N. Y. ; Rudolph Byler, Uniontown, Ohio; Mrs. William Sipe, Erie, Pa.; Mary Byler, Eureka, Ill.), 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Besides her first husband she was preceded in death by 1 son, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. Her health began to fail about three years ago. This past year she suffered much from heart disease, but was patient and often expressed a desire to go home and be at rest with her Lord. At the age of 18 she united with the Mennonite Church and Her Bible was very precious to her. She had a deep concern for spiritual things. At one time during her first marriage she was sick, and very near death's door, and while those around her bedside thought she was dying, she said she watched an angel pass by who told her, "You will not die until your hair are as white as snow." How true this was. I believe that same angel drew nigh again, just two evenings previous to her passing away. The scene I witnessed and her angelic face will not soon be forgotten. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 conducted by Bros. E. R. Hartzler, E. J. Zook, and Roy Kauffman. Text, Rev. 14: 13. Burial in the Amish Mennonite Cemetery.

"Into heaven's mansions she entered,
Never to sigh or weep;
After long years with life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."

Liezert. ­ Cecil, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Liezert, was born in Iroquois, Ont., Jan. 12, 1913; died May 31, 1940, following an illness of one month. In 1936, he was married to Delsie Schrock of Shipshewana, Ind. He leaves his wife and 3 sons (Gordon, Donald, and Dwane); also his parents, 5 brothers, and 4 sisters. He had his membership in the Nazarene Church. On his deathbed he sang hymns and prayed. He is greatly missed by wife and children.

A Young Mother's Prayer
"When the shades of night come closing in.
And my heart breaks; Lord, I pray,
Heal my wound, and give me strength
To face another day."

Miller. --- Milo D., son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Yoder) Miller, was born Feb. 1, 1887, near Inman, Kans.; died Nov. 7, 1940, at Elkhart Hospital; aged 53 y. 10 m. 7 d. Death was due to an illness of streptococci infection and gradually his condition became worse. Pneumonia developed and his death was expected. In his youth he united with the Mennonite church. In 1908 he was married to Bessie Cooprider, who survives with 2 daughters (Elberta and Mrs. Wilmer Grabil), and 1 son (Glenn Jay); also 1 granddaughter (Mary Lee Grabill), his aged mother (Mrs. Daniel Miller, of Garden City, Mo.), 5 brothers (Samuel of Jet, Okla.; Perry of Hutchinson, Kans.; Roy of Windom, Kans.; David of Kansas City, Mo.; Chris of Harrisonburg, Va.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Milo Kempf of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Mrs. Barbara Zink of La Junta, Colo.; Mrs. Samuel J. Troyer of Harper, Kans.; Mrs. R. S. Troyer, of Hesston, Kans.; Mrs. William Helmuth of Garden City, Mo.). He and his family came to Middlebury, Ind., about sixteen years ago. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. He was always of a happy disposition and during his three weeks of suffering he never complained. Funeral services were held at the home and at the church by Bros. Wilbur Yoder and J. F. Stepnson. Burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

"Father's place is vacant now,
Since he has gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow,
And say, God thought it best."

Naugle. ­ Effie, daughter of Daniel Y. and Elizabeth (Sarver) Miller, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 28, 1886; died Nov. 20, 1940; aged 54 y. 8 m. 20 d. Death was due to cancer, following a prolonged illness with much suffering, but she bore the same with much patience. Just before passing, with outstretched hands she welcomed the death messenger, and spoke of the unseen that have gone before; mentioned them by name, leaving the thought of "sorrow not as those that have no hope." She united with the Mennonite Church in her early teens, became a member of the Clinton Frame congregation, and was faithful to the end. She united in marriage to Samuel Naugle in 1911. She leaves a loving husband, parents, 2 foster daughters (Mrs. Theodore Blough of Goshen, Ind., Mrs. Clarence Lambright of Shipshewana, Ind.), 1 brother of Goshen, Ind., and 8 grandchildren; 1 brother having preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted by I. S. Johns, J. C. Frey, and D. D. Troyer. Text, Psa. 23, selected by the departed sister.

Roth. --- Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Schlegal Ropp, was born near Pekin, Ill., Oct. 4, 1859; passed away quietly in the presence of her devoted family on Nov. 19, 1940; aged 81 y. 1 m.15 d. She was the last one of her family, 6 brothers and 4 sisters having preceded her in death. On March 2, 1897, she was married to Joseph P. Roth, of Morton, Ill. They engaged in farming two miles west of Morton for twenty-three years, then moved to Morton, Ill., in the spring of 1920. At the age of sixteen years she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour, and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church. She had been in ill health for fourteen years. During her suffering she was calm, and carried her burden well, her faith being secure in Lord Jesus. Besides her husband, the following also remain to mourn her departure: 1 daughter (Mina E.), 3 dons (Edwin J., Austin D., and Wilbur J.), and 9 grandchildren, all of Morton. Funeral services were held at the Community Church in Morton on Friday afternoon, Nov. 22, in charge of Bros. Leland Bachman, Carl Vissering, and Sam Ummel. Burial at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

"One by one the chairs stand vacant,
That were filled by those we love;
One by one the seats are filling
In our Father's Home above.
--By the Family.

Schantz. --- Peter, son of Chris and Elizabeth Schantz, was born at Minoritenhof near Regensburg, Bayein in Germany, March 19, 1860; died at his home near Hydro, Okla., Nov. 18, 1940; aged 80 y. 7 m. 29 d. In his youth he confessed Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church of which he remained a member to the end. He came to America at the age of 26 years and worked as a farm hand near Chenoa, Ill., for four years, after which he returned to Germany to visit his widowed mother and his brothers and sisters for a period of nine months, after which he again returned to America. He was married to Katie Ackerman, May 28, 1891, at Gridley, Ill. To this union were born 4 sons and 6 daughters (Emma, wife of Joseph Slagell; Chris; William J.; Alice, wife of John Slagell; Peter Jr.; Katie; Joe; Anna; Amelia; and Mary). In 1892 they moved to Fulda, Minn., where new land was opened for settlement and where they lived for ten years as pioneers, after which they moved to Rolfe, Iowa, where they resided until 1908 when they with six other families moved to near Hydro, Okla., which has since been their home. He was preceded in death by a son (Chris) and a daughter (Katie), his parents, 1 sister, and 7 brothers. He leaves his companion, 3 sons, 5 daughters, 19 grandchildren, a brother (Andrew) and 2 sisters in Germany, also many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at the Pleasant View Church conducted by E. M. Yost and Alva Swartzendruber.

"'Tis hard to part with Father dear,
No more to see him here;
But yet we're glad if God saw best
To tend his earthly life and give him rest,
In heaven to reign with angels fair;
May our name, too, be written there."

Stahl. --- Samuel, son of Alexander and Frances (Kime) Stahl, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 30, 1856; died Nov. 6, 1940, in Pennock Hospital, Hastings, Mich.; aged 84 y. 2 m. 6 d. When he was ten years old his parents moved from Pennsylvania to Kent Co., Mich. On Jan. 16, 1881, he was united in marriage to Angeline Bleam, who preceded him in death nearly 21 years ago. One year after their marriage they settled on the farm on which he lived since. He leaves 1 foster daughter (Mrs. Edna Miller), 1 grandson (Austin Miller and wife), 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Elijah of Alto, Mich., and Josiah of Clarksville, Mich.), 1 sister (Mrs. Susan Collins of Grand Rapids, Mich.), and many relatives and friends. He was a quiet and industrious man, respected and loved by all who knew him. He was sick only three days from pneumonia and an obstruction of the bowels. As a young man he confessed Christ as his Lord, and united with the Bowne Mennonite Church, where he has been a faithful member ever since. He will be greatly missed in the home, having lived with his foster daughter and her husband (Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Miller) since the death of his wife, and he will be missed in the church and in the community. Funeral services were conducted by T. D. Schrock, D. A. Yoder, and ----Truesdale.

Stuckey. --- Magdalena Lugbill Stuckey, was born July 10, 1862, at Montbeliard, Alsace Lorraine, France; quietly passed away at her home near Archbold, O., Aug. 5, 1940; aged 78 y. 26 d. On the morning of July 29, 1940, she suffered a stroke which left her in a helpless and speechless condition. She bore her suffering patiently for one week, when the Lord in His mercy saw fit to take her home. At the age of 8 she with her parents moved to America and settled near Leo, Ind. A few years later she came to Fulton Co., Ohio, and spent the remaining days of her life in that vicinity, living at the farm home where she died the last 52 years. On March 23, 1888, she was united in marriage to Christian P. Stuckey. They shared the joys and sorrows of life together for exactly 41 years. Her husband preceded her in death 11 years. The union was blessed with 2 sons and 1 daughter. She leaves 2 sons (Simon, who lived with his mother; Clarence and his wife who lived in the same home), and 1 daughter (Anna, wife of Michael Richard, of Seville, O.); also 4 grandchildren, 1 aged sister (Mary of Leo, Ind.), and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her companion, parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. In her teenage she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. She was a kind and loving mother, always interested and concerned in the spiritual welfare of her family and church. She especially enjoyed going to the house of worship, and was present at the Sunday morning services the day before her last illness. She will be greatly missed in her home community and church. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 8 at the home by J. C. Frey (Psa. 90), and at Lockport Mennonite Church by E. B. Frey, Walter Stuckey, Henry Wyse, and Jesse Short. Text, Heb. 4: 9. Interment at the Lockport Cemetery.

"No one heard the footsteps of the angel drawing near,
Who took from earth to heaven the one we loved so dear;
No one knows the silent heartache, only we who lost can tell
Of the grief that's borne in silence for the one we loved so well."

Weldy. ­ John, son of Abraham and Nancy (Yoder) Weldy, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Nov. 24, 1858; died very suddenly of heart failure at the home of his daughter Della (Mrs. Martin Ferguson); aged 81 y. 11 m. 26 d. On Aug. 2, 1881, he was united in marriage to Rhoda Salsbury, who preceded him in death Aug. 24, 1928. They moved on a farm west of Wakarusa where they lived until 1920, when they moved to Wakarusa. After the death of his companion he has been making his home with his children. To this union were born 6 children: Della (Mrs. Martin Ferguson); Alma (Mrs. Harley Hunsberger), Ernest, Lloyd, Buell, and Ruth (Mrs. Russell Wenger of Novelty, Ohio). He was converted in the year of 1913 and united with the Christian Church at Wakarusa, Ind. He was a teacher of the older ladies' class and served as deacon until blindness overtook him. He was one who loved his Lord and was always ready to give a testimony for Him and loved to speak of the goodness of God. On the last Sunday of his life he worshiped with the brethren of the Olive congregation and expressed his joy in the fact of the home-going for the child of God. He is survived by his 2 sons and 3 daughters, 24 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Sam Madlem of Elkhart), 3 brothers (Joseph and Levi of Wakarusa and Amos of Montgomery, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Gordon Kemble and D. A. Yoder. Burial in the Olive Cemetery.

"Dear friends and neighbors as you pass me by,
As you are now, so once was I;
As I am now so you will be,
Prepare for death and follow me."

Wenger. --- Evelyn Bertha, oldest daughter of Enos W., and Goldia Wenger, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 18, 1918; died Nov. 21, 1940, at Modesto, Calif.; aged 22 y. 9 m. 3 d. For the past 2 _ years she had poor health from complications following measles. The forepart of September she went to California hoping to find health. The climate seemingly not agreeing with her, she contracted a bronchial cold and on Nov. 16, was removed to the Modesto Hospital in serious condition. The same day her parents were notified of her condition and immediately left for Modesto, arriving there the following Tuesday afternoon. They were constantly by her side until she passed away. Shortly after their arrival, Evelyn, realizing her condition, asked to be received into the Old German Baptist Church by baptism. She was carried from the hospital on stretchers after night and taken on a chair in the water, where she was baptized, and returned to the hospital feeling very happy. The next day she was feeling some better, and often expressed her joy and happiness in her new-found treasure, the Lord her Saviour. However, the following morning a noticeable change was apparent and at 5: 30 p.m. she peacefully fell to sleep. She leaves her father, mother, 2 sisters (Verla Jean and Edna Fay), her maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Leander Miller), and a host of other relatives and friends. Nov. 22, a short service was held at the West Modesto Church in charge of Jesse Blickingstaff, and in the afternoon of the same day the body was sent to Wakarusa for burial. Funeral services were held Nov. 28, at the Old German Baptist Church, near Wakarusa, with O. A. Custer, assisted by Jacob Franz, officiating.

"Quietly sleep, beloved one,
Rest from thy toil, thy labor's done;
Rest till the trump from the op'ning skies,
Bids thee from dust to glory arise."

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 38 - December 19, 1940 --- page 815

Christophel. ­ Daniel L., eldest son of Jacob and Nancy Christophel, was born in Elkhart, Co., Ind., Dec. 5, 1857. At an early age he accepted Christ, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a member throughout his life. Dec. 13, 1885, he was married to Sarah Shultz. To this union 9 children were born, 2 of whom preceded him in death. The 7 children now living are: William, neat Tiskilwa; Mrs. Emile Lindner, near Tiskilwa; Mrs. William Ales and Mary of Moline; Mrs. Tom Landes of Bradford; Mrs. Ralph Thickston of Lyndon; Lorene of Prophetstown. Daniel had been a resident of Tiskilwa for twenty-nine. His faith in the Lord Jesus was unswerving and he remained a faithful Christian to the end. For the last four years he was afflicted but still able to get around. Three days prior to his death he was confined to his bed, and peacefully went to sleep Dec. 4, 1940, shortly before completing his 83 rd year. His wife died Sept. 6, 1939. Three brothers (Enos, Chris, and Sam) preceded him in death. Those now living are 1 brother (Eli of Wakarusa, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Susie Reedy, Cullom, Ill.; Mrs. Salome Wenger, Allemands, La.; Mrs. Sarah Welty, Nappanee, Ind.). Funeral services were held in the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, conducted by C. A. Hartzler. Text, Col. 1: 27.

Groff. ­ Enos H., son of the late minister Elias and Mary Ann Groff, was born Aug. 16, 1864; died at his home near Strasburg, Pa., Oct. 6, 1940; aged 76 y. 1 m. 20 d. As a young man he accepted Christ and united with the Strasburg Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until he died. Dec. 5, 1895, he was united in marriage with Martha E. Brubaker. To this union were born 9 children, all of whom survive. Two sisters, 4 brothers, 30 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild also survived. One sister and 3 grandchildren preceded him to glory. He was in good health and active in work until four days before his death, which was caused by pneumonia and complications. On the second day of his illness he told us he didn't think he would get well, but he was very patient and resigned. Funeral services were held from the late home by Bro. Jacob Harnish and at the Strasburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Frank Herr and Abram Martin.

"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Much we miss thy pleasant voice;
But in heaven we'll come and meet thee-
In this hope we do rejoice."

Johnson. ­ Eddie Ray, infant son of Jody and Josephine Johnson, was born Nov. 28, 1940, and died four days later. Parents and brothers and sisters, with a grandfather and friends, are toughed by the brief life and early death. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 2 at the Berea Church near Birch Tree, Mo., by Bro. J. R. Shank. Texts, Matt, 18: 10; 19: 14.

"Go to thy rest, fair child.
Go to thy dreamless bed;
While yet so gentle, undefiled
With blessings on thy head."

Litwiller. ­ Veronica, daughter of the late Jacob and Katherine Schrag, passed away at the K.-W. Hospital after a lingering illness. She was born at Crossbill, Ont., Sept. 12, 1882 and left this world Nov. 29, 1940; aged 58 y. 2 m. 17 d. She leaves her sorrowing husband and 6 children: Laurene; Melvin; Manasseh; Phoebe (Mrs. Gordon Sanders) ; Madeline; and Velma. Three brothers also survive (Jacob of Lowville, N. Y.; Daniel of Kitchener; and Michael of Cleveland, O.). Her father, mother, and 3 sisters predeceased her. Her family keenly feel a great loss. Sister Litwiller will be remembered for her constant faith, her abiding peace, and restful poise of spirit, which found its life and inspiration by a moment by moment fellowship with God. The funeral services and interment were held at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., in charge of Bros. C. F. Derstine, Merle Shantz, and Homer Berner. Theme: "The Present and Future Rest of the People of God."

"Not alone, down the valley,
Passed she on without a friend;
Jesus led the way before her,
He was with her to the end."

Schrock. --- Allen, son of Christ and Clara Schrock, was born in Van Buren, Ind., April 30, 1881; died at Duke's Memorial Hospital at Peru, Ind., of complications of diseases, Dec. 3, 1940; aged 59 y. 7 m. 3 d. Feb. 23, 1904, he was united in marriage to Rilla Roth. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter, the daughter having preceded him in death. Soon after their marriage they began farming and continued in this occupation until his health failed him 3 years ago. He was held in high esteem among his neighbors and friends, and they always found it a congenial place to visit and to share in the hospitality which was so abundant. This home was not without its sorrows, but they were borne with Christian fortitude. As a young man he confessed Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he continued till death. He leaves his widow, 2 sons (Laurel at home, and Lloyd of Waupecong), a grandson, an aged mother, 1 half brother (Elijah Mast), 2 half sisters (Pearl Hostetler who lives with the mother, and Mabel Baker of Topeka). His father, sister, and two half sisters preceded him in death. He also leaves many relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted Dec. 6 at the Howard-Miami Co., congregation by the local ministry.

"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Gone from all thy toil and pain;
Far from earth and all its wrestling,
Thou didst now thy crown obtain."

Shaw. --- George Walter, son of James B. and Anne Elizabeth Shaw, was born near North Loupe, Nebr., Aug. 2, 1889; died at the home of Mrs. George Paul in Edmonton, Alta., Nov. 29, 1940; aged 51 y. 3 m. 27 d. He leaves his father and mother, 1 sister, (Mrs. Herbert Forgan of Poe, Alta.), and other relatives and friends. One sister (Emily) preceded him in death. The immediate cause of his death was influenza and pneumonia. He was confined to a wheel chair for the last twenty-five years of his life and many years previous to this he could only move about with help. It is thought he had paralysis in infancy, the after effects of which gradually left him more and more helpless. Relatives and friends bear witness of his patience in suffering. For many years Walter loved his Lord. He attended services whenever possible among which was the Poe Sunday School, where he was baptized Sept. 1, 1940, and was received as a brother in the Salem Mennonite Church. His great consolation was looking forward to a home in heaven. He always enjoyed spiritual singing and having the Scriptures read to him. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 3 at the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, by Bros. J. B. Stauffer, Clarence Ramer and M. D. Stutzman. Texts, Lam. 3: 1-33; II Tim. 1: 9, 10; Psa. 116: 15. Ezek. 18: 23, 32. Burial in near-by cemetery.

"Peacefully sleeping resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him home to suffer no more."
--Father and Mother.

Weber. ­ Bro. Tilman M. Weber of Bridgeport, Ont., passed away suddenly, Nov. 6, 1940 as a result of a heart attack; aged 77 y. 1 m. 4 d. He was the son of the late Abraham C. and Judith (Martin) Weber. He was born on Nov. 2, 1863 on the Weber homestead at Freeport, Ont., the farm on which the Freeport Sanitarium is now located. He leaves 2 sons (Amos of Bridgeport, and Urias of Hawkeville), also 2 sisters (Mrs. Menno Horst of St. Jacobs and Mrs. Judith Shirk of Bridgeport). He was predeceased by his wife (the late Magdelena Sitler) 49 years ago, also 1 daughter (Marian) in 1929. He was a faithful and lifelong member of the Mennonite Church. He will long be remembered for his quiet, gracious Christian demeanor. His was an example of true Christian relationships with others in Church, city, and community. Services and interment at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., Bro. C. F. Derstine in charge. Theme: "A Hoary Head a Crown of Glory."

Yoder. --- Samuel J., son of John and Mary Yoder, was born in Nappanee, Ind., Jan. 28, 1856; died Nov. 25, 1940; aged 84 y. 9 m. 27 d. Two brothers (Moses and John) preceded him in death and 1 sister (Sarah Warye), is living in Columbus, O. At the age of eight his father passed on. He then came to Ohio, and was welcomed into the home of an uncle, Mose Stutzman, where he stayed until a young man. He then went to Missouri, where he spent several years. In the early nineties he came back to Champaign Co., O., where he has since lived. In early childhood he united with the Mennonite Church. Coming to Ohio, he transferred his membership to the Oak Grove Church, where he was a faithful member until the end. Nov. 20, 1895, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Conkle, who died in 1927. This union was blessed with 1 daughter (Mary Robbins of Greenville, O.), 3 sons (Gilbert, at home; Harmon, of Urbana; and John, near home). He leaves his 4 children, 5 grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. His place is vacant in the home, community, and Church, but the influence of his noble life shall echo and re-echo in the paths he has traveled while in our midst. We console ourselves by the blessed assurance that our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. N. E. Troyer. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 39 - December 26, 1940 --- page 831

Erb. ­ Esther H., daughter of the late Isaac B. and Nancy (Herr) Brubaker, and widow of Albert H. Erb, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., where she spent her life. She died at the home of her son Henry near Erisman's Church Nov. 10, 1940; aged 80 years. She died of complications, after a few day's illness. She was a member of Erisman's Mennonite Church. These children survive: Daniel, Mt. Joy; Clayton, Lancaster; Isaac, Lititz; Albert, Manheim; Mrs. Anna Hess, Lititz; Albert, Manheim; Mrs. Anna Hess, Lititz; and Henry, with whom she lived. She also leaves 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services held at Erisman's Church, conducted by Henry Lutz, assisted by Bro. Noah Risser. Text, Psa. 39: 4.

"Dear is the grave where she is laid;
Dear is the memory that never shall fade;
Fond is the hope that again, we shall meet,
Kneeling together at Jesus' feet."
--By One of the Family.

Gertman. --- Anna Marie Heckel, was born at Jedniz, Austria, May 30, 1867. At the age of 20 she came to America; directly to Chicago, where she had two brothers living and made this her home until her death, which came very suddenly on Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, 1940. She was united in marriage to John Gertman, in Sept., 1888. Her husband passed away Jan. 5, 1923. She leaves 4 sons (John of St. Louis; Henry, William, and Fred in Chicago); also 1 brother (Gustave Heckel), 3 daughters-in-law, 11 grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. On April 22, 1923, she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a devoted member. Her place at the services was vacant only when illness prevented her from attending. Her fellowship with her Lord was so precious to her that she longed to depart and be with Christ. Even though she was able to be about her daily duties up to the moment she passed away, she was constantly making preparations for her home going. The Church, her many friends, as well as her family, will miss her, but our loss is her gain. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 23 at the Mennonite Home Mission, in charge of Bros. R. M. Yoder and A. H. Leaman, basing their remarks on the 103rd and 23rd Psalms.

Gingerich. --- Ruhama, daughter of Gabriel and Anna (Kempf) Yoder, was born Nov. 23, 1885; died at her home north of Wellman, Iowa, Nov. 29, 1940; aged 55 y. 6 d. Nov. 27, 1904, she was united in marriage to Cornelius C. Gingerich. She accepted Christ in her youth and was received into church fellowship by baptism with a class of 23 on May 10, 1903, united with the West Union Mennonite congregation, later transferred her membership to the East Union congregation where she was a consistent member until death. The cause of her death was cancer. On Oct. 3, 1938, she submitted to an operation and there was hope that the malady might be stayed; but again in May, 1940, another operation was performed but failed to bring relief. She realized the seriousness of her condition and was fully resigned to the Lord's will. Her passing is mourned by her husband, 4 daughters (Mrs. William Hoylman of North English, Mrs. Ora Yoder of Wellman, Miss Mena Pauline, nurse at the Watts Hospital, Marengo, who also helped care for her mother during her last illness, and Dorothy at home), 2 sons (Emmet of Washington and Cleo at home), 6 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. John J. Stutzman, Mrs. John Doolan and Mrs. Albert Zook of Wellman, and Mrs. Menno Gingerich of Pernell), 2 brothers (Rufus of Kalona and Noah of Wellman), and a large number of near relatives and friends. Funeral services *yere conducted Nov. 29 by Bros. John Y. Swartzendruber and D. J. Fisher at the East Union Mennonite Church. Burial in the East Union Cemetery.

"Mother's room is quiet, all is still;
Mother's place is vacant, it is God's will;
So long she waited for her rest,
Our blessed Lord know what is best."

Transcriber's note: "Yere" should be "were."

Good. --- Dean Lloyd, infant son of Bro. and Sister Lloyd Good, was born Sept. 30, 1940; died Nov. 23, after an illness of eight days. Just 1 month and 28 days was all the time that he could be with us. He found a very welcome home when he arrived, for the family was waiting for such a gift as he. Today we look through our tears and wonder why we could not keep him. With Job we say, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." He leaves his bereaved parents, 1 little sister (Lois Ann), a grandfather (D. W. Good), uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church near Sterling, Ill., in charge of A. C. Good. Text, Song of Solomon, 6: 2.

Kauffman. --- Maynard Ray, son of Daniel and Katie (Yutzy) Kauffman, was born Nov. 8, 1940; died 25 days later. Alice Faye, his twin sister, preceded him in death 24 days. He leaves his sorrowing parents and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Henry A. Diener, assisted by Bro. Andrew A. Bontrager.

King. --- L. Oliver King, was born July 12, 1878, at West Liberty, Ohio; the fourth child of Levi and Barbara King; died of a heart attack, after a brief illness, Dec. 3, 1940; aged 62 y. 4 m. 21 d. He grew to manhood in his native community, later attending school at Wooster College. Because of broken health he came to Kansas in 1906. He had given his heart to Christ in his earlier years, and was a member of the Christian Church. In Kansas, however, he became a member of the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church, near Hesston. In 1907 he was ordained in the ministry and placed in charge of Manchester, Okla., congregation. Feb. 25, 1909, he was married to Anna May Erb, and they began housekeeping in Oklahoma. In 1910 they moved to Peabody, Kans., in 1916 to Hesston, and in 1919 to Yoder, where Bro. King was active in the organization of the new and growing Mennonite Church. He continued in the ministry as the faithful pastor of this church to the time of his death. He also carried various church-wide responsibilities. During the World War he was active in looking after the needs of conscientious objectors west of the Mississippi. For a number of years he was secretary of the Kansas-Nebraska Conference, and later was president of the District Mission Board. At the time of his death he was historian of the Missouri-Kansas Conference. He is survived by his widow and 7 children: Esther (Mrs. Frank Mullet), Stipek, Mont.; Sanford of Yoder, Kans.; Donald, Allen, Kenneth, Lila Mae and Clifford, at home; also 5 grandchildren, and 7 brothers and sisters (D. B. King, Parnell, Iowa; Laura, Mayme, Lila, and John Y. King, West Liberty, Ohio; B. B. King, Elida, Ohio; Mrs. Siddie Oyer, Goshen, Ind.). His parents and 2 infant brothers and a sister preceded him in death. In Bro. King's passing his family loses a husband and father who never spared sacrifices in their behalf; the Church, a leader who was very much devoted to her every interest; the community, an example of conscientious living. Funeral services, Dec. 6, were conducted at the Yoder Mennonite Church by Bro. Harry A. Diener, assisted by Bro. Milo Kauffman and J. G. Hartzler. Text, II Tim. 1: 12.

Risser. --- Amos N., son of the late Jonas and Fannie Risser, died Nov. 30, 1940, at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Roy Greider), Mt. Joy, Pa.; aged 78 y. 10 m. 2 d. He had been ill for six months. He was a member of Risser's Mennonite Church for 57 years. He is survived by his wife (Emma Risser), 2 daughters (Mrs. Jacob Risser of Elizabethtown, Mrs. Roy Greider, at whose home he resided), a son (Ira, of Elizabethtown), 1 brother (Martin of Palmdale, Pa.), 1 sister (Mrs. Fannie Demmy of Lancaster, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home, Dec. 3, conducted by Bro. Clarence Lutz and at Risser's Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Risser and Clarence Lutz. Text, Phil. 1: 21 (by his own selection).

"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last;
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him home to suffer no more."
---The Family.

Weaver. --- Paul Emanuel, son of David S. and Barbara Weaver, was born near Oronogo, Mo., Dec. 18, 1902; died at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 3, 1940; aged 37 y. 11 m. 16 d. His unexpected death was caused by heart failure. His parents moved from Missouri to Colorado in 1905, locating on a farm near La Junta. Here Paul grew to manhood and received his common school education in the Otero County Schools. He took the Academy Course at Hesston College and Bible School, Hesston, Kans., and one year at Goshen College, Goshen, Ind. On April 14, 1935, he was married to Jennie Elizabeth Snyder of La Junta. In the spring of 1937 they located in Colorado Springs, where they made their home until the time of his death. Since in Colorado Springs Paul worked at the carpenter trade. At the age of eleven Paul was converted, united with the Mennonite Church, and proved a faithful member to the end of his earthly journey. He served the Church as chorister, and was continually working for better singing in the Church. At the time of his death he was Church Chorister and chairman of the Young People's Committee of the Manitou congregation. He leaves his wife and 2 young sons (William David and Franklyn Gene), his mother (Mrs. D. S. Weaver of La Junta), 1 brother (Martin of Oyster Point, Va.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Hertzler of Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Frances Grimm of Orland, Calif.), and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service was held at the Blunt Funeral Home in Colorado Spring in charge of L. C. Miller, after which the body was taken to La Junta where a service was held in the La Junta Mennonite Church in charge of E. E. Showalter. Burial in the La Junta Fairview Cemetery. Texts, Phil. 1: 21; Rev. 14: 13.
---E. E. Showalter.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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