Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1942

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 49 - March 5, 1942 ­ pages 1046, 1047.

Gingerich.-Aaron, son of the late Joseph and Magdalene (Lebold) Gingerich, was born near Baden, Ont., Feb. 16, 1874; died Feb. 1, 1942; aged 67 y. 11 m. 16 d. When a young man he gave his heart to God, and united with the Wilmot Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he was steadfast to the end. His illness was of some two and one-half years duration of heart ailment. He was greatly concerned about the future welfare of the Church and knew his Bible from cover to cover. He was a true Christian father and a beloved neighbor, beloved without the Church as well as within. For him the sorrows of earth came to an end, and we believe he is sweetly resting, awaiting the resurrection morning when we with him shall meet our Lord in the air. Oh, how it ought to make us homesick for heaven, looking for that blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. He leaves his sorrowing wife (Susannah Wagler) to whom he was married in March, 1900; 2 sons, 4 daughters (Isaiah and Elmer of Wilmot Twp.; Mrs. C. O. Erb, of Wellesley; Lavina, at home; Mrs. Isaac Ruby, of Tavistock; Mrs. Henry Wagler, of Shakespeare, Ont.), 1 brother and 1 sister (Moses Gingerich and Nancy Gingerich of Baden, Ont.). Funeral services were held from his late home in Baden, Ont., Feb. 4, by Bro. Ben Gingerich at the house, with further services at the Steinman Church by Bros. Peter Nafziger, Daniel S. Jutzi, and Moses O. Jantzi. Interment in Steinman's Cemetery beside the church.

Gingerich.-Noah, son of the late Rudy and Maria (Zehr) Gingerich, was born near Baden, Ont., in 1880; died near Baden, Dec. 1, 1941; aged 61 y. At the age of 19 years he gave his heart to God and united with the Wilmot Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. In March, 1912, he was united in marriage to Sarah Swartzentruber of Pigeon. Mich., who survives him, with 1 daugh-ter (Edna) ; also 4 brothers and 3 sisters (Jacob of St. Agatha; Abraham and John of Baden; Pre. Ben Gingerich of New Hamburg; Mrs. John K. Roth of Baden; Mrs. Moses L. Jantzi, Baden; and Mrs. Christian Z. Steinman of New Hamburg). His illness was a heart ailment of three years' duration. He was fully resigned to the will of God. Funeral services were held Dec. 4, 1941, from his late home, in charge of Bro. Menno Wagler, with further services at the Steinman's Church by Bros. Peter Nafziger and M. O. Jantzi in English, and Bro. D. S. Jantzi in German. Interment in Steinman Cemetery adjoining the church.

Gilnett.-Kate M. Johnson, daughter of David J, and Sarah M. Johnson, was born near Masontown, Pa., Oct. 12, 1875; died at her home at Scottdale, Pa., Feb. 17, 1942; aged 66 y. 4 m. 5 d. In her youth she united with the Men-nonite Church and remained faithful until death. Nov. 14, 1901, she was married to Sylvester Ellsworth Johnson, who preceded her in death. Aug. 18, 1908, she was married to Austin B. Gilnett, who with one daughter, Thelma Gilnett, survives her, as well as one brother, Elmer Johnson, and many other relatives and friends. Her passing, due to a heart attack, was sudden, al-though for a number of years her health was such that she was expecting her call at any time, and it was her wish that she might go without a siege of sickness. About 14 years ago she suffered from a fall which left her crippled and a partial shut-in. She missed the fellowship in church worship and sewing circle work in which she was much interested, and enjoyed having people come to her home for singing and worship and was much concerned for the salvation of others. As long as health permitted she followed her occupation of dressmaker, in which she served many friends and neighbors. Serv-ices were held on Feb. 20 from the home of her brother, Elmer Johnson, near Scottdale, and at the Scottdale Mennonite Church, with the home ministers in charge-Daniel Kauffman, A. J. Metzler, and J. L. Horst. Texts used were Isa. 26:3; Mark 14:8. Interment in Alverton Cem-etery.

"It is not death to close
The eye long dimmed by tears,
And wake, in glorious repose
To spend eternal years."

Hess.-John Henry, son of Christian M. and Edna (Harnish) Hess, died at the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital, Feb. 14, 1942; aged 20 days. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (Abram and Christ), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Christ C. Harnish and Mrs. Anna Hess). His stay with us was very short, but we know that God doeth all things well. We patiently wait till we shall meet him again. Fu-neral services were held at the home Feb. 16 by Bros. Maris Hess and James Hess. Text, Isa. 11:6. Burial in Byerland Mennonite Cemetery.

"Up in that beautiful city,
Which hath no need of the sun,
Safe on the Shepherd's bosom,
Resteth our little one."

Keffer.-Hannah Catherine, only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Schiedel, was born near Breslau, Ont., Jan. 23, 1892; died in the Kitch-ener-Waterloo Hospital, Feb. 14, 1942; aged 50 y. 22 d. In early life she united with the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, where she re-mained a member until death. Jan. 27, 1915, she was united in marriage with Jerry Keffer. To this union were born 3 sons (Walter of Galt, Gordon who died in infancy; and Carl, at home) and 3 daughters (Edith of Kitchener, Mary at home, and Hannah who died in infancy). Sister Keffer suffered much during the past few years, and at last the Lord has seen best to release her. She gave a good testimony of peace with her Saviour. May we bow in submission to His will. Our loss is her gain. The funeral was held Feb. 18 from her late home in Bloomingdale, to the Cressman Church for services, and the adjoining cemetery for interment. Minis-ters: H. W. Stevanus and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Matt. 12:50.

Martinsen.-Hannah Martinsen was born in Norway Feb. 16, 1862; died Feb. 1, 1942; aged 79 y. 11 m. 15 d. She came to America from Oslo, Norway, in 1888, with her brother (Ole Martinsen) and spent most of her life in and about Chicago. Hannah lived with her brother Ole and his wife in Glen Elyn, Ill., for some years, and after his death (in 1935) she contin-ued to live with her sister-in-law, who later mar-ried Fred Busch. She remained in their home, and they kindly ministered to her needs until her death. During her long illness, Hannah was very patient and endured her suffering without a complaint. She was very appreciative of any act of kindness or favor shown her, and al-ways responded with a cheerful "Thank you." During her illness she gave expression of her peace with God, and of her hope of eternal life. She is survived by 1 niece who lives in Duluth, Minn., and 2 nephews. The funeral service was in charge of Bro. R. M. Yoder of the Mennonite Home Mission in Chicago. Burial in Mt. Au-burn Cemetery.

Page.-Earl Duane, son of Lawrence and Ma-ry (Howitt) Page, was born near Spartansburg, Pa., Dec. 5, 1940; died at the home of his parents near Beaver Dam, Pa., Feb. 6, 1942. Earl Duane always was such a healthy child and his death came as a shock to all. He took sick with a fever which grew worse each hour until the Lord saw best to take him home. He was always a lovable child, and all who saw him loved him. He leaves his parents, 1 sister (Marjorie Ann), 1 brother (Richard Merle), his 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Will Howitt of Beaver Dam, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Page of Streetsboro, Ohio), 2 aunts, and 1 uncle. Services, held Feb. 7, 1942 at Tor-reys Funeral Home, Spartansburg, Pa., were in charge of L. A. Kletzly; and at Streetsboro, Por-tage Co., Ohio, in charge of W. P. Michel, their former minister.

"Gone is our darling baby
To be with his Creator.
No more will we hear his laughter
Or see that sweet, loving smile;
But he is in a land of sunshine
Where all are happy and well."

-The Parents.

Whetzel.-Hettie, daughter of Solomon and Mary (Ritchie) Smith, was born near Bergton, Va., 63 years ago; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Jan. 17, 1942, where she had been a patient for several days. She accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Mennon-ite Church many years ago, and remained a faithful member until the Lord called her home. In 1900 she was united in marriage with Joseph Whetzel. She had been in failing health for the last few years, taking treatments at the hospital different times, which seemed to help her feel some better. But this time seemed to be of no avail. "God doeth all things well," and as the close of the day drew nigh, she answered His heavenly call to "Come up higher." She bore her afflictions with patience, never com-plaining, always having a smile for all she met. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and grandmother, and kind neighbor and friend to all. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 children (Mrs. Sara Sonifrank of Fulks Run, and David E. Whetzel of Cootes Store), 3 broth-ers (Ash Smith and Perry Smith of Criders, and Hiram J. Smith of Bergton), 5 sisters (Mrs. Daisy Smith of Timberville, Mrs. Virgie Lantz -and Mrs. Lola Snider of Maryland, Mrs. Dora -Minnick of Harrisonburg, and Mrs. Florence Hinkle of Milam, W. Va.), 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Trissels Mennonite Church, with services conducted by Bros. J. H. Turner and Timothy Showalter. Burial in the near-by cem-etery.

"Near to my heart was my dear aunt;
I'll miss her more than words can tell;
A visit in her room, oh! sacred hour.
Then came her Saviour, all was well
As angels sang, Almighty power-
Remembering her last farewell."

Yoder.-Eli, son of John B. and Susan (Wis-ler) Yoder, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, March 31, 1858; died at the home of his son (Ray F. Yoder) near Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 4, 1942; aged 83 y. 10 m. 3 d. As a young man, he came to Elkhart Co., Ind., was married to Elizabeth Freed Jan. 6, 1883, and for almost three score years they together shared the joys and sorrows of life. The greater part of his life was spent on the farm south of Wakarusa. About 28 years ago he moved to Nappanee, where he resided until about 16 months ago when because of failing health they moved to the home of their son where he died. This union was blessed with 3 children (O. Lloyd Yoder, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Ray F. Yoder, of near Wakarusa; and Mrs. Roy Chambers, residing on the old homestead near Wakarusa). He is survived by his companion and the 3 children, an aged aunt (Mrs. Martha Wisler of Washingtonville, Ohio), 6 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Bro. Yoder accepted Christ as his Sav-iour, and united with the Salem Mennonite Church; however, later he transferred his mem-bership to the North Main St. Mennonite con-gregation in Nappanee. He was faithful in his service and was a regular attendant as long as health permitted. Services were conducted Feb. 7 at the Mennonite Church in Nappanee by Bros. Homer F. North and D. A. Yoder. Burial in the North Union Cemetery.

Yoder.-Elsie Catherine, daughter of David and Catherine Kropf, was born near Garden City, Mo., Oct. 31, 1894; died at her home in Garden City, Feb. 13, 1942; aged 47 y. 3 m. 12 d. She grew to womanhood in the commu-nity of her birth, and on Dec. 27, 1917, was married to Ervin Yoder. This union was blessed with 3 sons (Arthur Glenn, who in December, 1941, was called to Sheppard Field Camp at Wichita Falls, Texas; Willard LeRoy, who died Jan. 9, 1937; and David Lincoln at home). Besides her two sons and companion who so tenderly and faithfully cared for her the past sev-eral years of her suffering, she is also survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Edward of Roa-noke, Ill.; Ida, Orvie, Marvin, Mrs. Mary Yoder of Garden City, and Mrs. Anna Ropp of Normal, Ill.; also a large number of other relatives and friends who will miss her presence, and are sharing their love and sympathy with her bereft companion and family. In her youth she was converted, baptized, and united with the Syc-amore Grove Mennonite Church near Garden City, and passed away in this faith. She suf-fered much the past several years, and in the winter of 1939 became afflicted with a serious infection in the blood stream, followed by ar-thritis which caused her to be almost helpless. Medical and hospital assistance were given and in November, 1939, she with her husband and small son went to Phoenix, Ariz., where her condition somewhat improved. In June, 1940, they returned to Missouri. Her illness was se-vere and her suffering intense, but her going was calm and peaceful. We are unable to understand why one so young should be called but we can only say, "Thy will be done." She has left us precious memories. The admirable character-istics of her life we shall ever cherish. Services were held at the home conducted by Bro. W. E. Helmuth, and at the Sycamore Grove Church by Bro. I. G. Hartzler. Burial in Clearfork Cemetery.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 50 - March 12, 1942 ­ pages 1078, 1079.

Bixler.-Barbara, daughter of John and Anna (Brenneman) Huber, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, June 24, 1851. When a young girl she moved with her parents to Putnam Co., Ohio. She was married to John S. Bixler of Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 20, 1873. They lived in the vicinity of Winesburg until the fall of 1882, when they moved to the present homestead near Wakarusa, Ind. To this union were born 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 2 granddaughters. Her husband, 2 sons (John Henry and Bish. Jacob K. Bixler) and 1 granddaughter (Gladys Hershberger) preceded her in death. Nov. 2, 1940, she fell and fractured her hip. She had practically recovered from the fracture, but was left an invalid. Feb. 24, 1942, she was stricken with heart attacks, and passed away on the 25th; aged 90 y. 8 m. 1 d. She leaves 2 daughters (Anna J. Bixler and E. Matilda, wife of Lloyd Hershberger), 1 son (Frederick E. Bixler), all residing on the homestead, also 1 granddaughter (Esther Bixler, of Elkhart, Ind.), 1 sister (Matilda Reedy of Placerville, Calif.) and many relatives and friends. When a young woman she united with the Mennonite Church, and remained true to the end. During her affliction she often would sing of her favorite hymns. The family would often awaken and hear her singing, "My Heavenly Home Is Bright and Fair," and "There Is a Beautiful, Beautiful Land." She was ready and anxious to depart and be with her loved ones. The funeral services were conducted Feb. 27 at the Olive Church, north of Wakarusa, Ind., with Bros. Clarence Shank and Warren Shaum, officiating. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Brubaker.-David S., son of Abraham and Mary (Sauder) Brubaker, was born May 29, 1869, near Goodville, Pa.; died at his home in Ephrata Dec. 30, 1941; aged 72 y. 7 m. 1 d. His death came very unexpectedly. He was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church for many years. Nov. 25, 1890, he was married to Kathryn Wenger who survives; also 4 children (Mary Lofland of Chester, Abram of Blue Ball, John of Easton, and Elizabeth Landis of Hinkletown), 25 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Amanda Geigley of Ephrata). Funeral was held Jan. 3, at Weaverland Church in charge of Bros. Mahlon Zimmerman, Paul Graybill, and John Weaver.

Denlinger.-Harry, son of the late Levi and Annie (Wright) Denlinger, was born March 26, 1872; died at his home in Strasburg, Pa., Jan. 31, 1942; aged 69 y. 10 m. 5 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and remained a faithful member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church until the time of his death. In November, 1895, he was married to Annie Shenk, who remains to mourn his departure. This union was blessed with 7 children, all of them living; Clarence, of Mountville; Chester, Columbia, Pa.; Elizabeth, at home; Anna (Mrs. Bert Connelly), of Lancaster; Elmer, at home; and Edith (Mrs. Amos Meyer), of Quarryville. Fourteen grandchildren survive, also 2 brothers (Isaac, of Lancaster; and Will, of Greensville, O.). Father was in failing health a little more than a year, and spent the last six and one-half months in bed, during which time he was so lovingly cared for by his companion and children. He was so patient, never murmuring when the days and nights were long and his suffering almost unendurable. Father was the first to break the family circle, so we now look forward to a glorious reunion over there. Funeral services were held at Strasburg Mennonite Church, Feb. 3, in charge of Bros. Jacob Harnish and D. M. Brubaker. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"I cannot say, 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."
-The Family

Gingerich.-Noah Z., son of the late Rudy and Maria (Zehr) Gingerich, was born near Baden, Ont., March 14, 1880; died Dec. 1, 1941; aged 61 y. 8 m. 13 d. He was married to Sarah Schwartzentruber of Pigeon, Mich. Surviving are his companion and 1 daughter (Edna, at home), also 3 sisters and 4 brothers (Jacob Z., St. Agatha, Ont.; Mrs. John K. Roth, John Z. and Abraham Z., Baden; Mrs. Moses L. Jantzi, St. Agatha; Mrs. Christian Z. Steinman and Benjamin Z., New Hamburg). He was a mem-ber of Wilmot A. M. Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 4, 1941, in charge of Bro. Menno Wagler at the home and Bros. Peter Nafziger, Daniel Iutzi, and M. O. Jantzi at Steinman's Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
(Transcriber's note: The above obituary is the same Noah Gingerich as the one in the preceding issue.)

Hostetler.-Monroe E. Hostetler was born March 7, 1878, near Shores, Ind.; died at the McMinnville, Oreg., Hospital Feb. 1, 1942; aged 64 y. 10 m. 24 d. At the age of four he with his parents moved to Cass Co., Mo., where he grew to manhood. Around the age of 21 he went to central Kansas, where he met and was married to Adehlia Hostetler in 1900. This un-ion was broken in 1912 by the passing of Sister Hostetler to her eternal reward. Dec. 7, 1914, he was united in marriage to Martha Bare of Harper, Kans. He leaves his loving wife, 2 children (Sister Fern Driver and Bro. Paul Hostetler) and 7 grandchildren, all of Sheridan, Oreg.; also 2 brothers and 4 sisters (Abe of Middlebury, Ind.; Henry of Harper, Kans.; Lena Zook of Allensville, Pa.; Katie Miller of Pryor, Okla., and Fannie and Cora of Harper, Kans.). He was sick for the greater part of six years, being confined to his bed for nearly 5 years. He bore his sufferings cheerfully and with real Christian fortitude. He was converted at the age of 14, uniting with the A. M. Church, later uniting with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he remained faithful until death. He was greatly appreciated by all who knew him and left a bright testimony for his Lord. He was Supt. of the Hesston College and Bible School buildings for 10 years, after which he moved to Oklahoma, where he organized a Sunday school. May his life of devotion and faith-fulness to God and his keen interest in things spiritual be an inspiration to many to follow him as he followed Christ. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. G. D. Shenk assisted by D. F. Shenk. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the New Mennonite Cemetery near Sheridan.

Kinsinger.-Aaron, son of Bishop Peter and Elizabeth (Yoder) Kinsinger, was born near Sharon Center, Ia., Nov. 11, 1879; died at his home in Kalona, Feb. 24, 1942; aged 62 y. 3 m. 13 d. His death is mourned especially by his sister (Katie) with whom he made his home and his sister (Mrs. Enos Kauffman) of the Sharon community, 1 brother (John of Wellman), 11 nieces and nephews, and a host of near relatives and friends. Aaron was born, grew to manhood, and lived his entire life in this community. His sudden death was a shock to his friends and the community, as he was in his usual health the day of his death, came home at 5:00 o'clock in the evening, sat down on a chair and remarked that he had a pain in his shoulder and before medical aid could be called he passed away. The cause of' his death was an acute heart attack. He was a kind and obliging neighbor and friend, for which reason he had many friends who mourn his sudden death and join in extending sympathy to his brother and sisters. Funeral, conducted by Bros. D. J. Fisher and J. L. Hershberger, were held from the East Union Church, with burial in the family lot in the Eash Cemetery, near Sharon Center.

Krabill.-David, son of the late Nicholas and Maria (Schloneger) Krabill, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Dec. 25, 1860; died at his home near the place of his birth Feb. 22, 1942; aged 81 y. 1 m. 27 d. In the year 1889 he was bap-tized and received as a member of the Beech Mennonite Church in which he continued faith-ful until the end. On Nov. 14, 1899, he was united in marriage to Susan Conrad of the same community. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived his entire life in the same community and was well known as a good neighbor and one who was much inter-ested in his family, helping them wherever pos-sible. His health had been failing for some time, and for the last five weeks he was con-fined to his bed. He took his bed about two weeks after his son, Allen, who was living on the home place, died. He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter (Sylvia, Mrs. Harvey Graber of Creston, O.), 2 sons (Glen of Louisville, O., and Grant of Canton, O.), 11 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Katie Miller of Creston, O.), 5 nephews and 3 nieces, with many other rel-atives and friends. His parents, 1 brother (Jo-seph), 1 sister (Barbara), 1 son (Allen), 1 in-fant daughter, and 1 infant grandson preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted from the home and the church by the home bishop, Bro. O. N. Johns and assisted by Bish-op J. S. Gerig of Smithville, O. Text, Phil. 4:3, last clause. Interment in the church cemetery.

Kraybill.-Maybelle, daughter of Jacob and LaVina Rediger, was born near Milford, Nebr., Feb. 14, 1919; died at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Ill., Aug. 11, 1941; aged 22 y. 5 m. 23 d. She lived in Nebraska until about four years ago, at which time she came to Iowa. She was married and to this happy union a daughter was born, Gretta Dianne, now 13 months old. After their marriage they lived in Wayland for about a year. During the past year she lived in Washington, Iowa. About two weeks before her death they moved to Peoria, Ill., where better employment could be found. They had scarcely been adjusted to their new home when the end came. Last Sunday she appeared in her usual good health, when at about 3 :30 p. m. she complained of a headache and a numb arm. Before a doctor could arrive she became unconscious. She was rushed to the hospital where she passed away the next day. Death was attributed to brain hemorrhage. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, and united with the East Fairview Mennonite Church near Milford, Nebr. Later she transferred her membership to the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church near Wayland, Iowa. To her faith she remained loyal until death. She was of a happy, cheerful disposition. She was an affectionate wife, a devoted mother, and a loving daughter to her mother. Her loss will be keenly felt by all who knew her. She leaves her husband, a daughter (Gretta Dianne), her mother (Mrs. LaVina Rediger, of Milford, Nebr.), and the following brothers and sisters: Sterling and Verda of Corry, Pa.; Stanley and Mrs. Oliver Roth, of Milford, Nebr.; Merle of Wellman; Dallas of Colorado Springs Camp, El Paso Co., Colo.; and Ferman, of Wayland. A host of other relatives and friends also survive. Her father preceded her in death in 1930. Funeral services were held at the Su-gar Creek Mennonite Church, south of Wayland, in charge of Bro. Simon Gingerich, assisted by Bro. Orie A. Miller of Bellevue Mennonite Church, Peoria.

Kuepfer.-Catherine, daughter of Christian and Catherine Boshert, was born in Wellesley, Ont., Nov. 5, 1846; died at Albany, Oreg., Feb. 20, 1942; aged, 95 y. 3 m; 17 d. Jan. 30, 1866, she was united in marriage to Daniel Kuepfer. To this union were born 3 daughters (Rachel, Sarah and Mary). Her husband died in 1920. Sarah, wife of C. C. Steckly, died in 1907. Rachel, wife of David Steckly, died in 1925. Surviving are Mary, wife of C. C. Steckly with whom she had her home, 5 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mary Brenneman) and 2 brothers (Daniel and David Boshert). In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the home by Bros. N. M. Birky, and Melvin Schrock, and at the Fairview Church by Bros. N. M. Birky, Melvin Schrock, and Fred Gingerich. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.

Sandoe.-John Sandoe was born March 7, 1871, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Nov. 3, 1941 in Hinkletown, Pa., while working at the home of a neighbor, Daniel Good; aged 70 y. 7 m. 26 d. He left his home in seemingly good health, but after he ate his dinner he was stricken with a heart attack and died very suddenly. His death was a shock to his compan-ion as well as neighbors and friends. He was a kind companion and was seldom missing at church service. He was a member of the Groff-dale Mennonite Church for many years. He leaves his wife (Ella Weidman Sandoe). A daughter (Edna Mae) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held from the Esben-shade Funeral Home, New Holland, Pa., with Bro. Benjamin Wenger in charge. Further services were held at the Groffdale Mennonite Church with Bro. Mahlon Witmer in charge. Text, Jas. 4 :14. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Stoltzfus.-Christian M., son of John S. and Elizabeth Stoltzfus, was born near Gap, Pa., Oct. 6, 1855; died Dec. 14, 1941, at his home near Elverson, Pa.; aged 86 y. 2 m. 11 d. At the age of 17 he with his parents and grandparents moved to Knox Co., Tenn. He spent most of his life in Tennessee, with the exception of a few years at West Liberty, Ohio, and on the Kansas frontier. At West Liberty, Ohio, he was in the instruction class with S. E. All-gyer, was baptized and received into the Church at that place by Bishop John Warye. In 1919 he with his sisters Mary and Elizabeth moved to a farm near Elverson, Pa. His sister Mary pre-ceded him in death September, 1926. Of a fam-ily of 6 there remain 2 sisters (Mrs. Katherine Hertzler and Elizabeth, both of Elverson, Pa.). His father and mother, 2 brothers (Jonas and Levi) lie sleeping in the little cemetery by the Mennonite Church near Concord, Tenn., with other members of that small colony of Amish Mennonites, who moved from Pennsylvania to Tennessee many years ago. In that little quiet spot they await the coming of the Lord. Although not affiliated with any church in his later years, he did not lose his love for his Saviour, nor lose sight of the atoning power of Jesus' blood. When disappointments came, his faith in his heavenly Father remained firm. Often in the last years did he say, "The Father has cared for me for more than eighty years, and I know He will still take care of me." Funeral services were held Dec. 17, from his late home near Elverson, Pa., in charge of John S. Mast. Text taken from Psalm 90. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.
-By a Niece.

Thomas.--Following a brief illness, George William Thomas, 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Arthur Thomas, Kitchener, Ont., died Feb. 19, 1942, at the K-W Hospital. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by 5 brothers (Milton, Walter, Russell, Ken-neth and Grant, all at home) and 2 sisters (Lillian and Barbara, at home). The funeral was conducted from the home, interment in the Bloomingdale Cemetery. Services in charge of C. F. Derstine, assisted by Merle Shantz. Text, Matt. 19:14.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 51 - March 19, 1942 ­ pages 1094, 1095.

Bissey.-George, son of Abraham and Salome Bissey, was born near Cherry Box, Mo., Dec. 13, 1877; died at his home near Cherry Box, where he grew to manhood, Feb. 23, 1942; aged 64 y. 2 m. 10 d. He accepted his Saviour in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he continued the remainder of his life. He was united in marriage with Hannah Brubaker, Nov. 26, 1906. To this union 2 daughters and 3 sons were born. He was ordained to the ministry by Bro. Daniel Kauffman May 18, 1902. He preached his last sermon Feb. 15, 1942. He was the treasurer of the mission funds of the congregation and a member of the Mission Board of the Conference district for twenty-six years. Feb. 20, he was on his way to help haul wood for the church. When he had gone less than a mile from home an accident occurred in which he fell in front of the wagon and was dragged about 30 or 40 rods on a crushed stone road, very badly injuring his right arm and leg which, with the weak condition of his heart, caused his death. Kenneth, an infant son, preceded him in death, in 1921. Bro. Bissey was a considerate and affectionate husband, a kind father, and an excellent neighbor. He was loved and respected by those who knew him. He leaves his companion, two daughters (Sadie and Margaret, who helped at the Mennonite Children's Home in Kansas City, Kans., for a number of years), and two sons (John of Wellman, Ia., and Donald, at home). Two sisters (Mrs. John J. Swartzendruber of Wellman, Ia., and Mrs. Eli Yoder of Washington, Ia.), and many other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services at the home were conducted by Bro. Amos Gingerich of Williamsburg, Ia., and at the church by Bro. J. M. Kreider, assisted by Bro. J. M. Yoder. Texts, I Sam. 20:3; II Tim. 4:6-8.

Greenawalt.-Libbie A., daughter of George and Polly Patterson, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Sept. 7, 1880; died Feb. 24, 1942; aged 61 y. 5 m. 17 d. She was married to James F. Greenawalt, Mar. 5, 1904, who survives her. She is also survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters (Clayton of Topeka, Mrs. Willis Gonsor (Gola) of Rome City, Polly at home, Mrs. Jacob Longnecker (Leona) of Kendallville, Harlo of Wolcottville, Raymond and Glen at home), also 6 grandchildren. One son (Kenneth Elva) pre-ceded her to the spirit world, Feb. 24, 1916. There also remain 3 brothers and 4 sisters (Mrs. M. M. Miller of Lagrange, John Patterson of Hillsdale, Mich., Mrs. E. C. Greenawalt of To-peka, Jacob Patterson of Goshen, Mrs. W. W. Wenger of Reading, Mich., Mrs. Abe Nofzinger of Goshen, and Daniel Patterson of Chatham, N. J.). She was a life-long member of the Men-nonite Church. Her faithfulness, sacrifice, and helpfulness were an inspiration to all who came under her influence. Besides the immediate family, she leaves a large circle of friends who learned to love her and now mourn her as a friend. Her husband loses a helpful companion, her children a loving mother, the Church a consistent member, the community a good neighbor; but all submit to the will of God. Funeral services were held from the Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Topeka, Ind., Feb. 26 conducted by Bros. D. D. Miller, Lawrence Beaver, and Edwin I. Yoder. Burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

"In silence she suffered,
In patience she bore;
Till God called her home
To suffer no more."

King.-Annie C., daughter of Jacob and Sar-ah Detweiler, was born near Belleville, Pa., Feb. 20, 1874; died at her home in Belleville Feb. 10, 1942; aged 67 y. 11 m. 20 d. In Jan-uary, 1897, she married Rufus H. King who preceded her in death 10 years ago. She leaves 7 children: Bertha (Mrs. Solomon Peachey); Paul P., of West Liberty, O.; Mark, at home; Mary (Mrs. Milo Yoder) of Mattawana; Irvin, Ruth (Mrs. C. P. Peachey), and John; also 1 brother (John Detweiler) of California. On Jan. 30, she suffered a stroke paralyzing her left side. Her desire was to leave this world for a better land. She will be sadly missed in the Sunday school, where for a number of years she was a teacher; in the community, and in the home. She has left us fond memories which we shall cherish. Funeral services were con-ducted at the Allensville Church by Raymond Peachey and B. B. Yoder.

"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."

Kropf.-Leah, daughter of Jonathan and Leah (Stoltzfus) Yoder, was born in Wellersville, Ohio; died at the Faddis rest home in Ashland, O., March 2, 1942; aged 60 y. 5 m. 20 d. On Dec. 23, 1903, she was united in marriage to Seth Kropf. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter (Winfield J. of Crawfordsville, Ind.; Thelma, Mrs. Arthur Bodager of Ritt-man, Ohio; and Dr. Maurice C. of Orrville, O.). She is survived by all her children, 6 grandchil-dren, 3 sisters (Mrs. M. D. Lantz of Topeka, Ind.; Mrs. B. J. King of West Liberty, Ohio; and Mrs. Lucinda Hartzler of Goshen, Ind.), and 2 brothers (S. S. Yoder of Middlebury, Ind., and her twin brother, J. S. Yoder of Goshen, Ind.). There are also many other relatives and friends who share their sympathy with the immediate relatives in this hour of sorrow. Both her parents, a stepmother, and 1 brother (Ephraim Yoder), preceded her in death. In early life she confessed Christ as her personal Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church where she continued her membership until she was called to join the saints in the Church triumphant. Hers was a life of many trials. Her earliest misfortune was the death of her mother the day after she and her twin brother were born. While she was lovingly cared for by kind friends, yet she often longed for the embrace of her own mother's arms. For more than twelve years she endured much bodily affliction and mental distress, but she never failed to confess Jesus as the only One who is able to forgive sins and the One who will not leave us comfortless. In her days and years of suffering many were the ministries of love and tender care by her children and her many friends. Funeral services were conducted from the home of her daughter (Mrs. Arthur Bodager) and from the Oak Grove Church near Smithville, Ohio. Text, Phil. 1:21. Ministers: I. W. Royer, J. S. Gerig, Wm. G. Detweiler, and J. G. Dodds.

Mast.-Sanford C., son of the late Moses and Sophia (Stutzman) Mast, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Aug. 4, 1874; died at the home of a daughter (Mrs. Mast Kauffman) of near Benton, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1942; aged 67 y. 6 m. 18 d. Feb. 23, 1899, he was united in marriage to Jemima Hostetler, who preceded him in death 2 y. 9 m. He is survived by the following: 4 children (Roy of Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Beulah Kaufman of Benton, Ohio; Clayton of Royal Oak, Mich.; and Mrs. Helen Kaufman of Orrville, Ohio), 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Albert of Holmesville, Ohio; Corsan of Barrs Mills, Ohio; and Gillespie) and a sister (Mrs. Mattie Hostetler of Walnut Creek, Ohio). During his last illness he renewed his covenant with the Lord and was reinstated as a member of the Walnut Creek Church. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Feb. 25, with Bros. Paul R. Miller and Venus Hershberger officiating.

Schrock.-Fanny Plank was born in Wayne Co., Feb. 23, 1857; died at the home of her daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Musser of Orr-ville, O.), Feb. 28, 1942; aged 85 y. 5 d. She was united in marriage to David Schrock Dec. 18, 1881, who preceded her in death, Aug. 17, 1903. To this union were born 2 daughters and 1 son (Mrs. Daniel Musser, Orrville; Mrs. Alvin Ramseyer, Smithville; Alvin Schrock, Wooster), who survive; also 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Joseph K. Plank, of Creston), and many other near relatives. Ear-ly in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, and by Christian baptism was received into the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful and devoted sister, deeply interested in all the activities of the Church, helping to promote the cause of Christ. In her modest, quiet, unassuming life she made many friends, and in her cheerful disposition was a sincere witness for Christ. Her beautiful Christian life will long be remembered by her loved ones, and also by the Church and community. Funeral serv-ices were conducted by Bros. I. W. Royer, Wm. G. Detweiler, and J. S. Gerig. Text, Psalm 54. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

"A loving mother, gentle and mild,
What a wonderful memory she leaves behind;
But God Himself knew what is best,
Took Mother home to be at rest."

Shank.-Pre. Peter David, son of David and Eliza (Wisler) Shank, was born near Mummas-burg, Pa., July 29, 1857; died at his home in Hanover, Pa., Jan. 26, 1942; aged 84 y. 5 m. 27 d. After an illness of one week, he died from a stroke of paralysis. His entire left side was paralyzed, yet he remained conscious most of the time and able to talk a little at times which we as a family did appreciate. Father enjoyed good health most all his life and was much interested in the welfare of his family, both temporal and spiritual. March 22, 1883, he was married to Susan A. Hostetter who preceded him in death June 30, 1935. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters (Jacob D., Samuel P., who died in infancy; Virgie E., wife of J. Clinton Forry; John D. and Mary S.); also 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A brother (Harvey C.) survives. He confessed Christ as his Saviour soon after marriage, united with the Mennonite Church at Mummasburg, Pa., and moved to York Co. in 1888.
He was ordained to the ministry at Hanover March 16, 1914, which office he held and served faithfully to the time of his death. He led a quiet, unassuming life, having a deep concern for the welfare of the Church, earnestly contending for the faith, being prompt in attendance and his seat seldom vacant. He had not missed Lancaster Conference once during his ministry. His memory still lives on. Though he is gone from our presence, we cannot think of him as dead, but just away and awaiting our coming. Funeral Jan. 30 at the house and at Bairs Church in charge of Bros. Richard Danner, Noah Mack, and Harvey Grove. Texts, Luke 2:29, 30; Rev. 14:13. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
-By the Family

Wagner.-Lena, daughter of John and Anna Sommer, was born at Gridley, Ill., May 4, 1874; died at the Brokaw Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., Feb. 3, 1942; aged 61 y. 9 m. 29 d. She was united in marriage with John Wagner of Piper City, Ill., in 1895, who preceded her in death 12 years. She gave her heart to God and united with the Metamora Mennonite Church in her early youth. She leaves 6 sons and 2 daugh-ters (Joseph and Raymond of Chicago, Lester and Elmer of Bloomington, Maurice of Lansing, Mich., Walter of New York, Mrs. Michael Cousins of Chicago, and Mrs. Clifford Smith of Delavan, Ill.), 17 grandchildren, 5 brothers (George and Joseph of Metamora, Chris and Peter of Fisher, Ill., John of Washington, Ill.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Sam Studer and Mrs. Joseph Massanari of Fisher, and Mrs. Charles Darr of Urbana, Ill.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the East Bend Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. J. A. Heiser assisted by Bro. G. D. Troyer. Text, John 19 :27-Behold thy mother."

"Precious sister, she has left us,
Left us, yes, for evermore;
But we hope to meet our loved one,
On that bright and happy shore."

-By a Sister.

Yoder.-David Lee, second son of Chester and Bernice (Schrock) Yoder, Eureka, Ill., died of aplastic anemia at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Ill., March 3, 1942; aged 1 y. 4 m. 4 d. He is survived by his parents, 1 brother (Lowell Chester), grandparents, and a large number of relatives and friends who are sharing their love and sympathy with the bereft family. In his early life, little David seemed to have perfect health, but in December, 1941, he was suddenly stricken and his condition soon became serious. He had hospital care and every assistance medical sci-ence could give him, but early Tuesday morning his immortal spirit slipped away. It seems that he was as a flower, loaned from God's garden which He has plucked and transplanted into the better land. Though David's life was short on earth, he brought much joy into the home and endeared himself to all who knew him. Funeral services at the Mennonite Church near Eureka conducted by Bros. Ezra B. Yordy and John Harnish.

"God needed one more angel
Among His shining band,
So He reached down from Heaven
And clasped our darling's hand.
Sweet little darling, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took away;
Not from our hearts, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in Heaven above."

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 52 - March 26, 1942 ­ pages 1108, 1109.

Hovis.-Phares, Jr., son of Charles and Sarah Hovis, died Feb. 2, 1942, at his home in Pond Bank, Pa.; aged 9 years. He had an open heart from which he suffered frequently. Death relieved his suffering. He is survived by his parents and 2 sisters (Jeanette and Betty). When a minister came into the home he always asked for prayer. Funeral services were held at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church by Harvey E. Shank and Harry Bowers. Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Mont Alto.

Isch.-Marie (Hirschy) Isch was born near Saarburg, Lorraine, April 16, 1876. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was received into the Mennonite Church while still in her native country; but later transferred her membership to the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church near Wayland, Iowa, of which she was a member at the time of her death. She was married, while residing near Saarburg, to Victor Isch. This union was blest with 4 children, 2 of whom died in childhood, and 1 son after they came to America. They came to America in 1909 and lived on a small farm near Wayland. Her husband preceded her in death June 30, 1941. After his death she stayed with her daughter in the village of Trenton, Iowa. During the summer it seemed that her health was failing. A few weeks before her death it was discovered that she had a weak heart, with other complications. She fell peacefully asleep at about six o'clock Friday morning, Feb. 27, 1942; aged 65 y. 10 m. 11 d. She leaves her daughter (Mrs. Alfred Wagler), her mother (Mrs. Josephine Hirschy), 1 sister (Mrs. John Wagler, Jr.), 6 grandchildren, and other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was held from the home of her daughter and at the Sugar Creek Church, conducted by the home ministers, Bros. Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty. Texts, II Cor. 5:1-21; Heb. 4:9-11. Interment in the cemetery near by.

"Mother, dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."

Kreider.-John C. son of the late Jacob and Anna (Charles) Kreider, was born March 29, 1873; died at his home in Rohrerstown, Pa., Feb. 6, 1942; aged 68 y. 10 m. 7 d. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Lehman) Kreider. He united with the Mennonite Church at Rohrerstown many years ago and remained faithful until death. He was in failing health more than a year, and was very patient, enduring his illness without complaint. Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Landis Shertzer and Jacob Hess. Interment in Rohrerstown Cemetery.

Dear Lord, Thou hast taken
A loved one that was Thine;
Thou hadst given him to me,
But now asleep till Thou dost wake him.

Kuepfer.-Catherine (Boshart) Kuepfer was born Nov. 3, 1846, in Wellesley, Ont.; died in Albany, Oreg., Feb. 20, 1942; aged 95 y. 3 m. 17 d. Jan. 30, 1866 she was united in marriage to Daniel Kuepfer, who preceded her in death June 5, 1920. To this union were born 3 daughters (Rachel, Sarah, and Mary). Rachel and Sarah preceded her in death. In 1878 they moved to Milford, Nebr., where they resided until Nov. 18, 1919, when they moved to Albany Oreg. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. She leaves I daughter (Mrs. Mary Steckley), 5 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. She also leaves 1 sister and 2 brothers (Mrs. Daniel Brenneman of Albany, Oreg.; Daniel B. Boshart of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and David Boshart of Milford Nebr.). Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at the home by Bro. Melvin Schrock, and at the Fairview Mennonite Church by Bros. Melvin Schrock and N. M. Birky. Text, Heb. 11:16. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.

"Grandmother is 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."
(Transcriber's note: The above obituary seems to be a correction of the one in the March 12 issue.)

Mahoney.-Jenny, wife of Mack Mahoney, was born April 16, 1871; died March 7, 1942, at the Chambersburg, Pa., Hospital; aged 70 y. 10 m. 22 d. She is survived by her husband and a sister (Ida Miller). She was ailing for some time, but became seriously ill about a week before her death. She was a member of the Oak Grove U. B. Church (Old Constitution) for many years, and will be greatly missed especially in the home. Funeral services were conducted in the U. B. Church in Salem by Harvey E. Shank and Harry Barnes. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Smucker.-Samuel J., son of Gideon and Magdalene Smucker, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, July 29, 1863; died at his home in Smithville, Ohio, March 14, 1942; aged 78 y. 8 m. 15 d. He was united in marriage to Emma Smiley Nov. 25, 1890. Bro. and Sister Smucker were permitted to live together to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 25, 1940. He is survived by his life companion, 2 sisters (Mrs. J. S. Gerig and Mrs. A. S. Lantz, both of Smithville), 3 brothers (J. M. Smucker of Orrville; A. L. Smucker and E. B. Smucker of Smithville), 24 nephews, 14 nieces, with many other near relatives. When but a young man he gave his heart to God, confessed Jesus Christ as his Saviour, united with the Oak Grove Mennonite congregation, where he always had a keen interest in the work of the church, and gave her his loyal support by his prayers, willing service, and financial aid. He was a lover of spiritual songs and frequently led in singing. His sun has gone down and sweet shall be his heavenly rest. His passing will be greatly felt by his companion, the Church, and his many friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Wm. G. Detweiler and David McFadden. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

'Neath our eyes he slowly faded,
Growing day by day more frail.
Till God in His heavenly wisdom
Called him gently home.

Swope.-Emanuel Jacob, son of the late John R. and Elizabeth Swope, was born at Dayton, Va., Oct. 30, 1867; died at North Lima, Ohio, March 1, 1942; aged 74 y. 4 m. He is survived by his second wife (Minnie B., of Harrisonburg, Va.), 8 sons and 3 daughters (Ira B., and Mrs. C. N. Steiner of Sterling, Ill.; John A., of North Lima; Oliver D., of Salem; Herman F., of Leetonia; Mrs. Arden Lehman of Greenford; Joseph W., of Harrisburg, Pa.; Paul S., and Emanuel J., Jr., of North Lima; Cleo J., of Wells Tannery, Pa.; and Margaret F., of North Lima). Roy D., the deceased son, passed on in 1915. He leaves also 5 brothers and 1 sister (David, Joseph, Peter, Perry, Homer, and Mrs. Homer Coffman), all of Rockingham Co., Va. Surviving also are 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until the end. Oct. 1, 1891, he was united in marriage to Maggie F. Burkholder at Harrisonburg, Va., who preceded him in death at North Lima, O., May 9,. 1934. It was to this union that the above-named children were born. He with his family lived in Virginia until 1915, when they moved to Columbiana, O., where they have since resided. After the death of his first companion, Bro. Swope went to Virginia where in 1936 he was united in marriage to Minnie B. Burkholder, a cousin of his first wife. In March, 1941, he submitted to an operation from which he never recovered but gradually failed in health until his death, which was caused by cancer. Feb. 4, he was brought to Ohio to the home of his son, Emanuel, Jr., where he passed away. Funeral services were held March 3 at the home of his son, John A., and at the Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana, Ohio, by Bro. David C. Steiner. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Wilkins.-Otis Gilmer, son of the late Emmanuel and Sarah Wilkins, was born in Shenandoah Co., Va., Nov. 1, 1860; died March 11, 1942; aged 81 y. 3 m. 11 d. Aug. 5, 1886, he was united in marriage to Frances W. Brunk, who survives. This union was blessed with 4 children, 2 of whom survive: Lillie (Mrs. Irvin Good) and Anna (Mrs. Isaac Miller); also 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Ella Kline, Broadway, Va.), and a host of relatives and friends. His death was a shock to all, as he had been active up to the time of his death. On Tuesday evening he complained of being tired and not feeling well and Wednesday morning was found dead on his cot. Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Irvin Good near Elida, Ohio) by Bro. Perry Smith and at the Salem Church by Bros. Andrew Brenneman and M. L. Troyer. Text, Job 14:14.

"Dear grandfather, we will miss you,
So sudden was your call;
Your voice no more we'll ever hear,
You are missed by one and all."

Yoder.-Jerrold Lee, infant son of George N. and Leona (Byler) Yoder, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa Nov. 3, 1941; died March 10, 1942. In the short period of his life he was a great joy in his home. We humbly submit to Him who doeth all things well. Just before leaving home to go to the neighbors to help with some work, the father again went to his crib and Jerrold was about to go to sleep. A short time later the mother, who had been washing, went to see that all was well and found that life was gone. All that was possible was done to revive him but to no avail. He leaves his deeply bereft parents, 1 brother (John Arthur), 1 grandfather and stepgrandmother (Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Yoder), 1 grandmother (Mrs. Amanda Byler), 1 great-grandfather (John Knepp), and many other relatives. Funeral services were held March 12 at the Upper Deer Creek Church, conducted by Bros. Chris J. Yoder, Albert S. Miller, and J. J. Miller. Texts, I Samuel. 12:15-23; Rom. 8:28.
"All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today;
For the one we loved so dearly,
Has forever passed away."

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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