Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1942

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 27 - October 1, 1942 - pages 574,575

Burkhart. - Tena, daughter of Bishop David and Elizabeth (Thut) Hilty, was born April 25, 1868, at Bluffton, Ohio; died at Nampa, Idaho, July 3, 1942; aged 74 y. 2 m. 8 d. At the age of fourteen she was converted and united with the Zion Mennonite Church west of Bluffton, Ohio. In February, 1892, she was united in marriage to Andrew, son of Preacher and Mrs. Isaac Burkhart, of the same congregation. Aug. 18, 1894, her husband, superintendent of the Zion Sunday School, was called home, leaving her with a son, Andrew William, who passed away at the age of fifteen months, Sept. 27, 1895. Bereft of her husband and her baby, she devoted herself unselfishly and wholeheartedly to service in the home and the Church. Dec. 4, 1899, shortly before the Orphans' Home was moved from Wayne County to West Liberty, Ohio, she volunteered for service in that institution and gave nearly eleven and a half years of her life to that work, serving as matron of the Home for a number of years. When the Orphans' Home moved to West Liberty, it was, for her, a homecoming, for her parents had moved from Bluffton to that place in 1895, when her father was called to the ministry of the new Bethel Mennonite Church. In 1902, however, Bro. and Sister Hilty moved to Nampa, Idaho, and in April, 1911, Tena felt called to give up her work at the Orphans' Home to take care of her mother in her declining years. She lived in the home of her parents at Nampa until they passed away. Her father died suddenly, but Tena cared for her mother through a long, lingering illness. After the death of her parents she made her home with her brother, the late Lou F. Hilty, spending about twenty years in nursing the sick in the neighborhood. She did outstanding work during the outbreak of influenza during World War I, nursing entire families day and night who were lying ill with this dread disease. The past ten years were devoted entirely to service in the home of her brother Lou. Their children, as she put it so often, were her children. To the very last her great concern was for the welfare of her widowed sister-in-law and her seven children.
She was known throughout the Church and community as always industrious, loyal, and faithful. Until she became ill on her birthday, April 25, 1941, she was always found in her accustomed place in prayer meeting and Sunday service. She loved the good, the true, and the beautiful; hence her life was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her favorite Bible text was I Cor. 2:9, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." This text was used by Bro. E. S. Garber in bringing the message the day of her burial. It had been also her mother's favorite text and was used at the time of her mother's funeral.

Eichelberger. - Mabel Ellen, daughter of Chris and Adeline Eichelberger, was born May 29, 1924, near Pryor, Okla.; was instantly killed by a bolt of lightning July 13, 1942; aged 18 y. 1 m. 14 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 14 remaining faithful. She leaves her father, mother, 2 brothers (Wilfred and Clayton), 1 sister (Irene), 1 grandfather, a number of aunts and uncles, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services July 15, at the home and at the Kouts, Ind., Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. F. W. Weaver of Rensselaer, Ind.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in the home
That never can be filled."

Lee. - Iva, wife of Louis A. Lee, Hannibal, Mo., and daughter of the late Marion and Polly Graham, was born Sept. 20, 1880; died in Levering Hospital, Hannibal, Sept. 16, 1942; aged 61 y. 10 m. 26 d. Surviving are her husband and the following children: Mrs. H. L. Wilkerson, St. Louis; Mrs. Alice Groff, Galesburg, Ill.; Albert and Grover Lee of Hannibal; and Robert Lee serving in the U. S. army; also 1 sister (Mrs. Nettie Cramblett), 1 brother (Wm. Graham), both of Hannibal; and 8 grandchil-dren. Sister Lee was a member of the Men-nonite Gospel Mission, and was faithful unto death. Funeral services were held at the Mis-sion Friday afternoon, Sept. 18, in charge of Bros. J. M. Kreider and Nelson E. Kauffman. Burial in Flint Hill Cemetery.

Liechty. - Dale, eldest son of Peter and Martha Liechty was born Jan. 26, 1922.; died Sept. 17, 1942; aged 20 y. 7 m. 21 d. In 1938 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and unit-ed with the Leo Mennonite Church, in which he continued a faithful member until his death. In April of this year he became ill with the incurable disease leukemia and though fully informed concerning his condition and the pros-pects of recovery, he remained cheerful, hope-ful, and strong of spirit until the day of his death. Surviving him are his parents, 3 sisters (Irene, Luella, and Marilyn Jean), 2 brothers (Clifford and Herbert), all at home, grand-parents (Mr. and Mrs. Peter Liechty, Sr., Grabill, and Mrs. Mary Yoder, Grabill). In addi-tion to his parents and other members of the immediate family, he leaves a host of relatives and friends.

"A silent thought, a silent tear,
Keep him in memory ever dear;
Good took him home, it was His will,
But in our hearts he liveth still."

Transcriber's note: "Good took" is as in the original.

Long. - Katie Emma, daughter of William and Joanna Augusta (Brinkman) Brandis, was born March 17, 1885; died after a brief illness due to cerebral hemorrhage Aug. 25, 1942; aged 57 y. 5 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage to Charles Long Nov. 24, 1902, who survives her with the following children: Mamie (wife of Walter Lapp), Chalfont; James of Sellersville; Clifford of Woxall; Walter of Souderton; Alverda (wife of Titus Landis) of Elroy; Russel and William of Telford. There also survive 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. She had been a faithful member of the Line Lex-ington Mennonite Church. She had a meek and quiet spirit, was loved by all who knew her, was patient in her suffering, calling on the Lord Jesus to take her to His happy home. She is greatly missed, but we know that our loss is her eternal gain. Services were held Aug. 29 at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church.

"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." --The Family.

Mishler. - Martha, daughter of Jonathan and Catherine (Miller) Eash, was born July 27, 1871, in Lagrange Co., Ind., where she resided at the time of her death; died Sept. 19, 1942, after a brief illness; aged 71 y. 1 m. 23 d. Feb. 1, 1891, she was married to Simon P. Hooley, who preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1925. One son (Ora) died in 1903. Surviving are 4 sons (Vernon J. Hooley of Manson, Iowa; C. J., Kenneth and George Hooley of the home community), 4 daughters (Lois, wife of Roscoe Cripe; Clara, wife of Guy Hershberger; Ger-trude, wife of David Miller; and Florence Hooley, all of the home community). She also leaves 20 grandchildren, 1 brother (Levi Eash), and 2 sisters (Elizabeth, wife of Josiah J. Mil-ler, and Polly, widow of George Mishler). She is also survived by her husband (Edward Mishler, whom she married Feb. 22, 1930), and by 6 stepchildren. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. She was a faithful member, always interested in the work of the Church and served as a Sunday -school teacher for many years. Funeral serv-ices were held at the Forks Mennonite Church, Sept. 21, in charge of Bros. D. D. Miller and Early Bontrager. Text: John 14:3. The body was laid to rest in the Miller Cemetery.

Walls. - Charles Calvin Walls was born in Cherry Tree, Pa., July 15, 1871; died of cancer in Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 12, 1942; aged 71 y. 1 m. 28 d. On July 3, 1942, he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, after having been brought to the light in a marvelous way. His time was short in the service of the Lord, but not without a testimony of being saved by grace -- others saying that he lived a changed life. He leaves his widow (Mary E. Walls), 4 children (Wm. M. Walls, Pautucket, R. I.; Mrs. Alpha Miller, Mishawaka, Ind.; Mrs. Liberty Plummer, Somerset, Pa.; Ira C. Walls, at home), 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral services were held by Bro. I. S. Mast. Text, Psalm 90, selected by the deceased.

Wenger. - Bessie Pearl, daughter of the late Bishop L. J. and Mary (Coffman) Heatwole, was born July 7, 1881, at Dale Enterprise, Va.; died in Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 11, 1942; aged 61 y. 2 m. 4 d. Although she had not enjoyed the best of health for some years, the immediate cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage. On Nov. 9, 1905, she was united in marriage with Oscar E. Wenger and they made their home near Linville, Va. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (Raymond H. of Linville, Linden M. of Harrisonburg), 2 daughters (Mildred. wife of Marvin Plank, Harrisonburg; Edith, at home), 2 grandchildren, 1 brother (Justus B. Heatwole, Dale Enterprise), 4 sisters (Katie, wife of C. M. Grove, Stuarts Draft, Va.; Nellie, wife of E. C. Suter, Harrisonburg; Elizabeth, wife of E. L. Grove. and Annie L. Heatwole, Dale Enterprise). In her fourteenth year she united with the Mennonite Church and remain-ed true to its principles throughout life. She was a devoted Christian wife and mother. Hers was a life of loving deeds of kindness among her kindred and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at Lindale Church, in charge of Bro. H. B. Keener at the home and Bros. John Mumaw and J. L. Stauffer at the church. Text (chosen by the deceased), "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteous-ness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake with thy likeness" (Psa. 17:15).

"Though the cloud may be dark, there is sunshine beyond it,
Though the night may be long, yet the morn-ing is near;
Though the vale may be deep, there is music around it,
And hope 'mid our sorrow, bright hope is still near."

Wenger. - David S., son of Henry and Mar-garet (Wanner) Wenger, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 20, 1868; died Sept. 7, 1942, after an illness of two days at the home of his son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Har-old Schrock); aged 74 y. 4 m. 17 d. June 18, 1889, he was united in marriage to Eva S. Loucks. In 1892, he and his companion united with the Mennonite Church, of which he re-mained faithful till death, and was a regular attendant at the Yellow Creek congregation. In the latter part of his life, he was afflicted in his hearing and was thus deprived of getting the messages at the house of God, but he de-pended on his companion and others to give him some of the truths that were presented. Before his affliction he often gathered his chil-dren and companion together and read from the Word of God and sang those spiritual songs which he enjoyed so much. He was a kind and loving husband and father, much respected at home and in the community in which he lived, which was shown by the extra large gathering of friends at his funeral. His sickness was of short duration, suffering a few light strokes in the last few years; the fatal stroke lasted two days. Two infant sons and 1 great-grandson preceded him to the glory world. Those re-maining are his sorrowing companion and the following children: Mrs. Oma Martin, Mrs. Samuel Bixler, Mrs. Oscar Weaver, Charles Wenger, Mrs. John Ramer, Mrs. Harold Schrock, Mrs. William Miller; 29 grandchil-dren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Dan-iel and Henry Wenger of the home community), 2 sisters (Mrs. Martin Blocher and Mrs. James Boyer of Elkhart), and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at his home and at the Olive Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Ralph Smucker and Clar-ence Shank. Text, I Thess. 4:18. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

Zehr. - Georgia Luella Lenz was born March 21, 1901, in Dubois, Ill.; died after a brief ill-ness Sept. 11, 1942; aged 41 y. 5 m. 21 d. At the age of nine years she came to the Salem Orphanage, near Flanagan, Ill., to make her home. At the age of 18 the late Supt. Rupp gave her a position at the Mennonite Hospital at Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 20, 1919, she was married to Roy Zehr. To this union were born 3 sons. She united with the Waldo Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. Thursday afternoon she became seriously ill, and early Friday morning was removed to the Mennonite Hospital at Bloomington. Her con-dition became more serious as the day passed, and at 6:30 she underwent an emergency operation from which she remained unconscious. She peacefully departed from this world of pain and sorrow to be with her Lord and Saviour in whom she trusted. She leaves her bereaved husband and 3 sons (Harold Joseph of C.P.S. Camp 28, Medaryville, Ind.; Jerold Allen and Robert Roy, at home), 1 sister (Mrs. J. W. Tate, Little Rock, Ark.), 1 brother (Wm. G. Lenz, Detroit, Mich.), a stepgrandmother, sev-eral aunts and uncles, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at the home and at the Waldo Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. J. D. Hartzler and H. E. Bertsche.

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 28 - October 8, 1942 - pages 606,607

Boshart. - Dean Ledru, infant son of Dennis and Esther (Wagler) Boshart, was born near Wayland, Iowa, Aug. 21, 1942. He came as the fond anticipations of his young parents and seemed to be a strong, normal child at birth. However, it soon became evident that there was something very seriously wrong with his little system and he was taken to the Washington Co., hospital where he underwent an operation. Some days he seemed to be improving, then again his condition would change. He passed away Sept. 22, 1942. He leaves his deeply be-reaved parents, his grandparents on both sides, the great-grandparents on the mother's side, and many other relatives to mourn their loss.

Boshart. - Peter Boshart was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 14, 1870; died Sept. 7, 1942, at the Stratford, Ont., General Hospital after a sickness of a few weeks' duration from dia-betes and complications; aged 72 y. 3 m. 23 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church until death. He was ordained to the ministry Nov. 8, 1903. He was united in marriage with Sister Nancy Schultz Oct. 4, 1892. Sister Boshart predeceased him on April 26, 1936. They shared life together for 43 years and 6 months. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter; 11 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, 1 brother, 1 sister survive. Two brothers and 4 sisters predeceased him. The funeral was largely attended by neighbors, friends and relatives. Services at the Poole A. M. Church, conducted by Bros. Peter Nafziger of St. Agatha, Moses 0. Jantzi of Baden, Ont., and Christian Martin of Lancaster, Pa. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"The Gospel was his joy and song,
E'en to his latest breath;
The truth he had proclaimed so long
Was his support in death." --By a Brother.

Byler. - Urie D., eldest son of the late Daniel K. and Lydia (Beachey) Byler, was born Jan. 12, 1888, near Newton, Kans., and a year later moved with his parents to Belleville, Pa., where he grew to manhood and was baptized at the age of 17 years in Locust Grove congregation. Several years later he transferred his member-ship to the Amish Mennonite Church at Middlefield, Ohio, where he was employed with rel-atives. Dec. 8, 1910, he was married to Aman-da D. Byler of the same place and lived happily until death bereft him of his companion June 14, 1936. To this union were born 7 daughters and 1 son (Mrs. Yost Miller, Mrs. Uriah Miller, Elsie, Lydia, Bertha, Nevin, Miriam, and Cath-erine at home). Also 3 grandchildren, 5 broth-ers and 4 sisters (Jacob D., Thomas J., Daniel H., Joseph D., Jesse Byler, Gap, Pa.; Mrs. Jacob King, Mrs. Joseph Yoder, Mrs. Rudy Byler, and Mrs. Rufus King, all of Belleville, Pa., and all of whom were present at the fu-neral services), survive. His age, 54 y. 8 m. 6 d. Sept. 3, 1942 he was stricken with a heart attack and a week later suffered a paralytic stroke which affected the entire left side of his body. He suffered much until death relieved him Sept. 18. He was the first one of a large family to depart this world for a better one, and we mourn not as those who have no hope. He was a kind, loving father in the home, and the quiet peaceful life he lived in the community will be missed by neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 20 at the home where a large concourse of friends and relatives gathered, conducted by Bros. Andrew Weaver of Holmes Co., O., and Bro. Dan-iel A. Byler of Middlefield.

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

Enns. - Elvin Loren, youngest child of Isaac P. and Katie (Unger) Enns, was born Feb. 24, 1929, near La Junta, Colo. As a baby he was enrolled in the cradle roll of East Holbrook Mennonite Church and attended S. S. there regularly until he with his parents moved to Hillsboro, Kans., in March, 1940, where he has enjoyed Sunday. school and C. E. serv-ices ever since. He also took an active part in Bible school and his Bible class. One of his prize possessions was a Bible Story Book which he was reading through. Sept. 9, 1942, at the age of 13 y. 6 m. 16 d. he left home with a happy "good-by" to join his classmates and sponsor for a swim in the Cottonwood River east of Hillsboro. They were only gone a short time until the sad word reached us that Elvin Loren and Merrill Lowen had drowned with the sponsor, Mr. Hiebert, who had given his life in an effort to save the boys. He leaves his parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters (Daniel H. of Rocky Ford, Colo.; Verna, Mrs. Willard Guengerich, of Denver, Colo.; Karl F. of Rocky Ford; Elmer A. of Newton, Kans.; and Paul J., Kathryn Louise, and Leona Marie, at home). One sister (Ida Pearl) preceded him in death June 17, 1931. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church of Hillsboro Sept. 13, in charge of Bro. Jess Kauffman of Hesston, assisted by Bro. Unruh of Hillsboro.

"We think of him as faring on, as dear
In the love of there as the love of here;
We think of him still as the same, we say:
He is not dead -- he is just away!" --The Family.

Good. - Sarah Rebecca Blosser was born near Dale Enterprise, Va., July 20, .1884; died Sept. 9, 1942; aged 58 m. 1 m. 20 d. At the age of 5 years she with her parents moved to Concord, Tenn., where she grew to womanhood. In 1899 she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church. She lived a devoted and faithful life to the day of her death, being deeply interested in all the activities of her church. She was married to David R. Good Dec. 24, 1911. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter (Hannah), and 1 son (Oliver D.). One son (Joseph B.) and 1 daughter (Lydia D.) preceded her in death. She is also survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Perry J. Blosser of South English, Iowa; A. D. Blosser of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; S. S. Blosser of Concord, Tenn.; Annie Hackman of Orrville, Ohio; and Frances Dowling of Knoxville, Tenn.). One sister (Barbara Becker of Dalton, Ohio) and 1 brother (Levi of Concord, Tenn.) preceded her in death. She is also survived by 20 nephews, 11 nieces, and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 12 by S. J. Horst assisted by A. H. Weaver.

"The lights have gone out in the mansion of clay.
The curtains are drawn, the dweller's away;
She stepped o'er the threshold in the hours of night,
To make her abode in heaven so bright."

Groff. - Elsie H.. daughter of Christian and Mary Bucher, was born near Manheim, Pa., Nov. 24, 1892; died Aug. 8, 1942, at the Lan-caster General Hospital, due to a heart condi-tion; aged 49 y. 3 m. 16 d. Oct 14, 1914, she was united in marriage to Clayton K. Groff. To this union were born 2 sons (Earl B., and Walter B.). Although not physically strong for a few years, and not able to do the many things she desired, Mother had a keen interest in the home and her family. We realized her condition was very serious, and that she could not be with us long. After all, when the end came it was a shock to the family as well as to the community. She had allowed herself to be used as a Sunday-school teacher for many years at Mellinger's Church, where she was a faith-ful member and teacher. We know she will be greatly missed in the home, as well as by her Sunday-school class, as she had a deep interest in her class. We trust that her cheerful and generous life with its Christian ideals may be an inspiration to us alway and that we can look forward some day to meet our loved ones on that beautiful shore. She leaves her sor-rowing husband, 2 sons, the parents, 1 brother (Ammon Bucher of Manheim), 1 sister (Lillie, wife of Henry Rohrer, of Mountville), and many other relatives and friends. Short funeral serv-ices were held at the home, Aug. 11, conducted by Bro. Martin Metzler (a schoolmate of the departed one), with further services at Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Bro. David Lan-dis. Text, Rev. 7:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Beneath our eyes you slowly faded,
Growing day by day more frail,
Till God in His heavenly wisdom
Called you gently home." --The Family.

Gross. - Isaac Myers, son of the late Bishop Samuel G. and Lydia (Myers) Gross, was born May 13, 1874, at Fountainville, Pa.; died Sept. 21, 1942; aged 68 y. 4 m. 8 d. Death was caused from heart disease and complications. His early life was spent in the vicinity of Doylestown, Pa., until he was 21 years old, when he went to Canada. He spent most of a year there, during which time he gave his heart to Christ, in August, 1896, and united with the Mennonite Church near Hespeler, Ont. Several years later he came west and spent three years in California. Then he came to Nebraska, where he married and spent the re-mainder of his life, engaged in farming. The last few years he was forced to retire because of ill health. Feb. 24, 1904 he was married to Elizabeth Schiffler. This union was blessed with 13 children, 3 of whom (Vernon, Eunice, and John) preceded him in death. His parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters also passed on before him. He leaves his wife, 5 sons (Samuel and Charles of Shickley, Nebr.; Ethan and Justus of C.P.S. Camp No. 18, Denison, Iowa; and Wayne of C.P.S. Camp No. 35, North Forks, Calif.), 5 daughters (Mary at home, Mrs. Titans Kindsfater, Mrs. Bernice Mulder, Mrs. Rhoda Garrelts, and Mrs. Lois Zoss), 6 grandchildren, and 1 brother (Henry of Philadelphia, Pa.). Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at the Livingston Funeral Home and the Roseland, Nebr., Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Text, Amos 4:12. The deceased was a self educated man, had an ex-cellent memory, and had a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible. His life habit was to strive to be obedient to God and to do good unto others.
--By His Daughters.

Hostetler. - Gloria Jean, daughter of Perry and Marie Hostetler, was born and died on Sept. 16, 1942. She leaves her sorrowing par-ents and the following brothers and sisters: Samuel, Dorwin, Doris, Wilbur James, Joseph Roy, Dewayne, and Elsie. An infant brother, Paul A., preceded her on April 19, 1941. Four grandparents also survive. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed he the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21). Short services were held at the house in charge of Bro. Percy J. Miller. Burial in the Shore Cemetery near Shipshewana, Ind.

Lantz. - Levi Franklin, son of David and Sarah (Hartzler) Lantz, was born near Mottville, Mich., Dec. 2, 1868; died near North Web-ster, Ind., Aug. 7, 1942. In youth he moved with his parents to Missouri. There he grew to manhood and united with the Mennonite Church of which he remained a faithful mem-ber until death. He was united in marriage with Sarah Mast Feb. 18, 1896. To this un-ion, which was to last nearly half a century, were born six children. Of these, 1 infant son preceded him in death. He leaves his wife and 5 children: Sherman of La Junta, Colo.; Maurice, Portland, Oreg.; Mrs. Ethel Ewan, Burbank, Calif.; Mrs. Beulah Hartzler and Parke of North Webster, Ind.; also 1 aged sister (Mrs. Melissa Trimble of Garden City, Kans., the last of a family of seven); 1 sister-in-law (Mrs. Josie Lantz of Delphos, O.), 7 grand-children, and a host of other relatives and friends. A loving husband and father, and a kind friend, he will live long in our memories. Services were held at the North Webster Church of the Brethren. Bro. S. C. Yoder of the Go-shen College congregation, of which Bro. Lantz was a member, and Bro. Emerald Jones, pas-tor of the North Webster Church of the Breth-ren, officiated. Burial in the Violett Cemetery near Goshen, Ind.

Lehman. - Noah C., son of Peter H. and Sarah (Cockley) Lehman, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 26, 1895; died after an illness of four months, at his home north of Chambersburg, Pa., Sept. 24, 1942; aged 47 y. 28 d. He was married to Mattie Diller Jan. 14, 1918. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and continued faithful to the end. He was much interested in the work of the Lord and served as Sunday-school superin-tendent in his home church at Chambersburg for about eighteen years. By occupation he was a carpenter, and served in the community in that capacity for 29 years. It seems strange that so useful a person should be called away in the prime of life, but those who are bereft rest in the consciousness that it was the Lord who called him to a place of greater service. Besides his wife, he is survived by 1 brother (Samuel D. Lehman), an aunt (Lizzie H. Leh-man), an uncle (Henry Cockley), and many other relatives and friends. Services were con-ducted Sept. 26 from the home and the Chambersburg Mennonite Church with Bros. D. E. Kuhns, Harold Hunsecker, and Harvey E. Shank in charge. Texts: Rev. 14:13; Matt. 24:44. Burial in the cemetery near the church. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken a-way; blessed be the name of the Lord."

Mast. - Eldon Wayne, infant son of Levi and Dorothy (Stutzman) Mast was born Aug. 27, 1942, and died the following day at the home in Thomas, Okla. Besides his parents, he leaves his maternal grandparents (Bro. and Sister S. E. Stutzman), and his paternal grand-father (Jacob Mast of Kalona, Iowa).

Miller. - Eliza Jane Stutzman was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 19, 1872; died Sept. 24, 1942; aged 70 y. 7 m. 5 d. As a girl she gave her heart to the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until the end. Jan. 1, 1893, she was united in marriage to John D. Miller, and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for nearly fifty years. They made their home in Iowa until 1905, when they moved to Okla-homa, which has since been their home. Her parents preceded her in death. Dying in their infancy were also 2 sisters, a daughter (Bar-bara), and a granddaughter. She is survived by her life companion, 5 sons (Menno of Gal-veston, Texas; Marion, and Harry of Weatherford, Okla.; Raymond and Emery of Hydro, Okla.), 2 sisters and a brother (Kate Johns of Hydro, Okla.; Clara, Mrs. Lewis Zook of Kalona, Iowa; and S. E. Stutzman of Weatherford, Okla.), 11 grandchildren, besides many other relatives and a large circle of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the house and at the Pleasant View Church by John Slagell and Joseph Slagell. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8. Interment in cemetery near by.

Roth. - Barbara, daughter of Christian K. and Leah Erb Lichti, beloved wife of Bro. Ben-jamin S. Roth of New Hamburg, Ont., was born near St. Agatha, Ont., Sept. 27, 1875; died at her home at New Hamburg on Aug. 16, 1942; aged 66 y. 10 m. 20 d. March 8, 1893, she was united in matrimony to Bro. Roth and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for over 49 years. To this union were born 8 children, 3 having preceded her in death. She leaves her loving husband, 4 sons, and 1 daughter (John of Petersburg; Nickolaus of New Hamburg; Ma-bel, wife of Melvin Bender, near New Ham-burg; Lorne of Tavistock; and Alvin, at home), 19 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Christian of Ba-den, Joel of Tavistock). Two brothers and 1 sister, with her parents, also preceded her to the great beyond. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the A.M. congregation of Wilmot, remaining a faithful member until death. Her health had been failing somewhat for nearly two years, but she was able to do her work, never com-plaining. They had been to church together on Sunday morning, went home and had a meal as usual, and while taking some things down in the cellar she fell down unconscious. Inside of twenty minutes her spirit had taken its flight. Our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at the home by Bros. Elmer Swartzentruber and Ben Gingerich, and at the church by Bros. M. O. Jantzi and Peter Nafziger.

"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 lost can tell
Of the grief that's borne in silence for the one we loved so well." --A Son.

Snyder. - Lucinda, daughter of Samuel and Barbara Cressman, was born near New Dun-dee, Ont., April 29, 1864; died Aug. 23, 1942, at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital; aged 78 y. 3 m. 29 d. She was united in marriage to John Snyder, who preceded her in death 20 years. Her only son passed away four years ago. She is survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 brother (M. C. Cressman, of Kitchener), who is the last surviving member of a family of 13 chil-dren. In addition to the above she is survived by 2 stepsons (Zenes of Ontario and Oscar of Saskatchewan), by 3 stepdaughters (Mrs. E. Gabel, Mrs. A. S. Gingrich, and Mrs. Walter Hostetter), 26 step-grandchildren, and 11 step-great-grandchildren. In her early womanhood she became a member of the Mennonite Church at Blenheim, Ont. After marriage she was asso-ciated with the Biehn congregation prior to her moving to Kitchener in early middle age. She was a loyal member of the First Mennonite Church at Kitchener until the time of her death, which by the providence of God was as a messenger of mercy, relieving her of the in-firmities of age. A memorial service was held at the First Mennonite Church Aug. 25, in charge of Bro. Merle Shantz. Interment in ad-joining cemetery.

Yost. - Joseph, son of Peter E. and Susanna (MegIi) Yost, was born Feb. 21, 1889, near Plymouth, Nebr.; died at his home near Hesston, Kans., Sept. 21, 1942; aged 53 y. 7 m. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Sav-iour and was received into the Hesston Men-nonite Church. He expressed his devotion to his Lord by remaining faithful to the Church unto the end. Feb. 8, 1912, he was united in marriage to Alma Hensley of Rockford, Nebr. They made their home near Hesston, in which community they lived until the time of his de-parture. God blessed their home with 2 chil-dren (Lyle E. of Elkhart, Ind., and Zella, Mrs. Sanford King, of Yoder, Kans.). Bro. Yost was always cheerful and aggressive, entering into the affairs of the community and Church with a great deal of interest and enthusiasm. Hon-esty was the principle which guided all his mo-tives. He will be greatly missed by those with whom he was associated. Although failing in health for the last two years (due to a heart ailment), his going was very sudden. His fa-ther and 1 granddaughter preceded him in death. He leaves his faithful and devoted wife and fam-ily, 1 granddaughter, his mother, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends who await the resurrection morning for a reunion eternal. Services at home conducted by Bro. Ivan Lind, and at the Church by Bros. Milo Kauffman, M. 0. Yoder, and Fred Brenneman. Interment in the Pennsylvania Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 29 - October 15, 1942 - page 623

King. - Marlyn LeRoy, infant son of E!don and Edythe (Litwiller) King was born Sept. 10, 1942, died Sept. 11. Besides his grieved parents, he leaves his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Nelson King of Meadville, Pa., and Mr. And Mrs. Simon Litwiller, of Manson, Ia.); also many other relatives and friends. Although the little life was brief, we feel that God in His all-wise providence has so ordered it that our minds might be centered more on things eternal and less on earthly things that perish with time. May He give us grace to say, "Thy will be done." Short funeral services in charge of Bro. James Steiner were held Sept. 12 at the funeral home. Interment in the cemetery of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church, near Conneaut Lake, Pa.

Mast. - John Paul, son of Ammon J. and Katie (Hooley) Mast, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Sept. 15. 1916; died Sept. 27, 1942; aged 26 y. 12 d. Oct. 7, 1920, the family moved to New York, where Paul spent his childhood and boyhood years, and where at the age of four-teen he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. In the fall of 1938 he moved back to Indiana to live, and a year later, in the fall of 1939, he became a member of the Goshen College congregation, at which place he held membership at the time of his death. Feb. 24, 1940, be was married to Marie Hostetler, foster daughter of Amos O. and Thersa Hostetler. To this union was born 1 child, a daughter (Jane Marie) who was six months old on the day of her father's death. Surviving him are his wife, his baby daughter, his father and stepmother of New York; 2 brothers (Charles and Ammon, Jr.), 1 sister (Mrs. Andrew Jantzi); 1 half brother (James) and one stepsister (Anna Mae Erb), all of New York; also a host of other relatives and friends. His mother preceded him in death ten years ago. He was also preceded by a sister, 2 brothers, and 1 half brother, all of whom died in infancy. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He had the gift of true friend-liness and of winning new friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Forks Church near Middlebury, Ind., by John Gingerich of Elkhart and S. C. Yoder of Goshen, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Violett Cemetery at Goshen.

"Not now. but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll understand."

Miller. - Amanda, daughter of John and Catherine (Yoder) Johns, was born near Jerome, Pa., June 30, 1860; died very suddenly Sept. 27, 1942, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer J. Mishler, near Lagrange, Ind.; aged 82 y. 2 m. 27 d. Her death was caused by high blood pressure and weak heart conditions. Her health had been failing recently, but she bore it patiently and joyfully. Last Sunday, she seemingly enjoyed the noonday meal with the remainder of the family. Shortly after completing her meal she desired to recline for a brief rest. Then soon without pain or struggle, quietly and serenely a deep sleep of the Lord fell upon her. On June 18, 1882, she was united in marriage with John E. Miller who survives her. This happy union of a few months more than 60 years was begun on a Sunday and ended on a Sunday. They shared with each other the joys and sorrows, the comforts and misfortunes, of life. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters (Cora, Mrs. Ezra Frey, of Archbold, Ohio; Freddie, who died at the age of three; Melvin, who died in infancy; John S. of Shipshewana; Lydia, Mrs. Homer J. Mishler, of Lagrange; Emma, who died in January, 1920; Roy of Ligonier; Payson of Hartford, Conn.; Claude of Shipshewana; and Ralph of Tiffin, Ohio). There have been 41 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Eight grand-children and 3 great-grandchildren have preceded her. Two brothers and 3 sisters have gone to their reward. One sister (Mrs. Rosa Hershberger) survives her. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Redeemer, was baptized, and became a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was a kind and devoted mother. Her services as a Christian mother can never be computed by earthly measures. Funeral services in charge of Bros. O. S. Hostetler and Percy J. Miller, at the Shore Church. Burial at the side of the church house.

"Grandmother, thou hast left us,
And your face no more we'll see;
But again we hope to meet you
In that land where all are free."

Peachey. - Ruth, daughter of the late R. H. and Annie King, died Aug. 19, 1942, at the Lewistown, Pa., Hospital; aged 36 years. She was married to Christian P. Peachey. Surviving are her husband and 7 children: Sara Anna, Grace, Ruth, Marlin, Eldon, Mark, and Walter. An infant son was born Aug. 15 and died the same day. Two sisters and 4 brothers also survive: Bertha (wife of Solomon Peachey), Belleville; Paul of West Liberty, Ohio; Mark and John of Belleville; Mary (wife of Milo Yoder), Mattawana; and Irvin of Allensville. In girlhood she became a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church. She was a faithful member of her church and a loving wife and mother. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 21 at the home by Eli Zook and at the Allensville Church by Raymond Peachey, Elmer Yoder, and Clinton Ferster.

'"We miss thee from our home, dear Mother.
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee--
We miss thee everywhere."

Ranck. - Annetta L., daughter of Annette B. and the late Aaron D. Landis, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 30, 1896; died at her home in Bird-in-Hand, Pa., June 27, 1942 after a long illness. On March 1, 1923 she was married to Benjamin H. Ranck. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from her girlhood. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by the following brothers and sis-ters: Mary L., wife of George L. Herr, Lampeter; John L. Landis, Lancaster; Anna L., wife of Daniel R. Leaman, Ronks; Emma L., wife of Jason R. Groff, Manheim; Aaron L. Landis, Lancaster; and Sanford L. Landis, Lancaster. Funeral services were held June 29, in the home by Bro. Elmer G. Martin, and at the Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Bro. David L. Landis. Text, II Cor. 4:17. Interment in the 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." --By a Niece.

Springer. - Katie, daughter of John and Fan-ny Litwiller, was born near Delavan, Ill., Oct. 29, 1869; died Sept. 1, 1942, at her home in Hopedale, Ill.; aged 72 y. 10 m. 2 d. In her youth she united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until death. March 9, 1890, she was united in marriage to Valentine Springer with whom she spent 52 years of happy wedded life. To this union were born 8 children, 6 of whom survive, namely: Alvin, Delavan, Ill.; Aaron, Minter, Ill.; Menno, Hopedale, Ill; Homer, Gridley, Ill.; Mrs. Clara Unzicker of Roanoke. Ill., and Ruth at home. Two daughters (Emma and Bertha) preceded her in death. She also leaves 21 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Also 1 granddaughter preceded her in death. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lydia Nafziger, Mrs. A. C. Birky, Mrs. J. W. Springer, Ben, Amos, Simon, John, and Aaron Litwiller. Death came as a result of a lingering illness due to heart trouble and complications. During this time she was lovingly eared for by her daughter Ruth, and her life companion. She was of a meek and quiet dis-position and often expressed a great concern for the spiritual welfare of the family and fu-ture welfare of the Church which she loved. She will be greatly missed, but our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the home and the Hopedale Mennonite Church, con-ducted by Bro. A. C. Good of Sterling, Ill. Text, Job 5:26. Interment in Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.

"Our lives are lonely, dear Mother,
Without your sweet smile and your cheer;
Words fail to express how we'll miss you,
And those prayers in behalf of us here."

Yoder. - Lena. daughter of Benhart and Su-san (Boss) Siegenthaler of Smithville, Ohio (formerly of Bern, Switzerland), was born at Smithville, July 30, 1880; died Sept. 27, 1942, at her home in Elkhart, Ind.; aged 62 y. 1 m. 27 d. She had been in poor health since Feb-ruary but was up and around every day, being better satisfied to be active. She was married to Milo Christian Yoder, Oct. 31, 1907, at the borne of her parents at Louisville, Ohio. Her husband preceded her in death July 18, 1930. Surviving are 2 daughters (Donna E. Yoder at home, and Eleanor, Mrs. Glendon Bontrager, of Elkhart) and 1 son (Donald S. Yoder) also at home. There are also 1 grandson, 1 sister (Mrs. Homer Hoffman), and 3 brothers (Chas., Amos, and Albert Siegenthaler) all of Alliance, Ohio. She was an active member of the Prairie St. Mennonite Church, always willing to do her part in time of need, and will be greatly missed in her home and community. Funeral services were held at the Prairie St. Church Sept. 29. Bro. D. A. Yoder had charge of the Scripture reading and prayer and Bro. J. E. Gingrich preached from John 17:24.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 30 - October 22, 1942 - pages 654,655

Bergey. - Paul Cecil, son of Cecil Bergey, of Bothwell, Ont., died Sunday morning, Oct. 4, 1942, at London Hospital; aged 2 m. 16 d. He was sick for two weeks with whooping cough, followed by double pneumonia. He has a brother (Ralph Edward) and sister (Janet Marie) who survive him.

Charles. - John F. Charles was born Dee. 16, 1867, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Sept. 26, 1942; aged 84 y. 9 m. 10 d. For many years he was actively engaged in Church, Sunday school, and mission board work, but for the last number of years he was obliged to cease because of failing eyesight, being totally blind for 8 years. However, only the last six months of his life was spent in bed. The last two weeks we noticed a rapid decline from his usual con-dition, and just as the clock in his room had struck the hour of midnight he quietly breathed his last. His companion (who before marriage was Susan H. Kreider) preceded him in death ten years. There survive 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. J. C. Habecker, C. K. Lehman, and Mahlon Hess, colaborers in the Masonville, Habecker, and Mountville congregations with one of the sons who survives.

Heiser. - Amos A. Heiser was born at Mor-ton, Ill., Feb. 18, 1885; died at the Burnham City Hospital, Champaign, Ill., Sept. 17, 1942; aged 57 y. 6 m. 29 d. Jan. 23, 1908, he was united in marriage with Bertha E. Birkey who with 2 brothers survives (Joseph A. Heiser, of Fisher, Ill., and Daniel Eyer, of Saybrook, Ill.); also a large number of cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. Two brothers preceded him in death. At the age of eighteen he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and unit-ed with the East Bend Mennonite Church. He always took an active interest in the work of the Church, especially in the Sunday school. In the year of 1919 he was elected to the office of superintendent of Sunday school in which ca-pacity he served either as superintendent or assistant superintendent for twenty-two con-secutive years. He lived a quiet, simple life, was an earnest Bible student, firm in his con-victions, faithful in his teachings. Funeral services at the East Bend Mennonite Church were conducted by Bros. G. D. Troyer and Ezra Yordy. Text, Eph. 1:6. Interment in .the East Bend Cemetery.

Hollinger. - Isaac T. Hollinger was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1893; died Sept. 7, 1942, while at work in the corn field. He had not been well for about a year, but none real-ized the shadowy hand of death was so near. He was cutting corn in the forenoon and went out again after dinner and was found about 3:29 o'clock by a foster son when he took water for him. He had suffered a heart attack and had fallen even as he was working. He is greatly missed in the home and at the Sunny Side Mission which he attended faithfully since it was started, having only missed eight Sun-days in all. He leaves his sorrowing wife, 1 son (Leroy) 1 grandson, a foster son (Norman Dickenson); also 6 brothers and 5 sisters (Mahlon, Henry, Elam, Levi, John, and Jacob, Mrs. Linton Myers, Mrs. Daniel Rohrer, Mrs. Henry Martin, Mrs. Aaron Harnish, and Mrs. Daniel Kreider). Funeral services were held at the home and at Mellingers Church, Bro. Jacob Harnish officiating. Text, Mark 13:33. Burial in Mellingers Cemetery.

"This shall turn" Phil 1:19
"This shall turn! This thing which speaks denial
To cherished hopes-and prayers of many years;
Yes this shall turn ! We'll say it and believe it
This shall turn, how soon we cannot say!
And happy sight shall truly yet. perceive it,
That God 'hath turned' it all in His own way." --His Wife.

Hostetler. - Ephraim S., son of Jonathan and Cathrine Smucker Hostetler, was born near Wooster, Ohio, and was a resident of Wayne Co., during his entire life. He was born Mar. 29, 1871; died at his home in Orrville Sept. 29, 1942; aged 71 y. 6 m. He was married to Sarah Hostetler of Kidron, O., March 22, 1898. To this union 2 daughters and 2 sons were born. He is survived by his life companion and the following children: Elma (Mrs. Carlton Weimer) of Kaluka, Hawaii; Lloyd of Honolulu, Hawaii; Elmer of Madison, Conn., and Mary (Mrs. Forest Musser) of Pandora, Ohio; also 5 grandchildren with many other near relatives survive. One brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour, and united with the Mennonite Church. This faith he held dear throughout his entire life, and seldom was his place in the church vacant if health permitted. He was held in high esteem by those who knew him best, and lived a quiet, unassuming, and consistent Christian life; always expressed a deep interest and sincere devotion to the Church, serving as S. S. Supt. and teacher for a num-ber of years. His burdens and disappointments in life were always borne patiently and with Christian fortitude. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." Services were conducted by Bros. I. W. Royer, Wm. G. Detweiler, and J. S. Gerig. Text, Rev. 2:10. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Lehman. - Sadie Ann, daughter of Daniel and Lizzie Lehman, was born Oct. 19, 1903; died Sept. 29, 1942, at her home at Bachmansville, Pa.; aged 39 y. 11 m. Her death was the re-sult of complications following an illness of seven months. She was a consistent member of Stauffer's Mennonite Church for twenty-three years, always present at services when health permitted. Sadie was of a quiet, cheer-ful disposition, always ready to help others in any way possible. Her father and 1 sister (Edith) preceded her in death twenty-four years ago. She leaves her mother and the fol-lowing brothers and sisters: Albert, John, Ed-win, Martha (wife of Jacob Ebersole), Lizzie (wife of Elmer Brandt), Daniel, Walter, Robert, Elmer, and Clarence; also many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Oct. 3 from her home by Bro. Walter Oberholtzer, and at the Stauffer's Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Risser and Henry Keener. Texts: Psa. 39:3; Phil. 1:21. Interment in the ad-joining cemetery.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled."

Mann. - Leona, wife of Bro. Lester Mann, was born in Sugarcreek, Ohio, July 19, 1912; died Oct. 2, 1942; aged 30 y. 2 m. 13 d. Death was caused by a hemorrhage which followed the birth of a child. Surviving besides her hus-band, are 4 sons (Lester LaVon, Dean LaMar, Derald Gene, and an infant son, David Paul). She is also survived by her parents (Ananias P. and Emma J. Troyer Miller), and the fol-lowing brothers and sisters: John, Sevilla, Mervanna, Ima, Albert, Alice, and Kenneth. She has been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from the time of her conversion in 1929. She and her husband with three other young couples were called to begin the work at the Pleasant View Church in the Spring of 1936, where she has been a faithful worker ever since, sacrificing a great deal of her home life for the work of the Lord. She had a deep concern for the salvation of the lost. She was fully yield-ed to the will of the Lord, when on Sunday, Sept. 27, just five days before she passed away, her husband was ordained to the ministry, to become the pastor of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church which has just recently been or-ganized, and she was ready to take her place at his side in this new responsibility. She was a devoted mother who was faithful in teaching her boys the things of God. Her kind disposi-tion and affection will be greatly missed in the home, in the Church, and by all of her many friends. Our loss is her gain, because she is now resting with Christ Jesus our Lord. Sister Mann's passing has been the greatest shock that this church has received in many years, but we trust it may all work out to His glory. We have confidence that this was His will. The ordination service at Pleasant View, when Bro. Mann was ordained, was very impressive. Why his companion should be so soon removed from us is beyond human possibility to understand, but we trust in God. He knows what is best. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. E. Gingrich, assisted by Bros. Paul Wittrig, Allen Ebersole, D. A. Yoder, and J. S. Hartzler. Text, I Cor. 15:57.

Richard. - David, son of Michael and Rachel Richard, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 11, 1902; died at his home near Creston, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1942; aged 40 y. 4 m. 18 d. He was united in marriage to Carrie Yoder of West Liberty, 0., Oct. 5, 1930. To this union 3 chil-dren were born: Marjory Evaline, Nancy Ann, and Jay Hartzler Richard. He is survived by his life companion, 3 children, 4 brothers (Mi-chael, Peter, John, and Joseph Richard), 15 nieces and nephews, 3 aunts (Mrs. Daniel Gra-ber, Mrs. Mary Begley, and Mrs. Cathrine Ken-nel). He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 1 nephew. He confessed Christ as his Saviour in early life and united with the Mennonite Church. He worshiped at the Pleas-ant Hill congregation and remained a loyal brother in the service of his Lord until he was suddenly called to his eternal home. Services were conducted by Bro. J. S. Gerig, Psa. 121, assisted by Bro. Wm. G. Detweiler. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

"Good night, beloved wife and children,
Dearest friends and loved ones,
I must leave you for awhile,
Longer here I cannot stay;
Be prepared to meet me yonder,
God shall call you too some day."

Stalter. - Kathryn, daughter of Joseph and Magdelene Nafziger, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, March 11, 1871; died Aug. 29, 1942 in St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill., of pneumonia; aged 71 y. 5 m. 18 d. She bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude and patience. She ac-cepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her youth and remained faithful until called home. Feb. 25, 1913, she was married to John Stalter. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 1 stepson (Aaron Stalter, of Gridley), 2 stepdaughters (Mrs. Roy Engold and Mrs. Emery Cender, both of Dewey, Ill.), 19 stepgrandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Henry Rupp, of Wauseon, 0.; Mrs. Geo. Short, of Midland, Mich.), and 2 brothers (Jonathan of Wauseon, 0., and Aaron of Ft. Wayne, Ind.). She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 1 stepson, and 3 stepgrandchildren. She was keenly interested in her family, especially in their spiritual welfare. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Church, conducted by Bish-ops J. A. Heiser and J. D. Hartzler.

"Rest on, dear Mother, your labors are o'er,
Those loving hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find." --By the Family.

Troyer. - John, son of Jonathan and Magdalena (Gingrich) Troyer, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 4, 1863; died suddenly through an automobile accident at the home of his son-in-law, George Hostetler, near Smithville, Ohio, Oct. 1, 1942; aged 78 y. 11 m. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Lucinda Stutzman Oct. 21, 1888. To this union 5 daughters and 8 sons were born. His life companion preceded him in death March 8, 1934. Also 1 daughter (Mrs. J. C. Berkey) and 8 grandchildren went on before. He is survived by the following chil-dren: Melvin, John and Mattie (Mrs. Joe Berkey), all of near Milford, Nebr.; Lloyd, Wellman, Iowa; Perry, Clayton, and Mary (Mrs. Aden Klopfenstein), Union City, Pa.; Daniel, Spartansburg, Pa.; Lucinda (Mrs. Alton Mil-ler), Corry, Pa.; Vernon, Barberton, Ohio; Ab-ner and Velma (Mrs. George Hostetler), Smithville. Also 61 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters, and a host of other near relatives survive. As a young man he accepted Christ, was baptized, and received into the East Fairview Mennonite Church near Milford, Nebr. When he came to Wayne Co., be transferred his membership to the Oak Grove congregation. He was a faithful and devoted Christian father, always deeply interested in the work and activities of the Church; also in his own family. He had the joy of seeing all of his children accept Christ and unite with the church of his choice. "Servant of God, well done." Funeral services were conducted by Bros. J. S. Gerig and Wm. G. Detweiler at the Oak Grove Church. Text, II Cor. 5:1-6. The body was taken to Milford, Nebr., for a further service and burial there.

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

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 31 - October 29, 1942 - page 671

Brenneman. - Gertrude Mae, daughter of Mahlon E. and Anna (Hershberger) Yoder, was born in Johnson Co., Ia., Nov. 27, 1903, and lived all her life in this vicinity. At the age of 13 she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member of the Lower Deer Creek congregation near Kalona until death. Nov. 27, 1923, she was united in marriage with Ora Brenneman. Four children were born to this union (Nita, Audrey, Lowell, and Clair). She also leaves her deeply bereaved husband, her parents, her aged grandfather (Eli Y. Yoder), 6 sisters (Mrs. Lloyd Brenneman, Mrs. Ezra Troyer, Mrs. John Shettler, Mrs. Chester Miller, Mrs. Lawrence Miller, and Edith), 1 brother (Ray), all of the community, 1 brother (Al-bert) who is in camp on the West Coast, and many other relatives and friends. Oct. 8, 1942 she submitted to an operation for a cyst; this was followed with a number of hemorrhages, which greatly weakened her condition, when on the evening of Oct. 10 she peacefully passed a-way, aged 38 y. 10 m. 13 d. Her earnest devotion to her family and the spiritual interest of the church has been a real inspiration to many. She was regular in church attendance, both morning and evening, and her passing is a severe shock to the community, especially to the congregation, and her loss will be keenly felt as a devoted mother in the home, an earnest worker in the church, and a faithful S. S. class teacher. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at the Lower Deer Creek Church by Bro. J. Y. Swartzendruber, assisted by Bro. W. S. Guengerich, with a large audience in attendance.

"Though the cloud may be dark, there is sunshine beyond it,
Though the night may be long, yet the morning is near;
Though the vale may be deep, there is music around it,
And hope 'mid our sorrow, bright hope is still near."

Collier. - James Landon, son of the late James and Catherine Collier, was born at Gravois Mills, Mo., June 1, 1873; died Sept. 27, 1942; aged 69 y. 3 m. 26 d. In December, 1894, he was married to Mary Wilson. After living at his old home near Gravois Mills for a few years they moved to the Wilson Bend, Carver, Mo. Nine children were born to this union with 8 surviving (Olin, Ralph, Carl and George of Upland, Calif.; John of Ontario, Calif.; Naomi, Mrs. Jesse B. Martin, Waterloo, Ont.; Daniel, Fort Lawton, Wash.; and Forest, Dutch Harbor. Alaska). His wife predeceased him in May, 1941. Death came after several months of intense suffering from inward cancer. When mission work started at Carver, Mo., Bro. and Sister Collier joined the Mennonite Church and he was ordained deacon. He served faithfully in that office until the Bagnell dam was con-structed and the congregation had to find homes elsewhere. The family moved to Upland, Calif., where he served the church faithfully as long as health permitted. He was a loving father, and many found in him a counsellor and friend. In talking to him one day about eternal things and of his bright hope of the future, he said, "The great suffering I have endured here cannot com-pare with the joy I will have over there." The funeral service was conducted at the First Men-nonite Church, Upland, Calif., by Earl Salzman. Text, Isa. 64:6. Interment in Bellevue Cem-etery, Ontario, Calif.

Culp. - Cora Belle, daughter of the late Jacob and Matilda (Moyer) High, was born near Vineland, Ont., July 11, 1880. Her two sisters (Lucetta, deceased, wife of L. J. Burkholder, and Lodema) predeceased her. She was mar-ried to Clayton W. Culp, March 3, 1909, who, with two daughters (Della and Clara), and 1 son (George) survives her. She resided all her life time on the homestead originally settled by the High family upon their coming from Penn-sylvania. After a serious illness of several weeks she peacefully passed away on Oct. 11. In early life she confessed faith in Christ, and leaves the hope of meeting her again. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 14 at the home and at the Vineland Mennonite Church by S. F. Coffman. Text, Rom. 6:23. Interment in the Vineland Cemetery.

Martin. - Delbert Laverne, younger son of Owen and Hazel Martin, was born March 18, 1932, near Jolley, Iowa; died at Davidson's Hospital, Lake City, Iowa, Oct. 7, 1942. Oct. 6 he was severely burned by the explosion of a discarded kerosene lamp in which he had placed fuel oil. He was taken to the hospital, where everything possible was done for him, but to no avail. He remained conscious until noon of the following day, and peacefully fell asleep; aged 10 y. 6 m. 19 d. He is survived by his parents, 1 brother (Dale), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Herman Peltz of Rutland, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Martin of Manson, Ia.), and a great-grandfather (Wiley White of Macon, Miss.). Delbert's disposition was a pleasant one. Al-though not a talkative child, he always had a smile for everyone, and was a pleasant asso-ciate for other children. Funeral services were held at the Manson Mennonite Church on Sat-urday, Oct. 10, in charge of Bro. Nicholas Stoltzfus. Text, Isa. 57:1,2. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

"A little life God sent us,
Only to take it away;
Before the world could harm it
Before the break of day."-

Sumner. - Franklin Leslie, son of the late Cy-rus Judson and Elizabeth (Houser) Sumner, was born in Vineland, Ont., Nov. 6, 1870. He was united in marriage to Barbara Ellen Moyer Aug. 28, 1895, who, with their daughter (Eva, wife of Milan Robbins), survives him. He passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital Oct, 7, 1942; aged 71 y. 11 m. 1 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, being one of the converts among the number of young peo-ple who accepted Christ during the early revival service conducted in this district. He served the Church for many years as a member of the Fire Aid Union and as a member of the Cem-etery Board. He held the respect and esteem of a wide acquaintance and will be missed by all in the community and by those who knew him. Funeral services were held on Oct. 10, conducted by S. F. Coffman, assisted by H. Hallman and D. Steinman. Text, Luke 21:28. Interment in the Vineland Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana

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