Graber. --- Fanny Graber, daughter of the late Christian and Verna Conrad, was born March 23, 1871, in Canton Berne, Switzerland, and departed this life at her late home, 1619 South Eighth Street, Goshen, Ind., on June 8, 1943, attaining the age of 72 y. 2 m. 15 d. She came to the United States with her parents when a girl 14 years of age, and settled with them near Sterling, Wayne Co., O., where she grew to womanhood. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in early youth, and united with the Mennonite Church in which faith she died. At the time of her death she was a member of the Goshen College congregation, Goshen, Ind. On March 8, 1891, she was united in marriage to Daniel Graber and at this time together they established their new home on a farm near Noble in Washington Co., Ia., which was their home for 39 years. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 7 daughters. Her oldest daughter, Katie, preceded her on June 21, 1928. On Sept. 24, 1930, her husband answered the heavenly summons. After his passing she moved to Goshen, Ind., to be near their children with whom she lived until called in death. She was the daughter of a minister. Her father, Christian Conrad, was an ordained minister having been called to this office in Switzerland, later serving the Pleasant Hill congregation, Wayne Co., O., until his death. In 1893 her husband, Daniel Graber, was ordained to the ministry at the Sugar Creek congregation near Wayland, Iowa, which congregation he served until his death in 1930. Her two sons are both ministers. Christian was ordained at Wayland, Ia., to serve the Sugar Creek congregation in 1922. Joseph was ordained in 1925 and sent as a missionary to India. Thus she was intimately associated with the ministry of the Church. As daughter, wife and mother of ministers, she was called upon for many sacrifices known only to those who live in this relationship. She was not gifted as a public speaker, but through those near and dear to her she has reached multitudes even to the ends of the earth. She made her home, since coming to Goshen, Ind., with her daughter, Verna. Her daughters, Lena and Esther, lived constantly with her during the last few years and gave her every care that skilled and loving hands could provide. All her daughters were at her bedside during the last few days to minister to her need and show their love and tender sympathy to a mother that was indeed a "real mother." She leaves to mourn 2 sons, Christian and Joseph, Goshen, Ind., and her 6 daughters, Anna, Sterling, Ill.; Verna (Mrs. Willard H. Smith), Mary (Mrs. Ellis R. Zook), Goshen, Ind.; Elizabeth (Mrs. Chris Stoltzfus), Manson, Ia.; Lena and Esther, Goshen, Ind.; and also 14 grandchildren. She also leaves 4 brothers and 2 sisters: J. D. Conrad, C. M. Conrad, Lena Conrad, and Mrs. D. W. Good, Sterling, Ill.; J. G. Conrad, Venice, Calif.; and P. H. Conrad of Peoria, Ill. Besides those of the immediate family, also a host of relatives and friends remain to whom she had endeared herself in many ways. Funeral services were held at her late home in Goshen, Ind., on June 9 in charge of Paul Erb. Further services were held on June 11 at the Sugar Creek Church Near Wayland, Iowa, in charge of Simon Gingerich, Ernest E. Miller, and Willlard Leichty. She was laid to rest in the family lot near the church, by the side of her husband.
Kenagy. --- Levi H. Kenagy was born of Pennsylvania Dutch parentage of the Mennonite Church in Logan Co., O., April 26, 1856, and passed this life May 13, 1943, at the age of 87 y. 17 d. At the age of 8 he with his parents mocved to Michigan, living on a farm near Benton Harbor. Three years later the family moved to Cass Co., Mo., whre he grew to manhood. On Nov. 7, 1882, he was united in marriage to Adeline Johnston, daughter of Judge Finis Ewing Johnston of the Harrisonville, Mo., community. Following a brief residence at Sedalia, Mo., Mr. And Mrs. Kenagy in 1886 moved Wichita, Kans. He was bereft of his beloved and devoted wife and mother on May 26, 1928. He received a business education at Bayless Business College, Keokuk, Ia. He was engaged for a number of years as travelling salesman for the Henry Altermus Publishing Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Later he was associated with Henry Wilson in the general merchandise business at the corner of Eighteenth and Broadway. Mr. Kenagy was a loyal church member and devoted Christian. For a number of years he held membership with the Central Christian Church of Wichita, serving as secretary of the official board. He took a leading part in the organizing of Fairview Christian Church, Wichita, and served for the first thirty-two years of the church's history as chairman of the official board. He is survived by four children, Mrs. W. W. Brown, Frank E. Kenagy, and Paul Kenagy, Wichita; and Dale Kenagy, Denver, Colo., together with 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, also 2 brothers (Rudolph Kenagy, Raytown, Mo., and J. T. Kenagy of Gunn City, Mo.). Funeral services were held at Fairview Christian Church on May 15. S. B. Braden officiated assisted by J. R. Throckmorton of St. Paul's Methodist Church and E. A. Newby who served as Fairview's first pastor. Interment was made in Wichita Park Cemetery.
Leaman. --- Annie Risser Leaman, widow of Nathaniel B. Leaman, was born March 31, 1864, and died June 2, 1943; aged 79 y. 2 m. 1 d. She was born near Brunnerville, Pa., and lived her entire life in the Hammer Creek Church District. Her death came very unexpectedly. On Tuesday evening, June 1, she retired in her usual health and passed away during the night apparently without awaking from her sleep. She is survived by 11 children, 5 sons and 6 daughters as follows: Mrs. Martin Moore, Lititz; Mrs. Christian K. Lehman, Millersville; Edgar R. Leaman, Alvin, Tex.; Mrs. Wm. Rudy, Vineland, N. J.; Henry R. Leaman, Coatesville, Pa.; Mrs. Enos Huber, Lancaster, Pa.; B. Frank Leaman, Wayne, Pa.; J. Paul Leaman, San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Daniel Erb, Lancaster, Pa.; Esther Leaman, New York City; and Albert R. Leaman, Kearney, N.J.; also 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Elam H. Risser. Her husband and one daughter Kathryn Leaman Swarr preceded her in death. Sister Leaman was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and will be greatly missed in the Lititz congregation where she was a regular attendant. The funeral service was held from the Spacht Funeral Home in charge of Bishop Christian K. Lehman, a son-in-law. Public services were conducted at the Lititz Mennonite Church. Bro. Wilmer Eby opened the service and Bishop Amos Horst preached the sermon. Text, Ps. 73:24. Burial in the Hess Cemetery. Her cheerful and kindly disposition made for her many friends who miss her greatly.
"Fading away like the stars of the morning,
Losing their light in the glorious sun, -
Thus would we pass from the earth and its toiling,
Only remembered by what we have done."
Leichty. --- Christian D. Leichty, son of Peter and Fanny Leichty, was born in Green Twp., Wayne Co., O., May 24, 1857; died at his home near Orrville, O., June 13, 1943; aged 86 y. 21 d. He was the youngest and last surviving member of a family of 10 children. He was united in marriage to Miss Barbara Conrad of Stark Co., O., Feb. 19, 1880, who preceded him in death Jan. 10, 1941. Also 2 of their children preceded him . He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Laura Conrad, St. Johns, Mich.; Mrs. Fanny Chaffin, Creston; Joseph, Alliance; Miss Amanda and Irvin Leichty, Orrville; also 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a large circle of near relatives. Bro. Leichty early in life confessed Christ and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite congregation where he remained a faithful and loyal brother in Christ and in the service of his Lord. His place was seldom vacant in public worship as long as health permitted. He looked forward with confidence and a living hope, awaiting the Master's call to take him home and enjoy his eternal rest. Services were conducted by Wm. G. Detweiler and J. S. Gerig. Text: II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Nolt. --- Richard S. Nolt (stillborn), the son of Isaac R. and Irene W. Nolt, New Holland, Pa., was born March 20, 1943. Besides the parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Titus, Verna, Luke, Nora, Clara, Irene, Lester, and Isaac Leroy. One brother Robert preceded him in death. Also surviving are the grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. John Sheaffer, Lincoln, and Mr. And Mrs. Isaac M. Nolt, Martindale. Burial was made in Weaverland Cemetery.
Rush. --- Mary, wife of Preacher Jacob Rush, died at her home at Plumsteadville, Bucks Co., Pa., on May 22, 1943; aged 79 y. She was the oldest of the children of Joseph and Elizabeth Moyer, but she survived them all except on sister Katie Beidler of Allentown, Pa. About 12 years ago she suffered a stroke from which she never fully recovered. During this tiem she had several other strokes. Her lower limbs were paralyzed and also her speech was impaired. During all these years she never murmured or found fault about her condition. In August, 1883, she was married to Jacob Rush. They lived together almost 60 years. Twelve children were born to this union. When one of her daughters died, she raised a granddaughter. She is survived by her husband, 9 children, 43 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. One grandson is in the armed forces in Texas, and another one is in a C.P.S. camp in Montana. The surviving children are Nora, wife of Erwin Yothers; Annie, wife of Henry Rice; Mary, wife of Henry Overholt; Joseph, Paul, Raymond, Isaac, Theodore; Adeline, wife of Elmer Wismer. The last time she was in the Deep Run Church was 8 years ago at the funeral of one of her sons, Norman. Funeral services were held at her home on May 27 by Enos Wismer and Abram Yothers and at the Deep Run Church by A. O. Histand and Wilson Overholt.
Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence she suffered, in patience she bore,
Till God called her home to suffer no more.
--- The Family.
Wade. -Ezrom M. Wade, son of the late Daniel and Ann Mier Wade, was born near Freeport, Ill., Oct. 22, 1860. He passed away at his home near Sterling, Ill., June 3, 1943, after more than 2 _ years of illness; aged 82 y. 7 m. 11 d. On Feb. 14, 1888, he was united in marriage to Amelia Detwiler of Sterling, Ill. Three children were born to this union: Clark (now deceased), Glenn, and Loren. In early manhood he united with the Science Ridge Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his passing. He was a man of few words, but his advice and counsel were valuable. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife who was constantly at his bedside during the years of illness, two sons (Glen and Loren), and 11 grandchildren. Two sisters also survive: Sarah Wade, Freeport, and Mrs. Carrie Myers, Sciota Mills, Ill. Three brothers preceded him: Daniel, Jacob, and William: and 4 sisters: Sue, Maria, Anna, Olivia, and Lizzie. Funeral services were held from the home on June 6, and at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church. The services were in charge of Bro. A. C. Good. A very large gathering of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to one they had known so long. Interment was made in the family lot adjoining the church.
Transcriber's note: Different spellings of the name "Glenn" are as printed in the original.
Walter. --- Mrs. Annie Horst Walter, wife of Amos D. Walter, East Petersburg, Pa., died June 3, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Annie Horst Fauser and a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Besides her husband and she is survived by 2 children (Mrs. Elam Snavely, Mt. Joy, Pa., and Mrs. Jacob Ebersole, Manheim, Pa.), 2 sisters and one brother (Mrs. Emma Ritter and Amanda Fauser, Lancaster; and Abraham Fauser, Manheim). Mrs. Annie Fauser Walter was born Dec. 18, 1875: died at the age of 67 y. 5 m. 16 d. Funeral was held at the home and at the Mennonite Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Text: Job 1:21. Henry Lutz, Frank Kreider, and John Gochnauer officiated.
A loving mother, so gentle and kind;
What a wonderful memory she left behind.
Long days, long nights she bore in patience,
Until God Himself knowing what was best,
Took dear Mother home and gave her eternal rest.
--- The Family.
Yoder.--- Leah, daughter of Moses and Lydia (Hershberger) Yoder, was born in Johnson, Co., Ia., Feb. 26, 1872; died June 13, 1943, at the home of her daughter, Sarah, Mrs. Ezra E. Miller, near Milford, Ind.; aged 71 y. 3 m. 18 d. On Oct. 6, 1887, she was united in marriage to Isaac N. Kaufman in Moultin Co., Ill. He preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1933, near Bremen, Ind. To this union were born 2 sons and 9 daughters. Two daughters (Emma, age 3, and Mrs. Levi C. Schmucker), one infant son (Moses), her father, mother , stepmother, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 half-sisters, 1 half-brother, 3 grandchildren, and 2 sons-in-law preceded her in death. Those that are left to mourn her departure are one son and 7 daughters: William Kaufman and Mrs. Mary Weidman, Midland, Mich.; Mrs. Lucy Mast and Mrs. Alvin Farmwald, Nappanee, Ind.; Mrs. Ezra E. Miller, Milford, Ind.; Mrs. Rudy J. Troyer, Middlebury, Ind.; Mrs. W. W. Culp, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Atlee Miller, North Lawrence, O., also 1 brother (Jacob M. Yoder, St. Johns, Mich.); one sister (Mrs. David E. Kauffman, Kokomo, Ind.); and 2 half-sisters (Mrs. Ben Mullet, Milford, Ind., and Mrs. Oba J. Miler, Amboy,Ind.). The family lived a number of years Illinois. In 1912 they moved to Michigan and in 1921 they moved to Indiana. After the death of her husband, she stayed with the children. Her death was caused by the lingering illness of dropsy. She was found resting in peace in the morning. She was united with the Amish Church and loved to go as long as health permitted her. There was nothing she could do to pass time as her right side was helpless. The last years of her life she couldn't see well enough to read. She also fell and hurt her hip which cause her much pain and suffering. Valentine D. Yoder and Noah J. Borkholder conducted the funeral services at Mose J. Miller's and took charge of the burial at the Burkholder 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."
Zook. --- Mildred Zook, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Emmett Rutter, was born near Cherry box, Mo., Dec. 26, 1919, and passed away June 1, 1943, in the Community Nursing Home, Kirksville, Mo.; aged 23 y. 5 m. 6 d. She was married to Oscar Zook, Kalona, Ia., Nov. 27, 1938, at the East Union Church by Bishop D. J. Fisher. They resided on a farm near Wellman, Ia., one year, after which they moved to Shelby Co., Mo., where they have lived since. Mildred was converted to the Lord in her youth, and united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a member until death. She was an active worker in the church and Sunday school and will be missed much in her circle of friends. Naturally she desired to regain health, but she was resigned to the will of the Lord, as she expressed herself in her prayers and in conversation with her friends. She was much concerned for the welfare and salvation of her parents and her brothers and sisters and others. One sister, Rosa, preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Oscar Zook, her father and mother, 4 brothers (Alfred and Vincil, of Iowa; Galen and Carl Henry, Milford, Nebr.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Florence Yeakley, Alma Grace, and Minta Margaret, Milford, Nebr., and Mrs. Viola Crawford, Brownwood, Tex.), her maternal grandparents (Mr. And Mrs. Cyrus Miles, Leonard, Mo.) and many other relatives and friends. Mildred suffered much during her sickness, but ws very patient in her suffering. We mourn her passing but not as those without hope and are willing to say, "Thy will be done." Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Pisgah Mennonite Church near Cherry Box, Mo., on June 4, by Nelson E. Kauffman, assisted by John M. Yoder, the home pastor. Text, Ps. 17:15. The burial was in the Mennonite and Brethren cemetery.
Bucher. --- Samuel B., son of the late Christian R. and Anna H. (Bomberger) Bucher, was born July 21, 1866; died May 31, 1943; aged 76 y. 10 m. 10 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for almost 50 years, and served as trustee of the Hess Church for 27 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Metzler) Bucher, about 7 months ago. He is survived by one son, John M., Willow Street, Pa., and the following brothers and sisters: Christian, Mrs. Martha Oberholtser, Anna (wife of Benjamin Kready), all of Manheim, Pa.; Fannie, Mrs. Barbara Seldomridge, and Joseph, all of Lititz; Susan, Los Angeles, Calif. After an illness of 10 days, he entered into rest, expressing a desire to go to a better home. Services were held at Beck's Funeral Parlor in Lititz with Bro. Jacob Hershey in charge, and further services were held at the Hess Mennonite Church by Bros. John S. Hess and Amos Horst. Text: II Cor. 5:1. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Fisher. --- Viola Catherine, daughter of John D. and Elizabeth Stryker Rohrer, was born Dec. 23, 1875, in Union Twp., Ind.; died May 18, 1943, at the home of her brother in Union Twp.; aged 67 y. 4 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage to Levi Culp in 1893, who died in 1894. To this union was born a son, Alpheus. In 1899 she was united in marriage to Martin H. Fisher, who died in 1925. To this union was born a daughter, Mrs. Donald Musser, Goshen, Ind., and a son, John, Minneapolis, Minn. Surviving also are 8 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Lavina Bare, Nappanee; Mrs. George Conrad, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs Cornelius Yoder, Wakarusa; Mrs John Kohli, New Paris), and 2 brothers (William Rohrer, Goshen, and Alvin Rohrer, New Paris). Besides her immediate family, she leaves a host of friends and neighbors. She united with the Salem Mennonite Church when a young girl and has always lived a devoted, Christian life. Funeral services were conducted by R. F. Yoder, Manford Freed, and D. A. Yoder.
Johns. --- Ray Owen, youngest son of Bishop Daniel J. and Nancy (Yoder) Johns, was born Feb. 8, 1891, in Elkhart Co., Ind. He was one of 6 children of whom 2 brothers, Ora and Elmer, with the parents preceded him in death. A sister, Mrs. Luella Pletcher, Middlebury, Ind., and 2 brothers, Ira S. Johns, Goshen, Ind., and Otis N. Johns, Canton, O., survive him. On Jan. 21, 1912, he was united in marriage to Fannie Byler. They made their home in Elkhart Co., Ind., until 1927 when they moved to the vicinity of Topeka, Ind. To this union were born 4 sons (Ward S., Topeka; Dwayne J., Ligonier; and 2 who died in infancy), and also a daughter who died in infancy. Besides his companion and 2 sons, he is survived by 3 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church, serving in a number of positions in the Sunday school and other activities of the Church. He was a loving, kind husband, an exemplary father, and a good, helpful neighbor. He quietly passed into the great beyond in the morning hours of June 5, 1943, from his home in Topeka, Ind., at the age of 52 y. 3 m. 27 d. It is difficult to understand why one in the midst of life should be called away, but we know that the Lord does all things well and we humbly bow to His will. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Topeka, Ind., June 7, 1943, conducted by Edward Diener and Edwin J. Yoder. Burial in the Clinton Center Cemetery.
Sommer. --- Annie was born in Oxford Co. Ont., June 26, 1877; died at the home of her brother, David, June 25, 1943; aged 65 y. 11 m. 29 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized by Bishop Jacob Bender, Sept. 18, 1892. She lived a consistent faithful life, serving others to her end. She was a member of East Zorra A. M. Church near Tavistock, Ont. Since 1906 she has made her home with her brother, David, where she peacefully passed away. She leaves to mourn her departure, the following brothers: David and Daniel of East Zorra; a sister, Barbara, wife of Aaron Schlegel, also of East Zorra; 5 nieces, and 7 nephews. Funeral services were held at the home, June 27, 1943, by Bro. David Schwartzentruber. Text: I Thess. 4:13-18. Also at East Zorra A. M. Church by D. S. Jutzi (Rev. 22) and Curtis C. Cressman (I Cor. 15:51-58). Interment in East Zorra Cemetery.
Silent thoughts bring many a tear
For one we loved and cherished dear.
God took her homje; it was His will,
But in our hearts she liveth still.
Wenger. --- Magdalena Sensenig Horst was born near Shippensburg, Pa., July 17, 1863; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home, May 10, 1943; aged 78 y. 8 m. 24 d. She was the daughter of Isaac and Annie Sensenig Horst of the Rowe district near Shippensburg. She was married to George Wenger of Kinzers, Pa., who preceded her in death Dec. 17, 1927. Their married life was spent in the Kinzers region. To this union were born 6 children: Anna Catherine, Henry Lloyd, Mary Ella, William Isaac, Rhoda Mae (Metzler), and Jonas Wayne. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. She is survived by 2 sons (William Isaac, Los Angeles, Calif.; Jonas Wayne, Manheim, Pa.), one half-sister (Sadie B. Horst, Shippensburg, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 14 at the Oreville Mennonite Home where she had spent the last few years of her life, and at Hershey's Church, where interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The services were in charge of George Graham and Parke Book.
"Resting where no shadows dim the light."
Transcribed by: Bethany Heilman, Florida.
Bowman. --- Iris Laverne, infant daughter of Henry and Hope Bowman, fell asleep in Jesus, June 27, 1943. Her life span was short, but she made her own impress, and will be greatly missed. Funeral services at the grandparents' home. Interment in First Mennonite Church cemetery. Bro. C. F. Derstine was in charge of the services. Theme: "Transplanted Buds."
Brenneman. --- Alexander Brenneman was born April 8, 1883; died at the Woodstock Hospital, May 11, 1943; aged 60 y. 1 m. 2 d. In 1897 he united with the East Zorra A. M. Church to which he remained faithful to the end. He leaves to mourn his departure, 4 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Brenneman, East Zorra; Mrs. W. M. Dick, Rock Island; Mrs. Jacob Wagler, Newton, Ont.) and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home of his brother-in-law, T. R. Brenneman, by David Schwartzentruber and at the 16 Line by Moses Roth and D. S. Yutzi. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Heatwole. --- Etter Franklin Heatwole was born in Rockingham Co., near Dayton, Va., on May 8, 1879; died near Waynesboro, Va., of heart failure while preaching to the Springdale congregation on Sunday morning, June 13, 1943; aged 64 y. 1 m. 5 d. He was standing at the end of the pulpit near the close of the service when he suddenly collapsed. His life vanished as a vapor right before our eyes - a strong testimony to the truth of the text he was using, "For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (Jas. 4:14). He also had included in his text, Phil. 1:21, "For to me to live is Christ." In his youth, he had developed heart trouble, which became more progressive in his latter years. During the past few moths he had failed so much that life at times seemed almost an effort. Often at night he would have to sit up on a chair in order to breathe more comfortably. After one such tiresome night, he remarked how good it would feel to be in heaven. He was called to the ministry Sept. 1, 1907, and for the past eleven years had served as president of the Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities. He was interested in the work of the church and desired to fill his place in the ministry until the end. The Lord granted this for He allowed him to walk to the end of the road and then stop. The week previous to his death, he had attended the Virginia Conference at E.M.S. and seemed to have enjoyed the work there. In January of this year he helped to lay his aged mother away. He was also preceded by his father (Bishop A. P. Heatwole), 4 brothers, and 1 sister. On Dec. 13, 1900, he married Sister Margaret Weaver who survives with nine children: Elmer J., Elizabeth M. (Mrs. Perry Showalter), Viola F. (Mrs. Clark Showalter), Rachel at home, Roy E., Harrisonburg, Va., Alvin W., Florence E. (Mrs. William Smith), Galen A., and Alta Mae, at home. He also leaves 21 grandchildren, 1 brother (Dr. Webster S. Heatwole, Salisbury, Md.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Rankin and Mrs. Henry Wenger, Waynesboro, Va., and Mrs. Savilla Shupp, Hagerstown, Md.). Funeral services were held June 16, at the home of Bro. Charles Grove and at Springdale Church by Bro. Charles Grove and at Springdale Church by Bro. S. H. Rhodes, assisted by Bros. Perry Burkholder and J. L. Stauffer. Text: II Cor. 1:3, 4. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"He has gone through the gate to another land
Led by the Master's hand,
Where everything is kind and good,
Where everyone is understood.
So try to believe that the One above
Has taken him home as an act of love."
Hershberger. --- Abram W., son of Abraham and Cathrine (Mast) Hershberger, was born Feb. 11, 1875, at Walnut Creek, Ohio; passed away at his home near Hasrrisonburg, Va., April 22, 1943; aged 68 y. 2 m. 11 d. Death was due to heart and kidney trouble. In youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. On Oct. 5, 1902, he was ordained to the ministry and served in that work for 38 years. Ill health prevented him from serving in this capacity the last 2 years. March 25, 1900, he was united marriage to Arvilla Miller. Of this union, the following children remain: Glen, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. A. W. Brenneman, Denbigh, Va.; Elma, missionary in Africa; Mrs. Alice Mohler, Akron, Pa. Grace and an infant daughter preceded him in death. Ten grandchildren survive. His companion preceded him in death 26 years ago. He lived in Ohio until 1920 when he moved to Harrisonburg, Va., to become a member of the faculty of Eastern Mennonite School. He served a number of years as schoolteacher both Ohio and in Virginia. On August 23, 1923 he was united in marriage to Lessie Wenger who is left to mourn his departure with the following children: Beatrice, Mildred, Abram, and Ruth, all at home. Surviving also are 3 brothers and 3 sisters: Emanuel, John, and W. O., all of Walnut Creek, Ohio; Mrs. Melinda Hostettler, Dundee, Ohio; Mrs. W. J. Christner, Kent Ohio; Mrs. Sarah Troyer, Buffalo, N.Y. Funeral services were held Easter Sunday at the home and at Weaver's Church conducted by Bro. Chester K. Lehman, assisted by Bro. S. H. Rhodes. Interment in adjoining cemetery. He is greatly missed in the home community, and church, especially in the Zion Hill congregation where he served for 17 years.
"He knew in whom he trusted;
He counted all things loss,
And clung with the arms of faith and love
To Christ and to His cross."
Hochstetler. --- Moses N., son of Noah and Susan (Kauffman) Hoschstetler, was born near Kalona, Ia., June 13, 1862; died July 2, 1943; aged 81 y. 19 d. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and in spite of many reverses in this world, he clung to his faith until death. His father died when Moses was only 13. His mother also died at an early age. His first wife died after they had been married for about 2 years. Although he lived in New Mexico for some time, he spent most of his life in Iowa. About 12 years ago he came to Howard Co., Ind., and on Dec. 11, 1934, he was united in marriage to Emma Stutzman who survives. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Stutzman, Mount Pleasant, Ia., and Mrs. Emma Church, Campbellton, Fla. He also has 2 half brothers, Eli Bender of Kansas and Will Bender of Iowa and 2 half sisters, Edith and Fannie, as well as a number of cousins, nephews, and nieces. Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He had a winning disposition and enjoyed the fellowship of Christian friends. Until his health failed, he always filled his place in church. After he suffered an attack of pneumonia last December, his health began to fail rapidly until his death was caused by dropsy. As the end approached, he really longed to make the change which would bring him relief and rest. He also expressed his rejoicing in the blessed hope of "the land that is fairer than day." Funeral services were held at Howard, Miami County Church, July 4, 1943, conducted by A. G. Horner, assisted by J. S. Horner. Text: Ps. 5:11 (previously selected by the departed).
King. --- Carrie May, daughter of Jacob Z. and Mattie Yoder King, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1893; died at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio, May 11, 1943; aged 50 y. 3 m. 6 d. In April she entered the hospital for observation and after a few weeks of unsuccessful treatment, her condition developed into pneumonia and complications, which caused her death. As long as her parents lived she remained at home and faithfully cared for them. She spent a number of years in different states where she made many acquaintances. Although she had her own home she spent little time there because of her work as a practical nurse. In her last sickness she remarked, "Although I have taken care of many sick folks I never knew what it really was to be very sick." She leaves to mourn her passing, two brothers, Marion King, West Liberty and Ivan King, Zanesfield; one half sister, Mrs. Anna Mary Hartzler, of Belleville, Pa.; 2 half brothers, Joseph F. King, West Liberty and Alpha R. King, Iowa City, Iowa, and many other relatives and friends. In her youth she was converted and united with South Union Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church by Bros. N. E. Troyer and Wallace Kauffman. Burial was made in the Alexander Cemetery.
"Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
Only what's done for Christ will last."
Miller. --- Selena Belle (Wade) was born May 5, 1866, near Quarryville Pa.; passed away June 25, 1943, at her home in Elkhart, Ind.; aged 77 y. 1 m. 20 d. She was the seventh of 9 children. Because of her unusual desire to receive an education her father sent her to the Millersville State Normal School. She taught school for 11 years in her home community where she won the respect of her Board of Directors and her pupils, as well as the County Superintendent of Schools. She never was ashamed to portray her deepest Christian convictions before her classes. At the age of 21 she was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church at Mechanics Grove, Pa. In March, 1896, she was united in marriage to Abraham R. Miller; several months later they moved to Elkhart, Ind., where they lived the past 47 years. Surviving are her husband, 4 daughters: (Nellie) Mrs. Cleo Mann; (Carol) Mrs. Nelson E. Kauffman, Hannibal, Mo.; Ester Miller and Mrs. Helena Holt both at home; 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mrs. Jael Bryson and Mrs. Elizabeth Mowerer; and a brother Harry Wade, all of Lancaster Co., Pa., as well as a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. From the day Bro. And Sister Miller moved to Elkhart she took a wholehearted interest in every activity of the church. She taught a Sunday school class for 30 years. She made many trips to visit the children in the neighborhood, inviting them to come to Sunday school. She always showed a sympathetic and helpful spirit to anyone in distress or need. She will be missed not only in the home but in the church and in the neighborhood. Funeral services were held at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, June 28, 1943. Bros. John E. Gingerich and J. S. Hartzler officiated. She was laid to rest in the Prairie Street Cemetery.
"My mother's prayer was the golden key
She always used on her bended knee;
With it she opened a store of grace
Which made our home a heavenly place."
Ramer. --- Joseph, son of Bishop Martin Ramer and Lydia Ann (Shaum) Ramer, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Aug. 6, 1885; died May 26, 1943; aged 57 y. 9 m. 20 d. He was united in marriage to Lottie May Weaver, daughter of the late Noah and Lydia Weaver, Nov. 3, 1906. To this union were born a daughter, Gladys, at home, and 4 sons (Edwin who lives on the home place; Clifford and Paul, Nappanee; Walter, Goshen). He united with the Salem Mennonite Church 27 years ago and was a faithful member until the end. He served as janitor many years and took part in the activities of the church whenever called upon. He was a kind father and looked well after his household and had a special interest their spiritual welfare. On June 7, 1941, he suffered a paralytic stroke which left him helpless and at times during his illness he suffered much distress. He longed for the time when the Lord would take him home and expressed his readiness to go. Surviving him are his devoted companion, his 4 sons and daughter, his aged mother, 6 brothers (Tobias and Isaiah, Nappanee; William and Edward, Goshen; Lewis, Elkhart; John, Wakarusa), 3 sisters (Mrs. Elias Martin, Mrs. Anna Wenger, Mrs. Elias Weaver), 7 grandchildren, a step grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. His father and 3 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. F. E. Freed and Ray F. Yoder. Text: Heb. 4:9
"Good night, friends, I must leave you.
Longer here I cannot stay.
Be prepared to meet me there;
Death shall call you too some day."
Rich. --- Salome Slagell, daughter of Joseph and Barbara Gascho Slagell, was born near Gridley, Ill., May 11, 1875; died in Weeping Water, Nebr., June 23, 1943; aged 68 y. 1 m. 12 d. At the age of 13 she moved from Illinois to Thurman, Colo., with her parents. They lived in Colorado 7 years. From there the family moved to Lyon Co., Kans. On Jan. 13, 1898, she was united in marriage to Ben Rich, La Junta, Colo. They made their home in Lyon Co., Kans., for 7 years. Then they moved to Henry Co., Iowa where they lived for 3 years. In 1908 they moved to Weeping Water, Nebr., where they lived until death claimed them. Her husband preceded her in death March 27, 1936. To this union were born 6 children. Two preceded her in death, an infant and Mary, aged 13. She leaves to mourn her departure, one daughter (Barbara Bobbette, Washington, D.C.), 3 sons (Melvin, Peoria, Ill.; Rev. Elmer, Aurora, Nebr.; Harvey, Weeping Water, Nebr.), 6 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Joseph, Ben, and John Slagell, Hydro, Okla.), 4 sisters (Mrs. J. P. Swartzendruber, Wellman, Iowa; Mrs. Katie Detwieler, Thomas, Okla.; Mrs. Anna Smith, Hydro, Okla.; Mrs. S. E. Stutzman Weatherford, Okla.), and many other relatives and friends. Father and Mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Since her conversion, while living in Kansas, she was a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church to which she was a faithful member until her death. She attended the services faithfully as long as she was able and she was a faithful supporter of the Church. Her presence was a great inspiration to the services. She was faithful unto death.
Sauder. --- Ruth S., wife of Amos H. Sauder and daughter of John and Nora (Stauffer) Landis, died June 5, 1943 of complications, after an illness of about 6 months; aged 35 y. 1 m. 19 d. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters (Verna, Dorothy, Ruth), and a son (Norman), her parents, 4 brothers (Earl S., John S., Norman S., and Benjamin S.), and a step grandmother. Her brother, Abram, preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church and she was a loving wife and mother. Funeral services were held at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, June 7, conducted by Bros. Frank Kreider and John Goschnauer. Text: Ps. 17:15. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"No one heard the footsteps of the angel drawing near,
Who took from earth to heaven the one we loved so dear,
No one knows the silent heartache only we who lost can tell,
Of the grief that's borne in silence for the one we loved so well."
Transcribed by: Bethany Heilman, Florida
Amstutz. -- Jacob A. was born in Canton Bern, Switzerland, April 4, 1856; died June 27, 1943; aged 87 y. 2 m. 23 d. The cause of his death was due to cancer of the stomach which caused him much suffering and pain. He bore this patiently to the end, often speaking of the suffering of Christ our Saviour for us. He was always very much interested in the welfare of the family and especially very much concerned for the spiritual welfare of the children and grandchildren. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in Switzerland. In 1871, he with his parents came to this country. He then transferred his membership to Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. He remained a faithful member until death, always being present at church when his health permitted. The last service he was able to attend was the communion service on Easter Sunday. He took a deep interest in the welfare of the Church and the cause of Christ. On Dec. 1, 1883, he was united in marriage to Fannie C. Gerber who preceded him in death, May 14, 1928. This union was blessed with 9 children. Surviving him are Lina (Mrs. Sam E. Nussbaum); Louise; Edna (Mrs. Aaron J. Lehman); Daniel F.; and Albert J.; 31 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by 4 of his children, Simon, Enos, Rhoda (Mrs. John C. Hofstetter), and Emma. He was also preceded by all his brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Neuenschwander, Jacob. S. Moser, and Abraham Good. Burial in church cemetery.
Peacefully sleeping, resting at last;
Life's weary trials and toils are past.
In silence he suffered; in patience he bore;
Until God called him home to suffer no more.
Amstutz. --- Solomon J., son of the late Jonas J. and Barbara Gerber Amstutz, was born in the Kidron vicinity, Dec. 25, 1862; died July 4, 1943, at his home near Orrville where he had lived almost 59 years; aged 80 y. 6 m. 9 d. On March 23, 1883, at the age of 21 years, he was received into the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church by baptism and remained a faithful member until death. On Dec. 27, 1884, he was united in marriage to Sarah B. Steiner, who, after 11 years of wedded life, preceded him in death, May 1895. To this union were born 6 daughters: Lydia, Sarah Ann, Clara, Lavina, Caroline, and Lena. On Dec. 8, 1896, he was united in marriage with Barbara Hofstetter. She preceded him in death, Nov. 10, 1941. To this union were born a son, Allen, and 3 daughters, Anna, Celestia, and Edna. He is survived by his son, Allen, Dalton, Ohio, and 4 daughters: Lydia (Mrs. Ezra Brubaker), Canton: Clara (Mrs. S. M. Wenger), Orrville, with whom he was at home the past year; Celestia (Mrs. Jay Eberly), Reynoldsburg; and Edna, La Junta, Colo.; also 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandsons, 2 brothers, David and John, and a sister, Mrs. Lena Baumgartner, all of Orrville. Father's life has been a long and useful one. Though we shall miss him, we would not wish him back from the eternal rest for which he longed in his declining years. Since health and strength no longer permitted the strenuous activities of life, he found great comfort in spending many hours of the day in reading his Bible . In the closing hours of his life he found his Saviour all-sufficient as his sin-bearer and sustaining strength. Funeral services were held July 6, 1943, conducted by Brethren Louis Amstutz and Jacob S. Moser at the home and at the Martin's Mennonite Church by Bro. Louis Amstutz, assisted by Bro. Ben Good and Bro. Stanford Mumaw. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Earthly labors all are ended,
Heavenly life above begun,
Life eternal, never-ending,
Life through Jesus Christ alone.
Litwiller. --- Ella May Hieser, daughter of Joseph and Fannie Roth Hieser, was born near Pekin, Ill., July 23, 1881; departed this life July 3, 1943; aged 61 y. 11 m. 10 d. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her early youth and united with the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church. To this faith she remained loyal and consistent until the end. In earlier years she was a |Sunday-school teacher in the primary department. As long as health permitted she was also an active member of the sewing circle. On Sept. 13, 1900, whe was united in marriage with Thomas Litwiller. This union was blest with one son, Joseph R. Litwiller. Surviving are her husband, son and his wife, 2 grandchildren, her aged mother (Mrs. Fannie Hieser), 2 brothers (Albert E. Hieser, Edward R. Hieser, of Perkin), one sister (Louisa Hieser), and many other relatives and friends. During her illness she spent many hours reading her Bible which was her greatest comfort and consolation. Another pleasure she enjoyed was through correspondence to send sympathy, encouragement, and consolation to the afflicted ones, and to send cheer to the boys in the service. She will be sadly missed by her family , relatives, friends, and neighbors. Funeral service ere conducted from the home in Tremont, Ill., by Bro. Leland Bachman and from the Morton Mennonite Church by Brethren Simon Gingerich and Simon Litwiller. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery, north of Tremont, Ill. The following poem she had copied in her Bible:
"When I have gone from earth,
Weep not for me,
For then my brightest hope will be fulfilled;
This is the hope with which my heart is thrilled.
No greater joy that this could come to me.
With Him I love forever to abide and like Himself to be.
Through all eternity;
This weak and sinful body laid aside,
With all my longings stilled,
Oh, glad and joyous day of hope fulfilled!"
Rediger. --- Edward A., son of Christian and Cathrine (Risser) Rediger, was born near Gridley, Ill., April 14, 1876; died at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans., June 24, 1943; aged 67 y. 2 m. 10 d. In 1885 he moved with his parents to Aurora, Nebr. On Easter Day, April 1885, he united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until his death. On Jan. 15, 1903, he was married to Elizabeth Stalter at which time they moved to a farm near Gridley, Ill. Most of their married life was spent in this community with the exception of four years that they lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., and 6 months when they gave their services at the Children's Welfare Home in Kansas. On Nov. 1, 1925, Bro. Rediger was ordained a deacon at the Waldo Church and served in this capacity until death. In Sept. 1941, he with his family moved to Hesston, Kans., to complete the education of their daughters at Hesston College. Here he spent the remainder of his life. Two weeks before his death, he was afflicted with sinus infection which later developed into meningitis of the brain. His last days were spent in intense suffering. Bro. Rediger loved to read his Bible. He read it through 27 times. We believe he not only read it but lived it as well. For many years he was a Sunday-school teacher, teaching his class for the last time, June 13. He leaves to mourn, his devoted wife and 2 daughters, Esther and Alma Jean, to whom they cared in the truest sense as Christian parents. His father and mother preceded him in death. He leaves 3 brothers and 6 sisters (Emil, Washington, Ill.; John, Aurora, Nebr.; Joe, Lowpoint, Ill.; Mrs. C. G. Stauffer and Mrs. David Bender, Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. Ben Kremer, Aurora, Nebr.; Mrs. Joe Rocke, Meadows, Ill.; Mrs. Ray Schertz, Washington, Ill.). Short services were held at the home of his sister-in-law, Barbara Stalter, Gridley, Ill., June 27, 1943, and at the Waldo Mennonite Church with J. D. Hartzler in charge. Text: II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial in Waldo Cemetery.
Slagell. --- Daniel, son of Bishop Joseph and Barbara (Gascho) Schlegel, was born July 31, 1891, near Thurman, Colo.; departed this life May 18, 1943, at his home near Hydro, Okla.; aged 51 y. 9 m. 18 d. At the age of 4 years he moved with his parents to Hartford, Kans., where the family resided until Dec. 1906, when they came to Hydro. In 1904 he was converted and united with the Mennonite Church at Hartford. On Nov. 8, 1922, he was united in marriage to Jane Waters. Besides his companion he leaves the following children: Beulah (Mrs. Ira Switzer), Layman, Daniel, Carl Dean, and Max Ray; also 5 sisters and three brothers: Lena Swartzendruber, Wellman, Ia.; Salome Rich, Weeping Water, Neb.; Katie, wife of V. D. Detweiler, Thomas; Anna Smith, Hydro; Barbara wife of S. E. Stutzman, Weatherford; Joseph, Ben, and John, of Hydro; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by Father and Mother, 2 sisters, and a brother, Christian P., who died July 17, 1940. He had been in ill health for a number of years. On the evening of April 3, he had a light stroke, at which time he asked to be anointed, and he partly recovered. During all his long illness and much suffering he was very patient. On the morning of May 17, he became very ill. The following day at 1:30 the Lord called him to his heavenly home.
"We miss you from our home, dear Father,
We miss you from your place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine from your face.
We miss your kind and loving hand,
Your fond and earnest care.
Our home is dark without you, Father,
We miss you everywhere."
--- The Family.
Young. --- Sarah Susanna, daughter of John and Catherine Hoover, was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, Feb. 28, 1857; died July 3, 1943; aged 86 y. 4 m. 7 d. On Sept. 17, 1874, she was united in marriage to Daniel Young. They came to Kansas in the fall of 1876, and settled on a farm near Canton, Kans., where she lived for 52 years. She and her daughter, Blanch, moved to Hesston in the spring of 1928 where she lived at the time of her death. She is survived by 3 daughters, Ora (Mrs. John Sommerfeld); Mattie (Mrs. Jacob Sommerfeld), both of Canton, Kansas., and Blanch at home, also 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Lightner, Wichita, Kans. Sister Young was in failing health and almost blind for a number of years. She expressed her desire to depart this life and be with the Lord. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Brother F. S. Brenneman and at the Spring Valley Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. M. A. Yoder and Harry Diener. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by: Bethany Heilman, Florida.
Hartman. --- Aaron W., son of Peter S. and Anna Weldy Hartman, was born Sept. 12, 1873, near Wakarusa, Ind.; died July 13, 1943, at his home in Harrison Twp.; aged 69 y. 10 m. 1 d. His heart was weak and his health was failing for the past 6 months. Four days before passing away he had a stroke and he never spoke to us again, although he appeared to be conscious at times. On Dec. 21, 1899, he was married to Fanny Yoder, daughter of Yost and Martha Yoder. This family was blest with 8 children. His 2 daughters, Martha and Bertha, and his father preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, 6 sons (Elmer, Vernon, Glenn, William, Jonas, and Arthur), 4 sisters (Mrs. Moses Yoder, Mrs. Elmer Christophel, Mrs. Charles Lechlitner, and Mrs. Chris Hartman), 3 brothers (Amos, John, and Abram), and 19 grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church from young manhood and had his membership with the Yellow Creek congregation. He is missed in his place as father and husband, both for his inspiring presence and also for his wise counsel and loving manner.
Hess. --- Annie S., wife of Menno L. Hess, daughter of Preacher Benjamin and Annie Stauffer Lehman (deceased), was born near Milton Grove, Pa., Sept. 4, 1869; entered into rest May 31, 1943, at the home of her daughter Ada, near Mt. Joy, Pa.; aged 73 y. 8 m. 27 d. For 8 months she had a heart condition which turned to dropsy. Not being able to lie down, she sat in a chair for a few months. She bore her suffering and misery very patiently. She had a longing to depart and be with Christ which is far better. She was a faithful member of the Risser Mennonite Church for many years. She will be missed for her place is vacant in the church an in the home. She was married to Menno L. Hess, Oct. 26, 1890. To this union were born 6 children. An infant daughter preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, a daughter (Ada Hernley, Mt. Joy), 4 sons (Amos, John, Menno L., Jr., all of Mt. Joy; and Henry, Pottstown, Pa.), also 16 grandchildren, and a brother, B. S. Lehman, Fentress, Va. The funeral was held June 4, at the home of her son, Menno, Jr., in charge of Bro. Walter Oberholtzer. Services at the Risser Church by Noah Risser and Henry Lutz. She had selected her own text: Luke 23:28. Interment in Risser's Cemetery.
"A loving mother, so gentle and kind,
What a wonderful memory she left behind.
Long days, long nights she bore in patience,
Until God Himself, knowing what was best,
Took her home and gave her eternal rest."
Hostetler. --- Barbara Edna Thomas was born in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 22, 1889; died June 25, 1943; aged 53 y. 7 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage to Isaac Hostetler, Jan. 8, 1911. To this union were born 4 sons all of whom survive her as follows: Lester and Kenneth, Jerome, Pa.; Glendon, Hollsopple, Pa.; and Norman Merle, Farnhurst, Del. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and a brother Norman, Hollsopple. She was preceded in death by her husband who died about 5 years ago, also one grandchild. She united with the Blough Mennonite Church about 40 years ago and was faithful until death. Short funeral services were held in the home after which the body was removed to the Blough Mennonite Church where services were conducted by Sanford G. Shetler, John A. Lehman and H.C. Blough. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Kauffman. --- Emma Rebecca, born Aug. 3, 1867, Wayne Co., Ohio; died July 5, 1943; aged 75 y. 11 m. 2 d. She was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Lapp, the eldest child of 14 children. On Aug. 20, 1900, she was united in marriage to Ezra B. Kauffman, who preceded her in death, Nov. 1936. Although she had no children of her own, she mothered 3 stepsons, who can cherish the memory of many acts of love and sacrifice. In the face of a physical handicap, that of blindness, her example of devotion and self-sacrifice for her companion, during his long illness, was outstanding. She was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Preceding her in death, besides her husband, were 4 sisters (Mrs. Mary Crockett, Mrs. Lydia Musser, Mrs. Nellie Shoemaker, and Mrs. Katie Yoder) and a brother Jacob. Surviving are 5 sisters (Malinda Magoon, Mrs. Celesta Harmon, and Mrs. Salome Harmon, Bellefontaine; Mrs. Sadie Zook, West Liberty; Mrs. Fannie Lapp, Dayton), 3 brothers (David and Alva Lapp, West Liberty; John Lapp, New Philadelphia, Ohio), 3 stepsons (Harry and Roy Kauffman, near West Liberty, and Robert Kauffman, Chillicothe). There are 8 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews also surviving. Funeral services were held at South Union Church, July 7, 1943, with Bro. S. E. Allgyer officiating, assisted by a nephew, Paul Zook, of Cleveland. Burial in Fair View Cemetery.
King. --- Samuel, born in West Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1954; died at the Mennonite Home, Eureka, Ill., July 13, 1943; aged 88 y. 10 m. and 25 d. Bro. King spent nearly all his life in and around West Liberty, Ohio, until he until entered the Home in 1925. He was the oldest one of a family of 7 children. All the rest preceded him in death except Jacob, the youngest, who lives in Ohio. Burial took place in the Mennonite Home Cemetery. Henry King and Ezra Yordy had charge of the services, July 15, 1943. Death was due to complications, hardening of the arteries, dropsy, and a weak heart. He joined the Mennonite Church in his early youth and was loyal and faithful to the Church he dearly loved. He made this statement to someone just before his death, "We must be born twice; once of the flesh and once of the Spirit." Bro. King was conscious until he had made the above statement; then he became speechless and within a few hours he closed his eyes to await the final resurrection.
Lauber. --- Dan, husband of Mary (Wideman) Lauber, was born Aug. 9, 1900, near Milford, Nebr.; died June 25, 1943; aged 42 y. 10 m. 16 d. His wife, 2 sons (Donald and Richard), his mother, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters mourn his departure, as well as many relatives and friends. His father, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers preceded him in death. He was married to Mary Wideman, Oct. 5, 1924. They resided at Tofield, Alta., until 3 months ago when they moved with their family to Sheridan, Oreg. His summons came suddenly and unexpectedly at 1:30 Friday morning. Fifteen minutes after the first symptoms of illness he succumbed to a heart attack. "Behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me." We are confident that He has brought a rich reward to Dan. He accepted Christ in his youth and had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church ever since. He was a kind, loving husband and father, concerned about the spiritual welfare of his family. He has left his house in order, but how we miss him! Funeral services were conducted by G. D. Shenk, assisted by D. F. Shenk. Text: Job 23:10. Interment in the New Mennonite Cemetery.
The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought the end was near;
And only those who have lost can tell
The loss of a loved one without farewell.
Miller. --- Amanda Amelia, daughter of Joseph and Anna Beachy Wertz, was born in Washington Twp., Johnson Co., Iowa, Oct. 31, 1892; died at her home northwest of Kalona, Ia., July 6, 1943; aged 50 y. 8 m. 5 d. Feb. 3, 1915 she was united in marriage to Urie A. Miller and to this union 2 children were born, Katharine (Mrs. Henry M. Yoder), Kalona, and John at home, who with their father mourn the departure of a loving and devoted Christian mother and companion. Besides the immediate family her death is mourned by a grandson, 3 sisters (Mrs. Rufus Yoder, Mrs. R. C. Miller, Kalona, and Mrs. Ernie Martin, Parnell), a brother (William, Pigeon, Mich.), and a large number of near relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers. Amanda accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful and consistent member of the East Union congregation at the time of her death. Sister Miller always enjoyed good health until June, 1942, when she submitted to a major operation for the removal of a cancer from which she apparently was recovering until 4 months ago when the dreaded disease again became evident. From that time she was confined to her bed most of the time. From the first she realized the seriousness of her condition and was fully resigned to the Lord's will. She bore her affliction patiently, repeatedly expressing her desire to go and be with her Lord if that was His will. Amanda will be missed in the home, the Church, and the community. Her patient and cheerful disposition was an inspiration to all. Her one desire was to have someone read to her from the Scriptures and pray with her and sing the songs she so much loved. We mourn her departure, but not without hope. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, July 8, 1943, with burial in the East Union Cemetery. Services were conducted by D. J. Fisher and George S. Miller.
Nolt. --- Lizzie R. (Martin), wife of Isaac M. Nolt, New Holland, Pa., was born Oct. 27, 1873; died June 30, 1943; aged 69 y. 8 m. 3 d. She was in failing health for a number of years following a stroke and she had a case of pneumonia which lasted 5 days. She was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Ada M., Menno M., and Minnie M., all of Lincoln Heights; Samuel M., Churchtown; Amos M., Reinholds; Isaac R., Vogansville; Lizzie M., wife of Daniel S. Rissler, Denver, Pa., and Anna M., at home. The following preceded her in death: Ammon M., Vera M., and Willis M. Twenty-eight grandchildren survive, also a brother, C.R. Martin, and a sister, Sue R. Martin, New Holland. The funeral was held at her home July 3, 1943; following this services were held at the Weaverland, Pa., Mennonite Church and interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
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, Mother;
We miss thee everywhere.
Schrock. --- Infant son of Reuben and Anna Schrock, Plain City, Ohio, was born July 6, 1943; died the same day. Besides his parents, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Marvin, John Edward, Norma June, and LaVerda Sue. Burial was made in the Sharon Cemetery.
Silent thoughts bring many a tear
For one we loved and cherished while here.
God took him home, it was His will,
But in our hearts he liveth still.
Transcribed by: Bethany Heilman, Florida.