Gospel Herald Obituaries - May, 1943

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 6 - May 6, 1943, Page 127


Brubaker - Mary Shellenberger Brubaker was born Jan. 5, 1864; died in a Freeport hospital, Freeport, Ill., April 12, 1943, after an illness of 7 weeks' duration. She was a resident of Freeport most of her life. She was united in marriage to Daniel M. Brubaker, Dec. 7, 1885. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, and a son: Mrs. Ruth Lehman, Cleveland Heights, O.; Mrs. Ida Shelly, Rockford, Ill.; Clinton Brubaker, Freeport, Ill. Three sisters and a brother also survive: Mrs. Anna Klontz, Freeport; Mrs. Martha Bistline, Mrs. Ada Havenor, both of Pocatello, Idaho; Lewis Shellenberger, Portland, Oreg. A son and a daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Freeport Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at that place on April 15, Bishop A.C. Good and Bro. Howard J. Zehr officiating.

Garber - Emma, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Schlabach) Bachman, was born near Metamora, Ill., May 27, 1894; died at Peoria, Ill., April 6, 1943; aged 48 y. 10 m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to Arthur Garber, Feb. 10, 1915. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter. She is survived by her husband and 3 children: Harold Arthur, who is in the U.S. service in the Pacific area; Robert Lee and Joyce Elizabeth at home. She is also survived by 2 brothers, John and Harry, Metamora, and one sister, Mrs. Jacob Bachman, Cazenovia, Ill. In youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, and united with the Metamora Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until the Lord called her home. The call of death came very unexpectedly, although she had not enjoyed the best of health recently. The morning preceding her death she seemed to have been feeling better than usual. The morning of April 6 after calling at the doctor's office in Peoria she retired to the doctor's lounge for a brief rest and in a short time passed to her eternal reward. Her kind, cheerful and helpful disposition endeared her to all who knew her.

Herr - Walter J., son of the late Christian H. and Amanda Book Herr, was born in West Lampeter Twp., July 29, 1891, and passed away March 25, 1943; aged 51 y. 7 m. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Stella M. Shelley of near Mt. Joy. To this union were born no children, yet there was a deep love and concern for other children, of whom several have been welcomed into their home. Bro. Walter had not been feeling well for several months. He had a cold which was followed by complications. He passed away early in the morning to be with his Lord whom he loved devotedly and served faithfully for many years. He was an active member of the Willow Street Mennonite Church and also of the Sunnyside Mission. He was one of the organizers and a faithful supporter of the latter. He always tried to lead Christians to a deeper experience with their Lord. Brief funeral services were held at the home, followed by services at the Willow Street Mennonite Church by the home ministers. Bro. Jacob Harnish used for his text, Ps. 34:19. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. May God bless the memory of his life to all who knew him.

Oswald - Kathalene Ann, infant daughter of Orie and Burdean (Stutzman) Oswald, was born at Bedford Hospital, Bedford, O., on March 28; died March 30, 1943. She leaves her sorrowing parents who cannot understand why their little jewel should be called home so soon. Besides her parents, she leaves her paternal grandmother (Mrs. Ida Oswald), her maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Perry Stutzman), and also uncles and aunts. Short services were held at the cemetery of the Plainview Mennonite Church where the little body was laid to rest. Services were conducted by Elmer Stoltzfus.
Precious darling, she has left us, left us, yes, forevermore;
But we hope to meet our baby, on that bright and happy shore.

Slagel - Arthur William, son of D.W. and Mary Slagel, was born Jan 13, 1891, at Flanagan, Ill., where he grew to manhood. At the age of 19 he went to Chicago to attend school and assist with city mission work. Later he attended Goshen College and was graduated from there in 1919. He had taught school a year when the Mennonite Relief organization sent him into Europe to do relief work. He worked there 3 years, spending most of his time in Russia. Vesta Zook, now Mrs. Slagel, and Mrs. Earl Salzman were also engaged in relief work in the Near East during this time. Upon his return to the States, he went to Chicago where he was a member of the Donnelly Advertising Corporation and later of the Thiesan Printing Co., with which he was connected until 1932. During that time he had married Vesta Zook in 1925, and in 1928 a son, Donald, was born. Eleven years ago the family came to their farm home where they resided at the time of his tragic death, April 22. A sister, Mrs. Laura Neuhauser, passed away in 1923, and his mother in 1928. He leaves his wife and son, his father, and the following brothers and sisters of Flanagan, Ill.: Mrs. Alma Eigsti, George, Mrs. Irene Byler, Edwin, Gilbert, and Emma who lives with the father; also Amos, LaBelle, Mo.; Willie, Buda, Ill.; Mrs. Eda Dillman, Champaign, Ill.; Milton, Peoria, Ill. Since boyhood Arthur has been a loyal and active member of the Mennonite Church where he was actively connected with the work of the Sunday school and Mission Board. His services were willingly rendered from an inspired, consecrated life. Services were held April 24 at the Topeka Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. W.S. Shelly, assisted by Allen Yoder. Text, Ps. 121:1. Burial in near-by cemetery.

Weaver - Sarah Elizabeth Horning, daughter of Jacob and Anna Horning, was born in Iowa, Dec 28, 1870. She was the youngest of twelve children, all of whom have preceded her in death. She was born, reared, and married in the same house. She was married to Charles A. Weaver of Oronogo, Md. They lived in Alba, Mo., 9 years, then moved to the farm home where have have lived 36 years. She was converted and baptized in early youth and has loved and served her Lord ever since. She was in her usual good health until she was stricken early on the morning of April 6, 1943, and her death followed 4 3/4 hours later. Funeral services were held April 8 at the chapel of the Hedge-Nelson Undertaking Co. in Webb City, Mo. Roy F. Bundy, pastor of the Tower of Light Church, officiated assisted by Roy Field, pastor of the South Joplin Christian Church. The Scriptures used were Ps. 23; Rom. 8:35-39; John 14:1-7. The following songs were sung: "I Will Meet You in the Morning, Just Inside the Eastern Gate," "The City Foursquare," and "When I Have Gone the Last Mile of the Way."
"No time for a last farewell! No time for the shock of fear.
There was scarcely a moment's halt on the shore,
With the Guide and the Boatman near.
Dear, how surprised you were to go - so little to suffer, so little to know."

Wingerter - Abram Wingerter, son of John and Barbara (Dellet) Wingerter, was born near Massillon, O. In his early youth he moved with his parents to Virginia. Later he returned to Ohio and lived in the community near Massillon where he reared his family. For the past 30 years he lived near Orrville, O., where he quietly and peacefully fell asleep on April 14, 1943, at the age of 85 y. 4 m. 2 d. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. George Clark, of Winchester, Va., who is the only remaining member of the John Wingerter family. On Aug. 23, 1879, he was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Nancy Adams who preceded him in death, Dec. 2, 1928. To them were born 6 children. Two died in infancy and one son, David, at the age of 6. Those that survive him are Theodore, West Salem, O.; May (Mrs. Hayes Adams), Apple Creek, O.; and Lena (Mrs. Oliver Fetter), Orrville, who with her husband lived in the home with the father. There are also 8 grandchildren who mourn his departure and 13 great-grandchildren. There are many other relatives, friends, and neighbors who share their sympathy with the immediate family in the passing of their father and grandfather. In his early manhood he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Latter, on April 2, 1922, he became a charter member of the Orrville Mennonite Mission Church were he remained a faithful member until death. He was a regular attendant at the services of the church when health permitted, and kept the ordinances of the house of the Lord. He loved singing, especially the old hymns. He would say occasionally, "Sing Rock of Ages." Members of the home would frequently hear him sing this song as he was about his work. Bro. Wingerter was in failing health more or less for the past few years and during these days he was cared for most tenderly by his own children and their companions who provided every comfort possible. May all these labors of love be remembered by our heavenly Father, who notices every cup of water given and who receives our loved ones in Christ unto Himself and gives them His eternal love and care when they go beyond our care. Funeral services were held at the home and the Pleasant View Mennonite Church on Saturday afternoon with burial in the neary-by cemetery. Officiating ministers were I.W. Royer, P.R. Lantz, I.J. Buchwatler, and J.S. Gerig. Scriptures used were Psa. 16 and 17, and Rev. 21. Text: John 14:6.

Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXVI, No . 7 - May 13, 1943, Page 150, 151

Hess - Eli R., son of Jacob and Nancy Rarick Hess, was born in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., March 22, 1862; died at his home in Nappanee, Ind., April 4, 1943; aged 81 y. 13 d. He was married to Catherine Eva Shank, Sept. 1883. To this union were born 2 children, Homer and Bessie, both of whom, with his wife and a great-granddaughter, preceded him in death. At an early age he was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church. He was a charter member of the North Main Street Church in Nappanee where he worshiped for over 50 years. He served as one of its trustees for many years. Ill health prevented him from regular attendance the past few yeas. From his early youth to the time of his recent illness, he worked at the various trades of tanning leather, operating a sawmill, cobbling shoes, contracting and building homes, and cabinet work. Although death was brought on by complications, he suffered patiently refusing to be a burden to others. He is survived by 5 half brothers (Wilson and Chauncey Hess, Goshen; Frank and Amzy Hess, Elkhart; Charles Hess, Rockford, Ill.), 3 granddaughters (Mrs. Howard Sigriet, South Bend; Mrs. Roy Bollman and Thelma Welty, Nappanee), 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church in Nappanee, April 7; burial in the Yellow Creek cemetery, with Homer F. North officiating.
"Let us not mourn his going; let us rejoice to know,
That earthly labor finished, he was prepared to go."

Hirschy - Magdalena (Christner) Hirschy was born in Henry Co., Iowa on June 8, 1861. In this community she grew to womanhood and spent all of her life. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was received into the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. On Feb. 21, 1889, she was united in marriage with Jacob Hirschy. This union was blest with 10 children, 8 of whom preceded her in death. Sister Hirschy was a devoted wife and mother and a faithful member of the Church; she possessed a quiet and peaceful nature, to which together with an unflinching faith in God no doubt was a great contribution toward helping her and her husband to weather the joys and sorrows of more than 54 years of married life together. However, the infirmities of age settled heavily upon her in recent weeks and she fell peacefully asleep last Sunday evening at their home in Wayland, Ia., at the age of 81 y. 10 m. 11 d. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, one son (Joseph), one daughter (Mrs. John Wagler, Jr.), one sister (Mrs. Mary Gisser), 3 brothers (Chriss and Enos Christner of this community, and Amos Christner of Blakesburg, Ia.), 22 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

Hostetler - George, oldest son of Christian and Magdalena Hostetler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 28, 1857; died after several days of illness at the Deaconess Hospital in Salem, Oreg.; April 10, 1943; aged 85 y. 10 m. 13 d. He was married to Pauline Esch at Wheatland, Mo. To this union were born 5 children, one of whom died in infancy. Surviving him are his companion, 3 sons and a daughter (Noah, Allensville, Pa.; Simon, Aurora, Oreg.; Elizabeth Yoder, Jet, Okla.; Frank, Welches, Oreg.), 3 brothers (Milton, Roanoke, Ill.; Levi C., Sheffield, Ill.; David, Prophetstown, Ill.), 17 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth to which he remained faithful to his death. He was a staunch defender of the faith and was keenly interested in the work of the Lord. Funeral services were in charge of E.Z. Yoder, at the Zion Church near Hubbard, Oreg.; April 13, 1943. Sermon by Paul N. Roth. Text, Ps. 17:15. Interment in church cemetery. "And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs I will carry you; I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you." (Isa. 46:4).

Krall - Alice E., daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah (Brubaker) Horst, was born Feb. 18, 1893; died April 7, 1943; aged 70 y. 1 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to Christian Allen Krall who preceded her in death. To this union were born one son and one daughter. She was a member of Krall's congregation, Lebanon Co., for 6 months. She was not able to attend any church services because of ill health. Funeral was held April 11, 1943, at the Iona United Christian Church in charge of Bro. Martin W. Weaver and Bro. Daniel Wert. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Lehman - On April 21, 1943, the life labors of Salina Blosser Lehman came to a peaceful close at the age of 91 y. 3 m. She was a daughter of the late Noah and Mary Blosser and was born on the Old Blosser homestead, Beaner Twp., Jan. 21, 1852. Her lifetime of almost 3 generations carried her though experiences dating back to the time of the Civil War. Due to her exceptional memory and clear mind, she was able to relate many interesting experiences over this long period of time. She spent her entire life in the community of her birth. She was united in marriage Sept. 4, 1879, to Bro. David Lehman who preceded her in death May 1, 1940. In this relation she proved herself a faithful companion and a loyal devoted mother to her children. During the faithful ministry of her husband, she willingly shared the extra burdens and gladly made needed sacrifices so that the work of the Lord and the Church could go on. She united with the Mennonite Church over 61 years ago. She possessed the happy faculty of maintaining a cheerful outlook on life and carried her smile to the very end, even during her sickness which was prolonged and accompanied by pain. There were born to this union 3 sons (Homer H., Columbiana, O.; Clarence E., Goshen, Ind.; Elmer at home) and 3 daughters (Mrs. Lewis (Alma) Kletzly, who died Jan. 28, 1943; Mrs. Arthur (Mamie) Duncan, who died May 5, 1940; Miss Effie, at home). Twelve grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a sister (Susan Blosser), and a brother (Warren Blosser) survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home and Midway Mennonite Church, April 24, 1943, in charge of Bro. A.J. Steiner, assisted by Bro. Paul Yoder. The text she had selected was the same as was used at the funeral of her husband, I Cor. 15:27. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Martin - Anna Mae, daughter of Phares and Anna Burkhart Rutt, deceased, was born Nov. 1, 1922, near Bowmansville, Pa.; died April 14, 1943, at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. On. Nov. 29, 1941, she was married to Martin B. Martin. Soon after their marriage he was called to the C.P.S. camp at Sideling Hill, Wells Tannery, Pa. While there he volunteered as at attendant at the Delaware State Hospital, and Anna Mae took up similar work at the same institution until her health began to fail, and she returned home. All that loving hands could do for her seemed of no avail. The Lord saw fit to call her home. She was a faithful member of the New Holland Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home of her father and at the Weaverland Church conducted by Bro. Mahlon Witmer and Bro. Aaron Weaver. Text, Jas. 4:14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Metzler - Carl Ivan, son of Samuel B. and Phebe (Christophel) Metzler, was born in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., March 6, 1912. He grew to manhood in the community in which he was born and was energetic in all his work. He accepted Chris as his personal Saviour and united with the Salem Mennonite Church on Feb. 1, 1925. He was united in marriage to Anna, daughter of the late Noah and Susan (Loucks) Wenger, on Jan. 1, 1935. To this union were born 2 daughters, Doris Arlene and Genevieve. He was a devoted Christian husband looking well after the material and spiritual needs of his family. He also took an active interest in the work of the Church. He was a Sunday-school teacher, his class serving as pallbearers. He was also a member of the Indian-Michigan Mennonite Mission Board, Sunday-school treasurer, and helped to direct the Young People's Bible Meeting. He will be greatly missed in the home and in the Church where he has given such devoted service. Surviving him besides his companion and 2 daughters are his parents, 2 brothers (Floyd and Titus, Nappanee), one sister (Mrs. Vernon Miller, Middlebury), besides many other relatives and friends. On April 6, he met with an accident in which his team ran away while being hitched to a grain drill dragging him beneath the drill for nearly 40 rods before it finally passed over his body. His injuries received were a broken back and internal injuries which resulted in his death. He went on to be with his Lord on April 8 at two o;clock in the morning at the early age of 31 y. 1 m. 2 d.

Schneck - David A., son of Abraham and Barbara Zuercher Schneck, was born in Sugar Creek Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, April 19, 1858; peacefully passed away at his home in Kidron, Ohio, April 22, 1943, after a long period of illness from complication of diseases and infirmity of age; aged 85 y 3 d. He confessed Christ as his Saviour and was received in to the Sonnenberg Church by baptism March 30, 1877, and later became a charter member of the Kidron Mennonite Church where he remained faithful until he passed to the great beyond. He was united in marriage with Anna Mosser, Dec. 2, 1882. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for over 60 years. To this union was born one daughter who died in infancy. They were foster parents of 2 other daughters, namely Jale Liechty Scott and Martha Warfield Schneck. They both preceded him in death. He was always deeply concerned for the welfare of the Church and served as teacher in the Sunday school for 51 years. He was a good counsellor in the affairs of life. His advice and help were appreciated by many whom he helped over a long period of active service. He leaves to mourn his departure, his loving companion, a foster son (Pvt. Marion Weuthrick, Fort Ord., Calif.), 2 brothers (John, Pandora, O., and Daniel, Canton, O.), a sister, Barbara (Mrs. Peter J. Amstutz, Dalton, O.), a large number of nephews and nieces, and other relatives and friends. A brother (Peter Schneck) and 2 sisters (Maria, Mrs. Jacob Nussbaum, and Elizabeth, Mrs. Philemon Sprunger) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Kidrom Mennonite Church April 26. Services were conducted by Bros. Allen Bixler, Isaac Zuercher, I.J. Buchwalter, and A.J. Steiner. Text, I Cor. 15:27. Burial in church cemetery.

Slabach - Abraham A., son of Abner and Martha (Borntreger) Slabach, was born Aug. 17, 1908, in Lagrange Co., Ind., where he grew to manhood. On March 10, 1932, he was united in marriage to Lena Miller, daughter of John and Martha Miller. To this union were born 5 sons. On June 27, 1937, he united with the Salem Mennonite Church and was a faithful member, attending regularly the services of the church as long as health permitted him. He was afflicted with cancer and his suffering at times was almost beyond human endurance, but he bore it patiently and without complaint but often wished that the Lord would take him home. After a lingering illness he went on to be with his Lord on April 13, 1943, at the age of 34 y. 7 m. 26 d. He was a kind and devoted Christian husband and he manifested a great concern for the spiritual welfare of his family. One son and his father preceded him in death. Surviving him are his devoted companion, 4 sons (Wilbur Leroy, Lloyd LaVerne, Wayne Richard, and Glen Romaine), his mother, stepfather, 3 brothers (Joseph, Goshen; Edward, Shipshewana; Ervi, Topeka) 4 sisters (Mrs. Melvin Miller, Goshen; Mrs. Sam Miller, Shipshewana; Mrs. Ed Lambright and Mrs. Enos Eash, Topeka, Ind.), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of R.F. Yoder, assisted by F.E. Freed and Wilber Yoder. Text, II Sam. 14:4.

Sundheimer - Gary Wade Sundheimer, son of Ralph and Thelma Sundheimer, was born on Sept. 19, 1937, near Walnut Creek, O., and departed this life on April 29, 1943, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Sundheimer, where his family resides; aged 5 y. 7 m. 10 d. He was accidentally killed while he was with his mother and grandfather as they were spraying trees in the orchard. He was caught in the shaft connecting the tractor and sprayer and killed immediately. In Sunday school he took a keen interest in learning God's Word. As only a child, he had learned to pray to his heavenly Father. He had memorized Psalm 23 which was precious to him because of the message it conveyed to him of the Good Shepherd. His parents are resigned to God's will, trusting completely in His assurance that all things work together for the good of them that love the Lord, and they hope that the short life lived by their son will be an inspiration and influence to lead some soul to a closer walk with the Shepherd he loved. He leaves to mourn his early departure his father, mother, a sister Sandra Lee, his paternal grandparents (Mr. & Mrs. Otis Sundheimer), maternal grandmother (Mrs. Paul McKee, Killbuck), one great-grandfather (Daniel W. Hershberger), one great-grandmother (Mrs. Edna Philips, Killbuck), and many other relatives and friends from the home and neighboring communities. Funeral service were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, May 2, 1943, in charge of the home ministers, Bros. Paul B. Miller, Vensus Hershberger, and Alvin Miller. Interment in the church cemetery.
In God's dear home, he is safe, no suffering, tears or care,
And in His time, we'll surely find, our darling Gary , waiting there.

Zehr - Christian Y., son of Joseph and Katie Zehr, was born May 15, 1864, in Ontario, Canada; died at the home of his son, Chris, April 26, 1943; aged 78 y. 11 m. 11 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church, in which he remained a faithful member until death. When a young man, he moved to Thurman, Colo.. where he was united in marriage to Barbara Lichti, Jan, 5, 1893. To this union were born 2 sons, Christian and Aaron, and a daughter, Nancy. He was preceded in death by his companion in 1927, his daughter Nancy in 1837, and his only grandson Dellas in 1930. He with his family moved to Shickley, Nebr., in 1904 where he resided until death. The last 7 years he had been afflicted with heart trouble and dropsy, which he bore very patiently. He leaves to mourn his departure 2 sons (Aaron and Christian, Shickley, Neb.), 2 daugthers-in-law (Linnie and Lydia), and 3 granddaughters (Bernetta, Eunice, and Mary Ellen). He was the last of a family of 14 children to go to his reward. He was of a quiet unassuming nature which won him many friends in the community and among his business associates.
"The lights are gone out in his mansion of clay.
The curtain is drawn, the dweller is away.
The rocker is empty; the glasses laid by,
He has gone to meet the summons on high."

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 8 - May 20, 1943, Page 127


Basinger - Elias Basinger, son of Adam and Anna Garber Basinger, was born near Versailles, Mo., Sept. 17, 1867; passed away April 29, 1943, at his home 2 miles northeast of Kidron, Ohio, following a lingering illness; aged 75 y. 7 m. 12 d. On April 19, 1889, he was baptized and received into the Bethel Mennonite Church near Versailles, Mo. In Jan. 1991 he moved with his family to Wayne County, O., and became affiliated with the Sonnenberg Church and later became a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church, where he remained a faithful member till called to his eternal home. He was married to Elizabeth Baumgartner, Feb. 9, 1893, and lived to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Surviving are his wife Elizabeth, 3 sons and 3 daughters (Sarah, Mrs. Enos Steiner, and Bertha, Dalton, O.; David Wellersville; Amos, Wooster; Walter and Mary at home), 5 sisters and one brother (Caroline, Mrs. Daniel Baumgartner; Miss Fannie Basinger and Christian Basinger, all of Missouri; Martha, Mrs. Joel Lehman, West Liberty, O.), one aunt (Rachel Garber of Missouri), 13 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Six brothers, 3 sisters, and two grandchildren preceded him in death. Bro. Basinger was much concerned for the financial and spiritual welfare of his family. He also expressed a great concern for the welfare of the Church and always took an active interest in the farm as long as heath permitted. A brief service was held at the home Sunday afternoon, May 2, by Bro. Isaac Zuercher, and further services at the Kidron Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Reuben Hofstetter. Text, Psa. 37:23. Interment in the church cemetery.
Silent thoughts bring many a tear, for one we loved and cherished here;
God took him home; it was His will, but in our hearts he liveth still.

Culp - Susanna, daughter of Henry and Susann (Wisler) Culp, was born July 30, 1875; died at her home in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., May 2, 1943; aged 67 y. 9 m. 2 d. On Sept. 12, 1897, she was united in marriage to Charles M. Culp, who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1926. A daughter, Beulah N., preceded her in 1904 at the age of 5 weeks; also 2 grandchildren, Meriam M. Martin in 1932 and Lester Lee Culp in 1937 in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss 5 sons and one daughter, all living in the surrounding communities, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also 3 brothers and 3 sisters survive. In her early life she united with the Old Order Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted by Bishop Joseph Martin and D.A. Yoder at the Yellow Creek Frame Church and burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
"We thank God for such a mother, and the prayers for us you've prayed;
Great and blessed we shall call you, may your precepts be obeyed."

Hahn - Joseph, son of John and Mary Baker Hahn, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 19, 1850. When a young man he came to the vicinity of Wakarusa, Ind., with his parents. He was united in marriage to Susannah Wenger in 1874. To this union were born 5 sons and one daughter. Mrs. Hahn died in 1933 and one son Henry died in 1898. About the year 1935 he was converted and united with the Mennonite Church and became a member of the Holdeman congregation. His one lament the rest of his life was that he put off his salvation until such a late date and that so much of it was spent in the service of the enemy of his soul. After his conversion he had a ringing testimony for his Lord and Saviour. He was confined to an invalid chair for 15 months and the last 6 days became serious. About 10 days ago he commemorated the death of his Lord by partaking of communion. He died on the morning of May 7; aged 92 y. 8 m. 18 d. He leaves to mourn his departure 4 sons and one daughter (Calvin, Charles, Frank, Melvin, and Mrs. Ira (Ida) Null), 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Olive Mennonite Church conducted by Silas Weldy and D.A. Yoder. Burial in adjoining cemetery. The following verse expressed the attitude of our brother as he faced death.
"With Thee, my Lord, with Thee I do not fear
To cross the threshold of the mystic door;
I shall not falter if I find Thee near,
For thou hast paced the portico before.
Let me but feel Thy hand, Thy features see,
I shall emerge in happiness with Thee."

Herr - David E., son of the late Henry and Mary (Eshback) Herr, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 13, 1868; died April 13, 1943; aged 80 y. 3 m. On Feb. 25, 1890, he was united in marriage with Fannie K. Huber. To this union were born 3 daughters and 2 sons. The eldest daughter, Ella, fell asleep in Jesus at the age of 3 years. He lived his entire life on the farm where he was born. For the past 48 years he was a member of the Millersville Mennonite Church. He had been in failing health for 2 years, during which time he slowly grew weaker. He was always of a cheerful disposition and his patience during illness was remarkable. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Hettie, wife of Sanford A. Landis; Fannie, wife of Irvin K. Kreider; David H. and Roy H.; also 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was the last of his family, having lived the allotted fourscore years. Brief services were held at the home, April 16, in charge of Bros. Jacob Hess and Daniel Gish. Further services were held at the Millersville Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Christian K. Lehman and Landis Shertzer. Text, II Cor. 5:1. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery to await the trumpet call to eternal life.
Fallen asleep in Jesus, waiting the coming day,
When at the shout triumphant we shall be caught away.
- The Family.

Horst - William W. Horst, son of Joseph and Lizzie (Weaver) Horst, was born Oct. 19, 1873; died at his home near Blue Ball, Pa., April 2, 1943; aged 69 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church and served as teacher in Sunday school for many years - this being one of the last things he did in this life. He arose in the morning in his usual health and attended Sunday school and church services as usual, after which he was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage. After an illness of 5 days, he passed away to the life beyond. He is greatly missed in the home as husband and father. In 1894 he was united in marriage to Mary R. (Sauder) Horst. To this union were born 10 sons and 4 daughters. Surviving him are his widow and the following children: Ivan, Millway; Aaron, and Ada, wife of Edwin Gehman, Ephrata, R.D.; Milton, Harry, and Charles, East Earl; William, Gap; Mary, wife of Paul Histand, Doylestown; Paul, Abram, and Clara, wife of James Martin, New Holland; Allen, Lititz; and Anna at home. One infant son preceded him in death. He is also survived by 50 grandchildren, 8 grand-children, on brother and 2 sisters (Amos Horst, Ephrata; Mrs. Elam Taylor, Ohio, and Mrs. John R. Weaver, Washington Boro), and the following half-brothers and sisters: Harvey Horst, Mrs. Abram Weaver, Mrs. George Good, Mrs. Frank Peter, Mrs. Paul Ludwig, Mrs. Barbara Kershner, Mrs. John Miller, John Raymond, and Vernon Horst. Funeral services were held from his late home April 6 by Bro. John Burkholder and at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, by Bros. Aaron Weaver and Paul Graybill. Text, Titus 2:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Jesus called him, oh, so sudden, with no time to say good-bye;
Holy angels came and bore thee from this weary world of pain.
- The Family

McAvoy - Mary Simmons McAvoy was born at Roaring Creek, Pendleton Co. W. Va., Oct. 26, 1866; died near Job, W. Va., April 21, 1943, at the home of her son Henry; aged 76 y. 5 m. 25 d. In 1890 she was married to Joseph McAvoy, to which union were born 6 sons. Her husband and 3 sons preceded her in death. She is survived by 3 sons (Henry of Jobl, Simon of Onego, W. Va., and Adam of Broadway, W. Va.) and 4 grandchildren. She was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church a number of years ago, leaving this world with faith in her God. Funeral services were held at the Roaring Church April 23, by Bro. Hiram Weaver, assisted by Bro. Earl Hartzler. Burial in the Yokum Cemetery near South of Seneca, W. Va.

Orendorff - Christian Orendorff, son of Daniel and Catharine (Albright) Orendorff, was born near Spring Bay, Ill., Oct. 22, 1856, and passed away at the home of his son, D.W. Orendorff, Wayland, Ia., April 30, 1943, at the age of 86 y. 6 m. 8 d. He was left motherless at the age of 2 years, and was taken into the home of an only sister, Mrs. Chriss Eigsti. Other members of his family included 3 brothers - Jacob, Daniel and Joseph - all of whom preceded him in death. He was received into the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth by water baptism and remained a faithful member until death. He was united in marriage with Lena Steinman, Sept. 19, 1878. They lived on a farm near Flanagan, Ill. Here their family of 6 children were born; one son Samuel passed away at the age of 2 years. In the spring of 1902 they moved to a farm near Wayland, Ia., in which community he spend the remainder of his life. His quiet and unassuming disposition won for him many friends. He was always much concerned about the welfare of his wife and children. Together he and his wife shared the joys and sorrows of wedded life more than 64 years. Those left to mourn are his wife, 5 children (Daniel W., Wayland, Ia.; Amelia, wife of P.H. Conrad, Peoria, Ill.; Lydia K., wife of P.H. Roth, Wayland, Ia.; John R., Spencer, Ia.; Alice M., wife of E.F. Gingerich, Iowa City, Ia.), 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Sugar Creek Church, conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich and assisted by Bro. Willard Leichty. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past.
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him home to suffer no more."

Shaddinger - Abram G. Shaddinger was born near Fountainville, Pa., Feb. 17, 1901; died Jan. 17, 1943; aged 42 y. 1 m. He came to Fentress, Va., with his parents in 1909. He married Ida Wenger in 1929. To this union were born 2 daughters. He had been a member of the Mennonite church since youth. He was taken seriously ill with the flu during World Ward I, from which he never fully recovered. He was confined to bed almost 2 years with complications. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, his mother, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church near Fentress, Va., on Jan, 20, 1943, by the home ministers. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"He has gone thro' the gate to another land led by the Master's hand,
Where everything is kind and good, where everyone is understood.
So we believe that the One above, has taken him as act of love."
- The Family.

Shaddinger - Wesley Shaddinger was born on Aug. 5, 1866, near Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa.; died Feb. 12, 1943; aged 76 y. 6 m. 7 d. He was married to Katie Gross April 9, 1892. To this union were born 3 sons and one daughter. He had belonged to the Mennonite Church since young manhood. In 1909 the family moved to Fentress, Va. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church near Fentress, Va., on Feb. 15, 1943, by the home ministers. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"There's an open gate at the end of the road, thro' which each must go alone,
And there in a light we cannot see, our Fathers claims His own."
- The Family.

Shelton - David Tuley, son of Thomas and Burl (Offiner) Shelton, grandson of Tuley and Amanda Offiner, was born July 13, 1923, and died May 4, 1943; aged 10 y. 10 m. 21 d. His mother died when he was 11 months and 10 days old, leaving him to the care of his mother's parents with whom he grew to manhood. His father died May 17, 1933. David became afflicted with tuberculosis about 3 years ago. This disease finally overcame him and brought him to an untimely death. In his last weeks at home he professed faith in the Saviour and passed away with the hope of meeting his mother in glory. He leaves sorrowing grandparents (Tuley and Amanda Offiner, Franklin, Mo.), uncles (John, Emmettt, and Woodrow Offiner), and aunt (Ruth Offiner Broyles), a number of great-uncles, great-aunts, and cousins besides friends who he has made during his life. His early call from this life is a reminder to us that all need to remember their Creator early in life and prepare for the eternal home. Funeral services were conducted at the Meister Funeral Home, Boonville ,Mo., May 6, by J.R. Shank, assisted in song by Bro. Biddle of Franklin, Mo., and others. Text, Num. 10:29. Burial in the Ivy Cemetery near Gravois Mills, Mo.

Shetler - Jacob, eldest son of John and Kathryn (Kinsinger) Shetler, was born in Johnson Co., Ia., Sept. 7, 1870; died April 21, 1943, at the home of his daughter, Anna Marie, Mrs. Floyd Steckley, near Bay Port, Mich.; aged 72 y. 7 m. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Guengerich, Nov. 25, 1898. She preceded him in death 8 months ago. To this union were born 4 sons and 7 daughters. Four daughters (Leona and Josephine, wife of Joe Maust, and two died in infancy), his father, mother, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters preceded him in death. The following children mourn his departure: Lydia, Mrs. David Albrecht; Katie, Mrs. Emanuel Albrecht; Marion and Jacob, Pigeon, Mich.; Clarence and Ezra, of Pasadena, Calif.; Anna Marie, Mrs. Floyd Steckley, Bay Port, Mich. Twenty-one grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Edward Kalona, Ia.; Lew, Pasadena, Calif.; Dora, Mrs. Howard Skinner, West Chester, Ia.; Mrs. Magdalene Nicola; Mrs. Marie Van Doren and Aaron, Wellman, Ia.), and a host of relatives and friends also survive. He accepted Christ and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Johnson Co., Ia., at the age of 21 and continued faithful until death. His kind and patient disposition has always been an inspiration to us. His passing away broke up our home, but we feel that our loss was his gain. His death came after a lingering illness of dropsy and outward nervousness. He read the entire Bible through a number of times during his declining years. After the death of his companion, he spent 7 months with his daughter, Katie, who tenderly cared for and comforted him in his lonely hours. He continually expressed his longing to go home. The last 3 weeks and 5 days, he spent at the home of his youngest daughter, Anna Marie. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Earl Maust (text, II Cor. 5:1-10), and at the Pigeon River Church by Raymond Byler and M.A. Zehr. Text, John 14.
"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past.
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him home to suffer no more."

Weimer - Elizabeth R. Weimer, daughter of Rev. Peter and Kathryn (Hurst) Risser, was born Feb. 14, 1849, at Elizabethtown, Pa., died May 7, 1943, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Uebelhart, Canton, O.; aged 94 y. 2 m. 23 d. In early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, in which she remained a faithful member until the end. She had also been the oldest member, in age and service, of the Canton congregation. Her life was spent in the interests of her family and the Church, always manifesting a willingness to do what she could, and doing it with a wholehearted service. On May 30, 1878, she was united in marriage to Henry R. Weimer, who preceded her in death, August 1, 1934. To this union were born 7 children, one of whom preceded her decease, Mrs. Frances Roose. She is survived by the following: three daughters (Mrs. Lillian Uebelhart and Mrs. Mayme Goeler, Canton, O., and Mrs. Iva Heron, Chicago), 3 sons (Lybrand and Otto, Canton; and Henry H. Weimer, Dalton), 4 sisters (Miss Mary Risser, engaged in missionary work in New York City; Mrs. Emma Oberholzer and Mrs. Kate Epler, Elizabethtown, Pa., and Mrs. Frances Hostetler, Annville, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. In 1883 the family moved from Pennsylvania to Akron, O. After a short residence there they moved to Dalton, and 10 years later to Canton, O., where she resided until her death. While she had been in failing death due to the infirmities of old age during the last few years, loving hands and hearts ministered to her to make her last days comfortable and encompassed with joy. On Sunday evening, preceding her death, she fell and fractured a limb which soon brought a full and sweet life to its close on the following Friday morning when she peacefully and victoriously left this world for her home in heaven. Funeral services were conducted at the Spriker Funeral Home and the Canton Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. O.N. Johns and J.J. Hostetler.

Yoder - Peter B. Yoder, the oldest of a family of 9 children of Henry B. and Elizabeth Bixler Yoder, was born Sept. 17, 1855, near Clay City, Ind., died at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Smeltzer, near Wakarusa, Ind., May 1, 1943; aged 87 y. 7 m. 14 d. Before he was a year old, his parents moved to Mahoning Co., O. When he was 10 years old, he moved with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind. They lived one mile south of Wakarusa for 2 years. Then they located on the Yoder homestead one mile west of Wakarusa. He was married to Mary Fretz of Nappanee, Ind., on Sept. 25, 1881. To this union were born 3 sons (William, David A., and John; William died in infancy). His wife died Feb. 24, 1886. On July 19, 1888 he married Emma Huber of Ft. Jennings, O. To this union were born 6 sons and 2 daughters (Harvey, Jacob, Anna, George, Forest, Clarence, Mary and Huber). Jacob and Anna died in infancy and George on Feb. 1, 1922. His wife, Emma, died on Oct. 20, 1926. He leaves 6 sons, one daughter, 27 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Abraham and Anthony B., Wakarusa). He with his first wife united with the Mennonite Church at Holdeman. On March 13, 1943, he was stricken with paralysis. While on his deathbed, he expressed the desire that he could depart to be with his Lord and that his family would meet him there. Funeral services were held May 3 by home minister at Olive Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 9 - May 27, 1943, Page 182, 183


Baer - Ella Kenner Baer, daughter of George S. and Eliza Strite Keener, was born near Cearfoos, Md., Jan. 3, 1884; died at her home near Hagerstown, Md., April 5, 1943; aged 59 y. 3 m. 2 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was a faithful member until death. On Aug. 18, 1907, she was united in marriage to Henry M. Baer. To this union were born 5 sons, 2 of whom preceded her in death. Two years ago she was miraculously healed after the doctor said that she could not live more than 2 days. Several months ago she started to fail in health and gradually kept growing weaker until Jesus called her home. She manifested great concern for her family and gladly cared for her father for 18 years in the home. Death for her has been gain, translation and promotion; but her passing has left us pain. We bow in loving submission to His will trusting someday to be with Him and our loved ones, who have gone before. Surviving are her sorrowing husband, 3 sons (Norman, Lehman and Russell), and 7 grandchildren. Her aged father, sister, and 3 brothers also survive. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. J.F. Grove and J.R. Mumaw. Text, II Cor. 4:13, 5:9.
"Mother, mother, name most sweet
Heaven guide my weary feet
Home, where Mother is."

Burkhart - Hanna Eby Burkhart, a daughter of Elias and Rachel (Shantz) Eby, was born in Floradale, Ont., on April 13, 1867; died May 10, 1943, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Musselman, near Elmira, Ont.; aged 76 y. 27 d. On Oct. 2, 1887, she was united in marriage to Enoch Burkhart, Floradale, who preceded her in death by 3 years. After several years residence at Bridgeport and Floradale, they moved to a farm in Wellington, Co., where they resided 42 years, and in the spring of 1933 they retired from active farming and lived at the home of their daughter. They were the parents of fourteen children, 9 of whom are still living: Ella (Mrs. I.R. Martin) Edson, Alt.; Herbert (deceased); Edwin (deceased); Ida (deceased); Clarence, Guernsey, Sask.; Irvin, Goshen, Ind.; Emerson, Kitchener; Lloyd, Kitchener; Irene (deceased); Florence (Mrs. Mervin Shantz) Alma; Gladys (Mrs. Abner Musselman) Elmira; Mabel (Mrs. Zenas Gressman) New Hamburg; Elmer (deceased); Gordon, Kitchener. There are 36 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. The deceased enjoyed comparatively good health all the time, but lived only one day after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday noon. A short time after marriage, both she and her husband united with the Floradale Mennonite Church, at which place they remained lifelong members. Funeral services were held on May 13 at the Floradale Mennonite Church, interment in the North Woolwich Cemetery, Bros. Oliver D. Snider and Reuben Detwiler officiating.
The following lines are taken from one of her favorite songs and represent the faith to which her life was a constant witness:
"I believe the promises of God; I can trust His never-failing Word;
When earthly hopes shall fail or hosts of sin assail.
I rest upon the promises of God."

Erb - John G. Erb, son of John M. and Fianna (Gerber) Erb, was born near Mount Joy, Pa., Sept. 16, 1879; died April 2, 1943, at the Saint Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., after 4 days' illness; aged 63 y. 6 m. 17 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. The surviving brothers and sisters are Milton G., Minnie G., Ella G., Howard G., Mount Joy, R.I.; Jacob G., Columbia, R.I.; Bertha,G., wife of John Habecker, Philadelphia, Pa. Funeral was held April 5 at Nissley Funeral Home at Mount Joy, Pa., with Bros. Amos Hess, Henry Lutz, and Henry Garber officiating. Text, Isa. 40:6-8. Interment in Kraybill's Cemetery.

Garrett - Benjamin F. Lewis, born Oct. 5, 1869; died April 17, 1943; aged 73 y. He died at his home in Pinesburg, Md., of paralysis. He was been a faithful member of the Pinesburg Mennonite Church for the past 12 years. He had been farming at his home in Pinesburg for the past 38 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary Martha (Boppe), and the following children: Mrs. Bessie Smoot, Romney, W. Va.; Walter H. Garrett, Pinesburg; Mrs. Sherman Taylor, Wilson; Mr. John Lewis, Williamsport; Mrs. Raymond Swain, Sharpsberg; Mrs. Carroll Stouffer, Halfway; Mr. James Lewis, Wilson; and Mrs. Monroe Martin, Pinesburg; also 26 grandchildren survive. The following brother and sisters survive: Mr. John Lewis, Security; Mrs. Maggie Clark, and Mrs. Katie Bowers, both of Hagerstown. Funeral services were held at the home and the Pinesburg Mennonite Church by Bros. John Risser, Moses K. Horst, and Samuel Eby. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church.
"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.

Gascho - Ezra, son of John and Mattie (Roth) Gascho, was born near Tavistock, Ont., May 16, 1896; died at his home in Pigeon, Mich., May 11, 1943; aged 47 y. less 5 d. On Aug. 28, 1924, he was united in marriage to Mary Miller. To this union 2 sons, Ivan and Nelson, were born. He leaves to mourn his departure his bereaved companion, 2 sons, his father and mother of Pigeon, 2 brothers (Nick, Pigeon, and Eli, Wabash, Ind.), 4 sisters (Lydia, wife of Jacob Swartzendruber, Pigeon; Annie, wife of William Neuhauser, Bay Port; Sarah, widow of the late Noah Gingerich, Baden, Ont.; and Barbara, wife of Christian Wagler, Shakespeare, Ont.), and many other friends and relatives. His health had been failing for a number of years. He attended church services twice on Sunday, two days prior to his death. He fell peacefully asleep in his Saviour, whom he accepted in his youth, at which time he became a member of the Pigeon River congregation. Funeral was held at the Pigeon River Church, May 14. Raymond Byler held services at the house, Bishop M.S. Zehr read the obituary, made some remarks, and led in prayer. Earl Maust and Emanuel Swartzendruber preached. Texts, Phil. 1:20-26; Ps. 30:5. The remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery.
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him home to suffer no more;
Passing out of earth's shadows into infinite day,
Why do we call it dying? This beautiful going away.

Gingerich - Volina Geneva (Driver) Gingerich was born in Moniteau Co., Mo., Nov. 25, 1886, the oldest child of Frank and Barbara (Loganbill) Driver; died suddenly while out in the garden May 5, 1943; aged 56 y. 6 m. 10 d. In her youth, she found Christ as her personal Saviour, uniting with the Mount Zion congregation of the Mennonite Church near Versailles, Mo. She took an active part in the work of the Church as much as she was able, bringing up her children in the fear of the Lord. She received a common school education in Morgan Co., Mo., then after a year at Goshen College, Goshen, Ind., included a term of summer normal, she taught school for several years in her native state. She was united in marriage to Joseph C. Gingerich, Nov. 6, 1910, at her parents home by her grandfather, Daniel F. Driver. They started housekeeping on her aunt's farm near Versailles, Mo Then for 4 years they lived in Camden Co., Mo. In the spring of 1917, they were called to Wolford, N.D., to take charge of a newly organized congregation there. In the fall of 1922 the family moved to Becker Co., Minn., and since the fall of 1926 have lived on their present homestead. Ten children were born into this home: Harold, Raymond, Wash.; Gordon, Baudette, Minn.; Margaret (Mrs. E.L. Kauffman), Cheraw, Colo.; Pauline (Mrs. Alvin Rogie), Hubbard, Oreg.; Gladys (deceased); Daniel (deceased); Ruby, Portland, Oreg.; Hazel, Stella and Dorothy at home. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 6 brothers and sisters: Millie (Mrs. Amos Ramer), Oliver, Roy, Rose (Mrs. E.E. Swartzendruber), Mary (Mrs. Dan Raber), and Lloyd. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. J.M. Kreider, E.G. Hochstetler, L.A. Kauffman, and E.D. Hershberger. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Mother, dear, rest on; your struggles and labors are o'er.
But the faith and courage you gendered shall abide in our hearts evermore.
The Family.

Heishman - Jesse B. Heishman, Harrisonburg, Va., was born near Wardensville, W. Va., Dec. 26, 1885. On Sept. 12, 1915, he was united in marriage to Minnie F. Brunk, Edom, Va. Two daughters were born to this union: Nancy K., at home, and Jessie Mae, deceased. There was one foster son Melvyn. Besides his wife and aged mother, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: A.B. and Iva Heishman, Harrisonburg; Will and E.J. Heishman, Wardensville, W.Va.; Russell Heishman, Smithsville, Md.; Henry Reishman, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Will Rudolph, Ruiggold, Md.; and Mrs. M.W. Kline, Harrisonburg. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and died in this faith at the age of 57 y. 2 m. 21 d. Death resulted from a heart attack; he died alone Friday morning, March 19, 1943. Funeral services were conducted from the Lindale Mennonite Church March 21, by Bros. J.L. Stauffer, John Mumaw, and S.A. Shank.

Kuhns - Donna Jean, youngest child of Glen and Tillie (Birk) Kuhns, was born May 19, 1939; died April 21, 1943; aged 3 y. 11 m. 2 d. Her death was accidental, the wheels of a truck passing over her killing her almost instantly. She is survived and mourned by her parents; 5 sisters: Mildred, Thelma, Nadine, Louise, and Ruth; one brother Harvey (all at home with their parents), and two grandfathers: Henry Kuhns, Wellman, Ia., and Amos Birky, Thurman, Colo. who also were present at the funeral. The funeral was largely attended, many from the Thurman congregation being there, almost the entire home congregation and many neighbors and friends. The untimely death of this dear young child is a loss keenly felt and mourned by the family, the many relatives and friends. We miss her so, but rejoice that she is in the hands of the One who said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me." The services were held at the Swans' Funeral Home in Colorado Springs, April 24. Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery. Bro. L.C. Miller was in charge assisted by Bro. C.G. Ringler. Text, Mark 10:14.
"We miss our darling, budding flower; we miss her tears and laughter!
We know she now dwells with the Saviour, where we shall dwell hereafter."

Lantz - Michael Lantz was born in Williams Co., near West Unity, O., January 5, 1856; died at his home in Pettisville, O., April 26, 1943, at the age of 87 y. 3 m. 21 d. He was the last survivor of a family of 15 children. In his younger years he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he lived and died. On Jan. 15, 1899, he was united in marriage to Mary Schultz near Stuttgart, Ark., where they lived until the death of his companion in 1910, when he with his family of 5 sons and 3 daughters moved to Fulton Co., O. He was blessed with good health until the last few years when heart trouble developed which caused much distress at times and finally resulted in death. There remain to mourn his departure his 5 sons and 3 daughters: Daniel and Ida, Pettisville, who lived at home with their father; William and Ray, Archbold; Ella, Mrs. Raymond Somers, and Edward of Wauseon; Chauncey, Courtland, N.Y.; and Rosa, Mrs. Hiram Mininger, Madison, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, many nephews and nieces as well as a host of other relatives and friends also survive. His companion and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral was held at the home by Bro. Henry Wyse and at Central Mennonite Church by Bros. Walter Stuckey and E.B. Frey. Text, Ps. 90:12.

Marquardt - Marie Charlotte Marquardt, the daughter of Anna and Charles Marquardt, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 1, 1903. Her father preceded her in death in 1909, and her mother in 1910. As a child of 6, she went to live with an aunt, Mrs. Fred Marquardt. At 7 she became a charge of the Childrens' Aid Society of New York City. She came to Iowa with a number of other children about 1914 and lived for a time in the Hugh Anderson home near Des Moines. In January, 1916, at the age of 12, she came to the W.T. McLaughlin home southeast of Manson where she attended school and grew up as Marie McLaughlin. At the age of 22 she went to the Ray Sutter home, where she lived the remaining years of her life, except for 4 years, which she spent with her sister in Brooklyn, N.Y. In November, 1936, she changed her allegiance from the Methodist Church to the Mennonite Church. Marie lived a quiet, gentle Christian life, rich in loving service to others, and had hosts of loving friends. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Hellenschmidt, Brooklyn, N.Y., and a cousin, Mrs. H.H. Mulch, Long Island, N.Y. Brief services were held at the William's Funeral Home, followed by services at the Manson Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Nicholas Stoltzfus. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Schrock - Joseph, son of Christian and Elizabeth Schrock, was born in Alsace-Lorraine, May 17, 1852; peacefully fell asleep at his home near Albany, Oreg.; May 6, 1943, following a very brief illness; aged 90 y. 11 m. 19 d. At the age of 3 years he emigrated to this country with his parents, and grew to manhood near Roanoke, Ill. In 1887 he was married to Lizzie Bachman and later moved to Manitou, Colo., where they lived for several years, moving from there to Thurman, Colo., where his companion preceded him in death. This union was blessed with one daughter, Lena, who died in infancy. On Dec. 3, 1893, at Thurman, Colo., he was united in marriage to Bella Yordy, who survives him. He is also survived by one brother, John at Rantoul, Ill., and the following children: David, Tangent; Emma, wife of William Reeser, Albany; Elmer, Lebabnon; Anna, wife of Edward Roth, Albany; Fannie, La Junta, Colo.; Melvin, Albany; Lt. Raymond, Camp Roberts, Cal.; and Leroy, Albany. There also remain 33 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death, Joseph in 1920 and William in 1941, as also did 9 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Kate Birky and Mrs. Lena Haverstine), and one brother Christian C. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth, and remained a faithful witness "unto the end." In 1898 he was ordained deacon for the congregation at Thurman, Colo. He served in this capacity until 1897 when he was ordained to the ministry at the same place. In March 1906 he moved with his family to Shickley, Neb., and in Oct. 1909 to Albany, Oreg., where the family has since resided. Father took an active part in the church and assisted in the work of her ministry almost until the end. He was exceptionally well for one his age, and his place in the Lord's house was seldom vacant. It was his privilege to partake of the sacred emblems of the communion Easter Sunday, less than 2 weeks before he went to be with the Lord. At the time of his death he was a member of the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church, of Harrisburg, Oreg. Funeral services were held at the Albany Fairview Church on Monday afternoon, conducted by Bishop John Yoder of the Harrisburg congregation, assisted by fellow ministers of both churches. Text, II Tim. 4:6, 7, 8.

Weaver - Abraham C. Weaver, son of Christian and Susan Keim Weaver, was born Oct. 2, 1851; died May 2, 1943; aged 91 y. 7 m. He was married to Mary Ann Stutzman in 1873. Together they united with the Weaver Mennonite Church near Johnstown, Pa., 73 years ago, remaining faithful until death. His wife preceded him in death. He is survived by 9 children, 59 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Mennonite Church by Hiram Wingard, Sanford G. Shetler, and Harry Y. Shetler. Interment in the Richland Cemetery adjoining the church.

Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia

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