Burkholder.-Chester M., son of Anna Martin) Burkholder and the late Elam Burkholder, was born Feb. 19, 1910; met sudden death at the Ivan Martin's stone quarry, East Earl Twp., near Terre Hill, while at work unloading a large dump truck on Sept. 4, 1944; aged 34 y. 6 m. 16 d. He was found pinned beneath the overturned truck at the bottom of a twenty-foot pile of sand. He was a member of the Springville Mennonite Church. On Feb. 19, 1933, he was married to Nora S. Burkholder. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his sorrowing companion, 4 sons (Walter, Delmas, Chester, Jr., Vernon), his mother, 5 sisters and 8 brothers (Lydia-Mrs. John Rutt, Ephrata, Pa.; Edna-Mrs. John Martin, Stevens, Pa.; Jennie-Mrs. Paul Witmer, Royerstown, Pa.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Harold Litzenberger, Allentown, Pa.; Anna, at home; Clayton, Paul, Elmer, Lester, Ephrata, Pa.; Raymond and Clarence, Myerstown, Pa.; Elam, New Holland, Pa.; and Eli, at home), besides many other relatives and friends. We cannot understand why he was called away, but we submit to God who knows best. Funeral services were held Sept. 7 at the home by Menno Weaver, and at the Springville Church by Joseph Hostetter and Amos Martin. Text, Mark 13:34. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Dunlop.-Howard J. Dunlap was born Jan. 21, 1860; died Nov. 4, 1944; aged 84 y. 9 m. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Ella A. Miller, who died about eighteen years ago. He leaves 4 daughters (Mrs. Bessie Hevnor and Laura, both of Lancaster, Pa.; Edna, wife of John Werline, Philadelphia; and Ida, wife of Walter Heiner, York Co., Pa), and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was received into the North End Mennonite Church (formerly Dillerville) in 1935, and attended services when health permitted. Although he was a man of few words, we have evidence that he loved the Lord, and he will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the North End Mennonite Church, in charge of David Mosemann. Interment was made in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
Eby.-Jacob Martin Eby, son of Bro. and Sister Isaac Eby, was born Oct. 5, 1867; died Sept. 18, 1944; aged 76 y. 11 m. 13 d. He was married in October 1890 to Ida Shank, who survives him. To this union were born the following children (all deceased): Mark, Jacob, Irvin and seven infants. The following children who were given a home and loving parents' care survive: Mrs. Fannie Kreider, Wadsworth, Ohio; Mrs. Gertrude Bradley, Glendale, Calif.; William A. Eby, Norfolk, Va. Bro. Eby was a member of the Deep Creek congregation, near Fentress, Va., where he was a regular attendant. Death occurred at the home of Daniel Martin, Waynesboro, Va., where he and his wife had gone to spend the week end with cousins. He was stricken with a heart attack on Sunday night, at which time he said to those present, "This is the end," and with a prayer on his lips, he passed peacefully away. He was laid to rest at Reiff's Church, Hagerstown, Md., by the side of his little ones. Funeral services were conducted by Amos and William Martin.
Lefever.-Kathryn K., daughter of Catherine and the late Jno. P. Burkholder, was born at Big Spring, Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 7, 1904; died Nov. 4, 1944; aged 39 y. 11 m. 27 d. On Sept. 15, 1927, she was united in marriage to Elam D. Lefever. She and her husband took into their home Betty Eshleman, an orphan child, before she was three years of age and mothered and fathered her until her present age of eleven years. In her early teens she united with the Mennonite Church and was interested in the religious and benevolent activities. She was of a kind and loving disposition and left a satisfactory testimony of her faith in her Redeemer; therefore we sorrow not as those without hope. She is survived by her husband and foster daughter, her mother, and the following brothers and sisters: Rena, Lancaster Co., Pa.; Carrie, wife of Pre. Eli Sauder, Bareville, Pa.; Paul K., Bareville; Elizabeth, Lancaster; and Titus, Willow Street, Pa. Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 7 at the house and at Mellingers Church by Harry Lefever, David Landis, and Elmer Martin. Texts, Rev. 7:9-17; Rom. 8:18. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Martin.-Harold B., son of John F. and Edna Burkholder Martin, was born near Schoeneck, Pa., July 2, 1943; died in the Reading, Pa., hospital, June 26, 1944; aged 11 m. 24 d. He was a very healthy child until six weeks before his death, when he had measles. All was done that loving hands could do to restore his health, but to no avail. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 5 brothers (Weaver, Lester, Elvin, John, Jr., and Amos), 2 sisters (Nora and Arlene), his parental grandparents (Amos H. and Katie Martin, Lititz, Pa), and his maternal grandmother (Anna M. Burkholder, New Holland, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the home and at the Meadow Valley Church, in charge of Joseph Hostetter and Joseph Weaver. Text, Luke 18:16. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.-George W., son of the late Dan and Theresa Sprohl Miller, was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, April 13, 1865; died at his home in Smithville, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1944; aged 79 y. 6 m. 27 d. At the age of 21 he was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. Upon moving to Wayne County in 1918, he transferred his membership to the Oak Grove congregation. He was united in marriage to Martha Troyer of Shanesville, Ohio, on Christmas Day, 1887. The Lord graciously allowed them to travel life's pathway together for almost 57 years. To this union were born, one of whom (Vesta-Mrs. Frank Syler) died in 1936. He is survived by his widow, 9 children (Verna-Ms. Wm. Garrett, Canton, Ohio; Lloyd G., Dresden, Ohio; John G., Hudson, Ohio; Chauncey, Barberton, Ohio; Raymond G., Smithville, Ohio; Wade and Daniel, Wooster, Ohio; Seth, Alliance, Ohio; and Mary-Mrs. Glenn Burkholder, Barberton, Ohio), 39 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. In 1911 he lost an arm in the corn shredder. In 1929 it became necessary to amputate a leg because of gangrene. These two operations, together with great suffering since then, caused him many hours of physical agony. Funeral services were held at the home and the Oak Grove Mennonite Church Nov. 13, conducted by J. S. Gerig and Wm. G. Detweiler. Text, Heb. 4:9. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Smetter.-Emma Elizabeth Smetter was born Feb. 4, 1899, near Goehner, Nebr.; died at her home near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Nov. 7, 1944; aged 45 y. 8 m. 3 d. She united with the West Fairview Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful for a number of years, but later broke her covenant with Christ and the church. Several weeks before her death she renewed her covenant and died in the faith. Her death was due to cancer, which struck quick and hard, but she bore her suffering patiently to the end. She leaves to mourn her departure 5 brothers (Ervin, at home; Edward, Goehner; William and Joseph of Beaver Crossing; and Alvin, overseas), 5 sisters (Mary, Elsie, and Ella, at home; Katie Houder of Goehner; and Maggie Martin of Hopedale, Ill.), and her fiancé (Clyde F. Harvey, overseas), besides many other relatives and friends. Her father, mother, and one brother (Elmer) preceded her in death.
Smucker.-Milo J., son of Bishop Jonathan and Salome Smucker, was born in Noble Co., Ind., Aug. 1, 1869; died suddenly Nov. 14, 1944, at his home in Smithville, Ohio; aged 75 y. 3 m. 13 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at an early age and remained a faithful consistent member until the end. On Sept. 2, 1890, he was united in marriage to Malinda Burkholder of Wayne County, Ohio, which has been their home for the past 54 years. To this union were born 7 children, three of whom died at a tender age, and Clarence passed away in 1931. He leaves to mourn his departure a devoted wife (who has been sick in bed for some time), 2 sons (Alvin, Buda, Ill.; and Raymond, Washington, Ill.), 2 daughters (Erma Harrison and Iva, of Smithville), 2 brothers (Frank, Tiskilwa, Ill.; and Jesse, Goshen, Ind.), one sister (Mrs. Ida Eigsti, Tiskilwa, Ill.), 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was very much interested in and devoted to his church (the Oak Grove congregation) and to his family. On Sept. 2, 1940, when he and his companion celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, his cup was full to overflowing. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Oak Grove Church Nov. 17, conducted by J. S. Gerig and Wm. G. Detweiler. Text, 11 Cor. 5:8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Zimmerly. .-Edwin P., son of Peter and Maryann Zimmerly, was born June 1, 1890; passed away Nov. 15, 19444, at Fair Oaks Villa, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; aged 54 y. 5 m. 1 d. He suffered from pneumonia, followed by a heart attack. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, remaining faithful till death. During his life he suffered much, but bore it all patiently. On June 10, 1920, he was united in marriage to Mary Bixler. He leaves to mourn his departure, his sorrowing wife, 9 children (Lester, Flint, Mich.; Ida-Mrs. Denver Welty, Apple Creek, Ohio; Bessie, Lydia, Daniel, David, Lillie, James, and Silas Ray, at home), one brother (John, Dalton, Ohio), 2 sisters (Elizabeth-Mrs. Otto Kamp, Orrville, Ohio; and Melinda, of Dalton), one uncle, 3 aunts, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter (Ruth), his parents, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services were held Nov. 18, at the home by Jacob Neuenschwander and at the church by Louis Amstutz and Jacob Neuenschwander. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Blosser.-Daniel Aldine Blosser was born Jan. 30 1863; passed away at his late home near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 10, 1944; aged 81 y. 9 m. 10 d. He was one of a family of nine children born to Peter and Maglalene Rhodes Blosser, only two of whom survive him; the oldest, Samuel H., of Dayton, Va., and the youngest, Rudolph P., of North Lima, Ohio. On July 11, 1886, he was united in marriage with Mary C. Showalter, daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Shank Showalter, of near Broadway, Va. She was called home March 3, 1927, since which time his daughter Marie shared the home with him. Four daughters and three sons were born to this union; Mrs. J. Early Suter, Mrs. Elmer R. Brunk, Mrs. Homer R. Suter, Marie S., Daniel J., Michael O., and Mahlon L., all living near Harrisonburg, Va. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. One great-grandchild preceded him. He became ill and entered Rockingham Memorial Hospital on May 19, where he was a patient for ten weeks. He was then removed to his home, where all that was possible was done for his comfort by his family and nurses. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about sixty years and enjoyed the happy privilege of seeing all of his children and grandchildren unite with the church of his choice. He took great interest in the work of the church, and was always ready to contribute, not only in a material way, but served as Sunday-school superintendent and teacher, and also as church chorister for many years. Although educational opportunities for him as a young man were rather limited, he was much interested in the education of the youth of the church today. He took an active interest in the growth and development of Eastern Mennonite School, serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for almost twenty-five years. Much time and energy as well as material aid were given that the School might serve the best interests of the church. He was remarkably active up to the time of his illness. He enjoyed the simple Christian way of living, having spent much of his life on the farm. After retiring he still took great interest in his work about the home and maintained his mental facilities to a remarkable degree until the last. In all his affliction he was a patient sufferer, looking to the Lord for grace and comfort as he waited the time when he could depart to be with his Lord. Services at the home were conducted by J. L. Stauffer and at Weaver's Church by Chester K. Lehman and S. H. Rhodes. Text, Ps. 57:1. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Brubacher.-Noah M., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John E. Brubacher, was born near Waterloo., Ont., Aug. 9, 1866; died from a heart attack at St. Mary's Hospital. Nov. 24, 1944; aged 78 y. 3 m. 15 d. One sister, Harriet Brubacher, of Kitchener, Ont., survives. He united with the Mennonite Church some years ago and was a regular attendant. Funeral services were held at the Erb St. Mennonite Church, Waterloo, in charge of C. F. Derstine and J. B. Martin.
Burkhart.-Mary Ann, daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Ann Burkhart, was born Jan. 23, 1884, near Columbus Grove, Ohio; departed this life Nov. 21, 1944; aged 60 y. 9 m. 29 d. In early life she gave her heart to Christ and united with the Zion Mennonite Church near Bluffton, Ohio. Later she transferred her membership to the Salem Mennonite Church at Elida, Ohio, of which congregation she remained a faithful member until her death. During the greatest part of her life she made her home at Pandora, Ohio, with her mother, and faithfully cared for her during several years of her last illness. After her mother's death, she lived with her sister, Mrs. George Lehman. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death. She is survived by 4 sisters (Mrs. Harry Roth, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Anna Basinger, Columbus Grove; Mrs. George Lehman, Pandora; and Mrs. J. B. Smith, Elida) and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Mission Church in Pandora Nov. 24, in charge of S. E. Allgyer, West Liberty, Ohio, and Rev. Mitchell, pastor of the church.
Christner.-William, son of Jacob and Mary Christner, was born Sept. 28, 1909, near Elkton, Mich.; died Sept. 28, 1944, following a severe injury of which he never gained consciousness at the hospital in Rensselaer, Ind. He accepted Christ in youth and united with the A. M. Church. He leaves a bright testimony for the Saviour. He went to Medaryville, Ind., C.P.S. Camp, on June 10, 1942. On Dec. 29, 1941, he was united in marriage to Mary Bellar of Auburn, Ind. To this union was born one son, Donald William, aged 19 mo., who survives to mourn his early departure. He also leaves his sorrowing parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters (Jess, Pigeon,; Alvin, Elkton; Ervin, Pinnebog; Louis, Kent, Ohio; Mrs. Lloyd Piehl, Detroit; Mrs. Vernon Swartzendruber, Tavistock, Ont.; Marion, Margaret and Dorothy, at home), besides many other relatives and friends. Two sisters and one brother died in infancy.
Farr.-Jacob S., son of Isaac and Susan Zwick Farr, was born in Grant Co., Ind., Dec. 23, 1861; died Nov. 17, 1944, at the Methodist Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; aged 82 y. 10 m. 24 d. In 1885 he was married to Nancy Seslar, who preceded him in death April, 1915. This union was blessed with 4 children: Charles, Ft. Wayne; Nora, Mendon, Ohio; Delmar, Ligonier, Ind.; and Homer, Ossian, Ind. On Oct. 23, 1920, he was married to Emma Clark, who passed away in May, 1938. During the illness of his wife in the spring of 1938, he confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, but ill health kept him from attending services regularly.
Givler.-William Givler was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 23, 1877; passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., July 24, 1944; aged 67 y. 5 m. 1 d. He was a member of the Erisman Mennonite Church. On Oct. 8, 1889, he was united in marriage to Emma Buch, who survives him. He is also survived by one son (Norman, Manheim, Pa.) and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Erisman Mennonite Church, in charge of Homer Bomberger and Martin Metzler. Interment was made in the Hernley Cemetery.
Habecker.-Amos C., son of the late Joseph and Esther Charles Habecker, was born Feb. 19, 1873; passed away Nov. 8, 1944, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 71 y. 6 m. 8 d. He was united in marriage Nov. 12, 1907, to Barbara M. Bender, who survives him together with one son (Jacob), 2 grandchildren and four brothers (John, Washington Boro; Pre. Jacob, Mountville; Charles, Donerville; and Harry, Millersville). One son (Allen), one brother (Christian), and one sister (Elizabeth) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Habecker's Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 at the home by John K. Charles, and at the Habecker's Church by Bishop Christian Lehman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hamrick.-Elizabeth Jane, daughter of the late A. Jackson and Elizabeth (Pennington) Summerfield, was born May 8, 1870; died Nov. 17, 1944; aged 74 y. 6 m. 9 d. At the early age of 13 she became a Christian and a member of the Dunkard Church, but she spent her last years in the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member when she died. On March 20, 1895, she became the bride of Patrick F. Hamrick. She was the mother of 7 children. In December 1941 she became afflicted with gangrene in one foot. In March 1843 her foot was removed, but she never recovered. She suffered much the last three years of her life. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons (John Rice, Roscoe and Eli), 5 grandchildren, and one brother (Jacob Summerfield).
Moser.-Kate (Roggie) Moser, daughter of the late Jacob and Kathryn Zehr Roggie, was born near Belfort, N.Y., July 17, 1865; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at her home near Kirschnerville, N.Y., Nov. 7, 1944, after a short illness of bronchial pneumonia; aged 79 y. 3 m. 21 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church until called to her heavenly home. On Oct. 22, 1885, she was united in marriage to Philip Moser, who preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1939. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters: Katie-wife of the late Chris B. Yousey, John, Joseph, Jacob, Martha-wife of Chris Zehr, Christina-wife of Emanuel Lehman, Veronica, Menno, and Philip. One son (Philip) and one granddaughter preceded her in death. She is survived by 8 children, 35 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. She was a very kind and devoted mother. We humbly submit to Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at her home by J. J. Zehr (text, John 5), and at The Croghan A.M. Church by Lloyd Boshart and Allen Gingerich. Texts, 11 Cor. 1:1-10; 11 Tim. 4:6-8. Burial was made in the Kirschnerville Cemetery.
Pletcher.-Amasa J., son of Henry and Anna Weaver Pletcher, was born Feb. 18, 1884; died from a heart ailment at his home, east of Goshen, Ind., Nov. 14, 1944; aged 60 y. 8 m. 26 d. He accepted Christ in his youth and became a member of the Rock Run Church of the Brethren, later uniting with the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. In 1906 he was united in marriage to Maud Hershberger, who survives him. He also leaves 6 children (Wayne, Elkhart, Ind.; Ralph, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Walter, Frieda, Martha, and Ruth, at home), one sister (Mrs. Mable Coffman of Goshen), and one granddaughter (Judith Diane Pletcher). Her father, mother, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at the home and the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, in charge of Samuel S. Miller and O. S. Hostetter. Burial was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Riser.-Veronica (Fannie) Ernst was born at Wellesley, Ont., Nov. 7, 1862; passed away Nov. 19, 1944, at the home of her adopted son, Frank Riser, near Friend, Nebr., where she had made her home and was cared for the past two years; aged 82 y. 12 d. In her youth she was baptized and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained until death. On Dec. 3, 1882, she was united in marriage to David Riser, and in the year 1886 moved from Canada to Holt Co., Nebr., where they lived till 1916, when they moved to Milford, Nebr. This union was blessed with 2 sons and one daughter, all dying in childhood. Her husband also preceded her in death in 1936. She leaves her adopted son, 3 granddaughters (Mrs. John George and Mrs. Al Spadt of Lincoln, Nebr.; and Mrs. Elmer Huber of Richmond, Va.), one grandson (Francis Riser, somewhere in England), 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Roseler of Boulder, Colo.; and Mrs. Susan Kubichek of O'Neill, Nebr.), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Nov. 22, at the Milford A.M. Church, in charge of W. A. Eicher. Text, Job 14:14. Interment was made in the Milford A.M. Cemetery.
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Frey.-James Barry, son of J. Mowery and Mary Irene Peifer Frey, was born Nov. 6, 1944, and departed this life Nov. 13, in the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital. We would like have to kept him, but God saw best to take him to Himself. He is survived by one brother (Jay Mowery, Jr.), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Christian K. Peifer, and Mrs. Martha Frey). Private services were held at the Erisman Cemetery Nov. 15, in charge of Jacob Harnish. Text, Mark 10:13,14; Ps. 27.
Gingrich.-Moses Gingrich was born near Floradale, Ont., Jan. 20, 1877; died Nov. 7, 1944; aged 67 y. 9 m. 17 d. In 1907 he was married to Phyanna Kinsie, who predeceased him three months after marriage. At the age of nineteen he was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Old Order Mennonite Church. Some years later he transferred his membership to the Mennonite Church, in which he died as a faithful member. He spent the greater part of his life in the Canadian West and in the States. The last six years, he suffered from paralysis. During these years he was tenderly cared for in the home of his brother Enos, near Floradale, Ont., excepting the last ten months of his life, which he spent as a guest at the Braeside Home, Preston, Ont., at which place he died. Funeral services were held at the home of Enos Gingrich, with Addison Gingrich in charge, and at the North Woolwich Mennonite Church by Oliver D. Snider and Reuben Dettwiler.
King.-Larry Dale, son of Lawrence and Berneda (Short) King, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, June 28, 1944; passed away Nov. 26, 1944; after an illness of only a few days of pneumonia; aged 4 m. 28 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his sorrowing parents, his parental grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Simon King), his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Short), one great-grandmother (Mrs. Ben Short), 6 uncles, and 3 aunts, all of this vicinity, besides a host of other relatives and friends. His sudden passing was a shock to all. Larry's stay was short, but his memory will always remain in our hearts. We find comfort in knowing that our loss is heaven's gain. We bow in humble submission to our heavenly Father and say "Thy will, not ours, be done." Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at the home, in charge of Olen Nofziger, and at the Clinton Mennonite Church by E. B. Frey, D. L. Sommers, and Walter Stuckey. Text, Rev. 21:4; 22:3-5. Interment was made in Pettisville Cemetery.
Kurtz.-Mattie A., daughter of the late Jacob and Sara (Kauffman) Zook was born May 30, 1865; died Nov. 9, 1944; aged 79 y. 5 m. 10 d. Although her health had been failing for several years she was confined to her bed for only ten days, and then peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Maple Grove Amish Mennonite Church of New Wilmington, Pa. Her entire life was spent in this community. On Nov. 16, 1904, she was united in marriage to Jonathan H. Kurtz, who survives her. To this union were born 3 children: Erma and Howard Vernon, who preceded her in death, and Mrs. Clarence A. Kauffman. Two foster children were also reared in this home. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren (Albert and Jean) 2 sisters (Mrs. Fanny Byler, Thomas, Okla.; and Mrs. John H. Miller, Volant, Pa.), and 2 brothers (C. E. Zook, Mercer, Pa.; and E. J. Zook, New Wilmington, Pa.), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Nov. 12 at the home by Roy Kauffman, and at the Maple Grove Church by E. B. Peachey. Texts, Rev. 2:7; John 14:2, 3. Interment was made in the Amish Cemetery.
Miller.-Naomi, daughter of Peter J. and Emma (Wertz) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, June 11, 1893; passed away Nov. 21, 1944; aged 51 y. 5 m. 10 d. In October, 1909, she, with a group of fifteen girls, united with the Lower Creek Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member, being the third one of the class to be called by death. At the age of two she received an injury which left her more or less of a cripple all her life. Although she never enjoyed the best of health, she was in her usual condition until about two weeks before her death, when she showed signs of a heart ailment. While she was physically handicapped for duties about the home, she enjoyed reading her Bible and attending church services. After the death of her parents in 1926, she remained in the same home with her two sisters (Lydia-Mrs. M. J. Troyer and Ruth), who keenly mourn her death. There also remain 4 half sisters (Mrs. J. L. Hershberger, Mrs. W. F. Gingerich, Joel Reber, and Mrs. Arthur Yoder, all of this community) and 3 half brothers (George, Midland, Mich.; Jacob, Kalona, Iowa; and Noah, Iowa City, Iowa), besides many other relatives and friends. One half sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Church Nov. 24, in charge of J. Y. Swartzendruber and D. D. Miller.
Oyer.-Ellen Rose, daughter of Walter R. and Elizabeth (Yoder) Oyer was born at Champaign, Ill., March 5, 1944; passed away Nov. 25, 1944; aged 8 m. 20 d. She is survived by her father, one brother (Richard Duane), 2 sisters (Marilyn Joyce and Wilma Jean), her twin aunts (who endeavored in the best possible way to fill the place of her mother, who passed away on the day of her birth), her grandparents (Mrs. Lucy Yoder, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Oyer) and a host of other relatives. One grandfather also preceded her in death. Her death came very unexpectedly as a result of intestinal flu. By her cheerful disposition she won her way into our hearts. Although we hoped this little one would live to brighten our home we humbly submit to the Lord and thank Him for permitting us to have her even a short time. Funeral services were conducted at the East Bend Mennonite Church Nov. 27, in charge of Harold Zehr and J. A. Heiser. Interment was made in the East Bend Mennonite Cemetery.
Rock.-Mary Alice Moats, widow of Samuel E. Rock, was born at Fairview, Pa., Aug. 15, 1868; died at her home in Ponds., Pa., Aug. 15, 1944; aged 75 y. 3 m. 4 d. She lived in Pond Bank for nearly fifty years and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for thirty-four years. She is survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters (Charles, Mrs. Irvin Hardsock, Fred J., Clarence, and Roy N., all of Pond Bank; and Mrs. Harry Looney, Idaho Falls, Idaho), 32 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed, for when she was able, she went about doing good. She lived a quiet, unassuming, and humble life. Just a week before her death she was present and participated in the communion service. She was always faithful and loyal to the church of her choice, and will be greatly missed in the community and in the church. Funeral services were conducted from the home of her son Fred and at the Mennonite Church by Harvey E. Shank and C. V. Martin. Text, 1 Sam. 20:18b. Interment was made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery neat Mont Alto.
Sommer.-Christian W., son of John and Anna (Smith) Sommer, was born near Metamora, Ill., May 4, 1867; died at Miami, Fla., Nov. 22, 1944; aged 77 y. 6 m. 18 d. He moved to the vicinity of Dewey, Ill., in 1893, where he lived until 1936, when he moved to Fisher, Ill. On Sept. 24, 1896, he was married to Frieda Carle. To this union were born 8 sons and 5 daughters: Henry, of Fisher; William, Champaign, Ill.; Eliza Tabor, Miami, Fla.; Joseph, Paxton, Ill.; Carrie Studer, of Fisher; Benjamin (in military service); Samuel, Dewey, Ill; Andrew, Gibson City, Ill.; Mary Clark, Fostoria, Ohio; Emma Butts, Hampshire, Ill.; Carl, of Fisher; and Esther Barton, Elburn, Ill. One son (Lester) died at the age of seven. His wife preceded him in death Feb. 2, 1939. Other surviving relatives include 26 grandchildren, 2 brothers (George and Joe, both of Metamora, Ill.), and 2 sisters (Elizabeth Massanari, of Fisher, and Bena Darr, Urbana, Ill.). Three sisters and 4 brothers passed on into eternity before him. He had been spending the past few winters with his daughter Eliza in Florida. He had just gone with her again for the winter but became ill en route and passed away about ten days later. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until the Lord called him home. He was a man of strong convictions and had a keen interest in the welfare of his family and his church. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at the East Bend Mennonite Church near Fisher, Ill., in charge of Henry Schertz, Harold Zehr, and Dr. G. D. Troyer. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
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Bean.-Anna Williams Bean was born Oct. 7, 1865; passed away at her late residence, Creamery, Pa., Nov. 9, 1944; aged 79 y. 1 m. 2 d. She was the youngest and last survivor of a family of seven children born to Isaac and Susannah Williams Kolb. On June 4, 1887, she was united in marriage to Warren G. Bean, and tried to fill her place as a minister's wife for forty-seven years and a bishop's wife for thirty-four years. Two sons and 4 daughters were born to this union: William K., Norristown, Pa.; Elizabeth-wife of John B. Guntz, Royersford, Pa.; Roscoe, Lindenwold, N.J.; Sara and Mary, at home; and Martha-wife of Willoughby Moyer, Souderton, Pa. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was in poor health for a number of years, suffering from kidney trouble, which developed into a heart condition and hardening of the arteries. She suffered several strokes the past year. The final progressive stroke caused her to be bedfast for one week. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Skippack, Pa., for fifty-seven years. Although she desired to go home, she tried in her weakness to await her call patiently. Many times she prayed for grace, mercy, and strength. Funeral services were conducted at the home by H. M. Johnson, J. Leatherman, and J. Mack, and at the Skippack Church by Jacob Clemens, John Lapp, and Amos Kolb. Text, Ps. 127:2. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Beck.-Simon H., son of Samuel and Elizabeth Beck, was born in Henry Co., Ohio, Feb. 11, 1883; peacefully passed away at his home in Cedarville, Ind., Nov. 28, 1944; aged 61 y. 9 m. 17 d. On Feb. 19, 1903, he was united in marriage to Caroline Yoder. Four children were born to this union: Eldina, wife of Max Heller, who passed away July 7, 1940; Virgil, of Cedarville; Fern Eicher, Archbold, Ohio; and Dale, Pettisville, Ohio. His father and mother also preceded him in death. He leaves his sorrowing companion, 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Emanuel, Auburn, Ind.; Eddie, Archbold, Ohio; and Ervin, Pettisville, Ohio), 3 sisters (Sarah Schrock, Archbold, Ohio; Rosie Greiser and Clara Nofziger, Wauseon, Ohio), and a host of other relatives and friends. He was converted in the year 1902 and united with the Mennonite Church at Archbold, Ohio, In November, 1903, he and his companion moved to Allen Co, Ind., residing in this community for thirty-seven years. He transferred his membership to the Leo Mennonite Church and served as Sunday-school teacher, Sunday-school superintendent, and chorister for many years. He was the first one to teach a Sunday-school class in the English language in the old church. On Oct. 3, 1926, he was ordained to the office of deacon to serve the Leo Mennonite congregation. In this office he faithfully served until his sudden sickness. On Feb. 26, 1944, he suffered a heart attack which led to complications. All was done for him that could be done, but God saw fit to take him home. We humbly submit and say, "Thy will be done." Funeral services were conducted at the home by P. A. Heller, and at the Leo Church by P. R. Lantz, S. J. Miller, and Oscar Hostetler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Bethard.-Nellie Bethard was born near Kansas City, Kans., April 17, 1868; passed away at St. Margaret's Hospital, Kansas City, Nov. 20, 1944; aged 76 y. 7 m. 3 d. She was married to Harvey Bethard, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. To this union 5 children were born, two of whom preceded her in death. Besides her 3 children, she is survived by 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters. In the spring of 1943 she transferred her membership from the Baptist Church of Turner, Kans., to the Mennonite Gospel Mission, Kansas City, remaining faithful until death. She will be missed by friends and loved ones, but we rejoice that her sufferings are past. Funeral services were conducted by R. P. Horst and T. Schrock. Interment was made in the Shawnee Cemetery.
Burckhart.-Emma Catherine, daughter of Samuel L. and Mary (Horst) Weaver was born near North Lawrence, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1871; departed this life at her home near Dalton, Ohio, Nov. 27, 1944; aged 73 y. 3 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to David Burckhart Nov. 24, 1892. To this union were born five children were born, four of whom died in infancy. She leaves her sorrowing companion one daughter (Rhoda-wife of Ray Horst), 4 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Amelia Eschliman, Orrville, Ohio), and one brother (Jesse E. Weaver, near Dalton, Ohio). She united with the Mennonite Church in young womanhood and remained faithful until death. She was a devoted companion and a loving mother. During her illness she was fully resigned to the Lord's will but expressed a sincere desire to go home. Inasmuch as it has pleased her Maker to fulfill her desire, we submissively say, "Thy will be done."
Hershberger.-Lucretia (Miller) Hershberger, oldest daughter of Pete J. and Catherine (Brenneman) Miller, was born in Washington Co., Iowa, Dec. 2, 1872; passed away at her home in Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 6, 1944; aged 72 y. 4 d. At the age of six, she moved with her parents to McPherson Co., Kans., where her mother at the age of thirty-five passed away. She being the oldest child, yet only thirteen, became more or less responsible for the mother's place in the home. In 1892 the family returned to this community, and she has resided here since. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death, always manifesting a deep concern in the spiritual welfare of the church and especially in her children and grandchildren. On Dec. 7, 1893, she was united in marriage with J. L. Hershberger. To this union five children were born: Amy (Mrs. Enos Steckly), Nancy (Mrs. Dan M. Yoder), and Paul, all of this community, and Homer and Esther at home. Besides the above mentioned children, she leaves to mourn her death, her bereft husband, 12 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. W. F. Gingerich, Mrs. Joel D. Reber, and Mrs. Arthur Yoder), 3 brothers (George, Jacob, and Noah), and 2 half sisters (Mrs. J. Troyer and Ruth Miller), besides many other relatives and friends. Two sisters and one half sister preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, she was afflicted with a paralytic stroke which left her speechless and practically helpless, although with a limited use of her left hand she would often point heavenward, which doubtless was her way expressing her desire to go to her long home. Funeral services were held Dec. 8, at the home by D. J. Fisher, and at the Lower Deer Creek Church by J. Y. Swartzendruber and D. D. Miller. Text, 11 Cor. 5:1.
Kauffman.-Paul Amos, son of Amos and Ella Kauffman, was born in Kent Co., Mich., July 30, 1904; died near his home in Pleasant Valley, Mich., Nov. 23, 1944; aged 40 y. 3 m. 24 d. Death came as the result of an accidental discharge of a shotgun through the chest, causing instant death. On Feb. 25, 1927, he was united in marriage to Mima Sommers of Miami Co., Ind. To this union were born: Orton, Verlin, Mary, Iva, Dana, Virginia, Esta, Loren, and Rozella, all at home. He was preceded in death by his father, who died thirty-one years ago. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his companion and the nine children, his mother and stepfather (Mr. and Mrs. John Overholt, Clarksville, Mich.), 3 brothers (Norman, Alto, Mich.; Niles, Goshen, Ind.; Glenn, Alto, Mich.), one sister (Mrs. Ruth Christophel, of Clarksville), one half brother (Homer Overholt, of Clarksville), one stepbrother (George Overholt, of Clarksville), and one stepsister (Mrs. E. C. Emerick, Grand Rapids, Mich.). In his early youth he gave his heart to the Lord and united with the Bowne Mennonite Church, being an active and faithful member. He served as Sunday-school superintendent for a number of years, and for the past seventeen years was secretary on the board of trustees. His place was seldom vacant during church services. He gave his last public testimony in young people's meeting the Sunday evening before his death. He experienced real happiness in life by serving his Lord in the church and in the home. He had a great concern for the welfare of his family and will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father. A few hours before his death he gathered his family around the breakfast table, and they all joined in singing the song, "Lead Me, Saviour." He will be greatly missed in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were held at the Bowne Church, conducted by T. E. Schrock and Daniel Zook. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Leaman.-Annie E., daughter of the late Peter J. and Martha B. Landis, and widow of Joseph L. Leaman, was born July 27, 1858; died Oct. 6, 1944, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. John Dickinson, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 86 y. 2 m. 11 d. She had been ill with heart trouble for two months and was in bed the last two weeks. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for sixty-six years and was loved by all who knew her. Besides her granddaughter, she is survived by one sister (Mrs. Mary A. Rohrer, Smoketown, Pa.), and one brother (Harry B. Landis, of Lancaster). Funeral services were held Oct. 8 at the Mellinger Church by David L. Landis. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin.-Grace H., daughter of Jacob E. and Martha B. (Horst) Martin, was born Dec. 17, 1930, near Reid, Md.; departed this life at her home near Maugansville, Md., Dec. 2, 1944; aged 13 y. 11 m. 15 d. She was afflicted with infantile paralysis for over three years, which left her a cripple. At the age of three twelve she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized. She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and had a smile for everyone. She was conscious to the end and expressed her desire to be at rest. She leaves to mourn her departure, her parents, 3 sisters (Anna May, Doris, and Fannie, at home), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Lesher Horst, and Mr. and Mrs. Noah H. Martin), and her great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Eshleman). Funeral services were held at the home and the Paradise Church, conducted by Moses K. Horst and Amos J. Martin. Texts, 11 Kings 4:26; 11 Sam. 12:18, 23. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Moiser.-Christian Henry, son of Levi and Charlotte Mosier, was born in Van Wert Co., Ohio, Aug. 4, 1854; passed away Dec. 5, 1944; aged 90 y. 4 m. 1 d. On Aug. 20, 1874, he was united in marriage to Sarah E. Brenneman. To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters. His wife, 2 daughters (Elizabeth and Ida), and one son (Cless) preceded him in death. There remain to mourn his departure, one brother (J. O. Moiser, Van Wert, Ohio), one half sister (Mae Bradley, Grandview, Wash.), one son (John, Bremen, Ohio), 2 daughters (Ella, wife of David Miller, and Dora, wife of Gabriel Brunk, both of Elida, Ohio), 21 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. He, with his companion, united with the Mennonite Church in 1880 and remained in the faith until death. He enjoyed exceptionally good health throughout his life, being sick only about two weeks before his death. Funeral services were held in the home of his daughter (Ella Miller), in charge of Elmer E. Yoder, and in the Pike Mennonite Church, in charge of Gabriel Brunk and his brother (J. O. Moiser, a minister in the Evangelical Church), according to his own arrangements.
Moyer.-Mary, daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Martin Horst, was born Nov. 4, 1880; died suddenly at her home near Newport News, Va., Dec. 4, 1944; aged 64 y. 1 m. On Nov. 16, 1913, she was united in marriage to Henry Shelly, who passed away Sept. 4, 1935. On March 3, 1937, she was married to Henry Moyer, who survives her. She is also survived by one daughter (Ruth-wife of Wilmer Good, of near Newport News), 5 stepchildren, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Martin L., and Abraham, of near Hagerstown, Md.), and 7 sisters (Amanda Hege and Fanny Horst, of near Hagerstown; Katie Lehman, of near Harrisonburg, Va.; Leah Stover, of near Lebanon, Pa.; Lydia Spangler and Elizabeth Mellinger, New Holland, Pa.; and Maria Martin, Terre Hill, Pa.). She united with Reiff's Mennonite Church, Washington Co., Md., in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. She will be missed in the home and in the church. Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Mennonite Church Dec. 7, in charge of George R. Brunk and Truman H. Brunk. Texts, Mark 14:8; 11 Tim. 4:6-8. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth.-Fannie, daughter of the late Chris and Mary (Jantzi) Kennel, was born July 25, 1890, near O'Neill, Nebr.; passed to her eternal reward at the K. W. Hospital, Kitchener, Ont.; June 26, 1944; aged 53 y. 11 m. 1 d. For several years she suffered from am inward goiter. In 1910 she was married to Chris Roth. This union was blessed with ten children. She is survived by her husband, 5 sons, and 5 daughters (Clarence and Elmer, Britton, Ont.; Irma-Mrs. Clayton Schultz, Poole, Ont.; Viola-Mrs. Abner Leis, Wellesley, Ont.; Mildred, Gladys, Clayton, Lester, Marjorie, and Mervin at home), 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Annie-Mrs. C. O. Jantzi, Baden, Ont.; Mattie-Mrs. Joe Kauffman, Havelock, Iowa.; and Ida-Mrs. Wesley Stutzman, Milford, Nebr.), one brother (Daniel Kennel, Huron, S. Dak.), and a stepmother. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. Funeral services were held in her late home June 29 by Chris Brunk, and at the Poole A.M. Church by Chris Schultz and Moses H. Roth. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Sarver.-Joseph B., son of George and Maria (Rock) Sarver, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 30, 1860; died Oct. 4, 1944, near White Cloud, Mich.; aged 84 y. 1 m. 4 d. On Aug. 27, 1882, he was married to Fannie Miller, who passed away June 9, 1927. Five children were born to this union: Amanda, at home; Harvey, Howard City, Mich.; Rosa Davidhizer, Clarksville, Mich.; Bertha Miller, White Cloud, Mich.; and Melvin, Caledonia, Mich. On March 31, 1929, he was united in marriage to Emma Rauch, who survives him, with 4 stepsons and the afore-mentioned children. In the spring of 1944, he fell on the ice and broke his hip. As a result he was bedfast for seven months. A few days before his death, pneumonia developed. He was a member of the White Cloud Mennonite Church.
Yoder.-Ezra Mahlon, son of Moses and Barbara (Kauffman) Yoder, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 26, 1872; died near Midland, Mich.; Nov. 28, 1944; aged 72 y. 2 d. Father had been in failing health for the past year, being bedfast the last ten days, during which time he suffered much pain, but bore it all patiently. At the time of his death he was a member of the Midland Mennonite Church. He was married to Susan Miller, near Inman, Kans., Dec. 13, 1897. He leaves to mourn his departure, his companion, 2 daughters and 5 sons (Ernest, of Hope, Mich.; Myrtle-Mrs. George Yoder, Clarence, Harvey, Reuben, Chester, Mildred-Mrs. Russel Moore, all of Midland, 23 grandchildren, one brother (Martin, of Harper, Kans.), one stepbrother of Oregon, and a host of other relatives and friends. One son, one grandson, father, mother, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held in the home and in the Midland Mennonite Church, in charge of F. F. Bontrager and J. K. Zook. Burial was made in the Poseyville Cemetery.
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Erb.-Malinda, daughter of the late Martin and Mary Snyder, was born in Waterloo, Ont., April 11, 1879; died at the General Hospital, Didsbury, Alta.; Dec. 9, 1944; aged 65 y. 8 m. 29 d. In 1905 she was united in marriage to Anson K. Erb. They left Ontario for the west in 1908, and spent their lives together on their farm west of Carstairs, Alta., until the passing of Bro. Erb in April, 1944. She leaves to mourn her departure, 2 daughters (Florence-Mrs. Willis Yoder, and Stella-Mrs. Willard Hartzler), 5 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Allen, Urias, Noah, Milton, and Irvin), and 2 sisters (Alina-Mrs. George Shirk, and Hannah-Mrs. Nelson Shuert). Her passing will be keenly felt by her many friends, and especially by the sisters of the sewing circle, for she took an active part in that work. Funeral services were held at the home by Isaac Miller, and at the West Zion Church by H. J. Harder and Abraham Reist. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershey.-John K., son of the late Elias and Ann Kreider Hershey, was born near Paradise, Pa., Sept. 21, 1866; died at the Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital, after a four days' illness of uremia and pneumonia; aged 78 y. 1 m. 7 d. In 1895 he was united in marriage to Mary Hershey, who departed this life nine years ago. Two daughters (Anne and Rhoda) also preceded him in death. He is survived by 2 daughters (Ruth, wife of Willis H. Hershey, Paradise; and Mary, at home) and 4 sons (John W., Downingtown, Pa.; Lloyd E., Honeybrook, Pa.; Paul M., Gordonville, Pa.; and George K., Lancaster, Pa.). In his early life he became a member of the Mennonite Church and was a faithful contender of the faith till death. Since Mother's death, he traveled all over the neighborhood selling honey. He will be greatly missed, especially in the home. Funeral services were held Nov. 1, at the home by Martin Hershey, and at the Paradise Mennonite Church by Parke Book. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery, where the service was in charge of Abram Martin.
Jones.-William T., son of William D. and Minnie N. Jones, was born Nov. 7, 1878, at Peshtigo, Wis.; passed away Sept. 14, 1944, at Detroit, Mich.; aged 65 y. 10 m. 7 d. His death was due to a fall from a scaffold while at work. On Nov. 3, 1935, he was baptized and became a member of the Mennonite Church in Detroit. On May 20, 1908, he was married to Lucy Groenke of Racine, Wis. Besides his loving companion, 4 sisters and 2 brothers survive; Mrs. Martha Trent, Seat Pleasant, Md.; Mrs. Gertrude Hasset, Hartford, Mich.; Mrs. Rachel Ward, Joliet, Ill.; Mrs. Florence Hutchins, Mauston, Wis.; Clarence Jones, Mauston, Wis.; and Frank Jones, Chicago, Ill. Funeral services were held from the Northropp Funeral Home Sept. 16, in charge of Frank B. Raber. Interment was made in the Grandlawn Cemetery.
Mast.-Emanuel, son of Benuel and Sarah (Stoltzfus) Mast, was born near Morgantown, Pa., April 4, 1872; passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 4, 1944; aged 72 y. 7 m. In 1902 he had his right arm amputated while shredding corn fodder. He united with the Millwood A.M. Church in 1890 and remained a faithful member. When Sunday school was first introduced in the congregation, he became a strong supporter. Later, he was one of the founders of Coatesville Mission, and also of a rural Sunday school, organized at Harmony Hall (near Honey Brook), of which he was superintendent. On Dec. 29, 1892, he was married to Anna Blank, who survives him. He also leaves 5 sons (Ernest, of Lancaster; Elam, and Omer, Parkesburg, Pa.; Paul, Kinzers, Pa.; and Marvin, on the home place), 3 daughters (Lina-wife of Chris R. Miller, Pomeroy, Pa.; Lizzie-wife of Elam Smoker, of Parkersburg, Pa.; and Naomi-wife of Elam G. Stoltzfus, Atglen, Pa.), 29 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one brother (Isaac), his stepmother (Mrs. Rachel Spotts Mast), and one half sister (Mary-wife of Charles Dice, Cochranville, Pa.). His mother preceded him in death when he was four years old, also one sister (Mrs. David Hooley). He was a kind and loving father, and was always concerned about the spiritual welfare of his children. The last few weeks of his life he was anxious to be relieved of his suffering. Funeral services were held at the house by Isaac Kennel, and at the Millwood Church by J. M. Stoltzfus and J. S. Mast. Text, Phil. 4. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery, the service being in charge of John A. Kennel.
Shoemaker.-Rose, daughter of Christopher and Margaret Bixler Mayer, pioneer settlers of Florence Twp., Ill., was born March 17, 1861; passed away Dec. 16, 1944, at the Bowen Convalescent Home in Orangeville, Ill., following an extended illness; aged 63 y. 8 m. 29 d. On Feb. 18, 1886, he was united in marriage with George Edward Shoemaker. They made their home in Lancaster Twp., where Mrs. Shoemaker still resided. Her husband passed away four years ago. Four children were born to this union, two of whom survive: Florence-Mrs. Joseph O. Hutchinson, and Ruth, both of Lancaster. She also leaves 2 grandchildren (Mrs. Carl T. Lycan and Leland Hutchinson) and one sister (Mrs. William Ploeger, Charles City, Iowa). She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held in the Freeport, Ill., Mennonite Church, in charge of A. H. Leaman and Howard J. Zehr.
Torrance.-Mary (Conrad) Torrance, daughter of Christian and Barbara (Earnest) Torrance Conrad, was born in Washington Co., Iowa, Feb. 26, 1857; passed away at the Washington County Hospital, Dec. 2, 1944; aged 87 y. 9 m. 6 d. She grew to womanhood in the home community and united with the Eicher Mennonite Church. About the year 1900 she went to Tacoma, Wash., and was married to David Torrance. No children were born to this union. After about four years of married life, her husband passed away. Some thirty years later she returned to her native community and lived with near relatives until three years ago, when she went to live with Mrs. W. F. Leppert, Washington, Iowa. Her health began to fail about nine months ago. She is survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Judith Wittwer, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and Lydia Schindler, Edwardsville, Ill.), one brother (Isaac Conrad, who lives on the old Conrad homestead near Wayland, Iowa), and 15 nieces and nephews, besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held from the Stacy Funeral Home in Wayland, Dec. 4, conducted by Simon Gingerich. Interment was made in the Sommers Cemetery.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana