Augsburger- Adolph Augsberger was born in Butler Co.,. On, March 3, 1868; died at Houston, Texas, March 25, 1944; aged 76 y, 22d. He was married to Matilda Stoltzfus of Concord, Tenn; Feb 12. 1901. His wife preceded him in death about 3 years ago. They had lived in Tuleta, Tex.,. the last several years and were active members in the Presbyterian Church. The funeral was held at the Walker Funeral Home, Beeville Tex,. March 27, in charge of R.C. Mc Curdy and RS. Hallman. The remains were laid to rest in the Glenwood Cemetery, Beeville Tex.
Birky- Barbara C. Birky, daughter of Nicholas and Katie Martin was born near Hopedale, Ill., Dec 25, 1855; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Stutzman, April 15, 1944; aged 88y, 3m, 20d, She accepted Christ in her youth and became a member of the Mennonite Church and lived a faithful life to the end. On Feb 21, 1878, she was married to Andrew Birky, who preceded her in death in 1940. She leaves her 8 children all of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Katie Stutzman, Mrs. Mary Stutzman, Mrs. Ida Stutzman, and Mrs. Lydia Miller all of Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. Fannie Stutzman, Mrs. Barbara Stutzman, Tofield Alta. Nicholas, Albany Oreg; and Reuben, Hebron, Ind. Her 3 sisters are; Mrs. Mary Burky, Creston, Mont; Mrs. Katie Stoltzfus, Manson, Ia.; and also 39 grandchildren and 74 great-grandchildren. One brother, Joseph, and 3 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a devoted companion and a loving mother, who was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of her family. Hers was a life of unselfish sacrificial service for those about her. Her quiet daily walk with her Savior was one of inspiration d example. Grandma enjoyed good health until a few weeks ago she had the misfortune of breaking her hip Her intense suffering was born patiently. Funeral services were held April 17, in East Fairview Church in charge of Bros. J. M. Zimmerman and Era Wroth. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Briggs-John Briggs was born Nov 21.1939, died
April 21 1944;aged 4y. 5m. He was the foster son of Clarence and
Marv (Kuhns) Hummer. Little John had gone with his father to
for feed. On the way home, the door jarred partly open. When he
reached quickly to close it, the door opened and he fell to the
road, striking his head against a rock which fractured his skull.
He died instantly. He was a bright little boy, greatly loved by
his foster parents. He will be missed in his home. He liked to
go to Sunday school and to sing the little songs. In addition
to his foster parents, he is survived by a foster sister, Orlena
Hummer, at home. Funeral services were conducted at the Sellers
Funeral Home, Chambersburg, Pa. On Sunday afternoon., April 23,
by Bros. Harold Hunsecker and Harvey E. Shank. Text, II Kings
4:26. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the Chambersburg
What are they doing in heaven, today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away.
And peace abounds like a river, they say;
Oh, what are they doing there now?
Buckwalter-John Buckwalter, son of Jacob and Anna Hartman Buckwalter, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Sept 19, 1849;departed this life at this home northeast of Dalton, O,. April 13, 1944; aged 94y. 6m,. 24d. At the age of 6 months, he, with his parents and brother and sisters, moved to Wayne Co,. O.,. on the farm now owned by Emma Heatwole and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mast. This trip was made in a covered wagon. On this farm he grew to manhood, and it had been his home the remainder of his life. The home last occupied was built on a part of the farm. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Horst, Jan 26, 1871. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and one son Benjamin who was instantly killed in a farm accident at the age of 17. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth April 28, 1930. He was the youngest and last surviving member of a prominent and highly respected family of 8 sons and 2 daughters, of which he lived to be the oldest. He is survived by 22 nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. A niece, Emma Heatwole, has been in this home 48 years of her life, and ministered to him faithfully during the declining years of his life. For more that 72 years he was a faithful and active member of the Mennonite Church, especially interested in the welfare of the church. He was a wise counselor, always ready and willing to serve. His home has always been a favorite p lace for visitors. His smile and cheery greeting will never be forgotten by the folks who had the privilege of associating with him. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon, April 16, by Bro. David Wiener at the home ( text Job 7:1-11) and at the Martins Church near Orrville, O., by Bro. Moses Horst, who read I Cor. 15:12-26. for the opening, followed by Bro. Abram Good who preached the sermon. Text. Job 5:26.
Burckhart- Ira K. Burckhart, son of Andrew and Frances (Kreider) Burckhart, was born in Medina Co,. On, Jan 26. 1915;passed to his eternal home on March 18, 1944, shortly after a passenger train struck the truck which he was driving; aged 29 y,. 1m., 22d. At the age of 13, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, and was baptized and received as a member into the Martins Mennonite Church where he remained faithful until the time of his death. On Dec 9, 1939, he was united in marriage, to Twila Weldy, Nappanee, Ind. To this union were born 2 children, Carl Dean, who died in infancy, and Larry Lee. He leaves to mourn his departure his bereaved companion one son, his living parents, one brother ( Leroy, Massillon, O.) 4 sisters ( Esther, wife of Melvin Rohrer, Dalton, O; Elsie, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Anna Mae and Irene at home) also a host of relatives and friends. He was a loving husband and father in the home. He took an active interest in the work of the church and was regarded as man of noble character in the community.. Funeral services were conducted at the Martins Mennonite Church near Dalton, by Bro. Stanford Mumaw, the home pastor and Bro. Homer M North, Nappanee, Ind. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Calvert-Kenneth Frank Calvert, only son of Frank and Mildred ( Jutzi) Calvert, passed away at St.Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont,. on Saturday afternoon, April 15, 1944. He was born in Kitchener on Nov. 12, 1940; died at the age of 3y 6m 3d. Besides his sorrowing parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jutzi of Kitchener, and Mr and Mrs John Calvert also of Ktchener. He is also survived by 2 great- grandmothers, Mrs, Elizabeth Jutzi of Wilmot Centre, and Mrs Barbara Kennel of Crosshill. Kenneth was greatly loved by his parents and friends, and will be keenly missed. Funeral and burial were at the First Mennonite Church in charge of Bro C.F. Derstine. Theme "Transplanted Buds"
Ebersole-Bro. Samuel M. Ebersole, aged 79 y 11 m 14 d;died Tuesday, April 11, at the home of his daughter, Mrs Daniel Rhoads, East Petersburg, Pa; of a heart ailment after an illness of a few days. He is survived by 2 daughters ( Mrs Daniel Rhoads, with whom he resided, and Mrs Paris Koser Schuylkill Haven, Pa) a son ( John E Ebersole, Landisville, Pa.) and 3 brothers (Jacob and Daniel Ebersole, Manheim, Pa, and David Ebersole, Elizabethtown) He was a member of the Rissey Mennonite Church. He lived an exemplary, quiet and modest Christian life in the service of his Lord. Funeral services were held a the Rissers Church, April 15. The services were opened by Bro. Frank Kreider. Bro. Noah Risser used the text Job 5:26., This was followed by Bro. Walter Oberholtzer. May our loss be his gain.
Gingrich-Magdalena (Mollie) Bauman Gingrich was born in Waterloo Co.,. Ont,. Sept 18, 1856; died April 16, 1944; aged 87 y. 6 m. 29 d. She had been in failing health since January, gradually growing weaker until she passed away peacefully at the home of their daughter, Mrs. .Seranus Martin, Floradale. She was married Oct. 29, 1876 to Henry Shantz and moved to Marybourough Twp.,. where they lived until he died Aug 12, 1879. Two children were born to the union. On Oct 26, 1884 she was united in marriage to Moses Gingrich and moved to Peel Twp.,. where they resided until he died June 23, 1931. Eight children were born to the union. She continued to make her home with her son Eli on the old homestead until 2 1/2 years ago, when she made her home with her daughter. She leaves to mourn her departure 9 children; Hannah ( Mrs., Henry Brubacher) Elmire; Henry Cyrenius Shantz, Guernsey, Sask.; Rebekah ( Mrs. Ananias Martin) Peel Twp.; Blandina ( Mrs. Seranus Martin Floradale; Leah .( Mrs. Edwin Snyder) Waterloo Twp.; Ozias, Elmira; Amos, Waterloo Twp.; Eli on the old homestead. Also surviving are one sister ( Mrs. David Martin) 57 grandchildren, and 46 great grandchildren. One son, Urias, predeceased her 32 years ago. Funeral services were held April 19, at the North Woolwich Mennonite Church of which she was a member, in charge of Bishop Amsey Martin, assisted by Bro. George Brubacher.
Kennel-John Kennel was born July 5, 1855, near Poole Ont; died at his home near Pigeon, Mich., March 15, 1944; aged 88 y. 8 m. 10 d. He was united in marriage to Magdalena Ropp in the year 1879, who preceded him in death 8 years ago. He united with the Mennonite Church in youth in which faith he passed away. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son and 2 daughters preceded him in death. He leaves one daughter, Elizabeth Ule, Unionville, Mich.; 2 sons David, Saginaw, Mich., and Jake, Imlay City, Mich. Funeral services were conducted at the Pigeon Mennonite Church, with Bros. Sherman Maust and Joe Shetler in charge. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Mast-Gladys Arlene, daughter of Alvin and Cora (Schrock) Mast, was born Oct 28, 1943, near Greenwood, Del; departed this life as a result of pneumonia and complications, April 14, 1944 at the Milford Memorial Hospital, aged 5 m. 17 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure, her father, mother, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers. One infant brother preceded her in death. Though her stay with us was short, she had endeared herself to us. Gladys was a very pleasant baby, We feel her mission on earth was finished. All was done that hands could do, but Jesus needed her in heaven. We humbly submit to His well who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held a the A.M. Church, with Bros. Nevin Bender and Eli Swartzentruber in charge. Text, " a still small voice"
Sweet little darling, light of the home,
Looking for someone, beckoning come,
Safe with the angels, whiter than snow,
Watching for dear ones, waiting below.
Ressler-Morris Ressler, Sr., son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Snyder) Ressler, was born in Strasburg,. Lancaster Co.,. Pa,. March 16, 1879; passed away at his home in Marietta, Pa,. March 30, 1944;aged 65 y. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Lillian Shoe on Nov 10, 1904. He is survived by his wife; and the following children; Morris Ressler, Jr.; Elizabeth, wife of Ralph Saunders; Cora, wife of Edward Brock; Susan, wife of Joseph Roberts; Lillian, wife of Edward Bryant; Harry; George; and Charles. Twenty three grandchildren also survive and the following brothers and sisters; Harry, Mount Joy, Pa; Isaac, Strasburg; Rufus, Manheim; Mifflin, Florin; Cora, wife of George Eby, Elizabethtown, Pa. He was a member of the Marietta Mennonite Mission. One of his greatest concerns in life was to see all his children saved. Brief funeral services were held at Etyweilers Funeral parlor in charge of Bro. John S. Hiestand. Further services were held in Habeckers Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. John S Hiestand. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
He was toiling yet at sunset,
But his race was almost O;er
God grant that we may meet him
On that bright celestial shore.
Snyder-Lydia Ellen Snyder, daughter of Joseph and Mary Hartzler, was born Oct. 20 1891, near Holmesville, O.; departed this life March 25, 1944, at her home near Sterling O.; aged 52 y. 5 m. 5 d. She died after a prolonged illness caused by heart trouble. At an early age she confessed Christ as her Savior, and was received into the fellowship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville where she was a member at the time of her death. She spent most of her life in Wayne Co.,. O,. with the exception of about 7 years in Texas. On Sept 20, 1910, at Plainview Tex., she was united in marriage to Orrville Snyder. She is survived by her husband, her father, and the following children; Lester, Orrville, O., Sgt. Floyd and Hazel, Santa Maria, Calif; Harold in a C.P.S. camp in Lafayette, R.I. ; Marie and Louise at home; also 3 brothers ( Ray, Wooster O..; Ira, Nappanee, Ind; and Paul, Weilersville, O.), one sister ( Mrs. Kenneth Conrad, Sterling O.) and one grandchild. Funeral services, in charge of Bros. J.S Gerig and Wm. G. Detweiler were held at the Oak Grove Church, March 28. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Steiner-Samuel S., son of Peter D. and Anna ( Leatherman) Steiner was born in Kent Co., Mich., Apr 5, 1873. After a few weeks sickness, followed by a stroke, he passed away March 16, 1944;aged 70 y. 11 m. 11 d. In his youth he became a member of the Zion Mennonite Church near Bluffton, O. He entered the field as a salesman of religious literature covering most of the states from east to west. He also made a trip to Europe and after his return he purchased property at Tuleta Tex., where he lived the last 30 years. Survivors include the following brothers and sisters: Leah, Bluffton, O.; Menno L,. Ft Wayne Ind.; John L,. Wapakoneta, O.; Enos P., Bluffton, O.; Mrs, Mary E Sommers, Spokane, Wash.; Noah N,. Tuleta, Tex.,; Anna, Orifino, Ida. Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home, Tuleta, Tex., March 16 in charge of E.S. Hallman. Text, II cor.5:1. His remains (accompanied by his brother, Noah) were taken on the night train and shipped to Bluffton O,. where on Sunday Mar.19. services were held at the First Mennonite Church in charge of G/T Soldner. Interment at the West Zion Mennonite cemetery.
Wenger-Henry G Wenger passed away at his home in Wakaruse, Ind., April 7, 1944, after a short illness following a heart attack' aged 81 y. 12d. He was born March 26, 1863, in Stark Co., the son of Henry and Margaret Wenger. The family moved to a farm in Elkhart Co., Ind., when he was 2 years old, and his whole life was spent in this community. His marriage to Elizabeth Schrock took place on Nov. 29, 1892. Surviving are the widow, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, a brother, and 2 sisters. He united with the Mennonite Church, Feb 26, 1911, and was a member of the Holdeman congregation where her served faithfully as a trustee for many years. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church by Bros. S.L. Weldy and D.A. Yoder.
Transcribed by Connie Schweitzer, Wisconsin
Brewer- Rose, wife of Dave Brewer, was born Oct. 24 1879, at Sterling Kan;; passed away at a local hospital near Hutchinson, Kan;., April 15, 1944; aged 65y, 5m. 22d. She had been failing in health the past 9 months, but patiently bore her suffering. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, one daughter (Retta Miles, Hutchinson) 6 sons ( Jim, California: Ned, Pueblo, Colo; Clarence, Hutchinson, Kans; Pvt. Fred, Sicily; George, Hotchkiss, Colo; Virgil, Yakima, Wash.) one sister ( Helen Beal, Denver) 3 Brothers ( Walter Weaver; Ross Weaver ; and Ray Weaver) One brother Willy preceded her in death. She leaves a number of grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Hutchinson Mennonite Mission April 3, 1932. She will be greatly missed in the home, in the church, and in the community, but we know that our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held at the Johnson and Son funeral home and by Bro. A.H. King at the funeral home and by Bro. A.H. Kauffman at the grave. Interment was made in the Eastside cemetery.
Brubaker-Daniel M Brubaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Brubaker, was born in Lancaster Twp., near Freeport Ill., July 17, 1860. He was the last of a family of 9 children, 2 sisters and 6 brothers preceding him in death. On Dec. 17, 1885, he was married to Hannah Mary Hellenberger. To this union were born 5 children. A daughter died in infancy, and a son Roy Passed away Feb 21, 1922. Surviving are 2 daughters ( Mrs. Ida Shelly, Freeport; and Mrs. Ruth Lehman, Cleveland Heights, O.) a son ( Clinton, Freeport, Ill.) 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death exactly one year before to the day. Bro. Brubaker accepted Christ as his Savior early in life, and united with the Evangelical Church of which they were loyal members until death. Bro. Brubaker served a number of years on the Board of Trustees. He always had a great interest in the work of the Church, and he was always ready to do his part to promote her program. He lived on a farm near Freeport for his entire life with the exception of the past few months. He passed away at the home of his grandson in Freeport on April 12, 1944. He was a man with a kindly disposition. Funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the church, Bro., Howard Zehr.
Burkhart-Annie N. Burkhart, widow of Aaron H Burkhart, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Book, Bareville, Pa., aged 74 y, 4 m, 29 d. She was born Nov.18, 1869, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Nolt Burkhart. She was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, and a cheery, willing worker in all the church's activities, attending whenever she was able. Surviving are 2 daughters, ( Suetta, wife of Furry H Frey, Lancaster, Pa.,: and Mabel, wife of Frank K Book, Bareville) A daughter- in- law ( Mrs. Edna Landis Burkhart, Smoketown) 9 grandchildren; and 3 sisters ( Sue, wife of Henry G. Keller, Leacock; Emma, wife of Elias R Hess, Bareville; Hettie, wife of Lloyd S Graybill, Bareville). Brief funeral services were held at the home in charge of Bro. Parke Book, and further services in the Groffdale Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Mahlon Witmer and Bro. Amos Sauder. Interment was made in the Groffdale cemetery.
Think of stepping on shore
And finding it Heaven
Think of taking hold of a hand,
And finding it God's hand.
Think of breathing new air,
And finding it celestial air.
Think of feeling invigorated,
And finding it immortality.
Think of passing from storm and tempest
To an unknown calm.
Think of waking up,
And finding it Home.
Burkholder-Emma Meyer Burkholder, wife of L.J. Burkholder, passed from this life on April 15,1944, after a brief illness, which terminated suddenly. She was born in Markham Twp., York Co., Ont., the daughter of William Henry and Annie Meyer, June 9, 1884. She was united in marriage to Bro. L.J. Burkholder as his second wife, on May 14, 1925. To this union was born one son, Paul, who, with his stepsister, Luella Reesor and Bro. Burkholder survives her departure. Sister Burkholder confessed faith in her Savior and had been a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church. She had passed through a number of sieges of severe illness., which she bore with patience, courage, and hope. She filled her place in the home under trying handicaps, with a cheerful and loving ministry. During her late illness, she expressed her constant desire to depart and to be with the Lord. She was a faithful companion to her husband during the time of his active service in his ministry, and during the days of his infirmity. The sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved family and to the brother Reuben Meyer, and to the sisters, Tillie (Mrs. Abraham Reesor) Eva (Mrs., Ormsby Williamson, Pambrun, Sask.); Ruth, ( Mrs. Edwin Beyer); May, ( Mrs. D.N. Reesor); Sarah, ( Mrs., Earl Strong, Branftford, Ont) Services were conducted on April 17, at the home by Bro. Aaron Grove, and at the church by Bro. S.F. Coffman. Text I Cor.15:55. Interment in the Wideman cemetery.
Erb-Anson, eldest son of the Late Jacob C. and Elizabeth Karcher Erb, was born at Waterloo, Ont., Dec 25, 1877;departed this life April 14, 1944; aged 66 y 3 m 20 d. On Sept, 27, 1905, he was married to Malinda Snyder also of Waterloo. Besides his beloved companions he his survived by his 2 daughters, ( Florence, wife of Willis Yoder; and Stella, wife of Willard Hartzler) 5 grandchildren, all of Carstairs, Alta., one brother ( Addison) and 4 sisters ( Elmina, wife of Ira Snyder: Loretta, wife of Delton Snyder; Mae wife of Addis Cressman; and Mary, wife of Joseph H Weber, all of Waterloo, Ont.) Besides his parents, , a stepmother, , 2 sisters ( Malinda and Clara,, Mrs., William Knarr) and one brother ( Mose) preceded him in death. In 1908, he with his companion, came to Alberta to take possession of the farm he had purchased in 1900 on which he was residing at the time of his death. He accepted Christ in his youth and became a member of the Mennonite church in Ontario, later transferring his membership to the West Zion congregation at Carstairs Alta., of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was a faithful and loving husband and father and a good provider. He was also much interested and concerned in the work of the church, serving at various times in the capacity of Sunday school teacher and trustee. Short funeral services were conduced at the home by Bros. Abram Reist and Isaac Miller, and at the East Zion Church by Bros. C.J. Ramer and M.D. Stutzxman. Text Job 19:25, 26. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Rest on, dear Father, your labors are o'er,
Your willing hands will work no more.
A Faithful father, so true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find.
Graybill-Paul Glenn, son of Paul L. and Anna Mae ( Newcomer) Graybill, was born near New Danville, Nov 5, 1939; passed away suddenly on March 29. home at Lancaster, Pa.; aged 4 y 4 m 24 d. Death was caused by a fractured skull, which he received when he fell from his father's auto on the Lincoln Highway near his home on the evening of March 29. He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, 2 sisters ( Gladys Ann and Lois Mae); also his maternal grandmother ( Mrs. Clara Newcomer) and his paternal grandparents ( Mr. and Mrs. Henry B Graybill). Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Daniel Gish and at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Bros. Landis Shertzer and J.Paul Graybill. Text II Kings 4:26. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
"A sweet little bud, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom, Took Glenn away,
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with Jesus in heaven above."
Hedrick-Henry Hedrick was born Jan 21, 1867;died
April 21, 1944; aged 77 y 3 m. He was never married and had been
living by himself for a number of years until about 6 months ago
when his health became such that he was unable to care for himself.
Since that time he made his home with the Virgil White family
at Job, where his death came very unexpectedly. He got up as usual
in the morning and got ready for his breakfast, but died before
breakfast was ready. He is survived by 2 brothers ( Miles,
and 3 sisters ( Mrs. Jane Summerfield and Mrs. Hannah Lambert of Wymer; and Mrs. Dorothy Shippeway, Valley Head) He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, and one sister. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and always enjoyed to read the Mennonite literature. Funeral services were held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jane Summerfield, on April 23, in charge of Bro. Hiram Weaver. His body was laid to rest in the Tingler Cemetery.
Hockman- Katie L Hockman, widow of the late Aaron Hockman, passed away at the age of 83 y 2 m 24 d on Feb 26, 1944. Those surviving are one son, 3 daughters, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren., Funeral services were held March 2, 1944, at the house in charge of Bro. Abram Yothers, and at the Deep Run Church, Bucks Co., Pa.; in charge of Bros. Wilson Overholt, Enos Eismer, and Erwin Nace. Text Ps. 31:15. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Honderich-Elizabeth ( Kauffman) Honderich, daughter of Samuel and Barbara ( Matthews) Kauffman, was born in Switzerland May 27, 1852;peacefully fell asleep at the home of her son Daniel, east of Goshen, April 20, 1944; aged 91 y 10 m 24 d. She came to America with her parents when a small child, locating in Ohio. About 6 years later, the family moved to Indiana and lived in this community ever since. On Mary 30, 1873, she was united in marriage to Abraham Honderich. The same year she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. Her husband preceded her in death 14 years ago, also a daughter Emma, 8 years ago and an infant son. She is survived by the following children: Samuel, Filer, Ida,; Henry, Middlebury; Daniel, Goshen; Anna, wife of Curtis Pletcher, Goshen: also a brother, Henry Kauffman, Goshen; 15 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Her death was caused from complications resulting from a fractured hip 10 days before. Brief funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Amos Nussbaum. Further services were held at the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Samuel Miller, assisted by Bro. Amos Nussbaum,. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery, text, Isa. 10:35.
Beneath our eyes she slowly faded,
Getting weaker every day,
Till God in His heavenly wisdom
Called Mother peacefully away.
Kilmer-Lorene Fay, Daughter of Henry and Elta ( Rohrer) Kilmer, was born near Wadsworth, O., Aug 4, 1931; passed away at the same place on Sunday morning, April 30, 1944; aged 12 y 8 m 26 d, Her sickness lasted only two weeks. But during this illness, though she was much distressed, she never complained. Frequently she requested her mother to sit beside her and read to her Bible stories. No doubt the reason she so much enjoyed these stories was because of the teaching she received in the home and Sunday school. The cause of her death was heart ailment due to rheumatic fever. She leaves to mourn her early departure, her parents, 4 sisters ( Arlene-May-her twin sister, Lucille Marie, Martha Sue, and Donna Irene) 2 brothers ( Mervin Dale and Willis Gene) all at home; 4 grandparents ( Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rohrer of Wadsworth, O.,, and Mr. and Mrs. J.W Kilmer of Rittman, O.,) and many friends. Her smile and quiet ways won the friendship of all who knew her. In the home, the school, the Sunday school and community. Funeral services were conducted at the charge of Bro. O.N. Johns, assisted by the brethren S.D. Rohrer and Abram Good. Interment was made in the old cemetery.
"I cannot say, I will not say
That she is dead-she is just away;
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand
She has wandered into an unknown land."
Kipfer-Mrs. John G. Kipfer (nee Catherine Jantzi) daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Jantzi; was born in Wellesley, Twp., April 21, 1868; passed away April 6, 1944, at the home of her daughter, Irene, Linwood, Ont; aged 75 y 11 m 16 d. She had been in failing health since December after a stroke, but was able to be up in her wheel chair until a week before her dearth. On Oct. 8, 1888, she was united in marriage to John G. Kipfer, who predeceased her Dec 16, 1941. Since then she made her home with the members of her family. She was a faithful member of the Poole Amish Mennonite Church. Surviving are 3 sons and 4 daughters.; Ephraim, Isaac, Herman, Lavina ( Mrs. Alvin Kropf), Mary Ann ( Mrs. Rudy Lichty), Ruby (Mrs. Norman Poole)all of Mornington Twp.; and Irene ( Mrs. Percy Schleuter), Linwood Ont.; also 3 sisters; Mrs. Annie Gerber, Mrs. Fannie Gerber and Mrs. Rachel Litwiler; 19 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The funeral which was largely attended, took place April 8, at the home of her daughter and son in law, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Schleuter, conducted by Bro., Christ Brunk, and at the Poole A.M. Church by Bishop Christ Schulz and Bro. Peter Nafziger. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Mourn not for me, my life is past;
You kindly loved me, to the last.
Oh haste to Christ, make no delay.
For no one knows his dying day.
By a daughter
Miller-Daniel Y. Miller was born in Somerset Co., Pa., on May 14, 1860; died April 23, 1944; aged 83 y. 11 m. 9 d. He was the youngest in a family of 10 and was the last one to depart this life. On Feb 4, 1883, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sarver who preceded him in death about 6 months ago. To this union were born 4 children, 2 of whom also preceded him in death; namely, Nelson and Effie. Surviving are a son and daughter: Samuel D Miller, Goshen, Ind., and Minnie ( Mrs. Milo Hershberger) Middlebury, Ind. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 10 foster great grandchildren. About 45 years ago, he made his church home with the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death, attending services regularly as long as health permitted. Since the death of his wife, his strength gradually failed and on April 23, he quietly fell asleep to wake no more on earth. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church on April 25. In charge of the home ministers. Burial in Miller cemetery.
Myers-Lizzie Myers, born Aug 10, 1859, passed away at the age of 84 y. 4 m. 19 d., after an illness of 8 years. She was one of those whose faith was tried, but she held out to a blessed end in Christ. Surviving are one daughter, one son, 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 3, 1944, at Deep Run Church Bucks Co. Pa., in charge of Bros. Wilson Overholt and Abram Yothers, Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Myers- Sallie G Myers, born Dec. 19, 1858, passed away March 2, 1944; aged 85 y. 2 m. 13 d. ., after an extended illness. The last 3 or 4 months she spent in bed. Those surviving are; a son, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one sister, one brother, and many friends. She is greatly missed by her sister who lived with her. Sallie often sang the hymn " Sun of My Soul" when she retired in the evenings. Funeral service was held March 6 at Deep Run, Bucks Co., Pa., in charge of Bros. Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Schrock-Daniel J. Schrock, son of Mr. and Mrs., Jacob Schrock, was born May 11 1860, near Shipshewana, Ind.; died at the Home for the Aged, Eureka, Ill., April 4, 1944; aged 83 y 10 m. 23 d. With the exception of a few years, he spent his entire life near Shipshewana. On Jan, 22, 1882, he was united in marriage with Mary Ann Yoder who departed this life on Nov 12, 1942. To this union were born 7 children. Two died in infancy. Ira, the oldest son, preceded him in 1934. The surviving children are; Ida Bontrager, Anna Mishler, Middlebury, Ind.; Grant, Howe, Ind; Jacob, Shipshewana. Two grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, and one sister ( Mrs. Lydia Hershberger). Middlebury, also survive. He was a faithful member of the Shore Mennonite Church. A prayer service was held at the home and further services at the church by Bros. Josiah J. Miller and Perry J. Miller. Text, Matt. 25:23. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery on April 6.
Shenk-Adam H., son of Daniel and Fanny Herr Shenk, was born Aug 12, 1872; died March 14, 1944; aged 72 y. 5 m. 2 d. He was a faithful member of the New Danville Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Shetler Shenk, and 2 children by former marriage: Ruth, wife of Lloyd Dombach, Lancaster Pa., and Lee M., Willow Street, Pa., who is now in the U.S. Navy. Also surviving are these brothers and sisters: Christian H., Washington Boro, Pa.; Daniel H., Abram H., Benjamin H., Kathryn, and Mary, all of Millersville, Pa; also 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He will be missed as a kind husband, father, and grandfather. Although he suffered great pain for several months, he left a bright testimony that he was ready to leave and be with his Lord. The services at the house were conducted by Bro. Isaac Kennel of Maple Grove Amish Church, with further services in Byerland Mennonite Church near Lancaster, conducted by Bros. Maris Hess and Henry Nauman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Free from sickness, death and parting.
Free from every earthly care-
Oh! what joy to meet our loved ones
Where there is no vacant chair.
- The Family
Shenk- Matilda, daughter of David and Elizabeth ( Thut) Hilty, was born in Michigan, Feb 20, 1867; died at her home near Denbigh, Va., March 29, 1944: aged 77 y. 1 m. 9 d. She became a Christian and united with the Mennonite church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. On Nov. 5. 1891, she was married to Daniel Shenk, the of Elida, O. Her husband preceded her in death just a few days less than 4 months and one daughter passed away 9 years ago. Surviving are 8 children: Elizabeth and Amos at home; William, Newport News; Daniel, Denbigh; Pre. Ray, Cottage City, Md.; Mrs. J.W. Longacher, Oyster Point, Va.; Mrs. J.P. Sauder, Denbigh; and Pre. John H. Knoxville, Tenn; also 2 stepsons ( Menno and Andrew Shenk, Elida, O.) 2 stepdaughters ( Mrs.. T. Steman and Mrs. H.P. Hertzler, Denbigh). and 29 grandchildren besides quite a number of step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. Three sisters and 2 brothers survive; Mrs. A.M. Shenk, Hammett Ida; Mrs. J.P Bontrager, Atwater, Calif; Mrs. A.P Mishler, Los Angeles Calif.; Geo. Hilty, Hammett, Ida; and John Hilty, Goshen, Ind. Sister Shenk will be remembered for her faithful performance of the many duties that fell to her lot as the wife of a minister and the mother of a large family. She was far more interested in the spiritual welfare of her children than in any material gain, and she bent her efforts to that end. The fact that several of them are engaged in active work for the church was a source of comfort and satisfaction to her. Although ill for several months, her death ( Due to a heart attack) was very unexpected. She took sick at the time of her husband's passing and had suffered several relapses but was apparently gaining in strength and had enjoyed visits with various friends the day she passed away. Funeral services on March 31 were in charge of Bro. T.H. Brunk and George R. Brunk., after which her body was laid to rest beside that of her husband in the near by cemetery.
Sommers.- Dallas Eugene, son of Willis and Alice Miller Sommers, was born near Louisville, O., Feb 11, 1941; died in the Little Flower Hospital, Canton, O., April 21, 1944; aged 3 y. 2 m. 10 d. He was a pleasant and lovable little lad and loved to sing the songs of Jesus which he had learned in the home and in the Sunday School. On Thursday afternoon he was with his father and was singing songs like : " This Little Light of Mine," " Jesus Loves Me" etc. A little later he was playing near a rubbish fire and his clothes caught fire and he suffered severe burns on his side and apparently inhaled some of the fumes. He was rushed to the hospital. His burns were pronounced first and second degree burns. The next day he was taken to his heavenly home to be with Jesus. He is survived by his parents, one 4 year old brother Galen; 3 grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Miller, Millersburg. O., and Mrs. Mary Sommers, Louisville, O.; One great-grandmother, Mrs. Anna Weaver, Millersburg, O.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the home and in the Beech Mennonite Church, Bros. O.N. Johns and H.N. Troyer officiating. Text, Ps 23. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Precious darling, too pure to stay;
God in His mercy took Dallas away,
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with Jesus in heaven above.
Summerfield.-Solomon Summerfield was born April 7, 1860, died at this home near Wymer, W.VA., March 12, 1944;aged 83 y. 11 m. 5 d. Two daughters preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife who before marriage was Melvina Jane Hedrick, 3 sons ( Denver of Adolph, Luther of Glady, and Alvin of Wymer), one sister ( Lucinda, wife of Frank Lambert, Wymer); also a number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for about a half century. Funeral services were conducted March 14, at the home by Bro. Hiram Weaver assisted by Bro. Oliver Keener. Burial in the Tingler cemetery.
Summerfield.-Vinston Summerfield was born in Randolph Co., W. Va., Jan. 20. 1853; died at the home of his son near Harman, March 10, 1944; aged 91 y. 1 m 21 d. He was preceded in death by his wife and 10 children. He leaves to mourn his passing one son, Walter, with whom he made his home for a number of years. 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held March 12, at the home by Bro. Hiram Weaver. Interment in the Lower dam Cemetery.
Weber.- Dorothy Jean, 4 day old daughter of Leonard and Irene ( Martin) Weber, was born March 22, 1944, at the Nursing Home, Maugansville, Md. She had jaundice at birth, and the specialist thought the baby should be taken to the Washington County Hospital for blood transfusions, but they found that transfusions were not necessary, however, as she passed away the first night in that hospital. We feel that God had planned to take our dear little bud, even though we were anxious to have her stay with us. We submit to His gracious will. Preceding her in death was 4 months old Chester Eugene, who died in 1937. She is survived by her parents, 2 sisters ((Charlotte and Lucille) and a grandparents ( Rosa V. Weber, Sharpsburg. Md. and Joseph and Mary Martin, Mountville, Pa.) Brief services were held March 27, at the Nursing Home by Bro. Moses K. Horst. Text, Ps. 103. Burial was made in Reiffs Mennonite Cemetery.
Yoder.- John T. Yoder, aged 72 y: died April 13, 1944, at his home Akron, N.Y. He had been ill 3 1/2 weeks, being confined to his bed with a heart affliction. He was born in Wooster, O., Sept 10, 1871. On Dec. 18, 1901, he was united in marriage to Beckie Harshbarger. To this union were born 3 children; Jacob Earl, who passed away in infancy, and Lorma and Verna. They lived in Ohio and Pennsylvania, until the year of 1927 when they came to western New York from Lewistown, Pa., and have lived in the vicinity of Akron until a year ago last July when they moved in to Akron. For over 3 years, until a month ago, Mr. Yoder has worked at the Hondalile Engineering Corporation in Buffalo. Previously he was engaged in various occupations, farming, etc. Mr. Yoder leaves to mourn his departure his living wife and 2 daughters, Mrs. Ora Kauffman and Mrs. Ben Kauffman; 6 grandchildren, Merle, Berylene, Maxine, Charlotte, Melva and Karen Kauffman, all of Akron N.Y.; one brother, Jacob Yoder, Cincinnati, O.; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted from the family residence Sunday, April 16, and from the Clarence Center Mennonite Church. Four clergyman officiated; namely, Bro. Wm. E Hughes, Akron, N.Y.;Burton Weber, Lockport, N.Y.; J.W. Birky, Spartansburg., Pa.; and Moses Roth, Baden, Ont., Canada. Interment was made in the Mattawana, Pa., cemetery.
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Andrews.-David Henry, son of the late John David and Mary Grove Andrews was born April 20, 1874 at Lipscomb Va.; died April 3, 1944, at Rockingham Hospital aged 69 y 17 d. He had been in failing health for several years, but his condition did not become critical until the night before he was removed to the hospital. His death was caused by hemorrhages. He came to Rockingham, Va. Oct 10, 1897, and the same year married Elizabeth Weaver, who preceded him in death July 5, 1939. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving are 6 children; John D., at home; Paul W., Camp Cooke, Calif.,; Joseph H., New York; Mrs. Vada Morris, Akron O., Mrs. Ruth Davis and Mrs. Anna Forren both of near Mt.. Clinton. He also leaves one sister (Miss Lydia Andrews, Waynesboro, Va.) and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Weavers church by Bro. Joseph Driver, assisted by Bro. Paul Good. Interment was made in Mt. Clinton Cemetery. Texts: John 14: 1-3; Ps 17:15.
Erb.-Anson, eldest son of Jacob C. and Elizabeth Karcher Erb, of Waterloo Ont., was born Dec 25, 1877; died at this home near Carstairs, Alta., April 14. 1944; aged 66 y. 3 m. 20 d. On Sept 27, 1905, he was married to Malinda S Snyder of Waterloo, Ont. To them were born 2 daughters, Florence ( Mrs. Willis Yoder) and Stella (Mrs. Willard Hartzler) Both of Carstairs. He has left to mourn his departure his wife, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, one brother Addison, and 4 sisters ( Elmina, Loretta, May and Mary all of Waterloo Ont. In 1908 he and his companion moved from Ontario to the West and made their new home near Carstairs, which they occupied at the time of this death. Bro. Erb accepted his Savior in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church at Waterloo, Ont., later transferring his membership to the West Zion Mennonite Church near Carstairs, Alta. Here he held his membership at the time of his death and had served in the past in many offices in the church and Sunday school. Funeral services were conducted at the hose by Bishop Isaac Miller and Bro. Abe Reist, and at the West Zion Church by Bro. Milo Stutzman and Bishop C.J. Ramer. Text Job 30:3. Interment in the West Zion Cemetery.
Mellinger.-Elias Hershey Mellinger was born June 11, 1860; passed away at his home in Soudersburg, April 10, 1944, after an illness of 4 months; aged 83 y. 9 m. 29 d. He was born in Strasburg Twp., a son of the late John B. and Margaret H. Mellinger and is the last of his family but the first to break our family circle. He was in declining health a number of years due to hardening of the arteries. In 1887 he married Ida Rohrer and with her united with the Strasburg Mennonite Church.. From the farm they moved to the present home in Soudersburg, 43 years ago. Besides his wife, these children survive: Harris R., Lancaster; Mary E., at home; and Edith A., wife of Ralph R. Metzler, Manheim; also 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Russel Griffith of Christiana and Janet E. Metzler, Manheim and one great granddaughter. Services were conducted Thursday, April 13, at 1:30 at the home by Bro. Amos Weaver and at 2'oclock at the Paradise Mennonite Church by Bishop Abram Martin and Bro. Parke Book. The former read I Cor. 15 and the latter's text was Ps. 71:17-20. inclusive. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller-David Dale, son of Daniel Walter and Velma (Bender) Miller, was born Nov. 20, 1940, at Canton, O.; died May 1, 1944; in the Aultman Hospital in the city of Canton; aged 3 y. 5 m. 10 d. He is survived by his parents, 2 small sisters )Louise Alverta and Grace Irene), his maternal grandparents ( Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon J. Bender, Accident, Md.) his paternal grandfather ( W.W. Miller, Amlin O.), and many other relatives and friends. He was enrolled in the Cradle Roll and the beginners department of the Canton Mennonite Sunday school, where he and his parents attended regularly. While his stay here on earth was short, he had won many friends with his cheery expressions and friendly attitude. The cause of his recent illness that resulted in his death is not fully known. Though he was taken to the hospital and given a blood transfusion he was beyond the help of medical science; and it pleased the Lord to call his spirit to Himself, after 5 days of suffering. Though he will be missed, he has gone to a better place. Funeral services were conducted at the First Mennonite Church in Canton in charge of Bro. J.J. Hostetler, assisted by Bros. Wm. G Detweiler and O..N. Johns with interment in the West Lawn Cemetery.
" I cannot say, and I will not say,
That he is dead, he is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there."
Ramer-Samuel B., oldest son of Jacob and Elizabeth Brubaker Ramer, was born near Port Treverton, Pa., July 11, 1874;suddenly departed this life Sunday morning, April 30, 1944, while doing his chores; aged 69 y, 9 m, 19 d. His death was caused by heart trouble. In his early twenties he accepted Christ during a revival conducted by Bro. A.D. Wenger, and in April 1897, he was received into the communion and fellowship of the Susquehanna Mennonite Church in Snyder Co., Pa., At the time of his death, he was a member of the Crystal Springs congregation. On Sept 16, 1897, he was united in marriage to Hettie A. Weaver of Thompsontown, Pa., who preceded him in death in 1930. In 1915 he moved from Shiremantown, Pa., to Duchess, Alta., Canada, which at that time was a pioneer country. His closes neighbor lived 6 miles away. Here he organized the Duchess Mennonite Settlement,; and after farming for a number of years, he operated a general store. During the entire period of his life in the community which he organized, he filled an influential place both in the community and in the church. In June, 1931, he was united in marriage to Kathryn Troyer of Crystal Springs Kans. Following their marriage they made their home at Duchess, Alta., until the fall of 1936 when they moved to their present home. Immediately after moving to Kansas, he again went into business, operating a feed store and a mill. He was a good business man, and his feed store served the community in a large way. His honest business and congenial personality won for him many patrons. He will not only be missed in the community as a business man, but also in the church. One of his favorite songs was " Faith of our Fathers". In recent months he had shown special interest in his spiritual relationship to God, and frequently in his family prayers, he sought the forgiveness of God where in he had failed. In addition to the many friends who will miss his service, he is survived by his companion, 2 brothers ( Henry, a minister at Duchess, Alta;. and Amon, Harper Kans.), also 21 nieces and nephews. One brother, Jacob, preceded him in death in 1940. Funeral services were held at the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, May 3, 1944 and were in charge of Bro. Gideon G. Yoder, assisted by Bros. R.M. Weaver and J.J. Zimmerman. Three texts were used in the sermon: Ps 102;24-28, Ps. 116:15, Heb. 2:9.
Siegrist- Susan L. Siegrist, daughter of Samuel and Mary ( Landis) Burkhart, was born Sept 29, 1878; in East Lampeter Twp; died March 4, 1944; aged 66 y. 5 m. 6 d. She was united in marriage to John E Siegrist of Ronks who survives. Also, these children survive: Mary, at home; Jason, New Danville; John, Bird-in-Hand; Samuel and Landis, both of Ronks. Five grandchildren also survive. She was stricken ill while attending Lancaster market and was taken to the hospital where death was pronounced due to a heart attack. Her health and had been failing some, but she was about her usual duties. Although Mother was taken from our midst so suddenly, we are comforted with the thought of meeting her again in that better land above. She was greatly interested in her family and will be missed in the home, but we have the assurance that our loss is her gain. Many were the kind admonitions given, and they will be long cherished by the family. She was a devoted mother who followed and loved her Lord. Funeral services were held March 7, 1944, at the home by Bro. Lloyd Eby and at the Stumptown Mennonite Church by Bros. David Landis and Elmer Martin. Text, Rev. 14 :13. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought the end so near;
And only those who have lost can tell,
The sadness of parting without farewell.
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Bates- Adelaide, widow of Will Bates, was born in New York, N.Y. July 21, 1866; departed this life April 30, 1944, while visiting her son in Wichita; aged 77 y. 9 m. 9 d. She was failing in health for some time, but was in bed only several weeks. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 sons; Bert, Dodge City, Kans.., and Alfred, Wichita, Kans..; and a number of grandchildren. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Hutchinson Mennonite Mission, Nov. 19, 1938. Graveside services were held at Dodge City Wednesday morning, May 3, 1944. Burial was made in Dodge City cemetery.
Caufman-Fannie M., widow of the late Martin Caufman, was born March 6, 1854;died at her home at Chambersburg, Pa., May 5, 1944; aged 90 y. 1m. 30 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Chambersburg for 57 years., and was faithful in supporting it. She appreciated being visited by the ministry and was an eager listener to the Word of God. She was an inspiration to those who visited her. One daughter Emma preceded her in death, and the 9 surviving children are; Jacob, martin, Samuel, Mrs. Susan Ramer, Mrs., Mary Horst, Ella, Anna Mrs., Henry Lehman, and Mrs. Christian Sollenberger. Also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive. Brief funeral services were held a the home, with further services at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Harvey E Shank and Harold L. Hunsecker. Texts; Num. 23:10. interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Kilmer-Jemima L. Young Kilmer was born in Newton Co., Mo., On March 31, 1876, to William and Rachel Stanberry Young: died at Mc Minnville, Ore., April 28, 1944; aged 68 y. 28d. On March 20, 1907, she was united in marriage to Amos H. Kilmer of Oronogo, Mo. To this union 5 sons were born., all of whom survive: Orville Odessa and Amos Howard of Ballston, Stacy Ostend and Harry Lynn of Sheridan ( both now in the U.S. Service), and Ezra of Sheridan. She became a Christian in early life and later united with the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member till God, called her home to rest with Him. She, with her husband and family, lived in Missouri until the fall of 1931 when they moved to Sheridan, Ore. She was a dutiful and loving wife and mother and how we miss her. About 400 people attended the funeral services held for her in the Mennonite Church at 2:30, Tuesday., May 2, with Bro. G.D. Shenk preaching for Rom. 6:5. Committal services were in charge of Bro. D.F. Shenk, at the new Mennonite cemetery near the Wallace Bridge. The chorus sang. " I Will Meet You at the Eastern Gate" A duet, " Beautiful Dreamer" was sung by request of one of the boys.
Though our heats are breaking, bleeding,
Mother, we believe that thou
Art in Jesus' blessed keeping;
To His will we humbly bow.
Landis-Barbara R (Weaver) Landis, wife of Samuel A. Landis of near Reamstown, Pa; was born Sept. 6, 1876;died March 30, 1944; aged 67y. 5m. 24d. She and her husband united with the Mennonite Church soon after their marriage almost 50 years ago. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters.: Elva M., wife of Earl M. Snader, Manheim, Pa.; Anna M. wife of Chester H Espenshade; Ephrata, Pa.: Clarence W., address unknown; Harry M., New Holland, Pa; Martha E., wife of Daniel R Weinhold, Hohnstown., Pa; A. Roy, Adamstown Pa.; Raymond E. at home; Marion, wife of Robert S. Eby, Lilitz, Pa. Twenty three grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a brother ( Jonathan R Weaver, Washington Boro, Pa.) also survive. Although she suffered with high blood pressure for the past 10 years, which affected her lower limbs and made walking difficult, she never complained and was in her usual place of worship at the Sunday morning service previous to her death. Although she often could not express herself in words, we know that the prayers sent up the throne in the quiet hours of the night in behalf of her family and others were many. Short services were conducted at the home by Bro. Mahlon Zimmerman, with further services at the Ephrata Mennonite Church where Bishop Amos Horst preached on the text, Mark 14:8.
Mothers rocker now is empty,
Gone the one we loved so well.
And we miss her, sadly miss her
In many ways words cannot tell.
How we long some day to meet her
When our life's work here is done.
And we know that she will greet us
Over in that happy home.
By a daughter
Liechty-Jacob M., son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth ( Rich) Liechty, was born near Sterling, Wayne Co., O., Sept 16, 1868; died at his home and the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Wagner, near Louisville, Stark Co., O., May 12, 1944; aged 75 y. 7 m. 26 d. On Oct. 10, 1893, he was united in marriage to Mary Krabill. To this union were born 2 children, Esther and Henry. In the year 1886, he united with the Mennonite Church but he did not continue this fellowship. His companion preceded him in death 2 years ago, on April 29, 1942. Since that time Mr. Liechty's health has been failing, For the past few weeks, he was largely confined to his bed. He suffered considerable pain caused by the hardening of the arteries, but he patiently endured and was conscious until the very end when he had a heart attack and suddenly and expectedly passed away. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs., William Wagner, Louisville, O.; His son Henry Liechty, Camden, N.J.; 7 grandchildren;; one brother, J.A. Liechty, Orrville, O.; one sister Mrs. M.C. Lehman, Akron Pa., and many other relatives and friends. Besides his companion and parents, one grandchild, 3 brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted in the Beech Mennonite Church and were in charge of Bro. O.H. Johns. Text. Num. 23:10. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Meyers-Clara, wife of Bro. Clayton Meyers, Kitchener, Ont., passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, May 11, 1944, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Priebe and was born in Sullivan Township on March 29, 1903. On Sept. 15. 1923 she was united in marriage to Clayton Z Meyers, who survives to mourn this loss. She is also survived by one daughter, Marjorie; and 2 sons Arnold and Earl; one brother, Christian Priebe, Peabody, Ont.; and 5 sisters ( Mrs. Charles Meyers, Waterloo; Mrs. Edwin Parker, Kitchener; Mrs. Gordon Wildfong, Kitchener; Mrs. Walter Rottenberg, Desboro; and Mrs., Howard Schields, Kitchener). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Sister Meyers will long be remembered among us a quiet, gracious and consistent Christian. She will be missed by her family, her relatives, the church, and other friends. Funeral and interment at First Mennonite Church in charge of the pastor and deacon, Bro. C.F. Derstine and John Kuhl.
Snyder-Christian B., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses K. Snyder, was born in Wilmot Twp., Jan. 12, 1862;passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ephraim Knetchel, Petersburg, Ont., April 19, 1944;aged 83y. Bro. Snyder's death was due to a heart attack a few days previous. He suffered from a weak heart for a number of years. He was married to Esther Bechtel who predeceased him June 4, 1940. To this union were born one son and 3 daughters; Percy, Rosebank; Edna ( Mrs. Ephraim Knechtel); Avon ( Mrs. Willard Witmer), Rosebank; and Ida (Mrs. Simon Hallman,) Kitchener, Ont.; who along with one brother (Moses), 28 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren all survive him. Bro. Snyder was a member of the Latschar church for many years. He was a quiet man, but he gave a silent testimony wherever he went because of his consistent life as a Christian. "He being dead, yet speaketh" Funeral services were conducted April 21 at his home in charge of Bro. Lorne W. Schmitt and at the Latschar Mennonite Church by Brethren M.S. Hallman and Lorne Schmitt. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.
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