Kauffman.-Ezra A., son of Alpha and Alma Kauffman, was born at Kenmare, N. Dak., Oct. 13, 1923. About 1934 he was baptized and received into the Spring Valley Mennonite Church at Kenmare. In 1935 he removed with his parents to Wisconsin and three years later to Indiana. They lived at Howe, Topeka, and Goshen. In 1943 he was inducted into the armed forces, and was sent overseas in January, 1944. On Aug. 30 he was wounded in France, where he died on Sept. 2. Ezra was an obedient child, and until death was much concerned for the happiness of his parents. He is survived by 5 brothers (Chauncey, of near Lagrange, Ind.; Andrew and Mark, of Sheldon, Wis.; Harold, of C.P.S. Camp, Hill City, S. Dak.; and Menno, at home), and one sister (Ruth) preceded him in death. Memorial services were held at the North Goshen Mennonite Church Oct. 22, in charge of Paul Mininger and John C. Wenger.
Kinsinger.-Jacob L. Kinsinger departed this life June 30, 1944, at the age of 74 years. He was found in a river near the house early in the morning. He suffered from hardening of the arteries and leakage of the heart. At times his mind wondered. He was always interested in the work of the church and was a daily Bible reader. Each week he looked forward to receiving the Gospel Herald. Often at night he could be heard praying and singing. He was deacon of the Casselman Mennonite Church for forty-five years, and chorister for man years. He is survived by 7 children (Mrs. Bruce Folk, Mrs. Dan Folk, and Orville, of Grantsville, Md.; Elmer, of Confluence, Pa.; Daniel, Lester, and Clarence, of Canton, Ohio), 31 grandchildren, and one brother (Joel, of Grantsville). Funeral services were held July 2 at the Casselman Church, in charge of Roy L. Kinsinger, assisted by M. E. Miller. Text (chosen by the departed one). Phil. 1:21. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Leidig.-Emily May, daughter of William and Mary Teuscher was born near Eureka, Ill., Jan. 13, 1896; passed away at the General Hospital, Saginaw, Mich., Oct. 16, 1944; aged 48 y. 9 m. 3 d. Ten days before her death she underwent a major operation, after which she suffered intense pain. She seemed to be improving until at the last, when she changed for the worse. Her sudden passing was a shock to the family, but we do not sorrow as those who have no hope, for she left a bright testimony. In early life she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Midland congregation. She was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of her children and also of the church. During her illness of about one month, she bore her suffering patiently. She was willing to be in the center of God's will. On Feb. 6, 1917, she was united in marriage to Reuben Leidig, who survives her. She is also survived by 2 sons (Wilbur, of Freeland, Mich.; and Melvin, at home), 3 daughters (Gladys, Bernice, and Hazel, at home), her mother, 3 sisters (Mrs. C. C. Schrock, of Saginaw; Mrs. Ervin Hamilton, of Pigeon, Mich.; and Mrs. Earl Sturm, of Bad Axe, Mich.), and one brother (Harry, of Pigeon). One son (Clarence), her father, 3 brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Midland Mennonite church, in charge of F. F. Bontrager, assisted by Clarence Yoder. Interment was made in the cemetery near Pigeon.
Metzler.-John, son of the late Samuel and Fannie Metzler, was born near North Lima, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1880; died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lodwick, near East Lewistown, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1944, after a lingering illness of several years; aged 64 y. 8 d. He lived in the vicinity of his birth nearly all his life, making his home with Mr. and Mrs. John Blosser (deceased) for many years. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, always desiring to live at peace with all with whom he came in contact. He united with the Mennonite Church forty-five years before his death and faithfully attended services as long as health permitted. He leaves one sister (Anna-Mrs. Nelson Lodwick, with whom he lived the past year), one brother (Samuel, of Nappanee, Ind.), and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the North Lima Mennonite Church, in charge of A. J. Steiner, assisted by Paul Yoder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ranck.-Samuel E., son of the late David and Elizabeth Esbenshade Ranck, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 21, 1861; passed away at his late home in Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 11, 1944; aged 82 y. 8 m. 20 d. On Oct. 25, 1888, he was united in marriage to Lizzie N. Herr, who preceded him in death six years ago. Two children (Fannie H. and John E.) also preceded him in infancy. He is survived by 3 children (Harry E., David H., and Bertha E.), 2 grandsons, 2 great-grandsons, and one sister (Mrs. E. Elizabeth Andrew, Lancaster. Pa.) Early in their married life they united with the Mennonite Church, and Father's place in services was never vacant as long as health permitted. Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at his late home and at the East Chestnut Street Church, in charge of Jacob E. Brubaker and D. Stoner Krady. Text, 1 Pet. 1:4. Interment was made in Strasburg Mennonite Church.
Widmer.-Anna, daughter of Peter and Catharine Graber, was born at Montbeliard, France, Feb. 17, 1868; passed away Oct. 14, 1944; aged 76 y. 7 m. 27 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in her native country. At the age of eighteen she came to America. She then transferred her membership to the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, Iowa. On Dec. 31, 1889, she was united in marriage to John W. Widmer. They established their home on a farm in Washington County, Iowa. After their three sons left the parental home for homes of their own, the parents sold the old homestead and moved to the village of Noble, Iowa. Here her husband passed away Jan. 21, 1941. One son also preceded her in death. After the death of her husband, she lived with her son Noah. Her health had been failing for several years. She leaves 2 sons (Daniel and Noah), 18 grandchildren, one great-grandson, one brother in Ohio, and one sister and one brother were still living in France at the beginning of the war. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 16 by Simon Gingerich, Willard Leichty, and J. D. Graber. Interment was made in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
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Birkey.-Rita Sue, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Birkey, Fisher, Ill., was born Aug. 20, 1944, and passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., on Oct. 18. She was a bright, healthy child, and her short illness and sudden death came as a great shock to her loved ones. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Good, Rantoul, Ill.; Mrs. Lena Birkey, Fisher, Ill.), and 3 great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Peter Good, Fisher, Ill; John Eichelberger, Paxton, Ill.), besides a number of other relatives.
Witmer.-Mrs. J. W. Witmer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bechtel, was born near Hespeler, Ont.; passed to be with the Lord, after a serious operation at the Galt Hospital; aged 54 years. She was a member of Wanner's Mennonite Church, of which her husband is pastor. Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother (Nelson, of Hespeler) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Linda Lovegrove, of Galt, and Mrs. Edwin Kinzie, of Blair). She was known for her Christian dignity, high ideals of life, and deeply interest in the abiding things of life. She will be missed by her family, the church, and the community. Funeral services were held at the Wanner Mennonite Church, in charge of C. F. Derstine. Theme, "The Home-going of Believers." Text, 11 Cor. 5:8.
Herr.-Martha Matilda, daughter of Daniel and Nancy Lehman, was born in Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 16, 1883; died at her home in Nappanee Oct. 20, 1944; aged 61 y. 2 m. 4 d. She was a lifelong resident of this community. On Dec. 25, 1919, she was united in marriage to Oscar Herr, who survives her. She also leaves one stepdaughter (Verna Bleile), one stepgranddaughter (Norma Jean Bleile), 2 brothers (Joseph, of Nappanee; and David, of Alpha, Minn.), 2 sisters (Lydia Weber, of Nappanee; and Saloma Heestand, of North Manchester, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Early in life, she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the North Main Street Mennonite Church, being active in the various activities as long as health permitted. During her extended illness of about two years she bore her suffering with patience and submission to the will of God. Funeral services were held at the North Main Street Mennonite Church, in charge of Homer F. North. Interment was made in the Union Center Cemetery.
Hostetter.-Eli D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan E. Hostetter, was born Oct. 3, 1924; died Sept. 13, 1944; aged 19 y. 1 m. 10 d. He leaves 4 brothers and 3 sisters besides a host of other relatives and friends. His parents, one brother, and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Maysville Church, Maysville Ohio, by D. D. Miller, who visited him in the hospital a few days before his death, at which time he confessed Christ.
King.-Milo Vester, son of John C. and Annie E. King, was born in Marshall County, Ind., July 29, 1867; passed away at his home near Garden City, Mo., Oct. 15, 1944; aged 77 y. 2 m. On Dec. 25, 1894, he was united in marriage to Emma Katherine Yoder, who survives him. He also leaves one son (Emmett D., West Liberty, Ohio), 2 daughters (Myrtle M., Kansas City, Kans.; and Mable V., of the home), one daughter-in-law (wife of Elbert King, deceased), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers, one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. Three sons and one grandson preceded him in death. In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Bethel Mennonite Church near Garden City. His place in church was seldom vacant when health permitted. He filled the office of Sunday-school teacher for over fifty years. He was in failing health for the past four years. On Sept. 18, he suffered a severe heart attack. His suffering was intense at times, but he bore it patiently. All was done for him that could be done, but God saw fit to take him home, and we humbly submit and say, "Thy will be done." Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church on Oct. 17, in charge of J. C. Driver, assisted by W. E. Helmuth and W. R. Hershberger. Text, Rom. 8:28. Interment was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Lapp.-Sallie, daughter of the late George and Maria Walter, was born Aug. 18, 1874; died at her home near Chalfont, Pa., Oct. 3, 1944; aged 70 y. 1 m. 15 d. Her health was failing for the past year, and on Oct. 1 she suffered a stroke. She is survived by her husband, Joseph L. Lapp, 5 children (Mrs. Roy H. Leatherman, Bedminster, Pa.; Walter W., Chalfont; Esther, at home; Arthur W., Harleysville, Pa.; and Mrs. Mahlon Detweiler, Souderton, Pa.), and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at her late residence and at the Line Lexington Church by Arthur D. Ruth and Claude Meyers. Text, Ps. 127:2. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Summers.-Janet Louise, infant daughter of Leon and Ida (Petersheim) Summers, Gap, Pa., was born in the Lancaster General Hospital Sept. 23, 1944, and passed away on Sept. 26. Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents (Samuel and Rachel Summers, and Barbara Petersheim) and many other relatives. An infant brother preceded her in death. Brief services were held on Sept. 27 at the home of the grandparents, conducted by Isaac Kennel. Interment was made in the Millwood Cemetery.
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Bucher.-Emma L., daughter of the late Samuel and Hettie Burkholder, was born near Farmersville, Pa., Aug. 23, 1863; died at the home of her daughter, Lititz, Pa., Sept. 24, 1944; aged 81 y. 1 m. 1 d. She was united in marriage to Benjamin B. Bucher, who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. Surviving are 2 children (Jennie B., wife of Jacob E. Snyder, Lititz, Pa., and Elmer B., Ephrata, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Amos L., Bareville, Pa.). Early in their married life they united with the Mennonite Church at Indiantown. After the death of her husband she lived at Bareville, Pa., with her brother until shortly before her death, when she was taken to her daughter's home. Her health had been failing for several years. Funeral services were held Sept. 27, at Beck's Funeral Home, Lititz, Pa., by Howard Charles, and at the Hammer Creek Church by Howard Charles, John S. Hess, and Eli Sauder. Text, Jno. 11:25, 26. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gross.-Abram G., son of William G. and Anna (Godshalk) Gross, was born July 25, 1870; died Oct. 21, 1944; aged 74 y. 2 m. 26 d. He suffered from heart trouble for about two years, being confined to his bed since May 18, 1944. Pneumonia developed shortly before his death. He faithfully served the Doylestown Mennonite Church as deacon since 1910, and was greatly concerned for the Christian growth of the church. In addition to his widow (Sarah Ann Lapp Gross), he is survived by 8 children (Nora L., Phares L., Edith L.-Mrs. James Stutzman, Titus L., Joseph L., Priscilla L., Hiram L., and Elizabeth L.), 26 grandchildren, and one brother (William G.). Three children preceded him in death. His kind deeds and services in the home as a Christian father, and his faithful services and kind admonitions in the church will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of Wilson Overholt, and at the Doylestown Mennonite Church, in charge of Silas Garybill, Arthur Ruth, and Nevin Bender. Texts, Job 14:14; Phil 1:21. (The services were arranged entirely by him shortly before his death.) Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger.-Mary, daughter of Marie and Nickolas Ulrich, was born near Wellesley, Ont., March 6, 1872; died at her home in Milford, Nebr., Sept. 14, 1944; aged 72 y. 6 m. 8 d. Her death was caused by a heart ailment and other complications. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the East Fairview Mennonite Church. On Feb. 23, 1915, she was united in marriage to A. P. Hershberger, becoming the stepmother to 7 sons and 4 daughters. She leaves to mourn her departure, Ammon, Union City, Pa.; John A., Kalona, Iowa; Allen and David, of Milford; Edward, Amenia, N.D.; Paul A., Wellman, Iowa; Ezra, of Chicago; Mrs. Lavina Rediger, Mrs. Wm. Hauder, and Mrs. George Yeackley, of Milford; and Mrs. Christ Earnest, Kalona, Iowa. She filled her place in the home very well, giving her concern to its interests and spiritual welfare, and was loved by the family. She also leaves 8 nieces and 7 nephews, in whom she was much concerned. On Nov. 16, 1940, her husband preceded her in death. Two brothers and 6 sisters also preceded her. In 1879, at the age of six years, she came with her parents to Nebraska, where she lived the rest of her life. She was active and burdened for the cause of the Lord. She was a Sunday-school teacher for forty years and was also connected with the sewing circle of the church since its organization, giving much of her time and interest to its work. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Mennonite Church, in charge of L. O. Schlegel, J. E. Zimmerman, Wm. R. Eicher, and A. M. Miller. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Housser.-David Leslie, infant son of Joseph L. and Agnes E. (Lehman) Housser, was born Oct. 5 at the Brierbush Hospital, Stouffville, Ont., and died on Oct. 10. He is survived by his parents, one sister (Dorothy May), his parental grandmother (Mrs. Lavina Housser), and his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David Byer, Vineland, Ont.). Although we hoped this little one would live to brighten our home, we humbly submit to the Lord, and await the resurrection day when we will meet our little ones who have gone on before to be with Him. Short funeral services were held Oct. 13 at the home by A. D. Grove.
Kauffman.-Arlene Elizabeth, daughter of Ben J. and Ferne (Hostetler) Kauffman, was born Sept. 15, 1934, at Hubbard, Oreg.; died at Salem, Oreg., from aftereffects of measles, Aug. 9, 1944; aged 9 y. 10 m. 24 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure, her parents, 2 brothers (Maurice and Gary), 2 sisters (Hazel and Margaret Ann), her parental grandmother (Mrs. Mattie Kauffman, Hubbard, Oreg.), her maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother (Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Hostetler, Aurora, Oreg.), and 2 great-grandmothers (Mrs. Salina Hartzler, Fairview, Mich., and Mrs. Pauline Hostetler, Aurora, Oreg.), besides other relatives and friends. Arlene's short life held much suffering, but "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain" (Rev. 21:4). Funeral services were held at the Zion Mennonite church Aug. 11, in charge of C. I. Kropf and E. Z. Yoder. Text, Job 1:21. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Knepp.-John J., son of Levi and Susie Knepp, was born March 19, 1865; died at his home near Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 21, 1944; aged 79 y. 7 m. 2 d. On May 5, 1942, he suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered. He was able at times, however, to attend church and Sunday-school services, which he greatly enjoyed. Just thirteen days before his death he was permitted to attend communion services, but one week later, on Oct. 15, he suffered another stroke. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. On Dec. 12, 1889, he was united in marriage to Mary Miller. This union was blessed with 9 children. His companion preceded him in death Jan. 31, 1935, also four children: Lena, Elva, Simon, and Maynard. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Amanda Byler, Edwin G., and Lloyd Kalona, Iowa; Eli J., Washington, Iowa; and John R., Iowa City, Iowa; also 23 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Levi, Goshen, Ind.), besides other relatives and friends. He was a loving father and a living example of patience and kindness. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at the home by J. D. Graber and at the Fairview Church by Arthur S. Miller, E. G. Swartzendruber, and D. J. Fisher. Texts, 1 Cor. 15:51-58; Job 14:14; Like 12:40; 1 Pet. 1:3-8.
Lester.-Ruthie Lorine, daughter of Mrs. Henry Benbrooks, was born near Optimus, Ark., Jan. 29, 1925; departed this life Oct. 29, 1944; aged 19 y. 9 m. On Jan. 1, 1940, she was married to Loyd Edward Lester. For several months she had been ailing, and on the evening of Oct. 29 she was found unconscious on the mountain path a short distance from her home. She was carried home and lived about five hours, but never regained consciousness. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 2 children (James Verl and Ruthie Ellen), her mother, 3 sisters (Alma Hart, Edna, and Hazel), and 2 brothers (Howard and J. W.), besides many other relatives and friends. Her father preceded her in death on April 10, 1943. In March, 1944, she was received by baptism into the Mennonite Church, and had a bright consistent testimony to the last. Recently she said how glad she was that she didn't need to fear death, but that she was ready to meet her Lord. Funeral services were conducted at the grave, in charge of Frank Horst. Text, Gen. 5:24. Interment was made in the Optimus Cemetery.
Ringer.-Anna (Wisseman) Ringer, widow of the late Alfred M. Ringer, was born Sept. 11, 1870; died Oct. 15, 1944; aged 74 y. 1 m. 4 d. She was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Grantsville, Md., from her youth. Her husband and one son preceded her in death She leaves one son (Ray) and one daughter (Minnie, wife of Holmes Burkholder), both of Grantsville, one sister (Mrs. Maggie Warnick, Greenwood, De.), and 2 brothers (Conrad and William, Grantsville). Funeral services were conducted in the home by M. B. Miller. Text, Ps. 34:9. Interment was made in the Springs, Pa., cemetery.
Stoltzfus.-Ezra, son of Bishop Gideon and Susannah Stoltzfus, was born Aug. 23, 1867; passed away Sept. 20, 1944; aged 77 y. 29 d. He had been in failing health for some time, but bore his suffering patiently and uncomplainingly. His companion (Leah Lantz Stoltzfus), 2 sons, and 2 daughters preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Harry and Christian G.), one foster daughter (Mary Raum Howe), 12 grandchildren, one sister (Lizzie M. Zook), and 2 brothers (John M. and Jacob P.). His place in church was seldom vacant when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the home of his son, in charge of John A. Kennel, and at the Millwood Church, in charge of two of his cousins, John S. Mast and John L. Mast. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Yoder.-Rudy J., son of Pre. Samuel K. and the late Barbara (Peachey) Yoder, was born near Allensville, Pa., Dec. 31, 1891; died suddenly Oct. 22, 1944, at his home near Belleville, Pa.; aged 53 y. 10 m. 22 d. His health had been failing the last four months, the cause of his death being a heart condition. In December 1913 he was married to Mary Peachey. This union was blessed with one daughter, Bertha-Mrs. Jacob Yoder, of Belleville. After the death of his first wife he was married to Mattie Peachey in March 1918. This union was blessed with one son, Lee, of Belleville. After the death of his second wife, he was married to Naomi Peachey in 1921. She survives him, together with the following children: Percy, Mark, Ruth; Minnie, and Catherine, all at home. Another daughter (Mary Jane) preceded her father in death seven weeks ago. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren, his aged father, 5 brothers and 3 sisters (Amos and Levi, Allensville; Kore, Rittman, Ohio; Samuel and Stephen, Belleville; Lizzie-Mrs. David Byler, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Katie-Mrs. Benjamin Byler, and Annie-Mrs. John Byler, Allensville). He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed in the home and community. He was a faithful member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 25, in charge of John Mast and Emanuel B. Peachey. Text, Rev. 3:12.
Zimmerman.-Phoebe, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Eigsti Rediger, was born April 15, 1879, near Roanoke, Ill.; passed away Sept. 30, 1944, at the Lutheran Hospital, Omaha, Nebr.; aged 65 y. 5 m. 15 d. Her death came unexpectedly after submitting to an operation from which she never regained consciousness. On Feb. 24, 1901, she was married to Jacob Zimmerman, who survives her, together with the following children: Alta Zehr, Vietta Birky, Lee Zimmerman, of Manson, Iowa; Minnie Detweiler, Stella Burkey, Leona Hauder, Delmar Zimmerman, of Milford, Nebr.; Viola and Jake at home. Two sons preceded her in death. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Lena Stutzman, Akron, Ohio; Susie Hershberger, Kalona, Iowa; and Emma Roth, of Milford), and 5 brothers (William and Chris, of Miller, S.D.; Ed, of Edgar, Ill.; Joe and Ben, of Milford). In early life she united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member.
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Blosser.-Joanne Mae, daughter of Roy and Lillian (Eigsti) Blosser, was born at Atkinson, Ill., May 29, 1944; passed away at the Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill., Nov. 9, 1944, from congenital heart disease; aged 5 m. 10 d. Although she was not strong from birth, she had been gaining weight regularly and her death came as a sudden shock to her parents. She was always a happy baby and had a smile for everyone who noticed her. Besides her bereaved parents, she leaves a three-year-old brother, Keith, her maternal and paternal grandparents, and a parental great-grandmother. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Joseph Eigsti, in Morton, Ill., and at the Morton Mennonite Church, in charge of Leland A. Bachman. Text, Isa. 40:11. Interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Trenton, Ill.
Bollman.-Carrie Mullet, daughter of William J. and Elizabeth (Miller) Mullet, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1882; passed to her eternal reward Nov. 1, 1944; aged 62 y. 8 m. 8 d. At the age of eight years she came with her parents to Indiana, locating in Marshall County. She was united in marriage to Harvey G. Bollman on Oct. 13, 1906. This union was blessed with 2 children. She is survived by her sorrowing husband, one son (Roy), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Albert, Middlebury, Ind.; Alvin, Topeka, Ind.; and Harvey, Sugar Creek, Ohio), one sister (Mrs. Amanda Yoder, Arcadia, Calif.), and a large host of friends. A daughter (Ruby Elizabeth) died in infancy. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at the age of seventeen and united with the Mennonite Church, being a faithful member of the North Main St. congregation, Nappanee, since 1924. Although of a quiet and unassuming disposition, she was greatly interested in the church and its work, always faithful in attendance and willing to assume any responsibility given to her as long as health permitted. Her death was caused by cancer, which brought her much suffering, yet she bore it all with patience and resignation. She leaves a Christian testimony that will not soon be forgotten. Funeral services were held at the North Main St. Church, in charge of Homer F. North, assisted by Ray F. Yoder. Interment was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Bontrager.-Joseph S., son of Deacon Joseph E. and Anna Miller Bontrager, was born Oct. 18, 1880; died Oct. 17, 1944; aged 63 y. 11 m. 29 d. On Feb. 13, 1902, he was married to Fannie Mast, who preceded him in death Jan. 25, 1907. On Feb. 25, 1909, he was united in marriage to Lydia Lehman. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his wife, 6 children (Anna, wife of Will J. Yoder; Samuel, Moses, Reuben, Milo, and Ammon), 30 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 6 sisters, and one uncle. Three children, his father and mother, and one brother preceded him in death. He was kicked by a horse on Oct. 17 and cracked his skull as he fell. He passed away in the Goshen, Ind., hospital. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 20 by Sam Whetstone, Bish. Moses M. Miller, Daniel A. Beachy, Joe Lehman, Christ J. Miller, and Bish. Henry N. Miller.
Burkholder.-Chester M. Burkholder passed away Sept. 4, 1944; aged 34 y. 6 m. 6 d. While he was unloading stone in a quarry, the bank gave way and the truck fell about fifty feet, pinning him underneath and crushing his chest. He was not found until about two and one-half hours later. He is survived by his wife (Nora S. Burkholder), 4 sons (Walter, Delmus, Chester, Jr., and Vernon), his mother (Anna M. Burkholder, New Holland, Pa.), his parental grandfather (Levi Burkholder, New Holland), and the following brothers and sisters (Lydia, wife of John Rutt; Clayton; Paul; Edna, wife of John Martin; Elmer; Raymond; Clarence; Jennie, wife of Paul Witmer; Elizabeth, wife of Harold Litzenberger; Anna; Elam; Lester; and Eli). Funeral services were held at his late home Sept. 7 by Menno B. Weaver, and at Springville Mennonite Church by Joseph Hostetter and Amos Martin. Text, Mark 14:35-37. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Detrow.-Harvey A., son of Amos and Fannie Detrow, was born near North Lawrence, Ohio, Dec. 3, 1897; departed this life at his home neat Leetonia, Ohio, Nov. 5, 1944; aged 46 y. 11 m. 2 d. He was united in marriage to Vertie Metzler on Jan. 5, 1920. To this union were born 5 children. He leaves his companion, 5 children (Dorothy, wife of Victor Kauffman; Arthur, living on an adjacent farm; Mildred, Marie, and Doris, of the home), 4 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Herman Swope, Leetonia), and 2 brothers (Lester, Lexington, Ohio, and Homer, C.P.S. Camp, Belton, Mont.). He and his companion tenderly cared for his invalid mother, who also survives. His father and one brother (Clyde) preceded him in death. He passed away suddenly after one day's illness of a light attack of influenza. It is thought, however, that death came as a result of a heart attack. He united with the Mennonite Church in his early teens and remained a faithful member until he received the summons to the eternal world. He will be greatly missed in the home, in the community, and in the church, where he was serving as trustee at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church, in charge of I. B. Witmer, A. J. Steiner, and S. A. Yoder.
Heisey.-Mary M., wife of David W. Heisey, was born April 23, 1919; died Nov. 3, 1944; aged 25 y. 6 m. 10 d. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (John Alvin and James Lamar), her father and stepmother (Mr. and Mrs. Noah B. Weaver, Churchtown, Pa.), 3 sisters (Ella, wife of Aaron Esbenshade; Emma, wife of David High; Betty, wife of Titus Burkholder), 3 brothers (Jerry, Noah B., Jr. and Paul) one half sister (Edna May), and 2 half brothers (Raymond and Clarence). She was a faithful member of the Hess congregation. Funeral services were held Nov. 7 at the home by Richard B. Hess, and at the Weaverland Church by John S. Hess and John Burkholder. Text, Ps. 116:15, Mal. 3:17; Job 14:14.
Hummel.-Chauncey H., son of the late John A. and Anna (Henry) Hummel, was born at Rockton, Pa., May 20, 1891; died at his home in DuBois, Pa., Oct. 29, 1944; aged 53 y. 5 m. 9 d. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church. On July 23, 1926, he was united in marriage to Cora Covert. About two years after his marriage, while doing some electric wiring on the ceiling of the Rockton Mennonite Church, he fell, his back striking one of the benches. From then on he was practically helpless, and spent the past ten years of his life in bed. For approximately sixteen of the eighteen years of their married life, his devoted wife cared for him and earned a living by clerking in a department store. Surviving are his widow, his stepmother (Mrs. Alice Hummel, Harrisonburg, Va.), 2 brothers (Charles, Du Bois, and Chester, Washington, D.C.), and 9 sisters (Mrs. Alda Baker, Darby, Pa.; Mrs. Lillian Thompson, Mrs. Ada Gompf, and Mrs. Pearl Hjerpe, Elyria, Ohio; Ida, Scottsdale, Pa.; Mrs. Anna Crowe, Irvington, New Jersey; and Ruth, Mabel, and Goldie, Harrisonburg, Va.). Funeral services were held Nov. 1 in the Paul Short Funeral Home, in charge of Ross D. Metzler. Interment was made in the Salem Cemetery.
Martin.-Jonas M., son of Abraham and Catherine Miller Martin, was born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 26, 1871; died Oct. 28, 1944; aged 73 y. 2 d. Surviving him are his wife (Elizabeth), 3 sons (Harry M., Eli M., and Moses M., all of East Earl), 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. One daughter and 4 grandchildren preceded him in death. Four years ago he has a stroke which left his left side partly paralyzed. On Saturday evening he suffered a heart attack and died in a few minutes before he could be gotten into the house. Funeral services were held Nov. 1 from his late home, with further services at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, in charge of Paul Graybill, Aaron Weaver, and David Weaver. Text, Job 14:14; 11 Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana