Basye.-Roland Franklin, son of Frank and Lottie Basye, was born near Mathias W. Va., Sept. 2, 1937; died in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital after an illness of only four days from an acute liver condition, Sept. 14, 1944; aged 7 y. 12 d. His untimely death came as a great shock to his family and friends, who little thought that one so young and active would be taken away so soon. Roland was a loving, obedient child at home and a regular attendant at the Mt. Hermon Mennonite Sunday School, where he took great interest in Bible stories and memory work. His cheerful and teachable nature endeared him to all who knew him. Besides his deeply parents he leaves one sister (Mona) and 2 brothers (John and Norman), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 16 at the Mt. Hermon Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. Lewis P. Showalter. Text, II Kings 4:26b. Interment was made in Strawderman's Cemetery near Mathias, W. Va.
Brenneman.-Elmer Glen, son of John and Arminda Hochstetler Brenneman, was born March 13, 1906; died Aug. 29, 1944, being killed instantly in an automobile wreck; aged 38 y. 5 m. 16 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church, and several years ago with the Christian Church at Iowa City, Ia. His father, one daughter (Darlene), and one sister preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, one son (Glen Elmer, Jr.), 5 brothers, and 5 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, Iowa City, Sept. 4.
Transcriber's note Elmer Glen and Glen Elmer, Jr. as in the original.
Cox.-William Moses died Aug. 20, 1944, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Thackers, Stuarts Draft, Va., where he made his home; aged 88 years. He was a faithful member of the Valley View Mennonite Church for a number of years. Surviving are 2 sons (Ralph L., Norfolk, Va., and Earl W., Toledo, Oreg.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Elsie Perkins, Aumsville, Oreg., and Mrs. Orla Braden, Sacramento, Calif.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Goodpasture, Portland, Oreg.; Mrs. Emma McKiley, McMinnville, Oreg.; and Mrs. Elizabeth Woodson, Jacksonville, Oreg.). He was twice married, both wives having preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Valley View Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. J. R. Driver. Text (selected by the deceased), I Cor. 15:50-54. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Danner.-Robert M., son of Marvin and Lena Danner, was born at Milford, Nebr., March 16, 1925; died in France July 5, 1944; aged 19 y. 3 m. 18 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his mother and father, 4 brothers (Marion, in the South Pacific; Harley, in France; Richard and John, at home), 3 sisters (Mrs. Erma Birkey, Manson, Ia.; Mrs. Hazel Carlson, Pomeroy, Ia.; and Mrs. Russel Story, Omaha, Nebr.), 4 nephews, and one niece. Robert accepted Christ as his personal Saviour at the age of fourteen and became a member of the East Fairview Mennonite Church.
Imhoff.-John Andrew, son of John and Mary Smith Imhoff, was born March 11, 1873, in Woodford Co., Ill.; passed away at his home Sept. 19, 1944, following a stroke of apoplexy; aged 71 y. 6 m. 8 d. At an early age he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member throughout life. On March 7, 1897, he was united in marriage to Bertha Schertz. To this union were born 7 children: Elsie and Clarence, at home; Mattie (Mrs. Peter H. Schertz, Low Point, Ill.); Ada (Mrs. Simon Kennell, Roanoke, Ill.); Freda (Mrs. Nathan Reiff), Clara (Mrs. Chris Battler), and Wilma (Mrs. Louis Stealy), all of Elkhart, Ind. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. He was preceded in death by one grandson, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was an active farmer in Woodford County until eleven years ago, when his only son assumed responsibility of the farm. He lived a quiet, unassuming Christian life and was a faithful church attendant, loyally supporting the charitable, educational, and mission activities. Funeral services were held at the Metamora Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. Ezra B. Yordy. Interment was made in the Roanoke Cemetery.
Kauffman.-Thomas Richard, son of Clarence and Lela Sproul Kauffman, was born Sept. 8, 1938; died Sept. 24, 1944; aged 6 y. 16 d. Besides his parents, he is survive by one brother (Albert), one sister (Dorothy Jean), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kurtz and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Kauffman), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, New Wilmington, Pa., in charge of the brethren E. J. Zook and Roy D. Kauffman. Text, Mark 10:13-16. Interment was made in the cemetery near New Wilmington.
Ressler.-David K., son of Levi A. and Veronica Kreider Ressler, was born Dec. 24, 1871, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; passed away at his home in Blake, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1944; aged 72 y. 7 m. 11 d. He had been in failing health for nearly a year and was bedfast since the middle of April. On Aug. 1 he suffered a paralytic stroke from which he never fully regained consciousness. Upon the death of his mother, when he was only twenty-eight months old, his Aunt Mary Ressler came into the home and cared for the family. When a young man he was received into the Mennonite Church by baptism and remained a faithful member until death. On Jan. 20, 1895, he was united in marriage to Lydian Kilmer. To this union were born 7 children-3 sons and 4 daughters. In February, 1916, they with their family, moved to Medina Co., Ohio, where he spent his remaining days in the vicinity of Blake. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, one sister (Mary, who died at the age of ten years), one half sister (Sarah Ressler Weaver, who died Oct.6, 1909), and one infant daughter (Naomi, who died Nov. 14, 1895). He is survived by his wife, 3 sons (Milo, Wadsworth, Ohio; John, Dalton, Ohio; and George, Wooster, Ohio), 3 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Moses W. Hurst, Blake; Bertha-Mrs. Noah Good, Wooster; an Anna Mae-Mrs. Floyd Begly, Blake), 18 grandchildren, 4 half brothers (Christian, Joseph, Noah, and Levi), and 2 half sisters (Magdalene Heatwole and Eliza-Mrs. Christian Weaver), besides many other relatives and friends.
Schrock.-Beulah Mae, oldest daughter of Harry J. and Marie (Mishler) Schrock, was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died at her home Sept. 17, 1944; aged 17 y. 10 m. 22 d. She was afflicted with heart trouble the last three years, suffering much at times, but bore it all patiently, never complaining. Those left to mourn her departure are: father, mother, 4 brothers (Francis, Junior, Marion, and Merle), 4 sisters (Iola, Ellen, Waneta, and Betty June), and 2 grandfathers, besides many other relatives and friends. She gave her heart to Jesus at the age of twelve and lived a consistent Christian life. All who came in contact with her dearly loved her, and she always had a smile and kind word for everyone. She was the first to break the family circle, and will be greatly missed, but we submissively bow to Him and say, "Thy will be done." Funeral services were conducted by the brethren Amos Nussbaum, Earley Bontrager, and Samuel S. Miller. Interment was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Snavely.-Jennie Ramsey Snavely was born Dec. 11, 1880; died at the home of her son, J. Warren, with who she resided, Sept. 15, 1944; aged 63 y. 9 m. 4 d. On Oct. 8, 1901, she was united in marriage to Joseph B. Snavely, who preceded her in death 34 years ago. Soon after marriage, they united with the Mennonite Church, of whom Mother was a faithful member at the time of her death. She is survived by 2 sons (Roy, Lancaster, Pa., and J. Warren, Lititz, Pa.) and 2 granddaughters. Three grandchildren preceded her in death. Mother suffered a light stroke about a year ago, from which she never fully recovered but was able to be about most of the time until July 6, when she suffered another stroke, which let her helpless. We can truly say that our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held at the home of her son on Sept. 18, in charge of Bro. Charles Hostetter, and at Hernley's Mennonite Church, in charge of the brethren Abram Risser, Homer Bomberger, and Samuel Lehman. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.-Mary Jane, daughter of Rudy J. and Naomi R. (Peachey) Yoder, was born March 20, 1932, near Belleville, Pa,; died Aug. 29, 1944; aged 12 y. 5 m. 9 d. Death was due to sarcoma, from which she patiently suffered for eight months. In June she was temporarily relieved by the amputation of her right limb up to the hip, but the disease later went to her lung and proved fatal. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was received into the Locust Grove Mennonite Church on June 6. She leaves to mourn her early departure her father, mother, 3 brothers (Lee, Percy, and Mark), 4 sisters (Bertha-Mrs. Jacob Yoder, Ruth, Minnie, and Catherine), 2 nieces, one grandfather, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the Locust Grove Church, in charge of the brethren Emanuel Peachey and John Zook. Text, Eccl. 12:1.
Yoder.-Samuel R., son of the late Jonas and Katie Zook Yoder, was born July 5, 1869, near Belleville, Pa.; died Sept. 22, 1944; aged 75 y. 2 m. 17 d. He had been afflicted with dropsy and neuralgia of the heart for the past several years, expressing a desire to leave the scenes of this life as his affliction grew more distressing. He bore his suffering patiently to the end, however, and expressed his appreciation for the loving care of those who ministered to him. He was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church since its organization. On Feb. 20, 1908, he was united in marriage to Jemima E. Yoder. To this union 9 children were born, 3 of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 sons (Jonas, Urie, and Jesse), and 3 daughters (Julia-Mrs. Jefferson Hartzler; Katie-Mrs. Moses A. Yoder; and Naomi-Mrs. Thomas Hartzler). He was the last survivor of a family of 7 children. Funeral services were held at the home Sept. 24, in charge of the brethren J. L. Mast. E. B. Peachey, and John B. Zook. Text, I Cor. 15:57, 58.
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Hartzler.-Harvey J., son of Samuel D. and Libbie B. (Yoder) Hartzler, was born near Belleville, Pa., Nov. 1, 1909; died at the Lewistown, Pa., Hospital, Sept. 25, 1944; aged 34 y. 10 m. 24 d. His death was caused by pernicious anemia. He was sick many times in the last ten years, but was able to work at his trade as a carpenter most of the time until April of this year, when it was necessary for his to have a mastoid operation. His strength continued to fail since that time, although all was done for him that medical hands could do. Two weeks before his death he suddenly became ill and was taken to the hospital, but death came as a relief for him. He never complained, though he suffered much. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, and was a faithful member of the Locust Grove Church, being willing to help wherever he was needed. He will be greatly missed in the home, in the church, and in the community. On Dec. 26, 1935, he was united in marriage to Ellie C. Peachey. He leaves to mourn his early departure his sorrowing companion, 2 sons (Roy and Harvey Lee), one daughter (Ethel), his parents, and 2 sisters (Lena-Mrs. Bennett Byler, and Tura, 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. 28 at the home by John L. Mast, and at the Locust Grove Church by John B. Zook and Emanuel B. Peachey. Text, Jas. 5:11. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Kilmer.-Philip W., son of Philip R. and Mary Weaver Kilmer, was born Aug. 15, 1885, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind.; departed this life Sept. 27, 1944; aged 59 y. 1 m. 12 d. He lived all his life in the vicinity in which he was born, with the exception of a few years which he spent in Ohio when he was a young man. On Sept. 19, 1915, he was united in marriage to Ella Kohli. To this union were born 8 children, three of whom (Milo, Paul, and Elsie) died in infancy. He united with the Wisler Mennonite church in young manhood but transferred his membership to the Salem Mennonite Church on March 31, 1924. He was a zealous worker for the Lord and was faithful unto the end. He served as a trustee and Sunday-school teacher for many years, and was always at his place of worship as long as health permitted. He had a great concern for the spiritual welfare of his family, and his counsels and admonitions should long be remembered. He suffered from a heart ailment for the last eight months, and in spite of all that loving hands could do, the hand of death could not be stayed. He was fully resigned to the Lord's will and bore his suffering patiently and with Christian fortitude. He enjoyed singing, and on the last Sunday of his life, when several brethren and sisters met in his home to sing for him, he joined with them in singing several of the songs. We trust that today he is singing, with the redeemed host of heaven, praises to a loving God who doeth all things well. Surviving, besides his beloved companion, are 3 daughters (Marietta-Mrs. Earl Bontrager, New Paris, Ind.; Anna Mabel, and Wilma Leona), 2 sons (Sanford Otis and Willard Everett), and 2 grandchildren (Irvin Stanley and Lois Lauraine Bontrager). He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Katherine-Mrs. Joe Lehman, Nappanee, Ind.; John, Rittman, Ohio; Lydian-Mrs. David Ressler, Seville, Ohio; Emma-Mrs. Harvey Martin, Goshen, Ind.; Mary-Mrs. Henry Horning, Goodville, Pa.; David, Seville, Ohio; and Henry, Ephrata, Pa. His parents and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, conducted by F. E. Freed and R. F. Yoder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Leatherman.-Jacob Swartz Leatherman, son of the
late Jacob L. and Elizabeth Swartz Leatherman, was born near Pipersville,
Pa., April14, 1877; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville,
Pa., July 7, 1944; aged 67 y. 2 m. 23 d. A heart attack suffered
earlier in the day was the cause of his death. His passing was
a peaceful one, having expressed his trust in the righteousness
of Christ and His forgiving grace, in his last hours, to members
of the immediate family. In his earlier years, he was a member
of the Deep Run Mennonite Church, and later transferred his membership
to the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Preceding him in death
were his first wife, Laura Kratz Leatherman, and a daughter Laura.
Surviving him are his widow, Sallie Detweiler Leatherman, and
5 children, born of his first marriage: Quintus K., Souderton,
Pa.; Mrs. Walter Shull, Danboro, Pa.; Allen K., Perkasie, Pa.;
Walter J., Lancaster, Pa.; and Orpha K, La Junta, Colo. Two brothers
(John S., Perkasie, Pa., and Daniel S., Lancaster, Pa.) and 7
grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted at
his late residence by Melvin Bishop and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite
Church by Wilson R. Moyer.
Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.-Mattie M., daughter of John and Fannie (Lantz) Zook, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Oct. 8, 1868; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Kauffman, near Hutchinson, Kans.; Sept. 14, 1944; aged 75 y. 11 m. 6 d. In 1885 she moved with her parents to Cass Co., Mo., near Garden City. At the age of seventeen she confessed Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. On March 7, 1889, she was united in marriage to Levi J. Miller. To this union 10 children were born: Carrie Kropf, Halsey, Oreg.; Ada Shetler, Hesston, Kans.; John E., Filer, Ida.; Ora A., Kalispell, Mont.; Allie Kauffman, Hutchinson, Kans.; Emery T., Twin Falls, Ida.; Samuel A., Kalispell, Mont.; Edna Wideman, Unionville, Ont.; Floyd E., Windom, Kans.; and Joe D., Filer, Ida. She was the first to break the family circle. She also leaves 2 brothers (Menno S. and Jonathan T., La Junta, Colo.), 60 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded her in death in infancy. She was a faithful wife and mother, often caring for the home and children while her husband was away preaching the Gospel. Her health began to fail in February, and when she was not able to perform her home duties, she and her husband went to Oregon for seven weeks. Afterwards they came to Kansas to make their home with their daughter. The cause of her death was hardening of the arteries. During her last days she often said that she wanted to go to Jesus. Funeral services were held at the Yoder Church, conducted by Sanford E. King and Harry A. Diener. Text, Prov. 31:29. Interment was made in the Yoder Cemetery.
Moser.-Anna Nafziger Moser, wife of Daniel B. Moser (deceased), was born June 19, 1871, near Croghan, N.Y.; died Sept. 13, 1944; aged 73 y. 2 m. 25 d. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure, 3 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Joseph Widrick, Jr.; Naomi-Mrs. Lloyd Boshart, Croghan; and Dorothy-Mrs. Nicholas Gingerich, Lowville, N.Y., 2 sons (Nathan, Rome, N.Y.; and Eleazer, in C.P.S., Ypsilanti, Mich.), 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. David Farney, Corghan; and Mrs. Jacob Stoltzfus, Lowville), and a host of other relatives and friends. On the day of her departure she went about her usual duties, apparently being in normal health. In the afternoon and evening she visited with friends, and it was while engaging in this last act of mercy that she departed from this world, as a result of a heart attack. She united with the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church near Croghan in early life and faithfully performed her Christian duties to God and His church until He saw fit to call her home. Her seat was seldom vacant in a religious service, which manifested her marked interest in things eternal. Her life too was a pattern well worth noting, since she would not compromise her faith at any cost. Funeral services were held at the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church at Croghan, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 17.
Souder.-Abram R., son of the late John and Fanny Souder, was born July 9, 1870; died at his home in Goodville, Pa., July 12, 1944; aged 74 y. 3 d. On Nov. 24, 1892, he was united in marriage to Anna Martin, who preceded him in death two years ago. He is survived by the following children: Bertha (wife of Israel Musser), Mrs. Anna Witmer, and Harry, all of Goodville; Frances, (wife of Joseph Good), Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; and Abram, of near Goodville. An infant daughter preceded him in death. Ten grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. William Horst, Blue Ball, Pa.) also survive him. He was a faithful member of the Goodville Mennonite Church, being present when health permitted until thirteen years ago, when he suffered the amputation of his left leg. After this he was able to atend church services only occasionally, spending most of his time in his chair. He was able to walk about some with the aid of crutches. After an illness of ten days from a heart ailment, he peacefully passed away. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Goodville Mennonite Church by Paul Graybill and Aaron Weaver. Text, II Cor. 4:17,18. Interment was made in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "atend" as in the original.
Swartzendruber.-Barbara, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Bender) Hershberger, was born near Kalona, Ia., Oct. 27, 1884; passed away at her home near Wellman, Ia., Sept. 23, 1944; aged 59 y. 10 m. 26 d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and devoted member until death. On Jan. 13, 1903, she was united in marriage to Mahlon D. Swartzendruber. To this union were born 8 children: Ora, Clarence, Mabel-Mrs. Wm. Zook Ernest, Cordell-Mrs. Rolland Yoder, all living in the near-by community, and Emerson and Genevieve at home. Her parents, 2 sisters, one brother, and an infant son preceded her in death. She also leaves 2 sisters (Mrs. Lucy Miller, Wellman, Ia., and Lydia, who had her home with her departed sister for many years). She had been in usual health. Upon retiring for the night and being unable to sleep, she rose with a severe heart attack and in about twenty minutes life had ebbed away. Thus we are reminded again that life is very uncertain and that we should be ready for death at any moment. Because of her motherly spirit and kindliness in the home, and her very unexpected death, her family will very keenly feel her loss. She was much interested in her family's spiritual welfare, as well as in church and Sunday-school work, always desiring to attend when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Lower Creek Church Sept. 26, in charge of J. Y. Swartzendruber and J. Irvin Lehman.
Weaver.-Menno W., son of Christian Z. and Fannie (Wenger) Weaver, was born Nov. 20, 1870, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind.; died Sept. 14, 1944, at his home in Wakarusa, Ind.; aged 73 y. 9 m. 24 d. On May 6, 1895, he united with the Mennonite Church, and retained his membership continuously for nearly fifty years in the Holdeman congregation. On Oct. 22, 1899, he was united in marriage with Catherine Flickinger. To this union were born 4 sons and one daughter: Edwin L., Mahlon A., Willis W., Harley C., and Inez V. Willis passed away Sept. 5, 1920. The wife and remaining children survive, together with 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 brothers: John and Eli, of near Goshen, Ind. and Christian, of near Nappanee. Since the spring of 1941 he had been in failing health as the result of a stroke of paralysis, but was quite active until two weeks before his death. He was a strong and mature Christian, and from conversion until near the time of his passing was a faithful worker in the church and Sunday-school activities of his home congregation. Through most of his Christian life he was teacher in the Sunday School and served a number of years as superintendent. He was also in the lot three times for minister. He was a constant reader of the Bible, and his loyal and conservative Christian life is an abiding inspiration. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Olive Church, conducted by Warren Shaum, S. L. Weldy, and D. A. Yoder.
Transcriber's note I'm not sure if "Flickinger" is spelled right, in the original the print was not clear.
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Bachman.-John, son of Andrew and Catherine Sutter Bachman, was born in Roanoke Twp., Woodford Co. Ill., Dec. 29, 1859; passed away Sept. 30, 1944, at his home in Roanoke, Ill.; aged 84 y. 9 m. 1 d. He united with the Amish Mennonite church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. On Jan. 27, 1883, he was united in marriage to Susan Bertsche, who preceded him in death Aug. 27, 1922. To this union were born 7 children, 5 of whom remain to mourn his departure: Andrew S., Eureka; Kathryn Ellen Woolley and Alvin, Secor; and Benjamin D. and Henry D., Roanoke. All of these were present at his bedside when he was called home. One son (Albert) and one daughter (Lydia) preceded him in death. He also leaves one sister (Emma Studer, Roanoke), one brother (Jacob C., Lowpoint), 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He farmed in the vicinity of Roanoke until 1919, when he retired and moved to Roanoke, where he spent the remainder of his life. On Oct. 27, 1941, he was united in marriage to Clara S. Carver, who tenderly and faithfully stood by his side and did all that loving hands could do for him. Funeral service were held Oct. 3, in charge of Joseph Reber, assisted by D. M. Hostetler.
Cooprider.-Nora Mae, daughter of Simon H. and Katie Plank King, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 7, 1905; passed away at the McPherson, Kans., Hospital, Sept. 25, 1944, after an illness of ten months; aged 39 y. 8 m. 18 d. On Aug. 11, 1927, she was united in marriage to George Cooprider. To this union were born 2 sons: Walter Ray and Fred Mervin. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and was actively interested in the work of the church and Sunday school. Her mother preceded her in death when she was quite young, and for some years she made her home with kind friends and relatives. She attended high school at Minot, N. Dak., and Hesston College, graduating with the class of 1925. In the fall of 1943 she suffered an attack of influenza and slowly failed in health under skilled medical care. Early in August, 1944, her physicians advised her to begin intensive treatment for relief from the effects of Addison's disease. After spending forty-four days in Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Kans., and McPherson Hospital, she had gained enough strength to be moved to her home. After four days of supreme joy and happiness, however, she was stricken with pleurisy, whish terminated in pneumonia, and was immediately returned to McPherson Hospital, where she passed away the next day, after a brief period of consciousness and fond farewell to her husband. Besides her husband and 2 sons, she is survived by her father and stepmother and many other relatives and friends. One brother (Carl) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the West Liberty Mennonite Church, Windom, Kans., on Sept. 28, in charge of the home ministers, M. M. Troyer and J. G. Hartzler.
Eberly.-Aaron, son of Henry and Martha Martin Eberly, was born near Orrville, Ohio, April 25, 1863; passed to his eternal home Sept. 9, 1944, at the Mennonite Old People's Home near Rittman, Ohio; aged 81 y. 4 m. 14 d. On Dec. 15, 1887, he was united in marriage to Susie Eschliman, who preceded him in death Nov. 9, 1889. To this union was born one son, who died in infancy. On March 15, 1900, he was married to Anna Eyman, who preceded him death nearly four years ago. God blessed this union with 3 children, Jay, Baltimore, Ohio; Ralph, Orrville, Ohio; and Esther, Dalton, Ohio. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Jonas Eschliman; Ida-Mrs. Orrie Jackson; Mary-Mrs. John Hertzler; and Elizabeth-Mrs. D. F. Ressler), besides many other relatives and friends. Four brothers preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received as a member of the Martins Mennonite Church in Oct, 1886. He yielded himself devotedly to the service of his Master and the church, and was called to the ministry Dec. 6, 1903. He was ordained at the Pleasant View Church but was to serve both Pleasant View and Martins, which at that time were considered as one congregation. In this capacity he labored faithfully as long as health permitted. Funeral services were in charge of Sanford Mumaw, who was assisted by O. N. Johns (who preached the sermon from Acts 13:36), E. F. Hartzler, J. A. Liechty, and J. S. Gerig. Interment was made in Martins Cemetery.
Egli.-Dale Edward, son of Louie and Rose Egli, was born Sept. 16, 1925, near Manson, Ia.; departed this life Oct. 1, 1944, at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Dodge, Ia.; aged 19 y. 14 d. His death came two weeks following a car accident in which he suffered brain injuries. The loving hands of his parents cared for him constantly during the two weeks of his illness. Those of us who knew Dale will remember him especially for his energetic nature and for his friendly disposition, which won him many friends. At the age of thirteen he united with the Manson Mennonite Church. He leaves his parents, 2 sisters (Mrs. Donald Kauffman, of Manson, and Katherine), and one brother (Paul), besides many other relatives and friends. In our sorrow we yield our will in submission to Him who said, "My grace is sufficient for thee."
Gable.-Minnie May, daughter of the late Henry and Angeline (Tyson) Gable, was born in York Co., Pa., Nov. 13, 1868; passed away after an illness of one week, Aug. 21, 1944; aged 75 y. 9 m. 8 d. At the age of eighteen she was received into the Stony Brook Mennonite Church and remained a loyal, consistent member until death. Her life was spent in loving service to others. She cared for an invalid aunt and an aged uncle (Pre. Moses Stauffer and wife) until they passed away. She also took into her home an orphaned niece at the age of four years and cared for her until womanhood, and it was in this home that she lived and labored. Her hands were always busy doing acts of kindness. Her constant companions these last years were her Bible and the church periodicals. She is survived by 4 brothers and 34 nieces and nephews. Home is not he same place since Aunt Minnie is gone, but we wouldn't wish her back, for it was her desire to depart. Funeral services were held at the Stony Brook Church in charge of the home ministers and Bro. Richard Danner. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lenhard.-John Lenhard was born in Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 12, 1852; passed away Sept. 18, 1944, at the home of his son Harley, Howell, Mich.; aged 91 y. 11 m. 6 d. At the age of eighteen he moved to Michigan. On Jan. 3, 1875, he was married to Christena Livingston, who passed away March 25, 1928. To this union 2 sons were born: Moses P., who died in 1937, and Harley L., with whom he made his home for the past seven years. He also leaves 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Ten years ago he united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Bowne Mennonite Church, near Clarksville, Mich., in charge of Nelson Kauffman and T. E. Schrock. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Linder.-Eli, son of the late Peter and Barbara Krabill Linder, was born near Harrisonburg, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1882; died at his home near the same place, Oct. 4, 1944; aged 62 y. 7 m. 25 d. At the age of fourteen he accepted Christ and united with the Beech Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until the end. On Dec. 21, 1905, he was united in marriage to Lizzie Schmucker. To this union were born 12 children. He was a loving and devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, and a regular church attendant when health permitted. For the last few years his heart condition was such that he was unable to do any strenuous work, but was able to be about, doing lighter things here and there until the very end, which came suddenly and rather unexpectedly. He leaves to mourn his departure, his companion, 5 sons (Ervin, Greystone Park, N.J.; Ray, Alliance, Ohio; Earl, Flint, Mich.; and Leonard and Curtis, at home), 6 daughters (Ada-Mrs. Rudolf Yoder, Columbiana, Ohio; and Helen, Margaret, Eva, Lena, and Luella, all at home), 2 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Joseph and Daniel, Louisville, Ohio, and Amos, Alliance, Ohio), with many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, 6 brothers, 3 sisters, and one daughter (Jean) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held from the home and the Beech Mennonite Church in charge of O. N. Johns, assisted by J. A. Liechty. Text, Matt. 24:44. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Sandoe.-Paul A., son of the late John and Ida Sandoe, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 22, 1915; passed away at the Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital, Aug. 7, 1944; aged 29 y. 5 m. 22 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. On Nov. 8, 1941, he was united in marriage to Helen Ziegler, who survives him. He is also survived by his mother and many friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at Mellinger's Mennonite Church on Aug. 9, in charge of Harry Lefever and David Landis. Text, Phil. 4:4. Interment was made in Mellinger's Cemetery.
Schrock.-Barbara Ellen, daughter of Jerry M. and Susanna Troyer, was born in Miama Co., Ind., June 22, 1869; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Noah Zimmerman, Greensburg, Kans., Aug. 5, 1944; aged 75 y. 1 m. 13 d. In girlhood she moved with her parents to Kansas, where she lives in different localities. On Sept. 11, 1887, she was united in marriage to John Schrock, who preceded her in death nearly eleven years ago. Surviving are 2 daughters (Pearl Zimmerman, Greensburg, Kans., and Fannie Garber, Argonia, Kans.), 3 sons (Noah, Ligonier, Ind.; Olly, New York; and Freedley, Hesston, Kans.), 25 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers, and one sister, besides many other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Church since girlhood and was always a conscientious Christian. In earlier life she was very active, always lending a helping hand to a neighbor or friend. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Mennonite Church, Greensburg, Kans., in charge of E. M. Yost. Interment was made in the Greensburg Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Miama" as in the original.
Steffy.-John K., son of Noah and Eliza Keemer Steffy, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 26, 1858; passed away Aug. 30, 1944; aged 86 y. 4 m. 4 d. On Feb. 5, 1885, he was united in marriage to Lizzie Parmer, who survives him. To this union were born 2 children; Alice (wife of Elam S. Horst) and Noah P., both of Bareville, Pa. He is also survived by 2 brothers (Hiram, Line Lexington; and Levi, Talmage), 2 sisters (Eliza Lutz, Mohnton; and Catherine Eurich, Bareville), 12 grandchildren, 3 foster grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He accepted Christ in his youth and was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church for many years, being a regular attendant until about a year ago, when he suffered a light stroke. He never fully recovered in mind and speech, but was able to be around until two days before his death. Funeral services were held at the Groffdale Church Sept. 2, in charge of Noah Mack, Mahlon Witmer and Eli Sauder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Brubaker.-Benjamin F. Brubaker was born Aug. 13, 1862; passed away at his home in Mt. Joy, Pa., May 28, 1944; aged 81 y. 9 m. 15 d. On Jan. 19, 1888, he was united in marriage to Mazie Noll, who passed was Oct. 24, 1915. He leaves 5 children (Ruth-Mrs. Daniel E. Burbaker, Mt. Joy; Levi, Manheim, Pa.; Elam, Paris; and Anna, Mt. Joy), 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, his second wife, and 3 brothers (Peter, Mt. Joy; and Harry and Abram, Manheim). He was interested in and helped gather much information for the new Brubaker genealogy. He also enjoyed raising vegetable and flower plants, and was busy until a few months before his death, when he suffered a heart attack. He was a member of Erisman's Mennonite Church for many years and was active in the work of the church and Sunday school. Funeral services were held at Erisman's Church, May 31, in charge of Henry Lutz and Martin Metzler.
Burkholder.-Emma Ellen, daughter of John A. and Mamie Martin Yoder, was born Feb. 19, 1902, near Parnell, Ia.; died on the way to the Iowa City Hospital, Oct. 12, 1944; aged 42 y. 7 m. 23 d. At the age of twelve she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On July 24, 1927, she was united in marriage to Christian Burkholder. She is survived by her husband and 6 children (Opal, Stanley, Donald, John, Daniel, and Mary Jane), her father and mother, 2 brothers and one sister (Rollin, of Wellman; Earnie, of Parnell; and Mrs. Omar Marner, of Kalona), besides other relatives and friends. She was a faithful wife and mother and manifested a deep concern for her family, and the church. Funeral services were held at the home by Edward Diener, and at the Wellman Mennonite Church by W. S. Guengerich and George S. Miller. She, with her infant son by her side, was laid to rest in the West Union Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: The obituary mentioned an infant son who also died.
Carpenter.-Elizabeth R., daughter of the late Isaac and Marie Burkholder of Farmersville, Pa.; passed away at her home near Waverly, Va., Oct. 2, 1944; aged 86 y. 9 m. 26 d. On Oct. 26, 1876, she was united in marriage to Wayne Miller Carpenter, who preceded her in death. She is survived by ten children, as follows: Volney B., of Waverly; Mrs. Lloyd Overly, New Holland, Pa.; Lee B., of Waverly; Mrs. Minnie Bryant, of Waverly; Mrs. Beata Lindsay of Waverly; Uriah B., of Hopewell, Va.; Miles B., of Waverly; Allen B., Boston, N.Y.; Hugh B., Richmond, Va.; and Bryan B., Pittsburgh, Pa. Three sisters, all of Lancaster Co., Pa., also survive. They lived near Brownstown, Pa., until 1895, when they moved to Pine Hill, near Lititz, Pa. In 1902 they moved to Virginia, near Waverly. After retiring from active life, they made their home in Florida for a short time, later returning to their Virginia home. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, having been baptized at Metzler's Church, near Farmersville, Pa. Interment was made in the Waverly Cemetery.
Longenecker.-Rachel Ebersole Longenecker, daughter of Levi and Anna Ebersole of Elizabethtown, Pa., was born Dec. 24, 1921; died Sept. 23, 1944, at the Keystone Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa., after an illness of six weeks; aged 22 y. 9 m. 30 d. On Dec. 25, 1942, she was united in marriage to Paul Longenecker of Middletown, Pa., who is left to mourn her early departure. Also surviving are 9 brothers and sisters (Clarence and Lester, Bainbridge, Pa.; Ernest, Herbert, Arlene, Paul, Daniel, Dorothy, and Marlin, all at home), besides many other relatives and friends. She was a devoted wife and will be greatly missed in the home. She was always willing to help others and had a smile for everyone she met. Early in life she accepted Christ and united with Good's Mennonite Church, being a helpful worker in the Sunday school. Funeral Services were held Sept. 27 at the home and at Strickler's Mennonite Church, in charge of David Miller, Ira Miller, and Noah Risser. Text, Isa. 55:8, 9. Interment was made in Good's Mennonite Cemetery.
Loucks.-Sadie Loucks, daughter of the late John and Jane Philippi Enos, was born near Confluence, Somerset Co., Pa., Oct. 12, 1865; died after an extended illness at her home at Scottdale, Pa., Oct. 9, 1944; aged 78 y. 11 m. 27 d. Her first marriage was to Wm. Saylor. They resided in Scottdale and vicinity for some time and then moved to near Champion, Pa. After her first husband's death she moved back to Scottdale in 1921, where she lived until the time of her death. She was married to Aaron Loucks on Oct. 12, 1933. She is survived by her husband, 2 children (Ralph Saylor, Stahstown, Pa.; and Mrs. Malinda Newill, Connellsville, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Justin and John Enos, Confluence, Pa.; and Milton Enos, of California), and one sister (Mrs. Amanda Hays, Scottdale). She was a member of the Scottdale Mennonite Church for forty-nine years, having been received by baptism in October, 1895. She lives a quiet, consistent, and helpful Christian life and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Services were held at her late home and at the Scottdale Church, Oct. 12, in charge of J. L. Horst and A. J. Metzler. Interment was made at Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Champion, Pa.
Martin.-Wayne Daniel, infant son of J. Marks and Virginia Moyers Martin, was born at Broadway, Va., Sept. 30, 1944, and passed away after a brief stay of two hours. We were happy in being blessed with a son, but we are also happy submissive to the Lord's will in calling him away so soon. Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob E. Martin and Mrs. Ida B. Moyers. Brief funeral services, in charge of Timothy Showalter, were held at the grave on Oct. 1. Interment was made in Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Nussbaum.-Harold Dean, son of Harvey and Evelyn (Amstutz) Nussbaum, was born at Mt. Eaton, Ohio, June 16, 1940; died Oct. 6, 1944, shortly after he was hit by a coal truck while crossing the street; aged 4 y. 3 m. 20 d. "Deannie" (as he was known among those nearest and dearest), was here on earth for just a brief period of time, but long enough to endear himself to the family and friends, and bring much joy and sunshine into his home. His sweet smile and childish conversation will be sadly missed in the home. While playing he was often heard singing the little chorus, "Heavenly Sunshine," which was his favorite. He enjoyed being with his brother and playmates, and when there would be treats to divide among the children, he would often pass all, forgetting himself so that he would have to go for more if he was to have some. He leaves to mourn his early and sudden departure, father, mother, one brother (Howard), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Nussbaum and Mr. and Mrs. Amos B. Amstutz), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at Desvoignes Funeral Home in Mt. Eaton and at the Kidron Mennonite Church, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, Allen Bixler, and Isaac Zuercher. Text, Matt. 18:2a. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Platt.-Nora B., youngest daughter of the late Benjamin S. and Martha M. Brubaker, was born at Freeport, Ill., April 13, 1895; died at the Sarasota, Fla., Hospital Oct 11, 1944; aged 49 y. 5 m. 28 d. She underwent a serious operation last December, followed by X-ray treatments. During the month of July she submitted to more X-ray treatments and was badly burned. Her death was caused by the after effects of these treatments and a nervous breakdown. Two weeks before her death she entered the Sarasota Hospital. The last few days of her life she lay in a coma. She united with the Friendship Baptist Church of Sarasota, where her husband had his membership, and was a teacher of the Bible Class and adult Sunday-school class there. She was also affiliated with W.M.U. work in the First Baptist Church of that city. On June 18, 1924, she was united in marriage to Percy E. Platt. She is survived by her husband, one daughter (Elinor), one sister (Elva-Mrs. J. S. Gingrich, of Vancouver), one brother (Ralph M., of Freeport, Ill.). Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at the Friendship Baptist Church, in charge of J. E. McLeod. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Stauffer.-Mary Jane, daughter of the late John H. and Lydia Longacre, was born in Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., May 8, 1865; departed this life at her home near Spring City, Pa., Oct. 8, 1944; aged 79 y. 5 m. On Dec. 24, 1887, she was united in marriage to Jacob L. Stauffer. On Jan. 6, 1895, she was received into the Vincent Mennonite Church and lived a faithful, consistent life. For nearly thirty years she taught the beginners' class in Sunday school, and by her quiet and unassuming disposition was an inspiration to many. She is survived by her husband (who has been confined to his bed for over two years and to whom she ministered faithfully till her illness of heart condition and dropsy), 3 sons and one daughter (John L., Harrisonburg, Va., Rudy L., Wooster, Ohio-both ministers of the Gospel; Mary-Mrs. Allen B. Guntz, at home; and Clayton L., Phoenixville, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death in infancy. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Vincent Church Oct. 12 by Amos Kolb, Henry G. Bechtel and Elmer G. Kolb. Texts, Heb. 13:14; Ps. 116:7, 8. Interment was made in the Vincent Cemetery.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana