Eash. --- Joseph J., son of Jacob C. Nancy Kaufman Eash, was born near Hollsopple, Pa., June 1, 1857; died near his birthplace Jan. 16, 1945; aged 87 y. 7 m. 15 d. On Feb. 10, 1881, he was married to Annie Eppley. To this union four children were born. He is survived by 2 daughters (Mrs. Minnie Naugle, and Salome - wife of Cloyd Eash), 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one brother, 4 half brothers, and 2 half sisters. His wife and two sons preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Kaufman Mennonite Church, Jan. 19, conducted by James Saylor, Harry Y. Shetler, and Irwin Holsopple. Burial was made in the Blough Cemetery.
Good. --- Noah G., son of Solomon B. and Fannie (Gehman) Good, was born in Bowmansville, Pa., Dec. 15, 1861; died at his home near Bowmansville, Jan. 10, 1945; aged 83 y. 26 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. On Oct. 20, 1888, he was united in marriage to Lydia G. Kurtz, who died July 21, 1893. Three children were born to this union. On Oct. 27, 1895, he was united in marriage to Nancy (Weaver) Nolt, who passed away March 19, 1929. Surviving him are one son (Solomon), one daughter (Maggie, who cared for him during several years of illness, one foster son (Bertram Leaman, East Earl, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother (William G.). An infant son and a foster son (David McCollough) also preceded him. Funeral services were held Jan. 13, at the home by Benjamin Weaver, and at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by J. Paul Graybill and Moses G. Gehman. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Good. --- Sally Susan, two-month-old daughter of Norman M. and Mary Hurst Good, of near Bowmansville, Pa., died Jan. 21, 1945, of infant trouble. Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother (Leonard R.), one sister Norma Jean), maternal grandparents (Mrs. And Mrs. Jacob Hurst), paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. William Good), and one great-grandmother (Mrs. Mary Ann Burkhart). Funeral services were held at the Pine Grove Church with interment in the near-by cemetery.
Horner. --- Joseph S., son of Gabriel and Isabelle Shrock Horner, was born near Peru, Ind., Nov. 2, 1864; passed away at his home near Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 18, 1945; aged 80 y. 2 m. 16 d. For a number of months his health had been failing, but he was critically ill only a few days. In 1889 he was married to Emma Kendall, who with the following children cherishes the fond memories of a devoted father in the home: Jesse, John, Anson, Effie Sommers, Elvin, Lloyd, Drusilla, Spurgeon, and Roscoe. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mina Dice, of Peru), and one brother (Lewis, Alton, Ill.). He was preceded in death by four children, who died in infancy, and five grandchildren. As a young man he united with the United Brethren Church, but a few years later, placed his membership with the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church. In 1889 he was ordained to the ministry and served faithfully in this capacity for over fifty-five years. At the time of his death he was among the oldest ministers in point of service in the Mennonite Church. With the exception of seven years spent in Manistee Co., Mich., he labored faithfully with the Howard-Miami congregation during these years. His last sermon was based on the subject, "The Power of God," and was preached to the local congregation Feb. 6, 1944. The last public church service he was privileged to enjoy was on Dec. 31, 1944. He ministered to the spiritual needs of many. The last audible scripture which he was heard to repeat was, "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Funeral services were held at the Howard-Miami Church Jan. 21, in charge of Lester Mann (text, I Pet. 1:3) and N. M. Slabaugh (text, Ps. 17:15b). Burial was made in the Mast Cemetery.
Kaiser. --- Mary Ann, daughter of Clifford and Rhoda Grooms Kaiser, was born May 29, 1944; died at her home in Pond Bank, Pa., Jan. 9, 1945; aged 7 m. 10 d. Besides her parents, she leaves her grandparents (Chester and Sarah Grooms), a great-grandmother (Delia Grooms), and a great grandfather (John Shaffer). This little jewel brought sunshine and cheer to the home, but the great Gardener soon plucked this bud for His heavenly realms above. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing ones with His comforting and sustaining grace. Funeral services were held at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church Jan. 12, in charge of Harvey E. Shank. Text, Jer. 31:15, 16. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Musser. --- Amos N., son of John and Kathryn Nissley Musser, was born near Mt. Joy, Pa., Sept. 4, 1865; passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 27, 1944, following an operation; aged 79 y. 2 m. 23 d. On Oct. 1, he suffered a heart attack and was bedfast from that time on. A week before his death he was removed to the hospital. On Oct. 13, 1887, he was united in marriage to Kathryn F. Hess, who survives him. He also leaves two sons: Frank H., Salunga, Pa., and Amos H., of Mt. Joy. He had a great concern for the welfare of his family and will always be remembered as a loving, devoted husband and father. In early life he united with the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church and was a faithful and active member. His place was seldom vacant during church services. He served as secretary and treasurer of the Sunday school and also as trustee for a number of years. He will be greatly missed in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were held at the Salunga Mennonite Church, conducted by Jacob Charles, Raymond Charles, and Noah Risser. Text, Nah. 1:7. He was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Schrock. --- Tobias, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schrock, was born April 4, 1862, in Canada; passed from this life Jan. 18, 1945, at the home of his son, Tobe T. Schrock, near Howe, Ind.; aged 82 y. 9 m. 14 d. He came to Lagrange Co., Ind., in his youth. On Feb. 17, 1887, he was united in marriage to Annie Miller. They moved to New York state, where they lived for three years. They came to Indiana sixteen years ago. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church since coming back to Indiana. He suffered a stroke nearly four years ago and was in failing health since that time. The last year he was gradually getting weaker. His home was blessed with nine children. His wife and 2 daughters preceded him in death. There remain 6 sons and one daughter (Samuel T., Shipshewana, Ind., Reuben T., Wolcottville, Ind.; Levi T., Middlebury, Ind.; Joni T., Hutchinson, Kans.; Fannie, wife of Joe J. Yoder, of Hutchinson; Moses T., of Wolcottville; and Tobe T., Howe, Ind.), 4 brothers, one half brother, 47 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and mamy other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at the Shore Church, conducted by Josiah J. Miller and Edwin J. Yoder. Burial was made in the Yoder Cemetery.
Snyder. --- Jacob S., son of Christian and Fannie Stauffer Snyder, was born in East Donegal Twp., Pa., Oct. 27, 1856; entered into rest Jan. 8, 1945 at Mt. Joy, Pa.; aged 88 y. 2 m. 11 d. On Oct. 18, 1888, he was united in marriage to Lizzie Forry. He is survived by his sorrowing widow and many nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Mt. Joy and Kraybill Mennonite Church, and his place was seldom vacant when health permitted. He had a great longing to go to meet his Lord and all his loved ones gone before. His place cannot be filled, but we submit to His will, knowing that our loss is his gain. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at the home and the Mt. Joy Church, in charge of Henry Lutz, Amos Hess, and Henry Garber. Text, II Cor. 5:1-4. The body was laid to rest in the Kraybill Cemetery.
Sommers. --- Benjamin, son of Henry and Clara (Schlabach) Sommers, was born near Uniontown, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1928; died at the Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1945; aged 16 y. 10 m. 19 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters (Irma - Mrs. Andy Troyer, John, Andrew, Willis, Walter, Catherine, Mary, and Paul), one nephew and 2 grandfathers preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized and received into the Amish Mennonite Church the past summer. His younger brother was bedding the horses. Wanting to make one of them move over, he raised the fork over his shoulder, (tines pointing backward), prepared to strike it. At the same moment Ben came walking into the stable, unknown to his brother. One tine struck him, entering above the right eye and puncturing a blood vessel and the brain. He was rushed to the hospital, where all was done for him that loving hands could do, but he passed away twenty-five hours later, without regaining consciousness. Funeral services were held Jan. 10, at the home by Jonathan King and at the Walnut Grove Church by John Lapp and Seth Byler. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Sommers. --- Menno B., son of Ben and Catherine (Hershberger) Sommers, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 11, 1871; died at his home near Uniontown, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1944; aged 73 y. 6 m. 25 d. He leaves to mourn his departure, his sorrowing wife (Sarah Hostetler Sommers), 2 sons (Ben, of Uniontown, and Enos, Hartville, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. Lovina Miller, of Uniontown, and Mrs. Barbara Detweiler, Middlefield, Ohio), 3 brothers (Levi, Trail, Ohio; Manasses and Allen, of Uniontown), 30 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. Five sons and three daughters preceded him in death. His death was caused by cancer of the spine, from which he suffered much for about six months. He was baptized and received into the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member till death. We feel that our loss is his gain. Funeral services were held Dec. 9 at the home of his son Ben by Dan J. F. Miller and Jos. D. Coblentz. His body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Stalter. --- Daniel D. Stalter was born April 17, 1877, near Flanagan, Ill.; passed to his reward at his home in Flanagan, Jan. 12, 1945; aged 67 y. 8 m. 25 d. In his youth he united with the Waldo Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member throughout life. On Feb. 7, 1901, he was united in marriage to Alice Miller of Lagrange, Ind. He became seriously ill on Jan. 3, but did not complain, quietly submitting himself to the will of God. He is survived by his wife, 9 children (Wilbert, Chenoa, Ill.; Orval, Oakland, Calif.; Irvin, Peoria, Ill.; Gladys - Mrs. Lloyd Zehr, Flanagan; Lloyd, Eureka, Ill.; Milo, Marlboro, N. J.; Ferne - Mrs. Gilbert Yordy, Graymont, Ill.; Margorie - Mrs. Milton Summer, Rockwell City, Iowa; and Virginia - Mrs. J. Robert Kreider, Clear Spring, Md.), 14 grandchildren, one brother (Simon D., Tofield, Alta.), an done sister (Mrs. Sarah Roth, Woodburn, Oreg.). Three infant grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Church Jan. 14, in charge of J. D. Hartzler.
Stauffer. --- Annie B., daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth Erb, was born Jan. 15, 1865, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at he home of her son Norman, Dec. 31, 1944; aged 79 y. 11 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage to John S. Stauffer, who departed this life March 28, 1937. Two sons survive: Elmer E., Oregon City, Oreg., and Norman E., Lancaster, Pa. She was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the home by Frank Kreider and at yhe East Petersburg Church by Frank Kreider and John Gochnauer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stauffer. --- Lizzie, daughter of Levi and Annie (Brubaker) Witmer, and widow of David B. Stauffer, was born March 17, 1866; died after a short illness, Jan. 2, 1945; aged 78 y. 9 m. 15 d. Her death came as a shock to her family and many friends. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Pike Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member. She is survived by 6 children (Levi W., Ephrata, Pa.; Barbara - wife of Frank Stauffer, of Ephrata; Mary - wife of Joseph Brubaker, of Diamomd Station near Akron, Pa., with whom she resided; Lizzie - wife of Ezra Burkholder, of Ephrata; David W., Loveville, Md.; and Ammon W., of Leonardtown, Md.), 58 grandchildren, 104 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Christ Stauffer, Lititz, Pa.; and Mrs. Samuel Zimmerman, Farmersville, Pa.), and 3 brothers (Eli B., Soudersburg, Pa.; Abram B, Strasburg, Pa.; and Isaac B., Lititz, Pa.) One daughter (Annie), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Jan. 6, at the home of Joseph Brubaker and at the Pike Mennonite Church, in charge of Jacob Stauffer. Text, Mark 14:38, 39. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Steckly. --- Lizzie, daughter of John and Mary Gunden, was born in McPherson Co., Kans., Dec. 12, 1884; died in Pigeon, Mich., on her sixtieth birthday. The end came suddenly from a heart attack while walking on the street in Pigeon. She was recovering from an illness she had eight weeks before, and the end came as a shock to the family and everyone. She always bore her afflictions patiently. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She was of a cheerful disposition, being helpful to her neighbors and friends, devoted to her family, and sincere in her service to Christ. On Nov. 25, 1908, she was united in marriage to Joseph R. Steckly, of Milverton, Ont. They moved on a farm near Pigeon in 1909, where they lived until eight months ago, when they moved to Pigeon. To this union two children were born. Surviving are a deeply bereaved husband, one son (John, of Pigeon), one daughter (Erma - Mrs. Willard Wyse, Midland, Mich. ), 2 grandchildren, her aged mother, and the following brothers and sisters: (Lydia - Mrs. Sol Mayer, Fannie - Mrs. Tom Yoder, Agnes - Mrs. Jesse Byler, and Laura, of Pigeon; John, William, and Mary - Mrs. Mose Albrecht, Bay Port, Mich.; Chris, Goshen, Ind.; and Joseph, Archbold, Ohio. Her father, 3 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the house by Earl Maust and at the church by Jesse Short and Emanuel Swartzendruber. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yothers. --- Isaac O. Yothers died at the home of his only daughter, Mrs. Sylvanus Moyer, Doylestown, Pa., Jan. 12, 1945; aged 90 y. 11 m. 14 d. He was born in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., but most of his active life was spent at Dublin, Pa. His wife, Annie (Kulp) Yothers, died twenty-one years ago. He was the oldest member of the Deep Run Mennoite Church, having been a member for over seventy years. Besides his daughter (Anna Moyer), he leaves 5 sons (Abram, of Dublin; Erwin, Plumsteadville, Pa.; Harvey, Hagersville, Pa.; Harrison, Souderton, Pa.; and John, Allentown, Pa.), 39 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home on account of the storm. The services were in charge of Wilson Overholt, Erwin Nace, Joseph Gross, and Claude Meyers. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Zehr. --- Joseph J. Zehr was born near Croghan, N.Y., Nov. 12, 1878; died suddenly near his home in New Bremen, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1944; aged 66 y. 1 m. 9 d. On June 30, 1904, he was married to Katie Moshier. He leaves his beloved companion, 2 sons and 3 daughters (Elias M., Lowville, N.Y.; Esther - Mrs. Aaron Roggie, of Lowville; Harold J., of Croghan; Savilla - Mrs. Irving Widrick, of New Bremen; and Ruth - Mrs. Bernard Widreick, Kirschnerville, N.Y.), 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. He was ordained a deacon in the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church in 1909 and served in that capacity until 1915, when he was ordained a minister. On Sept. 26, 1943, he was ordained a bishop, which place he faithfully filled when health permitted. He was afflicted for a number of years with heart trouble. Last March he suffered a slight stroke, but partially recovered. The latter part of October they moved from the farm near Kirschnerville to New Bremem. He was much concerned about the welfare of the church and keenly felt his responsibilities. He will be missed in the church as well as by the family. At his sudden death we sorrow, yet we humbly bow and submissively say, "Thou, Lord, doeth all things well." Funeral services were held at the home by Allen Gingerich, and at the Croghan Church by Lloyd Boshart and C. M. Nafziger. Interment was made in the adjoining cemtery.
Bender. --- Daniel Henry Bender was born near Grantsville,
Md., Jan. 18, 1866; peacefully passed away at his home at Albany,
Oreg., Jan. 22, 1945; aged 79 y. 4 d.
At the age of fourteen he was converted and baptized and became a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church.
He was married to Ida E. Miller at Springs, Pa., July 19, 1896. To this union were born three children: Ralph, Scottdale, Pa.; Paul, Goshen, Ind.; and Ruth, Wilkinsburg, Pa. On May 4, 1902, his companion passed way. On April 1, 1906, he married Sallie L. Miller at the Springs, Pa., and to this union two children were born: Luke, Los Angeles, Calif.; Earl, Bakersfield, Calif. His second companion passed away at Newton, Kans., Nov. 29, 1918. His third marriage was to Anna M. Kreider on March 27, 1929, and to this union were born two children: Daniel H., Jr., and Norma Elizabeth, both at home. He is survived by his widow, 7 children, one grandchild, 3 brothers (Fred and John, Springs, Pa.; and C. Edward, Columbiana, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends.
At the age of eighteen he began teaching school, and including his service as administrator at Hesston Academy and College he followed the teaching profession for over forty years.
In November, 1887, he was ordained to the ministry at Springs, Pa., and on Feb. 9, 1912, was ordained a bishop at Hesston, Kans. Early in his ministry he was active throughout the Mennonnite Church in evangelistic and Bible conference work, and served in leading capacities on many church committees and on church boards, including publication, educational, and mission boards. He was active in the early development of these boards and of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church. He served on the Relief Committee and on the Mennonite Colonization Board, and was active in the organization and early work of the Mennonite Central Committee.
In January, 1904, he resigned as principal of the Grantsville, Md., school to accept a call to become editor of the Herald of Truth, the church paper then published at Elkhart, Ind. In March, 1906, he went to Scottdale, Pa., to serve as office editor of the Gospel Witness and later of the Gospel Herald, when that paper started as a merger to the Gospel Witness and Herald of Truth to become the Mennonite church paper.
In the spring of 1909 he was appointed to take charge of the new church school being established a Hesston, Kans. He served as principal of Hesston Academy and Bible School and as president of Hesston College and Bible School until his resignation in 1930. After his resignation he lived in North Dakota, California, and Kansas, and finally settled at Albany, Oreg., because of the mild climate, where he remained until the summons came to occupy his eternal home.
In his very active service in the Mennonite Church he was closely associated with such men as Daniel Kauffman, D. J. Johns, J. S. Shoemaker, S. F. Coffman, D. D. Miller, Aaron Loucks, S. E. Allgyer, and others who were instrumental in guiding the church into fields of activity and in molding the present character of the church in the United States and Canada. He was widely known and loved in all parts of the church for his life of faith and service.
Funeral services were held at the Albany, Oreg., Church, Jan. 25, conducted by David D. Miller, M. E. Brenneman, Fred Gingerich, and George M. Kauffman, and at the Hesston College Chapel, Hesston, Kans., Jan. 30, conducted by Milo Kauffman, J. G. Hartzler, and Paul Erb. Burial was made in the Pennsylvania Church Cemetery near Hesston.
Bowman. --- Anna S., widow of Israel B. Bowman, was born May 22, 1890; died Dec. 2, 1944; aged 54 y. 6 m. 11 d. She leaves to mourn her departure, 2 sons (Harvey, Goodville, Pa.; and Charles, Union Grove, Pa.), 3 daughters (Cora and Alice at home, and Edna - wife of Phares Rutt, Lincoln, Pa.), and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 6, at the home by Aaron Weaver, and at the Weaverland Church by Paul Graybill and David Weaver. Text, Mark 13:29-37. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Brenneman. --- Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Christena Bender, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Oct. 8, 1868; passed to her reward at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chris Ruby, Nov. 21, 1944; aged 76 y. 1 m. 12 d. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the East Zorra A.M. Church, remaining faithful until the end. On Sept. 23, 1908, she was joined in holy wedlock to Henry Brenneman, who was called to his reward a little over six years ago. To this union one daughter was born, who died in infancy. Surviving are one sister (Nancy - wife of David Sommers), one stepson (Rudy Brenneman, Tavistock, Ont.), 3 stepdaughters (Susan - wife of Joseph B. Zehr; Emma - wife of Emanuel B. Zehr; and Annie - wife of Chris Ruby), one daughter-in-law (Mrs. Elmer Brenneman, Milverton, Ont.), 22 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 24 from the home of her nephew, Noah J. Bender, by Jacob R. Bender, and at the church by Daniel S. Jutzi and Menno Kipfer. Interment was made at the side of her husband in the adjoining cemetery.
Gresser. --- Amos J., son of Christian and Lydia Gresser, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 20, 1858; fell asleep in Jesus at his home Jan. 21, 1945; aged 86 y. 11. 1 d. On Dec. 13, 1883, he was united in marriage to Nancy Emma Speicher, who preceded him in death April 19, 1926. Three grandchildren also preceded him. He is survived by 2 daughters (Lydia - Mrs. Ollie Rike, and Elma - Mrs. Jesse Buckwalter), 3 sons (Irvin, Homer, and Orie), 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, and friends. Early in life he united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church and remained faithful in the service of his Lord and Master. He lived a quiet, humble, and peaceful Christian life. His place in the public services was seldom vacant when health permitted. Services were conducted by William G. Detweiler, Rudy Stauffer, and J. S. Gerig. Text, Jas. 5:11.
Heisey. --- Mary M., daughter of Noah B. and the late Lena Martin Weaver, was born April 23, 1919, near Martindale, Pa.; died at her home at Lititz, Pa., Nov. 3, 1944; aged 25 y. 6 m. 10 d. She united with the Weaverland Mennonite Church at the age of eleven and later transferred her membership to the Hess Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. In December, 1939, she was united in marriage to David Heisey. To this union two sons were born: John Alvin and James Lamar. She was always much concerned about her family. Her health was failing during the past summer, and several times she spoke of going to meet her Lord. Besides her husband and sons, she leaves her father and stepmother, 3 sisters (Ella - wife of Aaron Esbenshade, New Holland, Pa.; Emma - wife of David High, of New Holland; Betty - wife of Titus Burkholder, Ephrata, Pa.), 3 brothers (Jerry, in England, Noah B., Jr., East Earl, Pa.; and Paul, Blue Ball, Pa.), one half sister (Edna Mae Weaver), 2 half brothers (Raymond and Clarence Weaver, Narvon, Pa.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 7 at the home by Richard Hess and at the Weaverland Mennonite Church by John S. Hess and John Burkholder. Text, Ps. 116:15. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Hostetler. --- Dennis Alvin came to gladden the hearts of Payson A. and Hazel (Kauffman) Hostetler, near Middlebury, Ind., July 29, 1944; died Jan. 22, 1945 at the Goshen, Ind., hospital from encephalitis; aged 5 m. 3 w. 3 d. He was suffering from a cold for about ten days, but his condition did not become serious until Sunday morning, Jan. 21. He was removed to the hospital, where all that human hands could do proved of no avail and he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus the following day. Besides his sorrowing parents, he leaves his paternal grandparents (Amos and Ida Hostetler, near Middlebury), his maternal grandparents (William and Elma Kauffman, near Goshen), and many other relatives and firends. He was a bright and happy child, with a smile for every one. He brought much happiness into our home, and although he will be greatly missed, were are willing to say, "Thy will be done," because we know that our loss is his gain. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at the Forks Mennonite Church by Malvin Miller, and Earley C. Bontrager. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the Shore Church.
Lehman. --- Henry R., son of Abraham and Susan Rohrer Lehman, was born at Washingtonville, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1865; died after a six weeks' illness at his home in North Lima, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1945; aged 79 y. 1 m. 6 . On Jan. 1, 1899, he was united in marriage to Maggie M. Summers. To this union four children were born. He is survived by his companion, one son (Norman S., Miami, Fla.), 2 daughters (Alta - Mrs. Melvin Weaver, Woodworth, Ohio; and Edith - Mrs. Millard Sprague, Columbiana, Ohio), and 8 grandchildren. One son (Edgar R.) died in infancy. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1904 and was a regular attendant at church services until his last illness. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. A. Yoder, and at the Midway Church by Paul Yoder, assisted by S. A. Yoder and Ben Good. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Sprunger. --- Adelle, daughter of Christian A. and Sophia (Heitzman) Lehman, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 2, 1870; passed away at the home of her son Roy, Apple Creek, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1945; aged 74 y. 8 m. 9 d. She lived her entire life in this community, except for a short period of time when she and her family lived in Oregon. The last five years she lived with her son Roy and family. In youth she joined the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church and always attended when possible. On Sept. 10, 1891, she was married to Christian R. Sprunger, who preceded her in death March 24, 1922. One son (Elmer Lee) also preceded her. She leaves 9 children (Emma Rose - Mrs. Robert U. Leichty, Berne, Ind.; Harvey Robert, Kidron, Ohio; Clyde Amos, Canton, Ohio; Silas Cleophas, of Kidron; William Roy, of Apple Creek; Roy Virgil, of Apple Creek; Pearl Mae - Mrs. Bruce Weaver, Orrville, Ohio; Edna Myrtle - Mrs. Ross Wyre, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Earl Melvin, Chicago, Ill.), 2 sisters (Dinah Nussbaum, of Kidron; and Fannie Lehman, of Orrville), 2 brothers (Peter C., Wooster, Ohio; and Joel C., Hubbard, Oreg.), 24 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren, besides a number of other relatives and friends. Mother Sprunger was extremely conscientious and was always ready to lend a helping hand, but the one thought always uppermost in her mind was the welfare of her own children. Funeral services were held at the home of the oldest son by Reuben Hofstetter and at the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church by Louis Amstutz, Jacob S. Moser, and Jacob Neuenschwander. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stutzman. --- Cloy James, infant son of Bert and Elma (Roth) Stutzman, was born Oct. 31, 1944, near Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; died in the arms of his mother while en route to a hospital; aged 2 m. 9 d. His death was caused by intestinal flu. He leaves to mourn his early departure, father, mother, 5 sisters (Luella, Edna, Lois, Phyllis, and Ruth), and 3 brothers (Dennis, Stanley, and his twin brother Roy). We mourn not as those who have no hope, for we know he is "safe in the arms of Jesus." We humbly submit to the will of Him who doeth all things well.
Wilson. --- John Thomas Wilson was born April 14, 1866, near Louisville, Ky.; left this life Jan. 15, 1945; aged 79 y. 9 m. 1 d. He was married May 27, 1889, to Lou Hosman, who preceded him in death nine months ago. He became a member of the Mennonite Church June 11, 1939, and remained faithful to the end. He entered the Old People's Home in Oakwood last April, when he was no longer able to live alone. On Jan. 3 he was taken from there to the Levering Hospital, where he peacefully passed away. He leaves to mourn his departure, one sister (Addie Munson, Fulton, Mo.), 2 brothers (John and Robert, both of Jefferson City, Mo.), and several nieces and nephews. He will also by missed by his many friends. Services were held at the Mennonite Gospel Mission, Hannibal, Mo., in charge of J. M. Kreider and LeRoy Zook.
Burkholder. --- Floyd, twin son of Henry and Emma Burkholder, was born July 26, 1944; died Jan. 17, 1945, in the Memorial Hospital, Sturgis, Mich.; aged 5 m. 21 d. He was sick only a few days with pneumonia. Although he was not with us long, he brought much joy into the home and will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are the parents, 3 brothers (Willard, Harvey, and Lloyd - his twin), 5 sisters (Mary, Elsie, Savilla, Edith, and Amanda), the grandparents (Mrs. Amanda Burkholder and Mrs. Jacob Burkholder), and many other relatives. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Sturgis, Mich., by the ministers of the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind. Interment was made in the Amish cemetery near Nottawa, Mich.
Diller. - Margaret, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Cassel) Hendricks, was born Jan. 9, 1862; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Jan. 7, 1945; aged 82 y. 11 m. 28 d. In 1881 she was united in marriage to Isaiah Kulp, who passed away 1907. In 1910 she was married to Joseph B. Diller, who survives her. She united with the Plain Mennonite Church, near Lansdale, Pa., but in 1914, when the family moved to Souderton, Pa., she transferred her membership to the Souderton Mennonite Church. In July, 1944, she and her husband entered the Eastern Mennonite Home. Besides her husband, she is survived by 6 stepchildren (Samuel J. Diller, Hagerstown, Md.; Levi Diller, Hanover, Pa.; Martha E. Landis, Souderton, Pa.; Lydia M. Anders, Fricks, Pa.; Emma M. Derstine, Morwood, Pa.; and Reuben Diller, Sellersville, Pa.), 18 stepgrandchildren, one sister (Mrs. John M. Hackman, Lansdale, Pa., and J. Roscoe Anders, Hatfield, Pa.) whom she raised by her first marriage. Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home on Jan. 10, in charge of Jacob M. Moyer (text, II Cor. 4:17, 18), and at the Souderton Mennonite Church on Jan. 11, in charge of Jacob C. Clemens (text, II Cor. 5:1, 2). Burial was made in the Plain Church cemetery.
Engel. --- Elizabeth Irene, daughter of Aaron and Elva (Kauffman) Engel, as born Nov. 15, 1930; passed away very suddenly Jan. 10, 1945; aged 14 y. 1 m. 26 d. Betty had a heart condition from birth and suffered much at times, but bore it very patiently. She was a happy, obedient child, and her hands were never idle. She could not talk like other children, but was very bright and talented other ways. She attended Linville Hill Mennonite School and wrote her lessons instead of reciting them. The day before she died she was writing Ps. 100:5 for her memory verse for the next day. She went to bed as well and happy as usual, but when her mother went to call her for school the next morning she had passed on. She is missed by her parents, 2 sisters (Ellen and Rosanna, at home), 2 grandmothers, one grandfather, and other relatives. She attended Kinzers Mennonite Sunday School. Funeral services were held Jan.13, at the home by George Graham, and at Kinzers Mennonite Church by Martin Hershey and Amos Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Graber. --- Amos, son of Christian and Catherine Graber, was born near Stryker, Ohio, June 16, 1871; passed away Oct. 24, 1944; aged 73 y. 4 m. 8 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour, was baptized, and became a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. On Nov. 10, 1892, he was united in marriage to Lydia Short, who preceded him in death two years previous. To this union 4 sons and 2 daughters were born: Guy, Clarence, and Charles, of Stryker; George, Monticello, Ky.; Anna Ringenberg, Hillsdale, Mich.; and Catharine Lamberson, Montpelier, Ohio. Besides the six children, one brother, 4 sisters (one sister having preceded him in death), and many relatives, neighbors, and friends. The death messenger came very suddenly, since Father was accidentally killed by a New York Central train while crossing the tracks in Stryker. He will by greatly missed in the home, church, and community.
Herr. --- John Heller Herr, son of Mary G. (Heller) and the late Aaron H. Herr, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 23, 1906; passed away at his home near Millersville, Pa., Nov. 6, 1944; aged 37 y. 10 m. 13 d. He united with the Millersville Mennonite Church in his youth. On Nov. 14, 1929, he was married to Mabel E. Rohrer, who survives. He also leaves three children: David R., Rebecca R., and John R. Funeral services were held at the home Nov. 8 by Christian K. Lehman. He was laid to rest in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
Horst. --- Edwin H., son of John N. and Minnie (Hoover) Horst, was born May 25, 1909, in West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Jan. 4, 1945, after a short illness at the Wernersville, Pa., State Hospital; aged 35 y. 7 m. 9 d. His death came as a shock to his family and many friends. We cannot understand why he was called away, but we submit to God who know best. He accepted Christ as His Saviour and united with the Groffdale Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member. He leave to mourn his early departure, his sorrowing companion (Catherine Zimmerman), 5 sons (Noah, Ezra, Edwin, Melvin, and Paul, who was born the day before he died), his parents, 4 sisters (Anna - Mrs. Ervin Martin, Ephrata, Pa.; Elizabeth - Mrs. Harvey Nolt, New Holland, Pa.; Emma - Mrs. Henry Martin, East Earl, Pa.; and Martha, Bareville, Pa.), 6 brothers (David H., Harry H., John J., and Amos H., Ephrata, Pa.; Daniel H. and Melvin H., Bareville, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by four daughters. Funeral services were held Jan. 8, at the home by Amos Martin, and at the Groffdale Church by Joseph Weaver and Joseph Hostetter. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Longenecker. --- Ellen E., widow of Ira R. Longenecker, was born Dec. 26, 1877; died Jan. 8, 1945, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 67 y. 13 d. She went about her everyday duties until the last four weeks of her illness. During the last weeks of her life she expressed her desire to go home and be with her Lord. She suffered much, but the Lord gave her grace to bear it patiently. She was a member of the Bossler Mennonite Church from her youth, and was active in the work of the sewing circle. She is survived by 4 daughters (Anna, at home; Martha, wife of Clarence Nissley, Lititz, Pa.; Fannie, wife of Lester Shreiner, Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Miriam, wife of J. Herbert Fisher, Lancaster, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, one sister (Ada Garber, Elizabethtown, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Tillman and Elias, both of Elizabethtown. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 from her late home by Martin Kraybill and at Bossler's Mennonite Church by Simon Garber and Noah Risser. Text, Rom. 14:8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Mast. --- Lucy Ann, daughter of Noah and Mattie Coblentz Weaver, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Dec. 1, 1879; passed away Dec. 25, 1944; aged 65 y. 24 d. On Jan. 11, 1900, she was united in marriage to Eli N. Mast. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, 5 sons and 3 daughters (Noah, Parnell, Iowa; Allen, Sugar Creek, Ohio; Moses, Ligonier, Ind.; Freeman, Middlebury, Ind.; Perry, Mattie Mary, and Ida, at home), 21 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Phenas, Topeka, Ind.; and Moses, Kalona, Iowa), 2 sisters (Mrs. Ed Kauffman and Mrs. Ezra Miller, both of Middlebury, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. One son (Reuben) preceded her in death in 1926. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savoiur and united with the Old Order Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Her health had been failing for a number of years, but she was very patient during her illness. On Dec. 20 she became unconscious and never regained consciousness. Funeral services were held Dec. 28, in charge of David Bontrager, Jonas Mast, and Abraham Yoder.
Miley. --- Walter, son of the late A. S. and Cora Hedrick Miley, was born in Pendleton Co, W. Va., Sept. 27, 1892; passed away Jan. 18, 1945; aged 52 y. 3 m. 21 d. On Oct. 20, 1915, he was united in marriage to Effie Vance, who survives him. The following children also survive: Dale, Ruby, Guy, Ethel, Gar, and Richard; also one sister, Mrs. W. H. Good, Timberville, Va. He united with the Mennonite Church twenty-six years ago and remained a faithful member to the time of his passing. His pleasing personality and deep interest in the welfare of others won for him a large circle of friends. The large number present at his funeral gave evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at Weaver's Mennonite Church near Harrisonburg, Va., in charge of S. H. Rhodes, Aldine Brenneman, and R. W. Benner. Interment was made in Weaver's Cemetery.
Rigler. --- John I. Rigler was born at Halifax, Pa., March 2, 1871; died at Clifton, N.J., while visiting his son John, Jan. 16, 1945; aged 73 y. 10 m. 14 d. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Esther Otto, Altoona, Pa.; Mrs. Earl Flenninger, Strasburg, Pa.; and John, Clifton, N.J. Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at Altoona, Pa., in charge of William Jennings and J. M. Nissley. Text, Ps. 90:10, 12.
Schmucker. --- Mattie Rychener Schmucker was born in German Twp, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1852; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Taylor, Stryker, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1944; aged 92 y. 9 m. 17 d. On Jan. 18, 1872, she was united in marriage to Jeff Schmucker. This union was blessed with four sons and one daughter. Her husband and three sons (Albert, William, and Ellery) preceded her in death. She leaves one son (Mel, Wauseon, Ohio), one daughter (Erma - Mrs. Howard Taylor, Stryker, Ohio), one adopted daughter (Lola - Mrs. Claud Buehrer, of Stryker), one brother (Jacob, Napoleon, Ohio), 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. In early youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and found Him precious throughout the many years of her life. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and her zeal, faith, and devotion will long be remembered, not only by her family but by all who knew her. Fukneral sercices were held at he Central Church, in charge of Wyse Graber, Henry Wyse, and Jesse Short.
Schrock. --- Daniel L. Schrock was born at Middlebury, Ind., Jan. 29, 1876; died at Kennedy, Texas, Jan. 14, 1945; aged 68 y. 11 m. 13 d. In his youth he lived in Indiana and Kansas. On Jan. 7, 1900, he was married to Ida Aeschliman of Archbold, Ohio. Eight children were born to this union: Serenus, Midland, Mich.; Cletus, Wauseon, Ohio; Leona - Mrs. Henry Shetler, Bay Port, Mich.; Priscilla, Kennedy, Texas; Waldo, Archbold, Ohio; Elmer, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Mabel, of Kennedy; and Glen, Camp Cooke, Calif. After their marriage they lived at Middlebury, Ind., for three years, at Archbold, Ohio, for ten years, at Tuleta, Texas, for ten years, and the last twenty-two years at Kennedy, Texas. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in young manhood and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He will be remembered by many as having been active in Sunday school and church work and also as song leader in the various communities in which he lived. He wrote a number of poems, showing forth the beauties of nature and the glory of the heavenlies. He was afflicted with asthma and heart trouble for a number of years. About three weeks before his death he became ill with influenza, which brought on complications. He leaves his companion, 5 sons, 3 daughters, 23 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. J. N. Baer, Archbold, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. One grandchild preceded him in death. A short funeral service was held at Kennedy, conducted by E. S. Hallman, H. F. Reist, and Simon Gingerich, after which the body was taken to the home of his son Cletus, near Wauseon, Ohio. Services were held at he Central Church Jan. 19, in charge of Daniel Sommers, E. B. Frey, and Jesse Short.
Shock. --- John, son of Jacob Shock, was born at Union Furnace, Pa., Sept. 9, 1861; died at his home in Mill Run, near Altoon, Pa, Jan. 27, 1945; aged 83 y. 4 m. 18 d. Surviving are his wife (Mrs. Alice Shock), one daughter (Mrs. Clarence Benner), and 2 sons (George and John). He was received into the Mennonite Church the Mill Run Chapel on April 4, 1943. Funeral services were held Jan. 31, in charge of J. M. Nissley. Text, Eccl. 12:5.
Stauffer. --- Alice R., daughter of the lated Abram and Anna Rohrer Miller, was born Mrach 111, 1881, near Rohrerstown, Pa.; died suddenly of a heart attack, Dec. 28, 1944, at her home near Lititz, Pa.; aged 63 y. 9 m. 17 d. On Nov. 4, 1904, she was married to Tillman H. Stauffr. To this union seven children were born. She was a faithful member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church. She was a kind, loving Christian mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, 6 children (Roy M., Anna M. - wife of Enos Godd, Mabel M. - wife of Willis Shenk, David M., and John M., all of Lititz; and Mary M. - wife of Rohrer Groff, Bride-in-Hand, Pa.), and 19 grandchildren. On infant daughter and three grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at the home and the Landis and Levi Weaver. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Weaver. --- David S., son of David B. and Elizabeth (Baer) Weaver, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Oct. 22, 1868; passed away at his home in Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 24, 1945; aged 76 y. 3 m. 2 d. He spent all his life in and near Wakarusa. On Feb. 18, 1894, he was married to Emma Shaum, who passed away March 30, 1916. To this union were bonr the following children: Mary - Mrs. Harvey Detweiler, Elkhart, Ind.; Ida - Mrs. William Smith, Goshen, Ind.; Roscoe, of Elkhart; Nora - Mrs. Charles Goss, Nappanee, Ind.; Nettie - Mrs. John Roush, of Elkhart; William, of Elkhart; Clara - Mrs. Ernest Gilman, who preceded her father in death; Nina - Mrs. Robert Mowery, Los Angeles, Calif.; and twins - Lawrence, of Nappanee, and Florence, at home. On Feb. 8, 1919, he was married to Amelia Stutsman. To this union was born one daughter, Emma Mae - Mrs. Marshall Staley, of Elkhart. He also leaves 40 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 7 stepchildren, one stepson (Homer Stutsman, Warsaw, Ind.), one brother (Reuben, of Elkhart), and one sister (Mrs. Samuel Fink, of Elkhart). He was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held form the Yellow Creek (frame) Church Jan. 26, after a short service at the home. William Ramer and Paul Hoover had charge of both services.
Yoder. --- Mary E. Yoder was born I October, 1895, near Mattawana, Pa.; died suddenly at he home of her aunt, Mrs. Nannie Byler, near Mattawana, Jan. 4, 1945; aged 49 y. 2 m. Her father died about twenty years ago. After the death of her mother fourteen years ago, she was welcomed into the home of her aunt and uncle, Nannie and the late Deacon John D. Byler, where she remained until death. She was not strong physically, but was able to do light work. Her death came as a shock to the family and community. She was of a quiet, friendly disposition, and will be greatly missed in the home and in the Mennonite Church, of which she was a member for many years. Funeral services were held Jan. 6, in charge of Elrose Hartzler. Interment was made in the Hartzler Cemetery.
Amstutz. --- Caroline, daughter of John and Anna Tschantz Lehman, was born Jan. 16, 1869; died unexpectedly Feb. 3, 1945, near Kidron, Ohio; aged 76 y. 18 d. She suffered only a few hours following a heart attack. In 1885 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. On Feb. 27, 1890, she was united in marriage to Cleophas N. Amstutz, who a few years later was ordained minister and then bishop of the same church. He preceded her in death March 5, 1940. She leaves 6 daughters (Mrs. Edna Nussbaum, Sara - Mrs. Albert Nussbaum, Lydia - Mrs. Jacob Neuenschwander, with whom she made her home, Lavina - Mrs. Amos Neuenschwander, Elda - Mrs. Martin Lehman, and Martha - Mrs. Harvey J. Nussbaum, all of the vicinity of Kidron except Lavina, who resides at Berne, Ind.), 35 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Elizabeth - Mrs. John Geiger, and Anna - Mrs. Louis Burkhalter), and 4 brothers (William, Daniel, and Noah, all of the Kidron community, and John, Richfield, Wash.). One son, one grandson, one brother, and two sisters also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Sonnenberg Church Feb. 6, in charge of Louis Amstutz and Stanford Mumaw. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Bender. --- Walter Leonard, son of Christian and Katie Bender, was born at East Zorra, Ont., Dec. 12, 1914; passed away after two weeks of suffering, Feb. 6, 1945; aged 30 y. 1 m. 26 d. At the age of sixteen he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the East Zorra A.M. Church. Upon moving to Kitchener, he transferred his membership to the First Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member at the time of his death. On Sept. 7, 1938, he was married to Selma Swartzentruber, who survives him. He also leaves 2 sons (Wray Luke and Paul James), one daughter (Grace Elaine), his parents, one sister (Leona - Mrs. Lloyd Bender), 3 brothers (Orie, Harold, and Ross), an aged grandmother (Mrs. Annie Bender), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra A.M. Church by C. F. Derstine, D. S. Jutzi, and Jacob R. Bender. On account of the deep snow a memorial service was held at Kitchener by the pastor and the Sunday school, of which Bro. Bender was an adult department superintendent.
Christner. --- Chris, son of Peter and Barbara Christner, was born near Wheatland, Mo., Feb. 13, 1872; passed away Jan. 9, 1945; aged 72 y. 10 m. 27 d. He came to Lane County, Oreg., with his parents , when nine years old. On April 14, 1898, he was married to Ada Roth, who preceded him in death Jan. 13, 1943. In 1900 they moved to the Molalla, Oreg., community, where he resided since. He is survived by one daughter and 4 sons (Inez Lantz, Clinton C., Loren, Harley S., of Molalla, and Earl J., of Portland), one brother (Noah, of Portland), one granddaughter, 5 grandsons, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In his younger years he became discouraged in the Christian life, but on Oct. 31, 1920, he renewed his covenant with the Lord and the Mennonite Church. Soon after this he was afflicted through sickness and never fully recovered. Funeral services were conducted by F. J. Gingerich and J. W. Hess.
Christner. --- Emma, daughter of Christian B. and Catherine (Springer) Nafziger, was born near Minier, Ill., Sept. 29, 1889; passed at her home near Minier, Jan. 10, 1945; aged 55 y. 3 m. 12 d. She united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. On April 22, 1915, she was united in marriage to Noah Christner, who survives her. She is also survived by 3 daughters (Mrs. Laverne Hochin, Peoria, Ill.; Angeline, in India; and Mrs. Vera Donelson, at home), 5 brothers (Aaron, Levi, and Simon, of Minier; Jonas and Lawrence, Hopedale, Ill.) and one sister (Marie, of Hopedale). Her parents, one brother (Joseph), and one sister (Barbara) preceded her indeath. She enjoyed good health until two years ago. The last few months she failed rapidly. She had a desire to remain a while longer with her loved ones, but expressed herself as being ready to go should the Lord see best to call her home. Funeral services were held Jan. 13, at the home and the Hopedale Mennonite Church, in charge of Simon Litwiller, Ben Springer, and Ernest Hochstetler. Text, Ps. 17:15. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Eash. --- Samuel C., son of Christian and Dora Eash, was born Jan. 24, 1863; died in the Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital, Jan. 31, 1945, of a heart attack; aged 82 y. 7 d. He lived all his life in and near Middlebury, Ind., with the exception of the last ten years, when he resided in Elkhart. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since a young man, transferring his membership from the Middlebury Church to the Prairie St. Church in Elkhart ten years ago. On June 6, 1885, he was married to Ida Nussbaum, who passed away Jan. 21, 1927. To this union were born two children: Della May, who died in infancy, and Clayton of Middlebury. On Dec. 27, 1928, he was united in marriage to Fannie Kerlin, who died Jan. 3, 1933. On Oct. 23, 1934, he was married to Emma Rowe, who survives. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren (Orus Eash, Traverse City, Mich., and Mrs. Erma McCreary, San Francisco, Calif.), one brother (William, Spokane, Wash.), and 2 stepsons (Ammon and Orville Rowe, of Elkhart), besides many other relatives and friends. We humbly submit to God's will and pray that we too may be found faithful in the end. Funeral services were held at the Prairie St. Church Feb. 3, conducted by J. S. Hartzler, S. A. Wells, and Wilbur Yoder. Burial was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery, southeast of Middlebury.
Honsberger. --- Hazel Irene Honsberger was born Nov. 7, 1906; passed to her eternal home Feb. 8, 1945, at the home of her parents, Bro. and Sister Jacob Smith, Vineland, Ont.; aged 38 y. 3 m. 1 d. On Sept. 5, 1925, she was united in marriage to Ralph Honsberger. To this union six children were born: Charlotte, Madaline, Keith, Hugh, Joan, and Margaret. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Vineland, where she yielded her heart to the Lord in 1917. Besides her husband and children, she leaves her parents, 2 sisters and one brother: Hattie - Mrs. Charles Hibbett, Charlotte, and Jason, all of Vineland. Funeral servives were held Feb. 11, by the pastor, S. F. Coffman, assisted by S. D. Steinman and H. S. Hallman. Text, John 14:2. Interment was made in the Vineland Cemetery.
Houser. --- Anna Catharine, daughter of C.S.B. and Lizzie A. Herr, was born March 31, 1876; passed away Jan. 24, 1945, after a period of failing health and a brief illness; aged 68 y. 9 m. 23 d. On Sept. 5, 1900, she was united in marriage to Frank R. Houser, who survives her. She will be remembered by many from her home congregation, the Willow Street Brick Church, Lancaster, Pa., where for many years she served as a Sunday-school teacher. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother (Harry B.), one son (Harry F.), and 3 grandchildren. Though her immediate family is small, fond memories will linger in the hearts of a large circle of loyal cousins, neighbors, and friends who knew and loved her.
Kaufman. --- Levi W., son of John and Margaret (Wingard) Kaufman, of Davidsville, Pa., was born Jan. 7, 1864; died Feb. 6, 1945; aged 81 y. 29 d. He was united in marriage to Amanda Frohner. To this union the following children were born: Irvin, with whom he resided; Mrs. Arthur S. Grenning, Earl C., and Mrs. Clyde Coyle, Buffalo, N.Y.; and Herbert, Bedford, Pa. He was preceded in death by his wife and one son, Stewart. He is also survived by one sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Lehman) and one brother (Isaac). He was a member of the Weaver Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 9 at the church, with burial in the Grandview Cemetery.
McKee. --- James Frederick McKee was born Sept. 12, 1866; died at his home near Clear Spring, Md., Feb. 6, 1945; aged 78 y. 4 m. 24 d. He was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, as a member of the Clear Spring congregation, on his bed at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., Jan. 18, 1945. He is survived by 3 daughters, one son, and one brother. Funeral services were conducted at the Pinesburg Church by Moses K. Horst and Samuel R. Eby. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the Church of God meetinghouse in Blair's Valley.
Petersheim. --- Lydia, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Troyer Bontrager, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Feb. 26, 1868; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Yoder, Kalona, Iowa, Jan. 30, 1945; aged 76 y. 11 m. 4 d. On Nov. 29, 1887, she was united in marriage to Gideon Petersheim, who passed away in 1930. She leaves one daughter (Maude - Mrs. S. W. Yoder, of Kalona), one son (Rolla, of Kalona), 5 brothers (Daniel, of Kalona; David, Sarasota, Fla.; Elmer, Washington, Iowa; Joseph, Wakarusa, Ind.; and William, Cedar Rapids, Iowa), one sister (Mrs. L. D. King, West Liberty, Ohio), 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. After their marriage they lived on the Petersheim homestead in Sharon Township until the fall of 1910, when they retired and moved to Kalona. After the death of her husband, she made her home with her daughter. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the East Union Mennonite Church, being a faithful and devoted member, and a regular attendant as long as health permitted. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church Feb. 2, in charge of her pastor, D. J. Fisher. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Sauder. --- Henry Sauder, son of the late Jacob and Barbara (Funk) Sauder, was born near Hawkesville, Ont., July 12, 1852; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 28, 1945; aged 92 y. 6 m. 16 d. He suffered from cancer for several years. He engaged in farming and also as wagonmaker until his retirement fifteen years ago. On Feb. 24, 1880, he was united in marriage to Mary Lehman, who predeceased him April 7, 1929. This union was blessed with three sons and one daughter: Jacob L., Breslau, Ont.; Ezra and Aaron, near St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Mary Ann, at home. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one brother (John, near St. Jacobs, who is ninety years of age). One grandchild, 3 brothers, and 6 sisters also preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. His seat in church was seldom vacant as long as health permitted, and he walked to church until about a year before his death. Funeral services were held Jan. 31, in charge of Oliver D. Snider and Noah Hunsberger. Text, Job 5:26. Interment was made in the Conestoga Riverside Cemetery.
Shenk. --- Martha H., daughter of the late Deacon Samuel H. and Elizabeth Herr Shenk, was born near New Danville, Pa., Nov. 17, 1875; died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Herr, Strasburg, Pa., Jan. 22, 1945; aged 69 y. 2 m. 5 d. Aunt Martha was in ill health for about a year and was confined to her bed for three and one-half months. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her early years and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until the Lord called her home. She was of a cheerful disposition, always willing to do for others when she could. She was sincere in her service to her Lord, being a Sunday-school teacher for a number of years, and was also interested in sewing circle work. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Herr and Mrs. Anna Harnish), also a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 25, at the home of her sister by Christ Brubaker and at the Strasburg Church by Jacob Harnish and Emory Herr. Text, Rev. 1:18. Interment was made in the New Danville Cemetery.
Snyder. --- Jacob A. Synder was born March 25, 1864; died Jan. 12, 1945; aged 80 y. 9 m. 17 d. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He united with the Clear Springs, Md., Mennonite Church on April 23, 1938, and continued faithful the remaining days of his life. On June 4, 1941, he entered the Old People's Home at Maugansville, Md., where he resided until his death. Funeral services were conducted at the Clear Spring Church Jan. 16 by Moses K. Horst and Samuel R. Eby. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Swain. --- Wanda June, daughter of Elmer and Della Swain, was born June 23, 1944; died at the Levering Hospital, Hannibal, Mo., Jan. 28, 1945, after an illness of three days; aged 7 m. 5 d. Her short life was a blessing to her family and friends, and her passing was unexpected. Besides her parents, she leaves four sisters and many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. One sister preceded her in death. Though her life was brief, her place in the hearts of her loved ones was great.
Weber. --- Mary N., daughter of Joseph and Hannah Halterman, was born Jan. 12, 1852; died at her home in Salfordville, Pa., Jan. 26, 1945; aged 93 y. 14 d. She was up and around until three days before her death. Her nieces, Grace Weldner and Mrs. Russel Freed, cared for her. She is survived by the following children: Hannah - wife of George Long, of Salfordville; Mrs. Sallie Moyer, Franconia, Pa.; and Wilson and Joseph, Harleysville, Pa. Her husband, Henry Weber, passed away thirty-one years ago. One son and one daughter also preceded her. Funeral services were held at the Salford Mennonite Church, where she was a member, by Rein Alderfer, Elias Landis, Menno Souder, and Paul Ruth. Interment was made in the Salford Mennonite Cemetery.
Yoder. --- Fannie P., daughter of the late David and Mary (Yoder) Harshbarger, was born near Mattawana, Pa., Nov. 28, 1866; died at her home near Mattawana, Jan. 10, 1945, as the result of a stroke which she suffered on Jan. 4; aged 78 y. 1 m. 21 d. She was the widow of Pre. Samuel Yoder, who preceded her in death thirty-two years ago. One daughter (Alice) also preceded her. She leaves 4 sons (Orrie, Bannock, Ohio; Alpheus, Akron, Ohio; Paul, of Mattawana; and Herbert, in the Hawaiian Islands), one foster daughter (Mary Roberts, who has been faithful in the home for almost thirty-three years), 8 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Leah Yoder, Westover, Md.), and one brother (Charles, West Liberty, Ohio). She was a member of the Mattawana Mennonite Church since girlhood, and was always a regular attendant at all services as well as a faithful worker in the sewing circle when health permitted. Mother's life was characterized as one of hard toil and labor, due to the early death of her husband and only daughter. She is sadly missed in the home, as well as by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Jan. 12, in the home by Raymond Peachey, and at the church by Raymond Peachey, and at the church by Raymond Peachey and Aaron Mast. Burial was made in the Hartzler Cemetery.
Transcribed by: Bethany Heilman, Florida