DRIVER. - Lydia, daughter of David D. and Elizabeth Winey Kauffman, was born near Versailles, Mo., Dec. 22, 1870; passed away very suddenly of a heart attack in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Snyder. Cheraw, Colo., Sept. 18, 1945; aged 74 y. 8 m. 26d. On Aug. 31, 1893, she was united in marriage to Abraham D. Driver in Morgan Co., Mo., where they established their home and reared their family. Later they moved to Kansas and then to La Junta, Colo. Her husband preceded her in death six years ago and one daughter died in infancy. She is survived by 3 daughters) Edith - Mrs. R. G. Fulton, Los Angeles, Calif.; Alice - Mrs. Charles Snyder, Cheraw, Colo.; and Florence, Larned, Kans.), 3 sons (David and Vernon, La Junta, Colo.; and Harvey, Wauseon, Ohio), 5 grandchildren, and one sister (Anna - Mrs. Joe C. Driver, Garden City, Mo.). Early in life she surrendered her life and will to Jesus as her Saviour and keeper and lived a life of prayer and devotion to her God and faithfulness to the principles of the Mennonite Church. "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Her children arise up and call her blessed." She was a sister of Bro. Daniel Kauffman (deceased). Funeral services were conducted by Edward Kauffman and Allen H. Web in the La Junta Mennonite Church. Interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery near La Junta.
EASON. - Kathern, daughter of Jacob and Kathern Loewn, was born in Hochstadt, Canada, July 8, 1887; died at the family home at Winton, Calif., Aug. 13, 1945; aged 58 y. 1 m. 5 d. At the age of seven she moved with her parents to Hillsboro, Kans., where she grew to womanhood. On Dec. 6, 1911, she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Eason. In early married life she, with her companion, accepted Christ as Saviour and united with the Catlin Mennonite Church, Peabody, Kans., remaining faithful until death. In May, 1935, the family moved to Winton. Mother suffered much during her life here, but bore it all patiently. The last six weeks of her life were spent in her room, either in bed or in her chair. The last three weeks she could not speak above a whisper, but she recognized the family almost to the last. Surviving are her husband, 5 children (Jacob, Raymond, Lloyd, Eugene, and Edna - Mrs. Curtis Jantz, all of Winton), 3 grandsons, 4 brothers (Peter, Crooked Creek, Can.; David and John, Peabody, Kans.; and Jacob, Hillsboro, Kans.), 3 sisters (Lena - Mrs. John Regher, Livingston, Calif.; Anna - Mrs. A. A. Ensz, Conway, Kans.; and Nellie - Mrs. Edward Bailey, Napa, Calif.), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents and three sisters preceded her in death. A few days before her death she expressed a desire to remain with us, but said if it was the Lord,s will she was ready and willing to go, as there was nothing between her and her Saviour. Funeral services were held in the Winton Mennonite Church Aug. 18, in charge of J. P. Bontrager, assisted by L. E. Weaver. Text, Heb. 4:9 (chosen by the family). Burial was made in the Winton Cemetery.
EHRMAN. - Fred Ehrman was born in Germany, April 8, 1859; died near Roseland, Nebr., Sept. 15, 1945; aged 86 y. 5 m. 7 d. He came to America in 1884. After living in Pennsylvania for one year he moved to Adams Co., Nebr., residing in the community near Roseland until death. He was united in marriage to Margaret Hertweek. To this union four children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Surviving are his beloved companion, one daughter (Esther Katherine, at home), one son (William), 3 grandchildren, 15 nephews and nieces, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and one sister. He was almost helpless, both in body and in mind, for nearly two years as a result of a stroke. He was raised in the Lutheran Church, but transferred his membership to the Mennonite Church a number of years ago, remaining faithful till God called him home. He served as trustee for many years. Funeral services were held Sept. 18, in charge of Peter Kennel. Text, John 5:35. Burial was made in the cemetery at the Mennonite Church near Roseland.
GINGRICH. - Lauretta Rachel, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Snyder, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Aug. 11, 1886; died in the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Sept. 8, 1945; aged 59 y. 28 d. On June 10, 1917, she was married to Abram S. Gingrich, who survives. She also leaves 3 daughters (Isabel, Mary, and Ruth), one son (John), 2 brothers (Zenas, New Hamburg, Ont.; and Oscar, Shoal Lake, Man.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Edwin Gable, of Kitchener; and Mrs. Walter Hofstetter, Plattsville, Ont.). She was converted in her youth and united with the Bean congregation. When the family moved into the Breslau district in 1926 she united with the Cressman congregation. She was faithful in church attendance and, though her closing years were attended with much suffering, she unwaveringly retained her faith in her Lord and Saviour. Frequently she expressed her desire to go to her heavenly home. Her wish has now been graciously realized and we believe she is present with Christ, who gave her such an abiding hope and consolation. Funeral services were held at her late home and at the Cressman Church, Sept. 11, by the pastor, Oscar Burkholder. Text, Ps. 23:4.
GRIESER. - Ephraim, son of Christ and Veronica Grieser, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 30, 1881; went to be with his Lord, July 16, 1945, at his home near Archbold; aged 64 y. 5 m. 16 d. On April 24, 1902, he was united in marriage to Jemima Baer. This union was blessed with six children: Laura - Mrs. Glen Rufenacht, Almeda - Mrs. Christie Short, Truman, Ruth - Mrs. Harold Short, Martha - Mrs. Gaylord Fielitz, all of Archbold. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his sorrowing companion, 5 children, 18 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Menno and Aaron, of Archbold; and Daniel, Wauseon, Ohio), one sister (Mrs. Fannie Beck, Stryker, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter (Mary), one grandchild, his parents, one brothers, and 2 sisters. In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite church, remaining faithful until death, which resulted from apoplexy. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and his friendly disposition won for him many friends. He will be greatly missed by the family and by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Central Church by Jesse J. Short and P. L. Frey.
HARTZLER. - Rebecca, daughter of the late John and Leah Zook Hartzler, was born May 23, 1862; passed away Aug. 7, 1945; aged 83 y. 2 m. 14 d. She was the last of a family of nine children and the last charter member of the Belleville-Maple Grove Mennonite Church. For the past ten years she was a member of the home department. Her Bible and Sunday-school literature were a great comfort to her. For the past six years she had her home with one of her nieces, Sallie Nafzinger, who tenderly cared for her. Funeral services were held at the home, Aug. 9, by her pastor, Aaron Mast.
HUMMEL. - On Aug. 27 occurred the death and burial of the infant son of Bro. and Sister Paul Hummel of Berlin, Ohio. A quiet service was held at the grave with Bro. D. D. Miller in charge.
MANN. - Annie H., daughter of the late Benjamin C. and Barbara Hoover Kauffman, was born in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 26, 1863; died at the General Hospital, Lancaster Pa., Aug. 28, 1945; aged 82 y. 10 m. 2 d. She was united in marriage to George W. Mann, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Benjamin K.), 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and remained faithful to the end. During the last few days of her life here she expressed her desire to be with her Lord and to rest peacefully with her sister (Mrs. Amelia Brubaker), who preceded her in death a few weeks. Funeral services were conducted at the home by John K. Charles and at the Masonville Mennonite Church by Christian K. Lehman. Text, II Cor. 5:8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
MARNER. - Elizabeth, daughter of Christian P. and Catherine Brenneman, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Oct. 15, 1872; passed away Sept. 13, 1945; aged 72 y. 10 m. 28 d. On the morning of Sept. 11 she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, which caused her death. In 1890 she was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On Nov. 20, 1894, she was united in marriage to Jacob G. Marner, who preceded her in death March 21, 1942. This union was blessed with seven children. Surviving are 6 children (Roy and Katie - Mrs. Murrie Miller, Wellman, Iowa; Chris, Edna - Mrs. Edward Hershberger, Omer, and Walter, all of Kalona, Iowa), 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Peter C., of Wellman; and W. C., of Kalona), and many other relatives and friends. One son (Ralph) preceded her in death in 1921. She always took an active part in church and Sunday-school work, having taught the beginners, class for more than twenty years. She also manifested a keen interest in the spiritual welfare of her children and grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 15, at the home by J. L. Hershberger and at the Lower Deer Creek Church by D. D. Miller and J. Y. Swartzendruber.
MISHLER. - James Monroe Mishler was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., Aug. 31, 1868; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dewey Wolfer, near Sheridan, Oreg., Sept. 16, 1945; age 77 y. 16 d. In 1889 he moved with his parents to Lane Co., Oreg., near Eugene. On Aug. 28, 1898, he was married to Carrie Schragg. To this union were born three sons and two daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure, his widow, 3 sons (Raymond, Sheridan, Oreg.; Melvin W., Willamina, Oreg.; and Orville J., Portland, Oreg.), 2 daughters (Mrs. G. D. Wolfer and Mrs. Carl Yoder, of Sheridan), 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one nephew (Harry Mishler) and one niece (Mrs. Walter Hamilton) who made their home with him after the passing of their mother in 1924, and many other relatives and friends. He was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church to 1891 at Elmira, Oreg., and remained faithful until death. In 1899 he moved to Aurora, Oreg., until 1923, when he moved to Hubbard, Oreg., until 1923, when he moved to Sheridan, Oreg., where he resided until the time of his death. He was active in the work of the church, strongly contending for the faith, and showed a great concern for others by opening his home time after time to those who needed a home or a place to stay. Although he will be greatly missed, we humbly submit to the Father,s will. Funeral services were held at the Sheridan Mennonite Church, in charge of G. D. Shenk and H. A. Wolfer. Text, II Tim. 4:6, 7. Interment was made in the new Mennonite cemetery near Willamina, Oreg.
MYERS. - Gladys G., daughter of John C. and Bertha Godshalk Myers, was born near Doylestown, Pa., April 21, 1928; passed away at the Doylestown Emergency Hospital, July 10, 1945; aged 17 y. 2 m. 19 d. She was ill for five weeks with typhoid fever and complications. At the age of eleven she was received into the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member. Surviving are her parents, a maternal grandmother (Mrs. Sallie Godshalk), and the following brothers and sisters: Paul, Charles, Esther - Mrs. Arthur Myers, J. Henry, Melvin, and Laura, all of Doylestown; Ruth - Mrs. Mark Hege, Hagerstown, Md.; Bertha, Dora, and a foster brother (Raymond), at home. Funeral services were held at the Doylestown Mennonite Church, July 13, in charge of Joseph Gross, assisted by Silas Graybill. Text, Rom. 8:13. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
NAFZIGER. - Esther, daughter of Christ and Martha Frey, was born near Archbold, Ohio, April 7, 1876; passed away Aug. 7, 1945; aged 69 y. 4 m. On Oct. 7, 1897, she was united in marriage to Menno Nafziger, who passed away in Tampa, Fla., Feb.25, 1935. Since the death of her husband she lived with her daughter Gladys - Mrs. Marion J. Winzeler. Surviving are her daughter, one sister (Mrs. Sarah Liechty, Leo, Ind.), 2 brothers (Joe and Sam, both of Archbold), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents and one sister preceded her in death. In youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. Mother went about the duties of the day and seemed to feel as usual. Soon after retiring for the night she was found in distress and after one hour of suffering from a heart ailment, passed over to the other shore to be with her Lord. Funeral services were held at the Central Church by Jesse J. Short and Roy Sauder.
NEFF. - Christian, son of the late Emanuel and Catherine Eby Neff, was born March 14, 1869; died in the Lancaster (Pa.) Hospital, Aug. 12, 1945, of a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered a week before; aged 76 y. 4 m. 28 d. He was in the Hospital one month before for seventeen days with a heart condition, but was feeling better and was able to attend church services, where he was when taken sick again. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in 1889 and rendered Christian service in the church, teaching a class as long as health permitted. On Oct. 30, 1890, he was united in marriage to Lavina E. Shaub. Surviving are his wife, 4 sons and 3 daughters (Anna Mary - Mrs. Earl Hostetter, Strasburg, Pa.; Elias, Emanuel, and Chester, Ronks, Pa.; Ella, Katie, and Paul, Paradise, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Harry, Lincoln Highway East; John, Leacock, Pa.; Mary - Mrs. George Rohrer and Katie - Mrs. Christian C. Huber, Lancaster.) Funeral services were held Aug. 15, at the home by Martin Hershey and at the Paradise Mennonite Church by Parke Book. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
REIL. - Peter, son of John and Barbara Zehr Reil, was born in Livingston Co., Ill., Jan. 7, 1872; passed away at his home near Ryley, Alta., Sept. 6, 1945; aged 73 y. 7 m. 29 d. When he was four years old his parents moved to Seward Co., Nebr. Here he grew to manhood and lived until March, 1910, when he and his family moved to Alberta. On Nov. 30, 1893, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Stauffer. To this union ten children were born. Surviving are his companion, 6 sons (Joseph, Foothills, Alta.; John, Tofield, Alta.; Ezra, Dodds, Alta.; Edward and William Jennings, Edmonton, Alta.; and David Matthew, of Ryley), 4 daughters (Barbara - Mrs. Eli Solberg, of Ryley; Mary Magdalena - Mrs. Harry Hefling, Portland, Oreg.; Fannie Ruth - Mrs. Joseph Lyslo and Clara, of Ryley), 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers (Chris, Manson, Iowa; Philip and Benjamin, Milford, Nebr.; Dan, Grand Island, Nebr.; and William, Winlock, Wash.), one sister (Katie - Mrs. Joseph G. Stauffer, Milford, Nebr.), and many other relatives and friends. He was in failing health since spring, being a patient in the University Hospital, Edmonton, from April 23 until June 16, during which time he underwent an operation. Later he developed pneumonia from which he never fully recovered. He had the privilege of attending church services Sunday morning, Sept. 2, the last Sunday of his life on earth. He arose as usual the morning of his death but soon lapsed into unconsciousness and passed away a few minutes later. He was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. Many times during the last few weeks of his life he expressed himself as being ready to go. Funeral services were held at the home and the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, in charge of J. B. Stauffer and M. D. Stutzman. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
ROPP. - Catherine, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Eicher Schrag, was born near Tavistock, Ont.; passed to her reward Aug. 25, 1945, in her eightieth year. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church. Later in life she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church and was a consistent member to the end. In 1896 she was united in marriage to John Ropp. They established their home at Thurman, Colo. Later they spent five years at Pigeon, Mich., and since that time lived in Ontario. Surviving are her husband, 5 children (Mary - Mrs. Abram Strickler, Drumbo, Ont.; Raymond and Victor, Woodstock, Ont.; Elmer, Pigeon, Mich.; and Clara - Mrs. Edward Eichler, New Hamburg, Ont.), 21 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister, Alice - Mrs. ___ Sabin, of Woodstock). She took a keen interest in the welfare of her family and lived an exemplary life as a mother in the home. Six years ago through illness she suffered the loss of her eyesight and since remained an invalid. During these years her great desire was to go home to her Lord. Her husband and daughter Mary tenderly cared for her during these difficult years. Funeral services were held at the Abram Strickler home and the Biehn Mennonite Church, Aug. 29, in charge of Moses Roth and Curtis C. Cressman. Interment was made in the Biehn Cemetery.
ROSZHART. - Ella, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Stalter, was born in Minonk Twp., Woodford, Co., Ill., June 7, 1902; passed away Sept. 17, 1945; aged 43 y. 3 m. 10 d. On Sept. 20, 1922, she was united in marriage to George Roszhart, who survives. She also leaves 2 daughters (Mary and Evelyn, at home), her father, 2 sisters (Mrs. Tillie Schertz, Washburn, Ill.; and Ethel, Flanagan, Ill.), and 4 brothers (Edward and William, Gridley, Ill.; Arthur and Ollie, of Flanagan). Her mother and two sisters preceded her in death. At an early age she united with the Waldo Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. In spite of her years of suffering she was always an example of patience and kindness that touched the hearts of all who knew her. Always mindful of the afflictions of others, she was able to bring comfort to many, and her thoughtfulness will long be remembered by all who came in contact with her. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Mennonite Church, Sept. 19, in charge of J. D. Hartzler, assisted by G. U. Gundy.
SHORT. - Anna, daughter of John and Mary Ann Amstutz Roth, was born in Allen Co., Ind., Aug. 6, 1864; died at her home near Pettisville, Ohio, Sept. 2, 1945; aged 81 y. 27 d. When she was a child her parents moved from Allen Co., Ind., to Fulton Co., Ohio, where she lived the remainder of her life (with the exception of a few years) on the farm where she died. On Oct. 8, 1885, she was united in marriage to Peter H. Short, who preceded her in death Nov. 21, 1935. To this union was born one son, Nelson, who survives. She also leaves 2 granddaughters, one sister (Fannie Liechty), and many other relatives and friends. In youth she united with the Mennonite Church and lived a devoted Christian life to the end. Her constant concern was the welfare of her household and to give comfort and cheer to all with whom she came in contact. It was her joy and delight to be present at church services, but due to physical infirmities she was deprived of this privilege much of the time during the last ten years. Even though she was in poor health for many years, there was no apparent change in her condition until Sunday morning about ten minutes before her death when part of the family were ready to leave for church. After a few minutes of pain and distress she quietly passed away. Funeral services were held Sept. 5, at the home by Olen Nofziger and at the Clinton Mennonite Church by E. B. Frey and D. L. Sommers. Texts, Ps. 90; Eccl. 12; Prov. 10:7.
SLAGEL. - Emma, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Roeschley) Slagel, was born near Flanagan, Ill., Jan. 19, 1897; passed away at St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill., Sept. 19, 1945, after having been seriously ill for three days; aged 48 y. 10 m. She spent her entire life in and around Flanagan. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Waldo Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member the rest of her life. In 1928 her mother passed away, after which she made a home for her father until the last year of her life. For the past six years she was in poor health, but never lost her cheerful attitude toward life. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, as her one aim in life was to do things for others, but we rejoice to know that our loss is her eternal gain. Surviving are her father, 3 sisters (Mrs. Alma Eigsti, of Flanagan; Mrs. Edna Dillman, Fisher, Ill.; and Mrs. Irene Byler, Freeport, Ill.), 6 brothers, (Amos, La Belle, Mo.; George, Willis, and Edwin, of Flanagan; Gilbert, Placerville, Calif.; and Milton, Chicago, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Mennonite Church, Sept. 21, in charge of J. D. Hartzler.
STEINMAN. - Veronica, daughter of the late Christian and Katherine (Ropp) Gingerich, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 30, 1864; passed to her reward at Stratford General Hospital as the result of a broken hip, July 13, 1945; aged 80 y. 10 m. 3 d. In early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining true to her faith until death. On Jan. 24, 1886, she was united in marriage to Chris G. Steinman, who passed away May 9, 1936. This union was blessed with five sons and one daughter. Surviving are 3 sons (Allen and Harvey, Tavistock, Ont.; and Daniel, Sarnia, Ont.), one daughter (Emma - Mrs. Ezra Roth, Woodstock, Ont.), 17 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two sons (Edwin and Moses) predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the home of her son Harvey, in charge of Jacob R. Bender, and at the East Zorra A. M. Church, in charge of D. S. Jutzi and Manasseh Hallman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
SWARR. - Milton L., son of Martin P. and Maria (Landis) Swarr, was born near Landisville, Pa., March 31, 1868; departed this life at his late home at East Petersburg, Pa.; aged 77 y. 4 m. His passing was very sudden, due to a heart attack. Surviving are his widow (Minnie S. Swarr), one son (Harry C., Lancaster, Pa.), 2 grandsons, one sister (Mrs. Salome L. Aungst, Salunga, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Harry L., of Landisville, and Martin L., of Lancaster). He was a faithful member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church and had a great interest in the singing of spiritual songs, in which he took an active part. He always liked to be helpful to others and was respected in the community. He is greatly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral services were held at the late home and at the East Petersburg Church, in charge of John Gochnauer and James Siegrist. Text, "Behold, I come quickly." Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
WEAVER. - Henry E., son of John and Katherine Schaffer Weaver, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 23, 1860; died Aug. 7, 1945; aged 84 y. 8 m. 14 d. Alice B. Weaver, daughter of John and Katherine Huldreed Tesler, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Aug. 14, 1859; died Sept. 4, 1945; aged 86 y. 21 d. They died four weeks apart at the home of their only daughter, Lucy - Mrs. John D. Lehman, Columbiana, Ohio. Death was caused by sympathetic whooping cough and complications of old age. Besides their daughter, they leave 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by one sister (Mrs. Emma Mathers, Hubbard, Ohio) and one brother, (Will, Leetonia, Ohio). Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. She is survived by two sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Smith, Youngstown, Ohio; and Katherine - Mrs. Ollie Schaffer, Salem, Ohio) and one brother (Harvey Tesler, Columbiana, Ohio). One sister and two brothers preceded her in death. On March 25, 1888, they were united in marriage at Columbiana, Ohio. He was a well-known farmer and had a greenhouse for many years. Their pleasant disposition and loving ways will always be remembered by their neighbors and friends. In 1943 they united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until they peacefully fell asleep. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church - for Bro. Weaver on Aug. 10, conducted by Israel Snyder and Daniel Witmer, and for Sister Weaver, on Sept. 16, conducted by Moses Horst, Abram Good, Israel Snyder, and Daniel Witmer. Texts, Phil. 1:21; Prov. 31:10-31. Burial was made in the Columbiana Cemetery.
WEAVER. - Mahlon S. Weaver, died Aug. 28, 1945, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, after a five-day illness; aged 69 y. He was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church for many years. Surviving are his widow (Annie Good Weaver), one daughter (Mary - Mrs. William C. Harsh, at home), one son (Lester M., of Lancaster), one foster daughter (Lois - Mrs. Edgar M. Erb, of Lancaster), 4 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, and one brother (B. F. M. Weaver, Wilmington, Del.). Funeral services were held Aug. 31, at the home and the Weaverland Mennonite Church, in charge of Jacob Brubaker and David Mosemann. Text, Rev. 14:12. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
WIDMER. - C. R. Widmer was born April 28, 1864, in Tournedoz, France; departed this life Aug. 7, 1945, at the Albany General Hospital; aged 81 y. 4 m. 21 d. Death was due to a heart condition. On April 3, 1883, he was married to Barbra Roth, who passed away Dec. 12, 1937. Surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters (Dan, Sheridan, Oreg.; Joe, Corvallis, Oreg.; Herbert, Garfield, Wash.; Elmer and Ezra, Albany, Oreg.; Leah Kenagy, Glendale, Calif.; Gladys Whitaker and Katie Burck, of Albany), 42 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. In 1938 he was married to Martha Wilson, who also survives. He was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Grace Mennonite Church, in charge of P. A. Kliewer and M. E. Brenneman.
ZOOK. - Nancy, daughter of the late John and Mary Kanagy, was born at Allensville, Pa.; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, Aug. 13, 1945; aged 68 y. 9 m. 15 d. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which she suffered seventeen days previous to her passing. Loving hands and hearts did everything possible for her comfort, but our heavenly Father saw best to call her to her heavenly home. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Y. Zook. To this union four children were born: John S., Mill Creek, Pa.; Aaron P., Lewistown, Pa.; Lomie M. and Mary E., both at home. She also leaves 7 grandchildren and one sister (Mrs. Lydia Glick, Belleville, Pa.). She was a kind, loving mother and will be sadly missed in the home, church, and community. Early in life she confessed Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Church, of which she remained a faithful member to the end. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 16 at the home by her home ministers - Jacob S. Peachey and John Y. Peachey in German, assisted by Joshua B. Zook (a neighbor) in English. Text, John 14:1,2.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan
HARDER. - Bernice May, daughter of the late J. K. and
Suzanna (Cressman) Devitt, was born at Kitchener, Ont.,
May 23, 1883; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Sept. 17, 1945;
aged 62y. 3 m. 25 d. On Oct. 27, 1920, she was married to Henry
J. Harder, who survives. She also leaves one brother (Roydon,
Windsor, Ont.) and 3 sisters (Elsie - Mrs. W. Yantz, Waterloo,
Ont.; Alice ? Mrs. Henry Gremm, Calgary, Alta.; and Lena - Mrs.
E. C. Dreyfus, Detroit, Mich.). Sister Harder was converted during
a series of meetings held at Breslau, Ont., by Bro. S. F. Coffman
and united with the Mennonite Church there. Shortly after, she
went to Toronto and helped in the opening of the Toronto Mennonite
Mission. Recognizing her need for further training for Christian
service, she graduated from Toronto Bible Training School in 1911.
She, with Bro. T. K. Hershey (now in South America), started the
mission in Youngstown, Ohio. The years 1917-1919 she spent as
a worked in the Kansas City Children's Home, and 1921-1945 as
a minister's wife in the Carstairs, Alta.; congregation. She was
always interested in spiritual and benevolent work, Sunday School,
and summer Bible school. "Others" seems indeed to have
been her motto. The only note of sadness in her home-going seems
to have been the fact that she couldn,t take her friends with
her. May her faith be ours, and may her example be a real incentive
to us to be faithful in our service for our lord. Funeral services
were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Sept. 21,
in charge of S. F. Coffman and Oscar Burkholder. Text, II Tim.
KULP. - Joseph, son of Christian and Emma Elizabeth (Blosser) Kulp, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 13, 1914; departed this life Sept. 19, 1945; aged 31 y. 3 m. 6 d. At the age of three he moved with his parents to Indiana, locating in the vicinity of Wakarusa. He united with the Old Order Mennonite Church in early manhood and later with the Salem Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. In 1941 he entered C.P.S. camp at Clear Spring, Md., and after three years was transferred to Camino, Calif. It was while working in a side camp, two hundred and fifty miles from the main camp, that he met his death in a truck acident. He was devoted to his Christ and had a concern for others who were not wholly following their Lord. Surviving are his parents, 4 brothers (Samuel, Archbold, Ohio; Ernest, Grottos, Va.; Christian, Jr., in France; and Isaac at home), 4 sisters (Mary, Martha, Emma, and Barbara, all at home), one aged grandfather, (Samuel H. Blosser, Dayton, Va.), and many other relatives and friends. Two infant sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted in the home by William Ramer and at the Yellow Creek Church by R. F. Yoder assisted by Paul Hoover. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
KAUFFMAN. - Jonathan W., eldest son of Levi and Fannie Byler Kauffman, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Dec. 15, 1856; passed away at West Liberty, Ohio (where he had lived for several years), Sept. 18, 1945; aged 88 y. 9 m. 3 d. He was married to Elizabeth Schrock in Elkhart Co., Ind. They lived for a time in the vicinity of West Liberty and then moved back to Indiana, where his wife died, leaving him with the care of a family of five children: Florence, Jesse, William, Nellie Elizabeth, and Ora. Two younger children (Mable and Lawrence) died in infancy. Jesse and Florence also preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 children (William, Mission Home, Va.; Nellie Elizabeth, La Verne, Calif.; and Ora, Columbus, Ohio), one sister (Mrs. Salina Hartzler, of West Liberty), and 23 nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church in Ohio and later of the Silver Street Mennonite Church in Indiana. At the time of his death he gave every evidence of being ready for the change to a heavenly home. Funeral services were held at the Wilkins Funeral Home, Sept. 19, in charge of S. E. Allgyer and N. E. Troyer. A graveside service was held at Middlebury, Ind., Sept. 20, conducted by Samuel Miller.
KILMER. - John, son of Philip and Mary (Weaver) Kilmer, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 30, 1873; departed this life at the Akron City Hospital, July 22, 1945; aged 71 y. 8 m. 22 d. During the early years of his life, he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member of the same until death. At the age of twenty-one, he came to Ohio where the remainder of his life was spent. On Nov. 27, 1900, he was united in marriage to Susie Burckhart, of Wayne Co., Ohio. To this union were born seven children: Edwin, at home; Henry and David, Wadsworth, Ohio; Emma ? Mrs. Homer Martin, Wakarusa, Ind.; Melissa ? Mrs. Elvin Horst, Rittman, Ohio; Ruth, who died at the age of two years; and Martha ? Mrs. Norman Begley, Creamery, Pa. He was also preceded in death by one grandchild, (Lorene Kilmer) and four brothers: Joseph and Ishmael, in childhood; Jacob, as a young man; and Philip, in September, 1944. Besides his life companion and six children, he is survived by 18 grandchildren, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers: Mrs. Joseph Lehman, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Lydia Ressler, Seville, Ohio; Mrs. Harvey Martin, of Goshen; David Kilmer, of Seville; Mrs. Henry Horning, Goodville, Pa.; and Henry Kilmer, Ephrata, Pa. Funeral services were conducted by the Home ministers, M. G. Horst and A. B. Good, at the Lower Mennonite Church.
NEUHAUSER. - Edwin H., oldest son of Christian and Mary Sann Neuhauser, was born near Morton, Ill., Feb. 9, 1882; passed away Sept. 27, 1945; aged 63 y. 7 m. 18 d. He was suddenly stricken with a heart ailment while at his work in Peoria, Ill., and his unexpected passing was a great shock to all. Although he had not been in the best of health of some months, he was able to go about his work. On March 3, 1909, he was united in marriage to Caroline Reeb. Surviving are his companion, 2 brothers (Amos and John, Eureka, Ill.), and other relatives and friends. His parents preceded him in death. He accepted Christ when a young man and untied with the Roanoke Mennonite Church. He was of a kind nature, seldom complained, and always brought happiness to those about him. Funeral services were held at the Roanoke Church, in charge of H. R. Schertz and Ezra B. Yordy. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
STAUFFER. - Jacob n., son of Emanuel and Mary Neff Stauffer, was born Oct. 19, 1867; passed away Aug. 29, 1945, after an illness of about one year; aged 77 y. 10 m. 10 d. He was a member of the Masonville Mennonite Church, Washington Boro, Pa., for forty-eight years and served as deacon for twenty-four years. Surviving are his widow (Lydia Stauffer), one son (Phares K.), one daughter (Mrs. Howard Keperling), 16 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 1, at the home and at the Masonville Church, in charge of Christian Lehman, assisted by Jacob Habecker and John Charles. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
TROYER. - Michael, son of Jeremiah and Susannah Troyer, was born in Indiana, June 8, 1876; died at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, July 26, 1945; aged 69 y. 1 m. 18 d. On Sept. 24, 1939, he was united in marriage to Lydia Miller, who survives. He also leaves one sister (Mrs. Eli Nisley, Garnett, Kans.), 4 brothers (Jacob, Witmer Pa.; Samuel, Holmesville, Ohio; Calvin, LaGrange, Ind.; and Jerry, Denver, Colo.), 2 half sister (Mrs. Will Lantz, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Orie Miller, Sturgis, Mich.), 5 half brothers (Adam, James, Daniel, Charles, and Oliver, all living in Indiana), and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, one sister (Barbara), and 2 brothers (Abe and John). In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. At the time of his death he was a member of thee East Union Congregation. Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Church, July 29, in charge of Edward Diener and D. J. Fisher. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
WENGER. - Jacob G., son of Benedict and Magdalena (Gingerich) Wenger, was born in Washington Co., Iowa, Feb. 19, 1873; passed away at the Henry County, Iowa, Memorial Hospital, Sept. 17, 1945; aged 72 y. 6 m. 28 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member at the time of his death. On March 9, 1898, he was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Conrad, who survives. He also leaves one daughter (Edna ? Mrs. Emery Eigsti), one son (Ralph), 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Peter, Wayland, Iowa; and Samuel, Reading, Minn.), one sister (Mrs. Ida Fritz, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter (Myrtle), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and one sister. He was a kind husband and father, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church, Sept. 20, in charge of Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty. Text. Ps. 103:1, 2. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
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KRIEDER. - Fannie, daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna Weaver Rohrer, was born June 21, 1861; peacefully passed away at the home of her son Elmer, Lancaster, Pa.; Sept. 20, 1945; aged 84 y. 2 m. 29 d. She was afflicted for many years, being unable to walk without crutches but bore her affliction patiently. Her hands were always busy helping others wherever she could. She was interested in making garments for the sewing circle and had one piece unfinished when she passed away. On Nov. 18, 1879, she was married to John H. Kreider, who preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1926. Surviving are 4 children (Bertha ? Mrs. Jacob W. Rutt, Manheim, Pa.; Clayton, Lancaster, Pa.; Benjamin, of Manheim; and Elmer, of Lancaster), 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She will be missed, but our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held Sept. 23, at the home and at Mellinger,s Mennonite Church where she had been a member for many years, in charge of Harry Lefever and David Landis. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
LEHMAN. - Dorothy Mae, daughter of David and Alta Burkholder Lehman, was born near Marshallville, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1926; died at the Beason Hospital, Wooster, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1945; aged 19 y. 24 d. In 1938 she accepted Christ as her Saviour. Dorothy was born a cripple and had to endure much pain and suffering. Though being deprived of many joys and pleasures, she was seldom without a cheery smile and in all her pain and suffering was never known to complain, but bore it all patiently. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Elmer, Mahoning Co., Ohio), 2 grandmothers, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of Noah Hilty, Abraham Good, and E. F. Hartzler. Text, Rom. 8: 28.
MILLER, - Richard Emerson, son of Roy R. and Nettie (Mast) Miller, was born near Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 29, 1920; passed away from this life very suddenly as the result of an accident near Goshen, Ind., Aug. 22, 1945; aged 24 y. 7 m. 24 d. In childhood he moved with his parents to Lagrange Co., Ind., where he lived the rest of his life with the exception of the past two years, when he lived in Goshen. His mother died when he was eight years old. On April 24, 1943, he was united in marriage to Mildred Yoder. Surviving are his bereaved companion, his father and stepmother, one brother (Rollin, Ft. Benning, Ga.), one sister (Waneta), 2 half sister (Gwenda Lee and Dolores), 2 half brothers (Gerald and Devon), one grandfather, 2 grandmothers, and many other relatives and friends. At the age of twelve he gave his heart to Christ and united with the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, on which he remained a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Church, Aug. 25, in charge of Lester Mann and Edwin J. Yoder. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
NAUMAN. - Fannie, daughter of the late Joseph and Susan Weaver Wenger, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 21, 1873; passed away at her home near Manheim, Pa., after a short illness, July 2, 1945; aged 72 y. 4 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to Milton Nauman. To this union were born four sons and one daughter, all of whom survive. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. Surviving are 5 children (Norman, Bertha ? Mrs. John Randler, and Frank, of Manheim; Pre. Henry Nauman, Lancaster, Pa.; and Jacob, of Manheim), 17 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild and one brother (Moses Wenger). She was a patient, kind, and loving mother, being much concerned about her family. Funeral services were held July 5, at the late home by Clyde Metzler and at the Hernley Church by Homer Bomberger and Abram Risser. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Burial was made in the Hernley Cemetery.
ZIEGLER. - Susie, daughter of Eli and the late Nancy Martin, was born near Elmira, Ont., March 9, 1887; passed away Sept. 15, 1945; aged 58 y. 6 m. 6 d. On Sept. 10, 1907, she was united in marriage to Cyrenius Ziegler. Surviving are her companion, 2 daughters (Clara ? Mrs. Joseph Schumilas, Kitchener, Ont.; and Lovina ? Mrs. Wayne Snyder, Waterloo, Ont.), her aged father, 4 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. She was a lover of the Word of God and enjoyed speaking of spiritual things. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Floradale. Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at the Elmira Mennonite Church, in charge of Reuben Dettwiler and Oliver D. Snider. Texts, Heb. 4:9; Num. 23 10b. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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DENLINGER, - Susanna, daughter of the late Jonas and Mary Eby, was born near Gap, Pa., Dec. 26, 1868; died at Vintage, Pa., Sept. 20, 1945; aged 76 y. 9 m. 24 d. She was united in marriage to Christian Denlinger, who preceded her in death by nearly five years. Surviving are 7 children (Ezra L., of Vintage; Maurice E., Kinzers, Pa.; Christian J., Soudersburg, Pa.; Walter S., Paradise, Pa.; Bertha - Mrs. Paul Shirk, Leaman Place, Pa.; Martha - Mrs. Aldus Burkholder, Ronks, Pa.; and Susanna - Mrs. S. Jay Martin, Gordonville, Pa.) and 4 brothers (Emanuel, Philadelphia, Pa.; Walter, Gap, Pa.; Harry and Maurice, Lancaster, Pa.). She was a faithful member of the Kinzer Mennonite Church for many years. After her husband,s death she was desirous of following him home, but patiently bore her affliction and sorrow until the heavenly summons came. Funeral services were held Sept. 23, from the home by G. Parke Book and at Hershey,s Mennonite Church by Martin R. Hershey. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
HAUDER. - Mary, daughter of Joseph and Phoebe Birkey Hauder, was born March 23, 1888; passed away at the Bryan Memorial Hospital, July 2, 1945; aged 57 y. 3 m. 9 d. After the death of her parents she made her home with her brothers and sister for twenty-one years, being in her sister's home when she took suddenly ill the preceding Tuesday. Pressure on the spine caused other complications. At the age of twenty she was received into the East Fairview Church, Milford, Nebr., and remained a faithful member to the end. She always had a smile for everyone. Surviving are 3 brothers (Emanuel, Long Beach, Calif.; Joe, Los Angeles, Calif.; and William, Milford, Nebr.), one sister (Lena - Mrs. John Miller), and other relatives and friends. Her parents, 2 brothers, and one sister preceded her. Funeral services were conducted by J. E. Zimmerman.
KING. - Bessie P., daughter of the late Ephraim B. and Malinda Peachey Yoder, was born near Belleville, Pa., Feb. 28, 1882; died Aug 2, 1945; aged 63 y. 5 m. 2 d. Death was caused by a heart condition. She retired in the evening as usual and was found dead in bed the next morning. Her sudden death was a shock to the family and the community She was united in marriage to Ephraim S. King, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Dorothy - Mrs. Jesse Peachey, Ida B., Norman E., Lloyd S., and Ivan S., all of Belleville; and Earl M., overseas), 5 grandchildren, one sister (Nannie - Mrs. Gid Glick of Belleville), and 3 brothers (Jefferson G., Kalona, Iowa; Herman, Atkinson, Minn.; and Orrie B., Parkesburg, Pa.). Two daughters (Clara Mae and an infant) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove Church, Aug. 4, by Raymond Peachey (her pastor), John L. Mast, and Emanuel Peachey. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
KORTEMEIER. - Paul, son of Henry and Kate Kortemeier, was born near Freeport, Ill., Aug. 30, 1903; died at a local hospital Oct. 6, 1945; aged 42 y. 1 m. 6 d. On May 31, 1930, he was married to Ruth Yoder of Elkhart Co., Ind. At the age of fourteen he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Freeport Mennonite Church. He was greatly interested in the work of the church and was willing to do what he could that her work might be accomplished. He very willingly accepted assignments in young people,s meetings, and when given an assignment, everyone knew he would have something worth while. At times he served as Sunday-school superintendent, and he taught a Sunday-school class the week before his death. He was not one who sought an office in the church, but was one who in his own quiet and unassuming manner served his Lord and his church in every way that opportunity presented itself. He leaves his beloved companion, one daughter (Marilyn), his parents, and 3 brothers (Clifford, Stanley, and Dr. Elwood, all of Freeport). An infant sister preceded him in death. He and his wife and daughter had been on a visit to Indiana. During their stay the Freeport area had an outbreak of poliomyelitis. Paul returned to his home, but his wife and daughter stayed a while longer. Just one week after their return, on Sunday afternoon, he became ill with a fever. A few days later he seemed somewhat improved, but on Thursday he became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. He was found to have an acute case of bulbar poliomyelitis and on Saturday evening he passed away. Funeral services were in charge of Howard J. Zehr, pastor of the Freeport Church. Text, Eccl. 12:1 (one of Bro. Kortemeier,s favorite scriptures). Burial was made in the church cemetery.
KUHNS. - William, son of Joe and Katie Kuhns, was born at Milford, Nebr., June 11, 1878; passed away near Ovid, Colo., Sept. 25, 1945; aged 67 y. 3 m. 14 d. He and his wife and youngest daughter were on their way from their home in Corry , Pa., to Scottsbluff, Nebr. He had been in poor health for several years and the doctors had advised a change of climate; so they were planning to spend the winter with their daughter (Mrs. Lester Danner) at Scottsbluff. They had stopped at several places along the way to visit relatives and friends and had come to Chappell, Nebr., which had been their home for many years, to spend a week before completing their journey. While visiting at the Frank Hochstetler home he passed away very suddenly. On May 29, 1900, he was united in marriage to Susie Ernst. To this union twelve children were born. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, 3 sons (Lloyd, Milford, Nebr.; Francis, Cambridge Springs, Pa.; and William, Jr., Clymer, N. Y.), 4 daughters (Mrs. Clara Danner, of Scottsbluff; Mrs. Erma Stutzman, Mantua, Ohio; Mrs. Geraldine Stutzman, Corry, Pa.; and Fay, at home), 14 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Henry, Wellman, Iowa; Joe, Shickley, Nebr.; Mrs. Abe Troyer, of Shickley; Mrs. Stanford Stutzman, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; and Lydia Sanford, Ayr, Nebr. Five children (Esta, Amanda, and three infants) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Chappell Mennonite church by Alvin Gascho. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church, where three of his children are buried.
LEHMAN. - Neva Jean, daughter of Enos and Beulah Lehman, was born at Wood River, Nebr., Jan. 10, 1931; died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Lehman, Kalona, Iowa, Sept. 8, 1945; aged 14 y. 7 m. 28 d. The cause of her death was severe anemia, from which she suffered the last two months. In the spring of 1943 she was received into the Iowa City Mennonite Church. During her sickness she was fully resigned to the Lord,s will, realizing from the first the seriousness of her ailment. She requested to be anointed, which request was granted. Her farewell messages and testimony to the immediate family and friends were an inspiration to all. Frequently she expressed her desire to go to be with her dear Saviour, where sickness, pain, and death are forever banished. While she will be missed in the home and by her friends, yet we mourn not without hope. Surviving are her parents, 3 sisters (Dolores, Nettie, and Earla May), one brother (David Ray), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David Lehman), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of D. J. Fisher and Norman Hobbs. Texts, Mic. 2:10; Amos 5:8. Interment was made in the East Union Cemetery.
MOYER. - Jonas M. Moyer passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. B. Kratz, Blooming Glen, Pa., June 29, 1945; aged 87 y. 1 m. 2 d. He was sick only one week, with congestion of the liver. He was a faithful member if the Line Lexington Mennonite Church. Surviving are 5 daughters,3 sons, 32 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Line Lexington Church, July 4, in charge of Arthur Roth. Text, Prov. 13:28.
SHUE. - Samuel A., son of the late George and Susanna (Griffie) Shue, was born in York Co., Pa., Oct. 23, 1857; died at his home in Mummasburg, Pa., Aug. 27, 1945; aged 87 y. 10 m. 4 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Mary Shenk. To this union were born three sons: Monroe, Mahlon, and Philip. Surviving are his widow, one son (Monroe, with whom he resided), 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. John Seibert, East Berlin, Pa.). He had been in ill health for about seven years. He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church and was always present when health permitted. For about forty years he was caretaker of the Mummasburg Cemetery. Funeral services were held from the Bender Funeral Parlors in Gettysburg, Pa., Aug. 30, in charge of the home ministers, A. A. Landis and Paul Lantz. Interment was made in the Mummasburg Cemetery.
STUTZMAN. - John H. Stutzman was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Jan. 23, 1869; died at his home near Hartville, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1945; aged 76 y. 7 m. 17 d. His passing, which resulted from a prolonged heart ailment followed by cerebral hemorrhage, came very peacefully. He was in a state of coma for several days previous to his death. During his illness he often expressed a desire to depart and be at rest. He lived an exemplary Christian life. On Nov. 1, 1904, he was united in marriage to Fannie Lichty. Surviving are his widow, one foster daughter (Mrs. Roman Schrock), 2 foster sons (Paul and Roy Stutzman), and 3 brothers (Jacob and David, Millersburg, Ohio; and Eli, Uniontown, Ohio). In his youth he united with the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church in Holmes Co., Ohio, and later transferred his membership to the King Church in Stark Co., Ohio. On May 16, 1915, he was ordained to the office of deacon, in which capacity he served the church faithfully to the end of his days. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Grove Church on Sept. 12, conducted by Seth Byler and Jacob Peachy in German and by N. H. Troyer in English. Interment was made in the King Church Cemetery.
WEAVER. - Samuel S., son of the late Samuel P. and Mary Weaver, was born near Berlin, Ohio, May 27, 1863; peacefully fell asleep at his home near Becks Mills, Ohio, of heart trouble, Oct. 1, 1945; aged 82 y. 4 m. 3 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Swiss Reformed Church near Trail, Ohio. Later he transferred his membership to the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. On Dec. 23, 1902, he was united in marriage to Katie Miller. To this union nine children were born. An infant daughter preceded him in death in 1920. He leaves to mourn his departure, his sorrowing companion, 6 daughters (Mrs. Esther Domer, Mrs. Laura Snyder, Mrs. Emma Kaser, Mrs. Ellen Croft, Mrs. Edith Umstead, and Mrs. Lulu Miller), 2 sons (Atlee and Melvin), 21 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Benjamin, Henry, and Mrs. Barbara Miller, Nappanee, Ind.; Atlee, Millersburg, Ohio; and Mrs. Emma Weaver, Fulton, N. Y.), besides many other relatives and friends. He had a number of misfortunes in his lifetime but never complained. He will be greatly missed in the home and the community. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Oct. 4, in charge of Paul R. Miller and E. J. Varnes. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
YODER. - Noah J., son of Joseph C. and Susan Yoder, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 4, 1862; died Oct. 3, 1945; aged 82 y. 10 m. 29 d. On Feb. 5, 1891, he was united in marriage to Fannie L. King. To this union were born two sons and four daughters. An infant daughter died at birth and another daughter (Lelah May) at the age of sixteen months. His companion departed this life May 20, 1938. Surviving are 4 children (Alma - Mrs. John Roth, Morton, Ill.; Carrie B., Elkhart, Ind.; Elmer D., on the home farm; and Ora C., also located in the home community), 8 grandchildren, one half brother (Daniel Agley, Howe, Ind.), and one half sister (Barbara S. Yoder, Harper, Kans.). He was a member of the Forks Mennonite Church for many years and a regular attendant when health permitted. The evening previous to his departure he seemed to be in his usual health. The next morning he was found dead in his bed, the spirit having taken its flight during the night. Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at the Forks Church, in charge of D. D. Miller, Malvin Miller, and Early Bontrager. Text, Heb. 11:10. Interment was made in the Townline Cemetery.
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