Brubaker - Christian M., son of the late Abram and Annie Bowman Brubaker, was born June 2, 1871; went to be with the Lord after seven weeks in the hospital following an operation for hernia; aged 74 y. 7 m. 14 d. On Nov. 19, 1896, he was united in marriage to Fannie Weaver. About a year later they accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church at Strasburg. Surviving are his wife, 10 children (Ara W., Tampa, Fla.; Mabel S., Vine Street, Mission, Lancaster, Pa.; John C. and Anna - Mrs. J. Martin Esbenshade, of Lancaster; Jay M., Willow Street, Pa.; Lester H. and Harry F., of Lancaster; Earl J., Larchmont, N.Y.; Mae F. - Mrs. Milton Denlinger, Soudersburg, Pa., and Ray A., in C.P.S., Orono, Maine), 22 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Martha Groff, Strasburg, Pa.; Annie M. and Fannie Brubaker, of Willow Street), and one brother (A. Martin of Willow Street). He was ordained to the ministry on April, 9, 1916, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of his father, who served in that capacity for forty-five years. Since his ordination he faithfully served as minister of the Strasburg and Willow Street congregations. He was interested in the work of the church and Sunday school and whatever was for the good of his people in general, always contending for that which was for the furthering of the kingdom of Christ, for peace and good will toward men. Even during his illness he retained that concern for the welfare of the flock, which we believe he tried to lead to the honor and glory of God. He, with his wife, was quite faithful in visiting the sick, aged and shut-ins of his congregations and took pleasure in doing so. He was well known throughout a large section and was held in high esteem by a host of friends and acquaintances. He was devoted to his family and will be keenly missed by all who knew him. Besides his ministerial duties he was engaged in farming until recent years, when he retired. Funeral services were held Feb. 19, at his late home in charge of Stoner Krady and at the Strasburg Church in charge of Christian Lehman and Emory Herr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Demmy - Fannie, widow of the late Aaron B. Demmy, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa.; Jan. 10, 1854; died March 2, 1946; aged 92 y. 1 m. 21 d. She was the mother of three children: Phares, who died when quite young; Lillie - Mrs. Jacob C. Miller, who preceded her mother four years ago; and Ada - Mrs. Sim Kaylor, Elizabethtown, Pa. She was a member of the Elizabethown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on March 5, in charge of Clarence Lutz and D. Stoney Kradey.
Gingrich - Cora Belle, daughter of the late David and Marie Brubaker Ebersole, was born in Lancaster Twp., Jan. 19, 1883; passed to her eternal reward March 16, 1946; aged 63 y. 1 m. 27 d. She spent her entire life on the Ebersole homestead, one mile east of Freeport, Ill. On Nov. 17, 1904, she was married to Dilman S. Gingrich. To this union two children were born - a daughter Lucie and a son Willard. Besides her husband and children, she leaves 3 grandchildren and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ella Ritzman, of Freeport; and Mrs. Frances Burkey, of Ohio, Illinois). One sister (Anna) preceded her in death. At the age of sixteen she united with the Mennonite Church and continued faithful until the end. For the past twenty years she was an invalid and unable to walk, but she bore her affliction with patience and fortitude and was a constant inspiration to all who knew her. Through all these years of trial and during her last sickness her trust in God was unwavering, and she was submissive to His will. During the last several weeks of her life she often expressed herself as having a desire to "go to sleep and wake up in glory." She will be greatly missed in the home and by wide circle of relatives and friends, but we realize that our loss is her gain and therefore submit to God's perfect will. Funeral services were held at the Freeport Mennonite Church, in charge of Howard J. Zehr and A.C. Good. Text, Rom. 8:18. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gingrich - Ira C., son of the late John and Sarah Gingrich, was born near Ayr, Nebr., Jan. 30, 1889; passed away at the Mennonite Sanitarium, La Junta, Colo., March 12, 1946; aged 57 y. 1 m. 12 d. In his youth he united with the Roseland Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Surviving are 3 brothers (William, Albert, and Edwin) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Hargleroad and Mabel). He engaged in farming near Ayr until failing health made it impossible for him to continue that work longer. He was of a kind disposition and interested in the welfare of others, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Funeral services were held March 15, at him home near Ayr and at the Roseland Mennonite Church, in charge of Fred Reeb and P.R. Kennel. Text, Phil. 1:21. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Groff - Annie E., daughter of the late Daniel and Susanna Worst Kurtz, was born near Spring Garden, Pa., Sept. 19, 1864, passed away Feb. 14, 1946, at her home near Bird-in-Hand, Pa., aged 81 y. 5 m. 25 d. Her health was failing for the past six years. The latter part of November she fell and broke her hip, and complications later set in which caused her death. In December, 1894, she was united in marriage to Aaron H. Groff, who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. During the first year of their married life they united with Mellinger's Mennonite Church and in later years attended at Stumptown. Surviving are 7 children (Alice - Mrs. Wllis Brackbill, Lizzie - Mrs. Enos Hershey, Susan - Mrs. Sanford Landis, Aaron, Edna - Mrs. Amos Hershey, Martin, and Mary - Mrs. Paul Kreider), 30 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Mary Livingston, St. Petersburg, Fla.), and 3 brothers (Daniel and Martin - twins, and Benjamin, all of Intercourse, Pa.). Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at the home by Lloyd Eby and at the Stumptown Church by Lloyd Eby and Elmer Martin. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kandel - Eli J., son of Joe A. and Fanny Kandel, was born at Berlin, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1927; departed this life Feb. 33, 1946; aged 18 y. 2 m. 1 d. At the age of 11 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church at Berlin. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his parents, 6 sisters (Mrs. Fred G. Miller and Mrs. Roy Mullet, of Berlin; Mrs. Abram Miller, Benton, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Sampsel, Mrs. Floyd Sampsel, and Mrs. Walter Herman, Wilmot, Ohio), 2 half sisters (Mrs. William L. Miller, Millersburg, Ohio; and Mrs. Harvey J. Weaver, of Berlin), one half brother (William J. Kandel, Dundee, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Berlin Mennonite Church, conducted by D.D. Miller, S.W. Sommer, and E.J. Varnes.
Martin - Elton Lowell, son of Elmer L. and Amend (Baer) Martin, was born near Greencastle, Pa., March 4, 1924; died of injuries received in an automobile accident near Greensboro, N.C., March 1, 1946; aged 21 y. 11 m. 27 d. On Oct. 20, 1945, he was married to Ruth Brunk. He, accompanied by his wife, her father (Henry M. Brunk), and her two sisters (Ellen Lehman and Alma Brunk), was returning from Sarasota, Fla. The accident occurred about twelve miles from Greensboro. He had turned over the driving of the car shortly before the accident, which seemed symbolic of the closing of his life's work. His death was caused by a fractured skull. His wife also received serious injuries and the other occupants less serious ones. Elton's sudden passing means the loss of his church of a consecrated and talented youth. His talent manifested itself particularly in music. He possessed a bass voice of richness and depth, which was often used in church activities. He was a member of a men's quartet, which served many churches and mission stations. For a number of years he sang the bass solo of "The Holy City" in the annual program at the Eastern Mennonite School. He was a willing worker in the Sunday school and wholeheartedly enjoyed young people's activities. His countenance gave cheer with lips that smiled. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by 2 brothers (Ruel and Merle), and 2 sisters (Elsie and Elva - Mrs. Richard Ulrich), all of near Harrisonburg, Va. Elton follows his brother, Leonard Elwood, aged twenty-five, who drowned at Sarasota, Fla., in 1930. Funeral services were conducted March 5, at the home by J.L. Stauffer and at Weaver's Church by John R. Mumaw, assisted by Chester K. Lehman with Earl Suter. Ttext, Rom 12:1, 2. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller - Ansel B., son of the late Simon S. and Lydia (Beachy) Miller, was born near Springs, Pa., June 8, 1888; died at the Meyersdale, Pa., Hospital, Feb. 236, 1936; aged 57 y. 8 m. 18 d. He lived in the Springs community all his life and was a member of the Mennonite Church since his youth. Surviving are his mother and the following brothers and sisters: Allan, of Meyersdale; Effie - Mrs. Mark Bender, Salisbury, Pa.; Anna - Mrs. Olen Bender, of Springs; Claude, Johnstown, Pa., and Ernest, Lancaster Pa. His father and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Springs Mennonite Church, in charge of Roy Otto and Roy Kinsinger.
Nolt - Lloyd Lee, son of Isaac R. and Irene Sheaffer Nolt, New Holland, Pa., was born Feb. 22, 1946; died March 8, 1946; aged 14 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by 7 brothers and sisters (Titus, Verna, Luke, Nora, Clara Irene, Lester and Isaac Leroy), 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Sheaffer, Lincoln, Pa.; and Isaac M. Nolt, Martindale, Pa.), and one great-grandmother (Mrs. Susan Sheaffer, of New Holland). Three brothers (Robert, Richard and Raymond) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home on March 9, in charge of Clarence Horst. Interment was made in the Weaverland cemetery.
Peachey - John S., son of the late John S. and Sallie Peachey, was born May 18, 1903; passed away at his home near Belleville, Pa., Dec. 31, 1945; aged 42 y. 7 m. 14 d. On Jan. 6, 1927, he was united in marriage to Arie E. Peachey. Surviving are his companion, 3 children (Naomi, Jesse Lee, and John, all sat home), 4 brothers (Aaron J., Rittman, Ohio; Emanuel B., Elam, and Urie), 7 sisters (Lena - Mrs. Samuel Zook; Lomie - Mrs. Jacob P. Yoder; Sallie - Mrs. John B. Zook; Amelia - Mrs. Jesse Sharp; Annie - Mrs. Albert Yoder; Mary - Mrs. Jacob Peachey, and Linnie L.), and many other relatives and friends. One son (Jonas J.) died in infancy. In early life he united with the Locust Grove Church and remained a faithful member until death. He was bedfast for twelve weeks, his death being caused by heart disease. Funeral services were conducted at his late home By Elrose Hartzler (Ps. 27) and at the church by Raymond Peachey (Ps. 39) and Louis Peachey. The body was laid to rest in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Reichwalt - Peggy Jean, daughter of Ed. and Goldie Reichwalt, was born at Milford, Nebr., Nov. 29, 1945; passed away March 14, 1946, following a ten-day illness caused by an infected ear; aged 3 m. 15 d. Surviving are her parents, one brother, one sister, her grandparents, and many other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Milford A.M. Church on March 16, in charge of William Schlegel. Text, Mark 10:16. Burial was made in the Milford A.M. Cemetery.
Redcay - William G., son of the late Henry and Catharine Gockley Redcay, was born near Bareville, Pa., Feb. 7, 1877; passed away at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster Pa., Jan, 2, 1946, after a week's illness there from a heart condition and effects of a stroke; aged 68 y. 10 m. 26 d. His death came as a great shock as the family were looking forward to his returning home in a few days. Though he went about his earthly duties, we knew his body was failing. He often remarked, "I can see nothing bright in this world any more." Our loss is his gain. On March 22, 1911, he was united in marriage to Lizzie D. Musser, who survives. He also leaves 3 children (Ada, Harrisburg, Pa.; Harold, Quarryville, Pa.; and Verna, at home), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Ada - Mrs. Edw. Linville of Lancaster; and Susan - Mrs. Samuel Wenger, Willow Street, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Edwin, Mountville, Pa.; and Elmer, Millersville, Pa.). One son (William Gordon) died in infancy. He was a member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 5, at the home in Paradise, Pa., by David L. Landis and Lloyd Eby. Text, II Tim 4:7. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Teuscher - Mary, daughter of the late Daniel and Magdalena Grieser, was born in Baden, Germany, Sept. 19, 1867; died at the home of her son, Harry, Pigeon, Mich., after a six-month illness, March 6, 1946; aged 78 y. 5 m. 17 d. She came to this country at the age of eleven and grew to womanhood in the vicinity of Hopedale, Ill. On March 12, 1888, she was married to William Teuscher, who passed away Jan. 17, 1939. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. C.C. Schrock, Saginaw, Mich.; Mrs. Ervin Hamilton, Pigeon, Mich.; and Mrs. Earl Sturn, Bad Axe, Mich.), one son (Harry, of Pigeon), 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (George, Dewey, Ill., and Chris, Filer, Idaho), and one sister (Katie - Mrs. Dave Ingold, Fisher, Ill.). Five children preceded her in death: Edward, Johnnie, Daniel, Esther and Emily. In the early years of their married life they moved from Illinois to Nebraska and in 1908 to Texas. In 1919 they moved to Huron Co., Mich. In young womanhood she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. At the time of her death she was a faithful member of the Pigeon congregation. Funeral services were held March 9 at the home of her son and at the Pigeon Mennonite Church, in charge of J.J. Shetler and S.J. Miller. Interment was made in the Mennonite cemetery.
Whisler - Henry P., son of the late Emanuel and Leah Burkholder Whisler, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., March 8, 1874; peacefully passed away Feb. 19, 1946, at his home in Hanover, Pa., aged 71 y. 11 m. 11 d. He was in his usual health when he retired for the night and was found dead by his companion about one hour later. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving are his wife (Amelia Wetzel Whisler), 5 children (Mrs. Charles Bowman, Walter, Mrs. Clarence Nace, Ralph, and Monroe), 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. John Danner), and one brother (Levi). Funeral services were conducted at the home by Harvey Grove and at the Hanover Mennonite Church by Elmer Martin and H.H. Beidleman (pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover). Texts, Rev. 14:13; Rom. 14:8. Burial was made in the York Road Cemetery.
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Baumgartner - Ivan J., son of David and Minnie Baumgartner, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 21, 1919; departed this life at St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, March 23, 1946; aged 26 y. 6 m. 2 d. At the time of this writing the exact cause of his sudden death has not been determined, but it is thought to have been the result of a serious head injury, which he suffered in an automobile accident some time ago. On Sept. 6, 1941, he was united in marriage to Emma Hunsberger. To this union one daughter (Margaret Anne) was born. On Oct. 30, 1932, he confessed Christ and was received into the fellowship of the Crown Hill Mennonite Church. He graduated from Goshen College, and in September, 1941, entered Western Reserve Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio, graduating in September, 1944. In 1945 he finished his internship at Mercy Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, since which time he had been working at various hospitals. At the time of his sudden departure he was on route to a new hospital in Georgia. He was highly esteemed and will be sadly missed. Besides his wife and daughter, he leaves his parents, one sister (Edna Mae, at home), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 26, at the Crown Hill Church, in charge of E.F. Hartzler, N.E. Hilty, and I.J. Buchwalter. He was laid to rest in the church cemetery.
Brenneman - Jacob, eldest son of Daniel and Mary Boshart Brenneman, was born near Wellesley, Ont., Dec. 10, 1876; passed to his eternal home March 24, 1946; aged 69 y. 3 m. 14 d. At the aged of seventeen he united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Wellesley, having been baptized by Bishop Jacob Wagler. In February, 1989, he moved to Milford, Nebr., and transferred his membership to the East Fairview Mennonite Church. On Nov. 15, 1898, he was united in marriage to Barbara Elizabeth Stauffer. He leaves to mourn his departure his faithful companion, 9 children (Harvey E., Clara M. - Mrs. O.O. Hershberger, and Dr. Frederick S., all of Hesston, Kansas.; Daniel D., Creston, Mont.; Joseph B., Titus M., and Dr. J. James, all of Hesston; Norma G. - Mrs. Edgar Boettger, Tofield, Alta.; and Paul C., Doylestown, Pa. (third-year medical student and Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia), 37 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his aged mother, 2 brothers (M.E. and D.H., Albany, Oreg.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ephraim Martin and Mrs. Irvin Kenagy, also of Albany). He was actively engaged in church and Sunday-school work, serving as teacher and Sunday-school superintendent in the East Fairview Church until 1913, when he with his family moved to Tofield, Alta. He transferred his membership to the Salem Mennonite Church, where he continued his active work as teacher and superintendent. In 1922 he was elected treasurer of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference Mission Board, which position he held for twenty-one years. In 1943 he handed in his resignation, but was retained as honorary member of the Mission Board. In the fall of 1943 he and his companion moved to Hesston, Kansas. He transferred his membership to the Hesston Mennonite Church and was a faithful member at the time of his death. He was also treasurer of the Hesston Church and a member of the Board of Trustees. He was deeply concerned for the work and welfare of his home, his children, the church, and the community, and was also interested in missions, in education, and in medical and relief work. His children are all members of the Mennonite Church. Two sons (Frederick S. and Daniel D.), and one son-in-law (O.O. Hershberger), are ordained ministers of the Gospel. Frederick S. also served one term as medical missionary in India. It was his desire that at his funeral there be no floral display as a tribute to his memory, but rather that this be shown by offerings to be donated for missionary purposes. The family has decided that the money be designated for the much-needed X ray for the hospital in India. .Although he had not been feeling well for two weeks, due to gall bladder infection and a recurrence of an infection in his ear, he seemed to respond to treatment and was apparently recovering. His final illness began with an acute infection causing very severe symptoms, rapidly leading to a coma from which he never recovered. This was discovered to be an acute infection of the central nervous system. The cause of death was noninfectious meningitis. He peacefully passed on to be with his Lord at sunrise Sunday morning. Funeral services were held March 28, at the home in charge of Jess Kauffman and Earl Buckwalter, and at the college chapel in charge of Milo Kauffman, assisted by Ivan Lind, Maurice Yoder, and Paul Wittrig. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in the Pennsylvanian Church Cemetery.
Buzzard - Rufus, youngest son of Jacob and Elizabeth
Kreider Buzzard, was born Dec. 6, 1879; died Feb. 16, 1946; aged
66 y. 21 m. 10 d. As a young man he united with the Yellow Creek
Mennonite Church and always seemed to be very sincere. He was
always conscious of the fact that he as a Christian must be a
living witness to the saving grace of Christ, whom he loved and
served, and that his faith must show in his everyday life. In
his later years he often requested us to pray for him that he
might be faithful to the end. Surviving are 3 brothers (David
and Alpha, Goshen, Ind.; and John, Elkhart, Ind.) and one sister
(Salome Lehman, Wakarusa, Ind.). He was preceded in death by his
parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Hostetler - Levi D., son of David and Magdalena Hostetler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., March 30, 1868; died of a heart attack at Kalona, Iowa, March 21, 1946; aged 77 y. 11 m. 21 d. On Dec. 20, 1891, he was united in marriage to Susanna J. Troyer, who preceded him July 17, 1933. Six children were born to this union: David L., John L., Mary - Mrs. Atlee J. Miller, an infant daughter, Esther, and Amos. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his eldest son, 2 younger daughters, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. Surviving are 3 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, (Sam, Amos, Joe and Dan), one sister (Mattie), and many other relatives and friends. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. On Dec., 26 he contracted a severe cold which affected his heart. Since then he continued to get weaker. He passed away at the home of his son John, with whom he made his home since July, 1933. Funeral services were conducted March 24, at the home by Elmer G. Swartzendruber and at the East Union Church by Albert S. Miller and Elmer G. Swartzendruber. Texts: Ps. 90; Matt. 25:13. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Miller - Edward LeRoy, son of Manas and Helen (Wolfer) Miller, was born at McMinnville, Oreg., Oct. 4, 1942; passed away at the Isolation Hospital, Portland, Oreg., of diphtheria, Feb. 22, 1946; aged 3 y. 4 m. 18 d. His illness, which lasted nearly nine days, was not diagnosed until he was taken to the hospital less than two days before his death. He was very patient and never complained. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, 2 brothers (Harold Dean and Melvin Vern), 2 grandfathers and one grandmother (Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wolfer, Amity, Oreg.; and Martin V. Miller, Goshen, Ind.), one great-grandmother (Sarah Schlabach Miller, Nappanee, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. We humbly submit to the heavenly Father's will. A short message was given at the grave by G.D. Shenk. Text, Matt. 11:1-6. Burial was made in the new cemetery of the Sheridan congregation.
Miller - Patricia Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Miller, Mt. Hope, Ohio, went to be with the Lord; aged 2 m. 4 d. Funeral services were conducted by D.D. Miller, Berlin, Ohio. Interment was made in the Fryberg Cemetery.
Moser - John J., son of John and Barbara Geiger Moser, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 12, 1877; died at the Wayne County Hospital, March 14, 1946, after a lingering illness; aged 68 y. 5 m. 12 d. In his youth he joined the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church and remained a loyal member to the end. Surviving are one brother (Jacob, Kidron, Ohio), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Marian Romey, of Sonnenberg; and Mrs. Dinah Kuntz, Chicago, Ill.). One sister (Eliza - Mrs. P.P. Welty) preceded him in death in 1909. Funeral services were held at the Sonnenberg Church, March 26, in charge of Louis Amstutz and Jacob Neuenschwander. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Noll - Daniel, son of Daniel and Kathryn Noll, was born Jan. 14, 1865; passed away at his home at Cocalico, Pa., Feb. 25, 1946; aged 80 y. 1 m. 11 d. Although his health had been failing for about a year, the end came suddenly as the result of a heart ailment. On Jan. 2, 1885, he was united in marriage to Susan B. Kurtz. Surviving are his widow and one daughter (Edna). On son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Indiantown Church for a number of years. Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Funeral Parlor, Denver, Pa., and at the Indiantown Church, conducted by John S. Hess, assisted by Henry Fox and Noah Horst. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery.
O'Connell - Maurice, son of Dennis and Adelia
O'Connell, was born at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Sept. 4, 1895; died at
St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, Ohio; March 16, 1946, after a long
and lingering illness; aged 50 y. 6 m. 12 d. He leaves to mourn
his departure his wife Geneva, two sons (Darwin and Darrell).
In July, 1926, he assumed charge of the Lima Gospel Mission and
was ordained to the ministry in 1928. In 1940 he was ordained
to the office of bishop. At the time of his passing he had oversight
of the Pike, Mt. Pleasant, Salem and Lima Mission congregations.
Filled with the Spirit and endued with power, he held evangelistic meetings from coast to coast in both the United States and Canada, preaching the word fearlessly, effectually winning souls for Jesus. His life and labors are an outstanding example and pattern of Christian virtues, tolerance, forbearance, and perseverance to the end. In his last conscious moment his thoughts were on the work to which he gave his life, the Lima Mission, and the glory awaiting him. He will be greatly missed; there is a vacancy - a void that none can fill but Jesus and we are asking Him to do just that. Thy will, O God, be done, not ours, for Thou doest all things well and all things are for good to them that love Thee.
Memorial services were conducted at the Lima Mission, March 19, in charge of S.E. Allgyer, assisted by O.N. Johns and Henry Mueller. Regular services were then held at the Salem church, with S.C. Yoder preaching the sermon and Elmer Yoder presiding.
Patton - William H. Patton died at his home at Big Spring, Md., March 23, 1946; aged 82 y. On Jan. 31, 1937, he was baptized and received as a member of the Pinesburg Mennonite Church and continued faithful until death. Surviving are his companion, 3 daughters, one son, 29 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held March 26, at the home and the Pinesburg Church, in charge of John D. Risser, Samuel R. Eby, and Moses K. Horst. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wenger - Daniel Louis, son of J. Wilmer and Alice Stutzman Wenger, was born at the Detroit Lakes, Minn., March 3, 1946, and died three days later. His coming was a joy and while his stay on earth was but a few days his memory will always be treasured. Funeral services were held at the Lake Region Church, March 9, in charge of Elmer Hershberger. Burial was made in the cemetery near by.
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Alderfer - Amanda F. Alderfer (nee Kratz), was born Nov. 20, 1866; died March 11, 1946; aged 79 y. 3 m. 21 d. Since the death of her husband six years ago she spent much of her time at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stoudt, Souderton, Pa., at whose home she died after an illness of five weeks. She is survived by 4 daughters, 2 sons, 32 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters. One son preceded her in death. She will be sadly missed in the home and church. Funeral services were held March 16 at the Towamencin Mennonite Church, of which she was a member for many years, with Warren Moyer and William Anders in charge. Text, Ps. 23:1.
Baer - Myrtle, daughter of Allan and Edna (Brubacher) Baer, was born July 24, 1945, died suddenly at her home in Bright, Ont., Feb. 25, 1946, aged 7 m. 1 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure her parents, 2 sisters (Ruth and Miriam), one brother (James), her grandparents, any many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 28, at the home by C.C. Cressman and at the Bright Mission by Simon B. Martin, assisted by C.C. Cressman.
Doutrich - Lydia, daughter of the late Amos L. and Lizzie Groff LeFever, was born Sept. 22, 1899; peacefully passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital, March 15, 1946; aged 46 y. 5 m. 23 d. Her health had been failing for the last ten years, but she was in her usual health until a few hours before she died. She had diabetes and bore her suffering with Christian patience. All was done that doctors and loving hands could do until the Master called her home. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was a faithful member of the Paradise Mennonite Church. In November, 1920, she was married to Henry Weaver Doutrich. She leaves her grief-stricken husband, 5 children (Cletus L. and Paul W., Manheim, Pa.; Alma R., Elizabeth M., and Elvin L., at home), one grandson, 4 brothers (Frank, Leola, Pa.; Abram, Lititz, Pa.; Clayton, Witmer, Pa.; and Harry, Rothsville, Pa.), 4 sisters (Ada - Mrs. John Finger, Lancaster, Pa.; Minnie - Mrs. Paul Burkholder, Greensburg, Pa.; Barbara - Mrs. Merritt Robinson, Smoketown, Pa.; and Lizzie - Mrs. Rohrer Meck, of Lancaster). One infant son preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted March 19, at the Overly Funeral Home by Martin R. Hershey and at the Paradise Church by Parke Book and Martin R. Hershey. She was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Egli - Jacob, son of John and Lena Egli, was born in Canada, Jan. 26, 1863; peacefully fell asleep at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., March 5, 1946, after a few weeks illness; aged 83 y. 1 m. 17 d. He came to Illinois at about five years of age and lived in Tazewell County most of his life. On Oct. 13, 1885, he was united in marriage to Susan Sutter, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 children (Lena Litwiller, Morton, Ill.; John and Simon, Hopedale, Ill.; and Lizzie Nafzinger, Minier, Ill.), 29 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. On Feb. 19, 1928, he was united in marriage to Barbara Litwiller, who preceded him May 22, 1942. He also leaves 5 stepchildren (Joe, Roy, and Emery Litwiller, Delavan, Ill.; William Litwiller, Mason City, Ill,; and Alma Litwiller, of Hopedale) and a number of stepgrandchildren. For the past three and one-half years he made his home with his son John. As a youth he accepted Christ and remained faithful to the end. He was a kind, loving father, always ready to give constructive counsel. He often expressed his desire to go home to be with his Lord. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Church, in charge of Simon Litwiller and Ben Springer. Text, Amos 4:12b. Interment was made in the Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
Eichelberger - George Eichelberger was born in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, Oct. 13, 1857; passed away of infirmities of old age at the home of his son Elmer, Manson, Iowa, Dec. 12, 1945; aged 88 y. 1 m. 29 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. He lived in the vicinity of Pontiac and Hopedale, Ill., a short while in Nebraska and Oklahoma, and spent the past several years with his sons at Kouts, Ind., and Manson, Iowa. On April 13, 1887, he was united in marriage to Fanny Egli, who preceded him Sept. 4, 1905. Surviving are 8 children (Emma - Mrs. Earl Thomas, Flint, Mich.; Henry, Wanatah, Ind.; Joseph, Beemer, Nebr.; Elmer, Manson, Iowa; Christian and Louie, Hebron, Ind.; George, Francesville, Ind.; and Levi, Pryor, Okla.), 32 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. In February, 1910, he was married to Magdalena Martin, who passed away July 1, 1919. He also leaves 8 stepchildren (Christian, Peter, Ben, Will, Arthur, Amos, and Aaron Martin, and Martha Egli), and a large number of step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale (Ill.) Mennonite Church, Dec. 16, in charge of Simon Litwiller and Ben Springer. Interment was made in the Mennonite Cemetery.
Gehman - Sarah L., daughter of the late John and Sarah Hershey Eby, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 24 1893; passed away at her home near Selinsgrove, Pa., Jan. 4, 1946; aged 52 y. 10 m. 10 d. On Nov. 12, 1918, she was united in marriage to Harry Gehman. Surviving are her bereaved husband, 5 sons (Arthur, Lancaster Pa.; John, Jacob, Lester, and Martin, at home) 3 daughters (Edith - Mrs. Norman Groff, Manheim, Pa.; Lucy, of Lancaster; and Grace, at home), 5 brothers (Enos, New Holland, Pa.; Henry and Aaron, Lititz, Pa.; Menno, Blue Ball, Pa.; and Martin, Mohnton, Pa.), and 3 sisters (Ella - Mrs. Daniel Fox, of New Holland; Martha - Mrs Walter Martin, and Mary - Mrs. Ivan Sensenig, Ephrata, Pa.). She was a member of the Cross Roads Mennonite Church. Her health began to fail in July, but her condition was not serious until about nine weeks before she passed away. During that time she suffered intense pain. She was a kind, loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed by here family and friends. Funeral services were held at Lauver's Church, Jan. 9, by W.W. Graybill. Text, Job. 16:22. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger - Joel E., son of the late Elias and Elizabeth Miller Hershberger, was born near Salisbury, Pa., Oct. 6, 1865; died at his home near Meyersdale, Pa., March 29, 1946; aged 80 y. 5 m. 23 d. On Dec. 31, 1893 he was married to Fannie Yoder, who died June 24, 1930. One infant daughter (Annie) preceded him June 24, 1900. On Dec. 15, 1931, he was married to Mary Miller, who remains to mourn his departure. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church. On May 23, 1915, he was ordained as deacon of the Castleman River Conservative A.M. Church, in which capacity he served faithfully. The following brothers and sisters preceded him in death: Annie - Mrs. Peter Shetler, Sarah - Mrs. Jonas D. Yoder, Norman, John, Milton, Mary, Lloyd, Amanda, and Ida - Mrs. Christian W. Bender. He is survived by one brother (Harvey, of Meyersdale) and 2 sisters (Ada, San Gabriel, Calif.; and Cora - Mrs. Christian J. Bender, Fresno, Calif.). He was a man of sterling character and was looked upon by all who knew him as one who had many outstanding virtues and characteristics. His influence has gone out for good to many who will never forget his many acts of kindness and charity. His words were few but full of meaning. Funeral services were conducted April 1, at his home by Ivan J. Miller and at the Oak Dale meetinghouse by J.B. Miller, in German, and Shem Peachey and Ivan J. Miller in English.
Horst - David H., son of David and Anna Hess Horst, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1863; passed away after a brief illness at the Mennonite Old People's Home near Rittman, Ohio, March 7, 1946; aged 82 y. 5 m. 27 d. On Jan. 19, 1888, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Jane Shoup, who preceded him in death. This union not being blessed which children, they took into their home, Leo Rice, who for a number of years made his home with them. On Dec. 27, 1927, he was united in marriage to Fannie Kurtz, who survives. He also leaves one brother (Jacob). He was preceded in death by one sister and 5 brothers. In early manhood he accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. He was always interested in the work of the Lord, and served in various activities of the church. On Dec. 17, 1944, he lost his eyesight, but bore this affliction patiently. Funeral services were held March 9, at Martins Church, in charge of Noah Hilty, Stanford Mumaw, and David Wenger. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman - Harley, son of Edward and Mary Weaver Kauffman, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., July 8, 1913; died March 27, 1946, three hours after his airplane, in which he was about to land, crashed for an unexplained reason; aged 32 y. 8 m. 19 d. On Feb. 14, 1937, he was united in marriage to Edna Weldy, who survives. He also leaves his one-year-old son (Charles Edward), his parents, 5 sisters (Edna - Mrs. Clifford Boyer, Orpha - Mrs. Sanford Eash, Sylvia - Mrs. Solomon Kropf, and Irene - Mrs. Elwood Kauffman, all of Goshen, Ind., and Velma - Mrs. Richard Nusbaum, Middlebury, Ind.), one brother (David of Middlebury), and many other relatives and friends. At the age of thirteen he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Middlebury Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful and active member until death. He was always a zealous and earnest helper in chorus work as well as any other singing. Funeral services were conducted at the Middlebury Church, March 30, by Paul Lantz and Wilbur Yoder. Text, John 11:36. Burial was made in the Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Kauffman - Mary, daughter of the late Peter and Kathryn Esch, was born near Cambridge, Pa., March 5, 1863; died at her home near Parkesburg, Pa., March 12, 1946, after an illness of fifteen days caused by a stroke; aged 83 y. 7 d. At the age of sixteen she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. On Jan. 15, 1885, she was united in marriage to Benjamin K. Kauffman, who survives. She also leaves 2 daughters (Priscilla - Mrs. Isaac G. Kennel, of Parkesburg; and Anna - Mrs. Elam H. Umble, Christiana, Pa.), 3 sons (John E., Elam B., and Elmer Jay, of Parkesburg), 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, one sister (Sue Kurtz, Elverson, Pa.), and many friends. One son and six grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a Sunday-school teacher for many years and was also interested in the work of the sewing circle. As long as health permitted she never missed church services. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Abner G. Stoltzfus and at the Millwood Church by John A. Kennel, Aaron Mast, and Ira Kurtz. Text, Prov. 14:22. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller - Andrew J., son of Daniel P. and Anna Hershberger Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Sept. 23, 1866, died of cancer at the home of his son William, Blissfield, Mich., March 7, 1946; aged 79 y. 5 m. 14 d. On Dec. 21, 1890, he was united in marriage to Lamora Ringler, who survives. To this union six sons and four daughters were born. Three children preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 sons (William, of Blissfield; Leo, of Middlebury, Ind.; Albert, Elkhart, Ind.; and Melvin, Goshen, Ind.), 3 daughters (Edna - Mrs. Jack Minor, and Mary - Mrs. Carl Wagner, of Goshen; and Anna - Mrs. Walter Burris, Chicago, Ill.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Kropf, Garden City, Mo.; Susan, Brookstone, Ind.; and Mrs. Almon Hostetler, of Middlebury), and 5 brothers (D.D. and John D., Middlebury; Henry, of Goshen; Edwin, Shipshewana, Ind.; and Abraham, Lagrange, Ind.). As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Sycamore Grove Church near Garden City, Mo. Later he transferred his membership to the Forks Church near Middlebury, where he continued fellowship till death. Funeral services were held at the Forks Church, March 10, in charge of Earley C. Bontrager and Wilbur Woder. Burial was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Newhouser - Lydia Isabelle, daughter of Joseph A. and Elizabeth Birky Bachman, was born in Woodford Co., Ill., April 18, 1883; passed away at the Carney-Wilcox-Miller Hospital, Alma, Mich., March 27, 1946, after an illness of six weeks; aged 62 y. 11 m. 9 d. On Dec. 21, 1905, she was united in marriage to Peter M. Newhouser. This union was blessed with three sons and one daughter. In 1926 the family moved to Pompeii, Mich. In her youth she united with the Roanoke Mennonite Church and later transferred her membership to the Bethel Mennonite Church, nearly Ashley, Mich., remaining a faithful member until death. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, 3 sons (Raymond and Elam, at home; and Joseph, of Ashley), one daughter (Elizabeth, at home), one brother (Aaron Bachman, Pomeroy, Iowa), a stepmother, 2 foster grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She will be missed in the home, church, and community, and by all who knew her. Funeral services were held March 31, at the home by D.S. Oyer and at the Bethel Church by J. Kore Zook. Text, Heb. 9:27, 28. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Rohrer - George W., son of the late John D. and Judith Wenger Rohrer, was born June 6, 1870; died Feb. 10, 1946; aged 75 y. 8 m. 4 d. His health had been failing for the past year. He was a lifelong resident of East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster, Pa. For many years he was a faithful member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church and was deeply concerned that the church be kept within the bounds of the Word of God. He implanted in his children obedience and loyalty to the church by observing the teachings and commandments of the Scriptures. He bore his affliction with patience and Christian fortitude and was never heard to murmur or complain. He will be sadly missed in the home and community. Surviving are his companion (Mary Neff Rohrer), 2 daughters (Katie N. - Mrs. Monroe Peifer, Kirkwood, Pa.; and Jennie N. - Mrs. Clarence Moyer, Manheim, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two daughters preceded him in death in infancy. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Mellinger's Church, in charge of David Landis and Harry Lefever. Text, Ps. 16:11. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Culp - Rosa May, daughter of David and Mary (Fisher) Kilian, was born in Kosciusko Co., Ind., May 1, 1880; departed this life April 6, 1946; aged 65 y. 11 m. 5 d. On March 15, 1899, she was united in marriage to Jesse Culp. In her youth she accepted Christ and on Dec. 24, 1939, united with the Salem Mennonite Church. She took a keen interest in the work of the church and also in helping the needy. At the time of her death she was supporting a native leper child in Puerto Rico. She was a kind and affectionate mother and will be greatly missed in the home as well as in the church and community. Surviving are 2 sons (David and Wilbur, Goshen, Ind.), 3 daughters (Wilma, at home; Ruth - Mrs. Elmer Detwiler, of Goshen; and Lucille - Mrs. Harold Snider, New Paris, Ind.), Grandmother Kilian, one half brother (Lloyd Kilian, Wenatchee, Wash.), one stepsister (Mrs. Laura Bauchman, North Liberty, Ind.), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of R.F. Yoder, F.E. Freed, and John Frederick.
Eicher - Martin, son of Martin and Barbara (Roth) Eicher, was born near Wayland, Iowa, Dec. 24, 1863; died at his home in Milford, Nebr., April 4, 1946; aged 82 y. 3 m. 10 d. In June, 1885, he was married to Kathryne Roth, who preceded him in June, 1939. Seven children were born to this union, three of whom preceded him. On Nov. 20, 1942, he was married to Mattie Schweitzer. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. When the West Fairview Church was built in 1905, he transferred his membership there and was one of the few remaining charter members. He served this church as Sunday-school teacher and superintendent, and served on the board of trustees for a number of years. As long as health permitted he took a keen interest in the cause of Christ and the church. He leaves to mourn his departure his loving wife, 3 daughters (Mrs. C.D. Stauffer, of Milford; Mrs. Mabel Klopfenstein, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Elsie Troyer, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.), one son (William R., of Milford), 5 stepdaughters (Mrs. Malinda Burkey, Valparaiso, Ind.; Mrs. Sadie Hostetler, Mrs. Katie Kremer, Mrs. Alice Saltzman, and Mrs. Irene Roth, of Milford) 2 stepsons (Lee Schweitzer, Friend, Nebr.; and Harry Schweitzer, Dorchester, Nebr.), 4 brothers (William R., Wayland, Iowa; Dan R., of Milford; Jake R. Glendale, Calif.; and Frank, Manson, Iowa), 5 sisters (Mrs. Mary Roth, Albany, Oreg.; Mrs. Sarah Boshart, Mrs. Emma Graber, and Mrs. Caroline Wyse, of Wayland; and Barbara Conrad, Smithville, Ohio), 31 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded by 2 sisters and one brother: Mrs. Hannah Roth, Mrs. Madgalene Miller, and Levi. He had been in failing health for almost a year. In January he had a siege of sickness, but was well on the way to recovery. The direct cause of his death was streptococcic infection in the throat. His body was removed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.R. Troyer, because of the serious illness of his wife. Funeral services were held April 7, in charge of Ezra Roth, assisted by J.E. Zimmerman and Peter Kennel. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Yoder - Samuel, son of Levi N. and Suzanne Gerber Yoder, was born near Holden, Mo., Sept. 15, 1872; departed this life at his home near Kent, Ohio, March 23, 1946, after several years of patient suffering; aged 73 y. 6 m. 8 d. On Feb. 15, 1899, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Raber, who survives. He also leaves 2 children (Elsie J., at home; and Forest R., of Kent), one granddaughter, 3 brothers (L.F., Garden City, Mo.; C.W., Blairstown, Mo.; and C.G., of Garden City), 3 sisters (Mrs. W.E. Richards, Wooster, Ohio; Mrs. J.G. Raber and Mrs. Cleveland Joy, of Holden), and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter (Ada), one brother (Rolla J), and an infant sister. In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was united with the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Holden. When the family moved to their present home in 1911 he transferred his membership to the Plain View Church near Aurora. As long as health permitted he took an active part in the work of his church and to the end took a keen interest in its welfare. Funeral services were held at the Plain View Church, March 26, in charge of Nelson Kauffman, Eugene Yoder and Elmer Stoltzfus.
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Brenneman - Judith Eva Brenneman, small daughter of T.M. and Eva Brenneman, was born on Oct. 6, 1943, at McMinnville, Oreg.; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus in the family home at Hesston, Kans., April 15, 1946; aged 2 y. 6 m. 9 d. Judy was a healthy, robust, lively baby. For the first one and a half years she was very well. After a mild upper respiratory infection one year ago, she developed ear infection and later mastoid complications. Following surgery she seemed to make good progress, but the condition recurred and developed into the strange malady called Hans Christian-Schuller's Disease, to which she succumbed. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents (T.M. and Eva Brenneman), 2 brothers (Derald and Ervin), one sister (Beatrice), all at home; her paternal and maternal grandmothers; 12 uncles and 9 aunts, and many cousins. Judy brought joy and happiness into the home. Loving care was freely and joyfully given to her. Her place is vacant, but we gladly say: "The Lord has given, the Lord has taken; blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services were in charge of Milo Kauffman and Wm. Eicher, of Milford, Nebr. Burial at the Zimmerdale Cemetery.
Cowan - Mary E., daughter of Dr. W.H. and Virginia Crandell, was born in McClane Co., Ky., Sept. 15, 1868; departed this life Dec. 18, 1945; aged 77 y. 3 m. 32 d. In 1871 she, with her parents, came to Dent Co., Mo., later moving to Shannon Co., where she grew to womanhood. At an early age she yielded herself to Christ and joined the Methodist Church. She was a member of a large family, 5 brothers and 5 sisters. All preceded her in death but 4: L.D. Crandell, Rifle, Colo.; Virginia Ackerman, Roanoke, Va.; Leah A. Bernathy, Chaffee, Mo.; and Katie Whittaker, Montgomery, Ala. On Dec. 24, 1886, she was united in marriage to W.J. Cowan, who preceded her in death in 1942. To this union 7 children were born - 6 boys and 1 girl; 3 died in childhood, leaving 4 living sons: Joseph of Greeley, Kans.; LeRoy of Oregon City, Oreg.; Robert L. of Eminence, Mo.; and Eugene, at home. She also leaves 8 grandchildren. She was a great home lover, and only her home was her castle. In 1903 she and her husband united with the Berea Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She will be missed by many friends and neighbors. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 20 by John Bolen. She was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Erb - Dallas Dewaine Erb, infant son of Wilford and Vergie (Zehr) Erb, was born Feb. 21, 1946; died a few hours later at the St. Joseph Hospital, West Point, Nebr. Burial was made in the cemetery near Beemer.
Keeler - Henry C., son of the late Nathaniel and Mary Conver Keeler, was born near Kulpsville, Pa., Oct. 2, 1897; died April 11, 1946; aged 48 y. 6 m. 9 d. He was almost instantly killed when a tractor overturned while he was plowing a field on his farm. At the age of 17 years he confessed Christ, being baptized Dec. 27, 1914. He was a faithful member of the Towamencin Mennonite Church. He taught a class of boys in Sunday school for many years. His death came as a great shock to us all. He was in the prime of life, and had a healthy constitution. He lived on the Keeler Homestead all his life. He was united in marriage to Florence C. Moyer of Mainland, Pa., on Sept. 25, 1920. Surviving are his wife, 5 children (Paul, William, Curtis, Ruth, and Laverne, all at home), 2 brothers (Alvin C., Kulpsville, Pa., Milton C., Perkasie, Pa.), I sisters (Susan - Mrs. Harvey M. Stover, near Harleysville, Pa.), his aged mother (Mrs. Mary M. Keeler, who also lived with them). One daughter Irma preceded him in death. Funeral services were held April 15 at the home in charge of Bro. William Anders and Bro. Jacob Clemens, text John 13:7; at the Towamencin Mennonite Meetinghouse by Bro. Anders and Bro. John Lapp. Text, II Sam. 20:3, latter clause. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
King - Marvin Dale, infant son of Glenford and Ruth (Liechty) King, was born March 29, 1946, near Wauseon, Ohio; passed away April 3, 1946. He leaves to mourn his early departure his sorrowing parents, grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Clarence King of Wauseon; Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Lietchy, Graybill, Ind.), great-grandparents (Mrs. Emma Nickols, Berne, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Liechty, Sr., Graybill), 6 uncles, 6 aunts, and 2 cousins, and a host of other relatives. Marvin Dale apparently enjoyed good health the first few days of his short life, then suddenly developed heart trouble, which caused his death. Services were held in the home and at the grave by D.L. Sommers. Text, Job. 1:21.
Lambright - Elizabeth Lambright, daughter of
Manleus and Clara (Bontrager) Frye, was born in Reno Co.,
Kans, April 17, 1916; passed away at the Lagrange County Hospital,
April 6; aged 29 y. 11 m. 19 d. She was just 16 days older than
her husband. In her youth she united with the Mennonite church
and remained faithful until death. In 1930 she moved with her
parents to Middlebury, Ind., where she attended high school one
year, then returned to Hesston, Kans., where she attended Hesston
Academy and Bible School for three years. On Dec. 10 she was married
to Harold Lambright of near Lagrange, Ind. This happy union was
blessed with 4 children: Berdena Lorene, age 6; Merrit Eugene,
who passed away Aug. 28, 1941, age 3 m. 21 d; the twins Karl Jay
and Karon Kay, aged 2. She was sick only 2 days. On Thursday she
expressed herself as feeling fine, but in the evening she said
she was not feeling well. Friday night she was operated on; peritonitis
had already set in. Saturday evening she passed away. Her going
was a severe shock to the family and community. She leaves her
husband and 3 children, mother and stepfather (Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Shrock, Middlebury, Ind.), 2 half sisters and one half brother
(Vera, Mrs. Harold Miller, Wakarusa, Ind.; Janice and Maynard
at home), her grandmother and step-grandfather (Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Miller of Yoder, Kans.). Her father , one sister, one half sister,
and grandfather also preceded her in death. She was a loving mother
and companion, and was loved and respected by all who knew her.
Funeral was held at Shore Mennonite Church, in charge of Percy
J. Miller and Wilbur Yoder.
Landis - Mary, daughter of the late Deacon David and Elizabeth L. Leaman, was born near Neffsville, P., March 30, 1858; passed away very peacefully after a few days' illness, due to infirmities of age, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Landis R. Heller, March 3, 1946; aged 87 y. 11 m. 3 d. She came to this home at Northfield near Lancaster, in the spring of 1880 as a bride, and lived there all her life. On Oct. 12, 1979, she was united in marriage to J. Frank Landis, who preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1906. To this union were born 3 children: Arthur, who died in infancy; David L. Landis, a minister at the Mellinger congregation; and Stella L., wife of Landis R. Heller. Surviving are 2 children, 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ray Wenger, a returned missionary from Africa, is a granddaughter. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Mellingers since May 1880, where her seat was seldom vacant. She is greatly missed in the home, church, Sunday school, and sewing circle, where she always took an active interest. She was the last of her family of 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Funeral services were held March 6 by Bro. Henry Lefever and Bro. Christian Lehman. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin - Isaac E., Jr., son of Isaac W. and Mary H. (Eby) Martin, was born near Hagerstown, Md., May 23, 1907; died March 27, 1946, apparently from electric shock. With the help of his hired man and his father, he had felled a tree and having been unsuccessful in their efforts to have the tree miss the electric wires, had been sawing limbs from the tree. He took hold of some branches of the tree, then quickly stepped back. Falling to the ground, he soon passed away, aged 38 y. 10 m. 5 d. On Aug. 27, 1929, he was united in marriage to Susan H. Lehman, Marion, Pa. To this union were born 7 sons and 2 daughters, ranging in age from one to 15 years: Lehman, Walter, Ivan, Ruth, Eunice, Isaac, David, Earl, Nelson, and Luke, surviving also his parents and 3 sisters (Susan E. Martin, Mrs. Jacob Horst, and Mrs. Preston Showalter, all of Maugansville), and one brother (Amos E. Martin, Hagerstown), also his father-in-law (David Lehman), who has his home with the family. On March 23, 1925, he united with the Reiff Mennonite Church and lived in faithful devotion to the principles of the Gospel as interpreted by the Mennonite Church, and instilled and imparted the same to his children until death. The early and sudden departure of a very faithful and devoted husband and father, a loyal brother in the church, and a kind and helpful neighbor brings much sorrow to many, especially to a young mother with a large family of little children. Funeral services were held on March 30 at the home, and at the Reiff Church, in charge of Stanely H. Martin and Moses K. Horst. Text, Luke 12:40. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Neff - Dale Devon, youngest son of Mahlon and Mary (Kauffman) Neff, was born near Lagrange, Ind., May 23, 1929; peacefully fell asleep at his birthplace, March 27, 1949; aged 16 y. 10 m. 4 d. His death was caused by the after effects of encephalitis. He was afflicted since January, 1945. On April 17, 1945, he was anointed. On April 25 he was taken to the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis for observation, after which he improved and was again able to go about by himself until Jan. 20, when he was sick again and was bedfast for nine weeks. On Feb. 18 he asked to be anointed again, having faith that he could again be healed and could be up and out again. His great desire was to get well, but always submitting too, "if it was the Lord's will." He was cheerful and very patient through his long illness. Many a time when in intense pain, he would be singing "Blessed Jesus, Hold My Hand," "How Beautiful Heaven Must be," and "Sometime We'll Understand." On the night before his death, shortly before a convulsion, he was heard singing, "Lord, I want to be in that number, when the saints go marching in." He united with the Shore Mennonite Church at the age of 12 and remained a faithful member and attended regularly whenever he was able. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Elmer, DeForest, Wis., serving in the C.P.S.; Vernon, Lagrange; Ernest, Esther, Wayner and Mary Berneice), all at home, also a sister-in-law, Mary Louise; and many relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Shore Mennonite Church in charge of Percy J. Miller, assisted by Leonard Haarer and Josiah Miller.
Rheinheimer - Emma Hostetler Rheinheimer, daughter of Joseph and Rachel (Yoder) Hooley, was born in St. Joseph County, Mich., Oct. 13, 1866; aged 79 y. 5 m. 26 d. Last February 5 she became seriously ill, during which time she was anointed and was much improved. She was able to attend church service and her grandson's wedding during this time. On the Sunday morning preceded her death she had a heart attack but grew better again; then Tuesday evening she retired as usual and in several hours passed peacefully away. She was united in marriage Dec. 17, 1883, to Jacob Hostetler, who preceded her in death 16 years. To this union was born one daughter, Effie Ann - Mrs. Milton Kauffman, Middlebury. On Dec. 14, 1935, she was united in marriage to Jacob Rheinheimer. Surviving are her companion, her daughter, one half sister (Libbie - Mrs. Jacob Miller, Topeka), one step sister (Susie - Mrs. Ira Zook, Norfolk, Va.), one brother (Joseph Y. Hooley, Shipshewana), and one half brother (Jacob Hershberger), 2 step sons (Fred and Edward Rheinheimer, Shipshewana), 5 grandchildren, 24 step grandchildren, 15 step great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Preceding her in death are 2 brothers (Enos and Menno), 2 sisters (Anna - Mrs. Joe Troyer, and Matti - Mrs. Will Hartzler). She was a faithful member of the Forks Mennonite Church for 50 years. Grandma was always a kind and loving Christian, and during her illness she remained cheerful. Her companionship will be deeply missed and her ever-ready smiles shall linger with us. Funeral services were held at the Forks Mennonite Church, April 12, by Percy Miller and Early Bontrager. A note in her Bible suggested II Cor. 5:1-13 to be used as the Scripture, and Rev. 21:4 as the text, for her funeral services. Burial was made in the Bontrager Cemetery.
Weber - Harold H., son of Adin M. and Iva E. (Hege) Weber, of near Smithsburg, Md., was born March 30, 1946; passed away March 31, 1946 aged 1 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents and one sister (Miriam), 4 grandparents (Edgar M. and Ada H. Weber; Ira E. and Martha G. Hege), his great-grandmother Weber, his great-grandfather Martin, and his great-grandfather Hege (who followed little Harold 8 days later), also the great-great-grandparents (Jacob Eshlemans), and many other relatives. Short services were conducted April 1 at his home by Bro. Amos Martin. Text II Sam. 12:23. Burial was made in Paradise Cemetery.
Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia