Buschman. - Emelia Glied Buschman was born in Breslau, Germany, July 10, 1865; died Jan. 19, 1946; aged 80 y. 6 m. 9 d. With her parents she came to America in 1883. They settled in Hillsboro, Kans., where she met and married Peter Henry Buschman, Oct. 20, 1884, who preceded her in death a year ago. From Kansas they moved to Oklahoma where they homesteaded, living there 11 years. They came to Michigan in 1905 and lived in the neighborhood of Comins and Fairview for 14 years after which they lived at Morrice for 9 years and Vernon for 12 years. They returned to Fairview in 1942, occupying a home adjoining the home of their daughter, Mrs. Geo. C. Gusler. To this union were born 10 children, 2 of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 sons (Peter, Calif.; Henry and Herman, Owosso, Mich.; David, Corunna; Robert, Fairview), and 3 daughters (Mrs. Geo. C. usler, Fairview; Mrs. S. V. Yoder, Davidson; and Mrs. Claude Harder, Comins); also 31 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church to the end of her life. Funeral services were held in the Fairview Mennonite Church by F. F. Bontrager. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
Davidhizar. - Anna May, daughter of Raymond and Ruth Davidhizar, was born Jan. 12, 1946, and died nine hours after birth. A prayer service was held at the home of the grandparents, conducted by D. A. Yoder. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Deputy. - Mervin O., son of the late Jacob and Fannie Heatwole Deputy was born March 30, 1885; passed away Nov. 20, 1945, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., where he had been a patient for about one week. Surviving are his devoted and sorrowing wife, Viola Heatwole Deputy, and 5 children, Mary C. and Byard Sanford at home, Timothy O., John J., and Charles H. of near Harrisonburg, Va., 6 grandchildren, and 6 brothers, and 5 sisters. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and endeavored to serve Christ and the church faithfully. We know our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services at the home by Bro. S. H. Rhodes, and at the Weaver Mennonite Church by Bro. Hiram Weaver of Harman, W. Va., and Bro. John R. Mumaw of Harrisonburg, Va. Text, Psalm 17:15. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Frederick. - Earl M., son of Nelson H. and Mary O. Miller Frederick, Souderton, Pa., was born April 14, 1945; died at the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 7, 1945; aged 7 m. 23 d. His death was caused by bronchial pneumonia, bronchitis, and teething. He is greatly missed in the home. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Herbert), 3 sisters (Lillian, Catherine, and Elizabeth), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Miller, Dublin, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob O. Frederick, Souderton, Pa.), and one great-grandmother (Mrs. George Frederick, Franconia, Pa.). Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at the Deep Run Church in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, Erwin Nace, and John E. Lapp. Text, II Sam. 12:23b. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gehman. - Amos, son of the late Solomon and Barbara Mosemann Gehman, was born Aug. 28, 1881; died at his home near Akron, Pa., Jan. 16, 1946; aged 64 y. 4 m. 17 d. He is survived by his wife Laura NeeMohler and the following children: Charles, Elmer, Oscar, Emma, (Mrs. Mello Cammauf), Amos, Isaac, Howard, Lillian (Mrs. Richard Frey), Richard, Robert, and Edith. Four children preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Mellinger Funeral Home by Amos S. Horst and interment was made in Gehman's Cemetery near Adamstown, Pa.
Gingerich. - Charles, son of Jacob and Mary (Schlabach) Gingerich, was born near Amish, Iowa, Aug. 24, 1891; died at his home near Parnell, Iowa, Jan. 14, 1946; aged 54 y. 4 m. 20 d. On Dec. 4, 1913, he was united in marriage to Nettie May Miller. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his companion, 8 children (Rollin J., Leo Glen, Myrtle Marie -- Mrs. Leonard Rensberger, Hilda Lovina -- Mrs. Vernon Fisher, Clarence Dale, Wayne Edward, Mary Lois, and Marguerite Jeanne), 2 brothers (Emery, Muscatine, Iowa; and Noah, Nappanee, Ind.), 8 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of sixteen and continued in this fellowship until he was called home. He was very active in life and keenly felt the responsibility of providing for the home and family. He was always ready to help others where help was needed, and willing to give of his means to bring happiness and relief to those who were in need. While doing chores on Monday evening he was killed by the male animal of the herd. The details of the attack are not known. When he did not come to the house at the usual time, his wife and children went out and found his lifeless body. Thus ended the life of one who was a loving father, a faithful husband, and one who was appreciated in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, Jan. 17, in charge of George S. Miller and Chris Yoder. Burial was made in the cemetery near by.
Good. - Benjamin, son of Noah and Fanny (Horst) Good, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1875; died at his home near Orrville, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1946; aged 70 y. 3 m. 5 d. He suffered for several months from a heart condition and complications. At an early age he united with the Mennonite Church. On Dec. 23, 1902, he was united in marriage to May Rohrer, who preceded him in death Nov. 20, 1918. To this union nine children were born, seven of whom survive: Myrtle -- Mrs. Paul Hoover, Goshen, Ind.; Bertha, at home; Willis, Willard and Jason, of Dalton; Heber, in C.P.S. at Clear Spring, Md.; and Elmer, on the home farm. On Nov. 25, 1920, he was married to Martha Hoover, who survives. This union was blessed with three daughters: Emma Ruth, Mary Catherine, and Anna Miriam. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Ezra and John of Dalton), and 2 sisters (Mrs. John A. Heatwole and Mrs. Mary Kreider, of Dalton). On Sept. 22, 1907, God, through the church, called and ordained him as a minister, which office he filled until his health failed. He was in the pulpit for the last time at the Yellow Creek Church, Goshen, Ind., on Nov. 18, the day following the funeral of his father-in-law, William A. Hoover. During his long period of service as well as during his sickness the welfare of the church was on his heart. Funeral services were held Jan. 12, at the home by Abram Good and Hershey Sensenig and at the County Line Church by Carl Good and David Wenger. Text, John 17:11-17. The following ministers made remarks: Thomas Reesor, Amos Martin, Moses Horst, Amsey Martin, and Israel Snyder. The burial service was in charge of Daniel Witmer.
Graber. - Peter R., son of John and Katharina Graber, was born near Sterling, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1881; passed away at the Memorial Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Jan. 13, 1946; aged 64 y. 5 m. 6 d. On Friday afternoon while pursuing his farm work he fell from a pile of baled straw and fractured his pelvis. He was taken to the hospital on Saturday morning for care and treatment and passed away the following morning. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. When he moved to Iowa, April 1, 1907, he transferred his membership to the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, of which he was a member at the time of his death. On March 11, 1908, he was united in marriage to Fannie Richard, who survives. He also leaves one daughter (Ada), one brother (Daniel), one sister (Mrs. Sarah Widmer), and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, and one brother. He was an affectionate and devoted husband and a good neighbor. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church, Jan. 16, conducted by Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty. Text, I Sam. 20:3. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Hartzler. - Celesta C. Hartzler, daughter of David W. and Anna (Greenawalt) Hartzler, was born near Topeka, Ind., May 10, 1868; died at her late residence in Topeka Dec. 13, 1945; aged 77 y. 7 m. 3 d. In her youth she gave her heart to Christ and her life was spent in Christian service. Early in life and for many years she worked in the Mennonite Publishing House in Elkhart, Ind. She was a teacher and sometimes superintendent in the primary department of the Maple Grove Sunday School until her failing health prevented her active service. She was a faithful Christian, and her varied activities gave her wide acquaintance and endeared her to a wide circle of friends. She was one of a family of 7 children all of whom preceded her in death except one sister, Mrs. Lantz of Topeka. She had 3 brothers, William W., Ephraim E., and Charles E.; and 3 sisters, Libbie, Blanche (Mrs. Charles Miller), and Mrs. Alice Lantz who survives. She also leaves a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church Dec. 16, conducted by Wilmer Shelly and Edwin J. Yoder. Burial was made in Maple Grove cemetery.
Kauffman. - Anna E. (King) Kauffman, daughter of Abraham and Mattie King, was born Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio, May 13, 1875; died Jan. 15, 1946, at the Trinity Hospital, Minot, N. Dak. Eleven years ago she suffered an attack that left her heart in a weakened condition. In October, 1945, she had another attack from which she never fully recovered but gradually became weaker until death. In youth she gave her heart to Jesus and a remained a loyal and faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was always at church when health permitted. On Jan. 30, 1902, she was united in marriage to David G. Kauffman of Garden City, Mo. They made their home near Garden City, Mo. until March, 1916, when they moved with their family to near Minot, N. Dak. She leaves to mourn her departure, her sorrowing husband, 4 sons (Carl A., Creston, Mont.; Nelson E., Hannibal, Mo.; Floyd E. and Harold Y., Minot, N. Dak.), and one daughter (Floy -- Mrs. W. W. Kauffman, West Liberty, Ohio); and one foster son (Dale Hunsinger). One son (Herbert) preceded her in death 11 years ago. She also leaves 7 brothers and 3 sisters (Simon and Aaron, West Liberty, Ohio; Jonah, Hubbard, Oreg.; Irvin, Malvern, Pa.; Lydia -- Mrs. F. P. Kauffman, Garden City, Mo.; Ellen -- Mrs. M. L. Plank, Oley, Pa.; and Maude -- Mrs. Robert Myers, Geneva, Pa). Her life was a busy one. She enjoyed visiting the sick and the aged, bringing cheer and gladness. She always manifested concern by helping needy families of the neighborhood. She will be remembered by her family as a kind, loving, faithful mother, one concerned about their spiritual welfare. Two of her sons are now bishops, and one a deacon; her daughter also being married to a minister, all in the Mennonite Church. She always held before her family high ideals for which we are truly grateful. During the past year all but one of her 27 grandchildren visited her. Five weeks before her death her children were all at home. This she greatly appreciated. She will be greatly by her family, the church, and the community. Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview Mennonite Church near Surrey, N. Dak., on Jan. 18, by Eli Hochstetler of Wolford, N. Dak., assisted by L. A. Kauffman, Bloomfield, Mont. Interment was made at the Fairview cemetery.
Short. - Eliza, oldest daughter of Henry L. and Cathrine Rupp, was born in Henry Co., Ohio, Feb. 5, 1875; died at her home near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1946; aged 70 y. 11 m. 6 d. On Dec. 20, 1894, she was united in marriage to Jonas Short. To this union three daughters were born: Edna, who died at the age of two years; Estella, at home; and Leona -- Mrs. Erie Sauder, of Archbold. In April, 1937, she was in an automobile accident, in which she received serious injury which permanently crippled her right hand and arm and caused her to be in the hospital about ten weeks. For the last two years and eight months she was confined to her bed. Throughout her illness she maintained a cheerful and patient attitude and freely expressed her faith and trust in God and her readiness to go and be with her Lord. In her youth she unied with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. She had a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of her family and the church and was regular in church attendance as long as health permitted. Surviving are her beloved husband, 2 daughters, 3 grandsons, 5 brothers (Simon, Frank, Daniel, Jacob, and Harvey), one sister (Anna -- Mrs. Aaron Frey), and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one granddaughter, and one sister (Mrs. Aaron Short). Funeral services were held Jan. 15, at the home by Simon Stuckey and at the Central Church by Henry Wyse and E. B. Frey. Texts, Jno. 14:1-6; Rom. 8; Jno. 19:27.
Stutzman. - Stella May, daughter of Peter B. and Mary (Gascho) Stutzman, was born near Milford, Nebr., June 25, 1912; entered her rest quite suddenly at the home of her brother Frank, near Corry, Pa., Jan. 11, 1946; aged 33 y. 6 m. 13 d. She was ill only twelve hours before passing away. Though she was an invalid all her life, she remained very patient and loving in her affliction. In her departure she leaves her parents, 3 sisters (Gladys --Mrs. Lester Heliker, Spartansburg, Pa.; Dorothy and Frieda, at home), 4 brothers (Frank, of Corry; Clifford, Mantua, Ohio; Walter and Leonard, at home), and many other relatives and friends. One brother (Raymond ) preceded her in death about five years ago. Funeral services were held at the home of her parents and at the Britton Run Mennonite Church, in charge of Jacob F. Weirich. Text, I Sam. 20:3b. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg.
Tweed. - Alfred Milton Tweed was born in Providence Twp., Chester Co., Pa., Jan. 12, 1868; died at his home in Millersville, Pa., Jan. 12, 1868; died at his home in Millersville, Pa., Jan. 1, 1946; aged 77 y. 11 m. 19 d. He was sick only a few days and was conscious until the end. Fifty-six years ago he was married to Martha Viola Miller, who survives. To this union the following children were born: Mrs. Emma Mae Hauf, of Millersville; Guy Raymond, Lancaster, Pa.; Esther M. -- Mrs. Philip S. Fehr, Lampeter, Pa.; Ethel M. and Belva Irene (twin), at home; and Alfred Newton (twin), who preceded him in death thirty-four years ago. Nine grandchildren also survive. For almost forty years he was a member of the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church. He was much concerned about his family, his desire being to have them all in the church. He was of a meek and quiet disposition, and was loved by all who knew him. He was blind for a number of years, but was patient at all times and never complained. When asked if he was ready to go, he answered, "I am ready to stay or ready to go." He will be sadly missed in the home, the community, the Sunday school and church. Funeral services were held at Groff's Funeral Parlor, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 4, in charge of Daniel Gish and Landis Shertzer. Texts, Ps. 23:4; John 14. His body was laid to rest in the Rohrerstown Mennonite Cemetery.
Weaver. - Maria Diller Weaver, Daughter of John and Susan Reisser Diller, was born May 9, 1868, at Markham, Ont.; departed this life Jan. 8, 1946, at the home of her son, Alvin, Kansas City, Kans. On March 29, 1892, she was married to J. J. Weaver at Oronogo, Mo. To this union were born 7 children, 5 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom are still living. They are Levi, Kansas City, Kans.; Isaiah, Moundridge, Kans.; George, Joplin, Mo.; Ray, Boise City, Okla.; Ruth Stucky, Halstead, Kans.; Bertha Stewart, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Alvin Weaver, Kansas City, Kans. Surviving are also her husband, 3 brothers and 4 sisters, 17 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Saviour, uniting with the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful mother and companion, and always a helpful friend to anyone in need. Funeral services were conducted at the Kansas City Mission Church in charge of Edward Yoder and R. P. Horst. A service was also held in the Hedge-Lewis Funeral Chapel at Webb City, Mo., conducted by Edward Yoder and E. J. Berkey. Interment was made in the Weaver Cemetery near Webb City.
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Blosser. - Kate A. Blosser, daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Detwiler) Blosser was born Sept. 21, 1861; died at the Mennonite Old People's Home, Rittman, O., Jan. 23, 1946; aged 84 y. 4 m. 2 d. The infirmities of old age and myocarditis caused her death. She united with the Mennonite church in her youth, and remained faithful until death. She spent most of her life in the community near North Lima, O. A little over a year ago, when she could no longer live alone, she went to the Old People's Home. She was the last remaining member of the Abram Blosser family. Her parents, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters preceded her in death. Aunt Kate was a cheerful, helpful person; her passing is mourned by a number of nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services were held at the Midway Mennonite Church in charge of Paul Yoder and David Steiner.
Bontrager. - Jacob Benjamin was born near Howe, Ind., May 28, 1869, and passed away on Dec. 21, 1945. Brother Bontrager died of a heart ailment of short duration following many years of suffering from a spinal injury resulting from a fall. He was married to Barbara Coffman of Elkhart, Ind., on Nov. 28, 1917, who survives him. He is also survived by a sister and a brother (Mrs. T. T. Eash, Middlebury, Ind. and Menno Bontrager, Kalona, Ia.). Brother Bontrager was a member of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church of Elkhart, Ind., where the funeral service was held. The service was conducted by J. E. Gingrich assisted by S. C. Yoder. The text for the sermon was, "I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
Buller. - Myla Fern, infant daughter of Henry C. and Fern (Stoll) Buller, was born at Detroit Lakes, Minn., Jan. 2, 1946; passed away Jan. 4, 1946. She is survived by her parents, grandparents, 3 great-grandmothers, and uncles and aunts. A brother, Merlin Henry, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the J. D. Stoll home on Sunday, Jan. 6, in charge of Elmer D. Hershberger. Interment was made at the Lake Region Cemetery.
Burkholder. - Mary Ethel, daughter of Joseph and Fannie (Showalter) Burkholder was born Mar. 3, 1911, at Harrisonburg, Va.; passed to her eternal reward at the Mahoning County Tuberculosis Sanitarium, near Youngstown, O., Jan. 21, 1946; aged 34 y. 10 m. 18 d. On Dec. 8, 1935, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Martin of Columbiana, O., who preceded her in death, Dec. 2, 1943. To this union were born two children: Shirley, aged 8, and Gary, aged 3. Surviving besides the two children are her parents, 3 sisters (Elizabeth - Mrs. Melvin Hostetler, Orrville, O.; Virginia and Frances, North Lima, O.) 2 brothers (Harry, Youngstown, O., and Joseph, Jr., Leetonia, O.) and many other relatives and friends. Two brothers preceded her in death. She united with the Midway Mennonite Church at an early age, and remained faithful until called home. The last 2 1/2 years of her life were spent as a patient in the sanitarium. Her patience, fortitude, and cheerfulness in her suffering and distress during her lingering illness testify to her fine Christian character and faith. She had a great desire to regain her health, but was resigned to God's will for her life. She was concerned for her 2 small fatherless children, who are now also bereft of a mother. About 2 weeks before her death she suffered a relapse, which with complications caused her death. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her parents by I. W. Royer, and at the Midway Church by Paul Yoder, Wm. G. Detweiler, and David Steiner.
Hostetler. - Enos, son of Levi and Barbara Hostetler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov. 28, 1873; passed away at Salem, Oreg., Jan. 7, 1946; aged 72 y. 1 m 9 d. He confessed Christ in his youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. On Jan. 5, 1896, he was united in marriage to Minerva Stutzman in Cass Co., Mo. Later he moved to Hubbard, Oreg., where he lived for 10 years. In 1911 he moved to Harrisburg, Oreg., and in 1923 to Sheridan, Oreg., at which place he resided until his death. He is survived by his loving companion, 5 children (Ina Wolfer, Amity, Oreg., Lillie Yoder, Hubbard, Oreg., Bessie Barkell, Archie, and James, all of Sheridan, Oreg.), 9 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 14 step-great-grandchildren; also 3 sisters (Martha Kenagy, Albany, Oreg., Katie Schrock, Shelbyville, Ill., and Ida Baker, Harrisburg, Oreg.); also many other relatives and friends. His death was preceded by a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Zion Church near Hubbard, Oreg., in charge of James Bucher, assisted by C. I. Kropf and G. D. Shenk. Scriptures used were I Thess. 4:13-18 and I Cor. 15. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Moyer. - E. Paul, son of Gideon S. and Clara (nee Heckler) Moyer, was born May 24, 1902, in Hiltown, Bucks County, Pa.; died Dec. 18, 1945, in the Roxboro Hospital; aged 43 y. 6 m. 24 d. In the vicinity of Chestnut-Hill, he and his brother Ammon were felling trees. As the tree fell it broke a limb of another tree and this came down on his head. He was unconscious to the time of his death, which was three days later. We can not understand why this husband and father was taken away in the prime of life. God's way is the right way, God's way is the best way. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was a faithful member of Deep Run congregation. On June 27, 1925, he was united in marriage to Anna Stover. To this union were born 6 children. Two died in infancy. Surviving are a sorrowing companion and 4 children (Richard, Powellsville C.P.S. Camp, Md.; Harry, Silverdale; Clara and Marvin at home in Danboro, Pa.). His mother preceded him in death Nov. 11 the same year. He is also survived by seven brothers and two sisters (Byron, Center Valley, Pa.; Stanley and Winfield, Silverdale, Pa.; Kathryn -- Mrs. Fred Beaumaster, Danboro, Pa.; Dwight, Blooming Glen, Pa.; Lily -- Mrs. Samuel Miller, Dublin, Pa.; Ralph, Plumsteadville, Pa.; Gideon, Pipersville, Pa.; and Ammon, Danboro, Pa.) Funeral services were held Dec. 18, at his home by Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace, and at the Deep Run Church in charge of Wilson Overholt. Text, Psalm 55:4-6. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nolt. - Mary, daughter of the late Joseph and Emmaline (Powell) Burkholder, was born in Vogansville, Pa., Oct. 8, 1873; entered into rest Jan. 15, 1946, at the home of her daughter Mrs. David Hoover, Ephrata, Pa.; aged 72 y. 3 m. 7 d. She was united in marriage to Edwin H. Nolt, who preceded her in death 3 y. 8 m. 3 d. They moved to a farm north of Vogansville, Pa., 48 years ago. There are 3 daughters and 3 sons: Levi, who died in infancy, Mrs. Elmer Z. High, Mrs. Katie Kurtz, Mrs. David N. Hoover, Joseph, and Edwin, all residing in Ephrata, Pa. Seven brothers and sisters survive and 3 preceded her in death. She leaves 25 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since her youth. She had an operation on March 30, 1945, after which she recovered, but 2 months later was again confined to her bed. She was there until death (7 months). Many times during her suffering she expressed a desire to depart and be with the Lord. She was kind and loving mother and grandmother and was loved by all. Funeral services were held Jan. 19, 1946, conducted at the home of her daughter Mrs. David Hoover, by Abraham Hoover, and at the church of Groffdale by Joseph Hostetter, assisted by Joseph Weaver. Interment in the Mennonite cemetery.
Layman. - Frances, daughter of William and Elizabeth Fleming, was born Mar. 27, 1856, near Richmond, Va.; passed away Jan. 17, 1946; aged 89 y. 10 m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to Pete Layman Dec. 22, 1875. Her husband, 2 sons, and 1 daughter preceded her in death. There remain to mourn her departure 3 daughters (Marm Ridenour, Elida, O., Bessie Wagstaff, Lima, O., and Ida Riley, Elida, O.), 4 sons (Perry, Delphos, O., Charles, Elida. O., Joseph, Needmore, O., and Clifford, Lima, O.), 1 sister (Mrs. Louise Pollock, Van Wert, O.); and 1 brother (Thomas Fleming, Newark, O.); also 27 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Pike Mennonite Church for 60 years, being the oldest member in years in the congregation. Funeral services were held in the home by G. H. Brunk and in the Pike Mennonite Church by Elmer E. Yoder assisted by G. H. Brunk.
Williams. - Lauren David, son of David and Emma (Martin) Williams, was born March 9, 1944; passed away Jan. 13, 1946, at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.; aged 1 y. 10 m. 4 d. He died of a rare disease, neuroblastomia, which slowly and dreadfully wasted his little body away. This was hard for his parents to witness day by day after surgeons and doctors said there was nothing to be done but wait for death to relieve him of his terrible suffering. We submitted him and ourselves to God's will, and prayed that He might relieve him as soon as He saw fit to take him home, where we have the blessed assurance that he now is in heaven beyond all suffering and troubles of earth. Surviving are his parents and twin brothers (Ray and Roy), one grandmother and one step-grandmother. Funeral services were held on Jan. 15 at the home by Daniel Strite with further services at the Stauffer Mennonite Church near Edgemont, Md., conducted by Amos J. Martin and John D. Risser. Texts, II Sam. 12:23 and Mark 10:14 and 16. Burial service was conducted by Moses K. Horst. Interment was in the Stauffer Cemetery.
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Gregory. - Henry Gregory was born near Detroit, Mich., Aug. 4, 1857; passed away Jan. 12, 1946 at his home near Brutus, Mich.; aged 88 y. 5 m. 8 d. He was married to Leah Reist of Ont., Canada, who departed from this life 24 years ago. To this union 3 sons were born: Isaiah, Elmira, Ont.; Abraham, Alanson, Mich.; and Amos, Brutus, with whom he had his home for the last 15 years. Sixteen grandchildren survive. For 18 years they lived in Osceola Co., Ia., but moved back to Michigan in 1907. He was always in good health until the last few months. He was bedfast for nearly 6 weeks before his death, but bore his suffering with Christian patience. He was a member of the Maple River Church at Brutus. Bro. Clyde X. Kauffman and Royal Buskirk conducted the funeral services. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger. - Sevilla, daughter of Peter and Rachael (Gnagey) Kinsinger, was born in Garrett Co., Md., July 31, 1860; passed away at her home near Davidsville, Pa., Jan. 10, 1946; aged 85 y. 5 m. 9 d. On May 7, 1885 she was united in marriage to Jacob Hershberger who preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1924. Surviving are 4 sons and 1 daughter (Norman, Holsopple; Della -- Mrs. Norman Kaufman, Riverside; Milton, Holsopple; Noah, Johnstown; Alonza, Portland, Oreg.). One daughter (Emma) preceded her in death in 1938. She also leaves 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Stahl Mennonite Church, Jan. 12, by I. M. Holsopple, assisted by James Saylor and Aldus Wingard. Interment was made in the Kaufman Cemetery.
Hess. - Emma G., daughter of the late John E. and Anna (Eshleman) Good, was born June 22, 1865; departed this life Jan. 17, 1946; aged 80 y. 6 m. 25 d. On Sept. 10, 1885, she was united in marriage to Jonas Hess, who preceded her in death 6 1/2 years ago. To this union 11 children were born -- ten of whom grew to maturity. Of these the oldest son, Abraham B., and the 2 oldest daughters, Anna M. (Forry) and Mary A. (Herr), preceded the parents in death. Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters: Christian G., Lancaster; Henry G., Landisville; Amos H., Lancaster; Clara H. (Mrs. Clayton H. Martin), Lancaster; Benjamin G., Mountville; Bertha H., and Ida M., at home in Rohrerstown, Pa. She also leaves 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and 1 brother -- Mary, Hettie, and Christian Good, all of Conestoga, Pa., also survive. Nearly 4 years ago, July 1, 1942, her left side was paralyzed with a stroke. She recovered enough to be up and could do some little things for some time. In November, 1945, she began to get weaker and did not notice much around her, but was able to go to the table for Christmas dinner when some of her grandchildren and 1 son were home for the day. She always enjoyed being among people and filled her place in Sunday school and church as long as she could go; although for a number of years her hearing was very poor and she could not hear the sermons. She would meet everyone with a smile and was very patient, content, and cheerful during the time she was an invalid and had to be waited on. She lived up to God's Word as a faithful Christian and set an example for her family as a virtuous woman, true companion, and loving mother. Funeral services were held Jan. 20, at the home by James Hess, Prov. 31:10-31; at New Danville Mennonite Church by Jacob Hess (Rev. 7:9-17), and Stoner Krady (Psa. 16, 17:15). Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Landis. - Elmer H. Landis, son of the late John S. and Mary A. Landis, was born in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 7, 1885; died Nov. 29, 1945; aged 60 y. 1 m. 22 d. Surviving are his widow, Mamie K. Landis; 1 daughter, Bertha (Mrs. Paul M. Neff); 2 grandchildren; a daughter, Florence preceded him in death. The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Emma Kreider; Willis H.; Hettie (Mrs. Phares Stoner); Mrs. Vinnie Landis; and Annie (Mrs. Harry L. Rohrer). Three brothers, John, Jacob, and Frank, and 1 sister, Mary preceded him in death. He was a member of Mellingers Church. He was always willing to help wherever needed. He was in good health till he fell from a wagon load of straw, July 3, 1944. He suffered a broken back and injuries to the spine, leaving him paralyzed. He always had a smile and thought he would be able to walk. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 at the home of Elmer Martin and at Mellingers Church by Harry S. Lefever and David L. Landis. Text was Job 13:15. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.
Lehman. - Joseph Erb Lehman, son of Daniel and Catherine Bomberger Lehman, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Feb. 5, 1868; died at his home in the same community Jan. 7, 1946; aged 77 y. 11 m. 2 d. Bro. Lehman took seriously ill the day before his death and died while on the way to the hospital. He accepted Christ as a young man, united with the Chambersburg Mennonite Church in the fall of 1894, and remained faithful until death. On May 31, 1905, he was ordained to the ministry, serving the Lord and the church in this capacity for over forty years. On Dec. 22, 1892 he was married to Eleanora Frey, who survives him. To this union were born 9 children, 7 of whom survive, as follows: Ruth, Clayton, Amos, Bruce, Howard, Paul, and Rhoda, all of Chambersburg, excepting Amos of Reid, Md. He is also survived by 1 sister, Anna, and one brother, Henry, 18 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Bro. Lehman was active in Christian work during all of his long Christian life, serving as church trustee, Sunday-school superintendent, Sunday-school teacher, and minister, but at times he was hindered from attendance and participation in services for health reasons, since he was a sufferer from arthritis for many years. His labors as a minister were much appreciated, as were his help and counsel in ministerial meetings and conference. He was secretary of the Washington Co., Md., and Franklin Co., Pa., Church Conference for many years. He will be missed by the family, the community, and the church. Funeral services were held on Jan. 10 at his late home and the Chambersburg Church, where he served faithfully for so many years with Bro. C. V. Martin, Richard Danner, D. E. Kuhns, and Harold Hunsecker officiating. The bearers were all ordained men from the district in which he labored. Interment in the Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Miller. - William J., son of Jonathan and Mattie (Stutzman) Miller, was born near Walnut Creek, Holmes., Ohio, on Dec. 27, 1856; aged 89 y. 20 d. He was united in marriage on Jan. 15, 1882 to Frances Jane Gerber. She preceded him in death on April 10, 1911, nearly 35 years ago. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters. Two children preceded him in death: a daughter in infancy, and David, who died in 1923. Surviving him are Alvin at home; Orus, R. 2, Sugarcreek; Moses, Beach City; Mrs. Milton Hostetler, Shanesville; Mrs. Ira T. Yoder, R. 4, Lagrange, Ind.; and Mrs. Wm. O. Hershberger, R. 2, Sugarcreek; also 1 half-brother, Aaron J., Sugarcreek; 29 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church in his youth, and as long as his health permitted he attended services regularly and was interested in the activities of the church. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church, Jan. 19, 1946, with the brethren Paul R. Miller and Vanus Hershberger in charge. Interment in church cemetery.
Nofziger. - Albert, son of John and Rebekah (Shantz) Nofziger, was born June 28, 1870 near Bloomington, Ill.; departed this life at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, Jan. 5, 1946, after a two week illness, resulting from a heart attack; aged 75 y. 6 m. 8 d. When he was 15 months old his father died, and then his mother moved to Fulton Co., Ohio, where they lived for about 5 years, then moved to Trenton, Butler Co., Ohio, until Albert was 17 years of age, when they again returned to a farm near Wauseon. On March 22, 1892, he was united in marriage with Emma E. Wyse. They shared the joys and sorrows of life together nearly 54 years, living in Archbold the past 18 years. This union was blessed with one daughter, who died in infancy. They also provided a home for their niece, Mrs. Laura (Wyse) Short, who was bereft of her parents when 8 years old. She passed away Oct. 11, 1925, leaving 2 sons, Emerson and Herman. He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing companion, 1 grandson, Herman Short, besides a host of relatives and friends. His father, mother, daughter, and grandson -- Emerson Short -- preceded him in death. In 1898 he accepted Christ as his Saviour, uniting with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until his death, which will leave a vacancy in the home, church, and community where he had won many friends. Funeral services were held at the Central Church by Bro. Jesse J. Short and Bro. P. R. Lantz.
Ramer. - Margaret Ellen Cook Ramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cook, was born Feb. 12, 1911, in Ashville, Ohio; departed this life at her home in Hamilton, R. I., Jan. 10, 1946; aged 34 y. 10 m. 28 d. On Dec. 25, 1927, she was united in marriage with Merlin Ramer, son of A. B. Ramer, Harper, Kans. To this union were born 4 children: Lolobelle, Phyllis, Patricia, and Gary Lee (five months old), all at home. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and children, her father and mother, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, other relatives and friends. When a girl at home she attended the United Brethren Church with her parents. She will be greatly missed by her husband and children and all who knew her. During her recent affliction she bore her sickness with patience and Christian fortitude, and was not heard to murmur or complain her lot; thus a good mother has gone form us. Her body was taken to the home of her parents at Ashville, and laid to rest at the South Bloomfield Cemetery, O. W. Smith of the United Brethren Church officiating.
Shantz. - Henry D., son of Mr. and Mrs. David Shantz, was born near Mannheim, Ont.; died at his home in Wellesley, Ont., Jan. 21, 1946; aged 64 y. 10 m. His first wife, Catherine Fry, preceded him 17 years ago. In 1932 he married Barbara Bender, who survives. He was a faithful member of Shantz Church. Surviving besides his wife are 4 daughters: (Elvina -- Mrs. Wesley Metzger, Elmira; Clara -- Mrs. Russel Thomas, Kitchener; Lillian -- Mrs. Daniel Schmitt, Waterloo; Dorothy at home); one brother (Rudy, Hespeler, Ont.); and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Fry, Williamsburg, and Mrs. Herbert Klemmer, Rosetown, Sask.). Eleven grandchildren also survive. Six sons preceded him. Funeral services and burial were conducted by L. H. Witmer and C. F. Derstine at Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, Ont.
Weaver. - Harold Eugene, still-born son of Norman and Mabel Weaver was born Dec. 30, 1945. Surviving are the parents, three sisters, and other relatives. He was laid to rest in the Manistique City Cemetery on Dec. 31, the service in charge of Chester C. Osborne. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Weaver. - Marlin Duane, infant son of Albert and Naomi Weaver, Jr., was born Jan. 15, Newton, Kans., and lived three days to gladden the hearts of his parents. He made a valiant fight for life but a Higher power willed otherwise. He was laid to rest Jan. 18, in the Pennsylvania Cemetery at a graveside service conducted by Earl Buckwalter and attended by family relatives.
Zimmerman. - Fannie, daughter of the late John and Lydia Sensenig Burkhard, was born Aug. 13, 1873, near New Holland, Pa.; passed away at her home after two weeks' illness of pneumonia, Nov. 19, 1945; aged 72 y. 3 m. 16 d. On Dec. 27, 1896 she was married to Amos H. Zimmerman, who survives. To this union were born 12 children. Two sons, John and Amon died in infancy. Surviving are 6 sons and 4 daughters: Milton, Ephrata; Jacob and Eli, Blue Ball; Lydia -- Mrs. Christian Sensenig, Ephrata; Amos, Terre Hill; Ivan, Lititz; Harvey, East Earl; Ada -- Mrs. Henry W. Martin, New Holland; Frances -- Mrs. Wm. Martin, New Holland; Alta -- Mrs. Phares Musser, East Earl; 50 grandchildren; 1 brother, John Burkhard, Blue Ball; 2 sisters, Mrs. Levi S. Weaver, East Earl; and Mrs. Rebecca Moyer, Blue Ball. From her youth she was a consistent member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. She was a helpful companion, a good kind mother, being deeply interested in her large family of children and grandchildren. She is gone but not forgotten. On Nov. 23 brief services were held at her late home by Moses Horning and at the Weaverland Church by Joseph O. Weaver and John Weaver; text used I Thess. 4:13-18. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Zeiset. - Annie, daughter of the late George and Martha Martin Zeiset, was born in Lancaster City, Pa., Aug. 25, 1859 and died Jan. 1, 1946; aged 86 y. 4 m. 7 d. at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jacob Newswanger, in Blue Ball, where she had spent the last eight years as an invalid. She is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Lizzie Shirk, Blue Ball; 1 brother, Martin Zeiset, East Earl and 14 nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. The funeral Jan. 5 was a brief service at the home by Eli Hersh and at the Weaverland Church by Joseph Hostetter and Aaron Burkholder. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
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Birky. - Kathryn L., daughter of Jacob D. and Emma Birky, was born in Decatur Co., Kans., March 10, 1888; passed away of heart ailment at the home of her mother in Kouts, Ind., Jan. 25, 1946; aged 57 y. 10 m. 15 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her mother, 2 sisters (Mrs. Chris Good and Mrs. Simon Good), 7 brothers (Amos, Jonas, Dean, Jake, Samuel, Emanuel, and Emory), and many other relatives and friends. Her father and one sister (Amelia) preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful till death. She always took an interest and an active part in the home and church. She had won a place in the hearts of her family, neighbors, and friends, and all very keenly feel her death. We humbly bow to the will and wisdom of God. Funeral services were conducted at the Hopewell Mennonite Church near Kouts, Ind., by Paul Mininger, assisted by Millard Lind. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Brenneman. - George G., son of Bishop George and Anna Brenneman, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Sept. 14, 1862; died at the home of his daughter Ella -- Mrs. Timothy Weldy, near Milford, Ind., Jan. 17, 1946; aged 83 y. 4 m. 3 d. In 1883 he was united in marriage to Lena Kehr, who preceded him in death almost four years ago. This union was blessed with four children. In 1885 Bro. Brenneman and his companion were converted and united with the Mennonite Church. In 1892 they moved to Indiana and transferred their membership to the Holdeman congregation near Wakarusa, of which congregation he was a member at the time of his death. He was in failing health for some time and was bedfast most of the time the last eight weeks. He was the last survivor of a family of seven brothers and sisters. One daughter (Florence) died in infancy, and a grandson (Walter Brenneman) was killed in action. Those left to mourn are 2 sons (Edward, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Clyde, Elkhart, Ind.), one daughter (Ella -- Mrs.Timothy Weldy, Milford,Ind.), 15 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held Jan. 20, at the Weldy home and at the Yellow Creek Church by the home ministers, S. L. Weldy and Warren C. Shaum. Text, Psa. 91:1, 2.
Elkins. - Willard Elkins, son of John and Rosanna (Malin) Elkins, was born near Ottawa, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1876; died at his home in Greensburg Twp., Jan. 31, 1946; aged 69 y. 5 m. 3 d. On May 7, 1913, he was united in marriage to Della Brenneman, who survives. To this union were born two children: Cecil Chester, Lima, Ohio; and Dorothy Rosanna, at home. Other survivors are 4 grandchildren, one sister (Ella Elkins, Ottawa), and one brother (Walter, also of Ottawa). He was baptized in the Mt. Pleasant Church. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a willing and helpful neighbor, and was highly respected and admired by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant Church, Feb. 3, by M. L. Troyer, assisted by E. E. Zuercher.
Hartzler. - Mary, daughter of Joseph and Christena (Kauffman) Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 10, 1868; peacefully fell asleep at her home near East Lynne, Mo., Jan. 23, 1946; aged 77 y. 2 m. 13 d. In August, 1872, her parents moved to Cass Co., Mo., where she spent the remainder of her life in the vicinity of Garden City and East Lynne. On Dec. 24, 1889, she was united in marriage to Isaac G. Hartzler of Mifflin Co., Pa., who was ordained deacon and later bishop of the Sycamore Grove congregation. Her husband survives. Although this union was never blessed with children of their own, they received into their home four foster children: Mabel S. -- Mrs. William Guilliam, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Emery D. King, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Phebe King -- Mrs. T. H. Erb, Denver, Colo.; and Lorene V. -- Mrs. Earl Roth, who, living in the same home, lovingly and faithfully took care of mother till her death. She was ill for several years and bedfast the last sixteen months. Others surviving are 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one brother (Levi J. Miller, Hutchinson, Kans.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Yoder, Garden City, Mo.; Cassie -- Mrs. A. E. Hostetler, Middlebury, Ind.), and other relatives and friends. Those who preceded her are Lizzie -- Mrs. A. A. King, David, and Jonathan K. Miller. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Sycamore Grove congregation of which she remained a faithful member until death. She was always ready to help and to stand by her husband in his labors for the church; she took much joy in her home, and her life was one of sacrifice and service. Funeral services were held Jan. 26, with a short service at the home in charge of S. S. Hershberger and E. C. Bowman, and at the Sycamore Grove Church in charge of W. R. Hershberger, assisted by J. C. Driver and John Kauffman. Texts: Matt. 24:13; Eccl. 7:1. The body was laid to rest in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Herr. - Isaac R. Herr, son of the late Abraham and Nancy Rider Herr, died at his home in Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 12, 1946; aged 83 y. He was a graduate of Shippensburg Normal School and taught school in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. He was a man with unusual legal ability and after he became a member of the East Chestnut Street Church he devoted his time and efforts to the writing of wills and the settling of estates, always making a special effort to advise his clients to keep out of trouble. He was ailing for several years. In later years he lost his eyesight but continued at his legal work, guided by a secretary. He was married to Nora E. Cassel, who survives. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Risser Mennonite Church by Jacob Brubaker, D. Stoner Krady, and Noah W. Risser. Interment was made in the Risser Mennonite Cemetery.
Hess. - Christianna E., daughter of the late Henry D. and Catherine Herr Stehman, was born in Conestoga Twp., June 17, 1863; passed away of a heart condition at her home in Millersville, Pa., Jan. 22, 1946; aged 82 y. 7 m. 5 d. On Dec. 28, 1886, she was married to Henry H. Hess. Fifty years ago she united with the New Danville Mennonite Church and later transferred her membership to the Millersville Church. She enjoyed good health until July 14, when a heart condition caused her to be in bed three weeks. She recovered, however, and was again able to attend church services. Her last sickness was of eight weeks' duration. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, 2 daughters (Ada E., at home; and Martha M. -- Mrs. I. Walter Herr, Lancaster, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Annie C. Hershey, Landisville, Pa.). One daughter (Annie Catherine) died at the age of two years. Funeral services were held at the Snyder Funeral Home in Lancaster, conducted by Jacob G. Hess. Text, Psa. 17:15. Interment was made in the New Danville Mennonite Cemetery.
Jutzi. - Mrs. Simeon Jutzi, daughter of the late John and Mary Schultz Gascho, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Aug. 12, 1897; died at her home in Kitchener, Ont., following a lengthy illness, Jan. 16, 1946; aged 48 y. 5 m. 4 d. On March 16, 1915, she was united in marriage to Simeon Jutzi, who survives. She also leaves three sons and one daughter (Rufus, Wallace, Nyle, and Lauretta, all of Kitchener), one grandson, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Norman and Daniel Gascho, Mrs. Michael Roth, and Mrs. Elmer Litwiller, all of Baden, Ont.). One son (Curtis) predeceased her. She was a member of the Steinman A.M. Church, and in later years fellowshiped with the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. She will be remembered by her abiding faith and by her cheerful patience during eighteen years of illness. She was an inspiration, not only to her own family, but to many others who had contact with her. Funeral services were conducted at the Steinman A. M. Church, in charge of C. F. Derstine, assisted by Merle Shantz and Peter Nafziger. Theme: "For to me ... to die is gain."
Keener. - Henry B., son of the late John S. and Mary Bally Keener, was born Nov. 3, 1882; died Feb. 2, 1946; aged 63 y. 2 m. 29 d. On Dec. 15, 1904, he was united in marriage to Betty Brunk, who survives. To this union four children were born: Mary -- Mrs. Sidney Schaefer, Singers Glen, Va.; Katherine -- Mrs. Homer Mumaw, Harrisonburg, Va.; Oliver, Harman, W.Va.; and Eunice -- Mrs. Earl Hartzler, Onego, W.Va. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, his aged mother, 2 brothers (John B. and Martin B., Hagerstown, Md.), and one sister (Mrs. Anna Mary Martin, of Hagerstown). On Oct. 10, 1908, he was ordained to the ministry, especially for the West Virginia field, where his son Oliver and his daughter Eunice are now engaged in Christian service. For a number of years he was a member of the Eastern Mennonite School faculty, teaching music and Bible. In 1934, because of ill health, he resigned the work he had thoroughly enjoyed. The remaining years of his life he spent in quiet retirement, serving in his ministerial capacity as health permitted. Funeral services were held Feb. 4, at his home in Park View by John R. Mumaw and at Weaver's Church by S. H. Rhodes, Chester K. Lehman, and J. L. Stauffer.
Lehman. - Anna P., daughter of the late Samuel H. and Annie (Peters) Risser, was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., March 20, 1870; passed away Dec. 8, 1945, at the home of her son Arthur, near Fentress, Va.; aged 75 y. 8 m. 18 d. In November, 1891, she was united in marriage to Benjamin S. Lehman. To this union were born a daughter Lizzie -- Mrs. Elmer Zeiger, near Mt. Joy, Pa., and four sons: Herman, Lawn, Pa.; Irwin, Lake Park, Fla.; Arthur and Jacob, of Fentress. In 1912, she with her family moved to Fentress. In youth she united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death. She was in failing health for a number of years, suffering from cancer and complications. On Sept. 9, 1945, she had a stroke which kept her bedfast the last three months of her life. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by 13 grandchildren, her aged mother, 2 brothers (Elias and John Risser), 2 sisters (Mrs. Lily Caslon and Mrs. Frank Koons), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, conducted by C. D. Bergey and Amos D. Wenger. Further services were held at the Risser Mennonite Church near Elizabethtown, Pa., in charge of Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin. - Anna, daughter of the late Aaron and Mary Horning Zimmerman, was born near Bowmansville, Pa., April 13, 1917; passed away at the same place Dec. 1, 1945; aged 27 y. 7 m. 18 d. On Jan. 5, 1939, she was united in marriage to D. Walter Martin, who survives. She also leaves 2 sons (Edwin and Paul), her mother, one brother (Samuel), and one sister (Mabel -- Mrs. Noah Hurst, Weaverland, Pa.). She had a heart ailment and was confined to her bed since April. She was very patient, hoping to get better and stay with her family, but the Lord saw best to call her home. She was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 5, at the home by Moses Horning and at the Bowmansville Church by Banks Horning, Noah Zimmerman, and Joseph Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller. - J. Wilbur, son of John and Elizabeth (Hostetler) Miller, was born near Mantua, Ohio, Dec. 2, 1925; passed away at the Goshen (Ind.) City Hospital, Jan. 28, 1946; aged 20 y. 1 m. 27 d. He united with the Plain View Mennonite Church at the age of twelve and was always faithful in the activities of the Sunday school, young people's meetings, and missionary projects. Following his graduation at Streetsboro High School in 1943 Wilbur enrolled in the Goshen College Bible School to prepare for definite full-time service for the Lord. The same genuine character and winning personality that endeared him to neighbors and schoolmates here also enhanced his usefulness on the college campus. While he held many responsible positions in campus organization, his energies were directed chiefly to the Locust Grove Mission Sunday School where he served as teacher and more recently as superintendent. He willingly sacrificed his vacations at home to serve on Gospel team trips and have an entire summer's vacation to assist in church work at the Beaver Dam congregation in Pennsylvania. His high record of scholarship and labors of usefulness were interrupted during the second semester of his senior year by an accident early Friday morning. He was on his way to his part-time job when an automobile struck the bicycle he was riding. He was immediately taken to the Goshen City Hospital where he remained unconscious from severe skull injuries until his death Monday morning. A memorial service was held in the college chapel Tuesday afternoon, after which his body was taken to the home of his parents near Mantua. Those left to mourn his departure are his parents and three younger brothers (Vern, Vernon, and Duane), his fiancee (Doris Miller), Goshen, Ind.), and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Plain View Mennonite Church near Aurora, Ohio, Jan. 31, in charge of the home minister, assisted by Jacob Weirich, Beaver Dam, Pa., and Russell Krabill, Wayland, Iowa.
Moser. - Lena, daughter of Jacob and Katie Zehr Roggie, was born May 3, 1861; died at her home near Croghan, N.Y., Jan. 30, 1946; aged 84 y. 8 m. 27 d. On June 16, 1881, she was united in matrimony to Daniel Moser, who died Feb. 12, 1929. Six children were born to this union: Joseph, Jacob, and Daniel, Croghan; Andrew, Copenhagen, N.Y.; Mary -- Mrs. David Yousey, Castorland, N.Y.; and Anna -- Mrs. John W. Moshier, New Bremen, N.Y. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob Roggie, Beaver Falls, N.Y.; and John Roggie, Hubbard, Oreg.), and one sister (Lydia -- Mrs. Joseph M. Zehr, Indian River, N.Y.). In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. She greatly desired to leave this world. But oh, we sometimes so long to hear her voice and see her face. Funeral services were conducted at the home by C. M. Nafziger and at the Croghan A.M. Church by Elias M. Zehr and Allen Gingerich. Prayer was offered at the grave by Lloyd Boshart. Burial was made in the Kirschnerville Cemetery.
Reil. - Clifford Lee, son of William and Esther Reil, was born in Alberta, Canada, March 11, 1931; died at his home near Winlock, Wash., Feb. 3, 1946; aged 14 y. 10 m. 8 d. In September he had an operation and it was found that he had a large stomach cancer. It was not removed, as it was too far gone. The day following the operation he was baptized into the Mennonite Church at Canby, Oreg., in which he continued faithful until death. Surviving are his father and mother, one brother (August), and one sister (Jean). Funeral services were held at the Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock, in charge of ------- Broberg. Interment was made in the Winlock Cemetery.
Shaver. - Ilene Helen, daughter of Elmer E. and Hazel Nice Shaver, was born March 8, 1944; passed away after a brief illness at her home near Willamina, Oreg., Jan. 28, 1946; aged 1 y. 10 m. 20 d. Her passing was unexpected, but we bow to God in His wisdom. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." She leaves to mourn her early departure father, mother, one sister (Naomi), maternal grandparents (Henry G. and Edith Brackbill Nice, Filer, Ida.), paternal grandparents (Grant A. and Ada Davis Shaver, Bend, Oreg.), great-grandmothers (Barbara Weaver Shaver and Mae Davis), and many other relatives. Funeral Services were held at the Sheridan Mennonite Church, Jan. 30, conducted by H. A. Wolfer and Max Yoder. Texts, Job 1:21; II Sam. 12:23. Interment was made in the Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery.
Shifflett. - Fannie S., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wenger, was born near Dayton, Va., Nov. 2, 1867; died at her home near Dayton, Nov. 28, 1945; aged 78 y. 26 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She was united in marriage to P. M. Shifflett, who preceded her in death three years ago. Surviving are 2 foster children (Leslie N. Shifflett, at home, and Mrs. Retta Knicely, Dayton), 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Cullen and Andrew Wenger, of Oregon; Monroe and Perry Wenger, of Dayton; and Mrs. Etta Salt, of Harrisonburg). Funeral services were held at Weaver's Church, conducted by S. H. Rhodes and Melvin Heatwole. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Steinman. - Nancy Steinman (nee Swartzentruber), beloved wife of David Steinman, was born near St. Agatha, Ont., March 8, 1869; died at her home in Baden, Ont., Jan. 29, 1946; aged 76 y. 10 m. 21 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and was a faithful member of the Wilmot A.M. congregation. On Dec. 16, 1890, she was united in matrimony to David Steinman, who survives. They adopted Peter Steinman when he was a boy seven years old. Surviving are Peter Steinman and family, Floyd Steinman and wife, Arthur Baechler, wife, and family (Delford, Clare, Miriam, and David) and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held at the house by Ben Gingerich and at the Steinman Church by Peter Nafziger (text, Job 14;10) and M. O. Jantzi (text, Luke 12:32).
Umble. - Jacob G., son of Jacob and Barbara Kurtz Umble, was born at Gap, Pa., Nov. 9, 1866; peacefully passed away Jan. 25, 1946; aged 79 y. 2 m. 16 d. He was in failing health for several years, but was confined to his bed for only a few days with infirmities of age and heart ailment, which he bore with much patience and humble submission. In 1890, he moved to Champaign Co., Ohio, where he engaged in farming until the spring of 1934, when he retired and moved to West Liberty, Ohio, where he since resided. When a young man he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour, and it was the joy of his soul to witness to the saving and keeping power of his Master and to praise Him for His wondrous grace. He was a charter member of the Bethel Mennonite Church and was a regular attendant as long as health permitted. On Dec. 23, 1894, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Detwiler, who preceded him in death Jan. 26, 1940. Six children were born to this union, four of whom survive: Jesse, Springfield, Ohio; Matilda -- Mrs. Willis Kanagy, Manitou Springs, Colo.; Anne -- Mrs. Thurman Claybaugh, Lima, Ohio; and Naomi, at home, who tenderly cared for her father in his declining years. One son died in infancy and one daughter (Marie) on June 2, 1905. He also leaves 8 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Priscilla -- Mrs. S. E. Allgyer, West Liberty, Ohio; and Annie -- Mrs. J. H. Millinger, Soudersburg, Pa.), and one brother (Isaac, of Soudersburg). Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the Bethel Mennonite Church, in charge of N. E. Troyer. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
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