Armentrout - Frances P., daughter of Abraham and Martha Harold Lantz, was born Dec. 22, 1876; departed this life at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., April 8, 1946; aged 69 y. 3 m. 16 d. On Nov. 12, 1893, she was united in marriage to William M. Armentrout. To this union five sons and four daughters were born, all of whom remain to mourn her passing. She also leaves 47 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Cloe Humphrey, Elkins, W.Va.). She was seemingly in good health until a month or so before her death, which was caused by cancer. Funeral services were conducted at the Runner Funeral Parlor, Elkins, W.Va., April 10, by Hiram Weaver. Interment was made in the Maple Wood Cemetery.
Armentrout - William M. Armentrout was born in Grant Co., W. Va., Oct. 16, 1870; died in the City Hospital, Elkins, W. Va., April 15, 1946; aged 75 y. 5 m. 29 d. His wife preceded him just a week before his passing. He leaves 5 sons and 4 daughters (Edith and Fred, Whitmer, W. Va.; Omer, Akron, Ohio; Arthur, Bergoo, W. Va.; Floyd, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Ella Davis, Kent, Ohio; Mrs. T.R. Mullenax, Arbovale, W. Va.; Mrs. Ed. Vandevender, of Whitmer; and Mrs. Cecil Kittle, Huttonsville, W. Va.), 47 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Jennifer Lambert, Ruddle, W. Va.). About four years ago he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. He was afflicted for about four years and suffered a lot. He expressed himself as ready and willing to go when the Lord called. Funeral services were conducted at the Kendall Funeral Parlor, Elkins, W. Va., April 18, by Hiram Weaver. His body was laid to rest in the Maple Wood Cemetery.
Burket - Malinda, daughter of the late Jacob and Fannie Beachy, was born near Madisonburg, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1888; died at her home in Rittman, Ohio, April 4, 1946; aged 57 y. 7 m. 29 d. On Feb. 14, 1909, she was united in marriage to Ernest C. Burket. To this union one daughter was born. Her health had been failing for a number of years, but she was able to be around until last fall when she had a light stroke. From then on she spent her time in her room. On April 1 she had another stroke which resulted in her death four days later. She was reared in a Mennonite home, but after marriage united with the United Brethren Church. She lived in Wayne County, Ohio, all her life with the exception of a few years when they lived in Canada. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Isaiah, Seville, Ohio; Harvey, Wooster, Ohio; Melvin, Orrville, Ohio; Gusta, Smithville, Ohio; Ella - Mrs. John M. Zook, Laurel, Md.; and Amanda - Mrs. Martin M. Rhoads, Creston, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the U.B. Church in Rittman by W.E. Price. Interment was made in the Creston Cemetery.
Eby - Mary Kathryn, daughter of Ira L. and Lydia (Lehman) Eby, Shippensburg, Pa.; was born Nov. 30, 1934; passed away April 8, 1946; aged 11 y. 4 m. 8 d. She was knocked down by a school bus as it was about to turn into a private driveway. The back wheel passed over her head, causing instant death. Surviving are her parents, 6 brothers and 2 sisters (David and Lloyd, Chambersburg, Pa.; Harold, Fayetteville, Pa.; Louise, Wayne, Glen, Dorothy, and J. Elden, all at home), and her paternal grandparents (John and Fannie Eby, of Shippensburg). Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, April 12, in charge of C.V. Martin, Harold Hunsecker, and Harvey Shanks. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.
Good - Isaac A., son of Samuel and Elizabeth Good, was born March 28, 1858, died April 4, 1946; aged 88 y. 7 d. He was preceded in death by his wife Mattie (in 1934), 4 brothers, and 6 sisters. Surviving are 2 brothers (Abraham S., Findlay, Ohio - his twin; and Henson, Lima, Ohio), one son, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, all of Bluffton, Ohio. He spent almost his entire life in Allen Co., Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Davis, Miller and Son Funeral Home, April 8, conducted by Andrew Brenneman. Text, Amos 4:12. Burial was made in the Salem Cemetery.
Hachman - Henry, son of Seth and Maria (Hess) Hachman, was born near East Greenville, Ohio, April 26, 1861; died at his home in Burton City, Ohio, March 20, 1946; aged 84 y. 10 m. 25 d. He was the last of a family of seven children. On Nov. 21, 1882, he was united in marriage to Katie Eicher, who passed away Feb. 15, 1922. To this union, one son and two daughters were born, all of whom preceded him. On Aug. 9, 1924, he was united in marriage to Anna Blosser, formerly of Concord, Tenn. Years ago he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and for about forty-five years was a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. He served as trustee for a number of years and was faithful to God and his church to the end. He was not without severe trials, but his God enabled him to endure. Surviving are his companion, 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, on step-son (Roy Blosser), 2 stepgrandchildren, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home and the Pleasant View church by Alva Wengerd, I.W. Royer, I.J. Buchwalter, and Perry Blosser. Scripture meditation: Ps. 15.
Landis - Milton B., son of the late Milton L. and Mattie Becker Landis, was born June 21, 1877; passed away suddenly Feb. 20, 1946; aged 68 y. 8 m. 29 d. He lived in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Stumptown Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. In August, 1942, he had a heart attack and was not able to go to church for eight months. For a number of years he served as superintendent of the Sunday school but resigned as he was not able to perform his duties any longer. He was on his way to church when he had another attack. His son took him home, where he peacefully passed away before the doctor arrived. He will be sadly missed but our loss is his gain. He was a kind and loving companion and father. On Nov. 14, he was united in marriage to Sue (Rohrer) Landis, who survives. He also leaves 3 children (Mrs. Esther M. Herr, Elvin M., Grace E. - Mrs. Hershey Groff), 11 grandchildren and 2 stepsisters (Mrs. Clara B. Landis and Cora - Mrs. J. Baker Rathfom). On daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Feb. 23, at the home by Lloyd Eby and at the Stumptown Church by Elmer G. Martin and David L. Landis. Text, Rev. 11:12. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lehman - Marvin Edward, son of S.E. and Emma (Oesch) Lehman, was born at Versailles, Mo., Oct. 29, 1911; passed away at Ironton, Mo., April 11, 1946; aged 34 y. 5 m. 12 d. In his youth he united with the Sycamore Grove Church. Later he transferred his membership to the Methodist Church at East Lynne and some years later joined the Baptist Church at Garden City, Mo. Surviving are his mother, 4 brothers (Lawrence, Garden City, Mo.; Earl, De Soto, Kans.; Norman, Peculiar, Mo.; and Daniel, at home), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Milton Henry, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; Mrs. Vernon Roach, of Garden City; Anna and Mary, at home). His father preceded him four years ago and two sisters and one brother in infancy. When he was eight years old the family moved to Cass Co., Mo., where he grew to manhood. The last three years were spent in Michigan, where he had employment. He had recently returned to Kansas City. In January of this year he was taken seriously ill but had recovered sufficiently enough to seek re-employment at the Ironton Hospital. He appeared to be in good spirits and feeling fine on Wednesday evening. During the night he became unconscious and in spite of all that medical science could do, passed away early Thursday morning from a blood clot on the brain. He was reliable, sincere, and of a sunny disposition. He will be greatly missed in the home as well as among relatives and friends. Funeral services were held April 14, at the Hartzler Funeral Home and at the Sycamore Grove Church, in charge of W.R. Hershberger, assisted by S.S. Hershberger and John Kauffman. Interment was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Mullenax - Samuel T., son of William and Susan Teter Mullenax, was born in Randolph Co., W. Va., Jan. 21, 1877; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., March 11, 1946; aged 69 y. 1 m. 18 d. He is survived by his wife (Maudie), 7 children (Carl, Whitmer, W. Va.; Gurnie, Durbin, W. Va.; Preston, Harman, W. Va.; Alvin, Harrisonburg, Va.; Rhoda - Mrs. Lloyd Stough, Baltimore, Md.; Goldie and Evelyn - Mrs. John Morris, of Harrisonburg), 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 6 sisters. He was a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years. During the past winter he suffered much with asthma, having to sit up most of the time at night in order to get his breath. Funeral services were conducted March 13 at the Bethel Church by Hiram Weaver and R.W. Benner. Burial was made in the Job Cemetery near by.
Shipman - Eugene Henry - son of W.G. and Frances
Shipman, was born in Pierce Co., Nebr., Sept. 21, 1908; died at
his home near Frazee, Minn., April 15, 1946; aged 37 y. 6 m. 25
d. In 1935 he was united in marriage to Mable Erb of O'Neill,
Nebr. To this union one daughter and three sons were born. Surviving
are his sorrowing companion, one daughter (Ruth Ann), 2 sons (Deane
David and Richard Lee), 2 brothers (Wayne, of Washington; and
Marion, Orchard, Nebr.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Bessie Stevens, Auburn,
Wash.; Mrs. Gladys Erickson, Coleridge, Nebr.; and Mrs. Anna Mae
Maxwell, Blackfoot, Idaho), and many other relatives and friends.
He was a member of the Mennonite church since 1935 and was a regular
attendant at the house of God. We believe he was ready to meet
his Saviour at a very unexpected moment.
Robert Eugene, son of Eugene and Mable (Erb) Shipman, was born near Detroit Lakes, Minn., July 6, 1942; died April 15, 1946; aged 3 y. 9 m. 9 d. He leaves to mourn his early and sudden departure, his mother, one sister, 2 brothers, his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Dave Erb), and many other relatives and friends.
Father and son met death together while in the silo. Silage that had frozen to the side of the silo during the winter, fell, covering and smothering them.
A double funeral was held April 18 at the Lake Region Church, near Detroit Lakes, Minn., with J.C. Gingerich and E.D. Hershberger in charge. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.
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Allgyer - On Oct. 14, 1862, a daughter, Priscilla Adeline, was born into the home of Jacob and Barbara Kurtz Umble. The sons, John, Frank, Isaac, and Jacob, and the daughters, Priscilla and Anna, made a typical Lancaster County Christian home. Of these only Isaac and Anna remain. On Jan. 18, 1883, Priscilla took the hand of Samuel E. Allgyer in holy matrimony and with him established a home in Ohio. Eight children were born to this union: Eva, Barbara, Maude, Roy, Anna, Ruth, Maurice, and John. Maude and Barbara broke the circle in 1929 and 1933. There are 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. On April 23, 1946; she peacefully and quietly fell asleep, at the age of 83 y. 6 m. 9 d. Her quiet passing was an answer to her prayers. She was a loyal and devoted wife, a generous and loving mother, a faithful member of her church, and a true friend who won the hearts of all who knew her. Father and Mother Allgyer built their home on the solid foundation of the principle of Christianity, and established prayer and family worship as cornerstones. They dedicated themselves to the goal of providing the opportunity of high-school education for each of their children. In attaining this ambition, Mother formed the habit of growing and learning with her children, and many times was discovered late at night reading a history or a book of literature. This genuine interest in life about her constituted a backlog which kept the flame of youth and learning ever aglow through all the years. She had no faith but sure trust in God and in Christ her Saviour. She chose no other way but to follow Him in confident devotion. She asked no honor but the honor to love and to be loved. For the devoted example of her life, truly her children, her children's children and their children shall rise up to call her blessed. Funeral services were held at the hone and the Oak Grove Church, April 25, by N.E. Troyer, Nelson Kenagy, and D.A. Yoder. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Burkholder - Katie A., daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine Lehman, was born near Newville, Pa., Jan. 21, 1858; passed away at her late home near Chambersburg, Pa., April 25, 1946; aged 88 y. 3 m. 4 d. On Oct. 27, 1887, she was married to John S. Burkholder, who preceded her Feb. 8, 1935. She leaves 5 children (Solomon O., Martha E. - Mrs. Charles Bless, Barbara A., Emma C. - Mrs. Henry Sollenberger, and Harry L.), 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 8 stepgrandchildren. One son (Samuel J.) preceded her. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until the Lord called her home. She had a deep concern for the future welfare of her posterity and for the cause of Christ. Funeral services were held April 29 at the home and at the Chambersburg Church, in charge of Walter Lehman, C.V. Martin, and Harvey E. Shank. Text, Rom. 8;18. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Hege - Henry K., son of Henry B. and Susanna Lesher Hege, was born near Marion, Pa., Feb. 1, 1864; passed away at his home near Maugansville, Md., after a few days' illness; aged 82 y. 2 m 2 d. When he was twelve years old the family moved to Washington Co., Md., near Maugansville, where he resided the rest of his life. In 1887 he was married to Fannie H. Eby, who preceded him in death. To this union ten children were born, two of preceded him - Harvey, at the age of one year, and an infant son. Surviving are 8 children (Mrs. Eli Martin, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Amanda Showalter, Broadway, Va.; Jonas, Marion, Pa.; Mrs. Andrew Martin, Henry E., and Ira E., of Hagerstown; Anna, Norfolk, Va.; and Adin, of Marion), 42 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Reiff's Mennonite Church for many years and a staunch believer in the faith of our fathers. Funeral services were held at the Reiff's Church, in charge of Moses K. Horst and Stanley H. Martin. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
McKenna - Florence, daughter of Hansford and Frances Pippin, was born in Charlton Co., Mo., Aug. 28, 1868; departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maggie Bunch, Fargo, Okla., April 14, 1946; aged 77 y. 7 m. 14 d. On Nov. 26, 1889, she was united in marriage to James McKenna, who preceded her in death March 2, 1940. At an early age she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and later with the Hutchinson Mennonite Mission church, remaining a faithful member until death. She leaves to mourn her passing 4 sons (Andrew, Hutchinson, Kans.; John, Montezuma, Kans.; James, Waynoka, Okla.; and Kermit, Butler, Okla.), 5 daughters (Mrs. Lillian Hartness, Mrs. Edith Rankin, and Mrs. Bessie Gould, of Hutchinson; and Fannie Brink, Ethel, Mo.), 25 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, April 17, in charge of H.A. Diener. Interment was made in the East Side Cemetery.
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Baer - Abram H., son of the late Pre. Henry H. and Susanna (Horst) Baer, was born near Hagerstown, Md., Aug. 7, 1879; departed this life April 13, 1946; aged 66 y. 8 m. 6 d. About two and one-half years ago he underwent a very serious operation, but fully recovered and enjoyed fairly good health until the last six months of his life. He and his wife spent the past few winters in Florida, enjoying the warm sunshine which was beneficial to his health. They returned home earlier than they had planned because of his fast-failing health. On March 8 he bade his friends good-bye, saying he never expected to come back to Florida. Just five weeks after arriving home he peacefully passed away. In his youth he united with the Miller Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. He served the Church as Sunday-school teacher and chorister. He was lover of music and spent many hours in his latter years singing. On Nov. 3, 1903, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Shank, who preceded him June 9, 1909. To this union three sons and four daughters were born. Two daughters preceded him. He leaves to mourn his departure his companion, 6 sons (Henry, Marion, Pa., Irvin, Melvin, Alvey, Abram Jr.. and Leonard, all of Maugansville, Md.), 2 daughters (Bertha - Mrs. Nathan Martin, and Ida - Mrs. Alfred Schelle, of Maugansville), 17 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 4 half brothers, 3 half sisters, 2 stepbrothers, one stepsister, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held April 17, at the home of his son Alvey, in charge of Moses K. Horst, and at the Paradise Mennonite Church, in charge of Daniel Strite and Harvey Shank. Texts, John, 14:14; Ps. 8:4; Job 14:14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Blough - Ezra, son of the late Henry and Fannie Hershberger Blough, was born near Davidsville, Pa., May 13, 1858; died at the Somerset (Pa.) Community Hospital, April 27, 1946; aged 87 y. 11 m. 14 d. He was the youngest of a family of eight and the last to be called to his reward. He was never married. About eleven years ago he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member of the Thomas Congregation until death. Short services were held at the home of a nephew (S.J. Holsopple), after which the body was taken to the Blough Mennonite Church, where further services were conducted by James Saylor and H.C. Blough. Burial was made in the adjoining church.
Brandt - Mary S., daughter of John and Anna M. Strickler Horst, was born July 11, 1883; passed away after a long illness March 19, 1946; aged 62 y. 8 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage to Sam G. Brandt, who survives. She also leaves one daughter (Grace H. - Mrs. Reginol Leibfried, at home), 3 sons (Paul H., Clyde H., and Roy H., all of Mt. Joy, Pa.), one foster son (James Miller Gainer, at home), 9 grandchildren and one sister (Sadie Horst, of the Oreville Mennonite Home). Funeral services were held March 23 at the Risser Mennonite Church (of which she was a member), in charge of Henry Latz and Walter Oberholtzer. Texts, II Sam. 14:14. Interment was made in Chickies Cemetery.
Ebersole - Harry L, son of Harry L. and Rosetta (Wadel) Ebersole, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., March 30, 1935; passed away March 29, 1946; aged 10 y. 11 m. 29 d. At the age of eight he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Death was due to a heart condition from which he suffered all his life. He was patient and loving during his years of suffering. Surviving are his father and mother, 3 brothers (Paul, Adin, and Norman), and 2 sisters (Frances Mae and Mary Catherine). Funeral services were in charge of Walter Lehman, Harold Hunsecker, and Daniel Kuhns.
Friton - Anna Friton was born in Mazeppa, Minn., Sept. 26, 1861; passed away near Caby, Oreg., May 2, 1946; aged 84 y. 7 m. 6 d. In 1898 she was married to Hugo Fritons, who preceded her in 1936. They came to Oregon in 1911. On April 6, 1941, she was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church with which she fellowshiped faithfully, trusting in her Lord until she was called home. She very patiently spent the last four and one-half years in bed, being affected with a stomach condition, which would not even permit her to sit up in bed. Surviving are one son (Lowell, on the home place near Canby), one sister (Mrs. Nellie Coffey, of Wisconsin), 2 brothers (Will Plummer, of Minnesota; and John Plummer, of Montana), and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 6 at the Canby Funeral Home, in charge of Fred Gingerich after which the body was taken to the Portland Crematorium.
Gerber - Lucinda, daughter of the late John and Catherine Troyer, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1865; departed this life very suddenly at the close of a communion service at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, April 7, 1946; aged 80 y. 5 m. 22 d. In her youth she united with the Walnut Creek Church and remained faithful until death. On Sept. 1, 1889, she was united in marriage to Oliver Gerber. This union was blessed with six children. One children and one grandchild preceded her. Surviving are her husband, 5 children (Verba -Mrs. John Kendal, Millersburg, Ohio; Orpha - Mrs. Elmer Gerber and John, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Lloyd and Mrs. Minnie Miller, Shanesville, Ohio), 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and the following half brothers and sisters; Harvey Troyer, Ironton, Ohio; Joseph, Edward, and Emanuel Troyer, Kokomo, Ind.; E.A. Troyer, Middlebury, Ind.; Dr. George Troyer of Puerto Rico; Mrs. Nora Shrock, Amboy, Ind.; Mrs. Mattie Hershberger and Mrs. Emma Horner, of Kokomo; and Simeon Kendal of Pennsylvania. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, always very much interested in the welfare of her family. She had been in failing health for a number of years, but made no mention of not feeling well when they left home to attend church. We cannot help thinking that it was a providential coincidence that she was permitted to complete her communion with her household of faith and join the communion of the heavenly host the same day. Funeral services were held April 10 at the Walnut Creek Church, in charge of Paul R. Miller, A.W. Miller, and Venus Hershberger. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Horst - Mary W., daughter of Jonas and Mary Eshleman, was born near Reid, Md., Feb. 14, 1863; died at the home of her son Samuel near Maugansville, Md., April 3, 1946; aged 83 y. 1 m. 17 d. On Oct. 14, 1884, she was united in marriage to David H. Horst, who passed away Nov. 21, 1940. To this union twelve children were born, nine of whom survive: Martha E. Kuhns, Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. George Lloyd, Lancaster, Pa.; Henry, Martin, Samuel, Jacob, John, Mrs. Virius Rudolph, and Mrs. Elizabeth Petre, all of Washington Co., Md. She also leaves 47 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Jacob W., Jonas, and Mrs. George Coss, of Washington Co.; and Abram, Henry, Frank, Andrew, Miller, and Mrs. Abram Brenneman, of Lancaster Co., Pa. Funeral services were held at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, in charge of Abram Baer, John Grove, and Harvey Grove. Burial was made in Reiff's Cemetery.
King - Picolia Catherine, daughter of Forest and Irene Smucker King, Degraff, Ohio, departed this life April 2, 1946; aged 5 m. 6 d. The cause of her death was pneumonia, from which she suffered two days. Besides her parents, she leaves one brother (Kingsley Dean), paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. E.J. King, West Liberty, Ohio), maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Smucker, Cable, Ohio), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held April 4, in charge of N.E. Troyer and Nelson Kanagy. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Layman - Elizabeth Kauffman Lehman was born Oct. 17, 1856; died April 9, 1946, at her home in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; aged 89 y. 8 m. 22 d. She was the widow of Simon Layman, who was for many years a faithful minister in the Johnstown, Pa., district. Surviving are 4 children (Calvin, Davidsville, Pa.; John, at home, Adda - Mrs. Wesley Yoder, Hollsopple, Pa.; and Maggie - Mrs. Vernon Weaver, of Davidsville), 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Isaac). She was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church and until failing health hindered, was a regular attendant of the Blough Church. Funeral services were held April 11, at the home and at the Blough Church, in charge of Sanford G. Shetler, John A. Lehman, and H.C. Blough. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Lefever - Anna B., daughter of David and Catherine Bringolf Baker, and widow of John M. Lefever, was born March 25, 1854; died at her home in Neffsville, Pa., after an illness of five days, April 21, 1946; aged 92 y. 26 d. She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church. Surviving are the following children: Kathryn B., South Gate, Calif.; Mrs. William Stancel, San Diego, Calif.; John B., Seattle, Wash.; David B., Green City, Mo.; Emily B., Newark, N.J.; Frances, at home; and Abram, Lancaster, Pa., also 2 grandsons.
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Amstutz - Katie, daughter of John S. and Elizabeth Lehman Amstutz, was born in East Union Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 3, 1874; departed this life May 15, 1946; at the home of her sister, Mrs. Aaron Steiner, near Kildron, Ohio; aged 72 y. 3 m. 12 d. On April 22 she suffered a light stroke from which she never recovered. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite church, remaining faithful until death After the home was broken up she had her home and worked at various places, and finally entered that heavenly home to be with her Lord. Surviving are 2 brothers and 3 sisters: Anna - Mrs. Daniel Steffen, Eli, and Aaron, Apple Creek, Ohio; Sarah - Mrs. Aaron Steiner and Martha - Mrs., Simon Steiner, Dalton, Ohio. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Sonnenberg Church, May 17, in charge of Louise Amstutz, Jacob Neuenschwander, and Simon Sommer. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Cassel - Hannah Bricker Cassel, was born near Roseville, Ont, Jan. 6, 1860; quietly passed to her reward March 1, 1946; aged 86 y. 1 m. 25 d. In 1881 she was joined in holy wedlock with Ephraim Cassel, who survives. This union was blessed with one son (Allan Toronto, Ont.). In 1885 she and her husband accepted Christ and united with the Biehn Mennonite Church. She faithfully served her Lord until He called her home. For many years they lived near and in New Hamburg. After she became a partial invalid, they took up residence at the Braeside Home at Preston, Ont. She was of a quiet, cheerful disposition and patiently bore much illness during her lifetime. She found real pleasure in sharing her joys. Funeral services were held March 4 at the Biehn Mennonite Church, in charge of M. Hallman, M.H. Roth, and C.C. Cressman. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Comardelle - Philip Comardelle was born May 26, 1900; passed from this life May 13, 1946, at his home in Allemands, La.; aged 45 y. 11 m. 17 d. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Verna - Mrs. Henry Bergeron, and Venida, at home), 2 brother, and 7 sisters. He was a fisherman by trade. During the years the Mennonites have been in Louisiana he attended services quite often. In March of this year he accepted Christ and was baptized on May 1. On May 9 he became ill and peacefully passed away four days later. His death came as a shock to everyone. Funeral services were held in the home and at the Mennonite Church, in charge of John E. Wenger. Texts, Heb. 12:11, I Thess. 4:13. Interment was made in the Mennonite Cemetery.
Eicher - Mattie, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Jantzi Erb, was born in Ontario, Canada, Jan. 4, 1872; died at her home at Milford, Nebr., May 7, 1946, aged 74 y. 4 m. 3 d. At the age of seven she came to Nebraska with her parents. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour at the age of fourteen and joined the Amish Mennonite Church, of which she was faithful member until death. She took a keen interest in the cause of Christ and was a willing and ready helper in the sewing circle. On Aug. 19, 1890, she was married to John R. Schweitzer, who preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1926. This union was blessed with four sons and five daughters. Two sons preceded her. On Nov. 20, 1942, she was married to Martin J. Eicher, who preceded her by thirty-three days. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 sons (Lee Schweitzer, Friend, Nebr.; and Harry E. Schweitzer, Dorchester, Nebr.), 5 daughters (Mrs. Malinda Birkey, Hebron, Ind.; Mrs. Said Hostetler, Mrs. Alice Saltzman, Mrs. Katie Kremer, and Mrs. Irene Roth, all of Milford, Neb.), 3 stepdaughters (Mrs. C.D. Stauffer, of Milford, Mrs. J.G. Klopfenstein, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. John R. Troyer, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.), one stepson (William R. Eicher, of Milford), one brother (John Erb, Friend, Nebr.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Schweitzer, of Beaver Crossing; Mrs. Katie Stutzman and Mrs. Anna Schweitzer, of Milford), 32 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was in failing health for almost a year, but bore her sickness patiently and was resigned to the Lord's will. She was a loving wife and mother and had a deep interest in the welfare of her children. Funeral services were held May 10 at the Milford A.M. Church, in charge of W.A. Eicher. Text, Tit. 2:13. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Kauffman - Roberta Jean, daughter of Norman and Margaret Mast Kauffman, Midland, Mich., was born Sept. 18, 1945; died May 14, 1946; aged 7 m. 27 d. She leaves her sorrowing parents, one brother (Cecil), her paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Kauffman, Sheffield, Ill.), her maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Noah Mast, Fairview, Mich.), and one great-grandmother (Lydia Kauffman, of Midland). Although her stay on earth was short, she brought much joy and happiness into the home. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Midland Mennonite Church, in charge of Clarence Yoder. Burial was made in the Poseyville Cemetery.
Lehman - Anna B., daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Bomberger Lehman, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Aug. 17, 1870; died at her home north of Chambersburg, Pa., April 11, 1946; aged 75 y. 7 m. 24 d. She had been in frail health for a number of years, but was confined to bed only the week previous to her death. Surviving are one brother (Henry B., of Chambersburg), and 11 nieces and nephews. She was a sister of Pre. Joseph E. Lehman, who died Jan. 7 of this year. Funeral service were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member for many years, in charge of C.V. Martin, D.E. Kuhns, and Harold L. Hunseeker. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Watson - John Eldon, son of Forest E. and Iva Schmucker Watson, was born in Manistee Co., Mich., Feb. 4, 1945; passed away May 10, 1946; aged 1 y. 3 m. 6 d. He was born with several vertebrae missing, thus constantly needing patient and tender care, which was willingly and lovingly given. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Rhoda Arlene and Bonnie Loraine), and 2 grandmothers (Rosantha Watson and Nettie Schmucker). Funeral services were held May 12 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, in charge of Lester A. Wyse. "I shall go to him but he shall not return to me."
Wengerd - Juanita Carol, daughter of Jay and Lela Wengerd, was born at Millersburg, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1946, and died a few hours later. Brief funeral services were conducted Jan. 22 by S.W. Sommer. We were reminded that life is uncertain.
Wilson - John Orlando, son of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Wilson, was born near Nappanee, Ind., Oct. 23, 1899; died at his home at Elkhart, Ind., March 17, 1946; aged 56 y. 4 m. 22 d. On Feb. 2, 1917, he was married to Amanda Hunsberger Clingdaniel, and in 1922 moved with his family to Elkhart. A few years later he accepted Christ and became a member of the Mennonite Church in Elkhart, worshiping at Belmont. He had been in poor health for several years, but grew worse rapidly in the week preceding his death. He leaves his widow, 5 daughters, 2 stepdaughters, 2 stepsons, and one sister. Funeral services were held March 20, at the Belmont Church Elkhart, in charge of Leroy Hostetler, J.E. Gingerich, A.L. Buzzard, and Homer North. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Yoder - Christian J., son of Jacob K. and Catherine Swartzendruber Yoder, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, Dec. 21, 1890; passed away at his home near Wellman, Iowa, May 8, 1946; aged 55 y. 4 m. 17 d. With the exception of two years spent in Oregon he lived his entire life in this immediate community. In his youth he united with the West Union Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and active member until death. On Aug. 11, 1912, he was united in marriage to Mary Miller. To this union one daughter and two sons were born: Harold, of Wellman; Curtis, of Iowa City; and Katie, at home. Besides his deeply bereaved companion and children, he leaves 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Dave, Chimacum, Wash.; Eli, Washington, Iowa; Nicholas, of Iowa City; and Quinton, Middlebury, Ind.). one sister (Sadie - Mrs. Vernon Marner, Keota, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. On July 21, 1935, he was ordained to the ministry, in which capacity he served faithfully and conscientiously until the end. He earnestly contended for the "all things" of the Scriptures, ever upholding the doctrines and standards of the church. He also served in other capacities - as superintendent of the Sunday school, as a Sunday-school teacher, and for many years a mission board member for the congregation. He was in his usual health until the day of his death, when he developed a severe heart condition which he withstood only about fourteen hours. Funeral services were held May 11 at the West Union Church, in charge of Amos Gingerich and J.Y. Swartzendruber. Text, Matt. 25:6.
Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia