Gerber.-Dinah, daughter of Christian and Anna (Begley) Welty, was born in Sugarcreek Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Aug. 20, 1856; passed away Sept. 30, 1948, following a prolonged illness; aged 92 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Sept. 27, 1875, she was united in marriage to Daniel Gerber, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1919. One son (Adam) died in youth, and 3 brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. Sur-viving are 4 sons (Amos, Colfax, Wash.; Rufus, Orrville, Ohio; Philip, Dalton, Ohio; Elbert, at home), 4 daughters (Levina-Mrs. David J. Hofstetter, Apple Creek, Ohio; Hulda-Mrs. John C. Hofstetter, Dalton, Ohio; Anna-Mrs. Edwin Zuercher, Orrville, Ohio, and Edna, at home), 19 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Resser, Canton, Ohio; and Mrs. Jacob Zuercher, Orrville, Ohio). Early in youth she confessed Christ as her Saviour and affiliated with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member until death. She enjoyed good health and a long, rich life. Until death, she resided on a farm, near Kidron, where for many years she and her companion engaged in farming. Her loving and cheerful disposition won her many friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Kidron Mennonite Church on Oct. 3, conducted by Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Marner.-Verda Irene, daughter of John and Lydia (Yoder) Marner, was born Dec. 20, 1937; died at her home near Parnell, Iowa, Sept. 14, 1948; aged 10 y. 8 m. 24 d. She enjoyed good health until early in 1947, when she became seriously ill with cancer. She responded readily to treatment and again seemed to enjoy good health until April, 1948, when her health again began to fail and she became very uncomfortable until death brought relief. Her patience was a challenge to all who knew her to be content with whatever God allows. Surviving are her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Barbara Elizabeth, Clair Joseph, Lois Gayle, Lowell Dean, and Marvin Paul), 2 grandparents (Eli and Elizabeth Marner), and many other rela-tives and friends. One sister (Lucille Grace) preceded her in death in May, 1946. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of John Y. Swartzendruber, and at the West Union Church, in charge of Harvey M. Yoder and Amos Gingerich. Burial was made in the West Union Cemetery.
Nunemaker.-Carl W., son of the late Levi and Barbara (Berkey) Nunemaker, was born Oct. 5, 1896; died at his home, near Goshen, Ind., Oct. 3, 1948; aged 51 y. 11 m. 28 d. On April 12, 1917, he was united in marriage to Mary Dils, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Ivan LaMar, Willis Irvin, of Wakarusa, Ind.; and John Edward, at home), 7 grandchildren. 4 sisters, and 2 brothers. For three years he had been in failing health but was bedfast only four weeks. In his youth he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member until death. Funeral services, in charge of John Mosemann, assisted by D. A. Yoder, were held at the Yellow Creek Church, Goshen, Ind. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Zahner.-Anna Zahner was born in Germany, March 25, 1878; passed away Sept. 26, 1948; aged 70 y. 6 m. 1 d. In 1926 she moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., to make her home with her cousin, Otto Zahner, after whose death she went to the Calvin Hahn home in St. Joseph Co., Ind., where she resided until twelve weeks before her death, when she moved to the home of Wil-liam Lechlitner. She united with the Olive Mennonite congregation, Elkhart, Ind., and at-tended services faithfully as long as she could. Although she could not read English, she en-joyed the church services, usually following the message in a German Bible. She was never married. Surviving are 2 nephews and one niece in Germany and a number of cousins in Mishawaka, Ind. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, in charge of D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank.
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Aeby.-Alice Lucille, daughter of John C. and Ella (Hershberger) Aeby, was born in Stettler, Alta., Dec. 15, 1906; died in Daven-port, Iowa, Sept. 13, 1948; aged 41 y. 8 m. 28 d. She was preceded in death by her par-ents, one brother, and one sister. At the age of thirteen she moved to Kalona, Iowa, to make her home with her uncle and aunt (Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Hershberger). She graduated from the Kalona High School and later attended Goshen College and the State University of Iowa, having taken up the teaching profession. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the East Union Mennonite Church, of which she was a member until she left Kalona; she then transferred her member-ship to the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport. Her life was a challenge and inspiration to many. At an early age she was left to make her own way; she faced the circumstance bravely, determining to make a contribution to the world in which she lived. Surviving are 5 uncles (E. D. and C. F. Hershberger, Kalona, Iowa; Leo, Oshkosh, Wis.; Uriah, White Pigeon, Mich.; Dan, Chicago, Ill.), 2 aunts (Mrs. August Deiuch, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Fannie Stines, Zion City, Ill.), a number of cousins, and a large number of close friends. Funeral services were held at the East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, in charge of D. J. Fisher and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Bender.-Russel Otis, son of Alva and Zelah (Miller) Bender, Mt. Joy, Pa., was born Jan. 29, 1938; died Sept. 2, 1948, at the Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 10 y. 7 m. 3 d. On Aug. 31, 1948, he was fatally injured be-tween a farm wagon and a barn post at the home of a friend. Death resulted from periton-itis following a rupture of the stomach; an emergency operation was performed, from which he never completely rallied. He had accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour two and one half months before his death, while attending boys' camp at Laurelville. Surviving are his par-ents, 3 brothers (Everett Eugene, Gerald Winrod, and Jon Scott), and 3 grandparents (John H. Bender, Springs, Pa.; and Dr. and Mrs. Ira S. Miller, Hanover, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted Sept. 5 at the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church by Henry Lutz.
Eshbach.-Annie, daughter of the late Mary and Benjamin Buckwalter, was born Feb. 1, 1854; passed away Aug. 31, 1948; aged 94 y. 7 m. She was the widow of John K. Eshbach. Surviving her are nieces, nephews, and cousins. Most of her life she lived in Conestoga Twp., Pa., and was a member of the River Corner Mennonite Church for many years. Although she was almost blind, she continued to attend services until about eight weeks before she died. Her death took place at the home of her cousins (Mary and Maud Hess), where she had lived for five years. Funeral services were in charge of Henry Nauman and Maris Hess. Interment was made in the River Corner Cemetery.
Kreider.-Clarence Hershey, son of John S. and Sadie (Weaver) Kreider, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 12, 1916; died Sept. 24, 1948; aged 32 y. 12 d. Death was caused by poliomyelitis. On Oct. 15, 1945, he was mar-ried to Virginia Armentrout, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Frederick), his mother, and one brother (Elmer, Lancaster Co., Pa.). He was a member of the Willow Street Mennonite Church, having joined when he was quite young. He served more than four years in C.P.S. in Virginia and Montana. For the last year he had been employed as clerk at the Lancaster post office. Funeral services were con-ducted by Jacob T. Harnish at Herr's Funeral Home. Text: John 14. Interment was made in the Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery.
Lutz.-Samuel W., son of the late Isaac and Martha (Weaver) Lutz, was born near White Horse, Pa., Nov. 21, 1865; passed away at the home of his daughter (Edna), Rothsville, Pa., Aug. 19, 1948; aged 82 y. 8 m. 28 d. He was united in marriage to Susan Nonnemocher, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Jennie Balmer, Mrs. Helen Forry, and Edna- Mrs. Harry B. Graybill), 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. In1927 he united with the Mennonite Church at Landis Valley. Funeral services were held at Spacht's Funeral Home and at the Landis Valley Church, Lancaster, Pa., in charge of Ira D. Landis and Levi M. Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Peachey.-Fannie Marie, daughter of Jeffer-son and Mary (Stoltzfoos) Peachey, was born April 16, 1939; passed away Sept. 14, 1948; aged 9 y. 5 m. She was sick one week with whooping cough and pneumonia. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters and 4 brothers (Earl, Coatesville, Pa.: Sara-Mrs. John Sausman, Bertha - Mrs. Harry Shaffer, Jefferson Jr., Eugene, and Wayne, all of Belleville, Pa.). She was a pleasant little girl and will be particularly missed because she was a great care, having never been able to walk. Funeral services were held at the home of her parents on Sept 16, conducted by two uncles, Raymond and Lewis Peachey. Texts: II Sam. 12:23; Rev. 22:17. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Schriner.-Noah, son of Henry and Sarah Schriner, was born in Harrison Twp. Elkhart Co., Ind., April 10, 1859; passed away March 14, 1948; aged 88 y. 11 m. 4 d. He had been in failing health for a year, but remained active until the last six weeks of his life. On April 10, 1884, he was married to Alice Long, who preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1926. He lived most of his life in the Elkhart vicinity. About 1896 he and his wife united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Surviving are one daughter (Wealthy Miller, Elkhart, Ind., with whom he was residing), one son (Frank), 4 brothers (David and James, Cassopolis, Mich.; Henry, Warsaw, Ind.; and William, of Elkhart). 3 sisters (Lizzie-Mrs. Will Knowlton, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Susan-Mrs. Daniel Gor-don, and Sarah-Mrs. Charles Shaffer, both of Elkhart), 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchil-dren, and many other relatives and friends. Fu-neral services were held at the Walley Funeral Home in Elkhart on March 18, in charge of D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank. Interment was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Scudder.-Muriel, daughter of Raleigh and Lula (Andes) Lam, was born near Cootes Store, Va., Nov. 6, 1907; passed away at the home of her daughter (Lena), Sept. 17, 1948; aged 40 y. 10 m. 11 d. She was not strong and during the last year of her life she suffered much. On Nov. 7, 1921, she was united in mar-riage to Oliver Scudder, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Lena-Mrs. Ivan Sager, Fulks Run, Va.; Wanda-Mrs. E. Cooper, Harrisonburg, Va.; Chester, Lester, William, and Kathryn, at home), one step-daughter (Mrs. Roy Kitchen), her parents, 3 sisters (Mrs. Elsie Reedy, Mrs. Daisy Tusing, and Mrs. Harry Custer), and one brother (Berlin). In her youth she united with the Bethel Mennonite Church near her home, and remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Brethren Church near Fulks Run on Sept. 20, in charge of L. P. and Timothy Showalter.
Witmer.-Mary B., daughter of Samuel and Mary (Bixler) Witmer, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Nov. 21, 1857; passed sway at the home of her sister (Lucretia), Wakarusa, Ind., April 8, 1948; aged 90 y. 4 m. 17 d. In 1865 she moved with her parents to Elkhart County, Ind. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church, of which she was a member until death. She was quiet and unassuming. On March 17 she became ill; death resulted from complications following intestinal flu. One brother (John H.) passed away at the age of eighty- seven. Surviving are one brother (Isaac, Columbiana, Ohio), and 2 sisters (Susan-Mrs. Eli Wenger, and Lucretia - Mrs. George Weldy). Funeral services were held at the Holdeman Church on April 10, in charge of Silas Weldy, Warren Shaum, and C. A. Shank. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
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Blosser.-Catherine, daughter of Henry and Susan (Wisler) Culp, was born in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 5, 1878; died at her home, Sept. 30, 1948; aged 70 y. 1 m. 25 d. On May 18, 1901, she was married to Harvey Blosser, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Russel and Walter, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Bessie-Mrs. Carl Stickel, Nappanee, Ind.), 7 grandchildren, one sister (Nancy, Wakarusa, Ind.), 3 brothers (David, Moses, and George, of Wakarusa), and many other relatives and friends. One son (Sterling) preceded her in death at the age of ten. She united with the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church many years ago, and in this faith she died. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, in charge of R. F. Yoder.
Detweiler.-Jonas M. Detweiler, son of Enos D. Detweiler (1856-1922) and his wife, the former Magdalena S. Moyer (1855-1938), was born on the old Detweiler homestead which had been in the family from the days of the Penn sons, on March 29, 1879. He attended the public schools of West Rockhill Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., in which the homestead was located. As a mature young man he one day felt his need of salvation keenly, left his work in the field and went to a Christian neighbor, Mahlon Souder, to inquire how to become a Christian. He was baptized upon the confession of his faith in Christ and received into the fellowship of the Rockhill Mennonite congregation, where he re-mained a faithful member for the remainder of his life-almost fifty years. During most of this span he also served as a Sunday-school teacher and a chorister. On Feb. 3, 1901, be married Clara A. Derstine, of his home congregation. Six children graced this union: Paul, Telford, Pa.; Miriam-Mrs. Quintus Leatherman, Sou-derton, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. J. C. Wenger, Goshen, Ind.; David, Telford, Pa.; Esther, at home; and J. Warren, Quakertown, Pa. Father Detweiler was deeply interested in the welfare of his family, especially from a spiritual standpoint. He was also an active member of the Franconia Mission Board from 1934 until his death. He supported worthy community projects actively, helping to raise funds for the local hospital. And he was active in the entire program of the church. He served on the building com-mittee when the local meetinghouse was built in 1925 and was happy to donate the land for the site. Whatever his hand found to do in the work of Christ, he did with his might. Most of his married life was spent as a farmer and as a commission merchant in Philadelphia. For the last fifteen years he owned and operated the West Rockhill Township school bus, on which his strict discipline and tender care of the children were deeply appreciated by the parents and children alike. His health began to fail rapidly in August, and he suffered severely with sciatica. His passing came suddenly and unexpectedly at 11:45 a.m., Oct. 6, 1948, and resulted from coronary thrombosis. His companion and two children were with him as he quietly entered into rest. His age was 69 y. 6 m. 7 d. His widow, his 6 children, and 13 grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held at the home on Oct. 10 by one of the local ministers, Edwin A. Souder, and at the church by Clinton D. Landis. Burial was made in the Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery. May God raise up many such fathers in Israel.-John C. Wenger.
Eby.-Benjamin M., son of the late Benjamin L. and Barbara (Martin) Eby, was born at St. Jacobs, Ont., April 13, 1860; passed away after a short illness on Oct. 19, 1948; aged 88 y. 6 m. 6 d. In early manhood he was converted under the Gospel preaching of the pioneer Mennonite evangelist, John S. Coffman, and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member until death. For the last twenty years he resided in St. Jacobs, where he moved after retiring from his farm near Waterloo. In 1881 he was married to Esther Brubacher, who predeceased him in August 1924. In 1927 he was married to Susannah Bearinger, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Luella-Mrs. Edgar Snider, Mabel-Mrs. Josiah Bearinger, Mina-Mrs. Alvin Shantz, Beulah-Mrs. Abram Shantz, all of Waterloo, Ont.; and Vera-Mrs. Isaac Hurst, Bloomingdale, Ont.), 3 sons (Phares, Kitchener, Ont.; Samuel, Toronto, Ont.; and Alpheus, Elmira, Ont.), 12 grand-children, and 5 great-grandchildren. Two daugh-ters predeceased him. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church on Oct. 21 by Roy S. Koch, assisted by Noah Hunsberger. Interment was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery at Kitchener, Ont.
Guengerich.-Esther, daughter of Charles and Margaret Thompson, was born on a farm near Allison, Butler Co., Iowa, Aug. 14, 1885; passed away at her home in Kalona, Iowa, after a lingering illness of more than a year, Oct. 9, 1948; aged 63 y. 1 m. 25 d. She attended school at Allison until the death of her father, after which her mother and family moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa. After completing her education at the Iowa State Normal School, she taught in various Iowa schools. On Sept. 2, 1913, she was united in marriage to Dan J. Guengerich at the home of her sister (Mrs. Lena Nelson), in Chicago. Ill. Surviving are her husband, one son (Robert), 2 brothers (Robert, Marshall-town, Iowa; and Glenn, Waterloo, Iowa), and many nieces and nephews. Her parents, one brother and 2 sisters predeceased her. She was a member of the Kalona Methodist Church and was a faithful and devoted worker in the Bible school and church activities. Funeral services, in charge of M. O. McKenzie and D. J. Fisher, were held at the East Union Church on Oct. 11. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Hoover.-Mandella, daughter of Emma (Shoup) and the late Daniel Bachtel, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Sept. 21, 1900; passed away at the Goshen, Ind., Hospital. Oct. 10, 1948; aged 48 y. 19 d. On June 1, 1922, she was united in marriage to Maynard Hoover, Goshen, Ind., who survives. Also surviving are her mother, 2 sons and 4 daughters (Edith- Mrs. Galen Johns, Goshen, Ind.; Miriam-Mrs. Vernon Bontrager, Middlebury, Ind.; Arlene- Mrs. Edwin Hershberger, and Lowell, both of New Paris, Ind.; Lucile and Donald at home), 6 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. George Pletch-er, Elkhart, Ind.), 3 brothers (Monroe, Misha-waka, Ind.; Marvin, Elkhart, Ind.; and Merrell, New Paris, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. One infant son (Norman Richard) preceded her in death. At the age of twelve she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Olive Mennonite Church. The last five years she had her membership with the Salem congregation, in which district she lived. For a number of years she suffered from a chronic heart ailment but continued to dis-charge her responsibilities in the home, caring for her aged mother until she became bedfast three weeks before her death. She was a faithful and devoted wife and mother, concerned for her children. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, in charge of D. A. Yoder and R. F. Yoder.
Kauffman.-Benedict J. Kauffman was born near Wellman, Iowa, Feb. 10, 1878; died at his home, Goshen, Ind., Oct. 17, 1948; aged 70 y. 8 m. 7 d. On Nov. 13, 1900, he was united in marriage to Barbara Miller, daughter of Samuel B. and Lucinda (Beachey) Miller. Surviving are 2 sons (Rollin and Paul, Goshen, Ind.), 2 daughters (Emily Christner, Lagrange, Ind.; and Dorothy Beam, Palmyra, Pa.), one sister, 6 grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. One son (Arthur) pre-deceased him. In 1924 he and his family moved to Goshen, Ind. Early in life be became a mem-ber of the Mennonite Church, taking an active interest in its affairs as well as in the affairs of the community in which he lived. He was a good husband and father and a neighbor who was loved and respected. Funeral services were conducted at the College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., by L. C. Hartzler and S. C. Yoder.
Musselman.-Harold Clayton, son of Ralph and Ida (Troyer) Musselman, was born near Williams, Iowa, June 16, 1930; passed away at Manson, Iowa, Oct. 3, 1948: aged 18 y. 3 m. 17 d. He was instantly killed by a freight train while crossing the track. At the age of four he moved with his parents to a farm near Manson. At the age of thirteen he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Manson Mennonite Church. He was a senior in the Manson High School. Surviving are his mother, 2 sisters and one brother (Retha-Mrs. George Hayhurst, Norfolk, Va.; and Iona and Glen, at home), and many other relatives and friends. His father, one sister, and one brother predeceased him. Funeral services were held Oct. 7 at the home by Edward Birkey and at the church by Nick Stoltzfus. Interment was made in the Rosehill Cemetery.
Saltzman.-Lena, daughter of George and Barbara (Litwillwer) Zehr was born in Hopedale, Ill., May 18, 1859; passed away at the Bloomington, Ill. Mennonite Hospital, Sept. 30, 1948; aged 89 y. 4 m. 12 d. In her youth she united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church, remaining a member until death. In 1873 she was united in marriage to Michael Saltzman, who preceded her in death on July 17, 1920. Surviv-ing are 5 daughters (Mrs. Lizzie Unsicker, Minier, Ill.; Mrs. Andrew Sutter, Mrs. Barbara Naffziger, Mrs. Val Nafziger, all of Hopedale, Ill.; and Mrs. W. T. Eash, Flanagan, Ill.), one son (Raymond, Varna, Ill.), 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Mennonite Church on Oct. 2, conducted by Simon Litwiller and P. E. Frey. Text: Ps. 23. Burial was made in the Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
Stutzman.-Barbara, daughter of Jacob and Fanny (Birkey) Stutzman*, was born at Milford, Nebr., Dec 18, 1887; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Donald Yoder), Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 6, 1948; aged 60 y. 9 m. 18 d. Death was caused by cancer. On Feb. 8, 1906, she was united in marriage to Alvin Stutzman, who preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1942. One daughter (Fannie Mae) predeceased her in 1918. Surviving are one daughter (Nettie-Mrs. Donald Yoder, Kalona, Iowa), 5 grandchildren, her mother, 2 sisters (Mrs. Fred Yeackly and Mrs. Melvin Troyer both of Milford, Nebr.), one brother (Edward, also of Milford), and a number of other relatives and friends. In youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church at Milford, Nebr., later transferring her membership to the East Union congregation, when she and her husband moved to Kalona in June, 1942; there she was a member until death. She was a devout Christian, kind and patient, and greatly loved her daughter and family. She endured her affliction patiently although she suffered a great deal, and was resigned to the Lord's will. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, with D. J. Fisher and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber in charge. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
*Note from a family researcher: "I believe it should
read that she was the daughter of Jacob and Fanny (Birkey) Saltzman......
see DBH #10877."
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Detwiler.-Ida, daughter of the late Jonas and Magdalene (Lesher) Wisler, was born near Leetonia, Ohio, April 1, 1872; died at the home of her son (Jonah), Columbiana, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1948; aged 76 y. 6 m. 18 d. She had been a semi-invalid for a number of years; death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. On Dec. 18, 1890, she was married to Enos M. Detwiler, who passed away Aug. 5, 1936. Sur-viving are 2 sons (John D. and Jonah, Colum-biana, Ohio), one brother (J. L., Leetonia, Ohio), 7 grandchildren, and one great-grand-child. One daughter (Florence-Mrs. Craw-ford) preceded her in death. During the early years of their married life she and her husband united with the Midway Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained until death. Her husband was ordained to the ministry on June 6, 1904, serving the church until he passed away. She filled her place as a minister's wife, helping to ease the work of her husband. After the death of her husband she was cared for in the homes of her sons. For a number of years she was confined to her room. Funeral services were held at the home of her son (John) and at the Midway Church by Paul Yoder, I. B. Witmer, and David Steiner.
King.-Joseph Earl, youngest son of John R. and Nannie (Zook) King, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 2, 1914; died at the Univer-sity Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1948; aged 34 y. 1 m. 18 d. In his youth he united with the South Union Mennonite Church and remained a member until death. At the age of eighteen he contracted measles; there developed a diabetic condition, from which he never fully recovered. This, with complications, caused his death. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Ida Belle-Mrs. Herman Roth, West Liberty, Ohio), one brother (Harley, also of West Liberty), 3 nephews and one niece, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Marion Y. King and Wallace Kauffman. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Litwiller.-Linda Beth, daughter of Chris and Emma (Zehr) Litwiller, was born March 21, 1948; passed away Oct. 23, 1948; aged 7 m. 2 d. She had been an invalid since birth. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Floyd, at home), and 7 sisters (Mrs. Warren Birkey, Delavan, Ill.; and Mrs. Willard Good, La Plata, Puerto Rico; La Verne, student at Goshen College; Ruth Ann, Carolyn, Judy, and Beverly, at home). Simon Litwiller and Ben Springer con-ducted the funeral service on Oct. 24. Burial was made in the Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
Riehl.-Jacob S. Riehl was born in Union Co., Pa., June
8, 1869; died at the home of his nephew (Elmer J. Riehl), Canfield,
Ohio, Oct. 23, 1948; aged 79 y. 4 m. 15 d. He was left fatherless
in his infancy; he continued to live with his mother until she
passed away in 1925.
Since that time he lived with his nephew, where his temporal needs were kindly provided. In early manhood he confessed Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Leetonia Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 brothers (John S., Leetonia, Ohio; and Levi S., Lan-caster Co., Pa.), 3 nieces and one nephew. Fu-neral services were conducted by S. A. Yoder.
Roth.-Elizabeth, daughter of John and Maria (Megli) Boeckner, was born in Ontario, Canada, Feb. 18, 1976; passed away at her home in Albany, Oreg., Oct. 19, 1948, following a heart attack; aged 72 y. 8 m. 1 d. On Dec. 28, 1899, she was united in marriage to David Roth in Lincoln, Nebr.; he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1943. One daughter and 3 sons predeceased her in early childhood. Surviving are 2 sons (Ed and Amos, both of Albany, Oreg.), 10 grandchildren, and one sister (Annie Roth, Plymouth, Nebr.). In her earlier years she united with the Mennonite Church and re-mained a member until death. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at the Fairview Church, Albany, in charge of N. M. Birky, assisted by Henry Gerig and Melvin Schrock. Text: John 14:1-3. Interment was made in the Willamette Memorial Park.
Transcriber's note: Mrs. Roth's birthdate of Feb. 18, 1976 is transcribed as it appears in the original.
Witmer.-Henry L., son of Samuel and Made-line (Horst) Witmer, was born near Shippensburg, Franklin Co., Pa., Dec. 22, 1861; died Oct. 10, 948; aged 86 y. 9 m. 24 d. Surviving are 5 sons and 2 daughters (Phoebe, at home; Mrs. Clayton Lehman, Aaron, Harry, and John, all of Chambersburg, Pa.; Barton and Clarence, Fayetteville, Pa.), 19 grandchildren, 3 foster grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one brother (Aaron, Hollywood, Calif.), and one sister (Salome, Maugansville, Md.). He was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted on Oct. 19 at the Rowe Church by Harvey E. Shank and Amos E. Martin. Interment was made in the Rowe Cemetery.
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Burkhart.-Frank H., son of the late John and Barbara (Hilt) Burkhart, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 20, 1870; passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 17, 1948; aged 78 y. 4 m. 21 d. Death was caused by a cerebral hemmorhage. Surviving are his wife (the former Mary E. Charles), one daughter and 4 sons (Charles C., at home; Esther-Mrs. Leroy Bare, Lititz, Pa.; Harry C., Neffsville, Pa.; Ezra C. and Rufus C., at home), one sister (Lizzie), 2 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Less than one year ago he decided for Christ and joined the Landis Valley Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa. Fu-neral services were held at the Sheetz Funeral Home and at the Landis Valley Church by Ira D. Landis and Levi M. Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: the word "hemmorhage" is transcribed as it appears in the original.
Broda.-George Vernon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Broda,
was born July 3, 1937; died Oct.
17, 1948; aged 11 y. 3 m. 14 d.
Broda.-Wayne Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Broda, was born May 20, 1939; died Oct. 17, 1948; aged 9 y. 4 m. 27 d.
George Vernon and Wayne Lee met death in a railway crossing accident, along with their grandfather (Matthew Marion Freel) and two uncles (Albert E. and Lewis L. Freel). Surviving are their parents, 2 younger brothers (Ross and Dale), and many other relatives and friends. They were regular attendants at the Crumstown Mennonite Sunday School.
Freel.-Albert E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Marion Freel, was born in South Bend, Ind., July 20, 1926; died Oct. 17, 1948; aged 22 y. 2 m. 27 d.
Freel.-Lewis L., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Marion Freel, was born in South Bend, Ind., Feb. 15, 1929; died Oct. 17, 1948; aged 19 y. 8 m. 2 d.
Both Albert and Lewis resided at home with their parents. They met death in a railway crossing accident, together with their father and 2 nephews. They attended the Crumstown Mennonite Sunday School.
Freel.-Matthew Marion Freel was born in Porter Co., Ind., Dec. 9, 1879; passed away Oct. 17, 1948; aged 68 y. 10 m. 8 d. He lived on a farm near South Bend, Ind., for thirty-six years, having retired from active farming before his death. Surviving are his wife, 5 daughters (Mrs. Anna O. Banion, and Mrs. Josephine O. Banion, both of New Carlisle, Ind.; Mrs. Wilma Van Dusen, Lydick, Ind.; Mrs. W. M. Van Dusen, Tefft, Ind.; and Mrs. Paul Broda, South Bend, Ind., 2 sons (Linden and Joseph, both of South Bend), one brother (D. R. Freel, South Bend), 29 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He and 2 sons (Albert E. and Lewis L.) and 2 grandsons (George Vernon and Wayne Lee Broda) met death at a railway crossing.
The two families had left home in two cars to visit their relatives near Tefft, Ind. Three miles east of Kouts, Ind., at a dangerous railroad crossing the one car was struck by a fast train, resulting in the death of the five occupants. A mass funeral service was held for the five victims at the First Methodist Church in South Bend on Oct. 20, where many friends gathered to express their sympathy to the bereaved families. The service was in charge of William Miller and C. A. Shank. Text: Luke 24:44. Interment was made in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, near South Bend.
Goldsmith.-Alberta, daughter of Rudolph and Cathrine Seifert, was born in Binningen, near Basel, Switzerland, May 5, 1871; passed sway at her home, near Wauseon, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1948; aged 77 y. 4 m. 22 d. On March 3, 1891, she was united in marriage to Peter Gold-smith, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1933. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Reformed Church in Switzerland. At the age of nineteen she came to this country and transferred her membership to the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio. She was a hard-working mother and had her share of trials, which she met with Christian fortitude. On Sept. 11 she suffered a heart attack and paralysis, which resulted in her death. During her illness she gave a testi-mony of peace and expressed a desire to be with her Lord. Surviving are 7 sons (Jacob, Fayette, Ohio; Ernest, Harry, Peter Jr., Jessie, Samuel, and Edward, Wauseon, Ohio), 2 daugh-ters (Mrs. Armanda Waldfogel and Mrs. Almeda Weber, of Wauseon), one stepson (John Gold-smith), 3 stepdaughters (Mrs. Louise Hill, Mrs. Emma Nofziger, and Mrs. Sofia Rasuley), 28 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Selma Clark), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Two sons (Frank and Daniel) and one stepdaughter (Mrs. Frieda Reigsecker) predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, in charge of Jesse J. Short and Henry Wyse.
Graybill.-Huldah Jane, daughter of Susan and the late Joseph S. Graybill, was born near Thompsontown, Pa., Sept. 9, 1890; died at Farmersville, Pa., Aug. 31, 1948; aged 57 y. 11 m. 22 d. In her youth she accepted Christ and joined the Delaware Church in Juniata Co., Pa., later transferring her membership to the Weaverland congregation near East Earl, when her family moved to Lancaster Co. The latter years of her life she had her membership with the Metzler congregation, Ephrata, Pa. She took an active interest in church affairs. She was never married, but for a number of years she kept house for her brother (Cornelius) and assisted in the rearing of two foster children, (Katherine and Lester Witmer), who survive. Also surviving are her mother, 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Henry B., Lancaster, Pa., Beulah- Mrs. Albert Winey, New Holland, Pa.; Cor-nelius, Farmersville, Pa.; J. Paul, East Earl, Pa.; J. Silas, Doylestown, Pa.; Chester C. and Ruth N., both of New Holland). Her younger brother (Ira T.) predeceased her by two days. Funeral services were conducted at her late home by Amos Sauder, Jr., and at the New Holland Mennonite Church by Mahlon Witmer and Eli Sauder. W. W. Graybill, Richfield, Pa., who baptized her in her youth gave a short address.
Iutzi.-Amanda, daughter of the late Michael M. Iutzi and Mary Schrag, was born in East Zorra, Oxford Co., Ont., Oct. 8, 1886; died at the home of her brother-in-law (Jacob R. Yantzi), East Zorra, Oct. 10, 1948; aged 62 y. 2 d. Early in youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church of East Zorra. She was mentally ill for fifty years. Three brothers and 3 sisters predeceased her. Surviving are one brother (Daniel S. Iutzi), 6 sisters (Mrs. Magdalena Ruby, East Zorra; Mrs. Leah Zehr, Tavistock, Ont.; Rachel-Mrs. Solomon Ben-der, East Zorra; Nancy-Mrs. Michael Yantzi, North Easthope; Mary-Mrs. Jacob R. Yantzi; Emma-Mrs. Sam Wagler, South Easthope), 27 nephews, 23 nieces, and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at the home of Jacob Yantzi and at the East Zorra Church, with Joel Swartzen-truber, Henry Yantzi, and Peter Nafziger officiating.
Landis.-Phares B., son of the late Benja-min B. and Mary S. (Buckwalter) Landis, was born Feb. 4, 1869; passed away at his home at Landis Vally, Pa., Oct. 19, 1948; aged 79 y. 8 m. 15 d. Surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons (Edna-Mrs. Elmer Snavely, Brickerville, Pa.; Elsie R., Lancaster, Pa.; Rudy R., Lititz, Pa.; Esther, at home; Clarence R., Lititz; and Elva, Manheim, Pa.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mabel Whitcratt and Mrs. Ella Funk), and 9 grand-children. His wife (the former Elizabeth Rudy) died twenty-one years ago. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Fu-neral services were held at the home and at the Landis Valley Church, in charge of Ira D. Landis and Levi M. Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Mast.-David, second son of Fredrick Mast and Lydia Stutzman, was born near Millersburg, Ohio, March 17, 1876; died near the place of his birth, Sept. 28, 1948; aged 72 y. 6 m. 11 d. At the age of seventeen he united with the Martins Creek Mennonite Church, where he remained a member until death. He retired from his occupation as a farmer about thirteen years ago, having farmed the same farm for fifty years. On Feb. 25, 1904, he was united in marriage to Ada E. Kennel, Gap, Pa., who survives. Also surviving are one son (Earl), 5 daughters (Olive, Ruth, Lorene, Elsie, and Dorothy), 14 grandchildren, one brother (Calvin), and 3 sis-ters (Sadie, Verna, and Nora). One son (Rob-ert) preceded him in death in 1927. He lived a full and useful life and leaves to his descendants a godly heritage. Funeral services were con-ducted at Martins Creek by I. W. Royer, assist-ed by the local ministers. Text: John 14:1.
Myers.-William Henry son of Joseph and Elizabeth Myers, was born in Wakarusa, Ind., May 20, 1861; died at his home, near Locke, Ind., Aug. 29, 1948; aged 87 y. 3 m. 9 d. In 1887 he was united in marriage to Anna C. Clay, who died in 1892. To this union were born 3 daughters (Bertha Elnora-Mrs. Clar-ence Pattee, Lulu Viota-Mrs. Olin Baker, both of Elkhart, Ind.; and Edna Leona-Mrs. Cloyd Mikel). In 1895 he was married to Anna Wisler Clouse. To this union were born one daughter (Nina May) and one son (Sherman Otis). Two daughters (Nina May and Edna Leona) pre-ceded him in death. Surviving besides his 3 daughters and one son are one stepdaughter (Ida Clouse-Mrs. Jesse Pippenger, Nappanee, Ind.), one stepson (John Clouse, with whom he made his home the last nine years), 2 brothers (John B., Wakarusa, Ind.; and Jesse N., Elkhart, Ind.), one half brother (Charles, Nappa-nee, Ind.), 2 half sisters (Mrs. Anna McKee, Hobart, Ind.; and Mrs. Jennie Lape, Nappanee, Ind.), one stepsister (Mrs. Ida Worley, Hart-ford City, Ind.), 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a large number of friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He enjoyed excellent health all his life until the last three weeks. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the South Union Church, in charge of Homer F. North. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.