Cressman.-Mary Ann, daughter of Mary Shantz and Joseph Nahrgang, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., Nov. 18, 1864; died at her home, Kitchener, Ont., Sept. 10, 1948; aged 83 y. 9 m. 23 d. On June 28, 1887, she was united in marriage to Menno C. Cressman. In 1892 they moved to Berlin (now Kitchener). Surviving are her husband, one daughter (Grace Geraldine-Mrs. M. L. Shuh), one son (Jo-seph Boyd), 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchil-dren, one brother (Menno, New Hamburg), and one sister (Nancy-Mrs. Ervin Snyder, Baden, Ont.). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Kitchener for fifty-six years and until the end of her earthly life maintained a radiant witness. She was active in the organization of the local sewing circle in 1908 and in the years following served in various official capacities of the local circle as well as the Ontario district circles. She also served for a number of years on the executive committee of the church-wide organization of the American and Canadian circles, part of the time as president. Funeral services were con-ducted Sept. 14 at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, by Merle Shantz, Oscar Burkholder, S. F. Coffman, and John Kehl.
Juergens.-Amelia, daughter of Julius and Sedine Juergens,
was born in Maries Co., Mo., Sept. 11, 1879; died in Joplin, Mo.,
June 13, 1948, following a four-day illness; aged 68 y.
9 m. 2 d. At the age of three she moved with her parents to Joplin, where she spent the remainder of her life. About thirteen years ago she united with the White Hall Mennonite congregation, near Oronogo, Mo., where she re-mained a member until death. The youngest of 8 children, she leaves one sister, besides other friends. Six brothers predeceased her. Funeral services were conducted by Alva Swartzen-druber.
Kurtz.-Amos R., son of John and Elizabeth (Riehl) Kurtz,
was born Jan. 1, 1865; died Sept. 3, 1948; aged 83 y. 8 m. 2 d.
He had been sick only a few days and died from a heart condition
at the Hollenbeck Home, Los Angeles, Calif. Surviving are 3 children
(Maggie-Mrs. Harvey Rohrer, North Lima, Ohio; Elmer, Columbiana,
Ohio; and Earl, Salem, Ohio), 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
His wife (Sarah Blosser Kurtz) preceded him in
death eleven years ago. Funeral services were in charge of Frank Lundgren, of the Church of the Open Door. Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
Lowery.-Nancy Jane (Bixler) Lowery died at her home in Ft. Wayne, Ind., July 7, 1948; aged 85 y. 10 m. 7 d. She had suffered from a stroke for almost two years. Surviving are one daughter (Martha-Mrs. Lemoine Sailors, of Ft. Wayne, who cared for her during her ill-ness), one brother (Samuel Bixler, Wakarusa, Ind.) and 2 granddaughters. She was a mem-ber of the Ft. Wayne Mission from its very earliest days. Funeral services were conducted at the church by Allen B. Ebersole. Interment was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery.
Witmer.-Annie, daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna Wenger, was born near Groff-dale, Pa., May 6, 1862; died Aug. 15, 1948; aged 86 y. 3 m. 9 d. On Nov. 25, 1883, she was married to Esaias B. Witmer, who passed away eleven years ago. To this union were born 4 children, of whom one son and one daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter (Lizzie-Mrs. C. B. Dillman, Brownstown, Pa., with whom she resided), one son (Elam W., Ephrata, Pa.), 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grand-children, 2 sisters (Mrs. Amanda Hershey, Lancaster, Pa., and Mrs. Hettie Weber, Eph-rata, Pa.). She was a member of the Metzler Mennonite Church, where she worshiped reg-ularly. She spent much time reading her Bible and was always willing to lend a helping hand, when needed. The last five years her eyesight was impaired, due to a stroke which she had suffered. Death resulted from a heart attack, after one half day's illness. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 18 at her late home by Eli Sander, at the Metzler Church by Mahlon J Witmer and Amos Sander, and at the graveside in the adjoining cemetery by Lester Hoover. Text: John 14:1.
Yoder.-Mattie, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Hartzler, passed away at her home Sept. 10, 1948; aged 45 y. 1 m. Surviving are her husband (Harvey Yoder), her mother, 3 sons and one daughter (Oren, Shirley, Glenn, and Jay, all at home), and 4 sisters (Sadie Hertzler, White Hall, Pa.; Mrs. Alphie Smucker, Mrs. Jesse Hartzler, sad Mrs. Raymond S. Peachey, all of Allensville, Pa.). One infant son predeceased her. She was a member of the Belleville, Pa., Mennonite Church, and was a good mother who looked well to the ways of her household. Funeral services were in charge of Aaron Mast and Abram Kauffman.
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Boley.-John, son of Joseph and Katie (Troyer) Boley, was born Jan. 2, 1921; died Sept. 24, 1948; aged 27 y. 8 m. 22 d. On June 30, 1941, he was married to Amanda Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (John Jr., David, and Martha), his parents, 2 brothers (Samuel, Canton, Ohio; and Mahlon, Hudson, Ohio), 3 sisters (Lizzie Ann-Mrs. Harry Miller, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Fannie-Mrs. Paul Stutzman, Hartville, Ohio; and Ella-Mrs. Lester Buril, Greentown, Ohio), 2 grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. One sister pre-ceded him in death. For some time he had been unable to do much because of a heart con-dition which gradually grew worse. Funeral services were held at the John Miller home, in charge of Alvin Wittmer and O. N. Johns, assisted by J. J. Hostetler and H. N. Troyer. Interment was made in the Amish Cemetery.
Cooprider.-George W., son of the late Wal-ter and Minnie (Brunk) Cooprider, was born in McPherson Co., Kans., Nov. 3, 1892; died Sept. 16, 1948; aged 55 y. 10 m. 13 d. Death was caused by a paralytic stroke. On Aug. 11, 1927, he was married to Norma Mae King, who preceded him in death in 1944. Surviving are 2 sons (Ray and Fred), 2 brothers (Henry, McPherson, Kans.; and Glen, Inman, Kans.), and many other relatives and friends. He served the church for many years as a trustee, mission board member, Sunday-school teacher and superintendent. He was a kind father and brother. Funeral services were conducted by J. G. Hartzler, assisted by M. M. Troyer, at the West Liberty Church, Windom, Kans. Burial was made in the West Liberty Cemetery.
Detrow.-Fannie, daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Brenneman) Senger, was born near Orrville, in Wayne Co., Ohio, on the Brenne-man homestead, Feb. 6, 1872; died Sept. 11, 1948; aged 76 y. 7 m. 5 d. Her death followed a long illness; she had been confined to her bed since Sept. 12, 1941. She had been cared for by her daughter (Mabel) and her son (Harvey) and at the time of her death was an in-mate of the Mennonite Old People's Home at Rittman, Ohio. On Jan. 8, 1895, she was united in marriage to Amos M. Detrow, who preceded her in death in September, 1936. Two sons (Harvey A. and Clyde) also predeceased her. Surviving are 2 sons (Lester R., Lexington, Ohio, and Homer I., Leetonia, Ohio), one daugh-ter (Mabel E.-Mrs. Herman Swope, Leetonia, Ohio), 2 brothers (Rudy E., Goshen, Ind., and her twin, Henry, Buffalo, N.Y.), 11 grandchil-dren, and 12 great-grandchildren. At an early age she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a member until death. She was the last surviving charter member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, North Lawrence, Ohio, and was a member of the Leetonia, Ohio, congregation at the time of her death. Her life was an example of patience and fortitude in spite of much physical suffering. She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchil-dren, in whom she took a keen interest. Funeral services were conducted at the Midway Men-nonite Church by I. B. Witmer, Paul Yoder, and S. A. Yoder.
Heistand.-Stella May, daughter of Peter and Anna Mary (Groff) Stern, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., Oct. 10, 1893; died May 21, 1948; aged 54 y. 7 m. 11 d. In her youth she united with the Risser Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown, Pa., later moving her member-ship to the Manheim, Pa., congregation. She lived a consistent life and was always con-cerned about her children. She had been in failing health for several years and passed away after a three-day illness. Surviving are her husband (Walter K. Heistand) and 6 children (Grace - Mrs. David Zimmerman, East Petersburg. Pa.; Albert, Lebanon, Pa.; Mildred, Marion, Mary Jean, and Helen, all at home). Funeral services were held May 25 at the Beck Funeral Home by Ira Huber and at the Risser Church by Charles Hostetter and Noah Risser. Text: I Cor. 15:55. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Landis.-Timothy, son of Edgar and Anna Mary (Moyer) Landis, Franconia, Pa., was born at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Aug. 22, 1948; died Aug. 24, 1948; aged 2 d. Surviving are his parents, 7 sisters and 2 brothers (Kathryn, Mary Jane, Addie, Elizabeth, Ruth, Rhoda, Lois, Edgar Jr., and Robert), and 3 grandparents. Brief services were held at the cemetery of the Franconia Mennonite Church by Menno Souder.
Newcomer.-Charlotte L., daughter of Emma (Kauffman) and the late Abram Harsh, was born near Stony Brook, York Co., Pa., Feb. 27, 1907; passed away after a three-day illness, Aug. 24, l948; aged 41 y. 5 m. 27 d. At the age of fourteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Stony Brook Church. On Feb. 10, 1940, she was married to Paul R. Newcomer, who survives. Also sur-viving are her mother, one sister (Irene-Mrs. Paul Strickler, Stony Brook, Pa.), and many friends. She was a very devoted companion, always cheerful and happy. She enjoyed the beauties of nature and took a special interest in raising flowers. Funeral services were held at her late home, near Mt. Joy, Pa., and at the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church, where she was a member. Jacob Charles, Bela Bucher, and Raymond Charles officiated. Text: John 14:2. Interment was made in the Stony Brook Cemetery.
Peachey.-Sallie R., daughter of John and Sarah (Hertzler) Glick, was born near Vicks-burg, Union Co., Pa., June 20, 1872; passed away at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Rittman, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1948; aged 76 y. 2m. 13 d. Death resulted from a heart condition of many years duration. On Dec. 15, 1891, she was united in marriage to David S. Peachey, Belleville, Pa., who preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1932. One infant son also predeceased her. Surviving are 6 children (Orrie G., Belleville, Pa.; Aaron E., Kinzers, Pa.; Katie M., Rittman, Ohio; Homer D., Lewistown, Pa.; Oliver B., Belleville, Pa.; Leroy S., Kenosha, Wis.), one brother (Benjamin F., Belleville, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church at Locust Grove, near Belleville, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Home on Sept. 5 and at the Allensville, Pa., Mennonite Church on Sept. 7, with Aaron Mast and John Zook in charge. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Rice.-Erwin, son of the late Samuel and Mary (Yoder) Rice, was born Sept. 22, 1887; passed away in the Quakertown, Pa., Hospital, Aug. 14, 1948; aged 60 y. 10 m. 22 d. He had been suffering from inflammatory rheumatism and diabetes; death followed several heart at-tacks. On Jan. 30, 1909, he was united in mar-riage to Sallie Gehman, of Silverdale, who sur-vives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and one son (Edna, Souderton, Pa.; Emma-Mrs. Nor-man Landis, Perkasie, Pa.; Sara-Mrs. Frank A. Moyer, Chalfont, Pa.; Mary and Howard, both at home). One son and one daughter, twins, preceded him in death, as did also one sister. He was a member of the Deep Run (Old) Mennonite Church. Funeral services were con-ducted at the Deep Run New Mennonite Church on Aug. 18, in charge of Erwin Nace, Melvin Bishop, and Abram Yothers. Burial was made in the Deep Run (Old) Mennonite Cemetery.
Roth.-Raymond Leslie, son of Ben and Martha (Schweitzer) Roth, was born near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Jan. 30, 1932; died Sept. 5, 1948; aged 16 y. 7 m. 5 d. In 1937 he moved with his parents to a farm in the Olds, Iowa, community. He was a member of the senior class in the public school and was an apt student. In 1944 he confessed Christ dur-ing evangelistic meetings at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland. Iowa, and was received into the fellowship of that congregation by baptism on Dec. 3. His death occurred on Sunday evening as he and others were returning home from evangelistic meetings at the Wayland High School. Having lost control of the car, he was thrown onto a high voltage electric line which electrocuted him. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Merton, Wellman, Iowa), one sister (Elaine, at home), one grandfather (Daniel Schweitzer, Milford, Nebr.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Sugar Creek Church Sept. 8 by the local ministers. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Schwanger.-Barbara Alice, daughter of Henry L. and Barbara (Ebersole) Myers, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 24, 1873; died at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., Aug. 5, 1948, after a lingering illness of about three years; aged 75 y. 5 m. 9 d. On Sept. 20, 1892, she was married to Tillman S. Schwanger, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Robert M., New Cumberland, Pa.; Jacob M., High Spire, Pa.; Orville H. and Paul T., both of Elizabethtown, Pa.; D. Mark, Lancaster, Pa.; Viola-Mrs. Anthony Shoettler, Colmar, Pa.; Katherine- Mrs. Claude Corbit, Farmington, Mich.; Mary-Mrs. Robert Larson, Landisville, Pa.; Mar-tha-Mrs. John Neville, Roxborough, Pa.), 42 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 broth-ers (Amos E., Hummelstown, Pa.; Christ E., Downingtown, Pa.; Robert E., Geneva, Pa.; and Aaron E., Findlay, Ohio), and 3 sisters (Elizabeth E., Mrs. Mary Whisler and Mrs. Kathryn Horst, all of Lancaster, Pa.). Six children predeceased her in infancy. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, was a good mother and a much-loved neighbor. Funeral services were held at the Miller Funeral Home in Elizabethtown on Aug. 9. Burial was made in the Milton Grove Cemetery. Henry Lutz and Noah Risser officiated.
Stutzman.-Joe, son of Adam and Amanda (Christner) Stutzman, was born near Chappell, Nebr., Oct. 24, 1895; died of acute leukemia at the Oshkosh Community Hospital, Sept. 7, 1948; aged 52 y. 10 m. 13 d. On April 7, 1919, be was married to Cora Yoder, of Chappell, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Harold, Wellman, Iowa; Duane, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Robert, at present employed in Omaha; and Cecil, at home), one grandson, 2 brothers (Wes-ley and Frank, of Chappell), 3 sisters (Minerva-Mrs. Ezra Yoder, Oshkosh, Nebr.; Belva- Mrs. Joe Yoder, Wellman, Iowa; and Clara, of Chappell) and one (Joe Christenham) who lived in their home from the age of eight. An infant daughter preceded him in death. In youth be confessed Christ as his Saviour and united with the Chappell Mennonite Church, of which he re-mained a member until death. His entire life was spent in the Chappell community, where he farmed for a few years, served as caretaker of the Deuel County Courthouse for a number of years, and at the time of his illness was em-ployed as caretaker of the Deuel County High School. He was well known and highly respect-ed as a quiet, sincere, honest man, and a kind husband and father. He bore his several-month illness very patiently, often expressing his desire to go home to his Lord. Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at the Chappell Mennonite Church by E. M. Yost and Fred Gingerich.
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Bauman.-Isaac, son of Samuel and Lydia (Berkey) Bauman, was born in Medina Co., Ohio, April 19, 1881; passed away at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Ephrata, Pa., June 16, 1948; aged 67 y. 1 m. 27 d. Surviving are his wife (Mary Steffy Bauman), 3 children (Elam, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Minnie-Mrs. John L. Lindberg, with whom he resided; Willis, Denver, Pa.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Reuben Sensenig, Rehrersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Phares Martin, East Earl, Pa.; Mary, also of East Earl), and 2 brothers (David, Lititz, Pa.; and Samuel, Sweet Home, Oreg.). One son preceded him in death four years ago in Germany. He was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church. Burial was made in the Martindale Cemetery, with services in charge of Joseph Hostetter and Jo-eph Weaver. Text: Rev. 7:13-17.
Gingerich.-Solomon Francis, son of Joseph and Veronica (Goldsmith) Gingerich, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Aug. 26, 1875; passed away near Kalona, Iowa, Sept. 27, 1948; aged 73 y. 1 m. 1 d. He was sixth of a family of ten children. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church. At the time of his marriage to Beulah Pearl Kauffman, of Goshen, Ind., on June 22, 1910, he transferred his membership to the Methodist Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. After attending Elkhart Institute he entered Indiana Uni-versity, where he completed his work for his bachelor's and master's degrees, later receiv-ng his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He taught four years in the country schools of Iowa, two years at Elkhart Institute, five years at Goshen College, and twenty years at the University of Michigan. In 1931 he retired and moved to Springdale, Ark., and in 1941 to Eureka Springs, Ark., where he returned to the schoolroom for a few years during the shortage of teachers. His health had been gradually failing for about four years and in February, 1948, he suffered a cerebral thrombosis. In April he and his wife moved to the home of his nieces (Edna and Mary Gingerich), who helped to care for him until his death. Surviving are his wife, one son (Dr. Hugh Francis, Washington, D.C.), one brother (Otto, Wellman, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. One son (Horace Richard) preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 1927, at Ann Arbor, Mich. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 at the Lower Deer Creek Church, Kalona, Iowa, by J. Y. Swartzendruber and William J. Brenneman. Text: Job 7:8-10.
Horst.-Elam, son of the late Michael and Maria (Wenger) Horst, was born at North Lawrence, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1872; died Sept, 21, 1948; aged 75 y. 9 m. 23 d. He was the young-est of a family of nine children. At the age of sixteen he was baptized by John Burkholder and received into the fellowship of the Pleas-ant View Mennonite Church. On Aug. 22, 1893, he was united in marriage to Barbara Hostetler, Wooster, Ohio. In 1906 he was ordained to the ministry at the Salem Mennonite Church, near Weilersville, Ohio, by bishops J. S. Shoe-maker, S. G. Shetler, and Benjamin Weaver. He served as pastor at South Boston, Calverton, and Stuarts Draft, in Virginia, and at Med-way, Ohio. During his service in Virginia he spent considerable time in mission work in the mountains of West Virginia. He was associated with the founding of Eastern Mennonite Col-lege and served as the first music director at that place. On Aug. 25, 1948, he was admitted to the University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, where he underwent three operations, the strain of which his heart was unable to stand. Surviv-ing are his wife, 3 children (Saloma-Mrs. R. W. Nair, Lakeville, Ohio; Cresson J., Woost-er, Ohio; and Michael A., Smithville, Ohio), one foster daughter (Marietta Berkey, Wooster, Ohio), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 sisters (Emma -Mrs. I. J. Buchwalter and Mary-Mrs. Jacob Rudy, both of Dalton, Ohio). One four-year-old child (Icie) and 2 grandchildren predeceased him. Funeral serv-ices were conducted at his home in Wooster, Ohio, and at the Paradise Church of the Brethren, near Weilersville, Ohio, by Daniel Augsburger, Gabriel Brunk, Elmer Meyer, and William G. Detweiler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kandel.-Joseph A., son of Abraham and Sarah (Miller) Kandel, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 26, 1864; died Aug. 28, 1948; aged 83 y. 9 m. 2 d. On Feb. 5, l885, he was married to Mary Weaver, who passed away on March 11, 1897. To this union were born 6 children (William J., Barbara, Susan, Sarah, Emma, and Fannie). On Nov. 13, 1899, he was married to Fannie Coblentz. To this union were born 9 children (Mary, Lizzie, Ada, So-villa, Iva, Alta, Anna, Verna, and Eli). Sur-viving are his wife, one son (William L, Dun-dee, Ohio), 8 daughters (Barbara Miller, Millersburg, Ohio; Susan Weaver, Berlin, Ohio; Mary Miller, Berlin; Lizzie Miller, Benton, Ohio; Ada Herman, Sovilla, and Iva Sempsel, Wilmot, Ohio; and Alta Mullet, of Berlin), 43 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, one sis-ter (Fannie Miller, Beechvale, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. One son, 5 daughters, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers preceded him in death. In his youth he became a member of the Old Order Amish Church and in 1898 transferred his membership to the Amish Men-nonite Church of which he remained a member until death. He was always much interested in the work of the church. Funeral services were held at the Berlin Mennonite Church on Aug. 31, in charge of D. D. Miller and S. W. Sommer. Texts: Rev. 5:19; Rom. 12:1; James 1:27; I Sam. 20:3; Ps. 136. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Kreider.-John S., son of the late Tobias and Hettie (Hershey) Kreider, was born at Gordonville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 30, 1889; passed away at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 20, 1948; aged 59 y. 6 m. 20 d. Sur-viving are his wife (Sadie Weaver Kreider), 2 sons (Elmer J., on the home farm near Lampeter, Pa.; and Clarence H., Ronks, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, one brother (Benjamin, Lancaster, Pa.), and one sister (Mrs. Samuel Buckwalter, Upland, Calif.). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the late home Aug 22 by John A. Breneman and at the Willow Street Church by Emory Herr and Jacob T. Harnish. Text: Prov. 8:30. Interment was made in the Paradise Cemetery.
Moyer.-Grace Elaine, eighteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Arthur Moyer, died at the home of her parents, near Dublin, Pa., on Sept. 24, 1948, after a nine-month illness, from a rare disease, lupus erythematosus disseminatus. She was hospitalized several times during her illness. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Ruth Ann and Marie), 3 brothers (Howard E., Harley, and David), and other relatives and friends. She graduated from the Hilltown High School in 1947. Shortly before her death she was received into church mem-bership. Funeral services were held on Sept. 27 at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Naugle.-Nap Naugle was born May 31, 1874; died Sept. 26, 1948; aged 74 y. 3 m. 26 d. For about eight years he had been afflicted with a heart ailment and was found dead in his bed. He united with the Pond Bank Church about twenty years ago and was a member until death. His companion prede-ceased him about five years ago, and since that time he was longing to follow. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. John Sprow and Mrs. Russet Leonard) and 2 stepbrothers (Harry Walters and John Baker). Funeral services were held in the Pond Bank Church on Sept. 29 by Har-vey E. Shank and Luke J. Shank. Text: John 14:1, 2. Interment was made in the ad-joining cemetery.
Shaffer.-Barbara A., daughter of Joseph Shafer, Pond Bank, Pa., was born March 25, 1948; died Sept. 30, 1948; aged 6 m. 5 d. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Roger), 7 stepbrothers and 3 stepsisters (John, Marie, and Max Dupont; John, Joseph Jr., Donald, Richard, Esther, Ralph, and Leah Shafer). Fu-neral services were held at the home Oct. 2 by Luke Shank and Harvey E. Shank. Text: II Kings 4:26. Burial was made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Mont Alto, Pa.
Stutzman.-Lowell Dean, son of Clarence and Ada (Stauffer) Stutzman, was born near Mitford, Nebr., Aug. 28, 1934; died Oct. 1, 1948; aged 14 y. 1 m. 2 d. He had been ill all summer with leukemia. At the age of twelve he accepted Christ and united with the East Fairview Church. He had a cheerful, loving dis-position. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers (Delores, Eileen, Willis, Sharon, and Jerry), 2 grandparents (Menno Stutzman and Mrs. Joe G. Stauffer), and a large num-ber of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by J. E. Zimmerman, W. A. Eicher, and A. M. Miller.
Swartz.-Jacob S., son of Jacob and Magdalena Swartz, was born in Union Co., Pa., June 17, 1868; passed away in West Liberty, Ohio; aged 80 y. 8 m. 9 d. On Jan. 28, 1891, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Detwiler, of Logan Co., Ohio. To this union a son was born. After the death of his first wife he was united in marriage, on Dec. 29, 1906, to Ethel Davis, of Fortville, Ind., who preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 1922. To this union a daughter was born. Surviving are one son (Elmer), one daughter (Florence), 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Christian, Norfolk, Va.). Three brothers (Isaac, John, and Amos) and 2 sisters (Susanne and Barbara) predeceased him. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Men-nonite Church. In his declining years he trans-ferred his membership to the Congregational Christian Church, where he was known for his faithful attendance and his interest in Bible reading. After his retirement from engineering in 1941, he made his home with his nephew (Elmer Smucker) at West Liberty, Ohio, where he was tenderly cared for. Funeral services were held at the Troyer-Lynn Funeral Home, in charge of S. E. Allgyer and Robert Wearly. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Swartzendruber.-Omar A., son of A. C. and Eliza (Yoder) Swartzendruber, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, April 18, 1897; passed away at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 20, 1948; aged 51 y. 5 m. 2 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and was a member of the Lower Deer Creek congrega-tion at the time of his death. On March 6, 1932, he was united in marriage to Sarah Brenne-man, who survives. Also surviving are 4 chil-dren (Miriam, Margaret, Calvin, and Mary Kate), one sister (Erma-Mrs. Frank Eash, Wellman, Iowa), 3 brothers (Edward, Wellman, Iowa; Chriss, Parnell, Iowa; and Ben, Den-ver, Colo.), and many other relatives and friends. He became ill on Aug. 18 and was taken to the hospital. After three weeks' treat-ment he underwent a major operation. Cancer was revealed and his condition was found to be very critical. He was quiet and unassuming, pleasant and friendly, and was appreciated in the home, in the neighborhood, and also in the hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 23 at the home by D. D. Miller and at the Lower Deer Creek Church by J. Y. Swartzendruber and J. L. Hershberger.
Troyer.-Owen Henry, son of Daniel and Ella (Gingerich)
Troyer, was born in Holmes Co, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1927; died
Sept. 6, 1948; aged 20 y. 9 m. 15 d. At the age of seventeen he
moved to Oregon, where he resided until death. In his youth he
accepted Christ and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in
Holmes Co., later transferring his member-ship to the Harrisburg,
Oreg., congregation. Surviving are his parents, 5 brothers (Verton,
Ivan, Daniel Jr., Loyal, and Larry), one sister (Mabel), 2 grandfathers
(Eli Gingerich and Mose Troyer)-all of whom live in Ohio-and a
large number of other relatives and friends. One sister (Erma)
preceded him in death. On April 13, 1947, he was united in marriage
to Ida Marie Hostetler.
Ida Marie, daughter of Elmer and Vinnie (Baker) Hostetler, was born near Harrisburg, Oreg., June 28, 1929; passed away Sept. 6, 1948; aged 19 y. 2 m. 9 d. At the age of nine she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Harrisburg Amish Mennonite Church, where she remained a member until death. In February, 1947, she moved with her parents to Oakland, Oreg., where she had since resided. Surviving are her parents, 5 brothers (John, Levi, Marvin, Elmer, Jr., and Roy), 6 sisters (Merlene, Beulah, Betty, Bertha, Margaret, and Virginia, all at home), 3 grand-parents (Eli and Ida Baker, Harrisburg, Oreg.; and Levi Hostetler, Tampico, Ill.), and a large number of other relatives and friends.
Sharon Marie, daughter of Owen and Marie (Hostetler) Troyer, was born June 13, 1948; passed away Sept. 6, 1948; aged 12 weeks. She and her father and mother met instant death near Yoncalla, Oreg., when the car in which they were riding went over an embankment and hit a tree. The cause of the accident, which occurred early in the morning as they were returning from services at Harrisburg, is unknown. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 10, by L. C. Hostetler at the Elmer Hostetler home, and at the Harrisburg A.M. Church by Ira Headings, Herman Hostetler, and John Yoder. Interment was made in the Alford Cemetery, in a double grave-the baby having been buried with the mother.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.
Bixler.-Noah J., son of Jacob and Barbara (Hilty) Bixler, was born in Green Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 12, 1875; passed away Sept. 3, 1948; aged 73 y. 7 m. 21 d. In his early youth he served as a farm laborer in the Sonnenberg community, and followed farming as a life occu-pation until his retirement a number of years ago. On Aug. 31, 1897, he was united in marriage to Anna Steiner, who predeceased him. To this union were born two sons, one of whom (Andrew) also preceded him in death. Surviv-ing are one son (Ezra, New Philadelphia, Ohio), one daughter (Elda, La Junta, Colo.), 5 grand-children, one half brother (William, Orrville, Ohio), 2 half sisters (Mrs. Mary Zimmerly, Apple Creek, Ohio; and Hulda-Mrs. Clyde Budd, West Lebanon, Ohio). For a number of years he made his home in Orrville, until having recently gone to live with his son (Ezra). Com-plications due to cancer necessitated his re-moval to the Torgler Rest Home, Dover, Ohio, where he passed away two days later. He was a member of the Mennonite Church from the time of his youth and attended regularly as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Desvoignes Funeral Home, Mt. Eaton, Ohio, and at the Kidron Mennonite Church on Sept. 6 by Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Graber.-Peter R., son of the late Christian C. and Fannie (Conrad) Graber, was born at Marshallville, Ohio, July 22, 1877; died at the Jane M. Case Hospital, Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1948; aged 71 y. 2 m. 12 d. About one month before his death he became ill while returning home from Columbus, Ohio, and entered the hospital at Delaware, where he remained until death. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church. He was engaged in farming, and spent his whole life on the same farm. His parents and one sister (Mrs. Eugene L. Johnson) preceded him in death. He was never married. Surviving are one sister (Lydia C., Marshallville, Ohio), and one nephew. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 7 at the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church, near Sterling, Ohio, by C. L. Graber, I. W. Royer, and William G. Detweiler. Burial was made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Hoover.-Esther Virginia, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Wenger) Burkholder, was born near Goshen, Ind., Oct. 12, 1919; passed away Sept. 13, 1948, at the Goshen Hospital, where she had given birth to a stillborn child eight days previously; aged 28 y. 11 m. 1 d. Death was caused by uremia. On Feb. 21, 1946, she was married to Lloyd Hoover, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Low-ell, Carson City, Mich.; and Clayton, Goshen, Ind.), 3 sisters (Ruth-Mrs. Paul Yoder, Ber-tha-Mrs. Virgil Goetz, and Mildred-Mrs. Earl Yoder), 13 nieces and nephews, one uncle, and many other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, of which she was an active member, having served as primary super-intendent and also as a Sunday-school teacher. She enjoyed working with children and found time to help where she was needed. Funeral services were conducted at the home by John Mosemann and at the Prairie Street Church by D. A. Yoder and J. E. Gingrich. Burial was made in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Martin.-Minnie, daughter of Calvin and Nancy (Miller) Smith, was born at Highfield, Md., July 27, 1889; died of a heart condition Sept. 10, 1948; aged 59 y. 1 m. 13 d. Surviving are her husband (Jacob Martin), 3 daughters (Mrs. Leonard Shank, Mrs. Leonard Baer, and Mrs. Paul Witmer, all of Franklin Co., Pa.), 2 sons (Paul C. and David H., also of Franklin Co.), one sister (Mrs. Florence Aurnsburg, Highfield, Md.), and 13 grandchildren. She was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Rowe Church Sept. 13 by Harvey E. Shank and Harry Witmer. Text: Rev. 21:4. Inter-ment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin.-Nancy Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abner R. Martin, St. Jacobs, Ont., was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Kitchener, Ont., died after a brief illness of leukemia at the home of her parents, Oct. 4, 1948; aged 5 y. 8 m. Surviving are her parents, and 2 grandparents (Menno Hoffman, St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, Bridgeport, Ont.). Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church on Oct. 6, in charge of Roy S. Koch. Inter-ment was made in the Conestoga Cemetery.
Miller.-Christian N., son of Peter C. and Barbara (Kreibill) Miller, was born in Canton, Ohio, May 27, 1881; died at his home near Canton, Oct. 8, 1948; aged 67 y. 4 m. 11 d. He had enjoyed comparatively good health until the last few days, when his heart manifested a weakness which resulted in his unexpected death. On Feb. 9, 1905, he was married to Emma Schmucker, who preceded him in death on June 13, 1942. Two infant sons also pre-deceased him. Surviving are 2 children (Chris-tina-Mrs. Willis Yoder, Alliance, Ohio; and Roy E., Canton, Ohio), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John D., Louisville, Ohio; and How-ard D., Sterling, Ohio), one sister (Mrs. Mary Sommers, Louisville, Ohio), and a large num-ber of other relatives, neighbors, and friends. He was a well-known farmer, having lived all his life on a farm in Stark Co. After the death of his wife he moved to a small farm, where he died. During these latter years Mrs. Emma Becher served as his housekeeper. Early in youth he became a Christian, uniting with the Beech Mennonite Church, of which he was a member until death. He showed a keen interest in the work of the church. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Beech Church, in charge of J. J. Hostetler and J. S. Gerig.
Miller.-Dennis Kalb, son of Ernest J. and Ruth (Mishler) Miller, was born Sept. 3, 1947; died Oct. 2, 1948; aged 1 y. 29 d. He was never well. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Franklin J., Dewayne J., and Gerald Keith), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Irwin J. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Homer J. Mishler), 4 great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Josiah J. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Dan V. Yoder), and a num-ber of uncles and aunts. One brother (Ralph) and one sister (Jennifer) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 4 at the home and at the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind., in charge of Percy J. Miller and E. C. Bontrager. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Rudy.-Mary, daughter of the late Michael and Maria (Wenger) Horst, was born in Lan-caster Co., Pa., Jan. 30, 1862; died at the home of her daughter (Inez), Dalton, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1948; aged 86 y. 8 m. 5 d. At the age of eight she moved with her parents to North Lawrence, Stark Co., Ohio. On Dec. 25, 1884, she was united in marriage to Jacob B. Rudy and moved to Dalton, Ohio. Her husband passed away on July 19, 1942. One daughter (Emma Wenger) also predeceased her, on Dec. 25, 1919. Surviving are 3 sons (Harry B., Lockwood, Ohio; Wade H., Orrville, Ohio; Jay B., New Philadelphia, Ohio), 3 daughters (Mrs. Inez Shisler, Mrs. Alice Douglas, and Mrs. Mae Davis, of Dalton, Ohio), 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. I. J. Buch-walter, Dalton, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. She was one of a family of nine children. One brother (Elam, Wooster, Ohio) predeceased her by exactly three weeks. In her youth she joined the Mennonite Church. She was kind and sympathetic, greatly interested in the welfare of her family, and active in church work. Funeral services were held on Oct. 9 at the home and at the Martins Mennonite Church, near Orrville, Ohio, with Alva Wengerd, Stanford Mumaw, and William G. Detweiler part-icipating. Interment was made in the Martina Cemetery.
Schmidt.-Edith, daughter of Andrew and Susan Wedel, was born near Tampa, Kans., Oct. 31, 1897; passed away May 18, 1948; aged 50 y. 6 m. 18 d. In 1911 she moved with her parents to Kiowa Co., Kans., where she resided until the time of her death. On Feb. 24, 1915, she was united in marriage to Fred A. Schmidt, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Leland, Beuna-Mrs. Paul Unruh, Marjorie-Mrs. Dennis Unruh, Ruby-Mrs. LaVerne Koehn, and Freddie, all of the immediate vicinity), 3 grandchildren, her stepmother (Mrs. Abe Jantz), 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 4 half brothers, and a large number of other relatives and friends. One daughter (Alta Mae), one sister, and her parents preceded her in death. In 1926 she, with her husband, accepted Christ as her Saviour and Lord. She was deeply concerned for the spiritual welfare of her family. As a wife and mother she could be described by the words in Prov. 31:26-28. Funeral services were conducted at the Calvary Mennonite Church May 21 in charge of E. M. Yost and P. A. Friesen. Interment was made in the Greensburg Cemetery.
Shirk.-Henry Wayne, son of Leon B. and Margaret (Weber) Shirk, Bowmansville, Pa., was born Oct. 7, 1948; died the same day, at the home of his parents. Besides his parents there survive one brother (Maynard Ray), 3 grandparents, and 2 great-grandparents. Brief services were held at the cemetery of the Bow-mansville Mennonite Church, in charge of Moses G. Gehman.
Snavely.-Fanny B., daughter of the late Abram and Annie (Brubaker) Snavely, was born Oct. 5, 1867; died Sept. 22, 1948; aged 80 y. 11 m. 17 d. Surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Manheim, Pa., Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Hernley's Mennonite Church Sept. 25, in charge of Abram Hisser and Ira B. Huber. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.