Cressman. --- Louisa, daughter of the late Joseph Y. and Elizabeth (Stauffer) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., in 1865; passed away June 20, 1950; aged 85 y. In 1886 she was married to Ezra Cressman, who preceded her in death. She and her husband were residents of Wilmot Twp., their entire lifetime, having farmed for many years. Soon after marriage she became a Christian and joined the Biehn Mennonite Church, where she continued as an active member until her passing. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Their home was blessed with 3 sons (Leander and Howard, who predeceased her, and Curtis, a bishop in the Mennonite Church, who resides on the home farm). She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She and her husband established a family altar so that the family might worship the Lord together as the children grew up. She had comparatively good health until a month before her death, when she suffered a stroke. Funeral services were conducted June 23 at the home and at the Biehn Church by Manasseh Hallman and M. H. Roth. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Handrich. Jacob Peter, son of Jacob and Marie (Deifenbach) Handrich, was born in Davis Co., Iowa, June 27, 1860; passed away July 7, 1950; at the home of his son (Oliver), Mio, Mich.; aged 90 y. 10 d. He was sick only five days. Feb. 6, 1887, he was married to Magdalena Elise Krehbiel, who preceded him in death March 10, 1949. To this union were born 7 children, two of whom (Clara and Eddie) preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 children (Elmer, Arnold, and Mrs. Ella Miller, of Fairview, Mich.; and William and Oliver, of Mio, Mich.), 21 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 5 sisters. In 1907 he moved with his family to Oscoda Co., Mich., near Mio, where he spent the remainder of his life. He accepted his Saviour in early life and remained faithful until death. He was a loving husband and father, always willing to help wherever he could. Funeral services were held July 12, with Menno Esch in charge, assisted by Moses S. Steiner. Text: II Tim. 4: 6-8. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Hartzler. --- Amos Y., son of Joseph and Martha (Yoder) Hartzler, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1862; fell asleep in Jesus July 7, 1950; aged 88 y. 5 m. 24 d. He lived in the West Liberty community all of his life. Early in life he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the South Union Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member and a regular attendant as long as he was physically able. On Jan. 28, 1886, he was united in marriage to Elsie Plank, who preceded him in death in 1895. This union was blessed with 2 children (Anna, who died in 1939, and Joseph, who died in 1890). On March 16, 1897, he was married to Nancy Ann Yoder, who preceded him in death April, 1949. Into this home was welcomed a daughter (Leah-Mrs. Hamer Hostetler). He had exceptionally good health until the last one and one-half years. The last year of his life we spent in the home of his daughter and son-in-law, where he died. Although he suffered greatly at times, he was very patient and thankful for those who cared for him. The last few days of his life were full of suffering but were a constant prayer of praise and thankfulness to the Lord for His goodness and pleading that the Lord might take him home to rest. Funeral services were held July 10. Wallace Kauffman conducted the service at the home. Final services were held at the South Union Mennonite Church and in the near-by cemetery, with Stanley Shenk and Marion King in charge.
Hershberger. --- Daniel D., son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Lehman) Hershberger, was born in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., June 14, 1862; died July 5, 1950, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, where he resided; aged 88 y. 21 d. His wife, (Katie Weaver Hershberger) died in 1928. Two sons and 3 daughters also preceded him in death. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Joe Miller, Hollsopple, Pa.), one son (Harley, Johnstown, Pa.), a sister (Mrs. Lizzie A. Kaufman, Goshen, Ind.), 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Stahl Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Stahl Church July 7, with Harry Y. Shetler, Harold E. Thomas, and David Alwine in charge. Interment was made in the Kaufman Cemetery.
Lantz. --- Levi H., son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Hartzler) Lantz, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, April 14, 1875; passed away at the Sunset Home, Geneva, Nebr., June 30, 1950; aged 75 y. 2 m. In 1886 his father and the family moved to Lyon Co., Kans., and in March, 1889, to Decatur Co. On Jan. 26, 1910, he was married to Emma Schnieder at Oberlin, Kans. They lived at Beemer, Nebr., for several years and then moved to a farm near Norfolk, Nebr. In March, 1946, they retired and moved to Beemer, where they lived until the death of his wife on Nov. 14, 1947. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and was faithful until death. His wife, his parents, an infant son, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. Sadie Stout, Las Animas, Colo.), 10 nieces, 6 nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Plum Creek Mennonite Church near Beemer July2, with Dan Birky and Sam Oswald in charge. Text: Amos 4: 12. Interment was made in the Beemer Cemetery.
Troyer. --- Susannah, daughter of the late John M. and Susannah Miller, was born at Trail, Ohio, March 17, 1870; passed away at her home in the same community June 25, 1950; aged 80 y. 3 m. 8 d. About seven years ago she fell and fractured her hip and was confined to bed form that time on. In her youth she professed faith in Christ and became a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, retaining that fellowship until death. On Jan. 12, 1890, she was united in marriage to Emanuel Troyer, who preceded her in death. Four sons also predeceased her. Surviving are 2 sons (Lee, Shanesville, Ohio; Arthur, Trail, Ohio), 3 daughters (Mrs. Bertha Miller, Barrs Mills, Ohio; Mrs. Laoma Bauders, Justice Ohio; Verna, at home), 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church June 28, with O. N. Johns and Paul R. Miller in charge. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Warfel. --- Annie W., daughter of the late John and Annie (Witmer) Stehman, was born May 8, 1860, near Millersville, Lancaster Co., Pa.; entered into rest Feb. 21, 1950; aged 89 y. 9 m. 13 d. Having accepted Christ as her Saviour before marriage, she was a faithful member of the Millersville Mennonite Church for about seventy years. She was united in marriage to John B. Warfel, who preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1926. Surviving are 3 children (David S., and Anna W.-Mrs. H. L. Shank, both of Lancaster, Pa.; and Harry S., Millersville, Pa.), 2 brothers (Christian W., and Isaiah W. Stehman, both of Lancaster), 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at the home by D. N. Gish and Landis Shertzer and at the Millersville Church, in charge of Christian Lehman, assisted by Jacob G. Hess. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Weaver. --- Elizabeth Z., daughter of the late John and Mary (Zimmerman) Good, was born Oct. 12, 1873, near Union Grove, Pa.; departed from this life June 1, 1950; aged 76 y. 7 m. 19 d. On Sept. 11, 1892, she was united in marriage to Samuel R. Weaver, Murrell, Pa. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. One infant son (Enos) and a daughter (Mamie-Mrs. Aaron M. Martin) predeceased her. Surviving are her husband, 4 children (Aaron G., Manheim, Pa.; Harvey G., Swarthmore, Pa.; Amanda-Mrs. Lloyd S. Sensenig, Leola, Pa.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Paul N. Sauder, New Holland, Pa.), 20 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and a brother (Hettie-Mrs. Solomon Martin, New Holland, Pa.; Mrs. Lydia Weaver, Akron, Pa.; and Aaron Z. Good, Ephrata, Pa.). She was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held June 3 at the Clayton Overly Funeral Home, Monterey, Pa., in charge of Eli Sauder, and at the Groffdale Church, in charge of Mahlon Witmer and John S. Martin. Texts: Ps. 16: 11; Rev. 14: 13. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Burkholder. --- Barbara A., daughter of the late Jacob B. and Anna Good, was born at Blue Ball, Lancaster Co., Pa., April 20, 1876; departed from this life April 12, 1950; aged 73 y. 11 m. 22 d. Death was caused by a heart condition. On Oct. 28, 1897, she was united in marriage to William R. Burkholder, of Farmersville, who preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over fifty years. Surviving are 2 daughters (Anna M.---Mrs. Norman R. Carpenter, Ephrata, Pa.; and Minnie M., at home) and 2 sisters (Mary L. Rohrer, Lancaster, Pa.; and Laura Musselman, New Holland, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Ephrata Mennonite Church April 15 by Amos S. Horst and Mahlon Zimmerman. Interment was made in the Stumptown Cemetery.
Byer. --- Jesse Lewis, son of Peter and Mary Jane (Harrington) Byer, was born near Markham, Ont., June 8, 1873; departed from this life June 16, 1950; aged 77 y. 8 d. In his early twenties he was converted during a revival meeting conducted by S. F. Coffman and united with the Wideman Mennonite Church. On May 1, 1894, he was united in marriage with Emma Caroline Haacke of Uxbridge, Ont. To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters: Edwin, Mary (Mrs. Harmon Jones), Annie (Mrs. Russel Grove), Frank Lewis (who died in infancy), Walter, Grace (Mrs. Carson Wideman), Lloyd and Lorne (twins). (All of those surviving live in the Markham district.) Bro. Byer was an enthusiastic apiarist, at one time the largest in Canada, and for many years his articles appeared in the "Beekeepers' Journal." In his early years he was very active in church and Sunday-school work, serving in various offices and as teacher of the men's class. Later in life his secular interest hindered him from enjoying the richer blessings of life. About two years ago he was confined to his bed with a stroke. The Lord used this experience to bring him back into fellowship and communion with the church. His passing was with regret for having deprived himself of communion with the church for many years, and yet by a complete consecration to the Lord during his sickness, he passed on to meet hi s Saviour with a glowing testimony, a steady faith and strong confidence in Jesus Christ and His shed blood. Funeral services were held on June 20 at the home and at the Wideman Church by Floyd S. Smucker and A. D. Grove. Text: Eph. 2: 8, 9. Interment was made in Wideman's Cemetery.
Eby. --- Fannie S., daughter of Henry and Mary (Strite) Ebersole, was born near Clear Spring, Md., Nov. 14, 1884; died at the Washington Co., Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., June 25, 1950, from a stroke a week after an operation; aged 65 y. 7 m. 11 d. On Dec. 3, 1907, she was united in marriage to Christian R. Eby. To this union were born 2 daughters and 3 sons. Surviving are her husband, 4 children (Naomi-Mrs. Earl Shank, Mangansville, Md.; Amos E., Chambersburg, Pa.; Ira E. and Irvin E. both of Hagerstown, Md.), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Amos, Detroit, Mich.; and Irvin, Chicago, Ill.), and one sister (Mrs. Mary Frey, Hagerstown, Md.) Preceding her in death were one daughter (Rhoda), 2 grandchildren, her parents, 5 brothers, and one sister. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour. She united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member of the Reiff congregation until death. She was a kind, loving wife and mother. Funeral services were held June 28 at the Reiff Church, conducted by Amos Martin and Moses K. Horst. Texts: Heb. 13: 14; Rev. 21: 4. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.
Frey. --- Samuel, son of Christ and Magdalena Frey, was born near Archbold, Fulton, Co., Ohio, June 14, 1882; passed away June 26, 1950; aged 68 y. 6 d. Surviving are one brother (Joseph, of Archbold), one sister (Sarah-Mrs. Silas Liechty, Spencerville, Ind.), 6 nephews, 5 nieces, and a large number of other relatives and friends. His parents and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in youth and united with the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, remaining faithful until the Lord called him home. Death followed a six-month illness, which he bore with much patience. After the death of their mother twenty-seven years ago, the two brothers lived together on their farm near Archbold. His passing leaves a great vacancy in the home. Funeral services were held at the Central Church by Jesse J. Short and Henry Wyse.
Hurst. --- Earl Richard, eldest son of Reuben J. and Leah (Martin) Hurst, was born July 31, 1934, in Union Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa.; met instant death July 7, 1950; aged 15 y. 11 m. 7 d. Death was caused by a tractor accident. He is survived by his parents, 4 brothers (Glenn Eugene, Harold Ray, Melvin Jay, and Leon Reuben, all at home), his paternal grandparents (Henry G. and Elsie Hurst), and a large number of uncles, aunts and cousins. On June 27 ,1948, he was baptized upon confession of faith, and received as a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. He was an obedient and affectionate son. Funeral services were held July 11 at the home, conducted by Walter Martin, and at the Weaverland Church in charge of J. Paul Graybill and David Weaver. Texts: Job 1: 21, I Sm. 20: 3. Burial was made in the Weaverland Cemetery with Alvin Martin in charge.
King. --- Edward M., son of Daniel G. and Barbara (Huber) King, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1895; passed away suddenly at the Huntington Hospital, Hunting, Pa., July 14, 1950; aged 54 y. 6 m. 23 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Augsburger Dec. 31, 1916. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters (John, Pigeon, Mich.; Paul , Goshen, Ind.; Robert, Elida, Ohio; Freda-Mrs. Robert Milne, Denbigh, Va.; Clara-Mrs. Clark Brenneman, Elida, Ohio; Betty-Mrs. John Albrecht, Pigeon, Mich.). Also surviving are his companion, 5 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs, O. B. Shenk, Elida, Ohio and Mrs. George Bevarde, Toledo, Ohio). He united with the Mennonite Church in early life. Some time ago he realized that his Christian experience was not satisfactory, and he renewed his vows, thereby bringing greater enjoyment into his life. He left a bright testimony of a Christian experience during his last hours. Funeral services were held at the home July 17 by Andrew Brenneman, and at the Central Church, Elida, Ohio, in charge of M. L. Troyer and Glenn Martin. Text: 1 John 3: 1, 2.
Krabill. --- Rosemary Lee, daughter of Vincent and Estella (Sutter) Krabill, was born at Washington, Iowa, July 7, 1944; departed from this life in an automobile accident south of Washington, Iowa, July 18, 1950; aged 6 y. 11 d. She lived at Wayland, Iowa until the fall of 1949, when she moved with her parents to Hesston, Kans., where her father taught at Hesston College and Bible School. With her mother and sisters, she was spending her summer vacation with her grandparents at Wayland and Washington, Iowa, while her father was attending summer school near Milford, Iowa. Surviving are her parents, and 2 sisters (Ann and Rebecca), 3 grandparents (Mrs. Minnie Sutter, Wayland, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Krabill, Washington, Iowa). The funeral was held at the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, Iowa, conducted by Laurence Horst, Vernon Roth, and Simon Gingerich. Interment was made in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
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Hostetler. --- Charles E., son of Emanuel E. and Elizabeth (Cripe) Hostetler, was born Nov. 6, 1881, in Elkhart, Ind.; lost his life Oct. 31, 1949; aged 67 y. 11 m. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Nora Miller at Middlebury, Ind., on Aug. 16, 1903. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. Roy Brandeberry, Helmer, Ind.; Vernon D., lately of Elkhart, Ind.; Orpha-Mrs. Cleo Lambright, Lagrange, Ind.; Mabel-Mrs. Russell Wenger, Helmer, Ind.; and Paul G., lately of Sturgis, Mich.). He and his three sons and a daughter-in-law lost their lives while crossing the north channel of Lake Huron. His body was found a number of months later. He leaves his wife, 3 daughters, 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (John F., Shipshewana, Ind.; and Jesse G., Lagrange, Ind.), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Lulu Johnson, Warsaw, Ind.; Mrs. A. W. Mills, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Ross Kitson, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Leon Leer, also of Goshen.). Funeral services were held July 11 at the Shore Mennonite Church by Lee Miller and Earley Bontrager. Burial was made in the Bontrager Cemetery.
Keepers. --- George W. Keepers, was born June 12, 1865, at Eagle Corners, Wis.; died June 17, 1950, at Ladysmith, Wis.; aged 85 y . 5 d. On July 6, 1907, he was married to Libbie Benty Dray, of Richland Co., Wis., who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Buford and Milford), 5 daughters (Mrs. Florence Meiners, Mrs. Ada Kingston, Mrs. Beulah Wolf, Mrs. Dorothy VanLoo, and Mrs. Mae Haney), 2 brothers (Jim and William), 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded him in death. In July, 1949, he confessed Christ as his Saviour in a real experience with the Lord. He was baptized in his home and received as a member of the South Lawrence Mennonite Church. He freely witnessed to all of the great mercy of God and His saving power, until his death. Funeral services were held in the village of Jump River, in charge of Leroy Schrock. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Leaman. --- Amos Hershey, son of Jacob B. and Anna Barbara (Hershey) Leaman, was born near Gordonville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 18, 1878; died in Chicago, Ill., May 27, 1950; aged 72 y. 3 m. 9 d. He arrived in Chicago in January, 1897, to become a worker at the Mennonite Home Mission. He was ordained in the ministry in 1902, and was appointed superintendent of the Mission, where he served until 1920. On June 22, 1902, he was married to Amanda Eby, of Columbus Grove, Ohio, who passed away in January, 1938. Surviving are 3 daughters (Miriam, Eunice-Mrs. Elmer J. Kimball, Gladys, all of Chicago), one son (Cleland Eby, also of Chicago), 2 grandsons, 3 brothers (J. Clayton, Lancaster, Pa.; Ellis B., Mt. Joy, Pa.; Ivan B., Pottstown, Pa.), 3 sisters (Edith-Mrs. Edwin Keene, Quarryville, Pa.; Esta-Mrs. Harry Brackbill, Kinzers, Pa.; Anna-Mrs. Charles Frey, Harrisburg, Pa.). He was a pioneer city mission worker, having devoted fifty-four years to ministering to those in need of spiritual as well as material aid. From 1920 to 1932 he served on the faculty of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. He passed away at Grant Hospital after an illness of seven months, during which he exhibited great patience and complete resignation to the will of the Lord. Funeral services were held May 31 at Buena Memorial Church, conducted by A. C. Good and A.E. Kreider. Text: Phil. 1: 21. His body was laid to rest in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.
Lehman. --- Marlin Dean, son of Vernon and Irene (Yoder) Lehman, was born Dec. 11, 1934, in Orrville, Ohio; met with a fatal accident July 24, 1950; aged 15 y.7 m. 13 d. He was struck by a Diesel engine about a mile from his home as he was crossing the railroad track on a motorbike. Those bereaved by his early departure are his parents, 2 sisters (Mary and Elizabeth), one grandmother (Mrs. David Lehman), one grandfather and stepgrandmother (Mr. and Mrs. Menno Yoder), uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and many friends. On July 15, 1945, he was received into the fellowship of the Orrville Mennonite Church by water baptism remaining faithful to his baptismal vow. He took a live interest in the work of the church and was always ready to respond when called upon to serve in any work assigned to him. He was careful in tithing his earnings for the Lord's work and was faithful in keeping the ordinances. An active member of the Mennonite Youth Fellowship, he was serving as vice-president. He was ready to enter his junior year in high school, but the heavenly Father called him to complete his work with the Master Teacher, his Saviour. He will be missed particularly at the family altar, where he lived to share in reading the Word of God. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Orrville Mennonite Church, with Harold Bauman, Levi Hartzler, and I. W. Royer officiating. Burial was made in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mast. --- Joseph E., son of Steven K. and Catherine (Esch) Mast, was born at Lancaster, Pa., May 22, 1875; passed away July 11, 1950; aged 75 y. 1 m. 19 d. He died at the home of his granddaughter (Mrs. Jeff Buller) near Creston, Mont., where he had made his home after the death of his wife. Dec. 22, 1903, he was united in marriage to Katherine Birky, who preceded him in death May 4, 1949. To this union were born 6 sons (Silas B., Creston, Mont; Jacob B., Bozeman, Mont.; Johnie B., deceased; Melvin B., also deceased; Paul B., Fort Hall, Idaho; Joseph B., Lame Deer, Mont.). Surviving are 4 sons, 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Aaron B., Morgantown, Pa.; Elam E., Elverson, Pa.), 3 sisters (Priscilla-Mrs. John Stoltzfus, Joanna, Pa.; Catherine-Mrs. Henry Stoltzfus, Elverson, Pa.; and Lydia-Mrs. Oscar Grubb, also of Elverson), and a large number of other relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. Having grown to manhood in Lancaster, Pa., he went to Kansas as a young man and was married there. In 1904 they started farming near Shickley, Nebr. In 1920 they moved to Beemer, Nebr., and in 1916 to Calkins, Mont. There he farmed until he moved to Creston, Mont., three years ago. He was active in church and Sunday-school work and loved singing. He was concerned about the spiritual welfare of his children, and was looking forward to his going home for quite some time. Text: Amos 4: 12. Funeral services were held at the Wagner Campell Funeral Home of Kalispell, Mont., in charge of D. D. Brenneman.
Mishler. ---Archie William, son of Wesley J. and the late Emma (Schrock) Mishler, was born Juan. 7, 1914, near Shelbyville, Ill.; died suddenly June 12, 1950; aged 35 y. 5 m. 5 d. Death was caused by injuries sustained in an airplane accident. On Dec. 27, 1942, he was united in marriage to Ada Agnes Frey. This union was blessed with 2 sons (Keith Michael and Clyde Eugene). Surviving besides his wife and sons are his father, stepmother, 4 brothers (Floyd, Metamora, Ill.; Claude, Eureka, Ill; Aquilla and Clarence, of Texas), 3 sisters (Goldie-Mrs. Andy Unzicker, Lowpoint, Ill.; Mary-Mrs. Steve Porzelius, Secor, Ill.; and Bessie-Mrs. Earl Steffen, Roanoke, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. His mother preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1939. At an early age he accepted Christ, remaining faithful until death. He was a devoted father and husband, and an active church member. Funeral services were in charge of H. R. Schertz, assisted by Floyd Weaver.
Mumaw. --- Catherine, daughter of Amos and Mary (Eicher) Shaum, was born June 13, 1856, in Chester Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio; died July 5, 1950, at Weilersville, Ohio; aged 94 y. 22 d. Death followed two weeks' illness caused by bronchial pneumonia. Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church, continuing faithful until God released her from life's activities. She was united in marriage to Amos Mumaw, Winesburg, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1876. After two years in Holmes Co., two in Wayne Co., and two in Allen Co., they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., near Wakarusa, where her husband was ordained to the ministry of the Gospel. In 1898 they returned to Wayne Co., Ohio. May 15, 1906, her husband died, leaving the responsibilities of home and family to her. From 1934 to 1942 she lived with her daughters in Scottdale, Pa. The remainder of her life was spent at her late home in Weilersville, Ohio. Surviving are 8 children (George, Salem, Ohio; Amos, Orrville, Ohio; Harry and Adam, both of Wooster, Ohio; Daniel, Orrville, Ohio; John R., Harrisonburg, Va.; Martha and Anna at home), 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. J. P. Leaman, Wooster, Ohio). Three children (Levi, Mary, and an infant son) predeceased her. Her children cherish the memory of her great concern for the welfare of the family, both spiritual and physical. She demonstrated great faith in God and resigned to His will to the end. God honored her prayers and gave her a peaceful attitude in life. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Daniel Hilty and at the Orrville Church by George Lapp and I. W. Royer. Text: John 14: 1-3. Burial was made in the Martins Cemetery.
Myers. --- Louisa Jenett (Leatherman) Myers, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, near Leatherwood, June 11, 1862; departed from this life April 8, 1950; aged 87 y. 9 m. 27 d. She died near Oakwood, Ohio, where she had lived since early childhood. On Feb. 19, 1880, she was united in marriage to Noah N. Myers. To this union were born 11 children, 5 of whom died in infancy. Three others (Charley and Timothy in early manhood and Harry in 1946) predeceased her. She had been a widow for forty-two years, living with her daughter until her death. Surviving her are 3 children (Sophia, Oakwood, Ohio; William, Cloverdale, Ohio; and Earl, Toledo, Ohio), 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. One grandson and one great-grandchild preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for more than fifty years. In this faith she died. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Pleasant Church by Norman O. Smith and Eno Zuercher.
Nelson. --- Thomas U., son of Thomas B. and Frances (Miller) Nelson, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., June 14, 1870; died at his home in Newaygo, Mich., July 22, 1950; aged 80 y. 1 m. 8 d. In 1892 he was married to Susan Bontrager, who passed away only a few months later. On Nov. 4, 1899, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Miller, who survives. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters (Don, Velma-Mrs. Dewey Alger, and Goldie-Mrs. Dan Schmucker, of Newaygo; Viola-Mrs. Osee Waybill, and Joe, of White Cloud, Mich.; Tom, Muskegon, Mich.; Noel, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Winifred-Mrs. Atlea Beechy, Goshen, Ind.; and Dwayne, Sugarcreek, Ohio), all of whom survive. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Sadie J. Miller, White Cloud, Mich.; and Mrs. John F. Miller, Howard City, Mich.), one brother (Oliver, Newaygo, Mich.), 29 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. In 1901 he was one of a group from Lagrange Co., Ind., who pioneered in Big Prairie Twp., Newaygo Co., Mich., clearing land and building houses. He was a teacher in the public schools of this area until 1914, when he became a postal clerk in Newaygo and later assistant postmaster. He retired from this work in 1940. In 1909 he was called into the ministry by ordination at the Mennonite Church near White Cloud, Mich., and was active therein until prevented by ill health in 1949. His death was caused by cancer after an illness of several years. He was bedfast only two days. Funeral services were conducted July 24 at the Big Prairie Union Church building with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Ministers participating in the service were Edward D. Jones, J. C. Culp, and Edwin J. Yoder. Text: Rev. 21: 1-5.
Schmucker. --- Adam, son of Eli and Anna (Farey) Schmucker, was born near Middlebranch, Ohio, Aug. 10, 1887; passed away March 18, 1950; aged 62 y. 7 m. 8d. Death resulted form his being hit by an automobile near his home at Oyster Point, Va. He was married to Effie Yoder. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1891, his father in 1919, and a stepmother (Mrs. Anna Schmucker) in 1909. Surviving are his wife and son (Donald Wayne), 4 brothers (David, Simon, of Alliance; Eli, Louisville; and Edwin, Urbana, Ohio), 4 sisters (Bena, Louisville, Ohio; Eva, Alliance, Ohio; Della-Mrs. Oscar Hostetler; Katie-Mrs. Aaron Hostetler, also of Ohio). Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Mennonite Church, Denbigh, Va., by Thomas Brunk and Orrie D. Yoder. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bauman. --- Adah, daughter of the late John M. and Catherine (Horst) Martin, was born June 28, 1891, near Brownstown, Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Dec. 3, 1949, near Hawksville, Ont.; aged 58 y. 5 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage to Titus Bauman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 6 daughters. (John M. Bauman, Salina-Mrs. Isaac Horst, Lydia-Mrs. Joseph Martin, Adah-Mrs. Elam Burkhart, Kate M., Moses M., Hettie M., Titus, M., Lizzie M., Henry M., and Emmanuel M., all of Ontario), 2 stepsons (Josiah and Edwin Bauman, also of Ontario), one brother (Emanuel H. Martin, of Lebanon Co., Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Graybill Zimmerman and Leah H. Martin, of Lancaster Co., Pa.). She was preceded in death by infant twins, her parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters. In her young years she united with the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Bareville, Pa., transferring her membership to the Mennonite Church in Ontario when she went there to live. She was a faithful member until death, and was concerned that her family live Christian lives. Death result from eryisipelas. Funeral services were held by Abram Bearinger and Addison Gingrich at the Peel Mennonite Church in Ontario, where burial was also made.
Transcriber's note: "Eryisipelas." Is the spelling used in the original obituary above. It should be spelled "erysipelas." It is a streptococcal infection producing inflammation and a deep red color on the skin, face, or scalp.
Billedeau. --- Jewel Esther, daughter of J. Victor and Naomi Ruth (Gingerich) Billedeau, was born at the Ktchener-Waterloo Hospital in Ontario, July 21, 1950; passed away seven hours later. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Raymond Victor), one sister (Viviann Ruth), and 4 grandparents (Joseph and Agnes Billedeau, Toronto, Ont.; and Edmund G. and Anna Gingerich, Baden, Ont.). Private funeral services were held July 22 at the home of her parents in Baden, with M. H. Roth and Urie Bender officiating. Burial was made in Geigers Cemetery.
Brunk. --- John W., son of John and Anna (Weaver) Brunk, was born near Dale Enterprise, Va., March 3, 1864; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., April 16, 1950; aged 86 y. 1 m. 13 d. Death resulted from a heart attack. He was united in marriage to Phoebe Hess, who preceded him in death Oct. 31, 1940. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Minnie Heishman, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Mrs. Charles Branner, Broadway, Va.), 2 fosters sons (A. H. Jameson, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Raymond Nair, Riverdale, Md.), 6 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. A member of the Mennonite Church for about sixty years, he served as Sunday-school superintendent and as song leader for a number of years. He was a lover of the old hymns of Joseph Funk's "Harmonia Sacra." Funeral services were conducted at the Lindale Mennonite Church by J. R. Mumaw and Timothy Showalter. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Gascho. --- Dolores Kay, daughter of Herbert and Mary
A. (Lyndaker) Gascho, was born in the Lewis County General
Hospital, Lowville, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1945; died at the same place
July 8, 1950; aged 4 y. 9 m. 24 d. She had been failing rapidly
Her parents, 2 sisters (Janice and Yvonne), one brother (Clair), 2 stepbrothers (Herbert, Jr., and Richard), one stepsister (Nancy), and 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Barbara Gascho, of Canada, and Mrs. Michael Lyndaker) survive. Funeral services were held July 11 at the home at Lowville and at the Amish Mennonite Church at Croghan. Burial was made in the church cemetery at Croghan.
Good. --- Noah M., son of Menno and Joanna (Martin) Good, was born near Elmira, Ont., Jan. 21, 1866; passed away 84 y. 5 m. 29 d. He was ill for two months previous to his death. On March 17, 1895, he was married to Rebecca Eky, who predeceased him Dec. 17, 1949. To this union were born 6 children (Vera-Mrs. Irvin Gingrich, deceased; Ivan, who died in infancy; Alvin, Laura, Myrl-Mrs. Alfred Bowman, and Violet-Mrs. Lincoln Shantz, all of Guernsey, Sask.). Others remaining are one sisters (Mrs. Simeon Snyder, Waterloo, Ont.), and 2 brothers (Amos and Henry, also of Waterloo.). He was baptized at the age of thirty-nine and united with the Mennonite Church at Floradale, Ont. In 1906, the family moved to Carstairs, Alta., and later to Didsbury, where they resided until 1920, when they moved to Guernsey, Sask. Funeral services were conducted at the Sharon Mennonite Church, in charge of Stanley D. Shantz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kaufman. --- Hope Ann, daughter of John and Elsie (Smucker) Kaufman, was born June 29, 1950; died July 1, 1950, at the Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; aged 2 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Barbara Gene and Linda Lou), and 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Smucker and Abram Kaufman). Burial was made in the Sharon Mennonite Cemetery, Plain City, Ohio, in charge of Abram Kaufman.
Kinsinger. --- Noah J., son of the late John and Catharine (Yoder) Kinsinger, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 31, 1882; died at his home, near Springs, Pa., April 10, 1950, of a cerebral hemorrhage; aged 68 y. 10 d. On Dec.15, 1901, he was married to Sarah Yoder. To this union were born 10 children (Annie-Mrs. Bennie Fisher, Springs, Pa.; Tillie-Mrs. John Zook, Meyersdale, Pa.; Milton, Stuarts Draft, Va.; Lydia-Mrs. Dan Kinsinger, Ada, Emma-Mrs. Homer Coblentz, John, Ida, Sadie-Mrs. Eli Brenneman, all of Meyersdale, Pa.; and Menno, who died Dec. 14, 1923. He was married the second time to Ada M. Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 9 sisters, and his stepmother. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church from his youth and was much concerned for the welfare of that church. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Norman D. Beachy, and at the Oak Dale meetinghouse by Elam Kauffman and Eli D. Tice in German and by Paul E. Bender in English. Concluding services at the grave on the home place near Meyersdale, where his first wife was buried, were conducted by Norman Beachy.
Kraft. ---Lena H., daughter of John M. and Lena (Horning) Martin, was born Aug. 23, 1947, at Cocalico, Lancaster, Co., Pa.; died May 8, 1950, at the place of her birth; aged 2 y. 8 m. 15 d. She was instantly killed when stuck by the wheel of a truck. Surviving are her parents, 3 sisters, and 5 brothers (Irwin H., Edna H., Annie H., Alta H., Raymond H., John H., Leroy H., and Earl H., all at home), one grandmother (Annie Horning, Lancaster Co., Pa.), and a grandfather and stepgrandmother (Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel H. Martin, Lebanon Co., Pa.). She was preceded in death by 3 infant brothers, one grandfather, and one grandmother. Funeral services were held May 11 by Milo Lehman at the home and by Noah Zimmerman and Joseph Weaver at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mullet. --- Harvey J., son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Weaver) Mullet, was born April 9, 1882, near Farmerstown, Ohio; died July 31, 1950, at the Avalon Sanatorium, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; aged 68 y. 3 m. 22 d. His parents, 2 brothers (Ezra and Elmer), 4 sisters (Amanda-Mrs. Ben Yoder and three infants), and his grandparents preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 brothers (John, Middlefield, Ohio; and William, Apple Creek, Ohio), one sister (Malinda-Mrs. Sam Miller, Plain City, Ohio), 2 aunts (Katie-Mrs. Noah Miller and Malinda-Mrs. Emanuel Weaver, both of Berlin, Ohio), 15 nieces, 14 nephews, and many other relatives and friends. In 1915, he became a member of the Mennonite Church, uniting with the Oak Grove congregation, West Liberty, Ohio; in 1933 when the Sharon Church was organized at Plain City, he transferred his membership to Sharon. He was sick for a year and a half with cancer of the lung, which caused his death. He was patient in his sickness, often expressing his great confidence in God and faith in Christ. Funeral services were in charge of Abram Kauffman, assisted by Eli Nissley. Burial was made in the Sharon Cemetery.
Yoder. --- Joseph Zook, son of David and Saloma (Zook) Yoder, was born near Belleville, Pa., Jan. 2, 1859; died at the Mennonite Old People's Home, near Rittman, Ohio, July 23, 1950; aged 91 y. 6 m. 21 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour at the age of eighteen. He was married to Nancy Adeline Plank, who preceded him in death Jan. 12, 1917. To this union were born 4 children, two of whom (Mattie and Edna) preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 children (Alphaeus D., and Edith G., Wooster, Ohio), 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He and his family migrated to North Dakota in 1904 to join a Mennonite colony there. In 1941 he and his daughter (Edith) moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, where his son and family had moved earlier. He was a guest at the Old People's Home for the past few years. He loved the Lord and His Word and was a member of the Wooster Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Crown Hill Church July 27, with William G. Detweiler and D. W. Miller in charge. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Glick. --- Elam M., son of Samuel and Salinda M. Glick, was born near Churchtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., May 3, 1897; died July 5, 1950, at the Ohio Valley Hospital; aged 53 y. 2 m. 2 d. Death resulted from a heart attack which he suffered at the beginning of a trip west to visit relatives and friends. His passing was a shock to his wife (Priscilla King Glick) and twin daughters (Mary and Martha), who were accompanying him on the trip, and to his 2 sons (Clyde, Elverson, Pa.; and Ray Samuel, at home). One son (Isaac) preceded him in death. Surviving besides his wife and 4 children, are is aged father (Samuel Glick, of Churchtown, Pa.), 5 sisters and 4 brothers (Lena-Mrs. Harry Musser, Honey Brook, Pa.; Sarah-Mrs. Elmer Stoltzfus, Yellow House, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Job Stoltzfus, Morgantown, Pa.; Lydia-Mrs. David Lapp, Intercourse, Pa.; Alvin, Morgantown, Pa.; Roy, Churchtown, Pa.; Melvin, Eureka, Ill.; John, Boyertown, Pa.; Minnie-Mrs. Roy Stoltzfus, Oley, Pa.). In his youth he was baptized and became a member of the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa., where he was a faithful member. When he was married in 1923 and moved to Atglen, Pa., he transferred his membership to the Maple Grove congregation. There he was a faithful worker till the work started at Media school, east of Oxford, Pa., and be became a worker there. Funeral services were conducted on July 8 at the home by Ira Kurtz, assisted by Simon Stuckey, Aaron F., Stoltzfus, Isaac Kennel, and Noah Hershey. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery, with Aldus Wingard officiating.
Horst. --- Barbara, daughter of the late Mathias and Mary (Weaver) Horst, was born Oct. 15, 1876; passed away at the Mennonite Home, near Lancaster, Pa., July 22, 1950; aged 73 y. 9 m. 7 d. In 1920 she went to the Home where she lived about thirty years. Her former years were spent as a worker and her latest years as a guest. She will be long remembered for her good deeds. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until the Lord called her home. Death followed a four-month illness which she bore with patience. She expressed peace with God and resignation to His will. Surviving are one stepbrother (Jacob Horst, Narvon, Pa.), 5 stepsisters (Hettie-Mrs. Eli Good, Anna-Mrs. Harvey Good, bother of East Earl, Pa.; Maggie-Mrs. Martin Bowman, Terre Hill, Pa.; Sallie-Mrs. David Burkhart, New Holland, Pa.; Susie-Mrs. Harry Burkhart, Mohnton, Pa.), a number of nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted July 25 at the chapel of the Home by Landis Brubacher, and at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Benjamin Weaver and Moses Gehman. Texts: Prov. 27: 1; Mark 14: 8. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Linder. --- Joseph J., son of the later Peter and Barbara (Schmucker) Linder, was born in Niminshillen Twp., Stark Co., Ohio, March 18, 1888; died at his home in Louisville, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1950; aged 62 y. 4 m. 19 d. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. In 1903 he accepted Christ as His Saviour, was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Beech Mennonite Church. In this fellowship he continued faithfully until death. On Oct. 22, 1911, he was united in marriage to Elta Conrad, who preceded him in death March 18, 1940. To this union were born 2 daughters (Annabel and Mary Rose) and 2 sons (Harry and Ralph). On Sept. 22, 1945, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Martha Graber. A successful farmer, he retired in 1945, and later moved to Louisville, Ohio. He was well known and well liked in the communities in which he lived. At the time of his death he was serving the church as trustee and also as treasurer. Surviving are his companion, 4 children (Annabel, at home; Mrs. Walter Schrock, East Canton, Ohio; Harry and Ralph, both of Canton, Ohio), 8 grandchildren, one brother (Levi, Louisville, Ohio), 2 half-brothers (Clarence, Louisville, Ohio; and Alvin, Canton, Ohio), 2 half sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Sluss, of Louisville; and Mrs. Florence Jones, Canton, Ohio), one stepsister (Mrs. Ella Green, Canton), one stepbrother (Elmer Yoder, West Liberty, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. His parents, his first companion, one brother (Aaron), and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the church, with O. N. Johns officiating. Text: John 11: 11. Interment was made in the Wartzler Cemetery.
Nofziger. --- Jonathan G., son of Christ and Elizabeth (Gingerich) Nofziger, was born March 30, 1857, at Pettisville, Ohio; passed away June 18, 1950; aged 93 y. 2 m. 13 d. He was united in marriage to Jacibena Augsburger of Trenton, Ohio, December 14, 1880. She passed away June 16, 1924. Surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Simon A., Stuttgart, Ark.; Harvey, Wauseon, Ohio; Jennie, at home; Ellen-Mrs. John Rich, and Ida-Mrs. John Wyse of Archbold, Ohio), 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of a family of twelve, of whom two (Mrs. Sam Yoder, Pomona, Calif; and Dan, Pettisville, Ohio) survive. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church at Trenton, Ohio, in 1872, later transferring his membership to the Central Church at Archbold. HE was a faithful church member and attended regularly. At the age of twenty he left Pettisville and lived at Trenton, Ohio, for nine years. From there he moved to Stuttgart, Ark., where he lived until 1920, when he moved to Archbold. He was a devoted husband, a kind father and a good neighbor. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church June 21, with Jesse Short, Roy Sauder, Dan Sommers, and Henry Wyse officiating. Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Nussbaum. --- Christ C. Nussbaum, was born Feb. 7, 1878; departed from this life July 19, 1950; aged 72 y. 5 m. 12 d. He had been in failing health for several years, but became seriously ill only ten days prior to his death in the Massillon City Hospital. He was born in Salt Creek Twp., near Apple Creek, Ohio, and remained in that vicinity until 1920, when with his family he moved to a farm near Dalton, Ohio. Jan. 11, 1904, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Schumacher. To this union were born 11 children. One son (Leslie) preceded him in death. Surviving are 6 sons (Gillis, Massillon, Ohio; Loris, Wilfred, Eldon, Dean, and Harley, of Dalton), 4 daughters (Mrs. Bernice Schnaible, Gladstone, Oreg.; Mrs. Alice Douglas, of Dalton; Mrs. Ada Nichols, also of Dalton; Mrs. Alma Yoder, Hubbard, Oreg.), 20 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. On Feb. 25, 1928, his wife passed away. In his youth he became a member of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. He was an honest and upright citizen, as witnessed by his many friends. He was known over a wide area by his work of repairing watches and jewelry, in addition to his farming. Funeral services were held July 22 at the DesVoignes Funeral Home, Mt. Eaton, with Allen Bixler, of the Kidron Mennonite Church, officiating. Text: Ps. 90: 12. Interment was made in the Dalton Cemetery.
Oesch. --- Mervin Jacob, second son of Albert and Emma Oesch, was born at Milverton, Ont., June 23, 1923; passed to his reward July 11, 1950; aged 27 y. 18 d. Death followed five months of serous illness. Surviving are his parents, one brother and 2 sisters (Elwood and Ruth-Mrs. Nelson Schultz, Milverton, Ont.; Dorothy-Mrs. Delmar Erb, Millbank, Ont.), and his aged grandmother, of Milverton. One brother (Clare) predeceased him in infancy. The many friends who visited him during his illness were impressed and encouraged by his earnest testimony of faith and his devotion to Christ and His Word. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Poole, Ont., A.M. Church, with M. H. Roth in charge assisted by Amos Brunk. Text: II Thess. 4:13, 14. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.
Pomeranz. --- Frank Martin, son of Frederick and Martha (Gielow) Pomeranz, was born in Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1908; passed away at the Mercy Hospital, Manistee, Mich., July 7, 1950; aged 41 y. 10 m. 13 d. On April 7, 1930, he was married to Rosella Seiler, and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life. He leaves his loving companion, 4 children (Mary, Herbert, Wilma, and Freddie), his aged father, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. His mother preceded him in death in 1943. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church and in 1947 transferred his membership to the Bancroft Mennonite Church, where he was a faithful worker, willing to be used in the service of his Master. About two weeks before his death he became ill and upon advice of the doctor went to Little Eden Camp at Onekama, Mich. His condition became critical and he was taken to the hospital at Manistee, where he died a few hours later from a heart attack. He was a kind and loving father and will be greatly missed in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were held at the home, and at the Bancroft Mennonite Church, Toledo, July 10, with Freeman Aschliman and Jesse Short in charge. Interment was made in the Ottawa Memorial Park Cemetery.
Roth. --- Susan, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Rupp) Oswald, was born Feb. 7, 1882, at Minier, Ill.; passed away at Albany, Oreg., Aug. 1, 1950; aged 68 y. 5 m. 24 d. At the age of nine she moved with her parents to Beemer, Nebr., where she resided for eleven years. In 1903 she and Dan G. Roth, of Milford, Nebr., was married. After living eleven years in Milford they moved with their family to Creston, Mont. Six years later they moved to Linn Co., Oreg., where she continued to live until her death. Surviving are her husband, 10 children (Jesse, Perry, Leonard, Florence, and Edna Kenagy, all of Albany; Dan and Jake, both of Sweet Home, Oreg.; Roy, Upland, Calif.; Allan, Goshen, Ind.; and Menno, Rothsay, Ont.), 11 grandchildren, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained faithful until death. She was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church at Albany. Funeral services were held at Fairview, in charge of N. M. Birky.
Sharp. --- Christian C., son of the late Joseph and Lydia (Kurtz) Sharp, was born June 13, 1892; died very unexpectedly from a heart attack July 30, 1950, at his home near Belleville, Mifflin, Co., Pa.; 58 y. 1 m. 17 d. He had just returned home from Amish services at John Yoder home when he suffered a fatal heart attack. On Feb. 7, 1918, he was united in marriage to Lydia Yoder, of Reedsville, Pa., who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Elsie-Mrs. Jesse K. Yoder, Nancy-Mrs. Peter Kinsinger, Jacob, and Jonathan, all of Belleville, Pa.; Fannie, at home; and Mattie-Mrs. Joseph Spicher, of Cheswold, Del.), 6 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mattie M. Yoder and Mrs. Nancy Peachey, of Belleville). Two infant daughters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home of Jonas Spicher, in charge of Daniel King and Seth Byler. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Walter. --- Susan Mary, daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Lizzie (Hess) Hess, was born at Byerland, Pequea Twp., Pa., Aug. 10, 1878; passed away at her home at Willow Street, Pa., after a six-day illness, May 12, 1950; aged 71 y. 9 m. 2 d. When she was twelve years old, her mother passed away. On Jan. 25, 1900, she was united in marriage to Charles Walter. To this union were born 9 children (Clair, Willow Street, Pa.; John, who departed from this life at the age of two; Elizabeth, at home; Minnie, Quarryville, Pa.; Charles, Pequea, Pa.; Ross, Willow Street, Pa.; Emily-Mrs. Roy M. Hurst, Lititz, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Benjamin Metzler and Anna-Mrs. Christian Metzler both of Holtwood, Pa.). Surviving besides 8 children are 22 grandchildren, one stepbrother (Earl Herr), one brother (John E. Hess), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Joseph Warfel and Mrs. John Martin). She was a member of the New Providence Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held May 16 at Reynolds Funeral Home in charge of Clayton Keener, and at the New Providence Church with Jacob T. Harnish in charge, assisted by Paul Myer and Abram Metzler. Text: Ps. 116: 15.
Wease. --- Clarence J., son of Aaron and Nancy (Reid) Wease, was born in Petersburg, W. Va., June 20, 1870; passed away June 2, 1950, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Knicely), Vienna, Va.; aged 79 y. 11 m. 12 d. On Sept. 18, 1898, he was united in marriage to Mary Linkoss, who preceded him in death in 1933. To this union were born 2 daughters (Mrs. Edna Knicely, Vienna, Va.; and Mrs. Minnie Armstrong, Mt. Rainier, Md.), and one son (George, Staunton, Va.). Others surviving are 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Fred, Alexandria, Va.). Six sisters and 4 brothers preceded him in death. He bore his affliction patiently and was always known to help anyone in need. He left a bright testimony of his Christian experience. For fifteen years he was caretaker of the Dayton Cemetery and for five years worked at the Shenandoah College in Dayton, where he was respected by all. Funeral services were held June 4 at the Bank Mennonite Church near Dayton, Va., with S. H. Rhodes and M. J. Heatwole in charge. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.
Weidman. --- Harvey S., son of the late Michael and Mary (Shreiner) Weidman, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., March 14, 1875; passed away July 6, 1950, at his home in Rapho Twp.; aged 75 y. 3 m. 22 d. Surviving are his wife (Fianna Blecher Weidman), 8 children (Elmer B., John B., Mrs. Ira E. Diehm, Paul B., Charles B., Rufus B., Mrs. Richard Hoffman, and Leroy B., all of Manheim, Pa.), 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Amos S. and Francis S., both of Manheim). He was a faithful member of the Gantz Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held July 9 at the Beck Funeral Home in Manheim and at the Hernley Mennonite Church, with Clyde Metzler and Noah Boll in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Wenger. --- Emma M., daughter of the late Ephraim and Susan (Leaman) Hershey, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 1, 1870; departed from this life July 20, 1950; aged 79 y. 10 m. 19 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Jan. 4, 1894, she was united in marriage to John G. Wenger, who preceded her in death eighteen years ago. One son and one daughter (Horace and Bertha) also preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 daughters and 2 sons (Elsie-Mrs. Earle Graeff, Helen, Susan-Mrs. Earle Cauller, Emma-Mrs. Hilbert Cauller, Edith-Mrs. Harold Mast, Mrs. Lydia Brackbill, Ephraim L., and John B.), 30 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Omer, Elam, and Jacob Hershey). Funeral services were held July 23 at the home by Martin Hershey and at the Hershey Church by Parke Book. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Widrick. --- Karen Jane, daughter of Ezra and Elva (Yousey) Widrick, of Castorland, N. Y., was born July 18, 1950; died the following day at the Lewis Co., General Hospital, Lowville, N. Y. Surviving are her parents, and 2 brothers (Marvin Ezra and Donald Edward). Graveside service was in charge of Allen Gingerich at the Croghan Cemetery.
Witmer. --- Isaac B., son of the late Amos S. and Mary (Brubaker) Witmer, was born in Earl Twp., near Hinkletown, Pa., Nov. 5, 1883; departed from this life at Martindale, Pa., July 23, 1950; aged 66 y. 8 m. 18 d. He was the last of a family of nine children. In his twenties he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Ephrata Mennonite Church, later transferring his membership to the Martindale Mennonite Church, where he seldom failed to attend services except for ill health. He was a faithful member until death. On Dec. 12, 1911, he was united in marriage to Alice Ida Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Arnold Foster, Ephrata, Pa.; Irene Elizabeth, at home; Austin Walter, Myerstown, Pa.; and Mary Marna, at home), 6 grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. A son (Ernest John) preceded him in death in 1917. He was much concerned about the welfare of the church and tried to follow the teachings of the Bible. His body was laid to rest in the new cemetery, his being the first funeral at the new Martindale Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home July 27 by Aaron Weaver and at the church by J. Paul Graybill and Alvin Martin. Texts: I Thess. 4: 13-18; II Cor. 4: 17, 18; 5: 1. Harry Lichty assisted in the service at the church and David N. Weaver officiated at the grave.
Wyse. --- Caroline, daughter of Martin and Barbara (Roth) Eicher, was born on a farm north of Noble, Iowa, April 25, 1872; passed away July 9, 1950; aged 78 y. 2 m. 14 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa, of which she remained a member until her death. On Feb. 1, 1893, she was united in marriage to Simon F. Wyse. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life until Feb. 23, 1950, when her husband passed away. Several years ago she had suffered a paralytic stroke, from which she partially recovered. Death resulted from a fractured skull which she suffered in a fall. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Fred L., Wuseon, Ohio; Oletta, at home; Leonard R., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; and Alta-Mrs. T. W. Stewart, San Diego, Calif.), 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (David Eicher, Milford, Nebr. and William Eicher, Wayland, Iowa), 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Boshart, Wayland, Iowa; and Barbara-Mrs. Peter Eicher, Smithville, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, 4 brothers 4 sisters, and one grandson predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church July 13, conducted by the local ministers. Text: Ps. 23. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Yoder. Melvin Clyde, son of Isaac Z. and Sarah (Kauffman) Yoder, was born June 2, 1894, near Garden City, Mo.; passed away suddenly July 18, 1950, near Pleasant Hill, Mo.; aged 56 y. 1 m. 16 d. In his youth he accepted his Saviour and became a member of the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, near Garden City, Mo., where he was a member until death. On Jan. 23, 1918, he was united in marriage to Mary K. Stoll. This union was blessed with 4 daughters and 3 sons (Vera-Mrs. Omer Bell, Harrisonville, Mo.; Ilene, Kansas City, Mo.; Nadine-Mrs. Verlan Cameron, San Francisco, Calif.; Phyllis-Mrs. William Beckman, Olympia, Wash.; Cleo, Harrisonville, Mo.; and Robert and Leon, at home). Other surviving are his companion, 4 grandchildren, one sister, and 4 brothers (Edna, Will, and Chaucey, Garden City, Mo.; Frank Harrisonville, Mo.; Roy, Independence, Mo.), and many other relatives and friends. In July 1949, he suffered several heart attacks. Death resulted instantly from a recent attack. He was a faithful and devoted husband and a kind and loving father and grandfather. He made his home in various communities surrounding Garden City; wherever he went he was a helpful neighbor and won a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Mennonite Church, in charge of the home minister. Burial was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.