Bontrager, -- Mary, daughter of Tobias and Saloma (Garver) Eash, was born Sept. 12, 1873, in Middlebury, Ind.; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar J. Yoder, April 5, 1951, after a lingering illness of cerebral arteriosclerosis; aged 77 y. 6 m. 23 d. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her youth and remained faithful to the dn. She was married to John M. Bontrager Jan. 28, 1892. He preceded her in death April 18, 1931. She was also preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by 2 sons and 6 daughters (Tobias, New Paris, Ind.; Fannie-Mrs. Levi Eash, Burr Oak, Mich.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Valentine Yoder, Susie-Mrs. Bert Yoder, both of Middlebury; Nancy-Mrs. Homer Yoder, Stark Co., Ohio; Manas, Katie-Mrs. Oscar Yoder, both of Middlebury; Salome-Mrs. Irvin E. Yoder, Grantsville, Md.), 48 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Cross, Mrs. Elizabeth Schrock, Gertrude-Mrs. Dan R. Bontrager, all of Middlebury), 4 brothers (John and Noah, Topeka, Ind.; Tobias and Samuel, Middlebury), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted April 8, at the Oscar Yoder home by Manas Miller and at the Griner Conservative Church by Eli Miller, Jonas Miller and John Yoder. Text: Ps. 90; Rev. 22; Mark 14: 8.
Boyll, -- Nancy Louise, daughter of James and Mary (Ebersole) Boyll, was stillborn in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, Ind., March 7, 1951. She leaves to mourn her departure, her parents, her 2-year old brother (Jimmy Allen), he grandparents, her paternal great-grandfather, uncles, aunts and cousins. Graveside services were held March 8 at the Mast cemetery, Kokomo, Ind., conducted by Anson Horner and Emanuel Hochstedler.
Detweiler, -- Justus J., son of William Detweiler, was born in Harper, Kans., Nov. 17, 1914; died at the Burnham City Hospital, Champaign, Ill., March 11, 1951, after an illness of about two months; aged 36 y. 3 m. 24 d. He came to Illinois in the fall of 1939 and on Sept. 17, 1939, he was united in marriage to Alta Heiser, of Fisher, Ill. To this union two children were born. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in youth and united with the Mennonite Church. He was a faithful and consistent member having a real Christian testimony for his Lord. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and 2 children (Justine, 9 and Dennis, 6), his father, 1 brother (Ernest, Harper, Kans.), 4 sisters (Mrs. A. R. King and Miss Velma Detweiler, both of Harper; Miss Pearl Detweiler, Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. John Diller, Hesston, Kans.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. His mother preceded him in death about 12 years ago and also one brother who died in infancy. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Mennonite Church, March 19, with Henry J. King in charge, assisted by Harold Zehr. Burial was made in the East Bend Cemetery.
Gehman, -- Benjamin, son of the late Israel and Susie (Bowman) Gehman, was born March 24, 1885; died at the Ephrata Community Hospital, April 1, 1951, where he had been a patient for two weeks; aged 86 y. 7 d. He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church for more than fifty years. His wife, Catherine Kieffer, died Aug. 5, 1950. They spent 64 years together. He is survived by one daughter (Mrs. Sallie Horning, at home), 2 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Israel), and 1 sister (Mrs. Lavina Burkhart). Funeral services were held at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Benj. Weaver and J. Paul Graybill and at the grave in the adjoining cemetery by Paul Z. Martin.
Graber, -- Mary, daughter of Michael and Fanny (Conrad) Richard, was born in Etupes, France, Nov. 2, 1870; died at her home in Wooster, Ohio, April 11, 1951; at the age of 80 y. 5 m. 9 d. She was the last surviving member of a family of three girls and two boys. In March, 1889, she was united in marriage to Daniel Graber, who had previously migrated from France to America, but who then returned to France to marry her and to bring her to America with him. They located in Wayne Co., Ohio, where they spent their lives together until he died in 1926. To this union were born 10 children, four of whom died in infancy. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Kathryn Ramseyer, Wooster; Fannie-Mrs. Alden Krabill, Creston, Ohio; Mrs. Martha Conrad, Wooster; Joseph, Creston; Mary-Mrs. Orlando Conrad, and Ester, both of Wooster; and by Harvey Graber, Creston, who was as one of the family, having been reared by Bro. and Sister Graber. Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. In her youth she was received by water baptism into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church in Montbeliard, France. After coming to America she became a faithful and lifelong member of the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church retaining a keen interest, however, in the church in France. She was active in her support of the work of the church in America. Funeral services, conducted by John R. Williams, J. D. Graber, and Wm. G. Detweiler, were held April 14, at the home and at the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Grieser, -- Jacob, son of the late Daniel and Anna (King) Grieser, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Oct. 9, 1870; departed this life March 1, 1951; aged 80 y. 4 m. 22 d. On Nov. 3, 1892, he was united in marriage with Lydia M. Baer, who passed away Jan. 15, 1944. This union was blessed with 4 children (Mrs. Ella Coon, Charles J., Nelson R., and Mable-Mrs. Lee Riegsecker, all of Archbold, Ohio). He leaves to mourn his departure his four children, 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. His companion, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild preceded him in death. He was the last survivor of a family of 12. He spent his entire life in and near Archbold. His unexpected death came as a shock while visiting the home of his grandson, Victor Coon, near Winameg, Ohio. In youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held in the home by Henry Wyse and at the Central Mennonite Church by P. R. Lantz and Jesse J. Short.
Herr, -- Susan S., daughter of the late Martin B. and Annie (Shenk) Herr, was born in Pequea Twp., near New Danville, Pa., Sept. 3, 1869; departed this life March 20, 1951, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. J. Clarence Garber, Lancaster, Pa.), after an illness of three months; aged 81 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was married to Harry L. Herr, former deacon of the New Danville district who preceded her in death twelve years ago. She is survived by these children: E. Vera-Mrs. J. Clarence Garber; H. Elvin, Willow Street, Pa.; A. Elizabeth-Mrs. Harry F. Houser, Lancaster, Pa.; also a sister (Anna S.-Mrs. Ira L. Herr, Millersville, Pa.), 12 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a devoted member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted by James H. Hess at the home and at the New Danville Mennonite Church by David Thomas and Henry Nauman. Text: Ps. 17: 15.
Hershberger, -- Mildred Maxine, was born Nov. 27, 1919; died at her home in Goshen, Ind., March 27, 1951, after an extended illness of 12 months; aged 31 y. 4 m. On Dec. 24, 1935, she was married to Albert I. Hershberger, who survives her with their 5 children (Ida May, Ronald Eugene, Charles Albert, Hubert, Murray, and Larry Lee). Also surviving are her father (Charles R. Parks, Elkhart, Ind.), a great-aunt (Mrs. Hattie Hahn), who has been a mother to her since she was 3 years old, the following brothers and sisters: Melvin, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Marion Royce, Bristol, Ind.; Mrs. Raymond Frye, Elkhart; Mrs. Wendell Lyste, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Levi, Goshen; Louis and Donald, both of Elkhart; also the following half brother and half sisters: Mrs. William Zinn, Bristol; Mrs. James Sherer, Elkhart; Mary Ann Parks, Bristol; Patty Lee, Phillip, Dennis and Charles Richard, all of Elkhart. She became a member of the Goshen College Y. P. C. A. Sunday school, Plymouth Street Chapel, on Dec. 17, 1950, after several months of joyous Christian experience. Although her last months were filled with great physical suffering, her testimony to the grace of God in her life was clear and an inspiration to her many friends and relatives. Funeral services were held in the Goshen College Chapel Hall March 29, in charge of S. C. Yoder and Virgil Brenneman.
Horst, -- Barbara Ann., daughter of Jephthah and Salome (King) Hostetler, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 4, 1872; passed away at the Nair-Berkey home, Wooster, Ohio, April 9, 1951; aged 79 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Aug. 22, 1893, she was united in marriage to Elam Horst, and together they served the Lord and the church for many years, he being a minister of the Gospel and serving churches in Ohio and Virginia. He died Sept. 14, 1948. To this union were born 4 children (Icie, who died at the age of 4; Salome-Mrs. R. W. Nair, Wooster, Ohio; Michael A., Smithville, Ohio; and Cresson J., Dalton, Ohio). A foster daughter (Marietta Berkey, Wooster), also survives. She also leaves 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 sister (Mrs. John Smucker, Smithville), and 1 brother (J. D. Hostetler, Orrville, Ohio). In her youth she confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour and was received by water baptism into the fellowship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. At the time of her death she held her membership with the Pleasant Hill congregation. Funeral services held at the home of her daughters and at the Paradise Church of the Brethren near Smithville on April 12, were conducted by Gerald C. Studer, C. H. Deardorff, and Wm. G. Detweiler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hostetler, -- Jesse David, son of Ben S. and Ada (Byler) Hostetler, was born March 8, 1951, at Belleville, Pa.; died March 17, 1951, at the Lewistown Hospital, where he was admitted the day before. Surviving are his parents, 1 sister (Elsie Ruth), and his grandparents (Jonathan and Saloma Byler and Noah D. and Mattie Hostetler, all of Belleville). Short funeral services were held at the home March 19 by Jesse D. Spicher. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Landis, -- Emma W., daughter of the late Elias and Annie (Witmer) Myer, passed away Feb. 18, 1951, at the Ephrata Community Hospital following a brief illness; aged 65 y. 3 m. 24 d. She became unconscious following a stroke Saturday forenoon, Feb. 17, and never regained consciousness. June 3, 1909, she was united in marriage to Harry M. Landis, Bareville, Pa. She is survived by her husband, and children (Mary-Mrs. Jacob Z. Snader, Denver, Pa.; Norma-Mrs. Paul H. Weaver, Ephrata, Pa.; John M., Lititz, Pa.; Paul M., Miami, Fla.; Ruth-Mrs. Norman Eberly, New Holland, Pa.; Martha, Akron, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Nelson Charles, Columbia, Pa.; Anna, Lena, Ada, Grace, Ivan, and Luke all of Bareville), also by 24 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Amos W., Mummasburg, Pa.; Nora-Mrs. Noah Landis, Lancaster, Pa.; Annie-Mrs. Abraham Seichrist, Witmer, Pa.; Elias, Lancaster; Ruth-Mrs. Landis Buckwalter, Lancaster; Frances-Mrs. Willis Groff, Martha-Mrs. Amos Thomas, both of Willow Street, Pa. Funeral services were held in the home and in the Metzler Mennonite Church near Akron, Pa., Feb. 21, with the home ministers in charge. Text: "She hath done what she could." (Mark 14: 8).
Peifer, -- Glenn G., son of the late Christian S. and Fannie (Groff) Peifer, was born July 10, 1930; near East Petersburg, Pa.; died March 22, 1951; aged 20 y. 8m. 12 d. Glenn met his death by train accident when his employer and wife and little boy were also called to be with the Lord. He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. He is survived by his mother and the following brothers and sisters: Melvin G., Christian G., Irene G. and Joanne G. He also leaves 2 grandparents (Mrs. Lizzie D. Groff and Christian K. Peifer, both of East Petersburg and a number of young people, who were near and dear to him. Funeral services were held March 27, at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church in charge of James Siegrist and Irvin Kreider. Text: John 13: 7. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Schertz, -- Theodore William, was born Dec. 3, 1868; died April 5, 1951, at the Princeton Hospital; aged 82 y. 4 m. 2 d. He came to Walnut, Ill., with his parents when he was a small child and spent nearly all his life in this community. He became a Christian and was baptized on March 19, 1893, in the Willow Springs Mennonite Church. During these many years he lived a quiet Christian life. About 18 years ago he became blind. With this handicap he maintained a glowing witness for the Lord and a continuous interest in the spread of the Gospel. He leaves to mourn his departure, his brother (Edgar), 1 niece (Mrs. Darlene Mason) and her family, and many kind neighbors and friends. Funeral service was held in the Ross Warren Long. Burial in the Walnut Cemetery.
Shantz, -- Tena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Hallman, died April 3, 1951, at her home after a lengthy illness; aged 63 y. She was married to Abraham G. Shantz, June 15, 1910 at Bridgeport, Ont. Surviving in addition to her husband are 2 sons (Ross, Breslau, Ont.; Glen, Preston, Ont.), 2 daughters (Delores-Mrs. Cecil Mader, Breslau; and Marie-Mrs. Alfred Tuletski, Fisher's Mills), 1 brother (Ivan, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Salome Winger, Fisherville; Mrs. Robert Hinds, Cassoday, Kans.; Mrs. Arthur Scott, Toronto, Ont.), and 8 grandchildren. One sister (Mrs. Samuel Shantz) died three years ago. She accepted Christ early in life and united with the Mennonite Church in Kitchener. Later in life she transferred her membership to the Breslau congregation. About four years ago she became a great sufferer, but never without hope. The funeral was held on April 6, in the Cressman Mennonite Church, Bresslau, in charge of Oscar Burkholder. Text: II Cor. 5: 1, 2, 6-8.
Short, -- Eli P., Short, was born May 10, 1873, near Archbold, Ohio; died March 4, 1951, in Miami Beach, Fla.; aged 77 y. 9 m. 22 d. On Dec. 29, 1896, he was united in marriage to Ella Short, who passed away on Feb. 11, 1925. To this union were born 9 children (Bertha, Charles, Wilbur, Orvil, Ilva, Elton, Dora, Nola, and Rollin). Besides his companion, 2 sons (Charles and Elton), 1 grandson, 1 brother (Peter C.) and 1 sister (Katie-Mrs. Charles Crossgrove), preceded him in death. On Dec. 24, 1935, he was united in marriage to Lulu McLain. He is survives by his wife, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 1 stepdaughter, 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Grieser Funeral Home by Jesse J. Short.
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Beiler, -- John S., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Beiler, Ronks, Pa., was born Sept. 15, 1915; died at the Goshen Hospital, Feb. 17, 1951; aged 35 y. 5 m. 12 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Miller, Goshen, Ind., March 11, 1944. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, 1 son (Robert Lee), 1 daughter (Janet Elaine), his mother and stepfather (Mr. and Mrs. Abraham King, Ronks, Pa.), 2 brothers (Levi, Lakehurst, N. J., and Omer, Ronks), 2 sisters (Mrs. Jonas Kauffman and Anna Mary, both of Ronks.). When he came to Indiana he transferred his membership to the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. He was of a quiet unassuming nature, faithful to his Lord and to his church. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Verle Hoffman and at the church by Vernon Bontreger, assisted by Ira S. Johns. Burial in the Clinton Union Cemetery near the church.
Cline, -- Milton, son of the late George and Elizabeth Cline, was born in Fayette Co., Pa.; departed this life March 5, 1951, at the Uniontown, Pa., hospital; aged 52 y. He was preceded in death last year by his wife, Pearl, and two infant children. Surviving are four boys and two girls (Charles, Edward, Harry, Roy, Mary, and Maxine). In his earlier years he was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He reaffirmed his faith in Christ in the hospital preceding his death. Funeral services were held in the Masontown Mennonite Church with Paul M. Roth, officiating. Text: John 3: 16. Interment in the Greendale Cemetery.
Culp, -- Malinda, daughter of the late Isaac and Elizabeth (Snyder) Cressman, was born Sept. 15, 1873, at the Cressman homestead near Kitchener, Ont.; passed away April 9, 1951, at the same home; aged 77 y. 6m. 25 d. On April 11, 1900, she was united in marriage to Daniel H. Culp at Kitchener, Ont. She accepted Christ as her Saviour when a youth and was a charter member of the Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. She was active in the work of the church and was a member of the Women's Missionary Society. Surviving are 1 son (Floyd), 2 grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Ann Shantz, Sarah, Minerva, and Melissa Cressman, all of Kitchener). Preceding her in death were her husband, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held April 12 at the Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church in charge of Wilfred Ulrich. Burial was made in the Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Fink, -- Samuel J., son of William and Elizabeth Fink, was born Feb. 23, 1875, in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind.; departed this life at his home in Elkhart, April 11, 1951; aged 76 y. 1 m. 19d. In 1898 he was united in marriage to Laura Risser. She preceded him in death in 1914. To this union were born 3 sons (Irvin and Harvey, Elkhart; Freemon, South Bend, Ind.), and 2 daughters (Alma-Mrs. Walter Barkey, Mishawaka, Ind.; and Clara Mae-Mrs. Merrill Weaver, Osceola, Ind.). In 1916he was united in marriage to Leah Weaver. Besides his widow and children, he leaves to mourn his departure, 1 sister (Sarah-Mrs. Charles Wright, Elkhart), a half sister (Luella-Mrs. Walter Pletcher, Elkhart), 2 half brothers (Nelson and Lawrence, Wakarusa, Ind.), 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Bro. Fink and his first wife united with the Olive Mennonite Church about 40 years ago and he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the home by John Gingrich and at the Olive Mennonite Church by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank. Text: Ps. 116: 15. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Karber, -- Susan Martha Thiessen, was born in Marion Co., Kans., Sept. 3, 1891; died in the Perryton Hospital, Perryton, Texas, April 15, 1951; aged 59 y. 7 m. 12 d. Early in life she moved with her parents to Fairview, Okla., where she became a Christian at the age of 17 and joined the Mennonite Brethren Church. On June 4, 1911, she was united in marriage to Samuel Clarence Karber and moved to Beaver Co., Okla., where most of her life was spent. In 1948 she moved to Perryton, Texas, and united with the Perryton Mennonite Church. She was preceded in death by her husband May 30, 1937. To this union were born 6 sons and 6 daughters, all of whom survive (Jona Samuel, Perryton; Leonard Clarence, Gray, Okla.; Rose Estela-Mrs. Clarence Glasscok, Susan Marie-Mrs. Virgil Jewel, Daisy Ann-Mrs. Charles Kennell, all of Perryton; Benjamin Harold, Gray, Okla.; Lydia Vonita-Mrs. Walter Barnes, Perryton; Jacob Henry, Cortez, Colo.; Geneva Ruth-Mrs. Clarence Hutson, Elmwood, Okla.; Edward James, Gray Okla.; Robert Leroy and Beatrice Lorene, both of Perryton). Also surviving are 3 brothers (Jake, Geary, Okla.; Dick, Owasso, Okla; Abe, Bessie, Okla.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Jansen and Mrs. Agnes Warkentine, both of Reedley, Calif.), 14 grandchildren, and many friends. Funeral services were held April 17 at the Mennonite Brethren Church near Balko, Okla., in charge of R. L. Showalter, Perryton, Texas, assisted by Dave Penner of the Mennonite Brethren Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
McCann, -- Margaret F., daughter of the late William A. and Mary (Snyder) McCann, was born in Fairmont, W. Va., Sept. 18, 1878; departed this life April 9, 1951, at her home near Masontown, Pa.; aged 72 y. 6 m. 22 d. On Sept. 16, 1903, she was united in marriage to Jacob D. McCann of Fayette Co. To this union were born 2 sons (Lester and Carmen) and 1 daughter (Edna-Mrs. Harry Rishel). Her husband and children as well as 4 grandchildren survive. In her youth she united with the Fairview Church of the Brethren where she remained a member until death. Funeral services were held April 12 in the Masontown Mennonite Church with Paul M. Roth officiating, assisted by Albert Haught, pastor of the Church of the Brethren. Text: II Cor. 5: 1. Interment in the Greendale Cemetery.
Resser, -- Anna B., daughter of the late John and Lydia (Senger) Kellenberger, was born in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., March 30, 1887; passed away after a brief heart ailment at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 4, 1951; aged 63 y. 10 m. 5 d. On Dec. 21, 1909, she was married to John U. Resser, Kinzers, Pa. Left to mourn her departure are her husband, 3 sons and a daughter (J. Wilmer, Kinzers; H. Raymond, Bareville, Pa.; Norman K., Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; and Ruth I.-Mrs. Edwin Donnelly, Lancaster, Pa.), 1 brother (J. Raymond, Soudersburg, Pa.), and 1 sister (Minnie-Mrs. Edwin Kemrer, Paradise, Pa.). She was a member of the Hershey Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at Hershey's Mennonite Church with Martin Hershey, Parke Book, and Amos Weaver in charge. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Schrock-Mabel Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Zehr, was born near Bloomington, Ill., May 21, 1908; died at the Burnham City Hospital, April 13, 1951; aged 42 y. 10 m. 23 d. She moved with her parents to a farm west of Fisher, Ill., in 1911 and resided her for the rest of her life. On June 28, 1932, she was married to Elmer Schrock, to which union 3 sons and 1 daughter were born (Albert, Harley, Philip, and Emily). She is survived by her husband and children, her mother, 4 brothers (Harold, Rantoul, Ill.; Walter, Albuquerque, N. M.; Ellis, Rockville, Ind.; and Chester, Fisher), and 1 sister (Mildred-Mrs. Joe Good, Rantoul). She had been bedfast most o f the time for the past 28 months, and in the hospital since July, 1949. Early in life she professed faith in Christ and became a member of the East Bend Mennonite Church and was active in Christian service as a teacher and Christian mother. Funeral services were in charge of Henry King, with J. A. Heiser, assisting. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Seiler, -- Henry Albert, was born Aug. 25, 1870; died April 13, 1951; aged 80 y. 7 m. 19 d. On April 10, 1913, he was united in marriage to Ida May Allen. To this union were born 2 sons who died in infancy. He was the last member of a family of four to pass away. He accepted Christ and was received into the Mennonite Church in November, 1947, by Bro. W. W. Graybill at the Locust Grove Schoolhouse. Funeral services were conducted by J. Walter Graybill, and John H. Reinard. Burial in the Crubbs Church cemetery.
Shores, -- Flora Hellen, daughter of the late John and Anna (Vsetecha) Shores, was born in Spillville, Iowa, May 1, 1874; died April 12, 1951, after along illness. On Jan. 6, 1896, she was married to Frank Shores at Protivin, Iowa. Her husband passed away in 1920. She leaves to mourn 1 daughter (Mrs. Lowell Lindly), 3 sons (Louis, Milton, and Frank, all of Lebanon, Oreg.), and 2 brothers (Charles, Scio, Oreg.; and Frank, Colo, Iowa). One son (William) passed away in 1921. Funeral services were held at the Huston Chapel April 14, with Carl mason of the Methodist Church in charge. Interment in the Lebanon Cemetery.
Stillwagon-Richard, infant son of Robert and Betty (Huey) Stillwagon, was born in the Uniontown, Pa., Hospital, April 2, 1951; departed this life 15 hours later. Besides the parents, he is survived by two brothers (Jack and Donald). Services were conducted in the Honsaker Funeral Home by Paul M. Roth. Text: II Sam. 12: 16-23. Burial in the Greendale Cemetery.
Troyer, -- John, son of the late Isaac and Lizzie (Domer) Troyer, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 27, 1862; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John M. W. Miller, near Hartville, Ohio, April 14, 1951; aged 88 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Jan. 8, 1885, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Miller, Holmes Co. To this union were born 7 children. In 1905 he with his family moved to Stark Co., where he lived the remainder of his life. In 1931 he was received into the fellowship of the Beech Mennonite Church. This membership continued until the end. About two and one-half years ago he lost his eyesight. In December he suffered a broken hip from which he never fully recovered. He is survived by 3 daughters (Fannie-Mrs. John M. W. Miller, Maggie-Mrs. Eli M. Miller, both of Hartville, Ohio; and Mrs. Katie Boley, Uniontown, Ohio), 1 son (Isaac, Hartville), 30 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, 1 brother (Isaac, Wooster, Ohio), with many other relatives and friends. His wife preceded him in death in 1921, also 4 brothers, 2 daughters, and 1 son preceded him. Funeral services were conducted from the home and the Hartville Mennonite Church with O. N. Johns, Jonas and Joe Coblentz of the Amish Church in charge. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Weidman, -- Anna H., daughter of the late John and Fannie (Hess) Brubaker, was born near the Hammer Creek Church in Clay Twp., Pa., Jan. 12, 1863; passed away at her home in Ephrata, Pa., March 19, 1951; aged 88 y. 2 m. 7 d. On March 14, she suffered a heart attack from which she never recovered. On Jan. 12, 893, she was united in marriage to Henry B. Weidman. To this union were born 4 children. Surviving are 2 daughters: Alma and Fannie, at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oct. 13, 1947, and also by a son and daughter in infancy. She was a member of the Indiantown Mennonite Church for almost 50 years. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church at Ephrata, Pa., in charge of Ira Huber and Amos Horst. Burial was made in the Mellinger Cemetery near Schoeneck.
Wenger, -- Jacob P., son of Peter and Anna (Geil) Wenger, was born Oct. 10, 1872; died at his home near Harrisonburg, Va., after a long illness, Dec. 28, 1950; aged 78 y. 2m. 18d. He was a farmer and lived all his life in the community of the Mennonite Church. He was married to Mary V. Heatwole. She died April 25, 1943. Surviving are 7 children (Mrs. Ammi Martin, Dayton, Va.; Mrs. Carl Kiser and Mrs. James Suter, Harrisonburg; Mrs. Joseph Sharps, Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Frank Rhodes, Harrisonburg; Martha, at home; and Lewis Wenger, Harrisonburg), 1 sister (Mrs. Oscar Burkholder, York, Pa.), 26 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Nettie) died in 1906. Two brothers (Dan P. and John) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at Weaver's Church by Harold Lehman and D. W. Lehman. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Wilson, --Oliver S., was born in Fayette Co., Pa., May, 1875; died at the home of his son, Ernest, near Point Marion, Pa., April 18, 1951; aged 75 y. 11 m. In addition to his son, he is survived by one sister (Ada Ryland, Uniontown, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Robert E., Uniontown, and Winfred, Fairchance, Pa.), also 2 step-sons (Albert and Robert Jolly, Masontown, Pa.). He was preceded in death by his wife and 1 son (Steward). Funeral services were conducted April 22 in the Honsaker Funeral Home with Paul M. Roth officiating. Text: John 3: 16. Burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance.
Yoder, -- Graveside services were held for Timothy Jason, infant son of Sanford and Shirley (Cooper) Yoder, Goshen, Ind., April 6, 1951, in the South Union Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio. Timothy Jason lived only two days after birth. He is survived by 3 brothers (Ronald Mark, Dale Edwin, and Charles Richard), and 1 sister (Sandra Jane). Little Timothy was preceded in death by a sister (Carol Sue) in 1941, at the age of 2 years. The service was in charge of Stanley Shenk.
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Histand --- Susie, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Landis, was born Feb. 27, 1875, near Gardenville, Pa., suddenly passed away April 12, 1951; several hours after a severe heart attack; aged 76 y. 1 m. 15 d. In October, 1895, she was united in marriage to Samuel S. Histand of near Doylestown, Pa. He preceded her in death seven years. To this union 16 children were born, 3 of whom are deceased. The following survive: Samuel, Jr., Doylestown; Mrs. James E. Gross, Harrisonburg, Va.; Daniel and Mrs. J. Silas Graybill, Doylestown; Howard, New Hope, Pa.; Mrs. David Alderfer, Scottdale, Pa.; Mrs. John H. Mosemann, Goshen, Ind.; Laura and Susie, at home; William, Doylestown; Mrs. Vernon Schmidt, Gettysburg, Pa.; David, Telford, Pa.; and James, Hartsville, Pa., also 1 sister (Mrs. Ervin J. Moyer, Souderton, Pa.), 3 brothers (Milton, Lansdale, Pa.; Samuel, Souderton; Harvey, Collongewood, N. J.), and 36 grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 15, at the Doylestown Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member, in charge of Joseph Gross and Olive Nyce. Text: Deut. 33: 27. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Landes--- Christine, daughter of Ulrich and Anna (Bare) Welty, was born Dec. 29, 1872, in Kosciusko Co., Ind.; died April 10, 1951, at Elkhart General Hospital. She had been in ill health for several years. She was united in marriage to Michael Landes, Jan. 18, 1903, near Nappanee, Ind., by John F. Funk. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter (Esther-Mrs. Walter Hooley), at whose home they had been living for two years. She united with the church in her youth and lived in Elkhart fifty years. Other survivors are 2 sisters (Mrs. Ira Weldy, Elkhart, Ind.; and Mrs. Mary Weldy, Goshen, Ind.), 2 brothers (William and David, Nappanee), and 8 grandchildren. Four brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Her husband is employed at the Bell Printing Co., and worked there when it was the Mennonite Publishing Co. Funeral services were conducted April 13 at the Hooley home and at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, in charge of John Gingerich and D. A. Yoder. Burial was made in the Prairie Street Cemetery.
Myers, --- Fanny, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Shank) Myers, was born March 5, 1852, in Greensburg Twp.; died at her home in Perry Twp., Putnam Co., Ohio, April 26, 1951; aged 99 y. 1 m. 22 d. She had been blind for the last seventeen years. Her entire life was spent in this country. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in 1889 and was faithful in the Mennonite Church until her death. Four sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant Church near Continental, Ohio, April 20, conducted by E. B. Frey and Norman Smith. Text: John 11: 28.
Randall, -- Lizzie, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Randall, was born at Heidelberg, Ont., June 10, 1881; died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Abner Good, near St. Jacobs, Ont., April 21, 1951; aged 69 y. 10 m. 11 d. She had been ailing for some time and died as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. She joined the Mennonite Church in her youth and was a faithful member until death. Surviving are 2 brothers (Jacob, Breslau, Ont.; Amos, Sawyer, Kans.), and 1 sister (Maryann-Mrs. Abner G. Good, St. Jacobs.). One sister (Barbara-Mrs. Alson Creesman) and 3 brothers (Onias, John, and Alson) preceded her in death. Funeral services in charge of Noah Hunsberger, and at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church in charge of Roy S. Koch. Burial was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery in Kitchener, Ont.
Sherk, -- Elmer R., died at the country home March 29, 1951. He had been there the last three years. He was sick only a short time. He was a member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church and was present when he had a way to go. Surviving are a brother (Andrew, Dayton, Ohio), and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from the Goshen Funeral Home and at the Mennonite Church north of town, in charge of Harry H. Witmer and Daniel Kuhns. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery .
Stutzman, -- Marvin, son of Jeremiah and Eliza (Miller) Stutzman, was born at Milford, Nebr., July 17, 1893; departed this life April 24, 1951, at his home in Wellman, Iowa; aged 57 y. 9 m. 7 d. He was married to Lydia Schweitzer at Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Nov. 29, 1916. To this union were born 7 children (Edith-Mrs. Orie Boese, Wayland, Iowa; Arnold D., and Neil R., Wellman; Delma and Marlene, at home). Those mourning his departure are his wife, 5 children, 1 brother (Altine, Milford, Nebr.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Dan Stutzman, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and Mrs. Art Burkey, Milford, Nebr.). 4 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Two daughters (Margaret and Verna Ann), his parents, 1 sister (Sarah), 2 half brothers (Monroe and Sylvanus) and 2 half sisters (Mattie and Norma) preceded him in death. He lived in the community of Milford, Nebr., until the spring of 1944 when they moved to Wayland. In 1948 they moved to a farm west of Wellman. Death was caused by a heart attack. He accepted Christ in his youth ad united with the East Fairview Church near Milford, Nebr., later transferring his membership to the Sugar Creek congregation, Wayland, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Mennonite Church, April 26, in charge of George S. Miller and Max Yoder. Burial was made in the Lowe Deer Creek Cemetery.
Weber, -- Mary, daughter of the late Isaac and Susannah (Horst) Weber, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., Oct. 30, 1872; died after a short illness in the Knollwood Annex of the K. W. Hospital on April 23, 1951; aged 78 y. 5 m. 24 d. She leaves to mourn her loss 1 brother (Henry, Preston, Ont.), and 1 sister (Lydia, St. Jacobs, Ont.). One brother (Eli and 1 sister (Lena-Mrs. David Martin) preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church April 26, in charge of Roy S. Koch. Interment was made in Martin's Cemetery.
Wyse, -- Abraham, son of Jeptha and Mary (King) Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1868; died April 1, 1951; aged 82 y. 4 m. 17 d. Death followed a short period of illness. On March 31, 1892, he was united in marriage to Sarah R. Short. To this union were born 5 children: Chauncy and A. L. Stryker, Ohio; Harry and Mattie-Mrs. Phil Frey, Archbold, Ohio; and Roy, who preceded him in death. On March 9, 1938, his wife passed away and since that time he resided in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phil Frey. His departure is mourned by the remaining 4 children, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Emma Nofziger and Mrs. Elizabeth Short), 1 brother (Elmer), and a large number of relatives and friends. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and became a member of the Central Mennonite Church, remaining loyal until death. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church in charge of Jesse J. Short and Henry Wyse.
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Burckhart, --In the obituary of John M. Burckhart which appeared in the March 20 issue of the GOSPEL HERALD all information about the funeral had been omitted. Funeral services were held at the Lower Mennonite Church, Wadsworth, Ohio, on Feb. 23, 1951, in charge of Moses G. Horst, Abram Good, and Paul Hoover. Text: Ps. 90: 12. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Forry, -- Sarah, daughter of John and Susan Moul Miller, was born near Hanover, Pa., Oct. 4, 1860; died at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Cleason and Bertha Forry, Hanover, Pa., April 16, 1951; aged 90 y. 6m. 11 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph H. Forry, Aug. 27, 1892. He preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1932. To this union were born 3 sons (Raymond, Veritas, and Cleason, all of Hanover). She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church many years ago and was a faithful member of the Hanover congregation at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at the home April 19 by Amos Shank and at the Bairs Church by Harvey Grove. Burial was made in the York Road Cemetery.
Gerber, --- Annie, daughter of the late Christian Jantzi and Annie Lichty, was born June 14, 1866, at Kingwood, Ont.; passed away at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Gascho, April 24, 1951; aged 85 y. 10 m. 10 d. Death was caused by a heart condition. In 1887 she was married to John Gerber. They lived on a farm in Milverton for some years, then spent thirty years in Minnesota and Michigan. In 1924 they took up residence with her daughter, Mrs. John Gascho. Her husband preceded her in death in 1929. She was a member of the Nafziger Mennonite Church, Poole, Ont. Surviving are 2 daughters (Fannie, at home; and Annie-Mrs. John Gascho), 2 sisters (Fannie-Mrs. Michael Gerber and Rachel-Mrs. Jacob Litwiller, Bade, Ont.), 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Two sisters (Mary-Mrs. Christian Kennel and Katie-Mrs. John Kipfer), and 6 brothers (Nicholas, Michael, Christian, Jonathan, Joel, and Daniel) preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted from the home and at the Nafziger Mennonite Church in charge of Mose Nafziger, assisted by Joseph Steckley. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Harner, -- Maymie Edna, daughter of the late David J. and Mary (Acker) Weaver, was born Sept. 7, 1884, in Juniata Co., Pa.; passed away at the Waynesboro Community Hospital March 15, 1951, after an illness following a stroke; aged 66 y. 6 m. 8 d. On Nov. 22, 1905, she was united in marriage to Philip H. Harner, Waynesboro, Va. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Roy H. and John J., Waynesboro), 6 daughters (Mrs. Gladys Benner, Hazel-Mrs. Russell Weidemoyer, Sellersville, Pa.; Ressie-Mrs. Addison Boehnert, Chicago, Ill.; Emily-Mrs. Waid Heatwole; Mildred-Mrs. Winfred Showalter; and Welby-Mrs. Daniel Huber, Waynesboro), 17 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John A., Royersford, Pa.; David N., Waynesboro), and 4 sisters (Annie-Mrs. Charles Kolb, Spring City, Pa.; Margaret-Mrs. Titus Moyer, Silverdale, Pa.; Ella-Mrs. Emmanuel Burkholder, Harrisonburg, Va.). Funeral services were held March 18 at the home and at the Hildebrand Mennonite Church in charge of John L. Stauffer, Joseph R. Driver, Joseph Weaver, and Charles Grove. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Hess, -- Mark E., son of Maris W. and Grace (Eshelman) Hess, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 5, 1926; passed away in Lancaster General Hospital, April 12, 1951; aged 24 y. 10 m. 7 d. On June 28, 1947, he was married to Evelyn K. Wiker. His wife and three sons (Maris, Mervin, and Marshall) survive, also his parents, 1 sister (Helen-Mrs. Claude Milelr), all of Conestoga, Pa. At the age of 14 he confessed his Saviour and united with the Byerland Mennonite Church. He had never been sick until his recent illness of about four weeks' duration. Death was caused by acute leukemia. The funeral was held April 15 at the home by Henry Nauman and at the Byerland Mennonite Church by James Hess and David Thomas. Text: Eccl. 12: 1.
Kauffman, -- Ben J., son of Mattie (Sharp) and the late Daniel B. Kauffman, was born near Kenmare, N. Dak., Jan. 31, 1903; passed away peacefully at his home at Aurora, Oreg., April 5, 1951; aged 48 y. 2 m. 5 d. Dec.1, 1929, he was married to Ferne Hostetler of Aurora. To this union were born 6 children. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons and 1 daughter (Maurice, Hazel, Gary, and Adrian), who mourn the loss of a cheerful and loving companion and father. Two daughters (Arlene Elizabeth and Margaret Ann) preceded him in death. He is also survived by his mother of Hubbard, Oreg., 5 brothers and 5 sisters (Minnie-Mrs. Joel Roth, Albany, Oreg.; Grace-Mrs. Alex Pollard, Woodburn, Oreg.; Chester, Mulino, Oreg.; Charles, Hubbard; Lela-Mrs. Elmer Richerson, Shreveport, La.; William, Hubbard; Freeman, Barlow, Oreg.; Tillman, Nampa, Idaho; Orpha-Mrs. Fred Middlestadt, Gladstone, Oreg; and Mabel-Mrs. Wilbur Shank, Oak Grove, Oreg.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Early in his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized into the body of Christ at the Spring Valley Congregation of Kenmare, N. Dak. He was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church or Hubbard, at the time of his death. Funeral services were held April 8 at the Zion Church in charge of Edward Kenagy assisted by John Gingerich. Text: Prov. 14: 32. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Mast, -- Erma June, daughter of Omar and Viola Mast, was born April 16, 1951, near Nappanee, Ind.; passed away 18 hours later. She leaves her sorrowing parents, grandparents, foster grandparents, 7 uncles, 11 aunts, 1 foster aunt, and other relatives and friends. One sister (Linda May) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held in the home on April 18 in charge of Ray F. Yoder.
Rhodes, -- Sophia Margaret, daughter of David H. and Hettie M. (Shank) Burkholder, was born Aug. 30, 1879, near Harrisonburg, Va.; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital March 19, 1951, after three weeks' illness; aged 71 y. 6 m. 19 d. On Nov. 11, 1903, she was united to Otho O. Rhodes, who survives. To this union were born 4 children (Mary Edna and Lloyd B., Harrisonburg; Gladys-Mrs. Lloyd Coakley and Clarence, who died in 1940). Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Emma Huber, Waynesboro, Va.; Mrs. Minnie Swope and Herman F., Harrisonburg; Lewis A., Denbigh, Va.). Two sisters (Annie C. and Lydia M.), and twin brothers (Martin and Jacob) preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church in early youth and remained a faithful member until death, always attending church whenever health permitted. Funeral services were held March 21 at the home and at Weaver's Mennonite Church conducted by Aldine Brenneman and Harold Eshleman. Burial was made in the Pike Church cemetery.
Sherk, --John E., son of Joseph who lived on the Rainham-Cayuga townline, was born in Haldimand Co., Ont., Aug. 17, 1869; died May 2, 1951; aged 81 y. 8 m. 15 d. On March 21, 1905, he was married to Barbara Housser. To this union were born 3 children. Surviving are his widow, 1 son (Clarence), a brother (Andrew), and 2 grandchildren. One son (Norman) died in 1937 and a daughter died in infancy. He served as a minister of the Gospel for thirty-four years until the time of his sudden death by heart attack. He was ordained to this office in the Old Order Mennonite Church in Haldimand Co., where he served until five years ago when he moved from the farm to the town of Elmira. Funeral services were conducted at the Old Order Mennonite Church, assisted by Abraham Smith, Amsey Martin, Thomas Ressor, and Fred Nighswander. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Shrock, -- Homer Peter, son of Edd P. and Fanny Shrock, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Aug. 30, 1929; passed away rather suddenly while being taken to the doctor from school where he was in attendance having suffered a heart attack; aged 21 y. 7 m. 18 d. When eleven years of age he accepted his Lord as his Saviour and was received into church fellowship by baptism, April 19, 1941. On the membership card is a notation that he was the first person ever baptized by his father. He was a graduate of Epsom High School in the class of 1951, commencement being held one day after his death. He had tried to prepare himself for a life of service in which he too might make a contribution to the cause of Christ and to his fellow men. He leaves to mourn his parents, and brothers, and sisters (Alma-Mrs. Elmer Knepp, Plainville, Ind.; Paul, Odon, Ind.; Martha-Mrs. Calvin Slaubaugh, Wolford, N. Dak.; Silas, Mylo, N. Dak.; David, Edward, Fred, and Phyllis at home), besides many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Berea Mennonite Church near Montgomery, Ind., April 21, in charge of Tobias Slaubaugh, assisted by Paul Weldy. Texts: Job 1: 21 and I Cor. 4: 13, 14. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Steckle, -- Henry, son of the late Daniel and Lovina (Dettweiler) Steckle, was born July 9, 1866, in Stanley Twp., Huron Co., Ont.; died March 13, 1951, at his home in Stanley Twp.; aged 84 y. 8 m. 7 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Sitler of Woolwich Twp., Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 26, 1893. To this union were born 7 sons and 5 daughters. He was preceded in death by 4 sons and 2 daughters. Those who mourn his departure are his companion, 3 sons (Ivan, Bayfield; Edwin and Alvin ,Stanley Twp.), 3 daughters (Malinda-Mrs. Earl Gingerich, Zurich, Ont.; Mary Ann, London, Ont.; and Susanna-Mrs. Annanias Martin, Waterloo), 16 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother (John, Stanley, Twp.), and 1 sister (Mrs. Enos Gingrich, Elmira, Ont.). Funeral services were held March 15 at the home by Abram Bearinger and at the A. M. Church, Bronson Line, by Osiah Gingrich and Solomon Baechler. Interment in the A. M. Cemetery.
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Gospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 22 - May 29, 1951 page 526
Dolly, -- Rebecca Lavina, daughter of John William and Ellen (Kimble) Self, was born March 8, 1876; died May 9, 1951; aged 75 y. 2 m. 1 d. In 1895 she was united in marriage to Sampson Dolly. To this union were born 10 sons (John, Edwin, Calvin, George, Henson, Gorden (deceased), Curtis, Lester, Olie, and Jesse) and 3 daughters (Rachel-Mrs. Denver Dolly; Sarah-Mrs. Clinton Hartman; and Martha-Mrs. Edgar Reed, deceased). She also leaves 35 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. About fifteen years ago she accepted the Lord as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Earl J. Hartzler and burial was made in the family cemetery near Mouth of Seneca, W. Va.
Hamaker, -- Jefferson S., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hamaker, Columbia, Pa., was born Oct. 8, 1867; died at the home of his daughter, Mary, April 5, 1951; aged 83 y. 5 m. 28 d. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Swift of Dublin, Md., July 9, 1891. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 1 son (William), 2 daughters (Mrs. LeRoy Murr and Mrs. Philip J. Price, with whom he had his home), 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Samuel), 1 sister (Lulu), and a host of friends. He became a member of the Columbia Mennonite Mission about twelve years ago and was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the home April 8 and at the Columbia Mennonite Mission on charge of C. Z. Martin. Burial was made in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Hunsberger, -- Aaron, son of Michael and Rebecca Hunsberger, was born in Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 6, 1875; died in Elkhart General Hospital, April 20, 1951; aged 76 y. 3 m. 14 d. He spent the great part of his life in and around Nappanee, Ind. He was married to Priscilla Berry. She died in 1925. To this union were born 2 sons: Ernest, deceased and Otis, Nappanee. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church and was faithful in attendance as long as health permitted. He is survived by his son (Otis), 4 sisters (Mrs. Catherine Loney and Mrs. Amanda Wilson, Elkhart; Mrs. Otella Lechlitner, Wakarusa; and Mrs. Mary Burkey, Bristol, Ind.), and 5 grandchildren. Services were held at the North Main St. Mennonite Church in Nappanee on April 22 with Homer F. North, officiating. Burial in South Union Cemetery.
Martin, --Lena R., two-month-old daughter of Seth B. and Miriam (Risser) Martin, died at the Washington Co., Hospital, May 3, 1951, after an illness of one week. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Elam, and Harlan) and 1 sister (Hazel), all at home, paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Martin, Hagerstown, Md.), and maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Christ Risser, Lititz, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Reiff Church in charge of Reuben E. Martin and Moses K. Horst. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Nafziger, -- Barbara, (Rich) Nafziger, was born July 11, 1861, at Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa; passed away at Harrisonville, Mo., May 11, 1951; aged 89 y. 10 m. She moved with her parent to Hickory Co., Mo., about 1882. She united with the Mennonite Church in the early years of her life and remained faithful until death. She was united in marriage to Daniel B. Nafziger Feb. 12, 1885. To this union were born 8 children. They started life together at Stuttgart, Ark., and lived there until 1891 when they moved to Johnson Co., Mo. In March, 1906, they moved to Harper, Kans., and lived there until 1920 when they moved to Pryor, Okla., and lived there until the death of her husband June 22, 1926. Since that time she has lived with her daughter, Ann. Her husband, 6 grandchildren, and 1 son-in-law preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure 8 children (Sue E. Reber, Winton, Calif.; Rose E. Berg, Oakland, Calif.; John B., Denver, Colo.; William M., Argonia, Kans.; Earnest S., Stryker, Ohio; Cristina Crenshaw, Attica, Kans.; Anna May Yoder, Harrisonville, Mo.; and Franklin R., Archbold, Ohio), 1 sister (Rosie Miller, Clinton, Mo.), 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church on May 13 in charge of the home ministers. Burial in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Rediger, -- Janice May, only daughter of Millerd and Doris (Hines) Rediger, was born in Miller, S. Dak., Aug. 29, 1949; passed away April 10, 1951; aged 1 y. 7 m. 12 d. Measles and complications were the cause of her early death. Surviving are her parents, 1 brother (James), her paternal grandparents (William and Mary Rediger), her maternal grandparents (Sanford and Matilda Hines), 8 uncles, 4 aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted April 12 at the home by Paul J. Glanzer and the Pleasant View Mennonite Church by Warren Eicher, Milford, Nebr., assisted by Paul Glanzer. Burial was made in the community cemetery in Miller.
Springer, -- Kathryn, daughter of Christian and Magdalena (Smith) Camp, was born in Marshall Co., near Lacon, Ill; Jan. 13, 1862; passed away March 15, 1951; aged 89 y. 2 m. 15 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was united in marriage to Andrew Springer Dec. 24, 1895. In 1901 a foster daughter was accepted in this home, Hattie, now Mrs. Henry Leidig, Grandview, Wash. She is survived by one sister (Anna M. Camp, Metamora, Ill.), and 3 brothers (Peter B., Hesston, Kans.; John H., Roanoke, Ill.; and Samuel D., Metamora). She endured her long illness of about five years in much patience. Funeral services in charge of Home Schertz.
Swartz, -- Sarah, daughter of David and Katherine (Gascho) Jantzi, was born July 1, 1887, near Baden, Ont.; passed away April 23, 1951; aged 63 y. 9 m. 22 d. She was married April 18, 1907, to Joseph J. Swartz. He preceded her in death nearly four years ago. They were the parents of ten children, six boys and four girls, all of whom survive. They are: Orbie, Au Gres, Mich.; Clara, Talbert, Ky.; Katie-Mrs. Sanford Snider, Au Gres; Alvin, Talbert, Ky.; Drucilla-Mrs. Rufus Miller, Au Gres; Joseph, Rexton, Mich.; Raymond and David, Au Gres; Violet and Edwin, at home These together with 22 grandchildren, mourn a loving and beloved mother and grandmother. One infant grandson preceded her in death. She also leaves 3 brothers (Mike, Adams, N. Y., David, Darien Center, N. Y.; Menno, Au Gres), and 6 sisters (Mattie-Mrs. Noah Knepp, Au Gres; Katie-Mrs. Dan Swartz, Turner, Mich.; Lydia, Au Gres; Barbara-Mrs. Sam Roth, Baden, Ont.; Lucina, widow of the late Sam Lichti, Wellesley, Ont.; and Emma-Mrs. Aaron Albrecht, Standish, Mich.). Her parents and 2 brothers also preceded her in death. She also leaves 1 uncle and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Riverside Mennonite Church near Au Gres having accepted Christ in her youth. She was always deeply concerned for the spiritual welfare of her family and for the work of the church. Funeral services were held at the home April 26 by Noah Swartzendruber and Emanuel Peachey.
Yoder, -- Esther, daughter of the late Harrison and Martha (Beechy) Miller, was born near Millersburg, Ohio, July 29, 1902; departed this life April 24, 1951; aged 48 y. 8 m. 26 d. She died nine days after being stricken with cerebral hemorrhage. At the age of twelve she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Martins Creek Mennonite Church in Holmes County. On Feb. 21, 1923, she was united in marriage to Eugene Yoder of Portage Co. In this community they spent the major part of their married life. This union was blessed with 2 daughters (Mary, at home and Martha-Mrs. Marcus Oswald, of the Aurora community). She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, 2 grandsons, 1 sister (Mrs. John Miller, Millersburg, Ohio), 2 brothers (Irvin, Smithville, Ohio, and Willard, Millersburg), and a host of other relatives and friends. After their marriage she transferred her membership to the Plain View congregation where she faithful filled her place as helper to her husband who had been ordained to the ministry. Funeral services were held at the Plain View Mennonite Church in charge of Simon Sommers and Elmer Soltzfus.
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