Amstutz, -- Jacob J., son of Jacob and Katherine (Neuenschwander) Amstutz, was born in Monroe Twp., Adams Co., Ind., Oct. 28, 1876; died Sept. 25, 1951; aged 74 y. 10 m. 27 d. On March 6, 1902, he was married to Laura Baumgartner, who survives. To this union 12 children were born. Surviving beside his widow are 6 daughters (Katherine-Mrs. David Neuenschwander, Lena-Mrs. Carl Norr, both of Berne, Ind.; Anna-Mrs. Emanuel Miller, Colon, Mich.; Rachel-Mrs. A. L. Lehman, Bertha-Mrs. Gilbert Franks, and Martha, all of Berne), 2 sons (Noah L. Amstutz and Fred L. Amstutz, also of Berne), a foster son (Joe D. Carpenter, Centerville, Mich.), 40 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Emanuel Habegger, Berne, Ind.), and 2 brothers (Christ J. Amstutz and David Amstutz, both of Berne.). A son (Levi), 3 daughters (Mrs. Thomas Lehman, Sarah, and Rosina), a son-in-law (Emanuel Miller), a brother (Abraham), 2 sisters (Mrs. John J. J. Moser and Mrs. Jacob p. Neuenschwander), and 4 grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a loving companion and father, who will be greatly missed Funeral services were held Sept. 28 at the home, southeast of Berne, with Louis Amstutz, Jacob Neuenschwander, and Lester D. Amstutz officiating. Burial was made in the Moser Cemetery northwest of Berne.
Bortz, -- Charles Bortz, was born in Germany Aug. 24, 1865; died Oct. 16, 1951; aged 86 y. 1 m. 22 d. He was a guest at the Braeside Home, Preston, Ont. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Norman and Allen), and 2 daughters (Mrs. Ethel Kneelove and Mrs. Joseph Schaeffer). A member of the Mennonite Church, he enjoyed this fellowship greatly. Funeral services were held at the Gruin Funeral Home, in charge of C. F. Derstine. Burial was made in the cemetery of the First Mennonite Church.
Buller, -- Malena Ann, daughter of Henry Carl and Fern Elizabeth (Stoll) Buller, was born Sept. 23, 1951, at Glendive, Mont.; passed away twenty-four hours later, from a heart condition. She leaves her parents and one sister (Marlene Joy). One brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Little White Chapel, West Glendive, Mont., in charge of L. A. Kauffman. Burial was made in the Red Top Mennonite Cemetery.
Gascho, -- Mary, daughter of Christian P. and Kathryn (Slabaugh) Brenneman, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Oct. 7, 1881; passed away Sept. 29, 1951; aged 69 y. 11m. 22 d. She lived in the community where she was born until the last seven years, when she moved from the farm to her late home in Wellman, Iowa. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Oct. 15, 1903, she was united in marriage to Daniel E. Gascho. To this union 7 children were born: Katie, John, Roy, and Gladys-Mrs. Walter Ott, Wellman, Iowa; Wallace, Kalona, Iowa; Loretta-Mrs. Merton Yoder, Parnell, Iowa; and Cleo, Badger, Iowa. Besides her husband and 7 children, she leaves 17 grandchildren, one brother (Peter C. Brenneman, Iowa City, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. Five brothers, 4 sisters, and one grandchild preceded her in death. She had been in failing health the last year but carried on her household duties. Death resulted from cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Church, with John Y. Swartzendruber and J. L. Hershberger in charge. Interment was made in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.
Gingerich, -- Walter Valentine, son of Joseph C. and Catherine (Swartzendruber) Gingerich, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Sept. 18, 1888; passed away Sept. 18, 1951; aged 63 y. He passed away at his home, near Canby, Oreg., after an illness of four weeks. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his teens and became a member of the Mennonite Church, remaining active in service until natural life ceased. At the time of his death he was a member of the Mennonite Mission Church, Portland, Oreg. In the spring of 1894 his parents moved to Clarion, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. In 1910 they moved to southeastern Iowa, near Kalona. He attended grade school in Wright Co., Iowa, and academy and Bible school at Hesston, Kans. On Sept. 15, 1915, eh was united in marriage to Alta Blanche Snyder at Filer, Idaho. To this union were born 6 children (Catherine May and Charles Christian, deceased; Alice Myrene-Mrs. Lloyd Larrew, Blaine, Oreg; Vernon Joseph, Hubbard, Oreg.; Paul Emeral and Wayne Walter, at home, Canby, Oreg.). Surviving besides his faithful and beloved companion and 4 children and 4 grandchildren, 7 brothers and one sister (Daniel and Edward, Turner, Mich.; Frederick, Salem, Oreg.; Amos, Parnell, Iowa; Simon, Wayland, Iowa; Joseph, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Emma, Kalona, Iowa; Ezra, Dubuque, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. His parents, 2 sisters, one brother, one daughter and one son preceded him in death. He was a faithful and loving companion and father and had a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of the church. The funeral service in charge of Claud M. Hostetler and Edward Kenagy, was held at the Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Oreg. His body was laid to rest in the Zion Cemetery.
Headings, -- Catherine Elizabeth, daughter of Esther (Yoder) Kauffman, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., June 18, 1875; died at her home in West Liberty, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1951; aged 76 y. 3 m. 6 d. At the age of sixteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received as a member of the Mennonite Church in Cass Co., Mo., where he parents made their home. On Nov. 25, 1900, she was united in marriage to Lee Headings; to this union were born three daughters. In 1911 the family moved to Oklahoma where they lived until 1916, when they moved to the West Liberty community. Thru she spent the remainder of her life. On May 29, 1928, her husband passed away. She always showed a great interest in her family; but she also loved to serve friends and neighbors, especially those who were sick. During her illness she suffered a great deal; her patience was an inspiration to those who were near to her. She is survived by her 3 daughters (Iva-Mrs. Elmer Yoder, West Liberty, Ohio; Ferne-Mrs. Irvin Baumgartner, Columbus Grove, Ohio; and Cleo Belle-Mrs. Albert Gantz, Bellefontaine, Ohio), 9 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Ella Plank, West Liberty, Ohio.). Funeral services were conducted by Marion King, assisted by Newton S. Weber, at the South Union Church on Sept. 27. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Herstine, -- Ida, daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Charles, was born March 22, 1870, in Bedminster Twp.; died July 9, 1951; aged 81 y. 3 m. 18 d. She was united in marriage to Romanus Erb Dec. 3, 1890. To this union were born 4 daughters and 2 sons. Her husband died Aug. 13, 1903. On April 30, 1908, she was married to Samuel Herstine. To this union were born one daughter and one son. Those surviving are Mrs. Mahlon Rice, Samuel Erb, Mrs. Anna Shupe and Mrs. Albert Kraft, children of her first marriage and Walter Herstine and Mrs. Paul Melchor, children of her second marriage. One brother, one sister, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a number of friends. Also survive. She was a member of the Mennonite Church of Deep Run, Bucks Co., Pa., until her second marriage when she united with the Lutheran Church of Ferndale, Pa. In keeping with her request she was buried in the Mennonite Cemetery at Deep Run. She was a faithful Christian and a cheerful, kindhearted mother. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Mennonite Church July 14, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace. Text: II Tim. 4: 6-8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hooley, -- Harold Orville, son of Daniel and Bessie (Miller) Hooley, was born near Middlebury, Ind., on May 22, 1930; passed from this life Oct. 2, 1951; aged 21 y. 4 m. 10 d. He lived on the same farm all his life. He was killed instantly in a collision with a trailer truck near Gary, Ind., while on his way to Chicago with a truckload of poultry. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Forks Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member until death. He leaves his parents and the following brothers and sisters: John, Robert, Maurice, Neva, Richard, Marilyn, Larry, Carolyn, and Randall. He leaves also a large number of other relatives and friends. Two infant brothers preceded him in death. He was a devoted and loving son. In 1948 he graduated from Middlebury High School. The last fourteen months he was engaged in a poultry business of his own. His cheerfulness won him many friends. The funeral was held Oct. 5. The prayer services at the home was followed by a service at the Forks Mennonite Church near Middlebury, with the home ministers in charge, assisted by Paul M. Miller. Interment was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Kaufman, -- Harry J., son of Jacob I. and Christena (Eash) Kaufman, was born near Davidsville , Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 24, 1869; died near the same place Oct. 15, 1951, after a week's illness; aged 82 y. 8 m. 21 d. His death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Jan. 24, 1892, he was married to Sadie Eash, who passed away Feb. 24, 1930. A daughter (Margaret-Mrs. Harley Hershberger) died in 1928. Surviving are one son (J. Walter, Hollsopple, Pa.), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Isaac J., Johnstown, Pa., and John E., also of Johnstown), and a large number of cousins, nephews and nieces. The only vocation he knew was tilling the soil. He was a member of the Stahl Mennonite Church from the time of his youth and was faithful until death. Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, conducted by J. M. Geary and Harry C. Blough. Texts: Ps. 90; Job 16: 22. Burial was made in the Kaufman Cemetery.
Kemrer, -- Phares D., son of Joseph and Susan (Hershour) Kemrer, was born in Soudersburg, Pa., Sept. 13, 1856; passed away at his home, Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 2, 1951; aged 95 y. 19 d. On Dec. 24, 1889, he was married to Lillie C. Kramer, who survives him. Also surviving are 5 sons and daughters (Alice, at home; John, of Lancaster; Dorothy, Harrisonburg, Va.; Phares and Clarence, both of Lancaster), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister (Mrs. Sadie J. Trout, Christiana, Pa.). An infant son (Joseph) preceded him in death, as did also a son (Lloyd) who passed away last January. From very early childhood until he was fifty years of age he lived near Vintage, Pa. His early education was in the schools of Paradise Twp. He also taught in the public schools for a few years and attended several spring sessions as Millersville State Normal School. Later in life he became a farmer. The last thirty-three years of his life were spent on a small farm near Lancaster, Pa. He was the oldest member of Millersville Mennonite Church. For many years he taught a Sunday-school class of adult men, until about nine years ago when he became unable to attend. Though feeble, he was able to attend meals until ten days before his death. He was conscious until the last and slept away peacefully. Funeral services were held at the Snyder Funeral Home in Lancaster on Oct. 5, in charge of Landis Shertzer and Jacob Hess. Text: John 11: 25. Interment was made in the Longenecker Cemetery.
Martin, -- Amanda L., daughter of Samuel Horst, was born April 15, 1868, near Hagerstown, Md., where she spent her life; died at her home in Maugansville, Md.; aged 83 y. 5 m. 2 d. Death followed an illness of ten days. She was a faithful member of the Reiff Mennonite Church from her youth. Dec. 4, 1888, she was united in marriage to Amos M. Martin, who preceded her in death twenty-seven years ago. To this union were born 9 children, who survive: Phares H., Stanley H., Hagerstown, Md.; Hettie H., at home; Anna Mary Horst, Adin H., Aaron H., Bertha-Mrs. Edward Coss, Sam L., and Mabel H.-Mrs. Ira H. Eby, all of Hagerstown. They deeply feel the loss of a devoted mother who was much concerned for their spiritual welfare and for the church. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Hettie K. Hess, Marion, Pa., and Francis K. Martin, Kaugansville, Md.), and one brother (S. Lesher Horst, of Maugansville). One great-grandchild preceded her in death. Two sons and 2 grandsons are ministers. The funeral was held at the Reiff Mennonite Church Sept. 20 by Moses K. Horst and John D. Risser. A large number of relatives and friends gathered. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Text: II Cor. 13: 11.
Smith, -- Jasper Paul, son of Jasper W. and Pearlie (Long) Smith, was born Nov. 6, 1932, near Harman, W. Va.; died Oct. 2, 1951; aged 18 y. 10 m. 26 d. His death, caused by an accidental discharge of his shotgun, resulted a few minutes after entering Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, W. Va. He leaves his parents, 3 sisters (Flossie-Mrs. O. H. Varner, Cumberland, Md.; Catherine-Mrs. Creed White, Harman, W. Va.; and Esther, at home), 2 brothers (Herman, Harman, W. Va.; and Raymond, Pittsburgh, Pa.), his grandmother (Mrs. Sarah Smith, of Harman), and a number of nieces and nephews, uncles, and aunts. Funeral services were held Oct. 7 at the Bethel Mennonite Church, in charge of Olin McDorman, assisted by Richard Weaver. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Byer, -- David, son of the late Peter and Christina (Wideman) Byer, was born at Stayner, Ont., Dec. 20, 1886; departed from this life Oct. 4, 1951; aged 64 y. 9 m. 14 d. His parents died when he was young and he was adopted by Simon Stoers of Markham, Ont. He was converted in 1908. On Jan. 27, 1909, he was married to Martha Melinda Lehman, who was raised in the home of John Hoover. In 1919, they moved to Vineland, where they lived until the time of his death. He was interested in the work of the church and the saving of the lost. His death occurred while he was driving in a funeral procession, accompanied by his wife and sister. Surviving besides his widow, are his sister (Hannah-Mrs. George Neidrauer, Buffalo, N. Y.), a brother (Benjamin, Copper Mt., B. C.), a twin sister (Sarah-Mrs. McFadyen, Burlington, Ont.), a half sister (Nettie-Mrs. Emanuel Fretz, Jordan, Ont.), a third sister (Almeda-Mrs. Charles Lewis, Toronto, Ont.), and an adopted daughter (Agnes Lehman-Mrs. Joseph Hausser, Stouffville, Ont.). Funeral services were held at the Wideman Church Oct. 7, in charge of Dan Schlabach and Aaron D. Grove. Text: Job 17: 15. Burial was made in the Byer Cemetery.
Gehman, -- Mary B., daughter of Abraham and Susanna Landis, was born March 9, 1872, in Milford Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.; died Oct. 21, 1951, of diabetes and a heart condition; aged 79 y. 7 m. 12 d. She was married to John G. Gehman Aug. 28, 1897, and is survived by her husband, one daughter (Minerva L.-Mrs. Elliston O. Gehman), an adopted daughter (Edith H.-Mrs. James Martin), and 9 grandchildren, all of Quakertown, Pa. Her husband was ordained to the ministry on Oct. 19, 1919 at the Swamp Church. She was a faithful member of the church from the time of her youth. The funeral was held at the Swamp Church, with Stanley Beidler in charge, assisted by Jacob Moyer, Joseph Gross, and Jacob Clemens. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the Swamp Church.
Hostetler, -- Mary E., daughter of Benjamin and Sophia (King) Shanower, was born July 15, 1873, in Massillon, Ohio; died Sept. 22, 1951; aged 78 y. 2 m. 7 d. When she was four years old her mother died and she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Benner, Wayne Co., Ohio. She was married to Christian K. Hostetler and to this union were born 4 daughters: Mrs. John C. Powell, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. D. R. Searles, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Edward H. Hake, Youngstown, Ohio; and Mrs. George H. Schanweker, Southbridge, Mass. She was a devoted member of the Mennonite Church and was employed in mission work in Youngstown, Ohio, for many years. Her husband, who was superintendent of the mission in Youngstown, preceded her in death in 1935. The last ten years she was almost totally blind. Her courage and fortitude were an inspiration to all who knew her. Besides her daughters she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Charles Hinman, St. Paul, Minn.; George Shanower, Medina, Ohio; David Shanower, Mentor, Ohio; Ralph Shanower, Chesterlands, Ohio; Mrs. Floyd Phillips, Chardon, Ohio; Mrs. George Bower and Mrs. Norman Pollock, of East Claridon, Ohio. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Auble and Hooley Funeral Home by I. W. Royer. Burial was made in the Paradise Cemetery, Weilersville, Ohio.
Kuhns, -- Susie, daughter of John Ernat* and Mary
Stutzman, was born June 28, 1882, at Kearney, Nebr.; passed
away at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Frank Stutzman) Oct. 5,
1951; aged 69 y. 3 m. 7 d. Death followed an illness of eleven
months. On June 28, 1900, she was united in marriage to William
Kuhns, who preceded her in death six years ago. Surviving
are 7 children (Clara-Mrs. L. W. Danner, Scotts Bluff, Nebr.;
Erma-Mrs. Perl Stutzman, Zellwood, Fla.; Geraldine-Mrs. Frank
Stutzman, Corry, Pa.; Faye-Mrs. Oliver Carter, Spartansburg, Pa.;
Lloyd Kuhns, Scotts Bluff, Nebr.; Francis Kuhns, Scotts Bluff;
William Kuhns, Zellwood, Fla.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Ray Stutzman,
Spartanburg, Pa.; Mrs. Sam Burkey, Scotts Bluff, Nebr.; Mrs. James
Roth, Filer, Idaho), one brother (Tillis Ernat, Colorado Springs,
Colo.), 18 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Two daughters
(Esta and Amanda) preceded her in death. She became a member of
the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until
her death. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter
(Mrs. Frank Stutzman) on Oct. 7, conducted by Jake Birky, D. D.
Miller, and Alfred Brenner. The body was taken to Chappell, Nebr.,
where services were conducted by Fred Gingerich on Oct. 10 . Burial
was made in the Chappell Mennonite Cemetery.
*Research Note: Name should be Ernst
Peifer, -- Fannie L., daughter of the late Martin and Rachel (Lefever) Harnish, was born Oct. 12, 1866; passed away Sept. 21, 1951; aged 84 y. 11 m. 9 d. She was a member of the East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband (Daniel H. Peifer), 3 daughters (Ada-Mrs. Jonas H. Bucher, Lititz, Pa.; Mabel, at home; Ruth-Mrs. Walter O. Landis, Lititz, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Ada L. Groff, Christiana, Pa.). She had been in failing health for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the home Sept 25, in charge of Frank Kreider and at the East Petersburg Church, in charge of James Siegrist, Irvin Kreider, and Henry Lutz. Text: Heb. 4: 9. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Rittenhouse, -- Jacob C., son of the late Jacob K. and Elizabeth (Clemmer) Rittenhouse, was born Aug. 2, 1873; died suddenly Oct. 5, 1951; aged 78 y. 2 m. 3 d. He spent his lifetime at his birthplace, a farm near Lansdale, Pa. On Oct. 15, 1896, he was married to Alice Ziegler, who survives. To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters. One daughter preceded him in death. Surviving besides his children are 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one brother (Abram C. Rittenhouse), and one sister (Hannah-Mrs. J. C. Clemens). On March 27, 1898, he was baptized and received into the Plain Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful and active member until death. He served in the same office for more than forty-three years. During his service as trustee he served as sexton most of the time. He knew the cemetery, in which he opened the graves for many years, better than any other living person. For more than twenty years he was a Sunday-school teacher, well liked. Following this he served as Sunday-school secretary for sixteen years. He was very diligent in his Bible reading; this was his first interest upon returning from his work each afternoon. While he knew that he had a heart ailment, he never complained. Funeral services were held Oct. 10 with the ministers of the Plain Church, John E. Lapp and Wayne Kratz, in charge. Text: John 8: 51. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Schload, -- Martha, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Weinhold) Leisey, was born June 7, 1867, near Schoeneck, Pa.; died at her home in Scottdale, Pa., Sept. 30, 1951; aged 85 y. 3 m. 23 d. Though her health was frail, she was able to be about until the last several weeks. She is survived by one son (James Herneisen, of Denver, Colo.), one daughter (Mary Schload, at home), and one stepson (Walter Schload, Ephrata, Pa.). At the age of fifty-three, she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful and active until death. After the death of her second husband sixteen years ago, she moved from Akron, Pa., to Scottdale to make her home with her daughter. Her friends knew her to take a keen interest in people and in the spiritual life of the church. In the last days of her life she expressed her concern for the lost. She was known as "Grandma" to all who were close to her, particularly to the children whom she always befriended. Funeral services were held Oct. 1 at the Scottdale Mennonite Church, in charge of J. L. Horst and A. J. Metzler and at the Ephrata Mennonite Church Oct. 3 in charge of A. S. Horst and Harold Brenneman. The text, "As thy days so shall thy strength be," was used at both services. Burial was made in the Zion Evangelical Cemetery at Akron.
Shetler, -- Joseph L., son of Joseph and Lydia (Schrock) Shetler, was born April 21, 1871, in Johnson Co., Iowa; passed away Sept. 30, 1951, at Pigeon, Mich.; aged 80 y. 5 m. 9 d. On Aug. 13, 1893, he was united in marriage to Anna Hochstetler. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters (Henry, Frank, John, Omar, and Lydia-Mrs. Harry Teuscher, all of Pigeon; Eli, Knoxville, Tenn.; Emil, Staunton, Va.; Dan, Orland, Calif.; Mary-Mrs. Willard Boller and Agnes-Mrs. Eldon Swartzendruber, both of Kalona, Iowa). Surviving are his widow, 10 children, 32 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was the last in the family of eight children to leave. He accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord in his youth and was active and faithful throughout life. In 1908 he moved with his family to the Pigeon Community. In 1928, he was ordained to the office of deacon, in which capacity he served until his death. Funeral services were in charge of T. E. Schrock, S. J. Miller, and Donald King. Interment was made in the Pigeon Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Slagel, -- Alvin Benjamin, son of the late Benjamin F. and Catherine Slagel, was born Oct. 11, 1897, near Flanagan, Ill.; died Aug. 6, 1951; aged 53 y. 9 m. 25 d. He became a Christian in his youth and was a devoted and conscientious disciple of Christ throughout his life. On May 18, 1930, he was united in marriage to Helene Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Janet and Keith) and the following brothers and sisters: Edward, Tuscon, Ariz.; Elmer, St. Louis, Mich.; Katie Zook, St. Johns, Mich.; Lucy Boshart, Wayland, Iowa; Lydia Schlatter, Shipshewana, Ind.; and Anna Bachman, Ontario, Calif. A brother (Daniel) and a sister (Mary) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Culp Funeral Home and at the Goshen College Union, in charge of Sanford C Yoder, J. Kore Zook, and John H. Mosemann. Interment was made in the Allwine Cemetery.
Stager, -- Abram, son of the late Frederick and Veronica (Weaver) Stager, was born at New Dundee, Ont., May 11, 1882; died Oct. 6, 1951, at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital; aged 69 y. 4 m. 25 d. He farmed near New Dundee for many years. In recent years he resided with his sister in Waterloo. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener and was a faithful and interested supporter of the congregation. He will be missed by fellow members. He leaves his sister (Mrs. Annie Bierman, of Waterloo), and 2 brothers (Menno, of New Dundee, and Ephraim, Roseville, Ont.). One brother (Allan Stager) died in 1933. Funeral services were held Oct. 8 at the Blenheim Mennonite Church, in charge of J. H. Hess, assisted by Percy Cassel of the Brethren in Christ Church. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the Blenheim Church.
Weaver, -- Noah Weaver, was born May 3, 1878; died Sept. 22, 1951; aged 73 y.4m. 19 d. He was born and lived his entire life at his late residence, near Columbiana, Ohio. While working in the barn he fell and fractured his heel; complications developed causing his sudden death five weeks later. On Nov. 26, 1908, he was united in marriage to Fannie Martin, who preceded him in death April 15, 1939. Remaining are 3 daughters (Edna-Mrs. David Zook, Martha-Mrs. Ira Martin and Carrie, at home), and one son (John, who lives on the home place), all of Columbiana, Ohio. Also remaining are 11 children and one sister (Mrs. Mary Stokesberry, of Columbiana). On April 23, 1910, he was baptized and received into the Midway Mennonite Church. He remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Amos Martin and at the Midway church by Paul Yoder assisted by David Weaver. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Yoder, -- Jesse J. Yoder, Sr., was born March 4, 1884; died at his home near Belleville, Pa., Aug. 7, 1951, after suffering an extreme nervous condition following an operation; aged 67 y. 5 m. 3 d. His wife preceded him in death on April 1, 1923. The following children survive: Albert M., Milroy, Pa.; Chester, Mattawana, Pa.; John, Christiana, Pa.; Norman, Amanda-Mrs. Jesse Byler, Barbara-Mrs. Elam Peachey, all of Belleville, Pa.). Other survivors include one brother and 3 sisters: Samuel N., formerly of Surrey, N. Dak., now of Belleville, Pa.; Cora-Mrs. E. J. Hartzler, Mollie-Mrs. J. J. Hartzler, and Sadie-Mrs. Thomas Spicher, all of Belleville). Two brothers are deceased: C. G. Yoder, who lived in Hubbard, Oreg., and Thomas Yoder, who resided in Pigeon, Mich. Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at the home, with further services at the Locust Grove Church.
Yoder, -- Susan, daughter of Peter and Rachel Barkman, was born July 21, 1883, at Sugarcreek, Ohio; died Sept. 12, 1951, at the home of her daughter (Alta-Mrs. Elmer Miller) Buffalo, N. Y.; aged 68 y. 1 m. 22 d. In her late teens she was baptized by Jake Byler at Middlefield, Ohio, in the Amish Church. On Oct. 6, 1904, she was married to Jacob Shrock. To this union were born 5 children (Samuel, Akron, N.Y.; Melvin, Marilla, N. Y.; Alta-Mrs. Elmer Miller, Buffalo, N. Y.; Enos and Lester, deceased.). On Aug. 17, 1917, he companion, passed away. Nov. 13, 1920, she was married to Chilion Yoder, and to this union were born 3 children (Esther-Mrs. Albert Troyer, Williamsville, N. Y.; twins, Albert and Arthur, deceased). In 1922 they moved from Defiance Co., Ohio, to Erie Co., N. Y., at which time they transferred their church membership to the Conservative Mennonite Church. She remained a faithful member until death. Surviving are her husband and 4 children; also 6 stepchildren (David Yoder, Buffalo, N.Y.; Malinda-Mrs. Owen Shrock, Wooster, Ohio; Martha-Mrs. Joe Miller, Corfu, N. Y.; Sara-Mrs. Andrew Ressler, Wooster, Ohio; Viola-Mrs. Owen Shrock, Plain City, Ohio; Eli, Alexander N. Y.), 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Samuel Barkman, Mark Center, Ohio; Jake Barkman, Sugarcreek, Ohio), one sister (Mary-Mrs. D. D. Miller, Hicksville, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept 15 at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Elmer Miller) and at the Alden Conservative Church, with David Beachy, Valentine Yoder, and Joe Roth officiating. Burial was made in the Country Line Cemetery, County Line Road, Alden, N. Y.
Zook, -- John Mark Zook, was born Dec. 15, 1920, near Tofield, Alta.; passed away at Jerome, Mich., Sept. 19, 1951; aged 30 y. 9 m. 4 d. He and his bride had just moved into a new home when he was electrocuted while trying to locate a defect in their electricity. He leaves his devoted bride (Irene), his parents, of Kansas City, Kans., 2 brothers and 4 sisters: Esther, Holton, Kans.; Estella-Mrs. A. J. Kieffaber, De Soto, Kans.; George R., Graceton, Minn.; Luke, Kansas City, Kans.; Elvera-Mrs. Earl Berkey, Oronogo, Mo.; and Eldora, at home. He was preceded in death by a sister (Edna) and 2 brothers (Justus and Roy Jr.). As a young man he gave his heart to the Lord and was baptized by the late Bishop N. E. Roth, uniting with the Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield, Alta. At the time of his death he was a member of the Argentine Mennonite Church in Kansas City. In 1936 he moved with his parents to Inman, Kans. He spent three and one-half years in a C. P. S. camp and hospital work. Since then he spent two years in college at Hesston, Kans., and two years in Kansas City with his parents. In the summer of 1950 he moved to Michigan, where he was engaged a brush salesman until his death. His pleasing personality won him many friends wherever he went. He was married to Irene Gerber, of Mio, Mich., on July 7, 1951. Funeral services were held Sept. 23, at the Fairview Mennonite Church, Fairview, Mich., with Harvey Handrich officiating. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Geigley, -- John, son of Amos and Susanna (Weaver) Geigley, was born Feb. 19, 1874, near Weaverland, Pa.; passed away Aug. 25, 1951, at Ephrata, Pa.; aged 77 y. 6 m. 6 d. He had been in ill health since the spring of 1946 and had been bedfast since April 22, 1951. Death followed a seemingly successful operation. He patiently endured his illness, never complaining. For about twenty years he operated a grocery store in Ephrata. He was a member of the Mennonite church, having accepted Christ in his youth. On Nov. 11, 1902, he was united in marriage to Amanda Brubaker. To this union were born 3 daughters and one son. He leaves 2 daughters (Mary and Susan, of Ephrata, Pa.), one son (John, Blue, Ball, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandson, 3 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Tillie Bowman, Susie-Mrs. Israel Musser, Lizzie-Mrs. Barton Good, Amos and Harry Geigley). One daughter (Amanda-Mrs. Irvin Heller) and one grandson preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Metzler Mennonite Church Aug. 28, in charge of Mahlon Witmer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hilty, -- Philip, eleventh child of Peter and Mary Ann (Steiner) Hilty, was born in Milton Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 30, 1865; departed from this life at his home near the Old People's Home, Rittman, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1951; aged 86 y. 6 m. 24 d. He grew to manhood on the homestead. He continued to till part of that farm until his retirement in 1934. His success in the field of agriculture led many to seek his counsel and advice. In addition to his busy life as a farmer, he gave much time and help to interests of the church. For many years he served as a trustee of the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, of which he was a charter member. He also served as trustee of the Mennonite Old People's Home, giving considerable time to the oversight and direction of its affairs. As a young man he became interested in vocal music. He held singing classes, served as church chorister, and often led singing on special occasions. On Jan. 7, 1892, he was united in marriage to Mary B. Steiner, who passed away April 24, 1942. One son (Ira) and 4 grandchildren also preceded him in death. Surviving him are one sister (Mrs. Miriam Brenneman, Orrville, Ohio), 4 sons (Noah, Marshallville, Ohio; Wesley, Dayton, Ohio; Daniel, Sterling, Ohio; and Elmer, Rittman, Ohio), 3 daughters (Della, at home; Fannie-Mrs. Ralph Eberly, Orrville, Ohio; and Lavinia-Mrs. Stanford Mumaw, Dalton, Ohio), 18 grandchildren, and other relatives. Two of his sons and a son-in-law are ministers; one son serves as a deacon. Although his health began to fail the last winter, he was bedfast for only eight days. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, in charge of E. H. Hartzler, Isaac Zuercher, and William G. Detweiler. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kennell, -- Peter W., son of Peter and Anna (Schertz) Kennell, passed away at the home of his son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Elmer R. King), in Eureka, Ill., Aug. 4, 1951; aged 87 y. 25 d. On March 22, 1891, he was married to Phoebe Eigsti, who passed away Sept. 3, 1893. On Aug. 30, 1894, he was united in marriage to Katie S. Ulrich, who preceded him in death on April 17, 1945. One daughter, one grandchild, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters also predeceased him. Surviving are 3 daughters and 4 sons (Katie-Mrs. Henry Reeb, Noah and Simon, of Roanoke, Ill.; Lena-Mrs. Elmer R. King and John, of Eureka, Ill.; Irvin, Hashemite, Jordan; and Sadie, Washington, Ill.), 13 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. In early youth he accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour, uniting with the Mennonite Church and remaining faithful until death. As a farmer and a stockman, he spent his life on a farm near Roanoke, Ill., until retiring to Eureka. His devoted living has made immeasurable contributions to his family, the church and the community. Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at the Roanoke Mennonite Church, in charge of Joe D. Hartzler, assisted by Ezra Yordy. Burial was made in the Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.
King, -- Ida, daughter of John D. and Lydia Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1882; passed away at her home near West Unity, Ohio, after six months of failing health Oct. 17, 1951; aged 69 y. 9 m. 7 d. On Dec. 17, 1903, she was united in marriage to Eli D. King. To this union were born one daughter and two sons (Dorothy-Mrs. Glen Bernath of Archbold, Ohio; John, Fort Belvoir, Va.; and LaVern, Bryan, Ohio). Surviving are her companion, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Amanda-Mrs. Clarence Leu, West Unity, Ohio; Mrs. Nellie Grieser, Stryker, Ohio), 2 brothers (Eddie Short, Union City, Pa.; Clint Short, Stryker, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, 2 brothers and 4 sisters preceded her in death. In her younger years she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Lockport Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She spent much time in Bible reading and prayer and was always interested in the spiritual welfare of her family, church, and community. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Lockport Church on Oct. 20 by D. W. Graber and Walter Stuckey. Burial was made in the Lockport Cemetery.
King, -- Nora, daughter of Adam and Elizabeth (Eshleman) Royer, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 8, 1876; departed suddenly from this life at the family home in Orrville, Ohio, after a short illness Oct. 21, 1951; aged 74 y. 11 m. 13 d. Surviving are her husband (Edwin J. King), 3 sons (Clarence, Floyd, and Alvin all of Orville, Ohio), 2 daughters (Mrs. Icie Zook and Mrs. Edna Troyer, of Orrville), one brother (Allen Royer, of Wadsworth, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. S. S. King, of Orrville, and Mrs. Ella Griner, Ashland, Ohio), 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Three sisters preceded her in death. On Nov. 12, 1899, she was united in marriage to Edwin J. King. For many years they resided on a farm near Orrville, retiring ot make their home in Orrville just six years ago. She always showed active interest and loved for her family, her home and community and for the church. She was a member of the Oak Grove congregation, having publicly acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour early in life. Her contribution was consistently Christian in character as a disciple of Christ and a mother in the home. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, near Smithville on Oct. 24, with V. M. Gerig and I. W. Royer officiating.
Klopfenstien, -- Connie Marcel, daughter of Alton and Elsie (Grieser) Klopfenstien, Archbold, Ohio, was born Oct. 22, 1951; at the age of three days the Lord called her to be with Him. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Merle and Roger), 3 sisters (Sharon, Linda, and Shirley), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Myron Klopfenstien and Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Griser), and many other relatives. Graveside services were conducted at the Pettisville Cemetery by Henry Wyse.
Kreider, -- Lizzie H., daughter of the late Daniel W. and Elizabeth (Huber) Metzler, was born Aug. 3, 1870, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed to her eternal reward Oct. 18, 1951; at her late home, Willow Street, Pa.; aged 81 y. 2 m. 15 d. She was united in marriage to Pharos R. Kreider Oct. 21, 1897. To this union were born 2 daughters (Gertrude M.-Mrs. Abram H. Huber and Ruth M., who passed away in infancy). Also surviving are one granddaughter and a number of nieces and nephews. In their early married life she and her husband untied with the Mennonite Church. Although she eagerly awaited the release of her soul from the body, she was a patient sufferer during her thirteen-month illness. Funeral services were held at her late home Oct. 21 by Maris Hess and at the New Danville Mennonite Church by Henry Nauman and David N. Thomas. Text: Rev. 14:13. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Kurtz, -- Isaac H., son of the late Isaac and Lizzie (Hertzler) Kurtz, was born near Morgantown, Pa., June 23, 1886; died of coronary occlusion Aug. 23, 1951, at the Lancaster General Hospital, after an illness of several days; aged 65 y. 2 m. On Dec. 10, 1914, he was united in marriage to Anna Mast, who remains. Also surviving are 5 children (Sadie-Mrs. Jacob D. Mast, Fleetwood, Pa.; Norman, Elverson, Pa.; Edna, Amanda, and Henry, at home), 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Henry, Lancaster, Pa.; Ezra, Gordonville, Pa.; Levi, Narvon, Pa.; Mrs. Barbara Kennel, New Holland, Pa.; Lizzie and Elsie Kurtz, Hinkletown, Pa.). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Conestoga Mennonite Church near Morgantown, remaining a member until death. Funeral services were held Aug. 27, in charge of C. J. Kurtz at home and in charge of David Yoder and Omar Kurtz at the Conestoga Church. Text: Heb. 13: 14. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Landes, -- Robert W., son of Jonathan and Sallie (Weller) Landes, was born July 17, 1929, in Lower Salford, Lederach, Pa.; departed from this life at the home of his parents Sept. 29, 1951; aged 22 y. 2 m. 12 d. He leaves his parents, 8 sisters (Mrs. Lester Souder, Telford, Pa.; Grace, Irene, Elizabeth, Doris, Edith, Ethel and Paulette all at home), and 2 brothers (Jacob and William, also at home). One brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. In 1943 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into the Upper Skippack Mennonite Church. He had been employed until five weeks prior to his death, which resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. He suffered a great deal in his comparatively short life. Funeral services were held at the L. H. Dotts Funeral Home in Skippack, in charge of Jesse Mack and at the Upper Skippack Mennonite Church in charge of Jacob Leatherman, assisted by Jesse Mack. Text: Job 14: 1. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, -- Martha, daughter of Isaac and Matilda (Snider) Lehman, was born Oct. 8, 1882, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind.; died July 19, 1951; aged 68 y. 9 m. 11 d. On Aug. 5, 1909, she was united in marriage to Frank H. Martin. To this union were born 3 children: Ivan, Titus, and Violet-Mrs. Marvin Culp, all of Goshen, Ind. Surviving are her husband, 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Oscar Lehman, Cleveland, Ohio; and Abe Lehman, Wakarusa, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Leinbach, Wakarusa, Ind.; Mrs. Tobias Ramer, Nappanee, Ind.; and Mrs. Emma Weaver, Foraker, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church near Goshen, in charge of R. R. Smucker, J. C. Wenger, and Charles Stouder.
Mast, -- Ernest Joseph, son of Jacob K. and Ada S. Mast, Elverson, Pa., was born Feb. 10, 1941; met instant death in an automobile accident, Sept. 22, 1951; aged 10 y. 7 m. 12 d. He leaves his parents, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters (Milford, Oley, Pa.; Oliver, Miriam, Virginia, Paul, Rhoda, Wesley, Emma Mae). Twin brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Two grandmothers (Mrs. Lizzie Mast and Mrs. Mast Stoltzfus) survive. Funeral services were conducted at the Conestoga Mennonite Church by Ira Kurtz and Christian Kurtz. Text: Job 1: 21. Burial was made in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Pebley, -- Ronald Blair, son of William C. and Virginia A. (Tompkins) Pebley, was born March 14, 1936, in New Florence, Pa.; passed away July 15, 1951; aged 15 y. 4 m. 1 d. Death was caused by drowning in a creek two miles from his home. He accepted his Lord and Saviour and was baptized at the Walsall Mission at the age of nine. He loved his family and friends devotedly and was a very helpful son. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Delories Ileene), 3 brothers (William C., Jr., David Charles, and John Harold.). The first of his family to pass on, his death brings his loved ones nearer to God and heaven. The funeral sermon was preached by Sanford G. Shetler on July 19 at the Stahl Church. Harold Thomas, John A. Lehman, David C. Alwine, and Lloyd A. Kniss, assisted in the service.
Risser, -- Amos H., son of Jacob and the late Anna (Horst) Risser, was born Oct. 6, 1922; departed from this life Oct. 3, 1951, at his home near Hagerstown, Md., after much suffering caused by cancer; aged 28 y. 11 m. 27 d. He joined the Reiff Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member until death. Feb. 22, 1944, he was united in marriage to Martha Oberholtzer. He leaves his wife, his father, and 5 sisters (Fannie-Mrs. Amos Diller, Mason and Dixon, Pa.; Ada-Mrs. Mark Petre, Maugansville, Md.; Rhoda-Mrs. Adin Hege, Hagerstown, Md.; Anna H. Risser, Maugansville, Md.; and Mary-Mrs. Aldus Martin, Hagerstown, Md.). He was resigned to the Lord's will concerning his illness and when it seemed evident that his health would not be restored, he prayed earnestly for the Lord to come for him. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 6 at the home and at the Reiff Mennonite Church in charge of Lester Eshleman and Reuben Martin. Text: Amos 4: 12. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery, on his twenty-ninth birthday.
Wismer, -- Orphen H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses E. Wismer, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Aug. 30, 1869; died Oct. 14, 1951; aged 82 y. 1m. 14 d. He was ordained to the ministry on July 10, 1893, and served as pastor of the Shantz Mennonite Church for over forty years. His wife, the former Sarah Bechtel, predeceased him in January, 1951. They were married May 10, 1892. Surviving are 5 sons (Byron, McCallisburg, Iowa; Milton, Windsor, Ont.; Herbert, Baden, Ont.; Elmer, Kitchener, Ont.; and Jeremiah, Bright, Ont.), 3 daughters (Florence-Mrs. Isaac Snyder, Ada-Mrs. Lorne Shantz, both of Baden; Alice-Mrs. Lloyd Shantz, Waterloo, Ont.), 3 brothers (Addison, Grimsby, Ont.; Nelson, London, Ont.; and Herbert, Doon, Ont.), 3 sisters (Mrs. I. B. Erb, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Nathaniel Snider, also of Kitchener; and Mrs. Phelps McNab, Owen Sound, Ont.), 23 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Lorne Shantz and at the Shantz Mennonite Church on Oct. 18 by L. H. Witmer and Mnasseh Hallman, assisted by J. B. Martinand Peter Nafziger. Burial was made in the Shantz Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Blosser, -- Mary Belle, daughter of Harvey and Catherine (Beery) Friesner, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 14, 1874; passed away Nov. 5, 1951; aged 77 y. 22 d. In early childhood she moved with her parents to Branch Co., Mich., where she grew to young womanhood. Dec. 7, 1891, she was married to Frank Blosser, also of Branch Co. To this union were born 3 sons: Ray, Middlebury, Ind.; Noah, Saskatchewan; and Roy, Bronson, Mich. She also had 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Her entire life was spent in the vicinity of Burr Oak and Bronson, Mich., with the exception of fifteen years spent in Saskatchewan. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. One sister (Susanna Miller, Goshen, Ind.), and one brother (William Friesner, White Pigeon, Mich.) survive. She suffered much during the last five years but bore it all patiently. She accepted Christ as her Saviour, a number of years ago and was a member of the United Missionary Church in Burr Oak, Mich. She will be missed by her large circle of neighbors and friends, as well as by her family. Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at the United Missionary Church in Burr Oak by Clyde Burrs. Burial was made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Caley, -- Samuel Caley, died Nov. 9, 1951, at the home of his sister-in-law near Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 88 y. In 1941 he united with the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until his death. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Alice McLaughlin, Rexmont, Pa.), one grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jerry Hossler, Elizabethtown; and Allen Caley, Landisville, Pa.), and a sister (Mrs. Alice Berstler, Elizabethtown). Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at his home and at the Shanks Union Church, with Noah W. Risser, Clarence E. Lutz, Walter Keener, Jr., and David Sellers officiating. Text: II Tim. 1: 12; 4: 6-8. Interment was made in Shanks Cemetery.
Craft, -- Billy Ray, son of Gerald and Evelyn Craft, was born April 2, 1942; passed away at his home in Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1951; aged 9 y. 7 m. 1 d. He had been ill most of his life; death came as a relief. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 2 brothers (Larry and Dennis), 3 sisters (Paula Rae, Janet and Constance), 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Short and Mrs. Earl Craft), and many other relatives and friends. Although he will be missed, there is comfort in the knowledge that he is enjoying the heavenly home and close association with the Saviour. Funeral services in charge of D. Wyse Graber, were held at the Reeb Fuenral Home in Sylvania, Ohio. Burial was made in the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Ebersole, -- Mary, youngest daughter of the late Henry B. and Elizabeth (Kreider) Frey, was born near Sterling, Ill., Dec. 8, 1878; departed from this life at her home in Sterling, Ill., Nov. 6, 1951; aged 72 y. 10 m. 28 d. She lived all her life in the vicinity of her birth. Dec. 19, 1899, she was united in marriage to Elmer E. Ebersole. To this union the following children were born: Clara, who is at home; Wilbur, Michigan City, Ind.; Earl, Seattle, Wash.; Glen, Sterling, Ill.; and Florence, Reedsburg, Wis. Surviving are her husband, children, 9 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, one sister (Mrs. Lizzie LeFevere), 6 brothers (Amos, Springbrook, Wis.; Jacob, Albany, Calif.; Abram, Sterling, Ill.; Martin, Eagle Grove, Iowa; Daniel, Sterling, Ill.; Noah, Madison, Wis.), and many nieces and nephews. She confessed Christ as her personal Saviour in early life and was a consistent member of the church at the time of her passing. She took an active interest in the affairs of the church and gave her service whenever there was opportunity. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at the Woods Funeral Home, in charge of Ralph Deitzman, of the Free Methodist Church and at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church by A. C. Good, assisted by Robert Keller. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
Kauffman, -- Raymond Arthur, youngest child of Dan and Bessie Kauffman, was born near Kalispell, Mont., Feb. 23, 1937; was accidentally shot Oct. 26, 1951; aged 14 y. 8 m. 3 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church near Creston, Mont., and took an active part in Sunday-school and young people's work. He will be remembered by many for the service rendered in young people's meeting the Sunday before his death; also by his quiet Christian disposition, which made for him many friends. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Grover and Rollin), 3 sisters (Ruby-Mrs. Mohn, Goldie-Mrs. Charnell, and Betty, at home-all living near Kalispell, Mont.), 5 nephews, 5 nieces, 2 grandmothers (Rachel Kauffman, Kalispell; and Cara Hooks, of Maryland), 4 uncles and 6 aunts. One brother (Donald) and one sister (Vera) preceded him in death. Funeral services were in charge of J. G. Hochstetler and D. D. Brenneman, at the Wagner and Campell Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Campell is spelled this way in the magazine.
King, -- Joseph, son of Chris and Phoebe (Zehr) King, was born near Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., Ill., Nov. 22, 1871; passed away at his home in Fisher, Ill., Oct. 17, 1951; aged 79 y. 10 m. 25 d. On Dec. 19, 1893, he was united in marriage to Fannie Heiser. To this union were born 5 children: Clarence, Pontiac, Mich.; Elmer, Goshen, Ind.; Vietta-Mrs. Ervin Litwiller, Hopedale, Ill.; Ralph, Chicago, Ill.; and Ora, Fisher, Ill. Surviving besides his children are 21grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Isaac Heiser, Fisher, Ill.; Mrs. Peter Heiser, Washington, Ill.), 2 brothers (Jacob, Eureka, Ill.; and John, Deer Creek, Ill.), and a large number of nephews, nieces, and other relatives. His wife died Jan. 12, 1950. One sister, 3 brothers and 3 grandchildren also predeceased him. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the Mennonite Church until death. In 1896 he and his wife and their son moved to Champaign Co., In 1898, he took residence on a farm west of Fisher, where he and his family lived until 1929, when he moved to Fisher. For about fifteen years he was associated with the local produce Firm. Driving a truck through neighboring communities brought him into contact with a wide circle of friends. He was devoted to his family, was especially fond of children, and was always interested in the affairs of his church. Funeral services were conducted at the East Bend Mennonite Church with Harold Zehr officiating and J. A. Heiser assisting.
Martin, -- Elmer Lewis, son of Samuel H. and Catherine (Shank) Martin, was born Jan. 30, 1883, near Greencastle, Pa.; died at the University Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., July 1, 1951, after nearly a year of illness; aged 68 y. 5 m. 1d. At about fifteen years of age he accepted Christ. He served in the Mennonite Church as Sunday-school superintendent or teacher nearly all his life, having served superintendent first at the age of eighteen. Formerly of Greencastle, Pa., he moved with his family to Harrisonburg, Va., to educate his children at Eastern Mennonite School, about twenty-five years ago. He was greatly concerned not only for his own children's spiritual welfare, but also that the Mennonite Church might remain true to the faith of the fathers. Oct. 7, 1903, he married Amanda Baer who survives. His children are: Leonard, who died in 1930; Elsie, E. Ruel, Elva-Mrs. Richard Ulrich and Merle, all of Harrisonburg, Va.; and Elton, who died in 1946. Surviving besides his wife, and 4 children, are 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Harvey J., Hagerstown, Md.; and S. Alvey, Greencastle, Pa.), and one sister (Martha, at present of Goshen, Ind.). A brother (A. D. Martin, of Scottdale, Pa.) died in 1913. The funeral sermon was preached July 3 at Weavers Church by S. H. Rhodes on "Christian Fatherhood." J. Early Suter, Oliver Keener, and D.W. Lehman, assisted in the services. Interment was made in the Weavers Cemetery.
Miller, -- Noah E., son of the late Ephraim and Anna (Weaver) Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 23, 1869; departed from this life Oct. 27, 1951; aged 82 y. 1m. 4 d. In his early years he confessed Christ and became a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Nov. 17, 1895, he was united in marriage to Evangeline Alpeter. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 7 daughters. One son (Galen) preceded him in death in 1937. On brother and one sister also predeceased him. He leaves his companion, 9 children (Edwin, Revere Beach, Fla.; Lester, Mrs. Anna Sundheimer, Mrs. Evelyn Misher, and Mrs. Pauline Miller, of the Walnut Creek, Ohio, vicinity; Mrs. Emma Oswald, Charm, Ohio; Mrs. Alta Schrock and Mrs. Bernice Schrock, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Mrs. Edith Hershberger, Shanesville, Ohio), one brother (Nicholas, Toledo, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Stutzman, Millersburg, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Troyer, Mt. Eaton, Ohio), 18 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Oct. 30, with Venus Hershberger and Paul R. Miller officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Mishler, -- Libbie, daughter of Elias M. and Lydia (Schrock) Hostetler, was born in Lagrange Co., near Topeka, Ind., May 19, 1878; departed from this life at the Lagrange Co. Hospital Oct. 20, 1951; aged 73 y. 5 m. 1 d. She had been in failing health for a number of years, being bedfast the last five weeks. In her youth she gave her heart to the Lord and chose to place her membership with the Mennonite Church. She endeavored to live what she believed concerning the teaching of the Scripture. Her faith was exemplified in her devotion and faithfulness in the home and in the church; she was a loving mother, a good neighbor, and a friend to many. She lived her entire life in the vicinity of her birth, and was a member of the Emma Mennonite Church. Dec. 15, 1900, she was united in marriage to Milo I. Mishler. This union was blessed with one son and 2 daughters: Garold, who died in infancy; Gladys-Mrs. Walter Breniser, Archbold, Ohio; and Grace-Mrs. Orvan Bontrager, Topeka, Ind. She leaves her husband, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister (Mrs. Noah Kauffman, Pettisville, Ohio), one brother (Rudy E. Hostetler, Flagler, Colo.), and a number of nephews, nieces and other friends. Her parents, 2 brothers (Adam E. and John) and 2 sisters (Eva and Alma) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Emma Church, in charge of the home ministry.
Rohrer, -- Edna E., daughter of the late Sem and Minnie (Leaman) Eby, was born near Leaman Place, Lancaster Co., Pa., May 28, 1902; passed peacefully from this life Sept. 2, 1951; aged 49 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Oct. 17, 1923, she was united in marriage to Israel D. Rohrer. To this union were born 6 children. Israel, Jr., and Ruth Naomi are deceased. Surviving are her husband, 4 children (E. Warren, Raymond E., Harold E., and Verna E.), 2 brothers and one sister. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her early teens, and was a faithful member of the Paradise Mennonite Church. After her marriage she became a member of the Mellinger congregation. She was active in mission work at Andrews Bridge Mennonite Church for ten years. The last few years of her life she had a deep burden for the spiritual needs of the deaf folks, her husband having been ordained to the ministry to serve this group. She was a loving companion and mother and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the Mellinger Church Sept. 5, with David L. Landis and Harry S. Lefever in charge. Text: II Tim. 4: 6-8. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Schiffler, -- John A., son of Albrecht and Mary Schiffler, was born March 16, 1879, near Roseland, Nebr., where he grew to manhood; passed away Oct. 18, 1951, at his home near Filer, Idaho, after an illness of sixteen months; aged 72 y. 7 m. 2 d. At the age of sixteen he accepted Jesus as his Saviour, was baptized and received into church fellowship by his father, bishop of the Roseland Church. He was a conscientious follower of the Saviour and a member of the church until his death. Feb. 4, 1906, he was united in marriage to Catherine Lapp. One daughter preceded him in death at the age of eleven. He leaves his wife, 2 sons (Enos, Twin Falls, Idaho; Allen, Filer, Idaho), one daughter (Rachel Holderread, Buhl, Idaho), 7 grandchildren, one brother (Abraham, Roseland, Nebr.), one sister (Sarah Brukhard, also of Roseland), and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Filer Mennonite Church Oct. 20. Ministers in charge were Louis Landis and Samuel Honderich. Text: Rev. 4: 1. Burial was made in the Filer Cemetery.
Schrock, -- Orrin M., only son of Joseph and Barbara (Yoder) Schrock, was born near Smithville, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1887; died as the result of an accident Aug. 26, 1951; aged 63 y. 11 m. 14 d. On Nov. 22, 1911, he was married to Margaret Rohrer, who survives, along with 4 children: Carroll and Leroy, Smithville, Ohio; Mrs. Alma Porter also of Smithville, and Arthur, of the home. Seven grandchildren, together with a large number of other relatives and friends, also remain. In his youth he confessed Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and was baptized and received into the membership of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville, where he remained faithful until death. Through the years he was greatly interested in church and community affairs and actively participated in various positions of responsibility, including those of church treasurer, Sunday-school teacher, township trustee, and rural mail carrier. He was much interested in people and in God's handiwork in the world of nature. What he once saw through a glass, darkly, he now sees face to face in a better and more perfect world. Funeral services were held Aug. 30, at Oak Grove, in charge of V. M. Gerig and P. R. Olinger.
Smucker, -- John Elvin, son of Johnathan and Mary (Glick) Smucker, was born Sept. 12, 1947; passed away suddenly at the Lancaster, Pa., Osteopathic Hospital, after an operation, Sept. 19, 1951; aged 4 y. 7 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Mervin Ray), 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Anna Smucker, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Mrs. Barbara Glick, Smoketown, Pa.), 2 great-grandfathers (Johnathan Stoltzfus, Bird-in-Hand; and Daniel Smoker, Gordonville, Pa.), 7 aunts, 6 uncles, and 6 cousins. Although his stay on earth was short, he was endeared to his family and all who knew him. He has left many precious memories. Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at the home by Ira Huber and at the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church by Elam Kauffman, Shem Peachey, and Reuben Stoltzfus. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stanton, -- Lottie Louisa Reed, was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Aug. 8, 1877; passed away in the Didsbury, Alta., Hospital Oct. 26, 1951; aged 74 y. 2 m. 18 d. When she was two years old she moved with her parents to Oregon, where she grew to womanhood. Aug. 31, 1894, she was married to Benjamin Stanton. To this union were born one son and 2 daughters (Mervin Ray, Didsburg, Alta.; Echo Lorline-Mrs. Gordon Good, Aldersyde, Alta.; and Lois Bernice-Mrs. Cornelius Siemens, Eagle Hill, Alta.). Her husband preceded her in death in April, 1930. Surviving are her children, 2 sisters (Mrs. James Brooks, Hubbard, Oreg.; and Mrs. Albert Kant, Woodburn, Oreg.), 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and other friends. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and about 1911 she and her husband united with the Mennonite Church near Hubbard, Oreg. In 1918 they moved to Alberta, residing first at Carbon for a short time and later taking up residence at Duchess where they lived for twenty Years. For the last eleven years she lived with her daughter at Eagle Hill. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Mennonite Church near Westward Ho, where she remained a faithful member until death. She took a keen interest in teaching God's Word and in helping with sewing circle work. Much of her time was spent nursing the sick and helping others. Her sacrificial labors will long be remembered. Although her health had been failing for some time, she was seldom bedfast. She became suddenly ill while visiting her son and passed away after an emergency operation, having never regained consciousness. Funeral services were held at the West Zion Church, Carstairs, Alta., in charge of Linford Hackman and C. J. Ramer. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Stutzman, - Eli J., son of Joseph and Gertrude (Keim) Stutzman, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 5, 1869; died at his late home in Kalona, Oct. 22, 1951; aged 81 y. 10 m. 17 d. Death followed an illness of four weeks. Nov. 12, 1894, he was untied in marriage to Drusilla Gingerich. After their marriage they lived and farmed in the Kalona community. In 1938 they moved into Kalona, where they lived until the time of their death. His companion preceded him in death August, 1948. His parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers also predeceased him. Surviving are one foster daughter (Mrs. Chester Kauffman, Kalona, Iowa), one brother (Joseph J., Iowa City, Iowa), and a large number of other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ in his youth and was a member of the East Union Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church Oct. 24 with burial in the East Union Cemetery, in charge of D. J. Fisher and S. B. Nafziger.
Tweed, -- Martha V., daughter of William and Lucretia (Boyd) Miller, was born in York Co., Pa., Sept. 13, 1870; departed from this life at her home in Millersville, Pa., Oct. 28, 1951; aged 81 y.1 m. 15 d. She had been in failing health for seven months. She was a member of the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church for many years. On Dec. 19, 1889, she was united in marriage to Alfred M. Tweed, who departed from this life Jan. 1, 1946. to this union were born 6 children: Emma M. Hauf, Lancaster, Pa.; Guy M., also of Lancaster; Ethel M. and B. Irene, both at home; Mrs. Esther M. Fehr, Lampeter, Pa.; and Alfred N., who preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 children, 9 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, 2 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Della Gerhart, Mrs. Bertha Faltz, and Samuel, all of Lancaster; and Clayton, Pittsburgh, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the George Young Funeral Home in Lancaster on Nov. 1 in charge of Landis Shertzer and Jacob Hess. Text: John 14. Interment was made in the Rohrerstown Cemetery.
Vogt, -- Christian A., son of Jacob and Magdelina (Showalter) Vogt, was born July 9, 1875, at Summerfield, Ill.; died at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, where he had been a patient for two days, Nov. 5, 1951; aged 76 y. 3 m. 26 d. At an early age he moved with his parents to the Hesston community. After living on two other farms, he located southwest of Hesston in 1918. In 1935 he retired and moved to town where he was living at the time of his death. He was baptized and joined the Mennonite Church Nov. 17, 1889. For a number of years he served the Garden Mennonite Church as deacon. In 1930 he transferred his membership to the Hesston Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Oct. 7, 1900, he was united in marriage to Barbara S. Ruth. To them were born 8 children, all of whom survive. This union was broken by his wife's death March 14, 1928. Nov. 27, 1929, he was married to Cora Wenger, who survives him. He also leaves his children (Milton C., missionary at Bihar, India; Paul E., Willard M., Ralph L. and Helen-Mrs. Reuben Ewy, of Hesston; Clara-Mrs. Roy Roth, McMinnville, Oreg.; Nelson A., Newton, Kans.; and Harvey O., Halstead, Kans.), one brother (P. S. Vogt, Moundridge, Kans.), one sister (Mrs. S. S. Baumgarten, Portland, Oreg.), 25 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was one of a family of 13 children. A sincere Christian, a kind husband and a good father, he was always interested in the work of the church and community and gave freely of his time and money to both causes. Many sought his counsel and advice. When help was needed he was ready. Funeral services at Hess Memorial Hall, were in charge of Milo Kauffman and M. A. Yoder. Burial was made in the Garden Mennonite Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.