Helka, -- Norman Clayton, son of the late Elias Helka and Mary Ann Hoover, was born near Selkirk, Ont., Aug. 23, 1903; passed away at the Hamilton, Ont., General Hospital, Oct. 22, 1951; aged 48 y. 1 m. 29 d. In 1926 he was converted and joined the Rainham Mennonite Church, where he served his Master until his homegoing. He cared for his widowed mother while operating a small farm and a general repair business. Surviving are his mother, a brother (Freeman, of Selkirk), 3 nephews, one great-nephew, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. For a number of years he suffered ill health and in his more recent illness called for the special prayers of Godís people for the healing of his body. But God planned otherwise. The funeral was held Oct. 25, with a short service at the Fisherville Funeral Parlor and a public service at the Rainham Mennonite Church, in charge of A. Lewis Fretz, assisted by Amsa and Urias Martin, of Elmira, and Abram Smith, of Markham. Burial was made in the Lake Shore Cemetery.
Herr, -- Harry B., son of the late C. B. S. and Lizzie A. (Herr) Herr, was born June 21, 1871; entered into rest Nov. 13, 1951, at his home near Lancaster, Pa.; aged 80 y. 4 m. 22 d. He and his wife (Minnie Groff Herr) celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary, Nov. 4. Surviving besides his wife are 3 children (Anna, Mrs. Clair Deiter, Strasburg, Pa.; Willis G., and Harry G., both of West Lampeter, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Willow Street Mennonite Church and a teacher in the Sunday school for many years. Brief funeral services were held at the home Nov. 16 by John A. Breneman, with further services at the Willow Street Church by Emory H. Herr and Jacob T. Harnish. Text: II Cor. 5: 1; Job 14: 14. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Hochstedler, -- Savilla, daughter of Samuel and Rosa (Schrock) Hochstetler, was born in Washington Twp., Johnson Co., Iowa, Sept. 23, 1875; died at the Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, Nov. 25, 1951; aged 76 y. 2 m. 2 d. Jan. 22, 1907, she was united in marriage to John A. Hochstedler. They lived in the Sharon-Frytown community. She leaves her husband, one sister (Lizzie), her brothers (Noah and Aaron S., of Kalona; Lewis, Grants Pass, Oreg.), and a number of other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful and devoted member of the East Union congregation. Death resulted from a stroke, from which she did not regain consciousness. She was a true friend and her daily life was a testimony to her profession as a Christian; her influence will be remembered long in the church and community. Funeral services were held at the East Union Mennonite Church, with burial in the East Union Cemetery, D. J. Fisher and Albert S. Miller officiated.
Kropf, -- Mattie, daughter of John and Catherine (Rhodes) Keim, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Jan. 23, 1878; departed from this life, Nov. 8, 1951, at her late home north of Wellman, Iowa, after an illness of several months; aged 73 y. 9 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage March 22, 1908, to Noah Kropf. To this union 4 children were born. Three died in infancy. Surviving are his father; one son (Emery), one brother (Menno Keim, Middlebury, Ind.), 2 grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. She accepted Christ in her youth and was a member of the East Union congregation. She will be remembered by her friends for her devotion and concern for the church which she loved. After their marriage they established their home on a farm in Indiana, until 1938, when they moved to Iowa. They have lived in the Kalona and Wellman communities. Funeral services were held Nov.11, at the East Union Church, with D. J. Fisher, D. C. Bissinger, and S. B. Nafziger in charge. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Lantz, -- Eva Delilah, daughter of David A. and Elizabeth (Yoder) Miller, was born near Middlebury, Ind., Aug. 18, 1877; passed away at the Washington Co., Iowa, Hospital Nov. 6, 1951; aged 74 y. 2 m. 19 d. Death was caused by diabetes, from which she suffered the last six years. She was confined to bed the last four years. The family moved to West Liberty, Kans., where she grew to womanhood. In 1907 she went to Iowa and was married to Milo J. Kempf. After their marriage they settled on a farm in the Kalona community. There they lived until 1923, when they moved to Wayland. To this union 8 children were born. Her husband, 2 daughters (Addie, Mrs. Harley Keiser, and an infant), her parents, and 2 brothers predeceased her. December 1943, she was united in marriage to David Lantz, after which she resided in Kalona. Surviving her are her husband, 6 children (Mrs. Milo J. Miller and Mrs. Lawrence J. Miller, of Kalona; Mrs. Chester Miller, of Wellman; Loyd, Wayland, Iowa; Glen, Charles City, Iowa; and Zene, Pasadena, Calif.), 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Will Helmuth, Harrisonville, Mo.; Mrs. Barbara Zink, Inman, Kans.; Mrs. Roy Troyer, Hesston, Kans.; Mrs. Sam Troyer, Harper, Kans.), 4 brothers (Roy Miller, Hutchinson, Kans.; Samuel Miller, Nampa, Idaho; Chris Miller, Harrisonburg, Va.; David Miller, Edwards, Mo.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. At the age of thirteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. At the time of her death she was a member of the East Union Mennonite Church. She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude, never complaining. The reading of the Scriptures and prayer brought her much comfort. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church Nov. 9, conducted by Edward Diener and D. J. Fisher. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Martin, -- Fannie, daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Burkholder, was born May 5, 1865; died at her home near Ephrata, Pa., Sept. 11, 1951; aged 86 y. 4 m. 6 d. She had been in failing health for over a year. From the time of her youth she was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church. Nov. 22, 1887, she was united in marriage to Henry M. Martin, who preceded her in death eleven years ago. To this union were born 9 children: Mrs. Ada Hoover, Brownstown, Pa.; Daniel, Titus, Mary, and Ervin, Ephrata, Pa.; Leah, Mrs. John B. Weaver, Terre Hill, Pa.; Anna, Mrs. George Horst, Weaverland; Abel, Bards Crossing; and Eva, Mrs. George Zimmerman, deceased. Surviving besides 8 children are 49 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Mary Weaver), and 3 brothers (Moses, David and Daniel, Hinkletown, Pa.). The funeral was held Sept. 14, at the home by Harry Martin and at the Martindale Church by Aaron Sensenig and Isaac Zimmerman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Schrock, -- Lewis R., son of Levi and Mattie (Stutzman) Schrock, was born in Sheldon, Nebr., Feb. 11, 1910; passed away very suddenly of a heart attack while attending services at the Wellman Mennonite Church, Sept. 30, 1951; aged 41 y. 7 m. 19 d. He was united in marriage to Ada Lehman, Nov. 6, 1930, and lived in Nebraska until 1935, when they moved to Iowa. From that time they farmed in the Kalona community. He leaves his companion, 2 sons (Dellis and Leroy, both students at Hesston College, Hesston, Kans.), 3 daughters (Lila Mae, Wilma, and Thelma, at home), his father and stepmother, one half sister (Dorothy Schrock, Kalona, Iowa), 2 foster brothers (Clarence Schrock, Downey, Iowa, and James Pearl, Canton, Ohio), and a large number of other relatives and friends. His mother, one brother, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, at Wood River, Nebr. At the time of his death he was a member of the Iowa City Mennonite Church. There he was active and faithful, a teacher in the Sunday school and a member of the local mission board. He served in various other offices of the church, where he filled a large place. He will be missed in the home and community as well. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor; his daily life was a testimony of his profession. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church in charge of D. J. Fisher, Norman Hobbs, and Paul T. Guengerich. Burial was made in the family lot in the East Union Cemetery.
Springer, -- John B., son of John and Lizzie (Sutter) Springer, was born in Biarn, Germany, May 24, 1873; departed from this life Oct. 20, 1951; aged 79 y. 4 m. 25 d. At the age of seven he came to America with his parents, first settling in Illinois. A few years later he moved to Stuttgart, Ark. There he lived until 1920, when he moved with his family to Pryor, Okla., where he resided until death. Feb. 14, 1895, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Kuntze. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. His wife preceded him in death Jan. 6, 1929. March, 1943, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Iva Sutter, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Jacob C., Archbold, Ohio; and Samuel W., Pryor, Okla.), 3 daughters (Ida E. ñ Mrs. Dan Sommers, Archbold, Ohio; Susie M., Mrs. Alvin Oswald, Shickley, Nebr.; and Mrs. Ellen Kennel, of Archbold), one sister (Mrs. Barbara Roth, Wayland, Iowa), 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a large number of nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. In his is youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. He will be greatly missed by the family and the community. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at the Green Funeral Home and at the Zion Mennonite Church, conducted by I. J. Hartzler, Nelson Histand, and Alva Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
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Ash, -- John, son of Benjamin and Mary (Hostetler) Ash, was born Aug. 17, 1872; died Oct. 13, 1951; aged 79 y. 1m. 26 d. He was sick only a short time but had been suffering from sugar diabetes for quite a while. On July 4, 1912, he was married to Sara Burkholder, who passed away 9 years ago. To this union were born 8 sons (Perry, Wilmington, Del.; Norman, Bridgeville, Del.; Orval and Adam, Greenwood, Del.; Menno and Frank, New Castle, Del.; Roy, Milford, Del.; Daniel and David, Ridgeway, S. C.), and one daughter (Myra, Bridgeville, Del.), all of whom survive. Also surviving him are 10 grandchildren and one brother (Jonas Ash, Springs, Pa.). The family moved to Greenwood from western Maryland in 1927. John was a member of the Tressler Mennonite Church and was present at communion two weeks prior to his death. He was of a quiet disposition and had made his home with his daughter, Myra since the death of his wife. Funeral services were held Oct. 16, at the St. Johnstown Methodist Church near Greenwood, in charge of R. E. Layton and Bro. Walter Campbell.
Bell, -- Samuel W., was born Nov. 26, 1859, near Pottstown, Pa.; died Nov. 22, 1951; aged 91 y. 11 m. 26 d. He was a faithful member of the Pottstown Mission for 17 years. His devotion to his Lord and the church was outstanding. Since his eightieth birthday he had perfect attendance at Sunday school and church service for 11 years, except the last Sunday of 1950. He is survived by 3 daughters. Funeral services were held Nov. 26, 1951, Elmer G. Kolb and Maurice E. Hoover officiating. Interment was made in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Brooks, -- Richard Alfred, was born at Peoria, Ill., Mar. 10, 1930. He started to attend Sunday school as a small boy at the Pleasant Hill Church, attending there 5 years. Later he with his parents moved to Mildred, Minnesota; there he attended the Mildred Mission Church. At this place he accepted Christ as his Saviour under the guidance of the pastor, John H. Wiens. After 2 years time the family moved to Glendale, Ariz., here Richard was baptized by C. I. Tucker, pastor of the First Baptist Church and received into the fellowship of his church. When the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church was started in Arizona, he was a very willing worker, assisting in building the church building and the pastorís home. Several years later the family moved back to La Rose, Ill., where Richard, with other members of the family, transferred their membership to the Metamora Mennonite Church. His life came to a close in Korea on Sept. 12, 1951. Those surviving are his parents, 2 brothers, (Ronald and Allen), and his sister Carolyn. The Christian teaching received in his home and in the Sunday schools he attended seemed to have made an indelible impression upon his life and character.
Detweiler, -- Mattie Ann was born to Jonathan and Salome (Zook) King, April 22, 1870; completed her life on earth Dec. 1, 1951; aged 81 y. 7m. 9 d She joined the Mennonite Church at an early age and was a faithful member until her death. Dec. 15, 1892, she was married to Jacob L. Detweiler and for 51 years and 11 months this union continued under the approving smile of God. Her oldest son Lewis and her husband predeceased her. Surviving her are 2 sons (Roy, Logan, Ohio, and Arthur, West Liberty, Ohio), 4 daughters (Nellie, Mrs. Freeman Fisher, DeGraff; Pearl, Mrs. Chauncey Smucker, Hesston, Kan.; Martha, Mrs. Oliver Byler, West Liberty, Ohio; and Dorothy who has bravely taken the responsibility of caring for her mother), 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 7 step-grandchildren. Services were held at the home on Dec. 4 in charge of Stanley Shenk and at the South Union Church in charge of Stanley Shenk and Perry Daniels. Interment was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Eberly, -- Dorothy Irene, oldest daughter of Abraham and Mary (Riehl) Martin, was born near Columbiana, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1920; departed from this life Oct. 26, 1951, after a brief illness; aged 31 y. 1 m. 4 d. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Eberly Oct. 8, 1944. She leaves her beloved husband, 2 sons (Clifford M., 5, and Abraham Eugene, 2 ), her parents, 3 sisters (Edna, Mrs. Maynard Ressler, Wadsworth, Ohio; Elva, Mrs. Harvey Nighswander, Stoufferville, Ont.; and Martha), 2 brothers (Lester and Leroy), one cousin, Ray Riehl of Columbiana, who was raised in her home, 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Laura Compton, Columbiana, Ohio; and Mrs. Maryann Martin Fry, St. Jacobs, Ont.), and many other relatives and friends. One daughter, Mary Ann, preceded her in death. On Oct. 23, 1937, she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Pleasant View Mennonite Church where she remained faithful unto death. She will be greatly missed in the home, the church, and the community. In 1945 she worked 9 months at Catonsville, Md., mental hospital with her husband. A short time before she died, while talking to a friend, she remarked that she wants to live every day as if it was her last day. Brief funeral services were held Oct. 29 at the home of her parents by I. B. Snyder and an uncle Amos Martin of Ontario, followed at Pleasant View Mennonite Church by a service in charge of David Weaver assisted by Abram Good and at the cemetery by an uncle, Simon Martin of Ontario. Burial was made at the adjoining cemetery.
Hochstetler, --- William C., son of the late Crist and Sarah Hochstetler, was born April 5, 1874, and departed this life on Dec. 1, 1951, at the age of 77 y. 7 m. 19 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful until death. On Oct. 20, 1901, he was united in marriage to Emma Hill and lived a little more than 50 years in this wedlock. Two sons and one daughter were born to this union. He was the last one of the paternal family to succumb to the call of the death messenger. Five brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by his companion, Emma, 2 sons (Wilmer of Walnut Creek and Firman of Coshocton, Ohio), one daughter (Mrs. Floyd Kaser, Berlin, Ohio), 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the church Dec. 3, 1951, with Bro. Paul R. Miller in charge. Interment in church cemetery.
King, -- Fannie M., daughter of Adam and Salome Detweiler, was born Feb. 22, 1869, in Lawrence County, Pa.; died at the home of her son Archie King, in West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 20 , 1951; aged 82 y. 9 m. 28 d. At the age of about two, she moved with her parents to Wayne County, Ohio. On Feb. 26, 1896, she was united in marriage with Jacob Amandus King, who preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1929. To this union were born 6 sons and 3 daughters (Chauncey D., Fremont, Ohio; Archie L., West Liberty, Ohio; Raymond W., Springfield, Ohio; Bertha, Mrs. Thomas Zhouk, Chicago, Ill.; Leroy A., West Liberty, Ohio; Saloma Arbogast, Sidney, Ohio; Robert L., West Liberty, Ohio; Mary, Mrs. Arthur Miller, Springfield, Ohio; and Glen F., Scottdale, Pa.). She is survived by her 9 children, 24 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She joined the Mennonite church in her youth and was a faithful member until the time of her death. For many years she was a member of the South Union Mennonite Church at West Liberty, Ohio. Near the end of her life she moved to Scottdale, Pa., with her son Glen and became a member of the Scottdale Mennonite Church. She will always be remembered by her children as a godly mother, and as one who radiated a Christian influence. The funeral services were held at West Liberty, Ohio, on Dec. 22. They were in charge of Bro. John L. Horst of Scottdale, Pa., with Bro. Stanley Shenk assisting. Interment was made in the South Union cemetery.
Knouse, -- Amanda, daughter of William and Annie (Eglar) Sellars, was born Jan. 29, 1860, at Evendale, Juniata Co., Pa.; passed away at the home of her son Nov. 39, 1951; aged 91 y. 10 m. The last few months of her life she expressed a desire to go home. She spent her entire life in the community in which she died. In 1890 she was united in marriage to Samuel A. Knouse, who preceded her in death April 5, 1925. To this union 4 children were born, 3 of whom preceded her in death (William in 1935, Annie in 1936, and Margaret, Mrs. John Gingrich, in 1947). Mrs. Knouse was the last of 11 children. Surviving are her son John, Cocolamus, Pa., 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. In 1892 she and her husband united with the Lauvers Mennonite Church. She was the oldest member at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at the Laurvers Mennonite Church on Dec. 2 in charge of W. W. Graybill and Jacob G. Brubaker. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Carolyn May and Marilyn Kay, infant daughter of Lloyd and Lois (Hochstetler) Miller, were born on Oct. 23, 1951; passed away when less than a day old at the Goshen Hospital. Bereaved by this early passing are the parents, grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hochstetler of Goshen, and Mr. and Mrs. Abe Miller of Millersburg, Ind.), and other relatives. Funeral services were held Oct. 24, the day of their death. A prayer service in the hospital room was followed by services at the Culp Funeral Home in charge of Galen Johns. Burial was made in the Benton Cemetery.
Mottice, -- Sara Caroline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olive Farber, was born on Jan. 2, 1867, at Magnolia, Ohio. She departed this life on December 18, 1951, in her home located at 1958 Fourth Street SE, Canton, Ohio; aged 84 y. 11 m. 15 d. On March 8, 1885, she was united in marriage to William H. Mottice, who preceded her in death five years. To this union were born 3 children, a daughter Grace (who also preceded her in death) and two sons, Oliver and Harry, both of Canton. Other survivors include two sisters (Mrs. Cora Van Voorhis and Mrs. G. W. Penrose, both of Canton), 9 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She had been a member of the First Mennonite Church of Canton for 32 years, faithful and loyal in her support. As a life-long resident of the community she was greatly respected by all. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 20 in the Welch Funeral Home in charge of O. N. Johns. Burial was made in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Renno, -- David H., son of David Y. and Nancy Byler Renno, was born at Belleville, Pa., Oct. 24, 1892; died Nov. 15, 1951; aged 59 y. 22 d. He joined the Old Order Church in his youth and was a faithful member until death. On Dec. 7, 1915, he was married to Mina L. Peachey, who, with 2 sons (David Rudy and Trevis, Kalona, Iowa), 3 daughters (Sylvia, Sadie, and Miriam), survives him. One son and 2 granddaughters preceded him in death. Short services were held at the home Nov. 19, by John D. Yoder after which services were held at the home of Susan Peachey by Jesse Specher and Daniel King. Burial was made in the Amish Cemetery near the Locust Grove Church.
Shank, -- Susanna M., wife of Abram Shank, daughter of the late Samuel E. and Elizabeth Martin Horst; died at Mennonite Home, Maugansville, Md.; Dec. 14, 1951; aged 74 y. 8 m. 23 d. She was a faithful member of the Reiffs Mennonite Church for over 55 years. Surviving are her husband, Abram Shank; one daughter, Mrs. Samuel E. Horst; 3 brothers (Aaron M., Moses K., and Amos M. Horst), a sister Elizabeth Eby; 2 stepsons (Amos H. and Samuel L. Shank); 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral was conducted by the Reiffs Mennonite Church by Bros. Stanley and Reuben Martin; burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Snader, -- Amanda N., widow of Aaron R. Snader, was born Nov. 2, 1869; passed away at her home near Terre Hill, Pa., Oct. 8, 1951; aged 81 y. 11m. 6 d. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Annie Nolt Zimmerman, and was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. On July 16, 1896, she was united in marriage to Aaron R. Snader, who predeceased her on Dec. 25, 1947. Of this union there survive 3 daughters (Amanda, Sarah, Mabel, Mrs. Walter Weaver, Martinsdale, Pa.), 3 sons (Aaron Z., East Earl; Moses Z., New Holland; Jacob Z., Denver, Pa.). Also surviving are 3 stepchildren (Mary, Mrs. Oscar Diem, Bareville; Daniel, Narvon; Anna, Mrs. Mahlon Witmer, New Holland), 47 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, and 4 brothers and sisters (Abraham Zimmerman, Ephrata; Mrs. Sarah Hertzler, Barbara Zimmerman and George Zimmerman, all of Cumberland County). Funeral services were held at the home Oct. 11, 1951, by Aaron Weaver; at the Weaverland Mennonite Church by John W. Burkholder and David N. Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stanton, -- Lottie Louisa Reed, was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Aug. 8, 1877, and passed away in the Didsbury Hospital Oct. 26, 1951; aged 74 y. 2 m. 18 d. She was 2 years old when she moved with her parents to Oregon where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Benjamin Stanton Aug. 31, 1894, to which union was born one son and 2 daughters (Mervin Ray, Didsbury, Alta.; Echo Lorline, Mrs. Gordon Good of Aldersyde, Alta.; and Lois Bernice, Mrs. Cornelius Siemens of Eagle Hill, Alta.). Her husband preceded her in death in April 1939. She is survived by her family , 2 sisters (Mrs. James Brooks, Hubbard, Oreg.; and Mrs. Albert Kent, Woodburn, Oreg.), 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her Saviour early in life and about 1911 she and her husband united with the Mennonite Church near Hubbard, Oreg. In 1918 they moved to Duchess Alta., where they lived for 20 years. She was a charter member of the Mt. Calvary Mennonite Church near Westward Ho, Alta., where she remained a faithful member until death. 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.
Taylor, -- Oliver Winters, oldest son of Aaron W. and Mary (Showalter) Taylor, was born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 12, 1874; passed away Oct. 17, 1951, at the Ephrata, Pa., Community Hospital; aged 76 y. 10 m. 5 d. On Dec. 5, 1897, he was united in marriage to Catherine W. Geigley, who passed away Jan. 11, 1922. Later he married Leah H. Sensenig, widow of Martin Sensenig, who passed away on June 11, 1944. He was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa. He served as teacher and trustee at Weaverland for a number of years. He had a blacksmith shop and carriage works at Weaverland; later he moved to Ephrata, where he went into the auto trim business. Surviving are 2 brothers (William, Reading, Pa.; Edgar, Malvern, Pa.), one stepdaughter (Esther Sensenig, at home), and 2 foster children (Warren Martin, Fairfield, Pa.; and Marie Heiselman, Mrs. Milton Nauman, Manheim, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Weavaerland Church Oct. 20, in charge of Harry Lichty and Alvin Martin. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder, -- Menno B., son of Gideon and Gertrude Yoder, was born at Barrville, Pa., June 10, 1879, and died at Orrville, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1951, following an illness of 10 months. He was aged 72 y. 5 m. 29 d. In his youth he was received into the Mennonite Church. On Nov. 20, 1906 he was united in marriage to Alice M. Wenger, who died Dec. 27, 1936. To this union were born 3 daughters (Irene, Mrs. Vernon Lehman, Orrville; Mabel, Mrs. David Eberly, Orrville; Mary, Mrs. Manford Kilmer, Wadsworth). He was united in marriage to Mrs. Nannie McLarty on Dec. 10, 1946. Surviving are his wife, 3 daughters 7 granddaughter, 3 brothers (Andy Yoder, Orrville; Edo, West Liberty; and Noah, Huntington Beach, Cal.), and one sister (Mrs. Celina Icenogle, Bellefontaine, Ohio). Services were held at the home and the Orrville Mennonite Church, burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery. I. W. Royer and Levi Hartzler were the officiating ministers.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bachtel, -- Emma Shoup was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 14, 1868; died in the Wooster, Ohio, Hospital, Nov. 21, 1951; aged 83 y. 2 m. 7 d. She was married to Daniel Bachtel at Wooster; he predeceased her Dec. 28, 1927. She was at one time a resident of Wakarusa, Ind. Surviving are 4 children (Monroe, Mishawaka, Ind.; Myrtle, Mrs. George Bachtel, and Marvin Bachtel, Elkhart, Ind.; Merril Bachtel, New Paris, Ind.). One daughter Mandella, Mrs. Maynard Hoover), died Oct. 10, 1948. Surviving besides her children are 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 sisters (Mrs. Fred Hunsberger, Wakarusa, Ind.; Mrs. Melinda Forrer and Mrs. Harvey Eshliman, Orrville, Ohio). Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Brubaker, -- Leah, daughter of Elias and Nancy (Martin) Gingrich, was born in Waterloo, Ont., March 24, 1878; died after an illness of two weeks at her late home near Myerstown, Pa., Sept. 12, 1951; aged 73 y. 5 m. 19 d. At the age of ten she moved with her parents to Osceola Co., Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. In February, 1897, she was married to Jacob M. Brubaker. To this union were born 10 children. Surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons (Nancy, Mrs. Peter Smith, Lovina, Mrs. John Horst, Franey, Mrs. Leroy Groff, and Sara, Mrs. Melvin Gehman, Amon, and Simon, Myerstown, Pa.). Early in life she confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite Church remaining faithful to the Lord and to the church. She was a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother and grandmother, an unassuming neighbor and friend. Funeral services were held at the home Sept. 16 and at the Fairview Church by Banks Horning and Joseph Hostetler. Text: Job 17: 11. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ebersole, -- David M. Ebersole, was born May 26, 1867; died Dec. 24, 1951, at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Norman Shenk), Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 84 y. 6 m. 28 d. His wife died seventeen years ago. He is survived by these children: Mrs. Anna Mary Sipling, Manheim, Pa.; Mrs. Isaac Geib, Mt. Joy, Pa.; John Norman Shenk, Elizabethtown, Pa. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. He was a member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Miller Funeral Home and at the Elizabethtown Church, in charge of Clarence E. Lutz and Walter Keener, Jr. Burial was made in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Kropf, -- Arla Jean, daughter of Elmer and Minerva (Birky) Kropf, was born Dec. 11, 1951, at Eugene, Oreg.; passed away Dec. 13, 1951; aged 2 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Roy and Lyle), one sisters (Sherry), 4 grandparents (me. and Mrs. J. A. Birky, Salem, Oreg.; and Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Kropf, Tampico, Ill.), and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside services were held Dec. 17 at the Alford Cemetery, with John P. Yoder and Herman Kropf officiating.
Pfile, -- Celinda Meyer, was born in Lancaster Twp., near Freeport, Ill., June 10, 1865; died in a Freeport Hospital Dec. 22, 1951; aged 86 y. 6 m. 12 d. She was married to Henry Pfile in 1900. Survivors include one son (Russell). The last of her immediate family, she leaves a number of brothers-and sisters-in-law. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Freeport Mennonite Church in 1943. Funeral services were held at the Freeport Church Dec. 24, with Richard J. Yordy officiating. Text: Luke 2: 30-35. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wittrig, -- Amos, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Sutter) Wittrig, was born Jan. 16, 1892 at Hopedale, Ill.; died at his home in Hopedale, Dec. 8, 1951; aged 59 y. 10 m. 22 d. Aug. 2, 1914, he was united in marriage to Lydia Sutter, of Milford, Nebr. Surviving besides his wife are 3 sons (Howard, Glen, and Loren of Hopedale), one daughter (Iola Bowman, Lancaster Co., Pa.), 6 grandchildren, and the following sisters: Lena Litwiller and Mary Martin of Hopedale; Lydia Birkey, Alta, Mich.; and Anna Wittrig, Glendale, Colo.. His parents and one sister (Elizabeth) preceded him in death. In early youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to Christ and the church until his departure from this life. Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at the Davis Funeral Home and at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, in charge of Ivan Kaufmann, Simon Litwiller, and Ben Springer. Burial was made in the Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Allebach, -- David K., son of the late Abraham C. and Sarah H. (Kulp) Allebach, was born Oct. 1, 1872; died Dec. 1, 1951; aged 79 y. 2 m. On Feb. 12, 1897, he was married to Leanna Clemens, who survives him. Besides his widow he is survived by a foster daughter, one brother, and one sister. He was born of a farm near Hatfield, Pa., and always s lived in a home adjoining his birthplace. For a number of years he spent the winter in Florida. He departed from this life in Sarasota, Fla., after an illness of five weeks. On March 27, 1898, he was baptized and received as a member of the Plain Mennonite Church, Lansdale, Pa. At an early age he demonstrated much interest in Bible study, history, and music. In 1890 he became a Sunday-school song-leader. In 1898 he became a church chorister and on some occasions conducted singing classes. For more than thirty years he served as a Sunday-school teacher and from 1903 to 1910 as a superintendent. During this lifetime he compiled the data for the history of the Plain congregation recorded in Wengerís ìHistory of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference.î He also wrote a ìHistory of Hatfield,î published in 1944. He served as vice-president of the Franconia Mennonite Historical Society from its beginning in 1930 until the time of his death. His last accomplishment was the compiling of a record of burials in the Plain Mennonite Cemetery from the tombstones still legible. Funeral services were conducted at the Bayshore Church, Sarasota, on Dec. 2, by Timothy Brenneman and at the Plain Church, Lansdale, Pa., Dec. 6, with Wayne N. Kratz and John E. Lapp in charge. Text: I Thess. 4: 13, 14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hostetler, -- George Milton, was born Dec. 2, 1883, to David and Elizabeth (Kenagy) Hostetler, near Allensville, Pa.; died Dec. 22, 1951, at the Peninsula General Hospital, Salisbury, Md., of a heart condition; aged 68 y. 20 d. He grew to manhood near West Liberty, Ohio. Oct. 31, 1901, he was converted, in a very clear experience. Sept. 5, 1911, he was united in marriage to Mary Belle Smucker, who was a faithful companion to him for more than forty years. Ten children were born to them. They spent the first year of their married life at Hesston Bible School, then a year and half at the Canton Mission in Ohio. In July, 1914, he was ordained to the ministry at Oyster Point, Va., where he served the Providence congregation until September, 1922, when he and his family moved to Westover, Md. At Westover he served with Amos Ogburn, Aaron Mast, and Roy Payne, under the oversight of John S. Mast, until Sept. 17, 1933, when he was ordained bishop of the Holly Grove congregation by Bishop Mast. He took his responsibilities very seriously. He was a considerate father and husband. All his children and some of his grandchildren have chosen to unite with the church of his choice. Surviving are his companion, 9 children (Mabel, Mrs. Clarence Overholt, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Susie, Ransom, Kans.; Mark, Plain City, Ohio; Marie, Mrs. Kenneth Detwiler, Pocomoke City, Md.; Joseph, Elizabethtown, Pa.; David, Souderton, Pa.; George, Jr., Harrisonburg, Va.; and Sara Grace and Elmer at home), 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Ira and Steve, West Liberty, Ohio), and one sister (Mrs. Archie Hartzler, also of West Liberty). One son (John) preceded her in death in 1922. Funeral services were in charge of Amos King; Ira Kurtz preached the sermon. Others participating were Chris Kurtz, Amos Ogburn, David Yoder, Isaac Kennel, Isaac King, Calvin Kennel, and Walter Mahan of the Brethren Church. Interment was made in the Holly Grove Cemetery.
Lapp, -- Daniel G. Lapp, was born near Line Lexington, Pa., April 24, 1867; passed away in his sleep at his home in Sterling, Ill., Dec. 14, 1951; aged 84 y. 7 m. 16 d. In early youth he professed his faith in Jesus Christ as his Saviour, and to this faith he was true until the time of his passing. At the age of twenty-six he was ordained to the ministry. For seven years he served as an evangelist under the Mennonite Evangelizing Board, and for five years under the Kansas-Nebraska Conference. He was a member of the General Mission Board, and served as vice-president of that board for sixteen years. He was also a member of the Mennonite Board of Education, and served as its vice-president for ten years. On April 6, 1915, he was ordained bishop at large for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference. He was pastor of the Roseland, Nebr., congregation for forty-eight years. He was united in marriage to Ida M. Good, of Harper, Kans., Feb.22, 1898. To this union 7 children were born. In December, 1940, he and his wife moved from Roseland, Nebr., to Sterling, Ill. For six years he gave valuable service as pastor of West Sterling congregation. Surviving are his widow, 6 children (Paul Truman, and James of Sterling; Mahlon, Dixon, Ill.; Leon, Hopedale, Ill.; and Velma, Mrs. Wilbur Hostetler, Dhamtari, India), 15 grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. A son (Titus), his parents, 3 brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 17 at the funeral home by Robert Keller and at the Science Ridge Church by S. C. Yoder, of Goshen, Ind., assisted by A. C. Good.
Nussbaum, -- Christian A., son of Abraham and Eliza (Neuenschwander) Nussbaum, was born in Berne, Ind., April 4, 1886; passed away as the result of a heart attack suffered at his residence in Kidron, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1951; aged 65 y. 8m. 14 d. In 1903 he moved with his parents from Berne, Ind., to the Kidron community. On Oct. 13, 1910, he was married to Lizzie Lehman, daughter of John and Sarah J. Lehman. One daughter (Gladys) was born to this union. His wife preceded him in death March 11, 1914. He married Metta Wyss on July 3, 1915; they lived on their Kidron farm until his retirement in 1940, after which they resided in their new home adjoining the farm. This marriage was blessed with one daughter (Lillie). In early youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful all his life. He leaves his companion, 2 daughters (Gladys, Mrs. Paul Kiener and Mrs. Lillie Gerber, both of Kidron, Ohio), 6 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Samuel E., Amos A., Albert A., all of Apple Creek, Ohio; and William A., Dalton, Ohio), 4 sisters (Sarah, Mrs. Simon Hofstetter, Ella, Mrs. Frank Wyss, Kidron; Saloma, Mrs. David Wyss, Orrville, Ohio; and Bertha, Mrs. Silas Lehman, Apple Creek), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Two of his grandchildren looked to him in the last several years for paternal guidance. Remaining is his aged father-in-law (John Wyss), who resided with them. Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at the home and at the Kidron Church, with Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler, in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the Kidron Church.
Weldy, -- Freddie Lee, son of Curtis and Mary Weldy, R. 3, Elkhart, Ind., was born May 13, 1937; died Dec. 3, 1951; aged 14 y. 6 m. 20 d. He suffered from muscular dystrophy all his life, having been able to attend school only two years. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, was always cheerful and had a smile for everyone. For six years he was unable to walk but was bedfast only six days. Surviving are his parents and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Weldy, Wakarusa, Ind.; Mrs. Elizabeth Kentner and Noah Fox, of Goshen, Ind.). The funeral was held Dec. 6, at the Baugo Church of the Brethren with burial in the Olive Cemetery. Orvin J. Kilmer and Harvey Bowers officiated.
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Craig, -- John E., son of David T. and Elizabeth (Humpheries) Craig, was born in Augusta Co., Va., March 18, 1864; departed from this life at his home in Madrid, Waynesboro, Va., Aug. 31, 1951; aged 87 y. 5 m. 13 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Kennedy, who preceded him in death June 23, 1939. He was a faithful member of the Hildebrand Mennonite Church. Surviving are 4 sons (Walter D., Roanoke, Va.; Ernest E., Charlie P., Newport News, Va.; Arthur A., Staunton, Va.), 4 daughters (Mrs. Fannie Blosser, Crimora, Va.; Mrs. Everette Frazier, Waynesboro, Va.; Mrs. Clyde Smiley, Staunton, Va.; Mrs. John Martin, Waynesboro, Va.), one brother (Thomas Craig, Waynesboro), 22 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sept. 2 by Perry Burkholder and at the Hildebrand Church by Silas Brydge and Joseph Weaver. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Cressman, --Alson Cressman, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., April 4, 1885; died in the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ont., shortly after the close of the service on Christmas Day, 1951; aged 66 y. 8 m. 20 d. Dec. 5, 1906, he was married to Barbara Randall, who predeceased him Dec. 27, 1926. He leaves his son (Horace, Waterloo, Ont.), his mother (Mrs. Jacob Cressman, Bloomingdale, Ont.), 4 brothers (Herbert, Breslau, Ont.; Jacob, Kitchener, Ont.; Ivan, Bloomingdale; and Samuel, Preston, Ont.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Leslie Witmer, of Preston; Mrs. Eugene Brubacher, Kitchener; Mrs. Howard Stevanus, Bloomingdale; and Viola, also of Bloomingdale.), and 4 grandchildren. Two sisters predeceased him. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour. March 11, 1934, he was ordained deacon for the Cressman congregation and served faithfully the rest of his life. The funeral was held Dec. 28 at his late home near Waterloo, Ont., and at the Cressman Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery, B.B. Shantz and Oscar Burkholder officiated. Text: II Cor. 8: 12.
Dupler, -- Daniel C. Dupler, was born in Conoy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 24, 1867; died Dec. 3, 1951; aged 84 y. 3 m. 9 d. He had served faithfully as deacon in the Columbia Mission since 1935. The following children survive: Nathaniel, York, Pa.; Harry, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Bertha, Mrs. David Kohr, Grantsville, Pa.; Ezra, Maytown, Pa.; Margaret, Mrs. Samuel Ebersole, Anna, at home. Two children preceded him in death. He had 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was a man of few words, and was much concerned about the church as well as the unsaved. The funeral was held Dec. 7 at the Columbia Mission by Frank K. Garman, Christ Lehman, and James Bucher. His body was laid to rest in the Good Cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Sarah Ann, daughter of Joseph and Kathryn Oesch, was born in Hickory Co., Mo., May 23, 1880; died Dec. 14, 1951, at the Doctors Hospital in Harrisonville, Mo., where she had been a patient since Sept. 3, 1951; aged 71 y. 6 m. 21 d. She united with the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church in her youth continuing faithful until death. She was united in marriage to Christian J. Kauffman Feb. 6, 1910 near Garden City, Mo. They started housekeeping near Guymon, Okla., where they lived until December, 1914, when they moved to a farm near Garden City, Mo. There they lived until August, 1949, when they moved to East Lynne, Mo., to live with her brother (W. J. Oesch). Having no children of their own, they adopted a son (Kenneth). She leaves her companion and son, 2 brothers (W. J. Oesch, East Lynne, Mo.; and Simon, Kansas City, Kans.), 4 sisters Mrs. Emma Lehman, East Lynne; Mrs. Ida Smith, Garden City, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Yoder, Harrisonville, O.; and Barbara Hartzler, East Lynne), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church Dec.16, in charge of the home ministers. Text: Rev. 14: 13. Burial was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Mennypenny, -- Kate, widow of the late George Mennypenny, of White Earth, Minn., was born at Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minn.; died Dec. 56, 1951, at the White Earth Hospital; aged 63 y. 5 m. 3 d. She was a member of the second Indian band moving from Brainerd to White Earth. April 16, 1945, she united with the Strawberry Lake congregation. Survivors include her mother (Mary Roy), 3 brothers (Joseph, James, and David), 3 sons (Lewis, Richard and George), 2 daughters (Frances Parker, Chicago, Ill.; Christine Batey, White Earth, Minn.), 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her husband (George), 3 sons (Isaac, John, William), and one daughter (Louise) preceded her in death. The funeral was held at the Strawberry Lake Church, Dec. 9. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Myers, -- Wilma Kay, daughter of Virgil and Imogene Myers, Cloverdale, Ohio, was born in Lima, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1949; departed this life in St. Retaís Hospital in Lima at the age of 2 y. 3 m. 3 d. She had suffered a heart ailment for over a year. During her short stay here her presence spread love and sunshine in all who knew her. She leaves her parents and a brother (Charles). Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Mt. Pleasant Church, in charge of M. L. Troyer and Norman Smith.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.