Beachy, -- Mary, was born April 6, 1882; died Oct. 10, 1953; aged 71 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was the daughter of Emanuel and Mary J. (Miller) Hershberger. In her youth she acted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Beachy congregation at the time of her death. On Nov. 12, 1928, she was married to Bishop Moses M. Beachy, who died seven years ago. Her parents, one brother, and one sister also preceded her in death. She is survived by one sister (Katie) and 2 brothers (Samuel and Menno Hershberger, Grantsville, Md.), and 10 stepchildren (Annie, Noah, Ernest, Milton, and Irvin, Salisbury, Pa.; Ruth--Mrs. Melvin Beller, Mary--Mrs. Henry Yoder, Grantsville, Md.; Effie--Mrs. Amos W. Geigley, Fairfield, Pa.; Amelia--Mrs. Eli M. Yoder, Fisherville, Va.; and Alvin, Bluffton, Ohio). Funeral services were conducted Oct. 12, in the new Beachy Church, near West Salisbury, Pa. Interment was in the cemetery at Niverton.
Daniels, -- Perry, was born to William and Emma (Wilson) Daniels in Harrison Township, Champaign Co., Ohio, March 12, 1890. In the evening of Oct. 16, 1953, his automobile was involved in a head-on collision with a car driven by a close friend. When bystanders reached the scene, he was unconscious. He passed away a few moments afterward; aged 63 y. 7m. 4 d. It is thought that he may have suffered an acute heart attack a few seconds prior to the crash with the result that his car went out of control. As a young man he united with the South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio. In 1936 he was ordained as deacon of this congregation and served in this capacity for 17 years until the time of his death. His mother died when he was five. From the time that he was 9 until he was 21 he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Yoder, Degraff, Ohio. On Aug. 25, 1912, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Mae Yoder. He is survived by his widow, one son (Dwight, Lima, Ohio), and one daughter (Wilma, at home). Two children died in infancy. He is also survived by one brother (Fred E., Columbus, Ind.), 4 grandchildren, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the South Union Mennonite Church with Abram Kaufman in charge and with Wallace Kauffman and Stanley Shenk assisting. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery at West Liberty.
Gingerich, -- Esther Katherine, daughter of Menno and Elizabeth (Yoder) Gingerich, was born near Parnell, Iowa, June 22, 1915; passed away at the Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Oct. 15, 1953; aged 38 y. 3 m. 24 d. In addition to her aged parents she leaves to mourn her departure one brother (Irving, Parnell, Iowa), one adopted sister (Louella--Mrs. Eugene Blosser, Tokyo, Japan), 4 nephews, 5 nieces, and many other relatives and friends. One sister (Ella--Mrs. Orval Swartzendruber) preceded her in death. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour and united with the West Union Mennonite Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. Her desire was to help others was manifest in her love for the work of caring for the sick as a practical nurse. Funeral services were held at the West Union Mennonite Church, in charge of Paul T. Guengerich, Harvey M. Yoder, and G. G. Yoder.
Graybill, -- Hettie N., daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Burkhart, was born Nov. 20, 1883; peacefully passed away Oct. 15, 1953; aged 69 y. 10 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage to Floyd S. Graybill, on Dec. 24, 1903. She was a faithful member of the Grofffdale Mennonite Church, of which her husband is deacon, and was always ready to give her time and testimony for the service of the Lord. Besides her husband she is survived by 2 foster children (Jennie--Mrs. Charles Buck, and John Harry), 8 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Groffdale Mennonite Church in charge of Amos Sauder and Mahlon Witmer. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery with service conducted by Paul S. Wenger.
Hammer, -- Elsie, daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann (Wallace) Robb, was born July 25, 1871; passed away at Somerset Community Hospital, Sept. 23, 1953; aged 82 y. 1m. 29 d. She is survived by her husband, George H. Hammer, 3 children (David G., Boswell, Pa.; Louise--Mrs. Robert Cable, and Mildred--Mrs. Kenneth Thomas, Hollsopple, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Three sisters and 4 brothers preceded her in death. In her early youth she united with the Presbyterian Church but was deprived of the privilege of attending the church of her choice and at times worshiped at the Thomas Mennonite Church, where funeral services were conducted by Aldus Wingard with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Hamsher, -- Andrew S., son of the late Solomon and Elizabeth (Sipe) Hamsher, was born Oct. 22, 1865, at Bourbon, Marshall Co., Ind.; passed away on Oct. 10, 1953, at his home in Walnut Creek, Ohio, where he lived for the last 45 years; aged 87 y. 11 m. 19 d. In the late 1880ís he was married to Sarah Ann Gardner, who died 3 months after their marriage. One Feb. 15, 1890, he was married to Amanda Hochstetler, with whom he shared over 63 years of live. Surviving are his wife, 6 children (Milo and Mrs. Tressie Sundheimer, Shanesville, Ohio; Melvin, Walnut Creek, Ohio; Wallace, Berlin, Ohio; DeEtta and Paul, at home), also 27 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Two daughters (Iva and Sadie), and 3 grandchildren preceded him in death. He was the last and youngest of a family of 3 brothers and one sister. In 1887 he became a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church to which he remained a faithful member until his death. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Oct. 13, 1953, with brethren Venus Hershberger and Paul R. Miller in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hostetler, -- Katie Elizabeth, was born near Belleville, Pa., Oct. 18, 1883; departed this life Aug. 12, 1953; aged 69 y. 9 m. 25 d. She was the daughter of David Z. and Sallie (Stayrook) Yoder. On March 3, 1910, she was united in marriage to Ezra S. Hostetler, Reedsville, Pa. Also surviving are 2 children (Paul and Lena, both of Belleville, Pa.), one brother (Levi K., Reedsville, Pa.), and one sister (Mrs. Lydia Ann Zook, West Liberty, Ohio). She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister (Arie). She was afflicted for many years but was a patient sufferer. She was a charter member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, Pa., always faithful and consistent. Funeral services were held at the residence in charge of Erie Renno.
Imhoff, -- Esther Mae, daughter of Nora (Garber) and the late Samuel Imhoff, was born Oct. 21, 1900, at Low Point, Ill.; passed away at her home in Eureka, Ill., Sept. 23, 1953; age 52 y. 11 m. 2 d. She was preceded in death by her father in February, 1950. Surviving are her mother, one sister (Ruth, Eureka, Ill.), 3 brothers (Peter, Washington, Ill.; Ralph, Eureka, Ill.; and Sanford, Low Point, Ill.), 2 nephews, 6 nieces, and one grandniece. She united with the Metamora Mennonite Church in her youth and was loyal until her death, seldom absent from church services. Her devotion was further expressed in sincere service through the womenís activities in the church program, and her devotion to her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Her loyality to her church made her a spiritual asset to the congregation of which she was a member. Services were held at the Metamora Mennonite Church, in charge of LeRoy Kennel and Harold Zehr. Burial was made in the Hickory Point Cemetery near Metamora, Ill.
Transcriber's note: "Loyality" was the spelling used in the original text. It should be "loyalty."
Miller, -- Sarah J., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Nelson, was born in Lagrange County, Ind., on Nov. 11, 1863; passed from this life at the home of her son in Sparta, Mich., Sept. 14, 1953, aged 89 y. 10 m. 3 d. She was married to Harvey A. Miller, who preceded her in death in August 1924. In 1899, they moved from Indiana to White Cloud, Mich., where they were among the charter members of the White Cloud Mennonite Church. In 1913 her husband was ordained a deacon in the same church. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter (Mrs. Milo Mast, White Cloud, Mich.), one son (Floyd, Sparta, Mich.), 8 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, and one brother (J. Oliver, Newaygo, Mich.), besides a number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 18, 1953, in the Big Prairie Union Church by Edw. D. Jones with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Schantz, --- Katie, daughter of Joseph and Anna Ackerman, was born near Regensburg, Germany, Feb. 1, 1872; died at her home near Hydro, Okla., Jan. 29, 1953; aged 80 y. 11 m. 29 d. In her youth she confessed Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a member to the end. At the age of 13 she came with her parents to America and settled near Flanagan, Ill. On May 28, 1891, she was married to Peter Schantz, Flanagan, Ill., and in 1892 they moved to Fulda, Minn. In 1902 they moved to Rolfe, Iowa and in 1908 to a farm north of Hydro, Okla., which has since been her home. To this union 10 children were born (Emma--Mrs. Joe Slagell, Thomas, Okla.; Chris, deceased; William J., Portland, Oreg.; Alice--Mrs. John Slagell, Hyrdro, Okla.; Peter, deceased; Katie, deceased; Joe, Anna, and Amelia, at home; and Mary--Mrs. Everett Harris, Oklahoma City, Okla.). Her husband died on Nov. 18, 1940. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 sons, 5 daughters, 20 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Feb. 1, 1953, with Bishop Alva Swartzendruber in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery near by.
Schneck, -- Anna, daughter of Abraham P. and Marie (Welty) Moser, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Nov. 27, 1861; passed away at the Mennonite Old Peopleís Home, Rittman, Ohio, Oct. 9, 1953; aged 91 y. 10 m. 13 d. Following her acceptance of Christ as her Saviour she was baptized on April 11, 1879, and received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church. She was married Dec. 2, 1882, to David A. Schneck, with whom she shared lifeís joys and sorrows for more than 60 years. To this union one daughter was born who died in infancy. Two foster daughters (Jael Liechty Scott and Martha Warfield Schneck) also preceded her in death. Following the death of her companion, April 22, 1943, she lived with her nephew and family, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hofstetter, for a time, but later desired to make her home at the Mennonite Home near Rittman. Surviving her are one brother (Daniel A., Massillon, Ohio), one foster son (Marion Weuthrick, Columbus, Ohio), nephews, nieces, and friends. Funeral services were held at the Kidron, Ohio, Mennonite Church, Oct. 12, 1953, in charge of Bro. Allen Bixler and Bro. Isaac Zuercher, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Schrock, -- Samuel, son of Noah and Elizabeth Schrock, was born in Howard County, Ind., Mary 29, 1874; passed away at his home near Brethren, Mich., on Sept. 28, 1953; aged 79 y. 3 m. 30 d. On Nov. 25, 1899, he was united in marriage to Nancy Shrock, who preceded him in death on April 13, 1933. In his early youth he became a member of the Mennonite Church to which he was faithful to his death. He was the last of the charter members of the Pleasantview Mennonite Church, Brethren, Mich. Samuel was one of the early Mennonite pioneers to settle in the region of Chief, Mich., coming here in the spring of 1904, clearing up the land and building a home. He leaves to mourn his passing his adopted daughter (Mrs. Chester Leland, Brethren, Mich.), 3 grandchildren (Chester, Wayne, Brethren, Mich., Kathryn and Ellen Jean at home), one great-grandchild, 2 sisters (Ella Shrock and Lilly Lehman, Goshen, Ind.), one stepsister (Cora Dawson, Ostego, Mich.), 5 brothers (Harry and Clarence, White Pigeon, Mich., Jesse, Homer, and William of Indiana), one stepbrother (Ira Yoder, Goshen, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted from the Pleasantview Mennonite Church on Oct. 1, 1953, by Edw. D. Jones, White Cloud, Mich., with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Schweitzer, -- Nichols, son of John and Mary (Rupp) Schweitzer, was born in Millibank, Ont., Dec. 3, 1867; passed away Oct. 3, 1953; aged 85 y. 10 m. On Aug. 28, 1890, he was united in marriage to Mattie Troyer, who preceded him in death in 1944. This union was blessed with 8 children, 6 of whom remain to mourn his departure, 3 sons (William, Shickley, Nebr.; Lloyd, Carleton, Nebr.; and Perry, Shickley, Nebr.), and 3 daughters (Mrs. Gertie Saltzman, Mrs. Ellen Oswald, and Lena, all of Shickley, Nebr.). Also surviving are 35 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Jennie Harris, Medford, Oreg.). He made his home with Perry and his family for 9 years. Those preceding him in death besides his companion were 2 daughters (Mary and Katie), 7 grandchildren, his parents, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, uniting with the Mennonite Church to which he was faithful until the end. As his body grew weaker, his faith became stronger, and the prayers he offered on his deathbed will be a ringing testimony for his family. Funeral services were held at Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley, Nebr., by P. R. Kennel, Fred Reeb, Lee Schlegel and Ammon Miller, with burial in the church cemetery.
Short, -- Alma, daughter of Henry and Rachel (Frey) Aschliman, was born in Williams County, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1898; suddenly passed to her eternal reward on Oct. 14, 1953, at her farm near Stryker, Ohio; aged 55 y. 8 m. 27 d. On Feb. 27, 1922, she was united in marriage to Ira Short. They were permitted to share the joys and sorrows of life together almost 32 years. Three children came to bless this home. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (Clell Charles, Stryker, Ohio; and Leon Kieth, Archbold, Ohio), one daughter (Crystal A.,--Mrs. Alvin Troyer, Stryker, Ohio), 8 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Ada Eash and Mrs. Hulda Stamm, Archbold, Ohio; and Adeline, Berwyn, Ill.). Also Fredrick Ganshaw, San Antonio, Texas, who was reared in her parentsí home and is as a younger brother. She also leaves many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. In her younger years she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, united with the Lockport Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She was always s concerned for the spiritual welfare of her family and church, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need, especially to the sick. For many years she taught a Sunday-school class. Funeral services were conducted at the Lockport Church in charge of the local ministers. Burial was in the Lockport Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Kieth" is exact spelling in the text. Not an error.
Stauffer, -- Mary H., daughter of the late Moses W. and Anna (Hoover) Martin, was born near Martindale, Pa., on July 28, 1871; departed this life Sept. 25, 1953; aged 82 y. 1 m. 27 d. She was united in marriage to Franklin M. Stauffer, Nov. 8, 1894. She was a faithful member of the Weaverland congregation for many years. One of her greatest pleasures was to sew for the family and on the last day she lived, she sewed for charity. One daughter (Gertrude) preceded her in death in infancy. Surviving are her husband, 3 children (Barton A., Lancaster, Pa.; Anna M.--Mrs. Carpenter Martin, Baresville, Pa.; Clara M.--Mrs. John Rutt, Blue Ball, Pa., with whom she resided), 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 6 brothers and sisters (Annie, Mrs. Frank Z. Martin, East Earl, Pa.; Martha Martin, New Holland, Pa.; Mrs. Amanda Stauffer, East Earl, Pa.; Mrs. Frances Weaver, Denver, Pa.; Edwin H. Martin, East Earl, Pa.; and Moses H. Martin, New Holland, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, in charge of David N. Weaver and Alvin G. Martin, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Stutzman, -- Donald Gene, son of Elmer E. and Mary (Neff) Stutzman, was born Jan. 9, 1935, at Aurora, Ohio; passed away at the Childrenís Hospital, Akron, Ohio, after a few daysí illness with bulbar polio; Sept. 8, 1953; aged 18 y. 9 m. 20 d. He united with the Plainview Church while yet young and had very shortly before his illness taken his CO position. Surviving are his father, 3 sisters (Lucile Garner, Lakewood, Ohio; Aleda Wise, Kent, Ohio; Grace Hopkins, Mantua, Ohio), 5 brothers (Kenneth, Oakland, Calif.; Ray Allen, Wellston, Ohio; Mahlon E., Robert, and Ralph, all from Aurora, Ohio). His mother preceded him in death four years ago. A short private service was conducted at the graveside by the home ministers, Eugene Yoder and Elmer Stoltzfus.
Wyse, -- Amos, son of John and Lydia (Shantz) Wyse, was born near Wayland, Iowa, Aug. 15, 1880; passed away at the home of his nephew, Ivan Wyse, Wayland, Iowa, Oct. 8, 1953; aged 73 y. 1 m. 23 d. On Feb. 9, 1902, he was united in marriage with Luvina Gerig, who preceded him in death more than 27 years. In young manhood he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church. He was always interested in the work of the church and rejoiced that both of his children were called to active service in the church, his daughter to the faculty of Goshen College and his son to the office of deacon in the Lockport congregation in Fulton Co., Ohio. The day after he returned to Wayland from a 3-month attack of coronary thrombosis. He was looking forward to returning to Ohio to spend the winter with his son and family when the Lord called him to his eternal home. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 2 brothers (William and a twin brother Aaron) and 2 sisters (Bertha--Mrs. J. G. Roth, and Amanda--Mrs. Fred Klopfenstein). He is survived by one daughter (Olive, Goshen, Ind.), one son (Maynard, Archbold, Ohio), and 4 grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 10, 1953, with services at the Sugar Creek Church, conducted by the home ministers assisted by C. L. Graber. Interment was in the cemetery near by.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bergey, -- John David, son of James H. and Mary Z. (Troyer) Bergey, Fentress, Va., was born April 15, 1952; died Oct. 13, 1953; aged 1 y. 5 m. 28 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (James Harold), and his grandparents. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Fentress, Va., with Amos Wenger in charge. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Brubaker, -- Annie L., daughter of Abram and Eve Auker, was born in La Juniata Co., Pa., June 27, 1868; died Oct. 19, 1953; aged 85 y. 3 m. 22 d. On Dec. 22, 1892, she was married to William T. Brubaker, who preceded her in death in 1945. Seven children were born to this union (John, who died in 1918; Elmer, Lewistown, Pa.; Lucy--Mrs. Ira Graybill, Mifflintown, Pa.; Mary, who died in infancy; Bertha--Mrs. John Graybill, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Samuel, Mifflintown, Pa.; and Charles, Audubon, N. J.). Thirteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Mifflintown, Pa., by Banks Weaver, Clarence Lutz, and Donald Lauver, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Gromoll, -- Herman, son of the late August and Augusta (Shultz) Gromoll, was born in Germany, Oct. 20, 1879; died Oct. 13, 1953, at St. Josephís Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 73 y. 11 m. 25 d. On Nov. 4, 1901, he was married to Annie M. Ruhl, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and a son (Edna--Mrs. Raymond Heisey, Rheems, Pa.; Nora--Mrs. Irvin K. Gerber, Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Herman, Jr., Mountville, Pa.), and one granddaughter. He was a faithful member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held from the Miller Funeral Home in Elizabethtown on Oct. 16, in charge of Walter L. Keener, Jr., and Clarence E. Lutz, with interment in the Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery.
Mann, -- Robert, was born June 7, 1939, into the home of Clifford and Helen (Ebersole) Mann, Elkhart, Ind. On April 14, 1949, Robert was baptized and united with the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind. After fourteen years with a congenital heart condition and several weeks of gradual decrease in strength, Robert passed away quietly at home on Oct. 7, 1953, aged 14 y. 4 m. Surviving him are his parents, 2 sisters (Louis and Margaret), 2 brothers (John and Lawrence) and 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ebersole, and Mrs. Delilah Mann).
Smith, -- Alice Maud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guston Adams, was born near St. Anns, Ont., May 18, 1871; passed away in the Lindsay, Ont., hospital, Oct. 13, 1953, in her eighty-third year. Preceding her in death were her husband and one daughter (Irene). Surviving are 3 children (Hattie--Mrs. Charles Hibbett, and Jason, both of Vineland, Ont.; and Charlotte--Mrs. Horace Shaw, Woodville, Ont., with whom her mother resided for the past few years.). She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Vineland for about sixty years and was one of the oldest members of the congregation. Funeral services were held at Woodville, Oct. 14, and at Bealsville Funeral Home, Oct. 16. Services at Bealsville were conducted by S. F. Coffman. Interment was made in the Vineland Cemetery.
Wade, -- Craig Erb, infant son of Cecil and Carol (Erb) Wade, was born in Sterling, Ill., Sept. 6, 1953, and passed away Sept. 13, 1953. Services were conducted by A. C. Good and Robert Keller.
Weaver, -- Michael A., son of the late Jacob W. and Magdalena Auker Weaver, was born near New Holland, Pa., Aug. 17, 1874; died at his home at New Holland, Pa., Sept. 4, 1953; aged 79 y. 18 d. He was a faithful member of the Pike Mennonite Church since his youth. In 1898, he was married to Esther Weber, who preceded him in death. To this union were born 4 children, 2 of whom preceded him in death. In 1913, he was married to Mary Magdalena Buckwalter, who also preceded him in death. To this union were born 3 children. In 1947, he was married to Hettie Zimmerman. He leaves to mourn his departure, his companion, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Walter W.; Paul W., Ruth B.--Mrs. John J. Horst, all of Ephrata, Pa.; Martha B.--Mrs. William B. Martin; and Martin B., both of New Holland, Pa.), 20 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Levi A., New Holland, Pa.), and 2 stepbrothers (Clayton Fox, Terre Hill, Pa., and Daniel Fox, Ephrata, Pa.). Funeral services were held Sept. 7, at the Pike Mennonite Church by Weaver Zimmerman and Peter Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yeackley, -- Eric Dean, son of Darrel and Naomi (Riley) Yeackley, was born Aug. 5, 1951; passed away Sept. 30, 1953, at the Bryan Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, Nebr.; aged 2 y. 1 m. 25 d. He leaves to cherish his memory his father and mother, one sister (Carmen Kay), 2 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. George Yeackley, Milford, Nebr., 2 great-grandmothers (Mrs. Lydia Riley, Crete, Nebr., and Mrs. Fannie Yeackley, Milford, Nebr.), uncles, aunts, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Mennonite Church in charge of A. M. Miller, Oliver Roth, and Sterling Stauffer, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder, -- Maggie Mae, daughter of D. H. and Leah Plank, was born Feb. 11, 1883, at Rantoul, Champaign Co., Ill.; passed away Oct. 16, 1953, at her home in Garden City, Mo.; aged 70 y. 8 m. 5 d. Mae was baptized and became a faithful member of the Bethel Mennonite Church. In January, 1919, she was united in marriage to Isaac K. Yoder. Four children came to bless this home (Harold, who died in infancy; Gertrude--Mrs. Earl Lee, Neosho, Mo.; Wilbur, Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; and Lois--Mrs. Dale Miller, Florence, Kansas), also 7 grandchildren. Besides her immediate family she leaves one sister and 4 brothers, a large number of close relatives and a host of friends who mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church in charge of W. R. Hershberger and Walter Davenport, with burial in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Amstutz, -- Melinda, daughter of Mathias and Dinah M. Gerber, was born in Sugar Creek Township, Nov. 12, 1864; passed away at the home of her niece Oct. 31, 1953; aged 88 y. 11 m. 19 d. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her early youth and joined the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful member until death. On Aug. 16, 1913, she was married to Daniel H. Amstutz, who died Sept. 1, 1927. Surviving are one brother (Jacob M. Gerber, Apple Creek, Ohio), 2 stepdaughters (Mrs. Simon A. Gerber, Reedley, Calif.; and Mrs. Noah E. Stauffer, Fort Wayne, Ind.), 37 stepgrandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother, 3 stepdaughters, and 2 stepsons. Funeral services at the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in charge of Louis Amstutz and Simon Sommer. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Basinger, -- Anna, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Burkhart, was born Sept. 14, 1872, at Bowmansville, Pa.; passed away July 27, 1953, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Garmotter, Bluffton, Ohio. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Zion Mennonite Church near Bluffton. In Recent years she transferred her membership to the Salem Church near Elida, Ohio. In 1890, she was married to Noah J. Basinger, who preceded her in death 13 years ago. To them were born 7 children of whom the following survive: Mrs. Lesta Hostetler and Mrs. Agnes Kidd, Columbus Grove, Ohio; Mrs. Sylvia Garmotter, Bluffton, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Wood, Cortland, Ohio; Otis, Mt. Cory, Ohio; and Mare, Gomer, Ohio), also 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Harry Roth, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Nettie Lehman, Pandora, Ohio; and Mrs. Lena Smith, Elida, Ohio). Funeral services were held at the Ebenezer Church near Bluffton, Ohio, in charge of Richard E. Martin and H. T. Landes. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Hammer, -- Donald Lewis, was born Oct. 19, 1936, at Rose Hill, Ill.; departed this earthly life Oct. 26, 1953; aged 17 y. 7 d. He was the son of Howard and Dorothy Hammer, Kidron, Ohio. His only brother, Jimmy preceded him in death eight years ago. Donís body was buried in the Oakwood, Ohio cemetery. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his parents, one sister (Jeanne), his grandfather and grandmother (Clarence and Jessie Robert, Montrose, Ill.), and grandmother (Lulu Hammer, Lakeland, Fla.); also 6 uncles, 6 aunts, and a number of other relatives and friends of all ages. Don was a Christian, having been led to Christ by his father and baptized at the age of 9. He was a member of the Wooster, Ohio, Mennonite Church. To the end he declared his loved for Christ, his faith in Christ, and his readiness to meet the Lord.
Hertzler, -- Abram W., son of the late Christian and Catherine (Weber) Hertzler, was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., Nov. 21, 1881; passed away Aug. 19, 1953; aged 71 y. 9 m. 19 d. He was married to Sylvia Holtz, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Ruth Payne, New Cumberland; Mrs. Kathryn Espenshade, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. Dorothy Palmer, Hummelstown, Pa.; and Mrs. Margaret Beattle, Orrville, Ohio), one son (L. Martin, Livingston, Calif.), 3 sisters (Mrs. E. J. Lauver and Mrs. Annie Zimmerman, Mechanicsburg; and Mrs. Shelley Musser, New Holland, Pa.), 2 brothers (Daniel Z., and H. C., Mechanicsburg), and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug. 22, at the Musselman Funeral Home Lemoyne, Pa., with his pastor, Herbert W. Stroup of the Trinity Lutheran Church, in charge. Burial was in St. Johns Cemetery, Shiremanstown, Pa.
Lehman, -- Aaron K., son of Peter H. and Mary (Kennel) Lehman, was born near Lowville, N. Y., May 13, 1897; passed away at his home in Castorland, N.Y., Oct. 11, 1953; aged 56 y. 4 m. 28 d. For over a year he had been afflicted with a heart ailment and was unable to work. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with Conservative Amish Mennonite Church. On June 16, 1925, he was united in marriage with Saviera Gingerich, Baden, Ont. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 4 daughters (Doris, Adalene, and Loretta, at home; Kathleen--Mrs. Elmer Moser, Castorland, N.Y), 2 sons (Clifton, Castorland, N. Y., and Aaron Arthur, at home), one grandson (Lawson Lehman), 2 brothers (Emanuel, Castorland, N.Y., and Simon, Lowville, N. Y.), one sister (Rosina, Lowville, N. Y.), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Croghan Church by Lloyd Boshart and Andrew Gingerich with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, -- Clara, was born Sept. 22, 1880, to Samuel and Lydia (Shrock) Slabaugh in the home in which she lived and died. Two years of her life were lived in Illinois. She united with the Howard-Miami congregation soon after her conversion which took place while attending a short term Bible course at the Elkhart Institute. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Joseph B. Martin, to whom she was married Feb. 16, 1907; 4 sons and 5 daughters (Laurel, Melvin, and Beulah Powell, Greentown; Willard, Bremen, R. I.; Velma Litwiler, Goshen, Ind.; Raymond, Kokomo, Ind.; Inez Litwiler, Morton, Ill; Ruth and Rozella, at home). One son died in infancy. There are also 23 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and one sister (John, Niles, Albert, J. S., and Lida). Funeral services at the Howard-Miami County Church on Oct. 30 in charge of A. G. Horner and E. J. Hochstedler. Burial was in the Shrock Cemetery.
Miller, --- Benjamin E., son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Miller, was born April 7, 1874, in Lancaster Co., Pa. On Feb. 4, 1897, he was married to Anna Mary Weaver, who preceded him in death June 21, 1931. This home was blest with 3 sons (Roy W., and Paul B., Wichita, Kans.; Oliver W., Newton, Kans.), and one daughter (Edna Ruth--Mrs. J. B. Byler, Akron, Pa.). Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He was baptized in 1896 at the Pennsylvanian Mennonite Church where he retained his membership, except for the years when he lived in Wichita and affiliated with the Woodland Mennonite Church. While visiting friends in western Kansas, over the week end of Oct. 25, he was stricken with coronary occlusion, and passed away Oct. 27, 1953, aged 79 y. 6 m. 20 d. Funeral services were held at the Pennsylvania Church with Earl Buckwalter and Owen Hershberger in charge. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Nutter, -- Saloma, was born Aug. 30, 1879, at Williamsburg, Ind.; passed away at her home in Wichita, Kans., Oct. 15, 1953; aged 74 y. 1 m. 16 d. She is survived by her husband, 5 daughters, 3 sons, 37 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, and one brother. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Protection Kans. Funeral services were held in the Culbertson Chapel in charge of Leo J. Miller.
Snyder, -- Wayne Lee, son of Kenneth and Erma (Kaufman) Snyder, was born Nov. 3, 1935; at Filer, Idaho; died Oct. 15, 1953, at Crescent Lake, Oreg.; aged 17 y. 11m. 12 d. At the age of 10 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Filer Mennonite Church. Surviving him are his parents, 2 sisters (Joyce and Carol), one brother (Dale), his grandparents (C. U. and Mary Snyder, Albany, Oreg.; Harry and Annie Kaufman, Hesston, Kans.), many uncle, aunts, and other relatives and friends. Wayneís services to the church were faithful but short because of his sudden death by drowning while boating on the lake. His testimony at death and his service in the church will long be remember by us as a congregation. Ministers in charge of the services at the Filer Mennonite Church were Louis Landis and Allen Erb.
Solano, -- Pablo, son of Mauricio Solano and Emeteria Acosta, was born in Mixtlan, Jalisco, Mexico, June 29, 1896; passed away at St. Lukeís Hospital, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 28, 1954; aged 57 y. 3 m. 30 d. He was married to Erlinda Rangel on Nov. 18, 1927. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Salvador Solano Sanchez and Arcadio Solano Ramirez), 4 sisters (Eulogia, Mexico; Juanita, Chicago; Adelaida and Rita, Mexico), and a number of grandchildren. He accepted Christ and was baptized in February 1947, becoming an active member of the mission among the Spanish people in Chicago. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Mexican Mission by Mario O. Snyder, with burial in Glen Oak Cemetery, Maywood, Ill.
Troyer, -- Viola (King), was born at Garden City, Mo., April 9, 1895; departed this life Oct. 24, 1953; aged 58 y. 6 m. 15 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. She was married to Levi Troyer on Feb. 28, 1926. To this union were born 2 sons and one daughter. One son died in infancy. Surviving are her husband, one son (Lee Edward), one daughter (Margaret Ruth), 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Henry J., Arcola, Ill.; Marvin, Clara Zimmerman, Adelia, Arami, and Clarence, all of Harper, all of Harper, Kans.; and Hubert, Ludlow, Ill.), nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Services were held at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Harper, Kans., in charge of Waldo E. Miller and R. M. Weaver. Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
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Brunner, Hannah O., daughter of the late Hannah and Abram S. Overholt, was born in Bucks Co. Pa., April 3, 1868; died May 17, 1953; aged 85 y. 1m. 14 d. She accepted Christ in her younger years and united with the Deep Run Mennonite Church, where she remained a faithful member until her Lord called her home. She was united in marriage to Harvey S. Brunner Oct. 9, 1886. Her husband and one son (Wallace) preceded her in death. Those surviving are 2 sons (Benjamin Franklin, Doylestown, Pa., and Harvey LeRoy, Harrisburg, Pa.) , one granddaughter, 3 great-grandchildren, and a number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Mennonite Church of Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Detweiler, Emma (Dinning), was born Oct. 28, 1871; passed away Feb. 15, 1953, at the Convalescent Home, Hatfield, Pa.; aged 81 y. 3 m. 17 d. She united with the Deep Run Church, Pa., where she was a faithful member until death. She was united in marriage to Reuben G. Detweiler, April 2, 1892. To this union were born one daughter and one son. Her husband and both children preceded her in death. Those surviving her are one brother, her son-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Mennonite Church, Deep Run, Pa., Feb. 18, in charge of Wilson Overholt and Abram Yothers. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, John D., son of Daniel B. and Mary (Troyer) Miller was born Feb. 27, 1862 near Walnut Creek, Ohio; passed away Nov. 2, 1953 ; aged 91 y. 9 m. 5 d. On Nov. 18, 1883 he was married to Katie Ann Troyer; who preceded him in death 17 years ago. To this union were born 11 children, 6 of whom survive (Amanda- Mrs. Herb Gerber, and Jonathan of Sugarcreek; Mattie- Mrs. Geo. Beechy, Berlin; Ollie- Mrs. Milo Hamsher, Shanesville; Treva- Mrs. Carl Feigert, Dundee; and Daniel, Apple Creek, Ohio), also 34 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Five children preceded him in death. One brother, Amra, survives while 4 brothers and 7 sisters have gone on before. The deceased was a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church since early in life and attended services faithfully until failing health prevented him from doing so. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Nov. 4, with Paul R. and D. D. Miller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Miller, Phineas S., was born Sept. 4, 1882, in LaGrange Co., Ind.; passed away Nov. 3, 1953, at his home in Nappanee, Ind.; aged 71y. 2m. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Anderson on Feb. 8. 1906. One son (Ivan) preceded him in death. Survivors include the widow, 3 daughters (Mrs. Perry Bontrager, Kokomo, Ind.; Mrs. Oba Bontrager, Mesa, Ariz.; and Mrs. Dewey Samples, Mishawaka, Ind.), 3 sons (Ammon and Marvin of Nappanee, and Alvin, Gap, Pa.), 3 brothers (Milo, Mercer, Pa.; Amos, Topeka Ind., and Levi, Hazelton, Iowa), 4 sisters (Mrs. Sam Christner, Geneva, Ind.; Mrs. Noah Gingerich, Millersburg, Ohio; Mrs. Willis Miller, Shipshewana, Ind., and Mrs. Raymond Miller, Nappanee, Ind.), 18 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. A short service was conducted at his home in Nappanee by Homer F. North and at the Dan I. Hochstetler home by the Amish ministers.
Smucker, Ellwood Dale, was born to Daniel M. and Frances (Yoder) Smucker, Jr., May 4, 1943, at Denbigh, Va. At the age of six months he moved with his parents to Harrisonburg, Va., where he passed away Oct. 6, 1953; aged 10 y. 5 m. 2 d. Although he was not active and never developed as other children, his life was a blessing in many ways and he is greatly missed in our home. Besides his parents he is survived by 3 sisters (Norma Jean, Helen Jo, and Janet Karen), a brother (David Gary), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Smucker, Harrisonburg, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. J. Harvey Yoder, Denbigh, Va.), and many other relatives. Funeral services were held at Ridgeway Mennonite Mission, Harrisonburg (where his father is pastor), in charge of Daniel W. Lehman and James K. Stauffer. Burial was made in the Lindale Mennonite Church Cemetery, Linville, Va.
Unzicker, Jacob Christian, was born May 20, 1873, at Witterfield, Bavaria, Germany, He came to America at the age of 13, and settled at Pocahontas, Iowa, where he married Christine Tucking. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters (Joseph, John, Jacob, and Paul, Fort Huemine, Calif.; Mary Nelson, Fort Huemine, Calif.; and Alice Proctor, Oklahoma City, Okla.), all of whom survive. One sister of Germany also survives. He came to Walters, Okla. in 1907, when he homesteaded the farm on which he lived at the time of his death, Oct. 28, 1953. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church near Hydro, Okla., for the past 15 years. The distance made it impossible for him to attend regularly, but he was always faithful in coming when he could and especially for communion. Funeral services were held at the funeral home at Walters, conducted by Alva Swartzendruber, with interment in the cemetery near by.
Welty, John M., son of John W. and Mary (Stump) Welty, was born Oct. 18, 1876, at Nappanee, Ind.; departed this life Nov. 4, 1953 ; aged 77 y. 17 d. In 1896 he was married to Fannie Fisher, who passed away in 1916. To this union were born 4 sons (Wilbur F., Benton, Ind.; Guy Irwin, who died in 1918; Charles C. and Jay, both of Nappanee). In 1919 he was married to Amanda Anglemeyer, who passed away in 1949. He is also survived by a stepdaughter (Elizabeth Anglemeyer at home), 2 brothers (Jesse and Cornelius, both of Nappanee), 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. When a young man Bro. Welty united with the church and was a very faithful member of the Mennonite Church until his death. Funeral services were held Nov. 7, at the Union Center Church with Homer F. North and Francis Freed in charge. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
West, Berdena Ellen, daughter of Clarence and Berdena (Miller) West, was born Jan. 4, 1936, at Hubbard, Oreg.; departed this life suddenly by drowning at Crescent Lake, Oreg., Oct. 15, 1953; aged 17 y. 9 m. 11 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 9 years and united with the Sweet Home Mennonite Church. Her greatest joy was serving her Master, testifying in song, deeds, or words. She humbly submitted to His will when He called her home while on an outing with the senior class from Western Mennonite School. Her heart's desire was to be a missionary for her Lord and this is the method God chose. She is survived by her father, mother, a brother (Robert Dean), and a sister (Marilyn Nadine), all of Sweet Home, Oreg. Joint funeral services for Ellen, Sanford Kauffman, and Wayne Snyder were held at the Western Mennonite School with Allen Erb, N. A. Lind, and Marcus Lind in charge. Burial was in the Sweet Home Cemetery.