Beachy, -- Steven James, was born to Melvin and Dorothy Beachy, Feb. 19, 1954; passed away Feb. 6, 1955, near Altha, Fla.; aged 11 m. 13 d. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers, and one sister (Harold Gene, Shirley Darlene, Darold Dan, and Marlin Jay), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Sam Beachy and Mr. and Mrs. Abe Nisly, of Kansas), and many other relatives and friends. Little Steven had some trouble with asthma, but was otherwise a robust child. He had a cold for a few days. Sunday morning upon arising the family was shocked to see his life was gone. His oldest brother, Wayne, had gone before him at the age of 2 _ years. Funeral services were held Feb. 8 with Raymond Byler and Richard Kling in charge.
Burkholder, -- James Earl, stillborn son of Clarence and Hilda (Hoylman) Burkholder, What Cheer, Iowa; was born at Washington, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1955. Funeral services were held on Feb. 17 at the Powell Funeral Home, Wellman, Iowa, conducted by Perry Blosser. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Hershey, -- Ephraim L., son of the late Henry and Elizabeth
(Leaman) Hershey, was born in Lancacaster Co., Pa., Jan.
2, 1866; died March 12, 1955, at the home of his son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Willis L. Hershey, Kinzers, Pa., after
a very brief illness; aged 89 y. 2 m. 10 d. He resided there for
about 8 years. He was a member of the Pequea Mennonite Church,
attended services regularly until he was suddenly called home.
On Nov. 7, 1889, he was married to Catherine Hoover, who
preceded him 5 years ago. Surviving are these sons and daughters
(Chest H., Lebanon, Pa.; Alice M.-Mrs. I. Leaman Hershey, Gap,
Pa.; Ada E. Mrs. Willis L. Hershey, with whom he resided;
Willis H., Paradise, Pa.; Lena L.-Mrs. Samuel Finkbiner, Mountville,
Pa.; John C., Gordonville, Pa.; and Henry H., Ronks, Pa.), also
25 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. He was the last
of his immediate family. Funeral services were held March 15 by
Hershey Sensenig and Joseph Weaver at the Hershey Church. Interment
was made in the Pequea Mennonite Church.
Hostetter, -- Michael Clair, son of Amos and Climera (Good) Hostetter, was born Feb. 6, 1955, at Swartzville, Pa., where he passed away on March 16, 1955; aged 1 m. 10 d. Besides his parents he is survived by these brothers and sisters (Howard Joseph, Rachel, Lucy, Marie, Amos Eugene, and Susie Elizabeth), 4 grandparents (Howard Z. Goods and Joseph Hostetters), and the great-grandparents (Harry Hornings). Funeral services were held at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Benj. Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Klopfenstein, -- Jemima, daughter of Theopholus and Fannie (Vonier) Aeschliman, was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 8, 1884; departed this life Jan. 20, 1955, at her home in Wauseon, Ohio; aged 70 y. 10 m. 18 d. On Dec. 31, 1903, she was united in marriage to Aaron Klopfenstein. Her companion preceded her on March 22, 1934. Six children came to bless their home (Francis-Mrs. Harley Beck, Archbold, Ohio; Arthur and Mabel-Mrs. Dennis Struckey, Wauseon; Ellen-Mrs. Raymon Aschliman, Stryker; Roy , Wauseon; and Doris at home). She was preceded in death by her father, her companion, and 4 grandchildren. Surviving are the 6 children, her aged mother, 2 brothers (Ben, Archbold; Enos, Wauseon), 2 sisters (Mary-Mrs.Henry Richer, and Lucinda-Mrs. Sam Richer, both of Wauseon), 19 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. She and her husband became Christians several years after their marriage and became members of the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful member of the West Clinton congregation and severed her Lord in a meek and quiet spirit. On Sept. 6, 1954, she first became afflicted after suffering a stroke, but improved for a time and was able to be about her home again. Later, after several more strokes , she gradually became worse until the Lord took her home to Himself. Funeral services were held at the West Clinton Church with D. L. Sommers and E. B. Frey officiating. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Miller, -- Menno W., son of William K. and Anna (Brenneman) Miller, was born near Green Center, Iowa, Nov. 21, 1886; died at his home in Wellman, Iowa, March 15, 1955; aged 68 y. 3 m. 24 d. He accepted the Lord in his youth and became a member of the Upper Deer Creek Church, and in his congregation spent his entire life, serving at various times in the work of the Sunday school and church. On Dec. 25, 1917, he was united in marriage with Barbara Swartzendruber. To this union 4 children were born (Lester J., Wellman; Lydia Fern, who died when 10 months old; Paul W., Wellman, and Ruth Darlene, stillborn). He leaves to mourn his passing his companion, 2 sons, 8 grandchildren, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, and other relatives and friends. His brother and sisters are (Amanda-widow of Menno S. Yoder, Peter B., Anna-Mrs. Harvey Bender, Samuel W., Barbara-Mrs. Daniel J. Gingerich, Lydia-Mrs. William S. Yoder and Mary-Mrs. Christian Helmuth, all of Kalona, Iowa). His parents and one sister also preceded him. He suffered from a heart ailment for the last 11 years, but not until the last several month was it really serious. The last four weeks it was necessary to administer oxygen at all times. Funeral services were held March 17 at the Upper Deer Creek Church conducted by Albert S. Miller, Elmer G. Swartzendruber, and John Y. Swartzendruber.
Schmucker, -- Charles L., son of Joseph L. and Anna (Roth) Schmucker, was born Aug. 10, 1885 near Stryker, Ohio; passed away at his home in Pettisville, Ohio, Jan. 24, 1955; aged 69 y. 5 m. 14 d. After being bereft of his mother early in life, he lived for a time in Indiana, but spent most of his life in Ohio, having farmed near Pettisville for 42 years. He gave his heart to the Lord in his youth, united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member of the West Clinton congregation. On Nov. 16, 1905, he was united in marriage with Hannah Freyenberger. Their home was blessed with 4 sons and one daughter (George, Reedley, Calif.; Earl, South Bend, Ind.; Harold and Carl, Pettisville, and Grace-Mrs. Willard King, Wauseon, Ohio). Surviving are his wife, 5 children, 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother (Calvin, Hillsdale, Mich.), an aged aunt (Katie Roh, Elkhart, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. His parents and one sister preceded him in death. His health began to fail in the past year and on Dec. 5 he suffered a stroke from which he never recovered. Services were in charge of E. B. Frey, Olen Nofziger, and D. L. Sommers.
Shenk, -- Etta Myrtle, daughter of William and Laura (Swift) Anderson, was born May 1, 1882, near Alba, Mo.; passed away at the McMinnville Oreg., Hospital, Feb. 27, 1955; aged 72 y. 10 m. 27 d. Death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage. On Jan. 1, 1900, she was married to Perry J. Shenk, minister of the White Hall congregation near Oronogo, Mo., who preceded her in death Sept. 28, 1937. In early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, uniting with the Mennonite Church, and remained a devoted member until her death. In 1948 she moved to Sheridan, Oreg., where she resided at the time of her death. In 1953, she transferred her membership to the Sheridan, Oreg., congregation. Her life has been an inspiration to many and her service as Bible teacher was much in demand. She is survived by a daughter (Mrs. E. R. Berkey, Sheridan, Oreg.), a son (Wilbur E., Tucson, Ariz.), 5 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by LeRoy Cowan at the Sheridan Church on Feb. 28 and on March 4 at the Webb City Funeral Home by Stanley Shenk. Interment was made in the Weaver Cemetery near Oronogo, Mo.
Springer, -- Joseph, son of Valentine and Marie (Eash) Springer, was born April 1, 1865, in Alsace-Lorraine, France; passed to his eternal reward Feb. 25, 1955 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Schertz, Washburn, Ill., where he made his home the last two years; aged 80 y. 10 m. 25 d. He came to the United States at the age of 21, and was married to Elizabeth Ulrich on Sept. 13, 1893. She preceded him in death on July 9, 1909; also a son, Raymond, in infancy. He is survived by 2 daughters (Mrs. Ralph Schertz, Washburn, Ill. And Mrs. Dan Eyer, Saybrook, Ill.), 5 sons (Peter, Roanoke; John, Emanuel, and Walter, Metamora, and Joseph, of Washington, Ill.), 2 brothers (Valentine, Fisher, and Ben, Washington), 16 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death. A as young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour, united with the Roanoke Mennonite Church, and was faithful to his baptismal vow until death. Funeral services at Roanoke Mennonite Church on Feb. 28 were in charge of Ezra B. Yordy. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Witmer, -- Emma Z., daughter of the late Jonathan W. and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Martin, was born March 13, 1888; departed this life Feb. 14, 1955; aged 66 y. 11 m. 1 d. On June 18, 1912, she was united in marriage to James Clair Witmer, who survives. To this union were born one son and 2 daughters (Vernon, Camp Hill, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. James Kauffman, Lancaster, Pa., and Catherine-Mrs. Ralph Rowe, Enola, Pa.). Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 4 sisters, and one brother (C.Z. Martin, Columbia, Pa.; Mamie-Mrs. Lester Ebersole, Sterling, Ill.; Martha-Mrs. Clair Ressler, and Elizabeth-Mrs. Joseph Wargo, Lancaster, Pa., and Mable-Mrs. Merle Price, Dixon, Ill.), and many relatives and friends. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. She and her husband confessed Christ as their personal Saviour early in life and became members of the Church of God in Lancaster, Pa. In 1914 they answered the call to the ministry of the Lord in the Church of God, where they labored for over 40 years. Services were conducted at the Church of God on Feb. 18, where her husband is the present pastor. M. C. Manning, pastor of the Shippensburg Church of God, conducted the services. Her body was laid to rest in the Mellinger Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa.
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Bender, -- Magdalena, daughter of the late Peter and Bena Zehr, was born in East Zorra, Ont., on April 19, 1873, lived in this community all her life; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bena Kropf; on March 14, 1955; aged 81 y. 11 m. 5 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and remained a faithful member of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church. In 1892, she married Moses Bender, who died in 1897. This family was blessed with one son (Christian), who died in April 1924. On March 13, 1900, she married John Bender. This family was blessed with one son and 3 daughters. Surviving are her husband, one son (Joseph of South Easthope), 3 daughters (Annie-Mrs. David Streicher, Tavistock, Ont.; Mrs. Bena Kropf, South Easthope; Elizabeth-Mrs. John Swartzentruber, East Zorra), 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Bena Bender, Tavistock). Four brothers and 3 sisters preceded her. Funeral services were held at East Zorra on March 16 by Henry Yantzi, assisted by Dan Wagler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Burkhart, -- Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Jason and Mildred (Herr) Burkhart, was born at York, Pa., May 2, 1953; passed away Feb. 27, 1955; aged 1 y. 9 m. 25 d. Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother (Jason Rohrer, Jr.), her grandparents (Mrs. And Mrs. Charles M. Herr, York, Pa.), great-grandmother (Mrs. Ada Herr, Lancaster, Pa.), and a number of other relatives. Her death was caused by a heart condition which she had from birth. Although her time on earth was short, she had endeared herself to those about her. Funeral services were conducted by H. Frank Leaman, with interment in the Stony Brook Cemetery.
Frey, -- Noah E., eldest son of Jacob C. and Mary (Burkholder) Frey, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, April 17, 1892; died at his home in Pettisville, March 12, 1955; aged 62 y. 10 m. 23 d. His health was failing for several years but he continued to be up except for a brief period just before his death. At the age of 16 he accepted Christ as his Saviour, and became a member of the West Clinton congregation at the time of his death. He maintained an active interest and concern for spiritual things and was diligent in church attendance while health permitted. On March 16, 1916, he was married to Fannie M. Wyse. They received into their home one daughter at the age of 5 years. Surviving him are his companion, one daughter (Clara Ann-Mrs. Kenneth Alvord), one little grandson, 4 brothers and 5 sisters (Amanda Frey, Emma-Mrs. J.C. Liechty, and Minnie-Mrs. Lloyd Miller of Archbold; Edward B., of Pettisville; Simon Harvey, Pearl-Mrs. Sylvan Rupp, Bessie-Mrs. Charles Miller, and Ora of Wauseon, Ohio), and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 15 at the West Clinton Mennonite Church with Raymond Richer, D.L. Sommers, and Olen Nofziger in charge. Interment was made in Pettisville Cemetery.
Hartzler, -- Clara, daughter of Rude S. and Frona (Smucker) Yoder, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Jan. 30, 1888; peacefully passed away at her home near West Liberty, Ohio, Mar. 18, 1955; aged 75 y. 1 m. 18 d. On Dec. 17, 1907, she was married to C. Arthur Hartzler, and to this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters (Earl of Bellefontaine, Ohio; Freda-Mrs. Clifford Yoder, West Liberty, Ohio; Francis, Lansing, Mich., and Phyllis-Mrs. Dwight Stoltzfus, Mantua, Ohio). Those surviving are her husband, 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. John I. Yoder, West Liberty); and one brother (J. Arch Yoder, Bellefontaine). In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and joined the South Union Mennonite Church. After her marriage she transferred her membership to the Oak Grove Church were she was a faithful member until her death. Hers was a fruitful life; she loved her church and regularly attended as long as health would permit. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church on March 20 with Nelson Kanagy and Edward Stoltzfus in charge. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Hartzler, -- Fannie E., daughter of Abraham and Martha Kurtz, was born in Urbana, Ohio, March 8, 1871; passed away at her home at Fayette, Pa.; aged 84 y. 13 d. In 1889 she became a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, New Wilmington, Pa., where she remained a faithful member until her death. She was united in marriage to M. S. Hartzler on Nov. 24, 1904. She was preceded in death by an infant son and by her husband on Sept. 24, 1931. Surviving are 4 daughters and one son (Ida-Mrs. Paul M. King, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Carrie-Mrs. Edwin Zeigler, Creston, Ohio; Vanora-Mrs. Jack Blough, Clinton, Ohio; Florence-Mrs. Ernest Kauffman, New Wilmington, Pa., and Ira, Fayette), 15 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (John Z. of New Wilmington, and Jonathan of Belleville, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted by the Sharp Funeral Home in New Wilmington by Nathan E. Nussbaum and Roy Kaufman. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Heatwole, -- John A., son of Abram D. and Magdalene (Rhodes) Heatwole, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., July 12, 1866; died at his home near Dalton, Ohio, on Feb. 25, 1955; aged 88 y. 7 m. 13 d. He was married to Leannah Showalter on July 9, 1891. She preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 1903. To this union were born 5 sons (Ira A., Dayton, Va.; Gabriel H., North Lawrence, Ohio, and 3 sons who preceded him in death, 2 in infancy, and Isaac N., in 1954). He was married to Emma Good on Oct. 5, 1916. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. In 1905 he with his boys moved to Ohio, near Dalton, where he resided the rest of his life. He joined the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained faithful until death. He was in failing health for many years and was blind for over 5 years, but bore it all with great patience and Christian fortitude. Funeral services were held at the County Line Mennonite Church on March 1 with Elmer Good, Cleophas Steiner, and Abram Good in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger, -- Menno E., son of the late Emanuel and Mary (Miller) Hershberger, was born Sept. 23, 1878, near Grantsville, Md.; died March 18, 1955, at his home near Grantsville; aged 76 y. 5 m. 25 d. He accepted Christ in his youth and remained faithful to the end. He was preceded in death by his companion (Minnie Yoder Hershberger), Sept. 12, 1950, a daughter (Ivy), a brother (Noah E.), and 3 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. Rufus Beachy, Mary-Mrs. Moses Beachy, and Annie, who died in infancy.). He is survived by 10 children (Annie-Mrs. Joel D. Beachy; Freda-Mrs. Cleamon Yommer; Ada-widow of Noah J. Kinsinger; Mabel-Mrs. Henry L. Yoder; Alvin, Kalona, Iowa; Ruth-Mrs. Simon J. Tice; Ray; Edna-Mrs. Melvin R. Yoder, Milford, Ind.; Grace, La Vale, Md.; and Lela-Mrs. Philip Bender, all of Grantville except as stated), 20 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Samuel E.), one sister (Katie E.), and many other relatives and friends. He seemed well and active to the very end, with the exception of a heart condition that did not seem to be very serious, but passed away suddenly while resting on his day bed. Funeral services, held at the Mountain View Church on March 21, were conducted by Eli D. Tice, Ivan J. Miller, and Paul E. Bender. Interment was made in the Niverton Cemetery.
Horst, -- Phares Brenneman, son of Christian and Fannie (Brenneman) Horst, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, June 28, 1871; died March 5, 1955, at his home near Dalton, Ohio; aged 83 y. 8 m. 5 d. On Nov. 16, 1899, he was united in marriage with Dora L. Koppes, who preceded him on Feb. 6, 1905. After her death, he moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, where he lived the remainder of his life. On Feb. 23, 1908, he was united in marriage to Anna C. Hildebrand, who survives. He is also survived by one daughter (Valley-Mrs. Willard Good); and 9 grandchildren, one sister (Mary-Mrs. Daniel H. Eberly, who is nearing her 91st birthday), and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the County Line Mennonite Church. The last 14 years of his life he was stricken with blindness, which he patiently bore. In June, 1954, he suffered a stroke, and was bedfast until his death. Funeral services were held at the County Line Church on March 8 with Cleophas Steiner and Elmer Good in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Paul Russell, son of the late Abram and Sarah (Kurtz) Kauffman, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Sept. 6, 1908; passed away suddenly March 25, 1955, at his home in La Junta, Colo.; aged 46 y. 6 m. 19 d. In 1920 he moved to Colorado with his parents and since then has made his home in the vicinity of La Junta. His parents preceded him in death, his mother in 1936, and his father in 1937. At that time he and his brother Joe, moved to La Junta, where they have made their home together. He has been engaged in raising poultry and in doing cabinet work. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and has been an active and faithful member in the Mennonite Church. He was always ready to accept whatever responsibilities were assigned to him. During World War II he served 3 years at Fort Collins, Colo., in CPS. He is survived by 3 brothers (John, Goshen, Ind.; Archie, St. Johns, Mich., and Joe, at home), and one sister (Mary Yordy, St. Johns, Mich.). Funeral services were held at the La Junta Mennonite Church on March 28 with Jess Kauffman, assisted by Wilbur Nachtigall and Glen Whitaker in charge.
Miller, -- Angeline Alpeter, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, on Feb. 5, 1876; died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roman Hershberger, Shanesville, Ohio, following an extended illness on March 12, 1955; aged 79 y. 1 m. 7 d. In her youth she confessed her faith in Christ, and became affiliated with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful until death. On Nov. 17, 1895, she was united in marriage to Noah E. Miller. This bond was bless with 3 sons and 7 daughters. Her husband, and a son, Galen, have preceded her in death. She is survived by 2 sons (Edwin of Palm Beach, Fla.; Lester of Walnut Creek, Ohio), 7 daughters (Mrs. Willard Schrock, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Sundheimer, Walnut Creek, Ohio; Mrs. Orrie Oswald, Charm, Ohio; Mrs. Ray Schrock and Mrs. Roman Hershberger, both of Shanesville, Ohio; Mrs. Lloyd Mishler and Mrs. Ohlen Miller, both of Walnut Creek, Ohio); 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Al Alpeter, Sugarcreek; Oliver Alpeter, Shanesville, Ohio;) 2 sisters (Mrs. Clara Haas, Dover, Ohio; Mrs. Wm. Olinger, Sugarcreek), also many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church, March 15, 1955, with Paul R. Miller in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Musselman, -- Henry David, the oldest son of Joseph and Katie (Eigsti) Musselman, was born Jan. 4, 1888, near Tiskilwa, Ill; departed from this life on March 19, 1955, at his home near Garden City, Mo.; aged 67 y 2 m. 15 d. His death was caused by a blood clot. When he was a child he moved with his parents to Hartford, Kans. Nine years later his mother died, after which he made his home with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Be Saltzman, Flanagan, Ill. In his youth he confessed Christ and became a member of the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Jan. 12, 1911, he was married to Maude Yoder, and they established their home in the Garden City, Mo., community. Four sons were born to this union. He is survived by his companion, 4 sons (Lawrence, Los Angeles, Calif.; Elwood, Louisville, Ky.; George, Culver City, Calif.; and Leon, Hollywood, Calif.), 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Sadi Egli and Ada Eichelberger, Manson, Iowa; Ella Byler, Laramie, Wyo.), and 2 brothers (Elmer, Hartford, Kans.; and Omer, Manson, Iowa). His parents, a stepmother, 2 brothers, and a grandson preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church on March 22, in charge of Earl Buckwalter, assisted by S. S. Hershberger, with interment in nearby Clearfork Cemetery.
Schmucker, -- Anna E., was born in Canton, Ohio, May 2, 1872; died at the Maple Crest Home, Uniontown, Ohio, March 18, 1955; aged 82 y. 10 m. 16 d. She was first married to John Hughes. To this union were born 6 children. After her husband's death she was married to Eli Schmucker. To this union were born 2 sons. Bro. Schmucker also preceded her in death in 1918. In her earlier years she accepted Christ as her Saviour and later united with the Mennonite Church in which she continued faithfully until the end. Besides her two husbands, two sons preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter (Mrs. Arthur Wendling, Canton, Ohio), 5 sons (Thomas, Ervin, and Robert Hughes, all of Canton, Ohio; and Eli Schmucker, Alliance, Ohio, and Edwin Schmucker, West Liberty, Ohio), one stepson (David Schmucker, Louisville, Ohio), 3 step-daughters (Jacobina and Eva Schmucker and Mrs. Oscar Hostetler, all of Louisville), 2 sisters (Mrs. John Hunter and Mrs. George Heckaman, Canton), one brother ( Edward Rohrer, Canton, Ohio), 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by O. N. Johns, using Luke 23: 28, the text selected by the deceased. Interment was made in the Forest Hill Cemetery north of Canton.
Shantz, -- Ezra, son of John D. and Elizabeth (Steiner) Shantz was born Sept. 12, 1869; died March 22, 1955; aged 85 y 6 m. 10 d. On Feb. 19, 1893, he was married to Annie Loucks, who preceded him in Dec., 1952. He was ordained deacon of Shantz Church in 1911 and served faithfully for many years. Surviving are 6 sons (John of Breslau; Elmer of Kitchener; Eldon of New Dundee; Jacob and William of Baden, and Joseph of Wellsley), 3 daughters (Katherine-Mrs. Alvin Lantzer, Goshen, Ind.; Sarah-Mrs. Leonard Horst, Newbury, Ont., and Mary, Baden, Ont.), 2 sisters (Sarah-Mrs. George Weber, Lizzie-Mrs. Solomon Gehman), 23 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 26 at the Shantz Church, Baden, Ont., conducted by L. H. Witmer, M. H. Roth, and C.C. Cressman, with burial in adjoining cemetery.
Troyer, -- Amanda, daughter of the late Joseph and Katie (Gerber) Kuhns, was born near Milford, Nebr., Feb. 13, 1875; passed away suddenly of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Lauber, near Shickley, Nebr., March 24, 1955; aged 80 y. 1 m. and 11 d. She had been in failing health the past six months, yet death came as a shock to her family and a blessed relief to her suffering. She accepted Christ in her youth, and united with the East Fairview Mennonite Church near Milford, Nebr. She went to the Shickley community when a young girl and attended Sunday school in a schoolhouse one mile west of where the Salem Church now stands. A little later she became one of the charter members when the Salem congregation was organized in the Hamilton Township Hall. On Feb. 26, 1893, she was united in marriage to Abraham Troyer, the wedding service being performed in the Town Hall. To this union were born 10 children. Arthur, William, Ellen, and Ira preceded her in death. Her husband also preceded her on Nov. 22, 1950. She leaves to mourn her departure 6 children (Katie-Mrs. A. W. Birky, Albany, Oreg.; Joe A., of Spartansburg, Pa.; Raymond, of Nampa, Idaho; Lena-Mrs. M. J. Eichelberger; Fern-Mrs. Henry W. Lauber and Roy, all of Shickley), 31 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one brother (Joe E. Kuhns, of Shickley, Nebr.). She was also preceded in death by 5 sisters and 5 brothers. Funeral services were held March 23 at the Salem Mennonite Church conducted by Fred Reeb, assisted by Lee Schlegel and Alvin Eichelberger. Interment was made in the cemetery nearby.
Wyse, -- Daniel M., second son of Albert and Abbie (Baer) Wyse, was born Dec. 7, 1903 near Archbold, Ohio; died Nov. 6, 1954, at his home near Mt. Crawford, Va.; aged 50 y. 10 m. 29 d. When he was 13 years old, the family moved to Midland, Mich., becoming one of the pioneering families of the Mennonite Church in that vicinity. At the age of 13 he was baptized into the fellowship of the Midland Mennonite Church. On Sept. 13, 1925, he was married to Cora Rosina Yoder. The Lord blessed them with 2 children (Robert Alden and Joann Lucille). The family moved to Mt. Crawford, Va., in 1951. He served the church as a trustee and church clerk for some years while living in Michigan. At the time of his death he was a member of the Chicago Avenue Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg, Va. Surviving are his wife, 2 children, 2 granddaughters, his parents, 9 brothers (Edwin, Archbold, Ohio; Oscar, Holland, Mich.; Monroe, Harrisonburg, Va.; Lester, Hartville, Ohio; Ray, Willard, and Homer, of Midland; Ora, Naubinway, Mich., and Lawrence, Midland), and many other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, on Nov. 7, with Harold Eshleman in charge, assisted by Daniel W. Lehman. On Nov. 10, funeral services at the Midland Mennonite Church were conducted by Harold Eshleman, assisted by Clarence Yoder and F. F. Bontrager. Interment was made in the Midland Cemetery.
Yoder, --Ida B., was born Oct. 17, 1874, in Waterloo, Ont., daughter of Meno and Hanna Weber. She resided in Kitchener, Ont., until her marriage to Jonas D. Yoder on March 10, 1908. To this union were born Edison K., Howard, J. B., and Karl, all of Dayton, Ohio, and Stanley of Little Rock, Ark., all surviving as well as 17 grandchildren. Also surviving a brother (Irvin, Kitchener, Ont.). She resided in Dayton, Ohio for the past 5 years. She became a member of the Mennonite Church in her youth, and was a member of the Oak Grove Church, West Liberty, Ohio. Her husband preceded her in death on March 25, 1952. She went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9, 1955, after a brief illness; aged 80 y. 3 m. 23 d. Funeral services were held at the Marker Funeral Home, Dayton, Ohio, with Nelson Kanagy in charge, assisted by Elmer Stoltzfus. Burial was made in the Memorial Cemetery of Dayton.
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Boyer, -- George, son of Jacob and Maria (Eckrote) Boyer, was born in Luzerne Co., Pa., Feb. 17, 1865; died in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa., March 10, 1955; aged 90 y. 23 d. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church for the past twenty-one years. Survivors are 3 sisters (Mrs. Martha Booth, Bluefield, W. Va.; Mrs. Blanche Pierson, Plymouth, Pa.; and Mrs. Laura Krum, Trucksville, Pa.). Funeral services were held in the Masontown Mennonite Church with Paul M. Roth and A. J. Metzler in charge. Burial in the Greendale Cemetery.
Brewer, -- Charles Arthur, son of the late John W. and Ellen Brewer, was born April 13, 1883, at Wytheville, Va.; passed away at Philadelphia General Hospital, Feb.21, 1955; aged 71 y. 10 m. 8 d. He was united in marriage to Nellie Dawson, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 sons, addresses not known. He accepted Christ several years ago and united with the Mt. Vernon Mennonite Chapel, Oxford, Pa. Since then he had lived at the home of Lester Miller. In December he broke a hip as a result of a fall. He expressed himself as being ready to meet the Lord and witnessed in the hospital to his victory, by the help of the Lord, over the evil habits of drinking and smoking. Funeral services were held at the Cauffman Funeral Home, Oxford, Pa., conducted by Lester Miller and J. Lloyd Kreider, with burial in the Oxford Cemetery.
Eby, --Henry Martin, son of the late Joseph and Susanna (Martin) Eby, was born May 14, 1864, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed away in Lancaster General Hospital; March 15, 1955; aged 90 y. 10 m. 1 d. He was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church. He was married to Lizzie A. Hershey in Oct., 1877; she passed away 12 years ago. Surviving children are (Mrs. Ruth E. Witmer, Lancaster; Eli, Gordonville, Pa.; Mrs. George Phenneger, Paradise; Mrs. Allan Gehman, Lancaster, with whom he resided; Menno, Gap, Pa.; Mrs. Roy Kreider, Ronks; and Mrs. John H. Ranck, Paradise); also 21 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren survive. He was the last of his immediate family. Funeral services were held March 18 by Parke Book and Martin Hershey at the Paradise Church, with interment in the Paradise Cemetery.
Gerig, --Mary, daughter of the late Daniel and Katie
(Roth) Erb, was born in Washington Co., Iowa, April 22,
1880; passed away at Albany, Oreg., March 21, 1955; aged 74 y.
10 m. 30 d. Death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage. On Dec. 19,
1906, she was united in marriage to Simon C. Gerig who
preceded her in death 7 years ago. Surviving are 4 daughters (Martha-Mrs.
Sam Eicher, and Annie-Mrs. Glenn Yoder, of Albany, Oreg.; Agnes-Mrs.
Elmer Boshart, Scio, Oreg., and Agnes-Mrs. Chriss Nofziger, Kalona,
Iowa), one sister (Lydia-Mrs. Dan Nofziger, Lebanon, Oreg.), 10
grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, , one step-great-grandchild,
and many other relatives and friends. At the age of 14, she dedicated
her life to the Lord and was baptized as a charter member with
the first class of converts on the Fairview Mennonite Church near
Albany, Oreg., where she served as Sunday-school teacher for over
40 years. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church on
March 23 in charge of S. M. Birky, assisted by N. A. Lind, M.
E. Brenneman, and Paul Yoder. Burial was made in the Riverside
Miller, --Laura Leah, oldest daughter of Christian G. and Mary (Short) Beck, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, on June 22, 1876; died in her home near Pettisville, Ohio, March 19, 1955; aged 78 y. 8 m.25 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member of the West Clinton congregation. On Dec. 7, 1899, she was united in marriage to Christ J. Miller. To this union were born 3 sons. One son (Maurice D.) died in 1922. Eva Reynolds also came into the home in 1935 and has resided there since then. Sister Miller was afflicted with arthritis since 1940 and was confined to her chair, but attended church services occasionally until about 4 years ago. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (Lloyd J., and Charles L., both of near Pettisville), Eva Reynolds, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Peter or Pettisville, and Samuel of Grabill, Ind.), one sister (Sarah Lantz of Pettisville), and many nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.
Miller, -- Lucinda, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Rose) Mast, was born at Berlin, Ohio, Jan. 5, 1867; passed away at her home near Dover, Ohio, March 16, 1955; aged 88 y. 2 m. 11 d. She was a member of Walnut Creek, Ohio, Mennonite Church. On June 13, 1886, she was united in marriage to Moses L. Miller. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Luella Yoder, Kent, Ohio; Mrs. Maud Heading, Princeton, Ill., Mrs. Katie Nussbaum, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Bessie Miller at home), 2 sons (Lloyd B., Ocala, Fla., and Wallace L., Dover), also 2 sisters (Mrs. Ellen Geis, West Lebanon, Ohio, and Mrs. Sophia Hummel, North Canton, Ohio), 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Her husband, 2 daughters, and one son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held March 19 at the Walnut Creek Church, conducted by the home ministers, with burial in the church cemetery.
Philips, -- Lillie M., born Oct. 14, 1893; passed away Feb. 7, 1955, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 61 y. 3 m. 24 d. Several years ago she had a stroke which left her partially paralyzed. She enjoyed fairly good health until November when she had another stroke. Death followed a third stroke. She was united in marriage to George Philips who preceded her in death. One son, George also preceded her. Surviving are one daughter (Clantha, Darlington, Md.), 2 sons (James and John, Oxford, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, and these brothers (David, Elm, Pa.; Wesley and Percy, Philadelphia, Pa., and Norman, Marlton, N. J.). She accepted Christ 5 years ago and united with the Mt. Vernon Mennonite Chapel, Oxford, Pa. She enjoyed reading the Word and was reading the Bible through for the seventh time. Funeral services were held at the Cauffman Funeral Home, Oxford, conducted by J. Lloyd Kreider and Jacob Harnish, with burial in the Oxford cemetery.
Shenk, -- Elam K., son of the late John and Amanda (Kauffman) Shenk, was born March 24, 1903; died very suddenly on Jan. 25, 1955, near Cochranville, Pa.; aged 51 y. 10 m. 1 d. On June 14, 1932, he was united in marriage to Rhoda Charles. He is survived by his companion, 2 sons, and 2 daughters (John B., Charles E., Alma J., and Dorothy A.), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters ( Harry K., Mt. Joy, Pa.; John K., Manheim, Pa.; Susan John, Nigeria, West Africa; Mable Hess, New Danville, Pa., Amanda, La Junta, Colo.; Fannie Denlinger, Paradise, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Millwood Church by Ephraim Nafziger and Irvin Kreider. Burial was made in the Millersville Cemetery.
Zimmerman, -- Annie M., daughter of the late Christian and Catherine (Weber) Hertzler, was born March 8, 1885; passed away on March 19, following a stroke on March 17, from which she never regained consciousness. She was living in the Oreville Mennonite Home and was a member of the Slate Hill Mennonite Church. Surviving are 3 sons (Noah W., Paul M., Laban G., all of Mechanicsburg, Pa.), a stepdaughter (Esther Shelley, Danville), 29 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Lauver, Mechanicsburg, and Mrs. Shelley Musser, New Holland), 2 brothers (Daniel Z., and Henry C., both of Mechanicsburg). Funeral service were held on March 23 at the Slate Hill Church with Simon Bucher and William Strong officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Binder, -- Mary Sylinda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Binder, deceased, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., on March 11, 1884; died in London, Ont., after a long illness, on April 6, 1955; aged 71 y. 20 d. She was preceded in death by 6 sisters. Two sisters (Rosanna of Breslau, and Mrs. Nancy Buschert, of Kitchener) survive. She suffered a great deal before her spirit was released to meet her Maker. The funeral services on April 9 at the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, were in charge of Carl J. Rudy and Oscar Burkholder. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.
Bricker, -- Anna L., daughter of the late Henry and Sarah (Lehman) Bricker, was born on Sept. 28, 1875, in Franklin Co., Pa.; died at her home in Chambersburg, Pa., on March 31, 1955, after an illness of three weeks. She was a faithful member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving are a sister (Amada L. Bricker), and a brother (Samuel L.), both of Chambersburg, and 3 nieces. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Church on April 3, 1955, conducted by Amos Martin and Harold L. Hunsecker. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Davidhizar, --Enos L., son of John and Barbara (Landis) Davidhizar, was born Jan. 20, 1864, near Wakarusa, Ind. He made his home on the same farm throughout his entire life and died April 5, 1955; aged 91 y. 2 m. 16 d. On May 9, 1901, he was married to Martha S. Beutler, who passed away Nov. 5, 1945. To this union were born 6 children, all of whom survive. Four sons (George, Manford, Otis, and Henry, all of Wakarusa), and 2 daughters (Bertha and Catherine, who cared for their father during the years of his declining health). Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one aged brother (Henry, Weiser, Idaho). He was converted to the Christian faith and united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church in the year 1892. He was highly esteemed both by his brethren in the church and by many friends in the community. Funeral services were held on April 8 at the Olive Mennonite Church in charge of Simon Gingerich and Maynard Kulp, with burial in the Olive Cemetery.
Dumm, -- John Harry, son of the late Harry Dumm and Mary (Hartzler) Dumm of Belleville, Pa., was born Dec. 20, 1944; passed away suddenly April 4, 1955; aged 11 y. 3 m. 15 d. The boy with his mother attended an evening program of Easter music at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church after which he walked home with several of his little neighbor friends. After parting with his friends at the highway, while attempting to cross the road, he ran into the path of a passing car. He was struck by the car and instantly killed. The tragedy was a shock to the community, especially since his father passed away suddenly with a heart attack almost a year ago, and his grandfather, John Y. Hartzler, passed on only 2 days later. Besides his mother, he is survived by a grandmother (Mrs. Fannie Hartzler, Belleville), his grandfather (John Henry Dumm, Lewistown, Pa.), 2 aunts, and other relatives and friends. Services were conducted in the home by Aaron Mast and Jacob F. Weirich. Intermnet ws made in the Allensville cemetery.
Gebhard, -- Jacob S., son of the late John and Annie (Snyder) Gebhard, was born July 21, 1893; died March 11, 1955, at the Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital; aged 61 y. 7 m. 20 d. He resided at Elizabethtown, Pa., and was a member of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. He was married to Eva Longenecker who survives. They had 3 daughters, who survive (Ethel-Mrs. Benjamin Kopp, Manheim, Pa.; Martha Mrs. Paul Shaffner, and Elizabeth-Mrs. Gilbert Antes, both of Mt. Joy, Pa.), also 13 grandchildren and a brother (Harry S., Florin, Pa.), and these sisters (Mrs. Minnie Henry-Elizabethtown; Mrs. Emma Troup, Mt. Joy; and Mrs. Fannie Mae Senst, Lancaster, Pa.). Funeral services were held March 15, at the Elizabethtown Church by Walter L. Keener, Jr., and Howard Barnhart. His body was laid to rest in the Eberly Cemetery at Mt. Joy, Pa.
Gingerich, -- Cyrus Shantz, oldest son of Abraham B. and Lydia (Shantz) Gingerich, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., on Dec. 8, 1877; passed away in the Lanigan Union Hospital on March 31, 1955; aged 77 y. 3 m. 23 d. Surviving are 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Ira, Addison, Irvin, of Guernsey, Sask.; Angus, New Hamburg, Ont.; Mrs. Selina Snider, Guernsey; and Mrs. Henry Knoll, Elmira, Ont.). One sister and 2 brothers preceded him. He homesteaded in the Guernsey district in 1908, and farmed there continuously until 5 years ago, when he retired, spending time in Ontario, Alberta, and around Guernsey, Sask. Last fall he went back to Saskatchewan and spent only a few weeks with his brothers when he suffered a stroke which led to his passing away after 60 days in the hospital. Funeral services were held in the Sharon Mennonite Church, near Guernsey on April 3, conducted by Stanley Shantz.
Landis, -- Henry E., son of the late Daniel L. and Anna (Eshelman) Landis, was born April 16, 1882, at Chambersburg, Pa.; departed this life March 21, 1955, at the Chambersburg Hospital after several years' illness. He was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church since early life and served as a Sunday-school teacher for a number of years. He was a lino-type operator for a local newspaper for many years. (He also served in this capacity at the Mennonite Publishing House at Scottdale at different times.) He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Near Landis, 2 daughters (Mrs. Moses Stoltzfus, Elverson, Pa., and Elizabeth N.), 2 sons (Milton D., Cleveland, Ohio, and John C., Chanmbersburg, Pa.), a brother (C. E. Landis, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 24 at the Chambersburg Church with Harold L. Hunsecker and Omar R. Martin officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lehman, -- Lydia A., daughter of Daniel S. and Anna (Shank) Lehman, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., April 29 ,1882; died April 5, 1955, at the Chambersburg Hospital; aged 72 y. 11 m. 7 d. She had been in ill health for a month. She is survived by 3 brothers and a sister (Peter L., Henry S., and Amos F., of Chambersburg, and Mrs. Susie Horst, Maugansville, Md.). Funeral services were held April 7 at the Chambersburg Church, of which she was a member for many years. Amos Martin and Harold L. Hunsecker officiated. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Moshier, -- John W., son of Joseph and Katie (Widrich) Moshier, was born Oct. 28, 1885, near New Bremen, N. Y.; passed peacefully away at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, N.Y., Feb. 13, 1955, after an illness of about 3 weeks; aged 69 y. 3 m. 16 d. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church (now known as the Conservative Mennonite Church) at Croghan, N. Y. He was united in marriage to Anna Moser on Dec. 29, 1908. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Ezra, Castorland; Reuben, New Bremen; Alma at home; Floyd, Carthage; and Belva-Mrs. Clinton Lehman, Castorland), 2 brothers (Joseph, a twin, and Aaron, Lowville), 2 sisters (Katie-Mrs. Joseph J. Zehr, New Bremen, and Leah-Mrs. Menno Roggle, Croghan). His parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and one grandson preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Conservative Church at Croghan on Feb. 16 with Elias Zehr and Lloyd Boshart in charge. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Nolt, -- Harlan G., son of Luzetta Nolt and the late Noah L. Nolt, was born April 7, 1890, in Lancaster, Pa.; passed away after a heart attack, Feb. 12, 1955, at his home in Bareville, Pa.; aged 64 y. 10 m. 5 d. He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Nettie Hess, and one daughter, (Mrs. Chester Bucher, Manheim, Pa.), and 2 sons (Mervin H., Mount Joy, Pa.; and Elvin H., Elizabethtown, Pa.). Funeral services on Feb. 16 at the Groffdale Church were conducted by the home ministry. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. The text, IICor. 4: 17, was one he had selected.
Schlegel, -- Leah, daughter of the late Jacob and Nancy (Schwartzentruber) Bast, was born Nov. 20, 1883; died at her home near Tavistock, Ont., Jan. 15, 1955; aged 71 y. 1 m. 17 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained a faithful member of the East Zorra A. M. Church. On Dec. 14, 1905, she was united in matrimony to Joseph Schlegel. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, one daughter (Vera-Mrs. Abner Bender), 4 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She also leaves 6 brothers, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra A. M. Church in charge of Daniel Wagler and Joel Schwartzentruber. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Staker, -- Daniel W., son of Nicholas and Bena Staker, was born near Morton, Ill., Dec. 11, 1881; passed away at his home near Metamora, Ill., March 23, 1955; aged 73 y. 3 m. 12 d. In his early life he accepted Christ and united with the Morton Mennonite Church, later transferring his membership in the Metamora congregation. In 1903 he was united in marriage to Mary Ripper, who survives with 2 children (Allen, Pekin, Ill., and Mrs. Esther Gingerich, Lowpoint, Ill.). A daughter (Mrs. Ethel Bachman) preceded him in death. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Lena Yordy and Mrs. Viola Kurtz, both of Morton , and Mrs. Fannie Gerber of Eureka, Ill.). His final illness was of intense suffering at time, but borne with little complaint, always trusting in Him who des all things well. Services at the Metamora Church on March 25 were conducted by Roy Bucher, with burial at the Hickory Point Cemetery near Metamora.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.