Fisher, --- Harold, son of Samuel and Mary (Yoder) Fisher, was born Sept. 9, 1903, in Parnell, Iowa; passed away May 13, 1955; aged 51 y. 8 m. 4 d. While at the neighbor's getting grain to sow that day, he apparently succumbed to a heart attack. In youth he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church at West Union. He was a faithful and concerned member of the Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard Oreg., at the time of his departure. Surviving are his wife, the former Orpha Lais, 4 sons (Lowell, David, James and Adrian, all at home at Molalla, Oreg.), his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fisher, Wellman, Iowa), 5 brothers (Orlo, Glenn, Leonard, Vernon, and Waldo), and 6 sisters (Mrs. Erma Kauffman and Mrs. Lavanda Eash, Wellman, Iowa; Mrs. Maggie Hochstetler, Mrs. Leona Miller, and Mrs. Ferne Troyer, Kalona, Iowa; and Mrs. Luetta Johnson, Greenboro, N.C.). An infant sister preceded him. Funeral services were held at the Zion Church in charge of C.I. Kropf, assisted by Edward Kenagy.
Frey, --Luke Benjamin, son of Elias and Anna (Short) Frey, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, March 5, 1889; departed this life very suddenly due to a heart attack on the morning of May 24, 1955, at his home at Pettisville; aged 66 y. 2 m. 20 d. On Nov. 7, 1911, he was united in marriage with Lavina Wyse. This union was blessed with 5 children (Ernest, Pettisville; Lucille-Mrs. Roy Nofziger, Dorothy-Mrs. Roger Waldeck, and Maurice, of Wauseon,Ohio; and Shirley-Mrs. Marvin S. Wyse, Archbold, Ohio). Surviving are his wife, 5 children, 16 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Aaron and Ezra of Wauseon; Dan of Elmira; Jess of Milbury; Philemon of Archbold), and 3 sisters (Ruth-Mrs. Wm. Nofziger and Lydia-Mrs. Henry Wyse of Archbold; and May-Mrs. Milton Martin of Albany, Oreg.), besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and one sister. At the age of 17 years he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Central Church in charge of Jesse J. Short and E. B. Frey.
King, --Norman E., son of Ephraim and Bessie (Yoder) King, was born June 3, 1916, at Belleville, Pa.; passed away May 1, 1955; aged 38 y. 10 m. 1 d. On Nov. 4, 1939, he was married to Elizabeth Hartzler. This home was blessed with 4 children; one died in infancy. Surviving are 3 children (Vera, Sanford, and Vernone), 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Dorothy-Mrs. Jesse Peachey, Ida King, Lloyd and Ivan, all of Belleville; Earl, Garden View). He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and remained faithful until God called him home. He was a member of the Rockville Mennonite Church where he had been a teacher for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the Allensville Church on May 5, were in charge of Raymond Peachey. Burial was made in Allensville Cemetery.
Ramer, --Brenda Louise, infant daughter of John and June (Horst) Ramer, was born April 16, 1955, at the Wooster Community Hospital, Wooster, Ohio; passed away at the same hospital June 7, 1955; aged 7 w. 2 d. Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 brothers (Ronald Lynn and Larry LaVerne), one sister (Cheryl Kaye), and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. A. Roy Horst, Orrville, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. William Ramer, Goshen, Ind.). Funeral services were held June 9, in charge of Louis Amstutz and Frank E. Nice. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the Martin Mennonite Church.
Rush, -- Margaret A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah T. Landes, was born March 31, 1917; died at her home, following an illness of one year, May 2, 1955; aged 38 y. 1 m. 1 d. She was married to Paul D. Rush, Paletown Road, Quakertown, Pa., on Sept. 3, 1938. She accepted Christ as her Saviour when she was 16 years of age and faithfully served Him to the end of her life. In 1950 the Lord called her husband to the work of deacon in the Salem congregation. This brought many additional duties and concerns for her, but also provided many opportunities to serve her Lord. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons (James, John, Paul, David, and Marcus Peter), her parents, one brother, and 3 sisters. The last few hours of her life, by God's sustaining grace, she sang, "Where He Leads Me I will Follow," "Count Your Many Blessings," and "Onward Christian Soldiers." She had her funeral text selected Psalm 23: 4, and the last clause of Psalm 16: 11. funeral services held at the Deep Run Mennonite Church were in charge of Stanley Beidler and Wilson Overholt, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Shank, -- Fannie Frances, daughter of the late Daniel
J. and Maria (Heatwole) Good, was born near Dayton, Va.,
Aug. 1, 1867; departed this life April 20, 1955, at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Herman Campbell, Dayton, Va., with whom she
had made her home since the death of her husband on Oct. 14, 1926;
aged 87 y. 8 m. 19 d. She was united in marriage with Jacob L.
Shank on Dec. 20, 1891. This union was blessed with 9 children,
one of whom died in infancy and Jacob L., Jr., died July 12, 1936.
The following survive (Ward and Weldon, Sterling, Ill.; Dan, Wilmer,
and Annie-Mrs. Marlon Weaver, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mary-Mrs. Jacob
Suter, Park View, Harrisonburg, and Grace-Mrs. Herman Campbell).
She is also survived by 2 sisters and one brother (Mrs. Lydia
Cline, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Mary Gosol, Harrisburg, Pa., and Royd
Good, Circleville, Ohio), 25 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren.
Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She united
with the Mennonite Church in girlhood and remained true until
death. She was bedfast for 17 months, but endured it all patiently.
Funeral services were conducted from Weaver's Mennonite Church on April 23 in charge of Oliver Keener and D. W. Lehman. Burial was made in the cemetery nearby.
Stahl,-- Emma C., daughter of Christ and Elizabeth (Good) Birkey, was born at Hopedale, Ill., June 12, 1882; died en route from Florida to her home in Clarksville, Mich., at the Hopedale, Ill., hospital on June 10, 1955; aged 72 y. 11 m. 29 d. In 1922 she was married to George Stahl, who preceded her in death in 1948. She had been ailing from diabetes for a number of years. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful member the remainder of her life. She leaves to mourn her departure a stepson (Omar Stahl, Clarksville), 3 brothers (John, Alto, Mich., and Mrs. Sarah May Sutter, Sarasota, Fla., with whom she made her home the last few years). Two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Mennonite Church on June 12 with Simon Litwiller officiating, after which the body was taken to Clarksville where services were held on June 13 at the Bowne Mennonite Church, D.A. Yoder and the home ministry officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Steiner, -- David Lee, second son of Elno W. and Mabel Louise (Smeltzer) Steiner, was born in Elkhart, Ind., May 27, 1952; passed away in the Elkhart General Hospital, June 8, 1955; aged 3 y. 12 d. He had congenital heart trouble and spent most of the last few weeks of his life in an oxygen tent. He is survived by his parents, his brother (Charles), his grandparents (Home and Bertha Steiner, and Calvin and Myrtle Smeltzer), his great-grandparents (Mrs. Christ Zuercher and Mrs. Samuel Smeltzer), and many friends. The last morning of his life he told the nurse that he did not wish to eat breakfast as he would soon be going home. Funeral services were held on June 10 at the Olive Church in charge of J. C. Wenger, D.A. Yoder, and C. A. Shank. Burial was made in the south cemetery at the Olive Church.
Yordy, -- David Emerson, oldest son of Emerson and Rhoda (Handrich) Yordy, was born April 21, 1945, at Alpena, Mich.; died June 8, 1955; aged 10 y. 1 m. 18 d.
Yordy, -- Thomas Emerson, youngest son of Emerson and Rhoda (Handrich) Yordy, was born Nov. 16, 1951; died June 8, 1955; aged 3 y. 6 m. 21 d. David and Thomas went to be with Jesus when in a car accident near their home near Mio., Mich., in which their father and another brother and one sister were also injured. They leave their father, mother, one brother (Franz), 2 sisters (Freida an Cheryl), 2 grandmothers and one grandfather (Mrs. Sarah Yordy, Ashley, Mich., and William and Marie Handrich, Mio., Mich.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Mennonite Church on Jun 11 in charge of Harvey Handrich and Floyd Yoder, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
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Buckwalter, -- Cora M., daughter of the late Benjamin M. and Barbara (Kreider) Hershey, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 1, 1878; entered into rest at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ruhl, Lancaster, Pa., on April 23, 1955, aged 76 y. 10 m. 22 d. She was the widow of Phares B. Buckwalter and is survived by one daughter (Ruth, with whom she resided), a stepdaughter (Mrs. Mae Myers, Quarryville, Pa.), one granddaughter, 10 step-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Benjamin K., Leola, Pa; Aaron, Christiana, Pa.; Annie-Mrs. Edwin Good, Gordonville, Pa.; and Alta-Mrs. John C. Fenniger, Paradise, Pa.). At the time of death she was a member of the Mellinger congregation, but for the greater part of her life she was a member of and attended the church at Paradise, Pa., where the funeral services were held on April 26 with Harry Lefever and Amos Weaver officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger, -- Judith Yvonne, daughter of Lester and Jean (Wagler) Hershberger, was born Feb. 10, 1954, at Blounstown, Fla.; went to be with Jesus on June 17, 1955; aged 1 y. 4 m. 7 d. Death was due to drowning in the pond on the W. J. Overholt farm, near Norfolk, Va., where he parents live. She leaves her parents, 2 sisters (Dawn Elizabeth and Twila Jean), 3 brothers (Paul Martin, David Lynn, and John Mark), her grandparents (Enos and Catherine Wagler, Hartville, Ohio, and John and Sarah Hershberger, Beach City, Ohio), 4 great-grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Providence Conservative Mennonite Church in charge of Simon Coblentz, assisted by Roman H. Miller, Hartville, Ohio. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Miller, -- Elizabeth N., was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 29, 1877; departed this life June 11, 1955; aged 78 y. 13 d. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Z. Miller, with whom she lived in marriage since Oct. 14, 1902. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Martha H.-Mrs. John H. Lehman, Hershey, Pa; Edna H.-Mrs. Joseph M. Wolgemuth, Mt. Joy, Pa.; and Naomi E.,-Mrs. Homer D. Bomberger, Manheim, Pa.) 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters (Martin N. Heisey, Mrs. Lottie N. Martin, Mrs. Mary Martin, all of Elizabethtown, Pa; Irvin N. Heisey, Rheems, Pa.; Walter N. Heisey, Hershey, Pa.; Martha N.-Mrs. Harry M. Stauffer, Palmyra, Pa.; and Ella N.-Mrs. Daniel Wolgemuth, Florin, Pa.). Funeral services at the Stauffer Mennonite Church on June 14 were in charge of Frank Zeager and Noah W. Risser. Interment was made in Good's Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Musselman, -- Marcella (Landis), wife of C. M. Musselman,
Lemoyne, Pa., was born Sept. 16, 1867; died June 19, 1955; aged
87 y. 9 m. 3 d. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters (Mrs.
Florence Zink, Camp Hill, Pa.; Mrs. Mabel Witmer, Chambersburg,
Pa.; and Mrs. Thelma Tyson, Arlington, Va.), 3 grandchildren,
and 8 great-grandchildren. They were married 67 years. She was
a faithful member of the Slate Hill Mennonite Church, Shiremanstown,
Pa. Funeral services held on June 23 were in charge of C. F. Derstine,
a personal friend of the family, assisted by William Strong, Marlin
Lauver, and H. A. Houseal.
Rediger, -- Christian C., son of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Eigsti) Rediger, was born at Milford, Nebr., Oct. 14, 1887; passed away June 10, 1955, at the Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, S. Dak.; aged 67 y. 7 m. 27 d. His early years were spent near Milford, and in 1924 he with his family moved to Miller, S. Dak., where he spent the remainder of his life. On Sept. 26, 1909, he was united in marriage to Lena Bechler. This union was blessed with 13 children. One son (Willard) preceded him in death May, 1945. Surviving are his wife, 8 daughters (Alma-Mrs. Alex Haeffner, Redfield, S. Dak.; Elsie-Mrs. John Duffy, Butte, Mont.; Nina-Mrs. Melvin Burkey, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; Valda-Mrs. William Onstad, Great Falls, Mont.; Florence-Mrs. Leonard Kassmeier, Fort Benton, Mont.; Elaine-Mrs. Clem Sherwood, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.; and Doris-Mrs. Lloyd Stubsten, Carter, Mont.), 4 sons (Earl and Clifford of Miller; Walter, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Clyde, Butte, Mont.), 43 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Pete Roth, Milford, Nebr. and Mrs. Susie Hershberger, Wellman, Iowa), and 3 brothers (Joe and Ben of Milford, and William of Miller). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. At the time of his death he was a member of the Miller, S. Dak., Mennonite Church. Due to building operations at his home church, funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller on June 13, in charge of Paul J. Glanzer, assisted by Warren Eicher. Burial was made in the Community Cemetery, Miller, S. Dak.
Roark, -- James M., was born Nov. 3, 1872, in Cole Co., Mo.; passed away near Edwards, Mo., on June 3, 1955; aged 82 y 7 m. On Aug. 27, 1911, he was married to Lucy Jones. To this union were born 2 children (Clarence and Mildred). Both died in infancy. They took his nephew (Wilson Ross) into their home when he was 18 months old and reared him as their son. His brother (John) lived with them their entire married life and her sister (Ethel Jones) for the past 30 years. In early manhood he became a Christian and was a member of the Mennonite Church for the past 20 years. Surviving are his wife, her sister (Ethel), his brother (John), of the home, a sister (Minnie James, Windsor, Mo.), foster son (Wilson Ross, Lakeside, Calif.), and 2 grandchildren. Services were held in the Cable Ridge Schoolhouse by J. P. Burbaker. Burial was made in the Cable Ridge Cemetery.
Steiner, -- Clara Elizabeth, daughter of Peter D. and Barbara (Lehman) Baumgardner, was born near Kidron, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1872; passed away at her home near Orrville, Ohio, May 18, 1955; aged 83 y. 3 m. She was bedfast nearly 3 years following a fall at her home. On March 27, 1891, she was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. Following her marriage to David Steiner on Nov. 25, 1909, she transferred her membership to the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, where she was a member oat the time of her death. She was a member of a family of 11 children. Surviving are her only daughter (Alice, of the home), one sister (Katharina-Mrs. Frank Shoup, Beach City, Ohio), 2 brothers (William, Pandora, Ohio; and Peter Orrville, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 21 at the Crown Hill Church, conducted by Noah Hilty and John Drescher. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Weldy, -- Silas L, son of John K. and Susan (Mumaw)
Weldy, was born Nov. 27, 1877, near Wakarusa, Ind., and quietly
passed away at his home near Wakarusa on May 27, 1955; aged 77
y. 6 m. At the age of 18 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and
united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church. On Oct. 8, 1899, he
was united in marriage to Elnora Metzler. On Dec. 20, 1908,
he was ordained to the ministry by the late David Burkholder.
During 40 years of sacrificial service his chief interest was
the salvation of the lost; and that interest continued after his
retirement from active ministry in 1949.
His services were rendered not only in the Holdeman congregation but also throughout the Indiana-Michigan Conference and other states where he was called to serve in evangelism. He was one of the early Mennonite ministers to take an active interest in the establishment and development of missions. He served terms as secretary and also field evangelist for the District Mission Board. His prayer life was also an important factor of his ministry. In the last week of his life he prayed for each family of his congregation, mentioning each by name. Thus, even to the end, his thinking was centered around Christ and the welfare of the church. Surviving are his wife, one son (Maynard of Wakarusa), 4 grandchildren, a foster son (Walter Weaver of Mishawaka), a sister (Ruth-Mrs. Alvin Yoder of Nappanee), 3 brothers (Elmer of Wakarusa; Amos and Home of Nappanee), and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Olive Mennonite Church on May 30 with Lee J. Miller, D. A. Yoder, and Simon G. Gingerich officiating. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bender, -- Magdalena, daughter of Daniel and Magdalena (Oesch) Jantzi, was born March 17, 1896; passed away May 17, 1955, at the home of her daughter Geraldine; aged 59 y. 2 m. On June 21, 1922, she was married to Allen Bender. Surviving her unexpected passing are her husband of Baden, Ont., 2 children (Geraldine-Mrs. John Gascho, Baden and Urie, Scottdale, Pa.), and 3 granddaughters. One granddaughter predeceased her. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Rachel-Mrs. Joseph Nafziger, Manville, Alta., and Matilda-Mrs. John Holst, Baden), and 3 brothers (Moses O. Jantzi and John O. both of Baden, and Daniel O., Vulcan, Alta.). She was preceded in death by one sisters (Barbara) and 3 brothers (Solomon and Chris both of Lowville, N. Y., and Michael, Biggar, Sask.). Early in life she became a Christian and continued a faithful member of the Steinman A. M. church at Baden. She lived a consecrated life and served the Lord in many ways. At her death she was serving as an executive member of the Ontario Women's Auxiliary and Service Organization. The funeral service was held on May 20 in charge of Orland Gingerich, assisted by Elmer Swartzentruber and Amos Swartzenruber. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Bute, --Anise Valeria Leatherman was born March 7, 1875, at Wakarusa, Ind.; passed away at her home in Alpha, Minn., June 2, 1955; aged 80 y. 2 m. 25 d. She was married to Charles M. Bute, Jan. 1, 1897, at Jackson, Minn. They observed their 58th wedding anniversary this year. To this union were born 9 children, all of whom were present at the funeral, (James, Alpha, Minn.; Iva-Mrs. Edd Garber, Jackson; Elmer, Great Falls, Mont.; Grace-Mrs. George E. Miller, and Julia-Mrs. Forest Lau Frau, both of Goshen, Ind.; Gertrude-Mrs. Martin Miller, Lake Crystal, Minn; Bertha-Mrs. Archie Hartzler, Lakefield, Minn; Edward, Anderson, Ind.; Warren, Jackson). Also surviving are 2 brothers (Elmer and Jim of Santa Barbara, Calif.), 19 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren She spent most of her married life in the Jackson community and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She suffered ill health for the last three years and longed for the time when she could go to her eternal home. Funeral services were held June 6 at the home in Alpha and then in the Alpha Mennonite Church, in charge of C. J. Garber and Noah Landis. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery at Jackson.
Eash, -- Jonathan, son of Jacob and Katie (Alwine) Eash, was born near Davidsville, Pa., Sept. 25, 1878; died at this home, Johnstown, Pa., June 9, 1955; aged 76 y. 8 m. 24 d. He is survived by his widow, the former Anna M. Blough, 6 sons and 3 daughters (Clarence S., Philadelphia, Pa.; Lizzie-Mrs. John T. Lehman, Beaulah-Mrs. Owen Hershberger, Dorsey, and Elmer J., all of Johnstown; Harry W., Stoystown, Pa.; Leroy K., Hollsopple, Pa.; Paul, New Paris, Pa.; and Thelma-Mrs. Donald Thomas, Cleveland, Ohio), 3 brothers and one sisters (Samuel and Harry of Holsopple; George, Johnstown; and Mrs. Mary Kattenbaugh, Hollsopple), 38 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough Mennonite Church, June 12, in charge of Harry Y. Shetler and Aldus Wingard. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Gingerich, -- Josephine Hazel (Miller), daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth (McKee) Miller, Tiskilwa, Ill., was born July 16, 1891; passed away in a Chicago hospital after a lingering illness, June 6, 1955; aged 63 y. 10 m. 21 d. On Dec. 29, 1915, she was married to Albert Gingerich. To this union were born 3 sons. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, (William, Philip, and Delbert), and 8 grandchildren all of Buda, Ill. Also surviving are 8 brothers and many friends. At the age of 11 she confessed her faith in Christ and became a member of the Willow Springs Church. Her testimony as a Christian mother and grandmother in the church was a great blessing. Her passing is a loss that is felt in the church as well as in the home. Funeral services were held at the Willow Springs Church, in charge of C. Warren Long. The text was Hebrews 11: 13, 16. Burial was made in the Willow Springs Cemetery.
Horst, -- John N. son of the late John K. and Anna (Nolt) Horst, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 20, 1878; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at his home at Bareville, Pa., April 29, 1955; aged 77 y. 3 m. 9 d. He had been confined to the wheel chair for 8 years but bore his afflictions patiently. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church. In 1901 he was married to Amelia Z. Hoover who survives him. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Ervin B. Martin, Ephrata, Pa.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Harvey S. Nolt, East Greenville, Pa.; Emma-Mrs. Henry M. Martin, Myerstown, Pa.; and Martha, Bareville, Pa.), 6 sons (David H., Harry H., and John J. of Ephrata, Pa.; Amos H., Daniel H., and Melvin H., of Bareville, Pa.), 77 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Jonas N., Maryland). He was preceded in death by one son (Edward) and 2 infant sons. Funeral services were held May 4, 1955, at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, in charge of Joseph Hostetter and Joseph Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Calvin LaMar, son of Homer J. and Lizzie (Troyer) Miller, was born March 22, 1921, near Shipshewana, Ind., where he attended school and spent the early part of his life; met instant death on May 26, 1955, when his plane collided with another plane in flight and crashed near Anchorage, Alaska; aged 34 y. 2 m. 4 d. At the age of 13 he confessed Christ and was received into the fellowship of the Shore congregation. As a young man he went to California and in 1942 entered the Navy. After forty months of service in the Pacific he received his discharge and the following three years worked in Anchorage, Alaska, as an aircraft mechanic. In 1949 he returned to the states and worked on the farm until 1954 when he returned to Alaska and resumed his trade as a mechanic and flight instructor for the Alaska Floatplane Service. In his early departure he leaves to mourn his parents, 3 sisters (Marjorie-Mrs. Timothy Rheinheimer, Ligonier, Ind.; Barbara-Mrs. Norman Hostetler, Topeka, Ind.; and Margaret, at home), 2 grandmothers (Mrs. U. Y. Miller, Shipshewana, and Mrs. Calvin Troyer, Lagrange, Ind.). Calvin was an industrious and conscientious worker and won many friends. Funeral services were held June 9 at the Shore Mennonite Church near Shipshewana, in charge of Percy J. Miller and Lee J. Miller. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Dwight Donald, youngest son of Daniel W. and Icie (Yoder) Miller, was born in Green Township, Wayne County, Ohio, on July 15, 1942; died at the Dunlap Memorial Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, on June 27, 1955, shortly after being fatally wounded in an accident at his home on Route 3, Wooster, Ohio; aged 12 y. 11 m. 12 d. Danny is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (Clifford, Wooster, and Gerald, Elmore,Ohio), one sister (Carol, at home), and a large number of relatives and friends who mourn his passing. His oldest brother, Richard, preceded him in death in 1945. At the time of his death, he was a member at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville. Together with four other young people he had taken his stand for Christ and was looking forward to being baptized and received into the membership of the church in the near future. Whether at home, at school, or in the church, Danny took an active interest in the work, always ready to do his part. His brief work was a blessing to those who knew that he is now with his Lord. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville on June 30, 1955, with V. M. Gerig officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Mowery, -- Oscar S., was born near Davis, W. Va., July 1887; died near Harman, W. Va., June 24, 1955, just shortly before reaching his sixty-eight year. He spent his entire life in the Dry Fork Valley of West Virginia. As a young man he married Maud Simmons, Whitmer, W. Va. To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters. He is survived by his widow, 4 sons and 3 daughters. One son and 2 daughters preceded him in death. About 6 years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke from which he never recovered. He was a member of the Riverside Mennonite Church, Harman, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted by M. J. Brunk. Interment was made in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Whitmer, W. Va.
Petersheim, -- Omar K., son of Barbara (Kurtz) and the late Jonathan Petersheim was born May 17, 1926, at Elverson, Pa.; died at his home on June 2, 1955; aged 29 y. 1 m. 11 d. During the past 6 months he has been under the doctor's care and his physical condition gradually grew worse. He was always, very patient in his suffering. In his last week here he frequently talked about going to be with God and also told visitors his desire. In addition to his mother he is survived by 4 brothers (Elam, Elverson; Le Roy, South Portland, Maine; Joseph, Honey Brook, Pa.; and Floyd at home), 7 sisters (Mabel-Mrs. Mast Stoltzfus, New Columbia, Pa; Ida-Mrs. Leon Summers and Mary, both of Gap, Pa,; Della and Elsie, both at home; Susie-Mrs. Eli Kauffman, and Linda-Mrs. Elton Horning, both of Elverson). Funeral services were held on July 1 at the Conestoga Mennonite Church in charge of Millard Shoupe, C. J. Kurtz, and Ira Kurtz. Psalm 16: 6a was used as a text. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Beachy, -- Eliza, daughter of Cornelius E. and Anna (Schmucker) Hochstedler, was born in Howard Co., Ind., Sept. 9, 1879; died at Wilbur, Wash., June 29, 1955; aged 75 y. 9 m. 20 d. The last morning of their journey in the far west, before they started out for the day, it was her request that the first Psalm was repeated in the family devotions, and then after prayer they started out; after driving about 65 miles, they stopped at a restaurant for breakfast, and there it was that the Lord suddenly called her home. Quite early in life she became a member of the Old Order Amish Church in Indiana and was baptized by her father. On Feb. 4, 1904, she was married to Moses Beachy. This marriage was also officiated by her father. In 1924 they moved to Iowa and here they united with the Upper Deer Creek congregation where she remained a faithful member until death. Even though she did not enjoy the best of health the last few years, yet she had a desife to make this last journey here on earth which ended before the destination was reached. This home was not blessed with any children of their own, yet it became the home of 2 girls who grew to womanhood as members of the family (Fannie-Mrs. Elmer Hershberger, Springs, Pa., and Viola-Mrs. Daniel S. Miller, Seattle, Wash.). She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, the 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Emanuel C., John C., and Cornelius C., all of Kokomo, Ind.). Her body was taken to Iowa and the funeral services held at the Fairview Church on July 4, were in charge of Albert S. Miller and Elmer G. Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Fleagle, -- William W., was born Feb. 7, 1894; passed away very suddenly of a heart attack on June 25, 1955, at his home in Upper Strasburg, Pa.; aged 61 y. 4 m. 19 d. He retired for the night as usual but was found dead in bed by the family in the morning. He was a faithful member of the Rowe Mennonite Church near Shippensburg, Pa., for a number of years. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters (Mrs. Robert Keefer, Ethel and Archie, all of Upper Strasburg; Jacob, Fannettsburg, Pa.; Wayne and Clarice, Chambersburg, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Rowe Mennonite Church on June 28, in charge of Amos Martin, Paul Martin, and Harry Witmer. Interment was made in cemetery adjoining the church.
Gingrich, -- Freeman S., son of Israel and Lovina Gingrich,
was born Sept. 21, 1906, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died July 7, 1955,
in the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont.; aged 48 y. 9 m. 16 d. He
suffered from a heart ailment for some time but not acutely until
the recent past. He became a Christian in his youth and united
with the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until
his death. Besides being active in the home congregation at St.
Jacobs, he served the church in a wide way, particularly as a
promoter of the cause of relief and voluntary service. He also
served for a number of years on the city missions committee. Surviving
are his wife, the former Mary Horst, whom he married March
15, 1939, 3 sons (David, Ronald, and Raymond), and one daughter
(Kathleen), all at home, 3 sisters (Leah-Mrs. Addison Snider,
Elmira; Susanna-Mrs. Amos Gingrich, Waterloo; Barbara-Mrs. Eli
Gingrich, Wallenstein), and a great circle of friends. Three brothers
and one sister preceded him. Funeral services were conducted in
the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church on July 10 in charge Paul Martin
and Osiah Horst. Interment was made in the cemetery at Three Bridges.
Graybill, -- John H., son of William and Elizabeth (Shelley) Graybill was born May 6, 1876, at Bunkertown, Pa.; died May 23, 1955, in Geisinger Memorial Hospital, the result of a stroke suffered one week previous; aged 79 y. 19d. In 1899 he married Lucy Whiteley, who passed away in 1933. He is survived by 6 children (Mary-Mrs. Harvey Kratzer, Freeburg, Pa.; Orpha-Mrs. Paul Leitzel, Richfield, Pa.; Sara-Mrs. John Knouse, Cocolamus, Pa.; Robert, Richfield; Oscar, Mifflintown, Pa.; and Albert, New Dannville, Pa.), 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (William, Richfield; and Clayton, Martinsburg, Pa.). He was a faithful member of the Cross Roads Mennonite Church, Richfield where funeral services were conducted in charge of Donald Lauver. Burial was made in the Brick Church Cemetery.
Hunsberger, -- Mary Ann, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Shirk) Hunsberger, was born near Baden, Ont., Aug. 2, 1872; died in her 83rd year at Braeside Home in Preston, Ont., where she had been living the past 9 years. She accepted Christ in her youth in Bro. J. S. Coffman's first meeting at the David Eby Church. She had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over 65 years. In her early years she taught in Sunday school. In her middle life she was a practical nurse in the Waterloo County community. She had been in failing health for the last few years. She leaves to mourn one brother (Noah, St. Jacobs). Preceding her was 7 brothers and 3 sisters. She leaves a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. Service held in the Erb Street Mennonite Church were conducted by Clare Shantz and J. B. Martin. Burial was made in the Waterloo Cemetery.
Kreider, --Jacob L., son of John H. and Ana Maria (Lantz) Kreider, was born Sept. 20, 1876; departed this life at his home in Willow Street, Pa., June 4, 1955; aged 78 y. 8 m. 14 d. He passed away in his sleep. For some time he had been under the care of a physician for a heart condition. He was a member of the Byerland Mennonite Church, which he attended faithfully when health permitted. He and his wife (the former Katie F. Eshleman), would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30. Surviving are one daughter (Anna M.-Mrs. Harry F. Gochenauer), and a brother (John B.), both of Willow Street, Pa., and 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted June 7 at the Byerland Church by Maris Hess and Henry Nauman. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nofzinger, -- John J., son of John S. and Mary (Liechty) Nofzinger, was born Aug. 20, 1901, near Archbold, Ohio; departed this life June 16, 1955, at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, after a few hours of suffering due to coronary thrombosis; aged 53 y. 9m. 26 d. On Dec. 1, 1921, he was married to Mary Beck. This union was blessed with one daughter (Evelyn-Mrs. Dale Short). He is survived by his wife, his daughter, 3 grandchildren, one brother (William, Wayland, Iowa), one sister (Ida Mrs. Moses Nofziger, Wauseon), besides a host of relatives and friends. His parents, one sister, and one brother preceded him in death. All his life was lived in the vicinity of Archbold. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, and remained a member until his death. Funeral services were held at the Central Church in charge of Jesse J. Short and Freeman Aeschliman.
Redard, --Ali J., son of the late J. C. and Lisa (Stahley) Redard, was born July 2, 1888, in Las Verrieres, Switzerland; passed away the Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill., May 20, 1955, after a short illness; aged 66 y. 10 m. 18 d. In 1905 he came to America where he lived the rest of his life. In 1950 he united with the Morton Mennonite Church where he was a member at the time of his passing. He was united in marriage to Stella Frances Bailey in Pekin, Ill., on Dec. 29, 1909. To this union were born 6 children; two of whom (Lyle and Edwin) preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons (Reuben A. and Leslie J., Peoria, Ill.; and Walter Lee, Upper Darby, Pa.), one daughter (Rosalie, Ontario, Calif.), 2 brothers (Reuben, Park Ridge, N. J. and Leopold, Neuchatel, Swizerland), and 6 sisters (Mrs. Albert Maire, Neuchatel, Switzerland; Mrs. Henry Cornillion, Miami Beach, Fla.; Margaret Miller, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Jack Ball, Greenville, Va., and Rose, Park Ridge, N. J.). He spent an active life as a mail carrier for 37 years as well as having served as postmaster for several months. This activity was also used greatly in church work, in which he will be missed. Funeral services were conducted at the Morton Mennonite Church, May 22, 1955, by Kenneth G. Good, pastor. Interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Schrock, -- Nora, daughter of John and Carolyn (Schrock) Troyer, was born in Howard County, Ind., Oct. 16, 1884; died at her home west of Amboy, Ind., June 24, 1955; aged 70 y. 8 m. 8d. She had been ill 5 years with a heart disorder. She was married on Nov. 30, 1905, to Elmer Schrock who survives her. Also surviving are one daughter (Ina, at home), 2 sons (Eldon and Carl of Amboy), 6 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Ellsworth, Middlebury, Ind.; Joseph , Amboy; Emanuel, Kokomo, Ind.; and Dr. George, Puerto Rico), one sister (Mrs. Mattie Hershberger, Kokomo). She was a member of the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held June 27 at the Howard-Miami church with Anson Horner and Clayton Sommers officiating. Burial was made in the Mast Cemetery.
Short, -- Verena, daughter of John and Catherine (Aeschliman) Yost, was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 5, 1880; departed this life at her home in Pettisville, Ohio, June 25, 1955; aged 75 y. 3 m. 20 d. On Feb. 22, 1906, she was united in marriage with Aaron P. Short. This union was blessed with 6 children (Lucinda-Mrs. Jacob Riegsecker, Archbold, Ohio; Clara-Mrs. Willard Richer; Irene-Mrs. Clifford Nofziger; Stanley, all of Wauseon, Ohio; Kenneth, Archbold; and Alice-Mrs. Joseph Short, Monclova Ohio.). She leaves to mourn her companion, 6 children, 12 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Leah Yost and Mrs. Sarah Boeckner, Both of Moundridge, Kans.), and one sister-in-law (Mrs. Eda Yost, Denver, Colo.), and a host of relatives and friends. She was the first to break the family circle. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and one brother. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained faithful to her Lord and to the Central Mennonite Church where she was a member at the time of her death. About 3 years ago her health began to fail, caused from a heart ailment, but she was able to be about her home duties until early of the morning when the Lord suddenly called her home. Funeral services were held at the Central Church by Jesse J. Short and E. B. Frey.
Short, -- Wilma, daughter of Solomon and Emma (Nafziger) Short, was born near Woodburn, Ind., May 5, 1898; departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maynard Burkholder, Archbold, Ohio, on July 4, 1955; aged 57 y. 2 m. On Nov. 10, 1929, she was united in marriage to Edwin D. Short. To this union were born 2 daughters. After only 4 years of married life, her husband passed away. Early in life she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Lockport congregation, Stryker, Ohio, until death. She is survived by 2 daughters (Berneda-Mrs. Donald Beck, and Mabel Ann-Mrs. Maynard Burkholder, both of near Archbold), her mother (Mrs. Emma Short), 4 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Rosa Nafziger, Mrs. Lillian King, both of Archbold; Mrs. Lucille Short, Stryker, Ohio and Mrs. Ella Miller, Wauseon, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Lockport Church on July 7 with Walter Stuckey, Gordon Zimmerman, and Maynard Wyse in charge. Burial was mad in the Lockport Cemetery.
Showalter, --Annie Mary, daughter of John R. and Fannie (Roudabush) Suter, was born Aug. 27, 1889, at Harrisonburg, Va.; died May 8, 1955, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg; aged 65 y. 8 m. 11 d. On Jan. 24, 1912, she married Lewis P. Showalter, who survives her. Also surviving are 2 sons (John S., Harrisonburg and Marvin E., Broadway, Va.) and one daughter (Ruth F. at home). She was preceded in death by one son (Lewis Menno) who died Aug. 16, 1923, at the age of 2 _ years. She was of gentle and quiet disposition and devoted to the care of her home. For many years she served as the faithful companion of her husband in the work of the ministry and was greatly interested in the work of the local sewing circle. Funeral services were held on May 11 at Zion Mennonite Church, Broadway, in charge of J. Ward Shank, Ray Emswiler, and A. T. Rollins. Burial was made in the nearby cemetery.
Showalter, --Carol Ann, daughter of David and Rhoda (Swartzentruber) Showalter, was born Aug. 18, 1950; left this world to be with the Lord, May 6, 1955; aged 4 y. 8 m. 18 d. Death came instantly when she crossed the highway and was struck by an automobile. Surviving are her parents, 4 brothers (Richard, Donald, Nathan, and David Conrad, at home with their parents at Gays Creek, Ky.), 3 grandparents (Irvin Showalter, Linville, Va., and Eli and Amelia Swartzebtruber, Greenwood, Del.), and many other relatives in Delaware and Virginia. The first three and one-half months of her life were spent in Delaware. Since that time she has been a part of the Gays Creek community. She will be missed by her friends and playmates there. A funeral service was conducted May 8 at the Gays Creek Church by Alvin Swartz, Frank Dutcher, and Oakley Turner. The body was then taken to Greenwood, Del., for burial. Services were conducted there by Nevin Bender, Alvin Mast, and Daniel Yoder.
Thompson, -- Mrs. Elizabeth Ann, born June 6, 1878; passed away June 26, 1955, in General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., where she had been a patient for two days, although she had been in poor health for several years; aged 79 y. 20 d. She had been a loyal member of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church for 49 years. Survivors include 3 daughters (Edith-Mrs. Huber Yoder and Leota-Mrs. Henry Neff, both of Elkhart; and Myrtle-Mrs. John Raber, Bristol, Ind.), one son (Lester, Elkhart), 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one sister (Laura Schrock, Tampico, Ill.), and 2 brothers (Josiah J. and J. Elmer Miller, both of Shipshewana, Ind.). Funeral services were in charge of the home pastor, J. B. Shenk and burial was made in the Prairie Street Cemetery.
Thompson, -- Lina Mae, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 9, 1879; died April 27, 1955, at her home at Andrews Bridge, Lane Co., Pa.; aged 75 y. 5 m. 18 d. For nearly 60 years she in a helpless condition physically. She was noted for her strong testimony for her Lord. It was common to hear of persons visiting her thinking to encourage her and coming away encouraged themselves. We miss her, for she filled a special place in the church. She became a Christian in early life and a member of the Mennonite Church some years ago, continuing in that fellowship until her death. She is survived by 3 sisters (Sarah, Mary, and Emma), and one brother (John). The funeral services at the Reynolds funeral home and the Andrews Bridge Church, May 2, 1955, were conducted by Elmer Martin, Jacob Mellinger, Daniel Leaman, and John Winey.
Weber, -- Arthur Louis, son of Allen and the late Sarah (Martin) Weber, was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Waterloo, Ont.; died June 29, 1955; aged 43 y. 8 m. 21 d. He met death by accidental drowning in an unsuccessful effort to rescue his 2 children, Shirley and Richard. He accepted Christ in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church at Strasburg, and later transferring to Erb St. Mennonite Church in Waterloo, where he was a faithful member until his death. He was married to Beulah Bearinger on Feb. 14, 1940. To this union were born 4 children (Shirley, Richard, Linda, and Barbara). He is survived by his wife and 2 children (Linda, 6 and Barbara, 3) , his father, 3 brothers (Oliver, Bloomingdale; Samuel and George, Waterloo), and 4 sisters (Alice-Mrs. Etril Snyder, Waterloo; Tillie-Mrs. Gordon Hunsberger, West Montrose; Clara-Mrs. Roy Snyder, and Florence of Waterloo).
Weber, -- Richard Dale, son of Arthur and Beulah (Bearinger) Weber, was born Nov. 14, 1945; passed away suddenly from this life by drowning along with his sister and father on June 29; aged 9 y. 7 m. 15 d. He attended Erb St. Mennonite Church.
Weber, -- Shirley Elizabeth, daughter of Arthur and Beulah (Bearinger) Weber, was born Feb. 12, 1943; passed away suddenly from this life by drowning along with her father and brother on June 29, 1955; aged 12 y. 4 m. 17 d. She attended Erb Street Mennonite Church faithfully and was a member of the Sunshine Band. Richard and Shirley are survived by their mother, 2 sisters (Linda and Barbara), grandparents (Allen Weber, and Ephraim and Annie Bearinger), and many other relatives and friends. Joint services were held for the father and two children on July 3 at the Erb Street Mennonite Church in charge of Jesse Martin, assisted by Clare Shantz. Interment was made in the Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery.
Whisler, -- Maria S., daughter of the late Daniel K. and Maria (Shank) Bair, was born in York Co., Pa., Nov. 8, 1869; died May 17, 1955, at a convalescent home in Hanover; aged 85 y. 6 m. 9 d. On March 15 she suffered a fractured hip received in a fall at her home. She was taken to the hospital for 2 weeks, and then removed to the convalescent home where she peacefully passed away, just 9 weeks after the fall. She is survived by one daughter (Anna) at home, and a number of nieces and nephews. On Dec. 12, 1899, she was married to Solomon M. Whisler, who preceded her in death in March, 1940. She was the last survivor of her family. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Services were held May 21 from the Hanover Church with Harvey Grove, Amos Shank, and Norman Bange officiating. Burial was made in the York Road Cemetery near Hanover.
Yoder, -- Caroline (Bleile), was born in Wutemburg, Germany, March 19, 1869; died in her home near Nappanee, Ind., on June 29, 1955. She came to this country with her parents when 5 years old. She was united in marriage to Jacob Yoder in 1886. He died in 1909. Surviving are 4 sons (Alvin, Nappanee; Jesse, Plymouth, Ind.; William, South Bend, Ind.; and John, Elkhart, Ind.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Lee Mullet, Nappanee; Mrs. R. C. Hostetler, who lives on the homestead, and Mrs. Ward Stahly, Elkhart), a sister (Mrs. Jacob Holoway), 2 brothers (Lewis and Jess Bleile, Nappanee), 24 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and lived a faithful life for many years. Services were held at the North Main St. Mennonite Church with Homer F. North officiating. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.