Beutler, -- Jacob R., son of William and Mary (Parcell) Beutler was born Aug. 30, 1889 in Olive Twp., Elkhart, Ind.; died of a heart attack April 11, 1955; in the St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, Ind.; aged 65 y. 7 m. 12 d. Surviving are the widow, the former Florence (Enders) Yoder, whom he married on May 12, 1925, 3 sons (Robert, Albert, and Wayne), 7 grandchildren, 2 stepsons (Charles and Harold Yoder), a sister (Mrs. Martha Bixler), and a foster brother (Howard Parcell). He was converted in 1930 and soon after became a member of the Wakarusa United Missionary Church, where he and his family were faithful in their attendance and support of the church. Funeral services were conducted in the United Missionary Church at Wakarusa, Ind., by Orlan Golden and D. A. Yoder, with interment in the Olive Cemetery.
Burkhart, -- Mary Ann, daughter of the late John A. and Sallie (Gehman) Good, was born in Adamstown, Pa.; May 23, 1861; passed away after a brief illness at her home in East Earl, Pa.; aged 93 y. 10 m. 9 d. She was a faithful member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church since her youth. Her companion, David Burkhart, passed away Sept. 27, 1940. Surviving are two daughters (Hettie-Mrs. Aaron Weaver, with whom she resided; Sallie-Mrs. Jacob G. Hurst), 6 sons (Barton, Isaac, David, Edwin, John, Paul), 52 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, one brother (Milton Good), and one sister (Sallie, widow of Henry Musser). Services were conducted at the Bowmansville Church by Howard Z. Good. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gerber, -- Joshua, son of Peter and Marie (Nussbaum) Gerber, was born near Kidron, Ohio, Feb. 14, 1877; passed away April 11, 1955, following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered four days earlier; aged 78 y. 1 m. 9 d. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into church fellowship of the Kidron Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member. Although unable to read well for the past several years, due to failing eyesight, he appreciated having other read to him God's Word. He is survived by his widow (Sarah Zuercher Gerber) with whom he shared life's joys and sorrows for nearly 50 years, their wedding having taken place Dec. 12, 1905. Also surviving are one son (Milton, Geneva, Ind.), 2 daughters ( Sylvia Gerber of the home and Alta of Orrville, Ohio), 5 grandchildren, and one brother (Jacob P., of Dalton). He was preceded by 2 daughters, 2 sons, and one brother. Funeral services were held on April 14 at the Kidron Mennonite Church with Reuben Hoffstetter, Allen Bixler, and Isaac Zuercher officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Hofstetter, -- Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Eliza (Neuenschwander) Nussbaum, was born near Berne, Ind., May 15, 1889; passed away at her home in Kidron, Ohio, April 7, 1955; aged 65 y. 10 m. 22 d. Although in failing health for the last two years, her sudden departure was a shock to her family and friends. In 1903 she moved with her parents to Wayne Co., Ohio. Eight years ago they returned from their farm and moved to Kidron, where she passed away. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member of the Kidron Church until her Saviour called her home. She was married to Simon Hofstetter on Jan. 19, 1911. Their home was blessed with seven children, all of whom survive. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Lester of the home, and Milton, Apple Creek, Ohio), 5 daughters (Leona, Ida, and Sylvia of Orrville; Elda and Anna of the home), 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Samuel E., Amos A., and Albert A., of Apple Creek; and William of Dalton, Ohio), and 3 sisters (Saloma-Mrs. David Wyse, Orrville; Bertha-Mrs. Silas Lehman, Apple Creek; and Ella-Mrs. Frank Wyse. Funeral services were held at the Kidron Church on April 11 with Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Hunsberger, -- Norman K., son of the late Peter and Susanna (Kratz) Hunsberger, was born Aug. 23, 1892, in Lucon, Montogomery Co., Pa.; departed this life at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Sarasota, Fla., March 7, 1955; aged 62 y. 7m. 14 d. He had reached the exact age of his father to the very day. Death was due to a blood clot on the heart, with which he had been stricken about two weeks previous while he and his wife were vacationing in Florida. On Feb. 7, 1914, he was married to Mary Clemmer. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons (Paul C., Cooperburg, Pa.; Franklin C. and Norman C., Telford, Pa.; and Clarence C., of Salford, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, , and the following brothers and sisters (Esther-Mrs. Joseph Weber, Salford Heights Pa.; Russell, Akron, Ohio; Horace, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Laura-Mrs. John Musselman and Edna-Mrs. Jacob Alderfer, both of Salford Heights). Four brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on March12, at the Salford Mennonite Church, Salford, Heights, Pa., where he had been a faithful member until death. Rein Alderfer, Henry Ruth, and Elias Landis officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Oswald, -- Chris E., son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Rupp) Oswald, was born at Minier, Ill., Jan. 10, 1884; passed from this life, April 10, 1955, at the Peterson Rest Home, Lincoln, Nebr.; aged 71 y. 3 m. In his youth he moved with his parents from Minier, Ill., to Beemer, Nebr., and later to Beaver Crossing, Nebr. The last 20 years of his life were spent in Lincoln, Nebr. Besides his parents, two sisters preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure one daughter (Mrs. Evelyn Peterson, Omaha, Nebr.), one son (Leonard, Minneapolis, Minn.), 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Anna, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; Mrs. Claude Vance, Griswold, Iowa, and Mrs. Perle Stutzman, Lincoln, Nebr.), 4 brothers (John, Lincoln; Menno, Milford, Nebr.; Jake, Beaver Crossing, and Peter, Hopedale, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on April 13 at the West Fairview Church, Beaver Crossing, Nebr., in charge of John R. Troyer and Wm. R. Eicher. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Snyder, -- Magdalena, daughter of the late John M. and Barbara Brubacher was born Sept. 17, 1862, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; departed this life April 7, 1955, at Braeside Home, Preston, Ont.; aged 92 y. 6 m. 21 d. On March 4, 1888, she was united in marriage to Franklin B. Snyder who predeceased her May 7, 1937. To this union were born 6 sons and one daughter (Ira and John of St. Jacobs; Amos and Israel of Mahoning Co., Ohio; Elias of Kitchener; David, deceased; and Barbara-Mrs. Simeon Martin, of St. Jacobs.) Also surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Veronica Sauder of St. Jacobs, and Mrs. Christian Frey of Wallenstein), 2 brothers (Henry and Benjamin, both of Elmira), 21 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. She spent practically her whole life in Waterloo Co., Ont. She joined the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs, Ont., Mennonite Church on April 10, in charge of Roy S. Koch and Noah Hunsberger. Burial was made in the cemetery at Three Bridges.
Stutzman, -- Cora, daughter of A. A. and Amanda (Gerber) Miller, was born Sept. 28, 1880, of Walnut Creek, Ohio; passed away at the home of her daughter, March 28, 1955; aged 74 y. 6 m. In 1902 she was married to Alex Stutzman, who served as a deacon in the Plainview Church from Aug. 7, 1910, until his death in 1942. After the first year of their married life, they moved to the community of Aurora, Ohio, where they lived until the death of Bro. Stutzman. The land where the Plainview Church is built was their donation for the church property. In her youth she united with the Walnut Creek Church, later transferring her membership to the Plainview congregation where she retained her membership until death. Surviving are 4 children, a daughter (Mrs. Erdine Jantis, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), a foster daughter (Mrs. Alice Marker, Akron, Ohio), 2 sons (Harold, Ulysses, Pa.; Roland, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Ura Hostetler, Sugarcreek, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank Henry (Warren, Ohio), 4 half brothers (Elden and Chester, Aurora, Ohio; Sidney, Streetsboro, Ohio, and Adrian, West Liberty, Ohio), and a half sister (Mrs. Cipriano, Ravenna, Ohio). Three sons and a brother and sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted by Eugene Yoder and Elmer Stoltzfus at the Plainview Church, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Zehr, -- Reuben Lesslie, son of the late Joseph and Barbara Zehr, passed to his reward Feb. 27, 1955, at Chestertown, Md.; aged 54 y. 7 m. 27 d. He is survived by his wife, Marion Lehmann Zehr, 2 sons (Wilson and Robert), 2 daughters (Audry-Mrs. Henry West, and Loretta-Mrs. Gorden Gingerich), 4 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Stevens, Mrs. Barbara Campnay, Mrs. Lena Fisher, and Mrs. Verbena Jebo), 2 brothers (Peter and Wilfred Zehr), and 11 grandchildren. Bro. Zehr accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was an active and faithful member of the First Mennonite Church, Croghan, N. Y., for a number of years preceding his death. He was well known and respected in the community as an electrician and businessman.
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Berkey, -- Sarah Jane (Whitney), was born June 21, 1878, at Bertrand, Nebr.; passed away at McMinnville, Oreg., April 11, 1955; aged 76 y. 9 m. 20 d. She had been in poor health for some time. On Jan. 10, 1894, she was united in marriage to Henry Berkey, who preceded her in death by 7 years. About 1903 they moved to Jasper Co., Mo., where they united with the Mennonite Church near Oronogo, Mo. In 1907 they moved to Wyoming where they lived until 1935, when they moved to Sheridan, Oreg. She is survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters (Samuel, Filer, Idaho; Oliver, Sheridan; John J., Pendleton, Oreg.; Chester, Buhl, Idaho; Mrs. Cordehlia Bush, Denver, Col.; Leah Phoenix, Torrance, Calif.; Katherine Ervin, Salem, Oreg.), 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Josephine Callwell, Burns, Wyo.) She was much interested in spiritual things and was faithful to her Lord and Saviour. Funeral services were conducted by G. D. Shenk and D. F. Shenk.
Bricker, --Anna L., daughter of the late Henry and Sarah (Lehman) Bricker, was born Sept. 28, 1875; died at her home in Chambersburg, Pa., on March 31, 1955; aged 79 y. 4 m. 3 d., after an illness of several weeks. She was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. She is survived by Amanda Bricker, with whom she resided and Deacon Samuel L. Bricker, Chambersburg, and 3 nieces. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Church on April 3 in charge of Amos E. Martin and Harold Hunsecker. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Conrad, -- Mary, daughter of Martin and Barbara (Stuckey) Nebel, was born in Henry Co., Iowa, on Nov. 18, 1870. About two weeks before her death she submitted to a major operation and seemed to be getting along quite well when suddenly she took ill and passed away at her home in Wayland, Iowa, on March 30, 1955; aged 84 y. 4 m. 12 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church where she was a faithful member until her passing. Her religion was her great strength and hope in life. On Jan. 14, 1897, she was united in marriage to John K. Conrad. They lived on farms in Washington and Henry counties until Sept. 1, 1919, when they moved to Wayland, Iowa. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1919; also one grandson, 3 brothers and 4 sisters preceded her. She is survived by 3 adopted daughters (Irene-Mrs. Vere Goff, Pontiac, Ill.; Florence-Mrs. Albert Taylor, Iowa City, Iowa; Clara-Mrs. Robert Shinkey, Springfield, Ill.), one brother (Sam Nebel), 3 sisters (Mrs. Lena Kauffman, Anna-Mrs. Jacob Gerig, and Martha-Mrs. Elmer Boshart, all of Wayland), 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Sugar Creek Church on April 1 were in charge of Willard Leichty and Vernon Roth. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Hewins, -- John A., Jr., son of John A. and Susan (Rappelye) Hewins, was born in Wathena, Kans., Jan. 4, 1878; departed this life suddenly at his home near Lenoir City, Tenn., on March 6, 1955; aged 77 y. 2 m. 2 d. He was married to Luella Blanche Williams on Dec. 19, 1906. After 4 years on the home farm they moved to Kissimmee,Fla., where they resided in Knox and London counties , Tenn. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Glenn H., Lenoir City; Roma M., Clarksville, Tenn.), 4 grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held March 9, at Concord Mennonite Church with Wm. Jennings officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kaufman, -- Ammon, son of Noah and Catherine (Kaufman) Kaufman, was born in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Sept. 11, 1885; died at his home in Davidsville, Pa., March 27, 1955; aged 69 y. 6 m. 16 d. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Nora Thomas, and a sister (Mrs. Emma Hostetler). Surviving are his wife (the former Emma Yoder), 2 brothers (Norman, Johnstown, Pa., and Harrison, Belleville, Pa.), and a sisters (Mrs. Elda Yoder, Hollsopple, Pa.). He was a member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church since 1905, where he served as a Sunday-school teacher and church secretary for many years. At the time of his death he was serving as historian for the Allegheny Conference and also made quarterly and annual summaries of vital statistics for the GOSPEL HERALD. He was a man that had a great concern for the Mennonite Church and left a vacant place in the church and community. Funeral services were held in the Kaufman Church, March 29, with Harry Y. Shetler and Aldus Wingard in charge. Burial was made in the Kaufman Cemetery.
Kaufman, -- John D., son of David and Magdalena Kaufman, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 17, 1878, where he spent his boyhood years. In 1898 they moved to Newberry, Mich., and after two years moved to Oscoda Co., where he spent the remainder of his life. He passed away at his home near Fairview, Mich., on April 1, 1955; aged 76 y. 10 m. 15 d. In 1904 he became a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church, being one in the first class of converts to be baptized after the church was organized at Fairview, and has continued a faithful member to his death. On March 22, 1905, he was united in marriage to Lydia Ellen Yoder. To this union were born 5 children (Paul and Ora of Fairview; Violet Troyer of Fairview, Geneva Kauffman of Mio, and Noah of Midland). His wife preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 1952. Surviving him are 3 sons and 2 daughters, 18 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Sam, Canton, Ohio), one sister (Sarah Weaver, Fairview), and host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church, April 4, in charge of Harvey Handrich, and Floyd Yoder, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
Krehbiel, -- Paul Anna (Duerrstein), was born in Germany on May 18,1904; passed away April 7, 1955; aged 50 y. 10 m. 20 d. Her father (a Mennonite minister), mother, and one sister preceded her in death. She came to the U. S. A. in 1926, married Herman Krehbiel in 1928. Three children were born to them (Manfred, Hugo J., and Herman R.). Surviving are her husband, 3 children, one grandchild, 5 sisters and 3 brothers. The family moved to Oregon in Feb. 1952, and became members of the Mennonite Church. She was very much interested in spiritual things and in the church of her choice. Funeral services were in charge of G. D. Shenk, LeRoy Cowan, and D. F. Shenk.
Lehman, -- Lydia A., daughter of the late Daniel S. and Anna (Shank) Lehman, was born April 29, 1882; died April 5, 1955 at the Chambersburg, Pa., Hospital following an operation; aged 72 y. 9 m. 6 d. She was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Surviving are 3 brothers and one sister (Peter L., Henry S., and Amos F., of Chambersburg; and Mrs. Henry Horst, Maugansville, Md.). Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Church on April 7 in charge of Harold Hunsecker and Amos E. Martin. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth, -- Amos, son of Joseph F. and Anna (Richer) Roth, was born May 3, 1880; departed this life March 5, 1955, at his farm home near Elmira, Ohio, where he was born and resided all his life; aged 74 y. 10 m. 2 d. On Jan. 1, 1907, he was united in marriage with Emma Yoder. This union was blessed with one son (Benjamin). He leaves to mourn his departure his companion, son, one sister (Mrs. Edwin Wyse, Archbold, Ohio), besides a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, and 6 sisters. In youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, where he remained faithful member to his death, which came after a two-years' illness, which he bore with much patience, always looking forward to the day when the Lord would call him Home. Funeral services were held at the Central Church by Jesse J. Short.
Wadel, -- Paul Jason, son of Harry S. and Emma (Shetler) Wadel, Shippensburg, Pa., was born Oct. 17, 1936; died April 18, 1955; aged 18 y. 6 m. 1 d. He met death almost instantly in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer. He was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church. Surviving are his parents, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters (Ralph, Shippensburg; David, Smyrna, Del.; Joseph, Manheim, Pa.; Mark, at home; Mrs. Willis Halteman, Carlisle, Pa., and Mrs. John B. Sollenberger, Chambersburg, Pa.), a grandfather (John H. Shetler, Chambersburg), and a grandmother (Mrs. Kathryn Wadel, Shippensburg). He was a faithful member of the Rowe Mennonite Church, having accepted Christ at an early age. Funeral services were held at the Rowe Church on April 21, in charge of Amos E. Martin and Paul C. Martin. Scripture texts used were from Rev. 22, a Scripture he had read for a devotional reading on Sunday afternoon as he with a group of young people were out on visitation work, and Prov. 1, a Scripture he had read on Sunday evening in company with his girl friend. Burial was made in the new Rowe Mennonite Cemetery, adjoining the church.
Yoder, -- Jephtha G., son of Ephraim and Melinda (Peachy) Yoder, was born in Mifflin County, Pa., Aug. 8, 1880; died at his home in Kalona, Iowa, on April 18, 1955; aged 74 y. 8 m. 10 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour at the age of 15 and united with the Mennonite Church. Three years later he went to Johnson Co., Iowa, where he spent practically the remainder of his life. On Sept. 3, 1903, he was united in marriage with Sarah Vena Stutzman. To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters. Surviving are (Orie, John, and Paul of Iowa City, Iowa; Alvin, Mildred-Mrs. Aaron Miller, and Velma, all of Kalona). Preceding him in death were his wife, a son (Willard) and a daughter (Katie), 2 sisters, and one brother. He leaves to mourn his departure the 6 children, 4 grandchildren, and one brother (Orrie, Parkesburg, Pa.). He had been in rather poor health for several months and was taken to the Mercy Hospital for observation on Wednesday, April 13, and was released the following Monday. On the same afternoon, while resting in his favorite armchair, he peacefully fell asleep. He became a member of the East Union Mennonite Church when he moved to Johnson County, and was a faithful member until the end. Funeral services were held April 21 at the East Union Church, with George Miller and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber, officiating. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
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Adams, -- Elizabeth Dell, was born Jan. 6, 1873, at Altoona, Pa.; departed this life March 27, 1955, t her home in Altoona, after several years' illness; aged 82 y. 2 m. 21. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Altoona for the past 5 years. She is survived by her husband, Albion F., one son (Lawrence W.), a brother (E. M. Dell), and a sisters (Mrs. Appie Wilt), both of Duncansville, Pa. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church with Harold Horst officiating. Burial was made in the Carlson Valley Cemetery.
Hough, -- Susanna Amelia, daughter of Joseph and Cathariana (Naffzinger) Garber, was born in 1868 near Secor, Ill.; quietly passed away March 29, 1955; aged 87 y. 13 d. At the time of her passing she was visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emery Hartzler, Goshen, Ind. Previous to her death she prepared her testimony to be read at her funeral: "When I was 16 years old I heard the call of God, and I accepted Christ as my Saviour, and He has tenderly cared for me through all my sorrows, cares, and trials, though unworthy I have been . I have never regretted the road I started on with my Lord. He many times has given renewed strength and courage for all my trials, and He has supplied all my needs. God bless my dear children who so faithfully stood by me and cared for me so tenderly through all theses years of suffering and trials. In the year 1890 I was married to William Elmer Hough and for seven short years we lived happily together and oh, how I missed him when in July 1897, God called him home. But we shall all meet our Lord in the clouds and meet all our loved one in the sky too; and so shall we ever be with our Lord. Glory to His name! So, bless the Lord, O my soul. God bless all those left behind until we meet again." She was a charter member of the Bethel Mennonite Church near Garden City, Mo., where she had grown to womanhood, and records indicate that she was the last surviving church member. At the time of her passing she was a member of the Mennonite Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she made her home since 1921. She was also a charter member of the church organized at Maitou, Colo., in 1922. She leaves to mourn her departure 3 daughters (Viola Hough, Colorado Springs; Edith Baylor, Miami, Fla.; and Alma Hartzler, Goshen.). Two sons preceded her in death (Arthur M. and Orion L.). Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, one brother (H. R. Garber, La Junta, Colo.), a sister (Lula Sanderson, Portland, Oreg.), 12 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. At her request the funeral services held at the Swan Funeral Home in Colorado Springs on April 1 were in charge of Allen H. Erb, who at her request read Rev. 21 and used Rev. 21: 4 as a test. Jess Kauffman assisted in the service. A service was also held at Goshen, Ind., on March 29 with Ray Keim and S. C. Yoder in charge. Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery near Colorado Springs.
Kolb, -- Anna Mae, daughter of the late David and Mary Anna (Acker) Weaver, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., March 25, 1878; died April 12, 1955; aged 77 y. 18 d. She moved with her family to Virginia at the age of 14. Following her youth she lived in Philadelphia and later near Frazer, Pa. On Feb. 14, 1905, she was united in marriage to Charles Kolb. To this union were born 5 children (Edna Mae, at home; Paul W., Spring City, Pa.; Miriam-Mrs. Markley H. Clemmer, Norristown, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Samuel Yoder, Snow Hill, Md.). One infant daughter and one granddaughter preceded her in death. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (David, Waynesboro, Va.; Jonas, Royerstord, Pa.; Margaret-Mrs. Titus Moyer, Souderton, Pa.; and Josephine-Mrs. Amos Burkholder, Harrisonburg, V. A. ). Funeral services were held April 15 at the Vincent Mennonite Church in charge of Elmer Kolb and Norman Bechtel. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Meck, -- Jacob A., son of the late John and Marie (Houser) Meck, was born Dec. 16, 1863, in West Lampeter Twp., Pa.; died March 4, 1955, at the Ahirstuck Nursing Home where he was a patient for seven weeks; aged 91 y. 2 m. 19 d. Before going to the home he lived with his daughter and son. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Strasburg Mennonite Church. He was twice married. Surviving are a daughter (Edna-Mrs. Elmer K. Groff), one son (I. Rohrer Meck), both of Lancaster, 10 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. His companion and infant son and daughter preceded him. He was the last of his immediate family. Funeral services were held March 7 at Strasburg Mennonite Church in charge of Jacob Harnish and Emory Herr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Rohrer, -- Mary N., daughter of Emanuel and Catherine (Eby) Neff was born Aug. 13, 1873; departed this life March 6, 1955; aged 81 y. 6 m. 21 d. She suddenly and peacefully passed away just a few hours after retiring for the night. Her husband (George W. Rohrer) died nine years previously. Also preceding her were 2 daughters (Edith and Mabel). Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Katie Peifer, Kirkwood, Pa.; and Mrs. Jennie Moyer, Manheim, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother (Harry E., East Lampeter Twp.), and a sister (Mrs. Christian Huber, Lancaster). Funeral services were held March 10 at Mellinger's Mennonite Church where she was a faithful member for 60 years. David Landis and Harry Lefever officiated. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ross, -- Fannie, daughter of Henry G. and Elizabeth Good, was born near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 2, 1877; departed this life at her home near Elida, April 21, 1955; aged 77 y. 7 m. 19 d. Early in her life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church near Elida, and remained a faithful member of the Pike congregation until her death. On July 11, 1896, she was united in marriage to Walter Andrew Ross, who preceded her on Feb. 25, 1946. To this union were born 10 children, 3 of whom preceded her in death (Julia, Breda, and Orio). Surviving are (Omer, Glendale, Calif; Henry, Kidron, Ohio; Burdett, Delaware, Ohio: Adam, Philipsburg, Pa.; Rolland, Wooster, Ohio; Irene Heatwole and Richard, Elida, Ohio), also 25 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and one sister (Mrs. Clark Berry, Christ, John, Aaron, all of near Elida; Abram, Nampa, Idaho). She had been in failing health for more than a year but at no time had been confined to her bed for a long period of time. She suffered a heart attack on the above date. Funeral services were held April 25, at the Pike Mennonite Church with Paul Smith, Harold Good, Gabriel Brunk, and Andrew Brenneman officiating. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.
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Beller, -- Andrew N., son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Noftsier) Beller, was born in Croghan, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1895; passed away in the Lewis County Hospital, Lowville, N. Y., on April 4, 1955; aged 59 y. 4 m. 4 d. He had been ill only a short time although he suffered from a heart condition for 10 years. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. He married Martha Zehr on Aug. 28, 1929. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Thomas, Carthage, N. Y., and Nevin, at the home), one daughter (Evelyn, at home), one grandchild, a sister (Mrs.Viola Wilcox, Croghan, N. Y.), and a brother (John Beller, Watertown, N. Y.). One sister and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Croghan Conservative Mennonite Church in charge of Emanuel Swartzendruber, Leon Martin, and Elias Zehr, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Bilger, -- Mary L., daughter of James and Laura (McKee) McCrory, was born Sept. 9, 1916, in Cambria Co., Pa.; died unexpectedly at her home near Mt. Union, Pa., on April 17, 1955; aged 38 y. 7 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage to Fred Bilger on Aug. 1, 1933. To this union 9 children were born. Surviving are her husband, the children (James A., of the U. S. Army; Dennis E., New York City; and Barbara, John, Ruth, Nellie, Lee, Joyce, and Carl all at home), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Herman Anderson, Saudi Arabia, and Mrs. Frank Panebaker, Upper Darby). She was a member of the Otelia Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held April 20 in the Clark Funeral Home, Mt. Union, Pa., in charge of Le Roy Zook. Interment was made in the IOOF Cemetery at Mt. Union.
Burkhart, -- David N., son of the late Amos and Hettie (Newswenger) Burkhart, was born Nov. 11, 1891; died April 23, 1955, at his home near East Earl, Pa.; aged 63 y. 5 m. 12 d. He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, Sallie Hurst Burkhart, 2 sons and 2 daughters (Alta-Mrs. Adam Esbenshade, New Holland, Pa.; Lester, Denver, Pa.; Paul, Ephrata, Pa.; and Grace), 11 grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters (Samuel, Harry, Lizzie-Mrs. Wayne Shirk, Amos and Elmer). Three daughters and one son preceded him in death. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Bowmanville Church by Howard Good and Benj. Weaver, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Duff, -- Joseph Johnson, son of Joseph and Saffrona Johnson Duff, was born Sept. 6, 1861, in Whiteside Co., Ill.; passed away March 29, 1955, in Davenport, Iowa, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lottie Ellis; aged 93 y. 6 m. 23 d. He was married to Elsie May Hathaway in Palmyra, Mo., on July 17, 1886. Born to this union were 3 sons and one daughter. Preceding him in death were his wife, who passed away May 17, 1944, 2 sons, 3 sisters, and one brother. He united with the Pea Ridge Mennonite Church in 1904, being one of the charter members of this congregation. He leaves to mourn his departure one daughter (Mrs. Clyde Ellis, Davenport), one son (Virgil, Philadelphia, Mo.), one brother (Jack Duff), 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Pea Ridge Church with J. R. Shank and Ira Buckwalter in charge.
Early, -- Lilly Effie, daughter of Jacob and Susan (Rhodes) Early, was born June 17, 1876 in Rockingham Co., Va.; died April 21, 1955, the last surviving member of a family of 4 brothers and 4 sisters; aged 78 y. 10 m. 4 d. She was a quiet and unassuming member of the Mennonite Church. She quietly fell asleep in the home of her niece, Mrs. Basil Coffman. Funeral services on April 23, at the Bank Church were conducted by Melvin Heatwole assisted by De Witt Heatwole, with burial in adjoining cemetery.
Galebach, -- Lizzie H., daughter of the late Samuel S. and Sara (Lehman) Heisey, was born in Mount Joy Township, Sept. 3, 1867; passed away at the home of her nephew, Ira Heisey, Mount Joy, Pa., April 22, 1955; aged 87 y. 7 m. 19 d. She had lived at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., before she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage three weeks prior to her death. She was the widow of Jacob Galebach and the last of her immediate family. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held from the Boyer Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, Pa., April 25, in charge of Clarence E. Lutz and Walter L. Keener, Jr. Interment was made in the Mt. Tunnel Cemetery.
Hoover, -- Ada L., daughter of the late Henry G. and Nancy (Lehman) Barkey, was born Dec. 15, 1870; passed away at the Brier Bush Hospital, Stouffville, Ont., April 20, 1955; aged 85 y. 4 m. 15 d. She united with the Wideman Mennonite Church at an early age. On Jan. 19, 1893, she was united in marriage to Isaiah Hoover. To this union was born one daughter (Gussie). Surviving are her daughter, 2 sisters (Lovina-Mrs. Howard Lehman, Delhi and Bertha-Mrs. J. W. McMullen, Stouffville.). Funeral services were held on May 2 at the Wideman Mennonite Church, Markham, Ont., in charge of Elmer H. Burkholder. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Victor H., son of Harry and Amanda (Miller) Kauffman, was born near New Wilimington, Pa., Jan. 3, 1919; departed this life at the Salem, Ohio City Hospital May 1, 1955; aged 36 y. 3 m. 28 d. His health began to fail about 4 years ago, but he was able to go about his work the greater part of the time until about a month ago. On Sept. 27, 1941, he was married to Dorothy Detrow. To this union were born 4 children (Louise, Jean, Robert, and Kenneth). He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 4 children, his parents, and 3 brothers (Ernest and Ivan of New Wilmington, and Merle of New Castle, Pa.). He was a faithful member of the Leetonia Mennonite Church and at the time of his passing was a member of the Church Council. Services were in charge of S. A. Yoder and J. P Oyer. Interment was made in the Midway Cemetery.
Kemp, -- Mrs. S. J., died April 13, 1955; aged 80 y. 6 m. 28 d. She was married to Sam Kemp on Feb. 15, 1925; he preceded her in death on June 9, 1941. Surviving are 2 daughters (Sarah-Mrs. Ammon Miller, and Lovina-Mrs. Dan Shetler), 2 step-children (Lizzie-Mrs. Benedick Gingerich and Benedick Kemp), 13 grandchildren, all of Kalona, Iowa. Funeral services held on April 16 were in charge of Adam Miller, Lester Miller, and Ira Nisley.
Miller, -- Janet Elaine, stillborn daughter of Henry and Ethel (Swartzendruber) Miller, was born at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., May 6, 1955. A graveside service in the cemetery near the Weaver Church west of Harrisonburg on May 7 was conducted by the infant's grandfather, Elmer G. Swartzendruber of Wellman, Iowa.
Roth, -- Melvin S., son of Valentine L. and Lydia (Stauffer) Roth, was born at Milford, Nebr., Aug. 23, 1903; passed away from this life on May 2, 1955, at his home near Wellman, Iowa; aged 51 y. 8 m. 9 d. He was united in marriage to Hilda Hershberger on Jan. 12, 1928. This home was blessed with 5 children. Surviving are his wife, 4 sons (Willis James, Burdette Ellis, Delbert Dean, and Curtis Eugene), and one daughter (Betty Jean), one grandson, and 4 brothers (Reuben, Wauseon, Ohio; Roy, Joseph, and George of Tofield, Alta.), 4 sisters (Mattie-Mrs. Edwin Sitler, Grace-Mrs. Melvin Lehman, of Ryley, Alta., and Florence-Mrs. Leonard King, Edmonton, Alta.), and other relatives and friends. His parents preceded in death. At the age of six he moved with his parents to Tofield, Alta. After his marriage, he lived at Tofield, leaving there in 1935. In 1936 he with his family moved to Wellman, Iowa, where he remained the rest of his life. He became ill with a heart ailment in 1953. He was in the hospital for some time, but did not improve. The day of his death he felt as usual, but upon retiring for the night, he suddenly passed away. He became a Christian when he was young and united with the church at Tofield, Alta., later transferring his membership to the Wellman Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Wellman Mennonite Church were conducted by Geo. S. Miller and Max Yoder. Burial was made in the Wellman Mennonite Cemetery.
Shank, -- Alice M., was born July 14, 1877; died at her home in Rheems, Pa., April 13, 1955, aged 77 y. 8 m. 29 d. She had been in ill health and suffered several strokes. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Her husband, B. Frank Shank, died June 23, 1944. Surviving are five sons (Lawrence, Royalton, Pa.; Phares, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Howard, Hershey, Pa.; Paul, Bainbridge, Pa.; and Victor, Mount Joy, Pa., besides 8 grandchildren and a brother (Milton Wissler, Silver Springs, Pa.). The funeral service was held April 16, 1955, from the Miller Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, Pa., in charge of Clarence E. Lutz and Walter L. Keener, Jr. Her body was laid to rest in the Mount Tunnel Cemetery.
Spoonhour, -- Margaret Jane, daughter of William and Anna Hall, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., March 3, 1899; died on the way to the doctor after a revival service at Pond Bank Church, April 23, 1955; aged 56 y. 1 m. 20 d. She had confessed Christ on Thursday evening, was at church on Friday and again on Saturday evenings, when she gave a radiant testimony to her new-found life. She died on the way to the doctor's office after this service. Her husband, Irvin Spoonhour, preceded her 13 years ago. She is survived by 2 daughters and 3 sons (Lois, at home, and Mrs. Ralph Bumbaugh and Charles of Pond Bank; Garnet of South Mountain, and John of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church on April 26 by Harvey E. Shank, assisted by Jaye Yoke. Burial was made in the Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa.
Strubbar, --Andrew Curtis, stillborn son of Clifford D. and Ruth (Cressman) Strubbar, was born at Culp, Ark., April 21, 1955. He leaves to mourn his departure his father and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cressman, New Hamburg, Ont., and Mr. A. J. Strubbar, Hubbard, Oreg.), and other friends and relatives. His mother died two days after his birth. Graveside services at Table Rock Cemetery near Culp, Ark., where in charge of Frank Horst assisted by M. E. Bontreger.
Strubbar, -- Ruth, daughter of Curtis C. and Amanda (Byler) Cressman, was born Aug. 2, 1921; passed away April 23, 1955; aged 33 y. 8 m. 21 d. On May 29, 1954, she was married to Clifford Strubbar, Culp Ark., and together they served the Lord in this part of His vineyard. Ruth spent her childhood and early womanhood near New Hamburg, Ont. After completing her nurses' training, she served the church as a nurse at Hannibal, Mo.; Hesston College, Hesston, Kans., and Braeside Home, Preston, Ont. She took her college work at Hesston and Goshen colleges. In preparation for her work in the Culp area she took the Frontier Nursing Service Course in Kentucky. She had become a Christian in her early teens and her purpose in her entire preparation and training was that she might serve her Lord and the church she loved. Surviving are her husband, her parents, 2 sisters (Lillian-Mrs. Gordon Bean, New Dundee, Ont., and Elsie, Tanganyika, East Africa), and one brother (Howard, New Hamburg, Ont.). Two funeral services were held. The first at Bethel Springs Mennonite Church, Culp, Ark., on April 24 in charge of Frank Horst and M. E. Bontreger. The second one a Biehn Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, Ont., April 27, in charge of Moses Roth, assisted by J. B. Martin and Frank Horst. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. A very impressive part of each of these services was the personal testimony of her father, Bro. Curtis C. Cressman.
Swartzendruber, -- Naomi, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Yoder) Swartzendruber, was born April 29, 1892, near Wellman, Iowa; passed away at the Geneva, Nebr., Hospital on April 30, 1955; aged 63 y. 1 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in October 1906, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained true to this faith until death. In the spring of 1907 she moved with her parents to Shickley, Nebr. After the death of her parents she lived with her brother Lewis for 19 years. In the spring of 1942 she moved to Shickley to a home of her own. In February, 1952, she became stricken with cancer and was in the hospital four different times, the last time to the Geneva Hospital where she passed away. Preceding her in death were her parents, 4 sisters, one brother, 4 nephews, and one niece. Surviving are 2 sisters and one brother (Matilda Gingrich, Wellman, Iowa; Maude Kauffman and Lewis of Shickley, 10 nephews, 5 nieces, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of P. R. Kennel, Fred Roth, and Lewis Schlegel. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bontrager, -- Donald Eugene, was born near Goshen, Ind., Aug. 23, 1932; died in a truck accident near La Porte, Ind., April 20, 1955; aged 22 y. 7 m. 28 d. He leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bontrager, Goshen; 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Hubert, Benton, Ind.; Glen, Middlebury, Ind.; Devon, Mervin, Arlen, and Joan at home), his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Peter Knepp, Middlebury), and his fiancée (Edna Petersheim, Middlebury) to whom he planned to be married in June. Also surviving are 4 uncles, 4 aunts and many other friends and relatives. At the age of 16 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Griner Conservative Mennnonite Church, later transferring his membership to the Middlebury Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted April 23 at the Middlebury Mennonite Church in charge of Sam T. Eash and Wilbur Yoder. Mark 13: 32-37 was used a text. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery.
Eby, -- Anna H., daughter of Jonas W. and Susanna (Hershey) Eby, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., July 7, 1859; died April 20, 1955, at the Mennonite Home, Maugansville, Md., where she had been a guest for 30 years; aged 96 y. 3 m. 13 d. She is survived by one sister (Mary-Mrs. Isaac W. Martin, Maugansville), 2 brothers (Noah, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Jonas, Miami, Fla.), and a number of nieces and nephews. In her youth she united with the Reiff Mennonite Church in which she continued faithful until death. Funeral services were held April 23 at the Reiff Church in charge of Moses K. Horst and Stanley H. Martin. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Fendley, --Elizabeth (Kuhns), daughter of Leonard and Barbara Kuhns, was born in Indiana July 24, 1867; departed this life at Harper, Kans., May 9, 1955; aged 87 y. 9 m. 15 d. She suffered a heart attack on the way to Harper, and quietly passed away shortly after in the local hospital. She was united in marriage to John Fendley on Oct. 13, 1896 at Hutchinson, Kans. Her husband preceded her in death 20 years ago. She was also preceded in death by her mother, father, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Surviving are her youngest sister (Emma Glassburn), 26 nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church and was faithful in attendance at Sunday morning worship. In her Bible were found poems of consecration and the printed words of the song, "Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken." Funeral services were held May 12 at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church in charge of W.R. Nafziger and Waldo Miller. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Grassmeyer, -- Salina Rebecca, daughter of Eli and Barbara Hartzler, was born in Belleville, Pa., April 9, 1873; passed away in her native community April 27, 1955; aged 82 y. 18 d. On Jan. 17, 1899, she was united in marriage to Charles Harshbarger. To this union were born 4 children, 2 of whom preceded her in death (John Alpha, died Jan. 16, 1909; a daughter died in infancy). In 1900 she and her husband moved to Logan Co., Ohio. On Nov. 12, 1945, her husband passed away. She was married to Howard Grassmeyer on Oct. 21, 1948, and moved back to Belleville. She is survived by her husband, 2 children (Adah-Mrs.Albert Markin, West Liberty, Ohio, and Orrie Harshbarger, West Liberty), 5 grandchildren, 3 stepchildren (Emery and Clark Grassmeyer, Reedsville, Pa.; Charles and Clara Grassmeyer, Lewistown, Pa.), and one sister (Fannie-Mrs. David Lapp, West Liberty). In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church in Belleville, and later joined the South Union Mennonite Church at West Liberty. She was a humble, sincere Christian and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Initial services were held at Belleville in charge of Jacob R. Weirich. The body was then taken to West Liberty where services were held at the South Union Mennonite Church in charge of Stanley Shenk and Ed Stolzfus. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Herr, -- Minnie L., daughter of Harry and Anna (Landis) Groff, was born Aug. 8, 1873; passed away April 20, 1955, at her home in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster Co., Pa; aged 81 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was a faithful member of the Willow Street Mennonite Church and enjoyed attending as long as her health permitted. Her husband, Harry B. Herr, passed away Nov.---, 1951. Surviving are one daughter (Anna-Mrs. Clair Deiter), 2 sons (Willis and Harry), 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She had a deep concern for them all and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were conducted April 24 at the home by John Brenneman and at the Willow Street Church by Emory Herr and Jacob Harnish. The text used was Heb. 4:9.
Jenkins, --- William Harvey, California, Mo., April 1, 1880; departed this life May 12, 1955; aged 75 y. 1 m. 12 d. At the age of 6 he moved with his parents to Morgan County and lived near Versailles the rest of his life. On July 2, 1906, he was united in marriage to Adda Lett. To this union 6 children were born, 4 of whom survive. He is also survived by his wife. He and his wife came in contact with the Gospel through the labors of J. R. Shank and others who worked with him in the Ozark field south of Versailles. April 18, 1955, paralyzed, he expressed a desire to become a Christian. The following day in his home he was baptized and received as a member of the Mennonite Church. A large group of relatives and friends met May 15 at Mt. Zion Mennonite Church for the funeral in charge of Leroy Gingerich. Burial was made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Nancy L., was born Dec. 8, 1873, S. Franklin Co., Pa.; passed away at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., April 24, 1955, after 3 months of serious illness; aged 81 y. 4 m. 16 d. The last 16 years of her life were spent at the Mennonite Old People's Home, Maugansville, Md. She was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church for many years. She was the last of her family. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 27 at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church with Harvey E. Shank and Harold L. Hunsecker in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kenagy, -- Bertha Maude, daughter of John and Ida Gross, was born Jan. 29, 1883, near Garden City, Mo.; passed away May 10, 1955, at her home near Garden City; aged 72 y. 3 m. 12 d. On Dec. 29, 1904, she was united in marriage to Urvin Kenagy, also of Garden City. To this union were born 8 children. She is survived by her husband, 8 children (Geneva-Mrs. Richard Siegenthaler, Creighton, Mo.; Charley, Garden City, Mo.; Bertha May-Mrs. Henry Barber, Kansas City, Mo.; Gladys-Mrs. Dubby Williams, Eudora, Kans.; Edna-Mrs. Earl Detwiler, Leonard, Mo.; Harlie, Garden City; Orlie, Garden City; and Arthur, Harrisonville, Mo.), 24 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one brother (Richard, Denver, Colo.), and 2 sisters (Lola-Mrs. Dan Harley, Longview, Texas, and Blanch-Mrs. Kim Hill, Glendale, Calif.). One sister (Mabel-Mrs. Alvin Siegenthaler), one daughter-in-law, and 8 grandchildren preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Bethel Church, Garden City, Mo., and remained a faithful member of the Mennonite Church to the end. She will be greatly missed in the home, church, and community, but her influence will continue on. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church May13 in charge of R. P. Horst, Kansas City, Kans., and S. S. Hershberger. Burial was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Moberly, -- David Lewis, son of A. E. and Edith (Wiltrout) Moberly, was born near Lone Tree, Iowa, Sept. 11, 1902; died April 25, 1955, at the University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa; aged 52 y. 7 m. 14 d. He was married to Leona Nunally. He was preceded in death by his father, 2 brothers, and one sister. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons (Robert, 14, and Ralph 12), his mother, 3 brothers (Clarence, Leonard, and Raymond, near Riverside, Iowa), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Alta Hays, Washington, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Hudnall and Mrs. Glenn Lambert, Tulsa, Okla.). He was received by baptism into the Salem Church in 1925 and later united with the Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the Swank Church with Henry Yoder officiating. Burial was made in the Swank Cemetery.
Neuschwander, -- Marvin Paul, son of Vernon and Evangeline (Matthies) Neuschwander, was born at Lebanon, Oreg., April 21, 1955; passed away 8 days later, on April 28. Though little Marvin's stay on earth was short, he will be missed by his parents and brother Johnnie. Also surviving him are his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Neuschwander, Lebanon; Mrs. Gerhard Matthies, Leamington, Ont.) and many other relatives. Graveside services were held April 30 with N. M. Birky in charge. Burial was made in the IOOF Cemetery, Lebanon.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.