Benner, -- Sarah, daughter of the late Bishop Jacob and Mary Sierra Graybill, was born in Juniata, Pa., March 23, 1864; passed away Sept. 21, 1955; aged 91 y. 5 m. 28 d. On Jan. 27, 1891, she was united in marriage to David R. Benner, who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1940. To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters (B.E., Fairfield; Joseph T., Gap; Floyd H., Bird in Hand; Mary-Mrs. Joseph Martin, Kinzers, with whom she resided the past five months; Harman G., Bareville; Ida-Mrs. Abel Weber, Ephrata; David R., Ronks, and Mabel, who preceded her in death at the age of 11). She was a faithful member of Hershey's Mennonite Church. Also surviving are 40 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Funeral services at Hershey's Church were conducted by Martin Hershey and Parke Book. She had chosen the text, Ps. 132: 14. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Blough, -- Dennis Lee, son of Boyd and Betty Blough, was born Aug. 5, 1955, at Raymond Hospital, Johnstown, Pa.; passed away Aug. 6. He is survived by his parents, 3 brothers, one sister, 4 grandparents, and one great-grandmother. Funeral services were held Aug. 7 by Eli Miller and Harry C. Blough. Interment was made in the Blough Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Hecker, -- Ida, daughter of the late John and Ann Immel, was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, on July 19, 1890; departed this life following an extended illness at her home in Shanesville, Ohio, on Oct. 6, 1955; aged 65 y. 4 m. 17 d. In her youth she became affiliated with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church of which she was member until death. On Dec. 24, 1911, she was united in marriage to John Hecker. This marriage was bless with 3 daughters and one son. Two sisters and one half sister preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, one son (John, Jr., Lansing, Mich.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Mildred Varnes, of the home; Mrs. Irene Nussbuam, Kidron, Ohio; Mrs. Glendora Farver, Wooster, Ohio), 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers (William,. Walnut Creek, Ohio; Alvin, Sugarcreek, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. Clara Snyder, and Mrs. Elva Hecker, both of Sugarcreek), 4 half brothers (Elmer and Homer Immel, Canton, Ohio; Garrison, Sugarcreek; Walter, Dundee, Ohio), 5 half-sisters (Mrs. Mary Keim, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Mrs. Alta Wright and Mrs. Esther Hershberger, both of Shanesville, Ohio; Mrs. Edna Ludwig, Canal Fulton, Ohio; and Mrs. Bernice Snyder, Farmerstown, Ohio), besides many relatives and friends. Funeral services held at the Walnut Creek Church, Oct. 9, were in charge of Paul R. Miller. Interment was made in the Shanesville Cemetery.
Hewitt, -- Bert S., son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Coffey) Hewitt, was born Aug. 5, 1870; passed away at his home near Waynesboro, Va., June 26, 1955, after an illness of 3 months; aged 75 y. 10 m. 21 d. On Aug. 30, 1900, he was married to Josie Bridge, who preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1943. He was a member of the Springdale Mennonite Church, serving as superintendent of the Sunday school there as well as in other churches of the district. Surviving are his 6 sons and 2 daughters. (Elton M, Swoope, Va.; Ray L., Woodrow, Ohio; Wilson C., Fay C., and Atwll E., all of Waynesboro; Virginia-Mrs. Marlin Wyant, and Pauline-Mrs. Peter Madarasz, both of Jackson Heights, Long Island, N. Y.), 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jake and Mack, both of Lyndhurst, Va.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Pearl Arnold, Lyndhurst; and Mrs. Mary Cox, Waynesboro). Funeral services were held at the Springdale Mennonite Church with Joseph Drvier and other ministers taking part. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Levi Alvin, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, on Nov. 12, 1881; passed away Oct. 2, 1955, at the home of his son, J. Clayton Kauffman, Albany, Oreg.; aged 73 y. 10 m. 20 d. He was married to Nettie May Sharp on Oct. 20, 1907, at Kenmare, N. Dak. Surviving are his wife, 6 sons (Leslie J., Lebanon, Oreg.; J. Clayton, Albany, Oreg.; Earnest, Westpoint, Nebr.; Roy, Atwater, Calif.; Clifford, Bloomfield, Mont.; Morris Glendive, Mont.), 5 daughters (Dorothy-Mrs. Neil Yoder, Minot, N. Dak.; Civilla-Mrs. Herald Steckly, Albany, Oreg.; Leah Belle-Mrs. James Mullet, Bloomfield, Mont.; Lucille-Mrs. Clifford Eichelberger, Bloomfield, Mont.; Nellie-Mrs. Robert Mishler, Eddyville, Oreg.), 39 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Anthony D., West Liberty, Ohio), 4 sisters (Mrs. J. Y. Smucker, West Liberty, Ohio; Mrs. Fannie Hartzler, Belleville, Pa.; Lona Kauffman, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Alvin Brenneman, Lima, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Four sons and one daughter preceded him in death. He was ordained to the ministry at Fairview, Mich., on Easter Sunday in 1908, and served faithfully in the capacity for 47 years; 5 years in Michigan, and 42 years in the North Central Conference. He suffered a heart attack two weeks before his death. Funeral services held at the Albany, Oreg., Mennonite Church on Oct. 4 , were conducted by Allen H. Erb and David Mann, and at the Red Top Mennonite Church, Bloomfield, Mont., Oct. 7, by Gerald Hoffer and E. G. Hochstetler. He was laid to rest in the Red Top Cemetery.
Loucks, -- Melvin, son of John and Barbara (Myers) Loucks, was born Oct. 8, 1866 in Elkhart Co., Ind., and died Oct. 18, 1955, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ruth Stauffer, near Wakarusa, Ind.; aged 89 y. 10 d. On Jan. 28, 1893, he was united in marriage to Fannie E. Martin. To this union were born 2 daughters (Alva-Mrs. Samuel Weldy, and Mrs. Ruth Stauffer, both of Elkhart, Ind., and one son (Howard of North Liberty, Ind.). Surviving in addition to the 3 children, are 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (lee and Isaac of Goshen, Ind., and Aaron of Elkhart, Ind.), 5 sisters (Mrs. Malinda Hahn and Mrs. Myrtle McClintic of Elkhart, Mrs. George Moyer, Mrs. Minerva Moyer, and Mrs. Goldia Shriner of Wakarusa). In the spring of 1912 he, with his wife, by faith received Christ as Savior and united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church. In this faith he died. Funeral services were held Oct. 20, 1955, at the Olive Mennonite Church in charge of C. A. Shank and Simon G. Gingerich. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Martin, -- Maria, daughter of the late Aaron S. and Maria M. Wenger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., on Oct. 22, 1882; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivan H. Stoltzfus, near Morganstown, Pa., on Sept. 22, 1955; aged 72 y. 11 m. On Jan. 23, 1906, she was united in marriage to Harry H. Martin who preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1942. Surviving are her 3 children (M. Alice-Mrs. Ivan H. Stoltzfus, with whom she had lived nearly 14 years; Aaron L., Lititz, Pa., and H. Roy, Ephrata, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters. She became a member of the Weaverland congregation in her youth and always attended services when she was physically able to do so. Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at Weaverland Church with David N. Weaver and J. Paul Graybill officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. She chose II Cor. 4: 17, 18 as the text to be used.
Reil, -- Daniel, son of John and Barbara (Zehr) Reil, was born Aug. 3, 1886, near Seward, Nebr., passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 9, 1955, at Grand Island, Nebr.; aged 69 y. 2 m. 6 d. In his youth he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour, became a member of the East Fairview Mennonite Church near Milford, Nebr. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. Katie Stauffer, Milford, Nebr.), 2 brothers (Philip, Milford; and William, Albany, Oreg.), and also many nieces and nephews. His parents, 5 brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on Oct. 12, at the Milford Mennonite Church in charge of L. O. Schlegel. Interment in the Milford Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Root, -- Bertha R., daughter of the late John H. and Fannie (Rohrer) Kreider, was born in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., on Feb. 21, 1881; passed away at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, on Aug. 10, 1955, after a brief illness; aged 74 y. 5 m. 19 d. On Oct. 24, 1900, she was united in marriage to Jacob W. Root. Surviving are her husband, 6 children (Clyde K., Manheim, Pa.; Sarah K.-Mrs. Elvin Landis, Lancaster; Fanny K.-Mrs. B. Earl Forry, Witmer, Pa.; Esther K.-Mrs. John E. Forry, and Bertha K.-Mrs. Clarence N. Herr, both of Ronks, Pa; and Martha K.-Mrs. Earl H. Kreider, Manheim), 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Clayton R., Lancaster; Benjamin R., Manheim, and Elmer R., Lancaster). She was a faithful member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church and Sunday school where she taught a class of young girls for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the East Petersburg Church on Aug. 13 in charge of Irvin Kreider and James Siegrist. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Smith, -- Frances Elizabeth, daughter of Enos and Delilah Hoover, was born at Mongolia, near Markham, Ont., April 16, 1883; departed this life Sept. 11, 1955, two days after a stroke, at the Briarbush Hospital, Stouffville, Ont.; aged 72 y. 4 m. 26 d. She had been a member of the church for 55 years. On Nov. 7, 1905, she was married to Wm. I. Smith. They were blessed with 2 sons (Lewis J., Toronto; and Roy H., Markstay). She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, and also Joyce-Mrs. Lorne Byer, who made her home with them for a number of years. One brother predeceased her in childhood. Services were conducted by her pastor, A. Lorne Burkholder, assisted by A. D. Grove, on Sept. 14. Interment was made in Wideman's Cemetery, Markham, Ont.
Yoder, -- Connie, daughter of Noah Ernest and Elma Mae Yoder of Hollsopple, Pa., was born Aug. 22, 1955, and passed away the same day. She is survived by her parents, one brother, one sister, 4 grandparents, and 2 great-grandparents. Funeral services were held Aug. 23 at the home of the parents by John A. Lehman and Harry C. Blough, with interment in the Blough Mennonite Church Cemetery.
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Baker, -- Melvin J., son of the late John E. and Alice Baker, was born in Mason Co., Mich., July 20, 1896; passed away at his home near Westover, Md., on Sept. 29, 1955; aged 59 y. 2 m. 9 d. He had been ill for more than a year and spent a number of weeks in the Salisbury Hospital where he underwent surgery several times which relieved his sufferings temporarily. On June 30, 1915, he was married to Minnie Yoder, to which union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters. (Frances A., New Holland, Pa.; Norman L., Bechtelville, Pa.; Leslie, Pocomoke City, Md.; Neal, Elverson, Pa.; Jessie D., Salisbury, Md.; Mrs. C. Edward Wiand, Linfield, Pa.; Bessie, Mt. Wilson, Md.; Mrs. Ernest Stottlemyer, Westover, Md.; Mrs. Robert Wiand, Pottstown, Pa.; and Fern, at home). Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, a brother (Stanley K., Salisbury, Md.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Preston Smith, Pittsville, Md.; Mrs. John Hedges, Delmar, Del., and Mrs. Loretta Green, Clayton, N. J.), and a stepmother of Custer, Mich. He was a faithful member of the Holly Grove congregation and was seldom absent from services when health permitted. Funeral services held on Oct. 1 at the Holly Grove Mennonite Church were in charge of Amos King and Ira Kurtz.
Brenneman, -- Samuel J., son of Ernest and Amelia Brenneman, was born near Bittinger, Md., on Dec. 31, 1926; passed away Oct. 19, 1955; aged 29 y. 9 m. 19 d. Death was due to a runaway truck hitting his truck, killing him instantly. He was married to Virginia Ash on Jan. 30, 1944. Surviving are his wife, his parents, the following brothers and sisters (Leona-Mrs. Marvin Beitzel, Bittinger, Md.; Rhoda-Mrs. Alton Miller, and Olive-Mrs. Daniel Puffinburg, both of Springs,Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Sanford Heading, West Liberty, Ohio; Arlene-Mrs. Noah Zook, Greenwood, Del.; Miriam, at home; Lois, Middlebury, Ind.; William, Meyersdale, Pa.; Carl, Oakland, Md.; Allen, Springs; Alvin, Norristown, Pa.; Elmer, Ronks, Pa.; and Ernest, Jr., at home), and a number of nieces and nephews. One infant sister and one nephew preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Springs Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Springs Church on Oct. 22 were in charge of Walter C. Otto, assisted by I. K. Metzler and Roy Otto. Interment was made in the Springs Cemetery.
Culp, -- Elizabeth, (Tyson), daughter of Abraham and Barbara (Koch) Dettweiler, was born March 26, 1865, in Kent Co., Mich.; went to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, 1955; aged 90 y. 6 m. 27 d. She died at Elkhart, Ind., General hospital, having been a patient there for two weeks. In 1879 she moved with her parents, as pioneers, to Emmet Co., Mich., where in 1881 they built the Brutus Church. She was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church in 1888, of which she was a faithful and active member until death. On Aug. 30, 1888, she was married to Joseph Tyson, and to this union were born 3 sons (Elmer, Levi, and Aaron), and 2 daughters (Elsie-Mrs. William Goetz, and Ruth-Mrs. Levi Hochstetler). Aaron and Ruth preceded her in death. Her husband died in 1931 and in 1934 she married Simon Culp. He passed away in 1936. She leaves 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 3 stepchildren (Chloe-Mrs. Will Nusbaum, Kidron, Ohio; Pearl-Mrs. Floyd Lehman, Wakarusa, Ind., and Lucille, of Calif.). Funeral services at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church were in charge of Peter R. Wiebe and David A. Yoder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Fulmer, -- John Moyer, son of the late Soloman and Mary (Moyer) Fulmer, was born in Blooming Glen, Pa., Oct. 20, 1864; passed away at his home after a lengthy heart ailment on Oct. 23, 1955; aged 91 y. 3 d. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church since his baptism in April, 1892. He is survived by one son (Clarence, Wilmington, Del.), and one daughter (Stella-Mrs. Wambold, Souderton, Pa.). His wife, Mary (Anglemoyer) preceded him in death in Aug. 1908. He was a resident of Blooming Glen all his life. Funeral services at the Blooming Glen Church were in charge of David Derstine, Jr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Baer, -- Amanda C., daughter of the late Moab and Anna (Shank) Showalter, and widow of Abram H. Baer, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Martin, Hagerstown, Md.; aged 74 y. She was a faithful member of the Miller Mennonite Church. Surviving are 5 children (Alvey, and Abram M., both of Maugansville, Md.; Mrs. Nathan Martin, Hagerstown; Leonard, Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Alfred Schelle, Maugansville), 3 stepchildren (Henry S., Chambersburg; Irvin S., Hagerstown; and Melvin S., Maugansville), 5 brothers and sisters (Alvah, Maugansville; Martin W., Hagerstown; Franklin, Big Spring, Md.; Mrs. Lloyd Bowders and Mrs. Henry Hostetter, both of Hagerstown), 23 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services on Sept. 6, at the Paradise Church were in charge of Moses K. Horst, Samuel L. Martin, and Irvin S. Shank. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Bowen, -- Edwin R., was born in England on Sept. 12, 1864; died at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Rittman, Ohio, on Oct. 27, 1955; aged 91 y. 1 m. 15 d. He resided in Canton, Ohio, for 73 years. A blacksmith by trade, he had also served on the Voluntary Fire Department. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since 1908 and for many years a regular attendant of the Canton Mennonite Mission. He is survived by 2 sons (William, Rhodes, Mich., and Lester, Canton), 16 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-great grandchildren. His 3 wives and 4 children preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted from the funeral parlors and were in charge of O. N. Johns and Allen Ebersole. Interment was made in the Forrest Hill Cemetery.
Coble, -- Amos G., was born June 19, 1870; departed this life after an illness of two weeks at the home of his son, J. Ira; aged 85 y. 3 m. 25 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, worshiping with the brotherhood at Stauffers near Bachmanville, Pa., and was the senior member of the trustee board, serving faithfully for many years. He was married to Kaite Risser, who preceded him in death in April, 1920. Four children were born to this union (J. Ira, Hershey, Pa.; Alvin, Palmyra, Pa.; Ada-Mrs. Elias Morse Heisey, Hershey; and Ella-Mrs. Ralph Gish, who with her husband preceded him in death). He is survived by his 2 sons, one daughter, 10 grandchildren, and a number of great-granchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at the Risser Mennonite meetinghouse with Noah W. Risser and Walter Oberholtzer officiating.
Denlinger, -- Lizzie Ann, daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Esbenshade) Eby, was born at Paradise, Pa., on April 26, 1863; passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital, Sept. 17, 1955; aged 92 y. 4 m. 22 d. She was married to Henry S. Denlinger, her preceded her in death four years ago. One daughter and a son also preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons and one daughter (Lloyd E., Millersville; Irvine E., Manheim; and Lottie, of Harrisburg), 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church for many years. Funeral services held at the Oreville Mennonite Home, where she was a guest for over four years, were conducted by Landis Brubaker. Interment was made in the Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.
Fox, -- Walter S., son of John and the late Elizabeth (Stahl) Fox, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., on June 13, 1903; died at his home in New Holland, Pa.; Oct. 14, 1955, after an illness of 6 months; aged 52 y. 4 m. 1 d. He was baptized and received into the Bowmansville Mennonite Church on Feb. 4, 1923, and was a faithful member till death. Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Susie Horning Fox, and 4 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Paul Gingerich, Esther-Mrs. Cletus Doutrich, Pauline-Mrs. Peter Newswanger, Marian-Mrs. Harry Good), 10 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Clarence, Edwin, and Harvey), and 5 sisters (Mabel-Mrs. Harry Keifer, Emma, Maggie-Mrs. Monroe Zimmerman, Kathryn-Mrs. Enoch Brubaker, and Anna-Mrs. Ezra Stauffer.). Funeral services were conducted Oct. 18 at the Weaverland Mennonite Church by J. Paul Graybill and Paul Z. Zimmerman. Interment was made in the Bowmansville Mennonite Cemetery.
Good, -- Irene, daughter of Abraham and Barbara (Shantz) Good, was born March 14, 1908 near Baden, Ont.; passed away at the K-W Hospital on Oct. 14, 1955, after a lengthy illness; aged 47 y. 7 m. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Geiger Mennonite Church, being a faithful member until death. Most her life was spent in performing the ordinary duties of life, and she will long be remembered by her many kindnesses. For a number of years she served as matron of Rockway Mennonite School. She is survived by her parents, two sisters (Viola, Toronto; Olive, Kitchener), and 5 brothers (Cranson, and Aaron of Peterburg; Oliver of Preston; Eden and Lavern of Waterloo), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Oct. 16 at the Geiger Mennonite Church in charge of C. C. Cressman and M. H. Roth. Bro. Roth spoke on the text, Ps. 17: 16, which was selected by Sister Good before her passing. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Heishman, -- Russell James, of Waynesboro, Pa.; son of Thomas A. and Sarah Barbe Heishman, was born at Wardensville, W. Va., on Oct. 6, 1894; died Oct. 17, 1955; aged 61 y. 12 d. He was a member of the Crest Hill Mennonite Church, Wardensville. He came to the communion service on Oct. 16 and passed away the next day. He was married to May Brill, who died in 1922. His second wife, Opal Frye, survives him together with 3 sons (Roscoe, James, and Irwin), and 3 daughters (Mrs. Sadie Stuckey, Mrs. Roda May Martin, and Carroll Lynn, at home), 5 brothers (Abram, Ira Ephraim, William, and Henry), 2 sisters (Mrs. Emma Rudolph and Mrs. Lydia Kline), and 6 grandchildren. Services at the Crest Hill Mennonite Church were in charge of A. T. Rollins, Amos Martin, and John L. Stauffer. Burial was made in the Wardensville, W. Va., cemetery.
Horst, -- Sadie B., daughter of the late Isaac and Rebecca (Bomberger) Horst, was born near Shippensburg, Pa., March 4, 1874; died Oct. 20, 1955, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Reuben Ebersole, Shippensburg; where she spent the last few weeks of her life; aged 81 y. 7 m. 16 d. She had been a guest at the Mennonite Old People's Home, Maugansville, Md., for the last ten years. The last of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, 4 half brothers, and 5 half sisters. Her immediate survivors are the following nephews and nieces. John L. Horst, Scottdale, Pa.; J. Wayne Wenger, Manheim, Pa.; Mrs. Reuben Ebersole, Shippensburg, Pa.; Mrs. Paul Keener, Shippensburg, Pa.; Mrs. Amos Shank, Hanover, Pa; also many other relatives and friends mourn the loss of one who was dear to them. She was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the home of her niece and at the Rowe Church Oct. 23; ministers in charge Amos E. Martin and Paul C. Martin. Interment in the Rowe cemetery, where a long line of her ancestors are buried.
Martin, -- Elmer, born March 18, 1881, to David B. and Elizabeth (Eyman) Martin, near Nappanee, Ind.; passed away on June 21, 1955, at the Elkhart General Hospital. Three weeks previous Elmer suffered a stroke early one morning, lapsing into a deep coma at his home near Kessington, Mich., remaining in that condition until his death. Surviving are one sister (Ella), one niece and 2 nephews. Three sisters and one brother passed away in earlier years. Funeral services at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., where in charge of Peter Wiebe, Ralph Smucker, and Joseph Martin (Wisler Mennonite). Interment was made in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Martin, -- Ida Pearl, Jackson, Minn., daughter of Stephen and Mary (King) Kauffman, was born Oct. 21, 1880 at Garden City, Mo. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Sycamore Grove Church near Garden City, Mo. She transferred her membership to the Fairview Church near Surrey, N. Dak., in 1916. Here she was a member at the time of her death. She was united in marriage on Oct. 19, 1901, to Ben E. Martin, who preceded her in death on July 13, 1944. They lived in Garden City until 1916, when they moved to a farm near Minot, N. Dak., where they lived until they retired in 1941. Since July, 1953, she has been living near her daughter, Mrs. Ed Hartzler, in the Jackson, Minn., community. This marriage was blessed with 8 children, of whom six are living (Earl, Minot; Mary-Mrs. Ed Hartzler, Jackson; Ruby-Mrs. Ira T. Zook, Latour, Mo.; Bertha-Mrs. Homer Gresser, Wooster, Ohio; Erma-Mrs. Lyle E. Yost, Hesston, Kans., and Glen, Denver, Colo.). She also leaves 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded her in death. On Sept. 17, 1955, she was stricken with a heart attack in her home. On Oct. 5 she was taken to the Halloran Hospital, Jackson, Minn., where she passed away on Oct. 14, just 7 days before her 75th birthday. She was the last one of her immediate family. Noah Landis and Chris Garber had charge of the service held at the Alpha Mennonite Church, near Jackson, on Oct. 16. Her body was taken to North Dakota where services were in charge of Eli Hochstetler, John Stoll, and Josef Herschkowitz on Oct. 18 at the Fairview Church. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Miller, -- Enos J., son of John C. and Fannie (Hostetler) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa. Oct. 29, 1874; died at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, on Oct. 5, 1955; aged 80 y. 11 m. 6 d. He was of a family of 19 children, 9 of them having preceded him in death. He lived in the same community all his life. The surviving brothers and sisters are (Elizabeth-Mrs. Steve Yoder, Kalona, Iowa; Abner J., Windom, Kans.; Benj. J., Kalona; Henry J., Wellman; Harvey J., Kalona; Abraham F., Haven, Kans.; John W., Lagrange, Ind., Mattie-Mrs. Clemens Miller, Millersburg, Ind.; and Mary Ann, Kalona). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. The faith he held until death. On Jan. 2, 1898, he was married to Emma Gingerich. To this union one son (Sherman Samson) was born. His wife died March 3, 1945. On Feb. 13, 1949, he was married to Anna, widow of Joseph S. Yoder. Surviving besides the above-named brothers and sisters are his wife, his son (Sherman), 4 granddaughters, and 13 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. He never suffered any sever illness until this last one when he was taken to the hospital four weeks prior to his death. Funeral services were held Oct. 8, 1955, at the Fairview Church by Morris Swartzendruber, Elmer G. Swartzendruber, and A. Lloyd Swatzendruber. Burial was made in the Gingerich Cemetery.
Moser, -- Lavina, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Moser, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1878; died suddenly at her home in Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1955; aged 76 y. 10 m. 8 d. She was a member of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church for many years and always interested in missionary work. She is survived by 5 sisters (Mrs. Caroline Geiser, Dina Moser, Elizabeth Sommer, all of Orrville, Ohio), and a brother (Edwin, Van Nuys, Calif.). Services were in charge of Louis Amstutz and Reuben Hofstetter. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Moyer, -- Titus K., son of the late Jacob H. and Emma (Kline) Moyer, was born in Hilltown Twp., near Blooming Glen, Pa., on April 11, 1877; passed away Aug. 27, 1955 after a long illness at his home; aged 78 y. 4 m. 16 d. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church since his baptism on Jan. 31, 1897. He was very active in the church, holding numerous offices in addition to teaching a Sunday-school class for many years. He was also one of the active laymen who were responsible for starting the work of the building a Mennonite congregation at Perkasie. Death was the result of a heart ailment. He is survived by his second wife, Margaret Weaver Moyer, one daughter (Gertrude Witter), and 2 grandson. His first wife, Katie (Hunsicker), preceded him in death in 1921. He moved from the farm in 1953 to Souderton, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Church in charge of David Derstine, Jr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Pamkoke, -- Judy Marlene, daughter of Richard and Josephine (Roth) Pamkoke, of Beaver Crossing, Nebr., was born June 18, 1952; passed away Oct. 17, 1955; aged 3 y. 3 m. 29 d. She had been a frail child since infancy. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Timothy), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pamkoke, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Roth, Julesburg, Colo.), one great-grandmother (Mrs. Sam Yoder, Lamar, Colo.), and many other relatives. Funeral services held at the West Fairview Church on Oct. 20 were in charge of Wm. R. Eicher, assisted by John R. Troyer, and Alvin Gascho. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Schwartzentruber, -- Catherine, adopted daughter of the late John F. and Catherine (Brenneman) Roth, was born in Wilmot, Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., July 15, 1870; passed away at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Gascho, on Oct. 13, 1955, after a very short illness; aged 85 y. 2 m. 29 d. On March 5, 1893, she was united in marriage to Rudolph Schwartzentruber, who predeceased her March 27, 1943. She was at her place in the church services whenever possible. Surviving are one daughter (Leah-Mrs. Solomon Baechler), 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held Oct. 15 at the Blake A. M. Church with Ephraim Gingerich in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Shelly, --Infant, stillborn, daughter, of Betty and Victor Shelly, Perkasie, Pa., was born Aug. 19, 1955. Two brothers (Randy and Bradley), with the parents survive. A graveside service was held and burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.
Whitcraft, -- Amanda K., daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Kauffman) Ebersole, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Nov. 9, 1900; passed away after an illness of two years at her home near Lititz, Pa., Aug. 10, 1955; aged 54 y. 9 m. 2 d. She was a member of the Hess Mennonite Church near Lititz. She is survived by her husband, James Leroy Whitcraft; as son (James E., Limestone, Maine), and these sisters and brothers (Reuben M., Shippensburg, Pa.; Mrs. Laban Eby, Greencastle, Pa.; Mrs. Ira Weber, Hagerstown, Md.: Mrs. Newton Timmons and David K., both of Greencastle; Henry H., Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. David Eby, Hagerstown; Samuel K., Manheim, Pa., and Mrs. Max Clugston, Shippensburg), and a number of nieces and nephews. Two brothers precede her in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 14 at the Hess Church with Raymond Bucher, Richard Hess, and John S. Hess in charge. Burial was mad in the adjoining cemetery.
Zehr, -- Emma, daughter of Christian and Rachel (Sharp) Miller, was born on March 20, 1876 near Carlock, Ill.; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Good, near Rantoul, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1955, as she was listening to the strains of the hymn, "Lord, I Am Coming Home." She was married to Jacob E. Zehr on Feb. 13, 1902, and they made their home near Goodfield, Ill. Later they moved Yukon, Ill., and in Feb., 1911, they moved to a farm near Fisher, Ill., where they lived until retirement in 1941, when they moved to Fisher. She had been in failing health for the past several months. She is survived by one daughter (Mildred Good), 4 sons (Harold, Roanoke, Ill.; Walter, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Ellis, Rockville, Ind., and Chester, Fisher, Ill), 28 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters and two brothers (Elizabeth-Mrs. Frank Irons, Congerville, Ill., Mrs. Mary Basting, Bertha and Rufus of Bloomington-Normal area, and Clarence, Stanford, Ill.). She was preceded in death by her husband in 1950; one daughter Mabel Schrock, and one sister who died in her youth. Early in life she accepted Christ as Saviour and had an active interest in the work of her church until her death. Funeral services were held at the Eat Bend Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, by Howard J. Zehr and Ivan Birkey, on Oct. 26. Interment was made in the East Bend Mennonite Church.
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Kauffman, -- Mary Thelma, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Kauffman, Nampa, Idaho, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 1955, at the Nampa Hospital eight hours after birth. Survivors include her parents, a sister (Brenda), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Landis, Nampa, Idaho, and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Kauffman, Hammett, Idaho). Graveside services were conducted by Louis Landis and Robert Garber.
Miller, -- Barbara E., youngest daughter of William and Gertrude (Garber) Mishler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 18, 1865; died Oct. 28, 1955; aged 89 y. 10 m. 10 d. On Jan. 25, 1953, she suffered a stroke and was taken to the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Homer J. Miller, Shipshewana, Ind., who cared for her until her death. She was united in marriage on Dec. 6, 1891, to Uriah Y. Miller, and resided in Elkhart and Lagrange counties nearly all of her life. To this union were born 5 children (Ora B., Lagrange; an infant son and daughter who preceded her in death; Homer J., Shipshewana; and Ralph R., Toledo). Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1954. Surviving besides her 3 sons, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church all her life, and for the past forty years was a member of the Emma congregation. Funeral services were held at the Emma Church in charge of the home ministers.
Reist, -- Jacob H., was born in North Woolwich, Ont.; died Oct. 29, 1955, at Kitchener, Ont.; aged 83. He had never married but was a great favorite uncle to many nephews and nieces. He was a faithful member of First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Fist Mennonite Church on Nov. 3 in charge of C. F. Derstine and Merle Shantz.
Smith, --Margaret, wife of the late William Smith, was born in Delhi, Ont.; passed away at Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 27, 1955; aged 72 years. She is survived by one daughter (Mrs. Eva Good, Waterloo) and 4 sons (Alfred, Charlie, and Stanley at Kitchener, and Walter of Windsor). She died suddenly in the arms of a grandson whom she had raised, with the words, "Good-by Billy, be good, and do the right," on her lips. She was a faithful member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 in charge of C. F. Derstine.
Snader, -- Florence C., wife of Clarence M. Snader, Bird in Hand, Pa.; passed away at Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital, July 11, 1955; aged 55 y. 3 m. 17 d. She is survived by her husband, 2 stepchildren and one foster son. (Ruth-Mrs. Amos Lefever, Lititz, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Raymond Stauffer, Lebanon, Pa.; and Donald Paules, Bareville, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, her mother (Mrs. Katie Wadel, Shippensburg), and the following brothers and sisters (Harry, Laban, and Amelia, all of Shippensburg; Norman Wadel, Scotland; Mrs. Rosetta Ebersole, Mrs. Robert Crider, Noah Wadel, and Mrs. Norman Lehman, all of Chambersburg). She was a faithful member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church where funeral services were held on July 13 with Lloyd Eby and Elmer Martin in charge. Interment was made in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Steckley, -- Mary Anna, daughter of Michael and Anna (Schoch) Niderkorn, was born in Illinois, Dec. 25, 1865; passed away at Lebanon, Oreg., Nov. 1, 1955; aged 89 y. 10 m. 7 d. On March 10, 1884, she was united in marriage to John Steckley, Providence, Ill., where they resided for several years, then moving to Lyon Co., Kans. In 1902 they moved to Seward Co., Nebr., and in 1913 to Albany, Oreg., where she has resided since that time. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and at the time of her death was a member of the Albany Church. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1929, also a daughter and a son. She leaves to mourn her departure one son (Albert, Albany), 2 daughters (Matilda Johnson, Corvallis, Oreg., and Velma Lindsey, Lebanon, Oreg.), 17 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services in the Albany Church were conducted by Allen H. Erb, assisted by M. E. Brenneman. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Oreg.
Steiner, -- Margaret E., daughter of Joseph B. and Margaret (Etter) Gsell, was born near Morrison, Ill., Feb. 28, 1877; departed this life at her home in Fairview, Mich., Oct. 27, 1955; aged 78 y. 7 m. 29 d. In early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful. She was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand in time of need, helping her husband who was deacon of the Fairview Church for 24 years. In the year 1897 she was united in marriage to Menno Steiner. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 6 daughters. Those surviving are (Clarence, Chicago, Ill.; Earl, with whom she lived in Fairview; Mrs. Harvey Kauffman, Mio Mich.; Mrs. Chester Detweiler, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Henry Smith, Mio; Mrs. Ralph Cross, Comins, Mich.; Mrs. Leon Esch, Goshen, Ind.; and Lloyd, Sturgis, Mich.); also surviving are 24 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was the last of her family to pass on. She was also preceded in death by her husband, 2 sons (Harvey and Roy), one daughter (Mary Ellen), and one grandson. She and her husband with the family moved to Fairview in March 1907, where she lived until called home. Her departure was very sudden although her health had not been good for several years. Funeral services at the Fairview Church on Oct. 30 were in charge of Harvey Handrich, assisted by Floyd Yoder and Menno Esch. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Yoder, -- Lena, daughter of Christian and Ida (Hershberger) Bender, was born near Salisbury, Pa., Feb. 5, 1904; died in the Meyersdale Community Hospital, Nov. 3, 1955; aged 51 y. 8 m. 29 d. She was married to Ernest Yoder on June 3, 1928. To this union were born 3 sons and 5 daughters (Richard Bruce, David Harvey, Miriam Irene, Omar Christian, Ida Idella, Eleanor Amanda, Freda Elizabeth, and Delilah Rosanna). She is survived by her husband and children, her father and the following brothers and sisters (Floyd and Omar, Meyersdale; Myra-Mrs. Omar Maust, Salisbury; Harvey, Bittinger, Md.; Verda-Mrs. Simon D. Beachy, Salisbury; Della-Mrs. Ivan J. Miller and Fannie-Mrs. Floyd J. Miller, Grantsville, Md.). She was preceded in death by her mother and one brother. She became very ill on Sept. 28 but the seriousness of her condition was not known. After her death an autopsy revealed a cyst which brought on a brain hemorrhage. She was baptized and received as a member of the Conservative Mennonite Church on Sept. 30, 1917, in which fellowship she died. Funeral services were conducted at the Maple Glen meetinghouse near Grantsville, Md., on Nov. 5 by Mark Peachey, Shem Peachey, and Walter Otto. Interment was made in the Oak Dale Cemetery near Salisbury, Pa.
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Berkey, -- Elmer Rhodes, son of E. J. and Mary (Rhodes) Berkey, was born June 1, 1898, near Middlebury, Ind.; died suddenly in a plane crash near Harrisoburg, Va., Oct. 29, 1955; aged 57 y. 4 m. 28 d. At an early age he moved with his parents to Virginia where he grew to manhood. At the age of 18 he moved with the family to Oronogo, Mo. On June 20, 1929, he was united in marriage with Alma Esther Shenk, who survives him. To this union were born 4 children (Clayton S., Lloyd N., and Cathryn-Mrs. Tom Mishler, all of Sheridan, Oreg., and Margaret-Mrs. Paul Buerge, Garden City, Mo.). He leaves besides his family 11 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Ruth-Mrs. J. J. Hostetler, Harrisonburg, Va.; Esther-Mrs. Martin Weaver, Goshen, Ind.; Martha-Mrs. Ralph Smith, Oronogo, Mo.; Bertha-Mrs. Norman Wenger, Lancaster, Pa.; and Marietta Berkey, Wooster, Ohio), 4 half sisters (Ruby-Mrs. George Reno, and Bernice-Mrs. Harry Reno, both of Akers, La.; Elsie and Janette Berkey, Harrisonburg, Va.), one half brother (Earl Berkey, Akers, La.), and a stepmother (Mary Shenk Berkey, Harrisonburg, Va.). He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister (Ethel Buerge), one half sister (Mabel-Mrs. Robert Martin, who died with him in the plane crash), and an infant granddaughter. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church near Warrenton, Va. Eight years ago he moved to Sheridan, Oreg., where he resided at the time of his death. Funeral services were held Nov. 3, at the Mennonite Church in Sheidan, Oreg., in charge of H. G. Wolfer and D. F. Shenk. Interment was made in the Mennonite Cemetery near Willamina, Oreg.
Delegrange, --Caroline, daughter of the late John and Louissa Leugacher, was born Feb. 24, 1905 in Daviess Co., Ind.; passed away Oct. 16, 1955, at her home near Goshen, Ind.; aged 50 y. 7 m. 22 d. She suffered a heart attack on June 9, 1955, and had not been well since. On Oct. 16 she had a second attack and was called Home. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and remained faithful to the end. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove, C. A. Mennonite Church near Goshen. She was married to Peter Delegrange on April 15, 1928. They were blessed with 5 children, of whom 2 preceded her in death. Four sisters and one brother also preceded her in death. Surviving are the husband, and 3 daughters (Jean-Mrs. Floyd Kauffman, Goshen; Phyllis-Mrs. Paul Schrock, Benton; and Helen, at home), 4 grandchildren, 3 sisters, one brother, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Grove on Oct. 19 and burial was made in the Alwine Cemetery.
Hostettler , -- Cheyl Ann, passed away Oct. 3, 1955, at the Children's Hospital , Columbus, Ohio; aged 8 y. 9 m. 5 d. She is missed especially by her parents, Abe and Mary Hostettler, and 2 brothers (Johnny and Steven). Her death followed a prolonged illness, and she was in the Children' s Hospital for the last five weeks. Funeral services were in charge of Abram Kaufman and Myron Augsburger, with burial in the Sharon Cemetery.
Huber, -- Bessie, daughter of the late Henry L. and Sarah Hess, passed away Nov. 9 , 1955 at the Hufford Convalescent Home, Brownstone, Pa., from an acute heart condition. For three years previous she was afflicted with hardening of the arteries. On June 6, 1904, she was married to Abram S. Huber, Lititz, Pa. They lived together 54 years. Seven children survive (Carl, Lititz; Ruth-Mrs. J. E. Phillippi, Lancaster, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Clarence Landis, Lititz; Sarah-Mrs. Paul Furlow, Fulton, N. Y.; Esther Huber Mellinger, Ephrata, Pa.; Abram Paul, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Miriam-Mrs. Clayton George, W. Hyattsville, Md.). Two sons died in infancy. There are 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren surviving. Funeral services were conducted at the Lititz Church on Nov. 12 by Melvin Lauver and Lester Wenger. A nephew, Richard Hackman, pastor of the East Petersburg Church of the Brethren offered prayer. Interment was made in the Hess Cemetery.
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