Brubaker, Nettie S., daughter of Henry L. and Anna (Stauffer) Brubaker, was born Oct. 21, 1890; passed away March 12, 1957, at her home near Neffsville, Pa.; aged 66 y. 4m. 19 d. She accepted the Lord as Saviour in her youth. Surviving are 2 brothers (John S., Quarryville, Pa.; Jacob S., Fruitville, Pa.), 2 sisters (Anna S., Lititz, Pa., with whom she lived at the time of her death, and Naomi-Mrs. Jonas E. Brubaker, Mt. Joy, Pa.), and other relatives. She was a member of the Landis Valley Church where funeral services were held March 15 with Ira D. Landis and Levi Weaver in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Charles, Ida, daughter of Daniel and Esther (Witmer) Witmer, was born Nov. 10, 1881; died July 17, 1957, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., after a long illness; aged 75 y. 8m. 7 d. In 1909, she was married to Clayton B. Charles, who preceded her in death in 1947. She was a faithful member of the Millersville Mennonite Church and always attended as long as she was able. Surviving are 3 sons (J. Lester, Millersville; Omer W., and C. Edward, both of Lancaster), and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services at the Oreville Home were conducted by Landis Brubaker and Benjamin Eshbach on July 20, with burial in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
Garber, Matilda, daughter of David G. and Marie (Klassen) Fast, was born July 9, 1906, in Mountain Lake, Minn.; passed away at the Union Hospital at New Ulm, Minn., on July 8, the day before her fifty-first birthday. She had entered the hospital for surgery on July 1; her recovery seemed normal and on July 8 she was anticipating going home in a few days, when a blood clot caused her death so suddenly that none of her family could be present. She accepted the Lord as her Saviour in her youth and became a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church. On March 22, 1932, she was married to Marvin Garber and they began farming near Alpha, Minn., where they lived for over 27 years, having celebrated their silver anniversary on March 22, 1957. During this time 3 daughters were born (Vernelda-Mrs. Charles Hartzler, Jackson, Minn.; Noreen, who entered nurses' training at Kansas City, Mo., about a month ago; and Adelma, at home). She was a faithful member of the Alpha Mennonite Church during her married life. Surviving, besides her husband and children, are her parents (Mr. and Mrs. David G. Fast, Van Nuys, Calif.), and 8 brothers and sisters (Frieda-Mrs. Frank Fast, and Mary-Mrs. John Garber, both of Jackson; Ted D., Mountain Lake; Helen Fast, Beckley, W. Va.; Linda-Mrs. George Oliver, Amboy; Leander D., Albert City, Iowa; Louis G., Granada Hills, Calf.; Peter G., Bloomington, Ind.), and one grandchild.
Gascho, Mattie, daughter of the late John and Barbara (Gerber) Bechler, was born Nov. 5, 1883, in Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ont.; died July 9, 1957, in the Hurley Hospital, Flint, Mich.; aged 73 y. 8m. 4d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to the end. Surviving are her husband, Jacob Gascho, 2 sons and 5 daughters (Milton, Kokomo, Ind.; Salena, Jackson, Ohio; Edna and Simon, Imlay City, Mich.; Luella-Mrs. Henry Mullet, Bloomfield, Mont.; Lillian, Lapeer Mich.; Leon-Mrs. Floyd Plank, South Webster, Ohio), and 10 grandchildren. An infant son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Bethany Church on July 12 in charge of Wayne Wenger and Paul Wittrig.
Hartzler, Chester Dean, son of John C. and Emma Hartzler, was born Oct. 3, 1887, in Larned, Kans.; died while at work in Portland, Oreg., July 5, 1957; aged 69 y. 9m.2 d. In Sept. 1912, he was married to Mary Elizabeth King, who survives with 2 sons (Clarence, Scottdale, Pa., and Samuel, Canby, Oreg.). He also leaves 2 brothers (Sam, Klamath Falls, Oreg., and Oliver, Hubbard, Oreg.), 3 sisters (Mollie-Mrs. Dan Kauffman, Chicago, Ill.; Sadie-Mrs. William Ogg, Portland, Oreg.; and Lora-Mrs. Roy Yoder, Paradise, Pa.), and 4 grandchildren. His parents, 2 sisters, one brother and 5 children preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and was a member of the Portland, Oreg., congregation at the time of death. On Sept. 6, 1942, he was ordained as deacon of the Portland Mission Church and was still active in the work of the church where he was ordained. Services were held in the Zion Church at Hubbard, Oreg., in charge of Allen H. Erb and assisted by Claud Hostetler. Interment was made in the Zion Mennonite Cemetery.
Sommer, Alvin J., son of Jacob and Marian (Amstutz) Sommer, was born May 24, 1887, at Pandora, Ohio; passed away on July 12, 1957; aged 70 y. 1 m. 18 d. Though he was not well during the past months, he was quite active and his passing came unexpectedly. Sometime prior to his marriage, he moved to the Orrville, Ohio, community where he has been a continual resident. On Dec. 23, 1908, he was married to Susan Moser, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Treva-Mrs. Vincent Steiner, Wooster; Marie at home; Ruth-Mrs. Orel Lehman, Mt. Eaton; Betty-Mrs. Charles Gohn, Barberton; Kathryn-Mrs. William Merriman, Orrville), 4 sons (Vernon, Dalton; Wilson, Florida; Paul, Uniontown; Herbert, Orrville), 31 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Ed Hilty, Pandora), and 3 brothers (Noah, Pandora; Walter, Bluffton; and Ezra, Darlington, Wis.). In his early years he was a member of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, and later became one of the charter members of the Orrville Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on July 15 with Harold E. Bauman and I. W. Royer in charge. Interment was made in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Steinman, Magdalene, daughter of the late Christian and Leah (Zehr) Gascho, was born near Baden, Ont., May 31, 1885; died at her home in Baden on June 10, 1957, after a lengthy illness; aged 72y. 10 d. in her youth she confessed Christ and was baptized in the Wilmot A. M. Church in which faith she died. In Jan. 1906, she was married to Noah M Steinman, and lived in wedlock over 51 years. Surviving are their 2 sons (Arthur Floyd and Delton Ray, both of Baden), 2 grandsons, one brother (Emanuel, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 sisters (Barbara-Mrs. Samuel Steinman, New Hamburg, Ont., and Lydia Gascho, Baden). Her parents and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held June 13 at Steinman's A. M. Church with Orland Gingerich and Elmer Grove in charge. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Thomas Eminah, S., son of Levi M. and Katie (Gindlesperger) Thomas, was born in Thomas Mills, Pa., Feb. 13, 1886; died at his home very suddenly from a heart attack, June 28, 1957; aged 71 y. 4m. 15 d. On May 2, 1907, he was married to Nora Saylor, who predeceased him on Feb. 28, 1920. To this union were born 2 children. On Dec. 18, 1921, her was married to Anna Croyle, who survives him with the following children (Ernest H., Davidsville; Erie-Mrs.Sam D. Thomas, Hollsopple, Pa.; Novelda F.-Mrs. Richard M. Kissel, Arguacema, Goias, Brazil; L. Merle, Thomas Mills, Pa.; Mrs. Minnie Blough; Mrs. Katie Hershberger, and Mrs. Pearl Alwine, Hollsopple; and Mrs. Lottie Blough, Johnstown, Pa.), also 3 grandchildren. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, joined the Thomas Mennonite Church, and was a faithful and active member for 54 years. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Church on June 30 with Aldus J. Wingard and Roy Kinsinger officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder, Amanda, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Oct. 17, 1865; died at the Miller Nursing Home, Louisville, Ohio, June 30, 1957; aged 91 y. 8m. 13 d. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Canton, Ohio. Her first husband, Manasseh Miller, preceded her in death. Later she married John Yoder, who also preceded her in death. Her health had been failing for some time, but about a month prior to her death she fell and broke her hip. Later complications set in. Surviving are 3 daughters (Martha-Mrs. C. M. Moboreck, Mansfield, Ohio; Lavina-Mrs. Harry Aeschbacher, Canal Fulton, Ohio; and Minerva-Mrs. William Rastetter, Alliance, Ohio), 4 sons (Clarence Miller, Kensington, Ohio; William Miller, Bremen; Earl Miller, Birmingham, Ala.; and Marcus Miller, Clinton, Ohio), one stepson (Aaron Yoder, Orrville, Ohio), 29 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the C. D. Spiker Funeral Home with O. N. Johns officiating in the absence of her pastor. Burial was made in the Navarre Cemetery.
Yoder, Naomi, daughter of the late Ezra and Sallie (Yoder), was born at Mattawana, Pa., Sept. 16, 1893; passed away at Lancaster (Pa.) Hospital, after a lingering illness. She was a member of the Ephrata Mennonite Church and faithful attended services as long as health permitted. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister. Surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Milo, McVeytown, Pa.; Jesse, Denbigh, Va.; Anna and Salina at home). Funeral services held in the Ephrata Church on April 18 were in charge of Mahlon Zimmerman, Amos Horst, and Eugene Landis, with interment in the Denver Cemetery.
Zehr, Catherine, daughter of Nicklas K. and Barbara Roth, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., on Sept. 6, 1868; passed away at the home of her daughter on April 4, 1957; aged 88 y. 6 m. 29d. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into fellowship of the East Zorra A. M. congregation where she was a faithful member at the time of her death. On Dec. 8, 1889, she was married to Joseph S. Zehr, who preceded her on Sept. 6, 1913. Surviving are 3 daughters and 3 sons (Mrs. Lena Bender and Christiana-Mrs. Jacob Erb, of Tavisotck; Oleava-Mrs. Omer Schlegel, East Zorra, with whom she made her home; Nicklas, Tavistock; Amos, East Zorra; and Peter R., New Hamburg), 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (John, Dryden, Mich.; Edwin, New Dundee; Nicklas, New Hamburg; Joseph, East Zorra), and one sister (Lena, New Hamburg). Funeral services were held at the East Zorra church in charge of Joel Schwartzentruebr and Henry Yantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
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Bontrager, Donald Roger, infant son of Roger and Isabelle Bontrager, was born July 19, 1957, in the Community Memorial Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; passed away about two hours later leaving his parents, 2 sisters (Dawn and Brenda), one brother (Douglas), and 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Starr, Leonard, Mich.; and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd F. Bontrager, Clare, Mich.). Graveside services at Rosebush, Mich., near the Bontrager home, with Floyd E. Bontrager officiating.
Brenneman, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Barbara (Diller) Powell, was born June 7, 1886; died June 4, 1957, at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, Ohio, following a heart attack; aged 70 y. 11 m. 28 d. On Dec. 4, 1919, she was married to Samuel A. Brenneman, who preceded her in death in March 1949. Also preceding her were a daughter and a sister. Surviving are 3 sons (Clifford, at home; David, Elida; and Harold, Harrington, Del.), one daughter (Florence, at home), 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Dora-Mrs. William Heatwole, Elida, and Anna-Mrs. William Hartman, Delphos), and one brother (Sam, Blountstown, Fla.). Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a faithful member of the Pike Mennonite Church. Services were held at the church in charge of Paul W. Smith and Harold Good, with burial in the Salem Cemetery.
Headings, Lela, daughter of Levi and Rebecca Kanagy, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Feb. 6, 1891; died July 15, 1957, at the Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio; aged 66 y. 5m. 9 d. On Sept. 12, 1915, she was married to Milton Headings, who survives with 7 of the 8 children born to them (Harley, Sanford, Howard, Dorothy Nell Overholt, all of West Liberty, Ohio; Eugene, Marengo, Ohio; Robert, Urbana, Ohio; and Ionabell Bosart, Milverton, Ont.). A son and a brother preceded her in death. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren, and 7 brothers and sisters (Glen, Bellefontaine; Mrs. Laurie Plank, Bremen; Mrs. Lizzie Yoder, Urbana; Jake, Saloma Thoman, Rebecca Hostetler and Ella Yoder, all of West Liberty). She united with the South Union Church in 1906; in 1917 she with her family moved to the Oak Grove congregation where she attended faithfully until death. Three years ago she suffered a paralytic stroke while with her husband in Maryland. This left her partially paralyzed. A year later she had another stroke from which she recovered. Five weeks ago she fell, fracturing her hip, but seemed to be recovering rapidly when, on July11, she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage which, with other complications, resulted in her death. As long as she was able, she traveled with her husband to out-of-the-way places in Maryland, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania conducting Bible school. She cared for the small children of mothers who assisted in teaching. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church on July 18, Nelson Kanagy officiating, assisted by Eli Nissley. Interment was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Ketterman, Donald Bardon, son of Glenn and Velma (Lambert) Ketterman, was born at Onego, W. Va., Dec. 26, 1939; departed this life by drowning on July 13, 1957; aged 17 y. 6m. 17 d. He is survived by his parents, one brother (Ronald David), his grandfather (Veah Lambert), and many other relatives and friends. At an early age he confessed Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Brushly Run Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in the Circleville High School auditorium by R. W. Benner and Earl J. Hartzler, with interment in the north Fork Memorial Cemetery.
Klinger, Fermer S., son of Monroe and Elnore (Henney) Klinger, was born near Convoy, Ohio, July 8, 1894; died at his home in Archbold, Ohio, on July 16, 1957; aged 63 y. 8 d. He was married to Sarah Stuckey on April 6, 1918. In 1943 they disposed of their farm near West Unity, Ohio, and took up residence in Archbold. Two children came to bless their home, Merle and Doris. Surviving are his wife, the two children, 4 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Fannie Etter, Columbus, Ohio). Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister. In 1917 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Lockport Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to the end. Funeral services were conducted at the Lockport Church by the home ministers, with burial in the Lockport cemetery.
Landis, Annie, daughter of the late Adam and Fannie (Burkholder) Myer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 4, 1870; died at her home near Lancaster, June 16, 1957; aged 87 y. 4 m. 12 d. She had been in failing health for some time. On Nov. 2, 1898, she was married to David R. Landis who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1950. Surviving are 2 daughters (Bertha E. and Ruth M.), and a sister (Mrs. Emma Smith, Harlem, Mont.). She was a faithful member of the Mellinger Church, where funeral services were held June 19 in charge of David L. Landis and Harry S. Lefever, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Lichty, Harry R., son of the late Israel and Annie (Rutt) Lichty, was born in Caernarvon Twp., Pa., May 24, 1891; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, June 17, 1957; aged 66 y. 24d. He was stricken by cerebral thrombosis while preaching at the Martindale Mennonite Church on the morning of June 16. He had accepted Christ in his early life and was a faithful member until death. He served as Sunday-school superintendent for the Weaverland church for 25 years and as chorister for the church in his younger years. He also helped organize the first young people's meeting held at the church. On Dec. 27, 1945, he was ordained to the ministry, and was very much interested in the young people of the church. For two and one half years he served the Pleasant Grove Church in Brewton, Ala., as minister, and he was very much concerned about the work there. On Dec. 1, 1954, he was operated on for stomach ulcers and again in 1956. He recovered nicely from his surgery and seemed to be enjoying good health. Death came as a shock to all. He was twice married; his first wife, Bertha Martin, died 27 years ago. Surviving are his second wife, the former Ethel Hershey, 4 sisters (Katie-Mrs. Alvin Weaver, Tampa, Fla.; Cora, Goodville, Pa.; Emma-Mrs. Paul B. Hess, Lititz, Pa.; Elsie-Mrs. John Lehman, Birmingham, Ala.). Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Church on June 20 with Paul Graybill and David Weaver in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Earl, son of Manasseh and Minerva (Gingerich) Martin, was born Feb.3, 1942; passed away at the K. W. Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., on July 16, 1957; aged 15 y. 5m. 13 d. In the fall of 1952 he confessed Christ as Saviour and was baptized on Feb. 8, 1953. He was failing in health for the past 4 years. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Laura), 4 brothers (Paul, Harold, Willard, and Bruce). Funeral services were conducted at the Elmira Mennonite Church on July 18 by Howard S. Bauman and Rufus Jutzi.
McCoy, Billy Ray, son of Luther and Icie-Lee McCoy, Century, Fla., was born near Jay, Fla., on Dec. 9, 1950; died by drowning in a pond at his home on July 14, 1957; aged 6 y. 7m. 5 d. He was the only one in his Sunday school with a perfect attendance for the year 1956. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Samuel, Mary, Irie, Ila, Gertrude, Aubery Dale). Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Byrnville Mennonite Church on July 16 in charge of Paul Shelly and Richard Kling, with interment in the Cobbtown Community Cemetery.
Miller, Katie Belle, daughter of Emanuel and Margaret (Kefaber) Hostetler, was born in Cass Co., Mo., March 16, 1892; died at the Motts Hospital, Pryor, Okla., on June 22, 1957; aged 65 y. 3m. 6 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized into the Mennonite Church where she was an active worker in the Sunday school and sewing circle work. On Sept. 17, 1916, she was married to Baldwin F. Miller. A few years later they moved to La Junta, Colo., where they lived for 5 years, and then they moved to Pryor, Okla. On June 15 she suffered a paralytic stroke from which she never fully regained consciousness. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1952. Surviving are her 4 sons (Elmer, Lloyd, and Eli, of Pryor; and Floyd, Culp, Ark.), one daughter (Fern-Mrs. Everette Scheffel, Pryor, with whom she made her home), 12 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Laura-Mrs. J. J. Zook, Allensville, Pa.; and Fannie and Cora Hostetler, Harper, Kans.). Her parents, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and 3 half brothers preceded her in death.
Moyer, A. Byron, son of the late Gideon and Clara (Heckler) Moyer, was born in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., May 4, 1899; died at his home near Zion Hill April 13, 1957; aged 57 y.11m. 9 d. On May 29, 1920, he was married to Edna May Trauger. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Mrs. Marvin Knechel, Telford, Pa., and Mrs. Ernest Knechel, Alburtis), 3 sons (d. Willard, Favorable Lake, Ont.; W. Earl, Quakertown; and R. Wayne, at home), 4 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters (Stanley and Winfield, Silverdale; Dwight, Oley; Gideon Jr., Ottsville; J. Ammon, Quakertown; Mrs. Fred Baumaster, Neshaminy; and Mrs. Samuel Miller, Hilltown). As a young man he accepted Christ as Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. He was a member of the Swamp Church where funeral services were conducted on April 18 in charge of Alvin Detweiler, Abram Yoder, and Winfield Ruth, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Showalter, Timothy, was born Dec. 19, 1887; died at
his home near Broadway, Va., on July 12, 1957; aged 69 y. 6m.
23 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite
Church at the age of 16. On April 10, 1910, he was united in marriage
to Susie Shipe, who preceded him in death Aug. 10, 1954.
He was called to the office of deacon on April 4, 1915, and served
in this work until July 10, 1932, when he was ordained a minister.
On Nov. 3, 1943, he was ordained a bishop. He served the Lord
and the church in these offices for 42 years. He served in the
Northern District of the Virginia Conference and was personally
known to almost all the members in the various congregations.
He was the church historian for the district and spent much time
in collecting various data which otherwise would have been lost
to future generations.
Surviving are one son (Daniel, Broadway) and 7 daughters (Anna, Mary, Grace, and Ida, of Broadway; Ada Showalter, Elkhart, Ind.; Emma Showalter, Philadelphia, Pa.; Martha Showalter, Harrisonburg, Va.), one foster son (Teddy Harman, New Market, Va.), 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Lewis, Paul, Mark, and Luke, Broadway, Va.: Michael, Rockville, Md.; Mrs. Maggie Brenneman, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Elizabeth Showalter, Scottdale, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted on July 14 at the home by Moses Slabaugh and at the Zion Mennonite Church by John L. Stauffer and J. Ward Shank, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Zehr, Silas Peter, son of David D. and Elizabeth Zehr, was born Dec. 23, 1892, died in his sleep at his farm home near Manson, Iowa, on July 20, 1957; aged 64 y. 7m. 27 d. His death was caused by a coronary attack. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church at Manson, remaining active in the work of the church and faithful to his Lord until his death. On Aug. 18, 1921, he was married to Eliza Roth. To this union were born 3 children. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (John David, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Earl, at home), a daughter (Mary, at home), 2 sisters and a brother (Rose-Mrs. John Roth, San Antonio, Texas, Alvin and Alma-Mrs. Clyde Garber, both of Manson), 4 grandchildren, and many other relatives. A sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held July 22 at the Manson Church conducted by Roman Hershberger, Nick Stoltzfus, Simon Gingerich, and Ed Birkey. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
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Moyer, Irwin M., died at his home in Souderton, Pa., on his 78th birthday. He had a stroke the Monday preceding at his place of employment. He was a son of the late Noah M. and Mary (Moyer) Moyer, and a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. Surviving are 5 sisters (Mrs. Minerva M. Moyer, with whom he resided; Barbara M. Moyer; Flora-Mrs. Rufus Derstine; Laura-Mrs. Howard C. Nice, all of Souderton; and Mrs. Eli H. Gehman, Bally), and a brother (Jacob M., Telford, Pa.). Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Franconia Mennonite Church, with Menno Souder and Arthur Ruth officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nissley, Amos B., son of the late Andrew G. and Barbara (Bomberger) Nissley, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 24, 1881; died July 2, 1957, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the Landisville Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Ada E. Garber, and these children (Clarence R., Lititz, Pa.; Roy R., Lancaster; Esther-Mrs. Edwin Keener, Lewisburg; Arthur R., Mt. Joy; Ruth-Mrs. Jonas Miller Florala, Ala; Helen-Mrs. Charles Shertzer, Millersville), one brother (John B., Mt. Joy), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Elmira Nissley, Landisville, and Mrs. Benjamin Swartzendruber, Upland, Calif.), 27 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at the Landisville Church were in charge of Henry E. Lutz and Clarence Frank.
Santos, Aida Luz, daughter of Christobal and Eva (Alvarado) Santos, was born on Feb. 1, 1957, in Pulguillas, Coamo, P. R.; died on July 14, 1957, in the Coamo Municipal Hospital; aged 5m. 13 d. Her sister, Bidia Esther, preceded her in death about 2 weeks earlier in a jeep accident. The cause of death was a gradual weakening from extreme diarrhea. Funeral services were conducted in the Bethany Mennonite Church and interment was at the Aibonito Municipal Cemetery, with services in charge of Lester T. Hershey.
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Alderfer, Titus F., Sellersville, Pa., son of the late Allen R. and Katie (Freed) Alderfer, was born Feb. 12, 1910; died April 15, 1957, in North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, Pa., where he had been a heart patient for two weeks; aged 47 y. 2 m. 3 d. For the past 20 years he owned and operated a welding shop in Souderton. He was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church. In June, 1933, he married Dorothy Mae Crouthamel, who survives with 2 sons (Harold C. and Allen C. at home), his mother (Mrs. Katie Alderfer, Dublin, Pa.), one brother and 5 sisters (Frank F., Denbigh, Va.; Mrs. Alice Landis, Dublin, Pa.; Mary Ann-Mrs. Elias Swartley, Doylestown, Pa.; Orpha-Mrs. Milton Kolb, Spring City, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Paul Rush, Quakertown, Pa.; Irene Alderfer, Dublin, Pa.). Funeral services were held April 19 at the Souderton Church in charge of Alvin Derstine, Jacob Moyer and Russell Musselman, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Crossgrove, Jacob T., son of Franklin and Barbara (Mowery) Crossgrove, was born near Lewistown, Pa., April 15, 1895; died while at work at the LaChoy Food Preoducts Co., Archbold, Ohio, on July 25, 1957; aged 62 y. 3 m. 10 d. As a young man he went to Fulton Co., Ohio, where he married Edna B. Wyse on Nov. 17, 1914. Eight children came to bless their home, 7 of whom survive (John and Florence, Archbold, Ohio; Orvil and Mabel-Mrs. Michael Zehr, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Doris-Mrs. Alva Schlabach, and Lureen-Mrs. Allen Fetterman, Wauseon; and Mary Louise-Mrs.Everett Nofziger, Archbold). Also surviving are 21 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his grandchild, 5 sisters, and 6 brothers. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Central Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted on July 28 at the Central Church by Simon Stuckey and Walter Stuckey, with burial in the Eckley Cemetery.
Fath, Allen, son of the late David and Cathryn (Hostetler) Fath, was born April12, 1889, in Wayne Co., Ohio, died at his home near Massillon, Ohio, June 20, 1957; aged 68 y. 2 m. 8 d. He was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. During the last years of life he had been suffering from a heart condition. In 1921 he was married to Martha Brubaker, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Robert Wengerd, Orrville; Mrs. Roman Slabaugh, Dalton; and Pearl, at home); 5 sons (Willis, Dalton; Albert, Orrville; Chester, Dalton; Richard, at home; Laverne, Greystone Park, N. J.), 16 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (John, Canton, and George Columbus). Funeral services were held in the Pleasant View Church on June 23 in charge of Elmer Yoder, with Bill Detweiler assisting. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gassman, Amer C., was born Jan. 22, 1866, in Rockingham Co., Va.; passed away June 14, 1957; aged 91y. 4 m. 18 d. He had been a member of the Brethren Church since early manhood. On Dec. 27, 1894, he married Emma Wright, who preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 1924. Surviving are 3 daughters (Ressie-Mrs. Claude Swartz, with whom he made his home; Ireta-Mrs. Jacob Hartman, Delphos, Ohio; Ethel-Mrs. Noah Musser, Mohnton, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at Dayton, Va., Brethren Church in charge of James Flora, Melvin Heatwole and W. F. Flory.
Mishler, Homer J., son of John M. and Lydia (Hershberger) Mishler, was born June 8, 1889; died as a result of a heart attack on Aug. 1, 1957, while resting at his home in Shipshewana, Ind.; aged 68 y. 1 m. 23 d. in early youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Forks Mennonite Church. Soon after his marriage he transferred his membership to the Shore Church where he remained faithful through all these years. On Dec. 9, 1911, he married Lydia Miller, who survives. The Lord blessed their home with the following children who also survive (Ruby-Mrs. Orie Hostetler, Shipshewana; Dorsa J., Elkhart; Ruth-Mrs. Ernest Miller, Middlebury; Lois-Mrs. Leonard Haarer, Constantine, Mich.; Paul R., Shipshewana; Margaret-Mrs. Donald Coffman, Ligonier), and 21 grandchildren. Three daughters preceded him in death. All his brothers and sisters survive (Mrs. Lillie Beachy, Goshen; Frank, West Bend, Iowa; Oscar, Davidsville, Pa.; Wilson, Goshen; Delcie-Mrs. Early Bontrager, Middlebury; George and Sanford, Shipshewana; Susie-Mrs. Harold Alexander, Elkhart), and his step mother (Mrs. Clarence Bontrager, Middlebury). Funeral services were conducted at the church by Percy J. Miller, Homer J. Miller, and Lee J. Miller, with interment in the Shore Cemetery.
Phillips, William, was born June 25, 1881, at New Bremen, N. Y.; died at his home on June 15, 1957, following an illness of 4 years; aged 75 y.11m. 20 d. Surviving are his wife and one brother by adoption. He became a Christ and was received into the Conservative Mennonite Church, Lowville, N. Y., two years ago. Services were conducted at the church by Leon Martin and Elias Zehr.
Sanders, William Russell, son of Francis and Sarah (Hornsby) Sanders, was born Oct. 2, 1889, at Galena, Ill.; died in a Freeport, Ill., hospital July 31, 1957, after an extended illness; aged 67 y. 9m. 27 d. He had been a member of the Freeport Mennonite Church since 1916. On June 10, 1919, he was married to Louella Shoemaker, and since then they made their home on the J. S. Shoemaker homestead. Surviving are his wife and 2 sisters (Clara-Mrs. Harry Freise, Shiremanstown, Pa.; and Mrs. Addie Carey, Warren, Ill.). Two brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services held at the Freeport Church on Aug. 3 were in charge of Richard Yordy and A. C. Good, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Schertz, Emmanuel Joseph, son of the late John and Elizabeth Schertz, was born near Roanoke, Ill., Jan. 21, 1887; passed away July 26, 1957, after an illness of 18 months; aged 70 y. 6m. 5 d. On Jan. 25, 1912, he married Lena Drange, who survives. To this union were born 4 children (Wilma, at home; Eldon and Lois-Mrs. Russell Schertz, Lowpoint; and Vernon, Sterling). Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, and one brother (John, Metamora, Ill.). Preceding him in death were 3 sisters and 2 brothers. In early youth he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church to which he was faithful until his death. Until recent years he was active in the program of the church. Funeral services were held at the Metamora Church in charge of Roy Bucher, assisted by Melvin Hamilton and Lee Park, with burial in the Harmony Cemetery.
Shearer, Elmer L., son of Clinton and Amelia (Longenecker) Shearer, was born Aug. 19, 1898, near Mt. Joy, Pa.; passed away on July 11, 1957, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, after an illness of six months; aged 58 y. 10 m. 22 d. On Nov. 13, 1919, he was married to Mabel Floyd. Besides his wife, he is survived by three children (Rachel-Mrs. Arthur Kraybill, Elizabethtown; Harold, Immokalee, Fla.; Robert, Mt. Joy), four grandchildren, two sisters (Edna-Mrs. Harrison Miller, Linglestown; and Martha-Mrs. Daniel Eshleman, Elizabethtown), one brother (Irvin, Mechanicsburg). One sister preceded him in death. In his youth he confessed Christ as his Saviour and was baptized at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Later he transferred his membership to Mt. Joy Mennonite Church where he was serving as Sunday-school superintendent at the time of his death. Funeral services were held on July 24 at the Mt. Joy Church with Henry Lutz and Henry Garber officiating. Interment was made in Kraybill's Cemetery.
Smoker, Jerry Lynn, infant son of Alvin and Mildred (Landis) Smoker, Intercourse, Pa., passed away at his home July18, 1957; aged 20 days. He had been ill since birth. Surviving are his parents, a brother (Terry Lee), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Christ Smoker, Intercourse, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy R. Landis, Lititz, Pa.). Graveyard services were held July 19 in charge of Isaac Kennel, Aaron F. Stoltzfus, and Abner Stoltzfus.
Springer, Lydia, was born near Providence, Ill., to Christian and Phoebe (Eigsti) Sears, on Jan. 23, 1872; passed away in the Bloomington (Ill.) Mennonite Hospital, on July 12, 1957; aged 85 y. 5m. 19 d. She became a member of the Willow Springs Mennonite Church at an early age and was a faithful member for over 70 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Willis Slagel, Flanagan, Ill., and Mrs. Roy Schertz, Princeton, Ill.), 2 sons (Gilbert, Princeton, and Edward, Aurora, Nebr.), 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Fanny Forney, Flanagan, and Mrs. Phoebe Culp, Sterling, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held in the Willow Springs Church on July 14 in charge of C. Warren Long and J. D. Hartzler.
Ulrich, Karen Marie, infant daughter of Vernon and Edith (Yoder) Ulrich, Roanoke, Ill., was born in the Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill., on July 15, 1957; passed away the same day. Surviving besides her parents are her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David Yoder, Akron, N. Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Ulrich, Metamora, Ill.). An infant sister preceded her in death. Graveside services were held at the Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery on July 16 with D. M. Hostetler and John E. Hostetler in charge.
Yoder, Lincoln, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, to Daniel and Anna (Miller) Yoder, May 17, 1896; died June 24, 1957; aged 61 y. 1 m. 7 d. He was married to Ida Miller Dec. 16, 1917. He was in failing health for some time but died suddenly of a heart attack while taking two of his grandchildren to Bible school in Berlin. The children left the car and went to summon help. He was a member of the Berlin Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, 7 daughters and one son (Mrs. Paul Hummel, Mrs. Ivan Mullet, Berlin, Ohio; Mrs. W. O. Boyd, Mrs. Ray Mast, Jr., Millersburg, Ohio; Mrs. William Rottman, Wooster, Ohio; Mrs. Lewis Ebersole, Puerto Rice; Judy at home; and Dr. Carl H. Yoder, Millersburg, Ohio), a sister (Gertrude Yoder, Wooster), 3 brothers (Jacob, Wooster, Martin, Orrville, and Stephen, Holmesville, Ohio), and 23 grandchildren. His parents, a sister, and an infant son preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Berlin Church on June 26 by S. W. Sommer, Paul Hummel, and D. D. Miller.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.