Brubaker, Edith Blanche, daughter of the late Walter and Esther (Buckwalter) Myers, and the foster daughter of Milton and Fannie Good, was born Feb. 22, 1904; passed away March 22, 1957, at her home in Akron, Pa.; aged 53 y. 1m. On March 7, 1925, she was married to Milton C. Brubaker. To this union were born 2 children (Arthur P., Akron; and Mirian-Mrs. Leon Hess, Gordonville, Pa.). Surviving are her husband, 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and these sisters and brother (Myrtle-Mrs. Geo. Trago, Helen-Mrs. Enos Weber, and A. Claud), and these foster brothers (Noah, John, Jacob, Silas and Arthur Good). In youth she united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held March 24 at the Ephrata Church in charge of Elvin Martin, Mahlon Zimmerman, and Amos Horst, with burial in the Martindale Mennonite Cemetery.
Burkholder, Mabel A., daughter of the late James M. and (Zook) Greer, was born at Garden City, Mo., on Nov. 15, 1892; died at Modesto, Calif., on March 22, 1957; aged 65 y. 4 m. 7 d. Besides her husband, Solomon O. Burkholder, she is survived by 2 children (Flossie-Mrs. Lester Martin, Waynesboro, Pa.; and Arnold, Modesto, Calif.), 4 grandchildren, and one brother (Ernest, West Liberty, Ohio). In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was faithful to her Lord until death. As a child, she moved with her parents to Logan Co., Ohio, and after her marriage in 1917, she and her husband moved to Franklin Co., Pa. In 1939 they moved to central California where she suddenly passed away. Funeral services were held at the Franklin & Downes Funeral Chapel in charge of Kaare Moe. Interment was made in the Turlock (Calif.) Cemetery.
Gascho, Barbara Lynn, daughter of Norman and Alice (Shantz) Gascho, was born Nov. 8, 1956, at K. W. Hospital, Waterloo, Ont.; passed away at her home on March 27, 1957; aged 4 m. 19 d. Death was caused by acute pneumonia. She is survived by her parents, 3 sisters (Nancy, Susan, and Betty). Funeral services at Cressman Mennonite Church were in charge of C. J. Rudy, with interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Jutzi, Clare John, only son of Emerson and Ahleda Jutzi, was born Jan. 15, 1941; died after an illness of six weeks with rheumatic fever in St. Marys Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., on Dec. 25, 1956; aged 15 y. 11m. 10 d. On March 25, 1956, he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized at Steinman's A. M. Church, Wilmot. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Kathryn and Janice), and a grandmother (Mrs. Catherine Brenneman), all of Baden. Funeral services were held at Steinman's Church on Dec. 28 with Orland Gingerich officiating, assisted by Peter Nafziger and Elmer Swartzentruber. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lauber, Phobe, daughter of John and Barbara Stauffer, was born near Gridley, Ill., on March 8, 1872; died at her home in Shickley, Nebr., April 11, 1957; aged 85 y. 1m. 3 d. As a little girl she went with her parents to Milford, Nebr. She gave her heart to Christ in her youth, uniting with the East Fairview Church near Milford, remaining faithful until death. On Nov. 18, 1890, she was united in marriage to Christian Lauber. In 1905 they moved to a farm near Shickley, Nebr., where they lived until they retired to Shickley. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1929, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a brother, and a sister. Surviving are 4 sons (John, Elmer, and Henry, Shickley, and Melvin, Seward, Nebr.), 3 daughters (Saloma-Mrs. Henry Noel, Shickley; Fannie-Mrs. Louis Kennel, Strang, Nebr., and Lydia-Mrs. S. W. Springer, Pryor, Okla.), 29 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Henry, John B., and Chris D., all of Milford). Funeral services were held April 13 at the Salem Church near Shickley in charge of P. R. Kennel, assisted by F. C. Reeb, J. W. Birky, and Lee Schlegel. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Leland, Chester A., son of John and Martha (Misner) Leland, was born Oct. 5, 1877, in Wabash, Ind.; died suddenly on April 11, 1957; aged 79 y. 6 m. 6 d. In 1900 he was married to LaManda Horner, who preceded him in death on May 15, 1927. On Sept. 26, 1929, he was married to Ruby Schrock, who survives. To this union were born 3 children (Chester W., Brethren, Mich.; Mrs. Kathryn Steckley, Midland, Mich.; Mrs. Ellen Kammer, Parkdale, Mich.); also surviving are 4 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Joe, Luther and Lorrin of Oklahoma; Orla of Texas, and D. L., of Wabash, Ind.), one sister (Ethel Ramsey, Indiana), and many other relatives. On Dec. 6, 1953, he was baptized and received as a member of the Pleasantview Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the church on April 14 with Warren Shaum in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Metzler, Aaron Hershey, son of Christian and Mary (Hershey) Metzler, was born Oct. 16, 1875; died March 27, 1957; aged 81 y. 5 m. 11 d. He is survived by his wife, Anna Eby Metzler, and the following children (Miriam-Mrs. Abram Groff, Strasburg; Elnora-Mrs. Clarence Hershey, Paradise; John, Christiana; Mary-Mrs. Landis Groff, Strasburg; Amy-Mrs. Ralph Martin, Lancaster, and A. Raymond, Randolph, Mass.). One son preceded him in death. He was the eldest and first one called "home" from a family of eleven, except a brother who died in infancy. Funeral services in charge of George Graham, Amos Weaver, Clair Eby, and Sanford Hershey, were held on March 31 at the Paradise Church where he was a member for many years. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, Urie A., son of John B. and Catherine (Yoder) Miller, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 19, 1886; passed away at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, March 30, 1957; aged 70 y. 3 m. 11 d. He was married on Feb. 3, 1915, to Amanda Wertz, who passed away on July 6, 1943. To this union were born 2 children (Kathryn-Mrs. Henry Yoder, Lone Tree, Iowa; and John, Iowa City.). Surviving are the two children, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Naomi-Mrs. David Miller Sr., Wellman, Iowa; Helena-Mrs. Menno Swartz, Limon, Colo.), and one brother (Elias A., Colorado Springs, Colo.). He was preceded in death by his wife, also Esta-Mrs. C. E. Hersheberger, Anna-Mrs. David Miller, Jr., his twin brother Uriah, and an infant sister. In his youth he became a faithful member of the East Union Church. In 1952 he took his membership to the newly organized congregation, Iowa Valley, near Lone Tree, where he was an active worker. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church on April 1 with George Miller and J. John Miller in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth, Mattie, daughter of Nathaniel N. and Mary (Stutzman) Hostetler, was born Aug. 18, 1890, at Milford, Nebr.; passed away April 12, 1957, at Seward (Nebr.) Memorial Hospital; aged 66 y. 7m. 25 d., following an illness of three years. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the West Fairview Mennonite Church, later transferring her membership to the East Fairview Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On Oct. 4, 1908, she was united in marriage to Aaron Roth. Surviving are her husband, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Oliver, Agnes-Mrs. Stanley Rediger, Nickles, Nora-Mrs. Willard Schlegel, and Darold, all of Milford), 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons, one sister (Lucinda Gardner, Milford), 2 brothers (Elbert, Beaver Crossing, and Ivan, Salem, Oreg.), and many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were one sister, two brothers, one son, and 2 granddaughters. Funeral services were conducted by Ammon Miller, Milton Troyer, and Sterling Stauffer at the East Fairview Church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Shrock, Brenda Arlene and Marilyn Jenell, daughters of Paul and Dorcas Shrock, were born, Brenda at Loogootee, Ind., Dec. 14, 1949, and Jenell at the Daviess County Hospital, Washington, Ind., Dec. 12, 1956; both passed away under tragic circumstances at their parents' home in Washington, Ind., April 1, 1957; Brenda aged 7 y. 3m. 13 d., and Jenell at 3 m. 20 d. They are survived by their parents, grandparents (Edd P. Shrock, Washington, Ind., and Menno and Leah Graber, Fort Wayne, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Berea Mennoite Church on April 5 with Tobias Slaubaugh and David Graber in charge; burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Snavely, Sarah B., daughter of the late John and Fianna (Burkholder) Oberholtzer, was born March 6, 1875, near Rothsville, Pa., died April 9, 1957, in the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 82 y.1m. 3 d. An autopsy showed it was a cardiac death, with a fractured hip suffered in a fall in March as a contributory cause. In Oct. 1895, she was married to John B. Snavely. They resided at Manheim, Pa. Her husband died May 25, 1945. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. A son and daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are the following children: (Mrs. Barbara O. Haldeman, Hershey, Pa.; Sarah O.-Mrs. Henry Westenberger, Elizabethtown, Pa., with whom she resided; and John O., Manheim, Pa.), also 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. Funeral services were held April 12, 1956, at the Manheim Church. Homer Bomberger, Noah W. Risser, and Clarence E. Lutz had part in the services. Burial was made in the Hammer Creek Cemetery.
Yousey, Menno, son of Joseph B. and Catherine (Steria) Yousey, was born at Kitschnerville, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1881; died on Feb. 4, 1957, at his home in Croghan, N. Y., after an illness of nearly 4 years; aged 75 y. 5 m. 8 d. Surviving, besides his wife, are 3 sons (Warren, at home; Reuben, and Benjamin, Croghan), 2 stepsons (Ezra Schweitzer, Castorland; Joseph Schweitzer, Goshen, Ind.), 3 daughters (Emma, Lowville; Elva-Mrs. Ezra Widrick, Castlorland; Mabel-Mrs. Haskell Yancey, Croghan), one step-daughter (Anna-Mrs. William Huni, Black River, N. Y.), 12 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Katie, Mrs. Joseph Widrick, Lowville; Mary-Mrs. B. Moser, and Anna-Mrs. John Lyndaker, Croghan; Madeline-Mrs. Benjamin Roggie, Lowville), 3 brothers (John, Akron, N. Y.; David and Jacob, Castorland). On Dec. 16, 1909, he married Lena R. Moser who died Aug. 9, 1921. On Dec. 18, 1923, married Mrs. Mary L. Schweitzer, who survives. Three brothers preceded him in death. He united with the Croghan Conservative Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the Croghan Church on Feb. 6 by the local ministry. He was buried in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Bohyer, Albert, was born in Van Wert Co., Ohio, on Sept. 18, 1876; departed from this life on Dec. 19, 1956; aged 80 y. 3m. 1 d. On Dec. 9, 1951, he united with the Jefferson Street Mennonite Church, Lima, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Maude, one brother (Roy), and 2 grandsons. His daughter (Helen) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the church on Dec. 22 with Darwin O'Connell officiating, assisted by M. L. Troyer and Henry Mueller, with burial in the Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bohyer, Maude, was born in Van Wert Co., Ohio, on Sept. 22, 1884; departed from this life on April 12, 1957; aged 72 y. 6 m. 21 d. On Dec. 9, 1951, she united with the Jefferson Street Mennonite Church, Lima, Ohio. Surviving are 2 grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Albert, and her daughter, Helen, preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Chiles Funeral Home in Lima on April 15, Darwin O'Connell officiating, with burial in the Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bontrager, Henry R., son of Rudy and Elizabeth (Frye) Bontrager, was born near Haven, Kans., Nov. 7, 1894. In 1936 he with his family moved to Lagrange, Ind. He had his church membership with the Emma congregation until moving to Goshen in 1945, when he transferred his membership to the North Goshen Church, where he was a faithful member at the time of his death. He was admitted to the Goshen General Hospital on Feb. 25, where he died on April 16, after many long hours of suffering; aged 62 y. 5 m. 9 d. On Nov. 8, 1917, He was married to Clara J. Schrock. Surviving are his wife and the following children (Susan-Mrs. Marvin Kauffman, Millersburg, Ind.; Elizabeth, Barbara, and Esther, all of Goshen; Albert, Nappanee; Harvey and Rudy, Goshen, Jonas, with the U. S. Air Force at Everux, France; Floyd, Milwaukee, Wis.), 10 grandchildren, his father, Medford, Wis., one sister (Mary-Mrs. Dan Glick, Shipshewana, Ind.), and 4 brothers (Dan, Ligonier; Harvey, Haven, Kans.; Clemens, Medford; Same, Curryville, Mo.), and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by 3 daughters, his mother, and a sister. The funeral held at the North Goshen Church on April 20 was conducted by Russell Krabill and Paul Mininiger, with burial at the Shore Cemetery.
Brubaker, Anna Mae, daughter of Jacob L. and Lizzie (Buckwalter) Garber, was born Feb. 5, 1884; passed away Feb. 3, 1957; aged 72 y. 11m. 28 d. On Nov. 16, 1905, she was married to Jacob S. Brubaker. Besides her husband, she is survived by 8 children (Henry, Detroit, Mich.; Ezra, Lititz, Pa.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Arthur Esbenshade, Strasburg; Paul, Lancaster, Pa.; Anna Mae-Mrs. Harold Sauder, Lititz, Pa.; Ethel and Elwood at home, Ruth, Mathis, Texas), 16 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Harry, Oxford, Pa.; Joseph, New Holland; Jacob and Christ, Lititz), 2 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Stauffer and Mrs. Ellen Esbenshade, Rohrerstown, Pa.). Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death in infancy. She was a member of Landis Valley Church where the funeral services were held with Ira D. Landis and Levi Weaver in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gardner, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Katie Gardner, was born near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., on Aug. 16, 1883; passed away April 22, 1957, at the Seward Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness; aged 7 3 y. 7 m. 25 d. She is survived by two nephews, one niece, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucinda Gardner, Milford, Nebr., with whom she made her home for nearly 40 years. Preceding her in death were her parents, 5 brothers, one sister, and one nephews. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and affiliated with the East Fairview Mennonite Church, but later transferred her membership to the West Fairview Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful and devoted member until her death. Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Church on April 26, in charge of Wm. R. Eicher and Lloyd Burkey, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Hahn, Laura Ethel, daughter of Amos and Nancy (Smeltzer) Shirk, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., on Oct. 27, 1882; passed away of the infirmities of old age in her home in Penn Twp., St. Joseph Co., Ind., April 23, 1957; aged 74 y. 5 m. 27 d. Because of her mother's early death she was reared by John and Maria Schrock. She accepted Christ in her youth, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. On Oct. 1, 1921, she was married to Charles Hahn, who survives. To this union 2 children were born (Lula-Mrs. William Snyder, Elkhart, Ind.; and David, at home). It is not known whether her older son Norris is still living. Surviving also are 3 grandchildren, 2 stepsons, and 3 stepdaughters whom she helped to rear (Grace-Mrs. Walter Blosser, Wakarusa, Ind.; Agnes-Mrs. Floyd Miller, New Paris; Mervin, Wakarusa; Mabel, Elkhart, and Ivan, Wakarusa), 14 grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, and one half brother (Herland Shirk, Mishawaka). In 1949 she underwent a cataract operation, and the next year another, also the amputation of a limb. Her poor health in later years made it impossible for her to attend the services of the Olive Church, where she had been a member from her youth. Funeral services were conducted in the Olive Church by J. C. Wenger, Elno Steiner, and D. A. Yoder, on April 26, with burial in the Olive (South) Cemetery.
Henry, Orrick Lee, son of the late Charles and Betty (Michaels) Henry, was born at Hancock, Md., July 28, 1872; died April 9, 1957; aged 84 y. 8m. 13 d. He was married to Susan Divelliss, who preceded him in death. The following children survive (Charles F., Meyersdale, Pa.; Brent Lee, Connellsville, Pa.; James Edward, Philadelphia, Pa.; Beulah-Mrs. Arthur Belcher, Akron, Ohio; Dorothy-Mrs. Earl Long, Fairchance, Pa.). Also surviving are 3 sisters (Mrs. Gertrude Sponseller, Cumberland, Md.; Maude Henry, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Walter Wolfie, Baltimore, Md.). He was married a second time to Elizabeth Garlitz, who died July 7, 1952. They were both members of the Castleman River Conservative congregation during their later years and greatly appreciated fellowship with believers. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Meyersdale, where he lived in charge of Ivan J. Miller assisted by Mark Peachey.
Homes, Amos J., son of Levi and Sophia Homes, was born May 17, 1883, near Wakarusa, Ind.; passed away at his home in Goshen, Ind., on April 19, 1957; aged 73 y. 11 m. 2 m. He had been in failing health since Feb. 1956. Death was due to a heart attack. On March 24, 1907, he was married to Anna Bixler. Just recently they celebrated their fiftieth anniversary. To this union were born 4 sons and one daughter, Clara, who preceded him in death. He became a member of the Holdeman Mennonite Church in his early manhood and late transferred his membership to the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member till death. Surviving are his wife, 4 sons (Ralph, Elmer, Roy, and Walter, all of Goshen), 6 grandchildren, one sisters (Sarah Stichter, Wakarusa, Ind.), and many relatives and friends. Services were held at the Yellow Creek Church on April 22 with Peter Wiebe and Ralph Smucker in charge.
Horst, Henry E., was born Feb. 23, 1863, near Hagerstown, Md., died April 20, 1957, in the home of his niece, Mrs. Mary Kuhns, Harper, Kans.; aged 94 y. 1 m. 20 d. He had become weaker in body the past few months, but at no time was he a bed patient. In early manhood he united with the Reiff Mennonite Church near Hagerstown, Md. Later when he went to Kansas and farmed near Newton, his church membership was transferred to the Pennsylvania Church, Hesston, Kans. On May 9, 1912, he married Bettie Williams. They had one child who died in infancy. In Sept. 1920, they adopted a girl, Ruth-Mrs. Don Spencer, who survives. For a number of years they served in different children's homes and transferred their membership to the Brethren in Christ Church. In 1953, he went to Harper to live with his niece, his wife had died four and one-half years earlier. Services were held in the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, on April 22 with Waldo E. Miller and Ray Witter officiating. Burial was made at the Des Moines, Iowa, Brethren in Christ Church cemetery.
Lehman, Sarah J., daughter of John M. and Elizabeth (Amstutz) Steiner, was born near Kidron, Ohio, on July 24, 1872; passed away April 21, 1957, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Gerber, following an illness of 5 weeks; aged 84 y. 8 m. 27d. In her youth she accepted Christ and was received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful member of the Kidron Church. On Nov. 20, 1890, she married John J. Lehman, who preceded her in death more than 23 years ago. They were blessed with 2 sons and 6 daughters (Amos, Sacramento, Calif.; Melvin, Orrville, Ohio; Elda-Mrs. Lewis Amstutz, Apple Creek; Mrs. Ida Sommer, Dalton; Emma-Mrs. Isaac Zuercher, Orrville, and Lina-Mrs. Elmer Gerber, whose home she shared). Also surviving are 30 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren. Two daughter, one grandchild and 3 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral services were held April 24 at the Kidron Church with Reuben Hofstetter, Allen Bixler, and W. D. Lindsey officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Shantz, Lincoln C., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah S. Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., April 1, 1892; died at his late residence in Kitchener, Ont., on April 20, 1957; aged 65 y. 19 d. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, and formerly a trustee of the church and a Sunday-school superintendent. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pearl Snyder Shantz, on Nov. 30, 1925, and also 2 sons in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta Snyder Shantz, one son (Paul), 2 brothers (Walter, Haysville, Stauffer, Kitchener), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jeremiah Good, Waterloo, and Mrs. Marion Steiner, Lima, Ohio).
Short, Martha, daughter of Elmer and Ella Wyse, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, on Jan. 2, 1898; passed away on March 16, 1957, at the St. Charles Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, following a two-week illness; aged 59 y. 2 m. 14d. On Feb. 18, 1917, she was united in marriage to John A. Short, of Archbold, Ohio, in which vicinity they lived all their married life. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 4 daughters. Surviving are her husband, 6 children (Ivan, Archbold; Dale, and Louella-Mrs. Ralph Bender, both of Wauseon; Arlene, Goshen; Zelma, at home, and Pauline-Mrs. Harold Reesor, Longueuil, Quebec), her aged father, 12 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Wilma-Mrs. Ed. Sauder, Wauseon; Rosella Wyse, and Arminda-Mrs. Joe Lehman), and one brother (Ervin), all of Archbold, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Lockport congregation at the time of her death. Funeral services were conducted at the Central Mennonite Church on March 19 in charge of the Lockport ministry, with burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Theis, Florence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Burkholder, was born in Lima, Ohio, on Oct. 5, 1914; departed from this life in Lima Memorial Hospital on March 29, 1957; aged 42 y. 5 m. 24 d. She had been ill for 3 years. She was united in marriage to George A. Theis, who survives, along with 5 sons (Leonard, Charles, Roger, Gary, and Vernon). Also surviving are her parents, 4 brothers (Waldo, Robert, William, and Bernard), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Clara Pinney, Mrs. Ellen Mae Terflinger, and Mrs. Thelma DeYoung), and 4 grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death. She was reinstated into the fellowship of the Jefferson Street Mennonite Church of Lima, Ohio, on Dec. 31, 1955, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Chiles Funeral Home of Lima on April 1, with Darwin O'Connell officiating, and with burial in the Blue Lick Cemetery.
Yoder, Mose B., son of Jacob and Magdalena (Bontrager) Yoder, was born Nov. 26, 1891, in Reno Co., Kans., grew to manhood in Minnesota, spent most of his life around Nappanee, Ind., and White Pigeon, Mich., before going to Chicago, Ill., where he died very suddenly on April 24, while at work at the Prikel Trucking Co., He is survived by 3 sisters (Lovina-Mrs. Joe Kropf, Millersburg, Ind.; Barbara-Mrs. Dan Eash, Topeka; and Drusilla-Mrs. Amos Hochstetler, Nappanee), 3 brothers (Joe and Daniel, both of Fairview, Mich., and Gideon, Vandalia, Mich.), and other relatives and friends. Four sisters preceded him in death. Services were held at the Clinton Brick Church near Middlebury on April 27 by Homer F. North, assisted by Amasa Kauffman, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Book, G. Parke, son of the late B. Frank and Lizzie (Bachman) Book, was born Sept. 3, 1879, in Strasburg Twp.; peacefully passed away at his home near Paradise, Pa., April 15, 1957; aged 77 y. 7 m. 12 d. He was ordained to the ministry in the Paradise and Hershey district of the Mennonite church in 1935 and as bishop in 1946, in which he faithfully served until his death. He was also much interested in the Lancaster Mennonite School, being one of its founders and also served as chairman of the school board until recent years. Surviving are his wife, A. Margorie (Kreider) Book, 4 children (George K., Erie, Pa.; Frank K., Bareville; Harold K., Ronks, Pa., and Anna E.-Mrs. Lester R. Buckwalter, Washington Boro), a brother (Ira J., Strasburg), and a sister (Mrs. Isaac Leaman, Lincoln Highway East), 18 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He endured his affliction with much patience and submitted faithfully to the will of God, ready when the time of his departure was at hand. And he could say like Paul in II Tim. 4: 7, 8: "I have finished my course" Funeral services were held at the Paradise Church on April 18 in charge of George Graham, Amos Weaver, and Clair Eby (Who succeeds him as bishop). Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Byler, David J., son of the late Ariah and Lydia (Zook) Byler, was born Sept. 14, 1895; passed away at his home on April 25, 1957; aged 61 y. 7 m. 11 d. Death was due to cancer. He had not been well the last few years but could do light work. On Jan. 29 he went to the hospital fro observation. On Feb. 4, upon surgery, they discovered his condition. On Feb. 12 he went home, and was up and around until March 6, after which he was bedfast most of the time. He accepted his Lord as Saviour in his youth and was a faithful member of the Locust Grove church, Belleville, Pa. On Dec. 12, 1918, he was married to Sadie A. Peachey, who survives. Also surviving are 11 children (Ella Mae, at home; Verna, Philadelphia, Pa.; Martha-Mrs. Ben Zook; Ruth-Mrs. Glenn Kauffman, Bertha-Mrs. Glenn Peachey, Petersburg, Pa.; Jesse, Lancaster; Lois-Mrs. Enos Peachey, David, Raymond, Belleville; Leonard and Florence, at home), 20 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jesse, Pigeon, Mich.; Rufus, Clanton, Ala.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Anna Mayer, Pigeon, Mich.; Ella-Mrs. Daniel Longenecker, Middletown, Pa., Mary and Barbara, Belleville). He was the first to break the family circle with the exception of an infant grandchild. Funeral services were held April 28 at the Locust Grove Church in charge of Louis Peachey, John B. Zook, and Erie Renno, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Detweiler, Elizabeth L., daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah (Landis) Lapp, was born May 12, 1876; died Dec. 31, 1956, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chester T. Derstine, Dublin, Pa.; aged 80 y. 7 m. 19 d. Her husband, Harvey H. Detweiler, preceded her in death 27 years ago. Also preceding her were one daughter and 2 sons. Surviving are 4 daughters (Hannah-Mrs. Melvin H. Gahman, Perkasie, Pa.; Cora-Mrs. Cornelius M. Myers, Elizabeth-Mrs. S. Elmer Gahman, and Ruth-Mrs. Chester T. Derstine, all of Dublin, Pa.), 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Sallie Gross, Doylestown, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Delp, Souderton, Pa.). She was a faithful member of the Doylestown Church, and desired to be present at services whenever health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Doylestown Church on Jan. 5, 1957, in charge of Joseph L. Gross, Silas Graybill, and Oliver Nyce. The text which she had selected was II Cor. 4: 16-18, and 5: 1. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Frey, Eli A., son of the late Noah L. and Christina (Yoder) Frey, was born Sept. 14, 1877, in Holmes Co., Ohio, died Feb. 19, 1957, at the Deaconess Hospital, Buffalo, N. Y.; following a short illness; aged 79 y. 5m. 5 d. He lived in Missouri for a short period. On Dec. 22, 1904, he was married to Martha M. Myer who preceded him in death just 2 months and 5 days. To this union were born 9 children (Sam, Roy M., John H., Claude E., Dora-Mrs. John Albrecht, all of Akron, N. Y.; Chris H., Sarasota, Fla.; Bertha-Mrs. Bernard J. McLaughlin, Troy, N. Y.; Jay D., Davenport, Iowa, and Donald J., Lockport, N. Y.). Also surviving are 25 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (David C. Yoder, Akron), 2 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Frey, Mrs. Milton Mishler, Shipshewana, Ind.), and one stepbrother (Niles Yoder, Goshen, Ind.). Two brothers preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. After his marriage he resided in Lagrange Co., Ind., until Oct., 1920, when he moved with his family to Akron, N. Y. In 1948 he and his wife took residence in Sarasota, Fla. On Dec. 22, 1954, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. In March, 1955, they returned to Akron, due to the serious illness of his wife, and made their home with the children. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 23 at Clarence Center Mennonite Church by Edward Diener, with interment in the Good Cemetery.
Glick, Dennis Joel, only son of Paul J. and Elizabeth (Hostetler) Glick, was born at Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 16, 1949; died May 2, 1957, aged 7 y. 6 m. 16 d. Thursday morning, May 2, he kissed his father, who works on a night shift, and said, "Bye, I am going to school. See you in the morning." Five minutes later he was struck by a speeding motorist; he was rushed to the hospital, where he died three and one-half hours later. He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Sunday School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister (Joyce), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hostetter, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Glick). Funeral services were held May 5 with Samuel McGarvey in charge, assisted by Carl Glick, uncle of Dennis; interment was made in the Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery.
Grove, Katie F., eldest daughter of the late Bishop L. J. and Mary (Coffman) Heatwole, was born Nov. 20, 1877, in Rockingham Co., Va.; died of a heart condition at her home near Stuarts Draft, Va., on March 31, 1957; aged 79 y. 4 m. 11 d. A faithful member of the Mennonite Church since girlhood, she lived a life of unselfishness, always thinking first of the welfare of others. On Oct. 27, 1912, she was married to Charles M. Grove, a minister, who survives. She leaves 2 sisters (Annie L. Heatwole; Elizabeth-Mrs. Earl Grove), and one brother (Justus B.), all of Harrisonburg, Va. She is also survived by a foster son (Linden VanGundy, Waynesboro, Va.), and a number of nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Springdale Church on April 3, with the following ministers taking part in the services: Paul Wenger, Perry Burkholder, Franklin Weaver, Frank Hater, John Martin, and Otis Snead. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hecker, Ammon, son of the late Christian and Susannah (Hershberger) Hecker, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 16, 1876; departed this life in the same locality, Millersburg, Ohio, following an extended illness on April 25, 1957; aged 80 y. 5 m. 9 d. In his youth he became affiliated with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. He is survived by 3 sisters and 5 brothers (Mrs. Mary Klein and Mrs. Cora Schlegel, Baltic, Ohio; Lydia and Monroe of the home; John, Shanesville; Daniel, Dundee; Clarence, Berlin, Ohio, Melvin, Sugarcreek), and many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church on April 28 in charge of Paul R. Miller, with burial in the church cemetery.
Hockman, Harvey K., son of the late Christian and Amanda (Kulp) Hockman, was born March 2, 1884, in New Britain Twp., Pa.; died suddenly while under the doctor's care in the Quakertown Community Hospital on April 18, 1957; aged 73 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was the husband of Ella Elizabeth (Hoffman) Hockman. His first wife, Ella Mae (Strouse) Hockman, died in 1948. A daughter also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church for many years and active in various community activities. In addition to his second wife, he is survived by 4 sons (Norman, a missionary in Tocoa, Honduras; Elmer, Howard and Harvey), 2 daughters (Esther, Tampa, Fla.; and Anna Mae, Doylestown), 2 stepchildren (Ralph and Mrs. John Volonik), one sister, one brother 9 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services held in the Blooming Glen Church on April 24 were in charge of David Derstine, Jr., with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Emma S., daughter of Joel and Mary (Reed) Snider, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 29, 1875; died Feb. 28, 1957, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Warren Hoover, Goshen, Ind.; aged 81 y. 5m. 29 d. She had been in ill health for some time and had been bedfast for nearly 3 weeks. On Feb. 4, 1894, she was married to John W. Martin, Jr., who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1934. She is survived by one brother (Simon, Chillicothe, Ohio), 3 daughters (Clara-Mrs. Samuel Wenger, Nettie-Mrs. Warren Hoover, and Mary-Mrs. Warren Bechtel), 13 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. She was anointed at her request several days before she passed away. Funeral services were held on March 4 at the Yellow Creek Frame Church with Paul Hoover and Joseph Martin officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nussbaum, Amos A., was born at Berne, Ind., to Abraham and Eliza (Neuenschwander) Nussbaum, Nov. 13, 1887; died May 3, 1957; on his former farm near Kidron, Ohio, of a heart attack; aged 69 y. 5 m. 20 d. At the age of 15 he moved to this community with his parents. He was baptized at the age of 16 and was a faithful member of the Kidron Mennonite Church. On Nov. 11, 1909, he married Ella Lehman, who passed away Oct. 27, 1921. To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters. On Feb. 28, 1924, he was married to Lydia Falb. This union was blessed with 3 sons. Surviving are his wife, 5 sons (Gilbert, Kidron, Clarence, Dalton, Ohio; Irvin, Walker, Mo.; Nathan, New Wilmington, Pa., and Delvin, Louisville, Ohio. Irvin, Nathan, and Delvin are all minister of the Gospel in the Mennonite churches at the addresses given), 3 daughters (Elma-Mrs. Reuben Bixler, Apple Creek; Mrs. Lila Zook, Wooster, and Rosa-Mrs. Loyal Kratzer, Dalton), 32 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Sam E., Albert A., Apple Creek; William, Dalton), and 3 sisters (Saloma-Mrs. David Wyss, Orrville; Bertha-Mrs. Silas Lehman, Apple Creek; and Ella-Mrs. Frank Wyss, Kidron). Preceding him besides his first wife were a daughter, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers. Funeral services were held May 6 at the Kidron Church by Reuben Hofstetter, Allen Bixler, and Isaac Zuercher, with burial in the church cemetery.
Sommer, Fanny, aged 96, the last of the family of Christian and Barbara Kroph, died Easter morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vesta Ruch, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Death was due to the infirmities of age. She had been a member of the First Mennonite Church, Canton, Ohio, since her youth. Her husband, John J. Sommers, died in Canton in 1937. She had spent most of her life in Canton. In recent years she had been living with her daughter. Surviving besides her daughter, are a son (Willis), 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Services were conducted in the Williams Funeral Home by Allen B. Ebersole, with burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton.
Stover, Lizzie K., daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Kulp) Smith, was born Sept. 20, 1869, in Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died at Grand View Hospital following a heart attack on April 9, 1957; aged 87 y. 6 m. 19 d. Her husband, Allen F., preceded her in death in 1931. She was also preceded in death by a son. She lived in Blooming Glen, Pa., for 41 years and was an active member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church for 60 years. Surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Harvey B. Kulp, Mrs. Horace L. Clemmer, Mrs. Warren O. Gehman, Mrs. Harvey R. Detweiler, and Irene), 3 brothers, 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Church on April 13, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Services were in charge of David Derstine, Jr.
Weaver, Will A., was born at Paola, Kans., on Feb. 22, 1883, to Cornelius and Melissa Weaver; died on May 3, 1957, at the Sedgwick Co., Hospital, Wichita, Kans.; aged 74 y. 2 m. 11 d. Death followed a lingering illness during which time he was at home with his children in Wichita, then in a nursing home, and two days of hospitalization. He moved with his parents to Canton, Kans., in early manhood. On Jan. 8, 1908, he was united in marriage to Barbara Ella Miller. After making their home in Protection, Kans., for 2 years, they moved to Hesston in 1910, where they maintained their home through the years. In addition to his widow, he is survived by 5 daughters (Ethel-Mrs. E. R. Lichti, Lebanon, Oreg.; Mrs. Velma Marks and Ilene-Mrs. Don Reed, Wichita; Opal-Mrs. H. F. Harvey, Bristow, Okla., and Edna-Mrs. Veryl Doty, Midvale, Utah), 3 sons (Orville, Fort Sill, Okla.; Marvin and Eldon, Wichita), 3 brothers (Oliver, Canton, Kans.; Sam, McPherson; and George, Paola), 5 sisters (Mrs. Lottie Selzer, Mrs. Ada Selzer and Mrs. Bertha Oldfield, Canton; Mrs. Clara Weaver, McPherson, and Mrs. Nellie Hunsburger, La Junta, Colo.), 25 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was baptized into the Mennonite Church near Canton, Kans., at the age of 19. When the family settled in Hesston, he with his wife affiliated with the Hesston Mennonite Church where his membership continued to the time of his death.
Werner, Joseph, was born near Normal, Ill., Nov. 11, 1867. At an early age he moved with his parents, David and Catherine (Stalter) Werner, to a farm north of Saybrook, Ill., where he spent his early boyhood. At the age of 21 he settled on a farm near Gridley with his bride, Amelia Neuhauser, who died four years later, leaving 2 small children. He was married to Elizabeth Zehr on Oct. 21, 1897. They located near Gibson City, where a daughter was born. After his retirement, he lived in the Bloomington and Gibson City communities and for the past four years he lived with his youngest daughter, Fern, in Urbana. Death was due to a heart attack. He passed away April 25, 1957; aged 89 y. 5 m. 14 d. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. C. H. Spears, Champaign; Mrs. David Schiava, Urbana), one son (Edward R., Gridley, Ill.), 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother (Albert A., Kankakee, Ill.). Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Anchor (Ill.) Mennonite Church, being one of the early members there. More recently he transferred his membership to the East Bend Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Church on April 27 in charge of Howard J. Zehr, assisted by J. A. Heiser.
Wideman, Waneta LoRee, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wideman, Grants Pass, Oreg., was born and passed away on April 29. Surviving besides her parents, are a brother (Wayne), a grandfather (Edwin Wideman, Sheridan, Oreg.), and a grandmother (Mrs. Charles Glassburn, Harper, Kans.). Graveside services were held April 30, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Grants Pass, with Glenn Diller of the Redwood County Church officiating.
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Arbrogast, Laura Alice, was born March 12, 1882; died May 5, 1957; aged 75 y. 1 m. 23 d. She was a member of the Pinto, Md., Mennonite Church. Surviving are 4 sons, 6 daughters, 28 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one brother. Services were held at the Roaring Creek Mennonite Church, Onego, W. Va., with A. Lehman Longenecker officiating.
Bricker, Harvey, was born in Woolwich, Ont.; died in the General Hospital, Calgary, Alta.; March 21, 1957; aged 75 y. For the past 29 years he resided in Calgary and was a member of the Mount View Mennonite Church at Aldersyde near High River. He is survived by 3 daughters (Mrs. Gregor MacKenzie, Mrs. Dan Elliot, and Mrs. Chris Anderson, all of Calgary), a brother (Archie, Alsook), and a sister (Esther, Calgary). Funeral services at the Mount View Church on March 25 were in charge of Linford D. Hackman, assisted by W. L. Tompkins, pastor of the Killarney Baptist Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gehman, Albert Lee, infant son of Mark and Grace (Yoder) Gehman, Zionsville, Pa., was born March 27, 1957; passed away April 14, 1957; aged 18 days. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Jay Mark), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Norman Yoder, Coopersburg, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gehman, Bally, Pa.). A short services was held at the Boyerstown Mennonite Church in charge of Paul E. Longacre.
Heatwole, Daniel R., son of Daniel F. and Sallie (Lineweaver) Heatwole, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Dec. 20, 1894; passed away at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., March 22, 1957, after a lengthy illness; aged 62 y. 3 m. 2d. He was married to Nellie Brunk on Feb. 19, 1920. The following year they moved to Palmyra, Pa., where they since made their home. Surviving are his wife, 3 children (Daniel R., Jr., Palmyra, Pa.; Nancy-Mrs. Lamar Gibble, Kensington, Md., and Franklin, at home), and 3 brothers (Alvin B., Palmyra; Leonard and Elmer, Harrisonburg, Va.). One daughter preceded him in death. He was faithful member of the Palmyra Church of the Brethren where funeral services were held on March 25 in charge of F. S. Carper. Burial was made in the Hanoverdale Cemetery.
Reist, Elias B., son of Abraham and Magdalena (Brubaker) Reist, was born July 28, 1863, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Albany, Oreg., May 3, 1957; aged 93 y. 9m. 5 d. In earlier years he was a member of the Mennonite Church, but for the past 20 years he was a member of the Christian Church at Sheridan, Oreg. On Oct. 21, 1889, he was married to Annie Auker, who preceded him in death in 1926. On April 8, 1928, he was married to Julia Larrew, who preceded him in death in 1934. He is survived by 5 sons and 2 daughters (Solomon, Sanford, Mich.; Leah-Mrs. Jas. Reinbold, Alanson, Mich.; Mary-Mrs. Noah Dettwiler, Denver, Colo.; Abe and Joel, Alberta; Reuben, Salem, Oreg., and Irvin, Martindale, Pa.), also one stepdaughter (Mrs. Leroy Cowan, McMinnville, Oreg.), and numerous relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 7 at the Sheridan Christian Church in charge of Frank W. Zook, with interment in the Macabe Cemetery.
Schwartzentruber, Christian, son of the late Christian and Veronica (Erb) Schwartzentruber, was born in Wilmot Twp., Oct. 30, 1865; passed away after a brief illness on April 15, 1957, at the home of his son, Elmer; aged 91 y. 5m . 16 d. On Sept. 29, 1891, he was united in marriage to Barbara Schwartzentruber, who predeceased him in 1902. On Feb. 15, 1906, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Wagler, who preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 1957. (Obituary below). To this second union were born 2 sons (Solomon, Petersburg; Elmer, Baden), who together with 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild survive. He was the last surviving member of a family of 13. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in early life and united with the Wilmot Amish Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the St. Agatha Church on April 18, in charge of Ben Gingerich, Orland Gingerich, Peter Nafziger, and Moses Jantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Schwartzentruber, Elizabeth, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Wagler, was born in East Zorra Twp., March 24, 1871; passed away after a comparatively short illness, Feb. 19, 1957, at the home of her son Elmer; aged 85 y. 10m. 26 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, to which faith she remained faithful all her life. On Feb. 15, 1906, she was united in marriage to Christian Schwartzentruber, who survived her by less than two months. (His obituary appears above). Surviving are 2 sons (Elmer, Baden, and Solomon, Petersburg), 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, and one brother (Joseph). Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the St. Agatha Church on Feb. 23 in charge of Ben Gingerich, Orland Gingerich, Peter Nafziger, and Moses Jantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.