Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1958

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Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 48 - December 2, 1958-page 1153, 1154

Beck, Solomon, son of John and Regina (Reigsecker) Beck; born Aug. 7, 1895, near Archold, Ohio; died Oct. 5, 1958, following surgery at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio; aged 63 y. 1 m. 28 d. Married on March 2, 1920, near Archbold to Clara Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Edwin, Richard, Beulah-Mrs. Jesse Armstrong, and Mrs. Ilva Stuckey, all of Archbold; Irene-Mrs. Paul Meyer and Betty-Mrs. Roland Richer, both of Wauseon; and Doris-Mrs. Roger Short, Fremont, Ohio), 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Christ, Stryker, Ohio; Henry and John, of Wauseon), and 3 sisters (Ann, Arminda, and Mary, all of Archbold.). Member of the Central Church where funeral services were held Oct. 9, with Jesse J. Short and Roy Sauder officiating; interment in Pettsiville Cemetery.

Bushong, W. Scott, son of the late Milton R. and Amanda (Brubaker) Bushong; born Sept. 21, 1878; at Bushong's Mill, Upper Leacock Twp., Pa.; passed away Oct. 25, 1958, at his home in Rohrerstown, Pa.; aged 80 y. 1 m. 4. Member of the Rohrerstown Church for 58 years. Married to Alice B. Miller, in April, 1898. They celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in April, 1958. Chairman of the Board of the Miller and Bushong Co., farm feed manufacturers and charter member and president of the First National Bank, Landisville, since its organization in 1910. Surviving are his wife, a daughter (Blanch B.-Mrs. Chester S. Graybill), a sister (Margaret-Mrs. Willis W. Gibble), a brother (E. Harold), 3 grandsons, and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at the Fred F. Groff Funeral Home with Paul Gochnauer and Herbert Fisher officiating; burial in Landisville Mennonite Church.

Henson, Wank Shipley, son of Frank and Annie (Fowler) Henson; born July 4, 1901, in Washington Co., Md.; died Nov. 12, 1958, at his home in Hagerstown, Md.; aged 57 y. 4 m. 8 d. Married to Mary Nave, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Mrs. Roy Colbert, Pinesburg, Md.), 3 sons (Edward, at home; Amos, Chambersburg, Pa.; and Wank, Jr., Hagerstown), 6 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Bell Miller, Wisconsin; and Mrs. Annie Drury, Pinesburg, Md.), and 2 brothers (Alfred, Cearfoss, Md.; and William, Hagerstown). Member of the Pinesburg Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 14, with Moses K. Horst and Oliver H. Martin officiating; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Horst, Michael S., son of the late Abram and Fannie (Strite) Horst; born Nov. 10, 1886, Maugansville, Md.; died suddenly Nov. 1, 1958, at his home near Clear Spring, Md.; aged 71 y. 11 m. 21 d. Married on Dec. 21, 1909, to Florence R. Eby, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 4 daughters (Reuben, Nathan, and Enos, of Chambersburg, Pa.; Abram, Greencastle, Pa.; Amanda-Mrs. J. Clinton Shank and Florence, Harrisonburg, Va.; Anna-Mrs. Earl D. Yeager, Chambersburg; and Mrs. Lula Eby, Williamsport, Md.), 34 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 brothers (Abram, Henry, and Ortho), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Jonas Horst, Mrs. Wm. Gehman, Mrs. Adin Horst, and Mrs. Ruth Clugston.), One daughter (Naomi), 4 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Member of the Mennonite Church, Clear Spring, Md., where funeral services were held Nov. 4, in charge of I. Mark Ross, Amos Horst, Samuel Martin, and Irvin S. Shank; interment in church cemetery.

Kauffman, Lydia Ann, daughter of John and Mary (Asch) Baumgardner; born Feb. 2, 1875, in Goshen, Ind.; died Nov. 12, 1958, after a lingering illness; aged 83 y. 9 m. 10 d. married on Jan. 22, 1893, to David M. Kauffman, who died 24 years ago. Surviving are 5 children (Mabel-Mrs. Leonard Kindy, Freeland, Mich.; Nobel, Merrill, Mich.; Mahlon, Wolcottville, Ind.; Maynard, at home; and Mary-Mrs. Ray Benson, Pompeii, Mich.), 27 grandchildren, and 55 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Edith) preceded her in death. Member of the Midland Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 14, with Amsa Kauffman, Orie Kauffman, and Clarence R. Yoder in charge; interment in Midland Cemetery.

King, Mattie, daughter of Levi and Nancy (Yoder) King; born Dec. 11, 1877, near West Liberty, Ohio; died of a cerebral hemorrhage Nov. 15, 1958, at the Gordon Rest Home, Urbana, Ohio; aged 80 y. 11 m. 4 d. She was a practical nurse, and had served in homes at births of approximately 300 babies. Surviving are 31 nieces and nephews, also great-and great-great nieces and nephews. Member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 17, with Roy S. Koch and Nelson Kanagy officiating; interment in Fair View Cemetery.

Rupp, Carolina, daughter of Daniel and Fannie (King) Beck; born Sept. 28, 1890, near Pettisville, Ohio; died Oct. 29, 1958, of a paralytic stroke, at Inkster, Mich.; aged 68 y. 1 m. 1 d. Married to Eli Rupp on April 2, 1917, at Archbold, Ohio. He died Jan. 18, 1939. Surviving are 3 children (Alta-Mrs. Chas. Bechtol, Inkster, Mich.; Ada-Mrs. Chas. Mast, and Lucinda-Mrs. Howard Miller, of Archbold), 11 grandchildren, 4 sisters and 2 brothers (Aaron, Wauseon, Ohio; Amanda-Mrs. Otto Schantz and Nancy-Mrs. Clarence Seiler, both of Pettisvillle; Katie-Mrs. Fred Becker, Toledo, Ohio; Eliza-Mrs. Clarence Nofziger, Mary-Mrs. John Nofziger and Oscar, all of Archbold). One daughter (Cora) preceded her in death. Member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 1, in charge of Jesse J. Short and Henry Wyse; interment in Aschliman Cemetery.

Schertz, Emma C., daughter of Christian G. and Lena (Gautsche) Garber; born March 13, 1885, at Washington, Ill.; died Nov. 10, 1958, at Metamora, Ill.; aged 73 y. 5m. 28 d. Married on Sept. 3, 1914, to Edward C. Schertz, who died Nov. 2, 1951. Surviving are 4 sons (Orval, Richard, Chester, and Donald), 4 brothers (Joseph H., Ora, Ray, and Roy), and 5 sisters (Anna Meyers, Martha Ulrich, Lena Zoss, Bertha Bachman, and Sara Steiger). One daughter and one sister preceded her in death. Member of the Metamora Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 12, in charge of Roy Bucher and Ezra Yordy; interment in Harmony Cemetery.

Shantz, Ephraim S., son of Aaron and Leah (Snyder) Shantz; born Dec. 31, 1877, at Waterloo, Ont.; died Sept. 6, 1958, at Waterloo; aged 80 y. 8 m. 6 d. Married on Feb. 12, 1908, to Lucinda Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Naomi-Mrs. Joseph Good, Lorne, Ruth-Mrs. Moses Good, Willard, and Mahlon), 24 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Member of the St. Jacobs Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 9 in charge of Raymond L. Kramer, assisted by J. B. Martin; interment in Erb Street Cemetery.

Stichter, Esther, daughter of Fred and Goldie (Hygema) Stichter; born Jan. 28, 1926, at Wakarusa, Ind.; died Nov. 8, 1958, at Wakarusa; aged 32 y. 9 m. 11 d. She was an employee in the furniture factory. Surviving are her father, stepmother, one sister (Eileen), and one brother (Dennis). Member of the Locust Grove Church, Elkhart, Ind. Funeral services were held at Olive, Nov. 11, in charge of Ralph Stahly and Aden Horst; interment in Olive Cemetery.

Thomas, Anna E., daughter of Joseph M. and Polly (Kaufman) Croyle; born Jan. 10, 1895, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; died Nov. 4, 1958, of cancer at her home in Thomas Mills, Pa.; aged 63 y. 9.m. 25 d. Married on Dec. 18, 1921, at Hollsopple, Pa., to Emeniah S. Thomas, who died June 28, 1958. Surviving are 4 children (Ernest, Derstine, Pa.; Erie E.-Mrs. Sam D. Thomas, Hollsopple, Pa.; Novelda-Mrs. Richard M. Kissell, Araguacema, Goias, Brazil; and Merle, Hollsopple), one sister (Mrs. Ella Thomas, Johnstown, Pa.), one brother (Moses, Boswell, Pa.), and 5 grandchildren. A sister and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Member of the Thomas Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 7, with Aldus J. Wingard and Urie A. Bender officiating; interment in church cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 49 - December 9, 1958-page 1178

Eichorn, Darrel Lee, son of Lewis Carl and Dorthelda Sue (Troyer) Eichorn; born Sept. 14, 1958, in the Sturgis Memorial Hospital, Sturgis, Mich.; died at the Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 8, 1958; aged 7 w. 6 d. Surviving are his parents, a sister, and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Eichorn, Burr Oak, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Troyer, Middlebury, Ind.). Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, near Burr Oak, Mich., Nov. 10, in charge of O. H. Hooley; interment in adjoining church cemetery.

Ernst, Milton, son of Louis and Lydia (Reichert) Ernst; born April 17, 1884, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died in Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 13, 1958, from a heart condition; aged 74 y. 6 m. 24 d. On March 16, 1910, eh was married to Mary Ann Musser, who survives. Other survivors are 2 daughters (Helen and Erma-Mrs. Howard Wolff), 3 grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. George Uhrig), and a brother (Alton). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held Nov. 15, charge of Edgar Metzler; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Mast, Mattie A., daughter of Yost and Leah (Hartzler) King; born Jan. 20, 1880, in Mifflin Co., Pa.; died at Narvon, Pa., Oct. 17, 1958, of congestion of the heart due to bronchial pneumonia; aged 78 y. 8m. 27 d. On Dec. 8, 1904, she was married to Jacob H. Mast, who preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1934. Also two infant children preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 children (John, Elise-Mrs. Aaron Zook, Levi, Mary, Jacob, David, and Amanda), and 5 brothers (John, Yost, Freeman, David, and Thomas). She was a member of the Conestoga Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 20, in charge of Ira Kurtz and John Glick; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Schiedel, Isaac M., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schiedel; born April 5, 1870, at Kossuth, Ont.; died Nov. 15, 1958, at Galt, Ont.; aged 88y. 7 m. 10 d. Married to Susannah Ernst, who preceded him in death March 4, 1951. Surviving are 3 children (Almer, Ivan E., and Laura-Mrs. Allen Weber), 11 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held Nov. 17, in charge of Edgar Metzler and C. F. Derstine; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Emma, daughter of John and Magdalene (King) Yordy; born Oct. 28, 1871, in Bureau Co., Ill.; died at her home in Wellman, Iowa, Nov. 8, 1958; aged 87 y. 11 d. Death was due to complications which set in following surgery eight months prior to her death. On Feb. 16, 1890, she was married to Peter P. Swartzendruber, who preceded her in death May 3, 1939. To this union were born 3 children (John Y., Kalona; Herman G. and Magdalene, Wellman). Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, a step-grandchild, a step-great-grandchild, and a step-great-great grandchild, 2 sisters (Bella Schrock, Albany,Oreg.; and Elizabeth Erb, Colorado Springs, Colo.), and a daughter-in-law (Nellie Swartzendruber, Aurora, Nebr.). Preceding her in death were a stepson, 8 brothers, and 2 sisters. Member of the Wellman Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 10, in charge of George S. Miller and Max Yoder.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 50 - December 16, 1958-page 1202, 1203

Coffman, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Rhodes) Heatwole; born Dec. 19, 1859, near Dayton, Va.; died of the infirmities of old age Nov. 15, 1958, at her home a few miles from the place of her birth; aged 98 y. 10 m. 26 d. She was a member of the Bank Mennonite Church for almost 80 years. She was ordained a deconess early in the nineties and served in that capacity for many years. She married Joseph W. Coffman, who later became a minister. He preceded her death more than 25 years ago. Surviving are 2 children (Homer W. and Nellie Coffman, both of Dayton), 18 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Mollie-Mrs. Melvin Heatwole, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 in charge of Lloyd Horst, Daniel Lehman, and E. Paul Good; interment in Bank Church Cemetery.

Detrow, Ella, daughter of Christian and Fannie (Martin) Lehman; born April 22, 1869, in Green Twp.; died Nov. 17, 1958, at the Shady Lane Rest Home, near Salem, Ohio, after a lingering illness; aged 89 y. 6 m. 26 d. She was married to Alvin Detrow on Jan. 22, 1907; he died May 6, 1945. Also preceding her in death were 2 infant sons and a daughter (Mrs. Erma Baird). Surviving are a foster son (James Rhodes, Columbiana, Ohio), a son-in-law (Leonard Baird, with whom she made her home for many years), a sister (Cassie Martin), and 12 grandchildren. She was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Paul Yoder and Ernest Martin; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Hendricks, Abram H., son of Abraham and Catherine (Hendricks) Hendricks; born March 1, 1872, in Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died Nov. 23, 1958, at Grand View Hospital, two weeks after an amputation; aged 86 y. 8m. 22 d. Married in 1900 to Ella Smith, who died in 1945. Surviving are 5 children (Warren, Mrs. Martha Histand, Clarence, Paul, and Naomi-Mrs. Chester Cassel), 22 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 28, with Frederick Maute, German radio pastor from Philadelphia, and David Derstine, Jr., in charge; interment in church cemetery.

Hochstetler, Eldon Ray, son of Vernon and Bessie Hochstetler; born June 7, 1957, at Baudette, Minn.; died Nov. 24, 1958, at Baudette; aged 1 y. 5 m. 17 d. Surviving besides his parents, are 3 brothers (Verlin, Glen, and Roland), 4 sisters (Lila, Barbara, Marlys, and Glenda), and grandparents (Eli Hochstetler and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Yoder). Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at the Graceton (Minn.). Mennonite Church in charge of Lester L. Mann and LeRoy Yoder; burial in Graceton Cemetery.

Hockman, Mame H., daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann (Hockman) Landis; born Sept. 18, 1872, in Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died of a heart ailment Nov. 22, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Mary Rush, Perkasie, Pa.; aged 86 y. 2m. 4 d. Married in 1900 to Jonas G. Hockman, who died in 1944. Surviving are 6 children (Samuel, Mabel, George, Walter, Katherine, and Mary), 3 sisters (Mrs. Ella Moyer, Mrs. Monroe Solliday, and Mrs. Lillian Senseinger), 27 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 26, in charge of Richard Detweiler and David Derstine, Jr.; burial in church cemetery.

King, Verle Allen, oldest son of Lawrence A. and Sadie (Yoder) King; born Dec. 28, 1945, at Minot, N. Dak.; died Nov. 22, 1958, at his home bear Blountstown, Fla.; aged 12 y. 10 m. 24 d. Since he was 17 months old he never enjoyed the health and activity of a normal child, being an invalid for the past ten years. Death came as a result of complications due to measles. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Laverene, John, and Roger), 2 sisters (Vivian and Rebecca), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Yoder, Surrey, N. Dak.). Funeral services were conducted at the Oak terrace Church, Nov. 24, by J. Kore Zook and Raymond Byler.

Lam, Mrs. Lottie Belle, born July 23, 1885; passed away Nov. 26, 1958; aged 73 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was a member of the Bethel Church near Broadway, Va. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Mary Shoemaker, Mrs. Alberta Whetzel, and Mrs. Stella Wilt), one son (Homer), 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church, Nov. 28, in charge of John L. Stauffer and Harold Emswiler; burial in Mt. Grove Cemetery near Fulks Run, Va.

Mast, Mary, daughter of Peter J. and Malinda Miller; born June 8, 1895; died Nov. 19, 1958, of sugar diabetes at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Widder, Sugarcreek, Ohio; aged 63 y. 5 m. 11 d. She was married Dec. 8, 1918, to Walter Mast at Walnut Creek, Ohio. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Harold Widder, Sugarcreek), 5 brothers (Clarence, Converse, Ind.; Malvin, Shipshewana, Ind.; John, North Canton, Ohio; Daniel and Kermit, Millersburg, Ohio), 3 sisters (Mrs. A. W. Gerber, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Mrs. James Mishler, Shishewana, Ind.; and Mrs. Ray Mast, Berlin, Ohio), and 4 granddaughters. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Church. Funeral services were held Nov. 21, in charge of Paul R. Miller; burial in East Lawn Cemetery, Shanesville, Ohio.

Oswald, Jacob W., son of Jacob O. and Margaret (Wilford) Oswald; born July 13, 1881, in Bavaria, Germany; died of a heart condition Nov. 12, 1958, at his home in Hartstown, Pa.; aged 77 y. 3 m. 30 d. On Dec. 18, 1907, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Erb at O'Neill, Nebr. He was ordained minister on Oct. 29, 1915, at O'Neill, Nebr. Later he served congregations at Beemer, Nebr., Beaver Crossing, Nebr. and Sunnyside, Conneaut Lake, Pa. He was a member of the Sunnyside Church at the time of his death. Two children preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, 8 children (Helen-Mrs. Harold Steider, Conneaut Lake, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Ray Steider, Conneautville, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Christ Hjorth, Clarkson, Nebr.; Harry, Nampa, Idaho; John, Hartstown, Pa.; Paul, Manson, Iowa; Delmar, Oil City, Pa.; and Donald, Triangle, Va.), 9 brothers and sisters (Mrs. John Erb, Frazee, Minn.; Mrs. Chris Schantz, Bencroft, Nebr.; Peter, Wisner, Nebr.; Joseph and Samuel, both of Beemer, Nebr.; Reuben, Benjamin, and Amos all of Frazee, Minn.; and Daniel, West Point, Nebr.), 36 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 15 at the Sunnyside Church in charge of Harvey Schrock and Daniel Johns; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Ressor, Ernest Gideon and Ina, Markham, Ont., both died suddenly in an automobile accident, near Toronto, Ont., Nov. 20, 1958. Bro. Ressor was born Jan. 26, 1894, in Scarborough Twp., Ont., to the late Flavius H. and Fanny (Brownsberger) Ressor. His age was 64 y. 9m. 25 d. Surviving him are one brother and 2 sisters (Carl W., Unionville, Ont.; Amelia-Mrs. Peter Nighswander, Stouffville, Ont.; and Eva-Mrs. Jos. W. Reesor, Markham, Ont.). One brother predeceased him in infancy.
Sister Ressor was born Feb. 19, 1893, in Scarborough Twp., Ont., to the late Menno S. and Hannah (Weber) Ressor. Her age was 65 y. 9 m. 1 d. She is survived by one brother and one sister (Joseph W., and Mrs. Fanny Grove, both of Markham, Ont.). One sister (Ada-Mrs. Aaron Rittenhouse) predeceased her. On Oct. 20, 1920, Bro. and Sister Ressor were united in marriage. To this union were born 3 daughters (Erma, St. Anne, Ill.; Helen-Mrs. Elton Bomberger, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Doris-Mrs. Leonard Garber, New Dundee, Ont.), and 2 sons, who died in infancy. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren. Both were faithful members of the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Markham, Ont. To accommodate all the people the funeral services were held concurrently Nov. 23 at the Cedar Grove Church and the Ressor Church; ministers in charge: Emerson McDowell, George Elsasser, Abram Smith, and Floyd Schmucker; interment in Ressor Mennonite Cemetery.

Schlegel, Ira, son of Samuel and Polly (Roth) Schlegel; born April 29, 1903, at Milford, Nebr.; died of a heart attack at his home Nov. 16, 1958; aged 55 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Jan. 4, 1922, he was united in marriage to Mary Eicher of Milford, Nebr. He is survived by his wife, 3 children (James, Lincoln; Vernetta-Mrs. Ivan Kenney, Omaha; and Margaret Ann, at home), his mother, and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the East Fairview Church near Milford, where funeral services were held Nov. 19, in charge of P. R. Kennel and Oliver Roth; burial in Milford Mennonite Cemetery.

Stauffer, Sophia, daughter of Christian and Rosa (Eicher) Zimmerman; born Nov. 14, 1885, at Milford, Nebr.; died at the Seward Memorial Hospital, Seward, Nebr., Nov. 26, 1958; aged 73 y. 12d. Death was the result of an automobile accident on Oct. 24, in which her husband also lost his life. On March 16, 1905, she was married to Daniel Roth, who died Oct. 28, 1909. To this union were born 3 children (Irvin, Corry, Pa.; Edna-Mrs. Ezra Ehrisman, Milford, Nebr.; and Vernon, Washington, Iowa). On Aug. 31, 1911, she was married to Henry Stauffer. To this union 5 children were born (Clarence, Milford, Nebr.; Rose-Mrs. Sam Waver, Wellman, Iowa; Ethel, who died in infancy; Viola-Mrs. Vilas Oyer, Foosland, Ill.; and Wilda-Mrs. David Schrag, McPherson, Kans.). Surviving besides the above-mentioned children, are a stepdaughter (Mrs. Alma Hershberger, Wheatland, N. Dak.), 2 sisters (Kate-Mrs. Amos Jantzi and Emma-Mrs. Lee Schlegel, Milford), 2 half sisters (Alma-Mrs. Lee Schweitzer and Ada-Mrs. Emery Schweitzer, Milford), 2 stepbrothers (Perry and Menno Stutzman, Milford, 42 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the East Fairview Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 29, in charge of A. M. Miller, Oliver Roth, and Ivan R. Lind.

Yoder, Elizabeth (Lizzie), daughter of John and Christina Croft; born June 26, 1860, at Marshallville, Ohio; died Nov. 16, 1958, at her home in Topeka, Ind., after an illness of 3 weeks; aged 98 y. 4 m. 20 d. Married Samuel W. Yoder on Dec. 5, 1889. He preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Vera and LeEtta, at home), and a stepson (Ernest Yoder, Lagrange, Ind.). She spent the last 9 years of her life on her wheel chair. Member of Maple Grove Church, Topeka, Ind., where funeral services were held Nov. 19, with Ellis B. Croyle and Edwin J. Yoder officiating; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Yoder, Lizzie (Metzler), born in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 26, 1879; died Nov. 18, 1958, at the Lu Ann Nursing home in Nappanee, Ind., where she had been the last six weeks of her seven-month illness; aged 79 y. 1 m. 24 d. She was married to Jonas Umbough, who died in 1941. In 1945 she was married to David Yoder, who died in 1955. Surviving are a daughter (Mrs. Claud Gall, Nappanee), 4 stepchildren (Mrs. Laura Luefling, Elkhart; Alvin Yoder, La Junta, Colo.; Raymond Yoder, Wakarusa; and Harold Yoder, Middlebury), 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ella Housour and Mrs. M. E. Mullet, both of Nappanee). She was a member of the North Main Street congregation, Nappanee. Services were held in Nappanee, with Homer F. North and Richard N. Yoder officiating; burial in Union Center Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 51 - December 23, 1958-page 1226

Frankenfield, Samuel, born Aug. 15, 1872, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died of diabetes Sept. 26, 1958, at Souderton, Pa.; aged 86 y. 1 m. 11 d. Married in 1904 to Amanda Becker, who survives. Also surviving is one brother (William). Member of the Towamencin Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 1, in charge of Ellis L. Mack and Elias Kulp; interment in Towamencin Cemetery.

Gable, Ida May, daughter of Aden and Brisella (LeFever) Busser; born May 26, 1877, in York Co., Pa.; died May 18, 1958, at the home of her son, Roy H. Gable; aged 80 y.11 m. 22 d. Married to Franklin M. Gable on Dec. 1, 1895. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Roy H. and Austin F., York), 7 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Member of the Manchester Mennonite Church. Funeral services at Stony Brook Church, May 20, in charge of Richard Danner and Joseph Martin; interment in Stony Brook Cemetery.

Gehman, Sadie L., daughter of Jefferson and Sarah(Hochauer) Schweitzer; born June 1, 1900, in Brecknock Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; died Nov. 11, 1958; aged 58 y. 5 m. 10 d. Married to Edwin Gehman, who survives. Several years ago she had one leg amputated. Member of the Alleghenyville United Church of Christ. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter (Elsie-Mrs. Lester W. Zerbe), 2 sons (W. Earl and Clair E.), and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services in the Gosnell Funeral Home were conducted by Ronald Yocum; interment in Alleghenyville Cemetery.

Hartman, Peter G., son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Good) Hartman; born Dec. 8, 1873, at Washington, Ill.; died at the Moore Nursing Home, Goshen, Ind., Nov. 24, 1958; aged 84 y. 11 m. 17 d. Preceding him in death were his mother, 2 half brothers, one half sister, 2 step-brothers and a stepsister. Surviving are 9 nieces and nephews. At middle age he accepted the Lord and became a faithful member of the Yellow Creek Church, Goshen, Ind.; where funeral services were held Nov. 28, in charge of Elmer Good, William Ramer, and Joseph Martin; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Hartzler, Elmer Justus, son of Joseph Z. and Mary Ann (Byler) Hartzler; born in Noble Co., Ind., Nov. 10, 1877; died Oct. 16, 1958; aged 80 y. 11 m. 6 d. Married on Feb. 9, 1902, to Sarah L. Dintiman, who died April 13, 1946. To this union 9 children were born, 3 of who preceded him in death. On Nov. 2, 1947, he was married to Nora Yoder, of Colorado Spring, Colo., who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (John, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Nellie-Mrs. Glenn Selzer, Protection, Kans.; Erma-Mrs. Orlando Unger, Fresno, Calif.; Erie-Mrs. Frank O'Driscoll, Colorado Springs; Hannah-Mrs. Fay Dingwell, Denver, Colo.; and Daniel, Colorado Springs), 22 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Dr. J. E., Goshen, Ind.; Joseph G., Windom, Kans.; Martin, Fort Worth, Texas; and Herbert L., Kalona, Iowa), and 2 sisters (bertha-Mrs. J. Roy Yoder, Garden City, Mo.; and Fannie-Mrs. Willis Brenneman, Colorado Springs). In 1929 he moved from Cheraw, Colo., to Colorado Springs, where he resided at the time of his death. He became a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church at the age of 18, and served in various offices in the church. Funeral services were held at the Swan Mortuary, Oct. 18, with Victor Woerz and L. P. Cassel officiating; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Heatwole, Joseph H., son of the late Solomon D. and Susanna (Weaver) Heatwole; born Sept. 4, 1876, near Harrisonburg, Va.; died after a short illness in Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio, Nov. 22, 1958; aged 82 y. 2 m. 18 d. On March 2, 1901, he was married to Emma C. Brenneman, who preceded him in death March 17, 1916. To this union were born 7 children, all of whom survive (Orpha-Mrs. Lee Dryden, Casa Grande, Calif.; Warren S., Oxnard, Calif.; J. Milton, Wellington, Ohio; John W., Los Angeles, Calif.; Mary-Mrs. Fred Stalter, Elida, Ohio; and Mark E., Point Comfort, Texas). Also surviving are 3 brothers (Walter, Harrisonburg, Va.; William, Elida, Ohio; and Calvin, Dayton, Va.), 2 sisters (Mrs. John Rhodes, Dayton, Va.; and Mrs. Earl Showalter, La Junta, Colo.), 21 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death. On Nov. 11, 1918, he was married to Effie B. Brenneman, who preceded him in death July 22, 1958. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were in charge of Harold Good, Gabe Brunk, and Andrew Brenneman; interment in Salem Cemetery.

Kramer, Henry M., son of Levi and Hannah (Maugle) Kramer; born March 3, 1869, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died Dec. 4, 1958, of a heart condition at Perkasie, Pa.; aged 89y. 9m. 1 d. Married to Annie Moyer on March 22, 1890, at Sellersville, Pa. She passed away Feb. 7, 1953. Surviving are some nieces and nephews and a foster child (Mrs. Marvin Roeder), whom they cared for since she was a baby. Member of the Blooming Glen Church since the age of 72, when he was converted at a revival meeting. Funeral services at the Moyer Funeral Home, Perkasie, Pa., Dec. 8, in charge of David Derstine Jr.; interment in St. Andrews Reformed Church Cemetery.

Miller, Dorothy Catherine, daughter of David and Leah (Comk) Miller; born Oct. 23, 1883, at Lost River, W. Va.; passed away at the Virginia Mennonite Home for the Aged, Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 21, 1958; aged 75 y. 27 d. She was a guest of the Home for about 4 years. She was the last surviving member of a family of 8 children. Surviving are a sister-in-law (Mrs. Nellie Miller, Lost River), and a number of nieces and nephews. A member of the Salem Mennonite Church at Needmore, W. Va. Funeral services at the Lost River Methodist Church, Nov. 23, were in charge of S. A. Shank and B. F. Wright; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Lost River.

Roth, Benjamin R., son of Nicholas and Magdalene (Yoder) Roth; born in Alsace Lorraine, Dec. 4, 1884; died after a lingering illness at his home near Wayland, Iowa, Dec. 5, 1958; aged 74 y. 1 d. He came to America at the age of 7 with his parents, and spent the remainder of his life near Wayland. Married to Mary Graber on Nov. 8, 1908. Surviving are his wife, 9 children (Elmer, Lavina-Mrs. Simon Leichty, Dan, Lester, Glen, Stella-Mrs. Harold Wenger, Vernon, Edwin, and Lucille-Mrs. Edwin Swartzendruber, all of the Wayland community), 40 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Anna K. Gerig, Albany, Oreg.). Besides his parents, 4 brothers, one sister, 7 half sisters, and 2 infant grandchildren preceded him in death. He and his wife were privileged to observe their golden wedding anniversary on Nov. 8, quietly in their home. He was a member of the Sugar Creek Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 7, in charge of Vernon S. Gerig and Simon Gingerich; interment in Sugar Creek Cemetery.

Weber, Noah M., born near Allegheny, Berks Co., Pa., Aug. 13, 1869; died at his home near Adamstown, Pa., Nov. 22, 1958; aged 89 y. 3 m. 9 d. Married on Feb. 21, 1892, to Hettie Gehman, who died Dec. 5, 1943. Also preceding him in death was a daughter (Fannie-Mrs. David Shirk). Surviving are these children (Alice-Mrs. Aaron Martin, Harry, Abel, Edwin, Anna, Esther-Mrs. Enos Musser, Sallie-Mrs. Ivan Gehman, and Ella-Mrs. Paul Z. Martin), 31 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Solomon, Joseph, and Aaron), and one sister (Anna-Mrs. Henry Gehman). Member of the Gehman Church, where he served as janitor for 50 years, also as superintendent of the Sunday school from the time it was organized in April, 1915, to April, 1944. He also served on the board of the Children's Home, Millersville, Pa. Funeral services in the Bowmansville Church, Nov. 25, in charge of Moses Gehman and Howard Good; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, Jacob H., son of Jacob T. and Sallie Yoder; born Nov. 7, 1886, at Belleville, Pa.; died Dec. 5, 1958, at Belleville; aged 72 y. 28 d. He was married twice, both wives having identical maiden names, Saloma A. Peachey. His first wife died in 1920. Children to his first wife: Raymond C., Glenmoore, Pa.; Cletus J., Lewistown, Pa.; and Sadie R., Red Lake, Ont. Children to his second wife: Rhoda-Mrs. Roy Hollinger, New Holland, Pa.; Lydia Ann, Nancy Pauline and Mark S., at home; Jefferson B., Nicholas and Thomas, Elverson; Job, Lewistown, Pa.; and William, Fort Riley, Kans. He also leaves 5 brothers and sisters (Sam K. and Aaron S., Belleville, Pa.; David S., Morgantown, Pa.; Leah-Mrs. Samuel K. Yoder, Lancaster, Pa.; and Nancy-Mrs. Urie Peachey, Ephrata, Pa.), and 16 grandchildren. Member of the Locust Grove C. M. Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 8, in charge of Louis S. Peachey, assisted by Erie Renno; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 52 - December 30, 1958-page 1237

Brubaker, Ella E., daughter of the late Lawrence and Anna (Booth) Reynolds; born March 7, 1870; died at the Good Samaritan Mennonite Home, after a brief illness, Dec. 9, 1958; aged 88 y. 9 m. 2 d. Married on Feb. 14, 1894, to Aldus D. Brubaker, who died Dec. 10, 1936. There were two daughters, both deceased. Surviving are 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Member of the New Providence, Pa., Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 13, in charge of A. Clyde Hostetter and J. Harold Breneman; interment in nearby cemetery.

Conrad, Ezra, son of Jacob K. and Mary (Alliman) Conrad; born March 17, 1897, at Wayland, Iowa; died of a stroke Dec. 8, 1958, at the Henry County Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; aged 61 y. 8 m. 21 d. Three brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 brothers (Joe, Crawfordsville, Iowa; and Jake, Wayland, Iowa), and 2 sisters (Ida and Emma-Mrs. Edd. Springer), both of the Wayland community. Member of the Sugar Creek Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 11, in charge of Vernon Gerig, Willard Leichty, and Simon Gingerich; interment in Sugar Creek Cemetery.

Culp, Rosetta, daughter of Samuel and Mariah (Miller) Culp; born Dec. 5, 1872, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind.; died Dec. 12, 1958, in Concord Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., from complications of old age; aged 86 y. 7 m. Married on Feb. 18, 1892, to Moses Culp, who died on March 26, 1953. One daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Hazel Martin, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Amanda Shafer, Goshen, Ind.), 3 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Holdeman Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 14, at the Yellow Creek Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder and Simon G. Gingerich; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Hess, Mabel Gingrich, daughter of Henry M. and Mary S. (Gingrich) Hess; born June 2, 1885, in East Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Nov. 26, 1958, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, about four weeks after surgery; aged 73 y. 5 m.24 d. She was a practical nurse for many years, until failing health caused her to stop. Surviving are 5 brothers (Preacher Jacob G., Millersville, Pa.; Harry G., and Oliver G., Lancaster; Rudy G., Millersville; and John G., Marietta, Pa.). She was a member of the Millersville congregation. Funeral services, Nov. 29, at the Mennonite Home near Lancaster where she spent the last six years of her life, were in charge of Landis Shertzer, Herbert Fisher, and Landis Brubaker; interment in East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery. The text, Phil 1: 21, was her own choosing.

Hostetler, Mary, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Schmucker) Schloneger; born July 10, 1882, near Maximo, Ohio; died Dec. 5, 1958, at her home near Louisville, Ohio, after a lingering illness; aged 76 y. 4 m. 25 d. Married on Dec. 28, 1905, to Alvin Hostetler, who died in 1943. Her husband was a minister in the Beech Church. Surviving are 3 daughters (Ida and Grace, of the home; and Vesta-Mrs. Gilbert Helmuth, Hudson, Ohio), 6 sons (Chauncey, Struthers, Ohio; Roy, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Lloyd, Bloomfield, Mont.; Vernon and Garrison, Louisville; and Robert, Hartville), 17 grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Malinda Miller, Louisville). She was a member of the Beech Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 8, with Ray Bair and Delvin Nussbaum in charge; interment in Beech Cemetery.

Martin, Amos L, son of Isaac and Margaret (Lechlitner) Martin; born June 5, 1893, in St. Joseph Co., Ind.; died at his home in Elkhart, Ind., of a heart attack, Dec. 8, 1958; aged 65 y. 6 m. 3 .d Married on Feb. 2, 1918, to Lydia Weaver, who survives. He was an employee of School City of Elkhart as heating engineer. Also surviving are 3 children (Burnett, San Jose, Calif.; Vernon, Topeka, Ind.; and Mrs. Raymond Kern, Mishawaka, Ind.), 9 grandchildren, 5 brothers (David, Harvey, and Reuben, Wakarusa; Willis, and Monroe, Goshen), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Menno Ramer and Emma, Wakarusa). He was a member of the Prairie Street Church. Funeral services at the Yellow Creek church, Dec. 11, were in charge of Howard J. Zehr; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Metzler, Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hollinger*; born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., April 12, 1878; died Dec. 12, 1958; aged 80 y. 8 m. Married on Aug. 28, 1898, to David M. Metzler, who died in 1945. In early life she and her husband united with the Holdeman Church, but in the last number of years she attended, when able, the nearby Christian Church of Wakarusa. Though failing in health for a number of years, she was bedfast only a few weeks. During this last illness she confessed her trust in Christ. Surviving are one son and 2 daughters (Harold, Mrs. Victor Eby, and Mrs. Lee Thompson, all of Wakarusa), 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, in charge of C. A. Shank, assisted by John Marvin of the Christian Church; burial in Olive Cemetery.
*Researcher's note: Name should be Bollinger - Thelma Hoover Martin

Yoder, Esther May, daughter of Jacob S. and Elizabeth (Martin) Lehman; born in Columbiana Co., Ohio; Aug. 29, 1886; died Dec. 12, 1958; aged 72y. 3m. 13 d. On Oct. 24, 1915, she married Stephen A. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Lucille-Mrs. Arthur Detrow, Leetonia, Ohio; R. Clifford, Broomfield, Colo.; and J. Harold, Goshen, Ind.), 6 grandchildren, and 4 brothers (M. C., Elkhart, Ind.; D. E., Youngstown, Ohio; Ivan J. and Clayton, Columbiana, Ohio). She faithfully shared the responsibilities of a minister's wife, and was a faithful worker in the WMSA and Sunday-school and church activities. In the early years of Hesston College, she served on the faculty for two years. Funeral services on Dec. 14 in charge of John P. Oyer, David Steiner, and Paul Yoder; burial in Midway Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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