Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1958

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Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 44 - November 4, 1958 ­page 1057, 1058

Christner, Jesse M., son of Jacob J. and Fannie (Yoder) Christner; born April 15, 1896, in Iowa Co., Iowa; died Oct. 11, 1958, at Greencastle, Ind.; aged 62 y. 5 m. 26 d. His parents, one sister and one brother preceded him in death. Survivors are 4 brothers (Abner, Iowa City; Elam and Anan, Kalona, and Gideon, Wellman). Employed for many years by the Studebacker Co., South Bend, Ind. Member of the Miami Brethren Church, after locating in Indiana. Funeral services at East Union, Kalona, Iowa, in charge of Elmer G. Swartzendruber and D. J. Fisher; interment in the Eash Cemetery.

Eby, Katie, N., daughter of Levi R. and Lizzie L. Nissley, was born Aug. 30, 1882, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at her home in Mt. Joy, Pa., on June 27, 1958, after a lingering illness; aged 75 y. 9 m. 28 d. Member of the Mt. Joy Church. Survivors are her husband, David H. Eby, Mt. Joy, Pa., the following children (Anna Mae and Ruth, at home; Elizabeth-Mrs. Clyde H. Hottenstein, Manheim; Vivian-Mrs. Chester Denlinger, Brewton, Ala.; and Mildred-Mrs. Chester R. McGeugan, Lancaster), 3 grandchildren, a brother (Harry N., Mt. Joy), and sister (Barbara-Mrs. Jacob E. Brubaker, Mt. Joy). Funeral services on June 30 at the Mount Joy Church in charge of Henry Lutz, Amos Hess, and Henry Frank; interment in Kraybill's Cemetery.

Kauffman, Joseph J., son of the late Jacob and Agatha (Ackerman) Kauffman; born Oct. 21, 1884, at Esholzmatt, Switzerland; died suddenly at his home near Wayland, Iowa, on Oct. 13, 1958, just eight days before his 74th birthday. Married March 11, 1908, to Lydia Boese, who died April 9, 1937. Surviving are two children (Leona, at home; and Clarence, Ainsworth, Iowa), 4 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Lena-Mrs. Emil Stalder, Washington, Iowa; Mary-Mrs. Joe Stalder, Brighton, Iowa; Emma-Mrs. Fred Stalder; Agie-Mrs. August Glansman, both of Wayland), 2 brothers (Louie and Andy, both of Wayland). Two brothers preceded him in death. Member of the Sugar Creek Church, where funeral services were conducted on Oct. 15 by Simon Gingerich and Vernon Gerig; interment in nearby cemetery.

Kipfer, Rebecca, daughter of Joseph and Barbara Lichti, was born Jan. 6, 1893, Wilmot Twp., Ont., Canada; died Sept. 3, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Lauraine Erb; aged 65 y. 7m. 28 d. Married to Amos Kipfer on Aug. 21, 1913. Survivors: her husband, 8 children (Nelson, Laurane, Reta, Amos, Melvin, Rebecca, Aurelia, Joseph), 26 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Joe Wagler; Leah-Mrs. Nick Roth; Lydia-Mrs. Joseph Roth; Lena-Mrs. Cyranus Kipfer; Katie-Mrs. Ezra Kropp), and one brother (John). Member of the Alden (N. Y.) Conservative Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 6, with Andrew Jantzi and David Beachy officiating; interment in the County Line Cemetery.

Landis, Ella Nora, daughter of the late Adam L. and Lavina G. Landis, was born Oct. 2, 1871, in Witmer, Pa.; died suddenly of a heart attack on Aug. 27, 1958; at the home of her son, J. Ellis, with whom she resided; aged 86 y. 10 m. 25 d. Married on Jan. 24, 1893, to Sanford B. Landis, who was ordained to the ministry on Nov. 24, 1896, to serve the Mellinger and Stumptown congregations, in which capacity they together served the church for 30 years. Her husband died in 1926. On daughter also preceded her death. Surviving are 4 children (Mrs. Edna Burkhart, Florin; J. Ellis, Smoketown; A. Roy, Witmer, and Anna-Mrs. Aaron H. Shenk, Washington Boro), 17 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren. Member of the Stumptown Church, where funeral services were conducted on Aug. 30, in charge of Elmer Martin, David L. Landis, Lloyd Eby, and John Oberholtzer; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Martin, Lamar Allen, son of Laban H. and Anna Mae (Yoder) Martin, Martinsdale, Pa., was stillborn on Sept. 23, 1958. Burial in Hinkletown Cemetery.

Mast, Henry M., son of Menno H. and Minnie J. (Beachey) Mast, Arthur, Ill., born March 4, 1934, Arthur, Ill., died Sept. 7, 1958, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., from peritonitis resulting from bowel obstruction and surgery; aged 24 y. 6 m. 3 d. he was a salesman for the Fuller Brush Co. Member of the Arthur (Ill.) Church. Survivors: parents, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers (Lydia, Ora, Alva, Lloyd, Ellen), and grandfather and step-grandmother (Mr. and Mrs. Jacob D. Beachey). He attended and helped in the work at the Mt. Jackson (Va.) church. Funeral services at the E. M. C. Chapel, Sept. 8, in charge of John R. Mumaw and Boyd Shank; and at Arthur Church, Sept. 10, in charge of Henry J. Ming, Linden Wenger, and Laurence Horst, with interment in the Otto Cemetery, Arthur, Ill.

Monn, Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Huff) Stull; born June 17, 1878, Fairview, Pa.; died Oct. 5, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Freeman; aged 80 y. 3 m. 18 d. Married to Andrew David Monn, who died in 1940. Survivors: 4 children (Mrs. Bertus Freeman, Mrs. John Tarman, Mrs. Alverta Naugle, and Mrs. Adam R. Summers, all of Waynesboro, Pa.), 48 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren, and a stepsister (Mrs. Ida Gossart, Waynesboro). Member of the Fox Hill, Pa., Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro, on Oct. 8, in charge of Harvey E. Shank; interment in Mentzer Cemetery.

Miller, Jewell Anne, daughter of Loren and Miriam (Wagler) Miller, was born Oct. 13, 1958; died right after birth. Survivors: her parents, one brother (David Arden), grandparents (John D. and Barbara Miller, and Enos and Catherine Wagler, all of Hartville, Ohio), a great-grandfather, and 2 great-grandmothers. Funeral services in charge of Lester A. Wyse.

Miller, Viola E., daughter of Henry and Mary (Miller) Miller; born Nov. 13, 1887, near Wakarusa, Ind.; died Oct. 7, 1958, at the Nursing Home in Nappanee, Ind.; aged 70 y. 10 m. 24 d. Married on Feb. 5, 1905, to James W. Miller, who died Feb. 6, 1957. Survivors: 3 sons (Roy, Nappanee; Floyd, New Paris, and Harold, Wakarusa), one daughters (Fern-Mrs. Calvin Newhouser, Fort Wayne), 14 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Member of the North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind., where services were conducted by Homer F. North and Richard W. Yoder. Interment in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Palmer, Roy Samuel, born in Murphy, N.C., died at Jefferson, N. C., Sept. 30, 1958; aged 58 years. Survivors: his wife, Stella H. Palmer, Lansing, N. C., one son (Roy Samuel Jr., of the U. S. Navy), a stepson (Jack, Newport News, Va.), his mother (Martha A. Palmer, Andrews, N. C.), 3 brothers (T. T., Newport News; Ralph L., Denbigh, Va.; and Bennie, Tabb, Va.), and 2 sisters (Jessie-Mrs. B. M. Gibbs, Knoxville, Tenn., and Clara-Mrs. Lee Pullium, Andrews, N. C.). His father and one sister preceded him in death. For a number of years the family had lost contact with Roy and did not even know whether he still lived. Recently he was saved through the instrumentality of a Christian doctor. A little later, workers at the Horse Creek Mennonite Church, Lansing, N. C., discovered that he was a brother to Ralph Palmer, Gospel tract worker of Denbigh, Va., and through them he was reunited with his people. On Aug. 15 he was received as a member of the Horse Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 1 in charge of Paul Mast and Aquilla Stoltzfus.

Schweitzer, David J., son of Jacob and Barbara (Jantzi) Schweitzer, was born Jan. 31, 1872, Morington, Canada; died after a lingering illness at the Salem (Oregon) Hospital on Oct. 3, 1958; aged 86 y. 8 m. 2 d. Married at Milford, Nebr., on Oct. 25, 1898, to Laura Stutzman, who survives. Surviving also are 5 sons and 4 daughters (Ida-Mrs. Pearl Stutzman, and Clayton, of Lebanon, Oreg.; Mary-Mrs. Enos Beckler, and Roland, of Albany, Oreg.; Barbara-Mrs. E. M. Stutzman, and Elmer, of Julesburg, Colo.; Homer, Wood River, Nebr., and Steven, Wellman, Iowa), one brother (Mose Schweitzer, Milford, Nebr.), 34 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one son, one daughter, and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services on Oct. 7 at the Fairview Church, Albany, Oreg., in charge of N. M. Birky and Henry Gerig; interment in the I. O.O. F. Cemetery, Lebanon, Oreg.

Snider, Harvey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Snider, was born Nov. 17, 1893, at Parkway, Kitchener, Ont.; died Oct. 3, 1958, at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., after a brief illness; aged 64 y. 10m. 16 d. Married in 1914 to Gertie Kunkel, who survives. Also surviving are 7 sons (Foster, Murrel, Darrel, and Dale, all of Kitchener; Ross, Waterloo; Glen, Orillia; and Wallace, Preston), 3 daughters (Mrs. Ruby Boltz, Kitchener; Rhea Snider, Guelph, and Betty-Mrs. John Carter, Waterloo), 3 brothers (Eton, and Ion, Preston; and Lloyd, Williamsburg), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were a son, a brother, and 2 sisters. Member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 6, in charge of C. F. Derstine and Edgar J. Metzler.

Steiner, Katie, daughter of Abraham and Miriam (Moser) Neuenschwander, was born Oct. 13, 1882, Berne, Ind.; died of a stroke on Sept. 24, 1958, Orrville, Ohio; aged 75 y. 11 m. 11 d. Married on Sept. 29, 1910, to Amos Steiner, at Berne, Ind. Survivors: her husband, 7 children (Edna-Mrs. Albert Falb; Willis W.; Elda-Mrs. M. J. Neuenschwander; Lydia of the home; Lina-Mrs. Milton Amstutz; Edwin A., and Elmer B., all of the Orrville vicinity), one sister (Lydia-Mrs. Levi Steiner), and 3 brothers (Samuel, Jacob, and Amos). Member of the Bethel Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 27, 1958, in charge of Lester D. Amstutz, Cleophas Steiner, and Isaac Zuercher; interment in church cemetery.

Wittmer, Elizabeth, daughter of William and Judith (Sindlinger) Miller; born Sept. 29, 1892, Berlin, Ohio; died Sept. 29, 1958; aged 66 years. Married on April 7, 1921, to Henry Wittmer, who died Aug. 19, 1956. Her parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. Survivors: 2 children (Willis, Hartville, Ohio; and Mrs. Edna Miller of the home), 10 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Tena Miller, Millersburg, Ohio). Member of the Maple Grove C. M. Church, where funeral services were conducted by Frank Dutcher and Simon Coblentz.

Yoder, Valentine D., son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Bontrager) Yoder; born March 11, 1894, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died en route to the Elkhart Hospital on Oct. 11, 1958; aged 64 y. 7 m. Death was due to a heart attack suffered 45 minutes earlier. Married on Feb. 9, 1919, at Midland, Mich., to Elizabeth Bontrager, who survives. Other survivors are 3 children (Mary-Mrs. Paul Hochstedler, Sheldon, Wis.; LeRoy, Blackduck, Minn., pastor of the C. M. Church, at that place; and Mildred, at home), 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. David Coblentz and Mrs. Eura Hostetler, both of Middlefield, Ohio), 3 brothers (Elmer, Middlefield; Bert, Greenwood, Del., and Homer, Alliance, Ohio). One daughter died in infancy. He was a member of the Townline C. M. Church, Shipshewana, Ind., with John J. S. Yoder and Eli D. Miller officiating; interment in Miller Cemetery.

Zimmerman, Anna, daughter of Noah E. and Lydia Troyer; born Dec. 15, 1871, Nappanee, Ind.; died at Hesston, Kans., after an extended illness, on Oct. 13, 1958; aged 86 y. 9 m. 28 d. Married at Inman, Kans., on Dec. 2, 1892, to Phillip J. Zimmerman, who died March 4, 1938. Survivors: 6 children (Lizzie-Mrs. Irl Cooprider; Ire, Chris, Eva-Mrs. Dan Yoder, Floyd, and Carrie-Mrs. Ross Cooprider), 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 15, in charge of Edwin I. Weaver and Milo Kauffman; interment at Harper, Kans.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 45 - November 11, 1958-page 1082, 1083, 1084

Blosser, Bertie Alice, daughter of Frank and Phoebe Jane Brown; born Oct. 20, 1879, near Singers Glen, Va.; died Sept. 5, 1958, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ira Buerge, Archbold, Ohio, where she had made her home for 5 weeks; aged 78y. 10 m. 15 d. Married on Feb. 26, 1902, to Ernest D. Blosser, who survives. To this union were born 10 sons and 3 daughters. Six sons preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Paul, Youngstown, Ohio; Owen and Noah, Stryker, Ohio; Charles, Hettie-Mrs. Ira Buerge and Rebecca-Mrs. Harold Beck, of Archbold; and Emma-Mrs. Bernhard Friesen, Wauseon, Ohio), 28 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her parents, 6 sisters, and 3 brothers also preceded her in death. Member of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite. Funeral services on Sept. 9 in the Central Mennonite Church were in charge of Jesse J. Short, Simon Stuckey, Glen Litwiller, and Donald Seiler; burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Forry, Amanda, daughter of Daniel and Martha (Swarr) Forry; born in Millersville, Pa., Dec. 18, 1873; passed away at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital after a short illness; aged 84 y. Surviving are 3 sisters (Mrs. Ella Hupper, Mrs. Lillie Mosemann, and Mrs. Mary Styer). Funeral services were conducted by James Shank with burial in the Millersville Cemetery.

Lais, Amos J., son of John Hugo and Susannah (Plank) Lais; born Jan. 14, 1881, Hubbard, Oreg.; died Oct. 23, 1958, at Silverton (Oreg.) Hospital; aged 77 y. 9 m. 9 d. Married at Hubbard, Oreg., on Nov. 23, 1902, to Sarah Catherine Troyer, who died May 20, 1939. He had worked in the sawmill industry but retired in November 1943. On Jun 21, 1940, he married Emma Belle King, Hubbard, Oreg. One child also preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, 7 children (Ralph, Gearhart, Oreg.; Bert, Molalla, Oreg.; Arthur, Peoria, Ill.; Grace Mitchell, Vernonia, Oreg.; Mabel Burkhart, Portland, Oreg.; Mildred Miller, Sweet Home, Oreg.; and Blanch Pitney, Spokane, Wash.), 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Lydia Shand, Rockway, Oreg.; and Lora Kahle, Hubbard). Member of the Meadow Brook Church. Funeral services on Oct. 26 at the Zion Church with Chester Kauffman and John M. Lederach officiating; interment in Zion Cemetery.

Martin, Emma, daughter of the late Samuel and Anna (Hurst) Hollinger; born April 17, 1875; died Sept. 23, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivan Wenger; aged 83 y. 5 m. 6 d. Death was caused by arthritis followed by a cerebral hemorrhage. Married on Nov. 23, 1893, to Moses M. Martin, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Jacob Esbenshade, New Holland, Pa.; Harvey H., Leacock; Samuel H., Lititz; Eva-Mrs. Noah S. Horst, East Earl; Adam H., Bareville; Elmer H., Lebanon; Walter H., East Earl; and Mabel-Mrs. Ivan Wenger, New Holland), 61 grandchildren, and 102 great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death. Member of the Lichty Church, where funeral services were held by John W. Burkholder and David Weaver; burial in the Lichty Cemetery.

Martin, Michael, stillborn son of Roy D. and Ruth E. (Yoder) Martin; born Oct. 14, 1958, Waynesboro, Va. Survivors: his parents, 2 brothers (Kirk and Erick), grandparents (John and Mary Martin, Waynesboro, Va.; and Kore and Miriam Yoder, Sarasota, Fla.), and one great-grandmother (Mrs. D. R. Martin, Waynesboro). Graveside services in the Springdale Cemetery, Waynesboro, on Oct. 15, in charge of Franklin E. Weaver.

Mast, Janie, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Weaver) Sommers; born Dec. 16, 1886, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died of cancer on Aug. 1, 1958; aged 71 y.7 m. 16 d. Married on Oct. 24, 1908, to Wiley Mast, who died on Oct. 10, 1956. Survivors: 3 sons and one daughter (Orville, Wabash, Ind.; Gerald and Robert, Kokomo, Ind.; and Charlene-Mrs. Herbert Osborne, Fort Wayne, Ind.), 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 8 brothers (Edwin, Wabash, Ind.; Monroe, Noah, Raymond and Albert, all of Kokomo; Elmer, Russiaville, Ind.; Willard, Howe, Ind.; and Clayton, Kokomo), and 3 sisters (Kathryn-Mrs. G. D. Troyer, Puerto Rico; Mrs. Fannie Kline, Kokomo; and Esther-Mrs. Ora Troyer, Goshen, Ind.). Church membership in the Howard-Miami Church, where funeral services were held in charge of A. G. Horner and E. J. Hochstedler; interment in Mast Cemetery.

Myers, Lizzie Zigler Shank, born Nov. 16, 1868, at Broadway, Va.; died Oct. 16, 1958, at the Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 89 y. 11 m. In 1887 she was married to John F. Shank, who died in 1891. To this union were born 4 children, two of whom survive (David E. Shank, Harrisonburg; and Mrs. Maude Shank Driver, Waynesboro, Va.). In 1902 she married Charles T. Myers, who died in 1949. To this union were born 2 children (Mrs. Joe Strock, Maugansville, Md.; and Mrs. H. D. Hildebrand, Hagerstown, Md.). Also surviving are one stepdaughter (Mrs. Henry Lambertson, Pocomoke City, Md.), 33 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and one brother (M. R. Zigler, Geneva Switzerland). Member of the Lindale Church. Funeral services on Oct. 18 at the Zion Church in charge of John L. Stauffer and Lewis P. Showalter; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Nissley, Ella R., daughter of the late Benjamin and Hettie (Rohrer) Peters; born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Sept. 25, 1958, at the Lancaster (Pa.) Osteopathic Hospital, after an illness of one month; aged 64 y. 2 m. 9d .Surviving are her husband, Rufus S. Nissley, Manheim, Pa., 2 sons (Earl P., Pasadena, Calif.; and Stanley, Dallas, Texas), and 9 brothers and sisters (Jacob R., Ammon, Bertha R., Alice R., Mrs. Mary Becker, Hettie-Mrs. Norman W. Nauman, Wayne R., and Willis R., all of Manheim; and Irvin R., Narvon, Pa.). Funeral services on Sept. 28 at the Manheim Church, where she was a faithful member; interment in the Erisman Cemetery.

Peacock, Robert Sylvester, Blackman, Fla.; born Oct. 22, 1880, at Slocomb, Ala.; died of a stroke on Oct. 19, 1958, at the Crestview (Fla.) Memorial Hospital; aged 77 y. 11 m. 27 d. Survivors include his wife, Joe Nancy Peacock, Blackman, Fla., 6 sons and one daughter (Mrs. Clemet Cawley, Brewton, Ala.; Clayton, Jim, and Earnest, all of Blackman; John and Willis, Sampson, Fla.; and Charles, Witney Field, U. S. Navy), one brother, 33 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. member of the Blackman Mennonite Church. Funeral services on Oct. 21 at the home and graveside by Benj. F. Martin, Edgar Denlinger, and Richard Kling; interment in Earl cemetery, Sampson, Fla.

Rhodes, Peter Reuben, son of the late Reuben S. and Mary Magdaline Rhodes; born Feb. 13, 1899, Dayton, Va.; died July 13, 1958, at his home in Dayton after an illness of 5 months; aged 58 y. 5 m. Member of the pike congregation . Married in 1923 to Lenna Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Pansy-Mrs. Lowell Hoover, Mathias, W. Va.; Raymond C., Blacksburg, Va.; and Leon W., Bridgewater, Va.), 3 sisters and 4 brothers (Ida-Mrs. Minor W. Landes, Nettie-Mrs. Amos D. Wenger, and Webster C., Harrisonburg; Mary-Mrs. Henry G. Wenger, R.D., E. F., and Lewis J., Dayton, Va.), and 8 grandchildren. One daughter, 2 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services at the Weaver Church with Daniel Lehman and Lloyd Horst officiating; burial in the Weaver Cemetery.

Schlegel, Nora, daughter of Aaron and Mattie Roth; born Aug. 7, 1920; died near Milford, Nebr., as the result of an auto accident, Sept. 28, 1958; aged 38 y. 1 m. 21 d. Married on Jan. 5, 1941, to Willard Schlegel. Three children were born to this union. One died at the age of 3 months, and Wanda Kay died 7 hours later than her mother as the result of the same accident. Surviving are her husband, one son (Frederick Willard), her father, one sister (Agnes Rediger), and 3 brothers (Oliver, Nicholas, and Darold), all of Milford. Her mother and one brother also preceded her in death. Member of the Milford Mennonite Church.

Schlegel, Wanda Kay, daughter of Willard and the late Nora (Roth) Schlegel; born Nov. 13, 1951; died as a result of the auto accident that also took the life of her mother; aged 6 y. 10 m. 15 d. Survivors: her father, brother (Frederick Willard), and 3 grandparents. Funeral services for both the mother and daughter were held at the Milford Church, in charge of Milton Troyer, Warren Eicher, and Sterling U. Stauffer; burial in the church cemetery.

Waybright, Ira Bell, daughter of Andrew and Rachel Teter; born June 19, 1891, Gladwin, W. Va.; died of cancer on Oct. 24, 1958, at Jenningston, W. Va.; aged 67 y. 4 m. 5 d. Married in 1912 to Don Waybright, at Cumberland, Md. Three children preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 11 children (Edith-Mrs. Joseph Long, Parsons; Eva-Mrs. Ivan Eve, Redcreek; Alma-Mrs. Paul Long, Hendricks; Willard, Clarksburg; Corneal, at home; Sturl, Buchannan; Freddie-Mrs. Thomas Teter, Alpena; Erma-Mrs. Blair Gordon, Elkins; Andrew, Hillsville; Loraise-Mrs. Leonard Fowler, Paw Paw; and Shirlene-Mrs. David McBee, Alpena), 57 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Edward, Parkesburg; Clifton, Alpena; Howard and Blaine, both of Elkins), and 2 sisters (Delphia-Mrs. Lawrence Nester, Akron, Ohio; and Ian-Mrs. Clarence Allen, Parkesburg). Church member of Gladwin Mennonite Church. Funeral services Oct. 27 at Flanagan Hill (Union Church) with Bill Angel and M. J. Brunk officiating; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Weldy, Lille M., daughter of Samuel and Effie (Houser) Dintamen; born Aug. 3, 1889, Ithaca, Mich.; died of diabetes, followed by a stroke on Sept. 12, 1958, in Sarasota, Fla.; aged 69 y. 1 m. 9 d. Married on Oct. 5, 1910, to Noah Weldy at Goshen, Ind. Surviving are her husband, 2 children (Russel J. and Marjorie Schrock), 3 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Elmer, Grand Rapids, Mich.; George, Lagrange, Ind.; and Jay, Pontiac, Mich.). One daughter preceded her in death. Member of the Bay Shore Church. Services at the Toale Funeral Home, Sarasota, on Sept. 13, in charge of T. H. Brenneman and at the Holdeman Church, Wakarusa, Ind., on Sept. 16 in charge of Simon Gingerich and J. C. Wenger; interment in the Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa.

Wilder, Ann Mae, daughter of Jess and Nancy (Campbell) Snyder; born May 13, 1928, in Omaha, Nebr.; died of cancer at the hospital in Joliet, Ill., on Oct. 20, 1958; aged 29 y. 5m. 7 d. Married to Wilburn Wilder of Lemont, Ill., who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Nancy Maebelle, Deloras Fay, James, and Neal), 5 stepchildren (Nell Joyce, Jerry Ward, and John Allen, of California, and Mary and Martha, Tullahoma, Tenn.), her parents, one sister (Mrs. Clara Phillips, Peoria, Ill.), and 3 brothers (Jess, Buffalo, Iowa; Robert, Peoria, Ill.; and Frank, in Texas). As a child she was received into the Mennonite church at Hannibal, Mo. Services were held at the Ann Street Church on Oct. 24 in charge of J. J. Hostetler; burial in the Swan Lake Memory Garden.

Zehr, Jacob, son of Peter S. and Catherine (Bender) Zehr; born Nov. 17, 1893, at East Zorra, Ont.; died Oct. 22, 1958, at the Ontario Hospital, St. Thomas, Ont.; aged 64 y.11m. 5 d. Survivors: 5 brothers (Daniel, John, David, Mahlon, East Zorra; and Enos, Blandford), and 2 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Dan Wagler, South Easthope and Violet-Mrs. Ezra Schlegel, East Zorra). One sister preceded him in death. Funeral services on Oct. 24 at the East Zorra Church in charge of David Schwartzentruber and Henry Yantzi; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 46 - November 18, 1958-page 1107

Baumgartner, Elizabeth, daughter of the late Abraham and Elizabeth (Steiner) Thut; born Dec. 28, 1880, near Bluffton, Ohio; died at the Mennonite Home, Rittman, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1958, after a lingering illness; aged 77 y. 9m. 29 d. She had been bedfast and partially paralyzed since December, 1956. On June 5, 1913, she was married to Deacon Peter E. Baumgartner and they moved to Wayne Co., Ohio. In addition to her husband, she is survives by one brother (Timothy, Doylestown, Pa.), and a stepdaughter (Edith-Mrs. Lloyd Miller, Orrville, Ohio). Preceding her in death were 2 daughters (Bernice and Esther), one stepdaughter (Ruth-Mrs. Dan Lehman), 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Also surviving are 6 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Member of the Orrville Church, where memorial services were held Oct. 28, in charge of J. Lester Graybill and Virgil M. Gerig. Interment in Martins Mennonite Cemetery, Orrville, Ohio.

Shoemaker, Israel, son of Joseph and Eliza (Burkhardt) Shoemaker; born Oct. 29, 1887, at Elmira, Ont.; died Oct. 27, 1958, at Elmira; aged 70 y. 11 m. 28 d. Married to Melissa Shoemaker in December 1901. Survivors: his wife and 5 children (Ella-Mrs. Arthur Wagner, Angus, Ivan, Clarence, and Cecil). Member of the Bethel Church of Elora, where funeral services were held Oct. 30 in charge of Newton L. Gingerich, assisted by Henry F. Martin. Interment in the Bethel Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 47 - November 25, 1958-page 1130, 1131

Barber, Claud C., born Sept. 5, 1876, at Eldorado Springs, Colo., where his parents settled when they moved from Illinois in a covered wagon; passed away at this home in Hammett, Idaho, Sept. 19, 1958; aged 82 y. 14 d. He is the first of a family of 5 brothers and sisters to break the family circle; all have lived beyond their 80th year. Married to Katie Lehman, at Mountain Home, Idaho, June 20, 1920. Member of the Indian Cove Mennonite Church since April 14, 1937. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Joy, Portland, Oreg.), 2 sons (Mitchell and Henry, Denver, Colo.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Grace Miller, Quinn, S. Dak.; Mrs. Ella B. Holick, Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. Blanche Hess, Boulder, Colo.), and one brother (Mark, Eldorado Springs, Colo.). Interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.

Beachy, Mahlon Albert, son of Lem and Lizzie (Miller) Beachy; born Sept. 14, 1927, near Hartville, Ohio; died suddenly July 19, 1958; aged 30 y. 10 m. 5 d. Married on Sept. 14, 1952, to Dorothy King, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Glenda Jean and Ruth Elaine), his parents, 2 sisters (Anna Mae-Mrs. Henry A. Yoder and Nancy-Mrs. Jonas Otto, Jr., Hartville, Ohio), and one brother (Daniel, Akron, Ohio). Member of the Maple Grove Conservative Church in Hartville. Funeral services July 22, conducted by Simon Coblentz, Valentine Nafziger, and Roman H. Miller; interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Bitikofer, Eugene Ray, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Bitikofer, Canton, Kans.; still born Oct. 30, at Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans. Besides the parents, one sister (Kathleen Faye) survives. Graveside services Oct. 31 at Spring Valley Church, in charge of Charles Diener.

Breneman, Kay Marie, daughter of C. Henry and Norma E. (Rohrer) Breneman; stillborn at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Sept. 4, 1958. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Melvin and Larry), 2 sisters (Anna Louise and Ruth Elaine), 2 grandparents (Anna R. Breneman and Enos H. Rohrer), and great-grandfather (Benjamin l. Shaub). Graveside services at Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, Sept. 6 with John A. Breneman officiating.

Dean, Mildred, born Dec. 15, 1913, at Athens, Ind.; died after an illness of 18 months at Mishawaka, Ind., Oct. 29, 1958; aged 44 y. 10 14 d. Married Dec. 22, 1930, to Ezra Dean at South Bend, Ind. Surviving are her husband, the following children (Shelby, at home; Harriett Mochel, Fannie Richards, Nancy Dsich, and Jay), 8 grandchildren, one sister, and 4 brothers. Member of the Osceola Mennonite Church. Funeral services Nov. 1 at the Hays Funeral Home, South Bend, in charge of G. Maurice Long. Interment in Southlawn Cemetery.

Dettweiler, Jonas A., son of Jonas and Amanda (Ebe) Dettweiler; born March 27, 1883, at Versailles, Mo.; died Nov. 3, 1958, at Freeport, Ill., of complications following surgery; aged 75 y. 7 m. 7 d. Married on Oct. 13, 1904, to Lydia Ann Raber, who died in 1947. Surviving are 2 children (Mabel-Mrs. Roy Baumgartner, Rock City, Ill.; and Mildred-Mrs. Clayton Burkholder, Goshen, Ind.), a brother (W. E., Harper, Kans.), 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Member of the North Goshen, Ind., congregation. Funeral services Nov. 6 at Freeport (Ill.) Church, in charge of Richard Yordy and Russell Krabill; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Frey, Laura Jean, daughter of Merle and Evelyn (Prowant) Frey; born Nov. 1, 1958, in the Wauseon (Ohio) Hospital; died at the Toledo (Ohio) Hospital, Nov. 3, 1958; aged 2 days. Surviving are her parents, and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Prowant, Continental, Ohio; and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Frey, Wauseon). Graveside services Nov. 5 at Pettisville Cemetery.

Halteman, Enos H., son of Isaac and Sarah (Hackman) Halteman; born July 29, 1870; died Oct. 7, 1958, at Souderton, Pa.; aged 88 y. 2 m. 8 d. Death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage. Married to Sevilla K. Bergey, who preceded him in death in July, 1905. Later married to Lizzie Clemens Krupp, who preceded him in death Nov. 9, 1936. Survivors are a sister (Mrs. Isaac Landis, Franconia), a brother (Abram H., Franconia), 2 daughters (Sarah-Mrs. Reuben Diller, Cass Lake, Minn.; and Mrs. Allen C. Mover, Souderton), 3 sons (Alvin B. and Preston B., both of Souderton; and Isaac B., Franconia), a stepson (J. Howard Krupp, Winter Park, Fla.), 16 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services Oct. 11 at the Franconia Mennonites Church, where he was a member in charge of Menno B. Souder, Jacob M. Moyer, and Arthur Ruth. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Hartman, Warren Lee, infant son of Peter E. and Marilyn (Troyer) Hartman; stillborn Oct. 31, 1958, at Levering Hospital, Hannibal, Mo. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hartman, Goshen, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Menno Troyer, Conway, Kans. One sister preceded him in death. Graveside services at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nov. 1, with Harold G. Kreider officiating.

Hershberger, Harvey W., son of W. H. and Catherine (Weaver) Hershberger; born April 29, 1878, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died from complications and a heart attack Nov. 6, 1958, at the home of his son, Ralph, Shanesville, Ohio; aged 80 y. 6 m. 12 d. Married on Dec. 25, 1904, to Lovina Hochstetler, who died 6 years ago. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Floyd and Ralph, Shanesville; Clyde, Walnut Creek; Mabel-Mrs. Harold Mishler, Sugarcreek; and Sarah-Mrs. Geo. Kratzer, Dalton), one brother (Wm. M., Sugarcreek), 2 sisters (Mrs. Masa Schrock, Walnut Creek; and Mrs. Anna Miller, Sugarcreek), 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death. Member of the Walnut Creek Church, where services were held Nov. 9, in charge of Venus Hershberger and Paul R. Miller; interment in church cemetery.

Hertzler, Asa Miller, son of the late Joseph and Nancy (Miller) Hertzler; born Aug. 7, 1889, in Baldwin, Md.; died Oct. 17, 1958, at his home in Denbigh, Va.; aged 69 y. 2m. 10 d. he suffered from progressive muscular atrophy for over a year but was able to attend services at the Warwick River Church, where he was a member. Married Feb. 4, 1924, to Rebecca S. Shenk. Surviving are his wife, 4 sons (Alvin S., John A., Joseph S., and David L.), 2 daughters (Alice-Mrs. Robert Yoder, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; and Amy-Mrs. John Troyer), 2 brothers (Silas, Goshen, Ind.; and Mark R., Denbigh, Va.), and one sister (Mary M. Herzler, Greenwood, Del.). He taught school for a number of years. Funeral services at the Warwick River Church in charge of John Shenk and Robert Ross. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Horst, Elma, daughter of Melvin and Lula (Rohrer) Kornhaus; born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 16, 1898; died at her home after a long illness on Oct. 26, 1958; aged 60 y. 6 m. 10 d. Married on Nov. 21, 1918, to Albert Horst, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Chester, Orrville; Laverne, Smithville; Albert, Jr., Chicago Ridge, Ill.; Melvin and Raymond, Columbiana; and Myron, Smithville), 2 brothers (David and Forrest, Orrville), one sister (Mrs. Raymond Burkholder, Orrville), and 16 grandchildren. Besides raising 6 Christian sons, she made her house a home for over 25 welfare children who came and stayed for varying periods of time. One of these children, David Royer, is presently living in the home. Member of the Martins Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 29, in charge of J. Robert Detweiler, Don Augsburger, and E. M. Mortonsen; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Mast, Amos, son of Aaron and Lydia (Gerber) Mast; born Jan. 2, 1870, at Shanesville, Ohio; died of complication Nov. 5, 1958, at the Karl Nursing Home, Dover, Ohio; aged 88 y. 10 m. 3 d. Surviving are one brother (Wm. A., New Philadelphia, Ohio), one sister (Mrs. Minerva Hostetler), one half brother (Lester W. Mast), and one half sister (Mrs. Elva Burkey), Naperville, Ill. Member of the Walnut Creek (Ohio) Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 8, in charge of A. W. Miller and Paul R. Miller; interment in church cemetery.

Meyers, Edwin M., son of the late Abraham K. and Sophia M. Meyers; born Nov. 20, 1873, in Bedminster Twp; passed away at his late residence in Dublin, Pa., Sept. 9, 1958; aged 84 y. 9 m. 19 d. Married Dec. 1, 1900, to Elizabeth M. Meyers, who died a year ago. Surviving are 3 sons (Abraham, and Christian , Dublin; and Willis, Souderton), one daughter (Anna, Dublin), 7 grandchildren (one of whom they also raise, Harvey Edwin Meyers), 2 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Lydia Fluck, Sellersville). One granddaughter preceded him in death. Member of the Deep Run Church, where he served as song leader for 50 years. Funeral services at the church Sept. 14, with interment in adjoining cemetery.

Miller, Elizabeth J. C., daughter of the late Joseph B. and Magdalena (Boshart) Jantzi; born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 8, 1883; died suddenly Oct. 29, 1958, at a heart ailment at the Goshen (Ind.) General Hospital; aged 75 y. 21 d. Member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Married on Aug. 4, 1900, to David J. C. Miller, who died Oct. 15, 1948. To this union 11 children were born. Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are 8 children (Noah, Goshen, Ind.; Irvin, Nappanee; Melvin, Ligonier; Nancy-Mrs. Seth S. Troyer, Jr., Mattie-Mrs. Monroe Nisley, and Mrs. Mary Beiler, Millersburg; Laura-Mrs. Noah Kaufman, Goshen, and Esther, at home), and one sister (Mrs. Barbara Helmuth, New Hamburg, Ont.). Funeral services Nov. 1, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Seth Troyer, Jr., conducted in German by Rudy D. Kaufman and Ira S. Miller, and in English by Louis Kaufman; burial in Union Chapel Cemetery.

Miller, Norman S., son of Daniel E. and Frances E. Miller; born Sept. 11, 1893; died Sept. 24, 1958, in the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital of acute congestive heart failure. Married on Nov. 7, 1918, to Mary Longnecker, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (G. Mildred-Mrs. Parke Garber, Elizabethtown, Pa.; C. Richard, Mt. Joy, Pa.; H. Florence and A. Arlene, at home; and N. Parke, Mt. Joy), 10 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and one sister. Member of the Mt. Joy Church, where he was ordained as deacon Dec. 28, 1938, and where funeral services were held Sept. 27, with Henry Lutz, Amos Hess, Henry Garber, and Henry Frank; officiating; interment in Kraybill Cemetery.

Moose, Margaret Frances, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Zook) King; born Sept. 16, 1885, in Lawrence Co., Pa.; died Nov. 1, 1958, at Jamison (Pa.) Memorial Hospital after a short illness; aged 73 y.1 m. 16 d. Married March 22, 1906, to Benjamin F. Moose in Lawrence Co., Pa. One son preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 2 children (Vera-Mrs. Roy Kaufman and Paul, both of New Wilmington, Pa.), 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Rufus, Belleville, Pa.; and Abrahm, Allensville, Pa.). Member of the Maple Grove Church, New Wilmington, Pa., where funeral services were held Nov. 3 in charge of E. J. Zook and Nathan Nussbaum. Interment in church cemetery.

Neuenschwander, John B., of Garden City, Mo., son of the late David and Elizabeth (Loganbill) Neuenschwander; born near Versailles, Mo; died at the Veterans' Hospital, Kansas City, after a brief illness, Sept. 14, 1958; aged 72 y. 3 m. At the age of 14 be became a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, Garden City, Mo. Preceding him in death were 3 sisters and one brother. Surviving are one brother (Noah, Garden City), and 4 sisters (Clara-Mrs. Oliver Plank, Garden City; Rose-Mrs. Anton Jensen, Chicago; Fannie-Mrs. P. B. Camp, Hesston, Kans.; and Ella-Mrs. George King, Conway, Kans.). Funeral services Sept. 17, at the Atkinson-Dickey Funeral Home, with J. Winchell Long officiating; burial in Garden City cemetery.

Rupp, Henry H., son of Jacob and Mary (Short) Rupp; born Oct. 19, 1872, near Archbold, Ohio; passed away Oct. 2, 1958, at Archbold; aged 85 y. 11 m. 13 d. On March 26, 1958, he had surgery, after which he suffered a great deal, and gradually became weaker. A charter member of the West Clinton congregation, Pettisville, Ohio. Married in 1896 to Anna Nofziger, who survives. Three sons and 3 daughters were born into his home. Two sons, 2 daughters, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are one son (Ira, Wauseon, Ohio), one daughter (Lorene-Mrs. Weldon Pursel, Archbold), 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Harmon, Alvordton, Ohio; Jacob, Detroit, Mich.; and Adam, Hollywood, Calif.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Smucker, Elmira, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Wyse, Archbold; and Fannie-Mrs. Harry Severson, Rockford, Ill.).

Shenk, Issac H., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shenk; born Dec. 10, 1874; died Oct. 6, 1958, at his home near Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 83 y. 9 m. 26 d. Married to Adeline Blocker, who died April, 1949. His only survivor is a son (Norman B., with whom he resided). Member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 9, in charge of Walter L. Keener, Jr., and Clarence E. Lutz; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Stauffer, Henry, son of John and Barbara (Greaser) Stauffer; born Feb. 25, 1877, at Gridley, Ill.; died as the result of an automobile accident near Milford, Nebr., Oct. 24, 1958; aged 81 y. 7 m. 29 d. Married at Milford, Nebr., May 15, 1898, to Lydia Stutzman, who died May 22, 1909. To this union 2 children were born (Mrs. Alma Hershberger, Wheatland, N. Dak.; and Vernon, who died in infancy). On Aug. 31, 1911, he was married to Sophia Zimmerman Roth, who was with him at the time of the accident and is convalescing from serious injuries at the Seward, (Nebr.) Memorial Hospital. To this union were born 5 children (Clarence, Milford; Rose-Mrs. Sam Weaver, Wellman, Iowa; Ethel, who died in infancy; Viola-Mrs. Vilas Oyer, Foosland, Ill.; and Wilda-Mrs. David Schrag, McPherson, Kans.). Also surviving are 3 stepchildren (Irvin, Corry, Pa.; Edna-Mrs. Ezra Chrisman, Milford; and Vernon, Washington, Iowa), 2 brothers (John and Chris, Milford), 42 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. Member of the East Fairview Church at Milford, where funeral services were held Oct. 27 in charge of Ivan R. Lind, Ammon Miller, Oliver Roth, and Warren Eicher. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Strickler, Annie A., daughter of William and Rebecca (Fake) Mitzel; born Oct. 7, 1862, York Co., Pa.; died May 30, 1958, at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 95 y. 7m. 23 d. married in 1895 to Edward E. Strickler, who died April 15, 1937. Surviving are 2 sons (Paul B. and Stuart L.), 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Member of the Stony Brook Church, where funeral services were held June 3, in charge of Bela L. Bucher; interment in Stony Brook Cemetery.

Troyer, Levi H., born Sept. 22, 1888, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died Oct. 17, 1958, at the Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, N. Y.; aged 70 y. 25 d. Death was due to peptic ulcers. Married Feb. 6, 1910, to Sarah Erb, who preceded him in death. To this union were born 3 children (Atlee, Lydia Kaufman, and Martha Raber). Later he was married to Malinda Hostetler, who died April 7, 1954. To this union were born 7 children (Jonas, Albert, Leon, Vernon, Edna-Mrs. Robert Kyle, Ella-Mrs. Grant Guengerich, and Raymond). Also surviving are 4 stepchildren (Irvon and Elmer Miller, Mrs. Sovinia Schrock, and Sam Miller). Member of the Berlin (Ohio) Conservative Church. Funeral services Oct. 22 at the Alden (N. Y.) Mennonite Church in charge of David Beachy and Harry Stutzman. Interment in County Line Cemetery, Alden, N.Y.

Wagler, Menno, son of the late Nicholas and Vernonica (Gascho) Wagler; born Feb. 26, 1884, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died from a heart condition Oct. 8, 1958, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Ruby, Tavistock, Ont.; aged 74 y. 7 m. 12 d. On Jan. 10, 1932, he was ordained as deacon and on Dec. 11 of the same year as minister to serve the Wilmot A. M. Church. Married Jan. 7, 1911, to Leah Brenneman, who died Feb. 12, 1924. In January, 1926, he married Sarah Brenneman, who died in June, 1954. Surviving are one son (Clayton), 2 daughters (Elmina-Mrs. Ben Ruby, Tavistock; and Violet-Mrs. Orlando Ruby, New Hamburg), one sister (Mrs. Rebecca Bender), and 13 grandchildren. One son and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services at Steinman's Church in charge of Peter Nafziger, Orlando Gingerich, and Elmer Schwartzentruber. Burial in church cemetery.

Wambold, Sallie K., widow of the late Charles Wambold; born Oct. 10, 1875; died Oct. 10, 1958, at Elroy, Pa.; aged 83 y. Her husband preceded her in death, Nov. 6, 1922. Survivors are 2 sons (Melvin and Raymond, Telford), one daughter (Mrs. Lizzie Cope, Elroy), 8 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 14 in charge of Jacob M. Moyer and Menno B. Souder. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Weber, Ira S., son of the late Benjamin and Anna (Martin) Weber; born Dec. 23, 1896, in Washington Co., Md.; died Sept. 22, 1958, at the Washington County Hospital from a fractured skull and other injuries, four hours after falling from the roof of his house when he went to check the source of a leak; aged 61 y. 8 m. 30 d. Married Jan. 3, 1918, to Barbara E. Martin, who died Oct. 9, 1928. To this union, 3 daughters and one son were born (Anna Mary, who preceded him in death, Aug. 16, 1958; Ida M., at home; Cora-Mrs. Fred M. Charlton, Newville, Pa.; and Isaac M., Hagerstown, Md.). On April1, 1930, he married Leah K. Ebersole, who survives. To this union one son was born (Wayne E., Hagerstown, Md.). Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 2 brothers (Edgar, Smithsburg, Md.; and Harry, Hagerstown, Md.). Member of the Reiff Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 25 in charge of Stanley Martin, Moses Horst, and Amos Martin. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, Frances J., daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna (Horning) Ferguson; born in Page Co., Iowa, Feb. 20, 1886; passed away in the ambulance near her home in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 14, 1958; aged 72 y. 7 m. 24 d. Her parents moved to Cullom, Ill., when she was five, and when she was eleven to a farm south of Wakarusa, Ind. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church at Cullom, later bringing her membership to Indiana. On March 17, 1906, she was married to David A. Yoder by J. K. Bixler, the first couple he ever married. They began housekeeping in Wakarusa the spring of 1907. This home was blessed with 3 children (Dale, Lowell, and Lois-Mrs. Ivan Weaver). For 51 years Sister Yoder served as the wife of her minister-husband, and 48 of these as the wife of a bishop. In this service she behaved herself with dignity and proper decorum, keeping all confidences faithfully. She worked in the sewing circle as long as health permitted. She was a gracious hostess, usually taking the evangelists of the Olive congregation into her home, as well as entertaining many friends from far and near. Her health began to decline the winter of 1950, when her husband was serving as acting pastor of the Calvary Church, Los Angeles, Calif. The next 8 years were a period of declining health which made her too weak to endure public meetings. One of her last public services was the Olive communion service the fall of 1957. Surviving are her husband, 3 children, 12 grandchildren, and one brother (Martin H., Wakarusa). We have the blessed assurance that she has gone to be with the Lord she loved and served. A service was held in the home Oct. 17 with the reading of Psalm 23 by Homer North, followed by prayer by Oscar Hostetler; services at the Olive Church in charge of Elno Steiner and C. A. Shank, reading Psalm 31: 1-5 and Psalm 121. S. C. Yoder brought the message based on John 14: 6. "Her life is written in the life of people."

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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