Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1958

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Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 40 - October 7, 1958 ­page 962, 963

Beachy, Lewis M., son of Manasses J. and Elizabeth (Headings) Beachy; born March 25, 1871 in Garrett Co., Md.; died Aug. 20, 1958, in Garrett County Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient four weeks; aged 87 y. 4 m. 26 d. Married March 9, 1902, to Nancy E. Yoder, who died June 20, 1956. Survivors: one daughter (Minnie-Mrs. Eli D. Beachy, Oakland, Md.), 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Member of the Amish Church near Gortner, where he was ordained on May 17, 1908, in which capacity he served for over 50 years. Services at the Gortner Amish Church by Simon M. Yoder and Eli M. Yoder; interment in the Slabaugh cemetery.

Benner, Norman Y., son of Henry H. and Leah (Yoder) Benner; born July 17, 1917, at Souderton, Pa.; died Sept. 15, 1958, at Souderton; aged 41 y. 1 m. 28 d. Death was due to an automobile accident. Married to Emma Detweiler on Sept.18, 1938, at Lansdale, Pa. Survivors: his wife, 10 children (Leonard, Joan, Norman Ronald, Lawrence, Linda, Dennis, Arlin, Donna, and Barry), all at home; his parents, and 6 brothers and 6 sisters (Wilmer, Souderton; Leroy, Telford; Howard, Earlington; Clifford, Souderton; Roland, in 1-W at Greystone Park, N. J.; Richard, Sellersville; Esther-Mrs. Robert Wilbarie, Souderton; Irene-Mrs. Jacob Hod, Sellersville; Ruth-Mrs. Ralph Schultz, Harleysville; Evelyn-Mrs. Claude Alderfer, Perkasie; Marie, at home; and Helen, Glenwood Springs, Colo.) Funeral services at Souderton Mennonite Church, Sept. 20, in charge of John E. Lapp, Wayne Kratz, and J. C. Clemens; interment in church cemetery.

Eash, Glen Joseph, son of Calvin and Katie (Yoder) Eash; born Aug. 7, 1945, Elkhart, Ind.; died Sept. 14, 1958, near Fairview, Mich., in a highway accident while riding a bicycle; aged 13 y. 1 m. 7 d. Survivors: his parents, 2 brothers (Calvin and Donald), 3 sisters (Kathryn, Ruth Ann, and Naomi), all of his home; and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Sam Eash, Middlebury, Ind.; and Joseph B. Yoder, Fairview, Mich.). Member of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 17, in charge of Harvey Handrich and Floyd Yoder; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Erb, Minnie B., daughter of the late Elias and Elizabeth Witmer; born July 22, 1881, Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Sept. 7, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Miller, Harrisonburg, Va., after a stroke four days previous that resulted in complete paralysis; aged 77 y. 1 m. 16 d. Married Nov. 14, 1907, to David M. Erb, Harrisburg, Pa., who died Oct. 19, 1952. Church membership: Shope and Strickler congregations, where she and her husband had been active members. Survivors: 3 children (Orpha-Mrs. Norman Kraybill, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Helen-Mrs. Ira E. Miller, Harrisonburg, Va.; and D. Wilbur, Harrisburg, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, and one sister and 4 brothers, all of Harrisburg. Memorial services at Harrisonburg, Va., Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, in charge of J. L. Stauffer and Samuel miler, and funeral services at Strickler, Middletown, Pa., Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 10, in charge of Clarence Lutz and Russell Zeager; interment in Shope's Cemetery.

Grieser, Emma B., daughter of Joseph and Susan (Minkosiewcz) Baecher; born Oct. 14, 1880, near Eureka, Ill.; died Sept. 14, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orlin Reedy, Peoria, Ill.; aged 77y. 11 m. Married Oct. 5, 1905, to Henry B. Grieser, Fisher, Ill., who died Oct. 10, 1911. One infant son and one brother also preceded her in death. Survivors: one son (Daniel R., Peoria), 9 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Lena M. Grieser, Dewey, Ill.; and Mrs. Lizzie Oyer, Foosland, Ill.), and one brother (Peter Baecher, Foosland). Church membership: Ann Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services in the morning of Sept. 16 at the Davison Funeral Home, Peoria, in charge of J. J. Hostetler, and in the afternoon at the East Bend Church, Fisher, Ill., in charge of J. A. Heiser and J. J. Hostetler; burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Hartzler, Enos Franklin, son of the late J. B. and Esther (Hooley) Hartzler; born Aug. 26, 1886, in Logan Co., Ohio; died Sept. 14, 1958, at Riverton, W. Va.; aged 72y. 19 d. Married June 15, 1909, to Ada E. Stouffer, who preceded him in death March 18, 1943. To this union 4 sons and 2 daughters were born (Earl, Onego, W. Va.; Earnest, deceased; Lloyd, Fort Seybert, W. Va.; Paul, Riverton, W. Va.; Edna, deceased; and Dorothy, Chambersburg, Pa.). On Nov. 16, 1944, he was married to Elizabeth Brubaker, who survives, with 2 stepsons (Wilmer and Mark Brubaker, Ontario, Calif.) and 2 daughters (Vera-Mrs. Donald Payne, Concrete, Wash.; and Ruth-Mrs. John J. Miller, Marshallville, Ohio). Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, and 4 brothers and one sister (Simon, Wakarusa, Ind.; David, West Liberty, Ohio; Noah, Goshen, Ind.; Harvey, Marshallville, Ohio; and Esther-Mrs. Ira Eigsti, Sarasota, Fla.). Two brothers and two sister preceded him in death. At an early age he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. On Jan. 11, 1910, he was called to the work of the ministry and was sent to begin mission work at Altoona, Pa. Due to ill health he was unable to continue in this capacity and went to Wayne Co., Ohio, where he served a year as superintendent of the Old People's Home. In 1915 he became pastor of the Crown Hill Church, and on Aug. 20, 1924, was ordained to the office of bishop. His services in this capacity, included not only the Crown Hill Church, but the area around Allensville, Pa., and the Salem Church near Weilersville, Ohio. The consuming desire and passion of his life was to wholly follow the Lord his God and to make known to all men the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His faithful efforts in the evangelistic field bore fruit in many states and conferences. His prayers for the church continued as long as his mind and strength permitted. Services were held Sept. 18 at his home by Stanford Mumaw, and at the Crown Hill Church, in charge of Elmer Stoltzfus, John L. Stauffer, and Otis N. Johns, with a number of testimonies by other brethren whose lives he had touched; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Keeler, Alice M., daughter of Jesse H. and Kate (Moyer) Keeler; born Jan. 4, 1898, Kulpsville, Pa.; died Sept. 7, 1958, Colmar, Pa.; aged 60 y. 8 m. 3 d. Death followed a stroke. Survivors: a foster daughter, 3sisters, and a sister-in-law. She had been a schoolteacher. Church membership: Lindale, Linville, Va. Funeral services Sept. 12 at Towamencin in charge of John R. Mumaw and Ellis Mack; interment in the Towamencin Cemetery.

Markley, Mary, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Kapp) Rohrer; born April 27, 1871, Wadsworth, Ohio; died Sept. 2, 1958, Wadsworth, from the infirmities of old age; aged 87 y. 4 m. 6 d. Married in 1905 to John Markley, who died in 1940. One son died in infancy. Survivors: one son (Harvey, with whom she made her home), and one sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker). Member of the Bethel Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 5, with O. N. Johns and James Steiner in charge; interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.

Richer, Timothy Lee, son of Ora and Marjorie (Brenneman) Richer; born Jan. 1, 1958; died of a kidney condition July 18, 1958, at the Toledo (Ohio) Hospital; aged 6 m. 18 d. Survivors: his parents, 2 brothers (Michael and Brooks), and grandparents (Mrs. David Richer, Archbold; and Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Brenneman, Lima, Ohio). Services at the West Clinton Church, July 20, in charge of Dan Sommers, William Nofziger, and E. B. Frey; burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Moyer, David D., son of the late David D. and Sarah (Detwiler) Moyer; born in Franconia Twp., Pa., March 6, 1892; passed away at the same place May 21, 1958; aged 66y. 2 m. 15 d. Survivors: his wife, 3 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. Ezra Goshow; Elizabeth and Verna, at home), and one son (Stanley, at home). Member of the Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were conducted May 25, in charge of Menno Souder and Clinton Landis; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Roth, William Kenneth, son of Kenneth and Clara (Lebold) Roth; born July 4, 1942, Wellesley, Ont.; died by drowning Sept. 14, 1958, Petersburg, Ont.; aged 16 y. 2 m. 10 d. Survivors: parents, 3 sisters (Diane, Margaret and Gloria), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Christ Lebold, Wellesley; and Albert Roth, St. Clements). Church membership: Latschar. Funeral services at Manheim Mennonite Church, Sept. 17, in charge of Osiah Horst; interment in Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery.

Schertz, John W., son of John and Elizabeth (Schertz); born Oct. 28, 1884, Roanoke, Ill.; died at Metamora, Ill., Sept. 12, 1958; aged 73 y. 10 m. 15 d. Married March 10, 1910, to Laura Garber, who died Feb.11, 1953. Survivors: 3 sons and one daughter (Paul E., Lowpoint; Melvin L., Colorado Springs, Colo.; James J., Roanoke; and Mildred, Metamora), and 4 grandchildren. Three sisters and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services Sept. 14, with Roy Bucher and J. D. Hartzler in charge; burial in Hickory Point Cemetery.

Snyder, Delores Mae, daughter of Edgar and Carrie (Miller) Snyder; born Sept. 26, 1935, West Providence Twp., Pa.; died Sept. 1, 1958, at the Bedford County Memorial Hospital, after a nine-day illness of aplastic anemia; aged 22 y. 11 m. 5 d. Member of the First Mennonite Church for the Deaf, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors: 4 sisters and one half brother. Funeral services at the Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, Pa., Sept. 4, in charge of Israel D. Rohrer and George A. Uhler; interment in the P. O. S. of A. Cemetery, Centerville, Pa.

Swartzentruber, Ruth, daughter of Truman and Alice Miller, Delta, Ohio; born Dec. 22, 1924, Wauseon, Ohio; died suddenly of acute coronary thrombosis Sept. 11, 1958, at her home near Turner, Mich.; aged 33 y. 8 m. 20 d. Married April 18, 1954, to Norman Swartzentruber. Survivors: her husband, 2 sons (Delbert Duane and Lester Leroy), her parents, 2 brothers and one sister (Herald, Elkhart, Ind.; Virgil, Bowling Green, Ohio; and Lois, at present in VS, La Junta, Colo.). One sister preceded her in death. Member of the Conservative Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the church in charge of Emanuel Swartzentruber and Levi Swartz; interment in Sims Township Cemetery.

Whitmyer, Ella, daughter of the late Abram and Amelia (Longenecker) Strickler; born July 15, 1882; died Sept. 13, 1958, at Ephrata, Pa., Hospital; aged 76y. 1 m. 28 d. Married to Monroe Whitmyer, Denver, Pa., who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Ethel-Mrs. Irwin Lorah, Dora-Mrs. Howard Snyder, Elizabeth-Mrs. Ralph Good, and Minerva-Mrs. Wilbur Lesher), 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister (Alice-Mrs. Clayton Martin). Church membership: Bowmansville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 17, by Moses Gehman and Paul Z. Martin; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, Pa.

Yoder, Alpha B., son of Jonas C. and Fannie (Kanagy) Yoder; born July 26, 1880, in Logan Co., Ohio; died of acute leukemia Sept. 6, 1958, at his home in West Liberty, Ohio; aged 78 y. 1 m. 11 d. Married Feb. 5, 1908, to Ella Tangeman, who died in 1954; and to Maude Plank on March 20, 1955. Survivors: one brother (David C., West Liberty, Ohio), and one sister (Lydia Gillispie, Charleston, W. Va.). Church membership: Oak Grove, West Liberty, Ohio, where funeral services were held Sept. 8, in charge of Nelson Kanagy, Elmer Stoltzfus, and Eldon King; burial in Fairview Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 41 - October 14, 1958-page 985, 986

Appel, Lewis D., son of the late George and Martha (Harshbarger); born March 25, 1880, Cullom, Ill.; died suddenly on Sept. 9, 1958; aged 87 y. 5 m. 15 d. Married on April 18, 1942, to Maggie Shank, Harrisonburg, Va., who survives. He was the last of the family, his parents, and 3 sisters having preceded him in death. Church membership: Waldo Mennonite Church. He taught in the public schools, and was actively engaged in Sunday-school work for more than 50 years, having taught his class just two days prior to his passing. Funeral services Sept. 11 in the Methodist Church in Cullom with J. D. Hartzler and Edwin J. Stalter in charge, burial in West Lawn Cemetery.

Day, Daisy M., daughter of Albert and Sarah Day; born June 16, 1901, Columbia Furnace, Va.; died of cancer on Sept. 17, 1958, at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, Va.; aged 57 y. 3 m. 1 d. Survivors: one daughter (Betty-Mrs. Aubrey Rush, Mt. Jackson, Va.); 2 sisters (Mrs. Charles Artz, Fairfax, Va.; and Mrs. Robert Pomeroy, Front Royal, Va.), and one brother (William Day), Baltimore, Md.). Funeral services Sept. 20, at Dellinger Funeral Chapel, Mt. Jackson, Va., in charge of Herman Reitz and Linden M. Wenger; interment in Union Forge Cemetery.

Forrester, Darlene Cheryl, daughter of Dale and Jean (Dobbin) Forrester; born June 9, 1958; died unexpectedly at her home near Woodville, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1958; aged 10 weeks. Survivors: parents, twin brother (Dennis Wayne), 2 sisters (Debra and Dawn), her maternal and paternal grandparents. Funeral services at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, N. Y., in charge of Andrew Gingerich; burial in Woodville Mennonite Cemetery.

Lehman, Stillborn daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. and Robert C. Lehman, State College, Pa., was born Sept. 25, 1958. Surviving are the parents, one brother, and one sister.

Miller, Samuel W., son of William K. and Anna (Brenneman) Miller; born Jan. 27, 1881, Iowa Co., Iowa; died Sept. 12, 1958, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, of asthma coupled with a heart ailment; aged 77y. 7 m. 15 d. Married Dec. 3, 1903, to Sarah Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Mary-Mrs. John Yoder, and Amy-Mrs. Roy Miller, both of Kalona, Iowa; and Dr. Daniel Miller, Bellevue, Wash), 4 grandsons and 3 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Harvey Bender, Lydia-Mrs. Will Yoder, and Mary-Mrs. Chris Helmuth). Member of the Sunnyside Church, Kalona. Funeral services at the Fairview Church on Sept. 15 in charge of Elmer Swartzendruber, Albert Miller, and Morris Swartzendruber; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Peifer, Lizzie B., daughter of the late Henry and Annie (Bomberger) Snyder; born Aug. 23, 1887, Lititz, Pa.; died unexpectedly July 30, 1958, after a heart attack; aged 70 y. 11 m. 7 d. Member of the East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church. Married in Oct. 1910 to Martin K. Peifer, who died on May 9, 1954. Survivors: 3 sons (Norman S., Columbia, Pa.; H. Lloyd, Ephrata, Pa.; Wilbur S., Witmer, Pa.), 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Christ B., and Amos B., Lititz, Pa., twin sister Barbara-Mrs. John L. Charles, Landisville, Pa.; and Anna-Mrs. Abram Erb, East Petersburg). One daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services at East Petersburg in charge of James Siegrist and Irvin Kreider; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Shank, Clara May, daughter of John L. and Maggie (Horn) Brubaker; born May 21, 1869, Marion Co., Iowa; died Sept. 21, 1958, Versailles, mo.; aged 89 y. 4 m. Married March 8, 1925, to John R. Shank, Birch Tree, Mo., who died April 26, 1958. She taught school for 36 years, then served with her husband in his work as rural missionary in the Lake of the Ozarks region. Survivors: 7 brothers and sisters (Sam and Martha-Mrs. F. L. Lindel, both of Wichita, Kans.; Mina-Mrs. C. D. Esch, La Junta, Colo.; Tom and Sadie-Mrs. Stanley Carr, both of Mt. View, Mo.; Hannah-Mrs. John Bissey, Leonard, Mo.; and Protus, Versailles, Mo.). Member of the Mt. Zion Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 23 in charge of Leroy Gingerich and Daniel Kauffman; interment in the church cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 42 - October 21, 1958-page 1009, 1010

Birky, Amos, son of Joe and Katie (Zimmer) Birky; born in Illinois on Feb. 22, 1878; passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glenn Kuhns, Tangent, Oreg., Sept. 14, 1958; aged 80 y. 6 m. 23 d. Married in Dec., 1900, to Lena Schneider, who died in 1915. To this union two daughters were born (Tillie-Mrs. Glenn Kuhns, Tangent, Oreg.; and Nellie, who preceded him in death). Married later to Fanny Yantzi, who died Jan. 30, 1953. Surviving besides his daughters are 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Joe, Beemer, Nebr.; Simeon, Frazee, Minn.; Jake, Shickley, Nebr.), 5 sisters (Mrs. Henry Steider and Mrs. Chris Oswald, Shickley, Nebr.; Mrs. Joe Eichelberger, Mrs. Dan Nitzsche, and Mrs. Ed Wittrig, all of Beemer, Nebr.). Member of the Fairview Church, Albany, Oreg., where services were held on Sept. 17, in charge of Henry Gerig and Verle Nofziger; burial near Lebanon, Oreg.

Chavers, Hattie Lee, born in Henry Co., Ala., in 1876; died in Mobile, Ala., on Oct. 1, 1958; aged 82 y. Married to A. D. Chavers, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children, 44 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Charter member of the Pleasant Grove Church, Brewton, Ala. Funeral services on Oct. 3 at the Craver Funeral Home, Brewton, in charge of Elam B. Hollinger and Edgar S. Denlinger; interment in the Wildfork Community Cemetery.

Geiser, Etta, daughter of Peter P. and the late Anna (Hofstetter) Gerber; born April 13, 1903, Dalton, Ohio; died Sept. 25, 1958, at the Wooster Community Hospital, where she had been admitted on Sept. 23 for cerebral hemorrhage; aged 55 y. 5 m. 12 d. Married on Sept. 27, 1923, to David F. Geiser, Apple Creek, Ohio; now of Kidron, Ohio. Survivors: her husband, 10 children (Clair, Wooster, Ohio; Lloyd, Apple Creek; Dennis, Benton; Roy and David, Jr., at home; Anna-Mrs. Nathan Amstutz, Orrville; Ella-Mrs. Doyle Amstutz, Apple Creek; Verna, Lavina, and Laura at home), 7 grandchildren, her father, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters (Elam Gerber, Kidron; Alvin, Long Beach, Calif.; Wilson, Wooster; Carl, Dalton; Orpah-Mrs. Allen P. Geiser, Apple Creek; Verda-Mrs. Noah Amstutz, Sterling; Ira, Berne, Ind.; and Leonard, Dalton). Two sons, her mother, one brother and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Member of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church where services were held in charge of I. Mark Ross, Louis Amstutz, and Harlan Steffen; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gerig, Lydia, daughter of Jacob B. and Mary (Reck) Boshart; born March 1, 1892, Milford, Nebr.; died at the Lebanon (Oreg.) Community Hospital, Sept. 19, 1958, after a lingering illness; aged 66 y. 6 m. 18 d. Married in 1909 to Ora Stutzman, who died in 1917, leaving 2 sons and 2 daughters. On May 27, 1920, she was married to Amos C. Gerig, Albany, Oreg., who survives. Also surviving are 10 children (Dortha Detweiler, Scio, Oreg.; Harry and Amos, both of Lebanon; Wilma Sanderson, Portland; Blanche Neuschwander, Gordon Stutzman, Daniel Stutzman, Mary Krabill, Clara Krabill, Wayne and Percy, all of Albany), 42 grandchildren, and 9 brothers and sisters (Katie Reil, Emma Roth, Joe Boshart, Nebr.; Henry Boshart, Iowa; Ida Gerig, Lebanon; Dave and Elmer Boshart and Bertha Gerig, Scio, Oreg.). member of the Fairview Church, Albany, Oreg., where funeral services were held on Sept. 22, in charge of N. M. Birky and Allen Erb; burial in I. O. O. F. Cemetery near Lebanon.

Heiser, Kathryn, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Bachman) Heiser, born April 11, 1891, near Fisher, Ill.; died Sept. 21, 1958, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harvey Ingold, Fisher, Ill.; aged 67y. 5 m. 10 d. Member of the East Bend Church. Survivors: 2 sisters (Mrs. Alvin Birkey, Spencerville, Ind.; and Mrs. Harvey Ingold, Fisher, Ill.), 6 brothers (Emanuel and Alvin, both of Dewey, Ill.; Samuel, Jacob, and Jesse, Fisher; and Roy, Sarasota, Fla.). Her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral services Sept. 24, East Bend Church, with Harold Zehr and J. A. Heiser, officiating.; burial in church cemetery.

Ingold, David, son of Joseph and Barbara (Unzicker) Ingold; born July 8, 1869, Livingston Co., Ill.; passed away Aug. 10, 1958, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Knox, Gibson City, Ill.; aged 89 y.1 m. 2 d. Married in 1887 to Pheobe Grieser, Hopedale, Ill., who died in March, 1893. Married Katie Grieser, Feb. 11, 1894, who survives. Church membership in the East Bend congregation, Fisher, Ill. Other survivors: 4 daughters (Lena-Mrs. Avery Weaver, Peoria, Ill.; Lydia-Mrs. Lloyd Cotton, White Pigeon, Mich.; Mary-Mrs. Sam Slagell, Ithaca, Mich.; and Catherine-Mrs. Earl Knox, Gibson City), 5 sons (Raymond, Rantoul, Ill.; Roy, Ludlow, Ill.; Harvey, Fisher; Joe, Urbana; and Dan, White Pigeon, Mich.), 34 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Three sons, 2 brothers, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded him in death.

Miller, John G., son of the late George W. and Martha (Troyer) Miller; born Oct. 15, 1891, Baltic, Ohio; passed away at Akron (Ohio) City Hospital from heart failure after an operation on Sept. 18, 1958; aged 66 y.11 m. 2 d. Married on Jan.11, 1916, to Neva Mae Christner, who died April 13, 1947. One infant son and 2 grandchildren also preceded him in death. On Aug. 30, 1957, he married Lydia Cutlip, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (George T., missionary to Honduras; Arland, Hudson; Junior, Marshallville; Paul, Bedford; David Harrisonburg, Va.), 3 daughters (Grace-Mrs. John E. Nussbaum; Hazel, Goshen, Ind.; Mary Louise, Harrisonburg, Va.), 22 grandchildren, 6 stepchildren (Orval, Stowe; Lyndon, Twinsburg; James, Bedford; Paul, Akron; Isabel-Mrs. William Aldheiser, Bedford; Donald, Hudson), 6 brothers and one sister (Lloyd, Dresden; Chauncey, Barberton; Wade and Dan, Wooster; Raymond, Pandora; Seth, Alliance; Mary-Mrs. Glen Burkholder, Smithville). Member of the Plainview Church, where funeral services were conducted on Sept. 21 by Elmer Stoltzfus, Eugene Yoder, and Dale Nofziger; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Miller, Lovina Elizabeth, daughter of John D. and Amanda (Kuhns) Yoder; born April 26, 1887, McPherson Co., Kans.; died of pulmonary embolism on Sept. 27, 1958, at Hutchinson, Kans.; aged 71 y. 5 m. 11 d. Married on June 5, 1906, to Alf B. Miller, who survives. Other survivors are 6 children (Richard L., Tijeras, N. Mex.; David M., Goshen, Ind.; Lawrence R., Hutchinson, Kans.; Alfred P., Bermuda; Bernice-Mrs. Emery Bontrager, Scott City, Kans.; Louise-Mrs. Ivan Headings, Lebanon, Oreg.), 3 brothers (Alvin, Buena Park, Calif.; Emmon, Jet, Okla.; Dan, Harper, Kans.), 18 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. Member of the Pershing St. Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 30, with Sanford King and J. A. Diener in charge; burial in Yoder Mennonite Cemetery.

Shetler, Warren Lee, son of Omar and Katie (Kipfer) Shetler; born May 14, 1937, Pigeon, Mich.; died at the Denver (Colo.) General Hospital, Aug. 13, 1958, from a sinus infection ; aged 21 y. 2 m. 30 d. Married on Dec. 7, 1957, in Denver, Colo., to Martha Landes, who survives. He began serving in the I-W service program at Denver General Hospital Pharmacy Department in February, 1958. Member of the Pigeon, Mich., Church, and also affiliated with the First Mennonite Church in Denver. Other survivors are his parents, a brother (Lyle), and a sister (Lois), all of Pigeon, Mich. Funerals services on Aug. 16 in Denver were in charge of Marcus Bishop and E. M. Yost. A memorial service was held at the Pigeon Church on Aug. 20 in charge of Donald King and Don Reber. Burial in Denver.

Yoder, Eliza, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Kilmer) Newcomer; born Dec. 17, 1888, Elkhart, Ind.; died Sept. 20, 1958, near Elkhart, Ind., after a heart attack during sleep at her home; aged 69 y. 9 m. 3 d. Married on Nov. 23, 1910, to Harvey N. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Paul, Goshen; Merrill, Escanba, Mich.; Emma-Mrs. Frank Hart, Upper Darby, Pa.; David and Ivan, Elkhart, Ind.; Earl, Miriam-Mrs. Howard Wenger, and Carl, all of Goshen, Ind.), and 19 grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of a family of 9. Member of the Olive Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 27 in charge of Elno Steiner, Ralph Stahly, J. C. Wenger, and C. A. Shank; interment in Olive Cemetery.

Yoder, Henry T., son of Tobias and Mary (Hochstetler) Yoder; born near Kalona, Iowa, Nov. 14, 1862; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will Schrock, Almyra, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1958; aged 95 y. 10m. 11 d. Married in Nov. 14, 1886, to Katie Shetler, who died in 1899. To this union, 2 children were born, Arthur, deceased, and Mrs. Will Schrock, Almyra, Ark. Married in Oct. 1904, to Lena Maust, who died in 1952. Surviving are his daughter, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great grandchildren. Member of the East Union congregation, Kalona, Iowa, where services were held on Sept. 27 in charge of D. J. Fisher and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber; burial in the East Union Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 43 - October 28, 1958 ­ page 1035, 1036

Eby, Lorene Katherine, daughter of Edwin and Elsie (Bechtel) Eby, was born Jan. 3, 1949, Petersburg, Ont.; died on Oct. 10, 1958, near her home when hit by auto while riding a bicycle; aged 9 y. 9 m. 7 d. Surviving are her parents, 4 brothers (Glen, Edward, David, Kenneth), one sister (six months old), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Owen Bechtel, Kitchener, Ont., and Daniel Eby, Petersburg, Ont.), 3 foster sisters (Mrs. Lincoln Bauman, Dorothy and Shirley). Member of the Latschar Church. Funeral services on Oct. 14 at the Manheim Church with Osiah Horst officiating; interment in Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery.

Eicher, Daniel, son of Christian and Catherine Eicher, was born April 12, 1869, near Archbold, Ohio; died Oct. 9, 1958, at his farm home near Stryker, Ohio; aged 89 y. 5 m. 27 d. Married on April 13, 1892, to Emma Wyse, who passed away with an infant son on May 31, 1907, leaving 3 children. On Feb. 7, 1911, he was married to Amanda Short, who died May 3, 1931. To this union were born one son who passed away in infancy. Survivors: 2 daughters and one son (Mary-Mrs. Forrest Short, Stryker, Ohio; Clara-Mrs. Peter J. Short, Archbold, Ohio; and Amos, on the home place), 4 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Henry, Archbold). Also preceding him were 4 brothers, 3 sisters, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Church membership in the Lockport congregation.

Frey, Ezra A., son of Eli and Anna (Short) Frey; born April 8, 1884, near Wauseon, Ohio; died Oct. 1, 1958, at his home; aged 74 y. 5 m. 22 d. He had been bedfast for three years. Married on Dec. 29, 1909, to Cora Miller of Shipshewana, Ind., survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters (Naomi-Mrs. Olen Leupp, Wauseon; Vernon, Archbold; Orpha and Wilbur, at home; Glenferd, Wauseon, and Ray, Archbold), 15 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. Church membership in the West Clinton Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Percy J. Miller, Jesse Short, and D. L. Sommers; burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Good, Lucinda W., daughter of the late Abraham and Susannah (Cressman) Weaver; born June 9, 1872, near Kitchener, Ont.; died unexpectedly on Oct. 6, 1958, at the Twilight Home, High River, Alta.; aged 86 y. 3 m. 27 d. Married on Feb. 13, 1895, to Silas Good, who died Nov. 7, 1938. Three children preceded her in death. Survivors: 2 sons and one daughter (Clayton, High River; Vera-Mrs. Joel Reist, Westward Ho, Alta., and Gordon, High River), 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers. She with her husband and 2 children homesteaded near High River in 1900. The Mt. View Mennonite Church was built on ground donated by them. The first winter she lived on the homestead she saw only two women during the entire winter. Funeral services were held at the Mt. View Church with C. J. Ramer in charge; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Grove, Katie S., daughter of Mrs. Amanda (Strite) and the late Michael Eshleman; born Dec. 3, 1891, Washington Co., Md.; died Oct. 1, 1958, at the Washington Co., Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., from complications of diabetes and heart attack; aged 66 y. 9 m. 38 d. married to Luther Grove on Dec. 3, 1912. Survivors: her husband, 8 children (Martha, Elkhart, Ind.; Erma, Accra Ghana, West Africa; Leona-Mrs. Melvin Mussleman, Gardners, Pa.; Amanda-Mrs. Ray Dick, Buhler, Kans.; John E., Mercersburg, Pa.; Arthur E., Mason-Dixon, Pa.; Clarence E., Greencastle, Pa., Luther Jr., Hagerstown, Md.), her mother, one brother (John S., Reid, Md.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Martin, Smithsburg, Md.; Mrs. Melvin Martin, Chewsville, Md.). Member of the Cedar Grove Church, Greencastle, Pa., where funeral services were held on Oct. 5, with Harvey S. Shank, Abram M. Baer, and Nelson L. Martin officiating; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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