Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1959

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Baker, Sanford, son of J. John and Mary (Miller) Baker; born Dec. 6, 1873; died at Needmore. W. Va., March 14, 1959; aged 85 y. 3 m. 8 d. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Amanda Hines, Rock Oak; and Sally, Lost City), 6 sons (Benjamin, Cumberland, Md.; Robert. Rock Oak; Charles, Wheatfield, Va.; Nelson and Jasper, Winchester, Va.; and Virgil, McKeesport, Pa.), 15 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Jane Combs, died on Jan. 29, 1929. and one son on July 19. 1933. He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, Needmore. Funeral services at the Asbury Methodist Church. March 15, were conducted by S. A. Shank and B. W. Wright; interment in nearby cemetery.

Beiler, George W., son of the late Christian J. and Barbara (Keener) Beiler; born Sept. 14, 1884. in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack while driving a truck three miles from home; aged 74 y. 4 m. 9 d. Married on Dec. 5, 1907. to Susie Kauffman, who died July 5, 1953; married the second time to Barbara (Smoker) Click, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 4 daughters (Christian E., Paradise, Pa.; Elmer K., Parkesburg, Pa.; Mary -Mrs. John Yoder, Gap, Pa.; Katie- Mrs. Samuel Augsburger, New Holland, Pa.; Lillian- Mrs. Abram King, Paradise; and Hilda- Mrs. Samuel A. Stoltzfus, Gap). 2 stepsons and 4 stepdaughters (Elsie- Mrs. Sylvan Kauffman and Mrs. Mary Smucker. Bird in Hand, Pa.; Elma- Mrs. Paul Smucker, Port Allegany, Pa.; Elmer Click, Bird in Hand, Pa.; Lena- Mrs. Paul Lapp, Coatesville, Pa.; and Daniel Click, Bird in Hand), and one sister (Barbara- Mrs. Samuel l. Smoker, Gap). One daughter died in infancy. In April, 1927, he was ordained to the ministry in the Amish Mennonite Church, and on March 16, 1958, to the office of bishop. He had a deep concern for the future church. Funeral services were conducted at the Weavertown Church, Jan. 27, by Jonas Hershberger, Leroy Stoltzfus, and Eli Tice; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Brubaker, Lizzie R., daughter of Christian S. and Mary N. (Risser) Franck; born May 23, 1871. at Kissel Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa.; died after an illness of about 5 weeks at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Raymond Nissley, Mt. Joy, Pa., March 12, 1959; aged 87 y. 9 m. 17 d. Married on May 10, 1891, at Lititz, Pa., to Allen L. Brubaker, who died Jan. 15, 1948. Surviving are 6 sons and 5 daughters (Allen F., Lititz; Elsie- Mrs. Noah W. Risser, Hershey, Pa.; Florence- Mrs. Elam B. Longenecker, Manheim; Helen- Mrs. Raymond E. Nissley, Mt. Joy; Walter F., Hershey; Harold F., Palmyra; Warren E., Hershey; Fannie E.- Mrs. Ivan G. Martin. Ephrata;
Arlene C.- Mrs. Luke Mosemann, Lititz; Charles E., Elizabethtown; and J. Arthur, Palmyra), 50 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, one sister (Ada- Mrs. David Stauffer, Lebanon), and one brother (Levi R., Ardmore, Pa.). One son and 2 daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Stauffer Church, where funeral services were held March 15, in charge of J. Frank Zeager and Harold Forwood; interment in Longeneckers Brethren Church Cemetery near Lititz.

Chupp, Enos J., son of Jacob and Dena (Miller) Chupp; born at Rollo, N. Dak., Oct. 19,1898; died March 4, 1959, at the Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital, of a heart condition with which he had been afflicted for the last 5 years; aged 60 y. 4 m. 13 d. Married on Dec. 24, 1931, to Lizzie Ann Hostetler, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Phyllis- Mrs. Freeman Miller, Middlebury, Ind.; Mervin and Mary Ellen- Mrs. Mervin Christner, both of Goshen; Marlin, Benton, Ind.; Elsie, Wilbur, Dorothy, Elvie, and Ivan, at home), his mother (Mrs. Dena Yoder, Millersburg, Ind.). 2 brothers (Jesse and Clarence. Goshen). 6 sisters (Mollie- Mrs. Louis Pontz, Climax, Mich.; Mrs. Susan Fortino. Elkhart; Savilla- Mrs. Clarence Troyer, Millersburg; Fannie- Mrs. Glenn Stoneburner. South Bend, Ind.; Lydia- Mrs. David Yoder. Goshen; and Dena Chupp. Millersburg), and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the Amish Church. Funeral services were held March 7 at the Burkholder Church, in charge of Elam Hostetler. Daniel Bontrager, and Russell Krabill; burial in Thomas Cemetery.

Driver, Mary Magdalene, daughter of Joseph N. and Fannie L. (Rhodes) Driver; born near Timberville, Va., Dec. 25, 1868; died at her home in Waynesboro, Va., Jan. 19, 1959; aged 90 y. 25 d. Surviving are one brother (Fred) and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Springdale Mennonite Church for over 74 years. She was elected deaconess for the congregation during the latter part of her life. Funeral services at the Springdale Church, Jan. 21, were in charge of Franklin E. Weaver; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Ebersole, Mary B., daughter of Edwin and Jane C. (Alyesworth) Bennett; born June 10, 1875. New Lisbon, N.Y.; died at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital. March 12, 1959; aged 83 y. 9 m. 2 d. She suffered a stroke 3 years ago and had been bedfast since. Surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Clarence, La Junta, Colo.; Ardus- Mrs. LeRoy Hostetler, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Allen, now of Woodstock, Newfoundland; Helen- Mrs. Clifford Mann, Goshen, Ind.; and Ruth- Mrs. Leon Glick, Wooster, Ohio), 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. The oldest son died in infancy. Married on Dec. 7, 1898, to Edwin E. Ebersole, who survives. She was a member of the Prairie Street Church, Elkhart, Ind. Funeral services were held in the Yoder Funeral Home. March 14, in charge of John H. Mosemann and Sanford C. Yoder; interment in Prairie Street Cemetery.

Eigsti, Vernon F., son of John and Ida (Smoker) Eigsti; born in Bureau Co., Ill., March 4, 1894; died in the Goshen Hospital Oct. 23, 1958; aged 64 y. 7 m. 19 d. On June 7, 1932. he was married to Frances Esther look, who preceded him in death by about one year. Surviving are one daughter (Phyllis- Mrs. Leroy S. Troyer, who with her husband lived at home), 3 brothers (Ira H., Sarasota, Fla.; Wilmer E., Hastings, Nebr.; and Linus J., Eugene, Oreg.). and 3 sisters (Carrie- Mrs. W. E. Grey, Dover, Fla.; Alice -Mrs. John Roche, Flanagan, Ill.; and Arlene -Mrs. William Schwartzentruber, Peoria, Ill.). He was a Christian from his youth. Funeral services at the Yoder Funeral Home. Oct. 26, were in charge of John H. Mosemann; interment in Violet Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

Geiser, Fred F., son of Fredrick and Maryann (Zuercher) Geiser; born Aug. 13, 1886, near Kidron, Ohio; died of coronary thrombosis March 20, 1959. at the Wooster (Ohio) Community Hospital; aged 72 y. 7 m. 7 d. Married at Kidron, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 1910, to Lena Nussbaum, who died June 23, 1956. He was a retired farmer and built ladders and chests. Surviving are 3 daughters and 5 sons (Ellen- Mrs. Alvin Steiner, Mt. Crawford, Va.; Mary Ann- Mrs. Sylvan Lehman, Millersburg, Ohio; Noah, Wooster; Alvin, Millersburg; Harvey, Orrville; George, Fredericksburg; Paul, Apple Creek; and Lena- Mrs. Clifford Stutzman, Dalton), 50 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 4 brothers (Peter, Apple Creek; Benjamin, Orrville; Allen, Dalton; and William, Apple Creek). One daughter, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Sonnenberg Church, where funeral services were held March 23, in charge of Louis Amstutz, Harlan Steffen, Myron Amstutz. and I. Mark Ross; interment in Sonnenberg Cemetery.

Graber, Rhonda Jean, infant daughter of Joseph and Joan (Sayles) Graber, Goshen, Ind.; born March 4, 1959; died March 12. Surviving are her parents, 3 brothers, a twin sister (Rhoda Joan), and both grandmothers. A prayer service was held at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home by John Mosemann on March 14; interment in West Goshen Cemetery.

Helmuth, Ervin Lee, son of John and Savilla (Kauffman) Helmuth; born July 6, 1944, at LaGrange, Ind.; died of encephalitis March 15, 1959, at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Ind.; aged 14 y. 8 m. 9 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Melvin, Eli LaVern, and Stanley), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Helmuth, Middlebury, Ind.; and Mr. and Mrs. David J. Kauffman, Shipshewana. Ind.). He was a member of the Plato Church. Funeral services were held at the Shore Church, March 17, with Ivan Miller, Willis Troyer, and Titus Morningstar officiating; interment in Shore Cemetery.

Hostetler, Barbara Ellen, daughter of the late John and Catherine (King) Zook; born in Mifflin Co., Pa., March 21, 1870; died of a weakened heart due to old age at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Blosser, Tampico, Ill., Jan. 14, 1959; aged 88 y. 9 m. 24 d. Married on Feb. 15, 1892, to Pius Hostetler, of Cass Co., Mo., who died July 2, 1937. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters (Katie- Mrs. Joe Blosser, Tampico; Carrie- Mrs. Joe Eigsti, Shelbyville; John E., Roanoke; Joe S., Tampico; and Lizzie Mae- Mrs. Chris Eigsti. Rock Falls); also surviving are 37 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers (Jake, Springfield, Ohio; Ira Milton, Portsmouth, Va.; Oliver, Belleville, Pa.; Perry, Lancaster, Pa.; and Blaine, Allensville, Pa.). and 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Phillips and Carrie- Mrs. Harry Kennedy, both of Allensville, Pa.). Preceding her in death were 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 3 grandchildren. and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Fairfield A.M. Church. where funeral services were held Jan. 17, in charge of Harold Hostetler; interment at Shelbyville. Ill.

Imhoff, Nora, daughter of Peter and Magdalene (Dellenbach) Garber; born Oct. 12, 1877, at Washington, Ill.; died of complications due to old age March 14, 1959. at the Eureka Hospital, Eureka. Ill.; aged 81 y. 5 m. 2 d. Married on Jan. 18, 1900, at Lowpoint, Ill., to Samuel P. Imhoff. who died in 1950. Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Peter S., Ruth, and Sanford), 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. A son and a daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Metamora Church, where funeral services were held March 16, in charge of Roy Bucher; interment in Hickory Point Cemetery.

Kanagy, Stella, daughter of Oliver and Lydia (Kauffman) Yoder; born Aug. 11, 1889, at West Liberty, Ohio; died Jan. 25, 1959, at the home of Mrs. Eva Stanley, West Mansfield, Ohio, where she had received care for the past two years; aged 69 y. 5 m. 14 d. Married Dec. __ , 1932. to George Kanagy, who died Aug. __, 1956. Survivors include 4 stepsons (Willis, Manitou, Colo; Forrest, Biglerville, Pa.; Nelson and Earl, West Liberty), a stepdaughter (Sadie King, West Liberty), and a number of step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church. Funeral services were held at the Hostetter Memorial Home, Jan. 27, conducted by Edward Stoltzfus; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Kauffman, Amanda, born Feb. 5, 1862, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died March 16, 1959, in the Lagrange County Hospital of complications of old age; aged 97 y. 1 m. 11 d. Married in 1882 to Andrew Kauffman, who died Aug. 6, 1931. Surviving are 4 daughters (Alice- Mrs. Atlee Weaver, Emma- Mrs. Edward Maust, and Bertha- Mrs. Earl Garber, all of Goshen, Ind.; and Delia - Mrs. Ed Christner, Topeka, Ind.), one son (Clyde Kauffman, Brutus, Mich.), 11 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Clinton Frame Church, where funeral services were held March 19, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger and Edwin J. Yoder; interment in Union Chapel Cemetery.

Landis, Joseph D., son of Benjamin and Eliza (Detweiler) Landis; born March 17, 1871, in Bedminster Twp., Pa.; died Jan. 16, 1959, at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., after a stroke; aged 87 y. 9 m. 30 d. Married on Jan. 2, 1904 to Amanda Landes, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (B. Harrison, Perkasie, Pa.; Clayton, Bedminster, Pa.; Elizabeth- Mrs. Montford Wasser, Pipersville, Pa.; Cora- Mrs. Martin Beer, Perkasie, Pa.; and Norman, Palm Harbor, Fla.), 12 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Clarence Fretz, Lansdale, Pa.). He was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 20, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Leatherman, Jacob G., son of Samuel M. and Catherine (Gahman) Leatherman; born Oct. 5, 1884, in Bedminster Twp., Pa.; died Jan. 18, 1959, of a cerebral hemorrhage in Plumstead Twp., Pa.; aged 74 y. 3 m. 13 d. Married on Oct. 5, 1910, to Bessie Detweiler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 2 sons (Abram D., Doylestown, Pa.; Catherine- Mrs. Harold Moyer; Clarence D. and Alveida- Mrs. Noah Rice, Jr., Pipersville, Pa.), 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 3 brothers (Annie- Mrs. Wilson Overholt, Ottsville, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Meyers, Bedminster; Samuel G., Perkasie; John G. and Harvey G., Ottsville, Pa.). One child preceded him in death. He was a member of. the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 24, in charge of Abram Yothers and Ervin Nace; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Martin, Adam H., son of the late Moses M. and Emma (Hollinger) Martin; born June 3, 1903; died of a coronary occlusion at his home in Bareville, Pa., Jan. 30, 1959; aged 55 y. 7 m. 27 d. On April 17, 1927, he was married to Katie Hornberger, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 4 daughters (Harold, East Earl, Pa.; Mildred- Mrs. John Kennel, Jr., Parkesburg; Ervin, East Petersburg; Arele- Mrs. Melvin Graver, Cochranville; Leon, Lancaster; Melvin, Beatrice, Verna, and Galen, at home), 10 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 4 brothers (Anna- Mrs. Jacob Esbenshade, New Holland; Harvey H., Leacock; Samuel H., Lititz; Eva- Mrs. Noah Hurst, East Earl; Elmer H., Lebanon; Walter H., East Earl; and Mabel- Mrs. Ivan Wenger, New Holland). He was a member of the Groffdale Church, where services were held Feb. 2, in charge of Mahlon Witmer and Wesley P. Martin; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Martin, Carrie, daughter of Joel B. and Mary (Ziegler) Lehman; born July 3, 1888, near North Lima, Ohio; died of cancer at her home in Chester Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 24, 1959; aged 70 y. 7 m. 21 d. Married on Dec. 22, 1936, to Amos Martin, who survives. Her husband was ordained as deacon in 1943. Also surviving are a sister (Anna- Mrs. William B. Martin), a half sister (Mrs. Andrew Koppes), and a half brother (John Lehman). She was a member of the Chester Church, Wooster, Ohio, where funeral services were held, in charge of Carl J. Good, assisted by Wm. Ramer, Joseph Martin, J. B. Snyder, David Weaver, and Paul Horst.

Myers, Edith M., daughter of John M. and Ella S. (Myers) Myers; born Feb. 9, 1921; died of cancer of the throat March 10, 1959, at Sellersville, Pa.; aged 38 y. 1 m. 1 d. Surviving are 2 brothers (Chester M. and Leidy M.). She was a member of the Groveland Church. Funeral services at the Deep Run Mennonite Church, March 14, were in charge of William Overholt and Omar Showalter; interment in Deep Run Cemetery.

Rediger, Peter, son of Jacob and Katie (Schertz) Rediger; born May 14,1875, at Eureka, Ill.; died of infirmities of old age March 24, 1959, at the Seward (Nebr.) Memorial Hospital; aged 83 y. 10 m. 10 d. Oh Jan. 9, 1902, he married Lena Summers, who died July 21, 1953, after over 51 years of married life. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons (Frieda- Mrs. Ray Stauffer and Irma- Mrs. Elmer Burkey, both of Milford, Nebr.; Lucille- Mrs. Dean Nelson, Lincoln, Nebr.; Harry E., Seward; and Clinton, Milford), one sister (Mrs. Lydia Schrock, Ontario, Calif.), 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He operated a hardware store before his retirement in 1952. He was a charter member of the Bellwood Church at Milford, where funeral services were held March 27, in charge of Ivan R. Lind and Peter Kennel; interment in East Fairview Cemetery.

Sauder, Ezra, son of Henry and Mary (Lehman) Sauder; born Oct. 12, 1882, at Millbank, Ont.; died of a stroke March 20, 1959, at Kitchener, Ont.; aged 76 y. 5 m. 14 d. Married on Dec. 20, 1916, to Sarah Housser, who survives. He was a farmer. Surviving are one daughter and 3 sons (Lena- Mrs. Earl Feick, Vernon, Lewis, and Clayton), 2 brothers (Jacob and Aaron), one sister (Maryann), and 13 grandchildren. He was a member of the St. Jacobs (Ont.) Church, where funeral services were held March 29, with Raymond L. Kramer and J. B. Martin in charge; interment in St. Jacobs Cemetery.

Sherman, George W ., son of the late Harrison and Anna (Fitzwater) Sherman; born at Philippi, W. Va., Feb. 29, 1880; died at Moorefield, W. Va., Feb. 25, 1959, after a lingering illness; aged 78 y. 11 m. 27 d. His wife, Hanna, preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 sons (Haymond, Ashland, Ohio; Arnold and William, Moorefield), 5 daughters (Mrs. Ollie Bobo,. Moorefield; Mrs. Grace Chase, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Eva Riggleman, Cumberland; and Mrs. Nellie May, Gettysburg, Pa.), and a number of grandchildren. He was received into the Salem Mennonite Church on June 22, 1958. Funeral services were held at the Thursh Funeral Home, Moorefield, Feb. 27, conducted by S. A. Shank; burial at Rig, W. Va.

Schrock, Malinda, daughter of Christian L. and Anna (Roth) Ropp; born Feb. 6, 1897, at Pigeon, Mich.; died of a heart attack March 16, 1959, near Wauseon, Ohio; aged 62 y. 1 m. 10 d. Married on June 12, 1924, at Pigeon, Mich., to Serenus Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Ilva- Mrs. Maurice Stuckey, Gladys- Mrs. Wayne Nofziger, Verda- Mrs. Donald Rupp, Annabelle- Mrs. Leroy Rupp, and Mary Louise), one son (Donald), 2 brothers (Joseph and Arthur), and 4 sisters (Mabel Ropp, Sadie- Mrs. Ben Beachy, Mary- Mrs. Allen Slagel, and Sylvina- Mrs. Ray Wyse). Preceding her in death were 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and 2 grandchildren. She was a member of the Tedrow Church, where funeral services were held March 20, in charge of Roy Sauder and Jesse Yoder; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Slabaugh, Ella, daughter of Christian and Barbara Eash; born March 30, 1874, at Middlebury, Ind.; died at her home near Goshen, Ind., Jan. 12, 1959; aged 84 y. 9 m. 13 d. On Sept. 14, 1893, she was married to John F. Slabaugh, whose life she shared for more than 65 years. This home was blessed with 3 children, 2 having preceded her in death. Surviving are one son (Paul, Goshen), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother (William E., Spokane, Wash.). She was a fine Christian example to all who knew her. Funeral services at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Jan. 15, were in charge of S. C. Yoder and John H. Mosemann; interment in Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart.


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Kanagy, Simon C., son of Christian and Barbara (Sharp) Kanagy; born Jan. 20, 1885, Allensville, Pa.; died of a heart ailment after a brief illness on March 30, 1959, Narvon, Pa.; aged 74 y. 2 m. 10 d. Married on Dec. 16, 1909, to Emma E. look, who died May 25, 1954. Occupation: painter. Surviving are 2 daughters (Sadie- Mrs. Daniel B. Weaver, Elverson, Pa.; and Elsie- Mrs. Millard Shoup, Narvon, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Conestoga Church, where funeral services were held April 2, in charge of Ira Kurtz and Christian Kurtz; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller, Charles D., son of Daniel B. and Kathryn (Stutzman) Miller; born March 24, 1870, near Wellman, Iowa; died March 26, 1959, after a three-month illness; aged 89 y. 2 d. He was baptized on his confession of faith in the English River in his youth. On Oct. 12, 1893, he was married to Ida Fisher, who survives. Two children were born to this union, one son (Murrie, Kalona, Iowa), and one daughter (Gertrude- Mrs. Ralph Gingerich, Wellman). Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew who were reared in their home (Mrs. Maynard Reber, Kalona, and Carl Miller, Elkhart, Ind.), one sister (Vena- Mrs. John H. Slaubaugh), and one brother (Al), both of Wellman. He was a charter member of the Daytonville Church. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Church on March 28 in charge of Geo. S. Miller, Max Yoder, and J. Y. Swartzendruber; interment in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Miller, John A. E., son of Alexander and Catharine (Miller) Miller; born Sept. 2, 1887, Holmes Co., Ohio; died of cancer on his lungs and tumors on the spine in the Aultman Hospital, March 29, 1959; aged 71 y. 6 m. 27 d. Surviving are one brother and 4 sisters (Robert, Millersburg; Martha, Trail; Mrs. John look, Smithville; Mrs. A. S. Wengerd and Mrs. A. J. Miller, both of Berlin). One brother and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Martins Creek Church. Funeral services were conducted in the Berlin Church on April 1 by Paul Hummel, Earl Miller, and Simon Sommer; burial in the Berlin Cemetery.

Miller, Lizzie, daughter of Jonathan and Katie (Miller) Eash; born Aug. 27, 1875, near Shipshewana, Ind.; died March 23, 1959, in the Lagrange Co. Hospital: aged 83 y. 6 m. 24 d. On March 19 she attended the Shore Sewing Circle meeting, and that evening went to the Shore prayer meeting with Bro. and Sister Fred Lambright, with whom she was living. After their return home she suffered a stroke, fell, and fractured her hip. At the hospital 4 days later she had another stroke and passed away. Married on Sept. 30, 1893, to Noah J. Hostetler, who died Nov. 2, 1933. They had 5 children (Goldie -Mrs. Charles Swartzendruber, Los Angeles, Calif.; S. Jay, missionary in Ghana, West Africa; Jonathan, Peoria, Ill., and Wilbur and Lloyd, Goshen, Ind.). Surviving are also 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. On June 30, 1940, she married Josiah J. Miller, who died April 22, 1958. By this marriage she became Mother to his children (Irwin, Percy, Mabel- Mrs. Fred Lambright, Orpha- Mrs. Jerry Troyer, Clara- Mrs. Cletus Berkey, Alta- Mrs. Perry Berkey, of the Shipshewana area, and Rachel- Mrs. Sam Miller, Goshen), and grandmother to 33 and great-grandmother to 75 more descendants. Of her 6 brothers and sisters, Levi E. Eash, Middlebury, is the only survivor. She was a lifelong member of the Forks and Shore churches, where she was always willing to perform any service assigned to her. She prayed much for Christian missions in other states and foreign countries also. Funeral services at the Shore Church were in charge of Homer Miller, Early Bontrager, and Lee Miller; interment in the Miller Cemetery.

Roth, Fannie, daughter of John and Annie (Jantzi) Gerber, was born July 31,1897, Wilmont, Minn.; died March 14, 1959, at the Victoria Hospital, London, Ont.; aged 61 y. 6 m. 11 d. Married on Nov. 12, 1953, at Baden, Ont., to Christ Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 5 stepsons and 5 stepdaughters (Clarence, Newton, Ont.; Elmer and Lester, Brit ton, Ont.; Clayton, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mervyn, Waterloo, Ont.; Irma- Mrs. Clayton Schultz, Milverton; Viola- Mrs. Abner Leis, Wellesley; Mildred- Mrs. Melvin Shantz, Alma; Gladys- Mrs. Jacob Spenler, Stratford; and Marjorie- Mrs. Ervin Albrecht, Copper Cliff), and one sister (Anna- Mrs. John Gascho). She was a member of the Riverdale A.M. Church, Millbank, Ont., where funeral services were held March 18 in charge of Menno Zehr and David Jantzi; interment in the Nafziger A.M. Cemetery.

Sarvis, Albert James, son of Sarah Cramer, born Nov. 14, 1909, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; died of a heart attack on March 29, 1959, at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital; aged 49 y. 4 m. 15 d. Married on Dec. 25, 1934, to Elsie Ramer, who survives. He was a shipping clerk at Knouse Foods Co. Surviving are 6 children (Pearl A., Carl A., Ruth Y., Glen A., lean L., and Virginia M.) all at home; 2 sisters (Mrs. Evelyn McFarland and Mrs. High Clouser), and one stepsister (Mrs. Emma Dubel), all of Harrisburg, Pa. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church, where funeral services were held April 1 in charge of Walter H. Lehman and John B. Sollenberger; interment in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Schmucker, Catherine I., daughter of Michael and Barbara (Yoder) Schloneger; born Oct. 12, 1862, Louisville, Ohio; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John D. Miller, Louisville, on April 3, 1959; aged 96 y. 5 m. 22 d. Married on Dec. 8, 1881, to Jacob Schmucker. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. Her husband died on Jan. 22, 1910. Also preceding her in death were 3 sons, one daughter, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Surviving are 2 daughters (Lydia, with whom she had her home, and Anna. also of the home), 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Beech Church for 78 years. Funeral services were held at the church with O. N. Johns and Ray Bair in charge; interment in the church cemetery.

Sider, Christian, Jr., youngest son of Christian and Barbara (Sherk) Sider, who pioneered in Wainfleet Twp., Upper Canada, over 130 years ago; born Dec. 17. 1862, at Wainfleet, Ont.; died Jan. 7, 1959, on the farm he cleared and built on when he was 21, near Perry Station, Ont.; aged 96 y. 20 d. Married in Dec. 1890, to Anna Mary Dick, who died in 1923. To this union were born 7 children. One preceded him in death. In 1928, he married Mary Ann Gingrich, who died in 1948. He served on the Brethren in Christ Canadian Home Mission Board and in the ministry of the Wainfleet District. Surviving are 3 daughters and 3 sons (Mattie- Mrs. Vernon Pye, Mabel- Mrs. Frank Tucker, Wainfleet; Emma- Mrs. Edward Gilmore, Lowbanks; Earl, Selkirk; Christian III, Collingwood; Calvin, on the home farm), 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He always upheld the Christian ministry and was rewarded with having 2 sons and 5 grandsons as preachers in the church. He was a member of the Wainfleet B.I.C. Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 10 in charge of Wm. Charlton; burial in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Wainfleet.

Slabaugh, John F., son of Samuel S. and Lydia (Schrock) Slabaugh; born June 16, 1871, Kokomo, Ind.; died of complications on April 1, 1959, Goshen, Ind.; aged 87 y. 7 m. 16 d. Married on Sept. 14, 1893, to Ella Eash, who died Jan. 12, 1959. Occupation: retired teacher. Surviving are one son (Paul), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 brothers (J. S., Nappanee; Niles, Kokomo; and Albert, Alta, Mich.), and one sister (Lida- Mrs. Simon Berkey, Amboy). Two children preceded him in death. He was a member of the College Mennonite Church. Funeral services on April 4 at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home were in charge of S. C. Yoder and John H. Mosemann; interment in the Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

Smucker, Verna, daughter of the late Bishop Fred and Lydia (Stutzman) Mast; born March 28, 1887, Millersburg, Ohio; died March 25, 1959; aged 71 y. 11. m. 25 d. On Dec. 27, 1906, she married Daniel M. Smucker, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Mrs. Mabel Yoder, Mrs. Virginia Mast, Daniel Jr., Paul, Elizabeth, Naomi, and Ruth), 16 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Sadie Troyer and Mrs. Joe Nafziger). Four sons and one grandson preceded her in death. She was a member of the Lindale congregation, Edom, Va., where funeral services were held March 28 in charge of John R. Mumaw and John L. Stauffer; burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Snider, Anna Beulah, daughter of Ida (Stauffer) and the late Jacob Snider; born Aug. 27 , 1891, in Waterloo, Ont.; died at the K. & W. Hospital, Kitchener, after a lingering illness; aged 67 y. 6 m. 24 d. On July 31, 1910, she married Clayton Snider, who survives. Also surviving, besides her aged mother and her husband, are one son and 2 daughters (Cameron and Adell- Mrs. Orvie Bauman, Waterloo; and Eleanor- Mrs. Gerald Burns, Berkley, Mich.), 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and 10 grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Erb St. Church where funeral services were held in charge of Ross Bender and J. B. Martin.

Souder, Robert B., son of Jacob G. and Amanda (Benner) Souder; born Dec. 30, 1895, in Skippack Twp., Pa.; died of heart and kidney ailment on March 14, 1959, at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 63 y. 2 m. 13 d. Married to Clara (Nyce) Souder. Occupation: realtor. Surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Ruth- Mrs. William Agar, Jr., and Robert N., both of Souderton, Pa.; and Lois- Mrs. Paul Derstein, Hatfield, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and one sister (George B., Harleysville; Mrs. Anna Hunsicker, Souderton; David B., Graterford; Russell B., Telford; Harry B., Philadelphia; and Asher B., Telford). He was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held on March 18 in charge of Jacob M. Moyer, Russell B. Musselman, and John E. Lapp; interment in the. adjoining cemetery.

Stauffer, Tillman H., son of Henry H. and Susan B. (Harnish) Stauffer; born July 80, 1880, in Manheim Twp., died March 28, 1959, at the Kaylor Farm near Falmouth. He was married in 1904 by Jacob N. Brubacher to Alice R. Miller; who died Dec. 28, 1944. The children to grace the home were Roy M. (deceased), Anna M.- Mrs. Enos K. Good, Mabel M.- Mrs. Willis M. Shenk, and David M., all of Lititz; John M., Middletown, and Mary M.- Mrs. Rohrer M. Groff, Bird in Hand, Pa.) On Jan. 10, 1950, he married Elizabeth M. Kaylor. Also surviving are 3 stepchildren (Helen- Mrs. J. Daniel Brubaker, Manheim; Stanley H. and Clarence H. Kaylor, Elizabethtown), 37 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a sister (Ada Kauffman, Lancaster), and a brother (Harry, Upland, Calif.). He was a fruit farmer. He was a member of the Elizabethtown congregation. Funeral services at the Landis Valley meeting house were in charge of Ira D. Landis and Clarence E. Lutz; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Steckly, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Catherina (Boshart) Kuepfer; born Feb. 2, 1871, at Ontario, Can.; died Jan. 21, 1959, at Albany, Oreg.; aged 87 y. 11 m. 19 d. Married on Nov. 22, 1908, at Milford, Nebr., to Christian C. Steckly. who died July 17. 1944. Surviving are one stepson (Dan) and 3 stepdaughters (Katie- Mrs. Homer Schlegel, Mrs. Mary Schrock, and Amelia- Mrs. Phillip Roth), all of Albany, Oreg., 18 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren.


Gospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 17 - April 28, 1959-page 406, 407, 408

Allebach, Mary R., daughter of the late Milton and Lizzie (Ruth) Cassel; born Jan. 20, 1906, died after a lingering illness on April 1, 1959, at North Penn Hospital, where she was a patient for one day; aged 53 y. 2m. 12 d. Married on June 19, 1926, to Abram G. Allebach, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Betty, at home), and a sister (Mrs. Nora Hackman, Norristown, Pa.). For the past two and one-half years she and her husband had been active workers at the Ambler Mennonite Mission. Funeral services at the Towamencin Church, Kulpsville, Pa., with Ellis L. Mack, John E. Lapp, and Norman A. Hunsberger, officiating; interment in church cemetery.

Axt, Olivia, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Snyder; born March 27, 1888, Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died April 6, 1959, after a lingering illness, Kitchener, Ont.; aged 71 y. 10 d. Married in 1911 to Elam Axt, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Olive-Mrs. Edward Good), 3 brothers (Ervin, Dilman and Herman) 3 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Shantz, Annie, and Mrs. Noah Snyder), and 4 grandchildren. She was a member of the Shantz Church, where funeral services were held April 9 in charge of I. H. Witmer; interment in the Shantz Cemetery.

Detweiler, Sallie N., daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Nice) Landis; born Aug. 1, 1889, Franconia Twp., Pa.; died March 30, 1959, of a heart ailment at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond G. Mininger, Souderton, Pa.; aged 89 y. 7 m. 29 d. Married on July 16, 1889, to Tyson F. Detweiler, who died Sept. 25, 1928. Surviving are one daughter and 6 sons (Mrs. Raymond Mininger, Howard L., both of Souderton; Clayton and Tyson L., both of Telford; Nathaniel, Souderton, Henry L., Telford; and Ellis L., Souderton), 5 sisters (Mrs. Hannah Freed and Mrs. Jonas Kratz, Souderton, Mrs. Wilson Kratz, Morwood; Mrs. John Miniger and Mrs. Rhine Landis, Souderton), 35 grandchildren, 103 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services on April 2 were in charge of Curtis Bergey, Menno Souder, and Arthur D. Ruth; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Heatwole, Justus Bare, son of the late Bishop L. J. and Mary (Coffman) Heatwole; born March 20, 1883, Dale Enterprise, Va.; died at his home in Dale Enterprise, Va., of a heart attack March 10, 1959; aged 75 y. 11 m. 20 d. Surviving are 2 sisters (Annie L. Heatwole and Mrs. Earl L. Grove), and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were 5 sisters. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services on March 12 at the Weaver Church were in charge of Oliver Keener, Lloyd Horst, Mahlon Blosser, and Isaac Risser; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Floyd, son of C. C. and Naomi (Yoder) Swartzendruber, born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Jan. 28, 1906; died of a brain tumor at the Veteran's Hospital, Portland, Oreg., March 30, 1959; aged 53 y. 2 m. 2 d. He lived in the Johnson Co., community most of his life. In 1947 he went to Oregon, where he was making his home with a Rev. Whitney at the time of his death. Surviving are his mother, 2 sisters (Fern-Mrs. Lyle Herring, Crawforsville, Iowa; and Velma-Mrs. Ernie Yoder, Wellman), and one brother (Eldon, Kalona). His father and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman were in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber; interment in the East Union Cemetery.

Teuscher, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Catherine Roth; born Sept. 29, 1875, Morton, Ill.; died of complications due to age on March 28, 1959, at Gibson City, Ill.; aged 83 y. 5 m. 27 d. Married to John Teuscher, who died April 30, 1935. Surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Daniel, Melvin, Mrs. Esther Zehr, Mrs. Fred Oyer, and Mrs. Clara Heiser), 2 brothers and one sister (D. K. Roth, Gibson City, Samuel and Amelia Roth, Morton, Ill.). She was a member of the East Bend Church. Funeral services on April 1 at the Gibson City Bible Church were in charge of J. A. Heiser and Leslie Gamble; interment in the East Bend Cemetery.

Wenger, Charles Owen, son of Eva (Louks) and the late David Wenger, born July 30, 1900, near Goshen, Ind.; died of cancer on March 21, 1959, at Goshen; aged 58 y. 7 m. 19 d. Married in 1917 to Goldie Weldy, who survives. He was a farmer near Wakarusa, Ind. Also surviving are 7 daughters and 5 sons(Faye-Mrs. Merrill Yoder, and Leota-Mrs. Alvin Yoder, of Elkhart; Myrtle-Mrs. Orville Kehr, Vada-Mrs. Raymond Blosser, and Doris-Mrs. John Nunemaker, all of Goshen; Helen-Mrs. John De Frese, Edwardsburg, Mich.; and Phyllis-Mrs. Larry Stauffer, Denver, Colo.; Charles Jr., David Owen, and Kenneth, Elkhart; Larry and Lester at home), his mother, 19 grandchildren, and 6 sisters (Mrs. Oma Martin, Elkhart; Mrs. Samuel Bixler, Mrs. John Ramer, and Mrs. Harold Schrock, all of Goshen; Mrs. Oscar Weaver, Wakarusa, and Mrs. William Miller, Middlebury). In his last days he confessed Christ. Funeral services on March 24 at the Olive Church were in charge of Howard Zehr and Peter Wiebe; interment in the Olive Cemetery.

Yoder, Anna, daughter of John and Katie (Miller) Schlatter; born near Wayland, Iowa, Feb. 7, 1882; died after a lingering illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Troyer, Kalona, Iowa, on March 27, 1959; aged 77 y. 1 m. 20 d. Married on Dec. 2, 1908, to William Emery Yoder, Parnell, Iowa, who died Feb. 13, 1950. Surviving are their two children (J. Paul, Wellman and Ethel-Mrs. Raymond Troyer, Kalona, Iowa), 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Lena-Mrs. Simon Gingerich, David and John, all of Wayland; William and Emma-Mrs. Cornelius Schrock, both of Shipshewana, Ind.), and 7 grandchildren. She was a member of the Wellman Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Max Yoder, J. John J. Miller, and George S. Miller; burial in the West Union Cemetery.

Yoder, Harvey Phillip, son of Jonas D. and Leah C. Yoder; born Aug. 18, 1906, at Belleville, Pa.; died of a coronary occlusion Dec. 28, 1958, at Lewistown, Pa.; aged 52 y. 4 m. 10 d. married on Jan. 9, 1927, to Martha Hertzler, Belleville, Pa., who died Sept. 10, 1948. Married in 1951 to Rachel Green Berryhill, who survives. He was a carpenter and a businessman. Surviving are 4 children (Oren R., Levittown, Pa.; Shirley-Mrs. Roy Kahler, Camp Hill, Pa.; Glen L., Rutherford Heights, Pa.; and Jay D. [I-W service], Lebanon, Pa.), and one sister (Frona-Mrs. Christ Smoker, Belleville). Funeral services were held Dec. 31, at Lewistown, Pa., in charge of Waldo E. Miller; interment in Wm. Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas

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