Cressman, Matilda, daughter of Matilda Erb, was born March 4, 1874, at Erbsville, Ont.; died May 6, 1959, at Kitchener, Ont.; aged 85 y. 2 m. 2 d. She was married on March 14, 1900, to Adam S. Cressman, who died April 22, 1930. Surviving are 2 children (Grace and Clare) and 3 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services on May 9, were in charge of C. F. Derstine and Edgar Metzler; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Derr, Sarah, daughter of Henry and Hannah (Hunsberger) Derr, was born Oct. 18, 1862, near Elkhart, Ind.; died of complications of old age at the LuAnn Nursing Home, Nappanee, Ind., June 20, 1959; aged 96 y. 8m. 2d. She was the third youngest of a family of 18 children, all of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are 12 nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Olive Church, where funeral services were held June 23, in charge of Elno Steiner and Venus Arnold; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger, Harry C., son of Harvey E. and Minnie (Blough) Hershberger, was born April 19, 1907, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack April 28, 1959, at Davidsville, Pa.; aged 52 y. 9 m. He was married on Sept. 25, 1926, to Annie Mishler, who survives. Occupation: electrician and appliance store owner and manager. Also surviving are 2 children (Mrs. Betty Weigle and Mrs. Bernice Eash), 2 grandchildren, one brother (William C.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Folk and Mrs. Florence Yoder). He was the operator of the church's public address and recording system and made use of the recordings for the benefit of shut-ins and others. He was a member of the Stahl Church, where funeral services on May 1 were in charge of Sanford G. Shetler and David C. Alwine; interment in Stahl Cemetery.
Horst, Enoch G., son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Good) Horst, was born Jan. 12, 1876, at Conestogo, Ont.; died June 6, 1959, at Galt, Ont.; aged 83 y. 4m. 25 d. He was married in 1898 to Sarah Ann Gremm, who died in March, 1948. One daughter also preceded him in death. Occupation: carpenter and painter. Surviving are 5 children (Stanley, Lorne, Ada-Mrs. Ivan Shantz, Laura-Mrs. Stuebing, and Hilda-Mrs. Lloyd Shantz), 23 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held June 9, in charge of C. F. Derstine and Edgar Metzler; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Ropp, Marietta Kay, infant daughter of Daniel and Irva (Roth) Ropp, was born June 28, 1959, at the Albany (Oreg.) General Hospital; died June 29, 1959. Surviving are her parents, 3 brothers (Reynold Gene, Mervin Wayne, and Vilas Daniel), all of Albany, and grandparents (Daniel F. and Barbara Ropp, Albany; and William and Emma Roth, Milford, Nebr.).
Slagell, Jane Louise, daughter of M .J. and Lucy (Kiker) Waters, was born March 5, 1899, at Epworth, Ga.; died of lung cancer June 26, 1959, at her home near Hydro, Okla.; aged 60 y. 3 m. 21 d. On Nov. 8, 1922, she was married to Daniel Slagell, who died May 18, 1943. To this union 5 children were born. Surviving are the children (Beulah-Mrs. Ira Switzer, Thomas, Okla.; Layman, of the home; Daniel and Carl Dean, Hydro; and Maxton, at home), 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters (her twin brother, Arthur, Pueblo, Colo.; Phoebe-Mrs. Henry Shantz and John, Hydro; Charlie, Thomas; Mary-Mrs. Clarence Trolinger, Fayetteville, Ark.; and Layman, La Junta, Colo.). She was a member of the Pleasant View Church, Hydro, where funeral services were held June 29, in charge of Alva Swartzendruber and J. G. Hartzler; interment in nearby cemetery.
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Baechler, Peter Z., son of the late Joseph and Anna (Zehr) Baechler, was born Dec. 10, 1876, in Perth Co., Ont.; died at the Stratford Hospital, June 22, 1959; aged 82 y. 6m. 12 d. On Jan. 22, 1903, he was married to Katherine Steinman, who died in 1928. Surviving are 3 sons and 4 daughters (Elmer, Wellesley, Lorne, Reuben, and Talma-Mrs. Josiah Roth, Shakespeare; Edna-Mrs. Chris Zehr and Mable-Mrs. Eldon Erb, Tavistock; and Edtih-Mrs. Lloyd Lebold, Shakespeare), 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Joseph, Tavistock; Amos, New Hamburg; Barbara-Mrs. John Ruby and Katherine-Mrs. Jacob Brenneman, Tavistock), 31 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. One brother and 6 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church, in charge of Dan Wagler and Henry Yantzi.
Brenneman, Anna V., daughter of John and Anna (Coffman) Swartz, was born April 3, 1889, in Rockingham Co., Va.; died after a lingering illness at the Lima (Ohio) Hospital, July 12, 1959; aged 70 y. 3 m. 9 d. On Aug. 22, 1907, she was married to Jacob A. Brenneman, who survives. Also surviving are their 4 children (Edna-Mrs. Merle Stemen, William O., Freda-Mrs. Paul Smith, and Elizabeth-Mrs. Richard Ross, all of the Elida community), 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Mrs. Bertie Stalter, Elida; Mrs. Ina Shenk, Phoenixville, Pa.; Clyde, Lima; Jacob, Detroit; William, Davison, Mich.; and Alden, Sebewaing, Mich.). Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Pick Church, July 14, in charge of Harold Good, Otho Shenk, and Richard Martin; burial in Salem Cemetery.
Eash, Leah Kathryn, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Roush) Martin, was born June 3, 1889, at Hopedale, Ill.; died after a lingering illness July 6, 1959, at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill.; aged 70 y. 1 m. 3 d. She was married on Sept. 17, 1922, at Hopedale, Ill., to Emmanuel Eash, who survives. Also surviving are 2 stepsons (Walter, Meadows; and Roy, Venicia, Calif.), one sister (Mrs. Bertha Birky, Kouts, Ind.), one brother (Elmer, Hopedale), 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Four sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Hopedale Church, where funeral services were held July 9, in charge of Ivan Kauffman and Ben Springer.
Egli, Joel, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Birkey) Egli, was born Oct. 17, 1897, near Minier, Ill.; died of a heart condition at his home in Manson, Iowa, June 26, 1959; aged 61 y. 8 m. 9 d. On Aug. 22, 1925, he was married to Ellen Swanson at Slayton, Minn. Surviving are his wife, one son (Lyle, Manson), 2 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Miller, Middlebury, Ind.; Mrs. Emma Fleenor, Lowell, Ind.; Mrs. Lena Miller, Conneautville, Pa.; Mollie, Kalona, Iowa; and Mrs. Lovina Grieser, Conneaut Lake, Pa.), and one brother (Dan, Hopedale, Ill.). Preceding him in death were 2 sisters and 2 brothers. He was a member of the Manson Church, where funeral services were held June 29, in charge of Nick Stoltzfus and Edward Birkey; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Fortner, Salome, daughter of John and Martha (Hershey) Detwiler, was born Oct. 4, 1880, at Cherry Box, Mo.; died of a heart attack at Warren, Ill., July 17, 1959; aged 78 y. 9 m. 15 d. She was married on Aug. 22, 1907, to Almon C. Fortner, at Cherry Box. Surviving are her husband, a son (Dorvin, Rock City, Ill.), a foster daughter (Juanita Detwiler), a brother (Noah, Cherry Box), and 3 grandchildren. She was a member of the Freeport (Ill.) Church, where funeral services were held July 19, in charge of Richard Yody and Paul Sieber.
Hershberger, Lovina, daughter of Leander and the late L. Anna (Leinbach) Garber, was born June 23, 1918, near Nappanee, Ind.; died of cerebral hemorrhage at the Memorial Hospital, Knox, Ind., July 10, 1959; aged 41 y. 17 d. On Nov. 27, 1937, she was married to Jency Hershberger, New Paris, Ind., who survives. Also surviving are their 8 children (Eva-Mrs. Melvin Stutzman, Indianapolis; Richard, Paraguay; Rosella, Linda, Thelma, Terry, Arthur, and Betty, at home), 3 brothers and 5 sisters (E. J. Leinbach, Moorepark, Mich.; Leroy Garber, Bremen, Ind.; Verlin Garber, Clio, Mich.; Myrtle-Mrs. Vernon Shaum, Goshen; Dorcas-Mrs. Paul Snyder, New Paris; Hazel, Goshen; Violet-Mrs. John J. Kaufman, Middlebury; and Cora-Mrs. Gene Askren, Richmond, Ind.). In 1950 her husband was ordained to the ministry at the Toto Church, and she labored faithfully in the work of a minister's wife. Funeral services at the Toto Church, July 12, were in charge of Ralph Stahly, and at the Yellow Creek Church, July 14, in charge of J. C. Wenger and R. F. Yoder; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Iutzi, Christian R., son of Samuel and Catherine (Roth) Iutzi, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Jan. 11, 1878; died at the Stratford Hospital after a lengthy illness, July 6, 1959; aged 81 y. 5 m. 25 d. He was married on Feb. 3, 1903, to Magdalena Bender, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 6 daughters (Nelson, Tavistock; Sidney, East Zorra; Susanna-Mrs. Rudy Brenneman, Kitchener; Melinda-Mrs. Nelson Ruby and Viola-Mrs. Harvey Allbrecht, Tavistock; Mable-Mrs. Manuel Ruby, Rose-Mrs. John Piat, and Erma-Mrs. Clayton Sommers, Kitchener), 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Elizabeth-Mrs. Christian B. Zehr, Tavostock). Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the East Zorra A. M. Church, where funeral services were conducted by Ross T. Bender and Henry Yantzi.
Nunemaker, John E., son of the late Samuel and Francis Nunemaker, was born Aug. 2, 1889, near Sterling, Ill.; died at his home near Sterling, July 13, 1959; aged 69 y. 11 m. 11 d. On Jan. 1, 1914, he was married to Esther Reitz at Lancaster, Pa. Surviving are his wife, one son (Clifford, Elmhurst, Ill.), 2 sisters and 4 brothers (Mrs. Mary good, Sheridan, Oreg.; Mrs. Katie Hess and Enos, both of Sterling; Samuel and Charles, both of St. Johns, Mich.; and Harvey, Wayland, Iowa), and 2 grandsons. One brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Science Ridge Church, where funeral services were conducted July 15, in charge of J. Frederick Erb and A. C. Good.
Stauffer, Mary Ann, daughter of the late Martin J. and Katie (Roth) Eicher, was born Feb. 6, 1886, at Milford, Nebr.; died, after a lingering illness of Parkinson's disease, May 6, 1959; aged 73 y. 3 m. Her last 10 years were spent in a wheel chair. On Dec. 15, 1904, she was married to Christian D. Stauffer, who survives. One son preceded her in death. Surviving also are 2 sons and one daughter (Glen, Uriah, and Lois-Mrs. Harvey Riley, all of Milford), a niece (Laurence Curtis, Flint, Mich., who was taken into the home at the age of 4), 2 sisters (Mabel-Mrs. James Klopfenstein, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Elsie Troyer, Milford), and one brother (Wm. R., who has since passed away). She was a member of the East Fairview Church.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Kipfer, Menno, son of Andrew and Rachel (Oesch) Kipfer, was born in Zurich, Ont.; died in his sleep June 18, 1959, at the K-W Hospital in Kitchener after a long illness; aged 89 y. His first wife, Emma Goebel, and his second wife, Anna Brenneman, preceded him in death. Surviving are one son (Edward, Kitchener), one brother (Jacob, Tavistock), and one sister (Katie Vulcan, Alta.). Three brothers and one sister also preceded him in death. He was a member of the East Zorra A.M. Church, where he was ordained as deacon in 1919, and later to the ministry in which he served until his retirement in 1946, when he moved to Kitchener. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church, in charge of Henry Yantzi and C. F. Derstine.
Martin, Curtis Leroy, son of Harold and Florence (Reinhardt) Martin, was born July 2, 1941, at Wanatah, Ind.; died as the result of an accidental electrocution while working with an electric drill on June 30, 1959, at Lowell, Ind.; aged 17 y. 11 m. 28 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Allen), 4 sisters (Virginia and Lavonne, at home; Carolyn- Mrs. Marion Birky, Kouts. Ind.; and Peggy- Mrs. Wilbur Hamstra, Wheatfield, Ind.), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Art Martin, Kouts). He was a member of the Hopewell Church, where funeral services were held July 3, in charge of Samuel S. Miller; interment in church cemetery.
Montgomery, Amos, son of Jesse and Della (Shockley) Montgomery, was born Feb. 1, 1911, at Edwards, Mo.; died instantly while working on his truck at his home near Edwards, Mo., June 20, 1959; aged 48 y. 4 m. 19 d. Married un May 1. 1935, at Warsaw, Mo., to Grace Bentch. Occupation: sawmill operator. Surviving are his wife, his mother, and a sister (Rudy Pierce). He was a member of the Lick Creek congregation, Edwards, Mo. Funeral services were held June 23, with J. P. Brubaker officiating; interment in Cable Ridge Cemetery.
Neuhouser, Mary (Short), was born June 26, 1882; died June 16. 1959; aged 76 y. 11 m. 21 d. She was married to David Neuhouser, who died in 1940. To this union were born 7 children. One daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Phema Miller, Leo, Ind.; and Mrs. Rhea Grime, West Unity, Ohio), 4 sons (Joseph S., Huntertown, Ind.; Melvin, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Monroe and Wayne, Leo), one sister (Mrs. Emma Ellison, Stryker, Ohio), 21 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. She was a charter member of the Leo Church, where funeral services were held June 19, with S. J. Miller officiating; burial in Leo Cemetery.
Short, Delila, daughter of Christian and Catharine (Stuckey) Graber, was born July 26, 1874, near Stryker, Ohio; died of complications of old age June 28, 1959; aged 84 y. 11 m. 2 d. She was married on April 5, 1894, to Menno Short, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one daughter and 3 grandchildren. Surviving are one son and 6 daughters (Leland, Elsie. Bernice, and Orlyss- Mrs. Clint Short, all of Stryker; Leona- Mrs. Milton Short, Nola- Mrs. Earl Roth, and Evelyn- Mrs. Harold Stuckey, all of Archbold), 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Lina Beck, Archbold; and Lydia Jacquin, Stryker). Funeral services at the Lockport Church, July 1, were conducted by the home ministry; burial in Lockport Cemetery.
Ripper, Robert Ray, son of Vernon and Lydia (Zehr) Ripper, was born Feb. 22, 1942, at Peoria, Ill.; died July 13, 1959, of a blood clot at the Peoria Methodist Hospital; aged 17 y. 4 m. 22 d. Surviving are his parents and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Zehr, Hopedale, Ill.; and Mrs. Mary Ripper, Eureka, Ill.). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Morton, Ill., where funeral services were held July 15, in charge of Kenneth G. Good; interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Rostetter, George A., son of Wendell and Elizabeth Rostetter, was born Feb. 20, 1886. at Dwight, Ill.; died of a heart attack at his home in Hesston. Kans., July 7, 1959; aged 73 y. 4 m. 18 d. Occupation: veterinarian. On Oct. 18. 1930, he was married to Christine Vogt of Canton, Kans. Surviving are his wife, 3 sons (Wilbur. bur, Moundridge, Kans.; Robert and James, Hesston), 3 grandchildren. and 2 brothers (August, Eureka, Ill.; and John, St. Joseph, Mo.). He was a member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 9, in charge of Edwin Weaver and Milo Kauffman; burial in Hesston Cemetery.
Schrock, William H., son of Edward and Sarah (Troyer) Schrock, was born Sept. 7, 1883, near Shipshewana. Ind.; died of coronary thrombosis July 8, 1959, near Hutchinson, Kans.; aged 75 y. 10 m. 1 d. He was married on July 30, 1907. to Mary Ann Mast at Hutchinson. She died Jan. 23, 1922. They had five children; one son died in infancy. On Oct. 28, 1934, he was married to Celestia Yoder at Shipshewana, Ind. Surviving are his wife, 4 children (Mabel- Mrs. D. O. Thurlby, Snyder, Okla.; Clara- Mrs. Si Bontrager, South Hutchinson, Kans.; Lloyd and Esther- Mrs. LeRoy Bontrager, both of Hutchinson), 4 foster children (Beulah- Mrs. Glen E. Yoder, Shipshewana, Ind.; Leroy, Topeka, Ind.; Katherine- Mrs. D. W. Fireoved, Berne, Ind.; and Carrie- Mrs. Daniel Diener, Elkhart, Ind.), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. J. M. Yutzy and Mrs. J. S. Troyer, both of Hutchinson), and 3 brothers (Ervin, Cochranton, Pa.; Edd, Haven, Kans.; and Tobe R., Clarksville, Mich.). He was a member of the Pershing Street Church in Hutchinson. Funeral services on July 10 at the Yoder Church were in charge of Sanford E. King, Harry A. Diener, and Edw. Yutzy; interment in Yoder Cemetery.
Weaver, Cora, daughter of the late John B. and Lydia
(Blosser) Weaver, was born Oct. 2, 1879, in Elkhart Co., Ind.;
died May 28, 1959, at the home of her sister Emma*- Mrs. William
Ramer, Foraker, Ind., after a lingering illness; aged 79 y. 7
m. 26 d. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Ramer and Effie- Mrs. Henry
Bechtel) and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member
of the Wisler Mennonite Church for about 60 years, and was in
charge of the sewing circle for many years. Funeral services were
held at the Yellow Creek Frame Church, with Elmer Good and Paul
Hoover in charge; burial in adjoining cemetery.
*Correction - Her name was Mary - [Thelma Hoover Martin, Apr. 11, 2012 - I knew these people]
Weldy, Nancy Lucretia, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Bixler) Witmer, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., June 2, 1871; died July 10, 1959; aged 88 y. 1 m. 8 d. On Jan. 18, 1891, she was married to George Weldy, who died April 27, 1954. Surviving are 3 sons (Nelson, Wakarusa; Samuel, Elkhart; and Glen, Nappanee), 2 daughters (Edna- Mrs. Raymond Yoder, Elkhart; and Mary -Mrs. Elmer Hilty, Rittman, Ohio), 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Two sons died in childhood. She was a member of the Holdeman congregation. Funeral services were held July 12, with Clarence A. Shank and Simon G. Gingerich officiating; burial in Olive Cemetery.
Yoder, J. Arch, son of Rudolph and Veronica (Smucker) Yoder, was born Jan. 5, 1889, in Logan Co., Ohio; died July 19, 1959, of cancer, at the Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ohio; aged 70 y. 6 m. 14 d. On Dec. 22, 1915, he was married to Effie Yoder, who died in 1922. On Feb. 14, 1924, he was married to Iva Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Philip, Mt. Prospect, Ill.; and August, Upper Sandusky, Ohio), one daughter (Maxine- Mrs. Clarence Laing, Columbus, Ohio), one stepdaughter (Helen- Mrs. David Leichty, Goshen, Ind.), one sister (Katie- Mrs. John I. Yoder, West Liberty, Ohio), 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the South Union Church. Funeral services on July 22 at the Hostetter Memorial Home were conducted by Roy S. Koch; interment in South Union Mennonite Cemetery.
Yoder, Levi M., son of Christian B. and Susanna (Moyer) Yoder, was born July 4, 1885, at Kulps Corner, Pa.; died at the Allentown General Hospital, July 13, 1959, of a heart condition; aged 74 y. 9 d. He was married in September, 1909, to Sadie C. Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Willard M., Irene, and Merrill), 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Occupation: factory worker. For many years he had been a member of the Blooming Glen Church, but four years ago he joined the Reformed Church in Perkasie. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Church, July 18, in charge of David Derstine, Jr., and ____ Ehrhart of Perkasie.
Zimmerman, Levi B., son of the late Levi and Katie R. (Bucher) Zimmerman, was born near Camp Hill, Pa., Jan. 22. 1906; died in a Harrisburg, Pa., hospital June 15, 1959; aged 53 y. 4 m. 24 d. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Benjamin B., Florin, Pa.; Susan B.- Mrs. Jesse Harbold, Mechanicsburg; Joseph B., Bachmansville; and Mrs. Katie B. Emenheiser, Elizabethtown. He was a member of the Slate Hill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 18, in charge of William Strong and Norman Zimmerman; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by: Don Kauffman, Alberta
Burkholder, Herman Franklin, son of David H. and Hettie (Shank) Burkholder, was born April 6, 1885, near Harrisonburg, Va.; died of pneumonia at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, May 30, 1959; aged 74 y. 1 m. 24 d. On Jun 20, 1915, he was married to Annie Good, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Ruby-Mrs. Frank Knicely, Charles E., William H., Ralph J., all of Harrisonburg; Daniel J., Tampa, Fla.; and Franklin L., Hyattisville, Md.), one sister (Mrs. Joseph Huber, Waynesboro, Va.), and one brother (Lewis, Denbigh, Va.). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services on June 1 were held at Weaver's Church, in charge of J. E. Kurtz and Daniel Brubaker.
Conrad, Harvey D., son of Amelia (Orendorff) and the late Peter H. Conrad, was born Dec. 7, 1899, at Flanagan, ill; died of cancer July 7, 1959, at his home in Sterling, Ill.; aged 59 y. 7 m. He was married on Sept. 8, 1920, at Sterling, to Marie Sanders, who survives. For many years he served the West Sterling Mennonite Mission as teacher and chorister. Also surviving besides his wife and mother, are one son (Roger, Sterling), one brother (Maynard, East Peoria), and 4 sisters (Verna-Mrs. Albert Litwiller, East Peoria; Luella-Mrs. Ivan Good, Fisher; Elma-Mrs. Wayne Tarvin, Dewey; and Wilda-Mrs. Robert McGinnis, Deer Creek). He was a member of the Science Ridge Church, where funeral services on July 9 were in charge of A. C. Good, Vernon Schertz, and J. Frederick Erb.
Eby, Martha L., daughter of the late Benjamin and Lydia (Zimmerman) Landis, was born Feb. 22, 1899, near Lancaster, Pa.; died unexpectedly April 27, 1959, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, where she had been a patient for 3 days; aged 60 y. 2 m. 5 d. On Oct. 27, 1921, she was married to Menno Eby, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Mae-Mrs. Sanford Hershey, Gordonville, Pa.; Menno L., and Ruth-Mrs. Donald Gehman, both of Gap; and Martin L., Manheim), 9 grandchildren, and 6 brothers, and sisters (Martin I., Mrs. Alice Hoover, Mrs. Cora Myer, Harry M., and Elmer K., all of Lancaster; and Phares Z., Bareville). She was a member of the Hershey Church, where funeral services on April 30 were in charge of Martin Hershey, Clair Eby, and Galen Hostetter.
Hackman, Katie L., daughter of Abram M. and Lydia (Landis) Stauffer, was born July 22, 1880, at Bergey, Pa.; died after a lingering illness June 22, 1959, at the Rockhill Convalescent Home, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 78 y. 11 m. On March 26, 1904, she was married to John M. Hackman, who died Nov. 14, 1917. Surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Henry S., Telford, Pa.; Warren S., Myerstown; John S., Telford, and Lydia-Mrs. Paul F. Landis, Souderton), 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister (Mrs. Warren K. Musselman, Telford). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services on June 26 were in charge of Menno B. Souder and Curtis L. Bergey.
Harder, Minnie Sophia, daughter of the late Charles and Helena (Whitzke) Harder, was born near Latham, Mo., Aug. 30, 1880; died of arteriosclerosis May 25, 1959; aged 78 y. 9 m. 5 d. She had been a cripple all her life and a complete invalid for more than 3 years. She made her home with her sisters in Colorado Springs since 1928. Surviving are 5 brothers (Henry J., Bergen, Alta.; Jonas F., Colorado Springs; Ruben D., Leonard, Mo.; Edward B., Upland, Calif.; and John C., Bluesky, Alta.), and 4 sisters (Lydiea Driver, Emily Magee, Melva Brunk, and Edna, all of Colorado Springs). A sister, Evan Brunk, who was a missionary to India, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Law Funeral Home were in charge of Paul A. Wittrig; burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
Hironimus, Charles F., son of John and Ellen (Freed) Hironimus, was born April 5, 1893, in Union Co., Pa.; died April 25, 1959; aged 66 y. 20 d. He was married to Amelia Jones, who survives. Four children preceded him in death. Surviving are 6 children (Laverne-Mrs. Graham Wissinger, Cecil, Allegra-Mrs. Dale Seess, Regina-Mrs. Oscar Schlee, and Alfretta-Mrs. Alfred Chapman, all of Johnstown, Pa.; and Lyman, whereabouts unknown), 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 5 brothers and sisters (Mrs. Bessie Shaffer, Weikert; Ida-Mrs. Leland Miller, Rock Glen; Guy, Reading; Mark, Lyons, N. Y.; and Mrs. Mildred Benson, Johnstown). He was a member of the Weaver church, where funeral services were conducted by Harold E. Thomas and Sanford G. Shetler; interment in Richland Cemetery.
Kurtz, Fannie Mae, daughter of the late Daniel and Caroline (Stuckey) Wittmer, was born in Pike Co; Ind., April 26, 1906; died of cerebral hemorrhage June 25, 1959; aged 53 y. 1 m. 30 d. She had been partially paralyzed from a stroke 6 years ago. Surviving are her husband, Mose, 2 sons and 6 daughters (Alvin, Sarasota, Fla.; Edna-Mrs. Owen Slabaugh; Catherine-Mrs. Alvin Nisly; Dorothy-Mrs. Mose Gingerich; Mary-Mrs. Merle Bontrager; Louise-Mrs. Arthur Wyse; and Daniel and Shirley, at home), one brother and 2 sisters (Alvin and Lena-Mrs. Ben Sommers, Harville; and Sylvia-Mrs. Enos Stutzman, Lakewood, Colo.). Two brothers also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Harville Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Lester A. Wyse.
Kurtz, Simon, son of David and Susan (Sauders) Kurtz, was born Oct. 12, 1881, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died June 3, 1959, of a heart attack, in Smithville, Ohio; aged 77 y. 7 m. 21 d. He was married on Dec. 6, 1900, to Fannie Musser, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Cletus, Clyde, Wayne, all of Smithville, Ohio; Lloyd and Ross, of Orrville), 2 daughters (Mrs. Ida Short, Union City, Pa.; and Mrs. Bernetha Conrad, Doylestown, Ohio), 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one brother (Jacob, Orrville), and 3 sisters (Amelia Kurtz and Mrs. Lydia Heiks, Smithville; and Mrs. Della Mast, Elverson, Pa.). He was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services on June 6 were in charge of Virgil M. Gerig and P. L. Frey.
Lehman, Noah J., son of John J. and Anna (Tschantz) Lehman, was born near Apple Creek, Ohio, Sept. 6, 1882; died July 3, 1959, at the Mennonite Old People's Home, Rittman, Ohio; aged 76 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Dec. 29, 1910, he was married to Mary Kratzer, who died Jan. 18, 1958. Surviving are 4 sons (Edwin and Dennis, broth of Kidron; Clarence, San Francisco, Calif.; and Harold, of the home in Kidron), 3 daughters (Lorene-Mrs. Raymond Yoder, Louisville, Ohio; Pauline, of the home; and Anne-Mrs. Marion Nussbaum, Orrville), 16 grandchildren, one brother (John, Ridgefield, Wash.), and one sister (Mrs. Anna Burkhalter, Apple Creek, Ohio). Three brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services on July 6 were in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, Bill Detweiler, and O. N. Johns.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.