Gospel Herald - April 5, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.14 - page 310,311,312
Boshart, Daniel K., son of Joel R. and Anna (Kennel) Boshart, was born Oct. 23, 1888, at Baden, Ont.; died at the Mennonite Hospital, La Junta, Colo., after a long illness, Feb. 17, 1960; aged 71 y. 3 m. 26 d. On Aug. 10, 1916, he married Lula M. Birky at Shickley, Nebr., who survives, as do their 5 children (Elizabeth Ann Bangert, Long Prairie, Minn.; Elmer John, Cheraw, Colo.; Levi Daniel, Hutchinson, Kans.; Mary Lula, Denver, Colo.; and Mabel Nancy Sciumbato, La Junta, Colo.), a brother (David, Flint, Mich.), and 12 grandchildren. Two brothers and 7 grandchildren preceded him in death. Before he moved to Colorado 30 years ago, he lived near Pigeon River, Mich. Funeral services were held Feb. 20; at the East Holbrook Church, of which he was a member, burial in adjoining cemetery.
Frederick, Abram O., son of George and Kathryn (Overholt) Frederick, was born Sept. 21, 1876, at Franconia, Pa.; died of complications, at the home of a daughter, Lansdale, Pa., Jan. 29, 1960; aged 83 y. 4 m. 8 d. On Feb. 7, 1901, he was married to Stella S. Lapp, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Evelyn--Mrs. Epentus Fetterolf, Lansdale, Pa.; Gertrude--Mrs. Harold Hockman, Blooming Glen, Pa.; and Marie--Mrs. Leroy Landes, Doylestown, Pa.) and 7 grandchildren. He was a harness maker by trade. Funeral services were held Feb. 1, at the Line Lexington Church, of which he was a member and for 35 years a trustee; in charge were Merle and Arthur Ruth; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Glick, Alphia S., son of John and Rebeka Glick, was born May 29, 1899, at Belleville, Pa.; died of a heart attack, Feb. 22, 1960, at the Lewistown Hospital; aged 60 y. 8 m. 24 d. On Dec. 29, 1921, he married Bertha Kauffman, who survives. Occupation; retired farmer. Surviving are 9 children (J. Norman, Jonathan D., Paul J., Jeff A., Frank G., Verna--Mrs. Robert Morris, and Bessie--Mrs. Marlin Peachey, all of Belleville, Pa.; Priscilla--Mrs. Glenn Yoder, Reedsville, Pa.; and Sara Ann--Mrs. Raymond Yoder, Lancaster, Pa.), 21 grandchildren, one brother (Jonathan H., Reedsville, Pa.), and one sister (Katie--Mrs. Orlando Weber, Belleville, Pa.). He was a member of the Locust Grove Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 26, in charge of Louis Peachey, Waldo Miller, John B. Zook, and Erie Renno; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Gross, Sarah Ann, daughter of Joseph W. and Hanna (Landes) Lapp, was born Aug. 10, 1870, at Chalfont, Pa.; died at her home near Doylestown, Pa., July 18, 1959; aged 88 y. 11 m. 23 d. Her husband, who was deacon of the Doylestown congregation, died in October, 1944. Two sons and a daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are 8 children (Nora--Mrs. John Gehman, Quakertown, Pa.; Phares L., Souderton, Pa.; Edith--Mrs. James Stutzman, Schwenksville, Pa.; Titus L. and Bishop Joseph L., both of Doylestown, Pa.; Hiram L., Lansdale, Pa.; and Priscilla and Elizabeth, both at home), 24 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mary--Mrs. Abram Delp). Two grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a member of the Doylestown Church, where funeral services were conducted by Silas Graybill and Erwin Nace; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Hilscher, Isaac D., was born March 11, 1872, near Upton, Pa.; died at the Mennonite Old People's Home, Maugansville, Md., Feb. 18, 1960; aged 87 y. 11 m. 17 d. His wife, Elizabeth (Mortar) Hilscher, preceded him in death on April 17, 1957. Occupation; blacksmith. Surviving are 2 daughters (Edith--Mrs. Hussong, Greencastle, Pa.; and Helen--Mrs. Silas Shank, Hagerstown, Md.), 6 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Williamson Church. Funeral services were in charge of Norman Martin and Mahlon Eshleman at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Md.
Jantze, Katie, daughter of Christian and Rosa (Eicher) Zimmerman, was born Feb. 24, 1883, near Milford, Nebr.; died of cancer Jan. 4, 1960, at the Seward Memorial Hospital; aged 76 y. 10 m. 11 d. On Jan. 4, 1900, she was married to Amos Jantze, who passed away in 1952. Surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Ralph, Vernon, and Lee, all of Milford, Nebr.; and Edith--Mrs. Elman Bontrager, Kalona, Iowa), 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. L. O. Schlegel), 2 half sisters (Mrs. Lee Schweitzer and Mrs. Emory Schweitzer), and one step-brother (Perry Stutzman), all of Milford, Nebr. Preceding her in death were one son, one grandson, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, one half sister, 2 half brothers, and 4 stepbrothers. She was a member of the Milford Church, where funeral services were conducted by Milton Troyer, Dale Oswald, and Sterling U. Stauffer; burial in church cemetery.
King, Rufus S., son of Samuel S. and Elizabeth (Zook) King, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Nov. 1, 1877; died at his home at Belleville, Pa., after an illness of eight weeks, Dec. 28, 1959; aged 82 y. 1 m. 28 d. He was married to Lizzie Glick on Nov. 27, 1902; she died May 30, 1909. On Dec. 12, 1912, he was married to Lizzie Kauffman, who died May 8, 1940. On Feb. 17, 1942, he married Emma Byler, who survives. One son preceded him in death; he had no other children. He was a member of the Locust Grove Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 31, in charge of Erie Renno; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Kreider, Lizzie, daughter of the late Daniel E. and Maria (Huber) Peifer, was born Dec. 26, 1867, in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Co., Pa.; died Feb. 6, 1960, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., where she had been a guest for the past 10 years; aged 92 y. 1 m. 11 d. Her husband, Jacob C. Kreider preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1938. Her two children, Daniel P. and Anna Marie, died in their youth. Surviving is one brother (Daniel H. Peifer, East Petersburg, Pa.). She was a member of the Rohrerstown Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at the Home Chapel, in charge of Landis Brubaker and Landis Shertzer; interment in Rohrerstown Cemetery.
Lehman, George, son of Christian and Susan (Lehman) Lehman, was born Nov. 10, 1872, near Lima, Ohio; died after a lengthy period of failing health at the Bluffton Community Hospital, Bluffton, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1960; aged 87 y. 2 m. 30 d. On Dec. 29, 1900, he was married to Nettie Burkhart, who survives. There were no children. He was the last member of a family of thirteen children. Most of his life was lived in the Pandora, Ohio, area where he worked as a cabinetmaker. He was a member of the Salem Church. Funeral services were held in the Pandora Missionary Church, Feb. 11, in charge of Richard Martin and Harlan Wright; interment in Zion Cemetery.
Lichty, Noah S., son of the late Simon and Sarah (Beachy) Lichty, was born in Grantsville, Md.; died at his home near Gortner, Md., Jan. 16, 1960, after a year-long illness; aged 76 years. Surviving are his wife (Ada Bender Lichty), one son (Freeman, at home), 5 daughters (Freda, at home; Annie, Grace, and Mrs. Daniel Peachy, all of Oakland, Md.; and Mrs. Elmer Yoder, Grantsville, Md.); 4 brothers (Jonas, Salisbury, Pa.; Daniel and Ross, Oakland, Md.; and Roy, Mt. Lake Park), 4 sisters (Mrs. Fanny Stutzman, Mrs. J. D. Swartzentruber, Mrs. D. L. Swartzentruber, and Mary Lichty, all of Oakland, Md.), and 11 grandchildren. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 18 at the Amish Mennonite Church of Gortner; interment in Slabaugh Cemetery.
Schlegel, Angeline, daughter of Jacob and Amanda (Hershberger) Stutzman, was born Nov. 20, 1882, near Milford, Nebr.; died from cancer, Jan. 16, 1960; aged 77 y. 1 m. 27 d. On Feb. 23, 1899, she was married to Joseph M. Schlegel, who passed away Jan 10, 1844. Surviving are 2 daughters (Ella Mae--Mrs. Joe D. Birky and Amanda Marie--Mrs Floyd F. Kenney, both of Milford), 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 4 brothers (Mary--Mrs. Peter Schlegel, Mrs. Sarah Schlegel, David, Jake, John, and Fred, all of Milford). Preceding her in death besides her husband were one grandchild, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers. She was a member of the Milford Church.
Thomas, Susan A., daughter of Benjamin S. and Elizabeth (Dombach) Martin, was born Feb. 20, 1893, in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pa.; died Jan. 31, 1960, as the result of a stroke, at Lancaster, Pa.; aged 66 y. 11 m. 11 d. On Nov. 5, 1914, she was married to Jacob H. Thomas, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (I. Wilmer and Abram M., both of Millersville, Pa.; B. Harold, New York City; and John M., Chestertown, Md.), 17 grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. John Thomas, Millersville, Pa.), and a brother (Benjamin F. Martin, Crestview, Fla.). She was a member of the Millersville Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at the Groff Funeral Home, Lancaster, Pa., in charge of Landis Shertzer, and at the church, in charge of Herbert Fisher and Benjamin Eshbach; interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
Vanpelt, John Perry, son of Charles and Iva (Witmer) Vanpelt, was born at Columbiana, Ohio, Dec. 9, 1934; was instantly killed in a truck accident Feb. 3, 1960, near the Ohio- Pennsylvania state line; aged 25 y. 1 m. 23 d. Surviving are his parents, 9 brothers and sisters (Anna--Mrs. Melvin Neuenschwander, Leetonia, Ohio; Bertha--Mrs. Paul Steiner, Dalton, Ohio; Mable--Mrs. Lewis Steiner, Leetonia, Ohio; Roy, Columbiana, Ohio; David, Norristown, Pa.; Loretta, Emma Ruth, Joseph, and Ivan, at home), and a grandmother (Mrs. Annie Vanpelt, Columbiana, Ohio). Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, with Paul Horst and David Weaver officiating.
Gospel Herald - April 12, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.15 - page 333,334,335
Birkey - Katherine, daughter of Christian and Katherine Oyer, was born Feb. 26, 1892, in Woodford Co., Ill.; died March 10, 1960, at her home, Lowell, Mich.; aged 68 y. 13 d. In 1910, she was married to Levi Birkey, who died in 1951. Surviving are 4 children (Raymond E., Ludlow, Ill.; June--Mrs. Anthony Stormzand, Lowell; Ralph O., Brimley; and Velma--Mrs. Lowell Birkey, Amboy, Ind.), 13 grandchildren, one sister (Elsie, Foosland, Ill.), and 5 brothers (Jake, Morton, Ill.; Joe and Manuel, Foosland; Pete, Congerville; and Samuel, Gibson City). Two sons and one daughter died in infancy. She was a member of the Bowne Mennonite Church, Clarksville, Mich., where funeral services were held on March 13, in charge of T. E. Schrock.
Birky - Lydia, daughter of Christian and Magdalena Schertz, was born Feb. 11, 1874, at Hopedale, Ill.; died on March 12, 1960, from complications resulting from a broken hip, at the York (Nebr.) Hospital; aged 86 y. 1 m. 1 d. On Jan. 14, 1900, she was married to D. Z. Birky, who preceded her in death. Her husband had served as deacon for the Beemer congregation for 22 years. Surviving are one adopted daughter (Dora --Mrs. G. G. Miller, Beemer, Nebr.), and 8 grandchildren. She was a member of the Beemer Church. Funeral services on March 16 were held at the Stalp Mortuary, Beemer, in charge of Sam Oswald; interment in the Beemer Cemetery.
Driver - Baby Boy, stillborn son of Fred A. and Ethel (Mays) Driver was born March 3, 1960, Waynesboro, Va. Besides the parents, he is survived by 2 brothers (Lewis and James) and one sister (Grace). Due to snow-blocked roads, the graveside services at Springdale Cemetery were delayed until March 10. Services were in charge of Franklin E. Weaver.
Fisher - Rachel P., daughter of Amos and Sallie (Petersheim) Smoker, was born Oct. 16, 1887, near Atglen, Pa.; died March 6, 1960, of a heart condition at the Ephrata Pa.) Hospital; aged 72 y. 4 m. 19 d. On Jan. 12, 1909, near Atglen, Pa., she was married to John M. Fisher, who died March 8, 1949. Surviving are 6 children (Elsie, Morgantown, Pa.; Sadie--Mrs. Jesse Stoltzfus, Elverson; Susan--Mrs. Joseph Kurtz, Narvon; Ada and Anna, both of Morgantown; and John M., Mifflinburg), 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother and 2 sisters (William C., and Annie--Mrs. E. C. Umble, Gap, Pa.). She was a member of the Conestoga Church near Morgantown, where funeral services were held March 9 in charge of Ira Kurtz and Roy Glick; interment in the Millwood Cemetery.
Gerig - Martin C., son of Christian R. and Mary (Conrad) Gerig, was born June 6, 1886, near Wayland, Iowa; died March 1, 1960, near Albany, Oreg.; aged 73 y. 8 m. 24 d. On Feb. 15, 1911, he was married to Emma Nofziger, who survives. Also surviving are 11 children (Mabel-Mrs. Ben Miller and Christian Emanuel, Lebanon, Oreg.; Mrs. Roman Yutzy, Kalona, Iowa; Mary, Sarasota, Fla.; Melvin, Wauseon, Ohio; Minnie--Mrs. Lloyd Chafee, Castorland, N.Y.; Allen, Wayland, Iowa; E. Lavern, Indianaplois, Ind.; Elmer and Willard, Albany, Oreg.; and Emery, Salem, Oreg.), 41 grandchildren, and 5 brothers and sisters (Henry and Lizzie, Lebanon; Amos, Albany; Mrs. Fannie Roth, Wayland, Iowa; and Benjamin, Santa Cruz, Calif.). Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, one sister, and one daughter. He was a member of the Fairview Church where funeral services were held on March 4 in charge of Nick Birky and Neil Birky.
Godshall - Sallie, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Moyer) Baum, was born Jan. 12, 1888, Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died at her home, Blooming Glen, Pa., on March 8, 1960; aged 72 y. 1 m. 25 d. On June 10, 1911, at Perkasie, Pa., she was married to Allen M. Godshall, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Clyde B. Warren B., Walter B., and Sara--Mrs. Clarence Walt), 2 sisters (Mrs. Stella Yoder, Blooming Glen, and Mrs. Elmer Detweiler, Perkasie, Pa.), and 9 grandchildren. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church where funeral services were held on March 12, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.
Hackman - Katie L., daughter of Henry and Susan (Landis) Derstine, was born Oct. 18, 1885, at Salford Twp., Pa.; died March 15, 1960, after a long illness, at the Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, Hatfield, Pa.; aged 75 y. 4 m. 26 d. On Dec. 9, 1905, she was married to Joseph W. Hackman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Walter, Allentown, Pa.; Linford, Carstairs, Alta.; Wilmer, Souderton), 3 daughters (Susan--Mrs. Edwin B. Moyer, Telford; Verna-- Mrs. Ernest K. Moyer, Quakertown, and Dorothy --Mrs. Paul Martin, La Junta, Colo.), one sister (Mrs. Lizzie Landis, Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home), one brother (Milton, Souderton), 27 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Franconia Church where funeral services were held on March 19, in charge of Curtis L. Bergey, Menno Souder and Arthur Ruth.
Hershberger - David, Sr., son of A. P. and Sarah (Stutzman) Hershberger, was born March 23, 1891, at Milford, Nebr.; died of a heart condition at the Seward Memorial Hospital on March 9; aged 68 y. 11 m. 15 d. On Jan. 14, 1915, he was married to Anna B. Stauffer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Harlan and Roy of Milford; Reaford, Keswick, Iowa; David, Beaver Crossing; Kathryn--Mrs. Elwin Friesen, Henderson; Mary --Mrs. Gerald Stutzman, Friend; and Phyllis--Mrs. Dale Philson, Milford), 19 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Ammon, Corry, Pa.; Allen, Albany, Oreg.; Paul, Wellman, Iowa; and Ezra, Goshen, Ind.), and 3 sisters (Iva--Mrs. Will Hauder, and Lavina Rediger of Milford, and Lucinda--Mrs. Chris Earnest, Kalona, Iowa). Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the East Fairview Church where funeral services were held on March 25, in charge of Ammon Miller, Oliver Roth, and Sterling U. Stauffer.
Hooley - Christian Albert, son of Jacob and Mary (Brown) Hooley, was born March 15, 1880, at Garden City, Mo., died at his home, Smithville, Ohio, on March 23, 1960, after a two and one-half weeks' illness; aged 80 y. 8 d. On April 20, 1904, he was married to Mary Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Marie--Mrs. David Mcfadden, Jr., Creston), one son (Roy, Cleveland), 5 grandchildren, a sister (Nettie--Mrs. Peter Musser, Smithville), and 2 half brothers (Sam, Goshen, Ind., and Amos, Jeromesville, Ohio). An infant son and a daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Smithville Church where funeral services were held on March 25, in charge of Gerald Studer; interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Horst - Joseph B., son of Martin w. and Emma (Brubaker) Horst, was born March 4, 1903; died of a heart attack in his sleep on March 1, 1960, and was buried on his birthday; aged 56 y. 11 m. 26 d. He was a mechanic at the Farmersville Equipment Co. He was married to Bertha Sensenig, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Esther--Mrs. Walter Z. Burkholder, Ephrata,; Lydia Ann--Mrs. LeRoy H. Bowman, Bareville; Mervin S., Leacock; Ray s., Stevens; LeRoy S. Bowmansville; Edith S., at home), 21 grandchildren, 2 half brothers (Tillman G., and George S.), and one half sister Hettie). all of New Holland. He was a member of the Weaverland Church where funeral services were held March 4, with Paul Graybill and David Weaver in charge.
Hostettler - James Wilson, was born Aug. 1, 1914, at Portland, Oreg.; died March 2, 1960, at Salem, Oreg.; aged 45 y. 7 m. 1 d. On June 11, 1939, he was married to Leah Brubaker, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Wilbur and David, who are in the U.S. Navy; Lois--Mrs. Paul Burns, Salem, Oreg; Lela and Lillie, both at home), one granddaughter, his mother (Mrs. Minerva Hostettler, Hubbard, Oreg.). 3 sisters and one brother (Ina--Mrs. Hugh Wolfer, Portland, Oreg.; Bessie--Mrs. Cecil Bartell, Hubbard; Lillie--Mrs. Silas Yoder, Lebanon; and Archie, Hubbard). He was a charter member of the Sweet Home Church, and helped in starting the work at Cascadia, Oreg. The last few years he spent in the hospital where he passed away. Funeral services were held on March 7 in the Sheridan Mennonite Church, in charge of D. F. Shenk and Raymond Mishler; interment in the Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery.
Huber - Abram S., son of Abram H. and Harriet (Stauffer) Huber, was born April 2, 1880, in Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa; died in the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, March 3, 1960; aged 79 y. 11. M. 1 d. His wife, the former Bessie Hess, preceded him in death in 1955, after which he lived at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa. He was a farmer. Surviving are 7 children (Carl D. And Mary--Mrs. Clarence R. Landis, Lititz; Ruth--Mrs. John E. Phillippi, Lancaster; Sarah--Mrs. Paul R. Furlow, Fulton, N.Y.; Esther--Mrs. Albert K. Mellinger, Ephrata; A. Paul, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Miriam--Mrs. Clayton George, West Hyattsville, Md.), 17 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Lititz Church where funeral services were held after a short service in the Mennonite Home, in charge of Lester B. Wenger and Melvin H. Lauver. Interment in the Hess Mennonite Cemetery.
Jutzi - Daniel S., son of Michael and Marie (Shrag) Jutzi, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Nov. 27, 1873; died March 2, 1960, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ezra Streicher, Tavistock, Ont., after an illness of 2 weeks; aged 86 y. 3 m. 4 d. On Nov. 8, 1896, he was married to Veronica Roth who died March 14, 1951. Surviving are 3 daughters (Annie--Mrs. Ezra Streicher and Elizabeth--Mrs.. William Kelly, of Tavistock; and Sarah--Mrs. Elmer Gingrich, Baden, Ont.), one son (Nicholas, Tavistock), 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 5 sisters. One daughter, one son, 5 sisters, 3 brothers, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him in death. In 1902 he was ordained as deacon, in 1914 as minister, and in 1917 as bishop of the East Zorra A.M. Church, in which office he served faithfully until his retirement a number of years ago. During his ministry he was instrumental in the baptism of 817 people and performed 259 marriages. Funeral services were held March 5 at the East Zorra Church in charge of Daniel Zehr, Joel Schwartzentruber, and Henry Yantzi, with testimonies by Samuel Schultz, Moses O. Jantzi, and Chris Brunk.
Kauffman - Robert Eugene, son of Melvin and Loretta (Burkey) Kauffman, Goshen, Ind., was born on June 12, 1954; died en route to the hospital as the result of a cranial fracture when a gate fell on him, March 12, 1960; aged 5 y. 9 m. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Jeffrey Lamar), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kauffman and Mr. and Mrs. Simon Yoder) all of the Goshen, Ind., community. Funeral services at the Benton Church on March 15 were in charge of Galen Johns, assisted by E. J. Yoder.
Kortemeier - Kate, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Anger) Lentz, was born in Lancaster Twp., Sept. 17, 1866; died at her home, Freeport, Ill., On March 4, 1960; aged 93 y. 5 m. 16 d. On May 26, 1898, she was married to Henry Kortemeier, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Clifford, Stanley, and Elwood, all of Freeport), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Brown, McGregor, Minn.; Mrs. Carrie Sharer, Princeton, Ill.; and Mrs. Fannie Mitchel, Freeport). One son preceded her in death. She had been an active member of the Freeport Church where funeral services were held on March 6, in charge of Richard Yordy, assisted by Paul Sieber.
Leaman - Peter John, son of Dr. Ivan and Mary Ellen (Eby) Leaman, was born in Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 24, 1959; died of diarrhea with dehydration at the Rava Hospital, Mogadiscio, Somalia, Africa, March 10, 1960; aged 6 m. 15 d. Adequate medical facilities were not available in the area to treat the condition. On Jan. 21, 1960 he went with his parents to Somalia for a 4-year term of medical missionary service under the Eastern Board. He had been in Somalia less than a month when this illness overcame him. At the onset of his illness, his parents were in language study at Mahaddei, an interior station, in preparation for opening the hospital at Margherita later in 1960. Surviving are his parents, his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Eby, Ronks, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan D. Leaman, Columbia, Pa.). Funeral services were held in the mission chapel at Mogadiscio with Wilbert Lind and Carl Wessellhoeft in charge; interment in the Protestant section of the Catholic Cemetery in Mogadiscio, near the grave of Evelyn Wesselhoeft, another "little Missionary" who died 2 years before.
Leu - Anna, was born in McClaien Co., Ill., on Sept. 2, 1875; died March 8, 1960, at the Community Rest Home, Anthony, Kans.; aged 84 y. 6 m. 6 d. She had been bedfast since breaking her hip in July, 1958. On Dec. 3, 1902, at Eureka, Ill., she was married to Samuel Leu, who died March 6, 1953. Surviving are 2 sons (Ralph, Harper, Kans., and Clarence, Alva, Okla.), and 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the Crystal Springs (Kans.) Church where funeral services were held March 11, in charge of Alvin Kauffman.
Mast - Lena S., daughter of Elam and Katie (Beiler) Stoltzfus, was born Dec. 15, 1898; died of thyroid cancer on Feb. 26, 1960, at the Coatesbille (Pa.) Hospital; aged 61 y. 2 m. 11 d. She was married on Feb. 2, 1927, to Amos K. Mast, Parkesburg, Pa., who survives. Also surviving are her mother , one sister (Mrs. Christ J. Kurtz, Elverson), 4 sons (Earl E., and Elmer A. , both of Parkesburg; D. Leon, Wauseon, Ohio; and Alvin I., Cochranville, Pa.), 2 daughters (Elizabeth-- Mrs. Elam B. Beiler, Gordonville, and Anna Mary--Mrs. J. Melvin Mast, Parkesburg), and 27 grandchildren. She was a member of the Wesley Mennonite Chapel, Newark, Del. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Church, Atglen, Pa., on Feb. 29, in charge of Herman Glick, assisted by Aaron F. Stoltzfus, Abner G. Stoltzfus, and Harry A. Diener.
Mullet - Wayne E., son of Emanuel and Amanda (Schlabach) Mullet, was born July 2, 1927, Holmes Ohio, died of pneumonia and cancer on Feb. 8, 1960, at the Timken Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio; aged 32 y. 7 m. 6 d. He was married on Nov. 18, 1948, to Clara M. Beachy, who survives. Occupation: butcher at Beach City, Ohio. Also surviving are five children (Floyd, Wilma, Emma, Trudy, and Larry Wayne), 3 brothers, and 8 sisters. He was a member of the Sharon Conservative Mennonite Church. Funeral services on Feb. 11 were held at the Walnut Creek Church, in charge of David D. Stutzman, Abe J. Yoder, and Freeman Hostetler; interment in the Union Hill Cemetery.
Oesch - Joseph C., son of John and Amanda (Smith) Oesch, was born in Hickory Co., Mo., On Jan. 9, 1875; died after an extended illness on Jan. 29, 1960, at his home, Spartansburg, Pa., aged 85 y. 20 d. He wa a retired farmer. On Oct. 29, 1899, he was married to Artie E. Yoder who survives, with 9 children (Fern--Mrs. Earl Miller, Frankfort, Ind., William T., Woodside, N.Y.; Naomi--Mrs. Atlee Helmuth, Aurora, Ohio; Joseph C., Centerville, Pa.; John and Mary --Mrs. Clifford Stutzman, Corry, Pa., Ruby--Mrs. Yenell Robinson, Helen, and Amanda, at home), 2 brothers and 2 sisters (J. D., Garden City, Mo., Anna, Kansas City, Mo.; William W., Goshen, Ind.; and Edna--Mrs. Melvin Yoder, Shipshewana, Ind.). Preceding him in death were 2 daughters. He became a member of the Plainview Church at Aurora, Ohio, in 1910. For the past 22 years he lived near Spartansburg and attended the Britton Run Church. Funeral services were held at the Torrey-Hays Funeral Home by his son-in-law Earl Miller, assisted by Daniel Johns; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Payne - Charles Sidney, was born March 3, 1881, died at his home, Rawley Springs, Va., on Feb. 29, 1960; aged 78 y. 11 m. 26 d. He was a retired city water works worker. He was a member of the Rawley Springs Mennonite Church. Funeral services on March 2 were held at the Mt. Clinton Church, in charge of Richard S. Weaver and Harold G. Eshleman.
Stover - Annie D., daughter of Reuben and Mary (Detweiler) Fretz, was born Feb. 25, 1875, at Salford Twp., Pa.; died March 8, 1960, at her home, Souderton, Pa.; aged 85 y. 12 d. On Feb. 27, 1896, she was married to Henry M. Overholt, who died in 1941. In 1948, she was married to Edwin Stover, who died in 1951. Surviving are one daughter (Carrie--Mrs. Raymond Detweiler, Souderton), one granddaughter, and 2 stepsons (William and Edwin Stover, Telford). She was a member of the Franconia Church. Funeral services on March 11 at the Souderton Church were in charge of Curtis L. Bergey and Menno B. Souder.
Swartzendruber - Benjamin P., son of Peter and Catherine*
Swartzendruber, was born March 18, 1871, at Johnson Co., Iowa;
died of a heart condition on March 3, 1960, at his home, Upland,
Calif.; aged 88 y. 11 m. 14 d. Occupation: retired citrus fruit
grower. On Dec. 13, 1896, he was married to Mary Zimmerman who
died Aug. 14, 1919. On Nov. 18, 1920, he was married to Malinda
Wenger, Los Angeles, Calif., who died March 9, 1937. On March
17, 1938, at Mt. Joy, Pa., he was married to Anna B. Nissley,
who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Ida May--Mrs. Geo.
H. Beare), one great-granddaughter, and one sister (Mrs. Barbara
Slagell, La Junta, Colo.). He was a member of the Brethren in
Christ Church at Upland where funeral services were held on March
7, in charge of Alvin Burkholder and Eber Dourte; interment in
the Bellevue Cemetery.
*Mother's name was not Catherine but was Barbara (Hochstetler) See Amish & Amish Mennonite Genealogies by Hugh F. Gingerich & Rachel Kreider - 1986 - # HS1864. (Catherine was the grandmother of Benjamin P. Swartzendruber) Correction from Robert L. Swartzedruber, Kalona, IA
Yoder - Cynthia Naomi, daughter of Edward and Norma (Miller) Yoder, was born Nov. 9, 1958, at Meyersdale, Pa.; died following heart surgery on March 8, 1960, at the Chidren's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.; aged 1 y. 3 m. 28 d. Surviving are the parents, one brother (Dennis), 2 sisters (Ardith and Bernice), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Evan J. Miller, Meyersdale, Pa., And Mr. and Mrs. Bert D. Yoder, Greenwood, Del.). Funeral services on March 10 at Maple Glen, Grantsville, Md., with Ivan J. Miller and Elmer H. Maust in charge.
Yutzy - Ronda Ray, stillborn daughter of Paul A. and Ruth (Roupp) Yutzy, was born at Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Kans., March 9, 1960. Surviving besides the parents are 2 sisters (Sondra Rae and Rita DeeAnn), the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Roupp, Hesston, Kans., and Mrs. J. M. Yutzy, Hutchinson). Graveside services were held at the Yoder Mennonite Church on March 10, in charge of Sanford E. King.
Barth, Hester, daughter of John W. and Catherine (Liechty) Conrad, was born Sept. 10, 1871, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died March 28, 1960, at Wooster, Ohio; aged 88 y. 6 m. 18 d. She was married to Conrad Barth, who died in 1944. There are no immediate survivors. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church, Smithville, Ohio. Funeral services were held March 30 at the Frey and Gresser Funeral Home, Orrville, Ohio, with V. M. Gerig officiating; interment in Smithville Cemetery.
Benner, Hannah O., daughter of Charles and Mary (Overholt) Brunner, died after a long illness at her home, Lansdale, Pa., March 7, 1960; aged 68 y. 8 m. 16 d. She was married to Webster M. Benner, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Ruth--Mrs. William Yoder, Lansdale; Regina--Mrs. Carl Moyer, Franconia; Hannah--Mrs. Norris Bannon, Lansdale; Fobert, Souderton; Ralph, Newton; Charles, Souderton; and Webster, Jr., Chalfont), 28 grandchildren, and 5 brothers and sisters (Mrs. Katie Mininger and Mrs. Henry Alderfer, Lansdale; Mrs. Allen Freed, Telford; Charles and Edgar, Souderton. She was a member of the Lansdale Church. Services were held March 12 at the Franconia Church, interment in Plains Mennonite Cemetery.
Bennett, Louiza, daughter of William and Martha Wineburner, was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., Feb. 7, 1883; died at the age of 77 years. She was married to William A. Bennett at Pekin, Ill., on Dec. 16, 1899. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1946. She was a lifelong resident of Tazewell County and a member of the Dillon Church. Surviving are 3 sons (William L., Tremont; John, Minier; and Louis, Pekin), 4 daughters (Mrs. Martha Sassman, Tremont; Mrs. Leona Park, Peoria; Mrs. Carrie Berchtold and Mrs. Eleanor Stieghorst, Tremont), 28 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one brother (James Berry, Pekin). Funeral services Feb. 24, in charge of John V. Troyer, interment in Antioch Cemetery near Dillon.
Blosser, Henry W., son of Peter and Elizabeth (Weldy) Blosser, was born Oct. 6, 1885, at Versailles Mo.; died March 22, 1960, at Elkhart, Ind.; aged 74 y. 5 m. 16 d. On Jan. 2, 1911, he was married to Celia Bixler, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Genevieve--Mrs. Howard Sowles, Edon, Ohio; Russell, Bremen, Ind.; Vergil, Wakarusa, Ind.; Lowell, South Bend; Vivian--Mrs. Albert Bontrager, Nappanee; Wendel, Goshen) and 10 grandchildren. Two children died in infancy. He was a member of the Holdeman Church, where funeral services were held March 24, in charge of Simon G. Gingerich and Donald Young; interment in Olive Cemetery.
Freese, Benjamin Franklin, son of William and Sarah (Allman) Freese, was born Feb. 16. 1960, at Shipshewana, Ind.; died March 21, 1960, at the Irene Bryon Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., after a lingering illness; aged 60 y. 1 m. 5 d. On March 2, 1928, he was married to Libbie Keim, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and daughters (Franklin, Bristol, Ind.; Linnie--Mrs. Dale Gonsor and DeLores-- Mrs. Paul Steward, Shipshewana; John Arthur and Patty Sue, at home), 3 brothers (Delbert, Elinor, Mich.; Claude, Columbia City, Ind.; and Alvin, Jackson, Mich.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Linnie Platz, Elkhart; and Mrs. Cora Birr, Elkhart), and 10 grandchildren. About the middle of January he was led to a saving faith in Christ and requested baptism. Funeral services were held at the Shore Church, in charge of Lee I. Miller and Arnold Roth; interment in Keightly Cemetery near Shipshewana, Ind.
Gingerich, Aaron Burr, son of John C. and Elizabeth (Mishler) Gingerich, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Oct. 2, 1869; died at his late home in Kalona, Iowa, after a short illness following a stroke, March 19, 1960; aged 90 y. 5 m. 17 d. On Nov. 26, 1891, he was married to Susie Brenneman, who died April 8, 1939. Surviving are one son and 4 daughters (Vertie--Mrs. Emery M. Yoder, Kalona; Katie--Mrs. John E. Kinsinger, Wellman; Irma, Kalona; Willard, Coralville; and Velma Spicher, Kalona), 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Katie Bender, Goshen, Ind.), 3 brothers (Lewis O., Kalona; Chris J., Wellman; and Frank, Washington, Iowa), one half brother (Dr. George W., St. James, Minn.), and one foster sister (Joella-Mrs. Frank Gingerich, Upland, Calif.). One son and one daughter died in infancy. He had been able to attend church services regularly until the last. Funeral services were conducted at the Lower Deer Creek Church, of which he was member, on March 21, in charge of I. Y. Swartzendruber, C. Dendy Garrett, and Robert Yoder.
Hershberger, Mary E., daughter of Adam and Caroline (Mishler) Shaffer, was born Jan. 7, 1878, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; Died of cancer March 9, 1960, at Detroit, Mich.; Aged 82 y. 2 m. 2 d. On Oct. 8, 1899, she was married to David C. Hershberger, who died in 1932. Surviving are 11 children (Ray, Georgetown; Pa.; Earl, Johnstown, Pa.; Mrs. Ivy Schwab, Frostproof, Fla.; Mrs. Esther Harbaugh, Johnstown; Mrs. Polly Beisecker, Jennerstown, Pa.; Gertrude, Cyrus, Omar, Mrs. Ferne Johnson, and Judson all of Detroit, Mich.; and Mrs. Jennie Crum, Reno, Nev.), 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Tillie Good, Tire Hill, Pa.; and Mrs. Layola Adams, Las Vegas, Nev.), and 2 brothers (William, Johnstown; and James, St. Marys, Pa.). She was a member of the Ferndale E.U.B. Church. Funeral services were held March 13 at the Thomas Mennonite Church, in charge of Aldus J. Wingard and Harry Greer.
Landis, Ira D., son of Amos and Emma (Diffenbaugh) Landis, was born May 3, 1886, in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died March 21, 1960, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; aged 73 y. 10 m. 18 d. On June 23, 1934, he was married at Willow Street, Pa., to Anna Sauder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Edith--Mrs. Edward Kuhn, Glenville, Pa.; and Cynthia--Mrs. Francis Warfel, Neffsville), 2 grandchildren, and one sister (Anna--Mrs. Jacob Bowers). Two sons died in infancy. He was a member of the Neffsville Church, where funeral services were held March 24, in charge of Maurice W. Landis and Warren C. Heinley; interment in East Petersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Lehman, David F., son of David A. and Nancy (Culp) Lehman, was born Aug. 10, 1874, at Elkhart, Ind., died following surgery at the Trimont (Minn.) Hospital; aged 85 y. On Nov.11, 1896, he was married at Jackson, Minn., to Daisy Lee Bute, who died May 12, 1952. Surviving are 3 children (Ruth--Mrs. Alvin Zehr, Manson, Iowa; Arthur, Alpha, Minn.; and Dorman, Excelsior), 13 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a charter member of the Alpha Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 24, in charge of Noah Landis and Roman Hershberger; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Minn.
Leininger, Claude W., son of Jefferson and Christine (Kreighbaum) Leininger, was born Sept. 6, 1878, at Elkhart, Ind.; died March 23, 1960, in his home at Elkhart, Ind.; aged 81 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Nov. 5, 1899, he was married to Emma Miller. Occupation: upholsterer of furniture. Surviving are 2 daughters (Pearl--Mrs. Raymond Harter, South bend, Ind.; and Esther --Mrs. Arnold Greer, Oneco, Fla.), 2 sons (Charles, Elkhart; and Howard, Willoughby, Ohio). One brother (Orville, Elkhart), a step-brother (Wiley La Rue, Elkhart), 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Belmont Church, in charge of Howard J. Zehr; interment in Prairie Street Cemetery.
Mellinger, Benjamin K., son of William G. and Elizabeth (Kreider) Mellinger, was born Dec. 28. 1880, in Pequea Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; Died March 20, 1960, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 79 y. 2 m. 21 d. He was married on March 10, 1909, to Lillie May Bezzard, who died Nov. 4, 1918. This union was blessed with 4 sons and one daughter (B. Stanley, Lititz; Gladys M.--Mrs. Mahlon H. High, Lancaster; Robert B., Wrightsville; Norman B., East Earl; and Paul B., Willow Street). On Sept. 27, 1921, he was married to Katie S. Eberly, who survives. Surviving from this union are one son and one daughter (Elvin E., West Willow; and Catherine I.--Mrs. Willis H. Gerlach, Lancaster). Also surviving are 30 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one sister (Anna K. Snavely, Lancaster), and one brother (Ephraim K., Sacramento, Calif.). Three grandchildren, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the New Danville Church, where funeral services were held March 23, in charge of David N. Thomas, Elias Groff, and Paul Bowman.
Mellinger, Ada, daughter of Reuben and Emma (Miller) Risser, was born Feb. 5, 1875, in Lancaster Co. Pa; died after a long illness at her home, Lititz, Pa.; March 22, 1960; aged 85 y. 1 m. 17 d. On Nov. 15, 1959, she and her husband, John C. Mellinger, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Surviving, besides her husband, are one daughter (Ella Mae--Mrs. J. Harry Hershey, Lititz, with whom she resided), 2 brothers (Abram M., Manheim, Pa.; and Samuel, Lititz), and one sister (Ida--Mrs. Milton E. Snavely, Lititz). Funeral services, with Mahlon M. Zimmerman and Melvin H. Lauver officiating, were held in the Lititz Church, where she was a charter member; interment in Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.
Roth, Isobel Margarete, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Davidson, was born at Plattsville, Ont., Jan. 22, 1916; died of cancer at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Dec. 11, 1959; aged 43 y. 10 m. 19. d. In 1944 she was married to Silvin Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Douglas, Sharon, and Gary), her parents, one brother (Harry), and one sister (Mrs. Katherine Knox, Plattsville. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held Dec. 14, in charge of C. F. Derstine and E. J. Metzler.
Swartzendruber, Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Steckley, was born March 3, 1872, in Illinois; died March 22, 1960, at the Bethel Hospital, Newton, Kans.; aged 88 y. 20 d. In 1891 she was married to Samuel P. Swartzendruber, who died in 1941. Surviving are 3 sons (Pete O., Wichita, Kans.; Lewis M., Grand Junction, Colo.; and Lee, Albany, Oreg.), 2 daughters (Mildred--Mrs. Emil Klassen, Moundridge, Kans.; and Mary, at home), 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death. She was a member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held the morning of March 25, and at the Crystal Springs Church near Harper, Kans., that afternoon, with Peter Wiebe officiating; burial in Crystal Springs Cemetery.
Vance, Ephie Elizabeth, daughter of the late Noah and Mary Jane (Harper) Sites, was born Sept. 2, 1877, near Onego, W. Va.; died Feb. 24, 1960, at her home, Onego, W. Va., after a long illness; aged 83 y. 5 m. 22 d. On Feb. 20, 1898, she was married to Martin Kenny Vance, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Charles, Onego), 5 daughters (Mrs. Sylvia Vance, Kerns, W. Va.; Mrs. Bessie Helmick, Mrs. Myrtle Arbogast, and Mrs. Alpha Haren, all of Onego; and Mrs. Gay Harman, Mouth of Seneca, W. Va.), 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild. Four sons and one foster son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Roaring Creek Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in the Church of the Nazarene, Onego, with Earl J. Hartzler and James T. Shank officiating; interment in Vance Cemetery on Roaring Creek.
Wenger, Aaron Martin, son of Aaron S. and Maria (Martin) Wenger, was born April 17, 1884, near New Holland, Pa.; died March 17, 1960, at Telford, Pa., aged 75 y. 11 m. On Dec. 23, 1909, he was married to Martha A. Rock by Bishop Isaac Eby. He worked most of his life in feed stores and lumberyards. Surviving are his widow, 5 children (John C., Goshen, Ind.; Ruth--Mrs. Andrew B. Rosenberger, Souderton, Pa.; Thelma--Mrs. Paul L. Harley, Telford, Pa.; Warren M., Lambertville, N.J.; and Herbert C., scientist with Merck, Sharp, and Dohme), 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters. Two grandchildren, 3 sisters, and one brother preceded him in death. In 1899 he was united with the Mennonite Church and was baptized by Bishop Martin Rutt. He was a Sunday-school teacher and song leader for almost 60 years. Services were held March 21 at the Rockhill Church, in charge of Clinton D. Landis, Alfred a. Detweiler, and Arthur D. Ruth.
Yoder, William D., son of Jacob and Annie (Detweiler) Yoder, was born July 28, 1883, in Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died of a heart condition at his home, Hatfield, Pa., March 23, 1960; aged 76 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Jan. 14, 1905, he was married to Annie A. Detweiler, who survives. Also surviving are one son and 2 daughters (J. Walter, Stella--Mrs. Abram D. Yoder, and Irene Yoder), one sister (Mrs. Henry Benner), 2 brothers (Abram D. and Warren), 5 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held March 27, in charge of David Derstine. Jr.
Yutzy, Joe M., son of Jonas R. and Mary (Miller) Yutzy, was born March 15, 1882, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died of arteriosclerosis March 18, 1960, at the Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Kans.; aged 78 y. 3 d. On Jan. 31, 1907, he was married to Lizzie Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Edward J., Haven, Kans.; Paul A., Hutchinson; Nora--Mrs. A. A. Bontrager, Haven; Orpha--Mrs. E. M. Roth, Yoder, and Mary Edna, Hutchinson), 21 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. A. N. Barber, Dundee, Ohio; and Mrs. Simon Slabaugh, Sullivan, Ohio; and Mrs. Sam P. Schrock, Molalla, Oreg.). One son, one granddaughter, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Yoder Church, where funeral services were held March 21, with Sanford King and Harry A. Diener officiating.
Boshart, Ada, daughter of Nicholas and Veronica Kennel, was born Aug. 5, 1900, at Zurich, Ont.; died at St. Jacobs, Ont. Surviving are her husband, Henry (to whom she was married in 1920); 3 daughters (Viola--Mrs. Neil Kavelman, Bridgeport; Bertha--Mrs. Robert Veitch, St. Jacobs; and Audrey--Mrs. Victor Gingerich, Waterloo), one son (Stanley, St. Jacobs), 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 6 sisters. One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Erb Street Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by Clare Shantz and Ross Bender.
Brubaker, Joseph L., son of Abraham S. and Sarah (Leitzel) Brubaker, was born Jan. 14, 1874, in Union Twp., Snyder Co., Pa.; died at the same place Feb. 15, 1960; aged 86 y. 1 m. 1 d. He was married on Feb. 14, 1896, to Mary Herrold, who died Jan. 5, 1944. He was converted while living in Harper, Kans., and was a member of the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church. He and his son Abraham made their home with his daughter, Mrs. Ada Reichenbach, since 1944. Surviving are 4 children (C. Abraham and Mrs. Ada Reichenbach, Port Trevorton, Pa,; John A., Northumberland, Pa.; and Mrs. Dora Schlagel, Sunbury, Pa.), one grandson, and one sister (Mrs. Anna Thut, Elmdale, Kans.). Funeral services were held Feb. 19 at the St. John's E.U.B. Church, in charge of Emmanuel J. Hoover.
Erb, Christian, son of John and Magdalena (Schwartzentruber) Erb, was born Oct. 22, 1886, in Hay Twp., Ont.; died March 27, 1960, at the Clinton Public Hospital; aged 73 y. 5 m. 5 d. He was married on Nov. 14, 1909, to Lydia Baechler, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Leonard, Emerson, Alice, and Albert, all of Zurich), 3 brothers and one sister (Moses and Aaron, Stanley Twp.; and Edmund and Sarah--Mrs. Aaron Gingerich, Hay Twp.). He was a member of the Zurich Church, where funeral services were held March 3, in charge of Albert Martin and Ephraim Gingerich; interment in Goshen Line Mennonite Cemetery.
Guengerich, George J., son of Jacob D. and Lydia (Gingerich), was born Feb. 8, 1881, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died March 24, 1960, at the Osteopathic Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., from complications following surgery for bleeding ulcers; aged 79 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was married on Sept. 8, 1918, to Ursula Greaser, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Verda--Mrs. C. E. Strang, Los Alamos, N. Mex.; Vernon G., Kansas City, Kans.; Mabel--Mrs. John H. Schmidt, Greensburg, Kans.; LeRoy, Kansas City, Mo.; And Lloyd, at home), 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Aaron, South Gate, Calif.; and Ezra, Ontario, Calif), and 4 sisters (Elizabeth Esch, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ruhama Beachy, Kalona, Iowa; Barbara Yoder and Nancy Yoder, Parnell, Iowa). One son, twin of LeRoy, and 6 brothers and sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He practiced the carpenter trade until entering the hospital on March 5.
Guntryman, Harry, son of Annie and Adam Countryman, was born March 17, 1873; died March 23, 1960; aged 87 y. 8 d. He had been a guest at the Orrville Mennonite Home for 21 years, with his second wife, Mary K. Guntryman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 foster children (J. Martin, Henry E., Rachel--Mrs. Harold Schantz, Walter E., and Paul L. Gish). Funeral services were held at the Miller Home, Elizabethtown, Pa., by Harold Forwood, and at Risser's Church by Walter Oberholtzer and Noah Risser.
Hostetler, Ida Mae, daughter of Eli K. and Saloma (King) Zook, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, May 12, 1874; died at the home of her son, Ira, Roanoke, Ill., March 29, 1960; aged 85 y. 10 m. 17 d. On Jan. 29, 1893, she was married to Milton Hostetler, who died May 29, 1948. Five daughters died in infancy. Surviving are 5 sons (Dan, Lowpoint, Ill.; Chancy, Manokin, Md.; Milo, Washburn, Ill.; Ed and Ira, Roanoke), one sister (Loma--Mrs. Albert Leasa, Belleville, Pa.), 30 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and 4 sisters also preceded her in death. She was a member of the A.M. Church. Funeral services were held at the Linn A.M. Church, April 2, with J. D. Hartzler in charge, assisted by John E. and Harold Hostetler; interment in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.
James, Edmund Richard, son of Thomas and Margaret Jane Powell, was born Sept. 19, 1891, in Wales (Great Britain); died of silicosis March 27, 1960, at the Municipal Hospital, Didsbury, Alta.; aged 68 y. 6 m. 8 d. He was married on April 9, 1917, at Blackwood, South Wales, to Emily Mary Maskell, who survives. Occupation: coal miner in Wales, farmer in Alberta. Also surviving are 5 children (Phyllis--Mrs. Ware Good, Carstairs, Alta.; Alfred, Blackfalds, Alta.; Margaret--Mrs. Paul Good, Carstairs; Glen and Audrey, at home) and 8 grandchildren. He was a member of the United Church of Canada. Funeral services were held March 30 at the West Zion Mennonite Church, in charge of Gordon Buschert and Linford D. Hackman.
Kilmer, Lovina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Buchler, was born Nov. 8, 1883, at Heidelberg, Ont.; died April 2, 1960, at Little Traverse Hospital, Petoskev, Mich.; aged 76 y. 4 m. 25 d. She was married on Dec. 24, 1905, to Aaron Kilmer, who died March 22, 1956. Surviving are 3 sons (Urias and Delton, Alanson, Mich.; and Clyde, Bay City, Mich.), one daughter (Maude--Mrs. Donald Priebe, Petoskey, Mich.), 4 brothers (Allan, Preston, Ont.; Edwin, Floradale; Norman and Emerson, St. Jacobs, Ont.), (Mrs. Maggie Metzger, Wallenstein, Ont.; Mrs. Matilda Martin, Waterloo, Ont.; and Mrs. Saloma Martin, Moorefield, Ont.). Two sons preceded her in death. She was a member of the Maple River Church, Brutus, Mich., where funeral services were held April 5, in charge of Earl Hartman and Clyde Kauffman.
Skinner, Anna L., daughter of George L. and Sarah (Winniges)
Milburn, was born Dec. 6, 1882, at Windsor, Mo.; died April 4,
1960, in Jackson Co., Mo; aged 77 y. 3 m. 29 d. She was married
on Sept. 19, 1897, to William J. Skinner. Surviving are her husband,
2 children (Mrs. Bessie Kelley and William Harold), 2 brothers
(Leo M., Kansas City, Mo.; and Jack L.), 5 sisters (Mrs. Clara
Hulse, Kansas City; Mrs. Patricia Rose Bartleet and Mrs. Maybelle
Claus, Gardena, Calif.; and Mrs. Cleo Fey, Los Angeles, Calif.),
8 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was a member
of the Community Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held
April 6 at Independence, Mo., in charge of John T. Kreider.
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