Bender, Holly Ann, infant daughter of Daniel H. and Ora M. Bender, Iowa City, Iowa, was born Dec. 7, 1959, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, and lived only four hours. Surviving, besides her parents, are 2 sisters (Debra and Judy) and one brother (Evan D. H.). Graveside services were conducted on Dec. 8 by Wilbur Nachtigall.
Brunk, Dora C., daughter of the late C. H. and Sarah (Brenneman) Mosier, was born Aug. 13, 1883, near Elida, Ohio; died after an extended illness at her home near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1959; aged 76 y. 2 m. 17 d. On Oct. 16, 1904, she was married to Gabriel H. Brunk, who survives. Two daughters, 2 granddaughters, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons and 6 daughters (Rudy, Teges, Ky.; Vera -- Mrs. Louis Good, South Boston, Va.; Lois -- Mrs. Paul Bear, Elida, Ohio; Esther -- Mrs. Merlin Good, Tanksley, Ky.; Mary -- Mrs. Clarence Bear, Delphos, Ohio; Martha -- Mrs. Hubert Showalter, Weyers Cave, Va.; Dora -- Mrs. Laura Heatwole, Elida, Ohio; and Norman, Logan, Ohio), one foster son (Ralph Shephard, Dayton, Ohio), 51 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. In 1909 her husband was ordained to the ministry at the Mennonite Church in Halifax Co., Va., and she labored faithfully in the work as a minister's wife. In her youth she united with the Pike Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 3, in charge of Paul W. Smith and Harold Good.
Carper, Ellen R., was born May 13, 1886; died, after a lengthy illness, Nov. 19. 1959; aged 73 y. 6 m. 6 d. She lived at Lititz, Pa., for 34 years, and in 1954 moved with her sister to the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., where she died. Surviving are her sister (Lizzie R., Oreville Mennonite Home) and 2 brothers (Henry R., Manheim; and Reuben R. Denbigh, Va.) Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at the East Petersburg Church, by Irvin K. Kreider and Landis Brubaker.
Cassel, Isaiah A., son of Samuel K. and Mary (Alderfer) Cassel, was born July 31, 1875, in Franconia (Pa.) Twp.; died of a coronary thrombosis Oct. 18, 1959, at Harleysville, Pa.; aged 84 y. 2 m. 17 d. On Jan. 18, 1896, he was married to Katie F. Delp, who died in 1951. Surviving are one son, 3 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
Frey, Christian H., son of Eli and Mattie (Meyers) Frey, was born March 2, 1908, at Lagrange,Ind.; died of cancer of the lung Nov. 7, 1959, at Clarence Center N.Y.; aged 51 y. 8 m. 5d. He was married on Nov. 14, 1927, to Mary Detwiler, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons (Betty -- Mrs. Howard Elden, Donna -- Mrs. Joseph Yousey, Dorothy -- Mrs. Victor Ross, Harold, Robert, and Grace), 11 grandchildren, 6 brothers (Roy, Samuel, John, Claude, Jay D., and Donald), and 2 sisters (Dora -- Mrs. John Albrecht and Bertha -- Mrs. Bernard McLoughlin). He was a member of the Clarence Center Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of D. Edward Diener; interment in Good Cemetery.
Landis, Sallie S., daughter of Michael and Amanda (Souder) Musselman, was born May 10, 1887; died of a heart attack in the Sellersville (Pa.) Hospital, Nov. 29, 1959; aged 72 y. 6m. 19 d. In July, 1906, she was married to Titus Ruth, who died in 1943. In 1944 she was married to Samuel O. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Paul Ruth, Telford; Earl Ruth, Lansdale; and Jacob Ruth, Souderton) and 8 grandchildren. She was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held by the home ministers.
Mick, Daley Roy, son of Alfred and Rebecca Mick, was born Aug. 10, 1904, near Harman, W. Va.; died, after a lingering illness, Dec. 6, 1959; aged 55 y. 4 m. 26 d. Occupation: timber worker. Surviving are his wife (Hettie Day Mick), one brother (Wilbert, Harman), 2 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Wyatt, Eckhart, Md.; and Mrs. Ethel Chew, Harman). and 3 half brothers (James, Harman; Edson and Sampson, Dry Fork, W. Va.). On Feb. 17, 1959, he was baptized and received into the Riverside Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 9, in charge of M. J. Brunk, Warren Kratz, and Olin McDorman; burial in Pennington Cemetery.
Miller, Eli D., son of Daniel and Lydia (Troyer) Miller, was born near Berlin, Ohio, Feb 8, 1868; died at the home of Dan P. Miller, Millersburg, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1959; aged 91 y. 10 m. 5 d. He was married on Jan. 23, 1898, to Sevilla Mast. Surviving are 4 children (Olive -- Mrs. Lawrence Hershberger and Frank, Millersburg; Walter, Trail; and Mildred -- Mrs. Dan P. Miller, Millersburg), 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and one sister. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Martin's Creek Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 15. in charge of John C. King, Roman Stutzman, Warren Miller, and S. W. Sommer.
Stoner, Katie N., daughter of Christian and Barbara (Nissley) Hostetter, was born Dec. 16, 1869, in East Donegal Twp.; died, after a 7 month illness, Dec. 4, 1959, at Mr. Joy, Pa.; aged 89 y. 11m. 18 d. She was married to Rohrer Stoner, who died May 2, 1947. Surviving are 5 children (Ella H. -- Mrs. Frank G. Weidman, Ada H. -- Mrs. Amos L. Hess, and Christian H., all of Mt. Joy; Esther H. and Catherine H., at home), 8 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Three daughters and a son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mt,. Joy Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 7, in charge of Henry Frank and George Leaman; because of a snowstorm, it was impossible to get to the cemetery on the day of the funeral and so interment was made in Kraybill's Cemetery on Dec. 9.
Troyer, Miles M., son of Daniel and Sarah (Hershberger) Troyer, was born July 18, 1894. at Berlin, Ohio; died, after a long illness, Dec. 15, 1959, at the Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital; aged 65 y. 4 m. 27d. He was married on Aug. 24, 1920, to Mary Reiff, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 20, 1953, he was married to Eva Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Darda, Greenville, Mich.; Mrs. Frederick Erb, Sterling. Ill.; Mrs. James Weaver, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Vernon Miller, Mantua, Ohio; Mrs. Ronald Miller, Bristol, Ind.; Mrs. John Bixler, Iowa City, Iowa; and Mrs. Harlan Helmuth, Aurora, Ohio), 21 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Paul, Elkhart, Ind.; Raymond, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ralph, Lebanon, Oreg.; and Orus, Buffalo, N. Y.), and 4 sisters (Mrs.. Erma Zimmerman, Protection, Kans.; Mrs. Anna Schrock, Hutchinson, Kans..; Mrs. Ray Elliott, Wichita, Kans.; and Mrs. Jacob Weirich, Colorado Springs, Colo.). He was a member of the Prairie Street Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 18, with Howard J. Zehr officiating.
Wenger, Laura Elizabeth, daughter of the late Emanuel and Elizabeth (Swope) Suter, was born April 1, 1873, near Harrisonburg, Va.; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Nov. 28, 1959, following an operation for a fractured hip; aged 86 y. 7 m. 27 d. On Feb. 6, 1924, she was married to Daniel P. Wenger, who died March 17, 1948. Surviving are 2 brothers (C. Charles, Homestead, Pa.; and Eugene C., Harrisonburg, Va., with whom she had made her home since the death of her husband) and 7 stepchildren (Mrs. Marie Ours, Lena, Annie, Edna, Mrs. Menno Suter, Mrs. Millard Bowman, and Oliver, all of Harrisonburg). She was a member of the Weaver Church, where she taught in the Sunday school for 45 years. Funeral services were held from Weaver's Church on Nov. 30, in charge of Chester K. Lehman, Samuel E. Miller, and Lloyd Horst.
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Alderfer, Ronald Clyde, son of Clyde K. and Darlene (Biedler) Alderfer, was born at the Sellersville (Pa.) Hospital, Dec. 20, 1959, and died two days later. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Willard Beidler and Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Alderfer, of Telford, Pa.). Funeral services were held on Dec. 24 at the home of his parents, Telford, Pa., in charge of Abram G. Metz; interment in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.
Charlton, Fred Marlin, son of Walter and Alice (Burkholder) Charlton, was born near Newville, Pa., Aug. 30, 1922; died after a six-week illness of polio at the Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital, Nov. 11, 1959; aged 37 y. 2 m. 12 d. Occupation: farmer. On Dec. 2, 1948, he was married to Cora M. Weber, who survives. Also surviving are one son and 3 daughters (Daniel, Esther, Miriam, and Lois, all at home), 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Frank, Newville, Pa.; Paul, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; John, Dalton, Ohio; Mary--Mrs. David Shover, Newville; and Ruth, Carlisle, Pa.). He was a member of the Diller Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 14, in charge of William Strong and Marvin Ruth.
Denlinger, Benjamin W., son of Benjamin K. and Maria (Wenger) Denlinger, was born Jan. 30, 1871, in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abram L. Snavely, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 8, 1959; aged 88 y. 9 m. 9 d. He was married to Lydia Ann Lefever, who died three years ago. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mary--Mrs. Reuben H. Myers, Bird in Hand, Pa.; Mrs. Martha Buckwalter,Lancaster, Pa.; and Anna--Mrs. Abram L. Snavely, with whom he resided), 13 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Abram W. and Joseph W., both of near Lancaster). He was a member of Mellinger's Church for 65 years. Funeral services at the church on Nov. 11 were in charge of Melvin H. Lauver, Harry Lefever, and David L. Landis.
Douple, Mary R., daughter of Barbara and Aaron Hess, was born Jan. 13, 1882; died, after a lengthy illness, Dec. 19, 1959; aged 77 y. 11m. 6d. She was married to John Douple, who died in a farm accident in 1915. Surviving are 4 children (Angus, Coal Center; Grace--Mrs. Walter Becker, Mt. Joy; Clarence, Mt. Joy; and Louisa--Mrs. Rohrer Schertzer, Lancaster). 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers. Funeral services were held at the Hess Church, in charge of David Landis and Harry Lefever.
Good, Lydia G., daughter of Deacon Noah and Susanna
Bowman, was born Oct. 28, 1873; died after an illness of a few
weeks, at the Lancaster (Pa.) Osteopathic Hospital, Dec. 16, 1959;
aged 86 y. 1 m. 18 d. She was married to Phares Good, who died
in 1939. Surviving are 7 children (Susie--Mrs. Amos Good, Katie--Mrs.
Isaac Good--with whom she resided, Elsie--Mrs. Samuel Brendle,
Bessie--Mrs. Martin Buckwalter, Mamie--Mrs.
Jacob Good, Omar B., and Horace B.), 28 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 8 brothers and sisters ( Annie Weber, Joseph, Susie Horning, Jacob, Noah, Henry, William, and Sallie Redcay). She was a member of the Bowmansville Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Howard Good, Moses Gehman, and Amos Hostetter.
Grove, Frances, daughter of John and Susannah (Reesor) Diller, was born June 8, 1872, in Scarborough Twp., Ont.; died Dec. 13, 1959, at her home at 7th Line, Markham Twp.; aged 87 y. 6 m. 5 d. On Feb, 22, 1898, she was married to Jacob L. Grove, who died Dec. 29, 1952. To this union were born 5 sons (Ezra, John, Levi, Aaron, and Thomas), all living in the vicinity. Also surviving are these brothers (Thomas, Mongolia, Ont.; Jacob, Hesston, Kans.; and John, unknown), 2 sisters (Barbara Weaver, Goshen, Ind.; and Anna Smith, Hesston), 22 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one half sister, 2 sisters, and one brother. She was a member of the Almira Church. Funeral services were held at Wideman's Church on Dec. 16, with Abram Smith in charge; messages by Floyd Smucker and Fred Nighswander.
Hess, Ira S., son of Ezra H. and Mary Ann (Stauffer) Hess, was born Aug. 11, 1881, near Mt. Joy, Pa.; died, after an illness of one month, Oct. 11, 1959, at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; aged 78 y. 2 m. On June 3, 1902, he was married to Ellen Eby, who died Feb. 8, 1951. Surviving are a son (Ezra, Mt. Joy, Pa.), a daughter (Myra, at home), 4 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. On June 22, 1959, he was married to Ada Hess Hernley, who survives. Also surviving are a brother (Elam, Mt. Joy) and 2 sisters (Mary--Mrs. Peter Widmer and Elizabeth, both of Florin, Pa.). He was a member of the Mt. Joy Church for more than 50 years. Funeral services were held at the church on Oct. 14, in charge of Henry Lutz, Henry Frank, Howard Bernhard, and Henry Garber; interment in Kraybill's Cemetery.
Hofstetter, Elda, daughter of Simon and Sarah (Nussbaum) Hofstetter, was born June 7, 1922; died at her home in Kidron, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1959, after an illness of 7 months; aged 37 y. 6 m. 9 d. She was employed by the J. M. Smucker Co., Orrville. Surviving are her father, 2 brothers (Lester, at home; and Milton, Apple Creek), and 4 sisters (Leona and Ida, both of Wooster; Sylvia, Orrville; and Anna, at home). She was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 19, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter and Isaac Zuercher.
Holderman, George W., son of Charles A. and Sarah (Heatwole) Holderman, was born Aug. 17, 1903, at Nash, Okla.; died at the University Hospital, Columbia, Mo., Nov. 9. 1959; aged 56 y. 2m. 26 d. His mother and one sister preceded him in death. Surviving are his father, of Eldorado Springs, Mo., 6 brothers (Henry J., --------, N. Dak.; Calvin L., Peekskill, N.Y.; Darrell R., Staten Island, N.Y.; Charles A., LaJunta, Colo.; Ralph, Fairbanks, Alaska; and Kenneth A., Elkhart, Ind.), and one sister (Betty M., Dayton, Ohio). He was ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite church near Limon, Colo., in 1940. Funeral services were held at the Gwinn-Carothers Chapel in Eldorado Springs, Mo., on Nov. 13, in charge of Calvin Holderman; burial in Clearfork Cemetery, near Garden City, Mo., with services in charge of Leonard Garber.
Holsopple, Leah, daughter of Samuel and Sallie (Miller) Gindlesperger,was born March 10, 1884, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack Nov. 29, 1959, at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa.; aged 75 y. 8 m. 19d. She was married to Samuel J. Holsopple, who died Dec. 29, 1950. Surviving are 3 daughters (Dorothy--Mrs. William Byers, Blanche--Mrs. John Speicher, and Martha--Mrs. Owen Weaver) and one brother (John, Holsopple, Pa.). She was a member of the Blough Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 2, in charge of Harry C. Blough, Edward Heist, and Robert Bowman.
Hooley, Mattie Ellen, daughter of J. F. and Polly (Yoder)
Hooley*, was born March 4, 1872, near Garden City, Mo.; died of
complications of old age, Dec. 19, 1959, at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Glenn Rodgers, Elkhart, Ind.; aged 87 y. 9 m. 15 d. On Sept.
15, 1889, she was married to Daniel Y. Hooley, who died in 1945.
Surviving are 6 sons (Carl, Whittier, Calif.; Jess, Enid, Okla.;
Willard, Hammett, Idaho; Harold, Nampa, Idaho; Daniel, Middlebury,
Ind.; and Walter, Elkhart, Ind.), 4 daughters (Mrs. H. R. Miller,
Newton, Kans.; Mrs. Daniel Reber, Anthony, Kans.; Mrs. Glenn Rodgers,
Elkhart; and Jewell Hooley, Westville, Ind.), 56 grandchildren,
73 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Four
sons died in infancy; another son and a daughter also preceded
her in death. She was a member of the Prairie Street Church. Funeral
services were held Dec. 22, at theHartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home,
Elkhart, in charge of Howard J. Zehr; interment in Prairie Street
*Correction from family member, Sarah Hooley - J. F. and Polly (Yoder) Hooley were the parents of Daniel Y. Hooley. Mattie Ellen's parents were Christian P. and Saloma (Yoder) Yoder.
Kenagy, Urvin Allen, son of Rufus Augustus and Sarah Ann Kenagy, was born near Garden City, Mo., July 29, 1883; died at the home of his son, Charlie, in Garden City, Dec. 8. 1959; aged 76y. 4 m. 11 d. On Dec. 29, 1904, he was married to Bertha Maude Gross, who died May 10, 1955. Surviving are 4 daughters (Geneva--Mrs. Richard Siegenthaler and Bertha Mae--Mrs. Henry Barber, both of Kansas City, Mo.; Gladys--Mrs. Dubby Williams, Harrisonville, Mo.; and Edna--Mrs. Earl Detweiler, Kirksville, Mo.), 4 sons (Charles, Harlie, and Orlie of Garden City; and Arthur, of Harrisonville), 2 brothers (Alvin C., Corvallis, Oreg.; and Owen A., Eureka, Ill.). and one foster sister (Lucy Culp--Mrs. Frank Ringe, Kansas City, Mo.). He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.
Martin, Enoch B., son of the late Isaac and Esther (Bauman) Martin, was born Jan. 4, 1866, near Elmira, Ont.; died Dec. 18, 1959, at the K & W Hospital; aged 93 y. 11 m. 14 d. Occupation: farmer. On Nov. 1, 1891, he was married to Elizabeth Gingrich, who died in July. Surviving are 2 sons (Norman, Elmira; and Mose, Goderich), 3 daughters (Selina--Mrs. C. M. Good, Acadia Valley, Alta.; Lucinda, Kitchener; and Mrs. Gilbert Snider, Waterloo), one brother (Henry, Conestoga), one sister (Mrs. Mary Good, Waterloo), 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Elmira Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 21, in charge of Oliver D. Snider and Howard S. Bauman.
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Alderfer, Sallie N., daughter of the late Milton H. and Hannah (Nyce) Alderfer, was born Aug. 25, 1901, in Lower Salford Twp., Pa.; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 30, 1959; aged 58 y 3 m 5 d. Surviving are one brother and two sisters (Clement N., Mary--Mrs. Allen A. Groff, and Stella--Mrs. Alvin B. Halteman). She was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 5, in charge of Russell B. Musselman and Jacob M. Moyer; interment in Salford Cemetery.
Bauer, Sylvia , daughter of Solomon and Mary Jane (Stutzman ) Plank, was born Oct. 20, 1895, near Summersville, Mo.; died of a cerebral hemorrhage in the Joslin Hospital, Harper, Kan., Dec. 22, 1959; aged 64 y. 2 m. 2 d. She was married on May 8, 1920, to Noah C. Bauer, who survives. Also surviving are her father, 3 children (Lyle, Jane--Mrs. Levi Eck, and Norman, all of Harper), 3 grandchildren, one brother (John, Harper), and 2 sisters (Ida--Mrs. Eli Yoder, Newton, Kans.; and Ella, at home). Preceding her in death were her mother, one brother, and one sister. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church. Funeral services were held on Dec. 24 at the Brownell-Wiley Funeral Home, Harper, in charge of Merle Bender; interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Bixler, Jacob J., son of John C. and Maria (Sommer) Bixler, was born near Kidron, Ohio, July 7, 1881; died at the Horn Convalescent Home in Wooster, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1960; aged 78y. 5m. 24 d. He made his home with the Earl Gerber family until four weeks before his death. He suffered a stroke on Oct. 28, 1959. Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 4, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, William Detweiler and Isaac Zuercher.
Frey, Josiah, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John S. Frey, was born, near Breslau, Ont.; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 24, 1959; aged 69 y. In 1908 he moved to Acadia Valley, Alta., where he farmed until 1948, when he went to British Columbia, and in 1952 he went to Elmira where he lived until his death. Surviving are 5 brothers (John H., Calgary; Jake, Acadia Valley; Amsey, Galahad, Alta.; Benjamin, White Rock, B. C.; and Clayton, Sarnia) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Norman Krempien, Waterloo; and Mrs. Margaret Moyer, Elmira). Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services at the Elmira church on Dec. 28 were in charge of Howard Bauman and J. Wesley Siebert.
Hartzler, Jacob Adam, son of Yost and Barbara (King) Hartzler, was born Jan. 17, 1874, at Allensville, Pa.; died Dec. 24. 1959; at Belleville, Pa.; aged 85 y. 11 m. 14d. On Jan. 10, 1899, at Allensville, Pa.; he was married to Lydia Almeda Byler, who died on Jun. 2, 1909. Surviving are 4 children (Carrie Evangeline, John Boyd, Maude Esther--Mrs. James Brenneman, and Anna Lois--Mrs. Harvey Peachey, all of Belleville. He was a member of the Maple Grove Church at Belleville, where funeral services were held on Jan. 3, 1960, with Waldo E. Miller and Elam Glick officiating, interment in Allensville Cemetery.
Hershberger, Samuel E., son of Emanuel D. and Mary (Miller) Hershberger, was born near Grantsville, Md., Aug. 5, 1875; died at his home near Grantsville, Dec. 9, 1959; aged 84 y. 4 m. 4 d. He was the last survivor of his family. His wife (Elizabeth) preceded him in death on April 5, 1957, after over sixty-two years of married life. Also preceding him in death were 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Surviving are one son and 3 daughters (John S., Washington, D.C.; Amanda--Mrs. Eli Yoder, Grantsville; Effie, at home; and Barbara--Mrs. Norman Yoder), one foster daughter (Mrs. Calvin Baker, Sarasota, Fla.), 17 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Mountain View A.M. Church, where funeral services were conducted by Norman Beachy in German and Ivan Miller in English.
Imhof, John, son of Peter and Anna (Burger) Imhof, was born Sept. 23, 1883, at Wayland Iowa; died at the Washington County Hospital, Dec. 24, 1959, after an illness of one year; aged 76 y. 3 m. 1 d. On Oct. 24, 1910, he was married by Sebastion Gerig to Lizzie Boese, who died June 29, 1937. Surviving are one son and one daughter (Glenn and Irene--Mrs Ralph Reschly), 6 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Louise and Marie Imhof, Santa Cruz, Calif.). He was a charter member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 26, with Willard Leichty and Vernon Gerig in charge; burial in Sugar Creek Cemetery.
Landis, Raymond Strickler, son of Isaiah and Cassandra (Strickler) Landis, was born Jan. 7, 1910, at Hatfield, Pa.; died Dec. 22, 1959, of uremic poisoning, at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 49 y. 11m. 15 d. On Sept. 8, 1934, he was married to Eva Moore, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Ray Laverne, Marilyn--Mrs. Claude Allebach, Betty Jane, Eva, and David). He was a member of the Plains Church, Lansdale, Pa. Funeral services on Dec. 26 were held at the Towamencin Church (rebuilding of the Plains Church in process), with John E. Lapp, J. C. Clemens, and Wayne Kratz officiating; interment in Plains Cemetery.
Martin, Ammi Rhodes, was born Aug. 21, 1898; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 4, 1959; aged 61 y. 3 m. 13 d. He was married to Vada Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Catherine V. and Reba--Mrs. Vernon Nesselrodt), one brother (P. S. Martin), and one sister (Essa Martin). He was a member of Weavers Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 6, in charge of Lloyd S. Horst, Isaac Risser, Mahlon Blosser, and Glendon Blosser.
Martin, Lavina, daughter of Elias and Anna (Martin) Gingerich, was born May 29, 1881, near Elmira, Ont.; died of a heart ailment, Nov. 12, 1959, at Ephrata, Pa.; aged 78 y. 5 m. 14 d. On Jan. 27, 1901, she was married to Elam C. Martin, who died March 5, 1928. Surviving are 10 children (Ivan, Sarah--Mrs. Alvin Horning, Anna--Mrs. Aaron Zimmerman, Rachel--Mrs. Emanuel Martin, Leah--Mrs. Paul Sauder, Ellen--Mrs. Henry Fox, Lavina--Mrs. Charles Martin, Ezra, Irene, and Vera), 64 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (John and Elias, Myerstown, Pa.). Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Springville Church. Funeral services were held at the Pike Church on Nov. 15 in charge of Joseph Hostetter, Joseph Weaver, and Amos Horst.
Miller, Bertha, daughter of Jonas and Fannie Beachy, was born Nov. 30, 1892, near Arthur, Ill.; died of cancer, Dec. 10, 1959, at Kalona, Iowa; aged 67 y. 10 d. She was married on Dec. 7, 1915, to Sol. J. Miller, who died June 14, 1956. Surviving are 8 children (Floyd V., Wellman; Ivan E., Goessel, Kans.; Fannie-- Mrs. Raymond Byler, Altha, Fla.; Samuel, Sarasota, Fla.; Ananias, Kalona; Ben, Pigeon, Mich.; Ezra, Goshen, Ind.; and Jonas, Riverside, Iowa), 14 grandchildren, and 5 sisters (Mrs. Katie Yoder, Mrs. Sylvanus Miller, Mrs. Andy Beachy, and Mrs. Dan. S. Yoder, all of Kalona, Iowa; and Mrs. Henry Yoder, Plain City, Ohio). She was a member of the Upper Deer Creek Conservative Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 13 in charge of Victor Kropf and Morris Swartzendruber.
Miller, Lydia Katherine, daughter of Jacob B. and Elizabeth (Peachy) Schrock, was born Jan. 9, 1882, near Garden City, Mo.; died Dec. 11, 1959, at her home; aged 77 y. 11 m. 2 d. She spent 74 years of her life in the house where she was born. On Oct. 4, 1908, she was married to Joseph Ami Miller, who survives. Also surviving are their 3 sons and 2 daughters (Norman J., Lexington, Mo.; J. Emerson, Lowpoint, Ill.; S. Paul, Central Province, India; Katherine--Mrs. John McCarthy, Harrisonville, Mo.; and Mary Eleanor, Goshen, Ind.), 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. A brother, 2 sisters, and a granddaughter preceded her in death.
Miller, Newton, son of John and Belle (Jones) Miller, was born Oct. 9, 1873, near Fannettsburg, Pa.; died Dec. 22, 1959, at Williamson, Pa.; aged 86 y. 2 m. 13 d. He was married to Martha Lesher, who died Sept. 12, 1954. One sister (Mrs. Mary Walck, Upper Strasburg, Pa.) survives. He was a member of the Williamson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 26, with Harvey Shank, J. Irvin Lehman, and Mahlon Eshleman officiating; interment in St. Thomas (Pa.) Cemetery.
Moyer, Elihu B., was born Aug. 27, 1871; died Dec. 23,
1959, at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 88 y.
3 m. 26 d. He was married to Elizabeth Wisler, who died Aug. 8,
1959. Surviving are 7 children (Katie--Mrs. Howard Robinson, Clarence
W., Isabella--Mrs. Elton Meyers, Durante W., Ruth--Mrs. Eric Wilbers,
Erwin W., and Norman W.), 27 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren,
and one sister (Mrs. Howard Gehman). He was a member of the Souderton
Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 27, in charge
of Russell B. Musselman
and Jacob M. Moyer.
Mullet, Esther Mae, daughter of D. Keith and Rosa Mae (Kurtz) Mullet, Bloomfield, Mont., was born Dec. 17, 1959; died at the age of one week on Dec. 24 of a heart defect. Surviving are her parents, her twin sister (Elizabeth Marie), and 3 grandparents (Mrs. Ora Mullet, Bloomfield; and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kurtz, Harrison-urg, Va.). Funeral services were conducted on Dec, 26 at the Red Top Mennonite Church by Elmer Borntrager.
Rininger, Sarah Agnes, daughter of H. A. and Lucinda (Oaks) Rininger, was born in Paint Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., May 1, 1881; died at Scalp Level, Pa., Nov. 28, 1959; aged 78 y. 6 m. 27 d. Surviving is one sister (Mrs. Lloyd Ringler, Waterloo, Iowa). One sister also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Blough Church. Funeral services were held on Dec. 2 at the Meek Funeral home, Windber, Pa., with Harry C. Blough officiating; interment in Richland Cemetery.
Torkelson, Arlene Joyce, daughter of Kenneth and Grace (Lauver) Torkelson, was born at Brooks, Alta., Feb. 3, 1957, after a short illness of acute gastroenteritis; aged 2 y. 10 m. 6 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Betty Anne and Phyllis), one brother (Earl), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lauver and Mr. Emil Torkelson), and a great-grandmother (Anna) Balderson). Funeral services were held on Dec. 12. in charge of Paul Martin and Daniel Schlabach; interment in Duchess Cemetery.
Troup, Barbara Ann, daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Boyer) Pletcher, was born March 12, 1872, in Wood Co., Ohio; died Dec. 25, 1959, at Goshen, Ind., after a lingering illness; aged 87 y. 9 m. 19 d. On Nov. 9, 1890, she was married to John M. Troup, who died on Feb. 23, 1941. A daughter, also preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughter (Florence-- Mrs. Myron E. Wallace, with whom she was living), one son (Arthur, LaGrange, Ill.), 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Goshen College Church. Funeral services were conducted on Dec. 27 by John H. Mosemann; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Weaver, Isaac, son of Levi and Polly (Yoder) Weaver, was born June 24, 1897, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack at his home on Dec. 8. 1959; aged 62 y. 5 m. 15 d. He was married to Nora E. Miller, who preceded him in death. Occupation: vegetable grower. They had 2 children (J. Robert and Sara P.--deceased). Surviving is a sister (Kathryn Weaver). He was a member of the Stahl Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 11, in charge of David C. Alwine.
Wenger, Lizzie S., daughter of the late Harrison and Susanna N. Spickler, was born Sept. 28, 1867, near Manheim, Pa.; died Dec. 14, 1959, at the Oreville Mennonite Home; aged 92 y. 2 m. 16 d. She was married to Moses W. Wenger, who died Sept. 27, 1956. Surviving are 6 children (Nora--Mrs. William Saylor, Manheim; Phares S., Mt. Joy; Mrs. Susan Esbenshade, Lititz; Rufus S., Manheim; Elmer S., Lancaster; 119 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Susan Leisey and Mrs. Fianna Houser). She was a member of the Hernley Church, where funeral services were held on Dec.
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Basinger, Joy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Champ, was born Jan. 18, 1929; died of cancer at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 12, 1959; aged 30 y. 7 m. 25 d. On March 26, 1950 at Mouth of Seneca, W. Va., she was married to Clair L. Basinger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Eileen and Carolyn), her parents, and 13 brothers and sisters (Mrs. Verdie Hedrick, Mrs. Dora Cooper, Mrs. Thelma Vance, Mrs. Virginia Vance, Mrs. Evelyn Boggs, Mrs. Ruby Dolly, Earl, Quinton, John, Harlen, Darrell, Bryson, and Dayton. Two members of the Champ family preceded her in death. She was a member of the Lindale Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 14 in charge of Moses Slabaugh.
Christophel, Ira, a lifelong resident of Elkhart Co., Ind., was born Feb. 27, 1882; died Dec. 18, 1959, at his home near Goshen, after a bedfast illness of 12 days; aged 77 y. 9 m. 21 d. In 1903, he was married to Emma Loucks, who died in 1937. Surviving are 3 sons (Carl , Elkhart; Harold, Battle Creek, Mich.; and James, Fish Lake, Walkerton, Ind.), 2 daughters (Esther, at home; and Florence--Mrs. Elmer Stauffer, Goshen), 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother (John N.), and one sister (Ada--Mrs. Jacob Good), both of Elkhart. He was a member of the Waterford Church. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church on Dec. 21, in charge of Virgil Brenneman and John Zehr.
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