Gospel Herald Obituaries - February, 1962

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Gospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 6 - February 6, 1962 - page 134,135,136

Burkholder, Effie, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Wine) Grove, was born at Danforth, Ill., Aug.1, 1881; died at the King's Daughters' Hospital, Staunton, Va., Dec. 4, 1961; aged 80 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was married to Reuben Samuel Burkholder, who died in 1956. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Lettie Graves, Waynesboro, Va.), 3 sons (Oren B. and Nelson R., both of Waynesboro; and Roy A., Philadelphia, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Lettie Schultz, Bozeman, Mont.). She was a member of the Hildebrand Church for 54 years. Funeral services were held at the church, Dec. 6, in charge of F. E. Weaver and Marion C. Weaver.

Diener, Moses M., son of George and Mary Diener, was born at Elkton, Mo., Nov. 22, 1874; died at his home near Versailles, Mo., Jan. 5, 1962; aged 87 y. 1 m. 14 d. On Dec. 5, 1896, he was married to Sarah A. Raber, who died Feb. 5, 1958. Surviving are 2 sons and 4 daughters (George, Versailles; Edward, Canby, Oregon; Mrs. Pearl Nebel, Fulton, Mo.; Alice, Beulah, and Esther, Versailles), 22 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 8, in charge of Leroy Gingerich and Allen Zook.

Easton, Ida M., Harrisburg, Pa., died at a local hospital after a two-month illness; aged 91 y. She was a member of Strickler's Mennonite Church. Surviving are one son (Oliver S., with whom she resided), 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Mt. Joy Church, Dec. 1, with Harry Longenecker and Russel Zeager officiating.

Frey, Dale William, oldest son of A. Dale and Kathryn (Amstutz) Frey, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1942; died suddenly, the result of an automobile accident in Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1962; aged 19 y. 2 m. 27 d. He was employed by the Mobile Farm Service of Archbold, Ohio. Surviving are his parents, 4 brothers (Gene Allen, David Lee, Steven Ray, and Randall Scott), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Aaron D. Frey, and Mrs. Eliza Amstutz). Funeral services were conducted by P. L. Frey and Ellis Croyle at the Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

House, John Moses, passed away at the Patrick Henry Hospital, Newport News, Va.; aged 62 years. Who were his parents? Where is his family? These are questions unanswered, but one thing we know, he found the Lord nine days before he passed away on Jan. 5, 1962. He was saved on Dec. 28 and baptized the same day. As he was visited the following Sunday, he was asked how it was with him and his Lord. He whispered, "It's wonderful." One of his nurses told the visitors, "I never saw the Lord do so much for anyone." His funeral was held at the Providence Mennonite Church, Denbigh, Va., in charge of Wilbur H. Smoker, with seven present. A strange funeral for us, no friends, no relatives, no tears, no last-minute loving caresses. His body was laid to rest in the church cemetery, If anyone reading these lines is living a life of sin, take thought, and change; no one might happen to visit you in your last illness.

Knox, Edith, wife of Leroy Knox, died after a long illness at her home near Dover, Del., Dec. 31, 1961; aged 80 y. Surviving are her husband and 2 daughters. She had been blind for two years, and bedfast for nine weeks. Because of the concern of her daughters and through the efforts of the nurse caring for her (a member of the Central Mennonite Church), she became aware for her need of accepting Christ as her Saviour. On Dec. 21, she requested baptism, and Daniel Yoder, pastor of the Central Church, baptized her. Ten days later she passed on to her eternal reward. Funeral services were held from the Trader Funeral Home, Jan. 3, with Daniel Yoder officiating.

Lauver, Minnie B., daughter of Martin and Barbara (Brubaker) Brubaker, was born near East Salem, Pa., Sept. 30, 1889; died at the Community Hospital, Sunbury, Pa., Dec. 4, 1961; aged 72 y. 2 m. 4 d. On Nov. 23, 1911, she was married to Clayton H. Lauver. They observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary quietly in their home 10 days prior to her death. Surviving, besides her husband, are 3 sons and 5 daughters (Chester B., Raymond C., J. Clayton, and Bessie-Mrs. Donald Frymoyer, all of Mifflintown; Anna-Mrs. Clair Saner and Elizabeth-Mrs. Leon Yoder, of McAlisterville; Ruth-Mrs. Paul Graybill and Ellen-Mrs. Glen Apple, of Richfield), 29 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and 2 sisters (Mrs. John Heckman, Richfield; and Mrs. Levi Lehman, Lancaster). One brother, one sister, one half sister, and one grandson preceded her in death. She was an active member of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Delaware Church, in charge of Donald Lauver and Banks Weaver; interment in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Martin, J. Harry, son of Henry H. and Fannie (Miller) Martin, was born at Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 3, 1883; died at Hagerstown, Jan. 21, 1962; aged 78 y. 11 m. 18 d. On Nov. 30, 1911, he was married to Anna M. Eshleman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter and 2 sons (Edna-Mrs. Paul W. Shank, Scottdale, Pa.; J. Allen and Wilbur H., both of Hagerstown), and 13 grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 24, in charge of Nelson L. Martin and Harold A. Lehman.

May, William, Hummelstown, Pa., died at his home Jan. 13, 1962; aged 82 y. Surviving are 5 daughters and 6 sons (Mrs. Stella Hess, Bareville; Mrs. Cathrine Achenbach, Lebanon; Mrs. Verna Witmer, Harrisburg; Mrs. Edith Draubaugh, Bainbridge; John E., Hershey; Charles E., Hummelstown; Christie M. and Paul H., both of Palmyra), 2 sisters (Mrs. Eliza Eyer, Columbia; and Mrs. Ellen Lehr, York), one brother (David, Dillsburg), 43 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Boyer's Funeral Home, Jan. 17, in charge of Harry Longenecker and Frank Zeager; interment in Zion View Cemetery.

Morris, Gordon Earle, son of Coe and Ina (Randall) Morris, was born at Morell, Minn., March 1, 1896; died at Glenwood Springs, Colo., Oct. 30, 1961; aged 65 y. 7 m. 29 d. He was married to Nora Sappenfield. Surviving are one son and 2 daughters (Joseph, Glenwood Springs; Mrs. Naomi Hendricks and Faye, both of Eagle, Colo.) and 8 grandchildren. He accepted Christ as Saviour upon confession of faith while a patient at Valley View Hospital and, upon request, was baptized about 24 hours before he passed away. Funeral services were conducted at the Community Church in Eagle, Colo., by Chaplain Jacob F. Weirich. A mixed quartet from the VS unit sang.

Moyer, Annie D., daughter of Henry C. and Mary (Detwiler) Derstine, was born in Salford Twp., Pa., Dec. 21, 1890; died at her home in Telford, Pa., Dec. 24, 1961; aged 71 y. 3 d. On Sept. 13, 1913, she was married to William D. Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are one son and one daughter (Willis D., Telford; and Alma-Mrs. Harvey C. Freed, Souderton), 3 brothers (Jacob D., Souderton; David D., Telford; and Isaiah D., Franconia), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Chester M. Moyer and Mrs. Vincent C. Detweiler, both of Telford). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 28, in charge of Menno Souder, Curtis Bergey, and Leroy Godshall.

Nice, Laura M., daughter of Noah and Mary (Moyer) Moyer, was born in Salford Twp., Pa., Aug. 1, 1893; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 18, 1961; aged 68 y. 4 m. 17 d. On Dec. 2, 1916, she was married to Howard C. Nice, who survives, and is a patient at the Grand View Hospital. They had no children. Surviving are 4 sisters (Mrs. Minerva M. Moyer, Barbara M. Moyer, and Mrs. Rufus D. Derstine, all of Souderton; and Mrs. El. H. Gehman, Bally, Pa.) and one brother (Jacob M. Moyer, Telford). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 24, in charge of Curtis Bergey and Leroy Godshall.

Pletcher, Suzanna, daughter of Jacob and Lelah (Bergey) Berkey, was born in southern Ohio, Dec. 2, 1868; died Jan. 10, 1962, at Pampa, Texas, of a cerebral hemorrhage which occurred Oct. 1, 1961; aged 93 y. 1 m. 8 d. On Nov. 22, 1885, she was married to Thomas Pletcher, who died in 1928. Surviving are 7 children (Lydia-Mrs. Louis Rogers, Sparta, Mo.; George and Harvey, Perryton; Noah and Paul, Pampa; and Esther-Mrs. Worley Adair, Lawton, Okla.), 41 grandchildren, 119 great-grandchildren, 52 great-great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Albert Kilmer, Ft. Sumner, N. Mex.; and Noah and John, Hubbard, Oreg.), and 3 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Elmer Stauffer, Cora-Mrs. Albert Smith, and Saloma-Mrs. Ed Schoenheinz, all of Hubbard, Oreg.). Two of her grandchildren (Ella May-Mrs. Allen Wagner, La Veta, Colo.; and Bill Pletcher, Perryton) were reared in her home. Preceding her in death also were 2 sons , 2 daughters, one stepson, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. Grandma Pletcher was one of the pioneers of this county, and in her home one of the first Sunday schools in the county was started. Out of this Sunday school emerged the present Perryton Mennonite Church. She and her husband traveled by covered wagon to Ochiltree County in 1908. She was a member of the Perryton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, in charge of E. E. Showalter, Wallace Jantz, and Marcus Adair; interment in Ochiltree Cemetery.

Reist, Eugene N., son of Eli G. and Fianna (Nissley) Reist, was born in Rapho Twp., Mt. Joy, Pa., June 14, 1893; died at his home in Sarasota, Fla., Aug. 17, 1961; aged 68 y. 2 m. 3 d. On June 22, 1921, he was married to Suley Enck, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Robert, Florin, Pa.; and Charles, Mt. Joy), 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mabel-Mrs. Christian L. Nissly, Mt. Joy; Anna R. Weaver, Lancaster; and Mary R. Greider, Landisville), and one brother (Alvin J., Mt. Joy). One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Nissley Funeral Home, Aug. 21, by Henry W. Frank; burial in Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Rider, Amanda, daughter of Henry and Fanny Metzgar, was born Jan. 21, 1860; died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Dale Weaver, Middletown, Pa., Dec. 21, 1961; aged 101 y. 11 m. On Jan. 3, 1884, she was married to John Rider, who died in 1921. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (William and Clayton, Middletown; Fanny-Mrs. Harrison Noll, Palmyra, Pa.; and Mrs. Emma Huss, Hummelstown, Pa.); 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Strickler Mennonite church. Services were held at Geyers E.U.B. Church, Dec. 26, in charge of Clarence Lutz and Russel Zeager.

Shank, Fannie K., daughter of Samuel W. and Christianna (Keener) Martin, was born at Maugansville, Md., Aug. 18, 1886; died at her home in Greencastle, Pa., Jan. 15, 1962; aged 75 y. 4 m. 28 d. On Dec. 5, 1916, she was married to David G. Shank, who survives. Also surviving are 2 foster daughters (Mrs. Clyde Horsh, Chambersburg; and Mrs. Rollo Mowen, State Line, Pa.), 3 brothers (Harvey K. and Adin K., Maugansville; and Samuel K., Hagerstown), and 3 sisters (Maggie-Mrs. Amos Lehman, Chambersburg; Anna-Mrs. Martin E. Horst, Maugansville; and Mary-Mrs. Norman Diller, Hagerstown). She was a member of the Reiff Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 18, in charge of Reuben E. Martin, Nelson H. Martin, Oliver H. Martin, and Moses K. Horst.

Shelly, Cora L., daughter of Frank and Katie (Landis) Alderfer, was born in Bedminster Twp., Pa., Jan. 17, 1888; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Winfield Hunsberger, Ottsville, Pa., Dec. 31, 1961, after a long illness; aged 73 y. 11 m. 14 d. On March 23, 1907, she was married to Erwin M. Shelly, who died May 14, 1943. Surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons (Mildred-Mrs. Willis Derstine, Ottsville, Pa.; Florence-Mrs. Wm. D. Landes and Earl A., Telford; Victor A., Perkasie; Martha-Mrs. Winfield Hunsberger; and Marie-Mrs. Lloyd Bishop, Perkasie), 26 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 7 brothers and sisters (Horace L., Ephraim L., Mrs. Warren D. Yoder, Franklin L., Wm. L. Arthur L., and Mrs. Walter Yoder). She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 4, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.

Warye, Emma, daughter of Christian G. and Mary (Slonecker) Augsburger, was born in Butler Co., Ohio, March 13, 1871; died at Bellefontaine, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1962; aged 90 y. 9 m. 24 d. In 1910 she was married to Joe Warye, who died in 1939. After the death of her husband she lived in a small apartment at the home of a nephew, Boyd Lapp. In her last days her niece, Ruth Lapp, cared for her. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 8, in charge of Nelson Kanagy, assisted by D. Chauncey Kauffman.

White, Nelson Eugene, infant son of Paul and Ruth (Ebersole) White, Manheim, Pa., was born at Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 4, 1961; died at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Jan. 4, 1962; aged 1 m. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Ann Louise), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Ebersole, Mt. Joy; and Ira White, Washington Boro). One infant brother preceded him in death. Graveside services were conducted at the Masonville Mennonite Cemetery, Jan. 8, by Christian Charles.

Zehr, Nancy, eldest daughter of Daniel S. and Leah (Iutzi) Zehr, was born July 11, 1902; died at the General Hospital, Stratford, Ont., Sept. 2, 1961; aged 59 y. 1 m. 22 d. In 1940 she moved to her late residence in Tavistock. Surviving are 2 sisters and one brother (Marion-Mrs. Harvey Steinman, Selma-Mrs. Lorne Brenneman, and Lloyd, all of Tavistock). She was a member of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services were held September 4, with a sermon by Peter Nafziger.

Zook, Enoch Jacob, son of Jacob and Sarah (Kauffman) Zook, was born in Lawrence Co., Ohio, Feb. 17, 1879; died after an illness of one week at the Jameson Memorial Hospital, New Castle, Pa., Jan. 11, 1962; aged 82 y. 10 m. 25 d. On Jan. 14, 1922, he was married to Mary E. Spiker, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons (Mrs. Ethel Troyer, Elida, Ohio; Mrs. Sara Eshleman, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Mary Emma Shank, Scottdale Pa.; Orren, Youngstown, Ohio; and E. Homer, West Middlesex, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One son preceded him in death. He served as a section foreman for the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1904 to 1945. He also served as Sunday-school superintendent, song leader, and church treasurer. On May 23, 1920, he was ordained as minister at the Maple Grove Church, New Wilmington, Pa., with John F. Mast in charge. On Nov. 5, 1922, he was ordained to the office of bishop, with Eli Stoltzfus in charge. He served the Maple Grove Church until he retired in 1953. He also served on the Mission Board at Youngstown, Ohio, while T. K. Hershey and John I. Byler served there. Funeral services were held at the Sharp Funeral Home, Jan. 14, in charge of Merle W. Eshleman, M. L. Troyer, and Nathan Nussbaum; interment in the Amish Cemetery, New Wilmington.


Gospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 7 - February 13, 1962 ---No Obituaries in this issue.


Gospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 8 - February 20, 1962 - page 183

Brubaker, Wayne E., son of John H. and Adeline (Erb) Brubaker, was born in Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 13, 1878; died at the age of 83 y. 10 m. 25 d. Surviving are his wife, the former Nora Hackman, 2 daughters, 3 stepchildren, 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 8 stepgrandchildren. He was a member of Metzler's Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Amos Sauder and Paul Wenger; interment in Groffdale Cemetery.

Brunk, Gabriel H., son of Samuel C. and Anna (Shank) Brunk, was born near Elida, Ohio, March 4, 1883; died of a heart attack Jan. 10, 1962, at the home of his daughter, Lois Bear, Elida, Ohio; aged 78 y. 10 m. 6 d. On Oct. 16, 1904, he was married to Dora C. Mosier, who died Oct. 30, 1959. Surviving are 2 sons and 6 daughters (Rudy S., Lima; Norman H., Logan; Vera-Mrs. Louis Good, South Boston, Va.; Lois-Mrs. Paul Bear, Elida; Esther-Mrs. Merlin Good, Tanksley, Ky.; Mary-Mrs. Clarence Bear, Delphos; Martha-Mrs. Hubert Showalter, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Dora-Mrs. Lewis Heatwole, Elida), one foster son (Ralph Shepard, Dayton, Ohio), 51 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Solomon, Delphos; Reuben, Elida; and Paul, Royersford, Pa.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Alice Hartman and Emma-Mrs. Menno Shenk, Elida; and Mary, Sarasota, Fla.). Two daughters and 2 brothers preceded him in death. On June 13, 1909, he was ordained by lot to the ministry at Wolf Trap, Va. Later they moved to Elida, where he served a number of years. During this time he also ministered to the Blanchard Church. In 1920 they moved to Spring City, Pa., and then he was called back to Continental, Ohio, to serve the Mt. Pleasant Church for several years. In 1925 he returned to Elida, where he served for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the Pike Church, in charge of Paul Smith, Harold Good, E. B. Frey, I Mark Ross, and Marion Good.

Buckwalter, Mary H., daughter of Christian B. and Mary (Hershey) Brubaker, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 4, 1869; died at the home of her son, Landis B., Dec. 2, 1961; aged 92 y. 28 d. On Nov. 25, 1893, she was married to Aaron D. Buckwalter, who died March 5, 1942. Surviving are 3 children (Landis B., Lancaster; Mary B.-Mrs. Amos G. Peifer, Neffsville; and Aaron B., Florin) and one brother (Amos H., Mannheim). She was a member of Mellinger's Church for 60 years. Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Dec. 5, in charge of Harry Lefever and Nelson Landis.

Christophel, Martha (Hartman), was born at Cullom, Ill., Jan. 7, 1872; died at Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 26, 1962; aged 90 y. 19 d. On Dec. 20, 1893, she was married to Eli Christophel. Surviving are one son and one daughter (Alice Christophel, Elkhart, and Lewis, Bloomington, Ind.), 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 4 brothers (John, Cullom, Ill.; Emmanuel, Archbold; Lewis, Peoria, Ill.; and Reuben, San Francisco, Calif.). Funeral services were held at the Prairie Street Church, Jan. 30, in charge of Howard J. Zehr and D. A. Yoder; interment in Olive Cemetery.

Eberly, Gideon S., son of John and Fannie (Schmuch) Eberly, was born at Durlack, Pa., May 18, 1881; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Jan. 29, 1962; aged 80 y. 8 m. 11 d. On March 28, 1901, he was married to Julia Stauffer, who survives. (Transcribers note: See March 20, 1962 for correction). (Julia preceded him).
Also surviving are 2 sons and 4 daughters (Paul S., Noah S., Mrs. Ruth Brown, Mrs. Anna Stoner, Mrs. Dora Radcliffe, and Mrs. Esta Musser), 4 brothers (Benjamin, Casper, Milton, and Wayne), and 2 sisters (Katie Mellinger and Mrs. Mamie Long). He was a member of the Vine Street Church. Funeral services were held at Metzler's Church, Jan. 31, in charge of Frank M. Enck and J. Clair Hollinger.

Galentine, James Howard, son of Homer and Kathryn Galentine, was born June 12, 1913; died of heart failure at the Leland Memorial Hospital, Hyattsville, Md., Jan 20, 1962; aged 48 y. 7 m. 8 d. On Oct. 9, 1935, he was married to Leona Walden, who survives. Occupation: builder. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Janet, at home; and Barbara-Mrs. Robert Anneson, Hyattsville) and his stepmother (Mrs. Estella Galentine). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church at Hyattsville. Funeral services were held at the Chambers Funeral Home, Riverdale, Md., Jan, 24, with Kenneth G. Good officiating, assisted by Philip Norris; interment in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Graber, Nora, daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Swartzentruber) Slaubaugh, was born at Montgomery, Ind., Oct. 28, 1910; died at the Murphey Medical Center, Warsaw, Ind., Nov. 22, 1961; aged 51 y. 25 d. Death was caused by a heart attack while she was convalescing from surgery. On March 7, 1929, she was married to William J. Graber, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 8 sons (Joseph, Argos, Ind.; Benjamin, Indianapolis; Clarence, Kokomo; Homer, North Webster; Glenn, Bourbon; Margaret, at home; Elva-Mrs. Ezra Hochstetler, Etna Green, Ind.; Allen, Carl, and Arden, all at home), 3 brothers and 5 sisters (Edith Graber, Montgomery; Martha Graber, Doris, Irene, John, and Edward, all of Loogootee; Francis Wagler, Morgantown; and Aaron, Mylo, N. Dak.), and 11 grandchildren. One son and one brother preceded her in death. she was a member of the North Main Street Church. Funeral services were held Nov. 24, in charge of Homer North and Richard Yoder.

Hege, Amanda, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Horst, was born at Hagerstown, Md., June 18, 1893; died of a heart attack while eating supper at her home, Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. 9, 1962; aged 68 y. 6 m. 22 d. On Dec. 1, 1914, she was married to Amos S. Hege, who survives. Also surviving are 7 sons and 3 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. Simeon Heatwole, Dayton, Va.; Paul, Hagerstown; John, Chambersburg; Anna-Mrs. Adin J. Kuhns, Greencastle; Mark, Chambersburg; Emma-Mrs. Ivan D. Martin, Waynesboro, Pa.; twins-Noah, Juscoda, Wis., and Enos, Shippensburg, Pa.; and twins-Amos, Greencastle, Pa., and Adam, Newville, Pa.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Eliziah Mellinger, New Holland; Mrs. Arthur Spangler, Bareville; Mrs. John Lehman, Denbigh, Va.; and Fannie Horst, Maugansville Mennonite Home), and 40 grandchildren. A pair of premature twins and 10 brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Chambersburg Church, where short services were held Jan. 13, followed by services at the Reiff Church, Maugansville, in charge of Amos Martin, Moses Horst, Omar Martin, and Harold Hunsecker.

Hunsberger, Barbara, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Moyer) Wisler, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., July 29, 1877; died at Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, Hatfield, Pa., Jan. 31, 1962; aged 84 y. 6 m. 2 d. On Dec. 25, 1917, she was married to Jacob a. Hunsberger, who died Jan. 14, 1946. Surviving are one stepdaughter (Mrs. Mary H. Bishop), 2 stepgrandsons, and 5 step-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 3, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.

King, Carrie R., daughter of Amos and Elizabeth (Short) Rupp, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1882; died of a heart attack at her home in Stryker, Ohio, Jan. 12, 1962; aged 79 y. 1 m. 20 d. On Dec. 28, 1905, she was married to Harvey King, with whom she shared 56 years of married life. Also surviving are their 7 children (Ilva-Mrs. Leland Wyse and Ella-Mrs. Dennis Nofziger, both of Archbold; Mildred-Mrs. Everett Smith, Perrysburg, Ohio; Beulah-Mrs. Truman Grieser and Ralph, both of Archbold; Doris-Mrs. Chester Nafziger, Wauseon; and Glenn, Sarasota, Fla.), 32 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. One grandson and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14, conducted by Jesse J. Short, Dale Wyse, and Charles Gautsche.

Peachey, Horace Greeley, son of Christian B. and Rebecca (Zook) Peachey, was born at Belleville, Pa., Sept. 17, 1870; died at Cresol, Pa., Jan. 30, 1962; aged 91 y. 4 m. 13 d. He was the oldest member of the Maple Grove Church, Belleville, and the last of a family of 9 children. Funeral services were held at the Baggus funeral Home, Feb. 2, in charge of Waldo E. Miller; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 9 - February 27, 1962 - page 215, 216

Miller, Abraham F., son of John C. and Fannie (Hostetler) Miller, was born at Kalona, Iowa, March 2, 1886; died of a heart attack at Sarasota, Fla., where they had gone for the winter, Jan. 22, 1962; aged 75 y. 10 m. 20 d. On Nov. 15, 1906, he was married to Susie Miller, who survives. They enjoyed over 55 years of married life. He was one of 16 children who grew to maturity. Also surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons (Katie-Mrs. R. D. Yoder, Emma-Mrs. Edward Yutzy, Samuel A., Wilma-Mrs. Rufus W. Yoder, and Mabel-Mrs. Enos D. Bontrager, all of the Hutchinson, Kans., community; and Calvin, Minot, N. Dak.), 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and one sister (Henry, Wellman, Iowa; Harvey, Kalona; John, Lagrange, Ind.; and Mary Anna Miller, Kalona). He was a member of the Yoder (Kans.) Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Sarasota, Jan. 22, and at Yoder, Kans., Jan. 27, with Harry A. Diener and Sanford King officiating.

Reil, Phillip Herbert, son of John and Barbara (Zehr) Reil, was born near Milford, Nebr., March 7, 1879; died at his home in Milford, Nov. 30, 1961; aged 82 y. 8 m. 23 d. He was the last survivor in a family of 10 children. On Sept. 15, 1904, he was married to Minnie B. Stormer, who died Oct. 30, 1948. Surviving are one daughter (Esther-Mrs. Ralph Jantze) and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the Bethel Church. Funeral services were held at the Bellwood Church, Dec. 2, with Warren A. Eicher and Ivan R. Lind in charge.

Shantz, Mildred Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd George, was born at Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 8, 1913; died at her home in Colborne Village, near Simcoe, Ont., Nov. 11, 1961; aged 48 y. 3 d. On Aug. 8, 1936, she was married to Merle Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Stephen, London, Ont.; John, Margaret, Ruth, and Edith Ann, all at home), her parents, and one brother (John George, Sarnia). Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at the Old Windham United Church, with W. J. Moore officiating. A service for friends and relatives was held at the Wanner Mennonite Church, where Bro. and sister Shantz ministered from 1948 to 1959. The service was in charge of Howard Good, assisted by Harold D. Groh, John W. Snyder and J. B. Martin, representing the Mennonite Conference of Ontario.

Stemen, Mary, daughter of Lewis and Martha (Huber) Brenneman, was born in Perry Co., Ohio, March 20, 1881; died after a 2-year illness of leukemia at the Lima (Ohio) Memorial Hospital, Nov. 25, 1961; aged 80 y. 8 m. 5 d. On Oct. 21, 1899, she was married to Simeon Stemen, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Lewis, Mio, Mich.), 3 daughters (Una-Mrs. Benjamin Hoover and Amanda-Mrs. Richard Kerman, both of Elida; and Martha-Mrs. John Swartz, Stuarts Draft, Va.), one brother (Perry, Norfolk, Va.), 2 sisters (Cora-Mrs. Henry Good, South Boston, Va.; and Sarah-Mrs. Clay D. Sherrick, Lima, Ohio), 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was a member of the Salem Church, where services were conducted Nov. 28, in charge of Richard E. Martin.

Widrick, John S., son of Christian and Katie (Schrag) Widrick, was born near Croghan, N.Y., March, 16, 1889; died at Watertown, N.Y., Jan. 5, 1962; aged 72 y. 9 m. 20 d. On Feb. 1, 1912, he was married to Anna R. Moshier, who died Dec. 31, 1925. Eleven children were born to this union, 3 dying in infancy. On Jan. 11, 1927, he was married to Libbie Roggie, who survives. Five children were born to this union; 2 died in infancy. Surviving are 7 sons and 3 daughters (Amos and Andrew, Martinsburg, N.Y.; Ernest, Chris, and Lawrence, Woodville; Ervin, Mannsville; Clayton, Adams; Nina-Mrs. Reginald Zehr and Anna Mae-Mrs. Raymond Roes, Lowville, N.Y.; and Catherine, at home), one brother (Jonas, Lowville), and 3 sisters (Veronica-Mrs. David Zehr, Copenhagen, N.Y.; Katie-Mrs. Daniel Moshier and Anna-Mrs. Albert Kloster, Croghan, N.Y.). One brother and 3 sisters also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Woodville Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 8, in charge of Andrew Gingerich, assisted by Donald Jantzi and Norman Lyndaker.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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