Allen, William, was born March 16, 1879; died at Quakertown, Pa., Sept. 25, 1965; aged 86 y. 6 m. 9 d. His wife Lucy, to whom he was married in Nov. 1925, survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Cedric and Samuel). He was a member of the Perkiomenville Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 28, in charge of Abram G. Metz and Stanley Godshall.
Bontrager, Tobias J., New Paris, Ind., was born Dec. 4, 1892, in Lagrange Co., Ind., died at his home on Aug. 5, 1965; aged 72 y. 8 m. 1 d. On Dec. 3, 1912, he was married to Mary A. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Earl V. and Alvin G.), 4 daughters (Sylvia-Mrs. Bernard Suderman; Kathryn, Amanda-Mrs. Edwin Ramer, and Elizabeth-Mrs. Nelson Welty), one brother (Manas), and 6 sisters (Mrs. Levi Eash, Mrs. .Ervin Yoder, Mrs. Valentine Yoder, Mrs. Bert Yoder, Mrs. Homer Yoder, and Mrs. Oscar Yoder). He was a member of the Salem Church. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, in charge of Harold S. Myers and Francis Freed.
Fretz, Katie D., was born Dec. 17, 1897; died at the home of her daughter at Roslyn, Pa., Sept. 24, 1965; aged 85 y. 9 m. 7 d. She was married to E. Clarence Fretz, who died August, 1944. Surviving are 5 daughters, 5 sons, 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers. She was a member of the Perkasie Church. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Church, Sept. 27, in charge of James M. Lapp and Richard C. Detweiler.
Hershberger, Daniel D., son of Daniel G. and Kathryn Hershberger, was born near Charm, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1897; died at his home, Goshen, Ind., Sept. 23, 1965; aged 67 y. 10 m. 4 d. On May 3, 1925, he was married to Susie Chupp, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Alvin, Daniel, Floyd, Dale, and Lee), 5 daughters (Margaret, Mrs. Fannie Mabie, Dorothy, Barbara, and Betty), 10 grandchildren, one brother (Eli), 2 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. Jonas Miller and Anna-Mrs. Gilbert Hostetler), one half brother (Emanuel Hershberger), one half sister (Sylvia Hershberger), and one stepsister (Mrs. Dan Christner). One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Clinton Frame Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 26, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger; interment in Thomas Cemetery.
Mast, Mary, daughter of Joseph and Fanny (Roth )Mast, was born near Wayland, Iowa, Dec. 22, 1877; died at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa., Sept. 28, 1965; aged 87 y. 9 m. 6 d. She was the last of a family of 10 children. Besides her parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 3 half brothers and 2 half sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 30, in charge of Vernon S. Gerig and Willard Leichty.
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Birmingham, James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Birmingham, was born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., Aug. 13, 1889 ; was killed by a car on Waterloo County Road near Crosshill, Ont., Oct. 10, 1965; aged 76 y. 1 m. 27 d. In 1931 he was married to Magdalena Gerber, who survives. Also surviving are 3 brother (Michael, Thomas, and Edward), and 3 sisters (Mary, Margaret-Mrs. John Faulhafer and Elizabeth-Mrs. Guy MacMillan). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held Oct. 20, in charge of Robert Johnson, assisted by C. F. Derstine.
Diener, George P., son of Moses M. and Sarah A. (Raber) Diener, was born in Hickory Co., Mo., May 31, 1899; died at Versailles, Mo., Oct. 3, 1965; aged 66 y. 4 m. 2 d. On March 15, 1927, he was married to Ruth Edelman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Georgia Wilcox, Mrs. Rose Wenger, Mrs. Wilma Thompson, Mrs. Laura McKinzie, and Mrs. Bertha Slabach), one brother (Edward), 4 sisters (Mrs. Pearl Nebel, Beulah, Alice, and Esther), and 17 grandchildren. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 5, in charge of Allen E. Zook and Paul Hilty.
Frey, Mario David, son of Kenneth and Ellen (Nanni) Frey, was born at Batavia, N.Y., Dec. 10, 1953; died Oct. 1, 1965, at Akron, N.Y., of a broken neck suffered in a home accident; aged 11 y. 9 m. 21 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Jean Marie and Rebecca Lynne), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Roy Frey and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nanni). Funeral services were held at the Clarence Center Church, Oct. 4, in charge of Edward Diener; interment in Good Cemetery, Clarence, N.Y.
Godshall, Samuel Sell, son of Lewis and Matilda (Sell) Godshall, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Aug. 12, 1882; died at the home of his son Leroy, Oct. 4, 1965; aged 83 y. 1 m. 22 d. On Oct. 19, 1901, he was married to Mary Godshall, who died Feb. 27, 1961. One daughter also preceded him in death. Surviving are 6 sons and 5 daughters (Leroy, Willard, Menno, Alvin, Stanley, Paul, Clara-Mrs. Dayton Landis, Lillie-Mrs. Raymond Moyer, Eva-Mrs. Allen Alderfer, Stella-Mrs. H. Lloyd Mininger, and Mary-Mrs. Horace Alderfer), 57 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Sallie Moyer and Mary-Mrs. John Foreman), and 2 brothers (William and Alvin). He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 9, in charge of Arthur Ruth and Curtis Bergey.
Hartzler, Herman Dean, son of Paul D. and Elva (Basinger) Hartzler, was born at Marshallville, Ohio, April 22, 1945; died in an automobile accident near Franklin, W. Va., Oct. 3, 1965; aged 20 y. 5 m. 11 d. Surviving are his parents, his fiancée (Ruth Shank), one brother and 4 sisters (James, Rhoda, Mary, Grace, and Martha), and his grandparents (David and Ella Basinger and Mrs. Elizabeth Hartzler). He was a member of the Fairview Church, Riverton, W. Va. Funeral services were held at the Circleville (W. Va.) High School, Oct. 5, in charge of Paul S. Good and Alvin Kanagy, and on Oct. 6 at the Bank Church, Dayton, Va., in charge of Lloyd S. Horst, Jesse T. Byler, and M. J. Brunk.
Hochstetler, Ray V., son of Chris and Lena (Shetler) Hochstetler, was born at Kalona, Iowa, July 12, 1911; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Kalona, Sept. 17, 1965; aged 54 y. 2 m. 5 d. On June 5, 1932, he was married to Maggie Fisher, who survives. Also surviving are their 4 children (Leslie, Karen-Mrs. Don Gingerich, Waldo, and James, and Harlan), 5 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. Alva Yoder and Lala-Mrs. Marner Miller). His parents, one sister, and one brother preceded him in death. For the past 6 years he and his wife have served at Cedar Bluffs, a mission outreach of the Lower Deer Creek Church, where he was a member, and where funeral services were held Sept. 20, in charge of J. Y. Swartzendruber, Dean Swartzendruber, and Robert K. Yoder.
Kinsinger, Rowena Ellen, daughter of Jacob G. and Mary (Miller) Swartzendruber, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa., Aug. 11, 1889; died at her home in near Parnell, Iowa, Oct. 6, 1965; aged 76 y. 1 m. 25 d. On Dec. 5, 1912, she was married to Simon Kinsinger, who survives. Also surviving are one son and one daughter (Dorothy and Marvin), 2 sisters and one brother (Mary-Mrs. Joel Schlabugh, Edna-Mrs. Ralph Brenneman, and Loyal). She was a member of the West Union Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 9, in charge of Emery Hochstetler and Herman Ropp.
Knicely, Sarah Magdalene, daughter of Daniel and Fannie (Heatwole) Wenger, was born near Dayton, Va., Aug. 12, 1880; died at her home at Dayton Sept. 3, 1965; aged 85 y. 22 d. On Dec. 4, 1902, she was married to Fielding Harrison Knicely, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Della-Mrs. Roy Bowman, Artie-Mrs. Mahlon Horst, Delphia-Mrs. Thomas Rhodes, Fannie-Mrs. Paul Andrews, Naomi-Mrs. William Burkholder, and Vernie-Mrs. John Burkholder), 4 sons (Alvin, Reuben, Irvin, and Herman), 44 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Frank Simmons, Mrs. W. E. Kincely, and Mrs. Elam Eberly). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pleasant View Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 5, in charge of Russell Cline and Paul Shank.
Landis, Bertha K., daughter of Christian and Amanda (Kulp) Hockman, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Aug. 16, 1879; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anthony Grasse, Chalfont, Pa., Sept. 15, 1965; aged 86 y. 30 d. On Jan. 19, 1899, she was married to John Moyer Landis, who died in February, 1949. Surviving are 2 daughters (Lillian-Mrs. Anthony M. Grasse, and Blanche-Mrs. John Grasse), one brother (William), 9 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. She was an active Sunday-school teacher for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 20, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.
Leatherman, Agnes, daughter of Francis and Magdalena Miller, was born in Glendive, Mont., March 25, 1913; died at Goshen, Ind. On July 29, 1934, she was married to Clifford Leatherman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Darlene-Mrs. Glen Nussbaum, and Sandra-Mrs. Gerald Kauffman), one son (Vern), her parents, 7 grandchildren, and 8 brothers and sisters (Roy, Phillip, Francis Miller, Jr., Leona-Mrs. Merlin Miller, Margaret-Mrs. Roman Miller, Vera-Mrs. Willis Troyer, Clara-Mrs. Ervin Blucker, and Mrs. Ruth Smith). One son and 2 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the North Goshen Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 3, in charge of A. Don Augsburger and Russell Krabill; burial in Violett Cemetery.
Miller, Maureen Beth, daughter of William E. and Doreen M. (Yoder) Miler, was born Oct. 8., 1857; died at Albuquerque, N. Mex., Sept. 22, 1965, of injuries received when the school bus ran over her in front of her home the previous day; aged 7 y. 11 m. 14 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Loren and Brian), one sister (Valeta), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Maurice A. Yoder). Funeral services were in charge of Floyd Sovereign at the Chapel in the Garden, Albuquerque.
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Baker, William Jay, son of Neal and Pauline (Myers) Baker, was born at Wilmington, Pa., Oct. 11, 1959; died Oct. 8, 1965, at the Ephrata (Pa.) Hospital, one of four victims of a silo explosion accident; aged 5 y. 11 m. 27 d. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Beth Lorene), grandparents (Titus R. and Ida F. Myers, and Mrs. Minnie Baker), and great-grandparents (Joseph Horning, and Mrs. Lulu Baker). Funeral services were held at the Rock Church, Oct. 10, in charge of Merle G. Stoltzfus and C. J. Kurtz; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Flisher, Jacob H., son of Daniel F. and Mary (Shank) Flisher, was born at Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 22, 1883; died at the Mercy Hospital, Nampa, Idaho, Sept. 22, 1965; aged 82 y. 8 m. On Aug. 4, 1912, he was married to Ina V. Berry, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters (Sarah-Mrs. Wilbert Nafziger and Ruth-Mrs. Douwe Hoogterp), three sons (Clarence E., Paul F.; and Jacob H., Jr., serving as a missionary in India), 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church at Nampa, Idaho, where funeral services were held on Sept. 25, in charge of Harold Hochstetler and David Mann, representing the General Mission Board.
Huntsberger, Samuel M., son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Martin) Huntsberger, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1871; died at the Dunlap Memorial Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1965: aged 94 y. 1 d. On Jan. 3, 1897, he was married to Ida Ellen Metzler, who died in May, 1960. Surviving are 2 daughters (Sadie-Mrs. Alvin Brenneman and Stella-Mrs. Herbert Lautenschlager), 5 sons (Ira, John, Paul, Raymond, and Samuel), 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Emma White), and one brother (David). Two children also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Orrville Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 9, in charge of J. Lester Graybill and Reuben Hofstetter; interment in Martins Church Cemetery.
Loucks, Malinda Ellen, daughter of Abram and Frances (Christner) Davis, was born at Davistown, Pa., Oct. 20, 1876; died at her home in Scottsdale, Pa., Oct. 22, 1965; aged 89 y. 2 d. Her husband, George S. Loucks, preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1945. Surviving are 4 children (Gladys-Mrs. I. E. Burkhart, Frances -Mrs. Ellrose Zook, Beulah A., and Georgia Ellen), 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Audrice-Mrs. Thurman Espey). Four sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. At the time of her death, she had been a member of the Scottsdale Mennonite congregation longer than any other member. Funeral services were held at the Murphy Funeral Home on Oct. 25, in charge of Gerald C. Studer; interment in the Alverton Cemetery.
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Shetler, George W., son of John and Cora (Erb) Shetler, was born in Washington Co., Iowa, June 24, 1898; died at his home in Sarasota, Fla., Oct. 6, 1965; aged 67 y. 3 m. 12 d. He was married to Maude Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Maynard, Marilyn, Merle, John, and Rollin), 3 daughters (Alice-Mrs. Daniel Schrock, Mary Lou, and Myra Lee), 20 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Richard and Willard), and 2 sisters (Mrs. T. P. Moore and Mrs. Raymond Yordy). He was a member of the Bayshore Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 11; T. H. Brenneman, assisted by Melvin Stauffer, conducted the services; interment in Palms Memorial Park.
Zuercher, Leroy S., son of Peter and Aladine (Lehman) Zuercher, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Oct. 30, 1886; died July 6, 1965; aged 78 y. 8 m. 6 d. On Nov. 23, 1910, he was married to Carrie Light, who survives. Also surviving is one sister (Cora Weaver). Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held July 9, in charge of Richard Martin.
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No Issue Nov. 30, 1965