BRENNEMAN, Barbara, daughter of Jeremiah and Judith (Yoder) Kauffman, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, June 4, 1871; died at her farm home, Kalona, Iowa, March 13, 1966; aged 94 y. 9 m. 9 d. On Nov. 11, 1894, she was married to Ben Brenneman, who died in Nov. 1926. Surviving are 7 children (Ephraim, Ezra, Simon, Sarah, Barbara - Mrs. Waldo Swartzendruber, Katie Hostetler, and Mary), 27 grandchildren, and 61 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Fairview C.M. Church, where funeral services were held March 16, in charge of John Ropp and Morris Swartzendruber; interment in Gingerich Cemetery.
BRUBAKER, Carl Dean, son of Lowell A. and Helen (Yoder) Brubaker, Bradenton, Fla., was born June 15, 1956; was accidentally killed in a bicycle-car accident, Feb. 12, 1966; aged 9 y. 7 m. 27 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Robert), one sister (Diane Rae), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Clark Yoder and Mr. and Mrs. Aden Brubaker). He attended the Bay Shore Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Shannon Funeral Home, Sarasota, Feb. 15, in charge of Nelson Kanagy.
BURKHART, Vernon, son of Menno and Hettie Burkhart, was born at Elmira, Ont., Oct. 9, 1918; died Feb. 13, 1966; aged 47 y. 4 m. 4 d. Surviving are his parents, 4 brothers (Melvin, Eugene, Malin, and Donald), and one sister (Nora - Mrs. Clare Shantz). Funeral services were held at the Katz and Bachtel Funeral Home, Feb. 16, in charge of J.B. Martin and Milton Schwartzentruber.
DILLER, Daniel S., son of Albert and Fannie (Shank) Diller, was born at Greencastle, Pa., March 24, 1916; died in his burning car alongside the road about six miles from his home, Mountain City, Tenn., Jan. 29, 1966, aged 49 y. 10 m. 5 d. He suffered a heart condition for the last three years. On Sept. 30, 1937, he was married to Emma G. Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Duane A., Lehman E., Dennis R., J. Daniel, Miriam D. - Mrs. Donald Thomas, Joanna M., and Ruth Elaine), his mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and 2 grandchildren. He served the church in the Willow Hill, Pa., area, at Maugansville, Md., and at Salem Ridge, Greencastle, Pa. Then he served as licensed pastor at Rainbow Chapel, Mountain City, Tenn., where on May 17, 1964, he was ordained as minister to serve at this place. Funeral services were held at the church with J. Edward Lehman, Aquila Stoltzfus, and Paul Mast officiating, and then the body was taken to Greencastle, Pa., where services were conducted at the Salem Ridge Church, with Harvey Shank, Aaron Stoltzfus, and Omar Kurtz officiating.
FAUS, Mary M., daughter of Christian and Susan (Miller) Wenger, was born near Manheim, Pa., Dec. 27, 1885; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Oct. 11, 1965; aged 79 y. 9 m. 14 d. On May 1, 1904, she was married to William W. Faus, who preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1959. Surviving are 3 children (Samuel, Arvilla, and Mary Elizabeth - Mrs. Elias Frey), 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Hernley Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 15, with Paul Witmer and Clyde Metzler officiating.
GOOD, Aaron, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Culp) Good, was born near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 20, 1884; died at the Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio, March 11, 1966; aged 81 y. 4 m. 19 d. On April 29, 1906, he was married to Cleo Bernice Barnt, who died Feb. 25, 1953. On June 19, 1954, he was married to Mrs. Geneva O'Connell, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Eldredge B., Harold E., and Ezra O.), 4 daughters (Esther - Mrs. Ralph Diller, Eva - Mrs. Charles Kirkendall, Betty - Mr. Clifford Moore, and Laura - Mrs. Paul Hartman), 2 brothers (Christian and Abraham), 29 grandchildren, one stepgrandson, and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Pike Church, in charge of Merlin Good, Lawrence Brunk, and Richard Martin.
KEIM, Susan, daughter of Noah J. and Amanda Troyer, was born near Middlebury, Ind., Nov. 14, 1891; died March 1, 1966; aged 74 y. 3 m. 15 d. On Aug. 19, 1911, she was married to Abe J. Keim, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Alvin L., Katie - Mrs. John Kauffman, Elsie - Mrs. Paul K. Troyer, Susie - Mrs. Wayne Sommers, Ray, and Ellen - Mrs. Don Lukeman), 22 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. One daughter, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Howard-Miami Church.
KRATZER, John W., son of John and Anna (Swartz) Kratzer, was born near Kidron, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1881; died at the Wooster (Ohio) Community Hospital, March 12, 1966; aged 84 y. 6 m. 15 d. On Dec. 21, 1911, he was married to Martha Elizabeth Moser, who survives. Also surviving are 11 children (Carl, Stanley, Loyal, John V., Edison, Wayne, Eileen - Mrs. J.B. Lothridge, Grace - Mrs. James Ritchey, Gilda - Mrs. Loren Nafziger, Virginia - Mrs. Dana Brooks, and Joanna - Mrs. Wayne Liechty) and 29 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services were held March 16, in charge of Bill Detweiler, Rueben Hofstetter, and Isaac Zuercher.
LEHMAN, Bruce F., son of Joseph E. and Eleonora (Frey)
Lehman, was born Oct. 18, 1901; died of a heart attack at his
home, Chambersburg, Pa., aged 64 y. 2 m. 3 d. Surviving are 2
sisters (Ruth F. and Mrs. Harold Herr) and 3 brothers (Amos F.,
Howard F., and Paul F.) He was a member of the Chambersburg Church,
where funeral services were held Dec. 24, with Omar Martin and
Harold Hunsecker officiating.
(Transcriber's note: Date of death would probably be Dec. 21, 1965)
NISSLEY, Albert R., son of Martin and Mary (Rohrer) Nissley, was born Sept. 13, 1892; died at his home, Landisville, Pa., Dec. 20, 1965; aged 73 y. 3 m. 7 d. On Aug. 12, 1920, he was married to Stella R. Witmer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Virginia, Irene, and Hiram), 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers (Jacob R., Mrs. Mary Weaver, Irene Bomberger, and Daniel R.). He was a member of Kauffman's Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 23, in charge of Homer Bomberger and Clarence Stauffer.
SCHANTZ, Dan, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hage) Schantz, was born at Rolfe, Iowa, Oct. 20, 1905; died after a lingering illness at the St. Francis Hospital, West Point, Nebr., March 14, 1966; aged 60 y. 4 m. 22 d. Surviving are 3 brothers and 4 sisters (Edwin and Esther of Wisner, Nebr., with whom he made his home, Arthur, Chris, Martha, Lizzie - Mrs. Jonas Birky, and Mrs. Bertha Birky). One brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Beemer Mennonite Church, having been reinstated on Jan. 2, 1966. Funeral services were held at the church, in charge of Sam Oswald; interment in Beemer Cemetery.
SLONECKER, Katie R., daughter of Benjamin and Catherine (Gerig) Roth, was born in Germany, Dec. 13, 1878; died at West Liberty, Ohio, March 12, 1966; aged 87 y. 2 m. 27 d. On Dec. 12, 1899, she was married to Peter J. Slonecker, who died April 7, 1954. Surviving are 4 children (Lester, Carl, Mary - Mrs. Archie Headings, and Margaret - Mrs. Boyd Yoder), 13 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. She was the last one of a family of seven. She was a member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were held March 14, in charge of Roy S. Koch.
SMELTZER, Clarence R., son of David and Mary (Holdeman) Smeltzer, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Nov. 25, 1891; died at Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital, Feb. 8, 1966; aged 74 y. 2 m. 14 d. On Feb 11, 1915, he was married to Minnie Wogoman, who died July 24, 1926. On Oct. 4, 1928, he was married to Mary Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Ruth - Mrs. Dwight Newcomer, Viola, Glen, Melba - Mrs. Frank Williams, Clifford, David, and Dale) and 13 grandchildren. He was a member of the Holdeman Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 10, with Simon G. Gingerich and Ben Strohbehn officiating.
SMUCKER, Chris S., son of Henry and Susan (Swartz) Smucker, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, June 27, 1885; died Feb. 17, 1966; aged 80 y. 7 m. 21 d. Surviving are his companion, Ida Belle (Yoder) Smucker, 3 daughters (Irene - Mrs. Forest King, Christina, and Isabel), one brother (Elmer), one sister (Mary - Mrs. George Hostetler), and 3 grandsons. Committal services were conducted at the South Union Cemetery, with memorial services following at the Oak Grove Church.
SNIDER, Ronald E., son of Delton and Lauretta Snider, was born Oct. 25, 1908; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., March 9, 1966; aged 57 y. 4 m. 25 d. On June 24, 1931, he was married to Lilliam Baer, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 2 daughters (Joy - Mrs. Keith Witmer and Ann - Mrs. Peter Morgan), one son (Glenn), 2 brothers (Leonard and Edward), one sister (Delores - Mrs. Lloyd Schiedel), and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Erb Street Church, where funeral services were held March 12, with J.B. Martin officiating, assisted by Milton Schwartzentruber.
STUTZMAN, Katie, was born at Milford, Nebr., Sept. 5, 1894; died March 8, 1966, at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Lebanon, Oreg., where she had resided for the past 5 years; aged 71 y. 6 m. 3 d. On Oct. 15, 1912, she was married to Ivan Stutzman, who preceded her in death. One son also preceded her. Surviving are one son (Roman), 2 daughters (Fern - Mrs. Harry Gerig and Alverda - Mrs. Leo Nofziger), 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Tillie Schweitzer, Cora Boshart, and Barbara Stutzman), and 2 brothers (Peter and Emmanuel). She was a member of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held March 11; interment in the IOOF Cemetery, Lebanon.
UMBLE, John Sylvanus, son of B. Frank and Nancy (Stolzfus) Umble, was born at Kelly Point, Pa., Feb. 16, 1881; died at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, Ohio, March 14, 1966; aged 85 y. 26 d. On Dec. 25, 1906, he was married to Alice Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Frank and Roy), one brother and 2 sisters (Floyd S., Myrtle, and Fern), and 3 grandchildren. For many years he was professor of English and Speech at Goshen College. He was a member of the College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., where funeral services were held March 16, with John H. Mosemann and Paul Mininger officiating; interment in Violett Cemetery.
WITMER, David, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Klopfenstein)
Witmer, was born March 22, 1885; died at the Hicksville Nursing
Home, Feb. 17, 1966; aged 80 y. 11 m. 26 d. On Oct. 20, 1913,
he was married to Elizabeth Leichty, who died Aug. 13, 1961. Surviving
are 4 daughters and one son (Mrs. Dorothy King, Wilbur, Mrs. Gladys
Harrar, Mrs. Eldora Blosser, and Mrs. Myrtle Schmucker), 24 grandchildren,
and 5 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Leo Church, where funeral services were
held Feb. 20, in charge of Carl J. Rudy.
(Transcriber's note: Age at time of death should probably be 80 y. 10 m. 26 d.)
WITMER, Levi, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Klopfenstein)
Witmer, was born May 1, 1891; died at Fort Wayne, Ind., March
10, 1966; aged 74 y. 7 m. 9 d. On Dec. 4, 1913, he was married
to Minnie Nafziger, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons and
4 daughters (Melvin, Nelson, Raymond, Joseph, Dennis, James, Mrs.
Inez Graber, Mrs. Geneva Breit, Mrs. Annabell Coblentz, and Mrs.
Mary Louise Miller), 23 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Leo Church, where funeral services were
held March 13, in charge of Carl J. Rudy.
(Transcriber's note: Age at time of death should probably be 74 y. 10 m. 9 d.)
YODER, Lee L., son of Valentine T. and Kathryn (Schrock) Yoder, was born at Topeka, Ind., Jan. 29, 1881; died at his home, Shipshewana, Ind., March 11, 1966; aged 85 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Dec. 29, 1907, he was married to Lizzie A. Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and one daughter (Harry V., Floyd H., Clyde J., Gladys - Mrs. James Ringo, and Nel F.), 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Tobias V.). One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shore Church, where funeral services were held March 13, in charge of Orvin H. Hooley and Homer J. Miller.
ZEHR, Milo, son of Joseph and Bertha (Staley) Zehr, was born Sept. 25, 1893; died at Flanagan, Ill., March 8, 1966; aged 72 y. 5 m. 11 d. On Feb. 23, 1916, he was married to Rose Bachman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters and one son (Mrs. Fern Welsh, Mrs. Eileen Lueck, Mrs. Ruth Slagell, and Paul), 2 brothers (Roy and Loyd), and 2 sisters (Ella Yordy and Lola Roeschley). Two brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Waldo Church, where funeral services were held March 10, in charge of E.J. Stalter and Earl Sears.
Transcribed by: Jeannine Janzen, Kansas
Gospel Herald April 5, 1966 (article)
Jacob Cassel Clemens
By John E. Lapp
Jacob Cassel Clemens was a seventh generation descendant of the pioneer Gerhart Clemens, a Mennonite, born in 1680, probably in Switzerland, who came to America in 1709 and settled first in Skippack and later became a large landowner in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Jacob, the son of Jacob N. and Elizabeth (Cassel) Clemens, was born on April 2, 1874, in Franconia Township and died at Lansdale, Pa., May 14, 1965. When he was a boy of ten, the family moved to Mainland, Pa., where he grew to manhood on a farm located on the banks of the Skippack Creek. He often spoke of his happy boyhood experiences-including fishing and swimming in this stream.
J. C., as he was called, lived life with a purpose. God had endowed him with many native gifts and abilities. After completing the elementary schools in Lower Salford Township, he attended Sumneytown Academy and Perkiomen Seminary, Pennsburg, Pa. This was the very best type of preparation for a young man of his day to obtain. He began teaching in the public schools of Lower Salford Township at the age of seventeen, and continued teaching for twelve years in this township and nearby Hatfield Township.
After spending twelve years in the schoolroom, J. C. chose banking for his vocation. He was employed for six years as treasurer of the Lansdale Trust and Safe Deposit Company. At the time of his ordination to the ministry, he had an offer to a position in the Montgomery Trust Company of Norristown, but he chose to serve as a minister of the Gospel.
During his teaching career, he attended the commencement exercises of the Towamencin Township School and a girl, who was a member of the graduating class, was introduced to this handsome young man by her big brother Jacob. One year later J. C. began dating Hannah Clemmer Rittenhouse, and they were married on May 27, 1899, by James Becker, a Lutheran minister. Neither Jacob nor Hannah had yet begun their life with God, but the next year they were baptized by Bishop Josiah Clemmer, in the Plains Church, where they became active members.
On Nov. 14, 1906, Jacob shared the lot for minister with four other brethren in the Plains Church, at Lansdale. He was chosen, ordained in the same service, and continued as minister in the same church for over fifty-eight years. He began to preach English sermons immediately; this made him one of the early English preachers in the Franconia Conference. His services were much in demand in neighboring churches.
In addition to preaching in the Mennonite churches of Eastern Pennsylvania, he accepted invitations to preach in union chapels and in churches of other denominations. He could interest all from the youngest to the oldest. He could take difficult Bible portions and make them so simple that all could understand. His greatness in preaching was in the simplicity and orderliness of his messages.
In his home congregation evangelistic meetings were frowned upon, but in his early ministry he was called to serve as an evangelist, and he accepted many invitations, serving in a church wide ministry for many years. Many persons still remember him as the evangelist under whose ministry they found Christ as their own Saviour.
Bro. Clemens was first and foremost a church man, but he was also a family man. The Lord blessed them with six children: Ernest, cashier of the Harleysville National Bank; Ruth-Mrs. Abram A. Landis, Lederach, Pa. ; Paul, who before his death in January , 1965, served as a minister in the Worcester Church, Fairview Village, Pa.; Jacob R., purchasing agent at Martin Century Farms, Lansdale, also active in church work, serving as secretary of the Franconia Mission Board and as vice-president of the General Mission Board, Elkhart, Ind.; James, Goshen, Ind., librarian at the college; and Betty-Mrs. J. David Nyce, Lansdale.
As a father, Bro. Clemens always maintained a healthy interest in the life of his children, and used his skills to direct them into worthwhile vocations. Though he lived on a farm after his ordination, he did not put himself into farming as he well could have, because he recognized that his first calling in life was to fulfill his ministry .
As a church man, he was always interested in the total life of the church. Surely he performed a pastoral ministry in his own congregation at Lansdale, but he maintained a deep concern for the Franconia Conference and for the church at large. He was appointed as the first secretary for the Franconia Conference in 1909 , and served until 1949. He was a charter member of the Franconia Historical Society and one of the leading promoters of the Franconia Mennonite Aid Plan for Mutual Fire Insurance, which began in 1936.
He was active during World War I as a frequent visitor to the conscientious objectors in the camps. He served on numerous committees in the Franconia Conference, including the district Peace Problems Committee from 1937 to 1949. He had a deep interest in church music, and promoted special singing long before many others could see any value in this.
He also served actively in the general church program, as member of the Mennonite Publication Board almost from the beginning until 1950, and one term on the Board of Education. For many years he was active as a member of the Historical Committee of the Mennonite General Conference.
Bro. Clemens loved history so much that he could make it live. His life was deeply rooted in the past. In the early years of his ministry he read The Complete Works of Menno Simon and the Handbook of Dietrich Philip in German. He knew how to hold on to the worthwhile things of the past, to make them practical for the present, and to preserve them for the future. Incidentally one is impressed with the struggles of the Mennonite Church between 1910 and 1940 on the question of liberal theology and fundamentalism. Bro. Clemens with a few other ministers held to the simple Gospel and preserved the Franconia Conference from going down the road of fundamentalism with all of its dangers.
This helped to preserve the eastern part of the church from the emphasis on dispensationalism and certain leanings toward militarism. In fact, the Franconia Conference never did endorse the Christian Fundamentals adopted by the Mennonite General Conference in 1921 , but did endorse the Confession of Faith adopted in 1963. Through the years of history the loyalty of the Franconia Conference was to the Dordrecht Confession of Faith of 1632. Our brother was largely responsible for this holding to the Anabaptist-Mennonite faith during the early years of the present century .
However, Bro. Clemens did maintain a warm interest in the total life of the church. He never did promote any narrow provincial attitudes, but always sought to maintain the fraternal fellowship and the unity of the total church, even though sometimes brethren from other areas of the church might not have agreed with him.
Even though his interest was in the work of the church, he never became so much absorbed in any kind of study or any program which caused him to lose his interest in people. He was always cheerful and met folks with a ready smile. He had a kindly interest in persons as individuals. He visited in many homes and personally invited people into the fellowship of the church through their acceptance of Christ. This he did in coming to visit in our home when I was a boy and giving to me a personal invitation to follow the Lord. He showed a kindly interest in younger ministers, and always had an encouraging word for those who were not gifted as he was.
Even though we did not have evangelistic meetings in the Plains Church until 1938, we did engage in this type of visitation evangelism. During the years of Bro. Clemens' ministry, the membership of the Plains congregation doubled in number. I shall never forget how I was introduced to the churches of the Franconia Conference and to the church at large by this dear older brother. It was he who accompanied me the first time I attended the General Conference after my ordination. There he introduced me to many of his friends.
The outstanding lesson one gets from the life of Bro. Clemens is the deep commitment he made to his Lord and to his church. It would certainly have been possible for a minister who was ordained in 1906 to have continued his employment in a bank. But our brother left the "counting house" to attend to the work of the "meeting house."
Throughout his whole lifetime he served in the church without any salary. He did receive personal gifts and some offerings for evangelistic and Bible conference work, and later shared in the "love offerings" lifted for and shared by three ministers in the Plains Church. But this never provided- very much toward his living needs. When one thinks of the fact that if he had continued in the banking career, he with his abilities would likely have become a bank president, for him to have given his whole life to the church has more meaning.
The very fact that he continued actively as a minister in the Plains Church throughout his whole lifetime endeared him to the hearts of all. His last sermon was preached on Nov. 15, 1964, just one day after the fifty-eighth anniversary of his ordination. All of the church was impressed with his warm spirit and his desire to witness for his Lord, but the weakness of his body was evident. At the close of his sermon he wanted to read a Scripture, but could not locate it; when he wanted to take his seat, he hardly got there.
The last months of his life were difficult. He was grieved when he saw the sufferings of his son Paul. Bro. Clemens always maintained interest in the contemporary. He would read the newspaper and other news magazines every day. But three months before his death he suffered a stroke and lost interest in the happenings of the day. During the last years of his life he talked much about heaven and his desire to go to be with his Lord. He did seem to have fears of old age and what could happen to him. When he suffered a stroke and later a broken hip, the things he feared so much came upon him. Finally he answered the heavenly summons on May 14, 1965.
J. C. Clemens served his generation well; he was God's man for the hour. In many respects he did save the day for the church. As he looked back into history, he also looked forward to heaven, where he is now at rest with his Lord. But he did not look forward to death; he was looking for the coming of the Lord. He often preached on this subject. Now we look forward to the coming of our Lord as the time when he and all "the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
ALBRECHT, John R., son of John and Lena (Roth) Albrecht, was born in Perth Co., Ont., March 29, 1890; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., March 16, 1966; aged 75 y. 11 m. 15 d. On Dec. 6, 1914, he was married to Sarah Boshart, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (John, Lloyd, Kenneth, and Edith - Mrs. Gordon Becker), 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Barbara and Lena - Mrs. Thomas Bossence). One son, one brother, and one sister predeceased him. He was a member of the Maple View Church, near Wellesley, where funeral services were held March 19, with Chris O. Erb and Steve Gerber in charge.
BLACK, Charles, son of Frank and Mary (Dunkle) Black, was born at Kline, W. Va., Jan. 19, 1893; died at his home, Needmore, W. Va., March 11, 1966; aged 73 y. 1 m. 20 d. Surviving are 2 brothers (Walter and Edward) and 4 sisters (Mrs. Eva Bohmer, Mrs. Maude Walker, Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, and Mrs. Jane Conrad). He was a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held March 13, in charge of S.A. Shank.
BOLLER, Emma, daughter of Joseph D. and Mary (Knepp) Miller, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 20, 1894; died at McAllen, Texas, March 14, 1966; aged 72 y. 22 d. On Sept. 3, 1913, she was married to Jason Boller, who died in 1961. Surviving are one daughter (Wilma - Mrs. Joe Kauffman), 3 sisters (Mrs. Chris Troyer, Mrs. Ollie Gingerich, and Mrs. Joe M. Yoder), 5 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the East Union Church, where funeral services were held March 18, in charge of J. John J. Miller and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber.
FOLTZ, Cornelius R., son of Joseph and Susan (Smith) Foltz, was born at Mathias, W. Va., Sept. 5, 1885; died at Bridgewater, Va., Feb. 28, 1966; aged 80 y. 5 m. 23 d. His wife, Lula Sherman Foltz, died in 1961. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Stanley, Clarence, Mamie - Mrs. Charles Sager, and Camcy - Mrs. John Lawson). He was a member of the Buckhorn Church. Funeral services were held at Jenkins Chapel, March 3, in charge of Samuel A. Shank and Linden M. Wenger.
GAMBER, David S., son of Henry S. and Annie (Shank) Gamber, was born near Landisville, Pa., June 7, 1875; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 7, 1966; aged 90 y. 8 m. His wife, Emma E. Beamesderfer Gamber, died in 1964. Surviving are one son and one daughter (Myra G. - Mrs. Roy L. Good and Arthur B.), 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Landis Valley Church. Funeral services were held at the Beck Funeral Home, with Levi M. Weaver and Ira D. Landis officiating.
GARBER, Ada N., daughter of Amos R. and Frances (Bear) Nissley, was born at Mt. Joy, Pa., Feb. 9, 1887; died in her sleep from a heart attack at her home, Mt. Joy, March 23, 1966; aged 79 y. 1 m. 14 d. Her mother passed away just eight days earlier. On Feb. 13, 1913, she was married to Henry F. Garber, who survives and who has been active in the Eastern Mennonite Mission Board for many years, and is a minister in the Mt. Joy congregation. Also surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Catharine - Mrs. John Leatherman, Lois - Mrs. Clarence Keener, and Robert H.), 4 grandchildren, and one brother (Charles). Funeral services were held at the Mt. Joy Church, March 26, in charge of Raymond Charles, Henry Frank, and Amos Hess; interment in Kraybill Cemetery.
GEHMAN, Bertha H., daughter of Enos and Sarah (Histand) Gehman, was born at Bally, Pa., Nov. 9, 1892; died after a long illness at Styers Convalescent Home, Pennsburg, Pa., Jan. 26, 1966; aged 73 y. 2 m. 17 d. She and her sister Lizzie, who died just 2 1/2 weeks later, lived together all their lives. Other survivers are 3 brothers (Harvey H., Jacob H., and David H.) and one sister (Elsie - Mrs. Abram Godshall). She was a member of the Old Hereford Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 29, in charge of Paul E. Longacre and Winfield Ruth.
GEHMAN, Lizzie H., daughter of Enos and Sarah (Histand) Gehman, was born at Bally, Pa., June 20, 1897; died at the Allentown (Pa.) General Hospital, Feb. 14, 1966; aged 68 y. 7 m. 25 d. She took care of her invalid sister Bertha until ill health made it impossible. Surviving are 3 brothers and one sister (Harvey H., Jacob H., David H., and Elsie - Mrs. Abram Godshall). She was a member of the Old Hereford Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 19, in charge of Paul E. Longacre and Winfield Ruth.
HOCHSTEDLER, John A., son of Samuel A. and Anna (Miller) Hochstedler, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Nov. 7, 1881; died at Kalona, March 22, 1966; aged 84 y. 4 m. 15 d. On Jan. 22, 1907, he was married to Savilla Hochstedler, who died Nov. 25, 1951. He has no close relatives surviving, except a number of nephews and nieces. He was a member of the East Union Church, where funeral services were held March 24, in charge of J. John J. Miller and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber.
HORST, Ray, son of Ezra and Emma (Martin) Horst, was born at Dalton, Ohio, June 7, 1909; died at the Dunlap Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1966, from a heart attack suffered while opening the church for services; aged 56 y. 6 m. 26 d. On Jan 17, 1932, he was married to Rhoda Burckhart, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Leonard, Willis, Mervin, and Vanita - Mrs. Raul Tadeo), 6 brothers and 3 sisters (Rueben, Ivan, Albert, Homer, John, David, Mrs. Susie Knapp, Amelia - Mrs. William Gabel, and Carrie - Mrs. Paul Lehman). One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the County Line Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 5, in charge of Cleophas Steiner, Elmer Good, and Earl Champ.
LANDIS, Katie B., daughter of Oliver and Katie (Musselman) Blank, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Sept. 2, 1900; died at the Pottstown (Pa.) Memorial Hospital. Jan. 2, 1966; aged 65 y. 4 m. In 1918 she was married to Elias B. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Arthur, Stanley, Allen, Elias, Jr., Roy, and Arlene - Mrs. Dale Delp) and 19 grandchildren. She was a member of the Towamencin Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Ellis Mack and Harold Fly.
MILLER, Emma, daughter of Moses and Mary (Yutzy) Helmuth, was born near Arthur, Ill., Oct. 5, 1892; died at the home of her son, Elvan E., Napoleon, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1966; aged 73 y. 3 m. 23 d. On June 27, 1909, she was married to Isaac D. Miller, who died in 1914. Also preceding her in death were one son, 2 brothers, and one grandson. Surviving are one daughter (Laura - Mrs. Levi Rupp), 2 sons (Ervin and Elvan E.), one brother (Lee Roy), 2 sisters (Amanda - Mrs. Frank Kiem and Clara - Mrs. Ben Kiem), 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a charter member of the Inlet Church, Wauseon, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, Jan. 31, in charge of Dale Wyse and Charles Gautsche.
MOYER, Susan, daughter of the late Isaac and Susan (Fisher) Krieble, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Jan. 9, 1882; died at Kulpsville, Pa., Jan. 6, 1966; aged 83 y. 11 m. 28 d. In 1910 she was married to the late Irwin K. Moyer. One daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 children (Lizzie, Mrs. Abram Allebach, Mrs. Orvis Johnston, and Raymond A.), 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Towamencin Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 11, in charge of Ellis Mack, Harold Fly, and John Lapp.
NISSLEY, Frances B., daughter of Samuel and Amelia (Lane) Bear, was born at Mt. Joy, Pa., Dec. 30, 1865; died at the home of her granddaughter Lois - Mrs. Clarence K. Keener, Mt. Joy, with whom she had made her home the last three years; aged 100 y. 2 m. 15 d. In 1883 she was married to Amos R. Nissley, who died in 1925. Two sons and one daughter are also deceased. Surviving are one daughter and one son (Ada - Mrs. Henry F. Garber and Charles), 8 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was the oldest member of the Mt. Joy Church, where funeral services were held March 18, in charge of Henry Frank.
OSBORNE, Ralph Leroy, son of C.E. and Pearl (Frey) Osborne, was born in Miami Co., Ind., Aug. 18, 1918; died of a heart attack at the Marion General Hospital, Oct. 26, 1965; aged 47 y. 2 m. 8 d. On Oct. 11, 1941, he was married to Doris Hostetler, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Doyle, Virgil, Verbeta, Nanette, and Leon), 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Herbert, Chester, Gerald, Millard, Verlin, Mrs. Marjorie Hostetler, and Mrs. Marcille Kendall). Ralph was employed by the Myers Heating and Plumbing Co., Amboy. He was a member of the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 29, with Harold Mast officiating; interment in Mast Cemetery.
PLANK, Fred Samuel, son of Samuel B. and Salome (Plank) Plank, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1893; died at the Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio, March 16, 1966; aged 72 y. 7 m. 7 d. On Feb. 12, 1919, he was married to Lela M. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Pauline - Mrs. Marion Moats, Evelyn - Mrs. Kenneth Holderman, Donna, and Arletha - Mrs. Richard Detrick), one brother (Marion), and 6 grandchildren. One son and one grandchild preceded him in death. He was a member of the Bethel Church, where funeral services were held March 19, in charge of Ralph M. Smucker and Virgil Gerig; interment in Alexander Cemetery.
SIMMONS, Esther, daughter of Frank and Lottie (Bowers) Basye, was born at Mathias, W. Va. Jan. 12, 1945; died at the Chorlottesville, Va., Hospital, March 7, 1966, following complications from rheumatic fever; aged 21 y. 1 m. 23 d. Her husband, Nelson Simmons, survives. Also surviving are one son (Jeffrey), her parents, 3 brothers (John, Norman, and Frank, Jr.), and one sister (Mona Leonard). She formerly worshiped at Mt. Hermon, Bergton, Va., where funeral services were held March 10, in charge of Linden M. Wenger.
WEAVER, Katie, daugher of Mose and Mary (Miller) Weaver, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 10, 1897; died near Goshen, Ind., at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anan Miller, March 15, 1966; aged 68 y. 10 m. 5 d. Surviving are 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Noah, Mahlon, Irvin, Ada - Mrs. Malcolm Pidgeon, and Lovina - Mrs. Anan Miller). Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the North Goshen Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Russell Krabill and Don Augsburger.
YODER, Curtis Orlando, son of Ira N. and Verna Yoder, was born at Fairview, Mich., Oct. 15, 1903; died at his home in Fairview, March 5, 1966; aged 62 y. 5 m. 18 d. On Dec. 2, 1931, he was married to Mabel Beachy, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Irene - Mrs. Douglas Stevens and Olen C.), his mother, 2 sisters (Mrs. Nina Wyman and Mrs. Reathel Shantz), and 2 brothers (Glen O. and Carl E.). He was a member of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held March 7, in charge of Harvey Handrich.
ZEHR, Samuel, son of Jacob and Leah (Kuepfer) Zehr, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Feb. 13, 1895; died at Avon Crest Hospital, Stratford, Ont., Feb. 14, 1966; aged 71 y. 1 d. On Dec. 9, 1917, he was married to Emma Albrecht, who died Feb. 17, 1963. Surviving are 3 sons and 4 daughters (Harvey, Elmer, Mahlon, Esther - Mrs. John Krajaefski, Mary - Mrs. Harold Gascho, Leona - Mrs. Lincoln Reibling, and Salina - Mrs. Stanley Jutzi), 19 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Chris K., William, Fanny - Mrs. William Poole, and Nancy - Mrs. Amos Albrecht). He was predeceased by one son, one daughter, 5 brothers, and one sister. He was a member of the Maple View Church, Wellesley, where funeral services were held Feb. 17, with Alvin Leis and Herbert Schultz officiating.
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Gospel Herald, April 12, 1966, (article)
Jacob T. Harnish
By Clayton L. Keener
Jacob T. Harnish was born on Feb. 23, 1879, on a farm in Pequea Township, which was situated adjacent to the Byerland Mennonite Church. His parents were George K. and Martha Thomas Harnish. Jacob completed his eighth-grade education at the Mt. Hope one-room rural school. He read the Bible through as a boy a number of times, using the light of a small coal-oil lamp.
On Nov. 27, 1902, he married Lizzie H. Hess, daughter of Abraham M. and Barbara Herr Hess. Four years later they were both baptized by Abraham Herr in the Pequea Creek adjoining the farm and became members of the Byerland Mennonite Church.
To this union five children were born: Clarence H., May 3, 1904; Martha H. (Mrs. Enos Myer), Jan. 14, 1906; Enos H., March 26-July 20, 1907; Jacob H., Nov. 3, 1908; and Anna H. (Mrs. Harry Ranck), Jan. 21, 1910. The happiness of the home was broken upon the death of the mother from pneumonia on Oct. 24, 1910.
On Feb. 13, 1913, Ella Weaver and Jacob were married by Bishop C. M. Brackbill. She was the daughter of Aaron and Susanna Houser Weaver. The seven children of Jacob and Ella are: Elizabeth W., Jan. 15, 1914; Stella W. (Mrs. John Clymer), March 30, 1915; Mary W., RN (Tanzania), Feb. 13, 1917; John H., Aug. 28, 1918; Ada E. (Mrs. John Graybill), Nov. 12, 1919; Roy W., June 10, 1921; and Henry W., March 8, 1929. Ella passed away on Nov. 3, 1964.
The Harnish family moved from Byerland to the Willow Street-Strasburg District in March, 1909, locating on a farm on the Beaver Valley pike, on the southern end of the original 1710 John Herr tract. Jacob became active in Sunday school and church activities and was ordained deacon for the Willow Street and Strasburg churches when Deacon John B. Keener called for help. Bishop Christian M. Brackbill had charge of the ordination held at Strasburg on June 1, 1922. David S. High, Musser S. Herr, Harry D. Herr, and Amos Mellinger were also in the class.
On Jan. 31, 1929, after Frank M. Herr had called for ministerial assistance, Jacob was ordained by Bishop Christian M. Brackbill from a class which also included Witmer I. Barge, Musser S. Herr, and Clarence H. Harnish. During his ministry Bro. Harnish served as an evangelist in a number of places. He was an assistant field worker on the mission board for many years. He served on the Oreville Mennonite Home Board, Lancaster, Pa., from 1925 to 1958, when he resigned. For 27 years he was chairman of the Board of Directors.
When the Pequea District was divided into three parts, Jacob was ordained as bishop at the Strasburg Church for the Willow Street-Strasburg District on Dec. 26, 1946, by J. Paul Graybill. Upon this occasion Emory H. Herr and Clayton L. Keener also shared the lot.
At the time of the ordination, the district included the churches of Willow Street, Strasburg, New Providence, Mechanic Grove, Oak Shade, and Sunnyside. During Bro. Harnish's administration the churches at Mt. Vernon and Lincoln University, both in Chester County, were added to the district. In the three ordinations he was the oldest in the class of nominees. Bro. Harnish remained active in his bishop responsibilities until his death. Upon reaching the age of 80, he asked for bishop help.
On June 25, 1959, a service was held at the Strasburg Church to provide such help. Emory H. Herr, Ray S. Yost, and Clayton L. Keener had been nominated by the churches. The lot was found in the book that was not taken by the brethren Herr and Yost, and thus Clayton L. Keener, who was serving as a missionary in Ethiopia at the time, was the choice. The actual ordination took place at the Strasburg Church on March 6, 1960, with Bro. Harnish in charge.
In addition to ordaining Clayton L. Keener as bishop, Bro. Harnish ordained the following: Ministers-David S. High and John A. Breneman in 1947; J. Lloyd Kreider in 1948; A. Clyde Hostetter in 1951; Robert G. Keener in 1953; Witmer J. Barge in 1954; Mervin A. Good and Joseph C. Miller in 1956; and J. Robert Hershey in 1957. Deacons-Monroe G. Peifer in 1948; Witmer J. Barge and Charles J. Lefever in 1905; Lester M. Miller in 1953; C. Mervin Mellinger and Harry H. Ranck in 1955; John K. Harnish in 1959; and Leroy H. Bowman in 1962.
During the 44 years of service as an official in the church, Jacob Harnish exercised calm judgment under trying circumstances. He was a beloved brother, a loving shepherd, a wise counselor, a conscientious administrator, a faithful steward, a practical expositor of the Word. He united 110 couples in matrimony, baptized numerous persons, and assisted in 342 funerals.
He fell asleep in Jesus at the Lancaster General Hospital on Feb. 3, 1966, after a week's illness. The funeral service was held at the Strasburg Church on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 6, with John A. Breneman presiding and otherwise participating. Others having apart in the service were Emory H. Herr , David N. Thomas, and Clayton L. Keener, whose text was II Tim. 4:6-8, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."
BAER, Menno Simon, son of Justus and Barbara (Brown) Baer, was born at Masontown, Pa., April 10, 1870; died at the Frick Memorial Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., after suffering a fall at his home, Scottdale, Pa., March 31, 1966; aged 95 y. 11 m. 21 d. In 1901, he was married to Bertha McWilliams, who died Dec. 28, 1917. Surviving are one daughter (Vivian), one son (Kenneth), and one sister (Mrs. Annie Ewert). One son died in infancy. He was a member of the Scottdale Mennonite Church. As the church was being remodeled at the time, the funeral services were held at Murphy Funeral Home, April 3, with Gerald C. Studer officiating; interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Edwin Alderfer officiating.
BRUBAKER, Elam, son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Rohrer) Brubaker, was born in Medina Co., Ohio, Aug. 31, 1898; died at his home near Wadsworth, Ohio, March 17, 1966; aged 67 y. 6 m. 14 d. He was married to Sara Auker, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Floyd and Raymond), 2 daughters (Mildred - Mrs. Kenneth Yoder and Frances), 2 sisters (Mrs. Ada Hanshue and Mrs. Emma Freed), and 9 grandchildren. He was a member of the Bethel Curch, where funeral services were held March 19, in charge of Aden Yoder; interment in Mapel Hill Cemetery.
EHRISMAN, Barbara, daughter of Valentine and Magdalena (Saltzman) Burkey, was born in Woodford Co., Ill., April 6, 1883; died at Milford, Nebr., March 27, 1966; aged 82 y. 11 m. 21 d. On June 9, 1904, she was married to Jacob Ehrisman, who died Aug. 12, 1914. Surviving are 2 sons (Ezra and Delmer), 2 sisters (Kate Spencer and Mary Teuscher), one brother (Joe), 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Two daughters died in infancy. She was a member of the Bellwood Church, where funeral services were held March 30, with John M. Landis officiating; interment in East Fairview Cemetery.
GLICK, Jill Elizabeth, infant daughter of John R. and Velda (Miller) Glick, was stillborn at Minot, N. Dak., March 28, 1966. Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 sisters (Jane and Maria), one brother (Arden), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Glick and Mr. and Mrs. Jason O. Miller). Graveside services were conducted by Floyd Kauffman, at the Fairview Cemetery, Surrey, N. Dak., March 31.
HOOVER, Milton W., son of Daniel and Mary (Weaver) Hoover, was born at New Holland, Pa., died at Schwenksville, Pa., at the home of his son David, March 15, 1966. He was married to Anna Maria Good. Surviving are 4 children (George W., Anna Jane - Mrs. Carl Harper, Daniel A., and Herbert J.), 2 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Laura Brubaker, Edwin L., Daniel W., and Mary - Mrs. Wayne Wenger). He was a member of the Upper Skippack Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Groffdale Church, March 18, in charge of Jacob Landes, Daniel Reinford, and Amos Sauder.
MANN, Myrtis M., Daughter of Mearl and Moda Pletcher, was born at Middlebury, Ind., Sept. 29, 1907; died in her sleep in her home at Garver Lake, Edwardsburg, Mich., March 25, 1966; aged 58 y. 5 m. 24 d. On Oct. 11, 1928, she was married to William H. Mann, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Phyllis - Mrs. Maynard Weaver), 2 sons (Richard and Donald), 9 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Velma - Mrs. Virgil Good, Cleo - Mrs. Leonard Yoder, and Leota - Mrs. Vernon Miller), and one foster brother (Ervin Boyer). She was a member of the Prairie Street Church, Elkhart, Ind., where funeral services were held March 28, with Russell Krabill officiating, assisted by Dwight Conrad.
MAST, Eli D., son of Daniel E. and Catherine (Miller) Mast, was born at Berlin, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1874; died at his home, Bridgeville, Del., March 23, 1966; aged 91 y. 6 m. 5 d. On Jan. 27, 1898, he was married to Amanda Schlabach, who died in 1964. Two sons also preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 sons and 4 daughters (Dan, Alvin, Mary - Mrs. Harry Troyer, Sarah, Eli, Kathryn, William, and Emma - Mrs. Clarence Kipfer), 54 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters and one brother (Mrs. S. Bieler, Mrs. A. Nisly, Mrs. J. Yutzy, and Noah). He was a member of the Conservative Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Greenwood Church, in charge of Mark Swartzendruber and Walter Campbell.
TROYER, Menno L., son of Eli and Susannah (Oswald) Troyer, was born near Arthur, Ill., May 1, 1891; died at his home near Elida, Ohio, March 27, 1966; aged 74 y. 10 m. 26 d. On Dec. 23, 1914, he was married to Elizabeth Good, who died May 18, 1953. Four children were born in this home (Leonard, Robert, Fred, and Lucille - Mrs. Warren Christophel). On Nov. 12, 1954, he was married to Ethel Zook, who survives. Also surviving, besides his wife and 4 children, are 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Yoder, Amanda - Mrs. J.I. Byler, and Sana - Mrs. S.W. Witmer). Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. On Dec. 4, 1927, he was ordained to the office of deacon; on Aug. 18, 1940, to the Christian ministry, and on Oct. 30, 1949, to the office of bishop. Through these offices he served the Central Church for nearly 40 years. He also served as president and on various committees of the Ohio Mission Board, and as field worker and bishop for the churches sponsored by this board. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, March 30, with E.B. Frey officiating.
TROYER, Sadie, daughter of Fred and Lydia (Stutzman) Mast, was born at Millersburg, Ohio, June 19, 1888; died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., March 20, 1966; aged 77 y. 9 m. 1 d. On Nov. 20, 1910, she was married to Herbert N. Troyer, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 children (Marie, Galen, Olus - Mrs. Christian Kurtz, Virginia - Mrs. Warren Burkholder, Lorene - Mrs. Weldon Martin, John, and James), one sister (Mrs. Joe Nafziger), 28 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Oyster Point Mennonite Church. Memorial services were held at McMullen Funeral Home, March 23, with Moses Slabaugh officiating, and funeral services at Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Chesapeake, Va., March 34, with Philip Miller and Amos Wenger officiating.
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ALDERFER, B. Clement, son of Milton and Hannah (Nyce) Alderfer, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Oct. 19, 1883; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., March 10, 1966; aged 82 y. 4 m. 19 d. His wife, the former Martha Alderfer survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Bertha - Mrs. Joseph Gross, Florence - Mrs. Jacob Kulp, Miriam - Mrs. William Stover, Marian - Mrs. Conrad Filling, Jacob M., and Sallie - Mrs. Winfield Ruth), 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Allen Groff and Mrs. Alvin Halterman). He was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held March 13, with Norman E. Yutzy and Russell B. Musselman officiating; interment in Salford Mennonite Cemetery.
BRUBAKER, Aaron S., son of Abraham B. and Leah (Sitler) Brubaker, was born in Middle Co., Ont., Feb. 11, 1879; died at McMinnville, Oreg., April 3, 1966; aged 87 y. 1 m. 23 d. He was the last of a family of 12 children. On Aug. 25, 1906, he was married to Emma Yoder, who died Dec. 17, 1965. Surviving are 3 daughters (Leona Reimer, Ruth Hamilton, and Mary Hamilton), 2 sons (Melvin and John M.), 20 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Sheridan Church. Funeral services were held at the Adamson Funeral Home, April 6, in charge of Raymond Mishler.
MARTIN, Eden, son of Manasseh and Magdalene Martin, was born near Waterloo, Ont., July 5, 1894; died March 14, 1966; aged 71 y. 8 m. 9 d. On March 3, 1920, he was married to Valina Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Mervin and Clare), 2 daughters (Erma - Mrs. Ward Shantz and Vera - Mrs. George Weber), 2 brothers (David and Ephraim), 4 sisters (Rebecca - Mrs. Moses Martin, Lucinda - Mrs. Clayton Martin, Valina - Mrs. Jeremiah Bauman, and Saloma - Mrs. Harvey Bauman), and 13 grandchildren. One brother predeceased him. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, conducted by J.B. Martin and Milton Swartzendruber.
NYCE, Carrie, daughter of Jacob S. and Caroline (Bean) Alderfer, was born in Upper Salford Twp., Pa., Sept. 23, 1891; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., April 5, 1966; aged 74 y. 6 m. 13 d. On Feb. 12, 1910, she was married to Tobias W. Nyce, who died July 20, 1963. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Curtis, Walton, Verna - Mrs. Laadan Godshall, and Ruth - Mrs. John Bergstresser) and 3 sisters (Susan - Mrs. Rein Alderfer, and Mary Ellen - Mrs. Zephaniah Bucher). She was a member of the Plains Church. Funeral services were held at the Salford Church, April 9, with John E. Lapp and Wayne N. Kratz officiating.
ROSENBERGER, Emery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Rosenberger, was born at New Dundee, Ont., Jan. 17, 1877; died at Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston, Ont., Feb. 23, 1966; aged 89 y. 1 m. 6 d. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Blenheim Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 26, in charge of Vernon Leis.
RUPP, Robert Lee, son of Levi W. and Laura J. (Miller) Rupp, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1941; died instantly as a result of a train-car crash near Delta, Ohio, March 16, 1966; aged 24 y. 3 m. 19 d. Surviving are his parents, 5 sisters (Betty - Mrs. Richard Falkinburg, Elaine - Mrs. Joe Nafziger, Judith - Mrs. Gene Metz, Emogine, and Laureen), and 3 brothers (William, Tommy, and Peter). He was a charter member of the Inlet Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio. Services were held at the Tedrow Church, March 19, with Dale Wyse and Roy Sauder officiating.
SANDERS, Jess, was born in Madison Co., Ky., July 23, 1886; died at Lone Tree, Iowa, Jan. 25, 1966; aged 79 y. 6 m. 2 d. On Aug. 8, 1907, he was married to Anna Fletcher, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Dorothy Owens and Mrs. Marjorie Barrett), one brother (James), one sister (Mrs. Molly Thompson), 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Sordon and Adams Funeral Home with Henry Yoder officiating; interment in River Junction Cemetery.
SHERMAN, Amanda Louise, daughter of Perry and Bell (Cullers) Shipe, was born at Mathias, W. Va., Aug. 25, 1882; died at Staunton, Va., April 2, 1966; aged 83 y. 7 m. 8 d. She was married to Frank Sherman, who died in 1936. Surviving are 4 sons (Wade, Raymond, Lester, and Walter), 2 daughters (Mrs. Lena Patterson and Mrs. Ruth Ware), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Dora Sherman, Mrs. Ida Loomis, and Mrs. Ruth Grover). She was a member of the Mt. Hermon Church, where funeral services were held April 5, with Linden M. Wenger and Wendell Mathias officiating; interment in Dettrick Cemetery.
YANCEY, Veronica, daughter of A.B. and Mary (Moser) Zehr, was born in Lewis Co., N.Y., June 8, 1892; died at the Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital, Jan. 8, 1966; aged 73 y. 7 m. She was married to Chris E. Yancey, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 2 sons (Arletha - Mrs. Russell Knechtel, Beulah - Mrs. Clarence Widrick, Clyde, and Lester), one sister (Rose - Mrs. Edward Yancey), one brother (Aaron), 24 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Conservative Mennonite Church, Dadville, N.Y. Funeral services were held at the Palm Grove Mennonite Church; interment in Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla.
YODER, Rebecca, daughter of J.J. and Jennie W. Harshbarger, was born at Mattawana, Pa., April 25, 1875; died at Sarasota, Fla., Jan. 4, 1966; aged 90 y. 8 m. 10 d. On Dec. 18, 1901, she was married to John T. Yoder, who died in April, 1944. Since then she resided with her daughter, until several months before her death when she was a patient at a nursing home. Surviving are 2 daughters (Verna - Mrs. Ben Kaufman and Lorna - Mrs. O.M. Kaufman), 6 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Israel, Milt, Elmer, Nannie, and Mrs. Ida Miller). She was the oldest member of the Tuttle Avenue Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 5, in charge of H. Michael Shenk. Services were also held at Mattawana, Pa., Jan. 8, in charge of Newton Yoder.
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