Clemmer, Lizzie Ann, daughter of Jonas and Hannah (Shoemaker) Swartley, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Feb. 6, 1888; died at Harleysville, Pa., Aug. 8, 1966; aged 78 y. 6 m. 2 d. On June 15, 1907, she was married to Howard M. Clemmer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 4 daughters (Irene - Mrs. Harry Benner, Alpheus, Alma - Mrs. Irvin Detweiler, Anna - Mrs. Willard Bergey, Hannah - Mrs. Frank Nice, Isaac, Jonas, and Abram), 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Abram). She was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 13, in charge of Clayton Beyler, WIllard Shisler, and Henry Ruth.
Graber, Catherine (Cassie), daughter of Jacob and Mary Krabill Schloneger, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Sept. 2, 1864; died at the Maple View Nursing Home, located just across the road from her birthplace, Sept. 9, 1966; aged 102 y. 7 d. On Feb. 7, 1889, she was married to Peter C. Graber, who preceded her in death in 1937. She was the oldest member of the Beech Church, both in age and in length of membership. Her 5 brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by 5 nieces and 2 nephews. Funeral services were held at the Spiker Funeral Home, Canton, Ohio, with O. N. Johns and Wayne North officiating; interment in Warstler Cemetery.
Hernley, Paul H., son of Ephraim and Mary (Herr) Hernley, was born at Elizabethtown, Pa., June 25, 1897; died at his home at Elizabethtown, Sept. 5, 1966; aged 69 y. 2 m. 11 d. On Oct. 2, 1917, he was married to Ruth Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Martha - Mrs. Walter L. Keener, Emma - Mrs. Amos J. Charles, and Ephraim M.), one foster son (Carl Stonesifer), 27 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 foster grandchildren, and 6 foster great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Elizabethtown Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 8, with Harlan M. Hoover and Clarence E. Lutz officiating.
Hershberger, Ida Mae, daughter of Yost and Marium (Wertz) Brenneman Yoder, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, June 3, 1877; died at the home of her son, Ora, in Johnson Co., Iowa, Sept. 12, 1966; aged 89 y. 3 m. 9 d. On Oct. 27, 1898, she was married to Jacob Hershberger, who died in 1903. Surviving are her son (Ora), 3 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. One sister, 6 half brothers, and 3 half sisters also predeceased her. She was a member of the West Union Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 14, with Herman E. Ropp, John Y. Swartzendruber, and Emery Hochstetler officiating.
Johnson, Stella K., daughter of John and Amanda (Kulp) Yoder, was born at Hatfield, Pa., Sept. 17, 1888; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Aug. 31, 1966, aged 77 y. 11 m. 14 d. She was married to Charles B. Johnson, who survives. Surviving are 7 children (Anna Y. - Mrs. Walter L. Alderfer, Ella Y. - Mrs. Granville G. Moyer, Ada Y. - Mrs. William H. Coulter, Henry Y., Clarence Y., John Y., and Robert Y.), 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ella Nase and Mrs. Luther C. Yost). She was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 3, in charge of Russell B. Musselman.
Kanagy, Emma E., daughter of Rufus C. and Elizabeth (Smucker) Yoder, was born at Belleville, Pa., March 18, 1891; died at Belleville, July 20, 1966; aged 75 y. 4 m. 2 d. On Feb. 9, 1909, she was married to Amos H. Kanagy, who died Jan. 21, 1961. Surviving are 2 daughters and 3 sons (Hulda, Effie, Irvin, Raymond, and Sherman). She was a member of the Allensville Church, where funeral services were held July 23, with Raymond R. Peachey and J. Elrose Hartzler officiating.
Kauffman, Laura S., daughter of Henry B. and Emma (Sellers) Ament, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 8, 1886; died very suddenly at the Oreville Mennonite Home, where she worked and made her home, June 11, 1966; aged 79 y. 6 m. 3 d. She was married to Harry Kauffman, who died in 1946. Surviving are 4 sons and one daughter (Raymond, Emma - Mrs. Mylin Lefever, John Henry, Paul, and Charles), 24 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Charles and Henry), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Anna Huber, Esther - Mrs. David Charles, and Cora - Mrs. J. Lloyd Charles). She was a member of the Millersville Church. Funeral services were held at the Oreville Home, June 15, with Landis Brubaker and Elmer Hertzler officiating, followed by services at the Millersville Church, with Benjamin Eshbach, Abram Charles, and Herbert Fisher officiating.
Landis, Wilson H., son of Albert and Mary (Hagey) Landis, was born June 24, 1883; died at the Barnes Community Hospital, Susquehanna, Pa., Sept. 6, 1966; aged 83 y. 2 m. 13 d. He was married to Sophie Snyder, who predeceased him. Surviving are one son (Israel) and 8 grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Souderton Church. Funeral services were held at the Robert W. Moyer Funeral Home, Souderton, Pa., Sept. 10, in charge of Russell B. Musselman; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.
Miller, Catherine, daughter of Walter and Katie (Stayrook) Alwine, was born at Johnstown, Pa., July 4, 1941; died at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1966; aged 25 y. 1 m. 24 d. On July 23, 1960, she was married to Jacob Miller, Jr. who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Cynthia Dianne), her father and mother, one sister (Mrs. Duane Mishler) and one brother (Ernest M.). She was preceded in death by one brother. She was a member of the Marlboro Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 28, in charge of Jerry S. Miller and Elmer S. Yoder.
Miller, William G., son of Jacob E. and Polly (Mishler) Miller, was born at Shipshewana, Ind., June 24, 1884; died at a Portland, Oreg., hospital, July 27, 1966; aged 82 y. 1 m. 3 d. Surviving are 2 sisters (Elva G. Miller and Mrs. Nellie Cervenka) and one brother (J. Frank). He was a member of the Portland Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Nampa, Idaho, Aug. 1, with Harold Hochstetler officiating.
Simmons, Pearl Cletus, son of William Adam and Perlena (Hinkle) Simmons, was born at Ft. Seybert, W. Va., May 12, 1895; died at the Rockingham (Va.) Memorial Hospital, Sept. 2, 1966; aged 71 y. 3 m. 21 d. On Sept. 2, 1918, he was married to Mary Smith, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (William Glen, Sterril H., O. Earl, and Mrs. Mamie Mae Armentrout), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Luther Lambert). He was a member of the Pike Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 4, in charge of Daniel A. Brubaker and John E. Kurtz; interment in East Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Slaybaugh, John Franklin, eldest son of Silas and Henrietta (Dillon) Slaybaugh, was born Jan. 6, 1878; died at the Sunset Home, Geneva, Nebr., Sept. 7, 1966; aged 88 y. 8 m. 1 d. In 1900 he was married to Anna May Archer, who predeceased him. Surviving are 2 sons (Clarence and Lloyd), one daughter (Hilda Kuhns), 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Henry and Bert), and 2 sisters (Mattie Bennet and Laura Piper). On July 2, 1964, at the age of 86, he was baptized and received as a member of the Salem Church, Shickley, Nebr. Funeral services were held at the Kritner-Farmer Funeral Home, Geneva, Nebr., Sept. 10, conducted by Fred Reeb, P. R. Kennel, and Lee Schlegel; interment in Geneva Cemetery,
Thomas, Fannie E., daughter of Lawrence and Lizzie (Johns) Thomas, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 19, 1915; died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 5, 1966; aged 51 y. 5 m. 17 d. Her father preceded her in death April 1, 1963. Surviving are her mother and 2 brothers (Sem and Oscar). She was a member of the Thomas Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 8, with Paul M. Roth and Sanford G. Shetler officiating.
Wolf, Sarah (Sadie), daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Winters) Lapp, was born near Freeport, Ill., March 2, 1877; died at the Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Freeport, where she was a resident for the past 29 months, Aug. 28, 1966; aged 89 y. 5 m. 26 d. On Dec. 25, 1902, she was married to Newton Wolf, who died in 1954. Surviving are 2 sons (Milton and Paul), 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (George and Walter). She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers and one sister. She was a member of the Freeport Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 30, with Floyd Sieber officiating.
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Geib, Ruth Mae, daughter of Simon R. and Katie (Barto) Nissley, was born in Rapho Twp., Pa., May 8, 1904; died of a heart attack at Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., May 27, 1966; aged 62 y. 19 d. On Aug. 27, 1925, she was married to Irvin D. Geib, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Edgar N. and Richard N.), 10 grandchildren, and 6 brothers and sisters (Martha B., Ida - Mrs. Paul Garber, Lester B., Helen - Mrs. Carl Stonesifer, David B., and Florence - Mrs. Herbert Miller). Two grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a member of the Chestnut Hill Church. Funeral services were held at Hernley's, Manheim, Pa., May 31, with Raymond Charles, Benjamin Thomas, and Carl Swanger officiating.
Guth, Arthur R., son of Peter L. and Lena (Albrecht) Guth, was born near Flanagan, Ill, Oct. 30, 1895; died at his home, Flanagan, Sept. 8, 1966; aged 70 y. 10 m. 19 d. On Sept. 27, 1923, he was married to Emma Yordy, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Robert, Virgil, and Ronald), one sister (Mrs. George Slagel), stepmother (Mrs. Lena Guth), one half sister (Edna - Mrs. Paul Miller), one half brother (Elmer Guth), and 6 grandchildren. He was a member of the Waldo Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 10, with Earl Sears officiating.
Heimbach, Charles E., son of Albert and Jane (Leese) Heimbach, was born at Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa., Aug. 20, 1898; died at his home in Selinsgrove, Pa., Sept. 17, 1966; aged 68 y. 28 d. In Jan. 1933, he was married to Ruth Shaffer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and one daughter (Albert, Eldon, Oran, Clair, and Helen - Mrs. LeRoy Reinard), 17 grandchildren, and one brother. He was a member of the Susquehanna Church, where services were held Sept. 20, in charge of Walter Ramer and Roy Graybill.
Roth, Lena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brenneman, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., June 22, 1900; died at Tavistock, Ont., July 31, 1966; aged 66 y. 1 m. 9 d. In 1925 she was married to Elam Roth, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Verna - Mrs. Warren Bender), one son (Wilfred), and 9 grandchildren. She was a member of the Tavistock Church. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church, Aug. 3, with Henry Yantzi, Vernon Zehr, David Schwartzentruber, Daniel Wagler, and Daniel Zehr officiating.
Troyer, Roy S., son of Menno Z. and Susan (Miller) Troyer, was born in Ness Co., Kans., Oct. 13, 1889; died at his home in Hesston, Kans., Sept. 15, 1966; aged 76 y. 11 m. 2 d. On Dec. 25, 1910, he was married to Nora Mae Miller, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ordo H.), one daughter (Vesta - Mrs. Paul Gingerich), 2 brothers (Ora and Menno), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Lillie Steckly, Ida - Mrs. Floyd Kauffman, Bertha, and Dorothy - Mrs. Leo Burkett). For many years he was secretary-treasurer of the South Central Mennonite Mission Board. He was a member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 18, with Peter Wiebe and Milo Kauffman officiating.
Umble, Susan, daughter of Amos and Sally Smoker, was born near Atglen, Pa., Sept. 24, 1894; died at the Tel Hai Rest Home, Honey Brook, Pa., Sept. 4, 1966; aged 71 y. 11 m. 6 d. She was married to Edgar C. Umble, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Harold M., Mildred - Mrs. Vernon Kennel, Earl L., and Vernon R.), 15 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Christ Umble). She was a member of the Maple Grove Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 7, with Abner Stoltzfus, Kenneth Good, and Aaron F. Stoltzfus officiating; interment in Millwood Cemetery, Gap, Pa.
Yoder, Truman Titus, son of Jacob B. and Malinda (Warey) Yoder, was born in Washington Co., Iowa, March 10, 1896; died at Iowa City, Iowa, from head and chest injuries suffered in a farm accident, Sept. 13, 1966; aged 70 y. 6 m. 3 d. On Feb. 14, 1924, he was married to Sadie (Knepp) Yoder, who survives. They had one foster boy (Charles Andrews), who lived in their home for 16 years. Surviving are 4 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Chancy Hershberger, Mrs. Amos Gingerich, Emma - Mrs. Jacob P. Miller, Clara, Chris A., and Oliver). He was a member of the Kalona Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 16, with Richard J. Lichty officiating; interment in Sharon Hill Cemetery.
Zook, Chauncey M., son of Menno S. and Mary (Yoder) Zook, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 23, 1882; died at his home near Fairview, Mich., Sept. 15, 1966; aged 84 y. 23 d. Surviving are his wife (Salina), 3 daughters (Vera - Mrs. Glen Yoder, Vesta - Mrs. Forrest Handrich, and Ruth - Mrs. Earl Webb), 3 sons (Norman, Truman, and Delbert), 23 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 17.
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Ebersol, Isaac, son of John and Magdalena (Diener) Ebersol, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 15, 1875; died at Marks Nursing Home, near Lagrange, Ind., Sept. 19, 1966; aged 91 y. 1 m. 4 d. On Jan. 16, 1898, he was married to Malinda Alice Miller, who preceded him in death in 1947. Surviving are 5 sons (Leroy A., Joseph A., Menno J., Alvin S., and Emery F.), 2 daughters (Savillo M. and Beulah L. Butts), 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one brother (Andrew D.), and one sister (Fanny D. Stoltzfus). He was a member of the Emma Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Amos Hostetler and Ivan Miller. Services were also held at the Howard-Miami Church in charge of Anson Horner and Emanuel Hochstedler.
Gerber, Frieda, daughter of Daniel and Laura Wilker, was born May 21, 1936; died of cancer Sept. 22, 1966, at Kitchener, Ont., aged 30 y. 4 m. 1 d. On Mar. 26, 1955, she was married to Ervin Gerber, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Dennis, Bonnie, Tamara, Sheila, Shelley, and Denise). One daughter predeceased her. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, where services were held on Sept. 25, in charge of Robert N. Johnson.
Groff, Elmer Farmer, son of the late Leander and Martha (Farmer) Groff, was born Jan. 21, 1895, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at the Osteopathic Hosp., Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 22, 1966; aged 71 y. 8 m. 1 d. On Feb. 19, 1921, he was married to Anna Ebersole Groff, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (B. Frank, John E., and Anna Martha - Mrs. Werner Fetter) and 3 granddaughters. He was a member of the Elizabethtown Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 25, 1966; interment in Mt. Tunnel Cemetery.
Kauffman, Anna Gertrude, daughter of Joseph D. and Emma (Deitz) Bontrager, was born Dec. 12, 1878, in Fairfield Co., Ohio; died at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1966; aged 87 y. 9 m. 12 d. On Dec. 19, 1901, she was married to Oliver A. Kauffman, who died July 12, 1954. Since that time she made her home with her daughter, Leota - Mrs. Ernest Greer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Adrian J. and Howard Leroy), one sister, one brother, 2 half brothers, one half sister, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bethel Church, West Liberty, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Hostetler-Kauffman Funeral Home with Ralph M. Smucker officiating; interment in Fairview Cemetery.
Martin, Joseph B., son of Nicholas and Katherine (Birkey) Martin, was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., April 13, 1884; died in Miami Co., Ind., Sept. 25, 1966; aged 82 y. 5 m. 12 d. On Feb. 16, 1907, he was married to Clara Slabaugh who died in October 1953. Surviving are 9 children (Velma Litwiller, Laurel, Willard, Melvin, Raymond, Ruth, Rozella, Beulah Powell, and Inez Litwiller), one brother (Daniel), 24 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Howard-Miami Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 27, 1966, in charge of Harold Mast; interment in Schrock Cemetery.
Shaffer, Allen A., was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 24, 1878; died at the Epler Nursing Home, Mountville, Pa., Sept. 23, 1966; aged 88 y. 2 m. 30 d. He was married to Ellen Shenk Shaffer, who died April 24, 1942. Surviving are 3 sons (Jacob F., Roy F., and Elmer), one daughter (Ora - Mrs. Elmer Hostetter), 10 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one half brother, Eli Fauf. He was a member of the Risser Church. Funeral services were held at the Beck Funeral Home, Manheim, Pa., with Clarence E. Lutz and J. Harold Forwood officiating.
Slaubaugh, Lewis Sylvester, son of Daniel and Salina (Marner) Slaubaugh, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, Dec. 31, 1895; died Sept. 17, 1966, in Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa; aged 70 y. 8 m. 17 d. On Feb. 19, 1922, he was married to Myrtle Bender, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Janette), 4 sisters (Mrs. Ella Yoder, Sarah - Mrs. Clarence Detweiler, Irene - Mrs. Roy Yoder, Carrie - Mrs. Lester Yoder). Two daughters, one sister, and one brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the West Union Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 19, with Herman E. Ropp and Emery Hochstetler officiating.
Swartzentruber, Jacob B., son of Christian J. and Susan (Beachy) Swartzentruber, was born Aug. 9, 1901, near Plain City, Ohio; died in the Meyersdale Community Hospital, Meyersdale, Pa., Sept. 23, 1966; aged 65 y. 1 m. 14 d. On Aug. 24, 1922, he was married to Fannie Kinsinger, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Sarah - Mrs. Monroe Tice, Crist, Nancy Jane, and Mary), 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Lloyd, Enos, Norman, Anna, Amanda, Jonas, and Eli) and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and one sister. He was a member of the Springs Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 26, 1966, with Walter Otto and James Burkholder officiating.
Weaver, Alvin Chester, stillborn son of Samuel B. and Nora (Kauffman) Weaver, was born at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg, Pa., Sept. 24, 1966. Surviving are his parents, 4 sisters (Kathryn Arlene, Marie Elizabeth, Ruth Emma, and Anna Mae), one brother (Melvin Samuel), his grandparents (W. Banks and Anna Weaver and Oscar B. and Emma Kauffman). Graveside services were held on Sept. 26, 1966, with John H. Erb officiating; interment in Buffalo Mennonite Cemetery.
Widders, Reuben B., son of the late Monroe B. and Anna (Bucher) Widders, was born near Millway, Pa., July 29, 1892; died at the Hamilton Arms Convalescent Home, Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 18, 1966; aged 74 y. 1 m. 19 d. His wife, Bertha M. Stauffer, preceded him in death 8 years ago. Surviving are 6 children (Edith S. - Mrs. John H. Boll, Isaac S., Verna S. - Mrs. Robert B. Noll, Mabel S. - Mrs. Clarence D. Neff, Irvin S., Kathryn S. - Mrs. Parke K. Harnish), 25 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Hammer Creek Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 21, 1966, with Ira M. Good and Parke M. Heller officiating.
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