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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1947  C to F

   Crossgrove, Samuel H.

Crossgrove, Samuel H.


Samuel H., son of Frank and Barbara Crossgrove, was born June 28, 1880 near Centerville, Pa.and passed away very suddenly of a heart attack at the home of his daughter Mrs. Arlen Zimmerman, December 21,1947 at the age 67 years, 5 months, and 23 days. When 16 years of age he came to Archbold, Ohio where he resided until his death. On March 4, 1909 he was united in marriage with Ida Nafziger, they sharing the joys and sorrows of life together until June 17, 1944. This union was blessed with 4 children: 1 son and 3 daughters: Mildred (Mrs. Arlen Zimmerman), Ada (Mrs. Orval Nofziger) and Marie (Mrs. Vernon Frey), all of this vicinity.
He leaves to mourn his departure: his 3 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 1 brother, Jacob T., of Archbold, besides a host of relatives and friends. There preceded him m death; his companion, the son who died in infancy, parents, 5 sisters and 5 brothers.
When a young man he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, uniting with the Central Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. He was a kind and loving father and neighbor and will be missed by all who knew him.
There is no final parting
For all are in His care
And those who seem to leave us
Are waiting for us there,
Where we shall meet ones
And understand at last
That dawn is always waiting
After the night is past.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who comforted or assisted us in any way at the time of death and burial of our father. Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Zimmerman and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Nafziger and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Frey and Family.
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 1947
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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