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1977  M

   MAST, Katie J. Schlabach;   MILLER, Anna Schlabach;  Miller, Ervin N.;   MILLER, Fannie;   MILLER, Menno I.;   

MAST.- Katie J. (Schlabach) Mast, daugh-ter of Jacob and Susanna (Beachy) Schlabach, was born Dec. 23, 1889, in Holmes County, Ohio; and died Jan. 30, 1977, at the home of her daughter, Sarah, Mrs. Edward F. Miller, near Kalona, Iowa; age 87 years, 1 month and 7 days. In her youth she ac-cepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized in the Old Order Amish Church and faith-fully attended as long as heath permitted. On Oct. 19, 1916, she was united in mar-riage to Menno D. Mast, at Kokomo, Ind. To this union was born 3 sons and 4 daugh-ters: David, Susanna, Andrew, Abraham, Mary (Mrs. Mark Hershberger), Sarah (Mrs. Edward F. Miller), and Esther. Menno passed away Oct. 2, 1967, since then she has made her home with her daughter, Esther in Kalona, who faithfully took care of her as long as she could alone. Surviving are four children, 1 son and 3 daughters, all of Kalona, also 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Katie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 sons, Andrew and Abraham, and 1 daughter, Susanna.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, March 1977, p. 57
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

MILLER. - Anna (Schlabach) Miller, a daughter of David and Sarah (Miller) Schla-bach, was born Nov. 8, 1890, in Indiana; died Nov. 2, 1977, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 24 days, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Yoder, near Grove City, Minn., following a lengthy illness. She was a member of the O. O. Amish Church. She was united in marriage to Adam Miller in 1917; they moved to the Kalona, Iowa, area in 1941, her husband died in 1963, also one son preceded her. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters: Mrs. Amos (Sara) Yoder, Grove City, Minn.; Mrs. Lovina Kauffman of Kalona, Iowa; Ervin Miller, Hartville, Ohio; Mahlon A. Miller, Kalona; 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Also 2 brothers and 6 sisters: Levi and John Schlabach, both of Hartville, Ohio; Mrs. Sam (Katie) Beachy, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Menno I. (Susan) Miller, Mrs. Jeff (Lovina) Gingerich, both of Kalona; Mrs. Ammon (Lizzie) Miller, Millersburg, Ohio; Mrs. Al-len (Abby) Miller, Sarasota, Fla.; and Mrs. Emanuel (Mattie) Hochstetler, Kokomo, Ind. Her parents and 5 brothers and sisters died earlier. Services were held Nov. 5, in the Glen Beachy home north of Kalona, by Min. Morris Miller and Bish. Henry B. Miller, and Morris Swartzendruber in Eng-lish. Burial in the Peter Miller Cemetery.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, December 1977, p. 273
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Miller, Ervin N.

Ervin N. Miller 65 Of Route No, 2 Archbold; was *prounounced dead on arrival at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon Monday evening where he was taken by the Archbold Rescue Squad after suffering an apparent heart attack in his home. He was born near Arthur, Illinois, living in the Archbold area most of his lifetime. He was employed at Rich Tractor Sales in Archbold for over 30 years, working part time since his retirement in 1973. He was a charter member of the Inlet Mennonite Church near Wauseon.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian; two sons, Ervin I. Miller of Archbold and Marvin J. Miller of Defiance; six grandchildren; one brother, Elvan Miller of Wauseon and one sister , Mrs. Levi (Laura) Rupp of Wauseon.
Services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Central Mennonite Church with Rev .Dale Wyse and Rev. Charles Gautsche officiating. Interment will be in the Lockport Cemetery. Short Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
[1977-Source unknown]
Submitted by: Mona Mann
Ervin N. Miller was born near Arthur, Illinois on August 9, 1911, to Isaac and Emma (Helmuth) Miller. He passed away very suddenly at his home near Archbold, Ohio over 65 years later on January 17, 1977.
When he was a young child he came with his parents to the Archbold Community and had lived here ever since. When Ervin was about 3 years old his father was killed when he was struck by a train, and Ervin learned to assume responsibilities that would have normally been beyond his years. Dependability became a characteristic of his life that was much appreciated by his family and friends. He worked for Rich Tractor Sales as a mechanic for over 30 years. On February 27, 1934, Ervin was married to Vivian Eash. Their home was blessed with two sons, Ervin I. of Archbold, Ohio and Marvin J. of Defiance, Ohio and six grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Laura, (Mrs. Levi W. Rupp), and one brother, Elvan, both of Wauseon, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.
Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely
and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion my
constant friend is He?
His eye is on the sparrow and I
know He watches me.
Card of Thanks
Every expression of love and sympathy shown to us during these days since our deep loss was appreciated so very much. May God bless each of you. The Family of Ervin N. Miller
1977-Source unknown
Submitted by: Mona Mann

MILLER.- Fannie, daughter of Eli M. and Mary (Troyer) Miller, was born Apr. 16, 1900, in Douglas Co., Ill., and died in the Nancy J. Beachy residence Arthur, Ill., on Sept. 20, 1977, at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 27 days. She was a member of the O. O. Amish Church, and leaves to mourn her departure three brothers and two sisters: Joe E. of Middlebury, Ind., Jake E. of Aroda, Va., Alvin E. of Nappanee, Ind., Mrs. Albert (Lizzie Ann) Leichty of Middlebury, Ind., and Mrs. Harley (Tillie) Hochstetler of Millersburg, Ohio. She was preceded by her parents, three brothers and three sisters. Services were held in the Nancy Beachy residence on Sept. 23, Min. Albert Yoder of Millersburg, Ohio and Bish. Steve Kauffman of Arthur. Burial in Otto Cemetery ½
mile south of Arthur.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, November 1977, p. 249
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

MILLER. - Menno I., son of Isaac and Sarah (Kauffman) Miller, was born at Bakersville, Ohio, on Nov. 29, 1892, and died June 21, 1977, in his home near Kalona, Iowa, at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 22 days. On Jan. 18, 1917, he was united in marriage to Susan Schlabach. He grew up in Holmes County, Ohio; after his marriage they lived in Indiana until 1952 when they moved to their Kalona home. He is survived by his wife, 2 daugh-ters and 4 sons, Mrs. Albert H. (Elva) Miller, Kokomo, Ind., Sara at home; Ivan, Elkhart, Ind.; David, Grove City, Minn.; Levi, Kalona, Iowa, Moses, Doniphane, Mo.; also 31 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchild-ren; 2 brothers, Levi, Plain City, Ohio, Moses, Kalona; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Sarah) Erb, Sugarcreek, Ohio, and Mrs. David (Anna) Barkman, Baltic, Ohio. He was preceded in death by five sisters. Services were held in the home by Bish. Noah Hostetler, Kokomo, Ind., and the home Bishop Elmer T. Miller; in the barn by Min. Jonas E. Helmuth, Hazelton, Iowa, and Bish. George Gingerich, Bloomfield, Iowa. Burial in the Peter Miller Cemetery northeast of Kalona, Iowa.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, July 1977, p. 153
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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