Brubacher.-- Ada Eileen, daughter of Abner and Arminta
(Snyder) Brubacher, died June 15, 1936; aged 11 months. Death
was due to complications following whooping cough. She leaves
sorrowing parents, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 1 sister having predeceased
her six years ago. Our hearts are made sad since the Lord claimed
this jewel but we are resigned to His will. Funeral services on
June 18 at her parents' home near New Hamburg, Ont., and at the
Beihn Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren M. H. Roth and Curtis
"Precious darling, thou hast left us,
Gone to dwell with angels fair;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
By His grace we'll meet you there."
Hartzler.-- Erie E., daughter of Benj. and Lydia Hartzler was born near Allensville, Pa., June 11, 1854 died May 17, 1936, at the old homestead; aged 81 y. 11 m. 6 d. Aunt Erie being the last of the immediate family, often spoke of those gone before expressing herself ready to go to meet with her loved ones. She was a faithful member of the Allensville A. M. Church, was very regular in attendance at church and Sunday school until 1 year before her death, she being unable to go. Was up and around most of the time, until about 3 weeks before her death. She suffered much the last week, and very helpless, was cared for by her nieces. We miss Aunt Erie, as she always had a smile, was so glad for company. She had all her funeral arrangements made. Her chosen text, Psa. 110:15. Funeral services were held May 19 at the home by Joshua B. Zook and at the Allensville A. M. Church by Elmer B. Yoder and Joshua B. Zook. Burial by side of her parents nearby.
Brubaker -- Ammon G. Brubaker was born Jan. 4, 1880: died July 3, 1936; aged 56 y. 5 m. 29 d. He was a son of Deacon A. K. Brubaker who died a little over three years ago. Bro. Ammon was ordained to the ministry March 18, 1919. To this calling he applied himself very diligently, and was a faithful minister of the Gospel. He was much concerned about the welfare of the church, especially the young people. He was of robust health until perhaps a few months before he died he began to complain and when he was compelled to take his bed the doctor said it was Bright's disease. He was not in bed two weeks till he passed away. We wonder why the Lord called one away who was so much needed and just in his useful days. He was not only needed in the church but in the home, for his wife is an invalid for many years. Four children survive, 2 boys and 2 girls. May the Lord bless and sustain the family, and may He raise up other faithful ones for the ministry.
Roth.-- Shirley May, only child of Aaron and Susie Roth,
was born near Pettisville, Ohio, March 19, 1933. On Sunday morning,
June 28, 1936, the family were about ready to leave home but went
out to the barn to attend to something at the barn and the child
somehow got fire to her clothes. The parents heard her cries,
found her all aflame and thus meeting her early death, passing
away Sunday evening at 5 o'clock at the age of 3 y. 3 m. 9 d.
She leaves her deeply bereaved parents, who are very lonely and
brokenhearted through the loss of the one they loved so much because
of the joy and comfort it brought to the home day by day. Her
cheery disposition endeared her to all who knew her. She also
leaves 1 grandmother, 1 great-grandmother and other near relatives
and friends. Funeral services were held July 1 at the Central
Mennonite Church, in charge of E. B. Frey assisted by S. S. Wyse.
Text, Matt. 19:14. Burial in Eckley Cemetery.
"All is dark within our dwelling
Lonely are our hearts today,
For the one we loved so dearly
Hath forever passed away."
Schertz.-- Anna, wife of L. C. Schertz, was born Sept. 28, 1883; died at her home near Metamora, Ill., April 17, 1936. She was the daughter of Peter D. and Anna Schertz. After her grade school work she attended Goshen College, finishing her academy work there. She was married to Lewis C. Schertz in 1903, who with her daughter Verna teaching near home and her sons Glenwood teaching at Flanagan and Truman attending school at the University of Illinois, also her 4 brothers (Benjamin, Peter R., Arthur and Ray J.), beside her aged mother who has been making her home with her the last few years, survive. She was a faithful member of the Roanoke Mennonite Church, always attending till her health failed and she was unable to go. She had been in poor health for a number of years, undergoing a serious operation, but human efforts were in vain. Death was hastened by an attack of influenza. She was a kind, thoughtful neighbor and friend, much concerned in those about her. Funeral services were held at the Roanoke Mennonite Church April 19 where a large number of friends and relatives gathered as a tribute to one they loved. Bros. Ezra B. Yordy and John L. Harnish were in charge of the services.
Carper.-- Malinda, daughter of Jacob H. and Sarah Ebersole, was born near Sterling, Ill., Oct. 29, 1877. She moved with her parents to the vicinity of Ayr, Neb., in 1879 where she resided until the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Logan Carper on Aug. 30, 1899 To this union were born 8 children: Glenn of Grand Island, Marie and Orval of Hastings, Harold of Seward, Geneva (Dr. Voogd) and Floyd of Ayr; and Pearl and Vernon at home. She became a member of the Roseland Mennonite Church in her early life and later transferred her membership to the Methodist Church of Ayr. For many years she has been in poor health and has been faithfully cared for by the devoted members of the family. Her happy disposition and spirit of fortitude during her years of intense suffering have always been an inspiration to those with whom she came in contact. Besides the sorrowing family she leaves her aged parents (now 85 and 86 yrs. of age) of Elkhart, Ind., 4 brothers (Noah of Peabody, Kans.; Edwin and Roy of Elkhart, Ind.; and Reuben of Filer, Ida.), 1 sister (Anna of La Junta, Colo.), and 9 grandchildren. Her youngest brother (Harvey) preceded her in death two years ago. Her latest illness resulted in a mastoid operation five weeks ago from which she seemed to be recovering until stricken with a heart attack to which she succumbed at the age of 58 y. 8 m. 19 d. Not only will she be missed by the family circle but also by the community of which she has been a part so long. Funeral services were held July 21, in the Methodist Church in Ayr, in charge of Bro. D. C. Lapp. Burial in Le Roy Cemetery.
Snider.-- Maylinda, daughter of George and Veronica
Hallman, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 1, 1896; died July
2, 1936, at the General Hospital at Galt, Ont., after an illness
of five weeks. She was in her 41st year. At the age of 14 she
confessed Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite
Church, being a member of the Blenheim congregation. She lived
a consistent Christian life in all these years, having a desire
to magnify the name of her Lord. her testimony was: "For
to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." She was resigned
to the will of the Lord in the last trying hours of her life,
and expressed a desire to depart and to be with the Lord. On Dec.
25, 1918, she was united in marriage to Omar Snider of Waterloo,
Ont., which union was blest with 5 sons and 3 daughters. She was
a devoted wife and mother, having always a deep concern for her
family. She is sadly missed in the home, community, and congregation.
She leaves her husband, 3 sons, and 3 daughters; also her mother,
3 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral
services were held July 4 from their home in Wilmot Township and
to the Blenheim Mennonite Church for services in charge of M.
H. Shantz assisted by C. C. Cressman. Text, Phil. 1:21. Burial
in adjoining cemetery.
"Mother was tired and weary,
Weary with toil and with pain;
Put by her glasses and rocker,
She will not need them again.
Into heaven's mansions she's entered,
Never to sigh or to weep;
After short years with life's struggles
Mother has fallen asleep."
Wolber.-- Christian Alvin, son of Jacob and Phoebe Wolber
of Deer Creek, Ill., was born April 24, 1892; died Slay 13, 1936,
at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Ill.; aged 44 y. 19 d. His
death was caused by a complication of diseases, which kept him
in ill health for four months. On June 1, 1927, he was married
to Anna Raeuber of Deer Creek. To this union were born 3 children
(Marjorie Ann, Mary Ellen and Paul James). He leaves his wife,
3 children, his widowed mother, and the following brothers and
sisters: Mrs. Lizzie Zehr, Danvers; Mrs. Susan Heiser, Morton;
John of Peoria; Mrs. Otto Guengerich, Lena, and Esther of Deer
Creek. His father and an infant sister preceded him in death.
He united with the Goodfield Mennonite Church and remained a faithful
and active member until death. He served as Sunday school superintendent
for the past nine years. He was always interested in the young
people's activities of the Church. Even during his sickness he
was planning for a summer Bible school and a Sunday school library.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, conducted
by Bro. J. D. Hartzler of Gridley. Interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
"E'en for the dead I will not bind my soul to grief;
Death cannot long divide,
For is it not as though the rose that climbed the garden wall
Has blossomed on the other side?
Death doth hide,
But not divide;
Thou art but on Christ's other side!
Thou art with Christ and Christ with me
In Christ united still are we."
Kauffman.-- Enos David Kauffman was born at Kenmare,
N. Dak., Nov. 20, 1909; met death by drowning July 4, 1936; aged
26 y. 7 m. 16 d. His boyhood days were spent in North Dakota.
He came to Colorado with his parents in 1919, residing near La
Junta since that time. In the fall of 1921 he accepted Christ
as his Savior and has remained a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church. Early on the morning of the fourth Enos, Clarence, Daniel,
Joe, and Zola Fae left home for a little fishing trip at Timber
Lake. They left very happy, waving a cheery good-by to their mother
and the others at home. They had been fishing only a short time
when Daniel stepped off into deep water and called for help. Immediately
Enos went to his assistance but never seemed to be able to help,
as in a short time he went under, not to come up again. Clarence
went into the water and helped Daniel out, but they could not
locate Enos. His body was recovered by friends about two hours
later. His father preceded him in death only four months ago.
He leaves his mother, Isla Zink (his fiancee), 5 brothers and
3 sisters: Jess, Alvin, Ida Belle, Clarence, Alice, Daniel, Joe
Jr., and Zola Fae. Enos was an active worker in the community
and his church. He loved the truth, and was an interested student
and deep thinker. He read and acquired a large library during
his short stay on earth. His early departure is felt very keenly
by the family, due to the place he filled since the illness and
death of his father. The community and Church will also miss his
presence and willingness to serve. The funeral (which was largely
attended) was held July 6, with services at the East Holbrook
Mennonite Church, in charge of the ministers, Bro. E. E. Showalter
assisted by Bro. A. M. Leatherman. Text, Matt. 24:42,44. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
He's only gone for a while we know,
As when he left, he said "Goodby".
And now we're waiting to meet him again
In our Home beyond the sky.
Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta
Snider Elizabeth Snider died at her home in Kitchener, Ont., July 13, 1936. She lived to be 95 years old. Deceased was born near Breslau. Her late husband, Samuel S. Snider, predeceased her 20 years ago. She was the last surviving member of the Daniel Reist family. She was a member of the Waterloo Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by J. B. Martin. Text, Isa. 3 :10, 11. Burial in the David Eby Cemetery.
Bergey.-Elizabeth, widow of the late Seth Bergey, was horn May 12, 1844; died July 31, 1936; aged 92 y. 2 m. 19 d. She is survived by 2 daughters, 3 sisters and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Bally Mennonite Church for nearly 70 years. The last few years of her life were spent at Souderton Mennonite Home, from which place funeral services were conducted by Bros. Enos Wismer, John Kriebel, and E. W. KuIp. Burial in the Franconia Cemetery.
Shank.-Abraham, son of Margaret and Jacob Shank, was born July 20, 1864; died July 11, 1930; aged 72 y. 11 m. 10 d. He was married to Ellen Miller in 1884, who preceded him in death Nov. 10, 1914. To this union were born 7 children: Ferda, Beulah, Lucy, Oda, Edna, Hilda and John, all of whom are living except 1 son (Ferda) and 1 daughter (Lucy). The greater part of his later life has been spent in the vicinity of Nappanee, Ind. Funeral services were held at the Dale White funeral home in Elkhart, Ind., in charge of Bro. Homer F. North. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
Teter.-Corbitt Teter, of Circleville, W. Va., was born March 15, 1891; died June 20, 1936; aged 45 y. 3 in. 5 d. Five days prior to his death, Bro. A. B. Burkholder, with another brother from Harrisonburg, Va., visited him in his home, he being seriously ill. He wanted to be baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, which Bro. Burkholder did. After the administration of water baptism he also desired communion. Arrangements were made, and the communion was given him the next day. A little girl (Nola) preceded her father in death only two months. He is survived by his companion and 8 children. Two brothers and 2 sisters also survive. Funeral services were conducted by preacher Lambert of the Brethren Church. Buried in the community where he lived.
Wenger.-Hannah (Eby) Wenger was born July 6, 1854, at St. Jacobs, Ont.; died July 10, 1936, at Calgary, Alta.; aged 82 y. 4 m. Death was caused by heart failure. On Nov. 18, 1873, she was married to Peter Wenger. To this union were born 12 children (Mrs. P. Kelly of Calgary, Alta., with whom she had her home; Edgar of Calgary; Samuel, Addison, Calvin, Allen of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Mrs. Johns of Greenville, Mich.). She leaves her aged husband, the family as described above, 1 sister (Mrs. Maria Martin of St. Jacobs, Ont.), 1 brother (Silas Eby of Alberta), 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held in Prophetic Bible Institute, Calgary, by Marten Burget, assisted by Isaac Miller. The body was brought to the Mount View Cemetery for burial.
Heatwole.-Aldine J., son of the late David A. and Catherine (Driver) Heatwole, was born near Dale Enterprise, Va., Oct. 30, 1862; died at his home in the same community in which he was born, June 25, 1936; aged 73 y. 7 m. 25 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood, continuing in this faith to the end. While he was not able to attend church services regularly for the past two years because of ill health, yet a keen interest was always manifest in matters pertaining to this work. He was united in marriage to Sophia Margaret Heatwole Aug. 23, 1885. To this union were born 4 children, Millard O., having preceded his father in death. Surviving is his companion and the following children: Pearl P. (Mrs. Arb Showalter), Mary Ethel (Mrs. John Rolston), and Harry R. He is also survived by 1 sister, 2 brothers, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Weavers Church, conducted by Bro. E. C. Shank of Waynesboro, Va., assisted by Bro. H. B. Keener. Text, Psa. 30:5. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Mast.-Nancy, daughter of Daniel and Mattie Troyer Mast, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 2, 1856; died at her home in Nappanee, Ind., from a stroke of apoplexy, July 14, 1936 aged 80 y. 3 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Cornelius Mast Feb. 5, 1880. To this union were born 2 children: Mary, who died in 1918, and Amos, who survives her. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. After the death of her husband in 1912 she left the farm and made her home in Nappanee. She united with the Mennonite Church when a girl and always enjoyed the privilege of attending services. But she was denied the privilege for several years because of physical infirmities. Services were held at the home and at the North Main St. Mennonite Church in Nappanee, conducted by Homer F. North. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
Shank.-Jacob L. Jr., son of Jacob L. (deceased) and Fannie (Good) Shank, was born near Dayton, Va., June 2, 1912; died at the home of his sister (Mrs. Herman Campbell), in the same community July 12, 1936; aged 24 y. 1 m. 10 d. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church, continuing in this faith until death. He had been ill for the past ten years. His condition became critical only a week before his death. He was preceded in death by his father ten years ago. He leaves an afflicted mother and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Marion Weaver, Penn Laird; Mrs. Jacob Suter, Harrisonburg; Mrs. Herman Campbell, Dayton; Dan G., New Erection; Wilmer P., Mt. Clinton (all of Va.) and Ward D. and Weldon M. of Sterling, Ill. Funeral services were conducted from the home in charge of Brethren J. R. Mumaw and S. H. Rhodes. Interment in the Weaver's Church Cemetery.
Bricker.-Oliver, son of Menno C. Bricker, was born at Blackie, Alta., July 15, 1909; died at Vulcan Hospital July 21, 1936; aged 27 y. 6 d. On Feb. 27, 1935, he married Vera McPhee of Raymond, Alta. To this union was born 1 daughter, Barbara. He lived on the farm, helping his parents. While delivering a truck load of wheat to the elevator, crossing the C. P. R track near Blackie, he was struck by an eastbound passenger train. Being unconscious, be was rushed to Vulcan Hospital, where be lived but a few minutes and passed away. He leaves his heartbroken wife, an infant daughter, his grief-stricken parents, 3 sisters (Vera, Verda and Irene-Mrs. Ronnie McKaque), 1 brother (Urvin) all of Blackie, and a host of friends and neighbors. This tragedy should convince us all of the fact that life is very uncertain. Nineteen years ago his oldest brother was killed suddenly by a horse. Funeral services at the home by W. Morrison of Blackie, and at the church by Isaac Miller and O. O. Hershberger. Text, I Sam. 20:3, last clause. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Cressman.-Ivan, son of John and Mary Cressman, was born at New Dundee, Ont., Jan. 21, 1883; died July 20, 1936, in the Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary, Alta.; aged 53 y. 5 m. 28 d. Death was caused by a stroke. He came with his parents to Alberta in 1902. He was married to Mary Wambold in November, 1914. To this union were born 3 children (Mervin, Earl and Gertrude), Gertrude preceding him in 1929. He leaves his beloved wife, 2 sons, and his aged mother who is living with his only sister Ida-Mrs. Allen Chapman in Kitchener, Ont. He had been gradually failing in health and was in Calgary for treatments. Apparently as well as usual on Sunday evening, he was preparing to go for a drive with a friend. He was suddenly seized with a stroke and rushed to a hospital where he remained unconscious till Monday morning, when he passed away. Funeral services were held July 23 at Mount View Church near Mazeppa, Alta. Services conducted by O. O. Hershberger and Isaac Miller. Text, Job 14 :14. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Mills.-Ulysses Grant Mills was born Sept. 20, 1867, at Terra Haute, Ind.; died July 23, 1936; aged 68 y. 9 m. 3 d. The last years of his life were spent in Oregon. About one and a half years ago the Portland Mission workers met him. Through their efforts he became interested in services at the Mission. The Lord continued to deal with him and on July 28, 1935, he was baptized and became a member of the Portland Mission congregation, to which he was a faithful member until death. He always had a ringing testimony for the Lord and often spoke of his thankfulness to God for the healing of his body and of the blessings he received through the fellowship with God in prayer. He had suffered much during this lifetime through ill health, but during the last few months he enjoyed comparatively good health until about one week prior to his death. On Monday evening he was taken to the hospital where he spent his last days. On Thursday morning of the same week he was called home. He leaves 1 brother (C. H. Mills of Terra Haute, Ind.) and a number of friends. Funeral services were held at the Portland Mission on July 26. Text, Psa. 30 :5. Interment in Hopewell Cemetery. Services in charge of Paul N. Roth and F. J. Gingrich.
Wadel-Frances, beloved wife of Bro. Laban Wadel, was
born Feb. 22, 1911; died at her home near Shippensburg, Pa., June
19, 1936; aged 25 y. 3 m. 27 d. They were married June. 28, 1934.
To this happy union was born a dear little daughter, Almeda, who
survives; also her sorrowing husband, parents (Bro, and Sister
Clark Hawk), and these brothers and sisters: Eber, David, Walter,
Laban, Mrs. Ezra Bert, Mrs. Florence Wingert, Mrs. Charles Cruder,
Mrs. Samuel Bert, and Lydia Hawk. She was sick about 4 months
of heart trouble, which led to complications. She was a faithful
member of the Brethren in Christ Church at Air Hill, Franklin
Co., for 11 years. She was very patient in her illness and we
can rest assured she was ready to go. She said, "I am ready
to go." Short services at the home, June 21, by Bro. Charles
Byers of Brethren in Christ Church and at Air Hill Church by Bro.
Byers, assisted by Bro. Christ Martin of the Rowe Mennonite Church,
of which her husband is a member. Text, Amos 4 :12; Jno. 14. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"Frances, now your room is empty,
And you now we see no more;
But we hope some day to meet you,
Over on the other shore."
By a Sister-in-law.
Augsburger.-Alice, daughter of Samuel and Malinda Stauffer,
was born in Adams Co., Ind., near Berne, Ind., Dec. 20, 1880;
died July 21, 1936; aged 55 y. 7 m. 1 d. On Aug. 27, 1903, she
was united in marriage to Daniel Augsburger. To this union were
born 3 children, all of whom died in infancy. In early years she
accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Missionary Church
near Berne, Ind. In 1909 she with her husband united with the
Mennonite Church. Fourteen years ago she and her husband moved
to the home of J. W. Hales, near Dayton, Ohio, where her husband
was ordained to the ministry. Seven years ago she was stricken
with paralysis, from which she never fully recovered, being for
the last two years more or less helpless and dependent upon aids
and her attendants (husband and Mrs. J. W. Hale), who faithfully
cared for her until death. Patiently and with Christian fortitude
she bore her affliction to the end. There remain to mourn her
departure, the husband, 2 brothers (Noah Stauffer of Berne, Ind.,
and Reuben Stauffer of Oracle, Ariz.), 1 sister (Anna Runkle of
Wabash, Ind.), 1 half-sister (Isadora McClure, Oracle, Ariz.),
beside a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services
were held at the home of J. W. Hale on Friday morning by Bro.
Elam Horst, and the body was then taken to Berne, Ind., where
on Sunday afternoon a large concourse of people gathered for the
final service, in charge of Bro. Ben B. King and assisted by Bros.
Elam Horst and Noah Schmucker. Interment in the cemetery by the
Defenceless Mennonite Church.
"Then at last we'll meet in glory,
Gather round the great white throne;
Be with Christ our blessed Savior-
With our loved ones and our own."
Dombach-Christian B. Dombach was born Dec. 28, 1887;
died June 28, 1936 in Willow Street, Pa. Christian had gone to
his father's farm to pick cherries, with his nephew, Parke Harnish.
They had not left home more than 20 minutes when Parke phoned
home and said, "Come over right away, Uncle Christian fell
from the cherry tree." We went right away and as soon as
we reached him he said, "My neck is broken." He was
paralyzed from his chest down. We got the doctors and ambulance
and took him to the hospital, but the doctors said there was no
hope. His spinal cord was crushed, two vertebraes in his neck
were crushed, but he knew everything to the end. He was a member
of the Willow Street congregation and very seldom missed church.
He was always ready to help in time of need and especially in
his home. He will be missed in many places. He is survived by
his wife (Matilda Kreider Dombach) and his nephew (Parke Harnish)
who has lived with us since he was 11 months old, and these brothers
and sisters: Martin and Emma Dombach who reside at home with us,
Ralph Dombach of Rossmere Sanitarium, Lloyd Dombach of Hollinger's,
Mrs. Samuel Harnish of West Willow, Chester Dombach of New Danville,
Mrs. Harry Sensenich of Millersville. Funeral services were held
July 1 at the home, conducted by Bro. Frank Herr, and at the New
Danville Church by Bro. Maris Hess and Bro. Jacob Harnish. Text,
Jas. 4:14. Remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Why should our tears in sorrow flow,
When God recalls His own.
And bids them leave a world of woe,
For an immortal crown ?"
Hostetler-Emma, wife of John L. Hostetler, was born
Nov. 30, 1899, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died at the University Hospital
in Iowa City, Iowa, July 17, 1936; aged 36 y. 7 m. 17 d. In her
early youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained
a faithful member. On Jan. 6, 1924 she was united in marriage
with John L. Hostetler. This union was blessed with 5 children:
Alvin Ray and an infant son, who have preceded her in death, and
3 living children (Edna Lafena, Vileen May, and John Henry). She
leaves her bereft husband, 3 children, her mother (Mrs. Ben Brenneman),
3 brothers (Ephraim, Simon, and Ezra, all of Kalona), 4 sisters
(Sarah, wife of Omer Swartzendruber of Parnell, Iowa; Barbara,
wife of Waldo Swartzendruber of Wellman, Iowa; Mary and Katie
at home); also many friends and relatives. She had been in failing
health for a year or more and last December the doctors told her
an operation sooner or later was inevitable. But not until about
six months later, after much thought and prayer, did she and her
family decide to submit to this. On Thursday of last week she
was finally taken to the hospital where after a delay of several
days and a blood transfusion, the operation was performed July
13, after which she apparently held her own for two days when
peritonitis set in and within a short time God called her home.
"We miss thee from our home dear mother,
We miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine from thy face;
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee-
We miss thee everywhere."
Funeral services were held July 19, 1936 at East Union Church conducted by A. S. Miller and E. G. Swartzendruber in German and A. C. Swartzendruber in English. Texts: Psa. 86; Isa. 38 :1; Luke 12 :40.
Swartzendruber.-Joel J., son of Joseph J. and Barbara (Brenneman) Swartzendruber, was born in Allegheny Co., Md., Mar. 29, 1854; died at his home in Kalona, Iowa, July 10, 1936; aged 82 y. 3 m. 11 d. When he was two years old he came with his parents to Iowa where he grew to manhood. In his youth he became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he remained steadfast until death. On Dec. 23, 1877, he was married to Gertrude Yoder, who died Aug. 21, 1917. Although no children were born to this union the true hospitality and kindness was shown in their taking into their home two foster children (Joseph Eimen and Ida Kreider), and to them all the blessings of a true home were extended. They lived in Iowa Co., Ia., until 1895, when they moved to Wright Co., Ia., and in 1909 they moved from there to Fillmore Co., Neb., where they resided until after the death of his first wife. Joel then moved to Iowa again in 1921 and on Sept. 21, of that year was united in marriage with Mary Schlabaugh Gingerich, widow of Jacob Gingerich. Mary died June 11, 1935. Joel was in usual health until about 9 weeks ago, when he consulted a doctor who found him to have an internal abdominal growth which finally caused his death. In his last days he suffered much, but he always bore it patiently. He leaves 2 foster children, 3 sisters, and 1 brother (Mrs. David Reber, Mrs. John Schlabaugh of Wellman, Mrs. C. P. Swartzendruber and Gideon Swartzendruber of Parnell, Ia.), as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held July 12 at Lower Deer Creek Church, after which the body was taken to Shickley, Neb., for burial; where services were conducted on Monday afternoon by Geo. Miller and Peter Kennel. Text, I Tim. 4:6-S.
Schrock.--Jonathan, son of Samuel and Lydia Smucker
Schrock, was born June 28, 1853, near Orrville, Ohio; died at
his home in Springville, Ohio, July 23, 1936; aged 83 y. 25 d.
In his parental family he was preceded in death by his father,
mother, and 1 sister Fanny (Mrs. S. Y. Kurtz), and is survived
by 2 sisters: Elizabeth (Mrs. U. C. Royer of Orrville, Ohio, and
Catherine (Mrs. Peter Conrad of Sterling, Ohio). He was united
in marriage with Nancy Hartzler of Huntsville, Ohio, March 30,
1876. To this union were born 4 children: Enos ofOrrville, Ohio;
David of Sterling, Ohio; Mary (Mrs. Louis Howard) of Chicago,
Ill.; and John Lehner of Orrville, Ohio. Three grandchildren have
gone on before and there remain to mourn his departure his devoted
companion, all his children, 14 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Many relatives, friends, and neighbors are sharing their sympathy
and love with the immediate family in this hour of bereavement.
At the age of seventeen, he professed faith in Jesus Christ as
his personal Savior and was received into the fellowship of the
Oak Grove Amish Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member
until death. He was a man of clean habits and of strong conviction
for righteousness. He lived a consistent, practical Christian
life in home, community, and church. He possessed the traits of
firmness and gentleness in a way that qualified him for a ministry
of exhortation and counsel. He was timid in public activities,
but a loyal supporter of every good work that he understood to
be scriptural. He exalted Christ in word and deed. He loved the
Church and was faithful to her teachings and practices. He loved
his home and made it a place of comfort and joy for his beloved
companion and children who in turn gave him every possible comfort
in his days of suffering. As a neighbor and friend he was helpful
and congenial. His delight was in the house of the Lord. He loved
the hymns of the Church. The Bible was his daily portion and he
longed for the fellowship of the saints. In his last days he so
often spoke of the many kindnesses shown to him by his friends.
He was given much to song and prayer in his hours of illness.
Frequently he expressed a deep concern for the welfare of the
Church, his family, and friends, especially remembering the unsaved.
He spoke of the glories yonder and longed to be at home with the
Lord, and as he was leaving his loved ones he said, "Farewell;
it is glorious!" Truly the words of Jesus are fitting: "Well
done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy
of the Lord." Funeral services were conducted at the home
and at the Oak Grove Church on Sunday afternoon, July 26, by Bro.
J. S. Gerig, assisted by Bro. C. Z. Yoder. Texts, Psa. 121; II
Cor. 4:5-5:1; I Pet. 1:3-5.
I. W. Royer, Nephew.
Nussbaum.--Abraham, son of Jacob and Barbara Nussbaum,
was born May 25, 1858, near Beaver Dam, Ohio; died suddenly of
heart failure July 31, 1936, at Kidron, Ohio; aged 78 y. 2 m.
6 d. At the age of 18 he with his parents, brothers, and sisters
moved to Adams Co., Ind., traveling in covered wagons. In his
youth he united with the Mennonite Church near Berne, Ind., and
on Nov. 9, 1882, he was united in marriage with Eliza Neuenschwander,
of Berne, with whom he shared the joys and sorrows of life for
53 Yrs. In 1903 he moved with his family to Wayne Co., Ohio, and
settled on a farm near Kidron, where he lived until 1915, when
he built a new home in Kidron. When he came to Wayne Co., he transferred
his membership to the Sonnenberg Mennonite congregation of which
he was a loyal member until his death. He leaves his companion,
9 children (Samuel, Christ, Amos, Sarah, Mrs. Simon Hofstetter,
Saloma--Mrs. David Wyss, Bertha --Mrs. Silas Lehman, William,
Albert, and Ella--Mrs. Frank Wyss), 48 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren,
all of this vicinity; also 3 sisters and 1 brother (Mrs. Catherine
Litty of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Barbara Badertscher of Berne, Ind.;
Mary--Mrs. Jacob Moser, and Isaac of Orrville, O.), and many other
relatives and friends. Three children, 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers,
and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was an honest and hard-laboring
man, a willing helper, a good neighbor and father. Funeral services
Aug. 3, 1936, at the Sonnenberg Church in charge of Brethren Louis
Amstutz, Jacob S. Moser, and Jacob Neuenschwander. Texts, Psa.
90:1-6,10; Job. 3:22. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Father thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away."
Neuenschwander.--Goldie Mable, daughter of Amos and
Magdalena Culp of Wakarusa, Ind., Was born April 2, 1893, and
died at the home of her sister in Kansas City, July 18, 1936.
In early childhood she was adopted by Mike and Emma Plank of Garden
City, Mo., and remained in this Christian home until April 2,
1911, when she was married to Noah Neuenschwander of Garden City,
Mo. To this union were born 8 sons and 3 daughters (Homer of Kansas
City, Roy, Daniel, Iva Rose, Victor, Emma, Goldie Marie, and Junior
at home). She was preceded in death by her father and 3 sons.
Other than her sorrowing husband, 8 children and 2 grandchildren,
she leaves her mother, 4 brothers (Dewayne and Clio of Nappanee,
Ind., Wilson of Chicago, Ill., Earl of Nashville, Mich.), 2 sisters
(Sadie Hartzler of Thurman, Colo., and Lucy Broyles of Kansas
City, Mo.), And a host of relatives and friends. Very early in
youth she opened her heart to the Lord. She has since then been
a loyal worker for Him in the Mennonite Church. She found daily
pleasure, strength, and courage in sincere study and meditation
of the Word of God. It was in love the Father called her, leaving
a home motherless and a great number of relatives and friends
filled with sorrow and grief. It is not ours to reason why. We
humbly submit to the Father's will and in the depth of our hearts
rejoice that she has won the goal of life eternal glorious victory
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
"In silence she suffered,
With a smile her pain she bore;
Until God's angel whispered,
"Come home and suffer no more.'"
Funeral services were held July 20 at the Bethel Church near Garden City, conducted by Bro. J. C. Driver, assisted by Bro. W. E. Helmuth. Text, Psa. 23. Interment in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Kropf.--Catherine Rosine, daughter of Catherine and
Ludwig Mayer, was born in Wirtenburg, Germany, July 19, 1871;
died at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City on her birthday, July
19, 1936; aged 65 years. On March 5, 1889, she was married to
David D. Kropf, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1929. This
union was blessed with 3 sons and 5 daughters: Edward, Orvie,
Marvin, Mrs. N. E. Yoder, Mrs, Marvin Yoder, and Ida, all of Garden
City; and Mrs. P. A. Ropp of Normal, Ill. One daughter (Nellie
May) passed away in infancy. There remain 6 grandchildren, 1 brother
(Ludwig Mayer of East Lynne, Mo.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Tena Klooz
of Lone Elm, Kans.; and Mrs. Lucy Shaffer of Arnett, Okla.), and
a number of other relatives and friends. In her early life she
became a member of the Mennonite Church, to which she was faithful
until death. In February, 1934 mother submitted to a serious operation,
and she apparently gained good health again. Two weeks ago she
took suddenly sick with complications and was taken to the hospital,
where she was given medical aid and every assistance to relieve
her of her suffering. She endured her severe suffering with patience
and a Christian spirit. She requested to be remembered in prayer
that she might go through her trials victoriously. Hersufferings
were great but her passing on was calm and peaceful. Mother will
ever be remembered because of her untiring labors for the welfare
of those about her. She ever labored for the Christian welfare
of her children and their temporal and physical needs. Her industrious
character made its impression in the community because she always
made use of every opportunity to lend a helping hand to those
"Mother is now from care and all worry set free,
Her pain is all ended, she suffers no more;
Instead she has happiness, riches and peace,
And heaven's great treasures are hers evermore."
Funeral services were held July 22, conducted at the home by Bro. W. E. Helmuth and at the Sycamore Grove Church by Bros. L. J. Miller and Isaac Hartzler. Interment in the Clearfork Cemetery.
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Hostetter.-Jacob Robert, son of Aaron M. and Edna (Brubaker)
Hostetter, died Aug. 5, 1936, at the home of his parents near
Lancaster, Pa.; aged 3 m. 28 d. He leaves his parents, 1 sister
(Marian B.), 1 brother (John C.), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob N. Brubaker and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hostetter), also 5
great-grandparents. Funeral services were held Aug. 7, at the
home and at Millersville Church in charge of Landis Shertzer,
Jacob Hess, and D. N. Gish. Text, Matt. 18:2. Burial in Millersville
"Oh, sweet little flower, too tender to stay,
God in His mercy took him away;
Not from our memory, nor quenched is our love,
But to dwell in that heavenly home above."
Bloecher.-Mary, wife of Benjamin Bloecher, was born Aug. 25, 1865; died from the effects of a stroke at her home in Marietta, Pa., July 24, 1936; aged 70 y. 10 m. 29 d. Sister Bloecher was a member of the Mennonite Mission in Marietta. Her faithfulness in attending Church services whenever possible, her cheerful disposition, her love for God's Word and Christian fellowship all spoke of her devoted Christian life, which was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was concerned about the salvation of her unsaved husband, but God saw fit to take her home without seeing him turn to the Lord. Surviving are her husband, 1 son, and 1 daughter. Funeral services were held at the Mission July 27 in charge of Bros. Noah Risser, Simon Garber, and Martin Kraybill. Text, Psa. 116:15. Bro. Abner Martin of the Brethren in Christ Church, of which the daughter is a member, also had part in the services. Burial in Gantz's Cemetery beside her parents.
McMullen.-Mary Ellen McMullen was born April 19, 1861; died July 23, 1936; aged 75 y. 3 m. 4 d. She is survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Oliver Grooms and Mrs. Charles Durner), also 1 brother (Samuel Dean of Pond Bank). She united with the Mennonite Church in Pond Bank, Pa., about 5 years ago. She expressed her faith in the Lord to the last. Her familiar expressions were, "I can trust in no other." "I love Him." Also, "The Lord was merciful to me in sparing my life so long until I made my peace with Him." She had a stroke five years ago and was an invalid since. Her niece, who lovingly attended her, has since accepted the Lord. Services were held at the Mennonite Church in Pond Bank by Harvey E. Shank on July 27, 1936. Text, Psa. 23:4. She was buried in the Mont Alto Cemetery, where her husband was buried.
Shertzer.-Susan H., wife of Jonas F. Shertzer of Millersville,
Pa., was born near Conestoga Center, Pa., Oct. 6, 1851; died July
10, 1936; aged 84 y. 9 m. 4 d. She had been failing in health
for over a year but was still active and able to get around until
the last two weeks she was confined to bed because of weakness.
She liked for her family to sing to her and her favorite song
was "Nearer My God to Thee." She was a good and kind
mother and is missed in the home as well as in the community by
her neighbors and friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church for 51 years. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons (Pre.
Landis M. and Jonas M. of Millersville, Ira M. of Hughville),
1 daughter (Mabel M. at home), 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 12, at home and at the Millersville
Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. Jacob Hess and Bro. Daniel
Gish. Texts, I Pet. 1 :3-5; Psa. 116:15. The body was laid to
rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
By the family.
Miller.-Katie Ann, daughter of Jonathan and Mattie Miller, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Aug. 3, 1862; died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law (Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gerber) near Walnut Creek, July 28, 1936; aged 73 y. 11 m. 28 d. In her youth she gave her heart to the Lord and united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member until death. She was united in marriage to John D. Miller on Nov. 18, 1883. To this union were born 11 children. Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 8 children (Mrs. Robert Jaberg of Sugarcreek, Ohio; Mrs. Herb Gerber of near Walnut Creek, Ohio; Mrs. Abe Stutzman, Berlin, Ohio; Mrs. Milo Hamsher, Shanesville, Ohio; Jonathan, Barns Mills, Ohio; William and Daniel of near Benton, Ohio; Treva at home), 1 foster daughter (Mrs. H. A. Mast of Sugarcreek, Ohio), 24 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (William and Peter of near Walnut Creek), 1 half brother (Aaron of Sugarcreek). Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church conducted by A. W. Miller and Venus Hershberger. Text, Psa. 91. Burial in near-by cemetery.
Zuercher.-John Zuercher was born Nov. 8, 1856, at Sonnenberg, Canton Berne, Switzerland. He emigrated to this country in 1872 at the age of 16 years, living near Dalton, Ohio, the rest of his life. On March 6, 1879, he was united in marriage to Leah Hofstetter, who died Jan. 12, 1910. On Oct. 25, 1933, he suffered a stroke, leaving him an invalid the rest of his life. He bore his affliction patiently without murmur or complaint, but often expressed a desire to depart. During the last few years he stayed with his children, mostly with his oldest daughter where he passed away July 26, 1936; aged 79 y. 8 m. 18 d. His last sickness lasted only about an hour. He leaves the following children: Sarah (Mrs. Joshua Gerber, Dalton, O.), Fannie (Mrs. Amos B. Amstutz, Dalton, O.), Mary (Mrs. Ed Neuschwander, Lebanon, Oreg.), Amos, Dalton, O. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Daniel, Berne, Ind.; Isaac, Pandora, Ohio; Jacob, Benton Ridge, Ohio; David and Christian, Orrville, Ohio; Mrs. Emil Koontz, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. George Eisenbeck, Pandora, Ohio. Five grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters went on before. Funeral services were held July 28 at Sonnenberg Church in charge of Brethren Louis Amstutz and Jacob Neuenschwander. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Leaman.-Fannie, daughter of the late Joseph and Fannie
(Hartman) Hershey, was born July 4, 1850; died at the home of
her daughter Ida (wife of Samuel Lefever) near Kinzers, Pa., on
July 12, 1936, of age infirmities; aged 86 y. 8 d. She was united
in marriage to Henry R. Leaman who preceded her in death 14 years
ago. To this union were born 5 daughters and 1 son-Elizabeth Frankhouser;
Reuben; Annie, wife of David Groff; Ida, wife of Samuel Lefever;
Ella, wife of Jesse Pogue; Nora, wife of Charles Frank of New
Holland, where she formerly made her home after the death of her
husband. She was a faithful member of the New Holland Mennonite
Church. Her delight was in attending services and helping others.
She was sick only about two weeks and suffered much during that
time, yet never complained but often longed to be called home.
She is also survived by 1 sister (Mrs. Amanda Weaver, Stuarts
Draft, Va.) and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 15 at New Holland and Hershey Mennonite
churches conducted by Bro. Noah Sauder and Bro. John W. Weaver
of New Holland. She had chosen her text from Psa. 116:15. Her
favorite song was "Will the Circle be Unbroken?" Interment
in the Hershey cemetery.
"We have lost our dear mother,
She no more on earth shall roam;
And there'll never be another
Who can take her place at home."
By her daughter.
Martin.-Phoebe (Disler) Martin, born Aug. 14, 1846, in Stark Co., Ohio. On Feb. 24, 1861, she was married to Jacob L. Martin. Her husband died April 8, 1895, leaving her widowed 41 years. To this union were born 5 daughters and 6 sons: Lincoln, Mary (Mrs. Henry Miller), Luly (Mrs. Henry McBratney), Grant B., Charles, Alda (Mrs. Joseph Sallier), Emma, William, Frank, Grace (Mrs. Walter Freimuth), and Ray. Lincoln, Charles, Ray, Grant B. and Emma preceded her in death. Nineteen grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and 1 brother (Pierce Disler, now living in Leo, Ind.) also survive. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1905 and remained a faithful member until death. She loved her Church and leaves a host of friends and neighbors to remember her kindly smiles and sweet character. She passed away on the evening of July 27, 1936. She had enjoyed unusual good health practically all her life and was only in bed about two weeks. She had suffered a slight stroke, but was apparently getting along well, as she made the remark to her daughter that she will be able to be up a little the next day. But a few minutes after she had made that statement she quietly passed to her well-earned reward. Funeral services were held July 30, with a private service at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Walter Freimuth) and a public service at the Fort Wayne Mennonite Church. Services were in charge of Newton S. Weber. Text, Prov. 4:18. Interment at Leo, Ind.
Erb.-Mattie Kennel was born Dec. 25, 1855, in Wellesley,
Ont., Can.; died at her home July 25, 1936; aged 80 y. 7 m. On
Feb. 4, 1879, she was united in marriage to Menno L. Erb who preceded
her in death Oct. 25, 1915. They with three children (Katie, Chris,
and John) moved to O'Neill, Neb., in 1885, where she spent the
remainder of her life. To this union were born 7 children (Chris,
John, Menno, Rachel Grieser, all of Beemer, Neb.; Mose of Shickley,
Neb.; David Erb and Katie Bellar of O'Neill, the latter preceding
her in death Feb. 17, 1926). In September, 1916, she was again
united in marriage, to Jacob Erb of O'Neill, Neb. She leaves her
husband, 6 children, 41 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren,
5 stepchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Bellar of O'Neill), and
a host of relatives and friends. At an early age she confessed
Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, in
which faith she remained unto death. She was a kind and loving
wife and mother, and throughout the many years of her useful life
in this community she won the sincere friendship and deep affection
of all who knew her. Many persons in this locality have known
the kindness with which Grandma Erb's helping band was extended
to assist her many friends. We part with her knowing that her
sufferings in this world are at an end. Funeral services were
conducted by Bro. P. 0. Oswald. Burial in the church cemetery.
"In silence she suffered,
With a smile her pain she bore;
Until God's angel whispered,
Come home and suffer no more."
Detwiler.-Bro. Enos M., son of Eli and Elizabeth Detwiler,
was born Jan. 9, 1868, Mahoning Co., Ohio; died at his home near
East Lewistown Aug. 5, 1936; aged 68 y. 6 m. 26 d. He was the
second member in a family of 5 children of whom 1 sister and 1
brother have gone before, and Mrs. Joseph Royer of Columbiana,
Ohio, and Mrs. Lucy Bush of Greenford, Ohio, survive him. He was
married to Ida Wisler Dec. 18, 1890, at Leetonia, Ohio. To this
union were born Florence Crawford, who preceded him in death April
4, 1936, John and Jonah of Columbiana, Ohio. Seven grandchildren
also survive. He was converted and received into the Mennonite
Church at Midway in October, 1901. He was soon elected superintendent
of the Sunday school, in which capacity he served until June 26,
1904, when he was called and ordained to the ministry, faithfully
serving in this capacity until death. As a minister he was gifted
to do personal and pastoral work, as well as to sermonize; his
themes oftentimes selected from those passages of Scripture that
encouraged love, peace, unity and the prosperity of God's people.
In his earlier years in the ministry he spent considerable time
in the field as an evangelist and was successful in reaching many
who made no profession and others who had backslidden. He also
served as a member of the Board of Publication of the Mennonite
Church for a number of years. He visited the sick much and often
and officiated at over two hundred funeral services. He delivered
his last sermon and attended public services for the last time
July 26, 1936, at the Midway Church, his text being Job 13 :4.
Subject: The Value of Physicians. The number of discourses delivered
during his ministry was 1558.
His death came suddenly and unexpectedly. Fourteen hours before his death he visited with his grandchildren at the old homestead, returning home a half hour later. While feeding the chickens he was stricken with heart trouble, soon drifting into unconsciousness. On Wednesday morning, a busy and useful life came to a close, his work ended, and he entered into the rest with his Lord whom he loved and endeavored to serve faithfully.
Funeral services were held in the home and at Midway Mennonite Church, in charge of A. J. Steiner assisted by David Lehman, I. B. Witmer, Paul Yoder, S. A. Yoder, J. S. Gerig, and I. J. Buchwalter.
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Wentz-Thomas, infant son of Bro. and Sister John and Erma (Jacobs) Wentz, was born on July 31, 1936, at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa. He lived but a few hours, for the Lord saw fit to take him unto Himself. Short services were held in charge of Bro. Irwin M. Holsopple and the body was laid to rest in the Kaufman Cemetery near Davidsville, Pa.
Teets.-John Guile Teets of Lost River, W. Va., was born Dec. 1, 1878; departed this life Aug. 9, 1936; aged 57 y. 8 m. 8 d. He had been in failing health for a number of years. He became critically ill and was taken to the hospital, but upon examination it was found that there was no hope of his recovery. He was married to Millie Funkhouser who survives him. He is also survived by 3 children-Mable, Raymond, and Melvin. Funeral services were held Aug. 10 in charge of Bro. Lewis Shank, assisted by Bro. S. A. Shank. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Ginder.-Enos G., son of Henry P. and Barbara Ginder, died at the home of his brother, Phares Ginder, near Milton Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., July 20, 1936; aged 57 y. 5 m. 27 d. He was afflicted when a child, with a sickness that left him weak in his mind, although he was of much help with the temporal duties of life. He leaves to mourn, his only brother Phares, with whom he resided and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his father, mother, and 7 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 23, from Mt. Pleasant Brethren in Christ Church, in charge of Bros. Christ Moyer and Walter W. Oberholtzer. Interment in the cemetery adjoining. Text, Luke 12 :48.
Lapp.-Charles Luther, the oldest son of Isaac and Elizabeth Lapp (who preceded him in death), was born in Lancaster Township, near Freeport, Ill., Oct. 1, 1867; died at his home in Davis, Ill., Aug. 9, 1936; aged 68 y. 10 m. 8 d. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Freeport Mennonite Church in 1915. He remained a consistent member to the end. He had been in failing health since last October, which started with a stroke of paralysis. On Dec. 20, 1899, he was united in marriage to Bertha Kurtz of Davis, Ill., who survives him. He is also survived by 3 brothers (Fred of Sturgis, Ill.; S. D. Walter of Davis, Ill.; George of Dakota, Ill.), 2 sisters (Mrs. John Mitchell and Mrs. N. L. Wolf of Dakota, Ill.). Funeral services were conducted Aug. 11 at the home and the Freeport Mennonite Church by Bro. S. E. Graybill, assisted by pastors of the Methodist and Evangelical churches of Davis, Ill. Text, Job 14:14.
Shank-Elmer D., son of Charles G. (deceased) and Fannie (Weaver) Shank, was born June 21, 1886, near Dayton, Va.; died May 11, 1936 at the home of his sister (Mrs. W. A. Sharpes) aged 49 y. 11 m. 10 d. Death was due to complications which followed an injury about a year ago. He was preceded in death by an infant son, his father and 5 small brothers. Surviving are his wife, an only daughter (Leta, of Denbigh, Va.), his afflicted mother, and the following brothers and sisters-Mrs. W. A. Sharpes, Dayton, Va.; Mrs. Henry Bailey, Cullom, Ill.; Lewis W. Shank, Sterling, Ill.; Manuel J. Shank, Mt. Clinton, Va.; Samuel A. Shank, Dayton, Va.; Maggie, Mary, and John W. of Harrisonburg, Va. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, but in the last year he placed his name with the Lutheran Church of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted at the Emanuels Church near Mt. Solon, Va., by his pastor, Arthur Blank, assisted by Bro. Henry Keener. Burial in the cemetery near by.
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