Gospel Herald, Jauary 7, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.41 - page 862, 863 [[ image version ]]
Keener.-Henry S., son of the late George and Fanny Keener of Hagerstown, Md., passed away at his home in Lititz, Pa., Dec. 23, 1936; aged 79 y. 11 d. He is survived by his wife (Elizabeth Leaman Keener), 2 daughters, 6 sons, 37 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (George S. and Amos S.), 1 sister (Mrs. Samuel W. Martin, Hagerstown, Md.). Funeral services were held Dec. 26 at the Lititz Mennonite Church. Burial in the Hess Cemetery.
Miller.-Alexander I. Miller was born Sept. 3, 1859, near Charm, Ohio; died in Berlin, 0., Dec. 16, 1936; aged 77 y. 3 m. 13 d. Although he lived in Indiana and Oregon a number of years, he spent most of his life in Holmes Co., where he was born. He united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. He also served his church as a deacon for many years. He is survived by 3 sisters, 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Bro. Miller was always interested in the welfare of the Church and had the cause of Christ at heart. He was not sick very long,-having suffered from a heart attack. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, conducted by the brethren, Alvin W. Miller and 0. N. Johns. Text, Matt. 14 :23. Interment in the church cemetery.
Keller.-Lena, daughter of John and Anna Keller, was
born Sept. 28, 1898; died at the home of her parents in Eureka,
III., Oct. 9, 1936; aged 38 y. 11 d. She united with the Amish
Mennonite Church in her early years and in her quiet, unassuming
way will be greatly missed, especially by her parents with whom
she resided. She had not been in good health for some time, but
her last illness was of short duration. Besides her parents, she
leaves 2 sisters (Mrs. P. S. Kennel of Roanoke and Mrs..Raymond
Reber) and 3 brothers (Emanuel, Emil, and John Jr. of Eureka).
Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at the Roanoke Mennonite Church,
in charge of Bro. Joseph Kennel and Ezra B. Yordy. Burial in the
cemetery near by. -
"Sister, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond the vale of sorrows,
Tears will all be wiped away."
Martin.-Miriam Arlene, daughter of Enoch and Lizzie
Martin, passed away to be with Jesus at the K and W Hospital,
Kitchener, Ont., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 1936; aged 5 y. 10 in.
25 d. Prior to this she suffered for five weeks with typhoid fever.
Many were the prayers for her recovery, but the Lord's will was
to call her home. She' is survived by her bereaved parents, 1
sister (Ruth), grandparents (Bro. and Sister Menno Brubacher and
Bro. Daniel Martin), and a host of relatives and friends. Arlene's
gentle disposition and pleasant. smile will be missed on earth,
but our comfort is in the God of all grace whose Son Jesus Christ
said, "Suffer little children and forbid them not to come
unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Funeral services
at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church Nov.14, conducted by Oliver Snider
and Roy Koch.
"A precious flower to us was given,
To bud on earth and bloom in heaven."
Miller-.-Roy Miller was born near Shanesville, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1894; died at his home in Shanesville Dec. 7, 1936; aged 42 y. 1 in. 20 d. He was the younger son of Jacob A. and Malinda (Gerber) Miller. He was married to Minnie Gerber Nov. 27, 1920. Since the death of his mother, about five years ago, they were living at home with his father and brother; moving back to their own pleasant home only two weeks before his death, which was caused by Bright's disease and which was of short duration. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church since 1910. Surviving are his wife; his father and brother Lawrence, also of Shanesville; a sister (Mrs. Lloyd Stutzman of Manua, Ohio) and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church and were in charge of Bro.0.N. Johns, assisted by Alvin Miller. Text, Jno. 1:36. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Myers.- Willis, son of Aaron and Mary Myers of Telford, Pa., died in the Abington Hospital 5 hours after being admitted, on Dec. 8, 1936; aged 16 y. 5 in. He was working on the farm of Harvey G. Leatherman, Deep Run, Pa. He was cutting corn fodder when he became entangled in the belt and was whirled around the pulley several times, breaking his leg and also fractured his skull. He was found unconscious and was removed to the hospital in an ambulance where he died, being unconscious till the end. He was in a class at Deep Run and would have been baptized in several weeks. Last May he worked with a tractor in a field where Claude Leatherman was fatally burned. Willis often said he never wanted to see such an accident. He is survived by his parents, 2 grandmothers, and a number of brothers and sisters. Services were held at Deep Run, conducted by Jacob Rush, Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Abram Histand.
Lichti.-Leah, wife of Bro. Christian K. Lichti, was
born near New Hamburg, Ont., May 24, 1843; died Dec. 18, 1936;
aged 93 y. 6 m. 24 d. She was united in marriage to Christian
K. Lichti June 11, 1867. To this union were born 4 sons and 2
daughters- Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1915; also
2 sons (John of Waterloo and Menno of Tavistock). She leaves 2
sons (Christian of Baden and Joel of Tavistock), 2 daughters (Mrs.
Ben Roth of New Hamburg and Mary at home), 17 grandchildren, 44
great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and a host of relatives
and friends to mourn her departure. She accepted Christ as her
Savior in her youth and remained faithful to the end. She was
the last of a family of 12 to pass away. Funeral services were
conducted at the house by Bro. Ben Gingerich, and at Steinman's
meeting house by Brethren Mose 0. Jantzi (Text, John 16 :5) and
Peter Nafziger (Heb. 9:27). Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Snavely.-John B. Snavely was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 11, 1864; died of heart failure after a three-week illness; aged 72 y. 20 d. He was married to Louisa E. Gantz Sept. 25, 1887. He was ordained to the ministry on Aug. 13, 1903, and was minister for Gantz's and Hernley's congregations for 33 years. During that time Sunday school was organized at both churches. He was always a staunch defender of the faith. For the cause of Christ he suffered much persecution during the World War. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons (Menno G. and John G.), 1 daughter (Bertha, wife of Abram M. Risser), 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at Hernley's Church Nov. 3 in charge of the brethren Henry Lutz, Noah Risser, John W. Hess. Texts, II Tim. 4:7; Rev. 14:13.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
Noel-Chester A., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Noel, was born March 3, 1882, near North Webster, Ind. He was united in marriage with Kathryn Weaver June 18, 1924, and later moved onto a farm near White Pigeon, Mich. On April 18, 1934, he was in an auto accident in which one of his vertebra was broken. He was in a cast for several months. In course of time he gained sufficiently that he could walk some and could ride out in a machine with some one else driving the car. While he was improving he became convicted of sin and was received into church fellowship by water baptism in his home. He longed to meet with the brotherhood at the Prairie Street Church, and especially to be present and partake of the communion. His wish was granted, and he was present at the spring communion, 1936. But the effort proved to be too much for him and he gradually lost out in body and mind, and died Nov. 23, 1936; aged 54 y. S m. 20 d. Funeral services conducted by J. S. Hartzler at Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Ind. Burial at the Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Mast.-Nora Ellen, daughter of John and Amanda (Helmuth) Burkey, was born June 11, 1886, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died at her home in Berlin Tp., of the same county, Dec. 26, 1936; aged 50 y. 6 m. 15 d. On June 11, 1911, she was united in marriage to Samuel F., youngest son of the late Bishop Fred Mast. To this union were born 1 son and 1 daughter. She leaves her husband, the 2 children (Mrs. Ruby Oswald of Berlin, 0., and Jay of the home), 1 grandson, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, with many other relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and was baptized and received into the Martins Creek Mennonite Church. She suffered much during the past months, but bore it patiently, bearing witness to the grace of God in her life. Funeral services were held in the Martins Creek Church in charge of the bishop, Bro. 0. N. Johns, the home ministry assisting. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Our family circle now is broken,
Since you have gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow,
And say, God thought it best."
Yoder.-Susan M., daughter of Joseph and Maria Yoder, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, July 24, 1854; died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Miller Dec. 5, 1936; aged 82 y. 4 m. 11 d. She was a member of a family of 10 children: Manuel, Joseph, Henry, Solomon, Barbara, Katie, Fanny, Maria and Anna. All her brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by 8 nephews and 12 nieces, with many other near relatives. She confessed Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where she served her Lord and Master many years. She was a faithful and devoted sister, interested in the activities and work of the Church. She trusted in the promises of God and looked forward with confidence and a living hope, waiting for the Master's call to come home. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. C. Z. Yoder and Bro. J. S. Gerig. Text, Psa. 55 :6. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
"There's a beautiful, beautiful land, '
Tis the home of the blest;
Where with Jesus a glorified band,
They forever shall rest."
Meck.-Amanda, daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Kreider) Doner, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 29, 1864; died Nov. 26, 1936; aged 71 y. 11 m. 27 d. Stricken in early spring with undulant fever, all that physicians, competent nurses, hospital care, and loving hands could do was of no avail; death was the only relief. On Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day) God called her home. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for over fifty years. She was twice married. Besides her husband she leaves 4 children, 2 step-children, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 18 grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother and grandmother, always ready to help others before herself. We bow in humble submission to His will and would say with John in Rev. 14 :13-"Blessed aye the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." Funeral services were held Nov. 29 (her birthday) at Mellingers Mennonite Church by C. M. Brubaker and Jacob T. Harnish, where many friends and neighbors followed her remains to her last resting place beside her first husband and a little son who preceded her in death.
Strickler.-Clyde B., son of John and Florence Strickler,
was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 1, 1917; died at the Wooster
City Hospital from a wound received from a gun while hunting,
Dec. 8, 1936; aged 19 y. 1 m. 7 d. He is survived by his parents,
4 brothers (Ray, Robert, John, Harold), 1 sister (Nettie), 2
8 uncles, 8 aunts, and other near relatives. He made his home
with his grandparents (Bro. and Sister P. R. Musser), where he
loved to be, and made their home cheerful and pleasant. At the
age of 13 years he confessed Christ and accepted Him as his Savior
and Lord. He was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church where
he worshipped and served his Lord. During the time of his suffering
he expressed peace with Cod, and while he desired to recover he
committed himself to the will of his heavenly Father. Services
were conducted by the brethren I. W. Royer and J. S. Gerig. Text,
I Sam. 20:3. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And then sometime we'll understand."
Hostetler.-Elma B., daughter of Henry and Mary Yoder,
was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 18, 1902; was suddenly hurled
into the great eternity in an automobile accident on Sunday morning,
Dec. 6, 1936; aged 34 y. 9 m. 18 d. She was united in marriage
to Christian A. Hostetler on Dec. 24, 1930. To this union were
born 2 children-Vernon and Mary Ann. She accepted Christ as her
Savior at the age of 13 years and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite
Church. Here she attended Sunday school and church services from
childhood. She was a faithful and loyal Christian mother, not
only a Christian by profession but living the Christ life in word
and deed. Her influence will long remain with those who knew her
and came in contact with her daily life. She is survived by her
husband, 2 children, mother, step-father, 4 sisters, 1 brother,
5 uncles, 5 aunts, and a large circle of near relatives. By her
departure the husband and children have sustained a deep loss,
the Church a faithful and loyal sister. May we all humbly submit
to Him Who doeth all things well. Services were conducted by the
brethren C. Z. Yoder and J. S. Gerig. Text, Mark 14:8. Interment
in Oak Grove Cemetery.
"Jesus while our hearts are bleeding
O'er the spoils that death has won,
We would at this solemn meeting
Calmly say, 'Thy will be done.'"
Bauman.-Ananias M., eldest son of the late Pre. Amos
and Lydia Bauman, was born March 8, 1877, in Waterloo Co., Ont.;
died at his home near Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 18, 1936; aged 59. y.
9 m. 10 d. He had been in failing health for some
time with heart trouble. On Oct. 18 he was afflicted with a stroke
of paralysis. He suffered nearly nine weeks with complication
of diseases, which caused his death. He accepted Christ as his
Savior in his early manhood, uniting with the. Mennonite Church
in which faith he died. At the age of about 10 years he moved
with his parents to May City, Iowa, where he grew to manhood.
On Nov. 18, 1900, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Stauffer.
To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters. One daughter (Susie)
preceded him in death, and his wife (Mary Ann) Sept. 25, 1931.
He was again married to Eva (Blosser) Kreider on Nov. 19, 1935;
who with the following children survive: Noah, Lydia (wife of
Ezra Martin), Esther (wife of John Zimmerman), Amos, Anna (wife
of Aaron Martin); also 12 grandchildren
(1 preceding him), 4 brothers and 4 sisters (Mrs. Susie Ortwien, Mrs. Mary Ann Gingrich, Mrs. Rebecca Snyder, Mrs. Hannah Betiger, Noah, Amos, and Menno, all of Alberta, Can., and Israel of Ephrata, Pa.). He with his family moved from Iowa to Stanton, Mich., in January, 1913, and resided there till March, 1929, when they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind.
"Father and Mother
Are gone to that clime,
Looking for others
Kline.-Nancy Jane, daughter of Harvey and Catherine
(Beery) Friesner, was born Jan. 27, 1873, in Branch Co., Mich.;
died Dec. 14, 1936; aged 63 y. 10 m. 17 d. On June 20, 1906, she
was united in marriage with Peter Kline of Mottville, Mich. In
her early girlhood she gave her heart to God and united with the
Church of the Brethren and remained a faithful member until death.
She had been ill for a number of weeks with cancer of the stomach,
and on Nov. 15 was taken to the hospital at. Constantine, Mich.,
but all that kind nurses and loving relatives and friends could
do was of no avail. She bore her sickness and suffering with patience
and often said, "It will be just as the Lord wills. I am
just in His hands." She is survived by her husband, 2 step-daughters
(Mrs. Earnest Nelson and Mrs. Forest Nelson, both of Porter, Ind.),
8 step-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Frank Blosser of Sturgis,
Mich., and Mrs. 0. Monroe Miller of Goshen, Ind.), 3 brothers
(Will of White Pigeon, Mich.; John of St. Joseph, Mich.; and Dan
of Middlebury, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Her
father, mother, a sister and brother preceded her in death. Funeral
services were held on Dec. 16 at the Mottville community church,
conducted by Galen Bowman and Noble Bowman, both of the Pleasant
Valley Church of the Brethren near Middlebury, of which she was
a member. Text, Mark 14:8. Burial in the Mottville Cemetery.
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us;
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
By a Sister.
Snyder.-Esther Detweiler, beloved wife of Albert Snyder
of Bloomingdale, Ont., was born Feb. 21, 1851; died Dec. 12, 1936;
aged 85 y. 9 m. 21 d. On April 14, 1874 she was united in marriage
to Albert Snyder, with whom she shared the joys and cares of life
nearly 63 years. There remain her loving husband, 1 son (Addison
D.) at home, 1 adopted daughter (Mrs. Selina Weber of Kitchener),
(3 daughters died in infancy); also 1 grandson (John W. Snyder)
and 2 granddaughters (Estella and Eileen Weber of Kitchener) and
1 brother (R. B. Detweiler of Ingersoll, Ont.)-the last surviving
member of a family of fourteen, who had all grown to see the youngest
of the family married before the family circle was broken. She
also leaves a large number of relatives and friends. She had a
wide circle of friends whom she had made by her always cheerful
smile. We mourn, but not without hope; for her desire has been
granted and prayers answered to depart this world of care and
pain to be with her blessed Savior where sorrow and sighing shall
flee away. She was converted in her youth and united with Snyder's
congregation, of which she always was a faithful member until
God called her home. She always sought the Lord's house when health
permitted. The last seven years she was denied this privilege,
many a time. After one week's illness of pneumonia she passed
peacefully on. The home loses a loving mother, the Church a faithful
believer, but our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were
conducted at the home by H. W. Stevanus assisted at the church
by Jonas Snider and Simon Martin. Texts, I Pet. 3: 21, 22; Acts
1 :11. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"In silence she suffered,
With a smile her pain she bore,
Until God's angel whispered
'Come home and suffer no more."'
Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta
Gospel Herald, Jauary 14, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.42 - page 895 [[ image version ]]
Stern.-Anna Mary, widow of the late Peter M. Stern, was born Oct. 1, 1858; died Dec. 11, 1936; aged 78 y. 2 m. 10 d. She suffered of a lingering illness resulting from a stroke of several years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, 1 son (Samuel), and 1 grandchild. Surviving her is 1 daughter (Stella, wife of Walter K. Heistand with, whom she resided), also 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec.15 at the home of her daughter by Bro. Abram Risser with further services at Risser's Mennonite church (of which she was a member) by Bros. Noah Risser and Walter
Miller.--Maud Ethel, daughter of David and Kate Miller, was born June 4, 1891, near Cullom Ill.; passed away at Passavent Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 25, 1936; aged 45 y. 6 m. 21 d. She united with the Bethel Mennonite Church in her youth. She later transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church in Goshen, Ind. In her illness she was resigned to the will of the Lord. She bore her suffering with much patience. She is survived by her sister (Mrs. Lela Landes), a niece (Margaret of Colorado Springs, Colo.), and a sister-in-law (Mrs. Lovina Miller of Garden City, Mo.). Funeral services were held at the home of her aunt (Mrs. Maggie Hauder), conducted by Bro. Britton of the Methodist Church assisted by J. C. Driver. Interment in Clear Fork Cemetery.
Hurst-David B. Hurst was born Jan. 14, 1858; died Nov.
9, 1936, at his home near Churchtown, Pa.; aged 78 y. 10 m. 26
d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until the
end. He is survived by his widow (Elizabeth Weaver Hurst) and
the following children: Mrs. George Ludwig, Goodville, Pa.; Mrs.
Daniel Sensenig, Martindale, Pa.; Mrs. Henry Lauver, Lititz; Mrs.
Walter Wanner, Ephrata; Mrs. Jacob Fisher, New Holland; also 14
grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held
at the home of the daughter (Mrs. D. Sensenig), on Nov. 12 conducted
at the house by Bro. John Sauder and at the Weaverland Church
by Bro. John S. Mast and Bro. John Weaver. Buried in the adjoining
"His chair, long used, is empty,
His glasses laid aside;
His Bible left to others,
He's gone with Christ to abide."
Rhodes.-Dan Laverne, infant son of Willie R. and Sadie L. Rhodes, was born near Dayton, Va., Feb. 5, 1935; died Nov. 22, 1936 at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va. He was sick less than twenty-four hours. The doctors were somewhat puzzled as to the cause of his death, though thinking that it was caused by a new disease prevalent among children. He was a very affectionate child and brought much happiness and sunshine into the home. His sweet presence and cheery disposition will be missed by his parents and all who knew him. Despite the heartache and sorrow caused by his absence we feel that God's way is the best and He has done all for our good. He is survived by his parents, 1 brother (Glenn), grandparents, and a number of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Funeral services were held at Weaver's Mennonite Church Nov. 23 by Bro. S. H. Rhodes, assisted by Bro. John H. Mumaw. Text, II Sam. 12:23. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Smucker.-Emma Nora, eldest daughter of David and Elizabeth Stoltzfus, was born Nov. 18, 1880, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Dec. 26, 1936; aged 56 y. 1 m. 8 d. In Feb., 1885 her parents moved to Logan Co., Ohio, where she remained until her marriage to Harry Smucker in 1915. Early in youth she united with the Mennonite Church in which faith she continued throughout her life. Many were the years of her affliction, but in the face of it all she carried her cross with a smile. She was especially cheerful the last few days of her life, and her greatest joy was in seeing others happy. Christmas day was spent pleasantly and quietly at home, and foreshadowed the coming of the Christ King more triumphantly to her own heart. She was soon to be with Jesus the King of glory. A few hours before she quietly slipped from her earthly tabernacle she gave assurance of her peace with God and readiness to go. With a final farewell she closed her eyes in sleep never to awaken again to the suffering she long had known here. Her father, mother, 1 sister and 1 brother preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, 1 daughter (Grace), 3 sisters (Mrs. Frank Zook and Belle Stoltzfus of Belleville and Mrs. Welty Renkert of West Liberty, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home at Belleville, Pa., Dec. 29 in charge of Aaron Mast. Text. Heb. 13:5.
Yoder.--Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Wingert) Gerber, was born June 30, 1850, near Canton, Ohio; died at her home Oct. 31, 1936. In early childhood she moved with her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (all having preceded her to the Great Beyond) to Ligonier, Ind., where she grew to womanhood. Owing to the marked resemblance of her twin sister (Susanna) she is remembered there as "one of the Gerber twins." In the early '60's, she moved to Holden, Mo., with her parents. Feb. 26, 1874, she was united in marriage by Bishop J. B. Kenagy to C. D. Yoder of East Lynne, Mo., and established the home where since she had centered her love and devotion to her God, and the Church, to her family, to her neighbors and her friends. In this home was ever a sincere welcome to everyone. As the years advanced, she never lost interest in affairs of her community and was always ready to give a helping hand. She realized she was going, and expressed her desire to be with her loved companion. Her passing, like her life, was quiet and peaceful, and in faith we can vision the joy of the reunited family. She is survived by 3 daughters and 1 son; Martha (Mrs. Ira Hartzler), Dora (Mrs. Fred Middlesworth), Maud (Mrs. Harry Mussleman), and Ben. One son (Edward) preceded her in death. She also leaves twenty-one grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, and her devoted housekeeper, Alta Troyer. Services were held Nov. 2 at the Sycamore Grove Church, of which she was a member, by Bros. I. G. Hartzler and W. E. Helmuth. Interment in Clear Fork Cemetery.
Yoder.-Alice M., daughter of Elias and Fanny Miller Wenger, was born Sept. 16, 1873, near Orrville, Ohio; died Dec. 27, 1936; aged 63 y. 3 m. 11 d. She was the oldest of a family of seven children. Her mother, father, and 1 sister (Mary) preceded her in death. She is survived by 4 brothers and 1 sister (David of Sterling, Ohio; Joseph of Orrville, Ohio; John of Goshen, Ind.; Dora-Mrs. E. S. Lape, of Bluffton, Ohio; and Fred of Orrville, Ohio). On Nov. 20, 1906, she was united in marriage with Menno B. Yoder of Belleville, Pa., to whom were born 3 daughters; namely, Irene (Mrs. Vernon Lehman) of Orrville, Ohio; Mabel, at home; and Mary (Mrs. Manford Kilmer) of Wadsworth, Ohio. There remain to mourn her departure her husband, 3 daughters, 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and many other relatives, friends, and neighbors. At the age of sixteen she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and on May 24, 1890, she was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Later she transferred her membership to the Orrville Mennonite Church and is recorded as a charter member. She was loyal to Christ and the church of her choice up to her latest breath, and faithful in the duties of home as long as health and strength permitted. For over four years the hand of affliction rested heavily upon our sister, but through it all she was resigned to the Master's will and bore her trials and sufferings in much patience. However, she often expressed her longing to be at home with the Lord. During her days, months, and years of affliction she was most tenderly cared for and every possible comfort was provided. Truly her many labors of love were rewarded by those whom she loved and brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Services were conducted at the home and the Oak Grove Church near Smithville, Ohio. Ministers: I. W. Royer, J. S. Gerig, and C. Z. Yoder.
Brubaker.-Aldus D., son of the late Pre. Tobias and
Fannie (Groff) Brubaker, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec.
30, 1869; died Dec. 10, 1936; aged 66 y. 11 m. 10 d. He had been
ailing for a year or more, but not to keep him from being active
until about two months prior to his being admitted to the Hospital
Nov. 6, at which place he passed away, although all was done to
help him that human hands could do. We believe his work here was
ended and although hard to say, we would say, "His will be
done." He was united in marriage to Ella E. Reynolds Feb.
14, 1894. To this union were horn 2 daughters, the youngest having
gone home May 19, 1906. His companion and 1 daughter (Zella, wife
of Ivan D. Krantz) survive; also 4 grandsons (Elvin, Raymond,
Willis and Paul), 2 brothers and 3 sisters (Franklin, Emma, M.
Herr, Lizzie E., Harry T. and Anna L. Smith). He was a member
of the Mennonite Church for about forty-three years. He was of
a quiet disposition, yet the testimonies he left with us are nuggets
worth far more as a heritage to us than silver and gold. It being
difficult for him to speak, he was thoughtful to the end of the
family and their welfare and the desire for us to meet him over
there. He was conscious until shortly before his departure, and
said he "has a mansion over there." At different times
he expressed the desire, "Oh, I wish the good Lord would
soon come for me ;" and, "I wish I could soon go home."
We used as our closing hymn, "I'm going home to die no more."
Alter brief services at the house by Bro. John Myer, further services
were held in the New Providence Mennonite Church in charge of
Bros. Abram Martin and Abram Metzler. Text, Rev. 21 :4. His body
was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Not until the loom is silent,
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why
The dark threads are as needful,
In the Weaver's skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned."
Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta
Lear.-Arthur, son of Clarence and Hettie Lear, died July 11, 1936; aged 2 y. He was ill several weeks. He is survived by his parents, 10 brothers and sisters, and also his grandmother. Buried at Deep Run, Pa.
Wiens.-Bro. A. F. Wiens, Supt. Mennonite Bible Mission,
4221 5. Rockwell St., Chicago, passed away the afternoon of Jan.
10, 1937. He assisted in the morning service, and was on his way
to a men's meeting when he was stricken with a heart attack. He
was active in mission work in Chicago the past thirty years.
A. H. Leaman.
Burkhart.-Stanley Austin, son of C. L. and Mary Burkhart, died in the Watson, Sask., hospital; aged 2 y. 9 m. 7 d. He leaves father, mother, 5 sisters, and 2 brothers, all at home. One sister (Greta) is at present a patient in the Watson hospital. Funeral services were held in Sharon Church near Guernsey, Sask., in charge of Bros. M. H. Schmitt and Burton Taber. Texts, II Sam. 12:23; Jno. 17 :13.
Nafziger.-Navada Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer J. Nafziger of Archbold, Ohio, was born Dec. 30, 1936, and
died the same day. She leaves her parents, 1 sister (Katharine),
and 4 brothers (Carl, Dale, Everett and Gerald). Short funeral
services by S. S. Wyse were held at the home and burial in Pettisville
"May God in His own way,
So bless that her short stay
May increase our longing
To meet her some day."
Stauffer.-Susie Minerva Kellar Stauffer was born July 17, 1878, at Oakland Mills, Pa.; died Jan. 1, 1937; aged 58 y. 5 m. 15 d. She was married in 1916 to Jacob Stauffer. To this union were born 6 children, namely: John, Esther, Beulah, Hazel, Paul and Mark, all at home. She is also survived by 2 brothers and 5 sisters in the eastern states. Early in life she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. During the last 6 months she suffered much pain, but by God's grace she bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude. A few days before her departure her bodily sufferings ceased and on New Year's morning she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. The last three years the family lived in Tuleta, Texas. Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home, Beeville, Texas, and burial in the Beeville Cemetery. Services in charge of E. S. Hallman and T. K. Hershey.
Stoltzfus.-Donna Lee, daughter of John and Laura (Beckler)
Stoltzfus, Woodriver, Neb., died Dec. 30, 1936; aged 9 m. 12 d.
Her death was due to influenza followed by pleura pneumonia. She
is survived by sorrowing parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Elvira,
Sterling, Einer, Verle, Richard, and Grace), 2 grandfathers, 1
grandmother, a step-grandmother, 7 uncles, 5 aunts, and many other
relatives and friends. She was very patient in her sickness. One
grandmother preceded her. "The Lord has given, the Lord has
taken. Blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services
were conducted by Bros. A. D. Stutzman and P. R. Kennel. Text,
Matt. 19:14. Interment in cemetery near by.
"God saw fit to take her from us,
Up in heaven there so high;
Angels took her O so sudden
With no time to say good bye."
Ranck.-Amos L., son of Jacob and Susan (Leaman) Ranck,
entered into rest Nov. 13, 1936; aged 85 y. 3 m. 20 d. He was
twice married. His first wife was Barbara L. Groff. To this union
were born 6 children. Two little girls preceded him in infancy,
also a daughter (Mrs. Emma Ranck Hershey) died five years ago.
These children survive: Enos G., Emanuel G., and Mrs. Ada (Ranck)
Buckwalter; also 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
His second wife (Emma Groff Ranck) and 1 son (Amos Jr.) survive.
Father was of a kind and thoughtful disposition, ready to help
whenever the need arose. Services were held at the Strasburg Mennonite
Church, conducted by Bros. Jacob Harnish and C. M. Brubaker. He
was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Deep in our heart lies the picture
Of a loving father laid to rest;
In silence he suffered until God's angel whispered,
'Come home to the realms of the blest.'"
Wenut.-Annie, daughter of Henry and Mary Witzke, was born in Poland, Russia, April 15, 1860; died Jan. 5, 1937; aged 76 y. 8 m. 20 d. She was married to David Wenut Dec. 21, 1880, with whom she lived in holy wedlock 56 years and on the same farm near Latham, Mo., since 1882. To this union were born 4 daughters. Two of them preceded their mother in death. There remain the husband, 2 daughters (Mrs. Rhoda Spencer and Mrs. Harry Springer) and 4 grandchildren; also 2 sisters (Mrs. Joe Worthley of Otterville, Mo., and Mrs. M. P. Dillion of Cole Camp, Mo.), 3 brothers (Jake Witzke of Butte, Mont., R. S. Witzke of Sedalia, Mo., and J. W. Witzke of Latham, Mo.), and a host of other near relatives and friends. She confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the home near Latham and at Mt. Zion Church, conducted by Leroy Gingerich. Text, Psa. 23:4.
Brenneman.-Mary, daughter of Henry and Hannah Darr, was born July 24, 1857, at Stratford, Ont.; died Dec. 27, 1936, at her home near Wakarusa, Ind., after an illness of three days; aged 79 y. 5 m. 3 d. At the age of 2 y. she came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., in a one-horse covered wagon. She spent all her life around Wakarusa, Ind. She was married to Andrew J. Brenneman, Aug. 22, 1875. who preceded her in death 14 y. To this union 5 children were born. Three preceded her in death. Surviving her are John and Ruth at home, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, a brother (Christ Darr of McCracken, Kans.), a sister (Sarah Darr of Wakarusa) with many other relatives and friends. She with her husband united with the Mennonite Church and were members at the Holdeman congregation for about 25 years. The funeral was held at the Olive Church, conducted by Brethren Warren Shaum and Silas Weldy. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Siples.-Clara (Bryant) Siples was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1849; died at the home of her son in Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 28, 1936. In 1866 she was married to Josiah Siples. To this union were born 5 sons (Joseph, John, Harry, Ed. and William) and 1 daughter (Mrs. Frank Edington). Her husband died in 1899. Since then she lived in widowhood. A few years after her husband's death she moved to Fort Wayne, where she spent the rest of her life. She was a member of the Mennonite mission, and her sweet smile and cheerful disposition will be missed by all who knew her. She was with us in our regular services just two weeks before she died. She left a bright testimony and often expressed a desire to go to be with her Lord. She is survived by her 5 dons, 1 daughter, 17 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at the home of her son in Fort Wayne, in charge of Newton S. Weber, assisted by B. B. King. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio.
Stoltzfus.-Anna Elizabeth, daughter of the late Plank
and Mary Ann (Wanner) Reeser was born April 21, 1881, in Lancaster
Co., Pa. died Nov. 3, 1936; aged 55 y. 6 m. 13 d. On Dec. 27,
1906, she was united in marriage with Jacob P., youngest son of
the late Bishop Gideon Stoltzfus. She united with the Mennonite
Church in her youth and was a faithful member until death. She
is survived by her husband and a daughter (Nora E. at home), also
5 brothers, with many other relatives and friends She had been
ill for four months, but bore her suffering patiently, until the
Lord called her home. Funeral services were held at the late home
on Nov. 6, in charge of Bro. Amos Stoltzfus, and at the Kinzers
Church conducted by Brethren Abram Martin, J. S. Mast, and Martin
Hershey. Text, Heb. 4:9.
"Passing out of the shadow into a purer light
Stepping behind the curtain, getting a clearer sight;
Laying aside a burden, this weary mortal coil
Done with the world's vexatious, done with its tears and toils."
Grieser.-Ralph, son of Simon and Lizzie (Nofziger) Grieser,
was born June 5, 1909, near Archbold, Ohio; died Jan. 3, 1937,
in Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio; aged 27 y. 6 m. 25 d His
illness was due to tonsillitis and quinsy developing into pleurisy
and pneumonia, from which he suffered patiently until relieved
by death. He was of a quiet, unassuming, friendly disposition,
endearing himself to all that were acquainted with him. He tenderly
cared for his invalid father for nearly five years. One week before
his death he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, and found
peace through faith in the merits of Christ. He leaves his invalid
father, mother, 3 brothers, 1 sister (Elmer of Wauseon, Raymond
of Archbold, Clarence and Irene at home), and a large number of
near relatives and friends. Two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services conducted by Brethren Jesse Short and S. S. Wyse.
"I have made my peace farewell to all,
I'll meet those dear ones gone before;
It will only be a little while,
Until I'll meet my Savior on yonder shore."
Herr.-Harry R., beloved son of Willis G. and Elsie (Rohrer)
Herr, died Nov. 24, 1936, at his home near Lampeter, Pa.; aged
2 y. 9 m. 8 d. Although Harry had a cold for a few days, he seemed
to be feeling well as usual until early Tuesday morning he became
seriously ill and died the same evening of bronchial pneumonia.
He was of a bright disposition and is sadly missed in the home.
He leaves his bereaved parents, 1 brother (James Willis) and 2
sisters (Verna Marie and Pauline Elizabeth), his maternal grandmother
(Mrs. Elizabeth L. Rohrer of Intercourse) and his paternal grandparents
(Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Herr of near Lampeter); also uncles, aunts,
cousins and many friends. Funeral services were held Nov. 27,
at the home and at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, in charge of
Bro. Jacob T. Harnish. Text, Job 16 :22. Interment in Willow St.
'Dear little Harry, too pure to stay,
Our loving Father has called you away.
Out of this world of sorrow and care,
To wait till we join you over there."
By the parents.
Haverstick-Mary 0., widow of John M. Haverstick, was
born Sept. 18, 1869; died Nov. 21, 1936; aged 67 y. 2 m. 3 d.
She passed away very suddenly of a heart attack at her home while
sitting in her chair. She was at her daily duties, not feeling
so well, thought she had the grippe. This surely is a loud call
to us all. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years.
Her influence will long remain with those who knew her and came
in contact with her daily life. She was a daughter of the late
Levi and Susan (Groff) Herr. Her husband preceded her in death
Nov. 11, 1935. She is survived by the following step children:
Mrs. David Warfel, Lancaster; Harry Haverstick, Lyndon; Charles
Haverstick, Manitoba, Can.; a brother (Newton G. Herr), a sister
(Emma H. Root), and a large circle of relatives. Services were
conducted by Brethren Jacob Brubaker and David Mosemann at East
Chestnut St., Lancaster, Pa. Burial in Habecker's Cemetery.
"Precious sister, thou hast left us,
Gone to dwell with angels fair;
But 'tis God who bath bereft us,
By His grace we'll meet you there."
Emma H. Root.
Yoder.-Iddo D., son of the late Daniel D. and Anna (Lantz)
Yoder, was born in Garret Co., Md., Oct. 14, 1889; died in the
Hazel McGilvery Hospital, Meyersdale, Pa., Dec. 6, 1936; aged
47 y. 1 m. 21 d. Death was due to weak heart complicated with
conditions brought on by grippe. He was taken to the hospital
in the afternoon and died that night. He was united in marriage
with Effie Yoder June 13, 1915. To this union 2 sons and 2 daughters
were born. One infant son preceded him in death. With his wife
the following children survive: Frieda, Dora, Mary, and Peter,
all at home. Two sisters and one brother (Mrs. Noah J. Lee, Dover,
Del.; Mrs. Gideon J. Brenneman, Springs, Pa.; and Ira J. Yoder,
Stevensville, Md.). He united with the Old Order Mennonite Church
at the age of 17 years. He was ordained to the ministry of the
Gospel in May, 1921, in which membership and ministry he labored
faithfully unto the end. He attended preaching services on the
Sunday before he died, on which occasion he preached his last
sermon. Funeral services were held at the Flag Run Meetinghouse
Dec. 9, conducted by Bro. Eli D. Beachy, Oakland, Md., and by
Bro. John Hostetler, Dover, Del., assisted by Bro. Joseph J. Yoder
of the home congregation.
Stern-Anna Mary, only child of Samuel and Elizabeth
Groff, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., Oct. 1, 1858; died Dec.
11, 1936; aged 78 y. 2 m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to
Peter M. Stern Sept. 15, 1878, he having preceded her in death
almost 24 years. To this union were born 1 son (Samuel, preceding
her 11 years ago) and 1 daughter (Mrs. Walter Heistand, Manheim,
Pa.) with whom she resided about 14 years. She is also survived
by 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member
of Rissers congregation for quite a number of years. Her health
has been failing for almost three years, due to the effects of
a stroke. She was confined to bed for about four weeks, after
having a fall and injuring her leg. She talked of her faith in
God and expressed her desire to go home. She is greatly missed
in the home, always being a great talker. Short services were
held at the home by Bro. Abram Risser of Gantz's congregation
and at Risser's Church by Bro. Walter Oberholtzer and Bro. Noah
Risser. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"The room is quiet, all is still,
Her place is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long she waited for her rest,
Keim.-Mary (Leece) Keim was born in Kent Co., Mich.,
Sept. 19, 1864; died at her home near Clarksville, Mich., Dec.
28, 1936; aged 72 y. 3 m. 8 d. On June 4, 1886, she was united
in marriage to Samuel Keim. To this union were born 4 children
(Burt A., Walter P., Mrs. Rose Schwab, and Wesley M.). She leaves
a sorrowing husband, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 1 brother (George
Leece), and many relatives and friends. Sister Keim was in failing
health all summer, and was confined to her bed for the last seven
weeks, suffering from a complication of diseases, among them pneumonia.
She suffered much and patiently; expressing a desire to go and
be with her Lord, whom she had confessed and accepted a number
of years ago; and served, being a faithful member of the Bowne
Mennonite Church at the time of her death. Funeral services were
held Dec. 31 at the home and at the Mennonite Church conducted
by T. E. Schrock and _____ Johnson. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given;
And though the body slumbers now,
The soul is safe in heaven."
Groff.-Lizzie Ann, wife of Clayton M. Groff of near Lederach, Pa., was born May 5, 1902; died Dec. 9, 1936; aged 34 y. 7 m. 4 d. When her condition became serious she was taken to Grand View Hospital, Sellersville. Several hours after a caesarian operation, she passed away. The infant son did not live. She was the oldest daughter of Bro. and Sister Samuel Godshall of Franconia, and the first one out of a family of twelve to depart this life. She is survived by her parents, her husband, 4 children (Lorraine, Claude, Neva, and Merrill) all at home, and 1 infant son preceded her in death. She is also survived by 6 brothers and 5 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Salford congregation. Her sudden departure was a great shock to the community. One of her neighbors said after her departure that she possessed a quiet disposition and was often found with her Bible open while ironing or doing her housework, which surely has been a great comfort to her many mourning friends. It is estimated that over twelve hundred passed the coffin (She had her infant child in her arm which only took place several times before in the history of the Salford Church). Funeral services were held Dec. 13 in the home and at the Salford Mennonite Church in charge of Brethren Rein Alderfer, Elias Landis, and A. A. Price. Text, I Cor. 15:57. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Litwiller.-Katherine (Jantzi) Litwiller was born near
St. Agatha, Ont., July 7, 1847; died Dec. 29, 1936; aged 89 y.
5 m. 22 d. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Savior and
remained faithful to the end. Death to her was only the gateway
to eternal glory. Her's truly was a life of service and devotion
to her Master. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to
those around her as long as health permitted. On June 2, 1868,
she was united in holy matrimony to Bro. John Litwiller. To this
union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. Michael died in infancy.
Her husband preceded her Aug. 27, 1927. She lived in widowhood
9 y. 4 m. 2 d. She leaves 1 daughter (Katie- Mrs. Isaac Wagler)20
grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob of Atwood,
Moses of Fergus), 2 sisters (Mrs. John B. Jutzi and Mrs. Jacob
Gascho of Michigan); 1 sister, and 10 brothers having preceded
her. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Benjamin Gingerich
from Psa. 90 at the house, by Bro. Peter Nafziger from Acts 9
:36-41, Bro. Moses 0. Jantzi from Psa. 123; also a word of testimony
by Bro. Jacob H. Bender. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"'Tis so hard to part with grandmother dear,
No more to see, no more to hear:
A nobler grandmother could not be,
Found on this side of eternity."
Badertscher.-Mary Jane, was born April 18, 1920, near
Kidron, Ohio, died Dec. 25, 1936; aged 16 y. 8 m. 7 d. She was
reared in a Christian home and after her conversion became a member
of the Kidron Gospel Tabernacle in the spring of 1935. She enjoyed
her school days and was a member of the Junior class of the Dalton
High School. Among her schoolmates she had a large number of friends.
Her interests were wide and varied. Her life's aim was to become
a nurse. Around the home she always found a way to be useful.
Although for her. to be absent from the body is to be present
with the Lord, her absence from the home, in church and in school
will be keenly felt. Those of her family left behind are her mother,
4 sisters (Mrs. Dan. Morand, Berne, Ind.; Mrs. H. Clair Amstutz,
Indianapolis, Ind.; Hulda, Cleveland; Martha, Massillon), and
5 brothers (Albert of Kidron; Milton of Sebring; Ivan of Bluffton
Llewellyn of Massillon, and Thomas Lee at home). Her father, 2
brothers who died in infancy, and 1 sister preceded her into the
presence of the Lord. Besides her family, a host of relatives
and friends will miss her, but we know we shall see her again.
"Now we see as through a glass darkly, but then face to face."
We believe Jesus doeth all things well, therefore we say, His
will be done. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 by F. Imhoff
of Cleveland at the Gospel Tabernacle, where a large concourse
of people had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. Burial
in Salem Mennonite Cemetery.
By her mother.
Springer.-Andrew, son of Valentine and Marie Springer, was born June 26, 1862, in Alsace Lorraine, France; died at his home near Metamora, Ill., of pneumonia; aged 74 y. 5 m. 27 d. At the age of 27, with his brother Peter, he came to the United States. On Dec. 24, 1895, he was united in marriage with Katie Camp and the couple have lived on the same farm one mile east of Metamora their whole married life. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a steadfast member until death For about 34 years he served as janitor of the Metamora Mennonite church, performing his service as a doorkeeper in the House of the Lord in a quiet, unassuming way. He always had a kindly greeting and consideration for every one. He was deeply religious and spent much time in meditation and the study of God's Word. He took a special interest in the welfare of the young people. He expressed, by some of his last words, that he was going to his Heavenly Home. He leaves his beloved wife who so faithfully attended him during his many afflictions, a foster daughter (Hattie Leidig of Lake Charles, La., who was a joy to the home), 5 foster grandchildren, and 4 brothers (Joe of Gibson City, Ill.; Valentine of Fisher, Ill.; Peter of Metamora, Ill.; and Ben of Washington, Ill.), besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother John, and a sister and brother who died in infancy in France. Funeral services were held on Dec. 26, at the home by Bro. A. A. Schrock and at the Metamora Mennonite Church by Brethren Ed Oyer and J. N. Kaufman. Text, I Cor. 15:26. Burial in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.
Steiner-Barbara Malinda, daughter of Tobias and Rachel
Blosser, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 10, 1873; died at
her home in Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 17, 1936, after an illness
of over six months; aged 63 y. 4 m. 7 d. She was united in marriage
Jan. 8, 1901, to Menno L. Steiner. To this union were born a son
(Clarence P. of Cleveland, O.) and a daughter (Mary E. attending
Manchester College). Besides the husband and children, she is
survived by a sister (Mrs. Saloma Good of Dutton, Mich.) and 2
brothers (William Blosser of Danville, Va., and Dr. John H. Blosser,
Denver, Colo.). In early life she became a member of the Mennonite
Church and during 1900 was a worker in the Chicago Mission. She
was a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years and was active in
Christian work throughout her life. Together with her husband,
she studied the chiropractic profession, graduating in 1921, and
two years later completed a post-graduate course with the degree,
Ph.C. She was interested also in the temperance movement and gave
much of her time to the work, serving for two years as president
of the Allen Co. (Ind.) Woman's Christian Temperance Union. In
later years she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and
was a faithful worker in the various activities of that church
until her last illness. She was a loving wife and mother in her
home, and during her illness manifested a true Christian spirit.
Before she passed away she left testimony that all was well and
that she was ready to meet her Lord. Funeral services were held
at the Trinity M. E. Church, Nov. 20, R. J. Burns of that church,
L. H. Berry of the First Baptist Church, and Newton S. Weber of
the Mennonite Church participating. Text, Psa. 116 :15. Interment
at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
By her son and daughter.
Dettwiler.-John Samuel, son of Jonas W. and Amanda (Eby) Dettwiler, was born Sept. 1, 1877; died Jan. 8, 1937; aged 59 y. 4 m. 7 d. On June 27, 1906, he was married to Fannie, daughter of D. F. Driver (deceased). Providence left this union childless, but their hearts and home were opened to two homeless little boys who received all the tender and loving care that a Christian father could give to his own sons. His devoted companion and these boys, grown to manhood (Gerald of the home community and Harry of Garden City, Mo.), and 2 brothers (William of Harper, Kans., and Jonas of the home community), 4 sisters (Mrs. Adeline Fenton, of the home community, Mrs. Susan Weaver of Albany, Oreg., Mrs. Leah Horst of Terra Bella, Calif., and Amanda Dettwiler of Harper, Kans.), and many relatives and friends remain to mourn the departure of a loved one. His entire life was spent on the old homestead near Versailles, Mo., where he was born. He was preceded in death by his father in 1917, his mother in 1902, and his sister Barbara, wife of Willie Detweiler, in 1928. At. the age of nineteen, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, and united with the Mennonite Church, in which he was active until the end. On Jan. 11, 1920, he was ordained to the office of deacon in the Mt. Zion Church, where he served faithfully. His faithfulness to duty, his love for the Church, his devotion to his family, and his kindness to all, are traits of his character that will long remain in the minds of those who knew him as a brother in the church, and as a neighbor in the community. He was always in good health until a year ago, when he was stricken with Bright's disease from which he suffered much and bore it all with patience. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion Church in charge of Amos Gingerich assisted by J. H. Shank. Text, Phil. 1 :21. Interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Clemmer.-Henry M. Clemmer of Harleysville, Pa., was
born Nov. 12, 1849; died Nov. 23, 1936; aged 87 y. 11 d. He was
the last of a family of five to depart this life. He was married
to Mary Kulp Feb. 9, 1878, and together they have walked life's
way for fifty years. His companion and 2 children preceded him
in death. He is survived by 1 son (Elmer of Telford), 2 daughters
(Mrs. Harvey Freed of Souderton and Mrs. Horace Shisler of
with whom he resided), 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
In the fall of 1888 he was ordained deacon of the Salford Mennonite Church, served his office faithfully for twenty years, and was then ordained minister at the same place. He served as minister for twenty-eight years, altogether serving for forty-eight years on the Salford bench. He was also the oldest member of the Franconia Conference.
In the family circle, among his relatives and his church members, he was loved and respected as a man of deep piety, humility, and always possessing a cheerful spirit of friendliness. If his members came for advice or for help in solving problems he was one who always had an answer and proved it with God's Word. His outstanding teachings were on Love and Humility. He had a wonderful memory of things of long ago. The writer of the church history of Franconia Conference, which is now being printed, received much valuable information from him. He has been blessed during his entire life with remarkable health, excepting for the last few months of his life he was mostly in his room, afflicted with complications of diseases.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 28, at the home by Brethren Jonas Mininger and A. A. Price, and at the Salford Mennonite Church by Rein A. Alderfer and Elias Landis. Text, II Tim. 3:10. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
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Gunther.-Colista, wife of Robert Gunther, was born Jan. 13, 1865 in Lisbon, Ind. Aged 71 y. She is survived by her husband and 3 sons. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, became converted at the Belmont Mennonite mission. She had been ill with heart trouble and other afflictions for about a year. She was faithful to the end and ready to meet her God. Funeral services at the Belmont Mission, conducted by Chris Reiff and Alph Buzzard.
Brenneman.-Joseph L. Brenneman was born in Perth Co.,
Ont., July 1, 1858. In early youth he accepted Christ as his Savior
and was a life-long member of East Zorra A. M. congregation. On
Nov. 13, 1883, he was united in matrimony to Sister Catherine
Roi of Oxford Co., Ont. This union was blest with 4 sons and 2
daughters of whom 3 sons and 1 daughter preceded him. He died
at his home in East Zorra, Dec. 26, 1936; aged 78 y. 5 m. 26 d.
He leaves his sorrowing companion, 1 son (William, at home), 1
daughter (Ida, at home) and 2 brothers (Christian and David).
Service at the home by Jacob R. Bender and the East Zorra Church
by Brethren M. O. Jantzi and D. S. Jutzi. Interment in adjoining
Vance.-Robert Vance was born in Pendleton Co., W. Va.,
March 9, 1880; died Jan. 6, 1937; aged 56 y. 10 m. 7 d. He is
survived by his wife, 2 sons, 7 daughters, 4 brothers, 1 sister,
and a number of grandchildren. In July, 1935, he became ill and
was forced to take his bed and remained bedfast ever since. On
Dec. 1, 1936, as a request of his he was taken to the hospital
where the second operation was performed to remove a cancer. He
seemingly stood the operation very well, but about a day later
he rather suddenly passed away. Funeral services were held from
the Roaring Creek Mennonite Church of which he was a member, in
charge of Paul Good. Text, Heb. 9 :27. His body was laid to rest
in the Vance
Cemetery near by.
Plank.-Paul Everett, son of Adam and Sophie (Kuryen) Plank, was born near Cheraw, Colo., May 15, 1911; died near Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 10, 1936; aged 25 y. 6 m. 25 d. While working at a dairy on Sept. 26 he was gored by a bull. He seemed to be getting better, but his right lung was torn loose and infection set in. He was married Dec. 22, 1933, to Sarah Elizabeth Setter. He leaves his wife, 2 sons (James Howard and Donald Gene), his father and mother, 2 brothers (Walter S. of Cheraw, Colo.; Elmer M. of Filer, Idaho), and 1 sister (Rosie Marie Evers of Rocky Ford, Colo.). They are left to mourn the loss of one whose smile and handshake will be missed very much. Services were held at the home by Bro. Earl Showalter and at the East Holbrook Church by Allen Erb and Jess Kauffman. Burial in adjoining
Mishler.-Glen Edward, son of George and Celesta Mishler,
died Dec. 30, 1936, at the home of the parents near LaGrange,
Ind.; aged 1 y. 8 m. 11 d. His death was the result of a severe
case of pneumonia. He leaves his parents, 1 sister (Marie) and
1 brother (Wilber), 1 grandmother, a step-grandfather and
a number of uncles, aunts, and other relatives and friends. His
stay on earth was of short duration, yet his life has made impressions
that will be remembered. Funeral services were held at the Shore
Mennonite Church, in charge of Oscar S. Hostetler and Percy Miller,
assisted by Y. C. Miller and Josiah J. Miller.
"Dear little hands, I miss them so l
All through the day, wherever I go-
All through the night, how lonely it seems,
For no little hands wake me out of my dreams."
Wittrig.-Elizabeth Sutter Wittrig was born July 24,
1862, near Hopedale, Ill.; died Jan. 1, 1937. She was married
to Daniel Wittrig Dec. 28, 1882. To this union were born 6 children
of whom 5 survive with the husband (Miss Anna, at home; Mrs. Dan
Litwiller, Delavan; Mrs. J. J. Birky, Armington; Mrs. Aaron Martin,
Delavan; and Amos Wittrig, Hopedale). One daughter (Elizabeth),
preceded her in death. She also leaves 20 grandchildren, 9
and 4 brothers (John of Milford, Neb.; Chris. of Tiskilwa, Ill.;
Andrew and Amos of Hopedale, Ill.). She was a faithful member
of the Hopedale Mennonite Church since early childhood. Funeral
services were held at the Hopedale Mennonite Church Jan. 3, 1937,
conducted by Bros. Simon Litwiller, Ben Springer, and Paul Erb.
Text, II Tim. 4:7. Interment in the Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
"Farewell, dear mother, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years, and worn with pain.
Farewell, till in some happy place,
We shall behold thy face again."
Weaver.-Benjamin L., son of David and Leah Weaver, was
born June 6, 1850; died at his home near Washingtonville, Ohio,
Jan. 7, 1937; aged 86 y. 7 m. 1 d. He accepted Christ as his Savior
in his early manhood, uniting with the Mennonite Church, in which
faith he died. He was greatly concerned about the welfare of the
Church leaving a bright testimony in his dying hours. He was united
in marriage to Sarah Hoover of Goshen, Ind., Jan. 2, 1879. Those
left to mourn his departure are his deeply bereft widow, 1 nephew,
7 nieces, and a host of. relatives and friends. Two brothers (Jacob
L. and David L.) preceded him in death. After brief services at
the house, further services were conducted at the Pleasantview
Mennonite Church by Bros. I. B. Snyder, D. C. Witmer, and Benj.
Good. Texts, Psa. 116 :15; Job 5:26. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Brother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Orendorff.-Elwood, son of Nelson and Susie (Opel) Orendorff, of Accident, Md., died Dec. 5, 1936; aged 15 y. 6 m. 20 d. He accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, Glade congregation, at the age of twelve years. As a young soldier of the cross he was faithful and consistent, living a life of obedience and of helpful influence to his associates and in the home. He was much interested in the Sunday school work and young people's activities of the Church, this being manifested by a knowledge of the Bible in his Sunday school class especially. His death came as a sudden shock to the entire community. He was accidentally shot while hunting deer, when the gun, carried by another comrade near by, discharged which resulted in shooting Elwood, causing almost instant death. He leaves, to mourn his early and very unexpected departure, his father, mother, 3 sisters, 1 brother and many other relatives and friends. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved ones. Funeral was held Dec. 5 at Glade Mennonite Church, near Accident. Services in charge of Bro. I. K. Metzler. Text, Prov. 27:1; Eph. 5 :15, 16. Interment in Glade Cemetery near the church.
Heisey.-Annie M. Heisey, was born July 15, 1870; died
Jan. 8, 1937; at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Benj. Z. Miller)
after a very brief illness of complications; aged 66 y. 5 m. 23
d. On Oct. 9, 1890, she was united in marriage to Edward Heisey
who preceded her in death 9 yrs. To this union were born 1 son
and 2 daughters. An infant daughter died in infancy. She leaves
her daughter (Ella E. Miller of Mt. Joy, Pa.), and a son (Chester
E. of Lakeland, Florida) ; also 6 grandchildren and 1 brother
(Harry M. Erb). She was a loving mother and a faithful member
of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Services were held Jan.
11 from the home of her daughter conducted by Bro. Samuel Fry
and at the Elizabethtown Church by Bro. Noah Risser. Text, Jas.
4 :14. Interment in Kraybill's Cemetery.
''Tis hard to part with mother dear,
No more to see, no more to hear.
A nobler mother could not be.
But yet we're glad if God tho't best
To end her troubles and give her rest,
In heaven, to sing with angels fair.
May our names too, be written there,
That we again may mother meet
And walk with her thro' the golden street."
Smoker.-Amos R. Smoker died Jan. 1, 1937; aged 67 y.
8 m. 7 d. He had not been very well for some time. He had some
bad teeth and was taken to the doctor to have them extracted.
When he came home he got very sick and died that night. It was
a shock to the family and community. He was twice married. His
first wife was Sara C. Esch. To this union 9 children were born
of whom 7 are living. They are: Fannie, wife of Jesse Smucker;
Sadie, wife of Daniel Smoker; Elam; David; Mattie, wife of David
Stoltzfus; Anna, wife of Ephraim Swartzentruber, and Priscilla.
His second wife was Fannie K. Fisher, who survives him. To this
union 4 children were born, 3 still living. They are: Hannah,
wife of Ralph Coffroth; Alta, and Amos. He was a member of the
Millwood A. M. congregation. Funeral services were held Jan. 4
at the house, conducted by M. S. Stoltzfus, and at Millwood church
by John A. Kennel and A. B. Stoltzfus. Interment in the adjoining
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,He can all our sorrows heal."
Swartzendruber.-Katie, widow of the late Bishop S. J. Swartzendruber, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Aug. 31, 1860; died at her home in Pigeon, Mich., Jan. 9, 1937, after much affliction and a lingering illness of two and one-half years; aged 76 y. 4 m. 9 d. She was married to Bro. Swartzendruber Jan. 13, 1881. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters; also 16 grandchildren. Two sons, 2 daughters, and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. She leaves 3 sons (Mahlon of Pigeon; Joe and Chris of Bay Port) and 1 foster daughter (Lila, wife of John Hershberger of Kalona, Iowa); also 4 brothers and 3 sisters (John of Los Angeles, Calif.; Anna of Parnell, Iowa; Chris and Mahlon of Kalona, Iowa; Mrs. Joe Gunden of Pigeon, Mich.; and Barbara of Kalona, Ia.). In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and for many years served as a faithful companion in the sacred calling of her husband. "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." She fell peacefully asleep in her Savior, in whom she had anchored her soul. The funeral was held Jan. 12, conducted at the home by Edwin Albrecht and at the Pigeon River Church by S. D. Grieser of Archbold, Ohio and M. S. Zehr; Job 14:14; rev. 14:13; Isa. 4:14.
Bender.--Fannie Steinman, widow of late Solomon M. Bender, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 31, 1855. In her younger days she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, was received into fellowship of the Wilmot A. M. congregation, and remained faithful to the end. In 1876 she was united in matrimony to Solomon M. Bender of Waterloo, Ont. Shortly after their marriage they moved to the township of East Zorra at which place she had her home for her remaining days. This union was blest with 8 children. (Daniel, Jacob, Noah, Susanna, Mary, Katherine, Moses, Simon). Jacob and Moses died in infancy and Susanna, wife of Aaron Brenneman, died in 1905. Daniel preceded her in death. Her husband died Nov. 16, 1926. Surviving are the following children: Noah of New Hamburg, Ont.; Mary, wife of Eli Ruby, Evansville, Ind.; Catherine, wife of Amos Baechler, of the homestead; Simon, near Tavistock, Ont.; also 25 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 5 brothers. She fell peacefully asleep on Jan. 6, 1937; aged 81 y. 4 m. 6 d. Funeral services Jan. 8 at the home by Bro. Menno Kipfer and at the East Zorra A. M. Church by Brethren D. S. Jutzi and Nevin Bender of Farmington, Del. Text, Rev.21:7. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Troyer.-Eve, daughter of Adam and Sarah Mast, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 25 1863; died at the home of her son (James Troyer) near LaGrange, Ind., Jan. 14, 1937; aged 73 y. 10 m. 20 d. In 1866 she with her parents came to LaGrange Co., Ind., where she spent most of her life. On Feb. 5, 1882, she was united in marriage to Jerry M. Troyer who died in 1927. To this union were born 9 children (Adam of Shipshewana, Amandus of Howe, Sarah of Goshen, Daniel, Mattie, Oliver and James of LaGrange, and Charles of Elkhart), 1 son having preceded her in death. She also served as a mother to ten step-children (Fanny of Oklahoma, Barbara of Kansas, Jacob of Penna., Samuel of Ohio, Calvin of La Grange, Ind., Mike of Iowa, and Jerry of Kansas), 3 preceding her in death. Besides the above she also leaves 3 brothers (Samuel, Abraham, and Adam Mast), all of Indiana, 41 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. She became a member of the Mennonite Church in her early life and therein continued unto death. She was always esteemed as a kind, loving, devoted mother, doing everything she could for her family and others who she could help in time of need, never tiring of doing good for others. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite Church, in charge of Oscar S. Hostetler and Percy Miller.
Hecker.-Christian, son of the late Jonathan and Magdaline Hecker, was born in Hesse, Germany, May 5, 1850. He came to this country when but a child, with his parents who settled in Holmes Co., Ohio. Christian lived the balance of his long life-time in the community near Walnut Creek, O., where he died Jan. 6, 1937; aged 86 y. 8 m. 1 d. He was united in marriage to Susannah Hershberger, Feb. 14, 1876. This union was blessed with 12 children. His wife, 1 daughter, and 1 infant son preceded him in death. He leaves a family of 10 children, as follows: Ammon, Monroe, and Lydia, living at home; Daniel and Clarence of the Trail vicinity; John and Melvin of the Barr's Mills vicinity; Mrs. Robert Klein of Canton; Mrs. Earl Carnahan of Dover; and Mrs. A. J. Schlegel of Baltic, Ohio. 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive him, besides many other relatives and friends. He was confirmed in the Swiss Reformed Church April 18, 1868. On Sept. 25, 1927, he united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. The family loses and will miss a kind father, the community a good neighbor, and the congregation an aged pillar of the faith. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Jan. 9, with D. M. Friedt and A. W. Miller in charge. Burial in cemetery near by.
Horning.-Jennie M., eldest daughter of the late Bro.
Lewis and Sarah Good, was born on Aug. 11, 1884, near Terre Hill,
Pa. She lived and died in the same community on Jan. 12, 1937;
aged 52 y. 5 m. 1 d. She was a faithful member of the Bowmansville
Mennonite Church; being a Christian from her 14th year, at which
time she had baptism administered by Bish. Christian Risser, and
lived in the Lord to the hour of death. In Oct., 1906, she was
married to Bro. Barton G. Horning. The Lord gave to them 11 children.
Two sons (Eugene and Paul) preceded their mother to heaven. These
children remain: Ruth (Horst), Lewis, Anna (Weber), Miriam, Sarah,
Florence, Sylvian, Jennie and Kathleen; also 1 grandchild. The
sorrowing husband abides. The aged mother of the departed also
survives. She leaves 2 brothers (Howard and Joseph) and 1 sister,
(Sadie Martin). God had blessed her with a convincing personality.
As a devoted Christian mother she instilled into her children
a godly respect for their parent. Funeral service was held Jan.
16, in the Bowmansville Church. Bro. I. B. Good of the Weaverland
Church preached to a crowded house (Text, Rev. 22:7), the home
"But no, that look is not the last;
We may yet meet where seraphs dwell
Where love no more deplores the past,
Nor breathes that withering word-Farewell."
Kauffman.-Sarah Malinda, daughter of Abraham and Martha
Kurtz, was born May 10, 1869, in Champaign Co., Ohio; died of
pneumonia at the Mennonite Hospital in La Junta, Colo., Dec. 20,
1936; aged 67 y. 7 m. 10 d. This was following a number of years
of failing health. Her cheerful life and kindness was an inspiration
to the many that were privileged to contact her life. She always
possessed a cheerful attitude and had learned with Paul to be
content in whatsoever state she was. That wonderful characteristic
will long inspire her friends to know the same truth. In 1899
she was united in marriage to Amos Kauffman and resided in Lawrence
Co., Pa. In 1920 the family moved to La Junta, Colo. To this union
were born 5 children. She leaves her life companion, 4 sons (John
and Archie of Pigeon, Mich.; Joseph and Paul at home), and 1 daughter
(Mary, wife of Chas. Yordy of Ashley, Mich.), and 5 grandchildren;
also 2 brothers (John and Jonathan) and 2 sisters (Mary Kurtz
and Mrs. Fannie Hartzler), and 1 aunt (Mary Headings), all of
Lawrence Co., Pa. In early years she accepted Christ as her Savior
and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained a
loyal and faithful member. One of her great desires was to attend
church services. She was faithful in church attendance, as much
as her health would permit. Her willingness to serve will long
be remembered and appreciated. The funeral service was held Dec.
23 at the La Junta Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. E. E. Showalter,
assisted by Bro. Allen H. Erb. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.
"Should we wish her back
In this world of care;
Where there's pain and sorrow
And sin everywhere?
No, for Jesus took her
To that blissful state;
Now until He calls us
We will patiently wait."
Swartzendruber.-Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob and Polly Rhodes, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Oct. 31, 1870; died Jan. 5, 1937; aged 66 y. 2 m. 5 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her girlhood and united with the Amish Church. Oct. 27, 1891, she was united in marriage to Valentine Swartzendruber. In 1898 she with her husband and children left her Iowa home and moved to Centralia, Mo., where they resided for seven years. In 1905 they moved to the farm, near Hydro, Okla., which has since been their home. Her life as a pioneer mother was not an easy one but she was always hopeful and cheerful, teaching her children by example that the happy life is one of trust in the Savior and service to others; In December, 1915, she with her husband and children transferred their church membership to the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Her husband died in August, 1920. She was left with the responsibility of bringing up her ten children, some of whom were quite small. She is survived by 4 sons (Alva, Fred, Valentine, Jacob), and 6 daughters (Nora-Mrs. Henry Eichelberger, Polly-Mrs. Joe Detweiler, Barbara, Mattie, Mary Jane, and Katie Anna), all of whom were with her in her last hours. One son (Ira) died in childhood. She also leaves 7 grandchildren and 1 sister (Mrs. Mattie Kempf) and 1 brother (Chris Rhodes), both of Kalona, Iowa. She attended her last church service on Dec. 27, last, and took sick that night. On Dec. 31 she was taken to the hospital at Weatherford, Okla., but the serious case of pneumonia that had developed proved too great a strain on the already weak heart. She will be missed by all who knew her but especially in the home where she was so constantly a ray of God's sunshine. She expressed a hope of going to heaven and a desire to meet all of her children there. We are greatly comforted by several expressions made during her last hours, such as: "My home is on high," and "The angels are coming." Funeral services were held on Jan. 6. Bro. John Slagell conducted the short service at the home. Bro. Milo Kauffman, assisted by Bro. Amos Gingerich, both of Hesston, Kans., had charge of the service at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Christophel-Jacob W., son of John and Elizabeth (Reed)
Christophel, was born July 23, 1856, near Wakarusa, Ind. About
53 years ago he was converted, united with the Mennonite Church,
and became a member of the Yellow Creek Congregation. On Jan.
18, 1885 he was united in marriage to Anna Hoover of Elkhart Co.,
Ind. To this union 3 children were born: Elizabeth (Mrs. Leander
Weldy) of Goshen, Elmer H. (living at home) and Allen B., who
preceded him in death.
On Jan. 11, 1893, he was called to the ministry by his home congregation which he served until called home. In 1918 he was called to the office of bishop, and was given the oversight of the Nappanee, Salem, and Yellow Creek congregations. As a minister and as a bishop he always endeavored to render the best possible service to the brotherhood under his care. His constant desire was to labor as a servant rather than as one exercising authority, with the thought that obedience should be rendered because of faithful teaching and understanding of the Word rather than because of harsh discipline, desiring that the Church might prosper and become more God-like. It was often said of Bro. Christophel. that when some one came to him for advice the person always was given something helpful and worth while. His chief concern and burden was the welfare of the churches in his charge, and he labored to the end that they might prosper and live in peace.
He was a kind and loving father and will be greatly missed by his many friends and acquaintances. Only those who knew him best could understand his burdens and sorrows, as he devotedly and unselfishly labored for the unity and welfare of the church and community.
After an illness of but a few days duration he peacefully fell to sleep Jan. 11, 1937; aged 80 y. 5 m. 19 d. His companion preceded him Aug. 25, 1936. He leaves his daughter (Elizabeth), a son (Elmer), 3 grandchildren and 3 sisters (Mrs. Hanna Smith, Mrs. Harriet Blosser, and Sarah Christophel), all of near Wakarusa. One granddaughter preceded him.
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Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta