Yoder.-Mabel A., youngest child of Joe D. and
Annie Yoder, was born in Johnson Co., Ia., Mar. 25, 1925;
died at her home Sept.12, 1938; aged 13 y. 5 m. 17 d. About Nov.
1, 1937, she became ill with rheumatic fever which later developed
into leakage of the heart. These ailments practically confined
her to her bed until she passed away. On July 31, 1938, at her
home she was baptized upon confession of her faith and became
a member of the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church. She leaves
her parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers (Edna, wife of Clarence
Swartzendruber, Wellman, Iowa; Magdalene, wife of Alvin Stolzfus
of Wood River, Neb.; Ollie, Leo, Willard, and Edith at home),
also an aged grandfather (David S. Yoder of Kalona, Ia.) and many
other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the
Lower Deer Creek Church by John Y. Swartzendruber and David D.
"Dearest Mabel was our darling,
Loved of all the hearts at home;
But the angel coming quickly,
Whispered gently, 'Mabel, come.'"
Mills.-Burton, son of Ira C. and Jane (Bisbey) Mills, was born at White Pigeon, Mich., Aug. 31, 1871; died at his home in Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 23, 1938; aged 67 y. 22 d. In 1893 he was united in marriage to Cora Ellen Garberich. To this union were born 2 sons (Boyd M. and Maynard A.), both of Elkhart, and 3 daughters (Mrs. George L. Kuhlman of South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. Walter B. White of Elkhart; and Mrs. D. L. Knight of Goshen, Ind.), all of whom, with the widow, survive him. He was baptized and received as a member of the Mennonite church, March 20, 1938. We believe that his soul is saved but nearly a whole life is lost. How sad that he waited so long before accepting Christ as his Saviour. This should be a warning to every one. He suffered a stroke of paralysis some months before accepting Christ. He was almost a constant sufferer from that time until his death, but we have hope that he is with Christ now where sufferings are no more. Funeral services at he A. G. Zelle funeral home, Elkhart, conducted by J. E. Gingrich and J. S. Hartzler. Burial in the Rice Cemetery.
Miller.-Mary H., daughter of Cornelius and Fannie (Schrock) Troyer, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 21, 1875; died near Nowata, Okla., Aug. 16, 1938; aged 62 y. 8 m. 25 d. She was married to Joni J. Miller in 1893. To this union were born 13 children. Five preceded her in infancy. The following survive: Joseph, Oden, Ind.; William, Kalona, Iowa; Ida, wife of Joe A. Yoder, Lagrange, Ind.; Mary, wife of Alvin Miller, New York; Anna, wife of Arthur Swartzentruber, Pigeon, Mich.; Fannie and Clara of Buffalo, N. Y.; Alvin, Hutchinson, Kans.; also 29 grandchildren, stepmother (Mrs. Emma Troyer, Shipshewana, Ind.), 3 half brothers (Jerry, Orla, and Milo), 5 half sisters (Barbara, Fannie, Laura, Bessie, and Olive), all of Indiana except Fannie who resides in Michigan. Her sudden death was caused by cerebral hemorrhages. She was sick about 12 hours. Short services were held at the home of John Stutzman near Nowata Aug. 16, after which the body was brought to her home near Hutchinson, Kans., where on Aug. 19 funeral services were held at the home of Joe Yutzy conducted by N. D. Mast and J. H. Miller. Burial in the Amish cemetery.
Hartman.-Sarah, daughter of Henry and Margaret Shelly, was born March 25, 1852, in Butler Co., Pa.; died at her home in Cullom, Ill., Aug. 5, 1938; aged 86 y. 4 m. 11 d. Death resulted from a paralytic stroke suffered on Thursday before her death. Jan. 24, 1871, she was married to Elias Hartman of Livingstone Co., Ill. To this union 13 children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband, two children in infancy, two sons (Peter and Harvey) in young manhood, and a daughter (Margaret Diebel) who died six months ago; also by her parents and only brother (Rhinehart Shelly). Those left are 6 sons (Henry of Washington, Ill.; John of Cullom; Emanuel of Archbold, O.; Levi of Peoria, Ill.; Reuben of San Francisco, Calif.; and Lewis at home), two daughters (Martha Christophel of Wakarusa, Ind., and Amanda Rostetter of Hale Center, Texas), 2 sisters (Elizabeth Hartman of Washington, Ill., and Martha Wilder of Oregon, Ill.), 32 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church in her girlhood days and lived an exemplary Christian life to the end. Funeral services were held at the Cullom Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. J. D. Hartzler and Bro. D. W. Slagel. Text, Rev. 1: 18.
Baecher.-Christian Baecher was born at Bourge
Buesche, Germany, Dec. 5, 1868; died at the home of his daughter
Sept. 12, 1938; aged 69 y. 9 m. 7 d. He was married to Fannie
Stalter on Mar. 19, 1895, who preceded him in death Feb. 7, 1921.
To this union 4 children were born (Mrs. John Zimmerman, Jacob,
and Edwin of Gibson City, Ill., and Joseph of Elliot, Ill.), and
1 granddaughter (Joyce Zimmerman). He also leaves 2 sisters in
Germany. One brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He accepted
Christ in his youth and was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church until death. He was a kind and loving father and one who
had an interest in the welfare of his family. He was afflicted
with dropsy for about two years, and bore his suffering patiently.
Short services were conducted at the home by Bro. J. A. Heiser,
and at the East Bend Mennonite Church near Fisher, Ill., by Bro.
C. F. Derstine. Text, Psa. 90. Interment in East Bend Cemetery.
"Sweetly rest, dear father,
With all the loved gone on before;
And may we all prepare to meet you
On that peaceful, happy shore."
Good.-Samuel, youngest son of the late Daniel and Mary
Good, was born near St. Jacobs, Ont., April 3, 1892; died
at Calgary, Alta., Sept. 12, 1938, from a heart attack. He enjoyed
good health up to the day before his sudden departure. He came
to Alberta with his parents in the spring of 1903 and has spent
practically all of his life on his father's homestead. He was
united in marriage to Vera Shantz on July 26, 1917, who died on
March 5, 1919. To this union was born 1 son (Edgar) who only lived
one year. July 27, 1922, he was married to Freda Taylor, who remains
to mourn his loss, with 4 children: Earnest, Niel, Greta, and
Mary. There also remain 4 brothers (Israel of Elmira, Ont.; Allan
of Hubbard, Oreg.; Simeon of Carstairs, and Daniel of Vineland,
Ont.) And 1 sister (Mrs. Ibra Snyder of Kitchener, Ont.). Besides
these he leaves a host of friends who will miss him in the community
and church where he was so helpful and kind to those in need.
He united with the Mennonite Church at West Zion near Carstairs
and was a consistent member at death. The services were conducted
by Bro. H. J. Harder at the house, who also had charge of the
service at the church. Bro. Miller preached the sermon to a large
concourse of friends and neighbors.
"Mourn not for him whom God hath blest
And taken to His heavenly rest;
Free from all sorrow, grief, and pain,
Our loss is his eternal gain."
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Stahl.-Moses J. Stahl was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Oct. 31, 1861; died Sept. 18, 1938; aged 76 y. 10 m. 17 d. He was married to Amanda Yoder Sept. 17, 1891. To this union were born 3 sons (Earl, who passed away 33 years ago, and Glen and Ervin, at home). He leaves the widow and sons, 1 sister (Mrs. Daniel Weaver), 5 nieces, 1 nephew, and a host of friends. He was a good neighbor and a friend to every one. He will be greatly missed by the family as well as the community. He was always cheerful and ready to assist in any way possible. Funeral services were held at the home Sept. 20 by Martin Sholten, and at the Bowne Mennonite Church by T. E. Schrock. Burial in the cemetery close by.
Book.-Christie L., daughter of Daniel and Maria (Leaman) Book, was born Oct. 4, 1857; died at her home in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 31, 1938; aged 80 y. 9 m. 27 d. She was born and lived all her live in the vicinity of Lampeter. She was a member of the Strasburg, Pa., Mennonite Church and a regular attendant as long as health permitted. She had been in failing health for more than two years, but her last illness lasted just seven days. Surviving her are 2 brothers (Abram L. and David L. Book) and a sister (Amanda L. Herr) all living near Lampeter. Funeral services were held at her home Aug. 3, by Bro. C. M. Brubaker and at the Strasburg Church by the brethren, Frank M. Herr, C. M. Brubaker, and Jacob T. Harnish.
Shantz.-Ida Martin, beloved wife of Edwin S. Shantz of Hespeler, Ont., died in the Galt Hospital after a few days' illness of appendicitis on Sept. 11, 1938; buried in the Wanner Cemetery Sept. 14. Services were held in the home in charge of Bro. S. M. Kanagy, who preached from II Cor. 4: 14; 5: 6; and 5: 1, the brethren, J. W. Witmer and S. F. Coffman assisting. Sister Shantz confessed Christ 38 years ago, became a member of the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful and loyal. She was habitually present at the Sunday services and gave every evidence of vital interest in all the church's activities. She is greatly missed in the home and in the church, but we realize our loss is her gain, or as Paul states it: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."
Kauffman.-Harriet, daughter of the late Henry and Charlotte (Ruby) Kauffman, of Stony Brook, Pa., was born Oct. 8, 1868; died Aug. 24,1938; aged 69 y. 10 m. 16 d. Death was caused by a complication of diseases following an illness of about four weeks. Surviving are two sisters (Mrs. Albert Stoner of Hellam and Mrs. Emma Hursh of York). A number of nieces and nephews also survive. She was born and lived around Stony Brook for many years. The last years she lived in the village of Stony Brook. She was a faithful member of the Stony Brook Mennonite Church. The writer noticed her name appears among the first that are recorded in the first Church record which was started Feb. 16, 1914. She supported the Church in every way possible, and was in her place every Sunday possible. She is already missed by her friends and those that noticed her presence Sunday after Sunday in the church services. The funeral was held at the funeral home in charge of Walter H. Gable and at the Stony Brook Mennonite Church in charge of Richard Danner, assisted by Harvey Lehman. Burial in the Stony Brook Cemetery.
Ensz.-Margaret Ensz (nee Klassen) was
born Nov. 26, 1867, in the village Rueckenan, South Russia; died
Sept. 3, 1938; aged 70 y. 9 m. 8 d. In 1874, at the age of 7 years,
she with her parents emigrated to America, locating on a farm
near Buhler, Kans., where she grew to womanhood. At the age of
19 she accepted Christ, was baptized and received into the Church
of God in Christ, to which church she remained a faithful member
to the end. Jan. 17, 1888, she was united in marriage with Abraham
G. Ensz, who died May 2, 1936. This union was blessed with 8 sons
and 7 daughters, 67 grandchildren (7 preceding her in death),
2 sisters (Mrs. A. T. Krocker, Shafter, Calif., and Mrs. G. M.
Martin, Inman, Kans.), 1 sister-in-law (Mrs. Isaac S. Klassen)
also a host of relatives and friends. Three brothers and 5 sisters
preceded her in death, 2 sisters having died in Russia. As Father
was a minister of the Gospel, she felt it her duty to share the
burdens with him, willing to sacrifice when needed. Mother often
admonished us to walk upon the narrow path of life, warning us
of the fearfulness of being eternally lost. She loved to read
her Bible which she did very much. She was deeply concerned for
the welfare and soul's salvation of her children and grandchildren,
and also for the Church. She had been afflicted with diabetes
for some time ,and about two months before her death, dropsy set
in. August 31, she was taken to the hospital at Halstead. The
doctors there pronouncing her case hopeless, she was returned
to her home, where she died Sept. 3.
Children and grandchildren.
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Ream.-Marilyn Rae, daughter of Drue and Nona Ream, was born near Johnstown, Pa., April 15, 1938; died at the Memorial Hospital, Oct. 9, 1938. She is survived by her parents, 3 sisters, 3 grandparents, a number of uncles and aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the home and in the Stahl Mennonite Church by S. G. Shetler and Irvin M. Holsopple. The body was laid away in the Stahl Cemetery.
Gantz.-Mary Ann (nee Risser), widow of George E. Gantz, was born Dec. 16, 1862; died July 28, 1938; aged 75 y. 7 m. 12 d. She is survived by the following children: Blain of Milton Grove, :a., and Mrs. Allen Hoffer of Manheim, Pa. She was a member of Risser's Church for many years. Funeral services were held July 31 from her late home and at Risser's Church by the brethren, Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Burial in Milton Grove Cemetery.
Kufske.-Howard Ross Kufske, Kitchener, Ont., passed away at the K. and W. Hospital Oct. 5, 1938; aged 30 years. He is survived by his wife (nee Laura Frickey), his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kufske), 2 brothers (Herbert and Kenneth), 5 sisters (Mrs. Stanley Koch, Reta, Mildred, Doris, and Pearl). Funeral services were held in the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Buried in the adjoining cemetery. The services were in charge of J. B. Martin and Roy Koch. Text, Heb. 2: 9.
Hollen.-Sister Harriet Hollen, daughter of William L. Reeseman and wife of Andrew Hollen of Altoona, Pa., was born at Lilly, Pa., May 27, 1891; died Sept. 15, 1938; aged 47 y. 3 m. 18 d. She leaves her husband, 1 son (Andrew, Jr.), 1 brother (W. H. Reeseman, Lancaster, Pa.). She was converted and received by water baptism into the First Mennonite Church of Altoona, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services at the Church Sept. 19, in charge of Bro. J. M. Nissley. Text, 1 Sam. 20:3.
Risser.-Ellen, (nee Grove), wife of John P. Risser, was born Dec. 20, 1873; died July 21, 1938; aged 64 y. 7 m. 1 d. Death resulted from a paralytic stroke of which she was a sufferer for some time. She was a member of Risser's Church, and is survived by her husband, 8 children, 15 grandchildren, 1 sister, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were held from the Miller funeral parlors, Elizabethtown, Pa., followed by services at Risser's Church by the home ministers, Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Burial in Risser's Cemetery.
Dunlap.-Sarah E., daughter of the late John and Catharine (Overly) Dunlap, was born Dec. 4, 1865; died Sept. 29, 1938, at the home of Bro. and Sister Frank M. Herr, Willow Street, Pa., with whom she resided for the past 57 years. She was a faithful member of the Brick Mennonite Church for many years. Services Oct. 2 at Herr's Funeral Home in Lampeter, with further services at the Brick Mennonite Church. The services were in charge of Bros. C. M. Brubaker and J. T. Harnish. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Eshleman.-Sue B., widow of Jacob M. Eshleman
was born Aug. 12, 1857; died at the home of her daughter Mrs.
Roy Eshleman, Sept. 8, 1938; aged 81 y. 26 d. She was a member
of the Byerland, Pa., Mennonite Church. Her place was seldom vacant
when she could be present. She leaves the following children:
Annie (wife of Christ C. Harnish), Katie (wife of Jacob L. Kreider),
Frank F., Suie* (wife of Roy Eshleman), and Landis; also 18 grandchildren
and 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother (Frank Foutz of Milelrsville).
Funeral services were held Sept. 11, at the home and at Byerland
Mennonite Church by Brethren James Hess, Maria Hess, and Jacob
*Typed as printed.
Smith.-Larry La Rue, infant son of Cecil and
Verda Smith, was born at the Bethel Hospital in Colorado
Springs, Colo., Sept. 15, 1938; died eight hours later. A brief
private funeral service was conducted at Sister Smith's room in
the hospital on the afternoon of Sept. 16 with the bereaved parents,
their daughters (Gene and Venita), the departed infant's twin
brother (Peter Joel) and Bro. and Sister Bachman of Pigeon, Mich.
(grandparents of the child), present. The body was laid to rest
in the Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs. Bro. L. C. Miller
was in charge of the services.
"The tender babe from us has gone;
We miss his precious form.
To the arms of Jesus he has gone,
We shall meet him in the morn."
Umble.-Ethel Jean, infant daughter of Leon and
Melba Umble died Sept. 12, 1938; aged 4 m. 30 d. The mother
put baby to bed well and happy. When feeding time came, and the
little body was lifted out of her crib, the mother was shocked
to notice how limp she seemed. The doctor was quickly called,
but the soul had fled to be with God. Beside her parents she leaves
1 little sister (Mary Ellen), 2 great-grandparents, 3 grandparents,
uncles, aunts, and other friends. The parents are resigned to
the Lord's will. Funeral text, Job 1:12. Interment in Millwood
"Far beyond the azure skies
Where the tiny star-eyes peep,
From all earth's sad doubts and fears,
Little baby's gone to sleep."
Hunsberger.-Bertha, daughter of Joseph and Maria (Kilmer) Hunsberger, was born in Blooming Glen, Pa., Pct. 18, 1881; died Sept. 11, 1938; aged 56 y. 10 m. 23 d. When seven years of age, she with her parents moved near Wadsworth, Ohio, where she made her home until her death. Her sickness was of only a few day's duration, pneumonia being the immediate cause of her death. When she was 18 years old she confessed Christ as her Saviour and was received into fellowship with the Bethel Mennonite Church, in which faith she continued until death. She lived a very useful life, although it was with difficulty she served many friends in time, in this and other communities. She has always had a great concern for others, especially those of near kindred. One brother Isaac, with whom she had her home, and one sister, Carrie Gehman, both of Wadsworth, Ohio, are left to mourn her departure, besides other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 infant sisters, her brother Harvey, and sister Elizabeth White who died a little more than a year ago. Funeral services were held at the home of her brother Isaac, and at the Bethel Church Sept. 14, conducted by Bros. S. D. Rohrer, ---- Dye, and O. N. Johns. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery.
Bridgman.-Emma Elizabeth, daughter of Martin and Mae (Gibbons) Allison, was born Dec. 15, 1906; died Aug. 16, 1938; aged 32 y. 8 m. 1 d. She was united in marriage to Burl Bridgman. To this union were born 3 children (Gladys, Raymond, and Alice Mae). Those left to mourn her early departure are her husband, 2 children (Gladys and Raymond), father and stepmother, 2 brothers (Martin of Maple Rock, Mo., William at home), 1 sister (Mrs. Russel Shannon of Palmyra, Mo.), 2 half brothers (Vernon and Charles at home), her grandmother (Mrs. Fannie Gibbons Boyles of Hannibal, Mo.), also uncles and aunts. Emma united with the Mennonite Church in Kansas when in her early teens, and remained faithful until death. She had been a sufferer for about two years, and was always faithful in attending church when opportunity afforded. For some years she had lived at Lakenan, Mo. Not having a church near, she seldom got to church, which she regretted very much. When visited, she would say how much she wished she could be near her church. Funeral services were held near Lakenan, Mo., Aug. 18, 1938, conducted by Bro. Ira Buckwalter, assisted by Harry Buckwalter. Text, Matt. 24: 44. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. By her Aunt.
Zimmerman.-Artha Bernadine Boyle was born in Syracuse, N. Y., July 16, 1912; died at the Bryan Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 29, 1938; aged 26 y. 2 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to Milo Zimmerman Nov. 5, 1930. To this union were born 5 children (Hazel, Evelyn, Raymond Eugene, James Edward, Jackie Ferman, and Richard Allen). She was much concerned about the welfare of her children. She was five years of age when her mother died. She leaves her husband, 5 children, father (Edward Boyle of Syracuse), 2 brothers (Edward of Syracuse and James of Canon City, Colo.), 2 sisters (Mary of Los Angeles and Grace of Syracuse). She was baptized in the Methodist church at Milford in 1933. Recently she realized that she was not a Christian and had shown marked interest in eternal values. When at the hospital, she with her husband, who had just returned from a hospital, resolved to attend church when both would be at home again. Affliction does bring serious thinking. The evening before her passing away she pleaded to have the opportunity to speak with a minister and just a few hours before her going she had this opportunity and made preparation to meet her Lord. She very much desired prayer, willingly confessed her sins, and promised to live a Christian life if her life would be spared. But she told her husband a little later that she felt she would not be here long. After she had the talk she so much desired, she seemingly relaxes and soon passed away. How kind and merciful God is. Funeral services were conducted by W. R. Eicher assisted by R. R. Smucker.
Yoder.-David B., son of Daniel C. and Judith Yoder, was born June 28, 1860, in Logan Co., Ohio; died Sept. 20, 1938; aged 78 y. 3 m. 2 d. Feb. 8, 1883, he was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Yoder. To this union were born 3 sons and 6 daughters. One son (Elmer L.) preceded him. His faithful companion and 8 children remain: Earl M., Idabel Smucker, Nancy Smucker, Golda Plank, Edna Neer, Fannie Hooley, Clara Hostetler, and D. Leonard, all of near West Liberty, O. He also leaves 33 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Fannie Whitmer of Pandora, O.), and 2 brothers (D. H. Yoder and L. H. Yoder, of West Liberty), beside a large number of neighbors and friends. In his youth, he accepted Christ as his Saviour, uniting with the South Union Mennonite Church. He had religious conviction, which he not only lived himself, but faithfully taught to his family. His place in church services was seldom vacant, which showed his deep concern for its spiritual welfare. Father was a man of few words, but when he spoke we understood. All through his life he enjoyed exceptionally good heath. A short time ago he became afflicted with a heart infection. He appreciated so much the care we gave him, making mention of it a number of times. During the last days of his life, he repeated a number of favorite Bible verses, which were a great comfort to him. By carful management, hard work and honest dealing, he provided a comfortable home for his family. His going is part of the "all things" that "work together for good to them that love God." So we bow in submission to our kind heavenly Father, who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held in the South Union Church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. Wallace Kauffman and Eli Stoltzfus. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
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Martin.-Mary Ann Brubacher, relict of the late David M. Martin, was born July 4, 1850; died at her home near St. Jacobs, Ont., Oct. 12, 1938; aged 88 y. 9 m. 8 d. Surviving are: 2 sons, 1 daughter, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters. Deceased united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, of which she was a member until she died. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church with Bro. Roy S. Koch in charge, assisted by Bro. Oliver Snider. Interment in First Mennonite Cemetery in Kitchener.
Harrington.-Blanche, wife of Chester Harrington was born Dec. 4, 1887, at Wakarusa, Ind.; died suddenly of heart attack, Oct. 3, 1938; aged 50 y. 9 m. 29 d. She had been ill with a heart ailment for several years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin. On Nov. 8, 1904, she was married to Chester Harrington. She is survived by her husband, 5 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 sisters. The funeral was held at the home in Wakarusa, services being conducted by Bro. Silas Weedy of the Hodman congregation. Text, Matt. 11: 28. Burial in the Olive Cemetery.
Erb.-Emma, beloved daughter of Bro. and Sister Jacob
S. Erb, in the vicinity of Wellesley, Ont., was born Oct.
16, 1914; died Aug. 31, 1938; aged 23 y. 10 m. 15 d. Surviving
are her parents, 2 sisters and 3 brothers (David, Samuel, Mrs.
Clayton Stienman, all near Wellesley; Mary and John at home).
One sister Katie died in early infancy. After a few weeks' illness,
due to conditions of the heart, having been in unfavorable heath
for past number of years, with suffering she peacefully left us.
She was of a kind and gentle disposition, and faithfully trusted
in her Saviour to the end. The funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon, Sept. 3, from the home to the Maple View A. M. Church
near Wellesley, of which she was a member, with burial in adjoining
"Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O parents, do not weep for me!"
Hassel.-Mary E. Hassel was born May 331, 1875, died
at her home in Strasburg township, Sept. 14, 1938. Death was caused
by complications. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Mennonite
Church, at which place she was seldom vacant. She leaves her husband
(George Hassel), 3 children (Elmer Eshelman, John Eshelman, Phoebe
Shreiner), 3 stepchildren (Nora Erb, Mabel Eisenberger, Ada Eisenberger),
6 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: John
Eaby, Jacob Eaby, Mrs. Benjamin Clark, Mrs. Noah Denlinger, and
Mrs. Walter Charles. Brief funeral services were held Sept. 17,
at 1 p. m. at the home, with public services at 2 p. m. at Hershey
Mennonite Church near Kinzers, Pa.
"Dearest mother, how we miss thee,
Since thy voice no more we hear;
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
Over on the golden shore." By the family.
Deputy.-Nancy A., daughter of the late Fieldon and Sarah McGuire, was born near Hinton, Va., April 20, 1854; died of complications at her home near the above mentioned place Sept. 20, 1938, aged 84 y. 5 m. She had been an invalid for fifteen years. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church, continuing in this faith to the end. On Dec. 28, 1874, she was united in marriage to Peter G. Deputy. To this union 1 son and 2 daughters were born. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for almost sixty-four years. Mother was the first one to break the family circle and the last surviving member of her father's family. She is survived by her aged companion, 1 son, and 2 daughters. Ten grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also survive. Funeral services were held from the Mt. Horeb United Brethren Church, conducted by Bros. S. H. Rhodes and James A. Swain. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. "The one we loved is at rest with Good."
Amstutz.-Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Catherine Bixler, was born Nov. 28, 1864; died Oct. 5, 1938; aged 73 y. 10 m. 7 d. In her early youth she united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member till about eighteen months ago, when she became affiliated with the Kidron Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member till death. Nov. 22, 1890, she was united in marriage with Daniel S. Amstutz who survives. To this union were born the following children: Albert of Kidron, Noah and Edwin of Orrville, Anna (Mrs. Elam Gerber) of Kidron, Sarah (Mrs. George Gerber) of Dalton, Ella (Mrs. Omer Sprunger) and Cevilla Amstutz of Orrville; also 12 grandchildren. Besides the previously named family there remain 2 brothers (David Bixler, Versailles, Mo.; Daniel Bixler of Dalton, O.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Albert Toganbill, Mission, Tex.; Mrs. David Moser of Dalton, O.) and a large host of relatives and friends. She resided in Wayne Co., all her life. She was a kind, loving mother, always concerned about the duties of home and the welfare of her family. She bore her affliction patiently till the call came to the great beyond. Short services were conducted at the home in Orrville, Ohio, and further services were conducted at the Kidron Mennonite Church. Buried in the Kidron Mennonite Cemetery. Officiating ministers, Allen Bixler and Isaac Zuercher.
Fly.-Sarah, eldest child of the late Joseph and Mary
Gross, was born Sept. 22, 1854; died Sept. 2, 1938; aged
83 y. 11 m. 10 d. She was married to Samuel Fly in 1873.
This union was blessed with 4 children (Mrs. Laura Kline of Gratersford,
Pa.; Joseph of Sellersville, Pa.; Henry of Bridgeport, Conn.,
and Mrs. Edith Myers who predeceased her). Her husband died in
May, 1919. After his death she made her home with her children.
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild,
2 half sisters, and one half brother. She with her husband united
with the Doylestown Mennonite Church early in their married life
and remained faithful until death. She was unable to attend church
regularly for the last few years because of her health. She was
handicapped for quite a few years by the loss of one arm, but
she was able to get around and to help her daughter with whom
she lived. Her mind was clear and she often reminded us of things
we would otherwise have forgotten. She always had a smile for
us when we would visit her. The last few years of her life she
suffered spells of cardiac asthma. She suffered such a spell when
she died. She had been well all day, had gone to see a neighbor
lady on Friday evening and about three hours later she left this
world to be with Jesus. Funeral services were held at the Charles
Frank's funeral home by Bro. Amos Kolb and at the Doylestown Church
by Bros. A. O. Histand and Joseph Gross. Text, Psa. 92: 12-15.
"Grandma's hands are folded,
Her days of toil are e'er;
She's gone to her dear Saviour,
Where pain and cares are no more."
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