Franck. - Jonas H. Franck was born May 21, 1863, near Lititz, Pa.; died July 4, 1944, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 81 y. 1 m. 13 d. On Oct. 27, 1887, he was united in marriage with Emma Stoner, who survives him. To this union were born 4 children: Mrs. Nora Wolle, Lancaster; Mrs. Frank Pierce and Ira S., Elizabethtown, Pa. One son, Stoner, died in 1920. Bro. Franck and his companion were received into church fellowship at the Landis Valley Church soon after their marriage, and he continued faithful in the service of the Lord until He called him home.
Garber. - Fannie N., widow of the late Henry E. Garber, was born near Mt. Joy, Pa., Oct. 23, 1856; died at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., of infirmities of age, July 13, 1944; aged 87 y. 8 m. 20 d. She was a daughter of the late Elias and Martha Nissley Eby. She and her husband united with the Mennonite Church in the early years of their married life. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 2 daughters. A son, Jonas, died in 1896 at the age of 14 years. The surviving children are: Tillman, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Ellen, widow of Ira R. Longenecker, Rheems, Pa.; and Elias and Ada, both of Elizabethtown, Pa. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Martha, wife of Israel Mumma, and Mrs. Ellen Garber, both of Mt. Joy, Pa.). Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 16, at her late residence, with further services at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Burial took place in the Bossler Cemetery. Bros. Benjamin Keener and Clarence Lutz conducted the service at the home, and had charge of the opening service at the church. Bishop Noah Risser preached the sermon. Text, I Pet. 1:3-5.
Good. - Anna, daughter of Samuel and Anna (Weaver) Good, was born near North Lima, Ohio, May 24, 1857; peacefully passed away June 14, 1944, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Eberly, near Orrville, Ohio; aged 87 y. 20 d. Nearly six years ago she fell and broke her hip and was not able to walk since. She was the youngest of a family of seven, and the last to depart this life. Quite a number of nephews and nieces survive. She came to Wayne County over 50 years ago. In 1893 she went to the John Martin home, being as a mother to his son Elmer (whose mother had died) from the age of three to manhood. She spent 35 years in the John and Elmer Martin homes, 11 years in the Mary Kreider home, and the past 5 years in the Ira Eberly home. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held June 16 at the County Line Church in the forenoon, and at the North Lima Mennonite Church in the afternoon, conducted by Bros. David Wenger and Abram Good. Texts, Ps. 116:15 and Luke 2:29. Interment was made in North Lima Cemetery.
Good. - Charles Aaron, son of Joel and Susanna Good, was born near Versailles, Mo., April 29, 1874; passed away July 17, 1944, at his home in Peabody, Kans.; aged 70 y. 2 m. 18 d. In 1885 he moved to Peabody with his parents. When a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and joined the Mennonite Church of which he was a member until called home to glory. On December 24, 1900, he was united in marriage to Catherine Winey. To this union were born 7 children; Maytie Dunken, Peabody; Huber, Dallas, Tex.; Pessie Aslin, Colorado Springs, Colo., Paul and Marion, Wichita; Chester (deceased 3 years ago); and Maybelle Richert, at present in Augusta, Ga. In 1911 he and his family moved to New Mexico, where they were pioneers on the mesa. They were the last of several Mennonite families there remaining true to their faith. In 1927 they moved back to Kansas and in 1939 moved to Peabody. He was in failing health for several years, but the last few months he failed rapidly. His death was caused by dropsy and heart trouble. He is survived by his wife and 6 children, 3 sons-in-law, 3 daughters-in-law, 8 grandchildren, one brother (E.E. Good, Sheridan, Oreg.), and one sister (Mrs. S. G. Winey, Goshen, Ind.). Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives. He left a testimony to relatives and friends that all was settled and he was ready to go. When in distress a few hours before he departed, his faithful wife asked him if he wanted Jesus to come for him and he assented that he did. He said the past is all under the blood and he loved everybody. He was resigned to the Lord's will. A short service was conducted at the home in Peabody by - Duffey and at the Catlin Church by Bros. Earl Buckwalter and M. A. Yoder. Text, Jno. 14:1. Burial was made in the Peabody Cemetery.
Good. - Emma Good, daughter of Jacob Shank and Sarah Myers, was born April 4, 1871 in Putnam Co., Ohio; departed this life July 20, 1944, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Jess Good, of near Lima, Ohio; aged 73 y. 3 m. 16 d. She confessed faith in Christ and accepted Him as her personal Saviour in early life, in which faith she lived and died. She became a member of Mt. Blanchard congregation. On Oct. 6, 1894, she was united in marriage to Emanuel Good of Concord, Tenn. They lived at this place until the fall of 1904, when they moved to Putnam Co., Ohio, where they lived to within less than 3 weeks before her departure. To this union were born 5 children: Sarah, with whom she spent her last days; Leah, who died at the age of 18; Noah and Aaron of near Elida; and John F. of Detroit, Mich. Those mourning her departure are her devoted husband and children, 22 grandchildren (one of them overseas), 4 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Sister Emma suffered greatly for 4 years, especially the last few months, often calling on the Lord. Among her last words were these: "Come Jesus; take me to green pastures." She fell asleep peacefully in Him. Funeral services at the home were conducted by Bro. G. H. Brunk, and at the church by Bro. Maurice O'Connell, assisted by Bro. E. E. Zuercher. Text, Ps. 23.
Hunsberger. - Leah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hunsberger, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., April 9, 1867. She was one of the large group who accepted Christ during the revival under J. S. Coffman about forty years ago, and was a faithful member of Shantz Mennonite Church ever since. She was never married but was always a faithful stand-by in the home. She peacefully passed on to her reward on July 19, 1944, at her home in Baden; aged 77 y. 3 m. 10 d. She leaves to mourn her passing one sister (Hannah) and a niece (Selena), of Baden, another niece (Mrs. Wilfrid Wick), of Listowel, Ont., and one nephew (Edward Hunsberger), now in Italy. Services were conducted at the home and at Shantz Church July 22 by Bro. L. H. Witmer and M. H. Roth. Burial was made in Shantz Cemetery.
Kauffman. - Glenna Ann, daughter of Charles and Wilma Kauffman, was born Jan. 13, 1933, at Kneeland, Mich.; passed away at the Alpena General Hospital, Alpena, Mich., July 16, 1944; aged 11 y. 6 m. 3 d. She leaves to mourn her passing, her father and mother, 6 brothers and 2 sisters (Boyd, somewhere in France; Fred, of the United States Navy; Robert, Center Line Mich.; Mrs. Jay Roe, Fairview, Mich.; Richard, Edward, Vada, and Eugene at home), one grandmother (Mrs. Harry Harr, Lowell, Mich.), aunts and uncles, and many friends whom she enjoyed during her 5 years of illness. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. F. F. Bontrager. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Jutzi. - Elizabeth Jantzi was born March 2, 1863; died May 2, 1944, near Petersburg, Ont.; aged 81 y. 2 m. On Jan. 8, 1884, she was united in marriage to John B. Jutzi, who died in August 1939. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in early youth and remained a faithful member until death. She is survived by 5 daughters (Katharine, Mrs. Louis Gingerich, Petersburg; Elisabeth, Mrs. Peter Nafziger, Baden, Ont.; Nancy, at home; Veronica, Mrs. Daniel Roth, Preston, Ont.; Magdalena, Mrs. Noah Jantzi, Petersburg, 3 sons (Simeon and John, Kitchener, Ont.; Rudy, Milverton, Ont.), one brother (Moses Jantzi, Fergus, Ont.), 34 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Eleven brothers, 3 sisters, 3 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren predeceased her. Funeral services were held May 5, 1944, at the home by Bro. Benjamin Gingerich, and at the Steinman Church by Bros. Moses Jantzi and Manasseh Hallman. Text, John 17:24. Interment was made in the Steinman Cemetery.
Kempf. - Marie Mae, daughter of Glen and Mae Alliman Kempf, was born Feb. 19, 1932, at Wayland, Ia.; died at the Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Ia., June 30, 1944; aged 12 y. 4 m. 11 d. She leaves to mourn her father, mother, one sister (Doris), one brother (Glen, Jr.) one great-grandmother, 2 grandmothers, and one grandfather. One infant brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Lutheran Bible Class. She took seriously ill Thursday night and passed away Friday morning. Marie, Doris, and a girl friend prepared a lunch together, and it is thought probably food poisoning caused her death. She won many friends and had a smile for everyone she met. She was exceptionally well liked by her teachers, schoolmates, and classmates. She was very close to her sister and brother, who always depended on her for help and guidance.
Martin. - Ben E., son of Chris and Phoebe (Naffzinger) Martin, was born March 7, 1879, at Garden City, Mo., passed away at Trinity Hospital, Minot, N. D., July 13, 1944; aged 65 y. 4 m. 6 d. Death was caused by complications which resulted from a major operation for thrombosis of the small intestines on June 13. By his request, on the evening of July 1, he was anointed with oil, at which time two bishops and a minister were present, and until his death was conscious and manifested a willingness to submit to God's plan. When a young man, he accepted Christ as his Saviour and joined the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, later transferring his membership to the Fairview Mennonite Church, near Surrey N.D., where he remained faithful until death. He was united in marriage to Ida Pearl Kauffman on Oct. 13, 1901, at Garden City, Mo. Until 1916 they farmed in this community, then moved to Minot, where they lived on a farm until three years ago, at which time they retired from active farm life. In October, 1943, they moved to their Minot home, where the widow plans to remain. Two sons and a granddaughter preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons (Earl, Minot; Glenn, Goshen, Ind.), 4 daughters (Mary, Mrs. Ed Hartzler, Alpha, Minn.; Ruby, Elkhart, Ind.; Bertha, Mrs. Homer Gresser, Wooster, Ohio; Erma, Mrs. Lyle Yost, Hesston, Kans.), 12 grandchildren, one brother (Amos J. Martin, Manson, Ia., who visited the deceased just a week prior to his death), one sister (Nellie, Mrs. E. G. Kenagy, Garden City), and many other relatives and friends. All the children, and all the grandchildren except two, were present for the funeral services, which were conducted the afternoon of July 16, at the Fairview Mennonite Church by Bro. Eli G. Hochstetler, assisted by Bro. L. A. Kauffman, the local pastor, and Bro. Ray Harris, of the Church of the Brethern. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. Business friends in Minot and Surrey, and other friends have presented a substantial amount, given in memoriam, to be used in educating a South American native at Goshen College, where a son of the deceased (Glenn) attends. Upon completion of his course, this native is to return to Argentina to teach in the Bible School. The family wishes to thank these many friends for this gift, to be used in such a worthy cause.
Mellinger. - Ida Rohrer, youngest daughter of the late Christian and Maria Buckwalter Rohrer, passed away at her home in Soudersburg, Pa., July 5, 1944, after a seven-month illness, less than three months after Father passed away. She was born at Rohrer's Mill in Paradise Twp., Nov. 3, 1866. Had Father and Mother lived until Nov. 22, 1944, they would have enjoyed their fifty-seventh wedding anniversary. In their early married life they united with the Strasburg Mennonite Church, but during their declining years most often attended services at Paradise, one mile away. From the farm in Strasburg Twp., they moved to Soudersburg, where they spent the past 43 years. For about 24 years Mother was afflicted with angina pectoris. Early in June dropsy developed, and there were many complications. She was ever concerned about her family and friends , constantly inquiring for their welfare and health. Surviving are 3 children; Harris R., Lancaster; Mary E., at home; and Edith A., wife of Ralph R. Metzler, Manheim; also 2 granddaughters (Mrs. Russell Griffith, Christiana; and Janet E. Metzler, Manheim), and one great-granddaughter. Services were conducted July 9 at the home of Bro. Parke Book, and at the Paradise Mennonite Church by Bros. Christian Brubaker and Emory Hess. Texts, Ps. 23 and I Cor.15. Mother's favorite song, "No Night There," was read. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery, where Bishop Abram Martin had the committal service.
Miller. - Katie A., daughter of the late Joseph D. and Anna Conrad Miller, was born near Canton, Ohio, Nov. 1, 1882; died at her home near Canton, July 18, 1944; aged 61 y. 8 m. 17 d. In the year 1896 she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized , and united with the Beech Mennonite Church. She continued faithfully in this faith until the end. She was a lifelong resident in the vicinity of Canton. She was 25 years old when her mother passed away. She, being the oldest of the home then, became somewhat like a mother to the younger children. She took a great interest in her church and was a regular attendant at the Sunday services when health would permit. For many years she was not so strong in body. A number of times she was very sick, but the Lord spared her life. Her last sickness was of short duration, and on Tuesday morning she apparently had a heart attack and passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly. She is survived by 4 sisters (Mrs. Esther Graber, Mrs. Christian King, and Susan of Canton, and Mrs. Aaron Schmucker of Louisville, Ohio), one brother (John J. Miller of Canton), 8 nephews and 3 nieces, with many other relatives and friends. Her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. One brother (Joseph D.) preceded her only three months ago. Funeral services were held at the church with the Brethern O. N. Johns and J. A. Liechty in charge. Text, Ps. 73:26. Interment was made in the Westlawn Cemetery, Canton.
Shank. - Paul Raymond, oldest son of Paul and Dorothy (Bragg) Shank, was born April 15, 1931; died July 21, 1944; aged 13 y. 3 m. 6 d. On Sunday, July 16, he was thrown from a horse near Bolivar, Ohio. He received a severe head fracture and was taken to the hospital at Dover, Ohio, where he died. He is survived by his parents, 4 brothers (Stanley William, Jerry Lee, Dale Richard, and David Neil) and 2 sisters (Helen Louise and Georgia Ann), all at home, his maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather (Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Ryan of Winamac, Ind.), and his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Shank of Paris, Ohio). Short funeral services were held at the Funeral Parlors in Bolivar, conducted by the pastor of the Lutheran Church, where he attended Sunday school. The body was then taken to the cemetery of the Beech Mennonite Church, where interment was made. A short service was held at the cemetery before burial, conducted by Bro. O. N. Johns.
Smith. - Carolyn Ann, daughter of Roy H. and Dorothy Mae (Byer) Smith, was born June 3, 1944, at Orangeville, Ont., died at Orangeville Hospital on June 29, 1944, of spinalbifidi. We humbly submit to the Lord's will, knowing He doeth all things well. Because of her physical disability this little one could not long remain with us, but we have this confidence - We may go to be with her. She leaves to mourn her passing, her parents, maternal grandparents (Bro. and Sister Edwin A. Byer of Markham), paternal grandparents (Bro. and Sister Wm. I. Smith of Stouffville), and maternal great-grandparents (Bro. and Sister J. L. Byer of Markham). A short funeral service was held at the graveside, conducted by Bro. A. D. Grove. Text, II Sam.12:23. A trio sang: "Go to thy rest, fair child! Go to thy dreamless bed. While yet so gentle, undefiled, With blessings on thy head."
Schwartzendruber.-William Charles, son of Bro. and Sister Joe Swartzendruber, was born near Bay Port, Mich., Sept. 5, 1918; died of pneumonia at the Caro State Hospital, June 26, 1944;; aged 25 y. 9 m. 21 d. His mother preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his father and stepmother, 5 brothers (Walter, Owendale, Mich.; Omar, Pigeon, Mich.; Edward, Goshen, Ind.; Paul and Claude at home), and 2 sisters (Alma and Bessie at home). The departed one suffered much through life, being blind and subject to epileptic fits. The funeral was conducted by Bros. C. C. Culp of Brethren, Mich., and Sherman Maust.
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Benner.-Leah, daughter of Samuel M. and Elizabeth Ginrich Kauffman, was born near McAlisterville, Pa., Sept. 6, 1860; died after a short illness July 2, 1944; aged 83 y. 9 m. 26 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. On Feb. 8, 1898, she was united in marriage with Jacob W. Benner, who preceded her in death almost 28 years ago. To this union was born one son (Chester), who passed on when quite young. She leaves one brother (John S., of Harrisburg), 3 stepchildren, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Five sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Bro. and Sister Benner served as superintendent and matron of the Oreville Old People's Home about 35 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at Lauver's Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. W. W. Graybill and W. Banks Weaver. Text, Ps. 23:1 (chosen by the departed one). In her life and especially at the last she very keenly realized that the Lord was her shepherd. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Blanchard.-Leah Pauline, daughter of Eli and Emma Sommers Becher, was born near Maximo, Ohio, Jan. 12, 1908; died in the Alliance City Hospital July 26, 1944; aged 36 y. 6 m. 14 d. In 1921 she united with the Beech Mennonite Church in which fellowship she continued until the end. On Aug. 31, 1928, she was united in marriage to Harold Blanchard of Paris, Ohio. Five children were born to this union. One son (Elden Jay) preceded her in death in February 1935. Pauline was very devoted to her family. She had a number of trying experiences in life but remained cheerful and friendly nevertheless. On July 14 she underwent a serious operation, from which she seemed to be slowly recovering, but complications developed which caused her death. She leaves her husband, 2 sons (Dale LeRoy and Ralph Eugene), 2 daughters (Eileen Ruth and Marjorie Ann), her mother, 2 brothers (Harley, Lima, Ohio; Melvin, Alliance, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. O. N. Johns, assisted by Bro. John D. Miller. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Harnish.-John H., son of the late John B. and Kate (Hotterstein) Harnish, was born in West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 27, 1887; died May 22, 1944; aged 56 y. 8 m. 25 d. His death was the result of complications after several years' illness. He united with the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church at the age of 21 years and was a faithful member until death. He was of a quiet disposition and patient nature. Everything that was done for him in his recent illness was "all right." He realized that his departure was nearing and expressed himself as desiring to go and be with is Lord. He was the last of his family. His parents, 1 brother (who died in infancy), and 1 sister preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Bertha S. Kreider on Oct. 27, 1914. To this union were born 1 son (J. Norman, who died in infancy) and 2 daughters (Kathryn Elnora and Rhoda Marie). Funeral services were conducted May 25 at the home by Bro. Jacob L. Charles, and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Raymond Charles and Henry L. Lutz. Text Ps. 39:4, 5. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Horst.-Leah Rife was born March 21, 1848; departed to be with the Lord July 14, 1944; aged 96 y. 3 m. 23 d. Her husband was deacon of the Strasburg congregation, Franklin Co., Pa. Sister Horst resided with her daughter, Mrs. Anna Crider, near Chambersburg. She had often expressed a desire to depart and be with the Lord. She said she didn't want to live so long. She was in fair health until the last few years, when her body failed. Besides her daughter, she is survived by 2 sons (Samuel, Boyertown; Henry, Chambersburg), 17 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Her husband and 2 daughters preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Strasburg congregation for many years. Her long life may be attributed to the sterling qualities of her Christian character. Funeral services were conducted at the Herman Kraiss Funeral Home, Chambersburg, July 17, by Bros. Harvey E. Shank and Harry Witmer. Text, Job 5:26. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the Chambersburg Mennonite Church.
Howe.-Sara Ann (Slaymaker) Howe, daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Eckman Slaymaker, was born in Sailsbury Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., May 30, 1883; passed away July 6, 1944, at her late home near Gap, Pa.; aged 61 y. 1 m. 6 d. She was united in marriage to Harry H. Howe. This union was blessed with 19 children, 6 of whom preceded Mother to the Great Beyond. Mother was an invalid for nearly 16 years, but we never heard her complain, and many a word of good advice she gave us from her rocker where she always sat-and where now she will be greatly missed. She was a member of the Old Road Mennonite Church, but due to her illness was not able to attend services for quite a long time. She was always pleased when ministers and fellow members came to the home to have services for her. Her favorite hymn was "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." When we looked into her peaceful face for the last time we were made to realize how wonderful a friend He is, and that there is a place of rest for these weary bodies after our earthly work is finished. She is survived by her husband and these children: Earl, near Spring City, Pa.; Nathan, Gordonville, Pa.; Florence, Lancaster, Pa.; Esther, wife of Clair Harsh, East Earl, Pa.; Raymond, Honey Brook, Pa.; Norman, Downingtown, Pa.; Catherine, wife of Christian Zook, Gap, R. 1; Harold and Milton, U. S. Navy; Mildred, Gap; Verna, Lancaster; and Hazel and Thelma at home. Four brothers, one sister, and 15 grandchildren also survive. Short services were held at the home by Bro. Abram Martin, with further services at the Old Road Mennonite Church by Bro. Martin Hershey. Text, Rom. 8:18. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
McCutchan.-James Oscar McCutchan was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1858, the son of the late Springer McCutchan and his wife, the former Isabel Miller. The years 1875-78 he spent in Texas, after which he located in Elkhart County, Indiana. Most of his life he lived in Goshen or vicinity. On Sept. 14, 1880, he was married to Ellen C. Harden, the ceremony being preformed by Daniel Brenneman. To this union 6 children were born: John Wesley, Myrtle, Cora May, Elmer, August, and Esther. Only two of these, John Wesley and Cora May grew to maturity. John died Feb. 25, 1940, and Cora survives her father. His wife died April 4, 1927, after which his daughter faithfully cared for him. In November, 1937, C. Warren Long held the first series of meetings at the North Goshen Mennonite Church, at which time Bro. McCutchan and his daughter accepted Christ. He was then a man of 79. They were baptized and received into the fellowship of the church, and have remained faithful. He was not well the last few weeks of his life, but his mind was clear. He was ready to go to be with his Lord. On June 19, 1944 he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus; aged 85 y. 9 m. 29 d. Services were conducted at the home on June 22 by John C. Wenger and at the church by Paul Mininger. Burial was made in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Goshen. Besides his daughter he is survived by a sister ((Mrs. Cordelia Walters, South Bend), a grandson (Donald W. McCutchan, Elkhart), a great-granddaughter (Phyllis Ethel McCutchan, Elkhart), and other relatives and friends.
McKeena.-Charles Edward McKeena was born July 25, 1871, in Waukegan, Ill.; passed away in a Hutchinson, Kans. hospital after several years' illness, July 4, 1944; aged 72 y. 11 m. 9 d. On Oct. 24, 1893, he was united in marriage to Ruth Pippin. He leaves to mourn his departure his faithful wife, 6 daughters (Mrs. Sadie Strawn, Mrs. Ida Wilson, Mrs. Edith Durbin, Mrs. Gladys Stevens, and Mrs. Allie Woosley, all of Hutchinson, and Mrs. Anna Waldron, Los Angeles, Calif.), 4 sons (Charles, Hutchinson; Fines, Fargo, Okla., Lawrence, and Lloyd, in the U.S. Army), one brother (Robert, Fargo), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. One daughter preceded him in death. He was received into the church fellowship by baptism at the Mennonite Mission April 27, 1943, and was a faithful member to the end. We know that the Lord does all things well. Funeral services were conducted at the Johnson Funeral Home, in charge of Bro. H. A. Diener. Burial was made in the Fairlawn Cemetery.
Shenk.-Amos M., son of Bishop John M. and Fanny Good Shenk, was born near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1873; departed this life at the family home near Hammett, Ida., June 11, 1944; aged 70 y. 9 m. 8 d. He united with the Mennonite Church early in life, and was always greatly concerned for her welfare, praying much that she might be spiritual, pure, and loyal-a living witness to the world of the living Christ. He was united in marriage to Allie M. Hilty at West Liberty, Ohio. To this union were born 9 children. One son preceded him in death 10 years ago, at the age of 22 years. Surviving are his wife and the following children: David and Fanny at home; Mrs. Ruth Carrico, Coeur d'Alene, Ida.; Mark H., Homedale, Ida.; Samuel G., Eureka, Calif.; Timothy L. and Amos, Hammett; and Mrs. Esther Schiffler, Jerome, Ida. He also leaves 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers (Daniel F., Sheridan, Oreg.; Jacob B., La Junta, Colo.; Moses B., Hesston, Kans.; Reuben J., Lima, Ohio; Levi J., Denbigh, Va.; and John L., Philadelphia, Pa.) and one sister (Mrs. Asa Hertzler, Denbigh, Va.), besides many other relatives and friends. In July 1900, he was ordained to the ministry at Elida, Ohio, by his father, and sent to the little church at Osborne, Ohio, where he labored for three years. In 1903 he felt led to move west. The family located at Nampa, Ida., where they lived most of the time until twelve years ago, when they moved to Indian Cove, near Hammett. He was failing in health for a number of years, but always appreciated having brethren, sisters, friends come to sing, read the Bible, and pray with him. He always had a welcome smile for all. Funeral services were held in the Zacher-Bey Funeral Home in Glenns Ferry, in charge of Bro. D. A. Good, assisted by Bros. Paul W. Miller and E. S. Garber. Burial was made in the Glenns Ferry Cemetery.
Studer.-Samuel Studer was born in Berne, Switzerland, Aug. 14, 1864; died at the Burnham City Hospital, Champaign, Ill., June 11, 1944; aged 79 y. 9 m. 27 d. His health failed him about a year and half ago, and on Oct. 27, 1943, he entered the Burnham City Hospital where he was a patient until departure. At the age of 19 he emigrated to America, locating near Olney, Ill. Later he moved to Morton, and then to Fisher, where he lived the remainder of his life. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. In February 1889, he was united in marriage with Phoebe Heiser. To this union 3 children were born. His wife passed away May 16, 1908. On Sept. 9, 1909, he was married to Anna Sommer, who preceded him in death Nov. 7, 1943. He leaves the following children: Bert, Green Bay, Wisc.; Mrs. Mark Henson, Urbana, Ill.; Harve, Fisher, Ill.; and Gene Weerts, Chillicothe, Ill. Six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Chris, Roanoke, Ill.; Carl, Ashley, Mich.), and a host of other relatives and friends also survive. Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death.
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Conley.-John Martin Conley was born in Greene Co., Va., April 24, 1876; passed away March 31, 1944, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, following an illness of several months; aged 68 y. 11 m. 7 d. He was a son of the late John Wesley and Mildred Conley, and moved with his parents when a boy to the community where he spent most of his life. He was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church many years ago, being a member of the Gospel Hill congregation. He was an earnest worker in the Sunday school, being a teacher of the men's class for many years, also assistant superintendent. His place was seldom vacant until his health failed. He was also a faithful janitor of the church for many years. It made little difference how bad the weather was, Bro. Conley was there with the church open and a warm fire, even though he often walked a distance of three miles. He was faithful and steadfast to the end, and was a worthy example in his community and in the home. He is much missed, but we believe he was at peace and has entered into his rest. He was twice married, his first wife being Neal Lam. To this union 5 children were born, 3 of whom survive. He was later united in marriage with Nellie Sours, who survives. To this union 11 children were born, 10 of whom are living. Thirty-three grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive. Services were conducted by Bros. Leonard Jones and J. E. Suter, with interment in the Gospel Hill Cemetery.
Dodson.-Sara Catherine, daughter of Warren C. and Nannie Kauffman Dodson, was born Oct. 20, 1930; died at her home at Cross Keys, near Altoona, Pa., July 29, 1944; aged 13 y. 8 m. 29 d. As she and her brother and sister got off a bus in front of their home and were crossing the highway, she was struck by an automobile and killed instantly. She was received into membership in the First Mennonite Church, Altoona, by water baptism, March 22, 1942. Surviving are her parents, and the following brothers and sisters; David, Mrs. Grace Noll, Clarence, Mrs. Naomi Cashman, Mrs. Ruth Jackson, Cletus, Paul, Warren, Jr., Daniel, Mrs. Esther Wilt, Mrs. Mary Lee, Ella Mae, and John Mark. Funeral services were held Aug. 2, at the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church, Martinsburg, in charge of Bro. Joseph M. Nissley. Text, 1 Sam. 20:3. Interment was made in the Kauffman Cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcriber's note: Warren and Jr. are separated by a comma in the original. It probably should be Warren, Jr. since the father's name is Warren.
Duff.-Elsie Mae Duff, daughter of Martin V. and Esther Hathaway, was born at Lindon, Ill., April 24, 1868. She, with her parents, came to Marion Co., Mo., in her childhood. On July 11, 1886, in Marion Co., she was married to Joe Duff and lived in this county ever since. In her youth she became a member of the Christian Church. When the Mennonite ministers began holding services at Pearidge, she and her husband became members of the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful child of God and always attended services when health permitted. Her life was a fragrance of godliness to her family and neighbors. She was a real mother, not only to her own family, but to her nieces and nephews who were without a mother. She will be greatly missed by all. She was in poor health for several years. In September she took worse and since then was confined to her wheel chair. The middle of January she again became ill, and on May 18, 1944, peacefully slipped away to be with her Lord. Her death was caused by heart trouble and high blood pressure. During the last weeks of her life she suffered considerably at times. She bore her pains uncomplainingly and was very grateful for what was done, even though she was too weak to speak. The day before her passing she revived enough to tell her sister and niece who were caring for her, that all was well and she was ready to meet her Saviour. She leaves to mourn her departure her aged husband, 2 children (Mrs. Lottie Ellis, Davenport, Ia.; Virgil, Philadelphia, Mo.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Lilly Fenton and Mrs. Carrie Coleman, both of Philadelphia), 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded her to the glory world in their infancy. Funeral services were held at the Pearidge Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. Nelson E. Kauffman, assisted by Bro. Ira Buckwalter. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery south of Philadelphia, Mo.
Harshbarger.-Christian M. Harshbarger, son of the late Jonas and Pauline Yerger Harshbarger, of near Mattawana, Pa., died June 4, 1944, in the Lewistown Hospital; aged 67 y. 1 m. 7 d. He lives on the same farm all his life. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and served as trustee of the cemetery. He is survived by his wife (Sarah Yoder Harshbarger), 3 brothers (Moses and Harry Harshbarger, Mattawana; David Harshbarger, Mishawaka, Ind.), and one sister (Hattie Harshbarger, Mattawana). He is sadly missed in the home, in the church, and by a large circle of neighbors and friends. The funeral was held June 8, with services at the home conducted by Bro. Raymond Peachey, assisted by Bros. Perry Huffaker and Lawrence Ruble of the Church of the Brethren. Interment was made in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Harshbarger.-John Dean, infant son of John and Helen Settle Harshbarger, died July 19, 1944; aged 2 w. 4 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by 3 brothers and 4 sisters. The funeral was held at the home on July 20, conducted by Bro. Milo Yoder. Interment was made in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Hollinger.-Israel, eldest son of Samuel and Anna (Horst) Hollinger, was born near Center Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 8, 1853; departed this life June 26, 1944; aged 90 y. 7 m. 18 d. Death was due to age infirmities, after three weeks' illness. He was a faithful and devoted member of the Goodville Mennonite Church and Sunday School for many years, regularly attending and taking active part in the respective services as long as he was able. He loved to sing and also to read, especially the Bible and church history. He possessed a wonderful memory of incidents long ago. To relate these to his children and friends gave him much joy in his advanced age, as long as his mind and senses served. He was ever ready to give help in time of need, in church and in the community in which he lived most of his life. He conducted a drugstore in the village of Goodville 40 years, retiring about 2 years ago. His companion preceded him to glory 8 years ago, also 3 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild prior to this date. There remain his 6 children (Lydia Ann, wife of Mahlon Good, East Earl, Pa.; Susan Alice, wife of David Good, East Earl; George S., Talmage, Pa.; Samuel S., Manheim, Pa.; Mary, wife of Ivan G. Zimmerman, and Amanda S., both of Goodville, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (Samuel H. Hollinger, East Earl), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Gehman, Denver, Pa.; Mrs. Emma Martin, New Holland, Pa.). Funeral services were held June 29 at his late home and in Goodville Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Aaron H. Weaver, John W. Burkholder, and David N. Weaver. Text 11 Tim. 4:6-8. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.
Hoover.-Mervin Wayne, son of Martin and Mabel (Weber) Hoover, was born May 27, 1942, near Blue Ball, Pa.; died April 10, 1944; aged 1 y. 10 m. 13 d. He was taken away very suddenly. He accompanied his father to the mill and while there he accidentally fell into the mill race and drowned. He is survived by his parents, one sister (Mildred Elaine), his maternal grandparents (Henry and Annie Weber), the parental grandparents (Aaron and Mary Hoover), also the maternal great-grandparents (John and Elizabeth Weber. Funeral services were held April 13, at the home of his parents, in charge of Bro. David Weaver, and at the Weaverland Church, in charge of Bros. J. Paul Graybill and Aaron Weaver. Texts, Job 1:21 and 11 Kings 4:8-26. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
The Lord saw best to take our son,
While he was yet so pure and small;
Now up in Glory at Jesus' side,
Mervin waits in joy to meet us all.
Kauffman.-Harry G., son of the late Jared and Elizabeth Esh Kauffman, died at his home June 19, 1944; aged 79 y. He was a member of the Mattawana Mennonite Church, and always attended services whenever able to do so, being interested in the work of the church. He was trustee and managed the affairs of three cemeteries. His wife died several years ago. He is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters; Mrs. Noah Stayrook; Theodore, Ida, and David, Mattawana; Herman, McVeytown. Several grandchildren and 2 brothers (Albert, Mattawana; Charles of Colorado) also survive. He is sadly missed as a kind, loving father, grandfather, brother, and neighbor, as well as by a large circle of friends. His vacant seat in church is the third made vacant by death this year. The funeral was held on June 23, with prayer service in the home, conducted by Bro. Milo Yoder. The main services were held in the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, conducted by their ministers, Bros. Perry Huffaker and Lawrence Ruble. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.-Daniel R., son of Abraham and Anna (Rohrer) Miller, was born April 1, 1864, near Rohrertown, Pa.; died at the home of his son Harry near Maugansville, Md., after an illness of six weeks from hardening of the arteries; aged 80 y. 3 m. 19 d. He and his wife had made their home there since the year 1941. On Dec. 1, 1889, he was united in marriage to Anne Eby, who died May 12, 1912. This union was blessed with one daughter (Fannie, wife of Frank Showalter, Clear Spring, Md.) and 2 sons (Harry and Amos, both residing near Maugansville). They also made a home for an orphan child (Nina Turner, wife of Daniel Stotler). On Oct. 28, 1919, he was united in marriage to Emma Eshleman, who survives. He is also survived by13 grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Mary Weaver, Mrs. Reuben Hostetter, Mrs. Tillman Stauffer, Fannie and Emma Miller, all of Lancaster Co., Pa.; and Abraham, Rohrerstown. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth. He often regretted the mistakes made in his life, and thought he should have given more warning to others. Services were held on July 21, at the home by Bro. Stanley Martin (Text, 1 Thess. 4:18 and at the Reiff Church by Bishop Moses Horst. Text, Ps. 16:11.
Rowe.-Salome, daughter of Daniel M. and Theresa Miller was born Oct. 20, 1858, in Tuscarawas, Co., Ohio; departed this life Aug. 1, 1944 at the home of her son at Spartansburg, Pa.; aged 85 y. 9 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Emmanuel J. Rowe on March 20, 1881. To this union were born 4 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. She is survived by her husband, one daughter (Effie, wife of A. R. Horst, Akron, Ohio), one son (Alva M., Spartansburg, Pa.), one foster daughter (Mrs. Dale Martin, North Lima, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. Seth Gerber, Baltic, Ohio; Emma J. Miller, Sugarcreek, Ohio), 2 brothers (John F. Miller, Sugarcreek Ohio; George W. Miller, Smithville, Ohio), 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. She united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church in her youth, later transferring her membership to the Canton Mission, where she remained faithful to the end. While she had been in failing health for several years, the immediate cause of her death was complications, following a stroke. It was always an inspiration to visit in their home and enjoy the spiritual fellowship. Funeral services were conducted in the home of the daughter in Akron, and at the Canton Mission, in charge of Bros. Wm. G. Detweiler and J. J. Hostetler.
Shirk.-Charles David, infant son of Lester C. and Ruth (Sensenig) Shirk, was born July 28, 1944, near Annville, Pa. At birth he seemed strong and well, but died some hours later. Besides his parents, he leaves 2 brothers (Carl Luke and Glen Lamar), one sister (Anna Mae), his maternal grandfather (Henry Sensenig, near Annville), and his parental grandmother (Mrs. Ann Artz, Schaefferstown, Pa.). Even though he was in the home but a short time, we all learned to love him. But we know God's garden is not complete without tender buds; so we look for the time when we can meet him in our heavenly home. On July 30 Bro. Daniel Wert of the Gingerich Mennonite Church had charge of a short service at the Gingerich Cemetery, where he was laid to rest.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Anders.-Fannie (Fretz) Anders, daughter of the late Reuben and Mary Fretz, was born Dec. 8, 1871, in Lower Salford Township, Pa.; passed away May 27, 1944; aged 72 y. 5 m. 19 d. On Dec. 13, 1890, she was united in marriage to Jeremiah C. Anders. This union was blessed with 10 children. A few years after marriage she united with the Towamencin Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. Even though the last days of her life were spent in great pain and suffering, her testimony was that the Lord was with her. She is survived by her husband, 10 children (Arthur, Lansdale, Pa.; Leroy, Telford, Pa.; Mrs. Herbert Knechel, Telford, Pa.; Clayton, Chesapeake City. Md.; Reuben, Harleysville, Pa.; Norman, Telford, Pa., Alvin, Fricks, Pa.; Wilson, Hatfield, Pa.; Mrs. Vincent Moyer, Telford, Pa.; and Mrs. Raymond Stoneback, Bethlehem, Pa.), 41 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Hostetter.-David B. Hostetter, son of the late David and Salome Hostetter, was born Aug. 20, 1867; passed away July 8, 1944; aged 76 y. 10 m. 16 d. He united with the Mennonite Church when he was 21 years of age. On Nov.22, 1888, he was united in marriage to Mary Eby. To this union were born 8 children. Father's health was failing for several months, but death came suddenly after being a patient at the General Hospital for five days, where his suffering was intense. He is survived by his faithful wife, 5 sons (Ellis E., Lancaster, Pa.; Galen B., H. Jay, David M., and I. Eby, all of Gap., Pa.), and 3 daughters (Mary, wife of Irvin Denlinger; Emma, wife of Franklin Kreider, East Petersburg, Pa.; and Elizabeth, wife of Robert Neff). Funeral services were held from the home by Bro. George Graham and at the Kinzer Mennonite Church by Bros. Abram Martin and Amos Weaver. Interment was made in Hershey's Cemetery.
King.-Eldon Dean, son of D. D. and Sylvia King, was born in Kansas City, Kans., July 20, 1942; passed away at the University of Kansas Hospital, Aug. 3, 1944; aged 2 y. 14 d. On July 27 he was taken to the hospital for diagnosis. After four days he was released and taken home. On the evening of Aug. 3 he became seriously ill and was again taken to the hospital, where he passed away about four hours later. All that was humanly possible was done for him but to no avail. His stay on earth was brief, but long enough to endear himself to the family and friends and to bring much joy and sunshine into the home. His sweet smile and childish prattle will be sadly missed in the home. Our little bud, which the Father lent us, has been transplanted, to bloom in the heavenly garden, there to await our coming and to beckon us to come. May we, like David, say, "I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." Eldon leaves to mourn his early and sudden departure, father, mother, one brother (Chester, in C.P.S. Camp, Colorado Springs, Colo.), 2 sisters (Joyce and Carolyn Jean of the home), and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. R. P. Horst and Edward Yoder.
King.-Salome Ann, youngest daughter of Christian G. and Salome Zook Yoder, was born Nov. 8, 1865; passed away during the night and was found by her daughter on the morning of June 15, 1944, at their home in Belleville, Pa.; aged 87 y. 7 m. 7 d. Her death was attributed to heart disease. On Jan. 20, 1891, she was married to Levi L. King, who preceded her in death almost 21 years ago. She is survived by one son and 2 daughters: Cletus, Sara, and Phebe. Two sons and one daughter died in infancy. She was a faithful member of the Allensville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home of her brother-in-law, J. E. Hostetler, and at the Locust Grove Church, conducted by Bros. Aaron Mast, Raymond Peachey, and John Zook. Burial was made in the cemetery near the church.
Myers.-William Biggers Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Myers, was born at Perry, Mo., June 13, 1867, and died suddenly while attending church services. He was reared at Perry and spent 17 years at Louisiana, Mo., where he operated a grocery store. He came to Hannibal to make his home four and a half years ago. Surviving are his wife (Mrs. Lula Bell Myers), 4 children (Mrs. Verna Keithly, Hannibal; Mrs. Rita Richards. Buffalo, N.Y.; Susie, Hollywood, Calif.; Seibel, Chanute Field, Ill.), one sister (Lila, Hannibal), one brother (Mark, Perry), 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Hannibal Mennonite Mission, where Bro. Myers was a faithful member for several years. Bros. J. M. Kreider and Harry Buckwalter were in charge.
Sauder.-Alta Eileen, daughter of Bro. and Sister Aaron Sauder, St. Jacobs, Ont., was born in the village of St. Jacobs, Sept, 27, 1930; passed away in the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Aug. 3, 1944; aged 13 y. 10 m. 6 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, one sister Pearl, and one brother Elmer, as well as a large number of relatives and friends. Eileen was received into the Mennonite Church on Sept. 13, 1942. About three weeks before her death she developed nervous trouble which led to a sever case of St. Vitus's dance. She was in a great nervous frenzy until the doctors quieted her with sleep from which she never woke in this life. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church on Aug. 5 by Bro. Roy S. Koch, assisted by Bro. Noah Hunsberger. Interment was made in the Conestoga Cemetery at Three Bridges.
Stamm.-Adolph Stamm, son of Henry and Magdalena Stamm, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Oct, 13, 1881; departed this life at his home near Archbold, Ohio, July 27, 1944; aged 62 y. 9 m. 14 d. On July 28, 1908, he was united in marriage with Ida Short. To this union 9 children were born. He leaves to mourn his departure, his sorrowing companion, 3 sons and 5 daughters (Henry, West Unity, Ohio; Florence-Mrs. Raymond Grieser, Emma-Mrs. Eldon Roth, and Helen, all of Archbold; Frederick, Marlboro, N.J.; Katherine-Mrs. Harold Short, Sterling, Ohio; Franklin, at home; and Ruth-Mrs. Dale Zigler, Walla Walla, Wash.), 10 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends. One son (Elroy), 2 grandchildren, father, mother, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church. Later he transferred his membership to the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold, remaining a faithful member until death. He suffered from a complication of diseased for a number of years, and often expressed a desire to depart and be with his Lord. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, conducted by Bro. Jess J. Short, assisted by Bro. Walter Stuckey.
Stauffer.-Cora E. Stauffer, daughter of the late Hiram G. and Anna Mary (Sensing) Warfel, was born Nov. 6, 1894, in Conestoga Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed away in the Lancaster General Hospital, July 14, 1944; aged 49 y. 8 m. 8 d. Death was caused by a pulmonary embolism following a major operation 2 days before death. In early girlhood she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the River Corner Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. Her husband, Willis K. Stauffer, preceded her in death 12 years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 sons and 5 daughters (Mary, wife of Jacob G. Hess, New Danville, Pa.; Dorothy W., Anna W., Ethel W., H. Wilmer, J. Marvin, and Erma Mae, all at home), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Shertzer, Farmersville, Pa., and Anna, wife of Chester Neff, Millersville, Pa.), a step-mother (Mary Warfel, Lancaster), and 3 grandchildren. One daughter (Edna) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held from her late home near New Danville, July 17, in charge of Bro. Maris Hess, and at the River Corner Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. John K. Charles, assisted by Bros. Henry Nauman and James Hess. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.-Henry L. Yoder was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 19, 1878; died April 6, 1944, at his home in Allentown, Pa.; aged 65 y. 5 m. 18 d. Bro. Yoder apparently was in good health up to about ten days previous to his death when he contracted a cold and died very unexpectedly. He was a faithful member of the Swamp Mennonite Church, and always took part in the discussions of the great doctrines and manifold teachings of the Bible. He is missed in the home and in the church. He was married twice. Three children survive by his first wife: Nelson, Barto, Pa.; Henry G., Bally, Pa.; and Norman G., Quakertown, Pa. By his second marriage, which was to Susanna Gehman, 2 children survive: Edna, wife of John Burckardt, Allentown, Pa.; and Verna, wife of Adolph Pezolt. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 11, conducted by Bishop Stanley Beidler and ministers Phares Beer and Abram D. Yoder at the Swamp Church. Texts, Ps. 133:1; 1 Pet. 2:21. Interment was made in Swamp Cemetery.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana