Augsburger. - Magdalena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Good, was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., Aug. 16, 1867; passed away at the home of her son Elmer, Flanagan, Ill., after an illness of two weeks. On Dec. 16, 1888, she was united in marriage to Daniel J. Augsburger, who survives. They lived on a farm near Flanagan until 1921, when they retired and moved to Flanagan. They were the parents of 2 sons and 2 daughters: Elmer, of Flanagan; Arthur, Middlebury, Ind.; Mrs. Ida King, of Flanagan; and Mrs. Esther Crumrine, Morton, Ill. She also leaves 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Peter Good, Fisher, Ill.), and one sister (Mrs. Susan Resser, Eureka, Ill.). Four brothers (Chris, John, Joseph, and Jacob) preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since her youth and was a charter member of the Waldo Sewing Circle, always taking an active part. Her pleasant disposition and kind and loving ways endeared her to a large circle of friends. In her passing the family loses a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, one who considered no sacrifice too great for the welfare of her family. She will be greatly missed in the home, the church, and the community. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Mennonite Church in charge of J. D. Hartzler and A. H. Leaman.
Bare. - Lovina, daughter of John D. and Elizabeth (Strycker) Rohrer, was born in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., March 12, 1873; passed away July 2, 1945, after an illness of one year; aged 72 y. 3 m. 20 d. On Jan. 29, 1891, she was united in marriage to John H. Bare. To this union were born one son (Serenus) and one daughter (Nettie, who died at the age of nine months). She, with her husband, united with the Salem Mennonite Church on May 12, 1894, and remained faithful until the end. She rendered faithful Christian service in the church as well as in the home and filled her place well as a minister's wife. She was a kind and affectionate mother and greatly appreciated the kindness and care given her. Her constant desire was to be in the will of the Lord, whether it was in regaining of health or in going on to be with her Lord. Her husband, one brother, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Besides her son Serenus, who lives on the Bare homestead, she leaves 2 brothers (William Rohrer, Goshen, Ind.; and Alvin Rohrer, New Paris, Ind.), 3 sisters (Matrona - Mrs. George Conrad, Battle Creek, Mich.; Ella - Mrs. C. S. Yoder, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Eva - Mrs. John Kohli, Nappanee, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by home ministers and D. A. Yoder.
Bennett. - Thomas A., son of Theodore and Catherine Kidder Bennett, was born in Mason Co., Ill., Nov. 22, 1867; passed away at Peoria, Ill., July 14, 1945; aged 77 y. 7 m. 22d. On Dec. 24, 1889, he married Cora V. Foote in Bloomington, Ill. They lived in Mackinaw for a short time and then moved to Peoria, where they made their home for about thirty-five years. They later moved to Cloverdale, Ill., where he accepted Christ and united with the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church. His Christian experience meant much to him and he enjoyed church services, attending regularly as long as health permitted. During the past year his health failed and he was bedfast the past three months. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, 2 sons (Clarence and Thomas, Jr., of Peoria), 2 daughters (Ethel - Mrs. John Warner, Secor, Ill.; and Myrtle - Mrs. Harry Carroll, St. Louis, Mo.), 8 grandchildren, and one brother (Jesse Bennett, of Peoria). He was preceded in death by one son (Elias, who passed away Jan. 10, 1936), 2 brothers (William and James), and sister (Lottie). Two grandsons (Clifford and Richard Bennett) made their home with their grandparents. His passing is also mourned by many friends and acquaintances. Funeral services were held at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel in Peoria, July 17, in charge of Roy D. Roth. Text, Phil. 1:21. Burial was made in the Roberts Cemetery near Morton, Ill.
Brubaker. - Amelia H., daughter of the late Benjamin C. and Barbara H. Kauffman, was born in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 19, 1866; passed away July 4, 1945; aged 78 y. 9 m. 15 d. She was united in marriage to David E. Brubaker, who preceded her in death. For the last two years her health was failing, but she was bedfast only the last two weeks of her life. She suffered little pain and was patient during her illness. She was a faithful member of the Masonville Mennonite Church. Surviving are one son (Earl, with whom she made her home) and one sister (Mrs. George W. Mann, Kreadyville, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted at the home by John K. Charles (text, Ps. 23) and at the church by John K. Charles and Christian K. Lehman. Texts, II. Tim. 4:7; I. Sam 20:18. Burial was made in the Masonville Cemetery.
Crossgrove. - Charles Francis Crossgrove was born near Mifflinburg, Pa., Aug. 24, 1884; passed away June 7, 1945; aged 60 y. 9 m. 14 d. In 1906 he united with the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold, Ohio, of which church he was a member at the time of his death. At the age of fifteen he moved to Tiffin, Ohio, and three years later to Archbold, where he resided until death. On Jan. 8, 1906, he was united in marriage to Katie Short, who passed away Feb. 17, 1907, leaving one son Franklin, East Lansing, Mich. On Jan. 21, 1908, he was married to Mary Wyse, who passed away about twelve years later. To this union six children were born: Cora, Midland, Mich.; Henry, Sarasota, Fla., Mary, Walter, and Laura, all of Archbold; and Ralph, Long Beach, Calif. On Nov. 30, 1920, he was married to Barbara Roth. This union was blessed with one son Chauncey, who is serving in C.P.S. at Warrensville, Ohio. On April 27, 1933, he suffered a paralytic stroke and gradually grew worse until the day of his death. He spent the last six years in a wheel chair, almost a total invalid. He suffered long and patiently, and was tenderly cared for by his wife and family. There remain to mourn his departure, his wife, 8 children, 15 grandchildren, one sister, and 2 brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, 8 brothers and sisters, and 2 wives. Funeral services were held at the Central Church in charge of Jesse Short and P. L. Frey.
Groff. - Anna, daughter of the late Elam and Barbara Brackbill, was born April 10, 1879; passed to her reward May 25, 1945; aged 66 y. 1 m. 15 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained faithful until death. On Dec. 4, 1901, she was united in marriage to John H. Groff. Although not physically strong for several years, and not able to do the many things she desired, yet she had a keen interest in the home and family. She had a ready smile and a cheerful greeting for all. Surviving are her sorrowing husband, 9 children (Barbara - Mrs. Warren Graham, Gap, Pa.; Clarence and Roy M., both of Kinzers, Pa.; Anna - Mrs. Norman Hess, Elva - Mrs. Lester Lehman, and Esther - Mrs. Earl Groff, all of Lancaster, Pa; Elsie - Mrs. Earl Martin, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Miriam - Mrs. Samuel Gehman, Elverson, Pa.; and Mary Elizabeth, at home), 23 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Christian, Gordonville, Pa.; and Harry, Kinzers, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Eshleman, Vintage, Pa.; and Mrs. Isaac Buckwalter, Kinzers, Pa.). One son (John, Jr.) preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1938. Funeral services were held May 29, at the home and the Kinzer Church, in charge of George Graham and Amos Weaver. Text, Mark 14:8. Interment was made in the Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.
Hertzler. - Israel Z. Hertzler, Belleville, Pa., son of Jacob C. and Sarah Renno Hertzler, was born at Walnut, Juniata Co., Pa., April 21, 1875; died at the Osteopathic Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., of a heart condition, April 13, 1945; aged 69 y. 11 m. 22 d. On Jan. 25, 1898, he was united in marriage to Mary Emma Yoder. To this union three children were born: Mrs. E. C. Grassmyer, Belleville, Pa.; Mrs. J. W. Swope, Harrisburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Ross L. Gerber, Sugarcreek, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, 3 children, and 5 grandchildren. An only brother (David R.) and one grandchild preceded him in death. Much of his life was spent in the manufacturing business; however, his business affairs were not allowed to interfere with the expressions of his deep religious nature. One avenue through which his religious nature found expression during the last few years of his strenuous life was in the distribution of Bibles and other religious literature. Funeral services were conducted in the home by B. S. Graybill and E. D. Hess, assisted by Lawrence Ruble of the Church of the Brethren.
Kauffman. - Ella Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Steele, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 15, 1890; died at her home near Millersburg, Ind., June 24, 1945; aged 54 y. 9 m. 9 d. Her death was caused by cancer. In 1916 she was married to Ora M. Kauffman, who survives. In 1907 she united with the Brethren Church, but recently transferred her membership to the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. In addition to her husband she leaves one son (Elwood Richard, at home), one grandchild, one sister (Mrs. Leonard Kauffman), and 2 brothers (Reuben and Clem). Funeral services were held at the Clinton Brick Church, in charge of Oscar Hostetler and Samuel S. Miller. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Layman. - Louisa, daughter of Eli T. and Anna Hunt, was born in Jasper Twp., Midland Co., Mich., July 24, 1878; passed away June 27, 1945; aged 66 y. 11 m. 3 d. On Dec. 25, 1894, she was united in marriage to Manley E. Layman. To this union twelve children were born. She leaves her husband, 5 sons, 4 daughters, 31 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother. One son and 2 daughters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held June 30 at the Fairview Church, in charge of Menno Esch. Text, John 5:28, 29.
Longenecker. - Lavina R., daughter of the late Joseph and Lavina (Royer) Bender, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 14, 1868; departed this life at her home in Landisville, Pa., May 24, 1945; aged 76 y. 10 m. 10 d. On Nov. 1, 1888 she was united in marriage to Christian G. Longenecker, who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1924. In early married life she, with her companion, accepted Christ as Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She suffered much during her life and the last three years were spent in her room, either in bed or on her chair. The last year she could not talk, though she tried hard to make us understand what she wanted to tell us. She recognized us almost to the last. Surviving are 10 children (Dora B. - Mrs. Henry S. Ebersole, Lancaster, Pa.; Anna, who lived at home and cared for her mother; Phares B. and Ada B. - Mrs. Walter D. Keener, both of Elizabethtown, Pa.; Elam B., Manheim, Pa.; Mary B. - Mrs. Norman Miller, Florin, Pa.; J. Bender, Granite City, Ill.; Amos B., Elizabethtown, Pa.; Earl B., Salunga, Pa.; and Rosa Meriam - Mrs. Herbert Lesher, Sherrill, N.Y.), 44 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Joseph R. Bender, Salunga, Pa.). One son (Henry) died in infancy. Funeral services were held from the late home and the Landisville Mennonite Church, May 27, in charge of Hiram Kauffman, Christian Frank, and Henry Lutz. Text, Job 14:14; 23:10. Interment was made in the Salunga Cemetery.
Martin. - Henry S., son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Sauder) Martin, was born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 26, 1876; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home near Ephrata, Pa., May 11, 1945; aged 68 y. 8 m. 15 d. On Dec. 17, 1899, he was united in marriage to Mattie R. Snader. Surviving are his companion, 6 sons and 6 daughters (Carrie at home; Anna - Mrs. Luke S. Weaver; Lizzie - Mrs. Daniel H. Weaver; Samuel, at home; Henry and Aaron, Ephrata, Pa.; Leah - Mrs. Reuben F. Hurst; Walter, New Holland, Pa.; Lydia, at home; Charles, C.P.S. Camp, Powellsville, Md.; Edith -Mrs. Harvey Gingrich; and Earl, also of Powellsville, Md.), 34 grandchildren, 2 brothers (George and John Martin, Terre Hill, Pa., and 3 sisters (Mrs. Annie Horning, Goodville, Pa.; Mrs. Mattie Martin and Mrs. Lydia Martin, both of Weaverland, Pa.). Two daughters preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. He was in his usual health and worked all day, but when he retired, instead of natural sleep, he fell asleep in Jesus. His pleasant smile and quiet disposition are sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Mahlon Witmer and at the Weaverland Church by J. Paul Graybill and David Weaver. Text, Heb. 4:9. Interment was made in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Schrag. - Magdalena, daughter of Christian and Louise Yancey Martin, was born in Croghan, N.Y., Feb. 10, 1873; died at her home, Lowville, N.Y., June 21, 1945, following a long illness, though seriously ill only four days; aged 72 y. 4 m. 11 d. In early youth she united with the Amish Church and was a faithful member until death. On Jan. 31, 1897, she was united in marriage to Jacob Schrag, a native of Baden, Ont. Surviving are her husband, 4 daughters (Mrs. Samanda M. Lyndaker, of Lowville; Louise - Mrs. William Litwiller, Denmark, N.Y.; Kate - Mrs. Joseph Roggie, of Croghan; and Ruth - Mrs. Alvin Bellar, Carthage, N.Y.), one son (Levi at home), 9 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Mathys, Castorland, N.Y.; Mrs. Menno Zehr and Mrs. Julius Farney, of Croghan; and Mrs. Noah Yousey, of Lowville), and 3 brothers (Peter, of Croghan; and Andrew and Michael, of Castorland). Funeral services were held June 25, at the home by Allen Gingerich and at the Croghan Amish Church by C. M. Nafziger and Lloyd Boshart. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Showalter. - Jay S., son of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Showalter, was born at Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 12, 1925; lost his life in the Philippine campaign April 15, 1945; aged 19 y. 4 m. 3 d. He accepted Christ in his youth and united with the Clinton Brick Church. Surviving are his parents, 4 brothers (Stahley, Shipshewana, Ind.; Gerald, Glenn, and Dale, all of Goshen, Ind.), and 3 sisters (Vesta, Charlene, and Esther, all of Goshen). A memorial service was held at the Clinton Brick Church on June 10, in charge of Samuel S. Miller, the home pastor.
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Freed. - Elizabeth Freed was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Feb. 6, 1881; passed away at her home in Corunna, Ind., from a complication of diseases; aged 64 y. She was in failing health for many years. On Aug. 19, 1899, she was united in marriage to Samuel Freed. Surviving are her husband, 5 daughters (Mrs. Howard Krum, Waterloo, Ind.; Mrs. Russel Hartman, Ashley, Ind.; Mrs. Leslie Leins, off Waterloo; Mrs. Herbert Manon, Auburn, Ind.; and Mrs. Clarence Schmuck, Kendallville, Ind.), 4 sons (Clarence, of Ashley; Elmer, of Corunna; Howard, of Kendallville; and Robert, of Corunna), 6 brothers (John Smith, Garrett, Ind.; Christ, Henry, Dan, Alvin, of Corunna; and Len, Helmer, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Tena Ritter, Hudson, Ind.; Mrs. Emma Freed, of Corunna; and Mrs. Glen Grate, of Kendallville), 21 grand-children, and one great-grandchild. One son (Donald) preceded his mother in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church which is now the Pleasant Chapel Church. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Brethren Church near Corunna, in charge of Silas Weldy.
Fretz. - Clara Ledora, daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Reesor) Hoover, was born near Stouffville, Ont., Oct. 27, 1874; died at her late home near Vineland, Ont., July 2, 1945; aged 70 y. 7 m. 6 d. She spent her early years in the parental home near Locust Hill, Ont., and later served as a tailoress in the business of her brother Anson (deceased) in Markham, Ont. On Feb. 14,1900, she was united in marriage to David G. Fretz of Markham, and moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake, returning to Markham two years later. In June, 1908, the family moved to Vineland and have since occupied their present home. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1942. Four children survive: Elgin, Kitchener, Ont.; Gordon, Lyall, and Margaret, of Vineland. In earlier life she was an active member of the Methodist Church of Locust Hill, and became a member of the Mennonite Church with her husband upon coming to Vineland. She continued her active interest and service in the cause of the Lord and will be greatly missed in the congregation and the community. Funeral services were held July 5, in the home and in the Moyer Mennonite Church, conducted by S. F. Coffman. Text, II Cor. 5:8 - "Present with the Lord." Interment was made in the Vineland Cemetery.
Neff. - Stillborn daughter of Clarence and Ellen (Rutt) Neff, Ronks, Pa., was born at the Lancaster General Hospital, July 11, 1945. Just why we had to give up our first-born is hard to understand, but we humbly submit to the will of our loving Father, who doeth all things well. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Neuhauser. - Kenneth Allen, son of John and Laura (Slagel) Neuhauser, was born at Flanagan, Ill., Sept. 13, 1909; passed away at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., June 19, 1945; aged 35 y. 9 m. 6 d. He had been ailing for a number of years due to a diabetic condition. Six months ago he took more seriously ill, at which time he lost his eyesight. He was bedfast for four months due to complications. When he was four years old the family moved to Manson, Iowa, where they resided for five years. The next six years of his life were spent in Imlay City and Pompeii, Mich., after which he lived in and around Flanagan. In young manhood he confessed Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Waldo Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his mother, who passed away in 1923. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Royal Oak, Mich., 5 sisters (Lucille Yordy, of Flanagan; Mildred Beesen, Bloomington, Ill.; Lavern Johnson, Malden, Ill.; Helen Kennel, Eureka, Ill.; and Dorothy, Royal Oak, Mich.), one brother (J. Milton, Hawaii), an aged grandfather (D. W. Slagel, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Mennonite Church in charge of J. D. Hartzler.
Rosenberger. - Laura, wife of Isaac G. Rosenberger, Silverdale, Pa., peacefully fell asleep, June 15, 1945, at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., where she had been admitted eleven days earlier; aged 60 y. 8m. 27 d. Her life was one of much suffering caused by various complications, but she was able to move around the family circle most of the time. We saw her fast declining and knew we could not have her with us long, yet the parting is hard. We humbly say, "Thy will be done." Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons (Alvin K., Chalfont, Pa.; Stanley and LeRoy, twins, Silverdale, Pa.), one daughter (Marian - Mrs. Roy G. Wenger, Fentress, Va.), her mother (Anna Geil Keller, Chalfont, Pa.), 2 brothers (Howard and Walter), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One daughter (Esther) preceded her in death at the age of thirteen years. Funeral services were held June 20, from her late residence and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, in charge of Melvin Bishop, Wilson Moyer, and Joseph Gross. Text, John 14: 1,2.
Showalter. - Isaac Menno, son of the late Jacob W. and Margaret Heatwole Showalter, was born near Broadway, Va., Jan. 27, 1880; passed away at his home near Harrisonburg, Va., June 9, 1945; aged 65 y. 4 m. 12 d. He was afflicted for a number of years. On Nov. 1, 916, he was married to Cornelia M. Wenger. Surviving are his widow, 5 children (Charles Henry, Harrisonburg, Va.; James Heatwole, Norristown, Pa.; Ruby Ella, Anna Lee, and Janet, at home), 2 grandsons, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers. When a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and during his last illness expressed his readiness and desire to go. Funeral services were conducted at Weaver's Church by S. H. Rhodes, E. J. Suter, and B. S. Landes.
Swartzentruber. - Lewis J., son of Jacob and Elizabeth Swartzentruber, was born near Grantsville, Md., March 18, 1871; passed away at his home near Goshen, Ind., June 27, 1945; aged 74 y. 3 m. 9 d. Three days before his death he suffered a stroke of paralysis. At the age of sixteen he was received into church fellowship. On Oct. 16, 1892, he was married to Elizabeth E. Yoder, who preceded him in death April 13, 1925. Ten children were born to this union, three of whom preceded him in death - two in infancy and a son (Christ) on Aug. 4, 1933. On Jan. 26, 1926, he was united in marriage to Naomi Miller Beachy, of Goshen, Ind. To this union two children were born. Surviving are 7 sons and 2 daughters (Eli, Milton, Laban, and Sadie Sturpe, all of Greenwood, Del.; Daniel, Oakland, Md.; Noah, Turner, Mich.; Ernest, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Simon and Esther with their half sister, Mary Beachy, at their home near Goshen, Ind.), 32 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (D. J., Oakland, Md.; and Noah, Montgomery, Ind.), one sister (Sadie Yoder, Stuarts Draft, Va.), and one half sister (Annie Yoder, Arthur, Ill.). Funeral services were conducted July 1, all of the family being present.
Troyer. - Joseph D., son of David and Katherine (Sommers) Troyer, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, June 14, 1883; passed away July 13, 1945; aged 62 y. 29 d. At the age of eighteen he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member until death. On June 27, 1908, he was united in marriage to Cora Belle Zuercher. Four sons and two daughters were born to this union: Mrs. Donald Finzer, New Philadelphia, Ohio; John, Armington, Ill.; Mrs. Lloyd Shoup, Beach City, Ohio; Freeman and Clarence, Millersburg, Ohio; and Ohlen, in Germany. Surviving are his sorrowing widow, 6 children, 13 grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Abe Mast, of Millersburg; Mrs. Malinda Gerber, of Walnut Creek; Levi, Orrville, Ohio; Jonathan, of Walnut Creek; also these half brothers and sisters: Mrs. Harvey Mullet, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Carrie, Wooster, Ohio; Clarence, Baltic, Ohio; and Earl, of Walnut Creek. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, stepmother, one grandson, and the following brothers and sisters: Mose, Abraham, Martha, Jemima, and Mary Ann. He will be definitely missed by his family and his many friends. We humbly submit to God who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held July 16 at the Walnut Creek Church, in charge of Paul R. Miller, A. W. Miller, and Venus Hershberger. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Troyer. - Samuel L., son of Levi and Savilla Troyer, was born near Middlebury, Ind., Oct. 1, 1891; died at the Mercy Hospital, Grayling, Mich., July 8, 1945; aged 53 y. 9 m. 7 d. On Dec. 7, 1911, he was united in marriage to Katie Gascho. He is survived by his wife, 5 children (Anna - Mrs. Harold Sharp, Era, Levi, Wilma, and Savilla), 4 grandchildren, his parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters (John, Levi, and Barbara - Mrs. Jacob Miller, of Mio, Mich.; and Katie Ann - Mrs. Aden Kauffman and Suzanne - Mrs. Wilbur Yoder, of Middlebury, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ and united with the Amish Church when a young man, later transferring his membership to the Fairview Mennonite Church, where he remained a faithful member and an active worker until death. He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church July 10, in charge of the home ministers. Text, I John 3:2.
Wanner. - Peter, son of Adolph and Caroline (Schmidgall) Wanner, was born near Morton, Ill., Aug. 8, 1887; passed away at his home in Morton, July 13, 1945; aged 47 y. 11 m. 7 d. It was two weeks less than three years since he took seriously ill and during that time he suffered patiently as a good soldier of the cross. In 1924 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church. He was a faithful member of the Morton Mennonite Church to the time of his death. On April 22, 1925, he was united in marriage to Lydia Pfister, who survives him. He leaves 2 brothers (William and Edward ) and one sister (Lydia Huettee), all of Morton. He was preceded in death by his mother, one brother (Samuel), and 3 sisters (Martha, Mary, and one sister who died in infancy). By his happy nature, his kindness and good will he made many friends. Funeral services were held at the Morton Church in charge of Leland A. Bachman, assisted by Harold Oyer, Roy Roth, and J. W. Davis. Interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery, north of Tremont, Ill.
White. - William Stauffer, son of Israel and Martha Stauffer White, was born in Baughman Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Aug. 15, 1868; departed this life at his late home in Medina Co., Ohio, June 15, 1945; aged 76 y. 10 m. Death came as a result of a lingering illness of more than six months' duration. On Feb. 17, 1902, he was united in marriage to Nettie Irene Martin. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Ralph and Floyd, Dalton, Ohio), one daughter (Mrs. Mary Burgman, Massillon, Ohio), 4 grandchildren, and one brother (Albert, of Dalton). His father, mother, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Brief funeral services were conducted at the Waite Funeral Home in Medina by Martha Erskine, pastor of the Chippewa Lake U. B. Church, of which he was a member, after which the body was taken to the Pleasant View Church, Stark Co., Ohio, where further services were conducted by I. J. Buchwalter, Moses G. Horst, and Alva Wengerd. Burial was made in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Wyse. - Sarah S., daughter of Christ F. and Sarah Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 20, 1893; died at her home in Archbold, May 27, 1945; aged 52 y. 2 m. 7 d. On April 29, 1914, she was united in marriage to Harry Wyse. This union was blessed with three daughters and one son: Berneda - Mrs. Dale Nofziger and Pauline - Mrs. Paul Short, both of Archbold; Helen, who preceded her in death Oct. 19, 1944; and Ronald, in the U. S. Merchant Marines. She leaves to mourn her departure her loving companion, 2 daughters, one son, 5 grandchildren, her aged father, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. One daughter, her mother, and one sister (Bessie) preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Lockport Mennonite Church, continuing in the faith until death. On Dec. 27, 1943, she underwent an operation which revealed cancer. She never fully recovered from the operation, and the last two months was bedfast, suffering much but bearing it patiently. She was a loving mother and prayed much for her family. She will be missed, but we rejoice to know that our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the Central Church in charge of Jesse Short and Walter Stuckey.
Yoder. - Florence A., daughter of the late Daniel S. and Polly (Hershberger) Yoder, was born July 21, 1892; died at the Windber Hospital, near Johnstown, Pa., March 12, 1945; aged 52 y. 7 m. 21 d. She is survived by one sister (Myra V. - Mrs. Walter Mishler, Hollsopple, Pa.) and 2 brothers (Newton, Scalp Level, Pa; and Norman, Windber, Pa.). One sister and 2 brothers preceded her in death: Lizzie A., Ralph C., and Oscar D. She was a member of the Weaver Mennonite Church from early childhood until 1927, when she moved to the community of the Stahl congregation, of which she was a member until the time of her death. She helped with the work of the church in the capacity of a Sunday-school teacher and in other ways and was very faithful to the doctrines and practices of the church. Her quiet life was a strong testimony in the community and church. Although physically handicapped for the greater part of her life, she was not known to complain, but cheerfully went about her duties. Funeral services were held March 15, at the home and at the Stahl Church, in charge of Sanford G. Shetler, assisted by Hiram Wingard. Interment was made in the Richland Cemetery adjoining the Weaver Church.
Yoder. - Rhoda A., daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Kauffman, was born at Reedsville, Pa., March 16, 1874; died at her home in Wolford, N. Dak., July 7, 1945, of coronary heart disease; aged 71 y. 3 m. 21 d. On Jan. 19, 1893, she was married to John H. Yoder, who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1907. To this union four children were born: Edna L. - Mrs. Eli G. Hochstetler, Mylo, N. Dak.; Thomas I., of Wolford; Fanny Mae - Mrs. Abe J. Stoll, Casselton, N. Dak.; and Aaron K., who preceded her in death June 1, 1928. In youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church. In 1924 she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member. She always attended church and Sunday school when health and circumstances permitted. In her teen age she moved with her parents to Bertrand, Nebr., where she lived until 1904, when she with her family moved to Wolford, in which community she lived the remainder of her life. Besides her three children, she leaves to mourn her departure, 3 brothers (Joe, Lebanon, Oreg.; John, Oroville, Calif; and Samuel, of Lebanon), 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted July 10, at the home of Thomas Yoder and at the Lakeview Church by John Stoll and Edward Hershberger. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Yoder. - Willis R., son of Elmer and Bertha Yoder, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1919; died Feb. 16, 1945; aged 26 y. 5 m. 5 d. When but a lad he gave his heart to the Lord Jesus and united with the South Union Mennonite Church. On Dec. 3, 1943, he entered military service, and left this country sometime in May, 1944, for overseas duty. He was first reported missing in action, and two weeks later came word that he was killed in action. He leaves to mourn his death, his mother, 2 sisters (Kathryn and Pauline), one brother (Winfred, now in Germany ), his fiancee (Mildred Kent, Bucyrus, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. His father preceded him in death almost ten years ago. Memorial services were held on July 8 at the South Union Church, in charge of Frank Byler, assisted by Marion King.
Zook. - Abraham P., son of the late Menno and Mattie Zook, died at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kanagy, Honey Brook, Pa., after an illness of six hours, July 15, 1945; aged 77 y. 1 m 15 d. He is survived by 4 children (Emma - Mrs. Simon Kanagy, of Honey Brook; Arie - Mrs. Amos Peachey, Elverson, Pa.; Joseph B., Belleville, Pa.; and Rebecca - Mrs. Moses Peachey, Allensville, Pa.), 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Savarey and Mrs. Lydia Yoder, Allensville, Pa.; Moses and Mrs. Lizzie Bawel, Belleville, Pa.; Israel, Intercourse, Pa.; and Jacob, Meyersdale, Pa.). His life companion passed away May 25, 1939, and a daughter (Sadie Mae) on May 1, 1920. He had his home with his son at Belleville, but went to Chester County for a visit during the summer months, intending to return home in October; but the Lord saw otherwise. Funeral services were held at the Conestoga Church, of which he was a member, in charge of John S. Mast, Ira Kurtz, and David Yoder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Romine. - Mary Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Romine, was born at Hanna, Mo., May 11, 1928; passed away July 13, 1945; aged 17 y. 2 m. 2 d. In 1938 she moved with her parents to Iowa City, Iowa, where she resided until death. She made a public confession of her faith and belief in God at Clinton, Iowa, in the fall of 1944. For the past two years she was in ill health, though never losing her cheerful and joyous attitude toward life. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers (Carl, Chicago, Ill.; and Donald, of Iowa City), one sister (Mrs. Ruth Davis, Clinton, Iowa), her maternal grandmother (Clara Barrett, of Iowa City ), and many other relatives. One brother (Billy) preceded her in death in 1936. Funeral services were held at the Iowa City Mennonite Mission, July 15, in charge of D. J. Fisher and Norman Hobbs. Text, John 14:2. The body was laid to rest in the Wellman Cemetery.
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Battler. - Elmer Battler, Kitchener, Ont., was born in Wilmot Twp., March 11, 1908; passed away suddenly as the result of an accident, July 13, 1945; aged 37 y. 4 m. 2 d. He is survived by his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Battler, of Kitchener), his wife (Ruby Viola Snider), one son (David), one daughter (Janice), 6 brothers (Ewart and Ross, of Kitchener; Manson, of Quebec; Lloyd and Ivan, overseas; and Reginald, at home), and 2 sisters (Ethel, of London; and Bertha - Mrs. Leo Scherrer, of Sunnyside). He was known for his quiet demeanor, his kindliness and good will. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, of which he was a member, in charge of the pastor, C. F. Derstine. Theme: "Preparation to Meet Our Maker."
Bixler. - Noah L., son of Bishop and Mary Mellinger Yoder Bixler, was born in Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., Ohio, Sept. 17, 1869; died at his home July 27, 1945; aged 75 y. 10 m. 10 d. Death came after a lingering illness due to a heart condition. He was the last of a family of sixteen children. On Dec. 27,1890, he was united in marriage to Hattie Forney, who survives. To this union two sons were born: Emanuel, who lives on the home farm; and Homer, who lives near by. Two grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. In 1893 he was received into the Mennonite Church by J. F. Funk, of Elkhart, Ind., and remained a faithful member to the time of his death. He never aspired to any position in the church but willingly accepted any responsibility to which he was called. He served as Sunday-school superintendent and teacher, as trustee for thirty-seven years, and as janitor for forty-nine years. In all of these capacities he served faithfully and efficiently. Funeral services were in charge of I. B. Witmer, assisted at the Midway Church by Paul Yoder, A. J. Steiner, and S. A. Yoder. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Boshart. - Omar D., son of Daniel and Catherine (Bender) Boshart, was born in Wayland, Iowa, Nov. 4, 1888; died July 31, 1945; aged 56 y. 8 m. 27 d. On Dec. 1, 1908, he was united in marriage to Lucy Slagel, who survives. This union was blessed with two children: Gerald D., overseas; and Blanche K. Wyse. He also leaves one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, 4 grandchildren, one brother (Elmer), one foster sister (Mary Hartzler), and many other relatives and friends. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. Everything possible was done for him to regain his health but to no avail. He bore his affliction patiently and was resigned to God's will, always cheerful, never complaining. Although there will be a great vacancy in our hearts and in our home, we know God makes no mistakes and what He does is well done. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church, Aug. 2, in charge of the home ministers.
Eshelman. - Catherine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Eshelman, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., June 17, 1872; died at the Mennonite Home, Maugansville, Md., where she had been an inmate many years, June 21, 1945; aged 73 y. 4 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Her only brother passed away some years ago. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, in charge of Daniel Kuhns and Harold Hunsecker. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Coberly. - Carrie (White) Coberly of near Job, W. Va., was born July 24, 1876; died June 28, 1945; aged 68 y. 11 m. 4 d. She is survived by her husband (Lloyd S. Coberly), one foster son (Nelson B. Long, Newark, Ohio), and 3 brothers (French H. and Page, of Job; and Caleb, Cass, W. Va.). She was preceded in death by one brother (Levi) and 3 sisters (Charlotte, Mary, and Amanda). She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at the Bethel Mennonite Church on June 30, in charge of R. W. Benner, assisted by M. J. Heatwole and Otis B. Snead. Interment was made in the community cemetery near her late home.
Calvert. - Donald Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Calvert, of Preston, Ont., was born in Kitchener, Ont., June 3, 1944; passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, July 20, 1945, as the result of an accident; aged 13 m. He is survived by his sorrowing parents, his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kennel and Mr. and Mrs. John Calvert), 2 brothers (James Edward and Albert John), and one sister (Alice Katharine). Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, with C. F. Derstine in charge. Theme: "He Set a Child in the Midst."
Horst. - Frank, son of David and Anna Hess Horst, was born near North Lawrence, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1867; passed away of cerebral hemorrhage, at the home of his son Elias, July 31, 1945; aged 77 y. 8 m. 27 d. On Nov. 8, 1894, he was united in marriage to Clara Wenger, who preceded him in death nearly thirty years ago. Three granddaughters also preceded him. Surviving are 6 children (Nola Rofeld, Orrville, Ohio; Earl, Dayton, Va.; Samuel, of North Lawrence; Della Sigler, Wooster, Ohio; Mary Zimmerman, of North Lawrence; and Elias, of the home) and 10 grandchildren. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. He was one of a family of six sons and one daughter. Only two brothers survive: David, Marshallville, Ohio; and Jacob, Dalton, Ohio. He spent his entire life in the community in which he was born. Funeral services were held Aug. 3, at the home and at the County Line Church, in charge of Benjamin Good and David Wenger. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Le Blanc. - Mrs. Henry E. Le Blanc was born Feb. 10, 1884; died July 28, 1945; aged 61 y. 5 m. 18 d. Her husband preceded her in death April 6, 1938. Surviving are the following children: Bertha - Mrs. I. G. St. Amant, Lester, Clarence, Nettie - Mrs. Henry J. Tregle, Jr., Rhea - Mrs. Lloyd Le June, Henry J., Daniel P., and Hazel - Mrs. Robert Bailey. She also leaves one brother (Albert Boudreaux) and one sister (Frozen Boudreaux). She was a charter member of the Allemands (La.) Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were in charge of John E. Wenger and Paul Hershey. The body was laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery.
Martin. - Anna, youngest daughter of Levi and Catharine (Good) Martin, was born near Clarence Center, N. Y., May 21, 1875; died in Buffalo, N. Y., July 22, 1945, as the result of a paralytic stroke which she suffered nearly a year before; aged 70 y. 2 m. 1 d. After the death of her parents she continued her residence on the home farm with three of her brothers, the younger of whom (Ulysses) passed away in 1942. The family consisted of nine children, three of whom remain: Milton, of Buffalo; Abram and Levi, at home. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters: Ulysses, Peter, Barton, Mary Croop, and Fannie Moyer. In her younger years she united with the Mennonite Church at Clarence Center and remained a faithful member. For nearly a year she suffered from her affliction but bore it in patience and with Christian cheerfulness and hope. Funeral services were held at the home on July 26, in charge of S. F. Coffman, Vineland, Ont., and Edward Diener of the home congregation. Text, Heb. 11:39, 40. Interment was made in the Clarence Center Cemetery.
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Baade. - Caroline (nee Broede) was born in Germany, Jan. 26, 1871; passed away July 20, 1945; aged 74 y. 5 m. 24 d. She was a good mother to all. Surviving are 3 daughters, 3 sons, 20 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by G. Irvin Lehman of Chicago Home Mission. Graveside services were held at the Mount Hope Cemetery.
Bucher. - Mabel S., daughter of Amanda (Stauffer) Rohrer and the late Jacob K. Rohrer, was born near Landisville, Pa., June 19, 1884; died July 23, 1945, at her home near Brunnerville, Pa.; aged 61 y. 1 m. 4 d. In 1906 she was united in marriage to Henry W. Bucher. Surviving are her husband, her aged mother, and one sister (Mary, Manheim, Pa.). One sister (Alice Bomberger) and one brother (Joseph) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church.
Mast. - Henry Adam, son of Abraham W. and Caroline Mast, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1878; died at Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1945; aged 66 y. 10 m. 9 d. He united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church in his youth. In December, 1900, he was united in marriage to Artie Miller, who survives. To this union four sons and one daughter were born: Firman, Abe, and Truman, Sugarcreek Ohio; Erma - Mrs. Titus Weaver, Canton, Ohio; and Wilbur, now located in Luxembourg. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Abe M., of Sugarcreek; Emery A. and William R., of Walnut Creek), 3 sisters (Mrs. H. W. Hostetler, Shanesville, Ohio; Mrs. Malva J. Miller and Mrs. Harvey Miller, of Walnut Creek), and many friends. His parents and one brother (Noah) preceded him in death. He was in failing health for about five years. As his condition was gradually growing worse, it was decided to try surgery. About three weeks ago he was admitted to a Columbus hospital. The operation seemed to be satisfactory but after several days he began to sink rapidly and the end came suddenly. He was a lover of music and in years gone by was active in its advancement. Those who knew him well cherish the thought that now he has joined the choir invisible to sing the song of triumph before his Maker. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Aug. 12, in charge of Paul R. Miller, assisted by William Stauffer. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Ressler. - Anna, daughter of John M. and Catharine Burckhart, was born in Wadsworth Twp., Medina Co., Ohio, March 30, 1899; departed this life at her home, following a week's illness of pneumonia, May 28, 1945; aged 46 y. 1 m. 28 d. On May 2 she was taken to the Wadsworth Hospital for an operation, where she remained over two weeks. On Nov. 16, 1922, she was united in marriage to Milo M. Ressler. To this union three children were born: Maynard, at home; Allen, C.P.S., Three Rivers, Calif.; and Kathryn, at home. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained a faithful member to the time of her death. She took an active interest in the welfare of the church and found great enjoyment in the years of her Christian service. Her mother preceded her in death June 30, 1938. Besides her sorrowing husband and three children, she is survived by her father, 3 brothers (Clayton, Orrville, Ohio; John, Allentown, Pa.; and Elias, of Orrville), and 2 sisters (Carrie - Mrs. Clayton Eberly, of Orrville; and Mary, who lives with her father). Her deep concern and love for her children will always be remembered. This mother love was even extended to many children of other families. Her helpful and sacrificing disposition will be sadly missed in the home, in the church, and by her large circle of friends. Funeral services were held June 1, at the home by Benjamin Good and Israel Snyder and at the Lower Mennonite Church by Carl Good, M. G. Horst, Daniel Witmer, and Abram Good. Text, Rev. 22:1-7; I Thess. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:12-20; Rev. 7:14-17.
Zook. - Vera Mae, daughter of M. Simon and Elsie Stoltzfus Zook, was born July 14, 1945, at the Lancaster, Pa., Hospital; died July 17; aged 3 d. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." One brother (Harold) and one sister (Joan) preceded her in death. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Gilbert and Alvin), one sister (Maryann), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John S. Stoltzfus, Monterey, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Zook, Honey Brook, Pa.,), and her great-grandmothers (Mrs. Samuel P. Smoker and Mrs. Lydia Zook). Services were held at the Conestoga Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana
Cressman. - Mary, widow of John C. Cressman, formerly of High River, Alta., was born Oct. 17, 1856; passed away at the home of her daughter, Kitchener, Ont.; aged 88 y. Surviving are one daughter (Ida - Mrs. Allan Chapman), 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Wellington and Frank Horlacher, Pigeon, Mich.), and one sister (Laura Horlacher, Long Beach, Calif.). One daughter (Nina - Mrs. J. A. Knoepfli) and one son (Ivan) preceded her in death. For more than a score of years she was a faithful member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Services were held at the church, in charge of C. F. Derstine and Merle Shantz. Theme: "What Lies Over the Hill?" Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Franck. - Emma K., daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna Kreider Stauffer, and widow of Henry H. Franck, was born in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., April 6, 1871; passed away April 26, 1945; aged 74 y. 20 d. Surviving are 2 children: Eleanora S. and Henry S. She was an invalid for many years and endured her suffering patiently, being ready when the Lord called her home. She was a member of the Hess Mennonite Church near Lititz, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz, on April 29, in charge of Ammon Horst and John Hess. Interment was made in the Hess Cemetery.
Haarer. - Elizabeth, daughter of Leonard and Katherine (Eash) Emmert, was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., Dec. 10, 1862; died in the LaGrange County Hospital, Aug. 8, 1945; aged 82 y. 7 m. 28 d. In her youth she moved to Curtis, Mich., where she was united in marriage to Charles Haarer. About five years later they moved to LaGrange Co., Ind., where she resided until death. To this union five sons and three daughters were born. Two sons and two daughters died in infancy. After her own children were grown she opened her home to four of her youngest sister's children and also to two other orphan girls. Her husband died Sept. 21, 1925, as the result of an automobile accident. Most of the twenty years of her widowed life she lived alone. Since her youth she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving are 3 sons (John, William, and Frank, Shipshewana, Ind.), one daughter (Mary Kauffman, Mishawaka, Ind.), 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one sister (Martha Brown, Sweet Home, Oreg.), and many other relatives and friends. She was a hard-working, self-sacrificing mother, not sparing herself for the welfare of her family. She was concerned about their spiritual welfare and placed before them religious literature and pictures. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite Church, near Shipshewana, in charge of O. S. Hostetler and Percy J. Miller.
Horst. - Melinda Catherine, daughter of David and Barbara Yoder Hostetler, was born near Wooster, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1864; passed away after a brief illness at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry Mumaw, July 29, 1945; aged 80 y. 8 m. 12 d. In 1894 she was united in marriage to Michael W. Horst, who preceded her in death June 20, 1941. To this union three children were born: Jay, Orrville, Ohio; Mrs. O. S. Spiker, Massillon, Ohio; and Ira D., who preceded her in death In March, 1940. She is also survived by one brother (L. F. Hostetler, Twin Falls, Idaho) one sister (Mrs. Harry Mumaw, of Wooster, with whom she made her home the past three years), 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. In early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was for many years a loyal, devoted member of the Martins Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, in charge of William Detweiler, assisted by J. S. Gerig, Rudy Stauffer, and Stanford Mumaw. Text, Prov. 10:7. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Horst. - Samuel H., son of Michael and Lydia Lehman Horst, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Oct. 27, 1884; passed away after an illness of about one week's duration, July 10, 1945; aged 60 y. 8 m. 23 d. On Nov. 30, 1907, he was received into the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. On Aug. 11, 1910, he was married to Martha Martin, who survives. They labored in the Chambersburg congregation until 1925, when they moved to their farm near Williamson. Since that time most of their labors for the Lord were with the Williamson congregation. He had a deep interest in the salvation of souls and the ability to make acquaintance with strangers and become their friend. This quality served him well in his spiritual work. Surviving are 2 sons and 6 daughters (Michael, Fanny - Mrs. Clyde Martin, Lydia - Mrs. Noah Wadel, Elizabeth, Martha, Lina, Mary, and Samuel., Jr.), 6 grandchildren, and one brother, (John L., Scottdale, Pa.). He expressed himself as being resigned to the Lord's will and desired to continue in the Lord's work if restored to health. He was conscious to the very last and knew death was near. Funeral services were held July 13, at the home by C. V. Martin and at the Chambersburg Church by Daniel Kuhns and Norman Martin. Text, "For so he giveth his beloved sleep." Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Jutzi. - Curtis, son of Bro. and Sister Sim Jutzi, Kitchener, Ont., was born in Wilmot Twp., Feb. 26, 1926; died in England; aged 19 y. In 1940 he accepted Christ and united with the church. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Lauretta), and 3 brothers (Rufus, Wallace, and Nyle). He is greatly missed by his family and others in the community circle. Memorial services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Aug. 12, in charge of C. F. Derstine. Theme: "The Great Invader, Death." Text, Eccl. 8:8.
Stutzman. - Barbara, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Gascho, was born near Milford, Nebr., March 28, 1880; passed away at her home near Parnell, Iowa, Aug. 5, 1945; aged 65 y. 4 m 8 d. In her youth she was received into the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. On Feb. 5, 1914, she was united in marriage to William N. Stutzman, who survives. They made their home near Wood River, Nebr., until 1944 when they moved to Iowa. Surviving are 3 children (Arthur, Eda, and Wilma, at home), one stepdaughter (Mrs. Malinda Schweitzer, Cairo, Nebr.), 14 step grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Hershberger, Union City, Pa.; and Mrs. Mary Stutzman, Spartansburg, Pa.), 4 brothers (Chris and Ben, Milford, Nebr.; Joe, Wood River, Nebr.; and Arthur, Cairo, Nebr.), and many other relatives and friends. Her father and mother, one stepdaughter, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was in failing health for the last five months, suffering from cancer. It was her desire to be anointed and on June 26 this ordinance was observed, at which time she committed her all into the hands of the Lord. She was patient in her suffering and desired to get well, but was willing that the Lord's will might be done in her life. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Mennonite Church, in charge of W. S. Guengerich and Geo. S. Miller. Burial was made in the West Union Cemetery.
Yoder. - Benjamin D., son of John D. and Anna Zook Yoder, was born in Liberty Twp., Logan Co., Ohio, Nov. 1, 1855; passed to his eternal reward July 31, 1945; aged 89 y. 9 m. He was the last of a family of fourteen children, and spent nearly all of his life on the farm where he died. He was ill since May, and his death was largely due to the infirmities of age. On Dec. 25, 1879, he was united in marriage to Mary Stutzman, who preceded him in death in February, 1930. Four sons were born to this union: Elbe V., West Liberty, Ohio; Orra S., Bellefontaine, Ohio; B. Leonard, in whose home he passed away; and Dolph M., who died in February, 1945. He also leaves 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the South Union Mennonite Church for many years. He was a man of sterling qualities and was highly respected in this community. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church, Aug. 2, in charge of S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Robert E. Wearly of the Congregational Christian Church of West Liberty. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana