Dodson.-Nancy, daughter of Daniel and Anna (Weyandt) Kauffman, was born at Martinsburg, Pa., Nov. 10, 1892; died Oct. 14, 1948; aged 55 y. 11 m. 4 d. On March 17, 1910, she was married to Warren C. Dodson. Two daughters (Sarah and Irene) preceded her in death. Surviving are 13 children (David, Clarence, Cletus, Warren Jr., Paul, Daniel, John Mark, Mrs. Grace Null, Mrs. Ruth Jackson, Mrs. Naomi Cashman, Mrs. Esther Wilt, Mrs. Mary Lee, and Mrs. Ella Mae Bruss), 5 sisters (Mrs. Minnie Ferry, Mrs. Jennie Shaffer, Mrs. Sarah Brown, Mrs. Laura Rus-sell, and Mrs. Fannie Miller), and 2 broth-ers (Daniel and Levi). At the age of twelve she united with the Mennonite Church at Martinsburg; in 1942 she transferred her membership to the First Mennonite congregation at Altoona. She will be missed in the church as chorister and Sunday-school teacher. Funeral services were held at the Martinsburg Church on Oct. 18, in charge of J. M. Nissley and D. I. Stonerook. Text: Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in the Kauffman Cemetery.
Eicher.-Ellis Earl, son of William R. and Lydia (Steckley)
Eicher, was born near Mil-ford, Nebr., April 9, 1927;
met death in a car accident near Friend, Nebr., Oct. 10, 1948;
aged 21 y. 6 m. 1 d. In early youth he con-fessed Christ and was
received into the West Fairview congregation. In September, 1945,
he entered the army. He was cheerful and loving, always ready
to help others. Surviving are his parents, 4 sisters (Laverta-Mrs.
Dan E. Schweitzer, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; Verdella- Mrs. Milton
Miller, Dorchester, Nebr.; Theresa
-Mrs. Perry Burkey, Milford, Nebr.; Violet- Mrs. Ted Troyer, Duquoin, Kans.), 3 brothers (Walter R., Neustadt, Palatinate, Germany; Floyd and Lloyd, at home), 9 nieces and neph-ews, and a number of other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at the West Fairview Church, in charge of Ezra Roth, J. E. Zimmerman. L. O. Schlegel, Ammon Miller, Warren Eicher, and O. N. Johns. Inter-ment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Hershberger.-Mary, daughter of David and Magdaline (Oesch) Kropf, was born near Baden, Ont., Oct. 3, 1864; died near Garden City, Mo., Oct. 8, 1948; aged 84 y. 5 d. As a child she made the long journey with her parents, brothers, and sisters, by covered wagon, from Canada to Hickory Co., Mo. From there they moved to Cass Co., when she was twelve. She was one of a family of thirteen children, all of whom predeceased her. In her youth she ac-cepted Christ and joined the Mennonite Church at Garden City, Mo. She attended services regularly and was greatly concerned for the spiritual welfare of her children and grandchil-dren, as well as for the spiritual growth of the church. On Jan. 14, 1889, she was united in marriage to Daniel Hershberger, who preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1941. Surviving are 8 children (Nancy-Mrs. Edd Zook, Alice- Mrs. E. C. Bowman, Harrisonville, Mo.; Pearl- Mrs. C. F. Greaser, and Owen, Hesston, Kans.; Elmer, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Raymond, Ada- Mrs. Harvey Roth, and Harold, all of Garden City, Mo.), grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. After the death of her husband she made her home with her daughters. On Aug. 23, 1947, she suffered a light paralytic stroke, which left her an invalid. She was a patient sufferer and was lovingly cared for by her daughter (Mrs. Harvey Roth) with whom she was living during that time. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church on Oct. 10, in charge of S. S. Hershberger, assisted by W. E. Helmuth and J. A. Kauffman. Interment was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Hochstetler.-Elizabeth Miller was born Feb. 19, 1868; died Oct. 7, 1948; aged 80 y. 7 m. 18 d. Death was caused by heart trouble. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. On Dec. 23, 1888, she was married to Benjamin Hostetler, who preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1904. To this union were born 3 sons and 5 daughters. One son and one daughter predeceased her. On Jan. 22, 1911, she was married to Emanuel Hochstetler, who died Oct. 22, 1946. One son (Homer) was born to this union. For the last two years she made her home with a daughter (Mrs. Sarah Gerber). Funeral services were conducted by D. D. Miller and S. W. Sommer.
Longacher.-Mary, daughter of Joseph and Magdalena (Graybill) Wittmer, was born in Daviess Co., Ind. June 10, 1880; died at her home near Denbigh, Va., Oct. 8, 1948; aged 68 y. 3 m. 28 d. Death followed several hours after a stroke. On Jan. 4, 1906, she was married to William Longacher, who predeceased her ten years ago. Surviving are her daughter (Mary M. Denbigh, Va.), her son (Joseph, also of Denbigh), a stepson (Amos, Kismet, Kans.), one brother (Amos, Montgomery, Ind.), 5 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Fu-neral services were held at the Providence Church, Oyster Point, Va., on Oct. 11 by Orrie D. Yoder and John Shenk. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.-Emma, daughter of Eli and Katie (Headings) Helmuth, was born at Hutchinson, Kans., Jan. 11, 1907; died at Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Kans., Sept. 4, 1948; aged 41 y. 7 m. 24 d. Death came suddenly after two days' illness, during which time she suffered greatly from obstructed bowels. At the age of eighteen, she joined the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church and remained a member until death. On Jan. 29, 1931, she was united in marriage to John D. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Albert, Eli, Fannie, Edward, David, and Barbara), her mother (Mrs. Katie Nisly, Hutchinson, Kans.), 2 brothers (Levi and John Helmuth, both of Hutchinson), one sister Mrs. Harry Yoder, also of Hutchinson), 4 stepbroth-ers, 4 stepsisters, and other relatives. Her fa-ther and one brother (Albert) preceded her in death. She was kind, quiet, and loving-a much-appreciated wife, mother, sister, and friend. Fu-neral services were held at the home and at the home of a neighbor (John Helmuth), in charge of N. D. Mast, John D. Yoder, and W. W. Wagler. Text: Rev.21.
Near.-Martha Lavina, daughter of Milton and Barbara (Neuschwanger) Near, was born in Osborne Co., Kans., June 20, 1881; died Oct. 3, 1948; aged 67 y. 3 m. 13 d. Death re-sulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which she suffered five days previously. At the age of twenty-six she moved with her parents to Texas, and in 1920 to Denbigh, Va., where she spent the remainder of her life. At the age of twelve she joined the Mennonite Church and remained a member until death. Her health had been failing for several years. Her parents and one brother (John Henry) preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sisters (Froney-Mrs. Elmer Weese, La Junta, Colo.; Rebecca-Mrs. Hugh McLaughlin, Detroit, Tex.; Lucy-Mrs. Henry Landis, Chambersburg, Pa.), and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were con-ducted Oct. 5 at the Warwick River Church by George R. Brunk and Truman Brunk. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nofziger.-Vernon Ray, son of Jonathan and and Amelia (Sauder) Nofziger, was born June 23, 1912; passed away Oct. 18, 1948; aged 36 y. 3 m. 25 d. Death resulted in an accident which occurred when he was returning home from work. On Jan. 1, 1935, he was united in mar-riage to Leora Grieser, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Mary Ellen, Richard Dean, Verelene Fay, Judith Ann, Kenneth Le-Mar, and Vernon Edward Jr.), his parents, 3 brothers (Jesse, Blissfield, Mich.; Otto, Archbold, Ohio; Floyd, Delta, Ohio), 4 sisters (Mrs. Sylvia Merillat, Mrs. Verda Mull, both of Wauseon, Ohio; Mrs. Vera Williams, Archbold, Ohio; Mrs. Marjorie Hilty, Pandora, Ohio), and a large number of other relatives and friends. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, of Archbold, remaining a member until death. Funeral services were held at the Cen-tral Church, in charge of J. J. Short and Daniel Sommers.
Unzicker.-Anna, daughter of Christian and Kathryn (Zehr) Oyer, was born July 9, 1878, near Kruger, Woodford Co., Ill.; passed away at her home in Fisher, Ill., Oct. 3, 1948; aged 70 y. 2 m. 24 d. She had been bedfast for thir-teen months. On Jan. 2, 1902, she was united in marriage to William Unzicker at Roanoke, Ill. One infant son preceded her in death thirty-eight years ago. Surviving are 7 children (Ervin and Dorothy, Chicago, Ill.; Clara Springer, Aibonito, Puerto Rico; Alvin, Oris, and Ellis, Fisher, Ill.; and Esther, at home), 12 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Jacob, Morton, Ill.; Peter, Congerville, Ill.; Joseph, Samuel, and Manuel, Foosland, Ill.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Lena Birkey, Manson, Iowa; Mrs. Kathryn Birkey, Lowell, Mich.; and Elsie, Fisher, Ill.). Her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother predeceased her. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remain-ing a member until death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Fisher Church of Christ in charge of Harold Zehr and J. A. Heiser. Text: II Cor. 5:1-4. Burial was made in the East Bend Cemetery.
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Bechtel.-Jacob H., son of David and Cath-erine (Hartman)
Bechtel, was born near Southwest in Union Twp., Elkhart
Co., Ind., April 13, 1870; passed away May 12, 1948; aged
29 d. On Nov. 27, 1892, he was united in mar-riage to Elizabeth Shaum, who preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 1896. In 1893 they united with the Wisler Mennonite Church. Twin sons died in infancy. One son (William Henry, Go-shen, Ind.) survives. On Jan. 30, 1898, he was united in marriage to Leah Lehman, who sur-vives. One daughter (Bertha) predeceased him on Feb. 24, 1933. One son (Warren, Goshen, Ind.) survives. Also surviving, besides his sec-ond wife and his two sons are 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Amanda-Mrs. John Welty, Nappanee, Ind.; and Elizabeth- Mrs. David Miller, Goshen, Ind.), one brother (Noah, Wakarusa, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. He was a loving father and a wise counselor, deeply concerned for the spiritual welfare of his family and friends and for the needy and suffering. In the spring of 1926 he was ordained to the office of deacon, where he served willingly and well. Funeral services were held May 15 at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, near Goshen, with Paul Hoover, Abram Good, and William Ramer officiating.
Eberly.-Elam Virgil, son of John W. and Naomi (Imhoff) Eberly, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1947; died at the home of his parents, near Wooster, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1948; aged 1 y. 2 m. 17 d. He was killed accidentally by a truck driven by a neighbor who was un-loading gravel at the home of the boy's par-ents. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Roger William), one sister (Janice Marie), and 3 grandparents (Elam and Lydia Wenger Eberly, Orrville, Ohio; and Mrs. Florence Imhoff, Wooster, Ohio). Funeral services were held at the home and at the Mohican Church by Carl Good and J. Herman Reinke, assisted by Abram Good.
Hartman.-Perry David, son of the late Samuel and Frances (Burkholder) Hartman, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 30, 1866; passed away at his late home in Park View, Harrisonburg, Oct. 20, 1948; aged 82 y. 20 d. He became ill on Aug. 5 and one week later was admitted into the Rockingham Memo-rial Hospital, where he was a patient for nearly four weeks. On Oct. 19, 1888, he was married to Rebecca S. Coffman, who preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 1926. To this union were born 11 children (Fannie E., who died in infancy; Leanna C.-Mrs. Peter S. Showalter, who died Aug. 16, 1941; William F. and Wilda F.-Mrs. Ira A. Shenk; Mary M.-Mrs. Ward A. Rhodes; Daniel W., who died Nov. 30, 1903; Lewis S.; Jacob C.; Irene S.-Mrs. David Ramer and Pauline R.-Mrs. Roy Kauffman; and Dorothy R.-Mrs. Rudy Diller). On Thanksgiving Day, 1928, he was married to Annie (Berry) Stine-spring, who died Nov. 18, 1941. On Dec. 24, 1942, he was married to Lessie (Landes) Meyers, who survives. Also surviving, besides his wife and his 8 children, are 35 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. One brother, one half brother, and one half sister preceded him in death. At the age of forty he became a member of the Mennonite Church and remained a member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Church, near Harrisonburg, by S. H. Rhodes, Daniel W. Lehman, and B. S. Landes. Text: Ps. 17:15. Burial was made in the Weaver Cemetery.
Rudy.-Miriam Eileen, daughter of Harry H. and Ada (Eberly) Rudy, was born near White Horse Pa., Dec. 22, 1944; passed away Oct. 21, 1948; aged 3 y. 9 m. 29 d. Death resulted from leukemia. During the last year of her life she spent a number of weeks in the hospital, having suffered at various intervals from burns received when she sat in a bucket of scalding hot water, from fever spells, from measles, and from a broken leg. She was a pleasant and quiet little girl. Surviving are her parents, 3 brothers (Kenneth, Benjamin, and Joseph), one sister (Hazel), and 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Eberly, Lititz, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. Rudy, Oxford, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted Oct. 23 at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Paradise, Pa., by Parke Book. Text: II Sam. 12:23. Interment was made in the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Ceme-tery.
Schaaf.-Ephraim, son of the late Andrew and Minnie (Stockfisch) Schaaf, was born at Kitchener, Ont., March 1, 1884; passed away at his home in Imlay City, Mich., Oct. 22, 1948; aged 64 y. 7 m. 21 d. In 1905 he moved with his parents to the United States and settled on a farm near Pigeon, Mich. On April 29, 1908, he was married to Lora Weidman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Elmer, Lapeer, Mich.; Clayton, Limerich, Ireland; Leonard, Ralph, and Nelson, all of Imlay City), 2 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Clifford Newhams, Cleveland, Ohio; and Estella Mae-Mrs. Charles Turell, Imlay City), 3 brothers (Norman, Pi-geon, Mich.; Allen, Flint, Mich.; and Edward, Montrose, Mich.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Wilson, Snover, Mich.; and Mrs. Emma Walton, Attica, Mich.), 12 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and other relatives and friends. In 1916 he moved with his family to Imlay City. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour. He helped to organize the Bethany Mennonite Church near Imlay City in 1918 and was a member at the time of his death. He took an active part in church affairs as long as his health permitted, having served as church trustee, church treasurer, Sunday-school superintendent and teacher. He had not en-joyed good health for the greater part of the last seven years, having been bedfast most of the last three years. Death was caused by a heart condition. Funeral services were held Oct. 25 at the funeral home, in charge of Paul A. Wittrig and Wayne J. Wenger. Burial was made in the Imlay Township Cemetery.
Shantz.-Mary Ellen, daughter of the late Moses S. and Fannie (Foreman) Hallman, was born at Cayuga, Ont., June 27, 1886; died at her home, near Petersburg, Ont., Aug. 9, 1948; aged 62 y. 1 m 13 d. On Nov. 18, 1908, she was united in marriage to Samuel Shantz, who predeceased her on June 29, 1947. Surviving are 3 sons (Lemore and Kenneth, Kitchener, Ont.; and Melvin, Petersburg, Ont.), one daughter (Lavern-Mrs. Joyce Witmer, Kitchener, Ont.), 4 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Salomi Wenger, Fisherville, Ont.; Mrs. Abram Shantz, Kossuth, Ont.; Mrs. Robert Hinde, Cassoday, Kans.; and Mrs. Archie Scott, Toronto, Ont.), one brother (Ivan, Kitchener, Ont.), and many other relatives and friends. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church. She was kind and sympathetic, greatly interested in the welfare of her family and active in church work. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 12 by Manasseh Hallman at the home and by Osiah Horst and Leslie Witmer at the Latschar Church. Texts: Rom. 8:15; Heb. 6:l9. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
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Berkey.-Henry William, son of Jacob and Leah (Burgey) Berkey, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, May 6, 1871; passed away at Salem, Oreg., Oct. 23, 1948; aged 77 y. 5 m. 17 d. He had been in poor health for several years and was gradually failing. On Jan. 10, 1894, he was married to Sarah Whitney, of Gabriel, Kans., who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Samuel, Oliver, Chester, Jacob, Leah, Cordelia, and Kathryn). In early mar-ried life he united with the Baptist Church, of which his wife had been a member from girl-hood. About 1903 they moved to Jasper Co., Mo., where they united with the Mennonite Church near Oronogo. After moving to Chey-enne, Wyo., in 1907, they again placed their membership with the Baptists. In 1935, when they moved back into a Mennonite community in Sheridan, Oreg., they again affiliated with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was zealous for the cause of Christ and gave a clear witness and testimony for the Lord. Funeral services were conducted by G. D. Shenk and D. F. Shenk. Texts: I Cor. 9:24; Phil. 3:14. Burial was made in the Riverside Mennonite Cemetery, west of Sheridan.
Crilow.-Amelia, daughter of Anthony and Clara Thiel, was born July 7, 1885; passed away Oct. 25, 1948: aged 63 y. 3 m. 18 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, and united with the Martins Creek Church, Millersburg, Ohio, where she remained a member until death. On Dec. 21, 1905, she was united in marriage to Urias Crilow, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Mrs. Elmer Weaver, Mrs. Jonas Hochstetler, Edward, Earl, and Dan, Millersburg, Ohio; Lloyd, Sugarcreek, Ohio; and Marcus and Charles, at home), 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. C. C. Dawson, Coshocton, Ohio; and Mrs. William Price, Louisville, Ohio), and one brother (Herb, Berlin, Ohio). One son predeceased her. She was a very devoted mother and housekeeper as long as her health permitted. Funeral services were conducted by D. D. Miller and S. W. Sommer. Text: Ps. 138:7.
Detwiler.-Laura Anna, daughter of John L. and Margaret (Horn) Brubaker, was born near Leonard, Mo., Nov. 10, 1873; passed away at her home near Birch Tree, Mo., Oct. 29, 1948; aged 74 y. 11 m. 19 d. On Nov. 5, 1892, she was united in marriage to Ben Detwiler, who passed away March 20, 1933. Surviving are 4 sons and 4 daughters (May Larrew, Blaine, Oreg.; John, Culp, Ark.; Esther, Samuel, Albert, and Alice, Birch Tree, Mo.; Milton, Wichita, Kans.; and Mary, Newton, Kans.), 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters and 3 brothers (Mrs. J. R. Shank, Versailles, Mo.; Samuel E., Wichita, Kans.; Thomas E., Mountain View, Mo.; Hannah Bissey, Leonard, Mo.; Mina Esch, La Junta, Colo.; Sadie Carr, Mountain View, Mo.; and J. P., Edwards, Mo.). One sister pre-ceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Men-nonite Church, of which she remained a mem-ber until death. Her greatest interest in life was the spiritual welfare of her family, the church, and community. In her home, hospital-ity was shown to all. Funeral services were held at the Berea Mennonite Church on Oct. 31, in charge of W. R. Hershberger and a quartet from Garden City, Mo. Text: Eccl. 9:5. In-terment was made in the Berea Cemetery.
Geissinger.-Daniel M., son of Noah and Anna Geissinger, was born in Lower Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., Pa., April 23, 1870; died at his home, near Quakertown, Pa., Oct. 23, 1948; aged 78 y. 6 m. His wife (Mary Landis Geissinger) predeceased him on Jan. 1, 1927. Surviving are 3 children (Henry, at home; Clarence, and Lillian-Mrs. Solomon Kratz, both of Quakertown), 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Jacob, Heller-town, Pa.; John, Los Angeles, Calif.; Isaac, Quakertown, Pa.), and one sister (Katie Yoder, also of Quakertown). He was one of the pio-neer members of the Swamp Church, Bucks Co., Pa., and remained a member until death. He had progressive ideas concerning the forward movement of the church, having participated as a trustee in the remodeling of the church which has been standing for over a hundred years. Funeral services were held Oct. 28 at the funeral parlor in Quakertown by John G. Gehman and at the Swamp meetinghouse by Stanley Beidler and Abram Yoder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Text: Matt. 24:44.
Kauffman.-Harry J., eldest son of Ezra B. and Catherine (Riehl) Kauffman, was born in Union Co., Pa., Feb. 2, 1892; passed away at his home in West Liberty, Ohio, after a lengthy illness, Oct. 25, 1948; aged 56 y. 8 m. 23 d. He moved to Champaign Co., Ohio, when little more than one year old. He graduated from a local high school in 1909 and after further training at Goshen College taught school for a period of three years. On Feb. 23, 1913, he was united in marriage to Linnie Smucker, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Delphos, DeGraff, Ohio), 3 daughters (Elva-Mrs. Howard Yoder and Dorothea-Mrs. Robert Headings, both of West Liberty; and Ruby-Mrs. Arthur Dear, Bellefontaine, Ohio), 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Roy, West Liberty, Ohio; and Robert, Chillicothe, Ohio), and a large number of friends. During his high school years he be-came a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church and took great interest in his service there as a Sunday-school teacher. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church on Oct. 27, conducted by S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Gerald Barnes and N. E. Troyer. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Lebold.-Floyd Abner, son of Elmer and Katie (Leis) Lebold, was born at New Ham-burg, Ont., Aug. 16, 1941; passed away at the home of his parents, after a lingering illness of nearly five months, Oct. 28, 1948; aged 7 y. 2 m. 12 d. He bore his suffering patiently, trust-ing Jesus with childlike faith. Many prayers ascended to God's throne on his behalf, but God saw best to take him home. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Ralph and Harold), and 2 sisters (Grace and Marie). Funeral services were conducted at the home by Peter Nafziger and at the Steinman A. M. Church by Elmer Schwartzentruber and Moses O. Jantzi. Texts: Mark 10:14; II Sam. 12:23; II Cor. 12:14. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mack.-Noah Haldeman, son of Andrew S. and Elizabeth (Haldeman) Mack, was born in Dougless Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 1, 1861; departed from this life Oct. 31, 1948, at the Good Samaritan Home, New Holland, Pa., where he had been living for a number of years; aged 87 y. 8 m. 30 d. He prepared to teach school by attending the Perkiomen Seminary (Academy) at Pennsburg, Pa. After teaching a few terms in his home community he moved to Lancaster Co. by request and continued teach-ing school until the spring of 1900. On Dec. 23, 1892, he was married to Lizzie Sensenig, of Farmersville, Pa. They had no children of their own but adopted Anna Nolls Bailey and also reared Anna Mae Ackerman, both of whom preceded him in death, as did also his wife. A number of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews survive, including Jesse and Elmer Mack, of Montgomery Co., and a grandnephew, Noah K. Mack, missionary to Africa. On April 4, 1899, he became superintendent of the Welsh Moun-tain Industrial Mission, continuing until 1910. On Aug. 30, 1900, he was ordained to the min-istry for the Groffdale and Metzler congrega-tions. During his early ministry he was espe-cially active in evangelistic work, not only in the Lancaster Conference, but also in various western states. On Jan. 23, 1919, he was ordained bishop to assist Benjamin Weaver in the Weaverland-Groffdale district. The bishop board and church councils charged him with the bishop oversight of the York and Adams Co. district on Feb. 26, 1926. Even before his ordi-nation he was interested in mission work and promoted missionary activity in the Lancaster Conference. He served on the examining committee for missionaries for approximately thirty years, as secretary of conference for nine years, as assistant moderator for a few years, and for some years as bishop of the Cumberland district and Tampa, Fla. Because of his advancing age he had resigned nearly all his work except as senior bishop of the York and Adams Co. dis-trict. He was one who filled a large place in the work of the church; was sound in doctrine and contended firmly and openly for it, empha-sizing the spiritual life and also the doctrines of nonconformity and nonresistance. His interest and influence extended beyond the Lan-caster Conference. (A fuller account of his life will appear in the 1949 "Yearbook.") He had planned his funeral arrangements, which were carried out as nearly as possible. Services were conducted at the Good Samaritan Home by Mahlon Witmer, of the Groffdale district, with further services at the Groffdale Church. W. W. Graybill, conference moderator and a long-time associate, conducted the devotional service; Richard Danner, of the York and Adams Co. district, and J. Paul Graybill, of the Weaverland district, his successors in their respective districts, brought messages from Phil 1:21 and Acts 13:36 respectively; Arthur Ruth, of the Franconia district, led in prayer; and Noah W. Risser, assistant moder-ator of conference, conducted the service at the grave in the Groffdale Cemetery. A large audi-ence, including twenty-four bishops, signified the respect in which he was held. The following concluded the facts he had prepared for his obituary: "Thanks are to be extended to all in the general way, to all especially who ren-dered service and sympathy in any manner in connection with sickness and death and funeral. God be with you till we meet in heaven, where there are no funerals, nor pains nor tears."
Martin.-Henry H., son of the late John M. and Catherine (Horst) Martin, was born in Washington Co., Md., Sept. 26, 1877; passed away at his home on the old Martin homestead near Brownstown, Lancaster Co., Pa., June 9, 1948; aged 70 y. 8 m. 13 d. As a child he moved with his parents, one sister, and one brother to Lancaster Co., Pa. In his youth he united with the Groffdale Mennonite Church and re-mained a member until death. On Nov. 14, 1901, he was united in marriage to Sallie B. Brubaker, who died in February, 1930. To this union were born 9 daughters and one son. One daughter (Mary-Mrs. Daniel Nolt) predeceased him. In 1932 he was married to Lizzie Brubaker, who died April 7, 1945. Surviving are his 9 children (Hettie B., Katie B., Susie B., Ella B., all of Brownstown; Fannie B.-Mrs. John Martin, Hohenwald, Tenn.; Lizzie B.-Mrs. Daniel Nolt, New Holland, Pa.; Jannie B.- Mrs. Daniel Wanner, Bowmansville, Pa.; Annie B.-Mrs. Clayton Oberholtzer, Brownstown; and Samuel B., on the old homestead), 45 grandchil-dren, one brother (Emanuel H., Buffalo Springs, Lebanon Co., Pa.), and 3 sisters (Mary---Mrs. Graybill Zimmerman, Lititz, Pa.; Adah-Mrs. Titus Bauman, Wallenstein, Ont; and Leah, Lititz, Pa.). His parents, 5 sisters, and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Although he endured times of sickness and pain for many years, he was bedfast only a short time before his death, which resulted from heart failure. Funeral services were conducted June 14 by Isaac Zimmerman at the home and by George Horst and Aaron Sensenig at the Groffdale Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Maust.-Joel M., son of Jonas and Barbara (Miller) Maust, was born July 29, 1865; died Oct. 29, 1948; aged 83 y. 3 m. In youth he became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. On Jan. 28, 1894, he was married to Matilda Beachy, daughter of Daniel and Eliza-beth (Yoder) Beachy, Aurora, W. Va. She pre-ceded him in death in March, 1940. One daugh-ter (Fannie-Mrs. Floyd Miller, Grantsville, Md.) predeceased him in November, 1942. Sur-viving are 3 children (Iva-Mrs. Evan Miller, Meyersda1e, Pa.; Allen, Grantsville, Md.; and Enos, of Meyersdale), 2 foster sons (Merle Brant, Bedford, Pa., and George Leith, Cum-berland, Md.), 2 brothers and 3 sisters (Magda-lena-Mrs. Henry Yoder, Almyra, Ark.; Lewis, Meyersdale, Pa.; Annie-Mrs. Daniel Yoder, Iowa City, Iowa; Mary, who kept house for Joel, Meyersdale, Pa.; and Jonas, Goshen, Ind.). Two grandchildren, 3 brothers and 4 sisters (Lydia and Noah, twin of Joel, Meyersdale; Eve-Mrs. Daniel Gnagey, Pigeon, Mich.; Amanda-Mrs. Daniel Otto, twin of Mary, and Simon, Springs, Pa.; Catharine-Mrs. Jacob Gnagey, Archbold, Ohio; Joseph, Pigeon, Mich.) preceded him in death. He spent most of his life near Meyersdale, and was much interested in the work of the church, giving of his means and talent in its service, as also for the com-munity. He was peace-loving and endeavored to promote good will. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 2 at the late home by C. W. Bender, and at the Oak Dale meetinghouse by Shem Peachey, with Mark Peachey and Ivan Miller assisting, and at the grave by J. B. Miller.
Miller.-Lizzie, daughter of Christian and Annie (Snyder) Newcomer, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., June 8, 1873; died at her home near Elizabethtown, Pa., Oct. 27, 1948; aged 75 y. 4 m. 19 d. Surviving are her husband (Henry E. Miller), 4 children (Martha -Mrs. Norman S. Ebersole, Florin, Pa.; Eliza-beth-Mrs. Ernest Hess, Rheems, Pa.; Henry, Mt. Joy, Pa.; and Christian, Elizabethtown), 3 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Christ, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Sam, Kane, Pa.; and Phares, Lititz, Pa.). She was a member of the Bossler Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at Bossler's conducted by Ira Miller and Martin Kraybill. Burial was made in the ad-joining cemetery.
Reil.-Minnie Bertha, daughter of Charles and Mary Stormer, was born at Gibson City, Ill., Dec. 30, 1885; passed away at her home in Milford, Nebr., Oct. 30, 1948; aged 62 y. 10 m. In 1902 she moved with her parents to a farm near Milford. On Sept. 15, 1904, she was united in marriage to Philip Reil, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Esther-Mrs. Ralph Jantze), 2 grandchildren, one sister (Lula- Mrs. Ezra Guengerich, Altadena, Calif.), other relatives, and a large number of friends. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member until death. Her health did not permit her to attend church regularly, although she wished to. She was much concerned for the welfare of her family. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at the home and at the Milford A.M. Church, in charge of L. O. Schlegel, assisted by W. A. Eicher. Text: Job 14:14. Interment was made in the Milford A.M. Cemetery.
Schwanger.-Tillman S., son of Jacob and Mary (Shaeffer) Schwanger, was born in Mt. Joy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 20, 1870; passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lan-caster, Pa., Oct. 23, 1948; aged 78 y. 1 m. 3 d. He was a member of the Elizabethtown Men-nonite Church. By trade he was a blacksmith, a craft which had been practiced in the family for sixteen generations, beginning in Bavaria, Germany. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. Em-manuel Gibble, Manheim, Pa.), 8 children (Rob-ert M., New Cumberland, Pa.; Jacob M., High Spire, Pa.; Orville H. and Paul T., both of Elizabethtown, Pa.; D. Mark, Lancaster, Pa.; Viola-Mrs. Anthony Shoettler, Colmar, Pa.; Cathryn-Mrs. Claude Corbit, Farmington, Mich.; and Mary-Mrs. Robert Larson, Landis-ville, Pa.), 42 grandchildren, and 3 great-grand-children. One daughter (Martha-Mrs. John Neville, Philadelphia, Pa.) followed him in death three weeks later. He had resided at the home of his daughter (Mary) for the last eleven weeks of his life, after the death of his wife (Barbara Alice Schwanger). Funeral services were held at the Elizabethtown Church on Oct. 27, with Henry Lutz and Noah Risser officiat-ing. Burial was made in the Milton Grove Cemetery.
Schrock.-John C., son of Christian and Elizabeth Schrock, was born near Eureka, Ill., June 27, 1858; passed away at the home of his daughter (Mrs. A. J. Unzicker), near Ran-toul, Ill., Oct. 28, 1948; aged 90 y. 4 m. 1 d. In early youth he accepted Christ and was a mem-ber of the Mennonite Church until death. He attended services as long as his health per-mitted. On Sept. 21, 1885, he was married to Amelia Havenstein, who died twenty-six years ago. Their eldest son died in childhood. Sur-viving are 6 children (Emma-Mrs. Otto J. Unzicker, and Henry, Rantoul, Ill; Joe and Sam, Gibson City, Ill.; Mrs. Martha House-holder, Eureka, Ill.; Mrs. Amelia Unzicker, Dewey, Ill.), 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Harold Zehr and at the Fisher Church of Christ by Ezra Yordy and J. A. Heiser. Text: I Peter 1:3-5. Burial was made in the East Bend Cemetery.
Showalter.- Sallie Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Emma (Showalter) Shank, was born Oct. 30, 1890; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 22, 1948; aged 57 y. 11 m. 22 d. On June 8, 1916, she was united in marriage to Irvin D. Sho-walter, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Clayton D., Broadway, Va.; and David E., Greenwood, Del.), 4 daughters (Alma M.-Mrs. Lloyd Hartzler, Ft. Seybert, W. Va.; Eula M., Vada E., and Arlene K., at home), 5 grandchil-dren, a niece (Naomi Shank) who made her home with them from childhood; 2 brothers (Samuel A., Linville, Va.; and Ezra A., Brook-lyn, N.Y.), 5 sisters (Mary C.-Mrs. Wilmer Geil, Broadway, Va.; Mae-Mrs. Pete Blosser, Harrisonburg, Va.; Frances-Mrs. A. F. Weav-er, Waynesboro, Va.; Sarah-Mrs. Melvin Ruth, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ruth-Mrs. Willis Miller, Har-risonburg, Va.), and a number of other nieces and nephews. Her parents and one brother (Daniel D.) predeceased her. On April 16, 1906, she united with the Mennonite Church when about twenty young people were baptized at Trissel's Church. She was a loving wife, and devoted mother of a quiet and unassuming manner. In May, 1940, she suffered a severe nervous attack, from which she had almost re-covered when in the summer of 1947 she began to grow weaker because of a stomach ulcer. She underwent an operation, from which she rallied, passing away eight hours later as the result of an unexpected respiratory condition. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 25 by J. L. Stauffer at the home and by Timothy Showalter and A. G. Heishman at the Zion Men-nonite Church. Texts: Ps. 23, II Cor. 5:1-10; Col. 3:4. Burial was made in the cemetery beside the church.
Stutzman.-Wesley C., son of Adam and Amanda (Christner) Stutzman, was born at Milford, Nebr., May 31, 1883; passed away at his home in Chappell, Nebr., Oct. 26, 1948; aged 65 y. 4 m. 26 d. At the age of two he moved with his parents to Deuel Co., near Chappell. On Sept. 1, 1910, he was united in marriage to Emma Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Paul, Chappell, Nebr.), 3 daughters (Lela-Mrs. Perry Stutzman, Thelma-Mrs. Ray Stutzman, both of Chappell; and Cora- Mrs. Wilton Stauffer, Milford, Nebr.), 10 grandchildren, one brother (Frank, of Chappell), 3 sisters (Clara, Chappell; Minerva-Mrs. Ezra Yoder, Oshkosh, Nebr.; and Belva-Mrs. Joe Yoder, Wellman, Iowa), and a large number of other relatives and friends. One infant son, his parents, and one brother (Joe) preceded him in death. He was a mem-ber of the Mennonite Church from the time of his youth and attended services as long as his health permitted. He was a lover of music and took an active part in leading the singing at church services. In 1942 he was forced by ill health to retire from active farming. He suffered greatly the last two weeks of his life, but did not complain, being resigned to the Lord's will. He was a kind and loving husband and father, deeply concerned about the welfare of his family and the church. Funeral services were held at the Chappell Mennonite Church, in charge of Edward Diener and Fred Gingerich. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stuckey.-Enos, son of Christian and Lydia (Wyse) Stuckey, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1874; passed away Oct. 28, 1948; aged 74 y. 9 m. 22 d. He was reared in Christian faith in a Mennonite home and as a young man was received into the fellowship of the church. On April 25, 1916, he was married to Emma Witmer, of Grabill, Ind. His devotion and care of his afflicted wife during the final years of his life was deeply appreciated by his family. Their home was always open to acquaintances, some of whom frequently found a temporary home with them. His parents, one brother, 3 sisters, and one grandchild preceded him in death. Sur-viving are his wife, 4 daughters (Alice-Mrs. Vernon Aschliman, Wauseon, Ohio; Doris-Mrs. Royce Engle, Pettisville, Ohio; Velma-Mrs. Orville Richer, Wauseon, Ohio; and Florence, Ft. Wayne, Ind.), 8 grandchildren, one niece, and one nephew. His example of regular church attendance, clean living, and even temper as a father in the home made a deep impression on his children. Funeral services were held Oct. 31 at the Short Funeral Home and at the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio, in charge of Phil Frey, assisted by Jesse Short. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
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King.-Jona, son of Abraham and Mattie (Yoder) King, was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1881; passed away Nov. 5, 1948; aged 67 y. 9 m. 2 d. On May 26, 1903, he was married to Mollie M. Kauffman, who passed away on May 10, 1947. Surviving are 4 sons and 4 daughters (Emma Belle-Mrs. A. J. Lais, Molalla, Oreg.; E. Lloyd, Kansas City, Mo.; Naomi M. Dunsworth, Los Banos, Calif.; Law-rence A., Minot, N. Dak.; S. Kenneth, Wecoma, Oreg.; Dorothy-Mrs. Lawrence Johnson, and Junior J., Valsetz, Oreg.; and Glenna Fern, Portland, Oreg.), 4 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Aaron, West Liberty, Ohio; Abe, Harrisonburg, Va.; Irvin, Malvern, Pa.; Rudolph, Columbus, Ohio; Nelson, Meadville, Pa.), 2 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. F. P. Kauffman, Garden City, Mo.; Maude-Mrs. R. E. Meyers, Geneva, Pa.), and a large number of nephews and nieces. One son (Ray), 2 brothers (Harvey and Simon), 2 sisters (Anna and Ellen) and 2 infant children preceded him in death. In his youth he ac-cepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member until death. He grew to manhood in Logan, Co., Ohio, later moving to Garden City, Mo., where he was married and lived for about thirty-five years. After three years in Kansas he moved to Oregon, in 1936, where he lived until shortly before his death. On account of ill health he went to Arizona for six weeks, after which he spent two weeks in Ohio visiting relatives and friends. He was returning to Arizona when death occurred from a heart attack near Goodland, Kans. He was kind and loving to his wife and children, always ready to sacrifice for their welfare. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at the Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Oreg., in charge of C. I. Kropf and B. Z. Yoder. Texts: Phil. 3:20, 21; Ps. 90:1-12. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lehman.-Faith Elizabeth, infant daughter of Maurice E. and Fern B. (Metzler) Lehman, Bareville, Pa., died in the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 2, 1948. Surviving are her parents, many relatives, and friends. Fu-neral services, in charge of Jacob Brubaker, with Earl Mosemann assisting, were held in the Mellinger Cemetery, where burial was made. Psalm 23 was read and commented on.
Martin.-Alfred Henry, son of Ephraim and Mary (Goldner) Martin, was born and lived most of his life in the vicinity of Columbiana, Ohio; died Nov. 4, 1948, at the home of his son (Clifford), near Phoenix, Ariz., where he and his wife (Barbara Stouffer Martin) had been living since 1945; aged 71 y. 5 m. 14 d. The Lord blessed his wife with unusual strength to care for him until he was delivered from physical distress. They had shared the joys and sorrows of life for a few weeks less than fifty years. Surviving are 4 children (Paul Erbin, Youngstown, Ohio; Dale Alfred, Columbiana, Ohio; Gladys Naomi Conrad, Columbiana; and Clifford Aden, Phoenix, Ariz.) and 9 grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded him in death. He and his wife became members of the Men-nonite Church nearly fifty years ago. He was a charter member of the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, near Phoenix, having served on the building committee, and was a member of the board of trustees at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 9 at the Sunnyslope Church by Melvin L. Ruth, assisted by Joe H. Yoder. Burial was made in the Resthaven Park Cemetery near Glendale, Ariz.
Mumma.-Lizzie S., daughter of Anna Mary Stern Cassel and the late Samuel G. Stern, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., Oct. 22, 1904; died at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 5, 1948, where she had undergone an oper-ation; aged 44 y. 14 d. She had been in ill health for some time. On Aug. 14, 1923, she was united in marriage to Clay B. Mumma, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters and 3 sons (Jean Elizabeth-Mrs. Harold L. Hostet-ter, Columbia, Pa.; John Stern, Anna Mary, Thomas S., Pauline S., and Clay Jr., at home), one brother (Christian J. Stern, Lancaster, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Ethel Kurtz, Akron, Pa.), one stepbrother (Walter Cassel, Manheim, Pa.), and one stepsister (Mrs. Anna Hummer, Manheim). In earlier years she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a member until death. Fu-neral services were conducted at Miller's Fu-neral Home by Walter Oberholtzer and at the Bossler Church by Noah Risser and Martin Kraybill. Text: Rev. 21:4. Interment was made in the Rohrerstown Mennonite Cemetery.
Pfile.-Henry, son of Mathias and Elizabeth Pfile, was born at Lanark, Ill., Nov. 1, 1872; passed away at his home Nov. 3, 1948, after a lingering illness; aged 76 y. 2 d. At the age of six he moved with his parents to Lancaster Twp., Stephenson Co., Ill. On Feb. 8, 1900, he was united in marriage to Celinda Mayer and settled on a farm in Lancaster Twp., where he resided until his death. Surviving are his widow, one son (Russell, at home), one granddaughter, 3 brothers (William, Lancaster Twp.; Edward, Marshalltown, Iowa; Esrom, Decatur, Ill.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Susie Brubaker, Mrs. Annie Downing, and Mrs. Lizzie Gramley, all of Free-port, Ill.). His parents, one brother, one sister, and an infant son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Fu-neral services were held Nov. 5 at the home and at the Freeport Mennonite Church, with How-ard Zehr officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Shaffer.-Marion S., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shaffer, Elkhart, Ind., was born Jan. 9, 1921; departed from this life April 18, 1945; aged 24 y. 3 m. 9 d. On Oct. 8, 1942, he was inducted into the armed forces of the United States and five months later was sent over-seas where he met his death while engaged in hospital service bringing in the wounded from the battlefront. He loved his home and often wrote of his desire to return. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Frances-Mrs. Clarence Schlabach and Georgia-Mrs. Millard Wagner), 4 brothers (Richard E., Franklin J., Thomas A., and Melvin C., all of Elkhart), one grandparent (Mrs. Mary Proctor, also of Elkhart), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral serv-ices were held at the Zelle and Hartzler Funeral Home in Elkhart on Dec. 3, 1948, in charge of C. A. Shank. Text: Heb. 9:27. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Showalter.-Noah Daniel, eldest son of George B. and Elisabeth (Blosser) Showalter, was born at Broadway, Va., Feb. 22, 1886; died at Har-risonburg, Va., Nov. 4, 1948; aged 62 y. 8 m. 12 d. On June 23, 1907, he was married to Lizzie Showalter. Surviving are 9 children (Mrs. Esther Antonio, Los Angeles, Calif.; Oliver, Linville, Va.; George, Newport News, Va.; Aaron, Mirror Landing, Alta.; Edith, Shirati, Tanganyika Territory, East Africa; Elmer, Lebanon, Pa.; Paul, recently returned from relief work in Belgium; Omar and Timothy, at home), 13 grandchildren, 6 brothers (Timothy, Lewis P., G. Paul, Mark C., and Luke, Broad-way, Va.; Michael, Rockville, Md.), and 2 sis-ters (Mrs. Amos Brenneman, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Elizabeth A., Kalona, Iowa). Death resulted from complications following a leg amputation. At an early age he became a mem-ber of the Mennonite Church and was greatly interested in church music. He was active in music circles in the various communities in which he lived and published the latest edition of the "Harmonia Sacra" from which the music for his funeral was selected. Services were held at the home and at the Zion Church, Broadway, Va., in charge of Mahlon Blosser and Daniel W. Lehman. Burial was made at the Lindale Church, Linville, Va.
Smith.-Fannie, daughter of Henry and Bar-bara (Nofziger) Gautsche, was born Feb. 1, 1873, in Butler Co., Ohio; passed away at the home of her daughter (Pearl), near West Unity, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1948: aged 75 y. 8 m. 25 d. Death followed a lengthy illness caused by a heart dis-ease; she was a patient sufferer, resigned to God's will. On Feb. 2, 1897, she was united in marriage to Peter J. Smith, who predeceased her by twelve years. Her parents, one son, and one grandson also preceded her in death. Sur-viving are 5 children (Elsie-Mrs. C. C. King, Pontiac, Mich.; Mamie-Mrs. Vernon Snyder, Ashley, Mich.; Cecil C., Newhall, Calif.; Es-tella-Mrs. N. N. Roeschly, Morton, Ill.; and Pearl-Mrs. Harry Short, West Unity, Ohio), 21 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother (Peter), and many other relatives and friends. In youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Men-nonite Church, being a member of the Lockport congregation at the time of her death. She was kind and affectionate: "her children arise up and call her blessed." Funeral services were con-ducted at the home by D. W. Graber and at the Lockport Church by Simon and Walter Stuckey. Text: Num. 23:10. Burial was made in the Lockport Cemetery.
Wagner.-Mary, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Kirkendall) Spitnale, was born at Cloverdale, Putnam Co., Ohio, Nov. 19, 1890; died un-expectedly Oct. 31, 1948: aged 57 y. 11 m. 12 d. In 1908 she was united in marriage to William Thomas Wagner, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children (Isaac, Decatur, Ind.; Mrs. Glada Diller, Comins, Mich.; Robert, and Mrs. Vera Tucker, both of Cloverdale; James, Fair-view, Mich.; Charles, Upland, Calif.; Mrs. Anna Mae VanVactor, Plymouth, Ind.; Mark, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Paul and Arlo, Cloverdale; Clarabelle, Fairview, Mich.; and Eunice, at home), 4 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Eno Zuercher, Laura-Mrs. James Shirey, Clara-Mrs. Earl Myers, and Fannie), 20 grandchildren, and 7 welfare children which she had the privilege of being a mother to, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Her parents, one sister, and 2 infant brothers predeceased her. She had a cheerful and loving disposition. During her early married life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member, taking an active part in worship and other activities whenever her health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church Nov. 4 by Menno Troyer and Norman Smith. Interment was made in the Cascade Cemetery.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.