Dils Mary Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine Loucks, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., April 8, 1862; died at the home of her daughter (Myrtle) May 25, 1949; aged 87 y. 1 m. 17 d. On Sept. 14, 1879, she was married to Joseph Dils, who preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1910. Of the 10 children born to this union 5 preceded her in death, all but one of them in February, 1895, within less than a week. She bore her grief with much patience and dependence on her Lord. Surviving are 3 daughters (Minnie Mrs. John Lantzer, Mary Nunemaker, both of Goshen, Ind.; Myrtle Mrs. Fred Mattmiller, at whose home she died), 2 sons (Milroy and Nelson, Osceola, Ind.), 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Ezra Shantz, Baden. Ont.). She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Mennonite church, remaining a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Silas Weldy and at the Olive Church by D. A. Yoder and Warren Shaum.
Eschliman George 0, son of the late Henry A. and Anna M. (Ober) Eschliman, was born in Stark Co., near North Lawrence, Ohio, July 6, 1898; died May 22, 1949, after a lingering illness; aged 50 y. 10 m. 16 d. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are 3 sisters (Eunice M., Blanche E., and Mrs. Virgil Mellinger, all of North Lawrence). He was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church for many years and was much interested in the future of the Mennonite church. He attended services faithfully and took an active part as long as his health permitted. Although he was never married, he took much interest in children. His concern and future vision for his three sisters will long be remembered. Funeral services were conducted May 29, by I. W. Royer at the home and by A. J. Steiner, Alva Wengerd, and Stanford Mumaw at the church. Interment was made in the cemetery at the Pleasant View Church.
Gerber Delvin Emmanuel, youngest son of Jacob P. and the late Lydia Gerber, was born near Kidron, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1910; met instant death in an automobile accident at Bowling Green, Ohio, May 29, 1949: aged 38 y. 5 m. 18 d. The accident occurred en route to Goshen College where the family planned to visit several nephews. On June 19, 1938, he was married to Esther Sommer, of Kidron, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Lowell and Keith), his father, one sister and 4 brothers (Della Mrs. Albert J. Amstutz and Nathan, Dalton, Ohio; Sylvan, Massillon, Ohio: Gilbert, Berne, Ind.; and Oswin, Kidron, Ohio). His mother and a nephew preceded him in death. In his youth he became a Christian and joined the Mennonite church, serving faithfully until death. In 1938 he attended a six-week Bible course at Goshen College. His talents were used for the cause of Christ in such activities as church chorister, Y.P.B.M. committee, summer Bible school board, and Sunday-school teacher. He was a loving husband and father. His friendly disposition endeared him to children and adults. Funeral services were held June 1 at the home and at the Kidron Church, with Reuben Hofstetter and Isaac Zuercher in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Grabill Oliver, son of Ephraim and Catherine (Christophel) Grabill, was born May 23, 1891, at Cullom, Ill.; died of a heart attack at Fremont, Mich., at the home of a sister, May 12, 1949; aged 57 y. 11 m. 19 d. Surviving are 2 brothers and 4 sisters (Phoebe Mrs. Frank Sampson, and Ansel, Fremont, Mich.; Ray, Minnie Mrs. Jacob Allers, and Sadie Mrs. George Dunham, White Cloud, Mich.; and Goldie, Grand Rapids, Mich.) Funeral services were held at the Big Prairie Church on May 5 by Claud C. Culp and T. U. Nelson.
Herr Harry F. Herr was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 22, 1870; passed away at his home in Providence Twp., Lancaster Co., May 18, 1949, after a four-week illness; aged 79 y. 1 m. 26 d. He was a lifelong resident of Lancaster Co., and was a member and trustee of the Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church. He served as Sunday-school superintendent for quite a number of years. His wife (Mary Emma Brubaker Herr) preceded him in death on April 8, 1949. Dec. 21, 1948, they had celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary. Surviving are 9 children (Clara, at home; Ada, Quarryville, Pa.; Mary Mrs. Henry R. Hess, Willow Street, Pa.; Florence Mrs. Jerome H. Rhoads, and Martha Mrs. Grable S. Herr, both of Quarryville; Harry T., Lancaster, Pa.; Walter, Atglen, Pa.; Anna Mrs. John K. Hostetter, Quarryville; and Ruth Mrs. J. Landis Kreider, New Providence, Pa.), a foster son (John S. Brodhecker, of Virginia), 16 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held May 21 at the home, in charge of A. D. Metzler, and at the New Providence Mennonite Church, in charge of Paul B. Myer and Clayton L. Keener. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Herr Mary Emma, daughter of the late Tobias and Fannie (Groff) Brubaker, was born in Providence Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., June 24, 1873; passed away at her home on April 8, 1949, after several years' illness; aged 75 y. 9 m. 15 d. On Dec. 21, 1892, she was united in marriage to Harry F. Herr, who followed her in death on May 18, 1949. Surviving are 7 daughters and 2 sons (Clara, at home; Mary Mrs. Henry R. Hess, Willow Street, Pa.; Ada, Florence Mrs. Jerome H. Rhodes, Anna Mrs. John K. Hostetter, and Martha Mrs. Grable S. Herr, all of Quarryville, Pa.; Harry T., Lancaster, Pa.; Walter, Atglen, Pa.; and Ruth - Mrs. J. Landis Kreider, New Providence, Pa.), one foster son (John Brodhecker, Fort Eustis, Va.), 16 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. She shared her home with an invalid sister for twenty-eight years. She was a faithful remember of the Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted April 11 at the home by Abraham D. Metzler and at the New Providence Mennonite Church by Clayton L. Keener and Paul B. Myer. Text: Phil. 1:21. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hoover Phoebe, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Schmitt) Hallman, was born near New Dundee, Waterloo Co., Ont., April 12, 1876; passed from this life May 27, 1949, in the Hamilton, Ont., Hospital; aged 73 y. 1 m. 15 d. Death followed several days after a severe fall, the shock of which her heart was not able to bear. She was the wife of Abraham Erwin Hoover, of Selkirk, Ont., who predeceased her Jan. 1, 1948. Surviving are 3 children (Barbara Mrs. A. Lewis Fretz, Selkirk; Vernice, and Mary Mrs. Arthur Dawson, also of Selkirk), 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Sarah Mrs. Josiah Cassel, New Dundee, Ont.; and Lucinda Mrs. Ephraim Snider, Kitchener, Ont.), and 4 brothers (Peter, Plattsville, Ont.; Ephraim, New Dundee, Ont.; Eli, Tuleta, Tex.; and Riley, Toronto, Ont.). She was devoted to her family and was highly esteemed as a Christian neighbor. Her home was always open to her many friends. She was an appreciated member of the Rainham Mennonite Church and took an active part in the work of the church, especially in the work of the Mission Circle. For a number of years in her earlier life she taught a Sunday-school class. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Rainham church on May 30, conducted by S. F. Coffman, assisted by Earl Sider and Willis Yoder. Text: I Thess. 4:14. Interment was made in the Rainham Cemetery.
Overlease James Edward Overlease, of Wakarusa, Ind., was born at Middlebury, Ind., Jan. 12, 1880; died at a convalescent home near Bristol, Ind., May 24, 1949; aged 69 y. 4 m. 12 d. About two months before his death he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour; his desire was that he might live to testify to his friends of the saving grace of Christ. He united with the Mennonite church but was never able to attend services after his conversion. Funeral services were conducted at the Lienhart Funeral Home on May 26 by D. A. Yoder. Burial was made in the Noffsinger Cemetery west of Jamestown, Ind.
Richardson Zacchaeus Richardson was born in 1877 in Richland Co., near Richland Center, Wis.; died May 18, 1949, at the Middle River State Hospital of tuberculosis. In October, 1946, he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Sheldon Mennonite Church, Sheldon, Wis. His last testimony was an expression of his faith in God and his desire and readiness to leave this world. He was a firm believer in the power of prayer. Surviving are 2 sisters, some nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Sheldon Church on May 15 by D. L. Martin, B. B. King, and Leroy Schrock. Burial was made in the Sheldon Cemetery.
Stutzman Daniel, son of Peter and Druzilla Stutzman, was born near Chappell, Nebr., Sept. 14, 1888; died in St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit Lakes, Minn., May 7, 1949; aged 60 y. 7 m. 23 d. He had been confined to the hospital for a number of weeks, suffering from diabetes and complications, which finally caused his death. From his youth he was a member of the Mennonite church, in which faith he died. He was resigned and ready to go, when he realized the end of his life on earth was near. On Dec. 14, 1911, he was married to Rena Stutzman, of Milford, Nebr. They lived near Wood River, Nebr., until 1944, when they moved to their recent residence near Detroit Lakes, Minn. Surviving are his wife, 5 children (Alice Mrs. J. W. Wenger, Detroit Lakes; Florence Mrs. Harold Schweitzer, Cairo, Nebr.; Vernice Mrs. Ezra Erb, Mary Mrs. W. I. King, and Rudy, all of Detroit Lakes), 2 sisters (Mrs. Laura Gascho and Mrs. Aaron Stutzman, Cairo, Nebr.), and 10 grandchildren. His parents, 3 sisters, one brother, one son, and 4 grandchildren preceded him in death. As a husband and father he was kind and considerate in providing for the welfare of his family. Funeral services were conducted at the Lake Region Mennonite Church by E. D. Hershberger and J. C. Gingerich. Text: Rom. 8:28. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder Mabel Mary, daughter of Sol and Sadie (Mast) Kauffman, was born near Millersburg, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1900; died at her home, near Streetsboro, Ohio, May 20, 1949; aged 48 y. 6 m. 9 d. Death followed a long siege of illness, during which she suffered intense pain for many months. On June 16, 1926, she was married to Leland S. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 brothers (Fred, Shreve, Ohio; Chester and Mast, Millersburg, Ohio) and 5 sisters (Mrs. Lee Nafziger, Crystal Springs, Kans.; Verna and Ruth of Millersburg; Mrs. Clarence Hostetler, Aurora, Ohio; and Mrs. John Hershberger, Sugarcreek, Ohio). Her parents and one sister preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Mennonite church at Martins Creek, later transferring her membership to the Plain View congregation, where she was a faithful member until death. As long as health permitted she attended church services and also helped in the sewing circle work. Funeral services were held at the Plain View Church, in charge of Eugene Yoder ad Elmer Stoltzfus.
Yoder Mary, daughter of the late Christ and Anna (Swartz) Neuhouser, was born in Allen Co., Ind., May 17, 1870; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Clarence Graber), Stryker, Ohio, May 5, 1949; aged 78 y. 11 m. 18 d. On Jan. 21, 1892, she was united in marriage to Solomon Yoder, who passed away Nov, 3, 1914. Her parents, 2 sons (Nelson and Willie), and 7 brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 daughters (Jeanetta Mrs. Elmer Short, Toledo, Ohio; Anna Mrs. Edward Beck, Pluma Mrs. Sylvan Short, Katy Mrs. Joseph L. Short., Archbold, Ohio; Wilma Mrs. Clarence Graber, Stryker, Ohio; and Martha Mrs. Peter A. Leichty, Grabill, Ind.), one son (Lawrence, Auburn, Ind.), 25 grandchildren. 21 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters (Mrs. Crist Yoder, Mrs. Jonas Schlatter, Mrs. Katie Lederman, Mrs. John Leichty, and Mrs. Leah Smead), and many other relatives and friends. In her early years she united with the church and was a charter member of the Leo congregation. She was a truly devoted Christian mother. Many friends, neighbors, and relatives will remember her kindnesses. She never missed church services when her health permitted her to attend. Funeral services were held May 8 at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Peter Leichty), Grabill. Ind., and at the Leo Church by S. J. Miller and Wyse Graber. Burial was made in the Yagy Cemetery.
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Beckler Perry, son of Peter and Lavina (Stutzman) Beckler, was born at Milford, Nebr.. April 30, 1906; died June 16, 1949; aged 43 y. 1 m. 16 d. He died suddenly of a heart attack while driving his ear to Iowa City, where he was employed. As an infant he moved with his parents from Milford to Wood River, Nebr., where he resided until 1936, when the family moved to Johnson Co., Iowa. At the time of his death they lived at Tiffin, Iowa. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church at Wood River. He was very fond of singing. He was deeply concerned for the welfare of his family. In 1928 he was married to Velma Bawel, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Iona, Cleo Morris, Perry Faye, Rosalie, and Elmer Le Roy), 4 brothers (Aaron, Wellman, Iowa; Ira, Albany, Oreg.; Enos, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Sidney, Abbott, Nebr.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Ben Hochstetler, South English, Iowa; Mrs. John Stoltzfus, Wellman, Iowa; Mrs. Orrie Hochstetler, Sharon, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. His mother preceded him in death Sept. 4, 1932, and his father on Jan. 3, 1948. Five children died in infancy. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Church on June 20, in charge of George S. Miller, Norman Hobbs, and Henry Kuhns. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Bolen - George Norman Bolen was born in Redstone Twp., Fayette Co., Pa., Dec. 31, 1930; passed away after a lingering illness of cancer and tuberculosis, at the Fayette Co. Home, near Masontown, Pa., June 22, 1949; aged 58 y. 5 m. 22 d. On April 18, 1949, he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized at the home of his nephew in Grindstone, Pa. Following his baptism he made his home with his sister (Mrs. Mary Thomas), near Masontown, Pa., and five days preceding his death was placed in the county home. His wife (Laura) predeceased him. Surviving is one sister. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his sister by Paul M. Roth. Interment was made in the Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.
Transcriber's note: Given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.
Campbell Anderson, son of R. L. and Sabra Campbell, was born at Doeville, Tenn.. March 30, 1896; passed away June 1, 1949; aged 53 y. 2 m. 1 d. Surviving are his wife (Zelda), 4 sons (J. C., Lewisville, Pa.; D. R., Avondale, Pa.; Hoover and Claude, at home), one daughter (Thelma, at home), his aged parents, and many other relatives and friends. On May 1, 1949, he and his wife were received into the Media Mennonite Church, Oxford, Pa., upon confession of faith. Funeral services were held June 8 at his late home, Oxford, Pa., by Calvin S. Kennel. at the Media Chapel by Isaac G. Kennel; on June 5 at the home of his parents, Bristol, Tenn., and at the Campbell Cemetery, Doeville, Tenn., by William Jennings and James Buchanan of the Doe Valley Baptist Church.
Eby Ella B.. daughter of Josiah and Cora (Shirk) Book, was born Nov. 23, 1887, in East Drumore Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at her home in Soudersburg, Pa., May 23, 1949; aged 61 y. 6 m. On Nov. 30, 1910, she was married to Ira M. Eby. They lived near Leaman Place until December, 1948, when they moved to Soudersburg. Pa. Having accepted Christ in her youth, she became a member of the Mennonite Church. At the time of her death she held her membership in the Paradise Mennonite Church and was active in the Sunday school there until she became ill. She was a gentle, loving wife and mother, always displaying cheerful patience, even during the last weeks of her life when she suffered much. Surviving are her husband, 7 children (Lloyd M., Ronks. Pa.; Clair B., Gordonville, Pa.; Marian L. Mrs. John S Wenger, Witmer, Pa.; Paul H., Cochranville, Pa.; Willis B., Soudersburg, Pa.; Ellen R. Mrs. Harold F. Shearer, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Alma E., at home), 13 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Clyde B. Herr, Drexel Hill, Pa.; Anna M. Book, Quarryville, Pa.; and Mrs. Phoebe Harding, Mt. Bethel, Pa.), a stepmother (Mrs. Mattie Book, Willow Street, Pa.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. A younger sister (Mrs. Clara Rhoads) preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Paradise Church by Martin R. Hershey, Ira J. Buckwalter, and Amos W. Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Jutzi Fannie, daughter of the late Christian and Leah (Zehr) Gascho, was born Aug. 31, 1879, near Wellesley, Ont.; passed away March 19, 1949, after an illness of almost five years; aged 69 y. 6 m. 19 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Wilmot Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Sept. 19, 1917, she was united in marriage to Jacob B. Jutzi, who passed away Nov. 28, 1987. She was a resident of Baden, Ont., for twenty-five years, later making her home with her daughter (Ada). Surviving are one daughter (Ada Mrs. Stanley Erb, Tavistock, Ont., 4 stepchildren (Saloma Mrs. Christ Zehr, Samuel, Emerson, and Alvin, all of Baden, Ont.), 11 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Lydia and Mrs. N. M. Steinman, Baden, Ont.; Mrs. Sam Steinman. New Hamburg, Ont.), one brother (Emanuel, Kitchener, Ont.). Funeral services were held March 22 at the home of her daughter by Joel Swartzentruber and at the Steinman Church, near Baden, by Moses O. Jantzi and Elmer Swartzendruber. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Keagy - Abraham G., son of John H. and Susan (Dombach) Keagy, was born July 13, 1870; passed away at the place of his birth, May 21, 1949; aged 78 y. 10 m. 8 d. He lived his entire life in the same community. On March 18, 1893, he was united in marriage to Eleanor Zumbrum, who preceded him in death Jan. 29, 1947. One son and 2 daughters also predeceased him. Surviving are 5 children (Effie Mrs. Allen Frey, Bertha Mrs. Cleason Forry, Lottie Mrs. Walter Whisler, John W., and Abraham Grant, Jr., all of Hanover, Pa.), 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one foster son (Clarence Jesberg), one brother (Joseph, Hanover. Pa.), and one sister (Mrs. Ida B. Entrekin, York, Pa.). After the death of his wife he made his home with his daughter (Lottie). He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, serving as a Sunday-school teacher and in other activities of the church for many years. Funeral services were held May 24 at the home and at the Hanover Mennonite Church, with Richard Danner, Harvey Grove, and Amos Shank in charge. Text: Eccl. 9:2. Burial was made in the York Road Cemetery.
Long Anna L., daughter of Abraham and Mary (Lesher) Horst, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Nov. 8, 1858; died at her home in Chambersburg, May 21, 1949; aged 90 y. 6 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to David D. Long, who preceded her in death ten years ago. For many years she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Chambersburg, and was the oldest member of that congregation. Surviving are 9 children (Cora N., at home; C. Norman, Sterling, Ill.; Viola Mrs. Henry Lehman, Alma Mrs. Harry Lehman, both of Chambersburg, Pa.; Ezra, Sterling. Ill.; Ira, Long Beach, Calif.; Rhoda Mrs. Lloyd Ebersole, Menno, and Reuel, all of Sterling), 31 grandchildren, and 56 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Nannie Laurenda) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Church on May 25, conducted by Harold L. Hunsecker and Harvey E. Shank. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller Samuel L., son of Samuel S. and Lydia J. Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 21, 1889; passed away at the Jane Case Hospital. Delaware, Ohio, May 16, 1949; aged 59 y. 4 m. 25 d. Death resulted from hemorrhage caused by ulcers. On Oct. 28, 1915, he was united in marriage to Susan H. Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are 7 daughters (Marian, Stark Co., Ohio; Edna, Plain City, Ohio; Lydia, Minnesota; Anne, Erma, Martha, Alta, all of the home community), 14 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Jerry, Henry, Emanuel, and Joe), 3 sisters (Martha, Sivinia, and Mary Ann), and a large number of other relatives. One daughter and 3 sons (Alva, Vernon, Alma, and Henry) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the United Bethel Conservative A. M. Church, Plain City, Ohio, by Harry Stutzman, Moses Swartzentruber, and Andrew Farmwald. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Newcomer Sarah R., daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth Witmer, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 26, 1869; passed away at her home in Salunga, Pa., April 3, 1949; aged 79 y. 4 m. 7 d. Death, caused by a heart attack, followed unexpectedly as she was improving after a seventeen-day illness of pleurisy. On Sept. 6, 1906, she was united in marriage to Jacob W. Newcomer at their home, Salunga, Pa. Surviving are her husband, one daughter (Martha Mrs. Christian E. Charles, at home), 4 stepchildren (Elmer B. Newcomer, Salunga; Barbara Mrs. Charles Hoffman, Lititz, Pa.; Alice Mrs. W. E. McMinn, Ashland, Oreg.; and Oscar B. Newcomer, Salunga), 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 brothers (Noah S., Manheim, Pa.; Jacob S., Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Peter S., Florin, Pa.), and 3 sisters (Elizabeth and Ellen, Salunga, Pa.; and Mrs. Martin Ebersole, Manheim, Pa.). At the age of twenty she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. She was always busy lending a helping hand, making garments, patching, and quilting, for the needy. Funeral services, held April 6 at the Salunga Mennonite Church, where she had attended services regularly, were in charge of Henry E. Lutz, Christian Frank, and Barton Gehman. Texts: Ps. 121; 23; Phil. 3:21; 4:5. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Nolt Michael M., son of the late Michael and Magdalena Nolt, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 8, 1867; died May 21, 1949; aged 82 y. 2 m. 13 d. He was blessed with good health until about a year before his death, when he suffered a heart attack. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Weaverland (Old) Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member until death. His first wife (Lizzie W. Horst Nolt) preceded him in death Dec. 19, 1943; his second wife is Emma Sensenig Nolt. Surviving are 5 daughters and 2 sons (Lena Mrs. Mahlon M. Weaver, Kinzers, Pa.; Jacob, New Holland, Pa.; Lavina Mrs. Noah Rissler, Gap, Pa.; Anna Mrs. Harry Weaver, Ephrata, Pa.; Harry and Mary Mrs. Ivan Herr, New Holland, Pa.; Lydia Mrs. Levi Witmer, Terre Hill, Pa.). Five children preceded him in death. Funeral services were held May 25 at the home by Noah Zimmerman, at the Weaverland Church by Joseph Hostetter and Joseph Weaver, and at the cemetery by John B. Weaver. Text: II Tim. 4:6,7.
Norris Charles Henry, son of James J. and Elizabeth (Luke) Norris, was born in Delhi, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1874; died at the home of his daughter (Anna), Lowville, N. Y., May 10, 1949; aged 74 y. 8 m. 22 d. On April 21, 1904, at New Bremen, N. Y., he was married to Elizabeth Beller, who preceded him in death Feb. 27, 1948. One son (Daniel Luke) also predeceased him. Surviving are 2 daughters (Anna Mrs. Daniel Zehr, Lowville; and Viola Mrs. Louis Stanford, Copenhagen, N. Y.), 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one brother (John, Lowville). He was a member of the Croghan, N. Y., Conservative A. M. Church and was a concrete worker by trade. Because of ill health he and his wife had moved to the home of their daughter and son-in-law in September, 1947. Funeral services were held May 13 at the home and at the Croghan Church. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Shetler William Homer, son of the late Lewis and Lydia (Nafzinger) Shetler, was born near Davidsville, Pa.; died at his home May 20, 1949, of a lingering nerve disease; aged 63 y. Surviving are his wife (Lydia Kauffman Shetler), 7 children (Melba Mrs. Leon Umble, Sadsburyville, Pa.; Martha Mrs. Isaac Glick, Lancaster, Pa.; Vernon, Rock Falls, Ill.; Beatrice Mrs. Warren Miller, Atglen, Pa.; Frances Mrs. Ralph Stoltzfus, Parkesburg, Pa.; Erma and Emma, at home), 12 grandchildren, one sister (Mary Shenk, Atglen, Pa.), 2 brothers (Jacob L. and Daniel L. both of Hollsopple, Pa.), and many friends. One daughter (Dorcas) died in infancy. He had been ill for about fifteen years, but bore it all very patiently. In his youth he accepted Christ. He was a faithful Christian father and husband, active in church work and diligent in business, a member of the Millwood Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Church, Atglen, Pa., May 23, by Reuben Stoltzfus, Abner Stoltzfus, and Sanford Shetler. Text: Eccl. 9:1. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Yoder Gilbert Lee, son of Moses J. and Verba Yoder, was born July 31, 1947, in Reno Co.. Kans.; passed away May 24, 1949, at his home near Hutchinson, Kans.; aged 1 y. 9 m. 24 d. His mother had just called him and his brother and sister. They answered from their play, near the house. Very soon followed the cries of his sister saying that he had fallen into the swollen river. The body was recovered, but all efforts to revive him failed. Besides his parents, a brother (Harold) and a sister (Karen), 8 grandparents and many other relatives survive. He was an active, affectionate child. His death was a shock and a warning to the community. Funeral services were held at the Yoder Mennonite Church on May 27. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Conrad Peter H., son of Christian and Verena (Graber) Conrad, was born in Canton Bern, Switzerland, Sept. 29, 1874; passed away in the community of Gardena, near East Peoria, Ill., June 15, 1949; aged 74 y. 8 m. 17 d. He spent his boyhood days in Switzerland, and came to this country at the age of eleven; with his parents he settled in Wayne Co., Ohio. There he grew to manhood, and there he accepted Christ as his Saviour, uniting with the Mennonite Church. On Dec. 20, 1898, he married Amelia Orendorff at Flanagan, Ill. They lived in the communities of Flanagan, Ill.; Wood River, Nebr.; and Wayland, Iowa, before moving back to Illinois in December, 1931. He was engaged in farming and later in factory work. In 1934 he and his wife moved to the Gardena community, near East Peoria, where he gave his testimony for his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by joyful, exemplary Christian living, and personal witnessing at every turn. His membership was transferred by letter to the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church in 1932. There he loved to worship; there he labored to bring others to salvation in Christ. There he was ever a faithful servant of God, and truly a pillar in the church. For nearly three years the Lord lovingly and miraculously spared his life, which was imperiled by a severe heart condition. The Lord permitted him to enjoy and participate in many of the services and activities of the church, even in these recent months and years. God called him while he and his pastor were visiting in the home of a friend in the community, explaining to this friend the way of salvation. There he passionately gave what was his last earthly witness and testimony to the marvel of God's grace and salvation. His last breath was given in the service of the Lord. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Harvey, Sterling, Ill.; and Maynard, East Peoria, Ill.), 4 daughters (Verna Mrs. Albert Litwiller, Morton, Ill.; Luella Mrs. Ivan Good, Rantoul, Ill.; Elma Mrs. Wayne Tarvin, Dewey, Ill.; and Wilda Mrs. Robert McGinnis, Goodfield, Ill.), 3 brothers (J. D. and C. M., Sterling, Ill; and Jacob, Venus, Calif.), 2 sisters (Mary Mrs. Dan Good and Lena, both of Sterling. Ill.), 22 grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Three children (Arthur, an infant, Mabel Mrs. Howard Staker, and Melvin), 3 sisters, and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted on June 18 at the Pleasant Hill Church by Roy D. Roth, assisted by Paul A. Friesen, Ezra B. Yordy, and J. N. Kaufman. Text: Phil. 1:21. Interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Tremont, Ill.
Fortner Martha Rozella, daughter of Benjamin and Veronica Shoemaker, was born in Covington, Ohio, Aug. 20, 1857; departed from this life on June 4, 1949, after a lingering illness; aged 91 y. 9 m. 14 d. On Nov. 25, 1879 she was married to John V. Fortner, who preceded her in death, as did also one son (Ellis) and 3 brothers (.J. S., George, and Clinton). Surviving are 5 children (Almon, Dakota, Ill, Mrs. Fanny Gramley, Mrs. Ollie Pfile, Mrs. Edna Smith, all of Lancaster Twp., Ill.; and Mrs. Orpha Detwiler, Leonard, Mo.), one sister (Mrs. Emma Meck, Rensselaer, Ind.), 26 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren. A two-year-old child (Vernon Shellenberger) was received into her home to be nurtured in the way of thy Lord, which nurturing continued until he left home in his latter teens to attend school at Hesston. He passed away four years ago. She was a kind and affectionate mother and was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever opportunity afforded and as long as strength was given her. She was an active member of the Freeport Mennonite Church, having served many years as the deaconess. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. William Pfile, Freeport, Ill., where she passed away, and at the Freeport Mennonite Church, conducted by Howard Zehr, assisted by A. C. Good.
Gascho Mattie, daughter of the late Nicholas L. Roth and Anna Diener, was born near Tavistock, Ont., May 24, 1859; passed away at her home, near Pigeon, Mich., June 12, 1949; aged 90 y. 18 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and affiliated with the Conservative Mennonite Church. She was interested in the welfare of the church and much concerned that all should live and work for eternity. On Feb. 10, 1885, she was united in marriage to Joseph Swartzendruber, of Tavistock, Ont. To this union were born 4 daughters (Anna Mrs. William Neuhauser, Pigeon, Mich.; Sarah Mrs. Noah Gingerich, New Hamburg, Ont.; Barbara Mrs. Christ Wagler, Shakespeare, Ont.; and Mary, who predeceased her in infancy). On Jan. 23, 1894, she was united in marriage to John S. Gascho, of Zurich, Ont. To this union were born 4 children (Lydia Mrs. Jacob D. Swartzendruber and Nicholas, Pigeon, Mich.; Eli, Wabash, Ind.; and Ezra, who predeceased her on May 16, 1943). Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Roes, Bruner, Ont.; Mrs. Lizzie Kropp, New Hamburg, Ont.; Fanny Mrs. Dan Jutzi, Tavistock, Ont.), and one brother (Chriss, Bright, Ont.). One sister (Mrs. Anna King) and 2 brothers (Nicholas and Daniel) predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the Pigeon River Conservative Church on June 15, conducted by Earl Maust and Emanuel Swartzendruber. Interment was made in the church cemetery near by.
Gusler George Carwin, son of John and Sara Gusler, was born in Paulding Co., Ohio, April 21, 1881; died at his home, Fairview, Mich., June 20, 1949; aged 68 y. 1 m. 29 d. In 1894 he moved to Oscoda Co., Mich., with his parents. In 1909 he was married to Amelia Bushman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Kenneth, Midland, Mich.; Basel, Norman, Melvin, and Gilbert, Fairview, Mich.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Sheridan Rhoads, Comins, Mich.; Mrs. Jess Miller, Fairview; and Luetta, at home), 4 brothers (Claud, Fairview, Mich.; Earl, Canton, Ohio; Lester, Hubbard Lake, Mich.; and Merle, Comins, Mich.), one sister (Mrs. Marie Hunsberger, Fairview), 23 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One brother (Jay) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held June 23, in charge of Menno Esch. Text: Heb. 9:27,28. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery;
Hardy Martha W. Hardy was born Feb. 22, 1902; passed away at the Fayette Co. Home, near Masontown, Pa.. June 13, 1949; aged 47 y. 3 m. 21 d. For nearly twenty years she was an invalid, confined to a wheel chair. Death resulted from infection in a broken hip. She was married to William Hardy, who survives. Also surviving is one daughter (Myrtle Mrs. John Thorpe, Smithfield, Pa.). Three years ago she reconsecrated her life to the Lord and was happy and patient through all her affliction. Funeral services were conducted at the Burhan Funeral Home, Dunbar, Pa., by Paul M. Roth. Interment was made in the community cemetery.
Harsharger Mattie C., daughter of Jonas and Mary (Yerger) Harshbarger, was born near Mattawana, Pa., Oct. 14, 1874; died at her home in Mattawana Feb. 10, 1949; aged 74 y. 3 m. 27 d. Her parents, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 brothers (Moses and Harry, Mattawana, Pa.; and David, Mishawaka, Ind.). In 1895 she accepted her Saviour, was baptized and received as a member of the Mattawana Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member, interested in the Sunday school and church. She was seldom absent unless illness kept her away. She was a member of the sewing circle and was a kind neighbor and friend, always ready to help in time of sickness or need. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at the home and at the Mattawana Church, conducted by Raymond Peachey and Milo Yoder. Interment was made in the Hartzler Cemetery.
Hartman Daniel William, son of Edwin and Mildred Hartman, Elida, Ohio, was born May 16, 1949; departed from this life after a few hours. Graveside services were conducted at the Pike Cemetery by Elmer E. Yoder.
Hofstetter Elizabeth, daughter of John and Anna (Schwartz) Kratzer, was born on a farm north of Kidron, Ohio, Jan. 31, 1886; died June 10, 1949, at the family home south of Dalton, Ohio; aged 63 y. 4 m. 10 d. Although she had been in failing health for some time, she was up and around until the day of her death. On Feb. 27, 1913, she was united in marriage to Abraham C. Hofstetter, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (George, Dalton, Ohio; Walter, Orrville, Ohio; Luella Mrs. Clarence Nussbaum, Dalton; Clayton, Frances Mrs. Paul Gerber, and Elrena Mrs. Chester Lehman, all at home), 12 grandchildren, 3 brothers (John, Orrville, Ohio; Daniel, Canton, Ohio; and Fred, Dalton, Ohio), one sister (Mary Mrs. Noah J. Lehman, Orrville), and many other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and joined the Mennonite Church. For a number of years she had perfect attendance at Sunday-school and church services. She sincerely and deeply loved her children and grandchildren and was loved in return. She had a sincere interest in all people and enjoyed visiting with them. In her family she was a strong pillar, to whom her companion and children looked for strength and guidance. Funeral services were held June 13 at the home and at the Kidron Church, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, Allen Bixler, and Isaac Zuercher. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Honsaker Solomon J., son of the late John and Elizabeth (Johnson) Honsaker, was born in Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., Pa., Dec. 24, 1852; died at his home near Masontown, Pa., June 5, 1949; aged 96 y. 5 m. 11 d. He served the Lord and the church with renewed vigor and zeal during the last twenty years of his life; he was confined to his home because of physical infirmities the last fifteen years. Although his body became weaker, his mind was clear to the last. Church historians found in him a source of valuable and interesting information relative to the early work of the Mennonite Church in the Masontown community. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Hayes and Nicholson, at home), one daughter (Pearl, Uniontown, Pa.), 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Masontown Mennonite Church, in charge of Paul M. Roth. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Knicely Jay Lowell, son of Frank S. and Ruby (Burkholder) Knicely, was born at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., June 8, 1949; died June 9, 1949; aged 1 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Freddie Joe), and 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joe Knicely and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Burkholder). Graveside services were held at the Weaver church cemetery by Harold Eshleman.
Miller Tobias Miller was born April 22, 1925; died June 13, 1949; aged 24 y. 1 m. 21 d. Surviving are his mother, 4 sisters and 2 brothers, 4 nephews and 5 nieces, 2 grandmothers and 2 grandfathers, and many other relatives and friends. His father preceded him in death in December, 1943. In 1948 he transferred his membership from the Old Order Amish to the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. He took keen interest in the church and was a faithful church attendant as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Emma Mennonite Church, in charge of O. S. Hostetler and Ira S. Johns. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery in Clearspring Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind.
Noftsier James Paul, son of Romeyn and Laura (Moser) Noftsier, was born April 30, 1928; died at the Lewis Co., General Hospital, Lowville, N.Y., June 13, 1949; aged 21 y. 1 m. 13 d. At the age of sixteen he united with the Amish Church, remaining a faithful member until death. Surviving are his parents, 6 brothers, 5 sisters, a number of other relatives and many friends. At the age of eleven he suffered from rheumatic fever, which left him with a defective heart. For the last seven months he had been failing in health but bore his illness patiently. His dying testimony was, "I am not afraid to die." Funeral services were held June 15 at the home of his parents by Elias Zehr and at the Croghan meeting house in charge of Lloyd Boshart and Allen Gingerich, concluding with services at the grave by Elias Zehr.
Rediger Donald Jay, son of Dallas and Ruth (Sutter) Rediger, was born at the memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, June 16, 1949; died June 18, 1949; aged 2 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Ronald Ray, his twin. and Gary), and 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Minnie Sutter, Wayland, Iowa; and Mrs. Lavina Rediger, of Nebraska). Funeral services were held June 19 at the funeral home in Wayland, conducted by Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty. Interment was made in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
Schmidt Fred A., son of Peter D. and Lena Schmidt, was born near Pawnee Rock, Kans., Sept. 10, 1893; passed from this life Jun. 12, 1949, at the St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kans.; aged 55 y. 9 m. 2 d. In 1912 he moved to Kiowa Co., Kans., where he resided until his departure. On Feb. 24, 1915, he was united in marriage to Edith Wadel, who passed away May 18, 1948. One daughter (Alta Mae) preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 children (Leland, Beuna Mrs. Paul Unruh, Ruby Mrs. Laverne Koehn; Marjorie Mrs. Dennis Unruh, and Freddie), his mother, 3 brothers (Louis, Haviland, Kans.; Chester, Pawnee Rock, Kans.; and Bennie, Great Bend, Kans.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Fred Dirks, Larned, Kans.; Mrs. O. A. Siebert, Salina, Kans.;. and Mrs. Gilbert Marteney, Hutchinson, Kans.). He and his wife accepted Christ in 1926, later uniting with the Calvary Mennonite Church, Greensburg, Kans., of which he was a member until death. For the last year he did not enjoy good health and the last months of his life he had much pain and suffering. Throughout these trying days he found the Lord very precious and near to him; he had a clear testimony of faith and trust until he died. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Church on June 16, with E. M. Yost in charge.
Shenk Elmer J., son of Isaac S. and Jane (Smith) Shenk, was born near Cherry Grove, Va., Jan. 18, 1884; passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home, Pottstown, Pa., May 27, 1949; aged 65 y. 4 m. 9 d. At the age of about two years he moved to Elida, Ohio, where in 1904 he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. On Jan. 1, 1905, he was married to Ina Swartz. In 1920 they moved to Spring City, Pa., living there eight years, after which they returned to Elida. In 1939 they moved to Pennsylvania, living there until the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Waneta Mrs. William Hunsberger, Arvilla Mrs. Amos Bechtel), 2 sons Isaac and Wilmer), 11 grandchildren, his stepmother (Sophia Shenk), 6 half brothers and 4 half sisters (Jacob, Ira, Otho, Ras, Noah, Timothy, Mrs. Irvin Diller, and Mrs. John Cusick, all of Elida; Mrs. S. J. Powell, Denbigh, Va.; and Mrs. Peter Straman, Barrean Beach, Mich.). Funeral services were held May 31 at the home by Abram Metz and at the Vincent Mennonite Church by Amos and Jacob Kolb. Text: I Sam. 20:3. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stutzman Mary Beth, daughter of Clarence D. and Ethel (Jantzi) Stutzman, was born m the Lutheran Hospital, Grand Island, Nebr., June 11, 1949; died the same day. Surviving are her parents, 4 sisters (Loretta, Thelma, Merna, Phyllis), 2 brothers (Paul and Ralph), and her maternal grandmother (Mrs. Mary Jantzi). Funeral services were held June 14 at the Wood River Mennonite Cemetery, in charge of Alvin Gascho.
Will Aaron, son of the late David and Sarah (Geistweit) Will, was born March 27, 1869; passed away at his home in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., June 13, 1949; aged 80 y. 2 m. 16 d. On May 1, 1892, he was married to Martha Shirey, who preceded him in death April 11, 1943. Forty years ago he and his companion accepted Christ as their personal Saviour and united with the Landisville Mennonite Church, holding to the Christian faith until death. Three years ago his eyesight and his general health began to fail; in February, 1949, he suffered a stroke which left him unable to walk, and on May 31 he became bedfast. He often expressed his desire to leave this world and go home. Surviving are 5 children (Howard, Lancaster, Pa.: Elsie Mrs. Enos Eshbach, Millersville, Pa.; Mabel, at home; Daniel, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Norman, Florin, Pa.). Funeral services were held June 16 at the home and at the church, in charge of Barton Gehman and Christian Frank. Texts: Ps. 102:18-28; Job 5:17-27; Gen. 25:8-10. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church,
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Gingrich Simon, son of the late Joseph Gingrich, was born Dec. 19, 1871, in Elmira, Ont.; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital in Ontario after a lingering sickness, May 30, 1949; aged 77 y. 5 m. 11 d. On May 13, 1938, he was married to Hannah Rudy in Waterloo. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, 3 sons (Clement, Regina, Ont.; Winston, Galt, Ont.; Reynard, Toronto, Ont.), 2 daughters (Hope Mrs. Henry Bowman and Eloise Mrs. Wilton Near, both of Waterloo, Ont.), one brother (Solomon, Elvira, Ont.). 2 sisters (Mrs. Annie Cressman, New Hamburg, Ont.; Mrs. Levi Bowman, Elmira, Ont.), and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Burton Weber and J. B. Martin at the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo.
Good Emanuel E., son of Joel and Susanne (Huber) Good, was born in Versailles, Mo., April 11, 1879; died at his home in Sheridan, Oreg., May 30, 1949; aged 70 y. 1 m. 19 d. About the age of fifteen he united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. His seat in the church was seldom vacant. At the age of five he moved with his parents from Versailles, Mo., to Peabody, Kans., where he grew to manhood. On Jan. 1, 1901, he was united in marriage to Susan Elizabeth Hamilton, who preceded him in death in 1947. After living in Kansas for some time, they moved to New Mexico, and later to Oregon, where he spent the remainder of his life. Surviving are 8 children (Mary Goodman and Earl, Hillsboro, Oreg.; Tillman, Albany. Oreg.; David, Crabtree, Oreg.; Martha. Portland, Oreg.; Minnie, John, and Mabel, all of Sheridan, Oreg.), 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister (Mrs. S. G. Winey, Goshen. Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. One son (Paul Odessa) predeceased him in infancy. He was a loving and faithful father. Funeral services were conducted at the Sheridan Mennonite Church on June 2 by D. F. Shenk and Raymond Mishler. Text: Rev. 20:11-15. Interment was made in the Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery, with graveside services conducted by G. D. Shenk.
Hostetler Chancy M., son of Abram and Priscilla Hostetler, was born near Goshen, Ind., Aug. 10, 1870; passed away June 22, 1949, at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans. aged 78 y. 10 m. 12 d. For a number of years he suffered from hardening of the arteries of the brain. Death was caused by a recurrence of brain hemorrhage affecting the respiratory system. On Nov. 21, 1895, he was married to Emma Martin, Newton, Kans. Surviving a 4 children (Mabel Mrs. L. L. Knott, Crane, Mo.; Martin, Hesston, Kans.; Paul, Independence, Mo.; and Harry, Ontario, Oreg.), 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and brother (F. H. Hostetler, Nampa, Idaho). In the fall of 1884 he moved with his parents to McPherson Co., Kans., where he grew to manhood. At the age of seventeen he united with the West Liberty Mennonite Church. During the years in which he enjoyed good health he was interested in and active in church work. He was especially interested in Hesston College and Bible School and served on the local board for a number of years, making a valuable contribution to the early developments of the institution. Nearly thirteen years ago he retired from active work and moved to Hesston, where he was at home until the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Hesston College Chapel June 25 with Jess Kauffman in charge. Text Rev. 22:20,21. Burial was made in the Zimmerdale Cemetery.
Lehman George Frank, son of Jacob and Harriet (Haldman) Lehman, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., July 20, 1892; died May 24, 1949; aged 56 y. 10 m. 4 d. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage after more than a year's illness. At the age of fifteen he united with the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He served as a director of the South Londonderry Twp. School Board for sixteen years. On March 21, 1915. he was married to Jennie V. Longenecker, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Wayne P.; Alice E Gall, and Ruth L. Givens, all of Elizabethtown; Mahlon L., Glenn L., and Ammon L., at home), 3 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Agnes O. Fox, Hershey, Pa.; Mrs. Edna E. Shope, Middletown, Pa.; and Mrs. Mabel Smith, Mt. Joy, Pa.). One brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at his late home and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church by Clarence E. Lutz and Noah Risser. Text: II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial was made in the Sheaffer Mennonite Cemetery.
Lichti Sarah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leis, was born Sept. 27, 1904; died suddenly at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital in Ontario, June 3, 1949; aged 44 y. 8 m. 6 d. Feb. 20, 1924, she was married to Amos Lichti, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, one son (Wilbert), 6 daughters (Verna Mrs. Edward Girard, Bridgeport, Ont.; Mary, Selena, Erma, Lorraine, and Ruth), one grandchild, 6 brothers, and 6 sisters. Two sisters predeceased her. She was a Christian, a godly mother, and a faithful member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, in charge of Clare Shantz and J. B. Martin. Text: Heb. 13:14.
Moyer J. Warren, son of the late C. Warren and Annie B. Moyer, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., July 5, 1911; passed away in the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., April 30, 1949, after a few days' illness; aged 37 y. 9 m. 25 d. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. On Nov. 5, 1932, he was united in marriage to Miriam L. Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Kenneth, Carolyn, and Clare, all at home), 4 brothers (Granville, Ernest, Lester, and Stanley), 4 sisters (Viola, Mrs. Walter Hunsberger, Mrs. Elwood Halteman, and Pearl). In youth he accepted Christ and was received into the fellowship of the Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa., of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held May 4 at the Towamencin Church by Jacob M. Moyer and William B. Anders. Text: James 4:13,14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Redcay - Donald Richard, son of Harold M. and Elsie (Fenninger) Redcay, was born near Georgetown, Pa., Oct:. 5, 1945; died in New Providence, Pa., Twp., April 5, 1949; aged 3 y. 6 m. He died instantly when a heavy truck struck him while he was at play on the farm. Surviving are 2 brothers (Kenneth and Harold, Jr.). Funeral services were conducted by Elmer Martin at the home and by Clayton Keener and Floyd Eby at the New Providence Mennonite Church. Text: Mark 10:14. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Shaffer Thomas J., son of John and Gayle (Reed) Shaffer, was born in Pond Bank, Pa., Feb. 18, 1897; died at his home in Pond Bank July 10, 1949; aged 52 y. 4 m. 22 d. Death was caused by heart trouble. He confessed Christ a week before his death and was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church while in the Waynesboro Hospital. Surviving are his widow (Mrs. Sarah Black Shaffer), a daughter (Mrs. Clarence Miller, Chambersburg, Pa.), 3 sons (John and Thomas Jr., both at home; and Charles, also of Pond Bank), 5 sisters (Mrs. Kepler, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Calvin Mowery, Mrs. Adam Brown, Mrs. Chester Grooms, and Mrs. George Staley), 3 brothers (Felix, Samuel, and Joseph ), and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa., July 13 by Harvey E. Shank and Luke J. Shank. Interment was made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Mont Alto, Pa.
Schrock Lydia, daughter of John and Elizabeth Stevanus, was born June 26, 1869, in Somerset Co., Pa.; departed from this life May 19, 1949; aged 79 y. 10 m. 23 d. She was first married to Nathan W. Keim, who passed away March 5, 1923, and later to Christian Schrock, who passed away March 24, 1948. To the first union were born 2 sons and 6 daughters of whom 2 sons (Lawrence and William) and a daughter (Alice) preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 daughters (Mary Mrs. Herman Lepley, Meyersdale, Pa.; Mabel - Mrs. Thomas Tennefoss, Fentress, Va.; Ida Mrs. Raymond Cain, Norfolk, Va.; Amanda Mrs. Alex Gilbert, Portsmouth, Va.; Stella Mrs. Charles Hoyle, Cumberland, Md.), 34 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 2 stepdaughters, 4 stepsons, 31 stepgrandchildren, one great-step grandchild, and a large number of other relatives and friend. Funeral services were held at the Greenwood, Del., Conservative Church on May 20, in charge of Eli Swartzentruber and Resley Tressler, and at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Fentress, Va., on May 22 by Clayton Bergey and Amos Wenger. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder Thomas, son of John H. and Rhoda Yoder, was born at Bertrand, Nebr.; died in the community hospital, Rolette, N. Dak.. June 11, 1949; aged 53 y. 1 m. 15 d. On June 4 he underwent an operation for a ruptured appendix, from which he did not recover. At the age of eight he moved with his parents to the Wolford, N. Dak., community, where he lived the rest of his life except for two years spent near Valley City, N. Dak. At the age of twenty he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized with the first class of converts in the Mennonite Church at Wolford, N. D., remaining a faithful member until death. He was deeply interested in the progress of the church, serving as treasurer for fifteen years. On Dec. 9, 1917, he was united in marriage to Emma Witmer, of Grabill, Ind. His parents, one brother (Aaron), 2 sons and 3 daughters preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife one daughter (Mrs. Ottis Yoder, Wolford, N. Dak.), one son (Richard, Mylo, N. Dak.), 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. E. G. Hochstetler, Mylo; and Mrs. A. J. Stoll, Wheatland, N. Dak.), and many other relatives and friends. He was a loving husband and father, provided well for his family, and had a friendly disposition. Some of his lost thoughts were for the welfare of his family. Funeral services were in charge of L. A. Kauffman and John Stoll.
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