Brunk. --- Evelyn Grace, daughter of Ernest and Lucy Ely, was born in McPherson Co., Kans., Nov. 22, 1916; departed this life at her home near Windom, Kans., Nov. 8, 1950; aged 33 y. 11 m. 17d. Death came suddenly, resulting from a coronary condition. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and through baptism she became a member of the West Liberty Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until the Lord called her away. She graduated from the Inman High School in 1936, and for several years served as the teacher of a rural School. On Feb. 3, 1939, she was united in marriage to Ivan Brunk. To this union were born one daughter and 2 sons. She was a very devoted and faithful wife and kind and loving mother, beloved by all who knew her. She leaves her bereaved husband, one daughter (Peggy Jane), 2 sons (Robert Duane and Larry Wayne), her mother (Lucy Cooprider Ely, of Inman, Kans.), 2 sisters (Lois-Mrs. John Johnston, Hesston, Kans.; Carol, Inman, Kans.), 2 brothers (Harold, Conway, Kans.; and Oren, of Inman), and many other relatives and friends. Her father was unexpectedly called to his reward Nov. 29, 1946. Funeral services were conducted at the West Liberty Church Nov. 12, with J. G. Hartzler in charge, assisted by M. M. Troyer.
Hartzler. --- Mary, daughter of the late David and Elizabeth (Loganbill) Neuenschwander, was born July 11, 1881, in Morgan Co., near Versailles, Mo.; died at the home of her sister (Mrs. Oliver Plank), near Garden City, Mo.; aged 69 y. 3 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage Dec. 23, 1900, to Chancey A. Hartzler, who preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1947. To this union was born one son (John D.). Two other children (Charles Kenneth Eckhoff, Peoria Heights, Ill.; and Timothy T. Yoder, Archbold, Ohio) shared the Hartzler home. Surviving besides her son are 3 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Clara Plank, Garden City, Mo.; Mrs. Fannie Camp, Hesston, Kans.; Mrs. Ella King and Rose, Chicago, Ill.), and 2 brothers (Noah and John of Garden City). She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, and one brother. At an early age she united with the Bethel Mennonite Church in Garden City, continuing faithful in the church. She and her husband served for six years at the Kansas City Mission. In 1913 they moved to Tiskilwa, Ill., where he husband served as bishop of the Willow Springs Church from July 5, 1914, until his death. She entered into the spirit of the community and the work of the church, establishing the lasting respect and friendship of those who learned to know her. The last two years of her life she resided in Eureka, Ill., with their son and was a faithful member of the Roanoke Church. Her sudden departure while visiting relatives and friends in the Garden City community is felt very keenly by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the home of her brother (Noah) in Garden City, conducted by Raymond Hershberger. Her body was then taken to Eureka for services at the Roanoke Church. C. Warren Long and Ezra Yordy officiated. Interment was made in the Willow Springs Cemetery at Tiskilwa.
Hershberger. --- Eli, son of Eli and Fanny (Troyer) Hershberger, was born Dec. 30, 1924, near Fredericksburg, Md.; died at the Bellevue, Ohio, Hospital Sept. 30, 1950; aged 25 y. 9 m. Death resulted from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Oct. 25, 1944, he was united in marriage to Erma K. Hostetler. To this union were born 2 children (Vernon David and Nancy Louise). In his youth he confessed Jesus as his Saviour and was received into the Amish Church. Oct. 3, 1947, he transferred his membership to the Orrville Mennonite Church, where he continued as a faithful member until his unexpected departure. Surviving are his wife, one son, one daughter, his mother, 3 brothers (Jacob, Apple Creek, Ohio; David, Stuarts Draft, Va.; Andrew, Fredericksburg, Ohio), 4 sisters (Susie-Mrs. Noah Troyer, Apple Creek, Ohio; Nancy-Mrs. Andrew Shetler, Shreve, Ohio; Amanda-Mrs. Eli Troyer, Fredericksburg, Ohio; Sadie-Mrs. Eli Otto, Arthur, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. His father, one brother and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Kidron Mennonite Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery, with I. W. Royer, Harold Bauman, and Reuben Hofstetter officiating.
Horst. Lewis C., son of William and Mary (Caufman) Horst, was born Feb. 9, 1905, near Shippensburg, Pa.; died Sept. 27, 1950, at Harrisburg, Pa., State Hospital, where he was a patient for many years; aged 45 y. 7 m. 18 d. Surviving are his mother, 2 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Paul Keener, Shippensburg, Pa.; and Esther-Mrs. Amos Shank, Hanover, Pa.), 8 nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at the Keener home by Daniel Kuhns and at the church by Amos Martin. Text: Ps. 39: 7.
Hostetler. --- Samuel E., son of Christian Y. and Lydia (Troyer) Hostetler, was born southwest of Bellefontaine, Ohio, May 25, 1875; departed this life Nov. 9, 1950; aged 75 y. 5 m. 15 d. He united with the South Union Mennonite Church in 1893. On Dec. 2, 1900, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Kanagy, who remains. Also surviving are 5 children (Amos C., Ludington, Mich.; Dwight and Herman, Zanesfield, Ohio; Della, at home; and Mrs. Luella Heydinger, of Zanesfield), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (Amos, West Liberty, Ohio; and Ammon, Bellefontaine, Ohio). Almost his entire life was spent in Logan County. His interest in steam engineering led him to spend a number of years in plumbing and heating installation and steam power plant operation. He was licensed by the state of Ohio as a steam boiler operator. In 1922 he joined the Bellefontaine police force, retiring therefrom in 1942. He was interested in the early history of Ohio and particularly in the equipment and furnishings used by the pioneers who settled Logan County. In his closing years he renewed his covenant with the Lord and with the church and expressed a fervent appreciation of the way of love and peace. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church Nov. 11, with Stanley Shenk in charge, assisted by Perry Daniels. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Therefrom" was written as one word in the original obituary. This is not an error on my part.
Kauffman. --- Mary, daughter of Christian and Mary (Gascho) Steckly, was born near Zurich, Ont., March 9, 1861; died Nov. 4, 1950; aged 89 y. 9 m. 26 d. At the age of six years she moved with her parents to Woodford Co., Ill., where she grew to womanhood. On Jan. 29, 1885, she was married to Daniel D. Kauffman at Garden City, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1934. To this union were born one son (N.L., Creston, Mont.), and 4 daughters (Mrs. George Hoylman, Creston, Mont.; Mrs. Sam Hoylman, Kalispell, Mont.; Mrs. Frank Lapp, Columbia Falls, Mont.; and Mrs. John C. Slater, Kalispell, Mont.). Besides these children there remain 35 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Joe Whitaker, Albany, Oreg.; Mrs. Sam Swartzendruber, Wichita, Kans.; and Mrs. Lydia Whitaker, La Habra, Calif.). Three grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at South English, Iowa, Nov. 8, in charge of Paul T. Guengerich, S.J. Horst, and P. J. Blosser.
King. --- Fannie, daughter of Abraham and Lavina (Amstutz) Burkholder, was born near Rittman, Ohio, March 31, 1879; died at the Community Hospital at Wooster, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1950; aged 71y. 5 m. 20 d. On Oct. 25, 1903, she was united in marriage to Ora King of Orrville, Ohio. To them were born 2 children (Forest and Lucille). On account of her husband's ill health they moved to La Junta, Colo., early in 1907. Aug. 24, 1907, he died. Her son predeceased her in 1934 and her daughter in 1940. Her parents and 2 sisters also preceded her in death. Remaining are 3 brothers (John, Smithville, Ohio; Wesley, Twin Falls, Idaho; and Edwin, Canton, Ohio), 4 sisters (Mrs. Ida Amstutz, Dalton, Ohio; Sadie-Mrs. Samuel Zeigler and Lydia-Mrs. Truman, Yoder, both of Orrville, Ohio; and Malinda-Mrs. Israel Wirth, Akron, Ohio), nephews, nieces, other relatives, and many friends. In her early youth she accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Crown Hill Mennonite Church. April 22, 1922, she became a charter member of the Orrville Mennonite Mission Church, continuing in this fellowship faithfully and helpfully until death. She was strong in her convictions, sincere in her expressions of faith and duty, and honest in her dealings with her fellow men. She lived economically in things material and gave liberally to the church. In all her trials, which were many, she was patient and trusted completely in God and His Word. Deeply concerned for the spiritual welfare of the church, she supported the work loyally. Funeral services were conducted at her home and at Orrville Mennonite Church by Harold Bauman and I. W. Royer. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Knable. --- Martha T., daughter of the late Clarence and Effie (Hoffman) Knable, was born Feb. 25, 1915, in Orbisonia, Pa.; passed away in the Lewistown, Pa., Hospital Nov. 9, 1950; aged 35 y. 9 m. 13 d. In 1927 she moved with her family from Orbisonia to Mt. Union, Pa., where she resided from that time one. She was a faithful member of the Otelia Mennonite Chapel at Licking Creek. Surviving are 6 brothers and sisters (Norman C., Huntington, Pa.; Mrs. William C. Heffner, Altoona, Pa.; Mrs. Martin L. Schmittle, Walter S., Eldie T., and Mrs. George Cornelius, all of Mt. Union). She made her home with Mrs. Cornelius. Funeral services were conducted by LeRoy A. Zook at the Clarck Funeral Home in Mt. Union.
Transcriber's note: The town is listed in the obituary as Orbisonia, but when checking a map it is not found. Perhaps the town is actually Robesonia.
Landes. --- Kermit A., son of Eddie and Celia Landes, was born near Canton, Kans., March 21, 1913; died Nov. 1, 1950, aged 37 y. 7 m. 11 d. He lived near Canton, Kans., until 1928, when he moved with his parents to Colorado. March 25, 1934, he was married to Florence Miller, of Manitou Springs, daughter of Lewis C. and Susie Mae Miller. To this union were born 2 sons (Eddie and Keith) and one daughter (Mary). At the age of thirteen he was baptized into the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He met sudden death while returning home from work, when his truck left the road and ran into a stone wall. Surviving are his wife and 3 children of Meridian, Idaho; his parents, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his brother (Ellsworth) of Denver, Colo. Funeral services were held Nov. 6 at the Robinson-Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, Idaho, in charge of E. S. Garber, of Nampa, Idaho, and Willis Robinson of the Church of God in Meridian. Texts: I Sam. 20: 3b; Mark 13: 33. Interment was made in the Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Idaho.
Landis. --- David R., son of the late John N. and Elizabeth (Rohrer) Landis, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 10, 1867; passed away at his home near Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 29, 1950; aged 83 y. 1 m. 19 d. He had been in failing health for about a year. On Nov. 2, 1898, he was united in marriage to Annie Myer. To this union were born 4 children. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Bertha and Ruth), one sister and 2 brothers (Ella and Martin, Lancaster, Pa.; and John, Wadsworth, Ohio). He was a faithful member of the Mellinger Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Oct. 2 at the home and at the Mellinger Church, in charge of David L. Landis and Harry S. Lefever. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lee. --- Gertrude, daughter of William and Bessie Moe, was born in Gould City, Mich., Aug. 10, 1898; passed away at the Memorial Hospital, Manistique, Mich., Oct. 26, 1950; aged 52 y. 2 m. 16 d. In July, 1914, she was united in marriage to Neil Lee, who preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1950. Surviving are her parents, 5 sons (Kenneth, Vernon, Quinton, Donald, Gulliver, Mich.; and Neil, Gould City), 2 brothers (Archie, of Gould City, and Arthur, Jackson, Mich.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Ida Bouscha, Detroit, Mich.; and Mrs. Ethel Orr, Ypsilanti, Mich.), and 18 grandchildren. She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, where she attended services faithfully as long as her health permitted. The funeral service was held at the Morton Funeral Home, conducted by Norman Weaver. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Musser. --- Lizzie G., daughter of Joseph and Annie (Good) Musser, was born Jan. 17, 1875, in Berks Co., Pa.; passed away at the home of her daughter in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 27, 1950; aged 75 y. 5 m. 10 d. She was baptized April 7, 1897, by Bishop Jacob N. Brubaker at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., and became an active worker in church and Sunday-school activities. She spent a number of years as mission worker at the Vine Street Mission in Lancaster. Later she moved to Colorado Springs on account of her daughter's health. There she spent most of the rest of her life, with the exception of the summer of 1949 when she returned to Pennsylvania for a visit. Surviving are one daughter (Ella-Mrs. Frank Engle), one grandson, one brother (Jacob Horst, Narvon, Pa.), and 5 sisters (Hettie-Mrs. Eli Good, Anna-Mrs. Harvey Good, both of Earl Earl, Pa.; Maggie-Mrs. Martin Bowman, Terre Hill, Pa.; Sallie-Mrs. David Burkhart, New Holland, Pa.; Suie-Mrs. Harry Burkhart, Mohnton, Pa.). Funeral and burial were at Colorado Springs.
Transcriber's note: "Suie" is the spelling used for one of the sisters. This is not my error.
Newcomer. --- Christian S., son of Christian N. and Anna (Snyder) Newcomer, was born near Mt. Joy, Pa., April 24, 1876; died Oct. 16, 1950; aged 74 y. 5 m. 22 d. Death followed a three-month illness. He was a member of the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church. His place there was never vacant except in times of illness. Nov. 24, 1898, he was married to Maria K. Stauffer, who preceded him in death in December, 1918. One daughter also predeceased him. Surviving are 4 children (Paul R., Mt. Joy, Pa.; Rhoda S., at home; Blanche S.-Mrs. Vere Garman, Manheim, Pa.; Anna M., at home), 2 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Samuel S., Kane, Pa., and Phares S., Lititz, Pa.). Funeral services were held at his home Oct. 19 and at the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church by Jacob Charles, Raymond Charles, and Henry Lutz. Interment was made in the Landisville Cemetery.
Snavely. --- Sarah H., daughter of Jonas H. and Lizzie (Hertzler) Snavely, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 14, 1873; passed away at the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital March 22, 1950; aged 76 y. 7 m. 8 d. For more than fifty years she had made her home with the Menno Hess family. She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church from the days of her youth. Surviving are 3 brothers and 2 sisters (John H., Manheim, Pa.; Jonas, Lebanon, Pa.; Mrs. William Heisey, Manheim, Pa.; Mrs. Alvin Hershey, Manheim, Phares, of California). Funeral services were held at the Keech Funeral Home, Manheim and at Kauffman Mennonite Church, in charge of Ira D. Landis and Amos S. Horst. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Thomas. Simon, son of the late David and Catharine (Blough) Thomas, was born Jan. 21, 1867, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died at the home of his daughter Oct. 16, 1950; aged 83 y. 8 m. 25 d. He was married March 14, 1889, to Amanda Hostetler, who preceded him in death Oct. 10, 1937. Surviving are one son (Curtis), 3 daughters (Katie-Mrs. Foster Thomas, Sadie-Mrs. Calvin Sala, Carrie-Mrs. Ammon Sala, all of Hollsopple, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One grandchild, one brother, and one sister preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church June 11, 1893, and was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 19 at the home and at the Blough Mennonite Church by Harry C. Blough and John A. Lehman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Torkleson. --- Viola Mae, daughter of Norman and Edna (Weber) Torkleson, was born April 25, 1949, at Brooks, Alta.; died at the Brooks Hospital Nov. 7, 1950; aged 1 y. 6 m. 13 d. Death was caused by acute infection of the intestines. She was a gentle and loving child and had a smile for everyone, endearing her to all. Surviving are her parents and 3 grandparents (Emil Torkleson, Wymore, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Weber, Guernsey, Sask.), numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the home and at the church by H. B. Ramer and Paul Martin. Her body was laid to rest in the Duchess Cemetery.
Troyer. Harlan Dale, son of Mervin and Dorothy (King) Troyer, Duquoin , Kans., was born Oct. 12, 1948; passed away at the Community Hospital, Anthony, Kans., Nov. 16, 1950; aged 2 y. 1 m. 4 d. Death was caused by a congenital cerebral defect. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Elnor), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Sam Troyer, Harper, Kans., and Mr. and Mrs. H. J. King, Arthur, Ill.), one great grandmother (Mrs. M. Z. Troyer, Conway, Kansas), uncles, aunts, and cousins. Although his stay on earth was short, he will be missed in the family circle. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Harper, Kans., Nov. 18, with W. R. Nafziger and Gideon G. Yoder in charge. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Walch. Fred Walch, was born in Germany, Aug. 27, 1878; died in an Oregon City, Oregon, hospital, Nov. 3, 1950; aged 72 y. 2 m .7 d. At the age of one year he came with his parents to the United States. They settle d at Canby, Oreg., Clackamas Co., where he continued to live until death. March 23, 1904, he was united in marriage to Anna Gurtler. Six children were born to them. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. His widow, 3 sons, one daughter, 14 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and other relatives and friends survive. But they need not mourn as those who have no hope. He was baptized on his personal confession of faith and evidence of conversion and was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church at Canby since the early 1920's. He appreciated his salvation and was zealous in witnessing for Christ, much interested in winning others for God and active in distributing Gospel tracts and attending and assisting in Christian services. The funeral was conducted by Bethel congregation at the Everhart Funeral Home in Molalla, Oreg., with burial near Canby, Oreg.
Witmer. --- Isaiah B., son of Isaac Witmer and Leah Baer, was born March 16, 1874, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; passed away suddenly Aug. 29, 1950; aged 76 y. 5 m. 13 d. June 20, 1894, he was united in marriage to Jemima Swartz. This union was blessed with 5 sons (Willard, Leslie, Joyce, Homer, and Lincoln), and 4 daughters (Stella-Mrs. John Kehl, Lily-Mrs. Arthur Snyder, Etta-Mrs. Emanuel Swartzentruber, and Susie-Mrs. Ed Knechtel). He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Wesley and Edmund), and 5 sisters (Emma-Mrs. William Spaetzel, Nancy-Mrs. Jacob Spaetzel, Tina-Mrs. Noah Otterbein, Rebecca-Mrs. Enoch Gingrich, and Sarah-Mrs. Sam Schmidt). He accepted Christ at the age of eighteen and was faithful to his Lord until death. In 1923 he was ordained to the office of deacon; he served faithfully for twenty-seven years. He was also a conference member of the Welfare Board. He delighted in studying God's Word. His kindly counsel and advice will be missed by his friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at the Latschar Mennonite Church, Manheim, Ont., in charge of Oiah Horst, assisted by Moses Roth. Text: Matt. 24: 44.
Transcriber's note: "Joyce" is listed as one of the son's names in the obituary, not an error.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Gray. --- In memory of our dear brother, Warren E. Gray, of Ashland, Ohio, who passed to his heavenly home to be forever with Jesus and loved ones gone before, Dec. 8, 1949. He is gone but not forgotten.---Mrs. J. F. Brunk, Mrs. F.P. Hawthorne, J. H. Gray.
Kulp. --- Irma, daughter of Abram and Annie (Nice) Yothers, was born May 24, 1920; died May 28, 1950; aged 30 y. 4 d. She was married to Irwin A. Kulp, Oct. 4, 1941. To this union were born 6 children, one of whom passed away with the mother. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters and 2 sons (Lester Lawrence, Ruth Lane, Florence, Wilson, and Annie Lucille), her parents, 8 sisters, and 3 brothers. These feel deeply the loss of a lovely member of the family circle. She accepted Christ when she was young and united with the Mennonite Church. She was faithful to her Lord until He called her home. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Mennonite Church, Burks Co., Pa., on May 31, in charge of Wilson Overholt and Edwin Nace, assisted by Stanley Beidler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Mill. --- Minerva Myers was born in Bedminster Twp., Berks Co., Pa., July 21, 1867; died at the Quakertown, Pa., Community Hospital June 26, 1950; aged 82 y. 11 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage to Isaac Mill, who passed away some years ago, as did also one daughter. Surviving are 3 sons (Jonas M., Ottsville, Pa.; Francis M., Gardenville, Pa.; and Horace, Souderton, Pa.), 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters, and a number of other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church in Bedminster Twp. Funeral services were held June 29 at the home of her granddaughter (Mrs. Warren Derstine) in Souderton, where she had made her home for a number of years, in charge of Wilson Overholt; at the Deep Run Church, in charge of Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace. Text: Ps. 116: 15. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller. Henry C., son of Christian B. and Barbara (Brenneman) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Jan. 28, 1915; died at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, Oct. 16, 1950; aged 35 y. 8 m. 19 d. Death was caused by an accident which occurred when he was caught in the power belt of a sawmill in operation on his farm. In his youth he joined the Old Order A. M. Church, remaining a faithful member until his death. On Oct. 10, 1940, he was married to Fannie Mae Helmuth. To this union were born 4 children (Viola Fern, Ethel Mae, Leslie Ray, and Mary Etta). Surviving are his companion, 4 children, his parents, one brother (Edwin Ray), 2 sisters (Leona Fern and Mary Ellen), and a large circle of other relatives and friends. One brother (Monroe) and one sister (Elsie) preceded him in death. He was a loving husband and father, never too busy to take time with his children. A cheerful giver to the needy, he will be greatly missed in the community and church. The funeral was held at he Lewis Brenneman home Oct. 19, conducted by Truman Miller and Edwin Hershberger in German and Morris Swartzendruber in English. Text: I Sam. 20: 3.
Miller. --- Levi E., son of the Eli D. and Mary (Mast) Miller, was born near Benton, Ohio, July 27, 1868; died at Millersburg, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1950; aged 82 y. 3 m. 11 d. On Feb. 9, 1893, he was married to Ella Elizabeth Mast, who preceded him in death April 8, 1921. Surviving are 3 children (D. Frank, Millersburg, Ohio; E. Abram, Benton, Ohio; and Milford W., Gulfport, Miss.), 26 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one sister Mrs. Henry Baker, Protection, Kans.). A son (Chauncey) preceded him in death Jan. 21, 1943, and a son (Samuel) preceded him in infancy. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, and united with the Martins Creek Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. As long as his health permitted he attended church services regularly. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at the Martins Creek Church, with S. W. Sommer and D. D. Miller in charge. Burial was made in the Mast family cemetery.
Miller. --- Marion J., son of Ray M. and Elva Miller, was born near Lagrange, Ind., March 13, 1926; departed from this life Oct. 24, 1950; aged 24 y. 7 m. 11 d. He had been in failing health for some time and had spent the last three years at Phoenix, Ariz., where he died. Surviving are his father, stepmother, twin brother (Merrit, of Middlebury, Ind.), one sister (Dortha, who was with him at Phoenix), one half sister (Martha Fern, at home), one grandmother, many uncles and aunts and other relatives and friends. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and chose to fellowship with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he lived and died, giving testimony to others concerning God's work of grace. Funeral services were held at the Emma Mennonite Church, near Lagrange, Ind., with O. S. Hostetler and Willis Troyer officiating.
Neuhauser. --- Malinda M., daughter of the late Amos and Sarah (Kauffman) Mast, was born in Berks Co., Pa., Feb. 5, 1865; died at her home, Bird-in-Hand, Pa., after a short illness, Oct. 15, 1950; aged 85 y. 8 m. 10 d. She was married to Jonas U. Neuhauser, who preceded her in death in 1943. In early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church at Atglen, Pa. Surviving are 6 daughters (Anna E.-Mrs. Ross B. Witmer, Lampeter, Pa.; Sarah N. Burkey, Marshallton, Del.; Mary L.-Mrs. George R. Eberly, Soudersburg, Pa.; Eunice L.-Mrs. Henry Erisman, Lancaster, Pa.; Ruth E.-Mrs. William M. Rogers, and Miriam E.-Mrs. Clifford White, both of Bird-in-Hand, Pa.), 2 sons (B. Frank and Homer G., both of Lancaster, Pa.), 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Aaron Mast, Belleville, Pa., and Levi K. Mast, Gap, Pa.). Funeral services were held at her late home with Abner Stoltzfus in charge, and at the Millwood Mennonite Church with Isaac Mast and Isaac Kennel in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Risser. --- Joseph N. Risser, was born Sept. 26, 1875; departed this life June 28, 1950, at his home, Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 74 y. 9 m. 2 d. He was survived by his wife (Lizzie Rutt Risser), a daughter (Mrs. Amos Newcomer, Elizabethtown, Pa.), and a son (Raymond, also of Elizabethtown). He died very suddenly, of a heart attack at his home. Funeral services were held at the Miller Funeral Home July 2, conducted by Clarence E. Lutz. Text: James 4: 14; Matt. 24: 44. Interment was made in the Mt. Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown.
Shenk. --- William Hilty, son of the late Daniel and Matilda (Hilty) Shenk, was born Oct. 17, 1893, at Elida, Ohio; died of a heart attack Nov. 16, 1950; aged 57 y. 29 d. He lived in Newport News, Va., was employed by the C & O Railway, and was at his work at the time of his sudden passing. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister (Mrs. Melvin Hertzler, Elverson, Pa.). Surviving are 3 sisters and 4 brothers (Elizabeth, Sarasota, Fla.; Ray and Amos, Elkridge, Md.; Dan, John H., and Mrs. Joseph Longacher, Denbigh, Va.; Mrs. Paul Sauder, Mt. Joy, Pa.), 2 half brothers and 2 half sisters (Menno and Andy, Elida, Ohio; Mrs. John Stemen and Mrs. Henry Hertzler, Denbigh), many nieces and nephews and other relatives. He had a pleasant disposition which won him many friends; he was especially friendly to children. The funeral service on Nov. 20 was conducted by George R. Brunk and Andrew Hartzler. Interment was made in the Warwick River Church Cemetery.
Zuercher. --- Annie, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Kirkendall) Spitnale, passed away at her home Nov. 25, 1950; aged 65 y. 1 m. On April 7, 1935, she was married to E. E. Zuercher, who survives. Surviving also are 3 sisters (Mrs. Laura Shirey, Pinckney, Mich.; Fannie Spitnale, Cloverdale, Ohio; Mrs. Earl Myers, Toledo, Ohio) and 4 stepchildren (Elliott Zuercher, Caldwell, Idaho; Mrs. Charles Troyer, Kinross, Iowa; Harold and Robert Zuercher, both of Salt Lake City, Utah), a nephew (Robert Wagner) who made his home with her for the last sixteen years, and a large number of other nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends. Her parents, 2 sisters, and 2 infant brothers preceded her in death. Early in life she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour. In 1907 she joined the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Cloverdale, Ohio, of which she was a true and faithful member ever after. Death was caused by a heart ailment, with which she had been afflicted for several years. The funeral was held at the Mt. Pleasant Church Nov. 26, with M. L. Troyer in charge.
Stahl. --- Rachel, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Blough, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Sept. 17, 1872; died at home near Clarksville, Mich., after a week's illness, Oct. 20, 1950; aged 78 y. 1 m. 3 d. On March 2, 1898, she was united in marriage to Emanuel Stahl, who preceded her in death nearly twelve years ago. To this union were born 9 children (Mrs. Milton Misher, Alto, Mich.; Mrs. Ira Erb, Ralph, Arthur, Vernie, and Gordon, Clarksville, Mich.; Mrs. Lawrence van Dusen, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Wesley Clemenz, Lowell, Mich.; and Mrs. George Francisco, Mosley, Mich.). She leaves 9 children, one stepdaughter (Mrs. Rub Miller, Shipshewana, Ind.), 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Jerry Blough, Hastings, Nebr.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Mattie Bergy, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Lizzie Blough, Clarksville, Mich.; and Mrs. Lucy Yoder, Fisher, Ill.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Earlier in life she united with the Bowne Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. She was patient in her suffering and will be greatly missed by her family and the community. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 at the Bowne Church, in charge of T. E. Schrock and Daniel Zook. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Erb. --- Samuel O., son of John L. Erb and Barbara Osch was born April 28, 1897, in Wellesley Twp., Ont.; died at his home neat Crossbill, Ont., Sept. 30, 1950; aged 53 y. 5 m. 2 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Maple View Amish Mennonite Church near Wellesley, remaining a faithful member until death. On June 18, 1924, he was united in marriage to Minetta Kennel, of the same congregation. On July 9, 1944, he was ordained to the ministry in this congregation, in which he labored faithfully until death. Surviving are his bereaved companion, one son (Arlan, at home), 5 brothers (Moses, Daniel, Christian, and Norman, all of Wellesley Twp.; and David, of Wilmot Twp.) and 2 sisters (Magdlena-Mrs. Allan Gingerich and Katherine-Mrs. Daniel Steinman, both of Wilmot Twp.). He passed away while at his desk preparing a sermon. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Valentine Nafziger and at the Maple View Church by Peter Nafziger and Earl J. Maust. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Freyenberger. Leah, daughter of Joseph and Fanny (Roth) Mast, was born near Wayland, Iowa, April 11, 1884; died Nov. 21, 1950; aged 66 y. 7 m. 10 d. On Sept. 11, 1910, she was married to Christian Freyenberger. To this union was born one son (Joseph). She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her youth and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until death. Death came as a result of cancer after an illness of about five months. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, one son (Joseph), a foster son (Arthur), one sister (Mary), 4 foster grandchildren, and a large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and will long be remembered by those who knew her. Her parents, 2 brothers, one sister, 2 half sisters, and 3 half brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the home on Nov. 21 and at the Sugar Creek Church, with Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty in charge. Text: John 14: 1-3. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Gerig. Joseph, son of Sebastian and Magdalena (Goldsmith) Gerig, was born near Trenton, Iowa, Aug. 6, 1865; passed away suddenly of a heart attack, at his home in Wayland, Iowa, Nov. 27, 1950; aged 85 y. 3 m. 21 d. On Feb. 19, 1897, he was married to Nettie Miller. One son (Benjamin) was born to this union. His parents, one brother (Samuel), and 2 sisters (Helen and Lavina) preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, one son (Benjamin, Morton, Ill.), one brother (Jacob, Wayland, Iowa), 7 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Eigsti, Morton, Ill.; Mrs. C. M. Roth, Mrs. Anna Wyse, Mrs. D.W. Orendorff, Mrs. Eva Leichty, Mrs. A. D. Blosser, Mrs. Minnie Sutter, all of Wayland, Iowa, and a large number of nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Saviour when a young man and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church Nov. 29 with Simon Gingerich and Vernon Roth in charge. Text: Job 5: 26. Interment was made in the nearby cemetery.
Hartzler. --- Jonathan B., son of David and Barbara Hartzler, was born Aug. 30, 1850, near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Ida Beech) Nov. 25, 1950, in Orrville, Ohio; aged 100 y. 2 m. 25 d. Death was caused by a heart attack. He was the last of his parents' family to pass on. He confessed his Lord at nineteen. He was baptized in the Elkhart River and was received into the Amish Mennonite Church. On Jan. 16, 1877, he was united in marriage to Esther A. Hooley, near Howe, Ind. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters. On May 19, 1879, he we ordained to the ministry, in which service he continued as long as he was able. He preached his last sermon at the Crown Hill Church near Rittman, Ohio, when he was ninety-one years old. After his ordination, he continued to serve the church near Howe, Ind., for five years. Moving to Bellefontaine, he assisted the little church of North Salem, until it closed. Then he moved to West Liberty, Ohio, and assisted at the South Union and Walnut Grove churches. Twenty-seven years ago he moved to Wayne County, Ohio, and continued his fellowship with the Crown Hill Church. On June 3, 1946, his companion was called away. Since that time he made his home with two of his children. One of his greatest delights in life was to sit and read long passages of Scripture aloud. He was known in the entire community as Grandpa Hartzler. Surviving are 5 sons (Simon C., Wakarusa, Ind.; David J., West Liberty, Ohio; Noah D., Goshen, Ind.; Enos F. and Harvey J., Marshallville, Ohio), 2 daughters (Mrs. Ida Beechy, Orrville, Ohio, and Esther Eigsti, Tiskilwa, Ill.), 42 grandchildren, and 93 great-grandchildren. His companion, 2 sons (Samuel E. and Herman A.), and one daughter (Mary W.) preceded him in death. Funeral services were in charge of Elmer Stoltzfus, Noah Hilty, and Stanford Mumaw. Text: Dan. 12:13.
Hathaway. --- Kenneth Lewis, son of Oney and Cleo (Miller) Hathaway, was born Aug. 24, 1950, near Birch Tree, Mo.; died Nov. 14, 1950, in a hospital in St. Louis; aged 2 m. 20 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, one sisters (Marilyn), 2 brothers (Sherman and Raymond), one grandmother (Mrs. A. O. Miller, Yoder, Kans.), 7 uncles, 10 aunts, and other relatives and friends. His stay on earth was short but blessed. Funeral services were held at the Berea Mennonite Church, Birch Tree, Mo., Nov. 17, conducted by Daniel Kauffman, of Leonard, Mo.
Lacombe. --- Sandra Jean Lacombe, was born at the Chambersburg, Pa., Hospital Sept. 29, 1950; died Oct. 19, 1950; aged 20 d. She is survived by her parents and grandparents and also by a brother and a sister. Funeral services were held at the Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa., by Harvey E. Shank. Burial was made in the Pond Bank Cemetery.
Lehman. --- Peter K., son of David and Anna (Kilmer) Lehman, was born Aug. 26, 1870, at Sterling, Ill.; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. John Gingrich) nears Myerstown, Pa., Nov. 1, 1950; aged 80 y. 2 m. 6 d. On Aug. 30, 1893, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth A. Weaver, who died April 4, 1916. This union was blessed with 8 children (Fannie-Mrs. John Gingerich, Milo, Ruth-Mrs. Amos Brubaker, Jesse, Philip, Paul, Mary-Mrs. Clyde Sadler, and Martha-Mrs. Norman High). One son (Philip) died in 1936. Surviving are 7 children, 46 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. On June 7, 1923, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Anna Zimmerman, who died Aug. 15, 1947. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a member of the Fairview congregation near Myerstown, Pa., at his death. Funeral services were held at Fairview by Joseph Hostetler and Joseph Weaver. Burial was made in the Royers Cemetery. Texts: Ps. 90: 10-12; Rev. 21: 4.
Miller. Edwin D., son of Daniel P. and Anna (Hershberger) Miller, was born March 12, 1875, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died at his home Nov. 10, 1950; aged 75 y. 7 m. 23 d. Death caused by heart complications from which he suffered several years. In his youth he joined the Forks Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. On May 26, 1895, he was united in marriage to Lydia Egli, Hopedale, Ill. To this union were born 14 children. Father was the first to break the family circle. Surviving with the widow are 9 sons (Clarence and Roy, Valparaiso, Ind.; Edwin E., and Alvin, Elkhart, Ind.; Harley, Middlebury, Ind.; Elmer, Ora, Raymond, and Ralph, Goshen, Ind.) and five daughters (Elsie-Mrs. William Nelson, Emma-Mrs. Jake Birkey, Valparaiso; Sadie-Mrs. Harold Yoder, Syracuse, Ind.; Verna-Mrs. John E. Bickel, Goshen; Leola-Mrs. John Plank, Leesburg, Ind.). Reared with the family were 3 grandchildren (Kathryn-Mrs. Kenneth Conrick, Valparaiso; Evelyn-Mrs. Paul Misher, Shipshewana; and Loleta-Mrs. Merritt Hostetler, Topeka, Ind.). There are 45 other grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. One grandchild, and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him in death. Also surviving are 4 brothers (Daniel D. and John D., Middlebury; Abraham L., Lagrange, Henry D., Goshen), 2 sisters (Elizabeth-Mrs. Kropf, Garden City, Mo.; Katie-Mrs. Almon Hostetler, Middlebury), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Forks Mennonite Church Nov. 12, 1950. Burial was made at the Forest Grove cemetery.
Moyer. Annie L. Histand, was born March 8, 1867, in Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa.; died June 11, 1950; aged 83 y. 3 m. 3 d. The last year of her life was spent mostly in bed, following an illness of a few years. She was married to Christian K. Moyer, who preceded her in death some years ago. She mad her home with her son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fisher), Line Lexington, Pa. Others surviving are 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters, (Mrs. Walter Lewis and Mrs. Daniel Gahman). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, Deep Run, Pa. Funeral services were held June 14 at Deep Run, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Neuhauser. --- Peter M., son of John and Fanny (Gunden) Neuhauser, was born in Livingston Co., Ill., Jan. 20, 1879; passed away at his home in Pompeii, Mich., Nov. 22, 1950; aged 71 y. 10 m. 2 d. On Dec. 21, 1905, he was united in marriage to Lydia Isabelle Bachman, who preceded him in death on March 27, 1946. This union was blessed with 3 sons and one daughter. In his youth he united with the Waldo Mennonite Church near Flanagan, Ill. Later he transferred his membership to the Roanoke Church near Eureka, Ill. In 1926 the family moved to Pompeii, Mich. He was a faithful member of the Bethel Church near Ashley until death. He leaves 3 sons (Raymond, St. Johns; Joseph, Ashley; and Elam, Pompeii), one daughter (Elizabeth, at home), 2 brothers (William, Pigeon; Johnie, Engadine), a sister (Mrs. Katie Webb, Casa Grande, Ariz.), 2 foster grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One sister (Lydia) preceded him in death in 1904. Funeral services were held at his late home Nov. 25 conducted by O. H. Hooley, and at the Bethel Church by J. Kore Zook, assisted by O. H. Hooley. Text: Ps. 116: 15. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Rock. --- Millard E. Rock, was born in Pond Bank, near Chambersburg, Pa., March 30, 1902; died at the Chambersburg Hospital Oct. 22, 1950; aged 48 y. 6 m. 22 d. He is survived by his father and 7 children (Wilbur, York, Pa.; Richard, Shippensburg, Pa.; John and Harold, Chamberburg, Pa.; Betty and Junior, Milton Wright Home; Irene, Martinsburg, W. Va.). He died of injuries when a car overturned on a slippery road. Funeral services were conducted at the Barbour Funeral Home, Chambersburg, Pa., by Harvey E. Shank and Luke J. Shank Oct. 25. Burial was made in the Pond Bank Mennonite Cemetery.
Snider. --- Addison M., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Snider, was born May 13, 1877; died Oct. 30, 1950, at his residence, Elmira, Ont.; aged 73 y. 5 m. 17 d. On Sept. 2, 1903, he was married to Lucinda Gingerich, who died Aug. 18, 1937. On April 8, 1939, he married Leah Gingrich. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Margaret-Mrs. John Hurst, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 brothers (Oliver D., Elmira; Irvin A., Guernsey, Sask), one sister (Rachel-Mrs. Alvin Shantz, Elmira, Ont.), and 3 grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in his younger years and was a faithful member attending services regularly until the Sunday prior to his decease. Funeral services were held Oct. 3, at the Mennonite Church, Elmira, Ont., in charge of Howard S. Bauman, assisted by Reuben Dettwiler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Weaver. --- Ruth Ann, only daughter of Luke and Mary (Glick) Weaver, was born in Turlock, Calif., Oct. 2, 1947; passed away at the home of her parents Nov. 24, 1950; aged 3 y. 1 m. 22 d. She had been ill with leukemia since Sept. 1. She leaves to mourn her departure, her parents, 5 brothers (Kenneth, Eugene, Oreg.; Lyle, Portland, Oreg.; Robert and Harold, at home; Allen, Merced, Calif.), 3 nieces, and uncles, and aunts. Although her stay on earth was short, she was endeared to all by her pleasant disposition. The funeral was conducted by Sherman Maust, assisted by E. B. Harder. Text: Job. 1: 21.
Yoder. --- Alice Marie, daughter of George and Annie (Morgart) Hershberger, was born July 30, 1900, at Lorain, Ohio; died at her home near Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 16, 1950; aged 50 y. 2 m. 16 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Weaver Mennonite Church near Johnstown, remaining faithful until death. In 1921, she was united in marriage to Oscar D. Yoder, who preceded her in death in November, 1933. She is survived by 3 daughters (Fern-Mrs. Mervin J. Hostetler, Johnstown; Ruth and Loretta, at home), a twin brother (Alfred A. Hershberger), and a sister (Rhea, widow of E. Bruce Leventry). She was a Sunday-school teacher and a public school teacher for many years. She was always interested in the welfare of the young people of the community and was a good mother and a kind neighbor. She appreciated the many cards, flowers, and calls from her friends during her severe illness. Funeral services were held at the Weaver Mennonite Church Oct. 19 by Hiram Wingard, with Alexander Weaver assisting. Interment was made in the Richland Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Borntrager. --- Susan Marie, infant daughter of Elmer and Effie Borntrager, Bloomfield, Mont., was born July 12, 1950; passed away at home Dec. 5, 1950. Her death followed an extended cold and a short illness. Surviving her are her parents, 4 sisters (Janice, Lois, Colleen, and Diane), 2 brothers (Wesley and Malan), grandfather (David Miller, Glendive, Mont.), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Glen Borntrager, Bloomfield, Mont.), and numerous uncles and aunts. Funeral services were held in the home and at the Red Top Mennonite Church Dec. 8, 1950 in charge of John Stoll and L. A. Kauffman. Interment in the church cemetery.
Dellenbach. --- Laura Mae, daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Litwiller) Dellenbach, was born June 26, 1894, in Woodford Co., near Panola, Ill., later moving with her parents to Flanagan, Ill., where she passed away suddenly on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 23, 1950, of a basal skull fracture following a fall on the icy street near home; aged 56 y. 4 m. 20 d. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her youth and became a member of the Waldo Mennonite Church and remained faithful and was a regular attendant at church and Sunday school until her death. She possessed a kind disposition and was always concerned for the welfare of others. She is survived by her father, 1 brother (Raymond, at home), 2 sisters (Sadie, at home; Irene-Mrs. Omer Yordy, Chenoa, Ill.), 1 niece and nephew. Her mother preceded her in death in 1918. Funeral services were conducted at the home and the Waldo Mennonite Church by Edwin J. Stalter, assisted by H. R. Schertz. Interment was made in the Waldo cemetery.
Hersh. --- Charles Hersh, Strasburg, Pa., died at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 14, 1950; after being a patient sufferer for eight months; aged 71 y. He was a member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church, at which place he taught a Sunday school class for 35 years. Surviving is his wife, Helen (Denlinger) Hersh, 1 son (Landis, at home), also one brother (Elmer), and 1 sister (Cora-Mrs. Milton Barge) both of Strasburg. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Harnish and Emory Herr at the Strasburg Mennonite Church and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Smith. --- Minnie Elizabeth, daughter of the late Adam B. and Alice (Foster) Esbenshade, was born Jan. 22, 1892, near New Holland, Pa.; departed this life Nov. 6, 1950, after 6 months illness at her home near New Holland, Pa.; aged 58 y. 9 m. 14 d. On Aug. 31, 1911, she was united in marriage to Roland Smith, who preceded her in death May 13, 1943. Surviving is one son (Raymond E.) with whom she resided and one granddaughter (Betty Marie), 3 brothers, (Feree, Jacob, and Ross, all of New Holland), 2 sisters (Annie-Mrs. Eli M. Martin and Margaret-Mrs. Harvey H. Martin, Lititz, Pa.). When a young girl, she united with the Brethren church and later changed her membership to the New Holland Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death and always attended church when health permitted. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Noah Souder and at the New Holland Church by Mahlon Witmer and James Martin. Interment was made in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.
Troyer. --- Abraham, son of Jonathan and Magdalena Troyer, was born in Holmes County, O., May 22, 1871; passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. W. Birky, at Albany, Oreg. Nov. 22, 1950; aged 79 y. 6 m. At the age of 2 he moved with his parents to Howard County, Ind.; at the age of 11 they moved to Milford, Nebr.; in 1899, they moved to Shickley, Nebr. On Feb. 26, 1893, he was united in marriage to Amanda Kuhns. To this union were born 10 children. Arthur, William, Ellen, and Ira preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his companion of over 57 years, 6 children (Katie Birky, Albany, Oreg.; Joe A., Spartansburg, Pa.; Raymond, Nampa, Ida.; Lena Eichelberger, Fern Lauber, and Roy , all of Shickley, Nebr.), 30 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 1 sisters (Fannie Schweitzer, Wattsburg, Pa.), 4 brothers, 6 sisters, and 7 grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a man of a calm disposition and sincere honesty, having a great concern for the spiritual welfare of his family. Funeral services were conducted by N. M. Birky, at Albany, Oreg., Nov. 23, 1950, and at Shickley, Nebr., Nov. 26, in charge of the local ministers, P. R. Kennel, F. C. Reeb, and Lee Schlegel. Text: Psa. 116, 115.
Troyer. --- Lloyd, son of the late Micheal and Mary Anne (Hostetler) Troyer, was born near Trail, O., Aug. 14, 1900; died from a heart attack at his home in Trail, Nov. 22, 1950; aged 50 y. 3 m. 8 d. In his youth he confessed Christ as his Saviour and subsequently became a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, retaining the same until his death. On Dec. 23, 1922, he was united in marriage to Minerva Miller. To this union were born 2 daughters and 6 sons. One son (Kenneth Allen) preceded him in death April 9, 1942. Besides his companion, he leaves the following to mourn his sudden departure 2 daughters (Maxine-Mrs. Ray Sensel, Jr., Massilon, O.; Oma-Mrs. Donald Hendricks, Beach City, O.), and 5 sons (Virgil, Strasburg, O.; Merlin, Beach City, O.; Sterling, Killbuck, O.; Robert and Richard at home), 6 grandchildren, 1 sister (Beulah-Mrs. Donald Goodman, Wilmot, O.), 4 brothers (Roy, Strasburg, O.; John, Beach City, O.; Clyde, Columbus, O.; and Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif.), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church on Nov. 26, 1950, with brethren C. F. Derstine and Paul R. Miller in charge. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Micheal" is the spelling used in the obituary, not an error. The abbreviation of "O." stands for Ohio.
Weaver. --- John Henry, son of Moses and Mary (Hershberger) Weaver, was born near Walnut Creek, O., Oct. 19, 1877, and quietly passed to his eternal home Nov. 25, 1950, at the age of 73 y. 1 m. 6 d. Feb. 19, 1899, he was married to Frances Miller, with whom he celebrated their 50th anniversary a little more than a year ago. He leaves his wife and 3 children (Mrs. Ura Gerber, Mrs. Cloyse Hershberger, both of Walnut Creek, O.; Titus, Girard, O.). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 2 half brothers (Clarence and Earl Troyer), 2 half sisters (Carrie Troyer and Mrs. Harvey Mullet), and Mrs. A. W. Miller who made her home with the Weavers until her marriage. Two daughters (Beulah Fern and Verba), 2 brothers (Emery and Wilson) and 1 sister (Elnora), preceded him in death. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member. His whole life was devoted to service to this family and fellow men, always cheerful but happiest when he could serve others. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Nov. 29, 1950, with Venus Hershberger, Alvin W. Miller, and Paul R. Miller in charge. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Yoder. --- Victor, son of Jacob and Anna (Delagrage) Yoder, was born May 14, 1878, in Daviess County, Ind.; died October 16, 1950, at his home in Allen County, Ind.; aged 72 y. 5 m. 2 d. He was united in marriage to Katharine Lengacher on Oct. 19, 1902, who preceded him in death 4 years ago. An infant son also preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn 2 daughters (Mrs. Mary Leichty, Ft. Wayne, Ind. And Mrs. Rosanna Miller, residing at home) 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Isaac and Peter of Allen County, Ind.; Jacob of Daviess County, Ind.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Rosa Stoll and Mrs. Barbara Swartzentruber of Daviess County), and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and remained faithful to the end. He will be greatly missed by the remaining family. But we have a bright and steadfast hope that our loss will be his eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the Cuba Conservative Mennonite Church on Oct. 19, with Bro. Menno Coblentz and John J. S. Yoder in charge.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.