Rodgers, -- Ruth Elaine, daughter of Lloyd and Pearl Rodgers, was born Oct. 27, 1948, at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans.; passed away at her parental home near Hesston, Kans., Aug. 30, 1951; aged 2 y. 10 m. 3 d. Although she failed to develop in a normal way, she was endeared to her loved ones. The first symptoms of an irritation of the central nervous system appeared when she was four months old. Surgery did not relieve the condition. Although she will be greatly missed, her loved ones are grateful that she could be relieved and that they are assured of her peaceful rest in Christ. Surviving are her parents, her sister (Florence Eileen), her twin brother (Robert Duane), her paternal grandmother (Mrs. Lena Rodgers), her maternal grandparents (Owen and Clara Hershberger), her great-grandmother (Mrs. Barbara Brenneman), uncles, aunts, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at the Pennsylvania Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Earl Buckwalter assisted by Fred Brenneman was in charge.
Schrock, -- Orrin M., only child of Joseph and Barbara (Yoder) Schrock, was born near Smithville, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1887; died accidentally Aug. 28, 1951; aged 63 y. 11m. 14 d. On Nov. 22, 1911, he was married to Margaret Rohrer, of Wadsworth, Ohio, who survives. Also remaining are 4 children (Carroll and Leroy, Smithville, Ohio; Mrs. Alma Porter, also of Smithville; and Arthur, at home), 7 grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. In his youth he confessed Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and was baptized and received into the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville, where he remained faithful until death. Through the years he was greatly interested in church and community affairs and actively participated in various positions of responsibility, including those of church treasurer, Sunday-school teacher, township trustee, and rural mail carrier. He was much interested in people and in God's handiwork in the world of nature. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church Aug. 30 in charge of V. M. Gerig and P. R. Olinger. Burial was made in the adjacent cemetery.
Shaddinger, -- Henry G., son of the late Samuel and Mary Ann (Gehman) Shaddinger, was born in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Dec. 3, 1868; died July 9, 1951; aged 82 y. 7 m. 6 d. Jan. 12, 1895, he married Barbara Landis. To this union were born 2 sons. After the death of his wife he lived for some years as a widower. Sept. 29, 1906, he married Susanna Overholt. One son was born to them. Surviving are his 3 sons (Levi, David, and Edwin), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. He was greatly loved in the neighborhood and was noted for singing at his work. He was a faithful member of the Deep Run Church. He is missed by his family and a large number of friends. The funeral service was held at the Deep Run Mennonite Church July13, in charge of Abram Yothers, Erwin Nace, and Joseph Gross. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
White, -- Mahala, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Schrock) Slabach, was born at Inman, Kans., Nov. 12, 1877; passed away at the home of her daughter, St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 26, 1951; aged 73 y. 9 m. 14 d. She lived in the West Liberty community all her life, excepting the last few years, when she left the farm to make her home with her daughter. She was united in marriage to Walter W. White at McPherson, Kans., in March, 1901. To this union were born 2 children. Her husband's passing occurred on June 1, 1930. She was a member of the West Liberty Mennonite Church of the Inman community. She was devoted to her family and appreciated her many friends. Survivors include one daughter (Bernice Lewis, St. Louis, Mo.), one son (Marvin White, McPherson, Kans.), one granddaughter, 2 sisters (Mrs. Salome Hostetler, Harper, Kans.; Mrs. Jemima Zimmerman, Conway, Kans.), 3 brothers (Uriah Slabach, Menno Slabach, and John Slabach, all of Conway, Kans.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at the West Liberty Church, in charge of J. G. Hartzler and M. M. Troyer. Text: Heb. 9: 27. Burial was made in the West Liberty Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Slabach" can also be spelled as Slabaugh and Schlabach.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Booth, -- Fanny, daughter of the late William and Nancy (Stover) Clodd, was born in the Cedar Grove, Ont., community Dec. 28, 1862; died in the same district May 4, 1951, at the home of her son (Albert) with whom she had lived for the last nineteen years; aged 88 y. 4 m. 6 d. For about twenty years she had been in poor health and was bedfast most of the time. She bore her sufferings patiently. Her husband (Charles Booth) died Feb. 28, 1932. On Nov. 12, 1936, she was baptized by L. J. Burkholder and received into the Cedar Grove Church. Funeral services were conducted at her home May 7 by A. Lorne Burkholder. Text: John 11: 35. Interment was made in the United Church Cemetery, Hillside, Ont.
Brubacher, -- Emma, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Shantz, was born Feb. 2, 1869, in Waterloo Twp., Ont.; died July 20, 1951; aged 82 y. 5 m. 18 d. On March 3, 1920, she was united in marriage to Christian Brubacher, who predeceased her on Dec. 19, 1935. Surviving are one stepson (Jacob Brubacher, Kitchener, Ont.), one brother (Allan, Oshawa, Ont.) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Catharine Shuh, Waterloo, Ont., and Mrs. Lydia Ann Horst, Breslau, Ont.). She confessed her Saviour during revival meetings held by Noah Stauffer and Solomon Gehman in 1885 and remained a faithful witness for Him until death. Funeral services were conducted by J. B. Martin and Clair Shantz at the Erb Street Mennonite Church in Waterloo.
Buckwalter, -- John D., son of Martha L. and the late John D. Buckwalter, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 5, 1932; departed from this life Sept. 2, 1951, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 18 y. 9 m. 27 d. Death was caused by rheumatic fever, after an illness of three weeks. He accepted Christ as his Saviour at the age of eleven and united with the Mennonite Church, Mellinger congregation, remaining faithful until death. He graduated from the Lancaster Mennonite School in May, 1951. His father passed away sixteen years ago. Surviving are his mother, 2 brothers and 3 sisters (Robert D., Strasburg, Pa.; Dorothy-Mrs. B. Harold Thomas, New York City; B. Richard, Gap, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Clyde V. Stauffer, Lancaster, Pa.; and Rhoda M., at home), and his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin W. Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted at that home by David L. Landis and at the Mellinger Church by Amos W. Weaver and Harry S. Lefever. Text: James 4: 14. Joseph Lehman conducted the service at the grave in the adjoining cemetery, where his body was laid to rest.
Eby, --Amos F., son of Isaac W. and Mary (Martin) Eby, was born near Hagerstown, Md., April 22, 1871; passed away Aug. 21, 1951, at the home of his daughter (Esther Glass); aged 80 y. 3m. 29 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from his youth. On Nov. 19, 1896, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Metz, who survives. Also surviving are one son and 4 daughters (Lois-Mrs. Lewis Good, Bladensburg, Md.; Luke M., Brewton, Ala.; Ruth-Mrs. Reist R. Mummau, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Forrest J. Glass, Lancaster, Pa.; and Beulah-Mrs. John L. Sauder, Charlottesville, Va.), 17 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Two daughters Bertie and Pearl) preceded him in death. He spent his early life at Hagerstown, Md. he lived nineteen years near Denbigh, Va., and the last twenty-three years in Lancaster Co., Pa. He had been in ill health nearly three years but was able to be up most of the time. He won many friends during his lifetime through his cheerfulness. Funeral services were held Aug. 25, at the Groff Funeral Home, in charge of Harry Lefever, and at the Mellinger Church by Noah Risser and David Landis. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Garber, -- Francis, daughter of the late Henry N. and Mary (Frank) Eby, was born May 30, 1866, near Mt. Joy, Pa.; departed from this life July 23, 1951; aged 85 y. 1 m. 23 d. On Nov. 10, 1887, she was united in marriage to Simon E. Garber, who survives. She and her husband did their own housekeeping until the last year, having lived with a daughter (Helen) near Strasburg, Pa., the last five months. She was a faithful member of the Bossler Church for many years. In 1907 he husband was called to the ministry in the Bossler congregation. She was a true helpmeet to her husband during the forty-four years that followed. Surviving are 7 children (Henry F., Mt. Joy, Pa.; Norman E., Upper Darby, Pa.; Suie-Mrs. Martin Kraybill, Elizabethtown, Pa.; John S., York, Pa.; J. Clarence, New Danville, Pa.; Monroe E., Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Helen-Mrs. Earl Groff, Strasburg, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Elias Lindemuth), 3 brothers (Levi, Henry, and David) 33 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 25 at the Bossler Church, in charge of Noah Risser and Clarence Lutz, assisted by Ira Z. Miller. Her body was laid to rest in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.
Hess, -- Ruth, daughter of Christian B. and Fannie H. Hess, was born in Cumberland, Co., Pa., Dec. 16, 1916; passed away Aug. 18, 1951, at the Harrisburg, Pa., Hospital, after a short illness; aged 34 y. 8 m. 2 d. Surviving are her parents, one sister, one brother, 8 nephews, and 2 nieces. Funeral services were held at the Slate Hill Church, of which she was a member. W. M. Strong, Christian Zimmerman, and Marlin Lauver officiated. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Leis, -- Laura, daughter of the late Christian Brunk and Magdalena Ressor, was born Oct. 24, 1894; passed away at her home in Wellesley, Ont., after a long illness, July 11, 1951; aged 56y. 8m. 17 d. From early life she was a faithful member of the Maple View A. M. Church near Wellesley. On Nov. 11, 1919, she was married to Joseph R. Leis; they resided in the village of Wellesley. Two brothers (David and Peter), and 2 sisters (Sarah--Mrs. Peter Bast and Catherine--Mrs. Rudy Jantzi) predeceased her. Surviving are her husband and 4 brothers (Menno, Christian, and Amos, all of Ellice Twp., and John, of Wellesley). Funeral services were held July 14, with Curtis C. Cressman officiating at the home and Samuel Schultz and Moses H. Roth at the Maple View A. M. Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Anna, daughter of the late Eli and Barbara (Bender) Lohr, was born May 19, 1896, near Bittinger, Md.; died at her home Aug. 25, 1951; aged 55 y. 3m. 6 d. She was married to Dwight L. Miller Oct. 4, 1916. He preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1946. Surviving are 2 children (Lowell and Lorraine) and one grandson. Six of the ten children in her parents' family remain: Mary, Springs, Pa.; Fred, Lancaster, Pa.; Walter, California; Charles, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. William Campbell, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Ernest Miller, Springs, Pa. She was a faithful member of the Spring Mennonite Church from early youth. The funeral was held at the Springs Church. Roy Otto preached the sermon; Walter Otto assisted in the service.
Roth, -- Edward, son of Nick and Polly (Miller) Roth, was born April 25, 1869, in southern Michigan; departed from this life in Julesburg, Colo., on Aug. 9, 1951; aged 82 y. 3 m. 14 d. In 1885 he moved with his parents from Elkhart Co., Ind., to Deuel Co., Nebr. He accepted the Lord in his youth and became a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. In 1890 he was married to Emma Stutzman. To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters. His wife, one daughter, and 4 grandchildren preceded him in death. He leaves 9 children (John, Chappell, Nebr.; Cal, Beemer, Nebr.; Nick of Chappell; Abe, Julesburg, Colo.; Arthur, Crete, Nebr.; Mrs. Arthur Roth, Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. Home Schweitzer, also of Milford; Mrs. Delmer Beckler, of Chappell; and Mrs. Lester Mast, of Julesburg), 2 brothers (Jim and Mont, Filer, Idaho), 2 sisters (Mrs. Emma Lehman, of Orlando, Calif.; and Mrs. Sam Schlagel, of Milford), 53 grandchildren, and 62 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Chappell Mennonite Church on Aug. 11, in charge of Fred Gingerich. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ruth, -- Emma, daughter of Abraham and Annie (Good) Gehman, was born June 29, 1881, near Bally, Montgomery Co., Pa.; passed away Aug. 12, 1951, after an illness of eight weeks; aged 70 y. 1 m. 13 d. In 1896 she became a member of the Mennonite Church at Bally and remained a member there all her life. In her earlier years she traveled rather extensively, having spent time in Canada, California, and Florida. She established a private hospital in Quakertown, Pa., and operated it for about seven years. At the end of that time when the "Miss Gehman Hospital" was replaced by a large community hospital, she was given the honor of breaking the ground for the new institution. Having sold her hospital but wishing to continue her profession she purchased a farm near Bally for the purpose of conducting a convalescent home. June 29, 1929, she was united in marriage to Harvey S. Ruth, of Quakertown, Pa. Together they moderated the large house on the farm and erected additional building for the housing of the helpers required in conducting "Ruth's Convalescent Home." In 1942, they decided to retire. From 1944 to 1947 they resided at the home of her stepdaughter (Mrs. Warren Strawsnyder) at Bethlehem, Pa., and in 1947 entered the Eastern Mennonite Home at Souderton, Pa. Funeral services were held in the chapel at the Home at Souderton on Aug. 15, followed by services the next day at the church in Bally. Elias Kulp officiated, using John 12: 7 as his text. The church was filed with relatives and friends who had known and loved her during her many years of administering to the sick and the aged. Surviving are her husband, 2 brothers (William, of Bally, and John, of Quakertown), a number of nieces and nephews, and 5 stepchildren.
Sauder, -- Jacob, son of Daniel and Barbara (King) Sauder, was born near Archbold, Ohio, July 3, 1879; died of a heart attack while at his work in Archbold, Aug. 30, 1951; aged 72 y. 1 m. 27 d. On Jan. 14, 1900, he was united in marriage to Leah Nofziger, of Albany, Oreg. In his early years he united with the Central Mennonite Church at Archbold. He was a faithful and loyal member until death. Remaining are his wife, one son, 3 granddaughters, and one great-grandson. He was one of a family of 11 children (Amelia-Mrs. Jonathan Nofziger; Jacob, deceased; Elizabeth-Mrs. Menno Griser; Daniel J.; Fanny-Mrs. Enos Roth, deceased; William, deceased; Ida-Mrs. David Richer; Emmanuel; Lydia-Mrs. Frank Goldsmith; Minnie, deceased; Caroline-Mrs. Harry Goldsmith). He will be greatly missed in the church and in the community, by a large number of friends. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery. Funeral services were in charge of P. L. Frey and Henry Wyse.
Smith, -- Sarah, youngest daughter of the late Abram Smith and Elizabeth Grove, was born Sept. 10, 1875; passed away at the home of her nephew (Levi Smith), Almira, Ont.; aged 75 y. 11m. 26 d. She leaves one aged sister (Mrs. Ben Dillar) and nieces and nephews. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home by Aaron D. Grove and at the Wideman Church by George Brubacher, assisted by Aaron D. Grove. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Staker, -- Howard Richard, son of Andrew and Maggie (Ripper) Staker, was born Aug. 25, 1907, near Tremont, Ill.; departed from this life May 11, 1951, at the Pekin, Ill., Public Hospital; aged 43y. 8m. 16 d. On Dec. 25, 1931, he was married to Mabel Conrad and to this union were born 4 children. Surviving are Wallace Andrew, Creve Couer, Ill.; Margaret Amelia and Billy, at home. Merle Howard preceded him in death four years ago. His wife died eleven years ago. On March 23, 1943, he was married to Rebecca Carver, who survives, together with one child (Patricia Ann) born to this union. Also surviving are his mother, of Tremont, Ill., and the following brother and sisters: Mrs. Florence Studer, Roanoke, Ill.; Mrs. William Gingrich, Metamora, Ill; Peter Staker, Mackinaw, Ill.; and Floyd Staker, Tremont. His father preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Morton Mennonite Church, remaining a member until death. He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the Morton Church, in charge of N. N. Roeschley. Interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Stoltzfus, -- Naaman, son of Mast and Mary (Beiler) Stoltzfus, was born Nov. 1, 1908; died of a heart attack Aug. 17, 1951; aged 42 y. 9m. 16 d. A farmer and dairyman, he resided on the home place all his life. On Nov. 24, 1932, he was married to Mary B. Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are 11 children (Lillian Miriam. James Mast, Harvey Weaver, Elvin James, Mary Ellen, Daniel, Ethel Bell, Charity Fannie, Rosanna Ruth, Naaman, Jr., and David Ray), his mother and 10 brothers and sisters (Emma-Mrs. David Yoder; David, Annie-Mrs. John Yoder, Elmer, Job, Ada-Mrs. Jacob Mast; Moses, Jesse, Mast, and Miriam-Mrs. Levi Mast), and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ in his youth and was baptized as a member in the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa., where he attended services faithfully. He was a loving and kind father. Death followed several weeks' illness and a spinal operation. Funeral services were held at the Conestoga Church Aug. 20 in charge of Ira Kurtz, and Alvin Martin. Text: Job 21: 21. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Thomas, -- Elmer B., son of Jacob H. and Annie (Brenneman) Thomas, was born in Conestoga Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., June 8, 1880; passed away Aug. 2, 1951; at his late home in New Danville, Pa.; aged 71 y. 1 m. 24 d. Death followed a year's illness. Nov. 12, 1903, he was united in marriage to Mary Herr who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Anna, at home; Elizabeth-Mrs. Frank M. Enck, Willow Street, Pa.; Chester, New Danville; Edna-Mrs. Park R. Hershey, Conestoga, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Paul K. Bowman, Lancaster, Pa.), 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Abram B., Jacob B., and Martin B., all of Lancaster, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Annie-Mrs. John B. Harnish, Martieville, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Martin K. Haverstick, Lancaster, Pa.). One granddaughter preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was faithful until death. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at the home and at the New Danville Mennonite Church, in charge of James Hess, Henry Nauman, and Maris Hess. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Troyer, -- Mary, daughter of Christian and Annie (Erb) Reiff, was born Aug. 27, 1893, in Harvey Co., near Hesston, Kans.; passed away at the Elkhart Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 1, 1951; aged 58 y. 15 d. Death was caused by a heart attack. She was stricken with angina on Sunday evening, Sept. 9. In her teens she united with the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church near Hesston, Kans. Her faith in her Lord was exemplified in her devotion and faithfulness in the home and in church work. She was a wonderful homemaker and companion. April 24, 1920, she was married to Miles Troyer, of Newton, Kans. Aug. 7, 1924, she moved with her family to Elkhart, Ind., and united with the Prairie Street Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband, 6 daughters (Fern-Mrs. Frederick Erb, Detroit, Mich.; Vera-Mrs. James Weaver, Rebecca, and Grace of Elkhart; Margaret-Mrs. Vernon Miller, Mantua, Ohio; and Dorothy-Mrs. Ronald Miller, Middlebury, Ind.), one son (Darda, of Elkahrt), 5 grandchildren, 6 brothers (Vernon and Nathan, of Elkhart; Tillman, Dallas, Texas; Jacob, Berkley, Calif.; David, Opportunity, Wash.; and Irvin, Chicago, Ill.), and a sister (Susie-Mrs. Rufus Horst, Kansas City, Kans.). She was the first of her father's family to depart. The funeral was held at the Prairie Street Church in Elkhart on Sept. 13. J. B. Gingerich preached the sermon, using Ps. 125: 1 for his text.
Zimmerman, -- Anna, daughter of Aaron and Mary (Zimmerman) Weaver, was born May 9, 1914; passed away Aug. 11, 1951, at her late home in Springville, Pa.; aged 37 y. 3 m. 2 d. She had been ill for two years. On Feb. 24, 1940, she was united in marriage to Eli Burkholder Zimmerman, who survives. Seven children born to this union all survive: Lena Mae, Luke Rae, Paul, Mary, Rachel, Eli, Jr., and Ruth Ann, all at home. Also surviving are her parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Lena, Lititz, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Weaver Martin, Lititz; Martin, East Earl, Pa.; Edna-Mrs. George Newswanger, Blue Ball, Pa.; David, Atmore, Ala.; Aaron, Lititz). She was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church from her youth. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of her uncle, Joseph C. Weaver, and at the Springville Mennonite Church, in charge of Henry W. Martin, Abram Good, and Joseph Hostetler. Texts: Phil. 1: 21, 24; Rom. 8: 18. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Birkey, -- Levi F., son of John G. and Katherine (Schrock) Birkey, was born March 7, 1884, near Metamora, Ill.; died of cancer at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 7, 1951; aged 67 y. 6 m. At the age of sixteen he united with the East Bend Mennonite Church near Fisher, Ill. March 1, 1910, he was united in marriage to Katherine Oyer, Fisher, Ill. To this union were born 7 children. Three of theses (Elwood Louis, Ellis Lee, and Ilene May) died in infancy. He and his family lived near Fisher, Ill., until 1918, when they moved to Manson, Iowa, and in 1929 to Clarksville, Mich. Later they moved to Lowell, Mich., where he was residing at the time of his death. He leaves his beloved companion, 4 children (Raymond E., Paxton, Ill.; June E.-Mrs. A. H. Stormazand, Lowell, Mich.; Ralph O., Brimley, Mich.; and Velma K.-Mrs. Lowell Birkey, Amboy, Ind.), 12 grandchildren, 4 brother (Andrew, John, and Will of Manson, Iowa; Joe, Clarksville, Mich.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Dave Springer, Foosland, Ill.; Mrs. A. R. Nafziger, Rockwell City, Iowa; and Mrs. Ben Zehr, Manson, Iowa), and a large number of other relatives and friends. One brother (Ben) died at the age of four; another brother died in infancy. He transferred his membership to the Bowne Mennonite Church when he moved to Michigan. There he served the Lord in his quiet and unassuming way until death. He will be missed in the church and community. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Bowne Church Sept. 9 by Harold Christophel and Daniel Zook. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ehst, -- Elizabeth Mack, was born Nov. 4, 1894; died at the Allentown, Pa., Hospital, Sept. 21, 1951; aged 56 y. 10 m. 17 d. Surviving are her husband (John L. Ehst), 2 daughters (Mary, Vermont; and Lois-Mrs. Roy Stoltzfus, Yellow House, Pa.), 3 sons (Abram, at home; Jesse, Vermont; Paul, Telford, Pa.), 16 grandchildren, and 4 brothers. Her passing leaves a gap not only in the home but in the church. She supported the various activities of the church, especially the work of the sewing circle. She was devoted to her family, loyal to her church, and a helpful friend in the community. Funeral services were conducted at the Bally Mennonite Church by Stanley Beidler, Paul Longacre, and E. W. Kulp. Text: Luke 12: 40.
Esler, -- Robert Jean, son of Lyman and Ida (Lucas) Eisler, was born March 12, 1932, near Motley, Minn.; died Aug. 6, 1951; aged 19 y. 4 m. 24 d. As a small child he moved with the family to Ava, Mo., where they lived until 1947, returning again to the community of Leader, Minn. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour at the age of fourteen and lived a consistent Christian life. He will be fondly remembered in the home, church, and community. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Evelyne, at home), 2 brothers (Dwight and Richard, also at home), his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Marion Esler, Motley, Minn.), his maternal grandmother (Mrs. Charles Lucas, Ava, Mo.), several uncles, aunts, cousins and numerous friends. His death resulted from drowning while the family was on a fishing expedition. Services were conducted by Jonas Beachy and Abram Kaufman at the Leader Mennonite Mission, where he had faithfully attended the last three years.
Glick, -- Ella Harriet, daughter of David and Anna (Martin) Brubacker, was born at Smithville, Ohio, Sept. 19, 1870; died at the Mennonite Old People; Home near Rittman, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1951; aged 81 y. 1 d. In childhood she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member through life. Feb. 20, 1908, she was united in marriage to L. S. Glick, who preceded her in death a year ago. After their marriage they moved to Minot, N. Dak., where her husband was ordained to the ministry. He served the church there and at other places in that capacity the rest of his life. She was a faithful companion to her husband in this calling and a tender and affectionate mother to her stepsons. She leaves 2 stepsons (Elmer, Hubbard, Oreg.; Andrew, Minot, N. Dak.), one foster son (Samuel Erb, of California), one brother (Amandus Brubaker, Elida, Ohio), 2 sisters (Clara-Mrs. Ray Hackman, Sterling, Ohio; Minnie-Mrs. I. L. Yoder, Clarence Center, N. Y.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Crown Hill Church, Marshallville, Ohio, in charge of Noah Hilty, assisted by I. W. Royer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hoover, -- Emma J., daughter of Christian and Susanna (Weldy) Shaum, was born Sept. 24, 1864, near Jamestown, Ind.; died at her home Sept. 10, 1951; aged 86 y. 11 m. 16 d. At the age of twenty she joined the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until her passing. She was always concerned for the spiritual welfare of her children and grandchildren. Aug. 27, 1889, she was married to William A. Hoover, who passed away Nov. 13, 1945. Surviving are 6 children (Warren, Goshen, Ind.; Martha Good, Orrville, Ohio; Lewis, Goshen; Maynard, New Paris, Ind.; Paul and George, Goshen), 28 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was also grandmother to the seven children of her son-in-law (Benjamin Good) who passed away in 1946, and to the six children who were given a home by her son George. For several years she was a partial invalid. During the last year she suffered much but retained a keen mind and waited patiently for her deliverance from this life. Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Church, Sept. 14 by William Ramer and Joseph Martin. Abram Good, of Wadsworth, Ohio, preached the text in Phil. 1: 21. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Jantzi, -- Alvin Earl, son of the late Solomon and Anna (Lehman) Jantzi, was born near Lowville, N. Y., April 23, 1923; passed away suddenly at the Home of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, N. Y., following an operation, Aug. 23, 1951; aged 28 y. 4 m. He had been attending summer school at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; returning home Aug. 8 because of ill health. Surviving are his fiancée (Florine Lehman, Apple Creek, Ohio), 5 brothers (Aaron, Rudolph, and Simon, all of Lowville, N. Y.; Mahlon, Mannsville, N. Y.; and Elmer, Boonville, N. Y.), 5 sisters (Rosila, Esther, Sarah-Mrs. Lloyd Zehr, Marion-Mrs. Beryl Gingerich, all of Lowville, N. Y.; and Kathryn-Mrs. Charles Forrester, Woodville, N. Y.), 33 nieces and nephews, many other relatives and a large number of friends. His parents and one niece preceded him in death. In 1939 he was received by baptism into the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church. Although his life was short, the words he had spoken still live in the minds of many, pointing them to the Christian life. In 1949 he graduated from Eastern Mennonite College. The past two years he served as principal and teacher in the Sonneberg Mennonite School near Dalton, Ohio, and was planning teach there this fall. Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at his home by Elias Zehr and at the Dadville A. M. Church, by Louis Amstutz, Lloyd Boshart, and Andrew Gingerich. Interment was made in the Croghan Cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Albert R., son of Andrew and Frances (Rhodes) Kauffman, was born near Martinsburg, Pa., Nov. 28, 1875; departed from this life at the Nason Hospital, Roaring Springs, Pa., July 29, 1951; aged 75 y. 8 m. 1 d. Nov. 27, 1902, he was united in marriage to Mary Zimmerman. Their foster son (Franklin C. Kauffman) predeceased him a few years ago. Surviving are his companion, one brother (Fred), 2 nieces (Mrs. D. I. Stonerook and Mrs. E. C. Bender, of Martinsburg, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Early in married life he was converted and united with the Mennonite Church, which he served faithfully until death. Over thirty years he served in the office of deacon. He was always ready to render sympathetic services wherever needed. For several years he was in failing health, being confined to his home much of the time; the last few weeks were spent in the hospital. He is greatly missed in the home, in the community and in the church. Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at the Martinsburg Church. A. J. Metzler, a former neighbor, preached the sermon. C. A. Graybill assisted in the service. Burial was made in the Kauffman Cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Nancy Adeline, daughter of Manasses and Margaret Miller, was born Sept. 25, 1879, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; passed away Sept. 1, 1951; aged 71y. 11 m. 6 d. She was united in marriage to Abraham J. Kauffman, on Oct. 13, 1900. Their married life was spent in Indiana and Michigan, the last thirty-one years at Middlebury, Ind. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until her death. For many years she suffered patiently, from arthritis. A serious heart condition developed the last three weeks and she was bedfast six days. Her parents, 3 brothers, and 5 sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband (Abraham), one daughter (Mabel-Mrs. Claude Misher, Middlebury, Ind.), one son (Marion Kauffman, Champaign, Ill.), 3 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Mary Thomas, Shipshewana, Ind.), one brother (Ora D. Miller, Elkhart, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving mother and a good neighbor, who was a friend to many. Funeral services were held Sept. 4 at the Middlebury Mennonite Church in charge of Harold Yoder and Wilbur Yoder. Text: Job 14: 14. Burial was made in the Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Knopp, -- Lizzie, daughter of the late Jonas and Sarah (Hisey) Knopp, was born in Green Twp., Mahoning Co., Ohio, Oct. 1, 1885; died at the home of her brother, after six months' illness, Sept. 9, 1951; aged 65 y. 11 m. 8 d. Surviving are her brother (Ezra), 2 sisters (Martha-Mrs. Clayton Rohrer, Wadsworth, Ohio; and Mary-Mrs. Israel Snyder, Salem, Ohio), and 18 nieces and nephews. Her parents and her oldest sister (Anna, the late Mrs. Daniel Conrad of Louisville, Ohio) preceded her in death. She united with the Pleasant View Mennonite Church in the spring of 1910 and was a faithful member until death. Much of her life was spent in service for others. She took care of her father for a number of years, visited the sick and aged, and did many other charitable works. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 12, at the home of Ezra Knopp by Abram Good and at the Pleasant View Church, North Lawrence, Ohio, by Elmer Good and David Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, -- Ruby Kay, daughter of Roman and Mildred Miller, was born Aug. 14, 1951, at Canton, Ohio; died Aug. 19, 1951; aged 5 d. The caused of her death was undetermined. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Jane-Mrs. Francis Miller, Jr., Norfolk, Va.; Elton, San Diego, Calif.; Junior, Atlee, Edna Mae, Niva Jean, Elsie, and Gary, at home. Preceding her in death was a sister (Betty Ann). Two grandfathers also preceded her in death this summer. She leaves 2 grandmothers and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Hartville Mennonite Church, in charge of Lester Wyse. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Shirk, -- Kathryn S., daughter of Isaac and the late Emma (Steffy) Wenger, was born Feb.11, 1903, at Martindale, Pa.; died Sept. 1, 1951, at the Ephrata, Pa., Community Hospital; aged 48 y. 6m. 20 d. She had been in failing health for a number of years and was bedfast for about a week. She accepted Christ in her girlhood and was a faithful member of the Martindale Mennonite Church until death. She was interested in church and Sunday-school work, having taught a Sunday-school class for a number of years. In April, 1941, she was united in marriage to Harry J. Shirk, taking on the work of a family which was left by a departed sister. To this union were born 2 girls (Miriam and Beulah), who survive. Also surviving are the following stepchildren: Alberta-Mrs. Clayton Gehman, Helen-Mrs. Melvin Good, Luke, Charles, Dorothy-Mrs. Andrew Martin, all of Terre Hill, Pa.; Pearl-Mrs. John Martin, Glenmoore, Pa.; Willis, New Holland, pa.; LaReta-Mrs. Frank Sandoe, and Carroll, at home Other relatives remaining include 4 sisters and one brother (Jennie-Mrs. Michael N. Wenger, Lititz, Pa.; Cora-Mrs. Irvin Reist, Martindale, Pa.; Charles, Ephrata, Pa.; Irene-Mrs. Ray Andes, Lincoln, Pa.; and Ruth-Mrs. Paul Weber, Narvon, Pa.), 24 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa., in charge of Alvin Martin. Text: Matt, 12: 48. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Smucker, -- John W., son of Jonas and Sarah (Yoder) Smucker, was born in Green Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio; Sept. 28, 1866; died at the City Hospital, Massillon, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1951; aged 84 y. 10 m. 14 d. He lived his entire life in the community east of Smithville, Ohio. His death followed shortly after emergency surgery was performed. As a youth he confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and was received by water baptism upon confession of faith, into the fellowship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church by John K. Yoder. Feb. 9, 1892, he was married to Anna Hostetler, who survives. One son (Elam) died in 1932. The following children survive: Jepthah, Dalton, Ohio; Mervin, Smithville, Ohio; Marion, Orrville, Ohio; and Saloma-Mrs. Mylon Falb, of Orrville. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Adeline, Oyster Point, Va.; Simon, Orrville, Ohio; Peter, Smithville, Ohio; Mary-Mrs. J. F. Mast, Portsmouth, Va.; Daniel, Harrisonburg, Va.; Ella, Oyster Point; Mrs. Effie Miller and Mrs. Emma Rohrer, both of Smithville; and Katie-Mrs. Davie Steiner, North Lima, Ohio. One of 16 children, he is the seventh to pass on. The following preceded him, Sarah, Emanuel, Noah, Malinda-Mrs. D. S. Yoder, and 2 half sisters (Lydia and Fannie). He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church, Sterling, Ohio, at the time of his death. He loved the fellowship of the church and was interested in its work and spiritual progress. Services were held Aug. 15 in the home and at the Oak Grove Church, conducted by David Steiner and William G. Detweiler. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Stuckey, -- Kenneth J., son of Maurice and Ilva Stuckey, was born Sept. 3, 1951, at the Memorial Hospital , Wauseon, Ohio; passed away the following day. He leaves his parents, 2 sisters (Karen Rae and Sandra Kay), his grandparents, great-grandparents, and many other relatives. Graveside services were conducted by E. B. Frey and Roy Sauder.
Warye, -- Solomon E., son of John and Rebecca (Lantz) Warye, was born June 21, 1865, in Champaign Co., Ohio; died at his late home in West Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1951; aged 86 y. 2m. 8 d. Death resulted from a heart condition. He lived his entire life in the vicinity of his birth, having been engaged in farming until six years ago, when he retired and moved into West Liberty. One of a family of six sons and one daughter, he leaves only his sister (Mrs. Mattie Kauffman, of West Liberty). Jan. 1, 1891, he was married to Lydia Stutzman, who survives. Their wedding ceremony, at the Oak Grove Church, was performed by his father. Two sons and three daughters preceded him in death. The following survive: Fred, Arcadia, Calif.; Herman, Richwood, Ohio; and Mary Vaughn, at home. He leaves also three grandchildren, who will miss his tender affection. In Early life he became a follower of Christ and was baptized. He was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church at West Liberty the rest of his life. A man of integrity, he lived what he believed and expressed himself as being ready to meet his Lord, whom he loved. Services were held at the Oak Grove Church, Sept. 1, with Nelson Kanagy officiating, assisted by Newton Weber.
Zook, -- Menno S., son of John and Fannie (Lantz) Zook, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, March 21, 1862; died Sept. 16, 1951, at his home near La Junta, Colo.; aged 89 y. 5 m. 27 d. He had been in failing health the last five months. At the age of twenty-one he went to Garden City, Mo. There he was married to Soloma Zook on Dec. 27, 1887. In 1906 they moved to La Junta, where he lived most of the time until his death. His wife passed away May 21, 1928. Since then he lived with their only daughter (Iva-Mrs. John Kiser) at La Junta. He was the last of a family of eight. Surviving are his daughter, 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, remaining a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the East Holbrook Church, Cheraw, Colo. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Beck, -- Betty, daughter of Seth and Lydia Nofziger, was born near Howe, Ind., Feb. 8, 1873; departed from this life at her home in Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1951; aged 78 y. 7 m. 13 d. Nov. 22, 1894, she was united in marriage to Joel Beck, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Alma Brenneman, at home; Vernon, Elden, and Dolly-Mrs. Franklin Crossgrove, all of Lansing, Mich.), 13 grandchildren 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Ella-Mrs. Alfred Rupp, Archbold, Ohio; and Lydia Nofziger, Adrian, Mich.), 2 brothers (Alf Nofziger, Stryker, Ohio; and Abe Nofziger, Goshen, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. In her younger years she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Lockport congregation until death. She was always interested in the welfare of her family and many friends, willing to help any and all in need. Funeral services were conducted on Sept. 24, at the home by H. E. Bertsche and at the Central Church by D. L. Sommers, D. W. Graber and Walter Stuckey. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Champ, -- Merrill F., son of Andrew and Ethel (Alt) Champ, was born May 19, 1934; was killed in an automobile accident Sept. 23, 1951; aged 17 y. 4 m. 4 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 7 brothers (Earl, Quinton, John, Harlin, Darrell, Bryson, and Dayton), 7 sisters (Verdie-Mrs. Wilbur Hedrick, Dora-Mrs. Perry Cooper, Thelma-Mrs. Charles Vance, Virginia-Mrs. Bert Vance, Evelyn-Mrs. Gene Boggs, Joy-Mrs. Clair Basinger and Ruby), one grandfather (John Alt), and many other relatives and friends. One brother preceded him in death. During 1946 he accepted the Lord as his Saviour and on Oct. 25 was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church at the Carr schoolhouse, Mouth of Seneca, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted by Earl J. Hartzler at the home of the deceased Sept. 26. Burial was made in the family cemetery on the home farm, which is located on the side of North Fork Mountain.
Dintzman, -- Wilbur, son of William and Susan (Siedner) Dintaman, was born Aug. 28, 1924; departed from this life Sept. 9, 1951; aged 27 y. 12 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Church of the Brethren. In 1942 he transferred his membership to the Mennonite Church at Vestaburg, Mich., where he remained a member until death. He is survived by his father, 5 brothers (Lawrence, Earl, Glen, Lester, and Walter), and 3 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Vernon Kauffman, Ethel-Mrs. Neil Buskirk, and Inez-Mrs. Donald Lauber). His mother and one brother (Carl) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Ferris Center Church of Christ, in charge of Claude C. Culp and Ernie E. Bontrager. Interment was made in the Ferris Cemetery.
Hershberger, -- William O., son of Abraham and Catherine (Mast) Hershberger, was born March 26, 1889; passed away Sept. 14, 1951, of a heart ailment; aged 62 y. 5 m. 18 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Miller on April 6, 1912. To this union were born 6 sons and one daughter; the latter died in infancy. He leaves his companion, 6 sons (William, Jr., Munich, Germany; Dennis, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Cloyse, also of Sugarcreek; Paul and Clayton, at home; and David, Barrs Mills, Pa.), 2 brothers (Emanuel and John, Walnut Creek, Ohio), a sister (Mrs. William Christner, Kent, Ohio), and 12 grandchildren. Five brothers, 3 sisters, and his parents preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and joined the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church Sept. 17, in charge of Calvin Mast and Paul R. Miller. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Holsinger, -- Gabriel F., son of Noah and Lydia (Geil) Holsinger, was born Jan. 25, 1878; died at his home at McGaheysville, Va., Sept. 19, 1951; aged 73 y. 7m. 24 d. Although in ill health for more than a year, he was able to be about; his passing came very unexpectedly a few hours after he had retired. He will be greatly missed by family and friends; he was the first of his father's family to pass on. He is survived by his wife (Annie Burner Holsinger), one son (Hubert B.), 2 brothers (John O., South Boston, Va.; and Henry S., Edom, Va.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. S. H. Rhodes, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Delphia R., Dayton, Va.). One son (Frederic) preceded him in death March 22, 1951. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church; he held dear the Christian principles of his faith. His warmhearted interest in humanity was very marked in his teaching career and in his business and social teaching career and social life. Funeral services were held at the Brown Memorial Reformed Church at McGaheysville by Timothy Showalter, assisted by L. O. Carbaugh and C. E. Long. Interment was made in the McGaheysville Cemetery.
Morrison, -- William A. Morrison, was born Jan. 6, 1856; passed away Sept. 1, 1951, at the St. Joseph Co., Hospital in Centerville, Mich.; aged 95 y. 7 m. 25 d. He was a farmer and lived in the Three Rivers community nearly all his life. His wife, who died in 1938, was a schoolteacher in Three Rivers for many years. When the church at Moorepark was opened in 1947 he was much interested. He attended services when he was able; after many visits with him he accepted Christ and was baptized in his home on Aug. 8, 1949, by Paul Mininger. He often testified to the wonderful way in which God had preserved him. His mind was very clear until last winter, when he was taken to the hospital. There for several months he was cared for, until his death, which resulted from cancer and other ailments. He had no children. Four nieces and 2 nephews survive. He will be missed by the group of worshipers at Moorepark. Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at the Austin Funeral Home in Three Rivers with E. J. Leinbach in charge. They body was laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers.
Smith, -- Jacob B., son of George and Mary Schmidt, deceased, was born near St. Jacobs, Ont., April 9, 1870; passed away at his home, Elida, Ohio, Sept. 23, 1951; aged 81 y. 5 m. 14 d. On March 17, 1901, he was united in marriage to Lena Burkhardt, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (George, Faith, S. Dak.; Harold, Goshen, Ind.; and Paul, Elida, Ohio), 4 daughters (Mrs. Truman Bunk, Denbigh, Va.; Mrs. Merle Fowler, Faith, S. Dak.; Mrs. William Brenneman, Lima, Ohio; and Mrs. John Schlosser, Washington D. C.), and one sister (Mrs. Mary Good, St. Jacobs, Ont.). As a young man he came to the States to enter his educational career, in which field he attained heights reached by few in the Mennonite Church at that time. Yet through the entire scope of his life he maintained the humble demeanor of a genuine follower of the Lowly One. He was an ardent lover and student of the Scriptures and their message of life and future hope, which hope sustained him through many long hours of tedious study and deep devotion. To give a fair estimate of his life and the contribution which he made to the church and community in a few words would be an impossibility. While a young man he was ordained to the ministry, which ministry was quite fruitful throughout the church. Among his many activities within church circles, he pastured the Salem congregation until five years ago, when he resigned from active duty. But his deep interest and loyal support of its program and his successors never wanted. His passing has left in its wake a dynamic challenge to live the for the "blessed hope." No better tribute could be given than to quote the words which often came from his lips as the desire of his life: "Now also when I am old and grey-headed , O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come." (Ps. 71: 18). Funeral services were held at the Salem Church in charge of his associate ministers, Kenneth G. Good and Richard E. Martin. The text used by the latter in the funeral sermon was the Scripture quoted by Brother Smith during the short interval of his illness: "For here we have no continuing city, but we look for one to come." (Heb. 13: 14.) Assisting in the service were the following: Perry Smith, deacon of the Salem congregation; A. J. Metzler, representing the Publishing House; and J. L. Stauffer, representing Eastern Mennonite College, where Brother Smith acted as first president. A delegation was present from Goshen College, as well as a number of ministers from neighboring communities. Interment was made in the Salem Cemetery.
White, -- French Harding White, was born April 13, 1870, at Harman, W. Va.; departed suddenly from this life July 27, 1951, at his home near Harman, W. Va.; aged 31 y. 3 m. 14 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour when a young man, and served as Sunday-school superintendent for forty years. He also served the church as deacon for a number of years. He is survived by his wife (the former Martha Elizabeth White), and the following children: Omar, Job, W. Va.; Jasper, Elkins, W. Va.; Mrs. Annie Bennett, Harman, W. Va.; Mrs. Eva Baxter, Cumberland, Md.; Marshall, Harman, W. Va. He is survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Mennonite Church July 29, in charge of Richard S. Weaver, assisted by Olin McDorman, Hiram Weaver, and S. H. Rhodes. Burial was made in the Lower Dam Cemetery.
Wolfe, -- Lulu, daughter of the late Fred and Mary Altaffer, of Ohio, was born Dec. 25, 1873; passed to her reward Sept. 13, 1951; aged 77 y. 8m. 18 d. She spent most of her single life on the farm with her parents. In 1907 she became the wife of George Howard Wolfe. To this union was born a deaf daughter, Lois Edith, and another daughter who died in infancy. In order that their daughter might receive the benefit of the Pennsylvania school for the death in Philadelphia, they located on a farm near Bedminsterville, Pa., later moving to Point Pleasant, Pa., because of ill health of her husband. In 1941, he died of tuberculosis. She and her daughter were contacted by friends and were received into the church fellowship during the past winter. Her death was caused by cancer. Her daughter is now living in the Aldefer Home near Perkasie, Pa. Funeral services were conducted in the Groveland Mennonite Church by the ministers of the Deep Run congregation. Interment was made in the Kellers Church Cemetery on Sept. 17, where her husband was buried.
Yoder, -- Katherine, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Conrad) Meyer, was born near Sterling, Ohio, May 8, 1884; departed from this life after an illness of two months, at her home near Smithville, Ohio, Sept. 19, 1951; aged 67 y. 4 m. 11 d. On Sept. 10, 1912, she was united in marriage to Emmett Yoder, who survives, along with 3 children (Andrew, at home; Russell, Blacklick, Ohio; Mrs. Paul Wade, Sterling, Ill.). She also leaves 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers (D. F. Meyer, Wayland, Iowa; Jacob C. Meyer, Sterling, Ohio; Elmer Meyer, Creston, Ohio; and E. A. Meyer, New York City), and 5 sisters (Mrs. David Schrock, Sterling, Ohio; Mrs. Noah Schrock, Smithville, Ohio; Mrs. John Lerch, and Jennie Meyer, Wooster, Ohio; and Mrs. U. M. Wenger, Rittman, Ohio). One brother and one sister preceded her in death. In her youth she confessed Christ as Lord and Saviour and was baptized into the membership of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Until her final illness she was active in many phases of church work, particularly in the Sunday school, where she served faithfully as a teacher for many years. Her faith was constant, her enthusiasm and zeal for the work of Christ and His Kingdom inspiring to all who knew her. Her Christian influence was felt in home, church, and community. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church Sept. 22, in charge of V. M. Gerig and D. R. McFadden. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder, -- Joseph E., son of Valentine and Katie (Schrock) Yoder, was born July 20, 1875, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; departed from this life Sept. 12, 1951, near Goshen, Ind.; aged 76 y. 1 m. 23 d. He was united in marriage to Katie Miller on Nov. 19, 1896. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. Surviving are Oscar, of Middlebury, Ind.; Arie, at home; Orpha-Mrs. Louis D. Kauffman, Middlebury, Ind.; and Henry at home. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and 4 brothers (Tobias V., Topeka, Ind.; Daniel V., Topeka; Mose V., also of Topeka; and Lee L., Shipshewana, Ind.), and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his companion, who passed away Jan. 10, 1941. Also by two infant sons, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. He was a member of the Conservative A. M. Church, remaining faithful until death. He was ill for more than a year, bedfast for twelve days. Funeral services were held at the Griner Church Sept. 15 by Clarence Yoder, Sam T. Eash, and Noah Zehr. Texts: Ps. 23; II Tim. 4: 6-9. Burial was made in the Yoder Cemetery.
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Burkey, -- Joseph, son of Peter and Mary (Stider) Burkey, was born near Milford, Nebr., March 27, 1890; passed away Sept. 29, 1951, after a few months' illness; aged 61 y. 5 m. 27 d. His entire life was spent in the same community. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the East Fairview Mennonite Church, remaining an active member until his death. On Dec. 25, 1910, he was united in marriage to Mattie Troyer, of Shickley, Nebr. Surviving are his beloved wife and the following children, for whom he showed deep concern: Kenneth, Pekin, Ill.; Lucinda-Mrs. Richard Bachman, Upland, Calif.; Doris, Newton, Kans.; Arnold, Dorchester, Nebr.; Betty Mae, at home. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 7 brothers (John, Arthur, William, Edward, Raymond, Elmer, and Lester, all living near Milford), 2 sisters (Emma-Mrs. Ivan Hostetler, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Elbert Hostetler, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.), and one half brother (Irvin Burkey, Kearney, Nebr.). His parents, a brother (Alvin), one infant and a sister (Viola) preceded him in death. Funeral services were in charge of William R. Eicher, assisted by Jesse Short.
Kling, -- Elizabeth A., daughter of the late Jacob F. and Hettie (Rohrer) Eby, was born Dec. 24, 1858, at Intercourse, Pa.; passed away July 13, 1951, after being bedfast for eight months; aged 92 y. 6 m. 19 d. She died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Frank Leaman) near York, Pa., where she had lived the last nine years. She was married to Jacob L. Kling in November 1887. He passed away Sept. 13, 1930. They were blessed with 4 children (Anna-Mrs. H. Frank Leaman, York, Pa.; Elmer E., who passed away in 1942; Willis E., Paradise, Pa.; and Mary-Mrs. Martin A. Diller, Intercourse, Pa.). Surviving besides her 3 children are 15 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, Hershey congregation, for over sixty years. Funeral services were held July 17 at the Brown Funeral Home, Paradise, Pa., by Ira Buckwalter and at the Hershey Church by Ira Buckwalter and G. Parke Book. Text: Ps. 116: 15. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mecum, -- John Wesley, son of Port and Eliza Mecum, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Feb. 22, 1882; died Sept. 7, 1951; aged 69 y. 6 m. 15 d. In his early life he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a member until death. In 1906 he was united in marriage to Fannie Mae Tyson, who preceded him in death in 1932. On April 12, 1935, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Blough, who survives. To this union were born 4 children (Stella Marcile, Stanford John, Hubert, Amos, and Patricia June, all at home). Also surviving are 2 foster daughters (Viola-Mrs. Albert Nusbaum, Middlebury, Ind.; Betty-Mrs. William Ellica, Goshen Ind.), 6 grandchildren3 sisters and 2 brothers (Nora-Mrs. Elmer Baum, Richland, Mich.; Dora, Mrs. Albert Balyeat, Howe, Ind.; Jocie-Mrs. William Frye, Goshen, Ind.; Chauncy, Middlebury, Ind.; and Crales, Kalkaska, Mich.). His health had been failing for a year or more. He was bedfast the last two weeks. Funeral services were held Sept. 9 at the Middlebury Mennonite Church, in charge of Harold Yoder and Wilbur Yoder. Text: Rom. 7: 24. Burial was made in the Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Miller, -- Harvey J. Miller, was born Nov. 9, 1881, near Arthur, Ill.; died at Fairview, Mich., Sept. 25, 1951; aged 69 y. 10 m. 16 d. He was united in marriage to Lilly F. Yoder, Jan. 28, 1906. To this union were born 6 sons (Jess E., Erie H., Harry H., Fairview, Mich.; Menno E., Enos H., Walter M., and Melvin L., Midland, Mich.). These survive, together with an adopted daughter (Mrs. Marie Smith, of Iowa), 2 brothers (Joe Y., Goshen, Ind.; and Martha-Mrs. J. K. Miller, Nappanee, Ind.), 16 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He gave his heart to the Lord as a young man and was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church for many years. Several years he served as Sunday-school superintendent. Because of a heart ailment he was unable to attend public worship services for some time. His passing marks the loss of another of Oscoda County's early Mennonite settlers. Funeral services were held Sept. 28 at the Fairview Mennonite Church, with Harvey Handrich and M. S. Steiner in charge. Text: Ps. 16: 6. burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Rhodes, -- William H., son of the late Henry and Margaret (Heatwole) Rhodes, was born near Dale Enterprise, Va., Nov. 7, 1861; passed away at his home after an illness of several months April 28, 1951; aged 89 y. 5 m. 21 d. On July 21, 1891, he was united in marriage to Bettie S. Hartman, who preceded him in death Jan. 23, 1947. He leaves a son (Ward), a daughter (Fannie Shank), 5 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Weaver Church, in charge of Paul Good, S. H. Rhodes, and Hiram Weaver. Text: John 14: 2. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Stutzman, -- Steven Louis, son of Louis and Dorothy (Kahlandt) Stutzman, Waterloo, Nebr., was born in St. Catherine's Hospital, Omaha, Nebr., Aug. 12, 1951; died there Aug. 18, 1951; aged 6 d. Graveside services were conducted by S. Haferman on Aug. 20 at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery near Millard, Nebr.
Waidelich, -- Myrl Jay, son of Otis and Caroline (Roth) Waidelich, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, April 1, 1928; died Sept. 7, 1951; aged 23 y. 5 m. 6 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Aug. 19, 1948, he was united in marriage to Arlene Frey. To this union were born 2 sons (Gary Lynn and Edward Lee). His parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, one son and many other relatives and friends survive him. Waidelich, -- Arlene Mae, daughter of Harvey and Bertha (Short) Frey, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, April 19, 1929; died Sept. 7, 1951; aged 22 y. 4 m. 21 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and unit with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Aug. 19, 1948, she was united in marriage to Myrl Waidelich. Besides one son there remain her parents, 5 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. Waidelich, -- Gary Lynn, son of Myrl and Arlene (Frey) Waidelich, was born June 28, 1949; died Sept. 7, 1951; aged 2 y. 2 m. 10 d. -- These three death occurred in a traffic accident late in the afternoon as they were driving a loaded truck homeward about three miles north of Marysville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 10, at the Central Church by Olen Nofziger, Henry Wyse, and D. L. Sommers. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.