Blosser, Bryan Peter William, son of James DeWitt and Janet (Abe) Blosser, Creamery, Pa., was born July 19, 1956, at Harrisonburg, Va.; passed away at Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 30, 1956; aged 6 weeks. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (James Dewitt II and Gary Steven) Grandparents (Mrs. Peter W. Blosser, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Royal Abe, Pinto, Md.), 2 great-grandfathers (E. K. Blauch, Pinto, Md., and W. E. Abe, Ridgeley, W. Va.). His grandfather, Peter W. Blosser, preceded him in death 17 days. He suffered with a heart condition from birth, due to a vein which he lacked to carry the blood from the heart to the lungs. Funeral services were held on Sept. 1 at the Lindsey Chapel with Harold Eshleman and Oliver Keener in charge. Burial was made in the Weaver Church Cemetery.
Blosser, Peter, son of Henry and Sophia (Showalter) Blosser, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 16, 1893, on a farm where he spent most of his life; died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Aug. 13, 1956; aged 62 y. 8m. 23 d. He accepted Christ when a young man and was a faithful member of the Weaver Mennonite Church throughout life. On Nov. 1, 1922, he was married to Mae Shank. He is survived by his wife, one daughter (Alice-Mrs. D. Lloyd Trissel, Harrisonburg), one son (James DeWitt Blosser, Creamery, Pa.), 7 grandsons and one brother (Gabriel, Staunton, Va.). He suffered from arthritis for 23 years, but for the past several years had been greatly improved and for 3 weeks before he was stricken, he was employed. On May 24 he was hospitalized because of yellow jaundice. Upon surgery on May 29, doctors discovered cancer and gave no hope of his recovery. He bore his suffering with patience and always had a smile in spite of pain. Funeral services were held at the Weaver Church on Aug. 15 with Oliver Keener, D. W. Lehman, and Harold Eshleman participating. Burial was made in the Weaver Cemetery.
Brubaker, Ada M., daughter of Levi and Annie (Newcomer) Brubaker, was born May 25, 1888, near New Danville, Pa.; passed away at her home at Millersville, Pa., on Aug. 27, 1956; aged 68 y. 3 m. 2d., following an illness of over 2 years. Surviving are 4 brothers (Aaron N., Jacob N., of Millersville; John N. and Paul N. of Lancaster, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Millersville Mennonite Church, where she was a member in charge of Christ Lehman, Landis Shertzer, Jacob Hess, J. Herbert Fisher, and Benjamin Eshbach. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Brubaker, Ephraim B., son of Amos and Martha (Bomberger) Brumbaker, was born Feb. 4, 1883, near Lititz, Pa.; entered into rest at his home on July 31, 1956; aged 73 y. 5m. 27 d. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 29, 1906, he was married to Minnie Buckwalter, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Raymond, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Blanche, at home; Paul, Manheim; Barbara-Mrs. Martin Hauck, Mt. Wolf, Pa.), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a sister (Mrs. Lizzie Rohrer, East Petersburg). He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church were funeral services were conducted by Henry Lutz, Irvin Kreider, and James Siegrist on Aug. 4. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Frey, May Ellen, stillborn daughter of J. Earl and Marian (Mentzer) Frey, Chambersburg, Pa., was born July 28, 1956, at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Besides her parents she is survived by a brother (Clair L.), her grandparents (Rev. and Mrs. Maurice Mentzer and Mr. and Mrs. John Frey), her great-grandmother (Mrs. Martha Mentzer), her great-grandfather (Christian Frey, Sr.). Graveside services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Heatwole, Mollie Grace, daughter of the late Joseph W. and Sarah (Heatwole) Coffman, was born Oct. 3, 1883; passed away July 14, 1956; aged 72 y. 9m. 11 d. On Jan. 22, 1903, she was united in marriage to Melvin J. Heatwole, at present pastor of the Bank Church. To this union were born 12 children. Surviving are her husband, 10 children (Lora, Joseph, Martha, Esther-Mrs. Herman Knicely, Ina, Simeon, Melvin Jr., James, Hiram, Nancy), 34 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one brother, one sister, and her mother, widow of the late Preacher Joseph W. Coffman, who now has reached her ninety-sixth year. She accepted Christ in her early life and served faithfully in many ways until her death. As deaconess in the church many lives were touched for good by her positive influence. She will be remembered also for her work in the local churches, in the mission field of West Virginia, as teacher in the Sunday school, and as helper in sewing circle activities. Funeral services were held at the Bank Church on July 16 in charge of Daniel W. Lehman, assisted by Hiram Weaver. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman, Fannie E., daughter of Eli and Mary (Troyer) Stutzman, was born in Newton Co., Ind., Oct. 13, 1886; departed this life at her family home near Arcola, Ill., Sept. 2, 1956; aged 69 y.10m. 20 d. Although failing in health for 8 years from a stroke, and almost bedfast for 11 months from diabetes and a heart ailment her death came suddenly as she slept. On March 17, 1907, she was married to Jake F. Kauffman. This union was blessed with 7 children (Alvin, Eli, Melvin, Joe, Mary Ann-Mrs. Dan S. Miller, Edna-Mrs. William Miller, Bertha-Mrs. Anson Miller, all living in the home vicinity). Also surviving are 2 brother (Daniel, Nappanee, Ind., and Elmer, Arthur, Ill.), 18 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Her parents, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and 2 granddaughters preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received in the Amish Church, where she was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held from her home on Sept 4 with Abe and John Gingrich, and Menno Miller officiating. Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery.
Lehman, Walter P., son of Lizzie M. and the late Daniel G. Lehman, was born June 4, 1914, died May 6, 1956, at the Harrisburg Hospital from a fractured skull, the result from a fall at work the day before; aged 41 y.11 m. 2 d. He is survived by his aged mother, and the following brothers and sisters (Albert, John, Edwin, Daniel, Robert, Elmer, Clarence, Martha-Mrs. Jacob Ebersole, and Elizabeth-Mrs. Elmer Brandt). He was a member of the Stauffer's Mennonite Church near Hershey, where funeral services were held on May 9 with Noah W. Risser, J. Frank Zieger, and Walter W. Oberholtzer in charge with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Leis, Mary, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Albrecht, was born in Elma Twp., on May 24, 1883; passed away at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., on Sept. 8, 1956; aged 73 y. 3 m. 14 d. On Jan. 8, 1903, she was united in marriage to Joseph L. Leis, who preceded her in death on April 8, 1949. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. She is survived by 8 daughters (Clara-Mrs. Enos Steinman, Baden, Ont.; Catherine-Mrs. Aaron Jehr, Wellesley; Marion-Mrs. Arthur Freund, Kitchener; Alma-Mrs. William Paddon, Guelph; Alice-Mrs. John Hendry; Florence-Mrs. Walter Schack; Verna-Mrs. John Wynosky; Wilma-Mrs. Clifford Schiedel, all of Kitchener), 4 brothers (George, Kingwood; Joel, Tavistock; Christian and Menno, New Dundee), 3 sisters (Mrs. Christian Lebold and Mrs. Daniel Erb, Wellesley, and Mrs. Ezra Boshart, Milverton), 27 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son and one daughter. Services and burial at the First Mennonite Church in charge of C. F. Derstine.
Risser, Martha, daughter of the late Isaac Myers, was born March 6, 1885, in Franklin Co., Pa.; passed away Aug. 31, 1956, at the Waynesboro Hospital, where she had been a patient for 6 days, following a stroke. She was a faithful member of the Salem Ridge Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband (Amos E. Risser), one stepson (Irvin C. Risser, Harrisonburg, Va.), one brother (Harry Myers, Greencastle, Pa.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Horst, Maugansville, Md.; Mrs. Adin Risser, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Abram Martin, Maugansville, and Mrs. Irvin Rissser). Funeral services were conducted at the Salem Ridge Church by Harvey E. Shank and J. Irvin Lehman on Sept. 4. Burial was made in the Reiff Church Cemetery.
Rohrer, Clayton G., son of Mrs. Mary L. and the late Adam W. Rohrer, was born Jan. 18, 1897, in Upper Leacock Twp.; died at his home near Mechanics Grove, Pa., on Aug. 9, 1956, after a heart ailment of several years. He was a farmer all his life and was able to be around until 5 days before his death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, untied with the Mennonite Church, and was a member of the Mechanic Grove Church at the time of his death. In 1924 he was married to B. Verna Kendig. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons (C. Kendig, Manheim, and Robert K., at home), 2 grandchildren, his mother, 2 sisters, and one brother. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at the Mechanic Grove Church, conducted by Paul B. Myer and Clyde Hostetter. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Short, Eliza, daughter of Christian and Catherine Eicher, was born near Archbold, Ohio, on April 30, 1882; departed this life at her home in Archbold on Sept. 11, 1956, after an illness of 7 months; aged 74 y. 4m. 12 d. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Lockport congregation until death. On Feb. 11, 1904, she was united in marriage with Henry H. Short. Six children came to bless their home. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons (Milton, Willard, and Calvin),3 daughters (Myrtle-Mrs. Olan Beck, Sylvia-Mrs. George Schmucker, and Freda-Mrs. Herman Beck), all residing in the home community; also 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Daniel, Stryker, Ohio; Henry, Archbold), and many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. In addition to providing a Christian home for her family, she also included Donna, Doris, and James Schmucker, who grew up in their home. She was the first in 52 years to leave the family circle and will be greatly missed Funeral services were conducted at the Lockport Church on Sept.14 at the Lockport ministry, with burial in the Lockport Cemetery.
Shrock, Dallas Dean, son of David and Catherine (Slaubaugh) Shrock, was born at the Daviess Co. Hospital, Washington, Ind., on May 2, 1956; passed away at the hospital on Aug. 19, 1956, having been ill most of his life; aged 3 m. 17 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandparents (Edd P. and Fanny Shrock, Washington, Ind., and Daniel and Elizabeth Slaubaugh, Wolford, N. Dak.), 2 great-grandparents (Levi and Kate Graber, Mylo, N. Dak.), and many other relatives. Funeral services conducted at the Berea Mennonite Church were in charge of David J. Graber and Tobias Slaubaugh. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Unternahrer, Magdelena, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Yantzi) Ruby, was born near Tavistock, Ont., on March 1, 1878; passed away at her home near Thurman, Colo., Aug. 31, 1956; aged 78 y. 5m. 30 d. Death was attributed to diabetes and complications. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church till death. On Nov. 30, 1909, she was united in marriage with Joseph Unternahrer. To this union 5 children were born. Preceding her in death were her husband, on March 11, 1952, her parents, a stepson, one brother and 2 sisters. Surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Joseph R., La Junta, Colo.; Elizabeth, Aaron, Catharine, and Mary, all of Thurman), a stepdaughter (Lena-Mrs. D. D. Graber, Wayland, Iowa), one step-granddaughter, one brother (Aaron, Pigeon, Mich.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Kate Proops, Rocky Ford, Colo., and Mrs. Bena Roberts, Denver, Colo.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the Thurman Mennonite Church on Sept. 4 in charge of Earl Yeackley, Wm. R. Eicher, Alvin Gascho, and Fred Gingerich. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Buckwalter, Vivian Ann, daughter of Nevin H. and Anna Jane (Stoltzfus) Buckwalter, Parkesburg, Pa., was born March 28, 1956; died Sept. 17, 1956; aged 5 m. 21 d. She is survived by a sister (Neta Marlene) and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Stoltzufs, and Mr. and Mrs. Park L. Buckwalter, all of Atglen, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church were in charge of Aaron F. Stoltzfus and Herman Glick, with interment in the church cemetery.
Carpenter, Marvin Ray, eight-week-old son of Sterling M. and Rachel (Wenger) Carpenter, Elverson, Pa., was born July 10, 1956; died Sept. 4, 1956. He was a healthy child but was found dead in bed. An examination showed a curd of milk lodged in his windpipe which evidently suffocated him. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother (Jay Dennis), his paternal grandmother and step grandfather (Mary [Carpenter] and Floyd Graybill, Bareville), maternal grandparents (Norman and Susie [Becker] Wenger, Manheim), great-grandmothers (Minnie Carpenter and Laura Musselman), and great-grandfather (John W. Becker). Funeral services at the Rock Church were in charge of Millard Shoup and C. J. Kurtz, with burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery nearby.
Gross, Harvey L., son of Henry K. and Annie Y. (Leatherman) Gross, was born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Feb. 18, 1883; died Aug. 10, 1956; aged 73 y. 5 m. 22 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a faithful member of the Deep Run Church. On March 6, 1909, he was united in marriage to Rachel M. Moyer, who died in 1928. To this union 2 daughters and one son were born. One daughter and the son preceded him in death. Surviving are his daughter (Eva Gross, living on the old homestead), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at the Deep Run Church in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace, with interment in adjoining cemetery.
High, Edwin D., son of Mahlon F. and Anna L. (Detweiler) High, was born in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa. Feb. 23, 1878; died March 6, 1956; aged 77 y. 12 d. He accepted Christ and was a faithful member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church. On Dec. 21, 1901, he was united in marriage to Annie O. Myers, who died Dec. 9, 1920. His second marriage was to Annie Gross, who died Aug. 5, 1955. For the last year and a half, he made his home at the Old People's Home, Souderton, Pa., where he died. Surviving are 2 brothers (John D., Dublin, Pa., and Joseph, Perkasie), and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 10 at the Deep run Church in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Bertha, daughter of Stephen and Cassie (Lehman) Martin, was born Dec. 6, 1912; died at the Cupola Nursing Home, Leetonia, Ohio, April 11, 1956; aged 43 y. 4 m. 5 d. She united with the Midway Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until death. As a girl she contracted polio, which left her handicapped, and she knew what it was to suffer pain and sickness, yet through it all she maintained her faith in God. Surviving are her mother, 2 brothers (Homer, at home, and Eber of Columbiana), one sister (Elsie-Mrs. John Trotter, Leetonia), and 7 nieces and nephews. Her father and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral services at the Midway Church were conducted by Paul Yoder and Ernest Martin, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, William Joseph, son of Eli A. and Elizabeth Miller, was born June 4, 1940, at Meadville, Pa.; died by drowning in a creek near his home on July 17, 1956; aged 16 y. 1 m. 13 d. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Mary Alice), 3 brothers (John Edwin, Wayne, and Nelson) all at home; also his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Miller and Mrs. Barbara Miller), besides a host of other relatives and friends. His ready smile and willing hand won him many friends. Funeral services were held July 20 at the Maple Grove A. M. Church, by Alvin Whitmer in English and by V. P. Yoder in German. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Schrock, Franklin Louis, son of Aaron and Magdalena (Troyer) Schrock, was born near Middlebury, Ind., May 31, 1881; passed away Sept. 17, 1956; aged 75 y.3 m. 17d. At the age of 12 he went with his parent to Iowa where he spent most of his life, but the last 19 years were spent near Chappell, Nebr. As a young man be was baptized and received into the East Union Church near Kalona, Iowa. At the time of his death he was a member of the Chappell Mennonite Church. He was never married but always a hard worker and willing to help other whenever able to do so. Surviving are one brother (Levi, Iowa City, Iowa), one sister (Rosa-Mrs. John Roth, Chappell), and 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services were held in the Chappell Church, with Fred Gingerich in charge; interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Shetler, Daniel Christian, son of Ralph and Margaret (Pursley) Shetler, Scotts Mills, Oreg., was stillborn at the Silverton, Oreg., Hospital, Sept. 2, 1956. Surviving are the parents, 5 brothers and one sister (Marvin, David, Howard, Jerold Ruby, and Lawrence), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Pursley, Aurora, Oreg.; M. P. Shetler, San Pedro, Calif., and Mrs. Ada Shetler, Phoenix, Ariz.), and many other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at the Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hubbard, Oreg., Sept. 3, in charge of Claud M. Hostetler
Short, Sylvan Ray, son of the late John S. and Sarah Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, April 2, 1906; died suddenly Sept. 17, 1956; aged 50 y. 5m. 15 d. In young manhood he accepted Christ as his Saviour, untied with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Lockport congregation until death. On April 4, 1929, he was united in marriage to Pluma Yoder. Three children came to bless their home. He is survived by his wife, 3 children (Donald Lee, Stryker, Ohio; Carl Jean-Mrs. Marlin King, Wauseon, Ohio; and Merle Jay, at home), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Glen W., Archbold, Ohio, and John J., West Unity, Ohio), one sister (Mrs. Viola Miller, Fayette, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, 2 brothers preceded him in death. He had spent the day with his sons putting up baled hay when suddenly at 6:30, he was stricken and in a few minutes passed away. Funeral services were conducted from the Lockport Church on Sept. 20 by the local ministry, with burial in the Lockport Cemetery.
Showalter, Oliver B., son of C. B. and Lydia (Wenger) Showalter, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 15, 1889; departed this life on his 67th birthday as the result of an accident he suffered while visiting on the farm of his son, Russell, near Walker, Mo. He went to Kansas when a young man and located on a farm in McPherson County. On Nov. 10, 1917, he was united in marriage to Saloma Yoder. To this union 5 children were born. In 1927, he with his family, moved to Yoder, Kans., where he entered the banking business, in which he was actively engaged until the last few years of his life. At the time of his death he was president of the Farmers State Bank of Yoder, Kans. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons (Robert, Yoder, Kans.; Richard, Reedley, Calif.; Russell, Walker, Mo.; and Ray, Wadsworth, Ohio), one daughter (Roberta-Mrs. Harold Kreider, Hannibal, Mo.), 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Edward, Kinross, Iowa; Amos, Harrisonburg, Va.; and John, Salem, Oreg.), 6 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Showalter, Harrisonburg, Va.; Hannah-Mrs. George Hilty, Hammett, Idaho; Ada-Mrs. John Zimmerman, Conway, Kans.; Nellie-Mrs. Silas Horst, South English, Iowa; Clara-Mrs. Henry Cooprider, McPherson, Kans.; and Laura, Scottdale, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. He was the first of this family of brothers and sisters to depart this life. He accepted Christ as his Saviour as a young man in Virginia, and when he moved to Kansas, he united with the West Liberty Mennonite Church, where he was a member at the time of his death. In the last years he had renewed his covenant with God. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at the West Liberty Church in charge of Menno M. Troyer, Harry A. Diener, and Sanford E. King. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wideman, Leah D., daughter of Amos H. and Mary Ann Brubaker, was born near Brutus, Mich., Aug. 20, 1884; passed away at her home in Sheridan, Oreg., Sept. 8, 1956, after an illness of about 7 months; aged 72 y. 19 d. Near the turn of the century, she with her parents, was among the pioneers who moved to the prairies of Alberta, Can. During her girlhood she was converted in evangelistic services conducted by the late Bro. S. F. Coffman. In 1902 she was united in marriage with Edwin H. Wideman, who survives. They spent a number of years on a homestead near Mayton, Alta., and in 1924 moved to Sheridan, Oreg., where she resided until death. To this union were born 2 sons and 6 daughters (Rachel-Mrs. Wesley Ellis, Mary-Mrs. Dan Lauber, Oscar, Anne-Mrs. Willard Byers, Lena-Mrs. Amos Hostetler, Ethel, and Irene, all of Sheridan, Oreg., and Walter, of Grants Pass, Oreg.). Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters, one brother, and a host of other relatives and friends. Two sisters, one brother, and 3 grandchildren preceded her in death. On the death of her brother Joseph, she filled a mother's place in the life of his children. Funeral services were held at the Sheridan Mennonite Church, Sept.11, in charge of D. F. Shenk, Raymond Mishler, and G. D. Shenk, with interment in the Sheridan Mennonite Cemetery.
Witmer, Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Liechty, was born near Evansport, Ohio, July 6, 1865; passed away Aug. 10, 1956, near Grabill, Ind.; aged 91 y. 1 m. 4 d. On Dec. 28, 1884, she was married to Daniel C. Witmer, who preceded her in death in 1932. Also 4 brothers and one half brother and one sister preceded her. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and later united with the Leo Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. She is survived by 3 sons (Norah and Ezra, near Grabill, and Harley, Ft. Wayne, Ind.), 6 daughters (Priscilla-Mrs. Noah Backer, Wolford, N. Dak.; Mary Ann-Mrs. P. A. Kistler, Tacoma, Wash.; Emma-Mrs. Eli Hochstetler, Wolford, N.Dak.; Lilly-Mrs. Clayton Zimmerman, Valley City, N. Dak.; Mrs. Matilda Grogg and Mable-Mrs. Emmett Erwin, both of Ft. Wayne), 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 in charge of S. J. Miller and Ben Graber, with burial in the Leo (Ind.) Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Good, Nancy Sue, infant daughter of Vernon and Hazel Good, Logan, Ohio, was born in the Hocking Valley Hospital, Logan, Ind., on Sept. 17, 1956; died on Sept. 19, 1956. Surviving are her parents, one brother (James Lee), the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Amon Heatwole, Harrisonburg, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Good, Elida, Ohio). Two infant brothers preceded her in death. Graveside services were held at the Turkey Run Mennonite Church Cemetery on Sept. 20 with Marion Good in charge.
Glick, Alta, daughter of Rudolph C. and Tillie (Stalter) Schertz, was born near Roanoke, Ill. July 6, 1915; passed away at the Eureka Hospital on Sept. 18, 1956; aged 41 y. 2 m. 12 d. She was married to Dr. Melvin I. Glick on Aug. 31, 1940. To this union were born 5 children. Surviving are her husband, her parents, 4 sons (Melvin II., Roger, Norris, Jonathan), and one daughter (Susan), all at home, 2 sisters (Lola-Mrs. Eugene Basinger, Columbus Grove, Ohio, and Doris-Mrs. Herman Liechty, Archbold, Ohio). One brother and one sister preceded her in death. She accepted Christ at the age of 13, and was always concerned about the spiritual welfare of others. She was a member of the Metamora Mennonite Church, and a graduate of Mennonite School of Nursing, Bloomington, Ill., and of Goshen College. The first of her serious illness appeared in February. She had made satisfactory recovery when further developments occurred. After further surgery in June, until the time of her death, she had been able to be at home only 10 days. Through all her suffering she was always able to give a radiant testimony of the strength and comfort of God. Funeral services were held at the Metamora Church on Sept. 20 with Roy Bucher and Howard Zehr officiating. Interment was made at the Harmony Cemetery.
Hostetler, Don F., youngest son of Oliver H. and Leah (Beyler) Hostetler, was born Jan. 13, 1932, at Harper, Kans.; died as a result of an automobile accident on Sept. 26, 1956; aged 24 y. 8m. 8d. In his youth he united with the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Harper, Kans. Survivors include his parents, one brother and 5 sisters (Mildred-Mrs. Lloyd Hartzler, Elkhart, Ind.; Elda-Mrs. Don Kreider, Des Plaines, Ill.; Edna-Mrs. Elmo Cline, Elkhart; Clarence, Des Plaines; Avis-Mrs. Harold King, Decatur, Ga.; Opal-Mrs. Elbert Pankratz, Ardmore, Okla.). Services were held at the Pleasant Valley Church on Sept. 29 with Waldo E. Miller and G. G. Yoder officiating. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Kreider, Isaac R., son of the late Isaac and Anna (Rohrer) Kreider, was born Feb. 10, 1861; passed away at the Oreville Mennonite Home on Sept. 11, 1956; aged 95 y. 7 m. 1d. He was a member of Mellinger's Church. His wife passed away two years ago. He was the last of his immediate family and is survived only by nieces and nephews. Funeral services held Sept. 14 at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., were in charge of Landis Brubaker and Jacob Harnish. Burial was made in Mellinger's Cemetery.
Metzler, Kenneth Edward, infant son of John and Alta (Leaman) Metzler, Brewton, Ala., was born Sept. 17, 1956 at the D. W. McMillan Memorial Hospital, Brewton; passed away Sept. 19, 1956, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla. Surviving are the parents and the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Metzler, Springville, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan D. Leaman, Lancaster, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Calvary Mennonite Church, Sept. 20, in charge of Edgar Denlinger and C. Richard Kling.
Rediger, Barbara, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Yantzi) Ruby, was born Oct. 15, 1876, in Tavistock, Ont. On March 1, 1889, she with her parents moved to Thurman, Colo. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in early youth and remained faithful to Him until He called her home on Aug. 17, 1956; aged 79 y. 10 m. 1 d. On June 2, 1898, she was married to David Rediger. To this union were born 5 daughters. In 1938 they moved to Albany, Oreg., transferring their church membership to the Fairview congregation, Albany, Oreg. Her husband, one brother and one sister preceded her in death. Surviving are her five daughters (Anna Rediger; Elizabeth-Mrs. John Fahndrich, Albany, Oreg.; Katie-Mrs. Harry Burkey, and Leah-Mrs. William Burkey, Shedd, Oreg.; Lydia-Mrs. Harold Stutzman, Brownsville, Oreg.), one step daughter (Lilly-Mrs. N. M. Birky, Albany, Oreg.), 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, one brother (Aaron, Pigeon, Mich.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Lena Unternahrer, Flagler, Colo.; Mrs. Katie Proaps, Rocky Ford, Colo.; Mrs. Bena Roberts, Denver, Colo.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services held at the Fairview Church were in charge of Henry Gerig and Verl Nofziger, with burial in the Willamette Memorial Park, Albany, Oreg.
Reynolds, James Allen, son of Albert and Elsie (Rupp) Reynolds, was born Oct. 20, 1938, near Pettisville, Ohio; passed away Sept. 6, 1956; aged 17 y. 10 m. 17 d. His death came as a result of a motorcycle accident, in which he and one of his neighbor chums were involved near Continental, Ohio, where they had gone to visit some of their boy friends. He was taken in an unconscious condition to Defiance Hospital, in which condition he passed away several hours later. James had accepted Christ his personal Saviour and was a member of the West Clinton Mennonite Church. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Roger, Ronald and Jerry), 3 sisters (Shirley, Marlene, and Charlene), Grandpa Rupp, who lived with them and was a close friend of James, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services held Sept. 9 at the West Clinton Church were in charge of Oren Nofziger and Jesse Short with interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Thomas, Amos H., son of Abram and Susan (Harnish)
Thomas, was born Jan. 10, 1892, in Conestoga Twp., Pa.; passed
away at his home in Willow Street, Pa., Aug. 16, 1956; aged 64
y. 7m. 6 d. He was united in marriage to Martha W. Myer on
Feb. 10, 1921. They were blessed with 4 children (twins, Leon
of Willow Street and Lois, at home; Rhoda-Mrs. Kenneth Bucher*,
Ephrata, and Miriam-Mrs. Paul G. Burkholder, Bronx, N.Y.). Also
surviving are 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He was
a faithful member of the new Danville Mennonite Church for many
years, and also active in mission work at Mt. Vernon the last
6 years. Just before he passed away, he sang with a clear voice,
"I'm going home to die no more." Funeral services were
held Aug. 19 at the New Danville Church with Lloyd Kreider and
Stone Krady in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
*Research note - Name is Buchen - tlm 2/25/2015
Wolf, Otto A., son of Ernest A. and Lessetta (Steinmuller) Wolf, was born in Inavale, Nebr., on Nov. 11, 1882; died Sept. 19, 1956, as a result of injuries suffered in an auto accident on Sept. 18, 1956; aged 73 y. 10m. 8 d. He moved to Albany, Oreg., in 1912 to farm for M. S. Walker, continuing on the Walker farm until the time of his death. However, he retired from farming approximately two years ago. On March 4, 1951, he united with the Albany (Oreg.) Mennonite Church by water baptism and continued a faithful member until death. He is survived by 4 brothers (Rudolph M., Portland, Oreg., and Ernest J., and John A., Aloha, Oreg.; and William H., Sierra Madre, Calif.), and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were in charge of David W. Mann, assisted by Allen H. Erb and George Kauffman. Interment was made near Tigard, Oreg.
Yoder, Charles Jay, son of Oscar and Frieda (Zaerr) Yoder, was born April 3, 1938, near Wauseon, Ohio, departed this life on Sept. 15, 1956 as the result of a fall while helping erect a silo near Farmer, Ohio; aged 18 y. 5m. 13 d. He is the first to break this family circle. Surviving are his sweetheart, Janice Nofziger, his parents, one sister (Buetta-Mrs. Marlin Rupp, Pettisville, Ohio), 2 brothers (Robert and LaMar, both at home), and a host of relatives and friends. As a young boy he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the West Clinton Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until death. He was always willing to help and to be used in the program of the church and in the youth activities. Funeral services were conducted at the West Clinton Church on Sept. 18 by D. L. Sommers, E. B. Frey and Raymond Richer, with the burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Yoder, Katie C., daughter of Christian C. and Barbara (Gingerich) Schlabaugh, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Nov. 7, 1882; died on Aug. 31, 1956, at her home less than a half mile from the place where she was born; aged 73 y. 9m. 24 d. In her youth she was baptized by Bishop Peter J. Kinsinger and remained a faithful Christian until death. On Dec. 25, 1906, she was married to Lewis D. Yoder. To this union two children were born a daughter (Ida Ellen) and a son who died the same day he was born. The birth and death of this infant son was 43 years ago on the same day of the same month as her death. Surviving her sudden departure are her husband, her daughter (Ida Ellen-Mrs. Sherman Miller), 4 step granddaughters, 13 step-great grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters (Lizzie-Mrs. Harry Miller, Mahlon, Amelia-Mrs. Joel H. Yoder, and Mrs. Ida Kemp). Due to a heart condition she was confined to the hospital for almost 3 weeks last spring, but had again returned to her home and was able to do the work around the house. On the morning of her death she had gotten breakfast as usual, and when about to take care of the dishes, her heart apparently failed and a few minutes later the spirit had taken its flight. Services were held at the East Union Church on Sept. 2 in charge of Elmer G. Swartzendruber, Morris Swartzendruber, and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Beck, Henry, son of Gottleib and Anna (Nofziger) Beck, was born July 31, 1876; departed this life in the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, on Aug. 21, 1856; aged 80 y. 21 d. On Feb. 10, 1898, he was united in marriage with Emma Nofziger, who passed away Oct. 20, 1950. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 6 daughters (Florence, Earl, Elnora-Mrs. Harry Rupp, Ella, Ilva-Mrs. Lloyd Nofziger, Lucille-Mrs. Carl Rychener, Verden, Leonard, and Bernice-Mrs. Archie Kauffman, all of the Archbold, Ohio, community). He was the last survivor of a family of 12. Surviving are his 9 children, 28 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, besides a host of relatives and friends. Besides his wife, 6 grandchildren preceded him in death. In Early manhood he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until his death. Funeral services were held at the Central Church with Jesse J. Short and Dan L. Sommers in charge.
Brubacher, Melinda, widow of the late Michael Brubacher, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Frey, was born in Woolwich Twp., Nov. 15, 1875; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Cressman, Elmira, Ont., on Sept. 22, 1956; aged 80 y. 10 m. 7 d. She had been in ill health for some time. On Oct. 26, 1897, she was married to Michael Brubacher, who preceded her in 1944. Their union was blessed with 3 sons (Nathan, Kitchener; Isaiah, Sheffield, and Isaac, St. Jacobs), and 4 daughters (Vernoniaca-Mrs. Orlan Snyder and Hannah-Mrs. Amos Cressman, both of Elmira; Leah-Mrs. Irvin Horst, West Montrose; and Melinda-Mrs. Edwin Reist, Bright). Also surviving are one brother and 3 sisters (Menno S., Floradale; Mrs. Daniel Hoffman, Elmira; Mrs. Moses Brubacher, Waterloo, and Melvina Frey, Hawkesville), 27 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member of the St. Jacobs Church until her death. Funeral services were held at the Elmira church on Sept. 25 with Roy S. Koch and Howard S. Bauman in charge. Burial was made in the St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery.
Burkholder, David Lavon, son of Lowell and Helen (Yoder) Burkholder, was born April 30, 1944, at the Gerber Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Mich.; was killed instantly on July 6, 1956, while riding his bicycle on the highway past their home; aged 12 y. 2 m. 6 d. On Aug. 4, 1955, he was saved from drowning by Carl Jones, who lost his life in the effort to save David. He is survived by his parents, 4 brothers (Howard, in relief work in Korea; Delbert, Nelson, and Edward), and 5 sisters (Marjorie, Miriam, Carolyn, Doris and Ruth Ann, all at home), one grandfather (Henry J. Burkholder, Goshen, Ind.), and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the White Cloud Mennonite Church on July 9 with T. E. Schrock and Edw. D. Jones officiating. Interment was made in the Big Prairie-Everett Cemetery.
Charlton John Willard, infant son of John M. and Margaret (Kreider) Charlton, Dalton, Ohio, was born Sept. 21, 1956, at the Community Osteopathic Hospital, Orrville, Ohio; died Sept. 23 1956. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother (Bennet K.), 2 sisters (Mary Alice and Ellen Marie), grandparents (Mrs. Mary Kreider, Dalton, Ohio), and (Walter F. Charlton, Newville, Pa.). Graveside services were conducted Sept. 24 at the County Line Church Cemetery by Elmer Good.
Hostetter, Verna M., daughter of Ada S. Umble, Gap, Pa., and the late John S. Umble, was born July 2, 1916; died July 11, 1956, at her home near Parkesburg, Pa., after an illness of 7 months; aged 40 y. 9d. In her youth she became a member of the Millwood and Maple Grove churches. On Nov. 11, 1939, she was married to Donald Hostetter who survives. After marriage her membership was transferred to the Old Road Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful member until death. Surviving, besides her husband are 9 children (Donald, Darlene, Doris, Dwane, Donna, Dayton, Dean, David, and Dale, all at home), 9 brothers and sisters (Henry, Omar, John, Samuel, near Atglen; Leon, Sadsburryville; Willis, near Parkesburg; Leroy, Oxford; Mary-Mrs. Vernon Smoker, Christiana; Ada Ruth-Mrs. Melvin Lapp, Gap). Funeral services were held at the Millwood Church, with interment at the Old Road Cemetery. Parke Book, Martin Hershey, Sanford Hershey, Elias Kulp, Isaac Kennel, and James Brown officiated at the services.
Leatherman, Frank L., youngest son of Henry and Catharine (Lapp) Leatherman, was born Nov. 12, 1885, near Line Lexington, Pa.; departed this life at his home in Line Lexington, on Aug. 15, 1956; aged 70 y. 9m. 3 d. Death was preceded by an illness over 7 years. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member of the Line Lexington congregation, where he served in both Sunday school and church as long as health permitted. In 1915 he was united in marriage to Florence M. Ruth, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and one son (Kathryn-Mrs. Norman Mininger, Quakertown, Pa.; Sarah and Pauline, Line Lexington; Lois-Mrs. Henry Musselman, Souderton, Pa.; Roscoe, Harleysville, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, one sister, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the Line Lexington Church on Aug. 18 with merle Ruth and Claude Meyers officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Mary Riehl, daughter of Jonas and Laura (Riehl) Compton, was born Oct. 22, 1902; passed to her eternal reward July 29, 1956, at the Salem (Ohio) City Hospital; aged 53 y. 9m. 7 d., following a nine-month illness of cirrhosis of the liver. She accepted Christ as her Saviour early in life and served Him faithfully to the end. On Feb. 24, 1920, she was united in marriage to Abraham B. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are the following children (Edna-Mrs. Maynard Ressler, Newcomerstown, Ohio; Elva-Mrs. Harvey Nighswander, Stouffville, Ont.; Martha and Leroy at home), a nephew (Roy Riehl, who was raised in the home), her mother (Mrs. Laura Compton, Columbiana), 2 brothers (Henry, Salem, and Isaiah, Youngstown), a sister (Mrs. Jacob Tyson, West Salem), and 10 grandchildren. A daughter and a son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church in charge of David Weaver and Fred Nighswander, and burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller, Mose D., son of David F. and Katherine (Yoder) Miller, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 28, 1877; died at the Milford Rest Home, Milford, Nebr., Oct. 2, 1956; aged 78 y. 9m. 4 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church where he was a lifelong member. He was united in marriage with Ada Brenneman on July 18, 1916. After their marriage they established a home near Kalona where they lived until 1932, when they moved to Elida, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, one brother, and 2 sisters. Surviving are one brother (Alva), one sister (Ida-Mrs. D. J. Fisher), both of Kalona, and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, on Oct. 3, were in charge of Simon Gingerich and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber. The body was taken to Elida, Ohio, for final services and burial in the family lot in Elida.
Plank, Mary S., born in Lagrange Co., Ind., on Oct. 19, 1874; passed away on June 23, 1956, at the Gerber Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Mich.; aged 81 y. 8m. 4 d. On April 4, 1891, she was married to Mardica Plank. To this union were born 10 children, all living. In 1909 they moved to Croton Twp., Newaygo Co., Mich., where her husband died on May 9, 1939. She was a member of the White Cloud Mennonite Church at the time of her death. She is survived by 7 sons (Steward at home; Henry, Croton; Ray, Boyne City; and George, Muskegon), and 3 daughters (Mrs. Nellie Green, Morley; Mrs. Mildred Burt, Fremont; Mrs. Myrtle Teasley, Grand Haven) all in Michigan, 21 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services held at the Croton Community Church were in charge Edw. D. Jones assisted by Ralph Redding of Croton. Interment in Croton Cemetery.
Roth, Katie, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Reichhardt, was born on Sept. 10, 1884, in Fulton Co., Ohio; died at her home in Elmira, O., after an extended illness on Sept. 27, 1956; aged 72 y. 17 d. She was one of a family of 10 children, all of whom survive her but one (William, Morenci, Mich.; Louis, deceased; Mrs. Carl Steinbrecher, Wauseon, O.; Carl, Delta, O.; Mrs. Joseph Steinbrecher, Petersburg, Mich.; Mrs. John N. Roth, Archbold, O.; Mrs. Neafie Collins, Maybee, Mich.; Mrs. Roy Shadle and Mrs. Carl Lacey, both of Toledo, O.). She was united in marriage to Daniel P. Roth on May 23 1907y. This marriage was blessed with 5 children (Walter and Viola, Elmira, O.; Earl Ypsilanti, Mich.; Carl, Toledo; and Donald Dale, who died in infancy.). Surviving are 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, O., where funeral services were conducted by P. L. Frey.
Rufenacht, Ephraim A., son of Jonas and Mary (Aeschliman) Rufenacht, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1872; passed away July 24, 1956; aged 84 y. 6m. 1 d. On Oct. 5, 1911, he was united in marriage with Anna Goldsmith and together they established a home just across the road from his birthplace, sharing their homestead with their daughter (Charity-Mrs. John Crossgrove) until his death. Surviving are his daughter, 5 grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Preceding him were his wife on Jan. 8, 1954, one grandchild, 2 brothers and one sister. He was a faithful member of the Central Mennonite Church since early manhood. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, conducted by Jesse J. Short and Orval Crossgrove.
Sommer, Joseph C., son of Christian and Barbara (Claudon) Sommer, was born Dec. 9, 1871, in France; died at the Gibson City, (Ill.) Community Hospital, Sept. 23, 1956; aged 84 y. 9m. 14 d. He had been ill for several months and was a patient at the hospital for about 6 weeks. He came to the United States in 1891 and began farming in the Bellflower area, where he lived until 1929, where he moved to Fisher where he resided until about 6 weeks before his death, when they moved to Gibson City. Besides his wife, he leaves 3 sons (Nelson, Foosland; Raymond, Saybrook; and Chester, Fisher, Ill.), 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters. At an early age he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in France. When he moved to the U. S., he transferred his membership to the East Bend Mennonite Church where he maintained an active interest as long as he was able. Funeral services were conducted on Sept. 25 at the East Bend Church in charge of Howard J. Zehr and assisted by Harold Zehr and J. A. Heiser.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.