Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 31 - August 5, 1958-page 745, 746
Berkey, Mary, daughter of the late Samuel and Sallie (Miller) Gindlesperger, was born Sept. 12, 1876, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; died June 27, 1958, at her home; aged 81 y. 9 m. 15 d. She was married on Aug. 7, 1898 to Harry M. Berkey, who preceded her in death in June, 1942. To this union were born 3 children (Frieda-Mrs. Harry C. Blough, Sadie M., and Mary Ruth-Mrs. Merle Yoder, all of Hollsopple, Pa.). Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Harry Weirich, Hollsopple; and Mrs. Leah Holsopple, Davidsville), and one brother (John, Hollsopple). Preceding her in death were 5 brothers (David Jacob, Harry, Samuel and one who died in infancy), 3 sisters (Elizabeth-Mrs. William Blough, Emma, who died in youth, and one who died in infancy), and 3 grandchildren. She united with the Blough Church on Dec. 28, 1893, and was faithful all her life. Funeral services at the church on June 29 were in charge of Harry Y. Shetler and John A. Lehman, with interment in the church cemetery.
Hartz, Linne, daughter of the late Henry and Lafena (Mast) Hertzler, was born near Morgantown, Pa., Jan. 4, 1891; died at her home in Manatawny, Pa., June 11, 1958, after a few months' illness; aged 67 y. 5 m. 7 d. On April 27, 1916, she was married to Elam Hartz, who preceded her in death. She is survived by 2 daughters (Pearl and Lena), one son (Jacob), and 2 brothers (john M. and David M., both of Morgantown, Pa.). She accepted Christ as her Saviour in early life and lived a life of service and love. Funeral services were held June 14 at the Oley Valley Church in charge of John Glick, Ira Kurtz, and Omar Kurtz, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Hess, Menno L., son of Jacob and Martha (LeFever) Hess, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 12, 1869; passed away at the home of his daughter, may 16, 1958; aged 89 y. 4 m. 4 d. On Oct. 26, 1890, he was married to Annie Lehman, who is survived by one daughter and 4 sons (Ada-Mrs. David Hernley, Amos, John, and Menno, of Mt. Joy; and Herny, Bareville), 19 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Risser Church since a young man. Funeral services at the church on May 19 were in charge of Henry Frank, Frank Zeager, and Walter Oberholtzer. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Jutzi, Susan, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian A. Kennel, was born May2, 1893, at Wellesley, Ont.; died July 16, 1958, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., after a lengthy illness; aged 65 y.2 m. 14 d. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband, John J. Jutzi, to whom she was married 42 years ago at Wellesley, 3 sons (Munroe, Adison, and Merlin, all of Kitchener), 6 daughters (Leona-Mrs. Lloyd Widrick, Adams, N. Y.; Mildred-Mrs. Frank Calvert and Ortha-Mrs. Delmar Wideman, both of Freeport; May, at home; Phyllis-Mrs. William Lehman, Castorland, N. Y.; and Lucetta-Mrs. Enos Stauffer, Tofield, Alta.), 5 sisters (Miss Mattie Kennel and Mrs. Samuel Lehman, both of Castoland; Mrs. Emanuel Steinman, Baden; Mrs. Minetta Erb, Crosshill; and Mrs. Irvin Ropp, Port Austin, Mich.), and 26 grandchildren. One daughter predeceased her. Funeral services at the First Mennonite Church on July19 were in charge of C. F. Derstine.
McCoy, Dennis Lee and Darwin Don, twin sons of Luther and Icielee McCoy, Century, Fla., were born July 16, 1958. Dennis Lee died July 18, aged 2 days; and Darwin Don died July 19, aged 3 days. Surviving are their parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside services was held in the Cobbtown Cemetery.
Miller, Nancy Jean, stillborn daughter of Lewis and Lois (Hartman) Miller, was born July 5, 1958, at McCray Hospital, Kendallville, Ind. Surviving are the parents, one brother (Philip), one sister (Jolene), and the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hartman, New Carlisle, Ind.; and Mr. and Mrs. Ira S. Miller, Goshen, Ind.). One sister, Janet, preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1955. Graveside rites were conducted and interment was made in the Lakeview Cemetery.
Rabel, George W., son of John and Katherine Rabel, was born Aug. 1, 1878, at Fort Wayne, Ind.; died July 17, 1958, in Peoria, Ill.; aged 79 y. 11 m. 6 d. He lived with his daughter in Peoria, but due to physical infirmities, had spent much of the past year in the hospital where he died. He was married to Elizabeth J. Emils, who preceded him in death in 1935. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters (Earl, who died in 1954; Leslie J., Kankakee, Ill.; Russel V., and Mildred-Mrs. Clarence Hickman, both of Peoria; and Ethel, who died in infancy). On Sept. 30, 1953, he married Mrs. Rickey Elkhins, Fort Wayne, Ind., who died in 1957. From this marriage, 3 stepchildren survive. Also surviving are one brother and one sister (Frank and Mrs. myrtle Hall, both of Fort Wayne), 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Ann Street Mennonite Church on July 21, 1953. He took an active interest in the church until his death. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, and a cabinetmaker prior to his retirement. Funeral services were conducted at the Wilton Mortuary in Peoria by the Veterans' organization and J. J. Hostetler on July 21, with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery.
Tyson, Emma R., daughter of the late Henry and Barbara (Rutt) Stauffer, was born Nov. 20, 1878; died June 28, 1958, at her home in Manheim, Pa.; aged 79 y. 7 m. 8 d. On Oct. 19, 1905, she was married to Isaac E. Tyson, who preceded her in death. She is survived by 5 children (Henry, Lititz, Pa.; Aaron, Lawn, Pa.; Florence-Mrs. Jacob Mellinger, Lancaster, Pa.; and Anna and Grace, at home), 11grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Hernley congregation near Manheim, where funeral services were conducted on July1. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Tyson, Ruth Alice, daughter of Reuben and Malinda Birky, was born Dec. 11, 1921, at Kouts, Ind.; passed away July 2, 1958, at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, Ind., of a lingering illness; aged 36 y. 6 m. 21 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and lived a beautiful Christian life. On Nov. 3, 1951, she was married to Erwin Tyson, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Verlyn Grace), one son (Donald Erwin), her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother (Thelma-Mrs. Walter Keim, North Judson, Ind.; Laurine-Mrs. Wilfred Koehler, and LeRoy, Kouts). Funeral services were conducted on July 5, at the Hopewell Church in charge of Samuel S. Miller and Emanuel Birky. Burial in the church cemetery.
Waisner, Christopher Columbus, son of George and Martha Waisner, was born may 14, 1878, near Nobby, Mo.; passed away July 12, 1958, at the General Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., after a lingering illness; aged 80 y. 1 m. 28 d. He was married to Alva Houseworth on Feb. 1, 1900. To this union 9 children were born, 3 passing away in infancy. Surviving are his wife, one son (Aut, Bell Gardena, Calif.), 5 daughters (Mrs. Velma Balke, Covina, Calif.; Mrs. Cecil Flippin, Warsaw, Mo.; Mrs. Rose Miller, Alta, and Gladys Waisner, all of Kansas City, Mo.), 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother (Albert, Marshall, Mo.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jane Howard, Edwards, Mo.; and Mrs. Sarah Ellen Dority, Climax Springs, Mo.). In early life he united with the Mennonite Church at Carver, Mo., and at the time of his passing was a member of the Mennonite Gospel Center in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services were conducted by J. P. Brubaker.
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Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 32 - August 12, 1958-page 770, 771
Burkholder, Raymond Frederick, son of Elmer and Amanda (Wenger) Burkholder, was born Feb. 23, 1900; died at Dunlap Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, June 22, 1958; aged 58 y. 3m. 30 d. Death resulted from a heart condition which climaxed an extended affliction of arthritis. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Oak Grove Church, later transferring his membership to the Martins Church, where he served faithfully as health permitted. He was married on March 4, 1925, to Esta Kornhaus, who survives him. Also surviving are one son (Elvin), and his wife who reside at the home, one granddaughter, his mother of Smithville, 2 sisters (Mable-Mrs. Paul Hostetter and Eva-Mrs. Glenn McFadden, Elgin, Ill.), and 3 brothers (Forest, Smithville; Virgil, Orrville; and Gordon, Marshallville.). His father preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Martins Church, June 24, in charge of Stanford Mumaw, J. Robert Detweiler, and Isaac Zuercher. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Detter, Mary Ann, daughter of Martha and Daniel J. King, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, April 25, 1889; quietly passed away at her home in Archbold, Ohio, July 14, 1958; aged 69 y. 2 m. 14 d. Over 45 years ago, she was united in marriage to William Detter, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Mahlon and Wilbur), and 3 grandchildren, all of Archbold; one sister (Mrs. Willis Augspurger), and 3 brothers (Henry, Simon, and Clarence), all of the Archbold community. Her parents, one sister, and one brother preceded her in death. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the West Clinton Church where she enjoyed the Christian fellowship. Funeral services were held at the church, July 16, in charge of William Nofziger, E. B. Frey, and D. L. Sommers, with burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Heatwole, Effie, daughter of Jacob D. and Sarah Brenneman, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, May 27, 1883; passed away at her home near Elida, Ohio, July 22, 1958; aged 75 y. 1m. 25 d. Her death was caused by dropsy. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and became a member of the Mennonite Church, remaining fitful until death. On Nov. 12, 1918, she was married to Joseph Heatwole, who survives. Also surviving are one brother (Jacob A. Brenneman, Elida), and 7 stepchildren (Orpha of Arizona; Susanna, Warren, and John, all of California; Milton, Elyria, Ohio; Mark of Texas; and Mary-Mrs. Fred Stalter, Elida). Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral services at the Pike Mennonite Church, were in charge of Paul Smith, Harold Good, and G. H. Brunk. Burial in the Salem Cemetery.
Hershberger, Samuel W., son of William H. and Barbara (Hochstetler) Hershberger, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 21, 1901; passed away after a heart attack July 26, 1958; aged 56 y 9 m. 5 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and became a member of the East Union Church. On Nov. 6, 1921, he was married to Cora Brenneman. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. One son died in infancy. Surviving are 2 sons (Walter Eugene, Kalona; and Samuel, Jr., Kittery, Maine), 2 daughters (Ardith-Mrs. Ernest Ropp and Jennie-Mrs. Ervin Miller, both of Kalona), and 9 grandchildren. The Hershebergers established their home on the Hershberger homestead near Sharon Center, Iowa. In 1954 they moved to Kalona. On the morning of his death, he went about his usual work, although not feeling quite as well as usual. He had just delivered a tractor when he suffered the heart attack, and passed away on the way to the hospital. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, July 29, in charge of J. John J. Miller and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Hudson, Carolyn, daughter of Joseph and Thelma Hudson, St. Louis, Mo., was suddenly called home to be with the Lord on Friday afternoon, July 18, 1958, when she was struck by a train at Sparta, Wis., where she was vacationing for the summer. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in the spring of 1958 and on May 18 she was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Bethesda Mennonite Church at St. Louis, Mo. Surviving are her parents, 4 sisters (Rosa, Joszet, Joyce, and Sarah Lee), and 3 brothers, (Larry, Tony, and Joseph, Jr.), all at home. Funeral services were held in Richmond, Va., the place of her birth, July 28, in charge of Hubert Swartzentruber, pastor of the St. Louis church.
Ray, Lincoln M., was born Sept. 20, 1878, at Singers Glen, Va.; died July 17, 1958, at the Smithland Nursing Home near Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 79 y. 9 m. 27 d. He had not enjoyed good health for the past three years. He was married to Victoria B. Lam, who preceded him in death, also one son Gilbert Ray. Surviving are one foster son (Raymon Ray), one sister (Mrs. Dorcas Roadcap, Singers Glen), and one brother (Joseph, Mt. Clinton, Va.). He was a member of the Zion Hill Church. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Clinton Church, July 19, in charge of Hiram Weaver. Interment in the church cemetery.
Slaubaugh, Katie A., daughter of John and Mary (Stutzman) Kempf, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Nov. 17, 1869; passed away at the Shenk Nursing Home at Wellman, Iowa, July 22, 1958; aged 88 y. 8m. 5 d. She was married to Louis A. Slaubaugh on Jan. 26, 1899. She was for many years a member of the West Union Church but later transferred her membership to the Wellman Mennonite Church where she was a member at the time of her death. She was the last member of the family of six. Surviving are one son and one daughter (Urie and Mary-Mrs. Earl Shettler, Wellman), 16 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, who died in 1935, one infant daughter, 4 brothers (Menno, Milo, Charles, and Henry), and one sister (Eliza Jane). Funeral services were held at the church, July 25, in charge of Geo. S. Miller and Max Yoder, with burial in the West Union Cemetery.
Strite, Brenda Kay, daughter of Clarence B. and Mary Grace (Clugston) Strite, Hagerstown, Md., died at Washington County Hospital, July 22, 1958; aged 5 days. Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 brothers (Nathan Eugene and Wilmer Lee), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Max Earl Strite, Chambersburg, Pa.), and a great-grandfather and a great-grandmother. One sister preceded her in death. Graveside services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery, July 23, with Harold L. Hunsecker and Omar R. Martin officiating.
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Eberly, Doris Mary, daughter of Melvin and Celestine (Sauder) Eberly, New Holland, Pa.; was born June 10, 1949; died June 26, 1958; aged 9 y. 16 d. She died very suddenly while playing with baby geese in front of a truck. Her brother, not seeing her, moved the truck forward, passing over her. She was a member of the Groffdale Sunday school. Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 brothers and one sister (Eugene, Clair, and Ruth Ann), all at home also her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. George G. Sauder). Funeral services were held at the Groffdale Church, June 29, in charge of Mahlon Witmer, John Martin, and Amos Sauder. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Hartzler, Magdalene, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Ressler) Beutler, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Sept. 27, 1880; died at the home of her daughter, Alice, July 13, 1958; aged 77 y. 9 m. 16 d. She gave her heart to the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 16. On Dec. 9, 1903, nearly 55 years ago, she married Simon C. Hartzler. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters (Roy and Mahlon, Goshen, Ind.; John, Elkhart; Robert, Morton, Ill.; Alice-Mrs. Elmer Hartman and Esther-Mrs. Irvin Good, of Goshen). She had been in failing health for more than a year and passed away as the result of a stroke suffered earlier. She was a faithful member of the Salem Church, where she attended regularly as long as health permitted. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by 37 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were in charge of R. F. Yoder, assisted by F. E. Freed and Harold D. Myers.
Martin, Frances, daughter of the late Carpenter and Elizabeth (Bryan) Weaver, was born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., July 5, 1875; passed away May 1, 1958, at her home in New Holland, Pa.; aged 82 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Dec. 19, 1895, she was married to David W. Martin. To this union 3 children were born (Carpenter W., Bareville; Anna-Mrs. Aaron A. Martin, Columbia; and Elsie-Mrs. Benjamin D. Leaman, Lancaster). Surviving are her husband, children, 10 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the New Holland Church, where funeral services were held on May 5 with Mahlon Witmer and James Martin in charge. Burial in the Weaverland Cemetery.
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Cashman, Harry J., son of Levi and Margaret (Burns) Cashman, was born in Altoona, Pa., Jan. 24, 1880; passed away at his home on July 16, 1958; aged 78 y. 5 m. 22 d. He complained of chest pains during the afternoon and suddenly passed away the same evening after quoting Matt. 18: 3. He and his family were among the first members of the Mill Run Mennonite Mission where he served many years as Sunday-school superintendent. Surviving are his wife, for former Elsie Shammon (to whom he was married 58 years), 5 children (Mrs. Roy McConnell, Mrs. Orville Loucks, and George M., of Altoona; Mrs. Ezra J. Miller, Leo, Ind.; and Harry Jr., Coatesville, Pa.), 30 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 5 brothers (Elmer, William, Walter, Edward, and Charles, all of Altoona). Funeral services were held at the Mill Run mission on July 19 in charge of Sidney Martin and Harold Horst, with burial in the Carson Valley Cemetery.
Hostetter, Kathryn, daughter of the late Benjamin Charles, was born Aug. 14, 1888, at East Petersburg, Pa.; died Aug. 7, 1958, at Lancaster General Hospital; aged 69 y. 11 m. 23 d. She was married to Monroe Hostetter, who preceded her in death in 1954. Surviving are two sons and one daughter (B. Charles, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mildred-Mrs. Linn Longenecker, and James, both of Manheim), one sister and two brothers (Mrs. Aaron Graybill, Jacob of Kansas and Clayton of Ohio), eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Manheim Mennonite Church where funeral services were conducted on Aug. 10 in charge of Milton Brackbill, Ira Huber, and Homer Bomberger. Burial in Kauffman's Cemetery near Manheim, Pa.
Mason, Emma Catherine, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Brunk) Mason, was born June 11, 1877, near Broadway, Va., where she lived most of her life; passed away at the Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., where she lived the last two years, on July 25, 1958; aged 81 y.1 m. 14 d. She was a faithful member of the Zion Church. Surviving are 3 sisters (Mrs. Annie Weaver, and Cora Mason of Parkview, Harrisonburg; and Mrs. Rebecca Petrie, Lima, Ohio), 2 brothers (Perry and George of Broadway). Funeral services at the Trissels Church on July 27 were in charge of Lewis P. Showalter and Norman Yutzy, with burial in the Trissels Cemetery.
Massanari, Joe, youngest son of Louis and Anna (Kasbohrer) Massanari, was born Jan. 7, 1873, in Buttenwiesen, Germany; passed away at the Burnham City Hospital, July 24, 1958, after a period of illness; aged 85 y. 6 m. 17 d. He migrated to America in 1901 with his first wife, Lena Eichelberger, who preceded him in death in 1911. He lived in the Fisher, Ill., community since coming to this country. In 1912, he married Lizzie Sommer of Metamora, Ill., and to this union 6 children were born. He was a member of the East Bend Mennonite Church and was active in Sunday-school work and in collecting funds for German relief after World War I. He was in the painting and decorating business all his life. He was particularly fond of good music and reading. Survivors included 5 sons (Karl, Goshen, Ind.; Robert and Joe, Champaign, Ill.; Russell, Fisher, Ill.; and Walter, Millersburg, Ind.), one daughter (Anna Kay, Puerto Rico), and 18 grandchildren. His wife Lizzie, 4 brothers and 3 sisters in Germany, and one grandson preceded him in death. Funeral services in charge of Howard J. Zehr were held at the East Bend Church, July 27, with interment in the nearby cemetery.
Meck, Mabel Viola, daughter of John and Martha Resh, was born in Pocahontas Co., Iowa, Aug. 28, 1895; died in her home at Archbold, Ohio, after a long illness, on July 13, 1958; aged 62 y. 10 m. 15 d. On Sept. 5, 1916, she was married to Clarence C. Meck of Freeport, Ill. They lived in the Freeport area until 1951 when they moved to Archbold. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons and 3 daughters (Dr. Mervin Meck, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; Howard, Archbold; Martha-Mrs. Paul Sieber, Goshen, Ind.; Arlene-Mars. Marlin Schadfer, Freeport; and Ethel-Mrs. James Schmucker, Archbold), 17 grandchildren, 4 brotehrs and one sister (Daniel, Graettinger, Iowa; Roy, Estherville, Iowa; Harry, Richmond, Calif.; Floyd, Knoxville, Iowa and Mildred-Mrs. William Graybill, Freeport). She became a member of the Freeport Church in 1917 and was active in the work of the church, especially the sewing circle. After moving to Archbold, she transferred her membership to the Central Church. Funeral services were held at the church July 16 in charge of Jesse Short, assisted by Henry Wyse and Walter Stuckey, with burial in the Petttisville Cemetery.
Meyer, Stella Agnes, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boerr, was killed in an airplane accident at Beslau Airdrome, Aug. 1, 1958; aged 32 years. She was the wife of Orrville Meyer, Kitchener, Ont., who survives. Also surviving are one son (Robert Wayne), 2 brothers (Ralph, Toronto; and Urban, Kitchener), and a sister (Mrs. Elda Swanson, Timiskamig, Quebec). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home were conducted by C. F. Derstine and Edgar J. Metzler with burial in the First Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Murry, Alvin S., son of the late Adam S. and Mary A. (Shank) Murry, was born in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., March 11, 1879; died at the Lancaster General Hospital on June 13, 1958; aged 79 y. 3 m. 2 d. He was in failing health for about two and one-half years. He accepted the Lord as Saviour late in life and joined the New Danville Mennonite Church where he attended regularly as long as he was able. Surviving are two sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Shenk, Millersville, Pa.; and Mary-Mrs. D. Avery Hess, Washington Boro, Pa.). Two sisters preceded him in death. Services were conducted at the Masonville Church by David Thomas, Elias Groff, and Frank Garman, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Sharp, Mary Jane, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Burroughs) Fankhouser, was born Dec. 15, 1871, in Henry County, Ohio; passed away at her home near Vestaburg, Mich.; July 18, 1958; aged 86 y. 7 m. 3 d. At the age of 13 she moved with her family to Michigan, settling on a farm south of Vestaburg. On Sept. 5, 1889, she was married to William A. Sharp, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1948. To this union were born 12 children, 7 of whom survive (Charles and Orval at home; Clark, Fae, Cevil, and Agnes, of Vestaburg; and Earl, of Lansing). Also surviving are 24 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Lucretia Mangle, Greenville). In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized into the Amish Church in Fulton Co., Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Vestaburg Church of Christ in charge of Erie E. Bontrager and Neil Buskirk. Interment in the Richland Township Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Cevil" is spelled correctly here, as in original obituary.
Slabaugh, Wilma Jean, daughter of Vernon and Mary (Bontrager) Slabaugh, was born Jan. 28, 1948, at Goshen, Ind.; died at the home of her parents near Goshen, Aug. 1, 1958; aged 10 y. 6 m. 4 d. Death was due to a 30-month illness of cancer. Surviving are her parents, 3 brothers and one sister (Alvin Eugene, Edith Darlene, Gary Devon, and Marlin Jay), all of the home. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Church, Goshen, Ind., Aug. 4, with John S. Steiner and M. John Kauffman in charge. Interment in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Springer, Lena A., daughter of John and Catherine (Schrock) Birkey, was born at Metamora, Ill., Dec. 26, 1876; passed away at the Burnham City Hospital, Champaign, Ill., July 24, 1958; aged 81 y. 6 m. 28 d. One week previous, she suffered a stroke and other complications. On Feb. 4, 1900, she was married to David V. Springer of Hopedale, Ill., where they lived for 9 years; then they lived at Saybrook, Ill., for 30 years, and about 18 years ago they moved to her present home near Fisher. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the East Bend Mennonite Church. Her husband preceded her in death about 4 years ago. Surviving are her 6 children (John and Aaron, Foosland; Roy, Saybrook; Melvin, Denbigh, Va.; Elizabeth, Peoria; and Kathryn, Indianapolis, Ind.), 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Andrew, John, and William, Manson, Iowa; Joseph, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Alpha Naffziger, Rockwell City, Iowa; and Mrs. Ben Zehr, Manson, Iowa). Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Church, in charge of Howard J. Zehr and Harold Zehr, with burial in the church cemetery.
Stoll, Delmer, infant son of Roy and Rose Ann (Miller) Stoll, was stillborn at the Daviess Co., Hospital, Washington, Ind., July 27, 1958. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Graveside services the same day at Berea Cemetery by Edd P. Shrock and David Graber.
Wengerd, Eli J., son of Joseph I. and Anna (Burkholder) Wengerd, was born Sept. 14, 1893; passed from this life in his sleep at this home near Fredericksburg, Ohio, July 5, 1958; aged 64 y. 9 m. 21 d. He was united in marriage to Susie Hochstetler on Dec. 27, 1919. To this union were born 9 children. Surviving are his wife, 5 daughters (Phyllis-Mrs. Ralph Weaver, Millersburg; Beatrice-Mrs. Dan F. Miller, Fredericksburg, Pa.; Alice-Mrs. Andrew Miller, Wooster, Ohio; Freeda-Mrs. Alvin Gingerich, Orrville; and Velma-Mrs. Roy Miller, Smithville), 4 sons (Claude, Apple Creek; Omar, Wooster, Paul and Dallas, at home), 18 grandchildren, one brother (Mart, Lima), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Charles Bollman, Bremen, Ind.; Mrs. Emery Hochstetler, Fentress, Va.; Mrs. Glen Pancost, Berlin, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Conkle, West Lafayette, Ohio; and Mrs. Lloyd Stutzman, Hickory, Va.). He accepted Christ and was received into the Martin Creek Church in his youth where he continued a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the church, July 8, in charge of D. D. Miller and Roman Stutzman, with burial in the nearby cemetery.
Yoder, Carol Yvonne, daughter of Daniel and Amelia (Swantz) Yoder, was born at Alma, Mich., March 15, 1955; died at her home near Kalona, Iowa, July 31, 1958; aged 3 y. 4m. 16 d. She died almost instantly when she was struck by a car in front of their home. She had crossed the road to her grandfather who was talking with a neighbor, and suddenly started back to the house and ran directly into the path of the car. Her grandmother, who was just going out to get her, witnessed the tragedy helplessly, as did her mother from within the house. She is survived by her parents, her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Yoder and Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Swantz), and one great-grandparent (Jake Kauffman). Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview church, Aug. 2, by Moses Gingerich and Morris Swartzendruber.
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