Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 19 - August 7, 1930, p. 414, 415
Schrock. -Donna Louise, infant daughter of Bro. and Sister Moses Schrock of near Milford, Ind., was born July 2, 1930; died July 14, 1930. For 12 days she budded here but God saw fit to transplant her to bloom in heaven. She leaves her parents and other friends and relatives. A short service was held at the home conducted by H. F. North. Interment in the Union Center Cemetery.
Hostetler. -Jacob, son of Moses and Barbara Hostetler, was born in Howard Co., Ind., May 20, 1865; died July 19, 1930; aged 65 y. 1 m. 29 d. When he was 17 years of age his family moved to St. Joseph Co., Mich., where on Dec. 17, 1883, he was married to Emma J. Hooley. To this union was born a daughter (Effie, now Mrs. Milton Kauffman). There are 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters who survive him (Harry, Frank, Ira, and Rebecca Hostetler, Savilla Stauffer, Amanda Cripe, and Ida Scott). He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Forks, near Middlebury. Ind., where funeral services were held July 22 by Silas Yoder and D. D. Miller.
Buckwalter. -Donald, infant son of J. Quentin and Alta M. Donald Buckwalter was born Mar. 31, 1930; died July 24, 1930. He was only with us a short time, but we loved him dearly. Darling Donnie budded on earth to bloom in heaven. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 1 brother, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bros. John K. Charles and John Gochnauer. Text, II Sam. 1:23. Interment in East Petersburg Cemetery.
"Sleep on, dear Donnie, your suffering is o'er,
Your little lips to us will smile no more.
A sweet little flower, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took you away."
Krupp. -Lydia F. Krupp, widow of the late Deacon Henry C. Krupp, died June 17, 1930, it the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., of complications due to old age; aged 78 y. 11 m. 13 d. Sister Krupp was the second wife of the late Deacon Henry Krupp, who departed this life one year ago, June 19, 1929. She is survived by one step-son (Benj. N. Krupp). Funeral services were conducted at the home on Saturday, June 21, by Bros. Jacob M. Moyer and Elmer Moyer, and at the Souderton Mennonite Church by Bishops Abraham O. Histand, Jonas J. Mininger and Abram C. Clemmer.
"Sweetly sleep, dear mother
With loved ones gone before.
May we all prepare to meet you
On yonder peaceful shore."
By the Stepson.
Stahley.-Elizabeth Stahley, daughter of Daniel and Polly Johns, died at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Miller, Goshen, Ind., July 14, 1930; aged 84 y. She was born in Somerset Co., Pa., and came to Indiana at the age of 7. She lived all her life on the farm her parents located on-at Forks Church, near Middlebury, Ind. At the age of 23 she was united in marriage with John C. Stahley, who preceded her in death 18 years. She is survived by three sons (Daniel J., Christian, and John) and two daughters (Mrs. W. F. Messner and Mrs. S. D. Miller) ; also 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Catherine Miller). Funeral services were conducted at the old homestead by M. M. and C. Miller in German and D. D. Miller in English. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church.
Neuhauser.-Herbert Wayne, only son of Monroe and Verna Irene Neuhauser, died July 6, 1930; aged 1 y. 9 m. 5 d. He leaves father, mother, four grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David Neuhauser, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boyer), three great-grandparents (Mrs. Mary Short and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Boyer), nine uncles and aunts, and a host of relatives and friends. Death came quite unexpectedly, and was caused by nasal hemorrhages. We are made to exclaim with the Psalmist that "Our times are in thy hands." He was of a loving disposition, but
"God needed one more angel child
Within His shining band;
So reaching down with loving arms,
He clasped our darling's hand."
Funeral services were held at the Leo, Ind., Mennonite Church by A. S. Miller and B. B. King. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Fisher.-John H., son of Harry A. and Matilda Fisher, was born near New Paris, Ind., June 6, 1858; died July 4, 1930; aged 72 y. 1 m. 18 d. He was a member of a family of 15 children. One half-brother, two half-sisters, seven brothers and two sister, and his parents preceded him into the spirit world. He is survived by two brothers, Peter and Daniel of New Paris. About 30ears ago he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until the time of his death. He bore his afflictions with great patience, and a number of times expressed joy and gladness in the thought of soon joining those who have gone before to a place where pain and grief will be no more. Funeral services were conducted by Ray F. Yoder and D. A. Yoder.
Weber.-Sister Leah Weber (nee Snyder), wife of Bro. Ephraim Weber, was born Nov. 21, 1857; died June 7, 1930; aged 72 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was married to Bro. Weber March 20, 1883. This union was blessed with 4 children. She leaves her husband, 3 daughters, 1 son, 7 grandchildren, 1 brother and 4 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Sister Weber had been ailing for a few years, and particularly the last 6 months she suffered from dropsy. Realizing that the end was nearing, she was eager to depart and be with Christ which is far better. Funeral services were held at the Elmira Church by Bros. Oscar Burkholder, Moses Brubacher, and Abram Gingrich. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast.
All is over, suffering ended,
And our mother is at rest."
Miller.-Susan E., daughter of Eli S. and Mary ( Kauffman) Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Jan. 20, 1850; died at her home east of Goshen, Ind., July 9, 1930, after a painful and lingering illness from cancer; aged 80 y. 6 m. 19 d. At the age of 20 she united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. Father, mother, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves her four sisters (Mrs. Simon Stahley. Mrs. Jonathan Stutzman, Mrs. Alexander Schrock, and Mrs. Wm. Holt), three brothers (Levi, Harvey, and Jonas), 8 nieces, 11 nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Many times during her sickness she longed to go home where pain is unknown and all is rest, which is eternal gain. Services at the home by Ira S. Johns and at Clinton Brick Church by John Garber and D. D. Troyer in English and D. J. Johns in German.
Stauffer.-Fanny (Wideman) Stauffer, wife of Benjamin R. Stauffer, was born Sept. 24, 1871; died at her home in Manheim, Pa., July 17, 1930, from a stroke; aged 58 y. 9 m. 23 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for 34 years and was always faithful, vitally concerned lest she partake of the sacred communion unworthily. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Fanny. She leaves husband, 4 sons, a foster son, 7 grandchildren, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. We mourn the departure of our mother, but with David we can say that though she cannot come to us we have all started on the road to go to her. Funeral services were held at Erisman's Church July 20, conducted by Bros. Geo. Lapp, Isaac H. Brubaker, and Henry Lutz. Text, II Cor. 1:3, 4. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Hast thou sounded the depth of yonder sea?
Hast thou counted the sands that under it be?
Hast thou measured the heights of the heavens above?
Then may'st thou mete out a mother's love."
Weaver.-Emery M., son of Moses and Mary (Hershberger) Weaver, was born Feb. 20, 1875; died suddenly at his home near Walnut Creek, O., June 14, 1930; aged 55 y. 3 m. 24 d. On Dec. 8, 1898, he was united in marriage to Emma Jane Zuercher. To this union were born 4 children. There remain his sorrowing companion, 1 son, 3 daughters, 1 brother, 2 half-brothers, 2 half-sisters, 5 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 1 grandson preceded him in death. But we look forward to the time when we will meet again. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he was faithful and obedient to the end. He was always a kind and loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed in the home. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church on June 17 by Bros. Corsan Mast, Alvin Miller, and D. M. Friedt. Texts, II Cor. 4:16; Num. 23:10. Interment in cemetery nearby.
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel.
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Zook.-Nancy D. Zook, daughter of Mary and Joel Kauffman, was born near Allensville, Pa., Oct. 30, 1847; died Feb. 12, 1930; aged 82 y. 3 m. 12 d. About three months ago she had a stroke of paralysis which caused her to be bedfast. During her illness she was very patient and happy, waiting for her call to come home. Her strong constitution gradually failed and she peacefully passed to her eternal home. She was married to Solomon A. Zook, who preceded her in death, and to this union were born 1 daughter (Mrs. Reuben Yoder), and 5 sons (Thomas, Isaac, Samuel, Solomon, and David), and an infant child (who also preceded her in death). She gave her life to the Master at an early age, and remained true and faithful to him and to her church, which she dearly loved until death. Grandma had a kind and loving disposition which won her many friends. Her worries and cares were never known by her friends, for she never allowed them to be cast upon any one. In her home she was an ideal Christian mother and grandmother, and she was loved by all who knew her. She was never found idle. Her happiest moments were when she was doing something for others, not thinking of herself. Funeral services were conducted at Oak Grove Church, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of Bro. N. E. Troyer. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Grandma thou hast left us.
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Schrock.-Rebecca Eash Schrock was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, February 24, 1861. Sept. 6, 1880, she was married to Moses Yoder. To this union were born a son and a daughter, Ira and Cora. This union was broken by the death of her husband in 1882. Dec. 16, 1883, she was married to Noah Schrock. This union was blessed with six sons and three daughters. Two of the girls died in infancy, and one son (Franklin) at the age of 24. The husband died in 1925. She became a member of the Mennonite Church in early life, and was a faithful member. She had been in ill health for several years. About 12 weeks ago she became seriously ill with cancer of the liver, and on July 19 she died; aged 69 y. 4 m. 25 d. She leaves two daughters and six sons (Ira C. Yoder, Cora Harper, William Schrock, Jesse Schrock, Clarence Schrock, Homer Schrock, Harry Schrock, and Mrs. Percy Troyer); also a stepson (Samuel Schrock) and a step-daughter Mrs. Altine Schrock), 32 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, several brothers and sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. In her affliction she was patient, and as a mother she was kind and gentle. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her son, Ira, near Goshen, Ind., and at the Howard-Miami Church in Howard Co., Ind., by Ira S. Johns and J. S. Homer. Text, Rom. 8:18.
"Life's race well run,
Life's work well done,
Life's crown well won,
Now comes rest."
Yoder.-Milo Christian Yoder, age 54, died at his home at 137 Wagner Ave., Elkhart, Ind. Death was due to sarcoma, with which he was afflicted for the last years. He was bedfast for 12 weeks. Bro. Yoder, who was the son of Eli D. and Elizabeth Yoder, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Feb. 16, 1876. His marriage to Lena Siegenthaler took place Oct. 30, 1907, at Louisville, Ohio, and they have spent the succeeding 23 years in the home where he died. He came to Elkhart 33 years ago, and for the last 14 years was an employee of the Buescher plant. Surviving, besides the widow, are three children (Donna, Donald, and Eleanor), his step-mother (Mrs. Sarah Yoder), and the following half-brothers and half-sisters: Charles, Walter, and Dana Yoder; Mrs. C. B. Blosser, Mrs. M. H. Hostetler, Mrs. M. D. Schertz, Mrs. Frank Williamson, Mrs. J. S. Duffus, Mrs. Paul Gay, and Miss Martha Yoder. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and joined the Mennonite Church of which he was ever a consistent member. He was quiet and unassuming, but sincere in all his life's activities. Many times during his illness he expressed his faith in such beautiful scriptures as, "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil; for thou art with me," and in the last days he was receiving strength for the final victory in I Jno. 5:4-"Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world. And this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." During his last year of continual suffering he was very patient, thinking of others rather than of his own affliction or comfort. Funeral services were held at the Prairie St. Church, conducted by C. Reiff and D. A. Yoder.
Snyder.-Ozias, son of Absalom C. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snyder, was born at Breslau, Ont., Nov. 13, 1866; died at his home in Breslau July 8, 1930; aged 63 y. 7 m. 25 d. Jan. 29, 1890, he was married to Anna Betzner of Breslau, who died in 1893. This union was blessed with two daughters, Elenora and a child who died in infancy. Sept. 15, 1897, he was married to Barbara S. Burkholder of Markham, who died in 1908. To this union were born a son (Elvin) and 3 daughters (Ada, Edith, and Katie Florence who died in infancy). Feb. 19, 1911, he was married to Matilda Snyder of New Dundee, who died in 1925. He is survived by a son (Elvin, missionary in Argentina), 3 daughters (Mrs. Enoch Bauman, Mrs. Abner Rudy, and Ada at home), 2 grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. He united with the Church in May, 1891. His quiet, consistent example, as a brother and Sunday school teacher, was appreciated by the loved ones and many friends. While the family felt keenly the absence at the funeral of Bro. Elvin and his wife in South America, they were somewhat comforted to know he had received the message announcing his father's death and were able to have word again from Elvin on the day of the funeral, the cablegram reading as follows: "Deeply grieved to hear the sad news. Accept sincere sympathy. We condole with you in our mutual and great loss. See word of comfort in II Tim. 1:10. We continually remember you in our prayers." Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Newton S. Weber, followed by Bro. S. F. Coffman. Bro. Weber spoke briefly at the church on Dan. 12:3, after which Bro. Jonas Snider preached the funeral sermon. Text, I Cor. 15:54. Remains laid to rest in cemetery adjoining Breslau Church, where the services were held.
"Another sheaf of gold the angels garnered in,
Another soul with Christ doth rest fore'er from grief and sin,
Another beckoning hand to call His loved ones home,
Another life in memory lies-through deeds of love well done."
Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 20 - August 14, 1930, p. 446, 447
Charles.-Annie Denlinger Charles, widow of the late John F. Charles, died July 31, 1930 at Millersville, Pa.; aged 86 y. 2 m. 28 d. She is survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 3 at the home of her nieces with whom she had lived for the past few years. Services were held at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob G. Hess and John H. Mosemann. She had chosen for a text, Phil. 1:21.
Buckwalter.-Donald Wilbert Buckwalter died July 24, 1930; aged 3 m. 23 d. He was the son of Bro. Quentin and Alta (McDonald) Buckwalter. The Lord chose to pluck this tiny flower to be with Him. We calmly say, "Thy will be done." The parents survive, as does 1 brother (Quintein), grandparents, and 3 great-grandparents. Funeral services at the home on July 26. Text, II Sam. 12:23. Preaching services conducted by John K. Charles and John Gochnauer. Burial in E. Petersburg, Pa., Cemetery.
Kinsinger.-Annanias, eldest son of Elias and Susanna (Yoder) Kinsinger, was born near Iowa City, Iowa, April 9, 1867; died June 7, 1930; aged 63 y. 1 m. 28 d. About the year 1889 he was baptized into Church fellowship in the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he lived until death. He was one of the charter members of the West Union Church near Wellman, Iowa. On Nov. 24, 1891, he was married to Katie Miller, who survives him. He is also survived by four children (Erlis, Mrs. Urie Swartzendruber, Orval, and Ruth), five grandchildren, five brothers, three sisters, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at West Union Church, June 10, by Bros. Abner G. Yoder and P. P. Swartzendruber. Text, Psa. 90:12. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Pletcher.-David Pletcher, son of Samuel and Mary (Neslerhode) Pletcher. was born in Richland Co., Ohio, Dec. 29, 1852; died at his late home near Nappanee, Ind., July 20, 1930; aged 77 y. 6 m. 21 d. He confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in early life, remaining faithful until death. He was the last member of the family. On Feb. 13, 1881, he was united in marriage to Nancy Brenneman. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters. One daughter died in infancy. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Nathan, Mrs. Jacob Mitschelm, Fred, John, Henry, and Walter. He also leaves 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services July 24, at the Yellow Creek church, conducted by Bros. Wm. Ramer and Noah Wenger. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Carr.-Sarah Cordelia (Elza) Carr was born Dec. 1, 1860; died July 9, 1930, at the old home place; aged 69 y. 7 m. 8 d. She lived near Whitmer, W. Va., the greater part of her life. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since 1904. Though an invalid for a number of years and suffering much at times, she seldom complained but bore her affliction patiently, waiting the time when the Lord would take her to Himself and the loved ones gone before. Her husband and 2 children preceded her in death. Five daughters and 2 sons, as well as a number of grandchildren, remain. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Hiram Weaver assisted by Bro. Joseph Driver. Text, I Sam. 20:18: "Thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty." Interment in the Whitmer Cemetery.
Brenneman.-Harry R. Brenneman was born Jan. 27, 1880; died July 30, 1930; aged 50 y., 6 m., 3 d. Surviving him are his wife (who before marriage was Mary Hershey) one son (Hershey) an aged father, a number of brothers and sisters, and a host of friends. Harry was injured while following his trade of carpentry, which left him at times helpless. The last few years of his life he grew worse and he was unable to work at all. For some months he was a guest at the Old People's Home at Orrville, where he died. He united with the Mennonite Church at Millersville, Pa., when a young man, and was a faithful member to the end of his life. We are assured of his rest which God promises to all faithful. Funeral services at home in Lancaster, Pa., conducted by Jacob Brubaker, and at Millersville Church by Jacob Brubaker and John K. Charles. Text, Eccl. 8:8.
Hoover.-Hiram Hoover was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Jan. 22, 1852; died at his home near Elida, O., July 29, 1930; aged 78 y. 6 m. 6 d. He was married to Sister Eva Ritchie in 1871, who preceded him in death in 1903. Four children were born to this union (Archie, *James, Joseph W., Bessie L., and Benjamin). He was married a second time to Lydia Brunk in 1904. Two children were born to this union (George W. and Mary V., who shares the home with mother). These together with eighteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, one sister (Delila Neff), one brother (Daniel Hoover), also a large number of nephews, and nieces and other relatives, friends and neighbors are left to mourn their loss. Bro. Hoover started in early life to serve the Lord Jesus, and later united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to his Master until death.
"Oh the hope, the blissful hope,
Which Jesus' grace has given,
The hope when days and years are passed,
We all may meet in heaven."
*Transcriber's note: Hiram was my grandfather. The first child of his union with Eva Ritchie should have been printed "Archie James" with no comma separating the names.
Brenneman.-Olive Marie, daughter of M. E. and Orpha Brenneman, was born near Albany, Oreg., June 15, 1917; died July 21, 1930; aged 13 y. 1 m. 6 d. She enjoyed normal health until at the age of 5 years, when she suffered from rheumatism from which she never fully recovered. Early this year she publicly confessed Christ as her Savior and was received into the fellowship of the Albany Mennonite Church by baptism on Easter Sunday, April 20, which was the last public morning service she attended. Her last illness was of about ten weeks duration, which time she spent almost entirely on her chair. She manifested a marked patience, and often expressed her joy in serving the Lord, yet often expressed her desire to depart this lie*. There remain to mourn her departure her parents, 4 brothers, 1 sister, 3 grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. She loved singing, Scripture reading, and prayer, and among her requests was this that the song, "My latest sun is sinking fast," be sang at her funeral. Funeral service was held July 23 in the afternoon, when the brethren, H. A. Wolfer, A. P. Troyer, E. Z. Yoder, and N. A. Lind took part. Burial at Riverside Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: This word should have been life.
Harshbarger.-Jennie M. (Watt) Harshbarger was born in Juniata Co., Pa., July 4, 1850; died at her home near Mattawana, Pa., July 30, 1930, of old age and a complication of diseases; aged 80 y. 26 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. On August 19, 1869, she was united in marriage to Joseph J. Harshbarger, to which union were born 14 children, of whom 10 are living (Caleb, Milton, Israel, Howard, Elmer, Mrs. Ida Miller, Nannie, Edith, Mrs. Mattie Kauffman, and Mrs. Beckie Yoder). All of her children, 3 daughters-in-law, a number of grandchildren, and some of her great-grandchildren were at her bedside when she passed away. Her parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and 4 children preceded her in death. She leaves her aged husband (aged 90 years), 2 sisters, 49 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral on Aug. 2 conducted at the house by Bro. John E. Kauffman, the home minister, and at the church by Bros. Jonas D. Yoder and Charles Hiester. That she was well known and respected was proved by the many friends who gathered at the church to show their last respect to one whom they had known. Text, Psa. 90:10. Interment in the Hertzler Cemetery.
"Mother was tired and weary,
Weary with toil and pain;
Put by her glasses and rocker,
She will not need them again.
Into heaven's mansion she entered,
Never to sigh or to weep,
After long years with life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."
Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan
Weaver.-Lester Ralph, infant son of Bro. and Sister Walter Weaver, was born June 15, 1930; died Aug. 5, 1930; aged 7 w. and 2 d. He leaves his parents, grandmother Weaver, uncles, and aunts, also Grandfather Simmons. Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at the Springdale Mennonite church by J. R. Driver and Amos Showalter. Interment in nearby cemetery.
"God needed one more angel child
Within his shining band,
So reaching down with loving arms
He clasped our darling's hand."
Miller.-Virgil Walter, son of Ammon and Lydia Miller, was born Oct. 28, 1926; died Aug. 4, 1930, after an illness of only a few days. 3 brothers (Kermit, Merle, and Richard), his parents, 4 grandparents, and many other relatives remain to mourn. One sister preceded him in infancy. Having only reached the tender age of 3 y. 9 m. 6 d. he was as
"A sweet little flower too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took away;
Not from our hearts. not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels above."
Funeral services by J. E. Zimmerman and Wm. R. Eicher. Text, Job 1:21.
Eby.-Benjamin S., son of Jonas R. and Esther Eby was born near Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 13, 1929, died July 22, 1930. He leaves parents, 1 brother (Jonas E.), 4 grandparents, and many relatives and friends. Short services were held at the home by Bro. Denton Martin, and at the Reiffs Mennonite Church by Bros. David Lesher and Moses K. Horst. Text, II Sam. 12:23. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
King.-Elmer King was born in Logan County, Ohio, Nov. 9, 1883. He died suddenly Aug. 2, 1930; aged 46 y. 8 m. 23 d. In April, 1920, he was married to Berdilla Mater, who survives him. He is also survived by 4 sisters, Nannie, Ella, Arie, Della, many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Mother, father, a twin brother (Elva), two sisters, and a former wife preceded him to the spirit world.
"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near
Who took from earth to heaven
The one we loved so dear."
Funeral was held Aug. 4 at the Mennonite church near Amboy, Ind., by N. M. Slabaugh and J. K. Bixler. Text, Isa. 38:1.
Emswiler.-Elizabeth E. Emswiler, wife of R. Frank Emswiler, was born May 7, 1860, died at her home east of Florin, Pa., July 6, 1930; aged 70 y. 1 m. 29 d. She was a member of Kraybills Mennonite church where she attended services all her lifetime. Two years ago she had a stroke. She got some better for a few months, then had another, which took her speech. She could not talk for two years and spent all that time in bed. She leaves her husband, one daughter Alice, wife of Harry M. Flory, two grandchildren, and one half-sister. Funeral services were held at the home by Amos Hess and at Mt. Joy Mennonite church by Isaac Brubaker and Henry Lutz. She was laid to rest in Kraybill's cemetery.
Sleep on, dear mother,
Your suffering is o'er,
May we all meet thee
On Yonder fair shore.
Hess.-Roy Benjamin, only son of A. L. and Hettie K. Hess was born Oct. 11, 1899. When he was 17 years of age he left his home at Marion, Pa., to begin his travels, which carried him into almost all states of the U. S. At the time of his death he was in the state of Nebraska. On Saturday evening July 26, he left his place of work on a farm to go to Sidney. When about 5 miles out a car struck him, killing him instantly. Though far away we could always look forward to his letters every two weeks. Even though he was home last fall he was planning to come back again this fall. He is survived by his parents and 2 sisters, Mrs. Henry S. Baer, and Lydia Ruth at home, and also one nephew, Junior H. Baer. The body arrived on Friday Aug. 1, on which day we had the funeral in the afternoon at the home by Bros. Geo. Ernst and J. Irvin Lehman. Burial was made in the graveyard adjoining the Mennonite church at Marion. Pa.
By His Sister.
Short.-Mary S., wife of Samuel P. Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, April 26, 1876; died Aug. 3, 1930; aged 54 y. 3 m. 7 d. On July 27, just one week before her death, she went to Savannah, Mo., to take treatment for cancer, but proved unsuccessful. On Jan. 12, 1899, she was united in marriage to Samuel Short. This union was blessed with three children: Edwin, Irvin, and Sarah. She leaves her husband, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. Her son Edwin and her parents preceded her in death. In youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the A. M. congregation, remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were held Aug. 7, at the Central A. M. church, in charge of Bros. S. S. Wyse and S. D. Grieser. Text, Prov. 12:28. Interment in Lockport cemetery.
God saw fit to take her from us
Up in heaven there so high
Angels took her, oh, so sudden
With no time to say goodby.
Transcriber's note: goodby spelled as in original.
Ernest.-Roscoe C. Ernest was born Dec. 21, 1890, near Wakarusa, Ind.; died July 22, 1930; aged 39 y. 7 m. 1 d. On May 21 he suffered a stroke of paralysis and had been ill since that time. His entire life was spent on the farm where he was born. Bro. Ernest was married April 14, 1927 to Mrs. Melissa McGowan of Elkhart. Their few years of married life were spent happily together, and during the past few months Mrs. Ernest with her daughters put their whole interest in caring for him with the assistance of the neighbors. During his sickness he confessed his faith in Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. His absence will be felt greatly in the home and community. He had many friends which he gained through honesty and cheerfulness. Surviving him, in addition to his devoted wife are his mother and step-father (Mr. and Mrs. Lonzo Tompkins), two step-daughters (Mrs. Hazel Belt and Mrs. Grace Pyle), his grandfather (Levi Ernest), who made his home with him; two uncles (Frank and Laurence Ernest), two aunts (Mrs. Charles Golden and Mrs. Abraham Killinger). Funeral services were conducted on July 24, by Ray F. Yoder.
Stormer.-Mary (Kaufman) Stormer, wife of Chas. Stormer, was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., on Dec. 2, 1859; died in Milford, Nebr., Aug. 4, 1930; aged 70 y. 8 m. 2 d. The cause of her death was paralysis, with which she was stricken about 15 months ago. She patiently endured, fully trusting Jesus to help, sustain, and care for her. At the age of 15 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the A. M. Church, remaining faithful until death. Dec. 23, 1881, she was married to Chas. Stormer. To this union were born 2 daughters (Mrs. Minnie Reil and Mrs. Lula Guengerich). The first 20 years of their married life they lived near Fisher, Ill. In 1902 they moved to near Milford, Nebr., and in 1909 into Milford, at which place they resided at the time of her death. Besides her husband and two daughters, she is survived by 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 2 half-brothers, 1 half-sister, 1 step-brother, and 2 step-sisters. Funeral services were held Aug. 7, conducted by Warren A. Eicher and L. O. Schlegel. Interment in the Milford A. M. cemetery.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
'Tis lonesome here without her,
And sad the weary way,
For life is not the same to us
Since mother went away.
Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan
Weaver.-Lester Ralph, infant son of Bro. and Sister Walter Weaver of near Waynesboro, Va., died Aug. 5, 1930, of an infection of the throat in the King's Daughters' Hospital, Staunton, Va.; aged 7 m. 3 w. 2 d. He budded on earth to bloom forever in heaven. Funeral services at the Springdale Church Aug. 6, by Bros. J. R. Driver and A. H. Showalter.
Burkey.-Robert William, son of Will and Jemima Burkey, was born and died on Aug. 17, 1930. He leaves father, mother, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Short services were conducted at the home by Bro. W. R. Eicher Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17. Interment in the West Fairview, Nebr. Cemetery.
"God needed one more angel child
Within His shining band;
So, reaching down with loving arms,
He clasped our darling's hand."
Eash.-Levi K., son of Jacob and Nancy Eash (both deceased), was born April 6, 1864; died in the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 13, 1930; aged 66 y. 4 m. 7 d. He was married to Lucy Wertz July 25, 1888. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters, all of whom survive except 1 son. Funeral services were conducted in the home of his son-in-law in Johnstown, by S. G. Shetler and Irvin Holsopple. The remains were laid away in the Kaufman Cemetery.
Thomas.-Peter J., son of the late John and Katie Thomas, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 8, 1861; died of a complication of diseases Aug. 15, 1930; aged 69 y. 6 m. 7 d. He was married to Polly Livingston, May 13, 1888. To this union was born one son, Edward, who resides at home. Besides the wife and son, he is survived by 2 grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. G. Shetler and L. A. Blough. The mortal remains were laid away in graveyard on the Jere Livingston farm.
Ranck.-Enos Raymond, son of Bro. Edwin G. and Sister Helen Ranck, died Aug. 5, 1930; aged 7 m. 20 d. He was sick but one day, having hemorrhages of the bowels. It came so suddenly it was hard to realize that he is gone. Baby Raymond was such a dear, lovable child, we thought we could not give him up; but God knows best, and we humbly submit to His will. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Paradise, Pa., Mennonite Church, Aug. 7, by Bros. Abram Martin and Jacob Mellinger.
"Sleep on, sweet babe, and take thy rest,
God called thee home-He thought it best."
Yoder.-Henry B., son of Christian and Katie Brinker Yoder, was born Sept. 5, 1852; died Aug. 10, 1930; aged 77 y. 11 m. 5 d. He is survived by 2 sons (Daniel of Quakertown with whom he made his home, and Henry), 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Sept. 7, 1873, he was married to Mary Z. Landis, who died Dec. 20, 1902. April l, 1905, he married Barbara Yoder who also preceded him in death April 2, 1927. He was a deacon in the Swamp Mennonite Church and served his congregation 33 years. Services were held at the home and at the church by Bros. Elias Kolb, John Gehman, Jonas Mininger, and Abram Histand. Text (which he chose before his death), Phil. 1:21.
Weaver.-Lena S. Weaver was born Feb. 18, 1896; died Aug. 9, 1930; aged 34 y. Surviving her are her husband, 4 daughters, 3 sons, a number of sisters and brothers, besides many other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Her last days were full of sorrow, for she was much concerned about her small children; but we are confident that she was ready to leave this world of sorrow for a better home. Funeral services were held at the Martinsdale Church, conducted by Bros. I. B. Good and John Sauder.
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Sutter.-Harvey William, son of Chris and Mary Sutter, was born June 15, 1901, near Kasbeer, Ill.; died very suddenly of heart failure Aug. 8, 1930, while on a vacation with his brother at Cass Lake, Minn.; aged 29 y. 1 m. 24 d. In March, 1912, he united with the Willow Springs Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member of that church till death. He leaves father, mother, 1 brother, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 11 at the home of his parents near Tiskilwa, Ill., and at the Willow Springs Mennonite Church by Bros. A. C. Good and C. A. Hartzler. Interment in the Willow Springs Cemetery.
"Weep not for me, my family dear,
Nor shed for me a sorrowing tear,
I am not dead, but only sleep-
My silent slumber, oh, how sweet!"
Foust.-Sister Lydia, widow of the late Deacon Samuel Foust, was born July 25, 1845; died at the home of her son-in-law at Seanor, Somerset Co., Pa., May 14, 1930; aged 84 y. 9 m. 19 d. She was the daughter of John and Sarah Lehman Hoffman, both deceased. Her husband passed away in January, 1920. She was of a very meek and quiet spirit; and surely very well qualified as a deacon's wife. During her illness she manifested much patience and longed for her departure. She is survived by 1 son, 3 daughters, 28 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in the home in which she died by S. G. Shetler and in the United Brethren church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by L. A. Blough. The funeral was very largely attended. The remains were laid away in the Foust graveyard, which adjoined a church lot upon which once stood a union church in which the Mennonites first worshipped in this part of the Johnstown district.
Nafziger.-Ida Naomi, seventh daughter of Samuel B. and Fannie E. Miller, was born April 28, 1892; died Aug. 3, 1930, at the Brokaw Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., following an operation for gallstones; aged 38 y. 3 m. 1 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church from early girlhood. Jan. 11, 1911, she was united in marriage to Jonas Nafziger. Eleven children were born to this union, 4 dying in infancy. She leaves her husband, 7 children, father, step-mother, and 6 sisters. Her mother and younger sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, Aug. 6, by Bros. Simon Litwiller, Daniel Nafziger, and Jonas Litwiller. Text, John 5:24-30, which she chose before her death. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery near Hopedale.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day.
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be washed away."
Roth.-Mary, eldest daughter of Joe and Phoebe (Roth) Gascho, was born at Milford, Nebr., Dec. 3, 1899; died at her home in Deuel Co., Nebr., July 4, 1930; aged 30 y. 7 m. 1 d. Mary's childhood was spent near Wood River, Nebr. In early life she united with the Wood River Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. On Jan. 2, 1924, she was united in marriage to Abe Roth of Deuel Co., where they established their home. This union was blessed with 6 children: Robert, Delmar, Josephine, Chester Lee, Edward John, and baby Irene. She leaves her loving husband and children and 1 step-daughter, her parents, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 1 grandmother, as well as a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Chappell Mennonite Church by Bro. Nick Birky of Thurman, Colo. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Oh, dear mother, we will hearken
To your prayerful, loving call;
How to Jesus we would listen,
Then to come and follow thee.
But we all are left so lonely,
Just to think that mother's gone
To her peaceful heavenly home."
Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan