Bittinger. -- Susannah, daughter of the late David and Elizabeth (Caton) Fuller,, was born Jan. 1, 1856; died July 23, 1948; aged 92 y. 6 m. 23 d. Her early life was spent in the Springs, Pa., community. After her marriage to Henry Bittinger on Dec. 4, 1887, they made their home at Bittinger, Md., later returning to the Springs community. Early in life she accepted the Lord as her personal Saviour. She was a member of the local sewing circle from its beginning, and taught Sunday school with John Folk, Daniel Shoemaker, Jerry Stevanus, Jonas Keim, Carrie Blauch, Annie Siel and Katy and Jacob Folk during the years 1879-1897, with W. C. Livengood and W. K. Blauch serving as superintendents. Her husband preceded her in death on April 23, 1931. Her father, mother, stepmother, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 3 half brothers, and 3 half sisters also predeceased her. Surviving are 2 daughters (Florence, Springs, Pa.; and Mabel, Scottdale, Pa.), one son (Elmer, of Springs), 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Springs Mennonite Church, in charge of Roy Otto.
Breneman. -- Harry G., son of the late Amos and Susan (Witmer) Breneman, was born near Hessdale, July 26, 1889; passed away at his home in Hessdale, near Strasburg, Pa., July 25, 1948; aged 58 y. 11 m. 29 d. Although having suffered from a heart ailment for some time, he was active until the time of his death, which resulted from a coronary occlusion. Surviving are his wife (the former Anna Ranck), 3 sons (John R., Kirkwood, Pa.; C. Henry, on the home farm; and Robert A., at home), one brother (Jacob W., Willow Street, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Rohrer and Mrs. Mary Baer, Canargo, Pa.). He was a dairy farmer by occupation, having lived most of his life in the same community. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the Willow Street Mennonite Church, where he served as trustee. Funeral services were held July 28, in charge of two of his nephews, John A. Breneman and J. Harold Breneman; Jacob Harnish preached the sermon. Text: Phil. 1:21.
Budhbal.--Early in the morning on Aug. 11, 1948, another of those who were saved in the early days of the India Mission went to be with the Lord. Budhbal came to the famine orphanage in 1899. His first service was to teach the blind. He was married to Bhukai bai in 1906, and in 1921 was ordained deacon. He served as evangelist at Bagtari and Shantipur; the past few years he had been living in Balodgahan, where he had some fields. He had been suffering from tuberculosis for a number of years but continued to work until the last. It was his task to care for the church and ring the bell. He rang the bell and closed the church after the service the last evening that he lived, as meetings were in session that week. When we reached the church the next evening it gave us a sad feeling to find the building still closed as he had left it. His son, Hanuk, was at home with the family the last few months and helped to minister to the needs of his father. Hanuk had been up with his father during the night when he had spells of coughing; the last time Hanuk was at his bedside Budhbal said, "I will be all right now, son. Go to bed." When Hanuk returned again, his father had fallen asleep in death. Hanuk made his father's coffin with his own hands in the early morning and burial took place at 10:00 a.m. the same day. Budhbal had few talents, but his life was one of quiet humility. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a good neighbor. He leaves his widow, 3 sons, 3 daughters, and a number of grandchildren. Mary M. Good.
Gingerich. -- Fidella, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Weldy) Blosser, was born in Morgan Co., Mo., Aug. 5, 1883; passed away in a Kewanee, Ill., hospital, Aug. 10, 1948; aged 65 y. 5 d. On Jan. 8, 1939, she was united in marriage to Joseph M. Gingerich, who preceded her in death on March 1, 1946. Her parents, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters also predeceased her. Surviving are 3 brothers (Samuel W., Goshen, Ind.; Henry W., Wakarusa, Ind.; and Joseph D., Tampico, Ill.), one uncle, and a number of nieces and nephews. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church near Versailles, Mo., in which faith she remained until death. With the exception of a short time spent in Ohio, she had made her home in Illinois since 1923, and was a resident of Sheffield, Ill., at the time of her death. Funeral services were held Aug. 15 in the Congregational Church in Sheffield, in charge of Ira Eigsti and Ezra Yordy. Interment was made in the Annawan Cemetery.
Knorr. -- Abraham, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Knorr, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 24, 1877; passed away at his home in Kitchener, Ont., after a lengthy illness, July 28, 1948; aged 71 y. 4 m. 5 d. One sister (Sarah - Mrs. Jacob Martin, Waterloo, Ont.), and 2 brothers (Josiah, of Waterloo; and Allan, St. Jacobs, Ont.) predeceased her. [sic] Surviving are 3 brothers (John, of St. Jacobs; Noah, of Waterloo; and Daniel, West Montrose, Ont.) and 2 sisters (Maryann - Mrs. Albert Holtzworth, Petersburg, Ont.; and Hannah - Mrs. Isaac Bauman, of Kitchener). After middle age he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a member until death. Funeral services were held July 30 at the St. Jacobs, Ont., Mennonite Church, with Roy S. Koch in charge. Interment was made in Martins Cemetery.
Lichti. -- Magdalena Rediger was born at Milford, Nebr., April 19, 1881; passed away at her home in Shickley, Nebr., Aug. 20, 1948; aged 67 y. 4 m. 1 d. For twenty-eight years she was afflicted with arthritis and rheumatism; death resulted from complications caused by influenza. She was a patient sufferer, never complaining; the last five years of her life were spent in a wheel chair. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member until death. As a small child she moved with her parents to Colorado, where she was united in marriage to Nicholas S. Lichti on March 13, 1903. Her parents, 5 brothers and one sister, and one infant daughter (Cathrine) preceded her in death. Surviving are her companion, 2 sons (Alvin and Nick), 5 daughters (Elva Birky, Nancy Nickel, Sylvia Kennel, Barbara, and Lilly, at home), 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers (David, Albany, Oreg.; and Pete, Milford, Nebr.), one syster (Lydia Schrock, Los Angeles, Calif.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 23 at the home by Fred Reeb and at the Salem Mennonite Church by W. R. Eicher and Will Schlegel. Texts: Eph. 2; Ps. 16:5,6. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stoll. -- Anna Gingerich was born in Daviess Co., Ind., Sept. 1, 1876; passed away at the Rolette Hospital, in N. Dak., Aug. 16, 1948; aged 71 y. 11 m. 16 d. On Dec. 24, 1895, she was united in marriage to Joseph S. Stoll, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1934. Two infant daughters also predeceased her. Surviving are 8 sons and 2 daughters (William, John, Albert, Edna Showers, Levi, Goldie Hochstetler, Wolford, N. Dak.; Joseph, Frazee, Minn.; Abraham, Casselton, N. Dak.; Roy, Rugby, N. Dak.; and Eli, Coos Bay, Oreg.), 54 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Chris, Arthur, Ill.; and Jacob, Kokomo, Ind.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Levi Graber, Mylo, N. Dak.; and Mrs. Simon Breneman, Arthur, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. In youth she united with the Old Order Amish Church and in 1916 transferred her membership to the Lakeview Mennonite congregation, Wolford, where she remained a member until death. In 1903 she moved with her family from Arthur, Ill., to Rolette Co., N. Dak.; and after the death of her husband she moved to Wolford. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Lakeview Church on Aug. 19 by Edward Zook, of the Brethren Church, and E. G. Hochstetler. Texts: Ps. 23; II Tim. 4:6-8.
Weber. -- Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Mamie (Zimmerman) Weber, was born Aug. 7, 1948; passed away Aug. 19, 1948; aged 12 d. Surviving are her parents, 3 sisters (Mary, Stella and Grace) and 4 grandparents (William and Cora Zimmerman, and Allen and Katie Weber). Funeral services, held Aug. 21 at the Martins Union Church, were in charge of George Showalter, assisted by John Leed and Benjamin Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wenger. -- Martin, son of Joseph and Maria Wenger, was born in Baughman Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 25, 1878; died suddenly at his home, near Dalton, Ohio, July 17, 1948; aged 69 y. 8 m. 22 d. In his early years he joined the Mennonite Church and remained a member until death. On Dec. 28, 1905, he was united in marriage to Mary Rudy, who preceded him in death in May, 1941. One young son (Harold) also predeceased him. Surviving are one daughter (Ethel - Mrs. David Horst, Dalton, Ohio) 2 sons (Ray, on the home farm; and Morris, Wadsworth, Ohio), 12 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Nancy Brubaker, North Lawrence, Ohio; and Mrs. Mary Martin, Orrville, Ohio), and 3 brothers) Samuel, of Orrville; Emanuel, of Dalton; and Joseph, Wooster, Ohio). Funeral services were held July 20 at the home by Elmer Good and at the Martins Mennonite Church by William Brubaker and Abram Good. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Texts: James 4:14,15; Rev. 14:13.
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Benner. -- Ernest L., son of Paul Y. and Margaret (Longacre) Benner, was born near Souderton, Pa., March 11, 1934; died at his home, near Spring City, Pa., July 27, 1948; aged 14 y. 4 m. 16 d. He had been ill only a few weeks and bedfast one day. Death was caused by leukemia. He started to school in Souderton, later attended at Harleysville, and after the final term at Spring City, graduated as valedictorian. He was of a cheerful, loving disposition and made friends in each locality in which he lived. In November, 1944, he accepted Christ and united with the Finland Mennonite Church, Pennsburg, Pa. Why a life of such promise should terminate so early is hard to understand, but God knows best. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers (Beatrice, Richard, Florence, and Stanley). Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at his late home and at the Vincent Church, Spring City, by Harold Fly, Jacob M. Moyer, Claude Shisler, and Elmer G. Kolb. Text: Rom. 8:18. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Brenneman. -- Mary, daughter of D. F. and Mary Flisher, was born near Garden City, Kans., Sept. 30, 1886; died Aug. 25, 1948; aged 61 y. 10 m. 25 d. In October, 1905, she was married to P. F. Brenneman. To this union was born one daughter (Velma - Mrs Myron Lapp), who survives. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, one brother (Jacob H., Nampa, Idaho), and one sister (Mrs. Anna Swartz, Lima, Ohio). She was a member of the La Junta, Colo., Mennonite congregation, where she worshiped regularly when it was possible. She had been in poor health for a number of years but was not seriously ill until the last three weeks. She was ever mindful of those less fortunate than herself and gave generously of her time and energy for relief work -- truly a "Dorcas." Funeral services were conducted at the La Junta Mennonite Church by Allen H. Erb. Text: Rev. 12:11.
Good. -- Dallas Paul, son of Raymond and Elsie Good, was born May 20, 1948; died at the Reading, Pa., Hospital, Aug. 11, 1948; aged 2 m. 21 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (John Raymond, Jerry Lee, and Eli Henry), one sister (Joyce Lorraine), his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Eli H. Good) and his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John J. Good). One infant brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Wilmer Eby and Benjamin Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hess. -- John W., son of the late Christian and Barbara Hess, was born Jan. 17, 1908; died Aug. 22, 1948; aged 40 y. 7 m. 5 d. Death came unexpectedly; he became ill at noon and died shortly afterward. Surviving are his wife (the former Anna Strickler), one son (Harold C.), one daughter (Beatrice S.), one brother (Maris W.), and 4 sisters (Annie W. - Mrs. Martin Campbell, Cora - Mrs. Frank H. Martin, Barbara - Mrs. Harvey G. Mack, Susan - Mrs. Larren E. Pickell). In his early teens he accepted Christ and became a member of the Byerland Church, Willow Street, Pa. He was a kind husband, father, and brother and was an exceptionally cheerful neighbor. Funeral services were held at the late home Aug. 25 by Henry Nauman and at the Byerland Church by James Hess and Jacob T. Harnish.
Woolner. -- Ella Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Myers, and wife of Addison Woolner, Kitchener, Ont., passed away Aug. 16, 1948; aged 56 y. She was kind, of a quiet disposition, and attended to her own responsibilities. Surviving are her husband, and 3 children (Inez, Russel, and Ralph) by her former marriage. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and at the cemetery of the First Mennonite Church, where burial was made on Aug. 18, with C. F. Derstine in charge.
Zeiset. -- Benjamin F., Jr., son of Benjamin and Anna (Arment) Zeiset, Denver Road, Pa., was born Nov. 14, 1937; died instantly of a skull fracture, Aug. 13, 1948; aged 10 y. 8 m. 29 d. He and his father were hauling wood and he apparently lost his balance when the tractor-drawn wagon swung into a side road near the Muddy Creek Church. Surviving are his parents, 7 brothers and sisters (Elsie, Ernest, Vernon, Jesse, Clair, Malinda, and Ervin), 3 grandparents (Martin and Mary Zeiset, and Ralph Arment), and one stepgrandmother (Esther Arment). Funeral services were conducted at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa., by Benjamin Weaver, Howard Good, and J. Paul Graybill. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Brenneman. -- Mary, daughter of Daniel and Anna Yoder, was born Sept. 8, 1858; passed away Aug. 3, 1948; aged 89 y. 10 m. 25 d. On Feb. 3, 1878, she was married to Jacob P. Brenneman. To this union were born 5 children (William, Chicago, Ill.; Anna - Mrs. Daniel Horst and Menno, Wellman, Iowa; Daniel, Upland, Calif.; Eli, Iowa City, Iowa) and one grandson. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining a member until death. On Aug. 31, 1939, she fractured her limb and on Aug. 24, 1945, she fractured her hip, from which she never recovered. She suffered her affliction with much patience and often expressed her desire to depart from this life and be with the Lord. Funeral services were conducted at the Upper Deer Creek Church by Albert Miller, George S. Miller, Paul Guengrich, and Henry Landis. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gochnauer. -- Ada K., daughter of George and Mary (Kreider) Kreider, was born Oct. 23, 1892; passed away at her home in Pequea Twp., Pa., May 15, 1948; aged 55 y. 6 m. 22 d. On Nov. 1, 1914, she was united in marriage to Benjamin H. Gochnauer. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters (Mary, who preceded her in death in 1930; Esther, Kenneth, and Elvin, at home; Beulah - Mrs. Robert J. Slaymaker, Lancaster, Pa.; Norman, Mt. Joy, Pa.; and Dorothy - Mrs. Walter E. Hess, Willow Street, Pa.). Also surviving are 3 grandchildren and one sister (Lizzie). She accepted Christ and became a member of the New Danville Mennonite Church, where she remained a member until death. She filled her place as a Sunday-school teacher as long as she was able. In 1947 she suffered a heart attack, from which she slowly recovered. In April, 1948, she had another attack and remained bedfast until death. The last song she sang was "My Jesus, I Love Thee." Funeral services were held May 19 at the New Danville Church, in charge of Henry Nauman, James Hess, and Maris Hess. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hartzler. -- Charles O., son of David E. and Mary (Yoder) Hartzler, was born near Gunn City, Mo., May 7, 1874; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 28, 1948; aged 74 y. 3 m. 21 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Sycamore Grove Church, near Garden City, Mo.; he remained a member of the church until death. On Jan. 9, 1898, he was married to Lydia Alice Yoder, who predeceased him on Jan. 18, 1948. One week before his wife's death they, with their five children, celebrated their fiftieth anniversary at their home near Garden City, where he had lived for sixty-seven years. On July 10 he had gone to spend some time with a son and daughter at Jackson, Minn. While there he was taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment, and on Aug. 25 underwent a major operation, following which peritonitis developed causing his death. He was a man of few words, honest and helpful in his dealings with his fellow men. He was a lover of nature and enjoyed life to the full. Although great trials and deep sorrows were often his, he bore them without a word of complaint. Surviving are 2 daughters (Beulah - Mrs. Ray W. Garber, Alpha, Minn.; and Dorothy, who faithfully made a home for her father after her mother's death), 3 sons (Edward, Jackson, Minn.; Rolla and Sherman, Garden City, Mo.), 9 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One infant son predeceased him. A funeral service was held at the Ray Garber home on Aug. 29, with Noah Landis in charge. A memorial fund, given by Minnesota friends, will be used for mission work in Puerto Rico in honor of his nurse, a former worker in Puerto Rico. Interment was made in the Clearfork Cemetery at Garden City, after a service at the Sycamore Grove Church on Aug. 31, conducted by Raymond Hershberger, assisted by John A. Kauffman and S. S. Hershberger.
Kuhns. -- Samuel A., son of Samuel and Magdalene (Slabaugh) Kuhns, was born near Goshen, Ind., March 29, 1881; passed away at the Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Kans., Aug. 4, 1948; aged 67 y. 4 m. 6 d. At the age of three he moved with his parents to Kansas, and later to Manchester, Okla., where he grew to manhood. In his youth he accepted Christ and united with the Springs Mennonite Church at Manchester. At the time of his death he was a member of the Yoder, Kans., congregation. On May 27, 1915, he was united in marriage to Mary Horst, Peabody, Kans., who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Paul Eber, West Liberty, Ohio; Magdalene, Reading, Pa.; Esther, La Junta, Colo.; Samuel and Mahlon, Hutchinson, Kans.; Stanley, and Ruth, at home), one grandchild, 2 brothers and 6 sisters (George and Amanda - Mrs. John Yoder, Hutchinson, Kans.; John, Cedar Bluffs, Kans.; Sarah - Mrs. C. C. Garber, and Susan - Mrs. B. F. Hostetler, Harper, Kans.; Saloma - Mrs. D. T. Nutter, Wichita, Kans.; Emma - Mrs. Elmer Taton, Argonia, Kans.; and Maggie - Mrs. D. D. Miller, Berlin, Ohio). Preceding him in death were his father, mother, one brother, and one sister. He enjoyed good health until the last twelve years , when he was afflicted by a paralytic stroke. Shortly before his death complications set in and he suffered another stroke, which caused his death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Willie Wagler and at the Yoder Church by R. M. Weaver, A. A. Bontrager, and Sanford E. King. Text: Gen. 18:25. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Mierau. -- Elmer, son of Dan and Dorothy (Eichelberger) Mierau, was born Nov. 10, 1946; passed away Sept. 1, 1948; aged 1 y. 9 m. 21 d. Death resulted from accidental drowning in the Kankakee River at their home, near Hebron, Ind. Surviving are his parents, 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Mierau, Henderson, Nebr.; and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eichelberger, Hebron, Ind.), uncles, aunts, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 5 at the Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind., in charge of the pastor, Chester C. Osborne. Text: Isa. 11:6c. Interment was made in the near-by Mennonite Cemetery.
Moshier. -- Samuel C., son of the late Joseph P. and Katherine (Widrick) Moshier, was born March 9, 1890; died at his home, Lowville, N.Y., Aug. 19, 1948; aged 58 y. 5 m. 10 d. On Feb. 6, 1913, he was united in marriage to Mary Roggie, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ervin R. and Harold A., Croghan, N.Y.), one daughter (Adah - Mrs. Harvey Gingerich), 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers (John, Joseph, and Aaron, Lowville, N.Y.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. J. J. Zehr, New Bremen, N.Y.; and Mrs. Menno Roggie, Croghan, N.Y.). In his youth he became a member of the Amish Mennonite congregation at Croghan, where he remained a member until death. He had been in ill health since October, 1947. In December he underwent an operation which brought temporary relief for about two months. He suffered intense pain and spent most of the last eight weeks in bed. He often expressed his desire for the Lord to take him home. The evening before his death he said, "His grace is sufficient, but I can hardly wait to go." Funeral services were held at his home Aug. 22 by Elias Zehr and at the Dadville Amish Mennonite Church by Andrew Gingerich and Lloyd Boshart. Interment was made in the Croghan Cemetery, with prayer by Allen Gingrich.
Ressler. -- Lina, daughter of David and Magdalena (Blough) Zook, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 26, 1869; passed away at her home in Scottdale, Pa., Aug. 17, 1948, after a prolonged illness; aged 78 y. 10 m. 21 d. In her youth she was baptized in the small creek near the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio, and became a member of that congregation; at the time of her death she was a member of the Scottdale Mennonite Church. She served the church faithfully and well until the time of her death. Her service to the church extended into the mission, educational, and publication work. She was one of the pioneer city missionaries at the Home Mission in Chicago, serving from 1895 to 1900. As one of the pioneers in the educational work of the church, she served as preceptress and teacher at the Elkhart Institute, Elkhart, Ind., from 1900 to 1903. While at Elkhart Institute she became the wife of J. A. Ressler, missionary on furlough from India. They served as missionaries to India from 1903 to 1908, during the time the work in India was beginning under the Mennonite Church. Although, because of her health, they were permitted to stay in India only five years, the work was very close to her heart, and on her return to this country she did much through the years to promote the work in India through speaking, writing, and private testimony. Upon their return to this country they resided in Wayne Co., Ohio, for two yeas [sic], after which they moved to Scottdale, where they made important and lasting contributions to the publication work of the church. At Scottdale she became known throughout the church as "Aunt Lina" through assisting "Uncle J. A." in the editing of Sunday-school literature. She was closely connected with the "Beams of Light," having served as its editor from 1936 to 1946. She served as editor of the letter department of "Words of Cheer" and as editor of the lesson picture cards from 1936 until her death. In her most active years she did considerable work in editing and compiling children's and missionary books in collaboration with her husband, as well as writing for the church papers, becoming the outstanding literary woman of the church in her time. The name "Aunt Lina," was more than a pen name, for she was familiarly known by all her friends and neighbors by this name, besides having a church-wide family of "nieces" and "nephews" of all ages. She was also active in women's sewing circle organizations both church-wide and in the local district. She served as president of what is now known as the Women's Missionary Sewing Circle Organization from about 1926 to 1932. She also served as president of the Southwestern Pennsylvania District Sewing Circle organization from about 1928 to 1934. The work of the local and mission Sunday schools was also of vital interest to her, and she especially enjoyed home department, cradle roll, and teaching work in the Sunday school. Until about a year ago she was a teacher of a women's Sunday-school class at the North Scottdale Mission Sunday School. With her active life and pen laid aside, she will live on not only in eternity but in that which she has written and in the memories of her many friends. Surviving are her 2 daughters (Ruth and Rhoda, Scottdale, Pa.), one stepdaughter (Emma - Mrs. George Townsend, Masontown, Pa.), 5 stepgrandchildren, 6 greatstepgrandchildren, 2 brothers (David B. and Abner D., Akron, Ohio), and one sister (Mattie, Sterling, Ohio). One infant son, her husband, 2 sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Scottdale Mennonite Church by John L. Horst and A. J. Metzler, with J. S. Gerig and I. W. Royer assisting. Interment was made in the Scottdale Cemetery.
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Graybill. -- Ira T., son of Susan (Benner) and the late Joseph Graybill, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Sept. 14, 1892; passed away at the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital, Aug. 29, 1948; aged 55 y. 11 m. 15 d. He was in the hospital one week, death resulting from a heart ailment from which he had suffered for some years but which had become serious only in the last few months. He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife (Nora Martin Graybill), 2 sons and 4 daughters (S. Lester, Lititz, Pa.; Martha - Mrs. Samuel Siegrist, Manheim, Pa.; Alma - Mrs. Aaron Harbold, York, Pa.; Melvin, Manheim, Pa.; Ruth - Mrs. Reuben Ruppert, York, Pa; and Mildred, at home), 6 grandchildren, 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Henry, Lancaster, Pa.; Beulah - Mrs. Albert Winey, New Holland, Pa.; Cornelius, Farmersville, Pa.; J. Paul, East Earl, Pa.; J. Silas, Doylestown, Pa.; Chester and Ruth, both of New Holland, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. One sister (Huldah) passed away two days after his death. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 1 at his late home in Neffsville, Pa., by James Siegrist and Irvin Kreider and at the East Petersburg Church by Henry Lutz and Eli Sauder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hillegass. -- Ella C., daughter of the late Valentine and Anna Eliza (Cassel) Schlosser, was born near Cedars, Pa.; died Aug. 14, 1948, at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 72 y. 20 d. Death followed a stroke and fall at her home on Aug. 8 She was a member of the Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa. Surviving are her husband (Warren S. Hillegass, Kulpsville, Pa.), 3 children (Blanche - Mrs. Norman N. Cressman, Hatfield, Pa.; Lester, of Kulpsville; and Anna - Mrs. George C. Dinger, of Hatfield), 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Kulp, Harleysville, Pa.; Mrs. Clara Lands, Creamery, Pa.; and Sallie - Mrs. Henry G. Mininger, Hatfield, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Irwin C. Schlosser, of Hatfield; and Clayton C. Schlosser, of Harleysville). Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at the Towamencin Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Text: Phil. 1:21.
Horst. -- Mary Grace, daughter of Amos T. and Rhoda (Shank) Showalter, was born near Hagerstown, Md., Jan. 14, 1919; passed away at her home, near Hagerstown, Sept. 6, 1948; aged 29 y. 7 m. 23 d. She had been ill for three months with Hodgkin's disease. On Oct. 5, 1939, she was united in marriage to Elmer J. Horst, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Lois Marie and Elsie Ruth), her parents, 4 sisters (Anna - Mrs. Preston Martin, Naomi - Mrs. Allen Eby, Ethel - Mrs. T. Weagley Lehman, and Mabel - Mrs. D. Richard Martin), 4 brothers (Preston and Adin, Maugansville, Md.; Paul, of Reid; and Glenn, at home), and many other relatives and friends. One brother (Harvey) predeceased her. She was a faithful companion and mother and was always ready to do good for others. In her youth she united with the Miller Mennonite Church, Leitersburg, Md., of which she remained a member until death. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 8 at the home by Stanley Martin and at the Reiff Church, Hagerstown, by Moses K. Horst and John D. Risser. Text: Prov. 31:10. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Reinhardt. -- Lizzie Ann, daughter of Samuel B. and Fannie Miller, was born in Middlebury, Ind., June 19, 1879; died Aug. 26, 1948; aged 69 y. 2 m. 7 d. Death followed an acute heart attack. On Feb. 16, 1896, she was united in marriage to John J. Reinhardt, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Iva Sutter, Kouts, Ind.; Laura Rheinheimer, Middlebury, Ind.; Mabel Martin, Olen and Orie, Mary Gibson, Delcie Gibson, Florence Martin and Stella Stutter, all of Kouts), 3 sisters (Alice Stalter, Flanagan, Ill.; Luella Stewart, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Katie Martin, Beemer, Nebr.), 43 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends. Two sons died in infancy. On March 1, 1916, she and her husband and family moved to Kouts and were the first members of the Mennonite Church to locate there. They became charter members of the Hopewell congregation, which she has seen grow from six to two hundred members. Funeral services were conducted at the church on Aug. 28 by Chester C. Osborne. Text: Rev. 14:13.
Seiler. -- Abraham Lincoln Seiler was born Aug. 22, 1864; died Aug. 27, 1948; aged 84 y. 5 d. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Annie Altinger and Mrs. Clinton Newman, both of Port Trevorton, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He united with the Susquehanna Mennonite Church sixteen years ago, after a series of meetings conducted by Elias W. Kulp, and remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the Susquehanna Meetinghouse Aug. 31 by John H. Reinard. Text: Eccl. 8:8.
Sharp. -- William Andrew, son of Andrew J. and Lovinia (Cook) Sharp, was born at Midland, Mich., Oct. 13, 1865; passed away at his farm home, near Vestaburg, Mich., July 4, 1948; aged 82 y. 8 m. 22 d. He had been in poor health for the last twelve years, suffering from anemia and high blood pressure; his death resulted from pneumonia. In 1872 the family moved to a farm near Ithaca, Mich.; and about 1876 to a farm south of Vestaburg, Mich. After the death of his father, his mother and a younger brother moved to Marion where two other sons were living. He spent much of his early life lumbering in the Michigan woods. In September 1888, he was united in marriage to Mary J. Funkhouser. To this union were born 12 children, 5 of whom preceded him in death. About a year ago he confessed Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Zion Mennonite Church, of Vestaburg. Surviving are his companion (Mary), 5 sons (Charles, Clark, Orval, Cevil, and Earl, all of Vestaburg), 2 daughters (Fae - Mrs. Dorr Hamlin and Agnes - Mrs. Frank Glowacki, also of Vestaburg), several grandchildren, other relatives, and many friends. Funeral services were in charge of Erie E. Bontrager. Burial was made in the Vestaburg Cemetery.
Smucker. -- Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Birkey) Albrecht, was born in Bureau Co., near Tiskilwa, Ill., Feb. 18, 1874; passed away Sept. 4, 1948; aged 74 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was taken seriously ill on March 7, 1948, at the home of her daughter (Esther), where she passed away after being almost totally bedfast for six months. In her youth she confessed Jesus as her Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member until death. She was always interested in the work of the Lord and many were the labors of her hands given to missionary service. On Dec. 5, 1897, she was united in marriage to Frank I. Smucker, Nappanee, Ind. They resided on a farm in Indiantown Twp. for fifty years, with the exception of two years when they worked at the West Liberty, Ohio, Orphans' Home. Surviving are her companion, 4 children (Ruth - Mrs. Carl Magnuson, and Esther - Mrs. John Hodel, both of Morton, Ill.; Mark, Wheaton, Ill.; and Milton, Lake City, Fla.), a foster son (Edward McCloskey, Goshen, Ind.) whom they took into their home from the West Liberty Orphans' Home, 9 grandchildren, 6 foster grandchildren, 3 brothers (Simon, Sycamore, Ill.; John and Will, Tiskilwa, Ill.), one sister (Bertha - Mrs. Rufus Yoder, Lancaster, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. One sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Willow Springs Church on Sept. 6 by Ira Eigsti. Text: Ps. 121, 23. Interment was made in the Willow Springs Cemetery.
Stauffer. -- Emma Susan, daughter of the late David and Anna (Kreider) Rutt, was born Jan. 26, 1870; passed away at her home, near Lancaster, Pa., after an extended illness, July 15, 1948; aged 78 y. 5 m. 19 d. On Nov. 6, 1894, she was married to Amos S. Stauffer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Abraham R., East Petersburg, Pa.), one daughter (Annie - Mrs. Joseph Widders, Lancaster, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one half sister (Mrs. Mary Hess), and one half brother (David Rutt, Strasburg, Pa.). One great-grandson, 2 brothers, and one half sister preceded her in death. On April 22, 1899, she was received into the East Petersburg Mennonite Church and remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the home by Frank N. Kreider and at the East Petersburg Church by James Siegrist and Henry Lutz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Troyer. -- Ada May Yoder was born April 12, 1879; passed away at her home in Topeka, Ind., Aug. 17, 1948; aged 69 y. 4 m. 5 d. At the age of fourteen she accepted Christ and was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church at the time of her death. On July 23, 1899, she was united in marriage to Jephtha S. Troyer. Two infant children preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband and 9 children (Mahlon, Lockport, N.Y.; Arthur, Ligonier, Ind.; Edwin, Wawaka, Ind.; Nora - Mrs. Ernest Bender, Milford, Ind.; Elva - Mrs. Abner Stutzman, Ligonier, Ind.; Christ, Syracuse, Ind.; Ruby - Mrs. Noah Leighty, Grabill, Ind.; Elsie - Mrs. Orville Birkey, Kouts, Ind.; and Erma, at home). Most of her early life was spent in the Jonathan Troyer home. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Shore Church, Shipshewana, by the local ministers and Edwin Yoder.
Troyer. -- Mary Thomas was born Nov. 22, 1889; died at the Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Kans., after a three-day illness, Sept. 7, 1948; aged 58 y. 9 m. 15 d. On Dec. 31, 1909, she was married to Jerry Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Orie, Partridge, Kans.; Albert, Hutchinson, Kans.; Katie - Mrs. Elton Johnson, and Peter, both of Dodge City, Kans.), 12 grandchildren, one brother, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. One daughter (Susana) died in 1928. At the age of eighteen she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, later joining the Yoder Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. Her life had its share of cares and problems, but she faithfully filled her place as wife and mother. Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at the Yoder Church. Text: Ps. 90:9. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Cynthia Kauffman, Pennsylvania