Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1957

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Gospel Herald - Volume L, Number 40 - October 1, 1957 ­ page 839

Kauffman, Linnie Ann, daughter of Henry and Susan (Swartz) Smucker, was born in Salem Twp., Champaign Co. Ohio, June 4, 1891; passed away Aug. 15, 1957, at the Mary Rutan Hospital; aged 66 y. 2 m. 11 d. Her death was caused by a ruptured appendix. On Feb. 23, 1913, she was united in marriage to Harry Kauffman who preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1948. Surviving are the 4 children born to this union (Delphos, DeGraff, Ohio; Elva-Mrs. Howard Yoder, West Liberty, Ohio; Ruby-Mrs. Arthur Dear, Bellefontaine, Ohio; and Dorthea-Mrs. Robert Headings, Urbana, Ohio), 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Elmer, West Liberty; and Chris, Cable, Ohio), one sister (Mary Hostetler, Greenwood, Del.), and one half brother (Amos Hartzler, South Charleston, Ohio), One half sister preceded her in death. At an early age she became a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church where she remained faithful until her death. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church on Aug. 18 with Nelson Kanagy in charge and James Rosner assisting. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Kuhns, Harvey Glenn, son of Glenn and Tillie (Birky) Kuhns, was born May 2, 1937, at Thurman, Colo.; passed away July 4, 1957, at Denver, Colo.; aged 20 y. 2 m. 2 d. He was instantly killed in an automobile accident the day before he was to leave for his home on vacation. He was in I-W services working as an orderly at the St. Anthony's Hospital, Denver. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and became a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church, Albany, Oreg. Surviving are his parents, 5 sisters (Mrs. Eldon Schrock, Scio, Oreg.; Mrs. Ethan Miller, Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Orville Nelson, Lebanon, Oreg.; Mrs. Wayne Gerig and Mrs. Leaford Lehman, both of Albany, Oreg.), one brother (James, at home), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhns, Wellman, Iowa; and Mr. Amos Birky, Tangent, Oreg.). Burial in the Williamette Cemetery at Albany.

Martin, Levi M., son of the late Tilman and Elizabeth Martin, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., Jan. 28, 1895; died July 29, 1957; aged 62 y. 6 m. 1 d. He died suddenly when stricken with cerebral thrombosis while preparing to load timber from the truck which he drove for a local sawmill. In 1918 he married Susannah Hoffman. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons (Cleason, Sudbury; Emmanuel, Elmira; and Leroy at home), 5 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Clayton Wideman, Elmira; Melinda, Elmira; Nancy-Mrs. Orton Bauman, Floradale; Edna-Mrs. Mervin Bauman, Drayton; and Eleanor, at home), 10 grandchildren, one brother (Emmanuel, Annville, Pa.), and 5 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Simeon Brubacher, Waterloo; Susannah-Mrs. David Martin, Waterloo; Rebecca-Mrs. Abram Martin, Wallenstein; Elizabeth-Mrs. Nathaniel Martin, Elmira; and Anna-Mrs. Joseph Martin, Linwood). One brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Floradale Church where funeral services were conducted on July 31 in charge of Rufus Jutzi. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller, Amra D., son of Daniel B. and Mary (Troyer) Miller, was born March 3, 1878, near Walnut Creek, Ohio; passed away from the effects of a stroke on Aug. 14, 1957, at the home of his daughter, Sophia; aged 79 y. 5m. 11 d. In his youth he united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. On Feb. 11, 1900, he was married to Jemima Mast who preceded him in death 29 years ago. Surviving him are 2 sons (Ray and Ralph, Sugarcreek), 3 daughters (Myrle-Mrs. Ward Kreider, Wadsworth; Fyrne-Mrs. Jonathan Yoder, Goshen, Ind.; and Sophia-Mrs. Clayton Gerber, Walnut Creek), and 16 grandchildren. He was the last of a family of 13 children. In addition to his companion, one son, and 2 grandsons also preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Aug. 17, in charge of Paul R. Miller, Venus Hershberger, and Alvin Miller. Burial in the church cemetery.

Noel, Sheldon Lee, infant son of Sterling L. and Wilda (Eichelberger) Noel, was stillborn at Hebron Memorial Hospital, July 21, 1957. Surviving are his parents, twin sister (Sherith Lynn), 2 brothers (Merle Dean and Marlyn Jon), also the paternal and maternal grandparents and one great-grandmother. Graveside services were held at Salem Mennonite Cemetery on July 22, with P. R. Kennel officiating.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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Gospel Herald - Volume L, Number 41 - October 8, 1957 ­ page 862, 863

Barbe, Catherine A., daughter of the late Abram and Catherine Barbe, was born Aug. 30, 1870, in Baughman Settlement, W. Va., where she spent the most of her life; died June 18, 1957, after several years of declining health; aged 87 y. 9m. 18 d. She was a member of the Crest Hill Church at Wardensville. Surviving are the following nieces and nephews: Mr. and Mrs. Ira Heishman (with whom she made her home), Mrs. Emma Rudolph, Mrs. Mary Burkholder, Mrs. Martha Stoltzfus, Mrs. M. W. Kline, A. G. Heishman, Ephraim Heishman, W. T. Heishman, and H. L. Heishman. Funeral services were held June 20, 1957, at the Lutheran Church, Baughman Settlement, W. Va., in charge of Samuel Shank and A. T. Rollins. Burial in the church cemetery.

Bender, Ray Noah, son of Mabel and Melvin W. Bender, Ailsa Craig, Ont., was born at New Hamburg, Ont., July 23, 1939; was instantly killed while at work on road construction about two miles from home on July 16, 1957; aged 17 y. 11 m. 23 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 2 brothers, and 6 sisters (Grace-Mrs. Kenneth Schwartzentruber, and Elaine-Mrs. Daniel Zehr, both of Goshen, Ind.; Mary, Janice, Doreen, and Darlene, at home; Gerald at London; and John, at home), and his grandfather (Noah S. Bender, New Hamburg). He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Nairn A. M. Church in 1949. His pleasing personality and smile for everyone is greatly missed in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were held at the Nairn Church on July 19, with John Litwiller and Wilfred Schlegel officiating. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Cutrell, Sandra Kay, daughter of Sam and Waneta (Sommers) Cutrell, was born Sept. 14, 1955, in Denver, Colo.; passed away July 21, 1957, at the Cook County Children's Hospital, in Chicago; aged 1 y. 10 m. 7 d. She had been ill 6 months with a heart condition and complications. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Steven), and the grandparents (Mr. & Mrs. George Cutrell, Denver, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Sommers, Howe, Ind.). Funeral services were held at Howard-Miami Church in charge of Anson Horner. Burial in Mast Cemetery neat Kokomo, Ind.

Eberly, Henry, son of Isaac B. and Kate (Leese) Eberly, was born Oct. 21, 1882, in Iowa; passed away Sept. 6, 1957, at his home at South West, near Wakarusa, Ind.; aged 74 y. 10m. 16 d. He and his mother moved from Garden City, Mo., to Goshen, Ind., November 1920. On Dec. 21, 1920, he was married to Dora Culp and since 1929 they lived at South West. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 60 years. On Feb. 13, 1946, he had a stroke following which there were complications that left him bedfast since November 1951. He leaves his companion, one sister (Hattie Ownby, Newton, Kans.), and a brother (Edgar Eberly, Independence, Mo.). Services were held at the Leinhardt Funeral Home, with Peter Wiebe in charge. Interment in the Yellow Creek (Wisler) Cemetery.

Lehman, Susan, daughter of the late David D. and Alice (Shover) Horst, was born Jan. 29, 1892, passed away at the Chambersburg Hospital Aug. 14, 1957, after a three-week illness; aged 60 y. 6m. 16 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was a faithful member of the Upper Strasburg Mennonite Church. On Dec. 21, 1921, she was married to David L. Lehman, who survives her. Surviving also are 3 children (Alice and Eva, at home; Archie, Chambersburg), 3 grandchildren and these brothers and sisters (Harvey Horst, Philadelphia Ave., extension; William M., Chambersburg; Charles E., Mongul; George M., Ellen Horst and Mrs. Mary A. Lehman, all of Chambersburg). Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She was a faithful wife and loving mother and will be missed in the home and church. Services were held at the Chambersburg Church, Aug. 17, with Amos Martin and Harvey Shank in charge. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Lehman, Zorada E., daughter of Joel and Mary (Yoder) Metzler, was born in Cedar Co., Mo., April 19, 1874; departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John W. Detwiler, Columbiana, Ohio, on Aug. 25, 1957; aged 83y. 5m. 6 d. She had been ill for six weeks. In her youth she accepted Christ and was a faithful member of the Midway Mennonite Church. On Jan. 24, 1897, she was united in marriage to Alpheus F. Lehman, who passed away on Feb. 27, 1947. She is survived by a daughter (Vertie-Mrs. John W. Detwiler), 3 sons (Carl M., Columbiana, Ohio; Arden M., Greenford, Ohio, and Floyd L., Buffalo, N. Y.), 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother (Joe Metzler, Youngstown, Ohio), and a sister (Mrs. Sarah Blough, Goshen, Ind.). Her labors of love will be remembered long in the piecing of many quilt tops. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church, Aug. 27, conducted by Ernest Martin and Paul Yoder. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mishler, Ellen Viretta Cox, was born in Lipton Co., Ind., Aug. 31, 1874; passed away July 22, 1957, at her home near Kent, Ohio; aged 82 y. 10 m. 21 d. in her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour, uniting with the Mennonite Church and was always a faithful and active member. On Sept. 13, 1891, she married Emmanuel Schrock, who died Dec. 17, 1915. To this union were born 4 sons and one daughter (Herbert, Westover, Md.; Wilbert, deceased; Noah, Kent, Ohio; Willis, Jenson, Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Delcie Liezert, Garrettsville, Ohio). Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. On June 15, 1918, she was married to John P. Mishler, who died Feb. 2, 1943. Funeral services were conducted at the Plain View Mennonite Church by Eugene Yoder and Paul Meyers.

Nussbaum, Mary Catherine, foster daughter of Leo and Lorene Nussbaum, was born June 7, 1944, near Kidron, Ohio; passed away at her home near Kidron, July 29, 1957; aged 13 y.1 m. 22 d. Her early departure was the result of a tractor accident which caused instantaneous death. One of her favorite songs which she often sang recently was "Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me." Surviving are her parents, one foster brother (Richard Leroy Nussbaum, Dalton, Ohio), her maternal grandparents (Eli and Hulda Lehman Nussbaum), and her foster paternal grandfather (Jacob I. Nussbaum). Funeral services were held at Bethel Mennonite Church No. 4, on Aug. 1 in charge of Lester D. Amstutz, Earl J. Amstutz, and Cleophas Steiner. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Oyer, John P., son of Joseph and Anna (Schmidt) Oyer, was born Feb. 27, 1848, near Peoria, Ill.; passed away Aug. 10, 1957; aged 99 y. 5m. 23 d. in his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, uniting with the Metamora Mennonite Church near Flanagan, Ill. On Jan. 15, 1880, he was united in marriage to Mary Smith. In 1921 they moved near St. Johns, Mich., and united with the Bethel congregation. To this union were born 7 sons and 4 daughters (3 sons died in infancy). Also in later life 2 sons and one daughter preceded him in death: Noah, in 1931, while serving as dean of Goshen College; Emma, in 1951, after serving nearly forty years with the Chicago Mennonite Home Mission; Daniel, in 1954, who had been pastor and bishop of the Bethel Church. His wife passed away in May, 1955, four months after they celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Two brothers and a sister also preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Edward H., Eureka, Ill.; and Elmer J., Fisher, Ill.), and 3 daughters (Lydia and Edna, at home; and Esther-Mrs. Cyril Smith, also of St. Johns). Father enjoyed remarkably good health until past 90 years old. For the past six years he was unable to attend church services but could be up and about his home until within the past year. In November of last year he suffered an acute chest condition from which he never fully recovered and after another illness in July he became bedfast. Funeral services were held Aug. 22 at the Bethel Church near Ashley, Mich., with John M. Landis in charge, assisted by J. Kore Zook. Interment in Washington Township Cemetery.

Perret, Mabel Margaret, daughter of Charles and Clio Drushal, was born at Homerville, Ohio, March 13, 1902; passed away at her home near Orrville, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1957; aged 55 y. 5m. 16 d. On Jan. 27, 1923, she was united in marriage to Henry Perret. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (James and Thomas, both of Smithville, Ohio), 2 daughters (Shirley-Mrs. Robert Fetter, Smithville; and Gloria Ann, at home), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Carl, Akron, Ohio; Blake, Hudson, Ohio; and Frank, Chandlersville, Ohio), and 2 sisters (Helen Drushal, Mansfield, Ohio; and Mrs. Carl Clevenger, Sunbury, Ohio). An infant son, Donald, and a brother preceded her in death. In July, 1935, Mrs. Perret and her husband were baptized into the membership of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville. Though illness prevented her active participation in church life for the past several years, she was faithful to her Lord and actively interested in the welfare of her family. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the Oak Grove Church with V. M. Gerig officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.

Ripper, Edward, Sr., son of the late Peter and Margaret ( Keller) Ripper, was born Feb. 29, 1880, at Tremont, Ill.; died at the Eureka Mennonite Home, Eureka, Ill., Sept. 1, 1957; aged 77 y. 6m. 2 d. On March 26, 1907, he was united in marriage to Mary Bessinger at Warsaw, Ind. Surviving him are his wife, 2 sons (Vernon and Edward Jr., both of Morton, Ill.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Maggie Staker, Roanoke, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Staker, Cazenovia, Ill.; Mrs. Louisa Pratt, Pekin, Ill.; and Mrs. Emma Ranney, Pekin, Ill.), and 4 grandchildren. One sister and 2 brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Morton Mennonite Church. The early part of his life was spent in farming. For the past 18 months he and his wife lived at the Eureka Mennonite Home. Funeral services were held at the Morton Mennonite Church, Sept. 3, with Kenneth G. Good in charge Interment in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Roi, Louis Carl, son of Simon and Katie (Brenneman) Roi, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., May 11, 1935; died Aug. 4, 1957, in the Woodstock General Hospital, from injuries received in a two-car collision on Saturday night; aged 22 y. 2 m. 23 d. In his early youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Cassel A. M. Church, Tavistock, Ont. Surviving are his parents, a girl friend (Margaret Bickle), one brother (Kenneth, East Zorra), 4 sisters (Elnora-Mrs. Noah Roth, Baden; Floretta-Mrs. Julius Lichti, North Easthope; Ada-Mrs. Alvin Steinman, Baden; Audrey-Mrs. Howard Lebold, Stratford), and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church in charge of Joel Swartzentruber, Daniel Wagler, and Henry Yantzi, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Roth, Chris, son of Daniel and Susan (Brunk) Roth, was born Dec. 25, 1884, near Milford, Nebr., died Aug. 7, 1957, in the Willamette Hospital, Albany, Oreg.; aged 72y. 8m. 13 d. In early childhood he moved from Nebraska to Thurman, Colo., and later to Albany, Oreg., where he lived the last 58 years of his life. In his early youth he became a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church where he retained his membership. He was united in marriage to Mary Schlegel on Dec. 12, 1912, and to this union were born 12 children. Surviving are the following children (Gladys-Mrs. Gordon Stutzman, Albany; Eddie, Scio; Beulah-Mrs. Urbane Widmer, Woodburn; Violet-Mrs. Lee Roy Schrock, Albany; Florence-Mrs. Berle McTimmonds, Grants Pass; Grace-Mrs. Vernon Headings, Tangent; Della-Mrs. Wilmer Steckly, Albany; Mildred-Mrs. Norman Steckly, Lebanon; Percy, Albany; Norman, Lebanon; and Marion-Mrs. Jerry Mitchell, Jefferson), 30 grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters (J. B. Roth, Scio; Ben B. and Dan B. Roth, Albany; Annie-Mrs. William Whitaker, Albany; and Bena-Mrs. Dave Schrock, Corvallis). One infant daughter, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was very active and enjoyed excellent health until the last four months of his life when he developed a heart condition which caused his death.

Schrock, Laura Ethel, daughter of John J. S. and Nancy Miller, was born near St. Joseph, Mich., Jan. 30, 1887; died June 10, 1957, near Sarasota, Fla., where she had spent the winter; aged 70 y. 4m. 11 d. On March 3, 1907, she was married to William J. Schrock. Surviving are 6 sons and 3 daughters (Russell and Viola-Mrs. Allen Kropf, Tampico, Ill.; John E., Goshen, Ind.; Esther-Mrs. Raymond Kropf, and Paul Tampico, Ill.; Melvin, Ridgeway, Ohio; Leo, Prophetstown, Ill.; Lela-Mrs. Herman Hostetler, Jr., and William Jr., Tampico, Ill.), 43 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (Josiah J., Shipshewana, Ind., and Elmer, Lagrange, Ind.). Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, one infant son, one brother, 2 sisters and 4 grandchildren. At the age of 14 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Barker Street Mennonite Church and later transferred her membership to the Conservative Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member until death. The body was sent to her home near Tampico, Ill., where on June 14 funeral services were conducted at the Fairfield A. M. Church in charge of the home ministers, assisted by a nephew, Percy J. Miller of Shipshewana, Ind. Burial in the Fairfield A. M. Cemetery.

Swartzendruber, twin boys, Colin Ray and Calvin Jay, born to Joe and Luetta Swartzendruber, Kalona, Iowa, at the Mercy Hospital, Aug. 4, 1957; passed away the same day. Graveside services were held in the Upper Deer Creek Cemetery by J. Y. Swartzendruber.

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Gospel Herald - Volume L, Number 42 - October 15, 1957-page 885, 886

Shaver, Effie Brown, was born Oct. 23, 1884; died June 30, 1957; aged 72 y. 8m. 7 d. She is survived by one brother (Robert) and nieces and nephews. She was a faithful member of the Lindale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the church in charge of John L. Stauffer, Timothy Showalter, and Moses Slabaugh. Burial in the Greenmount Cemetery.

Shetler, Roberta Joanne, daughter of Robert and Maude Calvin, was born Dec. 3, 1931, near Hartstown, Pa.; passed away Aug. 4, 1957, at City Hospital, Meadville, Pa., following an illness of approximately two months caused by a malignant cancer; aged 25 y. 8m. 1d. On Dec. 20, 1948, she was united in marriage to John Shetler. To this union were born three children (Elaine, Richard, and Dianne). Surviving besides her husband and children, are her parents, 2 sisters (Mrs. Betty Love, Greenville, Pa.; Mrs. Judy Selvage), 2 brothers (Robert Jr., Hartstown, Pa., and Gary at the parental home). On April 22, 1951, she was received into the fellowship of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church where she retained her membership until death. Those who knew Joanne, especially in the last weeks of her life, will not soon forget her friendly smile and uncomplaining attitude throughout the entire period of illness and suffering. She left a sincere testimony concerning her faith in God. Funeral services were held at the Sunnyside Church, Aug. 7, in charge of Harvey Schrock and Raymond Kramer. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Smoker, Salome, daughter of the late Daniel and Susan (Stahl) Stoltzfus, was born in Chester Co., Pa., Nov. 2, 1892; departed this life at the Coatesville, Pa., Hospital, on July 24, 1957; aged 64 y. 8m. 22 d. On Feb. 19, 1913, she was married to Samuel B. Smoker. Surviving are her husband, 6 sons and 6 daughters (Norman L., Coatesville; Marie E.-Mrs. Eli J. Yoder, New Holland, Pa.; Miriam-Mrs. Martin Brendle, Strasburg, Pa.; Lena R.-Mrs. John B. Lapp, Atglen; Amanda-Mrs. Aaron P. Beiler, Gap, Pa.; S. Loyd and Lee Roy, Lancaster, Pa.; Elsie-Mrs. Carl Wingard, Elverson, Pa.; Marcus H., Reba-Mrs. Paul Hershey, O. Daniel, and D. Nevin, all of Atglen, Pa.), 26 grandchildren, a brother (Ammon, Gordonville, Pa.), and a sister (Elizabeth-Mrs. C. G. Stoltzfus, Gap). She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was a member of the Maple Grove Church. Funeral services were held at Maple Grove in charge of Abner Stoltzfus and Aaron F. Stoltzfus. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Stauffer, Sophia M., daughter of Daniel R. and Mattie (Stutzman) Eicher, was born near Milford, Nebr., June 5, 1885; passed away as the result of a paralytic stroke on Aug. 14, 1957, at her home near Milford; aged 72 y. 2m. 9 d. At the age of 16 years, she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the East Fairview Mennonite Church. On Dec. 17, 1903, she was united in marriage to John B. Stauffer. To this union were born 3 children. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Floyd O., Milford; and Sterling U., Beaver Crossing), one daughter (Goldie M., at home), 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Dan A. Eicher, Coolidge, Ariz.; Warren and Stanley of Milford; and Clayton, Lincoln), and 2 sisters (Cora-Mrs. J. A. Rediger, and Mary-Mrs. Ira Schlegel, both of Milford). Her parents and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Church near Milford, on Aug. 16, with Olive Roth and Loyal Burkey in charge. Burial in the church cemetery.

Wagler, Peter, son of Christian and Mary (Knepp) Wagler, was born Nov. 17, 1885, near Montgomery, Ind.; died at his home near Partridge, Kans., Aug. 20, 1957; aged 71 y 9m. 3 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church in which faith he continued until death. He was ordained as a deacon in the church and served in this office over twenty-nine years. On Feb. 16, 1911, he was married to Barbara Yoder, Nappanee, Ind., making their first home near Kingsdown, Ford Co., Kans., later moving to Reno Co., Kans. Surviving are his companion and five children (Laura-Mrs. David M. Miller, Hutchinson; Raymond, Willie, Mahlon, and Orpha-Mrs. Harry Miller, all of Partridge), 18 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Hannah Overholt, Uniontown, Ohio; Amanda-Mrs. Edw. Hochstetler, Burr Oak, Mich.; and Lena-Mrs. Francis Miller, Fentress, Va.). Twin daughters, one son, and one granddaughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on Aug. 23 in charge of John D. Yoder, assisted by David L. Miller and Valentine Headings, Jr. Burial in the West Center Amish Cemetery.

Walter, Allen S., son of the late George and Maria (Sampey) Walter, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., April 8, 1884; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 26, 1957, after spending two weeks in the hospital; aged 73 y. 2m. 15 d. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie N. Kulp, Line Lexington, Pa.; 4 sons (Carroll, Quakertown, Pa.; Henry, Franconia, Pa.; LaVerne, Hatfield, Pa.; and Theodore, Kirkwood, Pa.), one daughter (Lauretta, at home), and 14 grandchildren. He accepted Christ in his youth and was a faithful member of the church, and for many years served as a chorister in the Line Lexington Church and Sunday school. A daughter and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on June 29 at the church in charge of Merle Ruth, Arthur Ruth, and Claude Meyers, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Weaver, Lena H., daughter of Michael M. and Lizzie (Horst) Nolt, was born July 19, 1890, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died June 19, 1957, at her home near Kinzers, Pa., after an illness of about a year; aged 66 y. 11m. She was the first to break the family circle. For many years she was a faithful member of the Pequea Mennonite Church. On Oct. 20, 1914, she was married to Mahlon M. Weaver. To this union were born 4 sons and five daughters (Michael N., East Earl, Pa.; Franklin N., New Holland; Elizabeth-Mrs. Lester W. Martin, East Earl; Henry N., Myerstown, Pa.; Emma-Mrs. Howard H. Martin, Lititz; Anna-Mrs. Samuel G. Reiff, New Holland; Mary N., at home; Enos N., Kinzers; Martha-Mrs. Elvin H. Martin, Ephrata). Also surviving are her stepmother (Mrs. Emma Nolt, Ephrata), and these brothers and sisters (Jacob H., New Holland; Mrs. Lavina H. Rissler, Gap; Harry H., New Holland; Anna-Mrs. Harry Weaver, Ephrata; Mary-Mrs. Ivan Herr, New Holland, and Mrs. Lydia H. Witmer, Akron). Funeral services were held June 22 at the Pequea Church by Hershey Sensenig and Joseph Weaver, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Wenger, Frank, son of the late Milton and Lizzie (Wenger) Wenger, was born Nov. 7, 1894, near Farmersville, Pa.; departed this life at the Lancaster General Hospital ten days after being admitted for a broken leg received when a log fell on it. . Death was caused by pulmonary embolism. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Groffdale Mennonite Church where he faithfully attended. On Oct. 4, 1917, he was united in marriage to Minnie Nolt, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Mabel-Mrs. Phares Moyer, Manheim; Naomi-Mrs. Clarence Nolt, Landisville; Cloyd N., Lancaster, Evelyn-Mrs. Paul Landis, Milton, Pa.; and Lester N., Lancaster), 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held April 6 at the Groffdale Church in charge of Mahlon Witmer and Eli Sauder. Burial in the Groffdale Cemetery.

Whetstine, Bessie, daughter of Jonathan and Lavina Eimes, was born near Richland, Iowa, Sept. 13, 1878; departed this life Aug. 15, 1957, at Shenk's Nursing Home, Wellman, Iowa; aged 78 y. 11 m. 2 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the Daytonville Mennonite Mission Church near Wellman, Iowa, at the time of her death. In August, 1896, she was married to Addie Whetstine. Her husband, one daughter, and 4 grandchildren, preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter (Mabel-Mrs. Lou Swartzendruber, Kalona, Iowa), 2 sons (Russel, and Ivan both of Wellman, Iowa), and 2 brothers (Jess Eimes, Wellman, Iowa; William Eimes, West Liberty, Iowa). Funeral services were held at the Daytonville Church in charge of Ezra Shenk.

Widmer, Elfie M., daughter of the late Simon C. and Nancy (Eash) Yoder, was born Sept. 13, 1889, at Nappanee, Ind.; died of a heart attack, Aug. 23, 1957, at the Silverton Hospital, Silverton, Oreg.; aged 67 y. 11m. 10 d. On Nov. 8, 1908, she was married to Dan Widmer at Hubbard, Oreg. Surviving besides her companion are 2 sons and 7 daughters (Urbane, Woodburn, Oreg.; Bernice-Mrs. Charles Kauffman, Aurora, Oreg.; LuElla-Mrs. Wayne Yoder, Northridge, Calif.; Daniel, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Priscilla-Mrs. Harry Kropf, Albany, Oreg.; Paulene-Mrs. Earl Wyatt, Tangent, Oreg.; Alene, at home in Woodburn; Pearl-Mrs. Morley King, Hubbard, Oreg.; and Nadine-Mrs. Virgil Books, Salem, Oreg.), 2 brothers (Roy Yoder, Quarryville, Pa.; and Albert Yoder, Amity, Oreg.), and 25 grandchildren. She joined the Mennonite Church in her youth and was an active member until her death. Not only was she a faithful mother to her own children but was a mother to many others in her home, and will be remembered for her letter writing and visitation of the sick. Funeral services were held at the Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Oreg., on Aug. 26, with C. I. Kropf, David W. Mann, and N. M. Books officiating. Burial in Zion Cemetery.

Witmer, Ezra, son of Daniel and Anna (Martin) Witmer, was born April 10, 1901; died at his home near Columbiana, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1957, after an extended illness; aged 56 y.4 m. 28 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. He was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Church. On Feb. 13, 1924, he was united in marriage to Lulu Shaum, who survives him, also 4 sons and 3 daughters (Vernon, and Anna Mary-Mrs. Paul Weaver, both of Columbiana; Martha---Mrs. John Bacher, Wolford, N. Dak.; Warren and Arlene-Mrs. Howard Weaver, both of Columbiana; David, Akron, Pa.; and John, at home), 17 grandchildren, his aged father, 2 brothers (Enos, Columbiana; Owen, Dalton), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Frank Van Pelt, and Mary both of Columbiana). His mother and one brother preceded him in death. He suffered from physical limitations for a number of years, yet remained cheerful and resigned. He was concerned for the spiritual welfare of his family, friends, and neighbors. Services were held at the Midway Church, Columbiana, in charge of Paul Yoder, Louis Amstutz, and Frank Nice. Burial in the church cemetery.

Wyse, Daniel S., son of Daniel J. and Fannie (Sauder) Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 19, 1872; departed this life at his home near Archbold, July 29, 1957; aged 85 y. 4m. 10d. On March 29, 1894, he was united in marriage to Emma Gautsche, who preceded him in death July 12, 1955. They lived in wedlock a little over 61 years. This union was blessed with 6 children (Fannie-Mrs. Noah Frey, Pettisville, Ohio; Mary-Mrs. Cletus Short, and Ira, both of Wauseon, Ohio; Walter, Archbold; Wilma-Mrs. Henry Beck, and Alice-Mrs. Walter Richer, both of Wauseon). Surviving are the 6 children, 24 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Albert, Midland, Mich.). He was preceded in death by his wife, one brother and one sister. In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church. He served there as Sunday-school superintendent for a number of years and his place was seldom vacant when health permitted. For the last number of years he was afflicted with arthritis and was bedfast for fourteen months. Funeral services were conducted on Aug. 1 at the Central Church, in charge of Roy Sauder and Jesse Short. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.

Ziegler, Mary Louisa, was born Jan. 3, 1877, in Pittsburg, ---, a daughter of Jacob and Maria Minger; died Sept. 9, 1957, at the Delp Nursing Home, North Lima, Ohio; aged 80 y. 8m. 6 d. Most of her life she resided in this community She was a faithful member of the North Lima Mennonite Church and as long as health permitted she was present at church services. She was married Oct. 22, 1902, to Daniel Ziegler, who preceded her in 1953. To this union three children were born. She leaves 2 sons (Albert D., Columbiana, Ohio, with whom she lived; Melvin F., of Lakewood), and 6 grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Sept. 12 at the Fry Funeral Home, in charge of David Steiner. Burial in the Midway Cemetery.

Zook, Emma L., only child of the late John and Lydia (Miller) Zook, was born March 7, 1875, in Wayne Co., Ohio, near Smithville; passed away Aug. 22, 1957; aged 82 y. 5 m. 15d. She was hospitalized the last two weeks of her life. As a young woman she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. At her death she was a faithful member of the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church. She spent the last 40 years of her life in the home of her cousin, Adam Horner, where she was considered a dear friend and a member of the family. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church in charge of John M. Drescher and Isaiah Royer.

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Gospel Herald - Volume L, Number 43 - October 22, 1957 ­ page 909, 910, 911

Ament, Emma Sellers, daughter of the late John G and Rebecca (Waller) Sellers, was born in Manor Twp., Aug. 11, 1864; entered into rest at the home of her daughter at Millersville, Pa., Sept. 22, 1957; aged 95 y. 1m. 11 d. On Jan. 6, 1885, she was married to Henry B. Ament, who passed away in March, 1945. In the spring of 1890 she and her husband were baptized and received into the Millersville Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful member. In earlier years she taught in the Sunday school. On December 21, 1947, she suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed and bedfast for almost ten years. Surviving are the following children (Mrs. Laura Kauffman, Millersville; Mrs. Anna Huber, Conestoga; Charles S., Salunga; Esther-Mrs. David Charles, Washington Boro; Cora-Mrs. J. Lloyd Charles, with whom she resided, and Henry S., Lancaster), 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Millersville Mennonite Church on Sept. 25, with Herbert Fisher, Jacob Hess, Benjamin Eshbach and Landis Shertzer in charge. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Byer, Charles B., son of the late David and Martha Byer, was born in Adams Co., Pa., on Sept. 4, 1871; passed away Aug. 31, 1957, at his home in Tampa, Fla.; aged 85 y. 11m. 27 d. In his youth he became a member of the Mennonite Church and was a pioneer in the home mission field, being used of the Lord in opening the Columbia, Pa., Knoxville, Tenn., and Tampa, Fla., Mennonite Missions. In his declining years he was active in personal witness to member s of the colored people in Tampa. He is survived by his wife (Anna Hiestand Byer), 2 daughters (Mary, Bedeno, Ethiopia; Martha-Mrs. Roy Wissler, Lititz, Pa.), and one son (John Lazarus, Ft. Wayne, Ind.). Jewish, Catholic, and colored friends were among those who gathered for simple funeral services on Sept 3, with Isaac Frederick officiating, assisted by Alvin Weaver. Interment was made in the Orange Hill Cemetery.

Guengerich, Samuel J., son of Jacob D. and Lydia Guengerich, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Oct. 21, 1884; died at his home in Benton, Ark., Sept. 16, 1957; aged 72 y. 10 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage with Irene Sims of Kalona, Iowa, on Nov. 18, 1914. To this union were born 2 daughters (Thelma and Margaret), and 3 sons (Ronald and Donald-twins, and Jack Dean). He accepted Christ as his Saviour when a young man and united with the East Union Mennonite Church at Kalona, where the family lived until 1928. The family lived at different places for shorter periods of time, and in 1933 moved to San Antonio, Tex., where they lived until 1956, after which he retired and moved to Benton, Ark. On April 6, 1946, he was united in marriage to Mary Clark of San Antonio. He is survived by his companion, 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Ruhema Beachy, Kalona, Iowa; Mrs. Elizabeth Eash, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Henry A. Yoder and Mrs. John M. Yoder, Parnell), and 3 brothers (George, Gashland, Mo.; Aaron, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Ezra, Ontario, Calif.). The body was returned to Kalona, where services were held from the East Union Church, Sept. 19, with D. J. Fisher and J. John H. Miller in charge. Burial in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Heatwole, Sallie Cathern (Knicely), was born Aug. 1, 1869, near Hinton, Va.; passed away Aug. 27, 1957, at the home of a granddaughter (Mrs. Charles Chandler, near Dayton, Va.); aged 88y. 26 d. On Dec. 25, 1889, she was united in marriage to William Titus Heatwole, who preceded her in death in November, 1933. One daughter (Ellen-Mrs. Charles Evers) preceded her in death. Surviving are her son-in-law (Charles Evers), 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and one brother (F. H. Knicely, Dayton, Va.). Aunt Sallie, as she was called by many nieces and nephews, will long be remembered. Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, of which she was a member in charge of Russell Cline and Warren Showalter. Burial in a nearby cemetery.

Heller, Minnie Mae Welsh, was born Feb. 19, 1884, in Randolph Co., Ind.; passed to her eternal reward Aug. 26, 1957; aged 73 y. 6m. 7 d. On July 7, 1901, she was united in marriage to Perry Heller. This union was blessed with 4 children-3 sons and one daughter (Max, Elton, Mich.; Mabel-Mrs. Virgil Beck, Cedarville, Ind.; Bert and Wayne, both of Ft. Wayne, Ind.). She is survived also by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In 1918 while Bro. and Sister Heller were attending meetings at the Fort Wayne Mission they were converted, received into the Mennonite church and remained members until death. Her husband was ordained to the ministry in 1924 at the mission. In 1930 they were called to served at the Mennonite Mission in Los Angeles, Calif. Here they served the Lord from 1930-37, returning to this community then to enjoy the blessings of life together. In March, 1949, her husband preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Leo Mennonite Church in charge of Ben Graber and Olen E. Nofziger. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Hess, John Martin, son of Menno L. and Amy (Martin) Hess, was born July 28, 1945, at Florin, Pa.; passed away by accidental death while playing alone near his home Aug. 28, 1957; aged 12 y. 1m. 2d. He was converted and baptized as a member of the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church in June, 1956, and was also a regular attendant of the Sunday school. Surviving are the parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Rachel-Mrs. Harold Ruhl, Lancaster, Pa.; Daniel, Syracuse, N. Y.; Miriam, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Eunice, Rhoda, Nathan, Mary, and Caleb, at home). Funeral services were held from the Mt. Joy Church, Aug. 31, 1957, in charge of Henry Garber, Henry Lutz, and Henry Frank. Burial in Kraybill's Cemetery.

Lebold, Kieth Christian, son of Lloyd and Edith (Baechler) Lebold, was born at Shakespeare, Ont., April 23, 1951; died Aug. 16, 1957, from the effects of a car accident; aged 6 y.3 m. 24 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, 2 brothers (Gary and Brian), 2 sisters (Carol and Sheila), all at home. Also surviving are these grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lebold, Tavistock, and Peter Baechler, Shakespeare). One sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church in charge of Daniel Wagler and Henry Yantzi. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcribers' note: "Kieth" is the correct spelling.

Miller, Chris H., son of Harry D. and Elizabeth C. (Schlabaugh) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, April 3, 1904; died from the effects of cancer at his farm home near Kalona, Iowa, Sept. 4, 1957; aged 53 y. 5 m. 1 d. In his youth he became member of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church, and in 1939 the family affiliated with the Conservative Mennonite Church, worshiping with the Fairview congregation. On Nov. 24, 1926, he was married to Annie Hochstedler. To this union 2 children were born. Surviving are his companion, 2 children (Elmer and Savila Odena, both at home), his aged parents, and 2 brothers (Omar and Elmer, both of Kalona, Iowa). The last time he was privileged to be in church was July 22, 1956. The courage and patience he manifested during these days of illness was an influence to all who knew him. Funeral services were held Sept. 6, at the Fairview Church, in charge of M. E. Swartzendruber and E. G. Swanrtzendruber in English, and A, S. Miller in German.

Miller, Eliza Yoder, daughter of Eli E. and Anna (Wertz) Yoder, was born April 3, 1889, in Johnson Co., Iowa; passed away at her home on Sept. 16, 1957; aged 68 y. 5 m. 13 d. Sister Miller had been ill for a number of months, always patiently accepting what came to her. Practically her entire life was spent in the community of her birth. On Nov. 4, 1909, she was united in marriage to Abner M. Miller, living happily together over 41 years. To this union were born one son and 2 daughters. Surviving are 2 daughters (Velma-Mrs. Lyle Yoder and Dorothy-Mrs. Eldon Rhodes, both of Kalona), 6 brothers and one sister (Mahlon and Urie, Wellman; Charles, Fruitland; Lewis, Kalona; Melvin, Iowa City; Willard, Parnell; and Lena-Mrs. Elmer Bontrager, Washington); also 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in March, 1951, and an infant son. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the East Union Church at the time of her death. Sister Miller always enjoyed the Bible, and during her illness often requested passages for reading to her. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber, J. John J. Miller, and D. J. Fisher. Burial in the East Union Cemetery.

Ropp, Paul William, son of Lloyd and Hilara (Schultz) Ropp, died suddenly on Sept. 9, 1957, as a result of an accident near his home in Mornington Twp., Ont.; aged 4 y. 4m. 21 d. He was a member of the Primary Department at Poole Mennonite Sunday School. Besides his parents he leaves to mourn his early departure one brother (Wayne), and 2 sisters (Sharon and Bonnie), his grandfather (Wm. Ropp) and maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schultz), and his great-grandfather (John Schultz). Funeral services were conducted on Sept. 12 at the Poole Mennonite Church, in charge of Herbert Schultz and Moses H. Roth. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Rudy, James S., son of the late Mathias H. and Sarah Ellen (Houser) Rudy, was born in York, Pa., May 19, 1905; passed away June 6, 1957; aged 54 y. 18 d. For the past few years he had been in failing health, which was caused by a heart condition. He attended the Stony Brook Mennonite Church and Sunday School all his life, accepting Christ as the age of 12 years. On June 19, 1923, he was united in marriage to Alma M. Groff, Bareville, Pa. Surviving are his wife and 6 children (John H., Rothsville; Mary Jane-Mrs. Richard C. Detweiler, Perkasie; Clarence E., Lititz; Sara E-Mrs. Ben Hess, Souderton; J. Paul, Wilmington, Del., and Nancy L. Rudy, at home), also 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Stony Brook Church in charge of B. L. Bucher.

Saylor, Joseph, son of Jacob and Susan (Speigle) Saylor, was born Oct. 28, 1865; died at his home near Hollsopple, Pa., on Sept. 10, 1957; aged 91 y. 10 m. 15 d. He was married to Annie Gashew, who died Feb. 16, 1938. To this union were born 2 children (Nora E-deceased, and Edgar L., Hollsopple, Pa.). Surviving also are one brother (James Saylor, Hollsopple), 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. One grandchild, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. In May, 1890, he received Christian baptism and was a member of the Thomas Mennonite Church for 67 years. On June 9, 1900, he was called to the office of deacon and served in this work until Feb. 27, 1916, when he was ordained a minister. In these two offices he honored the Lord and served the church faithfully until his retirement in 1948. He retained an active interest in the work of the church. The last 14 months were spent in his home, and during this time he welcomed the many visitors who came and admonished them in the Christian walk of life. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 13 at the Thomas Mennonite Church, in charge of Aldus J. Wingard, assisted by Harold E. Thomas and David C. Alwine. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Schlegel, Aaron, son of Nicholas and Barbara (Bender) Schlegel, was born in South Easthope Twp., Ont., on Jan.3, 1882; passed away suddenly in his sleep Aug. 19, 1957; aged 75 y. 7 m. 16 d. In his youth he confessed Christ as Saviour and untied with the East Zorra A. M. Church, continuing faithful until his death. On March 7, 1909, he was joined in wedlock with Barbara Sommers, sharing the joys and sorrows of life for over 48 years. He is survived by his wife, 4sons and 2 daughters (Ruth-Mrs Lorne Kropf, with whom they resided for the past two years; Reta-Mrs. Floy Baechler, Alvin and Earl, all of South Easthope; Le Roy of Petersburg; and Wilfred of Ailsa Craig), 21 grandchildren, and one brother (Joseph, of Easthope). He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church in charge of Henry Yantzi, John Bender, and Daniel Wagler. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Slabach, Lizzie, daughter of Jacob and Magdalene Leahman Kauffman, was born at Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 10, 1872; passed away at the McPherson Hospital Aug. 29, 1957; aged 84 y. 11m. 19 d. Even though she had been in failing health only ten days of serious illness preceded her death. She was a member of the West Liberty Mennonite Church. On Dec. 22, 1895, she was untied in marriage to Uriah Slabach at Garden City, Mo. They established their home in the Windom, Kans., community until her husband's death in 1953. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Alma Lingle, McPherson; Mrs. Evan Schletzbaum, Conway; Mrs. Grace Perkins and Mrs. Ina McDonald, both of McPherson), 2 sons (Dewey and Leo Slabach, Windom), 30 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, one sister (Ella Kauffman, of the home in McPherson), and one brother (Dr. Adam Kauffman, Ellinwood, Kans.). Her unselfish love and devotion and her sincere faith in God will always served as a challenge to those who knew her. Funeral services were held on Sept.1, at the West Liberty Church, in charge of M. M. Troyer and J. G. Hartzler. Burial in the church cemetery.

Transcriber's note: "Slabach" can also be spelled "Slabaugh," and "Schlabach."

Wagler, Moses, son of the late John and Annie (Zehr) Wagler, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont. May 12, 1872; passed away at the home of his son Samuel after a lengthy illness, Sept. 10, 1957; aged 83 y. 3m. 28 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, uniting with the East Zorra A. M. Church, remaining a faithful member until the end. On Nov. 17, 1895, he was married to Katherine Brenneman, who preceded him in death in January 1953. They shared the joys and sorrows of life together for over 58 years. Surviving are 3 sons (Samuel and John, Shakespeare; David, of Tavistock), one daughter (Nancy-Mrs. Enos Zehr, of Bright), 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (John, Wellesley; Noah, Shakespeare), and one sister (Mary-Mrs. Nicklas Roth, Petersburg). Two grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the East Zorra Church in charge of Andrew Zehr, William McGrath, Joel Swartzentruber, and Henry Yantzi. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, Joseph D., son of David and Eliza (Stutzman) Yoder, was born near Kalona, Iowa, July 17, 1888; died at the home of his son, Leo, in Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1957; aged 69 y.1 m. 26 d. In his youth he united with the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church, alter transferring his membership to the Lower Deer Creek congregation, where he was a faithful member until death. On Jan. 27, 1910, he was united in marriage to Annie Yoder and lived in matrimony for 47 years. Five daughters and 2 sons were born to this union (Edna-Mrs. Clarence Swartzendruber, Kalona; Magdalene-Mrs. Alvin Stoltzfus, Wellman; Ollie-Mrs. H. C. Page, Midland, Mich.; Leo R., Archbold, Ohio; Willard R., Kalona; Edith-Mrs. Darrel Wade, Keota, Iowa; and Mabel, who preceded him in death. In addition to his wife and children, there also survived 3 brothers (Steve, Lew, and Frank, all of Kalona), one sister (Mrs. Lena Yoder, Kalona), and 23 grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Bro. Yoder enjoyed usual health, having just visited a daughter Ollie in Michigan, and while visiting his son Leo he suffered a stroke and passed away the following morning. Funeral services were in charge of John Y. Swartzendruber and Robert Yoder at the Lower Deer Creek Church.

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Gospel Herald - Volume L, Number 44 - October 29, 1957 ­ page 933, 934

Burkholder, Nathaniel J., son of J. J. and Katherine (Schmucker) Burkholder, was born April 28, 1873, in Howard County, Ind.; passed away Oct. 3, 1957, at Harper, Kans.; aged 84 y. 5m. 5 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, uniting with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church at the time of his death. On July 31, 1900, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Reber, who preceded him in death in April, 1953. To this union were born 9 children. Surviving him are 3 daughters (Carrie-Mrs. Russell Waterbury, Wichita, Kans.; Kate-Mrs. Chas. Barber, and Nettie-Mrs. Wayne Jacobs, both of Harper, Kans.), 6 sons (Chris of Kalona, Iowa; Elmer, Attica, Kans.; Jake, Clarence, Charles, and Lloyd, all of Harper), 31 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Susan Schletzbaum, Mrs. Eda Miller and Mrs. Callie Leitzel, all of Hutchinson, Kans.), and one brother (J. R. Burkholder, Whittemore, Mich.). The funeral was held Oct. 6 in charge of Alvin Kauffman at the Crystal Springs Church. Burial in the church cemetery.

Eigsti, Frances, daughter of the late Samuel and Leah Zook, was born July 25, 1901, at Belleville, Pa.; passed away Sept. 7, 1957; aged 56 y. 1m. 13 d. Death came after an earlier stroke had left her partly disabled for more than a year. On June 7, 1931, she was united in marriage to Vernon Eigsti. He and one daughter, Phyllis, who resides at home, survive her. Also surviving are 2 brothers (Orie, Goshen, Ind., and Samuel, West Liberty, Ohio), and 3 sisters (Marian and Mabel-Mrs. Holley Hoke, both of West Liberty, Ohio; Sarah-Mrs. Luke Harshberger, Springfield, Ohio). Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at the Yoder Funeral Home, in charge of John H. Mosemann. Interment in the Violet Cemetery.

Fazenbaker, Cleveland, was born in Garrett Co., Md., Feb. 7, 1886; passed away in the Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital, Sept. 21, 1957; aged 71 y. 7m. 14 d. He is survived by his wife, Cora, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters, and 2 brothers. He was formerly a member of the Glade Mennonite Church near Accident, Md., and at the time of his death was a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Addison, Pa., Sept. 24, in charge of Paul M. Roth and Lynn Hepler. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Hertzler, Owen A., son of Daniel and the late Ella (Zimmerman) Hertzler, was born July 2, 1899, in York Co., Pa.; passed away at his home near Mechanicsburg, Pa., Sept. 4, 1957, following a few months of illness caused by multiple myeloma; aged 58 y. 2 m. 2 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and became a member of the Slate Hill Mennonite Church, Mechanicsburg, Pa. On Feb. 20, 1944, he was ordained to the office of deacon for that place. He was united in marriage on Jan. 13, 1921, to Alta R. Burkhart, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Elma-Mrs. Moses Ebersole, Middletown, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Harold Longenecker, Sanford, Ala.; Emma Jean, Mrs. Norman Zimmerman, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Verna and Janet, at home), 4 sons (Jason, Norman, and Melvin, all of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Maurice, Tobelo, Halmahera, Indonesia), 2 sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held Sept. 8, in the Slate Hill Church in charge of William Strong and Chester Martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Litwiller, Cecil Byron, son of Chancy and Elsie (Egli) Litwiller, was born at Genesee, Ill., Sept. 1, 1948; passed away at the hospital in Washington, Iowa, Oct. 7, 1957; aged 9 y. 1 m. 6 d. His death was due to a tractor-wagon accident. Surviving besides his parents, are 2 brothers (Francis and Keith), his paternal grandmother (Mrs. Simon Litwiller, Hopedale, Ill.), and his maternal grandfather (C. B. Egli, Manson, Iowa). Cecil had a great interest in Sunday school, and in things pertaining to God and Jesus. He often asked the question, "Do those people know about Jesus? Why doesn't someone tell them?" Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, in charge of J. John J. Miller and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber. Burial in East Union Cemetery.

Martin, Don Nelson, infant son of Nelson and Naomi (Kuhns) Martin, Greencastle, Pa., was born at Waynesboro, Pa., Sept. 8, 1957; passed away Sept. 10, 1957. Surviving are his parents, a brother (Arvid), and 3 sisters (Yvonne, Twila, and Freda), all at home; and his grandparents (Mrs. Samuel Ebersole, Chambersburg, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. David Martin, Greencastle, Pa.). Graveside services were held on Sept 13, at the Cedar Grove Church Cemetery in charge of Abram Baer and John Grove.

Miller, Sarah Weirich, daughter of Jacob and Sally (Eash) Weirich, was born June 26, 1864, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died at the home of her daughter (Barbara-Mrs. Moses D. Yoder) Sept. 23, 1957; aged 93 y. 2m. 27 d. She was untied in marriage to Theophilus L. Miller, Jan. 10, 1897, in Greene Co., Ark. In early life she became a member of the Shore Mennonite Church and at the time of her death was a faithful member of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind. Surviving are her 2 daughters (Rebecca-Mrs. Ben Weaver and Barbara-Mrs. Moses Yoder, both of Elkhart, Ind.), 2 sons (Jacob, Millersburg, Ind.; and William, Rushing, Ark.), 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in 1944. Funeral services were held at the Prairie St. Church Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 25 in charge of Percy Miller. Burial at the Prairie St. Cemetery.

Musselman, Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jacob M. and Annie (Meyers) Leatherman, was born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Oct. 19, 1883; passed away at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., April 28, 1957; aged 73 y. 7 m. 9 d. She died after a lingering illness of three years. On Jan. 2, 1909, she was united in marriage to Edward G. Musselman. To this union were born 2 sons and one daughter. Her husband and 2 sons preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughter (Anna Musselman, Almond, Pa.), and a number of other relatives. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Deep Run Mennonite Church, where she remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Church May 1, in charge of Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Oswald, Peter J., son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Rupp ) Oswald, was born on July 15, 1886, at Minier, Ill.; passed away suddenly on Sept. 14, 1957; aged 71 y.1m. 29 d. He became a member of the Mennonite Church in Beemer, Nebr., at a very young age. On Jan. 10, 1910, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Schweitzer at Beaver Crossing, Nebr. They made their home and reared their family at Beemer. He is survived by his wife, Mary, 7 daughters (Mrs. Ben F. Roth, Wheatland, N. Dak.; Gertrude Oswald, Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Ruth Nafziger, Morton, Ill.; Mrs. Harry Wilson, Stanford, Ill.; Mrs. Don Christiansen, Macomb, Ill.; Mrs. Charles Halder, Jr., Aurora, Ill.; and Mrs. Leslie Coggins, Hopedale, Ill.), 3 sons (Donald Oswald, Tremont, Ill.; Jacob Oswald, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; Menno Oswald, Milford, Nebr.; and John Oswald, Lincoln, Nebr.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. P. H. Stutzman, Lincoln, Nebr.; Anna Oswald, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; and Mrs. Claude Vance, Griswold, Iowa). He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, 2 sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held Sept. 16, at the Hopedale Church in charge of Ben Springer and Ivan Kauffmann. Burial in the church cemetery.

Rush, M. Allen, son of the late William and Anna (Meyers) Rush, was born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Sept. 26, 1873; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., June 8, 1957; aged 83 y. 8m. 12 d. He had been in failing health for about five years. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth G. Leatherman on Nov. 10, 1900. To this union were born 3 sons and one daughter. One son preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, Souderton, Pa.; 2 sons (Alvin L., Perkasise, Pa.; Paul L., Dublin, Pa.), one daughter (Sarah, H. M. M. M. Hospital, Nazareth, Ethiopia), 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one brother (William, Dublin, Pa.). He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa. The funeral was held at Deep Run Church, June 12, in charge of Abram Yothers and Richard Detweiler. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Schaeffer, Clarissa, daughter of Christian and Sarah (Harmon) Lesher, was born in Beaver Twp;., Ohio, Nov. 9, 1875; passed away Oct. 7, 1957; aged 81 y. 10 m. 28 d. She died at her home in Columbiana, Ohio, of a heart ailment after an illness of one day. On December 11, 1894, she was married to Henry A. Schaeffer, who preceded her in death, in July, 1948. She was a faithful member of the Midway Mennonite Church until death. The day before her death she attended church and partook of the communion. Surviving are 2 sons (Penrose H. and Homer E., both of Columbiana), one daughter (Sarah-Mrs. Harvey Brubaker, Leetonia, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. Viola Forney, Columbiana, and Mrs. Clark Calvin, of Canfield, Ohio), one brother (Clarence Lesher, Salem, Ohio), 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church in charge of Paul Yoder and Ernest Martin Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Stutzman, Harold, son of Ivan and Katie Stutzman, was born in Wood River, Nebr., Jan. 5, 1914; passed away at his home near Brownsville, Oreg., Sept. 22, 1957, of a heart condition; aged 43 y. 8m. 17d. On Sept. 27, 1934, he was united in marriage to Lydia Rediger. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour in his youth. Surviving are his wife, Lydia, 2 sons (Verle and Mervin, both of Brownsville), his mother (Mrs. Katie Stutzman, Lebanon, Oreg.), one brother (Roman, Kansas City, Mo.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Harry Gerig and Mrs. Leo Nofziger, both of Lebanon, Oreg.). He was preceded in death by his father in 1954. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church Sept. 25, in charge of Verle Nofziger and Henry Gerig. Burial in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Trimble, Darvin C., was born in Flemington, W. Va., Aug. 10, 1900; passed away in the Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital, Oct. 7, 1957; aged 57 y. 1m. 28 d. In addition to his wife, Lillie Mae, he is survived by his father (Van Dorn Trimble), one daughter (Charlotte-Mrs. B. K. Bonvenuto), one grandson and 3 brothers (Francis of Philippi, W. Va.; Hobart of Broadway, Va.; and Robert, of Bridgeport, W. Va.). He was a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 11 in charge of Paul M. Roth. Burial in the Greendale Cemetery.

Yoder, Sade, daughter of C. B. and Catherine (Stoltzfus) Neuhauser, was born June 20, 1861, in Gap, Pa.; died Oct. 10, 1957; aged 96 y. 3m. 20 d. She passed away quietly after breakfast while sitting in her chair. She joined the Mennonite Church in Concord, Tenn., when she was young and was a faithful member all her life. At the time of her death she was a member of the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church. In 1885, she married John A. Yoder. She is survived by one sister, Tina (Mrs. I. W. Royer now living in California), 2 children, (Nellie, with whom she made her home in Wooster, Ohio; and Roy N., of Torrance, Calif.), 9 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1939, a daughter (Mrs. Charles Shank), in 1929, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and 2 grandchildren. Sister Yoder was always actively interested in the work of the church. She taught in the Sunday school for many years. For the past fifteen years, up to within a year of her death. She sewed quilt patches in her home for the relief work of the church. She attended her last communion service at the church at the age of 95. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 12, in charge of Virgil Gerig, and Gerald Studer. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


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