Gospel Herald - Vol LIII- Number 30 - August 2, 1960, page 678
Bear, Benjamin G., son of Benjamin E. and Alice (Groff) Bear, was born June 18, 1886, at Rohrerstown, Pa.; died at St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., after a brief illness, June 25, 1960; aged 74 y. 7 d. He was the last of his immediate family. He was married Nov. 28, 1907, to Katie L. Huber, who survives. Also surviving are a son (Benjamin H., East Petersburg) and one grandchild (Patsy Ann--Mrs. Harold Groff). He was a member of the Rohrerstown Church, where funeral services were held June 28, in charge of Paul Gochnauer and Herbert Fisher.
Bender, Lewis, son of William C. and Rebecca (Kauffman) Bender, was born Jan. 23, 1891, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died of cancer June 29, 1960, at the Washington (Iowa) Hospital; aged 69 y. 5 m. 6 d. On Sept. 5, 1916, he was married to Barbara Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and 3 sons (Nina--Mrs. Vernon Bontrager, Clarence, Mary--Mrs. Lloyd Miller, Vera, Paul, Daniel, and Gladys--Mrs. Robert Fisher), 2 brothers (Harvey and Leroy), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Sinclair and Addie--Mrs. Jim Cotsones), and 19 grandchildren. He was a member of the East Union Church, where funeral services were held July 2, in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber and J. John J. Miller, assisted by D. J. Fisher and John Y. Swartzendruber.
Bumbaugh, Viola Wagaman, was born Nov. 22, 1890, in Franklin Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack July 5, 1960, at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital; aged 69 y. 7 m. 13 d. She was married to James Bumbaugh, who died in 1945. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons (Minnie, at home; James, Fayetteville; Mrs. Roy Rock, Mrs. David Bumbaugh, and Paul, all of Pond Bank, Pa.), and one brother (Bruce, Pond Bank). One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pond Bank Church, where funeral services were held July 7 in charge of Harvey E. Shank, assisted by John Ritchie and Marlin Lehman; interment in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Detweiler, Baby Boy, infant son of Merrill and Thelma (Jamison) Detweiler, was born June 30, 1960, at the Lancaster (Pa.) Hospital, where he died July 1, 1960; aged one day. Surviving are his parents, grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Jamison, Creamery Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Detweiler, Sellersville, Pa.), and great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jamison, Drexel Hill, Pa.). Funeral services were held July 4 at the Rockhill Cemetery, in charge of Maurice W. Landis.
Eshbaugh, Bertie Elizabeth, daughter of Wm. and Mary A. Wilt, was born Feb. 3, 1902; died April 8, 1960, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.; aged 58 y. 2 m. 5 d. She was married to Elmer Eshbaugh. Surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (William, Alexandria, Va.; Charles, Mrs. Guy Price, and Mrs. Rex Rummer, Youngstown, Ohio; and Mrs. Robert Price, Oldtown, Md.), 17 grandchildren, one brother and one sister (Luke, Swanton, Md.; and Mrs. Jesse Broadwater, Barton, Md.). She was a member of the Deep Run Church. Funeral services were held at Book's Funeral Home, in charge of Vernon A. Yoder and Roy Kinsinger; interment in Gaster Cemetery.
Hartman, Barbara Elaine, stillborn daughter of J. Lowell and Doris (Miller) Hartman, was born July 7, 1960, at the Elkhart (Ind.) Hospital. Surviving are the parents, one sister and one brother (Sandra and Jimmy), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ted Miller, and Mr. and Mrs. John Hartman). Funeral services were held July 8 at the Olive Church, in charge of Elno W. Steiner.
Leatherman, Sallie G., daughter of Jacob and Hannah (George) Detweiler, was born March 15, 1878, in Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died July 2, 1960, at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa.; aged 82 y. 3 m. 16 d. She was married at Blooming Glen, Pa., in 1938 to Jacob S. Leatherman, who died in 1944. Surviving are the following stepchildren (Quintus, Highgate, London, England; Mrs. Walter Shull, Danboro, Pa.; Orpha and Allen, both of Quakertown, Pa.; and Walter, Lancaster, Pa.), 9 stepgrandchildren, and 6 step-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held July 6, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.
Lichty, Rachel, daughter of George and Magdalene (Snider) Shoemaker, was born Oct. 21,1873, in Woolwich Twp., Ont.; died July 12, 1960, at Floradale, Ont.; aged 86 y. 8 m. 21 d. In 1898 she was married to Noah Lichty, who died in July, 1945. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Isaac, Israel, and Clayton, Floradale, Ont.; Kathy--Mrs. Roy Hartzler, Goshen, Ind.; and Emmeline--Mrs. Herb Kritz, Kitchener), 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister (Katy--Mrs. Dilman Brubacher, St. Jacobs, Ont.). She was a member of the Floradale Church, where funeral services were held July 15, in charge of Rufus Jutzi; interment in North Woolrich Cemetery.
Sommer, George I., son of John and Anna (Smith) Sommer, was born March 5, 1865, at Metamora, Ill.; died of a heart condition July 12, 1960, at Metamora; aged 95 y. 4 m. 7 d. He was married on June 27, 1895, and his wife preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1943. Surviving are 5 children (Albert J., Washington, Ill.; David C., Wooster, Ohio; Joseph B., Peoria, Ill.; Mary Ann and Emma, Metamora), 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Bena Darr, Eureka, Ill.), and one brother (Joseph D., Metamora). Five sisters and 5 brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Metamora Church, where funeral services were held July 15, in charge of Roy Bucher.
Sommers, Brian Eugene, son of Elson and Verna (Yoder) Sommers, was born April 11, 1960, at Elkhart, Ind.; died, following heart surgery, July 8, 1960, at the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.; aged 2 m. 27 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Sommers, Kokomo, Ind.; and Mr. and Mrs. Tobias J. Yoder, Bremen, Ind.). Funeral services were held July 10 at the North Main Street Church, in charge of G. Maurice Long and Homer F. North; interment in South Union Cemetery.
Troyer, David, son of Noah D. and Elizabeth (Bontrager)
Troyer, was born April 6, 1874, near Nappanee, Ind.; died, after
a lengthy illness, July 10, 1960, at Attica, Kans.; aged 86 y.
3 m. 4 d. He was married on Dec. 10, 1908, to Katie Reber, who
survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (LaVern,
Rago, Kans.; Virgil and David, Hutchinson, Kans.; and Velma--
Mrs. Virgil Schmidt, Hesston, Kans.), 21 grandchildren, one brother
and 2 sisters (Noah, Glen Carbon, Ill.; Maude--Mrs. Harry Griffin
and Mrs. Mamie Cummins, Mio, Mich.; and Mrs. Mahala Boyts, Crystal
Spring, (sic) Kans.). He was a member of the Crystal Springs Church,
where funeral services were held July 13, in charge of Alvin Kauffman
and M. A. Yoder.
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Albrecht, Rachel, daughter of Daniel and Susanna (Gascho) Streicher, was born Nov. 17, 1888, at Wellesley, Ont.; died April 9, 1960, at the Mercy Hospital, Watertown, N.Y.; aged 71 y. 4 m. 23 d. In December, 1907, she was married to Herbert Peebles, at Lowville, N.Y. He died in May, 16, 1918. In June, 1929, she was married to Daniel Albrecht, at Akron, N.Y. He died May 16, 1951. Surviving are 2 sons (Daniel Peebles, Lancaster, N.Y.; and Elmer Peebles, Alden, N.Y.), 6 grandchildren, 2 stepsons, and 3 stepdaughters. For the past 8 years she made her home with her niece, Mrs. Elmer Roggie, Ellisburg, N.Y. She was a member of the Woodville Church, where funeral services were held April 12, in charge of Andrew Gingerich and Donald Jantzi.
Breneman, Christian B., Elida, Ohio was born Jan. 30, 1888; passed away at the Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio, July 11, 1960; aged 72 y. 5 m. 11 d. On April 20, 1911, he was married to Rose E. Berry, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Clark and Charles, Elida, Ohio), 7 daughters (Lois--Mrs. Richard Ashton, Lima; Edna--Mrs. Vernon Swartz, Delphos; Mary--Mrs. Wilbert Smucker, West Liberty, Ohio; Eunice-- Mrs. Bruce Rumble, Scott, Ohio; Helen--Mrs. Herman Parent and Ann--Mrs. John Meier, Lima), 28 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Alvin M., Elida; and George A., Delaware), and 2 sisters (Ruth--Mrs. Glen Yoder, Orrville, Ohio; and Naomi--Mrs. Henry Ross, Columbiana, Ohio). He was member of the Central Church, Elida, where funeral services were held, in charge of Ivan Weaver, Menno Troyer, and Andrew Brenneman; interment in Salem Cemetery.
Horridge, Bertha, daughter of James and Anna (Barkow) Horridge, was born Oct. 20, 1894, at Elkhart, Ind.; died July 4, 1960, at Westfield, Ind.; aged 65 y. 8 m. 14 d. Surviving is one sister (Mrs. Jacob H. shoemaker, Osceola, Ind.). One sister preceded her in death two weeks earlier. Funeral services were held July 6 at the Wally Funeral Home, with G. Maurice Long officiating; interment in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Kauffman, Erma Mae, daughter of Joseph and Lucretia (Swartzendruber) Keim, was born Oct. 17, 1912, at Pigeon, Mich.; died of acute leukemia and pneumonia, July 17, 1960, at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Ind.; aged 47 y. 9 m. On May 5, 1935, she was married to Orie Kauffman, who survives. She served in her capacity as the wife of a bishop both at the Vassar Mennonite Mission and at the Riverview C.M. congregation since August, 1954. Surviving also are 5 children (Kenneth Wayne, Lois Marie, Joseph Lloyd, Ruth Ann, and Paul Leland) and 5 brothers and 4 sisters (Mary--Mrs. Elmer Ropp, George, Dorothy, Abe, Katie--Mrs. Jess Schrock, Noah, Jonas, Lena--Mrs. George Swartzendruber, and Alvin). Funeral services were held in the Brunk Revival Tent near Middlebury, Ind., July 20, with Earl I. Maust and George R. Brunk in charge; interment in Miller Cemetery.
Kolb, Phoebe M., daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Mumaw, was born in 1873, at Elkhart, Ind.; died, after a brief illness, July 16, 1960, at Galt, Ont.; aged 87 y. On Jan 1, 1899, she was married to Aaron C. Kolb, who died in 1937. Surviving is on daughter (Elmeda--Mrs. Clayton Weber). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of C. F. Derstine and Edgar Metzler.
Lain, Bessie Viola, daughter of Brooks and Mattie (McDaniel) Woodyard, was born Jan. 18, 1885, at Victor, Mo.; died July 16, 1960, at the Levering Hospital, Hannibal, Mo.; aged 75 y. 5 m. 28 d. In 1900 she was married to Edward Francis, who died in 1904. In 1910 she was married to Clardin F. Lain, who died in 1931. Nine children preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters and 3 sons (Mrs. Charles C. Lane, Mrs. Robert Bartlett, Edgar, Homer, and Paul), 33 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Dora Huntly, Granite City, Ill.), and one brother (Randolph, East St. Louis, Ill.). She was a member of the Lyon Street Church. Funeral services were held at the O'Donnell Funeral Home July 18, in charge of Daniel Kauffman; interment in Mr. Olivet Cemetery.
Richer, Raymond P., son of Henry H. and Mary (Aeschliman) Richer, was born in Allen Co., Ind., Feb. 16, 1913; died as a result of an accident while working at the Anderson Grain Co., Maumee, Ohio, June 27, 1960; aged 47 y. 4 m. 11 d. In 1937, he was married to Mae Wyse, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Roger), his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richer, Wauseon, Ohio), 2 brothers (Walter and Willard, Wauseon), and one sister (Florence-- Mrs. Kenneth Aeschliman, Archbold). One brother preceded him in death. In 1945, he was elected superintendent of the mission work started near Holland, Ohio, and ordained as pastor in 1950. In 1957, he with his family moved to Holland to be nearer his field of ministry. At this time he transferred his membership from the West Clinton congregation to become one of the charter members of the present Springfield Chapel Mennonite Church. He was also a gifted singer and leader of congregational singing, and loved to sing the gospel message. Services were held on Thursday morning, June 30, at the Springfield Chapel, in charge of Olen Nofziger and Elden Merillat, and in the afternoon at the Central Church, Archbold, Ohio, in charge of E. B. Frey and Dan Sommers; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Schultz, Doris Jean, daughter of Joe and Nellie (Selzer) Schultz, was born near Protection, Kans., Oct. 17, 1944; died at her home in Phoenix, Ariz., July 6, 1960, of mucoviscidosis; aged 15 y. 8 m. 17 d. She had never been well physically, and the family moved to Arizona in 1952 in hopes of giving her relief. During the last weeks of her life, she very carefully completed an oil painting, which showed above average ability. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Don), her Selzer grandparents, and her Grandfather Schultz. One brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Sunnyslope Church. Funeral services were held July 10 at the Protection Church, in charge of Sanford Oyer.
Short, Magdalene, daughter of Joseph and Magdalene Nafziger, was born Nov. 18, 1878, in Fulton Co., Ohio; died of a cerebral hemorrhage, July 11, 1960, at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital; aged 81 y. 7 m. 23 d. She was married on March 7, 1907, to George Short, who died June 25, 1946. Surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Walter, Wauseon, Ohio; Myron, Goshen, Ind.; Lloyd, Midland Mich.; and Dora --Mrs. Monroe Wyse, Harrisonburg, Va.), 11 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Anna Rupp, Archbold), and one brother (Aaron, Huntertown, Ind.). She was a member of the West Clinton Church. Funeral services were held at the North Clinton Church, July 14, in charge of Edward Frey, Olen Nofziger, Dan Sommers, and Vincent Rupp; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Shrock, Raymond Loren, son of Henry and Mary Ann (Miller) Shrock, was born July 16, 1941, at North Canton, Ohio; died in a pickup truck accident, April 27, 1960; aged 18 y. 9 m. 11 d. Surviving are his parents, his fiancee (Martha Weaver), 3 brothers (Melvin, North Canton, Ohio; Noah, Hartville; Martha--Mrs. Jonathan Beachy, Emma--Mrs. Vernon Beachy, North Canton, Ohio, and a grandfather (David D. Miller, Middlefield, Ohio). He was a member of the Hartville Church, where funeral services were held April 30, in charge of Lester A. Wyse.
Speran, Abram, son of Jacob and Clarenda Heishman) Speran, was born April 15, 1877; died at the Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., July 15, 1960; aged 83 y. 3 m. In 1901 he was married to Nannie Laura Beard, who died Dec. 11 1952. Surviving are 6 children (Russell, St. Clora, Fla.; J. Clark, Portsmouth, Va.; Dewitt, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Howard, Everett, Pa.; Mrs. Edna beam, Walnut bottom, Pa.; and Mrs. Ruby Fries, Manassas, Va.). 18 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held July 18 at the Salem Church, Needmore, W. Va., conducted by S. A. Shank.
Widmer, Christian G., son of Benjamin and Catherine (Graber) Widmer, was born in Granzack, Germany, June 21, 1873; died at his home, Wayland, Iowa, July 16, 1960; aged 87 y. 25 d. He came to America at the age of 21, but returned to Germany to marry Elizabeth Rediger on Feb. 14, 1903, after which he brought his bride to America. He accepted Christ as his Saviour while still in Europe and was a life- long member of the Mennonite Church. Two infant sons, 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, 4 daughters and 5 sons (Katie--Mrs. Clarence C. Roth, Esther, Mary--Mrs. Raymond Wenger, Frieda--Mrs. Edwin Freyenberger, Henry, and Dr. J. Glenn, all of the Wayland, Iowa, community; Paul, Washington, Iowa; Dr. Reuben B., Winfield, Iowa; and Daniel D., Albany, Oreg.), 36 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Anna Alvine, Long Beach, Calif.). Funeral services were held July 18, conducted by Simon Gingerich and Vernon Gerig.
Yoder, Emma Belle, daughter of David K. and Nancy (Yoder) Hartzler, was born Oct. 18, 1882, near Urbana, Ohio; died July 19, 1960, at the Logan County Home, Bellefontaine, Ohio; aged 77 y. 9 m. 1 d. On Feb. 4, 1904, she was married to John K. Yoder, who died in 1943. Surviving are one daughter (Lucetta--Mrs. Harold Esh), 4 brothers (Thomas K., Worthington, Ohio; C. Arthur, West Liberty; Rufus R., Colorado; and B. Frank, Arizona), and one half brother (Amos C., South Charleston, Ohio). One sister and one half sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held on July 21, in charge of Nelson Kanagy.
Zehr, Peter R., son of Joseph and Mary (Reschley) Zehr, was born March 3, 1874, Tavistock, Ont.; died, after a brief illness, June 20, 1960, at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Albany, Oreg.; aged 86 y. 3 m. 17 d. On Sept. 15, 1898, he was married to Katherine Jantzi, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters and 3 sons (Eda--Mrs. Orie M. Conrad, Tangent; Milton, Albany; Mary--Mrs. Lloyd Lind, Salem; Oliver, Lebanon; Viola--Mrs. Hugh King, West Liberty, Ohio; and Ray, Albany, Oreg.), 36 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, one half brother (Emory Zehr, Kitchener, Ont.), and 2 half sisters (Clara Brenneman, Kitchener; and Elvera Swartzentruber, Stratford, Ont.). He was a member of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held June 23, with N. M. Birky, N. A. Lind, and Roy D. Roth officiating; interment in Riverside Cemetery.
Amick, Alva, daughter of Cyrus and Anna (Wenger) Eby, was born Jan. 8, 1889, in St. Joseph Co., Ind.; died June 23, 1960, at the Elkhart (Ind.) Hospital: aged 71 y, 5 m, 15 d. On July 20, 1911, she was married to C. L. Amick, M.D., who died April 5, 1959. Surviving are one daughter (Alice--Mrs. Robert Shoemaker, Indianapolis, Ind.), one grandson, one brother (Elmer, Wakarusa), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Alice Schrock, Mrs. Emma Parrett, and Mrs. Agnes Sawyer, all of Mishawaka, Ind.). She was a member of the Holdeman Church. Funeral services were held June 25 at the Olive Church, with Simon G. Gingerich, D. A. Yoder, and Arthur Friesen officiating.
Bixler, Anna Jane, daughter of John and Barbara (Huber) Bixler, was born Nov. 29, 1879, at Winesburg, Ohio; died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lloyd Hershberger, Wakarusa, Ind., July 3, 1960; aged 80 y. 7 m. 4 d. She took a course in practical nursing from the Jefferson Park Hospital, Chicago, and served as a nurse for many years, until, in 1940, her mother became ill and she took care of her. For many years she suffered from arthritis. During this time she made a home for her brother, Fred, on the Bixler farm home. Surviving are her sister (Matilda--Mrs. Lloyd Hershberger) and her brother (Fred), both of Wakarusa. Two brothers preceded her in death. In 1899, when the first sessions of Mennonite General Conference were held at the Holdeman Church, she helped to serve the meals. She was a member of the Holdeman Church. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, July 5, with Clarence Shank and Simon G. Gingerich officiating.
Burkholder, Mary G., daughter of John E. and Anna (Good) Horst, was born Jan. 20, 1873, at Maugansville, Md.; died, after a lengthy illness, June 24, 1960; aged 87 y. 5 m. 4 d. On Dec. 7, 1897, she was married to Henry S. Burkholder, who died March 18, 1930. He had served as deacon at the Miller Church. One daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Edgar H., Norman H., and John Eber, Hagerstown; Ada--Mrs. Earl Strite, Chambersburg, Pa.; Edith and Bertha, Maugansville), 2 sisters (Mrs. Annie Strite, Leitersburg; and Fannie Horst, Maugansville). She was a member of the Miller Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Stanley Martin, Moses Horst, Samuel Martin, and Irvin Shank.
Emmert, Ralph Louis, son of Benjamin and Anna (Schrag) Emmert, was born March 8, 1912, at Hubbard, Oreg.; died May 10, 1960, at Ukiah, Oreg., as the result of an accident while adjusting a load of heavy equipment; aged 48 y. 2 m. 2 d. He was a resident of sweet Home, Oregon., since 1939. On Oct. 10, 1931, he was married to Mary V. Casebeer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Ralph Loren, Sandra Kay, and Stanley Keith, all of Sweet Home, Oreg.), 2 grandsons, his aged mother, and 5 brothers (Jess, Floyd, Ivan, and George, Sweet Home; and Albert, Molalla, Oreg.). He was a member of the Sweet Home Community Chapel. Final services were held in the Assemblies of God Church (to accommodate the large crowd), May 14, in charge of Archie Kauffman; burial in Gilliland Cemetery near Sweet Home.
Gingerich, Barbara, daughter of Menno and Catherine (Meyer) Gascho, was born Jan. 27, 1895, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died of chronic colitis at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., May 21, 1960; aged 65 y. 3 m. 24 d. She was married on Jan. 31, 1918, to Peter Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Kenneth, Raymond, Willard, and Richard), 4 daughters (Ruby--Mrs. Walter Hammer, Leona--Mrs. Walter Steinman, Miriam--Mrs. Carl Oesch, and Elaine--Mrs. Neal Brennan), all of Baden, one brother (Simeon, New Hamburg), one sister (Susan--Mrs. John Zehr, Newfane, N.Y.), and 18 grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Steinman Church, where funeral services were held May 24, in charge of Orland Gingerich, Elmer Swartzendruber, and Paul Erb.
Gingerich, Sarah, daughter of Joe and Saloma (Knepp) Graber, was born Jan. 13, 1900, in Daviess Co., Ind.; died July 22, 1960, of cancer; aged 60 y. 6 m. 9 d. On July 14, 1918, she was married to Noah Gingerich who died Aug. 19, 1941. Surviving are 3 sons (Raymond and Jacob, Goshen, Ind.; and Elmer, Bristol), 4 daughters (Beulah--Mrs. Daniel Cross, Millersburg; Elnora--Mrs. Albert Miller, Jr., and Esther --Mrs. Alvin Stutzman, Goshen; and Dorothy-- Mrs. Orlo J. Fisher, Corpus Christi, Texas), 8 brothers (Levi, Dan, Albert, John, Pete, Henry, Will, and Amos), 4 sisters (Amanda Helmuth, Anna--Mrs. William Schweitert, Lizzie--Mrs. Levi D. Bontrager, and Lucy--Mrs.. Mose D. Bontrager), and 29 grandchildren. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church, Goshen, where funeral services were held July 15, in charge of Clarence Yoder and Menno Schrock; burial in Miller Cemetery.
Harnish, George K., son of Martin and Mary (Kendig) Harnish, was born April 21, 1887, in Strasburg Twp., Pa.; died on his 73rd birthday, April 21, 1960, at West Willow, Pa. He was married Dec. 2, 1909, to Emma Keener, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Mabel --Mrs. Arthur S. Huber, Doylestown; Amos K., Lancaster; Roy K., Strasburg; Mary--Mrs. J. Robert Eshleman, Manheim; John K., Oxford; Dorothy--Mrs. Earl Meck, Manheim; and Paul K., Washington Boro), 4 sisters and one brother (Barbara, Lizzie--Mrs. Noah Byers, Mary, and Mrs. Sabina Stoner, all of Strasburg; and Martin, Quarryville). One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the New Providence church, where funeral services were held April 24, in charge of Clyde Hostetter and Clayton Keener.
Hernley, Daisy C., daughter of Marshall and Lillian (Gilliland) Cutrell, was born Oct. 28, 1889, at Davenport, Nebr.; died July 25, 1960, at her home in Scottdale, Pa.; aged 70 y. 8 m. 27 d. On Aug. 11, 1911, she was married to Henry R. Hernley, who survives. Both she and her husband were employed at the Mennonite Publishing House at the time of their marriage, and for many years following. Also surviving are 6 children (Mary Lillian--Mrs. Calvin a. Long, Euclid, Ohio; H. Ralph, Scottdale; Nancy --Mrs. Paul L. Conrad, Dhamtari, India; Ferne-- Mrs. Paul Savanick, Scottdale; Catherine--Cleveland, Ohio; and Martha--Mrs. Charles E. Heath, Cleveland Heights, Ohio), 11 grandchildren, one brother (George W., Denver, Colo.), and one sister (Mrs. Mary Maust, Scottdale). During the winters after their retirement from the Publishing House in 1950, they lived in Pinecraft, Sarasota, Fla. She was a member of the Scottdale Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held July 27, with A. J. Metzler and Paul Erb officiating. A fund contributed by friends and relatives in lieu of flowers will be used for mission work in Dhamtari, India.
Hershberger, Jay Mark, son of Mose M. and Mary Ann (Miller Hershberger, was born Jan. 18, 1959, at Millersburg, Ohio; died of head injuries received in a car accident, July 26, 1960; aged 1 y. 6 m. 8 d. In addition to his parents, he leaves 3 brothers (Ervin, Marvin, and Dennis), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Noah J. B. Miller, Millersburg; and Mr. and Mrs. Manasses Hershberger, Apple Creek), and one great- grandmother. Funeral services were held July 28, at the Grey Ridge Church, Millersburg, in charge of Aden Yoder and Homer Kandel.
Miller, William C., son of Christian J. and Nancy Miller, was born Dec. 31, 1893, at Arthur, Ill.; died April 30, 1960, at Goshen, (Ind.) General Hospital; aged 66 y,. 3 m. 29 d. On Oct. 28, 1919, he was married to Mary Ann Mast, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 daughters (Alta--Mrs. Harry Berger, Renfrew, Pa.; Mrs. Celestia Lambright, Los Angeles, Calif.; Cora--Mrs. Joe Graber, White Pigeon, Mich.; Mary Ann--Mrs. Levi Schrock, Jr., and Elsie-- Mrs. Richard Beall, Goshen), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, and 3 sisters. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove C.M. Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Orie Kauffman and Clarence Yoder; interment in Clinton Brick Cemetery.
Oberholtzer, William M., was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 21, 1891; died July 18, 1960, after a long illness, at Ephrata, Pa.; aged 69 y. 5 m. 27 d. He was married to Emma Fox, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Elsie-- Mrs. Charles B. Horning, Annville; and Anna Mary, at home and 4 grandchildren. He was a member of the Martindale Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Mahlon Witmer, Raymond Horning, J. Paul Graybill, and John Burkholder.
Ogburn, Lydia Ann, daughter of John J. and Martha (Zook) Kauffman, was born at West Liberty, Ohio; died at the age of 78 at the Warner Hospital, following a heart attack, June 30, 1960. Surviving are her husband, Amos C. Ogburn, Gettysburg, Pa.; to whom she was married in 1902, 10 children (Ira, Aspers, Pa.; Ray and Levi, Bladensburg, Md.; Mrs. Elvan Merrill, Greenbackville, Va.; Forrest, New Oxford, Pa.; Mrs. G. L. Hartman, Aspers; Mrs. Walter Collins, Masontown, Pa.; Walter, Guernsey, Pa.; John, Bladensburg, Md.; and Earl, Hyattsville, Md.), 36 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Fannie Morningstar, Goshen, Ind.), and a brother (Alpha, Sheldon, Wis.). A daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mummasburg Church, where funeral services were held July 3, with Richard Danner, Amos Myer, and Roy Geigley officiating.
Bereman, Dr. J. Worling, son of Augustus and Elizabeth (Thomas) Bereman, was born Nov. 13, 1875, at Geneseo, Ill.; died at his home in Climax Springs, Mo., June 23, 1960; aged 84 y. 7 m. 10 d. He attended the Kirksville Osteopathic School, graduating in 1906. In June 1906, he was married to Rose Maye Amlong, who died in 1936. They had one son, Edwin, now of Wichita, Kans. In 1943, he was married at Kansas City, Kans., to Edith Ebersole, who survives. Surviving besides his wife and son, are one grandson and a brother (Harry C.). He was baptized in the Christian Church when a young man. Services were held at the Climax Springs Presbyterian Church on June 26, with the church pastor in charge; burial at Queen City, Mo.
Beyer, Susan K., daughter of Harrison K. and Anna (Kulp) Benner, was born Jan. 14, 1912, at Graterford, Pa.; died of carcinoma, Aug. 3, 1960, at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 48 y. 6 m. 19 d. On June 4, 1936, she was married to Lloyd Beyer, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children (Rhoda--Mrs. Lester Rittenhouse, Lois--Mrs. Robert Rohr, David, Luke, James, Ruth, Anna, Ada, Mary, Susan, Bernice, and Aaron, the last nine at home), her parents and one sister (Orpha--Mrs. Clayton Stauffer, Phoenixville). She was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held, with Harold Zehr and J. A. Heiser officiating.
Cender, Christian, oldest son of Joseph and Mary (Rouvenac) Cender, was born near Roanoke, Ill., Feb. 21, 1873; died at the Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton, Ill., July 23, 1960; aged 87 y. 5 m. 2 d. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Lena Birkey, Fisher, Ill.; and Mrs. Mary Hieser, Foosland, Ill.). He was a member of the East Bend Church, where services were held, with Harold Zehr and J. A. Heiser officiating.
Frey, Edna M., daughter of Ben and Catherine (Shrock) Frey, was born April 26, 1884, in Miami Co., Ind.; died, after an extended illness, July 28, 1960, at her home, Kokomo, Ind.; aged 76 y. 3 m. 2 d. Surviving are 3 brothers (Germie, Logansport; Willard, Windfall; and Milton, Indianapolis) and 3 sisters (Sylvia Warfelt, Bunker Hill; Edith Shively, Bremen; and Nellie, with whom she lived). She was a member of the Howard-Miami Church. Funeral services were held at Kokomo, July 31, in charge of A. G. Horner and E. J. Hochstedler; interment in Mast Cemetery.
Merrbach, Christopher, son of the late Henry and Christina (Bowers) Merrbach, was born Aug. 19, 1886, in Frostburg, Md.; died at his home near Grantsville, Md., Aug. 3, 1960; aged 73 y. 11 m. 15 d. He was married Sept. 19, 1915, to Minnie Spiker, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Mrs. Annie Spiker and Mrs. Carrie Leasure, Grantsville, Md.; Mrs. Clara Reynold of Ohio; Christy, Silver Springs, Md.; Floyd, Salisbury, Pa.; David of Indiana; and John of Ohio), 5 brothers and 6 sisters (Mrs. Oscar Valentine, Stoystown, Pa.; Lydia Butler and Lizzie Brown, Salisbury; Otto, Francis, Charles, and Theodore, all of Grantsville; and Godfrey, Salisbury). He was a member of the Mennonite Church and attended at Red Run. Funeral services were in charge of Paul Bender; interment in Merrbach Cemetery.
Nice, Elizabeth M., daughter of Jacob S. and Elizabeth (Moyer) Yoder, was born Feb. 13, 1890, at Souderton, Pa.; died, after a lingering illness. July 17, 1960, at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton; aged 70 y. 5 m. 4 d. On July 11, 1921, she was married to William Nice, who died in 1940. Surviving are one brother and one sister (Enos and Leanna, both of Souderton). Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held July 21, in charge of Jacob M. Moyer and Russell B. Musselman.
Vedenhoupt, Rosie, daughter of James and Rebecca (Christopher) Monroe, was born May 12, 1895, in Pettis Co., Mo.; died of a heart attack, July 30, 1960, at Hannibal, Mo.; aged 65 y. 2 m. 18 d. On Sept. 24, 1910, she was married to Fred Vedenhoupt, who died in July, 1941. Surviving are one daughter (Betty--Mrs. Lee Gandy), 6 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. May Price, Mrs. Frances Adams, and Mrs. Ella Ritter). She was a member of the Lyon Street Church. Funeral services were held at O'Donnell Funeral Home, Aug. 1, in charge of Daniel Kauffman; interment in Hope Cemetery.
Wilkins, Lillian Gay, daughter of Quincy and Hattie (Teets) Bradfield, was born June 8, 1902, at Needmore, W. Va.; died, after a lingering illness, July 3 1960, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 58 y. 24 d. On Nov. 18, 1923 she was married to Andrew Jackson Wilkins, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Catherine Whetzel, Arlington, Va.; and Una Lee--Mrs. Grant Wilkins, Broadway, Va.), 5 grandchildren, one great- grandchild, her mother (Mrs. Hattie Bradfield, Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg), and 2 brothers (Gordon L., Harrisonburg; and Lloyd, Stuarts Draft, Va.). She was a member of the Salem Church, Needmore, W. Va., where funeral services were held July 6, in charge of Terry Rollins, S. A. Shank, and M. C. Showalter.
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Bast, Earl W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Bast, of Kitchener, Ont., was born Feb. 6, 1941; died Aug. 7, 1960, as the result of a motorcycle accident in New York State, where he was working on a farm; aged 19 y. 6 m. 1 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Norman, Robert, and Frank, all at home), 2 sisters (Ruth Ann and Shirley, both at home), and his grandmother (Mrs. Leopoldine Janelle, Kitchener). Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, with C. F. Derstine in charge.
Buerge, Frank, son of John I. and Catharine (Scott) Buerge, was born Sept. 30, 1890, in Jasper Co., Mo.; died at his home near Garden City, Mo., Aug. 2, 1960; aged 69 y. 10 m. 3 d. On Aug. 23, 1913, at Carthage, Mo., he was married to Annie Willan, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Robert and Eugene, Garden City, Mo.; Paul and Orville, Harrisonville, Mo.) and 10 grandchildren. In 1929 he was ordained as deacon of the White Hall Mennonite Church near Oronogo, and held that office until he moved to Cass County, at which time he transferred his membership to the Sycamore Grove Church. In 1958 he had a severe heart attack, and had been in poor health since that time. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at the Sycamore Grove Church, in charge of Earl Buckwalter (text, suggested by the deceased, Phil. 3:9,10); interment in Clear Fork Cemetery.
Cockley, Henry C. son of Noah and Sarah (Bomberger) Cockley, was born April 9, 1867, at Huntsdale, Pa.; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William M. Horst, Chambersburg, Pa., July 23, 1960; aged 93 y. 3 m. 14 d. On Feb. 8, 1894, he was married to Anna Hunsecker, who died March 19, 1948. Besides his daughter, he is survived by 3 sons (Noah, Wyomissing, Pa.; Jacob, Chambersburg; and Harry, Scotland, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Chambersburg Church, where funeral services were held July 27, in charge of Harold Hunsecker and Omar Martin.
Horst, Susie, daughter of Daniel and Anna (Shank) Lehman, was born July 10, 1894, near Chambersburg, Pa.; died July 7, 1960, at her home in Maugansville, Md., after a long illness; aged 65 y. 11 m. 27 d. On May 12, 1927, she was married to Henry E. Horst, who survives. Also surviving are 5 stepchildren (David K., Smithsburg, Md.; Aaron K., Frederick, Md.; Henry K., Germantown, Md.; Martha--Mrs. Frank Charlton, Newville, Pa.; and Maria, at home), 13 grandchildren, and one brother (Amos F., Chambersburg). She was a member of Reiff's Church. Funeral services were held July 10 at the Chambersburg Church, in charge of Harold Hunsecker and Irvin Shank.
Keim, Susan, daughter of Seth J. and Mary E. Miller, was born at Middlebury, Ind., March 18, 1876, died Aug. 5, 1960, at the Peoria (Ill.) Methodist Hospital, from injures received in a fall, though she had been in failing health for more than a year; aged 84 y. 4 m. 18 d. For the past eight years she had lived at the Home for the aged, Eureka, Ill. On Aug. 25, 1895, she was married at Dixon, Tenn. to John Keim, who died in 1947, Surviving are 4 sons (Andrew. Danvers; Ira, Bloomington; Menno, Minier; and Loren, Bloomington), one stepson (Frank, Wauseon Ohio), one brother and one sister (Rudolph, Lincoln, Ill.; and Mrs. Lydia Miller, Morton, Ill.), 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one son, one daughter, one stepson, 2 brothers, one sister, and 2 grandchildren. She was a member of the Hopedale, Ill., Mennonite church, where funeral services were held Aug. 7, in charge of Ivan Kauffmann, Fred J. Keim, and Ben Springer.
Meyers, Betty Jane, daughter of Arnold and Ruby (Musselman) Meyers, Waterloo, Ont., was born Sept. 18, 1953; died Aug. 6, 1960; aged 6 y. 10 m. 19 d. She attended the First Mennonite Sunday School. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Carol and Julie), and her grandparents (Mrs. Adeline Musselman, Floradale; and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Meyers, Kitchener). Funeral services were conducted at the first Mennonite Church, in charge of C. F. Derstine and Edgar J. Metzler.
Smith, Anna, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Gascho) Slagell, was born near Flanagan, Ill., in 1879; died in the General Hospital, Clinton, Okla., July 8, 1960; aged 81 y. In 1903, she was married to A. C. Smith, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Sidney--Mrs. John A. Miller, Clinton), 2 sons (Harvey J., Lebo, Kans.; and Marion W., Lawton, Okla.), 2 sisters (Mrs. S. E. Stutzman, Weatherford, Okla.; and Mrs. Kate Detweiler, Thomas, Okla.), 3 brothers (Joe, Thomas; Ben, Phoenix, Ariz.; and John, Hydro), 12 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 11 at the Pleasant View Church, Hydro, in charge of M. L. Stegall and Alva Swartzendruber.
Sommers, Nancy, daughter of Jacob and Christena (Schlegel Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., July 19, 1879; Died June 18, 1960; aged 80 y. 10 m. 29 d. On Nov. 22, 1904, she was married to David Sommers, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters and 3 sons (Christena--Mrs. Clayton Ruby and Viola--Mrs. Nelson Iutzi, both of Tavistock; Ada--Mrs. Oliver Zehr, Sebringville; Clayton, Kitchener; Wesley and Curtis, Tavistock), 19 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. One child died in infancy. She was the last surviving member of her family. She was a member of the East Zorra A.M. Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Henry Yantzi, Curtis Cressman, and Daniel Zehr.
Stutzman, Fred, son of Jacob and Amanda (Hershberger) Stutzman, was born Jan 29, 1899, at Milford, Nebr.; died of arthritis and complications, Aug. 10, 1960, at the Seward (Nebr.) Memorial Hospital; aged 61 y. 6 m. 12 d. On Dec. 16, 1920, he was married to Agnes Ellen Bender, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Donald, Smithville, Ohio; Eleanor--Mrs. Leonard Troyer, Doreen--Mrs. Royden Troyer, Lillian--Mrs. Ben Eicher, Rober, and Merrill, all of Milford), 15 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Dave, Jake, John, Mrs. Sarah Schlegel, and Mary--Mrs. Pete Schlegel, all of Milford). His parents, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a charter member of the Bellwood Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 12, with Ivan R. Lind officiating; interment in Blue Mound Cemetery.
Swartzendruber, Mattie, daughter of Valentine and Mary Ann (Rhodes) Swartzendruber, was born, April 13, 1904, at Centralia, Mo.; died at Hydro, Okla., Aug. 4, 1960; aged 56 y. 3 m. 22 d. In her youth she suffered from rheumatic fever, which affected her heart. On May 10, 1959, she suffered a severe heart attack, from which she never fully recovered. In March, 1960, she became seriously ill, and from then on grew gradually weaker. In 1941, she graduated from the Mennonite School of Nursing at La Junta, Colo., and followed her nursing profession after graduation. In 1956 she became Public Health Nurse of Mayes Co., Okla. Surviving are 5 sisters and 4 brothers (Nora--Mrs. Henry Eichelberger and Alva, Of Hydro; Polly--Mrs. Joe Detweiler, Newton, Kans.; Fred, Kansas City, Kans.; Barbara and Mary Jane, Tribune, Kans.; Valentine, Limon, Colo.; Jacob, Hydro; and Katie Anna --Mrs. Richard Birky, Adair, Okla.). She was a member of the Pleasant View Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 7, with Allen Erb and John Slagell officiating.
Troyer, Mazie Olive, daughter of Amos and Martha Jane (Ogen) Kendall, was born Dec. 13, 1886, in Howard Co., Ind.; died in a car accident, July 31, 1960, near the Howard-Miami Church, Amboy, Ind.; aged 73 y. 7 m. 18 d. On Jan. 27, 1906, she was married to Emanuel Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Florence--Mrs. Norman Weaver, Gulliver, Mich.; Esther--Mrs. Elmer Sommers, Russiaville, Ind.; Eva--Mrs. Chester Osborne, Hesston, Kans.; Helen--Mrs. Truman Slabaugh, Greentown, Ind.; Paul and Pauline--Mrs. Dorwin Myers, both of Kokomo), 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (Clifford, Sweetsers, Ind.), one half sister (Myrtle Hershberger, Fairview, Mich.), and 3 half brothers (Sherman and Joseph, Kokomo; and Fred, Marion, Ind.). One daughter and one granddaughter preceded her in death. she was a member of the Howard-Miami Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 3, in charge of Ray Keim and Emanuel Hochstedler; interment in Mast Cemetery.
Vess, Della B., was born March 27, 1884; died at the University Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., July 20, 1960; aged 76 y. 3 m. 23 d. She was the widow of John Raleigh Vess. Surviving is one son (Eugene, Hampton, Va.). She was a member of the Waynesboro Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Etter Funeral Home, in charge of Vance Brydge.
Zimmerman, Glenda Mae, infant daughter of Eugene and Grace (Horning) Zimmerman, Stevens, Pa., was stillborn Aug. 11, 1960. Surviving besides her parents are one brother (Robert Eugene), one sister (Linda Ann), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Horning, Denver, Pa.; and Ada M. Zimmerman, Stevens, Pa.), and great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zeimer, East Earl, Pa.; and Mrs. Susie Horning, Denver, Pa.). Interment on Aug. 11 in Bowmansville Cemetery.
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