Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1961

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Gospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 10 - March 7, 1961, pages 222, 223 224

Babcock, Donald H., son of Oliver and Effie (Orr) Babcock, was born Oct. 15, 1902, at Warsaw, Ind.; died at his home near Pekin, Ill., Feb. 4, 1961; aged 58 y. 3 m. 20 d. On Aug. 17, 1934, he was married to Blanche Phillips, who survives. Also surviving are one son, (William, at home), a stepson (Russel Phillips, Manito, Ill.), and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the Midway Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 7, with Howard Wittrig officiating.

Bachman, David Edward, son of Andrew J. and Mary (Garber) Bachman, was born March 19, 1881, near Roanoke, Ill.; died after a lingering illness, at the Eureka (Ill.) Hospital, Feb. 8, 1961; aged 79 y. 10 m. 20 d. On Jan. 14, 1904 he was married to Fannie E. Springer, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Rudie, Ralph, Albert, Anna--Mrs. Albert Oswald, Ada--Mrs. Gay Smithson, Frances--Mrs. Joe Hienold, and Wilma--Mrs. Elmer Beer), 17 grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob and Andrew), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Anna Wahl, Bertha Bachman, and Mrs. Mathilda Kevbler). Three brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Metamora Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 11, in charge of Roy Bucher; interment in Hickory Point Cemetery.

Brubaker, Fannie, daughter of Aaron and Susanna (Houser) Weaver, was born Sept. 11, 1873, at Lancaster, Pa.; died at her home Feb. 4, 1961; aged 87 y. 4 m. 24 d. She was married Nov. 19, 1896, to Christian M. Brubaker, who some years later was ordained to the ministry, serving the Strasburg and Willow Street congregations, Lancaster, Pa. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 sons and 3 daughters (Mabel, at home; John C., Anna--Mrs. J. Martin Esbenshade, Jay M., Lester H., Harry F., all of Lancaster, Pa.; Earl J., Larchmont, N.Y.; Mae--Mrs. Milton Denlinger, Soudersburg, Pa.; and Roy A., Lititz, Pa.), 25 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Harnish, all of Lancaster, Pa.). Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at the Strasburg Mennonite Church in charge of Clayton Keener, Emory Herr, and John Brenneman.

Burkhardt, Vera, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Honsberger, was born July 9, 1962, at Vineland, Ont.; died Feb. 13, 1961, at London, Ont.; aged 58 y. 5 m. 4 d. On May 1, 1923, she was married to Lloyd Burkhardt, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Donald and Joan--Mrs. Glen Bauman), 6 grandchildren, one brother (Elton), and 2 sisters (Dorothy and Carroll--Mrs. Morris Marcus). Two daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held Feb. 16, in charge of Edgar Metzler.

Byler, Thomas Lewellen, son of Elphannan W. and Emma (Hostetler) Byler, was born May 27, 1889, at Garden City, Mo.; died of a heart attack at his home, Goshen, Ind., Feb. 4, 1961; aged 71 y. 8 m. 8 d. In 1911 he was married to Nancy Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters (Vernon, Rolland, Glen, and Robert, all of Syracuse, Ind.; John D., Washington, Ill.; Hilda--Mrs. Jacob Sudermann, Elkhart, Ind.; Rachel--Mrs. Lewis Powell, Keota, Iowa; and Nadine--Mrs. Jon Yoder, East Lansing, Mich.), 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 brothers (Leonard, Dodge City, Kans.; Ross, Liberty, Kans.; and Henry, Wilmette, Ill.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Ora Schrock, Garden City, Mo.; Mrs. W. T. Geiger, Topeka, Kans.; and Mrs. Florence Reed, Garden City, Kans.). One son died in 1933. He was a member of the Goshen College Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 7, in charge of S. C. Yoder and John Mosemann; interment in Violett Cemetery. A memorial fund was set up to furnish a room in the new wing of Goshen General Hospital.

Coblentz, Dwayne Jay, son of David and Ruth (Schwartz) Coblentz, was born Jan. 31, 1961, at Fort Wayne, Ind.; died of internal hemorrhage at the Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Feb. 4, 1961; aged 4 days. Besides his parents, his grandparents survive (Mr. and Mrs. Pete Schwartz, Nottawa, Mich.; and Mr. and Mrs. Mose Coblentz, Hartville, Ohio). Funeral services were held at Locust Grove, Burr Oak, Mich., Feb. 6, in charge of Orvin H. Hooley; interment in Findley Cemetery.

Durst, Nancy Lucinda, daughter of Charles and Molly (Shroyer) Durst, was born at Grantsville, Md., June 12, 1885; died at Grantsville, Jan. 21, 1961; aged 75 y. 7 m. 9 d. On April 15, 1901, she was married to Asa Durst, who preceded her in death Dec. 1, 1955. Surviving are 8 children (Sherman R., Lonaconing, Md.; Nellie Hardin and Clyde, both of Frostburg, Md.; Elsie Back, Lavale, Md.; Mabel Hardin and Ethel Cutter, both of Midland, Md.; Stella Layman and Wilbert, both of Grantsville, Md.), 20 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church. funeral services were held Jan. 24 at the Springs (Pa.) Church, with Rev. Jackson and A. D. Tice in charge.

Eash, Anna, daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Bender) Birkey, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, May 26, 1878; died at Wellman, Iowa, Feb. 5, 1961; aged 83 y. 8 m. 10 d. On Dec. 16 she had fallen and broken her hip. She had also suffered from several strokes. On Jan. 8, 1899, she was married to Andrew S. Eash, who died Jan. 23, 1955. Also preceding her in death were one son, one great- grandson, and 4 brothers. Surviving are one daughter (Sarah--Mrs. George S. Bender, Wellman), 2 grandsons, 6 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Lena Erb). she was baptized on July 21, 1894, in the English River by Bishop Werye. At the time of her death she was a member of the Wellman Church, and a guest at the Shenk Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at the West Union Church, with Max Yoder, George Miller, and Herman Ropp in charge.

Frankenfield, Amanda Becker, was born Dec._, 1878; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Dec. 25, 1960; aged 82 y. Her husband preceded her in death Sept._, 1958. Surviving are one sister and 2 brothers. She was a member of the Towamenencin (Pa.) Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Marvin Anders and Ellis Mack.

Harder, Grace Edna, daughter of Anna Landis, was born April 13, 1904, at Canton, Kans.; died of cancer Jan. 29, 1961, at Fairview, Alta.; aged 56 y. 7 m. 16 d. On May 23, 1926, she was married to John C. Harder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Richard, Bluesky, Alta.; Delbert, Calgary, Alta.; and Shirley, Bluesky), 5 grandchildren and her mother. One son died in infancy. she was a member of the Bluesky Church, where memorial services were held Jan. 31, in charge of Paul Burkholder, Loyal Roth, and John Landis; and on Feb. 3, funeral services were held at Carstairs, Alta., in charge of L. D. Hackman and Gordon Buschert; interment at Cartairs.

Kreider, Lizzie Erb, daughter of Daniel R. and Maria Groff (Erb) Brackbill, was born at Talmage, Pa., Dec. 9, 1880; died at the Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital, Dec. 24, 1960; aged 80 y. 15 d. On Oct. 9, 1960, she was married to Jacob E. Kreider, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Marie B.--Mrs. John W. Loose, Ephrata, Pa.; and Elizabeth B.--Mrs. Ira B. Huber, Manheim, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Stelle E. Buckwalter, Lititz; and Mrs. Susan E. Buckwalter, Neffsville), and a number of nieces and nephews. An infant son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Hammer Creek Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 27, in charge of John S. Hess.

Kulp, Mrs. Isaac, was born Jan. 26, 1868; died Jan. 13, 1961; aged 92 y. 11 m. 17 d. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1941. She was a member of the Towamencin (Pa.) Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 17, in charge of Ellis Mack and Elias W. Kulp.

Martin, Adin H., son of Amos M. and Amanda L. (Horst) Martin, was born July 8, 1899, at Hagerstown, Md.; died of a heart attack at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Feb. 9, 1961; aged 61 y. 7 m. 1 d. On Dec. 18, 1924, he was married to Elizabeth R. Eby, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and one daughter (Reuben E. Greencastle, Pa.; Arthur E., Chambersburg; Theodore E., Denver; Kenneth E., Waynesboro; Owen W. and Elizabeth E., at home), 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Stanley H., Samuel L., and Aaron H., all of Hagerstown; Hettie H., at home; Bertha--Mrs. Edward Coss and Mabel--Mrs. Ira Eby, Hagerstown), and 11 grandchildren. He was a member of the Reiff Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 12, in charge of Oliver H. Martin, Amos E. Horst, and Moses K. Horst.

Martin, Emma F., daughter of Benjamin and Emma (Herr) Hess, was born Aug. 6, 1897, in Pequea Twp., Pa.; died at her home Dec. 19, 1960, after an illness of three months; aged 63 y. 4 m. 13 d. On March 30, 1920, she was married to Mohn Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Ruth, at home; Andrew, Joseph, and Mylin, all of Pequea; and Melvin, Conestoga), 11 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Joseph Warfel, Conestoga), and one half brother (Earl Herr, Lancaster). She was a member of the Byerland Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 22, in charge of James Hess and David Thomas.

Mast, Joseph L., son of Levi H. and Mary (Hershberger) Mast, was born Sept. 13, 1898, near Mr. Hope, Ohio; died, of a blood clot on the brain, at his home near Dalton, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1961; aged 62 y. 4 m. 21 d. On Dec. 6, 1917, he was married to Mary Ann Hostetler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 6 daughters (Eli, Edna--Mrs. Eli Kandel, alma--Mrs. Dan Hershberger, Mary--Mrs. Paul Kandel, Sarah--Mrs. Alvin Swartzentruber, Beulah--Mrs. Albert Miller, Amanda--Mrs. Vernon Kandel, and Henry, all of nearby communities), 33 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Dan Yoder, Benton Ohio), 2 brothers (David and Benjamin, Massillon, Ohio), and 2 half brothers (Levi and Mose, Lagrange, Ind.). He was a member of the East Union C.M. Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 6 at the Pleasant View Church, Berlin, Ohio, in charge of LeRoy Schlabach and Tobias Byler.

Reber, Barbara Ellen, daughter of Peter J. and Catherine (Brenneman) Miller, was born May 18, 1877, near Kalona, Iowa; died at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Feb. 10, 1961; aged 83 y. 8 m. 22 d. On Nov. 18, 1900, she was married to Joel D. Reber, who preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1949. Surviving are 6 children (Katie--Mrs. Art Schweitzer, Iowa City; Mary--Mrs. Nick Gascho, Pigeon, Mich.; Bertha--Mrs. Maynard Brenneman, Maynard, and Lester, Kalona; and Harold, Davenport), 7 grandchildren, 6 stepgrandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and one sister (Jacob, Kalona; Noah, Iowa City; and Esther--Mrs. Art Yoder, Wellman), and 2 half sisters (Mrs. Lydia Troyer and Ruth Miller, Kalona). She was a member of the Lower Deer Creek Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 12, in charge of Robert Yoder and J. Y. Swartzendruber.

Ressler, Phares H., son of Simon and Elizabeth (Herr) Ressler, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 26, 1880; died after a long illness at the home of his niece, Mrs. Emanuel Siegrist, Ronks, Pa., Jan. 24, 1961; aged 80 y. 29 d. He was the last of his immediate family and is survived by only nieces and nephews. He was a member of the New Providence Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 26, in charge of Lester Weaver and Clayton Keener.

Sanderson, Cathrine, was born June 24, 1891; died Sept. 23, 1960; aged 69 y. 2 m. 29 d. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 20, 1951. Surviving are 9 children (Edward, James, William, Edith, Elsie, Mary, Esther, Ruth, and David) and one sister (Lydia Middleton). She was a member of the Norris Square Mennonite Church, Philadelphia, where funeral services were held, in charge of Jacob W. Frederick; interment in Northwood Cemetery.

Slagell, Aaron, son of Nicholas and Mary (Steinman) Slagell, was born Jan. 31, 1879, at Flanagan, Ill.; died of a heart ailment at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., Feb. 11, 1961; aged 82 y. 11 d. On Oct. 30, 1904, he was married to Emma Pfister, who died June 3, 1950. Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Harvey A. and Leroy, Washington, Ill.; and Mrs. Lorene Gorman, Flanagan), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie Ropp, Selma, N.C.; and Mrs. Alice Heiser, Hawaii), and 3 brothers (D. N. Morton; Sam, Ithaca, Mich.; and Roy, Gridley, Ill.). He was a member of the Waldo Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 13, in charge of Edwin J. Stalter and J. D. Hartzler.

Shoemaker, Cindy, daughter of Melvin and Alma Jean (Snyder) Shoemaker, Woodworth, Ohio, died Jan. 25, 1961, of injuries received in an automobile accident thirteen hours earlier. She was two years old in December. Surviving, besides her parents, are 5 sisters and one brother (Diane, Nancy, Essie, Carol, Sandy, and Danny), and her grandparents (Mrs. Helen Shoemaker, Salem, Ohio; and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Snyder, North Lima). Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the North Lima Church, in charge of David Steiner.

Smith, Anna, daughter of Joseph and Susan (Imhoff) Beisly, was born June 22, 1871, at Washburn, Ill.; died of a heart attack Jan. 30, 1961, at Eureka, Ill.; aged 89 y. 7 m. 8 d. she was married to Joseph D. Smith, who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1952. For 25 years her husband served as superintendent of the Home for the Aged, Eureka. Surviving are 7 children (Mrs. Laura King, Goshen, Ind.; Lester, Washington, Ill.; Arthur, South Bend, Ind.; Walter and Pearl, Eureka; Mrs. Ada Miller, Chico, Calif.; and Mrs. Verna Bishop, Doylestown, Pa.). One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Metamora Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 1, in charge of Roy Bucher and Harold Zehr; interment in Hickory Point Cemetery.

Weldy, Maynard, son of Silas and Nora (Metzler) Weldy, was born Aug. 6, 1905, at Wakarusa, Ind.; died of a heart condition in the Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind., Jan. 18, 1961; aged 55 y. 5 m. 12 d. On July 12, 1930, he was married to Edna Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Elaine, freshman at Goshen College) and 2 sons (Loren, South Bend. Ind.; and Leland, Beirut, Lebanon). One son preceded his father in death. Occupation: assistant foreman in shipping department of the LaBour Company, Elkhart, he was a member of the Holdeman Church. Funerals services were held at the Olive Church, Jan. 20, in charge of Simon G. Gingerich.

Wenger, Guy Allen, son of Michael and Salome (Troxel) Wenger, was born Sept. 18, 1893, at Goshen, Ind.; died of a heart attack at Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 15, 1961; aged 67 y. 3 m. 29 d. On Feb. 9, 1918, he was married to Maud E. Harter, who died Sept. 14, 1955. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Gerald, Elkhart; Robert, Wabash, Ind.; Marjorie--Mrs. William Poff, Elkhart; and Audrey-- Mrs. Robert Brown, Union, Mich.), and one brother (Harvey, Goshen). In June, 1960, after many years spent away from the church, he made his peace with the Lord and with the Yellow Creek Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 17, in charge of John D. Zehr.

Yoder, Eldon, son of Wallace and Sarah Yoder, was born Nov. 27, 1892, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died after a 2-month illness, at his home, Topeka, Ind., Dec. 30, 1960; aged 68 y. 1 m. 3 d. On Dec. 24, 1915, he was married to Maude E. Hostetler, who survives. Also surviving are 10 children (Marie and Maurice, Elkhart; Marion and Mylin, Ligonier; Mervin and Maxine--Mrs. Willard Yoder, Topeka; Aaron, Goshen; Marcile--Mrs. Thomas Mehl, Syracuse, Ind.; Merle, San Diego, Calif.; and Meredith, Fort Wayne, Ind.), 18 grandchildren, one brother (Freeman, Ligonier), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Nona Mishler and Mildred--Mrs. Irvin Miller, Shipshewana, Ind.). He was a member of the Maple Grove Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 1, in charge of Early Bontrager and Edwin J. Yoder.

Yoder, Martin B., son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Troyer) Yoder, was born at Sugarcreek, Ohio, March 20, 1885; died of cancer at his home near Blountstown, Fla., Jan. 29, 1961; aged 75 y. 10 m. 9 d. On Dec. 22, 1907, he was married to Salome Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons and 4 daughters (Mary--Mrs. Wilkens Howe, Ocean City, N.N.; Albert, Greenwood, Del; Henry, Morrison, Tenn.; Perry, Blountstown; Laura--Mrs. Cortas--Mrs. Mark Swartzentruber, Greenwood, Del.; Monroe, Grand Ridge, Fla.; Martin, Jr., Roseburg, Oreg.; and Martha--Mrs. Albin Byler, Middlefield, Ohio), 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 75 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. One son, 2 brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. Seven years ago he moved to Blountstown, where he served the Lord in the Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the church Jan. 31, with Raymond Byler and Jonas Bontrager in charge.

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Batterman, David William, son of David and Amanda (Wisler) Batterman, was born Dec. 9, 1890, near Gettysburg, Pa.; died suddenly of a heart attack Dec. 19, 1960, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 70 y. 10 d. He was a machinist by trade. On Nov. 9, 1916, he was married to Ida H. Myers. Surviving, besides his wife, are 4 children (Levi M. and Reba--Mrs. Charles Ours, both of Harrisonburg, Va.; Jacob R. Bridgewater, Va.; and Lois--Mrs. Clarence Heller, Jr., Lancaster, Pa.), 2 brothers (Jacob, York, Pa.; and Samuel, New Oxford, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Samuel Musselman, Gettysburg, Pa.), and 11 grandchildren. An infant son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lindale Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of John Mumaw, Moses Slabaugh, and Olive Keener.

Derstine, James B., son of the late Noah and Susanna (Bergey) Derstine, was born Sept. 28, 1876; died Feb. 9, 1961, at the Grandview Hospital, where he was a surgical patient the last 5 weeks; aged 84 y. 4 m. 12 d. His first wife, Sallie (Kratz) Derstine, died in 1905; and his second wife, Katie (Schmidt) Derstine, died in 1959. Also 4 sons and 2 daughters preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters (Hilda--Mrs. Walter M. Kratz, Naomi--Mrs. Claude M. Shisler, with whom he had been living, and Kathryn--Mrs. Ernest K. Landis, all of Souderton), 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Rockhill Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 13, conducted by Clinton Landis and Alfred Detweiler.

Fisher, Annie M., daughter of Christian and Catherine Hoffman, was born Dec. 3, 1881, at Lancaster, Pa.; died Jan. 19, 1961, of pulmonary embolism, at the Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital; aged 79 y. 1 m. 16 d. She was married to Abram Fisher. Surviving are one sister and one brother (Lillie Rohrer and Charles, both of Mr. Joy, Pa.). She was a member of the Vine Street Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at the Fred F. Groff Funeral Home, in charge of Frank M. Enck and J. Clair Hollinger

Hartman, Lewis, son of Elias and Sarah (Shelly) Hartman, was born July 7, 1892, near Cullom, Ill.; died after an extended illness Feb. 17, 1961, at the Veterans' Hospital, Danville, Ill.; aged 68 y. 7 m. 24 d. He is survived by 4 brothers (John, Cullom, Ill.; Reuben, Sacramento, Calif; Levi, Chicago, Ill.; and Emanuel, Archbold, Ohio) and one sister (Mrs. Martha Christophel, Elkhart, Ind.). He was a member of the Cullom Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Stewart Funeral Home in Cullom, Feb. 20, in charge of Edwin J. Stalter; interment in West Lawn Cemetery.

Heatwole, Walter J., son of Solomon D. and Susanna (Weaver) Heatwole, was born Oct. 28, 1878, near Dayton, Va.; died after a long illness at his home, Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 14, 1961; aged 82 y. 3 m. 17 d. On Nov. 28, 1901, he was married to Nora Harlin, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Vada and Edna, at home; Pauline--Mrs. Mahlon L. Blosser, Harrisonburg; and Naomi-- Mrs. Lester B. Campbell, Dayton), 4 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Mrs. John A. Rhodes and Calvin T., Dayton, Va.; William E., Elida, Ohio; and Mrs. Earl E. Showalter, La Junta, Colo.). He was a member of Weavers Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 16, in charge of Daniel W. Lehman and Isaac M. Risser.

Henning, Andrew Krupp, son of Fred and Hannah (Krupp) Henning, was born Feb. 16, 1872, at Lansdale, Pa.; died Feb. 18, 1961, at the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 89 y. 2 d. On March 25, 1899, he was married to Katie Rosenberger, who survives. Also surviving are one son and one daughter (Warren and Hannah--Mrs. Norman Landis). He was a member of the Plains Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 22, in charge of J. C. Clemens, Wayne N. Kratz, and John E. Lapp.

Kauffman, Gary Dayle, son of Floyd and Elsie (Heinrichs) Kauffman, was born near Shickley, Nebr., July 21, 1945; died suddenly Feb. 18, 1961; aged 15 y. 6 m. 28 d. He met instant death when the tractor which he was driving left an icy road and overturned. Surviving, besides his parents, are 3 sisters (Linda Marie and twins--Arlys Elaine and Ardeth Jane), his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heinrichs, Hebron, Nebr.), and his paternal grandmother (Mrs. Maude Kauffman, Shickley, Nebr.). At the age of 13 he accepted Christ as his personal saviour and was baptized on Oct. 5, 1958, as a member of the Salem Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of P. R. Kennel, Fred Reeb, and Lee Schlegel.

Metzler, Edith, daughter of Allen and Sarah (Lehman) Rickert, was born Aug. 19, 1879, at Columbiana, Ohio; died Feb. 21, 1961, in her sleep after a four-day illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Cullar; aged 81 y. 6 m. 2 d. On Aug. 6, 1898, she was married to Harvey A. Metzler, who died Feb. 15, 1957. Surviving are 5 daughters (Rena--Mrs. John Cullar and Sarah, North Lima, Ohio; Ruth--Mrs. James Steiner and Laura, both of Goshen, Ind.), one sister (Mrs. O. N. Johns, Louisville, Ohio), 12 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. One great-grandson, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. she was a member of the North Lima Church. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church, in charge of David Steiner, with Ernest Martin and O. N. Johns assisting.

Neuschwander, Levi Henry, son of Peter and Emma (Biery) Neuschwander, was born June 23, 1876, at Orrville, Ohio; died of a heart attack Feb. 15, 1961, at Albany, Oreg.; aged 84 y. 7 m. 23 d. On Aug. 11, 1902, he was married to Barbara Roth at Albany, Oreg. Surviving, besides his wife, are 4 sons (Lester, Albany, Oreg.; Edward, Scio, Oreg.; Arthur, Hubbard, Oreg.; and Herschel, Mobile, Ala), 3 daughters (Mrs. Mabel Schlegel, Albany, Oreg.; Mrs. Edith Tellifson, Sweet Home, Oreg.; and Mrs. Berniece Walkup, Boise, Idaho), 3 brothers (Edwin, Albany, Oreg.; and Emery and Ivan, both of Harrisburg, Oreg.), 2 sisters (Rosina Roth and Bertha Kenagy, both of Albany, Oreg.), 27 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. One son (Harvey) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Albany Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 18, in charge of David W. Mann and N. M. Birky; interment in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.

Patterson, Ava Rilla, daughter of Washington Calimer, was born April 24, 1880, in Franklin Co., Pa.; died Jan, 23, 1961, at her home, Chambersburg, Pa.; aged 80 y. 8 m. 30 d. She was married to John Patterson. Surviving are one son and one daughter (George and Annie, both at home), one grandchild, and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were held Jan. 26, in charge of Harvey E. Shank, Marlin Lehman, and Theodore Gaylord.

Schlabach, Albert, son of Solomon and Christena (Yoder) Schlabach, was born Oct. 29, 1905, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died of a heart attack at the State University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 8, 1961; aged 55 y. 2 m. 10 d. On Nov. 7, 1937, he was married to Katie Edna Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children (Martha, Christena, Dean, Alice, Sadie, Lorine, Mary Ruth, Allen, Doris, Jonas, Earl, and Anna Grace) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Levi T. Weaver and Mrs. Emanuel Troyer, both of Fredericksburg, Ohio). He was a faithful member of the Old Order Amish Church. He had a heart attack on Dec. 23, and was taken to the hospital, where he seemed to improve, but died suddenly of a second attack.

Zehr, Marie, daughter of William and Mary Wendt, was born at Manson, Iowa, Sept. 25, 1900; died of a heart attack at Manson Jan. 15, 1961; aged 60 y. 4 m. 21 d. On Dec. 10, 1919, she was married to John H. Zehr, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mildred, Des Moines, Iowa), twin sons (Melvin and Marvin, Manson), 8 grandchildren and one sister (Mrs. L. E. Widestrom, Manson). She was a member of the Manson Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 18, in charge of Nick Stoltzfus and Ed Birkey.

Zimmerman, Henry M., son of Grabill H. and Mary (Martin) Zimmerman, was born in Manheim Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 3, 1924; died Jan. 18, 1961, in the Harrisburg, Pa., hospital; aged 36 y. 4 m. 15 d. On Jan. 12 he was making a delivery of feed near Middletown, Pa., for his employer when he met with an accident. Since he was alone at the time it is not known whether he was thrown from the elevator or hit by the conveyor when a cable broke as he was unloading the feed. He is survived by his parents of Lititz, Pa.; his wife and 5 children of Mt. Joy, Pa. (Dorothy Weaver Zimmerman, Sharon Rose, Norma Jean, Erla Dianne, James Dale, and Iris Ann), and 9 brothers and sisters (John H., Elizabethtown; Martin S., Lititz; Amelia--Mrs. Paul Musser, East Earl; LeRoy,-Calif.; Mrs. Anna Kreider, Honey Brook; Esther-- Mrs. Walter Bowman, Rothsville; Charlotte--Mrs. Clayton Zeiset, Mt. Joy; David, Manheim; and Paul M., Intercourse). He was a member of the Risser Church, and served as deacon for the congregation for the past 6 years. Funeral services were conducted at the church Jan. 21, with Amos H. Sauder, Frank Zeager, and Clarence E. Lutz officiating.

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Alderfer, Henry K., son of Reuben S. and Mary Z. (Kulp) Alderfer, was born March 22, 1888, in Franconia Twp.; died of a heart attack, Feb. 6, 1961, at Lansdale, Pa.; aged 72 y. 10 m. 25 d. In 1910, he was married to Ellen Landis, who died Dec. 3, 1953. On Feb. 27, 1955, he was married to Lizzie Hackman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Rosa--Mrs. Raymond Bauer, Spring City), 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 7 stepchildren (Dorothy--Mrs. Aldus Derstine, Sellersville; Esther--Mrs. Leroy Gehman, Telford; Charles, Kulpsville; Catherine--Mrs. Paul Gross, Perkasie; Lizzie--Mrs. Paul B. Clemmer, Souderton; Levi, Lansdale; and Beulah--Mrs. Gerald Derstine, Sarasota, Fla.). Two sons also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 11, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Menno Souder, and Leroy Godshall.

Gerber, Magdalena, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Schertz) Gerber, was born Dec. 20, 1894, near Harper, Kans.; died of a cerebral hemorrhage Feb. 10, 1961, at the Joslin Hospital, Harper; aged 66 y. 1 m. 21 d. Surviving are one sister (Amanda, with whom she made her home), one brother (Edward), and 9 nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents, were 2 sisters and 2 brothers (one having died in infancy). She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 12, in charge of James Detweiler.

Halteman, Alice N., daughter of Jonas and Barbara (Nice) Hagey, was born April 23, 1881, in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died, after a long illness, Feb. 3, 1961, at Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, Unionville, Pa.; aged 79 y. 9 m. 11 d. On June 22, 1901, she was married to Henry H. Halteman, who died Nov. 25, 1957. Surviving are 5 children (Sally--Mrs. John M. Landis, Souderton; Lillie--Mrs. Harvey Bower, Harleysville; Ella Mae--Mrs. Floyd Clemens, Telford; Esther--Mrs. Walton Detweiler, Harleysville; and Elwood H., Sellersville), 19 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Ellen Ziegler, Lederach, Pa.). One daughter preceded her in death. she was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 7, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Leroy Godshall, and Menno Souder.

Hartman, Mary Ann, daughter of William and Annetta (Kreider) Everst, was born near Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 30, 1875; died, after a long illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Miller, Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 12, 1961; aged 85 y. 2 m. 13 d. On Feb. 26, 1898, she was married to William H. Hartman, who died in 1939. Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Raymond, New Carlisle, Ind.; Ruth--Mrs. Theodore Miller; Elkhart; Harold, Wakarusa; Elsie--Mrs. Lloyd Stauffer, Goshen; Esther--Mrs. Lloyd Stauffer, Goshen; Esther--Mrs. Maynard Yoder, Wakarusa; and Earl, Brutus, Mich.), 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. S. A. Shank), one brother (Walter), and one stepsister (Iva Lehman). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Olive Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Elno Steiner and D. A. Yoder.

Hershberger, Sarah, daughter of Alexander and Mary Jane (Miller) Hostetler, was born Jan. 11, 1894, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died at her home of a heart attack March 3, 1961; aged 67 y. 1 m. 20 d. On Aug. 21, 1915, she was married to William M. Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Ruth--Mrs. Edison Gerber, Walnut Creek; and Maxine--Mrs. George Stutzman, Millersburg), 7 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Alta--Mrs. Len Hershberger, Walnut Creek; Leora--Mrs. Homer Hershberger and Mary--Mrs. Owen Maust, both of Sugarcreek; Mattie--Mrs. Ralph Zook, Millersburg; and Gladys--Mrs. Alvin Schloneger, Louisville), one brother (Wilbur) and one foster brother (Otis Sundheimer), both of Walnut Creek. One son preceded her in death in infancy. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral services were held March 5, in charge of Eldon King and Paul R. Miller.

Hostetler, Sarah, daughter of Peter and Catherine (Neuenschwander) Hofstetter, was born Oct. 6, 1867, near Kidron, Ohio; died at Wakefield, Mass. Feb. 15, 1961; aged 93 y. 4 m. 9 d. On March 22, 1898, she was married to Ephraim S. Hostetler, who died in 1942. Surviving are 4 children (Elma--Mrs. Carleton Weimer and Lloyd, both of Hawaii; Elmer, Fresno, Calif.; and Mary--Forrest Musser, Wakefield, Mass.), 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church, Smithville, Ohio, where funeral services were held Feb. 20, with Robert W. Otto officiating.

Kratz, Lizzie N., daughter of Nathaniel G. and Hannah (Nice) Landis, was born March 12, 1880, in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died Feb. 2, 1961 at Morwood, Pa.; aged 80 y. 10 m. 20 d. On Oct. 27, 1900, she was married to Wilson H. Kratz, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Minnie--Mrs. Allen M. Derstine, Harleysville; Eva L.--Mrs. Wilmer D. Alderfer, Irwin L., and Wilson L., Jr., all of Telford; Mary L.--Mrs. Clyde M. Moyer, Blooming Glen; Norman L. Morwood; and Hannah L.--Mrs. Howard H. Swartley, Blooming Glen), 3 sisters (Mrs. Hannah Freed, Mrs. John Mininger, and Mrs. Rein A. Landis, all of Souderton), 27 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. On Oct. 27, 1960 they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 6, with Curtis Bergey, Leroy Godshall, and Menno Souder officiating.

Lehman, Fannie, daughter of John and Annie (Snyder) Lehman, was born Sept. 29, 1865, near Bachmansville, Pa.; died Feb. 18, 1961, after a long illness; aged 95 y. 4 m. 20 d. Surviving are 8 children (Harry, Steelton; Laura--Mrs. Harry S. Dupler, with whom she resided for the past 10 years; Christ L., Palmyra; Fannie L.- -Mrs. David A. Martin, Lampeter; Grace--Mrs. Cyrus Swope, Laurel; Cleon Ford, Highland Park, N.J.; and David P., Palmyra), 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great- grandchildren. She was a member of the Stauffer Church.

Miller, E. E. son of E. J. S. and Mary (Slabach) Miller, was born Sept. 28, 1896, at Topeka, Kans.; died at his home in Weatherford, Okla., March 3, 1961; aged 64 y. 5 m. 3 d. On Feb. 29, 1916, he was married to Lovina Swartzendruber, at Bay Minette, Ala. Surviving are his wife, one son and 4 daughters (Willis, Hydro, Okla.; Elsie--Mrs. Elmer Slagell, Thomas, Okla.; Esther--Mrs. Myron Stutzman and Ella--Mrs. Harold Slagell, Weatherford; and Erma--Mrs. D. A. Raber, Wichita, Kans.), and 12 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church at Hydro, where funeral services were held March 6, in charge of Rex Schmidt and Alva Swartzendruber.

Musselman, Warren K., son of John and Annie (Kulp) Musselman, was born Aug. 28, 1888; died Feb. 9, 1961, after a short illness, at the Grandiew Hospital; aged 72 y. 5 m. 12 d. On Dec. 5, 1908, he was married to Sevilla L. Musselman, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Willis S., Souderton; Edna S.--Mrs. Henry Yothers, Perkasie; John H., Quakertown; Warren S., Perkasie; Esther S.--Mrs. Paul F. Moyer, Souderton; and Henry S., Line Lexington), 24 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Samuel, Perkasie). He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 13, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Leroy Godshall, and Menno Souder.

Sauder, Vernon Lee, son of James and Rhoda (Clymer) Sauder, was born Jan. 31, 1956; died Feb. 20, 1961, of hemorrhagic chicken pox; aged 5 y. 20 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister (Ronda), one brother (James Anthony), his grandparents (Mrs. Mabel Clymer, Lancaster; and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sauder, East Earl), and his paternal great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Martin G. Sauder, New Holland; and Eaby Sauder, East Earl). Services were held in the Weaverland Church, East Earl, Pa., Feb. 22, with J. Paul Graybill officiating.

Yoder, Abram D., son of Jacob and Annie Yoder, was born Aug. 17, 1893, near Blooming Glen, Pa., died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Souderton, Pa., Jan. 14, 1961; aged 67 y. 4 m. 28 d. He is survived by his wife, Laura (Stoudt), to whom he was married June 12, 1915. Also surviving are 9 children (David S. and Esther--Mrs. Titus C. Moyer, both of Quakertown, Pa.; Paul S., Telford, Pa.; Herbert H., Perkasie, Pa.; L. Donald, at home; Daniel S., serving at Boys' Village, Smithville, Ohio; Miriam-- Mrs. William B. Anders, Sellersville, Pa.; Dorothy--Mrs. Stanley, M. Derstine, Harleysville, Pa.; and Gladys--Mrs. Lloyd Allebach, Souderton, Pa.), one sister (Leah--Mrs. Henry Benner, Sellersville, Pa.), one brother (Warren D., Perkasie, Pa.), 21 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two daughters, one son, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Earlier in life he taught public school in Hilltown Twp. He was ordained to the ministry in the Swamp congregation on Oct. 31, 1935, where he served till death. funeral services were held Jan. 19 at the East Swamp Mennonite Church, in charge of Winfield Ruth.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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