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MERVIN KEEFER

Mervin Keefer, 52, died unexpectedly last Friday night at his home south of Morenci. He had attended the Chesterfield Grange meeting earlier in the evening, became ill after the meeting arid died a short time later.

He was a well-known farmer in this area, where he had spent his entire life.

He was born near Inlet, Ohio, May 4, 1902 and married to Glorence King, in 1922. He was a member of the Chesterfield Grange.

Mr. Keefer is survived by his wife; three sons, Robert of Wauseon, William of Washington D.C., and Carl of Fayette; two sisters:, Mrs. Edith Miller of Fayette arid Mrs. Ruth Mason, of Morenci; a half brother; Howard, of Fayette; his father Arthur and step-mother and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Eva Keefer, a daughter, Carol Ann; and a brother, Elmer.

Funeral services were held at the Edgar Funeral Home Sunday, with Rev. H. B: Peters of Adrian and Rev. H. B. Steinke of Waldron, officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.








John J. Spiess

John J. Spiess, 87, died at his home south of' Archbold Saturday night.

Services were held at Grisier's Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. N. B. Wierwill, pastor of Evangelical and Reformed church. Burial in Archbold cemetery.

Survived by seven daughters: Mrs. Vrigie Kutzli, Alta Spiess and Mrs. Nellie Rupp, all of Archbold; Mrs. Charlotte Baumgartner, Wauseon; Mrs. Wilma Wyse, Mrs. Violet Schlatter and Mrs. Lodema Jane Short, all of Archbold; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ella Yost, Toledo and two brothers, Daniel of' Napoleon and Emil of Wauseon.

Deceased was a retired farmer; spent his lifetime in this area and was well-known.








DAVID KLECK

David Kleck, 76, died at his farm home southeast of Archbold, Friday, July 27, after a long illness. Services were held at Grisier's funeral home, Monday afternoon, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Reuben Short. Burial in Rupp cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Sadie; one son, Allen, Archbold; one daughter, Mrs. Herma Mull, Wauseon; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. J. S. Fenstermaker of Archbold and Mrs. Emma King, Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr: Kleck was a life long resident of this community.
 

DAVID KLECK

David Kleck, son of Henry and Anna Kleck, born South of Archbold, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1874, passed away at his home near Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, .July 27, 1951, at the age of 76 years, 8 months, 10 days.

His entire life was lived in the community of Archbold and Ridgeville Corners. On March: 7, 1901, he united in marriage with Sadie Leininger. To this union two children were born, Allen of Archbold, and Mrs. Herma Mull of Wauseon. On March 7, 1951, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the home of their son. A few weeks preceding his death he confessed Jesus Christ as his Saviour. His health had been failing for some time and remained critical for about six weeks before death.

He leaves his devoted, wife; one son Allen, one daughter; Mrs. Herma Mull, six grandchildren--Lois Jones, Arthur, Donald, Robert and James Kleck, and Dale Mull; .two great-grandsons; two. sisters Mrs. Emma King, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Jacob S. Fenstermaker of Archbold besides many other relatives and friends.

His parents, three brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.

He chose this path for me.

Though well He knew sharp thorns would pierce my feet,

Knew how the brambles would obstruct the way,

Knew all the hidden dangers I should meet,

Knew that my faith would falter day by day;

And still the whisper echoed, Yes, I see

This path is best for me. -Adapted.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the friends and neighbors who were go kind and thoughtful during the sickness and death of our beloved father, for the flowers and other gifts to the Grisier Funeral Home, to the quartet, the organist and to Rev. Reuben Short for his comforting words. The Family of David Kleck.








Eva Kauffman

Eva Kauffman, daughter of Noah and Katie Kauffman, was born near Archbold, Ohio, December 18, 1904, and died at the Napoleon Hospital on May 27, 1942, at the age of 37 years, 5 months and 9 days. Death was caused by uremic poisoning.

On February 3, *1826 she was united in marriage to Jacob Riegsecker of Middlebury, Indiana. This union was blessed with five sons: Walter, Edward, Richard, Marlin, and Junior Jacob (stillborn) one day before her death.

She was of a family of 11 children, (seven sons, and four daughters). One brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

There remain to mourn her early and untimely departure, her husband, four sons, father and mother, six brothers, a foster brother, and a host of relatives and friends.

In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained true until death.

She was a faithful and loving wife and mother. She served not only her own family but was the help of her mother and father, and the one on whom they depended for the future. She will be greatly missed in the home, church, and community. What to us is loss to her is gain.

"Oh, how we will miss our dear Mother,

Her face no more we can see

For the Savior has called her to glory,

From pain and care set her free.

"She ever was kind and attentive

To the wants of all that were dear,

Yes, we know we have lost a dear Mother,

But how can we wish her back here.

"But in that far-away mansion,

Our Savior has gone to prepare,

With the loved ones gone and departed,

We know she will welcome us there."

*as written
 
 
 
 

JACOB KISSEL

Jacob Kissel, 93 years, 2 days of age, passed away at the home of Mr. Louis *Reigsecker, Wednesday afternoon. He was bedfast several weeks and had been in this home the past 10 years. Funeral services were held at the Church of .God in Christ Mennonite at Pettisville, Sunday at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. J. Osborne of Wauseon and Rev. C. L. Gerig. Burial in Eckley cemetery .He leaves one daughter, six sons, two half sisters, Mrs. Fannie Luty of Delta, Mrs. Moses Stutzman of :Elmira, one half brother, Mr. Jonas Wyse. *as written









MRS. CLARENCE (Amanda Short)  LEU

Mrs. Clarence (Amanda) Leu, 69, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home-north of Stryker, Christmas morning. Services were held at Lockport Mennonite church, Sunday, at 2:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. Walter Stuckey, Ed; Frey and Simon Stuckey. Burial in Lockport Cemetery. Surviving are husband; one daughter, Treva, at home; five sons: Jacob and Clinton, at home; John, West Unity; Milo, Stryker and Doyle, Archbold, two brothers: Edward Short, Union City, Pa.; Clinton Short, Stryker; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Grieser, Stryker; six grandchi1dren
 
 

JEMIMA KLOPPENSTEIN

Jemima Klopfenstein, daughter of Theopholus and Fannie (Vonier) Aeschliman was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 8, 1884; and departed this life January 26,1955 at her home in Wauseon, Ohio, at the age of 70 years, 10 months, and 18 days. On December 31, 1903 she was united in marriage to Aaron Klopfenstein and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for a little over 30 years. Her companion passed on to the great beyond on March 22, 1934. Six children came to bless their home, Frances (Mrs. Harley Beck), Archbold, Ohio; Arthur, Wauseon, Ohio; Mable (Mrs. Dennis Stuckey), Wauseon, Ohio; Ellen (Mrs. Raymond Aeschliman) Stryker, Ohio; .Roy, Wauseon, Ohio; and Doris, who still resides at home. She was preceded in death by her father, her companion and four grandchildren.

Surviving are six children, and her aged mother, Mrs. Fannie Aeschliman, Wauseon, two brothers, Enos of Wauseon and Benj. of Archbold, two sisters, Mary. (Mrs. Henry Richer), Lucinda, (Mrs. Sam Richer), both of Wauseon, 19 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. A1so a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She and her husband became Christians several years after their marriage and were baptized and became members of the Mennonite church. She was a faithful member of the West Clinton Congregation and served her Lord in a meek and quiet spirit with humbleness of heart.

On September 6, 1954, she first become afflicted after suffering a stroke, then improving for a time and was able to be about her home again. Later being stricken with several more strokes she gradually became worse until the Lord granted her sweet release and took her home to himself. She very patiently bore her sufferings and trials and expressed her resignation to the Lord who doeth all things well. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and especially by her daughter, Doris who resided at home with her mother.

Funeral services were January 30, 1959 at 2:00 p.m., at the West Clinton Church. Services conducted by D. L. Sommers, E. B. Frey and Olen Nofziger. She was laid to rest at the Pettisville cemetery.

Her willing hands will toil for us no more

Her voice is still, fond hopes are shattered

Hearts are sore, yet 'twas God's will,

God called dear mother home to rest away from pain and care,

Some day, oh happy time 'twill not be long,

We'll meet her there.

Card Of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to all our relatives, friends, and neighbors for their prayers, gifts and expressions of sympathy during the sickness and death and burial of mother. The Klopfenstein Family
 
 

MRS. IDA KING

Mrs. Eli (Ida) King, 69, died in her Stryker home, Wednesday, October 17, several hours after suffering a stroke. Services were held .at the Lockport Mennonite Church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Walter Stuckey and D. Wyse Graber. Burial in Lockport cemetery.

Surviving are husband, Eli, daughter, Mrs. Glen Bernath, Archbold; two sons; Lavern, Bryan, and John, with army at Ft. Belvoir, Va.; sisters: Mrs. Clarence Leu and Mrs. Verdon Grieser, Stryker, brother, Ed. Short, Union City, Pa., and Clint J. Short, Stryker and four grandchildren.








Rites Held For Mrs. Emma (Helmuth)  Miller

Mrs. Emma Miller 73, of Archbold died Friday evening Jan. 28th at the home of a son Elvan E. Miller of route #4 Napoleon where she had been living since last August. She was born at Arthur, Illinois but had lived in this area since 1913 and was a member of Inlet Mennonite Church.

She is survived by two sons, Ervin N. Miller of Archbold, E1van E. Miller one daughter Mrs. Levi (Laura Jane) Rupp, of Wauseon, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Keim and Mrs. Clara Keim, both of Archbold, one brother LeRoy Helmuth, of Arcola, Illinois.

Services were held on Monday, Jan. 31 at Central Mennonite Church at 2:30 p.m. with the Revs. Dale Wyse, Arthur Enns and Charles Gautsche officiating. Interment was in Eckley Cemetery,. The Short Funeral of Archbold was in charge of arrangements.


In Memory Of

Emma Miller

Born

October 5, 1892

Date of Death

January 28, 1966

Services

Central Mennonite Church

Monday, January 31, 2:30 p.m.

Officiating

Rev. Dale Wyse

Rev. Arthur Enns

Rev. Charles Gautsche

Pallbearers

Ervin I. Miller William W. Rupp

Marvin J. Miller Robert L. Rupp

Elvan E. Miller Jr. Tommy A. Rupp

Interment

Eckley Cemetery

Conducted By

Short Funeral Home

 

WILLIAM H. MILLER

William H. Miller, son of John and Catherine (Knapp) Miller, was born near Archbold, Ohio, on December 3, 1868. He passed away Thursday at 1:30 p. m., March 15, 1951, at the age of 82 years, 3 months, and 12 days.

He was baptized January 7, 1869 and in his youth was Confirmed in the St. John's Reformed Church, April 18, 1884 by Rev. F. P, Hartmetz.

On February 11, 1897, officiated by Rev. Hauser; he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Winzeler, .who survives. This union was blessed with nine children all surviving. Mrs.. Oscar Root, Circleville, Miss Sadie C. Miller, Mrs. Gustave Leininger; Edmund J. Miller, Archbold, Mrs. Bruce Borton, Mrs. Clark Boyers, Mrs. Elmer Trudel, Wauseon, Mrs. Donald Klopfenstein, West Unity, and Victor W. Miller, Archbold; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Fagley, as well as many other relatives and friends survive.

He spent his entire life near Archbold. He enjoyed good health up to 7 years ago, at which time he suffered a heart ailment, but was able to be up and about, he turned sudden for the worse on February 15, and continued to, grow weaker until passing from this life.

Funeral services were conducted from Griesers Funeral Home and the St, John's Ev-Reformed church on March 18, 1951, at 2:30 p. m. Burial at Archbold cemetery.

Card Of Thanks

Our sincerest thanks to all who lent us comfort in our hour of deep sorrow.

The William H. Miller Family.

John V. Miller
(1955) Fayette Farmer Killed By Shock

Father Of 6 Touched Live Wires In Barn
From The Blade Correspondent

FAYETTE, O., Aug. 13- Services for John V. Miller, 41 year-old Gorham Township farmer, who was shocked to death early Thursday evening; will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Lockport Mennonite Church near Stryker.

Burial will be in Lockport Cemetery with arrangements in charge of the Short Mortuary, Archbold. The body is in the home.

The father of six" children, Mr. Miller died when he came in contact with two electrical wires while storing chopped hay on his farm about 4 miles southwest of Fayette.

Had Rewired Barn

Mr. Miller had repaired the barn and had rewired it, He and Doyle Robinson, 14; West. Unity, were hauling in the hay with Mr. Miller working in the mow.

The youth arrived with a: load and noticed the sputtering in a puddle of water on the barn's dirt floor. He told Mr. Miller who picked up the wires to toss them out of the puddle. The farmer was knocked off his feet by the shock and landed face down in the puddle.

Runs For Aid

The boy ran to the farm: of a neighbor for help and then went back to pull the switch which turns off the electricity.

Mr. Miller was dead when Sheriff' Loran Yoder and Dr. William Verhey arrived at the scene.

Born near Wauseon, Mr. Miller had lived in the area all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, Viola; sons, Rollin, David, Calvin and Robert; daughters, Leanne and Susan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Miller, Wauseon; brothers, Lester, Phoenix, Ariz., and Cletus, Lewis and Mahlon, all of Wauseon, and sisters, Mrs. Tena Short, Wauseon; Mrs. Rosella Nofziger, Archbold, and Mrs. Annagene Miller, Wauseon.
 

John V. Miller Is Electrocuted In Barn On Farm Near Fayette

John V. Miller, 41, Gorham township farmer, whose farm is Northwest of Harrison Lake, was electrocuted in the barn on his farm Thursday evening when he came in contact with two electrical lines while storing chopped hay:

Mr. Miller had; repaired the barn arid rewired the building.

He and Doyle Robinson, 14, West Unity were bringing hay in from the field. Doyle had just brought in a load and called Mr. Miller's attention to two electrical wires sputtering in a puddle of water on the barn floor. Mr. Miller, who was working in the barn, reached down to pick up the wires and toss them out of the puddle. He was thrown off his feet by the shock, landed face down in the puddle.

Doyle ran to a neighbor, who agreed to get help and advised Doyle to return to the barn and pull the main switch.

Loran Yoder, Sheriff of Fulton county, happened to be in the office of a Fayette physician, William VerHey. They left for the farm immediately after notifying the Fayette rescue squad.

Doyle had pulled the switch as instructed, and when the Sheriff and party arrived, Mr. Miller was found dead.

Services were held Monday afternoon at Lockport Mennonite church conducted by Revs. Walter Stuckey, Maynard Wyse, Earl Stuckey and Simon Stuckey. Burial in Lockport cemetery.

Survived by his wife, Viola; sons: Rollin, David, Calvin, and Robert; daughters Leanne and Susan; parents: Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Miller, Wauseon; brothers: Lester, Phoenix, Ariz; Cletus, Lewis, and Mahlon, all of Wauseon; and sisters: Mrs. Tena Short, Wauseon; Mrs. Rosella Nofziger, Archbold, and Mrrs. Annagene Miller, Wauseon.
 

JOHN VERNON MILLER

John Vernon Miller, son of Gideon and Lena (Nofziger) Miller, was born on Dec. 10, 1913 near Wauseon, Ohio. He met instant death by being accidentally electrocuted while working on his farm near Fayette, Ohio, on Aug. 11, 1955, at the age of 41 year, 8 mo. and 1 day.

At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal Savior united with the Mennonite Church and was faithful member of the Lockport congregation at the time of his death. For the last number of years he with his family have been attending and assisting with the services at the Salem church near Waldron, Mich.

On Jan. 30, 1938, he was united in marriage to Viola Short. To this union were born six children, Rollin Lee, Leanne Mae, Susan lone, David Dee, Calvin Jay and Robert Lynn, all at home.

Surviving him are his sorrowing companion, parents, six, children, four, brothers: Lester of Phoenix, Ariz.; Cletus, Mahlon and Lewis of Wauseon and Archbold, and Annagene at home.

He was the first in over 45 years to break the family circle of his parental home.

He was a staunch Christian, a loving husband and father, a progressive farmer and a good neighbor. He will be sadly missed in the home, community and church.

Funeral services were held at the home and at Lockport church on Monday, August 15, in charge of the local ministry. Burial in the Lockport cemetery.

Card Of Thanks

We sincerely wish to thank each and every one who helped in any way during our recent bereavement. Your kindness and sympathy is greatly appreciated. Mrs. *Verda Miller and Children.
 
 









Bob Lammon
In memory of Bob Lammon who passed away one year ago May, l, 1976.

When the ties of love are broken and our loved one had to part, it leaves a wound that never heals and an ever aching heart.

No one knows how much we miss him since he was called away, but to me who loved him dearly it seems just like yesterday.

He left us his smile and his sweet memory that the passing of time just endears, he left his laughter to ring in our hearts and comfort us all through the years.

He left us his faith in the goodness of life and his courage to seek it as such and though we are grieved that he left us, we are grateful he left us so much.

Not dead to us who loved him, not lost but gone before, he lives with us in memory and will forever more.

His Mom
 
 

MRS. RUTH LEININGER

Ruth Marie Leininger, daughter of William and Mary (Winzeler) Miller, was born August 1, 1902, near Archbold, Ohio: She passed away June 16, 1955, after an illness of three months at the age of 52 years, 10 months and 15 days.

In her youth she was confirmed in the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church of which she remained a faithful member.

She was a graduate of the Archbold High School, attended Defiance College, and taught school for several years in German Township.

On April 22; 1924, she was united in marriage to Gustave F. Leininger. Together they shared life's joys and sorrows for 31 years.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband. Gustave F. Leininger; her mother, Mrs. W. H. Miller; sisters, Mrs. Frances Root, Circleville; Sadie C. Miller, Archbold; Mrs. Mary Borton, Mrs. Clark Boyers, and Mrs. Alice Trudel, .all of Wauseon, and Mrs. Rozella Klopfenstein, West. Unity. brothers, Edmund Miller, Ridgeville Corners, and Victor Miller, Archbold.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Card Of Thanks

I wish to express my sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbors for their prayers, gifts, cards, kind deeds and' expressions of sympathy during the illness, death, and burial of my wife.

Gustave F. Leininger.









Jacob F. Leininger

Jacob F. Leininger, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael, Leininger, was born the 17th day of September, 1862 on a farm southeast of Archbold, Ohio. He was brought to the Lord in infancy through baptism at St. James Ev. Lutheran Church, where he was later confirmed remaining a member of this church throughout his life.

He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Rice on the 3rd day of March, 1887. To this union was born one son, who died in infancy.

Following a prolonged illness, Mr. Leininger passed away on the 6th of April 1941, at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 20 days.

He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, four brothers. Dr Michael of Chicago, Illinois; Dan of Archbold; Ohio; Sam of Ecorse, Michigan; Ben. of Tedrow, Ohio; and five sisters, Mrs. Louise Zulek of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Lillie Buettner of LaGrange, Illinois; Mrs. Charles Gaiman of Pettisville, Ohio; Mrs. Alva P. Shull of Wauseon, Ohio and Mrs. Lula Pantke of Brooklyn, New York, and a host of relatives and friends. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were conducted from St. James Ev. Lutheran Church at Burlington, Ohio on the 9th of' April, Rev. Otto W. Toelke officiating. Interment in the Wauseon cemetery.

Card of Thanks

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation, to all those who in any way assisted me during my recent bereavement. Mrs. Jacob F. Leininger.
 
 

MRS. ELIZABETH LEININGER

Elizabeth Leininger, the daughter of Henry Rice and his wife Eva was born in Fulton County, Ohio on September 28th, 1867. On December 15th of that same ,year she was received into God's Covenant of Grace thru the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. She reaffirmed her Baptismal vow in the Rite of Confirmation in St. John's Reformed Church of Archbold on March 13, 1883. In 1887, just 70 years ago, on March 3rd she was united in Holy Wedlock to Jacob F. Leininger. To this union was born one son.

Aunt Elizabeth spent her entire lifetime in this vicinity living the greater portion of those years in her home southeast of *Archbod. When because of her age it became increasingly difficult for her to continue alone, she was graciously received into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weber of Wauseon. There for two years she enjoyed the much needed companionship and loving care so willingly accorded her.

Since 1921 as health and weather conditions permitted, she was in attendance in our House of Worship: She was a regular and frequent guest at the Lord's Table, both in Church and in Private Communion. We know not how many were spared because of her personal prayers in their behalf.

Aunt Elizabeth departed this life last Wednesday May 15th, 1957, at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, here in Wauseon, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 17 days. *Preceeded in death by her husband, her son, six brothers, and two sisters; she leaves to mourn her passing a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon, May 18 at 2.30 o'clock, Rev. H. F. Hall officiating. Interment was made in the Wauseon cemetery.








Samuel Lantz

From The Blade Correspondent

FAYETTE, O., Aug. 25-. Samuel Lantz, 73, former mayor and councilman, collapsed of a heart attack Tuesday night on Main St. and died as he was walking home.

Born near Pettisville, he had lived here 35 years. Mr. Lantz was a. retired farmer. He served as mayor for two terms in the late 1930s and as a councilman for several years.

Mr. Lantz was a member of the Methodist Church and had served as superintendent of the Sunday School for nine years.

Surviving are his wife, Alice; daughter, Mrs. Mildred Valentine, Royal Oak, Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Ella Rupp, Mrs. Emma Rychener and Mrs. Mary Rupp, all of Pettisville, and Mrs. Cora Eicher, Ft. Wayne; brothers, Ammon and William both of Pettisville, and Ervin, Toledo, and a grandson.

Services will be held Friday: at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Union Cemetery. The body in in the Clark Mortuary.







T/Sgt. Robert L. Mahler
Missing In Action

T/Sgt. Robert L. Mahler is missing in action somewhere over France, according to information received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mahler, Friday.

The telegram from the War Department informed that he was "missing in action" since June 19 over France, and that more information would follow.

T/Sgt. Robert L. Mahler was a member of a B-17 crew which left for overseas about April 1, being with the 612th Bomb Squadron.

Letters have been received by the family since he arrived in England. His wife makes her home with his parents here in Archbold.

He enlisted in December, 1940, and spent much time at various training fields afterward, being stationed at Harlingen, Texas for a long a long time where he served as instructor. Sgt. Mahler also received further training at a field near Salt Lake City, Utah.

LEAH LIGIBIL

Leah Ligibil was born near Pettisville, Ohio on Sept. 9, 1886 and passed away at the Bert Short home in Archbold on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the age of 66 years, one month and 5 days. She had been in failing health for 7 years the last 3 of which she suffered intensely at times all of which she bore patiently and uncomplainingly.

She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour when 19 years of age, was baptized and united with the Evangelical Mennonite church in which she remained faithful until death.

Her entire life was spent in the community in which she was born and was truly a life of service for others. For many years she served as a practical nurse ministering wherever need presented itself.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, one brother Daniel and one sister, Mrs. Bert Short. She leaves to mourn her loss: five sisters: Mrs. Henry Eicher and Miss Minerva of Archbold; Mrs. Sam Nofziger of Wauseon, Mrs. Ezra Gerig, Gridley, Ill.; Miss Frieda of Sturgis, Mich., and one brother Clarence of Toledo besides a vast number of relatives and friends.

There is no prison for the soul

That dwells within God's boundless peace;

And sickness holds no dungeon walls

For one who knoweth sin's surcease;

He soars on tireless pinions high

And lives beneath the open sky.

Life's labor done as sinks the day

Light from its load the spirit flies;

While heaven and earth combine to say

How blest the righteous when he dies.

Card Of Thanks

We wish to express our deepest thanks to all who comforted and assisted us in any way during our bereavement. The Family.
 
 







JESSE LEATHERMAN

Jesse Leatherman, son of Jonas and Elizabeth Atlhaus Leatherman, was born near Archbold, Ohio, April 18, 1892, and passed away at Detwiler Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, on Monday, Sept. 17, 1956, at the age of 64 years and 5 months. Death came peacefully following a year failing health.

On Dec. 3, 1914, he was united in marriage with lnez Buehrer. This union was blessed with two children. In 1918 he united with the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Archbold in which he remained a faithful and interested member until his death. He spent his entire lifetime in the Archbold community. He was a kind neighbor, a thoughtful arid considerate husband and father.

He leaves to mourn his departure a grief-stricken wife, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Short, Archbold, and Mrs. Robert Riegsecker, Pettisville; four grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Edwin Buehrer and Mrs. Carrie Leininger, Archbold, besides a host of friends. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.

The pains of death are passed,

Labor and sorrows cease;

And Life's long warfare closed at last,

His soul is found in peace.

Soldier-of Christ well done,

Praise be thy new employ,

And with eternal ages run

Rest in thy Saviour's joy.

Card Of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks for all the kind deeds, prayers, cards, gifts and flowers, and all aid given us during the loss of our loved one. May the Lord bless you all. Mrs. .Jesse Leatherman and Family







Ervin Webster Lee

Ervin Webster Lee, son of Truman and Ida Lee, was born October 14th, 1906, in Freedom Township, Henry County.

This father, when apparently most needed to the family and home, was suddenly snatched out of this life while busily engaged in the common tasks of farm life. His untimely death was caused by accidentally coming in contact with a high voltage wire, resulting in instant death.

Mr. Lee attained the age of 34 years, 6 months, 24 days.

Ervin was converted under, the ministry of Rev. C. L. Eicher, and later affiliated with the Pettisville Missionary Church in 1932 while Rev. M. N. Amstutz was the pastor.

He was united in marriage with Miss Mabel King on November 10th, 1928, and to this union three children were born, two dying in infancy.

He is survived by his wife and daughter Evelyn, mother, Mrs. Ida Lee, and brother Howard, other relatives and many friends, and his passing is indeed a great sorrow to all who knew him.

Burial took place at the Pettisville Cemetery.

"God saw fit to take father from us,

Up in Heaven there so high,

Angels took him, oh so sudden,

With no time to say good-bye."

Card of Thanks

The family desires to thank all those who expressed their sympathy and sent the beautiful flowers, especially the ministers and the singers. Words cannot express the appreciation of the many kindnesses offered at this time. Mrs. Ervin Lee and Evelyn, Mrs. Ida Lee, Mr. Howard Lee and Family.
 
 

MABEL LEE

Mabel Lee, daughter of Samuel and Ida King, was born Dec. 20, 1903, in German Township Fulton County, Ohio.

She was converted in her youth and joined the Mennonite Church. Later she transferred her membership to the Pettisville Missionary Church, where she belong until her Home-going.

She was united in marriage with Ervin Lee on November 10th, 1928, and to this union three children were born.

She had been failing in health for some time before being admitted to the hospital in Wauseon on January 21st, where she remained for seven weeks. She was brought home on March 10th where she was confined to her bed until she passed from thislife, May 25th, 1950, to her Eternal reward, at the age of 46 years, 5 months, and 5 days. During this long illness she was patient, cheerful, and never complained. Her cheery smile was a welcome greeting to all who were permitted to enter the sick room.

She was always willing to help those who were m need, and will be missed by those who know her best.

She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn; two sisters: Louella Kulp, Myrtia King; and four brothers: Vernon, Orlen, Leon, Leroy; as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, two sisters, her beloved husband, and two children.

She appreciated the thoughtful and prayerful interest of all her friends and pastor as well as the efficient nurse who was in attendance during most of the illness.

"God saw fit to take Mother from us,

Up in Heaven there so high;

Angels took her, oh, so sudden,

With no time to say good-bye."

Card of Thanks

The family appreciates the interest and concern that has been shown during this time of sickness and wants to take this opportunity to thank each one.
 
 

Leon McQuillen

Leon McQuillen, 75, of 309 Eastwood St., Wauseon, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Fulton County Health Center Tuesday morning.

Born in Royalton Twp., he was a retired farmer of Fulton County, and had resided in Wauseon for several years. He attended the North Dover United Methodist Church, and was a former director of the Rural Electrification program of Adrian, having served as a director for over 18 years.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons, Gene of Wauseon and Don of Swanton; step-son, Richard Beaverson of Fayette; step-daughters, Mrs. Joan Schaffner of West Unity, and Mrs. Marlene Yost of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from the North Dover United Methodist Clurch Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dale Childers officiating. Interment will be in the Winameg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Edgar Funeral Home.
 
 

Hold Last Rites For Clarence J. Nofzinger

Clarence J Nofzinger, 58, died at Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Friday evening, following a heart attack suffered that morning. He had gone to work, became ill, was rushed to the hospital. Funeral services were held at Central Mennonite Church, Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., conducted by 'Revs. Walter Stuckey and P. L. Frey. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Eliza, two daughters: Leanna (Mrs. Edward Bause) and Lodema (Mrs. Walter Maust) both of Archbold; four grandchildren; two brothers John, of Archbold and *Williap of Wayland, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Moses Nofziger, Wauseon.

Deceased spent his entire lifetime in this community and for 28 years was associated with his brother John as Nofzinger Bros., in the automobile agency and garage business in Archbold.

A heart attack in 1947 made it necessary for Mr. Nofzinger to relinquish some of his responsibilities but he continued his business interests.

*as written







EMMA E. MULL

Emma E.. (Nafziger) Mull was born near Archbold, Ohio, January 8, 1874, and was called to her Eternal Home on November 14, 1947, at the age of 73 years, ten months, and six days.

On January 16,1902, she was united in marriage to Daniel Mull, and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for 22 years. To this union were born one son and, three daughters: Chauncey, Mabel (Mrs. Ira Wyse), Blanche (Mrs. Ora Grieser), and Mary (Mrs. Melvin Short}, all residing in this community.

She was preceded in death by her husband twenty-four years ago, one infant *granddson, and three. brothers. She leaves to mourn her departure: her four children, five grandchildren, three brothers; two sisters, and a large number of relatives and friends.

As a young woman she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, united with the Mennonite Church, arid remained true to her Lord until the end.

She was a loving mother, concerned for the welfare of her family, and a faithful Sister, much concerned for the welfare of the Church, where her place was seldom vacant when health permitted.

Several years ago her health 'gradually began to fail until in August of this year she spent nine days in the hospital because of a heart ailment from which she never fully recovered, and which was the cause of her sudden and unexpected death.. "The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the Name of the Lord".

All is over ,hands are folded

On a quiet peaceful, breast,

All is over, pain is *endedd,

And dear Mother is at rest.

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We wish to express our sincerest thanks to all the kind relatives and friends who have aided and sympathized with us in our deep sorrow. The Emma E. Mull Family.

* as written
 
 

In Memory Of

Raymond Nafziger

Born

April 6, 1905

Date Of Death

March 2,1965

Services

Central Mennonite Church

Friday, March 5, 2 p.m.

Ministers In Charge

Dale Wyse Charles Gautsche

Pallbearers

Richard Nafziger Donald Nofziger

Kenneth Nafziger Robert S. Short

Glen Kauffman James Short

Interment

Pettisville Cemetery

Conducted By

Short Funeral Home
 
 








ELI ROTH

Eli Roth was born April 10, 1875, on a farm 3 miles northwest of Archbold, Ohio, and died at his home in Archbold, February 20, 1955, at the age of 79 years and 10 months and 10 days.

He was united in marriage to Mary Short on March 5, 1896. To this union five children were born: four sons and one daughter.

He was converted at an early age and united with the Evangelical Mennonite Church at Archbold, Ohio, of which he was a member at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife on March 15, 1928.

He leaves to mourn their loss: five children, Mrs. Mabel Seiler of Archbold; Ralph Roth of Fayette; Elmer Roth of Toledo; Waldo Roth of Wauseon, and Dennis Roth of Archbold; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, besides many relatives and friends.

Five grandchildren, father, mother and two brothers preceded him in death.

There is no prison for the soul

That dwells within God's boundless peace

And sickness builds no dungeon walls

For one who knoweth sin's surcease

He soars on tireless pinions high

And lives beneath the open sky.

Life's labor done, as sinks the day

Light from its load the spirit flies

While heaven and earth combine to say

How blessed the righteous when he dies.

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We wish to give expression here to the deep appreciation we feel to everyone who in any way expressed sympathy to us and gave aid in the time of our bereavement in the loss of father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Eli Roth. The Family.







MRS. DANIEL P. ROTH, (Katie Reichhardt)

Katie Reichhardt Roth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Reichhardt, was born on September 10, 1884, in Fulton County, Ohio, and died at her home in Elmira, Ohio, after an extended illness on September 27, 1956, at the age of 72 years and 17 days.

Katie Reichhardt was one of a family of ten children, all of whom survive her but one, Mr. William Reichhardt, Morenci, Mich.; Mr. Louis Reichhardt, deceased; Mrs. Carl Steinbrecher. Wauseon, O.; Mr. Carl Reichhardt, Delta, O.; Mrs. Joseph Steinbrecher, Petersburg, Mich.; Mrs. John N. Roth, Archbold, O.; Mrs. Neafie Collins, Maybee, Mich.; Mrs. Roy Shadle, Toledo. O.; Mrs. Carl Lacey, Toledo Ohio.

Katie Reichhardt was united in marriage to Daniel P. Roth .on May 23, 1907 This marriage was blessed with five children: Walter and Viola of Elmira, Ohio; Earl of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Carl of Toledo, Ohio and Donald Dale who died in infancy.

There remain to mourn her departure, four children and six grandchildren, together with a large number of relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed in her community, her church and in her home.

She was a faithful and loyal member of the Zion Mennonite Church of Archbold, Ohio.

Alone unto our Father's will

One thought hath reconciled;

That He whose love *exceedth ours

Hath taken home his child.

Fold her, O Father! in thine arms

And let her henceforth be

A messenger of love between

Our human hearts and Thee.

John Greenleaf Whittier.

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We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the relatives, neighbors and friends for the flowers, memorials, cards, gifts and all acts of kindness shown-during the illness and death of our loved one. The Family of Mrs. Daniel P. Roth

*as written







DANIEL P. ROTH

Daniel P. Roth, son of Peter and Barbara Roth, was born March 1, 1881, near Archbold, Ohio and died March 31,1956, at the age of 75 years and 30 days. Death was due to a heart condition which had extended over a period of time.

He was united in marriage on May 23, 1907 to Katie Reichhardt. This union was blessed with five children: Walter and Viola of Elmira; Earl of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Carl of Toledo, Ohio, and Donald Dale who died in infancy. He was of a family of four children all of' whom *preceeded him in death.

There remain to mourn his departure, his wife, four children and six grandchildren, together with a large number of other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed in his home, his church, and his place of business in which he had been engaged for nearly fifty years.

In his young manhood, he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite church, in which faith and fellowship he remained faithful, and steadfast until death.

Funeral services were held at the central Mennonite church, Tuesday, April 3, 1956 at 2:00 p. m. conducted by Rev P L. Frey.

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We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the relatives, neighbors and friends for the flowers, memorials, cards and any other gifts and all act of kindness and help shown us during the illness and death of our loved one. To the Doctors and Nurses for kind deeds and services rendered during his illness. Also to the Ministers for their calls and words of comfort. The Family of Daniel P. Roth
 
 

GLEN EDWARD ROTH

Glen Edward Roth, son of Peter C. and Emma (Goldsmith) Roth, was born near Archbold, Ohio, April 15, 1914; and died of double pneumonia at Toledo Hospital, March 28, 1977, age 62 years.

On January I. 1935 he was married to Violet Thimlar, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Roger W.; four grandchildren; one brother, Harvey, and one sister, Flossie (Mrs. Vern Wallace).

He was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church where funeral services were held on March 31 in charge of Walter Stuckey and Keith Leinbach. Interment in Lockport Cemetery.

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We *wants to thank each one for the many kindnesses shown to us, especially for your prayers and words of comfort. God bless you. Mrs. Glen E. Roth; Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Roth and family

*as written







AMOS ROTH

Amos, son of Joseph F. and Anna Roth (nee Eicher), was born May 3, 1880, and departed this life March 5, 1955, at his farm home near Elmira, Ohio, where he was born and resided all his life, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 2 days.

On New Year's day, 1907, he was united in marriage with Emma Yoder, they together sharing life's joys and sorrows for over 48 years. This union was blessed with one son.-Benjamin.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his companion, son, and one sister, Mrs. Edwin Wyse; of Archbold, Ohio, besides a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and six sisters.

In youth he accepted Christ as his Personal Saviour, and united with the Central Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until his death, which came after a two-years' illness which he bore with much patience, always looking forward and longing for the day when the Lord would call him to come up Higher.

"Oh dear father how we miss you,

Since your place is vacant here,

But you'll never be forgotten

By the ones who hold you dear.

"The room is quiet, all is still,

The chair is vacant, 'tis God's will;

So long you waited for your rest,

We know God does just what is best."

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We want to say a-sincere Thank You for the many expressions of sympathy the flowers, cards, the prayers and all acts of kindness shown us in the sickness and death of husband and father. May the Lord bless each one. Mrs. Amos Roth and son Benjamin.







Mary Roth

Mary Roth, age 64, passed away suddenly in the home of her sister, Mrs. W. C. Rupp, Thursday afternoon. She was sewing, sitting in a chair near the dining room window and Mrs. Rupp was resting. Mr. Rupp had been uptown and when he returned found she had passed on. She had not been ill and death was due to heart attack. Funeral was held at Central Mennonite church on Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Walter Stuckey and Rev. Jesse Short. Burial in Eckley cemetery. Leaves sister, Mrs. W. C. Rupp, and brother, Mr. D. P. Roth of Elmira.







Marcus C. Rychener

Marcus C. Rychener, 79, Main Street, Pettisville, died Sunday afternoon in Fulton County Health Center where he had been a patient two days, having been in failing health several years.

Born in Holden, Missouri, he lived in Pettisville the last 75 years. He was a wholesale and retail meat distributor and retired ten years ago.

Survived by his wife, Laura: one son, Paul of Wauseon; one daughter, Mrs. David (Helen) Springer of Wauseon; two grandchildren; one brother, J. J. Rychener of Columbus.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. John United Church of Christ, conducted by Rev. Gary R. Hodges. Burial in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.







HENRY L. ROTH

Henry L. Roth, son .of Christian D. Roth and Matilda (nee) Miller was born August, 16 1879 in Henry county and passed away at the Wauseon hospital at 9:10 a.m. on *Tueseday, September 25, following a stroke, having reached the age of 72 years, 1 month and 9 days.

In 1899 he was united in matrimony to Bertha Reinke. To this union were born four children, who mourn his departure. They are: Mrs. Mabel Eicher of near Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, Mrs. Dorothy Spengler, of Archbold, Ohio; Mrs. Henrietta Lankenau of Napoleon, Ohio and Arthur C. Roth of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. Nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren, along with a host of other relatives and friends mourn his passing.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Rupp at the Reformed Mennonite church at 10:30 a. m., Friday, September 28. Burial in Lauber Hill cemetery.

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The family wishes to thank everyone who in any way helped in their time of sorrow. The H. L. Roth Family.







DAVID RICHER

David Richer, son of Christian and Catherine (Lugbill) Richer, was born in Davis County, Indiana, October 10, 1881; passed away very suddenly January 14, 1956, at Archbold, Ohio, age 74 years, 3 months and 4 days. He became a Christian when a young man and united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death.

On March 4, 1909, he was united in marriage to Ida Sauder. They were blessed with 5 children: 1 daughter, Beulah, at home; 4 sons, Lester and Lawrence of Wauseon, Ohio; Orland, who passed away in 1926, and Ora of Archbold, Ohio. Surviving are his sorrowing companion the 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers. Henry and Samuel of Wauseon, Ohio; 1 sister, Leah, Mrs. Joe Conrad, 1 grandchild also preceded him in death.

He moved to Fulton County, Ohio, in 1914 and settled on a farm near Wauseon, Ohio, until 1945 when he moved to Archbold where he lived at the time of his death due to a heart attack.

Father became ill about 2 years .ago but was well enough to be active with light duties and seldom missed a worship service when health permitted,

He was a kind husband and father, interested in the Spiritual life of' his family and church.

Services were held at the West Clinton Mennonite Church, Jan. 18, 1956, officiated by Revs: E. B. Frey, Olen Nofziger and Dan. L. Sommers. Burial was made at Pettisville Cemetery.

No one beard the footsteps

Of the angel drawing 'near,

Who took from earth to Heaven

The one we loved so dear.

Into Heaven's mansions he entered,

Never to sigh or weep.

After years with life's struggles,

Father has fallen asleep.

Card Of Thanks

We wish to gratefully acknowledge our heartfelt thanks to the many loyal friends and neighbors who gave so generously of their time, for the good food brought in, gifts of money, flowers and prayers offered in the loss of husband and father. The David Richer Family.
 
 

WALTER D. ROTH

Walter D. Roth was born near Archbold, Ohio on December 25, 1908, the eldest son of Daniel P. and Katie Reichardt Roth. He died at the age of 68 years on May 28, 1977 at the Northwest Care Center, Wauseon, Ohio, after being ill for about mile months.

As a youth he received Christian baptism and united with the Mennonite Church. He was a charter member of Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold where he faithfully attended services and participated in the congregation's program as long .as his health permitted. He served the congregation as a trustee, church council member and finance *commitee member.

On December 11, 1932, he was united in marriage with Laura Sauder, who survives him. He lived his entire life in this area and joined his father in the operation of Roth's General Store in Elmira in 1933 and since 1957 owned and operated the business along with his wife, Laura. The store was closed at the end of November. 1976 because of his growing inability to work, and the building and its contents were sold at public auction only a few weeks ago.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, James of Bridgewater, Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Becky Ball of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Viola Mauws of Elmira, and two brothers, Earl of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Carl of Birmingham, Michigan. He is also survived by three grandsons. He was preceded in death by brother, Donald, who died in infancy in 1919.

Services were held Tuesday, May 31 at 2 p.m., at Zion Mennonite Church conducted by Rev. Ellis Croyle and Rev: P. L. Frey. Burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.

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The family wish to express their gratitude and appreciation to their many relatives, neighbors and friends for the flowers, the memorial gifts and for words of sympathy and Christian understanding and encouragement shared with them during the time Walter was ill and during his passing. Words cannot say how much this was appreciated. Laura Roth, Becky Ball, James A. Roth.
 
 

ELIAS RUFENACHT

Elias Rufenacht, son of Jonas and Mary Rufenacht (Aschliman), was born in Henry County, near Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1882. Departed this life at his home near Archbold, on Oct. 7, 1953, at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 13 days.

On Feb. 15, 1906, he was united in marriage with Louisa Aschliman. They shared life's joys and sorrows together over 47 years. This union was blessed with three sons: Reo of Archbold, Olen of Wauseon, Ohio, and Maynard of Archbold.

He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing companion, 3 sons, 11 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Simeon and Ephriam, both of Archbold, besides a host of relatives and friends. One sister preceded him in death.

In .early life he accepted Christ as his Saviour, and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until his death, which came very suddenly while asleep, due to coronary thrombosis. He was a kind and loving Father and will be missed by the family, and his many friends.

"No one heard the footsteps of the Angel drawing near,

Who took from earth to Heaven the one we loved so dear.

No one knows the silent heartache, only we who .lost can tell,

Of the grief that's borne in silence, for the one we loved so well.

Card Of Thanks -

We wish to publicly express the deep gratitude we feel to kind relatives, friends, neighbors who in any way assisted in the last sad rites for our husband and Father.

Mrs. Elias Rufenacht, Mr. and Mrs. Reo Rufenacht and family, Mr. and Mrs. Olen Rufenacht and family, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Rufenacht and family.
 
 








ELDON WAYNE RUPP

Eldon Wayne, son of Chris. and Alta Rupp, was born near Elmira, Ohio, June 22, 1925 and suddenly went to be with his Lord while at Pioneer, Ohio Nov. 14, 1941, at the ag~ of 16 years, 4 months, and 23 days.

Throughout his life he was very active among those he knew best and continually making new acquaintances. He stood for principle and commanded the respect of his associates by his loving disposition.

On Jan.. 26, 1941 he accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour, and was baptized and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold, Ohio on March 23, 1941, of which he was a faithful member to the time of his departure.

Since his conversion he has been interested in doing that which was right. He expressed a desire to do gospel team work and had hoped that some day he might enter some school of religious training so training so that might be better equipped for life service.

He leaves to mourn their loss father and mother, three sisters Ilene, Edith and Marjorie; four grandparents besides many other relatives and friends.

"The call was sudden, the shock severe,

We little thought his death so near;

And only those who have lost can tell

The sadness of parting without farewell.

A precious one from us has gone,

A voice we loved is still,

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled.

Friends may think we have forgotten,

When at times they see us smile;

But they little know the heartaches

That the smile hides all the while."

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to neighbors, relatives and friends who helped us, offered help and gave consolation to our children while we were gone and to us on our return, who in any way with words, calls, cards and flowers gave us comfort in the sad loss of our son and brother Eldon.

Mr. and Mrs. Chris. E. Rupp, Ilene, Edith and Marjorie.
 
 









Mary Miller Rupp

Mary Miller Rupp, daughter of Christ. and Kathryn Miller, was born near Archbold, Ohio May 20, 1868 and passed away after several weeks of illness at the home of her daughter Mrs. Lee Nofziger, Nov. 27, 1941 at the age of 73 years, 6 months and 7 days.

She \vas united in marriage to Jeff. Rupp of Archbold on Jan. 5, 1888. To this union were born five sons and three daughters.

While yet a young mother she was converted and baptized and became a member of the Defenseless Mennonite church of Archbold of which she was a member at the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn their loss: her three daughters, Mrs. Dan. Burkholder, Mrs. Ed. Burkholder, Mrs. Lee Nofziger; f our sons. George, Nelson and Wilmer of Archbold and Roy, Chicago; 19 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Lydia Burkholder of Wauseon; one brother Henry Miller of Bryan, besides many other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, one son Raymond, one brother John Miller, 3 grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Services were held at the Defenseless Mennonite Church Sunday afternoon, Nov. 30, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Burial in church cemetery.

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Our appreciation is far greater than words can express to our kind neighbors and friends who in any way assisted us during the sickness, death and burial of mother. Mrs. Mary Rupp.
 
 

ALBERT RUFFER

Albert Ruffer, son of Benjamin and Julia Ruffer was born near Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1870 and passed away at his home in Archbold, June 2, 1951 at the age of 80 years.

He was married to Clara Berner, Feb. 4, 1902. He was baptized and confirmed May 16, 1918, in Ev. Lutheran St. Martin's church of Archbold. He lived in and near Archbold all his life.

He is survived by his wife Clara; three sons: Benjamin of Adrian, Mich., Paul E. of Stryker and Lawrence of. Bridgeport, Mich.; Daughters: Dorothy at home and Mrs. Irene McCormick of Detroit; eleven grandchildren; three brothers: Fred of Mansfield, Arnold : and Charles of Archbold; two sisters: Mrs. Fred Spiess of Archbold, Mrs. Harry Allion of Stryker. Two infant daughters preceded him in death.

He was laid to rest in the Archbold cemetery June 4, 1951.

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With grateful hearts we wish to thank all our neighbors, friends and relatives for their many acts of kindness and assistance during our recent bereavement. The Family of Albert Ruffer.
 
 

KATIE B. RUPP

Katie B. Rupp, daughter of Peter P. and Barbara Roth, was born near Archbold Ohio, Aug. 17, 1885. Died at her home near Wauseon, O., Oct. 15 1946, at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 18 days. On March 25, 1909 she was united in marriage with William C. Rupp. They lived in happy wedlock a little over 37 years, and together were blessed with five children: Bessie (Mrs. Lester Miller), Wauseon, O., Levi W., of Archbold; Glenn D., of Smithville, O., and Harold at home. Also Henry G. Rupp of Wauseon, O., and Ivah (Mrs. Vernon Ways) of Archbold who were left motherless by the death of Bro. Rupp's first companion, and were cared for as one family.

She leaves to mourn: her companion, 4 sons and 2 daughters, 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother Daniel P. Roth of Elmira, besides a host of relatives and friends. There preceded her in death, son Frederick who died in infancy, grandson, parents, sister, and brother.

Sister Katie had been in failing health for a few years, suffering from an anemic condition yet able to be about her duties, and seemed especially strong the day before her death, which *same-early-on Saturday morning after about a half hour of suffering.

In youth she accepted Christ as her Savior arid united with the Mennonite church, remaining faithful unto her end. Her seat in church was seldom vacant, and she will be missed in many places, especially in her home.

There is no final parting

For all are in His care

And those who seem to leave us

Are waiting for .us there,

Where we shall meet our loved ones

And understand at last

that dawn is always waiting

After the night is past.

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For all the many kind deeds, for the numerous flowers and to all who in any way assisted at the last sad rites for our loving wife and mother; please accept our heartfelt thanks. W. C, Rupp and Family.
 
 

SERVICES FOR

KATIE RUPP

BORN

August 17, 1885

DIED

October 5, 1946

SERVICES HELD AT

Central Mennonite Church

Monday, October 7 --2:00 p.m.

CLERGYMAN

Jesse J. Short

E. B. Frey

Henry Wyse

INTERMENT

Pettisville Cemetery
 
 







Rolland R. (Bud} Rice

Rolland R. (Bud}, Rice, son of Oliver C. and Frieda Kutzli Rice, was born in Henry County ,Ohio, March 13, 1921, and passed from this life, April 2, 1977, at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio. He had attained the age of 56 years, and 19 days.

In infancy, he was baptized in the name of the Triune God, at St. Johns Evangelical and Reformed Church of Archbold. Following instructions in the chief teachings of *Chrjstianity, in the years of his youth, he was confirmed and united in membership at St. Johns Church.

During the years of conflict in World War II, he served with distinction in the armed forces of his country.

On November 9, 1947, he was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Von Seggern, and to this happy union four sons were born.

This fine couple established their home in Clinton Twp. and also established their church home, in the transfer of his membership to St. Luke Lutheran Church, Clinton Twp., Fulton County. Here he remained ever faithful to his God and his church.

The chosen occupation of his life, was farming, but the dedication of his life, was in love and service to his family, friends, and community.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother Emerson.

With cherished memories, he leaves to mourn his loss his wife Ruth; sons Roger, Rex and Russell, all of Wauseon and Randy of Delta; mother, Mrs., Frieda Rice of Wauseon; sisters, Mrs. Lucille Bonney of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Veronica Rupp of Archbold, and Mrs. Marie Smith of West Lake, Ohio; 2 grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted from St. Luke Lutheran Church, Monday morning April 4 at 11 o'clock. Rev. Harry H. Droutz officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery, where military services were conducted by the Robinson-Gibbs post of the American Legion.

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation, to the relatives, neighbors, and friends, for the many acts of kindness and words of comfort shown us, in our bereavement, in the passing of our loved one.

Especially do we wish to thank Pastor Droutz, for his comforting ministry; the organist; soloist; the members of St. Luke congregation, for their gracious assistance; and the donors of the beautiful floral tributes and memorials.

For all of these we are more than grateful. The family of Bud Rice







Guy Pennington (June 1977)

Guy Pennington, 86, of Rt. 3. Wauseon, died Tuesday evening in the Morenci Area Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Chesterfield Township, Fulton County, lived almost all his life there. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the North Dover United Methodist Church. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Phoebe McQuillin, Wauseon; one brother, Carl F. Pennington Wauseon and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the North Dover United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Childers officiating. The interment will be in the Tedrow Cemetery.

The body will be in the Penrod Funeral Home, Wauseon until 10 a.m. Friday, when it will be moved to the church.
 
 

RICHARD LAMAR RUPP

Richard LaMar, son of Donald and Verda Rupp, was born December 9, 1949, and departed this life on the evening of December 28, 1951, at the age of 2 years, 19 days. The messenger of death came suddenly when he, with his mother and other relatives, met with a tragic automobile accident.

Richard was the only child of the family and will be greatly missed by his parents and all who learned to know and love his cheery smile.

He leaves to mourn his sudden and unexpected departure, his grief-stricken parents; grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Rupp,. Mr. and Mrs. Serenus Schrock; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stuckey, Mr. Simon Rupp, and Mrs. Ida Schrock, all residing in this vicinity, and Mrs. Anna Ropp of Pigeon, Mich., and many other relatives and friends.

"The lights are out in the Mansion of Clay;

The curtains are drawn, for Dickie's away;

He silently slipped o'er the threshold by night,

To make his abode in the City of Light."

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We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the kind deeds, prayers, cards, gifts and flowers at the death of our son, and grandson. May the Lord richly bless you. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rupp, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Rupp and Family,
 
 

Robert Rupp

From The Blade Correspondent

ARCHBOLD, O., March 17 Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Tedrow *Menonnite Church for Robert L. Rupp, 24, of Wauseon, who was killed in a car-train collision yesterday.

Burial will be in Tedrow Cemetery. The Short Mortuary is in charge.

Mr. Rupp was employed by the Grieser Trucking Co., Archbold, for the last eight months. He was a native of near here and was a member Inlet *Menonnite Church near Chesterfield.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Rupp, Wauseon; sisters, Mrs. Betty, Falkinburg, Redondo: Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Elaine Nofzinger, Morenci, Mich.; Mrs. Judith Metz, Fayette, and Emagene and Laureen Rupp, both Wauseon; brothers, William, Wauseon; Tommy, Fremont, and Peter, Wauseon.
 
 

In Memory Of

Robert L. Rupp

Born

November 25, 1941

Date of Death

March 16, 1966

Services

Tedrow Mennonite Church

Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m.

Ministers Officiating

Dale Wyse Roy Sauder

Pallbearers

Paul Keefer
Gene Klopfenstein
Neree Emmons
Edwin Blosser
Kendall Pennington
Richard Rupp

Interment

Pettisville Cemetery

ConductedBy

Short Funeral Home
 
 








LEAH WERDER

Leah Werder, daughter of Joseph B. and Barbara (Short) Short, was born February 20, 1884, in Fulton County, Ohio, and passed to her eternal reward at the Bryan Community Hospital Thursday afternoon, April 7, 1977, at the age of 93 years l month and 18 days.

On March 15; 1911, she was united in marriage with Elmer P. Werder. This union of nearly 32 years was broken by the passing of Elmer on January 17, 1943. To this marriage was born one daughter, Marjory (Mrs. Dan B.) Wyse, of West Unity, Ohio.

Surviving, in addition to Marjory, are four granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, I. J. Short, of Wauseon, Ohio; and a host of relatives and friends. One grandson preceded her in death.

Gram accepted Christ at an early age, and united with the Central Mennonite Church. She later transferred her membership to the Lockport Congregation when it was formed, and was a faithful member there until her death. She was faithful in her attendance until she was physically unable. A verse of Scripture which seems to fit Gram so well is found in Psalms 122:1, "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord."

Gram lived all her life in the Fulton-Williams County area. Following the death of her husband, she made her home with her daughter, Marjory and family, until the final few weeks of her life. Her cheerful spirit will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Services were held Easter Sunday, April 10, 1977, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lockport Mennonite Church conducted by Rev. Keith Leinbach and Rev. Walter Stuckey. Burial was in the Lockport Cemetery.

Card of Thanks

Perhaps you sent a lovely card,

Or sat quietly in a chair.

Perhaps you sent a funeral spray,

If so we saw it there.

Perhaps you spoke the kindest words,

As any friend could say;

Perhaps you' were 'not there at all;

Just thought of us that day,

Whatever you did to console our hearts,

We thank you so much whatever the part.

Dan, Marjory 'and Martha Wyse

Gerald, Marilyn and Kerri Short

Andy and Sherri Brodbeck

Lowell, Marlene, Judi and Jan Beck

Paul, Carol, Pam, Paula and Patsy Stuckey







Mrs. Virgil Short

Mrs. Irma Ann Short, 42 of near Stryker, died in her home Saturday night.

Survived by her husband, Virgil; daughter, Mary, and sons: Allen Joe, Ned and Tim, all of Stryker; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Stamm; Archbold; sisters: Mrs. Carrie Stockburger, West Unity; Mrs. Luther Shetler, Bluffton and Mrs. Glen Roth, Mrs. Maurice Kauffman, Mrs. James Eicher, all of Archbold; brothers, Paul Stamm, Denver Stamm and Duane Stamm,. all of Archbold, Harold Stamm, Wauseon.

Services were held Tuesday afternoon at Evangelical Mennonite church at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. H. E. Bertsche, Freeman Aeschliman and Walter Stuckey. Burial in Lockport cemetery.







Harmon Fielitz

Harmon Fielitz, age 68, died suddenly in his car while 3 miles from his home near Harlan, Indiana, Saturday morning. Death was due to heart attack.

Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church in Grabill, Tuesday afternoon. Burial in Leo, Indiana cemetery. He leaves widow, five sons, 2 daughters and 9 grandchildren.
 
 

Henry Stuckey

Henry Stuckey, age 66, passed away in his home near Leo, Ind., Tuesday evening. He had been ill for some time. Funeral arrangements had not been made up to last evening. He leaves widow, two sons, four daughters, seven grandchildren, step-mother, three brothers, three half-brothers, sister four half-sisters.
 
 

George K. Russell

The funeral service of George K. Russell, nearly 80 years of age, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the U. B. church east of Zone. Interment in cemetery west of Zone. Leaves widow, daughter, son, six grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, and brother.







Fred N. Yedica

Fred N., son of Frederick and Caroline Yedica, was born near Pettisville, O., June 18, 1875.

Died at his home near Archbold, O., Aug. 7, 1942, at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 20 days. On Jan. 28, 1887, he was united in marriage with Caroline E. Baer. To this union was born one son, Henry. Caroline died Sept. 9, 1900.

He was again united in marriage to Leah C. Nofziger Oct. 10, 1901. To this union was born one daughter, Mary (Mrs. Oscar Beck). Leah died April 23, 1938.

On July 28,1940, he was again united in marriage with Mrs. Martha Roth. They together shared their joys and sorrows of life a little over two years.

He leaves to mourn his departure his companion; one son and one daughter; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Martin, of Swanton; O.; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Buchhop, Napoleon, O.; Mrs. Scott Thornton of Youngstown, O.; Mrs. Henry Kniernim of Blissfield, Mich.; two step-sons; five step-grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. There preceded him in death his parents; one grandchild, Henry, Jr.; one brother, Emil; three sisters, Ida, Gusta and Anna.

In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a member till death, which came after five months of suffering from cancer. During his affliction he often expressed his desire that his children and grandchildren might be saved.

Remember friends as you pass by,

Asyou are now, so once was I.

As I am now, soon you shall be

Prepare for death and follow me.

Card of Thanks

We wish to publicly express our deep gratitude to all kind neighbors and friends who in any way assisted during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Martha Yedica and the children.
 
 

ABRAHAM J. WYSE

Abraham J. Wyse, son of Jeptha and Mary (King) Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, on November 15, 1868, and died April 1, 1951. Death followed a short period of illness.

On March 31, 1892 he was united in marriage to Sarah E. Short. To this union were born five children, Chauncey and A. L. of Stryker, Harry and Mattie, Mrs. Phil Frey of Archbold, Ohio, and Roy, who preceded him in death in November 1941. On March 9, 1938 his wife passed away and since that time he has resided in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phil Frey. His departure is mourned by the remaining four children, ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Nofziger and Mrs. Elizabeth Short, and one brother, Elmer, and a large number of relatives and friends.

He was of a very kind and congenial disposition and was loved by all who knew him.

In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and became a member of the Central Mennonite Church and remained a loyal member until death.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom, and point me to .the skies;

Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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We wish to express our: thanks and appreciation for all assistance and expressions of sympathy during the illness and death of our father. The Abe Wyse Family.







JEFFERSON C. WYSE

Jefferson C. Wyse, son of Christian J. and Magdalena (Stutzman) Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1886. And on Oct. 12, 1952, he very peacefully said "I'm going!" and fell asleep in Jesus at his home in Stryker, Oliio, at the age of 66 years and 22 days.

On Nov. 27, .1906, he was united in marriage to Emma Short, with whom he shared the joys and sorrows of life for a little over 41 years. On Feb. 7, 1948, she was taken from his side by death. This union was blest with 3 sons and 4 :daughters.

He is survived by six children, Harold J., Clela (Mrs. Wilbur Detter), Berneda (Mrs. Delmar Beck), Donald J., Jefferson Jr., of Archbold, Ohio, and Mae (Mrs. Raymond Richer), of Wauseon, Ohio. Also 18 grandchildren, 2 brothers: Will, Detroit, Mich., and Dan, Archbold, Ohio; 4 sisters; Mrs. Dan Rupp, Wauseon, Ohio; Mrs. L. B. Frey, Pettisville, Ohio; Mrs. Ezra Short and Mrs. Lewis Britsch, Archbold, Ohio, and many other relatives arid friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, companion, one daughter, Nola May, who died at the age of 15 months, two brothers and two sisters.

He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in youth, united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death.

After the death of his companion he continued to live in his home in Stryker, Ohio. Many lonely days and bodily afflictions during this time drew him close to his Lord. His concern for his family and spiritual things grew as the days passed by until the Lord saw fit to take him home. May we glorify God and say with Job of old, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord!"

One we loved is gone forever,

From this world of pain and tears,

How we'll miss his tender councils

Which we treasured through the years.

O! Dear father, how we miss you

Since your place is vacant here,

But you'll never be forgotten:

By the ones who hold you dear.

Card Of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness during the last rites of our dear father and grandfather. The Family







JUNIOR CHRIS WYSE

Junior Chris Wyse was born near Stryker, Ohio, April .22, 1921. At the age of 14 he gave his life to Christ as his Lord and Savior and accepted the right hand of fellowship in Mennonite Church to which he has contributed in many ways to express his deep convictions and faith.

On Nov. 25, 1943 he was united in marriage to Donna Lugbill. God blessed their union with three children. His family has always been the object of his .deepest devotion.

His smile and optimistic outlook will be greatly missed in the circle of his friends, fellow-churchmen, and co-workers. His concern has been that others might know the joy and peace of Christian living.

He leaves us all with us all with a challenge of faithfulness to our Lord, but most of all the challenge is for young men his own age and responsibility to accept the opportunities of being a loving "daddy" to their own family and children.

He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, Donna Lugbill Wyse; three children, Marcia, Karlin, and Candice; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wyse; three brothers, Mahler, Warren and Marvin, and a host of relatives and friends.
 
 

CHARLES YODER

Charles Jay Yoder, son of Oscar and Frieda (Zaerr) Yoder was born April 3, 1938, near Wauseon, Ohio, and on September 15, 1956 departed this life at the of 18 years, 5 months and 13 days. The Lord called him home very suddenly and unexpectedly as the result of a fall while helping erect a silo; five and a half miles south of Farmer, Ohio.

Charles is the first to break this family circle. He leaves to mourn his very sudden departure loving sweetheart, Janice Nofziger his sorrowing parents 1 sister, Buetta (Mrs, Marlin Rupp) Pettisville, Ohio; 2 brothers, Robert and LaMar, both at home, two nieces and a nephew and a host of relatives and friends.

As a young boy Charles accepted Christ as his personal savior and united with the West Clinton Mennonite church where he remained a faithful member. until death. He was always willing to help and to be used in the program of the church and in the youth activities. His pleasing personality and cheerful disposition won him many friends in his short span of life.

He will be sadly missed in the home, in the community and in the church. We keenly feel our loss, but we submit to the all wise providence of God, and say with Job of old, "The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the Name of the Lord."

He is gone, yet not forgotten--

Years have made him rich, indeed;

And the life of Christ he lived for

Has fulfilled his every need.

He was rich in all the glory

Of a kindly well lived life

But an older, greater Master

Set aside his hours of strife;

So he sits enthroned in heaven--

Waiting there to greet each friend;

Happy in his new found palace

Through all eternity which has no end.

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The family wishes to express their "sincere thanks" to all neighbors, friends and relatives--for prayers in their behalf, for words of comfort, and assistance in any way during the death and burial of Charles.







PEARL M. (ZAERR) YODER

Pearl M. (Zaerr) Yoder, daughter of Isaiah and Sara (Wyse) Zaerr, was born February 1, 1893, near Archbold, Ohio, and peacefully slipped away to be with Jesus on October 28, 1952, at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, at the age of 59 years, 8 months and 27 days.

On January 8, 1918, she exchanged marriage vows with Roy E. Yoder. They enjoyed life together for a little over 34 years. Four children came to bless their home: two sons, Orland, who passed on at the age of 6, and Kenneth, who was called away at the age of 19, and two daughters, Mary Jane, and Rutheda (Mrs. Robert G. Short).

Her loving companion, two daughters, two grandsons, Randon Lee and Royce Brian; one brother, Raymond Zaerr, and three sisters, Jessie (Mrs. Raymond Yoder), Mary (Mrs. Alison Ledyard), and Frieda (Mrs. Oscar Yoder) survive.

In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member.

On Monday evening Rutheda and family were home for supper and all enjoyed a happy evening together, never thinking that in less than three hours Mother would be gone.

She was a kind, loving and considerate Mother and Wife and will be greatly missed, but our loss is her gain.

Like a ship that's left its moorings

And sails bravely out to sea,

So Mother dear has sailed away

In calm serenity,

But there's a promise of a greater joy

Than earth could have in store,

For God has planned a richer life

Beyond the Unseen Shore.

Card Of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness of friends and relatives during our great loss. Roy Yoder and Mary Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Short.
 

RUDY A. YODER

Rudy A., son of Andrew and Sara (Hershberger) Yoder, was born April 27, 1870, in Stark County, Indiana, and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus April 6, 1953, at his home near Archbold, Ohio, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 10 days.

He was united in marriage with Fannie Nafziger, November 16, 1893. This union was blessed with 9 children: 5 daughters, Mrs. Alma Liechty of Grabill, Indiana; Sarah; Mrs. Ira Rupp of Wauseon, Ohio; Mrs. Orpha Miller of Canton, Ohio; Ilva at home, and Dorothy, deceased; 4 sons, Roy and Oscar of Wauseon, Ohio; Raymond of Archbold, and Wilbur of Midland, Michigan.

He also leaves one brother, Andrew, of Harrisburg, Oregon; 2 half-sisters, Malinda, Mrs. Will Hershberger and Mrs. Ada Yoder, both of Goshen, Indiana; half-brother Samuel Mishler of N Ashville, Tennessee; 31 grandchildren and 5 great-grandsons.

His companion preceded him in death on March 26, 1923. Also 1 daughter, 2 grandsons, 2 brothers :and one sister.

In his early life he accepted Christ as his Personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church near Topeka, Indiana. Later moving to Archbold, Ohio, he transferred his membership to the Central Mennonite Church, of which he was a member until death.

His place was not vacant at the house of the Lord when health permitted and he will be missed in the home, in the church and in the community.

Father was tired and weary,

Weary with toil and pain,

But he's resting now from his labor

Never to suffer again.

No one heard the footsteps,

-Of the Angel draw near

Who took from earth to heaven

The one we loved so dear.

Into heavens mansions he entered

Never to sigh or weep,

After years of life struggles

Father has fallen asleep.

Card Of Thanks

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all their friends and neighbors who assisted in any way in the death and burial of father. And especially to the neighbors for the flowers. The Family







BENJAMIN SEILER

Benjamin Seiler, son of Peter and Lydia Seiler was born near Archbold, Ohio, June 22, 1892 and passed away in his home on Wednesday, January 23 at the age of 59 years, 7 months and 1 day. He had been failing in health for the past year and death was brought on by a heart ailment from which he suffered intense pain for seven weeks.

On December 15, 1917 he was united in marriage with Mabel Roth. This union was blessed with 7 children of whom 2 daughters survive.

In February 1928 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Evangelical Mennonite church in which he remained a member until his death.

He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing wife, two daughters, Eldora May at home; Mrs. Mary Jane. Blosser and son-in-law Marquis Blosser of West Unity; three brothers; Frank and Henry of Archbold; Amandus of Carson City, Mich.; and 5 sisters: Mrs. Mary Ann Brace of Archbold; Mrs. Elizabeth Stoll of Wauseon; Mrs. Alice Fricke, Defiance; Miss Ida Seiler and Mrs. J. L. Fricke of Archbold beside a host of relatives and friends.

The pains of death are passed,

Labor and sorrow cease;

And life's long warfare closed at last,

His soul is found in peace.

Soldier of Christ, well done,

Praise be thy new employ;

And while eternal ages run,

Rest in-thy Saviour's joy.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to our friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness and words of sympathy shown us during the sickness and passing of our loved one. The Family
 
 

LUCINA STUCKEY

Lucina, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Paight) Stuckey, was born February 21, 1867, in Fulton County, Ohio, and passed away at the Blosser Nursing Home June 26, 1951; aged 84 years, 4 months, and *and 6 days.

After the death of her mother, when she was 10 years old, she made her home at different places in the community.

In October 1884, she with her father and younger brothers and sisters moved to Arkansas where she assumed the responsibility of caring for the home. In 1909, she returned to Ohio where she made her home with her sister Mina and brother Peter.

She was cared for in the Nursing Home for the last five months.

Upon the confession of her faith in her Lord and Savior, she was baptized April 14, 1951, and added to the Church of God In Christ, Mennonite. At different times she expressed her peace with God and desiring to go and be at home with Him.

Surviving are brothers Peter of Archbold, Ohio, and Christ of Wooster, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Fannie Weber of Stuttgard, Arkansas, and Mrs. Cassie Musser of Marshallville, Ohio. A large number of relatives and friends also mourn their loss.

Her parents and two sisters, Mary Davis and Mina, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home, Sunday morning, July 1, 1951, at 10:30 o'clock. Ministers officiating were: C. L. Gearig and Reno Hibner. Interment was made in Eckley cemetery.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the neighbors and friends, for the many acts of kindness and words of sympathy shown us during long illness and. passing of our loved one. Especially do we wish to thank the ministers C. L. Gearig and -Reno Hibner for their words of comfort, the quartet for their beautiful songs, the donors of the floral tributes, and all who aided in any way. We are more than grateful. Brothers and Sisters, Nieces and Nephews of Lucina Stuckey.


Memorial Service Sunday

For Cpl. Donald Thrasher,

At Pettisville Auditorium

Soldier First Reported "Missing In Action" ---Was

One Of The Thousand Who Lost Lives In Sea

Disaster Enroute To Combat Zone








Memorial services for Cpl. Donald W. Thrasher, 27, who lost his life in action, Nov. 27, 1943, will be held in the Pettisville School auditorium, Sunday afternoon, June 4, 3:00 fast time.

Cpl. Thrasher was first reported "missing in action" Dec. 28 when his wife then residing at Zone, received word from the War department informing her he was missing Nov. 26.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thrasher who reside near Archbold.

Through correspondence they learned that Cpl. Thrasher was a member of a group of men who had been stationed at Oran, Africa who were being sent on a troop ship to India. When their boat was torpedoed, 1,000 men were lost and 1,000 were saved.

Mrs. Thrasher received a telegram from the War department, May 16, informing that her husband had been dead since Nov. 27, after having been reported missing in action; stating a letter would follow.

Rev. J. R. Stanforth, pastor of Wauseon First Methodist church, will be the speaker at the memorial service, Sunday, in Pettisville auditorium Cpl. Thrasher attended high school there for two years.

Cpl. Thrasher was married Nov. 20, 1941 to Pauline Ernst, They have one daughter Kathleen Mae, now 17 months old.

Donald W. Thrasher entered military service Jan. 15, 194s with a contingent from Henry county. He received training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; Dyersburg, Tenn.: Brookley Field, Ala., and left Norfolk, Va.,. for overseas duty in October. His wife and his parents received a number of letters after his arrival at Oran, Africa, Octber 15.

Through correspondence with survivors of the sinking ship which cost Cpl. Thrasher his life, the family has learned what is known of the fate of the ship bound for India. This report was confirmed by news stories recently released by the Office of War Information.

Cpl. Trasher was well-known in this community, had many friends who share with the family their grief in the loss of Donald, husband, father and son, who served with Uncle Sam's forces.

Surviving are his wife Pauline, daughter Kathleen Mae, parents, brother Lester and sister Dorothy; nieces and nephews: Larry Thrasher, Delmer and Audrey Gasche, Phyllis and Thelma Ernst; Francita Brown and Larry Ernst.

Mrs. Donald Thrasher and daughter are now staying in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thraher.

Cpl. Donald W. Thrasher

Memorial services for Cpl. Donald W. Thrasher, 27, who lost his life in a sea disaster, Nov. 27, 1943 were held at the Pettisville high school auditorium, Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. R. Stanforth of First Methodist church, Wauseon, giving the memorial sermon.

Cpl.Thrasher was first reported "Missing In Action" in a message to his wife, Dec. 28 and last week a telegram came from the War Department advising he had lost his life when the ship on which he was being transferred from Africa to India was sunk, 1,000 men being lost, and 1,000 surviving.

Cpl. Thrasher is survived by his wife Pauline, daughter Kathleen Mae; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thrasher; brother Lester and sister, Dorothy.

A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the Memorial Service. Pettisville, Archbold and Ridgeville American Legion Posts attended as well as service men at home on furlough. Special music was provided by the Mennonite Men's Quartet accompanied by Miss Valetta Taylor.
 
 

Barbara Sauder

Barbara, daughter of Jacob and Christena King, was born Dec. 13, 1856 in Fulton county, Ohio; died in the home of her daughter Mrs. Menno Grieser, May 1, 1941, at the age of 84 years, 4 months, 18 days.

In her younger years she accepted Christ as her Savior and became a member of the Amish Mennonite church and remained faithful until death. On October 7, 1875 she was united in marriage to Daniel Sauder who for many years was a faithful Deacon in the church and preceded her in death, Nov. 28, 1921.

To this union were born four sons and seven daughters: Mrs. Jonathan Nofziger, Jacob, Mrs. Menno Grieser, Daniel, Mrs. Enos Roth (deceased), William, Mrs. David Richer, Emanuel, Mrs. Lydia Goldsmith, Minnie (deceased), and, Mrs. Harry Goldsmith, all of this community.

Her death came; unexpectedly, having been in her, usual health and enjoyed a fair night, she passed away in the early morning.

There remain to mourn her departure four sons, five sons, five daughters, forty-six grandchildren and forty great-grandchildren, one sister, and many other relatives and friends.

Her husband, two daughters, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren preceded her in death.

Funeral services at the Central Church were conducted by E. B. Frey, Jesse Short and Henry Wyse. Text Psa. 17:15.

Softly and peacefully mother passed away

From earth to heaven to make her stay;

Long and patiently she waited for the call.

Now in Heaven she is waiting for us all.

Mother dear, you're not forgotten,

Though on earth you are no more.

Still in memory you are with us

As you always were before.

Card of Thanks

The family wishes to, express; their heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and' friends who so kindly assisted us in the death and burial of Mother. The Daniel Sauder Family.
 
 

CHARLES L. SCHMUCKER

Charles L. Schmucker, son of Joseph L. and Anna (Roth): Schmucker, was born August 10, 1885 near Stryker, O., and passed away at his home in Pettisville, O., January 24, 1965 at the age of 69 years, 5 months, and 14 days. After being bereft of his mother early in life, he lived for a while in Indiana, but spent the most of his life in Williams and Fulton counties in Ohio having farmed near Pettisville for 43 years. Charles gave his heart to the Lord in his youth and served Him devotedly until death. He united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member in the West Clinton congregation. On November 18, 1905 he was united .in holy matrimony, with Hannah Freyenberger and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for nearly 50 years.

Their home was blessed with 4 sons and 1 daughter; George of Reedly, California; Earl of South :Bend, Ind.; Harold and Carl of Pettisville, Ohio and Grace, (Mrs. Willard King) of Wauseon, Ohio. Surviving are his sorrowing companion, 5 children, 13 grandchildren, 5-great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Calvin of Hillsdale, Michigan; an aged aunt, Katie Roh of Elkhart, Indiana, besides many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, 1 sister Minnie (Mrs. P. R. Lantz) and 3 grandchildren.

His health began to fail in the past year and on December 5 he suffered a stroke from which he never recovered. He bore his pain and suffering with much patience, claiming God's promise, "My grace is sufficient for thee." The ready smile which he had even in the midst of affliction and trial was evidence of the deep peace within his heart. He was a loving husband and father in the borne, a pillar of faith in the church, having been a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. His Godly influence and presence in the home; in the church, and in the community will be greatly missed

Softly and peacefully, Father passed away,

From earth to Heaven to make his stay,

Long and patiently he waited for the call,

Now in Heaven he is waiting for us all.
 

His room is empty, all is still,

His place is vacant; -it was God's will,

Yet we miss him how we miss him,

When we see his vacant chair.

He is gone but not forgotten,

May we meet him over there.

Card of Thanks

The family expresses thanks to all who assisted in any way in the illness and death of their love one.







EMANUEL STUCKEY

Emanuel Stuckey, son of' Peter C. and Anna (Short) Stuckey, was born near Stryker, Ohio, April 12, 1878 and passed away from this life at the home of his son Marlin near Archbold, O., on Wednesday, March 3; 1954, at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 19 days.

On Jan. 10, 1901, he was united in marriage, to Sarah King, who passed away on Sept. 18, 1939. Shortly after their marriage he was converted and together with his wife joined the Mennonite Church. To this faith he has continued through the remainder of his life and was a regular attendant at the Lockport Church as long as his health permitted.

To this union were born three children: Ilva Ann, Mrs. Harvey Grieser of Wauseon., O., Marlin K. and Denver N. of Archbold, O. To his family he has been a devoted companion and father and a dependable counselor whose advice was always Christian. He was a good neighbor and a wide circle of friends sorrow at his departure.

Besides his children and their companions he is survived by 12 grandchildren, five brothers and five sisters. The brothers and sisters are: Samuel of Wauseon, O.; Peter of Stryker, O.; Mrs. Lizzie Nofziger of Archbold, O.; Mrs. Mary Miller, of Louisville, O.; Aaron of Wauseon, O.; Dan of Stryker, O.; Mrs. Sarah Klinger of Archbold, O.; Elmer of Archbold, O.; Mrs. Malinda Shory of West Unity, O,; and Mrs. Leah Stevens of Wauseon, O.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one grandchild, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at the Grisier Funeral Home and at the Lockport church on Saturday, March, 6, 1954, conducted by the Lockport ministry. Burial in the Lockport cemetery.
 
 

"We watched his breathing through the night,

His breathing soft and low,

As in his breast the wave of life,

Kept heaving to and fro.

Our very hopes belied our fears,

Our fears our hopes belied, --

We thought him dying when he slept

And sleeping when he died."

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our appreciation and gratitude to a1l neighbors, friends and relatives, who have extended help, expressed sympathy in any way during the illness and passing of our dear father.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Grieser and family; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin K. Stuckey and family; Mr. and Mrs. Denver Stuckey and family.







Elisa Short, nee Ligibel,
MRS. BERT SHORT

Elisa Short nee Ligibel, born Nov. 28, 1882, near Pettisville, Ohio. Her pilgrimage on earth ended while receiving treatment at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio at the age of 64 years, 11 months and _______ days. She had' been failing in health for approximately nine months.

Her entire life was spent in the vicinity of Pettisville and Archbold. Marriage vows were made with Albert Short, Dec. 23, 190?. Three sons blest this home. She chose the: life of conscientious duty to her home, her community and her church. Her sympathy and cares were unselfish, reaching beyond the home. Early in life she confessed Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold, O. A confidence in God pervaded her life.

Bereft of her departure are her devoted husband; three sons, John L., and Harold J., of Stryker, O. and Robert W., attending Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich.; one brother, Clarence J., of Toledo; six sisters: Mary (Mrs. Henry Eicher), Leah, and Minerva of Archbold, Ida (Mrs. Sam Nofziger) of near Pettisville, Fannie. (Mrs. Ezra Gerig) of near Gridley, Ill., and Frieda of Ann Arbor, Mich., five grandchildren besides many other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were one brother and one grandchild.

Lord, it belongs not to my care

Whether I die or live;

To love and serve Thee is my share,

And this Thy grace must give.

If life be long, I will be glad,

That I may long obey

If short, yet why should I be sad

To soar to endless day:

Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet

Thy blessed face to see;

For if Thy work on earth be sweet,

What will Thy glory be!

Card of Thanks

We wish to heartily thank each and all who have in any way assisted, or expressed sympathy during the prolonged illness; death, and burial of our companion and mother. The Bert Short Family.
 
 







(September 17, 1941) Thirteen

Since January 1, 1941, 13 people have lost their lives in automobile accidents in Fulton county, the latest victims being Benj. Eicher of Elmira and Miss Inez Lett of Prattville, Mich., these accidents occurring within an hour on Sunday evening.
 
 

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