Lydia Arisman STRAIN Obituary
(From the 16 July 1897 Wellsville (MO) Optic-News)
Mrs. Lydia Strain died at her residence near this place Monday of general debility, aged about 77 years and 6 months.
She was born in Virginia in 1820 and married in Indianapolis in 1842 to James Harvey Strain, and moved to Missouri in 1859.
Had she lived till the 14th of this month she would have been married 55 years.
She united with the Methodists when 19 years of age.
She leaves husband and five children, 22 grandchildren and 12 great grand children to mourn her loss.
She was a devoted wife and mother and a good neighbor.
The remains were interred at the White burying ground two miles north of town Tuesday morning after services at the grave conducted by Elder C. C. Hill.
Louisa Ellen STRAIN WORLAND Obituary
(From the 26 November 1939 Montgomery (MO) Standard)
Dunn, Gertrude Sharp, wife of Robert Dunn, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., and died in Oklahoma, Dec. 2, 1909, in her 75th year. Four sons and 4 daughters survive. Gertrude also has 3 brothers and 2 sisters living.
Dunn -- Robert Dunn was born in Ireland, Jan. 2, 1818, and moved to Mifflin Co., Pa., in early manhood. He died at his home in Oklahoma, Dec. 25, 1909, aged 81 y. 11 m. 23 d.
(Gospel Herald, January 27, 1910, pp. 703-704. Mennobit Project)
Hartzler, David E., was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., May 6, 1842; died Sept. 17, 1925; aged 83 y. 4 m. 21 d. The cause of his death was heart trouble. In early life he moved with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., and from there to Cass Co., Mo., in 1870. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in youth, and remained a faithful member until death. He was married to Mary Yoder Nov. 14, 1872. She died July 5, 1909. To this union were born five children (Charles O., Josephine May, Sarah Elizabeth, and two children who died in infancy). In February, 1911, he was married to Elizabeth Fordenwalt, who died shortly afterwards. Jan. 8, 1914, he was married to Salina Sharp, who survives him. He also leaves a son (Charles O.), nine step-children, five grandchildren, two brothers (John J. and Abram -- the former a bishop for many years), and a host of relatives and friends. He was a kind, devoted father, grandfather, and husband, and was loved by all who knew him. Funeral services Oct. 1, at Sycamore Grove Church, conducted by Bros. L. J. Miller and I. G. Hartzler. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
"He was toiling yet at sunset,
But his race was almost o'er;
God grant that we all may meet him
On that bright celestial shore."
(Gospel Herald, October 22, 1925, page 623, Mennobit Project)
Miller -- Samuel Sharp, son of John and Anna (Sharp) Miller, was born near Neshannock Falls, Lawrence Co., Pa., March 3, 1857; died May 2, 1936; aged 79 y. 1 m. 28 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Maple Grove Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until death. On Feb. 1, 1883, he was united in marriage to Sarah A. Zook. To this union were born 7 children (Mrs. S. K. Lapp, Mrs. H. B. Kaufman, Mrs. E. J. Detweiler, John H., Harvey R., and Alvie E., one son preceded him in death. He is survived by his invalid wife, 6 children, 22 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Nancy S. Miller), 1 brother (D. S. Miller). Funeral services were conducted May 5 by E. F. Hartzler, assisted by E. J. Zook and E. F. Zook. Burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
(Gospel Herald, May 21, 1936. Mennobit Project)
Sharp -- David Sharp was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Sept. 9, 1825; died in Harrisonville, Mo., April 15, 1916; aged 90 y. 9 m. 6 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life, in which faith (he often said in the close of his earthly journey) he wished to live and die. He said he was ready, and seemed anxious to depart this life. He was a member of the Sycamore Grove Church until he with his second wife moved to Harrisonville, Mo. He their took out his church letter, which he held at the time of his decease. While in Harrisonville he worshiped with the First Baptist Church. On Nov. 17, 1850, he was married to Susanna Yoder. Six children were born, of whom 3 survive (Mrs. Emma Zook, A. J., and Iddo Sharp). He also leaves 7 grandchildren and 1 sister (Mrs. Lea Zook) of Belleville, Pa. Funeral services at the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville, Mo., by Geo. C. Monroe. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
(Gospel Herald, May 25, 1916, p. 143. Mennobit Project)
Sharp -- Eula Florence, daughter of Levi and Cora Sharp, was born near Montreal, Mo., Mar. 1, 1915; died of diphtheria at her home near Hubbard, Oreg., Aug. 26, 1924; aged 9 y. 5 m. 26 d. She leaves father, mother, three sisters, one brother, two grandmothers, a host of relatives and friends. Eula was a faithful little worker in children's meeting and Sunday school. A short burial service was held in the Zion Cemetery, where her little form was peacefully laid to rest during the silent hours of the night at 11 o'clock P. M., Aug. 29. Memorial services were held at the Zion Church Sunday, Sept. 21, conducted by A. P. Troyer and E. Z. Yoder. Text. Mark 10:13-15. "A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our house Which never can be filled."
(Gospel Herald, October 16, 1924, p. 575. Mennobit Project)
Sharp -- Bro. Gideon Sharp was born in Mifflin Co., June 28, 1847; died May 28, 1908; aged 60 y. 11 m. He leaves a sorrowing wife, two sons, seven daughters and sixteen grandchildren, to mourn his departure. One daughter and two
grandchildren preceded him to the spirit world. His seat was seldom vacant at services. The bereft family has the sympathy of the brotherhood. Funeral services were held at the A. M. Church at Fairview by E. A. Bontrager and Menno Esch. Text, Ecc. 9:12. Burial took place in the Fairview Cemetery.
(Gospel Herald, July 4, 1908, p. 223. Mennobit Project)
Sharp -- Lizzie K. Sharp, daughter of Simon H. Yoder, was born near Reedsville, Pa., Oct. 4, 1862; died at the home of her son (S. D. Sharp) Belleville. Pa., June 25, 1927; aged 64 y. 8 m. 21 d., after an illness of 2 months of a complication of diseases. In the winter of 1885 she was united in marriage to Christ Sharp. To this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters. Father and one son preceded her in death. There remain to mourn her departure 3 sons, 5 daughters, and 35 grandchildren, 3 brothers (J. E., S. D., and Ben C. Sharp), and five sisters, Lydia A. wife of C. P. Yoder, Mary E. wife of E. J. Kurtz, Sadie C. wife of J. H. Peachey, Fannie B. wife of D. A. Yoder, Barbara Y. wife of J. Z. Yoder. She was a member of the old order Amish Church. Funeral services were conducted June 27, 1927, at the home of her son S. D. Sharp, by S. W. and J. B. Peachey. Interment in the Long Lane Cemetery.
Rest on dear mother your labor is o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother true and kind,
No friend like you on earth we find."
(Gospel Herald, July 28, 1927, pp. 398-399. Mennobit Project)
Sharp - Sister Magdalena Sharp of Reedsville, Pa., was born Aug. 3, 1827; died March 2, 1915; aged 87 y. 6 m. 29 d. She had been confined to her house for over three years, though not bedfast all that time. She longed to go home and be at rest.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;"
Yet we need not mourn as those who have no hope.
(Gospel Herald - March 25, 1915 - pages 835, 836, Mennobit Project)
Sharp - Noah Sharp was born June 17, 1837; died Dec. 8, 1915; aged 78 y. 5 m. 21 d. He died just 5 months and 6 days after his Sister Mattie's death. These two had lived together for more than 26 years. Pneumonia and a weak heart were the cause of his death. Neither brother nor sister was ever married. They had many warm friends and are greatly missed in the home and in the community, but we trust our loss is their eternal gain, and may our end be as theirs.
Yoder, Christian S., son of Jonas P. and Lydia (Sharp) Yoder, was born Nov. 26, 1845, near Bellville, Pa., quietly passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. H. King, near West Liberty, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1931; aged 85 y. 3 m. 1 d. He was one of a family of 7 children (Sam, Menno, Mary, Mattie, Rufus and Simon), 3 of whom have preceded him into the Great Beyond. In 1849 he came with his parents to Ohio, and resided in this community ever since, with the exception of the eighteen years that were spent in Missouri. He was united in marriage Jan. 23, 1868, to Rebecca (King) Yoder, who preceded him in death, Dec. 12, 1929. To this union were born 8 children. One daughter (Alta) and 1 son (O. C.), have preceded the in death. When his wife died, his daughter brought him to her home and with loving care, anticipated his every wish. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and was faithful to the end. Toward the last father's eyes were failing fast, but he always had his hours for reading his Bible. Several days ago he expressed himself as being ready to go.
"I am thinking of home, of my Father's house,
Where the many bright mansions be;
Of the city whose streets are all paved with pure gold,
Of its jasper walls, pure and fair to behold,
Which the righteous alone ever see."
He was a kind and loving father, grandfather, and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him; especially by his daughter and family, where he made his home for over a year. He leaves 2 daughters (Mrs. C. H. King, Mrs. Joe Esch), 4 sons (Frank, Oliver, Lee, and Elmer), 41 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. to whom he had endeared himself by his kindness and friendliness. Funeral services were held at South Union Church, in charge of Bros. A. I. Yoder and S. E. Allgyer. Burial in Yoder Cemetery.
(Gospel Herald, March 19, 1931, pp. 1086-1087. Mennobit Project)