|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1862|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1934|
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 4 - April 26, 1934, page 94, 95
Bender.-Barbara (Miller) Bender was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 21, 1862; died Apr. 12, 1934, at her home in Milford, Nebr.; aged 71 y. 4 m. 22 d. She with her parents moved to Bloomington, Ill., where they resided for several years. At the age of 11 years she again moved with her parents to Milford, Nebr. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member until she was called to eternity. On Oct. 1, 1884, she was united in marriage to John M. Bender. To this union were born 6 children: Mrs. M. R. Bender, Lincoln, Nebr.; David E. Bender, Franklin J. Bender, Mrs. Ezra Schweitzer, Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. William Springer, Seward, Nebr.; W. J. Bender, Milford, Nebr. She leaves her husband, 6 children, 15 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild (Richard LeRoy Piderit of Lincoln), also Mrs. Ralph Schweitzer who she reared from a little girl until her marriage, 1 brother (W. W. Miller of Milford, Nebr.), and a host of relatives and friends. Her greatest desire in life was to lead a Christian life and help those in need. The immediate cause of her death was heart trouble. Gone but not forgotten, we know Mother has gone to rest, and our loss is her gain. Yet we miss her presence here, we are looking forward to the time when we shall all meet again where there is no sadness nor farewell.
"One by one the links are broken,
From the golden chain of love;
One by one may each be welded,
In the Father's house above."
Funeral services were held on April 14 at the home by Bro. Warren Eicher and at the Milford A. M. Church by Bro. L. O. Schlegel. Text, II Thes. 2:1, 2. Interment in the Milford A. M. Cemetery.
John M Bender (1860 - 1945)
Gertrude Maude Bender Schweitzer (1893 - 1935)*
Milford Mennonite Cemetery
Created by: RWitzel
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
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