Birkey. --- Maggie Vern, daughter of Simon D. and Emma (Ratzloff) Yoder, was born May 12, 1891, Wellman, Iowa; passed away at her home Dec. 20, 1952; aged 61 y. 7 m. 8 d. She had been in failing health, but death came as the result of a heart attack. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in youth and united with the West Union Mennonite Church where she was a faithful member at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Joseph J. Birkey on Aug. 25, 1912. To this union one daughter (Eloise Elna) was born. As long as health permitted she attended church regularly and also enjoyed working in the sewing circle. She is survived by her husband and daughter. Funeral services were held Dec.22 at the West Union Church in charge of Paul T. Guengenrich and Eugene Blosser, with burial in the West Union Cemetery. Gospel Herald, January 13, 1953. pages 45,46.
Joseph J. Birky (1886 - 1961)*
Eloise Elna Birky (1919 - 2014)*
West Union Mennonite Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 14, 2007
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