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Mary Ann Greenawalt (Smoker)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Noble, Indiana, United States
Death: February 09, 1935 (78)
Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Smoker and Anna Smoker
Wife of Emanuel K Greenawalt
Mother of Lulu Mae Reist; Elva Winfield Greenawalt and Leland Birdwell Greenawalt

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About Mary Ann Greenawalt

Greenawalt - Mary A. Greenawalt, daughter of Joseph and Nancy Smoker, was born in Noble Co., sourth of Ligonier, Ind., Nov. 17, 1856; departed this life at her late home in Goshen, Ind., Feb. 9,. 1935; aged 78 y. 2 m. 22 d. When she was a small girl, her parents moved to a farm in Elkhart County just a little southeast of goshen. Later they moved to a farm north of Ligonier, Ind., where she grew to womanhood. She lived in this same community until 1903 when she with her husband moved to their late home in Goshen, Ind. On Nov. 16, 1880, she was united in marriage to Emanuel K. Greenawalt, who preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1931. This union was blessed with 3 children, all of whom survive her. They are Lulu (Mrs. H. Frank Reist), of Falfurrias, Texas; Elva W., of Goshen, Ind.; and Leland B., of Sturgis, Mich. She became a Christian in her youth, uniting with the Mennonite Church, and at the time of her death was a member of the Goshen College Congregation. She lived a quiet, unassuming life in close fellowship with the Lord. She had a spiritual appreciation of the Scriptures which comes only through a prayerful and loving study of the Word in humble dependence on the Spirit of God. Christ was her life. Truly He was "nearer to her than breathing, nearer than hands or feet." Prayer for others was to her a privilege and a duty. It was just as natural as breathing and just as vital. She had a deep interest in the work of the church. She took the missionary program as her personal burden. The missionaries were her special friends. She plead at the throne of God for their success. She read widely, attended every possible missionary meeting, corresponded with those on the field, and entertained missionaries in her home. These activities of course resulted in full support of the work. The following quotation seems peculiarly fulfilled in her life: "Our interest in missions is a mark of our Christian character. Our knowledge of missions is the measure of our Christian attainment. Our participation in missions is the measure of our Chistian efficiency." Since the death of her husband in 1931, Mrs. M. C. Lehman has lived with her, ministering to her need and comfort in every possible way. Sister Lehman came to her room as usual on the morning of Feb. 9 and found her in the embrace of death. Her soul had gone to be with God. She had walked with God, and she was not for God took her. She leaves her 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She had but gone before us. Funeral services were held from the late home, 1225 So. 8th St., Goshen, Ind., Feb. 11, 1935, in charge of C. L. Graber. Text used, Gen.5:24. Interment was made in the Alwine Cemetery, south of Goshen, in the family burial lot by the side of her husband.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 47 - February 21, 1935 - page 1010, 1011, 1012.

Reference

  • The Hertzler-Hartzler Family History - family 4050.
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Mary Ann Greenawalt's Timeline

1856
November 17, 1856
Noble, Indiana, United States
1883
July 3, 1883
Ligonier, Noble Co., Indiana
1885
October 17, 1885
Topeka, LaGrange, Indiana, United States
1891
December 21, 1891
Ligonier, Noble, Indiana, United States
1935
February 9, 1935
Age 78
Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States