The Mennonite - December, 2003
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, December 2, 2003, pages 26-27, Vol. 6, No. 23.
Allison-. Dorothy M., 86, Hesston, Kan., died Nov. 6. Spouse: Vernon Allison (deceased). Parents: William and Ella Landis. Children: Gilbert, Ron. Funeral: Nov. 8 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.
Baxter-. Harry I., 94, Manheim, Pa., died Oct. 31. Spouse: (1st) Catherine Robison Baxter (deceased), (2nd) Ida McElroy Baxter (deceased), (3rd) Barbara Hershey Baxter. Parents: Jason and Elizabeth Bewley Baxter. Children: Harry Ralph, Harold J., Virginia A. Mullin, R. Eileen Gilbert, F. Elizabeth Renken; step-children Robert L. Hershey, Donna Blank, Doris Wenger; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 4 at Hoffer Auditorium and Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.
Coulter-. Craig Alan, 55, Wichita, Kan., died Oct. 18. Spouse: Yvonne Coulter. Parents: Harold and Luvada Swan Coulter. Children: Erica, Rustin. Memorial service: Oct. 21 at Hope Mennonite Church, Wichita.
Eby-. Karen Gayle, 26, Lancaster, Pa., died Oct. 15. Parents: John and Audrey Hartzler Eby. Brother: Calvin R. Funeral: Oct. 19 at Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird-In-Hand, Pa.
Greaser-. Earl Daniel, 76, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 2 of cancer. Spouse: Verna Faye Greaser. Parents: Charles and Pearl Greaser. Children: Sheri Hartzler, Edie Nebel, Rita Eby, Leon, Alan; 10 grandchildren. Funeral; Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Groff-. Roy M., 95, Kinzers, Pa., died Oct. 26. Spouse: Ellen Moore Groff (deceased). Parents; John and Anna Brackbill Groff. Children: Charles L., John H., Richard P., Dorothy G. Allgyer; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 31 at Kinzer Mennonite Church, Kinzers.
Harms-. Spencer Theodore, Winnipeg, Man., born and died Aug. 29. Parents: Ashley and Teri-Lynn Heinrichs Harms.
Ingold-. Clifford V., 89, Deer Creek, Ill., died Oct. 27. Spouse: Irma Weyhrich Ingold. Parents: Amiel and Susie Naffziger Ingold. Child: Cheryl Miller; one grandchild; one great-grandchild. Funeral; Oct. 30 at Maple Lawn Home, Eureka, Ill.
Kroeker-. George, 85, Henderson, Neb., died Oct. 30. Spouse: Esther Friesen Kroeker (deceased). Parents: G.G. and Anna Peters Kroeker. Children: Velma Reimer, Kenneth, Adelyn; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 3 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.
Lauver-. Melvin H., 90, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 19. Spouse: Mary Hottenstein Lauver (deceased). Parents: Henry and Malinda Hurst Lauver. Child: Louis; three grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24 at Lititz (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Laws-. David Alan, 52, Wichita, Kan., died Oct. 22. Spouse: Heidi Laws. Parents: Leonard and Janet Owen Laws. Child: Amy; stepchildren Heidi Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Jon Johnson. Memorial service: Oct. 24 at Hope Mennonite Church, Wichita.
Leupp-. Naomi, 93, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 21. Spouse: Orlen Leupp (deceased). Parents: Ezra and Cora Miller Frey. Children: Ron, Leslie, Larry, Donna Mast, Joan Long, Janice Hancock, Judy Sears, Karen Schnitkey; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Mangold-. Carroll W., "Bud", 81, Morton, Ill., died Oct. 29. Spouse: Marion "Judy" Jerue Mangold. Parents: Edward and Lottie Mangold. Funeral: Nov. 3 at Fiist Mennonite Church, Morton.
Martin-. Betty Krehbiel, 59, Topeka, Kan., died Sept. 13 of cancer. Spouse: Wayne Martin. Parents: Elmer and Hilda Krehbiel. Children: Brad, Greg; one grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 17 at Southern Hills Mennonile Church, Topeka.
Miller-. Edgar Dale, 69, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 3. Spouse: Martha Mishler Miller. Parents: Ralph E. and Ida Yoder Miller. Children: Byron, Zonda Himes, Karen Brandes, Sandra Brenneman; five grandchildren. Memorial service: July 6 at Zion Mennonite Church, Broadway, Va.
Miller-. Elizabeth Kandel, 101, Walnut Creek, Ohio, died Nov. 5. Spouse: E. Abram Miller (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Fannie Coblentz Kandel. Children: Ohlen, Mabel Hamsher, Mary Lapp; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 7 at Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, Ohio.
Miller-. Roman, 98, Plain City, Ohio, died Oct. 26. Spouse: Ann Slabaugh Miller (deceased). Parents: William and Lovina Miller. Children: Lois Ann Hartman, Carol Ruth Garber; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 30 at Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City.
Nachtigall-. Wilbur, 84, Iowa City, Iowa, died Oct. 2. Spouse: Grace Kauffman Nachtigall. Parents: Bernard and Lena Franz Nachtigall. Children: John, Ramon, Rosa Brunsma, Nita Michels; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at First Mennonite Church of Iowa City.
Roes-. Barbara Steria, 93, Croghan, N.Y., died Oct.
23. Spouse: Daniel Roes. Parents: Daniel and Leah Martin Steria.
Child: Jane Widrick; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Croghan Mennonite Church.
Sauder-. Roy E., 91, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 9 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Selma Gautsche Sauder (deceased). Parents: Albert and Ida Weaver Sauder. Children; Virginia Frank, Joan Ozuzu, Eloise Miller, Arlene Horst, Bob, Duane, John, Wendell, Neil; 21 grand-children; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 13 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon. Ohio
Saylor-. William W., 80, Lititz, Pa., died Sept. 15. Spouse: (1st) Esther Mae Long Saylor (deceased), (2nd) Mable Wenger Risbenbatt Saylor (deceased), (3rd) Florence Good Zeager Saylor. Parents: William and Nora Wenger Saylor. Child: Jesse; step-children: David E. Ristenbatt, Ruth Ristenbatt; nine step-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 18 at West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz.
Showalter-. Edith, 85, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 3. Parents: Noah Daniel and Lizzie Ola Showalter. Funeral: Sept. 7 at Oak Lea Nursing Home, Harrisonburg.
Thiessen-. Susan, 83, Altona, Man., died Oct. 20. Spouse: John J. Thiessen. Parents: Abram B. and Anna Heinrichs Funk. Children: Edwin, Walter, Arthur, Sidney, Eldon; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.
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The Mennonite, December 16, 2003, pages 25-27, Vol. 6, No. 24.
Bender-. Mattie Miller, 87, Kalona, Iowa, died Nov.
17. Spouse: Ivan Bender. Parents: Harvey C. and Mary Fry Miller.
Children: Marvin, Rufus, Esther Bell, Ezra, Serena Zahradnek,
Cecil, Morris; 19 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Comardelle-. Philip, 46, Des Allemands, La., died Oct. 19. Parents: Clifton and Ethel Comardelle. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Des Allemands Mennonite Church.
Frey-. Orpha, 90, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 4. Parents: Ezra and Cora Miller Frey. Funeral: Nov. 8 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold.
Heatwole-. Reba V. Driver, 86, Stuarts Draft, Va., died Oct. 14. Spouse: Alvin W. Heatwole (deceased). Parents: Rhodes and Anna Weaver Driver. Children: Phyllis Martin, Janeth Duncan, Rosalie Moyer, Alvina Roth; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Oct. 18 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Jennings-. Alice Groff, 99, Phoenix, Ariz., died Nov. 8. Spouse: Ervin Jennings (deceased). Parents: Jonas and Hattie Ebersole Groff. Children: Ellen Davidhizar, Lois Yearout, Ernie; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 22 at Glencroft Chapel, Glendale, Ariz.
Kauffman-. J. Howard, 84, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 18 of cancer. Spouse: Verda Lambright Kauffman. Parents: Earl and Mary Ann Smucker Kauffman. Children: Lois, Ruth Shantz, Alice Hofheimer, Carol Poling; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Kirker-. Mable Drummond, 80, Middlebury, Ind., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Joseph Kirker (deceased). Parents: John and Lillian Argadine Drummond. Children: Connie Moore, Joseph Jr., Valerie DePompeo, Edward; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 15 at Sofan-Pruzin Funeral Home, Hammond, Ind.
Kling-. John J., 58, Lancaster, Pa., died Nov. 14. Parents: Willis and Anna Mellinger Kling. Funeral: Nov. 17 at Kinzer Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.
Kurtz-. Chester Ivan, 69, Lancaster, Pa., died Nov. 11. Spouse: Catherine E. Kurtz. Parents: Christian J. and Elsie Stoltzfus Kurtz. Children: Marianne Yoder, Jewel Wood, Eric, Eugene; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Landisville (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Landis-. Howard, 82, Sterling, Ill., died Nov. 10. Spouse: Erma Keim Landis. Parents: William and Bertha Keiser Landis. Children: Mark, Keith, Beth, Lois Oyer; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 14 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling, Ill.
Martin-. J. Robert, 89, Lititz, Pa., died Nov. 11. Spouse: Bernice Hostetter Martin. Parents: Christian L. and Alva Myer Martin. Children: J. Robert Jr., Ronald H.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15 in Lancaster, Pa.
Mengle-. Marlin, 71, Middleburg, Pa., died Oct. 24 of a heart attack. Spouse: Betty J. Keister Mengle. Parents: Walter and Hulda Teats Mengle. Children: Karen R. Smith, Sharon R. Rice, Carol J. Maneval; six grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Boyer Mennonite Church, Middleburg.
Miller-. Noah, 85, Mogadore, Ohio, died Nov. 13. Spouse: Edna Blough Miller. Parents: Samuel and Polly Miller. Children: Larry, Thomas; stepchildren: Brenda LaTulippe, Ron Blough, Dwayne Blough, Delores Blough; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 17 at Hartville (Ohio) Mennonite Church.
Rocke-. Edna C., 86, Flanagan, Ill., died Nov. 9. Spouse: Jerrold I. Rocke. Parents: Aaron and M. Amelia Lehman Roszhart. Children: Jerrianne Bergum, Dirk; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Meadows Mennonite Church, Chenoa, Ill.
Showalter, Clark Anthony, 94, Waynesboro, Va., died Oct. 11. Spouse: Viola Heatwole Showalter (deceased). Parents: Amos and Lillie Showalter, Children: Ethan, Daniel, Henry, Paul, John, Margaret Johnson, Lillie Custer; 25 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 15 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.
Yoder-. Mary Lou Troyer, 69, Hartville, Ohio, died Nov. 11 of cancer. Spouse: Paul Yoder, Parents: Noah and Elizabeth Troyer. Children: Julia, Scott; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Hartville Mennonite Church.
Yoder-. Melvin J., 75, Bellville, Pa., died Nov. 15 of heart disease. Spouse: Betty L. Kauffman Yoder. Parents: David K. and Carrie Yoder. Children: Jeffrey D., Luinda Grassmyer; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.
Transcribed by: John Ingold