The Mennonite - July 2006
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, July 4, 2006, page 27,
Vol. 9, No. 13.
Coon.- Helen Neufeld, 72,
Topeka, Ind., died May 30. Spouse: Robert R. Coon. Parents: John and
Catherine Wiens Neufeld. Children: Russell, Catherine Bitkofer,
Dorothy; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 3
at Topeka Mennonite Church.
Greaser.- Robert A., 80,
Hatfield, Pa., died April 29. Spouse: Eva Godshall Greaser. Parents:
LeRoy and Alma Alderfer Greaser. Child: Jonathan; one grandchild.
Funeral: May 3 at Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Jantzen.- Richard W., 83,
Topeka, Kan., died May 20. Spouse: Hilda L. Penner (deceased).
Children: Steven, Karen Zeug; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 25 at
Southern Hills Mennonite Church, Topeka.
Koehn.- Jacob C., 97, Goessel,
Kan., died May 25. Spouse: Irma Voth Koehn. Parents: Cornelius and
Aganetha Goertz Koehn. Children: Margaret Hiebert, John, Linda Buller;
eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at Tabor
Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.
Landes.- Henry A., 87,
Souderton, Pa., died June 12. Spouse: Anna Derstine Landes. Parents:
Isaiah and Susan Alderfer Landes. Children: Larry D., Merrill D., Henry
D., Joanne D. Hostetter; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: June 15 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.
Lehman.- Marvin, 86, Kidron,
Ohio, died May 24. Spouse: Oleta Lehman. Parents: Simon and Ida Lehman.
Children: Joann Erb, John (deceased); two grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 27 at Kidron Mennonite Church.
Miller.- Kenneth, 79, Wayland,
Iowa, died May 26. Spouse: Verlee Miller. Parents: Iva and Lucille
Miller. Children: Malcolm, Meredith, LuJean Bennett, Kim Sheetz, Kelly
Smith, Tina Garrett; seven grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at Wayland
Miller.- Robert Clarence, 72,
Davidsville, Pa., died June 3. Spouse: Dorothy Miller Kegg. Parents:
Clarence Miller and Flora M. Turner. Children: Cheryl Moore, Robert C.,
Linda Moore; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 5
at Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, Davidsville.
Moser.- Lawson E., 46,
Castorland, N.Y., died May 28 in a motorcycle accident. Spouse: Leslie
Kloster Moser. Parents: Marvin and Belva Zehr Moser. Children: Tristyn,
Tierney, Taylor, Morgan, Tyler. Funeral: June 1 at First Mennonite
Church of New Bremen, Lowville, N.Y.
Pauls.- Irvin "Irv" A., 80,
Buhler, Kan., died June 13. Spouse: Louise Schroeder Pauls. Children:
Gaylene Van Horn, Shirley Grubbs; three grandchildren; one
great-grandchild. Funeral: June 16 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman,
Ray.- James, 77, Saginaw,
Mich., died May 7. Spouse: Rhodan Ray. Parents: Alfred and Adell Harris
Ray. Children: Clara Pinkston, Marlene Patterson, Jackie, Roberta
Smmons, Debra Marks, Phil, Christopher, Charles, George; 22
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 13 at Grace Chapel,
Rohrer.- Clarence D., 84,
Lancaster, Pa., died May 31. Spouse: Alverta Huber Rohrer (deceased).
Parents: Christian and Fannie Diffenbach Rohrer. Children: J. Kenneth,
John, Ronald, Jean M. Deaner, Barbara Hoover; 12 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 3 at Stumptown Mennonite Church,
Rohrer.- Mary, 88, Lancaster,
Pa., died May 9. Parents: Peter L. and Bertha Wenger Rohrer. Funeral:
May 12 at Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird-In-Hand, Pa.
Roth.- Leonard W., 77, Akron,
N.Y., died May 28. Spouse: Ruth Schrock. Parents: William and Lena
Roth. Children: Laurie Herr, Charlene Davis, Steven; eight
grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 31 at Alden (N.Y.)
Shank.- Samuel Shetler, 89,
Linville, Va., died May 31. Spouse: Kathryn Showalter Shank. Parents:
Perry and Katherine Showalter Shank. Children: Richard Samuel, Randall
Eugene, Emily Kay; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral: June 3 at Trissels Mennonite Church, Broadway, Va.
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The Mennonite, July 18, 2006, page 28,
Vol. 9, No. 14.
Bavis.- Michael P. Jr., 24,
Telford, Pa., died June 16. Parents: David and Joan M. Derbyshire
Sheetz. Child: Michael Patrick Bavis, III. Funeral: June 21 at
Franconia (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Goerzen.- Tina Janzen, 88,
Reedley, Calif., died June 20. Spouse: Abe Goerzen (deceased). Parents:
Jacob and Maria Friesen Janzen. Children: Hans, Ron, Donald, Marlena
Loewen; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 28 at
First Mennonite Church, Reedley.
Good.- Nancy, 67, Valparaiso,
Ind., died June 22. Parents: Ora and Lydia Sutter Gut. Burial: June 25
at Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery, Kouts, Ind.
Haws.- Ernest D., 88,
Schwenksville, Pa., died June 13. Spouse: Edna Freed Haws. Parents:
Llewelyn and Elsie Reppert Haws. Children: Patricia Kuestner, Pamela
Rakowski, Robin Nice: two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral:
June 17 at Hersteins Mennonite Church, Schwenksville.
King.- Cleta Mae Kurtz, 93,
Champaign, Ohio, died June 11. Spouse: Floyd Y. King (deceased).
Parents: Orvin and Maida Hershberger Kurtz. Children: Calvin, Walter,
We, Duane, Harlan; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral:
June 15 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio.
Kreider.- Elvin N., 80,
Manheim, Pa., died June 15. Spouse: Mabel L. Hackman Kreider. Parents:
Benjamin R. and Virginia Nolt Kreider. Children: Kenneth L., Ronald E.,
James E., Carol Ann Buchen; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral: June 19 at East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Livengood.- Betty Taylor, 75,
Keyser, W.V., died May 22. Spouse: Paul Myron Livengood. Parents:
Thomas and Lillian Osborne Taylor. Children; Judith Brenneman, Paul
Taylor; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at
Pinto (Md.) Mennonite Church.
Maust.- Joseph Sr., 98, Pigeon,
Mich., died June 16. Spouse: Emma Fisher Maust. Parents: Joseph and
Lydia Hochstetler Maust. Children: Myra Gerstenschlager, Joseph J.,
Doug; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 19
at Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, Pigeon.
Miller.- Bertha, 93, Lititz,
Pa., died June 13. Spouse: Paul Miller (deceased). Children: Rebecca
Fast, John, James, Rosemary Miller Fitzsimmons; six grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 19 at Landis Homes, Lititz.
Miller.- Ellen Bachman, 79,
Parnell, Iowa, died June 18. Spouse: Marvin J. Miller. Parents: Aaron
and Emma Egli Bachman. Children: George, Sherlyn Jantzi, Frank; nine
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 21 at West Union
Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.
Ortman.- Walter A., 84,
Freeman, S.D., died June 25. Spouse: Leora Graber Ortman. Parents:
August K. and Caroline Waltner Ortman. Children: Ross, Karl. Funeral:
June 28 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Oswald.- Martha Duerksen, 86,
Glendale, Ariz., died April 2 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: C.
Evan Oswald. Parents: John R. and Susanna Quiring Duerksen. Child:
Sylvia Oswald Beneze; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Glencroft
Retirement Community Auditorium, Glendale.
Pauls.- Irvin A. "Irv", 80,
Buhler, Kan., died June 13. Spouse: Louise Pauls. Children: Gaylene Van
Horn, Shirley Grubbs; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral: June 16 in Buhler.
Pugh.- Michael Thomas, 46,
Ephrata, Pa., died June 2 of cancer. Spouse: Cindy Pugh. Parents:
Arthur and Martha Pugh. Children: Amber Corey, Tara, Timothy; two
grandchildren. Funeral: June 9 at Reformed Presbyterian Church, Ephrata.
Rice.- Mary Eva Riegsecker, 89,
Goshen, Ind., died June 16. Spouse: Harry C. Rice. Parents: John and
Neomah Miller Riegsecker. Children: Dorothy Schmidt, Norma Gertzman,
Gene, Dennis; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral:
June 20 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Sprunger.- Max T., 85, Goshen,
Ind., died June 26. Spouse: Virginia Schwartz Sprunger (deceased).
Parents: Martin and Linda Luginbill Sprunger. Children: Lewis W.,
Joseph A., Jonathan W., Ann M., Edmund L.; eight grandchildren.
Funeral: June 29 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Stutzman.- Velma Martin, 94,
Milford, Neb., died June 9. Spouse: Lester Stutzman (deceased).
Parents: Peter and Margaret Martin. Children: Richard, Dorothy; 10
grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 12 at Bellwood
Mennonite Church, Milford.
Witmer.- Henry (Hank), 84, Leo,
Ind., died June 14. Spouse: Edna Mae Gerig Witmer (deceased). Parents:
Menno and Lydia S. Delagrange Witmer. Children: S. Cliff, Cletus U.,
Clarence L.; five grandchildren; one great grandchild. Funeral: June 18
at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo-Cedarville, Ind.
Yoder.- Ruth Elizabeth, 82,
Phoenix, Ariz., died June 9. Parents: John M. and Nancy Guengerich
Yoder. Funeral: June 15 at Glencroft Retirement Center, Glendale, Ariz.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
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