The Mennonite - July 2007
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, July 3, 2007,
pages 26-27, Vol. 10, No.13.
Bandy.- Dessie Troyer, 96,
Hesston, Kan., died June 1. Spouse: Murray
Bandy. Parents: Abraham and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Zimmerman Troyer.
Children: Sondra Bandy Koontz. Funeral: June 6 at Hesston Mennonite
Burkey.- Catherine "Katie" Rediger,
101, Albany, Ore., died April 3.
Spouse: Harry Burkey. Parents: David and Barbara Ruby Rediger.
Children: Willard, Sterling; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: April 7 at Fairview Mennonite Church, Albany,
Burkholder.- Warren Samuel, 88,
Bridgewater, Va., died May 24. Spouse:
Virginia Burkholder (deceased). Parents: Walter and Anna Belle Fulk
Burkholder. Children: Judith A. Espinoza, Linda B. Scrogham, Donald R.,
Sue Burkholder, Philip W., Sheldon D. "Pete," Stephen S., Frederick M.,
Randall L; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 29
at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
Dick.- Doris M. Beller, 86,
Grabill, Ind., died May 30 of cancer.
Spouse: Waldo Dick. Parents: William and Mattie Stalter Beller.
Children: James W., Susan M., John M., Charles A.; six grandchildren.
Funeral: June 3 at Maplewood Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Diller.- Allen S., 89, Hesston,
Kan., died May 30. Spouse: Lillian
Pauline Jantz Diller (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Grace Cooprider
Diller. Children: Jim, Vicki Hoffman Diller; four grandchildren; three
great grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Dyck.- Harold P., 86, Hesston,
Kan., died May 29. Spouse: Elva Mae
Hershberger Dyck. Parents: Jacob H. and Fannie Yost Dyck. Children:
Gary, Joycelyn Dyck Cooley, Tom, Julia Dyck Roupp; 11 grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 2 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Frederick.- Jacob W., 83,
Lititz, Pa., died May 28. Spouse: Anna Horst
Frederick. Parents: N. Clayton and Martha Metz Frederick. Children: J.
Ray, Jacob W., Carl T., Mariann T. Martin, Philip L., Naomi K.,
Frederick Ruth; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral:
June 5 at Lititz Mennonite Church.
Gaskill.- Verona "Skip" Jean Heisler,
74, Nappanee, Ind., died June 15
of a heart attack. Spouse: Welcome "Duke" Gaskill (deceased). Parents:
Lawrence and Kathryn Heisler. Children: Cathy Mullett, Sara Hill,
Clint, Eric; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral:
June 20 at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee.
Gisel.- Merle D., 68, Archbold,
Ohio, died May 29 of a heart attack.
Spouse: Carolyn Rufenacht Gisel. Parents: Chester and Ella Short Gisel.
Children: Cedric, Lincoln; two grandchildren. Funeral: June 2 at Zion
Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Grieser.- Nancy Porter, 72,
Archbold, Ohio, died May 12 of cancer.
Spouse: Orville "Hutch" Grieser. Parents: Dwight and Florence Fauver
Porter. Children: David, Fredric, Sally Beck; three grandchildren; one
great-grandchild. Funeral: May 16 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Hostetler.- Florence B. Beachy,
83, Plain City, Ohio, died June 5.
Spouse: Mark S. Hostetler. Parents: Eli C. and Mary Ann Kauffman
Beachy. Children: George, Grace Sims, Mark Jr., Douglas; six
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 9 at Sharon
Mennonite Church, Plain City.
Kieffaber.- Estella Zook, 94,
Kansas City, Kan., died May 3. Spouse:
Albert Kieffaber (deceased). Parents: Roy and Selina Miller Zook.
Children: Lois Bare, Ruth Bitikofer, Roy, Alberta Stoltzfus, Harvey,
Jim, Miriam Renfrow, Walt, Tim; 28 grandchildren; 62
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 8 at
Argentine Mennonite Church, Kansas City.
Landis.- Betty Jean Ziegler,
79, Franconia, Pa., died May 27. Spouse:
Ralph H. Landis. Parents: Clarence and Lizzie Landis Ziegler. Children:
Linda M. Landis, Betty Ann Clemmer, Laverne Z. Landis; three
grandchildren. Funeral: May 31 at Franconia Mennonite Church.
Miller.- Mae Schrock, 90,
Archbold, Ohio, died June 2. Spouse: Eli
Miller (deceased). Parents: John and Polly Hostetler Schrock. Children:
Gary, Carolyn Klopfenstein, Ruth Ann Wittrig; five grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold.
Pletcher.- Margie L., 74,
Goshen, Ind., died May 29. Parents: Byron
Raikes and Gordie Taliaferro Pletcher. Funeral: June 2 at College
Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Roten.- Pearl Ernst, 84,
Colorado Springs, Colo., died May 18 of
pneumonia. Spouse: Jack Roten (deceased). Parents: Tillis and Lydia
Ernst. Children: James, Daniel, John, Susan Butner, Kathleen
Szymanowski; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial
service: May 26 at First Mennonite Church, Colorado Springs.
Roth.- Ruth Verelda, 82,
Goshen, Ind., died May 27. Spouse: Oscar Roth.
Parents: Walter and Alvina Wagner Zook. Children: Patricia Nuyken,
Randall, Evan; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 1 at College Mennonite
Scheid.- Betty J. Reedy, 74,
Manheim, Pa., died May 19. Spouse: Paul
Scheid Sr. (deceased). Parents: Homer F. and Elsie E. Reedy. Children:
Paul E., Cathy L. Scheid Fisher; four grandchildren; one
great-grandchild. Funeral: May 23 at Sunnyside Mennonite Church,
Schlabach.- Rachel, 20, South
Wales, N.Y., died April 25 of viral
pneumonia. Parents: Nathan and Mary Schlabach. Siblings: Ben, Josh,
Melodie Schlabach, Hannah Schlabach, Noah. Funeral: April 28 at Alden
Mennonite Church, Alden, N.Y.
Schrag.- Leona Graber, 86,
North Newton, Kan., died June 1. Spouse:
Howard Schrag. Parents: Ed W. and Caroline Stucky Graber. Children:
Howard; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 7 at
Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton.
Schrock.- Richard "Dick," 58,
Sarasota, Fla., died May 31 of cancer.
Spouse: Sue Knepp Schrock. Children: Richard, Shawn, Jennifer VanCleet,
Chrissy Gingerich; four grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Bay Shore
Mennonite Church, Sarasota.
Stuckey.- Elizabeth Anne Woelfle,
54, Somerset, Mich., died May 31 from
injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Spouse: Terry Stuckey.
Parents: Richard and Elisabeth Porter Woelfle. Children: Matthew, Leah
Stuckey. Funeral: June 6 at Founders Hall, Sauder Village, Archbold,
Unruh.- Marjorie "Marge" Holdeman,
86, Hesston, Kan., died May 18.
Spouse: Eli Unruh (deceased). Parents: Ezra and Ann Jantz Holdeman.
Children; Donice Manos, Janet Stutzman, Douglas, Lowell; nine
grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Olinger Crown Hill Chapel of Peace.
Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Wampler.- Naomi M. Minnich, 95,
LaSalle, Colo., died April 6. Spouse:
Mark W. Wampler (deceased). Parents: Jesse E. and Clara Elizabeth
Blocher Minnich. Step-children: Glenn R., David, Kenneth, Virginia
Crawford; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-granddaughter. Memorial service: May 6 at Greeley Mennonite
Church, Greeley, Colo.
Weaver.- Harlan Lee, 56,
Lancaster, Pa., died May 7. Parents: David and
Katie Martin Weaver. Funeral: May 12 at Carpenter Community Church,
Weber.- Erma M. Frey, 75,
Hagerstown, Md., died May 30 of cancer.
Spouse: Wayne Weber. Parents: Norman and Esther Siegrist Frey.
Children: Sharon Lauzus, Shirley Migliazza; five grandchildren.
Funeral: June 17 at Marion Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, Md.
Wenger.- Janice L. Oberholtzer,
62, Akron, Pa., died May 22. Spouse:
Paul Wenger. Parents: David G. and Lydia G. Landis Oberholtzer.
Children: Jodi Alderfer, Heidi Wenger, Jennifer King, Brad; eight
grandchildren. Funeral: May 29 at Petra Christian Fellowship, New
Holland, Pa.; Groffdale Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Wyse.- Edith Grieser, 89,
Archbold, Ohio, died May 25. Spouse:
Jefferson "Junior" Wyse (deceased). Parents: Albert and Priscilla
Vonier Grieser. Children: Jeffry, Karen Smith, Darlene Dechant, Faith
Frey, LuAnn West; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral:
May 29 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Yoder.- Mary Alice Sieber, 82,
Mechanicsville,Va., died June 7 of lung
and brain cancer. Spouse: E. Duane Yoder. Parents: Boyd and Katie
Sieber. Children: Timothy, Christopher, Jeffrey; five grandchildren.
Funeral: June 10 at First Mennonite Church, Richmond, Va.
Zehr.- Norine Moser, 86,
Croghan, N.Y., died June 10. Spouse: Earl Zehr
(deceased). Parents: Daniel and Katherine Widrick Moser. Children:
Ronald, Kenneth, Myron, Howard, Elsie Zehr, Mary Lou Waugh, Velma
Lacomb; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at
Croghan Mennonite Church.
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