The Mennonite - May, 2011
"for the record" - Deaths:
Alderfer.- Joan Landis, 70, Archbold, Ohio, died March 18. Parents: Marvin K. and Mary Hagey Landis. Children: Todd, Mindy Graber, Mary Beth Beck; nine grandchildren. Funeral: March 21 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Alderfer.- Verna M. Delp, 98, Harleysville, Pa., died Feb. 28. Spouse: Norman M. Alderfer. Parents: Warren and Fannie Moyer Delp. Children: Mildred Alderfer. Funeral: March 3 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.
Arborgast.- Elsa Yoder, 98, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 2. Spouse: Olie M. Arborgast (deceased). Parents: Levi and Ella Hershberger Yoder. Foster son: David Thompson; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 5 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Basbagill.- Kathleen Iona Rohrer, 61, Louisville, Ohio, died Feb. 26 of cancer. Spouse: Frederick T. Basbagill. Parents: Maynard C. and Awilda G. Miller Rohrer. Children: Michelle Lehman, Stephen Whitley; six grandchildren. Funeral: March 2 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, Louisville.
Benner.- Stanley Longacre, 65, Cambridge, Ontario, died March 7 of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Spouse: Margaret Janzen Benner. Parents: Paul Yoder and Margaret May Longacre Benner. Child: Nathan. Funeral: March 13 at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ontario.
Bishop.- Lloyd, 84, Perkasie, Pa., died March 27. Spouse: Marie Shelly Bishop. Parents: Leon and Lizzie Loux Bishop. Children: Diane Hunsberger, Marjorie Brenneman, Darrell, Lori Bishop; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren:. Funeral: March 31 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Driver.- Ethel May, 89, Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 15. Spouse: Fred A. Driver (deceased). Parents: Benjamin and Lula Kohne May. Children: Lewis R., James L., Grace E. Birchfield; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 19 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Farney.- Perry L., 83, Lowville, N.Y., died March 5. Spouse: Pearl Lehman Hirschey Farney. Spouse: Shirley Zehr Farney (deceased). Parents: Philip and Minnie Virkler Farney. Children: John C. Farney, Denise M. Bowen; four grandsons. Step-children: Jeffrey R. Hirschey, Trinda Bishop, Suzanne Jenack; seven step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.
Franzen.- Melvin, 85, Newton, Kan., died Feb. 19. Spouse: Mildred Jean Schmidt Franzen. Parents: John J. and Kornelia Klassen Franzen. Children: LaVerle, Teresa Kennedy, Doyle; six grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 24 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Marion County, Kan.
Gingerich.- Cleo "Butch" V., 82, Kalona, Iowa, died March 20. Spouse: Dorothy Swartzendruber Gingerich. Parents: Cornelius and Ruhama Yoder Gingerich. Children: Marsha Diener, Vaughn. Funeral: March 23 at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Gingerich.- Esther Elizabeth Zimmerman, 96, Lowville, N.Y., died April 7. Spouse: Andrew Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Christian and Cora Allison Zimmerman. Children: Lois Bast, Willard, Hubert, David; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grand-children. Funeral: April 11 at Croghan Mennonite Church, Croghan, N.Y.
Goertz.- Ernest Arnold, 88, Goessel, Kan., died Feb. 18. Spouse: Elma Ruby Goertzen Goertz. Parents: Henry F. and Martha Schmidt Goertz. Children: Ruth Reislet, Emily Goertz, Dorothy Goertz Bernstein, Joel, Esther Epp, Naomi Goertz Ingram, Henry, Mary Goertz; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 23 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Marion County, Kan.
Goerzen.- Wendy Jean Harms, 49, Newton, Kan., died March 21. Spouse: Bryan Goerzen. Parents: Clayton Lee and Virginia Rose Williamson Harms. Children: Brittany Goerzen, Sheldon Goerzen, Hayden Goerzen. Funeral: March 26 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Marion County, Kan.
Graber.- Betty Lou Brown, 75, Goshen, Ind., died March 28. Spouse: Calvin C. Graber. Parents: Henry and Anna Blosser Brown. Child: Jonathan; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 2 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Heintz.- Eileen Roberta Eigsti, 93, Sarasota, Fla., died March 17. Spouse: Henry Heintz (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Anna Zerlein Eigsti. Step-son: Glen Heintz. Funeral: March 23 at Sunnyside Chapel, Sarasota, Fla., and March 26 in Graymont, Ill.
Hershey.- Ruth R. Zimmerman, 96, Lititz, Pa., died March 13. Spouse: M. Roher Hershey (deceased). Parents: Moses and Amanda Rutt Zimmerman. Children: Donald L., Kathryn M. Yost, James, Ruth Eileen Hershey; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Landis Valley Christian Fellowship, Lancaster, Pa.
Hooley.- Anna Grace Miller, 89, Goshen, Ind., died March 18. Spouse: Ernest F. Hooley (deceased). Parents: Percy and Artie Yoder Miller. Children: Rita Lewis, Cecelia Wyse, Brenda Nebel, Delmar, Eric, Marsha Hooley-Miller; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: March 22 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.
Huber.- Phares K., 74, Lancaster, Pa., died Feb. 15 following a lengthy illness. Spouse: Emma J. Lehman Huber. Parents: Phares M. and Lena Kurtz Huber. Children: Nelson L., Leon L., Phares L., David L., Gary L., James L., Dale L., Marian L.; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 19 at Erisman Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa.
Kriebel.- Elsie M. Freed, 91, Lansdale, Pa., died March 18. Spouse: Paul R. Kriebel (deceased). Spouse: Sylvanus and Maggie Freed. Children: Paul, Donna Godshall, Tom, Nancy Pendleton, Steven Rene Casey, Larry, Donald, Terry; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 25 at Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale.
Loewen.- Alfred, 96, Altona, Manitoba, died March 7. Spouse: Anne Friesen Loewen (deceased). Parents: David and Susana Rempel Loewen. Children: Gerald, Ken, Margaret Reimer, Karen Guenther; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 11 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.
Miller.- M. Dwight, 84, Goshen, Ind., died March 24 following an extended illness. Spouse: Rachel M. Keim Miller. Parents: Milferd and Florence Kauffman Miller. Children: David, Karen Higgenbotham, Kathy White, Curtis; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 29 at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Moon.- Ivan D., 93, Scottdale, Pa., died March 7. Spouse: Naomi G. Graybill Moon (deceased). Parents: Bert H. and Maude E. Moon. Children: Rachel A. Kutcher, Daniel E., Lois N. Mannhardt, Elisabeth E. Crofutt; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 7 at Salem Mennonite Church, Scottdale.
Peachey.- Lois Romaine Hostetler, 91, Belleville, Pa., died March 11 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: LeRoy Leonard Peachey (deceased). Parents: Jefferson D. and Maude Harshbarger Hostetler. Children: Shirley Roth, Dwight, Dean, Gayle Shank; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 14 at Barrville Mennonite Church, Reedsville, Pa.
Rice.- Howard G., 84, Perkasie, Pa., died March 6. Spouse: Anna Miller Rice. Parents: Erwin and Sallie Gehman Rice. Children: Dennis, Daryl, Timothy, Sharon Rice, John, Philip, Larry, Garry; nine grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie.
Rosenberger.- Brandy Rose Cralley, 32, Souderton, Pa., died March 10. Spouse: Andrew Rosenberger. Parents: Gary Lee and JoAnn Mary Rebstock Cralley. Children: Evelyn Mary Rosenberger, Naomi Claire Rosenberger. Funeral: March 17 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Rutt.- Lucy M. Musser, 92, Ephrata, Pa., died March 10. Spouse: Elmer N. Rutt (deceased). Parents: Noah and Susan Weber Musser. Children: Geraldine Horst, Beulah Martin, Norma Wiegand, Joyce Rutt; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: March 16 at Ephrata Mennonite Church.
Schrock.- Jonas J.D., 82, Goshen, Ind., died March 18. Spouse: Mary Cross Schrock. Parents: Joe J. and Lizzie Plank Schrock. Children: Maxine J. Kurt, Virginia J. Forgey, Kerm G., Ken G., Karl G.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 23 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Selzer.- Merle Ervin, 81, Hesston, Kan., died March 22. Spouse: Lois Nitzsche Selzer. Parents: Edward and Lorena Neuschwanger Selzer. Children: Robert, Kenneth, Karen Hankins, Becky Mislo, Douglas, Ervin "Jim," Donald; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 26 at Spring Valley Mennonite Church, Canton, Kan.
Shank.- Sybil Marian Koger, 91, Harrisonburg, Va., died March 14. Spouse: Joseph Shank. Parents: Lee Henry and Hattie Cumbie Koger. Children: Arneda Steiner, J.G., Ferm Miller, Evelyn Mast, Nelson, Charles; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 19 at Trissels Mennonite Church, Broadway, Va.
Shenk.- Evelyn Ruth Landis, 82, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 20 of complication of Lewy Body Dementia. Spouse: John M. Shenk. Parents: Abram Paul and Eva Domer Grim Landis. Children: Gloria Kniss, Jonathan, James, Joseph; four grandchildren. Celebration-of-Life Service: Jan. 24 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Strite Auditorium, Harrisonburg, Va., and Jan. 25 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Stahly.- Pauline L. Weldy, 93, Wakarusa, Ind., died March 2. Spouse: H. LaMar Stahly (deceased). Parents: C.S. and Golda Wenger Weldy. Children: Terry, Dennis, Bruce, Steve, Kirby; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 8 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.
Stuckey.- Rutheda M. Grieser, 87, Archbold, Ohio, died March 12. Spouse: Loren Stuckey. Parents: Albert and Priscilla Vonier Grieser. Children: Dean, Al, Glenda Nofziger, Phil, Andrew, Gary; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 20 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Stucky.- Ransom Roy, 87, Moundridge, Kan., died March 14. Spouse: Mary Kathryn Yoder Stucky. Parents: John E. and Katie E. Friesen Stucky. Children: Diana R. Graber, Clinton D., Brian D., Annette K. Epp, Janice L. Hershberger; seven grandchildren. Funeral: March 19 at First Mennonite of Christian, Moundridge.
Swanson.- Letha M. Harter, 86, Wakarusa, Ind., died March 3. Spouse: Donald J. Swanson (deceased). Spouse: Dale J. Nafziger (deceased). Parents: Earl and Bertha Weldy Harter. Children: Larry Nafziger, Joyce Nafziger Coffey, Karen Nafziger Donaldson, Donald Swanson, Karen Swanson; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 7 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.
Troyer.- Raymond, C., 95, Goshen, Ind., died March 2. Spouse: Martha Wenger Troyer (deceased). Parents: Calvin J. and Matilda Lambright Troyer. Children: JoAnn Garber, Emmet, Richard, Franklin, Jerry, Warren; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grand-children. Funeral: March 7 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.
White.- Elsie Irene, 93, Hesston, Kan., died Feb. 7. Parents: Elmer and Sadie Byler White. Funeral: March 19 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.
Yoder.- Marjorie M. Yoder, 89, Wellman, Iowa, died March 9. Spouse: Floyd Yoder (deceased). Parents: Marion and Bertha Swartzendruber Yoder. Children: Leland, Galen, Curtis, Calvin, Rhonda Yoder Graber, Kevin; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 12 at Wellman Mennonite Church.
Yoder.- Orpha B. Schauf, 91, Wellman, Iowa, died March 14. Spouse: Raymond H. Yoder (deceased). Spouse: Ralph H. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Edward and Roseanna Kelley Schauf. Children: Roseanna Yoder, Becki Miller, Robert L.; one grandchild. Funeral: March 17 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.
Transcribed by: John Ingold