The Mennonite - June 2012
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, June 2012, pages 47-49, Vol. 15, No. 6.
Balmer.- Harold Francis, 92, Bluffton, Ohio, died April 28. Spouse: Anna Ruth Mullett Balmer. Parents: Henry and Emaline Swaney Balmer. Step-mother: Elizabeth Amstutz Balmer. Children: Brice, Beth Froning, Barb Watkins, Beverly Simon, Bretta Smith, Bennett, Bradley; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Barkman.- Betty, 81, Altona, Manitoba, died April 15. Parents: Pete L. and Helena Harms Barkman. Funeral: April 19 at Eastview Place, Altona.
Blosser.- Elsie Arlene Zook, 90, Wellman, Iowa, died April 8. Spouse: Eugene Blosser. Parents: Albert and Leah Yoder Zook. Step-children: Phil Blosser, Rachel Derstine, Meiko Blosser. Funeral: April 11 at Wellman Mennonite Church.
Bonham.- Catherine Keathley, 87, Kalispell, Mont., died Feb. 1 of complications of colon cancer. Spouse: Robert E. Bonham. Parents: William Henry and Bertha R. Harwell Keathley. Children: Rusty, Cathy Bonham Brenneman, Tom; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 4 at Mountain View Mennonite Church, Kalispell.
Clemmer.- Arlene D. Nyce, 86, Souderton, Pa., died April 25, of Bulpar palsy. Spouse: Cyrus M. Clemmer (deceased). Parents: John and Lizzie Derstein Nyce. Children: Joyce Munro, Judith Stoltzfus, Timothy, James, Mark; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 29 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Diffenbach.- Beulah L. Landis, 86, New Holland, Pa., died April 18. Spouse: Abram W. Diffenbach (deceased). Parents: Miles B. and Anna Groff Landis. Children: Abram, Rosalee, Annette, David; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 21 at Witmer Heights Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.
Ebersole.- Marjorie Eileen Alshouse, 90, Sterling, Ill., died April 10. Spouse: Donald Ellsworth Ebersole. Parents: Arthur and Dorothy Bowen Alshouse. Children: Barbara Vietmeier, Debra Ebersole, Donald, Dennis, Larry, Brian, Stephen, Bradley; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling.
Friesen.- Jane Friesen, 55, Archbold, Ohio, died April 22 of cancer. Spouse: Kelvin Friesen. Parents: Abe K. and Dorothy M. Friesen. Children: Kimberly Friesen, Kathryn Friesen. Funeral: April 28 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Gianocavo.- John, 83, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, died April 18 of kidney failure. Children: Greg, Susan Sterrett, Deborah Dudics, Clark, Cynthia Vargas, Alan, Patrick; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Gratz.- Thelma Dailey, 92, Bluffton, Ohio, died Jan. 12. Spouse: Delbert Gratz (deceased). Parents: John Smith Dailey and Laura Jane Medley Dailey. Children: Del, Donna Gratz Huff, Conrad, Carolyn Gratz; five grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 16 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Halteman.- Erma Souder, 87, Souderton, Pa., died April 19. Spouse: Aldus N. Halteman. Parents: Wilmer B. and Marietta M. Bergey Souder. Children: Sandra Freed, Ronald, Barry, Mary Jane Kratz; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 23 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.
Headings.- Dorothea Grace Kauffman, 82, West Liberty, Ohio, died Feb. 18. Parents: Harry and Linnie Smucker Kauffman. Children: Susan Gratz, Grace Kemp; six grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 25 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Champaign County, Ohio.
Helmkamp.- Alice Mae Bergantzel Roth, 79, Canton, Ohio, died April 15. Spouse: James Helmkamp (deceased). Parents: George and Lucy Bergantzel. Children: Rodney Roth, Patricia Bala; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: April 22 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.
Hoffer.- Lloyd Ludwig, 92, Aberdeen, Idaho, died April 16. Spouse: Helen Evelyn Jones Hoffer (deceased). Parents: Ludwig Loui and Marie Longhenrich Hoffer. Children: Lloyd Paul, Terrence, Dallas, Marsha Friesen, Sandra Loy Knapp, Randall, Brent; 24 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 21 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.
Hostetler.- Samuel, 90, Goshen, Ind., died March 8. Spouse: Dorothy E. Livengood Hostetler (deceased). Parents: Sam G. and Mattie Hershberger Hostetler. Children: Deloris Zehr, Debra Hochstetler, Donald, Glen, Gerald, Marvin, Willie; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 14 at North Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Houdeshell.- Raymond Eugene, 78, Denver, Colo., died March 30 of pneumonia. Spouse: Esther Ressier Houdeshell (deceased). Children: Thad, Tina Houdeshell; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.
Kanagy.- Lee Hartzler, 96, Belleville, Pa., died April 5 of injuries sustained in a fall. Spouse: Adella Brunk Kanagy. Parents: Jacob and Salina Peachey Kanagy. Children: Dan, Ruthy, David, Tim, Lois Papetti, John; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 10 at Allensville Mennonite Church, Allensville, Pa.
Krehbiel.- Evelyn Louise Nunemaker, 86, Bluffton, Ohio, died Feb. 22. Spouse: Howard E. Krehbiel (deceased). Parents: Harvey and Alma Ruth Hostetler Nunemaker. Children: Annette Hilty, Connie Nunemaker, Jon, Steve; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 3 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Lehman.- Annie Charlotte Isaak, 100, Aberdeen, Idaho, died April 19. Spouse: Herbert Lehman (deceased). Parents: Peter and Marie Schroeder Isaak. Children: Stanley, Richard, Jerry, Audrey Gorgonzola, Marilyn Lehman; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: April 23 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.
Liechty.- Frederick H., 84, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 19. Spouse: Magdalene" Maggie" Lehman Liechty. Parents: Hiram and Fanny Beitler Liechty. Children: Nancy Liechty Loewen, Mary Liechty-Caskey; four grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 26 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Mann.- Carol S. Miller, 71, Goshen, Ind., died April 1. Spouse: Richard Mann (deceased). Parents: Ralph O. and Lila Martin Miller. Children: Terri Masters, Ritchie Mann; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Martens.- Elvina N. Neufeld, 86, Goshen, Ind., died April 11 of a stroke. Spouse: Rudy Martens. Parents: John and Catherine Neufeld. Children: John, Philip, Elizabeth Claassen; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial service: April 16 at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Nafziger.- Andrew J., 85, Souderton, Pa., died April 19 of complications from Parkinson's Disease. Spouse: Ruth Kulp Nafziger. Parents: Eli and Magdalena Boshart Nafziger. Children: Marilyn Nafziger Macquarrie, Sylvia Nafziger Charles; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Bally Mennonite Church, Bally, Pa.
Nafziger.- Florence Irene, 93, Goshen, Ind., died April 9. Parents: Christian and Lydia Birkey Nafziger. Funeral: April 12 at The Meetinghouse, Greencroft, Goshen.
Nyce.- Ruth Mack Myers, 94, Lancaster, Pa., died Feb. 9. Spouse: H. Emerson Nyce (deceased). Spouse: Henry Myers (deceased). Parents: Andrew and Cora Detwiler Mack. Children: Nancy Yoder; Doris Rivera; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 11 at Providence Mennonite Church, Collegeville, Pa.
Reinhardt.- Dale Richard, 81, Goshen, Ind., died April 22. Spouse: Doris Hartman Reinhardt. Parents: Orie and Mildred Martin Reinhardt. Children: Randy, Duane, Carl, Brent, Karen Martin, Leanne Ka Reinhardt; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 26 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Roth.- Burdette Ellis, 78, Des Moines, Iowa, died March 16. Spouse: Marilyn Dee Leichty Roth. Parents: Melvin Stauffer Roth and Hilda H. Hershberger Roth. Children: Bryan, Kevin, Carol Lovan; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 19 at Des Moines Mennonite Church.
Streeter.- William Bradford, 49, South Bend, Ind., died April 20, of ocular melanoma. Spouse: Kathe Stoner Streeter. Parents: Carole Sanderson Streeter. Children: Mark, Eric. Funeral: April 25 at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend.
Stuckey.- Virgie M. Amstutz, 99, West Unity, Ohio, died April 18. Spouse: Walter E. Stuckey (deceased). Parents: Gideon and Eliza Beck Amstutz. Children: William, Patricia Eberly; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: April 22 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Swartzentruber.- Levi G., 87, Winesburg, Ohio, died April 17. Spouse: Iva Yoder Swartzentruber. Parents: Gideon and Susan Hershberger Swartzentruber. Children: Jim, Richard, Merlin, Velma Stauffer, Rose Zear; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 21 at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Winesburg.
Voth.- Peter C., 91, Altona, Manitoba, died April 15. Spouse: Mary Voth. Parents: Cornelius and Margaret Kroeker Voth. Children: Carol Kehler, Gerald, Rose Braun, Marilynn Arnott; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: April 21 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.
Waltner.- Cleva Mae Schrag, 84, Freeman, S.D., died March 26. Spouse: Robert Waltner (deceased). Parents: John J. and Amelia Miller Schrag. Children: Ruth Mueller, Barb Yoder; five grandchildren. Funeral: April 2 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Weber.- Nelson, 93, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died April 21, of cancer. Spouse: Anna Shantz Weber. Lovina Weber (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Hannah Weber. Children: Marcy Ninomiya, Clare Weber, Brenda Calder, Donna Weber, Susan Schmitz, Robert. Funeral: April 26 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.
Wert.- Robert Kenneth., 72, Goshen, Ind., died April 4, of bone cancer. Spouse: Esther Thelma Glick Wert (deceased). Parents: Daniel David and Esther Mattie Umberger Wert. Children: Don Carufel-Wert, Dave Hockman-Wert; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
* Spouse Esther is NOT deceased.
Widrick.- Derwood Herbert, 83, Beaver Falls, N.Y., died April 23. Spouse: Ruth Marie Moser Widrick. Parents: Leon and Katherine Lehman Widrick. Children: Linda Gnagey, Randy, Susan Bush, Nancy Lind, Joyce Grau, Amy Widrick; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 26 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.
Wyse.- Lorraine M. Liechty, 92, Archbold, Ohio, died April 12. Spouse: Wilbur M. Wyse (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Emma Frey Liechty. Children: Jeanette Beck, Steve, Stan, Jim; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 17 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Yoder.- Alfred "Al" L., Jr., 83, Hesston, Kan., died April 3. Spouse: Irene Hershberger Yoder. Parents: Alfred L., Sr., and Zella Slaydon Yoder. Children: Melody Yoder Meyer; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 12 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Transcribed by: John Ingold