The Mennonite - July 2012
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, July 2012, pages 47-49, Vol. 15, No. 7.
Bandy.- Murray Cecil, 93, Hesston, Kan., died May 4. Spouse: Dessie Troyer Bandy (deceased). Parents: Joseph Edgar and Ola Ellison Bandy. Child: Sondra Bandy Koontz. Funeral: May 10 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Barkman.- Betty, 81, Altona, Manitoba, died April 15. Parents: Pete L. and Helena Harms Barkman. Funeral: April 19 at Eastview Place, Altona.
Bontrager.- Lucy G. Gerber, 58, Hesston, Kan., died May 1. Spouse: Jerre Bontrager. Parents: Emery and Joan Ely Gerber. Children: Jerod, Jordan. Funeral: May 4 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston.
Brenneman.- Blanche Ellen, 87, Kalona, Iowa, died May 17. Parents: Henry and Minnie Knepp Brenneman. Funeral: May 20 at Yoder-Powell Funeral Home, Kalona.
Doehrmann.- Ronda Jean, 52, Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away from melanoma May 11, in her home. Ronda was born on Feb. 2, 1960 in Wauseon, Ohio, the youngest daughter of the late Donald and Fern Stuckey Wyse. She is survived by her husband, Noel "Tony" Doehrmann, whom she married on May 19, 1979. Also surviving are three children, Brady (Barry) Hoylman of Pettisville, Ohio, Jacob (Kasey) Doehrmann of Archbold, Ohio, and Eli Doehrmann of Fayette, Ohio; two grandchildren, Macy and Kobe Hoylman of Pettisville, Ohio; a brother, Ross (Karen) Wyse of Archbold, Ohio; and a sister, Roxanne (Neal) Kauffman of Joliet, Ill. Ronda is preceded in death by her brother, Byron. Ronda lived and worked in the Archbold area at The Home Restaurant, Sauder Woodworking and later stayed home raising her children. Her love for people equipped her to care for the children of others in her home and later to assist the elderly in their homes. In 2006 she moved with her husband to Hesston, Kan., where she worked at a child care facility. In 2008, they moved to Bellefontaine where they began serving at Jubilee Mennonite Church. Ronda was a former member at Lockport Mennonite Church in Stryker, Ohio and a covenant member of Jubilee Mennonite Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Pastor John Thomas officiated at a funeral service on May 16 at the Jubilee Mennonite Church, Bellefontaine, Ohio. There will be a memorial service at the Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, with burial in the Lockport Cemetery at a later date.
Ediger.- Shirley Lucille Regier, 77, Inman, Kan., died May 13. Spouse: John F. Ediger. Parents: Jacob L. and Ida Mae Ratzlaff Regier. Children: Kay Schmidt, Randy, Russell, Barbara Ellen Brown; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 16 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.
Eichelberger.- Leta Marie Oyer, 85, Lakewood, Colo., died May 9, of a heart attack. Spouse: John Eldon Eichelberger (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Elmira Naffziger Oyer. Children: Douglas J., Cynthia M. Eichelberger-Ziegler; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at Glennon Heights Mennonite Church, Lakewood.
Gehman.- Donald H., 81, Lancaster, Pa., died May 18. Spouse: Ruth Eby Gehman. Parents: Aaron W. and Florence Baker Gehman. Children: Diane E. Gehman, Frederic. Funeral: May 22 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.
Goering.- Jon Edward, 64, Newton, Kan., died May 29. Parents: Elmer H. and Gladys Graber Goering. Funeral: June 4 at First Mennonite Church of Christian, Moundridge, Kan.
Hamilton.- Jessie Matilda Yoder, 92, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 6. Spouse: Eldon Leslie Hamilton (deceased). Parents: Hiram and Rhoda Shenk Yoder. Children: Elsie Hamilton Bowman, James, Alice Hamilton Brubaker, David; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 10 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linnville. Va.
Harder.- Eldon Bernard, 89, Aberdeen, Idaho, died May 26 of a stroke. Spouse: Helen Klempel Harder. Parents: Willie and Catherine Wiebe Harder. Children: Jim, Gene, Stan; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 31 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.
Kool.- Rebekah Smith, 30, Orange, Va., died April 18. Spouse: Harm Kool. Parents: Les and Betsy Crockett Smith. Funeral: April 28 in Orange, Va.
LeFevre.- Robert E., 80, Goshen, Ind., died March 1, of injuries sustained in a fall. Spouse: Carolyn Main LeFevre. Parents: Noah and Esther Landis LeFevre. Children: Marcia Friesen, Karen Swartzendruber, Jackie Sue LeFevre, Dennis, Ronald; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Lehman.- Mary Elizabeth, 80, Kidron, Ohio, died March 20. Parents: Silas Cleophas and Bertha Nussbaum Lehman. Funeral: March 23 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron.
Lehman.- Naomi Krady, 89, Ephrata, Pa., died May 6, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Paul Lehman. Parents: Daniel Stoner Krady and Francis Miller Krady. Children: Judy Stoltzfus, Jim, Jerry; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 12 at the Welcoming Place of Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, Pa.
Liechty.- Reuben L., 83, Sarasota, Fla., died May 2. Spouse: Ruth E. Zook Liechty. Parents: Silas and Sarah Frey Liechty. Children: Gene, Tricia Watson, Elizabeth Liechty; eight grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.
Miller.- Daniel, Jr., 77, Boerne, Texas, died June 9. Spouse: Mary Ellen Hershberger Miller. Parents: Dan H. and Katie L. Miller. Children: Jan R. Lehman, James R., Julie R. Nielsen; four grandchildren. Funeral: June 14 at San Antonio Mennonite Church, San Antonio, Texas, and June 18 at Yoder-Powell Funeral Home, Kalona, Iowa.
Neuenschwander.- Paul A., 90, Kidron, Ohio, died March 13, of a stroke. Spouse: Carrie Anna Lehman Neuenschwander (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Lydia Martha Amstutz Neuenschwander. Children: Kathleen Zendt, Kenneth, Norma Burkholder, Arthur, Shirley Hochstetler, Janet Hostetler; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron.
Shank.- Odela Elizabeth Sutter, 89, Goshen, Ind, died March 21. Spouse: Raymond L. Shank (deceased). Parents: Lawrence and Sarah Birkey Sutter. Children: Lorraine Borntrager, Wanda Bouwman, Galen, Leon, Marlin. Funeral: March 24 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling, Ill.
Tann.- Jo, 89, Goshen, Ind., died May 21, of pneumonia. Spouse: Herman Tann (deceased). Children: Amy Buckwalter, Millie Birky, Eugene; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. No funeral service.
Troyer.- Cephas C., 91, Goshen, Ind., died April 21. Spouse: Mary Jean Birky Troyer. Parents: Christian M. and Elizabeth Miller Troyer. Children: Janice Beachy, Nevin; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 25 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Unzicker.- Carl David, 73, Goshen, Ind., died May 25. Spouse: Arleta Unzicker. Parents: Earl and Josephine Ulrich Unzicker. Children: Timothy, Antony; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Voth.- Peter C., 91, Altona, Manitoba, died April 17. 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.
Wade.- Gary Duane, 56, Washington, Iowa, died May 5, of cancer. Spouse: Shirley Boese Wade. Parents: Darrel and Edith Yoder Wade. Children: Jameson, Michelle Wade. Funeral: May 11 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa.
Waltner.- Mary Winifred Schlosser, 97, Elkhart, Ind., died May 17. Spouse: Erland Waltner (deceased). Parents: George and Mary Ogden Schlosser. Children: Mary Liechty Adams, Kathleen Waltner-Toews, Rose Graber, Irene Nadon; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: June 2 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart.
Watts.- Marcus E., 84, Newton, Kan., died May 9. Spouse: Joyce Unruh Schroeder Watts. Parents: Arthur James and Flo May Carter Watts. Children: Sandy Carnahan, Connie Watts, Dee Peipho; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Step-children: DeVona Powell, Marcus Schroeder, Rusten Schroeder, Brent Schroeder; six step-grandchildren. Funeral: May 21 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton.
Weaver.- Arlie Virginia Hershberger, 90, Glendale, Ariz., died May 19. Spouse: Stanley Weaver. Parents: John J. and Lila Kreider Hershberger. Funeral: May 30 at Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, Phoenix, Ariz.
Wedel.- Merlin Dale, 79, Hesston, Kan., May 22. Spouse: Earla Yost Wedel. Parents: Dewey and Evelyn Smith Wedel. Children: Bruce, Sondra Leatherman, Jay; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 29 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Wedel.- Rosella Mary Schroeder, 87, Goessel, Kan., died May 20. Spouse: Peter H. Wedel (deceased). Parents: David I. and Mary Hiebert Schroeder. Children: Elaine Cox, Mary Funk, David; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 24 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.
Wenhold.- Dorothy M. Kulp, 90, Lansdale, Pa., died June 5. Spouse: J. Paul Wenhold (deceased). Parents: Jacob B. and Ada S. Moyer Kulp. Children: Larry, Diane Smith; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 8 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.
Yoder.- Darvin, 87, Reedsville, Pa., died May 1. Spouse: Ada Yoder. Funeral: May 3 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, Pa.
Yoder.- Ernest L., 89, Goshen, Ind., died May 2. Spouse: Erma Faye Steingass Yoder (deceased). Parents: Melvin J. and Lillie Hostetler Yoder. Children: Marie Yoder Dyck, Jane Rodriguez, Edward L., six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen
Yoder.- Flossie Lehman, 98, Goshen, Ind., died April 26. Spouse: Paul E. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Edwin C. and Mary Lehman. Children: Perry B., Janet S. Yoder, E. Charles, Jared B., Jonathan P., Mary A. Garber; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at East Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Yoder.- Pearl E. Bowen, 94, LaGrange, Ind., died March 27. Spouse: Joseph S. Yoder (deceased). Parents: David and Mabel Harmon Bowen. Children: Hazel Ann Bontrager, Rosalie Bontrager, Marilynn Hooley, Peggy Gillespie, Nita Gerwel, Jose S. Yoder, Jr., John Yoder; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 31 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Yoder.- V. Ray, 91, Clarence Center, N.Y., died May 21. Spouse: Mary Anna Weber Yoder. Parents: Ira Levi and Minnie Pearl Brubaker Yoder. Children: Kathryn Yoder Ernest, James, Rachael Yoder Jarvis, Tim, John; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Transcribed by: John Ingold