The Mennonite - August 2016
"for the record" - Deaths:
Abrahams.- Ethel Grace Ewert, 92, Hillsboro, Kan., died July 5. Spouse: Norman E. Abrahams. Parents: Gerhard and Helena Peters Ewert. Children: Nan Graber, David Abrahams, Dwayne Abrahams, Nadine Abrahams; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life service: July 8 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan.
Covington.- Ruth Hainline Bertsche, 90, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 8. Spouse: Robert Jean Covington (deceased). Spouse: Frank Hainline (deceased). Parents: Harry and Emma Steiner Bertsche. Funeral: June 24 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Detweiler.- Emma Kathryn Yoder, 86, Boyertown, Pa., died July 13, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Alvin Detweiler (deceased). Ten children; 36 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 18 at Boyertown Mennonite Church.
Fehlberg.- Nettie Ada Troyer, 96, Wellman, Iowa, died July 9. Spouse: William Fehlberg (deceased). Parents: Lloyd and Emma Kennel Troyer. Children: Connie Beachy, Charlene Roth, Patricia Finknew, Randall Fehlberg, Sandra Fehlberg. Funeral: July 15 at Wellman Mennonite Church.
Herschberger.- Melvin J., 78, and Herschberger, Veva Aleene Miller, 78, both of Kalona, Iowa, died June 27, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Parents: John E. and Christena Eash Herschberger, C. Jay and Dinah Miller. Children: Darrel Herschberger, Wade Herschberger, Brian Herschberger, Kathy Herschberger, Marcia Watkins; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Hershberger.- Herman Luke, 93, Moundridge, Kan., died July 8. Spouse: Velma Hershberger (deceased). Parents: S.S. and Mabel Hartzler Hershberger. Children: Mary Lou Hershberger, Kermit Dee Hershberger, Vietta Krehbiel; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 11 at Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church.
Hess.- Herbert Snavely, 95, Landisville, Pa., formerly of Quarryville and Millersville, Pa., died May 22. Spouse: Sara Burkholder Hess. Parents: Norman and Helen Snavely Hess. Children: Judith Nord, Carol Mylin, Linda Musser, Herbert L. Hess, Debra Detwiler, Marcia Harnish, and Brent Hess; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 27 at Refton Brethren in Christ Church, Refton, Pa.
Horst.- Erma Snyder, 92, Waterloo, Ontario, died July 14. Spouse: Cleason Horst (deceased). Parents: Edwin and Leah Snyder. Children: Roger Horst, Richard Horst, Darrell Horst, Marlin Horst, Marcia Jean Horst; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 20 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St, Jacobs, Ontario.
Lahman.- Evelyn May Miller, 98, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 23. Spouse: Harold H. Lahman (deceased). Parents: Leonard W. and Lucy Yates Miller. Children: Richard A. Lahman, Milford G. Lahman, Floyd E. Lahman; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: June 27 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Landis.- Grace H., 93, Souderton, Pa., died July 1. Parents: John M. and Sallie H. Halteman Landis. Funeral: July 6 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Musselman.- Glenn Earl, 89, Goshen, Ind., died May 13. Spouse: Lois C. Shank Musselman. Parents: Samuel Z. and Ruth Batterman Musselman. Children: Crissie Graber, Sonia Chaves, Regina Perez, Cecilia Musselman Rocha, Anita Eisenbeis; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 3 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Nafziger.- E. Wayne, 77, Manhattan, Kan., died April 25. Spouse: Elfrieda Toews Nafziger. Parents: Orrin and Beatrice Slabaugh Nafziger. Children: Brian Nafziger, Kevin Nafziger. Memorial service: April 30 at All Faiths Chapel at Kansas State University, Manhattan.
North.- Wayne Gerald, 86, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 8, of leukemia. Spouse: Doris Amstutz North. Children: Rod North, Brenda Martin, Emily Sandel, David North, Janet Schlabach, Jennifer Bauman; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: July 12 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. Read full obituary at www.themennonite.org
Ortman.- Alvin C., 89, Marion, S.D., died June 22. Spouse: Arlyss Ortman. Parents: Andrew and Rose Dick Ortman. Children: Wayne Ortman, Jerry Ortman; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 25 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Peachey.- Mildred L. Brenneman, 88, Wellman, Iowa, died May 30. Spouse: John Peachey (deceased). Parents: Alvin and Sadie Huntsberger Brenneman. Children: Beth Miller, Bob Peachey; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 11 at Yoder-Powell Funeral Home, Kalona, Iowa.
Saner.- Verda Graber, Freeman, S.D., died May 8. Spouse: Delmer "Bud" Saner (deceased). Spouse: Ruben Kleinsasser (deceased). Parents: Jonath F. and Kathryn Graber. Children: Sharon Wollmann, Bryan Saner, Loren Saner, Marlin Saner. Funeral: June 15 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Selman.- Paul Raymond, 80, Elkhart, Ind., died June 9. Spouse: Carol Whirledge Selman. Parents: Carl and Eliza Selman. Children: Ted Selman, David Selman, Karen Selman; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 18 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart.
Weaver.- Vera Mae Troyer, 94, Goshen, Ind., died June 23. Spouse: James O. Weaver (deceased). Parents: Manley Miles Troyer and Mary Edna Reiff Troyer. Children: Larry Weaver, Jon Weaver, Roger Weaver; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 26 at Olive Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.
Zehr.- Henry "Hank" A., 95, Lowville, N.Y., died June 24. Spouse: Mable Steria Zehr (deceased). Parents: David H. and Veronica Widrick Zehr. Child: Albert Earl Zehr. Funeral: June 28 at Croghan Mennonite Church, Croghan, N.Y.
Transcribed by: John Ingold