The Mennonite - March 2018
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, March 2018, pages 36-37, Vol. 21, No. 3.
Birky.- Verna M. Conrad, 94, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 25, 2017. Spouse: Luke Birky. Parents: Orie and Eda Zehr Conrad. Children: Karl Birky, Anne Birky, Kate Birky, Rachel Hamilton, Steve Birky; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 4 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Bitting.- Isabel Eigsti, 76, Tiskilwa, Ill., died Sept. 2, 2017. Spouse: Robert Bitting. Parents: Howard and Kathryn Stutzman Eigsti. Children: R. David Bitting, Kelley Millemon, Dan Bitting; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 7 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa.
Brubacher.- Emma Horst, 94, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Feb. 6. Spouse: Raymond Brubacher (deceased). Parents: Menno and Lovina Bauman Horst. Children: Carolyn Carr, Sandra Mohr, Don Brubacher, Bruce Brubacher, Mark Brubacher; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 9 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.
Detwiler.- Jay Henry, 84, Telford, Pa., died July 22, 2017. Spouse: Ruth Eileen Grasse Detwiler. Parents: Henry and Eva Landis Detwiler. Children: Cindy Jackowski, Steven Detwiler; one grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 26 at Blooming Glen (Pa) Mennonite Church.
George.- Joyce Ethel Roach, 83, Denver, Colo., died Jan. 17. Spouse: Donald Ray George (deceased). Parents: William Roach and Effie Eggers Roach Bolton Dodd. Children: Robert George, Randy George, David George; four grandchildren; six great- grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 22 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.
Gongwer.- Ivan L., 93, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 25, 2017. Spouse: Ruby Kauffman Gongwer (deceased). Parents: Maurice and Olive Stauffer Gongwer. Children: Deb Bode, Ann Spratt; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 28 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.
Groff.- Alma Herr, 91, Lancaster County, Pa., and Denver, died Nov. 25, 2017. Spouse: Willis M. Groff (deceased). Children: Carolyn, Dale.
Harnish.- Ruth Fern Martin, 90, Eureka, Ill., died Nov. 23, 2017. Spouse: Robert Harnish. Parents: Perry and Annie Wenger Martin. Children: Robert Brunk Harnish, Suzanne Gerber, Mary Rush, Rick Harnish, Stephen Harnish; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Dec. 16 at Roanoke Mennonite Church, Roanoke, Ill.
Heussman.- Gunther D., 78, Emmaus, Pa., died Dec. 19, 2017. Spouse: Francis Long Heussman. Parents: Herbert and Anna Spreckleman Heussman. Child: Wayne Heussman; two grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 23 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, Pa.
Kabira.- Wandalee Weaver, 88, Tokyo, Japan and Newton, Kan., died Jan. 11 of multiple myeloma. Spouse: Chosei Kabira. Parents: Albert and Ruth Weaver. Children: Jon, Ken G., Jay; three grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 19 at Aoba Christ Church, Yokohama, Japan.
Kauffman.- Gladys Mary Mullet, 95, Bozeman, Montana, died Jan. 9. Spouse: Samuel Morris Kauffman (deceased). Parents: Menno J. Mullet and Ora Pearl Chaney. Children: Pamela Howard, Twila Kauffman, Vaughn Kauffman, Kent Kauffman, Merrill Kauffman, Vance Kauffman, Valerie Deeney, Gaylene Kerr, Linford Kauffman; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 26 at Evangelical Free Church, Bozeman.
Leaman.- Marian Herr Garber, 92, Lititz, Pa., died Jan. 24. Spouse: Henry Breckbill Leaman (deceased). Parents: Jay Clarence Garber and Emma Vera Herr Garber. Children: Sara Leaman, Jim Leaman, Ken Leaman, Ron Leaman, Rachel Johns, Lois Jantzi, Carol Witmer; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 4 at Willow Street Mennonite Church, Willow Street, Pa.
Martin.- Allen, 82, Aurora, Colo., died Nov. 22, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. Spouse: Grace Stutzman Martin. Parents: Emanuel and Rachel Martin. Children: Shelley Kauffman, Eric Martin, Amy Buerge, Sara Michael; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 10 at First Mennonite Church, Denver, Colo.
Miller.- Dorothy Maxine Gingerich, 88, Orrville, Ohio, died Jan. 29. Spouse: Leo Miller (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Volina Gingerich. Children: Jenell Ulrich, Rhonda Savage, Gail Manickam, Renee Koshmider; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 3 at Orrville Mennonite Church.
Miller.- Rosa Mae Miller Hochstedler, 98, Harlan, Ind., died Nov. 30, 2017. Spouse: Edwin E. Miller (deceased). Spouse: Menno Hochstedler (deceased). Parents: Peter B. and Josephine Aschliman Miller. Children: Marilyn Foster, Clifford Hochstedler, Sharon Hochstedler; step-children: Teresa Williamson, Leslie Hughes, Elaine Gerkins; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 3 at Pathway Christian Church, Harlan.
Mininger.- Charles N., 85, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 8, 2017. Spouse: Arlene Stover Mininger. Parents: Charles B. and Eva N. Nice Mininger. Child: Jay Mininger; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 14 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Moyer.- Anna "Anne" Marie, 80, Lansdale, Pa., died Sept. 4, 2017. Parents: Dwight and Elizabeth Yothers Moyer. Funeral: Sept. 23 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Moyer.- Mary H., 81, Harleysville, Pa., died Nov. 10, 2017. Parents: Edwin B. and Susan D. Hackman Moyer. Funeral: Dec. 3 at Chapel of the Peter Becker Community, Harleysville.
Nofziger.- Mattie Mae Miller, 95, Archbold, Ohio, died Dec. 5, 2017. Spouse: Harold M. Nofziger (deceased). Parents: Jonas and Matilda Hershberger Miller. Children: Brenda Sensenig, Karen Beck, Rachel Sauder, Jeanne Sears, Jim Nofziger, Mary Kennell, John Nofziger; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 9 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Nussbaum.- Bessie Irene Lehman, 88, Kidron, Ohio, died Nov. 29, 2017. Spouse: Willis L. Nussbaum (deceased). Parents: Silas C. and Bertha Nussbaum Lehman. Children: Delo Gerber, Deanie Nussbaum, Grace Miller, Goldie Yoder, Glenda Masters, JoAnn Martin; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 2 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron.
Poindexter.- Gordon Wallace Jr., 91, Waynesboro, Va., died Dec. 13, 2017. Spouse: Kathy Frey Poindexter. Parents: Gordon Wallace and Mary Morse Boyd Poindexter. Children: Sarah Boyd Poindexter Harmer, Gordon W. Poindexter, III, James Edward Poindexter; two grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 2 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.
Reed.- Harold Elias, 83, Lititz, Pa., died Dec. 13, 2017, of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Barbara Keener Reed. Parents: George and Elizabeth Newswanger Reed. Children: Garlen K. Reed, Grace K. Reed, Gwendolyn Blankenship, Gennifer Elaine Reed; one grandchild; two great-granddaughters; one step-great-granddaughter. Funeral: Dec. 17 at James Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.
Riegsecker.- Donald Samuel, 82, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 12, 2017. Spouse: Mona Roth Riegsecker. Parents: Louis and Della Stutzman Riegsecker. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Rosenberger.- Evelyn Blanche Grasse, 83, Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 28, 2017. Spouse: Marcus L. Rosenberger. Parents: John M. and Blanche Landis Grasse. Children: Jeffrey Rosenberger, Tom Rosenberger, Jennifer L. Sigmans; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 15 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Smucker.- Arthur A., 94, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 25, 201 7. Spouse: Carol Oyer. Spouse: Oma Hershberger Smucker (deceased). Parents: Ralph and Alma Smucker. Children: Doug Smucker, Brian Smucker, Don Smucker, Cynthia Marcus, Carol Smucker, Robert Smucker; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 5, 2018 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Swartzendruber.- Kathryn Ann Bontrager, 86, Ashley, Mich., died Jan. 1. Spouse: John Swartzendruber. Parents: Ottis and Mayme Conrad Bontrager. Children: Karen Braden, Shari Durkin, Audrey Almdale, John B. Swartzendruber; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 8 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Umble.- Miriam E. Kreider, 91, Parkesburg, Pa., died Dec. 9, 2017. Spouse: R. Clair Umble (deceased). Parents: John F. and Matie Mae Hinkle Kreider. Children: Ronald N. Umble, Herbert Umble, Jay Umble, Arthur Umble; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 18 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, Lititz, Pa.
Wenger.- Paul H., 93, Hesston, Kan., died Oct. 13, 2017. Spouse: Lela Ruth Bentch Wenger. Parents: Jesse and Ella Lehman Wenger. Children: Barb Thomas, Twila Snowden, Dwayne Wenger, Donna Heinrichs; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 17 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Wetzel.- Conrad L., 86, Lenexa, Kan., died Oct. 17, 2017. Spouse: Martyne Landis Ruth Wetzel. Parents: Harry and Gertrude Carson Wetzel. Children: Bruce Wetzel, Carson Wetzel, Allen Wetzel; two granddaughters. Memorial service: Nov. 11 at Argyle Bible Church, Colchester, Ill.
Wideman.- Joanne Nancy Shantz, 68, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Dec. 28, 2017, of cancer. Spouse: Cliff Wideman. Parents: Nyal and Helen Shantz. Children: Amy Scott, Trevor Wideman; two grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 3, 2018 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.
Wyse.- Patricia A. Short, 88, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 6. Spouse: Charles Wyse (deceased). Parents: Raymond and Elizabeth Short Wyse*. Children: Samuel Wyse, David Wyse, Audrey Fricke, Chris Wyse; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 13 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
*Correction - Parents were Raymond and Elizabeth (Short) Short.
Yoder.- Anna Margaret Shirey, 98, Wooster, Ohio, died Jan. 23. Spouse: Fred Yoder (deceased). Parents: Logan D. and Rose Shirey. Children: Fred Yoder, Jr., Rachel Gingerich; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild. Memorial service to be held at a later date.
Transcribed by: John Ingold