The Mennonite - September 2008
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, September 2, 2008, pages
26-27, Vol. 11, No. 17.
Beachy.- Henry, 92, Kalona,
Iowa, died Aug. 5. Spouse: Alma Slabach Beachy. Parents: Menno and Mary
Troyer Beachy. Children: Mary Litwiller, Emma Simmons, Merle; eight
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 8 at Kalona
Birkey.- Frances M. Hieser, 93,
Gibson City, Ill., died July 15. Spouse: Clarence L. Birkey (deceased).
Parents: John and Mary Hieser. Children: Warren, Susie Oyer; one
grandchild; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 18 at East Bend
Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.
Birky.- Marjorie Eula Lais, 83,
Kalispell, Mont., died July 23. Spouse: Ezra Birky. Parents: Daniel and
Ellen Egli Lais. Children: Ian, Michael, Ellen Lehman, Susan Birky,
Vance; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 28 at
Mountain View Mennonite Church, Kalispell.
Calhoun.- Donald G., 70,
Gordonville, Pa., died July 28. Spouse: Janet L. Umble Calhoun.
Parents: Virgil and Mary Haga Calhoun. Children: Hazel Bennethum,
Jeffrey, Michael T., Donald; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
July 31 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.
Christy.- Grace Katzenmoyer,
83, Lansdale, Pa., died Aug. 4 of congestive heart failure. Spouse:
Paul Wilson Christy (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Ella Katzenmoyer.
Children: Paul, Howard; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Aug. 7 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.
Eash.- Maynard Leroy, 79,
Wellman, Iowa, died Aug. 9. Spouse: Ada Mae Swartzendruber Eash.
Spouse: Elaine Roth Eash (deceased). Parents: Amelius and Dorothy
Rensberger Eash. Children: Randall, Rita Peachey, Ruby Kern, Roberta
Kandel, Suzanne Moser, Karla Mabarak, Kevin Yoder; six grandchildren;
five step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 12 at West
Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.
Godshall.- Stella Moyer, 92,
Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 4. Spouse: Paul A. Godshall. Parents: Alvin
and Lizzie Bergey Moyer. Children: Miriam Godshall, Lourene Bender,
Stanley, Philip; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral:
Aug. 8 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Goertz.- Henry Arnold, 59,
Bristol, Ind., died June 28 of cancer. Spouse: Alice Loree Miller
Goertz. Parents: Ernest and Elma Goertzen Goertz. Children: Jeremiah,
Marvin, Isaiah; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 6 at College Mennonite
Church, Goshen, Ind.
Graber.- Joseph A., 76, Goshen,
Ind., died July 2S. Spouse: Dora Troyer Graber. Parents: Abraham and
Katie Marner Graber. Children: Joseph Scott, Jeff, Ted, Tonya Eveler;
13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 29 at First
Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Ind.
Herner.- Charlene Ann, 77,
Kalona, Iowa, died Aug. 1. Parents: Edwin and Marie Miller Herner.
Funeral: Aug. 4 at Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona.
Hershey.- Dorothy G., 87,
Lancaster, Pa., died July 5. Parents: Isaac E. and Esther Brackbill
Hershey. Funeral: July 9 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.
Histand.- Ivan G., 56,
Perkasie, Pa., died Aug. 4. Spouse: Martene L. Mussleman Histand.
Parents: Claude and Arlene Alderfer Histand. Children: Tonya Histand,
Megan Histand; one grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 9 at Blooming Glen
Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Hoeppner.- Harry, 62, Winkler,
Manitoba, died June 7. Parents: Henry and Anne Penner Hoeppner.
Funeral: Wiebe's Funeral Home, Winkler.
Hofer.- Jake M., 87, Freeman,
S.D., died Aug. 11. Spouse: Anna Gross Hofer. Parents: Jacob J. and
Margaret Mendel Hofer. Child: Ilene Schartner. Funeral: Aug. 14 at
Hutterthal Mennonite Church.
Knopp.- Cathy S., 57, Albion,
Ind., died July 30. Parents: John H. and Helen Todd Knopp. Funeral:
Aug. 2 at Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana, Ohio.
Lint.- Charles E., Jr., 84,
Scottdale, Pa., died Aug. 9. Parents: Charles E. Sr. and LuLu Belle
Tressler Lint. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Scottdale.
Schmidt.- Grace Vivian, 88,
Marion, S.D., died Aug. 6. Parents: Gerhard G. Emma Schmidt. Funeral:
Aug. 11 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Schulz.- Leonard, 86, Altona,
Manitoba, died June 22. Spouse: Susan Reddekopp Schulz. Parents: David
and Katherine Friesen Schulz. Children: Richard, Judy Klassen, Rosella
Weimer, Alvin, Gerald; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral: June 26 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.
Showalter.- Paul Gabriel, 69,
Harrisonburg, Va., died June 30. Spouse:
Betty Shifflet Showalter. Parents: Clark Anthony and Viola Heatwole
Showalter. Children: Cheryl Ann Showalter Parker, Jill Annette
Showalter Fries, Paula Gail Showalter Brown; eight grandchildren.
Funeral: July 3 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Siemens-Rhodes.- Willa Esperanza,
lived seven minutes, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 11 of Trisomy 18 "Edward's
Syndrome:” Parents: Mitch and Heidi Siemens-Rhodes. Siblings: Theo,
Adam. Funeral: Aug. 16 at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen.
Stuckey.- Chauncey Howard, 90,
Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 1. Spouse: Pearl Stuckey Stuckey. Parents:
Peter J. and Anna Short Stuckey. Children: Richard, Larry; four
grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 5 at Lockport
Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Unruh.- Lou Isla Belle Cummings,
85, Hesston, Kan., died July 31. Spouse:
Raymond Lee Unruh (deceased). Parents: Howard and Mildred Saurbaugh
Cummings. Funeral: Aug. 5 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.
Vogts.- Roger, 65, Moundridge,
Kan., died Aug.8 of a heart attack. Parents: Herman and Frieda Flickner
Vogts. Children: Brian, Brandon, Duane Helms, Dwight Helms; nine
grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 12 at First
Mennonite Church of Christian, Moundridge, Kan.
Weaver.- Phyllis B. Young, 79,
Brewster, Ohio, died July 28 following an extended battle with cancer.
Spouse: Jacob M. Weaver. Parents: Lester and Virgie Blanton Young.
Children: Larry W., Roy "Arkie;” Carrie Fannin; seven grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 1 at Longenecker Mennonite Church.
Yoder.- Ina B. Yoder, 86, West
Liberty, Ohio, died July 20. Spouse: Everett B. Yoder. Parents: Floyd
R. and Kathryn B. Plank Yoder. Children: R. Michael, Suzanne Troyer,
Kathy Short, Anne Troyer, Sara King, Matt, Mark, Roger, Jeff; 27
grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 26 at Oak Grove
Mennonite Church, West Liberty.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
The Mennonite, September 16, 2008, page 28,
Vol. 11, No. 18.
Bert.- John S., 65, Mountville,
Pa., died July 17 of multiple myeloma. Spouse: Loine F. Engle Bert.
Parents: John and Lela Myers Bert. Children: Kendric, Daryl; two
grand-children. Funeral: July 20 at Glossbrenner United Methodist
Church, Mt. Joy, Pa.
Frederick.- Mary E., 54,
Mertztown, Pa., died Aug. 6 of cardiac arrest. Parents: J. Mark and
Sarah Jones Frederick. Funeral: Aug. 10 at Boyertown Mennonite Church,
Friesen.- Lois Ruth, 73,
Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 15. Parents: Cornelius and Elma Gearig
Friesen. Funeral: Aug. 20 at Fairlawn Haven Chapel, Archbold, Ohio.
Froese.- Eddie, 85, Inman,
Kan., died Aug. 26. Spouse: Susie Franz Froese. Parents: Jacob P. and
Susan Franz Froese. Child: Merle L.; two grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 30 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.
Hollinger.- R. Anna Landis, 97,
East Petersburg, Pa., died Aug. 16. Spouse: I. Lester Hollinger
(deceased). Parents: Aaron S. and Della Wolgemuth Landis. Children: I.
Wilmer, Clair M., James L.; seven grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug.21 at East Petersburg Mennonite
Kaufman.- Marie Ida, 90,
Glendale, Ariz., died July 11. Parents: Joseph Wilfred and Mattie Jane
Kennel Kaufman. Funeral: July 20 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale.
Kennell.- Chester W., 88,
Eureka, Ill., died Aug. 22 of a blocked bowel. Spouse: Helen Marie
Neuhauser Kennell. Parents: John E. and Martha E. Garber Kennell.
Children: John, Judy Miller, Nancy Fisher; 10 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 25 at Roanoke Mennonite Church,
Laber.- Lori Koch, 68,
Middlebury, Ind., died July 31. Spouse: Ed Laber. Parents: Alex and
Esther Schleiger Koch. Children: Tami Calhoun, Robin Schwerin, Krys
Malin, Mark; five grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 4 at First Mennonite
Laird.- Mary Louise Ford, 80,
Orrville, Ohio, died Aug. 20. Spouse: John William Laird. Parents:
William and Gladys Mowry Ford. Children: Rodney Allen Laird, Jackie
Laird Cole; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug.
25 at Arnold Funeral Home, Canton, Ohio.
Lehman.- Addison E., 94,
Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 10. Spouse: Mary L. Zehr Lehman. Parents:
Christian K. and Mary B. Zehr Lehman. Children: Karl, Robert, Joseph,
Chris, Barry, Charles; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Aug. 13 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Marks.- Lowell R., 91, Goshen,
Ind., died July 2. Spouse: Lois F. Weldy Marks (deceased). Parents:
William Edward and Edith Hunsberger Marks. Children: Naomi Otto, Ray,
Terry; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 5 at
North Goshen Mennonite Church.
Miller.- Marvin J., 80, Goshen,
Ind., died June 9. Spouse: Ruth D. Yoder Miller. Parents: Joseph and
Amanda Smucker Miller. Children: Sandra Miller-Givan, Dallas, Nathan,
Arnold, Anthony; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June
14 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.
Penner.- Peter Adolph, 51,
Reedley, Calif., died Aug. 16. Spouse: Jenny Tatum Penner. Parents:
Gustav A. and Mary Joyce Penner. Children: Mary Hansen, Sara Penner,
Margaret Penner, Laura Penner, Isaac. Funeral: Aug. 21 at First
Mennonite Church, Reedley.
Pfile.- Anita Marie Marner, 73,
Freeport, Iowa, died Aug. 15 of heart failure caused by effects of
amyloidosis. Spouse: Elton Pfile. Parents: Walter E. and Alta F. Rhodes
Marner. Children: Lisa M. Miller, Diane K. Pfile, Brian E.; six
grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 18 at Freeport Mennonite Church.
Roth.- Betty L. Boshart, 79,
Washington, Iowa, died Aug. 9. Spouse: Owen Roth. Parents: Claire D.
and Lydia Wyse Boshart. Children: Janice Roth, Judy Yoder, Jolene
Bearden; five grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Bethel Mennonite
Church, Wayland, Iowa.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
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