The Mennonite - August, 2001

"for the record" - Deaths:

theMennonite, August 7, 2001, page 16-17, Vol. 4, No. 29.

Alderfer.- Daniel L., 45, Athens, Pa., died June 25 from a farm accident. Spouse: Glenna Moore Alderfer. Parents: Margaret Landes (deceased) and Durrell Alderfer. Other survivors: children Carrie, James, Gina. Funerals: June 28 at North Rome Wesleyan Church, Athens, Pa.; June 29 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Baer.- Curtis, 76, Moorefield, Ont., died June 9 of a heart attack. Spouse: Pauline Baer. Parents: Ezra and Elizabeth Good Baer (deceased). Other survivors: son David; one grandchild. Funeral: June 12 at Community Mennonite Fellowship, Drayton, Ont.

Bertsche.- Mary M. Kelley, 91, Bluffton, Ohio, died June 23. Spouse: Orville J. Bertsche (deceased). Parents: Beatrice and George Kelley (deceased). Survivors: children Mary Anne Moser, David, Jerry, Joe, Robert; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 28 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Bixler.- David W., 75, Goshen, Ind., died July 7. Spouse: Marjorie Atwater Bixler. Parents: A. Dale and Celesta Smucker Bixler (deceased). Other survivors: children Patricia, Barbara Bixler Lamb, Joyce, Alan, Donald; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Christner.- Levi, 70, Goshen, Ind., died July 22 of a stroke. Spouse: Martha Christner.

Detweiler.- Gerald B., 69, Secor, Ill., died July 15. Spouse: (1st) Dorothy Chambers Detweiler (deceased); (2nd) Sally Conley Detweiler. Parents: John and Laura Schertz Detweiler (deceased). Other survivors: children Alan, Linda Javor, Michael, Eric; eight grandchildren. Funeral: July 18 at Roanoke Mennonite Church, Eureka, Ill.

Ediger.- Betty Regehr, 79, Hesston, Kan., died July 9. Spouse: Sam Ediger. Parents: George and Mary Pauls Regehr (deceased). Other survivors: children Bruce, Darrell, David, Bette Jo Lehrman; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 12 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, Kan.

Farrell.- Carol Ann Thorp, 67, Syracuse, Ind., died July 12 of liver problems. Spouse: Joseph Farrell. Parents: Cecil and Opal Trual Thorp (deceased). Other survivors: children LuannYoder, Kristin, Andrew Oexmann; stepchildren Tim, Greg; seven grandchildren. Funeral: July 15 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Ind.

Graber.- Evalyn, 95, Kalona, Iowa, died July 7. Parents: John and Josephine Graber (deceased). Funeral: July 10 at Washington (Iowa) Mennonite Church.

Hershberger.- John Melvin, 90, Canby, Ore., died June 26. Spouse: Etta Kropf Hershberger. Parents: Jacob J. and Melinda Kramer Hershberger (deceased). Other survivors: children Warde, James, Keith; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial service: June 29 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Ore.

Hess.- Ella Good, 87, Lancaster, Pa., died July 2. Spouse: Mervin M. Hess (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Anna Kreider Good (deceased). Survivors: children Erma Brunk, Mervin, Daniel, J. Harold, Kenneth; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 5 at Landisville (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Horst.- Elvin M., 69, Manheim, Pa., died June 30. Spouse: Arlene R. Shenk Horst. Parents: Paul and Eva Martin Horst (deceased). Other survivor: daughter Andrea Stoltzfus. Funeral: July 5 at East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Hostetter.- A. Clyde, 93, Lititz, Pa., died June 22. Spouse: (1st) Lillian McMichael Hostetter (deceased), (2nd) Edna G. Brubaker Hostetter. Parents: Joseph and Katie Andrews Hostetter (deceased). Other survivors: children J. Paul, Robert; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 26 at Landis Homes Chapel, Lititz.

Koehn.- Bryson, 78, Medford, Okla., died July 4 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Spouse: Nathalie B. Decker Koehn. Parents: Adam and Esther Unruh Koehn (deceased). Other survivors: children Dwight, Sandra Foraker, Byron; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: July 9 at Deer Creek (Okla.) Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Marion M., 73, St. Joe, Ind., died June 30 of a stroke. Spouse: Alva Miller. Parents: Amos and Sarah Miller (deceased). Other survivors: children Kerry, Ken, Randy, Annette Chandler, Shawn; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 3 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.

Miller.- Maynard G., 73, Salisbury, Pa., died July 2. Parents: Aaron and Alta Yoder Miller (deceased). Funeral: July 5 at Springs (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Rachel M., 95, Goshen, Ind., died July 14. Spouse: Samuel S. Miller (deceased). Parents: Josiah and Magdalena Yoder Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Wayne, Willowdean Schleining, Jeannie Schrock, Winifred Lehman, Sharon Koelzer, Karon Weaver; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 18 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Myer.- Eleanor Wenger, 85, Lititz, Pa., died June 27. Spouse: Amos B. Myer (deceased). Parents: Phares C. and Nora Cassel Wenger (deceased). Survivors: children John, Amos, Lois Bucher, Rachel Miller, Jean Landis; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 30 at Landis Homes Chapel, Lititz.

Niswander.- Glenn, 90, Chambersburg, Pa., died June 22. Spouse: Orlena Niswander (deceased). Parents: Albert and Alta Niswander (deceased). Funeral: June 26 at Chambersburg Mennonite Church.

Nofziger.- Lena Elizabeth Mullet, 87, Roseburg, Ore., died July 5. Spouse: Virgil Nofziger (deceased). Parents: Jacob J. and Elizabeth Kauffman Mullet (deceased). Survivors: children Carolyn Proven, Carol Miller, Doug; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 9 at Lebanon (Ore.) Mennonite Church.

Peters.- Sara, 91, Steinbach, Man., died June 25. Funeral: June 7 at Steinbach Mennonite Church.

Preheim.- Gladys Waltner, 83, Freeman, S.D., died July 8. Spouse: Leonard Preheim (deceased). Parents: John P. and Anna Schrag Waltner (deceased). Survivors: children Dwight, Randall; one grandchild. Memorial service: July 9 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Preheim.- Leonard, 81, Freeman, S.D., died July 6. Spouse: Gladys Preheim (deceased). Parents: Jonath and Ida Graber Preheim (deceased). Survivors: children Dwight, Randall; one grandchild. Memorial service: July 9 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Ruby.- Andrew, 86, Tavistock, Ont., died June 17. Funeral: June 20 at East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock.

Schmidt.- Walter H., 91, Goessel, Kan., died July 17. Spouse: Hildred Schmidt (deceased). Survivors: daughter Drucilla Hall; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 20 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Schwenk.- Eleanor M., 62, Souderton, Pa., died June 30 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Spouse: Homer J. Schwenk. Parents: Abram and Ruth Moyer Derstine (deceased). Other survivors: children Richard, Bryan, Nancy, Kendra Lutz; seven grandchildren. Funeral service: July 5 at Souderton Mennonite Church.

Showalter.- Anna R., 94, Stuarts Draft, Va., died July 5. Parents: Amos and Lillie Showalter (deceased). Funeral: July 9 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.

Stuckey.- Florence Guth, 96, Deer Creek, Ill., died July 12. Spouse: Earl Stuckey (deceased). Parents: Peter and Bertha Naffziger Guth (deceased). Survivors: children Edith Lehman, Ann Stacy, Sandra Risser, Paul, Keith; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 16 at Calvary Mennonite Church, Washington, Ill.

Troyer.- Larry M., 62, Walnut Creek, Ohio, died July 2 of a stroke. Parents: Roy and Opal Miller Troyer (deceased). Funeral: July 6 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

Troyer.- Ted R., 79, Harper, Kan., died July 12 in a farm accident. Spouse: Violet Eicher Troyer. Parents: Fred and Bertha Schindler Troyer (deceased). Other survivors: children Rod, Rita Smoked; four grandchildren. Funeral: July 16 at Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, Harper.

Weaver.- Katie Grove, 91, Waynesboro, Va., died July 6. Spouse: Franklin Earl Weaver (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Emma Grove (deceased). Survivors: children Marion, Oliver, Alice Soppe, Dwight, Daniel, Maggie Brenneman, Orpha Beyeler; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: July 10 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.

Wenger.- Lawrence R., 79, Montezuma, Ga., died July 10. Spouse: Agnes Stutzman Wenger. Parents: Noah and Anna Ramer Wenger(deceased). Other survivors: children Marilyn Watson, Linda Yoder, Judy, Stanley; foster son Joe Foster; nine grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Yoder.- C. Harold, 96, Goshen, Ind., died July 13. Spouse: N. Louise Yoder (deceased). Parents: Frank and Anna Raber Yoder (deceased). Survivors: daughter Mary Sue Miller; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 16 at the Meeting House at Greencroft, Goshen.

Yoder.- Florence Schrock, 95, died July 7. Spouse: Christy P. Yoder (deceased). Parents: David and Susanna Diener Schrock (deceased). Survivors: children Evelyn Zook, Leroy, Joe; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 10 at Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City, Mo.

Yoder.- Mary Miller, 78, Sarasota, Fla., died July 1. Spouse: Amos Yoder (deceased). Parents: Gertrude and Mahlon Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Abbie Redcay, Gerald; three grandchildren. Funeral: July 5 at Ashton Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla.

Yoder.- Shirley Stauffer, 66, Leo-Cedarville, Ind., died July 15. Spouse: Meredith Yoder. Parents: Menno and Lena Stauffer (deceased). Other survivors: children Lori Clark, Leslie, Lisa; six grandchildren. Funeral: July 19 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo-Cedarville.

Young.- Doris Blair, 78, West Liberty, Ohio, died July 1. Parents: Frank and Dorothy Blair (deceased). Survivors: children Rebecca Allen, Elizabeth Figley, Martha Mount; five grandchildren. Funeral: July 4 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

Zehr.- Mabel Litwiller, 94, Gibson City, Ill., died May 29. Spouse: Silas Zehr (deceased). Parents: Amos and Barbara Nofziger Litwiller (deceased). Survivors: children John, LaVern; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 1 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.

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Bumgardner.- Charles, 72, Morton, Ill., died July 21. Spouse: Frances Zimmerman Bumgardner. Parents: George and Hester Bumgardner (deceased). Funeral: July 25 at First Mennonite Church, Morton.

Friesen.- Linda Zielke, 91, North Newton, Kan., died July 9. Spouse: Waldo Friesen (deceased). Parents: Peter B. and Evelyn Wiebe Zielke (deceased). Survivors: children Duane, Larry; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton.

Goering.- Justina Epp, 82, Nanaimo, B.C., died April 4. Spouse: Edwin Goering. Parents: Jakob and Justina Epp (deceased). Other survivors: children Ute Goering-Boone, Dag, Jurgen; one grandchild. Memorial service: April 9 at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, B.C.

Miller.- Howard R. Sr., 70, died May 27 of pancreatic cancer. Spouse: Sarah Mae Miller. Other survivors: children Carol Jean Sommers, Howard Ray Jr., Wayne Allen, Ruby Kay Wittmer, Nancy Ann Coblentz, Marlene Sue; 20 grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at Hartville (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Troyer.- Vera Miller, 90, LaGrange, Ind., died July 10 of organ failure. Spouse: Willis C. Troyer. Parents: Francis and Magdelena Wager Miller (deceased). Other survivors: children Helen Egli, Leona Overholt, Lena Delagrange, Donald, Philip, Bruce, Verlin, Willis Jr.; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.

White.- Floyd, 93, Dalton, Ohio, died June 24. Spouse: Mary White (deceased). Parents: William and Nettie Martin White (deceased). Survivors: children Jay, Chloe Senften; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 29 at Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Wyse.- Monroe B., 94, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 16. Spouse: Dora Short Wyse (deceased). Survivors: children Paul, John Mark, Rosalie Derstine, Grace Laffoon; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 19 at Harrisonburg, Va.

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Derstine.- Florence D., 89, Souderton, Pa., died June 26. Spouse: Linford Derstine (deceased). Parents: Harvey and Lizzie Rice (deceased). Survivors: children Ferril, Louise Histand, Sonja Moyer; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 31 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Hartzler.- John, 85, Goshen, Ind., died July 14 of heart failure. Spouse: Catherine Fisher Hartman. Parents: Simon and Magdalene Beuter Hartzler (deceased). Other survivors: children Earnest, Lewis, Floyd, Kenneth, Wayne, Juanita, Laveta Randall, Vivian Hunt; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: July 17 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Jantzi.- Annie, 89, Stratford, Ont., died July 20. Parents: Michael and Barbara Gerber Jantzi (deceased). Funeral: July 24 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont.

Kennedy.- Adele J. Chaffee, 40, Wauseon, Ohio, died July 28 of cancer. Spouse: Mark Kennedy. Parents: Lloyd (deceased) and Minnie Chaffee. Other survivors: children Matthew, Samantha. Funeral: Aug. 1 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon.

Landis.- Elias (J.R.) Alderfer, 66, Harleysville, Pa., died June 10. Spouse: Glenda Landis. Other survivors: children Kevin, Sally Derstine, Janet Blum; six grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Lehman.- Daniel S., 69, New Bremen, N.Y., died July 17. Spouse: Florence Zehr Lehman. Parents: Benjamin and Bertha Lehman (deceased). Other survivors: children Perry, Mark, Sheryl Nespor, Sue Roggie, Cynthia Lapp; nine grandchildren. Funeral: July 20 at Lowville (N.Y.) Mennonite Church.

Schroeder.- Diedrich J., 88, Winkler, Man., died July 7. Spouse: Helena Schroeder. Parents: Johann and Susana Schroeder (deceased). Other survivors: children Marlene Wiens, Dennis, Randy, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Altona (Man.) Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Swartley.- Paul P., 87, Towamencin (Pa.) Township, died July 24. Spouse: Eva Swartley. Other survivors: children Arlene Wambold, Richard, Jean Rodenberg, John; three grandchildren. Funeral: July 27 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Troyer.- M. Raymond, 88, Goshen, Ind., died July 23. Spouse: Kathryn Hartzler Troyer. Parents: N.E. and Eva Allgyer Troyer (deceased). Other survivors: children Betty Hartzler, Janet Yordy, Dennis, David, Norman; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funerals: July 26 at Greencroft Meetinghouse, Goshen; July 28 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio.

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theMennonite, August 28, 2001, page 13, Vol. 4, No. 32.

Clemmer.- Ella Landes, 91, Hatfield, Pa., died Aug. 2. Spouse: Willis H. Clemmer (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Sallie Alderfer Landes (deceased). Survivors: daughter Ruth C. Gahman; two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Egli.- Thomas E., 69, Yoder, Kan., died Aug. 4. Spouse: Glenna Schrock Egli. Parents: Emery and Edna Peterson Egli (deceased). Other survivors: children Karen, Kurt; three grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 7 at South Hutchinson (Kan.) Mennonite Church.

Esch.- Mabel V., 95, Morton, Ill., died Aug. 5. Parents: Sol and Emma Nafziger Esch (deceased). Funeral: Aug. 7 at Calvary Mennonite Church, Washington, Ill.

Friesen.- David A., 81, Henderson, Neb., died Aug. 2. Spouse: Nettie Friesen. Parents: Frank and Anna Thieszen Friesen (deceased). Other survivors: children Jerrene Watzel, Dwaine; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Gardner.- Shirley Shenk, 65, Aurora, Colo., died July 31 of cancer. Spouse: Lonny Gardner. Parents: J. Roy (deceased) and Ferne Shenk. Other survivors: children Steve, Lori; two grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 3 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Graybill.- Vera C., 99, Mifflin, Pa., died June 9. Spouse: Everett Graybill (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Olive Shelley (deceased). Survivors: children Lloyd, Arlene Brubaker; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: June 12 at Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Mifflintown, Pa.

Miller.- Clarence M. (Shorty), 93, Kalona, Iowa, died July 29. Spouse: Mary Mullet Miller. Parents: Harvey and Mary Fry Miller (deceased). Other survivors: children Clara Yoder, Albert, Fanny, Mamie Nisly, Ezra; 28 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug.1 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Oyer.- Wilmer "Bud", 78, Eureka, Ill., died July 27 of complications from surgery. Spouse: Marie P. Birkey Oyer. Parents: John R. and Mary A. Oyer (deceased). Other survivors: children Michael, Craig, Kevin, Jean Bernardi; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 30 at Metamora, Ill.

Regier.- Reuben "Jeff", 83, South Hutchinson, Kan., died Aug. 3. Spouse: Neva Mae Koehn Regier. Parents: Jacob and Mary Cornelson Regier (deceased). Other survivors: children Janice Hoppes, Denise Gerber; two grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 8 at South Hutchinson Mennonite Church.

Stuckey.- Ronald Jay, 48, Archbold, Ohio, died July 28 from injuries suffered in a farm accident. Spouse: Karen Stuckey. Parents: Chauncey and Pearl Stuckey. Other survivors: child Monrico Cummings. Burial: Aug. 2 at Stryker, Ohio.

Swartzentruber.- Vernon, 85, Pigeon, Mich., died July 17. Spouse: Elizabeth Christner Swartzentruber. Parents: Joel and Sarah Bender Swartzentruber (deceased). Other survivors: children Leon, Joyce Marmion, Elva Barstow, Melva Mast, Harold; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 22 at Pigeon River Mennonite Church, Pigeon.

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