The Mennonite - February, 2002

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, February 5, 2002, pages 26-27, Vol. 5, No. 3.

Blauch.- Ralph Leroy, 84, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 1. Spouse: Edna Moreland Blauch. Parents: Earl Ray and Nellie Ward Blauch (deceased). Other survivors: children Nancy Reinhart, Kay Grubb, Jacqueline Deputy; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 4 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Brubacher.- Nora, 90, New Hamburg, Ont., died Dec. 26, 2001. Parents: Noah and Leah Martin Brubacher (deceased). Funeral: Dec. 28 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont.

Delp.- Abram Lapp, 79, Souderton, Pa., died Jan. 4. Funeral: Jan. 8 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Friesen.- Herman A., 77, Henderson, Neb., died Dec. 31, 2001. Spouse: Lorene Friesen. Parents: Frank and Anna Friesen (deceased). Other survivors: children Lester, Carol Friesen, Homer, Berdon, Delwayne, Dellene Friesen, Ardean, Ardell, Nelda Riley; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 3 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Frye.- Freeman, 77, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 4. Spouse: Louise Wise Frye (deceased). Parents: Harvey and Mary Ann Christner Frye (deceased). Survivors: daughter Sharon Yoder; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 7 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Jordan.- Eunice Frey Dueck, 62, Beatrice, Neb., died Jan. 5 of cancer. Spouse: Allen Jordan. Parents: Ora and Irene Rychener Frey (deceased). Other survivors: children Rina Dueck McLuckie, Courtney Dueck; seven grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 12 at Beatrice Mennonite Church.

Kreider.- Helen Hartzler, 81, Marshallville, Ohio, died Dec. 24, 2001. Spouse: Harold A. Kreider (deceased). Parents: Harvey and Edith Hartzler (deceased). Survivors: children Lowell, Lyle, Reta McDonald; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 29 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio.

Longacre.- Daniel E., 89, died Dec. 30, 2001. Spouse: Kathryn Longacre (deceased). Survivors: children Daniel, Newton, Timothy, Kathryn, Diane; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 4 at Bally (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Maust.- Beulah Tressler, 84, Springs, Pa., died Jan. 5. Spouse: Ray O. Maust (deceased). Parents: Resley and Florence Briskey Tressler (deceased). Survivors: children Edward, Sherry Murray; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan.8 at Springs.

Schmidt.- Dorothy Wagner, 75, Walsenburg, Colo., died Dec. 13, 2001. Spouse: Melvin Schmidt. Other survivors: children Ronald Koehn, Donna DeLuna; stepson James Schmidt; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 18 at Walsenburg Mennonite Church.

Springer.- Jacob L., 96, Souderton, Pa., died Jan. 1. Parents: Jacob and Mary Springer (deceased). Funeral: Jan. 7 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Stauffer.- Edward Arthur, 76, Nampa, Idaho, died Sept. 9, 2001. Spouse: Dora Miller Stauffer. Parents: Chris and Anna Rediger Stauffer (deceased). Other survivors: children Lonnie, Gregory, Claryce Manweiler; four grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12 at First Mennonite Church, Nampa.

Weaver.- Earl Samuel, 87, Dayton, Va., died Jan. 5. Spouse: Mildred Montoney Weaver. Parents: Samuel and Hettie Showalter Weaver (deceased). Other survivors: children David, Lois Washington; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 8 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Wireman.- Isabel Moyer, 75, Souderton, Pa, died Jan. 1. Spouse: Curtis Wireman Jr. Parents: Willis and Alice Kriebel Moyer (deceased). Other survivors: children Charlene Clemmer, Linda Souder, Curtis III, Elisa DellaBarba; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 6 at Souderton Mennonite Church.

Yoder.- Jason, 19, Shipshewana, Ind, died Jan. 12 in a car accident. Parents: Herman and Lydia Yoder. Funeral: Jan. 16 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

The Mennonite, February 19, 2002, pages 26-27, Vol. 5, No. 4.

Anders.- Edna K., 93, Souderton, Pa., died Jan. 10. Spouse: (1st) William Strohe (deceased), (2nd) Alvin Anders (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Lizzie Kulp Groff (deceased). Survivors: step-children Margaret "Peg" Freed, Fran Delp, Reuben Anders, A. Dale Anders; 19 step-grandchildren; 38 step-great-grandchildren; nine step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 13 at Souderton Mennonite Home.

Atkinson.- Eva M. Hallman, 75, Doylestown, Pa., died Dec.8, 2001. Spouse: James P. Atkinson. Parents: Russel and Florence Moyer Hallman (deceased). Other survivors: step-children Sally Franklin and Elsie Platt; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 12 at Doylestown.

Augspurger.- Harold E., 93, Pulaski, Iowa, died Jan. 5. Spouse: Bonita Blast Augspurger. Parents: William and Anna Tschantz Augspurger (deceased). Other survivors: children Virginia Berryman, William, Bonnie Payne; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 7 at Pulaski Mennonite Church.

Buzzard.- Joseph R., 94, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 25, 2001. Spouse: Nellie Nussbaum Buzzard (deceased). Parents: A.L. and Cora Shoemaker Buzzard (deceased). Survivors: children Gerald, Eileen Roth; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 28 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Diener.- Esther M., 93, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 29, 2001. Parents: Moses M. and Sarah L. Raber Diener (deceased). Funeral: Jan. 4 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Versailles, Mo.

Foster.- John C., 47, Springdale, Ark., died Jan. 8. Spouse: Kathleen Murray Foster. Parents: Richard and Rose Bringe Foster. Funeral: Jan. 12 at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend, Ind.  [Correction from his wife, Kathleen: The official date of death was January 9, 2002 and the correct age was 46.]

Friesen.- Anna Mierau, 91, Henderson, Neb., died Jan. 20. Spouse: Theodore Friesen (deceased). Parents: Henry E. and Aganetha Brucks Mierau (deceased). Survivors: children Myron, Blaine; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 24 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Grau.- Marion Lehman Zehr, 99, Lowville, N.Y., died Jan. 26. Spouse: (1st) Reuben Zehr (deceased); (2nd) Russell Grau (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Mollie Zehr Lehman (deceased). Survivors: son Robert Zehr; 19 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 28 at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, Lowville.

Kliewer.- Margaret Regehr, 86, Henderson, Neb., died Jan. 19. Spouse: John Kliewer (deceased). Parents: David J. and Margaretha Penner Regehr (deceased). Survivors: children John, Harry, Darlene Penner, Marjorie Strong; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 23 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Martin.- Richard, 86, Harrisonburg, Va, died Jan. 18. Spouse: (1st) Edith Hostetter Martin (deceased); (2nd) Jo Barnes Martin. Parents: Lewis S. and Cora Martin (deceased). Other survivors: children Marian Berry, Barbara, Richard Jr.; stepson K. Brian Barnes; four grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 21 at Harrisonburg.

Mayberry.- John, 69, Sterling, Ill., died Jan. 8. Spouse: (1st) Joyce Good Mayberry (deceased), (2nd) Carole Mayberry. Parents: Bernard and Alberta Roderick Mayberry (deceased). Other survivors: children Dan, Brian, Pam Cornwell; stepchildren Diane Fisher, Kelly Minow; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 10 at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, Ill.

Miller.- Mary Miller, 96, Harrisonburg, Va, died Jan. 7. Spouse: Alvin D. Miller (deceased). Parents: Joni and Mary Troyer Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Paul, Floyd, James, David, Mamie Mellinger; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 10 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg.

Peacock.- Nona Turner, 96, Bloomington, Ill., died Jan. 17. Spouse: Lorn E. Peacock (deceased). Parent: Lula Turner (deceased). Survivors: children Winona Challendes, Romona Augspurger, Roy; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 21 at Mennonite Church of Normal (Ill.).

Rittenhouse.- Elizabeth (Bessie) Landis Ruth, 94, Towamencin, Pa, died Jan. 15. Spouse: Abram Z. Rittenhouse (deceased). Survivors: children Royden, Walter, Abram; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 17 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Slonecker.- Carl Forrest, 72, Bellefontaine, Ohio, died Jan. 19. Spouse: Nancy Craig. Parents: David E. and Lena Yoder King Slonecker (deceased). Other survivors: children Neil, Julia Inskeep, Mark; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 23 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio.

Swartley.- Emerson M., 77, Perkasie, Pa., died Jan. 7. Spouse: Esther Moyer Swartley. Parents: William and Ida Myers Swartley (deceased). Other survivors: children Dennis, Donald, Darla Rice, foster son Ronald Tasker; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 12 at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Wenger.- Kenneth R., 58, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, died Jan. 21 of a heart attack. Parents: Ira and Mildred Wyse Wenger (deceased). Funeral: Jan. 24 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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