The Mennonite - October, 2005

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, October 4, 2005, pages 26-27, Vol. 8, No. 19.

Enck.- Elizabeth (Betty) Herr Thomas, 98, Lititz, Pa., died Aug. 30. Spouse: Frank M. Enck (deceased). Parents: Elmer B. and Mary Herr Thomas. Children: Daniel, Mary Reitz, Jesse, Anna Lois Shertzer, Miriam Progner; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, Lititz.

Gingerich.- Jeremiah (Jerry), 94, Bruneau, Idaho, died Sept. 2. Spouse: Letha Slatter Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Christian and Mary Zehr Gingerich. Children: Kermit, Verlin, Mary Beth King, Donell, Dolores Brubaker, Rudy; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 9 at American Church, Bruneau.

Graybill.- Elta M., 92, Martinsburg, Pa., died Sept. 1. Parents: Clayton and Bertha Graybill. Funeral: Sept. 4 at Martinsburg Mennonite Church.

Heyerly.- Mabel Stutzman, 93, Albany, Ore., died Sept. 10. Spouse: Ernest H. Heyerly (deceased). Parents: Ira and Mary Boshart Stutzman. Children: Mary Lee Strong, John, Daniel; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 13 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Jantz.- Sadie M., 91, Moundridge, Kan., died July 3. Spouse: Melvin Jantz. Parents: Louie and Mary Wedel Decker. Children: Dwight, Merle, Royce, Mary Ford. Funeral: July 7 at West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge.

Knicely.- Frank Shank, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 21. Spouse: (1st) Ruby Burkholder Knicely (deceased), (2nd) Ruth Ketterman Knicely. Parents: Joseph L. and Bertha Shank Knicely. Child: Fred; step-children Allen Ketterman, Richard Ketterman, Karen Elliot; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 24 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Krabill.- Russell Roth, 88, Goshen, Ind., died July 16. Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Hiestand. Parents: Elmer and Mary Ann Roth Krabill. Children: Mary Ann Hollinger, James Russell; five grandchildren. Funeral: July 20 at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Longenecker.- J. Howard, 87, Elizabethtown, Pa., died Aug. 13. Spouse: Pearl G. Longenecker. Parents: Phares B. and Kathryn H. Longenecker. Children: Reba Crill, Darlene Landis, Glen; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 17 at Bossler Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown.

Martin.- Harvey S., 80, Elmira, Ont., died Aug. 25. Spouse: Ermina Martin. Parents: Daniel and Lucinda Snyder Martin. Children: Keith, Karen Moore, Gloria, Glen, Collin, Carol Weber, Roger, Reta Sauder, Tim, Tracey Deihl; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 29 at Floradale (Ont.) Mennonite Church.

Martin.- Marjorie Shantz, 90, Orrville, Ohio, died Aug. 19 of cancer. Spouse: Phares D. Martin (deceased). Parents: Benjamin and Myra Snyder Shantz. Stepchildren: Alice, Grace, Wesley, Lois Zimmerly, Ralph, Caolyn* Swartzendruber, Velma Souder; 21 step-grandchildren; 52 step-great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 22 at Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.
*Transcriber's note: It is Carolyn.

Miller.- Jakob Levi, 32, Scottdale, Pa., died Aug. 23. Parents: Levi and Gloria Miller. Funeral: Sept. 7 at Scottdale Mennonite Church.

Mishler.- Dorsa, mission facilitator, dies at 89.  Goshen, Ind. - Dorsa Mishler was a facilitator, helping others follow God's call toward mission.  Over his 30 years as personnel director at Mennonite Board of Missiions, a predecessor agency of Mennonite Mission Network, nearly 3,000 people entered service through MBM - either overseas, domestic or as Mission Board staff.  Mishler, 89 of Goshen, died of pneumonia Sept. 15 in Elkhart, Ind.  During his time at the mission board, Mishler interviewed and placed candidates for staff, voluntary service and overseas mission positions, as well as many domestic worker condidates.  Several people who worked with Mishler called him a mentor.  They said his generosity, compassion and organization skills allowed him to connect with others to help advance God's plan.  He was born April 30, 1916, in Shipshewana, Ind., to Homer J. and Lydia Mishler.  He married Mary K. Diller on July 12, 1946, in Elida, Ohio.  She survives with four sons, John of Goshen, Robert of Singers Glen, Va., Don of Dayton, Ohio, and Dennis of Brownsburg, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and four siblings, Ruth Mishler*, Lois Haarer, Margaret Coffman and Paul Mishler, all of Shipshewana.  An infant daughter, Barbara Anna Mishler, and a sister, Ruby Hostetler, are deceased - Mennonite Mission Network. (Printed in the News Digest Section)  *[Name is Ruth Miller - see correction below in Oct. 18, 2005 section]

Morningstar.- Ora A., 88, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 12. Spouse: Dorothy Klopfenstein Morningstar. Parents: Lewis and Fannie Kauffman Morningstar. Children: Allen, Jenni Kauffman, Tim; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 15 at Clinton Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Plank.- Annie, 93, Sarasota, Fla., died Sept. 1 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Menno Plank (deceased). Children: Clara Wood, Irene Beachy, Joe, Clarence, Ken; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 6 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Riegsecker.- Nancy Short, 70, Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 12. Spouse: Marlin Riegsecker. Parents: Jesse and Lucille Short. Children: Timothy, Laura, Jeff, Joel; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17.

Rogers-Martin.- Gabriella Rose, 14, Richfield, Minn., died Sept. 3 in her sleep. Parents: Darrell Martin and Rena Rogers. Funeral: Sept. 4 at Nokomis Church, Minneapolis, Minn.

Schmidt.- Arvid John, 60, Wichita, Kan., died Sept. 6. Parents: Simon and Martha Koehn Schmidt. Funeral: Sept. 12 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Sommers.- Dean, 79, Canton, Ohio, died Sept. 8. Spouse: Vivian Sommers. Parents: Harvey and Mary Ann Sommers. Children: Cheryl VanHorn, Lola Conway, Ila Peffer, Mary, Denise; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.

Troyer.- Francis C., 89, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 10. Spouse: Shirley Holaway Troyer. Parents: Jerry C. and Lizzie Mishler Troyer. Children: Eric L., Kristin F. Ems, Ingrid S. Eash, H. Yvonne Troyer Mayer; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 14 at Prairie St. Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Widrick.- Nelson, 89, Lowville, N.Y., died Aug. 14. Spouse: Esther Widrick (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Catherine Yousey Widrick. Children: Arlon, Willard, Kren Villiem, Patrina Ashley, Elton (deceased); nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Croghan (N.Y.) Mennonite Church.

Yoder.- Mildred Loechner, 92, Springs, Pa., died Aug. 31. Spouse: Ivan M. Yoder (deceased). Father: William Loechner. Children: Earl, Loretta Bender, Jean Maust, Richard, Delmas; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Springs Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

The Mennonite, October 18, 2005, page 26, Vol. 8, No. 20.

Correction: Kevin Dale Snyder was from Peoria, Ariz., not Illinois, as reported in the Sept. 20 issue. His funeral was at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Arizona.

Correction: In the Sept. 20* issue, Dorsa Mishler's sister was incorrectly listed as Ruth Mishler. Her correct name is Ruth Miller.
*[This item was in the "News Digest," not  in "For the Record" section in the October 4, 2005 issue on page 6. - tlm]

Alderfer.- Dorothy Mae, 94, Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 9. Spouse: Titus Alderfer (deceased). Parents: Herbert and Alice Haberle Crouthamel. Children: Allen, Harold; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 14 at Souderton Mennonite Church.

Boyer.- Melody Ann, 42, Syracuse, Ind., died Sept. 22. Spouse: Cameron Boyer. Parents: Jack and Vernice Mendenhall. Children: Brittney, Kemberly, Riley. Funeral: Sept. 26 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Eby.- Ivan Gingrich, 82, Ont., died Sept. 10. Spouse: Irene Eby. Parents: Menno and Melinda Gingrich Eby. Children: Duane, Evelyn Sauder; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 14 in Ontario.

Epp.- Frieda Jantzen, 101, Beatrice, Neb., died Sept. 18. Spouse: Herman Epp (deceased). Parents: Alexander and Helen Ensz Jantzen. Children: Kenneth, Alan Dean, Richard, Lucille Engbrecht; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 23 at First Mennonite Church, Beatrice.

Epp.- Henry D., 83, New Ulm, Minn., died Aug. 18. Spouse: Elvira Grace Jones. Parents: Danial P. and Susan Flaming Epp. Children: Gloria Jeanne, Judy Olson; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 27 at United Church, New Ulm.

Gable.- Ivan, 82, Kidron, Ohio, died Sept. 14. Spouse: Lottie Gable (deceased). Parents: William and Amelia Gable. Children: Cindy Nussbaum, Ken, Tim; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 17 at Kidron Mennonite Church.

Gerber.- Lydia, 88, Dalton, Ohio, died Sept. 7. Spouse: Clarence Gerber. Parents: Amos and Katie Steiner. Funeral: Sept. 10 at Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Gingerich.- Jeremiah Joseph, 94, Bruneau, Idaho, died Sept. 3. Spouse: Letha Slatter Gingerich. Parents: Christian and Mary Gingerich Zehr. Funeral*: Kermit, Verlin, Mary King, Donell, Dolores Brubaker, Rudy; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 9 at American Church, Bruneau.  *Posting note: Funeral should be Children:

Graber.- Viola Albright, 93, South Hutchinson, Kan., died Sept. 23. Spouse: Albert B. Graber (deceased). Parents: John and Carrie Albright Schwartz. Funeral: Sept. 27 at First Mennonite Church, Pretty Prairie, Kan.

Guth.- Merle D., 73, Washington, Ill., died Sept. 24. Spouse: Hannah Hohstadt Guth. Parents: Chester and Fern Guth Sharp. Children: Karen Beyer, Janet Zehr; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 28 at Calvary Mennonite Church, Washington.

Hartzler.- Clarence King, 85, Albany, Ore., died Sept. 21. Spouse: Ruby Gingerich Hartzler (deceased). Parents: Chester and Mary King Hartzler. Children: Anita Lindberg, Kenneth, Dale; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Herr.- Arlene L., 72, Lititz, Pa., died Sept. 24. Parents: Daniel M. and Esther Leaman Shenk. Children: Cindy Eshleman, Janet Dean, Jim, John, Leon Perkins, Rose Wayland; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at Landisville (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Hurst.- Lester M., 86, Leola, Pa, died Sept. 12. Spouse: Bertha Landis Hurst. Parents: Noah and Lydia Martin Hurst. Children: Evlyn Stisher, Darryl, Kenneth, Elaine Muschlitz, Dianne Bretz; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17 at Forest Mennonite Church, Leola.

Kehler.- Edwin P., 89, Altona, Man, died Sept. 9. Spouse: Gertrude Toews Kehler. Parents; Henry and Anna Walde Kehler. Children: Cliff, Janice Peters, Jim, Arnold, Judy Martens, Conrad; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 13 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Lawrence-Janzen.- Iva Bauman, 86, Mountain Lake, Minn., died Sept. 21. Spouse: John Janzen. Parents: Carl and Ida Nachtigal Bauman. Children: Beverly June Taylor Middleton, Raedelle Jeanne Lawrence-Wallace, Ronald James Lawrence, Jack Janzen, Deborah Janzen, Jerry Janzen; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 24 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.

Lehman.- Nathan, 80, Orrville, Ohio, died Sept. 23. Spouse: Eleanor Lehman. Parents: Aaron and Edna Lehman. Children: Randy, Carla Withrich, Karen Gerber, Marquita Hostetler, Curt, Carmen; 15 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 27 at Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Mayer.- Mabel Widrick, 95, Lowville, N.Y., died Sept. 11. Spouse: Clarence Mayer (deceased). Children: Arletha Mayer, Pauline Lehman, Aaron, Wilfred. Funeral: Sept. 13 at Lowville Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Jesse D., 90, Fayette, Ohio, died Sept. 12. Spouse: Pauline Miller. Parents: Uriah and Carrie Lehman Miller. Children: Dorothy Troyer, Darrell Miller, Janelle Nissley; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 23 at North Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Penner.- Mary, 97, Altona, Man., died Sept. 17. Spouse: Henry J. Penner (deceased). Parents: Cornelius and Barbara Stoesz Dueck. Funeral: Sept. 20 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Rodgers.- Daniel D., 22, Elkhart, Ind., died Sept. 16. Parents: Dwight and Kathryn Weckerle Rodgers. Funeral: Sept. 23 at AMBS, Elkhart.

Shenk.- Ruth Frey, 75, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 10. Spouse: Charles Shenk. Parents: Edward B. and Fannie Rupp Frey. Children: Steve, Gloria Good Shenk, Barbara, Ken; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 15 Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Voth.- Tena A., 95, Goessel, Kan, died Sept. 21. Spouse: Jacob Voth (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Sara Balzer Enns. Children: Joyce Stuart, Vera Davis, Carol Hoffer; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 24 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater.

Whetzel.- Wilma Whitmer, 86, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 11. Spouse: Perry Jesse Whetzel (deceased). Parents: William and Josephine Sager Whitmer. Children: David, Phyllis, Lois, James; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Burial: Sept. 14 at Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery, Broadway,Va.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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