The Mennonite - November, 2005
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, November 1, 2005, pages 25-26, Vol. 8, No. 21.
Correction: The notice for Harry Keith Cressman appeared incorrectly in the Sept. 20 issue. It should have read as follows: Cressman, Harry Keith, 80, Peoria, Ill., died Aug. 3. Spouse: (1st) Katherine Mary Crager (deceased), (2nd) Audrey Musselman Cressman. Parents: Howard Alexander and Ida Snyder Cressman. Children: Karl, Erik; four grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 7 at Mennonite Church of Normal, Ill.
Ahijevych.- Maria Marunchenko, 92, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died Aug. 28. Spouse: Mykola Ahijevych, Sr. Parents: Stephan and Anna Dumbe Marunchenko. Children: Mykola Jr., Anatole, Svetlana Miller; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 1 at First Mennonite Church, Sugarcreek.
Birky.- Loren Joe, 81, Hopedale, Ill., died Oct. 1. Spouse: Velda Birkey Birky. Parents: Aaron and Bertha Schantz Birky. Children: Mark, Curtis, Jeffry, Jane Rittenhouse; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 4 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.
Brunk.- Esther E. Yoder, 82, Phoenix, Ariz., died Sept. 12. Parents: Levi and Hettie Yoder. Children: J. Dale, Chene R. Cooke; two grandchildren. Funeral: Private service for the family.
Coon.- Roland Leroy, 53, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 2. Spouse: Grace Armstrong Coon. Parents: Victor and Pauline Nofziger Coon. Children: Wendy, Jeremy, Crystal; one grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 7 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
De Antonio.- Brooke A. Cochran, 47, Mountville, Pa., died Sept. 28 of a stroke. Parents: G. Ray and Lucille Hecker Cochran. Child: Christopher D. Funeral: Oct. 3 at East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Epp.- Robert D., 91, Henderson, Neb., died Sept. 27. Spouse: Anna Peters Epp (deceased). Parents: Jacob M. and Maria Peters Epp. Children: Nola Rae, Jerry; two grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.
Esch.- Barbara Mast, 100, Glendale, Ariz., died Sept.
24. Spouse: Henry D. Esch (deceased). Parents: Joseph J. Maust
and Lydia Hochstetler. Children: Lelia Schlabach, Victor, Beulah
(Boots) Raber, Myrna Schmidt; eight grandchildren; 18
Burial: Sept 28 with a memorial service at a later date at Sunnyslope
Mennonite Church, Phoenix,
Forrey.- Avery James, 3 1/2 months, Carlisle. Pa., died Oct. 5. Parents: Jamie and Chasity Forrey. Funeral: Oct. 10 at Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle.
Gockley.- Charles Eugene, 70, Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 23 of pneumonia. Spouse: Verna Sweigart Gockley. Parents: Harry and Esther Witmer Gockley. Children: Jeff, Cindy Augsburger; three grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 27 in Sarasota.
Hartman.- Ruth G., 68, Brutus, Mich, died Aug. 29. Spouse: Don Hartman. Parents: Menno and Mary Gregory Burkhart. Memorial service: Sept. 4 at Maple River Mennonite Church, Brutus.
Hofstetter.- Lester, 92, Kidron, Ohio, died Sept. 29. Parents: Simon and Sarah Hofstetter. Funeral: Oct. 1 at Kidron Mennonite Church.
Kanagy.- Ruby Miley, Belleville, Pa., died Sept. 24. Spouse: Jonathan D. Miley. Parents: Walter and Effie Vance Miley. Children: Marian Hartzler, Marilyn Schano; four grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 27 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.
Koehn.- Mabel S., 88, McPherson, Kan., died Sept. 19. Parents: Carl and Lena Wedel Koehn. Funeral: Sept. 22 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson.
Logan.- Edna Hochstetler, 92, Kalona, Iowa, died Sept. 20. Spouse: William Logan (deceased). Parents: David B. Hochstetler and Emma Stutzman. Children: Dorothy, Marlan, Margaret Chapman, Mary Helen Miller. Funeral: Sept. 23 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.
Miller.- Amos N., 84, Lancaster, Pa., died Aug. 1. Spouse: (1st) Miriam Brackbill Miller (deceased), (2nd) Ada Zuck Miller (deceased). Parents: Christian C. and Esther Newcomer Miller. Children: John, Janet Miller Harnish; stepchildren: M. Elaine Zuck, Donna Eigsti, Janet Peachey, Joanne Greenly (deceased); five grandchildren: four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 3 at Kinzer Mennonite Church, Kinzer, Pa.
Miller.- Larry David, 60, Kentland/Newton, Ind., died Aug. 14 in an automobile accident. Spouse: Miriam Elizabeth Neff Miller (deceased). Parents: Marvin and Lydia Mae Schmucker Miller. Children: Pamela K. Schoonveld, Sean D., Jodi M.; four grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 19 at Brook (lnd.) Community Center.
Miller.- Miriam (Mim) Elizabeth Neff, 66, Kentland/Newton, Ind., died Aug. 14 in an automobile accident. Spouse: Larry David Miller (deceased). Parents: Paul and Bertha Landis Neff. Children: Pamela K. Schoonveld, Sean D., Jodi M.; four grandchildren. Funeral: Aug 19 at Brook (Ind.) Community Center.
Mullet.- William J., Sr., 73, Sarasota, Fla., died July 10 of cancer. Spouse: Emma Mullet. Children: Bob, Bill Jr., Butch, Betty Hochstetler; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 in Sarasota.
Noll.- Gerald E., 69, Manheim, Pa., died Oct. 4. Spouse: Miriam Warfel Noll. Parents: Harry H. and Florence M. Binkley Noll. Children: J. Richard, Wendy L. Noll Martin; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 8 at East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Peters.- Goldie Friesen, 83, Henderson, Neb., died Oct. 3. Spouse: Clarence Peters (deceased). Parents: Bernhard A. and Katie Abrahams Friesen. Children: Chery Siebert, Rollyn; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 7 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.
Raber.- Esther Ummel, 89, Flanagan, Ill., died Sept. 24. Spouse: Wayne Erb Raber (deceased). Parents: Paul and Edith Urban Ummel. Children: William, Ronald, Merlyn; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 27 at Meadows Mennonite Church, Chenoa, Ill.
Solinger.- Tom, 72, Dalton, Ohio, died Sept. 18. Spouse: Amy Solinger. Parents: Thomas and Catherine Solinger. Child: Charles. Funeral: Sept. 22 at Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church.
Valverde.- Daniel, 65, Mohnton, Pa., died Sept. 20. Spouse: Bernice Weber Valverde. Parents: Feliciano and Florinda Reyes Valverde. Children: Doug, Michael; four grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 25 at Akron (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
The Mennonite, November 15, 2005, pages 25-26, Vol. 8, No. 22.
Bear.- Beatrice Kauffman, 90, East Petersburg, Pa., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Benjamin H. Bear (deceased). Parents: Elmer N. and Anna Leaman Kauffman. Children: Irene B. Landis, Patsy B. Groff; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 16 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church.
Bixler.- Glen G., 90, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 5. Spouse. Wilma Shaum Bixler (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Martha Wenger Bixler. Children: Mary Jane Roth, Glen S.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 8 at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen.
Christner.- Vernon J., 76, Lagrange, Ind., died Oct. 23, Spouse: Fannie Marie Miller Christner. Parents John S. and Gertie M. Yoder Christner. Children: Sherryl Rhinesmith, Nedra Watson, Marsha Pineda; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.
Conrad.- Richard, 86, Louisville, Ohio, died Oct. 18. Spouse: Mary Martin Conrad. Parents: Daniel and Anna Knopp Conrad. Children: Patricia Williams, Marilyn Schell, Deborah Pachmeyer, Diane Fulmer, James, John, William, Kenneth, Randal, Charles (deceased); 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.
Derstine.- Arlene Roth, 85, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 19. Spouse. Stuart K. Derstine. Parents: Elmer and Caroline Kemmerer Roth. Children: Nancy Greaser, Diane Detweiler, Lee, John, David: 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Souderton Mennonite Church.
Dyck.- Abe A., 80, Buhler, Kan., died Oct. 18. Spouse: Arlene Stucky. Parents: Abraham J. and Margaret Schmidt Dyck. Children: Margaret Grossardt, David; one grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 24 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, Kan.
Franz.- Emily Regnier, 26, Sturgis, Mich., died Oct. 22. Spouse: Matthew Paul Franz. Parents: James and Janette Regnier. Child: Cecelia. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Allen Park (Mich.) Chapel.
Gochenaur.- Verna Irene, 89, Lancaster, Pa., died Aug. 16. Spouse: Robert H. Gochenaur, Sr. (deceased). Parents: Christian and Ada Murry Thomas. Children: Alma Shultz, Robert, Betty Rohrer; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 19 at New Providence (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Godshalk.- Elsie W., 81, Chalfont, Pa., died Oct. 8.
Spouse: Paul H. Godshalk. Parents: J. Paul and Barbara Wismer
Rush. Children: Donna Barndt, Judith Martin-Godshalk, Lorne "Lory"
Blank; seven grandchildren.
Funeral: Oct. 11 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.
Gerber.- Lorne David, 61, Stratford, Ont., died Oct. 27. Spouse: Viola Gerber. Parents: John and Clara Bast Gerber. Children: Bob, Brad, Tammy Lynch; six grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 31 at Avon Mennonite Church, Stratford.
Kaufman.- Leona, 92, Wayland, Iowa, died Sept. 30. Parents: Joseph J. and Lydia Boese Kaufman. Funeral: Oct. 3 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church.
Lehman.- Verna Yeager, 78, Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 17. Spouse: G. Irvin Lehman. Parents: Roy C. and Ada M. Shetter Yeager. Children: George N., Peter, Timothy, Eunice Kerbs; four grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 20 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Marek.- O. Darlene, 76, Washington, Iowa, died Sept 21. Parents: Paul and Ednabell Simpson Marek. Funeral: Sept. 24 at Jones Funeral Home, Washington.
Miller.- Euphemia Allan, 89, Leicester, N.Y., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Mahlon J. Miller (deceased). Parents: William and Elizabeth Johnstone Allan. Children: Thomas A., Karen L. Myers, Sharon K. Richardson, George L; three grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 17 at Covington United Presbyterian Church, Pavilion, N.Y.
Miller.- Mary Mullet, 99, Kalona, Iowa, died Oct. 14. Spouse: Clarence Miller (deceased). Parents: Noah and Fannie Hershberger Mullet. Children: Clara Yoder, Albert, Fannie, Mamie Nisly, Ezra; 28 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 28 at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Nisly.- Laura, 70, Grantham, Pa., died Sept. 7 of liver cancer. Spouse: Paul W. Nisly. Parents: Edward and Elizabeth Yoder Nisly. Children: Janelle Joy (deceased), L. Lamar, Randal R.; three grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 11 at Grantham Brethren in Christ Church.
Oberlander.- Doris Mae, 76, Perkasie, Pa., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Frank O. Oberlander, Sr. (deceased). Parents: Warren and Annie Charles Renner. Children: Nancy A. Cramer, Frances Nyce, Frank O. Oberlander, Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 19 at Reed and Steinback Funeral Home, Doylestown, Pa.
Roth.- Lulu Freyenberger, 96, Wayland, Iowa, died Oct. 14. Spouse: Lloyd Roth (deceased). Parents: Menno and Mary Oswald Freyenberger. Child: Donnie G.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 16 at Sugar Creek Mennonite, Wayland.
Schmidt.- Clara Penner, 97, Newton, Kan., died Oct. 16. Spouse: Ben Schmidt (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Margaret Nickel Penner. Children: Eldon, Elaine Miller, Delores Strahm; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 21 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.
Schmidt.- Linda E. Martens, 93, Inman, Kan., died Oct 16. Spouse: Otto P. Schmidt. Parents: Peter B. and Anna Schroeder Martens. Children: Velda Braun, Leon, LeRoy, Delores Funk; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 18 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman.
Seaton.- Velda, 99, Washington, Iowa, died Sept. 22. Spouse: Roy Seaton (deceased). Parents: Floyd and Mabel Jones Hixson. Children: Kathleen, Karen. Funeral: Sept. 24 at Gould Funeral Home, Richland, Iowa.
Seese.- Dale, 84, Johnstown. Pa., died Sept. 27. Spouse: Allegra Seese. Parents: Willis and Elizabeth Seese. Children: Althea, Alden (Doc), Adrian; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, Davidsville, Pa.
Springer.- Eugene W., 77, Morton, Ill., died Oct. 21. Spouse: Mary Schrock Springer. Parents: Joseph and Emma Birkey Springer. Children: Jody Knepp, Patty Johnson, Jeanne Lindley, Rollie, Jeff; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24 at Calvary Mennonite Church, Washington, Ill.
Springer.- Gary, 59, St. George, Utah, died Oct. 16. Spouse: Georgia Bane Springer (deceased). Parents: Paul and Leota Birkey Springer. Children: Staci, Nickolas; step-children: Robert Bateman, Jr., Randolph Bateman, Kimberly Duncan; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Davis Mortuary, Tremont, Ill.
Yoder.- Lillie Hostetler, 106, Lebanon, Ore., died Sept. 11. Spouse: Silas Yoder (deceased). Parents: Enos and Minerva Hostetler. Children: Glenn, Lora Marshall, Dorothy King, Violet Hopkins; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 15 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Ore.
Yoder.- Stanley Jay, 82, Canby, Ore., died Oct. 6. Spouse: Carmen Wolf Yoder. Parents: Loney and Vinnie Kauffman Yoder. Funeral: Oct. 15 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Ore.
Transcribed by: John Ingold