The Mennonite - July 2006

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, July 4, 2006, page 27, Vol. 9, No. 13.

Coon.- Helen Neufeld, 72, Topeka, Ind., died May 30. Spouse: Robert R. Coon. Parents: John and Catherine Wiens Neufeld. Children: Russell, Catherine Bitkofer, Dorothy; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 3 at Topeka Mennonite Church.

Greaser.- Robert A., 80, Hatfield, Pa., died April 29. Spouse: Eva Godshall Greaser. Parents: LeRoy and Alma Alderfer Greaser. Child: Jonathan; one grandchild. Funeral: May 3 at Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Jantzen.- Richard W., 83, Topeka, Kan., died May 20. Spouse: Hilda L. Penner (deceased). Children: Steven, Karen Zeug; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 25 at Southern Hills Mennonite Church, Topeka.

Koehn.- Jacob C., 97, Goessel, Kan., died May 25. Spouse: Irma Voth Koehn. Parents: Cornelius and Aganetha Goertz Koehn. Children: Margaret Hiebert, John, Linda Buller; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Landes.- Henry A., 87, Souderton, Pa., died June 12. Spouse: Anna Derstine Landes. Parents: Isaiah and Susan Alderfer Landes. Children: Larry D., Merrill D., Henry D., Joanne D. Hostetter; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 15 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Lehman.- Marvin, 86, Kidron, Ohio, died May 24. Spouse: Oleta Lehman. Parents: Simon and Ida Lehman. Children: Joann Erb, John (deceased); two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 27 at Kidron Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Kenneth, 79, Wayland, Iowa, died May 26. Spouse: Verlee Miller. Parents: Iva and Lucille Miller. Children: Malcolm, Meredith, LuJean Bennett, Kim Sheetz, Kelly Smith, Tina Garrett; seven grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at Wayland Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Robert Clarence, 72, Davidsville, Pa., died June 3. Spouse: Dorothy Miller Kegg. Parents: Clarence Miller and Flora M. Turner. Children: Cheryl Moore, Robert C., Linda Moore; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 5 at Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, Davidsville.

Moser.- Lawson E., 46, Castorland, N.Y., died May 28 in a motorcycle accident. Spouse: Leslie Kloster Moser. Parents: Marvin and Belva Zehr Moser. Children: Tristyn, Tierney, Taylor, Morgan, Tyler. Funeral: June 1 at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, Lowville, N.Y.

Pauls.- Irvin "Irv" A., 80, Buhler, Kan., died June 13. Spouse: Louise Schroeder Pauls. Children: Gaylene Van Horn, Shirley Grubbs; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 16 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, Kan.

Ray.- James, 77, Saginaw, Mich., died May 7. Spouse: Rhodan Ray. Parents: Alfred and Adell Harris Ray. Children: Clara Pinkston, Marlene Patterson, Jackie, Roberta Smmons, Debra Marks, Phil, Christopher, Charles, George; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 13 at Grace Chapel, Saginaw.

Rohrer.- Clarence D., 84, Lancaster, Pa., died May 31. Spouse: Alverta Huber Rohrer (deceased). Parents: Christian and Fannie Diffenbach Rohrer. Children: J. Kenneth, John, Ronald, Jean M. Deaner, Barbara Hoover; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 3 at Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird-In-Hand, Pa.

Rohrer.- Mary, 88, Lancaster, Pa., died May 9. Parents: Peter L. and Bertha Wenger Rohrer. Funeral: May 12 at Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird-In-Hand, Pa.

Roth.- Leonard W., 77, Akron, N.Y., died May 28. Spouse: Ruth Schrock. Parents: William and Lena Roth. Children: Laurie Herr, Charlene Davis, Steven; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 31 at Alden (N.Y.) Mennonite Church.

Shank.- Samuel Shetler, 89, Linville, Va., died May 31. Spouse: Kathryn Showalter Shank. Parents: Perry and Katherine Showalter Shank. Children: Richard Samuel, Randall Eugene, Emily Kay; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 3 at Trissels Mennonite Church, Broadway, Va.

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The Mennonite, July 18, 2006, page 28, Vol. 9, No. 14.

Bavis.- Michael P. Jr., 24, Telford, Pa., died June 16. Parents: David and Joan M. Derbyshire Sheetz. Child: Michael Patrick Bavis, III. Funeral: June 21 at Franconia (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Goerzen.- Tina Janzen, 88, Reedley, Calif., died June 20. Spouse: Abe Goerzen (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Maria Friesen Janzen. Children: Hans, Ron, Donald, Marlena Loewen; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 28 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.

Good.- Nancy, 67, Valparaiso, Ind., died June 22. Parents: Ora and Lydia Sutter Gut. Burial: June 25 at Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery, Kouts, Ind.

Haws.- Ernest D., 88, Schwenksville, Pa., died June 13. Spouse: Edna Freed Haws. Parents: Llewelyn and Elsie Reppert Haws. Children: Patricia Kuestner, Pamela Rakowski, Robin Nice: two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 17 at Hersteins Mennonite Church, Schwenksville.

King.- Cleta Mae Kurtz, 93, Champaign, Ohio, died June 11. Spouse: Floyd Y. King (deceased). Parents: Orvin and Maida Hershberger Kurtz. Children: Calvin, Walter, We, Duane, Harlan; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 15 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio.

Kreider.- Elvin N., 80, Manheim, Pa., died June 15. Spouse: Mabel L. Hackman Kreider. Parents: Benjamin R. and Virginia Nolt Kreider. Children: Kenneth L., Ronald E., James E., Carol Ann Buchen; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 19 at East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Livengood.- Betty Taylor, 75, Keyser, W.V., died May 22. Spouse: Paul Myron Livengood. Parents: Thomas and Lillian Osborne Taylor. Children; Judith Brenneman, Paul Taylor; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at Pinto (Md.) Mennonite Church.

Maust.- Joseph Sr., 98, Pigeon, Mich., died June 16. Spouse: Emma Fisher Maust. Parents: Joseph and Lydia Hochstetler Maust. Children: Myra Gerstenschlager, Joseph J., Doug; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 19 at Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, Pigeon.

Miller.- Bertha, 93, Lititz, Pa., died June 13. Spouse: Paul Miller (deceased). Children: Rebecca Fast, John, James, Rosemary Miller Fitzsimmons; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 19 at Landis Homes, Lititz.

Miller.- Ellen Bachman, 79, Parnell, Iowa, died June 18. Spouse: Marvin J. Miller. Parents: Aaron and Emma Egli Bachman. Children: George, Sherlyn Jantzi, Frank; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 21 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.

Ortman.- Walter A., 84, Freeman, S.D., died June 25. Spouse: Leora Graber Ortman. Parents: August K. and Caroline Waltner Ortman. Children: Ross, Karl. Funeral: June 28 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Oswald.- Martha Duerksen, 86, Glendale, Ariz., died April 2 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: C. Evan Oswald. Parents: John R. and Susanna Quiring Duerksen. Child: Sylvia Oswald Beneze; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Glencroft Retirement Community Auditorium, Glendale.

Pauls.- Irvin A. "Irv", 80, Buhler, Kan., died June 13. Spouse: Louise Pauls. Children: Gaylene Van Horn, Shirley Grubbs; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 16 in Buhler.

Pugh.- Michael Thomas, 46, Ephrata, Pa., died June 2 of cancer. Spouse: Cindy Pugh. Parents: Arthur and Martha Pugh. Children: Amber Corey, Tara, Timothy; two grandchildren. Funeral: June 9 at Reformed Presbyterian Church, Ephrata.

Rice.- Mary Eva Riegsecker, 89, Goshen, Ind., died June 16. Spouse: Harry C. Rice. Parents: John and Neomah Miller Riegsecker. Children: Dorothy Schmidt, Norma Gertzman, Gene, Dennis; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 20 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Sprunger.- Max T., 85, Goshen, Ind., died June 26. Spouse: Virginia Schwartz Sprunger (deceased). Parents: Martin and Linda Luginbill Sprunger. Children: Lewis W., Joseph A., Jonathan W., Ann M., Edmund L.; eight grandchildren. Funeral: June 29 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Stutzman.- Velma Martin, 94, Milford, Neb., died June 9. Spouse: Lester Stutzman (deceased). Parents: Peter and Margaret Martin. Children: Richard, Dorothy; 10 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 12 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.

Witmer.- Henry (Hank), 84, Leo, Ind., died June 14. Spouse: Edna Mae Gerig Witmer (deceased). Parents: Menno and Lydia S. Delagrange Witmer. Children: S. Cliff, Cletus U., Clarence L.; five grandchildren; one great grandchild. Funeral: June 18 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo-Cedarville, Ind.

Yoder.- Ruth Elizabeth, 82, Phoenix, Ariz., died June 9. Parents: John M. and Nancy Guengerich Yoder. Funeral: June 15 at Glencroft Retirement Center, Glendale, Ariz.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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