The Mennonite - November 2006
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, November 7, 2006, pages
33-34, Vol. 9, No. 21.
Albrecht.- Glendon A., 96,
Flanagan, Ill, died Sept. 29 of heart congestion. Spouse: Frances P.
Ummel Albrecht. Parents: Samuel and Ida Yordy Albrecht. Children:
Donald, Roger; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct.
3 at Prairieview Mennonite Church, Flanagan.
August.- Mary Ellen Nissley,
51, Battle Ground, Ind., died July 23 of cardiomyopathy related to
myotonic dystrophy. Spouse: Stephen Thomas August. Parents: Clayton and
Vera Becker Nissley. Child: Kristin August. Funeral: July 29 at Erisman
Mennonite, Manheim, Pa.
Bauman.- E. Blanche Fellenbaum,
73, Millersville, Pa., died Oct. 13 of leukemia. Spouse: Alvin H.
Bauman. Parents: Clyde and Edna Hilton Fellenbaum. Children: Jay P., A.
Lamar, C. Verlan, S. Kevin, E. Jeanette, Laurie S., E. Jewelene; 11
grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 18 at Masonville Mennonite Church,
Washington Boro, Pa.
Bollinger.- Paul Steven, 80,
Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept 21. Spouse: Janet Wenger Bollinger.
Parents: Edward and Sara Bumbaugh Bollinger. Children: Phyllis Branner,
Gail Anderson, Joetta Waring, Steven, Michael, Edward; seven
grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 24 at Weavers
Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Cober.- Donald, 84, Floradale,
Ont., died Sept. 8. Spouse: Kathleen Cober. Parents: Russell and Roxie
Cober. Children: Douglas, Dale, Diane Milson, Darrell, Donna Yemen;
seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12
at Fordwich Brethren in Christ Church.
Detwiler.- Ralph E., 90,
Hesston, Kan., died Oct 18. Spouse: Verna Miller Detwiler (deceased).
Parents: Noah and Orpha Fortner Detwiler. Children: Phyllis Yoder,
Glenford, Bell Duerksen, Luann Goertzen, Don; nine grandchildren; 15
great-grand-children. Funeral: Oct. 21 at Schowalter Villa Chapel,
Ebersole.- Linda M. Hershey,
53, Lancaster, Pa., died Oct 11 of cancer. Spouse: Jay D. Ebersole.
Parents: J. Eby and Kathryn Souder Hershey. Children: Rosalyn Gehman,
Randall, Ryan; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 16 at Stumptown
Mennonite Church, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.
Godshall.- Leroy G., 87,
Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 2. Spouse: Rachel Detweiler Godshall. Parents
Samuel and Mary Godshall. Children: Beverly Leatherman, Sharon
Swartley, Stanton, Charles; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Oct. 5 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Pa.
Groff.- Richard S., 88,
Ephrata, Pa., died Sept 15. Spouse: Marcella G. Groff (deceased).
Parents: Henry and Ella Stoner Groff. Children: Sara Jane Landis,
Shirley Groff, Jean Krause; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 20 at Ephrata Mennonite Church.
Histand.- Eunice Gingerich, 92,
Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 29. Spouse: Nelson W. Histand (deceased).
Parents: Amos and Nannie Yoder Gingerich. Children: Marian Schwabbauer,
Carol Lehman, Delores Friesen, Catherine Lichti, John, Timothy, Stan,
James; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 5 at College Mennonite Church,
Hostetler.- Dorothy Mast 83,
Newcomerstown, Ohio, died Oct. 16. Spouse: Phillip E. Hostetler
(deceased). Parents: Emery and Clara Gerber Mast. Children: Phyllis
Bussard, Teresa Wright, Jeffrey, Edwin; 12 grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 19 at First Mennonite Church,
Jantzen.- Martha R. Holland,
81, Beatrice, Neb., died Oct. 3. Spouse: Herbert J. Jantzen (deceased).
Parents: Frank and Stella Mae Amerson Holland. Funeral: Oct. 6 at First
Mennonite Church, Beatrice, Neb.
Lehrman.- Evelyn Schmidt, 80,
Goessel, Kan., died Sept. 23 of cancer. Spouse: Orie Lehrman
(deceased). Parents: Abram and Sara Schmidt. Children: Kaye Klassen,
Verney, Jerry; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral:
Sept. 26 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.
Lichty.- Elvina Bowman, 84,
Elmira, Ont., died Oct. 9 of a stroke. Spouse: Edwin M. Lichty
(deceased). Parents: Henry and Hannah Weber Bowman. Children: John,
Mary Ann Brubacher, Erma Kufske, Willard, Margaret Berg; nine
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 12 at St. Jacobs
Mark.- Richard, 73, Elkhart,
Ind., died Oct. 1. Spouse: Ruth Litwiller Mark. Parents: Albert and
Vivian Viel Mark. Children: Jeffery, Wesley, James, Wayne; six
grand-children. Funeral: Oct. 4 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen,
Mecum.- Joyce Comardelle, 70,
Des Allemands, La., died Sept. 29 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Spouse: Stanford J. Mecum. Parents: Camille and Corinne Dufrene
Comardelle. Children: Sharon M. Cortez, Steven B.; four grandchildren.
Funeral: Oct. 2 at Des Allemands Mennonite Church.
Miller.- Elsie L. Selzer, 86,
Hesston, Kan., died Oct. 16. Spouse: Ezra Miller (deceased). Parents:
Edward and Lorena Neuschwanger Selzer. Children: Dan; six
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 20 at Schowalter
Villa Chapel, Hesston.
Moyer.- Anna Delp, 87,
Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 11. Spouse: Preston F. Moyer. Parents:
Charles and Annie Price Delp. Children: Esther Hedrick, P. Lowell,
Dennis; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 14
at Souderton Mennonite Community.
Myers.- Emerson K., 85,
Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 25. Spouse: Pearl Long Myers. Parents:
Clarence and Emma Keeler Myers. Children: Philip Dean, Lorene; three
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 29 at Souderton
Oyer.- Elsie Katherine, 92,
Dewey, Ill., died Oct. 6. Parents: Manuel and Elizabeth Baecher Oyer.
Funeral: Oct. 9 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.
Steiner.- Arlene Amstutz, 90,
Orrville, Ohio, died Sept. 27 after a period of declining health.
Spouse: Glenn L. Schrock (deceased); Ross L. Gerber (deceased), Rev.
James A. Steiner (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Fannie Zaugg Amstutz.
Children: James L. Schrock, Philip Schrock, Nancy Conrad, David Gerber,
Daniel Gerber, Dwight Gerber, Amy Kauffman, Geneva Smucker, Dr. Gerald
Steiner, Eleanor Yoder, Marilyn Eigsti; 29 grandchildren; 31
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Orrville Mennonite Church.
Schmidt.- Milton, 85, Goessel,
Kan., died Sept. 19 of a stroke. Spouse: Selma Fast Schmidt (deceased).
Parents: Cornelius and Katharina Voth Schmidt. Children: Barbara Unruh,
Linda Gerber, Patricia Snyder, Kathy Voth; nine grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept 22 at Tabor Mennonite Church,
Schmucker.- Donald Wayne, 71,
Pine Grove, Pa., died Sept. 10 of acute myelogenous leukemia. Spouse:
Dorothy Kathryrn Shaffer Schmucker. Parents: Adam and Effie Picha
Schmucker. Children: Laura Voyenski, Wayne. Funeral: Sept. 15 at
Roedersville Mennonite, Pine Grove.
Troyer.- John Mast, 80,
Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 27. Spouse: Amy Lorraine Hertzler Troyer.
Parents: Herbert N. and Sadie Mast Troyer. Children: Rose Marie Troyer,
John Terry, Herbert N., John Mark; six grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 1 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Stoltzfus.- Doris C. Clemmer,
69, Douglasville, Pa., died Sept. 15. Spouse: Leonard G. Stoltzfus.
Parents: Joseph and Edith Alderfer Clemmer. Funeral: Sept. 20 at Oley
Mennonite Church, Oley, Pa.
Wiens.- Mary Kroeker, 90,
Inman, Kan., died Sept. 10. Spouse: Menno Wiens (deceased). Children:
Mark, Dennis, Darrel, Fred, Sheryl; nine grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 16 at Inman Mennonite Church.
Yoder.- Harry V., 98, LaGrange,
Ind., died Oct. 7. Spouse: Grace Schrock Yoder (deceased). Parents: Lee
and Lizzie Schrock Yoder. Children: Shirley Miller, Carolyn Waters,
Roger, Raymond, Stanley; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 11 at Shore Mennonite Church,
Yoder.- Marie Rupp, 79, Aurora,
Ohio, died Sept. 10 of pneumonia. Spouse: Nolan Yoder. Parents: Ira and
Sarah Rupp. Children: Maria Yoder-Tiedt, Tim (deceased), Karen Hennen
(deceased); four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 12
at Aurora (Ohio) Mennonite Church.
Yoder.- Stanley "Pete," 86,
West Liberty, Ohio, died Sept. 7. Spouse: Helen Hostetler Yoder.
Parents: Floyd and Kathryn Plank Yoder. Children: Sherril Walters,
Janet Mally, Penny Frey, Steven, Barbara Heath, Dianne Jensen, Tom; 19
grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 11 at South Union
Mennonite Church, West Liberty.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
Mennonite, November 21, 2006, pages 26-27, Vol. 9, No. 22.
Bare, John S., 92,
Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 25. Spouse: Nettie Bare. Parents: Martin S. and
Mamie Shreiner Bare. Children: Mervin, Bernice Myers, Patricia
Shellenberger, Veronica Mienheartt; 12 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 30 at Stumptown Mennonite Church,
Choma, Rosalia M. Keehner, 73,
Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 11. Spouse: Joseph Choma (deceased). Parents:
Martin and Mabel Sturgeon Keehner. Children: Christine Kennel, Gregory;
four grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 23 at Midway Mennonite
Church, Columbiana, Ohio.
Hoober, Aaron J., 65,
Shipshewana, Ind., died Oct. 27 of cancer. Spouse: Mary Jane Kreider
Hoober. Parents: Aaron and Esther Snyder Hoober. Children: Lin, Brent,
Kristen Hoober; four grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 31 at Belmont
Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Mast, Ruth I. Mennom*, 87,
Orrville, Ohio, died Oct. 25. Spouse: Glenn Mast (deceased). Parents:
Joseph and Elizabeth Hadley Mennom. Children: Dr. H Linn, Eric,
Randall, Kevin; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral:
Oct. 30 at Gresser Funeral Home, Orrville.
*Correction: Mast, Sarah I.
Mennom - Leora Gerber, Kidron, OH.
Miller, Ruth Stutzman, 93,
Hesston, Kan., died Oct. 18. Spouse: Norman Miller (deceased). Parents:
Andrew J. and Fannie Troyer Stutzman. Children: Margaret Winsinger,
Larry, Keith; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral:
Oct. 23 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.
Neufeld, Daniel E., 90, Inman,
Kan., died Oct. 29. Spouse: Esther H. Ensz (deceased). Parents: Abraham
and Anna Ediger Neufeld. Children: Fred, Donald, Michael, Ted, Mary
Neufeld; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 1 at
Inman Mennonite Church.
Pankratz, Henry J., 95, Goshen,
Ind., died Oct. 3. Spouse: Elsie Penner Pankratz. Parents: Jacob and
Helena Harder Pankratz. Children: Lenore Waltner, Louise Kreider,
Barbara Fast, Stanley; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Oct. 27 at College Mennonite Church. Memorial service: Nov. 11
at Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, Minn.
Pfamatter, Richard Wayne, 61,
Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov. 2 of a massive heart attack. Spouse: Linda
May Pfamatter. Parents: Edgar and Gladys Armentrout Pfamatter.
Children: Gale LeAnn Bernatz, Richard Wayne, Jr., Suzanne Perl; four
grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 5 at Community Mennonite Church,
Schweitzer, Merlin, 84, Friend,
Neb., died Sept. 26 of heart disease and cancer. Spouse: Lois Miller
Schweitzer. Parents: Lee and Elma Stutzman Schweitzer. Children:
Carolyn Peters, Shirley Spohn; six grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Bellwood Mennonite Church,
Trousdell, Bertha Grove., 89,
Newport News, Va., died Oct. 4. Spouse: Paul Trousdell (deceased).
Parents: Issac E. and Emma W. Grove. Funeral: Oct. 10 at W.J. Smith and
Son Funeral Home, Newport News.
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