The Mennonite - July 2007

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, July 3, 2007, pages 26-27, Vol. 10, No.13.

Bandy.- Dessie Troyer, 96, Hesston, Kan., died June 1. Spouse: Murray Bandy. Parents: Abraham and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Zimmerman Troyer. Children: Sondra Bandy Koontz. Funeral: June 6 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Burkey.- Catherine "Katie" Rediger, 101, Albany, Ore., died April 3. Spouse: Harry Burkey. Parents: David and Barbara Ruby Rediger. Children: Willard, Sterling; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 7 at Fairview Mennonite Church, Albany,

Burkholder.- Warren Samuel, 88, Bridgewater, Va., died May 24. Spouse: Virginia Burkholder (deceased). Parents: Walter and Anna Belle Fulk Burkholder. Children: Judith A. Espinoza, Linda B. Scrogham, Donald R., Sue Burkholder, Philip W., Sheldon D. "Pete," Stephen S., Frederick M., Randall L; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 29 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Dick.- Doris M. Beller, 86, Grabill, Ind., died May 30 of cancer. Spouse: Waldo Dick. Parents: William and Mattie Stalter Beller. Children: James W., Susan M., John M., Charles A.; six grandchildren. Funeral: June 3 at Maplewood Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Diller.- Allen S., 89, Hesston, Kan., died May 30. Spouse: Lillian Pauline Jantz Diller (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Grace Cooprider Diller. Children: Jim, Vicki Hoffman Diller; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Dyck.- Harold P., 86, Hesston, Kan., died May 29. Spouse: Elva Mae Hershberger Dyck. Parents: Jacob H. and Fannie Yost Dyck. Children: Gary, Joycelyn Dyck Cooley, Tom, Julia Dyck Roupp; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 2 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Frederick.- Jacob W., 83, Lititz, Pa., died May 28. Spouse: Anna Horst Frederick. Parents: N. Clayton and Martha Metz Frederick. Children: J. Ray, Jacob W., Carl T., Mariann T. Martin, Philip L., Naomi K., Frederick Ruth; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 5 at Lititz Mennonite Church.

Gaskill.- Verona "Skip" Jean Heisler, 74, Nappanee, Ind., died June 15 of a heart attack. Spouse: Welcome "Duke" Gaskill (deceased). Parents: Lawrence and Kathryn Heisler. Children: Cathy Mullett, Sara Hill, Clint, Eric; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 20 at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee.

Gisel.- Merle D., 68, Archbold, Ohio, died May 29 of a heart attack. Spouse: Carolyn Rufenacht Gisel. Parents: Chester and Ella Short Gisel. Children: Cedric, Lincoln; two grandchildren. Funeral: June 2 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Grieser.- Nancy Porter, 72, Archbold, Ohio, died May 12 of cancer. Spouse: Orville "Hutch" Grieser. Parents: Dwight and Florence Fauver Porter. Children: David, Fredric, Sally Beck; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 16 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Hostetler.- Florence B. Beachy, 83, Plain City, Ohio, died June 5. Spouse: Mark S. Hostetler. Parents: Eli C. and Mary Ann Kauffman Beachy. Children: George, Grace Sims, Mark Jr., Douglas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 9 at Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City.

Kieffaber.- Estella Zook, 94, Kansas City, Kan., died May 3. Spouse: Albert Kieffaber (deceased). Parents: Roy and Selina Miller Zook. Children: Lois Bare, Ruth Bitikofer, Roy, Alberta Stoltzfus, Harvey, Jim, Miriam Renfrow, Walt, Tim; 28 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 8 at Argentine Mennonite Church, Kansas City.

Landis.- Betty Jean Ziegler, 79, Franconia, Pa., died May 27. Spouse: Ralph H. Landis. Parents: Clarence and Lizzie Landis Ziegler. Children: Linda M. Landis, Betty Ann Clemmer, Laverne Z. Landis; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 31 at Franconia Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Mae Schrock, 90, Archbold, Ohio, died June 2. Spouse: Eli Miller (deceased). Parents: John and Polly Hostetler Schrock. Children: Gary, Carolyn Klopfenstein, Ruth Ann Wittrig; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold.

Pletcher.- Margie L., 74, Goshen, Ind., died May 29. Parents: Byron Raikes and Gordie Taliaferro Pletcher. Funeral: June 2 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Roten.- Pearl Ernst, 84, Colorado Springs, Colo., died May 18 of pneumonia. Spouse: Jack Roten (deceased). Parents: Tillis and Lydia Ernst. Children: James, Daniel, John, Susan Butner, Kathleen Szymanowski; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 26 at First Mennonite Church, Colorado Springs.

Roth.- Ruth Verelda, 82, Goshen, Ind., died May 27. Spouse: Oscar Roth. Parents: Walter and Alvina Wagner Zook. Children: Patricia Nuyken, Randall, Evan; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 1 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Scheid.- Betty J. Reedy, 74, Manheim, Pa., died May 19. Spouse: Paul Scheid Sr. (deceased). Parents: Homer F. and Elsie E. Reedy. Children: Paul E., Cathy L. Scheid Fisher; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 23 at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.

Schlabach.- Rachel, 20, South Wales, N.Y., died April 25 of viral pneumonia. Parents: Nathan and Mary Schlabach. Siblings: Ben, Josh, Melodie Schlabach, Hannah Schlabach, Noah. Funeral: April 28 at Alden Mennonite Church, Alden, N.Y.

Schrag.- Leona Graber, 86, North Newton, Kan., died June 1. Spouse: Howard Schrag. Parents: Ed W. and Caroline Stucky Graber. Children: Howard; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 7 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton.

Schrock.- Richard "Dick," 58, Sarasota, Fla., died May 31 of cancer. Spouse: Sue Knepp Schrock. Children: Richard, Shawn, Jennifer VanCleet, Chrissy Gingerich; four grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Stuckey.- Elizabeth Anne Woelfle, 54, Somerset, Mich., died May 31 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Spouse: Terry Stuckey. Parents: Richard and Elisabeth Porter Woelfle. Children: Matthew, Leah Stuckey. Funeral: June 6 at Founders Hall, Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio.

Unruh.- Marjorie "Marge" Holdeman, 86, Hesston, Kan., died May 18. Spouse: Eli Unruh (deceased). Parents: Ezra and Ann Jantz Holdeman. Children; Donice Manos, Janet Stutzman, Douglas, Lowell; nine grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Olinger Crown Hill Chapel of Peace. Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Wampler.- Naomi M. Minnich, 95, LaSalle, Colo., died April 6. Spouse: Mark W. Wampler (deceased). Parents: Jesse E. and Clara Elizabeth Blocher Minnich. Step-children: Glenn R., David, Kenneth, Virginia Crawford; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. Memorial service: May 6 at Greeley Mennonite Church, Greeley, Colo.

Weaver.- Harlan Lee, 56, Lancaster, Pa., died May 7. Parents: David and Katie Martin Weaver. Funeral: May 12 at Carpenter Community Church, Talmage, Pa.

Weber.- Erma M. Frey, 75, Hagerstown, Md., died May 30 of cancer. Spouse: Wayne Weber. Parents: Norman and Esther Siegrist Frey. Children: Sharon Lauzus, Shirley Migliazza; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 17 at Marion Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, Md.

Wenger.- Janice L. Oberholtzer, 62, Akron, Pa., died May 22. Spouse: Paul Wenger. Parents: David G. and Lydia G. Landis Oberholtzer. Children: Jodi Alderfer, Heidi Wenger, Jennifer King, Brad; eight grandchildren. Funeral: May 29 at Petra Christian Fellowship, New Holland, Pa.; Groffdale Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Wyse.- Edith Grieser, 89, Archbold, Ohio, died May 25. Spouse: Jefferson "Junior" Wyse (deceased). Parents: Albert and Priscilla Vonier Grieser. Children: Jeffry, Karen Smith, Darlene Dechant, Faith Frey, LuAnn West; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 29 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Yoder.- Mary Alice Sieber, 82, Mechanicsville,Va., died June 7 of lung and brain cancer. Spouse: E. Duane Yoder. Parents: Boyd and Katie Sieber. Children: Timothy, Christopher, Jeffrey; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 10 at First Mennonite Church, Richmond, Va.

Zehr.- Norine Moser, 86, Croghan, N.Y., died June 10. Spouse: Earl Zehr (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Katherine Widrick Moser. Children: Ronald, Kenneth, Myron, Howard, Elsie Zehr, Mary Lou Waugh, Velma Lacomb; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at Croghan Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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