The Mennonite - December 2007

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, December 4, 2007, page 27, Vol. 10, No. 23.

Bubalo.- Sylvia G. Gross, 78, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 30. Spouse: Vladimir L. Bubalo. Parents: Titus L. and Olive S. Moyer Gross. Funeral: Nov. 2 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Habegger.- Marden C., 90, Reedley, Calif., died Oct. 30. Spouse: Marianna Ensz Habegger. Parents: Alfred and Barbara Habegger. Children: Alfred, Martha Longoria, Valerie Habegger, Eric; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 3 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.

Hershberger.- Dorothy Mae Steiner, 82, State College, Pa., died Sept. 21 of complications from several strokes. Spouse: Truman V. Hershberger. Parents: Frank and Edith Caroline Gregory Steiner. Children: Tim, Sue Miller, Louise Metzler; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 24 at Koch Funeral Home, State College.

Hills.- Ronald C., 73, Croghan, N.Y., died Nov. 4. Spouse: Imelda M. Widrick Hills. Parents: Robert C. and Helen Dobson Hills. Children: Larry, Philip, Mark; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 7 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, Lowville, N.Y.

Kniss.- Esther Mast, 84, Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 28. Spouse: Paul G. Kniss. Parents: John and Rebecca Hartz Mast. Memorial service: Nov. 3 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Kreider.- Earl H., 89, Manheim, Pa., died Nov. 11 following a brief illness. Spouse: Martha Root Kreider (deceased). Parents: Amos H. and Miriam Herr Kreider. Children: Lois K. Miller, Melvin R., eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, East Petersburg, Pa.

Kropf.- Clarence Joseph, 87, Albany, Ore., died Aug. 28. Spouse: Naomi Schmucker Kropf. Parents: Ezra and Ida Eash Kropf. Children: Alta, Dale: two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 1 at Lebanon Mennonite Church, Lebanon, Ore.

Maust.- Emma L. Fisher, 97, Pigeon, Mich., died Nov. 10. Spouse: Joseph Maust (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Ida Miller Fisher. Children: Myra Gerstenschlager, Joseph, Doug; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 13 at Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, Pigeon.

Rensberry.- Eugene H., 73, St. Johns, Mich., died Oct. 8 of a heart attack. Spouse: Margaret Bontrager Rensberry. Spouse: Katherine DeBarr Rensberry (deceased). Parents: Herschel and Beatrice Essner Rensberry. Children: Diane Johns, Michael, Victor; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 12 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Ashley, Mich.

Roth.- Lester, 84, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 6. Spouse: Dorothy Blough Roth (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Barbara Roth Roth. Children: Ruth Short, Jean Hawk, Richard, Kenneth; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 10 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Sommers.- Nellie Margaret Hostetler, 80, Plain City, Ohio, died Nov. 9. Spouse: Elvin J. Sommers. Parents: Asa and Ida Miller Hostetler. Children: Clell, Arley, Nedra Steiner, Collette Whitmer, Lambert; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City.

Stauffer.- C. David, 60, Reno, Nev., died June 22 of heart and respiratory failure. Parents: Uriah M. and Edna L. Troyer Stauffer. Children: Christina Martinsky, Michael, Jennifer Black; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 3 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind

Weaver.- Doris L. Charles, 54, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 31 of multiple sclerosis.  Spouse: Kenneth J. Weaver. Parents: C. Earl and Anna Mary Landis Charles. Children: James, Stephen, Michael, David. Funeral: Nov. 5 at Landis Valley Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.

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The Mennonite, December 18, 2007, pages 26-27, Vol. 10, No. 24.

Bachman.- Verne Edward, 80, Moundridge, Kan., died Nov. 24. Spouse: Aline Matilda Young Bachman. Parents: Adolph and Clara Ewy Bachman. Children: Debra Flavin, Judy Bachman; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 27 at West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge.

Franz.- Walter, 67, Gretna, Manitoba, died Nov. 7. Spouse: Hilda Penner Franz. Parents: George and Tena Franz. Children: Laurie Enns, Chris, Tamara Franz-Martin, Len; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona, Manitoba.

Friesen.- Margaret Jean Blair, 79, Altona, Manitoba, died Nov. 14. Spouse: Jacob C. Friesen (deceased). Parents: William and Margaret Johnston Blair. Children: Sheldon, Sheryl Peters, Karen Friesen; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 18 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Kauffman.- James Arthur, 80, Kalispell, Mont., died Nov. 7. Spouse: Naomi Mast Kauffman. Spouse: Lenora Eash Kauffman (deceased). Parents: N.L. "Roy" and Anna Snyder Kauffman. Children: Elton, Jay, Willard, Ted, Jeremiah, Vernon Dachs, Jerry Dachs, Anita Stinde, Nettie Wagoner, Renee Sanford; 48 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 13 at Mountain View Mennonite Church, Kalispell.

Kroeker.- Irvin, 63, Inman, Kan., died Oct. 19. Spouse: Shirley J. Thiessen Kroeker. Parents: Martin E. and Marie T. Doerksen Kroeker. Children: Stanley, Raymond, Wendell, Gail Monroe; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; six step-great grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Lapp.- Erma Mae Hertzler Stoltzfus, 91, Lansdale, Pa., died Oct. 26 of acute myelogenous leukemia. Spouse: I. Wilbur Lapp (deceased). Spouse: E. Frank Stoltzfus (deceased). Parents: John M. and Lena Swartzentruber Hertzler. Children: William F. Stoltzfus, Donald L. Stoltzfus, Robert T. Stoltzfus, Nancy L. Falconer, Will T. Lapp; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 30 at Dock Woods Community Chapel, Lansdale.

Martin.- Jason S., 80, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 3. Spouse: Mary Baer Fuss Martin. Parents: Joseph E. and Mary Shaum Martin. Children: Stephen, Philip, Michael, Judith; six grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 9 at Yellow Creek (Brick) Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Showalter.- Mary Virginia, 92, Stuarts Draft, Va., died Nov. 17. Parents: Amos Henry and Lillie Harriet Suter Showalter. Funeral: Nov. 20 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.

Smoker.- Arthur, 83, New Holland, Pa., died Nov. 19. Spouse: Muriel L. Lyndaker Fisher Smoker. Spouse: Esther Zimmerman Smoker. Parents: Joseph and Rachel Lapp Smoker. Children: June Horst, Jay C., Karen Martin, Joanne Zimmerman, Debra Miller, Blair Fisher, Darlene Robinson, Kurt Fisher; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 24 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Weber.- Helen H., 96, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 20. Parents: Joseph H. and Esther K. Hunsberger Weber. Child: Eleanor W. Munzinger; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Wilson.- Elizabeth Prosser, 84, Mount Jackson, Va., died Nov. 21. Spouse: Harold Wilson (deceased). Parents: Hubert Timothy and Edith Elizabeth Petree Prosser. Children: Kathleen Becker, Judith Bell, James; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 24 at Dellinger Funeral Home, Mount Jackson.

Yoder.- Maurice A., 79, Topeka, Ind., died Nov. 30. Spouse: Doris Cummings Yoder. Parents: Quintin and Edith Yoder Yoder. Children: Cheryl Nelson, Kim Graves, Kelly Miller, Jerry, Gary; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka, Ind.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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