The Mennonite - September  2008

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, September 2, 2008, pages 26-27, Vol. 11, No. 17.

Beachy.- Henry, 92, Kalona, Iowa, died Aug. 5. Spouse: Alma Slabach Beachy. Parents: Menno and Mary Troyer Beachy. Children: Mary Litwiller, Emma Simmons, Merle; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 8 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Birkey.- Frances M. Hieser, 93, Gibson City, Ill., died July 15. Spouse: Clarence L. Birkey (deceased). Parents: John and Mary Hieser. Children: Warren, Susie Oyer; one grandchild; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 18 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.

Birky.- Marjorie Eula Lais, 83, Kalispell, Mont., died July 23. Spouse: Ezra Birky. Parents: Daniel and Ellen Egli Lais. Children: Ian, Michael, Ellen Lehman, Susan Birky, Vance; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 28 at Mountain View Mennonite Church, Kalispell.

Calhoun.- Donald G., 70, Gordonville, Pa., died July 28. Spouse: Janet L. Umble Calhoun. Parents: Virgil and Mary Haga Calhoun. Children: Hazel Bennethum, Jeffrey, Michael T., Donald; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral:
July 31 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.

Christy.- Grace Katzenmoyer, 83, Lansdale, Pa., died Aug. 4 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Paul Wilson Christy (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Ella Katzenmoyer. Children: Paul, Howard; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 7 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Eash.- Maynard Leroy, 79, Wellman, Iowa, died Aug. 9. Spouse: Ada Mae Swartzendruber Eash. Spouse: Elaine Roth Eash (deceased). Parents: Amelius and Dorothy Rensberger Eash. Children: Randall, Rita Peachey, Ruby Kern, Roberta Kandel, Suzanne Moser, Karla Mabarak, Kevin Yoder; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 12 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.

Godshall.- Stella Moyer, 92, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 4. Spouse: Paul A. Godshall. Parents: Alvin and Lizzie Bergey Moyer. Children: Miriam Godshall, Lourene Bender, Stanley, Philip; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 8 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Goertz.- Henry Arnold, 59, Bristol, Ind., died June 28 of cancer. Spouse: Alice Loree Miller Goertz. Parents: Ernest and Elma Goertzen Goertz. Children: Jeremiah, Marvin, Isaiah; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 6 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Graber.- Joseph A., 76, Goshen, Ind., died July 2S. Spouse: Dora Troyer Graber. Parents: Abraham and Katie Marner Graber. Children: Joseph Scott, Jeff, Ted, Tonya Eveler; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 29 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Ind.

Herner.- Charlene Ann, 77, Kalona, Iowa, died Aug. 1. Parents: Edwin and Marie Miller Herner. Funeral: Aug. 4 at Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona.

Hershey.- Dorothy G., 87, Lancaster, Pa., died July 5. Parents: Isaac E. and Esther Brackbill Hershey. Funeral: July 9 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.

Histand.- Ivan G., 56, Perkasie, Pa., died Aug. 4. Spouse: Martene L. Mussleman Histand. Parents: Claude and Arlene Alderfer Histand. Children: Tonya Histand, Megan Histand; one grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 9 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Hoeppner.- Harry, 62, Winkler, Manitoba, died June 7. Parents: Henry and Anne Penner Hoeppner. Funeral: Wiebe's Funeral Home, Winkler.

Hofer.- Jake M., 87, Freeman, S.D., died Aug. 11. Spouse: Anna Gross Hofer. Parents: Jacob J. and Margaret Mendel Hofer. Child: Ilene Schartner. Funeral: Aug. 14 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church.

Knopp.- Cathy S., 57, Albion, Ind., died July 30. Parents: John H. and Helen Todd Knopp. Funeral: Aug. 2 at Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana, Ohio.

Lint.- Charles E., Jr., 84, Scottdale, Pa., died Aug. 9. Parents: Charles E. Sr. and LuLu Belle Tressler Lint. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Scottdale.

Schmidt.- Grace Vivian, 88, Marion, S.D., died Aug. 6. Parents: Gerhard G. Emma Schmidt. Funeral: Aug. 11 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Schulz.- Leonard, 86, Altona, Manitoba, died June 22. Spouse: Susan Reddekopp Schulz. Parents: David and Katherine Friesen Schulz. Children: Richard, Judy Klassen, Rosella Weimer, Alvin, Gerald; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 26 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Showalter.- Paul Gabriel, 69, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 30. Spouse:
Betty Shifflet Showalter. Parents: Clark Anthony and Viola Heatwole Showalter. Children: Cheryl Ann Showalter Parker, Jill Annette Showalter Fries, Paula Gail Showalter Brown; eight grandchildren. Funeral: July 3 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Siemens-Rhodes.- Willa Esperanza, lived seven minutes, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 11 of Trisomy 18 "Edward's Syndrome:” Parents: Mitch and Heidi Siemens-Rhodes. Siblings: Theo, Adam. Funeral: Aug. 16 at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen.

Stuckey.- Chauncey Howard, 90, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 1. Spouse: Pearl Stuckey Stuckey. Parents: Peter J. and Anna Short Stuckey. Children: Richard, Larry; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 5 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Unruh.- Lou Isla Belle Cummings, 85, Hesston, Kan., died July 31. Spouse:
Raymond Lee Unruh (deceased). Parents: Howard and Mildred Saurbaugh Cummings. Funeral: Aug. 5 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

Vogts.- Roger, 65, Moundridge, Kan., died Aug.8 of a heart attack. Parents: Herman and Frieda Flickner Vogts. Children: Brian, Brandon, Duane Helms, Dwight Helms; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 12 at First Mennonite Church of Christian, Moundridge, Kan.

Weaver.- Phyllis B. Young, 79, Brewster, Ohio, died July 28 following an extended battle with cancer. Spouse: Jacob M. Weaver. Parents: Lester and Virgie Blanton Young. Children: Larry W., Roy "Arkie;” Carrie Fannin; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 1 at Longenecker Mennonite Church.

Yoder.- Ina B. Yoder, 86, West Liberty, Ohio, died July 20. Spouse: Everett B. Yoder. Parents: Floyd R. and Kathryn B. Plank Yoder. Children: R. Michael, Suzanne Troyer, Kathy Short, Anne Troyer, Sara King, Matt, Mark, Roger, Jeff; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 26 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

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The Mennonite, September 16, 2008, page 28, Vol. 11, No. 18.

Bert.- John S., 65, Mountville, Pa., died July 17 of multiple myeloma. Spouse: Loine F. Engle Bert. Parents: John and Lela Myers Bert. Children: Kendric, Daryl; two grand-children. Funeral: July 20 at Glossbrenner United Methodist Church, Mt. Joy, Pa.

Frederick.- Mary E., 54, Mertztown, Pa., died Aug. 6 of cardiac arrest. Parents: J. Mark and Sarah Jones Frederick. Funeral: Aug. 10 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, Pa.

Friesen.- Lois Ruth, 73, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 15. Parents: Cornelius and Elma Gearig Friesen. Funeral: Aug. 20 at Fairlawn Haven Chapel, Archbold, Ohio.

Froese.- Eddie, 85, Inman, Kan., died Aug. 26. Spouse: Susie Franz Froese. Parents: Jacob P. and Susan Franz Froese. Child: Merle L.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 30 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Hollinger.- R. Anna Landis, 97, East Petersburg, Pa., died Aug. 16. Spouse: I. Lester Hollinger (deceased). Parents: Aaron S. and Della Wolgemuth Landis. Children: I. Wilmer, Clair M., James L.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug.21 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church.

Kaufman.- Marie Ida, 90, Glendale, Ariz., died July 11. Parents: Joseph Wilfred and Mattie Jane Kennel Kaufman. Funeral: July 20 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale.

Kennell.- Chester W., 88, Eureka, Ill., died Aug. 22 of a blocked bowel. Spouse: Helen Marie Neuhauser Kennell. Parents: John E. and Martha E. Garber Kennell. Children: John, Judy Miller, Nancy Fisher; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 25 at Roanoke Mennonite Church, Eureka.

Laber.- Lori Koch, 68, Middlebury, Ind., died July 31. Spouse: Ed Laber. Parents: Alex and Esther Schleiger Koch. Children: Tami Calhoun, Robin Schwerin, Krys Malin, Mark; five grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 4 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Laird.- Mary Louise Ford, 80, Orrville, Ohio, died Aug. 20. Spouse: John William Laird. Parents: William and Gladys Mowry Ford. Children: Rodney Allen Laird, Jackie Laird Cole; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 25 at Arnold Funeral Home, Canton, Ohio.

Lehman.- Addison E., 94, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 10. Spouse: Mary L. Zehr Lehman. Parents: Christian K. and Mary B. Zehr Lehman. Children: Karl, Robert, Joseph, Chris, Barry, Charles; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Marks.- Lowell R., 91, Goshen, Ind., died July 2. Spouse: Lois F. Weldy Marks (deceased). Parents: William Edward and Edith Hunsberger Marks. Children: Naomi Otto, Ray, Terry; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 5 at North Goshen Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Marvin J., 80, Goshen, Ind., died June 9. Spouse: Ruth D. Yoder Miller. Parents: Joseph and Amanda Smucker Miller. Children: Sandra Miller-Givan, Dallas, Nathan, Arnold, Anthony; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 14 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.

Penner.- Peter Adolph, 51, Reedley, Calif., died Aug. 16. Spouse: Jenny Tatum Penner. Parents: Gustav A. and Mary Joyce Penner. Children: Mary Hansen, Sara Penner, Margaret Penner, Laura Penner, Isaac. Funeral: Aug. 21 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.

Pfile.- Anita Marie Marner, 73, Freeport, Iowa, died Aug. 15 of heart failure caused by effects of amyloidosis. Spouse: Elton Pfile. Parents: Walter E. and Alta F. Rhodes Marner. Children: Lisa M. Miller, Diane K. Pfile, Brian E.; six grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 18 at Freeport Mennonite Church.

Roth.- Betty L. Boshart, 79, Washington, Iowa, died Aug. 9. Spouse: Owen Roth. Parents: Claire D. and Lydia Wyse Boshart. Children: Janice Roth, Judy Yoder, Jolene Bearden; five grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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