The Mennonite - November 2008

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, November 4, 2008, pages 26-27, Vol. 11, No. 21

Blough.- Ronald Lamar, 54, Windsor, Colo., died Aug. 22 of cardiac arrest. Spouse: Rhoda Miller Blough. Parents: Robert Samuel Blough and Mary Edna Nisly Blough Miller. Children: Bethany Simpson, Brooke Blough; one grandchild expected in November. Funeral: Aug. 27 at Greeley Mennonite Church, Greeley, Colo.

Claassen.- Gertrude Claassen, 84, Beatrice, Neb., died Sept. 15 of complications of a hip fracture and Parkinson's Disease. Spouse: Don Aron Claassen. Parents: Henry Peter and Elisabeth Thimm Claassen. Children: Barbara Kaufman, Kathryn Colwell; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 20 at Beatrice Mennonite Church.

Clemens.- Marcus A., 92, Lansdale, Pa., died Oct. 2 of subdural hematoma. Spouse: Phyllis Leidy Clemens. Spouse: Helen Gotwals Clemens (deceased). Parents: Garrett A. and Elizabeth Alderfer Clemens. Children: Donald, Orrie, Leanne Wentorf, Jane Landes, Carolyn Bontrager, Richard; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Davidhizar.- Ruth Elaine Holderman, 62, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 11 of cancer. Spouse: Ronald E. Davidhizar. Parents: Ralph and Naomi Blough Holderman. Funeral: Sept. 15 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.

Habegger.- Eric D., 83, Akron, Pa., died Oct. 1. Spouse: Gertrude Neufeld Habegger. Parents: Hans and Elsie Lerch Habegger. Children: Fred, Ralph, Ellen Ressler. Funeral: Oct. 4 at Akron Mennonite Church.

Johnston.- Lois F. Ely, 96, Hesston, Kan., died Oct. 1. Spouse: John Johnston. Parents: Ernest and Lucinda Cooprider Ely. Children: Carolyn Yoder, Mary Lou Zuercher; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Kreider.- Audrey Evelyn LaBunde, 79, North East, Md., died Oct. 9. Spouse: Joseph Benjamin Kreider (deceased). Parents: Arthur and Nellie Wray LaBunde. Children: Carol Cameron, Brenda Faulkner, Dennis; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 16 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Lapp.- Leroy S., 88, Parkesburg, Pa., died Sept. 10 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Lucy N. Miller Lapp. Parents: Samuel F. and Susie Lantz Lapp. Children: Mary Etta King, Mel M., Jay, Carl; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 13 at Calvary Monument Bible Church, Paradise, Pa.

Miller.- Sam A., 93, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 7. Spouse: Clara Yoder Miller (deceased). Parents: Andy and Gertie Miller Miller. Children: Katie Troyer, Marvin; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 10 at North Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Orendorff.- A. Dorothy Claassen, 93, Flanagan, Ill., died Oct. 5. Spouse: Lyle O. Orendorff (deceased). Parents: John J.R. and Christine Penner Claassen. Children: Joe, Gene, Christine Fournier, Dorothy Porzelius; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 8 at Prairieview Mennonite Church, Flanagan.

Porzelius.- Violet Janet Schwartz, 78, Bluffton, Ohio, died Oct. 3. Spouse: Ernest Porzelius. Parents: Fred and Sadie Albrecht Schwartz. Children: Kathy Sawatzky, Joan LoBianco, Kris DeVoe, Jim; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 6 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Riegsecker.- Marvin D., 71, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 30 of cancer. Spouse: Norma Shrock Riegsecker. Parents: Levi and Mayme Kauffman Riegsecker. Children: Steven, Michael; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 4 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Schwartz.- Maxine E. Hoffer, 94, Wakarusa, Ind., died Oct. 2. Spouse: Ervin J. Schwartz. Parents: Arthur and Maude Freed Hoffer. Children: Jerry, Darrell; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind.

Short.- Clarissa Leigh, 19, Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 18 from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Parents: Rodney and Brenda Nofziger Short. Siblings: Ashley Zimmerman, Arin Short. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

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The Mennonite, November 18, 2008, page 27, Vol. 11, No.22.

Clemens.- Marcus Alderfer, 92, Lansdale, Pa., died Oct. 2. Spouse: Phyllis Clemens. Spouse: Helen Schueck Gotwals Clemens (deceased). Parents: Garrett A. and Elizabeth A. Alderfer Clemens. Children: Donald, Orrie, Leanne Wentorf, Jane Landes, Carolyn Bontrager, Richard; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at Plains Mennonite Church, Lansdale.

Ewy.- Christine Helen Ortman, 88, Jetmore, Kan., died Oct. 21. Spouse: Weldon L. Ewy. Parents: Fredrick and Christina Brubacher Ortman. Children:
Douglas, Barbara Gibbs; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 25 at Hanston Mennonite Church, Hanston, Kan.

Gingrich.- Adelia Iva Stutzman, 94, Albany, Ore., died Sept. 7 of heart failure. Spouse: Allen William Gingrich (deceased). Parents: Roy and Caroline Isabel Birky Stutzman. Children: Jessie Caroline Hostetler, Gale Allen, Byron Dean, Roy Marshall; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 11 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Lehman.- Daniel Ernest, 76, West Liberty, Ohio, died Oct. 18. Spouse: Shirley Yoder Lehman. Parents: Daniel E. and Ruth Baumgartner Lehman. Children: David; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

Martin.- Elsie, 88, Lititz, Pa., died Sept. 5. Parents: Enos and Anna Gehman Martin. Memorial service: Sept. 20 at West Bethany Chapel, Landis Homes, Lititz.

Milne.- Freda Mae King, 85, Glendale, Ariz., died Aug. 30 of a stroke. Spouse: Robert William Milne (deceased). Parents: Edward M. and Elizabeth Augsburger King. Children: Ronald, Beverly Hershberger; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 22 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale.

Nickel.- Ivan Wayne, 79, Hillsboro, Kan., died Oct. 15 following an extended illness. Parents: Henry and Kathryn Willms Nickel. Funeral: Oct. 18 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro.

Oswald.- Leland, 86, Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 13 of cancer. Spouse: Doretta Miller Oswald. Parents: Christian and Elizabeth Birky Oswald. Children: Joan Kulp, Jane Yoder, Donald, six grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 17 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Showalter.- Edith Marie Burkholder, 89, Broadway, Va., died Oct. 27. Spouse: John S. Showalter (deceased). Parents: Emanuel J. and Ella Weaver Burkholder. Children: Karin Halterman; one grandchild; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 30 at Zion Mennonite Church, Broadway.

Stucky.- Victor "Vic" Dale, 83, Galva, Kan., died Sept. 30 of pancreatitis. Spouse: Millie Schrag Stucky. Parents: Silvanus and Anna Schrag Stucky. Children: Barbara Shipp, Bernie Oliver; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 3 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, Kan.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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