The Mennonite - December 2008
"for the record" - Deaths:
Mennonite, December 2, 2008, pages 26-27, Vol. 11,
Vietta Zimmerman, 92, Goshen, Ind., died Oct.
26. Spouse: Clarence E. Birkey (deceased). Parents: Jake and Phoebe
Zimmerman. Children: Ronald A., Roger J., Barbara A. Birkey, Carol J.
eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. No funeral service was
Vera Culp, 86, Nappanee, Ind., died Nov. 3.
Spouse: Sidney Brubacher (deceased). Parents: Oliver and Lottie Bixler
Lavon Brubacher, Randy Brubacher; four step-grandchildren; eight
step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 6 at Yellow Creek Mennonite
G., 92, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died Nov. 12.
Spouse: Glendora Shrock Burky (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Esther
Children: Bruce, Doug, Lois Hochstetler; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Smith-Varns Funeral Home,
Lee Parker, 67, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 1
following a battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Spouse: Roger Eby.
Clayton S. and Virginia June Nutting Parker. Children: Kelley
Kent, Kevin; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 4 at
Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind.
Ellen Pauline Hershberger, 93, Wellman, Iowa,
died Nov. 7. Spouse: Samuel Edelman.
Parents: Chancy and Mary Yoder Hershberger. Child: Clayton; three
grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
Funeral: Nov. 11 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa.
59, Waterloo, Ontario, died Oct. 19 after
a one-year pilgrimage with brain cancer. Spouse: Ardith Bauman Frey.
Martin and Selina Frey. Children: Eric, Christopher; one grandchild.
service: Oct. 25 at Waterloo North Mennonite Church.
60, Salem, Ore., died Sept. 20 of
cancer. Spouse: Bonnie Heppner. Parents: Allen Glen and Berbie Irene
Children: Jonathan, Mara Indra, Anna Williams; one grandchild. Funeral:
24 at St. Paul Episcopal Church, Salem.
Gwen Faith Kauffman, 66, Wolford, N.D., died
Oct. 25 of cancer and related problems. Spouse: Paul R. Kauffman.
Reuben and Sadie Miller Kauffman. Children: Deanna, Laura, Sara, Arne,
Joel, Myron, Carl; 19 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 29 at Lakeview
Ann Saltzman, 70, Goshen, Ind., died Nov.
10. Spouse: Donald G. King. Parents: Alvin and Mabel Albrecht Saltzman.
Children: Cheryl Thomas, Daryl; two grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15 at
Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Diane Ruth Schmidt, 57, Oscala, Fla., died
Nov. 12 of cancer. Spouse: Albert "Al" Ambrose Kirchner. Parents: Alvin
Ray and Dorothy Green Schmidt. Children: Michael Friesen, Troy
Kirchner; one grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 15 at First Mennonite Church,
Martha Fern Roth, 81, Wooster, Ohio, died Oct.
20. Spouse: Jack Miller (deceased). Parents: John and Matilda
Roth. Children: Gloria Wilson, Brian, Tim Grigg-Miller, Brenda Miller;
grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 25 at Smithville Mennonite Church,
Mervin Leroy, 81, Scottdale, Pa., died Nov. 6 of
Alzheimer's Disease. Spouse: Arelene Eash Miller. Parents: Menno and
Witmer Miller. Children: Jim Miller, Dirk, Emily Marshman, Ann
grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 14 at Scottdale Mennonite Church.
82, Hollsopple, Pa., died Oct. 21.
Spouse: Lorene Kaufman Saylor. Parents: Edgar L. Jennie Blough Saylor.
Children: Amelia Derr, Craig, Karen Longenecker; six grandchildren;
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 25 at Carpenter Park Mennonite
Irene Fern, 92, Newton, Kan., died Oct. 13.
Parents: Bernhard W. and Helena Schmidt Schmidt. Funeral: Oct. 18 at
Mennonite Church, Marion County, Kan.
Esther Mae Schrag, 79, Hesston, Kan., died Aug.
14 after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Spouse: Paul Harvey
Parents: Daniel D. and Anna Zerger Schrag. Children: Mary Hunsberger,
Koehn, Allen, Lois Wahl; 11 grandchildren; six great-grand-children.
Aug. 18 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston.
Bertha Irene Gingerich, 93, Middlebury, Ind.,
died Oct. 16. Spouse: Willis Speicher (deceased). Parents: Andrew and
Martin Gingerich. Children: Dean, Cheryl Miller; three grand-children;
step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 19 at First
Mennonite Church, Middlebury.
David Harold, 57, Goshen, Ind., died
Oct. 21 in a car/semi-truck accident. Spouse: Jereen Jesca Nandawula.
Diane Hange Sinjula. Parents: Harold Leon and Lucille Graber
Children: Breanne Nicole Buterbaugh, Michael David; one grand-child.
Nov. 1 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Vivian K. Larson Nofziger, 94, Albany, Ore.,
died Oct. 17. Spouse: Luverne Rusty Vanderham (deceased). Chris
(deceased). Parents: Herman and Ruth Larson.
Children: Donald Nofziger, Donna
Winchester, Linda Heines, Joyce Cleveland; 13 grandchildren; numerous
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Oct. 27 at Lebanon Mennonite Church,
The Mennonite, December 16, 2008, page 28, Vol. 11, No. 24.
Ruth Moyer, 87, Souderton, Pa., died Nov. 20.
Spouse: Ezra M. Goshow. Parents: David D. and Mary Lizzie Allebach
Children: John, Ronald, Ruthanne Goshow, Mary Jane Yoder, Linda
Laurel Moyer; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov.
Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Pa.
Eunice Lenore Reber, 93, Wellman, Iowa, died
Nov. 2. Spouse: Ora Marner. Parents: George and Sarah Kreider Reber.
James, Loris Miller; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 6 at Lower Deer Creek
Church, Kalona, Iowa.
Patrick Michael, 64, Lansdale, Pa., died Nov.
16 of cancer. Spouse: Barbara Schttig McDermott. Parents: James Francis
Margaret Ketrick McDermott. Children: Michael A., Deirdre M. Smith,
Gibney, Kyle; two grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 22 at Grace Mennonite
Wilhelm G., 92, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 7.
Spouse: Vera Nafziger Williams Schmidt. Parents: Wilhelm and Adele
Children: Rosa Sommers, Gretchen Ursisi; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Central Mennonite Church,
Daniel Martin, 91, Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov.
19. Spouse: Frances Yoder Smucker (deceased). Parents: Dan and Verna
Smucker. Children: Gary, Jean Smucker Fisher, Karen Smucker Shelly,
Helen Jo Smucker; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two
step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 22 at Lindale Mennonite Church,
LaMar, 90, Nappanee, Ind., died Oct. 24.
Spouse: Pauline Lois Weldy Stahly. Parents: Harvey and Nellie McGowan
Children: Terry, Dennis, Bruce, Steve, Kirby; 11 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 28 at Holdeman Mennonite Church,
E., 88, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 21.
Spouse: Martha Jane Eicher Stamm (deceased). Parents: Fred and Hulda
Stamm. Children: Edward, Roger, Dale, Pat Bondi, Karen Wyse; 19
27 great-grand-children. Funeral: Nov. 25 at Central Mennonite Church,
Weaver.- Paul Alvin, 33, Millersburg, Ohio, died Nov. 25. Parents: Robert C. and Kathy Miller Weaver. Siblings: Nathaniel, Matthew, Robert C. "Robbie" II. Funeral: Nov. 29 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Ohio.