The Mennonite - May 2009

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, May 5, 2009, pages 27-28, Vol. 12, No.9.

*Becker.- Melvin D., 82, Moundridge, Kan., died April 2. Spouse: Carolyn Goering Becker (deceased). Parents: Abram J.C. and Lizzie Becker Becker. Child: Sandy Peer. Funeral: April 6 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, Kan.

Brubaker.- Ezra Garber, 99, Lititz, Pa., died April 4. Spouse: Esther Shenk Brubaker (deceased). Parents: Jacob S. and Anna Mae Garber Brubaker. Children: Charles S., Glenn S., Richard S.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 9 at Landis Valley Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.

Friesen.- Jacob D., 97, Inman, Kan., died March 29. Spouse: Hilda Marie Neufeld Friesen (deceased). Parents: Dietrich and Maria Wiens Friesen. Children: Ronald Lee; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 2 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Friesen.- John Albert, 93, Goshen, Ind., died March 30. Spouse: Genevieve Yoder Friesen (deceased). Parents: Peter Abram and Helena Heibert Friesen. Children: J. Stanley, G. Weldon, C. Richard, G. Delbert, D. William; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 28 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

*Geib.- Ruth S. Shenk, 87, Lititz, Pa., died March 28. Spouse: Paul S. Geib (deceased). Parents: Benjamin H. and Ella Z. Erb Shenk. Step-children: Donald S., Paul Eugene, Linda Lou Radle; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 2 at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, Pa.

Halteman.- Elizabeth "Lizzie" Moyer. 90, March 19. Parents: Elmer Shatz and Mary Moyer Halteman. Funeral: March 28 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Harnish.- Marlin S., 60, Lancaster, Pa., died March 7. Spouse: Ruth A. Mellinger Harnish. Parents: J. Mylin and Frances Siegrist Harnish. Children: Alan, Anita, Jennifer. Funeral: March 14 at Habecker Mennonite Church, Lancaster.

Heatwole.- Carol Goshow, 58, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 10. Spouse: Leo E. Heatwole. Parents: Henry M. and Irene S. Keller Goshow. Children: Carmen Miller, Christy Kauffman; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Hostetler.- Katherine Penner, 84, Akron, Pa., died March 28. Spouse: John D. Hostetler. Children: Robert J., Richard D.; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at Akron Mennonite Church.

Kauffman.- Rachel Kolb Clemmer, 70, Alto, Mich., died March 24. Spouse: Marlin Kauffman. Parents: Markley and Miriam Clemmer. Children: Karl, Jeff, Karen Stoltzfus; five grandchildren. Funeral: March 28 at Bowne Mennonite Church, Clarkville, Mich.

Kissell.- Richard M., 87, York, Pa., died March 12. Spouse: Novelda Thomas Kissell. Parents: Ralph and Agnes Livingston Kissell. Children: Kathleen Crum, Girven, Barbara Scott, Rebecca Richards; nine grandchildren. Memorial service: April 11 at Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, Davidsville, Pa.

Leaman.- Elizabeth M. Hershey, 98, Lititz, Pa., died Jan. 24. Spouse: Daniel D. Leaman (deceased). Parents: Martin R. and Susan Eby Hershey. Children: Hershey, Evelyn Sweigart, Elizabeth Lehman, Marie Shenk, James; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 28 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, Lititz.

Mast.- Ralph E., 88, Goshen, Ind., died April 10. Spouse: Ellen Rose Martin Mast. Parents: Elijah and Ella Good Mast. Children: Linda Farmwald, Alice Jane Gesse; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind.

Miller.- Viola, 86, Springs, Pa., died April 6. Parents: Norman and Suie Hershberger Miller. Funeral: April 8 at Springs Mennonite Church.

Moyer.- Leroy Bishop, 83, Line Lexington, Pa., died April 16 of Parkinson's disease. Spouse: Anna Mary Prentice Moyer. Parents: Harvey Swartley and Tillie Bergey Bishop Moyer. Children: Carol A. Hilbert, Alan L., David R., Robert B.; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 20 at Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton, Pa.

Nice.- Aaron D., 99, Morrison, Ill., died March 31. Spouse: Barbara May Yoder Nice (deceased). Parents: Abner A. and Esther Deter Nice. Children: Ruth Carrasco, Richard, David, John, LeRoy; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral:
April4 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling, Ill.

Raber.- John Henry, 71, Sarasota, Fla., died April 12 of cancer. Spouse: Ann Stutzman Raber. Children: Todd, Lisa Teague, Tonya Herschberger; seven grandchildren. Funeral: April 18 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Richard.- Eunice Marie Amstutz, 82, Creston, Ohio, died March 24 of cancer. Spouse: Elmer J. Richard. Parents: Elmer J. and Etta M. Steiner Amstutz. Children:
Phil, Sidney, Kristina Gerber, Kent; seven grandchildren. Funeral: March 30 at Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.

Roberts.- Roy Charles, 95, Harrisonburg, Va., died March 27. Spouse: Naomi J. Yoder Roberts. Parents: Charles and Ella Moore Roberts. Children: Rebecca Scott-Mitchell, Sarah Holmes; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 18 at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rockingham County, Va.

Schrock.- Noland J., 87, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died April 2. Spouse: Audrey L. Stevenson Schrock (deceased). Spouse: Daisy Alwine Schrock (deceased). Parents: Nathan and Masa Hershberger Schrock. Child: Jeffrey; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Ohio.

Snyder.- Lester Edison, 93, Orrville, Ohio, died March 13. Spouse: Nellie Jane Herman Snyder (deceased). Parents: Orrville and Ellen Hartzler Snyder. Children: Randall, Jane Vendrely; two grandchildren. Funeral: March 18 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio.

Swartzendruber.- Mark P., 87, Kalona, Iowa, died April 14. Spouse: Doris Marner Swartzendruber. Children: Linwood, Mary Lou Farmer; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 17 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona.

**Trauger.- Florence W. Willouer, 92, Souderton, Pa., died April 9. Spouse: Norman O. Trauger (deceased). Parents: Henry L. and Alice B. Minninger Willouer. Children: Norman, Jr., Richard, Eugene, George, Vernon; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Weaver.- Evelyn Janette Bender, 89, Wellman, Iowa, died March 10 following a lengthy illness. Spouse: Tillman M. Weaver (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Salena Shetler Bender. Children: Linton, Elaine Hochstedler; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 12 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.

Yoder.- Luke D., 79, Pigeon, Mich., died April 4 of ALS. Spouse: Cora Mae Maust Yoder. Parents: Samuel and Savilla Bender Yoder. Children: Merlin, Gloria Diener, Darrel, Dale; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: April 8 at Pigeon River Mennonite Church, Pigeon.

*Moved Becker and Geib from p.28 to p.27 and into alphabetical order.
**Trauger was placed in alphabetical order.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

The Mennonite, May 19, 2009, pages 26-27, Vol. 12, No. 10.

Bender.- Geneva Joyce Gingerich, 66, Middlebury, Ind., died March 23 while awaiting a liver transplant. Spouse: Eugene Bender. Parents: Ezra and Gladys Bontrager Gingerich. Children: Debra Smith, Darin, Sheila Hostetler, Crystal Christner; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: March 28 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Boshart.- Walter Lorain, 96, Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 27. Spouse: Beverly Miller Boshart. Parents: Amos and Abbie Scott Boshart. Children: Jean Stucky, James, Richard, Lane Lewallen. Funeral: March 2 at Yoder Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Detweiler.- Grace Mininger Hedrick, 84, Souderton, Pa., died April 18 of respiratory failure due to cancer. Spouse: Lester F. Detweiler (deceased). Parents: Robert S. and Katie Mininger Hedrick. Children: Linda Gehman, Dale, Dennis; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 21 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Ebersole.- Dorothy Alvera Book, 95, Sterling, Ill., died April 28. Spouse: Everett Roy Ebersole. Parents: Oscar D. and Lottie P. Detweiler Book. Children: Nancy Ebersole, Marcia Jackson, Sharon Graybill, Janice Calsyn, Verne; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 2 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling.

Egli.- Ida, 94, Kalona, Iowa, died April 8. Parents: C. B. and Emma Grimm Egli. Funeral: April 20 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Eitzen.- Lena B. Baerg, 85, Mountain Lake, Minn., died May 3 of complications of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Alvin D. Eitzen (deceased). Parents: Henry M. and Elisabeth Rohn Baerg. Children: Angela Rempel, Liz Rempel, Barbara Busenitz, Howard; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 7 at Lakeview Gospel Church, Mountain Lake.

Freed.- Matilda K. Godshall, 97, Souderton, Pa., died April 26 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Joseph H. Freed (deceased). Parents: William S. and Sallie M. Koffel Godshall. Children: Doris Freed, Merrill, Jean Clemmer, Nancy Alderfer; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 30 at Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel.

Geiser.- Leonard, 78, Kidron, Ohio, died April 22 followi1g a short illness. Spouse: Nada Geiser. Parents: William and Clara Geiser. Children: Randy, Jim, Tammi Rex; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 27 at Kidron Mennonite Church.

Gerber.- Kathryn Elderene Bame, 93, Bluffton, Ohio, died April 20. Spouse: Robert Gerber (deceased). Parents: Sam and Sara Diller Bame. Children: David, Marjorie Closson, Karen Gerber. Funeral: April 23 at Chiles and Sons Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.

Gingerich.- Ivo Lewis, 82, Colorado Springs, Colo., died April 20. Spouse: Ada Gingerich. Parents: Daniel and Fannie Jantz Gingerich. Children: Loren, Merlin, Grace Ernst, Rosalie Hoover, Linda Livengood; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: April 25 at Memorial Gardens Chapel, Colorado Springs.

Hackman.- Ada Alderfer Clemens, 101, Edmonton, Alberta, died March 24 of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Spouse: Linford Derstine Hackman (deceased). Parents: Gared A. and Lizzie Alderfer Clemens. Children: Twila Steckly, Lowell, James, Martyne Kenpel, Arlin, Leon; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held on July 11 in Cochrane, Alberta.

Kennel.- Mae Etta Hershberger, 81, Albany, Ore., died April 10 of cancer. Spouse: Willard Peter Kennel. Parents: Allen and Katie Beckler Hershberger. Children: Russel, Rachel Hickman, Julia Miller, Janine Rands, Lori Jamison; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life: April 16 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Marin.- Eugene Wilford, 80, Dinuba, Calif., died April 18. Spouse: Bertha Fast Martin. Parents: Emile and Gertrude Martin. Children: Evan, David, Linda Faust; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Dopkins Funeral Chapel, Dinuba.

Miller.- Arthur David, 95, Louisville, Ohio, died April 18. Spouse: Velma Margaret Johns Miller (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Mary Goldsmith Miller. Children: Janet Sommers, Frederic, Dr. John K.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 22 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Schmucker.- Arline L. Sommers, 88, Louisville, Ohio, died April 24. Spouse:
Wilbur Schmucker (deceased). Parents: John and Bertha Taylor Sommers. Children: Edna Troyer, Velma Bridges, Lloyd, Dr. M. Lee, 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 29 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Schloneger.- Irene E. Falb, 93, Orrville, Ohio and Louisville, Ohio, died April 28. Spouse: Irvin L. Schloneger (deceased). Parents: David and Martha Baumgartner Falb. Children: Catherine Hochstetler, Robert, Sandra Brenneman, Faye Breneman, David, Keith; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Schrock.- Raymond Y., 87, Goshen, Ind., died April 2. Spouse: Cora E. Yoder Schrock. Parents: Yost and Tillie Miller Schrock. Children: Julie A. Gunden, Janet S. Carney, Gail K. Neumann, Marcia J. Hershberger, W. Alan, Timothy R., Meril D.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 6 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.

Stork.- Helen King, 73, Ventura, Calif., died April 22. Spouse: Bill Stork (deceased). Parents: Elbert and Goldie Grove King. Memorial service: May 9 at First Methodist Church, Ventura.

Waltner.- Erland, 94, Elkhart, Ind., died April 12. Spouse: Winifred Schlosser Waltner. Parents: Ben J. and Emma P. Miller Waltner. Children: Mary Adams, Irene Nadon, Kathleen Waltner-Toews, Rose Graber; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: April 17 at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary chapel, Elkhart.

Zimmerman.- Ursula B. Denlinger, 86, Stevens, Pa., died April 17. Spouse: Titus N. Zimmerman (deceased). Parents: Martin and Emma Burkhart Denlinger. Children:
Robert, Mark, Roy, Clair, Marie Miller, Sharon Good; 28 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 22 at Ephrata Mennonite Church, Ephrata, Pa.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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