The Mennonite - August 2009
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, August 18, 2009, pages
26-28, Vol. 12, No. 15.
Aeschliman.- Florence A. Short,
86, Archbold, Ohio, died July 10. Spouse: Elton J. Aeschliman
(deceased). Parents: Andrew and Mary Miller Short. Children: Carma
Yoder, Merna Bower, Reed, Lila Zellers, Vonda Rickard; eight
grandchildren. Funeral: July 14 at North Clinton Mennonite Church,
Becker.- Leland, 71, Aberdeen,
Idaho, died July 26. Parents: Waldo and Beatrice Johnson Becker.
Funeral: July 29 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.
Benner.- Charles B., 86,
Souderton, Pa., died July 22 of cerebrovascular disease. Spouse: Marie
M. Moyer Benner. Parents: Webster M. and Hannah Brunner Benner.
Children: Dennis M., C. David, Timothy, Neil, Christine Seasholtz; 14
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 27 at Souderton
Mennonite Homes Chapel.
Bontrager.- Merlin "Merle" Lee,
Sr., 77, Sarasota, Fla., died July 8. Spouse: Mary Kurtz Bontrager.
Parents: Levi and Elva Miller Bontrager. Children: Glenda Yoder,
Charlene Pillot, LuAnn Mayer, Merlin Jr.; seven grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church,
Brandenberger.- Lloyd, 82,
Middlebury, Ind., died July 22 of age related complications with
pneumonia and Parkinson's disease. Spouse: Mary Jean Schrock
Brandenberger (deceased). Parents: Noah and Matilda Yoder
Brandenberger. Children: Debbi Shrock, Jeanne Brandenberger, Joan
Peterson, Steven; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral:
July 26 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Croyle.- Denton E., 85,
Wadsworth, Ohio, died June 20 of cancer. Spouse: Mary L. Schnell
Croyle. Parents: Lloyd S. and Emma N. Stahl Croyle. Children: Philip
J., Ann Weldy, J. Marshall, Warren L., Timothy; 11 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild. Funeral: July 5 at First Mennonite Church, Wadsworth.
Derstine, Pauline G. Moyer, 91,
Souderton, Pa., died July 27. Spouse: Marvin G. Derstine (deceased).
Parents: Joseph and Mabel Groover Moyer. Children: Patricia Ann
Halteman, Paul M., Roy M., Dale M., Betty L. Kulp, Nancy R. Moyer; 17
grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Aug. 1 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Grieser.- Edna, 100, Urbana,
Ill., died July 21. Parents: George and Lena Baecher Grieser. Funeral:
July 24 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.
Habermehl.- Edna, 100, Elmira,
Ontario, died July 18. Parents: Albert and Annie Shantz Habermehl.
Funeral: July 25 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ont.
Hartman.- Floyd Dwight, 94,
Harrisonburg, Va., died April 27. Spouse: Marie Reviere Hartman
(deceased). Parents: Walter E. and Della Layman Hartman. Grandchildren:
two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April
29 at Park View Mennonite Church.
Hochstetler.- Edna M. Miller,
77, Nappanee, Ind., died July 16. Spouse: Henry Hochstetler. Parents:
Nathaniel and Betty Thomas Miller. Children: Henry, Anna Weaver, Diana
Yoder, Debra Neidig; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: July 20 at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee.
Hooley.- Nettie J. Classen, 89,
North Lawrence, Ohio, died May 23 of a stroke. Parents: Clarence David
Hooley (deceased). John L. and Marie A. Reimer Classen. Children: David
J., Donald E., Daniel R.; six grandchildren. Funeral: May 23 at
Pleasant View Mennonite Church, North Lawrence.
Hostetler.- Doris Ilene, 85,
Hesston, Kan., died July 10. Parents: Frank and Lizzie Zimmerman
Hostetler. Funeral: July 14 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
King.- Agnes Wingard, 90,
Lancaster, Pa., died May 21. Spouse: Mahlon King (deceased). Parents:
Alonzo and Ella Johns Wingard. Children: Arnold, Aldus, Stanley; eight
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 25 at
Ridgeview Mennonite Church, Gordonville, Pa.
Kuhns.- James Winfred, 84,
Harrisonburg, Va., died March 31. Spouse: Olive Clemens Kuhns. Parents:
Allen Winifred and Anna Shupe Kuhns. Children: Jean Rissler, Genet
Orebaugh, Philip, Evelyn Rankin; six grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 18 at Park View Mennonite Church,
Martin.- Harold, 96, DeMotte,
Ind., died June 29. Spouse: Florence Reinhardt Martin (deceased).
Parents: Arthur and Lydia Egli Martin. Children: Carolyn Birky, Peggy
Hamstra, Virginia Bierma, Allen; 16 grandchildren; 33
great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at Hopewell Mennonite Church,
Meyer.- Norman Dean, 87,
Wayland, Iowa, died June 28. Spouse: Doris Jean Eigsti Meyer. Parents:
Benjamin C. and Maude Mae Wyse Meyer. Children: R.D., Robert, Kathy
Schooley; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 1
at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland.
Miller.- Maxine Schrock, 79,
Goshen, Ind., died July 4 of complications from a stroke. Spouse: John
K. Miller (deceased). Parents: Tobias T. and Sarah Lambright Schrock.
Children: Michael, Suzanne Yoder; five grandchildren. Funeral: July 9
at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Newswanger.- Betty Louise Hershey,
66, Lancaster, Pa., died July 4 of cancer. Spouse: Wesley Newswanger.
Parents: Landis and Ruth Hershey. Funeral: July 10 at Mellinger
Mennonite Church, Lancaster.
Nussbaum.- Aaron Isaac, 89,
Orrville, Ohio, died May 13. Spouse: Mary Ebersole Nussbaum. Parents:
Daniel and Edna Mary Amstutz Nussbaum. Children: David, Paul, Samuel,
Earl, Nathan, John, Esther Walthour, Ruth Suter, Lois Bixler, Rose Mary
Hackman; 24 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at
Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.
Rhodes.- Anthony Lawrence, 35,
Dalton, Ga., died of complications of Type I diabetes. Spouse: Mary
Teresa Sanner Rhodes. Parents: Robert Allen and Rose Weaver Rhodes.
Funeral: July 15 at Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church, Dublin, Ga.
Richer.- Ora W., 83, Archbold,
Ohio, died June 26. Spouse: Marjorie Richer (deceased). Parents: David
and Ida Sauder Richer. Children: Mike, Brooks, Marcia Lehman, Ken; 13
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial service: July 4 at
West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon.
Riegsecker.- Lueen Mae Grieser,
78, Archbold, Ohio, died June 27 of a stroke. Spouse: Edward Dale
Riegsecker (deceased). Parents: Charles and Sophie Rupp Grieser.
Children: Sandra Aeschliman, Rita Rupp, Beverly Bonilla, Alan; 13
grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Ross.- Rebecca Sue Moyer, 53,
Doylestown, Pa. died April 23. Parents: Willard Paul and Elizabeth
Chittick Moyer. Children: Karin N. Ross, Michael D.; one grandchild.
Schlabaugh.- Clara Belle Bontrager,
78, Washington, Iowa, died July 3 of cancer. Spouse: Omar "Pete"
Schlabaugh. Parents: Christopher and Viola Hershberger Bontrager.
Children: Diane Martin, Sandra Schlabaugh, Jeanna Stauffer, Dawn
Schrock.- Michael; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral: July 7 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa.
Schrock.- Margaret Suzanne, 56,
Orrville, Ohio, died July 1. Parents: N. Wilmer and Pauline Liechty
Schrock. Funeral: July 4 at Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.
Shenk.- Mary Florence, 92,
Harrisonburg, Va., died July 17. Parents: Levi J. and Amanda Yoder
Shenk. Funeral: July 25 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Smith.- Cleo Hershey, 59,
Waynesboro, Va., died June 28 of complications of colon cancer. Spouse:
Eileen Basinger Smith. Parents: William L. and Florence Heatwole Smith.
Children: Tracy, Tonya Swarey; six grandchildren. Funeral: July 2 at
Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.
Snyder.- Mary E. Rowe, 85, New
Britain Township, Pa., died June 8. Spouse: Carl R. Snyder (deceased).
Parents: John and Jane Herbert Rowe. Children: Robert, Jane A. Volpe,
Gary, Phillip, Brian; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Funeral: June 11 at Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, Pa.
Souder.- Ruth F., 91,
Sellersville, Pa., died July 11. Parents: Harvey A. and Bessie Freed
Souder. Funeral: July 16 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, Pa.
Stalter.- Margery Eileen Rocke,
82, Flanagan, Ill., died July 8 of multiple health issues including a
heart attack, stroke and congestive heart failure. Spouse: Raymond
"Fritz" Stalter. Parents: John and Sara Egle Rocke. Children: Larry,
Sandra Schertz, Randy, Rebecca Martellaro; eight grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 11 at Prairieview Mennonite Church,
Swartzentruber.- Norman Henry,
68, Goshen, Ind., died July 10. Spouse: Vera L. Bontrager
Swartzentruber. Parents: Menno and Esther Stutzman Swartzentruber.
Children: Bret, Shawn, Timothy, Lisa Maust, Melanie Hice; six
grandchildren. Funeral: July 15 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church,
Widmer.- Gladys Marie Roth, 96,
Wayland, Iowa, died June 29. Spouse: Henry Widmer (deceased). Parents:
Peter J. and Lydia Katherine Orendorff Widmer. Children: Melba Widmer,
Richard; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at Sugar Creek Mennonite
Yoder.- E. Bernice Widmer Kauffman,
95, Woodburn, Ore., died July 11. Spouse: Tobe Yoder (deceased).
Spouse: Charles Kauffman (deceased). Children: Sharon Clay, Ardis
Nofziger, Dennis Kauffman, Darrel Kauffman; step-children: Robert
Yoder, John Yoder, Ernie Yoder; foster daughter: Marie Zehr; numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: July 17 at Salem Mennonite Church, Salem, Ore.
Yoder.- Floyd Franklin, 89,
Kalona, Iowa, died July 4. Spouse: Marjorie Yoder. Parents: Chris A.
and Barbara Troyer Yoder. Children: Leland, Galen, Curtis, Calvin,
Rhonda Yoder; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 6
at Wellman Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa.
Yoder.- Rhoda Annabelle, 86,
Minot, N.D., died May 19. Parents: Jesse and Edna King Yoder. Funeral:
May 23 at the Bible Fellowship Church of the Brethren at Minot.
Zehr.- Ray, 87, Hesston, Kan.,
died July 9. Spouse: Lois Nussbaum Zehr. Parents: Peter and Katie
Jantzi Zehr. Children: Dr. Terry Zehr, Nancy Shear; five grandchildren.
Funeral: July 13 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
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