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, Wauseon, Ohio.

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, Sarasota.

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, Harrisonburg.

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, Kouts, Ind.

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, Flanagan.

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, Goshen.

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 Church, Wayland.

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.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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