The Mennonite - September  2009

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, September 1, 2009, pages 26-27, Vol. 12, No. 16.

Amstutz.- Verda Gerber, 98, Dalton, Ohio, died July 18. Spouse: Noah D. Amstutz (deceased). Parents: Peter and Anna Hofstetter Gerber. Children: Wanda Hostetler, Laurie Kratzer, Robert, Brian; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 22 at Kidron Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.

Bartel.- Henry, 84, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 11. Spouse: Violet Friend Bartel. Parents: David and Wanda Kuehn Bartel. Child: Rosemary Fetterman; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 15 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Cashwiler.- Anna M. Martin Sweigart, 95, Lititz, Pa., died Aug. 2. Spouse: Thomas L. Cashwiler (deceased). Spouse: Amos O. Sweigart (deceased). Parents: Phares and Lizzie A. Martin. Step-children: Thomas L. Cashwiler, Jr., Edith Zook. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, Pa.

Copsey.- Joan Carole Gyllstrom, 77, Goshen, Ind., died July 8. Spouse: James Copsey. Parents: Eric and Helga Gyllstrom. Child: Lori Copsey; one granddaughter. Funeral: July 15 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Diener.- Clayton H., 90, Hesston, Kan., died June 4. Spouse: Inez Snyder Diener. Parents: Harry and Amanda Diener. Children: Don, Dwight, Dennis. Funeral: June 8 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston.

Franz.- Phyllis Tucker, 79, Moses Lake, Wash., died July 28 of cancer. Spouse: Victor Franz. Parents: Gilbert and Martine Pels Tucker. Children: Randy, Curt, Pam Bowman; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 8 at Menno Mennonite Church, Ritzville, Wash.

Gingerich.- Rollin J., 94, Kalona, Iowa, died July 13. Spouse: Kathryn Kauffman Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Charles and Nettie Miller Gingerich. Children: Faye Brenneman, Warren, Lois Beck, Orval, Karen Gingerich; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 8 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Groff.- Anna Detweiler Moyer, 84, Souderton, Pa., died Aug.7. Spouse: Claude Godshall Groff (deceased). Parents: Jacob M. Ida Detweiler Moyer. Children: Rod, Gwen, Sandi Hurt, Lisa Weaver, Bill; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 12 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Hirschy.- J. Duwaine, 80, Wayland, Iowa, died June 7 of cancer. Spouse: Bonnie Elder Hirschy. Parents: Joseph and Lydia Wagler Hirschy. Children: Dr. Larry D., Faye Schultz, Kaye Johnson, Rev. Loren; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 9 at Wayland Mennonite Church.

Kaufman.- Geneva Stucky, 88, McPherson, Kan., died Aug. 3. Spouse: A.K. Kaufman (deceased). Parents: Chris L. and Martha Graber Stucky. Children: Joleen Pauls, Randall, Mary Ellwood; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson.

Leatherman.- Alma Moyer, 91, Hatfield, Pa., died Aug. 4 of dementia. Spouse: Willard "Bill" D. Leatherman. Parents: Willard L. and Esther Clemens Moyer. Children: Janet Yoder, W. Ray, Darlene Brandis; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 7 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield.

Martin.- Ira Eber, 91, Columbiana, Ohio, died July 28. Spouse: Martha Weaver Martin. Parents: William and Anna Lehman Martin. Children: Naomi "Molly" Hostetler, Lucille Clark, Charlotte Beck, Kathy Schroedel, Carol Moser, Lowell, Ronald, Lawrence; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 2 at Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana.

Meyer.- Janie Konecki, 64, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died July 3. Spouse: LeRoy Meyer (deceased). Parents: Joseph Konecki and Wanda Smiddy Konecki Brackey. Children: Steve, Beth Vander Molen, Tim; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren. Funeral: July 8 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa.

Nafziger.- E. Lloyd, 78, Hopedale, Ill., died Aug. 6. Spouse: Eunice Yoder Nafziger. Parents: Orrin and Beatrice Slabaugh Nafziger. Children: Rodney, Kent, John, Marla Walker, Gail King; six grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 11 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

Roes.- Anna Mae, 73, Beaver Falls, N.Y., died Aug. 9. Spouse: Raymond D. Roes. Parents: John S. and Elizabeth Roggie Widrick. Children: Kevin, Sandra Oblick, Merle, Donald, Sharon Lehman; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 12 at Lowville Mennonite Church, Lowville, N.Y.

Roth.- Delmer Darrell, 88, Milford, Neb., died Aug. 7. Spouse: Violet Stutzman Roth (deceased). Parents: Ed and Emma Yeackley Roth. Children: Yvonne Bontrager, Lenore Meyer, Russell, Cecil; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 9 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.

Yoder.- Esther Mable Baer, 78, Newport News, Va., died June 27. Spouse: John David Yoder. Parents: Jacob and Esther Mable Hahn Baer. Children: Christine S. Yoder, John Alan, Mark Edward; two grandchildren. Funeral: June 30 at Huntington Mennonite Church, Newport News.

Zook.- Mary Ruth Branz, 81, Goshen, Ind., died July 14. Spouse: John "Wes" Wesley Zook. Parents: Ben and Orpha Erwin Branz. Children: Linda Zook, Brenda Zook, Becci Velasco, John, Robert; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 19 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Zuercher.- Clayton A., 74, Orrville, Ohio, died July 28 from injuries sustained in a lawn mower accident. Spouse: Doris M. Gray Lehman Zuercher. Spouse: Alice Miller Zuercher (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Emma Lehman Zuercher. Children: Darrel Zuercher, Rita Richard, Stan Gray, Robin McCullough; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 2 at Kidron Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

The Mennonite, September 15, 2009, page 28, Vol. 12, No. 17.

Helmuth.- Lizzie Ann Miller, 96, Sarasota, Fla. and Kokomo, Ind., died Aug. 17. Spouse: Andy Helmuth (deceased). Children: Larry; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 21 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Kief.- Nellie C. Good, 93, Albany, Ore., died June 26. Spouse: Loren H. Kief (deceased). Parents: Daniel W. and Sarah E. Roth Good. Children: Judy Bacher, Jewell Stanley, Ron, Jim; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 12 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Leatherman.- Michael Dean, 31, Pennsburg, Pa., died Aug. 9 of a brain tumor. Spouse: Carmen Ingalls Leatherman. Parents: John Paul and Lena Landis Leatherman. Children: Michael Darren. Funeral: Aug. 14 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.

Martin.- Doris A. Hershey, 65, Gordonville, Pa., died June 27 following a brief illness. Spouse: Wilmer G. Martin. Parents: M. Clair and Anna Mary Hauck Hershey. Children: Rita C. Schwarz, Greta L. Washington; five grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa.

Miller.- Ellen Marie Gardner, 95, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 11. Spouse: Samuel S. Miller (deceased). Parents: Jesse E. and Dora Miller Gardner. Children: Meredith Wittrig, Patricia Nisley, Eleanor Koehler, Samuel W.; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 14 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Miller.- W. Ray, 91, Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 24. Spouse: Dorothea Messick Miller. Parents: William Levi and Jemimah Troyer Miller. Children: Gail, Barbara Miller, Cheryl Eash; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 29 at Bayshore Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Neufeld.- Antoinette A. Klassen Philin, 76, Akron, Pa., died July 17. Spouse: Hans Peter Neufeld. Parents: Alexander* and Marguerita Klassen Philin. Children: Carla E. Neufeld, Lisa M. Neufeld, Jenny Dominh, Philip M., Aida Amy-Joy Echternach; 14 grandchildren. Funeral: July 21 at Akron Mennonite Church.
*Name is Alexandr - Correction by daughter, Carla Neufeld.

Simpson.- Elmer A., 86, Rantoul, Ill.,Died Aug. 18. Spouse: June Ingold Simpson (deceased). Children: Linda Adams, Larry. Funeral: Aug. 21 at Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul.

Swartzentruber.- Mary Christina Yancey, 94, Lowville, N.Y., died Aug. 26. Spouse: Abner M. Swartzentruber (deceased). Parents: Edward E. and Rosella Zehr Yancey. Children: Marvin E., Dale M., Dawn Lehman, Glenn A.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 29 at Lowville Mennonite Church.

Stucky.- Roland David, 85, Kingsburg, Calif., died Aug. 9. Spouse: Ferne Boucher Stucky. Spouse: Elaine Eymann Stucky (deceased). Parents: John D. and O'Tillie Schrag Stucky. Children: Maureen Sinclair, Patrice Flaming, Scott; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 17 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley, Calif.

Whitman.- Philip, 88, Vancouver, Wash., died Aug. 16 of a stroke. Spouse: Marilyn Whitman. Parents: Hubert T. and Mabel Whitman. Children: Phyllis Heims, Jack Hal; one grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 21 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver.

Willouer.- Mary Kathryn, 76, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 15. Parents: Howard M. and Maggie L. Moyer Willouer. Funeral: Aug. 19 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Zehr.- Ray, 87, Hesston, Kan., died July 9 of pneumonia. Spouse: Lois Nussbaum Zehr. Parents: Peter and Katie Zehr. Children: Nancy Shear, Terry Zehr; five grandchildren. Memorial service: July 13 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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