The Mennonite - January, 2010

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, January 2010, pages 55-56, Vol. 13, No. 1.


Burkholder.- Ada Zuercher, 87, Orrville, Ohio, died Nov. 26, 2009. Spouse: Elvin Burkholder. Parents: Isaac and Emma Lehman Zuercher. Children: Luella Stiner, Glenn, Milan; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville.

Danner.- Neva Mae Stutzman, 89, Streetsboro, Ohio, died Oct. 29, 2009, of a stroke. Spouse: David Danner (deceased). Parents: John A. and Mary A. Plank Stutzman. Children: David w., Robert D.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 2 at Aurora Mennonite Church, Aurora, Ohio.

Eash.- Dorcas Ruth Miller, 81, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 14, 2009. Spouse: Edwin Eash (deceased). Parents: Lee and Ruth Troyer Miller. Children: Rebecca Whitmore, Glen, Karen Hicks, Philip, Don, Leon, Myron, Paul; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 18 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.

Friesen.- Elvin, 92, Altona, Manitoba, died Sept. 26, 2009. Parents: Henry J. and Helena Nickel Friesen. Children: Lorraine Hamm, Garry, Kelly Lambrecht, Sheila; six grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 1 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Gisel.- Fannie Elizabeth Short, 94, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 5, 2009. Spouse: Vern Gisel (deceased). Parents: Amandus and Malinda Aeschliman Short. Children: Nadine Leithauser, Carol Short, Bettilu Fraas, Ned, LaMar; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 9 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Godshall.- Mildred Hendricks Derstine, 89, Lansdale, Pa., died Nov. 17, 2009, of end stage Parkinson's Disease. Spouse: Curtis D. Godshall (deceased). Parents: Irvin and Mamye Hendricks Derstine. Children: Glenda Landis, Mary Miller, Helen Goshow, Gerry Fix, Joyce Telenko; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Graber.- Glen Daniel, 89, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 7, 2009. Spouse: June Mable Straite Graber (deceased). Parents: Daniel S. and Anna Marie Widmer Graber. Children: Lowell Daniel, Vinnie Marie Graber, Kathryn Louise Myers, David Glen; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 20 at Eicher Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Washington County, Iowa.

Harley.- Paul Lockart, 96, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 29, 2009. Spouse: Thelma Mae Wenger Harley. Parents: Isaiah B. and Ida L. Harley. Children: John W., Paul D., Kathleen M. Aeschliman; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at North Goshen Mennonite Church.

Kupeerus.- Elizabeth "Betty" C. Clemmer, 84, Milford, Ind., died Oct. 28, 2009. Spouse: Sjoerd Kupeerus. Children: Gerald; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 11 at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Milford.

Landis.- Emma Alderfer, 90, Lansdale, Pa., died Nov. 21, 2009. Parents: Elias and Sallie Alderfer Landis. Funeral: Nov. 24 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Martin.- Leah Rudy, 90, Elmira, Ontario, died Oct. 30, 2009. Spouse: Philip S. Martin (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Sarah Martin Rudy. Children: Alvin, Aaron, Naomi de'Rozario, Armand, Vera Martin, Elma Freed, Margaret Fisher, Nora Martin, Herb, Omar; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 3 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario.

Moyer, Evelyn Scholl, 88, Hatfield, Pa., died Nov. 18, 2009. Spouse: Marcus M. Moyer. Parents: Earl and Mabel Shisler Scholl. Children: Linda Fox, Donna Styer; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Huff and Lajker, Lansdale, Pa.

Nafziger.- Vernon M.,77, Lowville, N.Y., died Nov. 2, 2009. Spouse: Maxine Widrick Nafziger. Parents: Menno and Marie Jantzi Nafziger. Children: Stephen, Lori Snyder; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 5 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Nafziger.- Marjorie M. Wyse, 89, Wauseon, Ohio, died Nov. 27, 2009. Spouse: Lester Nafziger. Parents: William and Dinah Roth Wyse. Children: Leslie, Suzanne Schrock, Karen Rupp, Thomas, Michael, Lonnie; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 1 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

Noftsier.- Anna Mae Roes, 69, Croghan, N.Y., died Oct. 31, 2009. Spouse: Grant Noftsier (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Lena Roes. Children: Randy, Bonnie Zehr, Cynthia Zehr, Judy Zehr; 11 granchildren. Funeral: Nov. 3 at Croghan Mennonite Church.

Nyce.- Miriam L. Moyer, 95, Souderton, Pa., died Nov. 23, 2009. Spouse: Henry F. Nyce (deceased). Spouse: J. Warren Moyer (deceased). Parents: Irwin and Anna Overholdt Moyer. Children: Kenneth M. Moyer, Clare Moyer, Carolyn Speakerman, David Nyce, Janice Deonarine, Deborah Walker; step-children: Nancy Bergey, Robert Nyce, Henry Nyce; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel.

Rotenberger.- Laura A. Shelly, 80, Quakertown, Pa., died Nov. 2, 2009, of cancer. Spouse: Norman R. Rotenberger. Parents: Raymond and Rebecca Rice Shelly. Children: Mark R., Neal R., Olin D., Perry C., LouAnn Newman; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 7 at West Swamp Mennonite Church, Quakertown.

Roth.- Joyce M., 76, Topeka, Ind., died Dec. 5, 2009. Parents: Daniel and Susie Miller Roth. Funeral: Dec. 9 at Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka.

Sala.- Dorothy "Lena" Thomas, 81, Davidsville, Pa., died Nov. 17, 2009, of complications from Calciphylaxis. Spouse: Ammon Sala, Jr. Parents: Owen W. and Stella Saylor Thomas. Children: Linda Baumgardner, James; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 20 at Stahl Mennonite Church, Johnstown, Pa.

Scarff.- Ryan P., 37, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, died Nov. 3, 2009. Parents: Ron Ray and Wendy Marlene Slagel Scarff. Funeral: Nov. 8 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa.

Schlabach.- Retha Fern Miller, 79, Winesburg, Ohio, died Nov. 6, 2009, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Daniel D. Schlabach (deceased). Parents: Daniel P. and Mildred Marie Miller Miller. Children: David, Bradley, James, Brenda Schlabach Sweany; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 9 at Longenecker Mennonite Church, Winesburg.

Schmidt.- Elmer Ernest, 93, Reedley, Calif., died Nov. 12, 2009. Spouse: Evangeline Unruh Schmidt (deceased). Spouse: Lucille Johnson Schmidt (deceased). Parents: Herman Franz and Anna Ewert Schmidt. Children: Karen Yingst, Annalee Compton- Schmidt, Galen, Sherryl Dyck, James, Deborah Cornich; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 28 at Sierra View Homes Retirement Center, Reedley.

Snyder.- M. Grant, 57, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Nov. 26, 2009, of cancer. Spouse: Pam Schlitt Snyder. Parents: Melvin and Norine Sheerer Snyder. Children: Amanda Snyder Araujo, Emily Snyder Roe. Funeral: Dec. 2 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.

Stoltzfus.- Naomi K. Kauffman Smoker, 90, Gap, Pa., died Nov. 26, 2009, of coronary artery disease. Spouse: Levi U. Stoltzfus (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Fannie Kauffman Smoker. Children: Esther M. Stoltzfus, Erma M. Kurtz, Kenneth L., Allen R., Wilmer J., Fannie E. Bowman; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, Pa.

Tucker.- Martha E. Schlabach, 87, Elida, Ohio, died Nov. 10, 2009. Spouse: Gerald Tucker (deceased). Parents: Lorenzo and Polly Miller Schlabach. Children: Harold, Loren, Gloria Weldy; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 14 at Pike Mennonite Church, Elida.

Yoder.- Orvilla A. Weaver, 92, Berlin, Ohio, died Nov. 18, 2009. Spouse: Delmer Yoder (deceased). Parents: Alvin and Barbara Kandel Weaver. Children: Doyle, Janice Carlson, Karen Kaser, Eileen Yoder; six grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, Ohio.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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