The Mennonite - July, 2010

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, July 2010, pages 51-55, Vol. 13, No. 7.

Alderfer.- Mary Ellen C. Shisler, 93, Sarasota, Fla., died May 23 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Earle L. Alderfer (deceased). Parents: Horace and Maggie Clemmer Shisler. Children: John, Herbert, Joe, Linda Ruiz; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, and May 29 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Arndt.- Arlene, 80, Hartville, Ohio, died April 10. Funeral: April 15 at Hartville Mennonite Church.

Bauer.- Davis, 85, Connell, Wash., died April 4 of Parkinson's disease. Spouse: Rose Bauer. Parents: William F. and Marie Schafer Bauer. Children: Ed, Janet Bauer-McVay, Fred, Larry; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at Menno Mennonite Church, Ritzville, Wash.

Beck.- Charles E., 78, Archbold, Ohio, died April 20. Spouse: Arva Short Beck. Parents: Harley and Frances Klopfenstein Beck. Children: Mark, Luana King, Linda Dickerson, Dave; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Lockport Mennonite, Stryker, Ohio.

Beebe.- Mary J. Stucky, 65, Moundridge, Kan., died June 1. Spouse: Edgar R. Beebe. Parents: Milford P. and Martha J. Krehbiel Stucky. Child: Shane. Funeral: June 4 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Kan.

Berkey.- Austin L., 77, Goshen, Ind., died April 18. Parents: Cletus and Clara Miller Berkey. Funeral: April 23 at Greencroft Meeting House, Goshen, Ind.

Braun.- Bernie N., 83, Altona, Manitoba, died April 28. Spouse: Tina Wieler Braun. Parents: Bernhard A. and Agatha Neufeld Braun. Children: Mel, Daryl, Connie, Carilee Dueck, Dwight, Tammy; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: May 2 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Brenneman.- Kathryn L. "Katie," 78, died March 31 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Albany, Ore., of pulmonary-fibrosis. Katie was born in Indiantown, Bureau County, Ill., on October 25, 1931, to Wilbur J. and Marybelle (Stutzman) Smucker. She was raised on a farm outside of Tiskilwa, Ill., graduating from Tiskilwa High School in 1949. She left home to attend Goshen College, graduating in 1954 with a bachelor of science in nursing. She met Gerald "Jerry" Brenneman from Albany, Ore., at college, and they were married Sept. 2, 1954, at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Katie's home church. They moved to Albany in 1957, establishing their permanent home there when Jerry was hired as a high school teacher. Katie worked for a time at Albany General Hospital before becoming a nurse for a local doctor for over 20 years, retiring in 1989. Katie served as Sunday school and Bible school teacher at Albany Mennonite Church and recently as usher and welcoming greeter. She also volunteered at the Mennonite Village, where they lived, as a buyer and coordinator of help for the two gift stores. Katie and Jerry enjoyed traveling, visiting family and grandchildren, and Europe four times including a 50th anniversary trip to Ireland. Survivors include her husband, Jerry; sister Annalee Yordy; daughter Ann Stroud, sons Douglas, and Daniel; and granddaughters Leslie Stroud Romero, Dr. Sara Franzen and Maggie Brenneman. A memorial service for Katie was held April 5 at the Albany Mennonite Church in Albany.

Brilhart.- Earle Rodney, 98, Goshen, Ind., and Scottdale, Pa., died April 19. Spouse: Marnetta Yake Brilhart. Parents: C.A. and Cora Loucks Brilhart. Children: Theodore, Kathleen Brilhart Repko, Daniel. Funeral: April 25 at Meeting House at Greencroft, Goshen.

Bucher.- Dr. Samuel J., 91, Thomas, W.V., died May 21. Spouse: Kathryn Hostetter Bucher. Spouse: Margaret M. Mininger Bucher (deceased). Parents: Bela L. and Mabel Musselman Bucher. Children: S. Jonanthan, J. Daniel, Sarah Ellen Myers, Mary Beth Lind; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 25 at Dry Fork Assembly of God Church.

Derstine.- Noah T., 96, Perkasie, Pa., died May 13 of arteriosclerotic heart disease. Parents: Ruth Freed Derstine. Parents: Samuel and Lizzie Trauger Derstine. Children: Jeanette Baum, Bette Aukerman, Carolyn Godshall; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at the Chapel of the Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville, Pa.

Ebeling.- Justina Anna Dick, 89, Saint James, Minn., died May 16. Spouse: Mayo J. Ebeling (deceased). Parents: Abram B. and Susan "Susanna" Heppner Dick. Children: Susan Anderson, Paul Ebeling; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 21 in Mountain Lake, Minn.

Emerson.- R.D., 92, Fisher, Ill., died April 24 of congestive heart disease. Spouse: Mildred Genevieve Heiser Emerson (deceased). Parents: Enoch and Ruth Ellen Wilkerson Emerson. Children: Ruth Horsch, Mary Lou Kelley, Anna Kay Friesen, Phyllis Mishler; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at Fairhaven A.M. Church, Goshen, Ind.

Gehman.- Harold M., 89, Lancaster, Pa., died May 8. Spouse: Gladys M. Lehman Gehman. Parents: Barton and Anna Martin Gehman. Children: David E., Edward D., Rachel Dawn Gehman; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 15, at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, Pa.

Gingerich.- Phyllis Marie Eash, 80, Kalona, Iowa, died June 9. Spouse: Leo Glenn Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Glen and Lavanda Fisher Eash. Children: Nancy Gingerich, Charles, Angela Eash; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 12 at Wellman Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa.

Gyger.- Helen Haaby, 86, Schwenksville, Pa., died April 27 of cerebrovascular disease. Spouse: Christian Gyger. Parents: Daniel and Marie Roche Haaby. Children: Claire Kratz, John Peter; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 3 at Williams Bergey Koffel Funeral Home, Telford, Pa.

Halteman.- Wilmer Moyer, 93, Sellersville, Pa., died April 28. Spouse: Sara Pearl Guntz Halteman (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Mary Moyer Halteman. Children: Lareta Halteman Finger, James, Mary Ann Conrad, Elizabeth Joan Dintaman, Jennifer Lynn Schrock; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Harnish.- John Houser, 91, Millersville, Pa., died April 14 of complications from pneumonia. Spouse: Ruth Warfel Harnish. Parents: Jacob T. and Ella W. Harnish. Children: Esther Breneman, John Henry, Elizabeth Siegrist, Mary Grinder, James, Ruth Yoder, David; 27 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 19 at Millersville Mennonite Church.

Helmuth.- Elnora M. Bender, 87, Sarasota, Fla., died May 6. Spouse: Freeman Helmuth. Parents: Milton and Magdalena Roth Bender. Children: Terry, Dean, Laurie Zook; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 10 at Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Helmuth.- Mary S. Schrock, 77, Hartville, Ohio, died May 2. Spouse: Ervin Helmuth. Parents: Henry H. and Mary Ann Miller Schrock. Children: Norma Anderson, Steven, Rosemary Wolf, Thomas Eugene; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Hartville Mennonite Church.

Hickey.- Claire E. Tammany, 75, Lancaster, Pa., died May 26 of cancer. Spouse: John E. Hickey, Sr. Parents: Harry S. and Martha Faltine Tammany. Children: Claire "Sue" McMichael, Dinah Wise, John Edward, Jr., Roseanne Keller, Christopher, Michael; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 2 at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Lancaster.

Kibele.- Ruth E. Geiser, 91, Bluffton, Ohio, died April 23. Spouse: Kermit Kibele (deceased). Parents: John and Clara Gratz Geiser. Children: Jeannie Hinkle, Kay Wade, Kim, Jan, Don, Tom, Jack, Keith; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Klassen.- Jacob, 82, Altona, Manitoba, died April 29. Spouse: Hilda Friesen Klassen. Parents: Johann and Helena Loeppky Klassen. Children: Marilyn Pappel, Shirley Borden, Jo-ann Heinrichs, Sharon Hruda, James, Karen Louise Sawatzky; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 3 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Kuhns.- Olive Clemens, 86, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 22. Spouse: James Kuhns (deceased). Parents: Raymond S. and Esther S. Clemens. Children: Jean Rissler, Philip, Evelyn Rankin; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Kulp.- Beulah S. Gotwals, 90, Souderton, Pa., died April 4. Spouse: Howard L. Kulp (deceased). Parents: Clayton and Lillian Schueck Gotwals. Children: Ruth Coates, Lois Johnstone; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 11 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Leatherman.- Richard D., 83, Dublin, Pa., died May 15. Spouse: Della M. Meyers Leatherman. Parents: John G. and Mary Derstine Leatherman. Child: Dale; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.

Lehman.- Cleo Yousey, 91, Lowville, N.Y., died May 23. Spouse: Kenneth Lehman (deceased). Parents: Chris and Katie Moser Yousey. Children: Noel, Anne Lehman, Marilyn Pratt. Funeral: May 27 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Lehman.- James E., 89, Boswell, Pa., died Feb. 22 of chronic leukemia. Parents: John J. and Bertha Lehman. Children: Betty Hostetler, James Lehman, Jr.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Feb. 23 in Davidsville, Pa.

Lehman.- Leland Charles, 90, Bluffton, Ohio, died March 12. Spouse: Dorothy Jean Burner Lehman (deceased). Parents: Alice and Leo E. Lehman. Children: Barbara Alice Boldt, Stephen, Cynthia Jean Linscheid; four grandsons; one great-grandson. Funeral: March 16 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Lehman.- Lena Lela Geiser, 76, Kidron, Ohio, died March 17 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Spouse: Clifford David Lehman. Parents: Fred F. and Lena Nussbaum Lehman. Children: Cheryl Gerber, Michael, Rod, Kent; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 21 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron.

Martin.- John Jacob, 88, Kidron, Ohio, died April 15 of acute leukemia. Spouse: Flora Jean Hostetler Martin. Parents: John Jacob and Merta Ziegler Martin. Children: Ron, Wendell, Sharon Ressler, Janis Steigauf; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: April 19 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron.

Miller.- Michael Peter, 23, Grantsville, Md., died April 28. Parents: Pete and Karin Naslund Miller. Sibling: Dan. Funeral: May 3 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, Pa.

Moyer.- Elizabeth "Betty" B. Landis, 86, Telford, Pa., died May 9 of Parkinson's disease. Spouse: Newton F. Moyer (deceased). Parents: Abram and Ella Landis. Children: Nancy Makin, Eileen Mertz, Martha Miller; four grandchildren. Funeral:
May 13 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford.

Moyer.- Kenneth S., 79, Souderton, Pa., died May 30 of pneumonia. Parents: Ellis S. and Edna Lewis Springer Moyer. Funeral: June 3 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford.

Myer.- Esther M. Hostetter, 92, Lancaster, Pa., died Feb. 24. Spouse: Landis E. Myer (deceased). Parents: Christian and Stella Hostetter. Children: Nancy Witmer, Earl, Nelson; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 1 at Habecker Mennonite Church, Lancaster.

Neuenschwander.- Naomi Sommers Helmuth, 91, Louisville, Ohio, died June 1. Spouse: Paul Neuenschwander. Spouse: Kenneth Sommers (deceased). Parents: Gideon and Fanny Helmuth. Children: Donald Sommers, Duane Sommers, Charlotte Miller, Jeanette Wagner, Sherri Lehman; step-children: Art Neuenschwander, Ken Neuenschwander, Shirley Hochstetler, Janet Hostetler, Kathy Zendt, Norma Burkholder; nine grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Nyce.- Paul Moyer, 87, Souderton, Pa., died May 14 of primary degenerative dementia. Parents: Howard H. and Mary L. Moyer Nyce. Funeral: May 19 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Olson.- David Cornelius, Sr., 88, Colorado Springs, Colo., died May 4. Spouse: Dorothy Pomeroy Olson (deceased). Parents: Conrad and Olga Olson. Children: Mark, David, Steve; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 10 at Beth-El Mennonite Church, Colorado Springs.

Oyer.- Viola Stauffer, 90, Gibson City, Ill., died May 11. Spouse: Vilas Oyer (deceased). Parents: Henry and Sophia Zimmerman Stauffer. Parents: Jerry S., Kenneth, Anna Marie Yoder, Helen Mae Amberg; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.

Reed.- Lawrence "Larry" D., 51, Canton, Ohio, died March 2. Spouse: Sharon Erb Reed. Parents: Lawrence J. and Jean Reed. Children: Heather McCoy, Julie Martin; four grandchildren. Funeral: March 7 at Hartville Mennonite Church, Hartville, Ohio.

Rheinheimer.- Floyd A., 85, Goshen, Ind., died June 2. Spouse: Katie Mae Miller Rheinheimer (deceased). Parents: Clayton and Maude Miller Rheinheimer. Children:  Dennis, Floyd, Shirley Riegsecker, Linda Young, Ron; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 5 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Ind.

Ropp.- Katie Leona, 95, Hesston, Kan., died June 8. Parents: Moses S. and Katherine Eimen Ropp. Funeral: June 12 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

Schmidt.- Luella Doris Schmidt, 82, Hesston, Kan., died May 12. Spouse: Eldon "Chick" R. Schmidt (deceased). Parents: Arnold T. and Marie Flaming Schmidt. Children: Mary Jantz, Janet Freeman; six grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

Schueck.- Martha Anne Long, 56, Gilbertsville, Pa., died May 4 following a five year battle with cancer. Spouse: Arnold Schueck. Parents: James L. and Anna K. Swartz Long. Children: Michael, Amy Guldin, Katie Schueck; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 8 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, Pa.

Short.- Doyle, 87, Archbold, Ohio, died May 14 of a heart attack. Spouse: Melva Rupp Short. Parents: Dan and Malinda Short. Children: Kent, Carla Wilhelm, Lori Carteyn; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 20 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Stockdale.- Pauline S. Weaver, 82, Reedley, Calif., died May 13. Spouse: Darvin Stockdale(deceased). Children: Dorvin, John, Bobby, Gwen Peters; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.

Stoesz.- Gladys Dick, 78, Akron, Pa., died April 20. Spouse: Edgar Stoesz. Parents: Henry G. and Maria Dick. Children: Susan Stoesz Bauman, Dean, Randy, Kris Stoesz; seven grandchildren. Funeral: April 23 at Akron Mennonite Church.

Stutzman.- Jeanette A. Burkey, 74, Milford, Neb., died May 3 of cancer. Spouse: Robert G. Stutzman. Parents: Lester and Stella Zimmerman Burkey. Children: Charnell Sanders, Robert K.; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.

Stutzman.- Martha M. Kauffman, 91, Kalona, Iowa, died June 12. Spouse: John Stutzman. Children: Claretta McArtor, Merle, John, Harold, Laverta Steiner, Laverna Troyer; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 16 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona.

Thomas.- Maxine Virginia Aeschliman, 79, Archbold, Ohio, died May 11. Spouse: Sanford Thomas. Parents: Ben and Mary Conrad Aeschliman. Children: Bonnie Heatwole, Becky Short, Audrey Burkholder; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Troyer.- Ferne Mary Fisher, 87, Kalona, Iowa, died May 18. Spouse: Cleo Troyer (deceased). Children: Richard, Ronald, Randy, Beverly Strother; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona.

Weber.- Edna Martin, 87, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died April 27. Spouse: Ivan Weber (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Sarah Sitler Martin. Children: Karen Hallman, Janet Weber; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: April 30 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.

Wenger.- Samuel Esbenshade, 72, Akron, Pa., died May 15 of a heart attack and automobile accident. Spouse: Ruth Arlene Derstine Wenger. Parents: Samuel Stoner and Ella Mae Esbenshade Wenger. Children: Ann Whipple, Jonathan Whipple, Carla Vicidomini, Tonya; four grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at Akron Mennonite Church at a future date.

Wyse.- Glenn Daniel, 76, Wauseon, Ohio, died May 22. Parents: Ira and Mable Mull Wyse. Funeral: May 27 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

Yoder.- Wilmer H., 95, Pueblo, Colo., died May 21. Spouse: Marjorie Arnett Yoder (deceased). Spouse: Grace Rhodes Yoder (deceased). Parents: Elba J. and Erma Miller Yoder. Children: Roger Yoder, Sharon Trauger; step-children: Linda Rhodes, Dennis Rhodes, Pamela Rowley; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at Pueblo Mennonite Church, Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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