The Mennonite - February, 2011

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, February 2011, pages 54-56, Vol. 14, No. 2.

Bachman.- Frieda J. Hirschy, 92, Wayland, Iowa, died Dec. 7, 2010. Spouse: Earl A. Bachman (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Lydia Wagler Hirschy. Children: Kathleen A. Showalter, William S., Doyle E.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 10 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland.

Balzer.- Arthur, 94, North Newton, Kan., died Dec. 12, 2010. Spouse: Louise H. Schroeder Balzer (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Emma Harms Balzer. Child: Ann Doerksen; two grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 18 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.

Birky.- Marian “Loretta" Phillips, 71, Elmira, Ore., died Nov. 15, 2010, from complications of a stroke. Spouse: Jack Birky. Parents: Arthur and Tina Beck Phillips. Children: Jill Martin; Jon; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 27 at Lebanon Mennonite Church, Lebanon, Ore.

Bontrager.- Viola Gingerich, 94, Shipshewana, Ind., died Dec. 11, 2010. Spouse:
Christy  “Crist" J. Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Jacob D. and Fannie Schrock Gingerich*. Children: Betty Graber, Ida Mae Gingerich; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 14 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.
*Name is Bontrager - Viola's married name is Gingerich

Brubaker.- Martha Jane Reist, 96, Lititz, Pa., died Jan. 2. Spouse: Roy A. Brubaker. Parents: J. Clarence and Barbara Frey Reist. Children: Donald R., Thomas A., Leon M., Virginia Lehman; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 7 at Lititz Mennonite Church.

Eicher.- Elta Vinetta North, 92, Sarasota, Fla., died Dec. 15, 2010. Spouse: Olen Leander Eicher (deceased). Parents: Homer Franklin and Bertha Inez Bechtal North. Children: Jan Brunk, Caralee Eicher, Alice Massanari; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 17 at Sunnyside Village, Eicher Auditorium, Sarasota.

Falb.- Priscilla Miller, 87, Dalton, Ohio, died Dec. 29, 2010. Spouse: George Falb. Parents: Melvin S. and Sadie Mast Miller. Children: Rosemary Rupp, Timothy, Rebecca Oyer, Ronald; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 1 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio.

Gingerich.- Margery, 84, Kalona, Iowa, died Dec. 23, 2010. Parents: Joe P. and Lula Stutzman Gingerich. Funeral: Dec. 27 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.

Glick.- Doris Miller, 86, Pensacola, Fla., died Oct. 15, 2010. Spouse: Lester Glick. Parents: Harry and Luella Shetler Miller. Children: Ron, Dr. Cris, Pricilla Clark, Byron; eight grandchildren. A memorial service and spreading of her ashes will take place at a later date at the Memorial Garden at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Ind.

Hopkins.- William "Rex,” 75, Lebanon, Ore., died Nov. 24, 2010, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Violet Yoder Hopkins. Parents: James and Mary Lunceford Hopkins. Children: Marla Ernst, Steve; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Lebanon Mennonite Church.

Isaak.- Kathryn Becker, 96, Aberdeen, Idaho, died Dec. 4, 2010. Spouse: Peter Isaak (deceased). Parents: Peter J. and Anna Boese Becker. Five step-children; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 9 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.

Kilmer.- Willard Everett, 81, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 31, 2010, following an extended illness. Spouse: Sarah Boardley Kilmer. Parents: Philip and Ella Kohli Kilmer. Children: Stephen Kilmer, Brian Kilmer, Linda Yoder, Patrick Trainer; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 4 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.

King.- Aaron Martin, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 3. Spouse: Betty Detweiler King (deceased). Parents: Irvin and Cora Shank King. Children: Michael, Jewel, Robert, Steven Weibe-King, Marty, Noel King, Heidi King, Starla King; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 7 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Va.

Krehbiel.- Annie L. Kliewer, 86, Moundridge, Kan., died Dec. 3;'2010. Spouse: Delbert Krehbiel (deceased). Parents: Herman and Nettie Regier Kliewer Krehbiel. Children: Lynn, Joel; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 7 at West Zion Cemetery, Moundridge.

Leinbach, Wilma Pearl Pletcher, 98, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 23, 2010, of cancer. Spouse: Etril J. Leinbach (deceased). Parents: Landan and Luella Johns Pletcher. Children: Keith, Dale, Glen; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Mast.- Gerald Dwaine, 67, Millersburg, Ohio, died Dec. 8, 2010, following a sudden illness. Spouse: Nila Miller Mast. Parents: Gerald O. and Frances Mast. Children: Stacey Egli, Christopher; six grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 11 at Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg.

Miller.- Atlee, Jr., 71, Hartville, Ohio, died Dec. 18, 2010. Spouse: Twila Miller. Parents: Atlee P. and Susanna Cross Miller. Children: Tracy, Terry, Diana Coblentz, Todd, Doris Yoder; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 21 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville.

Miller.- Mark M., 77, Denver, Colo., died Dec. 4, 2010, following a brief illness. Spouse: Ardis Phillips Miller. Parents: Evan J. and Iva Maust Miller. Children: Kay Miller, Evan; one grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 4 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Miller.- Mattie Gerber, 91, Middlebury, Ind., died Nov. 13, 2010. Spouse: Crist C. Miller (deceased). Parents: John and Barbara Yoder Gerber. Children: Karen Vandermaas, Sandy Hartzler, Dalis Bloss, Steve, Barry; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 17 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Miller.- Sturges, 92, Millersburg, Ohio, died Dec. 11, 2010. Spouse: Bernice Meyer Miller. Parents: Joe J. and Lovina Beechy Miller. Children: Joe, Ben, John, Mark; six grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 15 at Martin's Creek Mennonite, Millersburg.

Nyce.- Clarence F., 89, Pipersville, Pa., died Dec. 16, 2010. Spouse: Blanche R. Rice Nyce. Parents: Wilson and Katie Nase Frank. Children: Darlene Frank, C. Merrill, Beverly Delp, L. Gerald, Timothy; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 18 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.

Ramer.- Roy Lamar, 87, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 31, 2010. Spouse: Gloria Lucille Shank Ramer (deceased). Parents: John and Goldie Wenger Ramer. Children: Mark, Tena Baker, Tammy Funderburk; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 6 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Roberts.- Naomi J. Yoder, 89, Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov. 30, 2010. Spouse: Roy C. Roberts (deceased). Parents: Samuel M. and Ruth Byler Yoder. Children: Sarah Holmes, Don, Rebecca Scott-Mitchell, Mark; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 2, 2011 at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Harrisonburg.

Ruth.- Mary Ella, 100, Souderton, Pa., died Dec. 20, 2010. Parents: Henry M. and Mary Grater Landes Ruth. Funeral: Dec. 27 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Schmucker.- Raymond, 92, Stryker, Ohio, died Dec. 13, 2010. Spouse: Evelyn Joy Lederman Schmucker. Parents: Arthur and Sylvia Burkholder Schmucker. Children: Jeanine Stuckey, Kendra Bernath, Kelly Schmucker; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 16 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker.

Spenler.- Helen Elizabeth, 94, Iowa City, Iowa, died Dec. 8, 2010. Parents: Chris C. and Anna Beller Spenler. Funeral: Dec. 13 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City.

Stucky.- Keith Leroy, 57, Austin, Texas, died Dec. 2, 2010, of pancreatic cancer. Parents: Howard and Mildred "Milly" Dick Stucky. Funeral: Dec. 27 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan.

Teichroew.- Emma Mary Harder, 101, Yankton, S.D., died Dec. 22, 2010. Spouse: Peter A. Teichroew (deceased). Parents: John B. and Maria Janzen Harder. Children: Harlan, Lowell, Charlotte, Allan; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 5 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, Minn.

Yoder.- Abigail Faith, 10, Pettisville, Ohio, died Dec. 12, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Parents: Douglas and Jennifer-Knight Yoder. Siblings: Stephanie Slye, Michelle Yoder, Kirstin Yoder, Tessa Yoder, Caleb, Micah, Douglas Andrew. Funeral: Dec. 20 at North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Yoder.- Jennifer Knight, 46, Pettisville, Ohio, died Dec. 11, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Spouse: Douglas Yoder. Parents: Daniel and Joyce Filer Knight. Children: Stephanie Slye, Michelle Yoder, Kirstin Yoder, Tessa Yoder, Caleb, Micah, Abigail Yoder, Douglas Andrew. Funeral: Dec. 20 at North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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