The Mennonite - January 2012

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, January 2012, pages 48-49, Vol. 15, No.1.

Alderfer.- Levi C., 87, Telford, Pa., died Nov. 16, 2011, of bladder cancer, Spouse: Arlene H. Musselman Alderfer. Parents: Levi L. and Edna D. Clemmer Alderfer. Children: Nancy Leatherman, John, Ruth Bower; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford.

Anders.- Earl M., 99, Souderton, Pa., died Nov. 6, 2011. Spouse: Mary B. Nyce Anders (deceased). Parents: Menno and Lizzie Moyer Anders. Children: Betty Kratz, Donald, Earl Jr., Aldine Frankenfield, Rebecca Derstine; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 13 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton.

Baker.- Anna Mae Moyer, 93, Elkhart, Ind., died Nov. 6, 2011. Spouse: Robert J. Baker (deceased). Parents: William Culp Moyer and Lizzie Miller Moyer. Children: Nancy Baker, Rebecca Hoyt, Douglas Baker, Solly Walker, Timothy Baker; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart.

Birky-Van Ausdal.- Beverly L. Klukas, 80, Kouts, Ind., died Oct. 31, 2011. Spouse: Rolan E. Van Ausdal. Spouse: LeRoy Andrew Birky (deceased). Parents: Albert and Laura Ebert Klukas. Children: James Roy Birky, Gary Lee Birky, Janelle Kirby, Colleen Sue Birky; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Step-children: Rodney Van Ausdal, Lori Kerns, Mark Van Ausdal, Jay Van Ausdal; 11 step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 4 at Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts.

Cullar.- Harold Eugene, 83, North Lima, Ohio, died Nov. 22, 2011. Harold was an active member of Midway Mennonite Church, in Columbiana, Ohio, his entire life. He held the leadership position of Congregational Chair and was active in the Ohio Mennonite Conference. Laurelville Mennonite Church Camp in Mount Pleasant, Pa., benefited from his involvement. He was an ardent supporter of MEDA, Mennonite Economic Development Association, which assists small enterprises in third world countries. Spouse: Louise Thomas Cullar. Parents: John and Rena Metzler Cullar. Children: Lynn Swartzendruber, Jan Talanoa, Kathy Holman, Kenneth; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 26 at Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana.

Gascho.- Delores Schweitzer, 88, Cairo, Neb., died Nov. 24, 2011. Spouse: Glen Gascho. Parents: Meno and Cassie Stutzman Schweitzer. Children: Barbara Loy, Jim, Kathy Anderson, Dave, Glenda Beckler, Ginny Landers; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 24 at First Baptist Church, Cairo.

Gingerich.- Wayne Walter, 80, Portland, Ore., died Nov. 22, 2011. Spouse: Vicki Meyer Gingerich. Spouse: Ida Louise Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Walter and Alta Gingerich. Children: Keith, Janet Gingerich; three grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 3 at Portland Mennonite Church.

Hesed.- Larry Mann, 66, Newton, Kan., died Nov. 4, 2011, of complications from multiple myeloma cancer. Spouse: Laurie Wilson Hesed. Parents: Clifford Emerson Mann and Helen Catherine Ebersole Mann. Children: Joel Hesed, Kyle Miller Hesed, Kezia Ramey. Funeral: Nov. 7 at Bergthal Mennonite Church, Pawnee Rock, Kan.

Hoeflich.- Charles H., 97, Bedminster, Pa., died Nov. 28, 2011. Parents: Llewellyn and Mary Ann Hoeflich. Funeral: Dec. 6 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Perkasie, Pa.

Kuehn.- Peter, 91, O'Fallon, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2011. Spouse: Emma Bartel Kuehn (deceased). Parents: Peter and Augusta Zimmerman Kuehn. Children: Erick, Karl; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 3 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

Lehman.- E. Grace Kauffman, 85, Lancaster, Pa., and Thomas Mills, Pa., died Nov. 10, 2011. Spouse: Ernest W. Lehman (deceased). Parents: Mast and Beulah Mast Kauffman. Children: Lois Snader, Mary Witmer, Deborah Howard, Joel, Jonathan; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Thomas Mennonite Church, Hollsopple, Pa.

Metzler.- Laura A., 96, Columbiana, Ohio, died Dec. 8, 2011. Parents: Harvey A. and Edith Rickert Metzler. Miss Metzler was a 1932 graduate of North Lima High School where she was valedictorian. She led a life of dedication to her church and service to others through her work with missions both home and abroad. She served as a secretary for over 20 years at the Bethany Christian High School of Goshen, Ind., retiring in 1980. She was a member of the North Lima Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 11 at North Lima Mennonite Church, North Lima, Ohio.

Miller.- Andrew A., 89, Mashulaville, Miss., died Nov. 20, 2011. Spouse: Sara Fry Miller (deceased). Parents: Andy S. and Lydia Beachy Miller. Children: Larry, Kenneth. Funeral: Nov. 26 at Mashulaville Dormitory.

Nolt.- Irene E. Eby, 89, Manheim, Pa., died Oct. 7, 2011. Spouse: Miles O. Nolt (deceased). Parents: Eli and Mary Winey Eby. Children: Fay E. Landis, Glenn E., Clair E., Dale E.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 13 at Erisman Mennonite Church, Manheim.

Rohrer.- Maybelle Neuhouser, 90, Bradenton, Fla., died Nov. 14, 2011, of injuries sustained in a fall. Spouse: Herman Rohrer. Children: Douglas, Pam Crawford; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 22 at Bayshore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla.

Rupp.- Doris M. Wyse, 88, Wauseon, Ohio, died Nov. 19, 2011. Spouse: Donald R. Rupp (deceased). Parents: Freeman and Ida Seiler Wyse. Children: Jerry, Peggy Wysong, Michael, Mary Nyberg, Susan Rupp, Cathy Rupp; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 22 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon.

Schrock.- Ada Frey, 88, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 24, 2011. Spouse: Joe Schrock (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Anna Rupp Frey. Children: Joe, Tom, Norma Hershberger, Ann Mooney, Doug; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 29 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

Wiley.- Alton "A.J." J., 70, Springs, Pa., died Dec. 2, 2011. Spouse: Phoebe Beachy Wiley. Parents: Viett E. and Martha Killius Wiley. Children: Melody Hetrick, James, Debra Baer; three grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Springs Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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