The Mennonite - February 2012

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, February 2012, pages 48-49, Vol. 15, No. 2.

Ayers.- Ruth L. Amstutz, 92, Bluffton, Ohio, died Sept. 25, 2011. Spouse: Wilbur Ayers (deceased). Parents: Ezra and Etta Davidson Amstutz. Children: Keith, Marilyn Beerman, John; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Oct. 1 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Bachman.- Elda May Long, 95, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 11, 2011. Spouse: Harold Rufus Bachman. Parents: C. Norman and Bertha Landis Long. Children: Stanley, Walter, H. Sherwin; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 17 at the Meetinghouse at Greencroft, Goshen.

Berkshire.- Zona Marie Thomas, 85, Harrisonburg, Va., died Dec. 23, 2011. Spouse: W. Glen Berkshire. Parents: Jacob Earl and Barbara Yoder Thomas. Children: W. Allen, Glenda Strong, Denise Sauder; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 29 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Ebersole.- Myron Lester, 86, Lancaster, Pa., died Dec. 8, 2011. Spouse: Geraldine Ann Hartman Ebersole. Parents: Lester R. and Mamie Martin Ebersole. Children: Susan Elaine Ebersole, Jon Michael; four grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 17 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.

Eby.- Naomi Lois Buskirk, 91, Harbor Springs, Mich., died Dec. 18, 2011. Spouse: John S. Eby (deceased). Parents: Royal A. and Sarah Martin Buskirk. Children: Elton, Maurice, Miriam Smith, Margaret Nolt, John M.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 21 at Brutus Mennonite Church, Brutus, Mich.

Falb.- George, 92, Dalton, Ohio, died Dec. 21, 2011. Spouse: Priscilla Miller Falb (deceased). Parents: David and Martha Brumgartner Falb. Children: Rosemary Rupp, Rebecca Oyer, Timothy, Ronald; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 26 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio.

Glanzer.- Anna F. Mandel, 94, Freeman, S.D., died Dec. 23, 2011. Spouse: Eli D. Glanzer (deceased). Children: Sharon Hiebner, Ellen Pederson; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 28 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Landes, Florence Hunsberger Rittenhouse, 87, Lansdale, Pa., died Dec. 1, 2011. Spouse: William W. Landes (deceased). Spouse: Herbert M. Rittenhouse (deceased). Parents: William and Florence Stauffer Hunsberger. Children: W. Herbert Rittenhouse, Gerald Rittenhouse, R. Thomas Rittenhouse, Tim Rittenhouse, Jane Kratz, Gail Horning, John David Rittenhouse; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Step-children: Darlene Hartzell, Leslie Landes, Dennis Landes, Ivan Landes, Janie Landes, William Gary Landes. Funeral: Dec. 10 at Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa.

Lehman.- Dr. Earl W., 89, Bluffton, Ohio, died Sept. 24, 2011. Spouse: Edith Stuckey Lehman (deceased). Parents: Albert and Pauline Zimmerly Lehman. Children: Gene, James, Judith Lehman, Kerrie Sprunger; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Oct. 7 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Miller.- John Edward, 75, Louisville, Ohio, died Dec. 12, 2011. Spouse: Patricia Miller. Parents: John J. and Orpha Yoder Miller. Children: Karla Hammen, J. Kevin, Derrick, Todd, Collin, John, Jr.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 20 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Miller.- Kaitlyn Grace, Kalona, Iowa, was stillborn on Dec. 9, 2011. Parents: Ledru and Annette Yoder Miller. Sibling: Addison Miller. Funeral: Dec. 17 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.

Miller.- Orus E., 90, Hartville, Ohio, died Nov. 27, 2011. Spouse: Katie Ann Frey Miller (deceased). Parents: Enos and Mary Yoder Miller. Children: Mary Margaret Miller, Miriam Miller, Eugene, Ellen Meyers, Shirley Violanti; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville.

Nafziger.- Mary Katherine, 86, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 8, 2011. Parents: John M. and Anna Litwiller Nafziger. Funeral: Dec. 12 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Richard.- Willard Paul, 88, Aberdeen, Idaho, died Dec. 15, 2011, of complication due to a broken hip. Spouse: Ruth Ellen VanDorien Richard. Children: Bonnie McDermid, Connie Friesen, Debbie Tobias, John, Ron; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 20 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.

Roth.- Max Wayne, 82, Laguna Woods, Calif., and Wayland, Iowa, died Dec. 6, 2011, of progressive heart condition. Spouse: Berniece Graber Roth. Parents: Clarence Bud and Mabel Meyer Roth. Children: Duane, Theodore, Gordon, Byron, Courtney; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 11 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland.

Ruth.- Paul Landis, 91, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 2, 2011. Spouse: Marjorie Wienss Ruth. Parents: Arthur D. and Florence Landis Ruth. Children: Janet Ruth, Rita Rupp, Douglas, Michael; six grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Schrag.- Clarice Waltner, 98, Freeman, S.D., died Nov. 21, 2011. Spouse: Elmer Schrag (deceased). Children: Phyllis Bovill, Renee Hartman, Ken, Rita Hicks; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 29 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Schwabbauer.- Ivan Arthur,75, Carolville, Iowa, died Nov. 26, 2011, of ALS (Lou Gerig's disease). Spouse: Marian Histand Troyer Schwabbauer. Parents: Arthur and Mildred Crosby Schwabbauer. Children: Debra Schwabbauer, Diane Spicer, Donald, Margaret Yoder, Rebecca Walker; 12 grandchildren. Memorial service: Dec. 16 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Iowa

Stoltzfus.- Miriam A. Yoder, 72, Lewisburg, Pa., died Dec. 16, 2011. Spouse: Elam R. Stoltzfus, M.D. Parents: Samuel S. and Esther Kolb Yoder. Children: Michael, Gerald, Daniel, Leticia Gehman, Krista Moser; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson. Funeral: Dec. 21 at Buffalo Mennonite Church, Lewisburg.

Stutzman.- Bernice Hostetler, 87, Louisville, Ohio, died Dec. 13, 2011. Spouse: Vernon Stutzman. Parents: Aaron and Kathryn Schmucker Hostetler. Children: Carol Tournoux, Janine Henderson, Judy Stutzman, Ed, Galen, Ron; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 17 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Swartley.- Renee B. Burkholder, 56, Perkasie, Pa., died of cancer Aug:26, 2011. Spouse: Philip Wayne Swartley. Parents: Paul G. and Miriam Thomas Burkholder. Children: Heather Renee Swartley, Erin Swartley Alletag, Amber Nicole Swartley; three grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31 at Blooming Glen Mennonite, Perkasie.

Troyer.- Arlene Stoltzfus, 89, Milford, Neb., died Dec. 22, 2011. Spouse: Orve J. Troyer (deceased). Parents: Paul and Cora Smoker Stoltzfus. Foster sons: Steve Kepford, Brian Utter; five foster grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 29 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.

White, Amy Leona Martin, 98, Wellman, Iowa, died Dec. 18, 2011. Spouse: Glen White (deceased). Parents: Edward and Barbara Yoder Martin. Children: Crystal Tschantz, Cynthia Schlabaugh, Martin; one grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 21 at Powell Funeral Home, Wellman.

Yancey.- Edward C., 95, Lowville, N.Y., died Dec. 12, 2011. Spouse: Bertha E. Beyer Yancey (deceased). Parents: Edward E. and Rosella Zehr Yancey. Children: Carolyn Malone, Virginia Lyndaker, Herbert, Edward, Theodore, Timothy, Gordon, John; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 15 at Lowville Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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