The Mennonite - May 2012

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, May 2012, pages 47-49, Vol. 15, No. 5.


Bauman.- Ruth B., 88, Goshen, Ind., died March 23. Parents: Norman, Sr., and Ella Shoup Bauman. Memorial service: March 31 at Faith Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Bertsche.- Paul E., 83, Flanagan, Ill., died Feb. 7. Spouse: June Miller Bertsche. Parents: Arthur John and Emma Eymann Bertsche. Children: Steve, Dale, Larry, Janice Young, Julie May; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 10 at Prairieview Mennonite Church, Flanagan.

Cordell.- Glenn A., 92, Chambersburg, Pa., died March 26. Spouse: Mary Appleby Cordell. Parents: Herbert and Mazie Clever Cordell. Children: Glenn R., Leonard A.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 31 at Marion Mennonite Church, Chambersburg.

Crossgrove.- Mary L., 88, Leo, Ind., died March 20, of cancer. Spouse: Orvil J. Crossgrove (deceased). Children: Judy Schwartz, Betty Graber, Larry, Gary, David; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren. Funeral: March 24 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo.

Derstine.- Edna N. Freed, 89, Telford, Pa., died March 8. Spouse: Stayton B. Derstine (deceased). Parents: John G. and Anne Freed. Child: Nancy McCahan; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.

Eichelberger.- Calvin John, 85, Wayland, Iowa, March 1. Spouse: Anna Driver Eichelberger. Spouse: Betty Johnston Eichelberger (deceased). Parents: William and Katie Graber Eichelberger. Children: Dave, Don, Bruce, Joe, Jan Hochstetler; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 6 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland.

Gehman.- Carol R., 66, Strasburg, Pa., died Feb. 20, of cancer. Parents: Aaron Weber Gehman and Florence I. Baker Gehman. Funeral: Feb. 23 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.

Graber.- James E., 69, Stryker, Ohio, died Feb. 24. Spouse: Gloria Grey Graber. Parents: Clarence and Wilma Yoder Graber. Children: Shane, Christopher, Shauna Rasor; three grandchildren. Funeral: March 1 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker.

Hamsher.- Kathryn M. Lehman, 94, Orrville, Ohio, died March 19, following a brief illness. Spouse: Dallas Hamsher (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Sarah Moser Lehman. Children: Kathleen Hess, Keith; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 24 at Orrville Mennonite Church.

Harder.- Bessie Mae Zimmerly, 86, Mountain Lake, Minn., died March 25, of cancer. Spouse: Jacob A. Dick. Spouse: Albert M. Harder (deceased). Parents: Edwin P. and Mary Bixler Zimmerly. Children: Rebecca Aum, Rachel Diener, David, Maryann Harder, Wilma Harder; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Step-children: Mary Harder, Norman Dick, Marlin, Erin; eight step-grandchildren. Funeral: March 31 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.

Hershberger.- Delwyn "Del" Lynn, 54, Kalona, Iowa, died March 14. Spouse: Jane Yoder Hershberger. Parents: John D. and Alma Miller Hershberger. Children: Nicole Hershberger, Michael. Funeral: March 19 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Hess.- James Robert, 85, Lancaster, Pa., died Dec. 20, 2011. Spouse: Beatrice Hershberger Hess. Parents: Oliver and Verna Forry Hess. Children: J. Richard, Liz, Daniel, Gerald; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 28 at Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster.

Krehbiel.- Evelyn L. Nunemaker, 86, Bluffton, Ohio, died Feb. 22, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. She was born Sep. 17, 1925, in Danvers, Ill., to Harvey and Alma Ruth Ebersole Nunemaker. On Aug. 30, 1947, she married Howard E. Krehbiel and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1999. The daughter of a Mennonite minister, Evelyn attended school in Comins, Mich., and Tiskilwa, Ill., and graduated from high school in Donnellson, Iowa, in 1943. While in Donnellson, she met Howard. She worked for a time at the Schaeffer Pen Company in Ft. Madison, Iowa, before attending Bluffton College and graduating in 1948. Howard and Evelyn lived for a time in Chicago, and Zion, Ill., before moving to Niles, Mich., where their first child was born. Later they moved to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and then Austin, Texas, before returning to Bluffton in 1970. They designed and built their home there in 1972. Evelyn loved writing and was editor of the Central District Reporter, a publication of the Mennonite Church Central District, for 17 years. She and Howard also worked for many years in the Bluffton College Archives which Evelyn enjoyed because of her interest in genealogy. Evelyn enjoyed writing poetry, and was a member of a local writers' group. She was active in her church activities at First Mennonite in Bluffton, and loved beautiful things: art, music, and nature. She spent many enjoyable hours breeding daylilies, and shared many plants with others. Evelyn had many warm relationships with family and friends, and will be dearly missed. Survivors include two daughters, Annette Hilty of Bluffton, Connie (Bill) Nunemaker of Shevlin, Minn., two sons, Jon (Beth) Krehbiel of Nashville, Tenn., Steve (Galen) Krehbiel of Vancouver, British Columbia, 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and sister Mary Ann (Clarence) Kooker of Bluffton. Funeral services were held March 3 at the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Rev. Louise Wideman officiating, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.

Layman.- Evelyn Carr, 100, Harrisonburg, Va., died March 12. Spouse: Carl A. Layman (deceased). Parents: Solomon and Peachie Montoney Carr. Child: C. Sheldon; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Lehman.- Marion A., 97, Goshen, Ind., died March 16. Spouse: Frances E. Schnell Lehman (deceased). Parents: Jacob P. and Sarah Moser Lehman. Children: Kermit, Rex, Eric; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 22 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Leichty.- Clarence Nicholas, 89, Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 25, of discitis. Spouse: Wilma Evelyn Ewert Leichty. Parents: Nicholas and Magdalena Maurer Leichty. Children: Paul, Bruce, Cheryl Blaum; five grandchildren. Funeral: March 4 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Miller.- Dorothea Elizabeth Messick, 92, Sarasota, Fla., died March 13. Spouse: W. Ray Miller. Parents: Harry and Lillian Messick. Children: Gail, Cheryl Eash, Barbara Miller; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Bayshore Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Miller.- Edna Mae Wittmer, 86, Hartville, Ohio, died Feb. 20. Spouse: Mahlon Miller. Parents: Henry and Elizabeth Wittmer. Children: Dorothy Schrock, Eugene, Elton, Gaylord, Sheryl Weaver, Myron; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 24 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville.

Miller.- Marie Peters, 90, Elkhart, Ind., died March 15. Spouse: Vic Miller. Parents: Dietrich and Helena Friesen Peters. Children: Carol Miller Histand, Vici Vogel, Terry; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 23 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart.

Miller.- Mary Catherine Stanton, 77, Springs, Pa., died March 17, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Spouse: Blaine Edward Miller. Parents: Melvin and Mabel Bittinger Stanton. Child: Mitchell James Miller. Funeral: March 24 at Newman's Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md.

Morningstar.- Dorothy Klopfenstein, 89, Goshen, Ind., died March 4. Spouse: Ora Morningstar (deceased). Parents: James and Mabel Eicher Klopfenstein. Children: Jennie Kaufman, Allen, Timothy; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Nafziger.- Doris Holaway, 82, Archbold, Ohio, died March 10 of cancer. Spouse: Glen Nafziger. Parents: Clarence Jesse and Ella Mullett Holaway. Children: Greg, Mark, Maribeth Nyce, Sue Paden, Laura Hoag, Matthew; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 13 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Reeser.- Ruth Bixler, 80, Albany, Ore., died March 11. Spouse: Clarence Reeser. Parents: A. Dale and Celesta Smucker Bixler. Children: Regina Bumstead, W. Dale, Gerald Lee, Emily Jo Riesser, Gregory Allen; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 18 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Reimer.- Clara Franz, 84, North Newton, Kan., died Feb. 19, of a stroke. Spouse: Walter Reimer. Parents: Julius and Agatha Dyck Franz. Children: Greg, Roger; four grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Menno Mennonite Church, Ritzville, Wash.

Schmell.- Jean N. Moyer, 89, Souderton, Pa., died March 3. Spouse: Wilmer Landis Schmell (deceased). Parents: William Anglemoyer Moyer and Blanche Nase Moyer. Children: Judith, Mary Jane, Michael Han; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 3 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Schmucker.- Cleo D., 83, Louisville, Ohio, died Feb. 28. Spouse: Eunice Mellinger Schmucker. Children: Cathy Taylor, Marla Schmucker; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 24 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Schrock.- Mary Cross, 83, Elkhart, Ind., died March 7. Spouse: Jonas D. Schrock (deceased). Parents: Enos and Mattie Cross Yoder. Children: Maxine J. Kurt, Virginia J. Forgey, Kerm G., Ken G., Karl G.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 15 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Shank.- Odela Elizabeth Sutter, 89, Dixon, Ill., and Goshen, Ind., died March 21. Spouse: Raymond L. Shank (deceased). Parents: Lawrence and Sarah Birkey Sutter. Children: Lorraine Borntrager, Wanda Bouwman, Galen, Leon, Marlin. Funeral: March 24 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling, Ill.

Short.- James E., 61, Goshen, Ind., died March 4. Spouse: Mary Jo Hartzler Short. Parents: Elden and Erma Holsopple Short. Children: Kelly Muhonen, Bran*, Elisabeth. Funeral: March 11 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
*Note: It is Brian not Bran.

Stalter.- Milo Dean, 97, Goshen, Ind., died March 23. Spouse: Lois Wingard Stalter (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Alice Miller Stalter. Children: Sandra Gingerich, Linda Butti, Carl; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 27 atThe Meetinghouse at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.

Stauffer.- Grace Metzler, 97, Lititz, Pa., died March 22. Spouse: Elam W. Stauffer (deceased). Parents: Harvey and Katie Metzler. Children: Philip, Kenneth, Bruce; three grandchildren. Funeral: March 31 at West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, Lititz.

Stucky.- Bernice Albrecht, 84, Marion, S.D., died Feb. 29. Spouse: Weldon Stucky (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Adina Kaufman Albrecht. Children: Jerry, Julie Moen, Kay Shunk, Jodi Baumgarn, Brian; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 5 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Waltner.- Ken Darwood, 59, Freeman, S.D., died Feb. 17 of brain cancer. Spouse: Cindy Wollman Waltner. Parents: Gene and Joyce Kaufman Waltner. Children: Brett, Jenna; one grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 21 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Weaver.- Ruth Louise Hartman, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 2. Spouse: Elwood D. Weaver. Parents: Lewis Samuel and Grace LaRue Good Hartman. Children: Jerry, Kenny, Diane Yoder, Susan Eshleman; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 7 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Yoder.- Fay Marie Wenger, 93, Wakarusa, Ind., died Feb. 20. Spouse: Merrill J. Yoder. Parents: Charles and Goldie Weldy Wenger. Children: Louise Leach, Roger, Dennis, James, Faye Hackman; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 25 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Yoder.- Theodore "Theo" Brian, 22, Kalona, Iowa, died April 12 following an intermittent twelve-year battle with various cancers. Parents: Brian and Lynn Miller Yoder. Siblings: Josh, Rex. Funeral: April 16 at Iowa Mennonite School Celebration Hall, Kalona.

Yost.- Lyle Edgar, 99, Hesston, Kan., died April 5. Spouse: Erma M. Martin Yost. Parents: Joseph and Edith Alma Hensley Yost. Children: Byron, Winston, Susan Yost, Cameron, Necia Ann Yost; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 11 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

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