The Mennonite - October 2012

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, October 2012, pages 48-49, Vol. 15, No. 10.


Bender.- Vida Hazel Kretchman, 91, Springs, Pa., died Aug. 20. Spouse: Byard Bender. Parents: Harry and Harriet Haselbarth Kretchman. Children: David, Beckie, Janet Bender, Nancy Stueber, Don, Jim; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 23 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs.

Christner.- Martha P. Leichty, 83, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 9. Spouse: Levi Christner (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Clara Harshberger Leichty. Children: James, George, Mary Letherman, Bonnie Christner, Carol Hooley; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Clapper.- Gary S., 69, Red Lion, Pa., died Aug. 10. Spouse: Marian S. Ebersole Clapper. Parents: Joseph F. and Flo I. Ebersole Clapper. Children: Heather Trudel, Mark, David; six grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 14 at Forest Hill Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Godshall.- Ray Willard, 79, Lansdale, Pa., died Aug. 23, of cancer. Spouse: Phyllis E. Koder Godshall. Parents: Willard and Esther Moyer Godshall. Children: Brian, Christina Wrubleski, Caroline Miller; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 23 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Gross.- Emma Walter, 92, Freeman, S.D., died Aug. 4. Spouse: Joe A. Gross (deceased). Parents: Jacob F. and Sarah Hofer Walter. Children: Nancy Weber, Sherwin; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 8 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Hershberger.- Neva Lou Jantz, 85, Wellman, Iowa, died Aug. 8. Spouse: Bernard M. Hershberger (deceased). Parents: Ezra and Ruth Hawkey Jantz. Children: Bernard J., Gloria Hershberger, Rita Trimpe; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 1 at Powell Funeral Home, Wellman.

Hostetler.- Marvin Dean, 56, West Des Moines, Iowa, died Aug. 8. Spouse: Donnita Payne Hostetler. Parents: Samuel and Dorothy Hostetler. Children: Rachel Sterling, Josh; one grandson. Funeral: Aug. 11 at Westover Funeral Home, Urbandale, Iowa.

Johns.- Galen Ira, 92, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 5, of cancer. Spouse: Areta Graber Lehman Johns. Spouse: Edith Mae Hoover Johns (deceased). Parents: Ira Samuel and Elizabeth Rickert Johns. Children: Jeanette Johns, Steven, Lois Kaufmann, Loren, Lin, Joe Alan, Rachel Nanlee; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Kleinsasser.- Michael Burnell, 58, Bridgewater, S.D., died Aug. 22. Parents: Amos J. and Kathryn Hofer Kleinsasser. Funeral: Aug. 25 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Martin.- Elizabeth Sauder, 102, New Holland, Pa., died May 31, of cancer. Spouse: Daniel Hoover Martin (deceased). Parents: Peter Eaby Sauder and Ida Emma Martin Sauder. Children: Mary Zehr, Luke, Aaron, Raymond, Robert, Earl, Grace Dickerson; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 5 at Garden Spot Village Chapel, New Holland, Pa.

Maust.- Elmer R., 90, Pigeon, Mich., died Aug. 9. Spouse: Marie Overholt Maust (death). Parents: Earl and Idella Overholt Maust. Children: Wendel D., Marge A. Maust, Marvin D., Faye D. Hurren, Gale; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Pigeon River Mennonite Church, Pigeon.

Miller.- Mary Louise Witmer, 84, Estes Park, Colo., died Aug. 14. Spouse: James Miller (deceased). Children: Sherie Strong, Larry; one grandchild; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 19 at Christian Church of Estes Park, Colo.

Miller.- Merlin Robert, 83, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 31. Spouse: Sara Grace Hostetler Yoder Miller. Spouse: Leona Miller (deceased). Parents: Marvin E. and Katie Wenger Miller. Children: Darrell, Gerald, Dennis, Virgil, Joyce O'Bannon, Jeanette Miller, Lois Bontrager, Sandra Good; step-children: Christian Yoder, Carl Yoder, Tim Yoder, Katie Yoder Mast; 29 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 4 at Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, Chesapeake, Va.

Peachey.- Paul, 93, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 18, of cancer. Spouse: Ellen Elizabeth Shenk Peachey (deceased). Parents: Shem and Salome Bender Peachey. Children: Janet Peachey, Carl, George, James, Barbara Anne Pierkarski; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 26 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Penner.- Melroy Leo, 82, Mountain Lake, Minn., died Aug. 21. Parents: Peter Isaac and Anna A. Teichroew Penner. Parents: Aug. 25 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.

Shank.- Carl E., 89, North Lima, Ohio, died Aug. 4. Spouse: Olga Csorba Shank (deceased). Parents: Walter and Mabel Spiker Shank. Children: Jeffrey, Douglas; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 8 at North Lima Mennonite Church.

Snyder.- Dwane Monroe, 74, Williamsburg, Iowa, died Aug. 6. Spouse: Annie Irene Schlabach Snyder. Parents: Andrew Grant and Dora Alice Kempf Snyder. Children: Annie Irene Snyder, Larry Leon, Bernice Marie Marner, Beverly Irene Helmuth, Earl Dean, Neva Colleen Sperr; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 11 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.

Stoll.- Judith Ann Grabner, 64, South Bend, Ind., died June 17. Spouse: Herman "Jack" Stoll. Parents: Frank and Dorothy Fern Grabner. Children: Kim Porter, Kelly Tranberg, Kevin; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 21 at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend.

Stuckey.- Bill E., 80, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 2. Spouse: Valetta "Becky" Stuckey. Parents: Eli and Mary Nafziger Stuckey. Children: Kathy Nofziger, Douglas, Amy Stuckey; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Weaver.- Helen Esther Wiens, 82, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 18. Spouse: Samuel H. Weaver. Parents: David K. and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wiens Weaver*. Children: Michael, Matthew; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 22 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Posting note:* Mother was Elizabeth "Lizzie" Willems Wiens (Weaver should be omitted) - tlm

Wenger.- Harold, 93, Wayland, Iowa, died July 15. Spouse: Stella M. Roth Wenger (deceased). Parents: John R. and Katie A. Christner Wenger. Children: Alice Hsu, Richard, Joanne denBleyker, Lois Klopfenstein, Rodney, Marilyn Hershberger, Ruth Ann Brenneman, Gary; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 20 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland.

Yoder.- Elsie V., 91, Columbiana, Ohio, died July 15. Parents: William R. and Emma Horst Yoder. Funeral: July 31 at North Lima Mennonite Church, North Lima, Ohio.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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