The Mennonite - January, 2013

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, January 2013, pages 47-49, Vol. 16, No. 1.

Beachy.- Miriam Weaver, 91, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 24, 2012. Spouse: John E. Beachy. Parents: Henry and Liza "Lizzie" Markley Weaver. Children: Cheryl Paulovich, Lynette Bauman, John Allen, Kenton; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 28 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Birky.- Arlene F. Hartman, 78, Wakarusa, Ind., died Nov. 30, 2012. Spouse: Marston Birky. Parents: Willis and Effie Loucks Hartman. Children: Dr. Duane Birky, Pamela Klotz, Patricia Birky; three grandchildren. Funeral: Dee. 5 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.

Bontrager.- David A., 97, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 2, 2012. Spouse: Ilva Beck Bontrager. Spouse: Mary Weaver Bontrager (deceased). Parents: Andrew and Fannie Bontrager. Children: Twila, Orval, Duane, Joan, Betty Jo, Kay, Bonnie. Funeral: Nov. 5 at East Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Brandt.- Eldon James, 84, Yankton, S.D., died Oct. 27. 2012. Spouse: Anny Neufeld Brandt. Parents: William P. and Lillian Bartell Brandt. Children: Bruce, Merle, Sidney; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 2 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Brubaker.- Raymond S., 82, Lancaster, Pa., died Nov. 4, 2012. Spouse: Ruth Brubaker. Parents: Levi and Anna Brubaker. Children: Ray, Cheryl Buser, Lucy Brubaker; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 8 at Erisman Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa.

Copsey.- James "Jim", 86, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 10, 2012. Spouse: Joan Gyllstrom Copsey (deceased). Parents: Jim and Olivia Copsey. Child: Lori Copsey; one grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 14 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Dirksen.- Melvin A., 81, Denver, Colo., died Nov. 2, 2012, of multiple myeloma cancer. Spouse: Arzella Nikkel Dirksen. Parents: Adolf N. and Martha Schmidt Dirksen. Children: Jim, Jan Williams, Suzanne Opp; six grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 10 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Enns.- Nick, 84, Altona, Manitoba, died July 25, 2012. Spouse: Trudy Enns. Parents: Isaac Enns and Agatha Peters. Children: Bob, Don, Gary, Paul. Mary Ann Friesen, Doug, Linda Dyck, Mark; 19 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 28 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Felton.- Rebecca "Becky" Beachy, 59, Quakertown, Pa., died Nov. 2, 2012, of cancer. Spouse: Jonathan" Jon" Felton. Parents: Vernon N. and Nora Miller Beachy. Children: Cody, Torey. Funeral: Nov. 11 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Perkasie, Pa.

Garber.- Maurice E., 92, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 2, 2012. Spouse: Elizabeth Miller Garber (deceased). Parents: Earl and Bertha Kauffman Garber. Children: Karen Troyer, Joan Gingerich, Gretchen Weaver, Craig Garber; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 8 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Hoeppner.- Henry, 91, Altona, Manitoba, died Aug. 19, 2012. Spouse: Anne Hoeppner (deceased). Parents: John I. Hoeppner and Anna Klippenstein. Children: Ben, Henry "Harry," Martha Penner, Esther Wiebe, Clarence. Funeral at Altona EMMC Church, burial in Neubergthal near Altona.

Holst.- Glada Kathleen Troyer, 89, Shipshewana, Ind., died Nov. 4, 2012. Spouse: Jack Holst (deceased). Parents: James and Nora Yoder Troyer. Funeral: Nov. 6 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.

Hostetler.- Marlene L. James, 78, Louisville, Ohio, died Oct. 13, 2012. Spouse: Leon Hostetler (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Betty King James. Children: Kelley Poyser, Shawna Keefe, Brent, Joel; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 17 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Hunsberger.- Harold D., 91, Telford, Pa., died Nov. 12, 2012. Spouse: Charlotte M. Hunsberger (deceased). Parents: Earl H. Hunsberger, Sr. and Estella Detweiler Hunsberger. Children: Mark, James, Sylvia Shelly, Lynette Marksberry; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Lambright.- Ruth Louise Miller, 88, LaGrange, Ind., died Nov. 17, 2012. Spouse: Harold Lambright (deceased). Parents: J. Elmer and Rosa Yoder Miller. Children: Birdena Bollenbacher, Karen Kotleba, Marcile Lindsey, Karl, Glendon, Marlin, Mary Lambright, Dennis, Merrit, Weldon; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 17 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.

Lehman.- Russell, 91, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 1, 2012. Spouse: Cleo Lucille Weldy Lehman (deceased). Parents: Charles and Bertha Holdeman Lehman. Children: Gloria Reynolds, Dean, Bruce; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 4 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Liechty.- Clifford D., 86, Grabill. Ind., died Oct. 23, 2012. Spouse: Betty Rupp
Liechty (deceased). Parents: Peter A. and Martha Yoder Liechty. Children: Jon, Jim, Jerry, Joy Yoder; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.

Livengood.- Willard H., 93, Springs, Pa., died Nov. 20, 2012. Spouse: Alvina Miller Livengood. Parents: Homer H. and Effie King Livengood. Children: Terry, Kenneth; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 24 at Springs Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Ruth Marie Gingerich, 91, Wellman, Iowa, died Nov. 18, 2012. Spouse: D. Max Miller. Parents: Chris and Matilda Swartzendruber Gingerich. Child: Rex. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Wellman Mennonite Church.

Reese.- William Edward, 81, Louisville, Ohio, died Nov. 8, 2012. Spouse: June Henkelmann Reese. Parents: John and Mary Margaret Hunt Reese. Children: David, Janet Hopkins; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, Louisville.

Schmidt.- Kathleen "Kathy" Sue, 67, Goessel, Kan., died Nov. 12, 2012. Parents: Rudolf" Rudy" and Luella Funk Schmidt. Funeral: Nov. 16 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Schrock.- Pauline L. Liechty, 93, Orrville, Ohio, died Aug. 29, 2012. Spouse: N. Wilmer Schrock (deceased). Parents: John and Cora Berkey Liechty. Children: Tim, J. Thomas, P. David, Joanna Swartley; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 1 at Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.

Seaman.- Paul Landis, 85, Harleysville, Pa., died Nov. 2, 2012. Spouse: Doris Delp Seaman. Parents: William and Susan Landis Seaman. Children: Paul, Jr., Diane Allebach, Dennis; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 6 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.

Seese.- Adrian Armand, 60, Jenner Township, Pa., died Oct. 3, 2012, of leiomyosarcoma. Parents: Dale Bernard Seese and Allegra May Hironimus Seese. Funeral: Oct. 6 at Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, Davidsville, Pa.

Short.- Marjorie M. Rupp, 94, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 6, 2012. Spouse: Oakley Short (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Amanda Wyse Rupp. Children: Rex, Jane Burkholder, Jerry; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 9 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Springer.- Betty Weber, 95, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 11, 2012. Spouse: Nelson Springer (deceased). Parents: Henry S. and Mary Ann Burkholder Weber. Children: Ken, Beth Farrand, Joe, Tina; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 3 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Swartzendruber.- Kathleen Jeanette Yoder, 86, Kalona, Iowa, died Nov. 8, 2012. Spouse: Dale Swartzendruber. Parents: Ray A. and Kathryn Pearl Miller Yoder. Children: Karl, Myra Tierney, John, David; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 11 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona.

Swartzendruber.- Leon W., 84, Pigeon, Mich., died Nov. 4, 2012. Spouse: Edith Ruby Swartzendruber. Parent:;: David and Ellen Weidman Swartzendruber. Children:
Ronald, Evelyn Weir, Roger; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 10 at Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, Pigeon.

Weaver.- Anna Martha Yoder, 80, Scottdale, Pa., died Oct. 30, 2012. Spouse:
Herbert Weaver. Parents: Levi and Hettie Anna Harshbarger Yoder. Children: Kenneth Alan, Neal, Susan Leighty; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 10 at Scottdale Mennonite Church.

Winter.- Dalina K., 40, Willow Street, Pa., died Nov. 2, 2012, of cancer. Parents: Warren C. and Jean L. Unruh Winter. Funeral: Nov. 10 at The New Danville Campus of Lancaster Mennonite School, Lancaster, Pa.

Yoder.- Willis E., 89, Arthur, Ill., died Oct. 10, 2012. Spouse: Katie Blucker Yoder (deceased). Parents: Eli D. and Katie Ann Mast Yoder. Children: Judy Jones, Gary; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 13 at Arthur Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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