The Mennonite - November, 2013

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, November 2013, pages 48-49, Vol. 16, No. 11.


Alderfer.- Helen Wade, 94, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 5. Spouse: Edwin Stover Alderfer (deceased). Parents: Clark and Mary Graber Conrad Wade. Children: Ann Alderfer Kauffman, Faith Alderfer Summer, Mary Alderfer Snyder, Amy Alderfer Bell, Eric; four grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 12 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Brubaker.- Maurice S., 77, State College, Pa., died Aug. 9. Spouse: Carolyn Horst Brubaker. Parents: Adin and Huldah Brubaker. Children: Cynthia J. Brubaker, Rodney; two grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 24 at University Mennonite Church, State College.

Critchfield.- Earla Jean Frey, 84, Hesston, Kan., died Sept. 17. Spouse: Hershel Critchfield (deceased). Spouse: Richard L. Schmidt (deceased). Parents: Edward and Augusta Neufeld Frey. Children: Robert Schmidt, Darrell Schmidt, Norman Critchfield; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 21 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Frey.- James J., 86, Pettisville, Ohio, died Oct. 6. Spouse: Emagene "Jean" Short Frey (deceased). Parents: Harvey and Bertha Short Frey. Children: Bernard "Barney," Ken, Becky Peabody, Charles, Janet Frey; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 10 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Godshall.- Eva L. Halteman, 91, Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 17. Spouse: Ernie D. Godshall. Parents: Melvin and Laura Halteman. Children: Ernie, Jr., Kenny, Ronald, Sandy; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 20 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Hamm.- Andy, 77, Altona, Manitoba, died Sept. 1. Spouse: Margaret Hamm. Parents:
Andreas and Margaret Hamm. Children: Jim, Nancy; four grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 7 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Hess.- John David, 92, Lancaster, Pa., died June 25, of kidney failure. Spouse:
Arlene H. Metzler Hess. Parents: Harry G. and Mary Buckwalter Hess. Children:
Susan Guengerich, Jean Horst, Fred; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Landis Valley Christian Fellowship, Lancaster.

Hiebert.- Leroy Vernon, 80, Elbing, Kan., died Aug. 14, following complication of a heart procedure and car accident. Parents: Gustav H. and Maria A. Buller Hiebert. Sisters: Lorena and Pete Klaassen, Elda Ruth Hiebert; five nephews. Memorial service: Aug. 20 at Zion Mennonite Church, Elbing.

Hooley.- Almeda Troyer, 91, West Liberty, Ohio, died April 20. Spouse: Dr. Paul E. Hooley. Parents: Martin and Katie Troyer. Children: Steve, Barbara Hooley, Joyce Hooley-Gingrich, Ron, Mary Louise Hooley Carlisle; eight grandchildren. Memorial service: May 4 at Jennings Farley Funeral Home, West Liberty.

Keeler.- Thelma Pearl Freed, 86, Telford, Pa., died Sept. 8. Spouse: Alvin W. Keeler (deceased). Parents: Clarence and Alma Gehman Freed. Children: Terry L., Timothy S.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford.

Kurtz.- Vera N. Yoder, 94, Plain City, Ohio, and Smithville, Ohio, died July 21 of a stroke. Spouse: Irvin C. Kurtz (deceased). Parents: Alpheus and Elnora Horst Yoder. Children: Pearl Sommers, Marvin, James, Nancy Yoder; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 25 at Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.

Klassen.- Harold G., 82, Hesston, Kan., died Sept. 17. Spouse: Joanne Elizabeth Nikkel Klassen. Parents: Gustav and Martha Nickel Klassen. Children: Thomas, Bruce; two grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 21 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Lantz.- Mary Jane Blough, 93, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 6. Spouse: M. Clifford Lantz (deceased). Parents: Henry D. and Salome Stutzman Blough. Children: Susan Jane Lantz, Catherine Ellen Miller, Nancy Ann Eggers, Stephen Morell Lantz, John Thomas Lantz, David Blough Lantz; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 9 in Goshen.

Mast.- Elmer A., 92, Gordonville, Pa., died Aug. 21 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Barbara Stoltzfus Mast. Parents: Amos K. and Fannie Kennel Mast. Children: Linda Semke, Clair, Shirley Mast, Dorothy Richer, Elvin; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 26 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, Pa.

Mathys.- Arthur Lewis, 93, Castorland, N.Y., died Oct. 3. Spouse: Mary Ella Lehman Mathys. Parents: John and Barbara Martin Mathys. Children: Stanley, Judy Hodkinson, Linda Deveines; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 8 at Adirondack Funeral Home, Groghan, N.Y.

Miller.- Grace Metzler, 102, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 9 of pneumonia. Spouse: Paul N. Miller (deceased). Parents: Isaac K. and Laura Durr Metzler. Children: Carl, Edwin, Helen Lampan; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be scheduled in Harrisonburg at a later date.

Moser.- A. John, 80, Bluffton, Ohio, died Sept. 13. Spouse: Mary Anne Bertsche Moser. Parents: Ezra and Lena Boehr Moser. Children: David, Karen Lee, Mark, Chris; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 21 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Moyer.- Jodelle "Jody" Detweiler, 67, Sellersville, Pa., died Sept. 28. Spouse: R. Bruce Moyer. Parents: Samuel M. and Bertha Labs Detweiler. Children: Cheramie Lutz, Caleb; five grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Rutt.- Helen Althouse, 82, Landisville, Pa., died Sept. 13. Spouse: Clarence Rutt. Parents: Wilmer B. and Martha Histand Althouse. Children: Carol Jeanne Landis, Sue Glick, Richard, J. Steven; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17 at Landisville Mennonite Church.

Stutzman.- Paul E., 80, Wood River, Neb., died Aug. 28. Spouse: Dorothy Stutzman. Parents: Clarence D. and Ethel Jantzi Stutzman. Children: Allan, Michael, Bradley, Lori Kennel; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31 at Wood River Mennonite Church.

Thiessen.- Albert D., 90, Butterfield, Minn., died Oct. 7. Spouse: Matilda J. Duerksen Thiessen (deceased). Parents: David H. and Elizabeth J. Harder Thiessen. Children: Ivan, Darwin, Lauren Thiessen; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 12 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, Minn.

Waltner.- Martha Fast, 92, Freeman, S.D., died Sept. 4. Spouse: Homer E. Waltner (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Aganetha Unruh Fast. Children: Everett, Geraldine Butkus, Isaac; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 9 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Wogoman.- Edith J. Klopfenstein, 84, Wakarusa, Ind., died Aug. 28. Spouse: Kenneth L. Wogomon (deceased). Parents: James and Mabel Eicher Klopfenstein. Children: Joan Beck, Martha Ramer, Denny, Don; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Yoder.- Jay Warren, 94, West Liberty, Ohio, died Aug. 9 following a stroke. Spouse: Ruth Weber Yoder. Parents: Dan C. and Maude Allgyer Yoder. Children: Edward, Keith, Karl; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 24 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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