The Mennonite - February 2014

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, February 2014, pages 48-49, Vol. 17, No. 2.


Aeschliman.- Merlin Eugene, 78, Albany, Ore., died Dec. 11, 2013, of lymphoma. Spouse: Kathleen Harley Aeschliman. Parents: John G. and Viola R. Aeschliman. Children: Beth Ann Beamer, Janette Wisseman, Jeffrey; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 3, at Albany Mennonite Church.

Amstutz.- Clifford Wayne, 85, Hesston, Kan., died Dec. 15, 2013. Spouse: Lois Blosser Amstutz. Parents: Paul and Esther Bixler Amstutz. Children: Wendell, Crystal Oster, C.Paul, Neil, Lynell "Nelly" Fine; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 23 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Blanchard.- Lorene Wedel, 89, Reedley, Calif., died Dec. 13, 2013. Spouse: Martin Blanchard (deceased). Children: John, William, Karen Blanchard Haney; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 20 at Reedley Cemetery.

Hershberger.- Randall J., 54, Wakarusa, Ind., died unexpectedly Nov. 8, 2013. Spouse: Marcia Schrock Hershberger. Parents: Kenneth and Virginia Hershberger. Children: Ellie, Abby. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.

Hershberger.- Rosa Stauffer, 75, Elkhart, Ind., died Nov. 30, 2013. Spouse: Winford G. Hershberger (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Anna Zehr Stauffer. Children: Marcella Hershberger, Kent; two grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 14 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart.

Kilheffer.- Mary Ellen Thomas, 86, Millersville, Pa., died Nov. 19, 2013. Spouse: John Henry Kilheffer (deceased). Parents: Christian and Ada Murry Thomas. Children: Dennis E., J. David, J. Edwin, Thomas L.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Willow Street Mennonite Church, Willow Street, Pa.

Krehbiel.- Corrine Gerber, 100, Reedley, Calif., died Nov. 23, 2013. Spouse: Arthur Krehbiel (deceased). Children: David, Lora Monge, Julie Ishiaru, Donna McBrien. Memorial service: Dec. 7 at Sierra View Retirement Homes, Reedley.

Marin.- Bertha Alice Fast, 86, Dinuba, Calif., died Nov. 17, 2013. Spouse: Eugene Marin (deceased). Parents: Bernard and Justina Fast. Children: Evan, David, Linda; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 26 at Dopkins Funeral Chapel, Dinuba.

Martin.- Dorothy Leona Troyer, 98, Kalona, Iowa, and Wellman, Iowa, died Dec. 17, 2013. Spouse: William E. Martin (deceased). Children: Bernita Boyts, Carol Bontrager, Gary, Cheryl Martin-Miller, Larry; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grand-children; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 20 at Wellman Mennonite Church.

Martin.- Valina, 95, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Aug. 15, 2013. Parents: Seranus and Blandina Martin. Funeral: Aug. 18 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ontario.

McCafferty.- Sandra Offenbacker, 64, Harrisonburg, Va., died Dec. 13, 2013. Spouse: Roger W. McCafferty. Parents: Malcolm J. and Thelma Ferrell Offenbacker. Memorial service: Dec. 17 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Metzler.- Margaret M. Blough, 98, Belleville, Pa., died Nov. 21, 2013. Spouse: Rodd D. Metzler (deceased). Parents: Elmer J. and Emma J. Speicher Blough. Children: Ralph, Marvin, Avonelle Peachey, Elmer, Lois Jane Lehman, Ross David, Ruth Kuhns, Rhoda Yoder, Shirley Yoder, James, Alvin Jay, Reba Jean Metzler; 33 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 25 at Allensville Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Moser, Donna D., 77, Lowville, N.Y., died Dec. 12, 2013. Parents: Jacob and Nina Lehman Moser. Funeral: Dec. 15 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Nofziger.- Berneda Wyse, 95, Archbold, Ohio, died Dec. 6, 2013. Spouse: Dale A. Nofziger (deceased). Parents: Harry and Sarah Wyse Wyse. Children: Lorry, Elaine Schnitkey, Nedra Fredrick, Helen Leu, Lynn; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 10 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Rheinheimer.- Irene Miller, 89, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 20, 2013. Spouse: Floyd L. Rheinheimer (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Mattie Yoder Miller. Children: Faye Gonzalez, Anita Yoder, Lowell, Roger, Douglas; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Schwindt.- Homer George, 94, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Oct. 22, 2013. Spouse: Sylvia Schwindt (deceased). Parents: Geirge and Marian Schwindt. Child: Larry; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ontario.

Spoonhour.- Mary Ellen Brindle, 86, Chambersburg, Pa., died Dec. 30, 2013. Spouse: Edgar Lloyd Spoonhour (deceased). Parents: Wilbur and Ruth David Brindle. Funeral: Jan. 4 at Marion Mennonite Church, Chambersburg.

Stamm.- Harold William, 96, Wauseon, Ohio, died Dec. 7, 2013, of pneumonia. Spouse: Vesta Miller Stamm (deceased). Parents: Gustav and Priscilla Stamm. Children: Anda Lind, Jan Stamm; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 12 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon.

Stutzman.- W. Dale, 87, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 24, 2013. Spouse: Ethel Miller Stutzman. Parents: Abraham and Martha Miller Stutzman. Children: Carmen Thompson, Rose Baldridge, Dexter; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Swartzendruber.- Carolyn E. Martin, 77, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 4, 2013. Spouse: Sanford C. Swartzenduber. Parents: Phares D. and Magdalena Miller Martin. Children: Calvin, Philip C.; six grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 13 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Thiessen.- Trudy, 88, Waterloo, Ontario, died Jan. 4. Spouse: Abe Thiessen. Children: Karen, David, Barbara, John; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 9 at Waterloo North Mennonite Church.

Voth.- Anna Mae Gross, 96, Lititz, Pa., died Dec. 14, 2013. Spouse: Arthur Alvin Voth (deceased). Parents: Melvin and Laura Bishop Gross. Children: Sandy Horst, Susan Voth, Cindy Voth; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 20 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.

Waltner.- Catherine "Kay" Ann Handwerk, 75, Hurley, S.D., died Jan. 3. Spouse: Larry Waltner. Parents: Joe and Dorothy Logan Handwerk. Children: Delryn, Marlyn, Charlyn Hay; six grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 11 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Weaver.- Elizabeth Irene Lehman, 103, Hesston, Kan., died Nov. 22, 2013. Spouse: Edwin Weaver (deceased). Parents: Clifford and Lydia Lehman. Children: Jerry, Carolyn Esch, Betty Shima; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 21 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston.

Yoder.- Priscilla Glick, 82, Belleville, Pa., died Nov. 27, 2013. Spouse: H. Glen Yoder. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Zimmerli.- Dorothy Patricia Joyner, 86, Telford, Pa., died Oct. 12, 2013. Spouse: Frederick H. Zimmerli. Parents: Bruce and Dorothy Dietrich Joyner. Children: Marijane Zimmerli Lee, Peter, Richard, Mary Zimmerli. Funeral: Nov. 9 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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