The Mennonite - May 2014

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, May 2014, pages 48-49, Vol. 17, No. 5.


Alderfer.- Stanley H., 85, Harleysville, Pa., died March 15. Spouse: Eva D. Rittenhouse Alderfer. Parents: Jacob A. and Edna K. Hunsberger Alderfer. Children: Connie Sue Souder, David Noel Alderfer, Phillip Grant Alderfer, Michael Scott Alderfer; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 19 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.

Bontrager.- Kenneth L., 76, Glendale, Ariz., died Jan 6. Spouse: Mary Lou Wengerd Bontrager. Parents: Andrew and Nora Yutzy Bontrager. Children: Neil, Troy; four grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 12 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale.

Brunk.- Marjorie Frances Secrest, 95, Sterling, Ill., died March 24. Spouse: Boyd Austin Brunk (deceased). Parents: Verne and Clara Secrest. Children: Barbara Metz, Timothy, Philip; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at a later date at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling.

Coffman.- Donald V., 92, Shipshewana, Ind., died March 13. Spouse: Margaret P. Mishler Coffman. Parents: Victor and Vinetta Garber Coffman. Children: Barbara Hirschy, Carolyn Miller, David, Paul; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 18 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.

Cordell.- Beulah Martin, 85, Chambersburg, Pa., died Dec. 24, 2013. Spouse: Bishop Merle G. Cordell. Parents: Charles and Lula Holsinger Martin. Children: Doris, Ruby, David, Richard; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 29 at Marion Mennonite Church, Marion, Pa.

Detweiler.- Alta Mae Beachy, 94, Phoenixville, Pa., died March 4. Spouse: Solomon B. Detweiler (deceased). Parents: Menno and Fannie Christner Beachy. Children: Howard, Fannie Thomas, Anna Louise Detweiler, Paul, Leroy; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 22 at Frazer Mennonite Church, Frazer, Pa.

Diseroad.- Victor "Gene" Eugene, 86, Souderton, Pa., died March 10. Spouse: Jane S. Alderfer Diseroad. Parents: Victor Hugo Diseroad and Rebecca Kessler Diseroad. Funeral: March 22 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Eichelberger.- Duane, 94, Mackinaw, Ill., died July 24, 2013. Spouse: Mildred Stutzman (deceased). Parents: Albert B. and Una Williams Eichelberger. Children: David, Don, Daniel; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 27 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.

Frankenfield.- Marian Suzanna Nester, 91, Emmaus, Pa., died March 17. Spouse: Asher Russell Frankenfield (deceased). Parents: Elmer Calvin Nester and Mabel Andora Fegley Nester. Children: James A., Barbara McLaughlin; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 22 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, Pa.

Frey.- Willard James, 89, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 21. Spouse: Valetta Beck Frey (deceased). Spouse: Delores Ann Short Frey (deceased). Parents: Edward B. and Fannie Rupp Frey. Children: Sue Ann Overholt, Mary Jo Wilson, Peggy Arndt, Lee; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 24 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Glick.- Mary E. Umble, 92, Lititz, Pa., died March 30. Spouse: Pastor Herman N. Glick (deceased). Parents: Elam H. and Anna Kauffman Umble. Children: James, Ann Derrick, Virginia Graybill, Susan Roth; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, Pa.

Hershberger.- DeElda "Dee”; Eicher, 95, Milford, Neb., died March 12. Spouse: Edgar Hershberger (deceased). Parents: Warren and Anna Kremer Eicher. Children: Gordon, Gregory, Ray; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 16 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.

Hershberger, Winston Mark, 65, Springs, Pa., died March 24. Parents: Ray M. and Grace Miller Hershberger. Funeral: March 27 at Springs Mennonite Church.

Hofer.- LaVonne D., 72, Freeman, S.D., died March 23, of M.S. related complications. Parents: David D. S. and Matilda D. Hofer. Funeral: March 27 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman,

Hunsberger.- Martha A. Shelly, 91, Telford, Pa., died Feb. 25. Spouse: Winfield R. Hunsberger (deceased). Parents: Erwin and Cora Alderfer Shelly. Children: Duane, Glen, Dawn Miller, Roger Lee; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral:
March 16 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Kaufman.- Richard "Dick" R., 71, Hesston, Kan., died Jan. 26. Spouse: Barbara A. Claassen Kaufman. Parents: Dick and Lizzie Yutzy Kaufman. Children: Christine Schweitzer, Mara Kaufman; one grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 30 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Kinsey.- Ray Jacob, 78, Archbold, Ohio, died Dec. 27, 2013. Spouse: Grace Waidelich Kinsey. Parents: Walter and Alma Hauck Kinsey. Children: Randy, Karen Kelley, Janet Myers, Wesley, Julie Boykins; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 31 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Landes.- Esther K., 100, Lansdale, Pa., died March 23. Spouse: Wilson S. Landes (deceased). Parents: Melvin and Sallie Koffel Ruth. Children: Gladys Kopp, Beatrice Ruth, Dorothy Stover, Elaine Weiler; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. No memorial service.

Litwiller.- Brent D., 48, Hopedale, Ill., died Jan. 4. Parents: Dale and Rosina Kauffman Litwiller. Funeral: Jan. 8 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

Litwiller.- Elmer G., 86, Hopedale, Ill., died Dec. 2013. Spouse: Ethel l. David Bachman. Spouse: Maxine Newlin Litwiller (deceased). Parents: John E. and Phoebe Good Litwiller. Children: Wayne, Sandra Morris, Janice Eck, Nancy Cunningham, Edward; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 16 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

Litwiller.- Marguerite A. King, 92, Minier, Ill., died Aug. 3, 2013. Spouse: William E. Litwiller (deceased). Parents: Elmer R. King, Sr. and Lena M. Kennell King. Children: William E., Rita Litwiller, Karen Yoder, Rosalie Semic, Roberta Bean; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 8 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.

Miller.- Leo J., 88, Orrville, Ohio, died Feb. 27. Spouse: Dorothy Gingerich Miller. Parents: John and Lucy Yoder Miller. Children: Jenell Ulrich, Rhonda Savage, Gail Manickam, Renee Koshmider; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 4 at Orrville Mennonite Church.

Paden.- Roxanne, 52, Belleville, Pa., died April 1, of cancer. Parents: Tom and Freida Paden. Funeral: April 4 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Roggie.- Pauline Haggerty, 88, Lowville, N.Y., died March 22. Spouse: Garmon A. Roggie (deceased). Parents: Leonard and Nellie Dunn Haggerty. Children: Bruce, Dona Barney, Sharon Boshart, Judy Williams, Garmon Jr., Boyce; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 26 First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, New Bremen, N.Y.

Roth.- Shirley Ann Swartzendruber, 75, Scottdale, Pa., died March 13, of kidney failure. Spouse: Kermit D. Roth. Parents: Jacob and Emily Swartzendruber. Children: Timothy, Ronald, Laura Roth Howard; six grandchildren. Funeral: March 16 at Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale.

Sands.- Lila Brenneman, 85, Delavan, Ill., died Feb. 17. Spouse: Russell Sands. Parents: Jacob and Leone Seaton Brenneman. Children: Douglas, Gale Rogers, Steven; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 22 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.

Sarfarzi.- Faith Ann Stahl, 53, Ocala, Fla., died Feb. 26, of a blood clot. Spouse: Moshen Sarfarzi. Parents: William M. and Joann Kleinsasser Stahl. Children: Ariana, Parisa, Cameron. Funeral: March 6 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Smoker.- Calvin L., 82, Honey Brook, Pa., died March 10. Spouse: Mabel D. Zook Smoker (deceased). Parents: Reuben and Anna Lapp Smoker. Children: C. Richard, Beverly Smoker, Ronald L., Larry Q., Mona Lu Shuman; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Tel Hai Chapel, Honey Brook.

Stauffer.- Frances Lucile Christophel, 102, Goshen, Ind., died March 16. Spouse: Earl R. Stauffer (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Mary Hartman Christophel. Children: Norman Clair, Loren Alan; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 21 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Sommer.- Ann Kaiser, 89, Hopedale, Ill., died July 31, 2013. Spouse: Clarence N. Sommer (deceased). Parents: Benjamin and Anna Plattner Kaiser. Children: Allan Sommer, Dr. Brian Sommer, Diane Milosevich; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 4 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

Suter.- Kathryn "Kate" Landis, 87, Bridgewater, Va., died March 12. Spouse: Eldon L. Suter (deceased). Parents: John and Pauline Landis. Children: Donna Clayton, Diana Berkshire, Joy Halterman, Eldon "Eldie," Jewel Knicley; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service: March 24 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Thomas.- Coevel W., 88, Telford, Pa., died March 20. Spouse: Marie Miller Thomas (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Elda Livingston Thomas. Children: Karen Loker, Lois Thomas, Bruce; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 23 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Wittrig.- Marie Moushon, 95, Hopedale, Ill., died Feb. 22. Spouse: Glenn W. Wittrig (deceased). Parents: George W. and Mary Wyss Moushon. Child: Rena Schaefer; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 25 at David Mortuary, Hopedale.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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