The Mennonite - October 2014

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, October 2014, pages 48-49, Vol. 17, No. 10.


Bechtel.- Jesse R., 90, Oley, Pa., died Aug. 19. Spouse: Catherine Eshbach Bechtel. Parents: Henry B. and Mary Reiter Bechtel. Children: Elaine Shirk, David, Glenn, Bruce; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 23 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, Pa.

Bontreger.- AnnaBelle Nelson, 84, Goshen, Ind., died Aug, 10. Spouse: Harold L. Bontreger. Parents: Lewis H. and Winifred Long Nelson. Children: Tim, Kent; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Byler.- Clara Yoder, 85, Hartville, Ohio, died Aug. 7. Spouse: Henry Byler. Parents: John J. and Emma Miller Yoder. Step-children: David Byler, James By1er, Ellen Wilson, William Byler; nine step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. funeral: Aug. 11 at Maple View Mennonite Church, Burton, Ohio.

Cline.- Glen Rohrer, 84, Mt. Crawford, Va., died Aug. 16. Spouse: Betty Jean Heckendorn Cline. Parents: Russell D. and Mabel Rohrer Cline. Children: Nancy Mumbert, Cindy Cline, Gale Cline, Joseph, Paul, Charles; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 19 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Detweiler.- Walton N., 94, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 14. Spouse: Verna Mae M. Godshall Detweiler. Spouse: Esther Halteman Detweiler (deceased). Parents: Nathaniel and Katie Nice Detweiler. Children: Marilyn Godshall, Gloria Detweiler, Laverne, Clyde, Ruthann Nyce, Sharon Martin, Leon Ray, Brian; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 28 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.

Fisher.- John J., 88, Goshen, Ind., died July 28. Spouse: Pauline Clemens Fisher. Parents: John J. Fisher, Jr., and Alma Warye Fisher. Children: Susan Fisher Miller, Margaret Aeschliman; five grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 2 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Gehman.- David, 88, Millersville, Pa., died May 27. Spouse: Kathryn M. Garber Gehman. Parents: Jonathan and Mary Elle Martin Gehman. Children: Glen, Linda Gehman Peachey, Dan, Dawn Horst, Lois Omonde, June Gehman-Deane; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 31 at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.

Gerber.- Titus, 97, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died June 9. Spouse: Mellie Gerber (deceased). Parents: Herbert and Amanda Gerber. Children: Joan Miller, Marilyn Nussbaum, Dewey; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Ohio.

Gerig.- Eldon Lavern, 86, South Bend, Ind., died June 24, from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Spouse: Luella Joan Albrecht Gerig. Parents: Martin C. and Emma Nofziger Gerig. Children: Winston, Kevin, Nita Gerig Johnson; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 29 at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend.

Goodman.- Harry Scott, Jr., 91, Lebanon, Ore., died Aug. 14. Spouse: Lila Goodman (deceased). Spouse: JoAnn Swallow Goodman (deceased). Parents: Harry and Beulah Wandling Goodman. Grandchildren: one step-grandson; one step-great-grandson. Funeral: Aug. 27 at Lebanon Mennonite Church.

Gotwals.- Robert "Bob" S., 85, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 26. Spouse: Lucille Y. Yoder Gotwals (deceased). Parents: Clayton K. and Lillian Shueck Gotwals Kulp. Children: Susan M. Gotwals Lehman, R. Brent, Christopher K.; seven grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; two step-great-granddaughters. Funeral: June 6 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Hofer.- Glennis Schrag, 82, Freeman, S.D., died Aug. 30, of a massive stroke. Spouse: Kenneth L. Hofer (deceased). Parents: Ernest and Olga Miller Schrag. Children: Keith, Janeen Ogden, Marci Smith, Rocky; seven grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Hooley.- Marion M., 87, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 19. Spouse: Marjorie Birky Hooley. Parents: Menno and Dora Mast Hooley . Children: Brad, Janet Kercher; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 25 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, Ind.

Hunsberger.- Anna L. Weaver, 96, Goshen, Ind., died July 16. Spouse: John Hunsberger (deceased). Parents: Oscar and Inez Wenger Weaver. Children: Beverly Miller, Leroy, Richard; seven grandchildren. Funeral: July 21 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Kaufman.- Virginia Ortman, 73, Parker, S.D., died Aug. 25, of failing heart and lungs. Spouse: Gene E. Kaufman. Parents: William and Anna Goering Ortman. Children: Kris Carlson, Kenton, Karin KaufmanWall; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 30 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Koch.- Martha Horst, 92, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 25. Spouse: L Roy S. Koch (deceased). Parents: Menno and Lovina Bauman Horst. Children: Arlene Holdeman, Jane Oyer, Sheila Graber, Robert, Richard, Rodney; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 30 at East Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Kulp.- Kathryn A. Moyer, 95, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 21. Spouse: Francis B. Kulp (deceased). Parents: Harvey D. and Verda S. Alderfer Moyer. Children: Francis "Larry," John David, Mary Jane Godshall, Martha Jean Weaver; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 28 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Lehman.- Mary Veronica Shank, 93, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 21. Spouse: Ernest W. Lehman (deceased). Parents: Charles and Crissie Yoder Shank. Children: Miriam Everest, Suzan Hutchison; four step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 25 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Liechty.- Doris Marie Grieser, 89, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 22. Spouse: Wesley Paul Liechty (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Rosa Beck Grieser. Children: Ruth Veley, Paul, Joyce Winzeler, JoAnn Liechty; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31 at Fairlawn Haven Chapel, Archbold.

Martin.- Ruth Leaman, 96, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 30. Spouse: Enos G. Martin (deceased). Parents: M. Rohrer Leaman and Elizabeth Leaman Leaman. Children: Esther Gibble, Miriam Nichols, Jay; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 5 at Reith-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen.

Nissley.- Addona, 90, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 23. Spouse: Mary E. Stauffer Nissley. Parents: Harvey S. and Emma Slabaugh Nissley. Chidren: A. Mark, Ruth Kidney, Tim; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 19 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Va.

Nofziger.- Bernita Mae Canoy, 86, Lebanon, Ore., died July 28. Spouse: Willard Nofziger. Parents: Wilbur George and Marie Tokstad Canoy. Children: Richard, Sharon Nofziger Terhaar; two grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 1 at Lebanon Mennonite Church.

Olson.- Selma Esther Glanzer, 86, Freeman, S.D., died Aug. 2, of pneumonia. Spouse: Donald W. Olson. Parents: David and Susie Glanzer. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Richards.- Emma Elizabeth Sommers, 87, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 6. Spouse: E. Joe Richards. Parents: Monroe and Effie Horner Sommers. Children: Evan, Kathryn Beckwith, Lois Woods; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 13 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Stoner.- Mildred Linder, 97, Princeton, Ill., died May 30, of heart failure. Spouse: Stephen E. Stoner (deceased). Parents: Emil and Jenny Christophel Linder. Children: Kenneth, Donald. Funeral: June 4 at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton.

Stutzman.- Myrtle Luella Loucks, 90, Hesston, Kan., died July 21. Spouse: Orville Stutzman. Parents: Joseph S. and Clara Bitikofer Loucks. Children: Twila E., Bonita E., Carol Joy, Kent W.; seven grandchildren. Funeral: July 24 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston.

Tony.- Katherine Ruth Fuquay, 56, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 12. Spouse: Steve Tony. Parents: Melvin and Ruth Montgomery Fuquay. Child: Emily. Funeral: Aug. 18 at College Mennonite church, Goshen.

Troyer.- Anna D. Miller, 82, Millersburg, Ohio, died Aug. 22. Spouse: David D. Troyer. Parents: Dan D. and Dala Troyer Miller. Children: Daniel "Trapper," Wayne, Richard, LeRoy; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 24 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Ohio.

Weaver.- Richard Samuel, 94, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 27. Spouse: Virginia Elizabeth Grove Weaver. Parents: Henry David and Sallie Wenger Weaver. Children: Robert E., Ralph C.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 30 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Yoder.- Anna Barbara Cross, 82, Goshen, Ind., died July 19. Spouse: Irvin C. Yoder. Parents: Enos and Mattie Yoder Cross; Sarah Ann Bontrager Cross. Children: Rosa Marie Yoder, Marren Mark Yoder, Norma Ann Yoder, Loretta Sue Mast, Richard Irvin Yoder, Dwight Allen Yoder, Wesley Paul Yoder; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 22 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Zehr.- Carolyn Marie Sommer, 83, Goshen, Ind., died July 27. Spouse: W. Jay Zehr. Parents: Raymond and Fannie Nafziger Sommer. Children: Eric, Brian, Jeff; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 2 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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