The Mennonite - November 2014

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, November 2014, pages 48-49, Vol. 17, No. 11.


Blough.- Janet,R. King, 79, Hollsopple, Pa., died Sept. 17. Spouse: Charles L. Blough (deceased). Parents: Standford and Margaret Hemminger King. Children: Susan Stibolt, Judy Emerick; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 20 at Thomas Mennonite Church, Hollsopple.

Brunner.- Paul Derstine, 89, Hesston, Kan., died Sept. 14. Spouse: Grace Derstine Brunner. Parents: Edgar and Anna Brunner. Children: Beverly Ann Goertzen, Jon Scott; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 18 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Buller.- Eldo Benjamin, 86, Tremont, Ill., died April 9. Spouse: Nelda May Litwiller Buller. Parents: David E. and Sarah Kroeker Buller. Children: Sarah Fenton, Joel, Mary Gilliom; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: April 19 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.

Delagrange.- James L., 71, Woodburn, Ind., died Sept. 21, of cancer, Spouse: Marie Eicher Delagrange (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Anna Delagrange. Children: Jeff, Jayne Delagrange Newala, Melissa Freehling, Mike; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.

Dutcher.- D. Jon, 64, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 2. Spouse: Violet Ann Kurtz Dutcher. Parents: Frank G. and Gertrude Lydia Maust Dutcher. Children: Chadwick Jon, Alicia Love Dutcher Tengler, Katie Ann Dutcher Ech-Chahi, Lydia Ruth Dutcher Wechselberger; two grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 6 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Frey.- Evelyn J. Prowant, 80, Wauseon, Ohio, died Sept. 22, following an extended illness. Spouse: Merle E. Frey. Parents: Ernest and Maye Shank Prowant. Children: Larry, Donald, Terry, Laura Jean, Glen; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Funeral: Sept. 26 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon.

Garber.- Melva Darlene Yoder, 90, Albany, Ore., died Aug. 28. Spouse: Eugene Garber (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Ella Miller Yoder. Children: Karen Reed, Ken, Jim, Dan, Marlene Sherfy, Ron; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 3 at Sweet Home Mennonite Church, Sweet Home, Ore.

Gotwals.- Robert "Bob" S., 85, Telford, Pa., died Aug. 26. Spouse: Lucille Y. Yoder Gotwals (deceased). Parents: Clayton K. Gotwals and Lillian Schueck Gotwals Kulp. Children: Susan M. Gotwals Lehman, R. Brent, Christopher K., seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 6 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Jantz.- Marjorie J., 92, Kansas City, Kan., died Sept. 12. Spouse: Willard Kurt Jantz (deceased). Parents: Paul and Margaretha Ensz Enz. Children: Margaret Gingerich, Kurt Jantz, Dr. Keith Jantz; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 19 at Rainbow Mennonite Church, Kansas City.

Kaufman.- Reda P. Alwine, 93, Boswell, Pa., died July 11. Spouse: Richard Kaufman (deceased). Parents: John and Pearl Thomas Alwine. Children: Verna Horner, Rachel Horner, Richard Jr., Ellis, Allen; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: July 15 at Thomas Mennonite Church, Hollsopple, Pa.

Leander.- Jill L. Roth, 49, Morton, Ill., died Sept. 7. Spouse: Todd Leander. Parents: Herbert and Darlene Roth Roth. Children: Ryan, Blake. Funeral: Sept. 11 at First Mennonite Church, Morton.

Litwiller, Gladys K. Martin, 95, Hopedale, Ill., died July 23. Spouse: Lawrence J. Litwiller (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Clara Nafziger Martin. Children: Larry Wayne, Don, Myron; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 2 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

Lyndaker.- Kermit L., 82, Lowville, N.Y., died Sept. 16. Spouse: Eydie Wallis Lyndaker. Parents: Reuben and Adah M. Lehman Lyndaker. Children: Brad, Beth Ryder; three grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 20 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Miller.- Gladys June, 89, Wellman, Iowa, died Sept. 14. Parents: Ortis Wand Anna Hochstetler Miller. Celebration of life service: Sept. 17 at Powell Funeral Home, Wellman.

Schoch.- Emil, 94, Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 7. Spouse: Barbara Steven Schoch. Parents: Franz and Helene Schoch. Children: Carole Bierwiler, Elaine Wenger, Rita Sims, Lori Ellinger, James; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 13 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Shelly.- Viola Rose Lehman, 97, Hesston, Kan., died Sept. 20. Spouse: Andrew Rickert Shelly (deceased). Parents: William and Caroline Flueckiger Lehman. Children: David, Linda. Funeral: Sept. 29 at First Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Springer.- Donna L. Bitner, 81, Normal, Ill., died Aug. 8. Spouse: Ronald G. Springer. Parents: Russell M. and Vera Lounsberry Bitner. Children: Camille Springer, Barry, Chris. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.

Strauss.- Blondine J. Jost, 93, Nappanee, Indiana, died of Alzheimer's disease on July 24*. Spouse: Lyle Keith Strauss (deceased). Parents: Abram R. and Kathryn Willems Jost. Children: Karen Strauss Nichols, Keith Jerel Strauss; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 17 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. [*Death year was 2013 - tlm]

Wiens.- Martha Regehr, 96, Inman, Kan., died Sept. 15. Spouse: Levi E. Wiens (deceased). Parents: George A. and Justina Klassen Regehr. Child: Eunice Elaine Wiens. Funeral: Sept. 20 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Yoder.- Henry C., 86, Mount Joy, Pa., died Aug. 29. Spouse: Freida E. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Claude E. and Olive Tice Yoder. Children: Carl W., Grant W., Kenneth L., Dwight W.; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 2 at Erisman Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa.

Yoder.- Lourene Helen Bachman, 90, Iowa City, Iowa, died Sept. 21. Spouse: Arnold A. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Aaron R. and Emma Elsie Egli Bachman. Children: Emma Lee Brenneman, James, Noreen Yoder, Reginald, Steve, Cheri Cole, Gene, Don Henson; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 25 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City.

Yoder.- Marilyn J. Burkholder, 84, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 15. Spouse: Vernon Yoder (deceased). Parents: LaVern and Dora Miller Burkholder. Children: Anita Kehr, Curt, Chris, Diane Yoder; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 18 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Zook, Marvin Leroy, 85, Hesston, Kan., died Aug. 28. Spouse: Dorothy Reber Zook. Parents: Edward and Nancy Hershberger Zook. Children: Steven Zook, Rodney Zook, Monica; step-children: Lonnie Martin, Kim Boarders, Dan Pyles; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

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