The Mennonite - February 2016

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, February 2016, pages 34-35, Vol.19, No. 2.


Buckwalter.- Faith Steffy, 92, Lititz, Pa., died Dec. 27, 2015. Spouse: Robert D. Buckwalter, Sr. Parents: Noah P. and Metta Martin Steffy. Children: Linda Brenneman, Robert Buckwalter, Jr., Judith Buckwalter, Joyce Samuels, John Buckwalter, Leon Buckwalter, Mary Ann Good, Debra MacCrea, Steven Buckwalter, Carole Schumacher; 37 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 1 at Landis Homes, Lititz.

Bauman.- Laura Martin, 77, Elmira, Ontario, died Nov. 11, 2015. Spouse: Phares Bauman. Parents: Manasseh and Minerva Martin. Children: Richard Bauman, Don Bauman, Rod Bauman; six grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ontario.

Brenneman.- Jim, 72, Denver, Colo., died Nov. 19, 2015. Spouse: Jan Brenneman. Children: Jennifer Clements, Benjamin Brenneman; two grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Detwiler.- Oren L., 98, Hesston, Kan., died Dec. 27, 2015. Spouse: Wahneta Lucille White Detwiler (deceased). Children: Rene Jantzi, Austin Detwiler, Rita Schlabach; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, in April.

Eicher.- Simon, 87, Woodburn, Ind., died Jan. 15. Spouse: Mary Yoder Eicher. Parents: Noah and Christina Schwartz Eicher. Child: Karen Slagle; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 20 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.

Fath.- Doris L. Oswald, 90, Dalton, Ohio, died June 26, 2015. Spouse: Chester Fath. Parents: Herbert E. and Cora E. Hostetler Oswald. Children: Kenneth Fath, Karl R. Fath, James H. Fath, Thomas N. Fath; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 29 at Pleasantview Mennonite Church, North Lawrence, Ohio.

Freese.- Lucy Schmucker, 76, Spencerville, Ind., and Fort Wayne, Ind., died Jan. 4. Spouse: Richard George Steven Freese(deceased). Parents: Samuel and Rosa Miller Schmucker. Children: Vincent Freese, Michelle Seiler; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 8 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.

Garber.- Carol Ruth Miller, 78, Scottdale, Pa., died Dec. 18, 2015. Spouse: S. David Garber. Parents: Roman and Ann Slabaugh Miller. Children: David W. Kane, Ann Walter. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Scottdale Mennonite Church.

Grove.- Donna Layne, 68, Waynesboro, Va., died Dec. 25, 2015. Spouse: Kenneth P. Grove. Parents: Curtis H. Layne Sr. and Jacqueline Rexrode Layne. Children: Crystal Lynn Grove, Stacey Evans; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 29 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.

Hostetler.- Eldon, 93, Middlebury, Ind., died Jan. 8. Spouse: Esta Yoder Hostetler. Spouse: Edna Yoder Hostetler (deceased). Parents: Mahlon D. and Lizzie D. Schrock Hostetler. Children: Mary Etta Yoder, Ruby Wittmer, LeAnn Hochstetler, Dale Hostetler, Robert Hostetler, Eldon Hostetler Jr.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life service: Jan. 15 at North Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Landis.- Sara M. Meyers, 93, Sellersville, Dublin, and Perkasie, Pa., died Dec. 25, 2015. Spouse: Linwood A. Landis (deceased). Parents: William M. and Sarah High Meyers, William Blaine Landis. Children: Mary Lynn Ferry, Sally A. Oswald, Jay R. Landis; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 2 at Deep Run East Mennonite Church, Perkasie.

Lyndaker.- Vera M., 94, Croghan, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2015. Spouse: Leslie R. Lynda- ker (deceased). Children: Vernon Lyndaker, Marlin Lyndaker; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 31 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Martin.- Minerva Gingrich, 98, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Dec. 23, 2015. Spouse: Emil Martin (deceased). Parents: Elam and Sarah Gingrich. Children: Doreen Martin, Dianne Steinacker, Dr. Ray Martin, Sandra Martin, Karen Huehn, Mary Martin, Ronald Martin; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 29 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.

Martin.- Ralph L., 102, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 4. Spouse: Mary E. Grabill (deceased). Parents: Savilla Driver and Daniel Roth Martin. Children: Richard L. Martin, Norma F. Martin, Kathleen Ortiz, Ronald J. Martin; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 8 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Miller.- Mary Witmer, 88, Leo, Ind., and Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Jan. 9. Spouse: Perry E. Miller (deceased). Parents: Menno "Red" and Lydia S. Delagrange Witmer. Children: Margaret "Ann" Slone, Cindy Dale, Herb Miller, Denny Miller; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life service: Jan. 16 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.

Mininger.- Dorothy H. Moyer, 98, Souderton, Pa., died Dec. 8, 2015. Spouse: Paul S. Mininger (deceased). Parents: Abraham L. and Mary Ellen "Mamie" Heckler Moyer. Children: Pauline Meszaros, Doris Johnson; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 19 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Musselman.- Gerald Clemmer, 75, Normal, Ill., and Harleysville, Pa., died Dec. 21, 2015, of renal cell carcinoma. Spouse: Julie Landis Mussleman. Parents: Russell Bean Musselman and Esther Clemmer Musselman. Children: Shannon Unzicker, Ben Musselman; four grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 26 at Mennonite Church of Normal; Dec. 29 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.

Nelson.- Frances Mardelle Mont, 84, Hopedale, Ill., died Dec. 14, 2015. Spouse: Robert Eugene Nelson (deceased). Parents: Harold and Mary Mont Nelson. Child: Dwight Eugene Nelson. Funeral to be scheduled at a later date.

Rissler.- Mahlon Nolt, 79, Dayton, Va., died Oct. 5, 2015. Spouse: Gloria Grace Weaver Rissler. Parents: Daniel Shelley and Elizabeth Nolt Rissler. Children: Jay Clair Rissler, Ruth Ann Rissler Altemus, Debra Joy Rissler Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Roth.- Wayne H., 80, Longmont, Colo., died Nov. 28, 2015. Spouse: Miriam Shetler Roth. Parents: Benjamin and Ethel Roth. Children: Susan Falk, Anne Keener, Kath- leen; five grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 12 at First Mennonite Church, Denver, Colo.

Shantz.- Eral Cressman Brubacher, 92, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Jan. 11. Spouse: Stanley Shantz (deceased). Harold Brubacher (deceased). Children: Elizabeth Setzkorn, Margaret Griffin, Paul Brubacher; nine grandchildren, five great-grand-children. Funeral: Jan. 15 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.

Shenk.- Marion Horst, 84, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 22, 2015. Spouse: Charles E. Shenk. Parents: James and Clara Horst Martin. Children: Sharon Shenk Risser, Jim Shenk, Jerry Shenk; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Scottdale Mennonite Church, Scottdale, Pa.

Smith.- Albert Eugene Noland, 90, Mountain Home, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2015. Spouse: Rosie Kovalcik Smith Noland. Parents: Albert Noland and Irma Korn Noland. Children: Richard Wayne Mayo, David Roger Smith, Timothy Brian Smith, Sherrill Montgomery, Elizabeth Smith, Roselyn Vance, Samantha Powers; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 15 at Howard Memorial Funeral Chapel, Melbourne, Ark.

Souder.- Velma Martin, 88, Telford, Pa., died Sept. 30, 2015. Spouse: Stanley K. Souder. Parents: Phares D. and Magdalena Catherine Miller Martin. Children: Kristine R. Detweiler, Kathy S. Risser, Deb J. Souder, Donna M. Derstine, M. Jane Seaman, Marlissa J. Grasse, Michael D. Souder, D. Kevin Souder; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral service: Oct. 4 at Rockhill Mennonite Church.

Steria.- Grace Violet Zehr, 90, San Diego, Calif., died Dec. 18, 2015. Spouse: Elmer J. Steria (deceased). Parents: David and Veronica Zehr. Children: Gary Steria, Roberta Steria, Martha Steria, Paul Steria, Elmer Steria, Jr., Stephen Steria, Carl Steria, Gabriel Steria, Herbert Steria, Bonnie Steria; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Croghan Mennonite Church, Croghan, N.Y., in the spring of 2016.

Stoltzfus.- Esther P. Doutrich, 93, Atglen, Pa., died Nov. 25, 2015. Spouse: Glenn R. Stoltzfus (deceased). Parents: Jason and Lena Lahr Doutrich. Children: Melba Reynolds, Ernest Stoltzfus; four grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 20 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen.

Whetzel.- Peggy Kline, 71, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 5. Parents: Virgil and Helen Dovel Kline. Children: Randy Horst, Melissa Pennington, Sandra "Sam" Baker; four grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 7 at Kyger Funeral Home, Harrisonburg.

Zook.- E. Pearl Good Petersheim, 87, Bowmansville, Pa., and Terre Hill, Pa., died Dec. 7, 2015, of a stroke. Spouse: Phares B. Zook (deceased). Spouse: Leon W. Good (deceased). Parents: Ira N. and Emma Bewlwy Petersheim. Children: Leonard Good, Ronald Good, Doris Myers, Patsy Homing; 11 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 10 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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