The Mennonite - July 2016
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, July 2016, pages 34-35, Vol. 19, No. 7.
Albrecht.- Milo C., 94, Morton, Ill., died April 19. Parents: Levi and Lydia Roth Albrecht. Funeral: April 25 at First Mennonite Church, Morton.
Basinger.- Jo Ann Trost, 76, Dalton, Ohio, died April 25. Spouse: Ralph Basinger. Parents: Paul and Grace Stephen Trost. Children: Glenda Naumoff, Kevin Basinger, Scott Basinger, Sharon Lehman; nine grandchildren. Funeral: April 30 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio.
Buller.- Gladys Klassen, 91, Goshen, Ind., died May 24. Spouse: Peter Buller (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Elizabeth Fast Klassen. Children: Jeanette Slater, James Buller, Charles Buller; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June l at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Bender.- Jean Emily, 87, Elkhart, Ind., died May 18. Parents: Allan and Veronica Bender. Funeral: May 28 at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Ewy.- Ellen Jost, 91, Reedley, Calif., died April 10. Spouse: Raymond A. Ewy (deceased). John R. and Helen Baerg Jost. Children: Dorothy Boldt, Ron Ewy, Michael Ewy; six grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.
Fisher.- Rachel Swartzendruber, 95, Goshen, Ind., died April 9. Spouse: Robert D. Fisher (deceased). Parents: Herman and Esther Rodgers Swartzendruber. Children: David Fisher, Julie Profeto, Suzette Prokopin; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 17 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Freed.- Russell L., 90, Harleysville, Pa., died April 9. Spouse: Dorothy F. Hagey Freed (deceased). Parents: Russell N. and Annie Landis Freed. Children: Arlin H. Freed, Harold Freed, Mary Ann Freed, James Freed, Jane Freed, Richard Freed, Donald Freed; three children; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 15 at Peter Becker Community Chapel, Harleysville.
Godshall.- Ray M., 68, Teltord, Pa., died May 13, of lymphoma. Spouse: Mary Jane Kulp Godshall. Parents: Elmer K. and Marian L. Moyer Godshall. Children: Marlita F. Lomonaco, Janelle K. Godshall; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 21 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford.
Hieb.- Wilbert "Bill," M.D., 95, Brookings, S.D., died March 8. Spouse: Selma Tieszen Hieb (deceased). Parents: Jacob Hieb, Jr., and Ruth E. Irwin Hieb. Children: Barry Hieb, Charles Hieb, Richard Hieb, Shingo Kajinami, James Hieb; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 2 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Hofer.- Lorraine Mendel, 86, Mitchell, S.D., died April 18. Spouse: Joseph K. Hofer, Jr. (deceased). Parents*: Joe K. Hofer, Sr., and Kathryn Mendel Hofer. Children: Lonnie Hofer, Kenton Hofer, Connie Hofer; five grandchildren. Funeral: April 25 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
*Note from MennObits editor tlm: Parents were Jack and Kathryn (Hofer) Mendel
Horst.- Myrtle Laurine Feick, 95, Kitchener, Ontario, died April 20. Spouse: Elem Horst (deceased). Parents: Edwin and Leota Shantz Feick. Children: Gloria King, Dale R. Horst, Mary Lou Snyder, Myrna Schlegel, Steven Horst; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 23 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Hunsberger.- Daniel L., 91, Bedminster Twp., Pa., died April 25. Spouse: Alverna Yothers Hunsberger (deceased). Parents: Horace H. and Rachel Leatherman Hunsberger. Children: John M. Hunsberger, Jerry D. Hunsberger, Jay D. Hunsberger, Janet H. Landis, Jolene H. Schlosser, Joy Danelle: 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grand children; six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 7 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Hunsberger.- Paul Andrew, 97, Goshen, Ind., died May, 19. Spouse: Edna Martin Hunsberger. Parents: Noah and Mary Shantz Hunsberger. Children: Joy Beiler, Ray Hunsberger, Gay Lehman, Gloria Schwartz, Grace Roth; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 28 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Jorgensen.- Cleo Adella Kaufman, 94, Marion, S.D., died April 3. Spouse: Leon Alvin Jorgensen (deceased). Parents: Bernard and Amelia J. Miller Kaufman. Children: Brenda Gust, Cindy Aman, June Nancy Jorgensen; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 7 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Marczuk.- Ruth A. Moyer, 89, Souderton, Pa., died June 2. Spouse: John K. Marczuk (deceased). Parents: Frank and Bertha Alderfer Moyer. Children: Beverly A. Mackaman, Cynthia D. Marczuk, Stephen Marczuk, Amy P. McCouch; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Martin.- Deborah Katherine Burton, 62, Hopedale, Ill., died Dec. 23, 2015. Parents: Robert M. and Katherine Leevey Burton. Children: Amanda Beth Martin. Funeral: Dec. 29 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home, Hopedale.
Matz, Elsie M. Horst.- 88, Lititz, Pa., died May 1. Spouse: Allen H. Matz (deceased). Spouse: Titus W. High (deceased). Parents: Ivan S. and Susie Wenger Horst. Children: Judy Smoker: step-children; Ruth Buehler, Esther Erb; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several step-grand children, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 7 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, Lititz.
Miller.- Edna M. Guth, 87, North Las Vegas, Nev., and Bedford, Ohio, died June 3, of brain cancer. Spouse: Paul R. Miller. Parents Peter and Lena Zehr Guth. Children: Cheryl Ramer, Terry Miller, Julie Cressman, Patti Wilson, Karen Wiegand; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life service: June 20 at Discovery Church, North Las Vegas.
Moyer.- Margaret S. Blank, 88, Souderton, Pa., died May 26, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Nevin L. Moyer (deceased). Parents: Harvey M. and Estella Stoudt Blank. Children: Gloria Landis, Wanda Hagey, Nevin Lee Moyer, Martin Moyer; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 1 at Souderton Mennonite Homes Auditorium.
Nice.- William Leon, 76, Souderton, Pa., died June 1. Parents: Russell S. and Alverda Stump Nice. Funeral: June 8 at Plains Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hatfield, Pa.
Nussbaum.- Nathan E., 88, Goshen, Ind., died June 11. Spouse: Ruby Glick Nussbaum. Parents: Amos and Lydia Falb Nussbaum. Children: Evan Nussbaum, Ethan Nussbaum, Rebecca Rohrer, Jonathan Nussbaum, David Nussbaum, Rachel Eby; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 15 at North Goshen Mennonite Church.
Riegsecker.- Orval Leroy, 89, Archbold, Ohio, died April 12. Spouse: Lois Miller Riegsecker. Parents: Louis and Della Stutzman Riegsecker. Children: Ardis Stephenson, Devlin Riegsecker, Joetta Pugh, Doneta Riegsecker, Vonda Smith, Angie Wyse, Amy Frey, Karla Hatley; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 16 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Saad.- Janice E. Wisser, 83, Kutztown, Pa., died April 25, of Cerebral Vascular Failure. Spouse: Maurice Saad (deceased). Parents: George and Flora Histand Wisser. Children: Larry S. Worsham, Mary Jane Wightman, David Warsham; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 29 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, Pa.
Scheid.- Bonita "Bonnie" Dee Welty, 86, Hesston, Kan., died April 10. Spouse: Donald "Bob" Scheid. Parents: Gerhard and Idell McFarlane Welty. Children: Jeanne, Johanna, John Byler, Joe: stepchildren; Dan, Nancy; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Schoenhals.- Heini, 88, Archbold, Ohio, died March 11. Spouse: Liesel Guth Schoenhals. Parents: Leonhard and Maria Schnebele Schoenhals. Children: Ruth Weaver, Walter Schoenhals, Gerald Schoenhals, Mark Schoenhals; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 15 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Schrock.- H. Devon, 83, Goshen, Ind., died March 10. Spouse: Ruth Eshleman Sherman Schrock. Spouse: Alice Ramer Schrock (deceased). Parents: Herman and Pauline Weaver Schrock. Children: Daniel Schrock, Matthew Schrock, Peggy Stickler; stepchildren; Chad Sherman, Brett Sherman: six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren. Funeral: March 26 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Sommerfeld.- Stella Marie Bitikofer, 100, Hesston, Kan., died April 20. Spouse: Charley Sommerfeld (deceased). Parents: Fred and Martha Loucks Bitikofer. Children: Keith Sommerfeld, Berdena Evers, Darrel Sommerfeld: five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 25 at SchowalterVilla Chapel, Hesston.
Showalter.- Mary Ellen Rowe, 90, Waynesboro, Va., died March 20. Spouse: W. Milton Showalter. Parents: James O. Rowe and Lilian McBride Coiner Rowe. Children: Ward Milton Showalter, Jr., Donny Showalter, Sandy Whitesell, Mary Sue Showalter; eight grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 24 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.
Springer.- Leota M. Birkey, 97, Tremont, Ill., died May 25. Spouse: Paul Springer (deceased). Parents: Silas D. and Amanda Stalter Birkey. Children: Gail Springer, Ross Springer, Ryan Springer, Gary Springer, Rita Nesbit, Roma Popp; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: May 28 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.
Stoll.- Clela M., Grieser King, 96, Archbold, Ohio, died May 12. Spouse: Isaac Stoll (deceased). Spouse: Ralph King (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Mary Short Grieser. Children: James King, Paul King, Karen Kohlman: step-children: Norman Stoll, Glen Stoll, Vera Sutter, Rita Yoder, Dale Stoll, Tillie Ekundayo; five grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren: numerous step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 16 at Fairlawn Haven Chapel, Archbold.
Swartley.- Ida Elizabeth Mast, 90, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 4. Spouse: Henry Swartley (deceased). Parents: John and Rebecca Hartz Mast. Children:
Duane Swartley, Dean Swartley, David Swartley; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 21 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Va.
Wert.- Mary F. Hepner, 92, Lititz, Pa., died April 8. Spouse: Harold William Wert (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Sally Hepner. Children: Jeanne Witmer Brubaker, Janice Miller, Tom Wert, Steve Wert, John Stahl-Wert; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at Erisman Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa.
Wideman.- Earl, 71, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died March 23, of Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis. Spouse: Erma Frey Wideman. Parents: Menno and Salema Wideman. Children: Laurie Wideman Gold, Paul Wideman, Anne Wideman Leonard, Sherry Wideman Portnoff. Funeral: March 28 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ontario.
Yoder.- Allen, Jr., 88, Middlebury, Ind., died April 19. Spouse: Marie Yoder. Parents: Allen and Sophie Ummel Yoder. Children: Mike Yoder, Kent Yoder, Dru Gentle, Scott Yoder; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Yoder.- Miriam Eash, 89, Archbold, Ohio, died April 25. Spouse: Edward H. Yoder (deceased). Children: Dan Yoder, Lamont Yoder, Teresa Stebbins, Greta Landis; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 29 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Yoder.- Phyllis Ann King, 72, Hesston, Kan., died May 30. Spouse: James E. Yoder. Parents: Glen and Orpha King. Children: Jill Yoder, Gary Yoder, Karla Buller; eight grandchildren. Funeral: June 3 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Zook.- Grant W., 78, Souderton, Pa., died May 10, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Lorraine L. Clemmer Zook. Children: Diane Landes, Randall Zook; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 14 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.
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