The Mennonite - March 2017
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, March 2017, pages 34-35, Vol. 20, No. 3.
Alderfer.- Russell Landis, 92, Souderton, Pa., formerly of Harleysville, Pa., died Jan. 20. Spouse: Gladys C. Henning Alderfer. Parents: Wilmer A. and Katie Landis Alderfer. Children: Audrey Alderfer, Brent Alderfer, Christine Carpenter, Douglas Alderfer, Eric "Rick" Alderfer, Gayle Alderfer Fisher, G. Faye Benner; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 25 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.
Baughman.- James Meredith, 85, Pulaski, Iowa, died Dec. 3, 2016. Spouse: Carol Graber Baughman. Parents: Harold Christian and Gladys Mae Meredith Baughman. Children: Debra Forbes and Jeff Baughman and one deceased daughter; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 10 at Pulaski Mennonite Church.
Brubaker.- Lois E. Byler, 94, Lititz, Pa., died Jan. 18. Spouse: J. Lester Brubaker. Parents: Jesse D. and Agnes Bertie Gunden Byler. Children: Rose Kennel, Anne Roth, Edward Brubaker, Charles Brubaker; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 22 at West Bethany Chapel, Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz.
Driver.- Bonnie Marie, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 9. Parents: Rhodes Homer and Anna May Weaver Driver. Funeral: Jan. 12 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Ediger.- George Edward, 96, Inman, Kan., died Nov. 8, 2016. Spouse: Rubena Foth Ediger (deceased). Parents: Henry P. and Katie Neufeldt Ediger. Children: Dennis Ediger, Stanley Ediger, Steve Ediger; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Pleasant View Home Chapel, Inman.
Ediger.- John F., 84, Inman, Kan., died Nov. 16, 2016, of complications from heart surgery. Spouse: Shirley L. Regier Ediger (deceased). Parents: Gerhard P. and Katie Regehr Pauls Ediger. Children: Kay Schmidt, Randy Ediger, Russell Ediger, Barbara Brown; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.
Eicher.- Grace P. Stamm, 91, Pettisville, Ohio, died Jan. 24. Spouse: James Eicher (deceased). Parents: Gustav and Priscilla Stuckey Stamm. Children: Jeanette Rice, Joyce Bedsworth Hoffman, Jane Rinard, Pete Eicher, Dave Eicher, Curt Eicher; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 29 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.
Engle.- Naomi Ruth Epp, 51, Wauseon, Ohio, died Jan. 1, of brain cancer. Spouse: Jesse Robert Engle. Parents: Willard and Elsie Wiebe Epp. Children: Anna Engle, Grace Delp, Marie Engle; two grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 7 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon.
Godshall.- Ernest Derstein, 97, Souderton, Pa., formerly of Lansdale, Pa., died Jan. 19. Spouse: Eva Halteman Godshall (deceased). Parents: Charles and Mary Derstein Godshall. Children: Ronald Godshall, Sandra Godshall, Ernest H. Godshall, Jr., Kenneth B. Godshall; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 23 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Gunden.- Glen Joseph, 96, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 12. Spouse: Pauline Grieser Gunden. Parents: John and Rachel Albrecht Gunden. Children: Doug Gunden, Randal Gunden, Burdette Gunden, Anthony Gunden; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 4 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Harms.- Ursula Claassen, 79, Waterloo, Ontario, died Nov. 17, 2016. Spouse: Archie Harms. Children: Trudy Dey, Delores Penner, Ted Harms; five grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 3 at Waterloo North Mennonite Church.
Harms.- Willard V., 87, Peabody, Kan., died Dec. 2, 2016. Spouse: Ruby Funk Harms. Parents: Leonard and Martha Penner Harms. Children: Ronnie Harms, Mike Harms; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.
Hess.- Sara Burkholder Hess, 93, Landisville, Pa., formerly of Quarryville, Pa., and Millersville, Pa., died Dec. 24, 2016. Spouse: Herbert Snavely Hess (deceased). Parents: John Wolf Hess and Lizzie Burkholder Hess. Children: Judith Nord, Carol Mylin, Linda Musser, Herbert L. Hess, Debra Detwiler, Marcia Harnish, Brent Hess; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 30 at Refton Brethren in Christ Church, Refton, Pa.
Harnish.- James R., 94, Tiskilwa, Ill., died Jan. 9. Spouse: Donna Hartzler Harnish (deceased). Children: Randall Harnish, Laurie Lindahl; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at a later date at Plow Creek Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa.
Jantz.- Ramon H., 97, Reedley, Calif., died Dec. 14, 2016. Spouse: Agnes Philipp Jantz. Parents: Henry H. and Rachel Penner Jantz. Children: Pamela Trammell, Gordon Jantz; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 4 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.
Jantz.- Wallace Ray, 90, Hesston, Kan., died Dec. 29, 2016. Spouse: Sylvia Ruth Andres Jantz (deceased). Parents: Solomon B. and Katie Wadel Jantz. Children: Jeff Jantz, Tim Jantz; four grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 4 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Kauffmann.- Ivan J., 94, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 24, 2016. Spouse: Lola M. Good Kauffmann. Parents: John and Alma Litwiller Kauffmann. Children: Mary Kauffmann-Kennel, Ruth Kauffmann, Paul Kauffmann, John Kauffmann, James Kauffmann; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 31 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Kreider.- Jacob L., 83, Gap, Pa., died Dec. 31, 2016. Spouse: Esther Nolt Kreider. Parents: LeRoy H. and Evelyn Landis Kreider. Children: Barry Kreider, Jacqueline Nelson; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 5 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Landis.- Abram A., 92, Harleysville, Pa., died Jan. 9. Spouse: Grace W. Delp Landis (deceased). Parents: Elias N. and Sallie M. Alderfer Landis. Children: Barbara Miller, Timothy D. Landis, Philip D. Landis; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 15 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.
Lederach.- Mary Kathryn Slagell, 92, Lansdale, Pa., and Scottdale, Pa., died Dec. 17, 2016. Spouse: Paul M. Lederach (deteased). Parents: Joseph and Emma Schantz Slagell. Children: Judith L. Styer, James S. Lederach, Deborah L. Gunden, Rebecca S. Lederach; eight grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 14 at Dock Woods Community Chapel, Lansdale.
Lehman.- Florence L. Zehr, 84, Lowville, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2016. Spouse: Daniel S. Lehman (deceased). Parents: David H. and Veronica Widrick Zehr. Children: Sheryl Nespor, Sue Roggie, Perry Lehman, Cindy Lapp, Mark Lehman; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 3 at Lowville Mennonite Church.
Long.- Gary L., 60, Mount Joy, Pa., died Jan. 11, of complications from Multiple Sclerosis. Spouse: Kristine L. Shumm Long. Parents: Howard M. and Betty Jane Swisher Long. Children: Jason Long, Heidi Jablonski; one grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 14 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Moyer.- Ella Y. Johnson, 99, Sellersville, Pa., died Nov. 26, 2016. Spouse: Granville G. Moyer (deceased). Parents: Charles B. and Stella K. Yoder Johnson. Children: Glenn, Lee and Steven Moyer; six grandchildren (four deceased); 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 3 at The Community at Rockhill, Sellersville.
Murillo.- Jaelyn Crossgrove, infant daughter of Charles and Jill Crossgrove Murillo, died on Dec. 9, 2016. Siblings: Janae Murillo, Jazmin Murillo. Funeral: Dec. 16 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.
Musser.- Marvin Samuel, 80, Goshen, lnd., died Jan. 28. Spouse: Lore Buck Musser (deceased). Parents: Noah and Ethel Gassman Musser. Children: Karen Miller, Hans Musser; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 3 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Nafziger.- Elmer W., 91, Lowville, N.Y., died Dec. 22, 2016. Spouse: Gladys Mae Yousey Nafziger. Parents: Joseph M. and Rose Widrick Nafziger. Children: Lillian Steria, Harlan, Sidney and Wesley Nafziger, Isabel Norris and Cora Zehr; 14 grandchildren and one deceased; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 2 at Lowville Mennonite Church.
Schroeder.- Amber Goossen, 30, Newton, Kan., died Jan. 19. Spouse: Tyler Schoeder. Parents: Mike and Debbie Penner Goossen. Grandparents: William and Marilyn Goossen; Ruth Ann Pankratz Penner. Funeral: Jan. 24 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan.
Shierling.- Howard C., 87, Inman, Kan., died Dec. 13, 2016. Spouse: Hilda Ediger Schierling. Parents: W.P. and Margaret Nickel Shierling. Children: Donna Thiessen, Joetta Ediger, Dorothy Luty, Joan Frobenius; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 17 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.
Showalter.- Ward Milton Sr., 93, Waynesboro, Va., died Oct. 8, 2016. Spouse: Mary Ellen Rowe Showalter (deceased). Parents: Ira and Edna Shank Showalter. Children: Ward Milton Jr. and Donny Showalter, Sandy Whitesell and Mary Sue Showalter (deceased); eight grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 11 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.
Srof.- Wilma Eilene Pletcher, 87, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 23. Spouse: Lore Srof (deceased). Parents: Byron and Gordie Taliaferro Pletcher. Children: Londa Switzer, Jana Gingerich, Jody Srof; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 28 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Swartzendruber.- Arliss Dean, 82, Denver, died Jan. 7. Spouse: Carol Stauffer Swartzendruber. Children: Colette Garcia, Angela Thomas, Lisa Zetah and Teresa Leichty; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 14 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.
Wyse.- Deloris "Dee" M. Short, 87, Archbold, Ohio, died Dec. 31, 2016. Spouse: Marvin "Tex" J. Wyse. Parents: Cletus and Mary Wyse Short. Children: Max Wyse, Lonnie Wyse, Mark Wyse; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 6 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Transcribed by: John Ingold