The Mennonite - February 2018

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, February 2018, page 36, Vol. 21, No. 2.


Alderfer.- Arlene H. Musselman, 91, Souderton, Pa., died Dec. 13, 2017. Spouse: Levi C. Alderfer (deceased). Parents: John R. and Laura Hunsberger Musselman. Children: Nancy Leatherman, John M. Alderfer, Ruth Bower; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 16 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Alderfer.- Elizabeth Clemens, 94, Souderton, Pa., died Dec. 10, 2017. Parents: Jacob M. and Mary Clemens Alderfer. Funeral: Dec. 15 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Beyeler.- Donovan J., 74, Sterling, Ohio, died Dec. 24, 2017, of leukemia. Spouse: Patricia Massanari. Parents: Noah and Viola Mast Beyeler. Funeral: Jan. 3, 2018 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Brubaker.- Ida Sauder, 102, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 21, 2017. Spouse: John S. Brubaker (deceased). Parents: Peter Eby Sauder and Emma Martin Sauder. Children: Roy David Brubaker, James R. Brubaker, Kathleen J. Brubaker, Carol E. Smith, Mary Grace Shenk, John S. Brubaker; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Landis Retirement Community, Lititz.

Christophel.- Charlene Showalter, 93, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 9, 2017. Spouse: Theron Christophel (deceased). Parents: Noble and Edna Kauffman Showalter. Children: Sandra Buss, Shirley "Crik" Christophel, Ronda Miller, Roger Christophel; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 15 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Cowles.- Shirley Ann Grunkemeyer, 68, Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov. 28, 2017, of cancer. Spouse: Spencer L. Cowles. Parents: Harold and Mary Jane Grunkemeyer. Children: Sarah Ann Cowles, William Walker Cowles, Elizabeth Cowles. Funeral: Dec. 2 at Parkview Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Epp.- Walter Bernard, 95, Marion S.D., died Dec. 1, 2017. Spouse: Catherine Epp (deceased). Spouse: Emma Lorraine Fliginger (deceased). Parents: Bernard and Margaret Jantzen Epp. Children: Betty Muenchow, Arlen Epp, Karen Kingsley, Diana Graber, Norman Epp, Margaret Hiebner, David Epp, Charlene Epp, John Epp, Raymon Epp; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 4 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Friesen.- Kathleen Foster Murray, 58, North Newton, Kan., died Nov. 12, 2017. Spouse: Jon Friesen. Parents: John and Marilyn Stauffer Murray. Funeral: Nov. 18 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Kan.

Hartman.- Dwight W., 94, Harrisonburg, Va., died Dec. 17, 2017. Spouse: Pearl Hoover Hartman. Spouse: Ellen Pellman Hartman (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Lena Good Hartman. Children: Jim Hartman, Curt Hartman, Mark Hartman, Jeanne Hartman; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 30 at Parkview Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Hertzler.- Mary Yoder, 89, Mt Pleasant, Pa., died Nov. 18, 2017. Spouse: Daniel Hertzler. Parents: Eugene and Esther Miller Yoder. Children: Dennis Hertzler, Ronald Hertzler, Gerald Hertzler, Daniel Marl Hertzler; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 25 at Scottdale Mennonite Church, Scottdale, Pa.

Heussman.- Gunther D., 78, Emmaus, Pa, died Dec. 19, 2017. Spouse: Francis Long Heussman. Parents: Herbert and Anna Spreckleman Heussman. Children: Wayne Heussman; two grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 23 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, Pa.

Jantzen.- Matilda "Tillie" Mueller, 99, Hesston, Kan., died Dec. 15, 2017. Spouse: Lubin Jantzen (deceased). Children: Esther, Dan, Jim, Jon; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 6 at First Mennonite Church, Newton.

Johns.- Gladys Louise Yoder, 98, Topeka, Ind., died Jan. 2. Spouse: Dewayne Johns (deceased). Parents: Edwin and Mollie Stoltzfus Yoder. Children: Joan Mullet, John Johns, Bonnie Johns, Janice Stanley; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 8 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Leichty.- Lowell John, 85, Coralville, Iowa, died Nov. 20, 2017. Spouse: Ruth Earnest Leichty (deceased). Parents: Willard and Ruth Augsburger Leichty. Children: Greg Leichty, Phil Leichty, Kathy Sands, Ruth Giesking, Mark Leichty; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 2 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Iowa.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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