The Mennonite - October 2018

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, October 2018, pages 36-37, Vol. 21, No. 10.


Beck.- Esther F. Liechty, 88, Bryan, Ohio, died Aug. 10. Spouse: Gaylord J. Beck (deceased). Parents: Jonas and Addie Nichols Liechty. Children: Anna, Paul, Dawn; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 14 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Brenneman.- Orval E., 88, Wellman, Iowa, died Aug. 23. Spouse: Norma Jean Showalter Brenneman. Parents: Emery and Alice Bender Brenneman. Children: Robert Brenneman, Jerold Brenneman, Ruth Ann Brenneman Graber; six grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 2 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Iowa.

Eby.- Mary Jane Breneman, 84, Albany, Ore., died Aug. 16. Spouse: Lawrence Eby. Parents: Clyde and Mary Ann Breneman. Children: Douglas, Donald, Thomas, Janette, Karl, Suzette; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 17 at Fisher Funeral Home, Albany.

Hill.- Gary Lynn, 63, Denver, Colo, died July 25, of multiple myeloma. Spouse: Carlene Hill. Parents: James and Doris Baughman Hill. Children: Sean Hill, Ashford "Ash" Hill, Alijah Hill. Funeral: Aug. 12 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Martin.- Esther "Sue" Davis, 94, Stuarts Draft, Va., died Aug. 12. Spouse: Clinton Earl Martin. Parents: George W. and Lena Weaver Davis. Children: Gary Martin, Dale Martin, Dean Ray Martin; four grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 15 Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.

Maust.- Clayton Ray, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 31. Spouse: Thelma H. Martin Hershberger Maust. Spouse: Berniece Albrecht Maust (deceased). Parents: Richard and Elizabeth Gunden Maust. Children: Cherie Yoder, Jerry Maust, Lynette Yoder, Debby Graber, Lori Beachy; step-children: Leon Hershberger, Evie Showalter; 25 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 2 at Strite Auditorium, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg.

Miller.- Emma Kramer, 93, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 23. Spouse: George S. Miller (deceased). Spouse: Rev. Neil E. Beachy (deceased). Parents: Joseph D. and Clara Miller Kramer. Children: Roger Beachy, Veronica Denlinger, Phillip Beachy, Jeffrey Beachy, Kenneth Beachy, Leah Beachy; step~children: Georgia Davis, Glenda Miller, Gordon Miller, Gina Coburn, Gerald Miller, Galen Miller; seven grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; numerous great~grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 8 at Greencroft Health, Goshen.

Neufeld.- Peter J., 89, Hutchinson, Kan, died May 31 . Spouse: Onale Stucky. Parents: Jacob B. and Katherine Pauls Neufeld. Children: Sandy Wetzel, Cindy Kroeker, Jon Neufeld; four grandchildren; one grandson-in-law; one great-grandson. Funeral: July 7 at First Mennonite Church, Hutchinson.

Schrag.- Vera Grace Clocksen, 96, Freeman, S.D., died July 19. Spouse: Erwin Schrag (deceased). Parents: Ellis and Gertrude Preston Clocksen. Children: Ruth Schrag, Stephen Schrag, Anne Sanchez, David Schrag; six grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 25 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Shumaker.- William Howard, 87, West Liberty, Ohio, died Sept. 5. Spouse: Eleanor Stoltzfus Shumaker. Parents: William Howard and Anna S. King Shumaker. Children: Sharon Shumaker, Patricia Shumaker Chisholm, Teresa Swartley; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren*. Funeral: Sept. 8 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty.
*Correction: William Howard Shumaker (October) has no great-grandchildren. - The Mennonite, Nov. 2018

Spencer.- Jean, 87, Kauai, Hawaii, died June 17. Spouse: Charles P. Spencer (deceased). Parents: Paul and Effie Wittrig. Children: Rebecca, Joel; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 14 at Lihue Missionary Church, Lihue, Hawaii.

Steinbaecher.- Gerald "Jere" P., 77, Lancaster, Pa., died July 31, of cancer. Spouse: Miz E. Good Steinbaecher. Parents: Paul and Josephine Hahn Steinbaecher. Children: Shelly H. Vitale, Noelle S. Hobson; three grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Stuter.- Esther K. Hostetler, 91, Belleville, Pa., died Aug. 18. Spouse: Earl E. Stuter (deceased). Parents: John Y. and Katie Yoder Hostetler. Step-children: Dennis Stuter, Bonnie Bigelow. Funeral: Aug. 10 at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville.

Wideman.- Florence Martin, 96, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Aug. 20. Spouse: Aaron Wideman (deceased). Parents: Annanias and Susanna Steckle Martin. Children: Elaine Hershberger, Beulah Gerber, Elroy Wideman, Reta Derksen, Eva Woodard, Cliff Wideman, Maynard Wideman, Stewart Wideman, Marilyn Wideman, Alice Martin; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 23 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.

Wittrig.- Robert, 76, Commerce City, Colo., died March 20. Parents: Paul and Effie Wittrig. No service.

Wyse.- Mahlon Curtis, 93, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 19. Spouse: Valeria Stuckey Wyse. Parents: Henry and Lydia Wyse. Children: Edward Wyse, Charlinda Huffman, Patricia Short, Donna Dawes, Debra Vanderkooy, Diane Callison, Norma Harais; 19 grandchildren; i9 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 25 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Yoder.- Richard W., 88, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 12. Spouse: Barbara Weldy Yoder (deceased). Parents: Henry and Velma Miller Yoder. Children: Sanna Yoder Walters, Lisa Caskey; step-children: Al Weldy, Stanley Weldy; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 23 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Transcribed by: John Ingold


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