The Mennonite - January 2019

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, January 2019, pages 36-37, Vol. 22, No. 1.


Aschliman.- Joyce Ellen, 66, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 28, 2018, of a stroke. Parents: Vernon and Alice Stuckey Aschliman. Funeral: Dec. 2 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold.

Baba.- Mary Hofer, 69, Reedley, Calif, died Sept. 19, 2018, of cancer. Parents: Erwin and Doris Hofer. Children: James Pittman, Heather Hofer; four grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 29 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.

Blount.- Deborah Jean Hecathorn, 68, Auburn, Ind., died Nov. 13, 2018. Spouse: Kenneth Blount. Parents: Earl and Reva Utz Hecathorn. Children: Andrew Blount, Philip Blount, John Blount; three grandsons. Celebration of life; Nov. 26 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, In.

Burkholder.- Paul Groff, 89, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 26, 2018. Spouse: Miriam Thomas Burkholder (deceased). Parents: Paul Kreider Burkholder and Bethel M. Groff Burkolder. Children: Judy Stoltzfus, Glenn Burkholer, Marilyn Brandeburg, James Burkholder, Renee Swartley, foster son Kevin Andress; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; Funeral: Nov. 16 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Claassen.- Alfred "Al" H., 93, Lititz, Pa. died Dec. 2, 2018 of cancer. Spouse: Gladys L. Moyer Claassen (deceased). Spouse: Valois Penner (deceased) Parents: Aron Nathaniel and Helen Anna Wiebe Claassen. Children: Sharon Claassen, Carol Friesen, David Claassen, stepdaughter Janelle Moyer; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 9 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.

Derstine.- Virginia May Martin, 93, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 21, 2018. Spouse: Norman Derstine (deceased). Parents: Perry and Annie Martin. Children: Jerry Derstine, Jean Cubbage; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at Strite Auditorium, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg.

Detweiler.- Marion Leatherman, 80, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 23, 2018. Parents: Paul and Anna Mae Leatherman. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Souderton Mennonite Home.

Gable.- Cathy J., 63, Orrville, Ohio, died Oct. 21, 2018. Parents: Chester W. and M. Lorene Smith Gable. Funeral: Oct. 25 at Orrville Mennonite Church.

Gehman.- Anna D. Kulp, 96, Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 30, 2018. Spouse: Harley B. Gehman. Parents: Alvin W. and Mamie Kulp. Children: Marilyn Zook, Louise O'Connell, Elaine Gehman, Allen Gehman; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 6 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Grace, Carl D., 87, Belleville, Pa., died Nov. 1, 2018. Spouse: Fern Grace. Parents: Elmer and Ethel Grace. Children: Sharon Bradshaw, Steve Grace; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 11 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Hartzler.- Mamie Kauffman, 104, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 14, 2018. Spouse: Cecil Clayton Hartzler (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Amanda Spichear Kauffman. Children: Carolyn Conley, Beryl Brubaker, Martha McGinnis, Mary Laub, Ruth May; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 18 at Strite Auditorium, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg.

Hochstedler.- Walter E., 90, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 24, 2018. Spouse: Florence Brandenberger Hochstedler. Parents: Willis and Nona Helmuth Hochstedler. Children: LaMar Hochstedler, Lance Hochstedler, Jacqueline Hochstedler; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 29 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Mark.- Scott Joseph, 52, Elkhart, Ind., died Nov. 9, 2018. Parents: George and Arlene Mark. Children: Anne Mark, John Mark, Brian Mark. Private burial will be held.

Martin.- Paul H., 97, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 31, 2018. Spouse: Dorothy Derstine Hackman Martin (deceased). Parents: Jacob Eby Martin and Rhoda May Eshleman Martin. Children: Ed Martin, Sharon Martin Bowman, Laurel Martin, Roger Martin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 1 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.

Martin.- Pauline Zimmerman, 81, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 3, 2018. Spouse: R. Larry Martin. Parents: Harvey B. and Alice Good Zimmerman. Children: Dawn Marie Martin Cousins, Steven L. Martin; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: July 14 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Maust.- Evelyn Juanita Brunk, 96, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 9, 2018. Spouse: Earl M. Maust (deceased). Parents: Elmer R. and Nannie Blosser Brunk. Children: Robert Maust, Dennis Maust; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 28 at the Auditorium of Eastern Mennonite High School.

Mecum.- Patricia J., 71, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 19, 2018. Parents: John and Dorothy Blough Mecum. Funeral: Oct. 22 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Peruchini.- Elaine Lillian Meeker, 80, Waynesboro, Va., died Nov. 15, 2018. Spouse: Chet Peruchini. Parents: William and Hilda Lyons Meeker. Children: Lisa Brady, Sheree Peruchini; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.

Stahl.- John M., 91, Freeman, S.D., died Dec. 4, 2018. Spouse: Deloris Hofer Stahl. Parents: Mike and Katie Gross Stahl. Children: Jackie Skibine, Marilyn Stahl, John David Stahl; seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: Dec. 10 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Stauffer.- Larry C., 80, Lincoln, Neb., died Oct. 17, 2018. Spouse: Betty Stauffer. Parents: Clarence and Viola Troyer Stauffer. Children: Michelle Johnston, Kevin Stauffer, Vance Stauffer; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 21 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford, Neb.

Stoltzfus.- Ruth Blough, 103, Lancaster, Pa., died Oct. 22, 2018. Spouse: John M. Stoltzfus (deceased). Parents: John and Emma Jane Gashaw Stoltzfus*. Children: Lois Ferguson, Robert Stoltzfus, Richard Stoltzfus; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa. *Last name should be Blough - see LP 2018 S2 - tlm

Stutzman.- Phyllis May King, 79, Hesston, Kan., died Oct. 17, 2018. Spouse: Doug Stutzman. Parents: Arami and Bertha Detweiler King. Children: Douglas Kent, David King Kauffman; one grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Swartz.- Margaret Penner, 83, Harrisonburg,Va., died Feb. 8, 2018. Spouse: Herbert Swartz. Parents: John and Anna Penner. Children: Heather Gaylord, Beth Benner, Patricia Whitelow, David Swartz; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 3 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Weaver.- John Jacob, 92, New Holland, Pa., died Oct. 15, 2018. Spouse: Rhoda Hess Weaver. Parents: Levi and Martha Brackbill Weaver. Children: Patti Hostetler, Scott Weaver, Pamela Cosco, Dale Kaufman; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 21 at Garden Spot Village, New Holland, Pa.

Weaver.- Kenneth L., 97, Metamora, Ill., died Nov. 24, 2018. Spouse: Irma Frey Weaver (deceased). Parents: Floyd and Hazel Lehman Weaver. Children: M. Duane Weaver, Douglas L. Weaver, Rodney L. Weaver, Beverly J. Riggins, Gregory J. Weaver; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Metamora Mennonite Church.

Wenger.- Herbert C., 92, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 31, 2018. Spouse: Marian Elizabeth Smith Wenger (deceased). Parents: A. Martin and Martha Rock Wenger. Children: Jane Wenger Clemens, Mike Wenger, Cheryl Wenger Dean, John Wenger; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 15 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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