The Mennonite - March 2019
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, March 2019, pages 36-37, Vol. 22, No. 3.
Bollinger.- Janet Wenger, 91, Harrisonburg, Va., died Dec. 29, 2018. Spouse: Paul Steven Bollinger (deceased). Children: Phyllis Branner, Gail Anderson, Joetta Waring, Steven Bollinger, Michael Bollinger, Edward Bollinger; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 4 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Diffenderfer.- Elizabeth S. Shirk, 91, Leola, Pa., died Jan. 13. Spouse: Melvin N. Diffenderfer. Parents: Jonathan and Elizabeth Martin Shirk. Children: Leroy Diffenderfer, June Diffenderfer, Charles Diffenderfer, Barbara Rissler, Darrell Diffenderfer, Elaine Hoover, Eileen Wenger; 20 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 19 at New Holland Mennonite Church, New Holland, Pa.
Eby.- Martin Zeiset, 97, Harrisonburg, Va., died Dec. 28, 2018. Spouse: Lydia Pearl Heishman Eby (deceased). Parents: Henry Musser Eby and Anna Mae Zeiset Eby. Children: Ralph Eby, Jim Eby; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 5 at Strite Auditorium at VMRC, Harrisonburg.
Geckle.- Albert A., 88, Belleville, Pa., died Nov. 21, 2018. Spouse: Clara G. Gunter Geckle (deceased). Parents: Albert Joseph Geckle and Marthette Gatchell Geckle. Children: Lynn Peachey, Daniel A. Geckle, Michael K. Geckle; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 28 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.
Gomez.- Lou Jr., 68, Newton, Kan., died Oct. 17, 2018. Spouse: Elizabeth Raid. Mother: Frances Gomez. Children: Kisha Slay, Christopher Gomez, Rachel Pankratz, Lisa Pankratz, Matthew Pankratz; 13 grandchildren. Celebration of life: Oct. 26 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan.
Grace.- Carl D., 87, Belleville, Pa., died Nov. 1, 2018. Spouse: Fern Smucker Grace. Parents: Elmer Wade Grace and Ethel I. Bratton Grace. Children: Sharon Bradshaw, Steven Grace, Catherine Grace; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 6 at Maple Grove Church, Belleville.
Haines.- Roger P., 86, Mishawaka, Ind., died Feb. 2. Spouse: Charlene Sommer Haines. Parents: Percival J. and Emma Schrock Haines. Children: Brad Haines, Stephanie Horner, Stacy Krahn; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 10 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Hartman.- Doris Maxine Miller, 91, Wakarusa, Ind., died Jan. 24. Spouse: John Lowell Hartman (deceased). Parents: Theodore Hartman and Ruth Miller Barkey Hartman. Children: Jim Hartman, Sandi Richard, Barbara Hartman; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 29 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Hunsberger.- Edna Martin, 96, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 11. Spouse: Paul A. Hunsberger (deceased). Parents: Ishmael and Fanny Snyder Martin. Children: Joy Beiler, Gay Lehman, Gloria Schwartz, Grace Roth, Ray Hunsberger; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 19 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
King.- Laura Ann Shenk, 95, Scottdale, Pa., died Jan. 3. Spouse: Kenneth King (deceased). Parents: Jacob B. and Laura Elizabeth Shenk. Child: Janice Brubacher; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 5 at Scottdale Mennonite Church.
Kreider.- Norman Herr, 85, Harrisonburg,Va., died Dec. 22, 2018. Spouse: Dorothy Lehman Kreider. Parents: Elmer H. and Mary A. Herr Kreider. Children: Emily Gelser, Jeanette Hershey, Marcia & Andy Smith; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 27 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Nice.- Fern Amy Roth, 83, Albany, Ore., died Jan. 9. Spouse: Robert Nice. Parents: Amos and Sarah Stalter Roth. Children: Linda Dibble, Julia Todd, Kendra Schlabach, Carmen Nice; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 19 at Albany Mennonite Church.
Rittenhouse.- Elizabeth "Betty" M., 82, Lansdale, Pa., died Jan. 6. Parents: J. Warren L. and Mabel S. Musselman Rittenhouse. Funeral: Jan. 26 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.
Schrag.- Janelle Renae Schmidt, 50, Kansas City, Mo., died Dec. 7, 2018. Spouse: David M. Schrag. Parents: Arlo and Teresa Schmidt. Children: Hannah Schrag, Larissa Schrag. Funeral: Dec. 11 at Rainbow Mennonite Church, Kansas City.
Short, Doris M. Schmucker, 88, West Unity, Ohio, died Jan. 12. Spouse: LaMar Short (deceased). Parents: George and Sylvia Short Schmucker. Children: Gordon Short, Kathi Bauer, Randy Short, Lynn Short, Kris Griffiths; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 12 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Sprunger.- Charles E., 86, Lansdale, Pa. and Trappe, Pa., died Jan. 9. Spouse: Geraldine Reiff Sprunger. Parents: Vernon J. and Lilly Bachman Sprunger, Children: Kathy Harnley, Joel Sprunger, Charlene Lapp; one grandson, two step-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 15 at Dock Woods Community Chapel, Lansdale.
Wenger.- Eugene Eby, 77, Harrisonburg,Va., died Nov. 21, 2018. Spouse: Aldeen Grace Yoder Wenger. Parents: John S. and Marian Eby Wenger. Child: Jennifer Wright; three grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 1 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Widrick.- Robert Nelson, 87, Lowville, N.Y., died Dec. 8, 2018. Spouse: Muriel Ruth Roggie Widrick. Parents: Jonas and Lucille Powers Widrick. Children: Sharon Curry, Dale Widrick, Keith Widrick, Brenda Malone; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 12 at Lowville Mennonite Church.
Yoder.- Esther Berniece Mishler, 90, Goshen, Ind,, died Dec. 12, 2018. Spouse: Galen L. Yoder. Parents: Sanford N. and Millie Nusbaum Mishler. Children: Retha Baer, Rosalie Yoder, Ronald Yoder, Roberta Bontrager, Rodney Yoder, Russel Wayne Yoder; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 17 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Yutzy.- Katherine, 91, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 23, 2018. Parents: Emery and Florence Kramer Yutzy. Funeral: Jan. 5 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Transcribed by: John Ingold