The Mennonite - July 2019

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, July 2019, pages 36-37, Vol.22, No. 7.


Brenneman, Wallace "Wally," 84, Joetown, Iowa, died May 30. Spouse: Millie Dickinson Brenneman (deceased). Spouse: Marlene Shettler Brenneman (deceased). Children: Erick Brenneman, Thomas Brenneman; step-daughter: Ann Nida; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Iowa.

Brubaker, Allen, 81, Harrisonburg, Va., died March 2. Spouse: Erma R. Brubaker. Parents: Charles E. and Etta G. Brubaker. Children: Martha Cuomo, Myron Brubaker, Brian Brubaker, and Michael Brubaker; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Brubaker, Norah Grace, 10, Harrisonburg,Va., died April 19. Parents: Eric Stephen and Margaret "Peggy" Sterling Brubaker. Funeral: April 28 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg,

Buller, Mildred June Regier, 89, Newton, Kan., died May 10. Spouse: Franklin Allen Buller (deceased). Parents: Edward C. and Anna May Dick Regier. Children: Donita Eck, Keith Buller, Cheryl Nottingham, Dale Buller; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 14 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.

Detwiler, Debra Annette, 62, Goshen, Ind., died April 22, of cancer. Parents: Delbert and Helen Thut Detwiler. Children: Andy Brubaker, Martin Brubaker; one grandson. Funeral: May 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Diener, Herman John, 92, South Hutchinson, Kan., died June 9. Spouse: Mary Ellen Diener. Parents: Harry A. Diener and Amanda Selzer Diener. Children: Dawn Phares, Gary Diener, Dale Diener, Lance Diener; seven grandchildren; four great- grandchildren. Funeral: June 14 at Journey Mennonite Church, South Hutchinson,

Erb, Larry Lee, 80, Goshen, Ind., died April 16. Spouse: Sharon Metzler Erb. Parents: Menno and Lois Eichelberger Erb. Children: Richard Erb, Regina Vogelzang, Christopher Erb; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 20 at Yoder Culp funeral Home and Benton Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Ewell, James Edward, 68, New York City, N.Y., died May 7. Parents: Samuel and Lucille Ewell. Funeral: June 8 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Fecher, Deanna Kay Parsons, 53, Goshen, Ind., died May I0, of breast cancer. Parents: Kenneth Parsons and Marilyn Chapman Schrock. Children: Ashley Fecher Johar, Daniel Fecher, Michael Fecher, Caitlin Ricke; one grandchild. Funeral: May 18 at Benton Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Gonzalez, H. Theda Bitler, 81, Stevens, Pa., died May 21. Spouse: Luis A. Gonzalez (deceased). Parents: Henry and Jeanette McGown Bitler. Children: Luis R. Gonzalez, Bonita L. Rosa, Luis A. Gonzalez, Jr., Michael Gonzalez, Brenda L. Sensenig, Juanita M. Kreider, Teresa M. Breasette, Maria L. Boyd; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 23 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Guengerich, Allie Luella Davison, 95, Harrisonburg, Va., formally of Wellman and Kalona, Iowa, died April 8. Spouse: Lester Glen "L. Glen" Guengerich (deceased). Parents: Homer and Addie Neff Davison. Children: Lowell Guengerich, Elaine Miller, Galen Guengerich, Annette Ritter, Audrey Baylor; 12 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center, Harrisonburg, and April 16 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.

Hoover, Mary L. Miller, 83, Telford, Pa., died April 30. Spouse: Willis S. Hoover (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Ruth Harshbarger Miller. Children: Wendell Hoover, Glen Hoover, Roger Hoover, Lori Groff, Daryl Hoover, Brian Hoover; 14 grandchildren. Funeral: April 29 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Keeler, Daniel L., 80, Telford, Pa., died May 13. Spouse: Priscilla Oberholser Keeler. Parents: Milton and Lydia Leatherman Keeler. Children: Janice C. King, Kathleen R. Fretz; two grandchildren. Funeral: May I8 at Lutheran Community Chapel, Telford, Pa.

Longacher, Constance Elaine Brenneman, 82, Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 22. Spouse: Joseph W. Longacher Jr. Parents: Fred S. and Millie Page Brenneman. Children: Deirdre Smeltzer, Steven Longacher, Mark Longacher, and Karen Minatelli; six grandchildren. Funeral: March 23, at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Miller, Owen, Jr., 83, Goshen, Ind., died May 21. Spouse: Carol Miller Miller. Parents: Owen and Sarah Lehman Miller. Children: Rodney Miller, Tim Miller, Phillip Miller, Byron Miller; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 25 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Miller, Wilma Jean Classen, 70, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 2, of cancer. Spouse: Larry Dean Miller. Parents: Henry R.C. and Anna F. Reimer Classen. Children: Laurie Yoder, Andrew Miller; five grandchildren. Funeral: April 6 at Community Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Morse, Donald F., 81, Lowville, N.Y., died April 9. Spouse: Mary Lou Jantzi Morse. Parents: Gilbert and Marguerite Buckley Morse. Children: Brian S. Morse, Julie A. Belsterling; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Paw, Ku K'Paw, 12, Emmaus, Pa., died April 21, of complications from treatment for Leukemia. Parents: Ah Paung M. Bender and Jamie K'Paw. Sibling: Julia Paw Paung. Baptized member of Whiteha|| Mennonite Church, Whitehall, Pa. Funeral: April 26 at First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, Pa.

Penner, Winona Kaye Friesen, 78, North Newton, Kan., died May 11. Spouse: Virgil Penner. Parents: Fred and Tena Janzen Friesen. Children: Sondra Otto, Tom Penner; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.

Roth, Ora Roth, 84, Grand Island, Neb., died April 18. Spouse: Cloy Roth. Parents: Harry and Velma Miller Roth. Children: Tom Roth, Laurel Roth, Al Roth, Tony Roth; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 23 at Wood River Mennonite Church, Wood River, Neb.

Yoder, Galen LaVern, 93, Goshen, Ind., died April 10. Spouse: Esther Mishler Yoder (deceased). Parents: Edwin J. and Mollie Stoltzfus Yoder. Children: Retha Baer, Rosalie Yoder, Ronald Yoder, Roberta Bontrager, Rodney Yoder, Russell Yoder; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 25 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Zehr, Beatrice Bast, 96, Croghan, N.Y., died April 9. Spouse: Mark J. Zehr (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Mary Jutzi Bast. Children: Benjamin Zehr, Mark Zehr, Jr., Vaughan Zehr, Mary Grau, Jan Zehr, Nancy Anne Zehr; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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