The Mennonite - January 2020

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, January 2020, pages36-37, Vol. 23, No. 1.


Beidler.- Rodney "Rod" Metz, 62, Perkasie, Pa., died April 23, 2019. Spouse: Wendy Lou Rice Beidler. Parents: Willard and Mamie Metz Beidler. Children: Travis W. Beidler, Marissa K. Moyer; three grandchildren. Funeral: June 15, 2019, at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Benner.- Norma Halteman, 94, Souderton, Pa., died May 27, 2019. Spouse: LeRoy Y. Benner (deceased). Parents: Preston and Katie Bower Halteman. Children: Karen F. Hunsberger, Beverly D. Hoffman, Orrin and Cedric Benner; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 31, 2019, at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Bishop.- Webster H., 92, Perkasie, Pa., died June 5, 2019. Spouse: Caroline A. Royer Bishop. Parents: Warren A. and Ida H. Hess Bishop. Children: Hope Ruschmann, Dale Weaver, Thomas Weaver, Sandra Renner, Carrie Rice; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral; June 8, 2019, at St. Andrews Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Egly.- George C. Jr., 85, Bedminster Township, Pa., died Aug. 20, 2019. Spouse: Linda Sims Stapleton Egly. Parents: George C. Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Baust Egly. Children: Eileen M. Tennant, George C. III and William C. Egly, Shane M. Stapleton; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 28, 2019, at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Harley.- Thelma Mae, 104, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 21, 2019. Spouse: Paul Lockhart Harley (deceased). Parents: A. Martin and Martha Rock Wenger. Children: Kathleen M. Aeschliman, P. David and John W. Harley; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

Henry.- Ronald J., 80, Sellersville, Pa., died July 2, 2019. Spouse: Judy A. Foster Henry. Parents: Benjamin and Hilda Carden Henry. Children: Deborah J. Hager and Ronald J. Henry; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 28, 2019, at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Kleinsasser.- Kathryn E. Hofer., 91, Freeman, S.D., died Nov. 4, 2019. Spouse: Amos J. Kleinsasser (deceased). Parents: Mike K. and Anna J. Walter Hofer. Children: Robert and Michael (deceased) Kleinsasser; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 9, 2019, at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Landis.- Larry H., 70, Middlebury Center, Pa., died Aug. 12, 2019. Spouse: Beverly Landis (deceased). Parents: Henry and Doris Halteman Landis. Children: Bradley Landis and Amy Stefanowicz; three grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 24, 2019, at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Leaman.- Paul Groff, 87, Lititz, Pa., died Nov. 22, 2019. Spouse: Erma Lois Groff Leaman. Parents: Sanford and Mary Groff Leaman. Children: Jay M., Carl E. and Stephen R. Leaman, Naomi Jean Weaver and Paul G. Leaman; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 29, 2019, at Landis Homes, Lititz.

Miller.- Mary Jo Bontrager, 86, South Bend, Ind., died Oct. 17, 2019. Spouse: Lloyd D. Miller. Parents: Amos T. and Kathryn Grace Miller Bontrager. Child: Roslyn Ricker; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 25, 2019, at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend.

Ranck.- Kathleen Virginia Martin, 92, Lititz, Pa., died Nov. 12, 2019. Spouse: Donald Ranck (deceased). Parents: Jacob Halloween and Elsie Martin. Children: Beth L. Yoder and K. Louise Ranck; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 24, 2019, at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Ricker.- John William, 49, South Bend, Ind., died May 30, 2019, in a traffic accident. Spouse: Roslyn Elizabeth Miller Ricker. Parents: William W. and Joyce A. O'Neil Ricker (deceased). Children: Zoe and Ava Ricker. Funeral: June 4, 2019, at Guisinger Chapel, South Bend.

Rupp.- Roger L., 75, Pettisville, Ohio, died Oct. 30, 20l9. Spouse: Peggy Ann Nafziger Rupp. Parents: Sylvan and Pearl Frey Rupp. Children: Philip and Barry Rupp, Sheri Fry, Natalie King; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 7, 2019, at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Swartley.- Lawrence A., 90, Doylestown, Pa., died Jan. l9, 2019. Spouse: Ruth M. Moyer Swartley (deceased). Parents: Elias and Mary Ann Alderfer Swartley. Children: Sharon Landes, Donald, Thomas and Michael Swartley; 11 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 2, 2019, at Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Homes.

Swartley.- Ruth M. Moyer, 88, Souderton, Pa., died June 3, 2019. Spouse: Lawrence A. Swartley (deceased). Parents: Dwight and Elizabeth Yothers Moyer. Children: Sharon Landes, Donald, Thomas and Michael Swartley; ll grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 24, 2019, at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Swartley.- Willard Myers, 83, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 6, 2019. Spouse: Mary Lapp Swartley. Parents: William Henry and Ida Myers Swartley. Children: Louisa Renee Swartley Oyer and Kenton Eugene Swartley; seven grandchildren (one deceased). Funeral at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Troyer.- Elroy Roy, 95, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 21, 2019. Spouse: Alberta Cross Troyer, Parents: Samuel and Sarah Yoder Troyer. Children: Sue A. Egli, LaVonda K. Waldron, Jolene F. Miller. Steven C., Kermit L. and Lavon Troyer; 14 grandchildren (one deceased); 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 24, 2019, at North Goshen Mennonite Church.

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