The Mennonite - June, 1999

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite - Volume 2, Number 21, June 1, 1999 - page 13

Beck, Ivah Ruth Frey, 88, Archbold, Ohio, died April 30. Spouse: Kenneth Beck (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Anna Frey (deceased). Survivors: children Mervin, Richard; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 3 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Becker, Dietrich, 101, Glendale, Ariz., died April 30. Spouse: Gladyne Becker. Parents: Jacob and Mary Jantz Becker (deceased). Other survivors: children Lea Sanner, Velma Frank; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 2 at Glencroft Chapel, Glendale.

Brubacher, Raymond, 77, St. Jacobs, Ont., died April 27. Spouse: Emma Horst Brubacher. Parents: Clayton and Lydia Kilmer Brubacher (deceased). Other survivors: children Carolyn Carr, Sandra Mohr, Don, Bruce, Mark; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 30 at St. Jacobs (Ont.) Mennonite Church.

Byerly, Trisia Yuvonne, 22, Des Allemands, La., died April 28 from an auto accident. Parents: Doug and Reba Byerly. Other survivors: brother and sisters Gene, Katina Cortez, Lisa Tregle. Funeral: May 5 at Des Allemands (La.) Mennonite Church.

Kropf, Velda Curtis, 86, Halsey, Ore., died April 4. Survivors: children Arzalea Hostetler, Joyce Gingerich, Delwin, Larry, Veldon; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: April 8 at Albany (Ore.) Mennonite Church.

Landis, Heber, 77, Telford, Pa., died May 1. Spouse: Betty Musselman Landis. Parents: Dayton and Mattie Landes Landis (deceased). Other survivors: children Deborah Godshall, Michael; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Souderton, Pa.

Miller, Leroy, 93, Johnstown, Pa., died March 23 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Elizabeth Spory Miller (deceased). Parents: Mahlon and Lydia Mishler Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Paul, Melda; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 25 at Davidsville, Pa.

Rich, Wanda Lugbill, 80, Archbold, Ohio, died April 27 of a stroke. Spouse: Clarence Rich (deceased). Parents: Sylvanus and Mary Lugbill (deceased). Survivors: children Phillip, Mary Liechty, Karen Ruth; eight grandchildren; one grandchild. Funeral: April 30 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold. -- Transcriber's note: "eight grandchildren; one grandchild" is what it says in original.

, Chris, 97, Freeman, S.D., died April 16. Spouse: Elsie Graber Saner. Parents: John and Lena Flickinger Saner (deceased). Other survivors: children Delmar, Jerroll; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 19 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Troyer, Charity Irene Gingerich, 92, Hesston, Kan., died April 18. Spouse: Menno Troyer (deceased). Parents: Amos and Nannie Yoder Gingerich (deceased). Survivors: children Leabell Miller, Marilyn Hartman, Curtis, Paul; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 21 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston.

Unruh, Elma, 95, Marion, S.D., died April l. Spouse: August Unruh (deceased). Parents: John and Sarah Schrag Kaufman (deceased). Survivors: children Jaraine Hansen, Ronald, Darred, Rodney, Gary; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 6 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Yoder, Katie, 90, Orrville, Ohio, died May 2. Spouse: Daniel Yoder (deceased). Parents: Andrew and Amanda Yoder (deceased). Survivors: children Darrel, Marty Troyer, Esther Short; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Orrville (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Yoder, Mabel Smucker, 90, Barhamsville, Va., died April 29. Spouse: Amos Yoder (deceased). Parents: Daniel Smucker and Verna Mast (deceased). Survivors: children Margaret Fries, Harold, Marion Delagrange, Dorothy Miller; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 3 at Warwick River Mennonite Church, Newport News, Va.

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The Mennonite - Volume 2, Number 22, June 8, 1999 - page 13

Baer, Lois Grove, 86, Frostburg, Md., died May 8 of a stroke. Spouse: Adam Baer (deceased). Parents: John and Almeda Landis Grove (deceased). Survivors: children Anna Holloway, Adam Jr., John Grove; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 12 at Chambersburg, Pa.

Bradshaw, Margaret Knipping, 76, Bloomington, Ill., died April 17 of cancer. Spouse: Kenneth Bradshaw (deceased). Parents: Louis and Mary Knipping (deceased). Survivors: son Doug Poag; five grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Bloomington.

Curran, Donald, 76, Phoenix, died May 9 of cancer. Spouse: Carol Curran. Parents: Fredrick and Florence Curran (deceased). Funeral: May 12 at First Mennonite Church, Phoenix.

Davidhizar, Otis, 89, Wakarusa, Ind., died May 4 of a stroke. Spouse: Mary Davidhizar. Parents: Enos and Martha Butler Davidhizar (deceased). Other survivors: children Eleanor Shoup, Nancy Parcell, James; seven grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 9 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.

Eicher, James, 74, Archbold, Ohio, died May 3. Spouse: Grace Stamm Eicher. Parents: Arthur and Bertha Eicher (deceased). Other survivors: children Jeanette Rice, Joyce Bedsworth, David, Peter, Curt; 14 grandchildren. Funeral: May 7 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Gerber, Willard, 80, Shipshewana, Ind., died May 7. Spouse: Clara Miller Gerber (deceased). Parents: John and Alta Umstead Gerber (deceased). Foster parents: Ammon and Katie Yoder (deceased). Survivors: children Marlene Stutzman, Richard, Philip; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 10 at Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka, Ind.

Glick, Jesse, 91, Belleville, Pa., died May 8. Spouse: Margaret Heckman Glick. Parents: Gideon and Nannie Yoder Glick (deceased). Other survivors: children Jesse Jr., John; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Goering, Elmer, 84, Moundridge, Kan., died April 25. Spouse: Gladys Goering. Other survivors: children Jon, Wynn. Funeral: April 28 at First Mennonite Church of Christian, Moundridge, Kan.

Hackman, Lester Moyer, 87, Des Allemands, La., died May 9. Spouse: Mabel Wenger Hackman. Parents: Henry and Annie Moyer Hackman (deceased). Other survivors: children Gordon, Robert, Lester Jr., Polly Duhe, Frances Wood. Funeral service: May 9 and 10 at Des Allemands Mennonite Church.

Hershberger, James, 83, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died May 14 of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Esther Miller Hershberger. Parents: Len and Alta Hostetler Hershberger (deceased). Other survivors: children Mark, Joel, Constance Monaghan, Malinda Hershberger Hershberger; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at Walnut Creek (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Janzen, Erna, 79, Goessel, Kan., died May 13. Parents: Dietrich and Lena Schmidt Janzen (deceased). Funeral: May 17 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Kauffman, Archie "Junior," 63, Albany, Ore., died May 11 of a heart attack. Parents: Archie and Edna Hershberger Kauffman (deceased). Memorial service: May 17 at Albany, Ore.

Kropf, Seleda Everatt, 89, Kitchener, Ont., died May 3. Spouse: Lorne Kropf (deceased). Parents: John and Catherine Brunk Everatt (deceased). Survivors: children Marlene Ueberschlag, James; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.

Miller, Chris, 95, Freeman, S.D., died May 1. Spouse: Helen Graber Miller (deceased). Parents: Jonathan and Anna Graber Miller (deceased). Survivors: daughter Judy Gross; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Roszhart, Ethel Bernice, 89, Chenoa, Ill., died April 27. Spouse: George Roszhart (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth Salzman Stalter (deceased). Survivors: daughter Evelyn May; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at Waldo Mennonite Church, Flanagan, Ill.

Stamm, Denver, 72, Archbold, Ohio, died May 3. Spouse: Jeanne Stamm. Parents: Gustar and Priscilla Stamm (deceased). Other survivors: children Mark, Tina Lange, Tana Sauder; eight grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Stryker, Ohio.

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The Mennonite - Volume 2, Number 23, June 15, 1999 - page 12

Augustine, Mary, 85, Archbold, Ohio, died May 11. Parents: Simon and Minerva Rychener Augustine (deceased). Funeral: May 14 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Brubacher, John, 74, Burr Oak, Mich., died May 14 of cancer. Spouse: Doris Hostetler Brubacher. Parents: William and Anne Weaver Brubacher (deceased). Other survivors: children Janet, Judy Holbrook, Joyce McManus, Jill Hescott, Kristine Pratt, Carol Armstrong, John, Jim; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Burr Oak.

Kraemer, Edna Brubacher, 65, Cambridge, Ont., died May 14. Spouse: Levi Kraemer (deceased). Survivors: children Bruce, Ruby, Dorothy Freymond, Karen Wilde, Kevin; eight grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at Hawkesville (Ont.) Mennonite Church.

Layman, Nina Elizabeth Heatwole, 92, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 7. Spouse: Clement Layman (deceased). Parents: Amos and Sallie Johnson Heatwole (deceased). Survivors: children Wilbur, Ruth Yost; foster son Charles Comer; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: April 10 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Lippert, Harlan, 91, Lyndon, Kan., died May 21. Spouse: Bertha Lippert. Parents: Robert and Bessie Lippert (deceased). Other survivors: children Ken, Ray; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 24 at Lyndon.

Martin, Bertha Viola, 105, Waynesboro, Va., died May 23. Parents: Daniel and Savilla Driver Martin (deceased). Funeral: May 26 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.

Oswald, Velma Edith, 86, Millersburg, Ohio, died May 17. Spouse: Corliss Oswald (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Rhoda May Brubaker (deceased). Survivors: daughter Barbara Crider; one grandchild. Funeral: May 20 at Millersburg (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Vansickle, Revae Rudicel, 85, Burrton, Kan., died May 12. Spouse: Cecil Vansickle. Parents: Charley and Allie Davis Rudicel (deceased). Other survivors: children Gerald, Laquita Boyd; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Buhler (Kan.) Mennonite Church.

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The Mennonite - Volume 2, Number 24, June 22, 1999 - page 13

Davis, Roger Lee, 49, Waynesboro, Va., died April 2. Spouse: Mary Martin Davis. Parents: Kathleen Gutshall (deceased) and Crawford Davis. Other survivors: children Corey, Brett. Funeral: April 5 at Lynside Mennonite Church, Lyndhurst, Va.

Diem, Donald, 43, Lebanon, Pa., died May 20 from an automobile accident. Spouse: Elaine Diem. Mother: Arlene Diem. Other survivors: children Cheryl Davidson, Doug, Roger, Marvin; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 25 at Myerstown (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Eash, Jesse Leon, 59, Sarasota, Fla., died April 28 of cancer. Spouse: Fern Eash. Parents: Levi and Fannie Eash (deceased). Other survivors: children Lynne, Lowell. Funeral: May 4 at Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla.

Friesen, Ed, 63, Edmonton, died April 28. Spouse: Faye Roth Friesen. Other survivors: children Sherilyn, Kenton, Patty Friesen Preheim. Funeral: May 1 at Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield, Alta.

Hooley, Mary Gibson Reinhardt, 88, Goshen, Ind., died May 19. Spouse: (1st) Maurice Gibson (deceased); (2nd) Orvin Hooley (deceased). Parents: John and Lizzie (Miller) Reinhardt. Survivors: son Milton; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 24 at Kouts, Ind.

Kief, Loren, 88, Albany, Ore., died May 22 of a stroke. Spouse: Nellie Kief. Parents: Albert and Henrietta Kief (deceased). Other survivors: children Judy Bacher, Ron, Jewell Stanley, Jim; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 26 at Albany (Ore.) Mennonite Church.

Mellinger, Florence Tyson, 85, Lancaster, Pa., died May 26. Spouse: Jacob Mellinger (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Emma Stauffer Tyson (deceased). Survivors: stepdaughters Mary Mellinger, Grace Landis, Ruth Shertzer. Funeral May 31 at Lancaster.

Nussbaum, Luella Hofstetter, 83, Dalton, Ohio, died May 17 of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Clarence Nussbaum. Parents: Abraham and Elizabeth Kratzer Hofstetter (deceased). Other survivors: children Gary, Dale, Loretta Amstutz, Brenda; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 21 at Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Yoder, Ben, 88, Sarasota, Fla., died May 28. Spouse: Laura Yoder. Parents: Jonas and Katie Yoder (deceased). Funeral: June 1 at Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

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