The Mennonite - April 2007
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, April 3, 2007, page 27,
Vol. 10, No. 7.
Betts.- David, 20, Bryan, Ohio,
died March 2 from injuries sustained in a bus accident. Parents: Feroen
John and Joy Ramseyer Betts. Siblings: Rachel Elizabeth Swackhamer,
Sarah Ann Betts, Jacob James Betts. Funeral: March 9 at Bryan High
Burkholder.- Dorothy Laing, 93,
Pigeon, Michigan, died March 5. Spouse: Clarence Burkholder (deceased).
Parents: Edward and Hazel Miller Laing. Child: Betty Shetler; two
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Crystal
Springs Mennonite Church, Harper, Kan.
Chaple.- Maria M. Ayala, 81,
Hesston, Kan., died March 12. Spouse: Alberto Chaple (deceased).
Parents: Mario and Mercedes Ayala. Child: Jeanne Chaple; one
grandchild. Funeral: March 16 at Miller Funeral Home, Hesston.
Doerksen.- Nettie, S. Neufeld,
93, Inman, Kan., died March 13. Spouse: Pete R. Doerksen (deceased).
Parents: Henry F. and Agnes Schierling Neufeld. Children: Terry, James,
Jan Woods; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March
16 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.
Epp.- Paul F., 91, Newton,
Kan., died Feb. 9, of pneumonia. Spouse: Ruth Schmidt Epp. Parents:
Gerard and Cornelia Friesen Epp. Children: Verda Deckert, Weldon; five
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 13 at Tabor
Mennonite Church, Newton.
Fauver.- Sierra Lin, 17, Plain
City, Ohio, died March 4, from injuries sustained in an automobile
accident. Parents: Leonard and Theresa Casey Fauver. Siblings: Chelsea
Fauver, Wesley. Funeral: March 7 at Jonathan Alder High School, Plain
Godshall.- Horace B., Sr, 99,
Morwood, Pa., died March 8. Spouse: Ruth Snyder Godshall (deceased).
Parents: Sylvanus B. and Laura R. Barndt Godshall. Children: Marilyn
Derstine, Horace B., Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: March 12 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Pa.
Hostetler.- Gloria Grace Ebersole,
71, Louisville, Ohio, died March 7, of cancer. Spouse: Glenn Hostetler.
Parents: Allen and Nellie Miller Ebersole. Children: Renee Hathaway,
Mitch, Shannon; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral:
March 13 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.
Hunsberger.- Katherine Anne Nafziger,
74, Cambridge, Ont., died March 8 of Parkinson's disease and cancer.
Spouse: David Leslie Hunsberger (deceased). Parents: Amos and Nancy
Hunsberger*. Children: Peter, Fred, Robert, Kristine Atkinson; three
grandchildren. Funeral: March 12 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St.
Jacobs, Ont. *Posting note - Name should be Nafziger - tlm
Pankratz.- Elsie Penner, 96,
Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 22. Spouse: Henry J. Pankratz (deceased).
Parents: Abraham and Aganetha Balzer Penner. Children: Lenore Waltner,
Louise Kreider, Barbara Fast, Stanley; 10 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Bethel Mennonite Church,
Mountain Lake, Minn.
Rufenacht.- Erma E. Beck, 98,
Archbold, Ohio, died Feb. 24, Spouse: Reo Rufenacht (deceased).
Parents: Joseph and Amanda Baer Beck. Children: Marilyn Yoder, Marlene
Smucker, Dwayne; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two
great-great grandchildren. Funeral: March 1 at West Clinton Mennonite
Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Schafer.- Vera Habeggar, 92,
Bluffton, Ohio, died Feb. 21. Spouse: Glen Schafer (deceased). Parents:
Henry and Mary Anne Zimmerly Habeggar. Child: Ann Reichenbach; two
grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 26 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Shettler.- Elda Stutzman, 70,
Wellman, Iowa, died March 4. Spouse: Cecil Shettler. Parents: Manno and
Maggie Erb Stutzman. Funeral: March 8 at Wellman Mennonite Church.
Sowers.- Karen K. Mishler, 52,
Goshen, Ind., died March 3. Parents: Stanley E. and Norma F. Yoder
Mishler. Child: Shawn.
Slagell.- Goldie E., 85, Goshen, Ind., died
March 2. Parents: Joseph and Emma Schantz Slagell. Funeral: March 10 at
The Gathering Place, Greencroft, Goshen.
Stoltzfus.- Jason E., 75,
Carlsbad, N.M., died Feb. 16. Spouse: Miriam Clymer Stoltzfus. Parents:
Elmer and Sarah Glick Stoltzfus. Children: Winona Stoltzfus, Winifred,
Bernice Moyers, Darlene Reesor, Carmen Ramirez; 15 grandchildren; 2
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 20 at Carlsbad Mennonite Church.
Yoder.- Duane Robert, 87,
Kalona, Iowa, died March 6, of cancer. Spouse: Jeanette Miller Yoder.
Parents: Lewis and Arvilla Gingerich Yoder. Children: Karen Harvey,
Tom, Chuck; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: East
Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.
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The Mennonite, April 17, 2007
Brilhart, Don, 74, Scottdale,
Pa., died March 16 of heart failure. Parents: Frank and Anna
Harshbarger Brilhart. Funeral: March 21 at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Dare, Marguerite Hazel Roth,
86, Wayland, Iowa, died March 13 of a stroke. Spouse: John Dare
(deceased). Parents: Chris and Emma Reschly Roth. Children: John
Jacobsen, Kathy Anderson, Virginia Ross; 11 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Bethel Mennonite Church,
Detweiler, Dorothy Hershey Stauffer,
83, Woodbury, Pa., died March 19. Spouse: Robert Detweiler. Spouse:
Mark B. Stauffer (deceased). Parents: Willis and Ruth Hershey.
Children: Heidi Lucius, Thomas; seven grandchildren. Funeral: March 22
at Martinsburg Mennonite Church, Martinsburg, Pa.
Friesen, David B., 95, Altona,
Man., died March 11. Spouse: Susana Derksen Friesen (deceased).
Parents: Bernhard B. and Aganetha Wiebe Friesen. Children: Gladys
Hildebrand, Evelyn Isaac, Marge Schellenberg; eight grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 8 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church,
Guengerich, Willard Eldon, 96,
Parker, Colo., died Feb. 11. Spouse: Verna Linda Enns Guengerich
(deceased). Parents: Joel and Magdalena Yoder Guengerich; Ella Fisher
Guengerich. Children: Vernerd, Elaine Kauffman, Genelle, Joelene
Johnson; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial services:
Feb. 16 at Glenwood Mennonite Church, Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Feb
17 at Peace Mennonite Community Church, Aurora, Colo.
Hildebrant, Menno John, 72,
Altona, Man., died Jan. 7. Spouse: Nora Dueck Hildebrant. Spouse: Helen
Heinrichs Hildebrant (deceased). Parents: Frank L. Hildebrant.
Children: Wendy Desjarlais, Darlene Hildebrant, Sharon Gareau, Leonard,
Lorna Clutterham, Sylvia Funk, Audrey Schmidt, Brad Dueck, Rod Dueck.
Funeral: Jan. 12 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.
Kerr, Lois Zehr Smith, 85, West
Liberty, Ohio, died March 22. Spouse: Ralph Kerr (deceased). Spouse:
James Smith (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Mary Lehman Zehr. Child:
Karl Smith; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral:
March 28 at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, Lowville, N.Y.
Krueger, Mary Hamm, 93, Altona,
Man., died Jan. 28. Spouse: Henry J. Krueger (deceased). Parents: Peter
J. and Anna Klippenstein Hamm. Child: Edna Peters; one grandchild;
three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 8 at Bergthaler Mennonite
Loewen, Anne, 92, Eastview
Place, Altona, Man., died Dec. 8, 2006. Spouse: Al Loewen. Parents:
David E. and Sarah Klippenstein Friesen. Children: Gerald, Ken,
Margaret Reimer, Karen Guenther; nine grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 12 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church,
Martin, Melvin Myer, 74,
Randallstown, Md., died March 13 of heart disease. Spouse: Arlene Saks
Martin. Parents: Christian Zimmerman and Alva Myer Martin. Children:
Jackie Hair, Wes; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: March 19 at Neffsville
Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.
Musselman, Jeanine Groff, 43,
Harleysville, Pa., died March 13 of a brain tumor. Spouse: Kendall D.
Musselman. Parents: Larry and Kathleen G. Groff. Children: Miles,
Forrest. Funeral: March 18 at Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, Pa.
Nussbaum, Frances “Fritzi” Mauger,
68, Akron, Pa., died March 21. Spouse: Donferd Nussbaum. Parents:
Francis and Charlotte Edwards Mauger. Children: Eric, Kathy Eberly,
Kristy Zehr; six grandchildren. Funeral: March 24 at Akron Mennonite
Pauls, Justina Wiens, 97,
Inman, Kan., died March 20. Spouse: Jake Pauls (deceased). Parents: Dr.
Jacob H. and Katherine Doerksen Wiens. Children: Leo W., Janice D.
Tolmachoff, Jeanette A. Heineken; 11 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 23 at Bethel Mennonite Church,
Ray, Dorothea Bechtel, 58,
Souderton, Pa., died Feb. 21. Spouse: Kenneth M. Ray, Jr. Parents:
Norman H. and Irene Souder Bechtel. Children: Michael Eckman, Clinton
Holmes, Elaine Holmes, Johanna Mearns, Jennifer Ray, Kathryn Ray,
Eleanor Ray; six grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 26 at Vincent Mennonite
Church, Spring City, Pa.
Rupp, Donald R., 84, Wauseon,
Ohio, died Feb. 16 of an embolism. Spouse: Doris Wyse Rupp. Parents:
Ira and Sarah Yoder Rupp. Children: Jerry, Peggy Wysong, Michael, Mary
Nuberg, Susan Rupp, Cathy Rupp Huner; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb.
19 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon.
Shope, Wilson Reynolds, 93,
Scottdale, Pa., died Feb. 13 of scepsis. Spouse: Marjorie Miller Shope.
Parents: William and Grace Shope. Children: Marjorie Stover, Wilma
Ryan, Mary Allison, Alma Stoner; 14 grandchildren; 34
great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 17 at
Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale.
Short, Ruth R. Grieser, 93,
Archbold, Ohio, died March 21. Spouse: Harold Short (deceased).
Parents: Ephriam and Jemima Baer Grieser. Children: Colenzo, Shirley
Gerber Nofziger, Connie Short; seven grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 25 at Zion Mennonite Church,
Stewart, Kathy Rensberger Meck,
60, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died March 4. Spouse: Bill Stewart. Spouse:
Mervin Earl Meck (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Clara Roth Rensberger.
Children: David Meck, Nancy Meck. Funeral: March 10 at St. Peter the
Fisherman Episcopal Church, New Smyrna Beach.
Weaver, Verna Caroline Yoder,
91, Goshen, Ind., died March 18. Spouse: Joseph Allen Weaver
(deceased). Parents: Olen and Barbara Mishler Yoder. Children: Jane
Weaver; Carol Weaver; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at Eighth
Street Mennonite Church, Goshen.
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