The Mennonite - June 2007
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, June 5, 2007,
pages 26-27, Vol. 10, No. 11.
Baumgartner.- Elvera Merry Miller,
82, Castorland, N.Y., died May 10. Spouse: Nelson Baumgartner
(deceased). Spouse: Stanley Merry (deceased). Parents: Leon and Ethel
Austin Miller. Children: Linda Seitz, Kay Monnat, Pam Salaway, Brandt;
10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at First
Mennonite Church of New Bremen, Lowville, N.Y.
Beyer.- Mark W., 74, Kinzers,
Pa., died April 26. Spouse: Mildred Hershey Beyer. Parents: Russel and
Mary Wissler Beyer. Children: John, Jay, Jerry; six grandchildren.
Funeral: April 30 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers.
Boshart.- Clayton, 96,
Lowville, N.Y., died May 10. Spouse: Florence Bast Boshart (deceased).
Parents: Eli and Katie Kennel Boshart. Children: Harold, Gerald,
Richard, Clifford, Shirley Widrick; 17 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at First Mennonite Church of New
Derstine.- Marvin G., 89,
Souderton, Pa., died March 20. Spouse: Pauline G. Moyer Derstine.
Parents: Herbert A. and Lillian Godshall Derstine. Children: Patricia
A. Halteman, Paul M., Roy M., Dale M. Betty L. Kulp, Nancy R. Moyer; 17
grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 24 at Blooming
Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Dintaman.- Carl E., 91,
LaGrange, Ind., died April 26. Spouse: Salina Christner Dintaman
(deceased). Parents: George and Edna Pearl Yoder Dintaman. Children:
Phyllis Stutzman, Carol Birky, Pamela Dintaman, Phil, Carl P., Stephen;
14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 2 at Shore
Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.
Eberly.- Norman N., 90, New
Holland, Pa., died May 8. Spouse: Ruth M. Landis Eberly (deceased).
Parents: Amos and Mary Nolt Eberly. Children: Paul, Glenn, Marian
Eisenberger, Joyce Nolt, Darlene Lapp, Karen Frank,Thelma Eberly; 15
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at Groffdale
Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Eshleman.- Lee Edward, 43,
Harrisonburg, Va., died unexpectedly May 17. Spouse: Reagan Boshart
Eshleman. Parents: J. Robert and Rosalie Hartman Eshleman. Children:
Nicholas Alan Boshart, Sarah Eileen Boshart, Gabriel Robert Eshleman.
Funeral: May 21 at Eastern Mennonite University Lehman Auditorium,
Fulmer.- Kathryn Hunsberger,
84, Sellersville, Pa., died April 21. Spouse: Marvin D. Fulmer
(deceased). Parents: Earl and Estelle Detweiler Hunsberger. Children:
Rose Allebach, Richard; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral: April 24 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Grove.- Florence Stombaugh, 91,
Archbold, Ohio, died April 19. Spouse: Kedric Grove (deceased).
Parents: Leo and Ada Good Stombaugh. Children: Dr. Deam, Milan, Myrna
Grove; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 28 at Lockport Mennonite
Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Guth.- Ronald Arthur, 82,
Flanagan, Ill., died April 20 following a long struggle with cancer.
Parents: Arthur and Erma Yordy Guth. Funeral: April 23 at Prairieview
Mennonite Church, Flanagan.
Headings.- Mary Helen, 92, West
Liberty, Ohio, died April 30. Parents: Frank and Lydia Hilty Headings.
Funeral: May 4 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty.
Herschberger.- Barbara M. Schrock,
86, Arthur, Ill., died May 2. Spouse: Joas A. Herschberger. Parents:
Menno and Lydia Gingerich Schrock. Children: Menno, Lovina Jess,
Willmer, Alvin, Dena Schrock, Irene Herschberger, Ella Yoder; 40
grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at the Joas
Herschberger residence, Arthur.
Hershberger.- Clyde, 94,
Kalona, Iowa, died April 26. Spouse: Ollie Brenneman Hershberger.
Parents: Ammon and Lydia Gascho Hershberger. Children: Cecil, Elaine
Cole, Bea Knepp, Herb, Linda Cole, Larry; 23 grandchildren; 40
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 30
at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Hershberger.- Olen, 80,
Louisville, Ohio, died May 12. Parents: David and Ida Crilow
Hershberger. Funeral: May 16 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.
Janzen.- Herman Jacob, 73,
Newton, Kan., died April 20. Spouse: Shirley Reed Janzen. Spouse: Ruth
Claassen Janzen (deceased). Parents: John P. and Helene Claassen
Janzen. Children: Bruce Janzen, Susan Janzen, Lisa Janzen Scott,
Russell. Stepchildren: Paoul Claycamp, Cathy Ketterman, Marsha Geyer;
seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; eight
step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Zion Mennonite Church,
Kaufman.- Adeline Boese, 104,
Marion, S.D., died May 12. Spouse: Harry Kaufman (deceased). Parents:
Abraham and Helena Buller Boese. Children: Lorraine Ortman, Maynard,
Alice Suderman, Anette Eisenbeis, S. Roy; 25 grandchildren; 53
great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at
Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Martin.- Robert E., 73, Leola,
Pa., died May 1. Spouse: Janet G. Martin. Parents: Mahlon W. and Elsie
V. Harnish Martin. Children: Michael, Jeffrey, Kathy Frey, Janae
Smiley; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: May 7 at Groffdale Mennonite Church,
Martin.- Venerva Burkhart, 86,
Kitchener, Ont., died March 14. Spouse: David F. Martin (deceased).
Parents: Simeon and Mary Ann Bauman Burkhart. Children: Margaret
Legate, Gerald, Doris Herbison, Keli Martin, Roy; eight grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Floradale Mennonite
Church, Floradale, Ont.
Miller.- John Wertz, 84,
Kalona, Iowa, died March 28 following a long illness. Spouse: Arlene
Hochstetler Miller. Parents: Urie and Amanda Wertz Miller. Children:
Jane Gingerich, Julie Derstine; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 2 at
Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona.
Pankratz.- F. Carl, 88,
Reedley, Calif., died May 15 following a short illness. Spouse: Mildred
Pankratz. Parents: Abraham and
Elizabeth Pankratz. Children: Sheila Bonds, Sharon Perez, Mark, Eric;
nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at First
Mennonite Church, Reedley.
Pletcher.- Ralph, 88, Goshen,
Ind., died March 30. Spouse: Jennie Kauffman Pletcher (deceased).
Parents: Amasa and Maude Hershberger Pletcher. Children: Lawrence, Alma
Jean Pletcher, Kenneth; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 3 at
Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Preheim.- Loren, 66, Lancaster,
Pa., died Feb. 14. Spouse: Rosalia Preheim. Parents: Edward J. and Alma
Ortman Preheim. Children: Loren Misha, Christopher. Funeral: May 5 at
Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Schloneger.- John A., 90,
Louisville, Ohio, died May 1 of cancer. Spouse: Amy Schloneger.
Parents: Amos and Amanda Sommers Schloneger. Children: Norma Erb,
Gerald, Loyal, Wesley, Rodney, Charlene Parrish; 28 grandchildren; 41
great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Beech Mennonite Church,
Shantz.- Bertha "Bert" L. Bixler,
79, Elkhart, Ind., died May 14 of complications from a stroke. Spouse:
Roy Shantz (deceased). Parents: Fred and Martha Bixler. Children: Mike,
Rob, Caralee Smith, Peg Owen; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at
Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart.
Showalter.- Ida Ruth, 87,
Broadway, Va., died May 11. Parents: Timothy and Susie Shipe Showalter.
Funeral: May 13 at Zion Mennonite Church, Broadway.
Shrom.- Grace E. Garrett, 89,
Christiana, Pa., died March 28. Spouse: Leonard Shrom (deceased).
Parents: William and Edna Heinrich Province. Children: Susan J. French,
Bette A. Bateman, Paul F.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: April 4 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.
Souder.- Grace B. Detwiler, 88,
Sellersville, Pa., died Feb. 13. Spouse: Paul F. Souder. Parents: Elmer
and Addie Baum Detwiler. Children: P. Don, Grace Marie Gerber, Feryl
K., eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 17 at
Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville.
Swartzendruber.- Glen, 90,
Pigeon, Mich., died May 2. Spouse: Erma Swartzendruber. Parents: George
and Naomi Swartzendruber. Children: Lowell, Clarence; six
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Pigeon River
Mennonite Church, Pigeon.
Toews.- Wilma Frieda, 94, North
Newton, Kan., died May 21. Parents: Henry F. and Agnes Toews. Funeral:
May 25 at Historic Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, Kan.
Tyson.- Paul K., 80, Souderton,
Pa., died May 7. Spouse: Beatrice D. Tyson. Parents: Harry and Mae Kulp
Tyson. Children: Gary, Randy, Jeffrey; five grandchildren; one great
grandchild. Funeral: May 12 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.
Weaver.- Orpha Ellen Miller,
82, Walnut Creek, Ohio, died May 6. Spouse: Marion C. Weaver
(deceased). Parents: Alvin and Ida Beechy Miller. Children: Bob, Jim,
Bill, Max; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: May 9 at Walnut Creek Mennonite
Wiebe.- Helen, 88, Altona,
Man., died April 23. Spouse: George P. Wiebe (deceased). Parents:
Gerhard G. and Maria Falk. Children: George, Peter, Larry, Linda Lutz;
nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild. Funeral: April 27 at Altona Bergthaler
Willems.- Delores Nikkel, 76,
Moundridge, Kan., died May 11. Spouse: James Willems (deceased).
Parents: Henry H. and Inez Hiebert Nikkel. Children: Patricia Dalke,
Thomas, Karen Behrendt; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at
Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, Kan.
Yoder.- Esther Hostetler Birkbeck,
99, Orrville, Ohio, died May 9. Spouse: Tom Yoder (deceased). Spouse:
Ward Birkbeck (deceased). Parents: Jonathan K. and Melinda Smucker
Hostetler. Step-children: Lawrence Birkbech, Robert Birkbeck, Harold
Yoder, Ray Yoder, Mildred Myhre, Jan Detweiler, Linda Yoder; 14
grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral: May 12 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio.
Yoder.- Lester David, 90,
Kalona, Iowa, died April 23 of complications following a fall. Spouse:
Pauline Miller Yoder. Parents: Jonas and Amelia Yoder Yoder. Children:
Loran, Joyce Yoder, Shirley Yoder Bell, Damon; seven grandchildren.
Funeral: April 28 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona.
Yoder.- Pamela Nyce, 42,
Columbia, Pa., died May 3 of lung cancer. Spouse: Rodney L. Yoder.
Parents: Donald J. and Faye Hochstetler Nyce. Children: Trentin J.,
Bryce D. Funeral: May 7 at Landisville, Pa.
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Anderson.- John "Jack" H., 68,
Shunk, Pa., died May 13. Spouse: Joan E.
Thompson Anderson. Parents: John F. and Beatrice Anderson. Children:
John H., Kierston T., Diana Reed, Tina M. Slaymaker, Aldus, James F.,
David R.; 32 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 19 at
Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, Pa.
Bachman.- Lucile Nafziger, 91,
Chenoa, Ill., died May 21 of a stroke.
Spouse: Earl D. Bachman (deceased). Parents: Asa and Lizzy Egli
Nafziger. Children: Shirley Corrie, Linda Joy, Donna Wehrmeister,
Virginia Berg; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral:
May 26 at Meadows Mennonite Church, Chenoa.
Derksen.- Jacob Walter, 86,
Butterfield, Minn., died May 18. Parents:
Jacob J. and Anna R. Steinle Derksen. Funeral: May 23 at First
Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, Minn.
Erb.- F. Ruth Hershey, 89,
Lancaster, Pa., died April 27. Spouse: Roy
B. Erb (deceased). Parents: Samuel H. and Fannie G. Hershey. Children:
Ruth Martin, Miriam Allen, John, James; 14 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Life celebration
service: May 5 at Landis Valley Mennonite Church, Lancaster.
Hess.- Rev. John Henry, 84,
Cambridge, Ont., died May 19. Spouse: Ruth
Bechtel Hess. Parents: David Martin and Lydia Ann Buckwalter Hess.
Children: Mary Lou Hess, John, Doreen Hess, Rhonda Willows; three
grandchildren. Funeral: May 27 at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge.
Hottenstein.- Vera K. Stauffer,
90, East Petersburg, Pa., died May 20
following a brief illness. Spouse: Wayne Hottenstein (deceased).
Parents: Isaac and Sadie Stauffer. Children: John H., Joseph S., Leanna
Metzler; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at
East Petersburg Mennonite Church.
Layman.- Hazel Feltis, 90,
Harrisonburg, Va., died May 20. Spouse: Roy
Layman (deceased). Parents: Oscar and Eulaihia Riddle Feltis. Children:
Margaret Shank, Lois Hertzler, Carol Parks, Joy Sherman, Byard E., Roy
F.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild. Funeral: May 22 at Weavers Mennonite Church,
Myronenko.- Maria, 84, Eugene,
Ore., died May 9. Spouse: Pavlo "Paul"
Myronenko (deceased). Children: Nina Boman, Larry; nine grandchildren.
Funeral: May 12 at Lebanon Mennonite Church, Lebanon, Ore.
Oyer.- Leslie "Lec," 89,
Fisher, Ill., died May 8. Spouse: Ruth Heiser
Oyer. Parents: Joe and Bertha Zimmerman Oyer. Children: Carolyn Miller,
Nan Cagle, Kandy Beesley, Kathy Dennemann; seven grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at Dewey Evangelical Mennonite
Church, Dewey, Ill.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
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