The Mennonite - June 2017
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, June 2017, pages 34-35, Vol. 20. No. 6.
Beck.- Joan Sue Wogomon, 68, Winter Springs, Fla., and Wakarusa, Ind., died April 8. Spouse: Donnie Beck. Parents: Kenneth and Edith Klopfenstein Wogomon. Children: Michele Yoder, Brad Beck; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 22 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Detweiler.- John William "Bill," 87, Kidron, Ohio, died April 6. Spouse: Ruth Mast Moser. Parents: Rev. William G. and Anna Landes Detweiler. Children: Dr. Dawn Schell, Jill Breckbill, Beth Grove; eight grandchildren. Funeral: April 15 at Kidron Mennonite Church.
Gingerich.- Shirley Elizabeth Erb, 97, Goshen, Ind., died March 25. Spouse: Roman L. Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Jacob L. and Erma Miller Erb. Children: Sara Wengerd, Jim Gingerich, June Yoder, Carolyn Johns, Charlotte Gunden; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 15 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Godshall.- Stanley G., 93, Harleysville, Pa., died March 24, of a heart attack. Spouse: Minerva Landis Godshall (deceased). Parents: Samuel S. and Mary Yoder Godshall. Children: Dolores Bauman, Leon Godshall, Norell Godshall, Samuel Godshall, Luke Godshall, Glenn Godshall; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 1 at Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, Perkiomenville, Pa.
Judy.- H. Steven "Steve," 60, Bridgewater, Va., died April 20, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Spouse: Judy Cline Judy. Parents: C. Byron and Caroline Moyers Judy. Stepchildren: Joy Shenk, Cory Shenk, Brian Shenk. Funeral: April 24 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
Kawira.- Josiah Okeyo, 69, Shirati, Tanzania, died March 26. Spouse: Esther Lehman Kawira. Parents: Nashon Kawira Nyambok and Dorka Boya Oliech. Children: Sara Kawira, Timothy Kawira, Jonathan Kawira, Joel Kawira; one grandchild. Funeral: April 1 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Kreider.- Evelyn Burkholder, 102, Goshen, Ind., died April 30. Spouse: Carl Kreider (deceased). Parents: Henry Longenecker Burkholder and Mary Rebecca Seitz Burkholder. Children: Rebecca Pries, Alan Kreider, Thomas Kreider, Stephen Kreider; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 7 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Kreider.- Virginia Lorene Stalter, 95, Goshen, Ind., died March 20. Spouse: J. Robert Kreider (deceased). Parents: Daniel D. and Alice Miller Stalter. Children: J. Evan Kreider, Paul Kreider, Mark Kreider, Bruce Kreider, Frank Kreider; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 25 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Lehman.- Margaret F., 99, Goshen, Ind., died April 27. Spouse: John E. Lehman (deceased). Parents: Emmanuel and Maggie Swope (deceased). Children: Tom Lehman, Mary Ann Wieand, Becky Gascho, David Lehman; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Greencroft Metzler Meeting House, Goshen, Ind.
Martin.- Floyd, 80, Kitchener, Ontario, died April 9, of cancer. Spouse: Doreen Martin Martin (deceased). Parents: Alfred and Irene Sittler Martin. Children: Sharon Bauman, Susan Brubacher, Marilyn Leis; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Martin.- Reta B. Martin, 81, Kitchener, Ontario, died April 11, of cancer. Spouse: Orvie S. Martin. Parents: Emanuel and Leah Bauman Martin. Children: Lois Cressman, Steve Martin, Stuart Martin. Nancy Martin, Janet Bauman, Sherman Martin; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 15 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Meyer.- Joyce B. Bell, 86, Sterling, Ill., died March 26. Spouse: Frederick D. Meyer (deceased). Spouse: William Koplin (deceased). Parents: George W. and Marie Wentling Bell. Step-daughter: Karen Meyer. Funeral: March 29 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling.
Miller,.- Mary Ann Ruth Selzer, 86, Twin Falls, Idaho, died March 18. Spouse: James E. Miller. Parents: Alvin and Nora Selzer. Children: Wade Miller, Bonnie Isaak, Cindy Hanson, Phil Miller, Marcy Frith; 12 grandchildren. Memorial service: March 25 at Filer Mennonite Church, Filer, ldaho.
Moser.- Elmer, 88, Castorland, N.Y., died April 6. Spouse: Kathleen M. Lehman Moser. Parents: Andrew R. and Emma Widrick Moser. Children: Charlene Miller, Darwin Moser, Mervin Moser, Marcia Roes, Lucinda Zehr; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: April 9 at Naumburg Mennonite Church, Castorland.
Neufeld.- Helmut, Jr., 87, Akron, Pa., died March 25. Spouse: Lila Fast Neufeld. Parents: Helmut and Trude Franzen Neufeld. Funeral: March 31 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Stutzman.- Barry A., 44, Milford, Neb., died March 20, of injuries sustained in a fall. Parents: Merrill and Violet Troyer Stutzman. Funeral: March 23 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.
Swartley.- Steven, 69, Silverdale, Pa., died March 2. Spouse: Ruth Rice Swartley. Parents: Vernon and Dorothy Swartley. Children: Jon Swartley, Shana Reinford; five grandchildren. Funeral: March 11 at Deep Run East Mennonite Church, Perkasie, Pa.
Umble.- R. Clair, 97, Lititz, Pa., died April 19, of complications from pneumonia. Spouse: Miriam E. Kreider Umble. Parents: Elam H. and Anna E. Kauffman Umble. Children: Ronald N. Umble, Herbert E. Umble, Jay M. Umble, Arthur K. Umble; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 23 at Bethany West Chapel, Landis Homes, Lititz.
Wetzel.- Martyne Ruth, 81, Lenexa, Kan., died March 16. Spouse: Conrad L. Wetzel. Parents: Henry L. and Susan Landis Ruth. Children: Bruce Wetzel, Carson Wetzel, Allen Wetzel; two grandchildren. Memorial service: March 27 at Rainbow Mennonite Church, Kansas City, Kan.
Wyse.- Wesley Elwood, 82, Archbold, Ohio, died March 8. Spouse: Evelyn Jane Short Wyse. Parents: Fred and Mina Graber Wyse. Children: Julie Nofziger, Russ Wyse, Gary Wyse, Rita Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 12 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon.
Yoder.- Lizzie Ann, 94, Hartville, Ohio, died Feb. 15. Parents: John J. and Emma Miller Yoder. Funeral: Feb. 18 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville.
Zimmerman.- Mabel I. Stoltzfus, 83, Strasburg, Pa., died May 1. Spouse: Melvin M. Zimmerman. Children: Robert Zimmerman, Marianne Arndt, Douglas R. Zimmerman; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 4 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Zook, Rosemary Stieglitz, 83, Goshen, Ind., died March 29. Spouse: John M. Zook. Parents: Henry and Anna Zimmerman Stieglitz. Children: Lori, Marc, Becci; six grandchildren. Funeral: April 3 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Transcribed by: John Ingold