The Mennonite - January 2018

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, January 2018, pages 36-37, Vol. 21, No. 1.


Benner.- Richard Longacre, 78, Ruckersville, Va., died Nov. 4, 2017. Spouse: Marlene Keller Benner (deceased). Parents: Paul and Margaret Benner. Children: Lisa Kaczmarek, Joy Foster; two grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Bitting.- Isabel Amelia, 76, Tiskilwa, Ill., died Sept. 2, 2017. Spouse: Robert D. Bitting. Parents: Howard and Kathryn Stutzman Eigsti. Children: R. David Bitting, Daniel W. Bitting, Kelley Millemon; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 7 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa.

Bucher.- Kathryn Ellen Hostetter, 91, Harman, W.V., died March 16, 2017*. Spouse: Samuel J. Bucher (deceased). Parents: D. Ralph and Kathryn E. Hostetter. Step-children: Sarah Ellen Myers, S. Jonathan Bucher, Mary Beth Lind, J. Daniel Bucher; seven step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: March 19 at Harman Church of the Brethren.
Note: She died in 2016. See The Mennonite May 2016.

Dyck.- Gordon Ralph, 84, Newton, Kan., died Nov. 2, 2017, of ALS. Spouse: Judith Beechy Dyck. Parents: Walter H. and Agnes Schmidt Dyck. Children:Teresa Mauzy, Jeffery Dyck, Randall Thomas Dyck; two grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 18 at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colo., and Jan. 2018 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Ebersole.- Lila Pearl Good, 105, Sterling, Ill., died Nov. 12, 2017. Spouse: Glenn Ellsworth Ebersole (deceased). Parents: A.C. and Mamie Landis Good. Children: Gary Ebersole, Doug Berg, Rita Berg; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 17 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling.

Eby.- Melvin, 87, Floradale, Ontario, died Oct. 31, 2017. Spouse: Martha Weber Eby. Parents: Isaiah and Veronica Eby. Children: Darlene Snider, Don Eby, Joyce Jantzi, Richard Eby; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 5 at Floradale Mennonite Church.

Golden.- Joyce Arlene Mast, 72, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 29, 2017. Spouse: Jerry Golden. Parents: Gerald and Lola Slabaugh Mast. Children: Julie Golden, Jason Golden; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 3 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Kauffman.- Melvin E., 85, St. Johns, Mich., died Nov. 10, 2017. Spouse: Loretta F. Burkey Kauffman. Parents: John and Mina Edelman Kauffman. Children: Jeff L. Kauffman, Robert Kauffman, James "Jamie" R. Kauffman; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Kaufmann.- Ruth B. Birky, 89, Albany, Ore., died Nov. 7, 2017. Spouse: William H. Kaufmann (deceased). Parents: Joe A. and Sarah Kanagy Birky. Children: Karen Kieper, Elaine Martin, Eric Kaufmann; step-children: Beth Schlabach, Alice Slabaugh, William Kaufmann, Jr.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 11 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Kerr.- Nancy, Prince George, British Columbia, died Sept. 24, surrounded by family and close friends. Parents: Rev. Owen W. Kerr and the Rev. Iris Israel Kerr. Children: Rich and Donna (a son, John Mark, died in infancy). Celebration of Life Service was held at St. Andrew's UCC on Oct. 1.

King.- John Clifford, 85, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 24, 2017. Spouse: Edith Birky King (deceased). Parents: Emmett D. and Kathryn Plank King. Children: Julie Keim, Emily Jantzi, Susan King, Arlan King, John "Tony" King; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 29 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Kulp.- Lenore M. Laubach, 95, Perkasie, Pa., died Oct. 22, 2017. Spouse: Paul O. Kulp (deceased). Parents: Raymond and Mary Trauger Laubach. Celebration of Life Service: Oct. 28 at The Community at Rockhill Chapel, Sellersville, Pa.

Krehbiel.- Lillian Ortman, 89, Freeman, S.D., died Oct. 13, 2017. Spouse: Ray Krehbiel (deceased). Parents: August and Caroline Walther Ortman. Children: Kathy Hacking, Randy Krehbiel; four grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 16 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Mumaw.- Helen Dora Good, 91, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 26, 2017. Spouse: Walter J. Mumaw (deceased). Parents: Alvin and Bessie Kaufman Good. Children: Luke Mumaw, Klem Mumaw, Paul Mumaw, Clark Mumaw; two grandchildren. Memorial service: Oct. 21 at AMBS Chapel, Elkhart, Ind.

Pellman.- Mildred Kauffman, 99, Harrisonburg,Va., died Nov. 11, 2017. Spouse: Hubert Ray Pellman (deceased). Children: Don Pellman, Carol Pellman; five grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Plett.- Kim R. Ediger, 97, Inman, Kan., died Nov. 29, 2017. Spouse: Jacob A. Plett (deceased). Parents: Gerhard Ediger and Katie Paul Regehr. Children: Margaret Ann Swanner, Janice Classen, Gary Plett; eight grandchildren; seven great~ grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 2 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Ponce.- Teolfilo B., 87, Del Rio, Texas, died Oct. 9, 2017, of leukemia. Spouse: Mary I. Leon Ponce (deceased). Parents: Manuel and Maria Elena Bernal Ponce. Children: Leticia Ponce Rhodes, Manuel T. Ponce, Armando Ponce, Diana Ponce Faux, Christina Ponce Miller; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Shoup.- Ida Hess, 94, Orrville, Ohio, died Nov. 7, 2017. Spouse: Walter Shoup (deceased). Parents: Ernest and Mary Kasserman Hess. Children: Joan Miller, Joyce Marty, Janet Rolen; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 10 at Orrville Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by: John Ingold


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