In Memoriam: 11 October 2019

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The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 5 through 11 October 2019.

Allen Adams, 70, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away 7 October 2019. He was a retired minister, serving in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Joyce. 

Frances Cook, 102, of Milford, Ohio, passed away 5 October 2019. She was the widow of retired minister and evangelist Leon Cook, who served in Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, California, Georgia, and Kansas.

John Estey, 78, of Titusville, Florida, passed away 3 October 2019. He was a retired missionary and educator, serving in South Africa and Eswatini (Swaziland). He is survived by his wife, Sandra. 

William Harrison, 94, of Meridian, Mississippi passed away 29 September 2019. He was a retired minister, serving in Arkansas, Kansas, and North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa, who passed away in 2014.

Calixto Hernandez, 63, of Miramar, Florida, passed away 4 October 2019. He was a minister, serving at Hialeah Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, Ruth. 

John Holsenback, 85, of Aiken, South Carolina, passed away 9 October 2019. He was a retired minister, serving in Alabama and North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 2013. 

Lois Noonan, 80, of Killeen, Texas, passed away 3 October 2019. She was the wife of retired minister Kenneth Noonan, who served in, Ohio, Indiana, and Pennslyvania.

Peggy Robinson, 61, of Fenton, Missouri, passed away 30 September 2019. She was the wife of retired minister Stephen Robinson, who served in Missouri, Indiana, and Florida. 

C. Michael Routh, 73, of Troy, Ohio, passed away 1 October 2019. He was a retired minister, serving in Maryland. He is survived by his wife, Joyce. 

Charles Smith, 69, of Porter Ranch, California, passed away 5 October 2019. He was a retired minister, serving in California. He is survived by his wife, Dixie. 

J. D. Valentine, 94, of Fresno, California, passed away 5 October 2019. He was a retired minister, serving in California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel, in 2002. 

Tyler Wooster, 88, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, passed away 26 September 2019. He was a retired minister, serving in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, who passed away in July. 

For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here.

Note: Please join us in prayer for the families who have lost loved ones. Click on names for full stories, funeral information, local online obituaries, and/or guest books (if available). To submit an entry of a minister or church leader, send to news@nazarene.org.

--Compiled by NCN News

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