In Memoriam: 21 April 2017

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 17-21 April 2017.

Delta Allen, 80, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away 14 April. She was the wife of retired Church of the Nazarene Headquarters employee J. Harold Allen.

William "Bill" Boehm, 68, of Mandan, North Dakota, passed away 18 April. He was a retired minister, serving in North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, and South Dakota. He is survived by his wife, Danette "Danni" Boehm. 

John Buchko, 78, of Somerset, Pennsylvania, passed away 15 April. He was a retired minister, serving in Missouri, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Buchko, in 2007. 

Wayne Devore, 92, of La Palma, California, passed away 11 April. He was a retired minister, serving in Kansas, California, and Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his wife, Quinta Devore, in June. 

Jacqueline (Knight) Elder, 80, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away 17 April. She was the wife of retired minister Tollie Elder Jr., who served in Kentucky and Florida. 

Rebecca Hess, 81, of Chambers, Arizona, passed away 11 April. She was the wife of retired minister Lamont Hess, who served in Arizona.

Harold Platter, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away 12 April. He was a retired minister, serving in Ohio, Missouri, and Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Platter, in 2013. 

Edna (Duncan) Pyle, 79, of Dalhart, Texas, passed away 10 April. She was the wife of minister Glendon Pyle, who serves in Texas. 

Robert Salisbury, 75, of Moscow, Idaho, passed away 8 April. He was a retired minister, serving in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. He is survived by his wife, M. Joann Salisbury. 

Julio Morales Torres, 74, of Greenacres, Florida, passed away 15 April. He was a minister, serving in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Sonia Morales.

O. W. Wilson, 86, of Abilene, Texas, passed away 19 April. He was a retired minister, serving in Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, and Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Wilson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kittie (Stockton) Wilson, in 2010.

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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