In Memoriam: March 24, 2017

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 20-24 March 2017.

Irma Bailey, 95, of Holton, Michigan, passed away 20 March. She was the widow of retired minister Edward Bailey, who served in Michigan, Florida, and Indiana. Edward Bailey passed away in 1998. 

Jo Dee Childers, 74, of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away 13 March. She was the wife of retired minister Clark Childers, who served in Colorado and Ohio. 

Jim Gaus, 79, of Manassas, Virginia, passed away 19 March. He was the husband of minister Medarda Gaus, who previously served in Virginia. 

Ralph Knepper, 89, of Morrisville, Vermont, passed away 21 March. He was a retired minister, serving in New Mexico, Vermont, and Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Knepper, in 2014. 

J. Leon Patrick, 82, of Summerdale, Alabama, passed away 19 March. He was a retired minister, serving in Alabama and Florida. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Patrick. 

Sandra Pineda, 53, of Streamwood, Illinois, passed away 21 March. She was a minister, serving in Illinois. She is survived by her husband, Gilmar Pineda, who previously served in Illinois. 

John Seaman, 69, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, passed away 19 March. He was superintendent of the Michigan District and a former missionary. He is survived by his wife, Linda. (story)

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

--Compiled by NCN News

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