In Memoriam: October 21, 2016

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received October 17-21, 2016.

Tommy Burton, 97, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away October 15. He was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma, Georgia, Nebraska, Texas, California, and Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Shaffer) Burton. 

Verlin Chipp, 82, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away October 20. He was a retired minister, serving in Iowa and Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Bernice (Showers) Chipp. 

Gerald Hald, 94, of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away October 18. He was a retired minister, serving in Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Constance "Connie" (Akers) Hald, in 2015. 

Josie Hands, 97, of Mitchell, South Dakota, passed away October 17. She was the widow of retired minister A. Ward Hands, who served in Kansas and South Dakota. A. Ward Hands passed away in 1996. 

Darrel Hartsock, 83, of Clarksville, Tennessee, passed away October 14. He was a minister, serving at Clarksville Grace Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah (Bailey) Hartsock, in 2009. 

Merlyn Klink, 85, of Henderson, Texas, passed away October 18. He was a retired minister, serving in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Mary Klink. 

Mary "Jean" (Goins) McGrady, 93, of El Reno, Oklahoma, passed away October 18. She was the widow of minister Paul McGrady, who passed away in 1967. 

Samuel Phipps, 80, of Lewisburg, Tennessee, passed away October 18. He was a retired minister, serving in Kentucky and Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Phipps. 

Mary Sumners, 94, of Prairieville, Louisiana, passed away October 13. She was the widow of retired minister and evangelist Shaddix Sumners, who served in Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas. Shaddix Sumners passed away in 1996. 

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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