In Memoriam: 20 October 2017

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 16-20 October 2017.

Rosa (Danner) Burgard, 86, of Havana, Illinois, passed away 17 October. She was the widow of retired minister Lester Burgard, who served in Illinois. Lester Burgard passed away in September. 

V. Seymour Cole, 88, of White Plains, New York, passed away 13 October. He was a retired minister, serving in New York. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Cole, in 2012. 

LaSharette Hodges, 51, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away 13 October. She was a minister and educator, previously serving in Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Hodges.

Ruby Hughes, 97, of Alexandria, Kentucky, passed away 12 October. She was the widow of retired minister Arnett Hughes, who served in West Virginia. Arnett Hughes passed away in 1994. 

Naoma Lake, 86, Tuscola, Texas, passed away 6 October. She was the widow of retired minister Ivor Lake, who served in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Texas. Ivor Lake passed away in 2005. 

Amy Marsten, 94, of Sherwood, Alberta, Canada, passed away 15 October. She was the widow of Dalton Marsten, who served in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. Dalton Marsten passed away in 2006. 

Norma (Moench) Palmer, 85, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away 15 October. She was the widow of retired minister Gerald Palmer, who served in Arkansas. Gerald Palmer passed away in 2014. 

Frances Schroeder, 101, of Santa Cruz, California, passed away 15 October. She was the widow of ordained elder Louis Schroeder, who passed away in 1973. 

Robert Smith, 98, of Markle, Indiana, passed away 15 October. He was a retired minister, serving in Maine, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, S. Joy (Shafer) Smith, in 2015. 

Mary Stutts, 88, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away 15 October. She was the widow of retired minister William Stutts, who served in Missouri. William Stutts passed away in 1999. 

C. Russell Wolfe, 79, of Frazier Park, California, passed away 13 October. He was a minister, previously serving in Illinois and California. 

W. Dan Wright, 81, of Waxahachie, Texas, passed away 14 October. He was a retired minister, serving in Texas, Arkansas, and Lousiana. He is survived by his wife, Martha Wright. 

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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