In Memoriam: 4 October 2019

Global Ministry Center

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 30 September through 4 October 2019.

Elbert Brown, 88, of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away 28 September 2019. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Brown.

Ida Coghill, 101, of New Market, Ontario, Canada, passed away 20 September 2019. She was the widow of retired minister Robert Coghill, who served in Ontario, Canada. Robert passed away in 1991.

Rachel Copley, 95, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, passed away 1 October, 2019. She was the widow of retired minister, Charles Copley, who served in Kentucky and Florida. Charles passed away in 2008.

Kathleen Maloney, 67, of Portales, New Mexico, passed away 19 September 2019. She was the wife of retired minister Terry Maloney, who served in New Mexico.

Lola Rap Nelsen, 79, of Onalaska, Texas, passed away 15 September 2019. She was a retired minister, serving in Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas. She is survived by her second husband, Ronald Nelsen, who is a retired minister.

Christean Nelson, 76, of Bradley, Illinois, passed away 25 September 2019. She was the wife of retired minister Alverne Nelson, who served in Illinois. 

Karen Pankey, 67, of La Mirada, California, passed away 29 September 2019. She was the widow of retired minister Michael Pankey, who served in California. Michael passed away in 2015.

Sammy Sheehy, 82, of Bethany, Oklahoma, passed away 27 September 2019. He was a retired minister serving in Illinois, Michigan, Pennslyvania, and Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife Maryann.

Cheryl Turner Riddle, 61, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away 1 October 2019. She was a minister serving at Hollins Church of the Nazarene in Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Lynn Riddle, who also serves at Hollins Church of the Nazarene.

Owen Wetzel, 77, of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, passed away 17 September 2019. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in Indiana, and Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Patricia. 

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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