In Memoriam: 19 June 2020

In Memoriam: 19 June 2020

by
Nazarene News Staff
| 15 Jun 2020
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The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 15 -19 June 2020.

Larry Cox, 74, of Pryor, Oklahoma, passed away 14 June 2020. He was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, and Texas. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Cox.

Ned Crouch, 91, of South Charleston, West Virginia, passed away 14 June 2020. He was a retired minister, serving in West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ottilene Crouch, who passed away in 2011.

Lisa Drainville, 53, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away 18 June 2020. She was the wife of Patrick Drainville, a minister who has served in, Connecticut and California. 

Marta Fernandez, 78, of El Paso, Texas, passed away 25 May 2020. She was the wife of Emilio Fernandez, who pastors El Paso Latinoamerica Church of the Nazarene. He has previously served in Argentina and Texas. 

Cheryl Hodge, 54, of Moscow Mills, Missouri, passed away 16 June 2020. She a minister serving at Wright City Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her husband, Ken Hodge. 

Pat Phillips, 85, Loveland, Colorado, passed away 17 June 2020. She was the wife of Gene Phillips, a former district superintendent who led the Iowa district from 1990-1998, and the Louisiana district from 1998-2006. He also served as a minister and evangelist in Iowa.

C. Jane Riggins, 81, of Bethany, Oklahoma, passed away 17 June 2020. She was a retired minister, serving in, Nebraska and Colorado. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Ben Riggins, who passed away in February. 

Karen Sykes, 80, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away 8 June 2020. She was the widow of retired minister Thomas Sykes, who served in Florida, California, and Illinois. Thomas passed away in 1994.

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 Nazarene News

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