In Memoriam: 6 January 2023

In Memoriam: 6 January 2023

by
Nazarene News Staff
| 05 Jan 2023
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In Memoriam

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 19 December 2022 - 6 January 2023.

Curtis Blair, 70, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, passed away 17 December 2022. He was the pastor of LaCrosse Community Church of the Nazarene, serving elsewhere in Wisconsin and Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Wyonne Blair.

Gene Budd, 76, of Danville, Illinois, passed away 22 December 2022. She was the widow of Leonard Budd, a retired minister who served in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. Leonard passed away in 2021.

Leah Clouse, 89, of Oceanside, California, passed away 12 December 2022. She was the widow of Frank Clouse, a retired minister who served in California. Frank passed away in 2008.

Virginia Dodd, 84, of York, South Carolina, passed away 19 December 2022. She was the wife of Bill Dodd, a retired minister who served in Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia.

Kevin Donley, 64, of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, passed away 20 December 2022. He was the superintendent of the Wisconsin District, leading the district since 2013. He served previously as a minister in Oregon, New York, and Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Donley. 

Marilyn Eigsti, 90, of Russelville, Arkansas, passed away 26 December 2022. She was the widow of Philip Eigsti, a retired minister who served in Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, and Indiana. Philip passed away in 2009.

Jack Eyestone, 86, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away 17 December 2022. He was a retired District Superintendent, leading the Missouri District from 1994-2006. He served as a minister in California, Oklahoma, Washington, and Arizona. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Eystone, who passed away in May of 2022.

Darwin Grimm, 90, of Sheridan, Oregon, passed away 26 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Oregon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen Grimm, who passed away in 2021.

Danny Griffin, 73, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away 1 January 2023. He was a retired minister who served in Indiana and Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Griffin, who passed away in 2017.

Betty Laymon, 97, of Grapevine, Texas, passed away 20 December 2022. She was the widow of Riley Laymon, a retired minister who served in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky.

David MacMillan, 73, of Rimbey, Alberta, Canada, passed away 31 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Katherine MacMillan.

Paul Marshall, 85, of Crossroads, Texas, passed away 21 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Oklahoma, Texas, Minnesota, and Nebraska.

Henry Mills, 91, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away 21 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, and Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Mills, who passed away in 2020.

Carolyn Muse, 93, of Liberty Township, Ohio, passed away 30 December 2022. She was the widow of Ira East, a retired minister who served in Ohio. Ira passed away in 1998.

Carol Norton, 78, of Saint Petersburg, Florida, passed away 15 December 2022. She was a retired minister who served in Florida.

Virginia Oden, 89, of Hamilton, Ohio, passed away 30 December 2022. She was a retired minister who served in Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Oden, who passed away in 1963.

Eugene Ratz, 80, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, passed away 11 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Nebraska, Minnesota, Maine, Florida,  and Ontario and Alberta, Canada. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ardeth Ratz, who passed away in 2012.

E. Louise Sanderson, 91, of Cottonwood, Ariziona, passed away 13 December 2022. She was the wife of Roy Sanderson, a retired minister who served in Arizona.

Peter Scharler, 74, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, passed away 14 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Scharler, who passed away in 2021

Lallman Singh, 88, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away 18 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Illinois and New York. He is survived by his wife, Rookmin Singh.

Robert Syvertson, 60, of Billings, Montana, passed away 17 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Minnesota and Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Judy Syvertson.

William Watts, 74, of Cayce, South Carolina, passed away 30 December 2022. He was a minister who served at Lugoff Faith Church of the Nazarene in South Carolina. He previously served in South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Watts.

Arno Wilson, 78, of West Harrison, Indiana, passed away 20 December 2022. He was a retired minister who served in Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wilson.

Elizabeth Wyss, 86, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away 27 December 2022. She was the widow of Leon Wyss, a retired district superintendent who led the New Mexico District from 1981-1989, and the Colorado District from 1989 to 1991. He served as a minister in California, Missouri, and Texas. Leon passed away in 2018.

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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