In Memoriam: 30 August 2019

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 26-30 August 2019.

Don Bird, 62, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away 25 August. He was the pastor of Antioch Church of the Nazarene in Overland Park, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Bird. 

Vivian Bruner, 91, of Independence, Missouri, passed away 24 August. She was a retired Nazarene Headquarters employee. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bruner, in 2003. 

Thomas Chapman, 71, of Anderson, Indiana, passed away 26 August. He was a retired minister, serving in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Beth "Becki" Chapman. 

William Graham, 84, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away 23 August. He was a retired minister, serving in Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Graham, in 2013. 

Charles Higgins, 95, of Pasadena, California, passed away 22 August. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Arizona, Illinois, and Oregon. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Marjorie Higgins, in 2012. 

Rebekah Hood, 77, of Bardstown, Kentucky, passed away 22 August. She was the wife of retired minister John Hood, who served in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennesee. 

Dewitt McAbee, 107, of Yakima, Washington, passed away 22 August. He was a retired minister, serving in Montana, Washington, and Idaho. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iona McAbee, in 1999. 

James McCallie, 90, of Nashville, Indiana, passed away 22 August. He was a retired evangelist, serving in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Janet McCallie. 

Rosalee (Huber) Newby, 86, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away 26 August. She was the wife of retired minister Harold Newby, who served in Indiana and Illinois. 

Dorothy Spicer, 83, of Canby, Oregon, passed away 23 August. She was the wife of retired minister and district superintendent Kenneth Spicer, who served in Oregon and Washington and led the Alaska District.

Ricareda Valenzuela, 81, of Silverdale, Washington, passed away 21 August. She was retired minister, serving in the Philippines and California. She was preceeded in death by her husband, retired minister and district superintendent Andres Valenzuela, who served in the Philippines and California and led the Philippines, Luzon, and Metro Manila districts. Andres passed away in October. 

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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