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 4-8 December 2017.

David Aaserud, 81, of Niagra Falls, New York, passed away 1 December. He was a retired minister, serving in New York, Maine, Maryland, Florida, Virginia, and Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Linda Aaserud. 

Quincy Angier, 88, of Portland, Oregon, passed away 2 December. He was a retired minister, serving in Oregon. He was preceded in death by his wife, R. Lorraine Angier, in 2014. 

Ronald Comfort, 72, of Howell, Michigan, passed away 24 November. He was a retired minister, serving in Ohio and Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Comfort. 

Leila Grant, 76, of Albany, Kentucky, passed away 1 December. She was the wife of minister Bobby Grant, who pastors the Highway Church of the Nazarene in Albany, Kentucky. 

Randy Kelley, 72, of Bristol, Virginia, passed away 1 December. He was a minister, pastoring the Scenic Park Church of the Nazarene in Bristol, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Jullie Kelley.

Ruth Kinnersley, 95, of Tiskilwa, Illinois, passed away 4 December. She was the widow of retired minister Robert Kinnersley, who served in Iowa, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Robert Kinnersley passed away in 1996. 

Allen Ray, 86, of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away 3 December. He was a retired minister, serving in Pennsylvania and New York. He is survived by his wife, Jacqulyn Ray.

Dean Rhoades, 94, of Lebanon, Missouri, passed away 30 November. He was a retired minister, serving in Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia (Wallace) Rhoades, in 2006.  

Deborah Shaffer, 66, of St. Cloud, Florida, passed away 2 December. She was a minister, serving at St. Cloud, Florida, Church of the Nazarene. 

Basil Shaw, 81, of Weirton, West Virginia, passed away 5 December. He was a retired minister, serving in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Shaw, in 2013. 

James Steele, 81, of West Palm Beach, Florida, passed away 5 December. He was a retired minister, serving in Florida, Indiana, and Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Laura Steele.

Faye Stowe, 99, of Englewood, Colorado, passed away 4 December. She was the wife of General Superintendent Emeritus Eugene L. Stowe, who pastored in California, Oregon, and Idaho, led the Central California District, and served as president of Nazarene Theological Seminary before being elected general superintendent in 1968. (story)

Clifford Tazelaar, 91, of Dover, Delaware, passed away 30 November. He was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. He is survived by his wife, Iva (Tyson) Tazelaar. 

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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