In Memoriam: January 20, 2017

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received January 16-20, 2017.

Felipe Eduardo Aparicio, 70, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away January 15. He was a minister, serving as the Hispanic pastor at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Aparicio. 

Lucile (Spaulding) Fisher, 91, of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away January 8. She was the wife of retired minister, educator, and chaplain Clifford Fisher, who served in California and Nebraska.

Donna (Hollback) Grubb, 83, of Coal Grove, Ohio, passed away January 12. She was the widow of retired minister Robert Grubb, who served in Ohio. 

Marie Grunau, 97, of Olds, Alberta, Canada, passed away January 13. She was the widow of retired minister Wolfe Grunau, who served in Alberta and Manitoba. Wolfe Grunau passed away in 2003. 

Aroussiag Hajian, 88, of Sanger, California, passed away January 11. She was the widow of retired minister Yeghia Hahian, who served in Quebec and California. Yeghia Hahian passed away in November. 

Anna "Mae" (Rose) Mowen, 95, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, passed away January 16. She was the widow of retired minister William Mowen Sr., who served in Pennsylvania and Maryland. William Mowen Sr. passed away in 2009. 

Evelyn (Wilson) Snellenberger, 92, of Goodfield, Illinois, passed away January 17. She was the widow of retired minister Paul Snellenberger, who served in Illinois. Paul Snellenberger passed away in 1996. 

William Vermilya, 94, of Upland, California, passed away January 3. He was a retired minister, serving in Michigan, Washington, and California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Vermilya, in 2009. 

For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here.

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--Compiled by NCN News

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