In Memoriam: October 14, 2016

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received October 10-14, 2016.

Larry Belew, 73, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away October 10. He was a minister, previously serving in Kansas and New York. He is survived by his wife, Judith Belew. 

Ethel (Wildhagen) Bishop, 96, of Bernie, Indiana, passed away October 9. She was the widow of retired minister and missionary Ronald Bishop Jr., who served in Belize, Indiana, and Ohio. Ronald Bishop Jr. passed away in 1998. 

J. Mark Caldwell, 78, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, passed away October 12. He was a retired minister, serving in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. He is survived by his wife, Carole Caldwell. 

James "Kelly" DePasquale, 94, of Helena, Montana, passed away October 6. He was a retired evangelist and missionary, serving in Haiti, Greece, and California. He is survived by his wife, Mary DePasquale. 

Ruth Fisher, 91, of Crestwood, Kentucky, passed away October 11. She was the widow of retired minister Clair Fisher, who served in Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and New York. Clair Fisher passed away in 2008. 

Daniel Hernandez, 79, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away October 7. He was a retired minister, serving in Arizona and California. He is survived by his wife, Elvira Hernandez. 

Thelma (Ritzman) Hoffman, 92, of Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away October 7. She was the widow of retired minister Don Hoffman, who served in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Don Hoffman passed away in 2009. 

Thomas Lowry, 84, of Bucyrus, Kansas, passed away October 10. He was a retired minister and missionary, serving in Malawi, Kenya, Jamaica, Idaho, and Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Lowry. 

Carolyn (Hathaway) Marley, 82, of Geneva, Alabama, passed away October 12. She was the widow of retired minister Robert Marley, who served in Florida and Alabama. Robert Marley passed away in December. 

Shirley Soliday, 76, of Neodesha, Kansas, passed away October 12. She was the wife of retired minister Carl Soliday, who served in Kansas and Missouri.

K. Robert Sporleder, 90, of Walla Walla, Washington, passed away October 10. He was a retired minister, serving in Washington and California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Sporleder, in 2009. 

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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