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 12-16 June 2017.

Kitty Abbott, 90, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away 8 June. She was the widow of retired minister Jack Abbott, who served in Oklahoma, Arizona, Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas. Jack Abbott passed away in 2013.

Burle DeBord, 95, of Brighton, Colorado, passed away 8 June. He was a retired minister, serving in Texas, Idaho, and Oregon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen DeBord, in 2004.

J. Ronald Gilliland, 69, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away 11 June. He was a retired minister, serving in California, Arizona, Washington, Oklahoma, and California. He is survived by his wife, Verlyn Gilliland.

Betty Hubbard, 81, of Fitzgerald, Georgia, passed away 25 May. She was the widow of retired minister James Hubbard who served in Georgia and Tennessee. James Hubbard passed away in 2013.

Mary Manners, 97, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away 11 June. She was the widow of retired minister James Shepherd, who served in Kansas and Oklahoma. James Shepherd passed away in 2009. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, retired minister Clarence Manners, who served in Missouri, Kansas, California, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. Clarence Manners passed away in 2002.

Richard Powers, 83, of Gardnerville, Nevada, passed away 11 June. He was a retired minister, serving in California, Idaho, and Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Powers.

Dorothy Simmons, 91, of Beardstown, Illinois, passed away 7 June. She was the widow of retired minister, Edwin Simmons, who passed away in 1979.

Donald Stroud, 68, of Bad Axe, Michigan, passed away 16 June. He pastored the Filion, Michigan, Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, Debra Stroud. More information will be posted as it is available.

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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