In Memoriam: 6 October 2017

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 2-6 October 2017.

Ralph Hill, 79, of Canton, Illinois, passed away 30 September. He was a retired minister, serving in Indiana and Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charity (Rodefer) Hill, in 2013. 

David Klein, 92, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away 27 September. He was the widower of retired minister Vergie Klein, who served in Tennessee. Vergie Klein passed away in 1994. David is survived by his wife, Joan Klein. 

Betty Knight, 89, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away 27 September. She was the wife of retired minister, educator, and district superintendent C. Marselle Knight, who served in Florida, Texas, Missouri, South Carolina, Kansas, and Oklahoma. He led the San Antonio, Kansas, and Eastern Michigan districts. 

Kevin Pittman, 50, of Carthage, Missouri, passed away 1 October. He was a minister, previously serving in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Hally Pittman. 

Michael Shelton, 64, of Clovis, California, passed away 29 September. He was a minister, serving on the Central California District. He is survived by his wife, Linda Shelton. 

Donna Swisher, 95, of Milford, Ohio, passed away 29 September. She was the widow of retired minister Darl Swisher, who served in Indiana and Ohio. Darl Swisher passed away in 2003.

Dolores (Ray) Taylor, 87, of Paris, Texas, passed away 29 September. She was the widow of retired ministers Emmett Taylor and C. William Ray. Emmett Taylor, who served in Oklahoma, Georgia, and Arkansas, passed away in 2014. C. William Ray, who served in Oklahoma, Texas, and Lousiana, passed away in 1989. 

Lawrence Vaughn, 96, of Green Cove Springs, Florida, passed away 4 September. He was a retired minister, serving in Kentucky and Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Vaughn, in 2013. 

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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