In Memoriam: 20 November 2020

In Memoriam: 20 November 2020

by
Nazarene News Staff
| 18 Nov 2020
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The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 16-20 November 2020.

Mary Ardrey, 91, of Marengo, Illinois, passed away 9 November 2020. She was the widow of Alexander "Sandy" Ardrey, a retired minister and district superintendent who served in Massachusetts, Ontario, Canada, Pennsylvania, and Indiana and led the Canada West District. Alexander passed away in 2011.

James Coy, 77, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away 16 November 2020. He was a retired minister who served in Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Martha Coy. 

G. Dana Douglas, 75, of Jamestown, New York, passed away 10 November 2020. He was a retired minister who served in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Sharileen Douglas.

Charles Edwards, 66, of Antioch, Tennessee, 11 November 2020. He was a retired minister and evangelist who served in California, and Tennessee.

Robert E. Field, 84, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away 14 November 2020. He was a retired minister who served in Tennessee, Minnesota, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Dorothy Hughes, 98, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away 12 November 2020. She was the widow of Ralph Hughes, a retired minister who served in Kansas and Oklahoma. Ralph passed away in 2011.

Alma Kelly, 78, of Richmond, Kentucy, passed away 12 November 2020. She is the wife of Howard Kelly, a retired minister who served in Kentucky.

Esther Kelley, 91, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away 17 November 2020. She was the wife of Dell Kelley, a retired minister who served in Iowa, Colorado, California, Montana, and New Mexico. Dell passed away in 2016.

W. Beecher Kuykendall, 86, of Billings, Montana, passed away 13 November 2020. He was a retired minister who served in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Montana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Kuykendall, who passed away in 2016.

David Ledford, 89, of Durant, Oklahoma, passed away 12 November 2020. He was a retired minister and chaplain who served in Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ledford.

Dennis Middleton, 73, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away 16 November 2020. He was a retired minister who served in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Jeanie Middleton.

Major Pruett, 76, of Albany, Kentucky, passed away 7 November 2020. He was a retired minister who served in Indiana and Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Pruett.

Martha Rist, 94, of Grove City, Ohio, passed away 13 November 2020. She was the widow of Leonard Rist, a retired minister who served in Indiana and Ohio. Leonard passed away in 2007.

Oscar Sheets, 88 of Middlebury, Indiana, passed away 17 November 2020. He was a retired minister who served in Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Sheets, who passed away in 2017.

Alice Stirratt, 75, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away 12 November 2020. She was the wife of Kenneth Stirratt, a retired minister who served in Illinois and Indiana. 

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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