Death Notices

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Death Notices: Clergy & Spouses

Rev. Merrill E. Graves

The Rev. Merrill E. Graves, 93, a retired full Elder in the Eastern PA Conference, passed away on March 11, 2017. He resided in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is survived… Read more

Mrs. Doris Kinsey Batdorf

We received word of the death of Mrs. Doris Kinsey Batdorf, 94, surviving spouse of The Rev. Irvin W. Batdorf, a clergy member of the Eastern PA Conference. Mrs. Batdorf… Read more

Mrs. Ellen Khan

We received word today of the death of Mrs. Ellen Khan, spouse of the Rev. Salim Y. Khan, a Retired Elder. She passed away on Jan. 23, 2017. She is… Read more

Mrs. Gladys Gale

Mrs. Gladys Gale, 83, previous spouse of the Rev. Andrew Schultz, passed away on December 25, 2016. Rev. Schultz was a full member of the Eastern PA Conference who died… Read more

The Rev. Russell W. Streeper

The Rev. Russell W. Streeper, a retired Elder of the Eastern PA Conference passed away this morning, December 15, 2016. He served the following churches: Philadelphia: Johnson Memorial Philadelphia: Grace… Read more

The Rev. Sharon Kaye Paul 

The Rev. Sharon Kaye Paul passed away on Dec. 8, 2016.  She was a Local Pastor who retired in 2015. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14,… Read more

Rev. Jack T. Buttimer

We have been informed of the death of the Rev. Jack T. Buttimer on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.  A retired United Methodist pastor, he was a… Read more

Mrs. Lucille Hultsch

We received word of the death of Mrs. Lucille Hultsch, surviving spouse of the Rev. David Smith Hultsch. She passed away on Sept. 21, 2016.  She is survived by their… Read more

The Rev. Dale Norris Cowan

We have received notice that The Rev. Dale Norris Cowan passed away July 25, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Cowan, and sons Scott T. Cowan and Kevin… Read more

Rev. Reid Stroud

We received notice that the Rev. Reid Stroud, an Eastern PA Conference retired Elder, passed away July 2, 2016. A memorial for him will be held Saturday, July 16, at 10 AM for visitation… Read more