The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 8-12 April 2019.
Miriam Ainsworth, 70, of East Corinth, Vermont, passed away 19 January. She was the wife of retired minister James Ainsworth, who served in Vermont and Connecticut.
Joan (Kehm) Esselstyn, 85, of Howard, Ohio, passed away 5 April. She was a retired missionary, serving in South Africa. She is survived by her husband, retired minister, educator, and missionary Ted Esselstyn, who served in South Africa, Ohio, and Massachusetts.
Elpidio Mananga, 68, of Manila, Philippines, passed away 6 April. He was a retired minister and district superintendent, who served in the Philippines and led the Metro Manila District. He is survived by his wife, Adelina.
Ruth Daria (Brannan) Privett, 71, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away 2 April. She was the wife of minister and evangelist Charles Privett, who is the pastor at Blytheville First Church of the Nazarene.
Fern (Casteel) Scrivner, 102, of Columbia Falls, Montana, passed away 7 April. She was a retired missionary, serving in California. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister, educator, and missionary Charles Scrivner, who served in California and New Mexico. Charles Scrivner passed away in 2012
James Tubbs, 88, of Hanford, California, passed away 22 March. He was a retired minister, serving in California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Tubbs, in November.
William White, 62, of Heppner, Oregon, passed away 5 April. He was the associate pastor at the Heppner Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, Lore White.
Harrold Williams Sr., 80, of Lapeer, Michigan, passed away 31 March. He was a retired minister, serving in Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Williams.
For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here.
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--Compiled by NCN News