In Memoriam: 26 January 2018

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 22-26 January 2018.

Jesse Buchanan, 85, of Tampa, Florida, passed away 19 January. Jesse is a retired minister who served in Illinois and Florida. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Buchanan.

Mary Clark, 83, of West College Corner, Indiana, passed away 21 January. She was the widow of retired minister Rex Clark, who served in Indiana and California. Rex Clark passed away in 2015.

Wayne Donson, 101, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away 23 January. He was a retired minister who served in Indiana and Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife, retired minister Wanda Donson, who served in Indiana and Illinois. Wanda Donson passed away in 2008.

Ruth Jaymes, 90, of Nelsonville, Ohio, passed away 25 January. She was the widow of retired minister Richard Jaymes, who served in Ohio. Richard Jaymes passed away in 2010.

Sherry Leffel, 84, of Springdale, Arkansas, passed away 24 January. She was the widow of retired minister, evangelist, and educator Robert Leffel, who served in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Alabama, California, Colorado, and Arkansas. Robert Leffel passed away in 1999.

Dorothy (Zimmerman) Passmore, 95, of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, passed away 22 January. She was the widow of retired evangelist Alexander Passmore, who served in Pennsylvania. Alexander passed away in 1997.

Gwendolyn Pemble, 88, of Nampa, Indiana, passed away 18 January. She is survived by her husband, retired minister Albert Pemble, who served in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.

Ruth Poole, 101, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, passed away 20 January. She was the widow of retired minister and evangelist John Poole, who served in California, West Virgina, and Ohio. John Poole passed away in 1995.

For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here.

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--Compiled by NCN News

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