Missionary obituaries

Remembered: May 28

Remembered: May 28

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through May 15 – May 28. Rev. Orson Deemer (59) died May 26. He pastored in Michigan. Dr. George Harris (91) died May 1. He pastored in...
Remembered: February 27

Remembered: February 27

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through January 30 – February 26. Rev. Nelson Crowell (92) died January 14. He pastored in New York. Dr. John Dunn (85) died February 3. He...
Remembered: January 30, 2020

Remembered: January 30, 2020

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through December 26 – January 29. Rev. V. Ruth Anderson (82) died January 13. She pastored in Indiana and served as the district director of...
Remembered: October 17, 2019

Remembered: October 17, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through October 3 – October 16. Rev. James Long (71) died April 4. He pastored in Ohio and Virginia. Rev. Mildred Troyer (95) died September 25....
Remembered: September 12, 2019

Remembered: September 12, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through August 29 – September 11. Sharon Parman (75) died August 30. She served as a missionary in Mexico with Wesleyan World Missions (now...
Remembered: May 30, 2019

Remembered: May 30, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through May 17 – May 30. Rosemary Maddux (93) died May 16. She served as a missionary with Wesleyan World Missions (now Global Partners) in...
Remembered: March 28, 2019

Remembered: March 28, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through March 15 – March 28. Dr. Robert Benninger (97) died March 16. He served as a missionary in Sierra Leone with Wesleyan World Missions (now...
Remembered: February 14, 2019

Remembered: February 14, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through February 1 – February 13. Rev. Charles McCallum (95) died January 31. He pastored in Oklahoma, New York and Vermont and served as a...
Remembered: January 31, 2019

Remembered: January 31, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through January 18 – January 31. Lois Curtiss (75) died January 5. She served as a missionary with Wesleyan World Missions (now Global Partners)...
Remembered: January 17, 2019

Remembered: January 17, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through January 4 – January 17. Dr. Malcolm Ellis (89) died January 12. He served as a Bible professor at various Wesleyan colleges and...
Remembered: October 11, 2018

Remembered: October 11, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received September 28 – October 11. Dr. Melvin Dieter (93) died October 6. He served as the General Secretary for Educational Institutions for The...
Remembered: September 27, 2018

Remembered: September 27, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received September 14 – September 27. Rev. Wilbur Key (77) died September 21. He pastored churches in South Carolina. Alma Robertson (97) died August 29....
Remembered: September 13, 2018

Remembered: September 13, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received August 31 – September 13. Edna Johnson (94) died August 29. She served as a missionary in Japan. View other Remembered posts. To submit the...
Remembered: July 12, 2018

Remembered: July 12, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received June 30 – July 12. Pastor Ana Chacon (73) died July 7. She served as a pastor in California. Esther Elliott (89) died June 5. She served as a...
Remembered: April 27, 2018

Remembered: April 27, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received April 14-27. Rev. Hudson Hess (83) died April 13. He pastored a church in New York. Nancy Hubbard (60) died April 11. She served as a Global Partners...
Remembered: April 13, 2018

Remembered: April 13, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received April 8-13. Rev. Leonard Catron (95) died April 8, 2018. He pastored churches in South Carolina. Rev. Fred Fox (69) died April 3, 2018. He served as pastor of...
Remembered: March 24, 2018

Remembered: March 24, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received March 12-23. Rev. Johnnie R. Blair, Sr. (70) died March 11. He served as pastor of Crossroads Community Wesleyan Church in Holton, Indiana. Rev. Oliver “Bud”...
Remembered: March 12, 2018

Remembered: March 12, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received February 26-March 11. Rev. Jack Cooper (88) died March 1. He pastored seven Wesleyan churches in Michigan. Rev. Don Dawalt (87) died February 27. He pastored...
Remembered: February 26, 2018

Remembered: February 26, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received February 1-25. Rev. Howard Barefoot (86) died February 2. He served at All Tribes Indian School in New Mexico and later pastored churches in Indiana. Rev....
​Faithful missionary passes onto heaven

​Faithful missionary passes onto heaven

Rev. Robert Smith joined Jesus Christ in life everlasting early the morning of Saturday, September 17, 2016. Rev. Smith, affectionately called “Bob” by so many of us, pursued the great commission with holy passion. Bob served as assistant general director...
​Betty Freeborn: 27 years helping people in bush hospitals in Africa

​Betty Freeborn: 27 years helping people in bush hospitals in Africa

Betty Nelle Freeborn was born August 19, 1921, on the family farm near Miltonvale, Kansas. As a teenager she attended Miltonvale Wesleyan Academy, graduating in 1939. It was in her junior year she surrendered her life to God’s service. She enrolled in nurses...
​Iconic Wesleyan missionary to Japan passes away

​Iconic Wesleyan missionary to Japan passes away

Rev. Harold Johnson, 91, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away February 5, 2016. Rev. Johnson and his wife, Edna, served as lifelong missionaries to Japan with Wesleyan World Missions (now Global Partners) for 37 years. They partnered with Japan’s Immanuel General...
Former missionary couple passes within one week of each other

Former missionary couple passes within one week of each other

A missionary couple with Wesleyan World Missions (now Global Partners) has passed away within a week of each other. Wilda Arlene Nelson, 89, passed away November 2, 2015, and her husband, Rev. Eldon B. Nelson, 89, passed away one week later, November 9, 2015. The...