Obituary

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: August 30, 2018

Remembered: August 30, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received August 17 – August 30. Rev. Timothy McGuire (65) died August 16. He pastored in Iowa. Rev. Larry Womelsdorf (80) died August 18. He was serving...
Remembered: August 16, 2018

Remembered: August 16, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received August 3 – August 16. Dr. Bruce Smith (67) died July 7. He pastored in California. Dr. Paul Wood (88) died August 4. He served as the director of...
Remembered: August 2, 2018

Remembered: August 2, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received July 13 – August 2. Rev. Wayne Cox (87) died June 26. He served at Houghton College’s West Seneca campus. Rev. Steven Fletcher (67) died July 25....
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: June 29, 2018

Remembered: June 29, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received June 16 – 29. Rev. Kaye Bush (73) served as a pastor in Michigan. Rev. Keith Coffey (79) served as a pastor in various churches. Rev. Gary Tesh...
Remembered: June 15, 2018

Remembered: June 15, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received June 2 – 15. Eula Brown (75) died February 7. She served as a missionary in South America. Elizabeth Karns (85) died May 28. She served in South...
Remembered: June 1, 2018

Remembered: June 1, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received May 19 – June 1. Rev. Charles Horton (84) died March 11. He pastored churches in California. Rev. Roy Straub (92) died May 18. He pastored churches in Ohio,...
Remembered: May 18, 2018

Remembered: May 18, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received April 28-May 18. William “Curtis” Hall (81) died May 5. He pastored churches in Virginia. Click here to view other Remembered posts. To submit the obituary of...
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...
Former Bible college president passes away

Former Bible college president passes away

Dr. Warren Woolsey passed away December 24 in Houghton, New York. He was 95. Dr. Woolsey began serving in full-time ministry after his service in the United States Army. In 1950, he and his wife, Ella, moved to Sierra Leone, West Africa, to serve as missionaries. He...
Former District Superintendent Passes Away

Former District Superintendent Passes Away

A beloved leader in The Wesleyan Church has passed away. Rev. David LeRoy, age 64, died in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, September 6. An ordained minister with the Atlantic District, he served as district superintendent of the Dakota District from 1993 to 1997, and...
​Indiana South pastor killed in car accident

​Indiana South pastor killed in car accident

Rev. Ernest Martin, Jr., of Nashville, Ind., died Sunday, June 25, due to injuries sustained from a two-car accident. He was 36 years old. Rev. Martin served as pastor of Gnaw Bone Wesleyan Church in Nashville in the Indiana South District. Survivors include his wife,...
​IWU student killed in auto accident

​IWU student killed in auto accident

Logan Nelson, a 21-year-old Indiana Wesleyan University junior, was killed Tuesday in a vehicle accident. Nelson, a general studies major from Elkhart, Ind., was riding his motorcycle in Elkhart County, when a pickup truck struck him. He died on the scene from the...
​Wesleyan pastor killed in car accident

​Wesleyan pastor killed in car accident

Rev. Densel Ray Ball, II, age 58, died on April 27, 2017, as the result of a tragic car accident. Rev. Ball served as senior pastor of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Kansas City, Mo. He was also a mortgage loan officer at Mobank in Overland Park, Kans. He placed his...
​South Carolina’s Rev. W. D. James passed away

​South Carolina’s Rev. W. D. James passed away

Rev. William D. James died on April 7, 2017, in Pickens, S.C. Rev. James was graduate of both Southern Wesleyan University and Indiana Wesleyan University. A veteran of the United States Navy, Rev. James first served as a Wesleyan pastor in Indiana and then spent more...
​Chaplain Commander Richard Bareiss remembered

​Chaplain Commander Richard Bareiss remembered

Chaplain Richard E. Bareiss, 89, of Bourbonnais, Ill., died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Bickford House in Bourbonnais. Born Dec. 10, 1927, in Springfield, Mass., he was a seaman in the Navy at the end of World War II. After attending Houghton College (where he met...
​Veteran missionary, Jim Ramsay, passes

​Veteran missionary, Jim Ramsay, passes

Rev. James Aaron Ramsay, 76, of Central, S.C., passed away Sunday, March 19. He was born in Gibraltar, Pa., on July 25, 1940 to Sedgwick Uriah and Mary Elizabeth Ramsay. He was married to Carol Chance on August 4, 1962. James was a graduate of Frankfort Wesleyan...
​Pastor and evangelist E. R. Mitchell passes away

​Pastor and evangelist E. R. Mitchell passes away

Rev. Ernest Russell Mitchell was surrounded by his loving family in his home when he received his heavenly reward at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. The youngest of thirteen children, he was born on November 2, 1918, in Cape Charles, Va., to Revs. Willard and...
​Hephzibah leader remembered

​Hephzibah leader remembered

Ruby Estelle (Givens) Hudson, 75, went home to be with the Lord on the evening of Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, Ruby taught elementary and middle school for 10 years in the North Carolina public...