Betty Jean Cookson

Peter Willard Voran

   Peter, third child of Carl and Martha Voran, was born on August 19, 1923, on a farm near Castleton, Kan.  He attended Zion Grade School and graduated from Castleton High School in 1941.  Upon his confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he was baptized in the Mennonite Church in Arlington.  In 1946, he attended Grace Bible University in Omaha, Neb., for two years.  Following this, he was pastor of the Hopefield Mennonite Church, Moundridge, Kan., while attending Bethel College in North Newton.

Edward C. Murphy

   Edward C. Murphy Jr., 79, passed away Nov. 12, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.
   Ed was born November 11, 1936, in Lima to Edward and Philomena (Sheridan) Murphy who preceded him in death. On Sept. 2, 1961, he married Margaret “Peg” (Immele) Murphy, and she survives.

David Mark Torsell

   David Mark Torsell Sr., 91, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at the Hilty Home in Pandora, Ohio.
   David was born on Thursday, July 3, 1924, in Lock Haven, Pa., to the late Joseph Francis and Verna (Palmer) Torsell. 
   During WWII, he served as a combat medic with the 30th Medical Battalion in the European Theater of Occupation, including the battle of the Rhineland, and in Central Europe. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a life member of VFW Post #8794 and had been a member of The Civil Defense Corps of Champaign and Franklin Counties. He had been very active with the Boy Scouts of America of Champaign County, serving as a Scout Master.

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