Don was a graduate of Prairie Bible Institute in Canada and Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind. He pastored Grace Brethren churches in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Mexico, and California for 33 years. In retirement he also ministered as a chaplain at Ramona Manor Nursing Home in Hemet, Calif., for three years.
Don enjoyed teaching the Word, golfing, bowling, and spending time with family and friends. As a pastor, friend, grandfather, father, brother, and husband, his presence will be greatly missed.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Glenna, of Hemet; two sons, Steven (and Mildred) Bowlin of Kingman, Ariz., and Philip (and Sarai) Bowlin of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Philip II, Victoria and Destiny; and sisters, Sherry Jones and Joan Alexander of Norwalk, Iowa.
Services were held June 19, 2009, in Hemet, Calif.
Morgan Burgess, 76, Delaware, Ohio, died June 28, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Judith; children, Geoffrey (and Lisa) Burgess, Cynthia (and Mark) Bollinger, and Gregory (and Sandrine) Burgess; grandchildren, Erin (and Bruce) Campbell, Jason Burgess, Rachel Buchanan, Rebekah Buchanan, Jaime Bollinger; and Emma, Ruby, Addele, and Zachary Burgess; sister, Jeanne Canfield; niece, Mary Beth Potter as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by parents Charles and Mary Burgess.
He was a member of the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, Ohio. A veteran of the Korean Conflict (U.S. Army), he was a 1951 graduate of North High School, Columbus, Ohio, and was president of Morgan Burgess Insurance and Investments. He attended Bowling Green State University and The Ohio State University, were he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
He served on the boards of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation and Grace Brethren Home Missions and participated in the Man to Man Prison Ministry. He was a member of the Welsh Society of Central Ohio.
Funeral services were held July 2, 2009, in Worthington, Ohio. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio.
She was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Wayne County, Ohio, to Elmer O. and Sylvia Showalter Frank. On June 3, 1934, in Ashland, Ohio, she married the Rev. J. Paul Dowdy, who died Dec. 23, 1992.
She was a homemaker and worked with her husband at Grace Brethren International Missions. She was a member of Community Grace Brethren Church, Warsaw, Ind.
Surviving are three sons: James Paul (and spouse, Liz) Dowdy Jr., Sarasota, Fla.; Dr. David “Roger” (and spouse, Jacquie) Dowdy, Springfield; and Robert Lewis (and spouse, Pam) Dowdy, Char, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Forest L. Frank.
A graveside service was held July 30 in Warsaw, Ind. with the Rev. Jonathan Dowdy, her grandson, officiating.
She was born October 20, 1912, in Lincoln, Neb., to Millard Lea and Lillie Ethel West-Treadwell. On September 4, 1932, she married Donald A. Spangler, also of Lincoln. He preceded her in death.
She graduated from Lincoln High School. With her husband, Donald, she served as a missionary in the Central African Republic under the Grace Brethren Foreign Missionary Board (now known as Grace Brethren International Missions) following Donald’s career as a photo engraver.
After the death of her first husband, she lived in Deming, N.M., from 1992 to 2008, with her second husband, Herbert Dwyer, and after his death, with Lee and Karen Bouton, gracious church leaders of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a member.
She leaves behind two sons, Donald L. Spangler, Tucson, Ariz., and Charles David Spangler, missionary in the Bahamas; a daughter, Marjorie E. Lee, Colorado Springs; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her father, Millard Lea Treadwell; her mother, Lillie Ethel West-Treadwell; two brothers, Paul and Elmer Treadwell; and two sisters, Virginia Weber and Mildred Treadwell.
Interment was at the Wyuka Memorial Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb.
He earned academic degrees, including a bachelors’ from Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio, and a Master of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. Rev. Kriegbaum served as minister in Filmore, Calif., Waterloo, Iowa, and was pastor and charter member of the Grace Brethren churches in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Ocala, Fla.
From 1953-1961 he served as the editor of the Brethren Missionary Herald magazine and, from 1962-1979, as dean of students at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind.
He was married for 67 years to Laura E. Miller who preceded him in death in 2007. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Richard A. Kriegbaum and wife, Peggi, Fresno, Calif.; Dr. Ward A. Kriegbaum and wife, Kristin, Wheaton, Ill., and daughter, Karen Bragg, and husband Dr. Charles F. Bragg, Fishers, Ind.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grand children, and one brother.
A private family service was held. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Ind. Memorials may be made to the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, P.O. Box 544, Winona Lake, IN 46590 or to Grace College and Seminary, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590.
Joel Anthony Martin, 27, formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died July 18, 2009, succumbing to complications of a bone marrow transplant and a long battle with leukemia at the University Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.
Born February 26, 1982 in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Dwaine C. and Roberta A. (Moats) Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.
He was a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and a graduate of Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. He was pursuing a Ph.D. in school psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. In 1999, he served on the Florida Operation Barnabas team through C.E. National.
He loved spending time in God’s creation hunting, hiking, and fishing.
Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, Kristen (Denlinger) Martin; brother, Jonathan A. Martin of Frederick, Md.; sister, Kristin L. Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.; grandparents, Charles and Evelyn (Hege) Martin of Chambersburg, Pa. and Fred and Maxine (Deneen) Moats of Hancock, Md.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Hilda L. Martin.
Services were held in Hancock, Md., and Muncie, Ind.