Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fun in Ohio!

We had a great time with all our kids and grandkids in Ohio this weekend. Jake is really growing and has such a sweet personality. It was really fun spending time with him and Betsy and seeing Joel, Wendy, Molly and Myron again! Molly and Myron celebrated their 11th anniversary while we babysat. I'm so glad it's a shorter drive now!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Jake is so adorable!

Since we didn't get to spend Easter with our kids, Wendy and Joel sent us new pictures of Jake. Isn't he adorable? He will be 7 months old on Tuesday. We're going to get to see them this weekend at Molly and Myron's. I can't wait!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

My "new" kitchen...

John and I have been working on our kitchen for over a year...a little at a time. It's been a lot of work but we're really happy with the new paint and cabinets we've added. We couldn't afford a real renovation but the things we've managed to change have really given us more storage room and it looks so much brighter! We bought our first new range too...we've always had a used one. This one is so nice...a flat top is so much easier to clean. I'm so appreciative of all the work John put into painting. He's the greatest!

John Detweiler has gone home...

Molly's husband Myron lost his father, John Detweiler, on March 15, 2008. Here are his obituary and some photos of him with Betsy. We all loved John and he will be missed so much. We praise the Lord that we can know that John is sitting at the feet of Christ, hearing the Word directly from His Savior's lips.

Auble Funeral Home
John Detweiler
(September 22, 1926 - March 15, 2008)
John Detweiler, age 81, of 425 OrrVilla Drive #50, Orrville, died suddenly Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
John was born on Wednesday, September 22, 1926, in Dodge City, Kansas, to the late Joseph and Lydia (Yoder) Detweiler and married Ruth Overholt on March 10, 1957 in Hartville, Ohio. She survives. They had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
John left an Amish farm at age 21, worked as a Minister and teacher and was an accomplished handyman, who often leant a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved studying Scripture, enjoyed music, nature (especially songbirds and hardwood trees) and was a prolific gardener.
John and Ruth attended Heritage Church in Smithville. John was also a former Mennonite Voluntary Service Missionary in KY and CA.
John's legacy is a large, creative family and an extended circle of friends, some of which he mentored, all of which he hoped to encourage. He valued his faith, family and friendships above all else.
Surviving are six children, Conrad (Kathy) Detweiler of Kidron, Jonathan (Donna) Detweiler of Bothell, WA, Grace (Peter) Vermeer of Sarnia, ON, Linford (Karin) Detweiler of Cincinnati, Frances (Chris) Herrala of Concord, CA, and Myron (Molly) Detweiler of Cincinnati; thirteen grandchildren, Michael, Maria, and Andrew Vemeer, Jon, Hannah, Jesse, Rachel, and Seth Detweiler, David and Katie Detweiler, Luke and Lauren Herrala, and Betsy Detweiler; a brother, Rudy (Ann) Detweiler of Rittman; and three sisters, Anna Miller of VA, Elizabeth Byler of DE, and Barbara Byler of DE.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Henry & Tobe Detweiler; and a sister, Salina Mast.
Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church, with Pastor Michael Alvis officiating. Burial will take place at Westlawn Cemetery in Mount Eaton immediately following the service.
Friends may call from 5-8 PM on Thursday, March 20, at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home's web site at www.aublefuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John Detweiler Memorial Fund, 425 OrrVilla Drive, #50, Orrville, OH 44667.