Obituaries

Pastor David Herndon, MDiv 1997, 52, of Ashland, Kentucky, husband of Donna Burton Herndon, passed away Sunday, March 10th. David was born November 29, 1966 in Winfield, Alabama, a son of Edgar and Sarah McCarter Herndon, Jr. David was the senior pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church in Ashland and loved Alabama Football. He was also an outdoor enthusiast. Running, Hiking, camping, the beach, swimming, golfing, reading, and eating Little Debbie snacks were some of his favorites. Surviving, in addition to his loving wife and parents, include a son; Joshua Herndon of Ashland. 2 daughters; Jordan Jessup of Jacks onville, NC., Madison Crum of Lexington, KY, and a sister; Rose Galloway of Winfield, Alabama.

Captain Clarence Edward LeMasters, BDiv 1951, 94, Chaplain Corps, United States Navy, (Ret.) Lakeland – Chaplain LeMasters passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019. He was born near Bethesda, Ohio, on December 5, 1925. He graduated from Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and was ordained in the Indiana Conference of The Methodist Church. After serving parishes in Indiana, he transferred to The Minnesota Conference of the Methodist Church, where he served at Sauk Centre, Ada, Beltrami, and Moorhead. Chaplain LeMasters was commissioned on March 3, 1958. His first tour was at The National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD. He spent the next two years aboard ship in Destroyer Escort Squadron Fourteen, Newport, RI. In October 1962, he assisted in the evacuation of 2800 dependents and civilian personnel from Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban Missile Crisis. From 1966 to 1968 he served in Keflavik, Iceland as the staff chaplain, Iceland Defense Force. Following a tour at the Orlando Recruit Training Command, he returned to sea aboard USS Albany (CG-10). He also served at the Marine Headquarters Battalion in Arlington, VA with additional duty as Assistant to the Chaplain, US Marine Corps. During this tour he was promoted to the rank of Captain. In 1978, he was assigned as the Officer-in-Charge of Fleet Religious Support Activity, Atlantic Fleet, in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1983, he reported to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, as Force Chaplain, where he remained until his retirement in December 1987. In June 1988, he took retired status from the Minnesota Conference of The United Methodist Church. Chaplain LeMasters was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal, The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal, and The Legion of Merit. He and his wife, Vera, lived in Lakeland, Florida since 1987 and were active at the First United Methodist Church in Lakeland. He is past-President of The Board of Directors of Talbot House Ministries, served on the Homeless Coalition of Polk County, and Lakeland’s Affordable Housing Committee. Their daughter, Diane Knippers, was the President of The Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C. until her death in 2005. Diane was married to Ed Knippers. Their son, Doug, is the Director of Operations at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He is married to the former Jeannette Padgett. Doug and Jeannette have two married children, Eric LeMasters and Elyse Morris, and two grandchildren, Melanie and Emma.

Mr. Larry W. Cartmill, MDiv 1978, 66, of Harrisonville, Missouri, was born April 15, 1952 in Ottawa, Kansas, the son of Max William and Vada Elaine (Welton) Cartmill. He departed this life on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas surrounded by love and family at the age of 66 years, 10 months and 24 days. On October 6, 1984, Larry was united in marriage to Nancy Joyce Patterson in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Larry was the Administrative Director for Heritage College in Overland Park, Kansas until his retirement in 2016. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1970, Emporia State University in 1975 and Asbury Seminary in 1978. Larry was an active member and board director for the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, and a mentor and sponsor for Alcoholics Anonymous. He enjoyed spending time with horses, his grandchildren and having family gatherings. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Larry is survived by his wife, Nancy Cartmill of the home; 5 children, Kelly Bagby, Harrisonville, Missouri, Shawn (Perry) Smith, Flemmington, Missouri, Robert (Jacque) Bagby, Warrensburg, Missouri, Joshua (Emily Burke) Cartmill, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, Luke Cartmill, Tualatin, Oregon; 8 grandchildren, Amber Skibicki, Taylor Geneser, Daniel Bagby, Dillyn Berschauer, Grace Bagby, Paul Bagby, Rosalie Cartmill and Henry Cartmill; 3 great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Geneser, Bentleigh Skibicki and Blakely Geneser; his parents, Max and Vada Cartmill; 2 sisters, Marie (Lyman) Adams, Hillsboro, Kansas and Jill (Ron) Anderson, Lawrence, Kansas; other relatives and many friends.

Jack L. Graves, MDiv 1983, 65, of Franklin, Indiana, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. To those who knew him well, Jack was a true Renaissance Man, as evidenced by his varied career and interests. He was born July 1, 1953, in Bedford, Indiana. Jack graduated the valedictorian of his class at Bedford H.S. in 1971, and from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, in 1975. He married Barbara (Bobbi) Spicer in 1976. The couple served as short-term missionaries in Indonesia from 1976 to 1978 with OMS International. From 1978 to 1985, Jack worked as a construction contractor and served as the pastor for young adults at First Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Lexington, KY. During that time, he also studied at Asbury Theological Seminary, earning an Master of Divinity degree in 1983. From 1985 to 2004, Jack held many positions at Overseas Council International, including Director of Research, Vice President for Programs, and Special Assistant to the President. Jack served as Executive Director for the Theological Book Network from 2004 to 2007, and Director of Grant Management at the James C. Blankemeyer Foundation from 2007 to 2012. He was a member of the Billy Graham Center Scholarship Committee at Wheaton College, a Scholarship Advisor for Langham Partnership/John Stott Ministries, a member of the Theological Resource Team at One Mission Society, and a consultant to North American theological schools on foreign student aid policies. Jack successfully bridged the worlds of international theological education, and quality artistic craftsmanship. His hobbies included 18th century wood and metal working as well as 18th and early 19th century American history. Jack’s home is filled with fine examples of furniture that he created. He also designed and built a beautiful log home in Brown County, Indiana. He had just begun his work on transforming a lovely creek-side property outside Franklin, IN, when he suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. Jack is survived by Bobbi, the woman he dearly loved throughout their 42-year marriage, and four daughters: Ashleigh Graves-Roesler (Bryan) of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, Mab Graves (Larry Endicott) of Indianapolis, IN, Alyssa Hamrick (Forrest) of West Columbia, SC, and Mookie Graves and her son Ransom of Franklin, IN. He is also survived by half-brother Larry Lafferty of Bedford, IN, half-sister Elaine Pearson of Cloverdale, IN, and half-sister Norma Wehrman of Avon, IN. Jack was preceded in death by his parents Houston Graves and Lois Terrell of Bedford, IN, and by his half-brother Stan Lafferty of Paducah, KY. 

TRIBUTE TO JACK GRAVES by former President Dr. David McKenna

Jack Graves walked in the footsteps of Paul, the Tentmaker. Whether pursuing his Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary, serving as a missionary in Indonesia, assisting the President of the Overseas Council or leading as the first Executive Director of the Theological Book Network, he always had his wood-working tools close at hand to complement and support his vision. Legend still lingers in the memories of those who watched him work. When the Theological Book Network began operations in 2004, large wooden tables were needed for sorting the books selected for distribution to marginalized seminaries overseas. Jack, Executive Director, traded his tie for an apron and constructed the tables according to specifications in four hours without the use of a measuring tape. Fifteen years later, millions of books have been sorted on these tables on their way to hundreds of theological seminaries overseas. Today, Jack’s legacy is confirmed book by book on the library shelves of those seminaries. Paul, the Tentmaker, urged the Thessalonians to “excel in love by aspiring to live quietly, attend your own business, and work with your own hands.” What better way to remember Jack? He excelled in love by using his artistic gifts to help assure the theological integrity of seminaries around the world. As humble as he was, Jack would be honored by the title “Tentmaker.”

Reverend Canon Doctor J. Douglas McGlynn, PhDMin 1988,  79, died on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Springfield, Missouri. He was born in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on October 1, 1939, where he spent his youth, excelling as an honor student and in athletics. He was active in Boy Scouts and obtained the rank of Eagle. He earned a BA from Missouri Valley College, a Masters of Divinity from General Theology Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Seminary. Fr. Doug was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church and served in Episcopal and Anglican Churches in Hays, Kansas; Springfield, Missouri; Honolulu, Hawaii and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Springfield, he served as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church early in his career and as Rector of All Saints Anglican Church from 2011 until his retirement in 2016. He led the All Saints congregation through its formation and the construction of its new facility. Upon his retirement All Saints appointed him Rector Emeritus and continued a close relationship with him, caring for him in his final days. Gifted in homiletics and as a pastor, Fr. Doug was highly regarded as a scholar, teacher and mentor. His doctoral dissertation focused on the Caroline Divines of the 17th century. He was a professor of pastoral theology at Trinity School of Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania and at Nashotah House, Nashotah, Wisconsin, where clergy and students referred to him as an extraordinary teacher and mentor and as a major figure in the development of their spiritual lives. Fr. Doug believed in serving in wider Christian ministries and was on the board of the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS) which he chaired for several years. With his love of liturgy he contributed as a member of the Liturgy and Common Worship Task Force of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). He was a leader in the Charismatic Movement and in the formation of the ACNA. Fr. Doug treasured his family. Married to Ana for 57 years, they raised two sons, Sean and Stephen. He is survived by his wife, Ana, their sons, Sean McGlynn, of Norcross, Georgia, Stephen McGlynn of Salisbury, Maryland, one granddaughter, McKenzie Keana McGlynn, of Charleston, South Carolina, and one brother, Dudley McGlynn, of Auburn, Alabama.

Dr. Robert Walter McIntyre, Board of Trustees, 96 who first felt a call to Christian ministry when he was a teenager, died early on the morning of March 20, 2019, at Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab, Marion, Indiana.  He had served his Lord and The Wesleyan Church for almost seven decades. Dr. McIntyre was born June 20, 1922, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Simon Jesse and Ruth Ellen Young McIntyre.  His father was a pastor in The Pilgrim Holiness Church. The family later moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota, and that is where Dr. McIntyre attended his first revival service in October 1935 at a Wesleyan Methodist Church. “It was then, when I was 13, that God spoke to my heart about surrendering my life to him.  I didn’t respond immediately, especially weighing all the issues and making up my mind that if I did respond, it was going to be for life,” Dr. McIntyre said in an autobiography he wrote for his family on his 90th birthday anniversary. “It was soon after that I began to feel a growing sense of a call to the Christian ministry,” he wrote in the book, which he titled A Picture of Robert W. McIntyre: What My Kids Asked Me to Tell Them.

Dr. McIntyre received a theology diploma at Miltonvale College in Kansas before transferring to Marion College, which now is Indiana Wesleyan University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in religion in 1944. At Marion College, he was a member of the Varsity Quartet that traveled five states in a 1937 Ford. A few weeks after receiving his degree at Marion College, Dr. McIntyre was ordained and appointed pastor of Fargo Wesleyan Methodist Church, north of Columbus, Ohio.  In September 1944, he married Edith Jones, who would become an ordained pastor in the Wesleyan Methodist Church a year later. In 1947, the McIntyres moved to Columbus, Ohio, to pioneer a new church.  In the summer of 1952, they were appointed pastors of the Coshocton (Ohio) Wesleyan Methodist Church. Soon after their move to Coshocton, Edith McIntyre became ill.  She died January 3, 1953, leaving her husband with four children—the youngest of them seven weeks old. Dr. McIntyre married Elizabeth Norman on November 6, 1953.  He knew a pastor needed a wife and his children needed a mother.  Robert and Elizabeth McIntyre had been married for 65 years at the time of his death.  Their marriage produced a fifth child in 1954.

In the summer of 1955, just 11 years after he graduated from Marion College, Dr. McIntyre was offered and accepted an opportunity to join the Youth Department at their World Headquarters of The Wesleyan Methodist Church in Marion, Indiana. Dr. McIntyre served as an assistant in the Youth Department for a short time before being elected General Secretary and Director of Wesleyan Youth—a position he held for 13 years. When the Pilgrim Holiness Church and The Wesleyan Methodist Church merged in 1968 to form The Wesleyan Church, Dr. McIntyre was elected as the first General Editor of the denomination. In 1973, Dr. McIntyre was elected to serve as one of four General Superintendents of The Wesleyan Church.  He retired from that office in 1988. After his career at the World Headquarters of The Wesleyan Church, Dr. McIntyre worked as a special assistant to Dr. Jim Barnes, president of Indiana Wesleyan University.  He later accepted a portfolio of Senior Adults Ministry for the denomination’s Department of Local Church Education. Dr. McIntyre served as president of the National Association of Evangelicals from 1984 to 1986 and was on the National Advisory Council of the American Bible Society from 1984 to 1988.  At various times, he was on the Boards of Trustees of Marion College, Houghton College and Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. McIntyre had honorary doctorates from four colleges.

In addition to his wife, the former Harriet Elizabeth Norman, Dr. McIntyre is survived by four children, Judith (Rev. James) Keilholtz, Marion, Indiana; John (Pam) McIntyre, Marion, Indiana; James (Carla) McIntyre, Gas City, Indiana; June Irvine, Hoschton, Georgia; and two “adopted” children, Ben and Yvonne Li, Carmel, Indiana.  He will also be remembered lovingly by his grandchildren: Juline Keilholtz, Dr. Jana (Dr. Chris) Harvey, Teresa (Kevin) Batman, Rev. Chad (Julie) McCallum, Joshua (Gretchen) McIntyre, Jennifer (Kyle) Musser, India (Dr. Derek) Oldham, Deanna (Christopher) Caudell, Amber (Rev. Jason) Berry, Karisa (Jason) Reynolds, Jasmine (Rev. Jeremy) Curtis, and two “adopted” grandsons, Zachary and Brian Li.  Bob had 24 great-grandchildren.

Wendy Peterson, PhD Intercultural Studies 2018. While on a trip to Paris, France with friends, Wendy suddenly became ill. Despite the best efforts of physicians, she left this world to enter into the presence of her Creator on Friday, September 28, 2018. She will be dearly missed by so many family and friends around the globe. We are so very thankful for the timely and wonderful care she received, and so very grateful that she had wonderful, caring friends in Paris with her. The family is devastated by her loss, but we are grateful that she did not linger in pain nor suffer a long, painful illness. Wendy lived her life fully with a huge heart for all she met along the way, and she died having had a wonderful time with special friends doing her favorite thing in the world – having an adventure! We know we will see her again when our own times on earth have come to their ends, and we will continue to live our lives as best we can, following her example of love for friends and family. Wendy taught for many years at Providence University College and was asked to be a guest speaker and lecturer around the world. She was a founding member of the North American Indigenous Theological Seminary, a leader in Evangelical to Indigenous Peoples’ reconciliation, and embraced her Manitoba Red River Métis heritage. She avidly supported the arts community and gave generously to many causes. She lived and breathed her family and took great pleasure in being the best grandmother she could be. She is survived by her husband Ed, her children Chad (Marcia), Melanie (Roger), and Cory (Jennifer) as well as her grandchildren Sarah, Olivia, Million, Yohannes, Daniel, Jessica, Erin, Andrew, Braydon, Brandon, Dakota, Micah, Asher, Elayanah, and her step-grandson Jayden. She is also survived by her siblings Pat (Marlene), Kenny (Mary Jane), Danyn (Roger), Deborah (Ron), and Bradley (Debbie) along with their families.


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