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As reported in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue.

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Rev. Neal Roy Doty

Rev. Neal Roy Doty

May 31, 1938–February 27, 2015

Neal was born in Everett, Wash., and later moved to Bellingham, Wash., where he met Jean Pitts. They married in 1960. Neal graduated with honors from Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Ill.). Prior to serving with the C&MA, he was a youth minister at Broadway United Presbyterian Church in Bellingham and was involved in radio work and music ministry. During his more than 27 years of C&MA ministry, Neal served churches in Richmond (1987–2005) and Brentwood, Calif. (2006–2015). He died in his Brentwood home after a long battle with cancer. Neal is survived by his wife; children Sean and Shannon; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

Rev. H. Thomas Lindsey

October 10, 1927–March 2, 2015

Thomas was born in Irvona, Pa., and attended the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack [N.Y.] College). On June 23, 1951, he married Elizabeth in Portland, Maine. She died on July 11, 2006. Thomas married Lala on January 8, 2008, in Summerfield, Fla. During 40 years of C&MA ministry, Thomas served churches in New Wilmington (1953–1958) and Spartansburg, Pa. (1958–1962); Madison (1963–1964), Muskegon (1964–1966), and Holland, Wis. (1972–1974); Louisville, Ky. (1974–1978); Bowling Green, Ohio (1978–1981); and Brockway (1981–1987), Dingmans Ferry (1987–1989), and Shamokin, Pa. (1989–1993). Thomas was predeceased by his wives; he is survived by son Dana; 3 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Dr. Albert Emery Cramer

May 17, 1924–March 14, 2015

Born in Blairstown, Iowa, Albert served as an artillery man (689th Field Artillery Battalion) in General Patton’s Third U.S. Army during World War II in Europe, earning four bronze battle stars. He married Josie Ellen Ackelson on September 21, 1951, at Deer Creek Chapel near Peru, Iowa. Albert received eight college and graduate school degrees, including a doctor of theology from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Northern Seminary, Lombard, Ill.). During his 40-year teaching career, he ministered in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan as well as New York, Colorado, Montana, and Minnesota. In addition to being a professor, Albert was academic dean of Rockmont College (Lakewood, Colo.) and vice president of Academic Affairs at Canadian Theological Seminary (Calgary, Alta.). He retired in 1997 after teaching at Crown College (formerly St. Paul Bible College) in St. Bonifacius, Minn. Albert is survived by his wife; daughters Evangeline and Ramona; and 3 grandchildren.

Lillian E. (Morrill) Stepp

March 3, 1925–March 18, 2015

Lillian was born in Verona, Pa., and was a 1943 graduate of Verona High School. She married Richard L. Stepp on June 24, 1945, in the United Presbyterian Church of Russellton (Pa.). The couple then moved to California, where Lillian was a cafeteria worker for the local school. During more than 32 years of C&MA ministry, Lillian served alongside her husband in churches in Renville, Minn. (1955–1960), and Ontario (1963–1967; 1973–1979), Simi Valley (1980–1984), and San Diego, Calif. (1985–1990). After Richard’s death in 1995, Lillian returned to Russellton to be closer to family. She attended the Rock of Ages C&MA Church in Acmetonia and the Christ Community Fellowship Church in Sarver, Pa. Lillian was predeceased by her husband; she is survived by two sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy W. Undheim

April 8, 1922–March 18, 2015

Born in Manitoba, Canada, Dorothy graduated from Canadian Bible College (Regina, Sask.; now Ambrose University, Calgary, Alta.). She married Rev. Paul J. Undheim on June 6, 1949, at Nakaman Point Bible Camp in Alberta, Canada. On April 9, 1959, Dorothy became a U.S. citizen. Dorothy served with the C&MA for 40 years. In 1949, she and Paul were appointed as missionaries to Thailand. After he died, Dorothy continued her ministry there for seven years. Dorothy was a member of the Lebanon (Pa.) Area Evangelical Free Church in Jonestown and enjoyed many activities while living at the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, including Bible studies, a dominoes group, and exercising in the swimming pool. She is survived by son Timothy; daughters Ruthie and Becki; and 2 grandchildren.

Rev. Arnold (Bud) Steinert

August 23, 1925–March 24, 2015

Born in Meredith, Mont., Bud enlisted as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He attended Canadian Bible College (Regina, Sask.; now Ambrose University, Calgary, Alta.), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theology. On June 14, 1951, Bud married Hazel in Ronan, Mont. During his 40 years of C&MA ministry, Bud was a bivocational church planter who pastored in White Sulphur Springs and Arlee, Mont. He was the founding pastor of C&MA churches in Riverton, Wyo.; Heyburn, Idaho; and Libby, Mont. Bud also enjoyed animal husbandry, architectural design, and carpentry. Bud was predeceased by his wife; he is survived by daughters Susan and Crystal; son Tim; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

Dr. Keith M. Bailey

February 4, 1924–March 26, 2015

Born in Greenville, Ohio, Keith received a bachelor of theology from St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minn.) and a BA from Bethany (Okla.) Nazarene College (now Southern Nazarene University). On June 3, 1944, he married Martha. Keith began preaching in 1941 at the age of 17. During more than 47 years of C&MA ministry, he pastored churches in Ohio, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Kentucky and served as a missionary among Native American peoples. After learning three Indian languages, Keith launched a translation of the New Testament in Chippewa. He was field director of the Alliance Indian work and also principal of the Mokahum Indian Bible School (now the Mokahum Ministry Center, Cass Lake, Minn.). In addition, Keith was superintendent of the Midwest and Ohio Valley districts, was vice president of Church Ministries at the C&MA National Office, and was managing editor of Christian Publications. Throughout his ministry, Keith was a sought-after speaker at Bible camps, conferences, evangelistic services, and revivals. He spoke at the Life Investment Conference and the C&MA’s General Council and taught and preached in more than 30 countries overseas. He also authored 12 books. After Martha’s death, Keith became active in the Dunkard Brethren Church, where he served as an ordained minister and elder in the Cornerstone Congregation as well as in the group’s publication ministries. Keith was predeceased by his wife and son David; he is survived by sons Michael, Timothy, and Gary; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 step–great grandchildren.

Rev. Ronald G. Milley

February 26, 1932–April 3, 2015

Born in Toronto, Ont., Ronald attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., and Nyack Missionary College (now Nyack [N.Y.] College). On September 8, 1956, he married Greta Olson in Stanford, Conn. During 41 years of C&MA ministry, Ronald pastored churches in Bangor, Maine (1956–1960); Lakeview, Ont. (1960–1962); Seekonk (1962–1968) and Rockland, Mass. (1968–1970); West Hartford, Conn. (1970–1980); and Williamsport (1980–1990) and New Castle, Pa. (1990–1996). He also served as an interim pastor in Shippensburg and Mt. Union, Pa., and as a chaplain at Providence Place Retirement Community in Chambersburg, Pa. Ronald is survived by his wife; daughter Barbara; son Frank; 3 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

Norman Lowell Emery

October 23, 1937–April 11, 2015

Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, to C&MA missionaries, Norman attended Nyack Missionary College (now Nyack [N.Y.] College) and the Jaffray School of Missions (now Alliance Theological Seminary) in Nyack, N.Y. On July 1, 1960, in Flourtown, Pa., he married Kay Kieffer. Norman was a missionary for 37 years, beginning with the C&MA in Ecuador, where he and Kay served in Agato (1963), as dorm parents at the Alliance Academy in Quito (1963–1965), and in Ambato (1967–1968). He then served with HCJB World Radio Missionary Fellowship, Inc., also in Ecuador. Norman was an interim pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Reading, Pa., and at Locust Valley Chapel (C&MA) in Coopersburg, Pa. He was an interpreter for Language Services Associates in Willow Grove, Pa., volunteered at Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital, and was involved with a visitation ministry through Calvary Church of Souderton (Pa.). Norman is survived by his wife; sons Nathan and Peter; and 2 grandchildren.

Betty L. (Blanchard) Johanson

April 11, 1923–April 12, 2015

Betty received Jesus at the North Side C&MA Church in Pittsburgh, Pa., the city where she was born. She was exposed to missions through missionary rallies and committed her life to overseas ministry. She attended the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack [N.Y.] College) and then worked at Christian Publications (Harrisburg, Pa.). During 41 years of C&MA service, Betty was a missionary in Guinea and Mali, West Africa. After serving as a secretary, she was involved in teaching and higher education, bookkeeping, evangelism, and literacy work, which she considered one her most important ministries, as it helped give people access to God’s Word. Betty retired in 1985 and married John S. Johanson, who also had been a missionary in Africa. Betty was predeceased by her husband; she is survived by stepdaughter Carol; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

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