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Category: Obituaries

Former Ohio regional pastor dies

Rev. Howard M. Ratcliff died on Aug. 11, 2013, at the age of 76. He was a pastor in Tiffin and Bowling Green, Ohio prior to becoming associate regional minister and eventually regional pastor and president from 1980 to 2003. In addition to his long service in Ohio, Ratcliff served on a number of Disciples […]

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Posted on August 21, 2013
Filed under: Obituaries, People, Regions
Former Montana regional minister dies

Courtesy of the Pacific Southwest regional office Dr. Fred Evans, former Regional Minister of the Christian Church in Montana, died on Saturday night, July 19. His daughter, Rev. Patty Evans, Pastor of First Christian Church, Albany, Oregon, was by his side. Fred served in numerous ministries in Oregon and California and as Interim Regional Minister […]

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Posted on July 23, 2013
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Howard Dentler, former deputy general minister, dies

by Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Rev. Howard Dentler, who served as the deputy general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for nearly 20 years under four denominational leaders, died July 3 in Mount Pleasant, IA. He was 90. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. […]

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Posted on July 9, 2013
Filed under: Obituaries, Office of the General Minister and President, People
Chalice artist dies

Bruce Tilsley, 80, of Arvada, Colo., passed away on Nov. 27, 2012. Tilsley was the graphic designer responsible for defining the now-familiar chalice logo of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) accepted at the 1971 General Assembly in Louisville. It was based on a napkin drawing given to him by Robert Friedly and Ronald Osborn. […]

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Posted on December 3, 2012
Filed under: Obituaries, People
Eugene Moore, advocate for Personal Energy Transportation, dies

Dr. O. Eugene Moore died July 3, 2012. He was born on November 20, 1916. He served churches in Oklahoma, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Alabama and Illinois. Moore also served as a director of religious education for state organizations, assistant to the president at Culver-Stockton, associate general secretary for the Missouri Association of Churches, and regional […]

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Posted on July 10, 2012
Filed under: Obituaries, People
Rev. Dr. Billye P. Bridges: Remembering her passion for education

The passing of the Rev. Dr. Billye P. Bridges to new life in February still reverberates around the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). “We are still realizing the gravity of this loss,” said the Rev. Timothy James, associate general minister and administrative secretary of the National Convocation. “She had such widespread leadership and influence.” Even though […]

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Posted on March 19, 2012
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Former pastor of National City Christian Church dies

Dr. William C. Howland, Jr., passed away March 6, 2012, in Austin, Texas. He was a former senior pastor of National City Christian Church (NCCC), deputy general minister and president of the Disciples as well as an acting president of Phillips Theological Seminary. His memorial service will be at University Christian Church in Austin on April […]

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Posted on March 9, 2012
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Christian education director for DHM Billye P. Bridges dies

The Rev. Dr. Billye P. Bridges passed away during the late evening hours of Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, after a brief hospitalization.  She was director of Christian education for Disciple Home Missions from 2003 until her death. From 1996 to 2003 she served DHM as director of specialized Christian Education. A memorial tribute to Bridges […]

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Posted on February 24, 2012
Filed under: Obituaries