Memorial Minutes

Traditionally, when a valued member of a meeting dies, the clerk, a close friend of the person, or another committee writes a memorial minute. When approved by the Monthly Meeting, it becomes part of the permanent records of the meeting. Memorial minutes sent to Lake Erie Yearly Meeting’s Publications & Archives Committee are printed in the Annual Records and many appear below.

Obituaries and memorial minutes have different purposes and different audiences. While some of the material may be the same, an obituary is the family’s take on what they want published in the newspaper and on-line, and made available to those who come to the showing, memorial meeting, and/or funeral. Traditionally, it provides biographical information. A memorial minute is a meeting’s recollection of a Friend and the part he/she has taken in the meeting and the wider Quaker world. They can vary enormously, but at their best capture the spirit of the Friend, warts and all. They are usually anywhere between two paragraphs and two pages long. They do not need to include biographical information.

LEYM Memorial Minutes & Obituaries

William Beale
George Bent
Jim Booth
Rilma Buckman
Leonora Cayard
Robert Coan
Marie Cotton
Wendell Cotton
Freda Ensign
Richard Ensign
Betty Ford
Eldon Hamm
Max Heirich
Anne Holzner
David Horn
Helen Horn
Bill Hummon
Elizabeth Kaufman
Michael Kay
Daniel Kirk
David Lore
Rosemary Lore
Margaret McCoy
Gerry McNabb
Sol Metz
Franklin Miller
Clay Mitchell
Ruth Pino
Ralph Peabody
Cecil Rockwell
Elva Rockwell
James Satterwhite
John Savage
Bill Sledd
John Stratton
Rusty Sweitzer
Kyo Takahashi
Etta Ruth Weigel
Art Wolfe
Maria Youssef