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Obituary: John D. Wilds Jr. '74

John D. Wilds Jr. ‘74, age 74, of St. Anne, passed away peacefully Friday, December 23, 2022 with family by his side.

He was born March 18, 1948, in Virginia. He was U.S. Postal Worker and was a member of College Church of the Nazarene. John served in the United States Marines. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, gardening, walking and attending Parkinsons fitness classes at Riverside Health Center.

Obituary: Gerald W. Collins Sr. '62

Gerald W. "Jerry" Collins, Sr. ‘62, age 81, of Quincy, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 8:03 pm Sunday May 1, 2022, in his home surrounded by his family.

The Call to Entrepreneurship: Hayden Rankin '22

Have you ever considered what it takes to start your own business? Have you had a big idea or a problem that you feel you could solve with a product or launch of a new organization? The journey of the entrepreneur is one that requires a bit of creativity, curiosity, and courage to take a step and start something new. For Hayden Rankin, ’22, the call to entrepreneurship came during his time at Olivet.  

Obituary: Edith E. Roat '59

Edith Eleanor Roat ‘59, age 87, passed away December 26, 2022 at The Lodge in Manito, IL, surrounded by her children. She was born November 16, 1935 to Robert and Edith Anna (Stanton) Ediger of Mitchell, SD, the fifth of six siblings.

Obituary: Karen S. Youell '66

Karen Sue Youell ‘66, age 78, of Bradley, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at her home.


She was born Aug. 3, 1944, in Kankakee, the daughter of William E. Larkins and Leona V. Larkins.

Obituary: Rev. Richard R. Burdett '71

Rev. Richard Ray Burdett ’71, age 77, went home to his Lord and Savior Tuesday evening, December 13, 2022. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 4, 1945, the son of the late Hurlie E. and Gertrude E. (Miller) Burdett.

Obituary: Katherine "Kathy" Hess

Katherine “Kathy” Hess, daughter of George Grant Huffman and Edith Constance (Lundin) Huffman, was born on February 2, 1928. She passed away on August 19, 2022, at the powerful age of 94 years old. Kathy married her college sweetheart, David Albert Hess on May 6, 1947. During their time at Church of the Nazarene Pastors and Church Builders, she worked as the church secretary, and together they raised 5 children.

Obituary: Hannah S. Cheney '16

Hannah Sue Cheney ‘16, age 29, of Mason, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

A Memorial Service for Hannah was held Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 East Maple Street, Mason, MI 48854.

Obituary: Phillip N. Richardson '62

Phillip Nolan Richardson ‘62, age 87, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, August 8, 2022. He will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend to everyone he knew.

Obituary: Terry J. Arnholt '62

Terry Jack Arnholt ’62, was born in Danville, IL on 23 April 1940 and graduated from Georgetown High School in 1958.  He attended William Jewel College on a football scholarship for a year and graduated from Olivet Nazarene College in 1962.  On 20 January 1962 he married his high school sweetheart Loretta Sue Silvestro.  He then taught junior science for a year in Zion, IL before attending graduate school at Southern Illinois University receiving a Masters in Human Physiology.  While in graduate scho