Betty R. Kauffman
March 28, 1924 -- November 28, 2016
Betty R. Kauffman, 92, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at 7:00 pm,
surrounded by her family, on Monday, November 28, at the Greencroft Gables
Health Care, Goshen. She was born on March 28, 1924, and is the daughter of
Amos and Thersa (Hooley) Hostetler. On November 21, 1942 at Emma
Mennonite Church, she married Melvin D. Kauffman; he died January 22,
2005. Surviving is a daughter, Linda (Paul) Boyer of Goshen; three sons,
Gerald (Sandy) Kauffman of Middlebury, Darrell (Lydia) Kauffman and Melvin
(Sue) Kauffman both of Goshen; 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren,
four great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Mervin (Margaret) Hostetler of
Topeka, Meredith (Jane) Hostetler of Coatesville, Mark (Rande) Hostetler of
Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson,
Corey Boyer, four brothers, Maurice, Merrill, Melvin and Manford Hostetler,
two sisters, Dorothy Hostetler and Marie Hostetler and extended family
members, Jim Rhodes and John Rhodes. She was a homemaker and
co-owner of Kauffman Sales and Service, Middlebury. Betty and her husband
also ran a paper drop for the South Bend Tribune, delivering to area paper
carriers for 19 years. She also delivered RV's for 18 years with Jayco. She
was a member of the Prairieview Missionary Church in Goshen, an avid
reader and enjoyed making jewelry. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and
6:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday December 1, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home,
1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on
Friday December 2, also at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by
Pastor Phil Jerome. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to Prairieview Missionary Church.
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Our thoughts and prayers with all.
From: Kevin Blake & family
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"May tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought...
For time and space can never divide
Or keep your loved one from your side.
When memory paints in colors true,
the happy hours that belonged to you."
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort,
From: Worldwide Freight
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Thinking of you in your time of loss.
From: Greg and Jenny Clark
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So sorry for the loss of Betty. We went to church with her and she was such
a wonderful lady. May God be with all of you.
From: Doug and Connie Sherman