Beverly Jean Wingard, 87, of Topeka, passed away peacefully while
surrounded by her family at 6:00 am on Saturday at Parkview
LaGrange Hospital. She was born on August 11, 1931 in Elkhart to
Elmer and Vera (Elliott) Shoecraft. On April 11, 1953 in Topeka she
married Freeman L. Wingard. Surviving are three daughters, Wilma
(Daryle) Swihart of Shipshewana, Amanda (Peter) Cross of Hot
Sulphur Springs, CO, Mary (Gary) Dunker of Shipshewana; eight
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brother, Walt (Helen)
Shoecraft of LaGrange; sister-in-law Anna Bontrager of
Shipshewana. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband;
sister, Judi Hapner; half sister, Doris Cripe. Beverly was a woman of
faith; she was a true prayer warrior spending much time in her daily
devotions. She was a member of Emma Church, Topeka where she
was very active. She was known for her sense of humor and
outgoing personality, she never knew a stranger. She loved taking
care of her cats, spending time in her flower garden and often made
flower arrangements for her church and family. She enjoyed painting,
cooking and especially spending time at family get-togethers. She
had been the owner/operator of the Honeyville General Store, then
worked for Miller’s Grocery Store in Topeka and later worked for
Mishler’s Packing, LaGrange where she retired from. Visitation will be
from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 2, at Emma Church,
Topeka. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October
3, also at the church.  Services will be conducted by Pastor Gene
Hartman. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials
may be given to Emma Church.  Online condolences may be offered

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So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies go to your family.
Hugs, thoughts, and prayers to all.
From: Tony Lower

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I am finding it difficult to write the words for one of the most beautiful
woman I know...she was like a mom to me...always there for us, she
was the most kind hearted, never judgemental, loving, caring person
Ive ever had a privelage to meet. 2 weeks ago, mom and I tried locate
her when we were going to Topeka to see her. My biggest regret is I
waited too long. My heart is sad, but I know shes up there smiling and
in a better place. My heart goes out to you all, oh that laugh, I
remember it so we ll, Bev could lite up a room without even trying.
Love her with all my heart!
From: Robin Clark

Beverly Jean Wingard