Celesta Marie Bontrager, 90, of Middlebury, died at 6:10 pm, on Thursday, February
9, at her residence. She was born on June 14, 1926, in Howard County, to Henry and
Silvia (Hostetler) Troyer. On September 9, 1948 in Howard County, she married
Melvin J. Bontrager; he died April 4, 1986. Surviving are three daughters, Eva (Scott
Robinson) Shearer of Goshen, Leanna (Jon) Yoder of Bristol, Marie (Leroy) Troyer of
Sarasota, FL; three sons, Galen (Gladys) Bontrager and Ernie Bontrager both of
Goshen, Lee (Dorothy) Bontrager of Middlebury; eight grandchildren, three great
grandchildren; three brothers, Paul (Betty) Troyer of Peru, Ralph (Kitty) Troyer and
Eldon (Sue) Troyer both of Kokomo. She was preceded in death by her husband,
parents, two sisters, Edna Mae Mast and Clara Burkholder and a sister-in-law,
Barbara Troyer. Celesta was a homemaker and a member of Woodlawn A M Church.
She enjoyed quilting and had made three since turning 90. Visitation will be from
1:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Sunday February 12, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home,
1003 South Main Street Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to
the 10:00 am funeral service on Monday February 13, at Woodlawn Mennonite
Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by the Woodlawn Ministry Team.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to World
Missionary Press. Online condolences may be sent at
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So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May you find comfort in the good
memories you have with her.
From: Bonnie Bailey
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So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Will keep you in my prayers.
From: Sheryl Hostetler
|Celesta Marie Bontrager
June 14, 1926 ~ February 9, 2017