Edna Irene Gingerich, 82, of Shipshewana, died at 9:25 pm, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015
at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, she had been ill for just one day. She was born on
March 5, 1933, in Marshall County, to Perry and Pennola (Boley) Hochstetler. On June
9, 1955 in Shipshewana she married Alvin Ray, he died August 3, 2011. Surviving are
four daughters, Nola Jean (Mervin) Beechy, Erma Lou (Homer) Bontrager, Ruth Ann
Gingerich all of Shipshewana, Martha Sue (David) Knepp of Montgomery; two sons,
Nelson Ray (Ruth) Gingerich of Middlebury and Merlin Lee (Suvilla) Gingerich of New
Market, TN; 20 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; three sisters, Erma (Jacob)
Beachy of Millersburg, OH, Alma (Otis) Kuhns of Nappanee, Katie Kelley of Bellmore,
OH; brother, Ray (Helen) Hochstetler of Topeka; three sister-in-laws, Fannie
Hochstetler of Goshen, Sadie Hochstetler and Nettie Hochstetler both of Shipshewana.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Wayne Allen Gingerich; parents;
three brothers, Emil, Lester and LeRoy Hochstetler. She was a homemaker and
member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will after 1:00 pm on Wednesday,
July 22, all day Thursday, July 23, at the family residence, 7235 West 250 North
Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, July 24, at the same
residence. Services will be conducted by Bishops Joe Hochstetler and Leroy L. Miller.
Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.
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