Elva W. Beechy
February 27, 1923 -- July 24, 2019
Elva W. Beechy, 96, of Millersburg, died at 3:12 am on Wednesday, July 24, at
Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on February 27, 1923 in Lagrange
County to William and Amanda (Schrock) Beechy. On March 9, 1944 in
LaGrange County he married Beulah Mae Mast, she died March 31, 2016.
Surviving are two daughters, Esther Yoder of Millersburg and Freida (Mike)
Katsaros of Sarasota, FL; five sons, Robert LaVern Beechy of Shreveport,
LA, Harley (Jennifer) Beechy of Millersburg, Bill (Kim) Beechy of Middlebury,
Edwin (Carolyn) Beechy of Millersburg, Floyd (Michelle) Beechy of
Millersburg; 14 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 22 great
grandchildren, nine step great grandchildren; two sisters, Alice (Menno)
Yoder of Shipshewana and Amanda Miller of Chouteau, OK; brother-in-law,
Ora Weirich of Elkhart; sister-in-law, Jackie Beechy Mazzoni of Matteson, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; granddaughter and her
husband, Carol Ann (Eldon) Miller; grandson, Merlin Miller; step
granddaughter, Candie Targgart; four brothers, Ammon, Vernon, Raymond,
William, Jr. Beechy; three sisters, Mary Miller, Anna Miller, Katherine Weirich;
two sisters in law, Ida Beechy and Georigia Beechy; three brothers in law,
John Miller, Amzie Miller, Irvin Miller. Elva was a member of Fairhaven
Mennonite Church. He was a farmer all his life until retiring in 2016. He
operated the Millersburg elevator from 1970 to 1985, farming was his life.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 26, and 2:00 - 4:00 and
6:00 - 8:00 pm, Saturday, July 27, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513
State Road 4 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 28,
also at the church. Services will be conducted by the Fairhaven Mennonite
Church Ministry Team. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to Fairhaven Mennonite Church Memorial Fund.
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My deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Elva. He was a good
man and a friend of my family for many years. Prayers for all.
From: Lauretta Wilson Schrock
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I am so sorry for the family's loss. I will miss him too. While waitressing, I
always looked forward to seeing him. He felt like family to me. Sending the
family tight hugs and prayers for comfort.
From: Jeannie Gonzales