Esther A. Kauffman
                                     February 7, 1934 -- June 19, 2020

Esther A. Kauffman, 86, of Middlebury, died at 11:24 am, on Friday, June 19 at
her residence. She was born on February 7, 1934, in Reno County, KS, to Ed
and Gertrude (Stutzman) Yoder. On June 28, 1958 in Elkhart County, she
married Kenneth Kauffman; he died October 12, 1987. Surviving are two
daughters, Diane Kauffman and Joann (Loren) Stutzman both of Middlebury;
five grandchildren, Kaitlin (Todd) Martin, Evan (Natalie) Stutzman, Justin
(Nicole) Stutzman, Nathan (Angela) Stutzman, Ryan Stutzman and four
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents;
sister, Ida Mae Miller; brother, Elmer Yoder. Esther was a former member of
Clinton Brick Mennonite Church and currently attended Siloam Fellowship.
She had a great love and appreciation for her children and grandchildren.
She enjoyed cleaning and tidying up homes in the Middlebury community for
many years. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, June 22 at
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. There will
also be visitation from 9:00 to 10:00 am on Tuesday, June 23 at the funeral
home. Family and friends will then go in procession to Clinton Brick
Cemetery, Goshen for a 10:15 am graveside service. Services will be
conducted by Pastor Vern Hostetler. Memorials may be given to Gospel
Echoes Prison Ministries or Siloam Fellowship.

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From: (cousin) Ivan Fry
Esther was one of my older cousins I remember her mother was 94/95? I
was still living in Oregon, I came back here for her funeral and I think I
really surprised Esther -she thanked me many times. We used to play
dominos monthly at a different cousins house (each month I would play
taxi to take her along to whoevers home we went to anyway when it was at
Esthers, she was such a gracious host always had plenty of snacks, coffee,
and great desserts!!! I so enjoyed her really going to miss herR. I. P Esther
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From: Amy Yowell
So sorry for your loss. So many memories made over the last 40 years.
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From: Barbara Price
Esther was a kind and loyal friend. I will miss the occasional lunch and
phone call. She loved her family and was proud of all they do. I will miss
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From: Darin and Wanita Bender
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was such a sweet
lady, and always a pleasure to visit with. Our sympathy and prayers to you
as a family during this difficult time
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From: John & Shelly Yoder
Diane and Joann, So sorry to hear of your great loss. You are in our
thoughts and prayers.