July 10, 1919 -- June 15, 2014
Fern Marie Showalter, 94, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, went peacefully to be with
the Lord at 12:20 pm, on Sunday, June 15, at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen.
She was born on July 10, 1919, in Shipshewana, to Noah and Sovilla (Blough) Hooley.
On February 22, 1941 in LaGrange County she married Stahly Showalter, he died May
19, 2006. Surviving are four daughters, Phyllis (Carl) Metzler of Goshen, Darlene (Lynn)
Miller of Elkhart, Dianne (David) Lehman of Goshen, Delores (Mark) Showalter-Boyd of
Lititz, PA; two sons, Lowell (Cindy) Showalter of Syracuse, Ron (Tamylia) Showalter of
Union, MO; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren;
sister-in-law, Lois Hooley of Shipshewana. She was preceded in death by her
husband, parents, sister, Florence Rheinheimer, three brothers, LaVerne, Francis and
Ernest Hooley. Fern had retired from Abitibi after working there several years and was
a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church; she enjoyed quilting
and was active in the sewing circle of the church. She had volunteered at Loveway in
Bristol and at The Depot in the Old Bag Factory, Goshen. Family and friends may
gather at 3:00 pm on Tuesday June 17 at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen for
a graveside service which will be followed by visitation from 4:30 - 6:00 pm and a
celebration of life service at 6:00 pm. Services will be conducted by Pastors Tyler
Hartford and Ron Diener. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be
given to Pleasant View Mennonite Church.
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Fern Marie Showalter