July 14, 1923 -- November 19, 2014
Hope Kauffman, 91, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at 8:20
am, on Wednesday, November 19, at Greencroft Health Care Center.
She was born on July 14, 1923, in Davidsville, PA, to John B. and
Elsie (Mast) Kaufman and they moved to Middlebury in May of 1935.
On August 21, 1943 in Middlebury she married David J. Kauffman, he
died June 3, 1998. Surviving are three sons, Glen David (Mary Ann)
Kauffman of Edson, Alberta, Canada, Edward John (Gay) Kauffman of
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Kent Ray (Darla) Kauffman of Middlebury,
six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; brother, John (Violet)
Kaufman Jr. of Goshen. She was preceded in death by her husband,
parents, a son, Paul James Kauffman, brother, Willis Kaufman. She
was a charter member of Bonneyville Mennonite Church. She started
teaching Sunday School and Bible School in High School and taught
for many years. She graduated from Middlebury High School in 1941.
She was an active member of the Women’s Missionary and Service
Commission and was president of the Indiana-Michigan Conference
WMSC for six years. She was a volunteer at Goshen Hospital for 15
years, was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, reading and baking.
Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Sunday November 23, at
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury.
Family and friends may gather from 9:00 – 10:00 am on Monday,
November 24 at the funeral home to go in procession to a 10:30 am
graveside service at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. A memorial
service will follow at 11:30 am at Bonneyville Mennonite Church,
Bristol. Services will be conducted by Pastor Marcella Hershberger.
Memorials may be given to Bonneyville Mennonite Church.
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So very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in
my prayers. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult
From: Terri (Howard) Berden
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I so enjoyed visiting with Hope during her dental hygiene
appointments with me way back when ..... I will be praying for you all
during this time.
From: Mary Jo Troyer
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Glen, We send our sympathies on the loss of your mother. She
sounds like a wonderful person. It was good you were just here to
see her one last time. God bless.
From: Larry and Cathy Nafziger
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What I remember most is Eddie sharing Aunt Hope's cheesecake. It
was the first time I had it...and I loved it. Now I make mine like she did.
Thanks, Aunt Hope.
From: Kathy (Nusbaum) Jordan