Leola Grace Kauffman
                                November 29, 1920 ~ July 15, 2017

Leola Grace Kauffman, 96, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at
8:12 am, on Saturday,  at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen. She
was born on November 29, 1920, in Shipshewana, to Levi and Loretta
(Miller) Berkey. On March 8, 1947 in Shipshewana, she married Melvin
S. Kauffman, he died September 23, 1988. Surviving are three
daughters, Janice (Bob) Tossava of Hastings, MI, Phyllis Gingerich of
Colorado Springs, CO, Karen (Dave) Perkins of Goshen; son, Donald
(Deb) Kauffman of Middlebury; eleven grandchildren, 26 great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents;
son-in-law, Merlin Gingerich; one sister; and six brothers. She was a
homemaker and a member of Forks Mennonite Church in Middlebury.
She was active in WMSC and volunteered at the Whistle Stop in
Goshen. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, and gardening. She
handmade quilts for all of her children, grandchildren, and nine great
grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of both her family
and her husband’s family. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on
Monday, July 17 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main
Street, Middlebury. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on
Tuesday, July 18 also at the funeral home. Services will be conducted
by Pastor Phil Yoder. Memorials may be given to Whistle Stop in

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