Leola Grace Kauffman
Leola Grace Kauffman, 96, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at
8:12 am, on Saturday, July 15 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 Goshen.
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