Moses Andrew Beachy
                              May 29, 1925 -- September 14, 2019
    
Moses Andrew Beachy, 94, a resident of Greencroft Communities in
Goshen, passed away on September 14, 2019 at Goshen General
Hospital after suffering a severe stroke. He was born in Kokomo, IN
on May 29, 1925, the fifth in a family of ten children, four of whom
survive. In 1950 he married Ada Barbara Miller, who passed away in
2005. They are survived by their five children, Paul Beachy, John
Beachy both of Colorado Springs, CO, Philip (Katrin Andreasson)
Beachy of Stanford, CA, Barbara (Pete) Yoder of Goshen and Robert
Beachy of Seoul, South Korea; four grandchildren, Chelsea
Bontrager, Tyson (Sarah) Bontrager, Christopher Beachy, and
Jasper Beachy; two step-grandchildren, Amie (Mark) Sankey and
Amanda Yoder;  two great-grandchildren, Quinn Bontrager and Aria
Bontrager; three-step great grandchildren, Marie, Joe, and Anna
Sankey; four sisters, Mary Gingrich of Canton OH, Bertha Beachy of
Goshen, Wilma Gingrich, Clara (Edward) Yoder both of Harrisonburg,
VA; sister-in-law, Edna Beachy of IN.  He was preceded in death by
his wife; parents; two brothers, Floyd and Alvin Beachy; three
sisters, Esther Beachy, Fannie Miller, and Verna Yoder. Moses grew
up on Amish family farms, first in Kokomo until 1941, then in Kalona,
IA. As a conscientious objector he served in Civilian Public Service
from 1946-1948, including a twenty month period at a hospital in
Puerto Rico. During the period from 1948-1957 he taught at several
Christian Day Schools in Plain City, OH and Goshen and he married
Ada and started a family. He also pursued his own education,
eventually completing a B.A. in Bible at Eastern Mennonite College
(1954) and a B.S. in Elementary Education at Goshen College (1957).
After a two year stint as a teacher and pastor among native peoples
in the far reaches of northern Ontario, Canada, he moved with his
wife Ada and family to Puerto Rico where from 1960-1968 he served
as a rural pastor. Upon returning to Goshen, he became a minister at
East Goshen Mennonite Church and received his Master of Divinity
degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries in Elkhart
(1971). His deep passion for working with Hispanic people became
apparent from the activities of LaCasa, a church- and
philanthropy-supported social service agency based in Goshen IN
that he founded in 1968, and which became his full-time occupation
from 1974-1988. Subsequent years were filled with a three-year
period of service in Nicaragua under Mennonite Central Committee
(1989-1991) and volunteer activities as a translator and activist in
Goshen. Moses is remembered for his energy and his outgoing
nature; his wide-ranging activities were made possible by the warmth
and love brought into his home and family by his wife, Ada, whom he
treasured. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday,
September 22 followed by a 4:30 pm Celebration of Life Service at
East Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted
by Pastors Naomi Yoder and Merle Hostetler. Burial will be at a later
date in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to
Seniors for Peace, East Goshen Mennonite Church or LaCasa.

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I am so sorry to hear about uncle Mose passing away!!!! He was a
good man, and will be truly missed by all who loved him!!!! Love you
all very much!!!!!
From: Mary Abbott
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