Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

December 18, 2013

Barbara J. Ostrander

Barbara J. Ostrander

March 3, 1926-Dec.18, 2013

GOSHEN — Barbara J. Ostrander, 87, died Wednesday at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1926 in Paxico, Kan., to William and Rosie (Piel) Weith.

On Dec. 3, 1956, she married Dennis Ostrander in Topeka, Kan. He died Feb. 11, 2000.

She is survived by four daughters, Debbie Greene, St. Joseph, Mo., Pamela (Bruce) Grover, Frances (Charles) Baer and Kathy (Tom) Thrush, all of Goshen; two sons, Pat Ostrander, South Bend and Daniel (Debra) Ostrander, Goshen; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Edna Kaiser, Barrington, Kan., and Bernice Cline, Burlingame, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

A Goshen resident since 1965, Mrs. Ostrander was a member of Benton Mennonite Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially flower gardening, walking and boating. Her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her great joy.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

A 10 a.m. funeral service will take place Saturday at Benton Mennonite Church with the Revs. Brenda Meyer and Doug Kaufman officiating.

Burial will follow at New Paris Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Benton Mennonite Church.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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