Goshen News, Goshen, IN


January 4, 2014

Gladys M. Leinbach

April 8, 1924-Jan. 3, 2014

GOSHEN — Gladys M. Leinbach, 89, died Friday evening at IU Health Goshen Hospital where she had been since Tuesday.

She was born April 8, 1924, in Goshen to Harvey and Grace (Culp) Stichter.

She married Lloyd G. Leinbach Nov. 11, 1945. He died Dec. 4, 2011.

Gladys is survived by two sons, Glenn (Vera) Leinbach, Elkhart, and Carl (Dove) Leinbach, Goshen; two daughters, JoAnn (Richard) Schrock, Goshen and Ruth Bolden, Sandy, Ore.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Harriet) Stichter, Milford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Elsie Ramer.

A lifelong area resident, she graduated from Goshen High School in 1943 and worked at the Side Board Restaurant, Elkhart and the Goshen Sale Barn.

A homemaker, Gladys was a member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church and made hundreds of quilts and did quilting for Quilt Designs and recently did baby quilts for MCC.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

A 10 a.m., Wednesday funeral service will be conducted at the church. Pastors Wes Bontreger and Harold Yoder will officiate.

Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee SWAP (Sharing with Appalachian People) for Elkhorn W.Va. Projects.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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