GOSHEN — Dora Belle “Dora” Monschein Aust, 91, died after a brief illness Wednesday evening at her home.
She was born March 19, 1922 in Goshen, to John and Anna (Baker) Bowman.
On Jan. 11, 1939, she married Paul Monschein. He died in 1958.
She later married William H. Aust, who also preceded her in death in 1997.
She is survived by five daughters, Charmaine (Paul) Young, Sarasota, Fla., Mary Anne Cripe, Carrollton, Ga., Janet A. (Robert) Miller and Jean (Lynn) Krull, both of Goshen, and Jane Monschein, Pittsburg, Pa.; a son, Daniel (Janice) Monschein, Goshen; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Clarence, Guy, Fred, Lamar and Warren Bowman; two sisters, Marie Dresch and H. Irene Gibson; and a son-in-law, Roger L. Cripe.
Mrs. Aust was a lifetime area resident and member at First United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and local business owner. She owned South Side Soda Shop for 10 years and worked there a total of 30 years. After retirement, she also worked at G.C. Murphy’s in Goshen.
Friends may visit with the family Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday at First United Methodist Church, Goshen. The Rev. Ed Fritz and pastoral assistant Pam Kling will officiate
Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church or to an agency of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.