Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

April 15, 2012

Rosa I. Borntrager

MIDDLEBURY — Rosa I. Borntrager, 75, died at 5:21 a.m. Sunday at her residence. Her death was very unexpected.

She was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Middlebury, to Enos and Mattie (Yoder) Cross. On May 27, 1956, in Middlebury, she married Calvin Borntrager. He survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are three daughters, Ruth (Kervin) Hershberger, Middlebury, Mary (Craig) Rufenacht, Archbold, Ohio, Leah Borntrager, Frankfort; a son, Philip (Evelyn) Borntrager, Singers Glen, Va.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna (Irvin) Yoder, Goshen; four brothers, Vernon (Arlene) Cross and Leroy (Esther) Cross, both of Goshen, Elmer Cross, Topeka, and Joe (Alpha) Cross, Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Sarah Ann Cross; a son, Nathan Borntrager; two sisters, Mary Schrock and Fannie Cross; and two brothers, Daniel and George Cross.

She was a homemaker and a member of Townline Mennonite Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, in charge of the children’s music department and mentored young ladies of the church. She loved music, working in her flower gardens, was a master pie baker and a member of the Joyful Spirit Choir. She volunteered at Menno-Hof, Shipshewana, as a Tour Guide and had retired from the Essenhaus in October 2011 after 36 years.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Townline Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Pastors Mel Eash, Andy Eversole and Dean Yoder. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorials may be given to Menno-Hof. Online condolences may be sent to millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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