Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

May 24, 2013

Wilma Lambright

Dec. 6, 1928-May 23, 2013

WOLCOTTVILLE — Wilma Lambright, 84, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

She was born Dec. 6, 1928 in LaGrange County, to Samuel J. and Fanny I. (Schrock) Bontrager.

On Nov. 30, 1948, she married Daniel J. Lambright in LaGrange County. He died April 3, 2008.

She is survived by her two sons, Alvin Lee (Marcia) Lambright of Topeka and Joas D. (Marsha) Lambright of Wolcottville; eight daughters, Mary Anna (Marvin) Schwartz of Millersburg, Fanny Marie (William) Yoder of Dalton, Wis., Irene (Ezra) Bontrager of Wolcottville, Ada Mae (Leroy) Miller of Dalton, Wis., Frieda (Christy) Mast, Ruby Ellen (Devon) Miller and Nettie Sue (DeWayne) Miller, all of Topeka, and Naomi (Mervin) Lehman of Shipshewana; 66 grandchildren; 158 great-grandchildren; brother, Daniel S. (Ida) Bontrager of LaGrange; seven sisters, Mary (Danny) Bieler of Sarasota, Fla., Ida Mae Lehman of Topeka, Edna (Levi) Mast of Millersburg, Fanny Irene Gingerich of Topeka, Erma (Vernon) Miller of Topeka, Elma (Norman) Miller of Middlebury and Ruby S. Miller of Topeka; and two brothers-in-law, Ezra E. Miller of LaGrange and William (Lizzie Ellen) Yoder of Topeka; and a sister-in-law, Barbara June of Goshen

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Perry Jay Lambright; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Elmer S. Bontrager; three sisters, Anna Miller, Nettie Yoder and Viola Bontrager; brothers-in-law, Perry Jay Lehman and Eli E. Miller; and sister-in-law, Lizzie Ann Bontrager.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Friends may call all day today at the Joas Lambright residence, 7735 S. 075 West, Wolcottville.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mervin Bontrager residence, 0821 W. 1200 North-57, Wolcottville. Services will be conducted by Bishop Ezra Bontrager and the home ministers of the Amish church.

Burial will be in Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit millerstewawrtfuneralhome.com.

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