Goshen News, Goshen, IN


February 2, 2013

William H. Neff

Oct. 16, 1918-Feb. 1, 2013

GOSHEN — William H. Neff, 94, formerly of New Paris, died Friday at 5:30 a.m. at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Goshen, to Abe and Zura (Hess) Neff.

He married Harriet Holliday Aug. 31, 1940. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, Bill (June) Neff, New Paris; daughter, Darcy Boyden, Franklin; brother, Phil (Sue) Neff, Goshen; sister, Iris (Ted) Hanes, North Manchester; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Sherman, Betty Anglin and Bonnie Lehman.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was discharged in 1946. He was owner-operator of Neff Realty and worked at Neff Ford Tractor Sales, New Paris, and Eurika Silo and Block, New Paris. He was a volunteer New Paris fireman and served as chief for five years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, New Paris, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 985, Goshen.

Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Chuch, New Paris. The Rev. Rob Nelson will officiate.

Burial will be in New Paris Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to an agency of the donor’s choice.

Online messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.rrefh.com.

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