Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

October 26, 2012

Miriam Weaver Beachy

July 16, 1921-Oct. 24, 2012

GOSHEN — Miriam Weaver Beachy, 91, died Wednesday morning.

She was born July 15, 1921, in Goshen, to Henry and Liza “Lizzie” (Markley) Weaver. She graduated from New Paris High School and attended Goshen College.

On Aug. 29, 1942, she married John E. Beachy of Plain City, Ohio.

Miriam, together with her husband, John, was a missionary to Bihar, India, with Mennonite Board of Missions from 1948 to 1971. She helped establish an annual women’s retreat in jungle camp, was involved in the pastors’ training school and in 1966-1967 Bihar famine relief. From 1971 to 1985, she worked first for Scottdale Mennonite Church and then Provident Bookstore in Scottdale, Pa. After retiring to Sarasota, Fla., she and John co-pastored at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Gainesville, Fla. In 1995 she moved back home to Goshen.

In her interest for mission she served on the board of directors of MBM and on mission commissions of Scottdale Mennonite Church, Scottdale, Pa., Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Bahia Vista, Fla., and College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

She enjoyed writing, edited a conference paper, was a writer for church periodicals and mission news reporter. She was a retreat speaker and Bible study leader with particular interests in spiritual formation and the use of women’s gifts in the church. Flowers and houseplants were a hobby as was reading, especially books on spirituality. She spent time regularly emailing her beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (David) Paulovich, Phoenix, Ariz., and Lynette (Leon) Bauman, Goshen; two sons, John Allen, DeKalb, Ill., and Kenton (Rhonda), London, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; four sisters, Mabel Martin, Mary Risser, Anne Winters and Nora Hoffman; and two brothers, Carl and Aaron Weaver.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. A burial service will follow at Violett Cemetery in Goshen.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Rev. Pamela Yoder will officiate.

Memorials may be directed to the International Student Ministry of the College Mennonite Church or to College Mennonite Church Outreach.

Online condolences for the family may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Cleo L. Brown NAPPANEE — Cleo L. Brown, 97, died at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday at her home.On Nov. 27, 1937, she was married to Quincy Brown Jr. He died in 1986.She is survived by her children, Jerry (Lynda) Brown, Mishawaka, and Kathy (Eldon) Mikel, Nappanee.Friends may

    July 24, 2014

  • OBT GN0725 Cripe obit photo Esther I. Cripe GOSHEN — Esther I. Cripe, 99, of Ind. 15 south, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Wednesday morning at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born Oct. 19, 1914 in Rockford, Ill., to Edgar and Hattie (Conklin) Hunt. On Oct. 25, 1941, she mar

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jeffery Wegener LAGRANGE — Jeffery Wegener, 53, died Tuesday at home with his family by his side. He was born in Stoughton, Wis. June 17, 1961, to Junior Wegener and Donna (Williamson) Wegener. Jeff honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1980 to

    July 24, 2014

  • Ralph A. Lewis LIGONIER — Ralph E. Lewis, 70, died Wednesday at 7:28 p.m. at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. On June 7, 1964, he married Nancy Poindexter, who survives. He is also survived by his four children, Randle (Lisa Michelle) Lewis, Modoc, Robert (

    July 24, 2014

  • Harold Richardson LIGONIER — Harold Richardson, 72, died Thursday at his home. He married Mazie Caudill Jan. 6, 1964. She died June 6, 1995. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Renee Richardson, Ligonier. Friends may visit with the family Monday from 2 to 4 and 6

    July 24, 2014

  • Ernest Alvin Rhinesmith MONGO — Ernest Alvin Rhinesmith, 82, died Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Della Lorraine (Bell) Rhinesmith, whom he married Aug. 10, 1951, in South Milford. Also surviving is his daughter, Rhon

    July 24, 2014

  • Tracey L. Fuller NAPPANEE — Tracey L. Fuller, 49, died of natural causes Wednesday at 7:39 a.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. She is survived by her sister, Mindy (James) Richardson, Nappanee; and grandparents, Max and Margaret Weakly, Bourbon.

    July 24, 2014

  • Audrey M. Duncan LAGRANGE — Audrey M. Duncan, 98, died Wednesday at her residence. On Dec. 18, 1943, she married David Duncan in Gloucester, England. He preceded her in death Feb. 27, 1988. She is survived by four sons, Eric (Nancy A.) Duncan of LaGrange, David (Clau

    July 24, 2014

  • OBT GN0724 Washington obit photo Gordon Lee Washington GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gordon Lee Washington, 87, died Saturday. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro. The family will receive guests immediately following the

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0724 Guyas obit photo George R. Guyas SYRACUSE — George R. Guyas, 83, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born Dec. 11, 1930 in Defiance, Ohio, to Joseph G. and Winona Marie (Gloor) Guyas. He grew up in Ohio, attended public schools there and mov

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Poll

Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
     View Results