Goshen News, Goshen, IN


September 4, 2013

Mary E. (Stutzman) Borntrager

July 26, 1937-Sept. 4, 2013

ETNA GREEN — Mary E. (Stutzman) Borntrager, age 76, died at her home at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

She was born July 26, 1937, to Edward and Elizabeth (Yoder) Stutzman.  

She married Toby R. Borntrager Oct. 2, 1958. They lived in matrimony 54 years, 11 months and 2 days.

She leaves to mourn, her husband; nine daughters, Barbara Ann (Dan) Borntrager, Goshen, Bettie (Wilbur) Troyer, Fannie Mae (Daniel) Borntrager Jr.,  Ida (Aaron Jay) Miller, Susan (Amos) Borntrager Jr., and Edna Ellen (Marion) Beechy, all of Etna Green, Martha (LaVern) Yoder and Esther Irene Borntrager, both of Nappanee, and Nettie (Harley) Schwartz, Akron; 47 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Amelia (Enos) Yoder and Esther (Henry) Kauffman, both of Clarissa, Minn., Barbara (Henry) Yoder, Granger, Minn., Rachel (Vernon) Mullett, Waupaca, Wis., and Mattie (Menno) Kauffman, Granton, Wis.; and brothers, Dan (Anna) Stutzman, Milton, Iowa, Jerry (Emma) Stutzman, Independence, Iowa, John (Mary) Stuzman, Granton, Wis., Perry (Mary) Stutzman, Delhi, Iowa, Chester (Sara) Stutzman, Cornell, Wis., and David (Mary) Stutzman, Marlotte, Mich.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Borntrager; and a great-grandson, Leon Jay Miller.

Mrs. Borntrager was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Family and friends may call after 1 p.m. today and all day Friday at the Aaron Jay Miller residence, 7717 N. 800 West, Etna Green.

Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Devon Schwartz  residence, 8099 N. 800 West, Etna Green. Bishop Marlin Slabaugh and the home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.  

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. To share a message of condolence with the family, visit tlyfh.com.

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