Josephine  Schwartz

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Josephine Schwartz, age 81, Nappanee, died unexpectedly at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Goshen Hospital, of natural causes.
She was born May 28, 1938 in Berne, to Noah and Mattie (Schwartz) Wickey.
On June 16, 1960 she married LeRoy Schwartz in Berne. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2005.
Her second marriage was to Jerome Schwartz on Nov. 28, 2015. They moved to Nappanee from Milroy on Nov. 28, 2015.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jerome Schwartz, Nappanee; daughter, Ernestine (Sam) Girod, Syracuse, Sara Etta (Abe) Eicher, Berne; sons, Alvin (Lovina Girod) Schwartz, Monroe, Kevin (Barbara Schwartz) Schwartz, Gravel Switch, Kentucky, LeRoy (Christine Wengerd) Schwartz, Portland, Lonnie (Barbara Sue Coblentz) Schwartz, Laurel, Denny (Laura Miller) Schwartz, Croften, Kentucky; stepchildren, Marion (Mary) Yoder, Kristina (Marlin) Borkholder, Rebecca (Glen) Schmucker, Dennis (Sheryl) Schwartz, Merle (Jolene) Schwartz, all of Nappanee; 53 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 31 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Maryann (Joe) Hilty, Monroe, Christine (Mose) Schmidt, Salem, Mattie Schwartz, Berne, Mandy (Jonas) Schwartz, Hicksville, Ohio; brother, David Wickey, Decatur; and a sister-in-law, Katie (Schrock) Wickey, Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, LeRoy Schwartz; one granddaughter; two great-grandsons; one step-great-grandchild; sister, Salome Eicher; brother, Martin Wickey; sister-in-law, Emma Schwartz; and brother-in-laws, Jake B. Schwartz and Clarence Eicher.
Family and friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11, and all day Friday, July 12, at Marion Schwartz Residence, 25280 County Road 52, Nappanee.
Funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, also at Marion Schwartz Residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Burial will be in West Union Center Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
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Published on July 10, 2019
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