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Mary L. Bainter, 86, died Tuesday morning, April 18, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing.
She was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Goshen, to Oscar and Vera (Sheets) Kalb.
On July 16, 1949, she married Chester R. Bainter in Goshen. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Steve) Franks, Goshen; two sons, Gary (Zonea) Bainter, Bristol, and Ronald Bainter, Middlebury; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mabel "Betty" Kalb, Bristol.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Chrisman, and a brother, John Kalb.
Mary was a loving homemaker. She worked as an Avon representative for more than 20 years.
Friends may call Saturday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. A memorial service will follow visitation at 4 p.m.
According to her wishes, Mary's body will be cremated. Burial at Violett Cemetery will take place at a later time.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Harbor Light Hospice.
To share online condolences, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 18, 2017
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