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Wilma Jean Bixler, 82, Goshen, died Sunday, Dec. 17, at her home.
She was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Wilfred and June (Fyock) Dishong.
She married Donald R. Bixler on Oct. 6, 1962, in New Windsor, Maryland.
He survives along with two children, Loren (Rhonda) Bixler, Goshen, and Marcy (Gary) Morrolf, Fishers; three grandchildren, Courtney, Sarah and Ryan; a sister, Shirley Flory, Butler, Pennsylvania; and a brother, Richard Owen Dishong, Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lois Hoffman.
Mrs. Bixler graduated from Adams Township High School, Sidman, Pennsylvania, in 1953. She served with Brethren Voluntary Service in Falfurias, Texas, from 1954 to 1955. She then worked at the Brethren Service Center, New Windsor, Maryland, where she met and married her husband.
She was an active member of Goshen City Church of the Brethren; singing with the choir, serving on the fellowship committee and decorating the church during the special church seasons.
Mrs. Bixler retired as a cafeteria manager for Goshen Community School in 2000 after 22 years.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Friends and family will meet 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Yoder-Culp to go in procession to Violett Cemetery for a graveside service. An 11 a.m. memorial service will follow at Goshen City Church of the Brethren. Pastor Bev Weaver will officiate.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 18, 2017
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