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Alma A. Kuhns, 79, Milford, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, May 15, at Elkhart General Hospital, where she had been admitted Saturday, May 13.
Alma was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Milford, to Perry L. and Pennola (Boley) Hochstetler.
On Sept. 2, 1965, she married Otis D. Kuhns in Shipshewana and moved to Nappanee in 1966.
Alma was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
She is survived by her husband, Otis D. Kuhns, Milford; children, Wayne (Lauretta) Kuhns, Lavera (John) Auer and Rosetta Mitchell, all of Nappanee, Sharon (Nelson) Slabaugh, Milford, Joan Gay Kuhns, Elkhart, and Lavern (Lou Ella) Kuhns, Nappanee; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond (Helen) Hochstetler, Topeka; sisters, Erma (Jake) Beachy, Berlin, Ohio, and Katie Kelly, Florida; and sister-in-laws, Fannie Hochstetler, Goshen, and Nettie Hochstetler, Shipshewana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marlene; brothers, Emil, Lester and Leroy Hochstetler; and a sister, Edna Gingerich.
Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, and all day Thursday, May 18, at the family residence, 3962 W. 1350 North, Milford.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 19, at the Carlisle Hershberger residence, 25559 C.R. 50, Nappanee. The home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Burial will be at Northwest Union Center Amish Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on May 16, 2017
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