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Elnora "Ellie" V. Shidler, 86, Goshen, died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing.
She was born March 14, 1931 in Donaldson, to James Q. and Virginia F. (Roose) Eiler. She married John E. Shidler Jan. 6, 1950 in Goshen. He died Sept. 11, 2012.
Surviving are sons, Douglas Shidler, Elkhart, Wayne (Sue) Shidler, Shepherd, Michigan, daughters, Barb (Bob) Luchenbill, Lake Wales, Florida, Dee (Scott) Markham, Goshen, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and brothers, Harley (Lowene) Eiler, Elwood and Floyd (Della) Eiler, Jackson, Mississippi.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, sisters, Mary Poe, Nedra Bailey, Vera Chanley and brothers, Jim, Forrest, Glen, Earl and Carl Eiler.
Elnora was a homemaker and a member of the New Paris Missionary Church. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, cooking and cooked Thanksgiving dinner until two years ago. She never met a stranger who didn't become a friend!
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Friday, July 28, 2017 at New Paris Missionary Church, 67621 Ind. 15, New Paris.Pastor David Hackney will officiate. Burial will be in West Goshen Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the Harbor Light Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank the Residence at Waterford Crossing and the Maples staff for their outstanding care and compassion.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com
Published on July 24, 2017
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