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Ida Mae Helmuth, 98, Goshen, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Greencroft Healthcare.
She was born August 19, 1918, in Middlebury, to Jacob and Fannie (Schrock) Bontrager.
She is survived by five children, Edna (Tom) VanDiepenbos, New Paris, Darlene Mishler, Shipshewana, Shirley Lewis, LaGrange, Trennis "Tony" (Irene) Helmuth, Sun City West, Arizona, Leland (Connie) Helmuth, Grabill; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Quinten Helmuth; two sons-in-law, Lynn Rheinheimer and Jim Mishler; six brothers, Daniel, Gideon, Simon, Ezra, Lloyd and Elam Bontrager; and three sisters, Clara Gingerich, Laura Ropp, and Viola Gingerich.
She was a member of Waterford Mennonite Church and worked for Greencroft until retiring at age 90. She volunteered until August 2016 in Greencroft laundry.
Friends may call Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and Thursday, Aug. 3, one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen. Pastors Jeremy Helmuth and Neil Amstutz will officiate.
Burial will follow in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to A.D.E.C.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 31, 2017
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