Elizabeth F. Kauffman

Elizabeth F. Kauffman


     Elizabeth F. Kauffman, 91, of Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata, formerly of Poplar St., Gordonville, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, January 23, 2015 while surrounded by family and caregivers.  She was the wife of Jonas F. Kauffman with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage last November 16.  Born in Strasburg Township, she was the daughter of the late Jonas L. and Susie K. Fisher Beiler.

     A homemaker and accomplished seamstress, Elizabeth sewed countless quilts and comfort tops for the needy.  She also volunteered at the New Holland ReUzit Shop for many years.

     Elizabeth was a member of the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church, Bird-In-Hand, PA, where she was active with the sewing circle.  A quiet caring person, she loved to connect with and encourage people on a one on one basis.

     The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Lincoln Home and to Hospice for their wonderful care for our mother.

     Surviving besides her husband are four children: Sue Ann married to Ralph Miller, Daleville, VA, Melvin married to Esther Miller Kauffman, Lancaster, Elmer of Gordonville, Jane married to Nathan Kauffman, Bird-In-Hand; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna married to Elmer Glick, Gordonville.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Levi and Omar Beiler. 

     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church, 2900 Church Road, Bird-In-Hand.  A Viewing at the church will be held Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and again from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday.  There will be no viewing after the service.  Interment: the adjoining cemetery. 

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