Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bontrager, 93, Kokomo, passed away at 8:16 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her residence. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Miami County, to Joe E. and Lovina (Gingerich) Herschberger. On Dec. 2, 1943, she married Edwin Bontrager, who preceded her in death June 28, 1969.
She was a member of the Bethany Fellowship Church. She is survived by four daughters, Betty Bontrager, Kokomo, Lavina Bontrager, Kokomo, Emma Jean Bontrager, Kokomo, and Rachael Bontrager, Mendon, Mich.; two sons, Steve and Joyce Bontrager and Greg and Michelle Bontrager, both of Kokomo; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosa Herschberger, Kokomo; one brother-in-law, Andrew Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa; seven sisters-in-law, Edith Herschberger, Goshen, Fannie Bontrager, Peru, Fannie (Ray) Brenneman, Bristol, Johann Bontrager, Bunker Hill, Amanda (Sam) Miller, Alma Bontrager and Sylvia Bontrager, Kokomo; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Ada and Alice Bontrager; her parents; four sisters, Mary Helmuth, Fannie Yoder, Tillie Bontrager and Clara Yoder; and one brother, Simon Herschberger; and one infant brother.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bethany Fellowship School, 5169 N. 600 East, Kokomo, with Pastor Marvin Beachy officiating. Burial will follow in Christner Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the school.
The family prefers memorial donations be made to the charity of one’s choice. Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.hasler-stout.com.