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Dora Belle Aust

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

March 19, 1922 - July 3, 2013

GOSHEN — Dora Belle “Dora” Monschein Aust, 91, died Wednesday evening, July 3, 2013, at her home after a brief illness.

She was born March 19, 1922, in Goshen to John and Anna (Baker) Bowman. On Jan. 11, 1939, she married Paul Monschein. He died in 1958. She married William H. Aust, who preceded her in death in 1997.

She is survived by five daughters, Charmaine (Paul) Young of Sarasota, Fla., Mary Anne Cripe of Carrollton, Ga., Janet A. (Robert) Miller of Goshen, Jean (Lynn) Krull of Goshen and Jane Monschein of Pittsburg; a son, Daniel (Janice) Monschein of Goshen; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Clarence, Guy, Fred, Lamar and Warren Bowman; two sisters, Marie Dresch and H. Irene Gibson; and a son-in-law, Roger L.Cripe.

Mrs. Aust was a lifetime area resident and member of First United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and local business owner, owning South Side Soda Shop for 10 years, and working there a total of 30 years. After retirement, she also worked at GC Murphy’s in Goshen.

Friends may visit from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral Monday, July 8, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Goshen. Pastor Ed Fritz and pastoral assistant Pam Kling will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice.