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Mishler (AP)
norma f. mishler

Posted on Oct. 4, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Aug. 3, 1924 - Oct. 3, 2013

GOSHEN — Norma Fern Mishler, 89, left her earthly home for her heavenly home surrounded by her family Thursday morning, Oct. 3, 2013.

She suffered from pulmonary fibrosis for the past five years.

She will be dearly missed by her family, but will be welcomed home by her Lord and Savior to whom she was faithfully devoted. She was a woman of great faith and was an inspiration to her family. She has left a great legacy for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to follow.

Norma was born Aug. 3, 1924, to Ira and Ola (Mishler) Yoder in Middlebury.

She graduated from Shipshewana High School in 1943.

On April 6, 1947, she married Stanley E. Mishler at Forks Mennonite Church. Together, they farmed for 59 years and were able to celebrate 66 years of marriage.

Norma lived most of her life in Emma before moving to Greencroft in 2009. She was a homemaker, and member of Emma Mennonite Church, where she was active in the ladies sewing group. She enjoyed piecing quilts, quilting, oil painting, gardening, canning, baking and cooking. She was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others whenever needed.

Surviving are her husband, Stanley; a son, Mike (Rhonda) Mishler of Rockwall, Texas; two daughters, Ulonda (Winford) Jones of LaGrange, and Jan (Dale) Schrock of Goshen; a daughter-in-law, Nellie (Byron) Mishler Hooley of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-step-grandchildren; and two brothers, Pete Yoder of Middlebury and Merritt Yoder of Venice, Fla.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Kay Sowers; her parents; two sisters, Kathryn Kilmer and Lois Yoder; and two brothers, Ralph and Golan Yoder.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Emma Mennonite Church, and for one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the church. The Rev. Gene Hartman will officiate. Burial will follow in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emma Mennonite Church, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Ste 1040, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.