DEATHS: Ruth Koontz, 79

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN
Ruth Koontz, 79, accountant for Bethel College and Irv Schroeder

Motors, died May 18 at Newton Medical Center.



Services were held May 22 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, with

pastors Norma Johnson and Steve Yoder officiating. Burial was at
Haven

of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.



She was born Nov. 18, 1920, to P.R. Schroeder and Susie Nickel in

Berne, Ind. On Aug. 8, 1944, she was married to Elbert E. Koontz,
who

predeceased her.



Survivors include three sons, Phillip and Richard ?Dick,? both of

North Newton, and Ted of Elkhart, Ind.; a sister, Vernelle Waltner
of

North Newton; and five grandchildren.



Memorial funds have been established for Bethel College and
Western

District Mennonite

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