Lizzie W. Imhoff, 90, worked at Ephrata Community Hospital, had 235 great-grandchildren

By on June 21, 2017

Lizzie W. (Leid) Imhoff, 90, of Goshen, Ind., died May 22, 2017.

She was born Nov. 11, 1926 to John G. and Anna Weaver Leid. She married Elmer J. Imhoff on May 26, 1983. He passed away Oct. 14, 2001. He was first married to Mary G. Weaver, who died Aug. 29, 1981.

Lizzie was stepmother to all surviving family: four daughters: Rhoda (Elon) Martin, Goshen, Ind.; Esther (Elmer) Ramer, Carson City, Mich.; Lois (Aaron) Ramer, Rochester, N.Y.; Rachel (late John) Ramer, Wakarusa, Iind.; one son: David (Emma) Imhoff, Goshen, Ind.; two daughters-in-law: Pauline (late Daniel) Imhoff, Tippecanoe, Ind.; and Hettie (late Heber) Imhoff, Goshen, Ind.; 41 grandchildren, 229 great-grandchildren; 32 greatgreat-grandchildren; two sisters: Emma (Willis) Nolt and Susanna (late Alan) Lemmon; and a sister-in-law: Lydia Leid, New Holland.

Preceding her in death are her husband: Elmer; three sons: Daniel, Heber, and Paul; son-in-law: John Ramer; a grandson; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ella Zimmerman and Mabel Hoover; and five brothers: Ivan, Don, Paul, Amos, and Elmer Leid.

She was a member of the Yellow Creek Old Order Mennonite Church. Lizzie had been employed by Ephrata Community Hospital for many years, in the kitchen and laundry, until she married and moved to Indiana.

God’s finger touched her and she slipped away

from earth’s dark shadows to a brighter day.

God saw the road was getting rough.

The hills were hard to climb.

He gently closed her weary eyes

and whispered, “Peace be thine.”

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