Mary D. Holsopple
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Mary Dianna Holsopple, 89 of Goshen, IN, passed away Friday, April 27 at Greencroft Healthcare.
She was born May 18, 1928 in Carpenters Park, PA to James F. and Minnie (Wingard) Miller.
On June 5, 1948, she married Emery Holsopple in Davidsville, PA.
He survives along with two sons; Dennis (Shirley) Holsopple of Goshen, IN, Jerry (Mary) Holsopple of Harrisburg, VA and daughter- in-law Kathy (James) Holsopple, New Paris, IN; 6 grandchildren, Lisa, Darin, Kent, Eric, Dirk and Kate; 7 great grandchildren,Carter, Colette, Adelyn, Joya, Emery, Chloe and Zeke.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Holsopple; sisters, Louise Gehman, Eva Miller and Esther Strayer and brother, James D. Miller.
Mary enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The outfits she sewed for them ranged from being cowboys to ballerinas. Her grandchildren remember her willingness to enter into whatever imaginary world they wanted to play in. She sewed for many other people, understanding this was a way to help others and offer a listening ear while stitching in a seam or altering from one style to another. Mary was an avid reader, studied the Bible regularly, sought to integrate this into her life and enjoyed teaching Sunday School and speaking about many topics. She encouraged her sons and their children into a life of faith and to serve others with their work. Even as she aged she still enjoyed mentoring and befriending younger generations in her congregation. Her home was opened for guests to gather around her generously full table. The vegetables often came from her garden and she cared for her flower gardens until near the end of her life.
Services are tentatively planned for July.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Waterford Mennonite Church.