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Eileen J. Kehler

June 12, 1933 - July 31, 2019

Burial Date August 10, 2019

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Pastors Joshua Hilty and Wanda Stopher officiating. Private burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to and following the service at the church.

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Eileen June Kehler, 86, passed away July 31, 2019 at Willow Ridge – Betty House in Bluffton. Eileen was born June 12, 1933 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania to the late Menno and Katie (Rosenberger) Myers. On April 7, 1956 she married Cornelius “Neil” Kehler who survives.
Eileen graduated from Quakertown High School in Quakertown, Pennsylvania and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bluffton College. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for First Mennonite Church in Bluffton for many years where she was an active member. Eileen later worked as office manager for twenty-one years for the Central District Conference and had also been the office administrator for her husband, Neil’s business, E & N Coin Laundry in Findlay. She and her husband were foster parents of twenty-nine foster children. Eileen enjoyed cross-stitching, knitting, quilting and playing games with her family and friends.
Survivors also include a daughter, Cheryl (Carl) Myers of Avilla, Indiana; two sons, Jeff (Eileen) Kehler of Dunkirk, Ohio, Eric (Diane) Kehler of Worthington, Ohio; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ella Bohrer of Sellersville, Pennsylvania.
Eileen was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonita Kehler; a grandchild; and two brothers, Willard Myers and Leonard Myers.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Pastors Joshua Hilty and Wanda Stopher officiating. Private burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to and following the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bonnie Kehler Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bluffton University or to the Mennonite Central Committee.

 

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