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January 25, 2018 Kathryn M. Steckly
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1924 - 2018

Kathryn M. Steckly, 93, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen, Ind. A memorial service celebrating Kathryn’s life will be held on Feb. 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount, 3003 Benham Ave., Elkhart, Ind. Pastor David Moser will officiate. Memorials are requested for Mennonite Central Committee or the Greencroft Foundation.

Kathryn was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Kalona, Iowa, to Enos J. and Amy L. (Hershberger) Steckly. Although her family was scattered across the United States she loved her family, and every moment with them.

Kathryn was a beloved member of Southside Fellowship Mennonite Church in Elkhart, since 1974 and leaves behind a family in faith that will cherish her memory. Kathryn worked for a variety of businesses doing bookkeeping and administrative duties in places like Colorado Springs and Wellman, Iowa.

She was well-known to many through her nine years working for Hesston College, Hesston, Kan. She worked for Menno Travel in Ephrata, Pa., and had especially fond memories of the years she spent in Nairobi, Kenya working for them. As a girl she dreamed of traveling, and realized that dream as an adult. She ended her career working for Oaklawn in Elkhart and had fun working part-time in retirement for Dick Lehman Pottery.

Kathryn gave of her time in the Elkhart schools helping children learn to read. She served as a volunteer for God’s Eye Art and valued her friendship with the artist Chad Friesen.

Kathryn loved flowers, and they loved her back. She grew beautiful flowers. Kathryn also loved people, and they loved her back. She grew beautiful friendships over the many years of her life.

She is survived by sisters: Glennis Stutzman of Wellman, and Magdalene (Paul) Yoder of Eugene, Ore.; five nephews; six nieces; and 17 great-nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her sister: Lois Miller; nephew: Warren Miller, and two brothers-in-law: Marlin Stutzman and Willis Miller.

Arrangements are under the care of Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart, Ind.

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