Ellen M. Eigsti, 73, of Goshen, died at 8:57 am on Thursday, August 5 at her residence, following a courageous 15-month battle with cancer. She was born on February 29, 1948, in Eugene, OR, to David and Nora (Baker) Hostetler. On June 25, 1971, in Sheridan, OR, she married James Eigsti, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are two sons, Kendal Eigsti, Christopher Eigsti both of Goshen; two daughters, Karleen (Jonathan) Sommers, Kimberly (Jared) Hochstetler both of Goshen; four grandchildren, Alexis and Tyler Sommers, Rylee and Kennedy Hochstetler; sister, Lois (Larry) Hamilton of McMinnville, OR; two brothers, Derald (Melvena) Hostetler of Sheridan, OR, James Hostetler of Brownsville, OR; sister-in-law, Marlene (Merv) Stutzman of Albany, OR. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David Hostetler Jr. Ellen was a homemaker, bookkeeper, and a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship. Ellen had served with Gospel Echoes since 1987. She and her family served as the Gospel Echoes Northwest Team touring the United States from 1987- 2001. In 2002 the family moved to Goshen and continued working for Gospel Echoes. Ellen loved her family and had a servant's heart. Visitation will be from 2:30 - 4:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Monday, August 9 at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 CR 35, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 10 also at Clinton Frame Church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Jason Miller, Josh Berkshire, and Robert Riegsecker. Burial will be in Griner Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Gospel Echoes Team.
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