Lettie H. Bontrager, 81, of Ligonier died at 7:35 pm on Thursday, December 30, at her residence. She was born on October 10, 1940 in LaGrange County to Harvey and Mary (Troyer) Eash. On October 19, 1961 in LaGrange County, she married William E. Bontrager, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are five daughters, Arlene (David) Herschberger of Ligonier, Marietta (Tim) Lamdon of Goshen, Ada Mae (Ernest) Yoder of Middlebury, Leanna (John) Yoder of LaGrange, Vera (Harvey) Fry of Ligonier; seven sons, Orla (Ruth Ann) Bontrager of Shipshewana, Wilbur (Catrice) Bontrager of Rose, OK, Vernon (Lorene) Bontrager of LaGrange, Mahlon (Wanita Kay) Bontrager of Sears, MI, Mervin (Edith) Bontrager of Middlebury, Herman (Doris) Bontrager of LaGrange, Marion Bontrager of Goshen; 74 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Miller of Shipshewana; brother, Mervin Eash of Shipshewana; brother-in-law, Elmer M. Bontrager of Shipshewana. She was preceded in death by her parents; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 13 siblings, Raymond Eash, Edna Lehman, John Eash, Verna Bontrager, infant Alice Eash, infant Ervin Eash, infant Elizabeth Eash, Anna Schrock, Wilma Miller, Freeman Eash, Katie Bontrager, Harvey, Jr. Eash, Alan Eash. Lettie was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 1, and all day Sunday, January 2, at the Robert Yoder residence, 11201 N. 400 W., Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, January 3, the same residence. Services will be conducted by home ministers. Burial will be in Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.
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