Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Kauffold, 44, of White Pigeon, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Three Rivers on May 7, 1965 the daughter of David and Hattie (DePlanche) Kauffold and was a lifetime resident of St. Joseph County. Beth attended the Pathfinder Center in Centreville, and had worked at ARCH Workshop in Sturgis, and participated in the ADAPT Program. Beth enjoyed doing puzzles, browsing magazines, and kitties. Beth’s life has been enriched in the most loving way possible by being cared for and sheltered at the Matthew 7:7 Ltd. Adult Home near White Pigeon. Her caretakers touched Beth’s life with love, compassion, and gentle guidance.
Beth is survived by her father, David Kauffold and his wife, Lucy of Mishawaka, Ind.; her guardians, Annette and Bruce Lundberg of Three Rivers; Guy Sutton, his staff, and the residents of Matthew 7:7 Ltd. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hattie Kauffold.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 in Constantine Cemetery with Rev. Steve Nichols, Pastor of the Berean Baptist Church of Portage officiating. Memorials may be directed to Matthew 7:7 Ltd. Arrangements were by the Eickhoff, Farrand, Halverson Chapel of Three Rivers. An online register is available at www.efhchapel.com.