Fannie Chupp, 95

Fannie H. Chupp, 95, of Sturgis, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:20 a.m. Monday at her home.

She was born July 17, 1915, in Shipshewana, Ind., to Harvey and Lovina (Kauffman) Kauffman.

On Nov. 7, 1936, she married Levi S. Chupp. He died March 3, 1990.

She was a homemaker and a past member of the former Plato Mennonite Church. She liked to quilt, write poetry and wrote an autobiography. She also enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and other games, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She did cross-country taxi driving for the Amish.

Survivors include two daughters, Wilma (Kenneth) Gillette of Sturgis and Mary Levitz of Angola, Ind.; three sons, Elmer (Pat) Chupp of O’Brien, Fla., Daniel (Jann) Chupp of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Edward (Lola) Chupp of Sturgis; a sister, Elizabeth Hochstetler of Nappanee, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband; three grandsons; a great-grandson; a brother, Edward Kauffman; three sisters, Laura Miller, Katie Eicher and Mattie Pothoof; and two half-brothers, Henry and David Kauffman.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, Ind.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shore Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Stutzman and the Rev. Richard Martin. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorials may be given to Sturgis Home Health Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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