January 20, 1924 - February 13, 2022
Iola Maxine Goshert, 98, of Mentone, Indiana passed at 9:30 pm, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 at her residence, ending the earthly presence of a Godly mother, beginning the reward of heaven. Iola was born on Jan. 20, 1924 in Mentone to Chancey L. and Opal S. (Halterman) Tucker and was the beloved granddaughter of Edward and Etta (Blue) Halterman. She was a 1942 graduate of Mentone High School, and had worked at the Warsaw Telephone Company and the Warsaw Plating Works. On March 17, 1946 in Mentone she married James Everett Goshert, and they were able to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary before his passing in 2016. They began their married life on the farm near Atwood, and five years later, moved to a farm near Mentone, where she resided until her death. Iola helped on the farm, tended a huge garden, could prepare delicious meals, and all while nourishing, and rearing five children. In their later years, Jim and Iola were able to spend winters in Florida, and enjoyed camping in the summers. She served a term as secretary on the Kosciusko County Farm Bureau, Inc. Board. Iola always enjoyed talking about the fact that her great-grandfather, Albert Tucker, founded the town of Mentone, and was proud of her farming roots. As a young girl, she accepted Christ into her heart, and faithfully attended church all her life. She is survived by her children Janet Goshert of Ft. Wayne, Faith Goshert of Mentone, Kerry and wife Kimber Goshert of Mentone, and Jerry and wife Reba Goshert of Elkhart; and granddaughters Brooklyn, Carissa, and Danae Goshert all of Elkhart. Iola was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband Jim, infant son Lyle Lee and daughter Kay Arlene. The funeral service will take place at 3:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at King Memorial Home 101 North Tucker Street Mentone, Indiana with Pastor Anthony Green, of Abundant Life Church, officiating. The interment will take place in the Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, Indiana next to her husband. Visitation hours will be from 1 pm to 3 pm, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at King Memorial Home, Mentone, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Heartland Hospice of Ft. Wayne 1315 Directors Row Ste 210 Fort Wayne, IN 46808.
Iola Maxine Goshert, 98, of Mentone, Indiana passed at 9:30 pm, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 at her residence, ending the earthly presence of a Godly mother, beginning the reward of heaven. Iola was born on Jan. 20, 1924 in Mentone to Chancey L.... View Obituary & Service Information
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