ST. IGNATIUS – E. Emma Kauffman, 84, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010, at her home near St. Ignatius.
A devoted wife and mother, she moved to the area around 1998.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmanuel and Nora (Miller) Schlabach; two brothers, John Schlabach and Orva Schlabach.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, David Kauffman; children Edith (David) Miller, Steve (Linda) Kauffman, BenRay (Polly) Kauffman, Ruby (Marvin) Schrock, Katie (Henry) Lehman, Lonnie (Sara) Kauffman, Harvey (Susan) Kauffman, Lorene (Mike) Yoder, Howard (Carol) Kauffman, John (Loma) Kauffman and David “Jr.” Kauffman; brothers and sisters, Esther Miller, Roman Schlabach, Mabel Miller, Wilbur Schlabach, Wilma Yoder, Viola Bontrager, Alice Yoder and Omer Schlabach; 65 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and a large extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the Mission Valley Community Hall on Foothills Road, near St. Ignatius. Interment will follow in the Mission Valley Cemetery.