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ELIDA Clara Elizabeth Brenneman Kauffman, 93, of West Liberty, formerly of Elida, went to be with her Lord on June 27, 2013, while residing at Green Hills Community, West Liberty.

Clara was born July 13, 1919, to the late John M. and Anna Good Brenneman of Elida.

On Oct. 27, 1940, she married Delphos Kauffman at Central Mennonite Church in Elida, and he preceded her in death Sept. 26, 1975. She also was preceded in death by siblings, Victor (Maxine) Brenneman, Walter (Fern) Brenneman, Ralph (Caroline) Brenneman, Fred (Dorothy) Brenneman, Simon (Jean) Brenneman, John Brenneman, Blanche Brenneman and Grace (Clarence) Yoder.

Clara is survived by four daughters, Shirley Kauffman, of West Liberty, Jan (Jim) Brenneman and Dianne Stuckey, both of Denver, and Kathy (Chris) Foust, of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Justin (Carrie) Foust, Jarrod Foust, Joseph (Leigh) Foust, Jennifer (Dave) Clements, Kari (Jeff) Keown and Benjamin Brenneman; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jenna, Ellie, Madeline, Myla, Hunter, George and Shiloh; siblings, Andrew (Ada) Brenneman and Louella (Wendell) Miller, both of Lima; and many extended family members.

Clara was employed at Green Hills for nine years. She was an esteemed homemaker and cook, who taught her daughters many life skills, and was a strong proponent of work before play. Clara especially enjoyed the visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As an active member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Clara gave her time and skills for the good of others.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. July 27, at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, 1525 Mennonite Church Road, West Liberty, where visitation is one hour prior.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Central Committee.

Clara Elizabeth Brenneman Kauffman
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