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Josophine Koontz

Josophine Koontz, of North Manchester, formerly of Sidney, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2022, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was 79 years old.

She was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana, on March 7, 1943, to Frank and Dorothy (Vielhauer) Delmuth.

Koontz graduated from Roanoke High School in 1962, and on Feb. 18, 1972, she married Kenneth “Kenny” Milton Koontz. The two were married two days shy of forty-eight years before Kenny passed away on Feb. 16, 2020.

Koontz worked full time as a mother and put her family’s needs first. She enjoyed her time spent at the lake with family and friends and liked to relax, read, and clean her homes. She attended Mass at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in North Manchester, where she was a member. She found strength, hope, and peace in praying the Rosary and attending Mass.

She is survived by two sons, Forrester (Debra) Asher, of South Whitley and Troy (Deana) Asher, of Huntington; daughter, Lori (Larry) Reust, of Huntington; brother, Jerry Williamson, of Warsaw; three sisters, Mary (Steve) Sloane, Akron, Sue (Sam) Manning, Angola, and Margaret Oaks, Mountainburg, Arkansas; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank, and Dorothy Delmuth; husband, Kenny Koontz; son, Stephen W. Koontz; five brothers and three sisters.

Family and friends may call Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114 East, North Manchester. A Rosary service will begin at 11:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 p.m. with Father Dennis DiBenedetto officiating.

Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

McKee Mortuary has been entrusted with care and final arrangements. 

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