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Cornelius Beachy

Cornelius D. "Neal" Beachy, 84, Millersburg, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 at his residence.

    He was born August 21, 1929, in LaGrange County, to Daniel C. and Susan (Miller) Beachy. 

    He was married October 6, 1949, in LaGrange County, to Alma Bontrager. She survives.

    Also surviving are five daughters, Sue Ann (Dennis) Hershberger of Nappanee, Rosemary (Marvin) Miller of LaGrange, Eileen (Harold) Yoder of Millersburg, Ginny (Jim) Kauffman of Millersburg, Maggie (Nate) Schawrtz of Sturgis, MI; six sons

, Marvin (Carolyn) Beachy of Amboy, Dave (DiAnn) Beachy of Goshen, Wayne (Rosanna) Beachy of Ligonier, Timothy (Leona) Beachy of Columbia City, Paul (Janice) Beachy of Syracuse, Sam (Heidi) Beachy of Milford; 27 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, one step granddaughter, four step great grandchildren; four sisters, Ida (Henry) Yoder of Bloomfield, IA, Esther (Arthur) Martin, Sarah (Jake) Stoltzfus and Barbara Bender all of Goshen; two brothers, Harvey (Marie) Beachy and David (Mary Ellen) Beachy  both of Goshen; brother-in-law, Dan (Fern) Gingerich of Belle Center, OH; sister-in-law, Irene Beachy of Sarasota, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Alvin, Eli and Daniel Beachy, three sisters, Katie Jones, Anna Gingerich and Susie Miller. He, along with his wife and large family, lived as a missionary in Paraguay, South America for six years. He was employed in construction for Miller Brothers Builders for many years. Most recently he served as director of Christian Mission Charities, while serving he traveled to many different countries until his retirement. He was a member of Fair Haven Amish Mennonite Church where he was a minister being ordained in 1965. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Sunday August 3, and 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Monday, August 4, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday August 5, also at the church. Services will be conducted by the pastoral team of the church. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Christian Mission Charities.  Online condolences may be sent at