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Ezra P. Beachy, 89, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away Sunday at 6:48 a.m. at the Villages of Oak Ridge Nursing Home in Washington.
He was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Sherwood, Ohio, to Jonas and Leah (Mast) Beachy. He retired from construction where he worked as a carpenter. He was a member of the Bahia Vista Mennonite Church in Sarasota, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Marge Graber, whom he married June 10, 2000; sons Linford (Alicia) Beachy of Grants Pass, Oregon, David (Bonnie) Beachy of Goshen; daughters Joann (Dale) Hasenick of Marcellus, Michigan, Rosene (Doug) Beachy-Eby of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers Lester (Lorraine) Beachy of Des Moines, Iowa, John Henry (Emma) Beachy of Kalona, Iowa, Howard Beachy of Lebanon, Oregon; sisters, Esther Yoder of Kalona, and Fannie Beachy Shrock of Burlington, Missouri; stepson Tony (Angie) Graber of Loogootee; stepdaughter Shannon (Gary) Yoder of Montgomery; nine grandchildren, Brendon Eby, Eryn Eby, Delana Eby, Riana Hasenick, Jonas Beachy, Daniel Beachy, Leah Beachy, Josiah Beachy and Lucas Beachy; stepgrandchildren Brandon (Heather) Kearby, Melissa (Eric) Yoder, Melinda Yoder, Tianna Graber, Jake Graber, Sarah Graber, Skylar Chestnut and Alexis Chestnut; stepgreat-grandchildren Boone Yoder and Liam Kearby. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Alice (Weaver) Beachy on Nov. 18, 1995, whom he married Sept. 8, 1956; brother Walter Beachy; sister Elizabeth Rodgers; brothers-in-law Edwin Schrock and Ernest Yoder; and sisters-in-law Leda Beachy and Elsie Beachy.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Providence Mennonite Church, with Kevin Swartzentruber and Josh Swartzentruber officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Providence Mennonite Church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com
Published on March 13, 2017
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