Stanley Liechty

Stanley Liechty, 92, of Goshen, Ind., died peacefully at home April 25, 2021. He was born July 7, 1928, to Ervin C. and Alice (Brenneman) Liechty in Orrville, Ohio.


He lived in Goshen since 1959. He was a longtime member of Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen.

A graduate of Goshen College and Indiana University, he taught elementary school, retiring from Concord Community Schools in 1993. During many of his retirement years he was known for his harmonica playing and loved nothing more than putting a smile on your face by playing a tune or cracking a joke.

He married Ruth Conrad on Aug. 17, 1959, in Wayland, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 2009. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne (Michael Dickens) Liechty of Goshen; two sons, Jonathan Liechty of Bloomington and Jered Liechty of Goshen; two sisters, Marilyn Moffett of North Kingston, R.I., and Wilma Eash of Orrville, Ohio; one brother, Wayne Liechty of Apple Creek, Ohio; and two grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; and a sister, Lois Liechty.

Memorial services were held at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Scattering of his cremated remains was in Greencroft Memorial Gardens, Goshen. Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or the Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship library. 

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