MILFORD — Kathryn A. Beer, 91, Wakarusa, formerly of Milford, passed away July 21, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.  

She was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Medaryville, to Ida and Philemon Getz.  She married Eldon G. Beer on March 9, 1947, in Remington. He passed away on June 9, 2003.

Kathryn worked for Avon and was known as “Milford’s Avon evangelist” and was big in child evangelism. She drove to South Bend once a week to work on the prayer line for Lesea Ministries  and was a prayer warrior for World Missionary Press. She was a member of Living Gospel Church of Nappanee.

She is survived by sons: Kent Beer, Warsaw; Tom (Brenda) Beer, Elkhart; and Jan (Michelle) Beer, Goshen; daughter, Tammy (Ron) Graber, Syracuse; grandchildren: Staci (Jeff) DeBolt, Austin Beer, Matthew Beer, Tiffany Beer and Kaitlin Graber; great-grandchild, Eldon DeBolt; brothers, Ronald (Jean) Getz and Eldon Ray (Charlene) Getz, all of Remington; sisters, Lucille Steffen, Rensselaer, and Marilyn (Elmer) Bahler, Wolcottville.  

She was preceded in death by one brother, Maurice Getz.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 461 W. 900 N., Milford.  

The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with one hour of visitation prior to the service.  Pastors Mike Raasch and Dave Soliday of Living Gospel Church of Nappanee will officiate.  Burial will take place at Milford Cemetery.


Memorials to Gideons International orWorld Missionary Press.

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