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Lillian K. (Fox) Gotshall
May 23, 1934 - Aug. 1, 2017
Lillian K. (Fox) Gotshall, 83, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born on May 23, 1934, to Paul Noah and Esther (Bixler) Amstutz in Apple Creek, Ohio.
She was raised in a farmer's community, starting her education in a one room school house in Kidron, Ohio. She completed her secondary education graduating from Dalton High School, Dalton, Ohio. She was a 1956 graduate of Goshen College, Goshen, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education and earned her master's degree in Education from Northern Colorado University in 1965. As an elementary school teacher, she taught in the public schools of Ohio and Indiana. Several years were spent teaching in Arizona teaching on a Navajo Indian Reservation where she fell in love with the landscape, and the peoples of this culture, and thus began a hobby of oil painting and retired from the Maconaquah School Corp, Bunker Hill. Additionally, she had a love for music, played the piano, sang in numerous choirs, and was a supporter of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She was active in the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and the National Education Association. She was a resident of Robin Run Retirement Village in Indianapolis and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Carmel. She had been very active in church functions through the Mennonite Church, Methodist Church, Christian Church - Disciples of Christ, especially the Christian Women's Fellowship (C.W.F.). Mrs. Gotshall and the Amstutz family were instrumental in the founding (starting) and naming of Camp Luz in Orrville, Ohio. She loved to travel and see God's scenery and wonders. She traveled once around the world, stopping in India, and later in life traveled to South America and Europe seeing some of her relatives. She also went on many cruises - Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, and Columbia River.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Gotshall; brother, Mahlon Amstutz; sister, Adeline Yoder; foster sister, Mary Bontrager; stepchildren, Kathy Gotshall, Mark (Sherry) Gotshall, Deborah Gotshall; sisters-in-law, Ruth Amstutz, Lois Amstutz, Minyon Harper, Donna Crawford and Helen (Harold) Hahn; brother-in-law, Larry (Ruth) Fox; step-grandchildren, Kevin, Rebecca, and Michael (Elizabeth) Couture; a great-grandson, Holden Couture; and several nieces and nephews, including Dr. Karmen (Todd) Yoder.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard K. Fox; two brothers, Ivan and Clifford Amstutz; and a sister-in-law, Judy Amstutz.
A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2017, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 4780 East 126th St., Carmel, with Dr. Brian White officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017, at St. Mark's, with an additional visitation scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Elwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Luz, 152 Kidron Road, Orrville, OH 44667; or St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 4780 East 126th St., Carmel, IN 46033.
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