Jonas J. Graber, Sr.
Jonas J. Graber, Sr., 69, of rural Geneva passed away at 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at his home. He was born on February 26, 1944 in Adams County to Jonas and Margaret (Schwartz) Graber. He was married on March 31, 1966 to Mattie Lambright.
He was an Old Order Amish and was Bishop of the East Church. He was a carpenter.
He is survived by his wife; nine daughters, Esther J. (Amos) Hilty; and Martha J. (Chris) Hilty, both of Geneva; Maggie J. (Amos) Schwartz; and Mary J. (James) Hilty, both of Berne; Leah J. (Levi) Hilty; Edna J. (Lonnie) Hilty; and Lovina (Tim) Hilty, all of Monroe; Lydia J. (Mahlon) Schwartz of Decatur; and Barbara J. (Chris) Schwartz of Bryant; six sons, Jonas J. (Carolyn) Graber, Jr.; Amos L. (Emma) Graber; and John L. (Mary) Graber, all of Geneva; Alvin L. (Martha) Graber of Macy; and Henry L. (Susan) Graber; and Chris L. (Kathryn) Graber, both of Monroe; five brothers, David J. Graber of Bryant; Amos J. (Amanda) Graber of Berne; and Chris J. (Mary) Graber; John J. (Barbara) Graber; and Jake J. Graber, all of Geneva; five sisters, Leah (Joe N.) Schwartz; Lydia (Elmer A.) Hilty; and Emma (Jon) Hilty, all of Geneva; Maggie (Amos E.) Hilty of Bluffton; and Mary (Martin) Schwartz of Berne; 115 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Reuben Graber; and granddaughter, Esther A.M. Graber.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25 at his residence, 9660S 400E, Geneva. Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 27 also at his residence. Officiating will be Bishop Jonas H. Graber. Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Geneva.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.