Katherine E. Longenecker, 96, Bristol, passed away at 5:55 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Goshen Hospital in Goshen. She was born on Nov. 28, 1921, in Cromwell to Eldon and Rosa K. (Knepper) Stoner.
She graduated in 1941 from Cromwell High School and on Sept. 29, 1945, in Wakarusa, she married Walter Calvin Longenecker, who preceded her in 2001. She was formerly employed at Mid America Electronics in Middlebury for 11 years and Patchwork Quilt Country Inn in Middlebury for 11 years. She moved to Syracuse in 2010 from the Middlebury area where she had lived since 1963 and then to Bristol in 2017.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bristol.
She is survived by a son, Terry Longenecker, Milford; daughter, Sherry Detwiler, Goshen; four grandchildrn and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Billie Longenecker, sister, Karyll Hull, four brothers, Kenneth, Kermit, Kletus, and Kelvin Stoner, and fiancé, Arthur Kolberg.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, in the funeral home with Pastor Gary Lewis of Bristol United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Indian Village Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Bristol United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 275, Bristol, IN 46507. To send condolences to the family in Mrs. Longenecker’s memory, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com