Ida Mae Strite
Feb. 4, 1937 – March 24, 2022
Ida Mae (Gochenauer) Strite, 85, of Tylertown, died March 24, 2022. She was born in Chambersburg, PA, to the late Ralph and Anna (Sollenberger) Gochenauer Feb. 4, 1937. She was married to Lawrence Strite on June 16, 1956, and they shared 54 years together. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, daughter Eva, and brother Ralph Gochenauer.
She is survived by her children: Paul and Martha Strite of Foxworth; Carol and Merlin Bechtel of Sumrall; Steve and Dorothy Strite of Fairland, OK; Joe and Sharon Strite of Fairland, OK; Laureen and Jon Zehr of Gladys, VA; Arnold Strite of Tylertown; John and Becky Strite of Smithdale; David and Darlene Strite of Tylertown; Linn and Wanda Strite of Tylertown; and Rachel Strite of Tylertown; 52 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Strite was a member of the Darbun Mennonite Church. She was known for her hospitality and good cooking, and made meals for friends and strangers alike. She milked goats for many years and made many friends through selling goat milk. She also enjoyed quilting and made quilts for children, grandchildren, and for many others in the community. She was a storyteller, and enjoyed entertaining her family with stories of things that had happened to her and things that she had read.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2022, from 3-5 PM and 6-8 PM at Darbun Mennonite Church at 1379 Kokomo Road, Kokomo. Visitation will also be held Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 8 AM until funeral service at 10 AM at Darbun Mennonite Church, burial in the church cemetery, Rev. Lyndon Burkholder officiating.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.