Clara Hilty

Clara Hilty, 88, of Berne passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020, at home. She was born March 6, 1932, to Adam L. and Mary (Bontrager) Schwartz. She was married to Crist K. Hilty.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Marie (Melvin) Shetler; and Carolyn (Ben) Schwartz, both of Berne; Loretta (Ben) Schwartz of Wolcottville; and Marlene (Roman) Schwartz, both of Monroe; four sons, Lamar (LuCynda) Hilty; and Merlin (Martha) Hilty, both of Monroe; and Mervin (Gertie) Hilty; and Leon (Laura) Hilty, both of Berne; two brothers, Jerome Schwartz; and Martin (Edna) Schwartz, both of Nappanee; sister, Edna Hochstetler of Topeka; 39 grandchildren; 118 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on June 27, 1997; four brothers, Dan, Levi, Harvey and Alvin; three sisters, Sarah, Lydiann and Polly; and three grandsons.
Visitation was Tuesday, November 17 from 1-8 p.m. and will be Wednesday, November 18 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Mervin C. Hilty residence, 2575W 250S, Berne. Funeral service will be Thursday, November 19 at 9 a.m. at the residence. Officiating will be Bishop Mervin C. Hilty. Burial will be at Winchester Cemetery in Adams County.
Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at