She was had worked at Cosmo in Wilmot, did housecleaning in the Dover area and was a member of Longenecker Mennonite Church. She enjoyed painting, drawing and was known for her many crafting talents. She also enjoyed quilting and had made a quilt for each member of her family. She was married February 17, 1951 to Henry J. Yoder who died on December 28, 2007.
She is survived by her 3 daughters Sandy (David Lee) miller of Berlin, Sharon (Sherm) Diehl of Dover and Mary (Brent) Kretzinger of Stone Creek, her 5 grandchildren Tonya (Troy) Herrod, Matt (Jen) Miller, Tammy (Dave) Caravati, Bobby (Amanda) Diehl and Kody Kretzinger, 3 great grandchildren Tyler Herrod, Preston Diehl and Anniston Grace Miller and her 3 brothers LeRoy (Mary) Troyer and Alvin (Katie) Troyer both of Plain City and Larry (Wilma) Troyer of Apple Creek.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded by her son Ray Yoder, 4 sisters Sarah, Barbara, Edna and Alma and 2 brothers Eli and Noah.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Longenecker Mennonite Church with Pastors Ernie Hershberger and Dean Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Longenecker Mennonite Church. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek. Memorials may be made to the Longenecker Mennonite Church Building Fund 8451 CR 168 Dundee, Ohio 44624. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home’s website to share a memory and sign the guest register.