Alice A. Yoder
July 6, 1937 -- February 1, 2020
Shipshewana resident, Alice A. Yoder, died Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the
age of 82 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Michigan.
Alice was the 11th of 15 children, born July 6, 1937 in LaGrange County,
Indiana to Tobias A. and Ada (Mast) Yoder. Alice married Ezra S. Yoder on
January 9, 1958 in LaGrange County. Ezra and Alice moved to Colorado in
1962 where they raised two boys: Larry, born October 10, 1965, and Tim,
born July 21, 1972. They lived in Stratton, Colorado from 1975 to 2013 where
they were members of the Stratton Church of God. In 2013, Ezra and Alice
moved back to Shipshewana.
Alice loved traveling with her husband. They drove their motorhome from
Colorado to Sarasota, Florida for several summers. Her favorite way to travel
was to drive only a few hundred miles every day and stop early to enjoy the
afternoon and evening with her husband. Alice also loved to host get-
togethers for family and friends. Though in her later years she might be
grumbling about all the work by the end, she was almost immediately
planning the next one!
Alice spent many of her working years dedicated to caring for others. She
worked as a house counselor for special-needs adults in Burlington,
Colorado for thirteen years. She spent another 13 years as a nurse’s aide at
an assisted living center, also in Burlington.
Alice is survived by her husband, Ezra S., and her son and his wife, Tim
Yoder and Christine Hathaway of Bellevue, Nebraska. She is also survived by
24 brothers, sisters, and in-laws: Oma Bowen, Effie Troyer, Mary Troyer, Ida
Beachy, Doris Yoder, Clarence T. and Ideana Yoder, Edith Petty, Ada Mae
Yoder, Ernest and Edna Yoder, Esther Miller, Enos Yoder, Elizabeth Brown,
Eli and Katie Miller, Martha Thomas, Rudy Yoder and Pamela Rasmussen,
Sue Burkholder, Clarence W.S. Yoder and Juanita Barajas, and Marvin and
Sarah Marie Miller.
Alice was preceded in death by her son, Larry, in 1987. She was also
preceded in death by 21 brothers, sisters, and in-laws: Amos Yoder, Ervin
Yoder, Levi and Susie Lehman, Perry Troyer, Al Troyer, Raymond Yoder,
Anna Yoder, Lester Beachy, Dan Yoder, Levi T. Yoder, Howard Miller, Fannie
Yoder, Chris and Sadie Yoder, William I. Yoder, Roger Brown, Levi S. and
Mary Yoder, Ben Thomas, and William C. Yoder, Jr.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February
5 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Funeral services will be held at
10:00 am on Thursday, February 6 at Shipshewana Nazarene Church.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Francis Warren. Burial will be in Shore
Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Shipshewana Nazarene
~ ~ ~ ~ Online Condolences ~ ~ ~ ~
Ezra and Tim we are saddened by the passing of Alice. She was a beautiful
person with an unforgettable sense of humor when you go to know her. We
have so many wonderful memories. So glad Don got to see her at
homecoming. May God wrap you in his arms during this difficult time!
From: Don and Penni Fox
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May God give you His peace and all the memories bring you comfort.
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So sorry for your loss keeping you and the family in prayers and thoughts.
From: Sonya Yoder and Sonny Rhoades
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Ezra, Tim & Family, So sorry to hear of Alices passing. We have many great
memories of her. She will be missed. May she Rest In Eternal Peace & may
God comfort you all during these difficult days. Im sure shes reunited with
Larry & they are at peace. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
From: Steve & Valerie May & Family
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Dear Uncle Ezra, dear Tim and Christine (whom I haven't met): Very sorry to
hear of your loss! These things are very hard to bear, but death is an
unavoideable part of life. May Alice enjoy her time in a better world, and may
you who remain behind be carried forth by the many good memories you
have of her. Rest in peace, Alice, thanks for having been a wonderful spouse,
mother and person. Maranatha.
From: Cousin William Yoder, Ladushkin/Russia
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Praying for Ezra and Tim. Alice was a great friend to me and I'm glad for the
many fun times we had together. God bless you
From: Judy Bontrager Beeson