Elva Lydia Yoder
Elva Lydia Yoder, 93, of Middlebury, died at 1:10 am on Monday, June 24 at
her residence. She was born on July 20, 1925 in Hutchinson, KS, to Andrew
S. "Sam Andy" and Lydia (Beachy) Miller. On November 23, 1943 in LaGrange
County she married Andrew E. Yoder; he died June 26, 1992. Surviving are
seven sons, Gerald (Wilma) Yoder of Topeka, Martin (Lizzie Ann) Yoder of
LaGrange, Eugene (Dorothy) Yoder of Topeka, John (Ruth) Yoder of White
Pigeon, MI, Larry (Martha) Yoder of Middlebury, David Yoder of Topeka, Glen
(Marietta) Yoder of Shipshewana; five daughters, Esther (Sam) Borkholder of
Middlebury, Edith (Cornelius) Fehr of Sturgis, MI, Linda (Calvin) Hochstetler
of White Pigeon, MI, Mary (Daniel) Yoder of Middlebury, Barbara (Jonathan)
King of Middlebury; daughter-in-law, Clara Yoder of Shipshewana; 96
grandchildren, 277 great-grandchildren, 19 great great grandchildren, 13 step
grandchildren, 32 step great grandchildren,; . She was preceded in death by
her parents; husband; a son, Merle Yoder; son-in-law, Marion Yoder; two
grandchildren; a great grandchild; three brothers, Samuel, Noah and Andy
Miller; seven sisters, Katie Miller, Mary Fry, Polly Slabach, Melinda Yoder,
Susie Eash, Sadie Hochstetler, Esther Lambright. Elva was a homemaker and
member of the Old Oder Amish Church. Visitation will be after 3:00 pm on
Monday, June 24, and all day Tuesday, June 25, at family's residence, 655 S.
1075 W. Middlebury. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday,
June 26, at the Stephen Yoder residents, 0805 S. 1075 W. Middlebury.
Services will be conducted by Bishop Mervin Schrock and the home
ministers. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury.
~ ~ ~ ~ Condolences ~ ~ ~ ~
I am so sorry for you loss, I wish I could have been there, she was my great
Aunt, I only got to see one time, she was a very kind and sweet woman.
From: Pauline Bright Farley