February 27, 1922 -- September 11, 2019

Gladys Margaret (Yoder) Ringo, 97, of Shipshewana, passed away
peacefully at 11:45 am on Wednesday, September 11. She was born
on February 27, 1922, in Shipshewana, to Lee L. and Lizzie (Schrock)
Yoder. On October 20, 1945 in Shipshewana she married James T.H.
Ringo; he passed away January 26, 2002. During their marriage they
had lived in the Chicago and Shipshewana areas. Surviving are
daughter, Melody Stoddard; three grandsons, James T., Robert A. &
John D. Stoddard; nine great-grandchildren, and a number of foster
children. She was a homemaker and throughout her life she was
always a very active member of church, often teaching Sunday
School. She was also active with Campus Crusade and International
Students. She was an author, writing Shipshewana area news for two
local newspapers and three books; two about Shore Mennonite
Church and one about the Shipshewana area. She was an
entrepreneur having run the family business, Melody Hill Resort at
Stone Lake and managed real estate in Shipshewana area. She had a
desire to become a nurse; that desire led her into becoming the
caregiver for her family. She loved to travel and sing and was part of
the Indiana Music Makers, with whom she often traveled abroad. She
also belonged to the Shipshewana Book Guild and the Shipshewana
Historical Society. Gladys was loved by all walks of life and practiced
what she preached. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Saturday,
September 14 and one hour prior to the 2:00 pm funeral service on
Sunday, September 15 at Shore Church, Shipshewana. Services will
be conducted by Duane Sharp. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery,
Shipshewana. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Shore

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Gladys Margaret (Yoder) Ringo