September 20, 1958 -- November 10, 2019

Ruth Ann Yoder, 61, of Bristol, passed away early Sunday morning,
November 10, at Goshen Health Hospital. She was born on
September 20, 1958 in Chicago, IL, to Aubrey, Sr. and Linda (Roebke)
Smith. On February 16, 1991 in Middlebury she married Vernon R.
Yoder, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are a
daughter, Renee (Steve) Ragsdale of Elkhart; six sons, Mark (Sarah)
Yoder of Goshen, Mike (Cae) Yoder of Lebanon, OR, Darrin (Linda)
Yoder of Elkhart, Nate (Kelli) Quick of Elkhart, Chad (Nicole) Steimel  
of Bronson, FL, Matt (Jennifer) Yoder of Bristol; 26 grandchildren, 29
great-grandchildren; her parents, Bristol; three brothers, Tommy
(Jean) Smith of Elkhart, Danny (Karen) Smith of LaGrange, John
Smith of Bristol; sister, Diana Smith of New Carlisle. She was
preceded in death by two grandchildren; two brothers, David and
Aubrey Oneal Smith, Jr. Ruth was a country music and classic rock
fan; she also enjoyed butterflies. Her greatest love in life was her
family, and she especially loved family get-togethers that she often
hosted. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the 2:00 pm memorial
service on Thursday, November 14, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home,
Middlebury. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to the funeral home to assist with funeral

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To Vern, children and grand and great grand children , my brother
Aubrey and sister In law Linda , siblings and family and friends ... Find
peace that she is with the Lord and so many of our family members
already there. She is at rest and I believe there has to be the most
beautiful butterflies shes ever seen there ! I loved her dearly and I will
cherish our memories forever until we meet again ! I cant wait to see
her and my son and other loved ones once again in Glory ! May God
Bless and Protect all of you now and in the times to come ! My love
always !
From: Uncle Johnny & Aunt Mary Ann Smothermon
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She told me not long ago she does not want us to cry at her funeral,
she wants us to dance and laugh and remember the good times and
celebrate her life. So lets dance. I miss you and LOVE YOU SO MUCH
From: Tay, Corey & Dahlia
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To her family. I was so saddened to hear this news. Ruth and I have
been trying since July to meet up. This next Friday was our most
recent plan. God had other plans in store for Ruth. I haven't seen her
in around 11 years. We talked back and forth on fb. I will miss her as i
know you all will too. Until we meet again my dear ole friend. God
bless her family.
From: Susan Potter-Ferguson
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed taking care of Ruth for
many years. I am unable to make the viewing and hope you will
accept my condolences online.
From: Wally Anglemeyer
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Vern and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers
are there with you I hope you can find peace in knowing she is in no
more pain and this is not good by but farewell as you will see her
again one day.. I know you will miss her.
From: Cindy Sutton Charles
Ruth Ann Yoder