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Esther Yoder


Esther Yoder, 88, Middlebury, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Elkhart Center for Hospice Care.

    She was born June 28, 1923, in LaGrange County, to Menno D. and Susan (Miller) Yoder.

    She was a homemaker and had been a cook at the Goshen Sale Barn Restaurant, the Hill Top Restaurant, the Village Inn, and Shipshewana Auction Barn Restaurant. She was a member of First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, where she was active in the Ladies Sewing Circle.

    She was married July 30, 1943, in LaGrange, to Enos E. Yoder. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1998.

    Surviving are one daughter, Marcia (Jerry) Kindy, Middlebury; one son, Michael (Kim) Yoder, Middlebury; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Marie (Herman) Miller, Marshfield, Wisc., and Carolyn Yoder, Topeka.

    She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Garber, and one brother, Glen Yoder.

    Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at First Mennonite Church in Middlebury with Pastor Sam Troyer officiating.

    Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

    Memorials may be directed to United Cancer Service of Elkhart County or Elkhart Center for Hospice Care.

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.