Mary Lou Yoder


Mary Lou Yoder, 88, of Washington, Indiana, passed away Thursday July 11, 2019, at Villages of Oak Ridge in Washington, Indiana.
She was born May 28, 1931, in Daviess County, to Herman and Agnes (Kauffman) Stoll. Mary Lou went to school at Sugarland and Washington High School.
Mary Lou (Stoll) married Loren Yoder on Dec. 22, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 9 2003. She was a member of Providence Mennonite Church and following Jesus Christ was the directive of her life.
Mary Lou was a stay at home mom and helped her husband on the farm with raising their two sons, Randall and Cleo. Loren and Mary Lou worked part-time at Newton's Processing south of Montgomery, where a great friendship was built with Charlie and Nancy.
She loved to work with children helping in Missionary Cadets, Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She also enjoyed cooking at Bible Memory Camp. For many years she had a quilt in the frame even in her later years.
Mary Lou also loved baking wedding cakes and other specialty cakes and blessing others in that way. She shared much love with their two sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Loren Yoder; one son, Randall (Donna) Yoder of Jasper, Indiana; her parents, Herman and Agnes Stoll; a sister, Martha Belle Burkholder; and three brothers, Robert (Verda) Stoll, and William (Bonnie) Stoll, both of Montgomery, Indiana, and Jack (Judy) Stoll of South Bend, Indiana; and two great-grandchildren, Tristan and Gabriel (Ryan) Yoder.
She is survived by one son, Cleo (Charlene) Yoder of Wolford, North Dakota; a daughter-in-law, Donna Yoder of Jasper, Indiana' her grandchildren, Ryan (Lisa) Yoder of Jasper, Desiree Yoder of Jasper, Chalon Yoder of Grandview, Missouri, Chet (Sherri) Yoder of Sacramento, California, Carlon (Tanya) Yoder of Blumenort, Manitoba, Canada; eight great-grandchildren, Wade Yoder (Ryan), Jadyn, Kiera, Mikias, and Tagese Yoder (Chet) and Clara, Avner and Cosette Yoder (Carlon); one sister, Barbara Jean (Bert) Lengacher of Montgomery,Indiana; two brothers, Frank (Darlene) Stoll of Traverse City, Michigan, Cecil Dean of Milan Tennessee; and sisters-in-law Bonnie (Bill) Stoll of Washington, Bernice (Al) Erb of Beemer, Nebraska, Vera Jane Yoder of Rugby, North Dakota, Rachel (Ray) Yoder of Montgomery; two brothers-in-law; Dewey (Carol) Yoder of Kirbyville, Missouri, and Lyle Burkholder of Waynesboro, Virginia; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 12, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Providence Mennonite Church in Montgomery.
A graveside burial will be held prior to the service on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 10:15 p.m. in Providence Cemetery in Montgomery.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Providence Mennonite Church, with Pastor Kevin Swartzentruber and Ken Bontrager to officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Providence Mennonite Church or Bible Memory Ministries.
Arrangements provided by Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery.
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