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Susan I. Yoder, 94, of Loogootee, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center.
She was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Kalona, Iowa, to the late Peter and Barbara (Miller) Helmuth.
Susan was a member of the Gospel Haven Mennonite Church in Millersburg, Ohio. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and attending the sewing circle. She also loved traveling, cooking and family gatherings. Susan spent nearly 20 winters in Phoenix, Arizona, and loved her time spent there.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Sylvanus Yoder; son Cecil Yoder; parents Peter and Barbara (Miller) Helmuth; great-grandson Kenny Yoder; siblings Edgar (Bertha) Helmuth, Raymond Helmuth, Katie Yoder and Emma Hostetler.
Susan is survived by her children, Rosella (Richard) Hostetler of Sugar Creek, Ohio, Dallas (Alma) Yoder of Loogootee, Leonard (Esther) Yoder of Montgomery, Charlene (Glen) Hofer of Stirling, Alberta, Canada, and Lynette (LaWayne) Ropp of Estacada, Oregon; grandchildren Cheryl (Daryl) Bange, Norita (Marcus) Yoder, Curtis (Rhonda) Yoder, Norvan (Jewel) Yoder, Conrad (Emily) Yoder, Rachelle (Lavern) Martin, Renita (Rick) Rhodes, Rendall (Annie) Hostetler, Regan (Crystal) Hostetler, Ryan (Rochelle) Hostetler, Jolene Sue Yoder, Scott (Darla) Yoder, Tyson (Gwen) Yoder, Dewey (Stacey) Yoder, Tonya (Josh) Good, Andrea (Lyndon) Yoder, Jennifer (Dale) Smucker, Kenneth (Ervina) Yoder, Rachel (Lynn) Hochstetler, Jon Marc (Hannah) Yoder, Susan Hofer, Emily (Richard) Miller, Brent Hofer, Larion Ropp, Stefan Ropp, Lisa (fiancé, Edwin Bontrager) Ropp, Dorvan Ropp and Carrie Ropp; 58 great-grandchildren; brother Paul (Edith) Helmuth of Kalona; daughter-in-law Freda (Roger) Helmuth; sister-in-law Ida Helmuth of Goshen; brothers-in-law Paul Yoder and Leslie Hostetler, both of Kalona.
Funeral services are pending and will be held at Gospel Haven Mennonite Church in Millersburg, Ohio, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 22, 2016
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