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Wilma J. Yoder

September 8, 1934 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 87)


Wilma J. Yoder, 87, of Goshen, died at 8:54 am on Wednesday, January 12, at her residence of natural causes. She was born on September 8, 1934, in LaGrange, to Joe B. and Saloma (Christner) Bontrager. On March 22, 1956, in LaGrange, she married Jonas E. Yoder, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are seven children, Kathryn Yoder, Larry (Edna) Yoder both of Millersburg, Ben (Dorothy) Yoder of Middlebury, Dorothy (Merle) Yoder of Topeka, Wilbur Yoder of Washington, PA, Edna (Devon) Slabach of Goshen, and Vernon (Ina) Yoder of Wolcottville; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mary (Larry) Jones, Katie (Mose) Miller both of Shipshewana, Elizabeth (John) Denkhouse of FL, Mattie Chupp of Middlebury, Edna (Ed) Miller of Carmel; two brothers, Uriah (Reenie) Bontrager of Indianapolis, Josey Bontrager of Shipshewana; sister-in-law, Mary Bontrager of Mio, MI; brother-in-law, Chris Brower of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Ruby Mae Yoder; five grandchildren; brother, Melvin Bontrager; sister, Barbara Brower; sister-in-law, Judy Bontrager; brother-in-law, Vernon Chupp. Wilma was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 13 and all day Friday, January 14 at the Darin Slabach residence, 11350 CR 34, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 15 also at the Darin Slabach residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Perry Jr. Wingard and the home ministers. Burial will be in Southeast Clinton Cemetery, Goshen. 

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