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YODER, Miriam J., died Dec. 11, 2000

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YODER, Miriam J., died Dec. 11, 2000

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YODER, Miriam J., died Dec. 11, 2000

Carole Lynn (Mohney) Carr, Volunteer Transcriber

Transcribed from an original newspaper clipping from the 'Sturgis Daily Journal', which serves the St. Joseph Co., Michigan area. Copy provided by Sturgis Public Library.


Centreville; Miriam J. YODER, 77, of 59553 M-66, Centreville, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Perry (Norma) MILLER of Centreville.

Miriam was born Aug. 1, 1923, in Dodge City, Kan., a daughter of the late John M. and Elizabeth (MULLET) BONTRAGER.

On Nov. 16, 1941, she married Verne E. YODER in Centreville. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1986.

Miriam had lived at her present address the past 52 years and had helped her husband run the Yoder Butcher Shop for 13 years. She was also a homemaker and had enjoyed making and selling crafts. She was a member of the Old Amish Church.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Amos J. (Betty) MILLER, of Nappanee, Ind., Mrs. Ruben (Sue Marie) TROYER, of Colon, Mrs. Lee (Ruby) MILLER of Shipshewana, Ind., Mrs. Lee (Erma) SCHWARTZ, of Sturgis, Mrs. Melvin (Pauline) HOCHSTETLER, of Centreville, Mrs. Perry (Norman) MILLER, of Centreville, Mrs. Wayne (Wanda) YODER, of Centreville; three sons and their wives, LeRoy V. and Marie YODER, of Sturgis, Eugene R. and Debbie YODER, of Sturgis and Joe Henry and Elise YODER of Sturgis; 36 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Willis D. (Fannie) YODER, of Centreville; eight brothers, Levi J. BONTRAGER, of Centreville, William J. BONTRAGER, of Centreville, John J. BONTRAGER, of Centreville, Henry J. BONTRAGER of Sturgis, Ezra J. BONTRAGER, of Centreville, Martin J. BONTRAGER of Centreville, Enos J. BONTRAGER of Burr Oak and Corneliuis J. BONTRAGER, of White Pigeon; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Beth Ann HOCHSTETLER; and three brothers, Manasse J. BENEDICT J. and Alvin J. BONTRAGER.

The family will receive relatives and friends after 10 a.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday at the Melvin Hoschstetler residence, 59553 M-66, Centreville. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. at the Levi R. Bontrager residence at 28471 Marvin Road, Centreville, with the Bishop Joe A. Miller and Minister Edward Ray Schwartz, officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Amish Cemetery in Centreville.

Arrangements were handled by the Schipper Funeral Home Ltd. of Colon.


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