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Ella J. Yoder, 76, of LaGrange, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 4, 1941, in LaGrange, to Jonas and Edna (Troyer) Weaver.
On Nov. 17, 1960, in LaGrange County, she married Ervin L. Yoder; he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are three daughters, Ruth (Edward) Yoder, Edna Fern (Danny) Miller and Sue Anna Yoder all of LaGrange; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren, a stepgreat-great-granddaughter; three sisters, Helen (Ray) Hochstetler of Topeka, Edna Bontrager of LaGrange, Lydia Borntrager of Goshen; two brothers, Harry (Mary) Weaver of Topeka, Harley (Ella) Weaver of Dalton, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Mary Weaver of Shipshewana; three brothers-in-law, Elva (Martha) Miller of Ligonier, David Wengerd of LaGrange, Howard Miller of Ligonier.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Anna Jacobs, Elsie Miller, Esther Miller, Susie Wengerd; a brother, Calvin Weaver; two great-grandchildren, Myron Dean Lehman and Emma Jo Lehman; three brothers-in-law, Daniel Jacobs, Harvey Borntrager, Lester Bontrager.
Ella was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, and all day Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the family's residence, 0695 South 700 West LaGrange.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 am Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Elmer Mast residence, 7420 West 050 South Shipshewana.
Services will be conducted by Bishop John Mishler and the home ministers. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 26, 2017
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