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Mildred Zook, 96, Goshen, passed away early Thursday morning at Greencroft Health Care from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
She was born May 10, 1921, in Mylo, North Dakota, to Peter and Nancy (Yoder) Yoder.
On Aug. 12, 1951, she married Durbin Zook in Surrey, North Dakota. He died Nov. 13, 2007.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy (Jim) Eberly, Narvon, Pennsylvania, and Nadine (Daniel) Zook Miller, Goshen; two sons, Rodney (Julia Penner-Zook) Zook, Fresno, California, and Russell (Linda) Zook, Surprise, Arizona; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ottis Yoder, Minnesota.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 10 siblings.
Mildred graduated high school at the age of 25 and continued her education at Hesston College, Kansas, earning her associate degree. She taught in a one-room school for several years.
She was an active member in churches she attended, most recently involved at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Mildred enjoyed time with family and friends and was an avid quilter and Scrabble player.
A private family graveside service will take place at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Family, friends and others who were touched by Mildred's life are invited to a celebration of life memorial service Monday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, 909 N. Sixth St., Goshen. Pastor Jane Stoltzfus Buller will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be directed to Mennonite Central Committee.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.uneralhome.com.
Published on October 26, 2017
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