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Evelyn B. Kreider, 102, died Sunday, April 30, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
Evelyn was born Nov. 17, 1914, in West Hill, Pennsylvania, to Mary Rebecca (Seitz) Burkholder and Henry Longenecker Burkholder.
On June 8, 1939, she married Carl Kreider in London, England. He passed away Feb. 7, 2002.
Evelyn is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Weldon) Pries, Cambridge, Massachusetts; two sons, Alan (Eleanor Graber Nase) Kreider and Thomas Kreider, both of Goshen; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents and her husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Kreider (Gretchen Fisher), who died in 2013; two sisters, Mildred Hackman and Verna Troyer; and two brothers, J. Lawrence and Harold Burkholder.
Evelyn was a 1936 graduate of Goshen College, where she majored in home economics. Her life complemented her husband's work and commitment to Christian higher education as they lived and served locally at Goshen College and internationally at International Christian University in Tokyo and Halie Selassie I University in Addis Ababa. She served on the Peace Section of Mennonite Central Committee, on the board of Maple City Health Care Center and as elder at College Mennonite Church, where she was a longtime member. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, homemaker, neighbor, friend and peace activist.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
A 3:30 p.m. memorial service will be conducted Sunday, May 7, at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. Pastors Phil Waite and Pamela Yoder will officiate.
A private family graveside service will take place at Violett Cemetery in Goshen, where her cremated remains will be buried.
Memorial gifts may be directed to College Mennonite Church Jubilee Fund, Goshen College, Interfaith Hospitality Network or Maple City Health Care Center.
To share online condolences, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 2, 2017
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