Arlene Marie Holdread
Arlene Marie Holdread, 98, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
She was born Oct. 24, 1920 to Olen and Barbara (Mishler) Yoder in Middlebury.
On Oct. 6 1940, she married Gordon W. Holdread and they were married for 54 years. He passed away July 15, 1995.
Survivors include two children, Dr. Jon (Judy) Holdread, Columbus and Barbara Adams, Phoenix, Arizona; four grandchildren, Kevin (Maria) Holdread, St. Augustine, Florida, Jennifer (David) King and Brooke Deweese, both of Columbus, and Joshua Jensen, Sedona, Arizona; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Vera Bickel, Gerald L. Yoder, Ralph Yoder, Verna Weaver, Velma Yoder, J. Olen Yoder and Doris Wortinger.
Arlene worked many years for The Goshen News and was a longtime member of Eighth Street Mennonite Church.
A memorial service will take place at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29, at Yoder-Culp Funeral, Goshen. Pastor Brenda Sawatzky Paetkau, Eighth Street Mennonite Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Violett Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the church.
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Published on October 3, 2019


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Shirley Ann (Yoder) & Noble Deckard
Oct 07, 2019
Arlene will certainly be missed at Yoder reunions and at gatherings Elsie & Dad would have whenever we got back to Indiana for a visit. We always looked forward to seeing her.
Earl(Carolyn) Yoder
Oct 07, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Our cousins and family of Arlene of her passing. She was one our favorite cousins we will always be thinking of her.