Janet W. Yoder
Janet Elizabeth Weaver Yoder, 93, Harrisonburg, Virginia, passed away Jan. 2, 2020, in Goshen.
She lived at Greencroft Communities, Goshen, for the last six months.
Janet was born in Parkview, Virginia, on Jan. 19, 1926, to Henry (H.D.) Weaver and Sallie Wenger Weaver. Janet was the fourth of five children.
She attended EMU for two years where she got a teaching degree. She taught school at Warrick River Christian School, Newport News, Virginia, for two years before marrying Morris Harvey Yoder on August 10, 1948. The rest of her professional life was spent working with her husband in various ventures.
Morris died June 23, 2018. Janet is survived by her daughter and husband, Bonnie and Jim Beachy, Hinton, Virginia; son, Ray Yoder, Union, Michigan; daughter and husband, Jewel and James Hertzler, Harrisonburg, Virginia; son and wife, Richard and Diane Yoder, Elkhart, Indiana; grandchildren, Elizabeth Hansen and husband, David, Kirsten Beachy and husband, Jason Alderfer, Rachel Yoder and husband, Greg Dixon, Jenna Yoder and husband, Joe Hartman, Luke Yoder and wife, Meghan Borland, Kate Yoder, Nick Hertzler; eight great-grandchildren (with another on the way); her brother, Henry Weaver, Goshen, Indiana; many nieces and nephews; and a loving extended family.
Janet loved local and church history, hearing and telling stories and following weather. She will be remembered for her kind, sweet spirit and quiet, insightful presence.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Strite Auditorium Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her body was cremated. Ashes will be laid to rest with her people at Lindale Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, where Janet was a member.
Local arrangements are entrusted to Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart.
Published on January 14, 2020


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