Retha  Yoder
Retha Yoder
Nov. 4, 1961 - Nov. 5, 2019
ARLINGTON - Retha Yoder, 58, died peacefully after a two-year battle with cancer, at her home on Nov. 5.
She was born Nov. 4, 1961, in LaGrange, Indiana,to Amos and Edna (Yoder) Wickey.
Retha was a homemaker, and especially enjoyed her gardening, flowers and entertaining guests.
Retha made many friends in her years of service in Mountain View Nursing Home, Virginia, and the Luz Y Esperanza Clinic in Paraguay. Her love for the Lord was often expressed through her joyful singing.
On March 12, 1994, she married Freeman Yoder from Kansas in Goshen, Indiana.
After living in Indiana for eight years, Freeman and Retha moved to Kansas, on a farm east of Arlington.
Retha is survived by her husband, Freeman; daughter, Kayla; two sons, Douglas (fiancée, Tammy Headings) and Joshua, all of the home; four siblings, Barbara (Maynard) Miller, Millersburg, Indiana, Dave (Ruth) Wickey, LaGrange, Indiana, Suetta (David) Beachy, Middlebury, Indiana, and Vernon (Yvette) Wickey, Hutchinson, Kansas; seven nieces and six nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Viola (Mast) Wickey; sister, Irene; and one niece.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Arlington Amish Mennonite Church, 15611 W. Arlington Road, Arlington.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Arlington Amish Mennonite Church, to benefit their Local Needs Fund, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Published on November 6, 2019


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Maynard & Rhoda Miller
Nov 08, 2019
May you feel the loving arms of Jesus wrapped around you in your time of loss and sorrow.
Praying for your family.
Delbert and Elsie Schrock
Nov 06, 2019
God bless your family with grace and peace! Retha always had a good attitude and a pleasant smile!