Mr. Edward Yoder, 80

Mr. Edward Yoder, 80, from St. Joe, Indiana, left this world unexpectedly in St. Joe, Indiana on August 1, 2021.

Edward was born on March 7th, 1941, in Loogootee, Indiana. Edward met his wife Mary R. Timmons in Denver, Colorado and they were united in marriage on January 2, 1962. In 1967, Edward and his wife moved to a farm in Indiana where they currently reside.  Edward worked as a licensed plumber and farmer for most of his adult life. He enjoyed being outdoors, working on the farm, and spending time with his sons and grandchildren.  He was a very handy person and was known for always lending a helping hand to others.

Edward is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary R. Yoder of St. Joe, Indiana; two, sons Edward M. (Julia Zhao) Yoder of Cherry, Illinois, and John H. Yoder of Dublin, Texas; daughter-in-law Wendy Yoder of Butler, Indiana; four grandchildren: Todd Yoder, Jacob (Emily) Yoder, Justin Yoder, and Madison (Nathan) Halliburton.  He is also survived by his brothers: Laverne (Veronica) Yoder, Lester (Lenare) Yoder, Jesse Yoder, Calvin (Kay) Yoder and Leonard (Loretta) Yoder; two sisters, Verda Turner and Shirley Stayer. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Julia Ann Yoder; sister, Pauline Ames; infant brother, Terry Lee Yoder; brother-in-law, Arthur Turner.

Visitation for Edward will be held Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 706 North Main Street, Hicksville. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Hicksville Mennonite Church, 237 West Arthur Street, Hicksville with Pastor Delagrange officiating. Burial will follow at Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, Indiana.

The family asks those remembering Edward to make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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