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Elizabeth Yoder

May 20, 1933 — February 27, 2023

Elizabeth W. Yoder, age 89 years, nine months, and seven days, of Garnett, Kansas passed away at her home on Monday, February 27, 2023.

Elizabeth W. (Miller) Yoder was born May 20, 1933 in Jump River, Wisconsin. Elizabeth's
parents, William D. and Rebecca (Yoder) Miller and their family moved to McMinnville, Oregon when she was 3 years old. Her mother passed away in 1939 when she was 6 years old. The family stayed in Oregon and William remarried to Lydia Chupp when Elizabeth was 8 years old. In 1939 a young boy and his family moved to Oregon right across the road from Elizabeth's family. Later on June 24,1951 when Elizabeth was 18 years old, she married this young man, Benedict E. Yoder, and they were married for 70 years until Benedict's passing on February 7, 2022. To this union there were seven children born, one girl and six boys. Edward Ray Yoder and wife, Gertie from Arthur, Illinois, Marvin B. Yoder and wife, Leah, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Lydia Kauffman and husband, Willard, Arcola, Illinois, Andy B. Yoder and wife, Lucy, Garnett, Nelson Yoder and wife, Erma, Norwood, Missouri, Ben Yoder Jr. and wife, Mary Susan, Welda, Kansas, and Leslie B. Yoder and wife, Eileen, Garnett.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rebecca Miller and stepmother, Lydia Garver; husband, Benedict on February 7, 2022, two sons, Andy B. Yoder on February 7, 2016, and Leslie B. Yoder on January 25, 2011, one great granddaughter, Emily Diane Mullett, nine brothers and sisters, Simon W. Miller, John W. Miller, Amelia Garver, Daniel Miller, Jacob W. Miller, Ida Yoder, Mary Ann Miller and Martin Lloyd Miller.

Elizabeth is survived by five children, 22 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, three sisters, Esther Yoder and husband, Lloyd, Chatham, Virginia, Amanda Gill and husband, Ernie, Inola, Oklahoma , and Edith Chupp, Chouteau, Oklahoma.

Elizabeth was a seamstress, making suits and suit patterns for people in Amish communities all over the United States. Her sewing room was where she relaxed and spent time alone with God. Elizabeth dearly loved her family and looked forward to see each one coming, especially at Christmas time. Mom and Grandmother, your great sense of humor will not soon be forgotten. You will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their outpouring of love, especially all the ladies who took time out of their busy schedules to help with our mother and grandmother. Your kindness will not soon be forgotten. God bless each one of you.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM, on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Amish Community Building, 18240 NW 1800 Rd, Garnett, Kansas, with burial to follow in the Amish Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the Amish Community Building on Wednesday afternoon, March 1, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. You may send your condolences to the family at .
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