Jean L. Yoder 64, Grace Church deaconness, registered nurse

By on August 29, 2012

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Jean L. Yoder, 64, of Manheim, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at Magnolias of Lancaster.

Born in Roaring Spring, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Wolgemuth) Honsaker. She was the loving wife of G. Sanford Yoder, and they celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this month.

Jean graduated from the Lancaster School of Nursing. She worked as an RN at Lancaster General Hospital in the pediatric unit, Masonic Village Health Care Center, Elizabethtown, and Hershey Medical Center in the child psychology unit. Jean was an active member at Grace Church of Lititz where she served as a deaconess. She was also involved with the church choir, bell choir and bible studies. Her interests included flower gardening, helping others and entertaining family and friends. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons: Matthew K. Yoder, husband of Jennifer Zimmerman, of New York City; J. Mark Yoder, husband of Ellen Wu, of Atlanta, Ga.; Jon C. Yoder, of Harrisburg; and Adam S., husband of Ysella Yoder, of Bristol, England; a daughter: Angie Yoder; five grandchildren: Trinity, Ava, Eli, Tate and Tristan; a brother: Karl, husband of Miriam Honsaker, of Vermont; and two sisters: Peggy, wife of Lowell Bechtel, of Greenwood, Del.; Judy, wife of Jeremy Walter, of State College; and brother-in-law: Carlos Munoz, of Costa Rica.

She was preceded in death by a sister: Ann Munoz.

The family would like to thank the staff at Magnolias of Lancaster memory care community for their compassion and loving care given to Jean during her illness.

Her funeral service was held at Grace Church of Lititz on Aug. 29. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Jean’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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