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Jean L. Yoder

August 26, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

LANCASTER - Jean L. Yoder, 64, of Manheim, passed away on 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.

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Jean L. Yoder

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 Vt.; and two sisters, Peggy, wife of Lowell Bechtel, of Greenwood, Del., and 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.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012, at Grace Church of Lititz, 501 West Lincoln Ave., Lititz. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.

There will be a public viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. to the time of the service, Wednesday, at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Jean's memory to Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N Progress Ave, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To send the family online condolences, please visit



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