Miriam (Eash) Yoder passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided since Nov. 12, 2007.
She was born June 16, 1927, on Vine Street in Archbold, to Ervin and Ada (Aeschliman) Eash and married Edward H. Yoder on Sept. 12, 1948.
A resident of Archbold her entire life, Miriam drove school bus for Archbold Schools and Quadco in Stryker and worked at Sauder Woodworking in Archbold.
Throughout her years of work and into retirement, Miriam decorated cakes for events and weddings, and baked for those in need.
She directed childrens and adult choirs at Lockport Mennonite Church and played organ for church services for many years.
Miriam also directed many home school community musical productions, and gave piano lessons to many children in the Archbold and surrounding communities.
Along with her sister, Verda Short, and friends Lois Short and Zelma Kauffman, Miriam sang in “The Voice of Life” women’s quartet, recording a gospel album.
In her most recent years of retirement, along with her siblings Vivian and Wesley forming the Eash Trio, Miriam sang at many events in the Chapel at Sauder Farm and Craft Village.
Miriam was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Edward H. Yoder, who also passed away at Fairlawn Haven on Feb. 25, 2008.
She is survived by her two sons, Dan (Renee) Yoder of Archbold and Lamont (Charlene) Yoder of Scottsdale, Ariz., and her two daughters, Teresa (Richard) Stebbins of Grand Rapids, Ohio, and Greta (Tom) Landis of East Berlin, Pa; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her six siblings that all grew up in Archbold: Vivian, Victor, Elon, Wesley, Verda and Verlin.
A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Lockport Mennonite Church.
Friends may call at the Community Building at the Fairlawn Complex from 3-5 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday. Private interment will be in the Lockport Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Miriam’s family would like to give special thanks to everyone from Fairlawn Haven and Hospice from Community Health Professionals in Archbold that touched her life and provided her care. Family requests that memorials be given to Fairlawn Haven Retirement Community. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.