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Mary Alice Yoder

Mary Alice Yoder, 95, of Goshen, passed away peacefully at 7:00 am, on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Majestic Care of Goshen.

She was born on December 29, 1927, in Goshen, IN, to Eli A. and Alma (Miller) Herschberger. On June 1, 1947 in Middlebury she married Andrew D. Yoder died December 17, 1996.

Surviving are three daughters, Alma (Olin) Helmuth of Shipshewana, IN, Edna (Jerry) Rafferty of Sullivan, IL, Sharon (Dale) Stuart of Sullivan, IL; two sons, Dave (Deb) Yoder of LaGrange, Ron (Tina) Yoder of Middlebury; 11 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Louella Hershberger of Sarasota, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters, Ida Mae Lehman, Pauline Schrock, Fannie Kauffman, and Lavina Miller; two brothers, Perry and Omer Herschberger.

Mary Alice was a former member of the Arthur Mennonite Church in Arthur, IL. She was a homemaker, avid quilter and enjoyed baking.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, January 21, at New Life Fellowship, 2755 South SR 5 Topeka, IN. Funeral services will follow visitation beginning at 11:00 am also at the church. Services will be conducted by Mary Alice’s grandson Glen Helmuth. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Arthur Cemetery, Arthur, IL.

Memorials may be given to Heart to Heart Hospice. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be offered at

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