Elsie J. (Kauffman) Yoder, 94, of Arcola, IL passed away at 5:50 P.M. on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the Bennie Schrock residence, 163 North County Road 200 East, Arcola, IL. Bishop David J. Otto will officiate. Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be held any time after 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 16, 2023, and any time after 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 17, 2023, all at Bennie Schrock’s residence. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Elsie was born on August 1, 1928, in Douglas County, IL to Joel J. and Katie Ann (Schlabach) Kauffman. She married Noah J. Yoder on October 14, 1959 in Douglas County, IL. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2005. They lived in Holy Matrimony for 56 years, 6 months, and 6 days.
Elsie is survived by two sons, and one daughter, Eli Yoder and his wife Annie Marie of Arcola, IL, Raymond Yoder and his wife Verna of Fredericksburg, OH, and Mary Yoder, at home, Arcola, IL; four grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ellen Lee and her husband Lester of Arthur, IL; two brothers-in-law, Harvey Kuhns of Tuscola, IL and Dannie Otto and his wife Fannie (Miller) of Tuscola, IL, and one sister-in-law, Anna (Bontrager) Kauffman of LaGrange, IN.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one grandson, Andrew Yoder, four brothers, and six sisters.
Elsie was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.