March 2, 1944 - Jan. 26, 2013
GOSHEN - Nancy L. Yoder, 68, of Goshen, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in her home after an 18-month illness.
She was born March 2, 1944, in Nappanee to Thomas and Pearl (Adams) Pletcher. On May 2, 1970, she married Romayne Yoder. He survives.
Also surviving are three children: a daughter, Tonya (Allan) Ross of Warsaw, and two sons, Kirt (Melinda) Sechrist of Carpio, N.D., and Brent (Ivory) Yoder of Goshen; nine grandchildren, Brittany (Jeremy), Brandy, Megan, Caitlin, Brianna, MacKenzie, Malia, Kirt Jr. and Cody; a great-grandson, Colin; and three sisters, Linda (Larry) Coffel of Fort Wayne, Sue Shoemaker of Goshen and Connie (Roy) Brock of Nappanee.
A lifetime area resident, Nancy worked at Coppes Kitchens, Nappanee, for a few years before working many different job descriptions at Johnson Controls, where she worked for more than 30 years and also served as union steward. Nancy also worked during her retirement at Salvation Army in Goshen.
She was rarely apart from her husband. Spoiling and spending quality time with her grandchildren was her primary love and passion in life. In quiet moments she enjoyed crossword puzzles. Nancy treasured the companionship of her little white dog, Oliver.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, and for one hour prior to the 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, funeral service, all at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Chaplain Marshall Donegan of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department will officiate. Burial will follow in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, where her grandchildren will carry her to her place of rest.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Elkhart County Women's Shelter or Humane Society of Elkhart County.