Naomi Caroline Yoder, age 88, of Blountstown, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, July 29, 2010 after a short illness. A native of Greenwood, Delaware, Naomi was one of ten children born to David and Savilla Yoder.
Naomi and her husband Monroe Yoder, who preceded her in death, moved to Blountstown in 1953 and raised eight children on their family dairy farm. She was a homemaker and was devoted to her husband, family, and her faith in God. "Miz Naomi" was well-known for her gracious hospitality and wonderful cooking, especially her homemade bread and angel food cakes.
Naomi is survived by seven children and their spouses: Dan Yoder ( Rhoda ), Ben Yoder (Carol), Esther Stoltzfus ( Elam) all of Blountstown, Carol Stutzman (Paul) of Arthur, Illinois, Sharon Krabill ( Arlen) of Brownsville, Oregon, Mary Lou Wesslehoeft (Paul) of Grand Ridge, Florida, and Lois Ulrich (Steve) of Roanoke, Illinois; thirty grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren. Survivors also include a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Yoder of Altha; brothers, David, Amos, Daniel, Paul, and Jesse Yoder; a sister, Miriam; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe; two children, Rhoda and Steve; and siblings, Ruth, John, Luke, and Mark.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday CST, August 1, at River Town Community Church in Blountstown with Reverend Steve Ulrich officiating. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. CST, Saturday at River Town Community Church Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, P. O. Box 360, Berlin, Ohio 44610.