Kalona- Emma J. Yoder, daughter of John S. and Lena (Miller) Yoder. was born on February 10, 1942, in Kalona. She died in her home in rural Kalona on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the age of 80 years 1 month, 15 days, following a battle with cancer.
In her youth she was baptized and became a member of the Old Order Amish Church, where she remained a faithful member until her death. On September 19, 1974, she was united in marriage to Cephas C. Yoder and living in matrimony of 47 years.
Emma is survived by her husband, Cephas, three sons and four daughters. Betty Sue (Nelson) Borntrager of Carbondale, IL, Rosetta (Tobias) Miller of Kalona, Wallace (Wilma) Yoder of Sigourney, Vernon (Linda) Yoder, Wilma (Ira) Miller, Atlee (Sadie) Yoder, Linda (Cephas Ray) Yoder all of Kalona area. Two sisters, Ida Yoder of Kalona and Nina (William) Borntrager of Millersburg, IN. Two brothers, Simon (Mary Susan) Yoder, Dennis (Judith) Yoder all of Kalona, brother-in-law Christy (Katie) Yoder of Centerville, MI, two step sisters, Martha (Lonnie) Yoder of Arthur, IL. and Elizabeth Ann (Roy) Beachy of Kalona, two step brothers Daniel (Dena) Schrock of Michigan and Jerry (Magdalena) Schrock of Kalona; six step sisters-in-law, Edna, Nancy, Viola and Lizzie Ann and Susie Schrock all of Illinois and Esta Schrock of Florida.
She was preceded in death by parents, three sisters and spouses; Lydia and John Borntrager, Amelia and Jess Yoder, Anna Mae and Lester Coblenz, one sister Mary Yoder an infant sister, three brothers, Ruben Yoder, Albert and Cleola Yoder and Henry Yoder, an infant brother, brother-in-law Willard Yoder, six step brothers, Fred, Henry, Edwin, David and Samuel Schrock.
The Family wish to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness, presence, prayers, food and support during her illness and death. Your love and support will long be remembered.
A Funeral Service will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the Cephas Yoder Residence 2639 520th Street SW, Kalona. Burial will in the North Gingerich Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Monday from 10:00 to 7:00 pm at the Cephas Yoder Residence.