Eli Yutzy, 91, Sugarcreek

Eli M. Yutzy, 91, Sugarcreek, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek.

He was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Hutchinson, Kan., to the late John and Susan (Mast) Yutzy. He was a retired minister and evangelist and was a member of Gospel Light Chapel near Dundee.

He was first married to the former Grace Roth, who preceded him in 1985 and is survived by his second wife, the former Dorothy Stutzman Troyer, whom he married April 12, 1986.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children Ron (Judith) Yutzy of Nappanee, Ind., Jim (Drusilla) Yutzy of Middletown, Barbara (John) Coblentz of Guys Mill, Pa., John (Lois) Yutzy of Drayton, Ontario Canada, Myron (Karen) Troyer of Berlin and Charlene (Arlen) Mullet of Sugarcreek; 25 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lester Yutzy of Dubuque, Iowa.

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, his parents and two daughters-in-law.

Services are today (Thursday, Feb. 14), at 10 a.m. at Gospel Light Chapel 2743 County Road 168, Dundee, with pastor Eli Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Sonlight Chapel Church Cemetery in Maysville.

Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home, Sugarcreek. To share a memory and sign the guest register visit www.smithfuneral.com.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads Hospice of NE Ohio, 3743 Boettler Drive, Suite E, Green 44685.

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