MILLERSBURG -- Barbara J. Yoder, 72, of 4745 State Route 557, Millersburg, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at her home following a one-year illness.
She was born Nov. 3, 1944 in Holmes County to the late John B. and Ada (Yoder) Kurtz. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
She is survived by her husband, John B. Yoder, whom she married Oct. 7, 1965; to this union were born three sons and two daughters, Ben (Effie) Yoder and Wayne (Barbara Ann) Yoder, both of Millersburg, Mervin (Esther) Yoder of the home and Mary (John) Mullet and Esther (Emanuel) Yoder, both of Sugarcreek; 24 grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters, Verna (Eli) Raber of Baltic, Mary Raber of Millersburg, Andrew Kurtz of Indiana, Ben (Lizzie) Kurtz of Navarre and Betty (Jonas) Yoder of Millersburg.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law.
Services were Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the Yoder Residence with Minister Ben M. Miller officiating. Burial was in Yoder Cemetery in Clark Township, Holmes County. Arrangements were handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek.