11/17/1925 - 09/04/2018
Fannie G. Yoder, 92, of Sarasota Florida, went home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2018. Fannie was born November 17, 1925, in Weatherford, Oklahoma to the late George D. Yoder and Lovina (Bontrager) Yoder. Fannie married her childhood sweetheart, Enos W. Yoder, on November 28, 1946 and they were married for 71 years. She was a devout woman of faith and was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Sarasota. Her husband lovingly cared for her in the last eight years. Their roles were reversed and he cooked, cleaned and assisted Fannie in many ways. They enjoyed a Friday night tradition of going out to dinner many times with family. Fannie spent the last 3 years in a nursing home where Enos visited her daily. Fannie was dedicated to caring for her family and providing them with a loving home, good Christian values and a love of God. The most important thing to her was her family. She was a skilled seamstress, cook and enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Many generations of our Yoder family have received numerous pairs of crocheted booties she has made. She pieced and quilted many quilts for family and others. She also enjoyed music and we often heard her singing along. The Chuck Wagon Gang was one of her favorites. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, a brother and her daughter, Mary Ellen Yoder. She is survived by her husband Enos and her children, Lovina (Ben) Keim of NC, William (Galina) Yoder of Russia, Sarah Slabach of Sarasota, Clara (Orlin) Gingerich of Sarasota, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, a sister Saloma Eicher and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 7th from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, September 8th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church. A service will be held on Saturday, September 8th at 11:30 a.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church with burial at 3:00 p.m. at Palms Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements entrusted with Your Traditions Funeral Home. To leave condolences for Enos and the family please visit www.yourtraditionsfuneralhome.com.
To my Great Uncle Enos in this very difficult time we want to lift you and your family up with prayers of comfort, peace, and love as you remember Fannie and the shining example she has left for all of her generations!
My deepest sympathy. She was a great woman. Always loved seeing her come into work for a visit. To talk about quilting with her. Loved dropping in for a visit at the nursing home. She will be missed. Love to your whole family.