Obituary of Anna Miller Yoder
Astoria Argus, Astoria, Fulton Co., IL - In ink unreadable
Anna Miller Yoder
Anna Miller Yoder, daughter of Joseph and Christina Kauffman
Miller, was born August 8, 1870, at Middlebury, LaGrange County, Ind. and passed away on April 8, 1959, near Garden City, Mo. at the age of 88 years and eight
months. She was sick only a few hours following a heart attack in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton Zimmerman, with whom she was residing.
In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the
Sycamore Grove Mennonite church where she was a member at the time of her death. She was a faithful servant of her Lord all these years and was
much interested in the work of the church and the spiritual welfare of her family.
On Jan. 3, 1893, she was united in marriage by Bishop Jacob Kenagy
to Joseph K. Yoder of Belleville, Pa. This union was blessed with six sons and two daughters. The family circle was first broken on Sept. 10,1898,
when a little son, Ira J., passed away at the age of one year and four months. Forty-seven years ago, on March 2, 1912, the father was
called away at the age of 48 years, leaving this mother with the sole responsibility of rearing the large family.
The surviving members of the family are Elby R., Matilda (Mrs.
Milton Zimmerman), Milo D. and Christy P. of Garden City, Oliver B. of Eureka, Ill., Alpha J. of Goshen, Ind., and Ella (Mrs. Fred Bickel), of Pueblo, Colo.
She also leaves 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One granddaughter, Ruby Ann Yoder, preceded her in death. Surviving also
is a sister, Cassie (Mrs. Abe Hostetler) of Middlebury, Ind. She is now the only remaining one of the nine children of the Joe Miller family.
At the age of two, Anna came with her parents from Indiana to Cass
County when much of it was still prairie. They located on a farm three miles north of Garden City. It was on this same farm that she was again
residing with her daughter and husband when she passed away.
Anna, as she was known to her friends, was a very active and busy
person all of her life. She received much pleasure in being of service to her family and friends. She also enjoyed helping in the work of the
sewing circle. She will be greatly missed in the home, the church, and the community.
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