Amanda Yoder Obituary
Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1952
Yoder, Amanda, daughter of Samuel and Magdalene (Slabaugh) Kuhns, was born near
Lagrange, Ind., December 12, 1868; died Feb. 7, 1952; aged 83 y. 1 m,. 25 d.
She came with her parents to McPherson, Kansas, where in 1886 she was married to
John D. Yoder. Soon after the opening of the Cherokee strip in Oklahoma, they
moved to Jet, Oklahoma, where they proved up a claim. They were pioneers in the
Mennonite Church at that place. They lived at Jet until 1928 when they moved to
Yoder, Kansas. After the death of her husband, she moved to live with her
daughter, Mrs. Alf B. Miller, in South Hutchinson, Kansas. She accepted Christ
as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained a
faithful member throughout life. She was a member of the Hutchinson Mennonite
Mission Church when she passed away. She is survived by one daughter (Lovina -
Mrs. Alf B. Miller), 3 sons (Alvin, Buena Park, Calif.; Emmon, Jet, Okla;
Daniel, Harper, Kansas), 4 sisters (Sarah Garber and Susan Hostetler, Harper,
Kansas; Salome Nutter, Wichita, Kansas; Emma Taton, Argonia, Kansas), one
Kuhns, Cedar Bluff, Kansas), 20 grandchildren, and many other relatives.
Funeral services were held at the Hutchinson Mennonite Mission Church on
Feb. 10 with Sanford E. King and Harry A. Diener in charge. Burial was made in
the Yoder Mennonite Cemetery, near Yoder, Kansas.
Submitted by Thomas Austin
September 14, 2003.
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