Edna Viola (Shantz) Yoder, 90, daughter of Samuel and Ida Steckley Shantz, was born on Nov. 11, 1921, in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada. She passed away on Friday (Jan. 27, 2012) at Newton Medical Center in Newton.


Edna Viola (Shantz) Yoder, 90, daughter of Samuel and Ida Steckley Shantz, was born on Nov. 11, 1921, in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada. She passed away on Friday (Jan. 27, 2012) at Newton Medical Center in Newton.
On Sept. 6, 1940, she was united in marriage to Rollin J. Yoder. Their home was blessed with four children: Clifford, their son, and three daughters, Yvonne, and the twins, Shirley and Sharon.
Edna moved to Hesston in 1959. She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church, and her faith and fellowship with the church community were central themes of her life. She retired from her position as head teller at Hesston State Bank in 1988. She loved sports, history, crossword puzzles, reading, traveling, and spent her life dedicated to learning and enriching the lives of those around her.
She is survived by her son, Clifford and his wife, Mary Yoder, of Catoosa, Okla.; daughter, Yvonne and husband, Gerald Sieber of Hesston; daughter, Shirley and husband, Byron Oberst of Bend, Ore.; six grandchildren, Kevin Yoder and wife, Michelle of Catoosa, Okla., Kim Snyder and husband, Bruce of Tulsa, Okla., Stephanie Wilson and husband, Rick of Colorado Springs, Colo., Curtis Yoder of Tavares, Fla., Kendra Morford and husband, Lonnie of Hesston, and Kelli Mowry and husband, Brian of Everett, Wash.; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Edna was preceded in death by her former spouse; daughter, Sharon; parents; and siblings, Veretta, Verda, Alberta and Willard.
There was a visitation and funeral service on Monday.    
A memorial fund has been designated in support of the Good Samaritan Fund at Schowalter Villa, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.