Sarah Ann Yoder
March 25, 1932 – August 30, 2019
Sarah Ann Yoder, 87, of Stuarts Draft passed from this life to the eternal life on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Aroda, Virginia. She was born in Thomas, OK, on March 25, 1932, a daughter of the late Tobias and Mattie Miller.
Sarah Ann moved with her family to the Shenandoah Valley; where she met her late husband of 55 years, Stephen J. Yoder.
She was a homemaker, faithful wife, and mother. She enjoyed farming, gardening, and outdoor activities. In her later years, she enjoyed puzzles and her friends at Mountain View Nursing Home. They considered her a joy to be around. Sarah Ann had a smile and laugh that was contagious, which attracted people and the joy of Jesus Christ overflowed her personality and life.
In addition to her parents and husband, Sarah Ann was preceded in death by her son, Rudy Yoder. Survivors include her eight children along with their spouses, Clyde Yoder, Harley Yoder, Lorene Aldinger, Ivan Yoder, Glenn Yoder, Wilmer Yoder, Vernon Yoder, and Samuel Yoder; 23 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.
A celebration of Sarah Ann’s life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Pilgrim Christian Fellowship, 240 Twin Hill Rd, Stuarts Draft, with Kenneth Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary of Augusta Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 am until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Mountain View Nursing Home of their loving care of Sarah Ann and her family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
- Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- A Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- Interment, Officiating
Sarah Ann Yoder
September 3, 2019
Grandma, As they lay your sweet body to rest today in the Valley of the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia...I am able to find peace in knowing that you're no longer suffering, and I can rejoice in knowing you are in the loving protecting arms of our Maker, Jesus Christ! I thank you for the memories of weekly visits, giving you foot massages, helping you cook, learning from you, and most of all having you sing hymns to me growing up. I love you and will miss the joy you brought to all of us. 🖤
Love, Your One of many Granddaughters,
Whitney Nicole Whitley Robinson
September 1, 2019
In the short time I’ve know my NEW mom I’ve learned how full of life she was. She had a smile and quite word but you could see her independent nature. I remember how hard she worked to walk again after her fall. On her last birthday she didn’t want help walking and enjoyed showing everyone she still had her ability to comeback from still another setback. I’ve seen how family and community were drawn to her strength ,faith ,love and courage. When we feel weak or hurting and feel like giving up we can remember Her example. That through our Lord Jesus Christ we can do all things through his strength. Our family will miss her but we will see her again with new arms and vitality and no pain. Praise you Father