Dorothy M. (Brothers) Yoder

Born: Mon., Mar. 18, 1935
Died: Mon., Jul. 25, 2011

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Tue., Aug. 02, 2011
Location: Willow Creek United Methodist

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 Dorothy M. Yoder

March 18, 1935 – July 25, 2011


Dorothy M. Yoder, 76 of South Bend died Monday July 25th at The Center for Hospice. Born March 18, 1935 in South Bend to the late Owen and Esther (Hullinger) Brothers. Also preceding her was a sister Sue Smith. On March 17, 1956 she married Eugene F. Yoder and was married for 55 years. She is survived by sons David Scott Yoder of South Bend, Steve Yoder (Vicki) of Granger and Eugene Francis Yoder (Sue) of Mishawaka. 7 grand children and 11 great grandchildren. Sisters Karen DeBoever of South Bend, Ruth Brothers of Coello, ILL. Brothers Robert Brothers (Jean) of Fayetteville, Georgia, James W. Brothers of Mishawaka and Ernest Richard Brothers (Janet) of Mishawaka. Also several Nieces and Nephews. Dorothy was a graduate of Riley High school and worked many years for The Fabric Warehouse at Town and Country. Dorothy enjoyed Knitting, Crocheting, and bingo along with the Blue Chip Casino. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Grand Mother and enjoyed taking care of children.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday August 2nd at the Willow Creek United Methodist Church 14010 E. Jefferson Hwy. Memorial contributions can be sent to The Center for Hospice 111 Sunnybrook Ct. South Bend, IN 46637

The Welsheimer Family Funeral Home and Crematory assisted the family with final arrangements.

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Charitable donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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   Posted Thu July 28, 2011
I am a nursing student from a local college. I had the honor of assisting in the care of Mrs. Yoder last week. She touched my heart in so many ways. She expressed such a deep love for her family (sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren). She took such an interest in my schooling and my ability to go through school while being a single mom. She held my hand and said, "How do you do it?" Bless her heart, she was the one in the hospital and she was worried about how I was making it. She made me smile.

To the Yoder family, my thoughts are with you during this time. Mrs. Yoder was a true gem. Talking about her family made her smile.

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