Esther Leota (Beachy) Yoder


August 17, 1930 - February 11, 2018

Esther Leota (Beachy) Yoder was born August 17, 1930, to Jonas and Leah (Mast) Beachy in Hicksville, Ohio.

Esther died on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the age of 87 years. On September 6, 1951 she was united in marriage to Ernest Monroe Yoder near Kalona.

She leaves to mourn six children: David (Mary) Yoder of Topeka, Ind., Arlene (Elson) Ropp of Kalona, Marilyn (Alvin) Kurtz of Albia, Morris (Luella) Yoder of Hutchinson, Kan., Ethel (Evan) Gingerich of Kalona, Delmar (Dorothy) Yoder of Wellman; daughter-in-law, Ginnie Yoder of Sugar Grove, Ill.; 28 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 55 step-great-grandchildren; three brothers: Lester Beachy of Des Moines, John Henry Beachy of Riverside, Howard Beachy of Lebanon, Ore.; and sister, Fannie Schrock of Burlington Junction, Mo.

Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Elson Ropp residence at 2484 540th St. SW in rural Kalona. Burial will be in the East Union Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and will continue all day on Wednesday at the Elson Ropp residence. The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona is in charge of the arrangements

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