Wanda M. Yoder
April 3, 1952 – July 7, 2020
Wanda May (Martin) Yoder, 68, of Carmelita Village, Orange Walk, Belize went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2020, in her son's home at Pantego, NC. after battling cancer for two years.
Wanda was born to George and Pearl Martin on April 3, 1952, in Ladysmith, WI.
She married Nevin L Yoder on August 18, 1973. They lived for 16 years at Stone Lake, WI., and were a part of the Northwoods Mennonite Church. In 1989 they moved to Tony, WI., and attended the Shiloh Mennonite Church until they were asked to serve in Carmelita, Belize in 2004. June 25, 2020, they moved to NC. where she died surrounded by her family.
In her youth, she taught 2 years at the Linden Christian School at Sheldon, WI. then went to Mountain View Nursing Home in VA for one year. Her gardens and flowers were a joy to her, and they grew prolifically under her green thumb. Writing was also a talent she possessed, and she authored 3 children's books and many short stories.
But most of all she loved God, serving Him faithfully throughout her life. Wanda filled her role very well, supporting Nevin as he pastored the church in Carmelita. Old and young came to her for a listening ear, admonition, or sympathy.
Wanda is survived by Nevin, her husband of 47 years and 7 children, Sheila (Mike) Reinford of Robbins, NC; Luke (Bonnie) Yoder of Pantego, NC; Heidi (Chuck) Reinford of Eureka, NV; Jewel (Craig) Carter of Sheldon, WI; Ryan (Bridget) Yoder of Grantsville, MD; Emily (Wes) Martin of Sheldon, WI; Grant (Emi) Yoder of Montezuma, GA, and 39 grandchildren. Her mother and 4 brothers and 4 sisters also survive, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Jonathan; 2 grandsons, Jaxson and Hudson; and her father George.
Visitation will be held July 13, 4:30-8:30 PM at the Hope Mennonite Church near Pantego, NC. Funeral service will be at the Union Grove Church of Christ, 10:00 AM, July 14. Internment at the Hope Mennonite Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.
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