Melvin L. Yoder, 82, of Arthur, passed away at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at The Arthur Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Pleasant View Church, Arcola, IL. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, and on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Mel was born on November 17, 1936 in Arthur, IL, the son of Levi D and Elizabeth (Hochstedler) Yoder. He married Rosa Mae Beachy on October 23, 1958 in Arthur, IL.
He is survived by his wife Rosa of 60 years, six children, Wesley (Wilma) Yoder, Mary Beth (Rick) Hostetler, all of Arthur, IL, Bill (Ruth) Yoder of Sarasota, FL, Phil (Sheryl) Yoder of Harrison, AR, Cindy (Phil) Kauffman of Bee Branch, AR, and Gloria (Moises) Guadron of Valparaiso, IN, twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Joe (Rebecca) Yoder of Goshen, IN, Andrew (Viola) Yoder of Auburn, KY, and Henry (Fern) Yoder of Middlebury, IN, two sisters, Mattie (Ezra) Miller of Kalona, IA, and Fannie (Allen) Miller of Shipshewanna, IN, two brothers-in-law, Jonas Herschberger and Freeman (Bertha) Beachy, and one sister-in-law, Mary (Lester) Miller, all of Arthur, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Edna Herschberger, and a stillborn sister.
Mel was a faithful member of Pleasant View Church.
Mel and Rosa owned and operated Yoder Cabinets and MelRose Quilts for many years.