Juanita V. Imler Yoder, 86, a former resident of Washington Township and more recently of Valparaiso, went to be with her Lord, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in the emergency room at the Porter County Hospital in Portage. Although she had been in declining health, her death was unexpected.
Mrs. Yoder was born in Fort Wayne May 12, 1924, a daughter of Clarence A. and Velma (Johnson) Seslar, and spent her formative years there. She was married in 1946 to Glenn E. Imler, and lived much of her adult life in Whitley County. He preceded her in death in 1972. She was then married in 1974 to Harold Yoder, who preceded her in death in 1994.
Juanita was known as a prayer warrior, and loved and cherished her family.
The surviving relatives include her daughters Darlene (Wayne) Creech of Albion, Carol (Phillip) Hatfield of Lake Station, Janet (Dan) Castle of McKee, Ky. and Alice (Wayne) Troutman of Salt Lake City. There are 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Seslar; and a sister, Ruth Keller.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Paul D. White, pastor of Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home or one hour prior to the service Saturday morning. Interment will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Waynedale.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Churubusco Church of the Nazarene Frontline Ministries, 1000 W. Whitley St., Churubusco, IN 46723
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Yoderâ€™s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.