Goshen News, Goshen, IN


August 19, 2013

April Heather Yoder

March 1, 1991-Aug. 16, 2013

BOURBON — April Heather Yoder, 22, was tragically killed in a car accident Friday near Loudonville, Ohio.

April was born in Belize City, Belize, March 1, 1991, to Steven and Jennifer Yoder, who now live in Bourbon.

She was called home to be with Jesus as she was travelling to visit her boyfriend, Justin Hershberger, of Sugarcreek, Ohio.

April attended Zion Mennonite Church, Etna Green.

April loved playing volleyball, traveling and shopping. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and her positive outlook on life.

April spent some of her childhood years in Belize, Central America. She also lived with her family in Oregon and Texas.

She was currently employed at Steak and Shake in Warsaw.

April was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Horace Hulse; her paternal grandmother, Alice Yoder; and her niece, Amani Cross.

April will be greatly missed by her parents, Steven and Jennifer Yoder; her devoted boyfriend, Justin Hershberger; her four brothers, Gordon Yoder, Stevie (Heather) Yoder of Goshen, Micah Yoder and Theodore Yoder; and her seven sisters, Teresa Yoder, Warsaw, Eden (Randall) Mast of Nappanee, Hannah (Matt) Yoder of Harrison, Ark., Heidi (Jaymi) Cross of Middlebury, Brittney Yoder, Brianna Yoder and Esther Yoder.

Also surviving are nephew, Aiden Yoder; nieces, Adore Yoder and Sapphire Yoder; her grandfather, Steve L. Yoder; and her grandmother, Inez Hulse.

She will also be greatly missed by her adopted family, Marlene Miller, Julio Palos, Evelyn Zehr, Latasha Zimmerman, Anna Smucker, her extended family and her many friends.

Family and friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 Ind. 4, Goshen, where a funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, is handling arrangements. To leave an online message of condolence for the family, visit tlyfh.com.

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