Middlebury — Harriett Elizabeth Yoder, 98, passed away at home at 2:23 p.m. Friday after suffering a stroke on the morning of August 18.
She was born in Middlebury on Sept. 30, 1914, the daughter of Harold and Bertha (Gentzler) Hoover.
She worked at the First State Bank her entire working career.
Harriett was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church in Middlebury, where she was active in various ladies’ circles, the church choir, and served as the junior Sunday school superintendent.
She loved life, cooking, entertaining, traveling, reading, flowers and she loved people. She was active and stayed in her home until her recent stroke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlon Jay Yoder, who was killed in battle on April 16, 1945 in Northern Italy, and by her brother, Charles William Hoover.
She is survived by her son, Charles, of Middlebury, with whom she lived.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Middlebury. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at the church.
Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorial donations may be made to the Middlebury United Methodist Church.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is handling arrangements for the family.