Ruth Yoder

Ruth Yoder

Saturday, March 18th, 1933 Friday, April 12th, 2019

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Obituary for Ruth A. Yoder (Zimmerman)

Ruth A. Yoder, 86, of Lancaster, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 12th, 2019. She was born on March 18, 1933 in Manheim, PA, to Grace (Bucher), and Harry Zimmerman.

Ruth loved classical music, playing piano and singing, and cooking her favorite dishes for family and friends. She also enjoyed the company of any dog or cat, and she loved snuggling with babies and being in the presence of toddlers and young children.

Ruth is survived by her three children: Miles Yoder married to Dawnell (Miller), Karen Hartz married to Owen, Jim Yoder married to Gina (Groff), and her 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grand children. She is also survived by her siblings: Harry Zimmerman married to Waneta, Earl Zimmerman, married to JoAnn, Mark Zimmerman married to Karene, and Levi Zimmerman married to Heidi.

The family would like to thank the Mennonite Home for caring for Ruth over the past number of years, and for providing excellent care and support to our family.

A visitation with family will be held from 9:30 to 10:45am on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, 333 Delp Road, Lancaster 17601, with an 11:00 service of celebration immediately following. In lieu of flowers, we request memorial donations in Ruth's honor, be sent to The Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike Lancaster, 17601, to support their benevolent fund. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Blossom Hill Mennonite Church
    333 Delp Rd.
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    Saturday, May 11th, 2019
    9:30am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Blossom Hill Mennonite Church
    333 Delp Rd.
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    Saturday, May 11th, 2019
  • Interment

    Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery
    Lincoln Hwy & Greenfield Rd.
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Mildred Kolp

Dear Ruth's family, I worked with Ruth at Willow Valley Assisted Living. We worked together at WV Lakeside and then Meadow Ridge. She was a great lady and friend. She was very energetic and consciousous about her work. I miss her. She's at peace now.
Comment | Posted at 06:48pm via Condolence


Please accept my condolences for the passing of your dear loved one. When someone we love dies, the heartache and grief can be great. I hope that you can be comforted knowing that God cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter chapter 5 vs 7) "He is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34 vs 18) May you find comfort and relief during this grievous time, as you cherish the precious memories of Ruth.
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