Dawn R. Yoder, 76, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2013, at UPMC Hamot Hospital, Erie.
She was born July 3, 1936, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Ernest and Melba Prall Ruby. Dawn was married to Wallace D. Yoder on Aug. 8, 1974; he survives her.
She was a member of Sunnyside Mennonite Church.
Dawn is remembered as a lady who always put others before herself. She loved her gardens.
She is survived, in addition to her husband Wally, of 38 years, by two daughters, Kathi Zimmer of Pittsburgh, and Debra Runkle of Denver, Colo.; and three sons, Jason Gleason of Pittsburgh, Jeff Gleason of Atlanta, Ga., and Randy Yoder of Conneautville; a sister-in-law, Marlene Hough of Harmonsburg; and a brother, William Ruby of Florida. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Darcy Luby, Dianna Dahl, Jessica Heeringa, Zachary Zimmer, Justin Runkle, Jolene Yoder, Charlene Proctor, Christine Palmer and Justine Hagge. Also surviving Dawn are four great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Kim and Stephanie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Doug Ruby.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, with Russ Richardson, pastor, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sunnyside Mennonite Church, 12981 Foust Road Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316.
Mrs. Yoder’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.
Please sign the guest book at hatheway-tedesco.com.