He was born June 10, 1924, in Nappanee, Ind., to Cephas and Bernice Weldy Yoder. Jay was a 1943 graduate of Eastern Mennonite High School. He married Marilyn Alexander in Elkhart, Ind. She preceded him in death on March 2, 2005.
Jay was a lifetime area resident, he had worked in the RV Industry and retired from farming. He was a member of Milford Chapel.
Mr. Yoder is survived by five children: Paul Yoder, Nappanee, Ind.; Sue (George) Sprague, New Paris; Lamar (Betty) Yoder, Fort Wayne; Valeta Yoder, Nappanee; and Victor (Carrie) Yoder, South Bend, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister: Helen Gochnauer, Gorin, MO; and a brother, Allen (Lynn) Yoder, Clemmons, N.C.
Family and friends may call at Milford Chapel, Milford, Ind., from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Milford Chapel. Pastors Menno Yoder, Joe Yoder and Wayne Schrock will officiate and burial will follow in Baintertown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greencroft Foundation.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.