Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

Lois Lucille Yoder, 86, of Chillicothe died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

Born on Jan. 31, 1926, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Lester and Mary Wright Leak, she married Wilbur Lee Yoder on April 31, 1949, in Puggett, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1987.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Luethje; and a brother, Robert Leak.

Survivors include a daughter, Janel (Keith) Ehnle of Princeville; son, Janar “Swede” Yoder; and stepdaughter, Jackie (Don) Miller of Chillicothe; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sylvia Lou Driskell of California; and a sister-in-law, Sally Leak of Florida.

She was a longtime resident of Chillicothe.

Cremation has been accorded. She had requested no visitation. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials made be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate at 530 NE Glen Oak, Peoria, IL 61637.

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be submitted through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.