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Hubert Owen Yoder

YODER-Hubert obit

Hubert Owen Yoder, 97, of DeGraff and formerly of West Liberty, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 10:27 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at The OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born in West Liberty on Sept. 30, 1915, to the late Elbe and Zella Wirick Yoder. He married his first wife, Luella Schultz, in 1942, and she preceded him in death in 1945. He also was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Brendon Niehoff; a sister, Lois Bratka; and a brother, Chalmer “Chap” Yoder.

On Jan. 6, 1951, he married the former Mary Florence Coles and she survives, along with his three daughters, Vicki (Ralph) Headings of DeGraff, Debbie (Steve) Andersen of Dallas and Gloria (Chris) Brown of Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Andrew (Janice) Headings of Michigan, Sarah (Nic) Paul, Chad (Lauren) Andersen, Heather (Paul) Niehoff and Ryan (Rachel) Andersen, all of Texas, Tim (Meredith) Andersen of Colorado, Rachel (Todd) Carpenter and Kevin (Chelsea) Brown, both of Michigan; 13 great-grandchildren; three nieces, Ann Bratka of West Liberty, Donna Lou Bratka-Erwin of Urbana, Flora Kay Martin of Maryland; and a nephew, Hon. Dan Bratka of West Liberty.

Hubert worked as a rural mail carrier for 23 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Grace Chapel Church in West Liberty.

He served as secretary to the Central and Executive Committee for the Logan County Elections Board and as county director of Youth for Christ for several years.

He was an avid OSU and Cincinnati Reds fan, who loved his family and especially his wife.

Pastors Josh Gelatt, Dave Dernlan and Jeff Mixon officiate a funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Chapel, West Liberty, where visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contribution may be to Grace Chapel.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, where condolences may be expressed at


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