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Florence Yoder

February 22, 1919 — February 26, 2015

Florence Margaret Shea Yoder, 96, of Louisiana Avenue, died Thursday morning, February 26, 2015, at . . .

Mrs. Yoder was born February 22, 1919, in Houghton, MI, the daughter of S. Robert Shea and Florence Shea. She grew up in Houghton and attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI.

In 1939 she married George M. Yoder, and the couple relocated to Iowa City, IA. George's work subsequently took them to Dayton, OH in 1940; to Falls Church, VA in 1947; and to Fairborn, OH in 1966. While living in Fairborn Mrs. Yoder completed her bachelor's degree at Wright State University and taught at a middle school. In 1988 she and George moved to Oak Ridge, TN.

Throughout the years, she showed a love for music, giving piano lessons to many of the neighborhood children in Virginia. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and needlework. She enjoyed travel as well, visiting among other places eastern Canada, Iceland, and Alaska. She was a member of St. Mary's . . .

Mrs. Yoder is survived by three sons George R. Yoder (Kathy) of Accokeek, MD, Robert Yoder of Oak Ridge, TN. and Paul J. Yoder (Aida) of Port Chester, NY. four grandchildren Stephen, Anne, Katie and Becky Yoder.
Visitation with the family will be 6-8 PM Wednesday March 04 at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home
Funeral Mass will be conducted Thursday March 05 at 11AM at St. Mary Catholic Church with interment to follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

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