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Leona (Yutzy) Hostetler

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Hostetler Leona (Yutzy) Hostetler, age 74, of Plain City, passed away Thursday afternoon at her home surrounded by her loving family. Leona was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 26, 1942 to Vernon E. Yutzy and Minerva (WHITMER) Yutzy. She was married to Philip Hostetler for over 50 years with whom she had three children, Elaine Hostetler Grand, Ron Hostetler and Don Hostetler. After her marriage to Philip, Leona worked for years to support the family farm with her tireless and irrepressible work ethic while raising three young children. She also worked for 30 years at Dutch Kitchen as a server and assistant manager. She was a member of Sharon Mennonite Church. Among many other things, Leona is remembered for her quiet and humble spirit, her unforgettable laugh, and her loyalty and love of her family. She is preceded in death by her parents Vernon E. and Minerva Yutzy, and brothers Lester and Chester Yutzy. She is also predeceased by her son Ron Hostetler, who died at the age of 15. In addition to her sister, Martha (Abe) Beachy, brother, Dan (Edith) Yutzy, Leona is survived by her husband, Philip; her daughter, Elaine (Michel) Grand; and her son, Don (Michelle) Hostetler. Leona is survived by five grandchildren, Mary (Barrett) Grand Wilson, Philippe Grand, Veronique Grand, Eleanor Hostetler and Grant Hostetler. Calling hours will be held at Sharon Mennonite Church, 7675 Amity Pike, Plain City, on Sunday, June 11 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. On Monday, June 12, the graveside service will be held at Shiloh Mennonite Church, (7521 Woods and West Avenue, London, Ohio at 9 a.m. The memorial service will take place at Sharon Mennonite Church at 11 a.m. Visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to leave a message or share a special memory.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 10, 2017
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