Dorothy Louise Wilson Yoder
1926 - 2021
BORN
1926
DIED
2021

BEAVERCREEK — Dorothy Louise Wilson Yoder: January 20, 1926 - August 4, 2021. Dorothy, age 95 was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Charles and Luella Wilson. During her long life, she resided in Indiana, Hawaii, Texas, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Ohio, Nevada, and Arizona. She lived for many years in Beavercreek, Ohio until 1996 when she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Yoder. Her most recent residency was Las Vegas, Nevada. She passed away in an assisted living facility in Surprise, Arizona with her daughter Lindi Lloyd by her side. The family wishes to especially thank Felicia who took such good care of her. Dorothy became a medical technologist in 1947. She worked in that profession until 1957 when she became a full-time homemaker after the birth of her third child. During her years as a homemaker, she wrote plays, short stories, and a novel. When her youngest child started school, she decided to get her teaching certificate so she could be home with her children in the summer. She taught fourth grade in Xenia, Ohio at McKinley Elementary School for 20 years. She was a charter member of Kirkmont Presbyterian Church in Beavercreek, Ohio, where she started a preschool with her friend Jodie Ogden. Dorothy is survived by her 5 children, Lani Kotchka (Greg Smith), Lindi Lloyd (Rick), Jan Yoder (Joseph Hadlock), Jack Yoder (Linda), and Marybeth Smolinski (deceased, Jan). She had 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren (and still counting). Dorothy had one sister, Marilyn Jeanne Wilson Feichter, who predeceased her, and she had numerous nieces and nephews. One of her favorite sayings was "everything in moderation." She enriched all those she touched. We are all continuations of her and the work she began. She was much loved. A celebration of life service will be held on October 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 1515 West Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89102.


Published by Greene County Dailies from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
9
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m.
Grace Presbyterian Church
1515 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
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Over the recent years I have "Googled" Dottie's name, just wondering about her... where was she, how was she doing? I did tonight and found this, her obituary. Dottie was kind, generous, loving, and understanding toward me during the years we taught 4th grade together in Xenia. I cherished her friendship. I learned much from her. She helped me in so many ways as a fellow teacher, but more importantly as a loving friend. It was at her home that I heard sad news about my mom in NY... I had moved in Beavercreek and did not have a phone yet so I went to Jack and Dottie's house to call home. She assisted in my marriage ceremony when my pastor refused to officiate my wedding because I was divorced. Her pastor performed the ceremony. She and Jack came to Cleveland to attend my husband's law school graduation party. I looked forward to her annual Christmas card. I loved her. Great is her reward in Heaven. Hello to her wonderful family. Joyce
Joyce Thomas Illner
Friend
November 14, 2021
Our neighbors. We had good times together. So sorry for your loss of this wonderful loving person.
Ronald Todd
Friend
September 19, 2021
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