Phyllis (Kaye) Yoder, 79 of Edinburg passed away at 5:25pm on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on April 20, 1937 in Boody, the daughter of Dale and Violet Pistorius Bliler. She married Howard M. Yoder on November 22, 1958 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Kaye graduated from St. John’s School of Nursing and worked as an RN prior to raising her children and farming with her husband. She was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church and was an avid gardener, amazing cook, an animal lover, and enjoyed being a fan of the Illini. Most of all, she loved caring for and spending time with her family, who will greatly miss her.
Along with her husband Howard, Kaye is survived by her children: Teresa (Kirt Laymon) Brockelsby of Edinburg; John (Sherry) Yoder of Blue Mound; Jeff (Kelly) Yoder of Edinburg; Paul (Dr. Angela) Yoder of Charleston; 10 grandchildren: Katie Brockelsby, Garrett Brockelsby, Aarika (B.J.) May, Julie Yoder, Dr. Monica (Kyle) Ryan, Kyle Yoder, Brian Yoder, Adam Yoder, Ella Yoder, Zachary Yoder; two great grandchildren: Jackson and Hannah May; sister-in-law: Elaine Bliler; and several nieces and nephews.
Kaye was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son: James Robert Yoder; her brother: Dr. Marion Bliler, and one son-in-law: Danny Brockelsby.
A funeral service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Taylorville First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will follow at Grove City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7pm Tuesday at McClure Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in her memory to: First United Methodist Church, or the American Cancer Society.
McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Memories of Kaye or condolences to her family may be shared at: www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.