HOWARD — Clara J. Troyer, 87, of 29240 Brush Run Road, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at her residence after a period of declining health.
She was born May 13, 1924, in Holmes County to the late John E. and Maryann (Miller) Yoder. On Feb. 18, 1943, she married Andrew D. Yoder, who preceded her in death on June 27, 1963. She was a member of the Old Order Amish.
She is survived by her children, Mary (Dan) Hostetler of Conewango Valley, N.Y., Ella (John) Hershberger and grandson, Andy (Betty) Hershberger, both of the home, Henry (Mattie) Troyer of Bellville, Eli (Katie) Troyer of Walhonding, Clara (Mosie) Hostetler of Conewango Valley, N.Y., David (Fannie) Troyer of Hillsboro, John (Elizabeth) Troyer, Andy (Edna) Troyer, and Alvin (Mary) Troyer, all of Howard; two sisters; Dora (Alfred) Miller of Apple Creek and Ella (Noah) Yoder of Howard; a brother, Eli (Suzanne) Yoder of Orrville, 67 grandchildren; and 196 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. at the residence, 29240 Brush Run Road, Howard, OH 43028, with Bishop Dan Raber officiating. Burial will follow in Raber Cemetery in Big Prairie. The Fischer Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit http://www.fischerfuneralhome.com.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.