WAGENER, SC – FRIEDA ANN (MISHLER) YODER was born on April 4, 1951 in Sarasota, FL to John and Dema (Chupp) Mishler. On October 28, 2014, she went quietly and peacefully into the presence of Jesus whom she loved with a focused intensity. Frieda was the embodiment of fire and grace and she lived her life with integrity, enjoying the moments deeply while keeping an eye on the eternal. Dedicated to her family, she also took time for a myriad of people; friends as well as strangers. Her passing, though glorious for her, is an inestimable loss to us all.
Shortly after her marriage in 1970, she moved with her husband to El Dorado, Arkansas. It was there, in 1971 that she obtained her LPN training at Oil Belt Vocational School and worked most of her adult life in home health care. She was a loving and resourceful caregiver, unafraid of getting involved in the lives of the people for whom she cared.
Frieda and Clint lived in Arkansas for short periods of time on two separate occasions before settling in Delaware in 1976. There, Frieda served as a pastor’s wife, first at Cannon Mennonite Church for 28 years, then at Tressler Mennonite Church for two more years before she and Clint moved to South Carolina in October of 2011. As a young girl, she spent six years of her life in the hills of Kentucky, and the people there and her memories gave her a deep love for the south. She loved the people, the culture and the beauty that is so common to the area that she and Clint have called home for the last three years. There, closer to her children and their families, she lived out her most treasured role, that of being “Mimi” to her four beloved grandchildren, Juliana and Steven Egge and Hannah and Clinty Yoder.
She is survived by her loving husband, Clinton Yoder, Wagener, SC; her daughter, Shana (Doug) Egge, of Pacolet, SC; her son, Clinton (Susan) Yoder, of Lexington, SC and the four grandchildren. Also surviving are her parents, John and Dema Mishler, of Greenwood, DE; two sisters, Fern Elaine (Duane) Miller and Elvida (Curtis) Yoder, both of Milford, DE; five nieces and two nephews. She will also be deeply missed by Clinton’s family.
Frieda came to know Jesus as her personal Savior as a young girl. Currently, she was a member of Dayspring Community Church in Salley, SC. She and Clint also have had a lot of interaction with the New Holland Mennonite Church, in New Holland, SC, where there will be calling hours Thursday evening from six until eight o’clock. There will also be calling hours in Delaware at Greenwood Mennonite Church Saturday evening from six until half past eight o’clock. There will be a private burial at Greenwood Mennonite Church Cemetery in Greenwood, DE, followed by a public service Sunday afternoon at three o’clock at Greenwood Mennonite School.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to New Holland Mennonite School, 2539 Old 96 Indian Trail, Batesburg, SC 29006.
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