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Yoder, Mary Jean (1939-1964)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1964 Jun 18 p. 3

Birth date: 1939

text of obituary:

Medical Graduate Fatally Injured In Highway Accident

Goshen, Ind. — A highway accident near here Saturday evening claimed the life of Dr. Mary Jean Yoder, 25, a June 8 graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, and injured her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Yoder and a sister, Ruth E. Yoder, 16.

Dr. Yoder was to be married here June 27 to R. Wayne Clemens, executive coordinator of Mennonite Disaster Service, Akron, Pa. She had planned to take her internship at Bethlehem, Pa.

The fatal accident occurred about four miles east of Goshen. The family was en route to their home in Middlebury in Miss Yoder's Volkswagen, and when another auto approached from a side road, she apparently thought it was going to pull out in front of her. She swerved and the light car went out of control and overturn. Miss Yoder died three hours later at Goshen Hospital.

Her father, who practices medicine at Middlebury, suffered an arm fracture and other injuries. Mrs. Yoder sustained a fractured spine, and Ruth Yoder received a fractured elbow and severe lacerations.

Dr. Mary Jean Yoder was born in Madhya Pradesh, India where her parents were serving as missionaries. She was a graduate of Bethany High School and of Goshen College, and was a member of the College Mennonite Church, where the funeral services were to be held Tuesday afternoon.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Apr 14 p. 7

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