Lydia J. (Yoder) Bender, of Oakland, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in Mountain Rest, SC. Born on April 27, 1933 in Dover, DE, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Mary (Byler) Yoder. She was baptized on her confession of faith in her youth and was a member of Gortner Amish Church. She was a faithful homemaker and enjoyed gardening, birds, flowers, quilting and reading. She had a caring family by whom she will be missed dearly. Lydia is survived by her children, Esther married to Lloyd Beachy of Mountain Rest, SC, Martha Bender of Mount Sterling, KY, Sarah married to Jr. Kauffman of Wytheville, VA, and Henry married to Nancy (Yoder) of Oakland; son-in-law, Calvin Schrock of Oakland; daughter-in-law, Rachel (Beachy) Bender of Bedford, PA; 21 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; a brother, Daniel married to Lois (Beachy) of Charlotte, NC; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lydia was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Albert C. Bender; a son, Paul Bender; a daughter, Irene Schrock; three sisters, Saloma Bender, Mattie Stoltzfus, Mary Nissley; two brothers, Alton Yoder and William Yoder. Family and friends will be received at the Gortner Amish Church, 4391 Mason School Road, Oakland on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be held in the church on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10 AM with Bishop Alvin Beachy officiating. Interment will follow in the Gortner Amish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hands of Mercy Hospice, 12019 N. Radio Station Road, Seneca, SC 29678. The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland is honored to serve the Bender Family at this time.
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