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Mary Francis (Yoder) Mickle

Posted: Thu 9:02 AM, Oct 17, 2013
Funeral Home: Ellis Funeral Home
February 26, 1926 - October 11, 2013




Mary Francis (Yoder) Mickle passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 in Midland. Services will be held for Mary at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 19, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Midland.




She was born on February 26, 1926 in Snyder, Scurry Co., Texas to Dennis P. Yoder and Pearl Fay (Bertran) Yoder, the last of nine children. She graduated from Snyder High School on May 21, 1943.




Mary married future physician Edwin Rogers Mickle July 2, 1948 in the University Methodist Church in Austin. She worked and helped put Ed through medical school with Ed graduating in 1952. Ed told Mary he married her for her money, but her beauty was an added benefit. Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Midland.




Mary is preceded in death by both of her parents, Dennis Percival, aka "D. P." Yoder (1879-1942) and Pearl Fay (Bertram) Yoder (1885-1975); four brothers, Theodore Oron Yoder (1905-1998), Hal Dennis Yoder (1909-1998), Fred Allen Yoder (1912-2010), and Lyman James Yoder (1921-1987); three sisters, Margaret Catherine Yoder Clark (1907-1970), Ruth Marie Yoder von der Hoff Ackers (1914-2005), and Virginia Pearl Yoder Johnson (1918-2012); and one daughter, Virginia Sue Mickle (1958-2011).




Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Edwin Rogers Mickle, MD; her sister, Genevieve Angela Yoder Pope and husband Rev. William "Bill" Pope of Maryville, Tenn,; and many nieces and nephews.




On line condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com

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