May 2, 1930-Dec. 3, 2016

UTICA — Emma M. (Yoder) Eash, 86, of Utica, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Licking Memorial Hospital from health complications and pneumonia.

She was born May 2, 1930, in LaGrange, Ind., to the late Monroe J. and Emma (Schlabach) Yoder. She married Mahlon D. Eash on March 24, 1949, Mahlon died Dec. 13, 2011.

She was a member of Melita Christian Fellowship Church.

She is survived by seven of her children, Mervin (Esther) Eash of Utica, Duane (Nancy) Eash of Gambier, Lorene (Dan) Hochstetler of Utica, LaVerne (Sara Kay) Eash of Gambier, Floyd (Linda) Eash of Utica, Mahlon Jr. (Erma) Eash of Gambier, Ernie (Janice) Eash of Utica; daughter-in-law, Wanda Eash of Romney, W.Va.; son-in-law Paul Miller of Austin, Texas; 37 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth (Jerry) Mast, and brother, Monroe Jr. (Susan) Yoder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mahlon Eash; son, Dennis Eash; daughters, Marietta Eash, Karen (Eash) Miller; two brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call Sunday, from 4-8 p.m., and Monday, from 6-8 p.m., at Melita Fellowship Church, 9956 Camp Ohio Road, Utica.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., at Melita Christian Fellowship Church with Alan Byler and Dave Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Melita Cemetery.

To sign an online guest book, please visit

Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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