NAME: Dingman, Vesta Golda (m. 1h Charles Vit, 2h Amzie T. Yoder)
OBIT: Daily Freeman-Journal, Webster City IA, 31 Dec 2001
VESTA YODER, 92, WEBSTER CITY
Vesta Yoder, 92, Webster City, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 at Hamilton Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Faith United Medthodist Church with Rev. Brian Carter and Cindi O'Brien, Asbury ministry assistant, officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Foster Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and prior to the services at the church.
Vesta Goldie Dingman, daughter of George and Louie Crane Dingman, was born Dec. 24, 1909 on a Webster County farm near Homer and went to country school there and later near Lehigh. She then attended Webster City High School. She worked as an operator for the telephone company in Webster City and later moved to Fort Dodge and then to Batavia, NY where she met her late husband, Amzie Yoder. The couple was married on Nov. 29, 1939 in Ames. They resided in Fort Dodge for several years. In 1947, they started farming near Alden. In 1953, they moved to a farm near Dows and in 1959, to a farm east of Woolstock. The couple moved to the Southfield Wellness Community in Septermber of 2000. Vesta continued to reside there after the death of Amzie in March 2001.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Sanford (Sandy) and Suzanne Yoder of Bettendorf; four grandchildren, Ian and Barb Yoder, Princeton, Patrick, David, and Brandon Yoder of Bettendorf; sisters, Norma Farrell, Spirit Lake, and Ferdelle Wood of Des Moines; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Amzie, sisters Ida Blankenship and Alma Rhodes Townsend; brothers, Floyd, Harold, Varick and George W. Dingman.
She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and attended Faith United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Mulberry Center helping Hand Club, B'Neighborly Club and Woolstock American Legion Auxiliary.