As a testament to her hard work and dedication, Ms. Yoder was granted the Silver Poet Award by the World of Poetry in 1986 and named a Jennings Scholar by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation from 1983 to 1984. She was also proud to earn a Master of Education at Frostburg State College in 1974 and a Bachelor of Science at Eastern Mennonite College in 1966, and to become a certified elementary teacher and recreational leader in the state of Ohio. Her achievements were highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who of American Women.
In her down time, Ms. Yoder enjoys studying birds and flowers, doing handcrafts, and crocheting doilies and hot pads. Further, she has remained a sustaining member of The Wilderness Center since 1974 and a supporting member of the German Culture Museum since 1983. Ms. Yoder has also been a lifetime member of the Mennonite Information Center since 1985, and is a longtime member of the Killbuck Valley Museum and the Holmes County Historical Society. Previous memberships include the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the Holmes County Chapter of AAUW, and the Creative Arts Society.