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Obituary for Edna YANTZI (Zehr)

YANTZI, Edna, 86, of Tavistock passed away at her residence on Friday November 3, 2023 with family by her side.

She was born in South Easthope Township, Perth County on January 6, 1937, a daughter of the late Ezra and Annie (Roth) Zehr.
She was a member of Grace Mennonite Church and had been a nurses’ aid at the Maples Home for Seniors in Tavistock.

She married Arthur Yantzi on May 15, 1964. He predeceased her on October 1, 2019.

Edna is survived by four children; Diane, Gwen, Donald, Marilyn Yantzi; one sister, Lorraine Schultz (Melvin); one brother, Irvin Zehr (Ruth Craig); three sisters-in-law, Katie Zehr, Marie Zehr, Elma Yantzi.

She was predeceased by brothers, Melvin Zehr and Daniel Zehr; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Oliver and Ada Yantzi, William and Vera Yantzi, Lucinda Yantzi, Omer and Marie Yantzi, Andrew and Doris Yantzi, Elmer Yantzi, Nelson and Ruth Yantzi, Marie Yantzi, Velma and Maurice Witzel.

Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock on Sunday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral service will be held in the East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th Line on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 2:30pm. Interment in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, 16th Line.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Christian Aid Ministries Canada or Tavistock Community Health Inc. would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431. Personal condolences can be posted at