Ted Steven Yoder passed away at North Kansas City Hospital on the evening of July 25,
2023 at the age of 62. Looking over him were his four children.
For years he had been battling multiple medical diagnoses simultaneously; Stage 4
kidney failure and cirrhosis of the liver. While visiting the ER at North Kanas City Hospital, he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, ultimately leading to his passing.
Ted is survived by his children, Philip (Carrie) of Gladstone, Deborah (Kevin) of Kansas
City, Amanda of Centerview, and Thomas of Kansas City, and his former wife Sheree, of
Kansas City. His brother John (Tinette) and his sister Vicky (Dale) both of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his four grand daughters Macayla, Allison, Anastasia, and Hazel.
He is preceded in death by his father, Myron Yoder and mother, Henrietta Yoder, and
sister Janet, all of Houston, Texas.
Ted was born on June 6, 1961 in Whitehall, Ohio to Myron and Henrietta Yoder. He went back to school later in his life and graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 with a degree in Church Music. He married Sheree, his college
sweetheart in 1983. Ted devoted over 20 years to being a music minister; splitting that tenure between First Calvary Baptist Church and Gashland Baptist Church.
He held a variety of different roles in his long working career. Music Typesetter for Tempo Music, Minister of Music at First Calvary Baptist Church & Gashland Baptist Church, Church Administrator at First Calvary Baptist Church, and for a brief time he was a city mail carrier for the United States Postal Service.
To his children and grandchildren he passed along his love and appreciation for all types of music. He also never missed an opportunity to share nuggets of music trivia with them. Ted never met an instrument he couldn’t play, but excelled at trombone, bass
guitar, and accordion. He joked that on every birthday he turned 39 again.
A celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday, August 12th with visitation at 10AM and service at 11AM. Service and visitation will be held at Hope Church 4800 NW 88th Street, Kansas City, MO 64154. In lieu of flowers, our family is requesting that donations be made to Hope Church or an organization like the National Kidney Foundation.