Elizabeth M. Yoder, a retired Baltimore County educator whose career spanned five decades, died of heart failure Oct. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 93.
Elizabeth Merle Yoder was born and raised on her family's farm in Long Green.
She was a 1933 graduate of Towson High School and earned her bachelor's degree from the old State Normal School, now Towson University, in 1936.
Miss Yoder taught for 16 years at Upper Falls, Carroll Manor and Loch Raven elementary schools before becoming the first vice principal of Villa Cresta Elementary School in Parkville, which opened in 1952.