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Yoder family of 13

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Lori Yoder, 17, hangs laundry on a rack downstairs in her family’s home. The Yoder family rotate household chores among the 11 children. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Vernon Yoder, right, talks with his oldest son, Theron, 14, about work to be done around their home with the skid steer Friday on the Yoder property. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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The Yoder family settles into home with graham crackers and milk after school at the Craig Mennonite Church. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Lois Yoder sews a dress for one of her daughters Thursday at her home. Lois sews most of the clothing her family wears. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Sheila Yoder, 16, prepares supper for her family Thursday in their kitchen. She said that she, her older sister and her mother all take turns cooking their meals for the family of 13. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Darlene Yoder, 3, and her sister, Judy, 5, paint in a coloring book Friday in their living room. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Lois Yoder holds the newest member of her large family, Amy Nicole, born Feb. 15 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. Lois has had 11 children in 17 years. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Melvin Yoder gives his sister Tonya, 11 months, a blanket ride through the living room of their home. The blanket ride is part of Tonya’s therapy to increase her core strength and coordination because she was born with Down syndrome. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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The Yoder family poses for a family portrait Thursday in their living room. Top row, from left, are Bradley, 13, Theron, 14, Tonya, 11 months, Vernon, 45, Lois, 41, Amy, 2 weeks, Sheila, 16, and Lori, 17. In the front row are Melvin, 11, Jeffrey, 9, Wesley, 6, Judy, 5, and Darlene, 3. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Lois Yoder holds the newest member of her large family, Amy Nicole, born Feb. 15 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. Lois has had 11 children in 17 years. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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