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Rev. Francis P. Yarlett
CARLISLE - The Rev. Francis P. Yarlett, 78, of 200 "D" Street, Carlisle, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Carlisle, he was the son of the late Herman and Arminta (Woods) Yarlett. His wife of 57 years, Clara (Gannan) Yarlett, survives. Also surviving are: two sons, James L. Yarlett and David P. Yarlett, both of Carlisle; a sister, Hazel Lehman, Newville; two brothers, Richard Yarlett, Plainfield and Lester Yarlett, Mechanicsburg; five granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandsons; two step-great-grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a retired minister of 30 years with the United Methodist Church, having served churches in Doylesburg, East Waterford, Reedsville, Mackeyville and Port Royal. He also attended the Waggoners United Methodist Church, Carlisle. He was a member of the Cumberland Star Lodge 197 F&AM; St. John's Royal Arch Chapter 171; St. John's Commandery 8 Knights Templer; and St. John's Council 5. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Waggoners United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tim Funk officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township. Friends may call from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, where masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Waggoners United Methodist Church, 1055 Longs Gap Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

B. Ivan Yeater
MCCLURE - B. Ivan Yeater, 69, of 21 Snook Rd., McClure, died at 3:12 p.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 23, 1930, in Alfarata, he was a son of the late Burton W. and Celia (Howell) Yeater. Surviving are: sisters, Henrietta Bressler, Spring Mills, Marian Long, Alfarata, Mrs. Richard (Darlene) Wertz, 80 Central Ave., Lewistown, and Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) North, Lewistown. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Betty, and a brother, Jesse E. Yeater. He was employed at the Lewistown State Store, retiring in 1985. Prior to that he worked at the Arrow Division of Cluett-Peabody and Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata, and the Brooklyn Hose Co. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundell officiating. Interment will be in Alfarata Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata Rd., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ethylene M. Yetter
MIFFLINTOWN - Ethylene M. Yetter, 76, of the Brookline Manor and Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 6:01 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 6, 1924, in Mifflintown, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Martha Jane (Singer) Yetter. She is survived by sisters and brother, Mary J. Yetter and Clinton G. Yetter, both of Mifflintown, and Betty L. Reynolds, Brookline Manor & Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1; two nieces and seven great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd S. Yetter. She was a 1941 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. In earlier life, she had worked at Renninger's Textiles and Lyons Fashions, both of Mifflintown and she retired on disability from Lewistown Sports Wear. She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster United Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Jack T. Yetter
BURNHAM - Jack T. Yetter, 65, of 516 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 13, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center. Born Nov. 14, 1933, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Charles T. and Florence (Sausman) Yetter. His wife, Phyllis (Riden) Yetter, whom he married Jan. 7, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jack D. Yetter, 42 Lewland Circle, Lewistown, Randy S. Yetter, Selinsgrove, Kevin D. Yetter, Scenic Drive, Lewistown, Marty S. Yetter, Fourth Street, Burnham, and Jodi S. Yetter, at home; sisters and brother, Betty Bearley, Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, Beverly Fisher, Highland Ave., Lewistown, Patricia Bloom, Montgomery Ave., Lewistown, and James Yetter, Texas; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Yetter and two infant sisters, Jeanie and Nancy Lee Yetter. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a machinist for Standard Steel for 29 years, retiring on disability in 1990. He was a member of the Woodcarvers Club. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D., Altoona, PA 16601.

Jessie H. Yetter
BEAVERTOWN - Jessie H. Yetter, 93, of Beavertown, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, April 23, 1999, at Evangelical Community Hospital. Born Feb. 23, 1906, in Blain, she was a daughter of the late John and Theodosia (Martin) Geedey. In 1921, she married Lloyd J. Yetter, who died in 1981. Surviving are: children, Mae Y. Bingman, Marvin E. Yetter and Don L. Yetter, all of Beavertown; a sister, Esther Foltz, Lewistown; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Brown, and six brothers, John "Art", Cloyd, Blair, Paul, Harry and Glen Geedey. She was a member of the Beavertown congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Funeral services were held Monday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, with speaker Greg Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Beavertown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Beavertown, PA 17813.

Marvin E. 'Monk' Yetter
BEAVERTOWN - Marvin E. "Monk" Yetter, 72, of 210 Hetrick Road, Beavertown, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday March 31, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital. Lewisburg. Born May 13, 1927, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Jessie (Geedy) Yetter. His wife, Patricia Snook, whom he married Oct. 6, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Camala A. Sholley, Beavertown RR1; a sister and brother, Mae Y. Bingman and Don L. Yetter, both of Beavertown; and two grandchildren. He served in the United States Army in Germany. He was part-owner and operator of the former Yetter's Chevrolet from 1949 to 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR Racing and spending time with his grandchildren. He attended St. Paul's UCC Church, Beavertown and he was a member of Heiser-Hoffman VFW Post No. 5640, Paxtonville, and of Beaver Oaks Hunting Camp, Beavertown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's UCC Church, West Walnut Street, Beavertown with the Rev. George Henry and the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's UCC Church, Walnut Street, Beavertown, Pa. 17813. Aurand Funeral Home, Beavertown is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel H.Yetter
LEWISTOWN - Samuel H. Yetter, 59, of 78 Creek Crossing Road, Lewistown, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital. Born June 17, 1939, in Lewistown, he was a son of Harry W. Yetter, Brookline Manor, Mifflintown, and the late Edith (Yoder) Yetter. His wife, Nancy L. (Hartley) Yetter, whom he married June 21, 1961, survives. Also surviving are: children, Marsha L. Cox, Yeagertown, David A. Yetter, Joseph E. Yetter, and Samuel E. Yetter, all of Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Sara Casner and Sandra Yetter, both of McClure, Lola Yetter, Lewistown, and Larry Yetter, East Waterford; two grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. He was a yarn inspector at Avtex Fibers, Lewistown, retiring on disability. He was a member of Maitland Church of the Brethren and TWUA in Lewistown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maitland Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Charles M. Eldridge officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Darwin L. Yocum
MCCLURE - Darwin L. Yocum, 53, of 166 Zanes Lane, McClure, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 11, 2000, at West Penn Hospital, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh. Born Dec. 31, 1946, in Lewistown, he was a son of Jean (Ritter) Yocum of Fairless Hills and the late William F. Yocum. His wife, Donna L. (Speck) Yocum, whom he married June 14, 1969, survives. Also surviving are: children, William F. Yocum, 155 Zanes Lane, McClure, Darry L. Yocum and Jeremey L. Yocum, both at home; sisters, Judy Hoffman, Fairless Hills, and Kathy Hanson, Tolleytown; and three grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed by Krautkramer Branson for 23 years, most recently in the capacity of Instrument Fabrication Supervisor. He attended First Baptist Church and was a member of the McClure American Legion Post 942. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heller- Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jeffrey D. McCleary officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of memorial contributions, family requests all those willing and eligible to consider bone marrow transplantation.

Samuel Allen 'Sammy' Yocum
MIFFLINTOWN - Samuel Allen "Sammy" Yocum, 20 months, of Mifflintown RR1 died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, as a result of a fire at his home. Born Feb. 10, 1998, in Lewistown, he was a son of Christopher A. Yocum of Mifflintown RR1 and the late Susan A. (Snook) Yocum. Surviving are: paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Yocum, Everett; maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Snook, Lewistown; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Yocum, Mifflintown; paternal great-grandmother, Eleanor Maben, Burnham; and a number of aunts and uncles. His mother, Susan Ann "Susie" Yocum, also died Oct. 20, 1999, as a result of the fire at their home. He was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Carol Snook. The funeral service is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Samuel's Cemetery, McClure, with the Rev. Clark S. Kelsey officiating. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher A. Yocum Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Hoentine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Susan Ann 'Susie' Yocum
MIFFLINTOWN - Susan Ann "Susie" Yocum, 29, of Mifflintown RR1 died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, as a result of a fire at her home. Born Oct. 2, 1970, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Gary L. Snook of 440 S. Juniata St., Lewistown, and the late Carol (White) Snook. Her husband, Christopher A. "Yogi" Yocum, whom she married on Oct. 23, 1993, survives. Also surviving are: sisters and a brother, Heidi Weyant, McClure RR2, Gary L. Snook Jr., Lewistown, and Christie Snook, Lewistown; stepmother, Linda Snook, 440 S. Juniata St., Lewistown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her son, Samuel Allen "Sammy" Yocum, also died Oct. 20, 1999, as a result of the fire at their home. She was a 1988 graduate of Lewistown Area High School and a 1992 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Campus, with a Bachelor of Science in business. She was employed as assistant manager at Sheetz, Inc., Electric Avenue, Lewistown. She was a member of Samuel's United Church of Christ, McClure. The funeral service is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Samuel's Cemetery, McClure, with the Rev. Clark S. Kelsey officiating. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher A. Yocum Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Hoentine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Annie B. Yoder
BELLEVILLE - Annie B. Yoder, 90, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, and formerly of Milroy, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 2, 1909, in Belleville RR, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Sallie (Yoder) Peachey. Her husband, Albert M. Yoder, died May 10, 1980. Surviving are a son, Floyd J. Yoder, Belleville; a sister, Linnie L. Peachey, Belleville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. She was a homemaker, and a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church and the Valley View Haven Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. Max Zook and the Rev. Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m until the time of services Thursday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004, or to Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004. Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Baby Boy Yoder
BELLEVILLE - Baby Boy Yoder was stillborn Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the home of his parents, Korie L. and Annie M. (Swarey) Yoder of 4598 Front Mountain Road, Belleville. Surviving are: brothers and sister, Stephen N. Yoder, David J. Yoder, and Anna M.Yoder, all at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah B. Yoder, Belleville; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Swarey, Allensville. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Whitehall Amish Cemetery, Belleville. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, was in charge of arrangements.

Caroline M. Yoder
MATTAWANA - Caroline M. Yoder, 96, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Mattawana, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at the nursing home. Born Jan. 20, 1904 in Mattawana, she was a daughter of the late David J. and Carrie F. (Setzler) Yoder. Surviving are a brother and sister, Gerald D. Yoder and Myra Kauffman, both of McVeytown RD, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Richard W. Yoder, Donald L. Yoder and Helen Yoder and Mabel Shehan. She was a school teacher for more than 40 years, having taught in several one-room schoolhouses in Bratton, Oliver and Wayne townships. She retired as a second-grade teacher from Mattawana Consolidated School in 1969. She was a member of Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pine Glen Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Glen Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044. Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, is in charge of the arrangements.

Catherine E. Yoder
BELLEVILLE - Catherine E. Yoder, 94, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Maple Grove Road, Belleville, died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Valley View. Born July 6, 1905, in Mill Creek, Star Route, she was the daughter of the late Joshua B. and Mary Ellen (Zook) Zook. Her husband, Elmer E. Yoder, died July 4, 1976. Surviving are: children, Willard J. Yoder, Huntingdon RR2, Roland G. Yoder, Belleville, Mrs. Robert (Marie) Allison, Hickory Lane, Mill Creek, Mrs. Leonard (Ruby) Yoder, Allensville, Mrs. James (Rhoda) Campbell, Belleville RR, and John K. Yoder, Sarasota, Fla.; sisters, Fannie R. Zook, Allensville and Mary Yohn, Allensville, whom her parents raised; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughters, Shirley Grace and Rachel Yoder; son, Peter E. Yoder; sisters, Phoebe Oyer, Anna Zook, and Bertha Zook; brother, Chauncey Zook; two grandsons and one granddaughter. She was a homemaker and a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, where she was a member of the Beacon Light Sunday School Class and a song leader. She enjoyed gardening with flowers and vegetables. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with ministers Kenneth E. Litwiller and Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, PO Box 955, Belleville, PA 17004.

David W. Yoder
LEWISTOWN - David W. Yoder, 53, of 209 Peach Orchard Road, Lewistown, died at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at his residence. Born Sept. 13, 1946, in Lycoming County, he was a son of Mae E. (Eck) Browne of State College and the late David H. Yoder. His wife, G. Jane (Sunderland) Yoder of 209 Peach Orchard Road, Lewistown, whom he married May 22, 1977, survives. Also surviving are: children, David W. Yoder Jr., Reedsville, Christopher L. Yoder, Krista Everly and Julie Swope, all of Lewistown, Jennifer Yoder, Lancaster, and Jannette Rapp, Yeagertown; brothers and sisters, Susan Maples, Houston, Texas, Gary Yoder, Bonnie Martin, and Connie Stahlman, all of Bellefonte, John Yoder and Skip Browne, both of State College, and Donald Browne, Howard; and three grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was general manager at Foss Jewelers in State College. He was a member of the Lewistown Lodge F&AM No. 203, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and the Lewistown Kiwanis Club. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, where graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where a masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Brookline Hospice, 230 S. Logan Boulevard, Burnham, PA 17009 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Elizabeth M. Yoder
ALLENSVILLE - Elizabeth M. Yoder, 89, a resident of Valley View Haven, formerly of 371 Allensville Mountain Road, Allensville, died at 7:27 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the retirement home. Born Aug. 8, 1909, in Belleville RR, she was the daughter of the late Jonathan D. and Mary (Yoder) Kanagy. Her husband, Irvin L. Yoder, died in November of 1978. Surviving are: children, George T. Yoder, Churchville, Va., and Kathleen Lin, Chicago, Ill.; brothers and sisters, Amanda Kanagy, Aaron D. Kanagy, Verna M. Peachey, and Jonathan D. Kanagy, all of Belleville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lina Peachey and Mary Peachey, and a brother, Amandus Kanagy. She was a retired kindergarten teacher who taught at St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, and later at the Belleville Mennonite School. Also, she served as librarian at the Allensville Library for 10 years before retiring. She was a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church and a former Sunday school teacher. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Allensville Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Philip Barr and the Rev. Paul Bender officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Every Home for Christ, PO Box 35930, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-9945.

John I. Yoder
CHRISTIANA - John I. Yoder, 85, of 60 Buck Run Road, Christiana, died on Saturday, April 10, 1999, at the Fairmount Rest Home, Ephrata. Born in Belleville, he was the son of the late Jesse and Sadie (Yoder) Yoder. His first wife, Agnes E. (Kauffman) Yoder, died in 1966. His second wife, Ada R. (Kurtz) Yoder, whom he married March 25, 1967, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Wilmer (Gladys L.) Martin, East Earl, Vernon C. Yoder, Christiana, Mrs. Melvin L. (Carol Jean) Beiler, Gordonville, Mrs. Charles G. (Fern) Bauman, Leola, Mrs. LaVern J. (Janie) Yutzy, Lititz, John D. Yoder, New Holland, and Glenn R. Yoder, Terre Hill; brothers and sister, Chester Yoder, Hatfield, Norman C. Yoder, Phoenix, Ariz., and Barbara Peachey, Belleville; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Yoder and a sister, Amanda Byler. He was a farmer in the Christiana area. He was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, where he was a past Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed hunting and reading his Bible. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, 549 Swan Road, Atglen, with the Rev. Herman N. Glick and the Rev. Enno E. Jurrison officiating. Interment will be in Millwood Mennonite Cemetery in Gap. Friends may call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at the church and from noon until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions amy be made to: Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. The Brown & Shivery Funeral Home, Christiana, is in charge of arrangements.

Jonas D. Yoder
BELLEVILLE - Jonas D. Yoder, 82, of 702 Schoolhouse Road, Belleville, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at his residence. Born April 24, 1916, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Noah D. and Lizzie B. (Peachey) Yoder. His first wife, Nancy B. (Renno) Yoder, died Oct. 11, 1983. His second wife, Katie L. (Bender) Yoder, survives. Also surviving are: children, Sadie R. Peachey, Muncy, Mollie R. Peachey, Noah D. Yoder, and Lizzie N. Kanagy, all of Belleville; brothers and sisters, John N. Yoder, Oakland, Md., Sadie Brenneman, Stanwood, Mich., Mary E. Swarey, Beaver, Ohio, Korie N. Yoder, Allensville, Annie B. Kanagy, Fannie M. Peachey, and Noah B. Yoder, all of Belleville; 41 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three children, Katie R. Peight, John K. Yoder, and Leroy J. Yoder; an infant brother and brother, Rufus Yoder; and a sister, Amelia E. Brenneman. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Daniel N. Peachey residence, Schoolhouse Road, Belleville, with the ministers, John K. Brenneman and David M. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in White Hall Amish Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call from noon-8 p.m. today at the Yoder residence, 702 Schoolhouse Road, Belleville. The Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Karen J. Yoder
HARTLETON - Karen J. Yoder, 46, of Hartley House, Hartleton, died of natural causes, at 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Sept. 15, 1953, in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Samuel E. and Naomi K. (Byler) Yoder. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry (Julia A.) Horst, Selinsgrove; a brother, Merle Yoder, Mississipi; stepmother, Patsy Yoder, Port Trevorton; two nieces and two nephews. She also had extended family at the Hartley House. She attended Middleburg schools. She was employed by Suncom Industries, Northumberland for 20 years. She attended Maranatha Praise Center, Hartleton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Susquehanna Mennonite Church, Port Trevorton, with Pastor Leonard Stine and Albert Heimbach officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services today at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Hartley House Activity Fund, PO Box 33, Hartleton, PA 17829. George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Lomie Anna Yoder
BELLEVILLE - Lomie Anna Yoder, 87, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Huntingdon RR2, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Valley View Haven. Born Dec. 28, 1911, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Christ P. and Lydia A. (Sharp) Yoder. Her husband, Moses S. Yoder, died July 13, 1969. Surviving are: children, Ray M. Yoder, McVeytown RR1, Helen I. Yoder and Martin L. Yoder, both of Huntingdon RR2; sister and brother, Naomi B. Yoder and Joseph W. Yoder, both of Belleville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by infant sisters, Mary Yoder and Sadie Yoder; three brothers, John M. Yoder, Aaron S. Yoder, and Alpheus J. Yoder; and two infant grandsons. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Beth-El Mennonite Church and the church sewing circle. She attended J. W. Yoder Music School and enjoyed group music and leading music. She also posed for Mr. Yoder as Roseanna for his book, "Roseanna of the Amish." She enjoyed making braided rugs, and loved being outdoors, gardening and flowers. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. Galen Sharp and the Rev. Roy L. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.

Luther J. Yoder
MATTAWANA - Luther J. Yoder, 89, of Mattawana, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1909, in Bratton Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Elizabeth "Lizzie" Harshbarger. His first wife, Ruth M. (Yoder) Yoder, died in 1978. His second wife, Hazel M. (Schmittle) Hicks Yoder, whom he married Feb. 17, 1980, survives. Also surviving are: children, Rev. James A. Yoder, 115 Ridgeview Drive, Lewistown, Hazel Riley, East Lake, Ohio, Donald Yoder, Millsboro, Del., and Dennis Yoder, 1925 SR103 (Longfellow), Lewistown; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded in death by two sons and one grandchild. He was employed in early life in the grocery business and later owned and operated Yoder Tourways Inc. He was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren and the UCT Council 591. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. James A. Yoder and the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund, Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret N. Yoder
LANDSDALE - Margaret N. Yoder, 87, of Dock Terrace, Landsdale, and formerly of Broad Lane Road, Lewistown, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Dock Terrace. Born Nov. 22, 1911, in Mattawana, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Maude M. (Miller) Harshbarger. Her husband, Chester T. Yoder, whom she married March 26, 1939, survives. Also surviving are: daughter, Mrs. Floyd E. (Lois) Zook, Telford; sisters, Mrs. Mark (Mary) French, McVeytown RR2, and Mildred P. Stayrook, Belleville; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by sisters, Cuma Keener, Blanche Morrison, Bernice Peachey, Estella Yoder and Gertrude Kauffman; brothers, John I. Harshbarger, Guy Harshbarger and Robert Harshbarger. She was a homemaker and a member of Mattawana Mennonite Church, the Golden Rule Sunday School Class and the WMSC Sewing Circle. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mattawana Mennonite Church, with the Rev. M. Leon Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the WMSC Sewing Circle, c/o M. Leon Yoder, 521 SR 103 North, Lewistown, PA 17044. Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Yoder
BELLEVILLE - Mary E. Yoder, 84, of 10 Whitehall St., Belleville, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2000, at the home of her niece, Amanda E. Yoder. Born Aug. 23, 1915, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Jacob C. and Saloma (Peachey) Yoder. She is survived by 40 nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Rudy J. Yoder, John S. Yoder, David T. Yoder, Stephen P. Yoder, Amelia B. Byler, and Sarah S. King. She was a homemaker, seamstress and caregiver. She was a member of Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville, with Bishop David J. Peachey and ministers, David J. Peachey and Melvin Beachy officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her niece, Amanda E. Yoder, Whitehall and from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Myrene A. Yoder
BELLEVILLE - Myrene A. Yoder, 40, of 22 Valley Circle, Belleville, died of natural causes at 7:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at the home of her parents. Born July 13, 1959, in Belleville, she was a daughter of Marlin W. and Anna M. (Zook) Yoder of 3863 W. Main St., Belleville. Her husband, Michael F. Yoder, whom she married April 10, 1982, also survives. Also surviving are: children, Joshua M. Yoder, Jesse M. Yoder and Jenna A. Yoder, all at home; brothers and sister, J. Mark Yoder and Mrs. Randy (Patricia) Bulick, both of Belleville, and Alan P. Yoder of Allensville. She was a homemaker, a member of Mountain View Mennonite Chapel, Reedsville, and the Sunday School. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mountain View Mennonite Chapel, Reedsville, with the Rev. Lester Diller and Rev. Ivan E. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View Mennonite Chapel, 104 Shelly Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084, or Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ruth A. Yoder
MILL CREEK - Ruth A. Yoder, 94, of HCR 61, Box 630, Mill Creek, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at her home. Born June 3, 1905, in Allensville, she was a daughter of the late David D. and Katie (Plank) Zook Kauffman. Her husband, G. Elrose Yoder, whom she married Oct. 3, 1927, died Feb. 17, 1985. Surviving are: children, Iva L. Yoder, Mill Creek, Mrs. David (Effie) Spicher, Belleville, and Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Headings, Hesston, Kansas; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by brother and sisters, David M. Zook, Sadie Zook, Lydia V. Esh and Effie M. Yoder. She was a 1922 graduate of Allensville High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church and the Sunday school. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Allensville Mennonite Church, with Pastor Philip Barr and Pastor Paul Bender officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to Allensville Mennonite Church, PO Box 35, Allensville, PA 17002, or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ruth E. Yoder
BELLEVILLE - Ruth E. Yoder, 99, Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Allensville, died at 12:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 8, 1900, in Kalona, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Amos I. and Salome A. (Yoder) Yoder. Her husband, Thomas B. Yoder, died June 14, 1965. Surviving are: children, Richard L. Yoder, Allensville, Mrs. Vincent (Ruby) Snyder of Goshen, Ind., and Mrs. Robert (Sara) Frey of Elkhart, Ind.; brother, Sanford A. Yoder, Goshen, Ind.; 17 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Arnold I. Yoder, on Dec. 25, 1991; five sisters and two brothers. She was a graduate of Goshen Academy and had attended Goshen College. She was employed as a school teacher and taught in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including a one-room schoolhouse in Brady Township. She was a member of Otelia Mennonite Church, Mount Union RR. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. Galen Sharp and the Rev. Paul Bender officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mennonite Board of Missions, Elkhart, IN 46541.

Dr. Stanley Jonas Yoder
BOALSBURG - Dr. Stanley Jonas Yoder, 60, of Boalsburg, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Penn State-Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born August 13, 1938, in Belleville, he was the son of Katie B. Yoder, Hampstead, Md., formerly of Belleville, and the late Moses A. Yoder. Surviving are: children, Julie B. Yoder, Washington, D.C., and Stanley Phillip Yoder, Bellefonte; brother and sister, Paul T. Yoder, Philipsburg, and Eleanor Derstine, Hampstead, Md.; and two granddaughters. He was a graduate of Menno-Union High School in Belleville. He received his bachelor's degree in natural science from Goshen College, Goshen, Ind., in 1960, and completed medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, in 1964. He was an intern at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He served in the Coast Guard in Alaska in Public Health Service, caring for merchant marine, weather bureau and Federal Aviation Administration employees, as well as the occasional Russian fisherman. In 1968, he returned to Geisinger for an orthopedic residency before joining a practice in Montana. He was board-certified in 1974. He joined a practice in 1978 in State College until 1993, when he became an orthopedic surgeon with University Orthopedics. He was a member of the Boalsburg Heritage Museum, the Memorial Day Committee, University Mennonite Church and Phi Alpha Sigma Medical Fraternity, and was past president of Boalsburg Village Conservancy. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Eastern Orthopedic Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Association and Center County Medical Society. He was on the staff of Philipsburg Hospital, HealthSouth, Tyrone Hospital and Centre Community Hospital. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting caribou in Canada, elk in Montana, and grizzly bear in Alaska. He was an accomplished wild-game cook. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 109 McAllister Street, State College, with the Rev. David B. Miller, pastor of University Mennonite Church, officiating. Family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and 6-9 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Boalsburg Village Conservancy, P.O. Box 451, Boalsburg, PA 16827, or the Women's Resource Center, 140 W. Nittany Ave., State College, PA 16801, or the Sweet Medicine Wild Horse Sanctuary, P.O. Box 1111, Columbus, MT 59019.

Susie Z. Yoder
MCCLURE - Susie Z. Yoder, 83, of McClure RR2, formerly of Reedsville, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999. Born Nov. 24, 1915, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Anna (Zook) Yoder. Her husband, Joseph M. Yoder, whom she married in 1972, died in 1990. Surviving are: a sister, Salome Speicher, with whom she lived; a brother, Joseph C. Yoder, Andover, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the home of Joseph M. Hostetler, Coffee Run Road, Reedsville. Interment will be held in the Green Lane Amish Cemetery, Reedsville. The Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, is in charge of arrangements.

William P. Yoder
BELLEVILLE - William P. Yoder, 65, of 44 Laurel Lane, Belleville, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at his home. Born July 16, 1934, in Belleville, he was a son of the late Jacob H. and Saloma A. (Peachey) Yoder. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Sadie and Lydia A. Yoder, both of Kalona, British Columbia, Canada, Mrs. Roy (Rhoda) Hollinger, Brethren Village, Lancaster, Jefferson D. Yoder, Elverson, Mark S. Yoder, Belleville, Job Yoder, McVeytown, Nicholas Yoder, Christiana, and Mrs. Melvin (Nancy) Stolzfus, Sundree, Alberta, Canada. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond C. Yoder, Cletus J. Yoder and Thomas Yoder. He was a retired custodian. He served in the United States Army from 1957-1959, and in the United States Army Corps Reserves from 1959-1963. He attended the Mennonite Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beth-el Mennonite Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Foster R. King and the Rev. Roy L. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Mifflin County Division, 501 Howard Ave., Building D-1, Altoona, PA 16601. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Bulick Young
NEW CUMBERLAND - Hazel Bulick Young, 94, of 1815 Willow Road, Lower Allen Township, Camp Hill, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at her home. Born Aug. 22, 1904, in Allensville, she was the daughter of the late John and Bessie (Welfley) Bulick. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Young Jr. Surviving are: children, James S. Young III, Middletown, John A. Young, and Helen Y. King, New Cumberland, William J. Young, Mechanicsburg, Dennis F. Young, State College, Joan Heinzelmann, Nashua, NH, Roberta Y. Aumiller, and Pamela K. Ishler, both of Camp Hill; two sisters, Marian B. Dahlen, Belleville and Winona G. Jones, Westville, NJ; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and a member of the Reedsville Lutheran Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Parthemore Funeral Home Inc., 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland, with the Rev. Timothy L. Hoffman officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 118 Washington St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.

Erma G. Youtzy
LEWISTOWN - Erma G. Youtzy, 84, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of McVeytown, died at 10:25 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, at the manor. Born July 9, 1914, in Bratton Township, she was the daughter of the late Bruce M. and Alice Mae (Rittenhouse) Renninger. Her husband, Ralph E. Youtzy, whom she married Nov. 26, 1937, died July 13, 1963. Surviving are: sons, Harold P. Youtzy, Orange County, Florida and Gary L. Youtzy, Lewistown; sister and brothers, Blanche Bilger, Lewistown, Edward Renninger, McVeytown, and Donald Renninger, Beavertown; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Freeda Thompson, and two brothers, David Renninger and Russell Renninger. Early in life, she worked for the American Viscose Corporation and then for the Arrow Shirt Factory, retiring in 1977 after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, the Work and Win Sunday School Class, and the McVeytown Senior Citizens Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown. Memorial contributions may be made to: Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, Children's Department, 61 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.


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