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Name: Chris Yoder <cyoder@tds>
Date: 2002-06-23
Comments:
AUDRE J. PROCTOR

 

Oct. 2, 1914 - Feb. 19, 2002
GOSHEN -- Audre J. Proctor, 87, of 1300 Greencroft Drive, died at 1:23 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2002) at Goshen General Hospital. She was born in New Paris on Oct. 2, 1914, to George and Hazel (Stiver) Yoder. She married Thomas Proctor in St. Johnsburg, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1939. He is deceased. Mrs. Proctor is survived by one son, Philip of Beverly Hills, Calif; one grandchild; and one sister, Bonnie Muir of Goshen. One sister, Betty Main; and one brother, Phillip D. Yoder, are deceased. Mrs. Proctor worked for American Heritage Publishing Co. in New York City. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Tri-Kappa sorority. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Violett Cemetery. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church.
 
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Name: Jean Wall <jean.wall@verizon.net>
Date: 2002-06-15
Comments:
Jesse Lee Morgan (son of George Morgan and Minerva)b. March 4, 1880 d. November 11,1924 m. Annie Yoder b. April 16,1885 d. October 10, 1944 Jesse and Annie are both buried in Somerset Co, Somerset Twp. Husband Cemetery. They had the following chilren.

Mary M. Morgan died infant
Lloyd E. Morgan died infant
Florence M. Morgan b.January 30, 1908 d. October 16, 1971 m. James Vest
Lester E. Morgan b.October 16, 1914 d. January 04, 1975 m. Helen
Marion Ruth Morgan b.February 10, 1917 d.December 13, 1984 m. July 19, 1934 in Frostburg, Maryland to Stanley Joseph Janeczek b.January 26, 1913 d.May 20, 1974
Katherine E. Morgan m. James Tunstall
Harry L. Morgan
Robert George Morgan b.May 04, 1923 d.February 18, 1979 m. Lena Corden b.September 07, 1998 d.September 07, 1998
Herman Morgan died infant
William Morgan died infant
Lucy Morgan died infant
Elsie Morgan m. Bittner
Minerva Morgan m. Cliff
Bertha Morgan m. Yinkey
Henry Morgan
Ernest Morgan
Lloyd Morgan
Victor Morgan

As soon as I get the missing information I can fill in the blanks. I obtained this infomation from Mellissa Morgan's family bible.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks,
Jean Janeczek Wall
 
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Name: Allan L. Yoder <ayoder7645@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-05
Comments:
Additional Obits.
Father Sidney Lloyd Yoder (83) May 2, 1900-March 7, 1984 Wellborn, Fl Elder Church Of Christ Roseville, Ohio,
Mother, Garnet Viola (McFarland)Yoder (92) April 8, 1902-April 24, 1994 Buried at Wellborn Cemetery Wellborn, FL
 
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Name: David M Yoder <gazebos@volfirst.net>
Date: 2002-05-14
Comments:
Funeral for Amelia (Peachey)Yoder was held Sat.May the 11th,2002.in Belleville,PA.She was buried beside her husband, the late LeRoy Yoder Sr.at the Mifflintown Amish Cemetery.
 
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Name: Ellen J. Chestnutt <EJCnutt@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-13
Comments:
This is the first I've looked at this - maybe you already have the information I have.
My mother (Lydia Booz Groff Ziemann)'s ancestor is Annie Yoder(1744-1822)who married Jacob Kolb/Kulp, & was the daughter of Casper Yoder (1720-1781),who married Barbara. He was son of Hans/John Yoder cira(1680/81- 1753/55)
 
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Name: Ray A. Yount <alby6@juno.com>
Date: 2002-04-05
Comments:
Some Yoder obits from Cumberland (MD) Times-News on-line edition from Jan 1999 to present:

FREDERICK A. SULLIVAN SR.

CUMBERLAND -- Frederick Alton Sullivan Sr., 78, of Cumberland, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 10, 1922, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Charles Clary Sullivan and Virginia Mae (Wright) Sullivan. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Geraldine Sullivan; five brothers, Charles, Carroll, Joseph (killed in Iwo Jima during World War II), James, and John Sullivan; three sisters, Thelma Sullivan Ziegler, Nellie Sullivan Hutchison, and Mary Elizabeth Sullivan Stinebaugh, who died earlier this year.

Mr. Sullivan was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a 55 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 307. Mr. Sullivan was a member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church and life member of the Cumberland Outdoor Club, where he served on the executive board and as recording secretary. Mr. Sullivan enjoyed bowling. He belonged to the Wednesday Night Men's League at The Bowler. He had also been on the IBEW team which won the championship in St. Louis. In addition, Mr. Sullivan was an avid fisherman. He loved fishing and had numerous Trophy Fish certificates from the state of West Virginia to prove it. You often would see Fred in his red and white pickup truck heading south for the Smoke Hole to snag a trout or two. The weather didn't matter, if they stocked , he was there. There'll be a lot of trout sleeping a little better tonight. Fred, the last of the fishin' Sullivans will now be fishing in heaven with his five brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Rose (Yoder) Sullivan; two sons, Frederick A. Sullivan Jr. and wife Sue, Cumberland, and Craig Lee Sullivan and wife Patty, Hagerstown; a daughter, Debra Norris and husband Mike, Hagerstown; four step-sons, twins Jay M. Miller and wife Susan, Philadelphia, Pa., and Kay Conward Miller and wife Candy, Virginia Beach, Va., Steven A. Miller, Cumberland, and Fredric I. Miller and wife Carol, Marietta, Ga.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews, including Beth and George Lanigan.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be conducted from Cresaptown United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Harold McClay Jr. officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park, where military honors will be accorded by the local Combined Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cresaptown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5206, Cresaptown MD 21505-5206.

Serving as pallbearers are Fred Sullivan III, Brian Sullivan, Nicholas Sullivan, Ed Harris, Matt Miller, Richard Poe, and Chris McDonald.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Sullivan, Adam Sullivan, and Jason Miller.

THOMAS H. UPOLE JR.
KATHLEEN JOY YODER
SALISBURY, Pa. - Thomas Howard Upole Jr., 51, and his stepdaughter, Kathleen Joy Yoder, 15, both of 547 Fisher Road, Salisbury, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at their residence as a result of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
Mr. Upole was born Aug. 9, 1946, in Oakland, Md., a son of Thomas Howard Upole Sr. and Vauda Marie (Bolyard) Upole, of Oakland. He was a member of Maranatha Assembly of God, Grantsville, Md., and was a foreman for the Garrett County Roads Department. He was a member of Grantsville Lions Club and was an AFSCME representative for his local union. He also coached Grantsville Pony League teams. Mr. Upole was an active member of the National Guard.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joy Marie (Yoder) Upole, Grantsville; a son, Donn Steven Upole, Grantsville; three daughters, Marcie Lynn Beiler and Lori Ann Upole, both of Grantsville, and Rhonda Kay Oates, Buckhannon, W.Va.; a stepson, Michael Yoder, Salisbury, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Klass, North Huntingdon, Pa.; three brothers, Harold and Charles Upole, both of Crellin, Md., Donald Upole, Oakland,; a half brother, Derek Gallagher, Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Margaret Landon, Alliance, Ohio, and Linda Dawson, Deer Park, Md.; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Kathleen was born May 28, 1983, in Meyersdale, Pa., a daughter of Mark W. Yoder, Felton, Pa., and Joy Marie (Yoder) Upole, Salisbury. She was a 9th grade student at Salisbury-Elk Lick High School where she played basketball, was a member of the chorus and was a staff member of the newspaper. She also played AYSO Soccer. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Thomas H. Upole Jr.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her stepmother, Debora D. Yoder, Felton, Pa.; a brother, Michael Yoder, Salisbury, Pa.; a sister, Cynthia Klass, North Huntingdon, Pa.; two stepbrothers, Donn S. Upole, Grantsville, Md., and Jeremy R. Staines, Felton, Pa.; four stepsisters, Marcie L. Beiler and Lori A. Upole, both of Grantsville, Md., Rhonda K. Oates, Buckhannon, W.Va., and Kimberly L. Staines, Felton, Pa.; her maternal grandparents, Creed and Miriam Yoder, Meyersdale, Pa., and her paternal grandparents, Crist and Rhoda Yoder, Grantsville.

Friends will be received for Mr. Upole and Miss Yoder at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Joint funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Dewayne and Sharon Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Springs Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy for Mr. Upole may be directed to Northern Garrett County High School Scholarship Fund and those for Miss Yoder may be directed to the Salisbury-Elk Lick High School Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.

EDITH I. ABE
RICHLANDTOWN, Pa. Ð Edith I. Abe, 91, of Richlandtown, formerly of Cumberland, Md., died Friday, April 7, 2000, at the Zohlman Nursing Home, Richlandtown.

Born in Somerset County, she was the daughter of the late Ephraim K. and Savilla (Yoder) Blauch. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Royal W. Abe on April 7, 1982; one grandson, Bryan Blosser in 1956; three sisters, Annie Llewelyn, Emma Kidwell and Edna Liller; and five brothers, Earl, Bruce, Floyd, Lester and Robert P. Blauch.

Mrs. Abe, along with her husband, owned and operated the former Abe's Grocery Store on McMullen Highway in Pinto, Md., for many years. She was a charter member of the Pinto Mennonite Church where she received an award for 20 years perfect attendance at Sunday school. She also served as church librarian and enjoyed quilting with the church sewing circle. After moving to Telford, Pa., in 1990, she attended the Rockhill Mennonite Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet Blosser and husband James, Telford; three grandchildren, James Blosser II and wife Lois, Conover, N.C., Gary Blosser and wife Judy, Wauseon, Ohio, and Brenda Hendricks and husband Fran, Telford; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Pinto Mennonite Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lester T. Hershey officiating.

Interment will be in the Pinto Mennonite Cemetery.

DWIGHT R. ``IKE'' KITZMILLER
ORRVILLE, Ohio - Dwight R. ``Ike'' Kitzmiller, 56, of Orrville, formerly of Mountain Lake Park, Md., died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital, Orrville.
Born March 19, 1941, in Oakland, Md., he was the son of Orval I. and Mildred M. (Zimmerman) Kitzmiller, Mountain Lake Park, Md.

Mr. Kitzmiller was a welder for Westinghouse until 1975. He attended the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Orrville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Loretta M. (Yoder) Kitzmiller; one son, Randy Kitzmiller and wife Rhonda, Apple Creek; one daughter Sherry Hurst and husband Mark, Orrville; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Klier and husband, the Rev. Robert Klier, Petersburg, W.Va., and Patricia Justice, Millsboro, Dela.

Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Assembly of God Church, Orrville, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis Woodruff officiating.

Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.

Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, is in charge of the arrangements.

JOSEPH CANGIALOSI
GRANTSVILLE Ð Joseph Cangialosi, 85, of 188 Main St., Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.

Born on April 29, 1914, in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of the late Salvator and Nita (Garofalo) Cangialosi.

He was a retired Broadcast engineer for the U.S. Information Agency and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 33rd. Infantry in Italy.

Surviving are his wife, Frances (Yoder) Cangialosi and a daughter, Louise Cangialosi, Glendale, N.Y.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Grantsville, on Monday at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap, on Monday at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow.

DAVID JONAS BEILER
GRANTSVILLE - David Jonas Beiler, 63, of 10311 New Germany Road, Grantsville, died Thursday, June 24, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Jan. 12, 1935, in Bellville, Pa., he was a son of Jonas Beiler, Grantsville, and the late Mary (Yoder) Beiler. He moved to Grantsville at the age of 7 with his parents.

On April 12, 1961, he married Mabel Yoder, daughter of Soll and Anna (Troyer) Yoder, who survives.

In addition to his wife and father, he is also survived by his step mother, Thelma (Schrock) Beiler, Grantsville; four children, John David Beiler, Harrisonburg, Va., Mary Frances Heiser, Fisher, Ill., Lamar Dale Beiler, Grantsville, Charles David Beiler, Salisbury, Pa.; a sister, Martha Byler, South Bend, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.

He was the owner of Laurel Run Farm Supply Company. A member of Glade Mennonite Church, he served on a variety of committees and was a Sunday School teacher, a past elder, and past board chairman.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, Pa., with the Rev. Alan Kauffman officiating.

Interment will be in Springs Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Glade Mennonite Missions Fund.

 
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Name: Ray A. Yount <alby6@juno.com>
Date: 2002-04-05
Comments:
The following Yoder surname obituaries are from the on-line Cumberland (MD) Times-News from Jan 1999 to present:

SARAH M YODER

ORRVILLE, OHIO Ð Sarah M. Yoder, 88, of 1923 W. High St., Orrville, formerly of Oakland, Md., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, following a short illness.

She was the widow of Elmer J. Yoder.

Funeral services were held in Orrville on Oct. 28, 2000.

Interment services will be held in the chapel of Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements under the direction of the Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, (330) 682-2966.

GILDA M YODER

MEYERSDALE, Pa. Ð Gilda May Yoder, 71, of 388 Sunny Vale Road, Meyersdale, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at her residence.

Born Nov. 3, 1928, in Coal Run, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Alverta (Stevanus) Stevanus. She also was preceded in death by two husbands, David T. Yoder, July 22, 1963, and Albert R. Yoder, March 1, 1996; two sons, Donald L. Yoder and an infant; one granddaughter, Laura Peck; one sister, Mabel Stevanus; and one brother, Dewey Stevanus.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Bradley (Penny) Mason, Mrs. David (Patricia) Knopsnyder, Mrs. Steven (Tammy) Hoover, all of Meyersdale, Mrs. Steven (Teresa) Trau, Margate, Fla., and Mrs. Scott (Roberta) Peck, Fort Hill; two brothers, Clifford J. Stevanus, Somerset, and Martin W. Stevanus, Confluence; 14 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Yoder was a member of the Salisbury Church of the Brethren, and was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Grantsville, Md., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel J. Whitacre officiating.

Interment will be in the Salisbury Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard, David and John Mason, Barry Jacobs, Dan Haines and David Knopsnyder Jr.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either the Salisbury Church of the Brethren or Somerset "In Touch" Hospice.

DOROTHY E YODER

PINTO Ð Dorothy Elizabeth Yoder, 86, of Pinto, went to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the Cumberland Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 22, 1914, in Patterson Creek, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Cleveland and Anna Pearl (Culp) Moreland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul N. Yoder; three brothers, Paul, Arthur, Jonas Moreland; and one sister, Delena Malone.

Mrs. Yoder was a homemaker. She was a member of Pinto Mennonite Church and the Women's Missionary Service Commission of the Mennonite Church.

Surviving are one son, Donald P. Yoder and wife Pat, Pinto; one daughter, Betty Jane Anderson and husband Alfred, Pinto; five brothers, Robert Moreland and wife Dot, Leonard Moreland and wife Leona, Ray Moreland and wife Katherine, Reathard Moreland and wife Odie, all of Ridgeley, W.Va., Carl Moreland and wife Virginia, Pinto; two sisters, Edna Blauch and husband Ralph, Harrisonburg, Va., Lila Liller and husband Charles, Keyser, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Karen Y. Morgan and husband Jeff, Pinto, Cheryl Y. Mast and husband Roger, Harrisonburg, Lori J. Kornhaus and husband John, Richmond, Va., Paul A. Anderson, Pinto, and fiancee Jeannine Mills, Bowling Green; and seven great-grandchildren, Jared Morgan, Brynn Morgan, Drew Morgan, Mark Mast, Grayson Mast, Cara Kornhaus, and Ben Kornhaus.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Pinto Mennonite Church, Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Phillip Dayton, the Rev. Lester Hershey, and the Rev. Brian Moreland officiating.

Friends will be received one hour prior to service at the church.

Interment will be in Pinto Mennonite Cemetery.

The family requests donations be made to the Union Rescue Mission.

Pallbearers will be Gene Reinhart, Craig Moreland, Larry Liller, Steve Helmick, Kurt Helmick, and Myron Moreland.

 

COLLEEN F YODER

STREET Ð Colleen Faye Yoder, 67, of Street, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at the St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson.

Born Jan. 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Hazel (Beachy) Yoder.

Mrs. Yoder was born of Amish and Mennonite heritage in Grantsville. She was a 1949 graduate of Allegany High School in Cumberland and had been a resident of Harford County for over 40 years. She began her employment at the Whiteford Pharmacy when they opened in 1962 and continued until her retirement in 1996. Mrs. Yoder was a member of the Emory United Methodist Church, Street. She enjoyed gardening, photography, spending time with her family, and collecting antiques and Amish artifacts.

Surviving are her husband, Edward D. Yoder. They observed their 49th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2, 1999. Also surviving are one daughter, Debra Yoder Harkins, Whiteford; one son-in-law, James M. Harkins, Harford County Executive; two granddaughters, Andrea R. Harkins and Stephanie N. Harkins, both of Whiteford; two brothers, Olin Yoder, Linthicum, and Gary Yoder, McHenry; and one sister, Mary Yoder O'Brien, Alexandria, Va.

Friends will be received at the Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Delta, Pa., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Emory United Methodist Church, Route 543 and Emory Church Road, Street, on Monday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Michael P. Fauconnet officiating.

Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Emory Church Building Fund, c/o Mrs. Meredith McKeon, 3583 Mill Green Road, Street, MD 21154, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore, MD 21203.

Active pallbearers are Charles Glasgow, Bud Keese, Tom Ensor, Tom Suter, Bob Kuehne and John Famous. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Daugherty, Roy Hutchins, Ken Beattie, Mayard Miller, Clay Arnold and Roy Houck.
 
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Name: Kathryn Bauer Klein <kleinkg@voicenet.com>
Date: 2002-03-26
Comments:
Boyertown Democrat, Vol #44, May 2, 1878

The funeral of Isaac Yoder, an old and well known citizen of Oley Township, took place last Tuesday morning from his residence in Pleasantville. The deceased was in the 73rd year if his age at the time of his death. The interment took place at the Pleasantville cemetery.
 
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Name: Grace Evans <gracevans@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-03-25
Comments:
Obit of my GG grandmother, Elizabeth Reichenbach YODER YR17a1, published in the Gospel Messenger, August 8, 1893.
Her burial place is Viewpoint Cemetery, Maiden Creek Church of the Brethren, Mohrsville, Berks County,Pennsylvania

KING--In the Ridgely church, Md., May 7, 1893, of old age, our mother, sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. Jonathan King, deceased, aged 82 years, 6 months and 21 days. She lived with her daughter [Lavina] and son-in-law ([Clement]Drake). With them she moved from Berks County, Pa., where she was born and raised, to Ridgely, Md., three years ago. Funeral services at Griffin, Md., by Bro. James Hutchinson, from Rev. 14:13, assisted by Bro. L. R. Brumbaugh. By her own request she was buried at her father's side in Pennsylvania. Services there by Bro. C.[hristian] Bucher and the home ministers of the Maiden Creek church, Pa., from Heb. 10:38, 39.

NOTE: Material in brackets inserted by GE from personal knowledge of the family.
 
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Name: Mary Lou <Meu1143@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-25
Comments:

5-30-1975
William H. Yoder, Retired Towanda Business Man, Dies

William H. Yoder of Towanda RD1 (N. Towanda), retired businessman who was held in the deepest regard throughout the community, died Friday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He would have been 69 years of age on Sunday, June 1.

Mr. Yoder's death was due to a heart ailment with which he had suffered for some time. He had gone to the Scranton hospital for treatment and yesterday suffered a relapse from which he failed to rally. Though Mr. Yoder's many
friends here were aware of his heart condition, his passing now was not expected and came as a great shock. He suffered his first heart attack in 1953 while driving home from Tunkhannock. Regaining his health, he continued his normal activities until 1973 when he sustained another attack and since then there have been recurrences.

William Yoder was born in Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Penna., on June 1, 1906, the only child of Henry B. Yoder and Sally SPITTLER Yoder. He received his formal education in the schools of his home community and Schuylkill Haven High School. After high school, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia and then entered the employ of an automobile tire dealer. He had become interested in this business while still in high school and it developed into his life's career.

During World War 2, Mr. Yoder served as an inspector for the Navy of aircraft manufactured by the Goodyear Corporation at Akron, Ohio. After the war he was
employed for two years as a field representative for the Goodyear firm and in 1947 came to Towanda, purchasing the Dr. George Maxwell property in N. Towanda, now the Dr. Lawrence Tama residence. In the barn on that property he
started his own tire business, known as the Yoder Tire Service, Inc. In 1962, he erected the establishment on Route 6 in North Towanda now housing the Yoder Tire Service. Bill, as he was know to his friends, worked hard and the business expanded rapidly. He retired from its operation two years ago. His son, William H. Yoder, Jr., now is president of the firm and the operating manager.

On June 30, 1925, Mr Yoder married Miss Alva Elizabeth HEIM, their wedding taking place in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at Schuylkill Haven. Since 1961, they have resided in the home in N. Towanda just north of their first
residence there. It was erected a year prior to the building of the tire plant.

Mr. Yoder was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church here; a member and past president of the Towanda Rotary Club; a member of the Page Masonic Lodge at Schuylkill Haven; a member of Irem Temple Shrine at Dallas, Penna.; a
member of Wesauking Grange, member of the Scottish Rite Bodies here and the Williamsport Consistory.

He was also a member of the Bradford County Shrine Club and with his wife attended its dinner meeting at W. Burlington in April, appearing to enjoy himself thoroughly.

In the 28 years that he resided in the Towanda community, Mr. Yoder won the esteem and deep affection of many. He was always very industrious but enjoyed fun and laughter. Generosity, kindness, and courtesy were woven into his
character. He was always very proud of his Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and this background added much to his popularity here.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: two daughters, Miss Mary Alva Yoder, a head nurse at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, and Miss Sarah Louise Yoder of Phoenixville, who is on the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital at Norristown;
a son, William H. Yoder, Jr., of North Towanda; two grandchildren, Heidi and Mark Yoder.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Maurice Hart, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at Luthers Mills.


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Name: Angela D Abel <AngelaDAbel@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-24
Comments:
Index to Deaths from 1853, Ohio Co., WV
book 85, #393
Yoders, James Elmer b. 17 April 1877 d. 4 May 1939
d. Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV - Wheeling Hospital
Residence: 11-9th St., McMechen, Marshall Co., WV
Spouse: Nealie Keller Yoders
b. Greene Co., PA
father: William Yoders b. PA
mother: Nancy Adams b. PA
Buried: McMechen Cemetary 7 May 1939
carpenter (40 yrs) last worked March 1939
 
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Name: Don Kauffman <grandpad@telus.net>
Date: 2002-03-24
Comments:
Newspaper account of the death of great-grandfther Levi D. Yoder (YR233746)

Tofield, Alberta, Canada

Tofield Standard - 1916, April 13 - HEADLINE - front page

Runaway Ends Farmer's Life
L. D. Yoder, Well-known Farmer and Respected Member of Community Victim of Fatal Accident

Levi D. Yoder, one of the most respected farmers of the Tofield district, was the victim of a fatal accident three o'clock Monday afternoon when a team attached to a farm wagon became unmanageable and in running down the farm lane by the house charged into the old gentleman who unsuccessfully sought to avoid them. The team was in charge of a son, Ray, who had been harrowing on the fields and who had come up to the farm buildings for a fresh double-tree, the one he had been using having been broken. He had attached the horses to the wagon to go back to the field and just climbed into the wagon when the animals, one of which had been a fractious beast for some time, made a break to run away and charged down the lane leading by the house. Just at this moment Mr. Yoder, senior, came into the lane and while he a second or two later saw the team coming and ran to the side of the lane to the wire fence to get out of the way, the runaways headed directly unto and over him. He was carried into the house and surgical aid was immediately secured. Besides receiving several external cuts and bruises it was found that grave internal injuries had been sustained and at four o'clock on Tuesday morning he breathed his last.

Deceased was one of the oldest farmers in the district, being over seventy years of age and the oldest member of the Salem Mennonite church. He came from Parnell, Iowa, to this district in 1912 and leaves besides a widow, eight sons and two daughters. One of the sons, George, lives in Iowa, and John in Montana while Dave, Jake, Henry, Ezra, Ray, and Vernon all live in this district. The two daughters are Mrs. J.E.Kauffman and Mrs. J.E. Swartzendruber, both of whom live in this district.

Deceased was a kindly old gentleman with a bright, cheerful and pleasing personality who endeared himself to all who knew him. The district sincerely mourns his loss and sympathises with the family in their bereavement.
 
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Name: Chris Yoder <cyoder@tds.net>
Date: 2002-03-24
Comments:
My grandmother

Elkhart Truth- April 17, 1980

LETTIE A. YODER

Mrs. Lettie A. Yoder, 91, of 1502 E. Jackson Blvd., died at 7a.m. today at home.

She was born Feb. 8, 1889, in Shipshewana, and married Ray S. Yoder, Oct. 6, 1906. He was a former city fireman who died in 1961.

Surviving are two sons, Otho, Saugatuck, Mich., and Raymond, Elkhart; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the White Funeral Home. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the first Brethren Church. The Rev. Dan Gray, assisted by Rev. J. Ray Klingensmith, Ashland College Seminary, will officiate. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Brethren Church.

 
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Name: Chris Yoder <cyoder@tds.net>
Date: 2002-03-24
Comments:
My father--died 12/6/1995

OTHO ("O.B.ö) YODER

Private family services for Otho "O.B.ö Yoder, 87, of Saugatuck, Mich., were held at Saugatuck Chapel at Dykstra Funeral Home. Burial was in Riverside Cememtery.
Mr. Yoder died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1995, at Holland Community Hospital, Holland, Mich.

Mr. Yoder was born April 27, 1908, in Elkhart, Indiana to Ray S. Yoder & Lettie Dillon Yoder. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1925 and from Purdue University in 1930, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He ran track in both high school and college and was a member of the record-setting 1926 Elkhart High relay team of Yoder, Teeters, Trautman and Steele whose record stood for about 40 years. He was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

Mr. Yoder was employed as a metallurgical engineer at ALCOA, retiring after 43 years. He had worked for ALCOA in new Kensington, and Pittsburgh, Pa., and ALCOA, Tennessee. He served as Assistant Chief Metalurgist at the plant in Pleasant Valley, Ia. He also served as an international representative for ALCOA with the Furakawa Aluminum Company in Nikko, Japan and for five years with Lipps Aluminum in Drunnen, Netherlands.

O.B. was an avid golfer and shot a hole-in-one at the West Shore Golf Club in Douglas, Mich. He was a member of the Douglas Community Church for over 22 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Pamperien Yoder; two sons, Kirby Yoder of Shanghai, China, and Chris Yoder of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; grandchildren Ray, Roy, and Ryan Yoder of Ia., Christian and Jerusha Yoder of Tn.; great-grandson Andrew Yoder & a brother Raymond Yoder of Elkhart, In.
 
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Name: Chris Yoder <cyoder@tds.net>
Date: 2002-03-24
Comments:
Thanks to Robert Keller for providing this.

Mary Jane (Yoder) Gofus-8/16/2001

Mary Jane Gofus, 81, formerly of 1383 Freidensburg Road, Stony Creek Mills, and Grandview Manor, Fleetwood, died Aug. 16 in Manor Care Health Services Muhlenberg Township, where she had been a patient for 10 days.
Her husband, John J. Gofus, died in 1992.
Born in Owosso, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Viola D. (Rapp) Yoder.
Gofus was employed as the manager of the Antietam Elementary School cafeteria for 15 years, retiring in 1982.
She served as chairwoman of the Lower Alsace Township Centennial Committee and for many years was the beneficial secretary and treasurer of the Stony Creek Athletic Association Ladies Auxiliary.
Gofus was a member of the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stony Creek Mills.
She is survived by a daughter, Stephanie J. (Gofus) Hymes, Denver, Colo.
Also surviving are a brother, Joseph O. Yoder, Stony Creek Mills, and a sister, Nancy A. Yoder, Pottstown.
There are also three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 10am in Lutz Funeral Home, Mount Penn. Burial will be in the Spies-Zion Cemetery, Alsace Township.
 
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Name: Jim Huratiak <jhuratiak@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2002-03-24
Comments:
TAYLORSVILLE ? Genevieve M. Troutman, 76, of Taylorsville RD 1, died Thursday, March 21, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville.
Born in Barry Township on May 10, 1925, she was a daughter of the late David and Letha (Yoder) Dechant.
She was a 1943 graduate of Hegins Township High School and was employed as a sewing machine operator at the former Reidler Knitting Mills in Ashland until her retirement.
She married Whalen Troutman, who died in 1985.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are a son, Paul Troutman of Gordon; a sister, Joan Wagner of Nescopeck; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
 
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Name: Chris Yoder <cyoder@tds.net>
Date: 2002-03-23
Comments:
Contributed by Kaye Straus, jkstraus@bellsouth.net

JESSE YODER

MORTON, ILL -- Jesse L. Yoder, 96, formerly of 114 Hemlock Drive died at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2002 at Morton Terrace, where he was a resident.
Born Aug. 27, 1905 in Morton to Edward and Anna Kaufman Yoder, he married Margaret A. Yentes on July 02,
1932, in Peoria. She died June 30, 1996.
He also was preceded in death by three sisters.
Surviving are one son, Donald (and Bobbie) of Morton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Ringel of
Marquette Heights; one sister Mrs. William (Eula) Grimm, Jr. of Morton; six grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren.
He had worked for Edward Yoder Transfer and Ice Co. in Morton for 15 years. He then became the first city letter
carrier in Morton for the U.S. Postal Service in 1941 and later became a rural carrier in 1955. He retired in 1965.
He was a member of Community United Church of Christ in Morton. He also was a member of Kennel Lake
Sportsman's Club.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at his church. The Revs. James and Laura Shelton will officiate. Visitation
will be from 5 to 8 tonight at Ludwig Mortuary and one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Roberts
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church or Harbor Light Hospice in Peoria.

 

 
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Name: Chris Yoder <cyoder@tds.net>
Date: 2002-03-23
Comments:

AUDRE J. (Yoder) PROCTOR
Oct. 2, 1914 - Feb. 19, 2002
GOSHEN -- Audre J. Proctor, 87, of 1300 Greencroft Drive, died at 1:23 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2002) at Goshen General Hospital. She was born in New Paris on Oct. 2, 1914, to George and Hazel (Stiver) Yoder. She married Thomas Proctor in St. Johnsburg, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1939. He is deceased. Mrs. Proctor is survived by one son, Philip of Beverly Hills, Calif; one grandchild; and one sister, Bonnie Muir of Goshen. One sister, Betty Main; and one brother, Phillip D. Yoder, are deceased. Mrs. Proctor worked for American Heritage Publishing Co. in New York City. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Tri-Kappa sorority. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Violett Cemetery. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church.
 
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Name: Don Kauffman <grandpad@telus.net>
Date: 2002-03-23
Comments:
Miller. - Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham and Rachel (Yoder) Hershberger, was born in St. Joseph Co., Mich., May 18, 1876; died at her home, Topeka, Ind., Oct. 13, 1947, after a year's illness; aged 71 y. 4 m. 25 d. On Oct. 8, 1892, she was united in marriage to Jacob J. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 2 daughters (Allen, New Paris, Ind.; William, Topeka, Ind.; John, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. Beulah Lantz, Bear Lake, Mich.; Fannie, Topeka, Ind.; Elmer, Converse, Ind.; and Walter, New Paris, Ind.), 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Jacob Y., Vistula, Ind.), and one half sister (Susan - Mrs. I. M. Zook, Portsmouth, Va.). One daughter (Emma Mae), 6 half brothers (Menno, Joseph and Enos Hooley, Daniel, Joseph and John Hershberger), and 5 half sisters (Anna Troyer, Emma Rheinheimer, Mattie Hartzler, Sarah Bontrager, and Fannie Hershberger) preceded her in death. In her younger years she gave her heart to Christ and was a member of the Mennonite Church until death. She was kind, loving, and cheerful, regular in church attendance when health permitted, and deeply interested in spiritual things. Funeral services were conducted at the Maple Grove Church, Topeka, on Oct. 15, by Early C. Bontrager and Edwin J. Yoder. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery.