Elaine Bernice (LILLEY) YODER

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Photo that accompanied Elaine's obituary in the Lewistown Sentinel.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/2/14 - Image Year: 1980

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Elaine B. Yoder, 65, of Mountain Road, Port Royal, passed away at 3:46 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Harrisburg Hospital.

Born on May 14, 1949, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd C. and Nina M. (Kell) Lilley.

Her husband, John P. Yoder, whom she married on Sept. 21, 1970, preceded her in death on March 13, 2013.

Surviving her are: three sons, James L. Yoder and fiancee, April, Jacob R. Yoder and Jordan C. Yoder and wife, Karen, all of Port Royal; and one brother, Cloyd "Turk" Lilley and wife, Sharon, of Port Royal.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Wesley Yoder, on Feb. 16, 1993, and also by a brother, Wesley D. Lilley on Jan. 1, 1971.

A 1967 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Elaine worked as a waitress at the former Parson's Restaurant, Port Royal. Later, she helped her husband on the family farm. She also volunteered at the former Port Royal Senior Citizen's Meals on Wheels program and was a member of the Matamoras United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Matamoras United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Matamoras Road and Mountain Road, Port Royal, with Pastor Terry J. Brosius and the Rev. Kenneth R. Kitzmiller officiating.

Interment will be at McCulloch's Mills Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Juniata County.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the Rex Funeral Home in Port Royal.

Memorial donations may be made in Elaine's memory to the Matamoras United Methodist Church, c/o Lee Ellen Foose, 40 Pine Lane, Port Royal, PA 17082.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/5/17 - Image Year: 1967
Photo of Elaine that appeared in the 1967 Tuscarora Valley High School yearbook.

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