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Roy N. “Sonny” Yoder Jr.

April 1, 1945 - January 29, 2022

Roy N. "Sonny” Yoder Jr., 76, of 4099 US Highway 522 S., McVeytown, passed away at 1:02 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

He was born April 1, 1945, in Allensville, a son of the late Roy N. Yoder, Sr. and Lizzie M. (Zook) Yoder. On May 8, 1965, he married Josephine Mae (Shore) Yoder who survives at their home.

He is also survived by: his children, Ivan R. Yoder and wife Pam of Belleville, Kevin W. Yoder and wife Marilyn of Orrtanna, and Laurel J. Delp and husband Nathan of Williamsburg; seven grandchildren, Sarah McBride, Kaitlyn Yoder, Cody Yoder, Ethan Yoder, Josiah Yoder and fiancee Shelby Lawry, Ryan Delp and Trevor Delp; two special great-grandchildren, Riley Unger and Zander McBride, as well as a brother, Dennis Yoder of Huntingdon and a sister, LeAnn Yoder of Seattle, Wash.

Along with his parents, Roy was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Baker.

He graduated in 1963 from Kishacoquillas High School. Roy attended Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He was employed at Allensville Planing Mill for 45 years. He was a member of Otelia Mennonite Church where he served as a lay pastor, Sunday school teacher, a representative for stewardship group, and on church council.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, being outdoors, bird watching, exploring new places, long mountain rides and sitting on the porch taking “snaps” at camp. He enjoyed being around people and was a great listener and helper to all. He most enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved Jesus and especially loved worshipping his Savior.

His memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Otelia Mennonite Church with Pastors Ivan R. Yoder and Dewayn Isaac officiating.

Burial will take place at Otelia Mennonite Cemetery. His viewing will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Otelia Mennonite Church, PO Box 2, Mount Union, PA 17066.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville.

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Feb 05, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family of Sonny and all who knew him. A pillar of faith in my young life, he seemed to me, humble, hardworking, enjoyed laughing and smiling. I had him for a Sunday school teacher which I remember with fondness. I wish I could attend the services today and greet those of you in the family and community and join in celebration of the life of Sonny. I'm so sorry for this too early loss. Sincerely, Corinna ClymerOlson

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