2011-06-09 / Obituaries

Lois H. Younker

Mercersburg, 87

In Memory In Memory Lois Hope Landers Younker, 87, Tollgate Ridge Road, Mercersburg, Pa., died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at her home.

Born October 27, 1923, near Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Charles and Ida Bella Robinson Landers.

She was a resident of Thompson Township, Fulton County, where she was involved with the family-operated farms and custom meat processing.

She was a 1940 graduate of Hancock High School and a 1944 graduate of Allegany Hospital School of Nursing by the Sisters of Charity, Cumberland, Md.

A veteran of World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. While employed at the University of Maryland Hospital she joined the American Red Cross emergency call for nurses in the polio epidemics of 1949- 1950 at Little Rock, Ark., Minneapolis, Minn., and Baltimore, Md.

She did private home and hospital nursing for several years, retiring in 1983 from the Maryland State Health Dept. after 30 years of service as a public heath nurse in Washington County, Md.

In memory of Curtis Hixon: You left us beautiful memories Your love is still our guide Although we cannot see you You’re always at our side. Love, Mom, Dad and familyShe was a participant in the Nurse Health Study by the Harvard Medical School since 1976, a research program of professional Women in relation to health and disease.

She was a charter member of the Women in Military Service for the American Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. She was a member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Eldon P. Younker, whom she married December 21, 1956; two sons; Kirk T. Younker and wife Diane; Blane T. Younker and wife Jackie, all of Fulton County; one stepdaughter, Judy Esque, McConnellsburg; and four grandsons: Travis, Byron, Kyle and Adam Younker.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Victor, Ralph H. and Harry Rodger Landers.

Services will be held Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m., at Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery. Revs. Duan L. Jensen and Russell Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Wednesday, June 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For the convenience of the family and friends, the funeral home will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Damascus Christian Church, 199 E. Pittman Road, Needmore, PA 17238.



In memory of George Thomas Sidler, who passed away June 4, 2001.

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By family and friends

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