Farming Rural 04

Eldon P. Younker

July 24, 1930 ~ January 30, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Mercersburg, PA

Eldon P. Younker, 91, of 141 Tollgate Ridge, Mercersburg, PA., passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Homewood at Williamsport, in Williamsport, MD.

Born July 24, 1930, near Sylvan, Franklin County, PA., he was the son of the late Kreps R. and Estella Pauline Hanes Younker and the husband of the late Lois H. (Landers) Younker.

He was a well-known farmer in lower Fulton County, Thompson Township, Fulton County, PA.

He was a Veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean War.

He was a member of the VFW FOVA Post 655, in McConnellsburg, PA.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Association.  He was named Farmer of the Year in 1966 by the Fulton County Soil Conservation District.

He was a Past Director of the Southern Fulton School Board, Past Director of the Southern States Coop and Past Director of the Mercersburg Sportsman Club.

He was employed by Wright Construction as a bulldozer operator and helped to build Interstate 70 in Washington County, MD.

He is survived by two sons; Kirk T., wife Diane, and Blane T., wife Jackie D.; four grandsons, Travis, wife Erin, Byron, Kyle, wife Megan, and Adam; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Argyle V. Sensel, Hagerstown, MD., Barbara Ann Deneen, Hancock, MD., Connie I. Booth, Warfordsburg, PA.; six brothers, Edward H. Younker and Clarence Randall Younker, both of Warfordsburg, PA., Vaughn H. Younker, Falling Waters, WV., Maurice C. Younker and D. Leon Younker, both of Mercersburg, PA., Carl T. Younker, Big Cove Tannery; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Hill and a daughter, Judy Eskew; two brothers, Guy A. Younker and Donald L. Younker.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, at Damascus Christian Church, 717 Big Cove Tannery Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA.  Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 pm.  Rev. Russell Hoffman will officiate.  Burial will follow in Damascus Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eldon’s name to Damascus Cemetery, c/o Richard Grove, 880 Gem Bridge Rd, Needmore, PA 17238

Funeral services were entrusted to Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock, MD.  Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.grovefh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 5, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Damascus Christian Church
Big Cove Tannery Road
Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 5, 2022

12:00 PM
Damascus Christian Church
Big Cove Tannery Road
Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
February 5, 2022

Damascus Cemetery
Big Cove Tannery Road
Big Cove Tannery, MD 17212

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