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Carolyn J. (Patterson) Yoders

October 25, 1936 — January 24, 2024

Wind Ridge

Carolyn J. (Patterson) Yoders, age 87, of Wind Ridge, passed away, Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Waynesburg Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Born October 25, 1936, in Kirby, daughter of the late William Irwin and Marie (Hoy) Patterson.

Carolyn was a Greene County resident her whole life. She graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1954. Carolyn was a member of the Aleppo Brethren Church. She married Donald M. Yoders on May 21, 1955, and they were happily married for 59 years until his passing on November 24, 2015. Carolyn loved to craft, read books, sewing, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by four children, Robin L. Gillispie, of Aleppo, Debra D. (Jay) Jones, of Rogersville, Donald W. (Mary Jo) Yoders, of Glen Easton, WV, and Ronald I. (Lori) Yoders, of Murfreesboro, TN; 15 grandchildren, Craig (Caren) Gillispie, Jerrod (Kelli) Gillispie, Cara (Matt) Cunningham, Gary (Brooke) Gillispie, Chelsey (Garett) Johnston, Curtis (Kendra) Jones, DJ (Sarah) Yoders, Travis (Nicole) Yoders, Ashley Yoders, Toby (Karyna) Hughes, Hunter (Kristin) Yoders, Amanda (Shawn) Jensen, Austin, Cole, and Ty Yoders; 30 great grandchildren, Cheyanne and Cicely Gillispie, Hayden Housel, McKinlee, Harper, and Morgan Gillispie, Caiden, Kyle, and Mila Cunningham, Baby Girl Gillispie, Nolan, Hadley, Lainey, and Kinley Johnston, Felicity Jones, Talen Brown, Eli Yoders, Braxton Yoders, Taylee, Taegen, Weston, and Tinslee Yoders, Waylon, Ryker, and Baby Girl Hughes, Nash, Dixie, Winter, Romeo, and Baby Jensen; sister, Linda McCracken, of Waynesburg; sister-in-law, Emma Lee Patterson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, great granddaughter, Peyton Yoders; brother, Bill Patterson and son-in-law, Gary Gillispie. 

Friends and family will be received on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Scott Blair, III, officiating. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo.

Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.  

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Friday, January 26, 2024

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