Ethel M. Yelk

Ethel M. Yelk

Monday, March 13th, 1933 Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

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Obituary for Ethel M. Yelk (Miller)

Ethel M. Yelk, 87, of New Holland, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 after a brief illness at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Salisbury Twp., she was a daughter of the late Edward F. and Florence (Diem) Miller. Her husband, Robert W. Yelk, died July 11, 2005.
Ethel was a 1951 graduate of Paradise High School and later retired as secretary at Caernarvon Elementary School.
She was a member of Pequea E.C. Church.
Surviving are three children, Barbara A. Eannone of Ephrata, Thomas R. Yelk of East Earl, and Judith A. (Alan) Fisher of East Earl; five grandchildren, Kristan Ann Eannone, Jared M. Eannone, Evan M. Yelk, Brett A. (Hannah) Fisher, and Joel M. Fisher; a sister, Betty J. (Curtis) Graybill; and a brother, J. Robert (Alta Hoover) Miller.
Preceding her in death are four sisters, Helen Slaymaker, Eva Lehman, Dorothy Hillard, and E. Eleanor Witmer; and three brothers, Edwin P., William, and Paul Miller.
A private graveside service at Pleasant View Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125, or to the American Heart Association, ( To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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    Pleasant View Cemetery
    650 Fritztown Rd.
    Sinking Spring, PA
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    A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Mark and Brittany Ewell sent flowers to the family of Ethel M. Yelk (Miller).
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Jim & Judy Sinclair

Rest In Peace Dear Lady.
Comment | Posted at 08:48pm via Condolence

Judy Slaymaker

Carl & Judy Slaymaker
Barb, Tom & Judy & Families, so sorry to read the news about your Mother and my Aunt. Seeing Judy at Yoder's months back she was having health problems and no longer in pain. Love & Hugs
Comment | Posted at 07:56pm via Condolence

Judy Martin

To the Yelk family,
Barbara, Tom, and Judy
So sorry for your loss she was a great neighbor and friend. Thanks Judy for all the babysitting you did for My girls. They will always remember the popcorn treat you supplied.
Comment | Posted at 06:20am via Condolence

Barbara Eannone

Thank you. Love the picture.
Posted at 04:54pm

Stephanie Mowery Byers

Dear Barb, Tom & Judy,
So sorry to see the passing of your mom. We have fond memories of going out to your house, one of our favorite families to visit...Mark & I stayed with your Mom & Dad when Joe was born. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Hugs to you all,
Stephanie Mowery and Family.
Comment | Posted at 07:47pm via Condolence

Mark and Brittany Ewell

We are so very sorry for your loss. We send our condolences.
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