John Harvey "Jake" Yoder
John Harvey "Jake" Yoder, age 85, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012.
Born June 5, 1927, in Canton, he was the son of Fred and Edna (Fry) Yoder.
Jake graduated from Minerva High School in 1945, going into the Navy during his senior year of high school. He served on an aircraft carrier during World War II. He attended Mount Union College.
Jake owned and operated the Southern Inn from 1958 to 2000. He was a member of Minerva Eagles, Minerva VFW, Minerva and Malvern Athletic Booster Clubs and Minerva First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by a son, Brad (Sudie) Yoder of Carrollton; a daughter, Paula Jo (Jim) Moore of Kensington; ex-wife and best friend Gloria "Tootie" Lipscomb; his grandchildren, Evan, Kellen, Bradon and Alanna Yoder; Josh (Lindsey) Moore, Logan and Taylor Moore, Landon (Corrin) Clark, and Corey (Samantha) Clark; great-granddaughter, Jayden Clark; nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred, Jr. (Catherine) Yoder and Paul (Ruth) Yoder; niece, Cathy Yoder; and nephew, John Paul Yoder.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, July 30 at The First Presbyterian Church, Minerva, with Rev. Virginia Birks and Rev. Ben George officiating. Calling hours will be held Sunday 5 - 8 p.m. and one hour before services at The First Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Minerva Firefighters Assn., 505 E. Lincoln Way, Minerva, OH 44657, or the Minerva Athletic Booster Club.
Friends may express condolences at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.