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Helen D. Yoders

August 18, 1941May 4, 2020

Helen D. (Watters) Yoders – affectionately known as “Bug” and/or “Layla” -- was born August 18, 1941 to Harold E. Watters, Sr. and Mildred (Hart) Watters and passed away May 4, 2020 after a long illness with her family by her side.

She graduated from Jefferson-Morgan High School in 1959 and married Irvin T. “JR” Yoders Jr. and they were stationed around the United States and abroad during his Air Force career. They returned to Greene County after his retirement in 1975. Helen worked at several grocery stores and she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #954 for over 25 years.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Tawny Koval of Jefferson, a son, Donald (Colleen) Yoders of Myerstown; a sister Judy (Ben) Adamson of Ravenna, Ohio; six grandchildren Jessica Koval, Karissa (Chris) Burns, John T. Koval, Kala Yoders, Kady Yoders, and Kyle Yoders, five great-grandchildren Khloe Cline, Owen Koval, Aiden, Annabelle & Axel Burns; two sisters-in-law Emma Schubert, and Joan (Bill) Fuller; and several nieces and nephews and their families.

Her husband, Irvin T. “JR” Yoders, Jr. preceded her in death along with her parents and brother Harold E. Watters, Jr.

A special thanks and appreciation to Amedisys Hospice of Masontown, for the great care and support they provided.

Due to the state and federal guidelines and restrictions for COVID-19 events the viewing and services are private and entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.


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Jane Snyder

May 18, 2020

Cousin Helen. I loved your attitude, whether it was about life or the things going on in your life. You always could make it funny even though at times you were mad at the world.. You had the greatest
smile and your laughter could make anyone smile. I'm sorry you had to leave us so soon. But now your with "JR" ( Clark Gable ). : )
That will be another journey, only this one will be peaceful..
You are missed.
Love Ya cous,
Jane Snyder

Charlotte Tedrow

May 14, 2020

To Jess and family so sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts for you all.

John Kuntz

May 9, 2020

I can remember as a child growing up I spent most of my childhood life spending summers with my uncle and aunt in the old home place one of my fondest memories as a kid at bugs her and jr would be working and us kids would be snooping through their house and one of them would come home and us kids would all run out the back door and into the woods of course we'd always get caught . Aunt bug would read us the riot act and back to playing we would go lots of memories

Carolyn Fox

May 9, 2020

Tawny sorry for the loss of your mother, Helen!
She will be missed by many friends and family!
Thinking of you and prayers for all!

Charlotte Tedrow

May 8, 2020

To Jess and family I am so sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts for you all.

Shirley Ankrom Czikray

May 8, 2020

Helen and I had many happy times at Croppies growing up. May she RIP. My condolences to the family.

Denise Blakley

May 8, 2020

Aunt bug was a tuff cookie. Anytime something happened down at my parents house . l knew I can run up to aunt bugs house for safety . Lol .. Lot of good memories

Tom Shumaker

May 8, 2020

Donnie, Tawney, Judy & Family:
Helen was a special kind of person who said what she thought. Last saw her a couple of years ago at our class get-together, but thought of her often. I sent her a card Tues., not knowing she had passed. Our sincere & heartfelt condolences. I have sent an email to many of our classmates. I can't think of Helen without remembering JR. Great guy!
Helen will be memorialized by our class when, and if, we get together in Sept. She will not be forgotten.

Raianna & Bruce Murphy

May 7, 2020

Our thoughts go out to all of Helen's family. Helen was a hoot. The last time I saw her was a few years back at a yoga class at the fairground's 4H building.
So sorry for your loss.
Raianna & Bruce Murphy

Sue van dyke

May 7, 2020

Bug and Judy were the cousins that I spent the most time with as we were growing up. I remember their farm, playing in the hay loft, attempting to milk the cow in the milk shed where Bug's home is now located. Riding in the back of their Dad's black pickup for a fun day at Golden Oaks park. I am so glad that I was able to visit with her on my last visit to PA. Her passing will leave all of us with good memories of her laughter and kindness. God is merciful and she has gone to a place of pain free peace. Love and condolences to the family. Susie


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