March 27, 1965 – April 16, 2018
Our much-loved Kathy A. Yordy, 53, Elizabethtown has finished her courageous 3 ½ -year pancreatic cancer journey on April 16, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was a warrior until the end. Kathy has moved on to a new journey with our Heavenly Father free of sickness and pain, where she continues to be a prayer warrior for those left behind. Kathy was born on March 27, 1965 to William and Shirley Dettling Mclaughlin. She was blessed with a large loving family and many, many friends. She married her best friend Thomas M. Yordy in 1983 and they were blessed with two daughters: Stephanie Yordy-Brosey fiancé of William Sager and Courtney Yordy. Kathy was a 1983 graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School and went on to own and operate her own notary business in Elizabethtown. Kathy lived her life to the fullest and feared nothing. She received her motorcycle license and went on many motorcycle excursions with family and friends. She never met anyone that she didn’t call “friend.” Kathy had attended Hope Community Church and also owned her own cleaning business. She volunteered with the non-profit organization for people who are terminally ill known as Shareacard for 19 years and was the principal in charge since 2004. She also participated in Secret Santa with her husband Tom and volunteered for the American Red Cross. In addition to her motorcycling, she loved camping trips. In addition to her husband, daughters and parents. She is survived by grandchildren: Abigail Brosey, Hailey Brosey, Zoey Sager, Angela Sager, William Sager, Jr. and Dakota Sager. She is also survived by siblings: Keith and wife Teri McLaughlin, Michele McLaughlin, Melissa wife of Nelson Kilmer, William McLaughlin, III, Beth wife of John Manual. There will be a celebration of Kathy’s life on Thursday April 26, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel, 1244 Bainbridge Rd., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shareacard, 992 Hershey Rd. Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
- Celebration of Life Thursday, April 26, 2018
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April 21, 2018
Kathy aka “Nana”,
In the short amount of time I got to know you, I was immediately welcomed. I loved spending summer days at your house with you and your granddaughters, it brings up some great memories for me. You were such a selfless, strong and amazing person. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for showing me what true strength and compassion is. Love, Miss Emily
April 20, 2018
My sweet Kath, you know you will be greatly missed. I so wish I could be in PA to help Tom and the girls celebrate your life as it was a wonderful one. I have so many memories of us. The photo below is one I will always cherish. You and Tom made us laugh so hard when you came dressed as Bush and Cheney for the Halloween party. I had hoped to spend and make many more memories of times in FL when you would made your yearly trip down on the bikes. You will always have a spot in my heart. Love, Cindy
April 20, 2018
Rest in peace my dear lady you are greatly missed! My thoughts are with the family during this time. Much love and many hugs to you all!